Friday, April 3, 2015

Sarah Osgood

Thomas S. Lunt did a good job with his book. There are various other works that extend what we know about the descendants of Henry and Ann Lunt (example web site).

While looking at a site today, I saw that Sarah Osgood had married Joesph Lunt. On looking at T.S.'s book, I see that Joseph is #66. He is the son of Joseph Lunt (#15) and Martha Noyes. Martha was a descendant of Rev. William Noyes through his son, Rev. Nicholas Noyes.

Now, Sarah is interesting. She is the offspring of families that were troubled by the Witch Trials of 1692: Osgood, Dane, Clements. Her grandmother was Mary (Clements) Osgood who was accused. She is descendant of Rev. Francis Dane who was a vocal critic of the whole affair (Imagine a meeting).

T.S. mentions nothing further about Joseph and Sarah. But, on a closer look (Mass Vital Records), we see that they had a daughter, Sarah, born in 1741.

The next step is to see what became of this Sarah Lunt. Those families experienced a lot of tragedy. We seem to romanticize the experiences of the witch trials, but those who suffered did so in a dire mode (to wit, the Wilson family and a medical affliction on a whole generation).

Remarks: 04/03/2015

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