Samuel Keeler

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Samuel Keeler
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
October 1701 – May 1702
Serving with Andrew Messenger
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Andrew Messenger
In office
October 1703 – October 1704
Serving with Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Thomas Betts
In office
May 1706 – October 1706
Serving with John Copp
Preceded by Thomas Betts,
Samuel Hanford
Succeeded by Joseph Platt
In office
May 1709 – May 1710
Serving with John Betts,
Joseph Platt
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
John Betts
Succeeded by Samuel Betts,
Joseph Platt
Personal details
Born 1656[2]
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony[2]
Died May 19, 1713[2]
Ridgefield, Connecticut Colony
Resting place Ye Burying Yard, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Spouse(s) Sarah St. John Keeler (m. March 10, 1682) [3]
Children Timothy Keeler, Samuel Keeler, Joseph Keeler, Jonah Keeler
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Military service
Battles/wars

King Philip's War,

Samuel Keeler (1656 – May 19, 1713) was a member of the House of Representatives of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1701, October 1703, May 1704, May 1706, May 1709 and October 1709. He is listed as a founding settler of Ridgefield, Connecticut on the founders monument in Ye Burying Ground cemetery in Ridgefield.

He was the son of Ralph Keeler and the brother of John Keeler.

On December, 19, 1675, Samuel participated in the Narragansett Swamp Fight in Rhode Island during the King Philip's War.[4] On account of his service, at a Norwalk town meeting on January 12, 1676, he was granted a parcel of land on Clapboard Hill.

In 1708, Samuel Keeler, father-in-law Matthias Sention, Sr., and Matthew St. John took part in the purchase of Ridgefield from the Indians for 100 pounds.[citation needed]

Notable descendants[edit]

  • Samuel is the third-great-grandfather of Edwin O. Keeler (1846–1923), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, and first mayor of Norwalk after its incorporation as a city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Historical Discourse in Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of Norwalk
  2. ^ a b c Samuel Keeler at Find a Grave
  3. ^ Charles Melbourne Selleck (1896). Norwalk: v. 1 and supplement. The author. p. 122. 
  4. ^ a b Charles Melbourne Selleck (1896). Norwalk: v. 1 and supplement. The author. p. 160. 
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1701 – May 1702
With: Andrew Messenger
Succeeded by
Andrew Messenger
Preceded by
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1703 – October 1704
With: Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by
Thomas Betts
Preceded by
Thomas Betts
Samuel Hanford
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1706 – October 1706
With: John Copp
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
John Betts
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1709 – May 1710
With: John Betts
Joseph Platt
Succeeded by
Samuel Betts
Joseph Platt