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Thomas Wadsworth

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: between November 22, 1725 and May 5, 1726 (73-74)
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wadsworth, II and Elizabeth Wadsworth
Husband of Elizabeth Wadsworth
Father of Sarah Burr; John Wadsworth; Elizabeth Wadsworth; Rebecca Wadsworth; Thomas Wadsworth, ll and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Terry; Samuel Wadsworth; Capt. Joseph Wadsworth, Sr.; William Wadsworth; Rebeca Wadsworth and 1 other
Half brother of Sarah Wilcox; William Wadsworth, III; John Wadsworth, of Farmington; Mary Stoughton and Lydia Wadsworth

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About Thomas Wadsworth, of Hartford

Thomas Wadsworth (son of William Wadsworth and Elizabeth Stone) was born 1651 in East Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1725 in East Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.


  1. 1677 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut to Elizabeth Barnard (1669-1710) daughter of John Barnard and Elizabeth Birchard.

Their children

  1. Sarah WADSWORTH b: Abt 1680 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. c: 5 Nov 1682 in Second Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
  2. Sarah WADSWORTH b: 4 Oct 1682 in , , Prob. CT. d.y.
  3. William WADSWORTH b: 1680 c: 9 May 1680 in Second Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. d.y.
  4. Sarah WADSWORTH b: 1677 c: 14 Nov 1677 in Second Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Married Thomas Burr.
  5. Elizabeth WADSWORTH b: 24 Apr 1681 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut c: 24 Apr 1681 in Second Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
  6. Rebecca WADSWORTH b: 16 May 1686 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut c: 16 May 1686 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Married Jonah Gross.
  7. Thomas WADSWORTH b: 1687 c: 29 Jan 1687 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Married Sarah.
  8. Hannah WADSWORTH b: 1690 c: 24 Aug 1690 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
  9. William WADSWORTH b: 1692 c: 13 Nov 1692 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Probably d.y.



A DIGEST OF THE EARLY Connecticut PROBATE RECORDS. 1723 to 1729.

Page 124-5 Name: Thomas Wadsworth Location: Hartford

Will dated 11 August, 1725: I, Thomas Wadsworth of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my daughter Sarah Burr, for the love and respect I bear to her, 10 acres of land lying westward of Brick Hill Bridge, formerly belonging to Edward Cadwell, west and south upon common highway, north upon John Barnard, east upon Thomas Cadwell, which I give to her forever. To my daughter Elizabeth Wadsworth, 6 acres of land lying upon the hill by Nathaniel and Thomas Andrews' lands where they now dwell, butting southwardly upon their lands, westwardly upon my own land, northwardly upon the highway. And also I give her, for her comfortable subsistence, one dwelling room in my house in part with her brother John Wadsworth, which is the southerly lower room, which I give to her only during her natural life, and 1 square rod of ground in my garden for her free use and improvement during her life. I give to my grandson Thomas Wadsworth 10 shillings. I give to my son John Wadsworth, for the love and respect I bear to him, all my estate besides what I have above mentioned, all lands and moveables, bills, bonds and notes, book debts or whatsoever estate I am now seized of in my own right, or whatsoever shall after my death be added to this estate which I am not now in the actual possession of in my own right. All which I give to him and to his heirs and assigns forever after my decease, he paying all my just debts. I make my son John Wadsworth to be executor. Witness: Timothy Woodbridge, William Goodrich, James Church. Thomas Wadsworth, ls.

Codicil, dated 22 November, 1725: As an addition to what I have already given to my daughter Elizabeth, I give her one milch cow, with two of the swine that are now fatting, and also five bushels of indian corne, and also 40 shillings for 5 years next following my decease, if her present infirmity should continue with her. Witness: T. Woodbridge, Gared Spencer. Thomas Wadsworth, ls.

Court Record, Page 129--5 May, 1726: The last will and testament of Mr. Thomas Wadsworth was now exhibited by John Wadsworth, executor. Proven.

Page 99 (Vol. XV) 2 May, 1749: Elizabeth Wadsworth, one of the heirs to the estate of Mr. Thomas Wadsworth, late of Hartford decd., now moves to this Court that distributors may be appointed to set out to her 3 acres of land given her by the last will and testament of the sd. deceased in a piece of land in Hartford on the east side of the Great River. Whereupon this Court appoint Joseph Talcott and Capt. Jonathan Hale of Hartford to set out to sd. Elizabeth 3 acres of land according to the will, and make return of their doings to this Court.

wife confusion


From the foregoing it will be seen that Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, evidently became the wife of Thomas Wadsworth before December 6, 1677, and was still his wife in April 1698; that Joseph Wadsworth was married in 1682 or earlier, that in May 1691 he was a brother-in-law of Joseph Talcott, and that his wife Elizabeth, evidently Talcott's sister and the mother of his children, died in October 1710. Thus, for at least sixteen years from 1682 to 1698, both Thomas Wadsworth and Joseph Wadsworth were living in Hartford, each of them with a wife Elizabeth. The wife of the former being the daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, and the wife of the latter being the daughter of Lt. Col. John Talcott.

There is no evidence that Joseph Wadsworth was married more than twice, first, before 1683, to Elizabeth Talcott, who was the mother of his children, and who died October 26, 1710; and secondly, between April 1712 and May 6, 1722, to Widow Mary Olcott. --- Frank Farnsworth Stark ®136

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from Wadsworth, or the Charter Oak

Bartholomew Barnard lived on Sentinel Hill. Joseph Wadsworth married his daughter Elizabeth, who was the mother of his children, Joseph, Jonathan, who died in infancy, Ichabod, Elizabeth, Hannah and Jonathan. After her death, which occurred October 26, 1710, Joseph Wadsworth married Elizabeth Talcott, and upon her death he made his third venture by marrying Thomas Welles' widow Mary, whose maiden name was Blackleach. She survived him.

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Thomas Wadsworth, of Hartford's Timeline

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
October 4, 1682
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford County, Conneticut Colony
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Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
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November 22, 1725
Age 73
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut