Rev. Samuel Wakeman, Sr.

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Samuel Wakeman, Sr.

Birthplace: Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wakeman and Elizabeth Wakeman
Husband of Hannah Wakeman and Hannah Wakeman
Father of Capt. Joseph Wakeman; Mary Clogstone; Samuel Wakeman, Jr; Elizabeth Dennie; Capt John Wakeman and 4 others
Brother of Helena Talcott (Wakerman); Elizabeth Kitchell; Anna Nichols and John Wakeman

Occupation: Reverand
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About Rev. Samuel Wakeman, Sr.

Referred to as the Reverend, ...of Fairfield (Connecticut). Attended Harvard. Married Hannah Goodyear, dua. of Stephen, 29 Oct. 1656. Had a son Samuel.

Birth: Jun. 7, 1635 Worcestershire, England Death: Mar. 8, 1692 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

The son of my ancestors, JOHN & ElIZABETH (HOPKINS) WAKEMAN, he was baptized on Bewdley on June 7, 1635. Sometime during his childhood, he came with his family to New England. He attended Harvard College but left in 1655 in a disagreement with the college.

He married on August 29, 1656 in New Haven, Conn., Hannah Goodyear. They were married by her father, GOV. STEVEN GOODYEAR. She married (2) Nathaniel Burr and died in 1721. They removed to Fairfield after the birth of their first son, Samuel, about 1657. He took the oathe of fidelity Feb. 7, 1657 in New Haven Colony. In 1662, he appeared before the Gen. Court at Hew Haven regarding a debt.

Rev. Samuel Wakeman was a minister in Fairfield from 1665 to his death, having been ordained there on Sept. 30th, 1665. He received a land grant of 200 acres in May, 1673. His will dated March 8, 1692 gave to the church a silver bowl, 3 pounds to the grammar school in Fairfield, 2 pounds to the poor (10 shillings to Thomas Jones).

Rev. Samiuel Wakeman was highly regarded by his parishoners as well as other ministers. He was a founder of "The First Religious Society of Roxbury, MA" along with other ancestors, John Johnson and Robert Cole.

Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard U. by J. L. Sibley, M. S., vol. 1, 1642l-1658, p. 16: ".... There were at least five of them [studied at Harvard but didn't get a degree] who after made a very shining Figure in New England.....the Rev. Mr. Samuel Wakeman of Fairfield."

"Ye OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Mrs. Kate Perry, p. 228: "Rev. Samuel Wakeman was called by the vote of the town--as was the custom--in 1665, the second edifice was built during his pastorate, and when he died in 1692, it was resolved in town meeting 'his death is for a lamentation unto us'.

The children of Rev. Samuel & Hannah Wakeman: 1. Samuel b. Oct. 12, 1657, d. 1691, m. (1) Mary Burr, (2) Sarah Knowles 2. John 3. Ebenezer b. 1668, d. 1690; distinguished in military service 4. Capt. Joseph b. 1670, d. Dec. 5, 1726, m. Elizabeth Hawley 5. Rev. Jabez b. 1678, d. Oct. 8, 1704, m. Eunice Howell 6. Mary m. Michael Clugstone 7. Ann m. Maj. Abraham Howell 8. Elizabeth m. Albert Denny

Family links:

 John Wakeman (1601 - 1661)
 Elizabeth Hopkins Wakeman (1610 - 1658)

 Hannah Goodyear Burr (1635 - 1721)*

 Samuel Wakeman (1657 - 1691)*
 Joseph Wakeman (1670 - 1726)*
 Jabez Wakeman (1678 - 1704)*

 Helena Wakeman Talcott (1632 - 1674)*
 Samuel Wakeman (1635 - 1692)
 Elizabeth Wakeman (1638 - ____)*
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Burial: Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

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Rev. Samuel Wakeman, Sr.'s Timeline

June 7, 1635
Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
June 7, 1635
Age 16
October 29, 1656
Age 21
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
October 12, 1657
Age 22
New Haven, New Haven, CT
Age 21
Age 23
New Haven,,Connecticut
Age 25
Age 32
May 6, 1670
Age 34
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Colonial America