Samuel Buell

Male 1641 - 1720  (78 years)


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  • Name Samuel Buell 
    Born 2 Sep 1641  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1720  Killingworth (now Clinton), Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2058  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2014 

    Family Deborah Griswold,   c. 28 Jun 1646, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1717, Killingworth (now Clinton), Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1662  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. From the book "The Griswold Family: England-America," by Glenn E. Griswold, 1935, vols. 2 and 3, pp. 13-34: Deborah, b, Windsor, Conn., bp. June 28, 1646 (Edward),: m. in Windsor, Nov. 13, 1662, Samuel Buell, b. Windsor, Sept.. 2, 1641, s, of William of Simsbury, a Welshman, who was an early and much respected citizen. His will gave half of his land grant and tools to his son Samuel. Samuel was an active and esteemed citizen; freeman 1664. Contracted to hew timber for the Old Fort at Springfield. Removed to Killingworth, Conn.., 1664 as one of its first settlers. Freeman 1669. Deputy 1692-1715, 16 sessions. J. P. 1704-1720. His home lot was next to Jonas Westover and close to Edward Griswold. Among the first members of the first church in Killingworth. He d. July 11, 1720. Deborah d. Feb. 7, 1717. Their children:
      Samuel, b. July 20, 1663.
      Deborah, b. Oct. 18, I665; m. Nathaniel Porter.
      Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1667; d. inf.
      Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1669; m. Hezekiah Porter.
      John, b. Feb. 17, 1671; m. Mary Loomis.
      Hannah, b. May 4, 1674; m. Joseph Porter.
      William, b. Oct. 18, 1678.
      David, b. Feb, 15, 1678/9.
      Jonah, b. Mar. 16, 1680.
      Mehitable, b. Aug. 22, 1682; d. y.
      Peter, b. Dec. 3, 1684.
      Benjamin, b. 1686.
      Samuel.
      Will of Samuel Buell: In the name of God, Amen, the 8th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty, I Samuel Buell of Killingworth, Imprimis, in the county of New London, in New England, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefor, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all: I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, hoping through the merrits death and passion of my savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the descretion of my executors hereafter named, nothing doubting but at the Resurrection I shall receive the Lamb again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bestow in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner.
      First:, I will that all those debts & duties as I do owe in Right or Consience to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well & truly * * * & paid or ordained to be paid in Convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter named.
      Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel Buell sixteen acres of my Roastmeat Hill Land. Further my will is that the rest of my estate at my decease shall be divided as follow­eth., that is to say: my son Samuel, John, William, David, Peter and Benjamin shall have an equal part of my estate and my daughters Mary & Hannah shall have two thirds So much as one son; and further my will is that my grandson Nathaniel Porter shall have an equal part with my daughters upon condition my sd. grandson gives to my executors a general acquitance and discharge upon all amounts between him and my sd Grandson or his administration and myself relating to my debts or de­mands whatsoever. Further my will is that each Child's part as aforesd shall be computed with what they have already had and further my desire is that in dividing as aforesd my son Samuel shall have the Remainder of my Roastmeat Hill Land as it shall be apprized; and further my desire is that the dividing as aforesd my son David Buell shall have my house & lot with the buildings and orechargd upon it as it shall be apprized; and further my de­sire is that in Dividing as aforesd my son Benjamin shall have all my meadow that is in the further quarter as it shall be apprized. Item I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my Sons Samuel Buell and John Buell and David Buell to be executors of this my last will and testament; and do hereby revoak any other former Will or Wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my band and Seal this eighth day of June, in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Twenty as above written. Signed Sealed and Published and Declared by the sd Samuel Buell as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us. Gideon Allen. David Willcoks. Jonah Rossettor.
      Windsor and Killingworth, Conn. records; Stiles Ancient Windsor, II, 126, 351; N. E. Register, Vol. V, 64; Loomis Fam. Gen. 134; Kelley Fam., 65, 66; Conn. Soc, Colonial Dames Reg.; Conn. Colony records, Vol. I, 411, 425; Vol. III, 38, 85, 211, 319, 342, 371., 449, 461, 467, 482, 500, 532, 533; Vol. V, 21, 63, 94, 145, 219, 446, 509, 519; Landon Gen., 143.

      2. The book "The Griswold Family, the First Five Generations in America," comp. and ed. by Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, May 1990, printed by The Griswold Family Association, 116 Garden St., Wethersfield, CT, 06109, pages 6-24. The authors note that their book updates Vol. II, "The Griswold Family England - America," which was published 50 years ago:
      "Deborah (dau. of Edward) bp. 28 Jun 1646 at Windsor, married there 13 Nov 1662 to Samuel Buell b. Windsor with the Dorchester Company. In his will he gave half of his land grant and tools to his son Samuel.
      Samuel was an active and esteemed citizen; freeman in 1664. Contracted to hew timber for the Old Fort at Springfield, Mass. Moved to Killingworth in 1664 as one of its first settlers, where he became a freeman in 1669. He served as Deputy from 1692-1715 for 16 sessions. He was also Justice of Peace from 1704-1720. His will dated 8 Jun 1720 named his sons Samuel, John, William, David, Peter and Benjamin; daughters Mary and Hannah, with a grandson Nathaniel Porter to have a daughter's share. Witnesses to the will were Gideon Allen, David Willcoks and Jonah Rosseter.
      Children, Buell:
      Samuel, b. 20 Jul 1663, m. Judith Stevens.
      Deborah, 18 Oct 1665, m. Nathaniel Porter.
      Hannah, b. 28 Nov 1667, died young.
      Mary, b. 28 Nov 1669, m. Hezekiah Porter.
      John, b. 17 Feb 1671, m. Mary Loomis.
      Hannah, b. 4 May 1674, m. Joseph Porter.
      William, b. 18 Oct 1678, m. Elizabeth Collins.
      David, b. 15 Feb 1678/9, m. Phoebe Fenner.
      Jonah, b. 16 Mar 1680, died young.
      Mehitable, b. 22 Aug 1682, died young.
      Benjamin, b. 1686, m. Hannah Hutchinson.
      References: Windsor and Killingworth, Conn. records; Stiles: Ancient Windsor II:126, 351; NEHGR V:64; Loomis Family Genealogy p. 134; Kelley Family pp. 65-6; Conn. Colonial Dames Register; Conn. Colony Records I, III, V; Landon Genealogy p. 143; Barbour: Early Families of Hartford."