Sarah Bassett (mtDNA)

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Status summary

As of November 25, 2020:

Paper Trail

Sarah Bassett was born in New Plimouth about 1628[1] the daughter of William Bassett and Elizabeth (Unknown). She died in Marshfield 22 Jan 1711/2. She married bef 6 Mar 1648/9 Peregrine White. They had seven children: Daniel, child (Joseph?), Jonathan, Peregrine, Sarah, Sylvanus and Mercy

Second Generation

Sarah White was born in Oct 1663 in Marshfield, and died 9 Aug 1755 in Scituate. She married Scituate in Jan 1689 to Thomas Young. They had nine children: George, John, Sarah, Thomas (d. young), Thomas, Joseph, Ebenezer, Joshua and Isaac

Mercy White was born Marshfield about 1670 and died Marshfield 12 Jun 1739. She married 3 Feb 1697 William Sherman (III) and they had six children including Thankful, Mary, Sarah (twin, never married), Abigail (twin, never married)

Summary of findings

  1. Not named in the May 1627 Cattle Division.

To do

  • Further research is needed to discover if there are still any direct matrilineal descendants of Sarah Bassett, wife of Peregrine White.

External links and references

  • Hodge, Harriet Woodbury, rev. by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations vol. 21: Billington General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2001
  • Kindy, David, Mayflower Quarterly 71(Jun 2005):157-60, '"The Billingtons: Fractious First Family"
  • Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Passenger References (from Contemporary Records and Scholarly Journals) Stewart Publishing Co., Canada, 2nd ed. 2015, pp. 77-89
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620 New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA 2020, pp. 31-34