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Rachel Saunders
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 15, 1651
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Martin Saunders married (1) by 1619 Rachel (_____) Brackett, widow of Peter Brackett. She died at Braintree on 15 September 1651.
They had 7 children: Mary ELIOT, Martin, Leah Wheatley Parmenter, Judith, John, Martin again, & Daniel.
Rachel (_____) (Brackett) Saunders, first wife of Martin Saunders, was mother of RICHARD BRACKETT {1632, Boston}, of PETER BRACKETT {1639, Braintree} and of Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb, wife of FRANCIS NEWCOMB {1635, Boston}
Rachel died Sept 15,1651 at Braintee, MA.
Source: Anderson's Great migration Study project.

Find A Grave contributor treerpgmo adds
Rachel BRACKETT-SANDERS maiden name and origin is not known. The earliest definite record of her is that of the baptism of her son Richard BRACKETT by her first husband Peter BRACKETT on 16d 9m 1610 at Saint Gregory's Church, Sudbury, Suffolkshire, England. She had three other children with Peter: Peter Jr. (no baptismal record), Rachel (bp. 1614), and Jonathan (bp. 1616). The inventory of her husband Peter BRACKETT's estate was taken 25d 8m 1616 in All Saints Par, Subury, Suffolkshire, England. Sometime between then and before 1619 she married second to Martin SANDERS and they had seven children baptised in All Saints Parish from 1619-1632. Their last child, son Daniel SANDERS was buried there 1d 8m 1634 and soon after Martin & Rachel SANDERS emigrated to Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts where both of them died. Through both her BRACKETT and SANDERS descendants, Rachel can be considered a "Grandmother" of Braintree as by 1800 a large portion of Braintree citizens were descended from her. 
Family links: 
  Peter Brackett (1585 - 1616)*
  Martin Saunders (1595 - 1658)*
  Peter Brackett (1608 - 1688)*
  Richard Brackett (1610 - 1690)*
  Rachel Brackett Newcomb (1614 - 1684)*
  Martin Saunders (1621 - 1622)*
  Leah Saunders Parmenter (1623 - 1707)*
  Judith Saunders (1625 - 1651)*
  Daniel Saunders (1632 - 1634)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: May 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37232942
Rachel Saunders
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To My 12th Great Grandmother, May You Forever Rest in Peace
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