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 Samuel Tubbs

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Samuel Tubbs

Birth
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1695 (aged 56–57)
Hadlyme, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 34132907 View Source

Son of William and Mercy (Sprague) Tubbs, husband of Mary (Willey) Tubbs, father of Bethia, William, Samuel, Mercy "Mary", Joanna, Isaac, Sarah, Dorcas, John, and Joseph Tubbs.
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The following is an explanation of the notes from the books kept by Dr. David Patterson of New Jersey. In October of 1860 he visited the Old Cove Burying Ground and copied all gravestone and fieldstone inscriptions. This was a very valuable contribution on his part as his notes has helped to solve "missing persons" who apparently had no stones to mark their graves. On one of the notes, at the bottom, shows the initials "S T" with no date. It is doubtlessly that of Samuel Tubbs who died in Hadlyme during the winter of 1695-6. It is located on the northwest side of the burying place which is the oldest section. I have searched for this fieldstone but could never find it. It probably became buried under through the years or removed. Written by Jonathan Twiss.
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Sadly our history is not always as pleasant as we hope it would be but still it deserves to be told.

Our forefather Isaac Chapman Tubbs, son of Samuel and Mary (Willey) Tubbs was born September 6, 1682 and was the first known Tubbs in our line who was able to read and write. He married Martha Smith in 1707 and was the father of at least nine children.
Sometime around 1728, after his last child was born, Isaac went insane. He decided to circumcise himself with a hatchet but, "he cut off that part which should have been left and left that which should have been cut off, according to the true method of circumcision". Quoting scriptures from the bible he then went to his neighbors and asked them to castrate him but when they refused he again attempted to do it himself. He was prevented from doing it but Isaac was quoted as saying, "My sons must be made like myself". Isaac had 7 sons and again the neighbors tried to dissuade him and thought they had succeeded but later found out they had not, Apparently none of the sons died at the hands of their father but one can only imagine the horror this family endured.
Isaac died in 1749 at Lyme, Connecticut, his tortured soul finally laid to rest.

Written by Kathy Pike
Source: The History of the Tubbs Family by Charles Tubbs

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Various sources tell us that Samuel is buried here but there is currently some dispute about this.


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  • Created by: K.P.
  • Added: 23 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34132907
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34132907/samuel-tubbs : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Tubbs (1638–1695), Find a Grave Memorial ID 34132907, citing Old Cove Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by K.P. (contributor 46787693) .