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Branford, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey Founders and Descendants

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  • Samuel Ward (1656 - 1686)
    Child 2: Samuel WARD Spouse: Phebe ( - ) Birth 1656 6 Death 14 Oct 1686 (age 29-30) Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA 6 Links Family of John WARD and Sarah HILLS
  • Stephen Davis (1630 - 1691)
  • Josiah Ward (1661 - c.1715)
    Josiah Ward Birth: Nov 5 1661 - Branford, New Haven, Conneticut Death: Apr 1716 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey Parents: John Ward, Sarah Hills Wife: Mary Ward (born Kitchell) Wife: America War...
  • Stephen Bond (1645 - d.)
    Steven Bond was a son of Robert Bond. Citations 2. History of Elizabeth, New Jersey By Edwin Hatfield link
  • John Brown (1620 - 1690)
    little is known about the ancestry of John Brown(e) who married Mary Burwell. I have pursued numerous leads without success, and will comment here only on the most common lead, which has infiltrated po...

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.


Source: [http://www.branford-ct.gov/content/149/243/655/default.aspx]


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):