no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

John (Samson) Sampson (1688 - aft. 1770)

John Sampson formerly Samson
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Dominion of New Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 Dec 1718 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2009
This page has been accessed 1,400 times.
The Mayflower.
John (Samson) Sampson was related to a passenger on the Mayflower.
Join: Mayflower Project
Discuss: mayflower



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 BREWSTER, LOVE BREWSTER, WILLIAM MULLINS, PRISCILLA MULLINS, AND RICHARD WARREN.

They resided at Duxbury where they had nine children: Lusanna, Zilpah, John, Priscilla, Elizabeth, John, Elisha, Sylvanus, and Elijah.

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. ------------------------------------------

Mayflower Profile Checklist (Temporary)

The Mayflower project will be updating this profile. We encourage you to help where you can. Would you like to join your Mayflower Family team? Contact Anne B

Use the check list to evaluate each profile. As tasks are completed, mark them done. When the whole list is complete, leave a comment on the profile stating it's checked. '''=== Mayflower Project Checklist Completed ===''' will be added to profiles after the Sources section and before Acknowledgements.

General housekeeping

  • Does the profile belong in the Project?
  • Project box in place - Mayflower Family Member or Mayflower Passenger -
  • Mayflower Project as manager? Other managers are ok also.
  • Duplicates?
  • Are the categories appropriate?
  • When you think you've completed your work on the profile, check the Suggestions for it using the pull-down menu at the top of the profile that is headed by the profile ID (ex: MacIntyre-123). Solve any issues listed. (or mention them in the comment section.

Data section

  • Data Correct? birth date and place, parents, marriage date and place, death date and place. Pay close attention to before, after, estimate, exact. Do they agree with what's in the bio?
    • If no children, check the box. If no more children/siblings, check the box.
    • There is on the marriage page a place to click no spouse.
  • Check the appropriate certainty and confidence buttons and no middle name if appropriate (it usually will be before 1700).

Biography Section

  • Good Bio?
    • Are there sentences with clear sources for the data points?
    • Does the bio agree with the data points?
    • If a marriage is mentioned in the bio is it also in the Data section?
    • Inline citations? Help page Inline Citations. If still confused ask.
  • Good Sources? There are plenty of primary sources for passengers and children and good secondary sources. Ancestry trees, Millenium file, Yates Pub., Find a grave indexes, Find a Grave without stones are not acceptable.
  • Children list (sourced)? Each profile of a person who had children should have a list of those children at the end, (with some identifying fact). One secondary source for the list is fine. Their profiles will have better sourcing.
    • Are the children attached the ones on the list? Do the facts agree?



  • 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

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is John your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message private message a profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
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: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with John:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 1

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Samson-681 and Samson-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same family line
posted by Dora (Winter) Furlong

S  >  Samson  |  S  >  Sampson  >  John (Samson) Sampson

Categories: Mayflower Project Samson Family Work List | Mayflower Family Member