Samuel Kendall (1682-1764)

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Samuel Kendall was born 29 October 1682 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States to Thomas Kendall (1649-1730) and Ruth Blogget (1656-1695) and died 13 December 1764 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Unknown (1687-1742) in United States. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom.


Sewall, 1868, has this to say about Samuel's life:

He was a carpenter by trade; and formerly known far and wide beyond his native place as Lieutenant Kendall, from having received a Lieutenant's commission from Governor Belcher, 5 Oct. 1732. He was a very active, enterprising, public spirited man, often employed in town business, and much engaged in promoting both the civil and the religious prosperity of Woburn. He was an original proprietor of North Town, or Townsend, and as such, became involved in a controversy with the heirs of Major Hathorne, of Salem, who claimed a portion of the lands in that town, under a prior grant from the General Court. He was also a principle settler of Paguaige, or Athol; in the settlement of which he and several of his sons suffered much from floods, and from the depredations of Indians during the French wars between 1744 and 1760. (pp. 621-622)

Samuel was elected as a selectman of Woburn for three years, 1746-48 (Sewall, 1868, p. 580).

He was an original proprietor of "Townsend" and Athol, Massachusetts (Woburn Records, vol. 2, p. 39*)


Offspring of Samuel Kendall and Elizabeth Unknown (1687-1742)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Kendall (1708-1792)
James Kendall (1710-1796)
Josiah Kendall (1712-1802)
Ezekiel Kendall (1715-1802)
Timothy Kendall (1717-1780)
Elizabeth Kendall (1719-1813)
Jonas Kendall (1721-1799)
Sarah Kendall (1723-1817)
Susanna Kendall (1724-1818)
Obadiah Kendall (1725-1811)
Jesse Kendall (1727-1797) 15 May 1727 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 14 April 1797 Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Evans (1733-1813)

Seth Kendall (1729-1790)
Abigail Kendall (1731-1816)
Ephraim Kendall (1732-1733)
Jerusha Kendall (1734-1812)

Sources and notes

Ω Birth
  • "Samuel, s. of Thomas, Oct. 29, 1682" ( Woburn Records, Part I^^page=138 )
₪ Wedding
  • There is no marriage entry in the Woburn Records; Sewall, 1868 says that Elizabeth is the wife of Samuel son of Thomas, not Samuel son of Samuel.
¶ Death
  • "Lieut. Samuel, s. of ___, Dec. 13, 1764; 83 y." ( Woburn Records, Part II, p. 104 )
§ Remains


  Bruce Kendall

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