A catalogue of the names of the first Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut;
with the time of their arrival in the colony and their standing in society,
together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records.
&c collected from the state and town records by R.R. Hinman,
Hartford. Printed by E. Gleason, 1846,
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
Davis, Philip constable of Hartford in 1659—was at Hartford in '45. John Davis, is supposed to be the sergeant Davis who, tradition says, cut the bow-string of an Indian, and saved the life of Major Mason at the battle of Mystic. The same who pursued them to a swamp in Fairfield, and cut his way into the swamp, which was the ambuscade of the fugitive Pequots. John, appointed to impound all swine over three months old, unwrung, in Hartford, in 1651.
Davie, Humphry Hartford—died in February, 1688. He was the son of Humphry and Sarah, of Boston, a particular friend of Governor Winthrop. He held land at Boston at his death, and a part of a powder mill at Dorchester; also a small house with two acres of land near Beacon Hill, at Boston, with moveables there, and a large estate in Connecticut. He had a son John. Humphry was one of the persons pointed out in the will of Governor Winthrop, to settle any difficulty that might arise in the settlement of his estate.
Dayley, Nicholas made free in 1663—supposed one of the descendants settled at Woodbury.
Deming, John with William Swain, Thurston Rayner, Andrew Ward, Matthew Mitchell, &c., were the principal settlers of the town of Wethersfield.
Denslow, Henry Windsor—died in 1676. Children, Samuel, his only son, and seven daughters, viz. Susannah, married John Hodge—Mary married Thomas Rowley—Ruth married Thomas Copier—and Abigail 21, Deborah 19, Hannah 15, and Elizabeth 11 years old.
Denton, Rev. Richard was from Yorkshire, in England, and had preached at Halifax before he left his native country. After his arrival in New England, he preached for a time as an unsettled minister, at Wethersfield. At this time seven members constituted the church there, among whom a severe contest had arisen. The division was three and four, and it became necessary to make peace in the church —that one party or the other should remove. After some controversy, who should remove, the four members consented to yield to the minority, viz. Matthew Mitchell, Thurston Rayner, Andrew Ward and Robert Coe, when they united with Mr. Denton and others in purchasing the town of Stamford, in 1640. Mr. Denton soon organized his church, and remained in Stamford until '43 or '44, when he removed with a part of his church to Hempsted, L.I. He appears to have been a pioneer in the settlement of many towns. Rev. Cotton Mather says of him, "he was small in stature, and blind with one eye—but was an Iliad in a nut-shell." He was educated at Catherine Hall, in England, in 1623.
Dibble, Thomas Windsor—had children, Israel, born in 1637—Ebenezer in '41—Hepzibah in '42—Samuel, baptized, in '43—Miriam, baptized, in '45—Thomas, born in '47. One of the sons married Elizabeth Hull, in '61; Ebenezer married Mary Wakefield, in '63, and had Mary, Wakefield, John, and Ebenezer; Samuel married Hepzibah Bartlett, and had(Abigail by a former wife in '66,) Hepzibah in '69; Joanna in '72; Samuel in '75, (died) and a 2d Samuel in '80. Thomas, married Mary Tucker, and had Mary, born in '63, Thomas in '77, and Mary in '80.
Dibble, Ebenezer Windsor—lost his life in the early settlement of the colony, in a war with the Indians. Left his wife, Mary, and children, Mary 12 years old, Wakefield 9, Ebenezer 5, and John 5. He was killed in December, 1674-5.
Dickinson, John Nathaniel and Thomas signed the contract to leave Hartford, and move to Hadley, in 1659.
Dier or Dyer, Mahon New London, 1664. John Dyer came to Massachusetts in '34, in the Christopher.
Dinley, John 1663.
Dix, William Hartford—died in 1676. His estate was appraised by Nathaniel Stanley, Siborn Nichols and Stephen Hosmer. Left no family.
Dymon, John New London, 1671—probably the ancestor of the late sheriff Dimon, of Fairfield.
Dyx or Dix, Leonard Wethersfield—died in 1696. Left an estate of £53, to his children, viz. Samuel, John, Mercy Squire, Hannah, Elizabeth and John Francis, a son-in-law. Sarah Dix, of Wethersfield, a widow, died in 1708—her children were, Elizabeth Vincent, Mercy Goff, Hannah Renolds, Samuel and John Dix.
Dixison or Dixon, John 1674.
Dixwell, George 1663.
Doeman, Wethersfield 1670.
Douglass, William New London, 1663. He with Cary Latham were appointed by the General Court, to appraise New London for assessment, in 1663. He was one of the early settlers there, and was appointed packer at New London in '60.
Doughty, John 1663.
Dow, Samuel died in 1690.
Drake, Job Windsor, married Mary Wolcott in 1646, had children, Abigail, born in '48—Mary in '49—Job in '52—Elizabeth in '54—Joseph in '57—Hepzibah in '59, and Hester in '62. John Drake married Hannah Moore, and had John in '47—Job in '51—Hannah in '53 —Enoch in '55—Ruth in '57—Simon in '59—Lydia in '61—Mary in '66—Elizabeth in '64—Mindwell in '71, and Joseph in '74. Jacob married Mary Bissell in '49. These were the ancestors of Richard G. Drake, Esq., of Hartford, and those of the name now in Windsor.— The first Job appears to have had a family before he came to Windsor. He was a strict Puritan.
Dudley, William Saybrook, 1663. (See John Whittlesey.)
Dunk, Saybrook 1669.
Dunn, Thomas Fairfield, 1652.
Driscall, Florence owned property at Wethersfield and Springfield. He died insolvent, in 1678.
Dunham, Thomas probably came to Mansfield before 1700, as he died there in 1717, where he owned a large landed estate. He had 236 acres adjoining the Willimantic river—lands at Mount Hope and other places. His son was of age to settle his father's estate. Jonathan resided at Haddam in 1712—perhaps son of Thomas.
Durant, George Middletown, the father of Edward, died in 1690.
Dwire, Mayo, or Dyer New London, 1664.
Earl, Ralph 1665—a Scotchman or Welchman.
Easton, Joseph hog haward of Hartford, in 1654.
Edwards, John Wethersfield, noted in No. 1, as early as 1640—father of Joseph, Thomas and John. This name has furnished many men of distinction: two Presidents of Colleges—Hon. Pierpont, of N. Haven—Judge Ogden, of New York—Hon. Henry W. of New Haven, three years Governor of Connecticut, the sons of Pierpont. William Edwards came to Hartford when young, with his mother, who, when a widow in England had married James Cole—they settled in Hartford. Richard, who had been a minister in London, was the father of William. A sister of Gov. Talcott married an Edwards. There have been many distinguished men of this name.
Edwards, Capt. John Wethersfield—(he is noted of Hartford in No. 1,)—died in 1675, mortally wounded by the enemy when in the service as a captain—which was proved by Benj. Adams and Samuel Williams. Was a brother of Joseph—left no children.
Edwards, William in 1663, caused the removal of Daniel Clark from the office of Secretary of the colony, by charging him with an infringement of a Royal prerogative.
Edwards, Thomas Agawam, with the inhabitants there, were ordered by the General Court, to build two bridges at Agawam, for horses and footmen, before the next Court—by hewing three sticks of timber and laying them side by side, over each stream. Ten shillings was to be paid out of the public treasuary towards the expenses.
Elderkin, John is first found at New London as early as 1650. In '54 he appears to have been at Saybrook, contracting to build a gristmill. He appears to have been not only a carpenter, but a miller. Afterwards he moved to Norwich, and erected a mill there, in fulfilment of his previous contract. In '62, he made over in writing, to Jacob Drake and John Gaylor, of Windsor, his corn-mill and lands at Norwich, and his goods, for the use of his wife, Elizabeth; and in '70 he sold 18 acres of land at the Neck, in N. London, to James Rogers.
Edgerton, Richard Norwich, 1660. This name I find in no other place in the colony as early as at Norwich, yet it is now in several of the eastern towns of the State, all of whom may pretty safely look to Richard, of Norwich, as ancestor.
Eggleston, Thomas son of Bridget, of Windsor—born in 1638— Mary in '41—Sarah in '43—Rebecca in '44—Abigail in '48—Joseph in '51—Benjamin in '53. Bridget died in September, '74. James, the son of James, born in '50—John in '59—Thomas in '61—Hepzibah in '64—Nathaniel in '66—Isaac in '68—Abigail in '71—Deborah in '74, and Hannah in '76.
Ellsworth, Serg't. Josiah son of John, (in No. 1,) was one of the early Puritan settlers of Windsor. Juror in 1664. Died in '89, and left an estate of £655 to his family, widow and children, viz. Josiah, born in '55—Elizabeth in 57—Martha in '62—Thomas in '65—Jonathan in '69—John in '71—Job in '74, and Benjamin, 12 years old at his father's decease. Josiah, jr. died in 1706, and left his widow, Martha, with £377 for his children. Martha, (was married) Elizabeth, Mary and Abigail, Timothy and two other sons. Jonathan, a brother of the deceased, was his executor. Leut. John, the son of Josiah, sen'r., was deceased in 1722—he left a daughter Anne; John and Esther were appointed her guardians. Esther and Daniel were also guardians of Martha, another daughter of Leut. John, deceased, and of another young daughter. Leut. John also, son of Josiah, sen'r. left three daughters and two sons—the sons had the two farms in Windsor, and paid Martha and her sisters' legacies.
