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Captain Samuel St. John

Male Abt 1685 - 1752  (~ 67 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • General Error - The St. John Genealogy 1907 Book 1672  Terry Prall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Churchyard and Terry Prall present evidence that 26 Captain Samuel St. John is the son of 2 Matthias St. John II and not 8 Matthias St. John III. (I have taken this one step further and say 26 Capt. Samuel was son of Matthias b. 1635 and not Matthias II b. 1628 or Mathias III) 
    Born Abt 1685  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
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    Fact 1 Jun 1701  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    In June of 1701 [b.1635 -d. 1711/15] Matthias St. John, Sr. deeded six acres by the meadow field "for and in consideration of the love, good will and affection toward my loving son [OSA0026] Samuell St. John"[NLR-2/3:252]. NLR: Norwalk Land Records 
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    Fact 1 24 Jun 1701  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    [b 1635-d.1711/15] Matthias, Sr. assigned
    to Samuel a bill for land that had belonged to his father [Matthew the immigrant][NLR-4:74] 
    Marriage Abt 1702  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel St. John and Rebecca Olmstead were married about 1702 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.13?15 Rebecca Olmstead, daughter of John Olmstead and Mary Benedict, was born about 1681 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She died in 1755 at the age of 74 in Courtland Manor, Westchester Co., New York.14 She was also known as Rebecca St. John. 
    Fact 1 30 Mar 1706  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The town granted land to [OSA0007]Ebenezer and [I11132]Samuel on 30 March 1706 [NLR-2/3:34] 
    Fact 1 15 Feb 1706/7  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    [OSA0026] Samuel St. John exchanged land "of Roaton and the Islands" with Thomas Betts Sr. and Jr. on 15 February 1706/7 [NLR-2/3:319] 
    Fact 1 25 Feb 1706/7  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The town of Norwalk granted land to [OSA0007] Ebenezer, [OSA0010] James, and [I1132] Samuel St. John [NLR-2/3:331] and to [OSA0026] Samuel and [OSA0028] Matthias St. John [NLR-2/3:333]. 
    Fact 1 3 Mar 1706/7  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    [OSA0026] Samuel St. John exchanged land with John Raymond[NLR-2/3:331]. 
    Military Service 1708  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel was made a Sergeant in the Train Band [militia]. 
    Settlement 1708  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel, his brothers Ebenezer and Matthias, and nephew Matthew were among the original proprietors of Ridgefield, Connecticut 
    Fact 1 13 Sep 1708  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The 24 proprietors purchased the land for the new settlement from the Ramapoo Indians. They took possession of 20,000 acres in 1709 
    Fact 1 9 Feb 1709/10  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    On 9 February the 3rd Division of land was also held. Samuel drew #15, Matthias #16, and Matthew #6. Samuel drew lot #22, Matthias #15, and Matthew #20 in the division of Plow Land on 10 February.In an earlier "Draught Division" held on 5 January, Samuel drew #7, Matthias #16, and Matthew #23 [RLR-1:5]. Ebenezer chose to remain on his property at Norwalk. 
    Fact 1 9 Feb 1709/10  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The site was divided into lots and on 9 February 1709/10 Samuel drew lot # 1[located at the south end of Main Street on the east side], Matthias drew lot # 6 and Matthew drew lot #18.[RLR-1:5] 
    Fact 1 5 Apr 1710  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    [b. 1635-d. 1711/15] Matthias, Sr. deeded land to son [OSA0026] Samuel
    [NLR-4:107]. 
    Fact 1 10 Jan 1710/11  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Samuel St. John, and his wife Rebecca, and Benjamin Wilson, and his wife Jane, all of Ridgefield sold land left to them by John Olmstead to Thomas Fitch on 10 January 1710/11[NLR-4:123]. 
    Fact 1 22 Jan 1710/11  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Samuel St. John of Ridgefield sold land at Norwalk to Thomas Benedict [NLR-4:118].  
