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Samuel Scofield (1716 - 1799)

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Samuel Scofield
Born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
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Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Samuel Scofield, son of Joseph and Eunice (Buxton) Scofield, was born 26 Dec 1716 in Newfield (Stamford), Fairfield, CT. [1] He died at the age of 84 on 13 December 1799 in Stamford, CT. His will was probated 27 February 1800.

While a bachelor, Samuel purchased 30 acres on Newfield Ridge, Stamford, Ct on Jan 9, 1736. [2] Samuel Scofield became a prominent landowner and a prosperous farmer. On May 4, 1779 he was one of the petitioners to establish the North Stamford Parish

On March 1, 1743, Samuel Scofield married Elizabeth Ambler, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Morehouse) Ambler of Stamford. Their children are:

  • Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr 1750
  • Sarah, b. 27 Mar 1752
  • Neazer, b. 22 May 1754
  • Hannah, b. 08 Apr 1756 (twin)
  • Stephen, b. 08 Apr 1756 (twin)
  • David, b. 18 Sep 1764
  • Ezekiel, b. 30 Jul 1767

Secondly, Samuel married Mrs. Deborah Weed, a widow. [3]


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 November 2015), Samuel Scofield, 26 Dec 1716; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. "Connecticut Ancestry," Vol 42, #1 Aug 1999, Pg 10: John Davenport of the town of Stamford for 190 pounds paid by Samuel Scofield son to Joseph Scofield deceased of Stamford sold 30 acres of land lying near and upon the upper end of Newfield ridge bounded on the west by Newfield highway, the North by the high way and on the other sides by John Davenports land signed by John Davenport on this 9th day of January 1737. Witnessed by Samuel Hait and Abraham Davenport.

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