|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1609, England|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1687|
His date of birth posted was his christening date. He was the son of Samuel (or Richard) Sabin & Mary Bushe Sabin. William's 1st wife (1639) was daughter of Richard Wright. Both Richard and William were co-founders of Rehoboth, MA.
the Sabins were members of the Weymouth Church in 1642.
William was a miller by trade and owned land in what is now Seekonk, MA. He was made a freeman of Rehoboth on June 3, 1657. He contributed a large sum of money to help establish the first free public school in America, 1643. On June 6, 1649 he was presented to court for shorting some customers on corn he had milled for them. He was cleared by the jury.
William was a man of considerable culture and possessing wealth as is shown by an account of his estate & gifts for the relieving of the wants of those who suffered from the ravages of the Indians. He could read & write, as proved by his large collection of books. His estate was worth 53 pounds at the time Rehoboth was settled.
With his first wife, Mary, they had 12 children. She died in 1663 so William then married (1663) Martha Allen (our ancestor). Two of Martha's brothers married 2 of Williams daughters from his first marriage. Martha and William went on to have 8 more children.
William was the jury foreman that convicted of murder the 3 Indians whose hanging in June of 1675 initiated the beginning of King Phillip's War. The Indians burned William's mill in March 1676 and killed his 29 yr. old son, Nehemiah the following June.
To date, William is known as the progenitor of the Sabin family in America and Canada with a database of over 35,000 names.
Mary Wright Sabin (1618 - 1660)*
Samuel Sabin (1640 - 1699)*
Elizabeth Sabin Millard Hayward (1642 - 1717)*
Benjamin Sabin (1646 - 1725)*
Nehemiah Sabin (1647 - 1676)*
Patience Sabin Dana (1655 - 1712)*
Mehitable Sabin Bucklen (1673 - 1750)*
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Sue Williams
Record added: Sep 19, 2008
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