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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Henry Palmer (c.1618 - aft.1685)
    Biography From Henry Palmer was born in England in about 1618 (estimated from the assumption that he was 25 years old in 1643 when his first child was born).[1] According to "The History of Ancien...
  • Richard Smith, Jr., of Wethersfield (bef.1617 - 1690)
    Biography Richard Smith Jr born about 1617, christening 1 Jan 1616/17 in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, son of Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell.[1] [2] Richard jr married Mary Weed a...
  • Abigail Morgan (1654 - 1700)
    Daughter of Samuel Gardner Mother of Hannah Morgan 1670–Deceased • LJ2P-3NV​​ Prudence Morgan 1674–1701 • LCR8-ZM5​​ Elizabeth Morgan 1677–1687 • LHJL-9MV​​ Jonathan Morgan 1679–Deceased • ...
  • Mariah Elson (1646 - 1648)
  • Sarah Elson (1644 - 1676)

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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