Betsey (or Elizabeth?) SAMPSON (~1768-1844) Kingston MA

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What was her birth name? Was she a Sampson (or Samson) by birth or previous marriage prior to marriage to [[Sampson-1736 | Howland Sampson]]?

She is buried in Kingston, Massachusetts, with an Old Burial Ground gravestone inscription: widow of Howland Sampson died 16 April 1842, 74th year (other records indicate death was 18 April)  She would have been about 32 when she married Howland Sampson in 1800.  She has special interest to me as the source of my mitochondrial DNA.
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Howland Sampson


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Birth: 1754

Death: Jul. 5, 1840


From Kingston Town Hall Records:

• Howland, Jul 5, 1840, 86 yrs

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Elizabeth Sampson (1768 - 1842)*


Eleanor T. Sampson (1816 - 1816)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial: Old Burying Ground

Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA

Plot: Sampson

Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332

Record added: Jul 25, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 39849897

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Is there a connection to John Howland who came over on the Mayflower? If so, a five generation book of descendants might offer some insight as to Elizabeth's maiden name.
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Maybe her maiden name was Sampson. I have ancestors who were distant cousins each with the Conant last name. They married and had a boy and a girl, each named after one of the parents. They were Silvanus and Silvia Conant. 

Elizabeth Samson

Massachusetts, Births and Christenings

Name: Elizabeth Samson

Gender: Female

Birth Date: 03 Mar 1768

Birthplace: Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Father's Name: John Samson

Mother's Name: Elizabeth Samson

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02933-0 , System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy , GS Film number: 945015 , Reference ID: p108

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"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," Database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 June 2015), Elizabeth Samson, 03 Mar 1768; citing Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, p108; FHL microfilm 945,015.

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