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Peter Branch, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Branch, II; John Branch; Mary Branch and Mary Branch
Husband of Hannah Branch
Father of Mary Read; Hannah Branch; Elizabeth Branch; John Branch, IV; Peter Branch, II and 7 others
Brother of John Branch; Elizabeth Summers; Thomas Branch; Mercy Spooner; Remember Branch and 10 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Peter Branch, Jr.

Peter ye sonne of John Branch was borne ye 28 of may 1659. (Marshfield Mass VR First volume pg 5). 1685 moved to Norwich CT and bought BRANCH HILL property of Owaneco, Sachem (leader) of the Mohegan Indians, son of the famous Indian Mohegan chief, Uncas, by deed, dated December 10, 1683. known as “skunk hung amuck hill.” The original deed at one time was in possession of the R. Branch Follett family of Hartford. The title to these lands was held by two rival claimants, the Colony of Connecticut under the Charter, and the Mohegan Indians, the original owners of the soil. ...Whenever a farm was granted in Mohegan country by the General Court, it was considered wise to also obtain a grant from the Mohegans. 1686 October Peter BRANCH was one of the signers of the petition for incorporation of Preston. He was on the committee that invited Rev. Solomon Treat to settle as minister in the town. In 1935: The frame of the second house built by the Branch family in Preston, Connecticut was re-covered some sixty years ago and is still used as a habitation, having been built 150 years ago.(photo of house with Branch Hill in background, pg 47) 1998 Although the Branch home on Branch Hill is no longer a landmark, there is still a Branch Road near Preston, and the road became State Hwy 165 about 1937.

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Peter Branch, Jr.'s Timeline

1659
May 28, 1659
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
1685
January 28, 1685
Age 25
Preston, New London, Connecticut
1686
January 28, 1686
Age 26
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1688
July 12, 1688
Age 29
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
July 12, 1688
Age 29
Preston, CT, USA
1692
March 15, 1692
Age 32
Preston, CT, USA
1694
March 31, 1694
Age 34
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
March 31, 1694
Age 34
Preston, CT, USA
1696
March 30, 1696
Age 36
Preston, New London, CT, USA