Sarah Masterson1

#3374, (circa 1670 - 13 October 1703)
Father*Nathaniel Masterson2 (1628 - 1691/92)
Mother*Elizabeth Cogswell2 ( - 1691/92)


Capt. Arthur Bragdon III b. c 1670, d. 1743
Child 1.Abial Bragdon5 (c 1692 - )
She and Capt. Arthur Bragdon III lived at York, York Co., MaineG.3 
"Bragdon, Mrs. Sarah, Wife of Capt. Arthur Bragdon and daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Masterson. She was assigned to the custody of an Indian minister (Prince Waxaway). She was a captive in 1699 but returned not long after. Bragdon, Abial, She was the daughter of the abovenamed, and it is presumed was taken with her mother and was returned at the same time. "

"On October 13 following [1703], about sunset the Indians suddenly stole upon the house of Arthur Bragdon in Scotland, killed his wife (Sarah Masterson) and two of his children and carried his eldest daughter, Abiel, into captivity (Pike's Journal). She was still a captive in 1711 and her fate is unknown."4 
Birth*circa 1670She was born circa 1670.1 
circa 1692 As of circa 1692,her married name was Bragdon.1 
Marriage*circa 1692She married Capt. Arthur Bragdon III, son of Arthur Bragdon Jr and Lydia Twisden, circa 1692.1 
Death*13 October 1703She died on 13 October 1703 at York Co., MaineG.1 


  1. [S379] Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (database), excerpts online, Arthur Jr. BRAGDON :Scarborough, Me. HR 1728; selectman 1725; capt. 1723; M Sarah Masterson ( -1703) in c1692 and Mehitable Marston (c1670- ) in 1704, 11 ch; farmer, sawmill owner; will. First wife and two children died in an Indian raid. As his major business in the HR, he presented a petition asking for 100 acres of Maine land to pay for his exertions as an Indian fighter.
    Bio gives birth 1670, death 1743. Originally published by Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691–1780 A Biographical Dictionary.
  2. [S172] Charles Edward Banks, History of York, Maine: Successively known as Bristol (1632), Agamenticus (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652) (Boston: Calkins Press, 1931–1935).
  3. [S341] Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928–1939), p. 701. Susanna, the wid. of John Twisden, and her son Samuel "were subsisted by Arthur Bragdon in their old age."
  4. [S172] Charles Edward Banks, History of York Maine (Banks), Vol. I, p. 302, 315.
  5. [S172] Charles Edward Banks, History of York Maine (Banks), Vol. I, p. 302.