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Samuel Loomis

Male Abt 1628 - 1689  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Samuel Loomis 
    Born Abt 1628  Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1689  Westfield, Hampshire (now Hampden), Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2367  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2015 

    Father Joseph Loomis,   b. 1590, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1658, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary White,   c. 24 Aug 1590, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1652, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1614  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Judd,   b. From 1633 to 1636, of Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1716, of Westfield, Hampden (now Hampshire), Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1653  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Today's Hampden County of Massachusetts was originally Middlesex County until it was split off in 1662 and named Hampshire County. Hampden County was formed from Hampshire County in 1812.

      2. The book "The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography": V. 15, p. 86, entry for William Stiles Loomis (b. 1840): "His first American ancestor was Joseph Loomis, a woolen-draper, who came to America from London in the ship Susan and Ellen, settling at Dorchester, Mass., and later at Windsor, Conn., in 1639. Besides his wife Mary White, he brought with him five sons, all of whom were freemen, and three daughters. The line of descent is traced through Joseph's, son, Lieut. Samuel, and his wife Elizabeth Judd..."

      3. Per 9 Feb 2002 email of Ellen Baker : Lt. Samuel Loomis Sr. m. Elizabeth Judd on Dec. 27, 1653 in Windsor, Hartford County CT. Samuel was b. abt. 1628 in Braintree, Essex County, England and D. Oct. 1, 1689 in Westfield, Hampden, Co., MA. Samuel was listed as a member of a church in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, in 1661. He was made freeman in 1654. Samuel later moved to Westfield, Mass. between 1672 and 1675. Elizabeth was b. Dec. 27, 1635 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and D. May 7, 1696 Farmington, Hartford, CT. Her parents were Deacon Thomas Judd and Elizabeth Freeman. Deacon Thomas Judd was from Langley Parish, Kent, England. He came to America in either 1633 or 1634. He was the second deacon of the church of Farmington, Hartford Co., CT and a deputy of Farmington from 1657 on. He was one of the first proprietors of Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. Samuel and Elizabeth had 10 children. Their children were, Samuel Jr.(Sergeant, b. before 1658, m. Hannah Hanchett, had 6 children, Samuel III (Sergeant?, m. #1 Rebecca Noble; m. #2 Hannah ?), James (died an infant), James (died a child), Hannah (m. John King), Deliverance (died a child), Joshua (died a child)), Elizabeth (b. before 1659, m. Thomas Hanchett II., had 7 children, Elizabeth, Thomas III (m. ?), Mary, Hannah (m. Benjamin Smith), Sarah, Samuel and Deliverance)). Ruth (b. in 1660, m. #1 Benjamin Smith, had 9 children, William (m. Sarah Miller), Ruth (m. Joseph Sedgwick, first cousin), Benjamin Jr., Samuel, Elizabeth (m. Ebenezer Miller), Rachel (m. Samuel Morgan), Jonathan (m. Margaret Ball), Job and Mary (m. Ebenezer Day); Ruth m. #2 Joseph Hopkins)), Sarah (moved to MA, b. in 1662/3, #1? John Bissell?; m. #2? John Lee, had at least 6? Children, John Jr, Elizabeth, Sarah, Abigail, Ruth and Ichabod (was a prominent citizen of Westfield, MA. During the Revolution he was a loyalist like many of the older and prominent men who were unwilling to engage in armed rebellion against the existing government, m. Martha Root)), Joanna (b. in 1665, m. Joseph Smith, had 8 children, Joanna Loomis (m. Nathaniel Porter), Susanna, Thankful, Mercy, Esther, Ruth (m. Joseph Sedgwick, first cousin), Experience (m. William Loomis, a first cousin, was a member of Capt. Thomas Cheney's Company, raised in Massachusetts for an expedition against Canada in 1746) and Zepheniah (died young)), Benjamin (b. in 1667/8, m. Ann Fitch, had at least 1 child Ruth (m. #1 Peter Mills II; m. #2 Robert Barnard)), Nehemiah (b. 1670, m. Thankful Weller, had 6 children, Isaac (died an infant), Nehemiah Jr.(died young), Abigail (m. Stephen Kellogg II), Nathaniel (died young, m. Alice Ward), Rachel (died an infant), and Thankful (died an infant)), William (b. in 1671/2, m. Martha Morley, had 10 children, Martha (m.#1 Jonathan Phelps; m.#2 Jonathan Buttles Buttoloph; m.#3 Zebulon Hoskins), Joshua (m. Abigail Langdon), Benjamin (m. #1 Rachel Phelps; #2 Elizabeth Mosley/Morley), Anna (m. John Root), William Jr. (was a member of Capt. Thomas Cheney's Company, raised in Massachusetts for an expedition against Canada in 1746,m. Experience Smith, a first cousin), James (was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He moved to Lanesboro, Massachusetts in 1764, m. Eunice Stricklen), Thankful (m. Ebenezer Winchell), Jonathan (Corporal, was at the Battle of Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston under Captain James Clark and Captain Roger Enos, m. Hannah Seldon), Hezekiah (died young) and Noah (Capt., commanded a company of Minute Men at the Lexington Alarm. Afterwards he enlisted in Captain Lebbeus Ball's Company and in Colonel Timothy Danielson's Regiment. He was second on the list of early settlers at Southwick, Massachusetts and was many times a selectman, m. Rhoda L. Clark)), Philip (1675/6-1746), and Mary (b. in 1678, m. ?, had at least 1 Child, Hannah)).

