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Josiah Sanborn (abt. 1652 - 1728)

Josiah Sanborn
Born about in Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Aug 1681 in Hampton, New Hampshiremap
Husband of — married 1690 in Hampton, New Hampshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 76 in Hampton, Province of New Hampshiremap
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Josiah's birth is difficult to estimate; the earliest documentation is his marriage to Hannah Moulton in 1681.[1] She died in November 1687,[2] and Josiah married Sarah, widow of Jonathan Perkins.[3]

He was active in civic affairs, including surveying, common pasture maintenance, and was a representative to the General Court in 1695.[4]

As an entrepeneur, Josiah was a member of a company formed to operate a sawmill on the Little River. They ran afoul of the town's rules and were ordered to desist, but an agreement was eventually reached. The mill operated for over 200 years.[5]

Josiah died sometime between the making of his will in March of 1727 and it being proved April 6, 1728.[6]


With Hannah:

  1. Wiliam Sanborn b Mar 26 1682
  2. Hannah Sanborn b 1684
  3. Sarah Sanborn b 1686

With Sarah:

  1. Jabez Sanborn b Mar 24,1691
  2. Keziah Sanborn b Mar 16, 1693
  3. Rachel Sanborn b Mar 13, 1695
  4. Jonathan Sanborn b Apr 26, 1697
  5. Reuben Sanborn b Apr 10, 1699
  6. Abner Sanborn b Sep 03, 1702
  7. Richard Sanborn b Aug 09, 1705


  1. "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 April 2020), Josiah Samborn and Hannah Moulton, 25 Aug 1681; citing , Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,307.
  2. New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Ancestry Record 2555 #263989
  3. Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire Vol 2. Salem, MA, 1893. Page 948.
  4. Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire Vol 1. Salem, MA: Salem Press Publishing and Printing.
  5. Dow, Joseph. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire Vol 1. Salem, MA: Salem Press Publishing and Printing. Page 541
  6. Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

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Hi-- Hannah Moulton married Josiah in 1681, and gave birth to William, Hannah, and Sarah. After she died in 1687, Josiah married Sarah, the widow of Jonathan Perkins, in 1690, and they had the remaining children: Jabez, Keziah, Rachel, Jonathan, Abner and Richard. I don't know about Reuben. If you wish, I can separate these out on their various profiles i.e. get the right mothers with the right children. (I just adopted the orphaned profiles of both wives/ mothers.) Otherwise, hope this is of some help. --LS
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