Samuel Hotchkiss

Samuel Hotchkiss[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1622 - 1663  (~ 41 years)    Has 7 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Samuel Hotchkiss 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1622  Co. Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1663  New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I204539  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 

    Father John Hotchkiss,   b. Abt 1580, Whitchurch, Spropshrire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1665, Whitchurch, Spropshrire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret Nevett,   b. Abt 1584,   d. Abt 30 Dec 1656, Whitchurch, Spropshrire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Family ID F83979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Cleverly,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1681, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1642  New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Hotchkiss,   b. 1643, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1689, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Lieut. Samuel Hotchkiss,   b. Abt 1645, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1705, East Haven, New Haven Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. Sarah Hotchkiss,   b. Abt 1648, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1712, Derby, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Joshua Hotchkiss,   b. 16 Sep 1651, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1722, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Sgt. Thomas Hotchkiss,   b. 31 Aug 1654, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1711, Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Sgt. Daniel Hotchkiss,   b. 8 Jun 1657, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1712, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. James Hotchkiss,   b. Abt 1647, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel is listed as the 4th son in his father's will. He and his other siblings were given 10 pounds each in the will. Samuel appeared to be the only son not living in Whitchurch, England at the writing of his father's will in 1656. (F-433) This information comes from a book out on this Samuel that could be useful to obtain, "The Hotchkiss Family, First Six Generations: Descendants of Samuel Hotchkiss (ca. 1622-1663) of New Haven, Connecticut" by Nellie Cowdell. (F-433)
      He was one of the original founders of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638. According to Virkus, he came over with the Davenport Colony that came on the "Hector" in June 1637. (F-62, 447) Some less respected sources give his arrival date at 1642 or 1643 instead. (F-68)
      Samuel and Elizabeth sounded like they were a couple very much attracted to each other and paid a severe price for it at the time. "For their filthy dalliance together, which was confessed by them both, they were both severely whipped." Then later when they came to ask for permission to get married "having entered into contract, sinfully and wickedly defiled each other with filthy dalliance and unclean passages, by which they have both made themselves unfit for any other, and for which they have both received public correction, upon these considerations, granted them liberty to marry." This occured in 1642. Samuel was apparently accused of theft, and for sleeping on his watch for which he was also beaten. (http://members.aol.com/alicebeard/corncili.html)
      In 1652, he purchased a home and lot from John Thompson. In 1655, he was assigned a seat in the meeting house next to the soldier's seats and his wife was given one on the women's side. In June 1664 he attended the General Court in New Haven. On Aug. 4, 1664 he took the oath of fidelity. Upon his death, his estate was valued at 86 pounds, 18 shillings. He was listed as Samuel, Sr. (F-447)
      He is the ancestor of Emma Hale, the wife of Prophet Joseph, Smith, Jr. (F-447)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2626] Davis, Charles H., Fam./Wallingford,CT, Charles Henry Stanley Davis, (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., c1979).

    2. [S2627] Jacobus, Families/New Haven, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1974).

    3. [S2703] Virkus, Fredrick, Immigrant Ancestors, Frederick Adams Virkus, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976).

    4. [S2640] Vital Records, New Haven, CT, 1649-.


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