That really is a nice logo Randy! This project is a model. I'll search out and add a few more profiles in my spare time today.
Ashley - I know you are great at About Mes so if you see any of the ones I added that could be improved, please do whatever you want. I tend to want to gather the information first and worry about presentation and specific content and editing much later.
In addition to the "Original Hartford Proprietor's" image I decided it would be helpful to create a new, 2nd variant, of "Early Hartford Resident". You'll see that this profile now has it: Nathaniel Bearding
The "early resident" logo has a solid-black circular border in contrast to the "original proprietor" logo that has a white border.
Feel free to use the early resident version for others who lived in Hartford but are not on the proprietor list.
As a side project I'm going to take a subsection of this book "The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1
edited by James Hammond Trumbull" (pages 222-272) and get it reformatted to plain text so that it can be used as a reference for all profiles on the project.
Here is a link to the book:
I'll post a google document link to the transcribed text latter today when its done.
For those interested google docs will already give me a plain text version of about 5 pages at a time but since it is an automatic, OCR or "optical character recognition" process I'll want to read through and compare it with the original book to catch any transcription errors. It looks like the above book has good biographical summaries of all of the original proprietors as well as a description of the founding of Hartford.
I'm doing some work on the Gilberts of Wethersfield, Connecticut in case anyone knows about them. They were confused with my Gilberts of Taunton, MA so I have been cleaning them up and making MPs.
This site seems to have used reliable sources, but if you know the Gilberts, please comment on reliability of data: http://ntgen.tripod.com/bw/gilbert_index.html