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Sarah (Dole) Kaighn (abt. 1657 - bef. 1702)

Sarah Kaighn formerly Dole aka Griscom
Born about in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Wife of — married 7 Feb 1685 (to 18 Sep 1694) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Americamap
Wife of — married 1696 in Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 45 in Newton Township, Gloucester County, Province of West Jerseymap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2008
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The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.

General Register Office: Society of Friends' Registers, Notes and Certificates of Births, Marriages and Burials. Records of the General Register Office, Government Social Survey Department, and Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, RG 6. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.

BALDERSTON, MARION. William Penn's Twenty-Three Ships, with Notes on Some of Their Passengers. In The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, vol. 23:2 (1963), pp. 27-67. List of the ships of Penn's First Adventure and dates of arrival at Delaware Bay and Pennsylvania, 1681-1682; one in 1681 and 22 in 1682. Also in no. 8370, Sheppard, pp. 27-67, with corrections and additions, pp. 68-69. John Dole and sister Sarah are listed as arriving in Pennsylvania in 1680.



The authorization for Sarah Dole and Andrew Griscom to marry was recorded 2/7/1685 by the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.[1]

Sarah Dole is recognized by the Welcome Society and is an Ancestor Approved for Membership.

Children of Sarah Dole and Andrew Griscom

  1. Tobias
  2. Samuel
  3. David
  4. Sarah

John Kaighn married second Sarah Dole (widow of Andrew Griscom) with whom he had two sons. Sarah was an immigrant from Wales; her brother John Dole was also of Newton Township.[2]

  1. John Kaighn
  2. Joseph Kaighn

Death and Legacy

Sarah died shortly after the birth of her son Joseph, who was born 4 Dec 1702.[3]

According to the draft of a letter by Kaighn quoted by Clement, by 1702 he was again a widower, having

"lost two good and loving wives, in a few years time--and left alone with young babes;" that these were two boys and one girl, "the youngest yet at nurse".[4]

Research Notes

Date of birth estimated from marriage; transcript reads "2/7/1685", I don't know if this date has been converted or if "month 2" = April. Should check original image Powell-5629 00:38, 12 January 2015 (EST)


  1. Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, Authorized Marriages, 1682-1756, Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Joe Patterson OCR'd and proofread by Judy Banja j
  2. Clement, John. Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers in Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey. (Camden, N.J, Sinnickson Chew, 1877), page 150
  3. Lee, Francis Bazley. Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), volume 2, page 438
  4. Clement, page 150

See also:

  • Jordan, John Woolf. "Griscom Family", Colonial Families of Philadelphia, volume 2, Lewis Publishing Company, Philadelphia (1911), page 1067 Google Books

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