Ellis, John, and Edward Hall for their ill carriage the 9th time, on the Sabbath, in meeting, were ordered to sit in the stocks one hour and a half the next training day, at Wethersfield.
Ellis, James Saybrook, in 1665, gave all his estate to William Pratt, of said town, by will—proved by Robert Chapman, &c., of Saybrook.
Elson, Abraham Wethersfield, (in No. 1)—died in 1648. A part of his estate was given to the children of B. Gardiner, and the remainder to his two sons, Job and John Elson.
Elmer, Edward Hartford—died in 1676, (in No. 1.) His children were, John, 30 years old—Samuel 27—Edward 22—Mary 18, and Sarah 12.
Enoe, James Windsor, married Anna Bidwell, in 1648, and had chidren, Sarah, born in '49—James in '51—John in '54. His wife, Anna, died in '79. His son James married Abigail Bissell in '78, and had a son James, who married the widow of James Eggleston for his second wife.
Ensign, Sarah Hartford—died in 1676. Children, Mary Smith, Hannah Easton, David and Mehitabel Ensign; grand children, Sarah, Ruth and Lydia Rockwell. James, constable of Hartford, in 1661.
Evens, Nicholas Windsor—died, August, 1689. Left £110 to his children, viz. Samuel, aged 14—Nicholas 12—Joseph 8—Thomas 5 —Benoni 1—Mercy 16—Hannah 10, and Abigail 3.
Fanning, Thomas Supposed at New London.
Fenwick, Lady, or Lady Ann Butler as she was usually styled in Saybrook, (in No. 1,) was the daughter of an English nobleman, (Jewett) She married Hon. George Fenwick, before he came to Connecticut, and died in 1645—over whose ashes was erected the first table monument in the colony, at Saybrook, which is in full view from the Sound at the mouth of the Connecticut river. Mr. Fenwick was so grievously afflicted with the loss of his wife, that he soon returned to England, and received the appointment of judge. He died in Sussex, England, in '57. The moss-covered monument of Lady Ann Butler, or Lady Fenwick, who died in Saybrook nearly two centuries since, yet shows the place of her sepulture. The monument being now greatly out of repair, a gentleman of wealth and of a liberal and noble spirit of Hartford, is about to repair it, at his individual expense. A noble spirit for a man of wealth surely. He is not a relative of the family.
Fenner, Thomas Wethersfield, (in No. 1)—died in 1647.
Ferris or Pheries, Peter Stamford—was made free in 1662, under Connecticut.
Finch, Abraham Wethersfield, (in No. 1)—died in 1640, and left a wife and one child. His grand father's name was Abraham.
Filly, William Windsor, in (No. 1,) married in 1641-2, and had four daughters, viz. Mary, Elizabeth, Abigail and Deborah, and sons, Samuel, John and William. Samuel married Ann Gillett, and had four daughters, and sons, Samuel, (died) Jonathan, Samuel, Josiah and John.
Fisher, Robert one of the first settlers of Stamford, 1640-1.
Fish, William 1664.
Fitch, Rev. James was from the county of Essex, in England, and received the foundation of his education in England, though he came to this country in his boyhood, (about 16 years old.) He was placed in charge of Rey. Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone, for the completion of his literary and religious education, where he remained about seven years. He was soon after settled at Saybrook, and remained there about 14 years, until he removed to Norwich, in 1660, with most of his church, where he closed his pastoral life in his old age, and died in 1702, aged about 80, (at Lebanon with his children.) He had two wives. His first wife was Abigail, the daughter of Mr. Whitefield, of Guilford. His children born at Saybrook were, James in '47—Abigail in '50—Elizabeth in '52—Hannah in '54—Samuel in '55, and Dorothy in '58. His wife died in '59. After he removed to Norwich, in '64, he married Priscilla, a daughter of Major General Mason, who resided at Norwich. By this marriage, his children were, Daniel, John, Jeremiah, Jabez, Anna, Nathaniel, Josiah and Eleazer, in all fourteen children, and a majority of them sons, which was fortunate in the early settlement; thirteen of them married and had families. Thomas Fitch, who was an early settler at Norwalk, and father of Gov. Fitch, was a brother of Rev. James; also, Joseph, of Windsor was his brother. Mr. Fitch-came to this country with 13 other young men 1638, to prepare for and become ministers of the gospel —most of whom effected their object. [Record, Tombstone 4- Miss Caulkins].
Fitch, John Windsor—died in 1676, and gave his estate to support a school there, and appropriated it in such manner as the county court and the selectmen of Windsor should direct its application. Joseph Fitch was accepted an inhabitant of Hartford, in '59, selectman in '61. He died in Hartford. Samuel was a school teacher in Hartford for 3 Years, at £15 a year, 1649. Thomas, of Norwalk, was the father of Gov. Fitch. The Fitch family did more for schools and schooling in the early settlement, than any other, except Gov. Hopkins.
Fitz, Gerrald New London, 1664.
Flower, Lumrock Hartford—had a daughter Elizabeth, born in 1714, and a son, Elijah, in 1717. Lydia Flower married Edward Dodd, in 1705. Lydia Flower was born in March, 1686—Lumrock in March, '89—Elizabeth in March, '92—John in Feb. '94—Mary in '97—Francis in 1700—Ann in Nov. 1703, and Joseph in 1706.
Ford, Thomas moved to Northampton. He had been a leading man at Windsor.
Foote, Nathaniel Wethersfield, appraiser of the estate of Abraham Finch, in 1640. His children were, in '43, Nathaniel, 24 years old—Robert 17—Francis 15—Sarah 12—Rebecca 10, and some daughters married.
Forbes, James Hartford—died in 1692---estate £344. Children, John, Dorothy, Robert, Mary, David, Sarah, all except Francis, (15 in number) were more than 21 years of age at the death of James. This name came first to Windsor.
Forward, Samuel, sen'r. died in- 1684. His wife died in '85. His children were, Samuel and Joseph. Samuel, jr., son of Samuel, of Windsor, was born in '71—another Samuel Forward, born in '74. These were the ancestors of the Hon. Waiter Forward, late Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Foster, Rev. Isaac Hartford—died in 1683. £200 of his estate was given to Ann Foster, and the remainder to Mehitabel Woodbridge —supposed the daughter of Mrs. Mehitabel Russell.
Foster, Nathaniel Wethersfield, (in No. 1.) After the conquest of the Pequot country, the General Court found it necessary to hold the country—that troops should be sent there for this purpose—accordingly 40 men were detached from the three towns, and Leut. Robert Seely took command of them, and provision was made for their support, viz. for Wethersfield, Nathaniel Foster's hog, 20 pounds of butter, and 50 pounds of cheese; and Mr. Wells, 2 bushels of malt. Windsor, one ram goat, 20 pounds of butter, 50 pounds of cheese, 1 gallon of strong water, and 3 bushels of malt. Hartford, 20 pounds of butter, 50 pounds of cheese, and 100 pounds of beef, from Mr. Whiting. (Other provision was made.)
Fowler, Leut. William with Giles Hamlin, Captain Newbury, W. Wadsworth, Captain W. Curtice and Leut. Munson, in August, 1673, were made a grand committee to commission officers, press men, horses, arms, &c., and dispose of the militia, &c., to march against the Dutch, who were suspected of approaching Connecticut. John Talcott was made major for Hartford, Robert Treat for New Haven, and Nathan Gold for Fairfield—and other officers appointed.
Fowler, Ambrose Windsor—married Jane Alvord, May, 1646, and had children, Abigail, John, Mary, Samuel, Hannah, Elizabeth and Ambrose.
Fox, Richard, sen'r. Glastenbury—died in 1709. His widow, Beriah, was administratrix—perhaps the same who came to New England with Isaac and Thomas Jones. The first emigrant of the name in the colony came to Windsor. Thomas, 1663. Richard, with Isaac and Thomas Janes, William Payne, John Moore, Richard Graves, Francis and Christopher Foster and Robert Sharp, came from England to N. England, in the Abigail, Robert Hackwell, master.
Francis, Robert is first found on the records, at Wethersfield, in 1651, and was the first of the name who settled there. He had three sons and four daughters. He died in 1711, and left a family. John, son of Robert, died also in 1711, aged 53. Estate £713—wife Mercy —children, John, James, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Daniel, Sybbarance, Abigail, Hannah, Sarah, Prudence, Mercy, Mary Griswold, and one who died young. Of the three sons of Robert, John only left issue. John had 14 children. His sons John and Robert remained at Wethersfield—Daniel settled at Killingworth—Joseph at Wallingford—James at Berlin, and Thomas at Newington.
Freeman, Joseph 1665.
French, Ephraim 1676.
Frost, Daniel Fairfield, 1649. Henry, '63.
Fry, Michael Richard Voar, Fossaker, and Stockin, freed from training in 1660. Anthony, 1663.
Fyler, Walter Windsor. Children, John, born in 1642—Zerubabel in '44--the last married Miss E. Strong, in '69, and had a son Thomas in '69—Jane in '71—Zerubabel in '73, who died, and in '74 had another Zerubabel, and John born and baptized in '75. John, married Elizabeth Dolman.
Gager, John Saybrook, son of William, was among the earhest settlers there, and it is supposed came there firstly with Mr. Winthrop, about 1645. He removed to New London, where he continued until he united with the other proprietors and settlers of Norwich, in '60. This name is rarely, if at all, yet found in the State west of Connecticut river. John, of Norwich, in '73, was robbed of his goods by Indians. They were apprehended, and tried. The court inflicted a fine of £20, and authorised Gager to sell them in service to pay it.
