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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Sarah Goodrich (1710 - 1790)
  • David Goodrich (1699 - 1779)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 20 2016, 1:28:12 UTC
  • Moses Craft (1639 - 1718)
    MOSES, Roxbury, son of Griffin Crafts of Roxbury, b. 28 Apr. 1641; m. 24 Jan. 1667, Rebecca, d. of Peter Gardner, had 1668-77: Rebecca, Moses, Rebecca, again, and Abigail. He rem. to Deerfield among th...
  • Rebecca Craft (1647 - c.1699)
    Rebecca Gardner , eldest child of immigrants Peter Gardner & Rebecca Crooke, was bapt. Nov. 9, 1647 at Roxbury, Mass. She was living at Wethersfield, Conn. on June 10, 1699 when she signed a deed with ...
  • Samuel Taylor (1651 - 1711)
    Samuel Taylor, born 1651; married April 10th, 1678, Sarah (dau. of Henry & Sarah Rusco) Cole, who was born October 22nd, 1654, and died December 9th, 1712. For Samuel's landed ppy.—See Chapt. VI...

In 1633 John Oldham from Watertown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony explored the Connecticut River. The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay.

Wethersfield has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Auncient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut."


Bring your "Wethersfield Family" profiles on over and let's document their history. Collaborators, feel free to add to the "resources" list, upload documents and images to "tag" to project profiles.

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From Wethersfield Library:

The Ten Original Settlers (also known as "The Ten Adventurers") were

  • John Oldham
  • Nathaniel Foote
  • Abraham Finch, Sr.
  • Robert Seeley
  • John Strictland
  • John Clarke
  • Andrew Ward
  • Robert Rose
  • Leonard Chester
  • William Swayne

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In 1672, the following-named persons were treated as West-of-the- River householders, and. (as there were no more of the 52-acre lots remaining) were each given 60 acres of land at "Xayaug," South Glastonbury : Mr. Richard Treat Son of Richard, the Settler; Mr. John Hollister Son of .John, the Settler, deceased; Richard Smith Son of Richard, the Settler( '{); Thomas Edwards Son of John. Settler; John Wadhams The Settler; had a son John; Sam. Hale, Jun. Removed to Glastonbury; Caleb Benjamin Removed to South Glastonbury; Thomas Loveland Son of 'Widow Loveland' Wethersfield, 1649.

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