Saturday, July 23, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Sarah Sawyer Hastings (Snow), daughter of Jonathan Hastings, son of Josiah Hastings, son of Sarah Sanderson White (Hastings), daughter of Sarah Sanderson (White), daughter of William Sanderson.]

William Sanderson
WILLIAM SANDERSON was born in New Hampshire or Hampden in 1641. He took the Oath of Fidelity in 1652. He married his wife, Sarah, on 18 Dec 1666 in Watertown Middlesex MA. (Mrs Sarah Sanderson was born about 1645 in Watertown Middlesex MA and died in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA.)
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Robert Sanderson and his wife Lydia were the first settlers of Hampton New Hampshire He came from Norfolk in the year 1637 and in 1638 Hampton Soon after the birth of Mary he moved to Watertown of which he was a 1642 He had a brother Edward Sanderson who also settled in Watertown and married Mary Eggleston The name is often and Saunders in the early records Sanderson married second in Water 1642 Mary Cross widow of John Cross remained in Watertown until about 1653 he removed to Boston and was deacon of church there He sold his house and ten of land in Hampton July 20 1650 to Swaine He was then of Watertown October 17 1653 he bought land of William Godfrey He was a goldsmith and silversmith smith by trade
John Hull a selectman and many years town treasurer of Boston the first mint master of New England and the coiner of the pine tree shillings in his diary under date of 1652 53 relates how he was chosen to make coins and adds I chose my friend Robert Sanderson to be my partner to which the court consented
On September 1 1652 he adds My boy John Sanderson complained of his head aching and took his bed a strong fever set in and after 17 days sore sickness he departed this life Under date of November 8 1658 he says the Lord exercised with sickness my partner Robert Sanderson and his son Joseph but yet was pleased to recover them both Joseph kept the house about a month and my partner 18 days Robert Sanderson married third Elizabeth whom he mentions in his will which was proved October 20 1693 She died October 15 1695 aged seventy eight years leaving a will
He bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth son Robert Sanderson and daughter Anne West grandchildren Robert Darby Mary Caswell Joseph Jones children of Robert and Anna and of James Penniman great granddaughter Abia Beard son in law Richard West brother Edward Sanderson Joseph son of William Sanderson refers to house and land at Watertown had by former wife mentions kinsman William Shattuck of Watertown When the second daughter of Robert Sanderson was married he gave her as her marriage portion as much silver as would balance her weight He died October 7 1693 Child by first wife Mary baptized at Hampton October 29 1639 Children by second wife William mentioned below Joseph born January 1 1645 Benjamin baptized July 29 1649 Sarah baptized January 18 165 1 Robert baptized October 22 1652 John died September 18 1658
William Sanderson son of Robert Sanderson was born at Hampton New Hampshire in 1643 He took the oath of fidelity All his children except Hannah were born in Watertown and he then removed to Groton Massachusetts but on account of trouble with the Indians returned to Watertown He married in Watertown December 18 1666 Sarah Children John born October 13 1667 Sarah March 17 1668 69 William September 6 1670 Mary November 30 1671 Hannah born in Groton May 3 1674 Lydia born in Watertown April 21 1679 Joseph mentioned below
Joseph Sanderson son of William Sanderson was born in Watertown Massachusetts August 28 1680 and settled in Groton He married there Sarah Page daughter of Samuel and Hannah Page His estate was administered in 1736 by his widow Sarah Children of Joseph Sanderson Joseph mentioned below David born September 5 1715 Sarah January 19 1717 William July 17 1718 Hannah April 5 1720 Joseph March 17 1721 22 died young Susanna May 18 1723 Gideon February 18 1724 25 Joseph March 5 1726 27 Sarah October 15 1729 John December 13 1731
Joseph Sanderson son of Joseph Sanderson was born August 30 17 14 and died at Whately Massachusetts March 20 1772 He settled at Whately in 1752 with his wife and eight children He built a log house near Abraham Parker's perhaps on land belonging to him Later he built a house on his own land where the old Sanderson house was burned about 1800 He married in 1737 Ruth Parker who died December 8 1780 aged sixty four years daughter of Isaac Parker In his will he mentions ten of his twelve children who were married and had families From him have descended between twelve and fifteen hundred children grandchildren great grandchildren and great greatgrandchildren Children Ruth born in Groton October 6 1737 Esther April 6 1739 Joseph March 8 1741 Anna August 7 1742 James April 7 1744 Thomas March 16 1746 Abraham June 10 1748 David May 15 1750 Child 1752 died young John mentioned below Asa April 11 1756 Isaac October 9 1757
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William Sanderson 1641 - 1680 ~~~~~
William Sanderson Birth: 1641-1643, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.Death: After 1680, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Father: Robert Sanderson Birth: 1608, Norwich, Norfolk, England.Death: 7 Oct 1693, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.Mother: Mary Cross Birth: 1607, England. (Another source gives Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire as the birthplace of Mary Cross.)Died: 21 Jun 1691, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.Marriage: 1642, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
(Some genealogies list William as the son of Robert and his first wife, Lydia.)
William apparently decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, and never apprenticed under him, as far as we know.
William's early death is a reason that there's no mention of him in Robert's will, which caused confusion among genealogists who once questioned their relationship. However, in the will of Robert's third wife, Elizabeth, Mary and Lydia, William's daughters, are mentioned. They and William's other children are listed here:
Married: Sarah Marr Birth: About 1645, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death: date unknown, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Marriage: 18 Dec 1666, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Known Children of William Sanderson and Sarah Marr Sanderson:
Robert Sanderson Birth: 22 Oct 1652, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Christened: 22 Oct 1652.Death:
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Sarah Sanderson Birth: 17 Mar 1668, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death: 31 Dec 1749, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William, Jr. Sanderson Birth: 6 Sep 1670, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death: date unknown, in either Sudbury or Farmingham, Massachusetts.Married: Anna Shattuck, (born 8 Dec 1677, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died 1740, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.)Marriage: 14 May 1703, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Mary Sanderson Birth: 30 Nov 1671, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death:
Hannah Sanderson Birth: 5 May 1674, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death:
John Sanderson Birth: 13 Oct 1677, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death: 18 Jan 1749.Married: Hannah Stratton, (born 1678, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died 7 Jan 1756, unknown location.) Marriage: 10 Jan 1700.
Lydia Sanderson Birth: 21 Apr 1679, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death:
Joseph Sanderson Birth: 28 Aug 1680, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Death: 1736, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.Married: Bethiah Kemp, (born 9 Jul 1683, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died 1777, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.) Marriage: unknown.
___________________________________________________Sources:Sanderson Family Tree, (Owner: Sanderson8080); English Family Tree, (Owner: henglish83),
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1 comment:

  1. I'm interested in DNA markers in people who have this lineage.