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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Jacob Deming (1689 - 1771)
    REF.: Jacob and Dinah were married 3 Nov 1709 in Wethersfield and they were the parents of: Dinah/18 Oct 1710 - 13 Nov 1710 in Wethersfield Joseph/24 Nov 1711 m. Martha Hart; 2) Elizabeth Wright Jaco...
  • Joseph Churchill (1690 - 1768)
  • Ens. Samuel Churchill (1688 - 1767)
    Ensign Samuel CHURCHILL settled in Newington Parish, where he bought land of Joseph Allen in 1712, fifty-two acres, adjoining land of Capt. Robert Wells and Jonathan Deming. He lived in a house on ...
  • Dinah Deming (1680 - 1751)
    REF.: Jacob and Dinah were married 3 Nov 1709 in Wethersfield and they were the parents of: Dinah/18 Oct 1710 - 13 Nov 1710 in Wethersfield Joseph/24 Nov 1711 m. Martha Hart; 2) Elizabeth Wright Jaco...
  • Elizabeth Butler (1679 - 1713)
    Sources  "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" Compiled by Ellwood Count Curtis. Links

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

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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.

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