Rev. Samuel Stone1

#7072, (30 July 1602 - 20 July 1663)
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*John Stone2 (s 1573 - )
Mother*____ Rogers2 (s 1577 - )

Family 1

____ _____ b. s 1613, d. c 1640
Children 1.John Stone14 (s 1634 - b 1663/64)
 2.Rebekah Stone+1 (s 1636 - 1709)
 3.Mary Stone+ (s 1638 - )
 4.Sarah Stone+15 (c 1640 - )

Family 2

Elizabeth Allen b. s 1615
Children 1.Samuel Stone Jr.16 (s 1642 - )
 2.Elizabeth Stone+17 (c 1645 - )
 3.Joseph Stone18 (c 1646 - b 1663)
 4.Lydia Stone19 (1647/48 - )
 5.____ Stone20 (c 1649 - )
 6.Abigail Stone21 (1650 - )
 7.____ Stone22 (c 1652 - )
Rev. Samuel Stone, son of John Stone, a freeholder of that place, was b. in Hertford, Co. Herts (usually at that time sounded Hartford) ; bapt. July 30, 1602, in the church of All Saints; entered at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge, 1620; A.B, 1623 ; A.M., 1627. Recent discoveries show that a Samuel Stone, probably this one, was curate at Stisted, Co. Essex, near Chelmsford, from June 13, 1627 to Sept. 13, 1630. He came to New England with Cotton, Hooker, and other men of note, in the "Griffin," arriving at Boston, Sept. 4, 1633; chosen Teacher of the church at Cambridge, Oct. 11, 1633; freeman, Mass., May 14, 1634; removed to Hartford in 1636, where be was an original proprietor, and in 1639 his home-lot was on the north bank of the Little River, between those of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Elder William Goodwin. He served as chaplain to the troops under Capt. Mason in the Pequot War, 1637.
His wife d. 1640, before Nov. 2 or 3, when Mr. Hooker mentions her death in a letter to Rev. T. Shepard, saying that she “smoaked out her days in the darkness of melancholy.” He m. (2) before July, 1641, Elizabeth Allen, of Boston. After Mr. Hooker's decease he was the sole pastor of the First Church until his death, July 20, 1663. Inv. £563. His widow m. (2) George Gardner, of Salem, afterward of Hartford, and d. in 1681.
Children :
i. John (son of the late wife) graduated, Harvard College, 1653 ; “he had no Commencement part when his class took their second degree, having perhaps previously gone to England, where he received the degree of M.A. from the University of Cambridge.” After the Restoration a “Mr. John Stone” was silenced at Hellingley, in Sussex.1 “Was this the graduate?” His name was starred on the College catalogue before 1700.
ii. Joseph, bapt. Oct. 18, 1646; not mentioned in his father's will.
iii. Lydia, b. Jan. 22, 1647-8; d. young.
iv. Son, bapt. April 29, 1649 ; prob. d. young.
v. Abigail, b. Sept. 9, 1650 ; d. young (7).
vi. Samuel, was at Harvard for a time about 1659, but left before graduation. He was colleague with Rev. Gershom Bulkeley, at Wetherfield, 1666-1669, and again in 1676; he also preached at Simsbury and Middletown, and perhaps other places, but “fell into intemperate habits, was excommunicated from the church, and wasted his whole estate.” He never married; d. Oct. 8, 1683; “he was among his companions first at one, and then at another Taverns, and thence went in the evening to a friend's house (that of Henry Howard, who m. Sarah Stone), when his discourse was very bitter and offensive to some present; but going thence, the night being very dark, was found the next morning dead in the little River that runs through the town ; having missed the bridge. He fell down upon the Rocks, and thence rowled or some way gott into the water at a little distance and there lay dead at break of day.”2
vii. Elizabeth, m. (1) William Sedgwick, of Hartford ; (2) John Roberts, of Hartford, who removed to New Jersey (q. v.)
viii. Rebecca, m. about 1657, Timothy Nash, of New Haven, who removed to Hartford (q. v.)
ix. Mary, m. Joseph Fitch, of Hartford, before 1663 (q. v.)
x. Sarah, m. Thomas Butler, of Hartford.

