Samuel EDDY

Male 1668 - 1746  (78 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel EDDY was born 4 Jun 1668, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (son of Samuel EDDY and Sarah MEADE); died Prob. 6 Aug 1746, Oxford, Massachusetts.


    Samuel first appears on the records in 1684 as a drummer boy, whom the town refused to pay. From a deed recorded in 1700, we learn that he was a cordwainer, like his father, and that he had some education since he was able to write his name. His wife, Elizabeth, signed with her mark. In Jan. 14, 1714/15, his name appears on "a list of those who are proprietors, who are in possession of the first granted house lotts in Watertown" (Watertown Rec.). he was the public sealer of leather in Watertown for the years, 1719, 1920, 1921, 1922 (Watertown Rec. Vol. II pp. 260, 166, 278, 286)

    Samuel married Elizabeth WOODWARD 7 Dec 1693. Elizabeth (daughter of George WOODWARD and Elizabeth HAMMOND) was born 8 May 1664, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    1. Ebenezer EDDY was born 9 Jan 1704/05, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 15 Dec 1768, Oxford, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel EDDY was born 30 Sep 1640, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 22 Nov 1711, Watertown, Massachusetts.


    Samuel Eddy inherited the homestead lands consisting of 40 acres and also 7 acres of land near Widow Barnard's, and 12 acres of upland at Stony Brook. by purchase he added to these lands. He was a cordwainer by trade and held public office of various kinds. He was chosen tything-man in 1683/4, 1693/4 and 1704/5. He was fence-viewer in 1695/6 and town sealer of leather in 1703/4, 1705/6, 1706/7, 1707/8, 1709/10 and 1710/11. Samuel and his wife Sarah, who was admitted to full communion in the Watertown Church in 1690, were very active in church matters....

    His will, dated Aug. 6, 1702, and probated Dec. 30, 1711, mentions wife Sarah, sons Samuel, Benjamin; and daughters, Deliverance Eddy, Elizabeth Allin, Ruth Stone, Johanna Eddy, and Sarah Coolidge; and brother John Eddy. the inventory taken Dec. 18, 1711, includes a house and 30 acres valued at L150 and 7 acres near the old mill in Watertown, a twelve acre lot, and an 80 acre farm. The inventory and the will in full are found in Bulletin No. 10, pp. 161 and 162.

    Samuel married Sarah MEADE Sept or Nov 30, 1664. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Sarah MEADE
    1. 1. Samuel EDDY was born 4 Jun 1668, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died Prob. 6 Aug 1746, Oxford, Massachusetts.
    2. Ruth EDDY was born 3 Nov 1681, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 13 Oct 1702; was buried , Old Burying Place, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.