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Sarah Low

Also Known As: "Lowe"
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: after May 21, 1712
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Low, of Ipswich and Margaret Todd
Wife of John Safford, Sr.
Mother of John Safford, Jr.; Margaret Safford; Sarah Pulsifer; Mercy Safford; Rebecca Safford and 3 others
Sister of Dea. Thomas Low; Margaret Davison; Abigail Low and John Low, of Ipswich

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About Sarah Low


  1. BIRTH: No birth rec found. Sarah is identified in the will of her father Thomas Low of Ipswich, 20 Apr 1677, proved 6 Nov 1677 (THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 3 vols. [Salem, MA, 1916-20], 3:175-76 [FHL #974.45 P2p]). Date of birth is calculated from age 23 on Ipswich Quarterly Court rec, May 1660 (RECORDS AND FILES OF THE QUARTERLY COURTS OF ESSEX COUNTY, 9 vols. [Salem, MA, 1911-75], 2:200 [FHL #974.45 P2e]).
  2. MAR: No mar rec found. The will of Sarah's father, above, mentions his dau Sarah and granddaughter Sarah Safford. This granddaughter is a proved dau of John Safford. Essex deeds clearly show that the wife of John Safford was Sarah (Essex Co. Deeds, 32:161 [FHL #866028]). Hence, Sarah Low, dau of Thomas Low, married John Safford.
  3. DEATH: No death rec found. Sarah was living as late as 21 May 1712 when she acknowledged her deed to Michael Farley of 16 Jun 1708 (Essex Co. Deeds, 25:142 [FHL #866025]). ~LDS ORDINANCES BEP: I SEAL S: FGRA


Sarah, daughter of Thomas Lowe, married John, son of Thomas Safford.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 52 (1898), p.67.~.

Children of THOMAS LOW and MARGARET TODD are:

+ 9 iv. Sarah Low, born Abt. 1637 in Ipswich, Essex County Massachusetts; died Aft. 16 June 1708 in Preston, NH..

Genealogical Dictionary of New England. James Savage, Genealogical Pub. Co, 1965, Vol III, p. 125.~.


Thomas Low, the founder of this family in America (name sometimes spelt Lowe or Loe), whose family probably originated near Boxford, Suffolk. He emigrated to Chebacco, Essex, Mass, in a company of settlers led by the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, which sailed from Gravesend, 6-1-1636, arriving in Massachusetts Bay later in the same year. He was granted, according to Schofield's Records, ten acres of land, (b. 1605, d: 9-8-1677, married to Margaret, daughter of Ananias Todd, of Polstead Hall, Boxford). Thomas Low's issue: John Low, married 12-10-1661 to Sarah Thorndike; Thomas Low; Margaret Low; Sarah Low, married Joseph Safford. [SIC: JOHN Safford]

Father may have been Thomas Low, who immigrated to Ipswich, MA in 1843, making it more likely she was born in ipswich, UK

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol.33 (1879), p. 105.~.


Thomas Low, Sr. of Ipswich. Will dated 4-20-1677. Wife Susanna, children: John, Thomas, Margaret, and Sarah. Granddaughters: Margaret Davison and Sarah Safford. Listed as an early settler of Essex and Old Norfolk.

  • Sarah Lowe in U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
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Sarah Low's Timeline

Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
June 3, 1640
Age 3
Age 25
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
February 28, 1664
Age 27
July 14, 1664
Age 27
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
February 26, 1667
Age 30
August 30, 1667
Age 30
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
February 27, 1669
Age 32