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Dr. Samuel FROST, Sr.

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  • Name Samuel FROST 
    Title Dr. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 13 Feb 1639  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 1718  Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Frost, Norman Seaver, Frost Genealogy in Five Families, West Newton, MA: Frost Family Association of America, 1926, pp. 8-9:

      3 SAMUEL LINE

      SECOND GENERATION

      SAMUEL FROST, the third child of Elder Edmund Frost, of Cambridge, Mass., was born there Feb. 13, 1638-9. In 1663, he was accepted as an inhabitant of Billerica, Mass., and about the same time he married MARY COLE, by whom he had three children. She died before 1674, and he married ELIZABETH, daughter of Rev. John Miller, who settled in Dorchester in 1636.*

      About the time of his second marriage, Samuel Frost removed to Billerica, and took up the citizenship to which he had been accepted ten years previously. He was a physician, and also seems to have been a building contractor, since in 1680 he contracted to build a gallery in the church, under the following specifications.

      It was to be erected "upon the beams, to make one seat in front, & to floor it on the backside to the rooffe of the house, & set a bench behind it, such an one as that place will admit of. And two seats on each side, upon the beams, the foremost of each seat to come down as low as the under side of the beames, that is, the underside of the joyce to be even with the champfering of the beames, & so all three fore seats to be even at ye bottom. The seats of the fore side seats shall be over the beames, and but a little above them. The hindmost side seats shall be behind and above the beames, each seat to be comely closed with rails and boards as is usual in such work, the fore seat with ballisters. The floors made comely and close joynted to preserv the dirt from falling down. All the seats to be finished comely, according to the usual manner of such worke, with a sufficient paire of staires to them, and a floor to cary the seats, the hind seat at the west end to reach from rooffe to rooffe. And to make a casement window of two foot square in the cleare, and put it up at ye east end of the house above the collarbeame. To find all the stuffe and nails and boards and carting at his own charges, all the timber to be sound and good, and the work well wrought, workmanlike according to ye nature of such worke (glass excepted) and the work to he dome by ye last of March next."

      According to Paige's History of Cambridge," Dr. Samuel Frost. died Aug. 12, 1711. But in the Billerica Vital Records there is record of the death of Dr. Samuel Frost, Jan. 7, 1712-13, and of another Dr. Samuel Frost, Jan. 7, 1717-18. There seems to be no record of the death of either of his wives.

      Children, first three by first wife: . . .

      [i] SAMUEL, b. Aug. 21, 1664. . . .

      [ii] ISAAC, b. Oct. 21, 1666. . . .

      [iii] EDMUND, b. Aug. 21, 1668, d. Feb. 12, 1691. . . .

      [iv] THOMAS, b. Apr. 30, 1674. . . .

      [v] ELIZABETH, b. Apr. 30, 1674. Twin. . . .

      [vi] JOHN, b. Apr. 7, 1678 at Billerica, Mass. . . .

      [vii] JOSEPH, b. Dec. 23, 1680. . . .

      [viii] BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 10, 1683. . . .

      [ix] JONATHAN, b. Nov. 3, 1685. . . .

      [x] DAVID, b. Apr. 11, 1689, d. Apr. 14, 1689. . . .

      [xi] EDMUND, b. Mar. 5, 1691-2.

      According to some authorities, the tenth child was Daniel. The Billerica Vital Records give it as David.

      Elizabeth, the only daughter of the family, and twin sister to Thomas, m. Sept. 18, 1705, JOHN, the youngest child of Stephen and Hannah (Hall) Francis, who were m. Dec. 27, 1670.

      Child:

      ELIZABETH.

      John, the sixth child, removed to Newtown, Pa., where he died about the year 1717. Since he left his estate to his only sister Elizabeth, and to his two brothers Thomas and Joseph, it would seem that he had no family.

