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Descendants of Timothy Chase Sargent, Sr.

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1. TIMOTHY CHASE7 SARGENT, SR. (TIMOTHY6, TIMOTHY5, CHARLES4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born February 01, 1748/49 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1827 in Pittsfield, Orange County, Vermont. He married ANN HORTON March 27, 1770 in Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, daughter of JOSEPH HORTON and ALICE KNIGHT.

Notes for TIMOTHY CHASE SARGENT, SR.:

There is some confusion regarding the birth date of Timothy C. Sargent. The IGI of the LDS Temple states that he was born in 1749 of a Timothy Sargent. The DAR Patriot Index, 1966, lists Timothy Sargent as having been born in 1751. The parents were "Timothy Sargent and Dorothy Chase... so she sayeth." This suggests that Timothy C. Sargent was the illegitimate son of Dorothy Chase and perhaps Timothy Sargent. [Information per Patricia Hunt Manusov.]

As reported in the Sargent Sampler, Vol I. No. 2., published by Patricia Hunt Manusov, the work of Barbara Caty Wheeler suggests that Timothy C. Sargent was actually born John Sargent Chase, the illegitimate son of Timothy Sargent and Dorothy Chase, "but was adopted by Timothy Chase and his wife Leah Robbins. Timothy Chase was a first cousin of a Dolly (possibly Dorothy?) Chase. Timothy and Leah raised him in Templeton, Worcester Co., MA as John Sargent Chase along with their daughter, Abigail (who later married her first cousin Solomon Chase) and 8 other sons, including a Timothy (who married Sarah Newton).

In 1770 John Sargent Chase married Ann Horton in Templeton [Massachusetts] and then they moved to Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA, where he changed his name to Timothy Chase and where their daughters, Ann and Alice, were born in 1771 and 1773, and son Enoch in 1775, and possibly some other children. The Pittsford history says he enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Williamstown (c. 1776).

The "Massachusetts Soliders and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol. III, p. 368 (1897), lists Timothy Chase as having enlisted on July 10, 1775 as a private in Capt. Lemuel Stevens' company. He served 1 month and 26 days and was discharged (probably under General Schuyler) on September 6, 1775. He enlisted again from Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1780. He served for 5 months and 20 days and was discharged on December 11, 1780. At p. 184 under the heading "Case, Timothy" it states he was in a list "of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780".

They were living in Townshend, Windham County, Vermont by 1790. The 1790 census lists Timothy Chase with 3 sons under 16 and 4 daughters. The oldest daughter, Ann (Nancy), stayed in Templeton, Massachusetts, keeping the name Chase and married Asa Woolson, Jr. there in 1793. Timothy and Ann's son Ira was born in 1793.

Apparently, Timothy Chase changed his name to his birth name of Timothy Sargent by the time his second daughter, Alice, married Solomon Chase, Jr. in Townshend, Vermont in 1792. In 1793 he was "Timothy C. Seargent" owing a fine of 2 pounds sterling in the town records of Mount Holly, Rutland County, Vermont.Sons Enoch, Timothy, Jr., and son-il-law are also there. [Barbara Wheeler- Sargent Sampler].

In the book "History of Pittsford, Vermont" by Caverly, 1882, it states at p. 351 as follows:

 

"Junia Sargent was the son of Timothy C., who was born at sea, on the voyage from England to America, in 1751, and whose early life was spent in Williamstown, Mass. In 1770, he [i.e., Timothy Sargent] married Ann Horton, of Londonderry, Vt., who was born in 1755, and they located in that town. At the commencement of the Revolutionary War Mr. Sargent enlisted in the army, and as he enlisted from Williamstown it is quite likely that he had returned to that town before enlisting. But he had had a little military experience before enlisting in the regular service, and probably before he removed from Londonderry, as it is known that he went with Allen to Ticonderoga and witnessed the capture of that fortress in 1775. After entering the regular army he was stationed some time at Fort Edward, shared in most of the military movements in the vicinity of North River, was one of the number detailed to escort Andre from prison to the place of execution, and after serving through the war was honorably discharged, and returned to his family. He had five sons, Timothy, Enoch, Ephraim, Junia and Ira; and five daughters, Alice, Lucinda, Nancy, Jerusha and Eunice. Junia, the fourth son, born in Londonderry, July 5, 1788, married, February 17, 1806, Sally, daughter of Thomas Clark, of Fitzwilliam, N.H., and located in Rutland, Vt. In 1819, he came to Pittsford and located on the Rood farm now owned by D.A. and J. Richardson. In 1821, he removed to the Caleb Hendee farm where he resided for two years, and after changing his residence several times in this town, bought a farm in Hubbardton, whither he reoved and resided six or seven years, and then returned to this town and spent the remainder of his life with his son Leonard. He died May 20, 1869.* Mrs. Sally Sargent died April 12, 1863. *He had resided about two years on the Benjamin Stevens farm, now owned by R. and E. Hendee, and while there his aged father went to live with him, and died there in 1827, His wife, Ann, died in Hubbardton in 1829."

