Capt. Samuel Ruggles was born June 1, 1658 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Samuel and Hannah (Fowle) Ruggles.
Samuel married July 8, 1680, Martha Woodbridge, the tenth child of Rev. John and Mercy (Dudley) Woodbridge. Martha was born in England about 1660. She spent her school days in. Newbury, Massachusetts, and her married life in Roxbury. She died in Biillerica, Massachusetts, at the home of her son, Rev. Samuel Ruggles, in 1738, aged 78; twenty-three years after the death of her first and only husband.
Samuel died in Feburary 15, 1715 in Roxbury and was buried at Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury. His memorial has photos of his headstone, brief biographical material and links to those of family members.
Children of Samuel and Martha
Samuel b. Dec. 3, 1681, d. March 1, 1749, m (1). , Elizabeth Whiting, m (2). Elizabeth Williams.
Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 16S3, m. Joseph Stevens.
Timothy b. Nov. 3, 1685, m (1). Mary White, m (2). Anna Woodworth.
Hannah b. April 10, 1688, m. William Noyes.
Patience b. Nov. 9, 1689, m. James Robinson, son of Thomas, of Scituate, Mass.
"Five Generations of the Ruggles Lineage", NYGBR Vol. 28 (October 1897), p. 216; The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.); https://www.americanancestors.org/DB437/i/13275/216/236024976 (by subscription)
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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: