Jonathan Sawtell

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Jonathan Sawtell
Born in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAmap
Husband of — married in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Died in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAmap
Last profile change on 23 March 2014
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Name: Jonathan /Sawtell/ #S255
Birth: 24 AUG 1639, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA #S255
Death: 06 JUL 1690, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA #S255


"Jonathan2 Sawtell (Richard1) was born 24 Aug. 1639 at Watertown. He was an original proprietor of Groton in 1661-2 with a five-acre grant and on 23 Nov. 1664 was chosen a fence viewer (Samuel A. Green, The Early Records of Groton, 1880, p. 11). On 3 July 1665 at Groton, he married Mary Tarbell, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Vital Records). She died after childbirth 25 April 1676 at Watertown (Vital Records). He was made freeman at Groton on 15 May 1672 (The Register 3:239). After destruction of Groton by the Indians, he fled with his neighbors back to Watertown. Two years later he returned to Groton and was chosen selectman 1688-90. He died there 6 Jul 1690. There is no evidence that he ever remarried."

"After Jonathan's death, his son Jonathan Jr. of Groton, ged 15, chose his "uncle" Abraham Holman to be his guardian (Bond, p. 932; Middlesex County Probate, No. 19962). The relationship of this "uncle" is unknown, but William and Winifred Holman of Boston, Mass., and Descendants, Mrs. John V. Johnson and Mrs. Stewart Allen, 1944, suggests that Abraham's wife was Susanna Tarbell sister of Jonathan Sawtell's wife. his four surviving daughters and their husbands deeded his Groton land on 8 Dec. 1698 to Jonas Prescott."


  1. Dale C. Kellogg and John B. Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass.," in NEHGS Register, 126 (Jan 1972):3-6

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Jonathan was born in 1639. Jonathan Sawtelle ... He passed away in 1690. [2]

Parents - Richard Sawtell 1604 – 1694 & Elizabeth – 1694 Spouse Mary Tarbell – 1676 Daughter Sarah Sawtell 1672 – 1731

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  1. Dale C. Kellogg and John B. Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass.," in NEHGS Register, 126 (Jan 1972):3-6
  2. Entered by Jay Byrne, Jul 15, 2012

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