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Richard Sanger

Male 1706 - 1786  (79 years)


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  • Name Richard Sanger 
    Born 4 Nov 1706  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 May 1786  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I30813  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Sanger,   b. 22 Feb 1667,   d. 1 Apr 1731, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Morse,   b. 23 Oct 1677, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [1
    Children 
    +1. Capt. Samuel Sanger,   b. 7 Jul 1735, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1822, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Richard was a remarkable man. He inherited the combative, mirthful, acquisitive, and persevering characteristics of his mother's race, and excelled them in enterprise. He was brought up to the business of his father, and continued to be styled blacksmith until thirty years of age. […] In 1737, he opened a store, which he seems to have left in the hands of another in 1747, when he removed to Boston, and for a short time did a large and lucrative business. The climate disagreeing with the health of his lady, he returned the next year to Sherborn, and here traded extensively in merchandise and real estate. He was at that day concerned in land speculations in Maine. He accumulated a large fortune, which he divided among seven children, without reserving enough for protracted old age. Between 1740 and '67, he served the town ten years as selectman, and often acted as moderator at town meetings. He was a good whig, served on committees to provide for the poor of Boston, in the time of the war, and to report on the services of soldiers employed by Sherborn. In 1776, he was the first man placed on the committee of safety with President Locke." [Abner Morse, citation details below]

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

    2. [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.