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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Phoebe Canfield (c.1630 - 1690)
    "She has often been called Phebe daughter of Jasper Crane, but that has proved to be untrue" (Families of Early Milford, Connecticut by Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott) Birthdate is about 1626- 1637; sour...
  • Jesse Deming (1760 - 1843)
    Burial: Wethersfield Village Cemetery Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA Plot: ancient burying ground (C-8-b)
  • Ebenezer Deming, III (1712 - 1788)
    EBENEZER DEMING, (son of Ebenezer 23) bom 17 Dec. 1712 in Wethersfield, Conn.; died 28 Oct. 1788in Wethersfield ; married 7 May 1741, Amy Bunce, born in 1719; died 4 May 1775. CHILDREN BORN IN WETHER...
  • Gideon Deming (1700 - 1779)
    ----- Genealogy of the Descendants of John Deming of Wethersfield, Connecticut: With Historical Notes (Google eBook) Judson Keith Deming Press of Mathis-Mets Company, 1904 - Connecticut - 694 pag...
  • Jonathan Deming (1663 - c.1719)
    JONATHAN DEMING, (son of John 2) born 12 Feb. 1663 in Wethersfield, Conn.; died between the years 1719 and 1726; married 27 Oct. 1687 in Wethersfield Martha Buck, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Churc...

In 1633 John Oldham from Watertown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony explored the Connecticut River. The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay.

Wethersfield has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Auncient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut."

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From Wethersfield Library:

The Ten Original Settlers (also known as "The Ten Adventurers") were

  • John Oldham
  • Nathaniel Foote
  • Abraham Finch, Sr.
  • Robert Seeley
  • John Strictland
  • John Clarke
  • Andrew Ward
  • Robert Rose
  • Leonard Chester
  • William Swayne


In 1672, the following-named persons were treated as West-of-the- River householders, and. (as there were no more of the 52-acre lots remaining) were each given 60 acres of land at "Xayaug," South Glastonbury : Mr. Richard Treat Son of Richard, the Settler; Mr. John Hollister Son of .John, the Settler, deceased; Richard Smith Son of Richard, the Settler( '{); Thomas Edwards Son of John. Settler; John Wadhams The Settler; had a son John; Sam. Hale, Jun. Removed to Glastonbury; Caleb Benjamin Removed to South Glastonbury; Thomas Loveland Son of 'Widow Loveland' Wethersfield, 1649.