Sarah Nickerson1

F, b. circa 1644, d. after 1699
FatherWilliam Nickerson II b. 1604, d. bt 30 Aug 1689 - 8 Sep 1690
MotherAnne Busby b. b 2 Feb 1607/8, d. a 18 May 1686
     Sarah was born circa 1644 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Sarah married Nathaniel Covell II circa 1662 in Yarmouth.2 That Sarah was an able administrator must be assumed from the fact that she engaged in several land transactions. She sold parcels of her own property, and her father arranged that, at his death, the management of his entire domain should fall to her; and, as agreed, in 1687 she conveyed one half of all the real estate, excepting her father's home farm, to her brother, William. In 1699 she had retained one third of her share of the properties and divided them among her four sons. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Monomoit, to the land given to Sarah by her father. Sarah's husband, Nathaniel, died before July 1682 there in Monomoit, leaving her a widow.3 Sarah departed this life after 1699 there in Monomoit. It was in 1699 that she distributed her lands among her four sons.


Nathaniel Covell II b. c 1644, d. b Jul 1682


  1. [S290] Nickerson Family Association, The Nickerson Family, page.
  2. [S2083] New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  3. [S2133] William C. Smith, A History of Chatham Massachusetts Formerly the Constablewick or Village of Monomoit, page 89 - The settlements were required to name a man to train others in arms and to proprtion ammunition. That man was to appear in court in July of 1682. Nathaniel was no longer living at that time.