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Captain Samuel St. John

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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  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    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
    • OSA pg. 56 says 168-; 1685 mother's age = 18

      OSA pg. 29 gives mother, Rachel Bouton b. 16 Dec 1667
    Gender Male 
    Fact 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 
    Fact 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1720/21  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen fence viewer. 
    Fact 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 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 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 1727/28  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lt. St. John was chosen townsman. 
    Fact 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 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 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
    • [17]
    • OSA pg. 56 says 1755

      Rebecca St. John was listed as a widow on a 1752 list of church members of the Church of Christ in Salem, Westchester Co., New York. Also on the list were daughter Peregrina [Nathan] Northrup, and sons Daniel and Noah and their wives. Based on this list of church members, Samuel St. John died sometime prior to the summer of 1752.
    Record Status 29 Aug 2014 
    Record Complete
     
    Age ~ 67 years 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
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    Person ID OSA0026   St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  21 DNA tests are associated with 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  Group Sheet  |  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 
    Children 10 children  [1, 2
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents 2 Documents

    Histories
    OSA0026 Captain Samuel St. John (Links to wrong Mathias as father)  Father should be Mathias 1635-1671 not Mathias II b. 1628
    OSA0026 Captain Samuel St. John (Links to wrong Mathias as father) Father should be Mathias 1635-1671 not Mathias II b. 1628
    Excerpt from "Prall, McHugh, Faucett, Crail and Allied Families: The Story of my Ancestral Heritage," Vol. II, p. 122-128 [Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 2009].
  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Captain Samuel St. John". The St. John Genealogy. https://stjohngenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=OSA0026%20&tree=OSA0001 (accessed April 26, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S10541] Orline St. John Alexander. The St. John genealogy; descendants of Matthias St. John, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1634, of Windsor, Connecticut, 1640, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1643-1645, and Norwalk, Connecticut, 1650 (1907). New York, The Grafton Press, 56.

    2. [S10541] Orline St. John Alexander. The St. John genealogy; descendants of Matthias St. John, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1634, of Windsor, Connecticut, 1640, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1643-1645, and Norwalk, Connecticut, 1650 (1907). New York, The Grafton Press, 31.

    3. [S104] Norwalk Land Records-2/3:252.

    4. [S105] Norwalk Land Records-4:74.

    5. [S106] Norwalk Land Records-2/3:34.

    6. [S107] Norwalk Land Records-2/3:319.

    7. [S98] NLR-2/3:331.

    8. [S108] Ridgefield Land Records-1:5.

    9. [S99] NLR-4:107.

    10. [S109] NLR-4:123.

    11. [S100] NLR-4:118.

    12. [S101] RLL-2:72.

    13. [S110] NLR-5:150.

    14. [S103] RLL-1:75.

    15. [S102] RLL-1:12.

    16. [S111] RLL-3:77.

    17. [S10536] Terry Prall. Samuel was probably born by 1672, based on "The Children of the Town" list that was recorded that year in Norwalk. Matthias St. John was shown with seven children. Only five children [with the addition of Samuel] have been identified for Matthias and Elizabeth. Selleck in his book Norwalk surmises that the couple had eight children. If that is the case, then Samuel could have been born closer to 1680..


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