(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Memorial. Genealogy, and ecclesiastical history [of First Church, New Britain, Conn.] To which is added an appendix, with explanatory notes, and a full index"

Cornell University 
Library 



The original of this bool< is in 
the Cornell University Library. 

There are no known copyright restrictions in 
the United States on the use of the text. 



http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028842742 







,'//////'// 



nVlEMIOHIA-L. 



■ «, ANDE.EW3. 



IMEMORI^I.. 



GENEALOGY. 



AND 



ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. 



TO WHICH IS ADDED 



AN APPENDIX, WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES, 
AND A FULL INDEX. 



" The glory of Children are their Fathers." — Solomon. 

" Those only deserve to be remembered by posterifcy, who treasure up the history of their Ances- 
tors." — Burke. 

"There is a Moral and PAi7ojppAM:a2 respect for oijr Ancestors which elevates the character and 
improves the heart." — Webster. 



BY ALFEED AKDBEWS, 

MEMBEK OF CONNECTICUT AND WISCONSIN HISTOBICAL SOCIETIES. 



CHICAGO, ILL.: 
PUBLISHED BY A. H. ANDREWS. 

186T. 



K^t 5£>% H- 



PRINTED BY CASE, LOCKWOOD AND COMPANY, 
HAETPORD, CONN. 



V 



PREFACE. 



When a plain man, more used to the plough than the pen, turns 
author, and asks to be read, a preface may be used, either to justify, 
apologize, or explain. This can be taken for either of these pur- 
poses, as best suits the reader. I think it was during the Spring of 
1850, that a gentleman from Ohio, by the name of Andrews, called 
on the writer, to inquire after the early settlers of that name, in the 
State. I could give him no information on the subject, having no 
history of my ancestors, back of my own grandfather. He passed 
OJ, leaving on my mind this reflection. What! lived more than a 
half century,, and know scarce a hundred years of your own family 
history? I began by looking over old files of deeds and papers, 
searching family, church, town, and probate records, and the State 
archives, until I had gathered near four thousand names, and collect- 
ed several of the branches, into a regular chain of families, from the 
early settlement of the country, to the child now in the cradle. Some 
of my friends, knowing what I had done in this line of inquiry, pro- 
posed that I take up the subject of an Ecclesiastical History of the 
First Church and Society of New Britain. The subject was intro- 
duced at an annual meeting, by the motion that a committee be ap- 
pointed, and it was voted at the adjourned annual meeting of the 
church, held 28th January, 1859, that Alfred Andrews, Noah W. 
Stanley and Timothy W. Stanley, be a committee to secure, (if they 
deem it best,) a copy of the records of this church, set in order, 
and in a form fitted for preservation. This committee have reported 
progress annually, and been reappointed to carry out more fully the 
object. 



IV PREFACE. 

Perhaps no individual then had a thought of doing more than trans- 
cribing our incomplete records, scattered in no less than six or seven 
small books, into one large manuscript volume, with such facts ap- 
pended, in the form of potes, as would explain and illustrate our his- 
tory. But after the committee had conferred, and sent a delegation 
to Goshen, to see an excellent manuscript history of the First Church 
there, by Deacon Lewis M. Norton, and especially after an examina- 
tion of a printed history of the First Church in Belchertown, Mass., 
by Hon. Mark Doolittle, it was thought best to make a book for the 
public, comprising family genealogy with church history, and what 
might be found respecting the early settlement of the place. 

It was a favorable circumstance for the production of the following 
pages, that there was a continuous, (though imperfect,) record of the 
First Church in New Britain, from its first organization, to the pres- 
ent time. This can hardly be said of any other church in this vicin- 
ity, whose age exceeds a century. Almost every such church has a 
break or gap in its history. It is still a mooted question, whether a 
record voluntarily begun and continued at the pastor's own expense of 
time, care, and stationery, belongs to him and his heirs, or to the 
church and their successors. Hence in part the defective church 
records of Connecticut, and other States. Heirs-at-law have retained 
them as their property, and carried them to parts unknown. In all 
the years spent in gathering materials for this work, the compiler ac- 
knowledges with gratitude a kind Providence, who has favored him 
in every weary step. To say nothing of a few officials, who have 
been paid from one to three dollars for a single letter, it is with 
pleasure he remembers favors from Ex-Governor Pond, of Milford, 
Deacon Lewis M. Norton, of Goshen, Hon. Tracy Peck, of Bristol, 
and Rev. Abner Morse, of Boston, (all gone to their final rest during 
the progress of these researches ;) by Doctor D. W. Patterson, of 
West Winated, Edwin Stearnes, Esq., of Middletown, A. S. Kellogg, 
Esq., of Vernon, Ali Andrews, Esq., Bridgeport, and not least, by 
Gad Andrews, Esq., of Southington. The author takes this opportu- 
nity to thank all the clergy in this vicinity, who have kindly given 



PREFACE. V 

him access to church, records, and otherwise aided and encouraged 
him in the work. He has received kindness and courtesy from soci- 
ety, town, and probate clerks, and especially from Messrs. Trumbull 
and Hoadley, in giving him access to the State archives, as Secretary 
of State and State Librarian. By the facilities of correspondence, he 
he has been aided in this enterprise, in the exchange of more than a 
thousand letters, some from the remote parts of the country, and some 
from England. He will never forget the patience of those, (both in 
this and other towns,) whom he has annoyed with a thousand and one 
questions. Especially is he under obligation to the old people of this 
vicinity, not so much for dates, as for connections and locations of the 
numerous families. It has been found that less than one-third of the 
families have any record of their children, respecting either births or 
marriages; and such as are found, are often made from memory, after 
the family kas become so numerous as to trouble the parents in re- 
callino' the several dates. It is found that some of the records thus 
made up do not agree with the public journals nor with the truth. 

The compiler has spared no time nor pains to be correct, (for cor 
rectness is the chief excellence in all history,) yet where there is so 
much of uncertainty, some errors must be expected. 

The most valuable part of this work, and that which will be most 
appreciated in future years, and which has cost the author the most 
labor is its genealogical department. Few know the amount of time, 
patience, and labor expended on such researches. It has been 
shrewdly, (if not wisely,) said by a "pedigree hunter," that it was 
useless to tell antiquaries anything about the cost of such works, for 
they understood it; and it was equally useless to tell others, for they 
could not comprehend you. ' Is there not some danger that families 
and family religion wiU be lost sight of, in the shadow of congrega- 
tions, Sunday Schools, and churches? God, in the days of the Pa- 
triarchs, made families the depository of his church, and constituted 
the father the priest of the household, making a covenant with Abra- 
ham, which was to be an everlasting covenant to him, and his seed 
after him; which covenant was confirmed to Isaac and Jacob, and 



Vl PREFACE. 

under the new dispensation to all, even as many as the Lord our God 
should call, who should possess like precious faith with Abraham.* 
Hence the author, in the following pages, and in the plan of the 
work, assumes that the Church of Christ is mainly drawn from fami- 
lies in which God is acknowledged. The fact that over eighiy per 
cent, of the First Church in New Britain, were baptized in infancy, 
confirms this view of the subject as correct, and that God is far 
more mindful of his covenant, than his people. We prefer no claim 
that this work is either complete, or perfect ; indeed, from the condi- 
tion of the records, and other sources of information from which it is 
compiled, it could not be. If its perusal shall incite one pastor or 
church, to give greater attention to their own record ; if it shall lead 
one follower of Christ to greater diligence in fulfilling his mission ; if 
it shall inspire one child with more love of home and ancestors ; or 
if it shall expand the contracted brow of a single antiquarjr in search 
of lore ; just so far the hopes of the compiler will be realized. If, 
as a book of reference, (and this will be its chief use,) it shall afford 
those who consult it, a tithe of the satisfaction the author has enjoyed 
in its construction, he will be gratified. In commenting on the life 
and character of those who have passed away, the author has aimed 
in all cases to be impartial. So far as the record of the church 
extended, it was, of course, made the guide ; but where there has been 
no written history, nor tradition, nor personal acquaintance, the dead 
are passed in silence. The compiler is very sensible of the delicacy 
of the subject in this respect, and the difiiculty of doing justice to 
this part of the work, and has aimed to avoid offense on the one 
hand, and neglect on the other. Should the reader discover want of 
connection in the events related, or in the "different parts of the work, 
he is reminded that such must necessarily be the case, where so many 
of the facts and incidents are entirely disconnected of themselves. In 
closing these prefatory remarks, the subscriber deems it proper to say 
that he is under great obligations to the committee with whom he is 



* Acts 2, 39. "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all 
that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall calL 



PREFACE. VU 

associated, and to the present pastor of the church, for aid and en- 
couragement in his labors, but not in any sense such as to make 
either of them responsible for any errors or defects that may appear 
in the work. The author hereby assumes all such responsibilities, 
and submits the whole to a discerning, yet indulgent public, hoping 
"that generations to come may be benefited by this humble effort 
to perpetuate the memory of those worthy ancestors of ours, who 
first settled New Britain and its vicinity. 

ALFRED ANDREWS. 

New Britain, 2d May, 1867. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The Ecclesiastical history of that territory, or part of ancient Farm- 
ington, in Connecticut, lying east of Farmington mountain, bounded east 
by Wethersfield and Middletown, south by Wallingford, now Meriden, 
and extending north to what we now call ( Glarl Hill,) is very difficult to 
understand. Previous to the year 1705, the inhabitants belonged to the 
parish of Farmington, and attended public worship, and paid theil' minis- 
terial taxes there only. Hence the eaily history of the few families that 
settled on this territory previous to that date, would be mingled with that 
of their brethren of the church in Farmington, and the parishioners there. 
A brief sketch of the settlement of that town, and the early history of 
that church is therefore deemed essential to the right understanding of 
subsequent events in their proper order. The first settlers in Farming- 
ton were from Hartford, being emigrants from Boston, Newtown, and 
Eoxbury, Mass. They began the settlement in 1640, being four years 
only from the first in Hartford, and were probably attracted by the fine 
natural meadows on the (Tunxis) Farmington river. The town was in- 
corporated in 1645.* The land was purchased of the Tunxis tribe of 
natives, a very numerous and warlike tribe, by a Comt. and in 1672 
divided by eighty-four proprietors, to themselves and their heirs accord- 



John Haynes Esqi-., Got. 

Edward Hopkins, Esqr., Dep 

Capt. Mason 

Mr Wolcott 

Mr Webster 

Mr Whiting 

Mr Wells 

Mr Trott 

Mr OlUston 

James Boosey 

Jno Demon 

Mr Hull 

Mr Stoughton 

Mr Steel 

Mr Talcot 



* Charter op 1645. 

December ye first 1 645, its ordered that ye plantation 
called Tunxis shall be called <ffarmington, & that the 
bonnds thereof shall be as followeth : The eastern 
Bounds shall meet with the western of these plantations which are to 
be five miles on this sid ye Great River, & the Northern Bounds shall 
be five miles from ye Hill in ye Great Meadow towards Massaco ; & 
the Southern Bounds from ye sd Hill shall be five miles ; & they 
shall have liberty to improve ten miles further than ye sd five, and 
to hinder others from the like, until the Court see fitt otherwise to 
dispose of it, and ye s'd plantation are to attend the General Orders, 
formerly made by this Court, settled by ye Committee to whom the 
same was referred, & other ocasions, as the rest of ye Plantations 
upon the River do : & Mr Steel is entreated for the present to be Re- 
corder there, until ye Town have one fitt among themselves ; they 
allso are to have ye like Libertyes as ye other Towns upon ye River 



10 FAEMINGTON PARISH. 

ing to their respective interests or tax lists. The township at the time of 
incorporation was about fifteen miles square. The early church records 
were burned,* but the committee subsequently appointed to gather facts 
say "they have good reason to believe it was organized about 1645, and 
that Rev Roger Newton was then installed its pastor. 

A. D. 1654 he was dismissed, and removed to the church in Milford. 
Rev. Samuel Hooker, son of the venerable Thomas Hooker, of England, 
and Hartford, succeeded Mr. Newton, and was ordained probably in 1655. 
He died in 1695." It was during his ministry that the town voted at 
their annual meeting, 28th December, 1685, the following "to give £30 
for a man to teach Schoole for one year, provided they can have a man 
that is so accomplished as to teach Children to read and wright, and teach the 
grammer, and also to step into the pulpet to be helpful their, in time of 
. exegenti, and this Schoole to be a free Schoole for this town," Such were 
the " accomplishments " required of common school teachers in that day, 
which shows that our ancestors had a regard for the educational interests 
of their children. f The town record shows a similar vote at a later date 
as follows, " 18 Dec 1693 at the annual town meeting was chosen a com- 
mitty to agree with a man to teach Schoole the first 3 months, January, 
February and March, and also to treat with a man yt is in capacity to 
teach Lattin and English, and in time of Exogency to be help/wZ^ to Mr 

for making orders among themselves ; provided thej alter not any fundamental agree- 
ments settled by ye s'd Committee hitherto attended. 

A True copy of ye Record exam'd 

by Hez. Wyllys Seeret'y, 

At a General Assembly held at Hartford May 11th 1671, This Court Cqnfirme 
unto ifarmington theyer Bounds Ten miles towards ye South from ye Round Hill : 
provided Capt. Clark injoy his Grant, without those exceptions made in thoyer former 
Grant. 

A true copy of Record, exam'd 

by Hez. Wyllys Seeret'y 

* This is happily not true, as supposed, the original record is found, and it gives the 
date of the organization of the church at Farmington, the 13th of October, 16.52. 

t "At a'meetingof the inhabitants of the town of Farmington held 27th Dec. 1687, 
it was voted by the town, that they would give 20.£ for the maintenance of a Schoole 
for the year insuing for the Instrocting of all such children as shall be sent to it, to 
learn to read, and wright the English tongue." 

"At a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Fai-mington held 12th Jany, 1687-8 
Whereas the town at a Meeting held 27 Dec 1687 agreed to give twentie pounds as is 
their expresst, to teach all such as shall be sent, by vote, the town declare, that " all 
such as shall be sent " is to be understood only il/aZe Children that are throw their korn- 
ing book." (Meaning probably to con syllables. Ed.) "At the same Meeting the 
towne voted that they would have a town hous to keep Schoole in, built this yeare of 
18 foot square, besides the Chimney space, with a suitable height for that servis 
which hous is to be built by the touns Charg." 



INTRODUCTION. 11 

Hoo1<erin the Ministry — and to make return to the select-men of what is 
attainable in yt matter, yt they may speedily acquaint the town with the 
same & also in case such a man be not attainable — (hen to agree with a 
man to teach Sohoole the other 3 months of October, November, and De- 
cember, which committy is Left Thos Heart, Sargt Saml Wadsworth, & 
Capt John Hart." It also further appears from the same record of like 
date, that our forefathers took due care of the manners and morals of the 
young people. "At the same meeting, to take care, and have inspection 
over the youth, in ye meeting-house, on the Sabbaths, and other days of 
puhlique Exorcises their was chosen John Norton junr Stephen Lee, & 
Thos Bird of James. The following about Indian children in Farmington 
is from the State archives. "Oct 1733 On a report made by the Eev. 
Saml Whitman of Farmington, relating to the Indians in sd town. This 
Assembly do appoint Capt Wm Wadsworth & Capt Josiah Hart of sd 
town to provide for the Dieting of the Indian lads at 4 Shillings pr week 
for the time they attend the Schoole in sd town, until the session of the 
Assembly in May next, and they then make report thereof. Concurred 
in the Upper House Test Geo. Wyllys, Sec. passed in the lower house 
Test Jno Russell Clerk." 

{Also May 1734) " Whereas this Assembly in Oct. last did order that 
the charges of subsisting certain Indian Children at the Schoole at Far. 
should be paid out of the public Treas. Whereupon Capt Wm Wads- 
■worth hath laid before this Assembly an ace of the charges which amount 
to the sum of £33, 6. s. which shall be paid out of the public Treas, unto 
the sd Wadsworth, who shall answer & pay the several sums to the re- 
spective persons mentioned in the ace passed in the Upper House Test. 
Geo. Wyllys Sec. 

Concurred with in the lower house Test. Jno Russell Clerk." 

{Also 1736) "The Colony of Connecticut indebted to sundry persons 
in fFarmington for hording Indian boys when at Schoole in Winter seson 
1735-1736 to Robert porter 2 boys 18, weaks & 2 days at 4, s. per weak 
7-6-0 to Ephraim Smith sen for keeping one boie 13 weaks & a half at 
4, s. per weak £2, 14, s. 0, d. To John Wadsworth for hording 2'boise, 
18 weaks at 4, s. pr weak £7, 4, s. 0, d. To Thos Cowles for keeping 2 
boies 27 weaks each of them at 4, s. per weak £10, 16, 0. — £28, 0. — — 

" Whereas this Assembly in Oct. last did order that the charges of sub- 
sisting certain Indian Children at the Schoole at Far. should be paid out 
of the public Treas. Whereupon Capt Wm Wadsworth hath laid before 
this Assembly an ace of sd Charges which amount to the sum of £28 — 
which is hereby ordered to be paid out of the public Treas. unto the said 
Capt Wadsworth, who shall pay the several sums, to the respective per- 
sons mentioned with sd ace." passed in the Upper house Test. Gso. 



12 FAEMINGTON PARISH. 

Wyllys Secy May 1736. Concurred in the lower house Test. Jno Buck- 
ley Clerk. 

The above shows that the good people of Farmington were anxious to 
substitute Puritan civilization for Paganism among the aborigines of the 
town, and that the General Court of the Colony was willing to aid them. 
The following farther shows the wise and provident forethought for the 
children in general. "An Act for the encouragement and better support- 
ing the schools that by Law ought to be kept in the several towns and 
parishes in the colony, (May 1733.) Be it enacted &c that the seven 
towns lately laid out in the western lands (as commonly called) shall be 
disposed of & settled according to such time & regulations as this Assem- 
bly shall order, and that the money that shall be given by those that may 
be allowed to settle in sd towns for the land there, shall be improved for 
the support of the aforesaid Schooles (viz) those schooles as ought to be 
kept in those towns that are now settled, and that did make, i; complete 
Lists of their Polls & Estates in the year last past, and such towns shall 
receive sd monies, every town according to the proportion of sd Lists 
given in as aforesaid the last year, all which money shall be let out & the 
interest thereof improved for the support of the respective Schooles afore- 
said forever, & for no other use, & the committee of each parish (or 
town where there is but one parish) shall receive the proportion of money 
arising as aforesaid, & give a receipt, that they have received such a sum 
of money, to be let out and improved for the support of a school in such 
town or parish where they are a committee as aforesaid, & that if at any 
time the sd money, or interest thereof shall be by order of such town or 
parish, or the, committee chosen by them, put to or employed by them for 
any other use, than for the support of a school there, that then such sum 
shall be returned into the Treas. of the Colony, & the Treas. of the Col- 
ony shall upon refusal thereof, recover the same sum of such town or par- 
ish, that have misemployed such money shall forever lose the benefit 
thereof." past by the upper house Test Hez. Wyllys Sec'y. Concurred 
in the lower house Test Jno Russell, Clerk. The above is inti'oduced 
here because in order of time, and will be referred to hereafter. 

The ancient church in Farmington was noted for piety, wealth, and in- 
fluence, and since no list, or catalogue of the original members (to the 
compiler's knowledge,) has ever appeared in print, he takes the liberty to 
quote from the original record the following historical facts, only premis- 
ing that the church, as well as the town records were kept at that early 
date, by that noted man and recorder, Mr. John Steele. 



INTKODUCTION. 13 

"CHURCH MEMBERS 

AnKO DoM 1652 UPON THE 13tH OF OCTOEEtt. 

Mr Roger Newton 

Stephen Hart 

Thomas Judd 

John Bronson 

John Coll 

Thomas Thompson, and 

Robert Porter joined in covenant in Farmington, 

About one month after, myself, (meaning John Steele. Ed.) joined with them 
About one month after, 
Mrs Newton, the 
Wife of Stephen Hart, the 
Wife of Thomas Judd, the 
Wife of John Cole, and the 
Wife of Thomas Tliompson, did also join with them, 

A little before this 
John Loomis was joined to this church. 

About the 30th of January 1652 (3) 
Nathaniel Kellogg* and his wife John Steel John Standley 
Thomas Newell, and 
Thomas Barnes were also joined to the congregation. 

Upon February the 7th 
John Lankton was joined to the congregation. 

July the 12th 1653 
Thomas Newell's wife, and 
John Standley's wife, and 
Robert Porter's wife, were joined to the congregation. 

Oil July 19, 1653 
Thomas Porter and his wife, and 

Richard Bronson's wife, were joined to the congregation, and 
Moses Ventres was joined with them the said 19 July 1653. 
Joseph Kellogg and his wife, and 
Simon Wrotham, and the 
Wife of John Hart, and the 
Wife of John Wyatt were joined to the Church October the 9th, 1653. 

Upon April th'e 2d 1654 
Richard Bronson, and 

John Hart were joined to the church. On that day 

Samuel Steele, and his daughter Mary Steele about the age of 16 months were 
joined to the Church. And on that day 

Hannah Woodruff the wife of Matthew Woodruff, and his daughters 
Hannah Woodruff age about 5 years, and 

Elizabeth Woodruff about the age of 2 years 5 months, were also joined to the 
Church. 

And on that day 
Mary Andrews, the wife of John Andrews, and her son 
Abraham Andrews, about the age of 6 years, 3 months, and - 
Daniel Andrews, about the age of 3 years, 10 months, and 
Joseph Andrews, about the age of 2 years, 3 months, were joined to the church . 



14 



FABMINGTON PARISH. 



Thomas Orton, and his wife were joined to the Church Dec the 22d, 1656. 

John Warner, and 

William Smith, and the 

Widow Stans, and the 

Wife of William Lewis, and the 

Wife of John North and the 

Wife of Samuel Looihis, were joined to the Ch. 15 Mar 1656-7. 

On January the 22d 1657-8. 
Anthony Howkins, and 
William Lewis, were joined to the Church. 

On the 9ch May 1658 
John Andrews, joined the Church in the covenant. 
John Lee, and 
William Judd, were joined to the Ch. July the 15th 1660." 

Here follows on the record a list of families with children from seven- 
teen years to one day old called " Children of the Church " with dates of 
baptisms. 

We pass over these lists and dates, and come down in the record to 1st 
March, 1679-80, when we find a full roll of church members in "full 
communion " * in the church in Farmington. This roll or list seems to 
be numbered and graded according to rank, standing, or dignity, in the 
community, beginning with 1, down to 42 heads of families. It is thought 
our fathers in these nice distinctions took for a basis, "age, list, titles, and 
whatever else makes a man honorable." Let not the reader be surprised 
at this practice in the olden time. It was only a necessary preparation 
for the assignment of seats in the meeting house. If you say such com- 
parisons would not be tolerated in this age, it might be replied, we have 
no such necessity, for our seats are rented to the highest bidder. 



1 Deacon Hart 

2 Deacon Judd 

3 Thos Newel & his wife 

4 Capt Standley & his wife 

5 Robert Porter 

6 Thos Porter & his wife 

7 Richard Bronson & his wife 

8 John Lancton & his wife 

9 Thomas Barnes & his wife 

1 Moses Ventrus 

1 1 Wm Lewis jun & his wife 

12 Thos Orton & his wife 

13 John North sen & his wife 

14 John Andrews sen & his wife 

15 Isaac More & his wife 

1 6 .Tohn Norton sen & his wife 

17 Mr Wrotham 

18 Samuel Hooker & his wife 

19 John Lee & his wife 



20 Wm Judd & his wife 

21 John Wadsworth & his wife 

22 Matthew Woodruff & his wife 

23 Stephen Hart jun 

24 Samuel Coales & his wife 

35 John Root sen & his wife 

26 John Judd & his wife 

27 Thomas Hart & his wife 

28 John Thompson & his wife 

29 John Standley jun 8c his wife 

30 Joseph Bird & his wife 

31 John Cole & his wife 

32 Benjamen Judd & his wife 

33 John Woodruff & his wife 

84 John Clark & his wife 

85 Thos Porter jun & his wife 

36 Thomas Thompson 
87 Thos Bull & his wife 
38 Wm Lewis sen: 



* Implying that others were under the " half way Covenant " as it was called. 



INTHODtJCTION. 15 

39 Jacob Bronson & his wife 41 Thos Judd jun & his wife 

40 James Bird & his wife 42 Obadiah Richards & his wife 
Mrs Howkins Samuel North's wife 
Samuel Gridley's wife Richard Seamer's wife 
John Orton's wife Joseph "Woodford's wife 
Widow Warner Thomas Warner's wife 
John Norton jun's wife Joseph Hiccock's wife 
Edmund Pcott's wife Samuel Hiccock's wife 
Mehitabel Smith , John Scovil's wife, 

John Warner's wife 

DEACONS. 
Stephen Hart (d. 1683) 
Thomas Judd (removed to Northampton^ 
John Langdon d. 1689) 
Isaac Moore 
Thomas Bull (d. 1708) 
John Standley (d. 1729) 
John Wadsworth (d. 1718) 
Samuel Porter Cd. 1707) 
Left Thomas Porter (d. 1718) I 
John Hart (d. 1753) 5 ^^^'^'^'i ^» ^"^ 1"^ 

Nathaniel Newell (d. 1753) 

6 January 1668-9 It was voted by the Church assembled at Deacon 
Hart's that with respect to the sacrament, each brother of the Church 
should send in to the Deacons, a peck of Wheat, or the worth of a shil- 
ling in current pay, for the defraying of the next sacrament, and also for 
the clearing of that little, which according to the Deacons report, was yet 
due for the sacrament already past. 

As also that for the future, every brother of the Church should for each 
sacrament allow 6, d. except such of the brethren whose wives come not 
to the Supper, because not members of 'the Church ; and to them it was 
permitted to pay in 3, d ; or 6 d. which they pleased, for each sacrament. 

The compiler supposes that most of the families now living in these 
States bearing the names of the above might trace their pedigree back to 
these worthy sires and mothers. 

It was during the ministry of Mr. Hooker, and the interim to the ordi- 
nation of Rev. Samuel Whitman, 1706, that the families in the " south- 
eastern boundary " of Farmington at a place called " Great Swamp," 
Walked with their children in their arms, some eight or ten miles to attend 
the public worship of God in Farmington village, the men with well 
loaded guns in front and rear of the company. It shows how much they 
desired the sincere milk of the word. It affords a striking evidence of 
their zeal for religion, and that the word and ordinances, were indeed pre- 
cious in those days. 

Richard Seymour and others began this settlement about A. D. 1686, 



16 FAKMINGTON PARISH. 

at a place now called " Chrishan Lane." Here stood the Seymour Fort, 
or Palisades, within which the cabins were constructed, and to which all 
the settlers repaired at nightfall, for safety against the Indians, and for 
quiet rest. The well at which they quenched their thirst, still furnishes 
the best water. It was dug in the center of the fort. Stephen Lee had 
a grant by the town A. D. 1689, of five roods of land, on the west side 
of the highway, provided it doth not hinder former grants and the water- 
ing place.* 

Sergeant Benjamin Judd was located some sixty rods north of Captain 
Stephen Lee, where now (1862,) Richard Judd owns. Joseph Smith, 
senior, was a neighbor about half a mile south of Captain Lee, and all on 
the east street. Isaac Lewis had his house where now, (1862,) stands the 
house of John Ellis. It was said to be the oldest within the present lim- 
its of the town of New Britain, and Robert Boothe, senior, had his home 
next west where now, (1862,) Enoch Kelsey is located. Deacon An- 
thony Judd where William Ellis lives ; John Woodruff near that little 
grove east of the alms house, the highway to it long since sold and shut 
up. Daniel Dewey a few rods south of Deacon Anthony Judd. Thomas 
North, (ancestor of our North families,) the Seymours and Gilberts clus- 
tered about the Stockade. Dr. Joseph Steele, the Standleys, Rootes, 
Harts, Nortons, Cowles or Coles, Nehemiah Porter, Joseph Lankton, 
Newel, Gridley, Bronsons, were located south of the Palisades, making 
some fourteen families in all. This valley upon which these pioneers set- 
tled was a rich alluvial soil, and might be termed bottom land. The chief 
objection was its being too low, hence its name " Great Swamp." It was 
part of the hunting grounds of the Mattabesett tribe of Indians, and tra- 
dition says their lodge or settlement was at the place called now and has 
been for many years, " Beckley quarter."! Their Trail passed near the 
" Seamer Fort," past " half-way Hill " to Tunxis, with which tribe they 
had mutual intercourse. 

V* This location was next north of the present Skinner house, ("so called,) and gen- 
erally known by old people as the " Hinsdale place." 

t The first English settler of this locality was Sergeant Eichard Beckley, a planter 
in New Haven Colony, 1639, but moved to this part of .Wethersfield, which from his 
day has been called " Beckley quarter." The following shows his title to the land, 
and is from the records of lands for Wethersfield, viz., " 25 Teb 1680 Lands belong- 
ing to Sergt Eichard Beckley & to his heirs and assigns forever, lying in Wethers- 
field, upon Conecticott river, which he purchased of terramoogus (Indian) with the 
consent of the Court, and town of Wethersfield." 

"It is at the south end of sd purchase & grant the whole containing 310 acres, 
be it more or less, whereon his housing & barn stands, it is bodnded on land not layd 
out, or not granted South, East, & North, & a highway between the west lots, & the 
aforesaid land west." 



FAR5IINGT0N PARISH. 17 

This locality at the " southeastern boundary of ffarmington " called 
above " Great Swamp," had an early English name, which seems to have 
been abandoned for this of " Great Swamp," viz., Meridun, Meridan, or 
Meridon, a name finally given 1725 to the present town of Meriden, to 
take the place of " Pilgrims Harbor." Rev. George W. Perkins in his 
History of Meriden, says " When Farmington was settled by the English 
there was a band of the Mattabesitt tribe, in the southeast part of that 
town, probably near Kensington." In his Appendix he quotes a deed of 
Seankett (Indian) of a large tract of Land in the woods towards New 
Haven, att & about the land now in possession of Mr Jonathan Gilbert, 
intitled & known by the name Merideen, bounded by marked trees & by 
Jthe land of say'd Jonathan Gilbert, dated 15 Oct 1664. 

The same author quotes another deed given as mortgage to John Tal- 
• cott (which seems to cover the same land,) by Adam Puit, Indian, dated 
10 Aug 1684, (which is date of record,)in which the land is sd to lie on 
the road to New Haven, beyond, & next adjoyneing to Jonathan Gilbarts 
farme. But to settle the question of the old name to this locality, I 
quote from a deed of Captain Daniel Clark, of Windsor, to Jonathan 
Gilbert, dated 22 Apl 1672, of 300 Acres of land (forty of which was to 
be meadow, by Grant of the Colony to sd Clark,) lying, situate, and laid 
out at a place called Moridam where Mr Jonathan Gilbert's farm is, & 
bounded partly on the Alattabesick River where it may be allowed of the 
town of Farmington. Signed by Daniel Clark, and witnessed by Nathnl 
Bissel, and John Plumbe. This deed is in possession of the Gilbert fam- 
ily, living, 1867, on the same farm said above to be owned by Jonathan 
Gilbert, previous to 1644. 

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Farmington, 23d Dec. 
1707, it was voted and agreed that those who inhabit in the limits granted 
to be a new Society at " Great Swamp," that their dues to the support of 
a minister here be abated, from March last, provided the selectmen cer- 
tify who those persons are who have there covenanted to each other, to 
support the present means they have there. Also at the next annual meet- 
ing, 14th Dec — 1708 a Committee was appointed to consider of the petition, 
of our neighbors at the " Great" Swamp " granted to be a society, they 
petitioning to be a distinct town, & make report of their opinion in that 
case to the next town meeting. The next meeting seems to have been, 
held on the 20th Dec. 1708, when the town by vote gave their consent 
that all those that do or shaill personally inhabit within the limits formerly 
allowed to the Society at the place called the " Great Swamp," that all 
those, and for what estates they have there, should pay their pi-oportions 
of charge in setting up, and maintaining the public worship of God 
there, to that society, as also, all those who shall improve lands within the 
sd Society limits, shall pay according to law for those lands to sd Society, 
2 



18 INTEODUCTION. 

althoug they personally inhabit elsewhere. The above votes, -with what 
follows of the action of Farmington, as a town, and the special act of the 
Worshipful General Court of the Colony, show the liberty and authority 
of these people in a remote " corner of the wilderness " to set up for 
themselves. 

"At a town meeting in Farmington 28 September A. D. 1705, the 
Town by vote did manifest their consent, that so many of their Inhabit- 
ants, that do or shall personally inhabit, at a place called " Great Swamp," 
and upland belonging thereto, aud in the divisions of land on the East 
side of the Blow Mountains, and in those lots, called the Batchellor lots, 
and so much of the division of land against Wethersfi eld, as shall extend 
Northward from the " Great Swamp," until it shall include the lot that- 
■ was William Judd's and no more, so many of them, as see cause (none 
to be compelled) that they become a Ministerial Society, when they do 
gain a capable Minister amongst them, and continue so to be, so long as 
they shall in a compotently constant way, maintain such a Minister 
amongst them, and whom so long as they shall so do, themselves, and 
what estate they have there shall be freed from the charge of the Ministry 
elsewhere, always provided that they shall for their own proportion of labcr 
in the Highways, maintain the passages and highways they have occasion for 
there amongst themselves, without involving the Town in general there- 
with, as also that they shall at no time endeavor to surprise their neigh- 
bors, by endeavouring to obtain of the General Court other advantages, 
in which the town in general may be concerned, without first acquainting 
the Town therewith, nor claim nor chalenge any interest in the seques- 
tered lands, for the maintenance of the Ministry there. A true Copy 
Test John Hooker Registrar taken this 9 day of Oct A D 1705 Fai'm- 
ington." 

" To the Right Honourable and Worshipful General Assembly now 
sitting at New Haven this 11 day of October A D 1705 Greeting. We 
the subscribers hereunto, do humbly request this Hon. Assembly to grant 
unto your humble petitioners a Settlement and confirmation of a Society 
at a place called the " Great Swamp " within Farmington bounds, having 
obtained a liberty from said Farmington for that. Tour Honours will 
determine the bounds for said Society accordingly. The principal and 
only moving cause of this our humble petition, is the remoteness from 
any town, whereby we are under great disadvantage for our. souls good, 
by the Ministry of the word, and in that your humble petitioners may be 
under the better advantage to set up and maintain ye worship, & ordi- 
nance of Jesus Christ, in that desolate corner of the wilderness, we hum- 
bly request that your honors will please to annex into our bounds, for the 
only use of said Society, all those lands that are between our bounds 
southward, and Wallingford bounds Northward, for the benefit of the 



GKBAT SWAMP PAEISH. 19 

Taxes of said lands, for ye support, of ye public charge, of said Society, 
and our unanimous desire is that the Worshipful Capt Thos Hart, will 
prefer, and declare, this our humble petition, and the circumstances of 
the case in said court, all which your Honor's petitioners Humbly sub- 
mit. Dated 16 Oct 1705" signed 

John Hart sen Stephen Lee 

Richard Seymour Daniel Dewey 

Stephen Eoote Samuel Seymour 

John Lee Ebenezer Seymour 

Daniel Andrus juu Joseph Lankton 

Thos North Thomas Hart 

Nehemiah Porter Samuel Newel 

Jacob Bronson jun . Isaac Norton 

Isaac Cowles John Norton 

Samuel Smith Anthony Judd 

John Cole Benjn Judd 

Samuel Cowles Caleb Cowles 

Isaac Lewis John Stanley 

Joseph Smith Thos Gridley 
' Nathl Cowles 

This petition was granted. And the parish proceeded to build a Meet- 
ing House, but at what precise date is not known ; the location is however 
known to be on the high ground in " Christian Lane," just south of the 
present Middletown railroad, and back of the dwelling house of Edward 
Deming, and near his barn, on the east side of the present road. (Tiie 
road at that time passing further east in front of the meeting house, but 
in same course.) A portion of the timber used in its construction is still 
to be seen supporting the cow house of Moses Gilbert. A piece of land 
was given to the Society by Richard Seymour for a place to bury their 
dead, (so tradition says, yet it seems doubtful,) near the meeting house, 
on the west side of the road, which is the oldest cemetery either in Ber- 
lin, or New Britain, and contains the bones of most of the signers of the 
above petition, and their families. The first person interred there was 
Mr. Richard Seymour, the donor of the land, killed by the fall of a tree,* 
he was one of the petitioners for the new Society, came from Farming- 
ton with others, 1686, and settled in the Great Swamp, and became the 
keeper of the Fort which bore his name, and which stood just back and 
south of the residence of the late Mr. John Goodrich deceased.f This 

* The prudent liberality of the old town of Farmington is shown in voting to Capt 
Richard Semor, in full town meeting, 1 £ as compensation, or gratuity for planting 
this Colony. And at a subsequent period a like encouragement to other pioneers, viz., 
8 Dec 1718 the town voted and agreed to pay to Dea Anthony Judd & Dea Thos 
Hart for killing a panther the sum of 6, s. 

t This Fort was made of palisades sixteen feet long, sharp at,*he top, and flrmly set 
in the ground near together. Capt Richard Semor probably died 1710, for the Pro- 



20 INTRODUCTION. 

new Society (said to be the second " set off" in the State,*) were fortu- 
nate in securing an able and intelligent minister in Mr. William Burn- 
ham. The words following show when and by whom his services were 
secured, viz. 

" The Inhabitants of the society in the southeastern bounds of the 
Township of Farmington commonly known by the name of the Great 
Swamp, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New 
England, America, S^c" agreement between said Society and "William 
Burnham respecting his settlement as a Minister of the Gospel, Dated 
Farmington Village 20 Sep 1709 Signed William Burnham and John 
, Hart sen, and Benjn Judd Comt. 

He was Ordained 10 Dec 1712, and a Church was organized the same 
day. It consisted of ten members the first of which was Rev Mr Burn- 
ham, himself. 

2d Stephen Lee, 3d Thos Hart, 4th Anthony Judd, 5th Samuel Sey- 
mour, 6th Thos North, 7 Caleb Cowles, — these were the 7 pillars. The 
wife of Stephen Lee, the wife of Saml Seymour, and Sarah the wife of 
Thos Hart, and these constituted the Church, to which others were soon 
added. Here follows a copy of their doings as a Church in the matter 
of Choosing a Deacon. At a meeting of the Church 10 March 1712-13 
Anthony Judd was chosen to do the work of a Deacon and to stand ^as a 
probationer for the Deacons office. At a meeting of the Church it was 
agreed that the members of. the same should hold conference Meetings on 
the first days of every Month in the year, to begin about 2 hours before 
sunset at the Meeting house, the sd meeting shall begin with prayer by 
one of the Brethren, who also shall propose a Text of Scripture, & a 
question or questions, on the same, in writing, then to be discoursed on, 
by his next brother, by House row, by word or by writing, if sd Brother 
shall see cause. And the Pastor of the Church, and the sd brother from 
whom an answer is expected at any Meeting, shall at the same meeting 
lay down the Text of Scripture, and the question or the questions thereon 
arising to be discoursed on at the next meeting, to his next neighbor suc- 
cessively, till every brother in the Church has taken his turn, then he shall 
begin again who first proposed the question, and so on successively. It 
was slso agreed that none should be present at sd conference, but those 
in full communion, but by liberty from the Church. It was agreed that 
Stephen Lee should begin the first Meeting with Prayer, & lay down the 



bate record at Hartford says that Administration on the Estate was granted 4 Deo 1710 
to Hannah the Widow, & to Samuel a son of Richard Semor late of Farmington De- 
ceased. An Inventory was presented 27 Nov 1710 of tlie Estate amounting to £i\&, 
13, s. 3, d. by Thos Seymore, Thos Hart & Thos Curtice. 

* The first being East Windsor. 



GEEAT SWAMP PARISH. 21 

Text, & propose the question or questions to be discoursed on. " The 
Church in North Middletown sent to our Church in some cases of Diffi- 
culty amongst them, in a letter bearing date 15 Feb. 1714-15 wherein 
they desire of us our aid and assistance in sd cases, upon which occasion, 
At a meeting of the Church 25d Feb. the same day wherein the Council 
began, our Church chose Deacon Anthony Judd their Messenger." 

"Lord's day afternoon 28 Nov 1714 Anihoni/ Judd hsiYmg been chosen 
as before mentioned and stood as a probationer for the Deacons office, at 
the desire of the Church, he was confirmed in, and Ordained to the said 
office according to the rule of the Gospel, with the following charge. 
" In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I ordain thee, Anthony a Deacon 
of this Church ; and I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, 
who shall judge both the quick and the dead at his appearing and king- 
dom, that thou be faithful to the trust that is committed unto thee, thou 
art made a steward of the external good things of this Church, and it is 
required of stewards that they be found faithful, see that thou art grave, 
not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, 
hold the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. Rule well thine own 
house, and if thou shalt use the office of a Deacon well, thou shalt pur- 
chase to thyself a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is 
in Christ Jesus." Another Deacon was early chosen, son of the 
" Worshipful Captain Thomas Hart" whose home was in Stanley 
quarter, spoken of in the petition, his Deacon Thomas ; location was 
on the present corner, some sixty rods southeast of the Berlin depot, and 
from his day has been known as the " Thos Hart place." He was a man 
of great dignity and influence, represented the town of Farmington often 
in the General Court. The four Deacon Hart's of the church in New 
Britain, in as many generations, were descendants from him. He lost 
his wife, Mary, late in life, But m, 2d, Wid, Elizabeth Norton whose age 
was 79, and his own 84, — they were married before Rev Mr Clark 11 
Jan 1764. The Rev. Wm Burnham made a faithful and successful pas- 
tor, had a small salary, but accumulated a large estate, and raised a large 
family ; his blood through his descendants, is mingled with our Judds' 
Norths' Stanleys' Lees' and "Wells' families. His residence was at the 
Norman Porter place. Now just here, and at this period, opens to the 
mind a wide field for History, Biography, and Genealogy. The author 
would be glad to enlarge, the materials are ample, the period prolific, but 
as this is merely an Introduction, as preliminary to the History of the 
Church in New Britain, which came into being some half century later, 
he feels constrained to be general in his remarks. It should however be 
remembered by the old families of New Britain, and their descendants, 
that the pious zeal of our ancestors for the public worship of God, was 
peculiar, and their self-denial, and struggles against poverty, bad roads, 



22 •INTKODUCXION. 

and " long distances," were great, were difficulties which to less cour- 
ageous men, would have been insurmountable. 

At a meeting of the church, 27th January, 1718-19, upon the desire 
of Deacon Anthony Judd that another deacon might be chosen, the ques- 
tion was asked whether they would proceed to the choice of another dea" 
c6n, and it was voted in the affirmative, and Thos Hart, son of Capt 
Thos Hart, was chosen deacon, (and after some time of probation, was 
ordained to the office of deacon.) 

At a meeting of the Church 20th Nov. 1729, it was agreed by the 
Church that the Psalm should be sung in the Public, half the time in 
what is called the old way of singing, and half the time in the New, in- 
terchangably, for the space of a year from the fore-mentioned date, and 
so far beyond that time, till the Pastor shall think there are five 
more voters for one way, than the other. And they chose Capt 
Isaac Hart, to set it when it is to be sung in the New way, and Mr Na- 
thaniel Hart to set it when it is to be sung in the old way. 

At a meeting of the Church 17 Feb 1730-31 the Church signified 
their minds by vote, that the Psalm for the time to come, should be set 
in the Public Assembly only by Rule, or what is called the New way. 

The reader's attention is now called to the early doings of this settlement 
as a parish or Ecclesiastical Society. And fortunately we can refer to a 
manuscript record in a good degree of preservation, and quite full, covering 
the whole period with the exception of the building the first (Church) 
meeting-house I should say, for our fathers never used that name for the 
building. 

Although no record of definite action of the parish can be found about 
the place where the building stood, or how or when erected and covered, 
yet incidental allusions and references to both time and place, confirm tra- 
dition, that it stood on land of Dr. Joseph Steele, leased to the Society, 
for which in after years they voted him compensation, that the building 
had been erected and covered, and a floor laid, at or before the close of 
the year 1712. 

The church was organized 10th December, 1712, and Mr. Burnham 
was ordained the same day, and the first month of the next year we find 
them voting to have a pulpit. It further appears by inference that " peter 
blin " of Wethersfield, was the carpenter, for the parish some time after 
seem to be indebted to him some £60 for labor on the meeting-house. 
We have taken the liberty to quote and make selections from this ancient 
record, quite extensively, and for several reasons, among which is this. 
There is no duplicate of them, and in case they should be burned, aU 
would be lost. Besides they are curious and quaint, and some of them 
unique. To those of us who are descendants, these doings, experiences 
and history of our own ancestors, will be peculiarly interesting. 



GREAT SWAMP PARISH. 23 

Mr. William Burnham was grandson of Thos, of Hartford, and Ann 
his wife. Graduated 1702, at Harvard College, Mass.* He was son of 
Wm., of Wethersfield and Elizabeth his wife, b. about 1684 at Wethers- 
field. His house and location have already been referred to, but the fol- 
lowing in his own words, will show his style of writing, and mode of 
doing business. The conditions upon which he came are in his own 
words viz; First 5 June 1709 Articles proposed by Wm Burnham of 
Farmington village as conditions required in order to my continuance in 
the work of the Ministry in that society ; that the land of John North 
that hath been discoursed of, be made over to me, by a firm conveyance 
speedily, I paying five pounds in current money to John North, for the 
exchange, as also that on the North end of Nehemiah Porters lot, as also 
that the society take care that the 50 Acres of land, that the town of 

*Eev Mr Burnham m 18 May 1704 Hannah Wolcott of Wethersfield b. 19 Mar 
168+ to Saml & Jadith (Appleton) his wife who d. 16 Mar 1747 when he 2d m Wid 
Buckingham of Hartford who d. soon after, His Children were 

"Wm b.5 Apl 1705 m 13 Feb 1728-9 Ruih Norton dau of Isaac & Elizabeth (Gal- 
pin) had his house next west of his fathers. 

Samuel b. 28 May l707 at Wethersfield died at Farmington 22 Jan 1707-8 

Hannah b. 18 Nov 1708 m 7 Jan 1730 Rev Jeremiah Curtiss of Southington 

Josiah b. 28 Sep 1716 m Ruth dau of John Norton & Anna (Thompson) liis-wife 

Sarah b. 28 May 1719 d 23 Nov 1726 Ae 8 y. 

Mary b. 7 Feb 1721-2 m John Judd No (45) 

Appleton h. 28 Apl 1724 m Mary Wolcott of Litchfield 

Lucy b m Jacob Root of Hebron 

Abigail b. 14 Sep 1713 m Leut Robert Wells of Newington 

Substance of the original Will of Rev Wm Burnham dated 15 July 1748 which 
was accepted by Probate Court first Tues, of Apl 1759 but never recorded — in which 
he gives his eldest son Wm ^ of his real Estate, to Josiah ^, and to Appleton i^ — 
names his 4 daughtersi Hannah wife of Rev. Jeremiah Curtis of Southington, Lucy 
wife of Jacob Root of Hebron, Abigail wife of Lieut Robert Wells of Newington, & 
Mary wife of John Judd of Farmington. Gives all the remainder of his Estate, viz. 
Servants, Household stuflF, money, plate, Boolis, horned cattle, Horses, Sheep, Swine, 
Team Tackling, & any instruments of Husbandly whatsoever, Corn upon the ground, 
or gathered, linen, wearing clothes of any sort, Horse Tackling, any other tools or in- 
struments besides those of husbandry & all my movable, & personal estate, whatso- 
ever, excepting that concerning my Spanish Indian woman, Maria, my Will is that 
after my decease she shall have liberty to dwell with any of my children, where she likes 
best, & if at any time she should not be able to earn a living, that she be comfortably 
provided for in sickness, and health during life at the cost of all my children, & such 
as represent them — & concerning my Mulatto Boy James, my will is, that according 
to my deceased wife's desirej\ my daughter Abigail may have liberty to take him at 
the price he shall be valued at. 
Item I appoint my eldest son Wm to be my sole Executor. 

Signed & sealed by Wm Burnham in presence of 

John Root J . I 

John Root jun > proved by the witnesses 1st Oct 1750 

Eunice Root ) 



24 INTEODUCTION. 

Farmington as is reported, propose for my encouragement, be in some 
suitable manner made sure to me and my heirs, &c upon my settlement.* 
Second That the house begun by 2d society be finished in the manner & 
to the degree that is ordinary in this country for such sort of houses, be 
finished by them speedily, that is to say the two " Loer " rooms, at or be- 
fore the last day of March that shall be in the year 1710, the remainder 
within twelve months after, I only finding Glass & nails. 

2'hird That for the four first years inclusively of the year past, my 
Salary be 50, £. per annum in grain, that is to say Wheal, Indian corn, 
or " Ey " such as is Merchantable, at the prices that the General Court 
shall annually state them at, & from the period of the above mentioned 
time, 65, £. at the same prices, till such time as the Society shall see 
cause to raise it. 

Fourthly That so much labor be done for me by the Society as may 
amount to the value of 5, £. per Annum for the four first years inclu- 
sively of the year past, & that a Comt be from time to time, during sd 
term appointed to see to the accomplishment of sd labor for me on that 
part of the land that I shall esteem most convenient. 

Fifth That the Society from time to time procure me a sufficient sup- 
'ply of fire wood for my family use, brought home and made fit for the 
fire. (Here follows the response of the society five days later.) At a 
meeting of the society at Great Swamp in the southeastern bounds of 
" ffarmington " 10 June 1709 it was by vote unanimously agreed, freely 
and heartily to accept of the above written Articles offered by the much 
esteemed " Mr william burnham " unto the above sd Society as conditions 
required in order to his continuance in the work of the Ministry, pro- 
vided the above sd Mr Burnham, at the confirmation of the lands men- 
tloned in the Articles, do give suflScient security to sd society.* 

* That the above 50 acres of land was made sure appears by the following from 
the land records of Parmington. 

"At a meeting held in Farmington 23 Dec 1 707 At the same meeting there was 
granted to Mr. Wm Burnham 50 Acres _of land to be taken up in our sequestered 
lands, not prejudicing highways, or former grants and after Mr Whitman hath made 
his pitch, for what the town hath granted him, this grant is upon conditions that ye 
said Mr Burnham shall settle a pastor of Church, in ye Society of ye Great Swamp — 
The above grant was laid out to the Rev. Mr. Wm Burnham Pastor of ye Church at 
ye Great Swamp upon the plains beyond ye Boggy meadow Southward & lyeth in 
length 8 Score rods, Butting East on ye highway 160 rods, West on common land. 
North & South on common land 50 rods. 

It is laid out this 10 day of April AD 1713 

' Signed ThosHart ^ ' 

Jo'n Wadsworth \'-°'^^- 
A true Copy John Hooker Register 

Farmington 11 Apl A D 1713. 
*Whereas, the inhabitants in the southeastern bounds of the township of Farming- 
ton, commonly known by the name of the Great Swamp, in the County of Hart'd & 



GREAT SWAJIP PARISH. 25 

At a meeting of the Society of Great Swamp ye 11th Jan 1713 Benjn 
Judd & Stephen Lee were chosen a Committee to provide, & see to the 
erecting of a Pulpit, & suitable seats in the Meetinghouse. " The pulpit 
& pews to be built in batten fashion." 

Now comes the Annual meeting viz. 8th Dec 1713 John Woodruff was 
chosen Moderator for the year ensuing — Thos Hart recorder, Issac Hart 
collector, Nathnl Winchel to take care and get fire wood for Mr Burnham, 
Isaac Norton & Thos Hart chosen to be Rate makers. At the same 
meeting there was chosen Benjn Judd, Saml Smith & Thos Hart, to pre- 
serve our former records, on loose papers, & transcribe such as they think 
needful into this book.* Thos North was paid 1 2, s. for sweeping ttie 
Meetinghouse, Nehemiah Porter was chosen to dig graves for such as 
have occasion from time to time. Another Annual meeting viz. 8 Dec 
1714 Nathnl Winchel, Daniel Andrus, & Thos North chosen Moderators 
for the year ensuing. 

Jonathan Lee, chosen Lister for the year ensuing, and Jonathan Lee 
and Thos. Curtice Rate-makers — John Woodruff " Brandor," and at the 
same meeting, the Society made choice of John Norton and Wnj. Judd 



Col. of Conn, in New Eng. in America, Hare called William Burnham now resident 
within the bounds of the said Soc. aforementioned, to dispense the word of God 
amongst them, and for his encouragement unto the work, hare according to one of 
the articles in the agreement bearing date 20 Sept. 1709, confirmed and settled upon 
him 3 parcels of land within the bounds of said Soc, do farther agree as followeth : 
That provided the said Wm. Burnham shall continue with said Soc. for the space of 
9 years to be ended and completed, beginning the account thereof from lUh N. 1707, 
then the aboresaid House and land shall be and remain in the possession of the said 
Wm. Burnham and his heirs and assigns forever without any demand of the said Soc. 
for any retribution to be made by him, or them for the same : But if it so happen that 
the said Wm. Burnham cannot see it his way to abide in the work the whole time 
abovementioned, then he shall either relinquish and make over all the right and title 
he hath unto the house and land to the said Soc. again if he esteem it best, they returning 
him all his own expenses upon it ; or else he shall pay to said Soc. such a sum of 
money or other specie as shall by indifferent and able persons be judged sufficient and 
convenient, the one-half oPwhich arbitrators shall be chosen by the said Soc. or one 
or more in their behalf; and the other half by the said Wm. Burnham, or such as 
shall represent him. In virtue whereof, we John Hart, sen. and Benj'n Judd a com- 
mittee chosen by said Soc. to subscribe this agreement, and the said Wm. Burnham 
have hereunto set our hands this 20 day of Sep. in the year of our Lord 1709. 

Wm. Burnham, 
John Hart, Sen., 
Benj'n Judd. 
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us 

Stephen Lee, I Witnesses. 

Thomas Curtice, j 

tit was done by Dea Thos Hart 5 Jan 1721-2 on his own responsibility he says, 
for which service he received 3 shillings. 



26 INTRODUCTION. 

Smith, to be fence-viewers. Annual Meeting, 1st Dec, 1715, they agreed 
by vote to give Mr. Burnham £70 money, or grain, as " as it passeth 
from one year after another, at the first of May, provided Mr. Burnham 
will release us from our former obligations, wherein we were bound to 
provide his fire wood" — also made choice of Sam'l Seymour for Consta- 
ble, and Sargt. Isaac Hart for Surveyor ; also made choice of John 
"Woodrufif for brander — made choice of Stephen Lee and Issac Norton to 
demand and receive of Benj'n Judd* their proportion of Society money, 
"to be layed out as prudence shall suggest." Agreed by vote to grant to 
Thos. North 10 s. for sweeping the meeting house, and Thos. Hart made 
choice of to provide for, and give public Entertainment to travellers and 
others as the Law directs, and Stephen Lee, and Benj'n Judd chosen to 
make up the Society's account with Capt. John Hart, and make return to 
the Society. 

"At a meeting of the society at the southea;stern bounds of Farmington 
20 May, 1715, The question being put whether the sd society did desire 
that the Southward part of the bounds of the "Western Society in the 
township of Wethersfield should be annexed to the sd southeastern Soci- 
ety in the township of Farmington, and some part of the township of sd 
Farmington to be annexed to the Western Society of Wethersfield in 
Lieu thereof, it was voted in the afiirmative, and the sd meeting made 
choice of, Sarg't Benj'n Judd to signify their above written desire, to the 
Gen. Assembly of this Colony." It is supposed that this is the origin of 
setting to Newington Ecclesiastical Society, formerly called Wethersfield 
West Society. Stanley quarter (now so called) as far south as the pres- 
ent residence of Henry Pratt, with the exception of Daniel Hart, John 
Clark and Thos. Standley 2d, with their farms at the extreme North end, 
who went to Farmington Village for public worship. And also a portion 
of the south part of Newington, being set (for convenience) to the Great 
Swamp Society.! This no doubt was a great convenience to these fami- 

*ThiB implies that Benj'n Judd was at that time Agent or Treasurer of the Colony 
for Farmington, to hold the Country money, [at a later ]»3riod called excise money] 
for the encouragement of schools in that town. 

tFor the better regulating and accommodating those people that do, or may hereafter 
live upon the lands within the west Division in Wethersfield "West Soc. of Wethers- 
field so called — & those that do now, or shall hereafter live upon several lots in Farm- 
ington, butting on Wethersfield West Soc. which lots of Farmington are hereafter 
described — 

Be it enacted by the Gov. & Council & Eep. in Gen. Court sssembled and by the 
authority thereof, that, that part formerly deemed to be of Wethersfield West Soc. 
from the North side of Hurlburt's lot, & the North side of Stephen & John Kelsey's 
lands, to Middletown bounds, including the Beckley land, shall be annexed to the 
Great Swamp Society, & obliged with all persons & Estates, requirable by law to pay 



GREAT SWAMP PARISH. 27 

lies, but made in after years much trouble and perplexity, in making 
Rates ; because the Lists of each inhabitant were of course made in the 
town to which he or she belonged. — 6 Dec, 1716. At the same meeting 
it was voted by the Society to give Nath'l Winchell ten shillings for his 
sou's beating the drum on the Sabbath for the year past, to be paid in 
Mr. Burnham's rate this year — Also granted to Jonathan Hurlbert 19 s. 
for a journey to New Haven to "cort," and to Hartford and other ex- 
penses, as witness our hands. 

Thos. North. 

Thos. Hart. 

7 Jan., 1716-17. Thos. North and Thos. Hart were chosen a committee 
to take a deed of conveyance of the piece of land formerly obtained of 
the Eev Mr Wm Burnham for a burying place for ye said society in the 
behalf of said society, and pause it to be entered in the book of records 
for land at Farmington, that it may be secured to them and their Heirs 

all Ministerial or parish charges, wiih the Great Swamp people, to that society, Pro- 
vided that the said people of that part of the West Soc. of Wethersfield above men- 
tioned shall help, & do their proportionable part with the rest of Wethersfield West 
Soc. in the finishing the Meeting house in said West Soc, & pay the said West Soc. 
in Wethersfield £50 according to their agreement under their hand and seal lodged in 
the Secretaries office. 

And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that the lots in Farmington 
butting upon Wethersfield West Soc. or township, that is to say, all the lands in the 
several lots in Farmington bounds, from the south side of John Norton's Lot on Wolf 
plain, to the North side of the bounds of the Great Swamp, shall be and are hereby 
annexed to the West Soc. of Wethersfield, & shall pay in propostion with the said 
West Soc. in Wethersfield, in all Ministerial and parish charges. 

Done at New Haven at the session held 13 Oct. 1715. 



Tax payers in J^armington part — 
Thos. Hart, sen. 
Jonathan Smith, sen. 
Thos. Bird, 
John Thompson, 
Thos. Thompson, 
Daniel Judd, 
Anthony Judd, 
Jonathan Smith, Jun. 
John Root. 



Tax payers in Wethersfield part and in 
Beckley lands .f 

Benj'n Beckley, 
Richard Beckley, 
Stephen Kelsey, 
John Kelsey, 
Jonathan Hurlburt, 
Sam'l Belding, 
Leonard Dix, 
Thos. Morton, 
Jonathan Buck, 
Daniel Andruss, 
John Andrua. 

tA Gen. Assembly held at Hartford 8 Oct. 1668. This Court grants Serg't Rich- 
ard Beckley 300 acres of land lying by Mattabeset River, half a mile wide of both 
sides the river, & to run up from New Haven path so far till it doth contain three hun- 
dred Acres — Serg't John Not & Serg't Hugh Wells are desired to lay out the land. 
A true copy of record. Examined by 

Geo. Wyllys, Sec. 



28 INTRODUCTION. 

forever, for the above said use.* At the same meeting Insign Isaac 
Norton was appointed to take care for the obtaining a fashionable and decent 
" Gushing" for the desk of our Meeting house upon the society charge. — 
17 Nov., 1717, was chosen for a school committee Ins. Isaac Norton, 
Sergt. Benj. Judd and Mr. Ebenezer Gilbird, to advise and consider what 
way may be most proper and convenient to order the prudentials of a 
School in this Society, for the time the Law directs, and offer their advice 
about it at the next meeting. 

7 January 1716-17 This Society finding & considering at this meet- 
ing that all former methods and acts, taken & recorded in order to a reg- 
ular seating our Meeting house, being not effectual in order to said end, 
but many objections being made against them, & much disquietness, & dis- 
order appearing notwithstanding — It was at the same Meeting agreed & 
voted to seat the Inhabitants of said Society in our Meetinghouse as fol- 
loweth, viz — In the first " pue" next the Pulpit • 

1st Benjn Beckleyc Lft Steven Lee, Benjn Judd, Mr Ebenezer Gilbird, 
Samuel Smith, Isaac Norton, Thos Hart. 

2d pue John Woodruff, John North, Thos North, Saml Seamer, Hez. 
Hart. 

3d pue, Samuel Bronson Cooper, Joseph Smith, Thos Curtice, Jonath 
Hurlbut, John Standley, Jonathan Lee. 

*That this committee attended to their duty, is shown by the following from Farm- 
ington town records for lands : 1st Noy. 1718. Eev Wm Burnham for the regard he 
had for the public welfare of the parish at Great Swamp, in the Southeast part of 
Farmingtou & the Southwest part of Wethersfield, & in consideration of the society 
releasing him from 20 s. he promised to encourage the building the Meeting house, he 
gave, sold, conveyed & set over to Thos. Hart & Thos. North a committee of said so- 
ciety a piece of land containing by estimation half an Acre more or less, in length 10 
rods & in breadth 8 rods. It is part of the same lot that originally was James Bird's, 
and which I purchaced of Sam'l Semer, and it Is understood that it is for the use of 
said Society, for a possession, for a Burying ground forever — said society is to main- 
tain a good fence at their own cost, and I am not to be taxed for any part of the ex- 
pense of a division fence as the law in other cases provides, and further until such 
division fence is made, the said society are not to feed the ground or any way use it 
except to bury their dead. Said land is situate on a knowl of up land lying a little to 
the North of a stream called " Gilbert's River," and abutteth east on the highway 
that passeth Northward from the Meeting Hbuse and butts North on land of Nath'l 
Not, West &. South on my own land. 

Signed, Wm Burnham. 

Stephen Lee, ) .„.. 
Ebenezer Gilbert, ) "^"• 

This time honored Cemetery, so minutely described above, had been sadly neglected 
for many years previous to 1845, when by the enterprise and liberality of Mr. John 
Ellis, some few subscriptions were obtained from individuals, and an appropriation of 
$30 from the parish of Worthington, in which it is located, and a neat white fence, 
erected on sunk stones with iron braces, at a cost of $160, an undue proportion of 
which expense was paid by himself. 



GREAT SWAMP PARISH. 29 

4 pue East side, Isaac Hart, Samuel Thompson, Joseph " Steale," Isaac 
Lee, Gersham Hollister, Jonathan " Seamer," Robert "boothe" — 

The 1st seat in the square Body, Thos Hancox sen, Nehemiah Porter, 
Nathl Winchel sen, Saml Bronson, miller, Thos moreton, Richard beckley. 

2d seat, Saml peeke, Saml hubbard, daniel andrus, Steven Cellsey 
(Kelsey,) Jacob deming, Caleb couls. (Cowles.) 

3d seat, Geo. Hubbard, John norton, John Cellsie, (Kelsey,) Thos Grid- 
ley, Saml Galpin, Ebenezer Seamer. 

4th seat, Wm Bronson, Saml Couls, John Gridley, John Roote, John 
Andrus. 

5th seat, daniel beckley, Joseph becly, Joseph harris,* Saml Gridley, 
Daniel hancox. 

In ye pue at the North end East side, John Rue, Saml, hart, Wm 
hancox, John Gilbird, Saml Bronson jun. 

In the fore seat, Widow " becly," goodde " buck," & Widdow " duey," 
Dea. Judd in the Deacons Seat, & his wife in ye fore " pue." 

1st December, 1718, at the Annual Meeting Nathaniel knot was ap- 
pointed to provide a convenient Lock & " kee" for ye Meeting house 
" dore" & put it on ye said dore on the charge of the society. 

At the same meeting it was voted and agreed that the " sheepe" in this 
society shall run at large in the common the year in suing — At the same 
meeting Mr Ebenezer Gilbird was appointed to provide a convenient 
" cushen" for our meeting house Desk, at the charge of " ye Societie" — 
And the Comt on Schools report as follows, viz — " This society being so 
very scattering in distances, & our ways so very difficult, for small Chil- 
dren to pass to a general School in the Society great part of the year. We 
the Subscribers advice is, that this society be divided into 5 parts or 
" Squaddams" for the more convenient schooling the children, Advice 
respecting the establishment of schools in each " squaddam" &c. — Thac 
the first part or squaddam be all the Inhabitants south of the river called 
" betses" " Honhius or Honehas" river (meaning we suppose Mattabesic 
or Mattabesset) including Middletown neighbors with them — And the 
Inhabitants in Wethersfield bounds be another part or squaddam — And 
that all from " betses" River to the River called Gilbirds, Northward be 
another part, — & that from Gilbirds River Northward, till it includes 
Dea Judd, & John Woodruff be another part, & that the rest of the society 
North be another part, & further that the money allowed by the country 
be divided to each " squaddam" according to the List of the Inhabitants 
within the limits thereof, & the rest of the charges so arising shall be 
leaved on ye parents or Masters of ye Children who are " taut" — 

* This man moved to Litchfield and was liilled there by Indians, August, 1723. He 
had been appointed town collector there 17th December, 1722. The town record of 
Hartford says Mary Harris married 16th December, 1725, Stephen Sedgwick ; (proba- 
bly she was then widow of Harris. ) Ed. 



. s. 


D, 


5 


6 


3 


9 


11 





5 


3 


11 


8 


6 


6 


16 


6 


17 


9 


4 


1 


3 






9 


8 


3 


1 


H 



30 INTRODUCTION. 

The following may be of interest to the curious. It purports, to be 
credits to Eev. Mr. Burnham's parishioners, entered by the collector, 
John Boot, on his rate Bill for 1720 and shows how the Ministers' rates 
were paid in those days when money was scarce. 

John Standley by 1 bush Wheat, 

Isaac Hart by 1 1 bush Corn, 

Samuel Hart by 2 " Wheat, 

Thos Hart by 1 bush. Corn, i- bush Wheat, 

Jonathan Root by 2| bush & 1 peck of Wheat his rate, 

and part of Wm Hancox rate, 
Nathl Hart 1 bush Wheat, 
Saml Smith by 3 bush Wheat, 
Saml Hubbard by 3^ bush wheat wanting 1 pt, 

4s of it on Jonathan Nott.'s ac, 
Benjn Bronson by 3 pecks Wheat, 
Thos Porter by IJ bush Corn, 3s on his own ac, 

and 9d on Thos Harts ac, 
Jonathan Burnham by 1^ bush Wheat, 
Jacob Deming by | bush corn & 1^ pt. 

Note. It is supposed the persons named above were located south of the Meeting 
house. 

But to return from this digression about the " squaddams," to the living 
activities of this people, and their new Meeting House, so happy in being 
relieved from their former fatiguing walk to Farmington with their chil- 
dren in their arms. .Now many of these families could see the place of 
worship (were it not for the tall and dense forest) from the doors of their 
dwellings, Then they followed the trail of the Tunxis & Mattabesset In- 
dians, traces of which are still supposed to be seen in a direct line from 
the Stockade to Osgood Hill (or " Half-way-hill," as it was then called.) 
Now the place becomes attractive, families cluster in and about the local- 
ity ; a Blacksmith shop and a store and the place is known the state over 
as " Great Swamp Village." Some years have passed, & the good people 
feel a little stronger, and greatly encouraged. They talk of putting Gal- 
leries into their Meetinghouse, and finishing it up. The following is a 
copy of an agreement for this purpose :* 

" This covenant made this 18 day of Oct. 1720, between Daniel An- 
drus, of Wethersfield, in the county of Hartford, & colony of Connecticut 
in New England, & John Root, son of Stephen, & Samuel Bronson jun. 

* This document was kindly furnished by Mr. Timothy Eoot, a descendant of one 
of the Committee. It has been wisely preserved by the care of himself and his ances- 
tors, has fallen into the hands of a descendant of another of the Committee and thus is 
brought to light and use. 



GREAT SWAMP PARISH. 31 

of Farmington, in said county, being a Committee for the parish or society 
in said county, called the Great Swamp on the one part, & Eichard Aus- 
tin & Moses Bull both of the town, & county of aforesaid Hartford on the 
other part witnesses — that the said Richard Austin & Moses Bull have 
covenanted & agreed, & do hereby covenant & agree to, both jointly and 
severally to finish the GaTteries in the Meetinghouse erected for the pub- 
lic worship of God in said parish or society called the Great swamp, in 
manner following, viz. to lay the floor of the said Galleries, planing the 
joice whereupon the said floor is laid,& the under side of the said floor, to 
build four seats in each of the side Galleries, running through the whole 
length of them & 8 seats in the front Gallery the foremost of which is to 
extend the whole length of said Gallery and to raise the high Ground for 
all the hinder seats in a due proportion, & also to ceil the walls between 
the said Gallery floor & the- plates & beams of said Meetinghouse & to 
case all the w indows that are above said Gallery floor & make fastenings 
for their casements & to lay the floor double under the three foremost 
seats in said Gallery, and to put and trim decently 4 pillars to be set 
under the beams of said Galleries & to set them up in their places, the 
said committee providing suitable pieces of timber, for the said pillars 
hewed square. The whole of said work above mentioned to be done 
workmanlike, &c after the manner of the work in the Galleries in Farm- 
ington Meetinghouse, & all to be finished & completed at or before the last 
. day of March next ensuing the date hereof. And the said Daniel Andrus, 
John Root, & Saml Bronson have covenanted & agreed & do hereby 
covenant & agree both jointly and severally to provide & bring to the said 
Meetinghouse all needful materials for the said work above mentioned, 
seasonably, such as nails, boards, slitwork & other timber, & as a reward 
for the above mentioned, to pay or cause to be paid to the said Richard 
Austin & Moses Bull or either of them, at or before the 10 day of May 
next ensuing the date hereof the full sum of £31 in Bills of credit of the 
aforesaid colony or the Neighboring provences or else in good Mercht 
Wheat, rye, or Indian Corn, at the price the Merchants generally in Hart- 
ford or Wethersfield will accept the said sorts of grain in way of payment 
of debts due to them, between the first & 10th days of May next ensuing 
the date hereof — in Witness whereof the said Committee and the said 
Richard Austin & Moses Bull have hereunto set their hands & seals the 
day & year above written. 
Signed, scaled and delivered in presence of 

Wm Burnham, sen. Daniel Andrus, 

Wm Burnham, jun. John Root, 

Samuel Bronson, 
Richard Austin, 
Moses Bull. 



32 INTKODUCTION' 

The above instrument so complete in all its parts, I would here observe, 
seems to be written by the same hand and pen that signed as witness, 
Wm. Burnham, sen. It shows alike the beauty of his hand writing, the 
tact and talent he had for business, and the interest he took in the matter 
in hand. And now a year or two has passed and the village has come to 
its culminating point, has a finished Meetinghouse with Galleries like 
Farmington, may be the House painted white, and they are prepared for 
a better name, probably they asked for it. The State Archives show 
what and when. 

" Resolved by this Assembly that the 2d Society in Farmington, with 
what of Wethersfield & Middletown is by this Assembly annexed thereto, 
shall for the future be called and known by the name of Kensington. 
Passed by both Houses, May, 1722. 

It is supposed that the galleries are now dene, the carved pillars erected 
for their support, and the house otherwise much improved. They hold a 
society meeting 23d May, 1721, where it was voted and agreed that the 
meeting house should be seated, on these rules, viz. age, list, and whatever 
else makes a man honorable. They also met again 12th July, 1721, to 
" dignify" the house. At this meeting it was voted and agreed that the 
fore seats in the square Body in ye meeting house of this society, shall for 
the time to come, be eqiial in dignity with those seats called the fore 
" pues," and that the pews next to the east door, shall be equal in dignity 
with those called the middle or second pews. At the same meeting voted 
to grant Corporal Lee, for the irons to the Communion Table, 3s. The 
annual meeting 7 Dec. 1724, it was voted & agreed that Thos Hart & 
Saml Bronson jun should oversee ye Youth on ye Sabbaths in the time of 
exercise, to Restrain them from unreverent behaviours therein, for the 
year ensuing. At the same meeting 10 shillings was voted to Wm. Ellis 
for making a "beere" for the Society. 5 Dec. 1726 was granted to 
Sargt Benjn Judd 1£ 5s. for a Cloth for the Society. 2 Dec. 1728, Ins 
Jonathan Lee, Wm Burnham, Ebenezer Hart & John Hinsdale were 
chosen Rate makers. " At the same meeting it was agreed by vote of the 
society to be their mind to call in the assistance of some wise, able & in- 
different persons, to hear, consider, and determine, the differences there 
are among them relating to a Meeting house for them." 

Let the reader now take a birds-eye view of this apparently happy 
community. The parish has now had an existence of about twenty years 
under the title of Great Swamp, and of about ten with the name of Ken- 
sington. Its territory extends from Benjamin (now, 1867,) Richard 
Judd's on the north, far enough south to embrace the Blow Hills, and 
Blow Mountains, to Wallingford, (Meriden line.) It has the mountainous 
range of Farmington on the West, Wethersfield and Middletown on the 
east, yet Middletown then embraced almost the entire locality of the pres- 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 33 

ent village of Worthington, (Berlin,) even west to " lower lane," (or Hart 
street,) and Wethersfleld ; the east part of that rich valley lying north 
through which the Hartford and New Haven turnpike passes. The peo- 
ple of Stanley quarter, as far south as Benjamin (now Richard Judd's,) 
with the exception of three families at the extreme north end, who went 
to Farmington,) attended public worship at Newington.* The few fami- 
lies located in the present New Britain village and west of it, never did- 
belong to the Great Swamp, or Kensington parish, but to the old society 
of Farmington, as will fully appear as we advance in our sketches of the 
history of Kensington. The families had multiplied towards the "Blow 
Mountain," and the wealth had increased with the Burnham's,t Hart's, 
Norton's, and Coles' families near the center. By a natural process of 
reasoning, while passing to and fro, over bad roads, " long distances," and 
mostly on foot, they had discovered that their meeting house was too small, 
its locality too far east, and too far north, and another important fact they 

* At a General Court held in Hartford, 9th October, 1712, a portion of Wethersfield 
extending two miles and fifty rods east of Farmington bounds, was made a Ministerial 
society, bounded north by Hartford bounds, and south by Middletown- It was called 
" Wethersfield West Society." 

A petition was also presented to the town of Wethersfield by the subscribers, who 
say in their petition that they live in the west part of said town, in which they ask to 
be set off by themselves as a parish or new society. Dated 24th December, 1712. 
Ezekiel Buck, Nathaniel Hun, 

Nathaniel Churchill, Eliphalet Whittlesey, 

Abraham Warren, Jonathan Wright, 

Jonathan Buck, Stephen Buck, 

Richard Boardman, John Kelsey, 

Enoch Buck, Stephen Kelsey, 

Ephraim Whaplee, Daniel Andrus, 

John Whaples, Jonathan Hurlbut, 

Joseph Andrus, Jonathan Buck, 

Ephraim Andrus, Thomas Morton, 

Simon Willard, Richard Beckley, 

Benjamin Andrus, John Deming, 

John Stoddar, Ephraim Deming, 

Joseph Camp, Jabez Whittlesey, 

John Camp, Benjamin Beckley. 

Samuel Hun, 
This petition was granted by vote of the town, 24th December, 1712. The General 
Court sent Mr. Joseph Talcot and Mr. Aaron Cook to fix a location for the meeting^ 
house, and they reported as the proper place, on the common, about thu-ty rods from 
the house of Dr. Joseph Andrus, May, 1715. They (the west society, now Newing- 
ton,) got a bonus of £50 for damage of the south-part of the parish, when they were 
annexed to " Great Swamp." Also £100 16s. of Yale College, for relinquishing Mr. 
Williams, their first minister, to be President of Yale. Also, from those annexed from 
Farmington £100 towards a settlement of Mr. Williams. 

t Capt. William Burnham who di«d 12th March, 1748, eldest son of Eev. Mr. 
Bumham, left an estate of £8,246 10s. lid., old tenor (supposed.) 



34 1NTEOD0CTION. 

had also learned by actual experiment, tliat the south part of the parish 
could out vote the north part. 

At a meeting of the society of Kensington legally warned and held 26th 
January, 1729-30, it was voted to build a new meeting house in some 
convenient place, on Sargt John Norton's lot, on the north side of the Mill 
Eiver,* there being 42 votes in the affirmative, & 36 in the negative, as 
was then declared. Troubles now multiply from this period rapidly in "poor 
Kensington," (as our ancestors, the petitioners used to call it.) They had, 
as appears from the record, still extant and in good condition, been annoyed 
by the perplexity of making Rate Bills for their neighbors from Wethersfield 
& Middletown, who belonged to their ecclesiastical society, but not to the town 
of Farmington, as they did. For several years in succession, they had ap- 
pointed Committees to negociate with them & to ask the Gen. Court for relief 
in this matter, but no material relief came until years had passed. The 
above vote to build a new Meeting house, with so small a majm-ity, & 
withal to go so far west for a location, ("which is supposed to be about 
where Milo Hotchkiss' new house stands,) kindled* a flame of jealousy, 
passion and prejudice, which seems never to have been quenched, until 
the final division and incorporation of a separate society. These fathers 
of ours had a great reverence and love for the honor and worship of God, 
had a constant care for the education of their children, were sensitive and 
jealous of their rights to a fault perhaps, were no doubt greatly tempted to 
be stubborn and self-willed, yet they were patriotic, hospitable, industri- 
ous and frugal. They abhorred popery, infidelity, prodigality, laziness 
and indebtedness. They were patient of labor, persevering and indomit- 
able in energy. Their living was obtained from the products of the soil, 
in a new country, and in an unsubdued wilderness. With the exception 
of Mr. Burnham they had but one Mr. in the whole community, viz. Mr. 
Ebenezer Gilbird (Gilbert,) his inventory 1726, Dec. 17th, amounted to 
£3,824 12s. 8d., this is less than some of his cotemporaries who died a 
little later. Saml Bronson, Miller, who sawed the timber for both the 1st 
& 2d Meeting-houses was located on that branch of the " betsis" (Matta- 
besset) river, later called Mill river,t and owned the Barret place, and 

* This Serg. John Norton lived by the well, at the southwest corner of Milo Hotch- 
kiss' house lot, the old house still well remembered by the oldest living.' It was on the 
corner of the main road from Farmington to Middletown, and is said on the record to 
be opposite the foot crossing on Mill river, freference doubtless to the locality of the 
present foot crossing. (Ed.) 

t This Mill river had a special interest in the minds of the colonists some half cen- 
tury later, inasmuch as it afforded lead with which to kill the British red coats. 

" Col. Selah Hart was appointed on a committee, 1775, in May, to provide such 
stores of lead as tliey shall judge necessary for the use of the Colony, to contract for 
& take lead ore that should be raised out of the Mine of Matthew Hart in Far. & to dig 
& raise ore in said mine if profitable & necessary for the Colony." 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 35 

the Mills, which fell to Charles, his youngest son, and after to Asahel, his 
grandson, known for many years as " Percival's Mills," but (now, 1867,) 
the site of a large manufacturing establishment of J. T. Hart & Co. The 
estate of this Samuel Bronson, (miller,) who died 22d April, 1752, 
amounted to £6,874 8s. 3d, Samuel Thompson and Samuel Lankton ap- 
praisers, 5th May, 1752. Among the items of the inventory are one 
negro man. Lot, £400, one negro wench, Hannah, £300, eldest boy, Saul, 
£200, youngest boy, Pharoh, £130, and he bequeathed by his will to 
Sarah, his grand -daughter, all his sheep, and an unborn child of Hannah, 
the wench. I have alluded in another place to the estate of Capt. William 
Burnham, and will instance but one more, that of Deacon Anthony Judd. 
He was a large farmer, lived in the north part, was a man of influence, 
represented the town of Farmington in the General Court many times, 
from 1717 to 1739, perhaps later, his residence where (now, 1867,) Mr. 
William Ellis lives, and used the same well — his will made 1750, the in- 
ventory of his estate dated 26th November, 1751, amounted to £5,360 old 
tenor. Did space allow, the author would delight in giving the location 
and a brief history of each of these worthies. But we return to some far- 
ther extracts from the ancient record of the society, since it is one of the 
principal sources of information. If the reader discovers a strange mix- 
ture of Church History, doings of the Ecclesiastical and School Society, 
with town matters intermingled, it only shows the necessity of the times 
and circumstances into which they were thrown. Remote from the cen- 
ter of power and influence, (Farmington village,) they felt their own 
wants and took the responsibility of supplying them the best way they 
could. If they occasionally chose a surveyor, a constable, a taverner, or 
voted that their sheep shall run on the common, or divided their parish 
into squaddams, (naturally the legitimate business of the town only,) yet 
they deemed it expedient to help themselves. We find a full record of a 
yearly appointment of a committee to look after the schools, to demand 
afid receive the "country" money for their encouragement. 

At a meeting of the society of Kensington, 7th Dec. 1730, Nathl Cole^. 
John Standley, Sarg. Geo. Hubbard, & Jonathan Lewis, were chosen a 
committee to order the prudentials for a school for this society for the year 
ensuing. At the same meeting the society agreed by vote to give to the 
Rev. Mr. Wm. Burnham for his labor in the Ministry the year past, the 

sum of £100 in Bills of public Credit, or in grain at the market price iu 

» ^^_^_ 

This lead mine is located on this Mill river, (a branch of the Betsis or Mattabesic,) on 
its west bank, a little distance below Moore's Mills, and the residence of Matthew Hart 
was the one now, 1863, owned and occupied by Shelden Moore, Esq. These diggings 
appear on the wiist bank of the stream at the right hand below the bridge, on the road 
as you pass from Kensington Church to the Mills. The Moore family have specimens, 
of the ore. (Ed.) 



36 INTRODUCTION. 

May next. And Jacob Deming & Sarj. John Andrus were chosen pru- 
dential comt. in addition to the present comt. for the year ensuing. 

A curious document on a matter of conscience we here find on record, 
dated Kensington 12th February, 1730-1. 

We whose names are here unto published, having been desired by fifty 
nine of the Inhabitants of Kensington in writing subscribed with their 
names, to give a resolution upon this question, viz. " Whether the Lot cast 
among us as it was, considering how the affairs thereof were managed 
from first to last, ought to be acounted by the whole society, binding to 
their consciences, there to erect ye Meeting house, viz. where the said Lot 
fell." And having each of them in ye writing promised that they will act 
agreeable to the Resolution we shall give of said Question under our 
hands (unles it be manifestly contrary to the rule of God's word,) as by 
the said writing may appear. We Resolve the said question in the affirm- 
ative, that it is our Judgement, that the Lot cast among them, as, it was 
considering how the affairs thereof were managed from first to last, ought 
to be accounted by ye whole society, binding to their consciences there to 
erect their Meeting house, viz. where the said Lot iell, and do advise that 
in a tender Regard to the honor of God, & for peace sake, their Meeting 
house be built there (where the said Lot fell,) by ye said society that they 
may avoid all danger of being involved in guilt. 

As witness our hands (signed) Nathaniel Chauncey, 

Jonathan Marsh, 
Samuel Whittlesey, 
Samuel Hall. 

From other pages of the book of records it appears that these are Rev. 
Mr. Jonathan Marsh, of Windsor, Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Chauncey, of Dur- 
ham, Rev. Mr. Samuel Whittlesey, of Wallingford, Rev. Mr. Samuel Hall " 
of Cheshire, and that this is the second council in this matter' of the cast- 
ing the Lot. The Lot seems to have been resorted to in order to a settle- 
ment of the extremes of a Location for the new Meeting-house. The 
east point was the southwest corner of John Root's house lot, nearly 
opposite Rev. Mr. Burnham's (now, 1862,) Mr. Norman Porter's. The 
other extreme west seems to have been the south-west corner of Sargent 
John Norton's lot, on the north side of Mill river, against the "Mill foot 
Bridge," about fourteen or fifteen rods from the highway northward, (as 
then described.) It appears that the society by vote had previously 
agreed to decide the controversy by lot, provided it could be done in a 
reasonable way and before sunset. It seems that Rev. Mr. Burnham was 
present, and after due caution and solemn invocation to God to give a per- 
fect lot, the first lot was drawn and it fell on the east side, and also the 
second lot was drawn, and it fell on the southwest corner of John Root's 
lot. The opposers of the eastern locality claimed that the matter was un- 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 37 

reasonable, and done after sunset. In looking over the list of the fifty- 
nine who agreed to abide the judgment of the council in this matter of the 
lot, there is the name of but one man from the northern section of the 
parish. 

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Society of Kensington 22d Sept. 
1731, then convened by order of the worshipful Mr. Nathl Standley, Esq. 
agreeable to the act of the Gen. Assembly at Hartford, May last, the 
aforesaid Mr, Standley being present at the meeting, the society made 
choice of Thos Hart for Clerk, also made choice of Left Isaac Norton, 
Sargt Hez. Hooker & Stephen Kelsey for a committee to warn & Lead 
Society meetings for the remainder of the year, also made choice of Nathl 
Cole,. John Standley, Sargt Geo. Hubbard & Jonathan Lewis a committee 
to order the prudentials of the School for the remainder of the year. 
■ At the same meeting it was tried by vote whether the society would 
proceed to build a new Meeting house for this Society or no, & it was 
negatived. 

At the same meeting Matthew Hart was chosen Collector of the Min- 
isters' Rate this year. 

At a meeting of the society of Kensington 19th Oct. 1731, they voted 
& agreed to prefer a Memorial to the Gen. Assemblynow convened at 
New Haven, praying them to order, appoint & affix the place, where on, 
our Meeting house shall be Erected. 

At a meeting of the society of Kensington 25th Oct. 1733, a Rate of 
twelve pence on the pound, was granted for the purpose of building a new 
Meeting house, & Joseph Porter was chosen collector of the same. 

At a meeting of the Society of Kensington, 2d Dec. 1734, Capt. Ste- 
phen Lee was chosen Moderator, & Thos Hart Clerk, granted to Joseph 
Steele for sweeping the old Meeting house for ye year past £1 7t'. 6d. 

The same meeting made choice of Deacon Anthony Judd, Wm Burn- 
ham & Left Isaac Norton to settle account with the Committee for building 
the new Meeting house, & report. 

At the same meeting it was agreed by the society that no vote should be 
taken after the Sun is set, for the space of 2 years. 

At a meeting of the Society of Kensington 3d Dec. 1735, Capt. Stephen 
Lee Moderator & Thos Hart Clerk, granted to Rev. Mr. Wm Burnham 
for his services in the Ministry the year past a salary of £140, to be paid 
in money or good & merchantable grain at, the prices following, viz. wheat 
at 10s. rye at 6s. & Indian Corn at 5s. 

Parish of Ken. 1 Dec. 1736, Capt Stephen Lee Moderator, Thos Hart 
Clerk, Deacon Anthony Judd & Capt Thos Curtiss chosen a Comt, to 
agree with Thos Hart about the price of the land on which our new Meet- 
ing house stands, & to agree about the fence around the Meeting house. 

At a society meeting Ken. 7th Dec. 1737, Dea Anthony Judd Moder- 



38 INTEODUCTION. 

ator, Thos Hart clerk, granted to Ins. Saml Lankton for sweeping the 
Meeting house, voted that the Comt, of the society, provide a suitable 
Drum, and procure some meet person to beat it on Sabbath days, for the 
year ensuing, & also provide an hour glass, with a suitable frame for it, & 
put them up on the pulpit, in ye Meeting house. Voted that Zebulon 
Curtice, Josiah Lee, & Daniel Dewy, be the Rate makers for the year 
ensuing. 

At a Society Meeting 6th Dec. 1738, Left Saml Hart Moderator, Thos 
Hart Clerk, granted Thos Hart £4 for sweeping the meeting house, & to 
Ins Saml Lankton 5s. for an hour glass, & to Nathl Winchel 30s. for 
beating the drum the past year, & to John Hinsdil for a frame to the 
Meeting house glass, 128. 

At the same meeting it was agreed by vote, that Dea. A. Judd & Dea. 
Thos Hart, be a comt, to seat as speedily as may be, the Inhabitants of this 
society in the Meeting house at their best discretion. 

At the same meeting was granted to Wm Ellis 7s. 6d. & to Allen 
Goodrich 2s. 6d. for framing a bier to carry the dead. It was also voted 
& agreed that Elisha Goodrich may take within his own enclosure the 
burying yard of this society, for five years, provided the said Elisha Good- 
rich clear, & keep the said yard clear from brush, & keep swine from root- 
ing the same. 

Society meeting 9th May, 1739, chose Dea. Thos Hart in their behalf 
to go before the Gen. Assembly Instantly holden at Hartford, there to 
show reason if any be why the Memorial of Capt. Stephen Lee & Dea. 
Judd &c. now depending before said Assembly should not be granted. 

Annual meeting of Ken. Soc. 3d Dec. 1740, Capt Stephen Lee Moder- 
ator, Thos Hart Clerk, Society granted to Rev. Mr. Wm Burnham*a 
Salary of £160 to be paid in money or grain at the market price, for his 
good service in the Ministry the year past. 

These ancestors of ours were made of stern stuff; perhaps they could 
bend, but did not accustom themselves to do so very often. And now 
comes the tug of war. They became restless, and apparently contentious 
and unhappy for a long series of years. Their chief troubles seem to 
arise from the difficulty in fixing on a location for the new meeting-house. 
The following shows the sad plight into which they had fallen : 
" General Court holden at New Haven, October, 1732. 
" Whereas the Inhabitants of the parish of Kensington applied them- 
selves by their Committee to this Assembly at their session in May last, 
praying that a Committee might be appointed to fix a place for setting a 
Meeting house in said parish, and whereas the said Assembly did then 

* Rev. "Wm Burnham was chosen Moderator of the Gen. Association of Ct. at their 
meeting in Stratford, A. X>. 1738; his name is first on the list of Moderators of Gen. 
Association of Ct. 



KENSINGTON PARISH. S9 

appoint Capt John Rigs, Capt Isaac Dickerman, & Mr. Ebenezer West to 
repair to said parisli, view the circumstances, & fix the place for building 
a Meeting House &c And whereas saiJ Comt, reported to the said As- 
sembly that they in pursuance of the trust reposed in them had affixed the 
place for building a Meeting house in said parish, and the Assembly there- 
upon Enacted that a Meeting House in said Society or parish shall be 
erected in Deacon Thos Hart's home lot, on the north side of the High 
way but adjoining thereto, to stand about one rod south of an apple-tree 
which is partly dead, at which place the said Rigs, Dickerman & West 
have pitched down a stake, and the Inhabitants of said Society are hereby 
directed & ordered, with all convenient speed to proceed to raise & finish 
the said house, at the above described place, & Whereas it has been cer- 
tified to this Court by Mr. Thos Hart, Clerk of said Society, that at a 
Meeting of the Inhabitants of said Society on the 14th day of June last 
past, it was Resolved by their vote that they would not appoint suitable & 
meet persons to be a Committee to set up, build, & finish a house proper 
& suitable for said Society to attend God's public worship in, on the place 
the General Assembly hath lately appointed for the same. 

" Be it therefore Enacted by the Governor & Council & Representa- 
tives at Genl Court Assembled, & by the Authority of the same, that the 
Treasurer of this Colony shall in his warrant for gathering the next coun- 
try rate, direct and Command the Constable of the Town of Farmington 
to collect with the same of the inhabitants of Kensington, Nine pence upon 
the pound of the Polls & ratable Estate of said Society, & the said Consta- 
ble is hereby ordered, directed & impowered, to assess & gather the same 
of said Inhabitants of said Society, & the same being so gathered he shall 
deliver to the Treasurer, who is hereby ordered & directed upon the 
receipt thereof, to pay out the same to Capt. John Marsh, Mr. James 
Church & Capt. Thos Seymour, all of Hartford, who are hereby appointed 
& impowered to be a Committee or any two of them, to erect & finish a 
Meeting Hou?e at the place aforesaid, for the Society aforesaid. And_ 
said Comt, are hereby also ordered & directed to make all convenient 
speed in the business aforesaid, & give an account to the Assembly of 
their disbursements of the money aforesaid, & how far they have proceeded 
therewithal in the business aforesaid, that the Assembly may order what 
money may be further necessary for the finishing said house to be gathered 
of the Inhabitants of said Society & to be by said Comt, improved for that 
end. 

We have now come to the autumn of the year 1733, the Committee 
from Hartford (as will hereafter more fully appear,) have "set up & fin- 
ished a Meeting house by the appletree in Deacon Thos Hart's home lot ;" 
itris said to be " 60x45 ft. & capable of holding 1500 persons."* The 

* We are not informed how they were seated, or whether seated at all. . 



40 



INTRODUCTION. 



constable is still drawing forth the hard earned coin from the reluctant 
pockets of the parishioners, and from the northern section it comes forth 
at last and is laid upon the table for the collector to count, with a kind of 
will and snap which signifies, " Well, you shall see what comes of this by 
and by." And yet they make haste slow, for it is some six years before we 
hear from them in the following petition : 

" To the Hon, Gen. Assembly of his Majesties Eng. Colony of Connec- 
ticut in New Eng. to be convened at Hartford 10 May 1739 which is to 
show that we the Subscribers hereunto, Inhabitants of the North part of 
Kensington parish in Farmington, are under great difficulty to attend the 
public Worship of God, by reason of the length & badness of travel, espe- 
cially at some seasons of the year — Whereupon your Memorialists humbly 
pray that this Hon. Assembly would consider our difficulty & afford us 
some relief, by. granting us the liberty of four Months to meet at some 
convenient place for the ease of our travel to attend the public worship of 
God^for the time above specified, we humbly pray that we may be re- 
leased from paying one third part of the year to our present Minister, pro- 
vided we procure some suitable person to preach to us the time above 
specified, or to find some other way as this Hon. Assembly in their great 
wisdom shall think best for our ease & comfort to attend the public Wor- 
ship, & we are as our duty is shall ever pray — 

Dated at Kensington 9 May 1739 — 



Ebenezer North 
John Kelsey 
Joseph Smith 
Joseph Smith jun 
Azariah Smith 
Jedediah Smith 
Josiah Lee 
Simmons Woodruff 
Isaac Lee 



Stephen Lee Benjn Judd jun 

Benjn Judd John Judd 

Uriah Judd Phineas Judd 

James Judd Anthony Judd 

Zeb. Curtice Daniel Dewy 

Thos Curtice Saml HoUister 

" Isaac Lee jun Elijah Bronson 

Joshua Mather Joseph Woodruff 

Jonathan Lewis 

The parish of Kensington was notified and s^bpoened to attend and 
show cause why the above should not be granted. The question was put 
to the lower house and negatived. The question was put to the upper 
house and negatived. A single remark is called for just here, viz. the 
signers to the above petition are supposed to have (at that date) lived at 
and south of the present house of Richard Judd's, and all east and south 
of the present village of New Britain, and also within the limits of the 
present town lines ; all other families within the present limits of this town 
went either to Newiiigton or Farmington for public worship. These peti- 
tions not only show the conflicting opinions of the different sections, but 
also the locality of the subscribers. The oldest living descendants will 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 41 

see that the following petitioners lived near the meeting house referred to 
in the petition, or central part of the parish. 

" To the Hon. Gen. Assembly of his Majesties English Colony of Con- 
necticut, now sitting at Hartford. The humble Memorial of Thos Heart, 
John Norton, & others subscribers hereunto all Inhabitants of Kensington 
parish in Farmington in Hartford county humbly showeth — That after a 
long contention in said parish about a place of Divine service, this Hon. 
Assembly, did at their session in May 1732 by their committee ascertain 
the place for the same, but on the Inhabitants neglecting to build a house, 
though in extreme want thereof, this Assembly at their next session did 
appoint and authorize a committee to build said house which they speedily 
and effectually performed of the dimensions of sixty feet in length and 45 
in breadth containing in the whole about 1500 persons, this notwithstand- 
ing that part of said parish that dwell in the Middletown bounds, have 
been and are endeavoring now to draw off from us (as your Honors are 
very sensible) & have parish privileges by themselves elsewhere, although 
the North corner of their bounds be within | Mile of said Meeting house 
& the greatest part of the parish is within 2 miles thereof traveling in the 
highways, & that the Northern part of the Inhabitants of the parish of 
Kensington, that dwell much farther from the place of public worship 
than those mentioned in Middletown, & their travel there too in general 
as bad as the other, did in December last at the annual meeting of the In- 
habitants pray that they might all within such & such bounds have leave 
to obtain of this Assembly, parish privileges for themselves — which prayer 
aforesaid the Inhabitants granted as followeth viz- — Voted that Deacon 
Anthony Judd be a committee in behalf of said Society to address the 
Hon. Gen. Assembly at their session in May next, to appoint a committee 
of able & disinterested persons, at the charge of the parish, to repair to 
the same, view the circumstances with relation to said prayer, & report to 
the Assembly of what they think proper to be done in the case, but said 
Dea. Judd neglecting to move in the affair (for what reason we tnow not 
except to help off our south quarter at this time & to break up the whole 
parish) whereupon with our committee neglecting, or rather refusing to 
warn a Society meeting at this time, your Honor's Memorialists are obliged 
in this manner to address this Assembly, humbly praying your Honors 
once more to take the broken & divided circumstances of "poor Kensington" 
into your wise consideration, & if consistent with your wisdom appoint & 
authorize a judicious committee (at the Societies charge) to come and 
view our whole circumstances as to the affairs above mentioned & make 
return of what they think best to be done Tor the best good of each quarter 
of said parish, or some other way prevent the confusion, we are in danger 
otherwise of falling into, & your Memorialists as in duty bound shall ever 
pray. Kensington, 17 May, 1742. Signed, 



42 INTKODUCTION. 

Thos Heart Jolin Root John Cowles, 

Jacob Deming Gasham Hollister Nathl Cole 

Joseph Steele Daniel Cowles Job Cole 

Elisha Goodrich Jonathan Lee Saml Cowles 

James North Wm Burnhamjun Saml Thompson 

Moses Gilbert Ebenezer Heart Allen Goodrich 

Samuel Seymour Isaac North Joseph Porter 

Saml Lankton Nathl Heart Saml Bronson 

To the Hon. Gen. Assembly of his Majesties Colony in Connecticut 
now sitting in Hartford, Thoe Hart, Saml Keymour, Hezekiah Hart, Saml 
Lankton, Joseph Porter & many others the major part of the Inhabitants 
of the parish of Kensington in the town of Farmington Humbly beg leave 
to show that the Rev. Wm Burnham our worthy Pastor having had long 
& great bodily infirmity accordingly on the 18th of Inst May signified to 
our Society Committee his inability longer to discharge his pastoral oflSce 
among us & thereupon as soon as possible, viz, on the 26 Inst said Society 
met & agreed & voted if necessary to call some person on probation in 
order to settle among us in the Ministry, the vote is on record, & also it 
being put to vote whether they should apply to the Association &c for 
more special advice it was in fact voted in the affirmative, but yet sundry 
persons declaring it to be doubtful & moved it might be tried again, the 
moderator, Capt. Isaac Hart said it was impossible to know whether it 
was a vote or not, refused any farther trial of it & so no entry thereof was 
made on the record, thereupon further there being a proposal in writing 
exhibited to said meeting, whether it was the mind of said Society to apply 
to the South Association of Hartford County for advice touching their 
divided & unsettled state, it being read it was voted that the matters in 
said writing should be tryed by vote of said Society. Immediaitely where- 
upon may it please your Honors & before that matter so agreed upon was 
or could be tried or put to vote, the said moderator stood up and declared 
he dismissed the said meeting, all respecting the vote above excepted 
appear on the records of the society. Whereupon we would further ob- 
serve to your Honors that as the said meeting was dismissed as aforesaid, 
nothing to purpose being done, so is the said Society under no advantage 
of having any thing done in the premises till our next annual meeting in 
December next, our Society Committee neglecting or declining to warn 
any meeting, before, so that such and so unhappy are our circumstances 
as not only to be actually destitute of the Gospel Ministry among us, but 
by any regular means we can use unable to obtain a Man upon probation 
for the Ministry, or so much as' by any public vote or act of the Society 
to manifest our desire to have or call one. Our humble and earnest re- 
quest therefore to your Honors is that some one or more of said Society 
may be specially empowered to warn a Society meeting in said parish to 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 43 

be held on such day as your Honors shall appoint and also to appoint some 
suitable person to lead, & be the moderator of such meeting in & respect- 
ing all such matters as they may act ond do, & so we need not be need- 
lessly & unreasonably delayed in a matter of such importance, & we as in 
duty bound shall ever pray, &c. 

Dated at Hartford, this 27th day of May, 1743. 

Thos Hart 
Saml Seymour 
Hezekiah Hart 
Saml Lankton 
Joseph Porter. 

Upon the memorial of Deacon Thomas Hart, Saml Seymour, Hezekiah 
Hart, and others inhabitants of the parish of Kensington, setting forth the 
great disorder and confusion in said parish, praying for relief. 

Resolved by this Assembly that the said Dea. Thos Hart, Samuel 
Thompson and Nathaniel Hart, of said Kensington, shall warn all the in- 
habitants of said society that have a right to vote in parish meeting, to 
meet on the 6th day of June next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of -said day, 
at the meeting house in said parish, then and there to transact in such 
affairs as may relate to said society, and this Assembly do appoint and 
fully empower Mr. Joseph Buckingham of Hartford, to conduct and lead 
said meeting as their moderator, and the said moderator is hereby directed 
to lead paid meeting in all such matters and things as he shall think proper, 
that so peace and order, (if possible,) may be restored to said society and 
those people conducted in a proper method to the gaining a suitable per- 
son to settle with or supply the place of their aged and infirm minister, 
who hath acquainted that parish that he is not able to serve them longer, 
to be done at the cost of said parish. 

Concurred in ye Lower House, passed in the upper House. 

Test James Fowler, Clerk. Test Geo. Wyllys, Sec. 

It will be seen that the following petition emanates from " outsiders," 
for they complain of " long' distances" and bad roads. 

To the Hon. the Gen. Assembly of his Majesties Colony of Connecticut, 
to be convened at New Haven on the second Thursday of October next, 
viz. 1745, the memorial of the subscribers' hereto, being inhabitants of the 
parish of Kensington, in Farmington, in Hartford County, humbly show- 
eth, that your honor's memorialists are some of them, inhabitants of the 
south part of said parish, are at a great distance from the place of worship 
in said parish, viz. some three, some four, some six miles therefrom, by 
which means it comes to pass that youi: honor's memorialists with great 
difficulty get to the place of public worship with their families in good 
weather, and in the winter season have been obliged to hire preaching 
among themselves, for which they have expended some hundreds of pounds. 



44 



INTEODUCTION. 



Your Honor's Memorialists would also further inform that the said parish 
are now about to settle a minister among them; and your honor's memori- 
alists think it very hard for them to be obliged to bear their proportion of 
the extraordinary charge of the same in their present situation, especially 
when that part of said parish who live near the meeting-house are well 
able to do the same, and since a part at least of those inhabitants of said 
parish who live near the meeting-house as aforesaid being convinced of the 
reasonableness of our being eased of the aforesaid burdens, are willing to 
have us set off as a parish by ourselves, whereupon your honor's Memori- 
alists humbly pray that as to equity appertains, your Honors, in your 
wonted wisdom and goodness would take into consideration the case of 
your Honor's Memorialists, appoint a committee to view said parish, and 
report to your Honors where and in what manner would be most conven- 
ient and proper for your Honor's Memorialists to be set off as a parish by 
themselves, and that your Honors accordingly grant that your Honor's 
Memorialists be set off and made a society by themselves, and your Honor's 
Memorialists as in duty bound shall ever pray. 

The question being put to the lower House they concurred. 



Joseph Hills, 
Joseph Hopkins, 
Isaac Parsons, 
Jonatha;n Hills, 
Abraham Hills, 
Moses Hills, 
Moses Peck, 
Samuel Peck, jun., 
Timothy Bronson, 
John Standley, 
Aaron Bronson, 
Isaac Hart, 
Nathan Cole, 
Stephen Cole, 
Amos Peck, 
Matthew Cole, 
Noah Smith, 



Amos Judd, 
John Chivers, 
Josiah Lee, 
Watts Hubbard, 
Abijah Peck, 
Daniel Smith, 
Samuel Peck, 
Isaac Peck, 
Elisha Peck, 
Anthony Judd, 
Phineas Judd, 
Joseph Smith, jun., 
Jedediah Smith 
Benjamin Judd, 
Nathan Judd, 
James Judd, 



Stephen Lee, 
Benjamin Judd, jun., 
Isaac Lee, 
Stephen Lee, jun., 
Simmons Woodruff, 
Jonathan Lewis, 
John Cole, 
Isaac Norton, jun., 
Samuel Smith, 
John Kelsey, 
Elisha Cole, 
Hezekiah Bronson, 
Abraham Parsons, 
George Hubbard, 
Daniel Dewy, 
Aaron Aspinwall. 



Uri*i Judd, 

The question being put to the upper house it was voted Nay. 

We have here a sketch of a petition from a few persons in the location 
of the present village of New Britain, and those living west of it. 

April 27th, 1752. Memorial of the subscribers who say they belong 
to the first Ecclesiastical Society in Farmington, say they are from six to 
eight miles from the place of public worship in Farmington, say they have 
heretofore paid Ministerial Taxes to that society, ask now to be set to Ken- 
sington. 



KENSINGTON PAEISH. 45 

The Assembly voted Nay. 

Nathan Booth, Moses Andrus, 

John Judd, Job Bronson, 

Joshua Mather, Widow Hannah Boot, 

Nathaniel Judd,* Elijah Hart, 

James Hosington,* Ephraim Boardman,* 

Judah Hart, 
Six and a half years have now passed and we hear again from the out- 
siders and about their difficulties. 

To the Hon. Gen. Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, to be con- 
vened and holden at Hartford, in the said Colony, on the second Thursday 
of May, 1752. 

The Memorial of us the subscribers, some of us living in the southwest 
part of the parish of Kensington, in the town of Farmington, in the county 
of Hartford, and others of us living in the north part of said parish of 
Kensington, in the town of Farmington, humbly showeth : 

That the situation of the said society is such that those inhabitants liv- 
ing in the extreme parts thereof, for a great part of the year can not with- 
out the utmost difficulty attend the public worship, where the Meeting 
house now is, that by reason thereof great difficulties have subsisted in 
said Society for many years past, and applications have been repeatedly 
paade to this Assembly in order to a division of said society, and Commit- 
tees have been appointed, and they have reported in favor of such divis- 
ion, and your Memorialists are now assured that no expedient remains 
that will restore peace, resettle the gospel among us to general satisfaction, 
and put an end to our expensive and baneful controversy, but to have 
such division accomplished. 

We therefore hereby intreat the interposition of this Hon. Assembly 
that they will once more employ their wisdom and power to extricate us 
from our still subsisting troubles, that they will at least grant a Committee 
to view our circumstances to judge of the expediency of dividing our soci- 
,ety, and if they judge that to be expedient and necessary as other Com- 
mittees heretofore appointed for that purpose have done, that then they be 
directed to draw the lines for such division and make their report to this 
Assembly at this present session, or at their session in October next, and 
as in duty bound ever pray. 

Dated 27th day of April, 1752. 

This negatived. 

Josiah Lee, Stephen Lee 2d, James Judd, 

Benjamin Judd, jun., Nathan Judd, Uriah Judd, 

* Those three with this mark lived at the west part of " Blew Hills" at the south 
end of the mountain, near the present residence of Gad Andrews, and all lived ou the 
" Reserved lands" of Farmington. 



46 



INTKODTJCTION. 



Ezra Belden, 
Jedediah Smith, 
Joseph Smith, jun., 
Ladwick Hotchkiss, 
Matthew Cole, 
Elijah Woodruff, 
Jonathan Lewis, 
Stephen Cole, 
Peck, 
Isaac Parsons, 
Solomon Winchell, 
Hez. Winchell, jun., 



Stephen Lee, 
Joseph Smith, 
Joseph Woodruff, 
Simmons Woodruff, 
Stephen Hollister, 
Ebenezer Hart, 
John Kelsey, 
Al. Grimes, 
Daniel Dewy, 
Adonijah Lewis, 
Phineas Judd, 
Hezekiah Winchell. 



Elisha Cole, 

David Hills, 

Abraham Hills, 

Aaron Bronson, 

Isaac Lee, 

Elijah Bronson, 

Amos Judd, 

Abraham Parsons, 

Robert Booth, 

Elisha Booth, 
Barnes, 

Benjamin Judd, 
A.t a meeting of Ken. Society 2d Dec. 1741, Sar't Samuel Thompson, 
Wm Burnham, jun. and Ebenezer Hart were chosen a committee, in be- 
half of the society, to receive into their hands all that estate in bonds and 
money that is or may be divided to that part of this society that dwell in 
the bounds of Farmington, as their part or proportion of the money that is 
or shall be given by the purchasers of the seven townships, called the 
" western lands," to be loaned out by said committee from time to time, as 
occasion shall require, always disposing of the interest thereof for the sup- 
porting a lawful school in this society, according to the acts and laws of 
government relating thereto, and be accountable to said society for their 
doings when required thereto. 

At the same meeting upon the motion of Capt. Stephen Lee and others 
living in the northern part of this parish, praying that they might with the 
leave of the Hon. Gen. Assembly be released from ministerial charges in 
this society, and be a society by themselves, it was agreed by vote that 
Dea. Anthony Judd be a committee in behalf of the society to address the 
Hon. Gen. Assembly at their session in May next, to appoint a committee 
of able and disinterested persons, at the charge of the parish, to come into 
the parish, view its circumstances with relation to said motion, and make 
report of what they think is proper to be done in the case. 

At a meeting of Kensington parish 1st Dee. 1742, Capt. Stephen Lee 
moderator and Samuel Hart clerk, granted to Rev. Wm Burnham £160 
old tenor for his service in the ministry the past year, and to Mr. Judson 
for his service in the ministry £18 old tenor. 

At the same meeting was granted to Joseph Porter for his journey to 
Stratford for Mr. Judson and entertaining Mr. Judson and his horse, £7 
16s. old tenor. 

At the same meeting it was voted that the " schoole" committee for the 
time being, should by their major vote determine the particular place for 
each schoole in ye several "squadrons," — (an improvement inspellingj) — 
in said society. 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 47 

At the same meeting voted to pay Mr. David Judson for preaching Ijte 
word among us for the space of four months after the 1st of Dec. inst. in 
proportion as we paid when he preached before, and that his rate be gath- 
ered distinct, by itself. 

At a society meeting 26th May, 1743, Capt. Isaac Hart, moderator, a 
rote was taken whether they thought it necessary to call in some suitable 
person on probation ; voted in the affirmative. 

At a meeting of Kensington society lawfully warned, held 26th August, 
1743, it was agreed by vote that all male persons over eighteen years of 
age, and all females from sixteen years old and upward, shall be seated in 
the meeting-house by the following ■ committee, viz. : Isaac North, David 
Sage, Moses Peck, Joseph Porter, Joseph Smith, jun., and John Hooker, 
and Capt. Jonathan Lewis, at their discretion. 

At a meeting of Kensington society 13th Sept., 1744, voted to endeavor 
to call in some suitable person to preach the gospel amongst us, provided 
Rev. Mr. Wm Burnham will oblige himself to relinquish his salary at or 
before ye settlement of said person, by 77 votes affirmative, and 43 nega- 
tive, and at the same meeting it was voted to call the much esteemed Mr. 
Edward Dorr on probation, provided the Rev. Elders of the South Asso- 
ciation advise thereto. 

Kensington parish meeting 22d Nov. 1744. Voted to call and settle if 
it may be Mr. Edward Dorr, (now laboring in the society,) in the work of 
the ministry, according to gospel order, there being 94 votes in affirmative 
and 56 in the negative. 

At a meeting 3d Wednesday of Dec. 1744, it was voted if Mr. Edward 
Dorr be ordained to the work of the ministry in this society, he shall have 
a salary of £50 lawful money for six years, after that £60 lawful money, 
or grain equivalent thereto. 

At the same meeting it was voted to desire and entreat the Rev. Mr. 
Samuel Whitman of Farmington, the Rev. Mr. Wm Russel and Mr. Ed- 
ward Eells of Middletown, the Rev. Mr, Ashbel Woodbridge of Glasen- 
bury, and the Rev. Mr. James Lockwood of Wethersfield, as soon as may 
be to come into this society and hear and consider the circumstances and 
pleas of the inhabitants thereof in relation to the settlement of a minister 
among us, and in their wisdom advise us in the two following particulars : 
viz. first, whether it be for the honor of God and the interest of religion 
for us under our particular circumstances to endeavor to settle a minister 
among us over the whole parish, and second, whether it be our duty to pro- 
ceed in our endeavors to have Mr. Edward Dorr settled in the gospel min- 
istry among us or no. The above council met at Kensington 2d Jan. 
1744, Rev. Mr. Samuel Whitman, moderator, and Rev. Mr. Edward 
Eells, scribe. 
We being called by the society of Kensington to advise you with respect 



48 INTEODUCTION. 

to^he settlement of a gospel minister among you, and particularly to re- 
solve the two following questions, viz. 1st question, "Whether it be for the 
honor of God and the interest of religion, for us, under our present cir- 
cumstances, to endeavor to settle a minister among us over the whole 
parish. , Second question, "Whether it be our duty to proceed in our en- 
deavors to have Mr. Edward Dorr settled in the gospel ministry among, 
us, or no. 

Having heard your pleas, and considered your circumstances, with re- 
spect to the first question, we are of opinion you are one entire body under 
the obligations of maintaining the public worship of God among you so 
long as he in his Providence continues you so, it is for the honor of God 
and interest of Religion among you that there be a Pastor over the whole 
parish. "With respect to the second question, considering your divided 
circumstances, we advise that Mr. Edward Dorr be continued to preach 
among you till June next, by which time it may be God in his Providence 
may more open and clear the way of his and your duty with respect to 
his settlement among you, and that then d,pplication be made to the Asso- 
ciation for their advice in your further proceeding. 

