Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Samuel Spofford (b. January 31, 1652/53)

Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 9th-great grandfather, Samuel Spofford.

Samuel was born January 31, 1652/53 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA., the son of John and Elizabeth (Scott) Spofford. Samuel married December 4, 1676 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA to Sarah Burpbee, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Kelley) Burpbee. Sarah was born May 21, 1660 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA, and died November 18, 1729 in Bradford, Essex Co., MA. Samuel died January 1, 1743/44 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA.

Known children of Samuel and Sarah (Burpbee) Spofford are as follows :
i. Thomas Spofford b. May16, 1677/78 Essex Co., MA., m. Bethiah Hazeltine

I descend from Samuel and Sarah (Burpbee) Spofford through their son, Thomas, as follows :
Samuel Spofford and Sarah Burpbee
Thomas Spofford and Bethiah Hazeltine
Elizabeth Spofford and Bennett Field
Bethiah Field and Seth Pierce
Gordon Pierce and Thirsa Smalley
Francis S. Pierce and Rebecca Page
Edmund G. Pierce and Catherine Groenendyke
William Francis Pierce and Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce and Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)

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