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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Mary Burr (1635 - d.)
    Jacobus writes: "The problem of Jehu's wives is so difficult as to require special consideration. ... The Ward Gen. and Burr Gen. follow the Hist. of Fairfield in supposing that Jehu m. (1) Mary Ward...
  • Abigail Howard (1643 - 1718)
    Sources Dimon Genealogy - 2nd Generation . Page 12. #4. Married 2nd 1685 to Edw. Howard.
  • Sarah Burr (1639 - 1712)
  • Sarah Loomis (1617 - 1689)
    SARAH LOOMIS was born in 1617 at Messing, Essex, England. She sailed to America with her siblings and parents in 1638 aboard the ship “Susan and Ellen”, arriving at Boston July 17th, 1638...
  • Richard Butler (c.1674 - 1713)

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


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.