(Abt 1650-After 1694)


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1. WITTER, Josiah

2. BUTTON, Peter


  • Born: Abt 1650
  • Marriage (1): WITTER, Josiah about 1676 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut 1
  • Marriage (2): BUTTON, Peter about 1687 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut 2
  • Died: After 1694, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut


Sarah married Josiah WITTER, son of William WITTER and Hannah CHURCHMAN, about 1676 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.1 (Josiah WITTER was born in 1638 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts 3 and died in 1690 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.)


Sarah next married Peter BUTTON about 1687 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.2 (Peter BUTTON was born on 17 Jul 1660 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and died about 1727 in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island.)



1 Witter, Harold John, The Descendants of William Witter and Hannah Churchman of Lynn, Massachusetts (1991. Gateway Press, Inc: Baltimore.), p. 6. Surety: 4. JOSIAH married [2] SARAH CRANDALL, daughter of Elder John CRANDALL and his first wife. Her father was one of the original purchasers of the land comprising Westerly, Rhode Island from which Hopkinton was later formed. He was the first Baptist Elder at Westerly and he was one of the religious leaders from the Newport Church that made the trip to Swampscott in 1651 to hold a religious meeting at the home of WILLIAM WITTER for which he was imprisoned and fined.

2 Ibid, p. 7. Surety: 4. The son JOHN WITTER, also by receipt, relinquished all right, title and claim against his mother, Mrs. SARAH CRANDALL BUTTON, and her husband, PETER BUTTON, after the death of his father. SARAH married (2) about 1687 to PETER BUTTON b. Haverhill, Massachusetts July 17, 1660 d. Westerly, Rhode Island 1726-7 and they had four children born in Stonington: Peter b. January 1, 1688; Mary b. October 6, 1689; Matthias b. January 16, 1692; and Eliphal b. December 16, 1694.

3 Vital Records of Lynn. Surety: 4. Name: Josiah Witter
Birth Place: Lynn
Father's First Name: William
Mother's First Name: Annis.
Gender: Female
Source: Vital Records of Lynn

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