Samuel Keeler

Samuel Keeler

Birth
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 May 1713 (aged 56–57)
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Old Settlers Part of the Cemetery
Memorial ID 30135423 View Source
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Samuel Keeler was born 1656 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
Sources:
A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell and Ralph Keeler and US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
With thanks to contributer, Karen Brown for vital record information.

Samuel was the son of Ralph Keeler; mother UNK. Ralph Keeler married second, Sarah Widow Whelpley after 6 June 1662." She is not the mother of his children.
Source Genealogies of Long Island Families vol.ll pg. 369. With thanks to Freda Howard.

In December, 19, 1675, Samuel participated in the Narragansett Swamp Fight in Rhode Island during the King Philip's War (1675-76), Because of his good military service, at a Norwalk town meeting on January 12, 1676, he was granted a parcel of land on Clapboard Hill. He was a representative for Ridgefield to the General Court in Hartford in 1701. In 1708, Samuel Keeler, Matthias St. John, and Matthew St. John took part in the purchase of Ridgefield from the Indians for 100 pounds. Thanks to Nareen for this information; and
thank you to Robert W. Keeler for refinements.

THE ANCIENT HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NORWALK.. by Edwin Hall, 1847, p. 191: " Samuel Keeler, the sonne of Ralph Keeler, formerly of Norwake, deceased, tooke to wiffe Sarah Sention, the daughter of Marke Sention, and was married the 10th of March, Anno, 1681-1682." The marriage took place in Norwalk.

Their children: Samuel Keeler, Joseph Keeler, Benjamin Keeler, Jonah Keeler, & Timothy Keeler.
Bio courtesy of Nareen. Thank you Nareen.

**NOTE**: Historical records indicate that the Keeler Tavern was built after Samuel's death and that his grandson, Timothy Keeler was the original proprietor. ad


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