Gaines, Samuel Glastenbury—died in 1699 or 1700—wife Hannah.
Galpin, Philip of Bristow, Summersetshire, England—a mariner, son of John Galpin, of Rye, Fairfield county, Conn. Mary was the wife of John. In 1689 he owned land near the shore in Fairfield county, he also had a deed of land and houses there in '70, and sold his land in 1700.
Gardner, David Saybrook, (in No. 1.) By the account given by Rev. Mr. Hotchkiss, it appears, he left the Fort at Saybrook as early as 1639, and then removed to Gardner's Island and became a magistrate there, which office he held until his death, in '63. His first son was born at the Fort. As Mr. Fenwick came to the Fort at Saybrook in '39, Leut. Gardner must have left it soon after his arrival, if Mr. Hotchkiss is correct.
Gardner, Wid. Elizabeth Hartford—died in 1681. Before her marriage with Mr. Gardner, she was the widow of Samuel Stone, by whom she had a son Samuel. Her children were, Samuel and Elizabeth. She had a grandson Samuel Sedgwick, another John Roberts; Rebecca Nash, Mary Fitch, and Sarah Butler, daughters, to whom she gave legacies. She gave Mary Butler one acre of land. Samuel, of Hartford, agreed to move to Hadley, in '59. This name is spelt Gardner and Gardiner.
Garding, Nathaniel chimney viewer of Hartford, in 1664.
Garrad, Daniel, 1664.
Gates, Deac. Thomas was an early settler in Haddam. In 1704 he was made a deacon at East Haddam—died 1734, aged 70 years. The Gates family were a family of deacons. Thomas in 1704—Jeremiah in 1741—James in 1762—Caleb in 1795, and Ephraim in 1806, deacons in East Haddam. This was a noble name in England. Sir Thomas Gates, Kt., was one of the grantees of the Great Patent of New England, by King James.
Gates, George a chimney viewer of Hartford, in 1661. He was located at Haddam, in '75. Robert, '64.
Gaylord, William Windsor—married Ann Porter in 1641. Walter Gaylord married Mary—in '48. Samuel Gaylord married Elizabeth Hull in '46. John Gaylord married Mary Drake in '53, and had four children. Ruth, daughter of William, born, Oct. 1704— twins born, Aug. 1706—William born, Nov. 1709—Samuel and Sarah, grand children, born afterwards. Children of John were, John, born in 1656—Mary in '63—a 2d John born in '67, and Elizabeth in '70. Joseph, son of Walter, married Mary Stanley in '70—his children were, Sarah, Joseph and John. Hezekiah, of Windsor—died in '77. He had no family. Was a brother of John and William, Ann Phelps and Hannah Crandall, and half brother of Joseph and Nathaniel Gaylord.
Geere, George New London, 1664. Dennis and Elizabeth Geere and two daughters, came in the ship Abigail, from London to New England, (from Thesselworth.) This name is spelt on some records Geere, others Geeree and Gear.
Geffers, Gabriel Saybrook, died in 1664.
Gibbs, Jacob Windsor—married Elizabeth Andrews in 1657, and had children, Mary, Abigail, Jacob, Sarah and Elizabeth. Samuel, married Hepzibah Dibble in '64, and had Hepzibah, Paulina, Elizabeth, Catherine and Jonathan. Many of this name came early to Massachuetts. Giles, of Windsor, died in '41—wife, Katherine, and children, Samuel, Benjamin, Sarah and Jacob. Richard Wellar had lived with him at 40s. per annum. Giles was father of Jacob—perhaps the same who was admitted freeman in Massachusetts, mentioned by Farmer.
Gibbins, William, (in No. 1,) Hartford, 1636, the steward of Gov. George Wyllys, in England, he first purchased the Wyllys place in Hartford, for Mr. Wyllys—came to Hartford in '36, for this purpose, and built his house and prepared his garden for him. In the division of land in Hartford, in '39.
Giles, John in 1637, was ordered with Capt. Mason, Thomas Stanton, J. Adams and Thomas Merrick, to go to Waranock, (Westfield) and declare to the Indians there, that the Court wished to speak to them, and hear their reasons why they had said they were afraid of them, and if Capt. Mason thought proper, to receive hostages of them, and compel them by violence, if they refused to go willingly, but to leave them two of the English as pledges during their absence; also to trade with them for corn, if possible. Jacob Gibbs, after 1717, moved to Litchfield from Windsor.
Gillett Nathan's children, (of Windsor) were, Elizabeth, born in 1639—Abia in '41—Rebecca is '46—Elias in '49—Sarah in '51—Benjamin in '53—Nathan in '55, and Rebecca in '57. He moved to Simsbury, where his wife died in '70. Jonathan, sen'r., a brother of Nathan, was one of the early settlers of Windsor—held several offices, and was highly esteemed in the colony, died in '77, and left a widow and children, Josias, John, Jeremiah, Jonathan, Joseph and Cornelius, also the wife of Peter Brown, and the wife of Samuel Fillet'. Joseph married, and died before his father, and left a son Jonathan, and one daughter. He came from Dorchester, Mass. Jonathan, jr., of Windsor, married Mary Kelsey in '61, afterwards married M. Dibble. He had eight children. Josiah, son of Jonathan, of Windsor, married Joanna Taintor, in '76, and had Josias, in '78, and Joanna in '80.
Gilman, Richard Wethersfield, had a daughter Elizabeth, born in 1704—and sons, Richard in 1706—Samuel in 1708, and Naomi in 1710. This name was not as early as some others—was early in Massachusetts, and respectable in the colony.
Gishop or Bishop, Edward was appointed a commissioner, in 1663, with the power of a magistrate in the town of Westchester.
Gipson, Roger Saybrook—died in 1680. Estate £120. Children, Samuel, 8 years old—Jonathan 6—Roger one, and a daughter 5.
Goff, Philip and Naomi, his wife, Wethersfield, in 1704, were prosecuted for absenting themselves from church upon the Sabbath, and were tried. Goff and his wife declared in court, that they could not in conscience attend, and would not go to meeting on the Sabbath at the public meeting house. They were sentenced by the court to pay a fine of 20s. to the county treasurer. He died in 1674. Children, Rebecca, aged 23, Jacob 25, Philip 21, Moses 18, and Aaron 16. Mr. Goff was an early settler, and had a brother with him—married sisters.
Gold, Nathan Fairfield, (in No. 1,) was an assistant in 1671-2, and a magistrate also—one of the leading men of the county. Gold, Toppin, Sherman and Howell were appointed to hear the claim of Saybrook to Hommonasett, (Killingsworth) in '63. Gold, Fairchild and Canfield were appointed to approve of the men to be selected to compose the 2d troop of horse raised in the colony, to consist of 18 men and two officers, from the towns of Stratford, Fairfield and Norwalk; officers chosen by the company, and appointed by the General Court, in '61. The troopers were allowed a salary, officers and soldiers. Mr. Gold, with Gov. Winthrop, Samuel Wyllys, Gen. Mason, Matthew Allyn, Henry Clark, John Topping, Richard Lord, Henry Wolcott, Richard Treat, John Talcott, Daniel Clark, John Clark, John Ogden, Thomas Wells, Obadiah Bruen, Anthony Hawkins, John Deming and Matthew Canfield, Esq'rs. were the petitioners to Charles II. for the Charter of Connecticut, and their names were embodied in the King's grant to Connecticut, which is ample proof of their exalted standing in the colony. No gentleman would have been called upon to have signed the Petition, but such men as had sustained a high reputation in England before they came to New England.
Gleason, Isaac Enfield, was an early settler there. He owned the lot now occupied by Nathaniel Prior, and died in 1693, aged 44 years, leaving two sons, viz. Isaac, born in '87, and Thomas, born in '90, who moved to Farmington, and died in 1745. Isaac married Mary Prior, daughter of John Prior, in 1712, and was one of the first settlers of the southeast part of Enfield, called Wallop. He left four sons, viz. Isaac, born in 1715, Jonah in 1724, Joseph in 1726, and Job in 1734. Joseph married Hannah, daughter of Josiah Colton, in 1746—was the father of Joseph, Solomon, and Jonah Gleason—all lived and died in Enfield. David, of Simsbury, died in 1746. Isaac, of Windsor, died in 1750. Isaac, son of Thomas, of Simsbury—his uncle Ezekiel Thompson, of Farmington, was appointed guardian, in 1752. Hannah, of Enfield, died in 1757. Jonah, of Enfield, died in 1763. Svlvanus, son of Jonah, died in 1765. The name is in various parts of the State, and of uniform respectability.
Glover, John This name is first found at Norwich, not however, among the pioneers of the town, yet a familiar name in Fairfield Co.
Glover, Mary Springfield—married-John Haynes in 1659.
Goodfellow, Thomas Wethersfield, (in No. 1)—died in Nov. 1685.
Goodrich, John Wethersfield, son of John—died in 1676, and left Mary, his widow, and a child. He had a sister Mary, and a brother Joseph. William, of Wethersfield, died in '76. He left his widow, Sarah, and an estate of £915 for his children, John, 24 years old, William 17, Ephraim 14, and David 10. The daughters were married at his decease—one married Joseph Butler, of Wethersfield.
