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Nathan Millet & Sarah Babson, Gloucester, MA, 1700s

Nathan Millet and Sarah Babson were both members of families who had lived in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts for a half century or more before either was born.

Nathan Millet was born 11 January 1683, the son of Nathaniel Millet and Ann Lester. Sarah Babson was born 12 January 1688/89, the daughter of Richard Babson and Mary Dolliver.

This couple married on 3 February 1708/09 and raised their family in Gloucester.

Nathan, however, drowned at Manchester Neck (today the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea), Essex County, Massachusetts just a few days short of his 40th birthday, leaving a widow and six children behind.

Sarah married (2) James Davis, 31 December 1733, also in Gloucester. No death date has been found for Sarah. She apparently had no children with James Davis.


1. Sarah, born 11 August 1709, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 3 February 1750; married (1) David Glover, 5 November 1731, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (2) Richard Prince, 3 February 1750, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

2. Mary, born 28 February 1711, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; died 9 December 1771, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; married Abel Davis, 22 November 1733, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts

3. Jonathan, born 9 February 1713, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; married Mary Henfield, 15 May 1734, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

4. Daniel, born 30 May 1715, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; no further record

5. Anna, born 25 March 1718, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; died 17 October 181, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; married Hubbard Haskell, 12 November 1740, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts

6. Hannah, born 6 April 1722, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1764 [no month/day recorded], Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; married (1) Daniel Emmons, 30 November 1743, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts (2) Josiah Cooke, 8 January 1753, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts

7. Nathan, born 12 May 1724, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; apparently died before 4 November 7145, when his probate administration (#18472) mentioned money paid to a teacher for Nathan’s education before he left for “Cape Britain” [Cape Breton?}. It is assumed he died, unmarried, either in Canada or at sea.

My line of descent:

Nathan Millet & Sarah Babson
Hubbard Haskell & Anna Millet
Nathan Haskell & Judith Witham
William Tarbox & Judith Haskell
George Rogers Tarbox & Mary Elizabeth Scripture
Calvin Segee Adams & Nellie F. Tarbox
Charles Edwin Adams & Annie Maude Stuart
Vernon Tarbox Adams & Hazel Ethel Coleman
George Michael Sabo & Doris Priscilla Adams

Just a side note, but with my 2X great grandparents, Calvin Adams and Nellie Tarbox, my Patriot ancestral lines join one of my Loyalist lines. Calvin and Nellie married in 1875. I guess enough time had passed where opposite loyalties were no longer an issue.