- Harvard College 1643
1647 - Freeman
Sep 24, 1650, Ordained as colleague with Rev. John Elliot
Burial: Governor Dudley's Tomb, Roxbury, MA
Savage says: SAMUEL, Roxbury, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. came with his f. was freem. 1647, and again his name is giv. 1648, ord. as colleag. with Rev. John Eliot, 24 Sept. 1650, m. 5 Nov. 1651, Mary, youngest ch. of Rev. John Wilson of Boston, had Samuel, b. 14 Jan. 1653 "at nine o'clock at night," bapt. at Boston two days after by his gr.f. d. at 6 mos.; Mary, 24, bapt. 28 May 1654, d. at 5 and 1/2 yrs.; Elizabeth bapt. 13 July, tho. her b. was giv. in Geneal. Reg. 1656, d. at 3 and 1/2 yrs.; Sarah, 30 Oct. bapt. 7 Nov. 1658, d. at 1 yr.; these three in ten days; John, 8, bapt. 11 Nov. 1660, H. C. 1677; Mary, again, 13, bapt. 15 Mar. 1663; Elizabeth again, 9 Feb. 1665, d. at 7 and 1/2 yrs.; Samuel, again, b. 10, bapt. 16, but b. 18 Dec. 1666, acc. Geneal. Reg. VII.321, H. C. 1683; Sarah, again, 21, bapt. 27 Feb. 1670; Thomas, 3 Apr. 1672, d. in ten days; and Elizabeth again, 16 Oct. 1673, d. in few days; and the f. d. 19 Nov. 1674, in his 49th yr. and was bur. on Monday foll. Ellis in Hist. of Roxbury, p. 96, notes the d. as 1674, and the ch. as twelve, in both points foll. Farmer, and wisely repudiating the town rec. that makes it 1673. In both he is foll. Geneal. Reg. VII. 317 by a writer of scrupulous accuracy wh., however, miscounted his yrs. Farmer, Ellis, and Harris must, I presume, include a posthum. ch. as in the will anticipat.; and yet none of them give the name. His will, pro. 24 Dec. 1674, was made, say the witnesses, "The day immediately preced. his d." but we must go behind them to kn. the mo. or yr. His wid. m. Ruck, says Farmer, in Mem. of Harv. Grad. p. 32; but in his MS. notes upon his Gen. Reg. he spells the name Rocke.