Samuel Truesdell1,2

M, b. 6 February 1644/45, d. 2 March 1694/95
FatherWilliam Truesdell II b. b 6 Sep 1601, d. b 5 May 1674
MotherRebecca Lea d. b 1655
     Samuel was born on Monday, 6 February 1644/45 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Samuel was raised by his Uncle Richard Truesdell. He is first mentioned in this country in his uncle's will when on 9 September 1669, he implied an early forthcoming marriage by Samuel and bequeathed to him £50. Samuel married Mary Jackson, daughter of Deacon John Jackson and Margaret Taft, after 9 September 1669 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The year of Samuel's marriage to Mary is not recorded. Samuel is next noted in 1672 as coming from Boston and being the 26th settler in Newton, age 26. He acquired land on the south side of the Charles River amounting to 120 acres. The site is south of Newton Highlands being bounded on its western and southern sides by Winchester St. and Nahanton St. as indicated in "Plan of Newton" to show holdings prior to 1700. From other sources the farm must have extended eastward, at least in part, to the "famous Dedham highway" (now Dedham St.) being so mentioned in connection with Eliot's Indian wigwam on that road in 1713. Samuel departed this life on Wednesday, 2 March 1694/95 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was buried at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the Canter Cemetery.


Mary Jackson b. 7 Sep 1653, d. a 1700/1


  1. [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, page 335.
  2. [S2] Major General, U.S. Army [retires] Karl Truesdell, Truesdell Genealogy [Trousdell, Truesdell, Truesdale, Truesdel, Trusdell] - Dealing principally with the Descendants of Samuel Truesdell of Newton, Massachusetts, page 12.