John, son of Stephen and Elizabeth (unknown) Samson, was born at Duxbury, MA on August 17, 1688. He is the grandson of Mayflower passenger Henry Samson.
He married Priscilla, daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Pabodie) Bartlett, on December 31, 1718. She is a descendant of Mayflower passengers John Alden, William and Love Brewster, William and Priscilla Mullins and Richard Warren.
John lost his wife Priscilla on July 7, 1758 at 61 years old. He remained a widow until his death.
John died intestate on January 26, 1770 at the age of 81. His son John was appointed administrator on March 5, 1770; adm. bond of 500 pounds was paid by John Samson of Duxbury, Nathaniel Clap, Esq. of Scituate, and Melatiah Dillingham of Hanover. Inventory and division of estate are missing from file.
John and Priscilla (Bartlett) Samson resided in Duxbury where they had nine children:
Lusanna, born 30 April 1720; married Peleg Wadsworth.
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↑ Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, John Bradley Arthaud, MD, FASG, et. al., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Richard Warren, Volume 18, Part 2 of 3, 2nd Ed., (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2011), p. 4.
↑Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 1620, Volume Twenty-Four, Part 3, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster Through His Children Patience, Fear, and Love, Generations 5 and 6, by Barbara Lambert Merrick, edited by John Bradley Arthaud, previewed by Peggy M. Baker, published in 2019 by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 4 Winslow Street, Plymouth, MA 02360, page 146
Robert Moody Sherman, FASG, Ruth Wilder Sherman, FASG, comps., Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Henry Samson, Volume 20, Part 1 of 3, (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), p. 28
Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes, comp., Alicia Crane Williams, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, John Alden, Volume 16, Part 1 of 5, (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002), pp. 238-240
Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 1, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1998), 182.
Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Mayflower 500: Five Hundred Notable Descendants of the Founding Families on the Mayflower, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2020), 175, 191.
Wakefield, Robert S., ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 20, Part 1, Henry Samson, Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants (2000), 9, 28.
Williams, Alicia Crane, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants (1 999), 71, 238-240, 615.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: