Thomas Upson, I
|Birthplace:||Stonham, Aspal, Suffolk (Shire), England|
|Death:||Died in Farmington,Hartford,Connecticut,USA|
|Place of Burial:||Farmington, CT|
|Managed by:||Leland Bond-Upson|
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Thomas Upson. Probably born in England. Died July 19, 1655, Farmington, Connecticut.
Possibly married (1) (???), in England.
Married (2) January 23, 1646, Hartford, Connecticut, Elizabeth Fuller. She married (2) Edmund Scott.
Children, possibly by first wife, birthplace unknown:
1. Mary, 'eldest daughter'; m. John Welton;
2. Thomas, 'eldest son'; d. Dec. 9, 1672, Saybrook; unm;
Children, by second wife, born Farmington:
3. Hannah, m. Sergeant Samuel Hickox;
4. Elizabeth, d. July 20, 1655, Farmington;
5. Stephen, b. about 1650; m. Mary Lee.
Thomas Upson was born at England.1 He died on 19 July 1655 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,2 He was buried in July 1655 at Memento Mori Cemetery, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut,, and his stone reads: A Memorial to THOMAS UPSON founder of the Upson Family in America who settled in Hartford Connecticut in 1638, A proprietor of Farmington Connecticut in 1640 where he died July 19 1655.3
Children of Thomas Upson
o Mary Upson d. 18 Oct 1716
o Thomas Upson d. 9 Dec 1672
Children of Thomas Upson
o Hannah Upson+ b. c 1648, d. 1705
o Elizabeth Upson d. 20 Jul 1655
o Stephen Upson b. c 1650, d. 1735
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary states that some of Thomas Upson's children were certainly born in England. What was evidently his second marriage is recorded as follows: "Thomas Upsunn was maryed to Elisibeth Fuller Jenneuary the twenty and three, one thousand six hundred forty and six." The name of the port from which he sailed, the name of his first wife and the record of the births of his children have not been discovered, after much research.
Thomas Upson. Probably born in England. Died July 19, 1655, Farmington, Connecticut. Possibly married (1) (???), in England. Married (2) January 23, 1646, Hartford, Connecticut, Elizabeth Fuller. She married (2) Edmund Scott. Children, possibly by first wife, birthplace unknown: Mary, 'eldest daughter'; m. John Welton; Thomas, 'eldest son'; d. Dec. 9, 1672, Saybrook; unm; Children, by second wife, born Farmington: Hannah, m. Sergeant Samuel Hickox; Elizabeth, d. July 20, 1655, Farmington; Stephen, b. about 1650; m. Mary Lee.
The Upson Family Association of America. The Upson Family in America (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1940).
avail online: http://www.rumblefische.com/ancestors/sources_S592.html
Thomas Upson, Hartford, 1639, one of the inhabitants who received land "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of the present Albany Avenue. He removed very early to Farmington, where he was an original proprietor; he married in Hartford, Jan. 23, 1646-7, Elizabeth Fuller, who was a second wife. He died July 19, 1655. Inventory £108. 8. His widow married (2) Edmund Scott, of Farmington.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 264. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books
Thomas Upson of Hartford, Connecticut was in America at an early date. He is believed to have been born about 1625 in England. It is believed that Thomas married in England 1st and they had two children. His first wife may have died giving birth to their daughter, Mary. On the 23 of January 1646 Thomas Upson married 2nd Elizabeth Fuller in Hartford. Elizabeth Fuller was born in Fairstead, Essex County, England 1624 or 26. This family later moved to Farmington, Connecticut.
It is likely that Thomas was the brother of Stephen Upson, who came to Boston aboard the ship, "Increase" on 15 April 1635. Robert Lea mastered the Increase. These passengers had to swear allegiance to England and the Church of England. Stephen Upson was 23 years of age and was listed as a "sawyer". Thomas Upson died 19 Jul 1655.
Thomas Upson's children were:
Thomas Upson b. 1639 d. 1672
Mary Upson b. 1645 d. 1716
Hannah Upson b. 1646 she married Samuel Hickox
Elizabeth Upson b. 1650 d. 1655
Stephen Upson b. 1655 d. 1735
There was a large group of the Upson name in Waterbury, Connecticut at an early date.
Source: UPSON, Genealogy.com
Thomas Upson, I's Timeline
Suffolk (Shire), England
Mattatuck, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
July 19, 1655
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
July 29, 1919
July 29, 1919