Person:Samuel Kitcherell (1)

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Samuel Kitcherell
b.by abt 1614
d.bef 2 Jan 1650/51
  1. Samuel Kitcherell1614 - bef 1650/51
  • HSamuel Kitcherell1614 - bef 1650/51
  • WMartha Chapman1618 - 1662
m. by abt 1639
  1. Martha Kitcherell1639 - 1708
  2. Samuel Kitcherell1644 - 1651
  3. Hannah Kitcherell1645/46 - 1658
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Samuel Kitcherell
Gender Male
Birth? by abt 1614 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
Marriage by abt 1639 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Martha Chapman
Death[2] bef 2 Jan 1650/51 Before wife's second marriage.

Contents

Origins

Ancestry of Robert Abell (p. 43), believes Samuel Kitcherel was "probably son of Joseph Ketcherel, who on May 15, 1639 was given half acre of land at Winter Harbor, Salem, for fishing and was living at Charlestown in 1643." But this has not been confirmed.

"Shortly after the presumed death of Joseph Ketcherell at Charlestown in 1638, a man of the same name appears in Salem. On 15 April 1639, 'Joseph Kedgerer desires accommodation" at Salem [STR 1:86]. On 5 May 1639, 'Joseph Kitcherell' was admitted to Salem church (with the later annotation 'dead' [ScHR 8]. On 15 May 1639, the town of Salem 'granted to Joseph Kitcherill half an acre at Winter Harbor if he employ it in fishing' [STR 1:88]. No further record of this man is found at Salem (or anywhere else in New England)."[3] This information does not confirm nor preclude the notion that Samuel was son of Joseph, but provides another data point. Anderson concludes that Joseph of Charlestown and Joseph of Salem were two different men.

Life in New England

Colonial & Continental Ancestors, p 127: SAMUEL KITCHEREL, variously recorded as Ketcherwell, Ketchering, Kecherell, Kritchwell, Ketchell, Cretchwell, etc., etc., was at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1644, when he was granted a house lot there. With him was his wife, MARTHA, who, after Kitcherel's death in 1650, married Anthony Dorchester of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Legacy

James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Volume 3, page 33: Kitcherell, Ketcherwell, Ketchering, or Kecherell, sometimes with the first let. C., SAMUEL, Hartford, by w. Martha had Martha; Samuel, and Hannah, b. 4 Jan. 1646; and d. 1650. His wid. m. 2 Jan. 1651, Anthony Dorchester of Springfield, where Samuel d. 9 June 1651, and Hannah d. 29 Apr. 1658, and Martha m. 1 Dec. 1659, Abel Wright.

Additional Sources

(Incorporate into Sources)

  1. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, Volume 3, p. 33
  2. Ancestry of Robert Abell [I can't find this source; there is a Robert Abell genealogy on Ancestry.com, but there is no information about a Ketcherel on a page 43.]
  3. Trumball, Memorial History of Hartford County, volume I, p. 274 [Samuel K. briefly described.]
  4. Love, Colonial History of Hartford (1914), p. 93. [There is nothing on this page about KITCHEREL.]
  5. Burt, History of Springfield, volume 2, p. 559, p. 657 [not yet reviewed]
  6. Connecticut Colony Records, Volume I, p. 160. [not yet found]
  7. De Forest, Louis Effingham,. Our colonial and continental ancestors : the ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich. New York, N.Y.: DeForest Pub. Co., 1930. [short page on S. Kitcherel]
  8. "Wright Genealogy," NEHGS Register, Volume 35 (1881), p. 75
References
  1. 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), 3:33.

    "SAMUEL, Hartford, by w. Martha had Martha; Samuel, and Hannah, b. 4 Jan. 1646; and d. 1650. His wid. m. 2 Jan. 1651, Anthony Dorchester of Springfield, where Samuel d. 9 June 1651, and Hannah d. 29 Apr. 1658, and Martha m. 1 Dec. 1659, Abel Wright."

  2. 2.0 2.1 Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), 358-359.

    Samuel Kitcherell mar Martha who m Anthony Dorchester as 2nd wife Jan 2, 1650-1 (Hartford Town Record). She died Dec 17, 1662. Children: Martha m Abel Wright; Samuel died June 9, 1651; Hannah b. Jan 4, 1645-6 (Hartford Town Record) died Apl 29, 1658. Hartford 1644; house lot on the highway on the bank of the Little River, bounded east by the "Burying Flat'; his widow sold her dwelling house to Ozias Goodwin.

  3. Joseph Ketcherell, in Great Migration Newsletter. (Boston, Massachusetts: Great Migration Study Project), IV:147.