 

The foregoing information was provided by Patricia Hunt Manusov. She states that Timothy Sargent could not have lived in Lodonderry, Vermont in 1770 because it did not come into existence until April 20, 1780, when the village of Kent became Londonderry. (Thompson's Gazeteer of Vermont, Sutro Library F49t48).

 

A "Warnings Out" from the Town of Mt. Holly, Rutland County, Vermont dated March 23, 1807 referred to Timothy Sargent and Anna Sargent, his wife.

DAR Index 1966, p. 593, lists him as Pvt VT.

Sources of dates & places: Patricia Hunt Manusov; affidavit by Dorothy Chase stating Timothy Sargent was the father "so she sayeth" in records of Newburyport [filmed by LDS]:Revolutionary War records; Children's names written down by grandson, Charles Sargent; land records; "Warning out" from Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT; papers of Kandi Schoelerman; Esther McCormick; work done by Barbara Wheeler and other "cousins" {The Sargent Sampler vol I #2, vol II #1}.

Source: D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 98, (1913), p. 23-24, Cora A. Engley Gaskill, includes Timothy Sargent as an ancestor:

"Timothy Sargent (1751-1827) enlisted, 1775, in a company of minute men, under Capt. Thomas Johnson. He was born at sea; died in Pittsford, Vt."

D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 117, (1915), p. 223, Mrs. Louella Campbell McCarthy, lists Timothy Sargent as an ancestor:

"Timothy Sargent (1751-1827) served as a private under Captains Johnson, Bayley and Stevens, Col. Peter Olcott's Vermont regiment. He was born at sea; died in Londonderry, Vermont."

D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 116, (1915), p. 237, Miss Lora B. Phillips, lists Timothy Sargent as an ancestor:

"Timothy Sargent (1751-1827) served as private under Captains Johnson, Bayley and Stevens, Colonel Peter Olcott's Vermont regiment. He was born at sea; died in Londonderry, Vt."

Application dated November 13, 1957, of Bertha Matilda Stewart to the Daughters of the American Revolution, National No. 472071.

Source for birth date: Pedigree Chart by Barbara Canty Wheeler of Sacramento, California, dated April 25, 1992, included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 1.

Phyllis Beebe of Geneseo, New York, lists the place of death as Templeton, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

Notes for ANN HORTON:

History of Pittsford, Vermont, Caverly, pp. 351-2 of Londonderry, Vermont.

Woolson-Fenno Ancestry and Allied Lines, by Lulu Woolson, 1907, p. 63: b info., married at Templeton, Massachusetts, 27 March 1770 [John Sergant Chase of Templeton]{sic}.

Source: Patricia Hunt Manusov.

Marriage Notes for TIMOTHY SARGENT and ANN HORTON:

Patricia Hunt Manusov lists the town of marriage as being Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

 

 

Children of TIMOTHY SARGENT and ANN HORTON are:

i. NANCY ANN8 SARGENT, b. November 03, 1771, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; d. November 27, 1857, Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont; m. ASA WOOLSON, JR., January 03, 1793, Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Notes for NANCY ANN SARGENT:

Although Nancy Sargent's father, Timothy Chase Sargent, changed his name from "Chase" to "Sargent", Nancy apparently kept the name "Chase" and used it when she was married.

Sources: Patricia Hunt Manusov; Pedigree Chart of Narbara Wheeler; Woolson-Fenno Ancestry (1907); Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase (1928).

Marriage Notes for NANCY SARGENT and ASA WOOLSON:

Source of Marriage Date: Barbara Wheeler Pedigree Chart.

ii. ALICE CHASE SARGENT, b. October 21, 1773, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; m. SOLOMON CHASE, JR., May 30, 1792, Townshend, Rutland County, Vermont.

Notes for ALICE CHASE SARGENT:

Sources of dates & places: Patricia Hunt Manusov; married Solomon Chase 30 May 1792 Townsend, VT.

Source: Descendants of Solomon and Abigail Chase, by Patricia Hunt Manusov dated January 7, 1994.

 

Notes for SOLOMON CHASE, JR.:

Source: Sargent Sampler, Vol. I, Nos. 2 and 3. Also, Descendants of Solomon and Abigail Chase, by Patricia Hunt Manusov dated January 7, 1994.

Marriage Notes for ALICE SARGENT and SOLOMON CHASE:

Source: Patricia Hunt Manusov.

iii. ENOCH SARGENT, SR., b. June 02, 1775, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; d. 1871, Rockdale Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; m. (1) ABIGAIL CHASE, Bef. 1799, Pittsfield, Orange County, Vermont; m. (2) PRUDA BACON, July 22, 1813, Pittsfield, Rutland Co., Vermont.

Notes for ENOCH SARGENT, SR.:

Info from Patricia Hunt Manusov, 3308 Butler Ave. Los Angles, CA 90066: military service: War of 1812 marker on grave. Family information places his birth at 4 Jul 1775, but family bible states 2 June. Shreve Ridge Cemetery records; Rutland Co., VT vital records, all pertinent census records.{the Sargent Sampler, vol 1 #4] married by Asa Gaines, J.P., as Enoch Sargent (not Chase). A search for a probate, will or other inventory of the estates of Enoch or either of his wives has been fruitless.

Enoch was living in Rutledge, Vermont in 1812. He later moved to Southwestern New York and lived on an Indian reservation on the Upper Allegheny River. His sons learned the lumbering business and would raft lumber down to Pittsburgh and then walk back. (Source: Thomas Rea Negus narrative.}

Enoch Sargent, Sr. is buried at Shreve Ridge Cemetery, near Union City, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

By 1830 he lived in Cattaraugus County, New York- see History of Cattaraugus County, New York, 1879, pp. 425.

1850 Census, Bloomfield Twp., Crawford County, Pennsylvania, shows Enoch Sargent, Sr., age 74. living with Pruda, age 50, and John, age 15. Enoch is identified as having been born in Massachusetts.

Source: Sargent Sampler Vol. I, No. 4.

More About ENOCH SARGENT, SR.:

Burial Location: Shreveridge Cemetery, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania

Fact 3: Bef. 1830, Moved to Cattaraugus County, New York

Notes for ABIGAIL CHASE:

Source: Sargent Sampler, Vol. I, No. 2. Also, Descendants of Solomon and Abigail Chase, by Patricia Hunt Manusov dated January 7, 1994.

Notes for PRUDA BACON:

Source-Patricia Hunt Manusov: First marriage to Nathaniel Bugbee, they had four children including Pruda & Elias.- her sources Rutland Co., Vermont vital records; married by Asa Gaines, JP.

1850 Census, Bloomfield Twp., Crawford County, Pennsylvania, identifies Pruda Sargeant, age 50, as residing with Enoch Sargeant. She is identifed as having been born in Massachusetts.

 

iv. TIMOTHY CHASE SARGENT, JR., b. July 17, 1778, Prob Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; d. May 21, 1867, Blood's Point, De Kalb County, Illinois; m. (1) ABIGAIL ALLEN, Abt. 1797, Prob Rutland County, Vermont; m. (2) MERCY CHURCH, Abt. 1833, Vermont?.

