Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Samson (mtDNA)

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Status summary

As of January 31, 2022

  • Page created for Elizabeth ____, wife of Stephen Samson
  • recruitment of individuals who are mtDNA descendants of Elizabeth. Folks who are mtDNA descendants are encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com



Not much is known about Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Samson. They were married (likely in or near Duxbury) about 1685 and they had eight children: Benjamin (1686), John (1688), Cornelius (c1690), Mary (c1694), Dorcas (c1698), Hannah (c1700), Abigail (c1702) and Elizabeth (c1702)

Second Generation (all likely born Duxbury)

Mary Samson was born abt 1694 and died Mendon aft 7 Aug 1764. She married Mendon 13 Aug 1716 Samuel Thayer and they had nine children (Mendon): Abigail (1718 m John Partridge), Samuel (1721), Zilpah (1722 m John Holbrook), Mary (1724 unm.), Thankful (1725 m Sylvanus Holbrook), Comfort (1728 m Samuel Fisk), Margaret (1730 no further record), Susanna (1731 no further record) and Stephen (1733).

Dorcas Samson was born abt 1698 and died Shelburne aft 19 Feb 1778. She married three times, first 15 Apr 1723 John Plumly, second Upton 11 Jan 1742 Jonathan Jennings (no children) and third Brookfield 8 Apr 1759 Daniel Snow. By her first husband she had one child: Dorcas (1724 d.y.).

Hannah Samson was born abt 1700 and died Mendon aft Nov 1753. She married Duxbury 13 Dec 1721 Robert Tyler and they had five children (Mendon): Dorcas (1722 m Ebenezer Fisk), Zilphah (1724 m Isaac Aldrich & Daniel Fisk [II]), Elijah (1727), Hannah (1729 m Francis Nelson) and Robert (1735-1736).

Abigail Samson was born abt 1702 and died Grafton 20 Jul 1794. She married Mendon 11 Jul 1727 George Bruce and they had four children (Mendon): Joseph (c1730), George (1732), Abigail (c1737 no further record) and Elizabeth (c1740 no further record).

Elizabeth Samson was born abt 1702 and died Bellingham aft 19 Mar 1762. She married Duxbury 21 Feb 1722/3 Jonathan Thayer and they had nine children: Cornelius (1723), Sarah (1725 d.y.), Mercy (1726 d.y.), Hopestill (1731 m ___ Damon), Ezra (1733), Elizabeth (1735 m Josiah Nelson), Nehemiah (1738-1740), Micah (1741) and Jonathan (c1744).

mtDNA Results

To date, no known matrilineal (all female line) descendant has publicly revealed where they have mtDNA tested. Anyone who believes they are a matrilineal descendant (in other words, anyone who believes their mother's mother's mother's etc. mother was Elizabeth) is encourage to take a full mtDNA test and to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com.

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