Cyndy, Thanks so much for the info. Regarding the children of David & Mary (Chapin) Sampson, I have Eleanor with the 16 April 1732 bapt. date, and I don't have listed a daughter Deborah. I'll have to investigate more. I have the date of 5 Jul 1753 as Eleanor's marriage to Joseph Farnum recorded in Plymouth. (Joseph was the son of Jonathan Farnum/Farnham and Ann Robins, both born in Boston.)
Charles Sampson and his wife Mary Church removed from the Scituate area and came to Waldoboro, Maine, which is the next town to me. There were number of Mass. south shore residents who came to Waldoboro in the mid to late 1750s due to the fact that many member of the German colony there left and went to one of the Carolinas to a Moravian Mission. These south shore families came and bought up the vacant farms. Anyway, the Sampson family was a rather prominent family in the early days of Waldoboro. I don't think the name exists there anymore, but there are probably many descendants still around.
The Farnhams came to Boothbay (also near me) about 1767. Both areas were well known for their early shipbuilding and commerce. There's an area of Boothbay referred to as Farnham Point (it was called Farnham's Neck in early days and that's more precise because it is a "neck") The area is all heavily wooded now with a dirt road which leads to numerous very large summer homes. Right on the side of the road is a small cemetery with mostly natural field stones for grave markers and that's were the early Farnham's are buried. The name Farnham is still plentiful in Boothbay!
I noticed in my notes that I jotted down that Eleanor Chapin Farnham was sometimes referred to in records and "Helena." I can't remember just where I picked that up.
My line continues with Joseph and Eleanor's daughter Eleanor who married David Linnekin of Boothbay. They moved a bit up the coast to St. George, Maine where their daughter Mary "Polly" Linnekin married John Clark. My line thengoes through their son Andrew Clark and then it follows the maternal line all the way to my mother. Lots of surnames along the way!!