|Calif. Families Gard Samuel Wilbore|
Notes for Samuel Wilbore
Samuel Wilbore and wife Ann, came to America before 1 December, 1633 and lived in Boston. May have come 4 September, 1633 on ship "Griffin" He was a merchant, had a ship, probably sold cloth and lumber and was in the wool business.
He and 6 men under him guarded the gate at Roxbury. He sold his home on what is now Washington St. to Samuel Sherman. In 1634, he and William Blackstene bought "Boston Commons" and gave it to the town. Made "Freeman" 4 March 1633/4 . He was banished from Boston 30 August 1637, and disarmed 20 November 1637 and went to Portsmouth, R.I. because of his association with a religious group lead by Anne Hutchinson John Wheelwright and possibly Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson was the unauthorized Puritan preacher of a dissident church discussion group.
Rhode Island had become a haven for persecuted religious sects. These people, called Antinomians, believed that the moral laws as taught by the Church of England were of no value and that the only law that should be followed was that of the Gospel. Quakers, who eventually merged with the Antinomians, established a meeting house on Aquidneck in 1657.
From Who's Who in American History, Hist. Vol. 1607-1896 Marquis, p. 651:
From The National Cyclopadia of American Biography p. 384
**Savage was wrong in making Ann Bradford the wife of Samuel Wilbore. Actually a Zacharias Wildbore was the husband of the Ann Wildbore mentioned in the will of Thomas Bradford.
Wilbur, Samuel (c. 1585-July 29, 1656), Rhode Island merchant and colonist, whose name is also spelled Wilbor and Wildbore, was born in England and came to America some time before 1633. The first known fact about him is that with his wife Anne he joined the First Church of Boston, Oct. 1, 1633. He turned to trade and soon became a person of considerable importance. He owned a parcel of land near the present site of the city of Revere, another near the Roxbury boundary, a house and lot on Essex Street in Boston, and still another house on Milk Street. His interest in public affairs is evinced by the fact that he was one of the small circle of men who bought the Common for Boston from William Blackstone in 1634. A year later he contributed 10L for the first Massachusetts free school. In1637 he became involved in the Antinomian controversy and was banished for having been "seduced and led into dangerous errors." Accordingly he turned south to the more liberal colony of Rhode Island. He was one of the eighteen purchasers of the Island of Aquidneck (now the island of Rhode Island) from the Narragansett Indians, and a few months later established there his wife and four sons. He was one of the signers of the Portsmouth Compact, which organized the infant government; he farmed the lands granted to him; he built and managed the only planing mill in the community. He was chosen clerk of one of the train bands, and subsequently served as sergeant and constable. In 1645 he returned to Massachusetts to find the colony about to declare war on the Narragansetts, whose feud with the Mohegans of Connecticut was endangering the security of New England. Three messengers were therefore appointed to give back to the Indians the presents they had recently offered as promises of peace. Wilbur was one of those chosen for this critical task, which successfully frightened the Indians into submission. His last years proved to be more tranquil. After the death of his wife, he married Elizabeth Lechford, widow of Thomas Lechford, who had been Boston's only trained lawyer. Settling in Taunton, Mass. Wilbur devoted himself to his commercial interests and identified himself with the life of the town. He died in Boston, leaving a comfortable inheritance for his sons. He was one of that courageous early group of settlers who by successfully meeting the many problems of frontier life in the seventeenth century founded American civilization in the wilderness.
1 Samuel Shadrack WILBORE (b. 6 SEP 1594 Sible Hedergton, Essex, Eng.; m. 1620 Sible Hedingham, Eng.;d. 24 JUL 1656 Boston, MA) . +Ann Smith (b. 13 JAN 1597/98 S England; d. 24 SEP 1656 Rhode Island ) . 2 Shadrack WILBORE (b. 16 SEP 1631 at: Christenes Sible Hedington, Essex, Eng.; m. 13 JUN 1662 Sible Hedington, Essex, Eng.; d. 16 FEB 1696/97 Taunton, MA) .. +Mary Dean (b. bef 1640) .. 3 Rebecca WILBORE (b. 13 JAN 1664/65; m. 28 AUG 1684 Taunton, MA;d. 30 AUG 1727 Berkley, MA) ... +Abraham HATHAWAY ... 4 Benjamin HATHAWAY (b. 1699 Taunton, Bristol, MA; d. 21 Apr 1762 Morristown, NJ) .... 5 Benjamin HATHAWAY Jr. (b. Abt 1728 Hanover, Morris, NJ; d.Aft 1797, Morris, NJ) .... +Mary FAIRCHILD (b. ABT. 1725 Morristown, NJ; m. 12 NOV 1746 Morristown, NJ;d. 18 MAR 1750/51 Morristown, NJ) ..... 6 Sarah HATHAWAY (1748 Of Morristown, NJ; d. 1810); d. 1800-1810 Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA) ...... +Jacob Gard (b. 1750 Morristown, NJ; d. 1815, Fayette, PA) ...... 7 Noah Gard (b. ABT. 1774 Morris Co., NJ; d. 18 SEP 1838 Preble Co., OH) ....... 8 Mahala Gard (b. 17 Dec 1803 Fayette Co., PA; d. (AFTER 1887)Lake Cty, CA) ........ 9 Charles Gard (b. 1824, Dixon, OH; d. 1876, Morgan Valley, CA) ......... 10 Susan Francis Fanny GARD (b. 7 MAR 1867; m. 28 Dec 1884 Kelseyville, CA;d. 2 Dec 1939 Finley, CA) .......... +Benton THOMAS .......... 11 Delwin Lewis Thomas (b. 16 May 1886, Kelseyville, CA; d. 17 Apr 1940, San Francisco; buried Kelseyville)) .......... 11 Alta Eugenia Thomas (b. 28 Jun 1887, Kelseyville; d. 19 Jan 1962, Saratoga, CA) .......... 11 Clara Edna Thomas (b. 11 May 1889, Kelseyville, CA; d. 19 Oct 1966, Davis, CA) .......... 11 Crystal Frances Thomas (b. 29 Mar 1891, Kelseyville; d. 5 Jun 1977, San Jose, CA) .......... 11 Verna Vivian Thomas (b. 27 Apr 1894, Kelseyville; d. 6 Feb 1981, Kelseyville) .. +Elizabeth Lechford Samuel's 2nd wife. Widow of Thomas Lechford only lawyer in Boston at the time.Links:
The Guardline Database (www.angelfire.com/wa3/gardline) where some of this came from is no longer active.
Samuel Wilbore pages at:
K Whyte's web pages,
Descendants of Samuel Wildbore at Rhode Island USGenWeb.
Descendants of Samuel Wildbore at Newport Bios.