Fifty Puritan Ancestors
1628 - 1660
Genealogical Notes - 1650 - 1900
Elizabeth Todd Nash
New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor

[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]


RICHARD CASE was not as early a settler at Hartford as many others, but removed from there to East Hartford in 1669, was made freeman in East Hartford, 1671. [Trumbull's Memorial Hist. of Hartford, p. 89].
He married Elizabeth Purchase, daughter of John Purcase or Purchase, a first settler of Hartford.
Three children were born in Hartford, Richard, Jun., John and Mary, born 1669.
He describes himself as of Hartford in his will, dated September 8, 1690. He died at East Hartford, 1693-4. Inventory, dated March 30, 1694, amounted to 1203 2S. 6d. His widow, Elizabeth, and Thomas Olcott, his kinsman, executors.
The court appointed Thomas Olcott and Mr. William Pitkin, Jun., overseers to assist the widow by their advice, April, 1694. [Hinman's Early Puritan Settlers of Conn., p. 501].
Richard Case, Jun., died Saturday, February 22, 1724.
Mary Case married Joseph Phelps ; died September 10, 17577. [Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Windsor, p. 567].


PURCASE, Purchase, Purkas or Purchas, as John Purchase, a soldier at Pequott, was called, was born in England, as was his wife, Jane _____.
Settled in Hartford in 1639, "was located in the Northwestern part of the village of Hartford in 1640; a lot bounded on the east on Centinal hill ; northwesterly on the road to the cow pasture; and north on the road to Brick hill; west on Wm. Phillips; and south on Thomas Hales. [Hinman Papers, Vol. II, unpublished].
John Purchase was a soldier in the Pequot War under Captain Mason and received a soldier's grant in the Soldiers' Field, Hartford, for services rendered there. [Town Records, Hartford. Stuart's History Hartford, pp. 116, 117].
Joseph Wadsworth of Charter Oak fame says, in helping Mums, a Pequot soldier, to get his grant: "These may informe ye Honored General Courte that my Hon'ord Father, having been a first planter of Hartford, I in my youth, who am now seventy-four years of age, did often hear my said Father say that these Lots called the Soldiers' Field were Lots granted to ye Pequoit soldiers only, and that for their good service in said War."
In the list of names in Joseph Wadsworth's Town Records of those who received soldiers' grants in said field were John Purchase, William Cornwall, Rev. Samuel Stone, John Warner. [Ibid., p. 117].
John Purchase died in Hartford, October, 1645. Jane Purchase died in Windsor, Conn., April i6, 1683. Inventory of John Purchase included house and land. He made his wife executor of his will and "gave her the possession of his home and land for her use for her life : but if the child then unborn should be a son and live until his wife died that such son should have his house and land in Hartford, for him and for his heirs : but if it proved to be a daughter and lived until his wife died, then that his house and land should be divided among his daughters who should survive their mother."
To his daughters Mary and Elizabeth, he gave, each, a pair of sheets and a pewter platter, at the age of seventeen years.
One of his daughters married Jarrah Squeek. Elizabeth married Richard Case of Windsor, and he signed a receipt for his wife's portion of her father's estate, December 17, 1663.


"JOHN PETTIBONE, the first of the came in America, probably from Wales and possibly a soldier under Cromwell, was freeman at Windsor in 1658."
He married February 16, 1664, Sarah (daughter of Baget) Egleston, born March 28, 1643.
Resided in 1667 on Farmington River, which later became town of Simsbury : made freeman at Simsbury, 1669. John Pettibone's wife contributed in 1676 the sum of 6d. to the "Conn. Relief Fund for the Poor of Other Colonies."


JOHN, b. Dec. 13, 1665; m. Mary Bissell.
SARAH, b. Sept. 24,1667; m. (1) John Miles, (2) John Humphrey; d. April 3, 1748; no children.
SAMUEL, b. Sept. 2, 1672 ; m. Judith Shepard; d. Feb. 1747; 10 children.
REBECCA, b. March 9, 1675; m. Thomas Holcomb; 3 children.
HENRY, b. June 20, 1677 ; d. 1706; unm.
ANN, b. March 11, 1679 ; m. John Holcomb ; d. July 12, 1733; 9 children.
BENJAMIN, b. May, 1682; d. March 12, 1705; unm.
JOSEPH, b. March 11, 16__ ; m. (1) Thank _____ , who d. Nov. 2, 1724, (2) Hannah Large; d. Sept. 14, 1763; 8 children.


John Pettibone, son of John, married Mary Bissell, daughter of Samuel Bissell of Windsor, in 1692.


MARY, b. March 24, 1693 ; d. Aug. 21, 1714.
JOHN, b. Oct. 8, 1695 ; d. June 22, 1767.
SAMUEL, b. July 26, 1698; d. ___1787.
CATHERINE, b. March 14, 1700; d. unm.
SARAH, b. ___1704; m. Amos Phelps; d. April 11, 1781, age 77.
ABIGAIL, b. April 22, 1706; m. (1) April 25; 1731, David Phelps, (2) Dea. David Strong; d. Simsbury, 1807.


BEGAT (sometimes spelt Bagget) EGLESTON came from Exeter, England, to Dorchester, Mass., 1630, made freeman there 1631, was original member of Mr. Warham's church there and removed with them to Windsor, 1635. [Old Church Records, Ancient Windsor; Trumbull Hist. of Hartford].
His second wife was Mary Talcott of Hartford, who contributed four shillings in cloth to the "Connecticut Fund for Relief of Poor in Other Colonies."
Begat Egleston died September 1, 1674, "ner 100 yer ould," the old Church Record says, but as he testified at a court held in Hartford, June 5, 1645, that he was fifty-five years old, he must have been born in 1590.


JAMES, twin, b. in England.
SAMUEL, twin, b. in England.
THOMAS, b. Aug. 26, 1638, in Windsor ; bapt. Nov. 22, 1646.
MARY, b. May 29, 1641 ; m. John Denslow of Windsor.
SARAH, b. March 28, 1643 ; m. John Pettibone of Simsbury, Feb. 16, 1664.
REBECCA, b. Dec. 8, 1644.
ABIGAIL, b. June 12 ; bapt. June 18. 1648 ; m. Oct. 14. 1668, John Osborn.
JOSEPH, bapt. March 30, 1651.
BENJAMIN, b. Dec. 18, 1653.


Sarah Egleston, born March 28, 1643, married John Pettibone of Simsbury, February 16, 1664. John Pettibone had nine children (see Pettibone) ; the second son John, born December 15, 1665, married Mary Bissell, daughter of Samuel Bissell, in 1692, and their daughter Abigail married David Phelps, April 25, 1731.


MARY TALCOTT was the daughter of John Talcott (of Braintree, England), who died 1604, and Anne Skinner; both John Talcott and his wife died in England. Mary Talcott, born in England, settled in Hartford, and married Baget Egleston. Mary Talcott Egleston died in Windsor, Conn., December 8, 1657.
John Talcott's name is on the Founders' Monument in Hartford ; he was probably a brother of Mary Talcott Egleston, and son of John of Braintree, Eng.


JOHN BISSELL, born 1591, is said to have come from Somerset County, England, to Plymouth, Mass., in 1628.
He settled in Windsor, Conn., 1639 made Juror at Hartford in 1640-43, October, 1645, March, 1647, 1648, Deputy to the General Court in 1642, and attended forty-six sessions of the General and Particular Court before the Union of New Haven and Connecticut Colonies and served in all as Juror twelve sessions of the Court at Hartford. [Early Puritan Settlers of Conn., Hinman, pp. 235, 236].
He was an enlisted trooper for Windsor in 1657-8, and "was confirmed by the General Court, Quarter Master of the County Troop of Hartford County in 1677" [Colonial Records] (the first troop of horse in the Colony).
He had a ferry across the Connecticut River in 1640, and built a house on the east side of the river in 1659. In 1662 he gave his ferry with the homestead to his son John, and with Nathaniel removed to below the mouth of the Scantic, on the east side, being the first family there.
By 1675 the Bissells had neighbors, and during King Philip's War their house was fortified and garrisoned.
John Bissell "was an important and early settler at Windsor, and the family were connected by marriage with several of the best families in the Colony." [Hinman's Puritan Settlers, pp. 236, 237].
He was frequently appointed upon important committees by the General Court of Connecticut.
John Bissell and his sons, John, Jr., Thomas and Nathaniel were all freemen at Windsor by 1669.
John Bissell died October 3, 1677, aged 86 years. His will was dated September 25, 1673; his sons John and Thomas made executors, Deacon John Morse and Hon. Daniel Clark overseers of his will.
Codicil to his will dated April 6, 1677. Inventory was £520 16s. 3d. Appraised October 22, 1677.
John Bissell's wife died May 21, 1641. [Old Church Records].


MARY, b. Eng.; m. Jacob Drake April 12, 1649.
JOHN, b. Eng ; m. J Mason June 17, 1658 ; he d. 1693.
THOMAS, b. Eng.; m. Abigail Moore Oct. 11, 1655.
SAMUEL, b. Eng. ; m. Abigail Holcomb June 11, 1658; d. May 17, 1698.
NATHANIEL, b. in Windsor, Sept. 24; bapt. Sept. 27, 1640; m. Mindwell Moore Sept. 23, 1665.
JOICE or JOYCE, m. Samuel Pinney Nov. 7, 1665.


Samuel, son of John Bissell, married Abigail Holcomb, daughter Thomas Holcomb, June 11, 1658. In 1661, he bought a lot west side of Broad Street, built a house and resided there. His father gave him one hundred and six acres of land.
He avowed the Halfway Covenant in Windsor Church, November 27, 1659. [Ibid.]
Samuel Bissell died May 17, 1697-8
Abigail Holcomb Bissell, August 17, 1688.


JOHN, b. April 5 ; bapt. Nov. 27, 1659.
ABIGAIL, b. July 6, 1661.
JACOB, b. March 28, 1664.
MARY, b. Sept. 15, 1666; m. John Pettibone, Jr., 1692.
SAMUEL, b. Jan. 11. 1668.
BENAJAH, b. June 30, 1671.
ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 4; bapt. Jan. 6, 1677.
DEBORAH, b. Oct. 29, 1679.
HANNAH, b. Sept. 18. 1682


John and Mary (Bissell) Pettibone had six children. Abigail, the youngest, born April 22, 1706, married David Phelps, April 25, 1731.


THOMAS HOLCOMB was an early settler in Dorchester; made freeman there May, 1635. In 1635 he sold his house and lands to Richard Jones and removed to Windsor; in 1639 he went to Poquonock to live.
Made one of the representatives of Windsor and Hartford in 1639, of the committee who formed the Constitution of the Colony of Connecticut. [Colonial Records].
Thomas Holcomb died at Windsor, September 7, 1 657. His widow, Elizabeth Holcomb, married James Eno in 1658. [Old Church Records, Colinial Records, Windsor Farm Records].


ELIZABETH, b. _____; m. Nov. 16, 1654, Josiah Ellsworth.
MARY, b. _____; m. Oct 3, 1655, George Griswold.
ABIGAIL, bapt. Jan. 6, 1638 ; m. June 11, 1658, Samuel Bissell ; d. Aug. 17, 1688.
JOSHUA, bapt. Sept. 27, 1640.
SARAH, b. Aug. 14, 1642; d. 1654.
BENAJAH, b. June 23, 1644.
DEBORAH, b. Oct. 15, 1646 ; d. 1649.
NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 4, 1648.
DEBORAH, b. Feb. 15, 1650; m. Nov. 5, 1668, Daniel Birge of Windsor.
JONATHAN, b. March 23, 1652; d. Sept. 12, 1656.

With the Holcomb Notes this record of the ancestry of the Nash descendants ends, except the compiler's immediate family, who claim all the Wilcox line and lines intermarrying with the Wilcox family, through Elizabeth Wilcox Nash and Catherine Wilcox Nash.


The surname Wilcox is of frequent and widely disseminated occurrence in the earliest English records ; apparently reaching back to much more remote periods. It was relatively a more frequent as well as a more considerable name in England three or four centuries ago than it is at present. For example, in the earliest continuous catalogue of Oxford University, extending from 1508 to 1523, this name in various forms of spelling is found no less than eight times among those receiving degrees, while the present yearly catalogue with its greatly increased list would average one or two. The same is true in respect to its earlier frequency in the list of county families. The earliest recorded traces of the name are found in Cornwall and Wales. In Downs Visitation of Wales (written in Welsh), the family of Wilkoks is named among the County families, and an English note to the text says of a certain William Wilkoks mentioned that "he was certainly deceased before 1305." Another William Wilkoks is named as executor of the Will of Sir John Golafree of date 1393. Of later date the name, in the more modern spelling of Willcocks, is found in many old records in various parts of England, and occasionally appears somewhat prominently, as in that of the Puritan author Thomas Wilcocks, some of whose books reached many editions, and still later in that of Joseph Wilcocks, Bishop of Rochester, who, while Dean of Westminster, "restored the West Front" of that historical edifice.

