Re: Benjamin Sawyer, CANAAN, NH
Thanks for the reply, Rodney.I have Eleanor's book Sawyer Families II, and in that edition it doesnot mention this Benjamin in Canaan, NH. It DOES list a Canaan, CT connection, but nothing in New Hampshire (which is consistent with what I know of THIS Benjamin's history)
I have just come across a document (contemporary to Benjamin's life span) that clearly states that the Benjamin in Canaan, NH to be a different Benjamin - in fact my ancestor.All of the records that I have found so far corroborate this document, so I am trying to collect whatever data I can on this Benjamin to clarify exactly WHICH Benjamin lived in Canaan, Grafton Co. NH in this time period.
I have checked Eleanor's sources and nowhere do I find anything in the Canaan records that identifies WHICH Benjamin Sawyer was there.I have found him in inventory records for 1782 and 1786, as well as in town records for 1786 and in a petition dated 1785. As well, I have found family members of MY Benjamin located in Canaan, so I'm pretty sure that Eleanor's attribution of the records must be in error.
I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Thanks.