      4. Info. From a post by Lance D. Loomis( "The Loomis book shows about 1628 is as good as it gets for Samuel's birthdate, remeber that's almost 400 years ago. Lieut. Samuel Loomis, b. C., Essex, England, a. 1628; m. Dec. 27, 1653, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Judd. He was freeman in 1654, and admitted to the church Nov. 26, 1661. He was a Lieut. and removed to Westfield, [Hampden Co.], Mass, between 1672 and '75. He sold his dwelling house in Windsor [Hartford Co., CT] in 1679, and d. Oct. 1, 1689. His widow was living in Westfield [Hartford Co., CT], 1716. 10 children, all but last two born in CT."

      5. The following Loomis info. came from Jane Devlin ( at her web site at "Samuel Loomis 1 46 was born about 1628 in Braintree, Essex, Eng 46 and died on 1 Oct 1689 46. Documented events in his life were:
      a. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 2 Dec 1658; Windsor, Hartford Co., CT 2. Signed an agreement to the division of father's estate.
      b. Lawsuit; 6 Jun 1661; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 52. Samll Loomis pt contr Job Drake in an act of ye Case for takeing away and deteineing from him an hide to ye damadge of 25s. .. the Court doth adiudge Job Drake to return the Leather and to pay Court charges to ye pltf."

      6. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 433-434, {bracketed notes from "Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Loomis of Windsor" by Elias Loomis}: "Samuel Loomis (Lieut.), m. Elizabeth (dau. Thos.) Judd, 27 Dec 1653; purchased the Witchfield pl., Broad st., site of Present Grace church; {freeman, 1654}; on 1st 'Book of Records,' 9 Jan 1659, 'also approved that Samuel Loomis should settle among us as an inhabitant;' he was adm. to Windsor church 26 Nov 1661 (O.W.C.); wife also a member; he removed to Westfield {between 1672 and '75; in Windsor 1679; d. 1 Oct 1689; wid. d. 7 May 1676[Kerry's note - 1696?]}. Children * O.C.R.):
      A. Samuel (Sgt.), {m. Hannah (dau. Thos.) Hanchet, 4 Apr 1678; he d. 6 Nov 1711; res. Westfield, Mass.}.
      B. Elizabeth {m. Thos. Hanchet, 1673}.
      C. Ruth, * b. 14 Jun 1660 {at Farmington, bp. 24 Jul; m. Benj. Smith of F.}
      D. Sarah, * b. 3 Feb 1662; {m. John Bissell, 12 Nov 1689}.
      E. Joanna, * b. 22 Oct 1665 {m. Joseph Smith, 20 Nov 1691}.
      F. Benjamin, * b. 11 Feb 1667 {m. Ann Fitch 6 Jan 1703; d. 1726; no issue}.
      G. Nehemiah, * (Nathaniel, * O.C.R.), b. 15 Jul 1670; {res. Westfield, Mass.}.
      H. William, b. 18 Mar 1672 {res. Westfield, Mass.}.
      I. Philip, b. 22 Feb 1675; {res. Westfield, Mass.}.
      J. Mary, b. 16 Aug 1678 (had Hannah, b. 20 May 1705)."
      [Note: the book does not have biographies on the Judd family.]

      7. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," v. 5, p. 228, Article: "Records of Ancient Windsor":
      "Samuel Loomis, m. ___ ___; chil. Ruth, b. 14 Jun 1660; Sara, b. 3 Feb 1662; Joanna, b. 22 Oct 1665; Benjamin, b. 11 Feb 1667; Nehemia, b. 15 Jul 1670."

