John Sawyer was a son of Thomas Sawyer and Mary (Prescott) Sawyer, born 6 April 1661 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
He was married to Mary Bull of Worcester, Massachusetts, in Lancaster on 16 June 1686. Her surname is sometimes given as Ball, but Barlow states that this is incorrect. He suggests that she may have been the daughter of Isaac Bull and Mary (Parker) Bull of Boston, who in 1686 were residing in Worcester. 
John Sawyer received land in Lancaster by deed from his father, Thomas Sawyer Sr., on 4 January 1692/3.
John Sawyer removed to Lyme, Connecticut, a few years before 1706, when his father died. John died there before 6 March 1706/5 [sic] when his father made his will.
↑ Pg. 11, Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, Edited by Henry S Nourse, Lancaster, 1890
↑ "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCMB-L91 : 13 July 2016), Thomas Sawyer in entry for John Sawyer, 06 Feb 1661; citing Birth, Lanchaster, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892,249.
Repository: R769 Name: Family History Library Address: Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-0000 USA Name: Family History URL: http://www.familysearch.org
Source: S435 Media: Book Abbreviation: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Savage Publication: Reference: Savage's Dict: v.3:254 Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 12 Feb 1923, 232; 30 Apr 1930, 9825 Repository: #R512
Source: S221Marriages of Sundry Early Proprietors & Residents of Lancaster
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