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Capt. Samuel Sanger

Male 1735 - 1822  (87 years)


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  • Name Samuel Sanger  [1
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 7 Jul 1735  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 4 Apr 1736  [5
    Died 6 Oct 1822  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Sherborn Center Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I30766  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Sanger,   b. 4 Nov 1706, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1786, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Deborah Rider,   b. 22 Jun 1710,   d. 15 Aug 1789, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1730  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F18297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Whiting,   b. 9 Jul 1737, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1788, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1762  Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Sanger,   b. 23 Oct 1764, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1851, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F7962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Capt. Samuel Sanger, senr., was distinguished for his athletic frame, personal dignity, moral integrity, courage, independence, and energy. During a long period of active life, he bore a conspicuous part in the civil transactions of Sherborn, and was eminently serviceable during the great conflicts for our liberties and the maintenance of the constitution against the rebellion of '87. Then it was, that his appeals, from the moderator's chair, were wont to rouse his townsmen to enthusiasm in their country's cause; so that no town of its size in this patriotic commonwealth, went before Sherborn in the number of volunteers for the public service, or in promptness in furnishing supplies. To him Pomologists owe the discovery and first cultivation of the incomparable Porter apple. He inherited the ancient Sanger house, kept a small store and tavern, and once entertained Gen. Washington. As a landlord he did much to discourage idleness and excess. No man dared roll at his ninepins between one holiday and another. Gross offenders against decency and good order would hide from his presence, and feel more terror at his rebuke, than at any fulminations from the Sherborn pulpit. On the sabbath his bar was locked, and a key of gold could not open it; yet his rooms were open and fires free during the interim of divine service, while a solemnity befitting the day, reigned throughout the house, and no discourse was entered upon which could interrupt him in his uniform practice of reading the Bible." [Abner Morse, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4813] Whiting Genealogy: Nathaniel Whiting of Dedham, Mass., 1641, and Five Generations of His Descendants by Theodore S. Lazell. Boston, 1902.

    2. [S4811] Find a Grave page for Capt Samuel Sanger.

    3. [S4825] The Genealogy of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans, by the Names of Adams, Bullard, Holbrook, Rockwood, Sanger, Wood, Grout, Goulding, and Twitchell by Abner Morse. Boston, 1857., date only.

    4. [S1605] Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 ed. Thomas W. Baldwin. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911.

    5. [S4825] The Genealogy of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans, by the Names of Adams, Bullard, Holbrook, Rockwood, Sanger, Wood, Grout, Goulding, and Twitchell by Abner Morse. Boston, 1857.

    6. [S4812] Find a Grave page for Abigail Whiting Sanger.