History of New Britain; With Sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Connecticut. 1640-1889

9780217001076: History of New Britain; With Sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Connecticut. 1640-1889

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 1. Jons Andrews, -1081. THE Andrews families of Berlin and New Britain, though not among the earliest settlers of these towns, were chiefly descendants of John Andrews, one of the original proprietors of Farmington. He was an extensive landholder owning tracts in different parts of the town. He became a member of the church in Farmington May 9, 1658. He was made a freeman by the General Court in Hartford, May 20,1658. He died in 1681, and his wife, Mary, in 1691. CnilDHen. 1. Mary, b. 1648, m. Thomas Barnes, and (2), Bronson; 2. John, b. 1645; 8. Hannah, b. Feb. 26, 1647, m. 1606, Obadiah Richards; 4. Abraham, b. Oct. 81, 1648, m. 1682, Sarah Porter; 5. Daniel, b. May 27, 1649; 6. Joseph, b. May 26, 1651; 7. Rachel, b. 1054, m. March 18, 1075, Ezekiel Buck; 8. Stephen, b. 1650; 9. Benjamin, b. 1659, m. May 26, 1682, Mary Smith. 2. Stephen Hart, 1605-1088. No family name seems to have been borne by a greater number of the early inhabitants of the original parishes of Kensington, New Britain, and Worthington, than that of Hart. All or nearly all of the early families having that surname were descendants of Stephen Hart. Stephen Hart of Farmington was born in the small market town of Braintree, Essex County, Eng., in 1605. He came to Newtown (Cambridge), Mass., in 1632, and was there a member and deacon of Rev. Thomas Hooker's church, and in 1634 became a freeman in Massachusetts. He removed with members of Mr. Hooker's church to Hartford in 1635, where he was one of the original proprietors of the town, having his homestead on the west side of the road to the Neck, near the corner of Front and Morgan streets. He was one of the first settlers of Farmington, having for his house-lot a tract on the west side of Main Street, opposite the...

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