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Sara Mosher

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Sara V. Mosher
Born 1950s.
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It was a wet and cloudy afternoon, Monday, August 21, 2017. Normally, Sara loves rain, but not on a day that won't occur for another 28 years with the next eclipse of the sun. It was pure coincidence that Sara happened to look out the window when she did. A man was standing in the field peering up at the sky. Sara raced to grab a special viewing glass and bounded onto the deck. The clouds had parted ever so briefly and for a few precious minutes, she saw it...a partial eclipse of the sun! That's exactly how Sara's life had progressed so far, with many gob-smacking instances of glorious coincidence. That is, as soon as she started paying attention.

Sara grew up with three younger sisters, three younger brothers, and a pair of adults who stumbled into a parent trap. Sara wished really hard for aunts, uncles and cousins. By the time her 50th birthday rolled around, she had just about all she'd ever asked for. You see, Sara had taken to searching for her reclusive father's family. Her gregarious Welsh mother was an open book. Sara was the lucky recipient of the Wales's...and all they entailed—stories, photographs, documents. Her mother saved it all from the dustheap of history and gave it to Sara, which, as it turned out, was a good thing. Sara's father was a quiet man and a man of almost no worldly possessions. It is, therefore, no wonder that half a dozen black and white photographs from the Second World War, a set of miniature medals (the originals were given to a brother, a common occurrence in days of yore), and a set of military records from Library and Archives Canada assumed the mantel of utmost importance. A journey of a lucky 13 years of research had begun.

Never, never, ever did Sara expect to find what she did when she made a nuisance of herself, following her father's ancestors around, back much further than the 16th century, to places not only in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and England, but also in Ireland (Mullinahinch, just 16 miles down the road from Knockafubble), Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany and Holland. Ancestors with names like Le Mahieu, Vermillie, Guion, Tourneur, Parisis and DeVeaux. And oh yes, Mosier. And then there are zee Eenglish—Arnold, Burgess, Burling, Chipman, Cooke, Carpenter—who was of course, a carpenter—way too many to mention. Throw in 13 direct ancestors on the Mayflower, along with another Mayflower passenger, Martha (Cooper) Tilley, who was a 9th great aunt through the Coopers, shake and stir, and voila, a hodgepodge of heroics — not just because some of them really were kings and queens and heroes of their times, but also because it takes a hero to be here at all.

Living in the 21st century has many advantages. Take DNA testing. Years of research confirmed by DNA. When, in rare instances, documentation is nowhere to be found, DNA, like a shiny knight on horseback, rides to the rescue! Ha, take that, pesky not-one-hundred-percent-sure!

Co-founders of the New World, planters and pioneers, adventurers and believers, leaders and builders, farmers and fishers. With fire in their souls, love in their hearts, and the will to survive. They are remembered.

When Sara isn't chasing rainbow souls, she likes to write a little, read some more and travel a lot...over the hill and through the woods to Grandmother's house.[1]


  1. Entered by Sara V Mosher, Aug 21, 2017
  • Thanks cousin Rob Green for inviting me to WikiTree.
  • Sara V Mosher is grateful to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants,, New England historical societies, Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and so many others for the vast amount of information they have worked so hard to share online with all of us in search of where, and most importantly who, we came from.

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Thank you, Sara, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Sara: I checked with the relationship finder. I am the 4th great grandniece of Amos Babcock...Marie
posted by Marie Chantigny
Thanks for the merge - we appear to be cousins. I have a Mosher or two as an autosomal match to my dad but havent yet made the connection
HI Sara,

Thanks on the great work you doing and did on the Chipman family.

posted by Eva (Coetzee) Kjaervik
That's a great job you did with the Lovett-729 info. I'm glad this worked out the way it did.
posted by Stu Ward
Hi, Sara thanks for letting me know about Michel Frenette. If you need anything/sources, just let me know.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Very nice to meet you, Heather! Although I am a Babcock descendant, I'm not a blood relative of Amos Babcock. My 3rd great grandfather married Amos's daughter Mercy, a second marriage for both, no children. I only edited Amos's profile. You are given as a source under your married name. I found your research years ago on the Internet and was fascinated with his story. You've done an incredible job of remembering Amos Babcock!!
posted by Sara Mosher
The information that I have provided is as follows : Biography ; Children of Amos Babcock and Dorcas Bennett ; The Babcock Family Tragedy ; The True Facts from David G. Bell's Records ; That Fateful Night at Shediac Bridge ; Amos Babcock's unfair Trial ; Corrections/Additions; What Happened to the Family of Amos Babcock and Dorcas Bennett ; What Happened to Peck  ; Rest in Peace. Then I went on to Rhode Island, visiting, and gathering information... for our full ancestry back to England. Therefore, you are another one who didn't know of your past grandfather, Amos. and it pleases me, as well as those who have gone before us, that you now know. Amos and Dorcas now R.I.P.
posted by Heather Babcock
Hi Sara- Amos is my paternal 4th great grandfather. When my dad found out about the truth behind Amos' sad story, he was about a year from retirement and wanted to investigate this. However, he died instantly in a car accident. For my dad, I did this research. Finding the truth about the sadness surrounding the family tragedy, helped many find their roots. Amos was 'hidden' by family and many descendants didn't know who the parentage was of their ancestor, where they hit a brick wall (meaning parentage of a child of Amos and Dorcas (Bennet) Babcock). My father and siblings, cousins, etc. were told that a past grandfather was hung for being a horse thief. The information on this site, is information that I found and passed on to others. (Except the Court Transcripts supplied by Paul Kimball
posted by Heather Babcock
Hi Sara, we are 6th cousins, one of the closest relationships I have found from the Mayflower.
posted by Isara (Chellis) Argent

Sara is 22 degrees from Danielle Liard, 17 degrees from Jack London and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.