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Original Proprietors: Hartford, CT

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  • Jarvis Mudge (c.1608 - bef.1653)
    Biography From Jarvis Mudge, Hartford Founder Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist JARVIS1 MUDGE, HARTFORD FOUNDER was born abt 1608 in England, and died bef. 17 Mar 1651/52 in N...
  • Mary Betts (c.1598 - 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...
  • John Jennings, of Hartford (bef.1587 - bef.1646)
    John Gennings (Ginnings) was a proprietor “by courtesie of the town,” and his home-lot, m 1639, was on the brow of the hill now Asylum Hill, shutting on the highway on the west, on the west field on th...
  • John Purchase (1612 - 1645)
    John Purchase was a soldier in the Pequot War under Captain Mason and received a soldier's grant in the Soldiers' Field, Hartford, for services rendered there. [Town Records, Hartford. Stuart's History...

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

Profile Biographical Summaries:

The link below will open a document that contains fully cited profiles for all Hartford Original Proprietors formatted correct for profile "about me" sections. You should be able to simply copy and paste the citation into each profile :) [rstebbing]

Full Profiles of Original Proprietors

Finding Aids:

List of names of the Founders of Hartford, CT.

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