Elijah, the son of John and Priscilla (Bartlett) Samson, was born in Duxbury, MA on June 7, 1734 and died there the 12th or 16th of March 1805 in his 72nd year. He married Ruth Bradford in Duxbury on September 3, 1761. Ruth, the daugther of Gamaliel and Abigail (Bartlett) Bradford, was born on July 5, 1743 and died there on April 22, 1812 in her 69th year. She is a descendant of Pilgrims John Alden, William Bradford, William Brewster, Thomas Rogers and Richard Warren.
The will of Gamaliel Bradford of Duxbury dated April 24, proved July 6, 1779, mentions daughter Ruth Samson.
Robert Moody Sherman, Ruth Wilder Sherman, comps., Robert S. Wakefield, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Henry Samson, Volume 20, Part 1 of 3, (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), pp. 28, 98-99
Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 145 (birth); p. 298 (marriage); p. 409 (death and cemetery)
Susan E Roser, comp., Mayflower Births & Deaths, 2 Volumes, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), vol. 2, p. 264
John Adams Vinton, The Giles Memorial, (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, printers, 1864), p. 392-393
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 February 2021), memorial page for Elijah Sampson (7 Jun 1734–12 Mar 1805), Find A Grave: Memorial #142185009, citing Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by John Glassford (contributor 47271570) .
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
Warren Silver Book, Richard Warren of the Mayflower, Fifth Generation, Volume Eighteen, Part 2, Second Edition, Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2011, Page 5
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