52 Ancestors – Week 406: #629 Sarah (Collins) Richards (1678-1757) of Lynn, Massachusetts

Sarah Collins (1678-1757)  is #629 on my Ahnentafel  Listing, my seventh great-grandmother, who marrie#628 Crispus Richards (1681-1763)   in 1702 in Lynn, Essex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by:

* their son #314 Joseph Richards (1703-1748) who married #315 1726 Mary Bouden (1705-1755).
* their daughter #157 Mary Richards (1733-????). who didn’t marry #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  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)

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


*  Title:                           Sarah Collins[1–4]
*  Alternate Title:           Sarah Richards[5–6]
*  Intercourse:                              Feminine
*  Father:                         Joseph Collins 1643-1724
*  Mom:                       Sarah Silsbee 1646-1682

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

*  Start:                           10 August 1678, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3]
*  Distribution:                2 November 1724 (age 46), father’s will proved, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Loss of life:                          23 June 1757 (age 78), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[6–7]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                      Crispus Richards (1681-1763)
*  Marriage:                      21 December 1702 (age 24), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2,4,8]

*  Little one 1:                        Joseph Richards 1703-1748
*  Little one 2:                        Esther Richards 1705-1805
*  Little one 3:                        John Richards 1707-1758
*  Little one 4:                        Sarah Richards 1709-    
*  Little one 5:                        Hannah Richards 1711-1740
*  Little one 6:                        Mary Richards 1713-1758
*  Little one 7:                        Deborah Richards 1715-1756                        
   
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  


A well-sourced account of the Henry Collins household of Lynn, Massachusetts by Caroline Martino and Marcia Lindberg was printed in The Essex Genealogist periodical in 1990[1].
Sarah Collins was born 10 August 1678 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Silsbee) Collins[1,3].
Some genealogies say she is the widow of Joseph Elliot of Boston, and had 4 youngsters by him earlier than he died in 1702.  If this had been so, the wedding report with Crispus Richards ought to have referred to as her “Sarah Elliot.”
She married at age 24 to Crispus Richards (1681-1763) on 21 December 1702 in Lynn[2,4.8]. He was the son of John and Mary (Brewer) Richards. 
Crispus and Sarah (Collins) Richards had seven youngsters, all born in Lynn however the births weren’t recorded within the city report books[1-2]:
*  Joseph Richards (1703-1748), married 1726 Mary Bouden (1705-1755).
*  Esther Richards (1705-1805), married 1723 Aaron Estey (1699-1783).
*  John Richards (1707-1758), married (1) 1733 Lydia Phillips (1714-1753); (2) 1756 Katherine Burchstead (1732-????).
*  Sarah Richards (1709-????), married 1734 Henry Ingalls (1701-1796).
*  Hannah Richards (1711-1740), married 1738 John Stocker (1713-1810).
*  Mary Richards (1713-1758)
*  Deborah Richards (1715-1756), married 1739 William Briggs (1715-1769).
The desire of Sarah’s father, Joseph Collins, was written on 16 Could 1724 and proved in Essex County Probate Courtroom on 2 November 1724[1,5].  In his will, he bequeathed to his daughter Sarah:

“It. I give to my Daughter Ann Ingols Twelve Kilos, I give to my Daughter Dorothy Grey Six Kilos and unto my Daughter Sarah Richards Six Kilos.”

In 1727, Crispus and Sarah Richards had been one of many heirs that filed an affidavit stating that “,,,their legacies from the property of their honoured father, Joseph Collins, housewright of Lynn, had been acquired to their full satisfaction.’[1,5]  
Sarah Richards died “outdated” at age 75 on 23 June 1757 in Lynn, Massachusetts[1,7].  There isn’t a identified burial report, and there’s no identified probate report in Essex County data.  
5.  SOURCES

1. Caroline Martino and Marcia Lindberg, “Henry Collins of Lynn and his Descendants” The Essex Genealogist, beginning Vol. 10, #3-4 (1990), Vol 11, #1-3 (1991), Vol 12 #4 (1992). (Lynn, Mass.: The Essex Society of Genealogists, 1990-1992), Quantity 10, quantity 4 (November 1990), web page 204, Sarah Collins start entry, 10 August 1678.

2. Winifred Lovering Holman, “Edward Richards of Lynn”, The Essex Genealogist, Quantity 13, #1 (February 1993), pages 29-33, Crispus Richards sketch.

3. Very important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Births, web page 118, Sarah Collins entry, 1 Aug 1678.

4. Very important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849, Marriages, web page 326, Crispas Richards and Sarah Collins entry, 21 December 1702.

5. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Information and Indexes 1638-1916, Household Historical past Library (Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah), on 280 FHL microfilm reels, Quantity 315, pages 143-4, Joseph Collins of Lynn, accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,875,129.

6. Very important Information of Lynn, Massachusetts to the top of the 12 months 1849, Deaths, web page 580, Sarah Richards entry, “outdated,” 23 June 1757 .

7. Caroline Martino and Marcia Lindberg, “Henry Collins of Lynn and his Descendants,” The Essex Genealogist, beginning Vol. 10, #3-4 (1990), Vol 11, #1-3 (1991), Vol 12 #4 (1992)., Quantity 10, quantity 4 (November 1990), web page 204, Sarah Collins dying entry, 23 June 1678.

8. Caroline Martino and Marcia Lindberg, “Henry Collins of Lynn and his Descendants,” The Essex Genealogist, beginning Vol. 10, #3-4 (1990), Vol 11, #1-3 (1991), Vol 12 #4 (1992)., Quantity 10, quantity 4 (November 1990), web page 204, Sarah Collins marriage entry, 21 December 1702.

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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 checklist 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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