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Samuel Munson, Sr.

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Death: circa January 10, 1693 (45-53)
Wallingford Center, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Munson and Joanna Munson
Husband of Martha Sherman
Father of Thomas Munson; Martha Elcock; Ensign Samuel Munson; Capt. John Munson; Capt. Theophilus Munson and 9 others
Brother of Mary Anne Stebbins (Munson); Elizabeth Higginbotham and Hannah Tuttle

Occupation: Shoemaker and Tanner, congressman, Planter, Founder of Wallingford, King Philip's War, shoemaker and freeman in 1669
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About Samuel Munson, Sr.

Samuel (son of Thomas) bp. 7 Aug. 1643 "Samuell Munson ye Sonn of Thomas Munson was Baptised 7th 6 month '43" First Church Records; m. 26 Oct. 1665 Martha dau. of William and Alice (Pritchard) Bradley

"Samuell Munson & Martha Bradly were Married by Mr Gilbert octob. 26tb 65"

Town Rec. he d. in 1693, between Jan. 10 and March 2, 1693.

Shoemaker (and tanner); Cong. ; res. New Haven, Wallingford, New Haven, Ct.

Children :

  • i. -"Borne Martha, daughter of Samuell Munson, May 6, 67"—New Haven Town Records
  • ii. " Samuelle, sonne of Samuell Munson, Feb 28, 1668," j. e., 1669 — N. H. T. Rec.
  • iii. "Thomas, sonne of Samuell Munson, was borne the I2th of March 1670," i.e., 1671 — N. H. T. Rec.
  • iv. "John* sonne of Samuell Munson, was borne 28th of January 1672," i.e., 1673 — N. H. T. Rec.
  • v. "Theophilus, son of Samuell Munson, was borne 1 of September 1675" — N. H. T. Rec.
  • vi. "Joseph Munson son of Sam & Martha Munson, borne 1 November 1677" — Wallingford Town Rec.
  • vii. "Stephen Munson son of Sam & Martha Munson borne 5 December 1679" — Wall. T. Rec.
  • viii. "Caleb, son of Samuell Munson, borne 19th of November 1682" — New Haven T. Rec.
  • ix. "Joshua, son of SamH Munson, was borne 7th Febr. 1684" — N. H. T. Rec.
  • x. "Israell, son of Samuell Munson, was borne 6th day of March 1686," i.e.1687 — N. H. T. Rec.; bp. at First Ch. 17 April 1687 ; never mentioned again; he had d. before 18 June 1697, at which date Joshua3was said to be "the youngest" son of Samuel.


The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

6. Joseph Tuttle, bap. in New Haven, Nov. 22, 1649; m. May 2, 1667, Hanna, dau. of Capt. Thomas Munson.* b. June 11, 1648. ........................

Thomas Munson came in the Elizabeth to Boston in 1634; rem. to Hartford and was of the Hartford Contingent under Capt. Mason at the destruction of the Pequot Fort. (See Hartford in the Olden Times); rem. to New Haven, 1642; offered one-third of an unclaimed allotment in the Governor's Wuarter on conditions that he never complied with, namely, that he would build a house thereon and devote himself to making wheels and ploughs for the good of the colony. In 1669 he was a commissioner with Samuel Bishop and three others, to meet five commisioners from Branford, to establish boundaries. In 1675 he commanded the New Haven troops who, at Norrituck, defended the plantation against the Indians. His military rank was Capt. He was representative in the General Assembly 24 sessions from 1666 to 1683; d. 1685; inv. (english pound)270. An agreement for distribution, signed June in, 1685, by Samuel Munson, Richard Higginbottom and Joseph Tuttle; movable divided between Elizabeth Higginbottom and Hannah Tuttle. His s. SAMUEL m. MARTHA, dau. of Wm. BRADLEY of Guilford. His dau. Elizabeth m. Richard Higginbottom.

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. Volume IV Adams. (The Munson Line).

(II) Samuel , son of Thomas Munson , was baptized August 7, 1643, and married, October 26, 1665, Martha, daughter of William and Alice (Pritchard) Bradley. After his death, between January 10 and March 2, 1693, she married (second) 1694, Eliasaph Preston, 1758 born 1643 , died 1707, schoolmaster, second town clerk, and deacon of Wallingford. She married (third) Matthew Sherman.

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. Volume IV Adams (The Munson Line).

Samuel Munson was made a freeman of New Haven in 1667, and in 1670 was one of the founders of the new plantation of Wallingford, Connecticut. He signed the agreement relative to the founding of the same, and was assigned one of the original houselots in the new town, besides a river or farm lot. April 6, 1671, he was present at the first town meeting, and April 29, 1673, also in 1674, was chosen selectman. June 17, 1674, he was made drummer. October 19, 1675, during King Philip's war, he was chosen ensign by the court at Hartford, and November 25 colony agent. In 1679 he was chosen the first schoolmaster of Wallingford, and in 1684 was made rector of Hopkins Grammar School. In the years 1676-80 he was auditor, and in 1677-78-80-81-92 he was lister. In 1680-81 he was again selectman, and in 1692 constable. The administration of his estate was given to his widow Martha and his son John.

Children: Martha, born May 6, 1667; Samuel, mentioned below; Thomas, March 12, 1670-71; John, January 28, 1672-73; Theophilus, September 10, 1675; Joseph, November 1, 1677; Stephen, December 5, 1679; Caleb, November 19, 1682; Joshua, February 7, 1684-85; Israel, March 6, 1686-87.


II. Samuel Munson, born August 7, 1643, according to the New Haven First Church record, was married according to the town record October 26, 1665, to Martha, daughter of William and Alice (Pritchard) Bradley. Samuel died in 1693 in Wallingford, Connecticut. He was deputy from New Haven to the General Court of Connecticut, 1665, 1678, 1680, 1683. Samuel Munson with thirty-eight others of New Haven founded Wallingford, Connecticut. The General Court of Hartford on May 12, 1669, "doe grant liberty to make a village on the East River." Among the names signed to the agreement appear those of Samuel Munson, Thomas Yale, Thomas Curtis, Samuel Peck and John Peck, Joseph Benham, John Brockett and Nathaniel How. A record of the General Court October 19, 1675, reads: "This court confirms Samuel Munson ensigne Wallingford Traine Band."


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Samuel Munson

Name: Samuel Munson

Birth Date: 1643

Birthplace: Connecticut

Volume: 122

Page Number: 490

Reference: A genealogical dict. of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692. By James Savage. Boston. 1861. (4v.)v.3:257 Trowbridge fam. Des. Of Thom. Trowbridge, of New Haven, Ct. By Fred. Will. Chapman. New Haven, Ct. 1872. (461p.):247


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Samuel Munson

Name: Samuel Munson

Gender: Male

Birth Place: CT

Birth Year: 1643

Spouse Name: Martha Bradley

Spouse Birth Place: CT

Spouse Birth Year: 1648

Marriage Year: 1665

Marriage State: CT

Number Pages: 1

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Samuel Munson, Sr.'s Timeline

June 7, 1643
New Haven, , Ct
July 1643
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
August 7, 1643
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
August 7, 1643
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
May 6, 1667
Age 23
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
February 28, 1668
Age 24
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
January 28, 1672
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
September 10, 1675
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
November 6, 1677
Age 34
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)