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Samuel Chesebrough (b. Bef. April 01, 1627, d. Abt. July 31, 1673)Samuel Chesebrough (son of William Chesebrough and Anna Stevenson) was born Bef. April 01, 1627 in Boston, Leicastershire, England, and died Abt. July 31, 1673 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.He married Abigail Ingraham on November 30, 1655 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, daughter of Richard Ingraham and Elizabeth Wignall.
Notes for Samuel Chesebrough:
Samuel immigrated on 12 Jun 1630 on the Arbella of the Winthrop Fleet. Samuel signed the Pawcatuck Articles of Association in 1658, and was elected Constable and Selectman in 1660.Samuel was deputy to General Court in 1665, 1666, 1670, 1671, 1672 and 1673.
Samuel had previously resided in Boston, Braintree (Quincy) and Rehoboth, Massachusetts before removing to Stonington which at the time was Southertown, Massachusetts.There he was involved in the actual formation of Stonington in 1659 after many political battles with Massachusetts.
"We whose names are vender written being chosen by the Towne of Southertowne to lay out the bounds according to the Courts grant, the which we did as followeth ffirst we began at Misticke Rivers mouth, and ffrom thence we run six miles to the north, north east to the pond lying by Lanthorne hill, where we marked a chestnut tree with six noches right against the middle of the pond, which pond we ffound to be seuen chains and one pole wide, and ffrom thence we run tuo miles due north to an ash tree which we marked ffouer ways and set eight noches ffor the eight mils; lying by a little still brooke, and we run ffrom thence due east tenn miles and one quarter and twelve chains to white oake tree marked with an X and S V, and ffrom thence we run due south six miles and three quarters where we crossed Poquatuck River, and ffrom thence vpon the same line to a place called Quanaquutag which line poynted vpon Block Island, which Quanaquatag lies east of Weeckapong tuo miles and one quarter, which tuo miles and a quarter we took possession of ffor the countrie to dispose of, either ffor us or as the contrie shall cause.
Dated the 2nd of March, 1659."(Stonington Town Records.)
Samuel and/or Thomas Stanton, Sr. are believed to have originated the word "Stonington" as the name for what became the town of Stonington.It was in the early 1800's that North Stonington became a separate town from the original Stonington. ("New England Magazine", New Series, Vol. 20, March - August 1899, Page 244, Warren F. Kellogg, Publisher, 5 Park Square, Boston, Massachusetts)
More About Samuel Chesebrough:
Burial: July 31, 1673, Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
Christening: April 01, 1627
Record Change: January 02, 2004
More About Samuel Chesebrough and Abigail Ingraham:
Marriage: November 30, 1655, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
Children of Samuel Chesebrough and Abigail Ingraham are:
- +Sarah Chesebrough, b. December 24, 1663, Wequetequock, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, d. September 09, 1729, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.