Samuel Stone

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Samuel Stone (July 18, 1602 – 20 July 1663) was a Puritan Minister.

Stone was born in Hertford, England. In 1620, he left Hertford to study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1624.[1] He was ordained on July 8, 1626 at Peterborough and a year later became curate at Stisted, Essex.[2] In 1633, Samuel Stone and Thomas Hooker sailed across the Atlantic on a ship named the Griffin. They arrived in Boston on the 4th of September of the same year, and a few weeks later, Samuel Stone became Teacher of Church. In 1644, he became a Freeman.

In 1636, Stone and Hooker led their congregation from New Towne (now Cambridge, Massachusetts) and established a new colony at House of Hope (a Dutch fort and trading post), making peace with the local Indians and renaming the town they called Saukiog as Hartford, after Stone's birthplace - they thus became the town's founding fathers.

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  1. ^ "Stone, Samuel (STN620S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ http://www.hertford.net/history/samstone.asp

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