Esther Sawtell

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Esther Sawtell, likely daughter of Obadiah Sawtell and Hannah Lawrence, was born probably between 1689 and 1693.1 She died after 1739, when she and Samuel sold land in Groton.2

Esther married Samuel Bowers, son of Jerathmael Bowers and Elizabeth (…), 31 January 1709.3

Kellogg and Threlfall place her as a possible daughter of Obadiah, as shown here, but have some doubts due to 4 children born in the available time frame of 1689-1693. She could also be a nearly posthumus daughter of Obadiah's brother, Zachariah, who had died by 17 Mar 1691/2 when his wife was referred to as widow.1


Samuel Bowers b. 1682, d. aft. 1739
  • Elizabeth Bowers+4 b. 2 Sep 1710, d. 20 Jan 1780
  • Samuill Bowers4 b. 21 Dec 1711, d. 16 Dec 1768
  • Easther Bowers4 b. 15 Oct 1715
  • Jerahmael Bowers4 b. 11 Aug 1717
  • Nemaiah Bowers4 b. 14 Sep 1719
  • Joshua Bowers4 b. 9 Jul 1721
  • Hanah Bowers4 b. 23 Jan 1722/23
This person was last edited on20 Jan 2022


  1. [S1391] Dale C. Kellogg and John B. Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass., and Some of his Descendants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 126 (Jan-Apr 1972): 3-17, 139-140, at 8, further cited as Kellogg and Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass."
  2. [S1390] Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Deeds, 40:123; Middlesex South Registry of Deeds, Cambridge; FHL microfilm 554022.
  3. [S764] Zelinda Makepeace Douhan, editor, The Ancestry of Russell Makepeace of Marion, Massachusetts, 1904-1986: A Descendant of Thomas Makepeace of Dorchester, Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: Newbury Street Press, 2005), 97-111, further cited as Douhan, Makepeace.
  4. [S243] Vital records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1926-1927), 1:40, further cited as Groton Vital Records.