Samuel CAREY

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel CAREY was born 13 Jun 1734 (son of John CAREY and Hannah THURSTON).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John CAREY was born Between Jan and 23 Jun 1695, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut (son of Joseph CAREY and Mercy ?); died 11 Jan 1776.

    John married Hannah THURSTON 15 May 1716, Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of John THURSTON and Hannah ?) was born 8 Jun 1693; died 1780. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah THURSTON was born 8 Jun 1693 (daughter of John THURSTON and Hannah ?); died 1780.

    Notes:

    Hannah was a sister of Mehitable Thurston, wife of Nathaiel Huntington and mother of Governor Samel Huntington, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

    Children:
    1. John CAREY was born 12 Apr 1717.
    2. Benajah CAREY was born 07 Mar 1719, Scotland, Connecticut; died 11 Mar 1773.
    3. Joseph CAREY was born 04 Aug 1723.
    4. Phebe CAREY was born 22 Jul 1721.
    5. Mercy CAREY was born 27 Oct 1725.
    6. William CAREY was born 12 Dec 1727.
    7. Jonathan CAREY was born 24 Aug 1729.
    8. Nathaniel CAREY was born 01 Nov 1731.
    9. 1. Samuel CAREY was born 13 Jun 1734.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph CAREY was born 18 Apr 1663, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (son of John CAREY, Sr. and Elizabeth GODFREY); died Between 10 Jan 1721 and 1722, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.

    Joseph — Mercy ?. Mercy was born Abt 1657; died 1741. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mercy ? was born Abt 1657; died 1741.
    Children:
    1. 2. John CAREY was born Between Jan and 23 Jun 1695, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut; died 11 Jan 1776.
    2. Elizabeth CAREY was born 17 Apr 1700, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.
    3. Seth CAREY was born 29 Jul 1697, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.
    4. Hannah CAREY was born 04 Mar 1693, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  John THURSTON was born 13 Dec 1656, Medfield, Massachusetts (son of Thomas THURSTON and Sarah THAXTER).

    John — Hannah ?. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hannah ?
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah THURSTON was born 8 Jun 1693; died 1780.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John CAREY, Sr. was born Abt 1610, Bristol, Somerset, England (son of John CARY and Elizabeth HEREFORD); died 31 Oct 1681, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV": The family of Carey in England is one of the oldest as well as one of the most illustrious and honored in the kingdom. In the year 1198 Adam DeKarry was lord of Castle Karry or Kari, in the county of Somerset. For centuries the castle has existed only in history, and the village situated in that locality is known as "Castle Cary." William and John Cary represented the count of Devon in Parliament in the thirty-sixth and forty-second reigns of Edward III. John Cary was made a baron of the exchequer of Richard II. Sir Robert Cary, his son, succeeded to his honors and estates. Sir William Cary married Mary Boleyn, a sister of Anne, the consort of Henry VIII. As early as the reign of Edward I, the name was spelled Cary, but many families of the present day spell it Carey.
    John Carey, immigrant ancestor, came from Somersetshire, near the city of Bristol, England, about 1634, and joined the Plymouth colony. the exact date of his arrival is unknown. From a manuscript over a hundred years old, written by a grandson of John, it is believed that differences with his brothers over the settlement of his father's estate let to his departure for the new world. His name is found among the original proprietors and first settlers of Duxbury and Bridgewater. It occurs in the original grant, as well as in the subsequent deed made by Ousamequin, the sachem or chief of the Pockonocket Indians, 1639. This deed was made to Miles Standish, Samuel Nash and Constant Southworth, as trustees in behalf of William Bradford, John Carey and fifty-two others therein named. Ousmequin was afterwards called Massosit. the deed embraced fourteen miles square and designated as "Satucket," afterwards called West Bridgewater. John Carey drew as his share a lot a mile wide, a portion of which is still occupied by his descendants. In 1656 "Duxbury New Plantation" was incorporated into a new and distinct town and called Bridgewater. John Carey was elected constable, the first and only officer elected in the consecutive year until 1681. In 1656 he was one of the ten freemen in the town. In the 1667 Deacon Willis and John Carey were chosen "to take in all the charges of the latter war (King Phillip's) since June last and the expenses of the scouts before and since June." John Carey was prominent among his fellow citizens and participated actively in public affairs. He was intelligent, well educated and public spirited. There is a tradition that he taught the first Latin class in the colony. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Godfrey, one of the first settlers of Bridgewater, in 1644. He died 1681....

    John married Elizabeth GODFREY 04 Nov 1644, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Francis GODFREY and Elizabeth ?) was born Bef 03 Oct 1613, Litlington, Cambridge, England; died 01 Nov 1680, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth GODFREY was born Bef 03 Oct 1613, Litlington, Cambridge, England (daughter of Francis GODFREY and Elizabeth ?); died 01 Nov 1680, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Joseph CAREY was born 18 Apr 1663, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 10 Jan 1721 and 1722, Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.
    2. David CAREY was born Between 27 Jan 1657 and 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1718.
    3. John CAREY, Jr. was born 04 Nov 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 14 Jul 1721, Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island.
    4. Francis CAREY was born Between 19 Jan 1646 and 1647, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 01 Nov 1680, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    5. Mary CAREY was born 08 Jul 1654, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    6. Hannah CAREY was born 30 Apr 1661, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    7. Mehitabel CAREY was born 24 Dec 1670, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Bef 08 Jul 1724, Preston, New London County, Connecticut.
    8. Rebecca CAREY was born 30 Mar 1665, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    9. Sarah CAREY was born 02 Aug 1667, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 16 Jun 1741, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.
    10. James CAREY was born 28 Mar 1652, Braintree, Suffolk (Norfolk Co.,), Massachusetts; died 20 Nov 1706, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    11. Jonathan CAREY was born 24 Sep 1656, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1695, Brockton or Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachuetts.
    12. Elizabeth CAREY was born 20 Dec 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Thomas THURSTON was born , Wrentham, England; was christened 4 Aug 1633 (son of John THURSTON and Margaret ?); died 20 May 1704.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Thomas Thurston and Thomas Jr., are on the list of names of those who came to Medfield from Dedham. Mr. Thurston was a man of much usefulness; one of the prudential committee and town clerk, 1673; the same year Thomas and John Thurston were on a committee chosen by the inhabitants of Dedham to manage the division of Wrentham from Dedham; sergeant in 1675; before Philip's war; made lieutenant in 1678; representative to the General Court in 1686, the last session before the abolition of the "good old charter, and was justice of the peace, with authority to solemnize marriages. Farham thinks he must have been the man who received 544 votes for "assistant" in April, 1686.

    Thomas married Sarah THAXTER 13 Dec 1655. Sarah died 1 Sep 1678. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Sarah THAXTER died 1 Sep 1678.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Thomas Thaxter of Hingham, Mass.

    Children:
    1. 6. John THURSTON was born 13 Dec 1656, Medfield, Massachusetts.