Sarah LEONARD and Rev. Eliab BYRAM were married on 23 October 1749 in First Presbyterian Church, Mendham, Morris Co., NJ.437 Rev. Eliab BYRAM438, son of Ebenezer BYRAM and Abigail ALDEN, was born on 4 December 1718 in East Bridgewater, MA.439 He died on 16 March 1754 at the age of 35 in Amwell twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.439 He died on 4 April 1754 at the age of 35 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA. He was from Mendham, NJ. They settled in Hopewell, NJ.
From "The Life of Eliab Byram:" "Rev. Eliab Byram was sent from the East Bridgewater Parish to Harvard and was graduated with the Class of 1740, having studied Diviinity, and was admitted to the Gospel Ministry. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church of New York and early gave promise of an able and fervent Preacher; he commenced his ministry in North Middlebury, MA. He made a journey to the Middle States in 1743 and settled in Mendham, NJ where he lived most of the time for about 8 years. About the time Eliab graduated from Harvard University, the noted evangelist, George Whitfield, came from Boston and its vicinity and held revival services. Eliab had heard Whitfield preach and was deeply impressed and interested by spirituality of his discourses and made an effort to get the Church at Bridgewater to invite Whitfield to preach for them. Eliab was stopped by the Rev. Angier, who with his mother utterly discountenanced Mr. Whitfield. Ebenezer Byram opened his barn for the desired meetings. This was called the "New Light" movement by the opposition, and there was much opposition and and feeling engendered. This is claimed to have been the reason that led Ebenezer Byram, Sr., and most, if not all, of his children and their families and with relations by marriage and others to emigrate to New Jersey in ca. June 1744."
Sarah LEONARD and Rev. Eliab BYRAM had the following children:
Sarah LEONARD and Thomas DEAN were married on 16 May 1756 in Raynham, Bristol Co., MA. Thomas DEAN, son of Seth DEAN and Mary WILLIAMS, was born on 8 August 1733 in Raynham, Bristol Co., MA. He died on 2 May 1811 at the age of 77 in Raynham, Bristol Co., MA. They had six children: Seth, Molly, Eliab, Jonathan, Mary, and Thomas.
Did he also marry a Sarah Byram, or was Sarah Leonard previously married to Eliab Byram?
Sarah LEONARD and Thomas DEAN had the following children: