|History of Samuel Loomer|
Samuel Loomer, son of Stephen and Mary (Miller) Loomer, was born at New London,
Conn. in 1692. Upon his mother's
marriage to Caleb Abell in 1701, she and her family removed to Norwich, Conn. -
the town of Mr. Abell. On June 14, 1709 Samuel Loomer, being then but seventeen
years of age - appeared in Court and chose Mr. James Huntington of Norwich as
his guardian, Mr. Huntington accepted the trust and gave a bond in the sum of
30 pounds for the faithful performance of his duties, and letters of
guardianship were issued to him, On May 22, 1718 Samuel Loomer married at
Norwich, Anna Morgan, a daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Parke) Morgan of
Preston, Conn. She was born Dec. 16, 1697. At the time of his father 'a death,
Samuel Loomer was considered by the Court to be the only surviving son and he
was given a double portion of his father's estate, including the homestead, but
subject to his mother's life estate.|
He seems to have prospered. I have not been able to learn when he sold his property in New London. He was a real estate owner in Norwich prior to June 3, 1717 for on that date he sold to Jonathan Pierce for 11 pounds and 5s, nine and a half acres of land between Stony Creek and the house of John Roath. On December 77 1723 he sold 27 acres on the hill vest of Joseph Ems' dwellinghouse in Norwich to Mr. Ems for 20 pounds and 5s. On March 7, 1733-4 Samuel Loomer purchased of Joshua Calkins in Norwich (6 1/2 acres in Norwich) on the hill above the Connecticut plains which bounded Mr. Loomer's own land; and again on Feb, 12, 1738-9, he bought of John Birchard 11 1/2 acres in Norwich near Mr. Loomer's own dwellinghouse, He lived in a community called Yew Concord northwest of the city of New London and in which is now the town of Bozrah.
Without doubt he was a religious man and interested in the Christian church. On May 12, 1739 he conveyed to Capt. Samuel Lothrop "one of said society and to the rest", a small piece of land on the east side of the highway, opposite to his dwellinghouse "in consideration of accommodation of ye society of New Concord in said Norwich with a convenient spot of land for them to erect and build a meetinghouse for the carrying on the publick worship of God in said Society," The society still (1942) has a church near that spot it is now on the west side of the highway. It has a placard which reads "New Concord Church".
Samuel Loomer was admitted an inhabitant of the village of Norwich by public vote on Sept 13, 1726; prior to that time he was of the parish of New Concord. There is nothing to indicate that he changed his residence; the admission was very likely because of some rule or change in their town government.
After Mr. Loomer passed the age of 65 years, he began to dispose of his real property but still owned two farms, including his dwellinghouse, at the time of his death, On April 28, 1757 he sold 15 acres and 100 rods at Great Plains in Norwich to Gideon Fetch for 85 pounds and 5s; the deed was witnessed by his half brother Noah Abell, In 1759, apparently his second son, Samuel owned land near him in New Concord, as on June 25 of that year he sold to this son two tracts of land in that community, one containing 67 rods and the other 114, and both tracts were adjacent to the son's own land. The consideration was 6 pounds and 15s. On April 19, 1765 Samuel Loomer for love and affection conveyed to his son John twelve acres and 121 rods in New Concord; and on the saw day he conveyed to his son Ebenezer for love and affection, two acres and 22 rods with a dwellinghouse, near the meetinghouse in New Concord. On June 11, 1770 Samuel Loomer for six pounds conveyed to his son Ebenezer one acre in New Concord near the meetinghouse and adjacent to the son's land.
Then again on March 24, 1783, for 52 pounds and 10s he sold
to his son John 7 1/2 acres in New Concord, being a "part of the farm I
now live on". adjacent to the son's land, Before the son Stephen went to
Nova Scotia in 1761, he resided in New Concord and on Feb, 3 of that year he
sold to his father for 95 pounds, two pieces of land in that parish, - one
comprising his dwellinghouse containing 22 rods and the other containing eight
acres 144 rods. One wonders why the youngest son, Daniel, was conveyed no land
by his father,