52 Ancestors – Week 392: #613 Susannah *Hagar) Grout (1653-1731) of Watertown, Massachusetts

Susanna Hagar (1653-1731) is #613 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandmother, who married #612 Joseph Grout (1649-1720)  in 1681 in Watertown, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by means of:

* their son #306 Joseph Grout (1683-1758) married Mary Harrington (1693-1774) in 1717.
* their daughter #153 Mehitable Grout (1726-1795) married #152 Moses Brigham (1723-1769) in 1749.
* their son, #76 Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) married #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) in 1779.
* their son #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834) married #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Identify:                      Susannah Hagar[1-3]

*  Alternate Identify:      Susannah Hager[6]
*  Alternate Identify:      Susannah Grout[4–6]

*  Intercourse:                         Feminine

*  Father:                    William Hagar (1620-1684)
*  Mom:                   Mary Bemis (1624-1695)

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Delivery:                      about 1653, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]
*  Distribution:          1 April 1684 (about age 31), father’s will proved; Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Distribution:          4 November 1720 (about age 67), husband’s will proved; Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Loss of life:                   8 Could 1731 (about age 78), Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:             Joseph Grout (1649-1720)
*  Marriage 1:          about 1681 (about age 27), Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-3,6]

*  Little one 1:                Susannah Grout (1681-1724)
*  Little one 2:                Joseph Grout (1682-1758)
*  Little one 3:                Mary Grout (1687-    )
*  Little one 4:                Mehitabel Grout (1689-    )
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

Susanna Hagar was born in about 1653 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of William and Mary (Bemis) Hagar of Watertown[1-3].

Susanna married Joseph Grout (1649-1720) in about 1681 in Watertown, Massachusetts at age 27[1-3,6]. He was the son of John and Sarah (Busby) Grout of Sudbury. That they had 4 kids, all born and recorded in Watertown city information:

* Susannah Grout (1681- after 1724), married 1710 Zachariah Smith (1687-1724).
* Joseph Grout (1683-1758), married 1717 Mary Harrington (1693-1774).
* Mary Grout (1687-????).
* Mehitabel Grout (1689-????).

The Joseph Grout household resided in Watertown till Joseph’s loss of life.

The need of Susannah’s father, William Hagar (1620-1684) of Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay, was written 10 January 1683/4, and was proved 1 April 1684[4]. The need bequeaths to his daughter the next:

“I give unto my daughter Susannah Grout fifty shillings to be paid inside three years after my decease in nation pay.”

Joseph Grout died earlier than 4 November 1720 in Watertown when his will was proved in Middlesex County Probate Information. In her husband’s will written 1 September 1720, Susannah (Hagar) Grout was bequeathed[5]:

“I give & bequeath to my loving spouse Susanah Grout as her dower one one third a part of my Property each Actual & private to be posesed by her based on the course of the legislation for settling Intestat Estas. or snug maintenanc out of my property dureing the time period of her Remaining my widow, which she shall see trigger to simply accept of.”

Many on-line household timber and web sites declare that Susannah (Hagar) Grout died on 8 Could 1731 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and a few declare she was buried in Waltham, Massachusetts. There aren’t any extant information for her loss of life or burial date and placement..


1. Henry Bond, M.D., Household Memorials: Genealogies of the Households and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts (Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown & Co., 1860), web page 264, William Hagar household sketch.

2. Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, The Bemis Historical past and Family tree, Being an Account in Larger A part of the Descendants of joseph Bemis of Watertown, Mass. (San Francisco, Calif. : The Stanley-Taylor Co., 1900), pages 1-3, Mary (Bemis) Hagar household sketch.

3. Alicia Crane Williams (editor), Early New England Households Examine Venture, Quantity 1 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2020), John Grout household sketch (8 pages).

4. “Probate Information 1648-1924 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts),” Household Historical past Library (Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah), on 886 FHL US/CAN Microfilms, Quantity 6, pages 126-128, William Hagar property papers; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,521,762.

5. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, Probate Packet #9,960 (3 pictures) Joseph Grout of Watertown, 1720; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org: accessed 30 Could 2020); Authentic information in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Courtroom Information, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

6. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital pictures, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, web page 328, Joseph Grout and Susanna Hager entry, 1681.


NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow advised a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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