Voted affirmative, Samuel "Whitman, 

Signed, "Wm Russell, 

Ashbel "Woodbridge, 
Edward Eels, 
James Lockwood. 

A true copy, test Edward Eells, scribe. 

At a parish meeting, 6th Feb. 1744-5, 

Voted to comply with the advice of council, and also to desire Mr. Dorr 
to continue his labors with us till June, and Thos Hart appointed to apply 
to Association on our behalf for advice ; said committee waited on the 
Association and obtained the following advice, viz. : 

The Society at Kensington applying to us for advice in respect to J*Ir. 
Edward Dorr, we advise them to proceed to his settlement, with the care, 
deliberation, and caution needful in so weighty an affair, it not appearing 
to us, there is any sufficient objection against their proceeding to his set- 
tlement, in case on a proper examination he appears suitably quaUfied for 
the work of the ministry. 

Signed Edward Eells, Scribe. 

Colchester, 5th June, 1745. 

At a meeting 10th Oct. 1745, the society offered Mr. Dorr as a settle- 
ment £700, old tenor, and £50 salary for six years, and £60 yearly after 
six years ; also chose at the same meeting Thos Hart on behalf of the 
society to go to the Gen. Assembly at New Haven, there to answer to the 
memorial of Capt. Stephen Lee and others, praying for a parish by them- 
selves. 



KENSINGTON PAEISH. 49 

The answer of Mr. Dorr to the offer. 

" To the inhabitants of the society of Kensington, with respect to the 
terms and proposals you have made to me in your votes bearing date 10th 
Oct. 1745, both for the settlement and annual salary, in case I be ordained 
and settled among you, my final answer is, that I do hereby accept of each 
and every of the sums therein granted, according to the time and times 
therein mentioned as sufficient encouragement, both for settlement and an 
annual salary, as witness my hand." Edward Dorr. 

Dated in Lyme, 30th Oct. 1745. 

To cut short the history of this protracted controversy, let me briefly 
say that the society somewhat changed their position in regard to Mr. 
Dorr; they reconsidered all former votes about his salary, and offered him 
by a msijor vote, 20th August, 1746, a sum equal to one-eighth of the sum 
of the salaries of the eight neighboring parishes, and called another coun- 
cil to consider and advise in the matter. In the mean time Capt. Stephen 
Lee and others, of the north part of the parish, were pressing their peti- 
tions to the General Court for a separation, and the Rev. Mr. Burnham, 
whose health had failed somewhat by infirmity, had greatly improved, so 
that the council upon these considerations discouraged the settlement of 
Mr. Dorr, and advised the society to sustam Mr. Burnham. Their record 
shows their regard to the advice, for at the annual meeting, December 3d, 
1746, they voted him £190, in bills of public credit, or grain at market 
price, for his salary for the past year, and in 1747 he was paid £200, old 
tenor, and in 1748 they granted Rev. Mr. Burnham £350, old tenor. 

At the annual meeting of Kensington parish 6th December, 1749, John 
Hooker, moderator, Thomas Hart, clerk, Samuel Smith and Phineas Judd, 
collectors of Mr. Burnham's rate that may be granted, the said Phineas 
Judd to collect that pertaining to Farmington, and the said Samuel Smith 
to collect that part of the rates that pertain to Middletown and Wethers- 
field inhabitants to pay ; granted to Rev. Mr. William Burnham, for his 
service in the work of the ministry the past year, as his salary, £300 in 
money of the old currency, or in wheat at £1 15s. per bushel, or " ry" at 
£1 50, or Indian corn at 15s. per bushel. 

At a meeting of Kensington parish, 18th October, 1750, Capt. Amos 
Porter, moderator, the inhabitants agreed by vote to address themselves 
unto the present General Assembly of this government, to send us a com- 
mittee to view our circumstances, whether we shall divide or continue as 
we are, and if said committee think fit in their wisdom to divide us, then 
for said committee to draw lines for said division, and at the same meeting 
Capt. Joseph Porter and Mr. Daniel Smith were chosen a coramittee to go, 
to the General Assembly, and endeavor to obtain the above said committee. 

At the annual meeting 5th December, 1750, Capt. Amos Porter, mod- 
erator, Thomas Hart, clerk, it was voted to raise a rate of £175 to !je 
4 



50 INXEODUCTION. 

speedily gathered and paid to the administrator of the estate of Rev. Mr. 
William Burnliam, deceased, for his service in the ministry the year past, 
to be paid in money, old tenor, or grain at the market price, first of May 
next. 

At the same meeting Capt Samuel Cowles, Capt. Joseph Porter, Elisha 
Bronson, and Ins. Nathaniel Hart were chosen rate makers. Also agreed 
that the prudential committee for the year ensuing have full power at the 
society charge to provide a Minister or Ministers to preach with us until 
the last day of May next. 

At the same meeting it was voted that Elijah Bronson take due care of 
stray sheep in ffarmington part of the Society. 

December 11th, 1751, it was voted to get the advice of the Rev. Asso- 
ciation to call some suitable candidate upon probation, there being 82 
votes in ye affirmative & 63 in the negative. 

At the same meeting it was signitied by vote that it was their minds to 
call in Mr. Ezra Stiles as a candidate, if the Association shall so advise, 
& Ins. Nathaniel Hart & Joseph Porter were chosen a committee to seek 
their advice. 

On the 19 th May, 1752, John Hooker, Esq. was chosen Moderator, 
being 74 votes in the affirmative & 64 in the negative; question was tried 
whether the society would appoint any person or persons to go to General 
Assembly now sitting at Hartford, to show reason why the several Memo- 
rials now made to said Assembly relating to the division of this society into 
several Ecclesiastical societies, & it was voted in the affirmative by 81 to 
64 in the negative, & Thomas Hart & John Hooker were chosen a com- 
mittee to go & Remonstrate against said Memorials by a vote of 77 affirm- 
ative & 64 negative ; the question was tried whether the society would 
continue one entire parish & endeavor to settle a Minister for the whole 
or not. Voted in the affirmative by 81 to 66 negative. 

At this meeting the Heirs & Administrator of Rev. Mr. Burnham, de- 
ceased, presented a claim for arrearages of salary due the Estate ; the So- 
ciety voted against paying the claim & appointed Sarg. Caleb Galpin, .lohn 
Hooker, Esq. & Sarg. Moses Peck to do what they may to obstruct the 
claim, at court. 

At an adjourned meeting of the society held 3d Tuesday of Dec. 1752, 
it was signified by a full major vote, that it was their desire to have the 
much esteemed Mr. Aaron Brown, called to preach the Gospel among us 
as a probationer, in order to a settlement, & Ins. Jonathan Lee, Jobe Cole 
& Isaac North were chosen a committee to supply the pulpit the year en- 
suing, at the cost of the society, & to apply to the South Association for 
their advice as occasion shall call for. 

At a meeting 1st March, 1753, Ins. Daniel Dewy, Moderator, it was 
agreed to call & settle ye much Esteemed Mr. Aaron Brown, and Sarg. 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 51 

Caleb Galpin, Capt. Joseph Porter & Isaac Lee were appointed a com- 
mittee to treat with Mr. Brown about his settlement & Salary — the meet- 
ing then adjourned to the next Monday, when the said Mr. Brown having 
informed the Inhabitants that he thought it not convenient so suddenly to 
propose to the society the said terms, whereupon at the same meeting the 
society voted to pay to Mr. Brown the full sum of £2000 in money of the 
old tenor, provided he be settled with us, & it was also voted to give him 
as a yearly salary for the first two years fifty-five pounds per year in pro- 
clamation money, & the third year after his settlement as aforesaid, £65 
in proclamation money, and after the expiration of the third year his salary 
shall be £70 proclamation money, during the whole term of time he shall 
continue in the Ministry with us, to be paid in silver money or Bills of 
• Credit equivalent tliereto, or in grain equivalent to proclamation money. 

At a meeting of Kensington society held 8th May, 1753, John Hooker, 
Esq. Moderator, voted that John Hooker, Esqr. & Sarg't Isaac North be a 
committee to Remonstrate, against the Memorial of Capt. Jonathan Lewis 
& others of this society that may be preferred or oflFered to the General 
Assembly of this government to be convened the 2d Thursday of May 
Inst. 

September 5th, 1753, A society Meeting was held in which the question 
was tried by vote whether it was their minds to keep together in one entire 
pai'ish, and the vote was 59 affirmative & 53 Negative. 

October 19th, 1753, At a meeting lawfully warned, it was voted to em- 
ploy John Hooker & Isaac Lee to remonstrate at the Gen. Assembly now 
sitting at New Haven, against the Memorial of Josiah Burnham,* now 
depending before said Court. 

December 14th, 1753, at a society meeting it was voted that John 
Hooker & Isaac Lee be a committee to appear before the Gen. Assembly 
to be holden at Hartford May next, and remonstrate against the petition of 
Josiah Burnham against this Society on account of arrearages of Mr.. 
Burnham's Salary. 

To the Hon. Gen. Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut sitting at 
Hartford on the 2d Thursday of May, 1754. "Whereas this Assembly did. 
at their sessions at New Haven in October last, upon the Memorial of the 
Inhabitants of the parish of Kensington showing to this Assembly the- 
great difBculty they were under with respect to their settling a Gospel 
Minister among them by reason of the Inhabitants of said Society being 
divided in their sentiments with respect to their being divided into several 
Societies, appointed us the subscribers a Committee & empowered us with 

* This is the man whom Mrs. Willard, in her beautiful poem cnritled " Stealing the 
Bride," makes the hero of the stealing party, and in a note at the margin, represents- 
him as having murdered and been hung in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Her mistak©' 
•is, in putting the father for the son, as the murderer, (both having the same name.) 



52 INTEODUCTION. 

instructions to go into said parish of Kensington & call a Society Meeting 
or meetings of the Inhabitants of said Society and to lead & Moderate in 
said meeting or meetings & also to use all proper measures to know the 
minds, names & number of said Inhabitants that are of the mind to divide 
said Society into several Societies, and also the forms & lines that those 
that were for dividing said Society vi^ould have drawn to divide said Soci- 
ety, & to view the Society of Kensington & the Inhabitants near to the 
parish of Kensington & adjoining Kensington, & also to hear the pleas of 
all parties, & upon the whole to judge & determine whether or no it would 
be for the best good & welfare & peace of said parish to continue in one 
entire Society or otherwise, Whether it would be so to divide said parish 
into several Societies, & if upon the whole we should judge that it might 
conduce most for the peace & welfare & interest of said Society and the 
interest of Religion there, to divide said Society, then to divide said Soci- 
ety into so many Societies and draw such lines as we should judge might 
conduce most to the peace, good & welfare of said Society, & that if we 
should judge it best that said parish should be divided into two or more 
Societies, then we should give due attention into such adjoining parishes 
any part of which we might think best to be added to such Society, by 
signifying to the committee of said Society our desire that they would call 
a meeting of such society, if they should think fit & acquaint them, that 
they might appear by their Committee appointed by such Society & be 
heard thereon, if they see cause & make our report thereon to this 
Assembly. Whereupon we take leave to report to this Assembly, that in 
pursuance to the instructions aforesaid we caused a society meeting to be 
legally warned in said parish of Kensington to meet on the 27th day of 
November last past, and they accordingly met, and we attended and mod- 
erated in said meeting, and took the number and names of those who were 
for continuing in one society, and there was the number of 96, and the 
number and names of those who were for dividing into more societies than 
one were 31 of the legal voters jn said Society, and the two next follow- 
ing days, we viewed the said Society in the circumstances of it and then 
adjourned to the third Tuesday of April next following, and gave notice 
unto the parish of Newington and first parish of Farmington, and first So- 
ciety of Middletown, and the parish of Meriden, to appear in the parish of 
Kensington on the said third Tuesday of April, by their Committee, to 
show reasons if they see cause, why there should not be some part of these 
adjoining parishes taken off from them to be added to accommodate the 
dividing the parish of Kensington into several parishes and all parties 
then and there met, by their committee except Meriden, and were fully 
heard by us in the premises, and upon consideration we judge it would be 
for the best, and most for the peace of the said parish of Kensington to be 
divided into three distinct Ecclesiastical societies, with some small addi- ' 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 53 

tions from other societies, and have drawn the lines for the several socie- 
ties in the manner and form following, viz : The bounds of the North part 
or Society, to be a line drawn across the Bridge called the Beach Swamp 
bridge^ and to be on a line due East & West from Wethersfield town line 
to Southington parish line, and on Wethersfield line Northward until it 
comes to the North side of Daniel Hart's land, where he now lives, and 
from Wethersfield line to run on the North side of said Hart's lot to the 
Northwest corner thereof, and thence to run southerly to the old fulling- 
mill place, so called, on Pond River, and from thence to a lot of land be- 
longing to the heirs of Timothy Hart, deceased, near Bares hollow, on the 
east side of the lot, and from thence South until it meets with the North 
line of Southington parish, then by Southington line as that runs until it 
meets with the west line afore mentioned. 

And the South part or Society we have bounded and described, begin- 
ning at the middle of the highway where they cross each other, between 
the house of Elisha and Stephen Cole, and from thence to run Northwest- 
erly to the Southwest corner of John Coles' lot, where he now dwells, and 
from thence a west line to Southington parish, thence Southerly by South- 
ington parish line to the Southeast corner thereof, then running Easterly 
to Farmington Southeast corner bounds, in such form as to include those 
families in Meriden that are living North of the Mountains, and from 
Farmington corner to the Southeast- corner of that part of Kensington 
that was taken off from Middletown, then Westerly to the Southwest cor- 
ner of said Middletown part of Kensington, and then a straight line to the 
place first mentioned. 

And that the middle part of said Kensington between aforesaid two 
described places or Societies be and remain one entire Society, and that 
the middle society exclusive of that part annexed from Wethersfield, pay 
unto the said parish of Newington the sum of £20 a year lawful money 
three successive years next coming, with the interest arising thereon, and 
that the improved lands in each parish shall be rated in the parish where 
it lieth. 

And further that the South part or parish have the liberty and privilege 
of meeting with the Middle Society six months in each year until they 
shall be accommodated with a Meeting house and Minister among them- 
selves ; all which is submitted to this Hon. Assembly by your Honor's 
humble and obedient servants. 

Signed, Jonathan Trumble, 

Jonathan Huntington, 
Shubel Conont. 

Hartford, 16th. May, 1754. 

The question was put whether this report be accepted and approved. 

Eesolved in the Negative. 



5-1 INTEODUCTION. 

May 1754. An Act Limiting the 'bounds of the Parish of Kensington, 
and for establishing one other Ecclesiastical Society in Farmington, in the 
county of Hartford. 

Be it enacted by the Governor ^ Council 8^ Representatives in Gen. 
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the bounds of the 
parish of Kensington for the future shall extend no farther North than to 
an East and West line drawn across the Bridge called the Beach Swamp 
Bridge from Wethersfield town line to Southington parish line ; Easterly 
by the Ancient hne of said Kensington, including those two pieces of land 
taken off from Wethersfield & Middletown ; and from the South West 
corner of the said Middletown part of Kensington, to run Westerly until 
it comes into the middle of the highway where they cross each other, be- 
tween the houses of Elisha Cole & Stephen Cole, from thence Westerly 
until it comes to the south West corner of John Coles home lot, from 
thence due west to said Southington Society line, thence Northerly as that 
line runs, to the line first mentioned, & that the parish Taxes arising, or 
that shall be levied on the improved lands in said Kensington shall be 
paid to said Society only. 

And it is further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that said parish of 
Kensington shall have full power & Authority, & full power & authority 
is hereby granted to said parish, at their legal meetings to tax all such In- 
habitants as live South of said Society, & within the ancient bounds of 
Kensington, equally with themselves for defraying the charge of preaching 
only, & that their collectors have full power to collect the same until this 
Assembly shall order otherwise. 

And it is further Enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that the said Soci- 
ety of Kensington, exclusive of those Inhabitants that live in the Wethers- 
field part shall pay to the Society of Newington the sum of £20 lawful 
m'oney on the 1st day of May, 1755, & £20 more on the 1st May, 1756, 
& £20 more 1st May, 1757, each payment to be made with the lawful in- 
terest arising on such sum, from such sum, from the 1st day of June next> 
& said Society of Kensington, exclusive of said Wethersfield part, shall 
have full power at their legal meetings, to tax themselves for the payment 
of said £60 & interest thereof, & that said Society Committee make a Rate 
bill accordingly, & that the collector chosen in said Society shall have full 
power to collect the same as other Society Rates by law are collected, & 
pay the same to the Society Committee for the use aforesaid. 

And the Inhabitants living South of said parish of Kensington shall 
have free liberty to attend the public worship with the said Society of 
Kensington, till this Assembly order otherwise. 

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that there shall 
be one other Ecclesiastical Society erected & made & is hereby created & 
made within the bounds of the town of Farmington, & described as follows, 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 55 

viz : South on the North bounds of Kensington parish, & Easterly on 
"Wethersfleld town line as far North as the North side of Daniel Hart's lot, 
where his Dwelling House now stands, & from thence to run West on the 
North side of said Hart's lot to the West end of that tier of lots, from 
thence to run Southerly to the old fulling Mill so called on Pond river, & 
from thence Southerly to the east side of a Lot of land belonging to the 
heirs of Timothy Hart late deceased, near " Bares Hollow," & from thence 
due south until it meets with the North line of Southington parish, thence 
by said Southington line, as that runs, until it comes to Kensington North 
line. Excluding Thomas Stanley, Daniel Hart & John Clark & their farms 
on which they now dwell, lying witliin the bounds above described, & the 
same is hereby created & made one. distinct Ecclesiastical Society, & shall 
be known by the name of "New Briton," with all the powers & priviledges 
that other Ecclesiastical Societies by law have in this Colony, & that all 
the improved lands in said society, shall be rated in said Society excepting 
as before excepted. 

It is to be regretted that we have no history of the church in Kensing- 
ton from the pen of Rev. Mr. Burnham himself, and that the catalogue of 
members is so incomplete. We have to rely on the record and remarks of 
Eev. Samuel Clark, who succeeded Mr. Burnham 14th July, 1766, and 
on the testimony of Rev. John Smalley, of New Britain, who began his 
record 19th April, 1758, of the organization of that ,Church, by a list of 
members from Newington Church, and a like list of members from Ken- 
sington Church. This last is the only source we have to supply the gap 
in the record of Mr. Burnham, which was lost or carried away, except the 
list of Rev. Mr. Clark, of the resident and living members, he says, when 
he came. 

We give here his account of the condition of the record, with a list of 
his living resident members, and also a list of those who withdrew to help 
constitute the church in New Britain; (we find no record, but only an in- 
timation by Eev. Mr. Clark that they were ever dismissed from Kensing- 
ton Church.) We give these lists and this account on the ground that the 
history of Kensington is a part of the history of those portions that seceded, 
to the date of their organization, or time of assuming another name. 

Rev. Mr. Clark's record and remarks. 
Kensington, 14th July, 1756. I was this day set apart to the sacred 
office of the Gospel Ministry, by the laying on of the hands of the Pres- 
bytery, and the Reverend Ministers assisting were, 
Ashbel Woodbridge, of Glastonbury. 
Daniel Russel, of Stepney. 
Grindel Rossen, of Hadlyme. 
Edward Eells, of Middletown, upper houses. 



56 INTRODUCTION. 

Moses Bartlet, of East Middletown. 
Samuel Newel, of New Cambridge. 
Joshua Belden, of Newington. 
James Lockwood, of Wethersfield. 
Elijah Latrop, of Gilead. 
Timothy Pitkin, of Farmington. 
And I took the solemn charge of the church of Christ my Blessed Lord 
and Master, in this place, (signed) Samuel Clark. And I received the 
records of the church which were very imperfect and broken, on the 16th 
day of the above said month ; and by those records I find the following 
relating to the affairs and state of the Church in this place. The Rev- 
Mr. William Burnham, my predecessor, was ordained in this place on the 
tenth of December, 1712, and the Reverend Ministers assisting were, 
Mr. Timothy Woodbridge and Mr. Thomas Buckingham, of Hartford. 
Mr. Stephen Mix, of Wethersfield, & Mr. Samuel Whitman, of Farmington. 
The names of persons taken into the Church since the first forming of; 
as to those taken in before I came, I can find but an imperfect account; I 
have their names for a little while at first, and such as were members 
when I was settled, except a large number which belonged to " New Brit- 
ton" Society when I was settled, but were not embodied or dismissed from 
this Church till afterwards. 

December 10th, 1712, the Church was formed and consisted of the fol- 
lowing members : 

Rev. William Burnham, Pastor. 
Stephen Lee and his wife. 
Anthony Judd, Deacon. 
Samuel Seymour and his wife. 
Thomas North. 

Thomas Hart, Deacon, and his wife. 
Caleb Cowles. 
March 2d, 1712-13, accepted from other Churches, 
Isaac Norton and his wife, Elizabeth. 
Benjamin Judd and his wife, Susannah. 
February, 1718-19, accepted from other Churches, 

Samuel Bronson, sen. and his wife, Abigail, from Farmington. 

Daniel Andrus and Samuel Hubbard, from Hartford. 

Ebenezer Gilbert, from Plartford.' 

Samuel Peck and Abigail, his wife, from Hartford. 

The wife of Samuel Hubbard, from Hartford. 

" Such as were Members when I came." 
Supposed to be living and resident. (Ed.) 1756. 
Timothy Hubbard and Abiah his wife. 
John Beckley and Mary, his wife. 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 57 

Isaac North and Mary, his wife. 

Ann Steele, daughter of Joseph ; (she married John Eoot.) 

Ann Burnham, Widow. 

Ashbel, (Negro.) 

Ebenezer Hart and Elizabeth, his wife. 

Isaac Hart and Elizabeth, his wife. 

Samuel Thompson and Sarah, his wife. 

Martha Norton, Widow. 

Jedediah Norton and Acsah, his wife. 

Elnathan Norton and Rachel, his wife. 

Joseph Deming. 

Thomas Goodwin and Sarah, his wife. 

John Gridley and Ruth, his wife. 

Jonathan Gilbert and Kesia, his wife, 

Samuel Peck. 

Elisha Peck and Lydia, his wife. 

Mary Hooker, wife of Andrew. 

Mary Beckley, wife of Benjamin. 

Mary Andrus, widow of John. 

Eunice Andrus, wife of Daniel. 

Jerusha, wife of John Bartholomew, (removed.) 

Ann Porter, daughter of John, (married Stephen Mix.) 

Samuel Galpin. 

Samuel Galpin, jun., and Abigail, his wife. 

Lois Peck, widow. 

Aaron Bronson. 

Samuel Gridley, jun. 

Hezekiah Winchel and Mary, his wife ; (she married Samuel Lankton.) 

Luke Stebbins. 

Abigail Bronson, widow. 

Elisha Bronson and Sarah, his wife. 

Mary, widow of Deacon Jonathan Lee. 

Lucy, daughter of Jonathan Lee. 

John Lee and Sarah, his wife. 

Elijah Peck and Mary, his wife. 

Abigail Cowles, widow. 

Daniel Cowles and Martha, his wife. 

John Gilbert and Eunice, his wife. 

Josiah Boardman and Rachel, his wife. 

Isaac Norton and Ehzabeth, his wife ; (she married to Deacon Thomas 

Hart ; age 79.) 
Abram Pierson and Sarah, his wife. 
Samuel Peck, jun. 



58 INTRODUCTION. 

Hannah Porter, widow. 

Euth Porter, wife of William. 

John Cole and his wife. 

Elizabeth Gridley, widow. 

Judith Gridley. 

Joseph Porter and Hannah, his wife. 

Hannah Newel. 

Job Norton and Susannah, his wife, (removed.) 

John Kisby. 

John Squire and Elizabeth, his wife. 

Elisha Goodrich and Rebecc'a, his wife, (removed.) 

Abijah Peck and Abigail, his wife. 

Elizabeth Galpin, widow. 

James Steele and Mercy, his wife. 

Daniel Beck ley, jun. and Euth, his wife ; (married to Abram Harris.) 

Josiah Burnham and Euth, his wife. 

Charles Kelsey and Mehitabel, his wife. 

"Watts Hubbard and Mary, his wife, (removed.) 

David Sage and Bathsheba (Judd,) his wife. 

Richard Hubbard. 

Eoger Norton. 

Huit Strong, (chosen Deacon, 1756.) 

Euth Burnham, widow. 

Elisha Burnham. 

James Hurlbut and his wife. 

Ebenezer Gridley. 

Amos Gridley. 

Nathaniel Winchel. 

Nathaniel Winchel, jun. 

Moses Deming and Sarah, his wife. 

Thomas Standley and Martha, his wife. 

Charles Bronson. 

Samuel Smith. 

Josiah Bronson. 

Martha, wife of Daniel Beckley. 

Nathaniel Dickinson. 

William Allis. 

August 8th, 1756, Members to Church from this date. 
Jerusha (Lee,) wife of Elisha Burnham. 
Lydia, wife of George Hubbard, received from Hartford. 
October 3d, Sarah, wife of Eichard Hubbard. 

September 19th, Servia Allis, wid. of John, (mar. David Webster, Esq.) 
Joel Mitchel. 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 59 

October 10th, Seth Hooker. 
December 19th, Job Heart and Eunice, his wife. 
Aaron Porter. 

Thomas Gridlej and Hannah, his wife. 
February 6th, 1757, Hezekiah Winchel. 

EUzabeth, wife of Joseph Deming. 
Azuba (Orvice,) wife of Ebenezer Gridley. 
Deborah, wife of Samuel Gridley, jun. 
April 10th, Jonathan Lank ton. 
Daniel Elderkin. 

Sarah (Sage,) wife of Ebenezer Steele. 
June 19th, Azuba (Eno,) wife of Amos Gridley. 
August 28th, Keziah, wife of Elisha Cole. 
December 25th, Elijah Heart, of New Britain. 

Thus far from Rev. Samuel Clark's record and remarks. (The inter- 
linings by the Editor.) 

Here follows a list from the record and remarks of Rev. John Smalley, 
D. D., in the words and order in which he recorded them, viz : 

April 19th, 1758. A Church was gathered in the parish of New Brit- 
ain, John Smalley being Ordained to the pastoral office in & over the 
same. From the Church in Kensington, (Rev. Samuel Clark, Pastor.) 
The widdow Hannah Seymor, the Widdow Mary Andrus, the Widdow 
Anna Booth, Benjamin Judd & his wife, Widdow Elizabeth Lee, Joseph 
Smith, Rebecca, wife of Daniel Dewy, Hannah, wife of Gideon Griswold, 
Martha, wife of Samuel Goodrich, Joseph Smith, jun. & his wife, Jedediah 
Smith & his wifg, Josiah Lee & his wife, Isaac Lee & his wife, Stephen 
Lee, James Judd, Uriah Judd & his wife, Nathan Judd & his wife, Phin- 
eas Judd & his wife, John Judd & his wife, Joshua Mather & his wife, 
Elijah Hart & his wife, Judah Hart, Elijah Hart, jun., Moses Andrus & 
his wife, William Patterson, Widdow Hannah Root, John Kelsey & his 
wife, Joseph Woodruff & his wife, Simmons Woodruff & his wife, Nathan 
Booth & his wife, Ladwick Hotchkiss & his wife". 

The compiler has inserted the above list because the persons originally 
belonged to the Kensington Church, and the early history of that church 
is not complete without them, and even with them there will be wanting 
the names of such as died, or otherwise removed, not only during the in- 
terim between Rev. Mr. Burnham and Rev. Mr. Clark, but also from the 
last entry of Mr. Burnham, February, 1718-19, to the settlement of Mr. 
Clark, July 14th, 1756, a period of some thirty-seven years. This omis- 
sion or gap in the record never can be supplied unless Mr. Burnham's 
record can be found. A few of the names might be supplied, however, by 
a thorough antiquarian, from neighboring church records, scraps of family 



60 INTRODUCTION. 

history, and incidental notices of individuals, titles of officers, and by tra- 
dition. 

A century and a half has expired since the organization of this church, 
and December, 1862, the present pastor, Rev. E. B. Hillard, very appro- 
priately noticed the occasion by a historical sermon to his congregation, the 
closing reflections of which the compiler has begged leave to quote for 
this work. 

" Mr. Burnham continued to be the minister of the Society till the time 
of his death, September 23d, 1750. His remains lie buried in the old 
burying-ground, his gift to the Society, in Christian^ Lane, the stone that 
marks his grave bearing the following inscription: "Here lies interred the 
body of the Rev. William Burnham, Senior, first pastor of the church of 
Christ in Kensington, who having served his generation according to the 
will of God fell on sleep September the 23d, 1750, in the sixty-sixth year 
of his age, and the thirty-eighth of his ministry." The foot-stone is in- 
scribed, "The Rev. Mr. William Burnham, 1750." The grave is near 
the western end of the ground, the stone an upright slab of freestone, the 
inscription on the east side facing the road. There, together, in that 
sacred enclosure, sleep the fathers ; the martial leader of the settlement, 
in his nameless but not forgotten grave ; the first pastor surrounded by his 
flock ; the staid and thoughtful men with whom he took serious, manly 
counsel, their tombstone telling the simple story that they lived and died, 
" Serving their generation according to the will of God and then falling on 
sleep," but in that simple inscription telling the whole story of their pious 
faithfulness, their modest worth ; the wives who loved them and helped 
them by their side ; and the little children who came with them into the 
wilderness, no longer trembling at the wolfs howl or the Indian's yell ; 
there, clustered on the knoll beside the still-flowing river, they lie, their 
faces to the east, in readiness to greet him whose coming shall be as the 
coming of the morning ; their tombstones lettered on the side towards the 
road, as though in their old human love still longing to greet with the old 
words of kindness the passer-by. I visited, a short time since, that sacred 
spot. I stood beside the ancient graves. I looked around upon the 
scenes on which the silent sleepers in them used to look. I turned my 
eyes, as the sun was setting, to the summit of the western mountain, 
whither, at sunset, their eyes had so often turned when home and friends 
lay beyond, and all was forest-wild between. In sight and near at hand 
was the swell on which stood the old meeting-house, in which they first 
covenanted together to walk with Christ and with each other; where they 
heard the lessons that took from death its sting, and cheered the gloom of 
the grave with the light of immortality ; within sound of the Sabbath- 
psalm sung in concert by those, the living, that loved them still, and which, 
mingling in the stillness of the holy day, with the whispering of the forest 



KENSINGTON PARISH. 61 

foliage and the murmuring of the forest stream, soothed their pious rest. 
The trees were bare. The snow lay on the ground, as a century and a 
half before it had lain there on the December day when they first, collect- 
ing from their scattered homes, had gathered at the meeting-house to see 
him whom they had chosen to be their shepherd in the wilderness, set 
apart to his sacred work, and to covenant with him to be his people. That 
early covenant they kept with him, and he with them, and now they sleep 
together near by, in hope of a glorious resurrection. As I stood there and 
looked around me, these thoughts in my heart, I felt that the ground on 
which I stood was holy ground. Reverently I trod amid the ashes of the 
fathers. Silently I prayed that I might be faithful to the charge they had 
transmitted to me, and that when like them I had done my life's work, I 
too might die the death of the righteous and my last end be like theirs. 

The spot where they sleep seems fit place for their long rest. It is re- 
tired and lonely, as is now the history of their lives. The age in which 
they lived has passed away. The present is new and strange. It is meet 
that in their final rest they should be withdrawn from it, their slumbers 
be undisturbed by its tumultuous whirl. And so it is. They sleep in 
peace. The age is busy around them but it leaves them lonely still. The 
" desolate corner of the wilderness" in which they planted their lonely 
settlement, has become the centre of a region of life and activity ; their 
business vexes it; their sounds disturb it; but the scene of their early 
homes is still almost as quiet as when no sounds were heard there save 
those of the Indian's footfall or the forest cry. There let us leave them 
to their sleep, beneath the trees, beside the river. 

" Each in his narrow cell forever laid." 

Or if we visit their graves let it be to breathe the peace that calmed 
their souls, and learn the lessons which their virtues teach us." 



62 NEW BRITAIN. 



NEW BRITAIN. 



New Britain as an incorporated Ecclesiastical Society. May session, 
1754, its name, in honor of Great Britain, given by Col. Isaac Lee. 

The etymology of the word is bright, shining, tin or pewter ; hence the 
island of Great Britain was called so from the abundance of tin found in 
adjacent islands. It is not supposed that our ancestors ever dreamed it 
was destined to be a village, or even a town. The height of their ambi- 
tion was to make it an ecclesiastical and school society, where the preach- 
ing of the gospel might be sustained, a church organized, its ordinances 
observed, and convenient schools established for their children. The same 
lines bound it now, 1867, that bounded it when it took its name, (except a 
small addition to its northern limit,) embracing a territory only about three 
and a half miles by four and a half; the surface much broken with moder- 
ate hills and corresponding valleys, well watered with springs and small 
rivulets, but no rivers. It has a much greater elevation than is generally 
supposed ; is the summit of the railroad from Hartford to Plainville ; the 
source of the little river emptying at Hartford ; of the Mattabesset, dis- 
charging at Middletown, and the Quinnipiac, falling into the Sound, at 
New Haven. Its natural advantages are not greatly in its favor. Its 
streams are barely sufficient to turn its grist and saw-mills ; its valleys on 
the eastern portion adjoining the parish of Newington are rich and produc- 
tive of good hay and grain, and the western portions for good and thrifty 
wood and grazing. Fruits and grains in great variety have been produced 
from the soil, from the first settlement of the place, but it has been done 
with great pains and labor, for the soil in general is hard and gravelly, as 
is seen by our hard and smooth roads. It occupies a central position in 
the Stftte, being eight miles west of Connecticut river, and full twenty-five 
miles north of New Haven. At the date of its incorporation or divorce 
from Kensington and Newington, the society had about sixty dwellings 
scattered over its surface ; some of them would not be very inviting to the 
taste of the present generation, mere lodges or huts ; yet within were warm 
hearts and busy hands. The reader will see towards the close of the long 
introduction to this work, that the incorporating act of the General Court 
excluded (no doubt from their own choice strenuously urged,) three prom- 
inent families at the northern extremity of the parish, with their large 
farms. This was a grief and trial which we see they soon felt, and strove 
to remedy by their applications to the General Assembly. Two of the 
principal patriarchs of this struggling community had now passed away by 
death ; Capt. Stephen Lee and Deacon Anthony Judd. Their names no 
more appear at the head of petitions for "aid, ease, comfort, or relief of 
heavy burdens." Capt. Lee's sword now rests in ts scabbard, (unless 



NEW BRITAIN. 63 

perchance used by his stalwart sons or grand-sons.) Deacon Anthony no 
more distributes the memorials of the broken body of his Saviour, and the 
voices of these prominent men are no more heard moderating in church, 
town or society meetings. But they have left large families, large estates, 
and what is still more enduring, good examples and name. 

They left still living Sergeant Benjamin Judd, active in both church 
and society, and Capt. Jonathan Lewis, prominent iti military, town and 
society affairs, with a goodly number of younger men, with stout hearts 
and strong arms. Their first society meeting was held June 13th, 1754, 
when they voted and agreed that it was necessary to build a house for 
public worship, and at the same meeting appointed a committee to apply 
to the County Court to atfix the place where to build. Also a committee 
to procure a suitable candidate to preach the gospel amongst us. 

At the same meeting Josiah Lee was chosen clerk, and Isaac Lee, 
treasurer, and Josiah Lee and others a committee to order the prudentials 
of the parish. 

October 25th, 1754, a committee was appointed to assist the surveyor 
to make a map of the parish, and find the center of the society, as near as 
they can. Also the committee directed to endeavor to procure Rev. Ste- 
phen Holmes to preach amongst us as a candidate for settlement. 

Rev. Stephen Holmes* was first invited to preach as a candidate for 
settlement ; he was paid £10 old tenor per Sabbath ; he preached thirteen 
Sabbaths. For some unknown reason to us, he failed to gain the parish, 
but he secured a wife in the person of Deacon Patterson's third daughter, 
Anna, to whom he was united in marriage January 24th, 1759, before 
Rev. John Smalley, and she had bequeathed to her as part of her portion 
of her father's estate. Rose, a servant girl. 

December 2d, 1754, a meeting of the parish voted that they desire the 
committee to endeavor to procure the Rev. John Bunnel to preach amongst 
us as a candidate for settlement in the gospel ministry. 

At a society meeting December 16th, 1754, voted to proceed and build 
a house for religious worship.f 

* He was settled November, 1757, at Center Brook, in Essex, (Pautapang,) where 
he died September, 1773. 

t That the parish had religious services previous to having a meeting-house, is shown 
from the following extracts from the Church Record of Rev. Joshua Belden, Newing- 
ton: "EliasHart and wife 'owned the covenant' at New Britain, September, 1754." 
From the Church Record of Rev. Ebenezer Booge, of Northington : " Baptized, at New 
Britain, September 22d, 1754, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Clark." The reader will 
observe this last Sabbath service was the next after Rev. Mr. Belden held his. Again, 
Rev. Mr. Belden, at a later date, " July 27th, 1755 : Elijah Smith and Jacob Brandigee 
' owned the covenant' at New Britain, and at the same time and place, William Horton 
owned the covenant' and was baptized." Again, two weeks before New Britain Church 
was organized. Rev. Ebenezer Booge says in his Church Record : " I baptized at New 
Britain, AprU 5th, 1758, Solomon, son of Joseph Clark." 



64 NEW BRITAIN. 

March 17th, 1755, at a meeting of the society of New Britaiin legally 
warned, voted to proceed to settle the Rev. John Bunnel, provided we can 
agree on terms, and also provided the approbation of the Reverend South 
Association of Hartford county can be obtained. 

At the same meeting voted as a settlement £1,200 old tenor, with this 
proviso, viz. that if he cease to be our minister through his defect, he shall 
refund his settlement: Also voted as a salary £55 per annum, lawful 
money. Mr. John Bunnel* declines the call, but at a meeting held May 
15th, 1755, a committee is appointed to pray him that he reconsider the 
request of this society, and that he consider our needy circumstances, and 
the ill consequences consequent on his denial, and ascertain if there is any 
way of removing the objections in the way of his settling among us, &c., 
but if unsuccessful, to procure some other candidate. 

December 1st, 1755, at a meeting of the parish it was voted to appoint 
a committee to apply to the Reverend South Association of Hartford 
county for their advice, that they recommend some suitable orthodox can- 
didate to preach the gospel amongst us with a view to a settlement. 

At the nexfmeeting the commiitee were instructed to endeavor to pro- 
cure Rev. Amos Fowler to preach for them as a candidate for settlement. 
And here the author is constrained, (though reluctantly,) to disclose the 
fact that we have no authenticated record of the society doings and acts in 
regard to building the house or supplying the pulpit. That we had, as a 
society, such a record, kept by the clerk or recorder, is evident, for we 
copy this early history of the parish from notes purporting to be taken 
from the record book referred to. The original record, we fear, is irrev- 
ocably "lost." The notes are by Doctor Thomas G. Lee, an eminent 
physician, who had in early life been elevated to the superintendence of 
the McLane Asylum for the Insane, at Charlestown, Mass., but died 1836, 
at the age of twenty-eight. While studying with Dr. Todd, of Farming- 
ton, and spending some time at his home in this place, having a great taste 
for antiquarian lore, he gathered these notes, and we are chiefly indebted 
to his taste and diligence, and to the kindness of his brother. Dr. John R. 
Lee, for the use of them in the preparation of this work, and thus also for 
the early history of the parish. We have however a treasurer's record, 
from 1765 to this date, and a clerk's from November 6th, 1793, to the 
present time, which will be quoted from as occasion requires. These re- 
marks will show the reader why so many incidentals are introduced to cor- 

* His native place, West Haven, was licensed 1 738, by New Haven East Associa- 
tion ; the church in New Britain had previously applied to Hartford South for advice 
respecting some proper person to preach to them as a candidate for settlement, as ap- 
pears from the associational record of a meeting held at Stepney, February 4th, 1755, 
at the house of Rev. Mr. Daniel Russel, where they say they have advised the society 
of New Britain to Mr. John Bunnel to preach with them upon probation. 



NE-W BRITAIN. 65 

roborate the main history. The following is an instance of incidentals 
from Farmington town records: 

February 1st, 1755, Dr. Isaac Lee, of Middletown, deeded to Farming- 
ton, for a highway, three pieces of land in the parish of New Britain, the 
first piece, one rod wide, and half a mile and six rods long, butted east on 
the highway that runs by the house where my son Stephen now dwells, 
south on land lately conveyed to the town by my brother Josiah, north on 
my own land.* The second piece runs " cross" my said lot, and is butted 
north on land conveyed to Farmington by Benjamin Judd ; east, part on 
my own land and part on land of Josiah Lee, to be eight rods wide at the 
north end, and six at the south ; butts west on the ledge next west of the 
place appointed for to build the meeting-house." The third piece begins 
at the path at the top of the ledge, and runs northerly across the Mill 
Brook, three rods below the bridge, thence to Benjamin Judd's land, and 
is in length thirty-five rods. 

At a meeting of the society February 29th, 1756, it was voted and 
agreed that Capt. John Patterson and Isaac Lee be a committee to apply 
to the General Assembly, moving that those families which were excluded 
in the north part of our parish, be admitted to the society. 

The following in order of time is from the State archives : 

At a meeting of the inhabitants of ye parish of New Britain, holden on 
the 25th day of February, 1756, lawfully warned, at the same meeting 
Capt. John Patterson and Mr. Ladwick Hotchkiss were chosen a commit- 
tee to prepare a memorial to the Honorable General Assembly, praying to 
grant a tax on unimproved lands in the society, to be improved in build- 
ing a meeting-house, and the settling a gospel minister amongst us. 

A true copy of record. Test, Isaac Lee, Society Clerk. 

The above appointment and duty of Capt. John Patterson and Mr. Lad- 
wick Hotchkiss was duly attended to, and their petition presented to the 
Assembly, which granted a tax of one penny an acre on all unimproved' 
lands, for the purpose proposed, for the term of four years next ensuing, 

Done at May session, 1756. 

We now return to the negotiations of this young society in regard to 
settling a minister ; they have no meeting-house yet to preach in, and their 
candidates, though numerous, seem coy. Eev. Amos Fowler has been 
preaching for them as a candidate, and at a meeting of thesociety April 
25th, 1756, they voted and agreed to give Mr. Fowler as a settlement 
£140, lawful money, and voted to grant him as a salary £'50 a year for, 
three years, and £60 as annual salary after that. 

At a meeting held June 7th, 1756, voted by almost a unanimous vote 
that we still desire Mr. Fowler to settle with us. And July 19th, 175G, 
Mr. Amos Fowler accepts the proposals of the parish, with slight altera- 

* This is the north half of " burying yard lane." 
5 



66 NEW BRITAIN. 

tions in respect to salary ; and (" provided you continue well united and 
prosperous, there appears nothing which I shall look upon sufficient to 
render my settling with you not my duty.) I shall endeavor to do my 
part in taking the properest steps in order to settle in the work of the min- 
istry with you ; though as the work is great and arduous, I choose some 
length of time before I actually undertake it." 

At the same meeting July 19th, 1756, the society agree by vote to com- 
ply with the alterations proposed. And a committee appointed to consult 
about a settlement. And at a meeting August 30th, 1756, it is decided by 
vote that the society are still desirous that Mr. Fowler* will settle with 
them. But at a subsequent meeting, viz. November 1st, 1756, a commit- 
tee is chosen and appointed to endeavor to procure Mr. James Taylor to 
preach as a candidate; and also to apply to the South Association of Hart- 
ford county for advice. 

At the annual meeting they continue to pass votes expressive of their 
satisfaction with Mr. Taylor; and February 7th, 1757, voted to settle 
Mr. Taylor as soon as may be convenient, and a committee appointed to 
agree respecting terms, &c. 

March 28th, 1757, voted to Mr. James Taylor as a settlement, £270 
lawful money, in two several payments. And May 17th, 1757, voted as 
annual salary £45, to be raised to £60, together with eighteen cords of 
wood, and also voted to call in Reverend Council for advice. 

June 7th, 1757, the parish held a meeting and voted that they desire 
Mr. Taylor to settle with them, and also voted to call another council for 
further advice. June 27th, 1757, a committee was appointed to do all 
things proper for them to do previous to the ordination.f 

At the annual meeting December 5th, 1757, voted to apply to the Eev- 
erend Association of Hartford South for advice respecting some suitable 
candidate for the ministry, and a committee was appointed to use their en- 
deavors to procure Rev. John Smalley to preach as a probationer. This 
seems to be the first mention of his name. He was licensed to preach by 
the Association of Litchfield South, the same year, 1757. It appears from 
the votes of the society above referred to, and the deeds of land for high- 
, ways to accommodate travel, that the location of the " meeting-house" was 
fixed previous to February 1st, 1755. Whether the county court sent a 
committee to fix the location and find the center of the parish, don't appear 

*His native place, North Guilford. He settled June, 1758, over the first Church 
in Guilford, and died there February, 1800. He was son of Daniel Fowler, of Guil- 
ford, a descendant of William, of Guilford, the emigrant. 

tMr. James Taylor settled March, 1758, over the Congregational Church in New 
Fairfield, Conn., and Fairfield East Association May 29th, 1763, at Bethel, heard a 
complaint versus him and others, for false doctrine, (Sandemauianism,) and the Con- 
sociation silenced him, when he was dismissed June, 1764. 



NEW BRITAIN. 67 

on the court records after diligent search. The record shows, however, 
numerous instances of the kind in other parishes where there were adverse 
parties or opposition. In the absence of all record and tradition to the con- 
trary, we conclude our ancestors were harmonious in fixing the location on 
the ledge near the "Mill Pond" referred to. It stood on the present main 
road to Hartford from New Britain village, about half a mile, and just 
north-east of the present " cattle pound" of the town. It had ■ a pleasant 
front view and was beautified by surrounding oak and hickory trees left 
of the primitive forest. It is supposed ample provision was made for 
building, during the year 1756, and that the house was raised and covered 
the summer of 1757, and yet as late as 1769 and 1770, bills were pre- 
sented by Timothy Stanley as collector, and also by Capt. Lemuel Hotch- 
kiss, for window springs for finishing the " meeting-house." The house 
was .very plain, about eighty by sixty-four feet in size, with steep roof„ 
without bell or belfry, or cupola, and resembled in size and shape, except 
for the doors and windows, a nice large barn. "We have not the means of 
knowing how it was finished inside, at its first building. It was " built 
over" outside, and painted, immediately after the great revival of 1784-5, 
at an expense of some £90 or more. The house had large galleries ; the 
two " high pews," one at each extreme corner to the right and left of the 
pulpit, in the galleries, were so much raised as to require stairs to ascend 
and descend, and so high that a tall man could scarcely stand in the pew 
erect without touching his scalp to the wall over head. The pulpit was 
built on the side of the house, (opposite a large double front door, with 
large bull's eyes inserted,) and had a huge " sounding board" impending ; 
the inclosure was small, and had a door each side, with a wood button ; 
and stairs on each side, with railing. The body of the pulpit was orna- 
mented with carved vine, with leaves and grapes,* (a wonder to the chil- 
dren.) A seat for the deacons, directly under the front of the pulpit, be- 
tween it and the communion table, which table was made by a plain board 
hung with hinges on the railing of the seat, and when raised was supported 
with two curiously twisted "iron braces." A large but single door opened 
at each end of the house, and stairs led to the male side of the gallery, at 
the extreme right corner of the minister, and a corresponding flight to the 
female side, on his left hand. The broad aisle, (leading from the broad 
front door to the pulpit,) in which stood our grand-fathers and mothers, 
when they entered into covenant with God and the church, was a solemn 
place. It was not carpeted, but it received many tears of penitence, both 
from those joining the church, and from such as fell into gross sins, and 
stood there while their public confession was being read. Then there was 
a narrow aisle leading quite round the house, leaving one tier of pews 

* This was done by subscription, circulated by Capt. Ladwick Uotihkiss, to raise 
the money. 



68 NEW BRITAIN. 

joining the wall, and leaving inside two squares called the " square body." 
These pews or pens were made square, with straight backs; top made with 
open work and banisters inserted some eight inches apart, and seats ex- 
tending quite round on every side, except barely the door, which was nar- 
row, and fastened with a wood button. The occupants faced inwards^ of 
course some would sit wifh their backs to the speaker, and hence the habit 
of standing part of the time during the sermon, which was in the olden 
time from one to two hours long.* The hour-glass which stood on the 
pulpit, was turned at the reading of the text, and the audience felt slighted 
if the sermon ended before the sands had all dropped. The meeting- 
house was warmed chiefly by the sun, for a chimney, stove, or furnace 
was unknown for that purpose in those days. A poor substitute, however, 
was resorted to from necessity, namely, the "foot stove," and the "Sabada 
house." The matron of each family was careful in the coldest weather to 
have the foot-stove well prepared with living coals from the home hearth- 
stone. The Sabba-dayt houses were about sixteen feet square, with a 
small window on three sides, and chimney built of stone, or perhaps part 
brick, on the outside, with a large fire-place attached. This room was 
furnished with rough seats, and here the short intermission between the 
services was spent in mutual greetings, inquiries after health, and perhaps 
comments on the morning sermon. The sheds to protect the horses, stood 
near by, and with all these appendages at the right and left wings to the 
meeting-house, the grand old oaks, (already referred to,) the rocks and 
boulders cropping out in great profusion, the " meeting-house yard" was a 
place of great interest. It was the holy " hill of Zion" to the parish ; 
" thither the tribes went up" by five different roads or " lanes" which cen- 
tred there. It was never called the park, or the green, but the "parade," 
and was used_as a military parade, from the days of the French war of 
1762, through the Revolution, and down to the close of the war with Eng- 
land, February, 1815, except occasionally the central park where the 
fountain has been built. And while we are describing this locality, we 
must not pass by in silence the " burying yard." This ground was early 
part of Capt. Stephen Lee's farm, and descended to his grand-sons, Ste- 
phen and Isaac, who, tradition says, gave the land to the society of New 
Britain, for a place to bury their dead.J The town record in Farmington 

* President Stiles says of Mr. •William Eobinson s ordination, that himself was " in 
sermon two hours." 

t " At a town meeting held in Farmington, December 10th, 1759, voted liberty to 
Thomas Stanley and Noah Stanley, to build a small house in the highway, near the 
meeting-house in New Britain parish, in the most convenient place for their conveu- 
iency on Sabbath days." 

t At an adjourned meeting of the inhabitants ot the town of Farmington, held De- 
cember 23d, 1771, the town voted that the committee for exchanging highways, be 
empowered to convey to Isaac Lee, Esq., so much of said highway as may be best 



NEW BRITAIN. 69 

shows how this land came to the parish, by whom, and how he was com- 
pensated. It was directly east of the meeting-house, about eighty rods. 
We have seen that Dr. Isaac Lee, then of Middletown, deeded to Farm- 
ing(ton one-half the lane that led to it, while the same year, 1755, his 
brother, Deacon Josiah Lee, who built the Skinner house, deeded the 
other half, making two rods wide. The burials began soon after, for the 
oldest stones found, date 1756. This place designed by our fathers as a 
city for the dead, was wisely chosen, as to soil and locality. It has been 
greatly enlarged from time to time, and of late, cared for and beautified, 
greatly to the credit of the town. 

We have supposed the meeting-house was built in 1757, but I find a 
deed given by Uriah Judd, of a piece of land for a highway to the town of 
Farmington, dated 1756, in which he says, "to run south from the meeting- 
house ; said highway to be three rods wide, running through my farm, and 
past my house."* We have then, 1756, or at the latest, 1757, a plain but 
decent meeting-house, with surrounding appendagesf and approaches, and 
upon the whole it looks inviting, if not attractive. 

We will now return to the doings of the society, for the church is not 
yet " gathered." At a society meeting held on the 9th day of January, 
1758, it was voted unanimously in favor of proceeding to settle Rev. John 
Smalley, provided the approbation of the Eeverend Association can be 
obtained. Voted as a settlement £150 lawful money. Voted as an an- 
nual salary £50 for the three first years, and afterwards £60, and in addi- 
tion a yearly grant of twenty cords of wood. 

This candidate, who became afterwards so rich a blessing to this people, 
was son of Benjamin Smalley, an Englishman by birth, and a weaver by 
trade. He married Lydia, sister of Joseph Allen, who was father of Col. 

Ethan. She died, when second, he married Mary ', who became the 

mother of John, June 4th, 1734, at Lebanon Crank, Conn., parish of Co- 
spared, Eis shall make him a meet recompense for the burying-place he has found for 
said society of New Britain." 

Another page of the record discloses who this committee were. 

" At a town meeting in Farmington, held the 9th day of December, 1771, Noah 
Stanley, Elijah Francis and David Mather, were chosen for exchanging highways and 
removing nuisances in New Britain." 

* His house stood where Alrin North's house now stands, 1864." 

t It should be observed that among the common appendages of a country town or 
parish, is a prison for unruly cattle. Such a place was provided for this society, at the 
expense of the town of Farmington, as follows, viz : " At a meeting of the town of 
Farmington, the 11th April, 1768, voted the society of New Britain have liberty to 
erect a pound in said society, at the town's cost, and Isaac Lee, Esq. and Capt. Phineas 
Judd are chosen a committee to appoint a place to erect the same, and Noah Stanley 
and Ladwick Hotchkiss are appointed to erect it, and Elnathan Smith was appointed 
keeper, the current year." It was built on the east street, near the residence of Elna- 
than Smith, now, 1862, the " Rhodes farm." Ed. 



70 NEW BEITAIN. 

lumbia. The parents were esteemed pious, especially tte mother, who 
early gave her only son good instructions, which made a lasting imprsssion, 
especially his finding her kneeling and praying in a secluded part of the 
house. When young he was put out to a mechanical trade, but his pas- 
tor, Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, perceiving him to be a youth of fair promise, 
fitted him for college, and he entered Yale at the age of eighteen. While 
at college his father lost his property, and while the son expected to re- 
linquish his studies, found a patron in Mr. Stiles, who after became the 
President of that institution. Rev. Mr. Wheelock thought he became 
pious in early boyhood, but he experienced while in college what he him- 
self called a second conversion. The Smalley family moved to Vermont, 
where the father died. The son graduated 1756, and studied theology 
with Rev. Dr. Bellamy, at Bethlehem. Both mother and son became 
members of the church in Cornwall, Conn., Rev. Mr. Gold, pastor. After 
the settlement of her son in New Britain, and while living on the Patter- 
son place, she kept house for him a short time, but May 8th, 1759, she 
married Ensign Samuel GaJpin, of Kensington parish, in Farmington, and 
she was united to that church August 12th, 1759, by letter from church 
in Cornwall. She died October 23d, 1762, in the sixty -fourth year of her 
age. She was second wife of Mr. Galpin, and he died December 25th, 
1771, aged eighty-five ; their head-stones in the old Hill Cemetery, of 
Berlin. We will now return to the doings of the Ecclesiastical Society, in 
their efibrts to procure a minister. 

January 9th, 1758, voted unanimously in favor of proceeding to settle 
Rev. John Smalley, provided the approbation of the Association can be 
obtained. Voted to give him £150 lawful money, as a settlement. Voted 
to give him a salary of £50 per annum for three first years, and after- 
wards £60 and twenty cords of wood. 

March 6th, 1758, Mr. Smalley signifies his acceptance of the terms pro- 
posed. We have not been able to find the letter of acceptance, or record 
of it, but we find on the records of the South Association of Hartford 
county, the following brief account of the action of that body in the matter 
of " gathering a church" and ordaining the minister. 

At an Ecclesiastical Council convened at New Britain, to gather a 
church of Christ there, and to ordain Mr. John Smalley to the work of the 
gospel ministry there, April 18th, 1758, present. 
The Rev. Messrs. William Russel, Moderator, 

Ashbel Woodbridge, 

Moses Bartlet, 

Edward Eeels, 

James Lockwood, Scribe, 

Joshua Belden, 

Timothy Pitkin, 



NEW BRITAIN. 71 

Rev. Samuel Clark, 

Deacon William Rockwell and Deacon Isaac Lee, 

Capt. John Rich, 

Mr. Nathaniel Chauncey, 

Col. Thomas Wells and Col. Elizur Goodrich, 

Deacon Joshua Andrus and Deacon William WadswoTth, 

Deacon Thomas Hart and Deacon Hewit Strong. 
Voted, that Mr. John Smalley, agreeably to the votes and call of this 
society, and his acceptance, be ordained to the work of the gospel minis- 
try, according to Saybrook platform, and he was so ordained by this coun- 
cil, this nineteenth day of April, 1758, by the imposition of the hands of 
the Presbytery, with fasting and prayer. 

Test, James Lockwood, Scribe. 

Jiecorded by Benjamin Bowers, Scribe of the Association." 
The name of John Smalley next appears on the record of this Associa- 
tion at the bottom of the list, October 3d, 1758, at their meeting in Middle 
Haddam, (indicating that he was the youngest member, or the latest set- 
tled.) October 7th, 1760, "Voted at Marlborough, that Rev. Mr. John 
Small^ preach the next Association." October 5th, 1762, the record 
says the Association met at Stepney, at the house of Rev. Mr. Daniel 
Russel, and Rev. Benjamin Pomroy was moderator, and Rev. Elijah La- 
throp, scribe ; that Rev. John Smalley preached the sermon, and joined 
that body, (which it may be observed, consisted of from sixteen to twenty 
ministers at that date.) 

April 1st, 1763, the Ecclesiastical Society voted to increase Mr. Smal- 
ley's salary to the sum of £90 ; but from that time to 1766 the society 
continues to be annually agitated by the opposition of certain members to 
the grant, and on account of the uneasiness, Mr. Smalley proposed an 
abatement of £10 annually. 

January 7th, 1768, at a meeting of Hartford County South Association, 
at the house of the Rev. Mr. James Lockwood, in Wethersfield, Rev. J. 
Belden, moderator, and Eleazer May, scribe, Rev. John Smalley and 
Enoch Huntington were appointed delegates to attend the General Con- 
vention to be holden at Newark, in " New Jersey," the first Wednesday of 
October next. 

June 6th, 1769, Association met in Kensingtoa, at the house of Rev. 
Mr. Samuel Clark, Rev. Benjamin Pomroy, moderator, and John Eells, 
scribe, voted that the Rev. Mr. Smalley prepare a eoncio, to be delivered 
at the next Association, on the following question, viz : " What kind of 
profession is required of adult persons in order to admission into the visi- 
ble church ?"* 

* Mr. Smalley had discontinued the " half-way covenant," after January 25th, A. D. 
1767, in his society. 



72 NEW BRITAIN. 

June 3d, 1777, the South Association of Hartford County met in Mid- 
dlefield, at the house of Rev. Abner Benedict, Dr. Pomroy, moderator, 
Rev. Enoch Huntington, scribe. Mr. Smalley was chosen to make a concio 
at the next Association, upon this question, viz : " Whether it is right in 
any cases, and if in any, in what cases to admit persons of adult years to 
the enjoyment of one of the sacraments and not to the other ?" 

In February, 1779, his people voted him an increase to his salary on 
account of depreciation of paper currency. 

June 5th, 1781, Association met at the house of Rev. David Hunting- 
ton, in Marlborough, Rev. Ephraim Little, moderator, E. Huntington 
scribe; Association opened with prayer, and a sermon by Rev. Mr. 
Smalley, and he with three other ministers were appointed a committee to 
advise on a difficulty in Chatham, where some complained of Mr. Strong 
for declining to baptize children of parents, neither of whom came to^the 
Lord's Supper. 

October 5th, 1784, Association met at New Britam, at the house of 
Rev. J. Smalley, Rev. E. Huntington, moderator, and Strong, scribe. 
On motion of New Haven County Association to appoint one of a commit- 
tee, to join a like committee from that and other Associations, to^nspect 
and assist Mr. Barlow in the new impression of Watts' psalms, the Rev. 
Mr. Smalley was appointed. It will be observed that this year, 1784,~ 
occurred the principal revival of religion during Mr. Smalley's long min- 
istry ; some forty or fifty persons were added to the church, as fruits of 
this work. 

The General Association of Connecticut met in New Britain, June 5th, 
1787, when Mr. Smalley was appointed moderator, having been previously 
appointed a delegate to that body. 

October 7th, 1788, Association met at Chatham, at the house of Rev. 
Cyprian Strong, Rev. J. Smalley, moderator, and Mr. Strong, scribe; Mr. 
Smalley preached the sermon. He was appointed at this meeting a mis- 
sionary from this Association " into the State of Vermont," agreeable to 
the recommendation of General Association in June last. 

June 1st, 1790, Association met at the house of Rev. John Marsh, in 
Wetliersfield, Rev. Joshua Belden, moderator, E. Huntington, scribe. 
Mr. Smalley preached the sermon, from John 6, 29. Mr. Smalley and 
Mr. Fenn chosen delegates to next General Association. Voted to re- 
quest Mr. Smalley to itinerate, according to the advice of General Asso- 
ciation in 1788. He published two sermons on natural and moral inabil- 
ity, 1769. (These were republished in London;) also two sermons on 
universal salvation, preached at Wallingford, and printed, the one in 1785, 
the other in 1786, and a sermon delivered in the College chapel, *t New 
Haven, on the Perfection and usefulness of the Divine Law, 1787. His 
celebrated election sermon, published in 1800. But his principal works 



NEAT BRITAIN. 73 

were two volumes of sermons, the first published in 1803, the second in 
1814. These works are now nearly out of print, and rare to be found. 
His papers have been borrowed, filched, lost and scattered until little or 
nothing is left to indicate the style of his writings, or the channel in which 
his vigorous mind ran. The record he kept of the "gathering" and growth 
of his church, was in the fewest possible words, (and too many omissions 
at that ;) his letters even to family friends must have been few and far 
between, and we have been able to find only the brief note following, on 
file among the church files of Kensington, viz : 

" New Britain, September 4:th, 1778. Beloved Brethren, these are to 
certify that Anna Bronson, professing a serious desire to join with the 
church, and a hope that she has experienced the grace of God in truth, 
has applied to me to examine her, and that having examined her as to her 
knowledge, I apprehend she is not so far deficient in that regard but that 
she may and ought to be admitted to communion, if by her life and con- 
duct she appears to be truly serious and pious. Wishing you grace, mercy 
and peace, I remain yours in the faith and fellowship of the gospel." 

(signed) John Smalley. 

The reader wiU infer that the above named woman was a resident of 
the parish of Kensington, and during the interim between Rev. Samuel 
Clark and the ordination and settlement of Mr. Benoni Upson, she made 
the application to Rev. Mr. Smalley at New Britain, and doubtless was 
the bearer of the certificate in person to the brethren in Kensington. His 
object was so to word the paper as to induce the brethren to receive her 
to their communion, while at the same time, to avoid all flattery to the 
woman. Hence we perceive the shrewdness and wisdom of the man, in 
putting into her hands, in a few words, a sermon to herself, and a greeting 
and blessing to the church with which she sought to be united. "We will 
now return to the doings of.the society. The following shows their inten- 
tion of being prompt and just. 

At an annual meeting of the Society of New Britain, in December, 
1771, it was agreed by vote that Isaac Lee, jun., Capt. Ladwick Hotch- 
kiss. Dr. Isaac Lee, Mr. Noah Stanley, and John Patterson be a commit- 
tee to reckon with the several collectors of the Rev. Mr. Smalley's salary, 
since the year 1763, and settle the same. Also to reckon with the Rev. 
Mr. Smalley, and settle his salary from the said 1763, according to the 
several votes, and take his discharge, and if the several rate bills be not 
sufficient, to order the treasurer to pay the balance to Mr. Smalley, but if 
there be any overplus, to dehver the same to the treasurer, to be applied 
for the benefit of the society.* 

A true copy of record, examined by Isaac Lee, jun.. Society Clerk. 

* The following found on the town record of Farmington, shows the careful interest 
our fathers took in the welfare of their pastor. 



74 NEW BRITAIN. 

The above shows the modus operandi of paying the minister. A rate 
bill was put into the hands of a collector, supposed to be sufficient to pay 
the yearly salary. Abatements on this bill were made from time to time 
for " Separates," Churchmen, and the poor. It was the duty of the col- 
lector to see that the salary was collected and paid to the minister, on or 
before the expiration of the year, and the balance of his rate bill to pay 
over to the treasurer of the society. This seems to be a sacred and sepa- 
rate tax bill, called the " Minister's Rate," separated from that of the other 
expenses of the society, for which they issued yearly what they style on 
the treasurer's book, a " Society Rate," and had a distinct collector. Some 
curious transactions appear on this book or record of the treasurer. The 
debit side is made up of sums paid to individuals per order of the society 
committee, for school teaching, fjpr repairs to school-houses, for " burying 
yard" fence, repairs to the meeting-house, for teaching singing, sweeping 
the meeting-house, for collecting taxes, for boarding the school-master and 
the " school-dame," to John Stedman, Elihu Burritt, and Lemuel Kilborn, 
for soldiers' bounty, 1782, &c. The contra side is mostly made up of 
credits for country money, colony money, salt money, excise money,* grain 
for the benefit or improvement of highways, and in 1780, at sixty dollars 
per bushel, (continental ;) also credits for the taxes of the society rate bill, 
and generally a small balance or overplus of the minister's rate bill. Mr. 
Smalley's salary was fixed at £80, and so continued to the settlement of 
Mr. Skinner, 1810. 

To show who paid these taxes, who composed the male adults of the 
congregation, and who were the bone and sinew of the parish at the com- 
mencement of the Revolution, we insert the following tax list for the year 
1772, copied from the Farmington records, for the parish of New Britain. 
It is premised that the polls were set in the Grand List at that date, at 
£18, or sixty dollars. 

" At a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Farmington, held the 1 1 th day ,of 
December, 1758, upon the memorial of Capt. Jonathan Lewis, Mr. Daniel Dewy, and 
Deacon Elijah Hart, as agents for the parish of New Britain, the town granted to Rev. 
Mr. John Smalley about twelve acres of land in the forty rod highway, to be in two 
pieces, if it may there be had without damaging the road, and also made choice of 
Left. John Strong, Capt. William Wadsworth, and Mr. Elijah Porter, as a committee 
to lay out said land, and deed it, so as may be best for said Mr. Smalley, and least 
damagable to the said highway." This land was sold subsequently to Col. Lee, by 
Mr. Smalley, and was commonly called Col. Lee's old field; it extended from the foot 
of Dublin Hill to the present railroad, and adjoined Main street on the west. Col. Lee 
built a house at the south end for his son Theodore. 

* This seems to be a tax of four pence per gallon on imported spirits, 1755, for the 
benefit of schools. 





NEW 


BRITAIN. 




7i 


Tax List of New Britain Parish, 1772. 








£ 


s. 


d. 




£ 


s. d. 


Moses Andrus, 


110 


17 





Judah Heart, jun., 


54 


8 


Jacob Andrus, 


39 


14 





Lemuel Hotchkiss, 


38 





Hezekiah Andrus, 


68 


12 





Benj. and Joseph Heart, 


115 


18 


Levi Andrus, 


66 








Widow Sarah Heart, 


27 


6 


Samuel Andrus, 


38 


12 





James Hills, 


18 





Phineas Andrus, 


10 


16 





Gideon Hun, 


5 


16 


Ichabod Andrus, 


23 





Gideon Hollister, 


47 


17 


Setb Arnold, 


18 








Capt. Phineas Judd, 


129 


7 


Nathan Booth, 


172 


10 





James Judd, 


76 


10 


Elijah Bronson, 


64 


1.6 





Left. John Judd, 


94 


16 


'Job Bronson, 


66 


10 





John Judd, jun,, 


28 





Ezra Belden, 


27 


18 





Levi Judd, 


58 


13 


Elisha Booth, 


121 


10 





John Kilborn, 


18 


10 


Leonard Belden, 


40 








Timothy Kilborn, 


17 


4 


Ezra Belden, jun.. 


24 


10 





Josiah Kilborn, 


60 


16 


Jonathan Belden, 


31 








Joshua Kilborn, 


45 


15 


John Clark, 


135 


18 





Daniel Kilborn, 


6 


19 


Nathaniel Churchill, 


• 48 


8 





Richard Kilborn, 


25 


7 


Janna Churchill, 


49 


1 





John Eoot, 


1 


4 


John Chester, 


2 








Capt. Jonathan Lewis, 


30 


10 


"Widow Sarah Clark, 


21 


18 





Deacon Josiah Lee, 


112 


18 


Deacon Daniel Dewy, 


43 


14 


Col. Isaac Lee, 


136 


19 


Samuel Dickinson, 


43 


18 





Ensign John Lankton, 


129 


8 


David Dewej, 


98 


7 





Stephen Lee, 


63 


12 


Cornelius Dunham, 


39 








David Lusk, 


119 


2 


Moses Doming, 


7 


5 





Adonijah Lewis, 


54 


6 


Jonathan Eno, 


45 


8 


6 


William Lewis, 


69 


6 


Elijah Francis, 


100 


14 


John Lusk, 


43 


12 


Zebulon Goodrich, 


58 


6 





Isaac Lankton, 


62 


3 6 


Jedediah Goodrich, 


64 


4 





Andrew Lusk, 


43 


3 


Gideon Griswold, 


149 


10 





Theodore Lee, 


46 


8 


Benjamin Goodrich, 


9 


18 





Timothy Lee, 2d, 


21 





Zebulon Goodrich, jun.. 


34 


6 





Ashbel Lee, 


27 





Wd. Experience Griswold, 12 








Joshua Mather, 


18 


2 G 


Capt. Ladwick Hotchkiss, 73 


3 





David Mather, 


40 


18 


Judah Hart, 


49 


8 





Timothy Merrills, 


8 


16 


Stephen Hollister, 


56 


12 





James North, 


43 


16 


Elijah Heart, 


64 


18 





Elnathan North, 


18 





Thomas Hart, 


78 








Jeremiah H. Osgood, 


66 





John Heart, 


63 


8 





John Patterson, 


74 


4 


Jehudah Heart, 


50 


2 





Nathaniel Pennfield. 


49 


10 



76 


NEW BRITAIN. 








£ 


s. d. 




£ 


s. d. 


John Richards, 


78 


16 


Ens. Robert Woodruff, 


118 


8 


Eli_|ah Rose, 


23 





Judah Wright, 


' 30 


15 


William Smith, 


46 


10 


Ezekiel Wright, 


48 


12 


Thomas Stanley, 


103 


6 


Simeon Wright, 


22 





Joseph Smith, 


121 


8 


Samuel Wainwright, 


31 


19 


Jedediah Smith, 


44 


19 


Amos Woodruff, 


36 





Noah Stanley, 


157 


2 


John Wood, 


4 


2 


Elijah Smith, 


70 


12 


Joseph Wright, 


18 





Timothy Stanley, 


170 


16 


Reuben Wright, 


18 





Left. Gad Stanley, 


172 


5 


Joshua Webster, 


18 





Ebenezer Steele, 


21 





Levi Warner, 


18 





Samuel Smith, 


66 


10 


Daniel Heart, 


77 


14 


Elnathan Smith, 


86 





Ebenezer Porter, 


12 


5 


John Stedman, 


18 





Fourfold assessment, 




Joseph Woodruff, 


78 


8 


Daniel Whaples, 


11 


2 



Examined by Solomon Whitman, Town Clerk. 

Note. The above are supposed to be residents of the parish at that date, Ed. 

At the annual meeting of the society December 25th, 1779, Col. Lee, 
Col. Stanley, and Elnathan Smith, were appointed a committee to unite 
with Kensington, and that part of Worthington in Farmington, to petition 
the General Assembly for a new town. 

In May, 1781i we find the names of Selah Heart, I. Lee, Gad Stanley, 
Mathew Cole, and Elnathan Smith, signed as agents to a petition addressed 
to the General Assembly, (then sitting at Hartford,) for a new town, the 
name to be Kensington. The subject was pressed and agitated until the 
spring of 1785, when the object was obtained, and a par-t of Wethersfield 
and Middletown added, and the whole called Berlin. Several bills of ex- 
pense were paid by the society to Col. Lee and Col. Gad Stanley, for 
" procuring the new town." 

When the war of the Revolution broke out, Mr. Smalley's people dis- 
covered that his sympathies were inclined to the side of royalty. An in- 
cident has come down, not only by tradition, but in writing, to illustrate 
and show the state of feeling. Two British vessels appeared off New 
London, and an express was sent to alai-m the people of the colony. It 
ai'rived in New Britain on the Sabbath, just before the close of the after- 
noon service. As soon as the blessing was pronounced, Capt. Gad Stan- 
ley gave notice to his company to appear on the parade the next morning, 
and when Mr. Smalley passed out at the front door, from his pulpit, many 
of his people had gathered there in great excitement, when he (impru- 
dently) made the following remark: "What! will you fight your king?" 
The people were offended, and some few here, and more in the old society 
of Farmington, threatened violence ; but Col. Lee (who had unbounded 



NEAV BRITAIN. 77 

influence,) came to the rescue of both parties, and the tempest was hushed 
and passed off without any serious outbreak. Mr. Smalley's views were 
somewhat modified, and the final results of the great struggle happily sat- 
isfied all parties. 

That the talents and acquirements of Mr. Smalley were appreciated by 
his cotemporaries in this vicinity, appears by the records of the South 
Association of Hartford County, already quoted to some extent on the 
foregoing pages, where his appointments to preach were numerous, as 
well as to write on knotty and practical questions. He was twice chosen 
moderator of the General Association of Connecticut, at Windham, 1797, 
and at New Britain, 1787. 

We find in Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, an article from 
the pen of Professor Park, of Andover, in which he says, speaking of Dr. 
Emmons, that he placed himself under the instruction of Rev. John Smal- 
ley, who had then, (1769,) th'e reputation of being one of the ablest divines 
in New England. We confess our surprise at this remark, so early in his 
career, only eleven years of experience in the ministry, and before he had 
published any of his efforts, except his two sermons on Natural and Moral 
Inability. If it was an appropriate remark of his popularity at that early 
period of his history, how much more so after the great awakening of 1784, 
when the General Association of Connecticut invited him to labor as a 
missionary in Vermont, and when his theological researches had been 
elaborated and perfected at a later date. Probably his palmiest days 
were from 1780 to 1795, .when his talents, piety, and character were most 
fully developed. In 1800, he had conferred upon him, by the College in 
New Jersey, the title of D. D. ; his friend, Eev. Mr. Strong, of Hartford, 
rallied him on the title as of little worth ; but the same College the next 
year, conferred the like honor upon Mr. Strong. The first time Dr. 
Smalley met his friend afterwards was on the side walk in Hartford, when 
he took him by the hand with the remark, " I congratulate you, Dr. Strong, 
on the title which a short time since you so much affected to despise." 

During the revival of 1784, Father Mills, of Torringford, was invited 
to spend some time in this parish, %nd did so, to great profit; his efforts 
are still remembered by a very few who have survived the ravages of time. 
He was a revival preacher, and was early sent as a missionary from 'Con- 
necticut to Vermont. It has already been stated that Mr. Smalley had 
been invited to labor in Vermont, as a missionary, and requested to itine- 
rate as late as 1790. All these itinerate labors looked towards the later 
organization of the Connecticut Missionary Society, and other kindred in- 
stitutions,* though unconsciously to the actors. Mr. Smalley was not 

* The " Missionary Society of Connecticut" was first the General Association, 
which adopted a constitution as a Missionary Society, 1798, incorporated, 1802, but 



78 NEW BSITAIN. 

attractive as a preacher, although tall and large, with a dignified and com- 
manding appearance, yet destitute of that easy and graceful manner so 
desirable in a public speaker.* His voice was nasal and harsh, his man- 
ner stiff, and his gestures awkward. Yet notwithstanding these natural 
disadvantages, the acuteness and discrimination of his mind, would show 
in every sermon, and sound reasoning and rich instruction rewarded every 
hearer. 

Concerning the people of the parish during the last quarter of the 
eighteenth century, it may be said no people were more constant in attend- 
ance on public worship, and none better fed and instructed. He was very 
sensitive and jealous of any neglect, remissness or wandering of his peo- 
ple, and they were very proud of his talents and celebrity. In his social 
and domestic relations he was somewhat reserved and uncongenial; so 
naturally, and constitutionally, as well as from close study and constant 
research. 

Either from the smallness of his salary, or from the love of imparting 
knowledge, (probably from both,) he took from time to time, a few stu- 
dents in theology into his family to board, and into his study to recite. 
Doubtless this was a source of some income to his family, and literary 
satisfaction to himself. Some of these divinity students made a mark in 
the world, and with a hope of adding some little to the common stock of 
general history, we venture to make a list of some of those known to be 
under his tutelage. 

Oliver EUsioorth, of Windsor, Conn., son of David and his wife, Jemi- 
mah, born April 29th, 1745, graduated 1766, at Nassau Hall, began the 
study of divinity with Mr. Smalley, 1767 ; he left the next year, however, 
the study of theology for the study of law, and became, 1784, Judge of the 
Superior Court of his native State, and March 4th, 1796, Chief Justice of 
the United States. He died at Windsor, Conn., November 26th, 1807, in 
the sixty-third year of his age. He was one of the stars of Connecticut. 

Nathaniel Emmons, born April 12tli, (O. S.,) 1745, at East Haddam, 
Conn., to Samuel and his wife, Ruth (Cone,) graduated at Yale College, 
1767, became a theological student of ilev. Mr. Smalley, 1768, licensed 
to preach by Hartford County South Association, October 3d, 1769, at 

began to act by committee and otherwise, 1792, and is the oldest in the country. See 
Eev. Horace Hooker's Contribution to Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut. 

* Dr. Upson, of Kensington, was fond of a joke, and often exchanged with Dr. 
Smalley. When old Mr. Eldad Peck, of " Blue Hills," a section of Mr. Upson's par- 
ish, paid his silver coin to the parish collector, for Dr. Upson's rate, he said to him, 
" Tell Dr. Upson that no part of that is for the preaching of Mr. Smalley, for I do n't 
like him." When Mr. Upson heard of it, he made up his mind to enjoy the joke on Dr. 
Smalley, the first fit opportunity. " Ah !" (was the quick reply,) " Ah ! brother Up- 
son, evidence that your people think more of the manner than the matter." 



NEW BEITAIN. 79 

New Britain, Conn,, was settled in Franklin, a parish of Wrentham, Mass., 
1773. Dartmouth College gave Mm the title of D. D., 1798. He died 
September 23d, 1840, aged ninety-five years and five months. It is 
wholly unnecessary to speak of the standing of Dr. Emmons. He says, 
" "When I first went as a pupil to Dr. Smalley's I was full of old Calvin- 
ism, and thought I was prepared to meet the Doctor on all points of his 
new divinity. For some time all things went on smoothly. At length 
he began to advance some sentiments which were new to me, and opposed 
to my former views. I contended with him, but he quietly tripped up my 
heels, and there I lay at his mercy. But I had no thought of giving up 
so. I arose and commenced the struggle anew, but before I was aware of 
it I was floored again. Thus matters proceeded for some time ; he gradu- 
ally leading me along to the place of light, and I struggling to remain in 
darkness. Mt length he gained the victory ; I began to see a little light ; 
it was a new point and seemed distant ; by degrees it grew and came 
nearer. From that time to this the light has been increasing, and I feel 
assured that the great doctrines of grace which I have preached for fifty 
years, are in strict accordance with the law and the testimony." His pub- 
lished works were about one hundred and fifty volumes. 

Nathan Fenn, of Milford, graduated at Yale, 1775, ordained and installed 
over the church and society in Worthington parish, Berlin, May, 1780, 
was a divinity student of Mr. Smalley about 1776, licensed to preach by 
New Haven East, 1776. He died in the midst of his usefulness, April 
21st, 1799, in his fiftieth year, and nineteenth of his ministry in Berlin, 
Conn. His widow, Eunice, died August 12th, 1807, aged fifty-five. 
Their graves are shown «ide by side in the hill cemetery in Berlin. 

Ebenezer Porter, son of Ebenezer, born October 5th, 1772, at Corn- 
wall, Conn., graduated at Dartmouth, 1792, was a divinity student of Mr. 
Smalley, 1793-4 ; he was licensed to preach^at Meriden, Conn., by Hart- 
ford South Association, June 3d, 1794, said at that time to be from Tin- 
mouth, Vermont. He was ordained September 6th, .1796, and installed 
over the church and society in Washington, Conn.,»dismissed December 
18th, 1811. In 1814, the degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by 
Dartmouth College. In 1827, he became President of Andover Theolo- 
gical Seminary. He died April 8th, 1834, at Andover, aged sixty-two. 
Few men on the American Continent ever attained to higher usefulness 
or eminence as a theologian, or in correct and elegant writing. 
Oliver D. Cook, see No. (227.) 

Gad Newell, of Southington, son of Isaac and his wife, Eachel Poraroy, 
of Northampton. He was baptized September 11th, 1763, at Southing- 
ton, by Rev. B. Chapman, pastor. He married Sophia Clapp. He was 
licensed to preach June 2d, 1789, at Marlborough, by the Hartford County 
South Association ; graduated at Yale, 1786 ; was a divinity student of 



80 NE-W BEITAIK. 

Mr. Smalley, A. D. 1787. He died February 26th, 1859, aged ninety- 
six, at Nelson, New Hampshire. 

Isaac Porter, son of Timothy, born August 1st, 1766, at Farmingtbn, 
graduated at Yale, 1788, was a theology student with Mr. Smalley, 1789 ; 
he was examined, approbated and licensed to preach June 1st, 1790, at 
Wethersfield, by Hartford South. He was settled in Granby, Conn. He 
married Mary, daughter of Rev. Mr. Smalley, October 20th, 1794. He 
died April 14th, 1844, aged seventy-eight, at Granby, Conn. 

Joseph Meazer Camp, born April 6th, 1766, at Bethlehem, Conn., to 
David and his wife, Margary (Johnson,) of Guilford. He graduated at 
Yale, September, 1787 ; commenced the study of theology, June, 1789, 
with Mr. Smalley. He was examined, approbated and licensed to preach, 
October 6th, 1789, at the house of Rev. James Eells, in Eastbury, by 
Hartford South ; ordained and installed February 17tb, 17^5, over the 
church and society in Northiield, Litchfield county. Conn. Salary £80 
and thirty cords of wood per annum. He was dismissed June 27th,^1837. 
He died May 27th, 1838, aged seventy-two, at Northfleld. The maiden 
name of his wife was Rhoda Turner, daughter of Titus and Sarah (Blakes- 
ley) Turner. See No. (229.) 

Timothy Langdon, s^n of Capt. John, of New Britain, born December 
4th, 1757, graduated at Yale, 1781, studied divinity with Rev. Mr. Smalley; 
ordained and installed August 31st, 1786, over the church and society at 
Danbury, Conn., and Rev. Mr. Smalley preached the sermon from 1st Cor. 
1, 21. Mr. Langdon, the first minister raised in New Britain. He died 
February 10th, 1801, aged forty-four, at Danbury. He had married Lucy 
Trumbull, who died, when second, he married Mizabeth P. Perkins, of 
Hartford. He left several children, and his son John became a pastor of 
the church in Bethlehem, Conn., and died 1830. 

Israel B. Woodward, son of Israel, of Watertown, and his wife, Abigail 
(Stoddard,) born 1767, graduated at Yale, 1789, was a divinity student at 
Rev. Mr. Smalley's, 1790 ; was examined, approbated and licensed to 
preach, June 7th, 179il, at th6 house of Rev. John Lewis, of (Stepney,) 
Rooky Hill, Conn., by Hartford South. He was settled at (Farmingbury,) 
Wolcott, June, 1792. He married October 22d, 1792, Sarah, the fifth 
daughter of his instructor in divinity. He died October, 1810, aged forty- 
three, leaving no posterity. 

Isaac Maltby, see No. (228.) 

Bezaleel Pinneo, born July 28th, 1769, at Lebanon Crank, Conn., grad- 
uated at Dartmouth, 1791, studied divinity with Rev. Mr. Smalley, 1792 
and 1793, was examined, approbated and licensed by Hartford South, 
October 1st, 1793, at the house of Rev. Mr. Miner, of Westfield, Conn. ; 
ordained pastor of the church in Milford, Conn., 1796. He'&ied Septem- 
ber 18th, 1849. 



NEW BRITAIN. 81* 

Jeremiah Mason, born April 27th, 1768, at Lebanon, Conn., graduated 
at Tale, 1788, studied theology with Rev. Mr. Smalley for a time, but like 
Oliver Wolcott thought the science of law would be more congenial to 
his taste." His legal knowledge he obtained partly in Connecticut, and 
partly in Vermont ; his residence, 1797, was at Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire. He became one of the most eminent American lawyers of his time ; 
was appointed attorney -general of New Hampshire, 1802 ; he was elected 
United States Senator, 1813, but in 1817, he resigned his seat. In 1832, 
he removed to Boston, where the opportunities for the lucrative practice 
of his profession were more numerous. Mr. Webster ascribed much of 
his own success to the discipline he received by being brought in contact 
with him, and by witnessing his system of practice, and he said of Mr. 
Mason, that he became great by the exercise of strong sense and sound 
judgment, by the comprehensive views which he took of things, and by 
the pursuit of high and elevated purposes. He was physically as well as 
mentally great, being almost a giant in stature. Jeremiah Mason, LL. D. 
died at Boston, November 14th, 1848, being then over eighty years of 
age. 

WiUiam Hart, son of Thomas, of New Britain, the second minister 
raised in the parish, see No. (208.) 

Thomas Rich, see No. (305.) 

James Kasson Garnsey, see No. (230.) 

Pitkin Cowles, see No. (304.) 

Abijah Garrington, see No. (303.) 

Mark Mead, born November 6th, 1782, to Jonas, of Greenwich, Conn., 
and his wife, Sarah (Howe.) Mr. Mead graduated at Yale, September, 
1802, studied divinity, 1803, with Eev. John Smalley, D. D., taught dis- 
trict school in Stanley quarter, one season, was examined, approbated and 
licensed to preach June 5th, 1804, at the house of Rev. Calvin Chapin, at 
(Stepney,) Rocky Hill, by Hartford South ; was for a time a Domestic 
Missionary in the State of New York. He was ordained and installed 
pastor of the church in Middlebury, New Haven county, November 1809; 
dismissed, March, 1830; is now, 1862, residing in his native town of 
Greenwich, from which he says in a letter to the compiler, " I shall not 
probably remove until I am called to my everlasting home." He is a half- 
century minister. 

Andrew Rawson, born March 10th, 1773, at Mendon, Mass., to Perne 
and his wife, Mary (Aldrieh,) licensed to preach, 1804, by New Haven 
East, at Cheshire, Conn., having graduated at Brown University, Rhode 
Island, and studied theology for a time with Rev. Mr. Smalley, in this 
place, and he is still remembered by a few old members of this church, as 
an ardent revival preacher. It was his custom to invite the people here 
to hold small meetings in the evening in different sections of the parish,. 
6 



82 NEW BRITAIN. 

where and wlienhe exercised his talents in prayer and exhortation. Some 
are still living who date their first religious impressions to his earnest ap- 
peals.* He married January 21st, 1807, Jerusha, daughter of Deacon 
Skinner, of Hartford, Conn., by whom he had four children, viz : 

Mary, born July 31st, 1809, married 1827, Alvah Lewis, of Ohio, son 
of Deacon John. 

Samuel A., born August 23d, 1811, at Pompey, N. T., now Rev. Sam- 
uel A. Rawson, of Jasper, Steuben county. New York ; married 1839, 
Susan Hubbard, of New York city. 

Lydia E., born September 28th, 1813, residing at Oberlin, Ohio, now, 
1862, with her mother. 

Martha W., born April 16th, 1825, at Barre; married 1849, George 
W. Congdon, of Peru, and resides at Oberlin. 

The father died March 28th, 1835, at Barre, Orleans county, New York. 

His widow married s^ond, Elisha Parish, Esq., of Ohio, and is still, 
1862, living at Oberlin, Ohio, aged seventy -six, from whom the above 
facts are derived. Rev. Andrew Rawson was ordained and first settled 
at Pompey, Onondaga county. New York, 1805. He was subsequently 
appointed by the Philadelphia Board of Missions, a missionary among the 
destitute churches in western New York, in which service he continued 
twenty-one years. From an obituary notice published in the village of 
Albion, N. Y., and written by Rev. G. Crawford, we make the following 
extracts, viz : " He preached Christ and him crucified in almost every 
town west of Utica; assisted in the organization of many now large and 
flourishing churches, and fed many feeble ones with the bread of life. He 
preached the first gospel sermon ever delivered in Albion, and for three 
months labored in his sacred calling in a barn. Mr. Rawson was a revi- 
val preacher, whose labors were blessed of the Holy Spirit extensively, at 
an early day, when revivals were but little known in this State. His 
mind was clear and discriminating;- he loved to contemplate divine truth 
in the simple grandeur of God's sovereignty and electing love ; as a con- 
sequence his piety was calm, uniform and active. He carried hie religion 
into all the walks of life, and thus adorned the Christian profession. With 
a sweet and holy submission to the divine will, the natural consequence of 
such " most holy faith," this Christian minister received the fatal shaft 
without surprise, bowed to the high decree, and quit the sorrows and suf- 
ferings of this mortal state for the world of bliss." 



* An uncommon degree of zeal and excitement sprang up in these meetings, and 
Mr. Smallcy (as was his custom in the cure of all irregularities in his parish,) intro- 
duced the subject in one of his sermons, and lectured the young man for his unwar- 
ranted zeal and extravagance in a severe manner, and cautioned those that were excited, 
of danger. This incident is well remembered bj the oldest people, to this day, for Mr. 
Rawson (as was the custom for students,) sat in the pulpit during service and in the 
application of the sermon Mr. Smalley turned upon his pupil his scathing remarks. 



NEW BRITAIN. 83 

Since the above was written a letter from his son, Eev. Samuel Raw- 
son, of Jasper, Steuben county, N. Y., has been received, from which the 
following condensed extracts are made : « My father, Andrew Rawson, 
early consecrated himself to God, and feeling that he was called of God to 
the work of the ministry, he prepared himself for college with his pastor, 
Rev. Caleb Alexander, and graduated at Brown University, 1800, spent 
three years in teaching a " Grammar School" and studying theology, part 
of the time with Mr. Goff, of Sutton, and part with Dr. Emmons, of 
Franklin. "While on a visit to Durham, Conn., he was invited by Rev. 
David Smith to preach for him. He spoke three times on the Sabbath, 
although he had not been licensed. Before the next morning both he and 
Mr. Smith were called from their beds to lead inquiring sinners to Christ. 
A revival followed. Mr. Rawson had adopted the "exercise scheme," and 
the doctrine of natural ability, and hence when he applied for license at 
Cheshire, a strong opposition was manifested. After a debate of three 
days,* he was licensed on condition that he should study a year with Dr. 
Smalley. He ever spoke of Dr. Smalley with great interest and affec- 
tion. In revivals he often used to read a printed sermon published by 
Dr. Smalley from the text, "The law of the Lord is perfect." While a 
student at New Britain, he prepared a sermon from the text, " Where art 
thou ?" From the fly-leaf we learn that it was preached at New Britain, 
Rocky Hill, Mrddletown, and Durham. This sermon has a history which 
will not be fully known till the judgment ; it was the means, under God, 
of the conversion of hundreds if not of thousands. He often quoted Dr. 
Smalley's remarks thus : " If you wish to have a revival begin, preach the 
law ; if your revival begins to wane, preach the law ; if you wish to secure 
sound conversions, preach the law." Deacon Owen Brown of Hudson, 

* This may be partly tradition, yet the copy of record indicates something of the 
kind. It is in substance as follows ; " May 29th, 1804, the East Association at Chesh- 
ire, Conn., Mr. Andrew Kawson, of Mendon, Mass., presented himself for examina- 
tion as" a candidate for the gospel ministry, and was examined, whereupon the Associa- 
tion voted as follows, viz : this Association license Mr. Andrew Rawson as a preacher 
of the gospel, subject to the following advice ; that he apply himself diligently to the 
pursuits of theological linowledge, under the direction of some able divine of his own 
choosing ; that he do not offer himself as a candidate for settlement in the ministry, 
but wait for the advice of this Association, at their next stated session in September 
next ; that he cautiously avoid the discussion of intricate, mysterious points of disputa- 
tious theology, and particularly the doctrine of the immediate and efficient agency of 
God in the production of sinful volitions." At a meeting of Association held October 
9th, 1804, at the house of Bev. John Eliot, D. D., in "East Guilford," now Madison, 
is this entry : " Andrew Eawson, A. B., of Mendon, Mass., presented himself for cxt 
amination as a candidate for the gospel ministry, was approved, licensed, and recom- 
mended to the Christian churches, according to the rules of the Association." It seems 
then, that Mr. Bawson, under these circumstances, put himself under the instruction 
of Dr. Smalley, who had been a guide of Dr. Emmons. (Ed.) 



84 NEW BRITAIN. 

Ohio, (the father of the celebrated John Brown, of Kansas and Harper's 
Ferry,) said of Rev. Andrew Rawson, " I remember him well, for he led 
me to Christ; he came to my house in Hudson, in September, 1814. He 
had a kind of ragged way of preaching, but he was the most wonderful 
man to promote a revival that I ever knew ; his first sermon was from the 
text, " Where art thou ?" In the course of the sermon he stated that he 
had left his wife and children in the State of New York, to come here, to 
tell you how you may be saved. In coming here I have staid in the 
woods, sometimes spending half the night in fighting wolves, to keep them 
from killing my horse ; but what is all that compared to what Christ has 
done for you. Almost the whole congregation were in tears ; our college 
grew out of the revival that followed." (Thus from Deacon Brown.) In 
1820, he removed to Barre, Orleans county, N. T., where he preached, 
three or four year?. While residing in Barre, he preached in neighboring 
towns. In 1831, he found a company of women in a house in Shelby, (a 
town adjoining to Barre,) and he engaged them all to pray fifteen minutes 
a day for a deeper work of grace in their own hearts. A revival of great 
power followed, and sixty-four were added to the church ; meanwhile he cir- 
culated a subscription for a house of worship, and when it was dedicated he 
commenced a protracted meeting, during which he went to Medina, about 
four miles distant, and asked a merchant by the name of Coan, if he had 
not sold goods about long enough with a wicked heart. The merchant 
became maddened and enraged, but at length attended the meeting and 
consecrated himself to God, and then through the influence of Mr. Rawson, 
entered Auburn Seminary. While at Auburn Mr. Coan was accustomed 
to spend a part of each year in assisting Mr. Rawson, in holding protracted 
meetings. When Mr. Coan went to the Sandwich Islands as a missionary, 
he at once disapproved of the manner in which the missionary enterprise 
wasconducted. " This idea," said he, " of letting the old folks die and go to 
hell, while you by your slow means educate the rising generation, I do not 
approve. I believe these old pagans may be reached now as well as in 
the time of Paul." When discouraged by his brethren, he said, " Give 
me an interpreter and I will try my experiment." So mounting a box in 
the street, he called a company around him, and preached to them Christ 
and Him crucified. In a few weeks a great many had professed to have 
found the Saviour. Thus commenced the great revivals at the Sandwich 
Islands. 

We see by the foregoing that several of Dr. Smalley's students have 
occupied high positions ; that two of them married into his family, and 
that he was reckoned among the progressive or " new divinity" men of 
his age, and stood high as a theologian. We discover three reasons for 
the eminence he attained; first, he was set right on the start in his career; 
.by Dr. Bellamy; second, he had native talent, especially an acute and 



NEW BRITAIN. 85 

\ 

discriminating mind; and third, and most to his credit, a determined and 
close application of all the powers God had given him. It has excited 
some surprise that Dr. Smalley, from his small salary, should accumulate 
so much property as to be called one of the rich ministers of the State.* 
Doubtless he was indebted for his success in this direction, to the rigid 
economy of his wife, and especially to her prudent forethought. The 
plain and simple habits in the mode of dress and living, had also much to 
do with the point of expense in those days. The exemption of the clergy 
from all taxes of person or property, was no unimportant item of relief, 
and twenty cords of wood (I think generally made ready for the fire by a 
" wood bee,") must have been very convenient, to say the least. And 
then, too, the butter and cheese, and the clothing of the family, were nearly 
all made in the house. The farm furnished the flax, wool and milk, and the 
inmates of the house had the skill, industry and tools to manufacture them. 
The society records, already referred to, show that the daughters of Dr. 
Smalley, Col. Stanley, Elnathan Smith, Deacon Noah Stanley, and Capt. 
Belden, with many other prominent families, engaged cheerfully in teach- 
ing the district common schools of the parish, in the summer season. Thus 
Dr. Smalley's family (which by the way were all daughters,) were for a 
time self-supporting. They were, at length, suitably and agreeably married, 
though the early affec^ons of one,t were crossed by the sternness of the 
father. 

We of the present age can have but meagre ideas of the amount of 
dignity and reverence which surrounded the minister and magistrate. 
"When Dr. Smalley or Col. Lee were approached, it was with hat in hand, 
and when either of them passed on the road, men at work in the fields, 
even at some distance, raised their hats. Their will generally became 
equivalent to the best good of society, and soon culminated in a rule or 
law. Their itffluence was, however, in the direction of conservatism. 
Innovations and extravagances were frowned down. But two laymen of 
his church. Col. Lee and Ensign Mather, were ever heard to pray in pub- 
lic. The encroachments of the "Anabaptists" were a grief to Dr. Smal- 
ley, and if any of his flock ran after them, (as was sometimes the case,) 
they were very likely to hear from him soon. We should remember that 
it was natural for Mr. Smalley to consider the people his parishioners ; 
probably they were so, at his settlement, without an exception, for in 1772, 
there were but three Churchmen, and perhaps not a greater number of 
Baptists, or as they were usually termed " Separates." The first immer- 



* President Stiles' Itinerary. He calls him so, and says he had one hundred and fifty 
head of cattle. I think his flock of sheep were embraced in the enumeration. (Ed.) 

t The object of her predilections was a young physician of great promise, Doctor 
Jesse Andrews, son of Sergeant Moses, who in the language of a cotemporary, " pined 
away and died in early manhood, of a broken heart." 



86 NEW BRITAIN. 

sion in the place was Mr. Jeremiah H. Osgood, (familiarly known as 
" Grandfather Osgood.") He was from Westfield parish, in Middletown, 
and came here with predilections for that denomination. He was a mem- 
ber of Mr. Smalley's congregation, but not a member of his church. He 
was baptized by immersion, in the valley west of Samuel Smith's house, 
about A. D. 1776, by a man by the name of Shepherd. Sufficient water 
had been expressly provided for that occasion by damming up the rivulet 
that passes through that valley. Father Osgood was a man eminent for 
piety and holy living, greatly gifted in prayer, and universally respected 
for his honesty. Either that year or the next, No. (79) of Mr. Smalley's 
church left and joined the Baptists, by immersion in the Mill pond of 
Benjamin Adkins, the place known for many years as Churchill's Mill. 
The next was probably No. (91,) a man constitutionally insane at inter- 
vals, and who hung himself at last. He was also immersed at the Mill 
pond, at a later date. Their meetings were at first held at Mr. Smith's 
house ; he had taken offense at some remark of Mr. Smalley's, and so 
opened his doors to the " Separates," although he never joined their 
church. From this small beginning, after long and severe struggles, a 
church was formed, which, from occasional revivals, has become one of the 
prominent Baptist churches of the State. 

We come down now in the history of Dr. Sn^^lley, to 1804, when he 
was three score and ten.* He had often told his brethren in the ministry 
that a man should retire at that age, and true to his convictions, he propo- 
sed it to his people, but they were quite well satisfied, and wished him to 
continue his ministry still longer. He consented, but was evidently in his 
wane, for he had occasional ill turns when in public, and lost all conscious- 
ness, but after sitting in his pulpit a short time would recover, and ask 
where he was, and what he was doing; being told, he would resume his 
prayer or sermon and finish the service as if nothing had occurred to in- 
terrupt. It is, however, distinctly remembered, that intense anxiety was 
depicted on the countenances of his hearers. He continued his active 
duties as pastor until the fall of 1809, a term of more than fifty-one years 
from his settlement, and fifty-two from his first effort in the place, when 
he was relieved by the church and society calling to his aid Mr. Newton 
Skinner, of Granby, as colleague pastor. He, however, continued to 
preach occasionally, until September 26th, 1813, when he delivered his 
last sermon. The next year, 1814, he put his last volume of sermons to 
press. The balance of his days were spent mostly at his pleasant home, 
with books and friends, with many happy reflections on the past, and 

* The compiler was then seven years old, and remembers his appearance and dress. 
He wore a three-cornered " cocked-up" hat, short clothes, with knee-buckles, and very 
large shoe-buckles, in the Puritan style, after the old English fashion, but without wig, 
and was a good equestrian. 



NEW BRITAIN. 87 

bright anticipations of the future. His earthly career was closed by a fit 
of apoplexy, which deprived him of reason except at some lucid intervals, 
in which he expressed his submission to the will of God, and a humble 
hope of an interest in Christ. He died the first day of June, 1820, when 
he had almost completed his eighty-sixth year. His friend, Rev. Dr. Per- 
kins, of West Hartford, preached his funeral sermon, but the manuscript 
seems to have been lost. From the scanty materials we have been able 
to find of Dr. Smalley's distinctive characteristics, we conclude his preach- 
ing was mostly doctrinal, and chiefly upon his favorite themes. The bur- 
den of his prophecy as an ambassador for Christ, seems to have been to 
"justify the ways of G-od to men," especially in the sterner attributes of 
His character as a holy and just Being, He addressed himself not to the 
sympathies or passions of his hearers, but to their understanding and cool 
judgment. In looking after truth he cautioned his students not to stretch 
their vision beyond its locality, (or to use his favorite expression,) not to 
go " below the bottom of things." He himself directed his telescopic, (or 
rather we should say,) his microscopic vision with so steady a hand, that 
where common minds were beclouded with mists and fogs, he saw with 
the clearness of noonday. And just here, I think his great strength lay, 
in an acute discrimination of the parts, and at the same time a com- 
prehensive view of the whole system of God's dealings with men. In 
reviewing his published works, it would probably be conceded that his 
first effort was his best, or most distinctive and useful, viz : " Natural and 
Moral Inability." The light he was enabled, with God's blessing, to throw 
around this previously obscure subject, was looked upon with great favor. 
Hence the celebrity of an obscure parson of a country parish, in one of 
the British colonies in America, in the year 1769, extended not only 
through New England but to Old England, where his work was repub- 
lished. The halo that then gathered about his name was not of that 
ephemeral kind that is blown away with the first wind, but remains, with 
nearly the same brightness with which it radiated nearly a century ago. 
The present inhabitants of New Britain in their haste, but poorly realize 
how much honor and notoriety have incidentally clustered about the town, 
from the fact of its being,the home of Dr. Smalley, and the locality of his 
distinguished labors. May the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant which 
he held up to the faith of the fathers, descend and rest upon the children. 

We now come to the call and settlement of Mr. Newton Skinner, as a 
colleague with Dr. Smalley, December 2d, 1809. 

" At a meeting of the church in New Britain, warned for the purpose, it 
was voted unanimously to give Mr. Newton Skinner a call and invitation 
to settle in the office of a pastor and teacher of this church and people. 

At the same meeting the following members were chosen a committee 
to wait upon Mr. Skinner with the above vote, and request his answer ; 



88 NEW BRITAIN. ' 

Col. Gad Stanley, Deacon Benjamin "Wright, Mr. Levi Andrews, James 
North, Esq., Deacon Elijah Hart, and Deacon David "Whittlesey. 

Test, John Smalley, Pastor. 

January 7th, 1810, the same committee was appointed to call an ordain- 
ing council, and transact other business of the church relative to ordina- 
tion, should there be one. John Smalley. 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of New Britain Ecclesiastical 
Society in Berlin, held by adjournment the 12th December, 1809, 

"Voted, that this Society, having some acquaintance with Mr. Newton 
Skinner, and from sufBcient experience of his ministerial gifts and qualifi- 
cations, are satisfied that he is eminently qualified for the work of the gos- 
pel ministry, we do now call and invite him to settle with, and take the 
charge of the people of this Society in that important work. 

Voted, that this Society do grant to Mr. Newton Skinner, on his accept- 
ing the call of this Society, as expressed in the foregoing vote, and on his 
being ordained and set apart to the work of the gospel ministry here, as an 
annual salary, and compensation for his service in that work, during his 
continuance therein amongst us, six "hundred dollars, to be on interest in 
two months after due. Also, as a settlement, the sum of three hundred 
dollars, one-half to be paid in one, and the other half within six months 
after ordained. 

"Voted, that Messrs. Gad Stanley, James North, Levi Andrews, and 
Andrew Pratt, be appointed a committee to present to Mr. Newton Skin- 
ner a copy of the votes of this meeting, inviting him to settle here, in the 
work of the gospel ministry, and request him to take the subject into con- 
sideration, and give his answer as soon as may be convenient. 

Attest, Thomas Lee, Clerk. 

Berlin, January 10th, 1810. 
To the second Church and Society in Berlin : 

Fathers and Brethren, "With gratitude I now acknowledge the receipt 
of your call and invitation, which has been communicated to me by your 
committee, to settle among you in the work of the gospel ministry, and 
through them desire you to accept my answer. 

Having attentively and seriously considered your invitation, and weighed 
well your proposals, having heard with pleasure of the unanimity which 
has appeared in this important transaction, and been assured of the pres- 
ent prospect of future peace and harmony, having consulted friends and 
asked the counsel of Heaven, I am led to regard your invitation as a call 
in Providence to settle with you in the gospel ministry. 

Sensible, in some measure, of my unworthiness to be inducted into this 
sacred oflSce, and of my insufficiency to perform its important duties, and 
at the same time, relying upon God for direction, assistance and success, 



NEW BEITAIK. 89 

and under him upon your friendship, candor, united efforts and prayers, I 
now humbly and cordially accept your invitation. 

I do also fervently beseech the great Head of the Church, if he shall 
see fit to honor me by putting me into the ministry, to furnish me more 
and more to the work, and make me faithful and successful in my labors. 
I likewise earnestly solicit the prayers of this church and congregation, 
that if the important relation which is contemplated be formed between 
us, it may be permanent and happy. 

Signed, Newton Skinner. 

At an Ecclesiastical Council convened by letters missive from the 
church and society in this place, at the house of Kev. John Smalley, D. D., 
February 13th, 1810, for the purpose of ordaining Mr. Newton Skinner 
as colleague pastor. 

Present, Eev. Messrs. John Smalley, D. D., 

Nathan Perkins, D. D., 
Benoni Upson, 
Ebenezer Gay, 
Isaac Porter, 
Israel B. Woodward, 
Joab Brace, 
Noah Porter. 
Delegates. 
Deacon Elijah Hart, New Britain, 
Deacon Abijah Colton, "West Hartford, 
Deacon Noah Cowles, Kensington, 
Deacon Gad Taylor, Suffield, 
Granby, 
Deacon Isaac Bronson, Wolcott, 
Deacon James Wells, Newington, 
Deacon Martin Bull, Farmington, 
Deacon Benjamin Dutton, Southington, 
Deacon Jedediah Sage, Worthington. 
Dr. Smalley, chosen Moderator. 
Mr, Woodward, Scribe. 
The council was opened with prayer by the Modera,tor. 
All necessary documents were then received, expressing the invitation 
of the church and society to Mr. Skinner to settle among them in the gos- 
pel ministry, and his acceptance of their invitation. The council then 
proceeded to a critical and thorough examination of the candidate respect- 
ing his various qualifications for the sacred oflSce, and being satisfactorily 
ascertained of his literary talents and experimental acquaintance with the 
religion of Jesus Christ, 

Voted, unanimously, that we proceed to the ordination of Mr. Skinner, — 



90 NEW BBITAIN. 

that the scribe introduce the public exercises by reading the doings of the 
council, — that Mr. Isaac Porter make the introductory prayer, — that Mr. 
Gay preach the sermon, — that Dr. Perkins make the consecrating prayer, 
and Dr. Smalley, Dr. Perkins, Messrs. Upson and Gay, impose hands, — 
that Mr. Upson give the charge, and Mr. Brace the right hand of fellow- 
ship, and Mr. Noah Porter make the concluding prayer. 

Voted to adjourn to ten o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Wednesday morning, February 14th, the council convened agreeable to 
the adjournment. The minutes being read, were accepted, and the coun- 
cil adjourned to the meeting-house. 

Test, Israel B. Woodward, Scribe." 

(The ordination and installation of Mr. Skinner took place agreeably to 
the above programme. Ed.) 

He was born in East Granby, Conn., October 10th, 1782; he graduated 
at Yale, 1804; studied theology with Rev. E. Gay, of Suffield, Conn. 
Mr. Skinner spent his early days on a farm ; had a strong and rugged 
constitution. He was son of Mr. Roswell Skinner, of Turkey Hills, and 
his wife, Mary (Gay.) He had a vigorous and active mind ; was a man 
of medium height and size, with very penetrating, black eyes. He, like 
his predecessor, made no pretentions to the graces of oratory, or the flow- 
ers of rhetoric. His sermons were without much illustration or ornament, 
but he made strong points, and forcible applications. He was an earnest, 
business-like man, abounded more in the sterner, rigid virtues, than in the 
softer and social. He was rather repulsive than attractive, in his manners, 
and performed the duties of his calling in a business-like way. He 
bought the farm on the corner of East and Smalley streets, and the house 
still retains his name. He was a good farmer, and accumulated a snug 
little property, which he left to his wife. No. (391,) and his three children. 
In his public prayers he was gifted and comprehensive, and some thought 
more edifying than in his sermons. But the great revival of 1821 was as 
rich a blessing to him as to his people. From the commencement of that 
work of God's power and grace, he became more spiritual-minded, more 
devoted to his calling, and more aflfectionate to his people. Having his 
whole soul enlisted, he did an incredible amount of ministerial labor, broke 
loose from accustomed shackles of form, and went far beyond himself. 
He had an interesting field of labor; there were many young people; the 
population had greatly increased; the whole aspect of things was changed; 
from the staid, farming community of 1800, it had become a busy, thriving, 
manufacturing village, not indeed like the present, but compared with the 
past. The congregation was straitened for room in the old meeting house. 
After the revival had subsided in the fall of 1821, the subject of building 
new, began to be agitated. The question of a new location was discussed, 
and a place decided upon^after much talk, where the present building 



KE-W BEIXAIN. 91 

Stands now, 1862, called the Strickland Hall. No. (168) gave tlie lot to 
the society, but the ground being exceedingly uneven, it cost a vast deal of 
labor to prepare it. This, however, was done cheerfully, and the house 
•erected 1822, at a cost of something over $6,000, besides what was saved 
of the old one. It being built with such harmony, cheerfulness and zeal, 
it has generally been spoken of as one of the fruits of the revival of the 
preceding year. Mr. Skinner was very happy in the unanimity and zeal 
of his people, and dedicated the house with solemn services, and with the 
only sermon he ever published. "We thought it wonderful in the delivery, 
and requested a copy for the press, but to read it now, without considering 
the joy and excitement of the hearers at the time, it would probably ap- 
pear tame. 

Mr. Skinner was greatly interested in our common schools, and did 
much to raise their standard. A Sunday school society, the first in Hart- 
ford county, was formed in his parish, the spring of 1816, and he was ap- 
pointed its president. He was a warm advocate of the missionary cause, 
and labored to instil into the hearts of his people a true spirit of benevo- 
lence. The literary attainments of Mr. Skinner (if we are permitted to 
judge,) were respectable, but not of the highest order ; his judgment was 
sound, and his common sense excellent. The last four years of liis minis- 
try was a culmination of all that is happy and desirable, in the relation of 
pastor and people. But the tenderest ties are sundered, and the strongest 
attachments are broken; his last sermon was preached in Middletown, 
Upper Houses, on an exchange with Rev. Mr. Williams ; he was ill when 
he went, and returned to his home still more so, and the same week, 31st 
March, 1825, died of a malignant fever, aged forty-two years, five months, 
twenty-one days, and from his installation fifteen years, one month, seven- 
teen days. This death was so sudden, and seemed withal so untimely, 
that both his family and people were for a time overwhelmed with dis- 
tress. His parishioners awoke as from a dream, to the consciousness of 
his worth, and their loss, not before being sensible of the strength of their 
attachment. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to about $10,000. Mr. Skinner 
came to this town without funds ; boarded at first with the family of Mr. 
Gad Stanley, in Stanley quarter, and afterwards for some four or five 
years, with Deacon Whittlesey's family, at the home of Dr. Smalley. In- 
deed he lived there when he married. The second purchase he made of 
real estate was the Abner Clark place, now, 1862, the house of Charles 
M. Lewis. This was sold to William B. North, at an advance. He first 
bought at a good rate, the farm now, 1862, belonging to O. B. North, at 
the corner of East and Smalley streets, where he died. His funeral ser- 
mon was preached by Rev. Joab Brace, of Newington, who was a class- 
mate of his in college, and with whom he was very intimate during his 



92 NEW BKITAIN. 

ministry. They often exchanged pulpits on the Sabbath and " Lecture- 
days." Although Mr. Skinner was a vigorous, active, strong-minded man, 
yet his sermons (it is said,) cost him much continued hard study and labor. 
The Association of Hartford South held Mr. Skinner in high repute, an3 
treated him with marked attention from the first, as is seen by their ap- 
' pointing him scribe and preacher to their own body, and delegate to Gen- 
eral Association of this and other States. The last year of his life he was 
appointed delegate to the General Association of Massachusetts, to be 
held in 1825, but he died too prematurely to attend it. 

We come down now in the history of the parish of New Britain to a 
period when a great step was taken in advance, in the direction of pro- 
gress. Hitherto the only accommodation for mails was for the manufac- 
turers each to take his turn in riding to the Berlin post-office once a week, 
for the New Britain letters ; and like means were adopted to fetch the 
newspapers from Hartford once per week. But the spring of 1825, 
Thomas Lee, Esq., by his sagacity and political influence obtained the 
establishment of a post-office in the place, and for post-master his son, L. 
' P. Lee, who hired John Francis to carry the mail from New Britain to 
Hartford twice a week. The office was granted as a doubtful experiment, 
and on condition that it should cost the government nothing ; nor would 
the government claim for the time being any revenue. The whole pro- 
ceeds for the first quarter was about nineteen dollars, a few dollars less 
than cost of carrying. But this never happened again. The office was 
kept a few years in the " stone store," but soon after in a small building 
directly west, and opposite the meeting-house, now, 1862, called " Strick- 
land's Hall." Now there are five mails each day to arrive and depart, 
and the proceeds per quarter ending April, 1864, (being the highest ever 
taken,) was $1,425.46, an evidence of a great increase of population and 
business. 

