Samuel Bidwell (1650 - 1715)

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Birthplace: Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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About Samuel Bidwell

Samuel Bidwell (1672) / Elizabeth (Stow) Bidwell

Name: Samuel Bidwell

Birth: c. 1651, Hartford, Conn. (Hale, House & Related Families/Jacobus)

Emigration: To Middletown c. 1672. (HMC)

Death: April 5, 1715, Middletown, Conn. (BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: House & barn builder, sawmill owner. (MLR)

Marriage: m. (1) Elizabeth Stow, November 14, 1672, Middletown, Conn. (b. abt. 1650, Concord, Mass.; d. unknown, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of Thomas Stow and Mary (Griggs) Stow of Concord, Mass. and Middletown, Conn. (SAV); m. (2) Sarah Harris, abt. 1690, Middletown, Conn. (b. September 30, 1663, Middletown, Conn.; d. abt. 1696) She was the daughter of Captain Daniel Harris and Mary (Weld) Harris of Rowley, Mass., and Middletown, Conn. (In-Depth First Settler Profile: Daniel Harris); m. (3) Abigail (unknown surname), abt. 1697 (d. March 8, 1732/3, Middletown, Conn.) (BCVR)

Children: 7 children by first wife between 1674-1688, one child by second wife in 1695; two children by third wife 1698-1700. (BCVR)

(See in-depth profile in Member Area for details at this site for Middletown, Connecticut.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctsmfsd/Bidwell.html  Sources used on the Middletown site include: 

Below is the abbreviation code to common sources used in both the brief sketches and the in-depth profiles on this web site: (MVR) Middletown Vital Records (originals at Middletown City Hall, Middletown, Conn.; also available on microfilm at Russell Library, Middletown, Conn.) (BCVR) The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (original index at Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Conn.; printed volumes by town available from Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md.; digitized statewide index available on CD-Rom as part of The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md.) (MLR) Middletown Land Records (originals at Middletown City Hall, Middletown, Conn.; also available on microfilm at Russell Library, Middletown, Conn.) (MAN) Digest of Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District (Manwaring, Charles William. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. Originally published 1904-1906; reprinted 1995. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.) (CBRMC) Commemorative Biographical Record of Middlesex County, Connecticut, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago, Ill.: J.H. Beers & Co., 1903. (MUH) Middletown Upper Houses (Adams, Charles C. Middletown Upper Houses, A History of the North Society of Middletown, Connecticut from 1650 to 1800 with Genealogical and Biographical Chapters on Early Families. New York, N.Y.: The Grafton Press, 1908.) (FFS) Frank Farnsworth Starr ("The Settlers of Mattabeseck 1650-1660," Middletown Penny Press, Oct. 11, 1900; also published in the Middletown Tribune 250th Anniversary supplement.) (CAF) Centennial Address of Rev. David Field. (Field, David D. Centennial Address: With Historical Sketches of Cromwell, Portland, Chatham, Middle Haddam, Middletown, and its Parishes. Middletown, Conn.: W.B. Casey, 1853.) (GMB) The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Anderson, Robert Charles, FASG. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol. I-III. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996.) (SAV) Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co., 1860-1862.) (GFHC) Genealogical & Family History of the State of Connecticut (Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. New York, N.Y.: Lewis Publishing Co., 1911.) (HMC) The History of Middlesex County. Henry Whittemore, ed. The History of Middlesex County 1635-1885. New York, N.Y.: J.H. Beers & Co., 1884) (RPCC) Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663 (Adams, Arthur W., ed. Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut 1639-1663. Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut Historical Society, 1928.) (HCCM) Hartford County Court Minutes, 1663-1687 (Ullmann, Helen Schatvet, CG, FASG., ed. Hartford County, Conn., County Court Minutes, Vol, 3 & 4, 1663-1687, 1697. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005.) (NEHGSR) NEHGS Register (New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-2007.) (Online database available at NewEnglandAncestors.org) (TAG) The American Genealogist (articles by Donald Lines Jacobus, ed., 1922-1971) (The American Genealogist. New Haven, Conn.: D.L. Jacobus, 1922-1971). You can join this organization and get further details about Samuel and his wife and their families, occupations and indepth information about their town and its early settlement. See link above.)

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Samuel Bidwell's Timeline

1650
1650
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1672
November 14, 1672
Age 22
Middlesex County, Middletown, Connecticut
1674
1674
Age 24
CT
1677
June 10, 1677
Age 27
of, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
1679
January 8, 1679
Age 29
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, USA
1683
March 4, 1683
Age 33
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, USA
1695
December 8, 1695
Age 45
Middletown, CT
1699
January 9, 1699
Age 49
Middletown, CT
1715
April 5, 1715
Age 65
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
1728
1728
Age 65
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States