Daniel Garret (c.1612 - d.)

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Daniel Garret (Garrard, Garwood) was a proprietor "by courtesie of the town;" his home-lot, in 1639, was on the east side of the road to the Cow Pasture, near the north end; freeman, April 9, 1640; appointed master of the prison, July 11, 1654; chimney-viewer, 1656. Hinman says he was the first that kept the new jail, and he continued the prison-keeper for many years; living in 1687, aged 75.

Children:

i. Daniel, baptized in Hartford, Jan. 24, 1646-7.

ii. Joseph; married Mary, daughter of Edward Elmer, about 1678; living in Hartford in 1696, afterward in Windsor and Wethersfield, and in Glastonbury in 1729.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 238-239. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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