Ohio History Journal

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Winthrop Sargent IV. (Harvard A. M. 1771) b.

Gloucester, May 1, 1753; d. on a steamer near New Or-

leans, La., January 3, 1820; m. Rebecca, daughter of

Colonel Benjamin Tupper1 by whom he had a child

who died in infancy; m. second, Natchez, Missis-

sippi, October 24, 1798, Mary, widow of Daniel Wil-

liams and daughter of James McIntosh2 and Eunice

Hawley; b. Stratford, Connecticut, January 20, 1764;

d.  Philadelphia, January 9, 1844. After leaving

Cambridge, Mr. Sargent traveled in Europe until 1775

when he returned to Massachusetts, and on the 7th of

July joined the Revolutionary Army which under

Washington was engaged in preventing the escape from

Boston of the British Army under Sir William Howe.

On his joining the army, Sargent was offered the com-

mand of a company in one of the foot regiments, but

at first distrustful of his military ability, he preferred

* From Epes Sargent of Gloucester and His Descendants, pp. 55-60.

1 Colonel Benjamin Tupper, who had been an officer in the Conti-

nental Army, was one of the chief promoters in the settlement of Marietta,

Ohio, where he died. It is possible therefore that Winthrop Sargent's first

marriage took place in what is now the state of Ohio.

2 William McIntosh was born at Shone, near Inverness, Scotland, in

1740, saw much and important service under Wolfe upon the Plains of

Abraham, and was present at the siege of the Havana. He married at

Stratford, Connecticut, April 14, 1763, Eunice Hawley, the daughter of a

farmer, and at Stratford his three children were born. McIntosh died in

1783 on his plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. Mary McIntosh married

in 1786 David Williams, who was born at Bangor, Carnarvonshire, Wales,

and died at Pine Grove, his plantation near Natchez, in 1792, leaving four