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.
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
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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.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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