We will now introduce to the reader as a candidate for the ministry, 
Mr. Henry Jones, of Hartford, recommended to our people by Joel 
Hawes, D. D., of that city. 

" August 9th, 1825, at a meeting of the members of the church, legally 
warned and held this day, it was voted unanimously to give Mr. Henry 
Jones an invitation and call to settle in the office of a pastor and teacher 
of this church and people. 

Voted, that the following persons be a committee to wait on Mr. Jones 
with the above vote, viz : 

Elijah Francis, Adna Stanley, Thomas Lee, Seth J. North, Alfred An- 
drews, and David Whittlesey. 

Voted to adjourn without day. 

Attest, David Whittlesey, Clerk. 

September 27th, at a legal meeting of the church, voted that Elijah 



NEW BRITAIN. 93 

Francis, Adna Stanley, Thomas Lee, and David Whittlesey, be a commit- 
tee to transact all business respecting the ordination which is expected. 

D. "Whittlesey. 
Berlin, August 15th, 1825. At a special meeting of the second Eccle- 
siastical Society in the town of Berlin, legally warned and held this day. 
Dr. Adna Stanley was chosen moderator. 

1st. Voted unanimously, that this society give Mr. Henry Jones a call 
to settle with us in the work o.f the gospel ministry. 

2d. Voted unanimously, that this society give Mr, Henry Jones as a 
compensation -for his servi(^es, if he settle with us, the sum of five hundred 
dollars annually, the same to be on interest in two months after due. 

3d. Voted, that this society give to Mr. Henry Jones as a settlement, if 
he settle with us, the sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid within one 
year from the day he is ordained pastor of the church and minister of the 
people here, conditioned as follows, to wit : if Mr. Jones shall not continue 
to perform the duties of his oflSce of pastor and teacher more than one 
year, then he, the said Mr. Jones, is to refund the sum of two hundred 
dollars ; if he continue to perform said duties two years and no more, then 
he is to refund the sum of one hundred dollars, otherwise to retain and 
possess the whole of the said sum of three hundred dollars. 

4th. Voted to appoint Elijah Francis, Noah Stanley, Adna Stanley, 
Seth J. North, Thomas Lee, Esq., Alfred Andrews, Ira E. Smith, and 
David Whittlesey, a committee to wait on Mr. Jones with the above votes, 
and request his answer as soon as convenient. 

5th. Voted that Elijah Francis and David Whittlesey, be a committee 
to supply the pulpit. Attest, David Whittlesey, Clerk. 

Hartford, August 31st, 1825. To the second Church and Ecclesiasti- 
cal Society in Berlin : 

Respected Friends, Your several committees have communicated to me 
the result of your meetings held on the 9th and 15th of the current month, 
and permit me here to express my gratitude for your favorable opinion 
thus publicly manifested. By your concurrent votes you have submitted 
to my decision a question of no small moment, and under a sense of this 
I have taken time for the consultation of friends, and for mature delibera- 
tion. The work of the gospel ministry, always arduous beyond the 
strength of unassisted man, has appeared to me almost overwhelming in 
view of my own youth and inexperience. When again I have thought of 
the wise and devoted servants of Christ, whose labors you have heretofore 
enjoyed, I have felt that an increased responsibility must rest on him who 
ventures to succeed them. 

On the other hand, there are considerations which have given me much 
encouragement. Time and experience may, with the blessing of God, in 
some measure supply these personal deficiencies, which now I can not but 



94 NEW BEITAIN. 

feel so sensibly, and if your former pastors have by their faithfulness ren- 
dered the work of their successor in some respects more arduous, yet he 
will have occasion to thank them, under God, for a congregation at once 
enlightened and attentive. - Above all, I have reflected with the utmost 
pleasure, on the uncommon degree of unanimity which has characterized 
your movements in this affair. 

Considerations like these have, I say, given me encouragement. I have 
been led at length to conclude that it is the will of Providence that 1 be- 
come your pastor, and where God directs I may not refuse to follow. I 
come to this decision, indeed, not without fearfulness and hesitation, when 
I remember my own weakness. But I find a refuge in the hope of your 
prayers and Christian candor, and I can ever look forward with confidence 
when I remember the promised aid of Him whom I call my Master and 
Lord. 

You will please to accept this as an affectionate answer to the call with 
which you have presented me. 

With the strongest wishes for your spiritual prosperity, I subscribe my- 
self yours in the bonds of Christian love, Henry Jones." 

At an Ecclesiastical Council convened in Berlin, October 11th, 1825, 
by letters missive from the second church and society in that town, for the 
purpose of ordaining Mr. Henry Jones to the work of the gospel ministry, 
and of installing him as the pastor of said church. 
Present, Eev. Nathan Perkins, D. D., 

Rev. Benoni Upson, D. D., 

Eev. -Samuel Goodrich, 

Rev. Noah Porter, 

Rev. Joab Brace, 

Rev. Royal Robbins, 

Rev. Joel Hawes, 

Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, 

Rev. David L. Ogden, 

Rev. Leonard Bacon. 

Delegates. ' 

Rev. Roderick Colton, 

Deacon Daniel Galpin, 

Brother Samuel H. Cowles, 

Brother William Deming, 

Deacon Samuel Peck, 

Brother Joseph Trumbull, 

Deacon Phineas Pardee, 

Deacon Simeon Butler, 

Deacon William Willard. 
Dr. Perkins was chosen moderator, and Mr. Brace, scribe. 



NE-W BRITAIN. 95 

The council was opened with prayer by the moderator. Rev. Ebenezer 
Porter, D. D., and Rev. Isaac Porter, being present, were invited to sit 
with the council. 

Several documents were exhibited to the council by the committee ot 
the church and society, showing that Mr. Henry Jones had been regularly 
and unanimously invited to take the oversight of this church and people, 
in the work of the gospel ministry, as pastor and teacher, and that he had 
accepted the invitation. 

Mr. Jones having produced satisfactory testimonials of his good stand- 
ing in the church of Christ, and of his license as a Christian preacher. 

Voted, that the council are ready to enter on an examination of Mr. 
Jones, with a view of his ordination, and that the moderator take the lead 
in the examination. After a full examination of the pastor elect, in natu- 
ral and revealed religion, in Christian experience, and in his motives in 
. desiring the office of a bishop : 

Voted unanimously, that the council are satisfied with his qualifications- 
for the Christian ministry, and that the way is prepared to set him over 
this people in the Lord. ^ 

Voted, that the solemnities of the ordination be attended to-morrow, the 
exercises to commence at eleven A. M., and that the several parts be per- 
formed by the following members of the council, viz : the record of the 
council to be read by the scribe, the first prayer to be offered by Mr. Rob- 
bins, the sermon to be preached by Dr. Porter, the ordaining prayer to be 
offered by Mr. Goodrich, senior, during which Messrs. Perkins, Goodrich, 
and Porter, lay on hands, the charge to be delivered by Dr. Perkins, the 
right hand of fellowship to be given by Mr. Brace, the concluding prayer 
to be offered by Mr. Hawes. ^ 

The council was adjourned to meet again to-morrow at a quarter before 
ten. "Wednesday morning met according to adjournment. Rev. Calvin 
Chapin, D. D., appeared and took his place in the council. 

Voted the foregoing as . a true record of council ; the ordination was 
performed accordingly. Attest, Joab Brace, scribe. 

At the time of the foregoing transactions the deacons of the church 
were David Whittlesey and Elijah Francis. The standing committee of 
the church were Messrs. James North, David Whittlesey, Elijah Francis, 
Alvin North, William Smith, Amon Stanley, and Alfred Andrews. 

Thus far the record in the hand-writing of Rev. Mr. Jones, transcribed 
from the doings of the council, and from the documents placed before 
them. He was a good penman, kept a correct record, spelled ivell, and 
was an easy and graceful writer, as appears from his answer to the call 
as above. He was born October 15th, 1801, at Hartford, Conn., to Major 
Daniel Jones, of that city, and his wife, Rhoda (Mather,) daughter of Dr. 
Charles Mather ; was baptized in infancy, by Dr. Strong; admitted to the 



96 NEW BRITAIN. 

first church in Hartford, February 6th, 1814; entered Tale College, 
1816; graduated there, 1820, A. B. and 1823, A. M.; studied theology 
at Andover, Mass., four years, and graduated there, 1824 ; ordained and 
installed in New Britain, as above. He married September 5th, 1825, 
Eliza S., daughter of Noah Webster, LL. D., of New Haven, (see No. 
588, for herself and family.) He and family occupied the house of Pro- 
fessor E. A. Andrews, in Stanley quarter, made vacant by his removal to 
North Carolina. For about one year and a half the pastoral relation of 
Mr. Jones seemed prosperous and happy. He introduced the present 
system of Sunday schools, in the spring of 1826. An interesting revival of 
religion was enjoyed, and a large number of young people were admitted 
to the church, February, 1827, and several during the summer, 1826, so 
that in all, during his ministry of two years, three months, eight days, 
there were sixty-three additions to the church, fifty-eight of them on pro- 
fession. During the last half of the second year of his pastorate, his 
health began to fail; and that kind of prostration and despondency so com- 
mon to young ministers the second or third year, came upon him ; a portion 
of his people became impatient, and the result was, a mutual council was 
called, and the connection dissolved, December 19th, 1827. Mr. Jones 
opened a high school for young ladies, at Greenfield, Mass., October 1st, 
1828, and ten years after, viz., December 1st, 1838, opened the Cottage 
School, on Golden Hill, in Bridgeport, Conn. He accepted, also, the 
office of deacon in the first Congregational church in the same town, Feb- 
ruary 26, 1858, thus making himself useful to the church and the rising 
generation at the same time. It is proper here to observe, that Mr. Jones, 
with seven others of his successors, are still living, and therefore a just 
sense of propriety forbids any formal history or criticisms, farther than 
merely the statistics of their settlement and dismission, together with some 
brief notice of their origin, families, employment and location. 

That a single parish should have so many ex-ministers still living, 
seems strange, but we consider it more our misfortune than our fault. 
Circumstances have appeared to demand these results ; some have been 
called to higher fields of usefulness ; others dismissed for want of health. 
If the people have differed in opinion on some of these results, or on the 
precedents that led to them, yet they have invariably returned to their 
accustomed harmony, when the momentary excitement had passed away. 
Not a single instance of permanent disaffection or alienation has occurred 
in the settlement or dismission of ministers (numerous as they have been,) 
among this people. And this is said just here, partly to their credit, and 
partly to rebut some calumnies from abroad. 

After the dismission of Mr. Jones, the pulpit was supplied by Mr. Jason 
Atwater, then a member of the Theological Seminary at New Haven. 
He was a native of Hamden, Mount Carmel Society ; graduated at Yale, 



NEW BRITAIN. 97 

1825 ; licensed to preach, 1827. During the year 1828, a powerful work 
of grace was experienced under the joint labors of Mr. Atwater and Rev. 
Samuel Griswold, of Lyme, Conn., as the fruits of which seventy-one were 
added to the church, in the early part of 1829. Mr. Atwater settled in 
Middlebury ; was installed October 31st, 1830, where he labored success- 
fully some fifteen years. He also spent some ten years in the ministry at 
Newtown, to the great comfort and edification of that church. He died 
April 1st, 1860, at "West Haven, aged fifty-nine. He had become Con- 
nected by his third marriage, with the Principal of the "West Haven 
Female Seminary, Mrs. S. E. "Wright, and removed to that place about 
one year previous to his death. A funeral sermon was delivered by the 
pastor of that church, Rev. George A. Bryan, from Proverbs 10, 7. "The 
memory of the just is blessed." "We have felt it but right thus to give 
one page of this work to the memory of that just man, through whose 
abundant labors very many of our people have derived such rich blessings 
in former years. " He that winneth souls is wise, and they who turn 
many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever." 

We come now to the call of Rev. Jonathan Cogswell. At an adjourned 
meeting of the church held in the conference room April 7th, 1829, 

Voted, unanimously, to give Rev. Jonathan Cogswell an invitation and 
a call to settle in the oflSce of a pastor and teacher of this church and 
people. 

"V"oted, that Messrs. David "Whittlesey, Thomas Lee, and Seth J. North, 
be a committee to wait on Mr. Cogswell with the above vote, and to re- 
quest his answer. 

"Voted, to adjourn this meeting until next Tuesday at four o'clock P. M. 

Attest, Thomas Lee, Clerk. 

At an adjourned meeting of the church held the 14th day of April, 
1829, at the Conference Hall, the following communication from Rev. J. 
Cogswell was received and read. 

To the Congregational Church of Christ in New Britain Society, Berlin :, 

Fathers and brethren, your votes of the 7th inst. have been communi- 
cated to me by your committee, and have been seriously and prayerfully 
considered. The unusual harmony and unexpected unanimity which ap- 
pear to prevail among you, connected with other circumstances which seem 
clearly to indicate the mind of God, fully convinces me that I ought to 
accept your invitation to settle among you in the ministry. The work 
before me appears to be great, but my dependence is on Him in whom is 
infinite fulness. Your assistance and prayers I most earnestly request. 
Looking to the great Head of the Church for all needed grace, your high- 
est happiness will be the chief object of my daily pursuit. "Wishing you 
grace, mercy and peace from God the Fathei-, and from Our Lord Jesus 
7 



98 NEW BRITAIN. 

Christ, permit me to subscribe myself yours in the fellowship of the 
gospel. 

Dated at Berlin, April 13th, 1829. , Jonathan Cogswell. 

To Messrs. David Whittlesey, Thomas Lee and Seth J. Norths commit- 
tee of the Church : 

Voted, that Messrs. David Whittlesey, -Thomas Lee, Seth J. North and 
Elijah Francis, be a committee to transact all business respecting the in- 
stallflaent of Eev. J. Cogswell. 

At an Ecclesiastical Council convened in New Britain, the second Con- 
gregational Society in Berlin, by letters missive from the Church and 
Society in that place, April 28th, 1829, for the purpose of installing Rev. 
Jonathan Cogswell as Pastor of the Church and people in New Britain. 
Present, Rev. Nathan Perkins, Pastor of the Church in West Hartford, 
Deacon Moses Goodwin, delegate ; Rev. Samuel Goodrich, Pastor of the 
Church in Worthington, Deacon Samuel Galpin, delegate ; Rev. Noah 
Porter, Pastor of the Church in Farmington, Rev. Joab Brace, Pastor of 
the Church in Newington, Deacon Levi Deming, delegate ; Rev. Charles 
A. Goodrich, Mr. Jason Atwater, licentiate ; Deacon Ebenezer Stillman, 
delegate from Wethersfield; Brother Israel Williams, delegate of the 
Church in Rocky Hill. Dr. Perkins was chosen Moderator, and Mr. 
Brace, Scribe. 

The Council was opened with prayer by the Moderator. Papers were 
laid before the Council by the Committee of the Church and Society, and 
by Mr. Cogswell, from which it appeared that the Church and people of 
New Britain had, in a regular way, given him a call to be their Pastor, and 
that he had accepted their invitation ; that Mr. Cogswell had been regu- 
larly dismissed from his former charge in Saco, in the State of Maine, and 
been highly recommended by that councU, as a good and beloved minister 
of Jesus Christ. Whereupon, 

Voted, that the way is prepared for the examination of Mr. Cogswell, 
with a view to his installation. The council having examined the pastor 
elect in the doctrines of natural and revealed religion, in his personal ac- 
quaintance with Christ, and his views of the pastoral ofiB.ce, and having 
obtained satisfaction of his qualifications for the ministry. 

Voted, unanimously, to install him as the pastor and teacher of this 
church and people, the services to commence at half an hour after ten 
o'clock to-morrow morning, the parts of the solemnity to be performed as 
follows, viz : Rev. Charles A. Goodrich to make the introductory prayer; 
Rev. Caleb J. Tenney to pieach the sermon, and Rev. J. Brace, his sub- 
stitute ; Dr. Perkins to offer the installing prayer, and Rev. Samuel Good- 
rich to deliver the charge ; Rev. Royal Robbins to give the rio-ht hand of 
fellowship ; Dr. Porter to make the concluding prayer. The council ad- 
journed to meet at nine o'clock to-morrow morning. 



NE-W BRITAIN. 99 

Wednesday morniug met according to adjournment ; Rev. C. J. Ten- 
ney, pastor of the church in Wethersfield, and Rev. Royal Robbins, pastor 
of the church in Kensington, and Deacon Simeon Hart, delegate of the 
church in Farmington, appeared and took their seats in the council. The 
council engaged in a season of prayer, imploring the presence and direc- 
tion of God in the transactions of the day, and the outpouring of the Holy 
Spirit upon the people, and upon the whole church of God. The installa- 
tion was performed according to the above arrangement. 

Attest, Joab Brace, Scribe. 

Mr. Cogs\/ell was born in the town of Rowley, Mass., September 3d, 
1782, to Dr. Nathaniel Cogswell and his wife, Lois (Searle.) He gradu- 
ated 1806, at Harvard. He settled first in Saco, Maine, October 24th, 
1810, .and was dismissed October 16th, 1828. He passed a few months 
in the city of New York, when he was called as above to New Britain. 
He married for his first wife, Elizabeth, (daughter of Joel Abbot and his 
wife, Lydia,) born about 1790, in Westford, Mass. She was early left an 
orphan, when her uncle, Samuel Abbot, Esq., (the original founder of 
Andover Theological Seminary, and of the Abbot Professorship there,) 
adopted her into his own family. (For some brief history of her and their 
children see No. (714.) Mr. Cogswell having been appointed on the 21st 
day of January, 1834, by the Directors of tl^e Theological Institute of 
Connecticut, to the office of Professor of Ecclesiastical History in that 
Institution, was, at the expiration of his five years' pastorate in New Brit- 
ain, dismissed by a mutual council called for that purpose, April 29th, 
1834. He had occupied the house of Professor E. A. Andrews, during 
his stay in this place, from which he removed to East Windsor Hill. His 
wife, Elizabeth, died there April 30th, 1837, a lady of high literary and 
Christian attainments. In December, 1837, Professor Cogswell, for his 
second wife, married Miss Jane G., daughter of Chief Justice Andrew 
Kirkpatrick, of New Jersey, by whom he had one son and one daughter. 
In 1840, the Union Theological Seminary, of New York city, conferred 
oh him the title of D. D. Drawing towaids the wane of life he resigned 
his office at East Windsor, 1844, and retired to New Brunsjvick, New 
Jersey, where he died August 1st, 1864, in his eighty-second year. He 
was a man of much general knowledge and observation, very social and 
cheerful, and possessed a charitable and liberal disposition. He was above 
the medium size, large and portly, went about with an open hand, an open 
purse, and a warm heart. During his ministry in this place of five years, 
fifty-five were added to the church, twenty-nine by profession, and twenty- 
six by letter. He wrote his sermons rapidly and profusely, and some- 
times without due regard to connection or unity ; but they were full of in-^ 
struction, variety and interest. 



100 NEW BRITAIN. 

• Gall and settlement of Mr. Seward. 

At a meeting of the church held December 7th, 1835, voted unani- 
mously that we give Mr. Dwight M. Seward a call to settle with us in 
the gospel ministry. 

Voted, that the Deacons inform the Ecclesiastical Society of our vote, 
and ask their concurrence. 

Voted, that Seth J. North, E. H. Burritt, Alfred Andrews and Samuel 
Booth, be a joint committee with those of the Society, to present this call 
to Mr. Seward and ask his acceptance. 

Signed, E. H. Burritt, Moderator, William B. North, Clerk. 

At a meeting of New Britain Ecclesiastical Society, held December 7th, 
1835, E. li. Burritt, Moderator, and Norman Hart, Secretary joro tern., 
voted unanimously to unite with the church in giving Mr. Seward a call. 

Voted, that this Society pay Mr. Seward annually, on the first day of 
February, a salary of seven hundred and fifty dollars, so long as he con- 
tinues to be our minister. 

Voted, that Curtiss Whaples, Norman Hart, William B. North, and F. 
T. Stanley, be a committee to unite with that of the church to communi- 
cate the call and votes to Mr. Seward, and ask his accepiance. 

A true copy, attest, *J. E. Lee, Clerk of Ecclesiastical Society. 

Mr. Seward's reply dated December 24th, 1835, at Durham, Conn. 

Brethren and friends, the question presented by your recent vote, I 
have made the subject of deep, prayerful reflection. The result is a de- 
termination to accept of the call you have given me, to settle among you 
in the ministry. To this decision I have not come without anguish of 
feeling and deep solicitude for the future, the objection arising from my 
own conscious weakness, I could not easily dispose of; but the ardor of 
youth bids me to try ; the love of souls prompted a wish to try. Friends 
who had long prayed for my usefulness said you may try, and a voice 
from Heaven seemed to add, " I am thy shield and thy exceeding great 
reward." And with the hope of such support I am willing to make the 
desired effort. I have a motive for thus speaking to you of my fears. 
Methinks a people should know the state of feeling with which their ser- 
vant enters into his new relation. I wish you not to expect too much. I 
desire you to remember that you will receive an untried and earthen ves- 
sel. I can adopt prospectively the sentiment T)f Paul, "I shall be with 
you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling." And now permit me 
to say, in conclusion, that I shall claim your sympathies, your prayers, and 

your assistance. With these the ofiice is one of fearful responsibility 

without them, an angel might shrink from the work. 

Yours affectionately, Dwight M. Seward. 



NEW BRITAIN. 101 

At an Ecclesiastical Council convened in New Britain, February 2d, 
1836, by letters from the Church and Society in that place, for the pur- 
pose of ordaining Mr. Dwight M. Seward as Pastor and Minister of the 
Church and people, in the Gospel of Jesus Christ: 

Present, Noah Porter, D. D., and Deacon Edward Hooker, from the 
church in Farmington. 

Rev. Joab Brace, and Brother Roger Wells, from the church in 
Newington. ^ 

Rev. Jonathan Cogswell, Theological Institute, East Windsor. 

Rev. John R. Crane, and Brother E. B. Thompkins, first ,church in 
Middletown. ^ 

Joel Hawes, D. D., and Brother Barzillai Hudson, first church in 
Hartford. 

Rev. David L. Ogden, and Brother Julius Barnes, from church in 
Southington. 

Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, from Worthington. 

Rev. Horace Bushnell, and Brother B. B. Barber, Hartford North. 

Rev. Zebulon Crocker, and Brother Richard Warner, Upper Middletown. 

Rev. James M. McDonald, and Dr. Horatio Gridley, Worthington, and 
Deacon I. Botsford, Kensington. 

The council was organized by the appointment of Noah Porter, D. D., 
Moderator, and Rev. Joab Brace, Scribe, and was opened with prayer by 
the Moderator. The Committee of Church and Society exhibited the 
record of the transactions, showing the regular and unanimous call of Mr. 
Seward to the work of the Christian ministry among this people, and his 
acceptance of the call. After a particular examination of the candidate in 
doctrine, knowledge and experience, the council having obtained full 
satisfaction. 

Voted, unanimously that Mr. Seward be ordained and installed as the 
pastor and minister of this church and people, according to their request, 
and that the ordination be attended Wednesday, February 3d, at eleven 
o'clock, A. M. The following ministers were appointed by the council to 
perform the public services at the ordination, viz : 

Rev. J. R. Crane, introductory prayer. 

Rev. Joel Hawes, D. D., sermon. 
• Rev. J. Brace, ordaining prayer. 

Noah Porter, D. D., and J. Hawes, D. D., laying on of hands. 

Jonathan Cogswell, D. D., charge. 

Rev. James M. McDonald, right hand of fellowship. 

Rev. D. L. Ogden, concluding prayer. 

Adjourned to Wednesday, February 3d, ten o'clock A. M., when the 
ordination and installation was performed according to the above arrange- 
ment. J. Brace^ Scribe. 



102 NEW BRITAIN. 

Mr. Seward was born at Durham, Conn., July 31st, 1811, to Deacon 
Seth Seward, of that town, and his wife, Rhoda (Picket.) He graduated 
at Yale College, 1831. He studied theology at the Seminary in New 
Haven, Conn., and married March 2d, 1836, No. (887,) which see for a 
brief sketch of Mrs. Seward and their children. On the 4th October, 
1836, he joined the South Association of Hartford county, and June 4th, 
18"39, he was appointed to superintend the interests of the Home Mission- 
ary Society within the bounds of the Association. The church was blessed 
with two revivals during his ministry, one in the year 1837, when eighty- 
one persons were added to their number; the other in 1841, when they 
received an accession of thirty-six. The whole number gathered into the 
church during his ministry was 194, of whom 136 by profession and 58 
by letter. He was often interrupted in his labors here from much bodily 
pain and debility, and yet upon the whole the connection was happy and 
successful. It was towards the close of his ministry when the subject of 
dividing the church and society was agitated, and Mr. Seward made up 
his mind to retire. He accordingly, on the 22d of May, 1842, made the 
following communication to the church and society : 

Brethren and friends, it is with reluctance and pain that I now perform 
the duty which in the providence of God devolves upon me. The rela- 
tion between us has existed a little more than six years. During that 
period we have twice enjoyed the special influences of the Spirit of God. 
Your continued kindness, confidence and affection, I have abundant occa- 
sion to acknowledge, and although my labors have been frequently inter- 
rupted by ill health, I do gratefully record that the harmony of the rela- 
tion remains undisturbed. Within this period however as you are aware, 
very trying events have occurred. Contentions, it is true, have prevailed 
among this people for many years, but the subjects to which they formerly 
pertained have in a great measure given place to others ; while in one 
spot the wounds have appeared to be rapidly healing, they have violently 
broken out in another. In order to the adjustment of difficulties, meetings 
have been held, committees for consultation appointed, and plans of com- 
promise suggested, but no permanent good result has been achieved. 
The issue to which events are now rapidly tending, must be perceived by 
all. You, beloved friends, who have mingled your songs and prayers in 
the same sanctuary, expect soon to be gathered into different places of 
worship. The necessity now occurs of having the pastoral relation dis- 
solved. Though I contemplate the bearing of this state of things upon 
the interests of piety with trembling solicitude ; though my attachment to- 
wards you is undiminished ; though I would gladly spend and be spent for 
you, yet my usefulness, should I longer remain, would be greatly abridged ; 
not so much from the diminished size of the field as from the peculiar posi- 
tion which I should occupy. Moreover, my health, as you know, has 



NEW BEITAIN. 103 

been mucli impaired by the animosities -which have prevailed, and though 
it has materially improved, yet it is my full conviction that I should be 
unable to labor with vigor and success in circumstances so trying as those 
in which I should be placed. 

In view of these facts and considerations, I respectfully request you to 
unite with me in calling a council, to dissolve, if they deem it expedient, 
the pastoral relation. Your affectionate pastor, D. M. Seward. 

The church and society consented to the call of a mutual council, and 
Mr. Seward was dismissed June 15th, 1842. The principal reason of the 
dismission, the council say, is " the contemplated division of the church 
and society ;" " a division owing entirely to other causes than the charac- 
ter or services of the minister." 

The " contentions and animosities" to which Mr. Seward refers above, 
are probably the conflicting opinions the people entertained, at the 
time, on the subject of temperance, anti-slavery, and new and old school 
divinity. From the manner in wliich these subjects were presented and 
pressed, (at that time,) on the public mind, they were called agitating 
subjects. The public were extremely sensitive at that period, and almost 
every parish and community was more or less agitated by them. The 
flight of twenty-five years has happily carried with it much that was un- 
pleasant, and left in return a similarity of views ; so that we look back 
with wonder, that so slight causes should have produced so great a breach. 
Indeed we are forced to look for other and more potent causes, and on the 
above as mere occasions for greater causes to operate. About one-half 
the church and society withdrew and built anew, leaving their interest in 
the old house to those that remained. 

On the 5th July, 1842, one hundred and nineteen of the members of the 
church withdrew, and were organized by the South Consociation of Hart- 
ford county as the " South Congregational Church in New Britain." 
Many disinterested persons thought and said at the time that this division 
would be disastrous to both societies, but from the active business habits 
of the people, the result has proved quite otherwise. The population has 
increased so rapidly that very respectable congregations have been secured 
in both parishes, notwithstanding the rapid growth of other denominations 
in the mean time. The yearly contributions to general benevolence may 
have been somewhat lessened, from the double expense of maintaining 
two societies in place of one, yet even this does not necessarily follow, for 
(strange as it may seem,) the ability of a community to give is in the pro- 
portion they are in the habit of giving. Over-grown churches, like over- 
stocked bee-hives, with many drones, need sometimes to swarm, for a full 
development of their working power. Some may say, why not pass these 
scenes in silence ? Our reply is, we are writing partly for future genera- 
tions, and should be recreant in duty to them to have said less ; and lest we 



104 NEW BRITAIN. 

injui'e the feelings of some one living person, or do injustice to the dead, 
we refrain from saying more. 

Mr. Seward retired to his native home in Durham, but was called to a 
new field in West Hartford, where he was installed January 14th, 1845, 
and dismissed December 18th, 1850. 

He was called to the oversight of a church in Yonkers, New York, 1851, 
where he is now, 1867, zealously engaged in the work of the ministry. 
The Union Theological Seminary of New York conferred the title of 
D. D. upon him 1862. 

We find the following upon the records of the church upon the subject 
of the division. 

At a meeting of the church held on Tuesday, June 14th, 1842, 
Deacon Chauncey Cornwall was chosen Moderator. The following 
petition, signed by Elijah Francis and others, was presented to the meeting : 

Reverend and beloved : whereas we the subscribers, being desirous of 
forming a new church in this place, and having nearly completed a suitable 
edifice for our accommodation, request you to permit us peaceably to with- 
draw ourselves from our particular connection with you, and to give us an 
equal share in the property of the church, and Sabbath school library. 

Signed, Elijah Francis and others. 

Voted, to appoint a committee to report upon the petition, one week 
from this day, and David Whittlesey, Matthew Clark, Amon Stanley, 
Samuel Booth, Ira Stanley, Eli Smith, William Ellis, Ira Stanley, jun., 
William A. Churchill, Dan Clark, Alfred Andrews, Timothy W. Stanley, 
John Stanley, Horace Wells, Adna Hart, and Noah W. Stanley, were 
chosen that committee, when the meeting adjourned one week. 

At the adjourned meeting of the church June 21st, 1842, the following 
report and resolution was presented : 

To the Congregational Church in New Britain : Dear brethren, your 
committee to whom was referred the petition of Deacon Elijah Francis 
and others, praying for liberty to withdraw themselves from this church, 
and share equally in the property of the Church and Sabbath school books, 
having taken the important subject into serious consideration, beg leave 
respectfully to report. 

Your committee are very sensible that as a church and society we 
have come to a crisis which is perplexing in the extreme ; just on the 
point of taking a step which will be deeply deplored in all future time ; 
making a breach which neither we, our children, nor our children's chil- 
dren will be able to heal. We would meet it with all brotherly kindness 
and affection. We are among those who believe in the right of petition, 
and althongh it is our fixed opinion that we ought not to separate families 
and beloved brethren and friends, your petitioners have the same right to 



NEW BRITAIN. 105 

think and say, " we can enjoy ourselves better apart, and we wish you to 
let us go in peace." We would call on our dear brethren and sisters in 
the petition, to pause and inquire, are there any good and substantial rea- 
sons why a division should be made in this church ? Many of us have 
walked together in the fellowship of the gospel, and in brotherly love for 
years ; some almost to the end of our pilgrimage, and not a jar in our 
affections has disturbed our peace. Your committee can not discover any 
just" cause for granting the request of the petitioners at this time, and 
especially in its present form, but would exhort all of our beloved sisters 
and brethren in the Lord, to stand still and hope unto the end. We 
remember the difficulties and trouble in former years, and would also call 
on our souls and all within us to bless and praise the Lord for His good- 
ness, and for His wonderful works, in pouring out upon us His Holy Spirit, 
especiaUj in the year 1821, and in subsequent years, thus reviving us 
when we were "minished and brought low," and delivering us from all 
our distresses. Now, dear brethren, viewing with anxious solicitude our 
present condition, and contemplating our future prospects, which so deeply 
affect us all, we are united in our opinion, and do recommend the passage 
of the following resolution, viz : 

Resolved, that the petitioners have leave to withdraw their petition, or 
if they prefer, we consent that the whole case, all matters and things, with 
all its load of consequences, be referred to the decision of the consociation, 
provided our friends, the petitioners, will relinquish all claim to the prop- 
erty of the church, and pay their share of the debts contracted for their 
benefit as well as ours. 

David Whittlesey, Chairman of Committee. 
Dated at New Britain, this 21st day of June, 1842. 
The report was accepted, and the resolution passed, and the meeting 
adjourned without day. William H. Smith, Clerk. 

At a meeting of the church held the 28th day of June, 1842, Dr. Samuel 
Hart was appointed Moderator ; after the doings of the last meeting were 
read, the following vote was passed : 

Voted, that this church unite in calling a meeting of the Hartford South 
Consociation, to assemble in this village on Tuesday, the 5th day of July 
next, at nine o'clock A. M. in reference to forming and organizing a new 
Congregational church in this parish, provided they deem it expedient. 

Voted, to appoint a committee to carry the above vote into effect, and 
the following persons were appointed : Seth J. North, Elnathan Peck, 
Augustus Stanley, and William A. Churchill. 

Voted to adjourn without day. William H Smith, Clerk. 

According to the vote of the church, on Tuesday, June 28th, 1842, the 
Consociation assembled July 5th, 1842> at nine o'clock A. M. Prayer by 
the Moderator, Dr. Chapin. 



106 



NEW BRITAIN. 



The petitioners and remonstrants were heard by counsel and otherwise, 
and after due deliberation the Consociation announced their readiness to 
form a new church, and the following persons were organized into a new 
church, to be known by the name of the " South Congregational Church 
of New Britain." 



Elijah Francis, 
Chauncey Cornwell, 
Seth J. North, 
Alvin North, 
Samuel Hart, 
Norman Woodruff, 
Henry North, 
Ozias Hart, 
Dennis Sweet, 
Andrew P. Potter, 
Josiah Dewey, 
Elijah Hart, 
John Judd, 
Abijah Flagg, 
Alonzo Stanley, 
Aaron C. Andrews, 
George Hart, 
William Bassett, 
William H. Smith, 
Chester Hart, 
George L. Tibbals, 
Edmund Steele, 
Sarah North, 
Ann W. Burritt,? 
Mary G. Cornwell, 
Sarah G. Cornwell, 
Maria Seymour, 
Julia A. North, 
Mary Peck, 
Esther Dewey, 
Mary Cordelia North, 
Sarah E. North, 
Abigail Woodruff, 
Louisa Hart, 
Lois E. Bassett, 
Mary S. Bassett, 
Lucretia M. Smith, 
Sarah M. Loomis, 



Harriet S. Smith, 
Elizabeth A. Smith, 
Theodore A. Belknap, 
Samuel W. Hart, 
Salmon Hart, 
Horace Butler, 
Joshua Carpenter, 
Robert G. Williams, 
James Judd, 
Eliza A. Marshall, 
Ezekiel Andrews, jun., 
Elnathan Peck, 
Henry Stanley, 
Catharine A. Stanley, 
Curtiss Whaples, 
Esther L. Lee, 
Abigail Seymour, 
Mary Ann Seymour, 
Dorothy Francis, 
Edmund Warner, 
Elizabeth W. Warner, 
Francis Hart, 
William B. Stanley, 
Charles M. Lewis, 
Betsey Judd, 
Betsey Carpenter, 
Alma Woodruff, 
Honor Flagg, 
Melvina C. Stanley, 
Chloe A. Stanley, 
Abigail L. Stanley, 
Maria N. Erwin, 
Electa Andrews, 
Harriet A. Stanley, 
Elizabeth F. Hart, 
Marilla Callender, 
Hannah Root, 
Selina Churchill, 



NEW BRITAIN. 



107 



Elvey W. Hart, 
Lucy N. Steele, 
Matilda C. Warner, 
Almira W. Warren, 
Polly Clark, 
Eomeo Francis, 
Catharine Francis, 
Catharine A. Francis, 
Nancy M. Eddy, 
Matilda Slater, 
Dolly S. Hart, ' 
Nathan R. Cook, 
Lucy B. Cook, 
Jane Francis, 
Orpha Hart, 
Lauretta S. North, 
Amelia S. Williams, 
Orpha H. Butler, 
Charlotte N. Stanley, 
Sarah B. North, 
Georgianna M. North, 
Louisa B. North, 
My object in putting these names on 
formation that they may know who are 



Lucinda H. Smith, 

Lydia S. Dewy, 

Clarissa B. North, 

Betsey North, 

Rosetta Hart, 

Maria Steele, 

Mehitabel Hart, 

Louisa Hart, 

Eliza Judd, 

Gunilda Judd, 

Sarah E. Andrews, 

Sarah Whiting, 

Sarah Hart, 

Mary Gridley, 

Lucy Winchell, 

Mary Curtiss, 

Julia A. Curtiss, 

Lucy Wright, 

Sylvia Hart, 

Charles A. Warner, 

Caroline U. Sweet, 

Olive B. Wright, 
this book is to give the church in- 
members of the church remaining. 
William H. Smith, Clerk. 



It is proper here to remark that the number who remained in the first 
church was 207. The first meeting of the church for business after the 
division, was held in the conference room, July 12th, 1842, when Deacon 
David Whittlesey was appointed . Clerk, and they voted to hold their an- 
nual meeting on the first Wednesday of January yearly, then to appoint 
their clerk, committee, and do all necessary business. 

Voted to hold a church prayer meeting on Thursday afternoon weekly. 

Adjourned. Attest, D. Whittlesey, Clerk. 

The pulpit was supplied for some months chiefly by Dr. Taylor, of New 
Haven, when at a legal meeting of the church warned for the purpose, 
and held 13th December, 1842, 

Voted, that this church give Chester S. Lyman a call to settle over them 
in the gospel ministry. 

Voted, that Amon Stanley communicate this act of the church to the 
Ecclesiastical Society, and request their concurrence in the same. 

Voted, that David Whittlesey, N. W. Stanley, and William Whittlesey, 
be a committee to unite with such as the society shall appoint for the same 



108 NEW BRITAIN. 

purpose, in presenting to Mr. Lyman the call now voted, and solicit his 
acceptance of the same. Adjourned. D. Whittlesey, Clerk. 

The society concurred in voting a salary of six hundred dollars, and 
appointed William Ellis, Norman Hart, and Samuel Booth, to unite with 
those on the part of the church to present the call to Mr. Lyman. 

His reply to the above call. 

New Haven, December 29th, 1842. To the committee of the first 
Congregational Church and Society in New Britain : The invitation 
which you recently communicated to me in the name of the first Congre- 
gational Church and Society to become their pastor, I consider it my duty, 
after careful and prayerful consideration, to accept. In thus deciding, I 
have acted not only according to the advice of those in whose judgment 
I put confidence, but also I trust from a sincere desire to follow the lead- 
ings of Providence. I hope, therefore, the steps I have taken will meet 
with the divine approval. The relation which, if ordained, I thus assume 
to the church and society is one, I am aware, of great responsibility ; and 
conscious as I am of my own deficiences, I feel that it is also one in sus- 
taining which I shall need your cordial co-operation and prayers, as well 
as the special blessing of our common Master. That this relation in con- 
sequence of our mutual faithfulness, may result both in our own spiritual 
well-being, and in the glory of God's name, is my most earnest prayer, 
and will be made the object of my constant efforts. 

Yours in the fellowship of the gospel, C. S. Lyman. 

Proceedings of the Gouncil. 
An Ecclesiastical Council called by letters missive from the first Con- 
gregational Church in New Britain, for the purpose of ordaining Mr. 
Chester S. Lyman to the work of the gospel ministry, convened on the 
14th of February, 1843, at the academy, at half past six P. M. 

Rev. B. F. Northrop was chosen Moderator; prayer was offered by the 
Moderator. There wera present from the church in Farmington, 
Bishop Noah Porter, D. D. 
Eev. William W. Woodworth, from Worthington. 
Rev. Samuel Rockwell, from New Britain South. 
Eev. B. F. Northrop, from Manchester. 
Rev. Royal Robbins, from Kensington. 

Delegates. 
Brother A. F. Williams, Farmington. 
Brother Edward Wilcox, Worthington. 
Deacon Elijah Francis, New Britain South. 
Brother Thomas Stowe, Middletown North. 
Brother M. W. Keehey, Manchester. 
Deacon Cypjian Goodrich, Kensington. 



NEW BKITAIN. 109 

Rev. Messrs. Herrick, Whittlesey, and Hull, being present, were in- 
vited to sit with the council. Documents respecting the call of the church 
and society to Mr. Lyman, and his acceptance of the same ; also respect- 
ing his licensure were presented and deemed satisfactory by the council ; 
also satisfactory evidence of his church-membership was given. The 
council proceeded to examine Mr. Lyman respecting his knowledge of 
natural and revealed theology, his Christian experience and motives for 
entering the ministry, after which it was unanimously voted that we pro- 
ceed to the ordination of Mr. Lyman the following day. 

The parts were assigned as follows : 

Invocation and reading the Scriptures, by Rev. Mr. Herrick. 

Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr. Rockwell. 

The sermon by Rev. Dr. Porter. 

Ordaining prayer by Rev. Mr. Robbins. 

The charge by Rev. Mr. Northrop. 

Right hand of fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Woodworth. 

The concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Northrop, and 

Benediction by the pastor. 

The council met February 15th, according to adjournment ; the min- 
utes were read and approved, and the public services were performed ac- 
cording to the above arrangement. 

Signed, B. F. Northrop, Moderator. 

Attest, William W. Woodworth, Scribe. 

Mr. Lyman was born January 13th, 1814, at Manchester, Conn., (then 
Orford, a parish of East Hartford,) to Chester Lyman and his wife, Mary 
(Smith.) He graduated at Tale, 1837, and at Yale Theological Seminary, 
1842 ; settled in New Britain as above. The church enjoyed a revival, 
1843, under his ministry, as fruits of which twenty-two united with the 
church. His health failed and he was dismissed April 23d, 1845, making 
a term of a little more than two years, during which forty were added to 
the church, thirty-one by profession and nine by letter. He went to the 
Sandwich Islands for health, October, 1845, and landed May, 1846; from 
thence to California, 1847, and returned home 1850. He married, June 
20th, A. D. 1850, Miss Delia Williams Wood, daughter of Hon. Joseph 
Wood, of New Haven, and his wife, Frances (Ellsworth,) daughter of 
Chief Justice Ellsworth, and grand-daughter of Chief Justice Oliver Ells- 
worth, of Windsor, Conn. She was born September 13th, 1820, at Stam- 
ford, Conn. Their children : 

1. An infant, born April 11th, 1851, died young. 

2. Elizabeth Ellsworth, born November 11th, 1852. 

3. William Chester, born March 15th, 1855, died May 24th, 1855. 

4. Oliver Ellsworth, born May 10th, 1856. 

5. Delia Wood, born October 3d, 1858. 

6. Chester Wolcott, born May 25th, 1861. 



110 NEW BRITAIN. 

Mr. Lyman is now, 1862, a resident of New Haven, and was appointed, 
July, 1859, Professor of Industrial Mechanics and Physics, at Yale Col- 
lege. This people remember him as their former pastor with high regard. 

The following relates the call and settlement of his successor : 

At a meeting of the church duly warned and held on the first day of 
May, 1845, David Whittlesey was chosen Moderator, and I. N. Lee, 
Clerk. It was unanimously voted to call and invite the Rev. Charles S. 
Sherman to become our pastor. 

Voted, that this act of the church be communicated to the society, and 
request their concurrence. 

Voted, that David Whittlesey, Norman Hart, and Doctor Woodruff, be 
a committee to unite with such as the society shall appoint for the same 
purpose, in presenting the doings of this meeting to Rev. Mr. Sherman, 
and solicit his acceptance of the same. The Ecclesiastical Society concur- 
red, and the first day of May, 1845, voted a salary of six hundred dollars. 
Mr. Sherman's Answer. 

Rockville, May 12th, 1845. 

To the committee of the first Congregational Church and Society of 
New Britain : Dear brethren, your letter in behalf of the first Congrega- 
tional Church and Society, inviting me to become their pastor, was re- 
ceived on the 3d inst., and with a view to acting with careful and prayerful 
deliberation upon a matter of such importance, I have refrained giving an 
earlier answer. The solemnity of assuming, no less than dissolving the 
relation of pastor to a people, I can not view with indiflference, nor can I 
be insensible to the duty which in all ordinary cases is urged upon a Chris- 
tian minister to assume that relation, when invited to it by the united and 
friendly wishes of a people who are, and who are worthy to be by him 
respected and beloved. These being my views and feelings, I have en- 
deavored carefully and with prayer to weigh the considerations bearing 
upon my duty in the case, and as the result of my deliberations have con- 
cluded to accept, and do hereby accept the invitation of your church and 
society to become their pastor. In the mean time let me bespeak your 
prayers that the blessing of the great Head of the Church may rest upon 
the decision to which we have been mutually led ; especially, that my an- 
ticipated ministry among you may be a revival ministry, crowned with the 
Holy Spirit's greatest work. If such be your daily prayers, I am sure 
that when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of 
the gospel of Christ. The Lord bless you and keep you ; the Lord make 
His face to -shine upon you, and be gracious unto you ; the Lord lift up His* 
countenance upon you and give you peace. 

I am with sincere respect and affection, C. S. Sherman. 

Probably Mr. Sherman was never furnished with a copy of the doings 
of the council at his installation, hence we have no record on our books ; 



NEW BRITAIN. Ill 

but he writes that it occurred July 2d, 1845, and also that he was dismissed 
September 5th, 1849. He was born April 26th, 1810, at Albany, N. Y., 
to Josiah Sherman, (brother of Roger Minot Sherman, late of Fairfield, 
Conn.,) and his wife, Hannah (Jones,) daughter of Daniel, of Hartford ; 
graduated at Yale, 1835, and at Andover Theological Seminary, Mass., 
1838. He married, June 11th, 1839, Martha E., daughter of Cyrus Wil- 
liams and his wife, Martha (Wheeler.) They embarked July 17th, 1839, 
as missionaries to Palestine, from the port of Boston, Mass. They re- 
mained at Jerusalem until April, 1842, when loss of health compelled them 
to return to this country ; when he was settled and dismissed as above. 
He was soon called and was settled in Naugatuck, over a Congregational 
Church, where he now, 1867, resides. For his family see No. (995 ;) 
also No. (1,026.) Mr. Sherman greatly improved our Sunday school, by 
introducing the children to the Monthly Concert, and giving them an 
opportunity to sing, and repeat verses of scripture. 

We now come to the call of Rev. E. B. Andrews, of Cornwall, Conn. 

At a meeting of the first Ecclesiastical Society of New Britain, held 
May 6th, 1850, voted to unite with the church in extending an invitation 
to Rev. E. B. Andrews to become our pastor. 

Voted, to give him a salary of seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

Voted, that I. N. Lee, 0. C. Stanley, and "William A. Churchill, be a 
committee to unite with that of the church in presenting him their united 
call. 

Action of the Council-. 

An Ecclesiastical Council regularly convened by letters missive from 
the first Congregational church and society in New Britain, for the pur- 
pose of installing Rev. E. B. Andrews as their pastor, was held June 26th, 
1850, in the lecture room of said church and society. 

The following pastors and delegates were present, viz : 

From the church in Farmington, Rev. N. Porter, D. D. and Brother 
John E. Cowles, delegate. 

Newington, Rev. Joab Brace, and Deacon Jeremiah Seymour, delegate. 

Kensington, Rev. Royal Robbins, and Brother Jabez Langdon, delegate. 

"Wethersfield, Rev. Mark Tucker, D. D., and Brother E. T. Cook, 
delegate. 

New Britain South, Rev. Samuel Rockwell, and Brother E. A. An- 
drews, delegate. 

Plainville, Rev. William Wright, and Brother J. C. Hart, delegate. 

East Windsor, Rev. Samuel J. Andrews, and Brother N. S. Osborn, 
delegate. 

Worthington, Rev. W. W. Woodworth, and Deacon Joseph Savage, 
delegate. 



112 NEW BRITAIN. 

West Hartford, Rev. D. M. Seward, and Brother Charles S. Mills, 
delegate. 

Hartford South, Brother John H. Goodwin, delegate. 

Meriden, Brother H, Foster, delegate. 

New Britain, first church, Brother I. N. Lee, delegate. 

Rev. E. "W. Andrews, Rev. Charles S. Sherman, Rev. W. G. Jones, 
Rev. Joel Grant, and Rev. John S. Whittlesey being present, were 
invited to sit with us, as corresponding members. 

Dr. Porter was chosen Moderator, and Rev. W. W. Woodworth, Scribe. 
Prayer by the Moderator. Documents were then presented showing that 
the church and society had proceeded regularly in the call, and that Mr. 
Andrews had been regularly dismissed from the church and society of 
which he was formerly pastor, and that he is a member in good and regu- 
lar standing, of Berkshire Association, in Massachusetts. The council 
then proceeded to examine Mr. Andrews in respect to his knowledge of 
natural and revealed religion, his religious experience, and his reason for 
entering the ministry. Whereupon it was unanimously voted, that we 
approve of the examination of Mr. Andrews, and will proceed to his in- 
stallation this afternoon, at two o'clock. The parts of the installation ser- 
vice were assigned as follows, viz : 

Introductory prayer by Rev. S. Rockwell, of New Britain South. 

The Sermon by Rev. Samuel J. Andrews, of East Windsor. 

Installing prayer by Rev. Joab Brace, of Newington. 

Charge to the pastor by Dr. Tucker, of Wethersfield. 

Right hand of fellowship by Rev. W. W. Woodworth, of Worthington. 

Charge to the people by Rev. Mr. Robbins, of Kensington. 

Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Sherman. 

Benediction by the Pastor. 

And the installation took place accordingly. 

W. W. Woodworth, Scribe. 

Rev. Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews was son of Rev. William, of Elling- 
ton, Windham, Danbury and Cornwall, and his wife, Sarah (Parkhill,) of 
Benson, Vermont. He was born April 29th, 1821, at Danbury, Conn. ; 
graduated at Marietta College, Ohio, 1842 ; he was licensed to preach 
June 4th, 1 845, by Litchfield North ; he was ordained and installed pas- 
tor of the church at Housatonicville, April 29th, 1846, and dismissed April 
4th, 1849. He then engaged for a year in the "Alger Institute," at South 
Cornwall, Conn., where he also supplied the pulpit and received a call to 
settle. He married December 25th, 1850, Catharine Francis Laflin,born 
at North Adams, Mass., June 16th, 1831. His health being impaired he 
left New Britain, to take the chair of Natural Science and Natural The- 



# NEW ^.BRITAIN. 113 

ology Marietta College, Ohio. He enlisted 1861, into the thirty-sixth 
Regiment Ohio Volunteers as Major under Colonel Crook ; was at the 
battle of Louisburg, Virginia ; at the South Mountain and Antietam bat- 
tles, where the regiment won honorsat the battle of Antietam. He was 
made Colonel, and returned to his professorship after spending about two 
years in the army. 

Their Children. 

1. Clara Laflin, born in Westfleld, Mass., April 18th, 1852. 

2. Catharine Francis, born in Marietta, Ohio, October 16th, 1854. 

3. Cutler Watson, born in Marietta, Ohio, February 2d, 1856. 
The following will best show the reasons of his early dismission : 

At a church meetin^held November 4th, 1851, the following letter was 
read : 

To the first Congregational Church, New Britain : Beloved friends, you 
have been called together to day to receive a communication from your 
pastor. The nature of this communication you have doubtless anticipated. 
It is my request that the peculiar and official relation which I now hold 
with this church be dissolved, and that you, by yoilr committee, unite with 
me in calling an ecclesiastical council for the purpose of effecting such 
dissolution. This is a step which I have taken after long and prayer- 
ful deliberation. For many weeks my mind has been in a state of very 
deep and painful anxiety to know what the Head of the Church would 
have me do. Settled pleasantly over a large and important parish, I have 
not wished nor dared to leave my position, unless it should |^ clearly re- 
vealed to me as my duty so to do. The arduous labors of the station 
(and they are far more arduous than any one not a minister can under- 
stand,) I have endeavored cheerfully to perform in the hope that they 
might be blessed to your highest good ; but such is the present condition 
of my health that I can no longer meet the engagements and responsibili- 
ties of my office, and the prospect of greater ability in the future seems 
remote and uncertain. For more than five months I have been struggling 
with an increasing bronchial disease. During these months I have been 
absent at one time six weeks, in the hope that I might be improved by 
rest; and when at home I have availed myself of all the occasional assist- 
ance I could obtain, so that I have probably not preached more than half 
of the time ; yet notwithstanding the disease has been constantly gaining 
ground, and now I am almost entirely unable to speak in public. Had I 
complied with the advice of my physician I should have given up preach- 
ing some months ago. Of the future I know nothing; it is in the Lord's 
hands, and he will do with me and with us all what seemeth him good. 
I hope and pray that he has yet work for me to do as a preacher of the 
gospel of his dear Son. One of my predecessors, whose disease he assured, 
me was much like my own, has never yet been able to resume the work. 



114 NEW BRITAIN. * 

of the ministry. It may not be improper for me to state that I am not 
the only one of my father's family who has suffered from the same diffi- 
culty. Two brothers have been prevented by it from preaching, one for 
nearly two years at one time, and the other for the last ten months. Still 
another brother is now disabled from preaching by a disease somewhat 
similar, but more pulmonic in its nature ; but th^ fact that my father died 
of a bronchial disease in the midst of his usefulness, is the most disheart- 
ening consideration of all. ^ 

I have thus briefly stated to you my present condition. Now in view 
of it, what ought I to do ? In endeavoring to answer this question I am 
conscious that I have not for a moment forgotten the interests of this 
church and people. I would do nothing that would in any way prove in- 
jurious to the cause of our common Redeemer among you. You need 
for your pastor a man of firm health and much physical vigor, to meet the 
full demands which are made upon hina. It may therefore be deemed 
best that I in my illness and necessary inefficiency, should give place to 
one more vigorous, and consequently more able to perform the labors of 
the station. I have also consulted friends and esteemed judicious clergy- 
men, respecting my fluty in regard to the whole matter, and my request to- 
day is in entire harmony with their advice. I therefore, dear brethren, 
now ask you to unite with me in calling an ecclesiastical council for the 
purpose of considering this matter, and if deemed best, to dissolve the re- 
lation now subsisting between us. But I can not close this communica- 
tion witho^ referring to the unusually pleasant relations which have 
always existed between us. I came among you an entire stranger, but I 
have always received kind and Christian treatment. You have ever given 
a friendly hearing on the Sabbath, (never showing the slightest disposition 
to prescribe the themes of my discourse, nor the modes of presi.nting 
them,) and also you have treated me with kindness and courteous respect 
in all my private intercourse with you. It has been the friendly relation 
which should ever exist between a Christian pastor and a Christian peo- 
ple. This fact is an encouragement for the future ; indeed it seems to me 
prophetic, that with another pastor you will live in mutual love, and grow 
in all the gentle graces of the Christian life. 

Wishing you manifold blessings here, and eternal life hereafter, I am 
your friend and pastor, E. B. Andrews. 

New Britain, November 4th, 1851. Upon receiving the foregoing the 
church passed the following : 

" Whereas we have this day received a communication from our pastor, 
Rev. E. B. Andrews, asking us to unite with him in calling a Council to 
dissolve his pastoral relation with us, and whereas the circumstances under 
which the request is made, render it painfully necessary for us as a church 
to assent, therefore, — 



NEW BRITAIN. 115 

Resolved, that although our connection has been so brief, it has been 
exceeding pleasant and happy, and it is with emotions of deep regret that 
we consent to its termination. Our Pastor has bepn in and out among us 
in. such Christian kindness and faitlifulness, in such tender sympathy and 
charity, as to win our confidence and affection; his fine feelings and tender 
sensibilities will be held by us in enduring remembrance. We commend 
him to the Grace of God, and the sympathy of the Church, wherever he 
maybe located. 

N. W. Stanley, Henry Walter and Dan Clark, were appointed to unite 
with the pastor and the committee on the part of the society, in calling the 
. proposed council. 

Mr. Andrews was dismissed November 12th, 1851., 
We continue our extracts from the church and society records. 
"At a meeting of the church held the 11th October, 1852, Deacon 
Alfred Andrews wa§ chosen moderator ; the following resolve was passed 
unanimously, viz : 

Having heard the Rev. Horace Winslow, of Rockville, in our pulpit 
and conference room with satisfaction, and otherwise learned somewhat of 
his character and good standing as a gospel minister, therefore. 

Resolved, that we cheerfully and cordially extend to him a call to be- 
come our pastor. 

Voted, that Dr. Hawley be a committee to unite with such person as 
the society may appoint to present the doings of this meeting to Rev. Mr. 
Winslow, and solicit his acceptance of the call now voted. 

Morton Judd, Clerk. 
Mr. Winslow's Answer. 
Dear Brethren, the invitation extended to me to become your Pastor, I 
have taken into prayerful, and I trust careful and candid consideration, 
and I am not aware that a further delay would discover to me any more 
clearly the path of duty than now. I feel that it is a delicate matter to 
leave a people whom I love, and by whom I have the assurance that I am 
myself beloved ; but even with such a fact circumstances may make it a 
a duty for me to change this field of labor. Such seem to be the circum- 
stances that now surround me. It is with a desire to be in the way of 
duty, and with a feeling that I am following the providence of God, that 
I now accept the call to become your pastor. I expect this life to be one 
of labor, and wherever I may be, I desire to be useful, and this is my ex- 
pectation and desire if God shall consummate the invitation and make me 
your minister, but if we are prospered the Lord must smile upon us ; let 
me with your co-operation, bespeak for myself your 'prayers upon my an- 
ticipated labors among you. 

Yours in Christian bonds, • Horace Winslow. 

Rockville, November 6th, 1852. 



116 NE-W BRITAIN. 

It should here be stated that the Ecclesiastical Society had concurred 
in the call and voted a salary of one thousand dollars, and appointed 
James Stanley a committee to unite with Dr. Hawley, appointed on the 
part of the church, in presenting the call. 

At an Ecclesiastical council convened at the lecture-room of the first 
Congregational Church of New Britain, December 29th, 1852, by letters 
missive from said church. 

Present from the church in Farmington, 

Rev. Noah Porter, D. D., Deacon Simeon Hart, delegate. 

Newington, Rev. Joab Brace, Brother Marcus Stoddard, delegate. 

New Britain South, Rev. Sam'l Rockwell, Dr. Lucius Woodruff, delegate. 

New Britain First, Rev. William Whittlesey. 

Springfield, Mass., North, Rev. R. H. Seeley. 

Brooklyn, New York, Second, Rev. Nathaniel H. Eggleston. 

Meriden, Rev. George W. Perkins. • 

The council, after being called to order, was organized by the choice of 
Rev. Joab Brace, moderator, and Rev. George W. Perkins, scribe. 

After prayer by the moderator, the following documents were presented : 
the invitation from the church to the Rev. Horace Winslow to become 
their pastor; the vote of the society concurring in the call, with the pledge 
of a suitable support; the letter of acceptance from the Rev. Mr. Wins- 
low ; the result of council whereby the previous pastoral relation of Mr. 
Winslow was dissolved, whereupon, — 

Resolved, that the documents now presented are satisfactory, and that 
we proceed to the customary examination of the candidate for installation. 
The examination was then conducted by the moderator and council, 
whereupon. 

Resolved, that being satisfied with the examination, we will proceed to 
install Rev. Horace Winslow as pastor over the first Congregational 
church in New Britain. 

That Rev. Dr. Porter, Rev. William Whittlesey, and Rev. Mr. Wins- 
low, be a committee to arrange the installation services. The committee 
reported a recommendation that the services should be as follows : 

Introductory prayer by the Rev. Mr. Rockwell. 

Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Seeley. 

Installing prayer by Rev. Mr. Brace. 

Charge to the pastor, by Dr. Porter, 

Right hand of fellowship by Rev. George W. Perkins. 

Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Eggleston. 

Which recommendation was accepted, and the council took a recess. 

After recess the council met and with appropriate services installed Rev. 
Horace Winslow as pastor of ihis church. 

Signed, G. W. Perkins, Scribe. J. Brace, Moderator. 



NEW BEITAIN. 117 

The subject of building a new meeting-house began to be agitated soon 
after Mr. Winslow came into the place. 

February 7th, 1853, the society appointed a committee to inquire as to 
the expense of enlarging and repairing the old house, and also to inquire 
for a location for a new one, and report. 

They reported February 21st, 1853, in favor of building a new house, 
and April 20th, 1853, the society, by vote, instructed their committee to 
buy the place of Ira Stanley, jun., for a location, and voted to build with 
brick. The place consisted of a substantial dwelling-house and out-build- 
ings, with four acres of land, and cost the Ecclesiastical Society, $7,000. 
The house was moved and is now, 1867, the one owned and occupied by 
Dr. Comings. 

The house of worship was dedicated August 23d, 1855 ; is in the Eo- 
manesque style of architecture, one hundred and thirty-eight fe^ long by 
sixty-three feet wide, including the chapel, with a spire one hundred and 
ninety feet high. The audience-room is seventy-five feet long by sixty- 
three wide. The chapel is directly in the rear of the audience-room, 
thirty-eight feet long by thirty-six feet wide, having two smaller rooms 
or parlors connected with it. 

The church was blessed with two seasons of revival during the pastorate 
of Mr. Winslow, 1854, the first, and the second, 1857; as the result, sev- 
enty-nine were received to communion on profession. There were also 
other additions by letter, to the number of forty-four, making in all during 
his ministry, one hundred and twenty-three. Finding his salary inade- 
quate to his support, and having a call from the church in Great Barring- 
ton, Mass., with a remuneration better adapted to his necessities, on the 
23d November, 1857, he communicated his resignation to the church, at a 
meeting held for the purpose, and requested them to unite with him in 
calling a council to dissolve the relation, if the council should advise. 

A council was held December 2d, 1857, and the connection was dis- 
solved, to take effect on and after the 20th of that month.' 

Rev. Horace Winslow was born May 18th, 1814, at Enfield, Mass., to 
John H. Winslow and his wife, Elizabeth (Mills ;) graduated at Hamilton 
College, N. Y.; studied theology at Union Seminary, New York city; set- 
tle ^rst at Lansingburg, N. Y. ; second, at Rockville, Conn., October, 
■ 1845, and dismissed, November, 1852 ; third, installed and dismissed as 
above in New Britain; fourth, installed, 1858, at Great Barrington, Mass. ; 
and in 1862, accepted an appointment as chaplain to the fifth regiment of 
Connecticut Volunteers, under the command of General Banks, at Vir- 
ginia. After serving several months as chaplain, he resigned and was 
installed, December 1st, 1863, at Binghamton, N. Y. He married May 
8th, 1850, No. (1,090,) which (for brief sketch of his family,) see. 



118 NEW BRITAIN. 

We come now to the call and installation of the present pastor of the 
first church. 

At a meeting of the church held the 18th day of January, 1858, Noah 
W. Stanley was chosen moderator ; prayer was offered by Deacon Alfred 
Andrews, when the following resolve was passed unanimously, viz : 

Whereas, we have enjoyed the ministrations of the Rev. Lavelette Perrin 
for two Sabbaths, and otherwise learned something of his antecedents, and 
thus having good reason to believe his piety and talents are well suited to 
our necessities as a church and people, therefore. 

Resolved, that we hereby unanimously extend to him a cordial invita- 
tion to become the pastor of this church, and minister to our congregation. 

Resolved, that Deacon Alfred Andrews be a committee to present this 
call to Mr. Perrin, with our respectful solicitation for its acceptance, and 
report hi^answer, if practicable, at our next meeting. 

Attest, M. Judd, Clerk. 

At a legally warned meeting of the first Ecclesiastical society of New 
Britain, held January 18th, 1858, voted to concur with the call of Rev. L. 
Perrin by the church, and voted him a salary of twelve hundred dollars, 
to be paid quarterly, and appoined William A. Churchill a committee to 
unite with the church committee in presenting the call. 
Rev. Mr. Perrin's Heply. 

Dear Brethren, I havereceived and prayerfully considered the call you 
were pleased to extend to me on the 18th instant, and hereby accept the 
same. In doing so I humbly crave your prayers that the great Head of 
the church will smile upon this relation when consummated, and make it 
the source of enduring profit to all whom it specially afiects. May the 
Lord enable me to come to you in all the fullness of the gospel, and give 
mje acceptance and success among you, in the work of the ministry. 

Tours in Christian bonds, Lavelette Perrin. 

Goshen, January 26th, 1858. 

Pursuant to letters missive, an Ecclesiastical Council was convened in 
the lecture-room of the first Congregational Church and Society in New 
Britain, on Wednesday morning, February 3d, 1858, at ten o'clock, to 
counsel and advise with regard to the installation of the Rev. Lavalette 
Perrin, to whom said church and society had extended a call to beCbme 
their pastor. 

The churches represented on the occasion were as follows : 

Church in Farmington, Rev. Noah Porter, D. D., pastor, and Brother 
Chauncey D. Cowles, delegate. 

First church in Hartford, Rev. Joel Hawes, D. D., pastor. 

Church in West Meriden, Rev. George Thacher, pastor, and Brother 
Roswell Hawley, delegate. 



NEW BRITAIN. 119 

South church in New Britain, Rev. Samuel Rockwell, pastor, and 
Brother "William H. Smith, delegate. 

Church in West Plartford, Eev. M. N. Morris, pastor, and Brother 
Charles S. Mills, delegate. 

Church in Newington, Rev. William P. Aikin, jun., pastor, and Brother 
Edwin Wells, delegate. 

Church in Rocky Hill, Rev. L. B. Eockwood, pastor, and Brother Allen 
A. Robbins, delegate. 

Church in Kensington, Brother Samuel Upson, delegate. 

Great Barrington, Mass., Rev. Horace Winslow, pastor. 

The council was organized by the choice of Rev. Dr. Hawes, moderator, 
and Rev. William P. Aikin, as scribe. Prayer was offered by the mod- 
erator. Rev. Frederick Gridley, Rev. Messrs. Orcutt, Jewett and Bond, 
being present, were invited to sit with the council. Papers were exhibited 
showing the action of the church and society, by which it appeared that 
the Rev. Mr. Perrin had been regularly called to become their pastor, and 
had accepted the same. 

The council then proceeded to the examination of the candidate, as to 
his views of religious truth, his Christian experience, and motives for en- 
tering upon the work of the ministry. After a full hearing, it was unan- 
imously voted, that the council approve the examination, and will proceed 
to the services of the installation at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

The several parts in the public services were assigned as follows : 

Reading the minutes by the scribe. 

Introductory prayer and reading the scriptures by Rev. Mr. Aikin. 

Sermon by Eev. Mr. Thacher. 

Installing prayer by Rev. Dr. Hawes. 

Charge to the pastor by Eev. Mr. Morris. 

Right hand of fellowship by Rev. Mr. Rockwell. 

Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Winslow. 

Benediction by the pastor. 

A true copy of the minutes. 

Attest, William P. Aikin, Scribe. 

The installation was performed in accordance with the above arrange- 
ment. Attest, William P. Aikin, Scribe. 

Mr. Perrin now, July, 1867, has been faithfully and successfully labor- 
ing in this field ; the church has enjoyed two special seasons of revival, in 
1858,* and in 1866, and one hundred and eight were in consequence added 
to the church on profession. The whole number added, both by profession 

* The 19th April of this year, 1858, being the completion of one century from the 
organization of the first church in the town, it was observed and celebrated by holding 
in the Center Church a general gi,thering of the citizens of the town, especially of Con- 
gregational churches, when Mesirs. Elihu Burritt, N. W. Stanley, and Rev. William 



120 NEW BRITAIN. 

and letter during this period, a little more than nine years, is two hundred 
and fifty-six.* 

We propose here to recapitulate, giving the names of the foregoing 
ministers, with the addition of such other ministers and licentiates as were 
employed in supplying the pulpit during the revival and interims, (not 
however, embracing those who have only preached one or two Sabbaths.) 
The object is to give the reader at one view, and on a single page, a list 
of those who have been the principal preachers to the first church from its 
first. 



Organization to the 'present time, it being one hundred and nine years. 
Kev. Stephen Holmes, first preacher, thirteen Sabbaths, A. D. 1754, died 

1773. 
Rev. John Bunnel, called 1755, but declined. 
Rev. Amos Fowler, called 1756, but declined, then settled in Guilford, 

died 1800. 
Rev. James Taylor, called 1757, but declined, was silenced 1764, for 

Sandemanianism. 
Rev. John Smalley, called 1758, ordained and installed April 19th, 1758, 

died 1820. 
Rev. Samuel J. Mills, of Torringford, preached a short time in the revival 
■ of 1784, died 1833. 
Rev. Jonathan Bird, preached when Dr. Smalley was ill, occasionally, 

died 1813. 
Rev. Horatio Waldo, called 1809, declined for want of harmony in the 

parish. 
Rev. Newton Skinner, called 1810, ordained and installed as colleague of 

Dr. Smalley, 1810, died 1825: 

"Whittlesey, greatly entertained the audience by reading sketches of our history from 
the early settlement of Old Parmington, the colony at Kensington, and the habits and 
customs of our ancestors, thus occupying the afternoon ; when the evening was im- 
proved, first, by a like essay from the compiler of this work, and- closed by a historical 
sermon by the pastor, Rev. L. Perrin. It was on this occasion that the people dis- 
covered that we had a history, and have ever since been waiting to have it brought out. 
The result is this book, which partakes largely of an ecclesiastical form, because the 
nucleus from which it emanated was such. 

* And it ought to be said just here, to the enduring credit and praise of the parish, 
that as the year 1862 was drawing to its- close, and during the second year of the great 
rebellion of the slave-holders, and while the appalling gloom of civil war hung over the 
country, they unitedly and simultaneously extinguished a debt of some $13,000, con- 
tracted in building their church edifice, 1854-5. About one-third of this debt was 
paid by the Wells family, and the balance by members of the congregation, with the 
exception of $500 by Mr. Norman L. Hart, of Philadelphia, formerly a member of this 
church and society. 



NEW BRITAIN. . 121 

•I 

Rev, Henry Jones, called 1825, ordained and installed, 1825, now, 1862, 
school in Bridgeport, dismissed from this church, 1827. 

Eev. Jason Atwater, preached in revival of 1828-9, settled at Middle- 
bury, Newtown, Southbury, died 1860. 

Rev. Samuel Griswold, labored here with Mr. Atwater, during the revival 
of 1828-9. 

Rev. Charles A. Gtoodrich, supplied the pulpit at various times for years, 
died 1862. 

Rev. Jonathan Cogswell, called 1829, became Professor at Theological 
Institute, East Windsor Hill, dismissed from this church, 1834, died 
1864. 

Rev. Asahel Nettleton, supplied after the dismission of Mr. Cogswell, 
died 1844. 

Rev. Horatio N. Brii^jmade, supplied after the dismission of Mr. Cogswell. 

Rev. Alfred Newton, (supply,) settled at Norwalk, Ohio. ' 

Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet, (supply,) Superintendent of Deaf and Dumb 
Asylum, Hartford, died 1851. 

Rev. Martyn Tupper, preached a few Sabbaths in 1835, settled in Hard- 
wick, Mass. 

Rev. Dwight M. Seward, called 1835, ordained and installed the 3d of 
February, 1836, dismissed from this church, 1842. 

Rev. William Whittlesey, supplied the pulpit directly and indirectly occa- 
sionally. » • 

Rev. James L. Wright, supplied during the iUness of Mr. Seward. 

Rev. Jared E. Avery, supplied summer of 1887, settled after in Groton, 
and dismissed. 

Rev. Nathaniel W. Taylor, D. D., supplied after the dismission of Mr. 
Seward, some time, died 1858. 

Rev. Noah Porter, jun., D. D., supplied after the dismission of Mr. Sew- 
ard, now, 1862, Professor Theological Seminary, New Haven. 

Rev. Nathaniel H. Eggleston, supplied at different dates, 1863, at Stock- 
bridge, Mass. 

Rev. Chester S. Lyman, called 1842, ordained and installed, February 
15th, 1843, dismissed from this church, 1845. 

Rev. William W. Backus, preached in the revival of 1842-3. 

Rev. Oliver E. Daggett, preached after the dismission of Mr. Lyman. 

Rev. Charles S. Sherman, called 1845, now, 1863, at Naugatuck, Conn., 
dismissed from this church, 1849. 

Rev. Eliphalet Whittlesey, supplied the pulpit several times, 1849-50* 

Rev. Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews, called 1850, dismissed from this church, 
1851, now, 1862, in the army as. Major, but returned to his Professor- 
ship in Marietta College, Ohio. 



122 NEW BRITAIN. 

Eev. John S. Whittlesey, preached after the dismission of Mr. Andrews, 

died 1862. 
Rev. Charles H. Bullard, preached after the dismission of Mr. Andrews. 
Rev. William Aichinson, preached after the dismission of Mr. Andrews. 
Rev. Horace Winslow, called October, 1852, installed December 29th, 

1852, dismissed from this church, 1857. 
Rev. Timothy F. Clary, supplied at Mr. Winslow's vacation. 
Rev. Alvan Underwood, preached in the revival of 1857. 
Rev. Lavalette Perrin, called January, 1858, installed February 3d, 1858., 

As no record has been kept of the supply of the pulpit, some may have 
officiated more than three Sabbaths, not included in this list. 

We purpose here to give a list of the Deacons of the Church, in the 
order of appointment, and the Standing Committee^with some reference 
to their No. ( - ). 



Deacons. 


Chosen. 


Died. 


Age. 


No. ( ) 


John Patterson, 


1758 


1762 


54 


No. (2) 


1st Elijah Hart, sen.. 


1758 


1772 


61 


No. (49) 


Josiah Lee, 


1772 


1797 


86 


No. (33) 


Isaac Lee, 


1772 


1802 


86 


No. (35) 


Daniel Dewy, 


1772 


1786 


80 


No. (85) 


Noah Stanley, about 


1774 


1778 


54 


No. (14) 


2d Elijah Hart, 


1780 


1800' 


66 


No. (52) 


Timothy Stanley, 


1795 


1817 


90 


No. (113 


Benjamin Wright, 


1801 


1813 


76 


No. (274) 


3d Elijah Hart, 


1805 


1827 


68 


No. (181) 


David Whittlesey, 


1807 


1851 


76 


No. (321) 


Elijah Francis, 


1822 


*1846 


87 


No. (413) 


Chauncey Cornwell, 


1837 


*1863 


68 


No. (401) 


Norman Hart, 


1843 


resigned. 


No. (954) 


Morton Judd, 


1851 


resigned. 


No. (918) 


Alfred Andrews, 


1851 






No. (478) 


Roswell Hawley, M. D., 


1851 


resigned. 


No. (1,068) 


Albert D. Judd, 


1859t 






No. (1,028) 


Lemuel R. Wells, 


1859t 


1867 


40 


No. (943) 


Henry P. Strong, 


1865 






No. (1,148) 


Elijah F. Blake, 


1867 






No. (1,442) 



* Withdrew to South Chureh, 1842. 

t Elected for two years, but August 25th, 1861, they, by ballot, were re-elected in- 
definitely, and August 30th, were consecrated as Deacons by laying on of hands, and 
by prayer, the pastor beuig assisted by Rev. Erastus Ripley ; this service in connection 
with the lecture before communion, Friday afternoon. 



NEW BRITAIN. 123 

November 9th, A. D. 1843, the Church adopted the rule that the Stand- 
ing Committee shall consist of three members, besides the Deacons, and 
that these members go out in rotation, and the vacancy be supplied 
annually. 



Standing Committees other than Deacons at the time of Election. 

Josiah Lee, . . 

Daniel Dewy, ... 

Isaac Lee, .... 

Ladwick Hotchkiss, ... 

Noah Standley, .... 

Col. Gad Standly, 

Capt. John Lankton, 

David Mather, ... 

Elijah Hart, .... 

Thomas Hart, ... 

Capt. James North, 

Levi Andrews, ... 

David Whittlesey, 

Joseph Mather,* no record, 

Levi Wells,* no record, 

William Smith, ... 

Amon Stanley, .... 

Alfred Andrews, ... 

Dan Clark, .... 

Ira Stanley, jun., 

Samuel Booth, .... 

Noah W. Stanley, 

Morton Judd, .... 

Thomas Stanley, ... 

William A. Churchill, 

Julius Parker, ... 

Gilman Hinsdale, 

Benjamin F. Pierce, - . . 

Henry Walter, .... 

Ira Stanley, jun., ... 

Norman Hart, .... 

Thomas Stanley, ... 

Timothy W. Stanley, 

* Dr. Smalley omitted the record of their appointment, but Mr. Skinner says at his 
first record, 1810, they were members of the Standing Committee then. 



Chosen. 


No.f ; 


1761 


(33) 


1761 


(85) 


1761 


(35) 


1761 


(67) 


1761 


(14) 


1779 


(115) 


1779 


(107) 


1779 


(138) 


1779 


(52) 


1795 


(93) 


1795 


(149) 


1807 


(122) 


1807 


(321) 


- 


(217) 


- 


(299) 


1823 


(337) 


1823 


C550) 


1823 


(478) 


1843 


(679) 


1843 


(921) 


1843 


(370) 


1845 


(849) 


1846 


(918) 


1847 


(680) 


1848 


(695) 


1849 


(864) 


1850 


(1,015) 


1851 


(1,045) 


1852 


(1,066) 


1853 


(921) 


1854 


(954) 


1855 


(680) 


1856 


(915) 



124 NEW BEITAIN. 

Noah W. Stanley, 

Lemuel E. "Wells, 

Omri M. North, .. . - 

John B. Minor, " " ' 

Sylvanus Stone, . . - 

Charles Northend, 

William A. Churchill, 

Jacob W. Biglow, 

Julius Parker, . . - 

John N. Bartlett, 

William A. Churchill, 



Chosen. 


No, ( ) 


•1857 


(849) 


1858 


(943) 


1853 


(1,061) 


1860 


(1,143) 


1861 


(776) 


1862 


(1,144) 


1863 


(695) 


1864 


(1,202) 


1865 


(864) 


1866 


(1,282) 


1867 


(695) 



EXPLANATORY. 

Members of the first Church in New Britain arranged in the same order in which 
they were admitted, whether by profession in public, or by letter from other churches. 
There are a few unavoidable exceptions to this rule of chronologic order, however, and 
such cases are noted in the history of the individual. 

Dr. Smalley ("the first pastor,^ kept no record of dismissions to other churches, hence 
the few noted in this list as being removed were found on the records of other churches, 
where they thus located. Eev. Mr. Skinner began a list of dismissions with his min- 
istry, but for the first ten years merely said such a person was dismissed, not designa- 
ting to what church. 

Aibreviations and contractions. 

b. for bom, d. for died, bap. for baptized, m. for man-ied, dis. for dismissed, rec. for 
recommended, to ch. for being admit'ted either by profession or letter, Ken. for Ken- 
sington, Far. for Farmington, Hart, for Hartford, Weth. for Wethersfield, Mid. for 
Middletown, Wm. for William, Thos. for Thomas, Tim. for Timothy, £e. for age, leg. 
for legislature, rep. for representative. For index of members of the church and cor- 
responding numbers, see the last pages of the book. 

Names of members of the church will be found as originally entered on the record, 
hence females uniting with the church before marriage, must be looked after by the 
maiden name. No individual, with two exceptions, is entered as a member but once, 
however often dismissed to other churches and received back, but these removals and 
return are noted in the person's history. 

A few females will stand as members only, like the original entry on the record, as 
the " wife of such an one ; in all such cases, the compiler, after diligent search, has 
failed to find a former or family name. 



NEW BRITAIN. 



125 



"OWNED THE COYENANT." 



I. "Hezekiah Andeus," May 14th, 1758, see No. (112.) 

II. "David Mather," June 11, 1758, see No. (138.) 

III. "John Kilbourn," July 30th, 1758, see No. (86.) 

IV. "Wife of John Kilbourn," July 30th, 1758, her maiden name 
Jemima Neal, daughter of William of Southington, and his wife, Anne 
(Barnes,) b. , bap. July 17th, 1737, at Southington, m. , 
No. (III.) he d. 1781, and she m. second, 1783, No. (II.) she d. Sept. 20th, 
1813, 83. 76, they lived at the foot of " Half-way Hill." 

V. " Noah Fuller, owned the covenant, July 30th, 1758, b. 

to , m. June 3d, 1757, No. (VI.), they lived back of Dublin Hill. 

His estate was £31 17s. 6d. and administration was granted February 3d, 
1767, and Janna Churchill gave bond to court with the widow, Alice. 
Isaac Lee, Noah Stanley and Elijah Francis were commissioners on th.e 
estate. 

VI. Wife of Noah Fuller, owned covenant July 30th, 1758; her 
maiden name Alice Brown ; tradition says that their eldest son, Gad, died 
in the army, of starvation, which report almost killed the mother, yet she 
so far recovered as to m. a Mr. Smith, of Sandisfield, Mass. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Gad, b. , bap. June 3d, 1759, d. Dec. 2d, 1776, in captivity at New York. 

2. Noah, b. Sept. 56th, 1761, bap. Oct., 1761, see No. (186.) 

8. Lydia, b. , bap. March 31st, 1765, m. Martin Kent, in Dorset, Vt. 

VII. Samuel Smith, owned the covenant October 8th, 1758, b. Sept. 
7th, 1732, to Wm. and his first wife, Rebecca (Hun,) of Weth.; he m. 
Dec. 6th, 1759, Mary Goodrich, daughter of Zebulon and Anne (Francis,) 
his wife, b. Aug. 23d, 1737. He inherited his father's home in Stanley 
quarter; was an extensive farmer; for further history and family, see 
No. (89.) 

VIII. Ebenezer Dickinson, owned the covenant October 8th, 1758, 
b. Feb. 25th, 1734, to Elihu and his second wife, Lucy (Deming,_) m. June 
2d, 1757, No. (IX.) He was a soldier of the Revolution, had his poll-tax 
abated on list of 1775, by the legislature of 1777. 

IX. "Wipe op Ebenezer Dickinson," owned the covenant Oct. 8th, 
1758 ; her maiden name Mabel Whaples; m. June 2d, 1757, No. (VIII.) 



126 NEW BRITAIN. 

She was from Newington. They owned land together near " Osgood, or 
Half-way Hill," 1761. It is supposed they then lived in Newington. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Hopestill, 1). July 2d, 1758, bap, Oct. 8th, 1758, by Dr. Smalley, and he called 
the child a daughter, but the same child is called Waitstill, on Farmington town record, 
and called a eon. 

2. Hannah, b. , bap. Oct. 11th, 1761, by Rev. J. Belden, Newington. 

3. Ebenezer, b. June 9th, 1771. 

4. Orran, born June 10th, 1779; perhaps others. 

X. " Thomas Haet," owned the covenant Dec. 3d, 1758, see No. (93.) 
XL " Egbert Booth," owned the covenant March 18th, 1759, b. Aug. 
20th, 1730, to Robert, sen., from Stratford, and his wife, Ann (Hollister,) 
from Glastenbury. He m. May 9th, 1757, Ruth, daughter of Josiah Kil- 
bourn, of Weth., and his wife, Ruth (Warner,) daughter of John. She 
d. when he m. second. May 5th, 1774, Anna Bronson, daughter of Joseph 
and his wife, Jemima, No. (218.) This family moved to Southington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. David, b. Feb. 23d, 1759, bap. March 18th, 1759, m. Hannah Mather, daughter 
of Joseph. 

2. John, b. , bap. Nov. 8th, 1761, m. Oct. 6th, 1791, Almira Barnes, m. sec- 
ond, Naomi Case. 

3. Stephen, b. " , bap. Aug. 5th, 1764, m. April 15th, 1790, Lucy Booth, of 
Nathan. 

• 4. Ziba, b. Jan. 17th, 1775, m. Sept. 14th, 1820, Hannah Granniss, of Southington ; 
he then of Kingston, Upper Canada. 

5. Johnson, b. Feb. 16th, 1777. 

6. Orrin, b. , d. Sept. 3d, 1818, se. 53. 

7. Abner, b. 

8. Amos, b. June 2d, 1779, m. Nov. 26th, 1807, Phebe Case, sister of John's wife, 
see above. 

Xn. "Thomas Lusk," owned the covenant Oct. 7th, 1759, m. Nov. 
1758, No. (90,) which see for history and family. 

XIII. " Mart, wife of Adonijah Lewis," owned the «ovenant Oct. 18th, 
1761, see No. (111.) 

XIV. "Eunice, wife of Ezekiel "Wright," March 14th, 1762, see No. 
(143.) 

XV. "Amos Wright," Feb. 13th, 1763, son of Judah, m. Oct. 15th, 
1761, No. (XVL) 

XVL " Wife of Amos Wright," owned the covenant Feb. 13th, 17§3 ; 
her maiden name Deborah Neal, daughter of Wm. of Southington, and 
his wife, Anne (Barnes,) bap. Sept. 25th, 1743. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Daniel, b. March 22d, 1763, bap. May 1st, 1763. 

2. Judah, b. June 13th, 1767; 

3. Isabel, b. Dec. 11th, 1769. 

4. Lydia, b. Jan. 19th, 1777. 

5. Oliver, b. Feb. 25th, 1779. 



NEW BBITAIN. 127 

XVII. "Joshua Kilboukn," owned the covenant Feb. 26th, 1764, 
b. March 9th, 1742, at New Britain, to George, of Weth., and his wife, 
Abigail, daughter of Benjamin Judd. He m. July 14th, 1763, No. 
"(XVIII.) 

XVIII. " "Wife of Joshua Kilbourn," owned the covenant Feb. 26th, 
1764, b. April 2d, 1742, to Joseph Mather, sen., and his wife, Anna 
(Booth,) daughter of Robert, sen. ; her maiden name Mehitabel Mather ; 
her husband d. Jan. 25th, 1776, in the thirty-fourth year of his age, when 
she married second, James Lusk, of Farmington. She d. 1820, se. 86. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mehitable, b. April 23d, 1764, see No. (157.) 

2. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24th, 1765, m. Reuben Hart, of Far., moved to Whitestown. 

3. George, b. Nov. 19th, 1'769, m. Almira Wilcox, of Simsbury, lived in Hudson, O. 

4. WLlliam, b. Jan. 22d, 1772, m. Susan Bid well, lived in Avon, Conn. 

5. Joshua, b. June 3d, 1775, was a tanner and shoemaker, lived in Far , but moved 
to West Avon, where de died 1837, aged 63. 

XIX. "Andrew Lusk," April 15th, 1764, b. , m. July 1st, 
1763, No. (XX.) He was a drummer in Capt. Patterson's company, at 
the Havanna, 1762. 

XX. " Wife of Andrew Lusk," owned the covenant April 15 th, 1764, 
b. ; her maiden name Mary Smith. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Selah, b. March 25th, 1764, bap. April 15th, 1764. 

2. Bela, b. March 23d, 1766. 

XXI. "Lemuel Hotchkiss," owned the covenant July 15th, 1764, 
see No. (121.) 

XXn. " Wife of Lemuel Hotchkiss," July 15th, 1764, see No. (188.) 
XXni. " John Lusk," Sept. 2d, 1764. He: was a one-eyed man, lost 
•one eye by sickness, in childhood. He m. August, 1763, No. ('.^76,) which 
for further history, see. In 1762, he bought of Judah Wright, for £94, 
his house, barn and home lot, lying in Farmington, seventeen acres ; it was 
bounded east, west and north on highway, and south on Elijali Francis. 
He d. June 8th, 1797, as. 67. This was afterwards the Ira Andrews place. 

XXIV. "Jonathan Eno," owned the covenant April 14th, 1765, son 
of David and his wife, Mary (Gillet,) of Windsor, b. 1739, m. Jan. 7th, 
176.3, No. (XXV.) He built the house in Hart quarter, owned and oc- 
cupied by Thomas Gridley, by Capt. Eleazer Curtiss, and then by Ira 
Stanley, sen.; is in good condition now, 1862; it stood between the house 
of Capt. John Langdon and that of Deacon Elijah Hart, the second. Mr. 
Eno sold to Thomas Gridley, and moved to Simsbury, where he d. Dec. 
4th, 1813, aged 74. 

XXV. " Wife of Jonathan Eno," owned the covenant April 14th, 1765, 
b. Dec. 26th, 1744, in Hart quarter, to No. (49) and his wife. No. (50 ;) 



128 NEW BEITAIN. 

her maiden name Mary Hart ; she d. Oct. 8th, 1834, se. 90, at ^imsbury. 
She was an only daughter of her parents. 

THEIE CHILDBBN. 

1. Polly, b. Dec. 21st, 1764, bap. April 14th, 1765, m. Elijah Toiler, of Simsbury." 

2. Ehoda, b. Aug. 12th, 1766, m. Daniel Phelps, of Simsbury. 

3. Jonathan, b. March 15th, 1769, m. Theodocia Case, of Simsbury. 

4. Lucretia, b. Feb. 13th, 1771, m. David Humphrey, of Simsbury. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 9th, 1773, at New Britain, m. Dec. 12th, 1793, Alexander 
Phelps, of Simsbury. 

6. Slntha, b. May 28th, 1777, m. Hezekiah Case, of Simsbury. 

7. Salmon, b. Dec. 13th, 1779, m. June 2d, 1805, Polly Richards, daughter of Amos, 
of John. She now, 1867, living in New Britain. 

8. Chauncey, b. Dec. 19th, 1782, m. Amarilla Case, of Simsbury. 

9. Abigail, b. Eeb. 28th, 1785, m. Oct. 2d, 1805, John VietB, of Simsbury and Gran- 
by. She died Dec. 20th, 1863, in her 79th year, at East Granby. 

XXVI. "John Patterson," owned the covenant Jan. 25th, 1767, b. 
(about 1744,) to No. (2) and his wife. No. (3,) m. June 2d, 1766, No. 
(XXVn.) He graduated at Yale College, 1762. He taught school, and 
was also a practicing attorney and justice of the peace in this place. He 
lived at his father's old homestead, (where Henry M. Pratt lives, on East 
street,) until about 1774, when he moved with his wife's father, Deacon 
Josiah Lee, to Lenox, Mass. From there he moved subsequently to the 
town of Binghampton, Broome county, New York, where he became 
chief justice of the court of that county. He was a member of the legis- 
lature of that State four years, and a representative to Congress from that 
State from 1803 to 1805. He was a brigadier-general in the American 
army during the Revolutionary war.* He was a member of the council 
that tried " Major Andre." He was a member of the convention to amend 
the constitution of the State of New York, A. D, 1801. He was one of 
the proprietors of the Boston purchase in Broome and Tioga counties, New 
York, containing 230,000 acres, called the " Free township." He d. July 
19th, 1808, aged 64, at his residence in Lisle, Broome county. New York. 
We should judge from the number and variety of the offices and trusts 
bestowed on Gen. Patterson, that he was in these respects the most dis- 
tinguished man ever raised in New Britain. His removing from the 
place so early in hfe is the reason probably, why our oldest people know 
so little of his history. 

XXVH. " Wife of John Patterson, owned the covenant January 25th, 

* The following is from " Storer's Record of Free Masonry," page 12 : A petition 
■was presented Oct. 6th, 1779, of a number of brethren, officers of the American army, 
praying that the Grand Lodge would grant them a charter to hold a traveling Lodge, 
was read, and Gen. John Patterson, Col. Benjamin Tupper, and Major "William Hull, 
being nominated as Master and Wardens, voted, that a dispensation be granted them 
under the title of " Washington Lodge," to make masons, pass fellow craft, &c. 



NE-W BRITAIN. 129 

1767; her maiden name Elizabeth Lee, only child of No. (33) and his 
wife, No. (34,) m. June 2d, 1766, No. (XXVI.) 

CHILDEBN. 

1. Josiah Lee, b. Oct. 8th, 1766, bap. Feb. 1st, 1767, m. Jan., 1788, Clarissa, daugh- 
ter of Gen. Caleb Hyde. 

2. Hannah, b. , m. Eggleston. 

3. Polly, b. at Lenox, Mass., dTat South Carolina, unmarried. 

4. Ruth, b. Aug., 1774, at Lenox, Mass., m. Nov. 14th, 1797, Ira Seymour of Lisle, 
New York. 

5. Betsey, born . She died unmarried ; no dates. 

6. John Pierce, b. May 5th, 1787, at Lenox, m. Sept. 16th, 1809, Sally Osborn, at 
Lisle, N. Y. 

7. Maria, born 1789, at Lenox, m. April, 1808, to Samuel Kilborn, living, 1864, at 
Spencerport, N. Y. 

The following persons " owned the covenant" previous to the organiza- 
tion of the church, and although not embraced in the list of Dr. Smalley's 
" half-way covenant" members, yet are inserted here, and it is thought 
with propriety, under this note. 

XXVin. "Elias Hart," owned the covenant Sept. 15th, 1754, be- 
fore Rev. Joshua Belden, of Newington, officiating in New Britain. He 
b. Feb. 25th, 1735-6, to (No. 51) and his wife, Ann (Norton,) m. Oct. 
17th, 1753, (No. XXIX.) He lived in and owned one-sixth part of his 
father's house, (now that of Widow Henry Williams, in fourth district.) 
He died 1756; the inventory of his estate Was £333 lis., taken Jan. 14th, 
1757, by Judah Wright and Isaac Lee. Administrators, the Widow 
Hope, and John Judd. 

XXIX. " Wife of Elias Hart," owned the covenant Sept. 15th, 1754 ; 
her maiden name Hope Whaples, of Newington; m. Oct. 17th, 1753, 
(No. XXVIII,) who died 1756, when she m. second, Aug. 18th, 1760, 
Josiah Wright, jun. They soon after removed to Williamstown, Mass., 
and 1794, she deeded all her interest to her first husband's estate in 
Berlin to Elijah Hart, jun., for £17. 

CHILDREN OP ELIAS HAM AND HOPE, HIS WII'E. 

1. Jacob, b. May 2d, 1754. 

2. Rose, b. Jan. 8th, 1756, and Feb. 8th, 1758, Nehemiah Gates, of Middletown, was 
appointed her guardian, by Probate Court of Hartford. 

XXX. " Elijah Smith," owned the covenant July 27th, 1755, b. Oct. 
29th, 1721, to Joseph, No. (25,) and Mary (Royce,) his wife; lived next 
door south of Landlord Smith, his brother, No. (29 ;) was a farmer ; m. 
April 6th, 1752, Sarah Grimes. It is a tradition that Rev. William Burn- 
ham held the first religious meeting or service in the place, at his house. 
He died July 12th, 1777, aged 56. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elijah, b. May 30th, 1753, m. July 7th, 1774, Susannah, No. (223.) 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 1st, 1755, m. Feb. 9th, 1775, No. (161.) 

9 



130 NEW BEITAIN. 

3. Joel; b. Aug. 5tti, 1757, m. Hannah Griswold, of Gicl., m. second, Lydia Stanley, 
of Deacon Timothy. 

4. Elizabeth, b. March 2d, 1760, bap. March 23d, 1760, m, June 3d, 1784, No. (434.) 

5. Solomon, b. Sept. 2d, 1767, bap. Dec. 6th, 1767, m. Jan. 1789. No. (206.J 

XXXI. "Jacob Brandigee," July 27th, 1755, before Rev. J. Bel- 
den, of Newington, officiating at the time in New Britain. It is said the 
name was originally Brundige, and that he came from Nine Partners, N. 
Y., when only thirteen years old. The Newington record of marriages 
says Jacob Brandigat m. Oct. 11th, 1753, Abigail Dunham. His mother's 
maiden name was Brock, and he was b. 1729 ; was a weaver by trade, 
but kept a store in Great Swamp village, at first near the present resi- 
dence of Moses Gilbert, and afterwards opposite the present residence of 
Norman Porter. He was engaged in the West India trade, and run ves- 
sels from Rocky Hill. He died March, 1765, at sea, aged 36. He was 
22, and Abigail 16, when married, (so says the family Bible,) but if born 
1729, he must have been older. She m. second, Rev. Edward Eells, of 
Upper Middletown. She died Jan. 25th, 1825. 

CHILDREN OF JACOB BKANDIGEE AND ABIGAIL, HIS WIFE. 

1 . Elishama, b. April 17th, 1754, m. March 10th, 1778, Widow Lucy Weston, widow 
of Jeremiah. 

2. Ehoda, b. Oct. 5th, 1756, bap. Jan. 2d, 1757, at Ken., d. April 16th, 1781. 

3. Persia, b. Aug. 31st, 1758, bap. Oct. 1st, 1758, at Ken., m. Rev. Mr. Brace. 

4. Abigail, b. Aug. 31st, 1760, bap. Oct. 12th, 1760, d. Sept. 26th, 1823. 

5. Mary, b. Dec. 18th, 1763, d. Dec, 1764. 

6. Jacob, b. Jan. 4th, 1765, d. Jan., 1786.„ 

The mother had a daughter by her second marriage, Sarah Eels, who 
m. first a Sage, and second a Morrison. She d. March 7th, 1838, at Ber- 
lin. The mother is supposed to be sister to No. (76.) Jacob Brandigee, 
sen., was the progenitor of all of the name in Conn. He had two broth- 
ers, one named David, the other Joseph, all b. at Nine Partners. 

XXXII. " Wm. Hoeton," owned the covenant at the same time, July 
27th, 1755, and was bap. at New Britain, (so says the Newington record,) 
by Rev. Joshua Belden, who officiated. 

XXXIII. " David Lusk," owned the covenant in Newington, with his 
wife, No. (XXXIV.,) Aug. 17th, 1755, before Rev. J. Belden, which act 
was acknowledged here by Rev. Mr. Smalley, inasmuch as he baptized 
their second child, David Lusk, jun. Mr. Lusk was a man of considera- 
ble property ; built the house occupied many years by Chauncey Mer- 
rills, buck of " Dublin Hill." His taxable estate, 1772, was set in the hst 
at £119 2s., and at that date there were but nine men in the parish who 
had larger estates. He m. May 29th, 1753, No. (XXXIV.) He died 
July 6th, 1793. 

XXXIV. " Wife of David Lusk," owned the covenant August 17th, 
1755, with her husband, at Newington. She was b. Nov. 26th, 1730 ; her 



NEW BRITAIN. 131 

maiden name, Prudence Hurlbert ; ra. May 29th, 1753, before Rev. J. . 
Belden, at Newington, to No. (XXXIII.) 

THEIH CHILDREN. 

1. Seth, b. 1755, bap. Sept. 6th, 1755, at Newington, m. Sept. 6th, 1781, No. (242.) 

2. David, b. , bap. Oct., 1760, at New Britain, m. No. (386.) 

3. Solomon, b. , m. Nov. 25th, 1784, No. (226.) 

4. Khoda, b. , m. John Whaples, of Newington. 



132 NEW BRITAIN. 



CONFESSION OF FAITH AND COVENANT. 

The following is a true copy of the original Confession of Faith and 
the Covenant, owned and assented to by the constituent members of the 
first Church in New Britain, at their " embodying," on the 19th day of 
April, 1758. 

" We believe that there is one only living and true God, the Almighty 
maker and constant preserver of Heaven and Earth, and the rightful 
Supreme Lord over all : that in God there are three persons, the Father, 
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, who are the same in substance, equal in 
power and in glory : that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments 
are the Word of God, and a complete rule of faith and practice : we be- 
lieve the original holy and happy state of man, as he first came from the 
hand of God, and that all mankind by their apostacy from, and rebellion 
against God, have exposed themselves to his wrath and curse, and that 
being utterly unable to deliver and save themselves, God, out of the infi- 
nite riches of iiis free Grace, sent his only begotten Son into the world to 
be a Saviour, to die, the just for the unjust, that he might bring them to 
God ; and that he hath graciously made a promise of pardon and eternal 
life, and all the saving benefits of the Redeemer's purchase, to all that 
sincerely repent of their sins, and humbly receive and rest upon him for 
Salvation, as he is offered in the Gospel : and from the merciful encour- 
agements, the condescending gracious offers and invitations of the Gospel, 
together with a sense of our own sinfulness and unworthiness, we do as 
far as in us lies, make choice of the living God for our God, of God the 
Father for our Father, and the original spring of all life and Grace ; of 
Christ, the Son of God, for our Saviour, of the Holy Ghost for our Com- 
forter and Siuictifier, and of the Word of God for the rule of our belief 
and manners, and we do now solemnly dedicate and give up ourselves to 
God, to be wholly and forever his : to be guided by his Spirit, to be ruled 
by his Laws, disposed of by his Providence, and to be eternally saved in 
the Gospel way, promising by the help of Christ, without which we can 
do nothing,', that we will live soberly, righteously and Godly all the days 
of our lives : and as we are now called by the Providence of God, to unite 
and incorporate in Church state, we do likewise freely covenant and bind 
ourselves to walk together as becomes a particular visible church of Christ, 
in all the holy ways of Gospel worship and ordinances, watching over one 
another as members of the same body, with all brotherly tenderness and 
love, subnntting ourselves to the discipline and government that Christ 
hath instituted in his house: that we will make it our great concern in our 
several places and relations, to please and honor God — to approve our- 
selves to Ilim, and to grow up here on earth to a meetness for an other 
and better world." 



FIRST CHURCH OF NEW BRITAIN. 133 



MEMBERS OF FIRST CHURCH OF MW BRITAIN. 



The following list comprises the names, with their chronological num- 
bers, of those who have been communicants of the first Church of Christ 
in New Britain, from its organization, April 19th, 1758, to 1867, a period 
of one hundred and nine years. 

1. John Smallet, son of Benjamin, of Lebanon, Conn., and his second 
wife, Mary. He was an only son of his mother, born June 4th, 1734, at 
Lebanon. His father was English, and a weaver, whose first wife was 
Lydia Allen, sister of Joseph, who was father of Col. Ethan. Mr. Smal- 
ley was fitted for college by his pastor. Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, and en- 
tered Yale at eighteen years of age ; graduated 1756, made a profession 
of religion at college, studied divinity with Dr. Bellamy, of Bethlehem, 
Conn., invited to preach in New Britain, Nov., 1757, was recommended 
from the church in Cornwall, to the church in New Britain, Rev. Heze- 
kiah Gold, pastor, was ordained at the gathering of the church, April 19th, 
1758; he m. April 24th, 1764, No. (96;) he bought of WiUiam Patter- 
son, 1759, the Elnathan Smith place, now, 1862, the Rhodes place, on 
East street, for £300, and resided there until 1788, when he bought the 
house and lot of Lemuel Smith, for £168, where he lived and where he 
died, June 1st, 1820, aged 86; see page 87. 

CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah, b. Feb. 22d, 1765, bap. Feb. 24th, 1765, d. May 5th, 1770, aged 5. 

2. Mary, b. Dec. 20th, 1766, bap. Feb. 1st, 1767, m. Oct. 20th, 1794, Eev. Isaac 
Porter. She died Dec. 19th, 1846, aged 80. He d. April 14th, 1844, in his 78th year. 

3. Anna, b. Feb. 24th, 1768, bap. April 10th, 1768, m. Oct. 6th, 1793, Koger Whit- 
tlesey, Esq. She died Feb. 5th, 1806, aged 38. 

4. Phebe, b. Sept. 7th, 1770, bap. Sept. 8th, 1770, died same day. 

5. Sarah, second of name, see No." (393.) 

6. Rebecca, see No. ('315.) 

2. "Major John Patterson," son of James, of Wethersfield, and 
Mary Talcot, alias Widow (Talcot,) his wife, born Feb. 14th, 1707-8; he 
m. Jan. 28th, 1730-31, No. (3;) was chosen and appointed to the office 
of deacon soon after the incorporation of the church, (so says the record ;) 
his residence where (now, 1863,) Henry Pratt lives; was a large land- 
holder, a military man, and held some slaves, as appears from a short 
sketch of his will, viz : " May 11th, 1759 ; Being called of God to serve 



134 PIKST CHURCH 

my country in the present intended expedition against our northern ene- 
mies, the French ! ! calling to mind the danger of martial life, &c. Impri- 
mis, to my dear wife, Ruth, I give half my lot I bought of Serg. Ebenezer 
Smith, all my right in common and undivided land in Farmington, and 
all my personal estate, except my negro girl, Rose ! and also "the use of 
all I shall give my son John in this will, until he arrive at twenty-one 
years, and half during her life, but she is to give my son John Patterson, 
a college education. Item, to my daughter Anna, wife of Rev. Stephen 
Holmes, I give my negro girl, Rose !" His slaves, when they died, were 
buried on the high ground bafck of his house, where, 1849, at the con- 
struction of the railroad, two graves were opened and one skull disinterred. 
It is said he was a liberally educated man. He held a captain's commis- 
sion under the king, in the taking of Havanna, 1762 ; had in his company 
nearly one hundred men, mostly from Wethersfield and Farmington, among 
whom was his faithful negro servant, " London." Deacon Patterson- seems 
to have anticipated his fate in his will, for he fell with more than one-third 
of his company, victims to the yellow fever, at Havanna, where he d. Sept. 
5th, 1762, aged 54. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Mary, bom Dec. 5th, 1731, m. April 18th, 1751, John Pierce, of Litchfield. 

2. Sarah, born June 13th, 1734, m. Dec. 30th, 1754, James Lusk. 

3. Anna, see No. (80.) 

4. Ruth, see No. (81.) 

5. John, see list of those who owned "the covenant." (XXVII.) 

3. " Wife of Major John Patterson," daughter of Joseph Bird, jun., of 
Farmington, and his wife, Mary Steele, b. , m. Jan. 28th, 1730-31, 
(No. 2.) Her maiden name, Ruth Bird. 

4. ' Thomas Richards," son of Thomas, of Hartford, and Mary (Par- 
sons,) who was daughter of Deacon Benjamin Parsons, of Springfield, 
Mass., his wife, b. April 3d, 1694, at Hartford, m. June 16th, 1717, Abi- 
gail Turner, of Hartford; they lived in Southington, 1728 to 1750, when 
the family moved to Stanley quarter, in New Britain, and located on the 
corner west of the former school-house ; his wife, Abigail, died Sept. 24th, 
1736, when he married second, Dec. 28th, 1738, No. (5 ;) he was to 
church in Newington, Sept. 23d, 1750, by letter from Southington; a 
blacksmith by occupation. 

CHILDKEN. 

1. Susannah, born May 12th, 1718, at Hartford, m. June 5th, 1735, Jonathan An- 
drews, of Benjamin. 

2. Abigail, b. , bap. May 4th, 1718, died young. 

3. Abigail, b. Feb. 2d, 1721-2, to church in Southington, 1737, m. Oct. 9th, 1742, 
Thomas Lanlcton. 

4. John, b. , bap. Aug. 20th, 1724, at Hartford, died young. 

5. Samuel, see No. (12.J 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 135 

6. Elizabeth, b. Nor. 22d, 1728, bap. Nov. 24th, 1728, to charch in Southington, 
1749, m. Dec. 24th, 1750, James Horsington. 

7. John, b. March 31st, 1730-1, see No. (95.) 

8. Lydia, b. March 23d, 1732-3, bap. March 25th, 1732-3, at Southington. 

9. Experience, b. , bap. May 4th, 1736, at Southington. 

5. "Wife of Thomas Richards," "Widow Eachel Orvice; this \s his sec- 
ond wife, daughter of Thomas Andrus, and Rebecca Carrington, his wife, 
b. July 11th, 1686, and when she m. No. (4,) was the widow of Samuel 
Orvice ; she to church in Southington, 1744, and to Newington, by letter, 
Sept. 23d, 1750. 

6. William Smith, son of Jonathan and his wife, Sarah , born 
March 80th, 1699, m. July 22d, 1725, No. (7 ;) he was a farmer by occu- 
pation, remarkably conscientious ; he lived on Stanley street, at the head 
of that street called " Spiritual Lane ;" his farm has been kept in the name 
through several generations, down to the late Samuel Smith, deceased. 
He and his brother, Ebenezer, first built and owned what is called 
Churchill's Mills. His wife, Rebecca, died Feb. 23d, 1771, aged 74, 
when he married second, July 11th, 1771, Widow Mary Wells, of New- 
ington, who had been the mother of Joshua Wells, who m. Mercy, the 
daughter of Jedediah Goodrich; she d. June 30th, 1774, aged 60; he d. 
Jan. 9th, 1779, in his 80th year. 

7. "Wife of William Smith," Rebecca Hunn, born Aug. 26th, 1697, to 
Samuel and his wife, Sarah (Dix,) daughter of John. She m. No. (6,) 
before David Goodrich, justice of the peace at Wethersfield, July 22d, 1725. 

HIS OHILDKEN BY REBECCA, HIS FIKST WIFE. 

1. Elijah, born May 1st, 1726. 

2. Sarah, born March 2d, 1727-8. 

3. Abijah, born Sept. 2d, 1728, died Sept. 12th, 1728. 

4. Lydia, born Sept. 18th, 1729, m. _ Steele. 

5. Samuel, born Sept. 7th, 17.32, m. Dec. 6th, 1759, No. (89.) 

6. Moses, born Sept. 21st, 1735, died Oct. 19th, 1756, in the French war. 

8. " Ebenezee Smith," son of Ebenezer, sen. and Mary (Whittlesey,) 
his wife, born July 1st, 1725, m. Oct. 18th, 1750, No. (9 ;) they both 
"owned the covenant" in Newington, April 14th, 1751 ; lived near to and 
owned Churchill's Mills, near Newington bounds, inherited from his father ; 
he was grandson of Jonathan Smith. His will dated 1767, gives two- 
thirds the mill to EUsha, his eldest son, and the other third to Lemuel ; 
amount of inventory £455 ; says in his will that the mill place is in Weth- 
ersfield, about thirty rods east from his new dwelling-house ; names thrte 
daughters, Frances, Abigail and Elizabeth ; he made Elijah Francis sole 
executor ; he died 1767, aged 42 ; the witnesses to his will were Jonathan 
Griswold, Zeb. Goodrich and Noah Stanley. 

9. Wife of Ebenezer Smith, Mehitable Buck, daughter of Pelatiah, of 
Newington, and sister of No. (13,) and also of No. (93,) b. d. 



136 riESt CHUKCH 

CHILDREN. 

1. Elisha, b. Aug. Uth, 1751, bap. Aug. 18th, 1751, in Newington, m. LucyLoomis, 
of Torringford ; he lived and died there. 

2. Frances, b. March 3d, 1753, bap. March 4th, 1753, at Newington, m. June 24th, 
1773, Nathan Booth, jun. 

3. Abigail, b. March 10th, 1755, bap. March 30th, 1755, at Newington, m. Feb. 13th, 
1777, Giles Hooker ; second, Joseph WoodruiF. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4th, 1757, m. Sept. Uth, 1777, Samuel Bronson; she d. Muy 
20th, 1820, aged 62. 

5. Lemuel, b. Mar. 11th, 1759, bap. Mar. 11th, 1759, m. Oct. 10th, 1790, No. (437.) 

6. Ezekiel, b. 1761, bap. March 8lh, 1761. 

7. Bela, born 1763, bap. May 27th, 1763 ; went to Pennsylvania, and Hartford Pro- 
bate Record says, April 7th, 1767, Elijah Francis was made guardian to Timothy Smith, 
aged six years, and Bela Smith, aged four years, sons of Ebenezer Smith. 

10. Thomas Lusk was a member of Newington church when Mr. Bel- 
den was settled, 1747. He had a brother, John, who was a merchant in 
Newington ; also a brother William, who with his wife, came from Meri- 
den to Newington church, by letter, Aug. 13th, 1749. These brothers 
were of Scotch origin, and settled in the north of Ireland for a time, > nd 
came to America early in the eighteenth century, and from them descended 
all of the name in Connecticut ; it is said Gen. Levi Lusk, of martial 
spirit and revolutionary memory was a son of William, from Meriden. 
It is thought Thomas, the subject of this notice, settled in that part of New 
Britain called " Strip-lane," where some of his descendants became large 
land-holders. 

11. "Wife of Thomas Lusk;" she was also a member of Newington 
church when Mr. Belden first settled there, 1747, and no other record is 
found of either of these persons. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. John, born , married August, 1763, No. (276.) 

2. Andrew, born , married July 1st, 1763, Mary Smith ; he was the drummer 

3. Thomas, bom , married Nov. 23d, 1758, No. (90.) 

4. -David, b. , married May 29th, 1753, Prudence Hurlbert, of Wethersfield. 

12. Samuel Eichards, son of No. (4) and his first wife, Abigail 
Turner, b. Oct. 22d, 1726, bap. Oct. 23d, 1726, m. Dec. 8th, 1747, No, 
(13 ;) he was in the old French war, as a servant to a surgeon, at Cape 
Breton ; thus obtained his knowledge of physic and surgery, which he 
practiced in after life. He lived with his father in Southington, then a 
parish of Farmington ; joined the church there June 5th, 1748 ; removed 
by letter to Newington church, Sept. 23d, 1750 ; lived five years at New- 
ington, but 1755, moved to Canaan, then after three years returned to 
Newington, near the meeting-house, until 1778, when he went to New 
Hartford for some three years ; then to Plainville ; he lived near " Red- 
stone Hill," south part of Farmington, and died Nov. 10th, 1793, aged 66; 
a red sand-stone iu Plainville cemetery heads his grave. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 137 

13. Wife of Samuel Richards, Lydia (Buck,) daughter of Pelatiah and 
" Lydia, daughter of John Stoddart," his wife, all of Newington, b. April 
22d, 1725, at Newington parish, in Wethersfield, to church in Newington, 
April 10th, 1748 ; she died March 25th, 1807, at the house of her son, 
Deacon Selah Richards, in the limits of Bristol, aged 82. 

CHILDREN. 

1. Aaron, b. May 20th, 1748, bap. May 21st, 1748, at Newington, m. 1778, Dorcas 
Adams ; m. second, Polly Dickinson, of Torringford. 

2. Eliphalet, born Feb. 28th, 1751, bap. March 23d, 1751, at Newington, m. 
Steele ; resided at Natches. 

3. Samuel, jun., born Oct. I8th, 1753, m. Sarah Gridley; chosen deacon, 1808; he 
died Dec. 3lst, 1842, Pennsylvania. . 

4. WiUiam, born Oct. 9th, 1755, bap. Nov. 19th, 1755, at Newington, m. Sarah 
Shepherd. 

5. Pelatiah, bom Jan. 9th, 1758, died Nov. 19th, 1758. 

6. Pelatiah 2d, b. Sept. 5th, 1759, bap. Oct. 7th, 1759, at New Britain, m. Abigail 
Barber, daughter of Thomas, of Canton ; he died 1826, aged 67. 

7. Lncretia, born June 4th, 1762, m. Deacon John Barnes, of Southington. 

8. Seth, born Oct. 5th, 1764, m. Salome Carrington. 

9. Selah, b. Sept. 17th, 1767, m. 1792, Esther Cowles ; 1796, Helena Lewis ; 1812, 
Candice "Winchell ; he was chosen deacon in Farmington church, 1822 ; he d. May 3d, 
1857, greatly beloved and lamented; remarkable for piety, intelligence and usefulness. 

1 4. Noah Standlbt, son of Thomas 2d and Esther (Cowles,) his 
wife, b. Jan. 16th, 1724, m. Nov. 2d, 1749-50, Ruth Norton, daughter of 
Thomas, jun. and Elizabeth (Macon,) of Stratford, his wife, born March 
11th, 1725-6. They lived where his grandson, N. W. Stanley, now, 
(1862,) does, and there kept a tavern; he was lieutenant of the king's 
troops in the French war ; was chosen deacon (it is supposed,) to supply 
the place of Deacon Josiah Lee, about 1774, (when he moved to Lenox, 
Mass. ;) no record appears of the exact date ; he left a large Bible, with 
the names, births and baptisms of his children, in a beautiful hand, with 
the number of times he had read the Bible through ; he died May 5th, 
1778, of palsy, aged 54.* 

CHILDREN. 

1. Seth, bom March 18th, 1751, bap. March 24th, 1751, at Newington, m. Jan. 6th, 
1774, Ruth Clark, daughter of John. 

* The following lines are on his " head stone :" 

Now I am dead and oat of mind. 

Upon this stone my name you 'U iind, 

And when my name you plainly see. 

You can no less than think of me. 
His widow, Mrs. Euth Stanley, died Dec. 8th, 1811, aged 87. He was grandson of 
Thomas Stanley 1st, and his wife, Anna, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Peck, and he was 
great grandson of Capt, John Stanley, of Farmington, and his wife, Sarah (Scott,) 
who were among the first settlers of Tunxis. This Capt. John was born in England ; 
was ten years old at emigration; lost his father, John, o;i the passage; lived a few 



138 FIRST CHURCH 

2. Sylvia, b. Oct. 24th, new style, 1753, bap. Oct. 28th, 1753, at Newington, m. Nov. 
12th, 1780, James Francis. 

3. Rath, b. July 11th, 1756, bap. July 18th, 1756, at Kewington. 

4. Noah, b. April 16th, 1759, bap. April 19th, 1759, m. first, Lucy Lewis ; second, 
1786, Experience Wells; third, see No. (202.) 

5. Adna, born Jan. 28th, 1763, see No. (438.) 

6. Asa, born Dec. 6th, 1766, bap. next day, and died the 12th, aged six days. 

7. Cynthia, b.' Dec. 29th, 1767, bap. Jan. 17th, 1768, m. Jan. 16th, 1810, Asa Butts, 
of Canterbury. 

15. "Ruth Kilbourn," widow of Josiah, and daughter of John "Warner, 
m. Nov. 27th, 1726, before Capt. Joshua Robbins, of Wethersfield, justice 
of the peace ; moved soon after marriage into the limits of New Britain, 
where he died. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1 . David, b. Doc. 21 st, 1 727 ; was a soldier in the old French war ; died at Litchfield. 

2. Euth, b. 1729, m. May 9th, 1757, Robert Booth, son of Robert. 

3. Josiah, b. 1731, see No. (200.) 

4. John, b. 1733, see No. (86.; 

5. Richard, b. 1735, m. Dec. 8th, 1763, Mercy Bronson, daughter of Elijah, sen. 

6. EUzabeth, b. , bap. Nov. 15th, 1747, at Newington, m. Nov. 7th, 1771, Jed- 
ediah Norton. 

16. "Wife of Jonathan Griswold;" this was his second wife; her maiden 
name, Experience Warren, daughter of Abraham, of Wethersfield, and 
Experience (Stephens,) his wife, born June 9th, 1712; was sister of old 
Will Warren, who was the hermit, and had his den on " Rattlesnake Hill," 
so often referred to, even to this day. She became the second wife of No. 
83,) on the 6th Oct., 1748; she long outlived her husband; they lived 
just over the " Peede* bridge," east of George Francis, it being named 
from her, a contraction of Experience, common in those days ; she was 
familiarly called " Aunt Peede ;" she died at the house of Nathan Booth, 
at the advanced age of 86, on the 24th May, 1797. 

17. " Ruth, wife of Robert Woodruff," daughter of , m. ; they 
lived where Horatio A. Pratt (now, 1863,) does; owned a large farm; he 
was son of Samuel Woodruff, the cordwainer, and was born Oct. 8th, 1710 ; 
he deeded, 1755, a portion of his farm to Farmington, for a highway, be- 
ginning at the north end of a ledge, and from thence to extend south across 
his land, three rods wide ; this is supposed to be part of a new highway 
to pass to the new meeting-house, when it should be built, " at the place 
appointed for it," where the present " pound" stands. She to church in 
Newington, before 1747. 

years in Hartford, with his uncles, Thomas and Timothy ; went to Farmington when 
about twenty, and became prominent and greatly useful there. His will is dated 1 705 ; 
amount of inventory, £360 7s. Id. He died Dee. 19th, 1706. 

* The level tract of land stretching from this locality northeast, towards Wast Hart- 
ford, is called on the early land records of Farmington, " Wolf Plain." 



OF NEW BEITAIN. 139 

CHILDREN OP ROBERT AND RUTH WOODRUFF. 

1. Seth, b. 1744, was deaf, and lived a bachelor ; diedNov. 30th, 1823, aged 79. 

2. Amos, b, 1745, m. Oct. 27th, 1768, No. (565;) they moved to Lenox, Mass. 

3. Sarah, b. Oct. 6th, 1749, bap. Oct. 8th, 1749, at Newington, m. Dec. 31st, 1777, 
Capt. William Walker, of Lenox. 

4. Ruth, b. April 10th, 1751, bap. April 14th, 1751, at Newington, m. Blizur Whar 
pies ; she died May 27th, 1794. 

18. " Wife of Daniel Kilbourn ;" she was received to Newington church 
June 28th, 1752, then called Widow Mary Gushing, by letter from the 
church of Christ at Killingworth, Conn. See No. (70 ;) maiden name, 
Stephens. 

Thus far, with the exception of No. (1,) came from Newington church, 
but no mention of the fact appears on the record of that church. 

" From the church in Kensington, Bev. Samuel Clarh, Pastor." 

19. " The Widow Hannah Seymor," she, daughter of Thomas North 
and Hannah (Newel,) his wife, the widow of Samuel Seymor, son of Rich- 
ard, the captain of the fort; she was a constituent member of the church, 
1712, in " Great Swamp," and lived to become also a constituent member 
of this new church ; she m. Samuel Seymor, May 10th, 1706; she was 
grand-daughter of John North, the settler, from England. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Hannah, b. March 28th, 1706-7, m. Dec. 10th, 1729, Allen Goodrich, the black- 
smith, of " Great Swamp village." 

2. Mary, bom Nov. 13th, 1708. 

3. Eliakim, b. , m. Susanna, daughter of Deacon Anthony Judd; second, Mary 
Hooker. 

4. Rebecca, b. June 25th, 1711, m. Nov. 21st, 1734, Elisha -Goodrich. 

5. Mercy, b. Sept. 11th, 1715, m. Feb. 19th, 1747,*Uriah Judd; was his second wife ; 
went to Lenox. 

20. " The Widow Mary Andrus," daughter of Jacob Gofife, of Weth- 
ersfield, and Margarie (Ingersol,) his wife, b. Nov. 15th, 1693, at Weth- 
ersfleld, near Kensington line, m. June 17th,. 1712, John Andrus, of Far- 
mington, son of Daniel; her husband died June 16th, 174=0; his inventory 
amounted to £676 4s. 4d. ; the society record of Newington shows that he 
signed, 1720, a £50 note payable to that society, with Daniel Andrus 
and others, for being annexed to Farmington ; she probably spent the 
remainder of her life with her son, Moses, at the old house (now, 1867,) 
still standing on West Main street, near Deacon Milton Andrews ; she d. 
Sept. 7th, 1769, aged 75, and her grave-stone is south side of New Britain 
cemetery. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. David, b. Jan. 28th, 1718, m. Margaret ; lived in Waterbury, Conn., and 
Egremont, Mass. 

2. Moses, b. May 12th, 1722, m. Nov. 10th, 1748, No. (54.) 



140 FIRST CHURCH 

3. Mary, b. 1728, probably m. Samuel Dickinson, sen. ; house on Kusaell's comer, 
at Woodruff Hill. 

4. Abraham, b. ; he chose, 1744, his brother Moses, for guardian. 

5. Esther, b. 1732 ; she chose, 1744, her mother for guardian ; m. April 27th, 1757, 
Daniel Root, of Kensington ; she d. Feb. 27th, 1758, and buried in Blue Hills cemetery. 

21. The Widow Anna Booth, daughter of Capt. Stephen Hollister, of 
Glastenbury, and Abigail, his wife, b. 1690, m. Nov. 27th, 1712, Robert 
Booth, from Stratford, a descendant of Sir Richard ; their house stood 
where (now, 1867,) that of Enoch Kelsey stands; used the same well 
by the fence in the valley ; she had a brother, Gershom, at the Blinn 
house, east, and brother, Stephen, settled on the road next west. Mr. 
Booth probably located here soon after marriage, for he held office in 
" Great Swamp" society as early as 1715; he died Dec. 17th, 1750, aged 
61 ; his grave in " Christian Lane" cemetery; his estate settled 1750-51 ; 
inventory, £591 ; Nathan, the eldest son, gave bond with Widow Ann, 
to court, and Widow Ann made guardian to EUsha, who is, 1750-51, 
nineteen years old; probably she m. second, Doct. James Harvey Hurlbut, 
of Kensington. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Hannah, b. July 22d, 1716, m. Joshua Mather. See No. (47) and (48.) 

2. Anna, b. Sept. 16th, 1718, m. Joseph Mather, sen. She d. Sept. 13th, 1798, ae. 80. 

3. Nathan. See No. (65.) 

4. James, b. May 25th, 1723. 

5. Robert, b. Aug. 20th, 1730 ; " owned the covenant." See that list. No. (XI.J 

6. Elisha, b. May 20th, 1732, m. Dec. 5th, 1751, Esther Hollister; second, Widow 
Mary Gilbert. 

22. " Benjamin Judd," son of first Benjamin, and grandson of Deacon 
Thomas, the emigrant ; his mother, Mary (Lewis,) daughter of Capt. 
William, of Farmington; he born 1671, m. Jan. 18th, 1694, No. (23;) 
his residence at the present home of Richard Judd ; his title, Sargeant, 
seldom omitted ; he was one of the patriarchs of the " Great Swamp Soci- 
ety," greatly useful in church and civil affairs ; was a large land-holder ; 
made no will; died March 9th, 1764, aged 94. 

The Kensington church record (by note says) that Benjamin Judd and 
wife dismissed to New Britain, 1757. 

23. "Wife of Benjamin Judd;" she daughter of John North and Susanna 
(Francis,) his wife, born 1676, died April 23d, 1764, aged 88. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Benjamin, b. March 2d, 1697, m. Nor. 9th, 1727, Sarah Hollister, of Glastenbury ; 
lived and died) there. 

2. Susannah, b. Aug. 12th, 1699, m. July 1st, 1756, David Bronson. 

3. Mary, b. Feb. 6tli, 1702, m. 1723, Joseph Beckley, grandson of Serg. Richard, of 
Wethersfield. 

4. Abigail, b. Sept. 5th, 1703, m. May 20th, 1746, George Kilbourn ; he died 1763. 

5. Kezia, b. Sept. 14th, 1705, m. June 12th, 1729, Amos Judd, son of Deacon An- 
thony ; she died May 2d, 1791. 



^ OF NEW BRITAIN. 141 

6. Bathsheba, b. Aug. 20th, 1707, m. 1728, DaTid Sage, of Middletown and Berlin. 

7. Joanna, b. Oct. 16th, 1709, m. 1731, Samuel Hubbard, jun., of Middletown. 

8. Catharine, b. Oct. 26th, 1711. 

9. Uriah, see No. (39.) 

10. James, see No. fSS.) 

11. Natlian, see No. C41.) 

12. Hezckiah, b. June 19th, 1722, d. Sept. 9th, 1727. 

24. " Widow Elizabeth Lee ;" she was Elizabeth Royce, of Walling- 
ford, m. Oct. 1st, 1690, Stephen Lee, son of John, the settler, and Mary 
(Hart,) his wife, b. 1668, d. June 7th, 1753, aged 87; they were both 
constituent members of the church at " Great Swamp," both to church in 
old Farmington, Oct. 5th, 1707 ; he was located on East street; built the 
old Hinsdale house, now gone, (1863,).^and has been for many years ; 
owned the land from East to Main street.* He was buried in " Christian 
Lane" cemetery, but she in New Britain, with the following epitaph : 
" HAc lies the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, (the relict of Capt. Stephen 
Lee, deceased,) who served in the office of midwife forty-five years, until 
she was ninety years of age; deceased ye 2d of May, 1760, in ye 91st 
year of her age." She daughter of Isaac Royce, of New London, and 
Elizabeth (Lathrop,) his wife.f 

THBIK CHILDREN. 

1. Isaac, b. Sept. 5th, 1691, a physician, m. Dec. 8th, 1713, Mary Hubbard ; second, 
Susanna Wolcott. 

2. Child, no name, b. April 18th, 1693, d. in infancy, same day. 

• 3. Elizabeth, b. July 12th, 1694, m. Dec. 28th, 1721, Samuel, son of Joseph Langdon. 

4. Sarali, b. Nov. 8th, 1696, m. Jan. 18th, 1721, John Lanliton, father of No. (107.) 

5. Steplien, b. April 18th, 1700, d. Sept. 17th, 1718. 

6. Martha, b. Feb. I7th, 1701, m. Nathaniel Hart; second, m. Joseph Pi-ancis. 

* Will of Capt. Stephen Lee was made Nov. 26th, 1747, and gave his wife, Elizabeth, 
one-third of his movable estate, and one-half his house, one-third of barn and cow house, 
and the service of my negro Eichard, so long as she remains my widow, and bears my 
name, during her life, after which my yoangest son, Josiah, shall have liberty to pur- 
chase said negro, at his appraised value. Item, I give my eldest son, the north half 
my lot on wliTch my house stands. Item, I' give my second son, above named, Josiah, 
the south half of my house, and half my home lot, and half of all my lands. Item, I 
give my daughter, Hannah, so much in bills of credit as to be equal to. seventy four 
ounces of silver. Item, I give my graiidson, Stephen Root, £3. Item, I give my four 
surviving daughters, viz., to Sarah, wife of John Lankton, the wife of Nathaniel Hart, 
of Wallingford, Martha; to Mercy, wife of Benjamin Beckley; he calls Hannah above 
a single woman, and he appointed his wife, Elizabeth, and his son, Isaac, execators of 
the will. 

William Burnham, ) y^^f^^,^^,^ 

Isaac Norton, ) 

t The will of Widow Elizabeth Lee, exhibited July 15th, 1760, gives to Isaac, (this 
is Dr. Isaac,) 5s., to Josiah, 5s., to the heirs of Martha Francis, one-third for the chil- 
dren she had by her first husband, Nathaniel Hart ; to my daughter, Mary Beckley, her 
children, one-third ; to the heirs of Hannah Barber, (this is No. 84,^ one third, and I 
I ordain my son, Josiah, my executor. Inventory, £60, taken June 6th, 1760. 



142 riEST CHURCH 

7. Mary, b. Sept., 1704, m. Benjamin Bookley, of " Beckley quarter." 

8. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 14th, 1706, d. Aug. 28th, 1725. 

9. Hannah, b. Oct. 15th, 1708, m. Nathaniel North; second, William Barber, see 
No. (84.; 

10. Josiah, b. Aug. 13th, 1711, see No. (33.) 

25. " Joseph Smith," son of Joseph, sen. and Lydia, his wife, born 
probably, 1682, baptized at Farinington, Aug. 10th, 1684; was one of the 
petitioners for the " Great Swamp Society," 1705, m. Jan. 19th, 1707-8, 
Mary Royce, daughter of Isaac, of Wallingford, and Elizabeth (Lathrop,) 
his wife. He lived on East street, the old home of the Smiths, in which 
were five Josephs, in as many generations. He owned the covenant in 
Farmington, Sept. 24th, 1710. 

THEIK CHILDREN. ' 

1. Joseph, b. July 13th, 1710, bap. Sept. 24th, 1710, in old Farmington, see No. ('29.) 

2. Azariah, b. Dec. 28th, 1712, m. Aug. 14th, 1740, Mary, daughter of Joseph 15°°'' 
of " Great Swamp Society." 

3. Jedediah, b. Feb. 12th, 1715-16, see No. (31.) 

4. Esther, b. , d. May 18th, 1725. 

5. Elijah, b. Oct. 29th, 1721, see No. (XXX) of half-way covenant. 

26. " Eebecca, wife of Daniel Dewy ;" this is Rebecca Curtiss, daugh- 
ter of Thomas " Curtice" and Mary (Goodrich,) his wife, born 1705, m. 
Jan. 27th, 1731 ; her father was an early settler of Great Swamp ; was, 
1716, seated in the third "pue," with Joseph Smith and John Standley 
and others ; for location, see No. (85 ;) she died March 6th, 1781, se. 76 ;» 
head-atone in old part of cemetery in New Britain. 

27. " Hannah, wife of Gideon Griswold," daughter of Joseph Root, of 
" Great Swamp Society," and his wife, Hannah (Kellogg,) of Hartford, b. 
July 13th, 1719. She was sister of No. (54,) and m ; they lived 
near where Horatio Waldo (now, 1863, does;) he was son of David Gris- 
wold and Severance , his wife, born Oct. 2d, 1717 ; was a large 
land-holder, and driving farmer ; he " owned the covenant" in Newington, 
Jan. 27th, 1754; he died Sept. 3d, 1807, aged 90; she died June 19th, 
1814, aged 95 ; she was born July 13th, 1719, at Newington, near Ken- 
sington line. 

THEIE OHILDKBN. 

1. Elijah, b. , bap. Aug. 23d, 1752, at Newington, died , aged 16 ; stone 
in New Britain. 

2. Satnuel, b. Jan. 15th, 1754, bap. Jan. 27th, 1754, at Newington, died Sept.- 2d, 
1776, Revolutionary Army at New York. 

3. Ashbel, b. May 12th, 1757, m. Elizabeth Woodruff, daughter of Noah. 

4. Hannah, b. April 3d, 1760, bap. April 13th, 1760, m. Joel Smith ; she d. March 
31st, 1786, aged 26. 

5. Lydia, b. Nov. 24th, 1765, m. Sept. 15th, 1788, Michael DeEecor, a French sol- 
dier, who was taken a prisoner from Burgoyne's army. 

28. " Martha, wife of Samuel Goodrich ;" this was Martha Lankton, 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 143 

daughter of John, and his wife, Sarah (Lee,) b. Dec. 31st, 1724, m. Sept. 
24th, 1747, No. (69;) they were both dismissed and recommended to 
Kensington by letter, and received there Dec. 23d, 1764 ; she died Feb. 
22d, 1810, aged 76, at Luther Stocking's, in Kensington. 

29. "Joseph Smith, jun.," son of No. (25) and Mary (Ryce,) his 
wife, b. July 13th, 1710, m. March 2d, 1737, No. (30;) she d. May 21st, 
1764, aged 45, when he m. second, Sept. 1766, Widow Esther Deming, 
No. (167 ;) he kept a tavern on East street, probably the homestead of 
his father ; he went by the title of landlord many years ; he left an estate 
of £1,146 13s. ; he d. March 25th, 1792, aged 82 ; Capt. Jonathan Bel- 
den, executor; his second wife, Esther, No. (167,) died June 21st, 1804, 
aged 82. 

30. " Wife of Joseph Smith, jun ;" this was Thankful Hubbard, of Mid- 
dletown, daughter of George and Marcy (Seymour,) his wife, daughter 
of Capt. Richard, b. July 23d, 1719, m. March 2d, 1737, No. (29.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elnathan, b. Nov. 3d, 0. S. 1738, m. July 9th, 1767, No. (156.) 

2. Gideon b. Dec. 1st, 1740, d. Nov. 30th, 1762, at Havanna, in the French war, 
Capt. Patterson's company. 

3. Joseph b. Oct. 11th, 1744 ; was in the war of Revolution; m. an only daughter 
of Dr. White, of Philadelphia. 

4. 'Thankful, b. Nov. 17th, 1746, m. 1st, 1766, Isaac Langdon, before Eev. Samuel 
Clark. 

5. Gordon, b. Aug. 12th, 1749, m. Oct. 11th, 1772, Ruth Judd, daughter of Capt. 
Phineas ; he died in the army of the Revolution. 

6. Abigail, b. April 15th, 1752, m. Dec, 17th, 1769, No. (124.; 

7. Rhoda, b. Sept. 15th, 1753, m. John Doge, of Boston; descendants in Vermont. 

8. Dolly, born 1762, bap. April 29th, 1754, m. Oct. 10th, 1790, Lemuel Smith, of 
Ebenezer, Jan., see No. (437.) 

31. " Jedediah Smith," son of Joseph and his wife, Mary (Royce,) born 
Feb. 12th, 1715-16, m. Jan. 1st, 1740-1, No. (32;) he lived near his 
brother, No. (29 ;) he probably m. second, Elizabeth Kellogg, Oct. 29th, 
1777 ; she of Newington. 

32. Wife of Jedediah Smith ; she daughter of Joseph Cogswell and 
Anna (Orvice,) his wife; her name Susanna, born Aug. 10th, 1720, in 
Far. South Farms, alias Southington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mary, b. Jan. 28th, 1741-2. 

2. Anna, b. Nov. 1st, 1744. 

3. Huldah, b. Jan. 4th, 1749, m. Nov. 5th, 1772, Joseph, son of first Elijah Hart. 

33. " JosiAH Lee," the youngest son of Capt. Stephen and his wife. 
No. (24,) b. Aug. 13th, 1711, m. Nov. 3d, 1737, No. (34;) he was chosen 
deacon April 1st, 1763, to supply the loss of Deacon Patterson, at the 
Havanna, 1762. He too was a military man, as appears from the follow- 



144 FIEST CHURCH 

ing : " I Stephen Lee, for parental love to ray son, Josiah, and his wife, 
Hannah, do give them the north half of my dwelling-house, and also half 
my barn, garden and orchard, with use of cellar ; it is understood that my 
son is bound on the present expedition against our northern enemies, the 
French ! ! if any accident befall him that he return no more, his wife is to 
have free liberty to use, occupy and enjoy the premises as above, so long 
as she remains his widow. 

Dated April 15th, 1747." 

He, like his father before hira, was captain of the militia company of 
Farmington. About the year 1774, he with his son-in-law, John Patter- 
son, Esq., moved to Lenox, Mass., and subsequently to Chenango county. 
New York, where he died, 1797. He had built what is now called the 
" Skinner house," and sold it with his barn and his farm of sixty acres, 
with half the irons of the saw-mill, by the meeting house, and half of five 
and a half acres of land there, to John Richards, for £555, March 16th, 
1776. His ratable estate, 1763, stood in the list of that year, £121. The 
house probably built soon after the decease of his father, 1753, and the 
distribution of his estate. 

34. " Wife of Josiah Lee," Hannah "Warren, of Glastenbury, probably 
daughter of Abraham and his wife, Experience (Stephens,) b. Oct. 19th, 
1714, m. Nov. 3d, 1737, No. (33 ;) she was sister of " Will Warren, the 
hermit," and sister of the mother of No. (91.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth, b, , the only child they had to live to adult years ; she m. June 

2d, 1766, John Patterson, Esq., son of Deacon John, and they both "owned the cove- 
nant" Jan. 25th, 1767 ; moved to Lenox, 1774. See Covenant list, No. (XXVII.) 

35. "Isaac Lee," the second son of Doctor Isaac and Mary (Hub- 
bard,) of Middletown, his wife, b. Jan. 17th, 1716, m. July lOtb, 1740, 
No. (36;) he was chosen one of the standing committee of the church, at 
its first meeting, and a deacon Sept. 3d, 1772, to supply the loss of Deacon 
Elijah Hart. He is known as Colonel Lee, and was a marked character, 
strong, physically, mentally and morally. As a magistrate some thirty 
years, he was a " terror to evil doers," and a " praise to them that do well." 
He was a farmer by occupation, and was of Herculean strength. He was 
the leader of the " ring" in athletic sports and gymnastics, especially in 
wrestling, so common in his age. He is the man to whom Mrs. Willard 
alludes in her poem of" Stealing the Bride," and No. (36) was the bride. 
Many anecdotes are related of him, such as throwing barrels of cider into 
his cart, as common men would pumpkins ; throwing to the ground the big 
bull ; and thrice throwing the big Indian, in Farmington street. He lost, 
however, the bride he so exultingly carried off, for she died Nov. 2d, 1770, 
with a cancer, when he married second, Dec. 30th, 1772, No. (170;) his 
residence is still-standing, 1867, near the foot of Dublin Hill, east side of 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 1^5 

Main street. He was one of the two men in New Britain who were 
treated with the utmost reverence. When Dr. Smalley or he were ap- 
proaching or passing, all hats were doffed, even hy men laboring in the 
field some distance from the road. His second wife died May 17th, 1782, 
of small pox, when he married third, Oct. 9th, 1783, No. (175.) He was 
active in securing the incorporation of the society, in building the first 
house of worship, and after, viz., 1784-5, in securing the incorporation of 
the town of Berlin, with our share in the school fund. He died Dec. 13th, 
1802, aged 86 ; his head-stone, very truly, and according to the custom of 
that age, gives him two titles. Colonel and Esquire. , Col. Isaac Lee and 
Gen. Selah Hart, were delegates to the State Convention, held at Hart- 
ford, Jan. 3d, 1788, for the adoption or rejection of the Constitution for 
the United States. • 

36. " Wife of Isaac Lee," daughter of Isaac Norton and his wife, Eliz- 
abeth (Galpin,) of Stratford, born Dec. 20th, 1718, at Kensington; name 
Tabitha (Norton ;) she was the mother of his children, the baptisms of 
whom are lost with the loss of the records of Rev. William Burnham, of 
Kensington, and the like of other families. 

1. Theodore, b. May 21st, 1741, d. March 5th, 1742. 

2. Theodore, b. Sept., 26th, 1743, m. Nov. lOlh, 1768, Olive Boardman, settled in 
Torringford. 

3. Chloe, b. Jan. 15th, 1746, m. July 9th, 1767, Elnathan Smith, son of Joseph. 

4. Isaac, b. Jan. 11th, 1749, d. March 16th, 1749. 

5. Isaac, b. March 29th, 1752, m. May 25th, 1773, No. (154.) 

6. Asahel, b. Feb. 22d, 1759, bap. March 4th, 1759, m. April 30th, 1772, Sarah Ilan ; 
he died 1776, in army of Revolation, at Scheensborough, New York, aged 27. 

37. " Stephen Lee," son of Dr. Isaac Lee and his wife, Mary (Hub- 
bard,) b. March 16th, 1723, m. Feb. 6th, 1746, No. (73;) he inherited 
from his father the old homestead of his_ grandfather, Capt. Stephen Lee, 
called later the " Hinsdale house," at the « .r;a cornt^r of East and Smal- 
ley streets. He died Sept. 14th, 1783, age^ 60J years, at Lenox, Mass., 
to which place he moved about 1777. He sold to Elijah Hinsdale, Feb. 
12th, 1777, for £208, (except the incumbrance of his father,) his home 
lot of two acres, "and house, his barn lot of twenty-four acres, and his lot 
next east of tlie meeting-house, containing eight acres. 

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN AND KATA LEB. 

1. Ashbel, b. Feb. 28th, 1747; lived in Lee, Mass. ; m. April 30th, 1772, SarahHun. 

2. Timothy, b. Oct. 19th, 1748, m. April 23d, 1772, Lucy Camp; settled in Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

3. Mabel, b. Feb. 19th, 1750, m. April 22d, 1773, Daniel Luddington. 

4. Kata, b. Nov. 25th, 1751, bap. Nov. 27th, 1751, at Newington. 

5 Martha, b. Nov. 25th, 1754, m. May 17th, 1773, Ladvvick Hotchkiss, No. (278.); 

6. Anna, b. June 22d, 1756, m. Feb. 1st, 1781, Abel Hubbard. 

7. Sarah, b. Aug. 22d, 1758, bap. Aug. 27th, 1758. 

10 



146 FIUST CHURCH 

38. James Judd, son of No. (22; and No. (23,) m. 1749, Hannah (An- 
drus,) daughter of Daniel, jun. and Mabel CGoff,) his wife, b. Sept. 8th, 1723, 
near Wethersfield line, at the " Great Swamp." They lived on the old 
homestead of his father; owned the saw-mill long known as " Judd's Mill;" 
he d. Feb. 15th, 1783, aged 66 ; his widow d. Dec. 29th, 1789, aged 67, 
with tlie following on her head-stone : " Blessed and happy are those who 
die in the Lord." His will was proved in court Feb. 17th, 1783 ; names 
in it two sons and four daughters. 

THEIE CniLDKEN. ^ " 

1. Hannah, b. Sept. 27th, 1750, m Jan. 4th, 1770, Leonard Belden, son of Ezra; she 
died Sept. 10th, 1780, aged 30. 

2 Abigail, b. June 5th, 1752, m. Jan. 6th, 1774, Abel Clark, son of John; she died 
April 27th, 1829. 

3. Lydia,*b. Oct. 6th, 1754, m. Feb. 6th, 1777, Joseph Andrews, son of No. (53;) 
she died April 21st, 1804. 

4. James, b. April 22d, 1755, d. July 13th, 1755, aged three months, nine days. 

5. James, b. Jan. 27th, 1757, bap. Jan. 30th, 1757, m. 1779, No. (318;; he bap. in 
Kensington. 

6. Asabel, b. May 24th, 1759, bap. May 27th, 1759, d. Oct. 13th, 1777, aged 19. 

7. Daniel, b. Aug. 14th, 1761, bap. Aug. 23d, 1761, m. Irene Hitchcock, see No. 
C435.) 

8. Anne, b. March 19th, 1764,;d. Oct. 3l3t, 1775, in her 12th year. 

9. Sarah, b. 1768, m. Oct. 31gtj 1794, Moses Smith, son of Samuel; she died Aug. 
24th, 1 833, aged 66. 

39. Uriah Judd, son of No. (22) and No. (23,) b. Dec. 28th, 1713, 
m. Dec. 20th, 1744, Mabel Bidwell; she d. Aug. 25th, 1745, when he 
m. second, Feb. 19th, 1747, No. (40;) he lived just south of the first 
church, probably where Alvin North does now, (1861 ;) he deeded, 1756, 
land for a highway through his fai'm and past his house, three rods wide ; 
he removed to Pittsfield, Mass., May, 1769, and to- Lenox, 1774, where 
both died, leaving six children. 

40. Wife of Uriah Judd, Mercy Seymor, daughter of Samuel Seymor, 
and his wife, Hannah (North,) daughter of Thonjas, b. Nov. 13th, 1708, 
grand-daughter of " Capt. Richard Seamer," of the stockade. 

CHILDKEN. 

1. Uriah, b. Dec. 20t, 1745, m. 1772, Lucy Miller; m. second, Elizabeth Brattle. 

2. Mehitable, b. , m. Benjamin Bush, of Sheffield. 

3. Samuel, m. 1774, Naomi Noble, of Pittsfield, daughter of Luke. 

4. Benjamin, b. July 3d, 1755, m. 1776, Keziah Jacobs, of Northbury parish, Conn. 

5. Mercy, b. , m. Rufus Parker, of Lenox ; she d. May 13th, 1837. 

6. Molly, b. May 7th, 1761, m. Titus Parker, of Lenox ; she was living, 1850. 

41. Nathan Judd, son of No. (22) and No. (23,) b. Aug. 24th, 1719, 
m. Feb. 3d, 1743, No. (42 ;) they lived on the corner of East Main and 
East street, the north side ; his estate settled 1764 ; amount £442 ; James 
and Uriah, his brothers, administrators ; Ladwick Hotchkiss, Daniel Dewy 



OFNEWBKITAIN. 147 

and Noah Stanley, appraisers; done Oct. 9th, 1764; he died Sept. 1st, 
1764, aged 45. 

42. Wife of Nathan Judd, Thankful "Wright; she d. Aug. 25th, 1764, 

THEIE CHILDKEN. 

1. Anna, b. 1744, m. 1771, Daniel North, of Daniel; she died 1805, aged 60. 

2. Thankful, b. 1747. 

3. tevi,b. 1749. 

4. Susanna, b. 1752. 

5. Mary, b. 17541 
""e. Eosanua, b. 1756. 

7. Nathan, b. 1758, bap. April 5th, 1758, by Rev. E. Booge, of Northington, at New 
Britain ; " his church record ;" this was just two weeks before the ordination of Mr, 
Soialley. 

43. Phineas Judd, son of Deacon Anthony, b. Feb. 4th, 1715, was a 
captain ; m. No. (44 ;) he inherited the homestead of his father, (now, 
1862,) owned and occupied by William Ellis. His father, for parental 
love, 1748, gave him five pieces of land and half his house; A. D. 1763, 
he became guardian for his nephew, James North, son of James, deceased, 
and John Hooker, Esq. certified that the boy was fourteen years old the 
18th day of Jan., 1763. His will was proved Jan. 4th, 1791. Capt. Judd 
died Dec. 22d, 1790, aged 75 ; he enlisted into the army of the Revolu- 
tion during the war, Feb. 24th, 1777 ; had a bounty of £10. 

44. Wife of Phineas Judd ; this was Ruth (Seymour,) daughter of 

, and sister of Sarah (Seymour,) mother of James North, Esq. ; she 
was born 1724. Widow Ruth Judd died Nov. 23d, 1799, aged 75. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Phineas, jun., b. Dec. 13th, 1750, m. Dec. 17th, 1780, Elizabeth Mazuzcn ; he 
died 1784, when she m. second, No. (118.) 

2. Anthony, b. Aug. 1st, 1752, m. Aug. 29th, 1782, Eebecca Belden, of Ezra ; they 
moved to Owego. 

3. Kuth, b. March 31st, 1754, m. Oct. Uth, 1772,5Gordon Smith ; m. second, Elijah 
Eoot, of Plainville. 

4. Susanna, b. Feb. 7th, 1756, m. July 7th, 1774, Elijah Smith, jun. ; moved to 
Owego, N. Y. 

5. Job, b. Oct. 2lBt, 1757, m. Andrus, of Glastenbury, sjster of Daniel; went 
to Owego, N. Y. 

6. Isaac, b. ; removed to Owego, N. Y. 

7. Hannah, b. March 15th, 1761, bap. March 15th, 1761, at New. Britain, m. March 
17th, 1785, Martin Hooker. 

8. Selah, b. July 17th, 1763, bap. July 17th, 1763, at New Britain, m. Elizabeth 
Andrews, of Hezekiah ; he died 1788, andshem. second, Dec. 16th,1790, Eoger Fran- 
cis, of Newington and West Hartford. 

45. John Judd, son of Deacon Anthony and his first wife, Susannah 
(Woodford,) b. April 25th, 1718, m. No. (46 ;) they Uved near where 
their descendants (now,-1863,) do. Deacon Morton and Oliver Judd. He 
one of the early settlers of New Britain village, perhaps next after Nathan 



148 FIRST CHURCH 

Booth and Joshua Mather. Tradition says that he boarded the candid- 
ates for settlement over the new parish; that among them (for there were 
several,) was one overcome by the temptation of a nice imported " case" 
that stood open in a closet next his room, indulged too freely, and the fact 
having in more senses than one leaked out, he for a farewell sermon 
shrewdly took the text, 1st Thess. ii. 18. " Wherefore we would have 
come unto you (even I Paul) once and again ; but Satan hindered us." 
Left. .John Judd died Oct. 16th, 1781, aged 64; his inventory, £466. 

46. " Wife of John Judd ;" her maiden name, Mary Bumham, b. Feb* 
7th, 1721-22, to Rev. William and his first wife, Hannah, daughter of 
Mrs. Judith Wolcott, of Wethersfield. She is said to have been a woman 
of great beauty and accomplishments. Mary, the widow of Left. John 
Judd, died May 22d, 1801, aged 80. 

THEIE CHILDEBN. 

1. John, b. Feb. 14th, 1746, m. No. (135.; 

2. Mary, b. Aug. 31st, 1748, m. No. (115.) 

3. Seth, b. April Sth, 1751, m. Oct., 1772, Lydia Richards, of John; he died 1777, 
killed by the accidental discharge of a gun, in the Revolutionary army. 

4. Rhoda,b. Jan. 9th, 1754, m. No. (149.) 

47. " Joshua Mather," son of Ensign Atherton Mather, of Windsor 
and Sufiield, and Mary, his second wife, b. Nov. 26th, 1706, at Windsor, 
Conn., a descendant of Rev. Richard ; the emigrant, lived at the " Sugden 
house," near the present site of Frederick North's mansion ; he m. No. 
(48.) Tradition says, while he was upon a journey, and stopping at a 
village over the Sabbath, where the pulpit was vacant, the people learning 
his name, and observing his black coat, invited him to preach, nothing doubt- 
ing his authority or ability. He, (probably hoping to do good,) accepted the 
invitation, and delivered the only sermon he had with him ; but at the in- 
termission of services, he fell into a great quandary, for being only a plain 
farmer, and no second sermon with him, the hour for the second service at 
hand, and no expedient yet devised, the people very opportunely sent a 
deputation, which at once relieved his distress, saying they wei'e so greatly 
interested in his discourse, they wished him to repeat it in the afternoon. 
He died May 16th, 1777, aged 71. , 

48. " Wife of Joshua Mather," Hannah (Booth,) daughter of Robert, 
sen. and Ann (Hollister,) his wife, b. July 22d, 1716, sister of No. (65,) 
and near neighbor for life ; she died April Sth, 1777, aged 61. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Cotton, born Sept. 19th, 1737. 

2. David, born Oct. 7th, 1738, ra. Jane 1st, 1767, No. (139.) 

3. Thomas, born Sept. 7th, 1741, married March 12th, 1764, Buldah Bull, sister of 
Deacon Bull, of Farmington ; he settled in Farmington, as a physician, and died there 
Aug. 10th, 1766, aged 25. 

4. Hannah, born Jan. 25th, 1745, m. Oct. 1st, 1767, William Lewis, son of Capt. 
Joaatlmn. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 149 

5. Elenor, bora Sept. 27th, 174 , record illegible. 

6. Elisha, bom April 19tli, 1749. 

7. Joshua, jun., b. 

49. " Elijah Hart," son of Deacon Thomas of Kensington, and Sarah 
(Thompson, of Farmington, his wife, b. June 15th, 1711, bap. Aug. 12th, 
1711, at old Farmington, m. Dec. 26th, 1734, No. (50 ;) settled in " Hart 
quarter," at the southwest portion of the society, a near neighbor to Judah 
Hart, sen., and from these came the name to this section ; his house was 
near the one now called the " State bouse ;" he was a very economical 
and industrious farmer, greatly athletic, yet in carrying a stick of fencing 
timber on his shoulder, he stepped into a hole in the ground, and the 
weight crushed him ; he died in consequence, and the following epitaph : 
" In memory of the justly esteemed and much lamented Deacon Elijah 
Hart, who provided for his own and served^his generation with great dili- 
gence and fidelity, even to the last day of his life, was taken suddenly to 
the inheritance above, on the third day of August, 1772, in the 61st year 
of his age." The record says Sergeant Elijah Hart was chosen and ap- 
pointed deacon at a meeting of the church soon after its incorporation. 
From the death of Deacon Hart, Dr. Smalley kept a record of deaths in 
his parish, which unfortunately had been before neglected. He was grand- 
son of Capt. Thomas Hart and his wife, Euth (Howkins,) who located in 
Stanley quarter, and belonged to Newington Society. He was son of 
Deacon Stephen, the first settler of the name, first at Cambridge, Mass., 
then at Hartford, and last at (Tunxis,) Farmington ; he was a deacon in 
each of these places. Capt. Thomas stood high in military rank in Farm- 
ington, and was buried 1723, with military honors. His will, dated 1721, 
in which he gives his children over 2,000 acres of land. 

50. " Wife of Elijah Hart," Abigail (Goodrich,) daughter of Allen and 
Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of David Goodrich, Esq., of Wethersfield ; 
she, Abigail, born Dec. 14th, 1714; she was a woman of great force of 
character ; she died Jan. 21st, 1809, at Simsbury, (with her only daughter, 
Mary, who m. Jonathan Eno,) at the advanced age of 95 years. She was 
sister of No. (69) and No. (63.) 

THEIR CHILBRBN. 

1. Elijah, born Sept. 26th, 1735, see No. (52.) 

2. Thomas, bom Jan. 12th, 1738, see No. (94.; 

3. Jehudi, bom Dec. 12th, 1739, see No. (118.) 

4. Josiah, born April 28th, 1742, see No. (127.) 

5. Mary, born Dec. 26th, 1 744, see list that " owned the covenant." 

6. Benjamin, b. Oct. 16th, 1747, see No. (13I._) 

7. Joseph, born May 17th, 1750, see No. (210.) 

8. Elizur, born Dec. 25th, 1752, see No. (231.; 

9. Aaron, bom Oct. 1st,* 1756, bap. Oct, 31st, 1756, in Kensington, died Feb. 12th, 
1761, aged fire years. Abedmelech, a servant of Deacon Hart, was baptized at the 



150 FIRST CEUBCH 

same time with his youngest son, Aaron, by Rev. Samuel Clark of Kensington. The 
family record of this father, (the first Elijah,) was in his own hand on a leaf of a Bible 
printed in London, 1696, and can be seen at Dr. Hart's, in Southington, 1863. 

51. " Jddah Haet," grandson of John, sen., the man who headed the 
first petition A. D. 1705, for a new parish at the southeast corner of Farm- 
ington. He was son of John, jun. and Esther (Gridley,) his wife, born> 
Oct. 25th, 1709, m. Feb. 20th, 1734-5, Anne Norton, daughter of Sergeant 
John, of Kensington, and his wife, Anna (Thompson,) b. Jan. 15th, 1718 ; 
he probably settled in " Hart quarter" soon after his marriage, which 
occurred the same year with that of his neighbor and kinsman, Peacon 
Elijah Hart, the first. His house is still standing, and in good condition, 
opposite the school-house in District No. 4. He was a man of more than 
ordinary intelligence, of much force of character, often employed in public 
matters. Anne, his wife, was cousin to Tabitha, the wife of Col. Lee, 
and these families were intimate ; she died, and he piarried second, Sept. 
27th, 1759, Widow Sarah (Seymour) North, the widow of James North, 
sen., and the mother of his son, James North, Esq. Mr. Judah Hart died 
Sept. 14th, 1784, aged 75. Neither of his wives' names appear on the 
church records. Sarah, consort of Mr. Judah Hart, died Aug. 20th, 1781, 
aged 61. His will was dated Sept. 6th, 1784, in which he gives his son, 
Judah, jun., all his estate on condition he pay all his debts, funeral charges, 
tomb stones, and the following legacies, viz : to the heirs of son, Elias 
Hart, deceased, 20s. ; to the heirs of my daughter, Ann, late deceased ; to 
my daughter, Esther, the wife of Eliphaz Alvord, Esq. ; to the heirs of 
my son, John, deceased, 10s. ; and I appoint my son, Judah, jun., my sole 
executor. The will was exhibited and proved in Probate Court at Farm- 
ington, Dec. 6th, 1784. 

Isaac Andrus, ) 

Thomas Booth, y Witnesses. 

Lemuel Hotchkiss, } 

THBIK CHILDREN. 

1. Elias, born Feb. 25th, 1735-6, m. Oct. 17th, 1753, Hope Whaples, (No. (SXIX.) 

2. Judah, born Sept. 5th, 1737, died Nov. 3d, 1745, aged 8. 

3. Anna, b. May 22d, 1739, m. 

4. Esther,) b. ApriUth, 1742, ^ ^■/"T'.^t'A, 1764, Eliphaz Alvord, Esq., 

5. Lois, ) ' r > '( died at birth. [of Wmchester. 

6. John, born Jan. 20th, 1743, m. Oct., 1764, Anna Deming ; he No. 001.) 

7. Eoger, born May 10th, 1745. 

8. Ruth, born Jan. 19tb, 1748. 

9. Judah, second of name, born Sept. 10th, 1750, (see No. (140.) 

52. " Elijah Hakt," jun., son of No. (49) and his wife. No. (50,) born 
Sept. 26th, 1735, m. Sarah Gilbert, daughter of Ebenezer and his wife, 
Marcy (Cowles,) born May 11th, 1737. He first located in Hart quarter, 
near the present residence, 1867, of Levi 0. Smith ; but at middle life he 
built near the mills, and lived in the north part, and deeded, Sept. 10th, 



OF NEW BRITAIN. ]51 

1793, the south part to his son, Elijah, third of the name. He was a man 
of puritanical habits, stern virtue, and of great diligence and economy. 
Pie was a plain farmer, with a large family, and large property. He was 
chosen deacon June 1st, 1780 ; his business was all laid aside by four 
o'clock Saturday afternoon, by himself, workmen and servants, his face 
shaved, his long boots brushed, his cows milked before sunset ; his best 
boots would last him seven years, and his best surtout coat, twenty years. 
He led the singing in church, many years, having a grand voice, and good 
musical taste for that age, (not operatic.) He was deacon twenty years, 
and died Dec. 10th, 1800, aged 66 ; his widow died Sept. 22d, 1809, aged 
73. He was admitted to Kensington church Dec. 25th, 1757, only four 
months before this church was organized. No evidence appears that his 
wife was ever a member. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elijah, bornMay7tIi, 1759, bap. May 13th, 1759, seeNo. (181._) 

2. Aaron, born Oct. 16th, 1761-,bap. Oct. 25th, 1761, see No.'(247.) 

3. Ozias, born Aug. 8th, 1768, see No. (281.)- 

i. Sarah, born Feb. 21st, 1765, bap. Feb. 24th, 1765, m. March 3d, 1785, No. (296.) 

5. Selina, born Aug. 30th, 1770, bap. Aug. 30th, 1770, m. Dec. 30th, 1790, No. (240.) 

6. Olive, bom 1775, bap. Aug. 27th, 1775, m. Aug. 8th, 1803, Seth Merill, sonof 
AUyn and his wife, Mary (Andrews. J They lived in the yellow house on Dublin Hill. 
The father, Allyn Merill was killed raising Farmington meeting-house, July 1 1 th, 1 7 7 1 , 
aged 37, at one o'clock P. M. 

53. " Moses Andrews," son of John, of Newington, and Mary (GoiFe,) 
his wife, born May 12th, 1722, m. Nov. 10th, 1748, No. (54;) they came 
to this place soon after marriage, and occupied the house still standing on 
West Main street, one mile west of the village ; the house and barn, with 
the home lot was given to Mrs. Andrews by her brother, Joseph Root, 
jun., who had built the house for his own use, but was suddenly taken 
away by death, 1748, aged 28; the lady to whom he was betrothed having 
suddenly died before him. Mr. Andrews was a short thick set man, of 
the kindest natural disposition, a carpenter by trade, and he was greatly 
respected for piety and benevolence ; he was chosen one of the church 
committee Sept. 3d, 1772 ; his military title was Sergeant, and seldom if 
ever omitted in writing or speaking his name ; he died May 17th, 1806, 
aged 85. 

54. " Wife of Moses Andrews ;" she was Lydia (Root,) daughter of 
Joseph, sen. and his wife, No. (56,) born Oct. 5th, 1725 ; a woman of great 
Christian patience and meekness ; she fitted out for the Revolutionary 
Army, six of her nine sons, by her own industry ; she died July 6th, 1806, 
aged 82. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel, born Nov. 2d, 1749, see No. (124.) 

2. Moses, born Dec. 15th, 1750, died Dec, 1752, buried in Christian Lane cemetery. 



152 FIRST CHURCH 

3. Joseph, born Dec. 23d, 1751, m. Feb. 6th, 1777, Lydia Judd; m. second. Amy 
Cowles. 

4. Moses, second of name, born April 7th, 1755, see No. (191.) 

5. Isaac, born Jan. 31^t, 1757, m. No. (298 ;) he a physician. 

6. John, born Nov. 29th, 1758, bap. Dec. 3d, 1758, m. May 1 0th, 1 792, No. (249.) 

7. Jesse, born Dec. 19th, 1760, bap. Jan. 11th, 1761, a physician, died April 4th, 
1790, unmarried. 

8. Nathaniel, bom Oct. 15th, 1762, m. 1786, No. (184 ;_) m. second, Oct. 3d, 17S0, 
Jera.sha Sage. 

9. Seth, born Aug. 19th, 1765, bap. Aug. 25th, 1765, died Nov. 18th, 1766, in the 
second year of his age. 

,55. " WiLLi.vM Patterson," brother of Edward, the tinman, of Ber- 
lin ; they had a sister, Ann, all born at Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ire- 
land, (the seat of the O'Neal's, the great enemies of England.) He was 
in Wethersfield, 1747 ; his wife, sister of Solomon Dunham, Esq., see No. 
(82;) he lived in the present Rhodes house, for in- 1759, he deeded for 
£300, twenty-six acres, bounded east on Wethersfield line, north and west 
on highway, with my dwelling-house and all the buildings thereon stand- 
ing, except the shop of Ladwick Hotchkiss, and the land it stands on, to 
Rev. John Smalley. It seems probable they left the place soon after, for 
the Ken. church record says, Wm. Patterson and his wife were received 
April 11th, 1762, to our communion, from New Britain, by letter of 
recommendation. He deeded, 1777, to Jedediah Norton, (of the present 
limits of Berlin,) 130 acres, with house, barn, &c. for £800. He is sup- 
posed to have been of Scottish origin, and of the sturdy Presbyterians, 
who settled in the north of Ireland. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Esther, b. July 26th, 1752, m. Oct. lOth, 1769, Gershom Graham, at Kensington. 

2. John, b. , supposed to have moved to Piermout, N. H. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 18th, 1757. 

4. Sarah, ) twins, b. Nov. 21st, 1758, bap. Nov. 26th, 17.58, m. May, 1801, Moses 

> Foster, of Newington. 

5. Susanna, ) supposed to have died young. 

6. William, b. Nov. 14th, 1760, bap. Nov. 16th, 1760, m. Jan. 17th, 1788, Wealthy 
Dorrance. 

7. Thomas, b. March 7th, 1762, bap. March 7th, 1762, m. March 25th, 1784, Pru- 
dence Williams. 

8. David, b. Aug. 7th, 1763, with but one ear, bap. in Kensington, Aug. 14th, 1763. 

9. George, b. Jan. 7th, 1765, bap. in Kensington, Jan. 13th, 1765. 

56. "Widow Hannah Root," her maiden name, Hannah Kellogg, said 
to be of Hartford, m. Oct. 20th, 1715, Joseph Root, son of John and Mary 
(Woodruff,) his wife, bap. March 19th, 1693 ; they Hved in Wethersfield, 
near Kensington ; she spent the close of life with her daughter, Lydia, 
wife of Moses Andrus, for she signed the petition to the General Assem- 
bly, 1752, with those then living in the limits of New Britain, and directly 
west t)f it. She died March 19th, 1771, aged 84; the head-stone to her 



OP NE-W BRITAIN. 153 

grave near the front fence in the old part of the cemetery in New Britain. 
He died Oct. 15th, 1747, aged 56, leaving an estate of £1,988 lis. 7d. 
He was buried in the old cemetery at " Christian Lane," with his sons, 
Samuel and Joseph. This family lived early in Hartford. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

From Hartford Town Record. 

1. Samuel, born June 28th, 1716^ made his will Oct. 12th, 1747 ; gave all to three 
sisters and brother, Joseph ; he died Oct. 27th, 1747, aged 32. 

2. Thankful, bom July 15th, 1717, m. 1736, Nathaniel North, son of Nsithaniel, of 
Thomas; she died 1747. 

3. Hannah, born July 13th, 1719, see No. (27.) 

4. Joseph, born June 4th, 1720; will dated 1748; gave all to sisters and cousins; 
died May 29th, 1748, aged 28. 

5. Mary, born April 16th, 1722, m. Aug. 14th, 1740, Azariah, son of Joseph Smith. 

6. Lydia, born Oct. 5th, 1725, see No. (54.) 

7. Benjamin, bom July 9th, 1733. 

8. Temperance, born 1734, m. Oct. 8th, 1752, Job, son of Samuel Bronson ; she died 
May 19th, 1778, aged 45; they lived at the corner west of " Burritt Hill ;" hence the 
name, " Job's corner." 

9. Sara, born , m. Peck. 

57. "John Kblsey," son of John, sen. and his wife, Mary (Buck,) 
daughter of Ezekiel, all of Wethersfield, born Nov.' 22d, 1706, m. April 
26th, 1739, No. (58 ;) he lived in a house long since gone, which stood 
west and opposite the present school-house, in the south-east district ; he 
was brother to Enoch Kelsey, sen., who lived near David Webster, 
towards Beckley quarter. They had, 

Amos, born April 11th, 1743, and perhaps others. 

58. "Wife of John Kelsey;" she was Martha Bronson, born Oct. 18th, 
1711, to William and his wife, Eunice (Barnes;) she was aided by the 
town late in life ; she was remarkable for punctuality and good season at 
church ; when asked why she went so early, replied, " to have time to 
pray ;" she died in the autumn of 1800, at the house of James Booth, sen., 
aged 89. " * 

59. " Jos.BPH Woodruff," son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Curtice,) of 
Wethersfield, his wife, born July 7th, 1716, m. May 29th, 1735, No. (60 ;) 
they lived on a road running east and west between the " Bachelor lots," 
east of the present town-house ; the highway Ibng since sold and shut up ; 
the location of these houses of Woodruff, some two or three families, is in- 
dicated by the brickbats that plough up ; he died Feb. 5th, 1777, aged 61, 
of small-pox. He was a captain. 

60. " Wife of Joseph Woodruff," her name, Margaret (North,) daughter 
of Nathaniel, of (Northington,) Avon, and Margaret (Holcomb,) of Sims- 
bury, his wife, born Jan. 2d, 1713; she was sister of No. (68.) 



154 riKST CHURCH 

THBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Margaret, born April Hth, 1736, m. Jonathan Whaples ; m. second, Left. Elijah 
Porter, of Farmingtdn. 

2. Dorcas, born April 8th, 17-39, m. Cornelius Dunham. 

3. Sarah, born 1744, m. May, 1775, Asahel Goodrich, son of Allen. 

4. Joseph, jun., bom Sept. 4th, 1753, m. Sept. 5th, 1771, Khoda HoUister, daughter 
of Stephen; he m. second, Feb. 17th, 1785, Abigail, the widow of Giles Hoolter, and 
daughter of No. (8 ;) she died, when he m. third,,Widow Wright, whose maiden name 
was Prudence Spellman, of GranvUle; among his large family was Erastus, now, 1863, 
of Hartford. 

61. " Simmons Woodruff," son of John, bom Jan. 5tli, 1710-11, bap. 
July 31st, 1711, in old Farmington, m. No. (62;) lived near No. (59 j 
He inherited his father's homestead. His will dated March 17th, 1767, 
made his wife, Sarah, and his son, Asa, executors. In the settlement of 
his estate, he is said to be of Hartford, late deceased. The following from 
Farmington town records shows where his location once was, viz : Thomas 
Hart and Jonathan Lewis, town committee, sold on the first day of April, 
1746, to Joseph and Simmons Woodruff, two acres of the east end of a 
highway that runs east and west between the " Bacheldor lots," so called, 
butted east on Wethersfield line, and west on the remainder of the high- 
way. He died 1767, at Hartford, aged 57, 

62. " Wife of Simmons Woodruff," her name, Sarah. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Asa, born Dec. 10th, 1745. 

2. Mary, born Jan. 5th, 1750-1. 

3. Sarah, born June 26th, 1753. 

4. Guardian, born July 14th, 1755. 

5. Martin, born Oct. 19th, 1757. 

6. Huldah, born , bap. Sept. 3a, 1758. 

63. " Jbdediah Goodrich," son of Allen and Elizabeth, his wife, b. 
July 24th, 1717, m. No. (64,) lived at the corner on East street, nest east 
of the present school-house of south-east district. He is spoken of by the 
few who remember him, as a kind, " clever" man, and good"neighbor ; he 
died Oct. 13th, 1803, in his 87th year, at the house of his son-in-law, No. 
(168.) 

64. " Wife of Jedediah Goodrich," she was Mercy Hooker, daughter of 
Samuel and his wife, Marcy Leet, of Guilford, born Oct. 22d, 1719, at 
Kensington; she died June 13th, 1800, aged 81, of a cancer on one side 
of her head, of enormous size. She was great-grand-daugbter of Rev. 
Samuel Hooker, of Farmington. 

THEIH CHILDREN. 

1. Mercy, bom Jan. Ist, 1751, see No. (120.) 

2. Abigail, born Oct. 30th, 1753, see No. (154.) 

3. TWmas, bom June 20th, 1762, died July 1st, 1764, in third year of age. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 155 

65. " Nathan Booth," eldest son of Robert, from Stratford, and his 
wife, Ann (Hollister,) from Glastenbury. He was born Aug. 6th, 1721, 
m. No. (66 ;) he is called the first settler within the limits of the borough 
of New Britain, and to have cut the first tree; he was about the age of 
John Judd, sen. and probably located about 1746, near the present Meth- 
odist church, some four rods south-east, where Arch street was opened 
nearly a century later. He was a large farmer and landholder, and died 
Dec. 31st, 1802, aged 82, on the same month and year in which his co- 
temporary, Col. Lee died. His house, after owned and occupied by his 
son, Robert, and his grandson, Samuel, is, (1861,) in good condition, and 
occupied by Henry Andrews. A. D. 1775, he had the largest tax-list of 
any one man in the parish. 

66. " Wife of Nathan Booth ;" this was Abigail (Steele,) daughter of 
Dr. Joseph, of " Great Swamp," and his wife, Elizabeth (Hollister,) from 
Glastenbury, born Jan. 5th, 1720 ; she died Dec. 3d, 1789, aged 69. 

THEIR OHILDEEN. 

1. James, born March, 1747-8, m. Nov. 23d, 1775, No. (166) 

2. Abigail, born Oct. 3d, 1748, m. March 24th, 1773, Joshua Webster ; m. second 
Sylvanus Dunham, see No. (171.) 

3. Nathan, jun.,b. March 1st, 1749, m. June 24th, 1773, Frances Smith, of Ebenezer. 

4. Joseph, born Oct. 1st, 1751, m. Pec. 18th, 1777, No. (155.) 

5. Anna, born 1754, m. Sept. 6th, 1781, Seth Lusk, son of David, see No. (42 } 

6. Eobert, b. June 20th, 1758, bap. June 25th, 1758,m.May 30th,1782, seeNo.(194.) 

7. Lucy, born March, 1760, bap. March 16th, 1760, m. April 15th, 1790, Stephen 
Booth, (cousins.) 

8. Chloe, bom 1763, bap. Jan. 1st, 1864, m. Jan. 11th, 1804, No. (174.) 

67. " Lad WICK Hotchkiss," son of Josiah and Abigail Parker, born 
Jan. 18th, 1723, at Wallingford ; came to this town from New Haven ; he 
was a blacksmith, had his shop on the east side of east street, near the 
Elnathan and Ira E. Smith house ; he lived on the west side. When 
William Patterson, A. D. 1759, sold to Rev. John Smalley, he reserved 
the shop of Ladwick Hotchkiss, and the ground it stood on. He built with 
his son,'Lemuel, a house and saw-mill on and near the road to Horse plain. 
The house built by Eli B. Smith, a few years since, stood on the same 
spot. He was a captain and had his title invariably. He moved to 
(Farmington Plains,) Plainville, and united with Farmington church, 
1780. He m. Dec. 23d, 1743, No. (68 ;) she died Feb. 21st, 1775, aged 
57, when he m. second, Aug. 9th, 1775j Widow Mercy Hills, widow of 
Moses Hills ; she died Feb. 7th, 1777, aged 49, when he m. third, Sept., 
1777, Lydia (Hotchkiss,) the widow of Thomas Hart, of Bristol, who died 
Aug. 27th, 1798, in her 66th year; he moved with his son, Lemuel, to 
New Durham, N. T., where he died March 7th, 1803, aged 81. He was 
a man much in public affairs, of strong mind and great influence ; was 
appointed one of the church committee, 1761. 



156 FIRST CHURCH 

68. " Wife of Ladwick Hotchkiss," her maiden name, Molly North, 
daughter of Nathaniel, of (Northington,) Avon, and his wife, Margaret 
(Holcomb,) of Simgbury. She was born March 18th, 1716-17, was a 
woman of superior mind, imparted much of herself to her children, viz. 

1. Lemuel, bora Nor. 8th, 1741, m. March 26th, 1864, No. (188.) 

2. Molly, born July 21st, 1747, m. Dec. 17th, 1769, John Stedman ; moved to New 
Durham, N.Y. 

3. Ladwick, bom May 25th, 1752, m. May 17th, 1773, No. (278.) « 

4. Josiah, born Nov. 7th, 1757, bap. Nov. 10th, 1757, in Kensington, Rev. Samuel 
Clark, m. Feb. 22d, 1781, Mary Koot, daughter of John ; m. second. Widow Esther 
Carrington; he blacksmith, lived and died at (Farmington Plains,) Plainville; he died 
April 14th, 1832, a kind and honest man. 



Thus far, beginning with No, (19,) from Kensington church, and these 
sixty-eight persons constituted the first church of New Britain parish, 
to which were added from time to time in the following order : 

69. "Samuel Goodrich," to church May 14th, 1758, by letter from 
the church in Wethersfield; to the church there, 1748. He was born 
April 23d, 1720, in Wethersfield, to Allen and his wife, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Col. David Goodrich, m. Sept. 24th, 1747, No. (28 ;) they were dis- 
missed to the church in Kensington, by letter, and received there Dec. 
23d, 1764 ; they lived on " West Lane," in Kensington, near the farm of 
Frederick North. He died there May 30th, 1789, aged 69. 

THBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel, born Deo. 17th, 1747, died Deo. 6th, 1750, aged three years. 
^. Asa, born June 26th, 1750, m. Dec. 16th, 1779, Lydia Bronson ; lived in Canaan, 
Conn. He died Sept. 28th, 1794, aged 44 years. 

3. Sarah, born July 6th, 1753, m. July 17th, 1775, Luther Stocking, of Kensington. 
She died March 22d, 1829, aged 76. 

4. Martha, born Nov., 1756, m. Dec. 21st, 1780, No. (238.) 

5. Ehoda, born Jan. 3d, 1760, bap. Jan 10th, 1760, m. April 3d, 1786, Selah Stan- 
ley, of Thomas, of Kensington ; lived in Farmington. 

6. Samuel, born Feb. 19th, 1762, m. Aug. 1783, Mary, daughter of Bela Strong, of 
Kensington. 

70. " Daniel Kilbourn," son of Left.^Ebenezer and Eunice (Hale,) 
of Thomas, of Glastenbury, his wife, born May 5th, 1705, m. No. (18 ;) 
they lived in a log-hut, which stood in the home-lot of Hiram vSmith, and 
back of his house. They had no posterity. He was received to this 
church May 14th, 1758, by letter from Newington church. He wasted 
his property and had, 1766, William Smith, his neighbor, appointed to 
oversee him. He was suspended from special ordinances, Oct. 1st, 1760. 

71. "Jemima Lamb," to church May 14th, 1758, by letter from New- 
ington church; she "owned the covenant" there May 25th, 1755, and was 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 157 

received to full communion there June 6th, 1756* She deeded, 1763, to 
John Lusk, five acres of land, lying north-west of the meeting-house, butts 
partly on the Mill pond, south on the highway, west on her own land, and 
1765, she deeded the balance, eight acres, to Josiah Lee, and made her 
mark to the deed. She had living, one, at least, of her parents, for June 
4th, 1762, she was suspended by the church for breach of the fifth com- 
mandment ; on confession- in July, 1762, she was restored. 
- 72. " ZebU'LON .Goodeich," to church May 21st, 1768, by letter from 
church in Newington, born Nov. 22d, 1713, to Col. David, of Wethersfleld, 
and his second wife, Prudence Churchill ; lived near " Churchill's Mills," 
m. Jan. 8th, 1735-6, Anne Francis, daughter of James and his first wife, 
Elizabeth (Howard,) born Aug. 23d, 1714. She was sister of No. (91.) 

THEIB CHILDEBN. 

1. Mary, bora Aug. 23d, 1737, see No. (89.) 

2. Elizabeth, bom June 4tli, 1739, m. Nov. 23d, 1758, Thomas Lusk, see No. fgo.) 

3. Phebe, born July 9th, 1741. 

4. Zebulon, jun., born June llth, 1744, m. Oct. 5th, 1759, Oner Whaples ; he moved 
to Lebanon, and became a Quaker. ' ' 

5. Ann, born Nov. 23d, 1746, bap. Nov. 24th, 1751, at Newington, m. Heman Judd, 
of Farmington. 

6. Millicent, born Jan. 24th, 1752, bap. Jan. 26th, 1752, at Newington, m. Solomon 
HoUister. 

7. Elijah, born June 3d, 1755, bap. July 13th, 1755, at Newington. 

8. David, bom Deo. 14th, 1757, m. Sept. 25th, 1783, Huldah Booth. 

73. " Kata, wife of Stephen Lee ;" she was the first added to the church 
on profession of faith, after its organization; to church May 21st, 1758; 
her maiden name, Catharine Furbs, (Farmington records,) m. Feb. 6th, 
1746, No. (37.) This family moved to Lenox, Mass., about 1775. 

74. "John Coleman," (son of John, of Wethersfield, and his wife. 
Comfort Robins,) born July 27th, 1729, m. No. (75 ;) they both "owned 
the covenant" in Kensington, Sept. 15th, 1755, Rev. Joshua Belden, of 
Newington, oflSciating, and both to this church on profession of faith, Aug. 
20th, 1758. 

75. Experience, wife of John Coleman, see No. (74.) They lost a 
child, buried in " Blew Hills," June 17th, 1757. 

76. " Solomon Dunham ;" he is said to have come from " Martha's 
Vineyard," born Sept. 20th, 1732 ; was a tinner by trade ; m. March 2d, 
1758, No. (77 ;) they both to this church Oct. 8th, 1758; they were both 

* She and her sister, iVIarcy, both of Wethersfield, Jan. 9th, 1756, bought out the 
farm of Benjamin Judd, jun,, for i8,200, old tenor, 118 acres, with his house, barn, 
shop, saw and fulling-mill, standing thereon, butted east on Wethersfieid line, west on 
highway, north on James Judd, and south on lands belonging to the heirs of Capt. Ste- 
phen Lee; in 1765, she sold to Isaac Lankton, for £235, her house and barn, with 27 
acres of land on the west of highway, and three acres on the east of said highway, and 
made her mark to the deed. 



158 FIRST CHUECH 

dismissed and received by letter to Kensington church; they were admitted 
there June, 1759 ; they were afterwards constituent members of Worthing- 
ton church, 1775 ; they were parents of Capt. Reuben Dunham, and there 
they located from here at the north end of Worthington village, then in 
Wethersfield bounds. He was many years a magistrate and a prominent 
man ; he died Jan. 22d, 1811, aged 78. 

7. . " Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Dunham," see No. (76;) her maiden 
name, Elizabeth Ives, of Wallingford, born July 24th, 1734 ; she died 
Aug. 9th, 1793, aged 60; their bodies lie in the Bridge cemetery, Berlin, 
indicated by head stones. 

THEIE CHILDKEff. 

1. Elizabeth, born Dec. 3d, 1758, in Farmington, m. Abel Porter; she died May 
10th, 1783. 

2. Warner, born Dee. 4th, 1759, bap. Dec. 14th, 1759, at Kensington, m. second, 
Mary (Wolcott,) widow of Elisha Andrus. 

3. Solomon, jun., born Jan. 18th, 1762, bap. March 1st, 1762, at Kensington, died 
Aug., 1786j^t Point Peter, Gaudaloupe. 

4. Elishama, born Feb. 17th, 1764, bap. April 8th, 1764, at Kensington. 

5. Lucy, born March 5th, 1766, bap. March 23d, 1766, at Kensington. 

6. Mary, born Oct. 25th, 1768, bap. Nov. 6th, 1768, at Kensington, m. Lardner 
Deming. 

7. Reuben, born Feb. 13th, 1773, m. Dee. 14th, 1797, Betsey Norton, daughter of 
Roger, jun. and Hannah (Rice.) Capt. Reuben Dunham died April 5th, 1829, aged 56. 

78. "Anna, the wife.of Josiah Kilbourn;" she m. May 3d, 1754, No. 
(200 ;) both " owjied the covenant," Dec. 7th, 1755, at Newington ; she to 
this church Oct. 8th, 1758 ; her maiden name, Anna Neal, daughter of 
William, of Southington, and ^nne (Barns,) his wife, born July 27th, 
1734, bap. Aug. 4th, 1734, at Southington ; she was sister of Jemima, wife 
of No. (86;) she was member of Farmington church, April 19th, 1796, 
when they occupied the " Brown place," west of " Dead Swamp." She 
died January, 1812, aged 78, at the Berlin " Alms-house," (in Kensington, 
at that date.) 

79. "Sarah, wife of Stephen Hollister," daughter of Joseph Cogswell, 
of Southington, and Johannah Andrus, his wife, born May 10th, 1726; 
she to this church Dec. 10th, 1758 ; a woman remarkable for prayer and 
piety ; she gave in old age, a bible to her daughter, Anna, wife of David 
Daniels, sen., with good advice in her own hand, with her family records 
in it. She left this church for the Baptist, 1777, and 1778, the church 
withdrew their watch; she died May 6th, 1814, aged 88, see No. (169) 
for her husband and family. 

80. "Anna Patterson," daughter of Deacon John and Ruth (Bird,) 
his wife, born Dec. 27th, 1736, m. Jan. 24th, 1759, Rev. Stephen Holmes; 
she to church Dec. 10th, 1758. He was the first candidate employed to 
preach in the parish ; he preached thirteen Sabbaths, at £10 per Sabbath, 
old tenor. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 159 

81. " Ruth Patterson," sister of No. (80,) born June 10th, 1739 ; 
she was, on the 11th of May, 1759, unmarried, for her father, in his will 
of that date, gave her all that lot he bought of David Curtiss, and if she 
remained single, one-quarter of his dwelling-house and barn ; she to church 
Dec. 10th, 1758. 

82. " Sarah, wife of William Patterson," by letter from the church in 
Meriden to this church, April 1st, 1759 ; Sarah Dunham, probably sister 
of No. (76;) "William Patterson and his wife received to Kensington 
church from New Britain, April 11th, 1762, see No. (55.) 

83. "Jonathan Griswold," to church April 16th, 1759, m. Feb. 3d, 
1725-6, Mary Willard, of Wethersfield ; she died April 30th, 1741 ; was 
the mother of his children; he m. second, Oct. 6th, 1748, No. (16;) his 
house stood next east of George Francis' place, in Stanley quarter, on the 
east side of the brook, where is a pleasant locality, and where several 
families lived. He born 1695 ; he died Feb. 26th, 1771, aged 76 years. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Mary, born Nov. 27th, 1726. 

2. Jonathan, born April 25ih, 1731. 

3. Rhoda, born April 4th, 1733; she died Aug. 23d, 1733. 

4. Ashbel, bom Sept. 8th, 1735, died Feb. 13th, 1557, aged 22. 

84. " Hannah, wife of William Barber ;" she was daughter of Capt. 
Stephen Lee, and widow of Nathaniel North, born Oct. 15th, 1708, bap. 
May 8th, 1709, in old Farmington ; she to this church April 1st, 1759 ; 
she probably died before May, 1760, for the grandmother of her children, 
No. (24,) calls them in her will, the heirs of Hannah Barber, and William 
Barber m. Nov. 8th, 1764, Abigail Cole, of Kensington, born June 25th, 

. 1735, to Stephen ; she died Aug. 15th, 1766, and was buried in Beckley 
quarter. Hannah's father, in his will dated 1747, calls her a single woman, 
and gave her in bills of credit, so much as to be equal to seventy-four 
ounces of silver. 

85. " Daniel Dewt," son of Daniel and " Catharon" (Beckley,) his 
wife, daughter of John, and grand-daughter of Sergeant Eichard, born 
Aug. 24th, 1707, m. Jan. 27th, 1731, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Cur- 
tice and Mary (Goodrich,) his wife, see No. (26.) He to church 1760 ; 
was chosen deacon Sept. 3d, 1772; he lived next house south of Deacon 
Anthony Judd, and Capt. Phineas Judd, south end of Stanley street, and 
inherited the old homestead of his father, Dariel, who died in the midst 
of life, for his mother, " Catharon," m. Aug. 12th, 1731, Deacon John 
Deming, of Wethersfield, before Rev. William Burnham. He was 
appointed one of the standing committee July 30th, 1761. He was mild 
and amiable in his temper and deportment. He died Oct. 28th, 1786, 
aged 80. 



160 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. David, born March 16th, 1732, m. Feb. 1 2th, 1755, Esther Dunham. 
2-. Rhoda, born Nov. 24th, 1736, died Oct., 1748, aged 11 years and 10 months ; lies in 
" Christian lane." 

3. Josiah, born July 7th, 1737, m. Aug. 11th, 1756, Experience Smith. 

4. Hannah, born March 9th, 1740, m. April 7th, 1757, John Goodrich. 

5. Lucy, born Nov. 1st, 1742, died Oct. 22d, 1748, aged 5 years and 11 months; 
grave in " Christian lane." 

86. "John Kilbourn," to church Nov. 9th, 1760, son of Josiah, sen. 
and Ruth (Warner,) his wife, born April 23d, 1733, m. Jemima Neal ; 
they both "owned the covenant," July 30th, 1758 ; he lived at the foot of 
" Half-way Hill ;" they had three sons, but all died young; he died 1781, 
aged 48 ; his widow m, 1783, No. (138 ;) she sister of No. (78,) bap. July 
17th, 1737, at Southington. 

87. "Hepzibah, wife of John Woods," to church March 9th, 1761, 
maiden name, Hepzibah Beckley, born April 16th, 1735, at Beckley 
quarter, to Joseph and his wife, Mary, daughter of Benjamin Judd, m. 
Jan. 18th, 1753 ; they lived in a log-house near where John Henry An- 
drews (now, 1864,) does; he was born Oct. 15th, 1728, to Elixoder, (an 
Englishman,) and was a clothier, and had great skill in his art; he died 
Oct., 1798, aged 70, at Bristol. She was a member of the church in Bris- 
tol when she died, 1793, aged 58 ; he bought his land to build on of Uriah 
Judd, who was brother to Mrs. Wood's mother. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. En, born Oct. 23d, 1753. 

2. Huldah, born Oct. 13th, 1754. 

3. Hepzibah, born Jan. 8th, 1756, m. Nov. 3d, 1774, Jadah Barns. 

4. Kuth, bom March 13th, 1757. 

5. Silas, bom Eeb. 7th, 1759, bap. March 25th, 1759, died June 15th, 1760. 

6. Charlotte, born April 21st, 1763, bap. May 1st, 1763. 

7. Silence, born Oct. 10th, 1764, bap. Oct. 2l8t, 1764. 

8. Abigail, born Oct. 10th, 1766, brought np at Ensign Levi Andrews, m. Benoni 
Johnson, of Harwinton. 

9. John b. April 1st, 1768, bap. June 19th, 1768, d. Aug. 22d, 1769, in his 2d year. 

10. Thankful, born ,bap. Nov. 18th, 1770; lived at Lot Stanley's. 

11. Zadoc, born , bap. April 26th, 1772, m. Huldah (Winchel,) widow of 
Mark Mildrum. 

88. " Adonijah Lewis," to church Oct. 18th, 1761, son of Capt. Jon- 
athan and his wife, Elizabeth (Newel,) of Thomas, born July 12th, 1722, 
m. July 31st, 1760, at Southington, No. (Ill ;) he inherited lands of his 
father, and had his house where (now, 1862,) John Ellis lives ; his name 
is on the public records as a man of public spirit and business ; he was a 
blacksmith by trade and occupation ; he died Dec. 22d, 1799, at the house 
of Dr. John Andrews, aged 78. The first wife of Dr. Andrews was a 
daughter of his. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 161 

THEIK CHIEDREK. 

1. Lucy born Dec. fSth, 1761, m. Noah Stanley. 

2. Lydia, born 1763, m. March 23d, 1780, Amos Richards. 

3. Polly, born Nov., 1765, m. 1786, No. (251.) 

4. Phebe, bom , bap. May 15th, 1768, m. May 10th, 1792, No. (197.) 

5. Elizabeth, born , bap. July 1st, 1770, d. unmarried, partially insane. 

6. Seth, born May 3d, 1772, m. Feb. 15th, 1795, No. {4A0.) 

7. Erastus, born June, 1774, bap. July 3l8t, 1774, m. May 28th, 1801, No. (568.) 

8. Sally, born Sept. 15th, 1776, bap. Jan. 12th, 1777, m. Nov. 6th, 1796, No. (337.) 

9. Gad, born , bap. July 9th, 1779. 

10. Isaac, born , bap. Aug. 13th, 1780, died young. 

11. Isaac, bom , bap. Oct. 13th, 1782, m. Oct. 28th, 1804, No. ("957.) 

12. Abi, born , bap. March 20th, 1785, ra Nov. 5th, 1802, Thomas Eddy ; she 
died May 6th. 1814. 

89. "Mart, wife of Samuel Smith," to church April 11th, 1762, daugli- 
ter of Zebulon Goodrich and Anne Francis, his wife, born Aug. 23d, 1737, 
m. Dec. 6th, 1759 ; he " owned the covenant" Oct. 8th, 1758 ; he inher- 
ited the home of his father No. (6,) south part of Stanley quarter, at the 
head of " Spiritual lane," so called. He died May 1 6th, 1802, aged 70'; 
she died Feb. 13th, 1819 aged 81A years. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah, bom April 5th, 1761, m. April 21st, 1791, Francis Cosslett, see No. (636.) 

2. Chloe, bom , m. Cornelius Bassett, who died Nov. 20th, 1806. 

3. Moses, born Jan. Ist, 1766, m. Oct. 31st, 1779, Sally Judd, of James ; he died 
Oct. 9th, 1 828. 

4. Abijah, born Nov. 14th, 1767, bap. Nov. 15th, 1767, m. Jan. 18th, 1792, No. 
C520,) which see. 

5. William, born Sept. 2d, 1771, m. Nov. 6th, 1796, No. (295 ;) he m. second, Feb. 
10th, 1812, No. (472.) 

6. Levi, born Sept. 29th, 1773, bap. Nov. 14th, 1773, m. Mary Olmsted, of James, 
of East Hartford. 

7. Mary, born Sept. 9th, 1777, bap. Oct. 19th, 1777, m. Roger Hurlburt, of Levi, of 
Newington ; they moved to York State ; she died at Homer, aged 84. 

90. " Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Lusk," to church April 11th 1762 ; 
she daughter of No. (72,) sister of No. (89,) bom June 4th, 1739, m. Nov. 
23d, 1758, before Rev. John Smalley, the first on his record of marriages. 
He "owned the covenant," Oct. 7th, 1759; was son of No. 10 and his 
wife. No. 11 ; had a tax-list in the town, 1763, of £22 ; owned no real 
estate, and moved to West Stockbridge, Mass., and March 6th, 1789, she 
sold, her interest in her father's estate, one and one-quarter acres of land, 
for £3 12s. ; she made her mark, and is called a weaver. He signed the 
deed also, at West Stockbridge, and is called a carpenter, and Elizur, their 
son, signed as witness to the deed ; the land was sold to Samuel Smith, 
who had married her sister, Mary, No. (89.) She to church in West 
Stockbridge, 1784. The family moved to Bloomfield, New York. 

11 



162 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth, born , bap. Oct. 7th, 1759. 

2. Sylvia, bora , bap. Dec. 6th, 1761. 

3. Asahel, bora , bap. June, 1764. 

4. Elizur, bom 

5. Amos, bora , was a member of Stockbridge church, and excommunicated. 

91. " Elijah Francis," to church May 23d, 1762, son of James of 
Newington, and his 2d wife, Abigail (Warren,) of Wethersfleld, born Feb. 
25th, 17S2-3, m. April 22d, 1755, No. (92 ;) his title was Lieut; he lived 
in the south part of Stanley quarter ; bought his house and farm of Josiah 
Kilbourn, 1773. Towards the close of life he lived with his son. Deacon 
Elijah, near " Osgood Hill, where from despondency or insanity he hung 
himself, Aug. 18th, 1812, aged 81.* In 1757, he was guardian to James, 
son of James Francis, of Wethersfleld, then eighteen years old. 

92. " Wife of Elijah Francis," to church May 23d, 1762 ; name, Han- 
nah Buck, daughter of Pelatiah and Jemima (Andrus,) his wife, sister to 
No. (9) and No. (13,) a woman with strong mind, said to be the only per- 
son in the parish who dare tell Dr. Smalley his faults. She died May 
14th, 1811, aged 80, one year before the sad death of her husband. Dr. 
Smalley held her memory in high regard, for he said at the funeral of 
Lieut. Francis, that probably his insanity was induced by the loss of his 
excellent wife. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth, born Dec. 12th, 1755, m. Dec. 18th, 1777, Joseph Booth, of Nathan. 

2. James, bora Oct. 24th, 1757, m. Not. 12th, 1780, (No. 355.) 

3. Elijah, jun., bom Jan. 6th, 1760, m. Dec. 2l6t, 1785, No. (221.) 

4. Justus, bora Jan. 25th, 1762, m. March 10th, 1785, Abi, daughter of Deacon 
Timothy Stanley. 

5. Sylvia, bora Dec. 12th, 1763, bap. Dec. 18th, 1763, see No. (205.) 

6. Hannah, bora Nov. 20th, 1765, died Aug. 1st, 1784, at the old house near " Half- 
way Hill." 

7. Selah, born April 5th, 1768, bap. May 15th, 1768, m. Roxy Buckley, of Becky 
Hill, moved to York State. 

8. Orange, born April21st, 1771, bap. June 16th, 1771, died Aug. 28th, 1781, aged 
10 years. 

93. " Thomas Hart," to church June 4th, 1762, son of No. (49) and 
No. (50,) born Jan. 12th, 1738, m. Feb. 2d, 1758, No. (209;) was a 
farmer and shoe-maker ; lived on West Main street, the same house now, 
(1862,) owned and occupied by Ira Steele. He was a man of great in- 
dustry and economy ; was noted for prayer and piety. He first built at 
the east corner of his home-lot, but found no water, and just as his house 

• This insanity might have been constitutional or hereditary from his mother, who 
was insane the last of her days, restless nights, disturbing the household, called on the 
neighbors with a note-book to have them write something about her son, James, who 
died in early manhood, and broke her heart. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 163 

was finishing, the joiners left for dinner, it took fire from shavings, and it 
burned down. He died Jan. 7th, 1830, aged 93. 

THE IS CHILDREN, 

1. Kuth, bom Nov. lOth, 1758, bap. Dec. 3d, 1758; her father "owned the cove 
nant" same date. 

2. Abigail, born Oct. 27th, 1761, bap. Nov. 1st, 1761, ra. Feb. 15th, 1781, Jonathan 
Seymour. 

3. Abijah,born April 7th, 1764, m. Sept. 22d, 1794, No. (211.) 

4. Ismena, born ,bap. July 17th, 1768, never married, see No. (216.) 
5: William, bom 1772, bap. March 16th, 1772, see No. (208.) 

94. " Elijah Thompson," to church Nov. 13th, 1763, by letter from 
the church in Kent; son of Daniel, born Dec. 21st, 1732, m. No. (100.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel, born , bap. Sept. 7th, 1766, at Kensington. 

2. Daniel, born , bap. Feb. 19th, 1769, at Kensington. 

3. Aaron, born , bap. Dec. 8th, 177 1, at Kensington. 
A child buried in " Blew Hills," Dec. 24th, 1773. 

95. "John Eichaeds," to church Aug. 5th, 1764, son of No. (4) and 
■ No. (5,) born March 31st, 1730-31, m. April 14th, 1752, Mary French; 

he was by trade and occupation a blacksmith ; had his house and shop in 
Stanley quarter, opposite the former school-house, on the corner, where 
James North learned his trade. Mary, his wife died , when he 

married second, Dec. 26th, 1776, Elizabeth Dickinson, daughter of Elihu 
and Lucy Deming, his second wife. He bought A. D. 1776, March 16th, 
for £565, of Deacon Josiah Lee, the Skinner house and farm of sixty 
acres, and lived there a few years ; built and occupied the Smith shop, 
subsequently occupied by Elijah Hinsdale. He sold to Capt. John Hins- 
dale, 1781, for £900, and moved to Piermont, New Hampshire, where he 
had a splendid farm on Connecticut River. At Piermont he was chosen 
deacon of the chur.ch. His wife, Elizabeth, died about 1800, when he 
married third, Jan. 31st, 1802, Hannah Bear, of Hopkinton, New Hamp- 
shire, she^being six feet in height, and 70 years old, while he was 72. 
He died 1821, aged 90. He and his son, Amos, signed the deed March 
3d, 1781, of seventy acres, with house and other buildings to Capt. John 
Hinsdale. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, bom April 10th, 1754, bap. April 21st, 1754, at Newington, m. Oct., 1772, 
Seth Judd ; he was accidentally shot in the army, when she married second, Samuel 
Haggins, of New Hampshire ; she died Aug. 30th, 1841, aged 87. 

2. Elijah, born July 10th, 1756, bap. July 18th, 1756, died in the army, at Skeens- 
boro, 1776. 

3. Amos, born April 7th, 1759, m. March 20th, 1780, No. C277.) 

4. Esther, bOm M.iy 15th, 1764, bap. May 20th, 1764, at New Britain, m. Deacon 
Joseph Ford, of Piermont. ', 



164 FIK3T CHUECH 

SECOND wife's CHILDKEN. 

3. Elijah, second of name, bom Nov. 11th, 1777, bap. Nor. 16th, 1777, graduated at 
Dartmouth College, 1799. 

6. John, jun., born , m. Dec. 9th, 1809, Polly Burton ; he died 1855, aged 67. 

7. Lucy, b , died young. 

96. " Sarah, wife of John Smalley," to church Aug. 11th, 1765, daugh- 
ter of Peter Gamaey and his wife, Anne (Gunn,) born about 1740, at 
Milford, Conn. ; her father and family removed to Bethlehem, Conn. A 
woman of remarkable skill and economy in household matters ; relieved 
her husband from much of the anxiety incident to the care of a farm and 
parish at the same time. Dr. Smalley was numbered among the " rich 
ministers of Hartford county," and for this success, was doubtless much 
indebted to her forethought. She died Oct. 10th, 1808, aged 68. She 
had a brother, Richard, from whom her grandson, Richard S. Porter, the 
present clerk of the town, 18^7, took his name ; also a brother Solomon, 
who married Sarah Kasson, of Bethlehem, Conn. 

97. " Janna Churchill," to church Aug. 11th 1765, son of Nathaniel, 
of Westfield, in Middletown, and his wife, Rebecca (Griswold,) born Feb. 
20th, 1738, m. No. (98 ;) he was a farmer, and lived on the present Hol- 
comb farm, which h'e owned, together with five-elevenths of the saw-mill, 
land and appurtenances, called Capt. Hotchkiss' mill, on " Pond River," 
alias Quinipiac. His first wife. No. (98,) died, leaving no children. In 
1774, he fell under church censure for intemperance iii strong drink. 
He married second, the widow of Thomas Foster, of Essex, Mass ; her 
maiden name, Sarah Mix. He moved to Hubbardston, Vermont ; he 
died June, 1815, at Georgia, Vermont, aged 77. 

98. "Wife of Janna Churchill," to church Aug. 11th, 1765; this his 
first wife. 

THE CHILDKEN BT SECOND WIPE. 

1. Sarah J., bom , m. Isaac Allen, of Peru, Vermont. 

2. Thomas Foster, bom Feb. 26th, 1780, m. Sept. 1st, 1808, Mary Strong; he 
drowned Feb. 17th, 1820, in Lake Champlain. 

3. Josiah, bom 

4. Janna, born , m. Betsey Pierson, of Fairfax, Vermont. 

5. Olive, bom , m. Walker Rumsey, of Hubbardston, Vermont. 

6. Rachel, bom , m. March 26th, 1811, Elisha Lincoln. 

7. Lucy,born , m. 1813, Samuel Brigham; she died 1814, of consumption. 

8. Laura, born , died 1829, of fever. 

99. " Lois Bltnn," to church 1766, supposed to be daughter of Peter, 
of "Wethersfleld, and his wife, Martha (Collins,) born May 13th, 1745, at 
"Wethersfield. 

100. " Sarah, wife of Elijah Thompson," about 1766 to church, as ap- 
pears from the Kensington church record, which says that Elijah Thomp- 
son and his wife, Sarah, received to this church from New Britain, June 
21st, 1767, m. No. (94.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 165 

101. "John Hart," to church June 8th, 1766, son of Judah, sen. and 
Anna (Norton,) his wife, see No. (51,) born Jan. 20th, 1743, m. Oct. 17th, 
1764, Anna Deming, daughter of Zebulon, of Southington, and his wife, 
Esther (Adkins ;) her mother became the second wife of "Landlord 
Smith," No. (29.) He lived near his father, in Hart quarter, where now, 
■(1862,) Harlowe Eddy does ; he was a farmer and large land-holder; he 
died Sept. 13th, 1776, aged 33, and his widow married second, Aug. 28th, 
1777, David Hills; she died Oct. 30th, 1804, aged 63 years. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ANNA HART. 

1. Roger, bom 1765, m. Sibil Robinson, daughter of John and Mary (Strickland,) 
his wife; she born 1764, at Middletown. He inherited a large farm ; married second, 
No. (266.) 

2. John, bpm 1772, bap. July 12th, 1772, died Sept. 10th, 1776, aged 4 years 3 mo's. 

3. Roswell, born 1775, bap. Aug. 13th, 1775, died Sept. 10th, 1776, aged 14 months. 

102. "David Dewy," to church May 24th, 1767, son of No. (85,) 
lived with his father, was a farmer, born March 16th, 1732, m. Feb. 12th, 
1755, No. (103,) before Rev. Joshua Belden. The family, after some 
years, moved to Harwinton, where he died 1814, aged 82 ; he married 
second. Widow Johnson, of New Hartford. 

103. "Wife of David Dewy," to church May 24th, 1767; maiden 
name, Esther Dunham, sister of No. (76) and No. (139 ;) she died May 
24th, 1799, aged 70. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Josiah, born Jan. 6th, 1756, m. Nor. 24th, 1785, No. (m.) 

2. Rhoda, born Peb. 14th, 1758. 

3. Oliver, bom Oct. 3d, 1766, m. Nov. 2d, 1792, Mary, daughter of No. (115.) 

4. Asahel, bom Oct. 24th,~ 1768, bap. Oct. 30th, 1768. 

5. Daniel, born May 6th, 1771, bap. May 19th, 1771. 

6. Elishama, born April 6th, 1774, bap. May 8th, 1774. 

104. "Nathaniel Chuechill," to church June 28th, 1767, son of 
Nathaniel, of (Westfield,) Middletown, consequently a brother of No. 
(97,) and of Lucy, the first wife of Jeremiah H. Osgood, familiarly known 
as grandfather Osgood, He was in the army of the Revolution ; was a 
captain ; very fond of hunting ; lived near Osgood, alias " Half-way Hill ;" 
he was born June 25th, 1731, at Westfield, m.Sept. 25th, 1755, Elizabeth 
Sage; she died ; he married second, Feb." 16th, 1761, No. (105;) 
the family moved, 1802, to New Canaan, New York. 

105. "Wife of Nathaniel Churchill," to church June 28th, 1767; this 
was his second wife; her maiden name, Jane Bushnell, daughter of , 
of Saybrook. 

THE CHILDREN. 

1. Nathaniel, Jan., bom March 2d, 1756, at Middletown, m. April 2d, 1783, Lydia 
Osgood, widow of Jeremiah Osgood, and daughter of Nathaniel Penfield, sen. 



166 FIRST CHUECH 

2. Bette, bom Nov. 18th, 1757, at Middletown; she m. 1780, Stephen Williams, of 
Middletown. 

3. Abigail, bom Dec. 5th, 1759, m. Ward, of Westfield, in Middletown. 

SECOND wipe's CHILDKEN. 

4. Stephen, bom Not, 19th^ 1761, m. Sept. 17th, 1787, Polly De Wolf, of Stephen ; 
went to New Canaan. 

5. Sage, bom Dec. 13th, 1763, m. Elizabeth Mather, of David, see No. (254.) 

6. John, bom March 20th, 1765. 

_ o 1 1 - born April 24th, 1767, bap. June 28th, 1767, m. Dec. 30th, 1790, 

7. Solomon, I j ^^ ^^^^ ^ 

„ Q 1, I g born April 24th, 1767, bap. June 28th, 1767, m. Beuben Peck, 

«. naran, j. died 1846, aged SO, in Vermont. 

9. Jane, born Jan. 17th, 1769, m. Oct. 21st, 1790, William Stedman. 

10. Mehitable, born Jan. 30th, 1773, bap. March 14th, 1773, m. Dec. 24th, 1792, 
Appleton Woodruff. 

11. Almira, born April 28th, 1776, bap. May 26th, 1776, m. Dec. 9th, 1795, Jason 
Warner. 

12. Anna, born April 14th, 1778, bap. May 10th, 1778, m. April lOth, 1798, Jesse 
Nickerson. 

106. "Jacob Andrds," by letter from Kensington, July 4th, 1767, 
son of Daniel, jun., of Newington, and Mabel (Goflf,) his wife, born Jan. 
24th, 1729, m. Feb. 2d, 1758, Eunice Emmons, of Litchfield. He to 
church in Kensington, March 23d, 1760. He lived on the mountain, west 
of Roswell Steele. He inherited ten acres of his farm from his father, 
and from his grand-father, Daniel, sen., of Farmington, one of the eighty- 
four proprietors ; it was " reserved land," so called. He, brother of No. 
(112,) was illiterate, like many others of his age, for 1788, when he deeded 
his farm to Dr. Smalley, he made only his mark. He with his family, 
moved to New Durham, New York, with the Hotchkiss families. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Jacob, jun., born Jan. 20th, 1760, bap. March 23d, 1760, at Kensington,- m. Jane 
Payne. 

2. Caroline, born Oct. 20th, 1762, bap. Nov. 28th, 1762, at Kensington. 

3. Sarah, born Jan. 7th, 1765, bap. March 31st, 1765, at Kensington. 

4. Rhoda, born April 2d, 1767, m.Nov. 23d, 1786, Phineas Hamblin; she to church 
in Farmington, 1795. 

5. Learning, born , bap. July 2Ist, 1771, at New Britain, m. Phebe Case, of 
Simsbury ; he was drowned in Tunxis river, at Hitchcockville, found at Farmington, 
and buried there, 1804. 

6. Luther, born ,bap. June 5th, 1774. 

7. Ira, born , bap. May 2d, 1779 ; went to Barkhamsted, with Learning. 

8. Rachel, bom , bap. June 20th, 1784. 

9. Ard, bom 

10. Laban, bora 

107. "John Lankton," to church July 12th, 1767, son of John and 
Sarah (Lee,) daughter of Capt. Stephen, his wife, born 1729, m. Dec. 
12th, 1754, No. (108;) they lived in Hart quarter. He was a captain, 
always known by his title, a farmer and a man of property and influence ; 
he died Jan. 5th, 1791, aged 62. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 167 

108. "Wife of John Lankton," to church July 12th, 1767; maiden 
name, Mercy Eno, daughter of David Eno, of Simsbury, and Mary Gillet, 
his wife; she died Nov. 3d, 1806, aged 72. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Asa, born Sept. 14th, 1755. 

2. Sarah, born Dec. 9th, 1756, m. Jan. 1st, 1778, Eliznr Hart, of first Elijah, see 
No. (232.) 

3. Timothy, born Dec. 4th, 1758, bap. Dec. 10th, 1758, graduated at Yale, 1781, m. 
Lucy Trumbull, daughter of Eer. John and Sarah, his wife. He studied divinity with 
Dr. SmaUey, who preached his ordination sermon at Danbury, where Mr. Langdon 
settled, Aug. 31st, 1786 ; he continued there in the ministry fourteen years, five months, 
and died Feb. 10th, 1801 ; his first wife died March 7th, 1794, aged 35, when he mar- 
ried second, Elizabeth Pitkin Perliins, of Hartford. 

4. Mercy, born Sept. 6th, 1761, bap. Sept. 13th, 1761, m. No. (172.) 

5. John, born , bap. July 12th, 1767, died Nov. 18th, 1789, aged 22. 

6. Hannah, born Nov. 1st, 1771, bap. Nov. 3d, 1771, m. Jan., 1790, Asahel, son of 
Jehudi Hart. 

7. Huldah, bom , bap. Nov. 28th, 1773, m. Samuel Whaples; he died Dec. 
2d, 1833, aged 72. 

8. Abi, born , bap. July 30th, 1775, m. No. (442.) * 

9. Mary, born , bap. May 2d, 1779. 

109. " William Lewis," to church June 26th, 1768, son of Capt. Jon- 
athan, brother of No. (88,) m. Oct. 1st, 1767, No. (110 ;) lived on the old 
homestead of his father, just south of the town-house, on the west side of 
East street, said to be the oldest place in New Britain; built near the 
present house erected by Edwin Belden. Hannah, his wife, died when 
he married second, 

110. "Wife of William Lewis," to church June 26th, 1768 ; Hannah 
(Mather,) daughter of No. (47) and (48 ;) she born Jan. 25th, 1745, m. 
Oct. 1st, 1767, No. (109,) died Feb. 15th, 1773, aged 29. 

HIS CHILDREN. 

1. Thomas, bom July 20th, 1768, bap. July 24th, 1768, m. Hannah Belden, daugh- 
ter of Leonard. 

2. Ammah, born , bap. March 17th, 1771. 

SECOND wife's children. 

3. Hannah, bom , bap. Aug. 20th, 1775, died 1776, aged two years. 

4. Elizabeth Newell, born ', bap. July 20th, 1777. 

5. Abner, bora , bap. Feb. 10th, 1782. 

6. William, born , bap. April 11th, 1784. 

111. "Makt, wife of Adonijah Lewis," to church July 3d, 1768, born 
Feb. 8th, 1742-3, to James Bronson and his wife, Hannah Peck, of 
Southington. She married at Southington, July 31st, 1760, No. (88.) 
She was some twenty years younger than her husband. She died Feb. 
8th, 1790, in her 48th year. The head-stones of both about the center of 
the old part of New Britain cemetery. 



168 FIHST CHURCH 

112. "Hezekiah Andrus," to church Aug. 7th, 1768, "owned the 
covenant". May 14th, 1758, the first on that list. He was son of Daniel, 
jun., son of Daniel, sen., son of John, the settler, of (Tunxis,) Farmington, 
born Aug. 14th, 1731, m. May 26th, 1757, No. (312 ;) came to this place 
soon after, built on West Main street, two miles from the village, the same 
house his grand-son, Ezekiel, now, (1867,) lives in ; built also a saw-mill 
on the Quinnipiac. He was a man of mild temper, kind disposition, of 
good Christian deportment ; he died April 19th, 1796, aged 65. 

THEIK CHILDEEN. 

1. Hezekiah, bom Jan. 22d, 1758, bap. May 14th, 1758, m. June 25th, 1787, No. 
(721.) 

2. Anna, bom Sept. 6th, 1760, bap. Oct. 1760, m Dec. 2l8t, 1780, No. ("181.) 

3. Lois, bom Dec. Ist, 1763, bap. Jan. 1st, 1764, m. Nov. 9th, 1786, Justus Francis, 
of Newington. 

4. Elizabeth, bom June 8th, 1766, see No. (222.) 

5. Hannah, bora June 11th, 1768, bap. Aug. 7th, 1768, m. June 12th, 1796, (No. 
(345.) 

6. Bethankful, born April 7th, 1771, bap. May 26th, 1771, m. June 6th, 1793, Jon- 
athan Wells, 4f Wethersfield. 

7. Rebecca, born March 21st 1773, bap. May 9th, 1773, m. Jan. 12th, 1801, Amzi 
Porter, of Farmington. 

8. Ezekiel, bom May 25th, 1775, bap. June 25th, 1775, m. Dec. 1 1th, 1796, No. (314.) 

1 1 a. " Timothy Standlt," to church Aug. 28th, 1768, son of Thomas, 
2d, and his wife, Esther (Cowles,) born Aug. 13th, 1727, m. May 5th, 
1757, No. (114;) he was tanner and shoe-maker by trade; his house 
opposite the home of his father, north part of Stanley street, on the east 
side of the road, subsequently owned and occupied by his son, Oliver. 
He was elected deacon 1795. Late in life he was somewhat deaf, and 
stood in the pulpit, the better to hear. His hair then white, and he used 
an ear-horn. His habits were strictly puritanical, a careful observer of 
holy time ; his wife shaved his face Saturday afternoon invariably, and 
all preparations made for the due observance of the Sabbath ; he died 
April 28th, 1817, aged 89 years 10 months. 

114. " Wife of Timothy Standly," to church Aug. 28th, 1768 ; maiden 
name, Lydia Newell, daughter of Capt. John, of Farmington, and his wife, 
Elizabeth (Hawley.) She was a woman noted for energy and piety ; she 
-died Dec. 17th, 1826, aged 89. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Oliver, born July 5th, 1758, died Aug. 3d, 1758. 

2. Rachel, born March 20th, 1761, m. Eleazer Curtiss; m. second. No. (402.) 

3. Lydia, born April 26th, 1763, m. Dec. 9th 1787, Joel Smith, son of Elijah. 

' 4. Abi, bom Aug. 9th, 1765, m. March 10th, 1785, Justus Francis; m. second, No. 
(149.) 

5. Timothy, bora June 29th, 1771, bap. July 14th, 1771, m. Abigail Robins, daugh- 
ter of Uni, of Newington. 



OF NE-W BRITAIN. 169 

6. Oliver, born May 1st, 1775, bap. June 17th, 1775, m. May 10th, 1797, Frances 
Booth. 

7. Jesse, born Oct. 26th, 1779, bap. Dec. 26th, 1779, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, Almira 
Lee ; she died Sept. 29th, 1815, aged 35, when he married May 1st, 1816, No. (403.; 

115. " Gad Sxanlet," to church Aug. 28th, 1768, son of Thomas 2d,* 
and Esther (Cowles,) his wife, born March 21st, 1735, m. Oct. 29th, 1767, 
No. (125 ;) lived where "William F. Raymond now, (1862,) does ; this 
was the old site of his father's home. He was a large farmer, a man well 
qualified for public business, in both civil and military life. He was a 
captain in the war of the Revolution ; was at "Washington's retreat from 
Long Island, and led (it is said,) a regiment off safely past the British 
forces. He was active in school and society affairs, especially in procur- 
ing the incorporation of the town of Berlin, 1785, and in securing our 
share of the school fund, in conjunction with Col. Lee. He was a civil 
magistrate many years ; had the title of Colonel from the year 1779, 
always prefixed ; held other important dtfices, and was a man of courtly 
address and bearing, yet courteous and affable; he died Jan. 10th, 1815, 
aged 79. 

THEIB CHILDBEN. 

1. Esther, bom Sept. 21st, 1768, m. March 26th, 1789, William S. Jndd, son of 
Major William, of Farmington. 

2. Amzi, born Oct. 23, 1770, bap. Oct. 28th, 1770, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, Lucy Web- 
ster, daughter of Joshua. 

* This Thomas 2d, died Oct. 13th, 1755 ; his will was made 1747, in which he gives 
his dearly beloved wife, Esther, the use of one-third of his real estate, during her life, 
and one-third the personal, to be her own forever, and she is to take my negro woman, 
PrisciUa, for part of said dowry ; also the service of my negro girl, Katharine, during 
her life ; also the service of my negro boy, named Kichard, until my son, Gad, shall be 
twenty-one, provided she lives my widow ; and furthermore, I do give my dearly be- 
loved wife, my great Bible, and one silver spoon during her life, and at her decease, I 
give the Bible to my son, Thomas, and the spoon to my grand-daughter, Anna. Im- 
primus, I give to my son, Thomas, and his heirs, the house he now lives in, and the 
barn, tmd six acres of land, they stand on, the east side of the highway, and my silver- 
headed cane. Item, I give to my sons, Noah and Timothy, the house I now live in, 
and the barn on the west side of the highway, and five acres on which they stand, in a 
square piece, the south bounds to be an ash tree about three rods south of said house. 
Item, I give Abigail, a front chamber in my house, &c. Item, I give my son, Ga,d, 
lands in New Cambridge, and my negro, Bichard, when he. Gad, is of age, and ten 
sheep. Item, I give to my children, Thomas, Noah, Timothy, Abigail and Gad, all 
my right in the reserved lands in Farmington, which was my grand-father's, John Stan- 
ley. Item, my will is that my three eldest sons, Thomas, Noah and Timothy, shall 
build a house on the four acre orchard, in New Cambridge, (this is now Bristol, Ed.) 
for my son. Gad, where he shall choose to sit it on, on the land given him in this in- 
strumerit; all the great timber to be good white oak, and the house to be 38 by 20 feet, 
covered and glazed like the house given to my son, Thomas, and must be finished 
when Gad is twenty- two. 



170 FIRST CH0ECH 

3. Mary, born Aug. 2d, 1772, bap. Oct. 4th, 1772, m. Nov. 2d, 1792, Olirer Dewy, 
of David. 

4. Abigail, bom Aug. 18th, 1774, m. July 25th, 1796, Stephen W. Comwell, of Tim- 
othy, of Middlelown. 

5. Gad, born Aug. 13th, 1776, bap. Oct. 6th, 1776, m. Nov. 3d, 1799, No. (589.) ' 

6. Phebe, born Aug, 28th, 1778, bap. Oct. 25th, 1778, m. Sept. 28th, 1800, Thomas 
Stow, of Zebalon, of Middletown. 

7. Elizabeth, bom July 17tb, 1780, bap. Aug. 20th, 1780, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, No. 
(449.) 

8. Anna, born Jan. 15th, 1783, bap. March 30th, 1783, m. July 15th, 1804, No. (330.) 

9. Orrin, bom Nov. 6th, 1784, bap. Dec. 26th, 1784, died Mar. 2d, 1786, aged 2 yeara. 

10. Cyrus, born July 29th, 1787, bap. Sept., 1787, m. Sept. 7th, 1806, No. (422.) 

11. Emily, bom Aug. 31st, 1791, bap. Nov. 6th, 1791, d. May 7th, 1792, aged 1 year. 

116. "Nathaniel Pennfield," to church 1768, by letter from Mr. 
"Whittlesey's church, New Haven ; he was probably son of Nathaniel, of 
Meriden Society, Wallingford, and his wife, Hannah. He built the house 
on Main street, west side, and about sixty rods south of " Osgood HUl," 
which is still standing, (1864;) he was a farmer; has a numerous race of 
descendants; he died May 18th, 1777, of small-pox, in Meriden. His 
father had died in Meriden, Jan., 1776. 

117. "Wife of Nathaniel Pennfield," to church 1768, by letter from 
the church in New Haven, Mr. Whittlesey, pastor ; her maiden mame, 
Lydia Barnes, m. No. (116,) Jan. 9th, 1755 ; after the death of her hus- 
band. No. (116,) she m. April 23d, 1778, her next neighbor, Jeremiah H. 
Osgood, son of Jeremiah, of Haverhill, Essex county, Mass. ; she died Jan. 
31st, 1811, aged 76. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Phineas, born June 6th, 1756, m. April 9th, 1778, Lucy Osgood, daughter of 
Jeremiah H. 

2. Lydia, bom Aug. 19th, 1758, m. April 9th, 1778, Jeremiah Osgood ; second, Nar 
thaniel Churchill, jun. 

3. Nathaniel, jun., bom Nov. 14th, 1760, m. Oct. 22d, 1780, Eunice Kelsey, daugh- 
ter of Enoch, sen. 

4. Rebecca Eena, bom May 9th, 1763, m. Oct. 26th, 1780, William Steele, son of 
Ebenezer, sen. 

5. Milla, or Amelia, born May 26th, 1766, m. Nov. 16th, 1786, Samuel Dickmson, 
Jan.; second, m. Thompson, of Farmington. 

6. Phebe, bom ,bap. Aug. 19th, 1772, m. Samuel Gladden, son of Azariah. 

7. Sylvia, born June, 1774, bap. July 31st, 1774, m. James Hart; second, John 
Wyard. 

8. Elizabeth, bom , m. Oct. 29th, 1789, Elisha Savage, of Berlin. 

Each of these were heirs to the father's estate, Feb. 10th, 1779, £6 lis. 5^. being 
set to them by the distributors, Elijah Francis and Lemuel Hotchkiss. 

118. " Jehudi Hart," to church Sept., 1769, son of No. (49^ bom 
Dec. 12th, 1739, m. July 9th, 1767, No. (119 ;) he was a farmer; settled 
and built some twenty rods south of his father, in Hart quarter ; an honest, 



'op new BRITAIN. 171 

inoffensive man, retiring in his manners, with such fondness for home that 
it is said he never saw the city of Hartford, although living to old age, 
within twelve miles. He married second, ihe widow of Phineas Judd, 
Jan., Elizabeth (Mezuzen ;) she died April 26th, 1825, aged 73 ; he died 
Aug. 25th, 1825, aged 86. She was daughter of Mark Mezuzen, and had 
brothers, Orian and Mark. This was a French family. 

119. " Wife of Jehudi Hart," to church Sept., 1769 ; her maiden name, 
Mary Munson, daughter of Reuben, born 1751, bap. April 14th, 1751, at 
Southington, and parents originally from Wallingford. She died in child- 
bed, Oct. 28th, 1786, aged 36. 

THEIK CHILDREIT. 

1. Mary, born Aug. 5th, 1769, bap. Sept. 17th, 1769, m. Dec. 24th, 1806, Eliphelet 
Wadsworth, of Farmington. 

2. Asahel, bora May 24th, 1771, bap. June 23d, 1771, m. 1790, Hannah Langdon. 

3. James, bom May 22d, 1773, m. Sylvia Pennfield ; he d Mar. 29th, 1813, aged 40. 

4. Sylvia, bora Aug. 15th, 1774, bap. June 11th, 1775, died Nov. 19th, 1776. 

5. Sylvia, bom April 15th, 1777, bap. June 1st, 1777 ; single and living Jan., 1863, 
No. (335.) 

6. Joel, born Jane 14th, 1779, bap. Aug. 1st, 1779, m. Sept. 17th, 1800, Lydia North. 

7. Benjamin, born Nov. 20th, 1781, bap. Feb. 10th, 1782, m. Honor Deming. 

8. Abigail, bom Oct. 28th, 1786, m. Jan. 29th, 1807, No. (420.) 

SECOND wife's CHILDKEN. 

9. Oliver, born Dec. 13th, 1788, bap. April 19th, 1789, m. Jan. 3d, 1838, Deborah 
E. Hurlburt ; m. second, Lurancy Osborn. 

10. Laura, bom , bap. Aug. 4th, 1791, died young. 

11. Elizur, bom Oct. 9th, 1794, bap. Dec. 28th, 1794, m. Sept. 11th, 1832, Sophronia 
Jerome, of Bristol; frozen in a snow-storm in Ohio, Feb. 16th, 1842, aged 48. 

HEB CHILDREN BY FIRST HUSBAND, PHINEAS JUDD. 

1. Betsy, bom March 11th, 1785, bap. Sept. 11th, 1791, m. Moses Ellis, of Owego ; 
she died 1850. 

2. Polly, bom April 1 1th, 1787, bap. Sept. 11th, 1791, m.Nov.24th, 1814, Jesse, son 
of Charles Eddy and Eunice (Kelsey,) his wife, bom July 16th, 1788 ; lived in Berlin . 
she remarkable for great energy ; she died at Berlin, July 2d, 1 860, aged 74. 

120. " Mercx, daughter of Jedediah Goodrich," to church Dec. 3d, 
1769 ; her mother, No. (64 ;) she m. Nov. 29th, 1790, Joshua Wells, of 
Newington, son of Mary, the second wife of No. (6,) and her former hus- 
band ; she lived on the old homestead of her father, and died in a fit, April 
22d, 1804, aged 53. 

121. " Lemuel Hotchkiss," to church Dec. 17th, 1769, son of Capt. 
Ladwick and No. (68,) m. March 26th, 1764, No. (188;) he was, like his 
father, a blacksmith ; was a man of great force of character ; was at Horse 
Neck in the Eevolutiori; had a horse shot under him; was with Col. 
Stanley at the retreat from Long Island, as lieutenant. He lived a few 
years on East street, with his father, when he built on Horse Plain, where 
Eli B. Smith lately built a house ; he had a saw-mill on " Pond River," 



172 FIHST CHURCH 

Quinhipiac; had iron works there; brought ore from Bristol, "New 
Cambridge ;" made wrought nails quite extensively, by hand. He taught 
school in early manhood, winter seasons, and was for many years a school 
visitor. His title was Capt. Lemuel, to distinguish him from Capt. Lad' 
wick, his father. He moved to New Durham, New York, where he died 
Feb. 18th, 1802, aged 58. 

THEIS CHILDREN. 

