9G Jonathan Sanderson & Abiah Bartlett
Deacon Jonathan Sanderson b. Watertown on Sep 15 1646 son of Edward Sanderson d. Sep 3 1735 a89 m. Oct 24 1669 Abia Bartlett b. May 28 1651 dau of Ensign Thomas & Hannah Bartlett. She d. Sep 13 1723. Moved from Watertown to Cambridge where their children were born, later they moved to Waltham about 1689.
He built a house in there in Waltham at Piety Corner which was torn down in about 1897. He, served as constable in 1695, selectman 1703-1719. (NEHGS-Register Vol 127 1973)
Their graves are in the old or lower graveyard at Waltham, formerly Watertown. Buried in Waltham and by their side is their son Jonathan and grandson Jonathan.His will was dated Apr 2 1728 appointing his sons John & Jonathan executors. (HHPG-V4)
Page Sanderson in NEHGS-Register Vol 127 1973 states:
“The following is taken from a family manuscript, written about 1915: ‘By a deposition made by Jonathan Sanderson in 1695 it seems that when he was about seventeen years old (1663) he went to live with Justinian Holden, a Watertown proprietor, who had in March 1653/4 purchased a large farm in Cambridge bordering on Fresh Pond and the Watertown line. After living with Holden for four or five years he removed to the farm adjoining, called ‘Hassell’s Farm’ and lived there twenty-one years. ‘As on 24 Oct 1669 he married in Cambridge, Abiah Bartlett, and as he moved from Cambridge in 1689 he must have hired the Hassell Farm about a year before his marriage, the date of his removal is fied by the record of his youngest child in Cambridge in May and her baptism in Watertown in July 1689.’ “
Children of Jonathan & Abiah:
(Monaghan) Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America By E. Jennifer Monaghan
(GM) Great Migration Begins, by Anderson - available from NEHGS
(NEHGS- Vol 127 1973) & (NEHGS Vol 128 1974) See the New England Historical Genealogical Register for articles in 2 parts written by Page Sanderson of Meredith, NH. It seems to me to be the most accurate, sourced & complete account of the Sanderson Family that I have found.
(NEHGS) Record is listed with the New England Historical Genealogical Society via AmericanAncestors.org
(FSR) Family Search Records
(FS) FamilySearch.org – ancestral file – This is not a source I generally use, nor do I recommend it other than for hints. Many times this is incorrect & incomplete. I feel the same way about Family Trees on Ancestry.com. They are not in my opinion, real sources unless they can be traced to an actual record. Despite that I included them because most often I had a back up source.
(Ancestry.com) US Census Records
(GP-V3) Gene & Person. By Cutter Vol III
(NW-Wall) North Worcester, Its First Settlers and Old Farms: An Historical Address ...
By Caleb Arnold Wall **More on the Smith line
(GF) The Gale Family Records in England and the United States: To which are Added ...
By George Gale
(GPMR-V1) Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 1
edited by William Richard Cutter
(HHPG-V4) Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs ..., Volume 4
edited by William Richard Cutter
These were consulted but not specifically used:
(HA-Stearns) History of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, from the Grant of Dorchester Canada to ...
By Ezra S. Stearns
(HM-Buckminster) via The Hastings memorial: a genealogical account of the descendants of Thomas ... By Lydia Nelson Hastings Buckminster)
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Amylynne (Baker) Murphy