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LOOK Samuel (b.1702 ) of Alice DAGGETT
Posted by: Richard Look Date: May 30, 2001 at 07:47:14
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There is a line of Look's that seems overlooked. I am posting this information in hopes of sparking interest in further research. Both quoted sections are from "The History of Martha's Vineyard" by Charles Banks.

"The name of the Indian woman who married Joseph Daggett is unknown. Their DAGGETT children are named in various deeds and wills:
1. Joseph Daggett b c1668
2. Hester/Esther Daggett b c1672 m Edward Cottle
3. Alice/Ellis Daggett b c1675, d 1711, naming children in her will:
(1) "Black Henry Luce" b. before March 1697, son of "White-eyed Henry Luce", named as "Henry Luce" in mother's will
(2) Samuel Look, son of Samuel Look
(3) Patience Allen
390. JOSEPH,3 b. abt. 1668.
391. HESTER, b. (1672); m. EDWARD COTTLE (9).
392. ALICE [*This name was usually written Ellis in the records and was so spelled by her descendants. She could write her name and frequently signed as a witness.], b. (1675); d. 1711; unm. but mother of the following children:
I. Henry Luce.4 b. 1696 ("Black Henry").
II. Samuel Look.4 b. 1702; rem. to Rochester, Mass.; m. Ruth Savory and had eight children The sons served in the Revolution from that town and descendants in the Civil War.
III. Patience Allen.4 She was living in 1711 but whether she survived to marry is not known." [From Vol III, Family Genealogies]

"The oldest daughter of Joseph, Ellis (Alice), left quite a record for a girl of her age and antecedents. She had three children born out of wedlock named for their presumptive fathers, Henry Luce, Samuel Look and Patience Allen. This unfortunate half-breed was made of better stuff than would be inferred from contemplating this promiscuous progeny. She was evidently honest, honorable and thrifty, and true to her offspring. She did not live beyond middle life, as her will dated March 19, 1711, when she must have been not much over forty, was probated two months later. It is a legal condition that illegitimate children cannot inherit property, but her will devises real and personal estate to each of her children by name, and as the will was allowed and the real estate passed to the one called Henry Luce, who later disposed of it, this would seem to act as a legitimation of this anomalous family. Henry Luce so-called received his share of the property originally given by the Sachem Wampamag to Alice Sessetom; Samuel Luce was given 7, and Patience Allen the movable estate. Her father, Joseph Daggett, was named as executor, and fulfilled the trust . Altogether it was a very creditable transaction on her part. It is not known what became of these children, but the presumption is that they became united with their Indian associates, and finally lost identity among them, if they survived to adult life." [From Vol II, Annals of West Tisbury]

The movement of this Samuel LOOK was westward in the early 18th century, to Rochester MA. Is it possible that some of his descendants moved ever more westward to New York and later to Michigan? I have been unable to make ANY connection.


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