Capt. Luke Hitchcock Jr.

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Luke Hitchcock

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wethersfield, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut,, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Luke Hitchcock; Luke Hitchcock; Elizabeth Baldwin (Gibbons) and Elizabeth Hitchcock
Husband of Sarah Hitchcock and Sarah Ruth Hitchcock (Burt)
Father of Mary Sarah Colton; Sarah Merrick; Elizabeth Bliss; Mercy Day; Hannah Hitchcock and 5 others
Brother of Deacon John Hitchcock and Hannah Smith

Occupation: Sheriff of Hampshire Co., Sheriff, Representative, Innkeeper, Shoemaker.
Managed by: ANDREW JONATHAN SMITH
Last Updated:

About Luke Hitchcock

Ancestor of the U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur (also twice awarded a Pulitzer Prize in poetry).

http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.northam.usa.states.massachusetts.counties.hampden/1145/mb.ashx

?/M Luke HITCHCOCK Jr.

Birth* 05 Jan 1655 Wethersfield, Hartford co, CT.

Marriage* 11 Feb 1677 Sarah BURT (04 Sep 1656-09 Nov 1746), daughter of Deacon Jonathan BURT and Elizabeth LOBDEL

Death* 24 Jan 1727 Springfield, Hampden co, MA.

Luke and family had settled in New Haven, CT, by 1638 where he swore the oath of fidelity 1 July 1644. He served on the jury of Connecticut Court in 1646 and 1648. They moved to Wethersfield, CT, where he was a Selectman in 1653 and 1656. He signed an intent to settle in Hadley, MA, on 18 April 1659 but died before they migrated. In his will dated 17 October 1659 gave his wife full power to dispose of the estate, but if she married again was to have only her third. The value of his estate was 452 pounds and included 8 hives of bees and 50 pounds of hops as well as land.

Elizabeth and children moved to Springfield, MA, and on the same day as her daughter Hannah married Chilaeb SMITH, Elizabeth married William Warriner, a well-to-do widower with three children. He died intestate after they had been married for 15 years. She and WilliamÂ’s children agreed that she would have use of one third of his estate during her widowhood plus fifteen pounds. Two years later she married Joseph Baldwin of Hadley, MA.

Sources:

"The First Century of the History of Springfield" by Henry M. Burt

"The Warriner Family of New England Origin" by William Warriner

"Genealogical Dictionary of New England" by Savage

"The History of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol II by Henry R. Stiles

-------------------- Military Service: Luke was a soldier with Capt. Turner and served through the King Phillips war.

Occupation: 1707-1719 - Sheriff from 1707 to 1719, representative, innkeeper, shoemaker. -------------------- Military Service: Luke was a soldier with Capt. Turner and served through the King Phillips war.

References: "The First Century of the History of Springfield" by Henry M. Burt; "The Warriner Family of New England Origin" by William Warriner; "Genealogical Dictionary of New England" by Savage; "The History of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol II by Henry R. Stiles

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Capt. Luke Hitchcock Jr.'s Timeline

1655
June 5, 1655
Wethersfield, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1676
February 14, 1676
Age 20
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1678
April 1, 1678
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1680
March 19, 1680
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1681
February 1, 1681
Age 25
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1683
March 8, 1683
Age 27
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1686
October 18, 1686
Age 31
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1688
October 21, 1688
Age 33
Springfield, Hampden, MA
1691
July 13, 1691
Age 36
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1693
September 4, 1693
Age 38
Springfield (Hampden) Massachussetts