Goodwin, Ozias signed the agreement to remove to Hadley, in 1659. Hosea, (in No. 1,) should have been Ozias, yet it is spelt on the record, Hosea. He was the ancestor of Nathaniel Goodwin, Esq., of Hartford. George, of Fairfield, 1654. Abraham, who moved from Hartford to Litchfield, was the son of Nathaniel, of Hartford.
Goodall, (or ale,) Richard Wethersfield—died in 1676, and left a son John Gill. A man of this name was the founder of the first Baptist church in Boston. A Richard Goodale came from Yarmouth, in England, in 1633, and died in Massachusetts, in '66.
Gookin, Daniel 1663.
Gozzard, Nicholas Windsor, died in 1693, and left an estate of £83.
Graham, Leut. Benjamin Hartford—died in 1725. Wife, Sarah —had a grand daughter, Mary Graham; sons, Benjamin, Samuel, and Isaac. He had a grist mill, saw mill and fulling mill at Hartford, and other property. In 1733, Benjamin sold out the property he had by his father. In 1749, George, the son of Samuel, died—and gave his carpenter tools to his father Samuel—his gun to his brother James. He had a sister, Abigail Seymour. He left an estate of £111:10. After the death of George, the family appear to have left Hartford, perhaps not. John, of Hartford, died in 1720. Hannah Tillotson, his wife, and Benjamin, administrators. Left one child only. John appears to have been a brother of Leut. Benjamin. He is supposed to have been the ancestor of Andrew, deceased, of Southbury. Henry, lived south of Little river, in Hartford—chimney viewer in 1659—surveyor of highways in '62.
Grant, Matthew(in No. 1) died in 1681, when he had become aged. He had resided with his son John for some years previous to his death. His children were, Samuel, Tahan, John, and a daughter Humphrey. Samuel Grant, of Windsor, was born at Dorchester in 1631. Samuel Grant married Anne Fyler in '83, and had a daughter Anne in '84. Tahan Grant was born in Dorchester in '33. He married Hannah Palmer in '62, and had Matthew, Tahan, Hannah, Thomas and Joseph, and a daughter and son afterwards—the son as late as '80. John, the son of Samuel, sen'r., was born in '42. He married Mary Hull in '66, and had John, Mary, Elizabeth, and others.
Grannis, Edward leather sealer in Hartford, in 1663. This name is yet in Southington and Warren. An Edward Grannis was at Hadley in '71—perhaps the same.
Gray, Walter, (in No. 1) often spelt Grey—appears to have had descendants who went to New London. John, of Windsor, moved from Windsor to Litchfield after 1717. Nicholas and Henry, 1664. John, Fairfield, in '49.
Green, Bartholomew had land in Hartford in 1639, which was forfeited—probably the same who was made free at Cambridge in '34. Greenhill, Thomas, died in 1660. Samuel, was at Cambridge in '35. Greensmith, Thomas, Hartford, set his barn on the common land in 1660. Stephen was in Massachuetts in '38.
Gregory, John a deputy in 1662-3. Wollerton Gregory, Hartford, died in '74—was a rich tanner—had no children.
Griffin, John Windsor, (in No. 1)—had children, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, John, Thomas, Abigail, Mindwell, Ruth, and two sons. John Griffin and Simon Wolcott, in 1673, were ordered by the court to command the train-band in Simsbury, until further orders should be given. Hugh, at Sudbury in '45.
Griswold, Matthew, (in No. 1,) was a stone cutter by trade, in England. He appears to have remained a while at Windsor, and while there, became intimate with the family of Hon. Henry Wolcott, and married his daughter Ann. He was called to Saybrook to aid in erecting the Fort and other buildings there, and finally located his family at Lyme, where he closed his life. After the death of Mr. Wolcott, Mr. Griswold made his grave-stones, which are yet standing in the burial ground at Windsor. He was the ancestor of the two Gov. Griswolds of Connecticut, Matthew and Roger. The first Matthew appears to have been a relative of Edward, who came early to Windsor. The Edward Griswold who owned land jointly with Matthew, at Lyme, in 1681, who resided at Killingworth, must have been a younger man than Edward, of Windsor—probably the son of John, and grandson of Edward, of Windsor.
Griswold, Edward Windsor, had children, viz. Ann, baptized in 1642, Mary in '44, (married Timothy Phelps,) Deborah in '46, (married Samuel Buell,) Joseph in '47, Samuel in '49, and John in '50. George Griswold married Mary Holcomb, and had Daniel, Thomas, Edward, Mary, George, John, Benjamin, Deborah, and Abigail, the last in '76. In '81 the General Assembly appointed Johu Tully and Abraham Post, to lay out several grants of land to Edward Griswold, of Kennelworth, and Matthew Griswold, of Lyme, 400 acres of land, which was laid out to them jointly in the north part of Lyme. This Edward was probably the son of John, who emigrated to Killingworth. George and Edward were the first settlers at Poquonnock, in Windsor. (See Thomas Holcomb.) Leut. Francis, of Norwich, in 1660, appears to have been a distinct family from those of Edward, Matthew, or Samuel, of Windsor. He appears to have come from Massachusetts direct to Norwich as his first location in the colony—perhaps the same Francis who was at Cambridge in 1637. (See Farmer.) Joseph, son of Edward, sen'r., married Mary Gaylord in 1675, and had Mary and Joseph. John, son of Edward, sen'r., settled at Killingworth, or Hammonasett. Samuel, (in No. 1,) died in 1672—had a daughter, Plumb, and a daughter, Butler.
Groves, Philip New London county—deputy in 1662 and 3, grand juror of Sratford in '61. Philip, Elder—was probably a ruling elder in Mr. Blackman's church, at Stratford as early as '50. Simon, '63.
Guildersleeve, Richard, (in No. 1,) was an inhabitant of Wethersfield within the three first years of its settlement. In 1641 he left Wethersfield, with Andrew Ward, Samuel Sherman and others, and settled the town of Stamford. The name is yet in Middlesex county.
Gull, William agreed, and did move to Hadley in 1659.
Gunn, Thomas Windsor—had children, Elizabeth, born in 1640, Deborah, Mehitable and John—Joseph was in Massachusetts in '36.
Gwin, Paul 1656.
Hakes, John Windsor—had children, Isaac, born in 1650, Mary in '52, Joanna in '53, Elizur in '55, Sarah in '57, a son in '59, John in '43, Nathaniel in '44, Elizabeth in '46, and Anna in '45. He was an early settler.
Harris, Capt. Daniel Middletown—died in 1701—had children, Daniel, Thomas, William, John—(to John he gave Mingo, his negro,) Mary Johnson, Elizabeth, and Hannah Cook. He had a grand child, Thankful Bidwell, daughter of Samuel Bidwell—also a grand child, Abiel, daughter of Elizabeth.
Hart, Elisha Windsor—died in 1683. He owned land in Westfield, the north side of Westfield river.
Harvey, Richard resided at Stratford in 1650.
Hawley, Samuel was one of the pioneers of Stratford as early as 1640, and was a leading man there afterwards. In '77, Joseph Hawley was in Windsor. The name has been numerous and respectable in Fairfield county from the first settlement. Joseph, was town clerk at Stratford in '51. The records of Stratford were destroyed by fire previous to '50, so that what is published of the first settlers of that town is mostly taken from the colony records, and a letter from a friend in Stratford. This family were early settlers in the colony.
Hawkins, Anthony Windsor, afterwards of Farmington had born at Windsor, Mary in 1641, Ruth '49, and John in '51.
Hayward or Howard, Robert died in 1684-wife Lydia aged 70, and son Ephraim, administrators. Children, Ephraim and others. He was one of the pioneers of Windsor.
Hayward, Ephraim Windsor-died in 1690-children, Azor, 4 years old, and a daughter 2.
Hayden, William had children, Daniel, born in 1640, Nathaniel in '43, Mary in '48. Daniel, married Hannah Wilkinson, and had Daniel, born in '66, Hannah in '68, Nathaniel in '71, (died) William in '73, (died) and William in '75.
Hazen, Thomas together with H. Wells, David Hartshorn, Nathaniel Rudd, Joseph Kingsbury, Samuel Edgarton and Samuel Ladd were the first members of the church formed in 1718, at West Farms, now Franklin, and the Rev. Henry Wills was the first minister there.
Heart, Deac. Stephen Farmington-died in 1682-3. His children were, John, Stephen, Thomas, Sarah Porter, and Mary Lee. He had a son-in-law, John Cole-grandson, Thomas Porter-grand daughter, Dorothy Porter, and a grandson, John Heart, a son of John
----. Stephen of Farmington, died in '89, son of Stephen, deceased. Children, Stephen, aged 27, Thomas 23, John 20, Samuel 17, Sarah 14, Anne 11, and one other 7. Margaret, died about '92, and gave her property to her sons, John and Arthur Smith, and daughter, Elizabeth Thompson. She had grandchildren, Elzabeth, Thomas and Ann Thompson, and Margaret Orton. She also had a son, Tho. Thompson.
Herbert, Christian Wethersfield-died in 1686.
Honeywell, Bridget daughter of John, of Middletown-chose her uncle, Isaac Johnson, for her guardian, in 1706.
Hicox, Samuel Waterbury, (appears to have previously resided at Farmington)-died in 1694. Children, Samuel, 26 years old, William 22, Thomas 20, Joseph 17, Stephen 11, Benjamin 9, Ebenezer 2, Hannah 24, Mary 14, Elizabeth 12, and ---- Merly. After the decease of the father, whose name is spelt Hicox-the names of his sons are found upon the record uniformly spelt Hickcock. As late as 1707, Ebenezer chose his brother William Hickcock his guardian. I also find Hitchcock spelt Hickcock-perhaps originally the same name.
Higley, John Windsor, married Hannah Drake in 1671. Jonathan, born in '75, Hannah in '77, and John in '79.
Hills, William Hoccanum, (in Hartford,) was an early settler-died in 1683, left his wife, Mary, and children, Jonathan, Mary, William, John, Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah Kilbourn, Sarah Ward, and Susannah Kilbourn. In his will he provided, that upon the death of his son William, the property he gave him, should fall to his grandson, William Hills. By his will he made all his real estate for ever liable to pay taxes to maintain a minister for the church in Hartford. He owned land in right of his wife in Farmington. The name is uniformly Hills, and not Hill.
Hilliar, James Windsor, married the widow of Ebenezer Dibble in 1677, and had James and Elizabeth.
Hilton, John Wethersfield-died in 1686. Children, John, aged 11, Richard 7, Mary 14, and Ebenezer 8 months.
Hinman, Serg't. Edward From record evidence and tradition, the following facts are collected of the Hinman family. Edward appears to have been the only one of the name who came from England to this country either in the early settlement, or since. Edward came to Stamford, where he first located before 1650, (probably as early as '45.) Being an unmarried man when he came to Stamford, he married Hannah, the daughter of Francis and Sarah Stiles, of Windsor, who subsequently removed to Stratford. In '51, he resided in the present Main-street at Stratford, upon the west side of the street, a few rods below the Episcopal church. He had before his emigration, belonged to the body or life guard of King Charles I. He had not resided many years at Stratford, before he, with Stiles, became the principal purchasers of the south part of Pamperaug, (Woodbury) now Southbury. It does not appear that he moved to Woodbury with his wife and family, but some of his children with the Stiles family located at Southbury, where the names are yet common. He died at Stratford, Nov. 26, 1681. His will was proved at Fairfield in '82. To his son, Titus, he gave his land at Woodbury; he also noticed his son Benjamin, and daughter, Sarah Roberts-his son Samuel, and daughters, Hannah, Mary, and Patience-he also noticed his brother, Ephraim Stiles, of Stratford. Hannah, his wife, died before him, in '77. Children, Sarah, born in '53, (married William Roberts, of Woodbury,) Titus in '56, Benjamin in '62, Hannah in '66, Mary in '68, Patience in '70, and Edward in '72. By his will he directed his youngest son to be placed an apprentice to Jehiel Preston, of Stratford. Sarah, who married William Roberts, had children, Hannah, baptized Oct. 21, '77, Zechery in May, '82. Sarah in '85, Hannah in May, '86, Amos in July, '89-perhaps others. That part of the family who removed to Woodbury, settled in the section of Southbury Main-street, called White Oak, near where the dwelling house of John Mosely, Esq. now stands.
Hinman, Capt. Titus eldest son of Serg't. Edward, married for his first wife, Hannah Coe, of Stamford, who had moved there from Wethersfield with her father. After her decease, he married Mary Hawkins, of Woodbury, January, 1701-2-he died in April, 1736, aged 80 years-(Tombstone.) His will is in the records of Probate at Woodbury, in which he notices his sons, Ephraim, Joseph, Andrew, Titus, Eleazer, and Timothy, and his daughters, Mary and Hannah. His children were, Ephraim, baptized July 26, '85, Joseph in June, '87, Andrew in April, '90, Titus in June, '95, Ebenezer, born January 4, 1702-3, Titus in March, 1703-4, Eleazer in May, 1706, Timothy, baptized in March, 1708-9, Mary in Feb. 1713-14, married David Bostwick, July, 1739, Hannah in March, 1720-21, married Samuel Twitchel, Dec. 1739, Patience in July, 1722. He was a member of the General Assembly in 1715,16,19 and 20.
2d son of Serg't. Edward-lived on the place called the Dr. Graham place, in Southbury, Main-street, where Nathan Hinman lately lived and died. He had a wife but no children. Sarah, his adopted child, was baptized, Sept. 28, 1707. He died about 1720, and his place was purchased for a Parsonage.
Hinman, Benjamin 3d son of Serg't. Edward, married Elizabeth Lamb, at Woodbury, July 12, 1684. He lived at Bullet Hill, in the Main-street at Southbury-died 1727. Children, Annis, baptized in 1685, (died young), Hannah, baptized Oct. '86, married Benjamin Hurd, jr., Adam, baptized Jan. '87, Noah in July, '89, Benjamin in April, '92, Elizabeth in Feb. '93, married John Hurd, Eunice in May, '96, married Nathan Hurd, supposed the grand mother of of the lion. Judge Smith and Hon. Nathan Smith, deceased, of New Haven, Aunts, in Sept. '97, married Samuel Martin, Rachel born Dec. 1700, married Ephraim Baldwin, Edward born Oct. 1702, Samuel in Dec. 1704, Wait in Oct. 1706, and Mercy in Dec. 1709.
Hinman, Edward, jr. youngest son of Serg't. Edward, drew 18 acres in the land division at Woodbury, in 1702, yet he appears to have uniformly lived in Stratford and vicinity. He was brought up, after his father's decease, by Jehiel Preston. The sons of Edward, jr., were, Samuel, John and Ebenezer. Samuel moved to Goshen, and was the father of Lemuel, of North Stratford, and ancestor of the Fairfield county Hinmans-he removed a short time to Southbury, and then back to Fairfield county-perhaps to Trumbull. He had 5 sons, viz. Ephraim, Edward, Jonathan, Michael and Bethuel. He left two daughters, one married Gideon Perry, and was living in 1836; and the other married Jonathan Hinman, of Southbury, and is yet living. She was the mother of Gen. Robinson S. Hinman, late deceased, of New Haven, of Daniel, Simeon and John, of Betsey Canfield, and Orra. Wheeler, of South Britain.
Hinman, Ephram eldest son of Captain Titus-left no family.
Hinman, Joseph 2d son of said Titus, married Esther Downs, Nov. 1714, and had children, Ebenezer, born in Oct. 1715, Joseph, baptized June, 1718, Tabitha in Feb. 1721, married Joseph Richards in 1746, Esther in June, 1723, married David Munn, Nov. 1749, Eunice in Jan. 1725, Mabel Aug. 11, 1728, mother of Justus Hinman, Amos Nov. 1730, died young, Elijah in April, 1733, Daniel in July, 1735, and Lois in Oct. 1737, married John King, Dec. 1784.
Hinman, Andrew 3d son of Capt. Titus, married Mary Noble, Aug. 1711. Their children were, Andrew, baptized in Aug. 1712, Hannah in Dec. 1714, married Josiah Everist, March, 1739, (ancestor of Dr. Solomon Everist, late deceased, of Canton, Coe in Aug. 1718, Mary in March, 1720, married Garwood Cunningham, of Woodbury, Dec. 1751, Margaret in Aug. 1723, (died single,) Aaron in Oct. 1726, (died young,) Nathan in Dec. 1729, Elisha, March 10, 1734, Noble in April, 1737, he went to Nine Partners, in the State of New York, perhaps he afterwards went to New London with his brother, Elisha, who married, lived and died at New London. Elisha was commander of a government ship, called the Alfred, during the war of the Revolution, which sailed out of New London. In 1776, he took and sent into N. London, a continental armed brig of 200 tons, laden with rum, sugar, &c., bound to Scotland. In October, 1777, a prize ship laden with sugar and cotton, worth £60,000, was taken by the Alfred, Capt. Hinman, and the Ruleigh, Capt. Thompson, two ships of war. In 1776, he with Capt. Shaw, carried three tons of powder into Dartmouth. In 1778, he took and carried two prize ships into France, and sold them for the benefit of the States. He made several other captures of British ships during the war. After the war closed, he was for some years commander of a Revenue Cutter. Elisha left no sons, but several daughters. One married Mr. Day-one Sheriff Dimond, of Fairfield, and one Mr. Kellogg, of Stamford-perhaps others.
Hinman, Titus, jr. 4th son of Capt. Titus-married Sarah ----. Their children were, Titus, baptized in May, 1725, (died young,) Ephraim in Feb. 1727, Sarah, (Gingle) in Nov. 1728, she married Deac. David Hinman, Rachel in Oct. 1731, Titus in Nov. 1733, Arnie in Sept. 1736, Prudence in Sept. 1738, married David Hurlbut, Nov. 1757, and moved to Vermont, Lucy in March, 1740, married a Hurlbut, and also moved to Vermont, Enos in July, 1742, married and moved to Vermont-he had a son Deac. Calvin, who married Miss Wheeler, Annis in March, 1747.
Hinman, Ebenezer 5th son of Capt. Titus, married Hannah Scovil, of Waterbury. He was appointed by the General Assembly, in 1776, with Thomas Fitch, Rufus Lathrop and Samuel Bishop, Esq'rs., and others, to audit all colony accounts, and report thereon. Their children were, Jonas, baptized in Feb. 1730, John, Sept. 3, 1732, Eleazer in Dec. 1734, Dorcas in Nov. 1736, married Phineas Potter, Nov. 1757, Hannah in March, 1739, married David Hinman, Dec. 1759, Peter in Aug. 1742, Molly in 1744, married B. Bassett, of Derby, Miriam in May, 1748, married Benjamin Richards.
Hinman, Timothy 6th son of Capt. Titus, married Emma Preston -he died Dec. 11, 1769, and wife died June 20, 1794. Their children were, Olive, baptized in Sept. 1739, she married Capt. Truman Hinman, Timothy in 1741, at Fair Haven in 1755, Ruth in Nov. 1748, married Aaron Hinman, Oct. 1772, Patience in Dec. 1754, married Judge Increase Moseley, of Southbury, 1769, father of Col. William Moseley, of New Haven, Mary in Jan. 1757, married Sherman Hinman, son of Benjamin Feb. 1777.
Hinman, Adam eldest son of Serg't. Benjamin, died single.
Hinman, Noah 2d son of Benjamin, married his first wife, Anna Knowles, Feb. 1711-after her death, he married Sarah Scovil, of Waterbury. For several years he was a Judge of the Court at Litchfield. The children by his first wife were, Elizabeth, baptized in May, 1713, Gideon, born in Jan. 1715, (died young,) Adam, called after Adam Winthrop, baptized July, 1718, Thankful in Jan. 1719, Gideon in Nov. 1725. By his second wife, his children were, Edward, baptized April, 1730, (Edward resided at Southbury, and was a lawyer of eminence in his day,) Abigail in 1733, Reuben in Sept. 1735, Simeon in Dec. 1737, died single, graduated at Yale College in 1762, Noah in June, 1740, Sarah in Aug. 1742, Arnole in Sept. 1746, married Elijah Booth, Oct. 1772, Damaris in Dec. 1748, married Simeon Minor, Sept. 1669, (the ancestor of Simeon H. Minor, Esq., deceased, of Stamford, who was many years State Attorney for Fairfield county.) Deacon Noah above, died in 1766 (76). For 16 sessions he was a member of the General Assembly.
Hinman, Benjamin 3d son of Serg't. Benjamin, married Sarah Sherman, a relative of Roger Sherman, Dec. 1718. Died in May, 1727, in the great sickness, and his wife died the same month, aged 35 years. Their children were, Benjamin, baptized in Apri1, 1720, Jerusha in Feb. 1721, died single, and David in March, 1722. Benjamin, his son, here spoken of, was a colonel, and served as quarter master of the troop in the 13th Regiment of the Connecticut colony against the French in Canada, as early as 1751. On the 30th day of May, 1757, he was commissioned major of the 13th Regiment; in 1758 he was made a Leutenant colonel of the 3d Regiment of foot, in the forces raised to invade Canada. On the 1st of Nov. 1771, he was made a full colonel of the 13th Regiment. Early in the war of the Revolution, on the first day of May, 1775, he was appointed colonel of the 4th Regiment of enlisted troops for the defence of the colony. He was ordered, in 1775, with five companies, to Greenwich; and the same year was ordered to Ticonderoga to hold possession of the fort. In 1776 he was ordered with a regiment to New York, and was at New York at the time of its capture by the British—after which he was stationed at Horse Neck and other places on the Sound. In January. 1777 he returned home in ill health, and did not again join the army. He died at Southbury, March, 1809 or 10, over 90 years of age. There were more commissioned officers during the war of the Revolution by this name than any other in Connecticut—being in all 13 from the town of Southbury. Col. Benjamin's children were, Aaron, the father of Judge William, Col. Joel, the father of Joel, Judge of the Superior Court, and of Hon. Curtiss, who died when a member of the State Senate, in 1820. Sherman, who died young, and another Sherman, who was baptized in Oct. 1752, and graduated at Yale College in 1776. Col. Benjamin was a member of the General Assembly twenty-seven sessions.
Hinman, David a brother of Col. Benjamin, married Sarah Hinman, a daughter of Titus, jr. Their children were, Annis, who married Daniel Hinman, and moved to Vermont, Gen. Ephraim, baptized in 1753, David, jr., who lived and died at Southbury, and Capt. Benjamin of Utica, the father of Col. John E. Leut. Asa, who served during the war of the Revolution, was also a son of Dea. David.
Hinman, Samuel 4th son of Serg't. Benjamin, died single.
Hinman, Wait 5th son of Serg't. Benjamin, married -----, Children, Samuel, baptized in May, 1730, Truman, (Capt. Truman) in June, 1731, Wait in Dec. 1732, Mercy in Sept. 1735, Ann in Dec. 1737, Currence in April, 1740, and Bethuel in June, 1742.
Hinman, Ebenezer eldest son of Joseph, married Hannah Mitchell, Jan. 1737;—she soon died, and he married for his second wife, Elizabeth Pierce, April, 1743. Children, Jonathan, baptized in 1738, died young, Rhoda in Apri1, 1740, married Seth Mitchell, Dec. 1762, Hannah in Feb. 1744, married Gideon Hicock, Jan. 1768, Betty in April, 1746, married Seth Wheeler, Nov. 1767, Annis died young, Comfort in Oct. 1750, Daniel in Sept. 1752, married Annis, a daughter of Dea. David, and removed to Vermont, Annis in Feb, 1755, married Leut. Asa Hinman, son of Dea. David. Esther in Oct. 1757, Jonathan in Feb. 1761, died young, Jonathan, May, 1764, the father of Gen. Robinson S., late deceased, of New Haven.
Hinman, Joseph 2d son of Joseph, married and removed to Farmington. Children, Justus, baptized in Aug. 1750, Joseph in Aug. 1750, and Hester in April, 1753. Aaron lived and died at Guilford.
Hinman, Elijah 3d son of Joseph, married and removed to Vermont. Children, Elijah, baptized in Aug. 1763-Amos, and other children.
Hinman, Andrew, jr. eldest son of Andrew, married Mabel Stiles, February, 1734. Children, Betty, baptized in Sept. 1735, Margaret in Dec. 1738, (single,) Mabel in June, 1740, married Shadrack Osborn, Esq., of Southbury, (the mother of Mrs. Betsey Dunning, of N. Haven,) Francis in Aug. 1742, David in 1744, married Hannah Hinman;-he was a member of the General Assembly in 1725, 28, 29, 36, 39 and 40.
Hinman, Coe 2d son of Andrew, married and removed to the State of New York. Children, Nathan, baptized June, 1751, Abner in July, 1754, and others.
Hinman, Noble 3d son of Andrew, married and had a family in Massachusetts or Vermont.
Hinman, Titus 4th son of Titus, married Joanna Hurd, Nov. 1757. Their children were, Solomon, baptized in Nov. 1758, Hester in Nov. 1761, and Titus-Titus removed to Wyoming, Penn., was an Ensign in the Regiment of Col. Zebulon Butler, and was killed, July 3, 1778, in the bloody massacre of Wyoming.
Hinman, Ephraim son of Titus, married Rebecca Lee, Aug. 1750. Their children -were, Andrew, baptized in February, 1751, died young, Patience in Feb. 1753; she married Ebenezer Strong, Jan. 1771; one of her daughters married Nathaniel Bacon, of New Haven.-(Ebenezer Strong was a descendant of John, of Windsor.)
Hinman, Enos son of Titus, married and removed to Vermont.
Hinman, Jonas son of Eleazer, married Sarah Downs, Feb. 1756. Their children were, Silas, baptized in Jan. 1757, Agur in Jan. 1759, Jonas, Abner, Sarah, Mary, Reuben and Currence.
Hinman, John 2d son of Eleazer, married Abigail Graham in 1772 -she died, and he married a second wife, and removed to Bethlem.
Hinman, Eleazer 3d son of Eleazer, married Rhoda Mitchell in 1769, and had Nathan, baptized in Feb. 1771, Patty in March, 1773, Eleazer Preston in Jan. 1776, Mitchell in Sept. 1778, and Livingston in July, 1784. This family removed to the State of New York.
Hinman, Peter 4th son of Eleazer, married and had children, William, who married Sarah Manning, March, 1790, Scovill, (Deacon Scovill Hinman, of New Haven,) Nathaniel, John, Hannah and Mary.
Hinman, Gideon eldest son of Deac. Noah, married Hannah Curtiss, Sept. 1745. Their children were, Zipper, baptized in March, 1747, Asahel in Nov. 1749, died young, Love in Oct. 1751, died, Arabel in April, 1753, Gideon in April, 1753, (twins,) Moses in June, 1755, removed to the State of New York, Love in Nov. 1757, Curtiss in April, 1761, Sarah in July, 1764.
Hinman, Adam son of Noah, married and removed to Vermont. Their children were, Isaac, baptized in 1754, supposed to be living, Mary in Dec, 1756, Martha in March, 1758, married Frederick Hurd, Dec. 1783, Timothy in 1760, for many years a Judge of the Court in Derby, Vermont, and is yet living, Adam, Jan. 15, 1764, now lives at Southbury, Sarah in Jan. 1764—Adam and Sarah were twins.
Hinman, Reuben son of Deac. Noah, married Mary Downs, Sept. 1756. Their children were, Currence, baptized in April, 1760, Abraham in Sept. 1762, and others. This family removed to Williamstown.
Hinman, Noah, jr. son of Deac. Noah, married, and with his family removed to Vermont.
