Samuel Gregory

Male 1646 - Bef 1702


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  • Name  Samuel Gregory  [1
    Born  1646  probably, Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef Jun 1702  Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Administration was granted June 18, 1702, on the estate of "Sarjt. Samuell Grigory of Stratfield" (early name for Bridgeport) to his widow Rebecca and sons Samuel and Benjamin. The inventory total was 701-13-2. A new house "that Samuel Gregory lives in" was valued at 75 - the mansion. To Samuel, eldest son, went the house he lives in, 7, and a double portion, 150-12-2.
    Notes 
    • Orcutt in History of Stratford and Bridgeport says Samuel and his brother-in-law Henry Summers were probably the first settlers in what is now Bridgeport, Connecticut. He apparently lived at the junction of Washington and Park avenues. The latter is the old dividing line between the towns of Stratford and Fairfield. "Washington Ave. began at Samuel's house." At first he apparently was on the Stratford side of the line, just south of Summer's homestead, the Fairfield road separating them, but before his death he lived on the Fairfield side; 1695, 1700, he was called "of Fairfield." In 1720, his daughter Johannah sold land in Fairfield between the street and creek, "southward from the mansion and homestead of my late father." Samuel was a sergeant; freeman, 1669, & "husbandman." He fought in King Philip's War. He owned 13 parcels, a total of 300 acres, including lands at Ireland Brook, Chestnut Hill, Pagesutt Long Hill and Tashua Hill (now in Trumbull). He called Henry Wakeley "honored father-in-law," meaning step-father. On May 2, 1690, Mr. Gregory and his neighbors petitioned to be exempt from ministers' rates and schoolmasters' salaries in the two towns and to provide for themselves. The granting of this request virtually made the signers founders of the future city of Bridgeport. Samuel was one of the ten organizers of the Church of Christ in Stratfield in 1694. Tom, an Indian, was captured in the Dismal Swamp Fight, King Philip's War. Samuel Hall bound him to Samuel Gregory as a "servant for lifetime." In 1691, after three years service, "having behaved as a servant should do," Tom was freed. [3]
    Person ID  I48975  Bryant
    Last Modified  11 Dec 2005 

    Father  Judah Gregory,   b. 1617, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 04 Sep 1649, Stamford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Burt,   d. Aft 1711, probably, Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jun 1643  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID  F3376  Group Sheet

    Family  Rebecca Wheeler,   b. 1648, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1703, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1665  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Gregory,   b. 1673, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1765, Redding, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail Gregory,   b. Abt 1676, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel Gregory,   b. Abt 1678, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1743, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Benjamin Gregory,   b. Abt 1680, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Gregory,   b. Abt 1682, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Gregory,   b. Abt 1690, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joanna Gregory,   b. Abt 1693, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1774, Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ebenezer Gregory,   d. 08 Mar 1749/50, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3347  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1646 - probably, Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1665 - Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S347] The Hull Family History, Robert E. Hull, (Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, 1994), p.81.

    2. [S385] Ancestors & Descendants of Henry Gregory, Gregory, Grant, (Gregory, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1938), p. 62.

    3. [S385] Ancestors & Descendants of Henry Gregory, Gregory, Grant, (Gregory, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1938), p. 63.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 33:302.

    5. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p. 325.

    6. [S274] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).


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