1604 - 1684
||Henry Samson, (Mayflower)  |
||15 Jan 1604
||Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
||24 Dec 1684
||Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- SAMSON, HENRY -Robert Leigh Ward, "English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson, and Cooper," TAG 52:198, traces Henry Samson back to Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, where he was baptized 15 January 1603/04, the son of James and Martha (Cooper) Samson. Bradford called him a child, and a cousin to Edward and Ann Tilley and to Humility Cooper, all of whom sailed with him an the 1620 Mayflower. In "Henry Sampson's Paternal Grandfather," TAG 56:141, Ward analyzes additional evidence on his grandparents. See also Ward, "The Baronia lAncestry of Henry Sampson, Humility Cooper, and Ann (Cooper)Tilley," TG6:166. In Plymouth Henry Samson married on 6 February 1635 Anne Plummer(PCR 1:36). He was one of the Purchasers and over the years received generous land grants (PCR, passim). He became a freeman before 7 March 1636/37, and he was a volunteer in the Pequot War (PCR 1:53, 61). On 5 January 1640/41 he bought from John Cooke the remaining term of indentureof Philip Davis (PCR 2:6). He served on grand and trial juries, as constable of Duxbury,and as a tax collector, and he assisted in laying out grants of land on behalf of the court (PCR, passim). He made his will 24 December 1684, sworn 5 March 1684/85, and he named his sons Stephen, John, James, and Caleb, and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Robert Sprout; Hannah, wife of Josias Holmes; the wife of John Hanmore; Mary, wife of John Summers; and Dorcas, wife of Thomas Bonney. Mrs. Barclay, "The Early Sampsons," TAG28:1, sorts out some of the confusion over the descendants of Henry and Abraham Samson. An article "Robert 1 Sprout of Scituate, MA, and His Wife Elizabeth Samson," by Robert M. Sherman and Robert S. Wakefield, will appear in TAG 61:200. Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton
||13 Mar 2006 |
||Anne Plummer, b. 1600, , , England , d. 1678-1684 |
||6 Feb 1635
||Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts 
| ||1. Caleb Sampson, b. 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. Aft 9 Jul 1744|
||15 Sep 2006 |
- [S7687] Robert Bartlett of the "Anne" and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c2000), 12 (Reliability: 3).
- [S7747] Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691, Eugene Aubrey Stratton, (Salt Lake City : Ancestry Pub., c1986), Book #974.4 H2s..