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Samuel Trask (1671 - bef. 1730)

Samuel Trask aka Traske
Born in Salem, Essex, MAmap
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Died before in Salem, Essex, MAmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2014
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September 3, 1739 is the date of the will of Samuel Trask, son of Osmund, so is not a valid date for this profile.

Samuel Trask, son of John and Abigaile, was born August 14, 1671[1]

"Letters of Colonel Thomas Westbrook and Others." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol 47 p 163. Boston: NEHGS, 1893.
In a footnote it is stated that Samuel, son of John, born August 14, 1671, had been captured by the Indians, redeemed by Baron de Castine in 1725, for 10 pistols, married Hannah Steward in 1730 and died in Edgecomb, Maine, August 1789, at the age of 118.

"Descendants of Captain William Trask." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol 56 p 70. Boston: NEHGS, 1902, points out that Samuel Trask did not sign any of the probate documents dated 1730/1731 of John Trask his father. These documents were signed by his siblings, John's heirs. He is not listed as heir in his father's will 1 Nov 1729. This certainly implies, that he was deceased at the time, and therefore not the Samuel captured by the Indians.


  1. Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Volume II – Births. Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1918.
  • Source: S33 Type: Web Site Title: Family Search Author: LDS URL: Data Changed: Date: 20 DEC 2009
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