Plymouth County Biographies

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Nathaniel Soule

Nathaniel, son of George Soule, lived in Duxbury when a young man, and the court records indicate that he was at war with the minister, Rev. John Holmes, and the authorities. He settled in Dartmouth, and appears to have been a more tractable citizen there. He married Rose - . From the fact that the wife of Captain Myles Standish was named Rose, it is surmised that she was daughter or granddaughter, but no proof is forthcoming. He died about 1699, intestate, and his widow Rose was appointed administratrix. Her bond, dated October 12, 1699, is preserved in the Bristol county records. Joseph Allen and Nathaniel Soule were the sureties on the bond (see p. 73, vol. 7, "Mayflower Descendants"). A commission was appointed to divide his property among the heirs. From this report we find that the children were: Nathaniel, the eldest; Silvanus; Jacob, mentioned below; Miles (probably named for Miles Standish ).

Source: Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. New York, NY: Lewis PublishingCompany, 1911.