About Thomas Judd
Deacon Thomas (2) Judd, son of Sergeant William and Mary (Steele) Judd, was born in 1663, and settled in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was a blacksmith by trade, and conducted a farm. He was town clerk, deacon of the church, captain of militia, justice of the peace, and a deputy to the general court more than twenty years between 1696 and 1733. His will was dated April 26, 1738, and bequeathed to his son William his silver-headed cane, which descended later to Sylvester Judd, of Northampton. He died January 4, 1747. He married, February 9, 1688, Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Hannah (Astrood) Freeman, who died September 8, 1738, aged sixty-eight. Stephen Freeman was one of the first settlers of Milford, Connecticut, and later of Newark, New Jersey. Children: William, born May 7, 1689, mentioned below; Martha, September 11, 1692; Rachel, November 13, 1694; Sarah, April 23, 1697, died November 3, 1725-26; Hannah, July 2, 1699, died March 12, 1713; Mary, January 30, 1701; Elizabeth, July 23, 1704; Ruth, May 9, 1707; Stephen, November 30, 1709, died June 25, 1715.