According to Lower, in his "Origin of English Surnames," the name Wilcox is derived from William, while Camden places it among names derived from birds. Neither of these authorities states how the derivation is made. It is also sometimes assumed that it is of Saxon or possibly of Celtic origin, but in any case is of very early date. It is equally certain that in the earliest emigration to America the name was represented by families from different parts of England in no wise connected with each other. Savage in his Genealogical Dictionary gives the names of no less than six (6) different Wilcox emigrants nearly contemporary in date of emigration, between whom, so far as is known, there was no kinship or connection.

There were also Wilcoxes in the still earlier Virginia Colony—the name being localized, and perpetuated in "Wilcox Landing" on the James River. Hence it follows that there can be no common line of ancestry in this name in American pedigrees. Among these early emigrants of the Wilcox name was John Willcocks of the Hartford, Connecticut, Colony, who appears to have been one of the "original proprietors" (as they were called) of that settlement. His name and the exact location of his house lot is found in the plot of the original plan of Hartford made as of date 1642, by Wm. Porter of Farmington, by surveys from the original records of the "Distribution of 1639." This is the earliest trace so far found of this emigrant. There is nothing to show where he came from or how he got to Hartford. From the fact of his being numbered among the "original proprietors" it is a natural inference that he was one of the company of Rev. Thos. Hooker, who removed from Newtown (Cambridge), Mass., in 1636. The certainty is that he was in possession and occupancy of a house lot located in the "bend of the little River" (now a portion of the Park), at date of the "Distribution of 1639."[Contributed by George A. Wilson, Esq., from his Wilcox Genealogical Notes: unpublished].
The first John Willcocks of Hartford was a man of good standing, as shown by the several responsible public offices he held, and was apparently prosperous, as appears by the rather remarkable list of property owned by him as shown by the Hartford Town Records, which list is here inserted rather as a specimen of the quaint style of the earliest Hartford Records, than as establishing a family claim to some of the more valuable portions of the present capital of the State.

Distribution Records, 1639 to 1668, being a "true copy of the first record book of the Town of Hartford." 2 Date, February, 1639.
"Severall parcells of land in Hertford upon the river of Connecticut belonging to John Wiilcock and to his heirs forever.
One parcell on which his dwelling house now standeth with the out houses, yards and gardens therein being, contayning by estimation two acres (more or less) abutting on the little river on the West, and on Mr. Allin's land the North and on the highway leading from Joseph Maggott to the Mill on the East, and on Ralph Keeler's land on the South. (This location is now in the Park, midway between the State Capitol and the Soldiers' Arch. See Porter's map of Hartford in 1640.)
One parcell lying in the fourty acres of upland contayning by estimacon foure acres (more or less) abutting on the highway leading from George Steele's to the great Swamp on the East and on the highway leading from the towne to Rockie Hill on the South, and on Thomas Selden's land on the West.
One parcell lying beyond Rocky Hill containing by estimacon tence acres (more or less) abutting on the little river on the North and on the land now Common on the West and on the East and on the South.
One parcell of upland lying in the forty acres contayning by estimacon two acres more or less wch he bought of Thomas Awlcott, abutting on land belonging to the sayd John Willcocke on the South and on the Byway leading from George Stale's to the Great Swamp on the East.
One parsell of upland containing by estimation twenty acres be it more or less, which he received of Thomas Bull for land belonging to the sayd John Willcock lying in the swamp next to the Great River wch psell of upland abutteth on the Wethersfield bounds on the South, and on Gregory Wiltertiness land on the North.
One Psell of upland wch he bought of Francis Andrews call by estima—three acres be it more or less, abutting on Thomas Blisse's land on the North and lyeth near Rocke hill a psell of upland partt whereof he bought of Richard Wrislea and another psel, he bought of Will--- Holton and another prt he bought of Ralph Keeler and another pt he bought of Hinnery Wackle Cont, by estima, fourty and one acres be it more or less, abutting on John Halle's land on the South and on Goerg Hubbard's land on the North and on the highway on the East and on the West.
One psell of land which he bought of Ralph Keeler containing by estima, one acre be it more or less abutting on land belonging to sayd John Willcock on the North and on Ralph Nigote's land on ye West and on the hiway to the old mille in the East.
One psell which he rece— of Mr. John Cullett for land lying on the East side of the Great River contayn by estima five acres and two rood be it more or less, and lyeth in the swamp by the 40 acres abutting on the Greatt river on the East and on Wethersfield bounds on the South and on Mr. Stone's land on the North.
One psell lying in the North MIedow contain by estima three acres be it more or less abutting on the Great river on the East and on the neck of land on the West, and on Nathaniel Rose's land on the South and on Richard Olmstead land on the North.
One psell of land, being an island which he bought of John Coll, contain by estima five acres be it more or less, compased abought with wafter, the East side of it being on the Grett River to the which psell of land he is to have liberty to go throw the sayd Jonn Collis land at convenientt tymes with cattell, carts and cariages." [MSS. copies owned by G. A. Wilcox].
Total, 96 acres owned by John Willcocks, Sr.

John Willcocks came from Leicestershire, Eng., it is supposed, to Hartford. He was an original proprietor of Hartford (his name being on the Founders' Monument in Center Church Burying Ground, Hartford) ; was made first selectman in 1649, surveyor of highways in 1642 and 1644; juror in 1645 ; called Senior in 1649. [Trumbull, Conn., Records, I, 172].
Died October 14, 1651, leaving a widow Mary, his second wife, and daughter Martha, who married John Biddle, beside John and Ann Wilcox Hall.

The will of John Willcocks of Hartford, Conn., dated July 24, 1651, is very interesting as showing carefulness and detail in regard to every legacy, but is too long to be given in full. He gives Mary his wife a "house to dwell in, two young cows, two best hoggs, two best shoates, heive of bees, all the fowles, a colt, fruit of the orchards, `wood enough for her expence laid in the yard in season fitted for her to lay on the fire during the time of her life,' allsoe my linen except one paire of sheets, allso my pewter, all my hempe and flaxe both spun and unspun into yarn and all I have growing this yeare, all my sugare honye, spice and silver, and wampum peage, allso the use of all the household stuff," during her widowhood. He also gives her certain sums of money if she remains a widow, or she remarries. He requests her to give "my servant Samuell two suits of apparrell and all other convenient according to his indenture when his time is expired," and that "my maid Elizabeth Wakeman shall serve out the remainder of her apprenticeship with my wife, and that my Wife should performe all ingagements to her according to indentures and when her time is expired to give her twenty shillings."
He leaves Ann Hall his daughter forty pounds in money and household goods, Martha Biddle his daughter forty pounds in money, a horse, two stears, and farming implements. His "grandaughter Sarah Wilcox the sum of five and twenty pounds," and the rest of his estate mainly to his son John Wilcox, with certain conditions as to what he should do for his mother. (John Wilcox/s "mother" was his stepmother).
"An Inventory of the Estate of John Willcock of Hartford deceased the 1st Oct. 1651" was presented to the Court the first Thursday of December following. Amount of Inventory £391.13, ranking among the larger estates of the original Hartford settlers, and yet showing the small valuation of Hartford real estate of that day.

