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Branford, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey Founders and Descendants

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  • Daniel Tichenor, Sr. (1656 - 1728)
    Tichenor was born into a strict Puritan community that, when he was not yet ten years old, was convulsed by a threat to its religious principles and governing powers. The monarchy in England had renewe...
  • Lawrence Ward, of Houghton Parva & Essex NJ (1622 - 1670)
    Lawrence Ward==* Birth: About:1622 - Houghton Parva, England* Death: About:1670 - Newark, Essex, NJ* Parents: John Ward, Elizabeth Ward (born Hazelford)* Siblings: Isabelle Ward, George WardLawrence Wa...
  • Richard Goodrich, of Guilford (c.1610 - 1676)
    Richard Goodrich*Also known as Richard Guttridge*Gender Male*Birth[5] bef 1613 Based on estimated date of marriage.*Marriage bef 1638 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known Dinah Unk...
  • Samuel Ward (1656 - 1686)
    Family of John WARD and Sarah HILLS *Child 2: Samuel WARD* Spouse: Phebe ( - )* Birth 1656 6 * Death 14 Oct 1686 (age 29-30) Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA 6T-4. Samuel, b. Sept. 22, 1656, d. Oc...
  • Stephen Davis (1630 - 1691)

Newark, NJ founders from Branford (New Haven) and Milford as well as Founders of Branford, CT. Plan to add Elizabeth, NJ Founders soon.

Founders of Branford

The list below is composed of families who were the first settlers in 1644 or came by 1667 when the New Plantation Covenant was signed after the migration to Newark, New Jersey. In cases where fathers and sons were both here during that period, only the founder of the family is listed. Women were rarely, if ever included in accounts of early settlers in Branford or in any other areas of the New World. Thomas Mulliner and Thomas Whitway were squatters and living here before the Wethersfield group came in 1644.

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The New Plantation of New-Ark (Newark, NJ)

On October 30, 1666, the following residents of Branford and Milford of the

New Haven Colony signed the agreement to form a common township at New-Ark  on  Pesayack (the number shown is the order in which they signed the   document):