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Sarah Wharton (Higginson)

Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. John Higginson and Sarah Higginson
Wife of Richard Wharton, of Boston
Mother of Sarah Cotta; Bethiah Bumstead; Frances Wharton and Catharine Wharton
Sister of Capt. John Higginson; Anna Dolliver; Thomas Higginson; Francis Higginson; Henry Higginson and 1 other

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Sarah Wharton

Children of John Higginson, Rev. and Sarah Whitfield are:

64 i. Sarah Higginson was born say 1652 in Guilford, CT, and died 8 MAY 1676 in Boston. She married Richard Wharton before 1671. He was born say 1636, and died 14 MAY 1689 in London, England. 


From Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, Massachusetts Bay Colony of Salem, 1910 page 10-11:

Children born at Boston:

  1. Sarah, born August 7, 1671. Died June 29, 1728, at Boston. Married May 4, 1698 to John Cotta (son of John Cotta and Mary Moore)
  2. Bethia, born September 18, 1672. Living in 1705, unmarried.
  3. Francis, born October 6, 1673.
  4. Catherine, born October 6, 1674.

From Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, Massachusetts Bay Colony of Salem, 1910

Sarah 3 Higginson (John 2 , Francis 1 ), born , at Guilford, Conn. ; died May 8, 1676, at Boston, Mass. ; married Richard Wharton of Boston, born , 1636 ; died May 14, 1689, at London, Eng. He married 1st, about 1659, Bethia Tyng, daughter of Capt. William and Elizabeth (Coytmore) Tyng, born May 17, 1641. He married 3d, , 1677, Martha Winthrop, daughter of John Winthrop, Jr., and Elizabeth (Reade).

  • Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, Massachusetts Bay Colony of Salem, 1910 page 6-7
  • Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, Massachusetts Bay Colony of Salem, 1910 page 10-11
  • Diary of Samuel Sewall. 1674-1729. v. 1 [-3] by Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730 page 12. Monday, May 8, 1676. "Mrs. Wharton dyes: buried Wednesday afternoon."
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Jul 22 2016, 19:50:43 UTC
  • A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. By James Savage. page 494 Richard Wharton, Boston 1661, a very active gent. largely concern. in purch. of lds. as in 1683, the Pegypscot, of 500,000 acres, at the E. and engag. in public good, 'm. a. 1659, Bethia, d. of William Tyng, and next, 1672, Sarah, d. of Rev. John Higginson of Salem, and had two ds. Sarah and Bethia. Felt, in Geneal. Reg. IX. 339, calls him a lawyer, but perhaps he was only atty. for partic. individ. not a mem. of the profess. Under appointm. as one of the Counc. of Sir Edmund Andros, he thwart. some of his oppress. designs, and went home with others in July 1687 to complain against his measures, and d. in London a. 1690. He left much embarrass. est. and his ds. kept a small shop in Boston. Sarah m. John Cotta, in B. See Higginson Letters in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VII. 198— 205. RICHARD, Boston, m. Martha, d. of the sec. Gov. John Winth. had Richard, bapt. 28 Nov. 1675; Ann, 29 June 1679; Winthrop, 17 Apr. 1681; Martha, 29 Oct. 1682; John, 5 Oct. 1684; and Dorothy, 31 Oct. 1686. [Comments: Savage separates into two Richard Wharton's, but later historians have confirmed they are in fact the same man; issue by first marriage not mentioned]
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Sarah Wharton's Timeline

Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut
August 7, 1671
Age 19
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
September 18, 1672
Age 20
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
October 6, 1673
Age 21
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
October 6, 1674
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1676
Age 24
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts