Deacon Samuel Hemingway

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Samuel Hemingway

Birthplace: Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph Hemingway, of Roxbury and Elizabeth Hemingway
Husband of Sarah Hemingway
Father of Sarah C. Goodsell Fisher; Samuel Hemingway; Mary Finch; Abigail Holt; Hannah Howe and 5 others
Brother of Ruth Hemingway; John Hemingway; Joshua Hemenway, I; Elizabeth Holbrook; Mary ( Mary ) Hemingway and 4 others

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About Deacon Samuel Hemingway

Samuel's father Ralph was active in town affairs and a member of the Roxbury Church. He brought a large property with him, and in 1638 was one of the largest taxpayers and land owners in Roxbury. His wife was also wealthy. Samuel, the eldest, settled in New Haven, and later removed to East Haven in 1662 where he married Sarah Cooper, daughter of John Cooper, agent of the Iron Works in New Haven. The Iron Works in New Haven were sold in 1681 to Samuel by Capt. Thomas Clark of Boston,, the sale completed through William Andrews. The Iron Works and land (360 acres) were the first manufacturing begun in Connecticut, and stayed in the Hemingway family for 200 years, until the death of John Hemingway IV, who left minor children. It is unknown why Capt. Clark sold the Iron Works, but there was a great mortality in the village in 1679, and the death of the principal workman, Ralph Russell may have precipitated the sale.

We find him a very busy and influential man, serving the town in many, and some difficult, capacities, such as settling boundary questions, securing mill grants, revising village records, selectman, looking after village grants and priveleges, town clerk and other minor duties. He was a neat and handsome penman.His house was not far from the furnace, and as he was interested in the milling business probably never changed it. He was the first man to send a son to Yale College. He was rated the third richest man in town, which was only a few pounds less than the highest. He died at age 75, and his sons John and Abraham succeeded him taking his place in town affairs. We have only to look over the town records of East Haven to see the frequency of the Hemingway name in all the varied policies and happenings of the place. _________________________________________________________

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Deacon Samuel Hemingway's Timeline

June 13, 1636
Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 26, 1663
Age 27
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
December 13, 1665
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
July 5, 1666
Age 30
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
February 16, 1670
Age 33
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 14, 1670
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
February 16, 1671
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
May 29, 1675
Age 38
East Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
December 3, 1677
Age 41
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony