Rev. Samuel Arnold, Jr.

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Reverend Samuel Arnold, Jr.

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Rochester, Plymouth Colony
Death: February 11, 1709 (59)
Rochester, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Arnold and Elizabeth Arnold
Husband of Sarah Arnold (Holmes)
Father of Mary Hammond; Sarah Vincent Dexter (Arnold); Rev. Samuel Arnold, III; Joseph Arnold and Hannah Bryant
Brother of Elizabeth Holmes and Seth Arnold

Occupation: Reverend
Managed by: Carol Beth Ferrara
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About Rev. Samuel Arnold, Jr.

Rev. Samuel Arnold was born on 9 May 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts and died on 11 Feb 1708/09 in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Will: May 5, 1707, Written, proved-30 March 1709.

Parents: Rev. Samuel Arnold (b. 1622 England-?) and Elizabeth (b. abt 1627).


  1. abt 1671 to Sarah Holmes. She was born Abt 1645, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts and died Aft 1709, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

4 children include:

  1. Mary Arnold, b. 24 Mar 1673/74, Providence, Providence Co., RI d. 3 Aug 1756, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT married John Hammond of Rochester (1663-1649); 9 children.
  2. Sarah Arnold, born ca. 1674 in Rochester, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1732; married Benjamin Dexter (1669-1732); 11 children.
  3. Samuel Arnold, III, b. Abt 1676
  4. Elizabeth Arnold, b. Abt 1678

Family Notes

There is much confusion on this family which appears to be a combination of a Samuel Arnold married to a Sarah Holmes and a Samuel Arnold married to a Sarah Webb. The result is a family with children born over a 60 year period from 1672 to 1732. I believe this to represent two different families and probably two different Samuel Arnolds. This Sarah Holmes is widely credited as having married Samuel Arnold, son of Rev Samuel and Elizabeth Arnold. However, there are many inconsistencies in this connection. Sarah is listed as being born in 1646 and as dying in 1654 with a marriage date fo Samuel Arnold in 1671 with children born in years following. Other records show Samuel as marrying Sarah Webb but many of those records indicate that Sarah Webb's husband, Samuel Arnold was not born until 1688/89. All records involving these individual should be regarded with caution. (Sprague)


  • Occupation: 2nd Minister, Rochester, Massachusetts



  1. 1991, Sarah Holmes, NEHGR 145:374
  2. Dexter Fam, 1905 pg 19
  3. FTM CD194, CC Lib. Vol.II, pg 1012
  4. FTM CD203, Plym Co. VR's pg 122
  5. 1853, Early Hist.Marshfield, NEHGR 7:277
  6. [S93] Correspondent: Gibson, Helen, Note of August 5th, 2002.
  7. [S93] Correspondent: Gibson, Helen, note of August 8, 2002.
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Rev. Samuel Arnold, Jr.'s Timeline

May 9, 1649
Rochester, Plymouth Colony
May 1672
Age 22
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
Rochester, MA, USA
Age 26
Probably Rochester, Plymouth Colony
February 11, 1709
Age 59
Rochester, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
October 11, 1718
Age 59
Rochester, Plymouth, Mass
January 7, 1933
Age 59
January 7, 1933
Age 59
January 19, 1933
Age 59