|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1823|
Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
Sylvester was the son of Jacob Sargent II and Emily Hitchcock of Fayston, Vermont. He, his brother, Austin, and that man's family ventured to the new frontier of Wisconsin in about 1848 and selled there. Sylvester married Sarah Isabelle Graves from England on Feb 13 1849. They made their home in Metomen and raised their family (nine children) there. Sylvester was a farmer and made leather items.
This letter is written to Edith Parker from Elizabeth Matilda (Tillie) Sargent Sears. This is part of the letter:
"I have the Sargeant genealogy, a book which I got for my father many years ago. It happened to be the last copy published except one that was to be placed in a cornerstone of some church in Malden Mass.
It traces our first known history back to Hugh Sargeant (then spelled Sariant as the spelling has been spelled many ways as the years passed. Some of our relatives, years ago, dropped the "a" from the last syllable in the name).
Hugh Sargeant (Sariant) lived in Courtenhall, Co. of Northhampton, Eng. He was born about 1530.
William, grandson of Hugh is first spoken of in the Am. Ancestry. He came from Northhampton with his 3rd wife Sarah and two daughters of his first wife to Charleston, Mass in 1638.
My father is a direct descendant, was born in Fayston, Vermont, June 26, 1823.
"This book goes to Willis Sargeant, Byron's only son. My father had a brother, Austin Sargeant but he died many years ago. He had two sons and a grandson but they are gone so Willis is the only one to perpetuate the Sargeant name in our branch of the family and he is unmarried. A fine young man, got to know him while I was in Oreg.
Many people say they don't want to know just what might be up their family tree. In reading, I have never found anything but good, perhaps all is not recorded. I don't think my mother's genealogy was ever traced to Am. She was born Isabel, daughter of Charles & Mary Graves of Leeds, Eng. She was only two years of age when she came to Am. Lived her early life in N.Y. State... "
Information provided by K E Tuttle
Isabel Graves Sargeant (1828 - 1910)
Jacob Sargeant (1856 - 1903)*
Julia Miranda Sargent Tuttle (1857 - 1930)*
Elma A Sargeant Sears (1859 - 1906)*
Katie Sargeant (1862 - 1889)*
Elizabeth M Sears (1867 - 1954)*
Round Prairie Cemetery
Fond du Lac County
Created by: Kathie
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35871982
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