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By the Eev. Anson Titcs, Jr., Weymouth, Whsh. 

Sarin, the first progenitor, appeared in the town of 

., at. tin- organization of the town in 1643. When he came 

» not known, but tradition says he came from Wales or the 

.■'■Mil. whine he had found refuge in flight from France. He 

as a man of considerable culture ; and possessing 

account of his estate and gifts for the relieving of 

a who suffered from the ravages of the Indians. He was 

iptrits of Rehoboth in schools, church and in affairs at 

h ife was we know not, but she died shortly after 

d second, Martha (born Dec. 11, 1641, a twin sister of 

if James and Anna Allen, of Medfield, Dec 22, 1663. 

ir of Nathaniel and Joseph Allen, who married daughters 

. He died about 1687. His will was made Jane 4, 1C85, 

July 17, 1687, during the administration of Gov. 

jinn! will is on file in Boston. la it are mentioned 

•my children. His children by first wife — all born in 

it, whose place is unknown: 

i. Samuel Bulha Aug. 20, 1672; d. 
B ; m. Nathaniel Allen. Shed. Feb. 
■fe Bnllin March 15, 1675 ; d. with- 
^HflMn.of Medfield, Mass., Nor. 





By tbe Rev. Anson Titos, Jr., Weymouth, Mass. 
1. William' Sabin, the first progenitor, appeared in the town of 
Rehoboth, Mass., at the organization of the town in 1643. When he came 
to America is not known, but tradition says he came from Wales or the 
south of England, where he had found refuge in flight from France. He 
was a Huguenot, and was a man of considerable culture ; and possessing 
wealth, as is shown in the account of his estate and gifts for the relieving of 
the wants of those who suffered from the ravages of the Indians. He was 
one of the leading Bpirits of Rehoboth in schools, church and in affairs at 
Plymouth. Who his first wife was we know not, but she died shortly after 
1660. He married second, Martha (born Dec 11, 1641, a twin sister of 
Mary), daughte* of James and Anna Allen, of Medfield, Dec. 22, 1663. 
Martha was a sister of Nathaniel and Joseph Allen, who married daughters 
by the former wife. He died about 1687. His will was made June 4, 1685, 
and probated in Boston, July 17, 1687, during the administration of Gov. 
AndrOB. The original will is on file in Boston. In it are mentioned 
sixteen of his twenty children. His children by first wife — all born in 
Rehoboth except two eldest, whose place is unknown : 
9. i. Sanucl. 

ii. Elisabeth, b. . 1643 ; m. first, Robert Millard, Nov. 34, 1863 ; m. 

second, Samuel Howard. Sbe d. Feb. 7, 1717. 

3. iii. Joseph, b. Hay 34, 1645. 

4. iv, Bhwuun, b. Hay 3, 1646. 
6. v. Nkbkhiah, b. May 38, 1647. 

vi. EiPEnriraCR, b. June 8, 1648 ; m. Samuel Bullin Aug. 30, 1673 ; d. 
without issue June 14, 1738. 

rii. Mart (or Mercy), b. May 23, 1653; m. Nathaniel Allen. Shed. Feb. 
37, 1674, leaving son Samuel. 

viii. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1653 ; m. Joseph Bullin March IS, 1675 ; d. with- 
out issue May 1, 1731. 

ix. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1654 ; m. Joseph Allen, of Medfield, Mass., Nov. 
10, 1673 ; removed to Pomfret , Conn. ; had 12 children. 

z. Pathncs, b. Deo. — , 1655. 

xi. JmnriAB, b. Jan. 34, 1657. Perhaps Jonathan, as a Jonathan is men- 
tioned as being in the Narraganset, Expedition, 1676. Bliss's Hist, 
of Rehoboth, p. 117. 

xil. Sarah, b. July 37, 1660. 

Children by second wife ; 

6. xiil. Jans, b. Jar.. 1, 1664-5. 

7. xrr. John, b. Aug. 37, 1666. 

XT. Hezbkiah, b. April 3, 1669; d. , 1693. 

xvi. Noah, b. March 1, 1671 ; d. , 1694. 

xrii. Mkhitablb, b. May 15, 1673 ; m. Joseph Bucklin July 30, 1691 ; d. 

Sept. 37, 1751. He died July 38, 1739. 
XTfli. Mart, b. Sept. 8, 1675 ; m. Deo. 8, 1696, Nathaniel Cooper. 
xix. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1677. 
XX. Uaroaret, b. April 30, 1680 ; d. July 10, 1697. 

S. Sahtox* Sabin (William 1 ). Lived in Rehoboth ; m. Mary Bil- 
Hngton Not. SO, 1663. He was a sergeant in Capt. Samuel Gallope's 
r "la crusade against Quebec," 1690. He died 1699. Children ; 




8. i. Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1664. 
ii. Marc?, b. March 8, 1666. 

iii. Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1667 ; m. John Kingsly July 1, 1686. 

9. iv. Israel, b. June 16, 1673. 

v. Experience, b. Oct. 5, 1676 ; d. Nov. 28, 1676. 

vi. Mary, b. March 4, 1678-9. 

3. Joseph 2 Sabin (William 1 ). Lived in Rehoboth; m. WaitstiL 
He d. Aug. 10, 1690. His widow afterwards m. Jarett Ingraham 

Children : 

Jonathan, b. July 12, 1674 ; m. Catharine , and had Jonathan 

b. Aug. 6, 1703 ; probably removed to Newport, R. I., before 1707. 
Waitstill, b. Oct. 23, 1676. 
iii. Abigail, b. Aug. 16, 1678 ; m. Dec. 24, 1697, Stephen Randall, of 

Stonington, Conn, 
iv. Experience, b. March 14, 1681 ; d. May 13, 1681. 
v. Joseph, b. Nov. 18, 1682 ; d. May 8, 1683. 
vi. William, b. Sept. 27, 1684 ; d. Dec. 7, 1707. 
vii. Hannah, b. Aug. 9, 1687. 

4. Benjamin* Sabin (WiUiam 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth until 1675 
when he removed to Roxbury, Mass.; and in 1686 was one of the thir 
teen pioneers who settled Woodstock, Conn., and joined the same year ir 
purchasing a large tract of land lying just south of Woodstock, Mashamo- 
quoit, the present town of Pomfret. He lived in Woodstock until 1705 
when he removed to his new purchase. The town of Pomfret was not in 
corporated until 1713, nor the church organized until 1715, which accounts 
for his continuing his church relations in Woodstock after his removal. H< 
died in Pomfret July 21, 1725, aged 80. He m. first, Sarah, daughter oi 
John and Rebecca Polly, of Roxbury, who was born June 2, 1650 (a twir 
of Mary). He m. second, Sarah Parker, July 5, 1678, who died Jan. 22, 
1717-8. The will of John Polly mentions " the four motherless childrei 
of their daughter Sabin to have their mother's part." Children : 

i. Josiah, b. in Rehoboth, Oct. 11, 1669; m. Rebecca Cheney, Rox 
bury, Mass., June 18, 1706. They resided in Roxbury in 1730, anc 
had two daughters. He died in Pomfret, Feb. 22, 1745. 

10. ii. Ebenezer, b. in Rehoboth Dec. 10, 1671. 

11. iii. Benjamin, b. in Rehoboth Dec. 2, 1673. 
iv. Mehitable, b. in Roxbury Sept. 7, 1677. 

By second wife: 

v. Sarah, b. in Roxbury Aug. 1, 1679 ; m. Samuel Adams Jan. 6, 1705 
(N. S.) 

12. vi. Nehemiah, b. in Roxbury Jan. 10, 1681. 
vii. Patience, b. in Roxbury May 3, 1682. 

13. viii. Jeremiah, b. in Roxbury March 11, 1684. 

ix. Experience, b. in Roxbury Feb. , 1686 f m. David Morse of Med- 

field, Aug. 22, 1705. 

14. x. Stephen, b. in Woodstock May 30, 1689. 

15. xi. Timothy, b. in Woodstock, 


5. Nehemiah 2 Sabin (WiUiam 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth; m. Eliza 
beth Fuller, August 4, 1672. »He was slain by the Indians June, 1676 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1673. 

ii. David, b. Nov. 10, 1674 ; d. Feb. 4, 1674-5. 

iii. Daniel, mentioned in Rehoboth records Feb. 7, 1689, as an orphan soi 
of Nehemiah. — Bliss, Hist, of Rehoboth, p. 128. Daniel settled ii 
Windham, Conn., where he married Abigail Abbe, daughter oi 
Obadiah, March 18, 1701. He died Nov. 9, 1755. 


6. James* Sabin (William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth; m. Oct. 18, 
1689, Abigail Brazier, of Charlestown, Mass., a daughter of Edward, born 
Dec. 18, 1664. Children: 

i. Stephen, d. 18 June, 1690. |?] 

ii. Hezekiah, b. June 1, 1690. 

16. iii. Noah, b. Feb. 24, 1691-2. 

17. iv. Joseph, b. July 6, 1694. 

18. y. James, b. May 22, 1696. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 2, 1697-8 ; d. Feb. 12, 1698. 

19. vii. David, b. Feb. 8, 1698-9. 

viii. Martha, b. April 9, 1702 ; m. Thomas Perry, Sept. 19, 1728. 
ix. Abigail, b. May 16, 1704 ; m. Benjamin French Jan. 7, 1724-5. 

7. John 8 Sabin (William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth until 1691, when 
he removed to Pomfret, Conn. He was a " leading military spirit," " a 
bold and active pioneer." His military services were acknowledged by the 
colonial governments. Until 1715 his church connections were at Wood- 
stock. Vide Miss Larned's excellent History of Windham County, Conn. 
He m. Dec. 3, 1689, Sarah, daughter of Samuel Peck, born Feb. 2, 1669, 
and died Oct. 1, 1738. Maj. John Sabin d. Oct. 25, 1742. Children: 

i. Judith, b. in Rehoboth Aug. 26, 1690 ; m. Joseph Leavens. 

