Rev. Samuel Stow1,2,3

#2778, b. 8 February 1623, d. 8 May 1704


Hope Fletcher b. 1624/25, d. b 1702


     Rev. Samuel Stow was baptized on 8 February 1623 at England. He married Hope Fletcher on 8 May 1649 at Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass; The marriage was probably in Charlestown, Mass., although it is recorded in Middletown.4 Rev. Samuel Stow died on 8 May 1704 at Middletown, Middlesex, Conn, at age 81.4 He was buried on 10 May 1704 at Riverside Cemetery Middletown, Middlesex, Conn.5

Other Events

     Rev. Samuel Stow and his parents emigrated from England to Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass, in 1634.6 Samuel graduated from Harvard, class of 1645.7 Rev. Samuel Stow became a Freeman at Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass., in May 1645.8 On 4 November 1668, Rev. Samuel Stow was succeeded by Rev. Nathaniel Collins at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Middletown. His estate was probated on 20 June 1704 at Middletown, Middlesex, Conn.9

Time Line

Baptism1623, England
Emigration1634, Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass6
Graduation1645, Harvard, Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass7
Freeman1645, Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass8
Marriage1649, Charlestown, Middlesex, MassHope Fletcher4
Birth of Daughterc 1659Dorothy Stow
Birth of Daughterc 1667Rachel Stow
Death of Daughter1698, ConnDorothy Stow
Death1704, Middletown, Middlesex, Conn4
Burial1704, Riverside Cemetery Middletown, Middlesex, Conn5
Probate1704, Middletown, Middlesex, Conn9
ChartsDescendants of Samuel Stow
Pedigree of Frank Farnsworth Starr


Probate Found
Middletown First Settler
F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 4:217.
  2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 2011), 2:1464.
  3. R. W. Bacon, "In-Depth First Settler Profile: Samuel Stow (16501) / Hope (Fletcher) Stow", Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants (2009).
  4. Barbour Collection, citing Vital Records of Middletown, LR1:22.
  5. Find A Grave Memorial.
  6. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols., (Boston: NEHGS, 1999-2011), 6:559.
  7. John Langdon Sibley, Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University, 3 vols. (Cambridge: University Press: Welsh, Bigelow & Co., 1873-1885), 1:118, 585.
  8. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, 5 vols. in 6 (Boston: The Legislature, 1853-1854), 2:294.
  9. Charles Williams Manwaring, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3 vols. (Hartford: RS Peck & Company, 1904-1906), 2:120.