"Will, Oct. 4, 1666, of Mary Wilcock, widow, of Hartford.
To cousin Sarah Long, (Cousin "Sarah Long" was her granddaughter) two pewter platters, to daughter An Haul 40 shill and best feather pillows. All other estate, after debt paid and `charges about my comly buriall being discharged,' to loving son John Bidwell, ("Son John Bidwell", her son-in-law) who is made sole executor, Dea. Butler and James Ensing intreated to be overseers.
Adm. granted Mch. 4, 1668-9."
Original on file. Recorded in Probate Records, III, 61.


John Wilcox, Jr., married (1) Sarah Wadsworth, daughter of William Wadsworth of Hartford, who died in 1648, leaving daughter Sarah. He married for second wife Katherine Stoughton (daughter of Thomas Stoughton, Windsor, 1633), January 18, 1650. They had five children.
Katherine Stoughton Wilcox having died, John Wilcox married Mary Long Farnsworth (who was the widow of Long, with two sons, Joseph and Thomas Long ; then married Joseph Farnsworth and had one son, Samuel Farnsworth) . By her third husband, John Wilcox, no children ; his daughter Sarah married her son Thomas Long, and Sarah Long was her granddaughter.
Mary Long Farnsworth Wilcox died in 1671, and John Wilcox married for fourth wife Esther Cornwall, daughter of William Cornwall, Roxbury 1634, Hartford 1639.
John Wilcox moved to Middletown, Conn., from Hartford in 1653. He was a large land-owner, having nineteen acres in Hartford in what is now the center of the city, as shown by records of "Land in Hartford upon the Conakticott River belonging to John Willcocks, Junior, and heirs forever." [First Record Book of Town of Hartford, pp. 234, 235] Forty-five acres in Middletown of what is now the Portland brownstone quarry. [Copy of Records, Middletown, Conn.].
A writing from John Willcocks of Middletown, giving his house and lot in Hartford to his daughter Sarah, of date September 18, 1660, is recorded, also record of land bought by Thomas Long of John Willcocks his father-in-law. [Record of Dorchester, p. 565].

John Wilcocks died May 24, 1676. The Court ordered distribution of his estate March 1, 1677. [Court Records, Vol. III, p. 161].
Extracts from the "Will of Mary Long Farnsworth Wilcox, dated April 3, 1671, wife of John Wilcox of Middletown on file at Hartford :
Gives to her son, Samuel Farnsworth, 10 pounds sterling out of her land in the great lot at Dorchester. Remainder of the lot to her husband John Wilcox. To her son, Joseph Long, the bill she had of him for land bought of her.
"White wascoat and red tammy coat" to Mary Wilcox. To Sarah Long "her feather bed and bolster which is in Hartford at her house already, her cloathe wascoat with the great silver lace and a petty coate."
"Freely resignes" to her husband J. W. his estate which was mortgaged to her. Desires that £10 be given her son, Samuel Farns should be paid to her friend, Captain Hopestill Foster, of Dorchester, to be kept until he come of age.
Witnessed by John Hall and Anne Hall. "John Wilcox owned in court Sept. 7, 1671 that he gave his wife liberty to make her will."


SARAH, b. Oct. 3, 1648, in Hartford ; m. Thomas Long.
JOHN, b. Oct. 29, 1660, in Hartford; d. y.
THOMAS, b. ___,1652, in Hartford ; d. y.
MARY, b. Nov. 13, 1634, in Middletown; d. y.
ISRAEL, b. June 19, 1636, in Middletown.
SAMUEL, b. Nov. 9, 1638, in Middletown.
EPHRAIM, b. July 9, 1672; m. Silence Hand.
ESTHER, b. Dec. 9, 1673; m. Joseph Hand.
MARY, b. March 24, 1676; m. Benjamin Hand.


Israel Wilcox (son of John, Jr.) married Sarah Savage, daughter of John Savage, Hartford, 1639.
"Israel Willcox and Sara Sauedg were joined in marriage covenant March the 28, 1677-8."
Israel Wilcox inherited fifteen acres of the Middletown land from his father, and acquired other property, as Savage says he was "a man of good reputation and good substance."
Israel Wilcox died December 20, 1689, aged 33 years.
Sarah Savage Wilcox died February 8, 1723-4.


ISRAEL, b. Jan. 16, 1679.
JOHN, b. July 5, 1682.
SAMUEL, b. Sept. 16, 1685.
THOMAS, b. July 5, 1687; m. Anna North.
SARAH, b. Nov. 30, 1689.


Thomas Wilcox, born July 5, 1687 ; married Anna North (daughter of John North, Farmington, great-granddaughter of John North, Boston 1635, Farmington 1653), June 28, 1716.
Thomas Wilcox, like his father, died young, and left no public record, but a fair estate. Thomas Wilcox died January 20, 1726.


MARTHA, b. April 21, 1718.
THOMAS, b. Oct. 5, 1720; m. Freelove Bradley May 16, 1744.
JONATHAN, b. Jan. 4, 1722-3.
HANNAH, b. Dec. 3, 1724


Thomas Wilcox, Jr., son of Thomas, born October 5, 1720 ; married Freelove Bradley, daughter of Stephen Bradley, May 16, 1744.. Freelove Bradley Wilcox, born March 30, 1722 ; died January 11, 1817. Thomas Wilcox, 2d, died at East Guilford, November 9, 1778.


CLOTILDA, b. April 29. 1745; m. Samuel Hoyt; d. Sept. 29. 1796.
TAMSEN, b. Jan. 13, 1747; m. Eleazer Dowd; d. Sept. 14, 1820.
EDMUND, b. Oct. 7, 1748; m. Elizabeth Scranton; d. March 7, 1795.
BILLY, b. July 11, 1750; went to Granville, Mass.
JONATHAN, b. July 13, 1752; m. Elizabeth Todd; d. Oct. 19, 1818.
SAMUEL DOUD, b. Aug. 28, 1756; went to Granville, Mass.
BENJAMIN BRADLEY, b. Feb. 3, 1759; m. Mary Todd; d. Oct. 2, 1806.


Jonathan Wilcox, son of Thomas Wilcox, 2d, born July 13, 1752 ; married Elizabeth Todd, daughter of Timothy Todd, born February 10, 1754; died September 29, 1833. He was a member of Capt. Hand's Company from Sept. 8 to Oct. 31, 1776. His brother Edmund being sergeant in same company Sept. 8 to Nov. 1.


CURTIS, b. March 7, 1775 ; m. Wealthy Hill; d. Aug. 15, 1829.
JOHN, b. April 5, 1777; m. Electa Goodrich.
Antos TODD, b. Aug. 5, 1779; m. Cynthia Bushnell.
ELIZABETH TODD, b. Feb. 24, 1782; m. David Phelps Nash; d. July 19, 1849.
HENRY, b. July 22, 1785 ; m. Jeanette Bushnell ; d. Jan., 1853.
MATILDA, b. ___, 1788 ; d. unm. Oct. 22, 1809.
SARAH, b. Feb. 20, 1789; m. George Pratt.
JONATHAN SAMUEL, b. Nov. 1, 1791; m. Chloe Hand; d. Feb. 10, 1875.
AUGUSTUS B., b. Oct. 4, 1794; m. Clarissa Jewett; d. Feb. 10, 1873.


Curtis Wilcox married (1) Wealthy Hill, born April 17, 1782; died . August 23, 1818; married (2) Ruth Judd, born October 27, 1793; died February 26, 1827; married (3) Hannah Meigs, born March 18, 1782; married July 28, 1829 ; died October 16, 18__.


JOHN ROMEO, b. May 28, 1803; m. (1) Orpha Dowd ; d. July 13, 1875; m. (2) Elizabeth Crampton.
ELECTA MATILDA, b. ___1807; m. Alexander Hall.
LOUISE MARIA, b. _____: m. George Dowd.
WEALTHY HILL, b. ____1810; m. David Pritchard, M.D.
AUGUSTUS CURTIS, b. ___1812; m. (I) Catherine A. Cruttenden. (2) Bertha Payne.
Jonathan Judd, only child by second wife, married Elvira Rowe.
John Wilcox married Electa Goodrich ; one son, William Henry Wilcox.

Amos Todd Wilcox, of Westbrook, married Cynthia Bushnell, born 1787.


JOSEPH BUSHNELL, m. Mary Watrous.
HORACE TITUS, m. Harriet Pierson.
CYNTHIA ANN, m. Abner Dowd.
MARY, m. William Lay.
AUSTIN, m. (1) Elmira Russell, (2) Amelia Johnson.
RICHARD WILLIAM, m. Milcena Waite; went to California.

Henry Wilcox of Deep River, Conn., married Jeanette Bushnell.


WILLIAM TITUS, m. Minerva Gaylord.
HENRY TRUMAN, m. Elizabeth Scoville.
EMILY PATIENCE, m. (1) John Wilmarth, (2) ____ Gaylord.
JONATHAN SAMUEL, m. Dolly A. Southworth.
CURTISS NASH, m. Elizabeth Hall.
BENJAMIN BUSHNELL, m. Eliza A. Brainard.
GEORGE FREDERIC, d. s. in California.

Augustus B. Wilcox married Clarissa Jewett.


JAMES JEWETT, m. Sarah Cofran.
WILLIAM AUGUSTUS, m. Susan Elizabeth Whitmore.

Jonathan Samuel Wilcox, born November 1, 1791; married Chloe Hand, born November 30, 1791; died September 21, 1875. Jonathan S. Wilcox died February 10, 1875.
Colonel Jonathan S. Wilcox was made Colonel of Militia, and in that capacity received and entertained Lafayette upon his visit to Madison in 1824.
Colonel Wilcox had extensive business interest, was prominent in all plans for the public welfare and regarded as an intellectual man with very progressive ideas.


ELIZA MARIA, m. Joseph Hand Scranton.
JONATHAN SAMUEL, d. infancy.
JONATHAN SAMUEL, m. Sarah Jane Ansley.
CATHERINE ARTEMESIA, m. Jonathan Wilcox Nash.
DANIEL HAND WILCOX, m. Frances Louise Ansley.
SARAH ELIZABETH, m. Stephen Hamilton Thompson.
GEORGE AUGUSTUS, m. Mary Hobart Grenelle.

Elizabeth Todd Wilcox married David Phelps Nash, October 25, 1804; died July 19, 1849.


HENRY W., d. s.
HARRIET, m. Erasmus Darwin Warner, M.D.
LOYAL, d. s.
MATILDA, d. y.
SUSAN, d. y.
SAMUEL PHELPS, m. Mary Munger.
JONATHAN WILCOX, m. Catherine A. Wilcox.
ELIZABETH TODD, m. Willliam Phelps Nash.


Eliza Maria Wilcox, daughter of J. S. Wilcox, married Joseph Hand Scranton.


DAUGHTER, d. infancy.

Jonathan Samuel Wilcox, son of J. S. Wilcox, married Sarah Jane Ansley of Augusta, Georgia.


GEORGE ANSLEY, m. Ida Van Epps.
KATHERINE JESSIE, m. Graham C. Dunlop.

Catherine Artemesia married Jonathan Wilcox Nash.


FRANCES JANE, m. George W. King.

Daniel Hand Wilcox married Frances Louise Ansley.


ELIZA MARIA, m. George Pliny Sawyer.
ANSLEY, m. (I) Cornelia Rumsey, (2) Grace Rumsey.
MARION, m. Eleanor Sanchez.
ELIZABETH HAND, m. Walter Irving Badger.
DANIEL HAND, m. Bessie Hurd.
FRANCIS ANSLEY, m. Anne Corson.
ETHEL ANSLEY, m. Rev. Edward C. Fellowes.
KATHERINE MEIGS, m. Arthur Eric Hedstrom.

George Augustus Wilcox married Mary Hobart Grenelle.



NOTE.—Two interesting old wills copied from records in Somerset House, London, Eng.,were under the head of "Edolp Pedigree from Visitation of Kent, 1663, Edolph Wills."
One is of John Edolph of New Romany, proved October 1, 1596, who "leaves his estate chiefly to John Wilcock, son of William Wilcox of London, Gent.," who had married his only daughter Elizabeth, and left three children by her, John, Elizabeth and Martha; the other, the "Will of Alice Edolph widow, proved January 20, I583," leaving a large property to John Wilcox.
These wills suggested a possible English connection for John Willcock, the emigrant, in the Hartford Colony, not only by similarity of name (with slight difference in spelling) and correspondence in date, but also from the fact that one of the daughters of John Willcocks of Hartford was named Martha.
Further examination, however, failed to establish the identity.
Another quaint Wilcox will (copied from Nicholas's Testementa Vctustata, printed in London, 1826) is as follows:
"John Wilcocks of Chipping Wycombe 3th July 1506. My body to be buried in the Church of All Halloudon on Wye, before the rood. To the repair of our Lady's Chapel of my grant xxiiis ivd. I will that my executors pay the charges of new glazing the window in the said chapel; also an obit to be kept yearly; I will that my Executors buy a marble stone to lay on my grave with the picture of my two wives of vii foot in length, the stone mentioning her sons Thomas and Michael Wilcocks. I appoint Walter my son my executor, and also Robert Ashebrooke, and Robert Brampton priest, and John Aley my Executors."
G. A. W.
Dr. Talcott MSS. Records.


THE STOUGHTONS were a family of remote antiquity in County Surrey, England, the first mention being in the reign of King Stephen 1135-1154, when Godwin de Stocton resided at Stocton in Surrey. In the eighth year of King Edward I (1280), Henry de Stocton received the Royal license to embrace 160 acres of land there.
In the early part of the 16th Century, a younger branch of the family became seated at St. John's, County Warwick, occupying a large and ancient mansion originally the Hospital of St. John the Baptist.
The elder branch continued at Stoughton (Stocton) County Surrey, at Stoughton Place, the mansion being delightfully located in the center of the manor. Its site, now a ploughed field, is still known as Stoughton Garden.
In the neighboring church of Stoke, and at the east end of the Northern Aisle is Stoughton Chapel, containing many ancient monuments of the family with quaint inscriptions.
When in 1692, the chief line of Stoughton of Stoughton became extinct by the death of Sir Lawrence, second baronet of Stoughton, the succession was preserved by the younger branch at St. Johns, County Warwick, until the death of Sir George Stoughton. The fortunes of the family appear to have been identical with those of the Earl of Warwick, upon whose estate the Stoughton manor was standing as late as 1876.

The arms of the Stoughton family are given here.
Field azure, a cross engrailed, ermine: crest, a robin redbreast, pp. R. Interesting items as to the origin of this coat of arms can be found in N. E. Hist. and Gen. Register, Vol. III.

The first of the name of Stoughton in America were two brothers, Thomas and Israel, who came to Dorchester, Mass., in the first voyage of the ship "Mary and John" in 1630. [Ancient Windsor, Vol. I, p. 147, note].
Tradition says, that the brothers Thomas and Israel were accompanied to New England by their father Thomas, Senior, and in the English Pedigree, [Pedigree of English family of Stoughton, from press of J. H. Bufford, Boston, Mass.; authenticated by College of Arms, London] Thomas, third son of Anthony of County Dorset, married a Montpeson of County Wilts.

The house of "Ancient" Thomas Stoughton in Windsor has special mention, being of stone and called the "Old Stone Fort."
"This ancient edifice was situated a mile North of the Congregational meeting house on the East side of the street. It stood back from the road near the brow of the hill, overlooking the meadows, where an old well still marks the place, the building being pulled down in 1809."
"The Old Fort or Stoughton House was composed of two portions, one builded of stone, the other of wood, the stone part was probably the oldest." [Ancient Windsor, Stiles, Vol. I, p. 141].
Thomas Stoughton came to Dorchester in 1630, and removed to Windsor about 1633, where he had land which he deeded July 17, 1640, to his son Thomas.
He married (1) a Montpeson who died in England, (2) Margaret Baunt (widow of Simon) Huntington of Dorchester. Simon Huntington died in 1633 on the voyage from England. [Windsor Records].
Thomas Stoughton, Sr., is sometimes called Rev. Mr. Stoughton, and his descendants say he was a deposed minister. Rev. Thomas Stoughton was presented with the living of Coggeshall Church, December 12, 1600, and deprived of same for non-conformity in 1606.
Savage says that Thomas Stoughton, Sen., was often Representative to General Court from 1639 to 1648. Thomas Stoughton died March 25, 1661. (0. C. R.)


JOHN (Rev.), of Aldermanbury, Eng.
THOMAS, of Dorchester and Windsor.
ISRAEL (Col.), of Dorchester, Mass., "1602 Feb. 18, Israel' Stoughton, son of Thomas (Rector of the parish) baptized." [Ancient Windsor, Vol. II, p. 724].
Thomas Stoughton had "gv him 11 Jan., 1640, from the Plantation His home lott with Meadow adjoining 52 acres more or less: his meadow 25 acres in breadth next the river 39 rod, next the upland 53 rod and a half, by vertue of ex with Thom. Gunn, the upland next the meadow in bredth 34 Rod and a half. Bd. W. by a highway and in part by Thomas Dewey. Bd. N. by John Haskins, S. by Stephen Terry, S. by Ephriam Hoit.
Toward Pine Meadow 69 acres. more or less in bredth 69 rod, in length eight score, bd. N. by John Hoskins, Sth by Thom. Gunn." [Windsor Town Records].
Thomas Stoughton, 2d, ensign in Dorchester, 1630, and "April the Xth 1640 It is Ordered that Ensign Stoughton of Wyndsor shall be prfeRRed Lieutenant." [Colonial Records, Vol. I, p 7].
Thomas Stoughton, 2d, died September 15, 1684, estate valued at 941 pounds 8s. John and Thomas had received before from their father's estate £232 8s.
Thomas Stoughton was evidently a man of property and social distinction and the builder and occupant of the Old Stoughton House, or Stone Fort.


THOMAS, m. Dorothy Talcott.
CATHERINE, m. John Wilcox, Jan. 18, 1650.

Israel Stoughton, son of Thomas Stoughton, Sr., born in England, was one of the first settlers of Dorchester, Mass. Commander of the expedition of 1637 against the Pequots. In 1641 made a commissioner to carry on the government of New Hampshire, and was "Governor's Assistant from 1637-1642, and in 1644. In 1644 he returned to England and became an officer (Col.) in the English army." [Library Universal Knowledge, Vol. XIII, p. 874].
William Stoughton, born in England 1631, died 1701, was a nephew of Thomas Stoughton ; graduated at Harvard 1650. Studying theology he went to England; was a fellow of New College, Oxford, lost his fellowship at the restoration, and returned to Massachusetts in 1662; agent in England for Massachusetts Colony 1676-79. Elected Governor in 1689, but refused the office. He was a member of the council of Sir Edmund Andros 1686-89, when he joined the council of safety which deposed Andros. In 1692 he was Lieut. Governor and same year appointed chief justice of Massachusetts. He was the benefactor of Harvard, and Stoughton Hall is named for him.[Ibid, p. 875].


JOHN SAVAGE (also spelt Savidge, and Savadge) was made freeman at Hartford, May 18, 1654. Removed to Middletown and was one of the three Townsmen of Middletown in 1657. His name is member seven on the list of members who organized the First Congregational Church, Middletown, September 4, 1668.
In 1674 he owned 1,207 acres of land, 441 acres being on the east side of the Connecticut River. He held the military rank of Sergeant, and was one of the leading and wealthy men of the town. "An Inventory of the estate of Sergt. John Sauidge deceased March 6, 1684-5," is filed with Hartford Probate Records, where his will may be found.
The will occupied ten pages and the inventory ten more. Estate had 805 acres of land and property besides valued at 480 pounds, 15s.
"John Savage of Hartford was married to Elizabeth Dubbin ye tenthe day of Febru : one thousand six hundred and fifty-two."


JOHN, b. Dec. 2, 1652.
ELIZABETH, b. June 3, 1655; m. March 28, 1678, Dea. Nathaniel White of Hadley; he d. Feb. 15, 1742; she d. Jan. 30, 1742.
SARAH, b. July 30, 1657; m. March 28, 1678, Israel Wilcox; d. Feb. 8, 1723-4.
THOMAS, b. Sept. 10, 1659; d. Dec., 1659.
HANNAH, b. April, 1661; d. May, 1661.
MARY, b. June 25, 1663; m. (1) April 1, 1686, John Whitmore; he d. Aug. 31, 1696; she m. (2) Dea. Obadiah Allen, son of Samuel and Ann Allen; he d. April 7, 1712 ; Mary Allen d. Oct. 20, 1723.
ABIGAIL, b. July 10, 1666; m. April 14, 1687, Edward Shepard, son of John and Rebecca (Greenhill) Shepard of Hartford, b. Cambridge, Mass., July 31, 1662; d. Sept. 9, 1711; Abigail Shepard d. Oct. 16, 1719.
WILLIAM, b. April 26, 1668.
NATHANIEL, b. May 7, 1671.
RACHEL, b. April 15, 1673.
RACHEL, 2d, b. July 16, 1676; m. (1) John Spining, (2) Capt. Thomas Hall, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hall of Middletown; moved to Guilford; Rachel Hall d. Jan. 19, 1752.


JOHN NORTH left England in the "Susan and Ellen" 1635, landing in Boston at the age of 20, being born in 1615.[Commemorative Record, Hartford County, p. 624]. He married Hannah Bird, daughter of Thomas Bird, [North Record, F. A. North, p. 52] and had nine children. His land in Farmington was entered to him in 1653. In the list of 1684, John North, Sr., had £ 157.00 estate in the original act of division. [Hist. Discourse on Settlement of Farmington, by Noah Porter Jr., 1840].
John North and wife were members of the church in Farmington, Mrs. North joining in 1656.[Church Records, Farmington, Conn]. Both he and his sons Samuel and John were among the 84 proprietors among whom the unoccupied lands of the ancient town were divided according to the list of I676. [Hist. Discourse, Porter].


JOHN, b. Nov., 1641; m. April 15, 1671, Susannah Francis ; d. Aug. 6, 1682; set. Wethersfield.
SAMUEL, twin, b. 1643; Samuel m. Jan. 3, 1666, Hannah Norton; he died 1682; set. in Farmington.
MARY, twin, b. 1643.
JAMES, b. 1647; d. 1689; set. in Northampton.
THOMAS, b. ___,1649; d. 1712; of Farmington, Conn.
SARAH, bapt. Dec. 18, 1652.
NATHANIEL, b. 1656; of Farmington.
LYDIA, bapt. May 9, 1658.
JOSEPH, b. ___,1659; d. 1731; of Farmington.


Samuel North, born 1643, married January 3, 1666, Hannah Norton, daughter of John and Elizabeth Norton.
Hannah Norton, born 1649. Samuel North died in 1682.


John North of Farmington, son of Samuel and Hannah North, born 1669, married May 16, 1692, Mary Warner, daughter of John and Anna (Norton) Warner, baptized May 23, 1669; she died March 1, 1694.-5. John North died April 20, 1745.


Anna North, daughter of John and Mary (Warner) North, born about 1694, married June 28, 1716, Thomas Wilcox of Middletown.
Four generations of the North Family are entered in Wm. Paver's "Visitations of Yorkshire," previous to 1612. [N. E. Hist. and Rep., Vol. XI, p. 268].
Also four generations of Thomas Bird's family, previous to 1612. [Ibid, p. 259].


JOHN NORTON This ancestral line of John Norton of Branford and Thomas Norton of Guilford is given in Descendants of Charles and Thomas Norton of Guilford, Conn., Part II, by Albert B. Norton, published 1855. "The names corresponding to the number included from `a' i to `a' 44 are to be found on a genealogical chart of the Nortons of Sharpenhaw, Bedfordshire, England.
This chart is supposed to be the work of Rev. Jno. Norton ('a' 27) previous to his emigration to America."
It is dated 1632, and states that the data respecting Le Sr. Norville ("a" I) and the next eight persons, including Jno. Norton ("a" 9) were obtained from the public documents in the Office of "Arms" ; the remainder from the private and public records of those concerned.
Professor Andrew O. Norton of Cambridge, Mass. (died September 20, 1853, a descendant of William Norton, "a" 28), had this chart in his possession and in 1841 Lewis M. Norton of Goshen, Conn., made a copy of a portion of it.
The chart represents Norville to be a conception of the French term nord ville (North town), and that Nor-ton (Norton) was subsequently adopted.
No. I "a," Le Sr. de Norville came into England, September, 1066, from France, he married into the family of Valois, his son. No. 2 "a," Sr. de Norville married into family of Barr.
No. 3 "a," Sr. de Norville married into the family of DalbaMonte, their son. No. 4 "a," Sr. de Norville married Auctina, daughter of De Witt of Rugby, their son.
No. 5 "a," Sr. de Norville married Joricia. daughter of Daunpre, their son
No. 6 "a," Sr. de Norville, alias Norton, married the daughter of Sir John Headoroke, their son
No. 7 "a," Sr. de Norville, alias Norton, married the daughter of Mr. Bassington, their son
No. 8 "a," Sir John Norton, alias Norville, married Anne, daughter of Ld. Grey of Ruthm- their son
No. 9 "a," Jno. Norton of Sharpenhaw, Bedfordshire, married _____, their son
No. 10 "a," Jno. Norton of Sharpenhaw, married Jane, daughter of Jno. Cooper for his second wife.


ALICE NORTON, m. (1) ____Goodrich, (2) Thomas Deacon.
JOHN NORTON, m. (1) Miss Preston, (2) Miss Spyon.
RICHARD NORTON, m. Margery Wingar of Sharpenhaw, Eng.


Richard Norton married Margery Wingar of Sharpenhaw; their son William married (1) Margaret, daughter of William Harris, (2) Dennis Chitsmby. Dr. Talcott gives the first wife as Margaret Harnesne, and second as Dencia Chelmsbey, daughter of Richard Chelmsbey.

First Wife.
WILLIAM, m. Alice Brewster; also given dau. of Jno. Bewister.

