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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Samuel Fuller (son of Edward)

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Samuel Fuller was born in England about 1608.

    Death: He died in Barnstable on October 31, 1683.

    Ship: Mayflower, 1620

    Life in England: Samuel’s father, Edward, was baptized a tRedenhall, Norfolk on September 4, 1575. He may have married and had two sons born in that area, but there is no furtherinformation.

    Life in Holland: Edward Fuller’s name appears in a document in the Leiden records, but there is no further information. Since Samuel travelled to New England with his parents, it is probable that he lived with them in Leiden.

    Life in New England: Edward, his wife and son,Samuel, came to Plymouth in 1620. The parents died the first winter, and Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel Fuller. He became a freeman of Plymouth in 1634. In 1635, he moved to Scituate where he joined the church on November 7, 1636. He also served as constable while there. Reverend Lothrop moved the church to Barnstable in 1638, and Samuel joined him there.

    Family:  Samuel married Jane Lothrop on April 8, 1635, in Scituate and had nine children. Jane died in Barnstable before his death in 1683.

    Children of Samuel and Jane Fuller:

    • Hannah was born about 1636. She married Nicholas Bonham on January 1, 1658/9, and had eight children. She died in Piscataway, New Jersey after August 23, 1686. Hannah was born about 1636. She married Nicholas Bonham on January 1, 1658/9, and had eight children. She died in Piscataway, New Jersey after August 23, 1686.
    • Samuel was baptized in Scituate on February 11, 1637/8. He married Anne Fuller about 1657/8 and had six children. He died before December 28, 1691, in Barnstable.
    • Elizabeth was born about 1639. She married _____ Taylor and was living on October 29, 1683.There is no further reference.
    • Sarah was born in Scituate, but baptized in Barnstable on August 1, 1641. She died young.
    • Mary was baptized in Barnstable on June 16, 1644. She married Joseph Williams on November 18, 1674, in Haverhill and had four children. She died on November 11, 1720, in Norwich, Connecticut.
    • Thomas was born in Barnstable on May 18, 1650. He died before October 29, 1683.
    • Sarah was born on December 14, 1654,. She married _____ Crowe or Crowell and was living on October 29, 1683.There is no further reference.
    • John was born about 1655. He married Mehitable Rowley about 1678 and had eleven children. He died on March 23, 1726, in E. Haddam, Connecticut.
    • A child was born on February 8, 1658/9, and buried fifteen days later.
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