20. ii. Hezekiah, b. in Pomfret Nov. 5, 1692. 

21. iii. John, b. in Pomfret Jan.— —, 1695-6. 

22. iv. Noah, b. in Pomfret Jan. 27, 1697. 

8. Samuel 3 Sabin (Samuel? William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth; m. 
first, Grace ; m. second, Ruth Read. Children : 

i. Isaac, b. Feb. 2, 1695. 

ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 29, 1697. 

iii. Grace, b. April 5, 1699 ; m. Jeremiah Robinson March 27, 1718. 

iv. Experience, b. May 22, 1700. 

v. Patience, b. Oct. 3, 1704. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 1, 1705 ; d. Sept. , 1705. 

vii. Mercy, b. Aug. 19, 1706. 

By second wife : 

viii. Elijah, b. Feb. 9, 1722. 

9. Israel 9 Sabin (Samuel? William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth, after- 
wards in Attleboro* ; m. May 20, 1696, Mary Ormsbee. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. March 26, 1697. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. March 31, 1698. 

iii. Samuel, b. Jan, 21, 1700. 

iv. Israel, b. Oct. 8, 1701. 

v. Jeremiah, b. Aug. ,26, 1703. 

vi. Josiah, b. June 3, 1705, in Attleboro\ 

vii. Margaret, b. Feb. 5, 1706-7, in Attleboro'. 

viii. William, b. Oct. 14, 1708, in Attleboro'. 

iz. Eleazer, b. Feb. 21, 1710-11, in Attleboro'. 

x. Mary, b. June 15, 1712, in Attleboro'. 

10. Ebenezer 3 Sabin (Benjamin, 9 William 1 ). Resided in Wood- 
stock ; m. Susanna . A Susanna Sabin was admitted to " full com- 
munion" in Roxbury in June, 1696. (Rec. Com. Rep. Roxbury Records, 
page 102.) He was Ensign in 1700 in expedition against Canada. He 
d. Sept. 18, 1739. Children: 

i. Ebenezer, b. July 8, 1696. 

ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 23, 1701. 

iii. Susanna, b. April 5, 1704. 

23. iv. Joshua, b. May 26, 1706. 

v. Mkhitable, b. July 21, 1711 ; d. May 19, 1739. 
vi. SBTH,b.Oct. 21, 1714. 

11. Benjamin* Sabin (Benjamin, 2 William 1 ), Resided in Woodstock, 

afterwards Pomfret; m. Elizabeth Davis, Nov. 4, 1700. Roxbury Records. 

She d. May 16, 1753. He d. Dec. 28, 1 750. Children : 

i. Benjamin, b. in Woodstock Jane 12, 1702. 

ii. Sarah, b. in Woodstock Dec. 24, 1703. 

iii. Elisha, b. in Woodstock May 16, 1705 ; settled in Dudley, Mass. 

iv. Petes, b. in Pomfret Sept. 15, 1707. 

v. William, b. Feb. 27, 1709. 

vi. Isaac, b. Aug. 2, 1711. 

Si.Mf.rr H '} twinS ' bDeCl °' m4 - 

ix. Esther, b. Aug. 24, 1719 ; m. John Wilson, Dedham, Mass. 

12. Nehemiah" Sabin (Benjamin, 9 William 1 ). Married first, Eliza- 
beth Boyden, of Medfield, Mass., where he resided until about 1716, when 
he returned to Pomfret ; m. second, Ruth Cooper, Dec. 3, 1735. He died 
July 5, 1746. Children, by first wife: 

i. Abigail, b. May 15, 1703 ; m. John Parkhurst. 

ii. Thomas, b. Dec. 2, 1705 ; d. Aug. 6, 1706. 

iii. Sarah, b. Jan. 10, 1709 ; m. — Bacon, and d. before 1746. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1711; m. Jonathan Lyon. 

v. Nehemiah, b. Sept. 9, 1713 ; probably d. before 1741. 

vi. Mary, b. June 5, 1718. 

vii. Experience, b. Aug. 12, 1720 ; m. Jonathan Kingsley. 

By second wife : 

▼iii. Sybil, b. July 18, 1736. 

ix. Lois,b. Dec. 21, 1738. 

x. Nehemiah, b. April 8, 1741 ; m. Mary Rice May 12, 1763 ; settled in 
Tolland, Conn., where eight children were born, among them Elijah 
R., a Methodist clergyman, the father of Hon. Lorenzo Sabine. [See 
Register, 1879, p. 433.] 

xi. Thomas, b. April 9, 1744. 

xii. Ebenezbr, b. July 1, 1746. 


13. Jeremiah* Sabin (Benjamin, 2 William 1 ). Resided in Pomfret ; 

m. Abigail . 

Children : 

He d. Jan. 20, 1775, aged 90 years and 10 months. 

i. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1712. 

ii. Samuel, b. April 7, 1714. 

iii. Uriah, b. April 11, 1715. 

iv. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 17, 1717. 

v. Moses, b. Jan. 27, 1719. 

vi. Abigail, b. June 26, 1721. 

vii. Aaron, d. Dec. 14, 1723. 

viii. Hannah, b. March 23, 1725. 

ix. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 27, 1727. 

14. Stephen 8 Sabin (Benjamin 9 William 1 ). Resided in Medfield 
Mass., where he was selectman, town treasurer and schoolmaster. Married 
first, Elizabeth Mason, of Dedham, June 3, 1718, in Boston,' by Samuel 
Sewall. She died Jan. 30, 1730. Married second, Susanna, widow of John 
Plympton. He d. io 1*737. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 1718-19: m. Richard Mann ; d. Jan. 18, 1748. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1720 ; d. Jan. 13, 1744. 

iii. Patience, b. Nov. 7, 1722; m. Simon Harding ; d. June 11, 1751. 

iv. Phebk, b. April 15, 1725 ; d. May 23, 1745. 

v. Stephen, b. May 14, 1727 ; d. Aug. 19, 1744. 

vi. Abigail, b. Aug. 12, 1729 ; perhaps d. young. 

15. Timothy 8 Sabin {Benjamin* William 1 ). Resided in Pomfret; 
m. first, Martha Johnson, Feb. 5, 1717, who died Oct. 2, 1745 ; m. second, 
Experience Houghton, Oct. 14, 1746, the widow of William Houghton, of 
Lancaster, Mass. He died May 9, 1780. Children : 

i. Huldah, b. June 21, 1719. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. May 18, 1721 ; d. Nov. 7, 1746. 

iii. Timothy, b. Oct. 11, 1723 ; d. Oct. 7, 1743. 

iv. Ichabod, b. May 25, 1726. 

y. Martha, b. Aug. 30, 1728. 

vi. Josiah, b. Feb. 8, 1730. 

vii. Daniel, b. Jan. 31, 1734 : d. Oct. 17, 1743. 

viii. Sarah, b. May 4, 1737 ; d. Dec. 26, 1749. 

16. Noah 8 Sabin (James, 2 William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth; m. Jan. 
-, 1713-4, Ruth (Bliss) Walker, second wife and widow of Samuel 

Walker — a daughter of Samuel and Mary Bliss, born No v. 11, 1687. She 
had three children by Mr. Walker. He died , 1774. His will men- 
tions a wife Abigail. Children : 

i. Noah, b. Oct. 28, 1714. [See Sabine's Loyalists, and Hist. Eastern 

Vermont, pp. 6 and 696.] 
ii. Thomas, b. Dec. 16, 1716. 

iii. Rachel, b. March 2, 1718-19 ; m. Edward Iledden, Rehoboth. 
iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1722. 

17. Joseph 3 Sabin (James, 9 William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth ; m. 
Mary . He died about 1750. Children : 

i. Uriah, b. July 25, 1725. 

ii. William, b. July 3, 1728. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 6, 1733. 

iv. John, b. April 30, 1736. 

v. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 11, 1738. 

vi. Daniel, b. July 31, 1741. 

18. James 8 Sabin (James, 2 William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth ; m. first, 
Hannah ; m. second, Dorothy . Children : 

i. Hepsibeth, b. Nov. 28, 1721. 

By second wife : 

ii. James, b. June 5, 1729. 

iii. William, b. Dec. 15, 1731 ; probably d. young. 

iv. James, b. Feb. 17, 1732-3. 

v. Thomas, b. Aug. 4, 1734 ; probably d. young. 

vi. Dolly, b. March 26, 1737 ; d. in Providence, R. I., Jan. 3, 1830 ; unm. 

vii. Thomas, b. July 21, 1739 ; d. Sept. 26, 1800. 

viii. William, b. July 1, 1741; d. Aug. 4, 1800. 

ix. Vasskl, b. Nov. 19, 1744 ; m. Martha Freeman Nov. 22, 1768. 

x. Molly, b. , 1748 ; unm. 

19. David 3 Sabin (James* William 1 ). Resided in Rehoboth, and in 
winter 1736 and 7 settled in Hard wick, Mass. ; m. first, Jael Peck, of At- 
tleboro', May 19, 1725 ; m. second, Mary Remington, October 21, 1731. 
Children : 

i. Noah, b. Aug. 3, 1732. 

iii. THOH , AS,J tWin8 ' bJan - 6 > lm 

iv. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1736. 

v. Lydia, bapt. Sept. 24, 1738, in Hardwick, Mass. 

vi. David, bapt. Oct. 19, 1740, in Hardwick. 

vii. Chloe, bapt. July , 1743, in Hardwick. 

viii. Lucy, bapt. Sept. 14, 1746, in Hardwick. 

20. Hezekiah 8 Sabin (John, 3 William 1 ). Resided in Pomfret; m. 
Zerviah, daughter of James and Elizabeth Hosmer. Children : 

i. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 27, 1719. 

ii. Hezekiah, bapt. Sept. 5, 1720 ; d. in New Haven, Ct. .March 7, 1791. 

iii. Hannah, b. March 13, bapt. March 18, 1722 ; m. Gov. Nicholas Cooke, 

of Providence, R. I. [See Russell Family, p. 150 et seq.] 
iv. Charles, bapt. April 18, 1725. 
v. Jesse, bapt. Jan. 22, 1727. 
vi. Jonathan, bapt. Aug. 17, 1729 ; d. young, 
vii. Zerviah, bapt. July 11, 1731. 
viii. Zebediah, bapt. Jan. 23, 1736. 

21. John 8 Sabin (John 3 William 1 ). Resided in Pomfret until 1730, 
then removed to the present town of Franklin, Conn.; m. first, Esther 
Deming, Nov. 19, 1719, who died May 25, 1728. He m. second, Hannah, 
daughter of Dr. Comfort Starr, of Dedham, Mass., who died Sept. 13, 1757, 
aged 57. He was a physician, and interested in church and military affairs. 
He died March 28, 1742. Children : 

i. Ben a j ah, b. Sept. 4, 1720. 

ii. John, b. Julv 26, 1722. 

iii. Jerusha. b. Sept. 5, 1724. 

iv. Elijah, b. Aug. 26, 1726. 

v. Esther, b. April 7, 1728. 

22. Noah* Sabin (John 3 ' William*). Resided on homestead of his 
father; m. Mary Williams, June 30, 1737. She died April 13, 1768. He 
died Aug. 7, 1759. Children : 

i. Noah, b. April 1, 1738. 

ii. John, b. Oct. 25, 1739; d. April 29, 1766. A physician. 

iii. Jonathan, b. July 28, 1742. 

iv. Sarah, b. July 10, 1745 ; d. Oct. 26, 1745. 

v. Sarah, b. April 27, 1747. 

vi. Mary, b. March 31, 1749; d. June 7, 1750. 

vii. Mary, b. April 2, 1751. 

viii. Judith, b. June 4, 1753. 

ix. Lucy, b. Nov. 23, 1756 ; m. lthamar May. 

23. Joshua 4 Sabin (Ebenezer, 9 Benjamin 3 William 1 ). Resided in 
Pomfret ; m. Mary , Jan. 22, 1734. Children : 

i. Abishai, b. Sept. 10, 1735 ; d. Feb. 4, 1782. A clergyman. 

ii. Susanna, b. Aug. 25, 1737. 

iii. Joshua, d. June 6, 1740 ; m. Ruth Wiswall. 

iv. Mary, b. May 6, 1742 ; d. Oct. 24, 1754. 

24. v. Sylvanus, b. Jan. 14, 1744. 

vi. Phethena, b. Jan. 6, 1747 ; d. May 12, 1754. 
vii. Lucy, b. Aug. 9, 1749 ; d. March 17, 1752. 
viii. Walter, b. Feb. 12, 1752; d. Sept. 28, 1774. 
ix. Alice, b. April 20, 1754 ; d. Oct. 13, 1754. 
z. Elizabeth, d. Sept. 6, 1756. 

24. Sylvanus 6 Sabin (Joshua* Ebenezer* Benjamin 3 William 1 ). Re- 
sided in Pomfret, and in 1774 removed to Monson,Mass. ; m. Lucy, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wiswall, who was born December 29, 1749. 
Children : 

i. Samuel, b. Nov. 17, 1769 ; d. Jan. 21, 1776. 

ii. Lucy, b. April 3, 1771 ; m. Erastus Bush, Monson, Mass. 

25. iii. Oliver, b. March 9, 1773. 

iv. Polly, b. April 28, 1775 ; m. Webber. 

v. Ruth, b. May 30, 1777 : m. Levi Burgess, Erieville, N. Y. 

vi. Walter, b. April 4, 1780 ; d. May 6, 1795. , 

vii. Sylvanus, b. July 20, 1783 ; removed to Joliet, HI. 

viii. Joshua, b. Deo. 4, 1786 ; d. March 2, 1802. 

ix. Alfred, b. Sept. 17, 1789; d. at Sherburne, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1872. 

x. Betsey, b. Aug. 7, 1792 ; m. Simpson, Cazenovia, N. Y. 

25. Oliver 6 Sabin (Sylvanus,* Joshua, 4 Ebenezer,* Benjamin, 2 Wil- 
liam 1 ). Removed from Monson to Burlington, Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1801, 
and the following year to Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y. About 1825, 
removed to the town of Marshall, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he died June 
5, 1846. He m. Jan. 2, 1800, Olive, born in Mansfield, Conn., March 3, 
1776, a daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Porter) Upham. She died March 
24,1846. Children: 

i. Lucy, b. Oct. 17, 1800 ; m. Seth Bass ; d. Aug. 19, 1857. 

ii. Alberto, b. May 13, 1802; d. March 11, 1854. 

iii. Horace, b. Nov. 30, 1803 ; d. March 9, 1805. 

iv. Sylvanus, b. July 22, 1805 ; d. Aug. 9, 1872. 

v. Statira, b. Oct. 29, 1806 ; m. Minor Button. 

vi. Jerusha, b. July 21, 1808; m. Loren Hewitt. 

26. vii. Almira, b. Jan. 26, 1810. 

viii. Orrilla, b. Nov. 28, 1811 ; d. Aug. 21, 1813. 
ix. Betsey, b. Oct. 15, 1813 ; m. Justin Hungerford. 
x. Stephen Decatur, b. June 15, 1816 ; d. Sept. 7, 1874. 
xi. Oliver Perry, b. April 29, 1821 ; d. April 7, 1850. 

26. Almira 7 Sabin (Oliver,* Sylvanus, 5 Joshua, 4 JEJbenezer, 9 Benja- 
min, 2 William 1 ). Married June 3, 1834, Anson Titus, born in Marshall, 
N. Y., March 13, 1809, son of Billy and Judith (Huested) Titus. Reside 
in Phelps, N. Y., where they settled in 1835. Children : 

i. Thomas Benton, b. in Byron, N. Y., March 2, 1835 ; resides in Sodus, 

N. Y. 
ii. Mary Juliet, b. in Wolcott, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1837; d. May 2, 1841. 
iii. Oliver Sabin, b. May 13, 1843 ; residence Shorts vi lie, N. I . 
iv. Billy, b. April 4, 1845 ; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. 

27. v. Anson, b. June 21, 1847. 

vi. Susan Olive, b. May 5, 1849; m. 0. D. Carr, Phelps, 
vii. Albert Alberto, b. Feb. 16, 1852 ; d. Oct. 29, 1852. 

27. Anson 8 Titus, Jr. (Almira? Oliver,* Sylvanus, 5 Joshua, 4 Ebene- 
zer, 9 Benjamin, 2 William 1 ). A Universalist clergyman [and the author of 
this article]. At this writing, pastor in Weymouth, Mass. Married Dec. 
11, 1872, Lucy Tobie (b. July 16, 1851), daughter of James and Lucy 
(Tobie) Merrill, of New Gloucester, Maine. Children : 

i. Anson Merrill, b. in New Gloucester April 8, J875. 
ii. Marion Lucy, b. in Weymouth Nov. 20, 1880. 

Reprinted from the New Eng. Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1882. 


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The foregoing pages were published in the January 1882 Number of 
the New England Historical-Genealogical Register, and with additional 
items regarding the family, we issue it in pamphlet form. That it will 
prove of interest to all the family we have no doubt. Tt has been a 
pleasure, on our part, to gather these data, and to place them in the 
pages of a leading historical and genealogical magazine. Here they 
will be consulted and ever refered to by the students of family history 
in America, in the principal libraries of the world. And by publishing 
them in pamphlet form, places them within the reach of every family 
of the name or descendants bearing other names. The author hopes to 
be supported in this endeavor to give the family its early American 
history, and if supported, as we have reason to think we will be, the 
years will not be distant when the full history of the family will be 
prepared and published. 


The author, in the collection of these notes, and many others 
unpublished, is under many obligations to the following named for 
their research into records, documents, and official archives, and the 
family can only thank them for this labor on their behalf. Beside 
these, many of the family have freely given us the records and traditions 
of their line of ancestry. To one and all our thanks are due. 

Edward P. Hay ward, Esq., Town Clerk of Pomfret, Conn. David 
Jillson, South Attleboro', Mass., genealogist and local historian. 
Win. Swift, Esq., Windham, Conn. Hon. Lucius M. Boltwood, New 
Haven, Conn. O. P. Waldo, Tolland, Conn. Rev. L. R. Paige, D.D. 
Cambridgeport, Mass. Anthony Ames, Esq., Danielsonville, Conn. 
Manning Leonard, Southbridge, Mass. W. S. Tilden, Medfield, Mass. 
Miss Ellen D. Larned, Thompson, Conn., author of the two excellent 
volumes, the History of Windham County, Conn. Zephaniah Baker, 
Dudley, Mass. Chas. Sabin, Esq., Providence, R. I. Hon. Holmes 
Ammidown, New York City. Beside these, oftentimes are we under 
obligations to John Ward Dean, Librarian New England Historic-Gen- 
ealogical Society, Boston. Samuel Green, M. D., Librarian Mass. 
Historical Society, and now Mayor of Boston ; and also to the archives 
of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence. 


The original of this document is on file at the Probate Office, at 
Boston, Mass. The residence of William Sabin in the will is stated as 
at Rehoboth, where he had been living about forty years, and we have 
thought the reason of its being probated in Boston was because he died 
in 1687, during the administration of Gov. Andros, a time when the 
Governments of the more northern Colonies were somewhat interfered 
with. But it is intimated in Ammidown's Historical Sketches, Vol.1, 
page 157, that he died in Boston, and was buried in the Granary Burial 
Yard, having removed there to associate with the French Refugees, or 

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Huguenots, who had recently settled and established a church. T 
S are many of the early French Protestant families of Boston burie 

[ this yard. More light is needed on this point. The will was evide 

•, written by William Sabin himself, as there is a correspondence bet? 

the signature and the document. Every evidence we have disch 

shows him to be an able and worthy man, influential in all the affaii 

Rehobotb and Plymouth Colony. 