      (2) Information from the papers of Dr. Donnell M. Owings, originally of Coles County, IL, later Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK:

      III Samuel, b. 13 February 1638/9, d. 7 January 1717/8. He m. first in Cambridge (or Billerica?), 12 Oct. 1663, Mary Cole, who d. after 1668 and, secondly, 1673, Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Mr. John Miller of Dorchester, who d. after 1692. He appears to have m. thirdly Ruth _____, who survived him and m. secondly John Dutton of Billerica, dying 18 July 1738. He removed to Billerica about 1674 and there practiced as a physician until his death. By his first wife he had issue: 1 Samuel, of Springfield, Mass., 2 Isaac, 3 Edmund (d. young); and by his second wife: 4 Thomas of Natick, 5 Elizabeth, 6 John, of Newton, Bucks Co., Pa., 7 Joseph, of Charlestown & Sherburne, 8 Benjamin, 9 Jonathan (d. aged 20), 10 David (d. young), 11 Edmund of Tewksbury.

      (3) Cathi Clore Frost <http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/4803/frost.htm> :

      3. Samuel Frost
      b. 13 February 1638/9 at Cambridge, (now Middlesex Co.), MA
      d. 7 January 1717/8 at Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA
      m. 12 October 1663 to Mary Cole
      m. before 1674 to Elizabeth Miller

      (4) Ancestry.com, Cambridge, Massachusetts History, Supplement [database online], Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997:

      Frost, Samuel (Elder Edm.) b. Feb. 1638, m. (1) Mary Cole, 12 Oct. 1663, 511; m. (2) Elizabeth Miller before he removed to Billerica ab. 1674, d. there, 12 Aug. 1711, 552
    Person ID I2469  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Edmund FROST,   b. 28 Aug 1593, Hartest, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1672, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Thomasine CLENCH,   b. Bef 6 Oct 1608, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1653, Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Apr 1634  Earls Colne, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Thompson, Neil D., The English Ancestry of Thomasine (Clench) Frost, First Wife of Edmund Frost of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, July 1999, v. 153, p. 279:

      . . . Elder Edmund Frost, who came to New England with the Rev. Thomas Shepard in 1635, was married by that minister at Earls Colne, Essex, 16 April 1634 to his first wife Thomasine [Thomas-Anne" in Cambridge records] Clenche. . . .

      [Dr. Thompson cites Earles Colne, Essex Parish Register, FHL microfilm 1,472,111, as documentation of this marriage.]

      (2) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of August 8, 2003, Batch #: M043361, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0857071, Printout Call #: 6909002, Dates: 1559 - 1653:

      EDMOND FROST
      Male
      Marriages:
      Spouse: THOMASIN CLENCH
      Marriage: 16 APR 1634 Earls Colne, Essex, England

      (3) In Thomas Shepard's Memoir of His Own Life, annotated and printed in Young, Alexander, Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636, Boston, MA: C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1846, Rev. Shepard states that he held a lecture in Earls Colne, Essex, England, during the period from 1627 to 1630, and returned to Earls Colne in 1634.
    Family ID F2679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary COLE,   d. Aft 1668 
    Married 12 Oct 1663  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Bailey, Frederic W., Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800, New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897-1914:

      Middlesex County
      Cambridge
      page 15
      Samuel Frost & Mary Coale, Aug. 12, 1663
    Children 
     1. Edmund FROST,   b. 21 Aug 1668, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1691  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Isaac FROST, Sr.,   b. 21 Oct 1666, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1757, Springfield, Hampshire [now Hampden] County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel FROST, Jr.,   b. 21 Aug 1664, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1739, Willington, Windham [now Tolland] County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F2758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MILLER,   b. 1649,   d. Aft 1 Mar 1692  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married Bef 1674  Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David FROST,   b. 11 Apr 1689, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1689, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Jonathan FROST,   b. 3 Nov 1685, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1706, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     3. Edmund FROST, Sr.,   b. 1 Mar 1692, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1766, Dunbarton, Hillsborough County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     4. Daniel FROST,   b. 12 Apr 1689, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1689, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     5. Benjamin FROST,   b. 10 Aug 1683, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1716  (Age < 33 years)  [natural]
     6. Thomas FROST,   b. 30 Apr 1674, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth FROST,   b. 30 Apr 1674, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Joseph FROST,   b. 23 Dec 1680, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Sherborn, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     9. John FROST,   b. 2 Apr 1678, Billerica, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Oct 1716, Newtown, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F2759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ruth (FROST),   d. 18 Jul 1738 
    Married Aft 1 Mar 1692 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F2760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart