Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Benjamin Fuller 1695/96 to 1755 and Mary Sampson/Samson 1700 to 1755




Benjamin Fuller was born Plymouth 7 March 1695/96 at Plymouth, Mass., the son of Samuel and Mercy (Eaton) Fuller.  Benjamin was the descendant of Mayflower passengers Samuel Fuller, Francis Eaton and John Billington.  He is my 9th great-grandfather on my grandfather Arthur Washburn Davis’ side of the family.  Please note that I have not had the above mentioned Mayflower lines approved by the Society but believe they are pretty solid.  This is a newer ancestral line for me. Most of my information comes from the Fuller and Eaton “Silver books.” If anyone has other resource suggestions, please let me know!

Benjamin married Mary Sampson (sometimes spelled Samson), the daughter of Samuel and Hazadiah (Eddy) Sampson before 1720 when their first child was born. 

Benjamin and Mary had three children born Plympton, Massachusetts:
Jeptha born 26 July 1720, died young
Hasadiah born 3 March 1721/22, married James Sturtevant
Samuel born 17 May 1724

I descend through their son Samuel who married Ann Tinkham.

A Benjamin Fuller served on Plymouth juries multiple times, including in September 1727 and May 1748.

There is no probate record for Benjamin in Plymouth County, and I have not found death dates for Benjamin and Mary but they died after 4 July 1755 when Samuel Fuller deed all his homestead and land at Plympton to Samuel Fuller, laborer, of Plympton. I assume that this is his son Samuel. If anyone has a transcription of this deed, I would really appreciate a copy.

Sources:
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 10, Family of Samuel Fuller, GSMD, 1996
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 9, Family of Francis Eaton, GSMD, 1996