Arad Sawyer 6 (Luther 5, Manasseh 4, Jonathan 3, Caleb 2, Thomas 1), born Harvard, MA., July 15, 1808 son of Luther and Achsah (Burnham) Sawyer, married Harvard, MA. November 1, 1831, Lucy Page Farwell 7 (John6, Isaac 5, Daniel 4, Joseph 3, Ensign Joseph 2, Henry 1), born May 18, 1804, Harvard, MA., daughter of John Jr. and Arathusa (Whitney) Farwell.
Arad Sawyer died May 24, 1878 Harvard, MA.
Lucy Page (Farwell) Sawyer died December 20, 1879 Harvard, MA.
Both are buried in the Harvard Center Cemetery Section D lot 219
Children of Arad and Lucy (Farwell) Sawyer were:
1.Arathusa Farwell Sawyer born May 16, 1832 died April 7, 1900 buried Harvard Center Cemetery Section B lot 128
2.George Luther Sawyer born May 15, 1839 died December 29, 1896 buried Harvard Center Cemetery Section C lot 164
3.Lucy Emeline Sawyer born May 12, 1841 died July 12, 1907 buried Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA. Section C lot 11
4.Sarah Stetson Sawyer born November 18, 1845 died April 2, 1897 buried Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA. Section C lot 30
5.Alfred Augustus Sawyer born September 12, 1849 died August 12, 1906 buried Harvard Center Cemetery Section D lot 219
All of the above children were born and died in Harvard, MA.
Marriage of the children of Arad and Lucy (Farwell) Sawyer:
Arathusa Farwell Sawyer, 19, b. Harvard, res. Harvard d. of Arad and Lucy Sawyer married January 6, 1852, Harvard, MA., James Humphrey Atherton, 25, farmer, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, s. of Ebon and Lucy (Houghton) Atherton
George Luther Sawyer, 22, carpenter, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, s. of Arad and Lucy Sawyer, married June 2, 1861, Harvard, MA., Sarah Marcia Sawyer Frost, 22, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, d. of Thomas Sprague and Lucy/Mercy (Sawyer) Frost
Lucy Emeline Sawyer, 18, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, d. of Arad and Lucy Sawyer married February 19, 1860, Harvard, MA., Charles Atherton Hersey, 40, miner, b. Boston, res. Quincy, CA., s. of Charles and Emila (Atherton) Hersey
Sarah Stetson Sawyer,25, b. Harvard d. of Arad and Lucy Sawyer married November 29, 1871, Harvard, MA., Charles Philemon Atherton, 34, carpenter, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, s. of Oliver and Adeline (Ames) Atherton
Alfred Augustus Sawyer, 24, b. Harvard, res. Harvard, carpenter, s. of Arad and Lucy Sawyer married November 20, 1873, Harvard, MA., Emma L. Houghton, d. Charles W. and Sally (Willard) Houghton
Children of the above:
James Humphrey Atherton and his wife Arethusa (Sawyer) Atherton had:
1. Fred Luther Atherton: born June 27, 1862. He married Cora Greenwood. Hedied September 27, 1952
2. Stella Farwell Atherton: born March 25, 1858Married Elisha D. Stone December 23, 1884She died 1913
George Luther Sawyer and his wife Marcia S. (Frost) Sawyer had:
1. Elmer J. Sawyer: born January 1862Died May 20, 1869
2. Alice Frost Sawyer: born July 4, 1871Married Albert Hill Bigelow October 24, 1894She died 1956
3. Lucy Farwell Sawyer: born August 8, 1873 Died December 16, 1956
Charles Atherton Hersey and his wife Lucy Emeline (Sawyer) Hersey had:
1. Jennie Atherton Hersey 1862-April 1939
2. Emila Estelle Hersey 1865-June 21, 1950
Charles Philemon Atherton and his wife Sarah Stetson (Sawyer) Atherton had:
1. Percy Arad Atherton born June 24, 1877Married Louise Newhall Valpey June 4, 1910He died March 22, 1940
Alfred Augustus Sawyer and his wife Emma (Houghton) Sawyer had:
1. Guy Farwell Sawyer born October 28, 1874Died January 26, 1885
From “MEMOIRS OF OLD HARVARD DAYS” by F.S.SAVAGE (1924)
“Arad Sawyer’s old farm was where Frank Jones lives now [90 East Bare Hill Road, Harvard, MA.] and Mr. Sawyer was a stirring man. As I remember, he had five children. George Luther was one of old Harvard’s noted carpenters, learning the trade from his uncle Jabez, who was a master workman. The first barn he ever built was on his father’s farm, and is a fine barn now. Alfred, the other son, was also a carpenter, and with his brother George served the town many years in different offices. Emeline married Charles Hersey, their early life being spent in California. Upon returning East Mr. Hersey served the town many years as postmaster. Mrs. Hersey and her two daughters graced the social life of the town for many years. Jennie, the oldest daughter, married P.O. Dickson. Estelle, after her father’s death, was postmistress for a long time, also took a very active part in church and the social life. Sarah married Charles Atherton, who for many years was a resident of the town, and in the grocery business. He was also in the war of 1861 and in later years was connected with the Hildreth brothers in their shop until his death. Mr. Atherton was always considered a good businessman, and his advice was often asked by townspeople, and he held various places of trust. Arethusa married Humphrey Atherton, a noted farmer in town. They had two children-Fred, the son, after his school days, entered business in Clinton; Stella, the only daughter, married Elisha Stone, who has always lived in Ayer, being one of the oldest in business there.”
Further information on Jennie Atherton Hersey:
Jennie Atherton Hersey, 24, res. Harvard, b. Quincy, CA., d. of Charles A. and Lucy E. (Sawyer) Hersey married October 20, 1886 Harvard, MA., Philip Owen Dickson, 28, merchant, res. Harvard, b. Harvard, s. of Walter E. and Catherine (Houghton) Dickson
Jennie (Hersey) Dickson died 1939 buried Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA. Sec. C lot 2
Children of Jennie (Hersey) and Philip Owen Dickson:
1. Betsey Wetherbee Dickson born August 10, 1887, Harvard, MA.,died October 15, 1903 buried Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA. Section C lot 2 and 3.
2. Henry Hersey Dickson born July 26, 1889, Harvard, MA., died December 12, 1935 buried Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, MA. Section C lot 2 and 3
3. Ruth Emeline Dickson born February 21, 1893, Harvard, MA., died December 31, 1900 buried Bellevue Cemetery Harvard, MA. Section C. lot 2 and 3
Notes: The Harvard Historical Society, P.O. Box 542, Harvard, MA. 01451 has photos of some of the above individuals, also obits, including a very interestng obituary, written by Emila Estelle Hersey, when her mother Lucy Emeline (Sawyer) Hersey died in 1907. You can also contact me at my e-mail address.