Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, by George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909
Samuel, son of Edward Fuller, came in the Mayflower to New England with his parents, who died and left him an orphan. He went to live with his uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller, who was the first physician in the country.
He had three shares in the division of land in 1624, out of respect to his father and mother. He was the executor of his uncle's will in 1633. He was admitted a freeman in 1634. He removed from Plymouth to Scituate, where he married, April 8, 1635, Jane Lothrop, daughter of Rev. John Lothrop.
He joined the church at Scituate by letter from Plymouth, November 7, 1636, and built in the same year the fifteenth house in Scituate, on Greenfield street, the first lot abutting on Kent Street. He owned twenty acres in the east part of Bell House Neck.
He was a resident of Barnstable as early as 1641, according to the church records. He was certainly an inhabitant there January 1, 1644, and his cousin Matthew came later. The town of Barnstable bought of the Secunke Indians land called Scorton or Sandy Neck, set off the arable land, and reserved the rest for common land, and afterward divided it. The Fuller cousins lived on this land. Samuel Fuller also bought a meadow of his cousin Matthew, which had previously been owned by Major John Freeman, and meadowland of Samuel House.
He resided in the northwest angle of Barnstable, in a secluded spot, where travellers seldom passed. He was seldom in public life. He was constable of Scituate in 1641, and sometimes juror. He was sometimes appointed to settle difficulties with the Indians. Unlike his cousin, he was retired and very pious. Matthew was a Puritan, but ambitious and energetic. Samuel Fuller died in Barnstable, October 31, 1683, and was the only settler of that town who came over in the Mayflower. In 1679 he was one of twelve survivors of that famous voyage. His will was dated October 29, 1683.
He married, April 8, 1635, Jane Lothrop. The ceremony took place at Mr. Cudworth's and was performed by Captain Miles Standish. Children, born at Scituate:
1. Hannah, married, January 1, 1658-59, Nicholas Bonham.
2. Samuel, baptized February 11, 1637-38
3. Elizabeth, married Taylor.
4. Sarah, baptized at Barnstable, August 1, 1641, died young.
5. Mary, baptized June 16, 1644, married, November 18, 1674, Joseph Williams, son of John Williams, of Haverhill.
6. Thomas, born May 18, 1650, probably died young.
7. Sarah, born December 14, 1654, married Crow.
8. John, "Little" John to his son Matthew.
9. Child, born February 8, 1658, died aged fifteen days.