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Samuel Eells, Jr.

Also Known As: "Sam"
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Death: circa March 20, 1753 (82-90)
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Samuel Eells and Anna Eells
Husband of Martha Eells; Esther Eells; Martha Eells and Rebecca Wilkinson
Father of Nathaniel Eells; Samuel Eells; Esther Eells; Reverend John Eells and Nathaniel Eells
Brother of Samuel Eells, Jr.; John (1) Eells; John Eells; Mary Fox; Robert (1) Eells and 4 others

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About Col. Samuel Eells

Col. Samuel Eells Jr. - was born on 2 Sep 1666 in Milford, Conn. and died in 1753 in Milford, New Haven, Ct . He was the son of Samuel Eells and Anna Lenthall.

Col. Samuel married Esther Oviatt. Esther was born on 28 Mar 1665. She is the daughter of Thomas Oviatt.

Then Col. Samuel married Martha Whiting about 1701 in Milford,New Haven,Ct. Martha was born in 1662 in Milford,New Haven,Ct. She was the daughter of Rev John Whiting and Sybil Collins. She died on 7 Mar 1740 in Milford,New Haven,Ct .

Then Col. Samuel married Rebecca Wilkinson. Rebecca was born on 8 Aug 1676. She died in 1751/1752 .

Col. Samuel - married 1) Esther Oviatt, 2) Martha Whiting, 3) Rebecca Wilkenson. He had a total of 4 children.

Col. Samuel Eells was very prominent in the affairs of both Milford and New Haven Colony.

He inherited the Wharf Lane property (The Eells-Stow House) on the death of his father.


Samuel Eells born 2 Sept 1666 Milford, New Haven, CT bpt 5 June 1670 Milford Congregational Church vol 1 page 11 married 1st Hester Oviatt born 20 March 1665/6 Milford, CT died 27 April 1700; Samuel married second to Martha (Whiting) Bryan widow of Captain Samuel Bryan of Milford, CT and dau of Rev. John Whiting of Hartford, CT; Samuel married 3rd to Rebeckah (Wilkinson) Baldwin widow of Samuel Baldwin of Milford, CT.

    Col. Samuel Eells was a very prominent in the affairs of both Milford and New Haven Colony.
   The Kirbys of New England page 140
   Colonel Samuel Eells married 1st Hester Oviatt, born Mar 20, 1665 daughter of Thomas Oviatt of Hartford, CT
   Bullard and Allied Families page 27
   The Estate of Thomas Oviatt was inventoried 30 May 1691 (New Haven Probate Records). His will named the following heirs: Widow, Frances; Hester and Amey "both married;" Frances aged 22; Samuel aged 19; Abigail, aged 17; Thomas aged 14; and Dorothy aged 11. The vital Records of the town of Milford show the following children of Thomas and Frances Oviatt: John born May 11, 1664; Hester, born March 20, 1665/6; Amy born Feb 10, 1667/8; Frances born Nov 1, 1669; Samuel born Nov 24, 1672; Abigail born Aug 17, 1674; Thomas born Aug 20, 1677. 


The Will of Colonel Samuel Eells

October 28, 1752, twelve days after the will of his wife Rebecca was probated, he made his will, which with the Court record is here given in full :

"At a Court of Probate Held at New Haven March 20*. 1753

Mefs": Sam": Eells, John Eells & Nath": Eells Ex": of the laft Will & Testament of y" Honor*"' Sam": Eells late of Milford Esq^ deC^, exhibited s'^: Instrum': in this Court, the Witnefses to which being sworn before Roger Newton Esq. Afs': y" Same is accepted as proved in Court & approved for Record.

s'^. Ex": accept s*^. Truft.

In the Name of God Amen, the laft Will & Teftam*. of Sam" : Eells of Milford in the County of New Haven in y*' Colony of Connect': in New England

I Sam" : Eells af ores'^ : being in Comfortable Health & perfect memory and Understanding, not knowing how Short my time may be in the world, I do hereby make this my laft Will & Testam': in manner & form following firft I give my Soul into the Hands of God thro: Jesus Chrift my Redeem', and my Body to a decent Burial according to y" Discretion of my Ex", hereafter named, & as to y' worldly Estate I have, I do hereby give & bequeath as followeth. —

Item. I Give unto my Son Sam" : Eells besides what I have given before, all y" Reft of my Land in the Hill Lott, so Called, and Barn Lott, so Called, & all my Land below the Hill & all my Swamp Land & my Sword to him & his Heirs for ever, also my Coat & Waftcoat w"": the Silver Buttons & my silver Shoe Buckells & gold Buttons & all the pewter Dishes y' was his Mothers marked with T. O.

Item. I Give to my Son. John Eells besides what I have already given him, my Gunn & Silver Watch & one hundred & fourty pounds old Tenor out of my Estate : also I give him my Jack & Spit to him & his Heirs for ever.

Item. I Give unto my Son Nath": Eells besides what I have already given him, my Houfe & Homelot where I dwell (upon Condition y' he pay to my Son John Eells one hundred & fourty pounds old Tenor) and to his Heirs for ever when my juft Debts are paid, the Reft of my Estate to be equally divided between my three Sons Sam": Eells, John Eells, Nath": Eells, & that my Ex'": receive & pay my juft Debts : and I do hereby appoint my three Sons Sam":, John & Nath": to be the Ex: of this my laft Will & Testam*: In witnefs y' this is my laft Will & Testam*: I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal in Miford Ocf: 28"": 1752. new Stile

Signed, sealed & declared by y*' s'^ Sam": Sam"-"-. Eei.i^ [Seal] Eells to be his last Will & Testam'.

In presence of

Peter Perit

Peleg Baldwin

Peter Pond'"

Source: "The Eells family of Dorchester, Massachusetts : in the line of Nathaniel Eells of Middleton, Connecticut, 1633-1821 : with notes on the Lenthall family"

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Col. Samuel Eells's Timeline

April 2, 1660
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
September 2, 1666
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
October 1698
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, CT, USA
April 11, 1703
Age 36
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
July 22, 1705
Age 38
Milford, Connecticut, USA
July 1705
Age 38