Samuel is the son of Deacon Joseph and Dorothy (Worcester/Wooster) Dakin. He is the grandson of Thomas Dakin who settled in Concord before 1650. He married Mercy Minott, the daughter of Col. James and Rebeccah (Wheeler) Minott, on 13 Dec 1722 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts. They settled in the north end of Sudbury near the road to Concord after 1727. Among their children are:
In May of 1758, Capt. Dakin received an order from Ebenezer Nichols to be present with his company at Worcester on the 25th, and to furnish his men with "Bounty for Biliting". From Worcester, the company proceeded to Fort Edward. On Thursday, 20 Jul 1758, Dakin and 10 of his men were scouting at Half-Way Brook (near Fort Edward) when they were attacked by Indians. They were able to alert the Fort but did not make it back alive. Among the 14 men killed in that rout were Capt. Samuel Dakin, Capt. Ebenezer Jones, Lieut. Samuel Curtis, and Ens. Davis. They were buried in a single grave just inside the Fort.
The following epitaph of Captain Dakin was written by his orderly Sergeant William Rice, Esq., who was his orderly sergeant:
"Good by, Capt. Dakin Samuell, In a battle near Lake George he fell".ry.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Samuel: