Capt. Samuel Ruggles was born in Nazeing, England in 1629. He came to Roxbury in 1637, with his parents, Thomas and Mary, and sister Sarah, their brother John having come two years before in the “Hopewell” with Philip Elliot. Samuel was 8 and Sarah 10 years of age at this time.
In the "10th day, 11 month, 1654" (January 10, 1654/55) Samuel married Hannah Fowle,the marriage was recorded in Cambridge. Hannah Fowle was the only daughter of George Fowle an emigrant settler in Charlestown. Hannah, died 24 October 1669. They had eight children.
Samuel married second, Anna Bright on May 26, 1670 at Roxbury.Anderson in "The Great Migration Begins" calls her "Hannah." Her sister Beriah, married Isaac, the brother of Hannah Fowle. Anna died 5 September, 1777 aged 67.
Samuel is listed as a Lieutenant at Roxury in 1675and at the time of his death he was known as "Captain."
Samuel died August 15, 1692, aged 63 in Roxburyand was buried at Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury. The cemetery is also known as Eustis Street Cemetery. His memorial has photos of headstones, a biography and links to those of family members.
↑ 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.) "Registration of Pedigrees" (1912) Vol. 43, p. 291.subscribers$
↑ 3.03.1 Torrey. "New England Marriages to 1700." Vol. 2, p. 1311. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.subscribers$
↑ 4.04.1 Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).see marriages of Hanna Fowles and Anna Bright. Roxbury Vol. 2, p. 349.link for subscribers
↑ The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Sketch of Henry Bright. p. 242.subscribers$
↑ Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013
↑ 7.07.1 Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).death of Samuel Ruggles. Roxbury Vol.2, p. 628.link
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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.
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