Person:Samuel Bissell (1)

Samuel Bissell
b.Est 1636
m. Est 1627
  1. Mary Bissell1627 - 1689
  2. Thomas BissellAbt 1628 - 1689
  3. John Bissell1630 - 1693
  4. Samuel BissellEst 1636 - 1700
  5. Joyce BissellEst 1638 -
  6. Nathaniel Bissell1640 - 1713/14
m. 11 Jun 1658
  1. John Bissell1659 - Bef 1684/85
  2. Abigail Bissell1661 - 1728
  3. Jacob Bissell1664 - 1694
  4. Mary Bissell1666 - Aft 1740
  5. Samuel Bissell1668 - 1697/98
  6. Benajah Bissell1671 - Bef 1697
  7. Joshua BissellEst 1674 - Aft 1712
  8. Elizabeth Bissell1677/78 -
  9. Deborah Bissell1679 - 1739
  10. Hannah Bissell1682 - 1717
  • HSamuel BissellEst 1636 - 1700
  • WMary Buell1642 - 1718
m. Aft 17 Aug 1688
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Samuel Bissell
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] Est 1636 Estimate based on date of birth of sibling.
Marriage 11 Jun 1658 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Abigail Holcombe
Marriage Aft 17 Aug 1688 After death of his first wife.
to Mary Buell
Will[5] 2 Aug 1697 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Will[5] 23 Apr 1698 Codicil.
Will[5] 25 Nov 1700 Codicil.
Death[2][3] 3 Dec 1700 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Estate Inventory[5] 9 Dec 1700 £495-03-07. Taken by John Moore, Sen., Matthew Allyn and Benajah Holcomb.
Probate[5] 16 Dec 1700 Will proved.

Father John is said to have immigrated to Plymouth in 1628, but there are no records of him there or anywhere prior to 1634 (he does not appear in Great Migration). Samuel may thus have been born in England. The family was in Windsor by about 1640. Samuel was admitted to the Windsor Church after 22 Apr 1672.[6]

Additional sons Josiah and Joseph sometimes listed but births are not found in Windsor records. If either named son had existed, he died prior to the making of their father's will 2 August 1697.

  1. 1.0 1.1 John Bissell, Sr.; Fam. 4. Samuel2 Bissell, in Stiles, Henry R. History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut (1892): including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks and Ellington, 1635-1891. (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1892)
    2:77, 78.

    "Fam. 4. Samuel2 (John1), m. Abigail (dau. Thos.) Holcomb, 11 June, 1658; 1661 he bought a lot W. side Broad st., where E. L. Clapp now resides; built and res. there. His father gave him 106 acres,─all of the B. property except that E. of the Great River and that which was sold to Job Drake. He avowed the Half-Way Covenant in W. Ch. 27 Nov., 1659.─O. C. R. He d. 17 May 1697/8 [This was the date of death of this man's son Samuel]; his wife d. 17 Aug., 1688."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Samuel Bissell, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Samuel (Bissell), Windsor, br. of the preced. prob. b. in Eng. m. 11 June 1658, Abigail, d. of Thomas Holcomb, had John, b. 5 Apr. 1659; Abigail, 6 July 1661; Jacob, 28 Mar. 1664; Mary, 15 Sept. 1666; Samuel, 11 Jan. 1669, d. at 29 yrs. leav. wid. Mary, and ch. unb. Mary; Benajah, 30 June 1671, wh. d. bef. his f. Joshua; Eliz. 4 Jan. 1678; Deborah, 29 Oct. 1679; and Hannah, 1682. His w. d. 17 Aug. 1688; and he took sec. w. Mary, and d. 3 Dec. 1700.

    [Additions and Corrections] [Savage 1:506] [Vol. 1] p. 187, l. 18 from bot. bef. 1682. ins. 18 Sept."

  3. Windsor Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records

    "Bissell, … Samuel, d. Dec. 3, 1700 [1:41]"

  4.   Samuel Bissell, in Find A Grave.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Bissell, Samuel, Sen., Windsor, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)

    "Probate Records. Vol. VII, 1700 to 1710. Page 8-9-10-11.

    Bissell, Samuel, Sen., Windsor. Died 3 December, 1700. Invt £495-03-07. Taken 9 December, 1700, by John Moore, Sen., Matthew Allyn and Benajah Holcomb. Will dated 2 August, 1697:

    I, Samuel Bissell, Sen., of Windsor, doe make this my last will and testament. I give to my son Samuel £140 besides that land which I have already given him, on which his house standeth, which is about 6 acres. Item. I give to my two daughters, Abigaile and Mary, which are already marryed, £20 to each beside what they have already had. Item. I give to my three younger daughters, Elizabeth, Deborah and Hannah, £75 apiece. All wch legacies my will is that it shall be and remain to my children above named, to them and their heirs forever. Item. I give to my son Joshua all that meadow land at Simsbury, wch belongs to me, wch I bought of Mr. Stone and Jonathan Gillett (17 acres), excepting two acres which my son Jacob did improve in his life, which sd. two acres I give to my grandson Jacob Bissell, son of Jacob Bissell decd., if he live to the age of 21 years. In case he do not survive to that age, my son Joshua shall have it. Also, two acres of upland on ye north side of the brooke known by the name of Bissell's Brooke, at Simsbury, I give to my son Joshua. I give to my grandson John Bissell, son of John Bissell decd., £5; and £2-10 to my granddaughter Abigaile Bissell. I give to my grandson Jacob Bissell my dwelling house at Simsbury. I give to my wife Mary 20 shillings in silver money, and for security of the payment of the £5 per annum which I engaged to pay her while she remained my widow, I make over 10 acres of my meadow land at the south end known as the Great Meadow. I nominate my son Samuel to be executor, and desire John Moore, Lt. John Higley, Matthew Allyn and Michael Taintor to be my overseers.


    Witness: John Moore, Sen., John Higley, Sen.

    The wise disposeing providence of God having made a breach in my family by bereaveing of the son of my hope, whom I had nominated executor, has given me occasion to add this my codicil: The estate that I had devised to my son Samuel (who is deceased) shall, after my decease, be equally divided amongst my five daughters. I appoint my sonn-in-law, James Enno, executor, and supervisors as above. 23 April, 1698.


    Witness: Daniel Clarke, Martha Clarke.

    A codicil, dated 25 November, 1700: The testator nominates his son-in-law John Pettebone, Jr., joint executor with James Enno; and to issue any differences that may arise in the division of the estate, he appoints his brother Benajah Holcomb and John Moore, Sen.

    Court Record, Page 4—16 December, 1700: James Enno, of Windsor, and John Pettebone exhibit the last will of their father-in-law, Samuel Bissell, of the same Windsor, deceased. Will proven by the witnesses."

  6. Jones, Edward Payson, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Bissell of Windsor, CT by 1640, Typewritten manuscript found at NEHGS, 1939.