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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Rebecca Adams (1638 - 1715)
    Rebecca Fletcher, b. abt. 1638, Wethersfield, Conn.; d. June 25, 1715, Hartford, Conn. Parents: John and Mary Fletcher of Wethersfield and Milford, Conn. Marriage 1: October 10, 1653, Milford, Conn...
  • Nathaniel Foote, III (1647 - 1703)
    Nathaniel Foote Birth: Jan 10 1647 - Wethersfield, CT Parents: Nathaniel Foote, Elizabeth Smith Wife: Margaret Bliss Death: Jan 12 1703 - Wethersfield, CT He served in King Philip's War a...
  • Elizabeth Gull (c.1627 - 1668)
    Born January 1627 in Suffolk, England and christened January 28. Baptized at St. Mary the Virgin, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England. Her parents were Samuel Smith and Ellizabeth Chellab. She married (1) Natha...
  • Rebecca Smith (1595 - c.1668)
    Apparently was in ill-health for a lengthy period of time, as she was treated by John Winthrop several times between 1658 and 1660 (Wintrhop's Journal). Winthrop wrote that Samuel Buswell of Salisbur...
  • James Wright, of Middletown (c.1636 - c.1705)
    5. James Wright, b. circa 1640-41 prob. at Wethersfield, Conn., d. Dec. 24, 1727 at Middletown, Conn., Æ 88; He m. 1) Mary, who d. 1659 at Wethersfield. m. 2) Nov. 20, 1660 at Wethersfield, ...

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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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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