I just came across your Sargent posts, and I do hope your email address is still valid.
I had struggled for a number of years to unravel my husband's Sargent ancestry. However, it was only a few days ago that I discovered that my husband's very great grandfather, Albert Sargent - was the son of Roswell Sargent and Phebe Allen (see biography, attached below). And, with this new information, I then came across the name of Digory Sargent.
I would love to learn more about this family, and would be very appreciative of any guidance you could offer.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Peace & blessings,
Cathy Porter-Maynard (in Minnesota)
My husband is the great grandson of William Sayles and Irenia Albina Sargent. We do have pictures of William and Irenia, if you would be interested.
HISTORY OF MEDINA COUNTY AND OHIO.
By William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle, Weston Arthur Goodspeed. Publisher: Baskin & Battey, 1881. (922 pages).
ALFRED SARGEANT, retired farmer; Post Office, Lodi [Medina County, Ohio]. Among the old residents of this township, who was born on British soil, is the above-named gentleman, whose birth occurred May 5, 1805, in the district of Montreal, in Shefford Co., Lower Canada. *His parents were Roswell and Phoebe (Allen) Sargeant, both of them born in Brattleboro, Vermont. To them were born nine children, Alfred, the third in order, and was reared to agricultural pursuits, afterward learning the carpenter's trade, which he worked at the greater portion of his life. March 3, 1830, he was married to Irene Brill, who was born April 23, 1807, at St. Armand, Lower Canada; daughter of William and Eunice (Chapman) Brill, who were born in Dutchess Co., New York, at Fishkill, in the year 1777, and Connecticut, respectively. Mr. Sargeant, like many others, in order to better his condition, emigrated West, and cast his lot with the rugged frontiersmen who had preceded him, he reaching this State upward of fifty years ago, and, since 1838, he has been a resident of this township. His first purchase was 50 acres, for which he paid $8 per acre; afterward added to it until he now has 110 acres, situated in the north part of the township. Has now retired from active business, his farm being carried on by his son. Mr. Sargeant has been a man of good information, having been considerable of a reader and close observer. Eight children have been born to him, five of the number living, who are Elnathan S. Sargeant; Freedom E. Sargeant, now Mrs. John N. Ward; Harry A. Sargeant, in Iowa; Alfred A. Sargeant, and Irene A. Sargeant, Mrs. William Sayles. Politically, he is on the side of Republicanism and its principles.