Notes for TIMOTHY CHASE SARGENT, JR.:

In 1803, Timothy bought land from his father in Mt. Holly, Vermont. In 1852, Timothy C. Sargent moved from Vermont to Bloods Point, Franklin Township, DeKalb County, Illinois. Most of his children settled there too. Timothy Sargent is buried in Charter Oak Cemetery, De Kalb County, Illinois.

Source: Family Chart of Barbara Canty Wheeler, Sacramento, California, Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 1.

More About TIMOTHY CHASE SARGENT, JR.:

Burial Location: Charter Oak Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois

Notes for ABIGAIL ALLEN:

Source: Patricia Hunt Manusov.

Notes for MERCY CHURCH:

Mercy Church Sargent is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Iowa.

Source: Family Chart of Barbara Canty Wheeler, Sacramento, California, Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 1.

More About MERCY CHURCH:

Burial Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County, Illinois

v. JERUSHA SARGENT, b. Abt. 1780.

vi. LUCINDA C. SARGENT, b. September 12, 1782, Vermont; d. August 19, 1859, Bath, Steuben County, New York; m. BENJAMIN EMERSON, Abt. 1797.

Notes for LUCINDA C. SARGENT:

Lucinda Sargent Emerson is buried in the Unionville Cemetery, Steuben County, New York.

Sources of dates & places: Patricia Hunt Manusov.

 

More About LUCINDA C. SARGENT:

Burial Location: Unionville Cemetery, Steuben Co., New York

Notes for BENJAMIN EMERSON:

Source: Copy of will of Benjamin Emerson is in Sargent Sampler, Vol. II, No. 3, dated Fall 1992. Also: Family Group Sheet prepared by Patricia Hunt Manusov.

More About BENJAMIN EMERSON:

Occupation: Farmer

vii. EPHRAIM SARGENT, SR., b. 1784, Vermont; d. 1867, Gorham Township, Fulton County, Ohio; m. (1) HANNAH WOOD, Abt. 1807, Vermont; m. (2) BETSEY DENSMORE, September 20, 1818, Pittsfield, Rutland County, Vermont; m. (3) SYBIL UNKNOWN, Abt. 1829, Prob New York.

Notes for EPHRAIM SARGENT, SR.:

Sources of dates & places, & marriages: Patricia Hunt Manusov- married (1)Hannah Wood, (2) Betsey Durke, (3) Sybil Unknown.

Also Source: Family Group Sheet dated February 5, 1991 prepared by Patricia Hunt Manusov.

Notes for BETSEY DENSMORE:

The Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 3, dated Fall 1992 states that Ephraim Sargent and Betsey Durkee did not have children of their own, so the children they raised were probably from Ephraim's previous marriage to Sybil Unknown, although this is speculation.

In the Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 3, a letter from the Society of Genealogy of Durkee to Dorothea Liles states that Betsey Densmore was married to Ephraim Sargent. She had previously been married to Nathan Durkee.

Marriage Notes for EPHRAIM SARGENT and BETSEY DENSMORE:

Source: Pedigree Chart by Patricia Hunt Manusov of Los Angeles, California, dated February 5,1991, included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 2.

Source of marriage information: Sargent Sampler, Vol. II, No. 3, dated Fall 1992.

Notes for SYBIL UNKNOWN:

Ephraim Sargent married Sybil when they moved to Ohio.

viii. EUNICE SARGENT, b. February 05, 1788, Londonderry, Rutland County, Vermont; d. March 14, 1861, Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York; m. JOHN PORTER, SR., January 01, 1807, Rutland County, Vermont.

Notes for EUNICE SARGENT:

Sources of dates & places & marriages: Patricia Hunt Manusov- married John Porter, 1 Jan, 1807, in Rutland Co., Vermont. Manusov's Family Group Sheet for Timothy Chase Sargent gives the date of birth for Eunice as July 5, 1788 and the place as Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont.

Application dated November 13, 1957, of Bertha Matilda Stewart to the Daughters of the American Revolution, National No. 472071.

ix. JUNIA SARGENT, b. February 05, 1788, Londonderry, Vermont; d. May 20, 1869, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont; m. (1) LUCRETIA BOWEN, February 25, 1864, Weybridge, Massachusetts; m. (2) SARAH CLARK, February 17, 1806, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont.