Hinman, Col. Benjamin son of Benjamin, married Molly Stiles. Their children were, Aaron in 1746, Joel, baptized in April, 1748, Sherman in June, 1750, died young, Sherman in Oct. 1752, graduated at Yale College in 1776; he married, and had Ruth Emm, who married William Forbes of Derby, Vermont, formerly of New Haven, and Clara, who married Jared Hawley, Esq.; Sherman also died a young man a few years after he was married.
Hinman, Aaron son of Col. Benjamin—had Judge William, Anna Drakely, Benjamin, of Vermont, George, of Bangor, and Harry, of Southbury, who are yet living.
Hinman, Col. Joel, son of Col. Benjamin, married Sarah Curtiss, (yet living.) Their children were, Daniel, (deceased) Irena, married Eli Hall, Jason, Esq., in Vermont, Sally, married Jedediah Hall, Hon. Curtiss, died in Dec. 1820. Phebe, single, Nancy, single, Robert, died in 1813, Albert, died in 1842, Sophia, married Truman Mitchell, Sherman, an attorney, died in Mississippi, in 1832, Hon. Joel is the present Judge of the Supreme Court—he married a Miss Scovil, of Waterbury, Marietta, married Isaac Johnson, and Maria married Mr. Pulford.
Hinman, Hon. Edward(more familiarly known as Lawyer Ned) son of Deac. Noah, married Ann Curtiss, July 18, 1764. Their children were, Sarah Ann, baptized in July, 1765, married Timothy Hinman, son of Capt. Truman, July, 1792, he graduated at Yale, Simeon, Esq., in March, 1766, graduated at Yale College in 1784, was a Lawyer—he died single, in 1830, Cyrus also graduated at Yale College in 1789, was a Lawyer—he died young and unmarried. Only two of the descendants of this family are now living, neither of whom are married—twice a member of the General Court before Southbury was incorporated.
Hinman, Abijah son of Deac. Noah, married and removed to Vermont. Their children were, Adoniram in 1757, Wait in 1760, Ruth Emm in 1762, Abigail in 1764, and Rebecca, baptized in 1766.
Hinman, Deac. David son of Benjamin, married Sarah Hinman—he died in 1756. Their children were, Leut. Asa, who served during the war of the Revolution—he was baptized in Aug. 1750, Annis in Dec. 1751, married Daniel Hinman, and moved to Bennington, Vt., where they both died, Gen. Ephraim in March, 1753—he acted as a Captain and Quarter Master, and Assistant Commissary of Forage in the war of the Revolution, David in Jan. 1756, and Benjamin, Esq., who moved to Little Falls, N. York, afterwards to Utica.
Hinman, Samuel son of Wait, married, and his children were, Ann, baptized in July, 1759, Olive and Wait.
Hinman, Capt. Truman son of Wait, married Olive Hinman, and had children, Timothy, (father of the present Edward, Esq.,) graduated at Yale College in 1784, Ruth Emm, married Thomas Bull, Olive married Nathan Judson, Dec. 1800, Col. Truman married Betty Curtiss, Nov. 22, 1798. Only two of the descendants of Col. Truman are living—both unmarried.
Hinman, Bethuel son of Wait, married Hannah Hicock, Nov. 1770. Removed to Greenfield, N.Y., and had several sons, and one named Shadrack.
Hinman, Leut. Asa son of Deac. David, married Annis Hinman. Their children were, David, who sailed in 1802, for China, and never returned—died single, Rhoda, married Elisha Pierce, and Sarah, married Nathan Rumsey, of Southbury,—Annis, only daughter of Deac. David. married Daniel Hinman, and moved to Bennington, Vermont—they had but one child, (Betsey,) she married Samuel Brown, and had one child, Samuel H. Brown, Esq., of Bennington; Samuel H. married Sarah Brown, daughter of Park, of Southbury, and had several children.
Hinman, Gen. Ephraim son of Deacon David, married Sylvania French, daughter of William French, of Southbury, Feb. 3, 1779, and had four children, viz. John, died in infancy, Laura, who married, and had a daughter, (Henrietta,) both of whom soon after died, Royal R., born at Southbury, and Mary, born at Roxbury. Gen. Ephraim was several times a member of the General Assembly—he was a Captain, Quarter Master, and Assistant Commissary of Forage in the war of the Revolution. He died in Dec. 1829, aged over 77 years.
Hinman, Royal R. son of Gen. Ephraim—on the 14th of September, 1814, married Lydia Ashley, youngest daughter of Gen. John Ashley, of Sheffield, Mass. He graduated at Yale College in 1804—by profession a Lawyer, and in 1827 was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of New York—several sessions a member of the General Assembly—was several years Secretary of State, and in 1844 was appointed Collector of Customs at the port of New Haven. His children are, Jane Ashley, Royal A., Lydia Ann, Mary E., and Catherine E. Jane A. married John Bigelow, of Hartford, and removed to Boston in 1811 they had children, Jane Frances, Johu H., and William Henry—John H., died at the age of 3 years—William H., died at Boston, an infant, in 1846. Lydia Ann, married Charles E. Babcock, of New York, Sept. 1845, and had a son, Charles H., born in July, 1846. Royal Ashley, unmarried. Mary E., and Catherine E. Hinman.
Hinman, David son of Deac. David, married Mary Ann Graham, daughter of Andrew Graham, M.D., of Southbury, and had Frederick, who married Fanny Mitchell—Nathan, married Miss Burritt—Benjamin, married Miss Minor, who died, he then married Mrs. Bacon—Polly, married Mr. Ward, of Vermont—Patty, married Deac. Nathan Mitchell.
Hinman, Benjamin son of Deac. David, moved in early life to Little Falls, N.Y., where he married Anna Keysor, in 1779, a daughter of Capt. Keysor, of Montgomery county, N.Y.—she was born on the farm where Fort Keysor was built. Their children were, Col. John E., of Utica, who married Mary Schroppel, of the city of New York, daughter of George C. Schroppel, deceased. John E. was several years sheriff of the county of Oneida.
Hinman, Col. John Jay, Attorney at Law, son of Benjamin, married some lady from Connecticut, and resides in or near Rushville, Illinois.
Hinman, Benjamin, Esq. son of Benjamin—died, unmarried, at Hinmanville, Oswego county, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1844, 49 years old. Maranda, a daughter of Benjamin, sen'r., died at Utica in July, 1806, about 2 Years old. Gen. William A., (son of Benjamin, sen'r.,) Attorney at Rushville, Illinois, married Miss Grace Kingsbury, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Annis, 2d daughter Of Benjamin, married Dr. Thomas Monroe, originllY of Baltimore, but now of Jacksonville, Illinois. Benjamin, the father of this family, resided at Utica—he died in April, 1831, at Mount Pleasant, Penn., on a journey to New Jersey, where he was interred. His widow is yet living in Illinois, with her sons.
Hinsdel, Barnabas, Hartford—married Martha Smith, Nov. 1793. Daniel was married to Katherine Curtiss, of Wethersfield, and died in 1737. Barnabas, son of Daniel and Katherine, died in 1737-8. Descendants of Robert, in No. 2.
Hodge, John married Susannah Denslow, of Windsor, in 1665, and had John, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, Henry and William.—John, of Lyme, '91. Chauncey, of Roxbury, 1846.
Holloway, John, and Thomas Root elected chimney viewers of Hartford, in 1648.
Holcomb, Joshua Simsbury—died in 1690. Children, Ruth 26 Years old, Thomas 24, Sarah 22, Elizabeth 20, Joshua 18, Deborah 16, Mary 14, Mindwell 12, Hannah 10, and Moses 4.
Holly, John and Francis were important settlers in Stamford as early as 1641-2, with about 40 other families.
Hopkins, Gov. Edward in 1640, aided in purchasing Waranock, (Westfield,) and erected a trading house there. He married a daughter of Mr. Eaton, of New Haven, but appears to have left no children in America. He procured to be printed in England, the first code of Laws for the New Haven Colony, in '56, and never returned afterwards to New England. He died in 1657. Ebenezer, married Mary, daughter of Samuel Butler, of Wethersfield.
Hoskins, John Windsor, married Deborah Denslow in 1677, and had a daughter Deborah in '79. Anthony, sen'r., of Windsor, died in 1706-7—left Mary, his widow, and children, John, Robert, Anthony, Thomas, Joseph, Grace Eggleston, Jane Alford, (Isabel Alford died before him.) He was a farmer, and aged at his decease. John had a double portion, and £20 over, as Anthony lived with his son John. He owned land at Simsbury, which he gave Robert—he also had land at Greenfield he gave to Anthony. He entailed his lands to his children. Was an early settler at Windsor, and left an estate of £984.
Hosford, John Windsor, son of William, married P. Thrall in 1657, and had William, John, Timothy, Hester, Sarah, Samuel, Nathaniel, Mary and Obadiah. John, of Windsor, died in 1683, and left a widow. The eldest son had £225, John £121, Timothy £121, Hester £100, Sarah £100, Samuel £114, Nathaniel £114, Mary £100, Obadiah £122, Widow £85 of personal estate for life. Mr. Hosford was a man of wealth and reputation, and one of the early settlers of Windsor. Benjamin, of Windsor, after 1717, settled at Litchfield.
House, William Glastenbury—died in 1703. Children, John, aged 30, Sarah Smith 28, Mary Hale 26, Ann 20, William 19, and Joseph 16.
Hoyt, Nicholas married Susannah ----, in 1646, and had Samuel, Jonathan, David and Daniel.
Hubbard, George in 1665, certified before William Leete, at Guilford, the consideration paid Lowheag, by the inhabitants of Wethersfield, for six miles in breadth on both sidesof the river, and six deep from the river west, and three deep from the river east, in Wethersfield. He was on the committee of the General Court in March, '37, with Talcott, Mason and others. While he remained in the colony he was an important man at the General Court, and upon committees appointed by the Court. He was one of the first settlers in the colony—was appointed with two others, in '56, to survey the town of Wethersfield—was a committee to the General Court in '37 and '38, and a deputy in '39 in April, August and September, and was one of the leading men in the colony. He resided at Wethersfield, but remained in the colony but a few years before he removed to Milford, then to Giulford, and afterwards to Middletown, where he died in 1684, aged about 80. Children, Joseph, Daniel, Nathaniel, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary Ranny, and Richard. (His wife, Elizabeth.) Joseph, of Middletown, died in '86—his children were, Joseph, 15 years old, Robert 13, George 11, John 8, and Elizabeth 3.
[Important note:-- The author has confused the two George Hubbards who came to CT from England. Where he has the George in this sketch dying in Middletown, he's off-track. The other George Hubbard died in Middletown, and this George died in Guilford. He also did not marry Elizabeth, the other (Middletown George) did.]
Hubbell, Richard, sen'r. Bridgeport. The first settlers of (now) Bridgeport, and members of the church, were, Richard Hubbell, sen'r., Isaac Wheeler, James Bennett, sen'r., Samuel Beardsley, Matthew Sherman, Richard Hubbell, jr., David Sherman, and John Odell, jr., in 1695. It was a part of the town of Stratford. Most of these names are yet familiar in the town of Bridgeport.
Howe, Capt., and others about 1640-1, purchased for Connecticut, of the Indians, a tract of land on Long Island, from the east part of Oyster Bay to the west part of Holmes's Bay, to the middle of what was then Great Plain, upon the north side of the Island, extending south half its breadth, which lands were sparsely settled before '43.
Huit, Rev. Ephraim, (in No. 2,) gave in his will, Great Island, at the Flatts, to the Court at Hartford, for the use of the country.
Hull, Josias married Elizabeth Loomis, of Windsor, in 1641. Children. Josias, born in '42, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Joseph, Sarah, Naomi, Rebecca, Thomas, and one other son.
Humphrey, Michael married Priscilla Grant, in 1647, and had children, John, Mary, Samuel, Martha, Sarah, Abigail, and Hannah, (born in '69.)
Huntington, Simon Norwich, 1660, appears to have been another family from that of Thomas, of Windsor. He was made a freeman in '63, under the Charter, at Hartford.
Hunt, Blayach Wethersfield—died in 1640—was a cousin of Mary Collins, and a nephew of Mr. Welles—was also a cousin of Mary Baylding. He died unmarried.
Hurlbut, Thomas Wethersfield—died in 1689. Wife, Elizabeth—children, Timothy, 9 years old, Nathaniel 7, and Ebenezer 4.
Hutchins, John died in 1681, and left a widow, and two children, viz. Sarah, 4 years old, and Ann, one.
Hyde, William Norwich, 1660—was probably the same William Hyde who came into Hartford in '39, and was surveyor of highways in '41. After a few years residence there, he moved down the river. He had 20 acres in the division of lands east of the river, (in East Hartford) in '40. Timothy, of Hartford, died in 1710—he was the nephew of Caleb Watson and wife, and of Thomas and John Olcott, was young and unmarried—and a weaver by trade. He gave his property (£186) to his uncles and aunts.
Jeffery, -----, had daughters, Mary, in 1664—Hannah in '70, and afterwards Elizabeth.
Jellicoe, Thomas Middletown—died in 1684—wife, Mary.
Jessup, John was in Hartford in 1637. On the 30th day of October, '40, he with Rev. Richard Denton, Andrew Ward, Thurston Raynor, Jonas Wood, jr., John Northend, Thomas Weeks, Matthew Mitchell, Robert Coe, Samuel Sherman, Jeremiah Jagger, Vincent Simking, Edmond Wood, Henry Smith, Richard Gildersleeve, Jonas Wood, John Seaman, David Finch, Samuel Clark and Jeremiah Wood, purchased the town of Stamford of the New Haven Company—nearly all of whom had been first settlers at Wethersfield. They had previously purchased the Indian right. The above, all came according to the stipulation; and with the first settlers also came the following as settlers at Stamford, viz. Richard Law, John Ferris, Robert Bates, John Whitmore, John Renolds, Thomas Morehouse, Francis Bell, Richard Crabb and Robert Fisher, most of whom were also from Wethersfield. The town continued to settle rapidly, and in '61-2, as appears by the purchase of lands, and a distribution by a vote of the company, the following became settlers there, to wit: Henry Acerly, John Underhill, Thomas Slauson, Francis Holly, John Ogden, John Smith, John Miller, William Newman, Joseph Bishop, Thomas Hoyt, Daniel Scofield, John Finch and John Holly. Rev. Mr. Denton, Mitchell, Ward Law, Raynor and Francis Bell and Hollys, were strong, influential men in the New Haven Colony, as some of them had been in the Connecticut Colony.—Minor.
Judson, William, (in No. 2,) had sons, Leut. Joseph, Serg't. Jeremiah, and Joshua, all of whom came from Yorkshire in 1634, to Concord, Mass., from thence to Hartford, and in '39 or '40 to Stratford. The christian names of the first family are yet retained in the Judson family at Woodbury.
Kates, John Windham—died in 1697. He gave in his will 200 acres of land, by entailment, to the poor of Windham, and 200 acres for a school house for the town. He gave his negro to Rev. Samuel Whiting, of said Windham, and other personal property. To the church of the town he gave £10 in money. He made Mary Howard executrix, and gave her the remainder of his estate, unless his child, or any of his children then in England, should come to New England, and if so, such as should come should have all his estate. He was the first of the name in the colony. This name is spelt Kates, on record, and by himself in his will—but he was the same Lieut. John Cates who served under Oliver Cromwell's administration of the British Government. His negro Jo. whom he gave to Mr. Whiting, he procured in Virginia, where he first landed. He escaped his pursuers in Virginia, and came to Norwich, yet feeling unsafe, he went to Windham, when a wilderness, and in '89 raised the first house, where he closed his life in safety from punishment by Charles II. He gave no silver plate to any person, as has been stated by some historians.
Keeney, Alexander Wethersfield, was an early settler, died in 1680. His children were, Alexander, 18 years old, Thomas 16, Sarah 16, twins—Joseph 14, Lydia 11, Ebenezer 8, and Richard 6. Alice, his widow, died in '83.
Kellogg, Samuel Colchester—died in 1708—left a wife, Hannah, and children, Samuel, Joseph, Hannah and Eunice. Nathaniel, of Colchester, was appointed guardian for Joseph. They were descendants of Nathaniel, of Hartford, (in No. 2,) in 1639—who was an early settler in the colony, and had 6 acres in the land division east of Connecticut river, 1640. Samuel married Sarah Merrills, in 1687.—Ebenezer, resided in Colchester in 1708. He married Mabel Butler, of Hartford, a sister of Elizabeth Clark and Mary Butler, daughters of Daniel Butler then deceased. In 1708 they sold the house of their father to Abraham Merrills, of Hartford. The deed was acknowledged before Michael Taintor, justice, at Colchester, where they all resided, except said Merrills, in 1710.
Kelsey, Stephen married Hannah Higginson, of Wethersfield, in 1672.
Kibbe, Isaac was the first male child born in Enfield, May, 1683. Incorporated in '83. The town had been a part of Springfield, and continued under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts until 1750. In 1681 a grant of the town was made to nine persons, and singular as it is, not a descendant of either of the nine are now residents of Enfield. The first settlers were from Springfield in 1679, and erected houses there, at first, to hunt and fish at Fresh Water Brook. Nathaniel Collins settled there as their second minister, in 1699. In 1637, Joseph Kibbe was a member of the General Court of Connecticut, and was the first of the name in the colony.
Kilbourn, Abraham Wethersfield—died in 1715—wife, Sarah—children, Samuel, Abraham and Sarah. Widow Kilbourn, of Wethersfield, 1640. Joseph, of Wethersfield, moved to Litchfield, a descendant of Thomas and John (in No. 2.) The Kilbourn families at Litchfield are descendants of John from Wethersfield. Thomas and John came to Connecticut as early as '36. Thomas married Hannah Hills, of Glastenburv, in '99. John, sen'r., (in No. 2)—wife, Sarah, children, John, Thomas, Naomi Hale, Ebenezer, Sarah Crane, George, Mary, Joseph and Abraham. He died in April, 1703.
Kimberly, Eleazer Glastenbury—died in July. 1708-9. His children were, Thomas, Elizabeth, Ruth, and two other daughters. Estate £356. The same mentioned in No. 2, of Wethersfield.
King Edward Windsor—died in 1702—supposed the son of John, of Windsor. He left a will which was so badly defaced and torn, and having one daughter not mentioned in his will, that the court refused to accept it. His daughter Mary married Mr. Hillyer, and Sarah married Mr. Kady, and both resided on Long Island. Perhaps he left other children. Sarah, widow of Capt. John, of Northampton, died at Windsor, in 1705. Capt. John, perhaps a son of John, and brother of Edward.
Knell, Nicholas Stratford, 1650.
Knight, George Hartford—died in 1699. Estate £257.