Name: Samuel Pond
Birth: 1609 in Groton, Suffolk, England
Death: 14 MAR 1653/54 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
At the same time that Robert Pond, of Milton was made a freeman (1642), there was one Samuel Pond who married and settled in Windsor, CT. He too, might have been a son of Robert of Dorchester, or of John, or of Thomas. In either case, he must have been a lad when brought by his father from England.
It is said that Windsor, CT was settled in 1635, mostly by emigrants from towns in Massachusetts, and so largely from Dorchester as to make it necessary to re-organize the church there, as well as the town; and as that was the time that Thomas came from England, it is very natural to conclude that he, listening to the glowing accounts of a more congenial clime, joined in with the rest: and as Samuel might have been a son of Thomas, his residence might have been at Windsor on their coming from England, or soon after.
We hear no more of Thomas any more than we do of John. But Samuel marrying, acquiring land, dying, and having an estate to settle, there is a commencement of records from which we are enabled to trace, as we believe in an unbroken line. There is, therefore, a strong presumptive proof that the Ponds of America descended from one, or more, of three brothers. If there is no truth in the tradition it seems to me that it could not have been handed down through all branches of Ponds to the present day. The case is here presented, not as an undoubted truth, but as a probable one.
His earliest existence in Windsor, Connecticut is when he purchased land on Silver Street in 1641.
Sarah Ware b: JAN 1616/17
18 NOV 1642
in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
- Samuel Pond b: 4 MAR 1647/48 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT