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Samuel Wilson

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: August 3, 1697 (44)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Wilson and Elizabeth Cadwell
Husband of Mary Wilson and Mary Hoskins
Father of Elizabeth Wilcoxson; Abigail Alvord and Deacon John Wilson
Brother of Deacon John Wilson
Half brother of Mary Dickins; Thomas Cadwell; William Edmund Cadwell; Matthew Cadwell; Abigail Church and 5 others

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About Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson, born at Farmington. CT 24 June 1653. Younger of the sons of Robert and Elizabeth (Stebbing) Wilson. His death on 3 Aug. 1697 is recorded at Windsor, CT.

Samuel was a babe in arms when his father died, he was only abouy five years old when his mother remarried and he was sent to live with his aunt, Isabelle (Wilson) and her husband William Phelps, Jr. Evidence of the warm affection he received from this childless couple is shown by a deed dated 30 October 1676 whereby William Phelps conveyed to his kinsman, Samuel Wilson, by way of a free gift a parcel of land across from the Phelps dwelling house together with four acres of meadow land.

In 1683 Samuel acknowledged a dividing fence to have been erected by himself and “his brother Griffin about the time of the Indian War when they kept the garrison at my uncle Phelps house”. In 1686 Samuel Wilson and his wife Mary were admitted to membership in the first church in Windsor. He married at Windsor 1 May 1672 Mary Griffin who was born there 1 Mar. 1651/2, daughter of Sgt. John and Anna (Bancroft) Griffin. Mary survived her husband and married second, as his second wife, Anthony Hoskins, born at Dorchester, MA about 1632, died at Windsor 4 Jan. 1707, son of John and Ann (Fyler) Hoskins. There were no children by this marriage.

Mary (Griffin) (Wilson) Hoskins died at Windsor Early in 1734/5. Her will, dated 14 July 1716 and proven on 4 Mar. 1734/5 names her five children; John Wilson, eldest son; Samuel Wilson; Mary Filley; Elizabeth Wilcoks and Abigail Alford. It also mentions “my grand-son Job, who has lived with me” who is to receive his bequest when he becomes twenty-one. The grandson who was mentioned is further identified in a conveyance dated 3 July 1729 which reads in part “I Mary Hoskins, widow, of Windsor, alias Mary Wilson, formerly Mary Griffin, in consideration of ye love, good will, respect and affection that I have and do bear to my grandson, Job Wilson od said Windsor ye son of my daughter Abigail, ye wife of Benedict Alvord”.

Samuel Wilson of Windsor died intestate. His children were listed in his probate as Elizabeth Wilson, age 24 years; Mary Wilson, age 22 years; Abigail Wilson, age 13 years; Samuel Wilson, age 5 years and Mindwell Wilson age 1-1/2 years. Inexplicably John, the eldest son, was not listed although he later receieved his double share of the estate.

On 7 Mar. 1700 Mary, Relict of Samuel Wilson but then the wife of Anthony Hoskins, Sr. presented an administrators accounting which included an item of six pounds for “extraordinary expenses about a young child that died.” This was the daughter of Mindwell as is shown by the distribution of the assets to the heirs on 8 Apr. 1702 with the widow Mary receiving 88 pounds and the Eldest son John receiving 88 pounds while Elizabeth, Mary, Abigail and Samuel each received 44 pounds.

Later relationships within the family are shown by a rather complicated conveyance date 6 Mar. 1712/3.

“Thomas Marshall of Windsor has by way of exchange made over to our brother John Wilson of Windsor one third part of his lot known by the name of the five acre lot for six acres of upland which was set out to us, Elizabeth Wilcoxen, Mary Filley and Abigail Wilson from the estate of our honored father, Samuel Wilson, late of Windsor, deceased; and whereas our honored mother, Mary Hoskins has engaged to pay us the said Elizabeth, Mary and Abigail a valuable price for said six acres in consideration that our brother has made over to our mother that part of the house and homestead which he purchased of Mary Filley, now William Wilcoxen and Elizabeth his wife of Symsbury and John Filley and Mary his wife and Abigail Wilson, all of Windsor thereby sell to Thomas Marshall.”

-The aforesaid is from Five families from Hartford County, Connecticut


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Samuel Wilson's Timeline

June 24, 1653
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
February 24, 1672
Age 18
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 3, 1683
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
May 24, 1686
Age 32
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
August 3, 1697
Age 44
January 28, 1919
Age 44
July 11, 1919
Age 44
May 24, 1964
Age 44