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Original Proprietors: Hartford, CT

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  • Mary Betts (b. - 1647)
    Not the same as Mary Betts Widow Betts was an early member of the First Church of Hartford, where she occupied herself as the schooldame. Mary is one of only two women to be recognized as a Founder...
  • James Cole, of Hartford (c.1590 - 1652)
    James Cole (or Cowles) was born ABT 1590 in England, and died 1652 in Hartford, Connecticut. He married unknown woman (seen as Mary Richards) unknown woman (seen as Damaris Seabrook) Anne Mun...
  • 'Elder' John White of Hartford (1600 - 1684)
    Birth: About 1597, son of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White of Messing, Essex [NEHGR 55:22-31]. Biographical Summary #1: John White is referred to as "Elder John White," having been one of the firs...
  • John Wilcox, of Hartford (1600 - 1651)
    John Wilcox of Hartford was born bet. 1595/1598 in Lancashire, England and died October 14, 1651 in Hatford, Connecticut, where he is buried. He was one of Hartford's Original Proprietors and accompa...
  • Reverend T. Eli Hooker, Jr. (1586 - 1647)
    NOTE: Thomas Hooker came to the colonies with his second wife, Suzanne (Garbrand). Nothing is known of his first wife and her name might have NOT been "Mary" Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Th...

Original Proprietors Of Hartford, CT., 1636 and History of Hartford


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List of names of the Founders of Hartford, CT.


From an obelisk in the Center Church Burial Ground, erected 1837.

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