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The Samuel Hubbard Family

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The history of my Hubbard family in R.I, New England starts with Samuel who was born in Mendlesham, suffolk County, in England, in 1610. He was the son of James and Naomi Cocke. He came to New England in 1633, probably on the James, arriving in Salem where he probably met Roger Williams. He was made a freeman in March of 1634/5 and shortly after moved to Watertown Mass. where he joined the church. Later that year joined the group removing to Dorchester (Windsor) Conn.

He was married there to Tacy Cooper. She was born in England abt. 1608 and came first in 1634 to Dorchester, Mass., and then in 1635 to Dorchester (Windsor) Conn. She had brothers Robert and John of London. There was also a Lieut. Thomas Cooper in located Springfield.

Samuel removed to Wethersfield, Conn. in 1637 and then relocated again in before 1639 to Springfield. He stayed put in Springfield where he helped found the church there and became a prominent citizen. He recorded as serving as juror on a number of occasions (first appearance Nov. 14, 1639) and also as appraiser.

In 1647 they removed again this time to Fairfield. Conn. They did not stay here long. The spirit of anabaptism came to them at this time, the enlightenment was more profound on Tacy and she started publicly preaching it principles of baptizing only visible believers. They were asked by the authorities to renounce or remove, so they left.

By Nov. 3, 1648 they were in RI and baptized by Joseph Clark. Samuel was made a freeman of Newport in 1655 and lived the rest of his life in or around that settlement. He belonged to the baptist church in Newport for twenty three years and was sent to Boston to visit John Clark, Obadiah Holms, and John Crandall who were being held at the jail in Boston for baptizing converts. In 1657 he was sent out with Obadiah Holms to spread the gospel to Long Island. In 1664 he was appointed general Solicitor of the Colony. On April 7, 1668 he went to Boston with William Hiscox and Joseph Torry to publicly dispute with those baptized there.

Samuel writes in his journal that his wife took up keeping the Lord's holy 7th day, April 1665. His daug. Ruth Oct. 25, 1666, Rachel, Jan. 15, 1666, Bethiah Feb. 1666, her husband Joseph Clark Feb. 23, 1666 and he having embraced the sabbath three weeks after his wife. Roger Baster followed and then William Hiscox both in 1666. They all lived at Newport and continued their membership in Dr. John Clarke church for a number of years.

On Dec. 23, 1671, Samuel writes that the above converts as well as Stephen Mumford and his wife entered into a church covenant and the first Seventh day Baptist church was founded at Newport. They are also known as Sabbath Keeps and Sabitarians. This church created lots of friction between the baptists. The first pastor was William Hiscox, 2nd was William Gibson, 3ed was Joseph Crandall of Westerly RI, son of Elder John Crandall also of Westerly, who was the first minister converted to Sabbath in America. The church grew and split another forming in Westerly.

Samuel died between 1688 and 1692 and Tacy after 1697, the whereabouts of their grave sites is unknown.

Samuel and Tacy's children are:

1. Naomi, b. Nov. 18, 1637, in Wethersfield, d. Nov. 28, 1637
2. Naomi, b. Oct. 19, 1638, in Wethersfield, d. May. 5, 1643 in Springfield.
3. Ruth, b. Jan. 11, 1640 in Springfield, d. in Westerly, RI 1691, m. Robert Burdick.
4. Rachel, b. Mar. 10, 1642 in Springfield, m. Andrew Langworthy.
5. Samuel, b. Mar. 25, 1644 in Springfield, d. young
6. Bethiah, b. Dec. 19, 1646 in Springfield, d. Apr. 17, 1707 in Westerly, RI., m. Joseph Clark Jr.
7. Samuel, b. Nov. 30, 1649 in Newport, d. Jan. 20, 1670 he was unmarried.

I descend from Bethiah and Joseph Clark Jr. They had a daug. Bethiah who married Rev. Thomas Hiscox son of William Hiscox.

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See images from a trip to the Minister's Memorial of Westerly RI.
It is located in the old cemetery and is on the spot where the meeting house of the Second Seventh Day Baptist Church of RI stood.
All of the old pastors were moved from their original resting places and relocated to the inner circle. All were found with the exception of Thomas Hiscox.