Apparently, Samuel's will mentions only his wife, his eldest son and his youngest daughter. His known children appear to be born between c1730 and 1745, with a gap of several years between two children.
My Prudence Eldredge was likely born about 1740 but her history was lost in a legend that may now be about 200 hundred year old. It's said, and generally accepted, that she was born "Princess Snowflower," a sister of King Nummy and was adopted by the Eldredges. But Nummy and Snowflower lived a full century before Prudence. (It's incredible that no one noticed that!) She married Benajah Thompson and died in 1778.
More to the point, a matrilineal descendant of Prudence's has tested her mtDNA (which comes down the "mother-line." It's of a rare European type, Haplogroup V. This doesn't prove that Prudence did not have Native American ancestry, but it certainly wasn't through her maternal line.
A descendant wrote his memoirs in 1915 which included stories his grandmother (the granddaughter of Prudence) had told him when he was a child. He recorded nothing about an Indian descent but did say his grandmother (Charity Corson) was a Mayflower descendant. In fact, Cape May was said at one time to have had more Mayflower descendants than anywhere else. And, as it turns out, Samuel Eldridge's wife, Mercy Leaming was a Mayflower descendant.
So, does anyone have a complete picture of the Eldredge/Leaming family? Here's Mercy's descent:
Rose (-1601) m John Hurst Joan Hurst (-1621) m John Tilley (-1621), Mayflower Elizabeth Tilley m John Howland (c1592-c1672) Mayflower Desire Howland (1623-1683) m Capt John Gorham Hannah Gorham (1663-1728) m Joseph Whilldin Hannah Whilldin (c1683-1728) m Thomas Leaming Mercy Leaming (1704-1769) m Samuel Eldredge
Here's my descent from Prudence:
Prudence Eldredge (c1740-1778) m Benajah Tomson Christianna Thompson (c1762-1841) m Eli Corson Charity Corson (c1780s-c1850) m John Wood Araminta D Wood (1821-1904) married Edward Curtis Fisk Susan Isabel Fisk (1842-1919) m Wesley Phillip Johnson Araminta D Johnson (1863-1902) m Joseph William Cooley McCabe Cooley (1899-1958) m Marie Henrietta Hennequin Allison Claude Cooley (1925-2011) m Billie Dell Hogue Michael Hugh Cooley (1950-)