Second Wife
THOMAS, b. Eng., 1582; m. Grace _____; d. Aug., 1648, in Guilford.
RICHARD NORTON of London, m. Ellen, dau. of Thomas Rawley.


Thomas Norton's record will be given under his name in the Hand line; he came to Guilford from Ockley, Surrey, England, in 1639.
Francis Norton was one of the five stewards sent out by Capt. John Mason to the province of New Hampshire, about 1630.
He took the freeman's oath in 1642, and removed from Piscataqua about 1634 to Charlestown, Mass., where he died July 27, 1667. His widow Mary, married Deacon William Stetson, August 20, 1670.
Four daughters are mentioned in the settlement of his estate, but nothing is said of his son Francis, who died a few months previous to his father's death, February 3, 1667.
Richard Norton settled in London, England, and married Ellen, the daughter of Thomas Rawley.




John Norton, son of Richard and Ellen (Rawley) Norton, came to Branford, Conn., very early in its settlement, as his name appears several times on the first page of the records of the town of Branford, dated July 7, 1646.
He married (I) Dorothy _____ , who died in Branford, January 24, 1652; (2) Elizabeth _____ , who died in Branford, November 6, 1657; (3) Elizabeth Clark, who died in Farmington in 1702. John Norton died in Farmington, November 5, 1708.
There is evidence of his owning lands in Branford and Hartford.
He removed to Farmington about 1659, where his name appears on record as one of the 84 proprietors of the first division of lands.


By Dorothy ____.
ELIZABETH, b. 1645 ; m. Nov. 24, 1668, John Plumb of Milford.
HANNAH, b. 1646; m. Jan. 3, 1666, Samuel North.
DOROTHY, b. at Branford March 1, 1649.
JOHN, b. at Branford May 24, 1650; d. Jan. 15, 1657.
By Elizabeth _____.
JOHN NORTON, 2d, b. Oct. 14, 1657; m. Ruth More ; d. April 25, 1725.
By Elizabeth Clark.
SAMUEL NORTON, bapt. Farmington May 30, 1659; d. Aug. 20, 1659.
THOMAS, b.1660; m. Hannah Rose June 7, 1700; d. 1729.


Hannah Norton, born 1646, married Samuel North, January 3, 1666, according to the Norton Book.
Mr. Julius Gay of Farmington, an authority on Farmington Records, gives it as, "Hannah Norton, daughter of John and Elizabeth born in 1649."


"JOHN WARNER and Nathaniel Kellogg went to Tunxis, now Farmington, in 1645." [Stuart's Hartford in Olden Time, p. 204]. John Warner is upon the list of the 84 Original Proprietors of Farmington, and his estate there, as increased in accordance with the original act of division, was £97, in the second distribution. [Historical Address by Noah Porter, p. 1840].
In the list of names on Town Records of those who received soldiers' grants in said field (which Joseph Wadsworth explains as the "Soldiers' Field, where were lots granted to ye Pequoitt soldiers only, and that for their good service in said War") were John Purchase, Rev. Samuel Stone, John Warner, William Cornwall. [Stuart's Hartford, p. 116, 117].
"John Warner and the wife of John North (his daughter Mary) were joined to the church, March 15, 1656." (0. C. R.)
John Warner married in 1649 Anna Norton, daughter of Thomas and Grace Norton of Guilford. Anna Norton Warner died 1679. [Norton Book]. John Warner, Sr., died 1679.
Two generations of Warner pedigree, previous to 1612, are given in Wm. Paver's "County Visitations of Yorkshire." [N.E. Hist. and Gen. Rep., Vol. XI, p. 269].
Mary Warner, daughter of John and Anna (Norton) Warner, baptized May 23, 1669, married May 16, 1692, John North. She died March 1, 1694-5.


STEPHEN BRADLEY, born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England, came to New Haven, Conn., in 1639, with wife Elizabeth, son Nathan; his son Stephen was born in 1642, and in 1658 [Record, Vol. A. p. 172]. Nathan and Stephen went to Guilford. Stephen's house on Crooked Lane was marked in 1889.
Later the brothers removed to East Guilford, now Madison, Stephen settling in "Neck Plain," Nathan in Hammonassett.
Stephen Bradley, the second, was a prominent man in town and State affairs.
At a town meeting, January 5, 1686, "there was chosen as a committee, Mr. Andrew Leete, Thomas Meacock, Sergt. Stephen Bradley and Josiah Rossiter, to treat with an Indian Nausup, or any other Indian or Indians laying claim to some part of our Towne part, and bargain with them for land." [Guilford Records, Vol. B. p. 105].
These men, with Mr. William Leete, Lieut. William Seward, Deacon William Johnson, Deacon William Grave, were chosen a cornmittee to search the town records and prepare the town patent, and name the twelve patentees at a meeting, November 4, 1685.
Lieut. William Seward and Mr. John Meigs were among the twelve original patentees.
"Left." Stephen Bradley and Mr. Thomas Meacock were chosen as "messengers" to send to Boston to see about a minister; June 22, 1694, they chose Rev. Thomas Ruggles.
In the "War of William and Mary" Stephen Bradley was made ensign of Dragoons for New Haven County, April, 1690. [Conn. Colonial Records, Vol. III, p. 21].
Lieut. Stephen Bradley was Deputy to General Legislature, first and second Sessions 1692, first and second Sessions 1693, first Session 1694, second Session 1696. Capt. Stephen Bradley, second Session 1698, first and second Sessions 1700, first and second Sessions 1701. Stephen Bradley died June 20, 1701.
Dr. Steiner says he would like to speak more fully of "Lieut. Stephen Bradley, Janna Meigs and other worthies who faithfully served their God and Country and held the highest positions of trust Guilford could give them." [Guilford and Madison, by Bernard Steiner, p. 506].
Stephen Bradley married (1) 1663, Hannah Smith, daughter of George and Sarah Smith, born 1644, baptized December 14, 1646 ; (2) Mrs. Mary, widow of Wm. Leete, Jr. [Dr. Talcott's MSS Records].


Stephen Bradley, 3d, born October 1, 1668, married November 15, 1693, Sarah, daughter of Andrew Ward, Jr. [Dr. Talcott's Records].


Stephen Bradley, 4th, son of Stephen and Sarah (Ward) Bradley, born August 5, 1695, married in 1718 Jemima Cornwall of Long Island; he died June 16, 1782. [Dr. Talcott's MSS Records].


Freelove Bradley, daughter of Stephen Bradley, 4th, and Jemima Cournwall, born March 30, 1722, married May 16, 1744, Thomas Wilcox, Jr. Freelove (Bradley) Wilcox died January 11, 1817.

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