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Samuel Tubbs

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, U.S.A
Death: Died in New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Tubbs and Mercy Tubbs
Husband of Mary Tubbs (Willey)
Father of Bethia Chapman; MARY Crocker; Samuel Tubbs, Jr.; William Tubbs; Joanna Atwell/Budington/Blythe and 7 others
Brother of Bethia Hanmore and William Tubbs, Jr.
Half brother of Benjamin Tubbs and Joseph Tubbs

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
Last Updated:

About Samuel Tubbs

Samuel Tubbs 1st. was a soldier in King Phillip's War 1878, receiving forhis services a grant of land at Valuntown, Conn. He was a shoemaker by trade. Marriage dates also shown as 1666 or 1670 in New London County, CT

Samuel was named first in his father's will, hence was clearly the eldest surviving son and probably the eldest child; thus we infer his date of birth as being a year of so after his parents marriage. (All early Duxbury records have been lost, so no birth records exist.) On 31 May 1696 "the Widow Tubbs and Three od her children were baptized, one being named Dorcas." Yet as late as 8 March 1692/3 Samuel, of Hadam (sic), sold "all that my house and land which I lately lived on within the township of New London" to John Edgecomb. (LR 5-155). Samuel probably was interred in the Cove Burial Yard in East Haddam which was opened before 1693. (Jonathan Twiss, a descendant believes he found a stone there in 1987 marked "S T"). The Cove Burial Yard remained as the only depository of the dead for Moodus, East Haddam, Millington, and Hadlyme until about 1724-5 when the Second Burial Yard was opened in the Hadlyme Churchyard. A correction was received from Jonathan Twiss on 30Sept2007 regarding the Hadlyme Churchyard Burial Yard and we copy that here... "Actually the Second Yard opened ca 1718 or earlier as there is a fieldstone dated that year and is not located in the Hadlyme Churchyard. It is located deep in the woods and is not easily found. The road that led to this old burying ground is no longer in use. The Hadlyme Churchyard opened about 1742-3. So we are talking about two old burying grounds."

Samuel appeared in New London in 1664 when, as a non-resident, he requested and was granted permission to remain. This was the year things were coming to a head between his parents, when his mother left Plymouth Colony. In 1671 Samuel was among the participants in a contest between the towns of New London and Lyme which ended in a riot, he taking the New London side. He was also among the Connecticut volunteers in King Philip's War in 1676. For that service, the Colony Assembly in 1696 granted the volunteers lands at Voluntown; however the actual grants were not made until some ten years later. Samuel was a witness to the will of John Liveen of New London, dated 6 Oct. 1689, entered 6 Mar, 1690/1. (File #3236) This will was contested with the witness' statements, not including Samuel, taken in 1698-9.

Samuel was a "shewmaker" and/or farmer on various deeds. He first purchased from William Chappell on 7 Nov. 1679 the land at Mill Brook that he sold in 1693 to Edgecomb (above). Seven weeks later on 24 Dec. he bought property at Close Cove from Richard Haughton, of New London. This latter may have been the widow's home when she returned to New london for it remained in the family until his grandson Samuel sold it 27 November 1734 to Samuel Beebe (query: was this Beebe the husband of Sarah Tubbs?). The land at Voluntown was granted posthumously so Samuel himself had no deeds there, but when his heirs sold property there, until about 1750, he was referred to as "Mr. Samuel Tubbs of Haddam, more late called East Haddam". Samuel probably moved in late 1692 or early 1693nalong with the Willeys and the Hungerfords.

Samuel married at New London before June 1666 Mary Willey, born there circa 1648; died there after 20 July 1729 when the Church made "c contri-bution to the Widow Tubbs". Her death may also be indicated in the sale of the Close Cove property by (her grandson) Samuel. The marriage is dated by the Court appearance in June 1666 of Samuel Tubbs and his wife on charges of fornication, thus indicating the birth of a child in April or May. 1 Birth: 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA 1 Death: BEF 31 MAY 1696 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 1 Burial: Cove Burial Grounds, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 1 Occupation: farmer and shoemaker 1

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Samuel Tubbs's Timeline

Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, U.S.A
May 14, 1671
Age 33
New London, Connecticut, United States
May 14, 1671
Age 33
New London, Connecticut
July 16, 1672
Age 34
New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
May 3, 1674
Age 36
New London, Connecticut
Age 42
New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
September 6, 1682
Age 44
Lyme, New London, CT
Age 47
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 3, 1687
Age 49
New London, CT, USA