Person:Sarah Grant (61)

  • F.  Caleb Grant (add)
  • M.  Elizabeth (add)
m. Bef 1702
  1. Sarah Grant1701/02 - 1729/30
  • HJosiah Parks1697/98 - 1765
  • WSarah Grant1701/02 - 1729/30
m. Bef 1723
  1. Elizabeth Parks1723 - 1729/30
  2. Elisha Parks1725 - 1778
  3. Beulah Parks1727 -
  4. Josiah Parks1729/30 - 1781
Facts and Events
Name[5] Sarah Grant
Gender Female
Birth[1] 16 Mar 1701/02 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[2] 29 Mar 1702 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1723 Based on birth of eldest known child
to Josiah Parks
Death[3][4] 6 Jan 1729/30 Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Historical Society of Watertown (Massachusetts). Watertown Records. (Watertown, Mass.: Press of Fred Barker, 1894-1939)
    Vol. 2, p. 27.

    Sarah Grant Daughter of Caleb Grant & Elizebeth born 16 march 1702.

  2. Watertown Records Comprising East Congregational and Precinct Affairs, 1697-1737; Also Record Book of the Pastors, 1686-1819. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: David Clapp and Son, Printers, 1906)
    Vol. 4 (of Watertown Records), p. 133.

    [March] 29th Sarah, ye Daughter of Caleb Grant, he owning ye Covenant.
    [Note: the first baptism of 1702.]

  3. Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Town of Weston, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850: 1703-gravestones-1900, church records, 1709-1825. (Boston: McIndoe Bros., 1901)
    p. 336, 400, 416.

    [List of Deaths from the Grave-stones in the Oldest Burying-Ground in Weston]
    1730, Jan'ry 7th, Mrs. Sarah Parks, wife to Mr. Josiah Parks of Concord; in ye 28th Year of her Age.
    [Received into church]
    July 17, 1720. ... Sarah Grant - young wo. (Since Parks - died Jan'ry 7, 1729-30.).
    [Birth record]
    Jan'ry 11. 1729-30. [Baptized] Josiah Son to Josiah & Sarah Parks, b. ye 6th day, ye mother died a few hours after it: birth.

  4. Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1891)
    p. 121.

    Sarah Parks the wife of Josiah Parks Died January the 6th day 1729/30.

  5. Bond, p. 260, gives a couple of dates for Sarah that appears directly contradicted by records. He shows two daughters named Sarah, one bp. 22 Mar 1701-2 and one b. 16 Mar 1702-3. There is only one baptism found, on 29 Mar 1702, and if the birth record says 1702, which for the month of March is more likely 1701/02, which would be typical given the baptism date. So the second daughter appears to be fictitious.
    Bond then says Sarah d. 27 Jan 1729 in childbed. Weston records say, however, that she died a few hours after her son Josiah's birth, which occurred on 6 Jan 1729/30 and was recorded as part of a baptism on 11 Jan 1729/30. What motivated Bond's errors is unknown, but they appear clearly wrong.