Sarah White

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Sarah White, daughter of Josiah White and Mary Rice, was born at Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 21 October 1680.1

Sarah married John Wilder, son of John Wilder and Hannah Atherton, at Lancaster 1699.2,3

The estate settlement of a land sale by her father, Josiah, is the evidence that Sarah White married John Wilder. The town vital records record her name as Sawyer, but that record was made well after the fact. Sarah's stepfather was a Sawyer, but that marriage occurred just before the deed was made and well after Sarah had married John Wilder which may have led to the confusion. See Middlesex Deeds, 20:486.4


John Wilder b. 5 Nov 1673, d. 7 Nov 1756
  • Jonas Wilder5 b. 16 Nov 1699
  • Josiah Wilder5 b. 6 Jun 1701
  • Mary Wilder5 b. 9 Jul 1703
  • Hannah Wilder6 b. 3 Mar 1707/8, d. 30 Sep 1723
  • Jonathan Wilder5 b. 5 Oct 1710
  • John Wilder+5 b. 13 Apr 1713, d. 30 Apr 1793
  • Thankful Wilder7 b. 22 May 1715
  • William Wilder7 b. 3 Nov 1717
This person was last edited on21 Jun 2012


  1. [S907] Henry Stedman Nourse, The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850, two vols. (Clinton, Massachusetts: W. J. Cooper, Printer, 1890), 1:15, further cited as Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster.
  2. [S909] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts: 1638-1900 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Chase Brothers, 1900), 22, further cited as White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1671, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S909] White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, 22-23.
  5. [S909] White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, 32-33.
  6. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:409.
  7. [S907] Nourse, Vital Records of Lancaster, 2:275.