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Samuel Ruggles, Capt.

Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Samuel Ruggles and Hannah Ruggles
Husband of Anna Ruggles and Martha Ruggles
Father of (Reverend) Samuel Ruggles, III; Lucy Stevens; Reverend Timothy Ruggles; Hannah Noyes; Patience Robinson (Ruggles) and 6 others
Brother of Mary Ruggles; Joseph Ruggles; Hannah Ruggles; Sarah Ruggles; Hannah Ruggles and 3 others
Half brother of Thomas Ruggles; Anna Heath; Nathaniel Ruggles; Elizabeth Bailey; Henry Ruggles and 2 others

Occupation: Captain Militia 1702, Militia and Innholder
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About (Captain) Samuel Ruggles, Jr.

Sharon Fehr:

from email July, 2008

6. Captain Samuel Ruggles m. Martha Woodbridge

Samuel - Captain of militia, 1702

Three of their sons were ministers -- Samuel, Timothy and Benjamin.

Timothy - Ordained minister, very involved in the settlement of Hardwick, Mass. (would get plots and then entice someone to settle there)

Son Joseph, captain

--Sharon Fehr

Laurel Logan:

from http://www.surnameguide.com/ruggles/capt_samuel_ruggles_genealogy1.htm

Capt. Samuel Ruggles (Capt. Samuel, Thomas) born June 1, 1658. He was the eldest son of Samuel & Hannah (Fowle) Ruggles He married July 8, 1680, Martha Woodbridge, the tenth child of Rev. John & Mercy (Dudley) Woodbridge, who was the fifth child of Gov. Thomas Dudley. Martha was born in England about 1660, where her father and family were then residing. She spent her school days in Newbury, Mass., and her married life in Roxbury. She died in Billerica, Mass., at the residence of her son, Rev. Samuel Ruggles, in 1738, aged 78; twenty-three years after the death of her first and only husband.

The children of Samuel and Martha were : -

SAMUEL, b. Dec. 3, 1681, d. March 1, 1749, m. 1st, Elizabeth Whiting, m. 2d, Elizabeth Williams.

LUCY, b. Sept. 8, 1683, m. Joseph Stevens..

TIMOTHY, b. Nov. 3, 1685, m. 1st, Mary White, m. 2d, Anna Woodworth.

HANNAH, b. April 10, 1685, m. William Noyes.

PATIENCE, b. Nov. 9, 1689, m. James Robinson, son of (Thomas s, of Scituate, Mass.).

MARTHA, b. Feb. 1, 1691, m. Job Lane.

SARAH, b. June 18, 1694, m. John Holbrook.

JOSEPH, b. July 21, 1696, m. Joanna White.

MARY, b. Sept. 20, 1698, d. u. before 1716.

BENJAMIN, b. July 4, 1700, m. Dorcas Whiting, of Billerica.

Samuel Ruggles the husband died Feb. 15, 1715 at Roxbury. Samuel Sewall says in his diary, " Capt. Saml. Ruggles was buried with Arms the same Third day of the Week, at Roxbury. Was not full 53 years old. Has left 9 Children, Four Sons and Five daughters. Daughters all married, the Eldest but about a Week before her Father's death. He was before me with his Sisters, Morris and Bayly, Widows, with their Inventories : and now, March the first, these sisters are here with deacon Mayo, to prove their Brother's Nuncupative Will. He is much Lamented at Roxbury."

--Laurel Logan

Laurel Logan:

from http://www.members.tripod.com/animegrabs/famtree/fam00100.htm

Samuel Ruggles

Born: 1-Jun-1658

Died: 25-Feb-1715

Father: Samuel Ruggles

Mother: Hannah Fowle

Samuel the father resided in Roxbury, and was a "set-work cooper" and an inn-holder. He inherited his father's military spirit and succeeded him in many of his offices; he was captain of militia, 1702; assessor, 1694; representative, 1697; and selectman continuously from 1693 to 1713, except in 1701 and 1704, nineteen years. His death occurred after a very short sickness, 25 February 1715/16, and his funeral is mentioned in Sewall's Diary: " Feb. 28, 1715/16. Capt. Samuel Ruggles was buried with arms. . . . He is much lamented at Roxbury." His wife Martha died _____ 1738. (Paige, p. 480)

(Samuel Ruggles') Samuel succeeded his father in the several offices named and in company with seven other persons purchased, Dec. 27, 1686, for L20, from John Nagers and Lawrence Nassawano, two noted Indians, a tract of land containing by estimation 12 miles long north and south and eight miles wide east and west. This purchase is now known as the town of Hardwick, Mass. (The Loyalists of Massachusetts, p. 225)

--Laurel Logan -------------------- Captain Ruggles married Martha, daughter of Rev. John Woodbridge, and granddaughter of Governor Thomas Dudley, on July 8, 1680.

His father was a prominent citizen of Roxbury, where he was selectman fourteen years, assessor during the same period, and representative for the four critical years succeeding the revolution of 1689. He was for several years captain of militia, and when Governor Andros and his associates were seized and imprisoned, Joseph Dudley (afterwards governor) was committed to his special charge, while temporarily released from prison. His preservation from death by lightning on May 25, 1667, was so remarkable that an account of it was entered on the church record by Rev. Samuel Danforth: "25 (3) 1667. There was a dreadful crack of thunder. Samuel Ruggles happened at that instant to be upon the meetinghouse hill, with oxen and horse, and cart loaded with corn. The horse and one ox were stricken dead with the lightning; the other ox had a little life in it, but died presently. The man was singed and schorched a little on his legs, one shoe torn apieces, and the heel carried away; the man was hurled off from the cart and flung on the off side, but through mercy soon recovered himself and felt little harm. There was a chest in the cart, wherein was pewter and linen; the pewter had small holes melted in it, and the linen some of it singed and burnt."

Captain Ruggles inherited his father's military spirit and succeeded him in many of his offices; he was assessor, 1694; representative, 1694; captain of militia, 1702; and selectman continuously from 1693 to 1712, except in 1701 and 1704, nineteen years.

His death occurred after a short sickness, February 25, 1715-16, and his funeral is mentioned in Sewall's Diary:

"Feb. 28, 1715-16. Capt. Samuel Ruggles was buried with arms. * * * He is much lamented at Roxbury."
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(Captain) Samuel Ruggles, Jr.'s Timeline

June 1, 1658
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
December 3, 1681
Age 23
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
September 8, 1683
Age 25
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
November 3, 1685
Age 27
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
April 10, 1688
Age 29
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
November 7, 1690
Age 32
Roxbury, Suffolk, Ma
February 1, 1691
Age 32
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
June 18, 1694
Age 36
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
July 21, 1696
Age 38
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
September 20, 1698
Age 40
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts