The next schoolmaster of whom we have any mention was a Mr. Stow, who, 6: 3 mo. 1651, is to have what is due to ye Towne from ye Ware and the £ 5 which the major (Sedgwick) pays for Pellock's Island the last year 1650, also he is to regr. & take of such persons (as send there children now & then & not constantly) by the Weeke as he and they can agree.
This was the Rev. Samuel Stow, a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1645.
He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Biggs) Stow, of Roxbury, and was born about 1622.
In 1649, at Chelmsford, he married Hope, daughter of William Fletcher.
Of their seven children, a son, John, was born in Charlestown June 16, 1650.
As early as 1653 he was the minister in Middletown, Ct., and March 22, 1670, he and his two brothers were enumerated among the fifty-two householders and proprietors of that place.
In 1681 he seems to have been settled in Simsbury, Ct. Judge Sewall, in a letter dated November 16, 1705, writes that the Rev. Mr. Samue