|Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches|
|Sarah (Sally) Winter of Connecticut and Vermont|
Sarah (Sally) Winter, a daughter of Joseph Winter and Azubah Barton Winter, was born about 1774. The genealogy by Lucius E. Weaver provides July 23, 1774, as Sarah's date of birth, but the work doesn't cite a source for that date or give the birth location. [Lucius E. Weaver, History and Genealogy of a Branch of the Weaver Family (Rochester, N. Y.: The Du Bois Press, 1928; facsimile reprint, Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company), 255.] I believe that Sarah was born in Connecticut, probably in or around Union, the location of her baptism. Records for Union Congregational Church provide evidence that Sarah was baptized on December 28, 1777. [Connecticut Church Records, Abstracts of Vital Records and Membership Records as found in Union Congregational Church, 1759-1819 (Connecticut State Library, 1966), 17, citing Union Congregational Church Records, 1:47.] Deeds for Union show that Joseph Winter began to purchase land there about 1775. [Union Deeds.]
In the early 1780s, Joseph and Azubah lived in Dudley, Massachusetts, the location of the couple's marriage on October 06, 1773. Three children were born in Dudley. [Vital Records of Dudley, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Mass.: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 126-27, 241.] The family then migrated to Stafford, Connecticut.
Sarah married John Weaver ("Jr.") on November 20, 1794, in Willington. [Willington Vital Records, C:9.] Around the early 1800s, Sarah and John moved to the Middlebury area of Addison County, Vermont, and settled in New Haven. John's name appears on the 1810 United States Federal Census for New Haven and the 1820 United States Federal Census for Middlebury. There is evidence that Sarah was an original member of a Methodist society in Middlebury. According to a town history, Methodist records show that a Sarah Weaver was in "Full Connection" in 1809. [Samuel Swift, History of the Town of Middlebury in the County of Addison, Vermont (Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1971; first edition, Middlebury, Vt.: A. H. Copeland, 1859), 428.] Sarah died on December 23, 1825, in Middlebury. She was buried in River Cemetery, New Haven. [State of Vermont, General Index to Vital Records, as filmed by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont.]
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