This is what I wrote in the Jan/April 2006 issue of the New Hampshire Genealogical Record:
21. SAMUEL5 PINKHAM (Richard4-3), born probably in Dover, New Hampshire, about 1735; died in Madbury likely 28 January 1780 and surely prior to 8 March 1780 when administration on his estate was granted to his widow Lois ; buried in Barrington ; married perhaps firstHANNAH DANIELS ; certainly married to LOIS _____, likely the Lois Pinkham who died in Madbury 16 October 1825.
She is listed as the widow Lois Pinkham in 1787and as a head of a household in 1790.She was sued by Thomas Snell of Barnstead, husbandman on 30 May 1785 in her role as the administratrix of the estate of Samuel Pinkham for an unpaid debt.
Samuel’s placement as a son of Richard4 (Richard3) is made for the following reasons. First, they are buried in the same cemetery in Barrington. Second, Richard deeded land to Samuel abutting his own, although no specific relationship is mentioned. Third, Samuel named a son Richard.
There are four other Samuels that we can identify as different men. Samuel4 (Otis3) is the Dover man whose probate is dated 1778. Samuel5 (James4-3) is not mentioned in his father’s will of 1799. Samuel5 (Tristram4, Richard3) is alive past 1790. Finally, Samuel6 (Abijah5, Thomas4, Richard3), is too young to be this man.
On 8 December 1766, Richard Pinkham of Dover, yeoman, for £100 deeded to Samuel Pinkham of Dover, land in Dover, which abutted Richard’s land and was twenty acres with buildings thereon near to the Durham line and also ten acres of land in Durham in the parish of Lee. No relationship is stated in the deed, which was witnessed by John and Mark Hunking and recorded on 2 March 1770.He is also the Samuel Pinkham, called yeoman of Madbury, in the following lawsuits: against Paul Chesley on 1 August 1768, and again called of Madbury, husbandman, from November 1759 to March 1761 v. Mark Hunking Wentworth of Portsmouth.He bought land of Joseph Hicks on 8 May 1772 described as twenty acres in Lee at a place commonly called “Newtown Plain.”His children were all identified in deeds.
Children of Samuel5 and Hannah (Daniels) or Lois (_____) Pinkham, all born in Madbury:
i. ABIGAIL6 PINKHAM, b. about 1760; either d. in Lexington, Maine, 1 October 1838 or Danville, Vermont, in 1814 ; m. in Madbury 1 April 1779SAMUEL DANIELS. They were living in Loudon on 22 March 1785 when they quitclaimed to Richard Pinkham of Madbury, yeoman, all their right to the estate of Samuel Pinkham, late of Madbury.
ii. SARAH PINKHAM, b. about 1762; m. in Madbury 6 August 1783JONATHAN LEATHERS. They were of Madbury in November 1792 when they quitclaimed to Richard Pinkham of Madbury, yeoman, all their rights to the estate and personal estate of our father Samuel Pinkham, late of said Madbury, deceased, and to the widow thirds of Lois Pinkham, widow of said Samuel Pinkham.
iii. ELIZABETH PINKHAM, b. about 1765; m. DANIEL FOWLER. They were of Loudon on 30 January 1789, when they quitclaimed to Richard Pinkham of Madbury, yeoman, their right to the estate of Samuel Pinkham, late of Madbury, deceased.
iv. SAMUEL PINKHAM, b. 1 September 1768; d. in Industry, Maine, 4 December 1838 ; m. in Barrington in November 1789SARAH CHESLEY, b. 20 November 1770,d. in Industry 26 February 1838.Samuel of Lee, husbandman, for £100 paid by Richard Pinkham of Madbury, husbandman, gave all right and interest that “I have by heirship or purchase from any person or persons whomsoever to my home where said Samuel lives and that belonged to my father Samuel Pinkham deceased.”Samuel Pinkham of Lee, husbandman, for $370 paid by Richard Pinkham of Madbury, husbandman, sold land in Lee, containing forty-seven acres and land in Barrington containing twenty-two acres.Then on 13 March 1807, Samuel Pinkham of Industry, Kennebec, Mass. Husbandman for $400 of Richard Pinkham of Lee, husbandman, sold land in Lee, three acres more or less being “the land I last lived on in said Lee.”Children of Samuel6 and Sarah (Chesley) Pinkham, the first nine b. in Lee, the last five in Industry: Love, Sarah, James, Elizabeth, Winborn, Abigail, Mary (Polly), Wright Hale, Hannah, Lois, Nahum, Curtis, Harriet, and Lovina.
v. RICHARD PINKHAM, b. about 1770; d. in Barrington 7 May 1819, aged 50 ; m. in Madbury 24 June 1793SUSAN DANIELS (said to be his cousin), b. about 1773, d. in Barrington 21 June 1857, aged 84.Received the land of his father’s from his siblings by deed. At least four children: Lydia, Lois, Elizabeth, and Richard.
vi. LOIS PINKHAM, b. about 1776; d. in Industry, Maine, 15 January 1854 ; m. in Madbury 3 July 1807JOHN STEVENS BRADBURY, son of Paul6 and Ruth (Weare) Bradbury.Two children: Alfred and Mary.
If the Lois Pinkham who witnessed a deed for Richard4-3 Pinkham in 1760 was the wife of this Samuel, then she was also the mother of all his children. Perhaps she was Lois Daniels so part of the recollection is true. More research is needed.
Pinkham Family Forum at www.genforum.com.
Posting #533 at www.genforum.com, Pinkham family.This marriage is not recorded at Madbury like those of her siblings.
Strafford Co., N.H., Deeds, 7:512.
Madbury Town Records, 1:95.
Strafford Co., N.H., Deeds, 15:505-6.
Correspondence with descendant Stephen Pinkham citing Starks, Maine, vital records.
Madbury Town Records, 1:206.
Stackpole in his History of Durham claims that she is the daughter of Isaac5 (Lemuel4, Philip3-2-1) and Sarah (Thompson) Chesley, which is highly unlikely, 2:60. She is more likely to be the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Drew) Chesley who also moved to Industry, Maine. See www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/sampink.htm and William Collins Hatch, A History of the Town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine (Farmington, Me.: Knowlton, McLeary & Co., 1893), 539.
Strafford Co., N.H., Deeds, 55:405. Witnessed by Lois Pinkham, Ebenezer Thompson, John Jones, Jr., and John Snell.
Ibid., 55:406. Signed by Samuel and Sally Pinkham on 2 June 1804 and recorded 17 October 1807.
Ibid., 55:405. Signed by Samuel and Salley Pinkham and recorded 17 October 1807.
Graveyards of Barrington, N.H., 97.
New Hampshire Vital Records.
William Berry Lapham, Bradbury Memorial (Portland, Me.: Brown, Thurston & Company, 1890), 191-92 and Hatch, History of Industry, 520-1.