Samuel Eaton (c.1620 - 1684) MP

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Birthplace: England or Holland
Death: Died in Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Andrew Rounds
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About Samuel Eaton

From MayflowerHistory.com

Samuel Eaton was born probably in early 1620. He came on the Mayflower with his parents Francis and Sarah, and was referred to as a "sucking child". His mother died shortly after arrival, during the first winter at Plymouth. His father died in 1633, when he was just about 13 years old. A few years later at the age of 16 (in 1636), he was apprenticed to John Cooke for the period of 7 years. John Cooke had come on the Mayflower in 1620, as a 13-year old boy.

Around 1646 or sometime shortly before, he had married a woman named Elizabeth and was residing in Duxbury. Surprisingly little is known about this family: the identity of his wife Elizabeth has not been established; and they had two children, both of whose names are unknown. Elizabeth died at some time unknown, but obviously sometime before his 10 January 1660/1 marriage to Martha Billington. Martha was the daughter of Francis Billington, who had come on the Mayflower as a 14-year old boy. Together they had four children, Sarah, Samuel, Mercy, and Bethiah. Sometime during the 1660s, he moved his family from Duxbury to Middleboro. Samuel's probate estate inventory was taken on 29 October 1684 at Middleboro. His wife Martha survived him, and died sometime after 1704, probably in Connecticut

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From History of the Town of Middleboro by Thomas Weston (pub 1906)

Samuel Eaton was a son of Francis Eaton, a passenger in the Mayflower, a carpenter by trade, who moved from Plymouth to Duxbury, where he died in 1633, insolvent.

Samuel was born in England or Holland in 1620, and was one of the two passengers in the Mayflower who became residents of Middleboro. Governor Bradford, in the appendix of his " History of the Plimoth Plantation," in a note concerning Francis Eaton,

The Mayflower thus sPeaks of Samuel: " His sone Samuell who came over a suckling child is allso maried and hath a child." He was apprenticed for seven years to John Cook the younger. Before moving to Middleboro he resided for some time in Duxbury. He was a resident of the town before the breaking out of King Philip's War, and returned after its close. He was admitted as a freeman in 1670, and was among the purchasers of the town of Dartmouth in 1652, and of Bridgewater. In 1651 '"the court admonished Samuel Eaton and Goodwife Hall of Duxbury for mixed dancing." He died at Middleboro in 1684. His estate was appraised at thirty-seven pounds, eleven shillings. He was twice married; his second wife was Martha Billington, a daughter of Francis Billington; his son, Samuel Eaton, was one of the original members of the First Church, and married a daughter of the first pastor, Rev. Samuel Fuller.

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Samuel Eaton was among the twenty-six men who purchased what became the First Precinct in "Middlebury" that is now Middleborough, Massachusetts of the Indian Sachem, Wampatuck, said purchase made in the month of March, 1662, and said Samuel Eaton also became one of the pioneer settlers of Middleborough. He is the son of Francis Eaton, who with his wife, Sarah, and his son, Samuel, constituted a part of the Pilgrim band who came to America and landed at Plymouth in the month of December, 1620, from the deck of the "Mayflower." Samuel, the son, was for a time settled in "Duxborough" now called Duxbury, and afterwoods arrived to Middleborough. Samuel, in 1661, married Martha Billington.

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Samuel Eaton was among the twenty-six men who purchased what became the First Precinct in "Middlebury" that is now Middleborough, Massachusetts of the Indian Sachem, Wampatuck, said purchase made in the month of March, 1662, and said Samuel Eaton also became one of the pioneer settlers of Middleborough. He is the son of Francis Eaton, who with his wife, Sarah, and his son, Samuel, constituted a part of the Pilgrim band who came to America and landed at Plymouth in the month of December, 1620, from the deck of the "Mayflower." Samuel, the son, was for a time settled in "Duxborough" now called Duxbury, and afterwoods arrived to Middleborough. Samuel, in 1661, married Martha Billington. -------------------- Arrived on the ship, "Mayflower."

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Samuel Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1620
August, 1620
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; Immigration: from Egland on the "Mayflower"
1620
England or Holland
1647
March 20, 1647
Age 27
1648
1648
Age 28
1650
1650
Age 30
1651
1651
Age 31
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1660
January 10, 1660
Age 40
Plymouth, MA, USA
1661
1661
Age 41
Plymouth
1661
Age 41
1662
January 3, 1662
Age 42
Duxbury, MA, USA