      8. The book "Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884," v. II, Chapter 27 "Early Windsor Families," p. 554:
      "Joseph Loomis (1640) had a lot granted to him 35 rods wide. He had two children born here. He died, 1658. (This lot is now occupied by Thomas W. Loomis.) Of the sons, Joseph married Sarah Hill, 1645, and had two sons and two daughters. He married second, Mary Chauncey in 1659, and had five sons and two daughters. By gift of his father in 1643 he received a lot twelve rods wide, next north of Matthew Allen, on which he built. John married Elizabeth Scott, and had eleven sons and two daughters. He had his father's homestead. Thomas married Hannah Fox, 1653, and had two sons and two daughters. He married for a second wife Mary Judd, and two sons and five daughters. By gift of his father he received a lot twelve rods wide, east of the highway, between his brother Joseph and H. Wolcott, Jr. Nathaniel married Elizabeth Moore, and had seven sons and five daughters, 1655-1680. He bought the lot and house of John Moses on the west side of the street, directly opposite Joseph Loomis, Jr. Nathaniel was among the early settlers on the east side of the Great River. Samuel had two sons and three daughters, 1660-1670. He bought Mr. Witchfield's place. He removed to Westfield, Mass."

      9. Elias Loomis "Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America," update of 1875 edition published by Elisha S. Loomis, Berea, Ohio, third (1908) edition, chapter: "The Descendants of Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) in America," subchapter "First Generation, children of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, CT.," pp. 126-128:
      "Genealogical investigations have been unable to establish definitely the order of the children of Joseph Loomis, and it is considered advisable to give here the conflicting evidence:
      Possible order of children:
      1. Mrs Olmsted, b. 1615, md. 1640. [Sarah]
      2. Mrs. Hull, b. 1617, md. 1641. [Elizabeth]
      3. Joseph, b. 1618, md. 1646.
      4. Mrs. Skinner, b. 1620, md. 1638. [Mary]
      5. John, b. 1622, md. 1648.
      6. Thomas, b. 1624, md. 1653.
      7. Nathaniel, b. 1626, md. 1653.
      8. Samuel, b. 1628, md. 1653.
      Probably, however, the order was as follows:
      Joseph, b. 1615.
      Sarah, b. 1617.
      Elizabeth, b. abt 1619.
      Mary, b. abt 1620.
      John, b. 1622.
      Thomas, b. 1624.
      Nathaniel, b. 1626.
      Samuel, b. 1628."

      10. FHL book "Thomas Judd and His Descendants," by Sylvester Judd (1856, Northampton, MA), p. 11 has short biographies on Thomas's children including the two who are in my database: Elizabeth and Mary. He lists 9 children all together and notes the two oldest Elizabeth and William "both born form 1633 to 1636; it is unknown which was the oldest." The following is for Elizabeth:
      "Elizabeth Judd married Samuel Loomis of Farmington, Dec. 27, 1653. They removed to Windsor in 1660, and to Westfield about 1674. Their children born in Farmington were Samuel, Elizabeth; in Windsor, Ruth, 1660, Sarah, 1662, Joanna, 1665, Benjamin, 1667, Nehemiah, 1670, William, 1672; in Westfield, Philip, 1675, Mary, 1678, Ten in all. Samuel Loomis died in 1689. His widow, Elizabeth, was living in Westfield, 1716."

      1. The christening, marriage, and burial registers for Braintree no longer exist prior to 1660. They were destroyed by a sexton who used pages to start fires.

      1. Per family group sheet archive record submitted by Hazel May Beckstead, 4729 N. Walnut Grove, Rosemead, Calif.. References: "Gen. Biog. Rec. New London Co., Conn. Stiles Fam. Hist. p. 28, His. Hudson Mohawk Valley N.Y. p 725, vol 2 Vitals Boxford, Mass. pp. 94, 95, History of Ancient Windsor Conn. vol II Loomis Gen."

      2. Per 9 Feb 2002 email of Ellen Baker : Ellen lists her sources as follows. This file was created by the posts of Vickie L. (VanMeter) Smithson (all) and Mark Allen (on Philip's child Philip Jr.)of the Loomis Surname Forum at Genforum.Com. Info. came from Nan Wolf (web site). Info. was also obtained over at Rootsweb Worldconnect Project. The following books were used to make additions to this summary: Descendants of Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) In America And his Antecedents In the Old World. The Original Published by Elias Loomis LLD, 1875. Revised by Elisha S. Loomis Ph.D. 1908; Lion passengers Title: Passengers on the "Lion" from England to Boston, 1632 Author: Sandra Sutphin Olney Publication: 1992 Heritage Books Inc. Two volume set; Windsor Genealogies Title: The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor Connecticut 1635-1891 Author: Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D., Publication: Volume II, 1992 Picton Press; and Our American Ancestry Author: Gates, Frederick Taylor Publication: 1928, Montclair, NJ FHL R929.2 G223GF FHL film #1421664 item 5.