Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameSamuel GARFIELD 912
Bapt Date1 Oct 1613576
Bapt PlaceHoly Trinity, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Will Date15 Sep 1684
Death Date20 Nov 1684
Will Prov. Date16 Dec 1684
Immigr Date1634
FlagsImmigrant, King Philip’s War (1675-76)
FatherEdward GARFIELD (bp. 1583-1672)
Misc. Notes
According to Bond’s Watertown,913 Samuel Garfield “m. (1st), SUSANNA _____. She d. May 2, 1652, and he m. (2d), Sept. 28, 1652, MARY BENFIELD. His numerous family all left Wat. early, and some of them settled in Lancaster. His Will, dated Sept. 15, proved Dec. 16, 1684, mentions wife Mary, sons Samuel and Ephraim, brother Benjamin, friend Richard Child, overseers. He d. Nov. 20, 1684; Inventory £75. 10. The Will of his wid. Mary, of Lancaster, dated Jan., 1708-9, mentions her son-in-law (stepson) Ephraim Garfield, gr. chil. Daniel and Elizabeth Garfield, dr. Rachel Priest, of Lancaster, dr. Deborah Brook, dr. Ann Jackson, dr. Mercy Bury, gr. chil. John and Mary Noble, Sarah Parkhurst, and Sarah and Ephraim Garfield. Benjamin Garfield (her husband’s brother), exec’r.”

Bond records these further aspects of Samuel Garfield’s life:914 “On Court File, is a petition of the selectmen of Wat., dated Dec. 30, 1691, stating that Samuel Garfield was an inhabitant of Cambridge above 20 years past; was servant of Justinian Holden, who died last autumn; then he (S.G.) was put away by the wid.; thence he came to Wat., to the house of Elliz Barron, whose wife had skill in matters of surgery; that Barron being weary of him, he came to the selectmen, who refused to receive him as an inhabitant. Ap. 11, 1692, Mary Holden (wid. of Justinian), aged 45, testified that S. Garfield lived with her husband Justinian, 1 3/4 years, in the limits of Wat., some few months before his decease. This time (1 3/4 years) was probably after his return from Salem; for one petition on file states, that the 20 yrs. of absence from Wat. was partly spent at Salem, where he was an inhabitant, paid taxes, and was impressed in the Indian War. William Shattuck and others testified, Ap. 19, 1692, that Justinian Holden moved to his farm in Camb., last part of Dec. or beginning of January, and there re-[p. 772]mained till the day of his death, about the middle of August following -- that Garfield had been his servant 18 or 19 years.”
Death Date2 May 1652
ChildrenJohn (1646-1649)
 Ephraim (1649-)
Will DateJan 1708/9
Will PlaceLancaster, Massachusetts
Marr Date28 Sep 1652576
Marr PlaceWatertown, Massachsuetts
ChildrenMary (1653-)
 Sarah (1655-)
 Rachel (1656-1737)
 Elizabeth (1659-)
 John (1664-)
 Ruth (1666-)
 Lydia (1668-)
 Daniel (1670-)
 Mercy (1674-)
 Elizabeth (1676-)
 Daniel (1684-)
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