Capt Samuel Talcott

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1691 (aged 55–56)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 49023962 View Source
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Samuel was born about 1635, the son of John Talcott and Dorothy Mott.

He was a 1658 graduate of Harvard College.

He was married twice. He wed Hannah Holyoke on Nov. 7, 1661 in Hartford. They had eight children: Samuel in 1662, John in 1663, Hannah in 1665, Elizur in 1669, Joseph in 1671, Benjamin in 1674, Rachel in 1676 and Nathaniel in 1678.

After his wife died, he married the widowed Mary White Rowlandson on Aug. 6, 1679 in Wethersfield (now Glastonbury), Hartford Co., Connecticut. She had previously been taken prisoner by the Algonkian Indians during King Philip's War, and she wrote "The Sovereignty and the Goodness of God," an account of her capture by the Indians that became one of America's first best sellers.

He was an original proprietor of Wethersfield.

He was a farmer.

He was appointed Captain of the Troop of Hartford Co. in 1681.

He was also a real life judge in Wethersfield who became a character in the fictional novel "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare.

He signed his will on Apr. 22, 1691.

It is assumed, but not confirmed, that he was buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery with his wife, who was buried there in 1678.

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