1 Rev. Ezekiel Rogers in his will, April 17, 1880, mentions his “loving nephew, Mr. Sam'l Stone of Conn., and his son John.”
2 John Whitings letter to Increase Mather, Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. viii. p. 489-472.3 
Birthcirca July 1602He was born circa July 1602 at Hertfordshire, EnglandG.4 
Baptism*30 July 1602He was baptized on 30 July 1602 at Church of All Saints, Hertford, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.2,4 
1620He was matriculated at Cambridge, EnglandG, from Emmanuel College in 1620; (matriculated.)5 
4 September 1633He migrated to New EnglandG from England, on the Griffin, arriving on 4 September 1633, traveling with Thomas Hooker.6 
Marriage*circa 1634He married ____ _____ circa 1634.7 
14 May 1634He was admitted as a Freeman on 14 May 1634 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.8 
1636He and ____ _____ removed to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636 (poss. with son John and dau. Rebekah, if she war b. in Cambridge.)9 
Marriage*between 24 March 1639 and 25 July 1641He married Elizabeth Allen between 24 March 1639 and 25 July 1641 at Connecticut.10 
say July 1663He left a will say July 1663 at Connecticut; (undated.)11 
Death*20 July 1663He died on 20 July 1663 at Connecticut at age 60.1 
Inventory*November 1663His estate was inventoried by Rev. Samuel Stone in November 1663 at Connecticut.12 
Probate3 March 1663/64His estate was probated on 3 March 1663/64 at Connecticut.13 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family or Records of the descendants of Thomas Nash of New Haven, Connecticut, 1640 (Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1853), pp. 26-29.
  2. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online AmericanAncestors.org, pp. 1768-1773, entry for Samuel Stone, citing TAG 36:34.
  3. [S1113] J. Hammond Trumbull, editor, The Memorial History of Hartford Connecticut 1633–1884, two volumes (Boston: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), I:262-263 [with added formatting for reading].
  4. [S1259] Elizabeth Todd Nash, Fifty Puritan Ancestors 1628–1660 (New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1902), p. 18 , citing The Register of the Church of All Saints, Hertford, England: Samuel, son of John Stone, bapt. July 30, 1602.
  5. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 1768, citing Venn 4:168; Morrison 401.
  6. [S1113] J. Hammond Trumbull, The Memorial History of Hartford Connecticut, I:262. Also with Cotton.
  7. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 1770, "by about 1634."
  8. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 1768, citing MBCR 1:369.
  9. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1768.
  10. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, "on 24 March 1638/9 'Mrs. Elizabeth Allen" was admitted to Boston church, and on 25 July 1641 “Mrs. Elizabeth Stone lately called Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, but now the wife of Mr. Samuell Stone the teacher of the Church of Hartford in Conecticott, was granted letters of recommendation thither“ [BChR 24, 34]."
  11. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, compiler, A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., Printers, 1904), I:242-243:
    Stone, Rev. Samuel. He died 20 July, 1663. Invt. £563-01-00. Taken November, 1663, by John Allyn, William Wadsworth. Will not dated.
    Impr. It is my will that Mrs. Elizabeth Stone, my loving wife, shall be my Agent & Sole Executrix, and that wthout any intanglemt or feare ; the legacyes given to her selfe being firstly possessed all & every of them as they follow, & the after legacyes to be made good out of the remayning estate if sufficient ; otherwise, a distribution according to that proportion. Yet if there happen any overplus, to be wholy & solely at the dispose to my sd. wife.
    Also, I give unto my sd. wife, during the term of her life, halfe my howsing & land within the libertyes of Hartford, & to have the free dispose of the valew of the sd. halfe of my land at the time of her death, by
    legacy or otherwise ; & also farther it is my will & I doe freely give unto my wife all the household stuff that I had with her when I married her, to be at her full and free dispose as shee shall see cause.
    I give to my sonne Samuel Stone, at the time of my decease, the other halfe of my houseing & Lands within the liberties of Hartford aforesd., the other halfe of the houseing at the time of the death of my sd. wife, as also the other halfe of the land, but upon a valuable consideration as before specified. Also, I give unto my son all my books except such as are otherwise disposed of. Provided (that if) my sonne Samuell depart this life before he is married, that then the whole of this my prsent legacy shall return to & be wholly at the dispose of my wife.
    Also, unto my daughter Elizabeth I doe give & order to be payd the full sum of iioo in household goods, Chattells & other country pay what my wife can best parte wthall, or in Two or three acres of Land at price currant before the sd. Land be divided betwixt my wife & sonne as aforesayd, & this sayd Legacy to be performed & made good wth in Two yeares after the marriage of my sayd daughter Elizabeth. Provided, that if my sayd daughter shall match or dispose of her selfe in marriage either wth out or Crosse to the minds of her mother & the minde & Consent of my Overseers, then this my Last will concerneing her to stand voyd & she gladly to accept of such summe & quantity or portion as her sayd mother shall freely dispose to her. Or And in case my sayd daughter shall dye & depart this world Before she receive her sayd portion, the whole thereof shall fully returne & belong unto my sayd wife at her dispose.
    Also, as a token of my Fatherly Love & respect, I doe give unto my three daughters, Rebecca, Mary & Sarah, forty shillings each of them, to be payd them by my wife in houshold stuffe as it shall be prized in Inventorie.
    I desire Mr. Matthew Allyn, my Brother William Wadsworth, Mr. John Allyn & my sonne Joseph Fitch, overseers.
    Witness : Bray Rosseter.
    Samuel Stone,
    Court Record, Page 12 — 3 March, 1663-4: Will proven.. Hereinafter cited as Early Conn. Probate Records.
  12. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, I:242-243, November, 1663, by John Allyn, William Wadsworth..
  13. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, I:242-243.
  14. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 1770, "presumably d. before the date of his father"s will," undated, proved 3 March 1663/4.
  15. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, 1770, and 1772 "Savage attempted to match the recorded births and baptisms of children of Samuel Stone at Hartford with the children mentioned by Samuel Stone and his second wife in their wills by assuming that Lydia or Abigail must be Elizabeth, and that the unnamed son born in 1649 must be Samuel. Approximate ages found in the ‘Winthrop medical records show that this solution is unlikely for the daughters and not the only solution for son Samuel, and that Samuel Stone and his second wife had at least two children not recorded in the Hartford records."
  16. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, I:242-243, Samuel name din will as legatee, mus be of age 21.
  17. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771 "(fifteen years old on 25 September 1660", and p. 1772 "Savage attempted to match the recorded births and baptisms of children of Samuel Stone at Hartford with the children mentioned by Samuel Stone and his second wife in their wills by assuming that Lydia or Abigail must be Elizabeth, and that the unnamed son born in 1649 must be Samuel. Approximate ages found in the ‘Winthrop medical records show that this solution is unlikely for the daughters and not the only solution for son Samuel, and that Samuel Stone and his second wife had at least two children not recorded in the Hartford records."
  18. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, " bp. Hartford 18 October 1646 [HaVR 577]; no further record."
  19. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, "b. Hartford 22 January 1647/8 [HaVR 579]; no further record."
  20. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, "Son, bp. Hartford 29 April 1649 [HaVR 580]; no further record]. (This or the son born in 1652 was probably the son Samuel named in the will of Samuel Stone.)."
  21. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, "b. Hartford 9 September 1650 [HaVR 581]; no further record."
  22. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, p. 1771, "Son, b. summer 1652 (twenty-three weeks old 28 February 1652/3 WP 612561); no further record (unless he is Samuel)."