Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Fellow geneablogger Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small has issued the
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Basically, we have to post something every
week on a different ancestor, whether a story, picture, or research problem. For
this prompt I've tried to concentrate on ancestors I haven't researched as much
as I have others in my family tree. I'm following up on my previous post about
Ruth Endicott with this one about her father, my 8x great grandfather Samuel

There's a lot of information out there on Samuel's father Zerubbabel and his
grandfather Gov. John Endecott but not as much for Samuel. I did find this from
William Richard Cutter on Googlebooks:

(III) Samuel Endecott, second son and child of Dr. Zerubbabel and Mary (Smith) Endecott, born in Salem, 1659, died 1694. He lived on the Orchard farm. In 1684 he married Hannah Felton, who was baptized June 20. 1663. She was a daughter of Nathaniel Felton, senior. of Salem, who was born in England about 1615, came to Salem 1633, and died July 30. 1705. His wife was Mary Skelton, daughter of Rev. Samuel Skelton, the first minister of Salem. She died May 8,1701. After the death of Samuel Endecott his widow Hannah married, second, Thorndike Procter, youngest child of John Procter by his first wife. John Procter was executed for witchcraft in Salem, August 19, 1692. Samuel and Hannah (Felton) Endecott had children: 1. John, born October 18, 1685, died before his father. 2. Samuel, born August 30, 1687. (See post). 3. Ruth, born 1689; married July 17, 1710, Martin Herrick, son of Joseph and Mary Herrick, and grandson of Henry Herrick, the immigrant. 4. Hannah, born 1691 ; married April 3, 1712, Benjamin Porter, son of Israel Porter. and grandson of John Porter, who bought “Skelton’s neck” from the children of Rev. Samuel Skelton, first minister of Salem.
- pp136-137 Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Google eBook) William Richard Cutter  Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908 Boston, Ma.

And I found this by Cyrus Felton:
(9.) viii. SAMUEL ENDICOTT, b. about 1659, son of Dr. Zerubbabel Endicott, and grandson of Gov. John Endicott, who was Governor of Massachusetts Colony' 16 years. Samuel Endicott m. in 1684, Hannah Felton, bapt. June 20, 1663, dau. of Nathaniel Felton, sen., of Salem. The Endicott Farm was on Cowhouse River, sometimes called Ipswich River, Endicott River, now Waters River. The farm on the north side now in Danvers. Samuel Endicott d. in 1694, aged 35 years. In September, 1697, Mrs. Endicott was appointed guardian to the three children.
29. i. John, b. Oct. 18, 1685; died before his father.
30f. ii. Samuel, Jr., b. Aug. 30, 1687; m. Anne Endicott, his cousin.
31f. iii. Ruth, b. 1689; m. 1710, Martin Herrick.
32f. iv. Hannah, b. 1691; m. 1712, Benjamin Porter.

Mrs. Hannah (Felton) Endicott, m. 2d, December, 1697, Thorndike Proctor, b. July 15, 1672, the youngest child by the first wife of John Proctor who was executed for witchcraft in Salem, Aug. 19,1692.

- p13  A Genealogical History of the Felton Family: Descendants of Lieutenant Nathaniel Felton, who Came to Salem, Mass., in 1633; with Few Supplements and Appendices of the Names of Some of the Ancestors of the Families that Have Intermarried with Them. An Index Alphabetically Arranged, of the Felton Families ... (Google eBook) Cyrus Felton, Pratt Brothers, printers and publishers, 1886

And that was a surprise: another connection to the Salem witchcraft trials, albeit an
indirect one. I'll discuss that more in a future post.

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