John SAYLES

Male Abt 1627 - 1681  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name John SAYLES  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1627  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1681  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Descendants of Roger Williams" Book III:

      Mary married in 1650 John Sayles, born probably at Charlestown, Massachusetts ay Colony 1630; died in 1681 probably at Middletown third child and first son of John and Phillipa (Soale) Sayles.
      In 1675, John and Mary (Williams) Sayles took refuge during King Philip's War at the farm of Peter Easton in Middletown, and there they are believed to have lived until their deaths in 1681. They are buried at Easton Cemetery Historic Cemetery No. 14, Town of Middletown, at the same gravesite as their son-in-law, William Greene. Their hraves are marked by three flat slate stones which were set on a base by Newport Hospital Corporation in the late 1800's. the stones o JohnSayles and William Greene are original. They were restored in 1995 when Mary's stone had to be replaced, since it had been missing for some time. The restoration was accomplished b the Roger Williams Family Association. the Cemetery is cared for by the Newport Hospital Corporation.
      John Sayles was made Freeman 27 January 1651, participated in civic affairs and held many offices at Providence curing the early days of the Colony: Governor's Assistant 1653-1659, Town Commissioner 1655-1659, Providence Town Clerk 1655-1657, and Town Treasurer 1659-1660. He also was surveyor for the bounds of the Colony and for lot boundaries.
      On 27 January 1651, John bought a house and lot from John Throckmorton on Towne Street (now North Main Street). On 12 May 1652, he bought land from Ralph Earle near West River. These purchases, in addition to land left to him by his father and given to him by his father-in-law, Roger Williams, undoubtedly made him one of the largest property owners in the vicinity of Prvidence.
    Person ID I48406  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2016 

    Family Mary WILLIAMS,   b. Aug 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1684  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 1650  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Mary SAYLES,   b. 11 Jul 1652, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +2. John SAYLES,   b. 17 Aug 1654, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1727, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Deborah SAYLES,   b. Abt 1656, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1700, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Isabel SAYLES,   b. 1657/8, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1735  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     5. Phebe SAYLES,   b. 1658, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1744, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     6. Eleanor SAYLES,   b. 1664, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1713/4, Warwick, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     7. Catherine SAYLES,   b. 1671, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1751  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F21595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00047] "Descendants of Roger Williams" Book 1 - Waterman and Winsor Line Through His Daughter Mercy Williams, Dorothy Higson White & Kay Kirlin Moore, (Name: Name: Roger Williams Family Association;;).

    2. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    3. [S00048] "Descendants of Roger Williams" Book III, Sayles Line Through Mary Williams, Dorothy Higson White, (Name: Name: Roger Williams Family Association;;).