While writing the Dexter Family this morning I realized I didn't do justice to the Arnold Family. I had written a lengthy post about the possible English origins of the Rev. Samuel Arnold, but nothing on his family.
1. Mr. Arnold born say 1590 in England. He is the father of least two sons both of whom come to New England; John, the mason of Boston, Massachusetts who died before May 1661, leaving his estate to be administered by his brother Samuel.
2. Samuel Arnold born 1622 and died 1 September 1693 at Marshfield, Massachusetts. He married before 1648, likely on the Cape, Elizabeth (---) born say 1626 and died Rochester, Massachusetts 15 February 1705. Samuel Arnold was the third minister of Marshfield. He had three children: Samuel, Elizabeth and Seth.
3. Samuel Arnold (Jr.) born 9 May 1649 at Yarmouth, Massachusetts and died 11 February 1708/9 at Rochester, Massachusetts. He married about 1671 at Marshfield, Sarah Holmes, born about 1646 and died before May 1724, daughter of William and Elizabeth (---) Holmes. Samuel was the minister at Rochester, Massachusetts. He had five children: Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Elizabeth and John.
4. Sarah Arnold born 1674 at Marshfield, Massachusetts and died before August 1732 at Rochester, Massachusetts. She married Benjamin Dexter, son of William and Sarah (Vincent) Dexter.
New England Historical & Genealogical Register 145 (1991):374 (Arnold/Holmes article).
Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635 (NEHGS, Boston, 2003), Vol. III: 392-7. [Holmes]
History of Duxbury by Justin Windsor (1849), pp. 221-22.
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope (Boston, 1900, reprint, Baltimore, 1991), p. 21.
The Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America: Descendants of Thomas Dexter by W.A. Worden and R.L. Dexter (1905).