Samuel, b. in Chelmsford about 1652-3; m. Mary ___, who d. 28 March, 1718, in Canterbury, Conn.
He was a millwright; removed to Charlestown, Mass., and thence to Canterbury, Conn., where he was a prominent citizen and d. 26 Nov., 1727. He sold his property in Charlestown to Joseph Randall, in 1697, according to Bond; the deed was acknowledged at Plainfield, Conn., in 1714-5. He was one of the first board of selectmen in Canterbury, chosen May 31, 1699. Both he and his son Samuel, Jr., received each one and one-half shares of land as original first settlers in the division of April, 1723. He is said to have had twelve children, five of whom died young. His will, made and signed with his mark, Aug. 7, 1727, probated at Plainfield, Dec. 4, 1727, and or record at Willimantic, speaks of his sons as three in number, and four daughters but names only Henry and Thomas, Abigail and Margaret, the portions of Abigail and Margaret to remain in the hands of the executor.
DEATH: WILL dated August 7, 1727 in Canterbury. Mentions sons Henry, Thomas and Joseph; daughters Abigail, Margaret, 2 unnamed daughters.