Samuel Chesebrough

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Samuel Chesebrough, son of Nathaniel Chesebrough and Hannah Denison, was born at Stonington, Connecticut, 14 February 1673/74.1 He died at Stonington, 2 March 1735/36.1

Samuel married Priscilla Alden, daughter of David Alden and Mary Southworth, at Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 4 January 1699/0.1

"In 1698 Samuel Chesebro was was attacked by robbers while in Duxbury, Mass. His arm was broken defending himself, and Priscilla Alden nursed him, married him, and rode to Stonington behind him on a pillion [a second seat behind the saddle], holding his broken arm." This story has no contemporary evidence to substantiate it.

In 1725, Samuel Cheesebrough, yeoman, and Priscilla his wife, of Stonington, sold to John Seabury of Groton, all their lands in Middleborough, "being one quarter Part of yt land formerly belonging unto Mr David Alden of Duxborough."2

Samuel left a will dated 19 January 1735/36, and proved 12 April 1736 at Stonington, naming:
wife Prissilla, giving her 2/3 of 1/2 of the farm where Amos now lives, a negro man named Tobey, the youngest yoke of oxen, 1/2 of his young cattle, 1/3 of his horses, all his sheep, 1/2 of his swine, and most of his household goods.
Son Amos, confirming a gift of land and giving him the rest of the cattle, horses, swine, and a mulatto boy named Tom.
Mary Hewit, 5 pounds;
Prissilla Palmer, one bed and one cow;
Hannah Shaw, £100 "of which Mrs Sarah Mortain Recovered of mee upon the account of Richard Shaw;"
Sarah Chesebrough, £100;
Prudence Chesebrough, £200
Grandson Nathaniell Hewit, a two year old heifer;
Granddaughters Mary Chesebrough and Prissilla Chesebrough, a two year old heifer each;
Thomas Palmer, his wearing apparel escept for a wig and hat to Amos
His wife and son Amos as executors.2


Priscilla Alden b. say 1680, d. aft. 10 Apr 1742
  • Mary Chesebrough+1 b. 21 Sep 1702, d. 12 Oct 1754
  • Priscilla Chesebrough3 b. 6 Nov 1704, d. bef. 12 Jun 1776
  • Nathaniel Chesebrough3 b. 19 Aug 1706, d. 22 Apr 1709
  • Amos Chesebrough3 b. 2 Feb 1708/9, d. 3 Sep 1770
  • Hannah Chesebrough3 b. 16 Jul 1712, d. aft. 14 Dec 1732
  • Sarah Chesebrough3 b. 14 Aug 1715, d. 5 Mar 1786
  • Prudence Chesebrough3 b. 28 Feb 1721/22, d. Dec 1798
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  1. [S632] Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620 Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999), 166-168, further cited as MF 16 pt 6.
  2. [S632] Woodworth-Barnes, MF 16 pt 6, 167.
  3. [S632] Woodworth-Barnes, MF 16 pt 6, 168, 600-610.