MIDDLETOWN UPPER HOUSES
a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct.
from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters
on early families.
Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.
THE BULKELEY FAMILY
[transcribed by Coralynn Brown ]
The Rev. Peter Bulkeley was of the thirteenth generation from Baron Robert de Bulkeley, 1199-1216; he came to America in 1635, settled in Cambridge, Mass., and in 1636 in Concord.
The Rev. Dr. Gershom Bulkeley , b. Dec. 6, 1636, Concord, Mass. Grad. 1655, Harvard; m. Oct. 26, 1659, Sarah Chauncy, b. June 13, 1631, Ware, England, dau of Rev. Charles Chauncy, second President of Harvard, whose grave slab insciption in Latin is close to the first Unitarian church of Cambridge and opposite to the grounds of Harvard. Dr. Bulkeley was the pastor of the Second church in New London and removed to Wethersfield in 1667. After a pastorate of ten years he retired and practiced medicine, surgery and surveying.
Capt. Edward Bulekely , b. 1672; m. July 14, 1702, Dorothy Prescott, dau of Jonathan Prescott of Concord, Mass. He was an att, collector, selectman, etc., and d. Aug. 27, 1748. His second daughter Elizabeth, b. Jan. 24, 1704-05 m. Joseph Smith of Upper Houses. The seventh child was Gershom.
Gershom Bulkeley , b. 1714; m. Feb. 17, 1743, Thankful Belding (Belden), dau of Daniel Belden and Margaret Blinn.
The Rev. Gershom Bulkeley , b. 1747; m. Mabel Huntington, grad. 1770, Yale, licensed 1772, by Hartford South association; June, 1778, settled and installed in Upper Houses, dismissed 1808, remained here and d. Apr. 7, 1832; buried at Cromwell; m. (2) Sept. 30, 1778, Hope Warner of R.I. who d. Oct. 1, 1818, ae sixty-three.
Two daughters and a son Leonard, who m. Polly Williams.