He was the youngest of ten children born to James and Naomi (Cooke) Hubbard. Samuel arrived at Salem in October, 1633, but the next year removed to Watertown. Thence, also, he compelled to remove for a reason which he himself shall relate: “God having enlightened both, but mostly my wife, into his holy ordinance of baptizing only of visible believer, and (she) being very zealous for it, she was mostly struck at, and answered two times publickly; where; where I was also said to be as bad as she, and sore threatened with imprisonment to Hartford jail, if not to renounce it or to remove; that scripture came into our minds, if they persecute you in one place flee to another. We went for Rhode Island and arrived there the 12 day. ( 1643 to ) and his wife Ann Audley, who are my 7th Great Grandparents. Jeremiah Clarke, one of the first English Planter of Rhode Island, he died at Newport in said Island and was buried in the tomb that stands by the street by the water side of Newport, upon the – day of the 11 mo., 1651. Directly after this he, with Tobias Saunders, was authorized by the colony to summon juries and hold corts, they being appointed “Conservators or His Majesty’s Peace.” John Crandall was one of the original purchasers from Chief Sosoa of Narragansett of the Misquamicutt tribe, of the land comprising Westerly, from which Hopkinton was later formed.He joined the company that marched through the wilderness to the Connecticut River and founded the towns of Windsor and Wethersfield. 4, 1636-7, he married Tase Cooper, a young woman of some twenty-eight years, who arrived at Dorchester in 1634. I and my wife upon our manifestation of our faith were baptized by brother John Clarke, 3 day of November, 1648.” For upward of forty years he continued to live in Newport, at what he termed “Mayford,” probably leading the life of a small farmer and practicing his trade as a carpenter. Holmes on a preaching tour to the Dutch on Long Island. Hubbard with his wife, one daughter, and four others withdrew from their former church relations and formed the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America. Hubbard had his full share, as also in the subsequent extension of his peculiar beliefs in the new town of Westerly and at New London. His wife survived him and was present at a church meeting in 1697, after which no trace of her can be found. Jeremiah and Ann’s sons Jeremiah Clark III and Samuel Clark are both my 6th Great Grandfathers. He married, perhaps secondly, in England,about 1637, Frances (Latham) Dugan, who was baptized at Kempston, co. 1677, in her 67th(sic) year, and was buried at Newport, her gravestone in the Newport Cemetery bearing the following inscription: She was the daughter of Lewis Latham, Gent., Sergeant Falconer to King Charles I, by his wife Elizabeth, and widow of William Dungan, Gent., perfumer, who was son of Thomas Dungan, Gent., of Lincoln’s Inn, and nephew of Sir Walter Dungan, Bart., of Castletown Kildrought, and Possecktown, co. 1677, a letter of that date from Samuel Hubbard of Newport to his children at Westerly, RI, stating that “Mr. (1) in 1658 John Cranston, Governor of Rhode Island, 1678-1680, b. The townships of Westerly, Hopkinton, Charleston and Richmond, as they now are, were a tract called by the Indians Misquamicutt and on August 27, 1661 John Crandall was one of the nine signers of a petition to the Court of Commissioners for the Colony of Providence Plantations, in session at Portsmouth, for the purchase of that part of the tract which became Westerly.The present writer has a copy of a note book into which Dr. Children: 1, Robert, 2, Son, 3, Hubbard, 4, Thomas, 5, Naomi, 6, Ruth, 7, Benjamin, 8, Samuel, 9, Tacy, 10, Deborah. -Jennifer While I was at the Paradise School with the lovely ladies from the Middletown Historical Society I asked them if the photo I had below from of my 8th great grandmother Frances Latham Dungan Clarke Vaughan looked like it could have been taken in the Common Burial Ground (God’s little Acre) in Newport, RI. The Indians proved friendly and he obtained from them a grant of land.
The sister Sarah mentioned is the letter was Samuel Hubbard’s oldest sister, b. I will transcribe that and post it as soon as I’m able. The first valid documentary account of John Crandall in New England shows him to have been actively identified with the Baptist Church in Newport, July 21, 1651.
I desire yon to be private in what is here written, on be instant with our God for us, yt the Lord wo’d guide our ways, I rest yours in the Lord Jesus to command in wt I am able. The enemies treason (threaten), as I hear since I concluded my letter, yt because we were not at the their meeting yesterday, yt out abstenance would prove costly. Edward Smith and his wife, Obadiah Holmes, Joseph Tory (Torrey) and his wife, of the town of Rehoboth, for the continuing of a meeting upon the Lord’s day from house to house, contrary to the order of this Court.” These persons had recently been baptized, it is believed by John Clarke; and had joined the Baptist Church at Newport. He was one of the first preachers of the old Seventh Day Baptist Church.
In this cause we know not one another’s minds; to tarry I see no man forward, and to go, no man as yet, for ought I hear or see, can tell whether to go. 2, 1650 the Grand Inquest present to the Court “John Hazel, Mr. He settled first in Providence in 1637 and later in Westerly, R. He and his followers were instrumental in the settlement of Westerly but later he and his family moved to Portsmouth to escape the Indians and there died in 1676.
It is ordered by the colony of the court, that he whoso is absent from their meeting in public, or set up any other meeting, shall pay 10s a person every day. He was a Baptist minister and was among those that were persecuted in the Boston Colony and so fled to Rhode Island to find the freedom of thought denied them in Mass. On July 21, 1651 he and John Clarke and Obediah Holmes were thrown into prison in Boston for preaching and on July 31 he was sentenced to pay a fine or be publicly whipped.
On the same date he was elected treasurer of Newport,and held this office for three years, and in May 1647 he was elected general treasurer of the Colony, and served in this capacity until . Elder John is buried in the row nearest the swamp in the end grave to the left as one stands facing the swamp. Each of the twenty seven graves is indicated by a field stone some 14 inches in width, appearing four to eight inches above the ground set at the head while a smaller stone marks the foot of the grave. In 1658, 1659, 1662, 1663 he was a Commissioner, and was a Deputy to the General Court in 1667, 16, representing Westerly during the two latter terms.