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Sarah (Pabodie) Coe (1656 - 1740)

Sarah Coe formerly Pabodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 10 Nov 1681 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
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Died at age 84 in Little Compton, Bristol, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Sarah Pabodie was born 7 Aug 1656 at Duxbury, Plymouth, daughter of Elizabeth Alden and William Pabodie and grandaughter of Mayflower passengers John Alden (abt.1598-1687) and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden.[1][2][3]

"Tradition says, Sarah accompanied her father on a trip to Little Compton, probably to make a home for him, and John Coe, a surveyor, came down the river in a boat, landed on the shore near the present location, and helped William Pabodie lay out the lots, and the next year married Sarah."[4]

Sarah married John Coe at Duxbury on 10 Nov 1681.[1][5] [2] The son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Wakly/Wakeley/Whately), he was born June 1949 at Gloucester, Massachusetts and died 16 Dec 1728, age 79, at Little Compton.[1]

18 Feb 1685, William Pabodie of Little Compton "for love" gave his daughter Sarah and her husband John Coe, of Boston, three parcels of land in Little Compton.[1] [Bristol Co LR 3:3]. When William died, in 1707, he left an estate of £407. He left the land to his sons (some after wife's decease), and left his daughters, Mary, Mercey, Martha, Ruth, Sarah, Hannah, Lidia (also received a pair of green curtains), the heirs of Elizabeth and the heirs of Rebecca only one shilling each.[1][6]

Sarah Coe was admitted to the Little Compton church in Nov 1708.[1]

John Coe, husbandman of Little Compton, made a will 4 Dec 1728, which was proved the following month 21 Jan 1728/9. He left legacies to his wife Sarah, eldest son Samuel, third son Joseph, second son John, eldest daughter Lydia wife of John Baly Junr, seond daughter Sarah wife of Samuel Tomkins, third daughter Elizabeth wife of Edward Burgges, and youngest daughter Hannah. Samuel and Joseph were names dexecutors and his inventory was valued at £1400.[1] [ Bristol co Pr 6:195-99]

Sarah died 27 Aug 1740 at Little Compton, still a part of Massachusetts (until 1747), in her 86th year. She was buried in the Old Commons Cemetery in Little Compton.[1][7]


Children: First two at Duxbury, others in Little Compton[1]

  1. Lydia b. 26 Feb 1682/3; m. John Bailey, Jr.
  2. Sarah b. 25 Feb 1684/5; m. Samuel Tompkins
  3. Samuel b. 12 Dec 1692; m. Mary Chadwick
  4. Elizabeth b. 28 March 1694; m. Edward Burgess
  5. Hannah b. 29 Dec 1696
  6. John b. 1 Feb 1699; m. Rebecca Taylor
  7. Joseph b. 24 Mar 1700; d. Little Compton between 18 March (will date) and 19 April 1780 (probate)

Research Notes -

Contains all the Silver book info. Needs some probate and Land records see [...] look up. B-404 13:25, 21 January 2023 (UTC)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littlefield (comp.) Williams, Alicia Crane (ed.) Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.) pp. 68, 69.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin. Little Compton Families, Vol. I. Little Compton, Rhode Island. Little Compton Historical Society. 1967. pp. 435-40 Pabodie
  3. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 114; digital image, Internet Archive.
  4. Excerpt From: Alden, Mary Langford Taylor, “Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie and descendants.” (Salem, Mass. : E. Putnam, 1897), p. 14; digital images, Internet Archive
  5. 'Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 282; digital image, Internet Archive.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest (transcriber), "William Pabodie's Will and Inventory," The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history, Vol 6, (Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899) pp. 129-135; digital images, Internet Archive link : accessed 13 Jan 2023; cites Bristol PR 2:268-269.
  7. "Cemetery Inscriptions in Little Compton, R. I." New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Boston: NEHGS, 1961), 115:263; digital images, Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911.[Page 21]: Sarah pabodie the daughter of william pabodie & Elizabeth his wife was borne august . 7 . 1656. Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911. PABODIE - Plymouth County - Page 114. birth of Sarah, daughter of William & Elizabeth [dup. Elisabeth], 07 August 1656.

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Peabody-319 and Pabodie-10 appear to represent the same person because: These seem to be the same person
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