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Samuel SMALL (1690-1737) m. Isabel DYER (1695-1731)
s/o Francis Smalley (Abt 1659-Abt 1710) and Elizabeth Hicks (1659-Abt 1712)
d/o William DYER (1652-1738) and Mary Hatch TAYLOR (1653-1738)
p/o Mary SMALL (1718-1798)

Samuel SMALL was “ a man of sturdy and noble qualities … [Isabel] was one of the sturdiest of Old Cape Cod Massachusetts families and was a noble helpmeet of Samuel Small. Their children all born at Truro. [Francis Small and Descendants, p. 86]

1690 Samuel SMALL born Kittery, York ME (one source says Barnstable, MA) [listed in SAR Ap 26084, 6345]

1691 Samuel SMALL baptized at Salem, Essex
, Massachusetts

16 Jul 1695 Isabel DYER born at Barnstable, MA [daughter of William Dyer, born 07 Mar 1653 London, and Mary Taylor, born 1660 Barnstable, MA, daughter of Henry Taylor and Mary Stewart born 1612 London, died 01 Jun 1660 Boston, Suffolk, MA]

1713 Samuel SMALL and Isabel DYER married at Truro, Barnstable, MA

Apr 1713 dau Isabel SMALL born; died in 1713

15 Sep 1714 son SAMUEL SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Married Hannah GROSS 12 Apr 1742 at Truro, MA [Bowman, George Ernest, and Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Vital Records of the Town of Truro, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1933), From p. 59 of original records: "Samll: Smalley the son of Samuel and Issable Smalley was Born in Truro Septr: ye 15 1714"

26 Apr 1715 The Proprietors of Truro recorded 26 Apr 1715 that land was sold to Samuel Smalley, Francis Smalley, William Dryer and Jonathan Dyer, and a further division of land to these proprietors was ordered. In a list of proprietors living in Truro 16 Feb 1730 appears the name Francis Smalley and Isabel Smally, then widow of Samuel Smalley. It is probable that Samuel Smalley was a "Whale-fisherman," then the most daring and lucrative occupation of that area, and that he was lost at sea. The inventory of Samuel Smalley, late of Truro, deceased, was taken 20 Aug 1729.

15 Sep 1716 son TAYLOR SMALL, SR., born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; d. 1812, Great Island, Harpswell, Cumberland, ME. Married Tankful RIDLEY 15 Sep 1742 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME

6 Jan 1718 dau MARY SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; d. 13 Apr 1798 at Cumberland, ME. Married (1) Christopher DYER 27 Aug 1741 at Truro; (2) George Bowacy BOWIE 26 Jul 1743 at Truro, MA and (3) James RIDLEY 17 Sep 1753 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME

2 Aug 1719 son FRANCIS SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; d. June 17, 1794, Truro, Barnstable, MA. Married Elizabeth SMITH 25 Oct 1750 at Truro, MA

Apr 1724 dau ISABEL SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; m. HEZEKIAH PURINTON, March 02, 1747/48; LDS IGI Marriage and birth index, MA, p.72, 758 Record indicates a birth of April 1724,

May 1727 dau LYDIA SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, MA. Died 9 Apr 1729 at Truro, MA

11 Apr 1729 son HIX (Hicks) SMALL, born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; d. December 11, 1805, Truro, Barnstable Co., MA; married Elizabeth HINCKLEY 29 Aug 1754 at Truro, MA

19 Feb 1726 Samuel SMALL "Samuel (Smaley)" owned the covenant in the church at Truro, February19, 1726-7"; LDS IGI Marriage and Birth index, MA, p72, 771 [
Descendants of Edward Small and Allied Families, Underhill, Revised Edition, 1934, Vol. 1, pp 128,129,130,133,134]

20 Aug 1729 Samuel SMALL, a whale fisherman, died at sea (age 47). Inventory of Samuel SMALL’s estate taken; The inventory of the estate of "Sam'l Smalley late of truro Deceas'd" was taken Aug. 20, 1729; it consisted of about twenty-five items, including the following: «”
"To his house & Barn ®£15 0 0
To the Land where he Lived 30 0 0
To the land which he Bought of [ ] Banges 20 0 0
To his part of ye Sixth Great Woodlott Jn Eastern Harbour 14 0 0
To his part in Eastern Harbour Meadows 6 0 0
To One Sixth of a Whale boat and Oars 2 11 9

[one source says 1737] [Maine Wills, Deer Isle: Notice of Probate (2doc)]

16 Feb 1730 Isabel DYER listed as a widower [some sources says she remarried and that her 2nd husband was Joseph Hatch (1682- ) on 27 Jan 1730 at Truro. She would have been his 3rd wife (1) Lydia Young, (2) Deborah Cooke. Some says she then had as many as 5 children: Joseph HATCH 1731; Lydia HATCH 1 Mar 1731; Deborah HATCH 28 Oct 1735; Ebenezer HATCH 26 Oct 1735; and Gamaliel HATCH 5 Nov 1738 (problem is that all these children would have been after her death)

10 Jul 1730 The following petition was presented to the Probate Court: "Isabel Small Earnestly Requests yt She may have compsion under her low curcumstances having 7 Small Children to Care for & take (care) off & almost all ye Personal Estate is Taken up to answer ye Debts." Isabel Smalley petitioned the court for assistance due to her low circumstances and having 7 small children to care for.

Aft Feb 1731 Isabel DYER died age 35 at Truro, Barnstable, MA (one source says aft 1735)

Descendants of Edward Small and Allied Families, Underhill, Revised Edition, 1934, Vol. 1, pp 128,129,130,133,134]