    Fact 1 1715  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was one of three appointed to look over town and propriety votes. 
    Fact 1 1718  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen townsman 
    Military Service May 1718  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel was made a Lieutenant in the Train Band [militia] 
    Fact 1 19 Oct 1719  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel St. John and Daniel Olmstead, selectmen, "laid out a highway through the west point of James Northrup's homestead..."This event was recorded on 19 October 1719 and was one of the first highways laid out in the area 
    Fact 1 1720/21  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen fence viewer. 
    Fact 1 15 Mar 1720/1  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Samuel and his wife Rebecca sold their home lot in Ridgefield to Lemuel More [RLL-2:72]. **RLL:Ridgefield Land Records 
    Fact 1 15 Mar 1720/1  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Samuel St. John sold an £80 right of commanage in the undivided lands in Norwalk to Nathaniel Ketcham and John St. John on 15 March 1720/1. The ommanage "was my Honored father's Matthias St. John's" [NLR-5:150]. 
    Fact 1 1724  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen lister. 
    Military Service May 1727  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Assembley at Hartford appointed Samuel St. John to be "Captain of the company or trainband in the town of Ridgefield aforesaid, and order he be commissioned accordingly." [p.91]  
    Fact 1 1727/28  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen townsman. 
    Fact 1 1729  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen surveyor and moderator of town meetings. 
    Fact 1 16 May 1729  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    On 16 May 1729 the town of Ridgefield granted
    land to Captain St. John [RLL-1:75]. He drew lot #5 of the Draught Land on 28 March 1729 [RLL-1:81] and lot #7 on 29 December 1729 [RLL-1:82]. 
    Fact 1 9 Feb 1733/4  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    On 9 February 1733/4 he deeded land to his eldest son Samuel [RLL-1:12]. 
    Move Abt 1740  Cortland Manor, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Samuel had moved his family to Cortland Manor, Westchester Co., New York around 1740. He described himself as "Samuel St. John lately of Ridgefield in the County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut in New England now living on Courtland Manor in the County of West Chester and province of New York" in a deed to Ralph Isaac on 13 February 1740/1[RLL-3:56] and in a deed of 7 September 1742 to P. Smith [RLL-3:77]. 
    Generation 21 
    Died 1752  Cortland Manor, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Record Status 29 Aug 2014 
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    Age ~ 67 years 
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    Person ID OSA0026   St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  20 people have linked a DNA test to Captain Samuel St. John 

    Father Ancestors Mathias St. John
              b. 13 Dec 1635, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jul 1712, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Rachel Button, St. John
              b. 16 Dec 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married abt. 1689  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F3431    |  Family Chart

    Partner Ancestors Samuel St. John
              b. Abt 1685, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1752, Cortland Manor, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Jul 1701  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 10 children  [1, 2
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F17    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1685 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - In June of 1701 [b.1635 -d. 1711/15] Matthias St. John, Sr. deeded six acres by the meadow field "for and in consideration of the love, good will and affection toward my loving son [OSA0026] Samuell St. John"[NLR-2/3:252]. NLR: Norwalk Land Records - Jun 1701 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - [b 1635-d.1711/15] Matthias, Sr. assigned to Samuel a bill for land that had belonged to his father [Matthew the immigrant][NLR-4:74] - 24 Jun 1701 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1701 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Samuel St. John and Rebecca Olmstead were married about 1702 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.13?15 Rebecca Olmstead, daughter of John Olmstead and Mary Benedict, was born about 1681 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She died in 1755 at the age of 74 in Courtland Manor, Westchester Co., New York.14 She was also known as Rebecca St. John. - Abt 1702 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - The town granted land to [OSA0007]Ebenezer and [I11132]Samuel on 30 March 1706 [NLR-2/3:34] - 30 Mar 1706 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - [OSA0026] Samuel St. John exchanged land "of Roaton and the Islands" with Thomas Betts Sr. and Jr. on 15 February 1706/7 [NLR-2/3:319] - 15 Feb 1706/7 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - The town of Norwalk granted land to [OSA0007] Ebenezer, [OSA0010] James, and [I1132] Samuel St. John [NLR-2/3:331] and to [OSA0026] Samuel and [OSA0028] Matthias St. John [NLR-2/3:333]. - 25 Feb 1706/7 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - [OSA0026] Samuel St. John exchanged land with John Raymond[NLR-2/3:331]. - 3 Mar 1706/7 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Samuel was made a Sergeant in the Train Band [militia]. - 1708 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSettlement - Samuel, his brothers Ebenezer and Matthias, and nephew Matthew were among the original proprietors of Ridgefield, Connecticut - 1708 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - The 24 proprietors purchased the land for the new settlement from the Ramapoo Indians. They took possession of 20,000 acres in 1709 - 13 Sep 1708 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - On 9 February the 3rd Division of land was also held. Samuel drew #15, Matthias #16, and Matthew #6. Samuel drew lot #22, Matthias #15, and Matthew #20 in the division of Plow Land on 10 February.In an earlier "Draught Division" held on 5 January, Samuel drew #7, Matthias #16, and Matthew #23 [RLR-1:5]. Ebenezer chose to remain on his property at Norwalk. - 9 Feb 1709/10 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - The site was divided into lots and on 9 February 1709/10 Samuel drew lot # 1[located at the south end of Main Street on the east side], Matthias drew lot # 6 and Matthew drew lot #18.[RLR-1:5] - 9 Feb 1709/10 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - [b. 1635-d. 1711/15] Matthias, Sr. deeded land to son [OSA0026] Samuel [NLR-4:107]. - 5 Apr 1710 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Samuel St. John, and his wife Rebecca, and Benjamin Wilson, and his wife Jane, all of Ridgefield sold land left to them by John Olmstead to Thomas Fitch on 10 January 1710/11[NLR-4:123]. - 10 Jan 1710/11 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Samuel St. John of Ridgefield sold land at Norwalk to Thomas Benedict [NLR-4:118]. - 22 Jan 1710/11 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - He was one of three appointed to look over town and propriety votes. - 1715 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Lt. St. John was chosen townsman - 1718 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Samuel was made a Lieutenant in the Train Band [militia] - May 1718 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Samuel St. John and Daniel Olmstead, selectmen, "laid out a highway through the west point of James Northrup's homestead..."This event was recorded on 19 October 1719 and was one of the first highways laid out in the area - 19 Oct 1719 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Lt. St. John was chosen fence viewer. - 1720/21 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Samuel and his wife Rebecca sold their home lot in Ridgefield to Lemuel More [RLL-2:72]. **RLL:Ridgefield Land Records - 15 Mar 1720/1 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Samuel St. John sold an £80 right of commanage in the undivided lands in Norwalk to Nathaniel Ketcham and John St. John on 15 March 1720/1. The ommanage "was my Honored father's Matthias St. John's" [NLR-5:150]. - 15 Mar 1720/1 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Lt. St. John was chosen lister. - 1724 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - The Assembley at Hartford appointed Samuel St. John to be "Captain of the company or trainband in the town of Ridgefield aforesaid, and order he be commissioned accordingly." [p.91] - May 1727 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Lt. St. John was chosen townsman. - 1727/28 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Lt. St. John was chosen surveyor and moderator of town meetings. - 1729 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - On 16 May 1729 the town of Ridgefield granted land to Captain St. John [RLL-1:75]. He drew lot #5 of the Draught Land on 28 March 1729 [RLL-1:81] and lot #7 on 29 December 1729 [RLL-1:82]. - 16 May 1729 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - On 9 February 1733/4 he deeded land to his eldest son Samuel [RLL-1:12]. - 9 Feb 1733/4 - Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Captain Samuel St. John". The St. John Genealogy. https://stjohngenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=OSA0026%20&tree=OSA0001 (accessed January 18, 2019).

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