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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Eunice Riley (1698 - 1738)
    Eunice Treat * Birth: Jan 26 1699 Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut*Death: Dec 12 1731 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States* Parents: James M. Treat, Jr. (1666 - 1742) & Prudence...
  • Sarah Olcott (1642 - 1703)
    Burial record: Pam's Genealogy: Green [1]* F, * b. 7 October 1642, * d. after 1699* Sarah Green was born on 7 October 1642 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. [4],[3] * She was the daughter ...
  • Sarah Lamb (1694 - 1754)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jul 18 2019, 4:17:07 UTC
  • Mary Hopkins (1670 - 1744)
    This is not the same Mary Butler who married Thomas Dring. There seem to be two Mary Butlers born around the same time in New England. Thomas and Mary (Butler) Dring apparently lived in RI. Ebenezer an...
  • Simeon Simon Willard (1744 - 1829)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------ID: I2121 Name: Simeon WILLARD 1 Sex: M Change Date: 30 DEC 2003 Birth: 25 JAN 1744/45 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, ...

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."

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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


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.