Notes for JUNIA SARGENT:

In the book "History of Pittsford, Vermont" by Caverly, 1882, it states as follows:

"Junia Sargent was the son of Timothy C., who was born at sea, on the voyage from England to America, in 1751, and whose early life was spent in Williamstown, Mass. In 1770, he married Ann Horton, of Londonderry, Vt., who was born in 1755, and they located in that town. At the commencement of the Revolutionary War Mr. Sargent enlisted in the army, and as he enlisted from Williamstown it is quite likely that he had returned to that town before enlisting. But he had had a little military experience before enlisting in the regular service, and probably before he removed from Londonderry, as it is known that he went with Allen to Ticonderoga and witnessed the capture of that fortress in 1775. After entering the regular army he was stationed some time at Fort Edward, shared in most of the military movements in the vicinity of North River, was one of the number detailed to escort Andre from prison to the place of execution, and after serving through the war was honorably discharged, and returned to his family. He had five sons, Timothy, Enoch, Ephraim, Junia and Ira; and five daughters, Alice, Lucinda, Nancy, Jerusha and Eunice. Junia, the fourth son, born in Londonderry, July 5, 1788, married, February 17, 1806, Sally, daughter of Thomas Clark, of Fitzwilliam, N.H., and located in Rutland, Vt. In 1819, he came to Pittsford and located on the Rood farm now owned by D.A. and J. Richardson. In 1821, he removed to the Caleb Hendee farm where he resided for two years, and after changing his residence several times in this town, bought a farm in Hubbardton, whither he reoved and resided six or seven years, and then returned to this town and spent the remainder of his life with his son Leonard. He died May 20, 1869.* Mrs. Sally Sargent died April 12, 1863. *He had resided about two years on the Benjamin Stevens farm, now owned by R. and E. Hendee, and while there his aged father went to live with him, and died there in 1827, His wife, Ann, died in Hubbardton in 1829."

The foregoing information was provided by Patricia Hunt Manusov.

A photocoty of handwritten notes by a Charles Sargent states that Junia was the twin of Eunice Sargent.

Sources of dates & places & marriages: Patricia Hunt Manusov; married (1) Sarah (Sally) Clark 17 Feb 1806 Rutland, Co., Vermont, (2) Lucretia Bowen. Manusov's Family Group Sheet for Timothy Chase Sargent lists the date of birth for Junia as July 5, 1788 in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont.

Source: D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 98, (1913), p. 23-24, Cora A. Engley Gaskill, includes Timothy Sargent as an ancestor:

"Timothy Sargent (1751-1827) enlisted, 1775, in a company of minute men, under Capt. Thomas Johnson. He was born at sea; died in Pittsford, Vt."

Sources: D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 117, (1915), p. 223, Mrs. Louella Campbell McCarthy. Also, D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 116, (1915), p. 237, Miss Lora B. Phillips.

The Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 1 lists death record information as follows: Pittsford, Vermont City Hall Death Records Book 3, p. 2- Junia Sargent, 80 years, 1 month, 15 days; died in Pittsford, born in Londonderry; died of nervous palsey; farmer.

Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4, dated Winter 1992 for birth date.

Notes for LUCRETIA BOWEN:

Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4, dated Winter 1992.

Notes for SARAH CLARK:

Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4, dated Winter 1992.

x. IRA H. SARGENT, b. Abt. 1793, Vermont; d. August 22, 1863, Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) MARY UNKNOWN.

Notes for IRA H. SARGENT:

Sources of dates & places & marriages: Patricia Hunt Manusov; married (1)unknown, (2) Mary unknown. Manusoc gives the middle initial as "S."

Source of middle initial: Will of Mary Sargent, included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4; Family Sheet Prepared by Patricia Hunt Manusov, dated February 5, 1991, and included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4.

 

Notes for UNKNOWN:

Source: Family Sheet Prepared by Patricia Hunt Manusov, dated February 5, 1991, and included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4.

Notes for MARY UNKNOWN:

Source: Family Sheet Prepared by Patricia Hunt Manusov, dated February 5, 1991, and included in Sargent Sampler Vol. II, No. 4.

Information assimulated and cataloged by .....David R. SARGENT

 

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