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"Mayflower Passenger" Samuel Eaton

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: England or Holland
Death: October 29, 1684 (64-65)
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger and Sarah Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Elizabeth Eaton and Martha Crossman, widow Eaton
Father of Francis Eaton; John Eaton; Dau 2 Eaton; Eaton; Sarah Bumpasse and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Eaton
Half brother of Rachel Ramsden; Benjamin Edson Eaton; Christopher "Ideote" Eaton; unk. died young Eaton and Martha Eaton

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About Samuel Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger

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.


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.


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."

From Wikitree:

Samuel Eaton (abt. 1620 - bef. 1684) Samuel Eaton was a passenger on the Mayflower.


Samuel Eaton Born about 1620 in England

ANCESTORS

Son of Francis Eaton and Sarah (Unknown) Eaton Brother of Rachel (Eaton) Ramsden [half], Benjamin Eaton [half] and Christopher Eaton [half] Husband of Martha (Billington) Crossman — married 10 Jan 1661 [location unknown]

DESCENDANTS

Father of Sarah (Eaton) Bump, Samuel Eaton and Mercy (Eaton) Fuller Died before 29 Oct 1684 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap Profile managers: Becky Syphers private message [send private message], Mayflower Project WikiTree private message [send private message], Toby Rockwell private message [send private message], and Douglas Coldwell private message [send private message] Profile last modified 3 Jul 2018 | Created 11 Sep 2010 This page has been accessed 1,901 times. Categories: Mayflower Passengers.

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Name

Name: Samuel /Eaton/[1] Birth

Date: 1620 Place: England Event

Type: Arrival Date: 1620 Place: Massachusetts[1] Death

Date: BEF 29 OCT 1684 Place: Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts [1] Samuel was an infant, a suckling child as a passenger on the Mayflower. His mother died the winter of 1621. He was cared for by Elinor Billington, who is described as "plain but kind hearted." (The Women of the Mayflower... p 127.)

It can be assumed that Eaton's second wife took care of him during her time of marriage. When he married Christian Penn Samuel would have been 4-5 years old. He was 13 when his father died and about 14 when he moved in with Francis Billington when he married his stepmother. At 16 he was apprenticed for 7 years.

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Public Member Trees. Ancestry.com The women of the Mayflower and women of Plymouth colony by Noyes, Ethel J. R. C. (Ethel Jane Russell Chesebrough). Memorial Press, Plymouth, Mass, 1921. p127, 135 Note: I have not found anything about the author or evidence of citations. The Forward is written by Anne Rogers Minor, President General, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mayflower History Web Site, http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/FrancisEaton.php Personal E-Mail from Wayne Dyer diatribe@charter.net, Groton, Vermont WikiTree profile Eaton-708 created through the import of Tom.ged on Jun 1, 2011 by Tom Elliott. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tom and others. WikiTree profile Eaton-1479 created through the import of Rockwell Family Tree.ged on Oct 9, 2012 by Toby Rockwell. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Toby and others.

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Samuel Eaton, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1619
1619
England or Holland
1620
August 1620
Age 1
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; Immigration: from Egland on the "Mayflower"
1648
1648
Age 29
1650
1650
Age 31
1651
1651
Age 32
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA