Thomas Huxley (c.1641 - 1721)

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Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: Selectman for Suffield
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Thomas Huxley

Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut By Lucius Barnes Barbour Pg.556



 Thomas Huxley of New Haven, 1660, was a servant of John Wakeman.  He was called servant in the will of Wakeman in which he bequeathed his gun to Thomas Huxley, providing Thomas "carried himself honestly and faithfully".  Mr. Wakeman's will was probated in Hartford, Sept 14, 1661.  We have every reason to believe that he accompanied his master to Hartford and that he was given the gun.

               Thomas Huxley, while seemingly of lowly origin, did nothing to tarnish the name.  Rather, he added to it as he advanced steadily in the communities in which he lived.  In May 1667, Thomas married Sarah, oldest daughter of Sergt. Thomas Spencer of Hartford.  
               He became the owner of several pieces of land in Hartford, he sold most of this land and removed to a new settlement, Suffield.  Here in 1678 he was granted 60 acres of land on High Street facing the Green.  He was voted a freeman in 1681, as a "householder and a member of ye church."  March 6, 1683 Thomas was elected to the office od Selectman, the highest local office of a settlement.  In 1681 he was chosen "a keeper of Public House of Entertainment."
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Thomas Huxley's Timeline

Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 24
Hartford, CT
April 7, 1668
Age 27
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
May 8, 1675
Age 34
Southfield (Present Suffield), Hampshire County (Present Hartford County), Massachusetts Bay Colony (Present Connecticut)
January 21, 1679
Age 38
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 3, 1681
Age 40
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
August 26, 1683
Age 42
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA