This post is one in a series in the challenge of posting about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks by Amy Johnson Crow
Sarah Maverick, my 7th great grandmother, was born on February 20, 1640/41 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Her parents were Elias and Anne (Harris) Maverick. Both Elias (in Devon) and Anne (in Gloucestershire) were born in England and came over to New England about 1630. Elias and Anne were married about 1633 in Charlestown/Fallmouth, Massachusetts and Sarah was born as the fourth of eleven (probably) children. So far I have been able to account for the birth of only John (1635), Abigail (1637), Elizabeth (1639), Sarah (1640), Elias (1643) and Ruth.
Sarah married Samuel Walton, son of the Reverend William Walton of Marblehead, in 1663 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. They lived in Marblehead for many years and Samuel was granted a lot on January 17, 1663. Sarah had seven children, all born in Marblehead. They were Sarah (1665), Martha (1667), Samuel (1672, he’s my 6th great grandfather), Elizabeth (1675), William (1676), Mary (1684 ?) and John (1685 ?). The last two dates may actually be baptism dates. About 1690 Sarah and Samuel moved to Reading and sold the original lot to the widow Rebecca Norman and land he had inherited from his father to Ambrose Gale.
Sara’s father Elias died in 1684 and soon after her mother Anne and and sister Ruth (Maverick) Smith came to live with her and Samuel. Anne died in 1697. At least two of Sarah’s children, Samuel and John, lived in Reading and possibly more so they were around family. After a long and productive life, Sarah died on June 10, 1714 at the age of 74. She was probably buried in Reading but her grave has not been located.
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