Family of Mary Angier (6244) & Dea. Nathaniel Sparhawk
15405. Anna Sparhawk. Born in Jun 1623 in Dedham, Essex. Anna died ca 1717/8 in Cambridge, MA.
Anna, widow of Dea. John Cooper of Cambridge.
Anna first married Dea. John Cooper. Born ca 1618. John died on 21 Aug 1691 in Cambridge, MA.
Their children include:
In 1692 Anna second married Lieut. James Converse, son of Dea. Edward Converse (ca 1588/9-10 Aug 1663) & Sarah Parker (-14 Jan 1662). Born ca 1621 in Essex, England. James died on 10 May 1715 in Woburn, MA.27 Buried in First Burial Ground of Woburn.143 “Here lyes the body of Lt. James Convers, who departed this life, May the 10th, 1715, in the 95th year of his age”.
From the Converse Family:249 James “came to this country with his father in 1630, sat down first at Charlestown, and thence removed to Woburn, Mass., in 1641, where he died 10 may 1715, aged 95, surviving his son Major James Convers. He waas Sergeant 1658 to 1672, Ensign 1672 to 1688, and Lieutenant 1688 to 1715. As Lieutenant he served with the Woburn company in garrison there during King Philip’s War. He was one of the Selectmen of Woburn, a Commissioner of the Rate, and one of the leading members of the Woburn Church. He was Deputy to the General Court, 1679, 83, 84, 85, 86 and 89. Sewall’s History of Woburn says of him—‘Through a long life he was a very valuable and highly esteemed citizen; was repeatedly honored by the town with the principal offices it had to confer, and ... in his will, dated Aug. 28, 1712, he bequeathed as follows:—”To my Reverend Pastor, Mr. John Fox, twenty shillings; and to the church of Christ in Woburn twenty shillings to purchase a large flagon withall.” The lasty twenty years of his life were spent in retirement. But he was not one who under any circumstances could live without care or concern for the good of others. As indicative of this, the following anecdote respecting him seems worth preserving. As Hon. Judge Sewall was once journeying homeward from Newbury to Boston he took the road through Andover and Woburn, then adjoining towns. His passage through Woburn he notices in his diary thus:—‘1702, August 12.—Right [Wright] conducts me to Wooburn through the Land of Nod [in which he was largely interested]. This is y^e first time I have seen it. Got late to Fowl’s at Wooburn. Sick there, which made me uneasy. Aug. 13. Visit Mr. Fox. View y^ Hop-Yards. Come home. Very hot. Met Mr. Converse, the Father, and discours’d him under a Shady Tree. Won’t give his Grandchildren till after his death, for fear of giving offence. Expressed his Grief that Gov^r Dudley put men in place that were not good.’”
Epitaph: “Here lyes the body/ of Lieut. James Conuers/ who departed this life/ May the 10th 1715/ in ye 95th year/ of his age/ ‘The memory of the just is blessed’”249
15406. Mary Sparhawk. Mary died on 12 Mar 1721 in Weymouth, MA.
bef 1657 Mary married Capt. William Symmes, son of Rev. Zechariah Symmes (5 Apr 1599-28 Jan 1671) & Sarah Baker (ca 1604-10 Jun 1672). Born ca 1626 in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. William died on 22 Sep 1691 in Charlestown, MA.14
15407. Nathaniel Sparhawk. Born ca 1621 in England. Nathaniel died in Jan 1687 in Cambridge, MA.
On 3 Nov 1649 Nathaniel married Patience Newman in Cambridge, MA. Patience died on 3 Feb 1695/6.
Patience, dau. of Rev. Samuel & Sybil (Featley) Newman.
Their children include:
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