Parents of Samuel Scofield, d. 27 Jan 1707, Stamford, CT?

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Hi, I'm trying to determine for certain, the parents of Samuel Scofield, d. 27 Jan 1707, who married Eunice Buxton. Spencer Mead in "Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich..." etc., says that he is brother to Joseph Scofield and son of Daniel Scofield and Abigail Merwin Scofield. The weight of popular opinion on Ancestry.com says different - that he is son of John and Hannah Mead Scofield. I'm inclined to believe Mead but not sure if I'm missing something. See more complete notes about "Husband Confusion" on [[Buxton-182| Eunice Buxton]].

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Tim
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Convincing argument is made by Helen Scofield in article ''The Two Samuel Scofields of Stamford, Conn.'' in The American Genealogist, Volume 11, pages 194-195 that the Samuel, born 10 July 1678 (his birth appears in Stamford records), and died 20 January 1706/7 was the son of John and Hannah (Mead) Scofield. He married Eunice Buxton 10 February 1703/4 (who married his cousin Joseph after his death.)

The second Samuel was the son of Daniel and Abigail (Merwin) Scofield, born sometime after 1680 (his birth is not recorded in Stamford records). A positive proof that this was the son of Daniel and Abigail who survived after the death of his cousin Samuel is that he signed an agreement 29 November 1714 in his father's estate along with his brothers, sisters, and mother Abigail. In 1736 his brother Daniel deeded him on 8 November 1736 a piece of land "that did belong to our honored father Daniel." Samuel married Hannah Weed, born 22 May 1687, the daughter of John and Mary (Unknown) Weed. (''Families of Old Fairfield'', Volume 1, page 653.)

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