Ruth SAMSON

Female 1702 - 1746  (44 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ruth SAMSON was born 1702, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (daughter of Caleb SAMSON and Mercy STANDISH); died 1746, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

    Ruth married John FULLERTON 13 Oct 1720, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. John was born 30 Sep 1696, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died Jun 1780, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mercy FULLERTON was born 11 Nov 1721, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 04 and 06 Dec 1808, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Caleb SAMSON was born 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (son of Henry SAMSON and Ann PLUMMER); died Between 20 Sep 1744 and 03 Mar 1747.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Henry Samson and Ann Plummer
    • Death: Aft 09 Jul 1744

    Caleb married Mercy STANDISH Abt 1684. Mercy (daughter of Alexander STANDISH and Sarah ALDEN) died Between 17 May 1722 and 30 Jan 1728. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mercy STANDISH (daughter of Alexander STANDISH and Sarah ALDEN); died Between 17 May 1722 and 30 Jan 1728.
    Children:
    1. Lorah SAMSON died Aft 16 Dec 1715, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. Ruth SAMSON was born 1702, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1746, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Rachel SAMSON was born 05 Dec 1690, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 03 Aug 1761, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry SAMSON was born 15 Jan 1604, Henlow, Bedford, England; died 24 Dec 1684, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of James Samson & Martha Cooper
    • Baptism: Between 15 Jan 1603 and 1604, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England

    Henry married Ann PLUMMER Between 06 Feb 1635 and 1636, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Ann was born 1615, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 24 Dec 1668 and 24 Dec 1684, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ann PLUMMER was born 1615, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 24 Dec 1668 and 24 Dec 1684, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Caleb SAMSON was born 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 20 Sep 1744 and 03 Mar 1747.
    2. Hannah SAMSON was born 1642, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Aft Dec 1684.
    3. James SAMSON was born 1657, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 07 Jul 1718, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    4. Elizabeth SAMSON was born 1638, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 23 Nov 1711 and 12 Dec 1719.
    5. Mary SAMSON was born 1647, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 1686, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    6. Dorcas SAMSON was born 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 29 Jul 1695, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    7. Stephen SAMSON was born 1653, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Alexander STANDISH was born Abt 1626, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Myles STANDISH and Barbara ?); died 06 Jul 1702, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Will: Between 21 Feb 1701 and 1702
    • Fact: 05 Jul 1702, Codicil to will
    • Will Proved: 10 Aug 1702

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Mayflower Increasings":

    Will of Alexander Standish:

    ....21 Feb. 1701/2, ment. unnamed wf and follow. chil., viz: Miles Standish (eldest son), Thomas Standish, Ichabod Standish, Desire Standish, Ebenezer Standish, Lorah Samson wf of Aabraham, Lidia Samson wf of Isaac, Mercy Samson wf of Caleb, Elizabeth Delano wf of Samuel, Sarah Soul wf of Benjamin; brother David Alden;..."Whatsoever Estate Either in New England or in old which I have committed into ye hands of Robert orchard to Recover in England by letters of Attorney...Thus taking my leave of all my near & dear Relations my christian friends in church Covenant & all my loving neighbours I bed you all farwell till we meet in Heaven..." Codicil, 5 July 1702, ment. wf, son Miles & his wf, chil. Thomas, Ichabod & Desire. Wit. sworn 29 July 1702. (On 10 Aug. 1702 the will was contested by Abraham Samson, Isaac Samson, Caleb Samson & Benjamin Soule (& later by Samuel Delano), the husbands of the daughters. The caveat contains a goldmine of information. "He had by his first wife who was daughter to ye Whorshipfull Mr. John Alden a good and a prudent woman two sons and 5 daughters and after her decease he lived a widdower many years untill all his sd 5 daughters or 4 of them were marryed...about 16 years before he dyed he marryed a second wife...by her he had two sons and one daughter." It also states Alexander was about 76 when he made his will, his eldest son married the daughter of the 2nd wife, son Myles was by 1st wife, son Ebenezer was the 2nd son by the 1st wife and his 5 daughters by his 1st wife were all married with children.)

    Alexander married Sarah ALDEN Aft 07 Mar 1655. Sarah (daughter of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLINS) was born Abt 1629; died Bef 13 Jun 1688. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah ALDEN was born Abt 1629 (daughter of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLINS); died Bef 13 Jun 1688.
    Children:
    1. Ebenezer STANDISH was born Abt 1672, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 19 Mar 1755, Plympton, Massachusetts.
    2. Lydia STANDISH was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 30 Apr 1734.
    3. David STANDISH was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Bef 14 Feb 1689.
    4. Sarah STANDISH was born Between 1666 and 1667, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 04 Mar 1740, Plympton, Massachusetts.
    5. Myles STANDISH was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 15 Sep 1739, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Elizabeth STANDISH was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 1731.
    7. Lora STANDISH was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 02 Aug 1725.
    8. 3. Mercy STANDISH died Between 17 May 1722 and 30 Jan 1728.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Myles STANDISH was born Abt 1584, Prob. Isle of Man, England; died 03 Oct 1656, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Will: Between 07 Mar 1655 and 1656
    • Will Proved: 04 May 1657

    Notes:

    Excerpt from Mayflower Increasing: "In his will he mentions lands in England which has resulted in much research carried out in an atempt to locate his origins. It is also interesting to ote that the will of his son Alexander mentions searches made in old England to recover the family lands. Capt. Standis's burial site was exhumed in 1890 and found to contain the remains of an older well built man with red & gray hair, two young women (one under 18) and two boys, and daughter in law Mary, the two boys are probably his sons Charles and John who died young."

    Will of Capt. Myles Standish:
    ...7 March 1655/6, "my body to bee layed as neare as conveniently may bee to my two dear daughters Lora Standish by daughter May Standish my daughter-in-law"; ment. wf Barbara; sons Allexander Standish, Myles Standish, Josias Standish and Charles Standish (all single); Marcye Robenson "whome I tenderly love for her Grandfathers sake"; ment. all his lands "by lawful deent in Ormistick, Bousconge/Borsconge, Wrightington, Maudsley, Newburrow, Cranston/Crawston and the Ile of man and given to mee as right heire by lawful decent, but surruptuously detained from mee my great Grandfather being a 2nd or younger brother from the house of Standish of Standish". Pr. 4 May 1657.

    Myles married Barbara ? Between Jul 1623 and 24 Mar 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Barbara died Aft 06 Oct 1659. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Barbara ? died Aft 06 Oct 1659.
    Children:
    1. Lora STANDISH was born Abt 1630, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Bef 07 Mar 1655.
    2. 6. Alexander STANDISH was born Abt 1626, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 06 Jul 1702, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Josiah STANDISH was born Abt 1633, Plymouth or Duxbury, Massachusetts; died 19 Mar 1690, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Charles STANDISH was born Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 22 May 1627 and 1634.
    5. John STANDISH was born Abt 1626, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 22 May 1627, young.
    6. Charles STANDISH was born Abt 1634, Plymouth or Duxbury, Massachusetts; died Aft 07 Mar 1656.
    7. Myles STANDISH was born Abt 1628, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 20 Mar 1661.

  3. 14.  John ALDEN was born Bef 1598, England; died Between 12 Sep 1686 and 1687, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 1599, England
    • Death: 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury
    • Fact: 13 Jun 1688, Settlement of Estate

    Notes:

    Excerpt from Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories: "John Alden, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1599. He joined the Pilgrims on the "Mayflower" at Southampton as the ship was on its way to America. When the ship stopped there for supplies, he was hired as cooper. He had not been with them at Leyden, and was probably not a member of the independent church, but soon joined. He cast his fortunes with the Pilgrims, after enduring the hardships of that first terrible winter at Plymouth, when so many died. He was doubtless influenced in this decision by his love for Priscilla Mullens, th story of which, with some embellishments, is told in the " Courtship of Miles Standish." She was the daughter of William Mullens, who came on the "Mayflower" with his family. John an Priscella were married in the spring of 1621. When the common property of the cololy was divided in 1627, Alden went with Captain Standish, Elder Brewster, John Howland, Francis Eaton and Peter Brown, to Mattakeeset, the Indian name of the territory now included in Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke, Hanson and Bridgewater, Massachusetts. For several years they were obliged to return to Plymouth during the winer season to combine all their forces against the possible Indian attacks. The residence at Plymouth in the winter also gave them an opportunity to attend worship, and the records show a written agreement of Alden and others in 1632 to remove their families to Plymouth in the winter. In 1633 Alden was appiointed assistant to the governor, an office which he held for nearly the whole of the remainder of his life, serving with Edward Winslow, Josiah Winslow, Bradford, Prince and Thomas Hinckley. From 1666 until his death, he held the office of first assistant, was often called the deputy governor, and was many times acting governor in the absence of the governor. From 1640 to 1650 he was also deputy to the colonial council from Duxbury...... He was one of the council of war, many times an arbitrator, a surveyor of lands for the government as well as for individuals, and on several important occasions was authorized to act as agent or attorney for the colony. He was possessed of a sound judgment and of talents which, though not brilliant, were by no means ordinary........

    John married Priscilla MULLINS 1621. Priscilla (daughter of William MULLINS and Alice ?) was born Abt 1602; died Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Priscilla MULLINS was born Abt 1602 (daughter of William MULLINS and Alice ?); died Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury.
    Children:
    1. Priscilla ALDEN
    2. David ALDEN was born Abt 1646; died Between 05 Jun 1718 and 01 Apr 1719, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Rebecca ALDEN was born Bef 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Aft 12 Jun 1696, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    4. Jonathan ALDEN was born Abt 1627; died Between 14 Feb 1696 and 1697, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Ruth ALDEN was born Between 1634 and 1635; died 12 Oct 1674, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
    6. 7. Sarah ALDEN was born Abt 1629; died Bef 13 Jun 1688.
    7. Joseph ALDEN was born 1624, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 08 Feb 1696/7, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    8. John ALDEN was born 1622, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 14 Mar 1701 and 1702, Boston, Mass..
    9. Elizabeth ALDEN was born 1625, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 31 May 1717, Little Compton, Rhode Island.
    10. Mary ALDEN