Suffolk Records, Boston, "} 
liber x. pp 60, 61, 62. I 

MADE JUNE 4, 1685, 
PROBATED 5th, JULY, 1687. 


Bee itt known vnto all men That I, William Sabin, of the Towi 
Rehoboth, in the Government of New Plymouth in New Engl* 
Being through the Goodness and Sparing mercy of God in good he 
and Competency of understanding, yett not knowing how soon or 
suddaine God may in his all wise providence put a Period to 
Natural Life Having for the glory of God and the good of my wife 
children and the peaeable Settling of the Estate God by his good] 
hath betrusted me with all. hath made this last will and Testan 
This Fourth day of June in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand 
Hundred & eighty (five. Desiring and Charging my Deare Chile 
after my Discease to keep with God and Observe his holly Comnu 
ments performing all those Christian Duties that God in his wh 
word requires of them, setting up and upholding both in family an< 
Publique. Imprimis. I do resigne my soule into the hands of the I 
Jesus my Dear Redeemer and my body to be decently buried. 

Item itt is my will that my lawful debts shall be Discharged. 

Item I give and bequeth vnto my Deare and beloved wife 
Dwelling house and halfe of the Barne and the halfe of my home L 
and Orchard and a piece of Salt Meadow adjoining to Capt. Hun 
and my ffresh meadow called Wright's Meadow, and my pasture 
mantoms neck, and six acres of Land in the Second Division adjoir 
to Mr. Smith's and foure acres in the greate playne where itt is sod 
and free vse and Improvements of Herbage and Commonage ; all i 
Lands, houses and Orchards, during her Widowhood if she marry 
during her naturall Life. Likewise I bequeath to my Deare wife fix 
cows, Two Oxen, a mare and twenty Ewes and all my Swine, and 
my household goods and all the Cloath, woll, frlax and Corne wi 
Doors and Barrie or vpon the ground. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Samuel, the one halfe o: 
Eleaven acres of Land in the Second Division, Laying between San 
and Nathaniel Pero's Land, and John Titus', to him, his heirs 
assignes forever. 

Item. I give and bequeth vnto my sonn Joseph an acre of Mea< 
att Palmer's River, Lying vnder the Hill over the Brooke against 
Long Spang, att the Southern end, and ten acres of that Division 
is now a Surveying, to him, his heirs and assignes forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath vnto my sonn Benjamine, the other 
of the Eleaven acres of Land in the Second Division which I Gav 

to my sonne Samuel, to my sonn Benjamin, his heirs and assigns 

Item I give to my sonn James the other half of my home lotte and 
orchoard and Barne and the rest of my Lands in the Second Division, 
and Grate Playne that is not before Disposed. And two acres of Salt 
Marsh and part of fresh meadow in the forke of Palmer's River, to him, 
his heirs or assignes forever. Likewise I give him a yoake of Oxen and 
a Mare. 

Item. I give to my sonne John the Mill Lotte wch is twelve acres, 
and my neck Lotte and two acres to him, his heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my sonn Hezekiah, twenty acres att Palmer's River, 
and two acres of Salt Marsh and a piece of Meadow called the Hole att 
Palmer's River, and Twenty acres of the Division that is now Laying 
out to him, his heirs & assignes forever. 

Item I give to my sonn Noah my Lotte of Land upon Ragged 
playne, and all my Meadow and pond att Mr. Brown's pond and Two 
acres of Salt Meadow to him, his heirs and assignes forever. ' 

Item. It is my will that my foure sonnes James, John, Hezekiah 
and Noah shall have my Commonage to be equally Divided betwixt 
them ( excepting the vse and improvement I have given in my will. 

Item. I give vnto my Three Daughters Experience, Abigail and 
Hannah three pounds a piece to be paid by Nathaniel Allen that is due 
me by bill. 

Item. I give vnto my Grand-Child Samuel Allen six pounds of a 
Debt Due me from Nathaniel Allen as appears by bill. 

Item. I give vnto my Daughters Elizabeth and Patience, each of 
them a Cow to be paid within a year after my Decease, 

Item. I give to my foure youngest daughters, Mehitable, Mary, 
Sarah and Margarett, five pounds a piece at their marriage out of the \.m 

rest of my estate. 

I give my wife two books and to have her choice, and the rest I give I3j 

to my children, the Eldest to Chuse one first and soe all of them | 

Successively and then to begin againe until they have chosen them all. 

Item. Itt is my will that if my wife marry that shee shall then 
resigne vp the house, barne and Lands to my sonn James whom I doe 
by this my will enjoyne him and his heirs to pay his mother five pounds 
a yeare during her natural Life, if she require itt, and itt is my will that 
my sonn James shall have the said Lands and houses, if my wife marry 
not, at her Decease. 

Item, itt is this my will that my beloved wife shall be executrix and 
my sonn James, Executor to this my will, and I appoint my sonns 
Samuel & Benjamin to be Overseers to my will. 

With his Seal and Signed, Sealed 

in the presence of 

Thomas Cooper, 

William Carpenter. Signed, 

William Sabin. 





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We are indebted to Mrs. Senator Foster for the recent published 
Memorial of her late most worthy husband, Senator Lafayette Sabin 
Foster, of Connecticut. Mr. Foster was Vice-President, pro tern., of 
the United States, after the assassination of President Lincoln, which 
office he held until the close of his Senatorial career. The Memorial is 
a slight tribute to the radiant Christian character and bearing he exem- 
plified in duty, home and official life. 

Hon. Holmes Ammidown, New York City, whose great grand-father 
was Joseph, [10, ii,] published some years since two volumes of 
Historical Collections, embracing histories of Woodstock, Conn, and 
Dudley, Oxford, Webster, Sturbridge, Charlton and Southbridge,Mass. 
These volumes are full of history and local interest. It was a labor 
con amore. In his last edition he has made use of material published 
in Charlton Historical Sketches by the editor of these pages. Mr. 
Ammidown has also published a pamphlet upon the Ammidown family 
and colateral branches, in which is mentioned his Sabin connection. 

Lewis Sabin, D.D., a grand son of Thomas, [12, xi.] was a 
Congregational clergyman of learning, piety and exemplar character. 
He was pastor in Templeton, Mass. some thirty-five years, his death, in 
1873, ending his Master's service with his people. The sermon 
delivered at the time of his funeral, by the Rev. W. S. Tyler, D. D. of 
Amherst College, was published at the time. The father of Dr. Sabin 
is still living in Belchertown, Mass. He was 98 years old, his last 
birthday, Dec. 22nd., 1881. 

Several family genealogies have already been published in which 
mention is made of the Sabin family, among them the Dwight, Strong, 
May, Chandler, and Allen. Others are in preparation. 

Wanted. The compiler wants a copy of every family record of the 
Sabin name and of the daughters who have married those of other 
names. What makes a family record are the names in full, dates of 
births, marriages and deaths, to which is added the place of residence, 
occupation or profession ; whether prominent in matters of church or 
state, business or education, military, or graduates of school or college. 
If such an account has not been already sent, let it be forwarded at an 
early day. There are some families who may not have the dates of 
births, marriages and deaths, but remember the relationship ; now if 
such will only communicate this it would be of assistance. We want to 
correspond with all, those who know much and those who know only 
little of their progenitors. Every member of the family can aid us in 
some way, even if they no more than communicate concerning 
themselves. Members of the family or others having corrections or 
additional matter to what is herein published are urged to communicate 
the same. Address, Rev. Anson Titus, Jr., South Weymouth, Mass. 
ERRATA. Ebenezer, (No. 10,) resided in Woodstock in the 
early part of his life, but he removed into Pomfret, where he spent the 
greater part of his manhood, at the place now occupied by E.P.Hayward. 

Hezekiah, (No. 20,) lived a great part of his life in the present town 
of Thompson, where he was a moving spirit in things pertaining to the 
town's welfare. 


The following is from the Christian Leader, Boston, (Universalis t, ) 
of Nov. 24, 1881, concerning ourselves. In addition we can say that 
t owned lecture was given hefore the said Society on the after- 
noon of March 1st. ,1882, a report of which appeared in the columns of 

e Boston Daily Transcript. 

"The Weymouth Gazette speaks as follows of one in our ministerial 
ranks, who is proving not only one of the denominational historians, 
but also one in other lines of American history. It says ; 'Rev. Anson 
Titus, Jr., Corresponding Secretary of the Weymouth Historical Society, 
has been invited by the officers of the New England Historic Geuealog- 

il Society, 18 Somerset street, Boston, to deliver a lecture before the 
society at its monthly meeting next March. He has accepted and will 
deliver one upon 'Certain Elements in the Development of American 
Character,' the same which be is to deliver in the South Weymouth 

etnra course, or one upon 'The Early Huguenots in America,' a sub- 
ject in which Mr. Titus has been much interested. His mother is a 
lireet descendant of one of the earliest of these French Protestants, 
Viiliam Rabin, of Rehoboth, Mass., of whom aud his descendants Mr. 
Titus contributes an article to the coming January number of the New 
England Historical, Genealogical Register,' " 


We have notes relating to the history of the Titus family of America 

'ill design, when full data is at. hand, to publish in hook form. We 

would consider it a favor to be informed of the whereabouts and P. 0. 

iddress of any of the name, that we may communicate with them. 

Parties who have not the in formal ion and desire to connect their line 
f ancestry with the earlier Sahin generations herein published, we 
rust will feel free to communicate, We have notes our limited space 
i not permit us to insert, and from time to time receiving from the 
:attered family. If the family promptly responded the time would 
lot be distant when a full history could be published. But such publi- 
alion depends upon the interest of the family and the financial 
encouragement received.