The Joshua Dodge Sargent Family, C 1899

Standing left to right:
Hannah, James and Jessie.
Seated left to right:
Mary Elizabeth, mother Mary,
father Joshua, and Robert.
Seated in the front
to the right is Jay.

The purpose of this site is to share Sargent family history through pictures, journals and letters starting with the family of Joshua and Mary Sargent of Alton, Maine and moving backward in time through prior generations.The descendants of Joshua and Mary Sargent are flung far and wide, and this is an easy way to share family history.

Mary Butman Sargent and Joshua Dodge Sargent


The Sargents of Alton, Maine

The Joshua Dodge Sargent Family, C 1899

Standing left to right:
Hannah, James and Jessie.
Seated left to right:
Mary Elizabeth, mother Mary,
father Joshua, and Robert.
Seated in the front to the right is Jay.


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Mary Butman Sargent faithfully kept a journal for close to a decade. My father, my aunt and myself have been involved in transcribing her "Line a Day" journal so that her grandchildren to great-great-great grandchildren can have a sense of what life was like for the Sargent family in Alton, Maine in the early 1900's.

Mary Butman Sargent is pictured above with her children and her husband, Joshua Sargent. Much of her journal reports the activities of her sons in their business, and her daughters in their work. It is clear from her journal that Mary's family were very hard workers.


Sargent Bros. Sawmill, circa 1911
Young Herbert Sargent is seated on the
bundle of spool bars in the foreground

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