The Competing George Hubbards of Colonial Connecticut

Started by Private User on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Private User
5/29/2013 at 11:28 AM

We're mixing up our George Hubbards of Connecticut again. :)

One George Hubbard, of Hartford was born in England in 1601 and married Elizabeth Hubbard (Watts) in Hartford in 1640. You can read a little bit about this George and Elizabeth at and

The other George Hubbard, of Wethersfield was born and died around the same dates, but he lived in neighboring Wethersfield, *not* Hartford. This George married Mary Hubbard (Bishop) (Bishop). Again, this George is *not* the one who helped found Hartford.

The bios and families of the two Georges are all tangled up again, and it's wreaking havoc on the colonial Connecticut lines. The fact that we also have George Juniors in the mix doesn't help. I'm also finding duplicates of their wives and daughters attached completely different Hubbards, which aren't even showing up as matches (a good/bad thing), so the consequences of the confusion are widespread.

So the Hubbards will be my next big project to work on untangling. In the meantime, as I try to wrap up the Vermont lines I'm already working on, I thought I would put this here to a) remind everyone to please be careful with your George Hubbards and b) encourage others to consider helping out.

As a word of warning: Please do *not* use Internet genealogies when working on this family. That is the number one issue with why these trees keep getting so messed up. This is a clear case of why primary sources are so crucial in genealogy.

CCing Private User and Ben M. Angel because I think you guys also work on Hubbards and might want to be kept abreast of this stuff.

Private User
5/29/2013 at 11:33 AM

I should add: I just put "of Hartford" and "of Wethersfield" in their display names. As much as I don't like the way it looks, I feel like we need to do everything we can to help people separate the two, so it's worth a shot for now.

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