1. Lemuel, bom July nth, 1764, bap. July 15th, 1764, died July 13th, 1766. 
i Chloe, born April 24th, 1767, m. Jan. 18th, 1792, Abijah Smith, son of Samuel, 
see No. (520.^ , 

3. Lydia, bom March 15th, 1769, bap. Dec. 17th, 1769, m. Jan. 18th, 1791, Harvey 
Peck, of Kensington. 

4. Penelope, bom June 25th, 1771, bap. Sept. 1st, 1771, m. Joseph Crane ; she died 
Nov. 6th, 1830. 

5. Lemuel, b. Nov. 30, 1773, bap. Feb. 7th, 1 774, m. Abigail Ellis, of Hudson, N. Y. 

6. Joseph, b. Oct. 28th, 1775, bap. Dec. 10th, 1775, d. May 24th, 1786, aged 11 years. 

7. Nancy, bom Feb. 16th, 1778, bap. April 5th, 1778, d. June 16th, 1786, se 9 years. 

8. Jason, b. Nov. 30th, 1779, bap. Feb. 13th, 1780, m. Nancy Parker ; he died 1828. 

9. Anna, born June 22d, 1782, bap. July 28th, 1782. 

10. Henry, born Aug. 9th, 1785, bap. Oct. 9th, 1785. 

11th. Nancy, bom Feb. 18th, 1788, bap. April 6th, 1788, m. Eev. John B. Whittle- 
sey, York, N. Y. 

12. Joseph, bom July 24th, 1791, bap. Sept. 11th, 1791, died Sept. 13th, 1794. 

122. " Levi Andkus," to church May 5th, 1771, son of Joseph, of 
Newington, and Sarah (Wells,) his wife, bom Feb. 23d, 1747, m. Dec. 
20th, 1770, No. (123 ;) he was executor of his father's will and estate in 
Newington, 1775 ; the house in which he was born is still, 1862, standing ; 
he located in the south part of Stanley quarter ; his house where the late 
Professor E. A. Andrews' stands. He was clerk and treasurer of the 
society several years. He obtained the title of Ensign in the militia, and 
ever after was known by it. In December, 1807, he was chosen one of 
the standing committee of the church, which office formerly, among us, was 
for life, or good behavior, or ability to serve. He resigned 1823. He 
was a very successful farmer, of kind and cheerful disposition, and a great 
lover and promoter of peace. He was great -great-grand-son of John, the 
settler on Tunxis river, and was a fine, social and genial specimen of his 
race. He died May 8th, 1826, aged 80. He was son of Joseph, of New- 
ington, who was son of Benjamin, who was son of Joseph, of John, the 
settler and his wife, Mary. He had a sister, Sarah, who married Deacon 
Jedediah Mills, of West Hartford. 

123. " Wife of Levi Andrus," to church May 5th, 1771, by letter from 
Newington church ; her maiden name, Chloe Wells, daughter of Capt. 
Robert and Abigail (Burnham,) his wife, born May 31st, 1746, at New- 
ingtoti. She was a quiet, unassuming woman, a great lover of order and 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 173 

home, and a devoted Christian. She died Jan. 11th, 1837, aged 92. Her 
father, Capt. Robert Wells, died Feb. 3d, 1786. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Levi, born Oct. 8th, 1771, bap. Oct. 13th, 1771, died March 10th, 1795, at New- 
bern, N. C. 

2. Chloe, born Nov. 16th, 1774, died Sept. 19th, 1775, aged one year. 

3. Chloe, bom Aug. 29th, 1777, bap. Aug. 31st, 1777, m. Nov. 3d, 1799, Gad 
Stanley, jun. 

4. Ethan Allen, born April 7th, 1787, bap. May 20th, 1787,- m. Dec. 19th, 1810, 
No. C392.) 

124. "Samuel Andeds," to church Nov. 17th, 1771, son of No. (53) 
and No. (54,) born Nov. 2d, 1749, m. Dec. 17th, 1769, Abigail Smith, 
daughter of No. (29) and No. (30 ;) his house on the corner next east of 
Alfred Andrews, two miles west of the village. He was in the war of the 
Revolution, and died Sept. 20th, 1776, in the service, aged 27 years; his 
widow married second, Nov. 9th, 1780, No. (176.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Seth, born May 4th, 1770, bap. Dec. 8th, 1771. 

2. Samuel, jun., bom March 7th, 1772, bap. April 12th, 1772, m. Nov. 14th, 1796, 
No. (447.; 

3. Lydia, bom Feb. 18th, 1774, bap. Peb. 20th, 1774, m. Nov. 8th, 1797, Oliver 
Bichards, son of Joseph who had married her- mother, (after the death of Ephraim 
Rice;) she died Jan. 8th, 1861, aged 87, at Newington; was the mother of Amon, 
Samuel, Oliver. 

125. "Maet, wife of Gad Stanley," to church Nov. 17th, 1771 ; she 
daughter of No. (45) and No. (46 ;) she was both " well bom and well 
bred ;" became the mother of a large and respectable family, to whom she 
imparted much of herself; she died Jan. 8th, 1818, aged 70. 

126. "ICHABOD Andrus," to church Nov. 8th, 1772, eldest son of 
Gideon, of Southington, and Abigail (Potter,) his wife, born July 15th, 
1745, bap. March 24th, 1751, at Southington, m. Nov. 17th, 1763, Lydia 
Smith, of Southington ; he was a soldier of the Revolution ; had his poll- 
tax of £18 on list of 1775, abated by the legislature, 1777 ; she died Sept. 
19th, 1772, of consumption, when he returned to Southington for a time. 
He is next heard from as collector in (West Britain,) Burlington, 1782. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Clement, bom March 22d, 1764. 

2. David, born April 14th, 1766. 

3. Hosea, bom , bap. Nov. 8th, 1772, at New Britain. 

127. " Doctor Josiah Hart," to church July 25th, 1773, from the first 
church in Wethersfield. This was son of No. (49^ and No. (50,) born 
April 28th, 1742 ; graduated at Yale College, 1762, became a physician, 
was surgeon in the army of the Revolution ; he prepared for college under 
Rev. Dr. Norris, studied medicine with Dr. Potter, of Wallingford, m-. 



174 'first church 

1765, No. (128 ;) she died June 4th, 1777, of small-pox, when he married 
second, March 25th, 1778, Abigail Harris, of Wethersfield. He lived in 
that town, and represented it in the legislature several times ; he was 
chosen a deacon there April 17th, 1793. His second wife died Aug. 8th, 
1796, at "Wethersfield, when he removed to Ohio, near Marietta, where 
his two sons were early in life settled. He was chosen deacon of the 
Congregational church there at its first formation. He had a third wife, 
who was Miss Anna (Moulton,) of Newburyport, Mass. In 1811, he 
moved to a farm ten miles from Marietta, where he died Aug., 1812, aged 
74 ; his wife died a few hours after him, and both were buried the same 
day. Doctor Hart was of high repute as a physician, surgeon, scholar, 
and Christian ; doubtless one of the brightest stars that New Britain has 
yet raised. 

128. " Wife of Dr. Josiah Hart," to church July 25th, 1773, by letter 
from Wethersfield ; her maiden name, Abigail Sluman ; she was from 
Stonington ; with her husband at Wethersfield, "owned the covenant" April 
20th, 1766, and also, Dec. 4th, 1768; she died June 4th, 1777, at Weth- 
ersfield, of small-pox. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Abigail, born Feb. 3d, 1766, m. Thomas Wells. 

2. Josiah, born Dec. 10th, 1768, died Jan. 15th, 1769, aged one year. 

3. Hannah, bom 24th, 1769, m. Joshua Bobbins ; she died May 28th, 1862, 
aged 94, atjAvon. 

4. Emily, born Feb. 3d, 1771, m. Gideon Wells. 

5. Josiah Sluman, born Jan. 10th, 1773, bap. Feb. 7th, 1773, by Dr. Smalley, at 
New Britain. 

6. William, bom March 4th, 1775, m. Wolcott. 

7. Thomas, bom Dec. 14th, 1776, m. in Ohio. 

SECOND wipe's CHILDREN. 

8. Betsey, born Dec. 22d, 1778, m. Titus Buck. 

9. Clarissa, born , m. in Ohio. 

10. Cynthia, bora , m. in Ohio. 

129. "Isaac Parsons," to church Nov. 6th, 1773, son of Isaac, born 
March 12th, 174 , m. , he m. second, July 17th, 1766, No. 
(130;) we find by Southington church record that both he and his wife, 
Mary, were dismissed from this church to that, and received there, July 
9th, 1780 ; he had a previous wife, who died April 7th, 1766, at South- 
ington. 

130. "Wife of Isaac Parsons," to church Nov. 6th, 1773; maiden 
name, Mary Atkins ; was his second wife. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Isaac, born March 3d, 1769, died Sept. 1st, 1776, in "Blue Hills," Kensington. 

2. Lemuel, born , , bap. Nov. 21st, 1773, died Sept. 8th, 1776, in "Blue Hills." 

3. Mary, born , bap. Dec. 10th, 1775. 

4. General, bom ,bap. June 16th, 1782, in Sou'.hington. 



OP NE"W BRITAIN. 175 

131. "Benjamin Haet," to church Dec. 12th, 1773, son of No. (49) 
and (50,) born Oct. 10th 1747, m. Aug. 19th, 1772, No. 132,) before Rev. 
Samuel Clark, of Kensington. His house and farm at the head of the 
mill pond of Ozias Hart, now, (1867,) Henry North's. He was a tall, 
bony man, of industrious and regular habits, a successful farmer, and 
walked orderly in his Christian life. He raised a large family to respect- 
ability, and died Feb. 21st, 1827, aged 80. 

132. "Wife of Benjamin Hart," to church Dec. 12th, 1773, daughter 
of Ephraim Fuller, of Berlin, and Mary (Dunham,) his wife, bap. Jan. 
2d, 1757, in Kensington, by Rev. Samuel Clark ; her mother, sister of 
No. (76.) She named Mary after her mother. She died Oct. 22d, 1834, 
aged 79. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Benjamin, bom Feb. 7th, 1773, m. Jan. 30th, 1800, Hannah Kellogg, of Martin ; 
second, Almina Carter. 

2. Mary, born 1775, died July 6th, 1790, aged 1.5. 

3. Rhoda, born Jan. 10th, 1778, died May 9th, 1786, in her ninth year. 

4. Roxana, born June 21st, 1780, bap. Aug. 13th, 1 780, m. Not. 9th, 1797, Leonard 
Belden, jun.. No. (324.) 

5. Theron, born Dec. 29th, 1782, bap. Feb. 9th, 1783, m. Abia Warner; second, 
Lydia Hart; he died Jan. 16th, 1859, in his 77th year. 

6. Fanny, born Feb. 17th, 1785, m. Dr. Chauncey Andrews; she died Feb. 7th, 
1860 ; he died Oct. 14th, 1863. 

7. Rhoda, born Feb. 8th, 1788, bap. March 30th, 1-788, m. March 28th, 1839, Asa 
Taller, of Simsbury. 

8. Ephraim, born Nov. 4th, 1790, bap. Nov. 4th, 1790, died young. 

9. Polly, born May 2d, 1792, bap. June 10th, 1792, m. David Walkley, of Haddam. 

10. Cyrus, born July 19th, 1795, bap. Sept. 6th, 1795, m. March 31st, 1819, Betsey 
Clark. 

11. Esther, born March 5th, 1798, bap. June 10th, 1798, m. March 16th, 1819, Edwin 
Gridley, of Southingtun. 

133. " Catharine, wife of Joseph Wright," to church March, 1774, 
daughter of William, of Hudson, N. Y., an Englishman. Mr. Wright 
was a soldier of the Revolution, and found his wife during his service on 
the Hudson River. They raised a large family on small means ; lived on 
the corner opposite the David Steele house, on Main street, back of Dub- 
lin Hill. She was a sedate, pious woman ; he a stirring, jovial man ; she 
died Aug. 27th, 1817, aged 71 ; he died Feb. 26th, 1825^ aged 84. 

THBIB CHILDREN. 

1. John, born , bap. March 20th, 1774. 

2. David, born , m. May 4th, 1795, Abigail Wadsworth; second, widow 
Hart, (alias) Clarissa (Hopkins.) 

3. Dan, born , bap. March 19th, 1777, died March, 1777. 

4. Dan, born , bap. Aug. 2d, 1778, m. Oct. 20th, 1800, Roxy Daniels, daugh- 
ter of David. 

5. Crujah, born , bap. Sept. 17th, 1780, m. Nabby Goodrich, of John, of 
Newington. 



176 FIRST CHURCH 

6. Joseph, Jan., bom , bap. April 6th, 1783, m. May 31st, 1802, Esther Kelsey, 
of Enoch. 

7. Lois, bom , bap. March 23d, 1788, killed carelessly by Sage Churchill, 
with gun. 

8. Anson, bom , bap. Aug. 24th, 1790. 

9. Solon, bom 

10. Chauncey, bom Jan. 2l3t, 1788, m. Dec. 23d, 1812, Elizabeth "Warner, daughter 
of Daniel, of Kensington, and Elizabeth (Kellogg,) his wife, no children. 

134. "John Judd, jun.," to church May 29th, 1774, son of John, sen., 
and No. (46,) born Feb. 14th, 1746, m. Nov. 23d, 1769, No. (135 ;) lived 
near the site of Deacon Morton Judd's residence now, (1862,) and was his 
grandfather. He made his will 1795, and his property was distributed 
1798. He died Jan. 6th, 1796, aged 50. 

135. " Wife of John Judd, jun.," to church May 29th, 1774, name Lydia 
(Mather,) daughter of Joseph, sen., and Anna (Booth,) his wife, bom 
Jan. 17th, 1744, oije of a numerous family, born and brought up near the 
old red store of Elnathan Smith, which place Joseph, her father, owned 
and occupied many years. The well and grounds back a little still show 
the spot. 

THEIK CHILDHEN. 

1. Bela, bom Aug, 4th, 1770, bap. June 5th, 1774, m. EachelLusk, daughter of John. 

2. John, bom May 8th, 1772, bap. June 5th, 1774, m. May, 1792, Ursula Stanley, 
of Lot, No. (637.) 

3. Alvin, born June 24th, 1774, bap. July 10th, 1774, died Nov. 7th, 1776. 

4. Anna, bom July 17th, 1776, died Oct. 1st, 1777, aged two years. 

5. Lydia, born Jan. 7th, 1779, said to have become a beautiful woman, m. Seth 
Smith. 

6. Oliver, born June 9th, 17S2, m. March 11th, 1804, Elizabeth Belden, of Capt, 
Jonathan. 

136. "Phineas Smith," to church July 24th, 1774, by letter from the 
church in West Springfield. He m. May, 1767, No. (137,) before Dr. 
Smalley. 

137. " Wife of Phineas Smith," to church July 24th, 1774, by letter 
from the church in West Springfield. Her maiden name, Hannah Smith. 

138. "David Mather," to church June 26th, 1774, son of No. (47) 
and No. (48,) born -Oct. 7th, 1738, m. June 2d, 1757, No. (139 ;) he was 
a farmer by occupation; lived on Main street, just south of, and at the 
foot of " Osgood Hill." He was a man of great muscular and mental 
power; had only a common school education, but was one of those few that 
Dr. Smalley ever called upon to pray in public. He was for many years 
one of the school visitors. On the 2d of December, 1779, he was chosen 
one of the standing committee of the church. His wife died, and he m. 
second, 1 783, widow of John Kilbourn, Jemima (Neal ;) she sister of No. 
(78.) Mr. Mather was in the war of the Revolution, at Horse Neck ; had 
a title, Ensign, by which he was ever after known. He " owned the cov- 



OP NEW BKITAIN. 177 

enant" June 11th, 1758. His second wife, Jemima, died Sept. 20th, 1813, 
aged 76 ; he died May 27th, 1817, aged 77. He was chosen selectman 
at the first meeting of the new town of Berlin, June 13th, 1785. 

139. "Wife of David Mather," to church June 26th, 1774; her maiden 
name Hannah Dunham, sister of No. (76) and No. (103.) 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Elenor, bom March Uth, 1758, bap June Uth, 1758. 

2. Percia, born Jan. 2d, 1760, bap. Jan. 17th, 1760, m.Dec. 7th, 1780, Thomas Sug- 
den, English, a deserter from the British army of the Revolutionary "War; came to New 
Britain 1777 ; had several children ; moved to Simsbnry, and in 1802 to Canton. 

3. Cotton, bom Aug. 3d, 1764, bap. Aug. 5th, 1764, died Sept. 7th, 1779. 

4. Mary Ann, bom , m. Libeus Hungerford ; m. second, David Hills. 

5. Elizabeth, bom Nov. 20th, 1767, m. No. (254.) 

6. Hannah, bora Aug. 10th, 1769, bap. July 10th, 1769, m. March 30th, 1794, Seth 
Hungerford. 

7. Cotton, bom Sept. 2d, 1771, bap. July 10th, 1774, m. June 19th, 1791, No. (375.) 

8. Thomas, bom Dec. 10th, 1773, died same day. 

9. Rhoda, bom Oct. 27th, 1776, bap. Nov. 10th, 1776, m. Orrin Goodrich, of Asahel. 

10. Polly, bom Dec. 27th, 1778, bap. Feb. 21st, 1779, m. April 23d, 1 800, Ebenezer 
Gridley, of Seth. 

140. " JuDAH Hakt, jun.," to church July 24th, 1774, son of No. (51,) 
born Sept. 10th, 1750, m. April 19th, 1770, No. (141 ;) was a farmer ; 
inherited his father's homestead, opposite the schoolrhouse in South-west 
district. He had a fraU constitution. He was brother of No. (101,) and 
the large estate of their father was divided to them equally, after deduct- 
ing for their sisters' share. The amount of his inventory was taken A. D. 
1795, at £1,149 4s. 7d.; he died April 28th, 1795, aged 45. His wife 
was daughter of his step-mother, and was sister of James North, Esq. 

141. "Wife of Judah Hart, jun.," to church July 24th, 1774, maiden 
name, Sarah North ; was daughter of James, sen. and Sarah (Seymour,) 
his wife, born Feb. 22d, 1749 ; she died Sept. 15th, 1822, aged 74. She . 
was a woman of great diligence and economy. 

THBIE OHILDEBN. 

1. Sarah, born Nov. 7th, 1770, bap. July 31st, 1774, m. July 30th, 1793, Asahel 
Hart, of Jehudi. 

2. Anna, bom May 3d, 1773, bap. July 31st, 1774, died Sept. 17th, 1776, aged 3 
years, 4 months. 

3. Salmon, borti May 20th, 1775, bap. Jane 25th, 1775, m. May 2d, 1796, No. C347.) 

4. Judah, jun., born Dec. 16th, 1777, bap. Feb. 8th, 1778, m. May 1st, 1800, Abigail 
Belden, of Bildad. 

5. Anna, 2d, born March 17th, 1780, bap. April 30th, 1780, m. Sept. 17th, 1804, 
Truman "Woodruff ; she died Nov. 20th, 1857, in her 78th year. 

6. Boxana, born Oct. 23d, 1784, bap. Dec. 12th, 1784, m. Nov. 22d, 1803, Albert 
Meriman, of Southington ; m. second, James Beecher; she d. Nov. 26th, 1859, aged 75. 

7. Henry, born , bap. Feb. 11th, 1787. 

8. Amzi, bora July 10th, 1792, bap. Aug. 19th, 1792, drowned in a well, Sept. 

27th, 1795. 

12 



178 FIRST CHUKCH 

9. Lydia, born Dec. 14th, 1786, m. June 20th, 1805, Samuel Porter, of Southington. 

10. Eliphaz, bom June 28th, 1789, m. Eliza Armstrong, of Franklin, Conn. He 
was a jeweller. 

142. "EzEKiEL "Wright," to church August, 1774; Dr. Smalley's 
record says he was baptized March 14th, 1762, an adult. He m. Jan. 
26th,'1761, at Southington, No. (143.) He built a new house on the 
south branch of Bass River, aear Reuben Wright's, and sold it 1785, to 
Elisha Hart, with two acres of land, butted east on highway, and north 
on Justus Francis ; this location on the road over the mountain to Farm- 
ington ; probably moved to New Hartford, New York State. 

143. "Wife of Ezekiel Wright," to church August, 1774; her maiden 
name, Eunice Neal, daughter of William, of Southington ; baptized there 
June 22d, 1740; she "owned the covenant" March 14th, 1762, in New 
Britain ; she sister of No. (78) and No. (XVI.) 

THEIE CHILDKBN. 

1. liucy, born March 25th, 1763, bap. March 27th, 1763, m. Ebenezer Steele, jnn. 

2. Kachel, bom , bap. May 30th, 1779. 

144. "Widow Margaret Whaples," to church Nov. 6th, 1174; she 
was widow of Jonathan Whaples, (son of Jonathan and his wife, Sarah ;) 
was daughter of Joseph Woodruff, No. (59) and No. (60 ;) probably her 
husband died at Claverack, N. Y. She married second, Dec. 22d, 1774, 
Lieut. Elijah Porter, of Farmington ; this was his third wife. She and 
her first husband " owned the covenant" at Newington, May 5th, 1754; 
she to church in Farmington, 1777. After the death of Lieut. Porter, in 
Farmington, she returned to this place, and died Nov. 6th, 1810, aged 75, 
at the house of Selah Steele, sen. 

HEE OHILDKEN. 

1. Samuel Whaples, bom , bap. May 5th, 1754, at Newington, m. Huldah 
Langdon. 

2. Elizur Whaples, bom , bap. Dec. 28th, 1755, at Newington, ra. Ruth 
Woodruff, of Robert. 

3. John Wliaples, bom , m. Rhoda Lusk, daughter of David. 

4. Sally Whaples, born Jan., 1758, bap. Jan. 15th, 1758, at Earmington, by Rev. 
Mr. Booge, of Northington, m. Seth Porter, son of her mother's second husband. 

5. Mary Ann Whaples, bom , bap. Sept. 2d, 1774. ~- 

6. Amzi Porter, born Nov. 17th, 1775, m. Jan. 12th, 1801, Rebecca Andrews, of 
Hezekiah ; Amzi Porter to church in Farmington, 1799; Rebecca, his wife, 1821. 
They moved to Osw;ego, N. Y., where they died. 

145. "Widow LuciNA Stedman," to church March 16th, 1777, the 
widow of Theodore Stedman, who was a soldier of the Revolution ; was 
taken prisoner and died January, 1777, in this place, soon after his return 
from captivity in New York. He seems to have resided in Kensington, 
for his tax for building the meeting-house there was abated by vote of that 
society Dec. 4th, 1777. 



OF NEW BEITAIN." 179 

THEIR CHILDEBN. 

1. Ashbel, bora ,bap. April 6th, 1777. 

2. Betsey, bom , bap. April 6th, 1777; her mother appointed guardian June 
14th, 1784, by Probate Court at Farmington. 

3. Theodoras, born bap. April 6t*i, 1777. 

4. Henry, born , posthumous, bap. July 4th, 1779. 

146. "Ltdia North," to church Aug. 10, 1777, daughter of James, 
sen. and his wife, Sarah (Seymour,) sister of No. (148 ;) she died April 
18th, 1814, aged 68. 

147. "Solomon Rugg," to church Aug. 10th, 1777, by letter from 
church in Kensington; he was dismissed by letter, 1813 ; no reference 
had to the place. He was a miller by occupation ; lived east of Deacon 
Hart's mill-pond, and attended his mill. He had united with Kensington 
church by profession March 15th, 1772. His wife was Margaret (Hud- 
son,) born June 13th, 1738, to Thomas ; she died Nov. 21st, 1807, aged 
69. He died near Ballston Springs, N. Y., 1817. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Solomon, bom , bap. Sept. 24th, 1777, m. Phebe Hitchcock, March 23d, 
1786; she to church in Southington ; a widow, 1804; she died 1835. 

2. Matthew, bom 1767, bap. Sept. 24th, 1777, m. Polly Webb, daughter of David, 
of Salem ; was a cooper by trade ; lived in District No. 4, by Harlowe Eddy's ; he died 
April 29th, 1819, aged 52 ; was a quiet, inoifensive man. 

3. Phebe, bom , bap. Sept. 24th, 1777, m. April, 1791, Submit Bailey, of 
Kensington. 

4. Sylvanus, bom , bap. Sept. 24th, 1777, m. Polly 

5. Seth, born ^ bap. Sept. 24th, 1777, m. Sabra and moved to New 
Marlboro, Mass. ; he a cabinet maker ; learned of Aaron Roberts. 

148. "Wife of Ebenezer Steele," to church from Kensingtpn church, 
1777 ; her maiden name, Sarah Sage,- daughter of David and his wife, 
Bathsheba Judd, " of Great Swamp Society ;" she was admitted to Ken- 
sington church April 10th, 1757, m. Aug. 10th, 1749. He was born May 
12th, 1727, to Doctor Joseph Steele and his wife, Elizabeth (Hollister,) 
of Glastenbury, who lived in " Great Swamp," near the first meeting- 
house. She was the mother of thirteen children, from eight of whom, at 
the time of her death, had descended seventy grand-children, one hundred 
and seventy-one great-grand-children, and twenty-four great-great-grand- 
children, making then in all, 278. She served in this place as midwife 
many years. She died March 16th, 1823, aged 94, having lived about 
seventy-two years with her husband, in Kensington, until their children 
had been born and baptized, when they moved on to " Osgood Hill," next 
door south of " Grand-father Osgood." He died Jan. 22d, 1821, aged 94. 
He never united with the church, but thought he experienced a saving 
change late in life. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary "War. 



180 



FIKST CHUECH 



THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Ebenezer,jan., bom 1749, rn. Lucy Wright, of Ezekielj second, Hannah Brewer, 
No. C225.) 

2. Sarah, born March 26th, 1750, m. Ezra Belden; second, Lewis Seymour, a 
French soldier. 

3. Mary, bom Sept. 7th, 1754, m. Aug. 19th, 1773, Elisha Booth ; she died Nov. 1st, 
1742, at Colebrodk. 

4. William, bom 1757, m. Oct. 26th, 1780, No. (246.) 

5. Josiah, born 1758, bap. June 11th, 1758, at Kensington, m. No. (377.) 

6. Charles, born 1760, bap. July 6th, 1760, at Kensington. 

7. Allen, bora 1762, bap. Jan. 3d, 1762. 

8. Selah, bom April 19th, 1764, bap. May 6th, 1764, married April 14th, 1786, TSo. 
C853,) 

9. Huldah, bom 1768, bap. Jan. 3d, 1768, at Kensington, m. June 24th, 1784, No. 
(183.) 

10. Kebecca, bom May 30th, 1769, bap. July 7th, 1769, at Kensington, m. June 19th, 
1781, Cotton Mather. 

11. Salmon, bom 1771, bap. March 17th, 1771, at Kensington. 
It is thought two other children not in this list died young. 

149. " James Noeth," to church Sept. 14th, 1777, son of James, of 
" Great Swamp," and Canaan, where he died, 1758, and his wife, Sarah 
(Seymor,) born Jan. 18th, 1748, (his own record,) see No. (43,) m. Sept. 
29th, 1774, No. (150 ;) he had before this learned his trade of blacksmith 
of John Richards, at Stanley quarter ; he had his shop at first on the site 
of his grand-son, Henry North's, opposite the present Episcopal church, 
but moved it opposite his house, the same where his son, Henry, lived and 
died. He was a man of enterprise and influence; was in public offices and 
employment ; of good understanding and judgment, and was popular ; was 
captain, magistrate, representative ; was on the 6th Sept., 1795, chosen 
one of the standing committee of the church, and Dr. Smalley then entered 
his name as Capt. James North. He wrote a fair hand and was treasurer 
and clerk of the school and ecclesiastical societies, after the resignation of 
Col. Lee. Having a sound body, a good trade, and a handsome property 
by his wife, he began his career in life with fair prospects, which by the 
great diligence and economy of both, proved a success. His wife, Ehoda, 
died March 15th, 1824, aged 70, when he married second, Feb. 26th, 1828, 
Abi, the widow of Capt. Justus Francis, and the daughter of Deacon Tim- 
othy Stanley. James North, Esq. died May 14th, 1833, aged 85; his 
widow, Abi, died Oct. 3d, 1852, at "West Avon, aged 87, but buried in 
New Britain cemetery. He was son of James, of Thomas, son of Thomas, 
who was son of John, the settler. 

150. "Wife of James North," to church Sept. 14th, 1777; her maiden 
name, Ehoda Judd, daughter of No. (45) and No. (46,) born Jan. 9th, 
1754, see No. (149.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 181 

THEIR CHILDEEK. 

1. Rhoda,bom Feb. 10th, 1776, bap. Nov. ?th, 1777, m. No. ("645.) 

2. James, jun., born Dec, 1 9th, 1777, bap. Feb. 8th, 1778, m. May 1st, 1800, Khoda 
Belden, daughter of Capt. Jonathan. 

3. Seth Judd, born Aug. 13th, 1779, bap. Sept. 19th, 1779, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, No. 
C396._) 

4. Alvin, bom Aug. 13th, 1781, bap. Oct. 7th, 1781, m. July 15th, 1804, No. (331 ;) 
married second. No. (411.) 

5. Henry, born Nov. 3d, 1783, bap. Dec. 7th, 1783, died young. 

6. Abi, bom Nov. 21st, 1784, bap. Dec. 26th, 1784, m. Oct. 10th, 1802, No. f550.) 

7. Nancy, bom Jan. Uth, 1787, bap. Feb. 18t.h, 1787, m. Oct. 11th, 1807, Cyrus 
Booth, son of Joseph. 

8. Henry, 2d, bora Sept. 24th, 1789, bap. Nov. 8th, 1789, m. 1810, Sarah Cosslett; 
married second. No. 1744.) 

9. Orpha, bom Augi 12th, 1793, bap. Sept. 15th, 1793, m. 1812, No. (311.) 

10. William Buruham, born Dec. 6th, 1797, bap. Feb. 4th, 1798, m. Aug. 16th, 
1824, No. (651.) 

151. « The wife of Seth Judd," to church Sept. 14th, 1777; her maiden 
name, Lydia Eichards, daughter of John, the blacksmith, and Mary 
(French,) his wife, born April 10th, 1754, bap. April 21st, 1754, at New- 
ington, m. Oct., 1772,. Seth Judd, son of No. (45) and No. (46;) he was 
accidentally shot in camp in time of the Revolution, when she m. second, 
Samuel Huggins, of New Hampshire, to which State she had moved with 
her father; she died Aug. 30th, 1841, aged 87. 

152. Widow Mart Gilbert," to church March 15th, 1778, from the 
church in "Worthington, by letter ; to church there 1777. Her maiden 
name, Mary Butrick; she m. May 27th, 1762, Ebenezer Gilbert; their 
house was opposite John Ellis' place. He was killed in the army, Feb. 
15th, 1776, when she married second, Nov. 19th, 1778, Lieut. Elisha 
Booth, who built the Colonel Wright house, (now, 1867, Goodwin's,) about 
1761, as indicated by the carpenter's mark on the barn. He sold this 
place the spring of 1795, to Deacon Benjamin Wright, and moved to Hart- 
land, where he died ; she took a letter to that church, but after the settle- 
ment of Lieut. Booth's estate, at Hartland, she returned, (so says Dr. 
Smalley's record,) Aug. 3d, 1800, and spent the remnant of life at the old 
Gilbert house, and died March 30th, 1831, aged 86, and was buried in 
New Britain cemetery. Elisha Booth was the youngest son of Robert, 
and had married Dec 5th, 1751, before Rev. Joshua Belden, Esther Hol- 
lister, by whom he had seven children, when she died Aug. 25th, 1776, 
aged 44. 

CHILBBEN. 

1. Thomas, bom Sept. 6th, 1750, m. Eunice (Hurlbert,) widow of Jonathan Gilbert. 

2. Elisha, born Nov. 8th, 1753, m. Aug. 19th, 1773, Mary Steele, of Ebenezer, sen. ; 
he died Nov. 16th, 1804, aged 51. 

3. Esther, bora Sept. 1st, 1755 ; never married ; kept house for Thomas ; she died 
July 15th, 1826. 



182 FIRST CHURCH 

4. Huldah, born Oct. 28th, 1760, bap. Nor. 16th, 1760, m. Sept. 25th, 1783, David 
Goodrich. 

5. Sj'lvanus, bom Eeb. 10th, 1763, hap. Feb. 27th, 1763, died in the army of the 
Eevolution. 

6. Nancy, bom Aug. 18th, 1768, m. May 15th, 1797, No. (279.) 

7. Sally, bora July 25th, 1770, died Aug. 4th, 1776, aged four, of camp distemper. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

8. Hannah, bom Aug. 17th, 1779, bap. Sept. 19th, 1779. 

9. Lois, bom Jan. 14th, 1782, bap. Feb. 17th, 1782, m. Jan. 5th, 1812, Joseph Taylor. 

10. Abi, born May 30th, 1784, bap. July 18th, 1784, m. Aug. 31st, 1800, Sylvester 
Mygatt. 

153. "Mercy North," to church Aug. 2d, 1778, sister of No. (149,) 
m. July 18th, 1782, Samuel Bass; they lived on West Main street, near 
where Norman Hough has his residence. She was an active, industrious 
woman. Mr. Bass died Nov. 29th, 1802, aged 50, of a cancer ; she died 
Aug. 6th, 1819, aged 66. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Her daughter Asenath, bom , bap. Aug. 2d, 1778, m. Nov. 29th, 1798, 

Charles Eddy. 

1. Daniel, born , bap. July 6th, 1783. 

2. Bethia, bora , bap. Dec. 12th, 1784, m. Dec. 31st, 1804, Darius Woodford. 

3. Henry, born Dec. 9th, 1786, m. Amelia M. Lore ; he died 1860, aged 74, of can- 
cer, at Cokesbury, S. C. ; he a Methodist minister. 

4. Lydia, born , bap. Feb. llth, 1787, died young. 

5. Samuel, bom , bap. June 14th, 1789. 

6. Lydia, bom , bap. June 10th, 1792, see No. (474.) 

7. Gunilda, born Oct. 3d, 1795, bap. Nov. 15th, 1795, m. No. (459.) 

8. Infant, no name, died young. 

154. "Abigail, wife of Isaac Lee, 3d," to church May 2d, 1779, 
daughter of No. (63) and No. (64,) bom Oct. 30th, 1754, m. May 25th, 
1773, No. (168 ;) she died April 9th, 1811, aged 58. 

155. Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Booth," to church May 2d, 1779, 
daughter of No. (91) and No. (92,) born Dec. 12th, 1755, m. Dec. 18th, 
1777, Joseph Booth, son of No. (65) and No. (66 ;) they lived on Dublin 
Hill, the only house there for many years ; it is still standing ; his son, 
Joseph, went with James North, jun. and Joseph Shipman, to Stockbridge, 
Mass., and learned the trade of brass-founder. The family moved to 
Charlotte, N. Y. She died May 18th, 1819, aged 64. He died June 
10th, 1835, aged 84. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Joseph, jun., born June 10th, 1778, bap. May 23d, 1779, m. Charlotte Bowman, 
New York. 

2. Abigail, bom Aug. 21st, 1779, bap. Sept. 19th, 1779, m. Charles Spoor, N. T. 

3. Orange Francis, born March 5th, 1782, bap. April 7th, 1782, m. Lucy Hart, of 
Candor, N.Y. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 183 

4. Elizabeth, born Aug. 29th, 1783, m. June 21st, 1801, Joha R. Lincoln ; m. second. 
No. (442.) 

5. Hannah, born April 15th, 178.5, bap. June 5th, 1785, m. May 18th, 1807, Hermas 
Carter ; she died Aug. 29th, 1867, at the residence of her son, Newton, in Hartford. 

6. Cyrus, bom Oct. 10th, 1786, bap. Jan. 29th, 1787, m. Oct. 11th, 1807, No. (340.) 

7. Jesse, born Aug. 29th, 17«0, bap. Nov. 7th, 1790, m. Eoxy Francis; lives in 
Wisconsin, 1861. 

8. Selah, born April 1st, 1792, bap. June 10th, 1792, m. FuUer; Uves in "Wis- 
consin, 1861. 

9. Francis, bom June 10th, 1795, bap. Sept. 6th, 1795, died March, 1835, in N. Y. 

10. Jane Clark, born Oct. 8th, 1797, bap. April 1st, 1798, m. Hiram Fuller, brother 
of Selah's wife. 

156. "Chlob, wife of Elnathan Smith," to church May 16th, 1779, 
only daughter of No. (35) and No. (36,) bom Jan. 15th, 1746, m. July 
9th, 1767 ; she had a lady-like appearance, and bore a good Christian 
character. He lived in the house on East street, known (now, 1861,) as 
the Rhodes house. He was a man of wealth, standing and influence in 
public affairs. He kept the first store of goods to retail in the parish, 
(with the exception of Joseph Clark, who had done a little in that way.) 
He was in the old French war, and acted as commissary in the Revolu- 
tion. He taught district school, in the winter season, in early life. He 
was a man of large proportions and strong passions. He bought his place 
of Dr. Smalley, 1788, for £400. He died March 6th, 1826, aged 88. 
She died Sept. 26th, 1825, aged 80, having lived together nearly 60 years. 

THEIK CHILDHEN. 

1. Elnathan, bom May 6th, 1768, bap. May 23d, 1779, m. Lois Beckley, of Berlin, 
daughter of Blias Beckley and Loia (Parsons,) his wife ; he died at Berlin, Feb. 22d, 
1801, aged 33. 

2. Nancy, born March 17th, 1770, bap. May 23d, 1779, m. Benjamin D. Galpiu; m. 
second, Simeon Lincoln. 

3. Sylvia, born May 23d, 1772, died April 26th, 1773, aged one year. 

4. Sylvia, born AprE 5th, 1774, bap. May 23d, 1779, m. Oliver Goodrich, of Rocky 
Hill. 

5. Chloe, bom May 23a, 1776, bap. May 23d, 1779. 

6. Joseph Lee, born May 28th, 1779, bap. Aug. 1st, 1779, m. Francis M. Kirby, of 
Litchfield. Col. Joseph L. Smith, died May 27th, 1846, aged 67, at St. Augustine; 
had been U. S. Judge of Florida. 

7. Lydia, bora March 28th, 1782, bap. May 26th, 1782, never married. 

8. Mary, bom July 1st, 1784 ; never married; died April 4th, 1859, at New Haven, 
aged 75. 

9. Ira Elliot, born Dec. 21st, 1786, bap. Feb. llth,1787; never married ; died Sept. 
5th, 1849, aged 63 ; he was a lawyer of considerable ability. Judge of County and Pro- 
bate Courts, and was a leader of the Democratic party for many years in town. 

157. "Mehitabel Kilboukn," to church Jan. 30th, 1780, daughter 
of Joshua and Mehitabel (Mather,) his wife, born April 23d, 1764, bap. 
Aug. 29th, 1764, m. Nov. 24th, 1785, No. (179.) 



184 FIRST CHUKCH 

158. "Jonathan Belden," to church Nov. 12th, 1780, son of Ezra 
and Rebecca (Dix,) his wife, born Jan. 11th, 1750, m. Dec. 29th, 1774, 
No. (159 ;) was a carpenter by trade, but followed farming ; was a man 
of great firmness of purpose ; a self-made man of much intelligence. He 
was an ardent politician of the Jefferson school. He was engaged much 
in public business, and was very capable. He was patriotic, public-spirited 
and liberal. His residence was that now, (1862,) owned by Edmund 
Steele, on Stanley street He owned much of the present village land, 
and was apparently prosperous for many years. He was a captain, and 
so called. At length he became involved in debt, fell under censure of 
the church, became disheartened, and died Sept. 10th, 1824, aged 73. He 
died at the house of David Steele, where his daughter, Polly (Clark,) was 
then living. He was naturally a fine specimen of the " old Roman char- 
acter," and was in his day considered a prodigy of learning. It was said 
of Elizur Hart, the great schoolrmaster, that he (Hart,) knew every thing, 
he knew almost as much as Capt. Belden. The action of the church in 
the discipline of Capt. Belden, was noted ; it was pending a long time, 
and created great excitement. The church took action A. D. 1812, and 
an appeal to Consociation was had 1813. 

159. "Wife of Jonathan Belden," to church Nov. 12th, 1780; maiden 
name, Mary Allen, sister of No. (318,) sister also of No. (708.) She was 
a woman that looked well to her household. " Her children arise up and 
call her blessed." She daughter of Ephraim, of Wallingford, Plymouth 
and Southington, and his wife, Hannah Williams ; she died Aug. 16th, 
1823, aged 72, at the present house of Harlowe Eddy, in District No. 4. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Polly, bom , d. Sept. 9th, 1780. 

2. Jonathan, born , died Sept. 12th, 1780. 

3. Polly, born April 9th, 1780, bap. Nov. 26th, 1780, m. Peb. 14th, 1800, Abner 
Clark, Bee No. (639.) 

4. Ehoda, born Dec. 22d, 1781, bap. March 24th, 1782, m. No. (443.) 

5. Elizalieth, born April 3d, 1784, bap. May 2d, 1784, m. March Uth, 1804, Oliver 
Judd, of John. 

6. Jonathan, born 1786, bap. March 26th, 1786, m. May 1st, 1803, Catharine An- 
drus, ofPhineas. 

7. Infant, bom , bap. April 16th, 1788, died young. 

8. Nancy, born Aug. 31st, 1792, bap. Oct. 7th, 1792, m. May 5th, 1812, No. (370._) 

160. " SiBBEL, wife of Noadiah Brownson," to church, Nov. 26th, 1780 ; 
her maiden name, Horsington, daughter of John, of Southington, and his 
wife, Sarah (Templar,) of Wallingford, born 1745, m. June 5th, 1766, 
Noadiah, son of Elijah Bronson and Abigail (Winchel,) his wife; he born 
Sept. 18th, 1740; he died July 11th, 1803, aged 63, at Kensington, the 
same year his grand-son, Orestes A. was born. They had no permanent 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 185 

location ; liyed. several years at the Nathan Judd house, on the comer east 
of Dr. Smalley's, and south of the Skinner house. 

THBIB CHILDREN. ^ 

1. Sylvester, bom June 7th, 1772, bap. Dec. 3d, 1780, became the father of Orestes 
A., the philosopher. 

2. Sibbil, born March 29th, 1775, bap. Dec. 3d, 1780. 

161. " Collins Ludington," to church Dec. 31st, 1780, son of Dan- 
iel, of East Haven, and Susan (Clark,) his second wife, born about 1749, 
m. Feb. 9th, 1775, Sarah Smith, daughter of Elijah, sen. and his wife, 
Sarah (Grimes.) He built the Whipple house, formerly the only house 
between Alvin North's and Capt. Belden's. He moved to Owego, N. Y., 
at the time our people had the " Wago fever," as it was called. He moved 
his family in the Spring, and came to the Hudson Eiver in the sleigh. 
The people there told him not to cross, for the ice was old and brittle. 
The family walked over and all arrived safe on the opposite bank, where 
they eat their dinner in the sleigh, and while doing so, the ice parted just 
above, and all the river where they had just crossed was clear. They 
cried for joy at their narrow escape. He settled in Candor, where his 
name, 1814, was on their church catalogue. He had a bad corn on one of 
his toes, and cut the toe off with a chisel, and came near dying in conse- 
quence. He used the first two-horse wagon in New Britain, it is said. 
He died 1821, at Candor, N. Y, He was in the war of the Kevolution, 
from Farmington. 

XHGIB CEILIKEN. 

1. Sally, born Feb. 5th, 1777, died July, 17S0. 

2. Anna, bom March 20th, 1781, bap. Aug. 22d, 1781, died young. 

3. Anna, 2d, bom March 20th, 1783, bap. June 15th, 1783. 

4. Sophia, bom , bap. May 29th, 1791. 

5. Sarah, bom , bap. Sept. 14th, 1794. 

162. "John Hinsdale,^' to church 1780, son of Barnabas, jun. and 
his wife, Martha (Smith,) of Hartford, born Aug. 13th, 1706, at Hartford; 
was a blacksmith ; had his shop near his house, opposite the present Meth- 
odist church, in Berlin street. He was a constituent member of Wor- 
thington church, 1775 ; was moderator of the second church meeting in 
their new meeting-house. He came to this place about 1780, having been 
dismissed and received from Worthington church. He m. Nov. 8th, 1733, 
No. (163,) and both were received to Kensington church soon after. He 
was one of the standing committee in Kensington church, 1766. He 
bought the Deacon Josiah Lee farm, (alias) the Skinner place, and owneS 
a large part of that square. He sold 1788, to Dr. Smalley, ten acres and 
sixty-two rods of land. His will is dated July 26th, 1792, names Theo- 
dore, John, Elizabeth, Lucy, Lydia and Elijah. He died Dec. 2d, 1792, 
aged 86. He had made his son-in-law, Samuel Haxt, executor of his will. 



186 FIKST CHURCH 

163. "Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John Hinsdale," to church 1780; her 
maiden name, (Cole,) born at Hartford, probably March 18th, 1709-10, 
to Nathaniel and his wife, Elizabeth (Knight ;) she died July 1st, 1782, 
in her 74th year ; her grave at cemetery, Worthington South. 

THEIE CHILDKEN. 

1. John, born Aug. J9th, 1734; ho died young, Oct. 13th, 1743, aged nine years; 
grave in " Christian Lane." 

2. Elizabeth, born June 29th, 1736, m. April 28th, 1758, David Atkins, of Middle- 
town, Conn. 

3. Theodore, born Nov. 25th, 1738, graduated at Yale, m. Anna Bissell; settled a 
minister at Windsor, Conn., North Society, April 30th, 1766. 

4. Lucy, born July 16th, 1741, m. Jan. 27th, 1763, Samuel Plumb, of Middletown, 
Conn. ; she died Feb., 1791 . 

5. Elijah, born April 1st, 1744, m. Ruth Bidwell; owned the Stephen Lee farm, 
falias,) the Hinsdale place ; extended west to meeting house yard, except the " burying- 
ground ;" he a blacksmith ; also made silk from the mulberry orchard next west of the 
cemetery; he died June 26th, 1797, aged 54. 

6. Lydia, born Aug. 11th, 1747, m. Oct. 4th, 1770, Samuel Hart; she mother of 
"Mrs. "Willard and Mrs. Phelps ," 

7. John, born Aug. 2l3t, 1749, m. Philomela, daughter of Dr. James Hurlburt. He 
father of Col. Hosea Hinsdale, of Winsted. The father buried at Berlin, died Dec. 
9th, 1795, grave at cemetery, "Worthington South. Col. Hinsdale died 1866, aged 91. 

164. "Saeah Fishee," to church March 11th, 1781, by letter from 
West Hartford ; her maiden name, probably Sally Bibbins, or Bevans ; to 
church there Oct. 14th, 1775, and baptized. She married Jan. 20th, 1778, 
Eleazer Fisher, who was a soldier of the Revolution ; had his poll tax 
abated by the legislature, 1777,'on list of 1775, £18, and then resided in 
this place. 

THBIS CHILD. 

Jonathan, born , bap. March 11th, 1781. 

165. "James Booth," to church Sept. 9th, 1781, son of No. (65) and 
No. (66,) born March, 1748, m. Nov. 23d, 1775, No. (166;) his house 
stood where that of John Stanley's does ; his farm bounded north by land 
of Col. Lee, west by Thomas Hart, and south by John Judd, and east by 
highway ; his house was built by Col. Lee, for his son, Theodore. Mr. 
Booth was a plain farmer, and an honest, conscientious, Christian man. 
He died Sept. 18th, 1830, aged 66. 

166. "Wife of James Booth," to church Sept. 9th, 1781; maiden name, 
Thankful Winchel, daughter of Ebenezer, of Torringford, and his wife, 
Thankful (Loomis,) of Westfleld, Mass., born about 1756; is remembered 
as a woman of energy and character; she died Oct. 26th, 1820, aged 64. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. James, born Sept. 11th, 1776, bap. Oct. 7th, 1781, m. Dec. 22d, 1800, No. (338.) 

2. Ebenezer Winchel, born July 3d, 1778, bap. Oct. 7th, 1781, m. June 14th, 18D2, 
Betsey Benham. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 187 

3. Aurelia, bom 1781, bap. Oct. 7tli, 1781, m. Dec. 8th, 1801, Timothy Perciyal ; 
m. second, No. (425.) 

4. Osmyn, bom 1796, bap. July 31st, 1796, m. Dec. 22d, 1819, No. (431.) 

167. "EsTHEE, wife of Joseph Smith," to church 1781 ; this was his 
second wife, m. Sept., 1766, No. (29,) before Dr. Smalley, and was called 
at her marriage to him, Widow Esther Deming, born June 1st, 1720, at 
Wallingford, to Benoni and Esther Adkins ; she died June 21st, 1804, 
aged 84 ; she died at the old tavern stand of her husband, (Seth Lewis 
having bought out the heirs to the estate previous to her decease.) She 
was the widow of Zebulon Deming, of Southington, who was drowned 
May 17th, 1762, (tradition says in the Hudson Eiver.) Her maiden 
name, Esther Adkins, to church in Southington, June 26th, 1737 ; she m. 
Deming about 1740 ; they lived in the north part of Southington. 

HEE CHILDKEN BT FIEST HUSBAND, ZEBULON DEMING. 

1. Anna, bom , bap. Feb. 21st, 1742, at Southington, by Eev. Jeremiah Cur- 
tiss, m. Oct., 1764, at Southington, before Eev. B. Chapman, No. (101.) 

2. Zealous, bom , bap. Feb. 9th, 1746, at Southington, by Rev. J. Curtiss. 

3. Samuel, bom , bap. July 11th, 1756, at Southington, by Kev. B. Chap- 
man ; he died Sept. 14th, 1775, in his 20th year ; his grave in New Britain cemetery ; 
probably died with his mother, at " Landlord Smith's." Zebulon Deming, the father, 
was uncle to John and Chauncey, of Farmington. 

168. "Isaac Lee, jun.," to church Sept. 30th, 1781, son of No. (35) 
and No. (86,) born March 23d, 1752 ; No. (154,) his wife, m. May 25th, 
1773. He was a farmer, and inherited his father's homestead, stiU called 
the old Lee house. ' He was a pious, good man, greatly interested in the 
welfare of the church and society. He owned a large part of the land on 
which has been built the present village of New Britain ; his wife, Abigail, 
died April 9th, 1811, aged 58, when he married second. No. (386.) He 
gave the land on which the second church edifice was built, now called 
"Strickland Hall," and in other ways showed his liberality. He died 
April 11th, 1828, aged 76. 

THEIK OHILDEEN. 

1. Isaac, jun., bom April 13th, 1775, bap. May 9th, 1779, m. Sept. 27th, 1799, 
No. (348.) « 

2. Thomas, born Nov. 28th, 1776, bap. May 9th, 1779, married Oct. 10th, 1797, 
No. (357.) 

3. Almira, born July 17th, 1780, bap. Aug. 20th, 1780, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, Jesse 
Stanley. 

4. Polly, born Dec. 22d, 1783, bap. Feb. 8th, 1784, m. July 11th, 1802, No. ("461 .) 

5. Josiah, bom Aug. 6th, 1786, bap. Sept. 10th, 1786, died Nov. 29th, 1788. 

6. Abigail, bom May 14th, 1788, bap. June 15th, 1788, m. Sept. 7th, 1806, Cyrus 
Stanley. 

7. Josiah, 2d, bom Sept. 21st, 1791, bap. Oct. 8th, 1791, died Oct. 9th, 1791. 

8. Chloe, bom July 24th, 1793, bap. Sept. 15th, 1793, m. Oct. 8th, 1820, Treat 
Deming, of Wethersfield. 

9. Lorenzo, bom Dec. 23d, 1795, bap. Feb. 7th, 1796, died Nov. 7th, 1798, by bum. 



188 FIEST CHURCH 

169. "Stephen Hollistee," to church 1781, born Aug. 6th, 1729 
to Gershom; lived at the south end of Stanley street, near the brick-kiln, 
just north, on the east corner, m. No. (79 ;) he died Aug. 31st, 1800, 
aged 73. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Rhoda, bom May 10th, 1756, m. Sept. 5th, 1771, Joseph Woodruff, jun. 

2. Anna, born June 23d, 1758, bap. July 2d, 1758, m. David Daniels. 

3. Thomas, bom Sept. 10th, 1762, married March 9th, 1786, Sarah Hurlburt, of 
Wethersfleld. 

4. Charlotte, bom June 21st, 1766, m. May 30th, 1787, Edward Patterson, of 
Berlin. 

5. Stephen, jjm., bom Jan. 1st, 1769, bap. Jan. 1st, 1769, m. Flowers. 

6. Sarah, bom , m. April 19th, 1772, Simeon, son of Job Bronson. 

170. "Elizabeth, wife of Col. Isaac Lee," to church Dec. 30th, 1781 ; 
her maiden name, (Grant,) from East Windsor, m. Dec. 30th, 1772, see 
No. (35 ;) she died May 17th, 1782, of small-pox. 

171. " Abigail, wife of Joshua Webster," to church June 23d, 1782, 
daughter of Nathan Booth and Abigail (Steele,) his wife, born Oct. 3d, ' 
1748, m. March^ 24th, 1773 ; they lived on West Main street, and the 
house he built gave place to the present residen9e of Edmund E. Swift. 
He died June 10th, 1798, aged 49, when she married secofid, March 15th, 
1813, Sylvanus Dunham, who lived at the head of Shuttle Meadow. She 
was received to Southington church, 1814, by letter from this church ; she 
returned after the death of Mr. Dunham, to this church, June 6th, 1824, 
and died May, 1829, aged 81, at the alms-house, at Berlin. 

WEBSTER CHILDBEN. 

1. Leonard,bom , bap. July 14th, 1782, went west unmarried. 

2. Abigail, bom , bap. March 2d, 1783, m. March 22d, 1802, Abner Webster; 
she died July 9th, 1823, aged 40 years. 

3. Lucy, born , bap. Oct. 24th, 1784, m. Sept. 27th, 1801, Amzi Stanley, son 
of Col. Gad ; she died Aug. 8th, 1823, and he Aug. 4th, 1823, at Marietta, Ohio ; the 
parents of Maria, wife of Deacon Orson Seymour, of south church, see No. (656.) 

172. "Daniel Ames," to church Sept, 15th, 1782, son of John, of 
Eocky Hill, and his wife, Abigail (Butler,) born Feb. 1st, 1751 ; he m. 
Sept. 7th, 1780, No. (173.) He learned his trade, cabinet-maker and 
joiner, (as was common in those days, to have them combined,) at Eocky 
Hill ; he built the Aaron Eobert's house, and owned the place which he 
sold to Mr. Eoberts, he being a fellow craftsman, having served their time 
as apprentices together. He afterwards built the house in Hart quarter, 
now occupied by Waldo Hayden. He lost one arm by the bursting of a 
gun, 1788, after which he kept achool. He had a kind of vice to hold 
the quill, while he made the pen with one hand. He moved to Southing- 
ton, and lived also in Simsbury ; had a second wife, Lucina (North,) of 
Simsbury. He died Nov. 19th, 1822, aged 71, at Southington. 



OP NEW BEITAIN. 189 

173. "Wife of Daniel Ames," to church Sept. 15th, 1782, Mercy, 
daughter of Capt. John Langdon, and No. (108,) born Sept. 6th, 1761 ; 
she died Sept. 12th, 1817, at Southington, aged 56. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. John, bom Jan. 24th, 1781, bap. Oct. 20th, 1782, died Aug. 30th, 1784, aged 
three and a half years. 

2. Laura, born Feb. 23d, 1784, m. March 25th, 1807, Timothy C. Cressey, of 
Southington. 

3. Anne, bom Apiil 23d, 1786, died April 24th, 1786, aged one day. 

4. Horace, born July 21st, 1788, m. Sophia Loyd ; he a physician at Granville. 

5. John, 2d, bom June 10th, 1790, bap. July llth, 1790, died May 11th, 1806, 
aged 16. 

6. Amon Langdon, bom Aug. 16th, 1798, bap. Oct. 14th, 1798, m. Feb. 17th, 1825, 
Rosanna Hart. 

7. Ira, bom May 7th, 1800, bap. Aug. 17th, 1800, m. May 23d, 1822, Hannah 
Clark, of Southington. 

174. " AsAHEL Hart," to church Jan. 26th, 1783, son of Joseph, of 
.Northington, now Avon, and Anna Barnes, of Thomas, of Southington, 

his wife, born May 12th, 1754, bap. May 25th, 1754, Rev. E. Booge, 
officiating, at Northington. He bought of Elisha Hart, 1791, his new 
house which Ezekiel Wright built, on Farmington road, near Bass River, 
with two acres and ten rods of land, where he hved some years ; he m. 
No. (224.) He was a brick-mason by trade and occupation, a stirring, 
lively man, naturally impulsive. After some years he moved to'the foot 
of « Osgood Hill," on the same road. His wife died Feb. 22d, 1803, when 
he m. second, Jan. llth, 1804, Chloe Booth, daughter of Nathan, sen.; 
she died Feb. 10th, 1807, aged 44; when he m. third, July 29th, 1807, 
Widow Prudence Gridley, of Avon, widow of Stephen ; her maiden name. 
Park. Mr. Hart died at North Granby. Gridley, her former husband, 
was drowned at the whirlpool below Farmington bridge ; he had swam 
the river once safely, when a bet was oflfered that he could not do it again, 
and he was drowned in the attempt. 

THE HAEX CHILDEEH. 

1. Anna, born , bap. May 18th, 1783, m. Samuel Cossett, of Granby. 

2. Beula, born , bap. May 18th, 1783, never married, died at Simsbury. 

3. Asahel, jun., bom , bap. Oct. 3d, 1784, m. in Ohio ; returned and drovirned 
in Farmington. 

4. Joseph, bom , bap. Oct. 28th, 1787, m. Sophrona Hart; second, Laura 
Buel. 

5. Eunice, bom , bap. Jan. 3d, 1790, m. Sept. 15th, 1818, Chauncey Clark. 

6. Azuba, born , bap. Sept. 16th, 1792, m. Apheck Woodruff, Nov. 9th, 1809. 

7. Elizabeth Norton, bom , bap. May 14th, 1795, m. Wakeman Stanley. 

8. Adna Thompson, bora 1796, bap. May 28th, 1797, m. Lydia Woodruff. 

9. Hannah Day, bom March 20th, 1799, bap. May 19th, 1 799, m. Ozem Wood- 
raff, of Avon. 

10. Ezra, born , bap. May 17th, 1801, unmarried, occasionally insane. 



190 FIBSf CEtTECH 

175. "Phineas Pennpield," to church April 6th, 1783, son of No. 
(116) and No. (117,) born June 6th, 1756, m. April 9th, 1778, No. (190 ;) 
he was a farmer, and sometimes cooper ; house on Farmington road, still 
standing, (owned by Thomas Hicks,) supposed to be the house of his 
father. It shows the primitive style of architecture, as well as the action 
of time. He is well remembered as a simple-hearted, honest man, large 
reverence, and strictly conscientious. He died March 28th, 1834, aged 
77. His posterity numerous and mostly pious. 

THEIK CHILDBEN. 

1. Lucy, bom Jan. 26th, 1777, bap. April 13th, 1783, m. April 7th, 1800, Elijah 
Hull, of Farmington. 

2. Abel, born June 3d, 1782, bap. April 13th, 1783, m. Lydia Slater; second, Sally 
Richards; he m. third, April 11th, 1813, Betsey Squire; m. fourth, MindweU Norton. 

3. Nancy, bom July 20th, 1783, No. (457.) 

4. Phineas, jun., bom Oct. 18th, 1785, m. Nov. 25th, 1812, No. (526.) 

5. Salome, bom Sept. 2d, 1788, bap. Oct. 5th, 1788, m.May 13th, 1807, No. (462.) 

6. Minerva, born Oct. 22d, 1798, bap. Feb. 24th, 1799, see No. (527.) 

176. "Ephkaim Eotce," to church April 6th, 1783, from (North- 
bury church, i. e. Plymouth,) son of Ephraim, of Meriden, baptized there, 
July 15th, 1744, m. Oct. 4th, 1764, Abigail Fox, of Cheshire, both to 
church in Meriden, June 23d, 1765, in Northbury, 1773, by letter. He 
m. Nov. 9th, 1780, Widow Abigail Andrews, of this place, widow of Sam- 
uel Andrews, and daughter of " Landlord Joseph Smith." Mr. Eoyce 
was a cooper; lived at the house of his second wife, Abigail, opposite 
Alfred Andrews' present place. He made cedar tubs and pails ; procured 
his stock from the cedar swamp in Wolcott. He was a pious, good man ; 
he died Jan. 5th, 1790, aged 46; his grave in the west and old part of our 
cemetery. 

HIS CHILDREN BT HIS SECOND WIPE, ABIGAIL. 

1. Chauncey, bom Oct. 28th, 1781. 

2. Abigail, bom Jan. 24th, 1783, bap. April 6th, 1783. 

3. Mary, bom May 25th, 1789, bap. July 26th, 1789, m. Nov. 3d, 1807, Amos A. 
Webster; she died Nov. 30th, 1853, at Enfield, Conn., aged 65. 

177. "Mrs. Maet Lee, wife of Col. Isaac Lee," to church Jan. 25th, 
1784, " not by letter of recommendation merely, but upon a particular 
profession of her religious sentiments, &c." Her maiden name, Mary 
Johnson, daughter of Ephraim, of Wallingford. When she married Col. 
Lee, she was the widow of Amos Hall, who kept the great tavern in Wal- 
lingford, in the time of the Revolutionary War. She m. Oct. 9th, 1783, 
Col. Lee, and after his decease she returned to her old home, where she 
died, Dec. 22d, 1810, aged 73. 

178. " Anthony Jddd," to church Oct. 3d, 1784, one of the converts 
of the principal revival in Dr. Smalley's ministry ; son of No. (43) and 



OF NETV BRITAIN. 191 

No. (44,) born Aug. 1st, 1752, m. Aug. 29th, 1792, Kebecca Belden, 
daughter of Ezra and Rebecca Dix, his wife, born March 23d, 1757. He 
was a joiner by trade; lived in the Thomas Hooker house for a time; then 
built the Alvin North house, now moved and occupied by Orrin S. North. 
He moved about 1801, to Owego, N. Y. The parish library was kept at 
his house while the meeting-house was "built over," A. D. 1787. He is 
spoken, of as a kind and worthy man. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Jesse, bom , bap. Nov. I3th, 1785. 

2. Alviu, born , bap.' Aug. 1st, 1790. 

3. Jason, bom , bap. Sept. 8th, 1793. 

4. Almira, bom , bap. May 28th, 1797, see No. (500.) 

5. Selah, bom , bap. Nov. 9th, 1800. 

179. " JosiAH Dewy," to church Oct. 3d, 1784, son of No. (102) and 
No. (103,) born Jan. 6th, 1756, m. Nov. 24th, 1785, No. (157 ;) he taught 
school in early life three winters in succession, in South-east district. He 
lived at the old Dewy house, south of WiUiam Ellis. He was a man of 
eminent Christian graces, especially meekness and kindness. He died 
April 17th, 1838, aged 82. 

THEIB CHILDKEN. 

1. Daniel, born 1787, bap. Feb. 18th, 1787, m. Fanny Shepherd, of Hartford, 
daughter of Capt. Charles. 

2. Esther, bom ,bap. March 30th, 1788, single, died March 7th, 1852, aged 
64, No. (398.) 

3. Franklin, bom 1790, bap. Oct. 17th, 1790, died south, aged 25. 

4. Josiah, bom Aug. 11th, 1792, bap. Oct. 7th, 1792, m. March 2d, 1814, Betsey 
Eeoor; second. No. (488.) 

5. Asahel, bora Nov. 14th, 1794, bap. April 19th, 1795 ; lives in Dorchester, Mass. 

6. Mehitable, bom Jan. 28th, 1797, bap. May 28th, 1797, m. June 2d, 1824, Ed- 
mund Hart. 

7. Seth, born 1799, bap. June 16th, 1799, m. Harriet Sacket, of Westfield, Mass. 

8. Eebecca, born Aug. 26th, 1801, bap. Oct. 25th, 1801, m. April 21st, 1824, Isaac 
Catlin. 

9. Mary, born July 2d, 1804, bap. Oct. 21st, 1804, see No. (597.) 

180. "Widow Comfort Hart," to church about 1784, widow of 
Daniel Hart, of Stephen and Sarah Cowles, his wife, born March 21st, 
1708, and who lived at the northermost house in the parish, at the foot of 
" Clark Hill ;" she was his second wife ; his first was Abigail Thompson, 
whom he married July 18th, 1734, daughter of Thomas and his wife, 
Abigail (WoodrufF;) she born Sept. 3d, 1710, died, when he m. second. 
No. (180,) the widow of Benjamin Stephens, and the daughter of ; 
her maiden name, Comfort Kelsey; she m. Benjamin Stephens, Oct. 20th, 
1740, see Farmington town record. 

CHILDKBN or DANIEL HAKT AND HIS FIKST WIFE, ABIGAIL. 

1. Eldad, bom June 6th, 1735, died May 17th, 1736. 



192 FIEST CHUKCH 

2. Eldad, 2d, bom March 22d, 1736, m. Jnly 8th, 1761, Stephens, daughter 

of Benjamin. 

Sarah, born May 18th, 1742. 

Stephen, born Dec. 8th, 1744, m. No. fses.) 

181. "Elijah Hart, jun.," to church Oct. 3d, 1784, son of No. (52) 
and Sarah (Gilbert,) his wife, born May 7th, 1759, bap. May 13th, 1759, 
m. Dec. 21st, 1780, No. (182;) he lived at the south part of the parish, 
and owned the mills ; was a large farmer and extensive manufacturer of 
corn-meal for West India trade. "Nov. 26th, A. D. 1805, Capt. Elijah 
Hart declared his acceptance of the office of a deacon in this church, to 
which he had been chosen by the brethren, at a previous meeting duly 
warned," and 1807 he was added to the standing committee of the church. 
In 1824, he and his wife took letters of dismission and recommendation to 
the church at Mount Carmel, in Hamden, where he had built a house and 
mill, and where he lived several years. He however returned, and died 
Aug. 4th, 1827, aged 68, by the sting of a bee. He enlisted into the Revo- 
lutionary army, March 18th, 1778, for three years ; was at the taking of 
Burgoyne. 

182. « Wife of Elijah Hart, jun.," to church Oct. 3d, 1784, daughter of 
No. (112) and No. (312,) born Sept. 6th, 1760, bap. Oct., 1760, m. Dec. 
21st, 1780, No. (181.) A modest, quiet woman, of great industry and 
economy; died Dec. 2d, 1835, aged 75. 

THEIE CHILDBEN. 

1. Elijah, bom Feb. llth, 1782, bap. Oct. 3d, 1784, died May 13th, 1802, aged 20. 

2. Selah, bom Not. 6th, 1784, bap. Dec. 12th, 1784, m. Oct. 5th, 1805, No. (454.) 

3. Samuel, bom April 7th, 1786, bap. June 18th, 1786, married March 18th, 1812, 
No. (366.) 

4. Jesse, born April 20th, 1789, bap. June 7th, 1789, m. April 5th, 1810, No. ("397.) 

5. Jonathan, bom Feb. 20th, 1792, bap. April Ist, 1792, see No. (483.; 

6. Norman, born Aug. 5th, 1794, bap. Sept. 14th, 1794, m. Sept. 8th, 1818, 
No. C385.; 

7. Anna, born Dec. 5th, 1796, died young. 

8. Ira, bora July 22d, 1798, m. May 3d, 1820, No. (485.) 

9. Anna, 2d, born Nov. 17th, 1801, diedAug. 8th, 1817, aged 6. 

10. Elijah, 2d, born Sept. llth, 1804, m. March 15th, 1826, No. (723.) 

183. " Bethel Hart," to church Oct 3d, 1784, son of Joseph, of Avon, 
brother of No. (174,) born Nov. 1762, bap. Nov. 28th, 1762, at Avon, by 
Rev. E. Booge, m. June 24th, 1784, No. (243 ;) was a farmer, and later 
in life a peddler ; his house stood opposite of the present house of Elam 
Slater's. He was much gifted in prayer, and was esteemed a pious, good 
man ; was lame late in life, which led him to sell for a living, pewter and 
tin ware. His wife, Huldah, died Sept. 28th, 1810, aged 44, when he m. 
second, May 16th, 1811, Widow Nancy Seely, of Rocky Hill, see No. 
(361 ;) he died Dec. 25th, 1824, aged 62. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 193 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Huldah, bom Oct. 18th, 1786, bap. Dec. 3d, 1786, m. March 1st, 1804, Silas 
Pennfield. 

2. Nancy, bom Jan. 2d, 1790, bap. Feb. 14th, 1790, m. April 26th, 1809, No. (450.) 

3. Sarah Sage, born , bap. July 27th, 1794, m. Feb. 25th, 1816, Heniy, son 
of Seth Root. 

4. Betsey, bora Sept. 28th, 1797, m. May 11th, 1813, Eomanta Woodford, of 
Avon and Berlin. 

5. Lavinia, born Dec. 1st, 1798, bap. Feb. 24th, 1799, m. Dec. 5th, 1819, Silas 
Golf, jun., of West Sprmgfield. 

6. Salome, born Aug. 14th, 1801, bap. Oct. 25th, 1801, m. Jan. 30th, 1832, Henry, 
son of James Jndd. 

7. Adna, bom Jan. 28th, 1804, bap. April 15th, 1804, m. March 20th, 1825, 
No. (509.; 

8. Daniel, born , bap. June 3d, 1806, died June 4th, 1806. 

9. Rosanna, born May 3d, 1807, bap. July 19th, 1807, m. Joseph Yemans ; married 
second. No. ("1,001.) 

10. Caroline Upson, born Sept. 16th, 1809, bap. April 29th, 1810, m. July 3d, 1828, 
No. (912.) 

184. « PoLLT Lewis," to church Oct. 3d, 1784, daughter of No. (88) 
and No. (Ill,) bom Nov., 1765, m. 1786, No. (251;) she bare to her hus- 
band one daughter, and died of consumption, Jan. 1st, 1789, aged 24. 

185. "Widow Elizabeth Claek," to church Nov. 28th, 1784, by 
letter from the first church in Farmington, daughter of Capt. John Newel, 
of Farmington, and his wife, Elizabeth (Hawley;) she was the widow of 
Mr. John Clark, who lived where Omri North does now, A. D. 1864; 
sister of No. (114,) and were next door neighbors. She m. Sept. 2d, 
1742, John Clark, son of Matthew. This family was one of the three set 
off, or rather excepted in the incorporation of the parish. They chose to 
go to Farmington, where it, appears they had always belonged. Mrs. 
Clark came here after the death of her husband ; she was partially deaf, 
and was accustomed to stand in the pulpit to hear. She died Feb. 2d, 
1791, aged 70. He died June 10th, 1782, aged 70. 

THBIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mercy, born 1742-3, m. Dec. 1766, William Wadsworth, of Farmington; she 
died July, 1813, aged 71. 

2. Mary, born Feb. 23d, 1745, see No. (272.) 

3. Marvin, born Nov. 26th, 1746, m. Jan. 18th, 1773, Sarah Woodruff, daughter of 
Abraham, of Farmington Farms. 

4. Dan, born Aug. 11th, 1748, m. Jan. 24th, 1771, Lucy Stanley, daughter of 
Thomas, 3d. 

5. Abel, bom 1751, m. Jan. 6th, 17-74, Abigail Judd, daughter of James, No. (38.) 
' 6. Ruth, born March 19th, 1752, m. Jan. 6th, 1774, Seth Stanley, son of Deacon. 

Noah. 

7. John, bom March 18th, 1754; went to Canandaigua; died 1819. 

8. Huldah, bom 1756, m. Caleb Richard Walker; went to Lenox. 

13 



194 FIHST CHURCH 

9. Elizabeth, bom May 14th, 1758, m. Moses Andrews, jua. ; she died 1840, at 
Montague, Mass. 
10. Jane, born Nov. 20th, 1763, ra. Dec. 21st, 1785, No. (221.) 

186. " Noah Fuller," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, from church in Ken- 
sington, son of No, (V.) and his wife, No. (VI.) bap. in infancy, Oct. 4th, 
1761, A. D. 1785 ; he bought one and a quarter acres, with house and 
barn, of No. (29,j on the corner directly west of the present school-house 
in South-east district, and the same year he bought of No. (63,) one and a 
quarter acres where now, 1865, stands the barn of James P. Moore, which 
land, with a "tan-works and pump," he sold to David Wetherell, 1788, 
and then called himself of Dorset, Bennington county, Vermont. He m. 
Jan. 20th, 1792, at Dorset, Vermont, Lucy Wilson, of Coventry, Conn, 
He died Feb. 19th, 1846, at Dorset, Vermont, in his 84th year. She 
died March 16th, 1855, at Clarkson, N. Y., in her 84th year. 

CHILDBEN. 

1. John "W., born Dec. 14th, 1792, m. Aug. 20th, 1825, Amelia Teryl, at Salina, 
New York. 

2. Alice S., born Sept. 16th, 1795, m. Dec, 1824, (Jebrge Brace, at Dorset, Vt. 

3. Sarah, born Sept. 17th, 1797, m. Jan. 25th, 1815, Horace Johnson:, of Rapert, Vt. 

4. Orson, born Nov. 28th, 1799, m. Sept. 5th, 1822, Eunice P. Smith, at Dorset, Vt. 

5. Alvin,born Feb. 8th, 1802, m. Sept., 1840, Emily White, at Alden, N. Y. 

6. Lucy, bom Feb. 21st, 1804, died June, 1820. 

7. Noah, jun., born March 9th, 1806, m. Jan. IJth, 1845, Margaret Hand, in Va. 

8. Gurdon T., bom Feb. 12tli, 1810, died June, 1819. 

9. Mehitable Y., born May 1st, 1815, m. Sept. 14th, 1842, at Lancaster, N. Y., 
Austin Finney, of Buffalo, N. Y. 

187. " Wife of Samuel Wainwright," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daugh- 
ter of Doctor Isaac Lee and his second wife, Susanna, born April 27th, 
1746, m. Aug. 23d, 1768, before Dr. Smalley ; her name, Mary. Their 
house stood about thirty rods south-east from the residence of John Judd, 
in Hart quarter, and the east side of the house was in the east line of Dis- 
trict No. (4.) Her mother was probably Susanna Cornwell, of Middle- 
town, and widow of Peter Wolcott, when she married Dr. Lee. She (i. e. 
Mary,) died at Middletown, 1832, aged 86. 

188. "Wife of Capt. Hotchkiss," to church Dec. 5th, 1784; her 
maiden name, Penelope Mather, daughter of Joseph, sen. and Anna 
(Booth,) his wife, born May 27th, 174-, m. March 26th, 1764, No. (121 ;) 
she kept house for Dr. Smalley, before her marriage ; her father's loca- 
tion was opposite the WiUiam Patterson house, or the first residence of 
Dr. Smalley. 

189. " Wife of Seth Stanley," to church Dec. 6th, 1784; Euth, daugh- 
ter of John Clark and No. (185,) which see. He built, 1773, the house 
of Martin Brown, (which burned down, I860,) where they lived until 
Feb., 1796, when they moved to Ontario county, N. Y. He played the 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 195 

bassoon in church choir, and composed some pieces of music. His grand- 
son, John Mix Stanley, son of Seth, jun., is the author of the great Indian 
Gallery of Paintings, which has attracted so much attention in the coun- 
try; about 1860, located at Washington, D. C, now, 1863, at Buffalo, 
N. Y. He died May 5th, 1 823, aged 72, at Stanley Corners, N. Y. She 
died Sept. 13th, 1796, aged 44. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Asa, born Not. 21st, 1774, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Tirza Hayden. 

2. Cruger, born Nov. 19th, 1775, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Sally Reed. 

3. Erastus, born Oct. 22d, 1776, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Temperance Smith. 

4. Horatio, born Nov. 24th, 1777, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, never married, died at sea, 
buried at New Haven. 

5. Salma, born Oct. 10th, 1779, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Sally "Welch; second, 
Lois Whitman; third, Rachel Smith. 

6. Nancy, bom Jan. 2d, 1781, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785. 

7. Kata, bom Jan. 15th, 1782, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785. 

8. Janna,* born March 7th, 1783, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Sophrona 

9. Seth, born June 6th, 1784, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785, m. Sally 

10. Ruth, born Nov. 14th, 1786, bap. Jan. 9th, 1785. 

11. Cyrasj bom April 8th, 1787. 

12. Huldah, born March 26th, 1788, bap. June. 1st, 1788. 

13. Caleb "Walker, born Nov. 20th, 1790, bap. Jan. 23d, 1791. 

14. Infant, no name, born March 25th, 1792. 

15. Lucius, bora April 5th, 1793, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Sally Runyan ; second, 
Polly "Whedon. 

16. Elizabeth, bora Nov. 18th, 1794, bap. May 17th, 1795, m. John McKnight. 

190. « "Wife of Phineas Pennfield," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, Lucy, 
daughter of Jeremiah H. Osgood, from Middletown, and Lucy (Churchill,) 
his wife, born May 5th, 1757, m. April 9th, 1778 ; for locaUty and family 
see No. (175 ;) she died Nov. 4th, 1832, aged 75. 

191. "Moses Andrews, jun.," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. 
(53) and No. (54,) born April 7th, 1755, m. No. (192 ;) lived on "West 
Main street, two miles from the village ; the same house "William "Wright 
(now, A. D. 1862,) owns and occupies. He lived one year in the Demas 
"Warner house, on the hiU, north-west of where he built his new one on 
the Quinnipiac, by the bridge. He removed to Montague, Mass., on 
Connecticut River, about 1800, where he died July 20th, 1848, aged 93 ; 
his obituary notice says " one of nine sons, seven of whom were in the 
Revolutionary army." 

192. ""Wife of Moses Andrews, jun.," to church Dec. 5th, 1784; hev 
maiden name, Elizabeth Clark, daughter of John and No. (185,) born !QIay 
14th, 1758; she a resolute, spirited woman, with much force of character. 
She died at Montague, Mass., Dec. 8th, 1840, aged 82. She once came 

* "Written by himself and family, Jonathan, but by Rev. Mr. Smalley, at baptism, 
Janna. 



196 FIKST CHTJECH 

under the censure of the church for assaulting an officer who was arrest- 
ing her husband ; on confession, restored, 1807. 

THEIB CHILDKEN. 

1. Sidney, born March 8th, 1780, bap. Dec. 5th, 1784, m. Oct. 24th, 1804, Mary 
Clark. He a printer by trade. 

2. Noah, born March 19th, 1782, bap. Dec. 5th, 1784, m. Feb. 22d, 1807, Buth 
Griswold ; lived in Ohio. 

3. Buly, bom April 6th, 1784, bap. Dec. 5th, 1784, m. Dr. J. H. Hills, of Farm- 
ington ; lived in Ohio. 

4. Betsey, bom Jane 22d, 1786, bap. Ang. 7th, 1786, m. Wallace; second, 
Handley, in Ohio. 

5. Cynthia, bom Feb. 20th, 1788, bap. March 30th, 1788, m. Barber; second, 
Phiuney, in Ohio. 

6. Kata, born June 8th, 1790, m. Nov. 24th, 1813, No. (470.) 

7. Jesse, bom Oct. 28th, 1792, bap. Jan 6th, 1793, m. Jan. 11th, 1818, S. Alvord, 
of Greenfield. 

8. Nancy, born Feb. 4th, 1796, bap. May 1st, 1796, m. Thomas Eussel; second, 
John Ortt, of Greenfield. 

193. " RoBEKT Booth," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. (65) and 
No. (66,) born June 20th, 1758, m. May 30th, 1782, No. (194,) inherited 
the home of his father, near the present Methodist church ; spoken of as a 
devout Christian and worthy man ; was a large farmer, and died suddenly 
of colic. May 8th, 1796, aged 38. 

194. "Wife of Robert Booth," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, Abigail, 
daughter of William Barton and Abigail (Sage,) of Kensington, his wife; 
she baptized on admission to church ; she married second, Jan. 7th, 1817, 
Constant Welch, of Chatham and Bristol ; she died Jan. 31st, 1831, aged 
64, in this place. 

THE CHILDREN OP ROBEKT AND ABIGAIL. 

1. Salome, bom March 15th, 1785, bap. May 29th, 1785, married May 28th, 1801, 
No. (568.) 

2. Rhoda, born Oct., 1787, m. July 5th, 1810, Ira Strong, of Northampton. 

3. Samuel, born Jan. 23d, 1790, bap. Feb. 28th, 1790, m. May 5th, 1812, No. (365.) 

4. Abigail, bom July 5th, 1792, bap. Aug. 19th, 1792, m. March 17th, 1813, 
No. (557.) 

5. Eobert, born Dec. 8th, 1794, bap. Feb. 1st, 1795, died, aged one year. 

6. Robert, 2d, bom Aug. 1st, 1796, bap. Aug. 31st, 1796, m. Nov. 26th, 1818, 
Sally Whaples ; he died Oct. 23d, 1823, aged 27. 

195. " James Judd," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. (38) and 
Hannah (Andrus,) his wife, born Jan. 27th, 1757, m. 1779, No. (318.) 
He brother of No. (435.) His house, built 1779, still (A. D. 1864,) 
standing, owned and occupied by Henry Judd ; he with his brother, Dan- 
iel, owned and run the saw-mill so long known as " Judd's Mill," which 
they sold to J. Shipman and sons, now near the site o^ 0. B. North's 
factory. He died Nov. 10th, 1822, aged 66. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 197 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Anna, born 1781, bap. Dec. 12th, 1784, m. Nov. 25th, 1802, Joseph Churchill. 

2. Esther, born July 22d, 1782, bap. Dec. 12th, 1784, m. William Steele, jun. 

3. James, born March 12th, 1785, bap. June 5th, 1785, m. Salome Lusk; second, 
Gunilda Bass. 

4. Asahel, born Feb. 1st, 1787, bap. May 6th, 1787 ; lived in Avon, N. Y., 1839. 

5. Samuel, born Jan. 25th, 1789, bap. May 3d, 1789, April 23d, 1822, No. (560.J 

6. Amzi, born May 15th, 1791, bap. Aug. 7th, 1791, m. Jan. 10th, 1816, Susanna 
Hamblin; he died Jan. 13th, 1863, aged 71^. 

7. Hannah, born 1793, bap. June 2d, 1793, died unmarried, June 6th, 1835 aged 42. 

8. Allen, born Sept. 15th, 1795, m. June 10th, 1819, Harriet B. Johnson ; second, 
Sarah Kilby ; third, Rhoda Deming. "^ 

9. Ethan, bom March 25th, 1798, bap. Aug. 26th, 1798, m. Nov. 18th, 1828, 
Melissa Collins. 

10. Heary,bom Jan. 15th, 1801, bp,p. Aug. 2d, 1801, m. Jan. 30th, 1822, No. (498.) 

196. "Isaac Andrews," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. (53) 
and No. (54,) born Jan. 31st, 1757. He was a physician, located in 
Hart quarter, about thirty rods south-east of the residence of John Judd ; 
the old road which ran past the house, closed up, and the house long since 
gone. He m. No. (298;) he died Jan. 11th, 1799, aged 42. 

THEIK OHILDKEN. 

1. Isaac, jun., born bap. May 17th, 1795, died at Now York. 

2. Elizabeth, born May, 1797, died Aug. 24th, 1798, aged fifteen months. 

3. Jesse, born bap. May 25th, 1800, died at Berlin, 1824, Oct. 8th, aged 25 ; 
his grave in cemetery south part Worthington. 

197. " John Andrews," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, a' brother of No. 
(196;) was a physician; taught school in early life; located near his 
father's ; house still owned and occupied by his son, Deacon Milton An- 
drews, on West Main street, one mile west of the village. He was a kind- 
hearted man, and a conscientious Christian. He married May 10th, 1792, 
No. (249,) who died Nov. 13th, 1797, when he married second, March 
16th, 1800, No. (378.) He was of slender frame and constitution, yet 
lived to June 19th, 1839, when he died, aged 82. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Phebe Lewis, born Oct. 28th, 1797, bap. Feb. 4th, 1798, m. March 18th, 1823, 
Asa Cowdry, see No. (497.) 

2. Milton, born Nov. 12th, 1801, bap. April 4th, 1802, m. May 3d, 1827, Charlotte 
Osgood. 

3. John, born Oct. 10th, 1803, see No. (539.) 

4. Abigail Bronson, bom May 16th, 1806, bap. July 6th, 1806, see No. (532. J. 

5. Hiram, born April 7th, 1808, bap. June 26ta, 1808, died Oct. 10th, 1815. 

6. Caroline Porter, bom Sept. 21st, 1812, bap. Oct. 25th, 1812, died Oct. 4th, 1819. 

198. "Aaron Egberts," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of Dr. Aaron 
and Hepzibah (Shepherd,) his wife, born April 20th, 1758, a twin with 
Molly, who died young, born at Middletown. He served his time at 



198 FIRST CHURCH 

Rocky Hill, to learn his trade of joiner and cabinet making, He owned 
the farm (now, A. D. 1861,) belonging to and occupied by 0. B. Bassett, 
Esq., and lived in the old house near, still standing, which he bought of 
Daniel Ames, a fellow-apprentice with him. He was a kind neighbor, a 
good citizen, a liberal man ; had no children. He married Feb. 17th, 
1785, No. (220,) who died Feb. 18th, 1828, aged 70; he married second, 
May 20th, 1829, No. (292.) He gave thirty dollars towards our com- 
munion service, and was otherwise liberal in sustaining church and society. 
He died Sept. 27th, 1831, aged 73. His father and mother lie by his 
side in the old part -of our cemetery. 

199. « Sblah Judd," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. (43) and 
No. (44,) born July, 1763, m. No. (222;) he died 1788, aged 25. 

200. "JosiAH KiLBOURN," to church about 1784, son of Josiah and 
Buth, daughter of John Warner, of Wethersfield, his wife ; born there, 
July 29th, 1730, came to New Britain with his parents in childhood, mar- 
ried May 3d, 1754, No. (78.) It appears from land records that he lived 
with his father, who built the house where Elijah Francis, sen. lived, and 
sold him the farm ; he, Josiah, jun., had after this a small hut where now 
Hiram Smith's barn stands. He then built the Slater house, near Dead 
Swamp, after owned by Joel Smith. He also built a house south-west of 
this, on the Brown place, near the line of the parish. His house was in 
the bounds of Farmington, and both their names appear on the church 
record there, at that date, about 1796. He was an honest, laborious man; 
raised a large family on small means. He lost his property in the war of 
the Eevolution ; struggled hard to buffet the storms of adversity. He 
died 1812, at the alms-house in Berlin, aged 81. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Josiah, born Feb. 15th, 1756, bap. Feb. 22d, 1756, was in the army at 19, became 
a captain, m. Deo. 13th, 1780, Isabella Whaples, daugliter of Daniel. 

2. William, born Jan. 12th, 1758, by trade a clothier, married Sarah, daughter of 
Jedediah Sage. 

3. Anna, born Dec. 24th, 1759, bap. Dec. 30th, 1759, m. No. (174.) 

4. Eunice, bom July 7th, 1762, died Aug. 28th, 1776, in her I5th year, of camp 
distemper. 

5. Lemuel, bom Oct. 7th, 1764, bap. Oct. 14th, 1764, m. Sarah Hastings, of 
Southington. 

6. Urania, born Oct. 17th, 1767, m. Sylvester Higley; second, Shnbel Hoskins,. 
Esq., of Simsbury. 

7. James, born Oct. 19th, 1770, bap. Nov. 4th, 1770; learned the clothier's trade, 
and became an Episcopal minister, and a member of Congress from Ohio, from 1813 
to 1817. He married Nov. 8th, 1789, Lucy Fitch, daughter of John, of steamboat 
celebrity. He became wealthy ; had the title of colonel, and in several respects the 
most distinguished man New Britain ever raised. He was self-made, having ,with the 
advice of his father left his home, Sept. 23d, 1786, to seek his fortune in the wide 
world. He had a second wife, Cynthia (Goodale,) married 1808; he died April 24th, 
1850, aged 80, in Ohio. 



OP NEW BEITAIN. 199 

8, Azubah, bom Nov. 16th, 1772, bap. Nov. 22d, 1772, died Aag. 17th, 1776, aged 4. 

9. Deborah, born , died in infancy. 

10. Amasa, born 1780, went to Vermont, thence to Lower Canada; died 1805. 

201. « HuLDAH Couch," to churclvDec. Sth^ 1784, sister of No. (336;) 
never married ; she was kind and inoffensive and useful. She died Feb. 
15th, 1829, aged 78, daughter of Thomas, of Southington, and baptized 
there, April 14th, 1751. 

202. " Naomi Burritt," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of Elihu, 
of Stratford, and Eunice (Wakeman,) his wife ; she taught school several 
years before her marriage to Noah Stanley, as his third wife. She was 
social and intelligent, possessing a discriminating mind. Their home had 
been that of Deacon Noah Stanley, and (now, A. D. 1862,) is owned and 
occupied by their son, N. W. Stanley. She probably born 1761, at Strat- 
ford, and married in the fall of 1790, before Col. Lee. He was a light- 
horseman in the war of the Revolution; became a substantial- farmer ; a 
man of scrupulous honesty, and firm integrity. He died May 4th, 1 829, 
aged 70; she died Jan. 12th, 1853, aged 92. Mr. Stanley had married 
Lucy Lewis, daughter of No. (88) and No. (Ill ;) she died July 24th, 
1784, aged 23. He married second, Oct. 26th, 1786, Experience, daugh- 
ter of Joshua Wells, of Wethersfield, and Experience (Dickinson,) his 
wife, born Aug. 14th, 1758 ; she died Aug. 9th, 1789, aged 31. 

CHILD BY HIS FIKST WIFE. 

1. Noah, bom March 26th, 1782, died April 2d, 1782, aged eight days. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

2. Lucy Lewis, bom Sept., 1787, bap. March 4th, 1792, see No. (342.) 

3. Pede Wells, bom bap. March 4th, 1792, died March 9th, 1794. 

THIRD wife's children. 

4. Naomi Burritt, born Sept. 24th, 1791, bap. March 4th, 1792, see No. (810.; 

5. Wakeman Norton, bom March 9th, 1793, bap. June 2d, 1793, see No. (475.) 

6. Noah Wells, born Nov. 19th, 1794, bap. May 24th, 1795, see No. (849.) 

7. Jason, born Aug. 12th, 1796, bap. Nov. 13th, 1796, died Sept. 12th, 1803, aged 
seven years, one month. 

8. Pede, 2d, born , died Aug. 23d, 1803, aged five years. 

9. Horatio, bom , bap. July 5th, 1801, died Aug. 19th, 1803, aged two years. 

203. "Abigail Hart," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of No. (93) 
and No. (209,) born Oct. 27th, 1761, m. Feb. 15th, 1781, Jonathan Sey- 
mour, of Kensington, son of Ehakim and Susanna (Judd,) his wife, born 
Oct., 1757; was a blacksmith; built the Saxy Hooker house, in Kensing- 
ton ; had his shop opposite. She was received to Kensington church May 
5th, 1788, her husband uniting at the same date ; they moved west, and 
she died Jan. 1st, 1833, aged 72, at Harford, Pa. He became a deacon 
at Otsego, where he located, and where he died July 26th, 1819. These 
are the gfand-parents of Professor Tyler, of Amherst College. Jonathan 



200 FIRST CHUECH 

Seymour was great-grand-son of Capt. Eichard, of the Seymour Fort, in 
" Great Swamp." 

204. " Mart Ann Mather," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of 
No. (138) and No. (139,) ra. Lebbeus Hungerford; married second, A.ug. 
3d, 1807, David Hills, who had first married Aug. 28th, 1777, Anna, 
widow of John Hart, who died Oct. 30th, 1804. David Hills once owned 
the Lincoln house, where now, 1862, William Harlowe Eddy lives ; he 
then bought the " State house," so called, and last he lived and died at the 
old house of Chester Hart's ; all these in Hart quarter. Mrs. Mary Ann 
Hills was dismissed and recommended, March 3d, 1816, (record of Rev. 
N. Skinner ;) she went "West to her friends. David Hills died June 3d, 
1813, aged 65. 

205. "Stlvia Francis," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of No. 
(91) and No. (92,) born Dec. 12th, 1.763, bap. Dec. 18th, 1763, married 

Hull ; he died, when she married second, Scovil ; she died 

1847, at Charlotte Creek, New York, aged about 84. 

206. " LtJCT Carter," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of Thaddeus, 
of Wallingford and Lucy (Andrus,) his wife, bom 1768; she was given 
to Mrs. Mary Hall, who became the third wife of Col. Lee, and thus came 
to this place ; she married Solomon Smith, son of Elijah, sen. and Sarah 
(Grimes,) his wife, born Dec. 6th, 1767; learned the blacksmith trade of 
James North, Esq. ; they moved to Kensington, where she was received 
to that church, by letter from this, Jan.,- 1790 ; she died June 13th, 1831, 
aged 63, at Wallingford ; he died Sept. 1st, 1844, aged 76. Their mar- 
riage was solemnized by Col. Lee. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Laura, born April 17th, 1790, bap. Aug. 8th, 1790, at Kensington, m. Erastus P. 
Parmelee, Broadalbin, N. Y. 

2. Amos Hall, bora April 11th, 1792, bap. June Mth, 1792, at Kensington, m. 
Philena Benham. 

3. Solomon, born Sept. 26th, 1794, bap. Nov. 2d, 1794, at Kensington, m. Sarah 
R. Eyan, of Woodbury, Conn. 

4. Mary Johnson, born Oct. 11th, 1796, bap. Nov., 1796, at Kensington, married 
Dec. 22d, 1824, Chauncey Clark. 

5. Willis, born July 13th, 1798, m. Olive Smith. 

207. " Wife of Joseph Mather," to church Dec. 5th, 1784, daughter of 
Elihu Burritt, of Stratford, and Eunice (Wakeman,) his wife, born 1750, 
name, Polly; she married at sixteen, No. (217.) A woman of exemplary 
life and Christian deportment. She died Nov. 3d, 1823, aged 70 ; sister 
of N. W. Stanley's mother. 

208. " Billy Hart," so the record, meaning William, (Ed.) to church 
Dec. 5th, 1784, son of No. (93) and No. (209,) born 1772, bap. March 
16th, 1772, graduated at Yale, 1792, m. 1798, Hannah Bridge Campe, at 
Shoreditch church, Wapping, London, England; she born 1765, at Lon- 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 201 

don. He prepared for college with Dr. Smalley ; licensed to preach the 
gospel by Hartford South Association, at Southington, June 3d, 1800. 
His wife died April 30th, 1817, aged 52, at Hartford, Conn. It will be 
observed that he was but twelve years old when received to church, very 
young for that period, and for the usages of that age. He was of feeble 
health and constitution ; of the kindest disposition ; maintained a devoted 
Christian life. He preached only occasionally ; not settled. He had a 
second wife. Widow Joanna Hand, (alias) Joanna Meigs, sister of Return 
J. Meigs, at Madison, Conn. He died Aug. 2d, 1836, aged 64, at Can- 
dor, N. T., with his son, Jonathan. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Hannah Bridge, born Feb. 11th, 1799, m. March 25th, 1818, Henry M. Pratt; 
she died Aug. 15th, 1823, at Marietta, Ohio. 

2. Jonathan Bird, bom Aug. 25th, 1800, m. March, 1823, Elvira Humiston, of 
Plymouth. 

3. Mehitabel, born Jan. 11th, 1806, at Middletown, Conn., m. March 20th, 1844, 
Peter J. Krom, of Candor, N. T., and lives there, 1862, near her brother, Jonathan. 

209. " Wife of Thomas Hart," to church Jan. 9th, 1785 ; her maiden 
name, Mehitabel Bird, daughter of Jonathan, sen. and Hannah (Thomp- 
son,) his wife, born July 15th, 1738, m. Feb. 2d, 1758, No. (93.) She 
was well adapted to the age in which she lived ; industrious, economical, 
and self-sacrificing, Christian habits and deportment; she died March 18th, 
1825, aged 87. She was a sister of Jonathan Bird, M. D., and who was 
also a minister of the gospel ; she was likewise sister of " Zurviah," who 
married Daniel Whaples, and late in life known familiarly as " Aunt 
Viah," and lived in the old school-house she bought and moved from oppo- 
site the present William Woodruff house, to near the bam of O. C. Stan- 
ley. Her correct name, Zeruiah. She was born March 30th, 1734, at 
Farmington ; died at the house of Joseph Mather, May 4th, 1818, aged 84. 

210. "Joseph Hart," to church Jan. 9th, 1785, son of No. (49) and 
No. (50,) born May 17th, 1750, married Nov. 5th, 1772, Huldah Smith, 
daughter of Jedediah, and Susanna (Cogswell,) his wife, born Jan. 4th, 
1749. He built in Hart quarter, next north of his father, the same 
house now owned and occupied by Edwin Francis, which he sold to Oliver 
Gridley, and moved to Nct* Durham, N. Y. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Joseph, jun., born , bap. Sept. llth, 1785, m. Sept. 7th, 1800, Lydia 
North, of Jedediah. s 

2. Luther, born , bap. Sept. llth, 1785. 

3. Huldah, born , bap. Sept. llth, 1785. 

4. Selah, bom , bap. Sept. llth, 1785. 

211. "Abijah Hart," to church Jan. 9th, 1785, son of No. (93) and 
No. (209,) born April 7th, 1764; he took an honorary degree at Yale, 



202 FIRST CHURCH 

1795 ; taught school several years ; married Sept. 22d, 1794, at Middle- 
town, before Eev. E. Huntington, No. (326.) He became extensively 
engaged in merchandize and commerce in^ New York city, firm of Hicks, 
Vanderbilt & Hart ; lost all by French spoliations, and returned to the old 
home of his father, about 1808, where he followed farming. He was a 
man of science and taste, but was called somewhat visionary in practical 
affairs. He lost his first wife, and married second, Oct. 26th, 1826, 
Widow Lucy Dunham, widow of Samuel, see No. (634.) He died May 
3d, 1829, aged 65. 

THBIE CHILDHEN. 

1. Julia Ann, born Sept. Ist, 1795, m. Dec. 16th, 1818, Seth Lewis ; second, 
Oakley, see No. ("765. ) 

2. Caroline Bird, bom April 15th, 1798, in New Tork city, married Dec. 16th, 181 8, 
No. ("478.; 

3. Thomas Giles, born Dec. 2d, 1800; never married ; educated a merchant ; died 
July 26th, 1825, at Raleigh, N. C. 

4. Henry Abijah, bom Aug. 9th, 1805; aphysician; m. April 24th, 1827, No. (607.^ 

5. Samuel Mansfield, bom August 30th, 1807 ; never married; died 1838, see 
No. (686.) 

212. " Lois Andkxjs," to church Jan. 9th, 1785, daughter of No. (112) 
and No. (312,) born Dec. 1st, 1763, bap. Jan. 1st, 1764, m. Nov. 9th, 
1786, Major Justus Francis, of Newington, died 1813, aged 49. She was 
received to Newington church, March 4th, 1777, by letter from New 
Britain. She was the third wife of Major Francis, the mother of a large 
family, and gave place in the midst of her usefulness to his fourth wife, 
who was Widow Euth Barber, of (Wintonbury,) Bloomfield ; her maiden 
name, Ruth Pettibone, and married Aug. 15th, 1815, Major Francis. 
His first wife was Keturah Andrus, of Newington, whom he married May 
2d, 1773 ; she died Aug. 14th, 1780, aged 28, when he married second, 
July 3d, 1783, Mary, daughter of Rev. Joshua Belden, who died March 
5th, 1785, when he married third and fourth as above. He died Jan. 8th, 
1827, aged 76. 

HIS CHILD BT FIKST WIFE, KETtXRAH, DAHGHTEE OP PHINEAS. 

1. Appleton Andrus, born August 9th, 1778, m. Charlotte Webster, daughter of 
David, Nov. 18th, 1805. 

HIS CHILD BT SECOND WIFS, MAET. 

2. Keturah Andras, born March 19th, 1784, died April 9th, 1784, aged one month. 

HIS CHILDEEN BY. LOIS, HIS THIRD WIFE. 

3. Harvey, born Jan. 27th, 1789, m. Abigail Kilborn, Nov. 29th, 1828. 

4. Anson, born Nov. 4th, 1790, m.Almira Owen. 

5. Newman, born June 25th, 1793, m. Octavia Strickland. 

6. Alfred, born Nov. 2d, 1795, m. Nancy Doming, Aug. 25th, 1818. 

7. Cyras, born Dec. 16tb, 1797, m. Sabra Blin ; second, Nancy D. Pratt, No. (493.) 

8. Laura, bom Jan. 23d, 1800, m. Grandison Barber, of Wintonbury, Nov. 20th, 
1816. I 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 203 

9. Brastus, bom Nov. 16tli, 1802, m. Birtha Stoddard, July 17th, 1825, and married 
second, Caroline Stoddard. 

10. Mary, bom June 28th, 1808, m. Orange C. Butler, of Hartford, Mar. 31st, 1831. 

213. "MiLLA Pennfield," to church Feb. 6th, 1785, daughter of No. 
(116) and No. (117,) born May 26th, 1766, at New Haven, m. Nov. 16th, 
1786, Samuel Dickinson, jun., son of Samuel, sen. and Mary (Andrus,) his 
wife ; he was a joiner and cabinet-maker ; lived at the turn of the road, 
next north of Edwin Francis ; he was injured seriously by a cart-wheel, 
seven years before his death ; he died Dec. 16th, 1793, when she mai-ried 
second, Jan. 23d, 1804, Eben Thompson, of Farmington ; she was received 
to that church June 3d, 1804, by letter from Dr. Smalley, (so Farmington 
church record ;) she is called on the church record of New Haven, Emelia, 
and was baptized there June Ist, 1766. 

THBIB CHILDREN. 

1. Milla, bom Aug. 30th, 1787, bap. Oct. 14th, 1787, m. May 19th, 1814, Sylvester 
Hills, son of Chauncey, of Plainville. 

2. Samuel, bom Aug. 9th, 1789, m. Sept. 23d, 1812, Sukey Porter, daughter of 
Shubael, of Farmington. 

3. Blihu, bora Dec, 1791, bap. March 4th, 1792, m. Dec, 1813, ThirzaB. Thomp- 
son, of Farmington. 

214. " Elizabeth Pennfield," to church Feb. 6th, 1785, daughter 
of No. (116) and No. (117,) sister of No. (213^ m. Oct. 29th, 1789, 
Elisha Savage, of Berlin, who learned his trade of joiner and cabinet- 
making of Aaron Roberts. She was dismissed by letter to Worthington 
church, 1789. They removed to Western New York; had sons and 
daughters. 

215. "Isabel Corntvell," to church Feb. 6th, 1785, daughter of 
Capt. Timothy, of Middletown, and Mary (Warner,) his wife; she married 
Ithuel Hill, of Long Island ; she dismissed and recommended to Newing- 
ton church by letter, Nov. 4th, 1787, where she was received. She was 
sister to Stephen CornweU, and No. (296,) of this place. 

216. " IsMENA Hart," to church Feb. 6th, 1785, daughter of No. (93) 
and No. (209,) born 1768, bap. July 17th, 1768; never married ; lived 
and died on the old premises of her father, where (now, 1862, Ira Steele 
lives ;) she was remarkably devoted and conscifentious as a Christian ; gave 
the residue of her property by will to the Home Missionary Society, prized 
at $750. She died Feb. 20th, 1854, aged 86. 

217. "Joseph Mather," to church Feb. 26th, 1785, son of Joseph 
and Anna (Booth,) his wife, m. No. (207.) He served in the war of the 
Revolution, both in land and naval forces ; he was a tanner and shoe- 
maker; learned in Wethersfield; located on West Main street, one and a 
half miles west of the village, (where now is Arma Jerome, A. D. 1863.) 
He was in early life a sailor, in West India voyages. He married second 



204 PIE8T CHtTRCH ' 

July 10th, 1825, Widow Hannah Sage, of Wethersfield, widow of Solo- 
mon Sage. He was later in life an exemplary man ; by industry obtained 
an honest living, and raised a large and respectable family. He died July 
10th, 1833, aged 83. He was a member of the standing committee of the 
church, 1810. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Stephen, bom 1773, m. Oct. 1 2th, 1794, Mehitabel Loomia; he bom in Strat- 
ford ; died an elder of the church in TJtica, 1856. 

2. Eunice, born May 12th,'1775, m. 1797, Asahel Pennfield; she bom at Stratford; 
he bom July 6th, 1 770, to Samuel, of Branford, and Rebecca Scovil, of Meriden, Conn. 

3. PoUy, bora , bap. Feb. 26th, 1785, died Feb. 3d, 1791 ; bom in this place. 

4. Phebe, bom July 30th, 1780, bap. Feb. 26;h, 1785, m. Aug. 31st, 1809, No. (756.) 

5. Betsey, bom Feb. 17th, 1783, bap. Feb. 26th, 1785, m. No. (299 ;) also married 
second. No. (747._) 

6. Naomi, bom , bap. Oct. 9th, 1785. 

7. Folly, 2d, bom , bap. July 6th, 1788. 

8. William G., bom July 19th, 1790, m. March 20th, 1820, Julia M. Vandusen ; he 
died June 13th, 1863, aged 73, atLyden, near Chicago. 

9. Azuba, born , bap. July 2l8t, 1793. 

10. Jerasha, born May 10th, 1793, see No. (379.) 

11. Chauncey, born 1796, bap. June 5th, 1796; never married ; died Feb. 13th, 1819, 
aged 22. 

Note. The father's second wife was Hannah Treat, of Berlin, when she married 
Solomon Sage. Mrs. Hannah Mather died March 4th, 1831, aged 70; grave-stone 
south part of New Britain cemetery. 

■— 218. "Jemima, wife of Joseph Bronson," to church Feb. 26th, 1785, 
daughter of Cornelius Dunham and Dorcas (Woodruff,) his wife, born 
March 5th, 1760; he son of Job, who lived at "Job's Corner," west of 
" Burritt Hill," and from whom that corner took its name. His will is 
dated Jan. 30th, 1783, in which he gives his daughter, Esther Munson, six 
sheep, and twenty shillings. He also gives his daughter, Anna Booth. 
The appraisers to the estate were Ladwick Hotchkiss and Ichabod An- 
drus ; the witnesses to the will were Ladwick Hotchkiss, Mary Smith, and 
John Booth ; his inventory amounted to £72 4s. 8d. 

519. " AzAKiAH Gladding," to church June 12th, 1785, from church 
in Farmington, son of Azariah, of Norwich and Kensington, and his wife, 
Anna (Hudson,) daughter of Thomas, m. March 25th, 1792, No. (269 ;) 
she died ; he married second, Sophia Stone. 

220. " Ruth, wife of Aaron Roberts," to church Aug. 7th, 1785, daugh- 
ter of No. (93) and No. (209,) born Nov. 10th, 1758, bap. Dec. 3d, 1758, 
m. Feb. 17th, 1785, No. (198 ;) she had no children, but adopted others ; 
she died Feb. 18th, 1828, aged 70. 

221. "Jane Clakk," to church Aug. 7th, 1785, daughter of John and 
his wife, Elizabeth (Newel,) i. e. No. (185,) m. Dec. 21st, 1785, No. (413 ;) 
was a woman of vigorous intellect, and kind feelings ; a nice house-keeper, 



OF KEW BKITAIN. 205 

and greatly respected; she died Feb. 16th, 1849, aged 85 ; she had no 
children. 

222. " Elizabeth Andrtjs," to church Nov. 24th, 1785, daughter of 
No. (112) and No. (312,) born June 8th, 1766, m. No. (199 ;) he died 
1788, when she married second, Dec. 16th, 1790, Roger Francis, of New- 
ington, New Britain and West Hartford, son of Josiah, of Newington, and 
Milly (Stoddard,) his wife. He was a blacksmith in New Britain ; bought 
the house (now, 1862, Edwin Francis,) and bad his shop opposite. After 
a few years he exchanged his farm with his brother, Allen, and removed 
back to Newington, to which church she was received by letter, Sept. 4th, 
1791. He subsequently went to "West Hartford, and became a wealthy 
farmer. He died Sept. 16th, 1839, aged 76. She died Sept. 1st, 1845, 
aged 79. 

CHILDREN 0¥ KOGEK FRANCIS AND HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH. 

1. Charles, born Aug. 12th, 1792, died Oct. 17th, 1835 ; never married. 

2. Amzi, born July 31st, 1794 ; became a minister of the gospel ; settled in Long 
Island; married March 10th, 1824, Eliza Talcott, of West Hartford; she died, when he 
married second, Feb. 15tb, 1832, Mary L. Hedges, of Long Island. 

3. Julia Ann, born June 1st, 1807, died April 17th, 1810. 

4. Chester, bom Feb. 21st, 1812, m. Sept. 4th, 1834, Lucy Halsey, of Long Island ; 
he inherits the old homestead of his father, in West Hartford; is a successfal farmer, 
and has been superintendent of their Sunday school. 

223. " Susanna, wife of Elijah Smith," to church Feb. 5th, 1786, 
daughter of No. (43) and No. (44,) born Feb. 7th, 1756, m. July 7th, 
1774; they lived with his father, and cultivated his farm until they moved 
to Owego, N. Y. The house stood, on East street, next north of Leonard 
Belden's, and the same house is now the house of Samuel Kelsey, deceased, 
having been bought when Smith moved west, and moved by Mr. Kelsey, 
in 1814, and fitted up. Elijah Smith, jun., was son of Elijah, sen. and 
Sarah (Grimes,) his wife, born May 30th, 1753; he died Dec. 31st, 1824, 
aged 71^ years, at Candor, N. Y. He was a soldier in the " Army of the 
Revolution ;" was at the battle of Yorktown, and a witness of the surren- 
der of Cornwallis. He kept a diary of these events, which is stiU extant. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, born Jan., 1776, and died Aug. 24th, 1776. 

2. Elijah, bom April 28th, 1777, bap. July 16th, 1786, died June 3d, 1827 ; was 
insane. 

3. Jesse, bom Jan. 31st, 1782, bap. July 16th, 1786, m, Eeb. 2d, 181 5, Esther Hart; 
married second, Betsey Bacon. 

4. Sarah, born April 7th, 1775, bap. July 16th, 1786, died June 12th, 1786. 

5. Selah Judd, bom Oct. 18th, 1788, bap. Jan. 18th, 1789, m. Sept. 12th, 1812, 
Khoda Potter. 

6. James, bom April 20th, 1791, bap. Sept. Hth, 1791, m. Dec. 31st, 1818, Eunice 
Colbum. 

7. Amzi, bom July 16th, 1797, m. Sept. 8th, 1819 ; he died Nov. 22d, 1850. 



206 PIKST CHUKCH 

224. "Anna, wife of Asahel Hart," to church April 1st, 1787, daughter 
of No. (200) and No. (78,) born 1759, bap. Dec. 30th, 1759, m. No. (174;) 
she died Feb. 22d, 1803, aged 44. 

225. " Hannah Bretvee," to church June 2d, 1787, daughter of David, 
of Chatham, and his wife, Hannah (Eddy ;) she became the second wife 
of Ebenezer Steele, jun., about 1789 ; she born June 1st, 1766, at East 
Haddam ; they lived on " Horse Plain," at the corner east of Elam Sla- 
ter's present location. She was neice to Charles Eddy, sen., her mother 
being his sister. He was a feeble consumptive ; lived by peddling pewter 
and tin ware, and raised a large family on small means. His first wife 
was Lucy (Wright,) probably daughter of Ezekiel and Eunice (Neal,) his 
wife, born March 25th, 1763, bap. March 27th, 1763, and probably mar- 
ried about 1775 ; she died, when he married as above. Mr. Steele died 
July 27th, 1812, aged 61, widow Hannah died April, 1842, aged 76, in 
Troy, N. Y. 

riBST wipe's children. 
v. Lucy, born March 3d, 1776, m.Feb. 16th, 1796, Truman Andrus, see No. (265.) 

2. Sally, born , m. March 20th, 1796, John Belden, son of Ezra. 

3. Salmon, bom , m. Nelly Williams, see No. ('406.) 

4. Ebenezer, jun., bom m. in Hartford, and died 1813, at Hartford, Conn. 

5. Polly, born , bap. May 29th, 1791, on account of her grand-mother,' Sarah, 
to whom she was given. 

6. Keziah, born , m. Oct. 16th, 1814, Ehsha S. Lewis, see No. C394.') 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

7. Jason, bora Jan. 15th, 1790, bap. June 26th, 1791, died as a soldier, in the U. S. 
Army, at Sackett's Harbor, in the war of 1812. 

8. Hannah, bora June 1st, 1792, m. Feb. 20th, 1809, Elias Cnrtiss, son of Amos. 

9. Chauncey, born , bap. Aug. 31st, 1794, died unmarried in Philadelphia. 

10. Anna, born , bap. May 28th, 1797, m. Judd Bggleston, of Westfield, Mass. 

11. Matinda, born , bap. April 14th, 1799, died Jan. 25th, 1815, aged 16. 

12. Eliza, born Sept. 27th, 1802, m. Roswell Hart, son of Roger, Feb. 13th, 1826; 
live in Michigan. 

13. Edmund, born Oct. 9th, 1804, bap. Dec. 30th, 1804, m. Oct. 10th, 1830, Lucy 
Newel, No. (689.) • 

14. Infant, born , died Oct. 1st, 1806. 

15. Anna, bom April 15th, 1808, bap. Sept. 11th, 1808, m. Peter Miller, of Troy, 
N. Y., May 12th, 1831. 

226. "Widow Electa Lusk," to church Dee. 7th, 1788, daughter of 
Stephen De Wolf, of Berlin, and Mary (Whaples,) of Newington, his 
wife ; she married Nov. 25th, 1784, Solomon, son of David Lusk, sen. and 
Prudence (Hurlburt,) his wife; they lived on the Farmington road, north 
of " Dublin Hill." In bringing from the mountain a load of wood on a 
sled, in the evening of the 8th of February, 1788, he was caught between 
the load and a tree, where he was found frozen stiff, with his arms up, as 
if protecting himself, or holding the load from turning over on to him. 
He had said the previous morning that the Bible was not true, for it de- 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 207 

clared that the " wicked should not live out half their days," but he had 
more. His widow taught school at the North-west district, for three sea- 
sons next after the death of her husband. She married second, Aug. 29th, 
1793, No. (253,) and moved to Nelson, New York; she died Aug. 27th, 
1858. 



■ ml 



OHILDKBN OF SOLOMON AND ELECTA (dE WOLf) LuSK. 

Saphrone, bora Nov. 20th, 1785, bap. Jan. 18th, 1789, m. Feb. 12th, 1804, 
John Francis, 
r |""i Salome, bom Nov. 20th, 1J85, bap. Jan. 18th, 1789, m. May, 7th, 1805, 
J • I. No. C459.) • 

227. "Oliver D. Cook," to church July 12th, 1789. He was a 
divinity student of Dr. Smalley; son of Aaron, of Northford, in New 
Haven county, and Lucretia (Dudley,) his wife; graduated at Yale, 1786; 
licensed to preach 1789, by New Haven East ; he settled in the ministry 
at New Fairfield, Conn., May, 1792, but was dismissed for bad health, 
Nov., 1793 ; he then engaged successfully in the book-trade in Hartford, 
where he died 1833, aged 65. He was a man of a good spirit, and was 
greatly respected. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1 . Oliver Dudley, born , m. Sarah Belknap. 

2. Edward Pratt, born , m. Anna Kissam, New York. 

3. Laura Sophia, bom , m. William J. Hamersley, New York and Hartford. 

4. Julia Maria, bora , m. Richard Kissam, New York. 

228. " Isaac-Maltbt," to church July 12th, 1789. He was a divinity 
student of Dr. Smalley ; son of Deacon Benjamin, of Northford, and Eliz- 
abeth (Fowler,) his wife, born 1767; graduated at Yale, 1786; licensed 
to preach 1789, by New Haven East, m. Nov., 1790, Hatfield, Mass., 
Lucinda Murray, only child of Gen. Seth, and he settled on his farm. 
He was twice elector of President; was made brigadier-general in 1813, 
and soon after removed to Waterloo, N. Y., with six children, whither he 
was preceded by two of his sons and eldest daughter, as the wife of Rev. 
Ephraim Chapin. A. D. 1860, eight of his children were living and had 
families. He died Sept. 9th, 1819, aged 52, at "Waterloo, N. Y.; his 
widow died June 9th, 1844, aged 73, at Buffalo, N. Y. 

229. "Joseph E. Camp," to church Aug., 1789, a divinity student of 
Dr. •Smalley ; son of David, of Durham, Conn., and Margery (Johnson,) 
of Guilford, Conn., his wife, born April 6th, 1766, at Bethlehem, Conn. ; 
graduated at Yale, 1787 ; licensed to preach 1789, by Hartford South 
Association ; ordain«d 1795, and installed over the church at Northfield, 
Litchfield county ; salary £80 and thirty cords of wood; married Dec. 3d, 
1795, Rhoda Turner, of the same place, daughter of Titus and Sarah 
(Blakesley,) his wife. He died May 27th, 1838, aged 72, at North- 
field. 



208 FIKST CHUKCH 

THBIK CHILDEEN. 

1. Albert Barlow, born Feb, 16tli, 1797, m. Feb. 3d, 1829, Mary Ann Wilder, of 
Kindge; she died 1830; he married second, Frances Ann Steams, of Boston; lire, 
1860, in Bristol; title Rev. 

2. Kalph Garwood, born June 14th, 1799, m. Oct. 29th, 1845, Louisa Ann Clark, 
of Northfield, who died 1848 ; he married second, Jane Fidelia Norton; live in Bara^ 
boo, Wisconsin ; Colonel, Judge, Esquire. 

3. David Bushrod Washington, born Feb. 8th, 1804, married Fanny J. Fox; his 
title M. D. 

4. Elizabeth S., born March 3d, 1807, m. Nehemiah Kimberly, West Haven. 

5. Joseph W., bom March 12th, 1809, m. Lucy A. Brewster; live; in Baraboo, 
Wisconsin. 

6. Jabez McCall, bom June 26th, 181 1, m. Mary Heaton ; lives at Campville, Conn. 

230. "James Kasson Gaenset," to church Sept. 5th, 1790, a theo- 
logical student of Dr. Smalley; bom Dec. 31st, 1769, at Bethlehem, Conn., 
to Solomon and his wife, Sarah (Kasson.) He was licensed to preach 
Oct. 8th, 1790, at Newington, by Hartford South, at the house of Rev. J. 
Belden, and was then said to be from Castleton, Vermont. He is said to 
have preached the second sermon in the village of Canandaigua, N. Y. 
He seems to have left the ministry, for he was chosen sheriff of Ontario 
county, 1806, to succeed Phineas P. Bates. He married April 27th, 
1807, Hannah Trowbridge, of Albany; she died April 7th, 1816, when he 
married second, April 29th, 1821, Electa Howes. He died March 6th, 
1841, in his 72d year, at Pittsford. 

IHEIB CHILDBEN. 

1. Sai-ah Elizabeth, born April 27th, 1808, m. at Pittsford, by Kev. Mr. Mahan, 
Jan. 31st, 1831, Mortimer F. Delano. 

2. Julia Norton, bora Aug. 20th, 1809. 

3. James Augustus, bom Nov. 2d, 1811, died 1848. 

4. Frances Dickinson, born Feb. 17th, 1815, m. Oct. 15th, 1839, Simon Traver. 

SECOND wipe's CHILDKEN. 

5. George Elliot, born Feb. llth, 1822. 

6. Godfrey, bom Oct. 8th, 1823, died Jan. 1st, 1834. 

7. Catharine, born March 20th, 1825, died March 15th, 1848. 

8. Lucy Ellen, born Aug. 12th, 1826 ; she is the authoress of " Irish Amy," &c. 

9. Clara Florida, born Oct. 1st, 1836; these two last live with their widowed 
mother, at Rochester, N. Y., now, 1864. 

The father was chosen a director in Livingston County Bank, N. T., July, 1830. • 

231. "Elizue Hart," to church Nov. 21st, 1790, son of No. (49) and 
No. (59,) born Dec. 25th, 1752, m. Jan. 1st, 1778, No. (232 ;) he was a 
noted school-teacher ; had taught seventeen seasons, and it was said of him 
that he knew almost as much as " Capt. Belden." He was called " Land- 
lord Hart," from his keeping a tavern in Hart quarter, now called the 
" State house," in which was a dancing-hall, occupied for that purpose 
very extensively. It was, however, during the revival of A. D. 1821, 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 209 

used as ardently for a praying and preaching hall. Mr. Hart went, A. D. 
1794, to the West Indies for his health, and died at Kingston, Jamaica, 
aged 42. 

232. " Wife of Elizur Hart," to church Nov. 21st, 1790 ; her maiden 
name, Sarah Langdon, daughter of No. (107) and No. (108,) born Dec. 
9th, 1756; her husband having died 1794, she married second, Seth 
Wadsworth, of Farmington ; she was dismissed and recommended by let- 
ter to that church, 1817 ; she died June 14th, 1822, aged 65, at Farmington. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Sally, bom Nov. 9th, 1778, bap. July 10th, 1791, m. Manly Clark ; second, Mar- 
tin Lee. • 

2. Polly, bom Oct. 5th, 1781, bap. July 10th, 1791, m. Sept. 8th, 1800, John Hills, 
of David. 

3. Sophia, bom Sept. 3d, 1785, bap. July 10th, 1791, m. Franklin Hitchcock, of 
Southington. 

4. Erastus L., bom May 8th, 1787, bap. July 10th, 1791, m. Mary Parmelee, of Go- 
shen ; he M* D. ; began practice in Wolcott; went to Goshen, but settled in Elmira, 
N. Y., where he is an elder in the Presbyterian church, and has an extensive practice 
as physician. 

233. "Anna, wife of Leonard Belden," to church May 1st, 1791; she 
was the second wife, a9d her maiden name, Anna Buck, from Neivington, 
m. Nov. 21st, 1782; she had no children, and died March 16th, 1840, 
aged 94. His first wife was Hannah Judd, daughter of No. (38) and 
Hannah (Andrus,) his wife, born Sept. 27th, 1750, m. Jan. 4th, 1770; she 
died Sept. 10th, 1780, aged 30. She was the mother of his children. He 
was son of Ezra and his wife, Eebecca (Dix,) born Feb. 22d, 1749; lived 
at the old hcane of his father, on East street ; his grand-father's name was 
also Ezra, and belonged in Wethersfleld ; his wife, Elizabeth. His will, 
dated Aug. 10th, 1770 ; he made Ezra, jun., sole executor; he also gave, 
1749, for love to his son, Ezra, jun., in Kensington, Farmington, sixty 
acres of land, and the dwelling-house and barn thereon standing. This 
Leonard died March 18th, 1809, aged 60. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Leonard, jun., born Jan. 4th, 1770, died young. 

2. Hannah, bora July 26th, 1770, m. Thomas Lewis, son of William. 

3. Lydia, bom Nov. 3d, 1772, m. June 22d, 1794, Luther Porter; she died 1847, 
aged 75. 

4. Olive, born Aug. 18th, 1775, m. Uni Wright, see No. (547.^ 

5. Leonard, 2d, bom July 13th, 1778, m. Eoxy Hart, No: (324._) 

6. Ezra, bom Aug. 13th, 1780, died young. 

234. " Widow Ruth Gkidlet," to church May 1st, 1791, daughter 
of Deacon John Lee, of Kensington and Berlin, the widow of John Grid- 
ley, of Kensington ; she came here with No. (238,) her son, and No. (235,) 
her daughter; they botii removed to Bristol about 1799, and the record of 

14 



210 FIRST CHUECH 

that church says they were received by letters from New Britain church. 
Widow Ruth Gridley died Aug. 12th, 1811, aged 91, at Bristol. 

235. " Betsey Gridlet," to church May 1st, 1791, daughter of John 
and Ruth (Lee,) his wife ; she was baptized Aug. 28th, 1757, in infancy, 
at Kensington ; her father died July 2d, 1784, aged 63, at Kensington ; 
she was sister of No. (238 ;) she died Sept. 29th, 1826, aged 69, at Bristol. 

236. " Hannah, wife of Elisha Hart," to church Feb. 5th, 1792 ; they 
lived in a house he bought of Ezekiel "Wright, near the south branch of 
Bass river, on the road to Farmington, and at the head of the road run- 
ning west from Stanley quarter school-house. They moved out of town 
about A. D. 1791, having sold their home to No. (174.) 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Truman, born , bap. May 10th, 1791. 

2. Sarah, born , bap. May 10th, 1791. 

3. Phebe, born , bap. May 10th, 1791. 
4. . Hannah, bom , bap. May 10th, 1791. 

5. Ehoda, born , bap. May 10th, 1791. 

6. Elisha, born , bap. May 10th, 1791. 

237. "Nathaniel Pennfield," to church Feb. 5th, 1792, son of No. 
(116) and No. (117,) born Nov. 14th, 1760,- at New Haven, and there 
baptized Jan. 25th, 1761, (New Haven church record,) married Oct. 22d, 
1780, Eunice Kelsey, daughter of Enoch, sen. and Mary (Bidwell,) his 
wife, born Aug. 22d, 1767, bap. Aug. 28th, 1757. He was a cooper by 
trade and occupation, and also a farmer; lived on "Horse Plain," next 
west of " Job's Corner ;" was a kind, peaceable man, and very industrious. 
His wife, Eunice, died Jan. 23d, 1822, aged 64, when he majried second, 
Oct. 3d, 1822, Widow Polly Rugg, the widow of Matthew ; her maiden 
name, Webb, daughter of David, of Salem, Conn. He was in the Revo- 
lutionary war, at " Horse Neck and White Plains." He died Feb. 6th, 
1838, aged 77. 

THEIE CHILDKEN. 

1. Nathaniel, jun., born Feb., 1781, bap. July lat, 1792, m. Nov. 5th, 1798, 
No. (549.) 

2. Silas, born ,bap. July 1st, 1792, m. March 1st, 1804, No. (341.) 

3. Polly, born Sept. 4th, 1786, bap. July 1st, 1792, m. Aug. 11th, 1801, Shubel 
Curtiss, of Amos. 

4. Eunice, born May 12th, 1789, bap. July 1st, 1792, m. May 22d, 1808, William 
Pennfield, of Jesse. 

5. John, born Oct. 18th, 1791, bap. July 1st, 1792, m. March 12th, 18l5,No. (432.) 

6. Betsey, born April 13th, 1793, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Feb. 6th, 1820, Enos 
Pennfield, of Jesse ; he died, and she married second, April, 183.5, Deacon Joseph 
Langdon, of Sugar Grove, Pa. 

7. Chester, born Jan. 23d, 1796, bap. May 15th, 1796,"m. June4tli, 1820, No. (528.; 

8. Sally, born Nov. 8th, 1800, bap. May 17th, 1801, see No. (496.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. ^ 211 

238. " Oliver Geidlet," to church March 25th, 1792, son of John 
and No. (2S4,) born Nov. 16th, 1751, in Kensington, on the spot where 
Frederic North's farm-house stands. He bought out Joseph Hart, in Hart 
quarter, (now, A. D. 1862,) Edwin Francis. He married Dec. 21st, 
1780, No. (239;) was a gentlemanly man, of good deportment and excel- 
lent Christian character. He moved to Bristol, about 1799, removing his 
connection to that church, where he died Nov. 16th, 1831, aged 80; a 
farmer by occupation. 

239. " Wife of OHver Gridley," to church March ■25th, 1792 ; she was 
daughter of No. (69) and No. (28,) born 1757 ; her maiden name, Mar- 
tha Goodrich ; was dismissed with her husband to church at Bristol, and 
died there, Feb. 11th, 1820, aged 63. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Alva, bom Sept. 18th, 1783, bap. July 22d, 1792, m. Oct. 29th, 1814, Clarissa 
Goodrich, of Kensington. 

2. Laura, born Oct. 25th, 1787, bap. July 22d, 1792; she died Feb. 16th, 1849, 
aged 62. 

3. Huldah, born Jan. 17th, 1790, bap. July 22d, 1792, died Deo. 8th, 1808, aged 19. 

4. Lucy, born April 10th, 1794, bap. April 25th, 1794 ; living, 1863, in Bristol. 

5. Cyrus, born Oct. 25th, 1797, m. Mary, daughter of Samuel Koot, of Plainville ; 
lives in Ohio. 

240. " Solomon Churchill," to church March 25th, 1792, son of No. 
(104) and No. (105,) born April 24th, 1767, bap. June 28th, 1767, m. 
Dec. 30th, 1790, No. (241;) had a twin sister, Sarah. He turned his 
hand to various employments, and lived in various localities ; raised a large 
family on small means. Late in life united with the Episcopa.1 church. 
He died April 27th, 1841, aged 81.. 

241. « Wife of Solomon Churchill," to church March 25th, 1792 ; her 
maiden name, Sehna Hart, daughter of No. (52) and Sarah Gilbert, his 
wife, bom Aug. 30th, 1770 ; she died Nov. 22d, 1845, aged 75. 

THE CHILDBEN. 

1. Solomon, jun,, born Oct. 20th, 1791, bap. April 8th, 1792, m. Dec. 1st, 1812, 
No. C388.) 

2. Amzi, born Dec. 11th, 1793, bap. Feb. 2d, 1794, m. Maria White, of Long Island. 

3. Prudentia, born 1795, bap. May 15th, 1796, died Sept. 24th, 1798, aged three. 

4. Cyrus, born Dec. 15th, 1797, bap. April 1st, 1798, m. Clarissa Bradley, of 
Guilford. 

5. Infant, bom 1799, bap. Sehna Hart, died Nov. 17th, 1799. 

6. Selina Hart, bom March 5th, 1801, bap. May 31st, 1801, m. Andrew Rapelye. 

7. Prudentia, 2d, bom July 15th, 1804, bap. Oct. 6th, 1805, m. 1820, Albert 
"Webster. 

8. Louisa, born Nov. 20th, 1807, bap. Nov. 31st, 1807, died Jan. 5th, 1808, aged 1. 

9. Louisa, 2d, born Feb. 8th, 1809, bap. April 30th, 1809, m. 1833, Ebenezer Evans-; 
she died Dec. 18th, 1862. 

10. Jane Bushnel, born May 20th, 1810, m. Ebenezer Evans, of Southington; she 
died Sept. Uth, 1866, aged 56. 



212 FIEST CHUECH 

U. John, bom Aug. 10th, 1813, m. Emeline Cleavland ; married second, Lucy- 
French, and has one son, Henry Hart, born Jan. 22d, 1834 ; he is living 1863, in New- 
Hartford. 

242. "Anna, -wife of Seth Lusk," to church April 7th, 1793, daughter 
of No. (65) and No. (66,) m. Sept. 6th, 1781 ; he son of David and Pru- 

' dence (Hurlburt,) his wife, bap. Sept. 6th, 1755, at Newington; lived at 
the "old Lusk house," (half of -which, with twenty acres of land, was given 
him, 1788, by his father,) back of " Dublin Hill," on the Farmington road ; 
he was a farmer ; a large man ; he died Sept. 19th, 1823, aged 68 ; she 
died Jan. 28th, 1822, aged 68. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Nancy, bom 1783, bap. June 2d, 1793, m. Sept. 27th, 1799, No. (348.) 

2. Adna, born , bap. June 2d, 1793, unmarried; subject to fits; died May 
10th, 1826, aged 43. 

3. Seth, jun., bom April 6th, 1786, bap. June 2d, 1793, m. July 6th, 1806, Eoxy 
Eecor, of Michael; he died Jan. 3d, 1857, in New York; his -mdow lives, 1862, at 
McComel's Grove, Illinois. 

243. " HuLDAH, wife of Bethel Hart," to church April 7th, 1793, 
daughter of Ebenezer Steele and No. (148,) his -wife, born 1768, see No. 
(183;) she baptized Jan. 3d, 1768, in Kensington; she died Sept. 28th, 
1810, aged 44. 

244. "Reuben Weight," to church May 26th, 1793, son of Judah 
and his wife, Mary (Judd,) bap. July 9th, 1749, at Newington. He a 
carpenter and joiner; learned of his father; married Marck 12th, 1780, 
Martha Gridley, daughter of Ebenezer, of Kensington and Farmington 
Plains, and Zubah Orvice, his wife ; she born April 10th, 1756. He 
built on the Farmington road, north of " Half-way," or " Osgood Hill ;" his 
house burned in the fall of 1790, when he built again. His joiner shop 
stood opposite his house, and has been moved east to the next corner, and 
is the house of Philip Eecor. Mr. "Wright moved west, to Eedfield, 
Oneida county, New York, with his family, in 1803; he died April 17th, 
1841, aged 93. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Gad, bom Sept. 30th, 1780, bap. July 7th, 1793, died in Virginia. 

2. Martin, born Sept. 5th, 1782, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Feb. 22d, 1812, Mary 
Tryon ; he died Sept. 23d, 1865, aged 83. 

3. Keuben, jun., born Nov. 17th, 1784, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. March 10th, 1811, 
Betsey Seymour. 

4. Hannah, bom Jan. 23d, 1787, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Henry Brooks, Jan. 25th, 
1807. 

5. Lois, born July 28th, 1789, bap. July 7th, 1793, m, Feb. 5th, 1812, Michael 
Hinman. 

6. James, bora Oct. 25th, 1791, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Jan. 16th, 1823, Julia 
Strong. 

7. Mary, bom Feb. 13th, 1794, bap. April 6th, 1794, m. April 28th, 1819, James 
Bacop ; she died July 29th, 1864, aged 70. 



OF NEW BEITAIN. 213 

8. Nancy, born April 21st, 1796, bap. May 22d, 1796, died Aug. 22d, 1839, un- 
married. 

9. John, bom , married, and now, 1865, living inDeSoto, Kansas. 

245. " Elijah Andrus," to church May 26th, 1793, son of Elijah, of 
Newington, and his wife, Phebe (Hurlburt,) born Oct. 16th, 1752, married 
March 2d, 1775, No. (252 ;) he a shoe maker and tanner ; learned his 
trade of No. (113;) lived on the road from Stanley quarter school-house, 
.west to Farmington road. He was a man greatly beloved for his kind and 
courteous disposition ; is well remembered for his piety ; he died Nov. 
24th, 1839, aged 87. 

THEIR CHIIiDREN. 

1. Truman, bom Jan. 23d, 1776, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Feb. 16th, 1796, No. (265.) 

2. Ebenezer, bom Dec. 24th, 1778, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Oct. 26th, 1800, Mary 
Griswold. 

3. Josiah, bom June 29th, 1781 . 

i. Phebe Hurlburt, born June 17th, 1783, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Sept, 1st, 1822, 
Harvey Curtisa. 

5. Ira, born Dec. 8th, 1785, bap. July 7th. 1793, m. May 28th, 1807, Amy Steele, 
No. (642.) 

6. Rachel, bom Feb. 6th, 1789, bap. July 7th, 1793, see No. (344.) 

7. Azuba Orvice, bom March 20th, 1791, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. May 10th, 1815, 
Otis Robinson. 

8. Dinah, bom Aug. 21st, 1793, bap. Oct. 6th, 1793 ; is deaf and unmarried. 

9. Abi, bom Aug. 28th, 1795, bap. Sept. 1st, 1795; is blind and nearly deaf. 

10. Benjamin, bom Jan. 8th, 1799, bap. June 16th, 1799, m. June 16th, 1823, Sallie 
Innis, of Philadelphia. 

246. " Beccaeena, wife of William Steele," to church May 26th, 1793, 
daughter of No. (116) and No. (117,) born May 9th, 1763, at New 
Haven, and the town record has her name Rebecca Rena, married Oct. 
26th, 1780. He was son of Ebenezer,. sen. and his wife. No. (148,) born 
1757 ; he lived in part of his father's house, made up of the old school- 
house of the North-west district, which he bought. He was in the war of 
the Revolution, and a noted fifer ; was a short thick set man ; he died 
March 28th, 1825, aged 68; she died April 26th, 1838, aged 75 ; she was 
baptized in New Haven, May 9th, 1763, and is called on their church 
record Rebecca Rhena. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, born , bap. July 7th, 1793, m. July 12th, 1801, Elisha Vaughn. 

2. Billy, bom July 8th, 1787, bap. July 7th, 1793, m. Esther Judd. 

3. Samuel, born , bap. July 7th, 1793. 

4. Rena, bom Feb. 2d, 1794, bap. May, 1794, m. Sept. 25th, 1814, Moses Gilbert, 
see No. (751."; • 

5. Cynthia, born April 8th, 1796, bap. May 22d, 1796, m. Aug. 24th, 1818, No. (646.) 

6. ) "Jemmy," „ fbom , bap. May 19th, 1799, m. Dec. 2d, 1819, Rosetta 
( ^ J Hunter ; he died Jan. 31st, 1849, aged 50. 

7. ( Nancy, I) bom , bap. May 19th, 1799, m. Nov. 4th, 1819, No. 
J ■ L (955.) 



214 FIRST CHURCH 

8. John, bom Feb. 13th, 1801, bap. May 17th, 1801, ra. Dec. 2d, 1822, No. (571.) 

9. Jefferson, born , bap. March 1st, 1804, m. Feb. 16th, 1823, Betsey Goff. 
10. Henry, born April 5th, 1806, bap. June 15th, 1806, m. Nov. 19th, 1827, No. (528.) 

247. "Aaron Hart," to church May 26th, 1793, son of No. (52) and 
his wife, Sarah Gilbert, born Oct, 16th, 1761, m. March 4th, 1790, No. 
(248 ;) was a captain and a farmer ; inherited the old home of his father, 
in the south-west corner of the parish, (now, A. D. 1861,) owned and 
occupied by his son, Horace, but 1862, owned and occupied by Levi O. 
Smith. He was a large, portly man, of stern virtue and integrity. He 
made weaver's reeds, with tools used by his father, and inherited by him 
from his grandfather. Deacon Thomas Hart, of the " Great Swamp" Soci- 
ety. The will or deed conveying the tools, is dated March 14th, 1760, by 
which he gives them to his grand-son, Elijah Hart, jun. 

248. " Wife of Aaron Hart," to church May 26th, 1793; maiden name, 
Sarah Francis, (laughter of Josiah Francis, of Newihgton, and his wife, 
Milly (Stoddard,) born April 6th, 1769 ; possessed a social, genial spirit, 
active and quick, even in old age; she died Jan. 1st, 1847, aged 78 ; he 
died July 2d, 1829, aged 68. ' 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Francis, bom Dec. 18th, 1791, bap. June 23d, 1793, married Dec. 30th, 1812, 
No. (343.) 

2. Chester, born Feb. 7th, 1793, bap. June 23d, 1793, m. No. (489,) and married 
second, No. (490.J 

3. Sarah, bom 1798, bap. April 29th, 1798, died June 24th, 1814, aged 16. 

4. Anson, bora , bap. Aug. 24th, 1800, died May 13th, 1850, aged 50, un- 
married. 

5. Betsey, born 1795, bap. Oct. ISth, 1795, died Sept. 5th, 1798, aged three years 
and a few days. 

6. Betsey, 2d, born Feb. 26th, 1803, bap. June 12th, 1803, m. April 10th, 1822, 
No, (674.) 

7. Aaron, jun., bom Nov. 25th, 1805, bap. April 20th, 1806, m. Nov. 27th, 1827, 
No. (532.) 

8. Horace, bom July 29th, 1808, m. Dec. 2d, 1831, Harriet J. Church, daughter of 
James, of Haddam. 

9. Walter, born , by trade a silver-plater; died Sept. 10th, 1847, aged 40, 
unmarried. 

249. "Phebe, wife of John Andrus," to church May 26th, 1793, 
daughter of No. (88) and No. (Ill,) born , bap. May 15th, 1768, 
m. May 10th, 1792, No. (197,) died Nov. 13th, 1797, aged 29. 

250. "Wife of Nathaniel Andrus," to church May 26th, 1793; maiden 
name, Jerusha Sage, daughter of Deacon Jedediah, of Berlin, and Sarah 
(Marcy,) his wife, born Aug. loth, 1771 ; was his second wife, his first 
being No. (184;) his widow, Jerusha, died Dec. 9th, 1857, at Flint, Mich- 
igan, aged 86. 

251. " Nathaniel Andrus," to church June 23d, 1793, son ol No. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 215 

(53) and No. (54,) bora Oct. 15th, 1762, m. 1786, No. (184;) married 
second, Oct. 3d, 1790, No. (250 ;) he was a farmer ; was in the army of 
the Revolution, at the age of sixteen years ; was above common height, 
well-proportioned, of kind and conciliatory spirit, greatly beloved and re- 
spected. He lived with his father, in the same house, still, (A. D. 1867,) 
standing, when about A. D. 1805, and after the decease of his parents, 
who were very aged, he moved with his family to Whitestown, N. Y. ; he 
died Aug. 27th, 1845, at Flint, Michigan, aged 83. 

THEIR CHILDEBN. 

1. Polly, born Jan. 13th, 1787, bap. April ISth, 1787, m. 1820, Ambrose Cone, 
and died A. D. 1848. 

2. Orpha Sage, born Ang. 12th, 1791, bap. June 30th, 1793, married Major James 
Delibar, 1813. 

3. George, born Dec. 2d, 1793, bap. Feb. 2d, 1794, m. 1817, Polly Walker, and 
lives, A. D. 1863, in Troy. , 

4. Philip, born March 16th, 1796, bap. May 8th, 1796 ; is a machinist, in Chemung, 
Michigan. 

5. Clarissa Sage, born Feb. 5th, 1798, bap. April 15th, 1798, unmarried, died Oct. 
24th, 1828. 

6. Samuel, born July 21st, 1800, bap. March 16th, 1800; lives in West Bloom- 
field, Michigan. 

7. Sarah Marcy, born Feb. 11th, 1802, bap. April 25th, 1802, m. 1820, John Beebe. 

8. LydiaKoot, born March 8th, 1804, bap. AprE 15th, 1804, m. 1824, Eey. Charles 
G. Finney, of Oberlin. 

9. Mary Ann, born March 21st, 1806, m. Thomas Beebe, 1826; she died Oct. 
24th, 1829. 

10. Edward W., born Oct. 29th, 1 808 ; a gunsmith by trade and occupation ; lives 
in Oberlin, Ohio ; married Margaret McMillen ; married second, Delia 

252. " Rachel, wife of Elijah Andrus," to church June 23d, 1793, 
daughter of Ebenezer Gridley, of Kensington and Farmington Plains, and 
Ws wife, Azuba Orvice, born Nov. 10th, 1753, m. March 2d, 1775, No. 
(245 ;) she died Oct. 20th, 1836, aged 83. 

253. "Isaac Goodeich," to church July 14th, 1793, son of Asahel 
and Abigail (Gilbert,) his wife, born Feb. 2d, 1765, bap. April 21st, 1765, 
in Kensington; he was a blacksmith; married March 14th, 1790,, Polly 
Wright; she died March 24th, 1793, aged 26, when he married second^ 
Aug. 29th, 1793, No. (226.) He first established his business in Hart 
quarter. District No. 4, near the school-house, but when the shop of Elijah 
Hinsdale was left vacant by his death, he moved there ; after a few years 
he built a new house and shop on Horse Plain, and subsequently went to 
Avon, and last to Nelson, New York. He died April 19th, 1847, at 
Georgetown, Madison county, New York. He united with the Baptists, 
and became a preacher in that denomination, in the later' years of life ; he 
is spoken of as a conscientious, good man. 



216 FIRST CKUECH 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. James, bom April 20th, 1791, died May 10th, 1791, aged twenty days. 

2. Polly, born April 12th, 1792, died , aged three hours. 

3. Polly, born Aug. 28th, 1795, bap. Aug. 30th, 1795, m. May 17th, 1817, Deacon 
Anson Chidsey, of Atou. 

4. Laura, bom May 8th, 1796, bap. Oct. 2d, 1796, m. June 8th, 1813, Anson 
Kellogg. 

5. Betsey, bora Sept. 21st, 1798, bap. April 7th, 1799. 

254. " Elizabeth, wife of Sage Churchill," to church Aug. 4th, 1793, 
daughter of No. (138) and No. (139,) born Nov. 20th, 1767, m. No. (257 ;) 
she married second, 

255. "David Claek," to church Feb. 5th, 1759, bap. same time; his 
name not on list of members, but is on list of baptisms, as an adult, with 
two of his sons, as his children. He is out of chronologic order from the 
fact that proof of his membership did not appear until this work had thus 
far progressed. He son of , born , married Christian ; 
she died July 30th, 1766, when he married second, March 8th, 1770, Lois 
Andrus, of Wethersfield. 

HIS CHILDKEN BT FIRST WIPE. 

1. Martha, born Feb. 27th, 1746. 

2. David, born , bap. Feb. 5th, 1759. 

3. Bildad, born , bap. Feb. 5th, 1759. 

4. Huldah, born , bap. March 18th, 1759. 

5. Christian, bom , bap. Sept. 13th, 1761. 

256. "Widow Wright," to church Sept. 3d, 1793 ; her maiden name, 
(probably,) Keziah Loveland, when married, Aug. 15th, 1770, to "Mas- 
ter Judah Wright ;" she was the widow of Joseph Crofoot, of Kensington ; 
she died March 20th, 1806, aged 72 ; she was his second wife, the first 
probably, Mary Judd, of Northampton, Mass., who was the mother of his 
children. He lived where his son, Reuben, built, north of Half-way HUl. • 
A. D. 1775, his taxable estate was £30 15s. In 1752, he bought of 
Thomas Stanley, at Half-way Hill, a pitch of eight acres, called the " Flagg 
Swamp," and lies south-west of the house. He was probably son of Judah 
and Mary Hoyt, his wife, of Deerfield, married AprU 4th, 1707. 

CHILDREN OP JDDAH WRIGHT AND HIS PIRST WIPE, MART JUDD. 

1 . Daniel, born , died in the old French war. 

2. Amos, born 25th, see No. CXV.) 

3. Simeon, born , m. March 25th, 1766, Ann Whaples, of Newington.' 

4. Joseph, born Oct. 11th, 1741, see No. (133.^ 

5. Lois, born Sept. 17th, 1744. 

6. Reuben, born , bap. July 9th, 1749, see No. (244.) 

7. Asaliel, born , bap. Sept. 22d, 1751, at Newington. 

257. " Sage Churchill," to church Sept. 3d, 1793, son of No. (104) 
and No. (105,) born Dec. 13th, 1763, m. No. (254.) He when a lad. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 217 

carelessly killed the only daughter of Joseph Wright, with a gun ; she a 
school-girl. He died Feb. 27th, 1813, aged 50, at Lake Champlain ; she 
married second, 

THBIS CHILSBEK. 

1. Aaron, bom , bap. Oct. 6th, 1793. 

2. Bushnel, bom , bap. Oct. 6th, 1793. 

3. Betsey, bom , bap. Oct. 6th, 1793. 

4. Eoxan, bom , bap. Oct. 6th, 1793. 

258. " Lois, wife of Zenas Goodrich," to church Sept. 3d, 1793, daugh- 
ter of Peat. Galpin, of Berlin, and his wife, Lois (Beckley,) born Dec. 
10th, 1758, bap. Dec. 10th, 1758, at Kensington. He was son of John 
and Hannah (Dewy,) his wife, born Nov. 6th, 1763, bap. Nov. 13th, 
1768, in Kensington; was a blacksmith; learned of his father; lived and 
had his shop on the corner west of John Ellis' house; he and family moved 
to New Durham, New York. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Salome, bom , bap. Oct. 27th, 1793. 

2. Chauncey, bom , bap. Oct. 27th, 1793. 

3. Billy, bom , bap. Oct. 27th, 1793. 

4. Hannah, bora , bap. Oct. 27th, 1793. 

5. Lois, bom , bap. Oct. 27th, 1793. 

259. "AsHJER North," to church Dec. 1st, 1793, son of James, sen. 
and Sarah (Seymour,) his wife, born 1741, m. April 29th, 1773, No. 
(260.) He was brother of No. (149 ;) was a very small man, but active 
and quick ; lived west of " Clark Hill," hence " Asher corner," to this 
day ; lived in various localities ; raised a large family on small means. 
He died Feb. 29th, 1816, aged 75. Was a light-horseman in the Eevo- 
lutionary war. 

260. " Wife of Asher North," to church Dec. 1st, 1793 ; her maiden 
name, Betsey Foster, probably of Kensington ; the Widow Betsey North 
was by letter dismissed and recommended Sept. 12th, 1819. 

THEIE CHILDKEN. 

1. Samuel, bom , went south. 

2. Thomas, bom , bap. June 8th, 1788, on account of Thomas Hart; was a 
mariner, in New York. 

3. Asher, born , bap. June 8th, 1788, on account of Daniel Ames ; lived in 
New Torlc. 

4. Betsey, born , bap. June 8th, 1788, on account of Elijah Hart, jun., married 
Samuel Carter. 

5. Edward, bom ; a mariner, died at sea. 

6. Mary, bora Jan. 6th, 1785, m. July 10th, 1804, Elisha Stone; married second, 
David Bael. 

7. Sally, bora July 29th, 1787, m. IraBuel, of Litchfield, see No. (1427.) 

8. James, born , died at Harwinton. 

They had a child buried in Beckley quarter, Dec. 5th, 1773, (the eldest, probably,) 
and not embraced in this list. 



218 FIRST CHUECH . 

261. « Pannt, wife of Nathan Bootli," to church Dec. 1st, 1793, daugh- 
ter of No. (8) and No. (9,) born March 3d, 1753, m. June 24th, 1773 5 
she died Sept. 14th, 1828, aged 74, at Springfield, Mas?., and buried 
there. He was son of No. (65) and No. (66,) born March 1st, 1749 ; he 
owned and occupied the Joseph Shipman place, on Stanley street, in Ship- 
man district, and sold it to Mr. Shipman, when he moved to Granville, 
Mass., where he died Feb. 19th, 1825, aged 76. 

THBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Sylvester, bom , bap. April 6tli, 1794, married a widow in Canada. 

2. Fanny, born Dec. 27th, 1776, bap. April 6th, 1794, m. May 10th, 1797, Oliver 
Stanley, of Timothy. 

3. Nathan, jun., bom May 3d, 1782, bap. April 6th, 1794, m. April 5th, 1805, Ruth 
Bates, of David. 

4. Horace, born , bap. April 6th, 1794, m. Martha Lewis ; he died, aged 24, 
in Cherry Valley, N. T. 

5. Aziel, bom , bap. April 6th, 1794; never married; died at New Britain, 
April 9th, 1853, aged 68. 

6. Mehitabel, born Jan. 13th, 1790, bap. April 6th, 1794, m. Benjamin P. Stiles. 

7. Elisha Smith, born June 8th, 1794, bap. Aug. 17th, 1794, m. No. (648.) 

8. Jeptha, bom , bap. April 7th, 1799, married in the State of New York; 
lived and died there. 

262. " PoLLT Osgood," to church July 6th, 1794, daughter of Jere- 
miah H. Osgood, and Lucy (Churchill,) his wife, born June 5th, 1776 ; 
she married Josiah Beeman, of Fairfax, Vermont. 

263. Widow Sarah Flagg-," to church about 1794; her name not on 
T>r. Smalley's list of members, but on the Deacon's tax-list, for the supply 
of the table, (as was the case with several other known members.) She 
was born at Cheshire, 1724; married June 3d, 1744, Joseph Bill, who by 
a former wife had a son, Joseph ; Joseph Bill and Sarah Clark had a 
daughter, MoUee, born Nov. 27th, 1747, when the father died, and Sarah, 
the widow, married July 4th, 1754, Abijah Flagg, from Sudbury, Mass,, 
(who had a former wife, Mary Stone, by whom he had Eunice.) Abijah 
and Sarah, his wife, lived in Bristol, where she owned the covenant. She 
was received to Kensington church from Bristol, Sept. 7th, 1766 ; from 
Kensington to West Hartford, Jan. 7th, 1781 ; from there, here, as above. 
She died Jan. 15th, 1812, aged 88 years, at the house of Josiah Andrews, 
on Horse Plain. 

CHILDREN OF ABIJAH AND SARAH FLAQO. 

1. Abijah, jun., bom May 5th, 1755, at Bristol; learned tanner's trade; married 
Feb. 7th, 1782, Thankful Seymour; he married second. Thankful Woodhouse; he 
died Nov. 22d, 1842. 

2. Abigail, bom 1757, m. March 18th, 1784, Josiah Andrews, see No. (329.) 

3. Solomon, born 1758, m. Olive, daughter of Zachariah Hart and Abigail Beck- 
ley, his wife. 

4. Dimond, bom July 16tli, 1761, m. Sarah Carrington, of Southington; was a 
clothier; raised a large family in Cheshire, and died there, Jane 22a, 1797, aged 36. 



. OF NEW BRITAIN. . 219 

5. Sarah, born , bap. Sept. 7th, 1766, at Kensington, married Joseph Bill, son 

of Joseph. 

6. Martha, born , bap. Sept. 7th, 1766, at Kensington, married Asahel Hol- 
comb, of East Granby. 

7. Allen, born Jan. 5th, 1771, bap. April 29th, 1771, at Kensington, married Jemima 
Bidwell ; married second; Sally Taylor. He made spinning-wheels in Berlin. 

264. " Abigail Woods," to church July 27th, 1794, daughter of No. 
(87,) and her husband, John Woods. She was brought up at Ensign 
Levi Andrews, and she married Benoni Johnson, of Harwinton ; she died 
1848, aged 82. 

26.5. "LucT Steele," to church July 31st, 1794, and baptized an 
adult same time, daughter of Ebenezer and Lucy (Wright,) his wife, born 
March 3d, 1776, m. Feb. 16th, 1796, Truman Andrus, son of Elijah; she 
died Dec. 19th, 1820, aged 45. He lived in the old home of his father, 
see No. (245.) He died June 18th, 1849, aged 73. He had a second 
wife, married Feb. 17th, 1822, Sally Barnes, by whom he had Benjamin. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elijah, born Feb. 9th, 1797, bap. May 28th, 1797, m". Oct. 1st, 1817, Nancy 
Bronson ; he died 1843. 

2. Miran, born Jan. 18th, 1799, m. Lois Barnes ; he died April 30th, 1845, aged 46. 

3. Amzi, born Dee. 15th, 1800, bap. May 17th, 1801 ; lives in Chester, Randolph 
county, Illinois. 

4. Curtiss, bom May 16th, 1803, m. Almira Barnes, see No. (581.) 

5. Keziah, bom Dec. 6th, 1805, m. May 5th, 1825, Lyman Booth, see No. (555.) 
6; Lucy Maria, bom Aug. 29th, 1808, bap. Aug. 13th, 1809, m. March 8th, 1830, 

Willisim Eugg, of Matthew. 

7. Dinah, born Dec. 20th, 1810, bap. June 2d, 1811, m. Henry Dunbar. 

8. Almira, born Feb. 22d, 1813, bap. March 5th, 1813, died March 7th, 1813. 

9. Tniman Erastus, bom Ang. 18th, 1814, bap. June 18th, 1-814, m. Aug. 19th, 
1839, Mary Montroy. 

SECOND wife's CHILD. 

10. Benjamin, born Nov. 1st, 1822. 

266. "Phebe, wife of Samuel Gladden," to church Aug. 31st, 1794, 
daughter of No. (116) and No. (117,) baptized Aug. 19th, 1772, m. 
He son of Azariah and Anna (Hudson,) of Saybrook, his wife. They 
lived on the road leading to the mountain, from near the school-house, in 
District No. 4, or South-west. He was a stout, heavy-built man, a farmer 
by occupation, but was cut down suddenly by spotted fever, an epidemic 
fatal to many of our people that year. He died Aug. 14th, 1823, aged 
56. His widow married second, Oct. 24th, 1824, Roger Hart, her next 
neighbor. He was son of No. (101) and his wife, Anna (Deming,) born 
1765, married Sibil Robinson, daughter of John, of Middletown, and Mary 
(Strickland,) his wife; she baptized Dec. 18th, 1763; died Jan. 15th, 
1817, aged 53, when he married second, the widow of Joel Tryon ; (her 
maiden name, Lavinia Frisbee;) she died Nov. 22d, 1822, when he mar- 



220 riEST CHUKCfl 

ried third, Oct. 24th, 1824, No. (266 ;) he died July 3l8t, 1828, aged 63. 
Mr. Hart inherited a large farm from his father, but by mismanagement 
it wasted away soon after his first marriage, when his friends helped him 
move a small house from " Strip Lane," which is the one now, 1862, occu- 
pied by Solomon Hamblin. He raised a large family to respectability on 
small means, by industry and economy. , 

Hia CHILDREN BT HIS FIRST WIPK, SIBIL. 

1. Azuba, born July Tib, 1789, m. Allen Goodrich, of Farmington, son of Elias, 
Deo. 13th, 1807. 

2. Betsey, bora Sept. 17th, 1791, see No. (432.) 

3. Polly, born June 5th, 1793, m. Nov. 27th, 1828, Gteorge Cook, son of John and 
his wife, Lucina (Lewis.) 

4. Chauncey, bom Oct. 5th, 1795, m. May 3d, 1821, Polly Markam, of Kensing- 
ton ; he a carriage-maker. 

5. John, bom March, 1798, m. Polly Stephens, of New Haven; he a cabmet-maker. 

6. Ann, born Sept. 6th, 1800, m. Curtiss M. Doolittle, of New Haven, an engraver. 

7. Roswell, born Sept. 1st, 1802, m. Feb. 13th, 1826, Eliza, daughter of Ebenezer 
Steele, jun. ; she born 1 802. [Roswell Hart learned the trade of harness-mater, of A. 
Bodwell, of Farmington, and lives now, 1 862, in Plymouth, Michigan.] 

8. William, born Oct. 14th, 1805, m. Sarah, daughter of Theodore Barnes; mar- 
ried second, Sept. 19th, 1859, Widow Harriet Dagget. 

CHILD OF ROGER HART AND HIS SECOND WIFE, LAVINIA. 

9. Levi, born , went to Illinois. 

HEK CHILDREN BT HEB FIRST HtTSEAND. 

1. Anna, born ,bap. Sept. 21st, 1794, m. Jamin Goodrich. 

2. Phebe, born ■ , bap. June 18th, 1795. 

3. Samuel, born , bap. April 11th, 1798, died May, 1798. 

4. Leva, born , bap. July 11th, 1802. 

5. Samuel Hudson, born , bap. July 23d, 1809, died Sept. 23d, 1810, aged 2. 

6. Biley Ward, born , bap. May 10th, 1812. 

267. "Elizabeth, wife of Reuben Wright," to church Sept. 28th, 
1794, see No. (244,) for her husband and family. 

268. " Sarah, wife of Lewis Seymour," to church Nov. 16th, 1794, 
daughter of Ebenezer Steele, senior, and No. (148,) born March 26th, 
1750, married first, Ezra Belden; she married second, Sept. 1st, 1788, 
as above; he was a Frenchman, taken prisoner of war, with Michael 
DeEecor, and while held as such in Hartford, Mr. Gideon Griswold, one 
of the principal farmers then of this place, paid some debts they had con- 
tracted, and brought them home with him. They both made industrious 
citizens. She and her first husband lived in Rocky Hill, but for some 
cause unknown to us, he left and went to New York State, where he died, 
when she returned to her father's home. She bad one son, " John Bel- 
den," but no child by Seymour. He, Seymour, died Sept. 6th, 1810, 
aged 60. 

269. "Elizabeth, wife of Azariah Gladden," to church Nov. 16th, 
1794; her maiden name, Alderman, of Simsbury, married March 25th, 



-OF NEW BKITAIN. 221 

1792, before Dr. Smalley, No. (219 ;) she dismissed and recommended to 
Kensington church, July, 1796. 

270. « AsENATH Bass," to church Nov. 16th, 1794, daughter of No. 
(153,) bap. Aug. 2d, 1778, m. Nov. 29th, 1798, Charles Eddy, feon of 
Charles and Hannah (Kelsey,) his wife, born March 26th, 1773; he lived 
in the house on West Main street, owned (now, 1866,) by Mrs. Tolles, 
which was built by Elijah Dickinson. Mr. Eddy was ?, stout, tall and 
athletic man ; he died Sept, 1st, 1826, aged 53, when she married second, 
Jan. 1st, 1850, James Fortune, of Wethersfleld ; she died April 8th, 1852, 
aged 74, and he died Aug. 8th, 1855. She was a devout woman. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Eebecca Bass, bom Oct. 3d, 1799, bap. Nov. 17th, 1799, m. June 28th, 1825, 
Albert Norton, of Kensington. 

2. Emeline, bom Feb. 22d, 1802, bap. April 25th, 1802, m. Oct. 12th, Ealph S. 
Comwell ; married second, 

3. William Harlowe, born Feb. 4th, 1805, bap. May 19th, 1805, m. Sept. 23d, 1827, 
Mary Dobson, of John. 

4. Levi, born June 9th, 1809, bap. Aug. 20th, 1809, died Oct. 3d, 1828, aged 19. 

5. Caroline, born Aug. 30th, 1811, bap. Oct. 27th, 1811, m. James H. Webb. 

6. Samuel Henry, bom July 15ih, 1815, bap. Oct. 15th, 1815, died May 7th, 1828, 
aged 13. 

271. " Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Pratt," to church April 29th, 1795, 
daughter of Daniel Whaples' former wife, (Mrs. Mary Hunn,) was bapti- 
zed on admission to church ; had her two children, Lydia and Daniel, bap- 
tized May 4th, 1795, and she died on the 15th of the same month, i Her 
step-father owned and occupied the Pratt, alias Patterson farm. She 
married June 1st, 1787, No. (345.) She inherited one-half of her step- 
father's estate, by will made Aug. 30th, 1780, and her sister, Isabel, who 
married Josiah Kilborn, jun., the other half, abating the use of one-third, 
(alias the jointure,) Mr. Daniel Whaples made, with his last wife, viz. 
Zeruiah (Bird,) before marriage, and one-third part* he gave Mary, the' 
wife of Timothy Lee, and daughter of Widow Mary Hunn, deceased. 
His estate amounted to £889 14s. 2d. He says these heirs by his will 
were called Elizabeth (alias) Betty Whaples and Isabel Whaples, and 
that they were daughters of Mrs. Mary Hunn, alias Widow Mary Hunn, 
deceased, and in this will he says, Betty was the youngest daughter of 
Mrs. Mary Hunn ; the executors to the will were Col. Gad Stanley and 
Lieut. Elijah Francis ; the distributors were Isaac Lee, Lemuel Hotch- 
kiss, and Levi Andrus ; they set to Betty, the Kuth lot, the Green Swamp 
lot, the north dwelling-house and the barn, and made her to share equally 
with Isabel, in the rest of the estate. 

272. "Maet Claek," to church March 22d, 1795, daughter of No. 

* This one-third part of the household goods he received of said Widow Mary Hunn. 



222 FIEST CHURCH 

(185) and John Clark, her husband, born Feb. 23d, 1745 ; she was a 
school-teacher ; had a private school, the first known in the place, on East 
street, in the old Thomas Hooker house, which stood on the west side of 
the road, on the site of Amzi Judd's. She had scholars from Hartford, 
and other places. She was dismissed and recommended to Farmington 
church, 1803; she died Feb., 1814, aged 70; never married. 

273. " HuLDAH, wife of Simeon Lincoln," to church Aug. 2d, 1795, 
daughter of Gideon Porter and Huldah (Hart,) his wife, and widow of 
John Riley, when she married Mr. Lincoln. She had by her first hus- 
band, to whom she was married April 1st, 1773, two children, when he 
was killed or otherwise fell in the war of the Eevolution, at Northampton, 
Mass. ; she returned to Kensington with her two children, and married 
Mr. Lincoln, who is supposed to have come from near Boston, Mass. In 
his deed of four and a half acres by David Hills, he is said to be of Weth- 
ersfield. He was a brick-mason by trade, but chiefly farjner ; built the 
house on West Main street, now occupied and owned by Timothy Loomis, 
and Mr. Revoir in 1863. He' after bought the place where Harlowe 
Eddy owns and occupies, near the school-house, District No. 4, and subse- 
quently-built opposite, the house owned and occupied by Oris ToUes. He 
went to Demerara, West Indies, for a patrimony, but never was heard 
from after. She died Jan. 24th, 1812, aged 59. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Theodore Eiley, born April 7tli, 1775, m. Jan. ISth, 1808, No. (427.) 

2. Electa Riley, born Dec. 13th, 1776, m. Oct. 10th, 1797, No. (356.) 

CHILDEBX BY HER SECOND HUSBAND. 

. 1. John Eiley Lincoln, bom , bap. Sept. 27th, 1795, m. June 21st, 1801, 

No. (319.) 

2. Koxana Lincoln, born , bap. Sept. 27th, 1795, m. June 6th, 1809, Moses 
Peck. 

3. Simeon Lincoln, jun., born April 2d, 1790, bap. Sept. 27th, 1795, m. Oct. 5th, 
1817, Almira Hart, daughter of Capt. Samuel Hart, of Hart street, in Berlin, and his 
second wife, Lydia (Hinsdale ;) she was the seventeenth child of her father, and younger 
sister of the celebrated Mrs. Emma Willard, of Troy. Mr. Lincoln, her first husband, 
was a printer by trade, and died Oct. 4th, 1823, when she married second, Phelpa, 
and now, 1863, resides at the Eutaw place, near Baltimore, in Maryland, 

4. Porter Lincoln, born , bap. Not. 8th, 1801, died Oct. 4th, 1802. 

274. " Benjamin Weight," to church Oct. 4th, 1795, by letter from 
the church in Stepney, son of Deacon Benjamin and Hannah (Holmes,) 
his wife, born July 25th, 1737, at Stepney, m. No. (275 ;) they came to 
this place March, 1795 ; bought the farm of Lieut. Elisha Booth, (now, 
A. D. 1861,) owned and occupied by David Osborne, and by a mark on 
the barn, "T. L. 1761, B.," probably indicates the date and builder or 
carpenter. He had been a captain of militia in the war of the Revolution ; 
also a deacon of the church in Stepney, (alias) Rocky Hill. He was 



OP NETV BRITAIN. 223 

chosen to and accepted the deacon's office in this church, Feb. 1st, 1801 ; 
was a retiring, inoffensive man, and a plain farmer. He died Sept. 23d, 
1813, aged 76. 

275. " Wife of Benjamin Wright," to church by letter from the church 
in Stepney, Oct. 4th, 1795 ; her maiden name, Elizabeth Culver; was of 
Long Island, and driven off by the war of the Eevolution, and took refuge 
in Stepney, where she became acquainted with and married Mr. Wright. 
She died Jan. 21st, 1814, aged 69. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Joseph, bom Oct. 7th, 1779, m. Feb. 3d, 1814, No. (559.) 

2. Huldah, bom , married Isaac Jones, of Hartford. 

3. Rhuhamah, bora , died in infancy. 

4. Rhuhamah, 2d, bom , m. June 20th, 1804, Eleazer "Wheeler, of Vermont. 

276. "Mart, wife of John Lusk," to church Jan. 10th, 1796, daughter 
of Ebenezer Smith, sen. and Mary (Whittlesey,) of Newington, his wife; 
she married Aug., 1763. He had but one eye, the other lost in childhood, 
by sickness ; they lived north of " Dublin Hill." He died June 8th, 1797, 
aged 67 ; she died Dec. 30th, 1819, aged 93. He " owned the covenant," 
Sept. 2d, 1764. No. (XXHI.) 

THEIB OHILDKEN. 

1. Mary, bora Feb. 22d, 1768, bap. Aug. 28th, 1768, married Samuel Stedman, see 
No. (333.) 

2. Eliphalet, born , a brick-mason ; learnedof Asahel Hart; went west. 

3. Rachel, bom , married Bela Judd, son of John, juu. ; she died A. D. 1848, 
in Albany, at the house of her son, Franklin. 

277. "Ltdia, wife of Amos Eichards," to church Aug. 7th, 1796, 
daughter of No. (88) and No. (Ill,) born 1763, married March 23d, 1780; 
he son of No. (95) and Mary (French,) his wife, born April 7th, 1759, 
and died at Lyme, Jefferson county. New York, near Lake Ontario. She 
was probably admitted to church on a sick bed, at the house of Thomas 
Hooker, where now stands the house of Amzi Judd, for she died Aug. llth, 
1796, aged 33, of consumption, only four days after the baptism of two of 
her children, and her admission to church. She had taught school at 
Unionville, and was brought home sick. She had taught school in the 
summer of 1794, in the South-east District. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Adna, born , bap. Aug. 7th, 1796, m. Anna Douglas, of New York State. 

2. Mary, bom Sept. 29th, 1785, bap. May 1st, 1791, on account of Aaron Roberts, 
by whom she had been adopted ; married June 2d, 1 805, Salmon Eno, of Simsbury, son 
of Jonathan and Mary (Hart,) his wife, born Dec. 13th, 1779; lived in Simsbury, but 
built in New Britain, on Washington street; he died April 3d, 1842, aged 62. 

3. John, born , bap. Aug. 7th, 1796 ; learned tin making, of Seth Lewis ; he 
married Mary Britton, of New York State. 



\ 



224 FIE8T CHUECH 

278. "Maetha, wife of Ladwick Hotchkiss," to church Oct. 2d, 1796, 
daughter of No. (37) and No. (73,) born Nov. 25th, 1754, m. May 17th, 
1773 ; he son of No. (67) and No. (68,) bom May 25th, 1752 ; they 
lived in various localities ; he was a soldier of the Revolution ; she died 
Feb. 20th, 1813, aged 59. He was a large man, of quick and compre- 
hensive mind ; he died Dec. 1st, 1823, aged 72. 

THEIB OHILDKEN. 

1. Ladwick, bom Dec. 6th, 1773; learned the blackBmith trade of Jonathan Sey- 
mour, at Kensington, and went west with him, when he moved. 

2. Seth, born June 3d, 1775, m. Temperance Kelly, of Yarmouth, Mass. 

3. Orren, born Feb. 26th, 1778. 

4. Jesse, born Dec. 4th, 1780. 

5. Sally, born Aug. 26th, 1782, bap. June 4th, 1797, m. No. (522.) 

6. Abi, born Aug. 15th, 1784, bap. June 4th, 1797, m. Dec. 1st, 1805, No. (425.^ 

7. Levi, born June 12th, 1786, m. Abigail Jones, of Newburyport, Mass. 

8. Alvin, bom May 1st, 1788, bap. June 4th, 1797, m. Jan. 31st, 1810, Sally Wil- 
liams ; second, married No. (1,094.J 

9. Mabel, born Dec. 11th, 1791, bap. June 4th, 1797, m. June, 1813, Ira, son of 
Luke Bronson ; called later in life, Mehitable ; she died Jan. 13th, 1859, aged 68, at 
Kensington. 

10. Daniel, born Aug. 22d, 1794, bap. June 4th, 1797, died 1821, at Kensington. 

279. "Elbazbr Merrill," to church Dec. 4th, 1796, from the church 
in Newington ; he married May 15th, 1797, No. (280 ;) was dismissed 
and recommended back to Newington the next year, and yet had a taxa- 
ble estate in the list of 1799, of $77, in New Britain parish. 

280. " Wife of Eleazer Merrill," to church from Newington, Dec. 4th, 
1796; her maiden name, Nancy Booth, daughter of Lieut. Elisha and 
Esther (Hollister,) his wife, born Aug. 18th, 1768, dismissed and recom- 
mended back to Newington, with her husband, by letter, June 2d, 1797. 

281. " OziAS Hart," to church June 4th, 1797, son of No. (52) and 
Sarah (Gilbert,) his wife, born Aug. 8th, 1768, m. No. (282.) He was 
by occupation a farmer, yet built and run a saw-mill, on the North branch 
of the Mattabesset River, at the south end of the parish. His residence is 
now owned by Henry North. He had an active, but somewhat erratic 
mind ; a man of stern virtue and integrity ; he died February 6th, 1845, 
aged 77. 

282. " Wife of Ozias Hart," to church June 4th, 1797 ; her maiden 
name, Sarah Lee, daughter of Deacon John Lee, of Worthington, and his 
wife, Sarah Cole, baptized Aug. 16th, 1761 ; she died Oct. 19th, 1829, at 
Holland Patent, New York State. She was grand-daughter of Deacon 
Jonathan Lee, the blacksmith of " Great Swamp" memory. 

THEIR OHILDBEN. 

1. Ozias, jun., bom Dec. 9th, 1793, bap. June 4th, 1797, m. Nov. 15th, 1816, 
No. (410.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 225 

2. John Lee, born , died in infancy. 

3. Emily, born , bap. April 1st, 1798, died April 3d, 1813, aged 15. 

4. Otis, born Feb., 1800, bap. April 20th, 1800, died July Ist, 1819, aged 19, 
No. f408.) 

5. Sarah Cole, born , bap. April 3d, 1803, died Jan. 12th, 1804, aged one 
year and ten months. 

6. Sarah Cole, bora March 27th, 1805, bap. Jane 16th, 1805 ; lives in New Britain, 
unmarried, 1867. 

7. Eliza Ann, born 1808, bap. April 21st, 1808, died May 8th, 1808, ^ged 3 mouths. 

283. " Eleazer Brown," to church June 2d, 1799, by letter from 
Newington church, married No. (284,) and these persons to Newington 
church, 1798, by letter from church in New London ; he to church there, 
1795 ; he probably (says Miss Caulkins,) came to New London from 
Stonington. 

284. " Anna, wife of Eleazer Brown," to church June 2d, 1799, from 
Newington, m. No. (283 ;) she to church in New London, 1794, and had 
their children baptized there in the Congregational church, see New Lon- 
don church record. 

'.ilHILDREN OF ELEAZER BKOWN AND ANNA, HIS WIFE. 

1. Esther, bom ,bap. July22d, 1794, at New London, Congregational church. 

2. Ebenezer, bom 

3. Thomas, born 

4. Isaac, born 

5. Anna, born 

6. Sarah, born 

285. " Widow Phebe BrcSnson," to church Sept. 22d, 1799, daughter 
of Joseph Mather, senior, and his wife, Anna (Booth,) born Jan. 6th, 1748, 
m. Roger Bronson, of Kensington, and moved to New Durham, with Capt. 
Hotchkiss, where he was frozen to death, when she returned and married 
second, Nov. 28th, 1814, Josiah Andrus ; he lived several years on Dr. 
Smalley's farm, on the South Mountain, afterwards on the Capt. Lemuel 
Hotchkiss farm, on the Horse Plain road. She in a fit fell into the fire, 
in an old-fashioned large fire-place, and burned to death, Feb. 21st, 1824, 
aged 76. He had a previous wife, Abigail (Flagg,) whom he married 
March 18th, 1784; he died Oct. 16th, 1824, aged 74. He was a light- 
horseman in the Revolution, and body-guard to Gen. Pulaski, and related 
in after life, many feats of valor. He was a thick-set robust man, but left 
no posterity. He was a brother of No. (245.) His first wife is No. (329.) 

286. " Stephen Gladden," to church Feb. 2d, 1800, son of Azariah 
and Anna (Hudson,) his wife, m. July 4th, 1796, No. (287.) He was 
brother of No. (219.) He died in a fit of apoplexy, in the store of Elna- 
than Smith, Aug. 23d, 1803, aged 31. 

287. " Wife of Stephen Gladden," to church Feb. 2d, 1800; her maiden 

15 



226 FIRST CHURCH 

name, Azuba Warner, born Oct. 4th, 1 778, to Demas and his wife, Rhoda 
(Gridley ;) she was baptized on admission to church. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Infant, born , died Oct. 23d, 1799, aged five months. 

2. Azariah, born , bap. Feb. 16th, 1800, died June 7th, 1800. 

3. Sophronia, born , bap. July 12th, 1801. 

4. Lois Warner, born ' , bap. April 24th, 1803. 

288. " Wife of Chauncey Merrill," to church Feb. 2d, 1800 ; maiden 
name, Polly Hart, bom June 25th, 1770, to Stephen and his wife, No. 
('563,) m. Aug. 1st, 1793) he son of Abraham, of West Hartford; they 
lived north of " Dublin Hill," in a house vacated by David Lusk. She 
died March f2th, 1825, aged 55. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Rhoda Hart, born , bap. March 2d, 1800, married Jan. 22d, 1822, Jerry D. 

Goodrich. 

2.. Mary Hart, born Dec. 30th, 1802, bap. April 24th, 1803, m. Dec. 1st, 1819, John 
Bunce; married second, April 15th, 1827, Augustus Robinson, son of Amos. 

3. Judith Brace, born , bap. June 16th, 1805, m. Sept. 21st, 1826, Austin 
Moshier. 

4. William Walter, born , bap. June 26th, 1808, died, aged^two years and 
six months. 

289. " Wife of Levi Smith," to church Feb. 2d, 1800 ; maiden name, 
Mary Olmsted, daughter of James, of East Hartford, and his wife, Mary 
(Beaumont ;) he was son of Samuel and his wife. No. (89,) baptized Nov. 
14th, 1773 ; he lived in the house by the bridge, next south of Martin 
Brown, in Stanley quarter ; they moved," Sept., 1804, to Sangersfield, 
where he was killed by the rolling of a log, Feb., 1806. She was recom- 
mended to the church there, and married second, 1808, Pliny Nims ; she 
died Sept., 1813, aged 36. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Maria Mercia, born May 1st, 1798, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. Nov. 23d, 1815, 
Sylvester P. Herick. 

2. Norman Olmsted, born March 15th, 1800, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. May 13th, 
1832, Rebecca Mather. 

3. Julietta, born Oct. 9th, 1802, bap. April 24th, 1803, m. 1826, Benjamin Anderson. 

4. Mary Beaumont, born Feb. 9th, 1805, m. 1830, Henry D. Smead. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND HUSBAND. 

5. Abigail Nims, born Dec. 9th, 1 809, to Pliny Nimsand his wife, Mary O. ("Smith ;) 
she married, 1839, Phineas R. Hunt, and sailed for Madras, as a missionary, July 30th, 
1839. 

290. "Wife of Elihu Burritt," to church Feb. 16th, 1800; maiden 
name, Elizabeth Hinsdale, daughter of Elijah and Ruth (Bidwell,) his 
wife, daughter of James, of Hartford, born Feb. 6th, 1775, m. July 20th, 
1793; he was son of Elihu, of Stratford, and Eunice (Wakeman,) his 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 227 

wife, born Dec. 13th, 1765; was in the war of the Revolution; was a man 
of an active and speculative mind, scrupulously honest and moral ; a shoe- 
maker by trade ; learned of No. (217 ;) had his residence at first on Main 
street, where now, 1863, is the house of Mrs. O. C. Stanley; the building 
is still standing, at the foot of " Dublin Hill;", he lived in various other 
localities ; raised a large family on small means. Her father owned the 
lot west of the " Burying Ground ;" had on it a mulberry orchard, and a 
" Silk-house," where the worms were fed and grown, and where the silk 
was reeled and manufactured to such an extent that he obtained a yearly 
bounty from the State for many years. This " Silk -house" was occupied 
by Mr. Burritt and his family until its destruction by fire, when another 
house was built on the north-west corner of the lot, where he died, Jan. 
29th, 1827, aged 63. She was equally well versed in the Bible as in the* 
silk business ; was a woman of strong faith and prayer, and died Aug. 27th, 
1843, aged 68, at the house of Stephen L. Strickland, her son-in-law. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Elijah Hinsdale, born April 20th, 1794, bap. Nov. 2d, 1800, m. Oct. 28th, 1819, 
No. (755.) 

2. Betsey Hinsdale, born July 22d, 1796, bap. Nov. 2d, 1800, m. Aug. 24th, 1829, 
Hezekiah Seymour, of Hartford. 

3. Emily, born Aug. 12th, 1798, bap. Nov. 2d, 1800, m. 1838, Capt. Taylor, of 
Texas, see No. (418.) 

4. George, born Dec. 5th, 1800, bap. Nov. 29th, 1801, died Aug. 22d, 1822, in 
Georgia, aged 22. 

-5. Mary, born Eeb. 18th, 1803, bap. May 20th, 1804, m. May 26th, 1825, William 
Williams, of Kensington. 

6. William, born July 8th, 1805, bap. Dec. 1st, 1805, m. May 5th, 1826, Clarissa 
Cole, of Kensington. 

7. Isaac, born May 31st, 1808, bap. Oct. 23d, 1808, m. Oct. 16th, 1832, Nancy 
Barnes, see No. (59S.) 

8. Elihu, born Dec. 8th, 1810, bap. Dec. 1st, 1811, seeNo. (584.) 

9. Eunice Wakcman, born May 2d, 1813, bap. Nov. 30th, 1817, see No. (599._) 
10. Almira Bidwell, born July 27th, 1816, bap. Nov. 30th, 1817, see No. (855.) 

291. "Polly Ceandall," to church Feb. 16th, 1800, daughter of 
'Crandall, of Norwich, and Molly (Bill,) who was half-sister of 

Abigail Flagg, who married Josiah Andrus. She, Polly, taught school- 
several seasons, in the South-west district of New Britain, A. D. 1795, 
and later. She married Michael Gillet, of New Hartford, and they moved 
to Prattsburgh, New York, where they died childless. 

292. " Maey Hakt," to church March 30th, 1800, daughter of No. 
(118) and No. (119,) born Aug. 5th, 1769, married Dec. 24th, 1806, 
Eliphalet Wadsworth, of Farmington ; he died Jan. 21st, 1823, aged 75, 
when she married second, May 20th, 1829, No. (198 ;) she removed her 
connection from this to Farmington church, April 5th, 1807, but was 
recommended back by letter Oct. 4th, 1829 ; she was a very discreet. 



228 riEST CHURCH 

patient and good woman ; was removed again to Farmington church, by 
letter Aug., 1834; she died Nov. 11th, 1847, aged 78 ; grave in Farm- 
ington, 0I4 cemetery, on the hill. 

293. "James Hart," to church March 30th, 1800, son of No. (118) 
and (119,) born May 22d,' 1773, married June, 1793, No. (294;) he built 
opposite his father, in Hart quarter ; a farmer by occupation ; his house 
disappeared, and his family was scattered; he died March 29th, 1813, 
aged 40 ; had fallen under censure of the church, for intemperate habits. 

294. " Wife of James Hart," to church March 30th, 1800; her maiden 
name was Sylvia, daughter of No. (116) and No. (117,) married June, 
1793, No. ('293 ;) he died March 29th, 1813, when she married second, 
Jan. 7th, 1818, John Wyard, of Wolcott, and she was recommended by 
letter to that church. 

THE HART FAMILY CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, born May 13th, 1796, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. Nov. 25th, 1818, John C. 
Root, of Farmington. 

2. Ethan, born Sept., 1799, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. Nov. 3d, 1819, Martha Wyard. 

3. Clarissa, born Feb. 22d, 1803, bap. June 12th, 1803, m. Jane, 1822, Enos 
Beckwith. 

4. Harriet, bom Oct. 6th, 1806, bap. May 31st, 1807, m. April, 1821, William 
McCreary. 

5. Mary, born Jan., 1810, bap. Oct. 7th, 1810, m. June, 1831, George McLaughlin. 

6. James, born March, 1812, bap. June 27th, 1813, as son of Widow Sylvia Hart, 
died Nov., 1819, aged 7. 

. 295. " Wife of William Smith," to church March 30th, 1800, daughter 
of No. (88) and No. (Ill,) married Nov. 6th, 1796, No. (337;) she died 
Feb. 4th, 1810, aged 34, of consumption ; a disease common and fatal to 
the Lewis family, with some few exceptions ; she was attractive in person 
and deportment. 

296. "Robert Cornwall," to church April 20th, 1800, son of Capt. 
Timothy, of Middletown, and his wife, Mary (Warner,) born Aug. 30th, 
1757, married March 3d, 1785, No. (297 ;) he was brother of No. (215 ;) 
was a cooper by trade ; his house, that (now, A. D. 1862,) owned and 
occupied by Charles L. Baldwin, in Hart quarter, where he had his shop, 
opposite his house, and where he kept a tavern several years, after the 
Middletown and Berlin turnpike was constructed, in A. D. 1810. He 
was a plain, honest man, of common size ; maintained a consistent. Chris- 
tian life, and died Oct. 5th, 1819, aged 62 ; latter part of life, somewhat 
deaf. 

297. "Wife of Eobert Cornwall," to church April 20th, 1800, daughter 
of No. (52) and Sarah (Gilbert,) his wife, born Feb. 21st, 1765, married 
March 3d, 1785, No. (296;) was a discreet, worthy woman,and died Sept. 
15th, 1846, aged 81. 



OP NETV BEITAIN. 229 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sally Gilbert, born June 2d, 1786, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. Oct. 1st, 1812, Eras- 
tus Storrs, a jeweller. 

2. Robert, born Oct. 7th, 1788, died Aug. 30th, 1798, aged 10. 

3. George, born Nov. 7th, 1791, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. Aug. 24th, 1815, Hannah 
Hooker, of William. 

4. Chauncey, born Sept. 22d, 1795, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. July 15th, 1819, 
No. (404.) 

5. Mary, born July 12th, 1798, bap. May 25th, 1800, m. April 4th, 1816, Moses W. 
Beckley. 

6. Robert, born Aug. 16tb, 1801, bap. Oct. 18th, 1801, see No. (798.) 

7. Julia Ann, born Teh. 16tb, 1804, m. Oct. 3d, 1821, Harvey Dunham, jun., of 
Southington. 

298. " Betsey, widow of Dr. Isaac Andrews," to church April 20th, 
1800; maiden name, Talbot; she had a sister, Hope; was the wife of No. 
(196,) but after his death married second, on the 26th of April, 1806, 
Elijah Loveland, of Berlin, a tavern-keeper ; probably dismissed and 
recommended to Berlin church, 1806, but no record of either church shows 
the date ; her maiden name is on Berlin church catalogue, incorrectly 
called Percival. 

299. "Levi Wells," to church Aug. 3d, 1800, by letter from the 
church in Newington, son of Elisha and Lydia (Deming,) his wife, born 
1764, at Hartford Rocky Hill, married Dec. 9th, 1790, No. (300 ;) they 
both to Newington church, Dec. 9th, 1797. He bought out the farm of 
Timothy Kilbourn, and moved to New Britain, in the spring of 1800; the 
house stood opposite the present residence of his son, Plorace ; he was an 
industrious farmer; his wife, Hannah, died March 1st, 1809, aged 39, 
when he married second, Nov. 21st, 1813, No. (334;) he died Oct. 23d, 
1823, in his 59th year, of spotted fever, a disease that year fatal to many 
of our people. 

300. "Wife of Levi Wells," to church Aug. 3d, 1800; her maiden 
name, Hannah Wells, daughter of Capt. Robert, jun. of Newington, and 
his wife, Abigail (Hurlburt;) she died March 1st, 1809, aged 89; born 
1770, at Newington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, born Oct. 24th, 1792, bap. June 12th, 1797, at Newington, see No. (368.) 

2. Levi, born Sept. 7th, 1793, bap. June 12th, 1797, married Ann Ames; lived in 
Illinois ; died there. 

3. Horace, born Aug. 11th, 1795, bap. June 12th, 1797, see No. (511.) 

4. Hannah, born Aug. 1797, bap. May 27th, 1798, m. Sept. 19th, 1821, No. (481,) 
in Newington. 

5. Blva, bom Sept. Uth, 1800, bap. Nov. 9th, 1800, m. May 12th, 1824, No. (481.) 

6. Lemuel Watts, born July 4th, 1803, bap. Sept. 25th, 1803, see No. (512.) 

7. Marilla, born Sept. 26th, 1805, bap. Aug. 17th, 1806, see No. (491. J 

301. "Widow Eunice Bureitt," to church Oct. 5th, 1800; she was 
the mother of Elihu, the widow of Elihu, sen. ; her maiden name, Wake- 



230 FIRST CHTTRCH 

man, daughter of Stephen and Sarah, of Green's Farms, and a descendant 
of Ezbom ; she was the mother of No. (202) and No. (207 ;) she died 
Jan. 29th, 1802, aged 62, at the house of Joseph Mather, 

302. "Mabel, wife of Daniel Luddington," to church Nov. 16th, 1800, 
daughter of No. (37) and No. (73,) born Feb. 19th, 1750, m. April 22d, 
1773; he son of Daniel, of East Haven, and Susan (Clark,) his second 
wife, born May 9th, 1744, at East Haven. They lived on the hill, oppo- 
site " Judd's mill ;" house built by Elijah Bronson ; he was a joiner by 
trade ; they had no children ; he had a brother. No. (161 ;) he died May 
8th, 1820, aged 78; she died Oct. 10th, 1822, aged 74. 

303. " Abijah Caerington," to church April 11th, 1802, son of Dr. 
Elias, of Woodbridge, and Esther (Northrop,) of Milford, his wife, born 
Nov. 22d, 1778; graduated at Yale, 1800; studied theology with Dr. 
Smalley ; was licensed and began to preach, but speaking publicly affected 
his lungs unfavorably, and he went into trade; had a store in Milford; was 
State Senator; was Comptroller, Judge of Probate, &c. ; married Amanda 
(Tyler,) of Wallingford ; second, Ann (Austin ;) third, Sarah Gunn, both 
of Milford; he died March 15th, 1851 ; on his monument of granite is 
this : " Honored and esteemed by his fellow-citizens, he filled with ability 
and integrity many important offices ; fondly attached to his family, he 
was an affectionate husband and father ; he was an able counsellor, and a 
faithful Christian." He had two children by his first wife, and two by his 
second wife ; his third is, 1860, still living. 

304. "Pitkin Cowlbs," to church April 11th, 1802, born April 7th, 
1777, to Ashbel, of Southington, and his wife, Rhoda (Lee;) graduated at 
Yale, ] 800 ; gave an oration at Southington, 1800, on Washington's death; 
studied divinity with Dr. Smalley, 1802 ; settled over the Congregational . 
church in North Canaan, Aug. 29th, 1805 ; he continued in the pastoral 
office until January, 1833 ; he died in Southington, in the same room where 
born, while on a visit, Feb. 8th, 1833 ; buried in Canaan. He married 
May 25th, 1808, Fanny Smith, born June 2d, 1784, to Ebenezer Smith, 
an officer of the Revolutionary war, and resident of New Marlboro, Mass. ; 
she was sister of Rev. Dr. David, of Durham, Conn. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Frances A., born April 19th, 1809; m. Dr. Albert A. Wright, of Goshen, May 
17th, 1831. 

2. Sarah Lee, born Nov. 18th, 1811, m. Jan. 12th, 1853, Gen. Thomas Harvey, of 
New York ; he died in 1854. 

3. Catharine R., horn Oct. 25th, 1813. 

4. Edward P., born Jan. 19th, 1815, married Nov. 25th, 1851, Sarah E. Boies, of 
Northampton, Mass. ; he a judge and lawyer. 

5. David S., born Feb. 25th, 1817 ; a lawyer, settled in Hudson, New Yorlc. 

6. Walter S., born Feb. 25th, 1819 ; a lawyer, married MaJ-y Thompson, and set- 
tled in Syracuse, New York. 



OF NEW BEITAIN. 231 

7. Almira Canning, bora Aug. 26th, 1826, married Rev. Elisha WhittleBey ; settled 
in Leroy, New York. 

305. " Thomas Rich," to church April 19th, 1802, son of Capt. Cyrua, 
and Abigail (Field,) his wife, born Feb. 9th, 1775, in "Weston, now "War- 
ren, Muss. ; graduated at Dartmouth, 1799 ; studied theology with Dr. 
Smalley ; ordained in Westbrook, Conn., June 13th, 1804; was a delegate 
to General Association of Connecticut, June, 1808 ; dismissed Sept. 5th, 
1810 ; installed at Columbia, Conn., March 6th, 1811 ; dismissed June 
13th, 1817 ; preached at Sharon, and Salisbury, Mass. His wife, Mary 
(Field.; He died at Amesbury, Mass., Sept., 1836, aged 61 ; a heavy 
built man, with powerful voice ; a good preacher, and greatly respected. 
"While hei'e he taught a school in the North-east District, to great accept- 
ance, , 

THEIR CHILDBEN WERE 

1. Abby. 2. Charles. S.Thomas. 4. Mary Field, baptized, Sept., 1811. 5. Rob- 
ert, baptized, May, 1814. 6. George Cutler, baptized, 1817. 

306. " Allen Steele," to church Aug. 1st, 1802, son of Josiah, sen. 
and his wife. No. (377,) born Nov. 23d, 1779, married July 29th, 1799, 
No. (307 ;) they lived in a small house next north of Deacon Francis ; his 
wife died Nov. 24th, 1820, aged 48, when he married second, Feb. 5th, 
1821, Ruth Hinsdale, daughter of Elijah and Sarah (Daniels,) his second 
wife, who was a worthy member of the Baptist church, and died April 
30th, 1858, aged73 ; he died May 9th, 1828, aged 49 ; a man of kind dis- 
position, correct habits, of slender constitution ; he was a farmer by occu- 
pation. 

HIS CHILDREN. 

1. Naboth Lewis, born Oct. 17th, 1800, bap. May 22d, 1803, married Aug. 18th, 
1819, Sarah Hunter. 

2. Ebenezer Hart, born Nov. 17th, 1802, bap. May 22d, 1803, married Marilla 
Richards, of Oliver. 

3. Lyman Jerome, born Aug. 16th, 1805, bap. Nov. 3d, 1805, married Jan. 8th, 
1828, Mary Wescott. 

4. Allen, born May 24th, 1808, married first, Sabra Dorman ; second, Clarissa 
Wright ; he a Methodist preacher. 

5. 1 „ fEmilyfborn May 12th, 1811, married Miles Peck; second, Abner Ray; 



! 3 J she died Feb. 6th, 1867, aged 55. 

ri'1- ■■ " - - ■ 



6. I g I Emeline, born May 12th, 1811, married Moses "Wilson ; she a distinguished 
J ■ [ scholar and teacher. 

307. " "Wife of Allen Steele," to church Aug. 1st, 1802 ; maiden name, 
Lucy Jerome, daughter of Andrew, of Bristol, and Chloe (Sage,) his wife, 
born Feb. 6th, 1773 ; she learned to weave of Timothy Hart's family, at 
the Jesse Stanley house ; she was brought up at Rev. Samuel Newel's, in 
Bristol; married Oct. 2d, 1791, Ebenezer Hart, son of Stephen ; he died 
on his passage from the "West Indies, of yellow fever, May 30th, 1798, 



232 FIRST CHURCH 

when she married second, No. (306 ;) she died Nov. 24th, 1820, aged 48. 
In 1808, she joined the Baptist church, and in the year 1820, united with 
the Methodist church. 

THE HART FAMILY. 

1. Emily, born April 27th, 1792, died April 20th, 1796, aged 4. 

2. Albert, born Nov. 18th, 1793, diedFeb, 29th, 1795, aged fifteen months. 

3. Dorothy, born Sept. 16th, 1795, bap. May 22d, 1803, married Feb. 3d, 1814, Col. 
Joseph Wright. 

4. Ebenezer, bom May 21st, 1798, killed by the kick of a horse, Feb. 3d, 1802, 
aged four years. 

308. "Moses Thompson," to church Aug. 1st, 1802; said to have 
come from Vermont; was a day-laborer; lived in various localities ; made 
himself useful ; was inofiensive and kind; he married No. (309;) he died 
Jan. 2d, 1826, aged 63 ; he fell under church censure Jan. 26th, 1824. 

309. " Wife of Moses Thompson," to church Aug. 1st, 1802 ; Susan 
Steele, daughter of Josiah, senior, and No. (377,) married No. (308;) and 
married second, Oct. 16th, 1828, George Daniels, the blacksmith. She 
fell under church censure, A. D. 1832. 

THEIR CHILDREN. * 

1. Emeline, born Dec. 12th, 1803, bap. April 15th, 1804, married Aug. 22d, 1824, 
Leander S. Hart; she died at Hnbbardston, Vermont, Nov. 1st, 1840. 

2. Milo, born 1807, bap. April 3d, 1808, married July 22d, li^29, Amelia Squire, 
of Solomon. 

3. James, Harvey, born 1810, bap. April 29th, 1810, died Feb. 27th, 1811, aged 1 yr. 

4. Porter S., born Oct. 7th, 1822, married June 10th, 1851, Rosey McCartney. 

310. " The Widow Dorcas Dunham," to church Aug. 22d, 1802; her 
maiden name, Dorcas Woodruff, daughter of Capt. Joseph, of the " Great 
Swamp" parish, and his wife, Margaret (North,) of Northington, now 
Avon, born April 8th, 1739, married Cornelius Dunham, senior. He had 
an estate "taxable," A. D. 1775, of £39 ; he enlisted in the army of the 
Revolution, Feb. 6th, 1778, during the war, and had £10 bounty. She 
died of a cancer, at the house of Moses Andrews, April 9th, 1803, aged 64. 

SOME OP THEIR CHILDREN. 

1 . Cornelius, jun., born April 25th, 1756; he enlisted into the same company with 
his father, but two years previous, viz. Feb. 24th, 1777 ; had ^10 bounty. 

2. Jemima, born March 5th, 1760, married Joseph Bronson, see No. (218.) 

3. Samuel, born July 26th, 1763. 

4. Dorcas, born , died Jan. 27th, 1777. 

311. "Samuel Hart," to church Oct., 1802, son of No. (181) and 
No. (182,) born April 7th, 17^6, married March 18th, 1812, No. (366;) 
was the principal physician for many years in this place ; an active and 
laborious man ; built his house on the west side of Central Park ; success- 
ful in farming, as well as physic ; of slender form and constitution, for 



OF NE"W BRITAIN. 233 

many of his last years unable to walk, from rheumatic affection and paraly- 
sis ; to South church, 1842 ; he died June 20th, 1863, aged 77 ; his voice 
was seldom if ever heard in public, yet his influence in town and society 
matters was very controlling ; he was for more than sixty years a member 
of the church. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Anna, born Sept. 9th, 1813, bap. Oct. 31st, 1813, dfed July 23d, 1819, aged 6 y'rs. 

2. Samuel B., bom Sept. 23d, 1818, died, aged serenteeu days. 

3. Lucinda, born Aug. 30th, 1820, bap. Not. 5th, 1820, married 1842, No. (652.) 

4. Samuel Waldo, born May 22d, 1825, bap. Aug. 7th, 1825, see No. ('815.) 

5. Louisa, born Oct. 5th, 1828, bap. Nov. 23d, 1828, see No. (896.) 

312. "The Widow Anna Andrews," to church Dec. 5th, 1802, the 
widow of No. (112,; daughter of Thomas Stedman, of Wethersfield, and 
Mary (Sage,) his wife, born June 20th, 1736, on " Stedman Hill," in 
Wethersfield ; of fine form and features ; of a proud and indomitable spirit 
and will, but was subdued by-the grace of God, late in life; she died Sept. 
17th, 1809, aged 73. 

313. "EzEKiEL Andrevts," to church Sept. 11th, 1803, son of No. 
(112) and No. (312,) born May 25th, 1775 ; inherited his father's home- 
stead and mill ; a man of full common size, of nearly perfect form and 
features, possessing his mother's spirit, yet of some noble impulses ; was 
patriotic and public spirited ; was in the war of 1812, as a captain ; drew 
part of his land bounty during his own life, and his widow the balance. 
He was a successful farmer ; had much military taste and spirit, but his 
early training and education deficient. He married Dec. 11th, 1796, No. 
(314 ;) she died Jan. 4th, 1832, aged 54, when he married second, Oct. 
20th, 1833, No. (762 ;) he died Sept. 3d, 1852, aged 77, leaving an estate 
of some $16,000. 

314. " Wife of Ezekiel Andrews," to church Sept. Uth, 1803 ; maiden 
name, Eoxana Hinsdale, daughter of Elijah and Ruth (Bidwell,) daughter 
of James, of Hartford, his first wife, born June 10th, 1778, bap. Sept. 11th, 
1803, on admission to church ; a woman of prayer and piety; she died Jan. 
4th, 1832, aged 54; left some interesting written reminiscences of reli- 
gious experiences. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Alfred, bom Oct. 16th, 1797, bap. Oct. 30th, 1803, married Dec. 16th, 1818, No. 
(479 ;) married second. No. ("657.) 

2. Thesta, born Dec. 16th, 1798, bap. Oct. 30th, 1803, married Nov. 27 th, 1823, 
Bryan Porter, of Samuel. 

3. AUura, born April 16th, 1801, bap. Oct. 30th, 1803, died single, hopefully pions. 
May 30th, 1831, aged 30. 

4. Infant, bom March 8th, 1803, died March 10th, 1803. 

5. Edwin Norton, born June 27th, 1804, died single of fever, Aug. 25th, 1825, 
aged 21. 



234 FIRST CHTTRCH 

6. Mary Bidwell, born April 13th, 1807, bap. June 7th, 1807, married April 21st, 
1830, Samuel E. Curtiss. 

7. Ezekiel, born July 19th, 1809, bap. Oct. 22d, 1809, married Aug. 7th, 1833, 
No. (690.) 

8. Nathan Hosmer, born June 23d, 1812, bap. Aug. 30th, 1812, died single, in 
Texas, Oct. 27th, 1837. 

9. Roxana, born April 6th, 1815, bap. Sept. 3d, 1815, see No. ("672.) 

10. Jane Louisa, born Feb.«d, 1818, bap. April 26th, 1818, No. (784.) 

11. Elijah Hinsdale, born Aug. 11th, 1820, bap. Oct. 8th, 1 820, died Oct. 30th, 1821, 
of croup. 

12. Ellen Maria, bora Sept. 18th, 1824, bap. March 20th, 1825, No. (976.) 

315. " Rebecca Smallet," to church Nov. 27th, 1803, daughter of 
No. (1) and No. (96,) born Dec. 3d, 1778, married Oct. 15th, 1804, No. 
(321 ;) she was deranged for some years late in life, but in passing a 
bridge on the Western Canal, was hit on the head and restored to reason. 
She was a woman of fine social qualities, and very industrious ; she died 
Jan. 8th, 1838, aged 59. 

316. " Sabeina Steele," to church Jan. 6th, 1805, daughter of Josiah 
and his wife, No. (377 ;) the family write the name Sabra ; she married 
April 12th, 1805, Uriah Carrington, son of Jesse and (Hungerford,) 
his wife ; a Methodist preacher and went west. 

317. "Nancy Hart," to church Jan. 6th, 1805, daughter of No. (188) 
and No. (243,) born Jan. 2d, 1790, married April 26th, 1809, No. (450 ;) 
he died March 4th, 1838, and she was dismissed to the church in West 
Meriden, 1840, where she now, A. D. 1867, lives. 

318. " Esther, wife of James Judd," to church Feb. 3d, 1805, married 
1779, No. (195 ;) she sister of No. (159) and No. (708,) daughter of 
Ephraim Allen and his wife, Hannah Williams, of Wallingford and Ply- 
mouth ; she died Sept. 28th, 1847, aged 87. 

319. " Elizabeth Lincoln," to church April 7th, 1805, the widow of 
John Riley Lincoln, son of Simeon, and Huldah (Porter Riley,) his wife, 
see No. (273 ;) he died Feb. 15th, 1803, aged 22, when she married sec 
ond, Nov. 25th, 1807, No. (442 ;) her maiden name. Booth, daughter of 
Joseph and his wife, No. (156,) born Aug. 29th, 1783 ; a woman faithful 
in all her relations and duties in life. 

CHILD OP JOHN RILET LINCOLN AND NO. (319.) 

Eliza Riley, born Oct. 19th, 1801, bap. May 26th, 1805, see No. C529.) 

320. " Salome Pennpield," to church Oct. 6th, 1805, daughter of No. 
(175) and No. (190,) born Sept. 2d, 1788, married May 13th, 1807, No. 
(462 ;) he died June 14th, 1836, aged 50 ; she was dismissed and i-ecom- 
mended to the Congregational church in West Meriden, 1841, where A. D. 
1867, she still lives with her daughter, Fowler; a modest, retiring woman, 
but of sterling worth. 



OP TSCEW. BRITAIN. 235 

321. "David Whittlesey," to church Oct. 13th, 1805, son of Elipha- 
let, of Stockbridge, Mass. and Comfort (Waller,) his wife, born Feb. 14th, 
1775 ; a farmer and school-teacher; married Oct. 15th, 1804, No. (315 ;) 
he occupied the home of Dr. Smalley, as he had no sons, and was chosen 
deacon, 1807 ; led the chjirch singing many years ; was the first Sunday 
school superintendent in the place or county, organized May, 1816 ; rep- 
resented the town ; was magistrate, school visitor, &c. ; he was a man of 
stern integrity, and a reformer ; headed the list of temperance and anti- 
slavery societies in the place ; intelligent and public-spirited ; was a suc- 
cessful farmer ; raised and educated a large and respectable family ; he 
died July 21st, 1851, aged 76, of cancer. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. William born Sept. 19th, 1805, bap. Oct. 20th, 1805, see No. (541.) 

2. Nancy Smalley, bora Feb; 19th, 1807, bap. May 24th, 1807, married No. (680.) 

3. Sarah Guernsey, born Sept. 15th, 1808, bap. Oct. 22d, 1808, see No. (534.) 

4. Mary, born Sept. 2d, 1809, bap. Dec. 3d, 1809, married No. (679.) 

5. John Smalley, born Jan. 8th, 1811, bap. Aug. 4th, 1811, died Oct. 4th, 1811, 
aged nine months. 

6. John Smalley, born Oct. 2d, 1812, bap. Nov. 8th, 1812, mai-riedNo. (611.) 

7. Rebecca Smalley, born June 26th, 1814, bap. July 24th, 1814, married Deacon 
Daniel Fairchild, of Stockbridge, Mass. 

8. David Waller, born March 31st, 1816, bap. Nov. I7th, 1816, see No. (767.) 

9. Calista Curtiss, born Nov. 7th, 1818, bap. Jan. 17th, 1819, married Oct. 10th, 
1843, Amos M. Ebersol. 

10. Eliphalet, born May 14th, 1821, bap. June 17th, 1821, married Oct. 31st, 1854> 
Ann A. Patten. 

■ 11. Elizabeth Pamela, born Nov. 1st, 1822, bap. April 27th, 1823, married Oct. 27th, 
1847, Rev. Charles W. Camp. 

322. " Stephen Webstee," to church July 5th, 1807, by letter from 
the church in West Hartford, son of Isaac and Amy (White,) his wife, 
married May 9th, 1765, Anne McCloud, of Wethersfield, who died March 
10th, 1805, when he married second, June 1st, 1806, Hannah, the widow 
of Seth Kilborn, and lived on her farm, where now, 1867, Levi S. Wells, 
owns and occupies ; her maiden name, Churchill ; he was a farmer, and 
the family moved west. 

HIS CHILDREN BT HIS WIFE, ANNE. 

1. Norman, born, 

2. Polly, born , married Cook, of Plymouth. 

3. Theodore, bom April 15th, 1769, married Feb. 12th, 1795, Chestina, daughter 
of Stephen Hart ; he died Aug. 2d, 1851, aged 83 ; she died April 26th, 1 828, aged 55 ; 
he born in West Hartford, and died there. 

4. Stephen, bom , bap. Sept. 9th, 1770, in West Hartford, married Prudence 
Butler, of Gershom. 

5. William, bom , married Nabby Johnson, of East Berlin. 

6. Allen, born , married Polly Hurlburt, of Newington. 

7. Anne, bom , married Shapley. 

8. McCloud, born , married Lucin^ Townsend, of Bolton. 



236 FIEST CHUECH 

323. "Widow Eunice Bartholomew," to church Dec. 6th, 1807; 
maiden name, Orvice ; was the widow of Abraham Bartholomew, of Bris- 
tol. His estate was settled 1777; it amounted to £202 8s. lid. She 
was the mother of No. (436,) and spent the last of life with her on East 
street, at the old home of that family of Judds. She died May 13th, 1825, 
aged 85. 

324. "Widow Roxt Belden," to church April 3d, 1808; daughter 
of No. (131) and No. (132,) born June 21st, 1780, married Nov. 9th, 
1797, Leonard Belden, jun., son of Leonard and Hannah (Judd) his wife, 
born July 13th, 1778 ; lived on the home of his father and grandfather 
Ezra, on East street, near the former school house. He was a farmer, 
and died March 8, 1807, aged 29. She took a letter to the church at 
East Windham, N. Y., living, A. D. 1861, at Big Hollow, Green county, 
N. Y., but died Feb. 12th, 1864, in her 84th year, at Big Hollow, N. Y. 

THEIE CHILDEBN. 

1. Emily Hart, bom Sept. 12tli, 1798, bap. June 26th, 1808, married May 16th, 
1820, Lee M. Watrous. 

2. Hannah Judd, born July 23d, 1800, bap. June 26th, 1808, see No. (499.) 

3. Rhoda Roxalina, born Aug. 24th, 1802, bap. June 26th, 1808, see No (556.) 

4. George Dunham, born Feb. 7th, 1805, bap. June 26th, 1808, married July 17th, 
1826, EUzabeth Sanger. 

5. Leonard Dix, born Jan. 29th, 1807, bap. June 26th, 1808, married Nov. 6th, 
1836, Mary C. Smith, of Southington ; he married 2d, Aug. 1 Ith, 1844, Emily Avery, 
daughter of Asa, and lives on the old home of his great grandfather on East street. 

325. " Rhoda Hart," to church April 3d, 1808, daughter of No. 
(131) and No. (132,) born Feb. 8th, 1788, married March 28th, 1839, 
Asa TuUer, of Simsbury, lived there until her husband died, Nov. 7th, 
1853 ; she attended the Methodist church in Simsbury, and does so here 
since her return; has never been dismissed from this church ; had no chil- 
dren ; lived, A. D. 1861, on Arch street; taught school in early life. 

326. "Anna, wife of Abijah Hart," from New York city, June 5th, 
1808, to church ; maiden name. Hall, daughter of Capt Giles, of Mid- 
dletown, and his wife, Anna (Lord,) born Aug. 24th, 1765, married Sept. 
22d, 1794, No. (211.) She was a noble looking woman, of elegant man- 
ners, kind disposition, and a warm Christian heart ; died Jan. 15th, 
1824, aged 58. 

327. "Daniel Taylor," to church Sept. 1st, 1808, by letter from 
church at Thompson; son of Othniel, born March 24th, 1778, at Wor- 
cester, Mass., married Dec. 28th, 1802, No. (328 ;) he, by occupation a 
miller, came here to run Deacon Hart's mill, lived on the east side of the 
mill pond ; was a man of great kindness and charity, and distinguished 
for piety; left this town 1815, with a letter to the church at Canton, Ct. 
He died there Sept. 14th, 1845, aged 67. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 237 

328. "Wife of Daniel Tatlob," to church, Sept. 1st, 1808 by letter 
from Thompson, Ct. ; maiden name, Phebe Upham, daughter of Luke, of 
Thompson; she was born Feb. 24th, 1778, married No. (327,) and with 
him dismissed and recommended to church in Canton, where they were 
received, May 7th, 1815. She died March 24th, 1842, aged 66. 

THEIR OHILDEElir. 

1. Sabin, born Oct. 21st, 1803, at Thompson, married April 12th, 1827, Diodama 
C. Stockwell. 

2. Eliza, bom Not. 27th, 1805, at Thompson, married Jan., 1827, Ebenezer Ham- 
blin. 

3. Mary Gaines, born Jan. 26th, 1808, at Palmer, Mass., bap. at New Britain 
Aug. 2l8t, 1808, and died Sept. 22d, 1809. 

4. Maria, born Sept. 11th, 1810, died Jan. 22d, 1811. 

5. Nancy, born Aug. 9th, 1812, bap. Nov. 8th, 1812. 

6. Mary Ann, born Sept. 17th, 1815, at Canton, Ct., married Jan., 1834, Green 
Taylor. 

7. Lucinda, born June 5th, 1818, at Canton, married Aug. 23d, 1842, Rev. Luther 
Barber. 

. 8. Emeline, born July 26th, 1822, at Canton, bap. Feb. 10th, 1823, died Feb. 12th, 
1823. 

329. " Abigail, wife of Josiah Andrews," to church July 9th, 
1809, daughter of Abijah Flagg, sen., of Berlin, and No. (263,) his wife; 
married March 18th, 1784, Josiah Andrews, brother of No. (245;) was 
his first wife, a tall woman of kind disposition. She adopted a daughter 
named Abigail Bills, (daughter of her sister Sarah,) after her marriage 
to Josiah Andrews, who died April 21st, 1805, aged 22, of consumption. 
Abigail, the wife of Josiah Andrews, died April 2d, 1814, aged 57. For 
further history, see No. (285.) 

330. " Alvjn North," to church Oct. 1st, 1809, son of No. (149) 
and his wife. No. 150 ;) born Sept. 4th, 1781, learned trade of cabinet 
maker, in Hartford, of John I. Wells, located on the corner of East Main 
and Stanley Streets, house built by Anthony Judd, but in 1830 gave place 
to a new one. He married July 15th, 1804, No. (331.) She died, 
when, 2d, he married. May 1, 1816, No. (411.) He was an extensive 
manufacturer of various kinds of hardware, and was so active in old age 
as to make, after he was 79 years old, a well made and handsomely 
finished bureau for his wife, and one for each of his children. Honest in 
his dealings, successful in his business, and liberal in his public benefac- 
tions. He, with his 2d wife, to South church, 1842. He died Sept. 1st, 
1865, aged 84. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Orrin Stanley, born July 13th, 1805, bap. Oct. 8th, 1809, married Feb. 3d, 1831, 
No. (712.) 

2. Harriet A., born March 5th, 1807, died March 4, 1809, aged 2 ; scalded. 

3. Henrietta, born August 16th, 1809, bap. Oct. 8th, 1809, died Oct. 5th, 1810, 
I. 



238 FIRST CHUECH 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

4. Oliver Burnham, bom March 13th, 1817, bap. June 29th, 1817, married, 1843, 
Martha E. Post, of Glastenbury. 

5. Harriet A., born Sept. 28th, 1818, bap. Nov. 22d, 1818, see No. (769.) 

6. Sarah Rogers, born Aug. 28th, 1820, bap. Nov. 5th, 18iO, see No. (830.) 

7. Hubert Franklin, born Nov. 13th, 1822, bap. April 27th, 1823, see No. (831.J 

8. Mary Cordelia, born July 1st, 1825, bap. Oct. 16th, 1825,. see No. (934.) 

9. Henrietta Clarissa, born Sept. 16th, 1829, married July 18th, 1855, Josiah 
Shepherd, N. O., but 1867, of New Britain. 

331. "Anna, wife of Alvin North," to church, Oct. 1st, 1809 ; born 
January loth, 1783, to No. (115) and his wife, No. (125,) married July 
15th, 1804, No. (330.) She died June 26th, 1815, aged 32. 

332. " Eunice, wife of Asahel Pennfield," to church Oct. 1st, 1809, 
daughter of No. (217) and his wife. No. (207 ;) born at Strat- 
ford, married He was son of Jesse, of Plymouth, Ct., and his wife^ 
Mary (Upson.) They lived where Albert Williams now (A. D. 1861) 
dxjeg, near the school house in the Southwest district. They moved to 

N. Y., about 1810. 

THEIR CHILDREN BORN AT NEW BRITAIN. 

1. Edward, born , bap. Oct. 22d, 1809. 

2. Almira, born , bap. Oct. 22d, 1809. 

3. Horatio, born , bap. Oct. 22d, 1809. 

4. Asahel, born , bap. Oct. 22d, 1809. 

5. Eliza, born , bap. Oct. 22d, 1809. 

333. " Mart, wife of Samuel Stedman," to church Oct. 1st, 1809, 
daughter of John Lusk and his wife. No. (276 ;) born Feb. 22d 1768, 
married 1790, lived at the Slater house, near " Dead Swamp," and in 
West Hartford, then in Southwest district, where now, 1861, Gideon 
Deming does. He was son of Charles, and his wife Jemima (Gaines,) of 
Wethersfield, born 1760, died Aug. 31st, 1825, aged 66, qf a bad 
foot. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to church in South- 
ington, August, 1834, and from that to Farmington church, 1848, where 
she became partially paralyzed, and died there Jan. 30th 1861, aged 93. 
She knit for years when she could n1)t walk, and thus saved some funds 
to pay her funeral charges and for a headstone at her grave in Farming- 
ton, and yet she had been helped by the kindness of friends and the 
church there. She was a woman of courage and fortitude, struggled 
bravely with poverty and calamity, and we trust won a crown at last by 
the grace of God. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Laura, born July 12th, 1791, not married, had a daughter who married Charles 
Bradley, and married, second, Charles Cowlea. 

2. Fanny, born Jan. 31st, 1793, married Nov. 29th, 1820, Willys Bradley, son of 
Ichabod, of Southington. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 239 

3. Jennette, bom May Ist, 1795, bap. Oct. 19th, 1809, to church at Farmingtou 
April 5th, 1858, not married. 

4. Eliphalet, born Nov. 15th, 1797, bap. Oct. 19th, 1809, died young. 

5. Rhoda, born Nov. 13th, 1798, bap, Oct. 19th, 1809, very squint eyed, died April 
26th, 1828; aged 30. 

6. Henry, born Nov. 20th, 1799, bap. Oct. 19th, 1809, married Emeline Claris, of 
Meriden. 

7. Franklin, bom March 7th, 1802, bap. Oct, 19th, 1809, married widow Mary 
Lyon (alias) Banks. 

8. John Lusk, born Oct 25th, 1804, bap. Oct. 19th, 1809, see No. (544.; 

9. Horace, born April 17th, 1806, bap. Oct. 19th, 1809, died Dee. 13th, 1832, at 
Milledgeville, Ga. 

334. " Betsey Mather," to church Oct. 1st, 1809, daughter of No. 
(217) and No. (207,) born Feb. 17th, 1783, married Nov. 21st, 1813, 
Levi Wells, No. (299;) he died Oct. 23d, 1823, when she married, 
second, Oct. 23d, 1835, Eli Smith, No. (747.) She had a discriminating 
mind, had been in early life a school teacher. After the death of her 
first husband, she used her dower in fitting up her father's old home on 
West Main street, where she spent the remnant of her life ; she had no 
posterity. She died July 20th, 1864, in her 81st year. 

335. " Sylvia Hart," to church Oct. 1st, 1809, daughter of No. 
(118) and No. (119,) born April 15th, 1777, lived at the home of her 
father, during his life, then in various families, having no certain dwelling 
place ; never married ; retained her faculties to old age, epecially mem- 
ory. She died May 9th, 1864, aged 87 years and 24 days, at the old 
house of Chester Hart; to South church, 1842 — was supported in old age 
by the church and by the town, but chiefly by Deacon O. Seymour, her 
nephew. 

[Here ends Dr. Smalley's record and that of Rev. Newton Skinner 
begins.] 



336 " Ebenezer Couch," to church Aug. 5th, 1810, son of Thomas, 
of Southington, andbaptized there May 21st, 1749 ; he was a grandson 
of Ebenezer, of Wethersfield. He was brother of No. (201,) both dis- 
tinguished for honesty, humility and homeliness. He married, Aug. 8th, 
1786, Hannah, daughter of Moses Barnes, sen., and his wife 
Blakesley, . She had a daughter Nancy before her marriage to 

Mr. Couch ; she was sister to Blakesley Barnes of Berlin, who, from a 
boy, without a penny, became a man of wealth by his tact, energy and 
industry. She died Aug. 5th, 1813, of consumption. He died July 6th, 
1826, aged 77. He left no posterity. They lived in various localities. 
Her father was located on the hill near Mr. Eevoir, IJ miles west of 



240 FIRST CHURCH 

of New Britain village, where is a spring in the rocks bearing his name 
on the old land records. This spring was his well. 

337. " William Smith," to church, Oct. 7th, 1810, son of Samuel 
and his wife No. (89 ;) born Sept. 2d, 1771, married Nov. 6th, 1796, No. 
(2'.)5 ;) she died Feb. 4th, 1810, agee 34, when he mar., second, Feb. 10th, 
1812, No. (472.) He was a farmer and bought the farm on West Main 
street, embracing all Walnut Hill at that time and the present location of 
Mr. Swift. He was a successful business man, engaged sometime in 
manufacturing tin ware. He was chosen, Dec. 30th, 1823, one of the 
standing committee of the church in place of Levi Wells, deceased. He 
represented the town, was justice of the peace, and held other town offices ; 
was active in every duty and relation of life, possessing an ardent, san- 
guine temperament. He died Nov. 2d, 1838, aged 67. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Betsey Lewis, bom Not. 24th, 1797, bap. May 25th, 1800, not married, died 
Jan. 30th, 1836, aged 38. 

2. William Henry, born Oct. 22d, 1800, bap. Jan. 11th, 1801, married Aug. 7th, 
1825, No. (633,) second. No (770.) 

3. Lanretta, born Sept. 24th, 1802, bap. April 24th, 1803, married Jan. 24th, 1821, 
No. (743.; 

4. Samuel Walter, born May 15th, 1805, bap. Sept. 1st, 1805, married. 

5. Sally Maria, born April 11th, 1816, bap. Oct. t9th, 1817, see No. (841.) 

6. Levi Olmsted, born March 25th, 1818, bap. Sept. 12th, 1819, married Oct. 26th, 
1847, Sarah E. Whiting. 

7. Harriet Strong, born Sept. 29th, 1820, bap. June 3d, 1821, married May 14th, 
1845, Horace Brown. 

8. ] „ f Elizur Newton, born Dec. 13th, 1822, bap. June 1st, 1823,married Dec. 
1 g. ! 22d, 1846, Laura L. Clark. 

9. I g' 1 Elizabeth Augusta, born Dec. 13th, 1822, bap. June 1st, 1823, see No. 
J ■ (. (938.) 

338. " James Booth, jun.," to church Oct. 7th, 1810, son of No. (165) 
and (166;) born Sept. 11th, 1776, married Dec. 22d, 1800, No. (358.) 
He was by trade a tanner and shoe maker ; had his tannery where now, 
1861, Hall & Stanley's store stands, (alias) Elizur N. Smith's building. 
His house, that now owned and occupied by his son Horace. He was a 
man much given and gifted in prayer and exhortation, but somewhat 
erratic. He kept a boarding house and hotel several years. He removed 
his church connection from the First to the South, June 8th, 1856. tie 
died January 2d, 1859, aged 82. 

THBIK CHILDREN. 

1. Am-elia, born Feb. 10th, 1802, died March 19th, 1809, aged 7. 

2. Lyman Wilcox, born Feb. 9th, 1804, bap. Oct. 21st, 1810, married May 5th, 
1825, No. (555.) 

3. George W., born Jan. 30th, 1806, bap. Oct. 21st, 1810, see No. (519.) 

4. Ralph, born April 29th, 1811, bap. June 16th, 181 1, died March 3d, 1818, aged 7. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 241 

5. Lucetta, bom Aug. 6th, 1814, bap. Oct. 2d, 1814, see No. (671.) 

6. Ralph, born May 25th, 1818, bap. Aug. 2d, 1818, married Jan. 26th, 1846, Julia 
Daily of Providence. 

7. Horace, born Not. 6th, 1821, bap. April 1st, 1822, see No. ("793.) 

339. " Abi, the wife of Amon Stanley," to church Dec. 2d, 1810, 
daughter of No. (149) and No. (150;) born Nov. 21st, 1784, married 
Oct. 10th, 1802, No. (550.) A kind and watchful mother and a devout 
Christian woman. " Her children arise up and call her blessed, her hus- 
band also and he praiseth her." 

340. " Nanct, the wife of Cyrus Booth," to church Dec. 2d, 1810, 
daughter of No. (149) and No. (150,) born Jan. 11th, 1787, married 
Oct. nth, 1807, Cyrus Booth, son of Joseph and No. (155,) his wife, 
born Oct. 10th, 1786, a brass founder by trade, and well skilled in the 
art. They lived in the house on Main street lately owned by Grove 
Loomis, now deceased, but he lived in various localities, and his wife 
Nancy having died, June 18th, 1818, aged 31, he married, second, July 
1st, 1825, Myrta Loper, moved to Manchester, 111., makes lime and drives 
farming. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Burnhara, born April 18th, 1808, bap. June 2d, 1811, married June 1st, 
1826, Edmund F. Booth, of Joseph. 

2. Maria, born April 15th, 1809, bap. June 2d, 1811, married July 1st, 1827, Theo- 
dore C. Bronson. 

3. William, born Sept. 10th, 1810, died young. 

4. Elizabeth Frances, born Oct. 31st, 1811, bap. Dec. 22d, 1811, mar. Sept. Hth, 
1832, No. (812.) 

5. Cyrus, bom Oct. 12th, 1813, bap. Dec. 19th, 1813, died 1839, in Texas. 

6. Nancy North, born Oct. 26th, 1814, bap. April 16th, 1815, married David P. 
Hughes. 

7. Henry North, born Dec. 2d, 1816, bap. Jan. 16th, 1817. 

SECOND wife's CHILD. 

8. HelenMary, born , bap. Nov. 17th, 1830. 

341. " HuLDAH, wife of Silas Pennfield," to church Jan. 6th, 1811, 
daughter of No. (183) and No. (243,) born Oct.. 18th, 1786, married 
March 1st, 1804, Silas Pennfield, son of No. (287,) and his wife Eunice 
(Kelsey,) born , bap. July Ist, 1792. He built next west of his 
father, on Horse Plain, where Mr. Hunter now lives ; was a farmer, 
and died Nov. 29th, 1812, aged 28. She married, second, Jan. 18th,, 
1814, No. (463.) She died June 23d, 1852, aged 67. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Caroline, born 1805, died Aug. 23d, 1809, aged 4. 

2. Caroline, born , bap. April 7th, 1811. 

16 



242 riKST CHURCH 

3. Elvira, born June 18th, 1807, bap. April 7th, 1811, marrfed, Dec. 9th, 1824, 
No. (51.5.) 

4. William, born April 22d, 1809, bap, April 7th, 1811, married Nov. 8th, 1828, 
Jane Smith, of New Haven. 

342. "LucT L. Stanley," to church, Jan. 6th, 1811, daughter of 
Noah Stanley and his second wife Experience (Wells,) of Wethersfield, 
born Sept. , 1787, never married ; of a quiet, retiring and kind dispo- 
sition, she exemplified a good Christian character, and died Feb. 3d, 
1869, aged 72. 

343. "DoLLT Stanley," to church Jan. 6th, 1811, daughter of Lot 
Stanley (son of Thomas 3d,) and his wife Rhoda (Wadsworth,) of Farm- 
ington, born Feb. 15th, 1794, married Dec. 30th, 1812, No. (363;) had 
no children to live. He died June 27th, 184.5, aged 54. She married, 
second, Oct. 22d, 1860, Solomon D. Gridley,of Southington, son ot Joel, 
and Amanda (Woodruff,) his wife, born July 14th, 1805. They now, 
•1867, live in her house on Arch street. She was baptized on admission 
to church. She became, 1842, a constituent member of the South church. 

344 " Eachel Andrews," to church January 6th, 1811, daughter of 
No. (245) and No. (252,) born Feb. 6th, 1789 ; never married, but lived 
■with her father near Bass river, on the road to Farmington, took kind 
care of him during his long life, where she died May 20th, 1840, 
aged 51. 

345. "Andrew Pratt," to church March 17th, 1811, son of Hum- 
phrey, of Saybrook, and his wife, Lydia (Tulley,) born Nov. 8th, 1756 ; 
was a farmer and shoe maker, a man of intelligence, with an active mind, 
was a warm politician, and represented the town of Berlin in 1817 and 
1818 ; was a magistrate, and active in the care of the public library. 
He married, March 1st, 1780, Nancy Dorrance, of Rhode Island. She 
died, Feb. 2d, 1785, aged 28, when he married, second, June 1st, 1787, 
No. (271,) who died. May 15th, 1795, when he married, third, June 12th, 
1796, No. (346.) They lived on East street, first in the old house of 
Deacon Patterson's. He built new on the same site, which is now, A. D. 
1862, owned and occupied by Henry his son. He was short, thick set 
and robust. He died Jan. 2d, 1830, aged 73. 

346. "Wife of Andrew Pratt," to church, March 17th, 1811; she 
was his third wife, and the daughter of No. (112) and No. (312,) born 
June 11th, 1768, married June 12th, 1796, No. (345;) was a woman of 
a strong masculine mind, of great energy and force of character, of gen- 
erous impulses, and very industrious ; she died Dec. 28th, 1841, aged 74. 

PIKST wife's children. 

1. Sally, born Dec. 3d, 1781, died , aged 16 months. 

2. TuUy, born March 25th, 1784, died , aged 14 months. 



a 



OP NETV BRITAIN. 243 

SECOND wife's CHILDKEN. 

3. Lydia, bom Nov. 16th, 1788, bap. May 4th, 1795, married Nov. 10th, 1811, 
Hiland Parker, second, Benjamin Taggart. 

4. Daniel Humphrey, born Sept. 20th, 1793, bap. May 4th, 1795, died January 
28th, 1823, aged 30. 

THIKD wife's OHILDEEN. 

Betsey Whaples, born February 23d, 1797, bap. June 16th, 1811, see No. 
(492.) 

Henry Morgan, born February 23d, 1797, bap. June 16th, 1811, married 
March 25th, 1818, daughter of No. (208;) she died Aug. 15th, 1823, at 
Marietta, Ohio; he married, second, June 18th, 1826, Mary S. Love- 
land, who died May 23d, 1863, aged 61 ; she was daughter of Elijah, of 
Kensington, and his wife Azubah (Scovell.) 

7. William Tully, born March 27th, 1801, bap. June 16th, 1811, married May 6th, 
1825, Eliza Steele, of Horace, of Berlin. 

8. Nancy Dorrance, born March 25th, 1803, bap. June 16th, 1811, see No. (493.) 

9. Horatio Andrews, born June 27th, 1808, bap. June 16th, 1811, married Sept. 
24th, 1 832, Charlotte Francis, daughter of Appleton, of Kensington, and his wife 
Cbarlotte (Webster,) of David, of Berlin. 

347. " Sarah, wife of Salmon Hart," to church, April 7th, 1811 
daughter of Asahel Goodrich and Sarah (Woodruff,) his second wife, 
born May 2d, 1777, married May 2d, 1796, No. (441 ;) she died Aug. 
2d, 1815, aged 38. 

348. "Nanct, wife of Isaac Lee, jun.," to church April 7th, 1811, 
daughter of Seth Lusk and No. (242,) born , 1783, baptized June 
2d, 1793, married Sept. 27th, 1799, No. (351.) Widow Nancy Lee died 
May 9th, 1825, aged 42, of dropsy of the heart. 

349. "Mart, the wife of Joseph Shipman," to church April 7th, 1811, 
daughter of No. (168) and No. (154,) born Dec. 22d, 1783, married 
July nth, 1802, No. (461.) She died Nov. 2d, 1838, aged 55. I quote 
part of an obituary notice of her from the New York Evangelist : " She 
exemplified in her last sickness, the patience, the faith, and the hope of 
the Christian in a remarkable degree. Social Society is thus deprived 
of one of its brightest ornaments, the church one of its corner stones, 
polished after the similitude of a palace." 

350. "Jesse Brown," to church April 7th, 1811, was brother of No. 
(548,) taught school in the Southeast district one winter ; went to Little 
Rock, Arkansas, and married and died there. 

351. "Isaac Lee, jun.," to church, June 2d, 1811, son of No. (168) 
and No. (154,) born April 13th, 1775, married Sept. 27th, 1799, No. 
(348 ;) of frail constitution, he taught school several winters, was in com- 
pany with his brother Thomas in merchandize, went south for his health. 
He was gentlemanly in his address and manners. He lived in part of 
his father's house, which is still (1867) standing. He died April 16th, 
1818, aged 43, of consumption. 



244 FIKST CHURCH 

THEIB CHILDKEN. 

1. Henry, bom , bap. June 2d, 1811, died on his passage to the West Indies, 
Dec. 22d, 1819, aged 20. 

2. Phillip, bora May 6th, 1802, bap. June 2d, 1811, married Dec. 28th, 1823, 
No. (655.) 

3. Betsey, born March 27th, 1804, bap. June 2d, 1811, married June 12th, 1827, 
No. (858.) 

4. Harriet, bom 1806, died April 10th, 1811, aged 5. 

5. Nancy, born 1807, bap. June 2d, 1811, married Sept. 27th, 1826, Henry Belden, 
of Jonathan, jun. ; she died Dec. I7th, 1854, aged 47. 

6. Maria, born 1809, died April 11th, 1811, aged 2. 

7. Charles, bom , bap. Ang. Ist, 1813, drowned in a well April 28th, 1817. 

8. Isaac Newton, bom Nov. 18th, 1810, bap. June 2d, 1811, married Oct. 20th, 
1833, No. (734.) 

9. Harriet, boj;n 1812, bap. May 24th, 1812, died of consumption Aug. 15th, 1828, 
aged 16. 

352. "Ezra Carter," to church June 2d, 1811, sonof Ithiel, of Ken- 
sington, and his wife Lois (Deming,) married Sept. 29th, 1811, Mary 
Stanley, daughter of Lot, and Rhoda (Wadsworth,) his wife born Feb. 
13th, 1791. He was a tanner and shoe maker, learned of Oliver Stan- 
ley, at the old tannery of Deacon Timothy Stanley. He was baptized 
on admission to church ; was dismissed and recommended to church in 
Leyden, N. T., Jan. 28th, 1821. She died there May 27th, 1846, aged 
55. He married, second, 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Loyal Wadsworth, born , bap. Nov. 8th 1812, married Jan. 6th, 1839, 
Lucy Rose, of Farmington. 

2. Ezra, bom , bap. April 16th, 1815, died June 14th, 1815. 

3. Francis Hart, bom Jan. 20th, 1822, at Leyden, N. Y., married Oct. 19th, 1848, 
No. (1022.) 

353. " Francis Hart," to church Aug. 4th, 1811, son of No. (247) • 
and No. (248,) born Dec. 18th, 1791, married Dec. 30th, 1812, No. (343.) 
He was a tanner and shoe maker, learned of Treadway, of Torringford. 
He lived in Hart quarter, the place formerly owned and occupied by 
Asahel Hart, on the corner near the Shuttle Meadow road. He was 
active as a citizen and as a Christian ; to South church, 1842. He died 
June 27th, 1845, aged 54. He had often been entrusted with both civil 
and military offices, and was a colonel. He left no posterity. 

354. "James Francis," to church Oct. 6th, 1811, son of No. (91) 
and No. (92,) born Oct. 24th, 1767, married Nov. 12th, 1780, No (355.) 
He was a farmer and lived in south part of Stanley quarter ; a substan- 
tial man, of good understanding and judgment, was in the war of the 
Revolution, and often called to do public business. His wife died, when 
he married, second, Oct. 22d, 1827, widow Sarah Clark, of Wetherslield. 
He died, April 13th, 1839, aged 82. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 245 

355. " Wife of James Francis," to churcli October 6th, 1811, maiden 
name, Sylvia Stanley, daughter of No. (14) and his wife, Ruth (Norton,) 
born Oct. 24th, 1753. She died Jan. 21st, 1822, aged 68. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Ursula, born Jan. 18th, 1781, married Oct. 28th, 1804, No. (4.58.) 

2. Laura, born Nov. 16th, 1782, married jfpril 26, 1811, Daniel Willard, of New- 
ington. 

3. James, jun., bom July 21st, 1786, married Feb. 28th, 1820, No. (473.) 

4. Eomeo, born May 30th, 1790, married Nov. 24th, 1813, No. (471.) 

356. " Thomas Lee," to church Oct. 6th, 1811, son of No. (168) 
and No. (154,) born Nov. 28th, 1776, married Oct. 10th, 1797, No. (357.) 
Soon after marriage set up tin making at the present house of Mr. Pettis, 
on West Main street, then with his brother, No. (351,) set up a store of 
goods on Main street, where now stands the house of Henry North. 
This was the second store in town, but the first in the village. He was 
also engaged in various manufactures. He represented the town of Ber- 
lin, was magistrate, judge of probate, postmaster, and was an active poli- 
tician. His wife having died, he married, second, Feb. 2d, 1831, widow 
Laura Whittlesey, of Newington, No. (740.) She died Feb. 9th, 1837, 
when he married, 3d, Jan. 3d, 1838, No. (880.) His house he built on 
the site of Elihu Burritt's, and is now (1861) occupied by Mrs. O. C. 
Stanley. He died Aug. 20th, 1 840, aged 64. 

357. "Wife of Thomas Lee," to church Oct. 6th, 1811, baptized same 
time ; her maiden name, Electa Riley, daughter of John, of Northampton, 
and his wife, Huldah (Porter,) of Kensington, No. (273 ;) born Dec. 13th, 
1776, married Oct. 10th, 1797, No. (356.) Slie was a superior woman 
of great decision of character. She died Dec. 5th, 1826, aged 50. 

•s 

THEIK CHILDEEKf. 

1. Minerva, born April 22d, 1798, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, married Sept. 8th, 1818, 
No. (954.) 

2. Lorenzo Porter, born April 12th, 1800, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, married Nov. 3d, 
1828, Jennette Hills. 

3. Thirza, born Nov. 19th, 1801, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, married Sept. 20th,- 1849, 
Kev. David Tilton. 

4. John Riley, born April 22d, 1804, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege 1826, No. (900.) 

5. Electa, born March 24th, 1806, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, married Aug. 20th, 1826. 
Wells Hubbard. 

6. Thomas Goodrich, born Sept. 1st, 1808, bap. Nov. 3 i, 1811, see No (545.) 

7. Caroline, born Nov. 8th, 1810, bap. Nov. 3d, 1811, No. (609.) 

8. Almira Stanley, born Aug. 9th, 1812, bap. Oct. 18th, 1812, No. (825.) 

9. William Henry, bom Feb. 10th, 1816, bap. June 2d, 1816, died Dec. 27th, 1816, 
aged 11 months. 

10. William Henry, born May 19th, 1818, bap. Aug. 30th, 1818, married Jan. 6th, 
1 849, Louisa Northam. 

11. Angeline, born January 4th, 1824, bap. April 4th, 1824, married No. (826.J 



246 F1K8T CHURCH. 

358. " Olive, the wife of James Booth, jun.," to church, Oct. 6th, 
1811, daughter of Josiah "Wilcox, of Berlin, and his wife, Huldah (Sav- 
age,) born Jan. 14th, 1778, baptized May 24th, 1778, at Worthington, by 
Eev. Mr. Strong, of Hartford, married Dec. 22d, 1800, No. (338.) She 
was a woman of strong mind and good sense, very large and fleshy. She 
died Feb. 16th, 1847, aged 69. . 

359. "Ebenezer Andrews," to church Oct. 6th, 1811, son of No. 
(245) and No. (252,) born Dec. 24th, 1778, married Oct. 26th, 1800, 
Mary Griswold, daughter of Ashbel, and his wife, Elizabeth (Woodruff,) 
born 1783. She died Oct. 18th, 1858, aged 75, at Rochester, N. Y. He 
was a carpenter by trade, learned of Deacon John Osgood ; lived on the 
road to Farmington, in the house built by her father. He was a fine 
looking man, with kind and amiable disposition. He died Aug. 5th, 1827, 
aged 49. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Adna Gridley, bom May 2i!d, 1801, bap. Dec. 15th, 1811, married April 19th, 
1825, Maria Andrews, of Elisha, of Canaan; he married, second, July 29th, 1849, 
Jane Evarts of Rochester. 

2. Aaron Cadwell, born Feb. 25th, 1804, bap. Dee. 15th, 1811, married Sept. 6th, 
1830, No. (684.) 

3. Philo, born May 8th, 1806, bap. Dec. 15th, 1811, married Nov. 27th, 1828, 
Amelia Kelsey. 

4. Walter, bora June 14th, 1811, bap. Dec. 15th 1811, married Oct. 10th, 1831, 
Emily Becljley ; live in Wisconsin. 

5. Mary Griswold, born , bap. Dec. 15th, 1811, see No. (713 ) 

6. Orpha, bom May 13th, 1813, bap. Aug. Ist^ 1813, married Sept. 6th, 1830, 
Thomas Burrill. 

7. Henry Woodruff, born April 10th, 1819, bap Aug. 29, 1819, married Not. 29th, 
1843, No. (1076.) 

8. Sophia, born July 24th, 1821, bap. Dec. 16th, 1821, married Oct- 13th, 1844, 
Samuel Stanley. •* 

9. Charles, bom , died Feb. 9th, 1827, aged 3 years. 

10. Ebenezer Newton, born , married Ann Hunter, of Rochester, N. Y. 

360. " Nancy Judd," to church Oct. 6th, 1811, daughter of John, jun., 
and No. (637,) born Sept. 17th, 1793, married Dec. 12th, 1813, Austin 
"Woodford, of Vermont. She was ditmissed and recommended, 1814, to 

. She was baptized on admission to church. She died Oct. 24th, 
1814, in "Vermont, aged 21. Her sister, No. (369.) 

361. "Nanot, wife of Bethel Hart," to church Dec. 1st, 1811, by let- 
ter from the Third church in "Wethersfield. She was his second wife, 
called widow Nancy Seely, m. May 16th, 1811. He died Dec. 25th, 
1824, when she married Elias Brown, of Farmington, son of Ephraim, 
jun., of "Windsor, and Mercy ("Wesland) his wife, born March 15ih, 1758. 
She died June 8th, 1850, aged 85. He was fife major in the Revolutioli 
and drew a pension late in life. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 247 

362. "Polly, wife of Shubel Curtiss," to churcli Feb. 2d, 1812, 
daughter of No. (237,) born Sept. 4th, 1786, married Aug. 11th, 1801, 
son of Amos, and Mabel (Squire) his .wife. He was a cooper by trade, 
learned of his father Pennfield ; lived in the old place of Josiah Steele, 
on " Horse Plain," but late in life built near " Job's Corner," where his 
widow still (1866) lives. He died Oct. 3d, 1845, aged 64. She is a 
woman of great patience and industry ; to South church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Mary, born July 31st, 1802, bap. June 21st, 1812, married Oct. 4th, 1819, John 
Eaton ; mfrried, second, Daniel Cook ; married, third, Pliny Richardson. 

2. Andrew, born Nov. 3d, 1804, bap. June 21st, 1812, married Aug. 7th, 1825, 
Laura Dunham. 

3. Charlotte, born , bap. June 21st, 1812, married Pliny Sanders. 

4. Eunice, born , bap. June 21st, 1812, married Horatio Webster. 

5. William, born March 7th, 1812, bap. June 21st, 1812, died August 25th, 1812, 
aged 6 months. 

6. Adaliue, born 1813, bap. Jan. 30th, 1814, married Thomas Butler, of Hartford. 

7. Harriet, born 1816, married Joel Cook, she died Dec. 5th, 1839, aged 23. 

8. William, born, Oct. 16th, 1819, married Sept. 1st, 1840, Lucy Ann fennfield, of 
Nathaniel, jun. 

9. Julia Ann, born March 16th, 1824, married Aug. 24th, 1852, Jarris Hall, see 
No, (800.) 

10. Emeline L., torn 1825, married, Nov. 4th, 1849, Benjamin F. Eddy, of Thomas. 

11. Electa, born Dec. 16th, 1829, married Oct. 17th, 1845, Augustus Hinman. 

863. "Hetty Cone," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, daughter of Joshua, 
of Daniel, of Middletown, who lived on Main street, at the extreme south 
end of the parish, and his wife Mehitable (Blinn,) of Wethersfield. She 
was a tailoress by trade, social and kind, but became insane. She was 
baptised on admission to church. She died April 1 6th, 1858, aged 74, 
at the alms house ; never married. 

364. "Adelia Gridley," to church, Feb. 2d, 1812, baptised same 
time, daughter of Alexander, of Farmington, and Chloe (Bidwell,) his 
wife. She is still remembered by some of our people as a lovely girl ; 
married Feb. 10th, 1812, No. (371.) She was born Oct. 18th, 1790, at 
Farmington ; now, 1862, living with her daughter, Delia La Foy, of Mad- 
ison, New Jersey. 

365. " Nancy Belden," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, daughter of No. 
(158) and No. (159,) born Aug. 31st, 1792, married May 6th, 1812, No. 
(370.) She was greatly gifted by nature and grace, possessed a strong, 
discriminating mind, had a leading voice in church music, was ready for 
every good work, and engaged in public reforms, with modest and becom- 
ing zeal. She and her husband were dismissed and recommended, March, 
1816, to church in Cherry Valley, N. Y., but received back in 1817. 
After the death of her husband she was dismissed and recommended to 



248 FIRST CHURCH 

the North church in Hartford. She died in Canada, July 4th, J852, aged 
62 ; brought home for interment. During the vicissitudes of an eventful 
life she manifested a calm trust in God, and doubtless sings the song of 
victory with the hundred and forty-four thousand. 

366. " Orpha North," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, daughter of No. 
(149) and No. (150,) born Aug. 12th, 1793, married March 18th, 1812, 
No. (311.) She was scrupulously devoted to the cause of Christ and 
his church; to South church, 1842. She died Jan. 12th, 1847, aged 53. 

367. " Perces Root," to church, Feb. 2d, 1812, baptized same time; 
she lived in the family of Amzi Stanley on the new " Highway " road, 
and married, Sept. 20th, 1813, Rice Wells, son of Eli. They moved to 
the west the same j ear, and she took a letter of dismissal and recommen- 
dation. 

368. " Ltdia Wells," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, daughter of No. (299) 
and No. (300,) born Oct. 24th, 1792, married Jan. 20th, 1814, Augustus 
Flagg, of West Hartford, son of Abijah, and his wife. Thankful (Sey- 
mour.) He was a shoe-maker and tanner by trade. She was dismissed 
and recommended to church in West Hartford, July 28th, 1816, and in 
1845 she removed her church connection to Yonkers, N. Y., where now 
(1866) she resides ; a woman of sterling qualities, genial, social and 
happy. He died Jan. 21st, 1842 ; he was born March 19th, 1784. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Marcia M., born May 31st, 1815, at New Britain, bap. Aug. 27th, 1815, died 
Aug. 27th, 1851, at Tonkers, N. Y. 

2. Levi W., born Feb. 14th, 1817, at West Hartford, married June, 1848, Charlotte 
S. Whitman. 

3. Newton, born Dec. 17th, 1819, at West Hartford, married June, 1854, Ellen H. 
Goodwin, of Illinois. 

4. Ethan, born July 20th, 1820, at West Hartford, married Jan. 30th, 1850, Mari- 
etta Wells, daughter of Lemuel Wells, No. (512.) She died, when he married, second, 
March 7th, 1855, Julia Baldwin. 

5. Lucy A., born February 17th, 1822, married John Olmsted, 1855, died June 
7th, 1858. 

369. "Aurora Judd," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, baptized same time, 
daughter of John, jun., and No. (637,) born March 20th, 1795; never 
married. She died April 20th, 1816, aged 21, of consumption ; sister of 
No. (360.) 

370. "Samuel Booth," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, son of Robert, 2d, 
and his wife, Abigail (Barton,) born Aug. 31st, 1792; was by trade a 
blacksmith ; learned of James North, Esq. ; he inherited the home of his 
father and grand-father, Nathan, senior, the old red house at the south end 
of the " Green," has been removed and remodeled, and (now, 1863,) is on 
Arch street, and occupied by Henry Andrews. Mr. Booth was a man of 
prayer and piety ; could hear " the sound of a going in the tops of the 



or NEW BRITAIN. 249 

mulberry trees," as early as any other one in the church ; was greatly use- 
ful in social prayer meetings ; a constant laborer in the Sabbath school, 
and active in the various reforms and benevolent objects of the age. He 
became one of the standing committee of the church, 1843. He lost one 
leg by amputation, from a bad knee, and bore the operation with such 
Christian fortitude that it astonished beholders. He had various losses 
and successes in business, experienced much joy and sorrow in life, and 
died in hope of a glorious resurrection, May 11th, 1846, of dropsy, aged 
56; wife. No. (365.) 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. William Beldea, born April 13th, 1813, bap. June 27th, 1813, married March 
31st, 1837, Betsey Blin; he^married second, Jan. 1st, 1846, Maria A. Keach; he mar- 
ried third. May 29th, 1855, Widow Mary C. Keid. 

2. Mary Ann, bom March 24th, 1815, bap. March 27th, 1815, died March 27th, 
1815, aged three days. 

3. Walter Henry, bom Dec. 26th, 1816, bap. June 29th, 1817, diedNov. 16th, 1822, 
aged six years. 

4. Nancy, bora July 28th, 1819, died same day. 

5. Nancy, born Aug. 28th, 1821, bap. Oct. 28th, 1821, see No. (792.) 

6. Hubert Henry, bom Deo. 12th, 1823, bap. March 28th, 1824, see No. (791.) 

7. Albert, born July 13th, 1828, died Oct. 15th, 1829, aged fifteen months. 

8. Samuel Albert, bom June 29th, 1830, bap. Oct. 17th, 1830, died Aug. 5th, 1831. 

9. Mary Allen, born June 1st, 1833, bap. Sept. 15th, 1833 ; is a sweet singer ; mar- 
ried 1866, George Gladwin, the artist. 

371. "Erasttjs Cone," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, baptized same time, 
son of Joshua and his wife, Mehitable (Blinn,) of Wethersfield. He was 
a saddler and harness-maker; learned of Abner Clark; married Feb. 10th, 
1812, No. (364,) both dismissed by letter of recommendation, A. D. 1813, 
to church in Simsbury ; lived in Newark, New Jers.ey, now, 1862, living 
with his daughter, Delia La Foy, at Madison, New Jersey. He was born 
Jan. 25th, 1790, at New Britain. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Thomas, born Jan. 3d, 1813, at Simsbury, died Sept., 1815. 

2. Thomas B., born Aug. 26th, 1814, at Simsbury. 

3. Sophia, born Aug. 25th, 1816, at Simsbury. 

4. Harriot N., born May 6th, 1819, at Middletown. 

5. Adelia, bora March 17th, 1821, at Middletown, married La Foy. 

6. Walter North, bom Oct. 13th, 1822, at Middletown. 

7. Julia Bidwell, born July 30th, 1824, at Newark, New Jersey. 

8. Alexander Gridley, bom Dec. 16th, 1825, at Newark, New Jersey. 

9. Margaret Douglass, born Oct. 16th, 1827, at Newark, New Jersey. 

10. Edward Tuttle, born March 11th, 1830, at Newark, New Jersey. 

11. William, born AprU 20th, 1832, at Newark, New Jersey, died March, 1836. 

372. "Jason Steele," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, son of Ebenezer, jun. 
and his wife. No. (225.) He was her eldest son, baptized June 26th, 



250 FIRST CHURCH 

1791, soon after birth ; was an interesting young man and Christian. He 
died 1812, as a soldier of the United States, in the war of that year. 

373; "John Pennfield," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, son of No. (237) 
and Eunice (Kelsey,) his wife, born Oct. 18th, 1791, married March 12th, 
1815, No. (432 ;) was a farmer ; lived and died on the place vacated by 
the death of his brother, Silas; was a Christian of much prayer and strong 
faith ; was illiterate but honest and earnest ; he lost one leg by the fall of 
a tree, endured much pain and suffei-ing of body, but was joyful in spirit. 
He had removed his connection from the first church to the Methodist, 
about 1830, and our watch was withdrawn Dec. 1st, 1831. No doubt the 
Methodist church was more agreeable to his tastes and sympathies. He 
died July 15th, 1846, aged 55. 

THEIB CHILBKEN. 

1. Eliza Ann, born Jan. 16th, 1816, bap. May 19th, 1816; never married ; eminently 
pious. 

2. Jane Maria, born Sept. 25th, 1818, bap. Nov. 15th, 1818, married Aug. 28th, 
1842, George Williams. 

S. Burnham H., born April 3d, 1824, bap. Aug. 8th, 1824, married May 10th, 1846, 
Annette Judd, daughter of Amon. He was killed Jan. 25th, 1847, aged 23, by running 
against a clothes line. 

4. Chester, born Aug. '21st, 1831, married Dec. 22d, 1850, Sarah Hamilton, of 
Hartford. 

374. "KiLBOURN Bates," to church Feb. 2d, 1812, son of David, of 
Granville, Mass. and his wife, Abigail (Burt,) born Jan. 12th, 1793; was 
an apprentice to Oliver Stanley, in the tanning and shoe-making business ; 
married May 4th, 1814, Rhoda Booth, daughter of Elisha, jun. and Mary 
(Steele,) his wife, born Oct. 17th, 1792, died July 28th, 1818, by drowning 
in a pool of water, aged 26. He married second, Isabel Hall, of Blan- 
ford, Mass. 

IHEIE CHILDREN. 

1. David, born , married Elizabeth Ripley. 

2. Catharine, born , died Jan. 14th, 1856, aged 38. 

375. ■' Widow Kebecca Mather," to church April 5th, 1812, bom 
May 30th, 1769, to Ebenezer Steele and his wife. No. (148,) married 
June 19th, 1781, Cotton Mather, son of No. (138) and No. (139,) born 
Sept. 2d, 1771. He was a heavy, robust man, but of dissipated habits. 
He lived near his father, at the foot of " Osgood Hill ;" died July 25th, 
1807, aged 43. At the funeral, while the body was being conveyed with 
a bier on men's shoulders, the frame or bier broke, the coffin parted as it 
fell, and the body rolled out upon the ground. She died June 3d, 1813, 
aged 38, of consumption. 

THBIR OHILDRBN. 

1. Cyprian, born May 30th, 1792, married Jan. 18th, 1814, Ko. (341.) 

2. Elenor, born July 9th, 1794. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 251 

3. Hannah, born Aug. 1st, 1796, married Sept. Uth, 1818, William Morgan ; she 
died May 16th, 1851. 

4. Rebecca, born Feb. 16th, 1799, married May 13th, 1822, Norman 0. Smith. 

5. Thomas, born June 5th, 1800, married Aug. 14th, 1820, Susanna Hangerford, 
of Harwinton, daughterof Tertius and Euth (Cook,^ his wife, born Aug. 12th, 1801. 

6. Alonzo, horn May 9th, 1802, died May 10th, 1802, aged one day. 

376. "William Bassett," to church April 5th, 1812, baptized same 
time, son of Cornelius and his wife, Chloe (Smith,) daughter of Samuel, 
bom Jan. 19th, 1795, married April 23d, 1823, Polly Judd, daughter of 
No. (435) and No. (436,) born Dec. 15th, 1795; she died June 26th, 
1837, aged 42, when he married second, June 3d, 1838, No. (882.) He 
was a wagon-maker by trade ; learned of Henry North ; built on the site 
of William A. Churchill's residence ; had his shop where Churchill and 
Stanley's jewelry shop stands. He sold to Churchill, and built on West 
Main street, the house now, 1866, owned and occupied By A. P. Collins. 
He sold out and moved to Simsbury, where he died Dec. 21st, 1860 ; he 
to South church, 1842. 

THEIR OHILDBEK. 

1. Charles, born Feb. 26th, 1824. 

2. Mary Smith, born Dec. 13th, 1825, see No. ("941.) 

3. Jennie Maria, bom Dec. 10th, 1832, married June 2d, 1857, Frederic Hart, of 
Salmon. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

4. Dwight Evans, born April 17th, 1839, married July, 1861, Susan Hutchins, of 
Canton. 

5. Marcelon Cornelius, bom Aug. 20th, 1844. 

6. Eugene Selden, born Oct. 2d, 1846, died, aged sixteen months. 

7. William Clark, born June 29th, 1850, died Nov. 21st, 1850, agied five months. 

8. Walter Clark, born Aug. 19th, 1852. 

377. " Susanna, wife of Josiah Steele," to church June 7th, 1812; her 
maiden name, Lewis ; she was from Oxford, Conn. ; they lived on " Horse 
Plain," near Capt. Lemuel Hotchkiss' saw-mill and iron works ; he was a 
blacksmith ; was in hard service in the war of the Revolution ; compactly 
built and of great endurance, he enlisted into the Revolutionary army 
April 20th, 1777, for three years; had £10 bounty; he died March 25th, 
1825, aged 68. She was a kind-hearted, good woman; buffeted the storms 
of adversity bravely, and died July 31st, 1821. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Josiah, jun., born Feb. 9th, 1778, married Nov. 5th, 1798, No. (445.) 

2. Allen, born Nov. 23d, 1779, married July 29th, 1799, No. f307.) 

3. Susanna, bom , married No. (308,) and married second, Oct. 16th, 1828, 
George Daniels. 

4. Sybil, bora Oct. 21st, 1782, married April 9th, 1799, Nathaniel Caitington, of 
Farmington, son of David. 

5. Avery, born , married Polly Kugg; married second, Jerusha Williams. 



252 FIRST CHTTECH 

6. Levi, born , married Nov. 23d, 1811, Betsey Gilbert; he died Aug. 5th, 
1829, by suicide. 

7. Sabra, born , married April 12th, 1805, see No. ("316.) 

8. Amon, born , married Electa Curtiss, daughter of Amos. 

9. Cynthia, born , married Feb. 23d, 1817, James Hull, of Isaac and Eunice 
(Carrington.) 

10. George, bom , bap. June 21st, 1812, married Jan. 11th, 1824, Lucina Bel- 

den, of John ; he died July 8th, 1837, when she married second. Noble Andrus, o 
Farmington and Bristol. 

378. " Caroline, wife of John Andrews," to church June 7th, 1812, 
baptized same time, born Feb. 1st, 1769, to Jesse Bronson, of Kensing- 
ton, and his wife, Abigail (Allen,) married March 16th, 1800, No. (197;) 
she possessed a happy turn of mind, took great delight in the ordinances 
of the gospel, and means of grace ; died Dec. 25th, 1846, aged 77 ; her 
mother is No. (708.) 

379. " Jerdsha Mather," to church June 7th, 1812, daughter of No. 
(217) and No. (207,) born May 10th, 1793, married May 15th, 1827, 
No. (773 ;) she was a tailoress by trade, very industrious, intelligent and 
discreet ; died Oct. 17th, 1838, aged 45 ; left no posterity. 

380. "BuLAH Hart," to church Aug. 2d, 1812, by letter from the 
church in Simsbury, baptized May 18th, 1783; never married; died at 
Simsbury ; she was daughter of No. (174) and No. (224.) 

381. " Norman Woodruff," to church Oct. 4th, 1812, baptized same 
time, son of Gad and his wife, Sarah (Loomis,) born Nov. 6th, 1790, mar- 
ried March 19th, 1813, No. (557;) a brass-founder by trade; his house 
stood where now, 1861, Dr. L. Woodruff's stands, on Main street; his 
shop back of the house, where he was largely engaged in manufacturing 
brass goods. His present residence, 1866, is in Plainville, with his son, 
John. He was dismissed July 23d, 1815, to the church in Lenox, Mass., 
but subsequently returned viz. Feb. 2d, 1823, by letter of recommendation 
from that church, with his wife. He was a tall man, of serious turn, and 
sober demeanor, but honest and generous. He and wife South church, 
1842. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Sarah, born Dec. 21st, 1813, bap. March 20th, 18U, see No. (670.) 

2. Almira, bom Feb. 2d, 1816, see No. (927.) 

3. Betsey, born May 19th, 1818, married Oct. 8th, 1838, No. (861.) 

4. Maria, born May 5th, 1820, married June 3d, 1842, No. (862.) 

5. John, born May Uth, 1823, bap. Aug. 24th, 1823, married Sept. 23d, 1851, 
Sarah Stowe. 

6. James, bom April 26th, 1827, bap. Sept. 16th, 1827, married Dec. 14th, 1854, 
Clara R. Clapp. 

7. Mary, born March 14th,. 1830, died April 2d, 1830. 

8. Norman, born Feb. 7th, 1834, bap. July Uth, 1834, died Aug. 12th, 1834. 

382. " Benjamin Cabwell," to church Oct. 4th, 1812, baptized same 
time ; he was an apprentice of James Booth,.jun., at the business of tan- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 253 

ning and shoe-making ; came from the town of Durham, Conn. ; kept the 
turnpike gate on the Middletown and Beriin road, on the west side of the 
parish, where he died, of consumption, Jan. 9th, 1818, aged 27. He mar- 
ried Feb. 15th, 1813, Koxana Hamblin, of Farmington, daughter of Phin- 
eas and his wife, Rhoda (Andrus,) born Oct. 3d, 1793 ; she died March 
3d, 1849, aged 65, at Wethersfleld. He adorned his profession by a lowly 
walk. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Adelia, born May 24th, 1814, bap. July 10th, 1814, married Feb. 14th, 1836, 
William Taylor, a machinist and instructor of convicts at Connecticut State Prison, at 
Wethersfleld; he died May 1st, 1853 ; she resides in Hartford, 1860. 

2. Benjamin, bom June, 1817, bap. Sept. 23d, 1817, died March 23d, 1818, aged 
nine months. 

383. " Olive, wife of Cyprian Hart," to church Dec. 6th, 1812, daugh- 
ter of James Wbedon and his wife, Dinah, of North Branford, born June 
20th, 1765 ; he came into this place to run Deacon Hart's mill, and lived 
near it ; he was son of Lieut. Noadiah and Lucy (Hurlbut,) his wife, born 
May 23d, 1772, at Kensington ; they lived several years where now, 
1862, Silas Wright does, on the "Mountain Lake road;" he died July 5th, 
1843 ; she died June 17th, 1846 ; she was dismissed by letter from this 
church Sept. 3th, 1819, but our records previous and up to that date never 
say where dismissed to. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Truman, born June 11th, 1793, married July 4th, 1815, Laura Lewis Steele, 
daughter of Josiah, jun. 

2. Noadiah, born April 16th, 1795. 

3. Bera, born March 31st, 1797, married May 6th, 1819, Mary, daughter of Samuel 
Whaples ; lire in St. Lawrence county. New York. 

4. James Griffing, born April 19th, 1799. 

5. Leander Sidney, born Aug. 10th, 1801, m. Aug. 23d, 1824, Bmeline Thompson ; 
married second. Electa, daughter of Solomon Humphrey. 

6. Percy, born June 17th, 1805, died April 3d, 1809, aged four years. 

7. Ordelia, born Jan. 17th, 1808, died April 4th, 1809, and both buried in one grave. 

384. " Prudence, wife of John Clark," to church Feb. 7th, 1813, by 
letter from the first church in Farmington, daughter of Joshua Woodruff, 
of Farmington, and his wife. Prudence (Curtiss,) born Aug. 3d, 1793, . 
married Aug. 26th, 1812 ; he son of Abel and his wife, Abigail (Judd,) 
born March 20th, 1787 ; he was a farmer and butcher ; lived on the old 
Clark home of his father and grand-father, where now, 1862, Omri North 
owns and resides, at the foot of " Clark Hill." He established the first 
" meat market" in the village, and it stood on or near John Stanley's gar- 
den, by the railroad. In several respects she is an extraordinary woman, 
having passed through peculiar vicissitudes in life ; was bedrid several 
years, and helpless ; recovered and is healthy now, 1863, and has been 



254 FliRST CHURCH 

many years ; has a great gift of prayer and exhortation, and feels called 
of God to travel as a missionary. She left our church for the Methodist 
communion, as being more congenial with her views and emotions. He 
died Jan. 25lh, 1835, aged 48. She was admitted to Farmington church, 
August, 1808. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Jane, born Nov. 14th, 1813, bap. Feb. 13th, 1814, died Feb. 17th, 1818, of can- 
ker rash, aged four years. 

2. Matilda, born Oct. 24th, 1815, bap. March 10th, 1816, see No. (703.) 

3. George, born June 20th, 1817, bap. Aug. 4th, 1817, married Jan. 16th, 1845, 
Sarah E. Castlon, of Georgia ; he died July 15th, 1845, at Macon; Georgia, aged 28. 

4. Abel Newel, born June 12th, 1819, bap. Oct. 17th, 1819, married April 27th, 
1840, Emily I. Braddock ; he died at Hartford, March 25th, 1867, in his 48th year, of 
cancer ; was editor of the Courant. 

5. John Woodruflf, born July 3d, 1822, bap. Oct. 25th, 1822, married April 7th, 
1858, Caroline Beckley. 

6. Jane Louisa, bora Oct. 2d, 1827, bap. April 6th, 1828, married March 2d, 1845, 
Deming W. Sexton. 

7. Mary Prudence, born Nov. 2d, 1830; died May 21st, 1834, aged three. 

8. Ellen, born Dec. 2d, 1833, married April 16th, 1856, Cornelius Everest, of Eev. 
C. B. Everest. 

385. "Minerva Lee," to church April 4th, 1813, daughter of No. 
(356) and No. (357,) born April 22d, 1798, married Sept. 8th, 1818, No. 
(954;) she taught school, both day and Sabbath school; was teacher in 
the first Sabbath school in the town or county, in the spring of 1816 ; in- 
tellectual and energetic, an ornament to her sex and the church. 

386. " Betsey, wife of Isaac Lee," to church May 9th, 1813, by letter 
from the church of Christ in New Hartford ; she was daughter of Major 
Peter Curtiss, of Farmington, of Revolutionary memory, and the widow of 
David Lusk, of New Britain. She married second, Oct. 29th, 1812, No. 
(168 ;) her first husband had died July 6th, 1793 ; he was son of David, 
senior, and his wife. Prudence (Hurlburt,) and they lived in the valley 
back of " Dublin Hill." She died Aug. lit, 1828, aged 64. 

HER CHILDREN BY FIRST HUSBAND. 

1 . Laura, bora , married Eli Wood, of Windsor. 

2. Austria, bora , married Asahel Crow, of New Hartford. 

3. Solomon, born 1790, married Nov. 25th, 1809, No. (880.) 

387. "Wife of Allen Francis," to church June 6th, 1813 — her maiden 
name, Esther Judd, daughter of Heman, of Farmington, and his wife 
Anna (Goodrich,) born Feb. 14th, 1771. She married, first, Timothy 
Hotchkiss, of Wethersfield, a hatter by trade ; was divorced, and mar- 
ried, second. May 12th, 1797, Allen, son of Josiah Francis, of Newing- 
ton, and his wife Milly (Stoddard,) born Oct. 23d, 1760. They lived in 
Hart quarter, next house north of " Landlord Hart." She died April 
9th, 1886, aged 64. He died Feb. 15th, 1850, aged 89. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 255 

HEK CHILD BT FIKST HUSBAND. 

1. William Frederick Hotchkiss, son of Timothy and Esther, born Jan. 1st, 1793 ; 
he died, 1829, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN BT SECOND HUSBAND. 

1. Bernard, Josiah, bom Oct. 9th, 1798, served a clerkship with William H. Imlay, 
of Hartford, as a merchant ; he died in New Orleans. 

2. Edwin Judd, born April 22d, 1808, married Sept. 14th, 1825, No. (709.) 

3. Sarah Wells, bom , bap. Nov. 28th, 1813, died young. All baptized same 
date. 

388. "Candace, wife of Solomon Churchill, jun.," to church April 
2d, 1815, by letter from church in Worthington, daughter of Hooker Gil- 
bert, and his wife Candace (Sage,) born July 12th, 1791, married Dec. 
1st, 1812 ; he was son of Solomon, sen., No. (240,) and his wife, No. 
(241,) born Oct. 20th, 1791 ; he was a tinman by trade, learned of Enoch 
Kelsey ; lived in various localities. She was dismised by letter June loth, 
1817. She died June 9th, 1835. He died May 11th, 1834, aged 43. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Laura, bom Dec. 26th, 1813, bap. March 20th, 1814, married Giles Colvin, 
who died in 1835, in Indiana, see No. (753.) 

2. William, born Jan. 6th, 1816, bap June 9th, 1816, married Sarah Ann Sedg- 
wick. 

3. Sarah, bom May 10th, 1818, married Sylvester Elton. 

4. Emeline, born Sept. 16th, 1821, married I. Bradley Elton. 

5. Gilbert, bom Sept. lOth, 1824, died in Illinois. 

6. Cyrus, born Dec. 11th, 1826. 

389. " Betsey Pennpield," to church Aug. 6th, 1815, daughter of 
No. (237,) born April 13th, 1793, married Feb. 6th, 1820, Enos Penn- 
field, son of Jesse, of Plymouth, Ct. ; he died at Clarkson, Dec. 23d, 1833, 
and she married, second, April, 1835, Deacon Joseph Langdon, of Sugar 
Grove, Pa., where she lived in 1860, or at Russellburg. Her second 
husband is also dead. She was dismissed by letter to Camden, N. Y., 
Feb. 6th, 1820. She died at Warren, Pa., Jan. 3d, 1866, aged 72. 

390. " DiADAMA Steele," to church Aug. 6th, 1816, baptized same 
time, daughter of No. (852) and No. (853,) born Oct. 6th, 1798, married 
Feb. 8th, 1821, Abraham W. Neal, of Southington, and she was dismissed 
by letter to church in Southington, March 3d, 1822, and received there 
April 21st, 1822. He was an extensive wagon maker, formerly at the 
« South end. ' She died May, 1854, aged 55. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Salman, born , bap. Aug. 4th, 1822, at Southington. 

2. Henry, born , bap. June 27th, 1824, at Southington. 

3. Hiram, born , bap. May 29th, 1831, at Southington. 

4. Diadamia Maria, born , bap. Aug. 23d, 1825, at Southington. 



256 FIRST CHUBOH 

391. "Ursula, wife of Newton Skinner," to church Aug. 6th, 1815; 
her maiden name, Wolcott, daughter of Samuel and Jerusha his wife, 
born Nov. 17th, 1788, at East Windsor; to this church, as above, by let- 
ter from the First church in that town; married May 10th, 1815, Rev. 
Newton Skinner, son of Eoswell, of East Granby, and his wife Mary 
(Gay,) born Oct. 10th, 1782, graduated at Yale, 1804, settled as colleague 
with Dr. Smalley, Feb. 14th, 1810. He bought the house, soon after his 
marriage, on the corner of East and Smalley streets, and it has retained 
his name to this day. She was a woman of grave deportment, strong 
mind and great economy. He died March 31st, 1825, aged 42, of malig- 
nant fever. She was dismissed and recommended to Centre church, Hart- 
ford, in 1832. 

THEIH CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Gay, bom Feb. 14th, 1818, bap. March 29th, 1818, married Liver- 
more. 

2. Samuel Wolcott, born June 19th, 1820, bap. Aug.' 27th, 1820, a physician at 
Windsor Locks. 

3. Ann Grant, born Aug. 23d, 1823, bap. Oct. 12th, 1823. 

392. « LuCT, wife of Ethan A. Andrews," to church Aug. 6th, 1815, 
by letter from the First church in Farmington, daughter of Col. Isaac 
Cowles, of Farmington, and his wife Lucina (Hooker,) baptized June 
14th, 1795, by Rev. Mr. Washburn, and to church in Farmington, Oct. 
4th, 1807, married Dec. 19th, 1810, No. (464,) and were both dismissed, 
Feb. 5th, 1832, and recommended to the Third church in New Haven; 
She was received again to our communion Feb. 5th, 1860, by letter from 
South church, New Britain. 

393. " Sarah, wife of Simeon Lincoln," to church Oct. 22d, 1815, by 
letter from church in Wolcott, daughter of No. (1) and No. (96,) born 
June 19th, 1773, baptized July 25th, 1773, married Oct. 22d, 1792, 
Rev. Israel B. Woodard, of Wolcott, son of Israel, of Watertown, and 
his wife Abigail (Stoddard,) born 17 67, graduated at Yale 1789, studied 
theology with Dr. Smalley, settled at Wolcott, and died October, 1810, 
aged 43. She married, second, 1814, Simeon Lincoln ; was occasionally 
partially insane. After the death of Mr. Lincoln, she lived at the old 
house of Dr. Smalley and Deacon Whittlesey. She died Oct. 22d, 1843, 
aged 70. She left no posterity ; was the 3d wife of Mr. Lincoln. 

394. "Elisha S. Lewis," to church Dec. 3d, 1815, by letter from 
Farmington church. He was a joiner by trade, and learned of Capt. 
Selah Porter, of Farmington; married Oct. 16th, 1814, No. (455,) lived 
on " Horse Plain " next north of the Capt. Hotchkiss place. Both dis- 
missed June 30ih, 1822, and recommended to the church in Camden, N. 
Y. He was a native of Plymouth, Ct., and a man of singular eccentric- 
ities ; he died near Pittsburg, Pa. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 257 

THEIK CHILDBEN. 

1 . Marinda, born , married in Pennsylvania. 

2. Mary Ann, bom , died near Pittsburg. 

3. James Wells, born 

4. Jane Eliza, born 

5. Lucy Maria, born 

395. Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Clark," to church March 17th, 
1816, daughter of Elijah Smith, sen., and his wife Sarah (Grimes,) bap. 
March 23d, 1760, married June 3d, 1784, No. (434.) She died Oct. 7th, 
1823, aged 64. 

396. " Betset, wife of Seth J. North," to church March 17th, 1816, 
daughter of No. (115) and No. (125,) born July 17th, 1780, married 
Sept. 27th, 1801, No. (449 ;) greatly resembles in mind, form and. man- 
ners her mother. Still (A. D. 1861) living with her son Frederick, and 
retaining much of the freshness, vigor and vicacity of forty, while she is 
over eighty ; to South church 1842. After this was written (Aug. 1861,) 
she was suddenly partially deranged, and was taken to the Retreat at 
Hartford, where now (Dec. 1861,) she remains. She died there Aug. 
28th, 1862, aged 82 ; the last of Col. Gad Stanley's family. 

397. "LuciNA, wife of Jesse Hart," to church March 17th, 1816, 
daughter of Asa Cowdry, of Hartland, Ct., and his wife Abigail (Ensign,) 
born Sept. 17th, 1788, married April 5th, 1810. No. (430.) 

398. "Esther Dewy," to church March 17th, 1816, daughter of No. 
(179) and No. (157,) born 1788, never married; "baptized March 30th, 
1788 ; died March 7th, 1852, aged 64 ; has a head stone in the old part 
of the cemetery. She had removed her church connection to Harwinton, 
and returned Aug. 7ih, 1825; to South church 1842. 

399. "Anna Clark," to church March 17th, 1816, daughter of No. 
(434) and No. (395,) was baptised on admission to church ; born March 
20th, 1790; never married, lives much of her time with her sister, No. 
(724.) 

400. Betsey Burritt," to church March 17th, 1816, daughter of 
Elihu, and No. (290,) born July 22d, 1796, bap. Nov. 2d, 1800. Betsey 
Hinsdale, married Aug. 24th, 1829, Hezekiah Seymour, of Hartford, son, 
of Joseph W., and his wife Lovisa (Warner,) born Oct. 29th, 1788. 
They lived several years in the Burritt house, on the "Hinsdale Lot," 
then built a cottage on Elm street. He was an Episcopalian, and she; 
joined that communion with him. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Infant, bom Feb. 20th, 1831, died without a name. 

2. Henry Griswold, born May 5th, 1832, died May 20th, 1853, aged 21 ; an inter- 
esting young man, and their only earthly prop and: hope. 

17 



258 FIRST CHUKCH 

401. "Chauncet Cornwall," to church March 17th, 1816, son of 
No. (296) and No. (297,) born Sept. 2 2d, 1795, married July 15th, 1819, 
No. (404;) built west side South Green, house now (1861) owned and 
occupied by Charles Warner, and his brass shop was the present dwelling 
house of Henry Nash, Esq. He carried on the manufacture of brass 
goods extensively for several years. He was appointed deacon in 1837, 
and served the First Church in that capacity until July 5th, 1842; then 
to south church. He was one of the early teachers and laborers in the 
Sunday school cause, a constant and faithful attendant on the ordinances 
of the Gospel and the means of grace. He unfortunately lost part of 
one hand by a circular saw, and he also grew somewhat deaf in later life. 
He died Sept. 18th, 1863, aged 68, of consumption. 

THEIB CHILDEEN. 

1. Jane Adeline, bom July 8th, 1820, bap. Sept. 3d, 1820, married No. (915.) 

2. Francis Edwards, born Sept. 29th, 1822, bap. March 9th, 1823, No. (799.) 

3. Sarah Gilbert, bom Aug. 3d, 1824, bap. Oct. 3d, 1824, see No. (935.) 

4. Julia Ann, bom Nov. 9th, 1 827, married Sept. 4th, 1849, WQliam S. Booth; 
she died March 31st, 1855. 

5. Elizabeth Augusta, bom May 19th, 1830, bap. Aug. 22d, 1830, married June, 
1850, Henry F. Peck. 

6. Ellen Sophia, bora Feb. 25th, 1833, bap. June 2d, 1833, married Oct. 20th, 
1853, Leyerett L. Camp. 

7. Charles Henry, bom April 10th, 1836, bap. 1836; is, 1862, Captain of Com- 
pany A, 13th regiment C. V., and was successorof Capt. Bidwell, who was discharged 
at New Orleans. 

402. John Eells," to church Oct. 6th, 1816, by letter from the church 
in Stockbridge, born July 20th, 1753, to Rev. Edward, of upper Middle- 
town, and his wife Martha (Pitkin,) married March 8d, 1773, Elizabeth 
Lord, of Midiletown ; she bore his children and died, when he married, 
second, Oct. 12th, 1806, Rachel, daughter of No. (113) and No. (114,) 
born March 20th, 1761, married March 12th, 1792, Capt. Eleazur Curtiss, 
son of Daniel, born Sept. 3d, 1754; he died July 19th, 1796, aged 42, 
when she married, second, as above. Mr. Eells was a weaver by trade 
and occupation ; lived on the " New Highway" leading to Hartford from 
" Stanley quarter." He was dismissed, Nov. 14th, 1821, by letter to 
Lenox, Mass., where he died, Nov. 3d, 1840, aged 87. She also died 
there, Nov. 16th, 1835, aged 74. 

HIS OHILDBEN. 

1. Lydia, born July 19th, 1774, died Sept. 27th, 1791. 

2. Martha, bom Dec. 6th, 1775, died Dec. 28th, 1791. 

3. Elizabeth, born Aug. 6th, 1777. 

4. John, jun., born May Uth, 1780, died Oct. 17th, 1826. 

5. Patience, born Feb. Uth, 1782, died Feb. 8th, 1807. 

6. Hannah, bora Oct. 22d, r784, died Nov. 28th, 1791. 

7. Erastns, bom July 21st, 1790, died Aug. 16th, 1791. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 259 

403. "LucT, wife of Jesse Stanley," to church Oct. 6th, 181(5, by let- 
ter from the church of Christ in Farmington, daughter of Joseph White, 
of Whitestown, N. Y., and his wife Lucy (Buckley,) of Wethersfield, 
born July 22d, 1785 ; to church in Farmington, 1807, by letter from 
Whitesborough, N. Y. ; married, first, Oman Clark, of Farmington, who 
died, when she married, second, as above. May 1st, 1816. She was dis- 
missed, 1842, by letter of recommendation to Farmington church. Mr. 
Stanley had a previous wife, viz., Almira, daughter of No. (168) and No. 
(154,) born July 17th, 1780, married Sept. 27th, 1801, died Sept. 29th, 
1815, aged 35. Mr. Stanley's first wife was a most amiable and benevo- 
lent woman, but in feeble health, and lost all her children in infancy. He 
was a very successful farmer, and lived where now, 1862, Thomas Tracy 
owns and resides, the house built by Thomas Stanley, 4th, (son of Thomas, 
3d, and brother of Lot.) This Thomas, 4th, married Anna Fords, of 
Wethersfield, who died 1787, leaving two children, when he married, sec- 
ond, Mixanda Nott, and had twelve children by her. She died 1851, at 
Marietta, Ohio, where the family moved to from here, 1787. 

CHILDREN OF ORNAN CLARK AND HIS WIFE LUOT (WHITE._) 

1. Henry White, born Feb. 23d, 1807, at Farmington, see No. (628.^ 

2. Sarah, born July 18th, 1809, see No. (712.) 

JESSE Stanley's children bt almira. 

1. Philip, born Nov. 4th, 1802, died Sept. 2d, 1803. 

2. Philip, 2d of name, born Nov. 30th, 1804, died May 31st, 1805. 

3. George, born Nov. Ist, 1807, died April 2d, 1808. 

4. Waldo, bom March 8th, 1811, died April 9th, 1811. 

5. Son born Jan. 16th, 1814, died without a name. 

6. daughter born Sept. 11th, 1815, died without a name. 

HIS children by LUOT. 

l \ twins, bom March 20th. 1818, } ITmit, ^utl Cl li 8, see No. (844., 
9. Margaret, bom Nov. 26th, 1820, bap. May 13th, 1821, see No. (843.) 
10. Oliver Cromwell, born Feb. 23d, 1823, bap. June 15th, 1823, married Oct. 13th, 
1847, No. (1027.) The father, Jesse Stanley, died Aug. 19th, 1827, aged 48. Lucy 
his widow, died April 13th, 1863, at Brooklyn, N. Y., in her 78th year, but buried in 
New Britain cemetery. 

404. "Mart Cosslett," to church Jan. 26th, 1817, daughter of Fran- 
cis, and No. (636,) born Nov. 3d, 1791, baptized (Mary Goodrich) June 
28th, 1801, by Rev. J. Belden, at Newington; married July 15th, 1818, 
No. (40 1 ;) a discreet, worthy woman, of great diligence and firm Chris- 
tian principles; to South church 1842. 

405. " Esther Hart," to church Jan. 26th, 1817, daughter of No. 
(131) and No. (132,) born March 5th, 1798, married March 16th, 1819, 
Edwin Gridley, of Southington. She was dismissed by letter and re- 
ceived there Dec. 5th, 1819. He was born June 21st, 1797, to Noah of 



260 FIRST CEURCH 

Southington, and his wife Luana (Andrus,) of Josiab. He was a farmer, 
and died October 3d, 1 852, aged 55. 

THKIB CHILDREN. 

1 . Levi AndruB, born July 1 5th, 1 820, married April 13th, 1 842, Rosanna Danham ; 
he died June 13th, 1844. 

2. Marietta, born June 14th, 1323, died Dec. 19th, 1825. 

3. Infant, born April 26th, 1827, died April 26th, 1827. 

4. Ellen Eliza, bom Jan. 10th, 1830, died Jan. 19th, 1842, aged 12 years 9 days. 

5. Sarah Hart, born January 16th, 1836, married Dec. 24th, 1854, Henry, son of 
Henry Lewis, of Southington ; Ist Lieut. Co. K, 20th Reg. C. V. 

406. " Salmon Steele," to ehurcb Jan. 26th, 1817, and baptized 
same time ; was son of Ebenezer, jun., and his wife Lucy (Wright,) born 
April 7th, 1780; was a brass founder by trade, learned of Barton, of 
Wintonbury ; married Nov. 29th, 1803, Nelly Williams, of West Brook- 
field, Mass., daughter of Samuel, and his wife Nelly (Wright,) born Sept. 
12th, 1786. They lived in various localities, raised a large family on 
small means. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was in the bat- 
tle of Lundy's Lane. He fell under censure of the church, and, April 
12th, 1824, they, after much labor and delay, passed sentence of excom- 
munication. He was a skillful mechanic, with an active and inventive 
mind. He died June 22d, 1836, aged 65. His widow lives now, 1863, 
in Almont, Lapeer county, Mich., with her son. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel Williams, bom April 20th, 1805, bap. June 22d, 1817, married Nov. 6th, 
1833, Clarissa Andrews ; he married, second, Lucina Merrell ; married, third, 

He is an ordained minister of the Baptist denomination, and lives in Romulus, Mich. 

2. Mary Darling, bom March 10th, 1807, bap. June 22, 1817, married Sept. 1st, 
1836, Philip Recor, see No. (742.) 

3. Ebenezer, born Oct. 18th, 1808, bap. June 22d, 1817, married Mary Pilgrim ; a 
Methodist preacher. 

4. William Moloneaux, bom March 7th, 1811, bap. June 22d, 1817, married 
Elizabeth Bradley ; he is a shoe-maker. 

5. Salmon, born Nov. 12th, 1812, bap. June 22d, 1817, married Eliza Morgan ; 
married, second, Adelaide Lamberton ; he is a Methodist preacher, and presiding elder 
at North Port, Mich. 

6. Marinda, bom Feb. 25th, 1816, bap. June 22d, 1817, died unmarried, aged 25, 
at Hartford. 

7. Jason, born Aug. 24th, 1817, bap. Oct. 12th, 1817, married Marinda Rigley, he 
is a Methodist preacher. 

8. Emri, bom Sept. 25th, 1819, bap. Sept. 17th, 1820, married Laura Judd, daugh- 
ter of No. (459.; He was ordained to the work of a Gospel minister March 10th, 
1853, and now, 1863, resides atlmlay, Mich. 

9. Martha, born May 31st, 1821, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married William Wilson, 
of New York state ; lives in Iowa. 

10. Amzi Hart, born April 14th, 1823, married Oct 30th, 1843, Laura Ann Miller; 
she died Dec. 22d, 1862. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 261 

11. Albert Lewis, bora March 10th, 1826, married Nov. 3d, 1853, Mary F. Hyde ; 
is a cabinet maker and lives in Almont, Lapier county, Michigan. 

407. "OziAS Hart, jun.," to church Jan. 26th, 1817, son of No. (281) 
and No. (282,) bora Dec. 9th, 1793, married Nov. 15th, 1816, No. (410,) 
who died at St. Louis, when he married, second, Jan. 25th, 1831, Tri- 
phena Elmer, who died March, 1845, when he married, third, Jan. 11th, 
1852, widow Mary Conover ; she died May 2d, 1858. He left this place 
in 1819; was never dismissed, and lives now, 1861, in Buffalo, and has 
seen much trouble in life. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Emily Eliza, born Jan. 8th, 1818, bap. April 12th, 1818, at New Britain. 

2. George Henry, bom March, 1819, bap. April 25th, 1819 at New Britain. 

3. William Otis, bom 1821. 

4. Charles Augustus, born Oct. 30th, 1837, died April, 1842. 

5. Willard Otis, born Feb. 13th, 1838. 

6. Sarah Ann, bora March 5th, 1845; living in Illinois, 1860. 

408. "Otis Hart," to church Jan. 26th, 1817, brother of No. (407,) 
born February, 1800, died July 1st, 1819, aged 19. 

409. Wife of Charles Wright," to church April 6th, 1817, by letter 
from the Third church in Wethersfleld ; her maiden name, Abigail Marsh, 
daughter of John, of Wethersfleld, and Abigail (Buckley,) his wife, born 
Oct. 16th, 1756. They moved into this parish in 1817, and lived on 
Dr. Smalley's farm on the South Mountain. He died Jan. 23d, 1829, 
aged 76. He was the son of Justice and Ann (Williams,) his wife, who 
is said to have been grand-daughter of Eunice Standish, of pilgrim mem- 
ory. The widow Abigail died, Aug. 11th, 1842, aged 86. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lois, born Dec. 16th, 1777, married Salmon Booth, son of Elisha, jun. 

2. Khoda, bom Oct. 16th, 1779, married Aaron Belden, of Rocky Hill. 

3. Selden, bora March 29th, 1782, married Anna Cole, daughter of Selah, Nov. 
25th, 1802. . 

4. Mehitable, bora June 16th, 1784, married Barzillai Dickinson, of Rocky Hill. 

5. Abigail, born Sept. 3d, 1786, married Sylvester Belden of Rocky Hill. 

6. Miriam, bora May 7th, 1789, married Orrin Dickinson, brother of Sylvester. 

7. Lucy, bom April 22d, 1792, married Amos Flint, of Rome, N. Y. 

8. Harvey, born Aug. 23d, 1794, married No. (590.) 

9. Maria, born March 29th, 1797, married October 30th, 1817, Ira Steele; she No. 
(910.) 

10. Electa, bora 1800, died in infancy. 

410. "Pamela, wife of Ozias Hart, jun.," to church April 6th, 1817, 
by letter from the church in Durham ; her maiden name, Baggs, married 
Nov. 15th, 1816, No. (407,) and died at St. Louis; took no letter of dis- 
missal and recommendation. 



262 FIRST CHURCH 

411. "Clarissa, wife of Alvin North," to church June 1st, 1817, bap- 
tized same time, daughter of Oliver Burnham, Esq., of Cornwall, and his 
wife, Sarah (Rodgers,) born June 7th, 1788, married May 1st, 1816, No. 
(330 ;) has a friendly disposition, and much Christian charity ; to South 
church, 1842. 

412. " Ltdia Hart," to church June 1st, 1817, daughter of No. (293) 
and No. (294,) born May 13th, 1796, married Nov. 25th, 1818, John C. 
Eoot, of Farmington, son of Ezekiel and Cynthia Cole, of Kensington ; she 
was dismissed and recommended to Farmington church, by letter, July 
31st, 1819, and from.there, 1823, to Harwinton church; they subsequently 
moved to Ohio; he a shoe-maker; she living, 1865, at Talmadge, Ohio ; 
he died Dec. 10th, 1862, aged 67. 

ONLT CHILD OF JOHN C. AND LTDIA KOOT. 

George Hart Root, born May 2 1 at, 1833, married Oct. 7th, 1856) P. Marie Upson, 
of Talmadge, Ohio. 

413. "Elijah Francis," to church Aug. 3d, 1817, son of No. (91) 
and No. (92,) born Jan. 6th, 1760, consequently was more than fifty-five 
years of age at his conversion ; his convictions were pungent and distress- 
ing, but he was a remarkable instance of the renewing and regenerating 
grace of God ; he was evidently constrained to testify of the great good- 
ness and mercy of God, in his own experience, being extremely diffident 
naturally. He was a shoe-maker and tanner by trade; learned of Deacon 
Timothy Stanley ; was in the Revolutionary army at sixteen years of age, 
as a teamster. He lived in Ihe valley east of " Osgood Hill ;" was elected 
deacon of the church July 19th, 1822. He represented the town of Ber- 
lin in the legislature several times. He married Dec. 21st, 1785, No. 
(221,) but left no posterity. He gave thirty dollars towards the cost of 
our communion service ; he loved Zion, and prayed much for her welfare. 
He was one of the constituents of the South church, 1842. He died Oct. 
30th, 1846, aged 87. He seldom spoke in public, but was gifted in 
prayer ; he wept, mourned and sighed over the delinquencies of the church 
and the sins of the world. 

414. "Mart, wife of Ebenezer Gridley," to church Nov. 9th, 1817, 
daughter of No. (138) and No. (139,) born Dec. 27lh, 1778, married 
April 23d, 1800; he son of Seth, of Plainville, and his wife, Esther 
(Blakesley,) of East Haven, born July 2d, 1780, occupied the home of 
her father ; was a man of wonderful memory ; had an active mind, but 
abused his faculties. He died at the alms-house, April 26th, 1860, aged 
79. She was a pious, good woman, careful to attend upon the means of 
grace ; she died Oct. 16th, 1856, aged 78 ; she was one of the constituent 
members of the South church, 1842. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 263 

THEIR CHILDEEK. 

1. Betsey, born March 4th, 1801, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818, never married ; lives, 1862, 
in Hartford. 

2. Hannah Dunham, born June 16th, 1802, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818, married Peter 
McVoy. 

3. Infant, bom , died Feb. 19th, 1804. 

4. Nancy, born , married a Brooks. 

5. Jnlia, born , died Sept., 1809. 

6. Delia, born 1810, died Aug. 22d, 1811, aged one year. 

7. Walter Blakesley, born June 3d, 1812, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818, marriedFeb. 14th, 
1840, Mary Hunter, daughter of Eoswell. 

8. David Mather, born Aug. 28th, 1816, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818 ; went to parts un- 
known. 

9. Edward, ) g ( born Aug. 8th, 1818, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818, drowned in James 

/ 5- < river, Virginia, near Norfolk, 1834. 
10. Edwin, ) !" ( b. Aug.Sth, 1818, bap. Oct. 18th, 1818, a brass-worker. No. (808.) 

415. "EosETTA, wife of Salmon Hart," to church April 26th, 1818, by 
letter from church in Kensington, daughter of Seth North, of Berlin and 
Eunice (Woodford,") his wife, born Sept. 15th, 1778; she to church in 
Kensington, June, 1805, as the widow of Elisha Williams, and baptized 
on admission; she married second, June 2d, 1817, No. (441,) by whom 
she had two sons; she was married to her first husband, Feb., 1802, before 
Rev. Benoni Upson, and had two sons; he died March 9th, 1809, aged 36, 
at Kensington; she has been a woman of much labor and sorrow; to South 
church, 1842 ; she died Oct. 6th, 1863, aged 85, at the house of her son, 
Albert. 

HEB SONS BY HER PIRST HUSBAND. 

1. Albert, born Nov. 14th, 1802, married April 14th, 1824, Thirza Steele, daughter 
of Selah, see No. (676.) 

2 Henry, born Aug. 11th, 1807, bap. Nov. 1st, 1807, at Kensington, married June 
30th, 1840, No (759.) 

416. "Phebe, wife of John S. Whittlesey," to church May 3d, 1818, 
by letter from the church at Southington, daughter of Selah Barnes, of 
Southington, and his wife, Nancy (Cowles,) born April 3d, 1795, to church 
in Southington, Feb. 5th, 1815, baptized same time; they lived where 
Harlowe Eddy (now, 1866,) does, District No. 4, by the~schooI-house; he 
son of lloger, Esq., of Southington, and his wife, Anna (Smalley,) born 
July 13th, 1794; had no trade or special occupation; he died July 1st, 
1832, aged 38; she dismissed and by letter recommended, 1841, to the 
first church in New Haven ; she was a woman of rare excellence ; died 
June 3d, 1865, aged 75. 

_- THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah Lincoln, born Nov. 7th, 1817, bap. May 10th, 1818, married June 6th, 
1847, Rev. Jesse Guernsey, of Dubuque; she died there. May 10th, 1855. 

2. Charles Barnes, born Sept. 13th, 1820, bap. June 3d, 1821, married Oct. 21st, 
1851, Eliza Antoinette Wilcoxon, of New Haven ; he a druggist at New Haven, 



264 FIRST CHURCH 

417. " George Burritt," to church June 7th, 1818, son of Elihu and 
No. (290,) born Dec. 5th, 1800, died Aug. 22d, 1822, aged 22, in Georgia; 
a young man of good promise to his friends, and of great hope for him- 
self; his bones lie in that "great charnel house" of young men of the 
north, where the aspirations, enterprise and high hopes of multitudes of 
others lie in silence, waiting and listening for the last trumpet to sound. 

418. " Emily Bdrritt," to church June 7th, 1818, sister of No. (417,) 
born Aug. 12th, 1798, married 1838, Capt. Taylor, of Texas, before of 
New York city, the captain of the vessel that carried a colony from this 
place to Texas the previous year. She had one child, but the mother and 
child died, 1 839, at Galveston. She was a tailoress by occupation ; was 
industrious and intellectual. 

419. "Nanct, wife of Thomas Eddy," to church Oct. 4th, 1818, by 
letter from the church at Farmington, daughter of Phineas Hamblin, of 
Farmington, and his wife, Rhoda (Andrus,) bom Aug. 3d, 1789, baptized 
Aug. 16th, 1795, at Farmington, by Rev. Mr. Marsh, of Wethersfield, and 
to church there, October, 1813. He was son of Charles, senior, and Han- 
nah (Kelsey,) his wife ; married Abi Lewis, Nov. 6th, 1802, daughter of 
No. (88) and No. (HI ;) she died May 6th, 1814, when he married sec- 
ond, Sept. 18th, 1814, as above; she died Sept., 1852, at Lama, Pennsyl- 
vania, and my informant says, with very clear views of her future good 
estate. He died May 28th, 1830, aged 52. 

THEIR CHILDEEN. 

1. Philip, born March 5th, 1804, married May 7th, 1828, Sarah Pitkin, of East 
Hartford; he died, 1863. 

2. Henry, born Oct. 1st, 1805, see No. (582.) 

3. Julia, born June, 1807, see No. (596.) 

4. Abi Lewis, bom Sept. 1st, 1811, married Oct. 6th, 1831, Charles Parker, of 
Meriden ; she was bap. Nov. 1st, 1818, in New Britain, on her step-mother's account. 

SECOND wife's CHILDKEN. 

5. Thomas Hamblin, born April 2d, 1815, bap. Nov. 1st, 1818, married Sept. 29th, 
1833, Sarah M. Moses, of Canton, Conn. y 

6. "Walter Bartholomew, bom May, 1818, bap. Nov. 1st, 1818, married Mary A. 
Judson, 1837. 

7. Dolly Jones, born July, 1822, bap. Nov. 3d, 1822, married Jan. 2d, 1836, Charles 
Blakeslee. 

8. Benjamin Franklin, born Sept. 17th, 1826, married Nov. 4th, 1849, Emeline L. 
Curtiss, of No. (362.J 

9. Jeremiah A., born , died at Southington. 

10. Anthony, born 1829, died March 14th, 1830, aged nine months. 

420. " MosES D. Seymour," to church April 4th, 1819, son of Aaron, 
of West Hartford, and Anna (Phelps,) of Litchfield, his wife, born June 
3d, 1782 ; a clothier by trade ; learned of the Talcotts, in West Hartford ; 
married Jan. 29th, 1807, No. (421 ;) he built, and for several years occu- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 2ff5 

pied the house at the south end of the village, (now, 1865,) owned and 
occupied by James Andrews ; he had his clothier's shop near the bridge, 
on the Gilbert river, a branch of the Mattabesset ; he also built a house at 
the foot of " Dublin Hill," where he spent his last days; he could turn his 
hand 'usefully to various handicraft ; was an athletic man ; he died July 
7th, 1839, aged 57. 

421. " Abigail, wife of Moses D. Seymour," to church June 6th, 1819, 
daughter of No. (118) and No. (119,) born Oct. 28th, 1786; she died 
March 16th, 1858, aged 71, at Hartford, but buried in New Britain 
cemetery, and a neat stone tells where she lies. A discreet and worthy 
woman. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Orson Hart, bom Sept. 1st, 1807, bap. Jiine 6th, 1819, married Sept. 17th, 1827, 
No. C656.) 

„■ j- Infant twin sons, died March 17th, 1809. 

4. Mary Ann, born July 8th, 18U, died March 7th, 1813, aged twenty months. 

5. Mary Ann, born Oct. 4th, 1813, bap. June 6th, 1819, married Jan. 8th, 1844, 
■William Palmer, see No. (668.) 

6. Henry Phelps, born Aug. 2d, 1818, bap. June 6th, 1819, married Jan.Slst, 1844, 
Laura A. Pierce ; she died, when he married second. May 8th, 1848, Isabel 0. Taylor. 

7. Oliver De Witt, born Dec. Slst, 1820, bap. Jane 17tb, 1821, married Oct. 18th, 
1843, Harriet H. Marsh ; he is the popular constable andicollector of the town of Hart- 
ford, ) 862. 

422. "Abigail, wife of Cyrus Stanley," to church June 6th, 1819, 
daughter of No. (168) and No. (154,) born May 14th, 1788, married 
Sept. 7th, 1806; he son of No. (115) and No. (125,) born July 29th, 
1787 ; he inherited the home of his father, in Stanley quarter ; carried on 
the coopering business, in the days of " corn meal for the "West Indies ;" 
also brass business, but failed and came to her father's home in the village, 
where he died March 25th, 1844, aged 57. He enlisted as an officer into 
the State troops in the war of 1812 ; was a farmer and surveyor; of quick, 
active mind, vigorous body, and versatile genius. She died August 1st, 
1867, in her 80th year, in Cleaveland, Ohio, at the residence of her son, 
No. (628.) 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Don Alonzo, bom June 24th, 1807, bap. June 13th, 1819, see No. (716.) 

2. Emily Rowena, born Sept. 11th, 1810, bap. June 13th, 1819, see No. (659.) 

3. Charles Norton, born Aug. l^th, 1812, bap. June 13th, 1819, married Feb. 15th, 
1821, Eliza S. Moore. 

4. Harriet Aurora, born March 25th, 1815, bap. June 13th, 1819, see No. (908.) 

5. Isaac Lee, bora Dec. 29th, 1817, bap. June 13th, 1819. 

6. Gad, born April 17th, 1821, bap. June 17th, 1821, married May 11th, 1846, 
Fanny Moore ; he died Aug. 5th, 1858, aged 39. 

7. Amzi, born Nov. 27th, 1823, bap. April 4th, 1824, see No. (848.) 



266 FIRST CHURCH 

423. "Daniel Smith," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, son of Daniel, of 
Kensington, and Sabra (Winchel,) his wife, bom Dec, 1781, bap. Dec. 
24th, 1783, married Nov. 11th, 1804, No. (424 ;) be a cabinet-maker by 
trade ; owned the house on the corner, near Chester Hart's, on the Shuttle 
Meadow road; the house burned; he died Aug. 16th, 1821, in Georgia, 
aged 40. 

424. "Wife of Daniel Smith," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, and baptized 
same time, daughter of Patty Warner, born March 19th, 1781 ; ap ener- 
getic woman ; went out nursing after she was eighty years of age ; she died 
Aug. 1st, 1864, aged 83. 

THBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Lorenzo, born April, 1805, bap. Oct. 17th, 1819, married Elenora Hinman; he 
died March 5th, 1835, aged 30. 

2. Susan, bom Dec. 7th, 1811, bap. Oct. 17th, 1819, mai-ried Albert Boyington, of 
Southwick, No. (667.) 

3. Ann Jane, born Aug. 17th, 1813, bap. Oct. 17th, 1819, married Nov. 29th, 1835, 
No. (926.) 

4. George, bom 1816, died Jan. 24th, 1817, aged six months. 

5. George, bom 1817, bap. Oct. 17th, 1819; killed on the railroad, Oct. 6th, 1843, 
aged 26. 

425. "Joseph H. Flagg," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, son of Solomon 
and his wife, Olive (Hart,) married Dec. 1st, 1805, Abi, daughter of Lad- 
wick Hotchkiss and No. (278,) born Aug. 15th, 1784 ; she died July 21st, 
1812, aged 28, when he married second, March 17th, 1817, widow of 
Timothy Percival, of Kensington, (alias) Aurelia Booth, daughter of No. 
(165) and No. (166;) she married Dec. 8th, 1801, Timothy Percival, son 
of James and Dorothy (Gates,) his wife; he was uncle to the poet, and 
died Nov. 6th, 1808; Mr. Flagg was a shoe-maker; he was born Sept. 
15th, 1783; was grand-son of No. (263;) lived in various localities; was 
brother of No. (906,) and died April 22d, 1853, aged 70 ; had a mild, 
happy disposition; was honest and conscientious; his birth-place, "Lower 
Lane," Berlin. 

426. "Wife of Joseph H. Flagg," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, see No. 
(425;) she died Aug. 25th, 1828, aged 48 ; she was second wife of No. 
(425,) born 1781. 

HER CHILDREN BY TIMOTHY PERCIVAL, HER FIRST HUSBAND. 

1. Dorothy, born Jan. 16th, 1803, married Sept. 14th, 1825, Edwin Francis; she 
No. (709.) 

2. Caroline, bom 1805, died, aged fourteen months. 

HER CHILDRE>J BY NO. (42.5,) HEK SECOND HUSBAND. 

1. Thankful Winchel, born Dec. 23d, 1818, died May 15th, 1819, aged seven mo's. 

2. Joseph Beckley, born Feb. 23d, 1820 ; leamed jeweller's trade ; died July 11th, 
1838, aged 18. 

3. William Wallace, bora Aug. 11th, 1821, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821; a tinman; mar- 
ried Mary Ann Wilcox, July 25th, 1845 ; she daughter of Jeremiah and his wife, Dor- 
othy Fitts, of West Hartford. 



OF NEW BBITAIN. 2C7 

427. "Mehitabel, wife of Theodore Riley," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, 
daughter of Ambrose Fuller, of Burlington, and -Rhoda (Williams,) of 
Berlin, his wife, born Nov. 14th, 1782, married Jan. 18th, 1808; he son 
of John, of Northampton, and Huldah (Porter,) of Kensington, his wife, 
born April 7th, 1775 ; he was in early life a tin-peddler, and traveled 
south ; he sold the Alvin North place for $1,000, A. D. 1800, and bought 
out Thomas Lee, who then owned the place on "West Main street, where 
Mr. Pettis, now, 1866, owns and occupies; she died Feb. 26th, 1824, aged 
52 ; he was a large, fine looking man, and after early life a farmer ; was 
somewhat deaf, and helpless late in life, with rheumatism ; he died March 
2d, 1855, aged 80 ; he was a blacksmith by trade ; learned of James 
North, Esq. 

THEIR OHILDREir. 

1. Hnldah, born Jan. 5th, 1809, died Jan. 19th, 1809, aged fourteen days. 

2. Infant, bom June 30th, 1800, died Aug. 10th, 1810, aged one month, ten days. 

3. Aurora, born May 19th, 1812, died March 5th, 1813, aged ten months. 

4. Electa, born April 12th, 1815, bap. May 14th, 1820, married 1838, Lucius T. 
Cadwell ; lives in Ohio. 

5. Chloe, born Jan. 25th, 1818, bap. May 14th, 1820, see No. (991.) 

6. Theodore, born Oct. 16th, 1820, married first, Hester Taylor; married second, 
Xydia Sharon; he lives, 1861, in Ohio. 

428. "LucT, wife of Miles C. Winchell," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, 
daughter of Salmon HoUister, of Berlin, and Sarah (Whaples,) of New- 
ington, his first wife, born May 6th, 1774, married March, 1793; they 
lived on " Horse Plain," opposite Capt. Hotchkiss ; he peddled tin and 
pewter ware for a living, and raised a large family ; he died June 10th, 
1844, aged 70 ; he was son of Dan, of Kensington, and Lois Curtiss, of 
Jonathan, of "Wallingford, his wife, born March 20th, 1774, baptized April 
10th, 1774, at Kensington ; she to South church, 1842. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Willys, born Jan. 25th, 1794, married Nov. 26th, 1818, Sally Osgood, of Deacon 
John. 

2. Chauncey, born Feb. 25th, 1796, married Mary Vibbert, of Vernon. 

3. Whiting, born Jan. 6th, 1798, died Jan. 20th, 1798. 

4. Albert, born Jan. 24th, 1799, married in Georgia; lives there. 

5. Orrin, born May 30th, 1801, married Louisa Bristol, of Cheshire ; second, Sophia 
Carrington. 

6. Ira, bom Nov. 13th, 1803, bap. Oct. 24th, 1819; never married; lives in New 
Britain. 

7. James H., born June 16th, 1806, bap. Oct. 24th, 1819, No. (543.) 

8. Lucy Maria, born Oct. 16th, 1808, bap. Oct. 24th, 1819„No. (535.) 

9. Eliza, bom Dec. 27th, 1812, bap. Oct. 24th, 1819, married Isaac Sanford, of 
Vernon. 

10. Eussel HoUister, bom March 6th, 1817, bap. Oct. 24th, 1819, married Jane Stan- 
nard; he died Feb. 4th, 1857, aged 39. 



268 FIRST CHURCH 

429. "Thesta Andrews," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, daughter of No. 
(313) and No. (314,) born Dec. 16th, 1798, married Nov. 27th, 1823, 
Bryan Porter, of Farmington, son of Samuel and his wife, Abigail (Hamb- 
lin ;) she was dismissed, and by letter recommended to Farmington, 1824; 
she died Jan. 25th, 1828, aged 30; sheleft one daughter, Ann, born Dec. 
9th, 1825, and died Dec, 1854, aged 27, unmarried. 

430. "Jesse Hart," to church Oct. 3d, 1819, son of No. (181) and 
No. (182,) born April 20th, 1789, married April 5th, 1810, No. (397;) 
he died Feb. 21st, 1825, aged 36 ; he a blacksmith by trade ; learned in 
Hartland, of Orrin Lee; his shop where now, 1863, the Baptist church 
stands, and his residence still standing, next west of the Bank building. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Artemas E., born Feb. llth, 1812, bap. May 5th, 1816, No. ("622.) 

2. Lucina, born Dec. 3d, 1821, bap. April 21st, 1822, No. (937.) 

431. Frances, wife of Osmyn Booth," to church June 5th, 1820, by 
letter from second church, in Hartford, daughter of Josiah Hempsted, of 
Hartford, and his wife, Polly (Hempsted,) of New London, first cousins, 
married Dec. 22d, 1819, No. (673 ;) she died Nov. 3d, 1833, aged 42 ; to 
church in Hartford, 1814. 

432. "Elizabeth, wife of John Pennfield," to church Feb. 4th, 1821, 
baptized same time, daughter of Roger Hart and Sybil (Robinson,) of 
Middletown, his wife, born Sept. 17th, 1791, married March 12th, 1815, 
No. (373,) died Oct. 21st, 1849, aged 58 ; was a zealous, warm-hearted 
Christian ; she joined the Methodist church with her husband, and our 
watch was withdrawn, Dec. 1st, 1831- The Christian Advocate and 
Journal of January 3d, 1850, had an article from the pen of Rev. A. 
Rushmore, her pastor during her last sickness, stating that " she died of 
cancer, but in the triumphs of faith, and hope of future glory." 

433. "Elmina Rugg," to church Feb. 4th, 1821, baptized same time, . 
daughter of Matthew and Polly (Webb,) of Salem, Conn., his wife, bom 
March 27th, 1803, married April 27th, 1826, Erastus Kilbourn, of New- 
ington ; he, 1861, post-master ; lives near the church. 

REVIVAL OF 1821. 

434. " Solomon Clark," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Joseph 
and Sarah (Curtiss,) his wife, born 1758, baptized April 5th, 1758, by 
Rev. Ebenezer Booge, of Northington, while supplying our pulpit, (see 
his record ;) this was two weeks previous to the organizing the first church 
in New Britain parish. He inherited the home of his father, on East 
street, where now, 1861, Edwin Clark, his grand-son, owns and lives ; he 
was a farmer and successful; was over sixty years of age when converted; 
his case was marked with great distress, and happy issue. He died March 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 269 

29th, 1824, aged 66. He married, June 3d, 1784, No. (395.) He had 
been a constant attendant at public worship, and a conscientious man 
through all his life, yet his convictions were extremely severe and pun- 
gent. 

THBIB CHILDBEN. 

1. Chauncey, born April 15th, 1787, see No. (477.^ 

2. Anna, bom March 20th, 1790, No. (399.) 

3. Infant, born , died 

4 Betsey, bom Dec. 20th, 1794, see No. (724.) 

435. "Daniel Jodd," to church Aug. 6th, 1821, born Aug. 14th, 
1761, to No. (38) and his wife, Hannah (Andrews,) married Irene, 
daughter of Amos Hitchcock, of Southington, and Azuba (Cook,) widow 
of Samuel Benham, his wife, bom 1767, bap. June 7th, 1767, and died 
June 17th, 1790, aged 23, leaying two children, when he married, second. 
No. (436.) He was a farmer and inherited the home of his father and 
grandfather on East street, and this was formerly the extreme north end 
of the " Great Swamp parish." He was a kind, obliging man, with a 
large share of genial and social qualities. He, in company with No. 
(196,) owned the saw-mill near O. B. North's factory, known as " Judd's 
mill." He died Oct. 17th, 1834, aged 73. 

436. " Hannah, wife of Daniel Judd," to church August 5th, 1821, 
daughter of Abraham Bartholomew, of Farmington, and Eunice (Orvice,) 
his wife, born April 19th, 1766, married No. (436,) and was his second 
wife. She died January 20th, 1838, aged 72. She was tall and good 
looking, with a kind heart and Christian principles. 

TBEIK CHILDREN. 

1. William, bom Dec. 9th, 1787, married April 23d, 1807, Polly Eddy, No. (524.) 

2. Daniel, born April 14th, 1790, married Oct. 11th, 1815, Abigail Squire. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE. 

3. Irene, born Nov. 13th, 1793, married Dec. 5th, 1819, John Ellis; she No. (956.) 

4. Polly, born Dec. 15th, 1795, married April 23d, 1823, No. (3i,76.) 

5. Eri, born Jan. 13th, 1798, married Jan. 21st, 1819, Lovisa Bronson of Elijah; 
he died Feb. 15th, 1862. 

6. Amon, bom Oct. 27th, 1800, married Aug. 4th, 1824, No. C506._) 

7. Betsey, born Aug. 13th, 1804, bap. Not. Uth, 1821, married Oct. 3d, 1832, , 
Henry Gladden. 

8. Richard, born January 23d, 1807, bap. Nov. 11th, 1821, see No. C1119.) 

9. Rhoda, bora Nov. 4lh, 1809, bap. Nov. Uth, 1821, married July 28th, 1830, 
William Hart, of Stephen; she died Sept. 3d, 1856, when he married, second. May 
26th, 1857, No. (663.) 

437. " Dolly, wife of Lemuel Smith," to church August 5th, 1821, 
daughter of No. (29) and No. (80,) baptized April 29th, 1764, married 
Oct. 10th, 1790. He was son of No. (8) and No. (9), born March 11th, 



270 FIRST CHTJECH 

1759 ; a tall man, of commanding form and manners, and was many years 
teacher and leader in church music, and appropriations of some $30 to 
$50 per year were made by the Ecclesiastical society for his services. 
He lived, immediately after his marriage, in an old house on the comer, 
directly opposite the present school house in South-east district, formerly 
the home of John Kelsey. He built the house where Dr. Smalley and 
Deacon Whittlesey lived and died. He afterwards built on the cor- 
ner north of the school-house in Shipman district, where he died, Jan. 
17th, 1839, aged 80. She died March 11th, 1836, aged 74. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Anson, bom 1791 ; traveled south; died here Oct. 2d, 1825, aged 34. 

2. Desdemona, born 1797, see No. (487.) 

3. Lester, born , never married, died near Kaskaskia, HI., aged 23. 

4. Bela, born 1800, never married, died near Kaskaskia, October, 1826, aged 26. 
These two brothers went west together. 

438. "Adna Stanley," to Church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (14) 
and Ruth (Norton,) his wife, born Jan. 28th, 1763 ; graduated at Yale 
in 1787, was a successful physician in this place, and carried on farming; 
lived in the Stanley quarter ; house was vacated by his brother Seth and 
built by him, 1773, as marked on the chimney. Dr. Stanley was a man 
of few words, dignified appearance and manners, of correct habits, sound 
and vigorous mind. He left a large estate, and died Dec. 30th, 1825, 
aged 62. He married April 26th, 1809, No. (1294.) He taught school 
in 1788, in Stanley district. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Julia Ann, bom Feb. 12th, 1810, bap. Sept. 23d, 1821, married Dec. 2Ist, 1830, 
No. (746.) 

2. Augusta, bom Nov. 3d, 1811, bap. Sept. 23d, 1821, died October 11th, 1834, 
aged 22. 

3. Sophia, born June 14th, 1813, bap. Sept. 23d, 1821, see No. (1296.) 

4. Nancy, born'Aug. 18th, 1815, bap. Sept. 23d, 1821, married Nov. !5th, 1838, 
John H. Goodwin, of Hartford ; she died Jan. 15th, 1849, in her 34th year, when he 
married, second, No. (937.) 

5. Cordelia, bom Jan. 23d, 1820, bap. Sept. 23d, 1821, see No. (940.) 

439. " Seth Lewis," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (88) and 
No (111,) born May 3d, 1772, married Feb. 15th, 1795, No. (440 ;) he 
was a tinman by trade, and lived on East street, near " Landlord Smith." 
He afterwards bought the farm of " Capt. Belden's." He was dismissed 
by letter, Dec. 18th, 1843, to Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, where 
he died, Feb. 2d, 1849, aged 77. 

440. " Lydia, wife of Seth Lewis," to church, Aug. 5th, 1821, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Wright, of Newington, and Esther (Andrus,) daughter of 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 271 

Caleb, his wife, born May 14th, 1772, bap. May 24th, 1772, at Newing- 
ton, by Rev. J. Belden, married Feb. 15th, 1795, No. (439 ;) dismissed 
by letter to Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, Dec. 18th, 1843, where 
she died, Aug. 17th, 1858, aged 86. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

. I. George W., bom Dec. 20th, 1803, died Oct. 12t.h, 1810. 
2. William Goodwin, bom March 8th, 1806, see No. (595.) 

441. " Salmon Haet," to church August 5th, 1821, son of No. (140) 
and No. (141,) born May 20th, 1775, married May 2d, 1796, No. (347 ;) 
she died Aug. 2d, 1815, aged 38, when he married, second, June, 1817, 
No. (415.) He inherited the home of his father and grandfather, oppo- 
site the school house in South-west district ; sold his farm to Henry Wil- 
liams, and spent the last years of his life with his son Frederick, in the 
village. He was lame for many years with rheumatism ; to South church 
1842. He died Sept. 18th, 18.'i7, aged 82 ; a kind and obliging neighbor. 

THEIR OHILDREK. 

1. Sarah "Woodruff, bom May 24th, 1798, bap. August Uth, 1811, died Jan. 27th, 
1813. 

2. Orpha, born April 2d, 1800, bap. Aug. Uth, 1811, married May 2d, 1820, Ira 
Hart; married, second, No. (465.^ 

3. Lavinia, bom Sept. 1st, 1802, bap. Aug. Uth, 1811, married Dec. 9th, 1824, 
Samuel A. Hamblin. 

4. Sophia, born Nov. 18th, 1806, bap. Aug. Uth, 1811, married July 3d, 1826, 
Ralph I. Dunham. 

5. Salmon North, bom June 18th, 1811, bap. Aug. Uth, 1811, married May 3d, 
1832, Martha Corning; she died, when he married, second, Dec. 14th, 1846, Joanna 
F. Gardner. He is a carriage maker and now, 1863, resides in Hartford. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

6. Silas Williams, bom Sept. 12th, 1818, bap. Nov. 15th, 1818, married Nov. 24th, 
1846, Abigail Merwin. 

7. Frederick Woodford, bom Nov. 19th, 1822, bap. June 29th, 1823, married June 
2d, 1857, Jennie Maria Bassett, daughter of William ; he was a Captain in the war of 
the rebellion, 1861. _ 

442. " Ira Stanley," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptised same time, 
son of Lot, and Rhoda (Wadsworth,) of Farmington, his wife, born Oct. 
12th, 1773, married Abi, daughter of No. (107) and No. (108,) baptized 
July 30th, 1775 ; she died Mar6h 12th, 1807, aged 32, when he married, 
second, Nov. 25th, 1807, No. (319.) He was a good farmer, regular in 
support and attendance upon the means of grace, and a peaceable and 
quiet citizen. He lived next door north of Levi O. Smith, in Hart quar- 
ter, until late in life, when he, with his son) built on the corner of Main 
street and railroad, in the village, where he died Dec. 21st 1854, aged 81. 



272 FIRST CHtJECH 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ira, jun., born July 7th, 1795, bap. April 23d, 1809, on account of step mother, 
No. (921.) 

2. AM Langdon, born March 12th, 1807, bap. April 23d, 1809, see No. (605.) 

SECOND wife's CHILD. 

3. John, bom Sept. 22d, 1808, bap. April 23d, 1809, see No. (851.) 

443. " James Nokth, jun.," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (149) 
and No. (150,) born Dec. 19th, 1777, mai-ried May 1st, 1800, Rhoda, 
daughter of No. (158) and No. (159,) bom Dec. 22d, 1781. He was 
one of the three " New Britain boys " who went to Stockbridge, Mass., 
and learned the brass business of Joseph Barton ; they were North, Booth 
and Shipmau, North being one year older than Shipman and six months 
older than Booth, but Shipman being the largest of the three, and passing 
for the same age. Facts show that the enterprise and the plan was orig- 
inated by the father of James, viz., James North, Esq., for he personally 
applied to the father of Booth and the father of Shipman, and urged 
them to let the boys go together. James, the subject of this notice, and 
Shipman, having finished their term of service with Barton, returned, 
and for a while occupied together, in company, the north room of the 
Sugden house, which was then owned by Esq. North, and stood just a 
little north of the present residence of Henry Stanley, and faced west as 
his house does ; the lightning rod of Stanley's house enters the well of 
the old Sugden house ; where they made the first sleigh bells ever 
manufactured in New Britain. This old house was, however, soon pulled 
down to give place to a new one for Seth, the brother of James, when 
each set up for himself as best he could, under the aid of their friends. 
Booth left for New York and New Jersey, having bought his time ; so 
that the town is indebted to James North, Esq., for the plan, and to James 
North, jun., and Joseph Shipman, as the effective agents in making this 
a manufacturing place. After starting brass business here, he removed to 
Cherry Valley, where he carried on the business extensively, and built 
largely, but he lost all, and returned in 1818 to his old home, poor. He 
was converted in 1821, set up business again here, and was an active 
Christian. He died Sept. 9th, 1826, aged 48. His widow, Rhoda, died 
July 20th, 1827, aged 45. He was unselfish, liberal and generous (if pos- 
sible) to a fault. Honest, credulous, and unsuspecting himself, his trade, 
his skill, and his property became the prey of the scheming and avaricious. 
It is hoped that the consolations of the Gospel, which he found so rich 
and sweet in his last days, compensated for the loss of all things else. 
He had no enemies, consequently left none behind him. 

THEIR children. 

1. Marcift, born Aug. 27th, 1801, bap. Nor. 4th, 1821, married Aug. 7th, 1825, 
No. (662.) 



OF KEW BRITAIN. 273 

2. Maria, bom Sept. 10th, 1803, died March 6th, 1815, of dropsy, aged 11 years, 
at New Britain. 

3. William, born Sept. 23d, 1805, died Jan. 20th, 1806, at Cherry "Valley, New 
Torl£. 

4. Nancy, bom Nov. 22d, 1806, bap. Nov. 4th, 1821, see No. feSS.) 

5. William, bom March 13th, 1809, bap. Nov. 4th, 1821, supposed to be lost at 
sea. 

6. Mary, born August 2l8t, 1811, bap. Nov. 4th, 1821, married May 23d, 1834, 
Samuel Raymond. 

7. Henry, born Oct. I9th, 1813, bap Nov. 4th, 1821 ; traveled south, see No. (624.) 

8. Maria, born June 14th, 1816, bap. Nov. 4th, 1821, see No. (805.) 

9. Augustus, bom March 8th, 1819, bap. Nov. 4th, 1821, marrfed May 12th, 1845, 
No. (847.) 

10. Adeline, born May 26th, 1823, bap. Aug. 24th, 1823, (see No. (832.J 

444. " JosiAH Steele, jun.," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of Josiah, and No. (377,) born Feb. 9th, 1778, married Nov. 
5th, 1798, No. (445.) He lived at the south end of the village, directly 
east of the Hubbard house, and on the corner ; was a farmer and worked 
Aaron Roberts' farm many years. He died Jan. 29th, 1856, in Parish- 
ville, N. T., aged 78. 

445. " Prudence, wife of Josiah Steele, jun.," to church Aug. oth, 
1821, and baptized same time, daughter of Timothy Kilbourn, jun., and 
Mary (Deming,) his wife, born 1775, married Nov. 5th, 1798, No. (444.) 
She died Nov. 29th, 1852, aged 77. 

THEIR CHILDEEN. 

1. Laura Lewis, born Nov. 25th, 1798, married July 4th, 1815, Truman Hart. 

2. Mary Deming, bom June 4th, 1810, bap. Nov. 25th, 1821, married April 14Dh, 
1845, No. (965.) 

446. "John Hamblin, jun.," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same- 
time, son of Left. John, of " "White Oak," Farmington, and Eleanor (Or- 
vice,) his wife, born March 7th, 1778, married April 4th, 1802, at New 
Britain, before Dr. Smalley, widow Eunice Andrews, No. (447.) He 
was a farmer, and lived several years in the " State House," and at other 
localities. He was dismissed by letter to Farmington church, July 15th,. 
1823. He was dismissed from there, in 1837, to Bristol Church. He- 
died May 20th, 1853, aged 75. 

447. " Eunice, wife of John Hamblin, jun., to church Aug. 5th, 1821,. 
she was daughter of Charles Eddy, sen., and Hannah (Kelsey,) his wife, 
born Feb. 25th, 1778, married Nov. 14th, 1796, Samuel Andrews, jun.,. 
son of No. (124,) and lived on "West Main street, two miles from, the 
village, and on the opposite corner from the present residence (1866)>of 
Alfred Andrews. He died June 1st, 1799, of nervous putrid fever, near 
Boston, aged 27, when she married, second, April 4th 1802, No. (446.) 
She died 1833, in Farmington, aged 55. 

18 



274 ' PIKST CHtTECH 

HBK CHILDBEN BT FIRST HUSBAND, SAMUEI> ANDREWS, JUN. 

1. Sally, bom April l7th, 1797, married June 14th, 1817, Philip Deming, of 
Berlin, 

2. Marinda, bom Aug. 30th, 1799, married 1817, Joseph North, of Berlin. 

HIS CHILDREN BY WIFE EUNICE. 

1. Samuel Andrews, bora April llth, 1803, married Dec. 9th, 1824, Layinia Hart, 
of Salmon ; she died April, 1866, in her 64th year. 

2. John Denison, born Jan. 14, 1805, married Nor. 9th, 1829, Esther Maria Sweet, 
daughter of James. 

3. Ellen Eliza, bora July 17th, 1806, married April 8th, 1828, Samuel G. Forbes, 
see No. (552.) 

4. Charles Francis, bom June 24th, 1814, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, died August 15tb, 
1846, at New Haven. 

5. Dolly Maria, bom Aug. 5th, 1816, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married Norris Slater; 
married, second, Charles H. Hills. 

448. " Hannah, wife of Joseph Root," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, born 
July llth, 1776, sister of No. (447,) married Feb. 15th, 1796. He was 
son of Joseph, of Farmington, and his wife Martha (Moore,) born 1768, 
in the " Clark house," opposite Capt. Root's, Farmington street; was a 
tin maker, and peddler. He died Dec. 7th, 1823, aged 55, of consump- 
tion. He was brother of Orrin and Seth. She was a worthy woman, of 
true Christian fortitude ; to South church, 1842. She died Jan. 2d, 1852, 
aged 76. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Sylvester, bom , died at Cincinnati, aged 22, in employ of his uncle, 
Jesse Eddy. 

2. Mary, bom April 9th, 1802, never married, imbecile, died September 3d, 1864, 
aged 62. 

3. Dennis, bora Dec. 3d, 1805, see No. (691.) 

449. " Seth J. Noeth," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (149) 
and No. (150,) born August 13th, 1779, married Sept. 27th, 1801, No. 
(396;) a blacksmith by trade, stout built, and athletic, learned his trade 
of his father, located at the " Sugden place," or old home of Joshua 
Mather. He became a large manufacturer, was very successful in busi- 
ness, and liberal in his public benefactions. He was major in the militia, 
and had the title ever after. His wealth, and business talent, gave him 
extensive influence in public matters. He was the projector of that 
movement in the parish which resulted in the organization of the South 
Congregational church, in 1842, deprecated by many at the time, but 
since proved beneficial from the rapid growth of the town. He died 
March 10th, 1851, aged 71. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Charlotte, bora April 5th, 1804, bap. May 5th, 1816, see No. (592.) 

2. Eliza Stanley, bom Nov. 27th, 1807, bap. May 5th, 1816, see No. (593.) 



OF NEW BEITAIN. 275 

3. Walter Judd, bom Angnst 3d, 1810, bap. May 5th, 1816, died Aug. 28th, 1828, 
aged 18. 

4. Frederick Henry, bom August 10th, 1824, bap. Oct. 24th, 1825, see No. (829.) 

450. " Shelden Upson," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Noah, of 
Plymouth, Ct., and Rachel (Frisbie,) his-wife, born March 24th, 1785, 
married April 26th, 1809, No. (317.) He was a brick and stone mason 
by trade, and also a butcher ; lived near the school house in Stanley quar- 
ter, but the house burned down. He died March 4th, 1838, aged 53. 

THEIB CHILDBEK. 

1. Harriet Eliza, born Jan. 10th, 1812, bap. March 1st, 1812, married Nov. 24th, 
1833, George H. Stannard. 

2. Julia Ann, born March 22d, 1814, bap. June 5th, 1814, see No. (623.) 

3. Nancy Jane, boMFeb. 9th, 1821, bap. June 10th, 1821, see No. (857.^ 

451. "William Eddy," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son. of Charles 
and his wife Hannah (Kelsey,) born Oct. 20th, 1781, married Dec. 18th, 
1808 Mary Butler, of Farmington, daughter of Richard, of Hartford, 
and his wife Prudence (Parks,) born Sept. 21st 1778. They Kved near 
the foot of " Osgood Hill." He died Jan. 25th, 1829, aged 46, when she 
married, second, Oct. 1st, 1835, Theodore Riley. She died, Sept. 26th, 
1844, aged 66. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Catharine Gridley, born Oct. 25th, 1809, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Feb. 4th, 
1827, Silas Wright. 

2. William Butler, born Nov. 15th, 1810, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, died Sept. 10th, 
1823, aged 10. 

3. Charlotte, born May 25th, 1812, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married May 9th, 1836, 
George Hills, of Plainville. 

4. Mary, born March 8th, 1814, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married William E. Clark, 
of Windsor, May, 1840. 

5. George Washington, born Feb. 22d, 1817, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Maria 
Merrill, of New Hartford. 

6. Sylvester, bom 1818, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, died Oct. 6th, 1828, aged 10. 

7. Charles Butler, born July 2d, 1823, bap. Sept. 21st, 1823, died Nov. 27th, 1843, 
aged 20. 

452. "Solomon Butler," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Moses, 
of East Hartford, and Elizabeth (Forbes,) his wife, born Jan. 12th, 1783, 
married Feb. 3d, 1805, No. (548.) He was a chair maker and house 
painter ; his home was opposite the Deacon Whittlesey place. He died 
Jan. 21st, 1828, aged 45. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Timothy, bora Nov. 30th, 1805, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married Jan. 7th, 1831, 
Nancy Belden, and died June 10th, 1858, aged 53. 

2. Leonard, bora Dec. 24th, 1808, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married Sept. 25th, 1831, 
Sophronia Mack; he died June 5th, 1866, aged 58. 

3. Harriet Elizabeth, born March 11th, 1811, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, see No. (777.; 



276 



riEST CHTJECH 



4. Henry, bom Sept. 16th, 1813) bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married Sept. 16th, 1835, 
Harriet Cadwell, of Bloomfield. 

5. Sarah Ann, born Nov. 21st, 1815, died April I8th, 1816, aged five months'. 

6. Sarah Ann, born Nov. 23d, 1817, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married Dec. 24th, 1840, 
Henry Benton, M. D. 

7. Nancy Brown, bom July 19th, 1821, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married William 
Cochran. 

8. George H., born July 19th, 1823 ; went to parts unknown. 

9. Julia Maria, bom July 1,5th, 1825, bap. Oct. 2d, 1825, died Nov. 16th, 1847, 
aged 22, see No. (973.) 

453. " Selah Haet," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (181) end 
No. (182,) bom Nov., 1784, married Oct. 5th, 1805, No. (454;) he was 
a cooper by trade, located in Hart quarter, near the spot where his great- 
grand-father settled, i. e. first Elijah Hart ; he became a major in militia ; 
kept a public house ; was a large and effective farmer ; had a hotel at 
Saratoga, New York; he died Sept. 7th, 1851, aged 68. 

454. "Jemima, wife of Selah Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daugh- 
ter of David "Webster, Esq., of Berlin, and his wife, Anna (Kelsey,) born 
April 5th, 1783, married Oct. 5th, 1805", No. (453 ;) a tall woman, of 
courtly and dignified manners and appearance. 

TBEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Edward, born Sept. 4tb, 1806, bap. Sept. 2d, 1821, married March 26th, 1834, 
Viana Perry, of Egremont. 

2. Selah, bom Nov. 2oth, 1808, bap. Sept. 2d, 1821, married Nov. 11th, 1829, 
Sarah North. 

3. Nelson, bom Nov. 25th, 1812, bap. Sept. 2d, 1821, married Oct. 8th, 1834, Lucy 
Jane Dewy: 

4. Lura Ann, born Nov. 15th, 1816, bap. Sept. 2d, 1821, married Anson W. Eran- 
cis, April 13tb, 1837. 

5. Harriet, born Dec. 10th, 1821, bap. Sept. 29th, 1822, married Gary B. Moon, 
Oct., 1835. 

455. " Kesiah, wife of Elisha S. Lewis," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
daughter of Ebenezer Steele, jun., and his wife, Lucy (Wright,) married 
Oct. 16th, 1814, No. (894,) dismissed by letter to Camden, New York, 
June 30th, 1822. 

456. " LuCT Shipman," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of Samuel 
and his wife, Sarah (Stanliff,) of Chatham, born Feb. 27th, 1775; a single 
woman, and Uved with her parents until their decease, "then several years 
with her niece, Abigail, No. (608,) then with Newel Shipman, at Spring- 
field, New York, where she died July 11th, 1860, aged 85 ; notable as one 
of those females of New Britain, who turned with pliers so many hooks 
and eyes and clasps, in the early days of manufacturing. 

457. "Nancy Pennfield," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
No. (175) and No. (190,) born July 20th, 1783; never married; lives in 
Faribault, Minnesota, A. D. 1861 ; had an unblemished character. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 277 

458. "Isaac Lewis," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (88) and 
No. (Ill,) baptized Oct. 13th, 1782 ; was a tinner by trade; lived first in 
the Cadwell house, in Stanley street, next south of the residence of Henry 
Francis, and near it ; (house long since disappeared ;) after which he 
bought the house on West Main street, now owned by Mrs. Tolles ; he 
married Oct. 28th, 1804, No. (957 ;) he died Oct. 20th, 1837, aged 55 ; he 
was a conscientious Christian ; had a frail constitution, and died of con- 
sumption, after lingering years. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Caroline, bom July 5th, 1805, bap. Oct. 7th, 1827, No. (633.) 

2. Norton N., born July 3d, 1808, married Nov., 1830, Julia A. Bird ; he died Dec. 
1 6th, 1833, aged 25.. 

3. James Francis, born March llth, 1813, bap. Oct. 7th, 1827, married Aug. 25th, 
1845, Emily E. Roberts, who died March 9th, 1849, when he married second, July 
15th, 1850, Harriet M. Beckley. He was for many years leader of our church choir. 

4. Charles Mason, born June 13th, 1816, bap. Oct. 7th, 1827, No. (916.) 

5. Horatio Stanley, born Sept. 25th, 1819, bap. Oct. 7th, 1827, No. (983.) 

6. Bernard, born Oct. 19th, 1821, bap. Oct. 7th, 1827, died Aug. 4th, 1841, aged 
10; gangrene. 

459. "James Judd, jun." to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (195) 
and No. (318,) born March 12th, 1785, married May 7th, 1805, No. (460 ;) 
she died, when he married second, Jan. 4th, 1832, No. (574;) he was a 
farmer ; lived next door north of his father, in Shipman District ; he to 
South church, 1842; he died Oct. 13th, 1860, at the house of his son, 
Cyrus, aged 75. 

460. " Salome, wife of James Judd, jun." to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
twin daughter of Solomon Lusk and his wife. No. (226,) born Nov. 20th, 
1785 ; she died April 3d, 1831, aged 45. 

THEIK CHILDBBN. 

1. George, bom Oct. 7th, 1805, died Dec. 16th, 1828, aged 23. 

2. Cyrus, born July 17th, 1807, died Nor. llth, 1808, instantly, by fall of a cart 
body. 

3. Nancy M., born July 13th, 1809, died Ang. 27th, 1811, aged two years. 

4. Cyrus, born March 8th, 1811, bap. June 29th, 1823, married May 1st, 1833, 
Elizabeth Hubbard, who died May 22d, 1849, when he married second, Oct. 17th, 1849, 
Widow Lina B. Pond. 

5. Nancy Maria, born Eeb. 13th, 1813, bap. June 29th, 1823, see No. (730.) 

6. Julia Ann, born May 5th, 1815, bap. Oct. 4th, 1822, married Nov. 9th, 1835, 
Timothy Stephens, of West Hartford. 

7. Loretta, bom May 9th, 1817, died Jan. 31st, 1818, aged nine months. 

8. Laura Electa, born Feb. 1st, 1819, bap. June 29th, 1823, married Emri Steele. 

9. James, bora June 7th, 1822, bap. June 29th, 1823, married Julia Hoyt. 

10. Walter, born Aug. 26th, 1825, bap. Oct. 13th, 1825, died Oct. 17th, 1825, aged 
seven weeks. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

11. Catharine Emeline, born Feb. 19th, 1836, bap. 1836, married Oct. 15th, 1845, 
Joseph Rennolds. 



278 FIKST CHUKCH 

12. Henry Bass, born Dec. 9th, 1838, bap. 1841, married May 5th, 1858, Katie 
0. Conor. 

461. " Joseph Shipman," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Samuel and 
his wife, Sarah (StanlifF,) of Chatham, grand-son of Capt. Samuel Ship- 
man, of Saybrook, Conn., born Dec. 23d, 1779 ; learned his trade of brass- 
founder, clock-maker, and silver-spoon maker of Joseph Barton, of Stock- 
bridge, Mass.; his apprenticeship with Barton expired in December, 1799, 
he being but twenty, having served the stipulated time ; he in company 
with his fellow-apprentice, No. (443,) whose term of service expired the 
same month and year, began business in the north room of the Sugden 
house, then owned by Esquire North, and stood near the present mansion 
of Frederic North ; this room was vacated for the purpose by the family 
of Elihu Burritt ; thus North and Shipman commenced the making of the 
first sleigh-bells ever manufactured in the place, in the spring of 1800; 
they worked together only that summer, for in the fall each of them set 
up separately, under the patronage of their fathers; Mr. Shipman in part 
of his father's joiners shop, (which soon after burned down.) The fact of 
North and Shipman making sleigh-bells together in the Sugden house, is 
fully established by the testimony of two living witnesses, now, 1862, cor- 
roborating the statements of Mr. Shipman himself, while living ; the cap- 
ital stock he employed was fifty dollars he borrowed of Dr. Smalley, and 
his manufactured goods he transported to Boston on horse-back ; at the 
prices and profits of those days he was able not only to refund his money 
borrowed, but to supply himself with raw material for further profit, and 
thus he rose to comparative wealth, respectability and influence. He mar- 
ried July 11th, 1802, No. (349,) and on the 11th of January, 1803, he 
bought the place on Stanley street, formerly owned by Nathan Booth, jun., 
where he built extensive shops, took his two sons in process of time, into 
partnership, bought out the Judd's mill place, erected large works, but 
failed in 1837, during the great revulsion of business and trade. He 
learned more young men the trade than any other manufacturer in town. 
He was public-spirited and patriotic, always ready to bear his full share 
of public expenses for improvements. Several of the last years of his life 
were spent with his son, at Yonkers, N. Y, but he died March 9th, 1859, 
aged 79, at New Hartford, with his daughter, Mrs. Brown. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Ealph, born March 4th, 1803, bap. May 5th, 1811, married Nov. 2d, 1825, No. 
C678.) 

2. Mary Lee, born April 14th, 1805, bap. May 5th, 1811, married Sept. 15th, 1824, 
No. (478.) 

3. Eliza, born Feb. 18th, 1807, bap. May 5th, 1811, see No. (607._) 

4. Abigail Goodrich, bora Oct. 13th, 1809, bap. May 5th, 1811, see No. (608.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 279 

5. Horatio "Waldo, bom Sept. 10th, 1811, bap. Nov. 18th, 1811, married Nov. 4th, 
1835, No. (781.) 

6. Orpha, bom Dec. 12th, 1813, bap. Feb. 13th, 1814, see No. (734.) 

462. "Joseph Eddy," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Charles, sen. 
and his wife, Hannah (Kelsey,) born Feb. 27th, 1786 ; was both farmer 
and mechanic ; could turn his hand usefully and cheerfully to several em- 
ployments ; had an active mind, with great force of character, but uncul- 
tivated. He married May 13th, 1807, No. (320;) he built near his . 
father's, on the road north of "Job's Corner;" he died June 14th, 1836, 
aged 50. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Horace, born April 25th, 1808, bap. June 26th, 1808, married Sept. 22d, 1829, 
Eoxy Ann Wright. 

2. Lorenzo, bom Oct. 30th, 1810, bap. Jan. 27th, 1811, married Nov. 4th, 1832, 
No. (730.) 

3. Infant, bom , died Feb. 27th, 1813. 

4. Norman Pennfleld, born Feb. 7th, 1813, hap. Aug. 1st, 1813, married March 
25th, 1834, Maria W. White. 

5. Lucy Ann, born Nov. 15th, 1816, bap. April 13th, 1817, married Isaac Bird, of 
Hartford, an Englishman ; she died April 27th, 1838, aged 21. 

6. Martha, bom Nov. 6th, 1819, bap. May 14th, 1820, married Oct. 16th, 1839, 
Daniel B. Fowler, of Meriden, 

7. Eunice, born July 15th, 1822, bap. Oct. 6th, 1822, died March 8th, 1837, aged 15. 

463. " Cyprian Mather," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of Cotton and his wife. No. (375,) born May 30th, 1792, married 
Jan. 18th, 1814, No. (341 ;) he was a stone-mason ; a heavy, robust man, 
with good intellectual powers, fond of reading, slow in his movements and 
conclusions ; lived in various localities ; he neglected his covenant obliga- 
tions to God and the church, and was excommunicated, Oct. 11th, 1837, 
after much labor with him; he died Oct. 1st, 1845, aged 54. 

THBIK CHILDREN. 

1. Silas Hart, born March 9th, 1814, bap. June 18th, 1815, married Jan. 20th, 
1836, Caroline Sperry. 

2. Caroline, born , died May 26th, 1823, aged six. 

3. George W., born Oct. 5th, 1819, bap. April 30th, 1820, married Aug. 18th, 1844, 
Jane Hubbard. 

4. John Newton, bom Feb. 2d, 1824, bap. May 2d, 1824, married May 21st, 1843, 
■Martha Morgan. 

5. Henry Franklin, born June 15th, 1831, bap. Aug. 20th, 1831, married July 4th, 
1852, Chloe Todd, daughter of Daniel, of Sidney, N. Y. and his wife, Maria Tuttle, of 
North Haven; he died May 28th, 1867, in his 36th year. 

464. "Ethan A. Andrews," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. 
(122) and No. (123,) born April 7th, 1787, married Dec. 19th, 1810, No. 
(392;) he graduated at Yale, 1810; studied law in Farmington ; com- 



280 FIRST cnrRCH 

menced practice in this town, 1812 ; they were both dismissed to the third 
church in New Haven, Feb. 5th, 1832. He built on Stanley street, near 
his father, A. D. 1813 ; taught a select school in it several years, witlr 
good success ; he was professor of languages in the University of N. C. ; 
had a select school of young ladies at New Haven, and at Boston. While 
residing in this place he several years represented the town of Berlin, and 
for the first year the new town. of New Britain, A. D. 1851 ; he was a 
magistrate and judge of probate ; but he gained his eminence and celeb- 
rity from his literary taste and labor as a Latin author ; in 1848, his 
" Alma Mater," Yale College, gave him the honorable degree of LL. D. 
He died March 24th, 1858, aged 71, in the midst of his literary labors. 
He was gentlemanly in his deportment, and had a peculiar suavity of 
manner; he to South church by letter, 1843, and died in that connection. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Levi, bap. Dec. 7th, 1811, in !Farmington, died Sept. 26th, 1830, at New Haven, 
and buried there. 

2. Isaac Cowles, bap. Dec. 12th, 1813, at Farmington, married Sept. 1st, 1859, 
Jane L. Thomas, of New Haven. 

3. Lucy Ann, bap. Aug. 6th, 1815, married Aug. 24th, 1842, E. D. Sims ; second, 
William McKinley. 

4. Julia Hooker, bap. June 8th, 1817, married Oct. 9th, 1848, Archelaus Wilson, 
Esq. ; he died Feb. 26th, 1862. 

5. Horace, bap. Aug. 29th, 1819, married Julia R. Johnson. 

6. Grace, bap. May 27th, 1821, married Professor E. D. Sims ; she died Sept. 2d, 
1839, aged 18. 

7. Charles S., married Elizabeth Alden, of West Hartford. 

8. Mary, see No. (932.) 

9. Ellen AmeUa, bap. Sept. 3d, 1831, see No. (1,281.) 
10. Elizabeth Cogswell, see No. (1,280.) 

465. "Horace Butler," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of Moses, of East Hartford, and his wife, Elizabfeth (Forbes,) 
born Feb. 4th, 1789 ; was a chair-maker by trade, but became an exten- 
sive manufacturer of hard and plated ware ; he first built near his brother, 
opposite the Dr. Smalley house, but subsequently on Stanley street ; mar- 
ried May 14tb, 1814, No. (466 ;) she died when he married second, May 
2d, 1835, No. (485 ;) he was the first convert of the " great revival of 
1821," in the congregation ; was awakened in Farmington, under the 
preaching of Dr. Nettleton. 

466. " Betset, wife of Horace Butler," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, bap- 
tized same time, daughter of Benjamin Howd, of Branford, Conn., mar- 
ried May 14th, 1814, No. (465,) born Feb. 14th, 1792, died Aug. 18th, 
1834, aged 43 ; was the mother of his children. 

THEIB CHILDEKN. 

1. Euel Howd, bom May 16th, 1816, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, married 1838, Lucetta 
Finch. 



OF NE-W BRITAIN. 281 

2. Horace, bom Aug. 23d, 1820, bap. Oct. 14th, 1821, died March 13th, 1825. 

3. Edwin Benjamin, born Nov. 30th, 1822, bap. May 25th, 1822, married Fanny 
Stephens. 

4. ^ ^ f Hubert Mills, born Aug. 31st, 1825, bap. Oct. 2d, 1825, married Harriet. 
M.J Whaples, 

5. j I ' Horace Brainard, born Aug. 31st, 1825, bap. Oct. 2d, 1825, died Dec. 8th, 
J ■ I. 1836, aged 11. 

6. Eliphalet Newel, born Feb. 10th, 1829, bap. Aug. 30th, 1829, died Aug. 8th, 
1838, aged 9. 

7. Mary Elizabeth, bom Aug. 21st, 1831, bap. Sept. 10th, 1831, married Dec. 9th, 
1863,. Edwin Westover. 

467. "John Recoe," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same time, 
son of Michael and his wife, Lydia (Griswold,) born July 25th, 1791, 
married May 23d, 1810, No. (468;) he a farmer and mechanic; a quiet, 
inoffensive man ; Hved on the road to Farmington, back of Dublin Hill ; 
lost his property through the treachery of false friends, and on the 8 th of 
November, 1837, he fell under the censure of the church, by neglecting 
public worship and the ordinances of the gospel; he died March 11th, 
1860, aged 69. 

468. "LuCT, wife of John Recor," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter 
of Stephen Booth and his wife, Lucy (Booth,) his first cousin, born Nov. 
10th, 1793, married May 23d, 1810, No. (467 ;) after her husband fell 
under the censure of the church she attended occasionally, worship at the 
Baptist church, and for contempt of the church and its ordinances, was 
excommunicated March 14th, 1844. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Horatio, born Sept. 3d, 1810, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married March 24th, 1829, 
Eliza Kilby; second, Julia Steele ; he died Nov. 11th, 1865, aged 55. 

2. Marcia, born Sept. 12th, 1812, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Nov. 26th, 1829, 
No. (691 ;) second, Oswin Stanley. 

3. Henry, born Aug. 26th, 1814, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Calista Sandford; 
second, Maria Kilby. 

4. Philip, born Sept. 1st, 1816, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Sept. 1st, 1836, Mary ' 
Darling Steele, No. (742.; 

5. Ann Jane, born May let, 1820, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Oct. 29th, 1829, 
Barzillai Deming; he died Feb. 18th, 1863. 

6. Charles, bom Nov. lOth, 1827, adopted in place of an infant who died without 
name; this Charles, No. (966,^ son of Curtiss Warfield, of Hartford; married Dec. 
19th, 1849, Sarah Farns worth. 

7. Caroline, bom Nov. 17th, 1835, married May 11th, 1851, Vietta Hille ; live in 
Burlington ; he son of Noble and his wife, Marks. 

469. " Phineas Pennpield, jun." to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of 
No. (175) and No. (190) born Oct. 18th, 1785, married Nov. 25th, 1812, 
No. (526;) by occupation a farmer ; he was illiterate, but nevertheless a 
prominent convert and missionary in the revival of 1821 ; of great sim- 
plicity of mind and manners, his sincerity and earnestness reached the 



282 FIRST CHtJECH 

hearts of very many; he built near his father, south of "Osgood Hill;" died 
Aug. 3d, 1845, aged 60. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Ann, born Oct. 4th, 1813, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, see No. C835.) 

2. Harvey, born June 7th, 1815, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, see No. (833.) 

3. Martin, born Aug. 23d, 1816, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married Charlotte Dix. 

4. Lydia, bom May 29th, 1819, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, see No. (834.) 

5. Lemuel, bom April 17th, 1821, bap. Sept. 9th, 1821, married April 12th, 1846, 
Caroline Allen, who was drowned Sept. 27th, 1866. 

6. Dennis, born Dec. 24th, 1823, bap. March 28th, 1824, see No. (961.) 

7. Fidelia, bom Sept. 10th, 1826, bap. Oct. 29th, 1826, see No. (977.) 

8. Emily, bom Sept. 11th, 1829, bap. June 27th, 1830, married April 15th, 1858, 
William Bradford. 

9. Horace, bom June Uth, 1831, bap. Oct. 23d, 1831, married Nov. 25th, 1855, 
Mary C. Spencer. 

10. Francis Newel, born Nov. 25th, 1833, bap. April 20th, 1834, married Oct. 31st, 
1855, Martha I. Boardman. 

11. Harriet Amelia, bom Aug. 5th, 1835. 

470. " Romeo Francis," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of No. (354,) born May 30th, 1790, married Nov. 24th, 1813, 
No. (471 ;) he a farmer and school-teacher ; lived in an extended part of 
his uncle Elijah's house, east of " Osgood Hill ;" by extreme industry and 
economy, accumulated quite an estate ; to South church, 1842 ; died 
March 30th, 1849, aged 59 ; he was intelligent, and an assistant superin- 
tendent of the Sabbath school one or two years. 

471. " Catharine, wife of Romeo Francis," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
daughter of No. (191) and No. (192,) born June 8th, 1790, married 
Nov. 24th, 1813, No. (470;) to South church, 1842; living A. D. 1861, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., with her son, Mason ; she died there Feb. 26th, 1867, 
in her 77th year ; was buried here. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Jane Eliza, bom Aug. 24th, 1814, bap. Sept. 16th, 1821, see No. (729.) 

2. James Elijah, born April 20th, 1817, bap. Sept. 16th, 1821, died Oct. 11th, 1836. 

3. Eomeo Benedict, bom June 2d, 1818, bap. Sept.'16th, 1821, died April 22d, 1822. 

4. Mason Bernard, born Sept. 21st, 1820, bap. Sept. 16th, 1821, see No. f806.) 

5. Catharine Amelia, bom Sept. 3d, 1825, bap. Nov. 13th, 1825, died Sept. 26th, 
1849, No. C947.) 

472. "LucEETiA, wife of William Smith," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
daughter of Abijah Moore, of New Hartford, and his wife, Abigail 
(Drake,) born May 20lh, 1789, at Windsor, and Feb. 10th, 1812, became 
the second wife of No. (337 ;) she to South church, 1842; has for many 
years been in feeble health ; lives A. D. 1862, with her daughter, Mrs. 
Harriet Brown ; she died March 17th, 1866, aged 77. 

473. "Lucy, wife of James Francis, jun." to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
daughter of Asa Risley, of Hartford, and his wife, Lucy (Dillings,) boro 



OE NEW BRITAIN. 283 

Feb. 2d, 1797, married Feb. 28th, 1820. He was son of No. (354,) 
was a farmer, and inherited the old home of his father and grandfather, on 
which his son Henry now dwells. He died Sept. 19th, 1849, aged 63. 
She died May 22d, 1866, aged 69. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Henry, born Jdy 13th, 1 829, bap. Oct. 1829, married Dec. 5th, 1855, Elizabeth 
Hubbard, of Wethersfleld, daughter of Leonard C, and his wife JSTancy (Churchill.) 

474. "LxDiA Bass,'' to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of Samuel, 
and his wife, No. (153,) born 1792 ; had a child, baptized John Williams, 
Sept. 16th,*1821. She died October 6th, 1830, aged 37 ; lived and died 
with her mother. 

475. "Wakeman N. Stanley," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of 
Noah; and No. (202,) born March 9th, 1793, married No. (476;) lived 
on Stanley street, next south of his uncle, Dr. Adna Stanley, now Martin 
Brown. He was a farmer, plain and unpretending, industrious and gen- 
erous. He died Aug. 19th, 1823, aged 30. 

476. "Elizabeth, wife of Wakeman N. Stanley," to church Aug. 
6th, 1821, daughter of No. (174) and No. (224,) married No. (475,) and 
married, second, Azmon Woodruff, of Avon ; she became a Baptist, and 
died Jan. 3d, 1852, aged 54, at Richland, N. Y. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Charlotte, born May 14th, 1817, bap. Sept. 16th, 1821, married George Hale. 
^ 2. Horatio, bom June 26th, 1820, bap. Sept. 16th, 1821, married Margaret Brace. 

477. " Chauncet Claek," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of No. (434,) born April 15th, 1787; was a farmer, and inher- 
ited the home of his father and grandfather, on East street ; married Sept. 
15th, 1818, Eunice, daughter of No. (174,) she died Oct.l6, 1819, aged 30. 
when he married, second, Dec, 2 2d, 1824, No. (572.) He was quiet and 
honest, and very successful as a farmer and business man. He died Dec. 
22d, 1855, aged 70. 

HIS CHILDKEN BY SECOND WIFE. 

1. Laura Louisa, bom June 3d, 1826, bap. Nov. 22d, 1826, married Blizur N. 
Smith. 

2. Lucy Eliza, bom June 16th, 1828, married June 22d, 1848, Jamee P. Moore. 

3. Edwin Smith, bom Dec. 3d, 1830, bap. April 24th, 1831, married May 15th, 
1856, No. (1381;) he died suddenly of bilious cholic, April 12th, 1865, in his 35th 
year. 

4. Chauncey D., bom May 6th, 1839. 

478. "Alfked Andrews," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (313) 
born Oct. 16th, 1797; taught school in early life, learned wagon and 
carriage making, and carried on the business; married Dec. 16th, 1818, 
No. (479.) She died, and he married, second, Sept. 15th, 1824, No, 



284 FIRST CHURCH 

(657 ;) residence nearly opposite his father, on West Main street, two 
miles from the village — house built 1820 ; appointed one of the standing 
church committee, Dec. 30th, 1823, in place of Ensign Levi Andrews, 
resigned ; was a teacher in Sabbath school, 1816, and superintendent in 
1826 ; deacon, Oct. 23d, 1851 ; been a teacher or superintendent from 
November, 1815, either in day or Sabbath school, to 1867 ; was early in 
the temperance reform, and anti-slavery agitation ; failed in business in 
1837, and commenced his genealogical researches in 1855, and this memo- 
rial, Feb. 1858. Was appointed secretary of the Sabbath School Union, 
for Wethersfield, Berlin, and vicinity, Sept. 6th, 1832, and resigned, Sept. 
4th, 1866. 

479. "Caroline B., wife of Alfred Andrews," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, 
daughter of No. (211,) born April 15th, 1798, in New York city, mar- 
ried Dec. 16th, 1818, No. (478 ;) taught school before marriage; left two 
daughters, and died Aug. 22d, 1823, of spotted fever, aged 25. Was in- 
telligent and reflective.. 

THBIK CHILDBEM. 

1. Julia Ann, bom Not. 15th, 1819, bap. Aug. 19th, 1821, see No. (185.) 

2. Caroline Hart, born Dec. 4th, 1822, bap. Feb. 9th, 1823, see No. C786.) 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE. 

3. Margarette, bom Aug. 30th, 1826, bap. Oct. 29th, 1826, see No. (946.) 

4. Eliza Shipman, bom April 8th, 1828, bap. 1828, see No. ("1051.) 

5. Edwin Norton, born Sept. 1st, 1832, bap. Oct. 21st, 1832, see No. fl052.) 

6. Cornelius, bora Nov. 1st, 1834, bap. May, 1835, see No. (1103.) 

7. Alfred Hinsdale, bom Dec. 25th, 1836, bap. June 1st, 1837 ; is extensively en- 
gaged at Chicago, 111., in the manufacture and sale of school furnishing goods. 

8. Jane Louisa, bom April 22d, 1842, bap. 1842, died Jan. 25th, 1844, aged 21 
months. 

9. Herbert Lee, bom June 6th, 1844, bap. Oct. 6th, 1844. 

10. Jane Louisa, bora Aug. 10th, 1847, bap. June 1st, 1848, see No. (1366.) 

480. " JosiAH Devtt, jun.," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. 
(179,) born Aug. 11th, 1792 ; was a brass founder ; located on East Main 
street; was a manufacturer; married March 2d, 1814, Betsey Recor, 
daughter of Michael, and his wife Lydia (Griswold,) born Jan. 26th, 
1795, died Nov. 16th, 1822, aged 28, when he married, second. May 8th, 
1823, No. (488.) He lived a consistent Christian life, and died March 
31st, 1851, aged 58. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. George, born Sept. 23d, 1814, Bap. Oct. 21st, 1821, see No. (626.) 

2. Lucy Jane, bom Nov. 8th, 1816, bap. Oct. 21st, 1821, married Oct. 8th, 1834, 
Nelson Hart. 

3. Harriet Eliza, bom April 2d, 1822, bap. Oct. 6th, 1822, died Dec. 17th, 1822, 
aged 9 months. 

CHILD BT SECOND WIFE. 

4. Arabella, born Feb. 19th, 1824, bap. May 30th, 1824, married Dec. 24th, 1845, 
William Gajlord. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 285 

481. " Chester Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (247,) 
bom Feb. 7th, 1793, married Sept. 19th, 1821, No. (489 ;) she died, when 
he married, second, May 12th, 1824, her sister. No. (490.) He was by 
trade a shoe-maker and tanner, learned of Abijah Flagg, in West Hart- 
ford ; lived in Hart quarter, first on the corner of Shuttle Meadow road 
and West street, with his tannery near by on the west, but on the death 
of his wife's uncle Lemuel, in Yonkers, New York, she had a patrimony 
with which he built a fine and substantial residence on the corner east. 
He died March 20th, 1865, aged 72. 

THEIB OHILDEEN. 

1. Levi Wells, born June 7th, 1825, bap Aug., 1825, see No. (944.) 

2. John Henry, bom April 13th, 1828, bap. June, 1828, married Jan. 4th, 1853, 
Jane Griswold, of "West Hartford, daughter of Josiah ; she died April 7th, 1864. 

3. Hannah Jennette, born March 9th, 1835, died March 16th, 1853, aged 18 years 
and 1 week. 

482. "Selah Steele, jun.," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of No. (852,) born May 25th, 1789, married Oct. 5th, 1825, 
No. (719.) He was a harness maker by trade, learned of Ira Andrus ; 
lived a/ew years in Southington ; his wife Phebe died, when he married, 
second, Oct. 29th, 1856, Lavinia C. Merrills, widow of Salmon Merrills, 
of New Hartford, and daughter of Fithen Case, of Simsbury ; she died, 
when he married, third, the widow of Daniel Humphrey, of Torringford, 
her maiden name, Eliza Burr. He was dismissed by letter to South 
church. New Britain, Nov. 17th, 1845 ; he then had a residence on Pearl 
street, but sold out and moved to West Winsted. 

HIS SON BY FIRST WIFE. 

Harvey Baldwin, born Feb. 23d, 1827, bap. June 3d, 1827, at Southington; is a 
physician, and married at the Humphrey House, New Britain, April 30th, 1861, Mary 
Mather, of West Winsted. 

483. "Jonathan Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (181,) 
born Feb. 20th, 1792; traveled south, was a clothier by trade; was for 
many years a magistrate in West Troy, N. Y. ; has been dissolute ; never 
married. He died March 4th, 1863, aged 71, at West Troy, N. Y. Na- 
ture lavished much on both his body and mind. 

484. "Ira Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (181,) born 
July 22d, 1798 ; a clothier by trade, lived in north part of his father's 
house; married May 3d, 1820, No. (485,) died Dec. 1st, 1824, aged 26; 
left no posterity. 

485. " Orpha, wife of Ira Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter 
of No. 441, born April 2d, 1800, married May 2d, 1820, No. (484;) he 
died, when she married, second. May 2d, 1835, No. (465 ;) a discreet, 
modest woman ; has had no children ; to South church, 1842. 



286 FIRST OHTIECH 

486. " Chester Pennfield," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. 
(237,) born January 23d, 1796, married June 4th, 1820, No. (528;) was 
a farmer, and lived in the west part of his father's house on Horse plain. 
He died Aug. 6th, 1825, aged 30. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Jeremiah, bom March 16th, 1821, bap. Aug. 19th, 1821, married May 22d, 1840, 
Sarah J. Webster; he died July 10th, 1863, aged 42. 

2. Julia Ann, bom Sept. 26th, 1822, bap. Not. 3d, 1822, married Nov. 25th, 1841, 
Samuel M. Knowles, 

487. " Desdemona Smith," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
Lemuel and No. (437 ;) never married, lived with her parents ; baptized 
on admission to church. She died June 4th, 1835, aged 38. 

488. " Ltdia S. Cosslett," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
Francis, and his second wife. No. (636,) born January 31st, 1800, mar- 
ried May 8th, 1823, No. (480 ;) was a dressmaker, efficient in her occu- 
pation, and resides on East Main street. Her daughter, Catharine, 
born March 31st, 1817, baptized Sept. 23d, 1821, married April 17th, 
1839, George M. Landers. Mrs. Dewy to South church, 1842. She 
died Aug. 19th, 1864, aged 64^ years. 

489. " Hannah Wells," to church Aug. 6th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(299,) born Aug., 1797, married Sept. 19th, 1821, No. (481,) died Sept. 
1st, 1823, when he married, second. May 12th, 1824, No. (490.) 

490. " Elva Wells," to church August 5th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(299,) born Sept, 11th, 1800, married May 12th, 1824, No. (481.) She 
was a good scholar and a godly woman ; she had a patrimony by the 
death of her uncle Lemuel, in Yonkers, New York, who was wealthy, 
with which they built a good and substantial residence on the corner of 
the turnpike and Shuttle Meadow road; she to South church, 1842. 

491. "Marilla Wells," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(299,) born Sept. 26th, 1805, married Nov. 2d, 1825, No. (678.) She 
had property left her by her uncle Lemuel, with which they built on a fine 
site on the banks of the Hudson river, in Yonkers, N. Y. She was dis- 
missed by letter to the church there, April 20th, 1843. 

492. " Betset W. Pratt," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
No. (345,) born Feb. 23d, 1797, a twin sister of Henry M., married 
May 31st, 1826, Amon Richards, of Newington, son of Oliver, and Lydia 
(Andrews,) his wife, born May 1st, 1798 ; is a successful farmer. She 
was dismissed, 1826, and recommended by letter to church in Newington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lydia, bom February 27th, 1828, married Oct. 16th, 1848, Msrtin, sou of John 
EUis. 

2. Susan Pratt, born July 9th, 1832, married Jan. 14th, 1857, Luther S. Webster, 
of Jonathan. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 287 

3. Infant, bom Nov. 30th, 1825, died at three days old. 

4. William Mudge, born Nov. 23d, 1837, lives (1864) with his father. 

493. « Nancy D. Pratt," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(345,) born March 25th, 1803, married July 8th, 1827, Cyrus Francis, of 
Newington, son of Justus, and No. (212;) she was his second wife, his 
first being Sabra Blinn. His wife Nancy dismissed Oct. 7th, 1827, and 
recommended by letter to the church in Newington ; she died there of 
cancer. 

HIS CHILD BT PIK8T WIFE SABEA. 

1. Blinn, born March 22d, 1825, married Lucy Hart. 

CHILDREN BT SECOND WIFE NANCT. 

2. Pratt, born Sept. 22d, 1831, married August 30th, 1855, Adeline H. Hurd, of 
Avon. 

3. Cyrus W. bom June, 1838, a graduate of Yale Col., 1867 ; ordained, a minister. 

4. Nancy, bom Dec. 29th, 1840, educated at Holyoke, Mass. 

494. "Rebecca Eddy," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of Charles, 
and No. (270,) born Oct. 3d, 1799, bap. Nov. 17th, 1799. Eebecca Bass 
married June 28th, 1825, Albert Norton, of Kensington, son of Roger, 

■ and Hannah (Rice,) of 'Wallingford,.his wife. She was received to Ken- 
sington church, Dec, 1826, by letter from New Britain. She died Aug. 
31st, 1828, aged 29, at Kensington. She was by trade a tailoress, and 
learned of Polly Judd, who married Jesse Eddy. She was the second 
wife of Capt. Albert Norton, his first being, Lucy, daughter of John Lee ; 
she died April 25th, 1824, when he married, second, as above. Mr. Nor- 
ton married, third, March 25th, 1829, Ruth, daughter of Cyprian Hart 
and his wife, Lucy (Hooker.) 

HIS CHILDREN BT HIS FIRST WIFE, LUCT. 

1. William Hart, born Nov. 30th, 1819, died April 16th, 1847. 
2 Albert Roger, bora June 23d, 1821, married October, 1846, Elizabeth Stocking ; 
he died March 11th, 1848. 

3. Lucy Harriet, born Jan. 26th, 1824, died Sept. 2d, 1839. 

HIS CHILD BY HIS SECOND WIFE, REBECCA. 

4. Frederick Henry, bom March 17th, 1 828, married May 3d, 1852, Jane S. Carter, 
of Southington. 

HIS CHILDREN FT HIS THIRD WIFE, RUTH. 

5. Isabella Hannah, born Oct. 15th, 1831, died Dec. 15th, 1840. 

6. Harriet Isabella, bom July 5th. 1843. 

[Capt. Albert Norton was grandson of Roger, sen., who was son of Serg. John, 
who was son of John, 2d, of north end of Farmington village, who was son of John 
the imigrant, born in London, England, 1625, to Richard.] 

495. " Emeline Eddy," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of Charles, 
and No. (270,) born Feb. 22d, 1802, married October 12th, 1822, Ralph 
Stanley Cornwell, son of Stephen, and Abigail (Stanley,) his wife, born 



288 FIEST CHTTECH 

January 28th, 1799, a twin with Richard. He was a brass founder by 
trade, learned of Cyrus Stanley, in Stanley quarter, at the old home of 
Colonel Gad. He died July 26th, 1827, aged 29. 

THBIB CHILD. 

Thomas Stow, bora Nov. 19th, 1823, bap. April 10th, 1825, died June 3d, 1845, at 
New Bedford, Mass., aged 21. She married, second, Nov. 17th, 1831, No. (955.) 

496. " Sally Pennfield," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
No. (237,) born Nov. 8th, 1800, married Aug. 5th, 1821, David North- 
rop ; living, 1861, in Russellsburg, Pa. She was dismissed, Oct. 3d, 
1824, to Camden, N. Y., by letter. 

497. " Phebb L. Andrews," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
No. (197,) born Oct. 28th, 1797, married March 18th, 1823, Asa Cowdry, 
brother pf No. (397 ;) he was born Nov. 9th, 1798, at Hartland, to Asa, 
and his wife Abigail (Ensign,) and learned the blacksmith trade of No. 
(430.) She was consumptive, and lost her speech for several months, but 
had it restored, suddenly, while praying. She died Sept. 17th, 1826, 
aged 29, at the home of her father; a lovely woman. He married, second, 
Laura (Farr,) moved to Florida and set up his business, and died there 
Aug. 8th, 1833, aged 35. 

"498. "Salome Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(183,) born, Aug. 14th, 1801, married Jan. 30th, 1832, Henry Judd, son 
of No. (195,) born Jan. 15th, 1801, live in the old home of his father; 
is a farmer. She died Oct. 20th, 1865, of cancer, aged 64. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Henrietta, born April 26th, 1824, married Nov. 30th, 1843, Justus Morgan, son of 
Amos, and Mary Wetherel, his wife ; has a fine location next door to his father Judd. 

499. " Hannah J. Belden," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
Leonard, jun., and No. (324,) born July 23d, 1800, married April 30th, 
1832, Rev. Alfred Gardner, pastor of a church in East Windham, N. Y., 
to which place she removed her church connection. Her present location, 
A. D. 1861, Wayauwega, Wawpacca county, Wisconsin. Their children 
are Sarah, Leonard Belden, Mary, Emma, and Andrew. 

600. " Almiea Judd," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of No. 
(178.) She was dismissed and recomtnended by letter to Meredeth, 
N. Y., Nov. 11th, 1821. 

501. "Mart Bukritt," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of Elihu, 
and No. (290,) born Feb. 18th, 1803, married May 26th, 1825, William 
Williams, of Kensington, son of Gideon, and Eunice (Cowles,) his wife. 
He was a shoe-maker by trade, learned of Ashbel Hooker, in Kensington. 
After living a few years with his wife, mostly in Southington, to which 
church she was recommended, went to parts unknown, but subsequently it 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 289 

was found he had changed his name and married a beautiful woman in 
Philadelphia, of wealthy and doating parents, whose hearts were broken 
by knowing the facts in the case. Mary, his lawful wife, obtained a 
divorce, and plied her needle so successfully as to earn a fine situation on 
Lafayette street, where she built in 1844, and resides, 1867. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth, born Feb. 10th, 1827, bap. June 3d, 1827, at Southington, married 
May, 1843, William Miller. 

2. Ann Watson, born Nov. 30th, 1828, bap. June 14th, 1829, at Southington, mar- 
ried spring of 1845, George Waugh, of Torringford, Ct. 

502. "Ehoda HaiVIBLIn," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, born April 9th, 
1797, at White Oak, in Farmington, to Phineas, and his wife Rhoda (An- 
drews,) baptized at Farmington, July 31st, 1797, married Jan. 1st, 1832, 
Reuben Hitchcock, of Cheshire, son of Asa, and his wife Asenath (Doo- 
liltle,) born June 17th, 1794. She was dismissed by letter, June 3d, 
1832, to church at Southington. She died June 15th, 1846, aged 49. 
He died Oct. l-2th, 1863, aged 70. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Henry R., born Dec. 24th/1832, at Cheshire, died Dec. 27th, 1832, aged 3 days. 

2. Harriet, born March 21st, 1834, at Cbeshire, married Nov. 5th, 1849, Jacob 
Day, of Bristol. 

3. Martha A., born March 17th, 1836, died Dec. 5th, 1858, aged 22i years. 

503. " Emily Hart," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same time, 
daughter of Stephen, jun., and No. (638,) born March 15th, 1804, mar- 
ried Sept. 21st, 1823, Erastus Parker, of Lenox, Mass., a tanner and 
currier by trade. He was born Jan. 5th, 1800, at Bristol, Ct., to Richard, 
from East Haddam, and his wife Lydia (Eells.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah Ann, born Nov. 9[h, 1825, married March 25th, 1856, J. F. Barrett, 

2. Julia Amelia, born Qec. 24th, 1827, died Aug. 13th, 1829. 

3. Emily, born May 7th, 1830, died Jan., 1832. 

4. Elizabeth, Mary, born March 24th, 1833. 

5. William, born Dec. 17th, 18.38, graduated at Williams College in 1862. 

6. Hattie Amelia, born January 17th, 1847. 

504. " Thirza Leb," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of No. (356,). 
born Nov. 19th, 1801, educated at Troy, N. Y., and became a teacher- 
there; erected and established a female seminary in New Britain, on the- 
corner west of the fountain, 1843 ; married Sept. 20th, 1849, Rev. David. 
Tilton, of Andover, Ma.ss., son of John, and Sally (Bachelder,) his wife, 
of Gilmantan, N. II. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to. 
Dr. Beeman's church, Troy, Aug. 2d, 1832, and by letter, Aug. 6th, 1843,, 

19 



290 FIRST CHUECH 

returned and received back. A lady of literary and Christian adorn- 
ments. 

505. "Eliza. Winchell," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, born 1805, to 
No. (561,) married Nov. 26th, 1828, No. (741 ;) dismissed by letter, Oct., 
1834, to church in North Coventry, with her husband. She died April 
27th, 1838, aged 33, at the house of Thomas Tracy. She was lame from 
childhood. Her grave stone is in New Britain cemetery. 

506. " Jerusha Belden,", to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, daughter of Aziel, and his first wife Azuba (Goodrich,) born July 11th, 
1805, married Aug. 4th, 1824, Amon Judd, son of No. (435,) born Oct. 
27th, 1800. She died April 13th, 1831, aged 26, when he married, sec- 
ond, Dec. 7th, 1831, No. (898.) They lived on East street, next door 
south of Richard Judd. He died March 22d, 1840, aged 39. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mai7 Annette, born April 9th, 1826, bap. July 23d, 1826, see No. (1196.) 

2. Frances Maria, born Dec. 11th, 1828, bap. March 29th, 1829, married Carlos 
Huntley, of Newington. 

SECOND wife's children. 

3. Austin, born April 5th, 1834, bap. 1840, married Sept. 3d, 1856, Julia Miller. 

4. Jane Eliza, born July 16th, 1838, bap. 1840, married July 13th, 1857, William 
G. Loyeland. 

507. "Eliza Southvtorth," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, daughter of 
Samuel, and Hannah (Shipman,) his wife, born June 3d, 1806, at Paris; 
N. Y., married Nov. 25th, 1830, No. (595 ;) took a general letter, 1842 ; 
received back, Dec. 5th, 1830, by letter from church in Gaines, N. T. ; 
lives now, 1863, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

508. "Mart B. Andrews," to church August 5th, 1821, daughter of 
No. (313,) born April 13th, 1807, married April 21st, 1839, No. (761.) 
She taught school before marriage, was very eiRcient for some years 
after marriage, but lost her good health, and was bedrid some five years ; 
was one year at the insane retreat, Utica, N. Y. She was dismissed, Oct. 
2d, 1831, to church in Southington, by letter, was received back, and 
again dismissed, A. D. 1837, to church in Southington. Resides now, 
1867, in Waterloo, "Wis. 

509. "Ltdia Pennfield," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, daughter of Nathaniel, 3d, and No. (549,) born May 1st, 1806, 
married March 20th, 1825, No. (516;) has been most of life in a state 
of religious despondency, arising from ill health, probably. 

510. "Samuel Recor," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, bap. same time, 
son of Michael, and his wife Lydia (Griswold,) born 1801, married Nov. 
25th, 1829, Almira Steele, daughter of Avery, and his wife Polly (Rugg,) 
he was cut off from the church, Feb. 23d, 1832, for immoralities and 
neglect of ordinances. He died May 2Tth, 1835, aged 34. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 291 

511. « Horace .Wells," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (299,) 
born Aug. 11th, 1795, married Dec. 24th, 1823, No. (643.) He was a 
farmer, and inherited his father's homestead on East street, also a portion 
of his uncle Lemuel's estate in Yonkers, New York. He has repre- 
sented the town in the Legislature. He built a new house on the oppo- 
sith side from the old house of his father ; he has become wealthy, and is 
much interested in the prosperity of the church and society. He died 
Nov. 2d, 1865, aged 70. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Levi Sedgwick, born Feb. 25th, 1825, bap, Jane lath, 1825, see No. (942.) 

2. Lemuel Russell, bom Jan. 2d, 1827, see No. (943.) 

3. Lucelia, bom Oct, 27th, 1828, see No. (979.) 

4. Catharine, bom February 15th, 1833, bap. June 9th, 1833, died Feb. 2d, 1850, 
aged 17. 

512. "Lemuel "Wells," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (299,) 
born July 4th, 1803, married Nov. 15th, 1827, No. (605 ;) moved to 
Yonkers, N. Y., and had there a portion of his uncle Lemuel's estate ; he 
removed his connection to the church in that place, April 20th, 1843, with 
his wife. He died at Yonkers, N. Y., Sept. 11th, 1861, aged 58, of 
paralysis. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Florilla, born July 2d, 1829, at New Britain, and bap. 

2. Marietta, born Nov. 15th, 1832, at New Britain, bap. Jan. 17th, 1832, at New 
Britain, married Jan. 30th, 1850, Ethan Flagg, of Yonkers; she died Feb. 3d, 1851. 

3. Lemuel, born Nov. 1st, 1839, at Yonkers, N. Y., bap. 1841, at New Britain ; he 
married, Sept. 16th, 1863, Sarah Jones, daughter of Alfred, of Yonkers, N. Y. 

513. " NoAH Hamblin," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Lemuel, of 
" White Oak," in Farmington, and his wife Mary (Hart,) born April 26th, 
1801, married Jan. 24th, 1825, Eliza Wright, daughter of Huldah Wright, 
who married Isaac Jones, of Hartford, after the birth of this daughter. 
He was a brass founder, learned of Cyrus Booth. His connection with 
the church was by vote dissolved, Feb. 28d, 1832, for gross neglect of 
ordinances and intemperate habits. His wife, Eliza, died Nov. 20th, 

, when he married, second, Elmina Clark, of Burlington, daughter 
of Capt. Asa ; she died, when he married, third, July 80th, 1851, Catha- 
rine Riley. 

HIS CHILDREN BT SECOND WIFE, ELMINA. 

1. Noah Clark, born Jan., 1842, was a soldier in Co. B., 6th Eegimint C. V., at 
Hilton Head. 

2. Ellen Eliza, born Feb., 1844, married Oct., 1862, Willard Stedman, of Bristol. 

514. " RoswELL S. Steele," to church August 5th, 1821, baptized 
same time, son of No. (852,) born Nov. 25th, 1796, married May 4th, 
1826, No. (725.) He was a farmer and inherited the old home of his 
father on the side of the mountain in Southwest district. 



292 FIRST CHUKCH 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Julius Elbridge, bom Feb. 16th, 1827, bap. June 3d, 1827, see No. f982.) 

2. Ogden L., born March 11th, 1829, bap. June 21st, 1829, married August 28th, 
1851, Ann Judd. 

3. Amzi^ born June 4th, 1832, died Sept. 7th, 1832, aged 3 months. 

4. George Brainard, born Dec. 19th, 1833, bap. May 25th, 1834. 

5. Charles D., born July 5th, 1837, married April 11th, 1863, Mary E. Famum. 

6. Harriet A., born Jan. 6th, 1840. 

7. Matilda, ) . ,. „ , t. i o^ti, ioaj ( i3ied Jan. 24th, 1844, aged 5 months. 

8. Melissa, \ t^™-'^"™ J"ly 24th, 1844, | ^j^^ j^^_ ^^^^'^ jg^^; aied 5 months. 

9. Ransom, born Jan. 29th, 1848. 

515. "Benjamin Smith," to church August 5th, 1821, baptized same 
time, son of Moses, and his wife Sally (Judd,) born July iSth, 1800; 
traveled south ; was a butcher ; kept a store, and lived in different locali- 
ties ; married, Dec. 9th, 1824, No. (627.) He was active in the temper- 
ance reformation; died Feb. 18th, 1860, aged 60. He was a man of 
kind feelings, with ready sympathy for those in trouble. 

THEIE OHILDEEN. 

1. Infant, born Dec. 9th, 1826, died same day. , 

2. Abigail Urania, born Feb. 9th, 1828, married Oct. 11th, 1846, Nelson T. Judd. 

3. Julia Ann, born June 19th, 1830, bap. October 31st, 1832, died Dec. 1st, 1855, 
aged 20. 

4. Ellen Sophia, born Feb. 12th, 1837, bap. Aug. 3d, 1837, see No. Cn27.J 

516. " Adna Hart," to church August 5th, 1821, son of No. (183,) 
born Jan. 28th, 1804, married March 20th, 1825, No. (509 ;) a brass 
founder by occupation ; residence on Elm street, the place formerly owned 
and occupied by George W. Southworth. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Antoinette, born Nov. I3th, 1825, bap. April 26th, 1826, see No. (960.) 

2. Henry Franklin, born June 1st, 1829, married Eliza Steele, of Jefferson. 

3. Jane Melissa, born Fi.b. 22d, 1833, bap. 1841, married Nov. 28th, 1854, Jona- 
than Nott. 

4. Charles Watson, bom Oct. 13th, 1837, bap. 1841. 

5. Oliver Dwight, bom June 26th, 1840, bap. 1841. 

6. George Adna, born Dee. 21st, 1850, bap. Oct. 23d, 1851. 

517. " Samuel Weldon," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of Luther, 
and his wife Jerusha (Plurlburt,) born Feb. 3d, 1799, at Argyle, N. Y.; 
a wao'on maker by trade; married Oct. 15th, 1823, Sally Bartholomew, 
dauo-hter of Ursula Andrews; she died Sept. 17th, 1837, aged 35, when 
he ractrried, second, Sarah M. Keach, of Wetherstield ; she died Aug. 3d, 
1847, when he married, third, Feb. 3d, 1848, Mary, the widow of Wal- 
ter Gridley, and daughter of Roswell Hunter, born Sept. 3d, 1802, at 
Newino-ton. His residence is by the " Black Rock," in Southwest dis- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 293 

trict. He was voted out of the church, March 10th, 1831, for neglect of 
the ordinances and public worship. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Caroline, boru ^'ov. 26th, 1824, married Elias Barnes, of Bristol. 

2. Eli Everest, born Aug. 8th, , married widow Delia Fuller ; he was a sol- 
dier in the Eeg. Mass. V. Cavalry, Army of the Potomac. 

3. George, bom Aug. 19th, 1829. 

4. Samuel Andrus, born March 22d, 1831, see No. 12.58. 

5. Sarah E., born April 2d, 1833, married Nov. 22d, 1855, Thomas Franldin Hart, 
of Alonzo, of Bristol ; married second, Henry Wright. 

6. Munroe, born Oct. 5th, 1834, married Sept. 29th, 1860, Catharine E. Buckley, 
of West Hartford. 

7. Mary Ann, born June 30th, 1836. 

SECOND wife's children. 

8. Washington, born Jan. 31st, 1841, died March 7th, aged 5 weeks. 

9. Oliver H.; born April 18th, 1842. 

10. Walter Atigustus, born June 8th, 1844, died Feb. 21st, 1863, at Newbern, N. C, 
a soldier in Co. D, 46tb Reg. Mass. Vols., of fever, at Camp Stanley Hoes, aged 19 
years ; buried in New Britain on the 13th day of March, 1863. He was a worthy 
member of the Methodist church. 

518. "Sylvester Pennpield," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, baptized 
same time, son of Nathaniel, 3d, and No. (549,) born Nov. 22d, 1803, 
married Nov. 25th, 1825, Aurora Gilbert, daughter of Jonathan, and his 
wife Eunice (French,) born Aug. 30th, 1809. He was a cooper by trade, 
learned of his father, but removed to New York city in 1843, and spent 
the last of his life in putting up town and church clocks. He joined the 
Methodist church and the First Congregational church withdrew its watch 
Dec. 1st, 1831. He died August 7th, 1858, in New York, aged 55, but 
was brought here for burial. 

THEIR children. 

1. Eosella, born July 18th, 1827. 

2. Greorge C. born July 30th, 1830. 

3. Sylvester G., bora Dec. 8th, 1834. 

4. Ellen Z,., born Oct. 25th, 1838. 

5. Washington Y., born Nov. 3, 1846, died Sept. 24th, 1865, at New York ; buried 
at New. Britain. 

519. " George Booth," to church Aug. 5th, 1821, son of No. (338,) 
born Jan. 80th, 1806, married Oct. 2d, 1828, No. (615.) He was a brass 
founder. He and wife were dismissed by letter to church in Portsmouth, 
N. H., Feb. 23d, 1832. He was for some years paralyzed, and died Aug. 
15th, 1860, aged 55, at Oxford, Ohio. 

THEIR CHILD:^EN. 

1. George Newton, born Jan. 1st, 1830, married Sarah Thorp, of Ohio. 

2. Waldo Comwell, bom May 20th, 1836. 



294 FIRST CH0ECH 

3. Orlando Wilcox, born April 21st, 1838. 

4. Louisa, born May 21st, 1842, died March 15th, 1847, aged 3 years. 
[These three sons volunteered into the Union army as soldiers.] 

520. " Chloe, wife of Abijah Smith," to church October 7th, 1821, 
daughter of No. (121,) born April 24th, 1767, married Jan. 18th, 1792, 
Abijah Smith, son of Samuel, and his wife. No. (89,) born Nov. 14th, 
1767. He inherited the home of his father, on Stanley street, a prosper- 
ous farmer, quiet and retiring, he died April 6th, 1850, aged 82. She is- 
remarkably strong minded, of good memory, but her sight and hearing 
have somewhat failed. She is, A. D. 1862, still living, and has aided much 
in this work, by remembering the connections of families, being born 
only nine years and five days after the first organization of the church. 
She died in Hartford, with her grand daughter Louisa, Feb. 22d, 1863, 
in her 96th year ; buried in New Britain. 

THEIS CHILDBEN. 

1. Chester, born Dee. 12th, 1798, died unmarried, March 13th, 1838, aged 39. 

2. Nancy, born Jan. 12th, 1801, married May 11th, 1832, Horatio Waldo ; she died 
June 17th, 1858, aged 56. She was for many years a distinguished teacher in this 
town. He died Nov. 19th, 1863, aged 63. 

3. Samuel, born Dec. 27th, 1806 ; a farmer, and inherited the old homestead; his 
inventory, $30,000. He diedTeb. 22d, 1861, aged 54 ; never married. 

521. " Hannah, wife of Simeon Harrington," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, 
baptized same time, daughter of Ashbel Griswold, and his wife Elizabeth 
(Woodruff,) of Farmington farms, daughter of Noah, bom April 15th, 
1776, married May 12th, 1808. He was born Aug. 1st, 1782, at Union, 
Ct. They had no certain dwelling place, but raised a large family on 
small means. She died April 13th, 1838, aged 52. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Ethan Lilly, born Jan. 29th, 1809, married Betsey Fielding. 

2. Elizur D., born February 22d, 1811, maiTied Margaret Davenport; manied 
second, Almira Quinly. 

3. Elizabeth Woodruff, born May 30th, 1813, unmarried, lives in West Hartford. 

4. Cyril Pearl, born Aug. 8th, 1815, died Jan. 25th,1838. 

5. Gideon Griswold, born April 28th, 1818, married Margaret , lives in 
Iowa. 

6. Gardner Simeon, bom Oct. 9th, 1820, died May 5th, 1825. 

7. Diana Hannah, born June 27th, 1824, died Jan. 13th, 1825. 

8. Justin Simeon, born Jan. 2d, 1826, married Maria Dorman, of Burlington. 

9. Angeline Louisa, born May 5th, 1828, married Orlando Palmer, of Farmington. 
10. Lorin Gardner, born June 30th, 1832. 

522. " Reuben Gladden," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, son of Azariah, 
of Norwich, and his wife Anna (Hudson,) of Saybrook, born July 19th, 
1782, married April 15th, 1804, No. (523.) They lived on Main street, 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 295 

near the " Sand Hill." He was a farmer, of industrious habits and of 
great economy, and by dint of hard labor raised a large and respectable 
family. He died Feb. 21st, 1 852, aged 70. 

623. « Sally, wife of Eeuben Gladden," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, 
daughter of Ladwick Hotchkiss, and his wife. No. (278,) born Aug. 26Lh, 
1782, married April 15th, 1804, No. (522,) a faithful wife and anxious 
mother. She died Feb. 9th, 1857, aged 74, having built a commodious 
house towards the close of life on East Main street. 

THEIR OHILDKEN. 

1. William Henry, bom Apdl loth, 1805, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, married Betsey 
Judd; married second, No, (711.) 

2. Marcia, born Nov. 12th, 1806, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, see No. (614.) 

3. Laura Jane, born Jan. 7th, 1809, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, married May 26th, 1857, 
William Hart. 

4. Jesse Hotchkiss, bom Dec. 17th, 1810, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, married Almira 
Stowe ; married second, Jane Blinn. 

5. Abi, born Feb. 17th, 1813, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, see No. (700.) 

6. Walter, bom April 12th, 181.5, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, married July 30th, 1840, 
Charlotte Dayton, of Gla8tenl)ary. He was a joiner by trade ; been captain, represent- 
ative, post-master, and been active in the' temperance reformation and politics ; built 
and lived on Washington street, but in 1861 sold to Widow Dr. Stanley, and built new 
on West Main street. 

7. Minerva, born Aug. 12th, 1818, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, raan-iedNo. (1019.) 

8. George born Nov. 12th, 1820, bap. Nov. 24th, 1821, died March 2d, 1823, aged 
two years. 

9. Sarah Ann, born June 19th, 1823, bap. Aug. 10th, 1823, see No. (1231.) 
10. Greorge Newton, born Aug. 14th, 1826. 

524. PoLLT, wife of WiUiam Judd," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, baptized 
same time, daughter of Charles Eddy, sen., and his wife Hannah (Kel- 
sey,) born Oct. 11th, 1790, married April 2.3d, 1807. He was son of 
No. (435,) and his wife Irene, born Dec. 9 th, 1787. He was a farmer, 
and was sexton many years ; house nearly opposite his father. He died 
June 3d, 1855, aged 67. She died July 31st, 1835, aged 45. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. William, bom Sept. 1st, 1807, bsip. August 10th, 1821, married May 6th, 1829, 
No. (701.) 

2. Norton, bom Dec. I9th, 1810, bap. August 10th, 1821, died October 22d, 1828, 
aged 18. 

3. Maria, born Oct. 22d, 1812, bap. Aug. 10th, 1821, married Nov. 16th, 1831, 
Philip Hart, son of Stephen, and Sally (White,) his wife. 

525. " Saeah, wife of Hezekiah C. Whipple," to church October 7th, 
1821, baptized same time ; her maiden name, Capron. They lived next 
south of Alvin North. He was a jeweler, from Providence, R. I. ; born 
Feb. 22d, 1787, married July 23d, 1808, No. (525.) He died July 23d. 
1835, aged 47. She was born Oct. 24th, 1787, at Providence, R. I., died 
Nov. 24tb, 1825, aged 38. 



296 PIEST CHURCH 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ann Jane, born Nov. 12th, 1808, bap. October 21st, 1821, married March 14th, 
1831, Ethiel Sanger, of Ludlow, Mass. 

2. Joseph, born Sept. 19th, 1811, bap. Oct. 21st, 1821. 

3. William C, born April^th, 1814, bap. Oct. 21st, 1821, sec No. (749.) 

4. Charlotte C, born Nov. 28th, 1815, bap. Oct. 21st, 1821. 

5. Christopher C, born July 7th, 1818, died March 1 1 th, 1820, aged two years. 

6. Frances, born Aug, 26th, 1821, bap. Oct. 21st, 1821, married Nov 26th, 1846, 
George A. Richards, of North Haven. 

526'. " Ruth Jddd, wife of Phineas Pennfield," to church Oct. 7th, 
1821, daughter of Linus Hart, of Avon, born May 3d, 1793, married 
Nov. 25th, 1812, No. (469.) She died Dec. 11th, 1848, aged 55. 

527. "MiNEKVA, wife of Jesse Eecor," to church Oct. 7t.h, 1821, 
daughter of No. (175,) born Oct. 22d, 1798, married Dec. 1st, 1819, 
Jesse Recor, son of Michael, and his wife Lydia (Griswold.) born March 
26th, 1798; he died April 5th, 1842, aged 44. They lived until his 
decease in the old home of his father; she then lived near the foot of 
" Osgood Hill," and earned a living by weaving ; sold her place and 
moved to Faribault, Minn., with her son-in-law, Samuel C Dunham, of 
Plainville, where she died, March 7th, 1866, aged 6>". 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Nancy Almeda, born Dec. 17th, 1820, bap. Dec. 16th, 1821, see No. (837._) 

2. Betsey Adeline, born April 6th, 1822, bap. March 9th, 1823, see No. (968.) 

3. Roxy Ann, born Feb, 15th, 1826, bap. June 18th, 1826, married, 1848, Henry 
D. Vorburghi 

4. Augusta H., born Nov. 12th, 1827, married Aug. 29th, 1847, Samuel C. Dun- 
ham, of Faribault, Minn. 

5. Cordelia Lydia, born Nov. 23d, 1838, bap, 1842. 

6. George Dwight, born March 18th, 1841, bap. 1842. 

528. "AuEELiA, wife of Chester Pennfield," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, 
daughter of Nathaniel Carrington, of Plainville, and his wife Sybil (Steele,) 
born May 12th, 1800, married June 4th, 182,0 No. (486,) he died Aug. 
6th 1825, aged SO, when she married, second, Nov. 19th, 1827-, Henry 
Steele, son of WiUiam, born April 6th, 1806, died August 19th, 1847, 
aged 41. She joined the Methodist church, and, Dec. 1st, 1831, our 
church voted to withdraw its watch. She is a woman of good sense and 
kind disposition, and much respected. 

HER CHILDREN EX HER FIRST HUSBAND. 

1. Jeremiah, born March 16th, 1821, bap. Aug. 19th, 1821, married May 22d, 1840, 
Sarah J. Webster, da. of Ebenezer, of Bloomfield ; he died July 10th, 1863, aged 42. 

2. Julia Ann, born Sept. 26th, 1822, bap. Nov. 3d, 1822, married Nov. 25th, 1841, 
Samuel M. Knowles, of West Hartford. 

HER CHILDREN BT SECOND HUSBAND. 

3. Jane Eliza, born Sept. 12th, 1828. 

4. Charles Henry, born Jan. 27th, 1832, married April 12th, 1854, Louisa A. Steele, 
daughter of Jerome ; she died Oct;. 20th, 1854, aged 22, when he married, second, An- 
geline Pennfield, daughter of Nathaniel. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 297 

5. Jane Eliza, 2d, born Nov. 15th, 1834. 

6. Sophia Winchell, born Jane 6th, 1838. 

529. "EnzA, wife of Ira Stanley, jun." to church Oct. 7th, 1821, 
daughter of John Riley Lincoln and his wife. No. (319,) bom Oct. 19th, 
1801, married Oct. 6th, 1819, No. (921 ;) she was dismissed and recom- 
mended by letter to Farmington church, Dec. 1st, 1822, and returned, by 
letter December, 1835 ; residence now, 1862, on "Washington street, 

530. "Maria Butler," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, daughter of Joseph, 
of Berlin, and his wife, Eoxanna (Cadwell,) born Feb. 7th, 1804, in Ber- 
lin, married Jan. 12th, 1832, WaUer Beckley, son of Luther, Esq. and his 
wife, Sarah (Flagg,) born June 22d, 1808, at Beckley quarter ; moved to 
Texas, with his family ; she united with the Universalist church of Berlin, 
and made a lengthy communication to us, in which she stated that her 
views of some of the doctrines which we esteemed essential, had changed, 
upon which, Dec. 1st, 1831, this church withdrew its watch a,nd fellow- 
ship; she died July 12th, 1860, at Mount Pleasant, in Texas, aged 56. 

THEIK OHILDKEN, 

(And the mother's birth and death, from the Beckley family records, which her brother 
thinlcs, makes her too young.) . 

1. Frances Laura, bom Oct. 15th, 1832, at Berlin, Conn. 

2. Henry Augustus, born March 10th, 1834, died Oct. 22d, 1844. 

3. Jane Maria, born July 22d, 1836, died Sept. 22d, 1849. 

4. Joseph Walter, born Nov. 10th, 1837, died in Texas, Aug. 14th, 1860. 

5. George Alfred, born May 13th, 1839. 

6. Eosina Maria, born Sept. 13th, 1841. 

7. Frank Ludovico, born Sept. 4th, 1845. 

531. "Matilda Cogswell," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born May 
23d, 1802, to Salmon, in Southington, and his wife, Sarah (Smith,) bap- 
tized there, July 24th, 1803 ; was dismissed and recommended from this 
to that church, Dec. 1st, 1822; received there Feb. 2d, 1823, and their 
record says their watch is withdrawn; she married Jan. 31st, 1826, 
Thomas McMahon, of Canaan, and was divorced, when she married 
second, Peter Boyd, of Boonville, Oneida county. New York; she was 
received to this church again Feb. 11th, 1855, by letter from the church 
in South Windsor, and dismissed by letter back to the same church, Jan. 
9th, 1858 ; she now, fall of 1861, is in the almshouse of her native town, 
Southington, and her husband, Peter Boyd, lives in Wisconsin. 

532. "Abigail Andrews," to church Oct. 7th,*1821, born May 16th, 
1806, to No. (197,) married Nov. 27th, 1827, No. (542;) he died, when 
she married second. May 11th, 1848, Comfort Hewlet, son of Comfort, of 
Kensington, and his wife, Patty (Pemberton,) of Groton, Conn.; she dis- 
missed and recommended by letter to South church, 1856, and is now, 
A. D. 1861, living on Arch street. 



298 FIRST CHURCH 

533. " Sophia Hart;," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Nov. 18th, 1806, 
to No. (441,) married July 3d, 1826, Ralph I. Dunham, son of Elisha, of 
Berlin ; a harness-maker and carriage-trimmer by trade ;. learned of Moses 
W. Beckley ; was in company with Salmon N. Hart, of Hartford ; went 
to Natchez, La., to sell work and died there, Nov. 9th, 1834. She was 
dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Hartford ; she was a 
scholar in the Sabbath school, 1816, and could repeat 1,000 verses of 
Scripture per week ; to South church, by letter, 1852; lives now, 1861, on 
Walnut street. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah Elizabeth, born July 8tb, 1830, died April 14th, 1836, aged six. 

2. Helen Sophia, born July 4th, 1833, died Aug. 2d, 1835, aged three. 

534. " Sarah G. Whittlesey," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, bom Sept. 
15th, 1808, to No. (321 ;) lives with her sisters in Ottawa, Illinois, and 
Sheboygan, Wisconsin ; never married ; remarkable for memory and 
sociability ; dismissed Jan. 5th, 1866, by general letter. 

535. " Ltjct M. WiNCHELL, to church Oct. 7th, 1821, bom Oct. 16th, 
1808, to Miles C. and his, wife, No. (428,) married Willys Bronson, of 
5erlin ; married second, Timothy Lewis, of Pennsylvania, but now, 1861, 
lives in Illinois. 

THEIR CHILDREN BT FIRST MARRIAGE. 

1. Louisa, born 



3.- wife 1'^^°^'"°" 



536. "Mart B. Booth," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born April 18th, 
1808, to Cyrus and his wife. No. (340,) married June 1st, 1826, Edmund 
F. Booth, son of Joseph and Charlotte (Bowman,) his wife ; she died Nov. 
2d, 1830, aged 23. He was bom Nov. 15th, 1812, at New York ; was a 
brass-worker. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Antoinette, born Jan. 11th, 1827, died Jan. 3d, 1828, aged one. 

2. George, born March 13th, 1828, died Nov. 26th, 1828. 

3. Joseph, bom , bap. Nov., 1830. 

4. Cyrus, born Oct. 25th, 1830, bap. Nov., 1830; in the Union army three years. 

5. George, born 

537. "Amzi W. Hart," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, baptized same time, 
born Nov. 3d, 1801, to Asahel and his second wife, Sarah, daughter of 
Judah Hart ; he learfied the cooper's trade of Selah Hart, and died at his 
house in Hart quarter, of spotted fever, Aug. 10th, 1823, aged 22 ; was a 
young man of good parts and habits, and much promise. 

638. "Cyrenus Booth," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, baptized same 
time; born June 21st, 1801, to David and his wife, Hannah (Mather;) a 
wagon-maker by trade ; married Oct. 22d, 1826, Almena Hough, of Mer- 



OF NETV BRITAIN. 299 

iden ; dismissed and recommended by letter to the church in Meriden, in 
1840 ; he has a pleasant home in "West Meriden. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Burdette, bom March 27th, lt'28, married Sarah Belden ; he died Dec. 30th, 
1860, aged 32. x, 

2. Cordelia, bom March 26th, 1830, died March 3d, 1848, aged 18. 

3. Albertus Hough, bom Aug. 1st, 1838. 

539. "John Andrews, jun." to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Oct. 10th, 
1803, to No. (197;) a shoe-maker by trade; married Nov. 8th, 1836, 
Lucy Foote, of Madrid, N. Y., born Feb. 28th, 1813 ; he dismissed and 
recommended by letter to church in Cleaveland, Ohio; died March 22d, 
1857. 

THBIE CHILDKEN. 

1. Sarah S., horn May 27th, 1839, at Cleaveland; teacher. 

2. Mary E., bom Dec. 13th, 1840, at Cleaveland ; teacher. 

3. Charles J., bom Oct. 12th, 1845, at Cleaveland ; a telegraph operator. 

4. Horace F., bom July 7th, 1851, at Cleaveland. 

540. "Habrt Judd," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, baptized same time, 
bom Nov. 2d, 1804, to John and bis wife. No. (637 ;) was a brass-worker ; 
lived several years in Southington ; married May 8th, 1828, No. (733 ;) 
his mother provided a home for him and family, on West Main street, the 
old house of Sergeant Moses Andrews, near the railroad crossing, where 
he died May 27th, 1854, aged 50 ; he had been cut off from the church 
for neglect of public worship and the ordinances, Jan. 31st, 1838. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Franklin, bom May 13th, 1829; partially insane in adult years. 

2. Ann Eliza, bora June 4th, 1834, married Aug. 28th, 1851, Ogden L. Steele, of 
Roswell ; his residence on West Main street, at the railroad crossing. 

541. " William Whittlesey," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Sept. 
19th; 1805, to No. (321 ;) graduated at Yale, 1827 ; ordained to the min- 
istry, 1837 ; was a Sabbath school missionary at the west ; preached in 
several places, and teacher in several localities ; built near his father on 
the Dr. Smalley farm; married Sept. 9th, 1845, No. (1111,) and for 
several years has been occupied in agriculture. 

TBEIB CHILD. 

Louisa Hart, born May 23d, 1847, see No. (1,247.) * 

542. " Aaron Hart, jun." to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Nov. 25th, 
1805, to No. (247 ;) was a joiner by trade; learned of Capt. Porter, of 
Farmington ; married Nov. 27th, 1827, No. (532 ;) built nearly opposite 
his father; lived in different localities ; he died May 20th, 1845, aged 39. 



800 FIRST CHTjnCH 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Newton Francis, born Jan. 2d, 1829, bap. June I4th, 1829, see No. (912.) 

2. John Andrews, born May 2d, 1830, bap. July 25th, 1830; killed by kick of a 
horse, June 11th, 1843, age* 13. 

3. Aaron Adolphus, born Dec. 22d, 1830, bap. June 17th, 1832, died Sept. 12th, 
1832. 

4. Abigail Jane, born June 2d, 1837, bap. Sept. 24th, 1837, married Dec. 25th, 1860, 
John G. Lewis, of Hampton, Conn, and of New Haven; she has excelled in teaching. 

543. "James H. Winchell," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born June 
16th, 1806, to Miles C. and his wife, No. (428;) he was received to 
church in Farmington by letter from this, July 30th, 1824, and their record 
says, excommunicated, 1827; he went to Georgia, and married there, 
Selina Jackson ; lived in Cherokee county, and became a slave-holder, and 
since moved to Arkansas. 

544. "John Stedman," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Oct. 2oth, 
1804, to Samuel and his wife, No. (333.) 

545. " Thomas G. Lee," to church Oct. 7th, 1821, born Sept. 1st, 
1808, to No. (356;) graduated at Yale, 1830; studied medicine with Dr. 
Todd, of Farmington and Hartford; became superintendent for the 
McLane Asylum, at Charlestown, Mass, ; he married in Vermont, AjDril 
21st, 1835, Susan Clark, who since his death has married Rev. Joseph S. 
Gallagher, now, 1861, of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Dr. Lee felt unwell, 
and while on his journey to New Britain, for his health, called at Worces- 
ter, to see Dr. Woodward, wheri hei was taken with typhus fever, and died 
'Oct. 29th, 1836, aged 28. The trustees passed the highest encomiums 
on his character and talents ; he had a great love for historical facts, and 
the notes he took while in Farmington and New Britain, have (since the 
original is lost,) greatly contributed to the early history of this church and 
society in these pages ; he was dismissed and recommended by letter to 
Winthrop church, Charlestown, Mass., (so says tradition ;) he left no 
posterity. 

546. " Widow Sarah Hart," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, daughter of No. 
(140,) born Nov. 7th, 1770, married July 30th, 1793, Asahel Hart, of 
Jehudi, and was his second wife; died Dec. 19th, 1841, aged 71. 

CHILDREN. 

1. Amon, born Nov. 18th, 1790, died Aug. 17th, 1798, aged seven, of dysentery. 

2. Hannah, born Oct. 7tli, 1792, married Sylvester Clark, sou of Abel. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

3. Amzi, born June 13th, 1795, died Aug. 25th, 1798, aged three, of dysentery. 

4. Sarah, born March 20th, 1797, died March 20th, 1797, aged one hour. 

5. Eliza, born Oct. 10th, 1799, married April 18th, 1824, Ralph Pearl, of Southing- 
ton, son of Frederic. , 

6. Amzi Woodruff, born Nov. 3d, 1801, see Not (537.) 

7. Amon, born Dec. 19th, 1802, died Dec. 22d, 1803, aged one year. 



OP NEW BEITAIN. 301 

547. " Olive, wife of Uni Wright," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, baptized 
same time, born Aug. 18th, 1775, to Leonard Belden and his wife, Rebecca 
(Dix,) of Wethersfield, married August, 1797 ; he a farmer, son of Sim- 
eon and his wife, Anne (Whaples,) of Newington, 1768; bought and lived 
on the place built by Moses Andrews, jun. at " Pond River Bridge," so 
called; he died Oct. 28th, 1843, aged 76; she died June 11th, 1864, 
aged 89. 

IHBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Silas, born Feb. 1st, 1798, married Feb.' 4th, 1827, Catharine G. Eddy, daughter 
of 'William. 

2. William, born Feb. 12th, 1812, married May 15th, 1836, Lucy Maria Slater, of 
Benjamin. 

548. " Sallt, wife of Solomon Butler," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, born 
Sept. 6th, 1783, to- Isaac Brown, of Glastenbury, and his wife, Hannah 
(Hills,) married Feb. 3d, 1805, No. (452;) she died Feb. 20th, 1849, 
aged 65 ; a pious woman. 

549. " Polly, wife of Nathaniel Pennfield," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, 
born 1782, to Ebenezer Steele, jun. and his wife, Lucy (Wright;) given in 
childhood to h5r grandmother, on whose account she was baptized, May 
29th, 1791 ; she married Nov. 5th, 1798; he son of No. (237;) was a 
cooper by trade ; learned of his father ; built house and shop on West 
street, between Capt. Lemuel Hotchkiss and Josiah Steele, sen. ; his shop 
became the dwelling-house of Miles C. Winchell, and his house disap- 
peared ; he subsequently built a small house on the same road, north of 
Josiah Steeles, where he died March 8th, 1837, aged 56 ; she died Nov. 
17th, 1837, aged 55. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Laura, born , married Jan. 1st., 1818, Solomon Sandford. 

2. Sylrester, born Nov. 22d, 1803, see No. (518.J) 

3. Sophrone, born , married Milo Pond, of Camden, New York. 

4. Lydia, born May 1st, 1806, see No. (509.) 

5. Hiram, born Nov. 20th, 1808, married March 16th, 1829, Rhoda Cogswell, sis- 
ter of Matilda. 

6. Adelia, bom , married July 5th, 1840, Edward Andrews, of Eodney, of 
Farmington. 

7. Caroline, bom , married Benjamin Hicks ; live, 1867, at Jamestown, N. Y. 

8. Celestia, bom , married Sept. 13th, 1840, Thomas Andrews, of Rodney, of 
Farmington. 

9. Lucy Ann, born June 5th, 1821, mamed Sept. 1st, lS40, "William Curtiss, son 
of Shubel. 

10. Angeline, born July 11th, 1831, married Oct. 3d, 1855, Charles H. Steele, son 
of Henry. 

550. " Amon Stanley," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, baptized same time, 
bjorn March 10th, 1778, to Lot and his wife,_ Rhoda (Wadsworth,) of 
Farmington; by trade a hatter ;*learned of his father; but later in Hfe a 



302 FIRST CHURCH 

successful farmer ; inherited the home of his father, on the corner of Stan- 
ley street and " New Highway ;" modest and retiring, yet interested in 
every good work and reformation ; married Oct. 10th 1802, No. (339 ;) 
he was appointed one of the church standing committee, Dec. 30th, 1823, 
in place of Joseph Mather, resigned ; he died Feb. 2d, 1846, aged 68 ; he 
was the third of fourteen children of his father's family. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Julia, born Dec. 24th, 1803, bap. Jan. 27th, 1811, see No. (603.) 

2. Thomas, born Sept. 22d, 1805, bap. Jan. 27th, 1811, see No. (680.) 

3. Henry, bom Sept. 24th, 1807, bap. Jan. 27th, 1811, see No. (704.) 

4. James, born Oct. 22d, 1809, died in infancy. 

5. James, 2d, born March 3l8t, 1812, bap. May 24th, 1812, see No. (1165.^ 

6. Augustus, born April 11th, 1814, bap. May 29th, 1814, see No. (604.) 

7. Timothy Wadsworth, born July 13th, 1817, bap. Aug. 24th, 1817, see No. (915.) 

8. Lot, bom July 8th, 1820, bap. Sept. 3d, 1820, see No. (846.) 

9. Martha, born Aug. 11th, 1822, bap. Oct. 6th, 1822, see No. (847.J 
10. Amelia, bom Jan. 1st, 1825, bap. May 1st, 1825, see No. (933.) 

U. Mary Antoinette, born Sept. 22d, 1828, bap. Nov. 23d, 1828, died May 16th, 
1838, aged 10. 

551. "Anna Deming," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, born Oct. 19th, 1780, 
to Elizur Deming, of Newington, and his wife, Lucina (Francis ;) lived 
with her sister, No. (1294,) and died April 28th, 1849, aged 68, in Hart- 
ford, at her house ; never married ; buried in the old Episcopal Church 
cemetery, Newington ; marble slab. 

552. "Ellen E. Hamblin," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, baptized same 
time, born July 17th, 1806, to John, of "White Oak," Farmington, and his 
wife, No. (447,) married April 8th, ] 828, Samuel G. Forbes, son of Dan- 
iel and his wife, Belinda (Gridley ;) she was dismissed and recommended 
by letter to Farmington church, and received there Oct. 2d, 1831 ; they 
now, A. D. 1861, live in Plainville ; no children. 

553. "Emeline Franklin," to church Dec. 2d, 1821, baptized same 
time, born A. D. 1807, to Sarah Wright, daughter of Simeon, and who 
was an imbecile; she married, 1825, John Riley Jones, son of Benoni and 
his wife, Sally (Olmsted ;) he was a wheelwright ; lived in various locali- 
ties ; she died April, 1843, at Deerfield, near Utica, N. T. ; he married 
second, March 23d, 1845, Elizabeth Couch, daughter of Amos and his 
wife, Phebe (Barnes,) sister of Blakesley, of Berlin, born July 6th, 1804; 
he died June 13th, 1859, aged 56. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Chester, born 1829, died June 11th, 1835, aged six. 

2. Mary, bom Aug. 9th, 1831, married Dec. 23d, 1849, Eichard Hart; he in the 
army, 1863. 

3. Anna, born 1837, died Sept. 16th, 1838, aged one year and three months. 

4. Caroline, , married Edward Callender, of Unionville. 



OP NE-W BRITAIN. 303 

5. John/born at TJtica, N. T. ; a three months, and a three years Tolunteer, at Port 
Royal, company G., Capt. John Tracy, sixth regiment Coiinecticat Volunteers; re- 
enlisted, 1864; he died Sept. 6th, 1864, at Andersonville prison, in Georgia, aged 25. 

6. Infant, born , died at Deerfield, New York ; no name. 

554. " StTSANNA Trton," to church Feb. 3d, 1822, baptized same time, 
born June 19th, 1778, at Bolton, Conn., a tvin-sister of Simeon Tryon, to 
Aaron, of that town, and his wife, Sarah (Landfear;) she lived, after six 
years of age, with Gideon Griswold, and after his death with Michael 
Recor, during life; she died Sept. 26th, 1826, aged 48; had a brother, 
Aaron, jun., who died young ; had also, a sister, Sally, who was a cripple 
from childhood ; the subject of this notice never married, but had a daugh- 
ter, called Laura Dunham, who married Aug. 7th, 1825, Andrew Curtiss, 
and had a family. 

555. " Keziah L. Andrews," to church Feb. 3d, 1822, born Dec. 6th, 
1805, to Truman and his wife, No. (265,) married May 5th, 1825, Lyman 
Wilcox Booth, son of No. (338 ;) he was by trade a shoe-maker, and soon 
after marriage went to parts unknown ; she married second, Seth Philips, 
and lived and died in Hartford. 

556. "Rhoda R. Belden," to church April 7th, 1822, born Aug. 24th, 
1802, to Leonard, jun. and his wife, No. (324,) married March 28th, 1834, 
Isaac N. Cornwell, of Windham, Greene county, N. Y. ; she removed her 
church connection to the church in that place, (called) Windham Center. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

Peleg, Eufas K., Leonard B., George H. 

557. "Abigail, wife of Norman Woodruff," to church Feb. 2d, 1823, 
by letter from the church of Lenox, Mass., married March 19th, 1813, 
No. (381 ;) she was born July 5th, 1792, to No. (194 ;) to South church, 
1842. 

658. "John Brat," to church Aug. 3d, 1823, by letter from the church 
in West Hartford, born June 7th, 1768 ; to that church Aug. 3d, 1811, 
by letter from Burke, Vermont ; he came as a miller, to this place, and 
attended Deacon Hart's mill ; was dismissed by letter Oct. 1st, 1826 ; he 
probably married Nov. 26.th, 1789, at Southington, Mercy or Mary Fields, 
who with her daughter, Paulina, were members of a Baptist church in 
Burke, Vermont, and recommended to the church in West Hartford, but 
not connected with this church ; she was a weakly woman, and mostly 
confined to her room; she died July 26th, 1848, in Ohio, aged 82 ; he died 
Oct. 1st, 1854, in Ohio, aged 86. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah, born Oct. 1st, 1790, see No. (576 ) 
. 2. Sylvester, born April 2a, 1792, died here, April 7th, 1824, aged 32 years and 
five days. 



304 FIRST CHURCH 

3. John, born , went to Texas, then to Ohio ; lived there, 1851. 

4. William, born , lives, 186), in Ohio. 

5. Paalina, born , married Chauncey Woodruff, of Farmington; married 
second, 

6. Alfred, born Jan. 20th, 1799, died March 11th, 1835, aged 36, two months and 
eleven days. 

7. Hclace, born 1811, died 1817, at West Hartford, aged six years, eight months. 

8. Anson, born , died Oct. 10th, 1846, at Albany, New York. 

9. James, born , lives in Ohio, A. D. 1861. 

559. " DoROTHr, wife of Joseph Wright," to church Oct. 5th, 1823, 
born Sept. 16th, 1795, to Ebenezer Hart and his wife, No. (307,) married 
Feb. 3d, 1814, Col. Joseph Wright, son of No. (274,) born Oct. 7th, 1779; 
lived in the home of his father, now owned and occupied by Almon Good- 
win, south end of East street, formerly the home of Lieut. Elisha Booth, 
who built it, 1761, as indicated by a mark on the barn, still visible. He 
was Colonel of Militia, Judge of Probate, Representative, and Selectman, 
many years, and an ardent temperance reformer. A. D. 1850, sold his 
place and built on Chesnut street, in the village, where he died July 19th, 
1855, aged 76. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to South 
church, 1845. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Lucy Hart, born Dec. 11th, 1814, bap. Aug. 6th, 1826, on reception to church, 
see No. {586. J 

2. Benjamin Gailord, born Oct. 26th, 1816, married April 17th, Prudence Hubbard; 
second, Frances E. Trowbridge. 

3. Oliver Cromwell, born Sept. 16th, 1819, married Oct. 6th, 1841, Mary H. Jones, 
of Vermont; she died 1867. 

4. Edwin Culver, born Dec. 4th, 1821, married July 27th, 1852, Louisa C. Jessup, 
of New York. 

5. Emily Elizabeth, born Dec. 11th, 1828, died Aug. 30th, 1838, aged ten. 

6. Hercelia Ann, born April 21st, 1833 ; she died Dec. 24th, 1854, aged 22. 

560. " Emma, wife of Samuel Judd," to church Oct. 5th, 1823, born 
June 14th, 1799, to Russel Case, of Simsbury, and his wife, Hannah (Gil- 
bert,) of Kensington, married April 23d, 1822, No. (969;) after the de- 
cease of her husband, she bought a place back of the " Stone store," where 
now, 1861, she lives, and cared for her mother, who died July 12th, 1865, 
aged 77 ; she has no children. 

561. " Calvin Winciiell," to church Oct. 5th, 1823, by letter from 
the church in Kensington, son of Hezekiah, of Kensington, and his wife, 
Rachel, baptized Sept. I5th, 1765, at Kensington, married No. (562 ;) he 
was a joiner by trade, and in Kensington, lived just west of the church ; 
he bought in New Britain, the Ozias Hart, (alias) William North place 
south of the village ; was a devoted Christian ; he and wife to Kensington 
church, 1811, by ItttU-v from (Stepney,) Rocky Hill; he died May 25th, 
1838, aged 73 ; grave stone in New Britain cemetery. 



OF NETV BRITAIN. 305 

662. « Chloe, wife of Calvin Winchell," to church Oct. 5th, 1823, by 
letter from Kensington church ; her maiden name, Goodrich ; she died 
Aug. 4th, 1843, in Hartford, aged 78. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Sabra, born , married Gilbert Chapman, 

2. Orrin, born , married Laura Cook ; married, second, Mix, of New 
Haven. 

3. Asa, born , never married, died at the South. 

4. Lucretia, born , married Jason Peek, of Berlin. 

5. Lucy, born 1796, married Oct. 20th, 1819, Seth Hooker, of William, and died, 
1823, aged 27. 

6. Aurelia, born , married Thompson ; married, second. Snow, 
of Hartford. 

7. Calvin, born , married May 5th, 1824, Louisa Pattison, and died Sept. 9th, 
1825, aged 23. 

8. Eliza, born 1805, married Nov. 26th, 1828, No. (741.) 

563. " Widow Rhoda Hakt," to church Dec. 7th, 1823, by letter from 
Farmington church, daughter of Charles Stedman, and his wife Jemima 
(Gaines,) of Wethersfield, widow of Stephen Hart, son of Daniel, and 
Abigail (Thompson,) his wife, born Dec. 8th, 1744; had an impediment 
in his speech, was a farmer and lived at the foot of " Clark Hill." He 
inherited his father's estate which was one of the three farms and families 
excepted in the incorporation of the society. The Farmington town record 
says they were married Oct. 8th, 1767. He died Nov. 20th, 1816, aged 
71. She died March 26th, 1832, aged 81. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ebenezer, born Feb. 8th, 1768, married Oct. 2d, 1791, No. (307.) 

2. Mary, born June 25th, 1770, see No. (288.) 

3. Chestina, born Oct. 22d, 1773, married Feb. 12th, 1795, Theodore Webster, son 
of Stephen, of West Hartford, born April 15th, 1769, died Aug. 2d, 1856, aged 83.. 
She died April 26th, 1828, aged 55. 

4. Stephen, born Oct. 21st, 1775, married June 25th, 1797, No. (638.) 

5. Nancy, born , married Nov. 27th, 1806, Simeon Kilby, of Simeon, of" 
Wethersfield. 

564. "Mary, wife of Selah Andrews," to church Dec. 7th, 1823, by 
letter from church at Westfield, Middlesex county, Ct., daughter of Joel 
Bacon, and his wife Lydia (Hubbard,) born July 31.st, 1788, married 
Sept. 5th, 1822. He was son of Hezekiah, and his wife, No. (721,) born 
Sept. 5fh, 1789 ; a farmer, lived on and inherited the home of his father 
on West Main street, some two miles west of the village. She united;, 
1843, with the Baptist church. He died May 11th, 1865, aged 76. 



THEIK CHILDREN. 



• pj?''' I twins, born Sept. 22d, 1823, died next day.. 



1. Levi, 

20 



306 riKST CHURCH 

3. Rlioda Porter, born March 20 h, 1825, bap. June 19th, 1825, died Nov. 2d, 1834, 
aged 9 years and 7 months, 

4. Sylvanus, born Sept. 18th, 1826, bap. June 24th, 1827, died Oct. 12th, 1834, 
aged 8 years. 

5. Maryeiti, born March 11th, 1831, bap. July 24th, 1831, married April 14th, 
1852, Butler Warren, son of David, and Sally (Boardraan) his wife. She died Dec. 
12th, 1858, in Hamden, leaving two sons ; 1, Leroy, 2, Wilbur, who died. 

565. "Amos Woodruff," to church Feb. 1st, 1824, by letter from the 
church in Lenox, Mass., son of Robert, and his wife. No. (17,) born 1745, 
married Oct. 27th, 1768, No. (566 ;) lived at the home of his father, where 
Horatio A. Pratt owns and resides. He died Jan. 31st, 1828, aged 83. 

566. " Wife. of Amos Woodruff," to church Feb. 1st, 1824, by letter 
from Lenox, Mass., maiden name, Sarah Clark, daughter of Joseph, and 
Sarah (Curtiss,) his wife; she was sister to No. (434.) She died April 
24th, 1824, aged 75. 

THEIU CHILDKEN. 

1. Gad, born May 17th, 17fi9, married, Nov. 4th, 1790, Sarah Loomis, of Ilar- 
winton. 

2. Alma, born Aug. 19th, 1771, an Albino, No. (863.) 

3. Truman, born Nov. 23d, 1773, an Albino, married Sept. 17th, 1804, Ann Hart; 
he died Feb. 15th, 1854. 

4. Elizabeth, born Jan. 3d, 1776, an Albino, died Nov. 20th, 1812. 

5. Sarah, bora April 7th, 1778, married John Robinson, of Lenox, Mass. 

6. Betsey, born .June 7th, 1783, married William Ford, of Lenox, Mass., died Feb. 
25th, 1818. 

7. Robert, born Dec. 28t.h, 1788, died Oct. 8th, 1818. 

567. "Erastds Lewis," to church Oct. 3d, 1824, by letter from church 
in Waterbury, born June, 1774, to No. (88,) married May 28th, 1801, No. 
(508.) He was a tinner by trade, learned at his brother's shop on East 
street, see No. (439.) He lived, after his marriage, in the home of his 
wife, the old Nathan Booth house, which stood northwest of the South 
church, some five rods. His tin shop was near the site of George Hart's 
new house now in building. He lefl the tin making for the manufacture 
of clock weights and bells, and moved to Waterbury to carry on the busi- 
ness, where he lived-twelve years ; his health failed, and he returned and 
died May 2d, 1826, of consumption. He was a pious, good man. 

568. "Wife of Erastus Lewis," to church Oct. 3d, 1824, by letter from 
church in Waterbury ; maiden name, Salome Booth, born March 15th, 
1785, to No. (193,) married May 28th, 1801, No. (567;) lives on Main 
street now, 1862, with her son Edward. She died Sept. 3d, 1866, aged 81. 

THEIR CniLUREN. 

1. Edward, born Jan. 26th, 1802, see No. (569.) 

2. Mary, born Aug. 2d, 1803, died Jan. 25th, 1821. 

3. Betsey, born March 13th, 1805, died Dec. 9th, 1826, No. (577.) 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 307 

4. Adeline, born Sept. 15th, 1807, died Aug. 13th, 1357, see No. (617.) 

5. Julia Ann, born April 7th, 1810, see No. C578.) 

6. Erastus Barton, born April 21st, 1812, see No. (625.) 

7. George, born Aug. 6th, 18U, see No. (919.) 

8. Eliza S., bom May 2d, 1817, died Jan. 8th, 1840. 
9.1 

10. > Three boys, born Jan. 24th, 1820, all died in infancy. 
"•) 

12. Thomas Hopkins, born Feb. 8th, 1823, bap. Sept. 9th, 1827, died Sept. 9th, 
1852, aged 29. 

569. "Edward Lewis," to church Oct. 3d, 1824, son of No. (567,) 
married April 22d, 1839, No. (739.) He was a brass and iron worker ; 
to church by letter from Waterbury ; lives, 1866, with hi»«,inother, on 
Main street ; had no children to live. His wife died Aug. 27th, 1864, 
when he married, second. May 1st, 1866, No. (1327.) 

570. "Mary E. South worth," to church Dec. 5, 1824, from the Fourth 
church in Saybrook, born Sept. 3d, 1803, to Samuel, and his wife Han- 
nah (Shipman.) She was dismissed and recommended by letter to the 
church in Gaines, N .Y. She died, Feb., 1846, aged 42, at Cooperstown, 
N. Y., at her brother Henry's. 

571. " Chloe, wife of John Steele," to church Dec. 5th, 1824, by let- 
ter from First church in Farmington, born Nov. 28th, 1803, to Nathaniel 
Carrington of Plainville, and his wife Sibil (Steele,) married Dec. 2d, 
1822. He is a brass worker, lives north of the cemetery, son of William, 
and Beccarena (Pennfield,) his wife, born Feb. 13th, 1801. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel John, born Nov. 6th, 1823, gone to parts unknown. 

2. Lydia, born Oct. 7th, 1825, died Feb. 8th, 1827, aged 18 months. 

3. Henrietta Lydia, born April 5th, 1830, married May 2d, 1847, William A. 
Thompkins, of Farmington. 

4. Cornelia Jannette, born June 21st, 1833, married Gad E. Langdon. 

572. "Mary Clark, wife of Chauncey," to church Feb. 6th, 1825, 
by letter from church in Meriden, born Oct. 11th, 1796, to Solomon Smith 
and his wife. No (206,) married Dec. S2d, 1824, No. (477,) and was his 
second wife. 

[Here ends the ministry of Rev. Newton Skinner, who died of fever, 
March 31st, 1825, greatly lamented.] 



308 FIHST CHDECH 

[Here, Oct. 12th, 1825, begins the ministry of Rev. Henry Jones — 
ordained and installed — the interim being six months and twelve days.] 

573. " Chloe, the widow of Treat Deming,"fo church Dec. 4th, 1825, 
born July 24th, 1793, to No. (168,) married Oct. 8th, 1820, Treat Dem- 
ing, of Wethersfield, son of Richard, and his wife Milicent (Belden,) born 
June 19th, 1792 ; he died August 9th, 1828, in New Rumley, Ohio, aged 
31. She returned to her old home and built a small house, but since sold, 
and now, 1867, lives with her daughter on Prospect Hill, Waterbury, to 
which place she removed her church relation by letter. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth, born May 2d, 1821, bap. Dec. 4th, 1825, see No. C939.) 

2. Catharine Deming, born Jan. 5th, 1823, bap. Dec. 4th, 1825, married Nov. 17th, 
1844, Gordon Spencer Andrews, son of Timothy, of East Haddam, and his wife 
Rhoda (Spencer,) born June 17th, 1809 ; is a stone cutter in Waterbury. 

574. " GuNiLDA Bass," to church Dec. 4th, 1825, by' letter from 
church in Farmington; born Oct. 3d, 1795 to Samuel, and his wife. No. 
(153,) married Jan. 3d, 1831, No. (459.) She spent several years of 
her life usefully and pleasantly in Timothy Cowles' family, in Farming- 
ton ; living, 1861, with her family friends ; to South church, 1842. 

575. "Daniel Richards," to church June 4th, 1826, baptized same 
time, son of Jonathan, of Vermont, and his wife Abigail B. (Knapp,) born 
July 21st, 1798, at Canaan, married, 1823, No. (591,) at Wolcottville, 
Conn. He had brothers, Lawrence, Charles and Joshua, sisters, Sally, 
Polly, Delia, Almira and Abigail, mostly born in Canaan, 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Frederick Benoni, born March, 1825, bap. June 4th, 1826, married Church, 
in Ohio ; lives in Eaton County, Mieh. 

2. Daughter, born , bap. Sept. 2d, 1827, died young. 

3. Daughter, bom , died young. 

576. "Sally Bkay," to church June 4th, 1826, daughter of No. (558,) 
born Oct. 1st, 1790, married Charles M. Stowe, of Berlin. She was 
dismissed and recommended to church in Worthington, by letter, Dec. 4th, 
1831 ; she died there Oct. 3d, 1832, aged 42 years and 2 days ; grave in 
Beckley quarter cemetery. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Emily, born Jan, 17th, 1829, married Levi Avery; married, second, William 
Van Derren. 

2. Elizabeth, born April Uth, 1830, lives, 1861, in West Hartford. 

3. Sarah, born Sept. 23d, 1832, married Sept. 23d, 1851, John Woodruff, fon of 
No. (381.) 

577. " Betsey Luceetia Lewis," to church June 4th, 1826, baptized 
same time, born March 13th, 1805, to No. (567 ;) committed suicide from 
insanity, Dec. 9th, 1826, aged 21, at her father's home in New Britain. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 309 

578. " Julia Ann Lewis," to church June 4th, 1826, born April 7th, 
1810, to No. (567,) married Feb. 11th, 1829, Philo, son of Simeon Row- 
ley, of Farmington, and his wife Elizabeth (Griswold,) of Ashbel, of 
New Britain. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to Farm- 
ington church, Oct. 5th, 1844, and lives, 1862, on the old home of Sime- 
on Rowley, .the blacksmith, east part of Farmington Farms. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Jarie Eliza, born May 21st, 1833, married Horace Woodford, of Avon. 

2. Ellen Maria, born June 1st, 1840. 

579. " Nancy, the wife of Alvin Belden," to church Aug. 6th, 1826, 
daughter of William Steele, and his wife. No. (246,) twin with James, 
married Nov. 4th, 1819, No. (955,) and died April 22d, 1830, aged 31, 
leaving three children. 

580. " Maria, wife of Alvah Brockway," to church Aug. 6th, 1826, born 
Dec. 9th, 1801, to Elijah Hull, from Farmington, and his wife No. (821,) 
married Sept. 2d, 1818. He was a blacksmith, and lived at the south 
end of the village, at the place now called the " Burrill place." He was 
son of Leman, and his wife, widow Ester Gillette, maiden name. Bishop. 
He was born. May 29th, 1795, learned his trade of Adna Hart, of Farm- 
ington ; lives now, 1861, in Hartford. She was dismissed and recom- 
mended to Fourth church, Hartford, 1838; she died April, 1863, aged 62. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Julia Maria, born Oct. 16th, 1819, at Farmington, married Sidney Ensign, the 
great shoe dealer. 

2. Almira S., born April 3d, 1822, in New Britain, married Nathan S. Grey, of 
Stonington. 

3. Norman F., born June 29th, 1833, drowned in Connecticut river, 1845. 

4. Mary Lucinda, born July 10th, 1837, married Alonzo P. Hills, of Richmond, 
Mass. 

581. " CuETiss Andrews," to church Aug. 6th, 1826, born May 16th, 
1803, to Truman, and his wife. No. (265,) married Almira Barnes. For 
neglect of public worship, and intemperance, he was cut off from the 
church, Jan. 26th, 1832. He died in Farmington alms house, Jan. 4th, 
1836, aged 33. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Chauncey Curtiss, born 

r 582. " Henry Eddy," to church Aug. 6th, 1826, baptized same time; 
born Oct. 1st, 1805, to Thomas, and his first wife, Abi (Lewis,) graduated 
at Yale, 1832, studied theology at Andover and New Haven, settled in 
the ministry at Granville, Mass.; dismissed and studied medicine; mar- 
mied January, 1835, Cornelia Wood, of Clinton, Ct., daughter of Rev. 
Luke Wood; she died, 1841, when he married, second, Sarah H. Torrey, 



310 FIKST CHURCH 

of North Bridgewater, Mass., where now, 1861, he resides, engaged in 
inventions and patent improvements. He was dismissed and recom- 
mended to Tale College church. May 31st, 1829. He was aided in ac- 
quiring his education, and was in the ministry about fifteen years. 

HI8 CHILDREN BY FJKST WIFE. 

1. Cornelia, born July 13th, 1839. 

CUILDKEN BY SECOND WIFE. 

2. Henry T., born June 9th, 1844. 

3. Willard, born Aug. 29th, 1845. 

4. Sarah H., born July 8ih, 1848. 

583. " Electa Lee," to church Aug. 6th, 1826 ; born March 24th, 
3806, to No. (356,) married Aug. 20th, 1826, Wells Hubbard, of Mid- 
dletown, a harness maker, who became deranged. She died Sept. 1st, 
1829, aged 23. She was a fine scholar and an accomplished lady, but 
was very unfortunate in her marriage. He died at the alms house in 
Middletown. 

THEIE CHILD. 

Electa Lee, bom 1828, at Plainville, married, 1850, Capt. Bee, of Quincy, Florida; 
she died, 1855, at Savannah, Georgia, leaving two children. 

584. " Elihu Buekitt, jun.," to church Aug. 6th, 1826; born Dec. 
8th, 1810, to Elihu, sen., and his wife, No. (290,) is the celebrated learned 
blacksmith, learned his trade of No. (370 ;) was the editor of several 
public journals, author of various works, laborer, and lecturer on peace, 
ocean penny postage, temperance, and other reforms. He became popu- 
lar in Europe and America as a general philanthropist, as well as for liter- 
ary attainments. Was dismissed and recommended by letter to the church 
of the Puritans, in New York, Nov. 2d, 1857. He has spent much time 
in England and on the continent, in Canada, and other parts, but is now, 
1862, located in his native town. He rose from obscurity to eminence, 
against eveiy opposing obstacle and untoward circumstance, simply by 
[jsrsonal effort, and close, persevering application, to say nothing of native 
talent. He is now, 1867, United States consul at Birmingham, England. 

585. " Mary Whittlesey," to church Aug. 6th, 1826; born Sept. 2d, 
1809, to No. (321,) married Sept. 4th, 1827, No. (679;) dismissed and 
recommended by letter. May 13th, 18.'59, to church in Durant, Iowa. 

586. " Lucy H. Weight," to church Aug. 6th, 1826, baptized same 
time; born Dec. 11th, 1814, to Col. Joseph, and his wife. No. (559.) She 
lay prostrated by nervous debility for years, shut away from all society 
but her mother. She died happy in the Lord, April 24th, 1858, aged 
43, a rare instance of Christian patience and submission under trying 
circumstances. 



OP NEW BRITAlJf. 311 

587. " Stephen Hazzard," to church Oct. 1st, 1826, by letter from 
West Hartford ; married Abigail Knowles ; she died July 10th, 1826, 
aged 34, at New Britain. They were both received to church in West 
Hartford, Feb. 2d, 1817, and baptized same time, but moved into this 
place and lived in the Lincoln house in Southwest district, but did not 
remove their church standing. He however did so, after her decease, 
when he married, second, Sept 3d, 1826, Electa Landers, of Wethersfield. 
He died in West Hartford, Sept. 16th, 1829, aged 42. 

TQEIK CHTLDREX. 

1. John, born March 15th, 1812, married January 13th, 1833, Mary M. Steele, of 
William. 

2. James', born Oct. 3(1, 1814, married Emily Loomis, of Suffield. 

3. Eowland, born August 1 9th, 1816, married Sarah ; went to California; 
died here. 

4. Sarah, born , died in Rhode Island. 

5. William, born 

6. Julius, born , married Isabel Ives, of Suffield. 

7. Abigail Francis, born June 7th, 1826, given to James Francis, jun., married 
Henry Long, see No. (930.) 

SECOND wife's child. 4 

8. Child, born , died March 3d, 1828, aged one year. 

688. "P:liza S. W., wife of Henry Jones," to church Oct. 1st, 1823, 
by letter from the First church in New Haven ; she was daughter of 
Noah Webster, LL. D., of New Haven,, and wife of Rev. Henry Jones, 
the third pastor of this church, and the quotation is from his own record. 
She was intelligent and accomplished, and was dismissed by letter, Feb. 
6th, 1831. She was born Dec. 21st, 1803, married Sept. 6th, 1825. He 
was son of Maj. Daniel Jones, of Hartford, and his wife Ehoda (Mather,) 
born Oct. loth, 1801, graduated 1820, at Yale, and in theology at Ando- 
ver in 1824; settled in New Britain, 1825 ; taught high school in Green- 
field, M^ss., and Bridgeport, Ct. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Francis Juliana, born July 15th, 1826* bap. Nov. 2d, 1826, married Jan. 22d, 
1857, Rev. Thomas K. Beecher. 

2. Emily Ellsworth, born Nov. 8th, 1827, married October 30th, 1850, DanielJ. 
Day, Esq. 

3. Eliza Webster, born Feb. 16th, 1833, at Greenfield, Mass., died there October 
17th, 1833. 

4. Henry Webster, born March 10th, 1835, at Greenfield, Mass., graduated at Yale 
in 1855, A. B., and in 1S58, M. D. ; married June 9th, 1859, Annie Maria Ward, at 
New Haven. They had a daughter, Eliza Webster, born Feb. 3d, 1861, at Chicago, 
Illinois. 

.589. "Chloe, the widow of Gad Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, 
born Aug. 29th, 1777, to No. (122,) married Nov. 3d, 1799, Gad Stanley, 



312 FIRST CHURCH 

son of No. (1 15,) born Aug. 13th, 1775 ; lived in the north part of Stanley 
quarter ; house next door north of his father's, and opposite his cousin, 
Oliver ; he died June 1st, 1820, aged 44, at sea, coming from Martinique ; 
he was gifted by nature ; she by nature and grace ; she died May 1st, 1851, 
aged 73 ; had sold her place in Stanley quarter, and built on Washington 
.strL'et, where her sons, Frederic and William, now, 1867, reside. 

THEIR CHILDKES. 

1. Levi Andrews, born Dec. 5th, 1800, died March 27th, 1804, aged four. 

2. Frederick Trenck,born Aug. 12th, 1 802, married July 4th, 1838, No. ("948.) 

3. William Bnrnham, bom July 18th, 1804, see No. (687.) 

4. Hubert Montgomery, born July 21st, 1806, died July 16th, 1822, aged 16. 

5. Alfred Hamilton, born Oct. 13th, 1808, died Nor. 13th, 1 837, at Galveston, Texas. 

6. Catharine Andrews, born May 26th, 1811, see No. (618.) 

7. Mary Chloe,born , bap. June 3d, 1827, died Aug. 20th, 1828, aged 14. 

590. " Harriet, wife of Harvey Wright," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, 
daughter of Isaac Peck, of Kensington, and his wife, Theodocia (Gridley,) 
daughter of Dr. Amos, married Jan. 4th, 1816; he son of Charles, of 
Eocky Hill, and his wife, No (409,) born Aug. 23d, 1794; learned of 
William Kelsey, jun., the trade of wheelwright; lived several years in the 
Ames house, in Hart quarter; moved to Utica, New York, and died there, 
1845; she died Dec. 20th, 1851, at Utica; she had been 'dismissed by 
letter to the church in Utica, Oct. 3d, 1830 ; she baptized Sept. 1st, 1793, 
in Kensington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Weltha Peck, born , bap. April 6th, 1828. 

2. Sheldon, born , bap. April 6th, 1828, died on the way to California. 

3. Harriet, born ,bap. April 6th, 1828. 

4. Calista, born , bap. April 6th, 1828. 

5. Persia Rosetta, born , bap. April 6tb, 1828. 

591. "Experience, wife of Daniel Richards," to church Feb. 4th, 
1827, daughter of Benoni and Ehoda Leach, born Dec, 1797, at Tor- 
ringlon. Conn., married April, 1823, No. (575,) at Wolcottville, Conn.;) 
she was divorced after leaving New Britain; her husband, Mr. Richards, 
while here, built the corner house, west of the South Green; the house 
next north, built the same year, by Adna G. Andrew,*, and the Bingham 
house, built the same year, by George Hart. 

592. " Charlotte, wife of John Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, 
daughter of No. (449,) born April 5th, 1804, married Jan. 1st, 1824, No. 
(675 ;) he died, when she married second, July 29th, 1844, Eev. Samuel 
Eockwell, then pastor of the South Congregational Church; she became a 
constituent member of the South church, 1842 ; Mr. Eockwell born April 
18th, 1803, to Alpha, of Winchester, Conn., and his wife, Ehoda (Ensign,) 
of Salisbury ; he is, on the maternal side, the eighth generation from Gov. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 313 

Bradford; he graduated at Yale, 1825; settled at Plainfield, 1833; at 
New Britain South, Jan. 4th, 1843; he married June 6th, 1833, Julia 
Plummer, of Glastenbury ; she died, when he married second, May oth, 
1840, Elizabeth Eaton, of Plainfield ; she died, when he married third, as 
above. 

CHILD BY HIS FIRST WIFE, JULIA. 

1. George Plummer, born May 9th, 1834, at Plainfield, married June 18th, 1857, 
Eliza S. Ames ; was a member of company F. 14th regiment Connecticut Volunteers, 
1 862 ; was sick and honorably discharged. 

CHILD BT SKCOND WIFE. 

2. Elizabeth Eaton, bora April 9th, 1863, at Plainfield, died March 12th, 1866. 

593. "Eliza. S. North," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Nov. 27th, 
1807, to No. (449,) married June 10th, 1829, No. (704 ;) she died April 
18th, 1837, aged 29. 

594. "John Root," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, son of John, of Wor- 
thington, and his wife, Mary (Gilbert,) born Sept. 28th, 1800, married 
March 31st, 1833, Mary E. Brown, born July 4th, 1814, at Eeedsborough, 
Vermont, to David and his wife, Mary (Woodward,) married at Bristol ; 
he was dismissed by letter, 1840, and is, 1862, living in Hanover, Che- 
tauque county,- New York ; is a farmer. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Helen, born July 17th, 183.^, at Berlin. 

2. John Henry, born Feb. 3d, 1838, at Berlin. 

3. Harriet Amanda, born Juno 17th, 1843, nt Hanover, N. Y. 

4. Laura Emcline, born Aug. 1 2th, 1845, at Hanover, N. Y. 

5. George Woodward, born Sept. 5, 1848, at Hanover, N. Y. 

6. Adelaide, born 

595. "William G. Lewis," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized same 
time, born March 8th, 1806, to No. (439,) married Nov. 25th, 1830, No. 
(719 ;) he was in early manhood a school-teacher; also travelled at the 
south ; lived in Cleaveland, Ohio ; now, A. D. 1863, in merchandise at 
Philadelphia, Pa.; he died Nov. 10th, 1866, in his 61st year. 

THEIR CHILDREN. ^ 

1. Henry Martin, born Oct. 24th, 1831, bap. June 3d, 1832, married Amelia Smith. 

2. Mary Justina, born Nov. 4th, 1833, bap. July 11th, 1834, married William P. 
Atkinson. 

3. William Goodwin, jun,, bom March 8th, 1840, at Philadelphia ; in his father's 
store, 1861. 

596. "Julia Ann Eddt," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, daughter of 
Thomas and his first wife, Abi (Lewis ;) she was baptized on admission 
to the church ; endowed with peculiar physical and mental energy ; was 
a school-teacher; went south; married there, Abraham Walker, of N. C; 



314 FIRST CHURCH 

she died August, 1844, at Lowndesville, S. C, aged 37, being bom June, 
1807. 

597. "Mary Dewy," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born July 2d, 1804, to 
No. (179,) married June 20th, 1827, No. (920;) to South church, 1842. 

598. "Isaac Burritt," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born May 31st, 
1808, to Elihu and his wife. No. (290,) married Oct. 16th, 1832, Nancy, 
daughter of Selah Barnes, of Southington, and his wife, Nancy (Cowles,) 
born April, 1808, baptized Oct. 21st, 1821, by Rev. Mr. Hawks, of Peru, 
Berkshire county, Mass. ; they have no children ; he was dismissed to 
Southington church by letter, April 20th, 1834; lives at the south part of 
that town; makes himself useful to church and society; has been a school- 
teacher, and fs earnest in every good work ; has a gift of prayer, exhorta- 
tion, and off-hand speaking in public; is brother of No. (584.) 

599. " Eunice W. Burritt," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born May 2d, 
1813, to Ehhu and his wife, No. (290,) married April 24th, 1833, Jabez 
Cornwell, a joiner, from Middletown ; he built the house now owned by 
Walter Stanley, and that owned and occupied by S. L. Strickland ; he 
went to Texas, in 1837, and died there, Nov. 9th, of that year, when she 
married second, March 17th, 1853, A. J. Sawyer, of Chicago, who is a 
Professor in Chicago University ; she went west as a teacher, under the 
patronage of Governor Slade ; she was among the few saved from the 
wreck of the Atlantic, when that vessel was run into and sunk on the lake; 
saved, in the good providence of God, by her coolness and intrepidity, 
with the loss of all but her night-clothes. 

CHILDREN. 

1. Alonzo Burritt, born Feb. 11th, 1854. 

2. James Hosmer, born Aug. 5th, 1857. 

3. Grace, Alice, bom June 4th, 1860. 

All by second husband and born in Chicago. 

600. "Maria S. Kelsey," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized same 
time, daughter of William, of Kensington, and his wife, Lucy (Stanley,) 
daughter of Lot, of this place,) born Dec. 14th, 1807 ; inherited property 
which came to her mother, by her uncle, Lot, who was a bachelor, and 
wealthy ; she lives in a pleasant residence on Orchard street ; never mar- 
ried ; sister to No. (766,) with whom she resides, A. D. 1862 ; they have 
a sister, Harriet, who married May 28th, 1837, Ira Foster, of Meriden, 
and he died there, Ndv. 19th, 1862, aged 50 ; their father, William Kel- 
sey, jun., built, occupied, and once owned the house in Kensington, where 
the late Norman Warner lived so many years, and where he died. 

601. " Susan S. Brooks," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized same 
time, born Nov. 19ih, 1806, to Joshua, at Randolph, Vermont, and his 
wife. Prudence (Thomas ;) she lived in the family of John Clark, and was 
hopefully converted while there ; she was dismissed and recommended by 



OF NEW BEITAIN. , 315 

letter to the North church in Stockbridge, Mass., Sept. 17th, 1837 ; never 
married ; died June 14th, 1841, at Richmond, Mass. 

602. " Caroline U. Haet," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Sept. 16th, 
1809, to No. (183,) married July 3d, 1828, No. (912 ;) to South church, 
1842. 

603. "Julia Ann Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Dec. 
24tb, 1803, to No. (550;) never married; lives with her mother, on Park 
street ; a pattern of Christian meekness and cheerfulness. 

604. "Augustus Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born April 
11th, 1814, to No. (550;) bred a farmer, but in middle life, been a manu- 
facturer ; residence, corner of Park and Orchard streets ; married Oct. 
5th, 1842, No. (984.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Melvina, bom Nov. 12th, 1843, bap. Feb. 18th, 1844, see No. (1246.) 

2. Martha Elvira, born July 7th, 1846, bap. Nov. 8th, 1846. 

3. Louisa Maria, born May 3d, 1849, bap. Sept. 9th, 1849, died May 21st, 1850, 
aged one. 

4. Sarah Angusta, bornTeb. 21st, 1851, bap. Nov 16th, 1851, No. (1409.) 

5. Willington North, bom July 10th, 1852, died Sept. 12th, 1852, aged two months. 

6. Charles Brown, born April llth, 1854, bap. June 10th, 1855. 

7. Clarence Augustus, bom July, 1860, died Aug. 9th, 1860, aged five weeks. 

605. "Abi Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born March 12th, 
1807, to No. (443,) baptized April 23d, 1809, Abi Langdon, after the 
name of her mother ; married Nov. 15th, 1827, No. (512;) was in the 
Sabbatir school, 1816, and could repeat with astonishing accuracy, pas- 
sages of scripture, to the number of 1,000 or more per week ; this was in 
competition with others of her age, and with a premium offered by the 
society that established the school ; she was dismissed by letter to the 
church in Yonkers, New York, April 20th, 1848. 

606. " Julia Ann Stanley, 2d," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Feb. 
12th, 1810, to No. (438,) married Dec 21st, 1830, No. (746,) dismissed 
by letter to the Free Church in Hartford, 1838. 

607. " Eliza Shipman," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born F'eb. 18th, 
1807, to No. (461 ;) was one of the competitors-for prize in the Sabbath 
school of 1816; was a school-teacher; married April 24th, 1827, Dr. 
Henry A. Hart, son of No. (211,) who possessed brilliant talents, and set- 
tled in North Haven, as a physician, but fell a victim to fever, March 
24th, 1828, aged 25. 

THEIR CHILD. 

1. Henry Abijah, born Nov. 13th, 1828, in New Britain, posthumous, baptized 
March 1st, 1829; became a physician, and then farmer, in New Hartford. 

She married second, Feb. 22(3, 1837, Dr. David Martin, of Springfield, 
N. J. ; he was born Jan., 1793 ; was an eminent physician and counselor; 
he died March 24th, 1838. 



316 » FIRST CHURCH 

THEY HAD ON'B DAUGHTER, VIZ. 

Ann Eliza, born May 23d, 1838, at Springfield, N. J. ; she died June 15th, 1844, at 
New Hartford, Conn., where she has a monument at her grave. 

After the (Jecease of Dr. Martin, his widow married third, March 13th, 
1839, Major Sanford Brown, of New Hartford, and was his second wife ; 
he born Dec. 14th, 1792, in Sandisfield, Mass. ; he was a farmer, and ex- 
tensive manufacturer in the " Green Woods" and other companies ; he 
died Sept. 16th, 1857, aged 65 ; she died July 8th, 1866, of cancer, aged 
594 her church relation was transferred. 

THEIK OHILDKEN. 

1. Hubert Sanford, born March 28th, 1840, graduated at Yale College, 1861; is, 
1 862, studying law at Cambridge, Mass. ; was on the staff of Gen. Hazen, in the Union 
army of 1864, and belongs now, 1866, to the regular army of the United States. 

2. Ellen Elvira, born June 10th, 1843, married Nov. 12th, 1866, George D. Colt, 
of Hartford. 

608. " Abigail G. Shipmas," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Oct. 
13lh, 1809, to No. (461 ;) was a school-teacher; married Dec. 22d, 1830, 
Rev. Spoiford D. Jewett, then of Griswold, Conn., grandson of Deacon 
Jeremiah, of Rowley, Mass., born Sept. 21st, 1801, to Dr. Jeremiah, of 
Barnstead, New Hampshire, and his wife, Temperance Dodge, all descend- 
ants of Edward, of Lancaster, England, Joseph, senior, being the emigrant, 
1638, to Rowley, Mass. ; he graduated at Dartmouth College, 1826 ; has 
been pastor of the church in Griswold, Windsor, Westchester and Middle- 
field, Conn. ; she was dismissed and recommended by letter, June 5th, 
1830, to the church of Griswold, Conn. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Jane, born Oct. 13th, 1831, died April 10th, 1832. 

2. Henry, born June 20th, 1833, died March 10th, 1836. 

3. Levi, born Jan. 9th, 1835, married Sept. 10th, 1857, Mary I. Taylor, of Middle 
Haddam, where he now, 1861, resides ; he was educated a physician ; graduated in New 
York; but 1862, accepted the appointment of assistant-surgeon in the 14th regiment of 
Connecticut Volunteers. 

4. Henry Shipman, born Dec. 4th, 1836; graduated at Amherst; has been a 
teacher in Williston Seminary ; now, 1861, in Durham Academy; 1862, in the Academy 
at Meriden, Conn. ; he married July 11th, 1866, Hattie M. Rice, of Poughkeepsie. 

5. Mary Bee, born Feb. 28th, 1839, died March 8th, 1857. 

6. William, bora Jan. 16th, 1841 ; a merchant-clerk in New York, now, 1862. 

7. Martha, born April 12th, 1843, married Sept. 30th, 1862, Henry L. Coe,of Mid- 
dlefield. 

8. Charles Taylor, born Jan. 31st, 1847 ; was a midshipman in the Navy, at New- 
port, Rhode Island, but 1867, a medical student in New York. 

9. Ann Elizabeth, bojn Aug. 6th, 1849. 

609. " Caroline Lek," to church Feb. 4tb, 1827, born Nov. 8lh, 1810^ 
to No. (356,) married Oct. 18th, 1840, Rev. Joshua Phelps, son of Joshua 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 317 

and his wife, Peck, born Nov. 16th, 1812, in Otsego county. New 

York, ; graduated at Union College, Schenectady ; went to Florida, in 
1840, as a missionary for the American Board, but took charge of the 
church in Monticello, which was self sustaining ; he has been honored by 
different appointments, in different localities, by the Old School Presbyte- 
rian Church, and now, 1861, is pastor of a Presbyterian church in Sacra- 
mento city, California. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Carrie M., born Sept. llth, 1842, at Monticello, Florida. 

2. Willie 'W., born June 15th, 1846, at Quincy, Florida. 

3. Angeline Lee, born May 22d, 1852, in Bond county, Illinois, died Aug. llth, 
1833, at Dubuque, Iowa. 

610. " Nancy S. Whittlesey," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Feb. 
19th, 1807, to No. (321,) married Feb. 19th, 1827, No. (680;) she was 
dismissed by letter to Springfield, Mass., April Ist, 1832; was connected 
with the church in Ottawa, Illinois, but returned and died April 27th, 
1853, aged 46, of consumption; was intellectual, intelligent and devotional. 

611. " John S. Whittlesey," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Oct. 2d, 
1812, to No. (321,) married March 19th, 1834, No. (883;) graduated at 
Yale Theological Seminary, 1844; he was licensed to preach by the Hart- 
ford County South Association, June 6th, 1843, at Eastbury; ordained 
over the church in Trumbull, Conn., 1844; in Bethel, 1849; came to 
this place in 1852, with his family; moved to Durant, Iowa, in 1857; since 
a missionary in that State ; but in 1861 he became a chaplain of the llth 
regiment of Iowa Volunteers ; was at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, 
Tenn ; went to St. Louis with the wounded, but died May llth, 1862, at 
Durant, aged 49, of fever. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. JohnEvarts, born Dec. 21st, 1835, see No. (1083.) 

2. David Haskell, bom July 21st, 1837, died Dec. 29th, 1837, aged five months; 
burned in a cradle. 

3. David Haskell, born June 28th, 1840, baptized in 1840, died April 19th, 1862 ; 
was a volunteer in company A. 13th regiment, at Lawrence. 

4. Charles Porter, born Jan. 17th, 1844, died Aug. 1st, 1845, aged eighteen months. 

5. Eliza Smalley, born Jan. 17th, 1845, died Dec. llth, 1859, at Durant, Iowa, 
aged 15. 

6. Charles Porter, born April 1st, 1849, died May 5th, 1848, aged thirteen months, 
at Trumbull, Conn. 

7. Mary Galland, bom Aug. 20th, 1850, died Nov. 26th, 1859, aged nine. 

8. Charles Camp, bom Dec. 6th, 1851, died Dec. llth, 1859, aged eight. 

9. Rebecca Smalley, bom Sept. 23d, 1854. 

612. "DtANA Sisco," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, a colored girl, baptized 
same date; lived with the family of No. (321) several years; she from 

' New Haven ; has been chamber-maid on the New York boat ; has been 



318 FIRST CH0ECH 

nurse at the Water Cure establishment at Northampton ; dismissed by 
letter, Oct. 4th, 1829, to the African church, in New Haven; she married 
Ptters. 

613. "John C. Andrews," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, son of Col. Sid- 
ney, of New York city, and Montague, Mass., bora Dec. 19th, 1809 ; his 
mother, Mary (Clark,) daughter of Abel, of this place ; he married Jan. 
22d, 1832, Tirza Ann Field, of Deerfield, Mass. ; he is a trunk and har- 
ness-maker by trade; lives, 1861, in Hartford, Conn.; his wife, Tirza, 
died March 19th, 1856, when he married second, Feb., 1863, Susan Boy- 
den, of Hartford. ■ 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Alfred Hobart, born Nov. 1st 18.32, died at Montague, April 20th, 1859, greatly- 
lamented ; he was buried in Hartford. 

2. Arthur Wellington, born Sept. 9th, 1835 ; an officer in the Rebel army. 

3. Ana Field, born Nov. 9th, 1837, married Oct. 6th, 1855, Walter Weir, of West 
Point, N. Y. ; live in St. Louis. 

4. Mary Jane, born April 20th, 1841, died Sept. 1st, 1842, aged sixteen months. 

5. Sidney Wadsworth, born July 25th, 1843, died Aug. 4th, 1855, aged twelve. 

6. Delia Jane, born Sept. 2d, 1846; lives at St. Louis. 

7. John Augustine, born Nov. 30th, 1850. 

614. "Marcia Gladden," to church Feb. 4lh, 1827, born Nov. 12th, 

1806, to No. (522,) married June 17th, 1829, Enos H. Hun, son of David, 
of Newington, and grand-son of Enos; his mother, Abigail Higby; he 
born July 9th, 1807; he is a brass-worker ; she died Dec. 19th, 1857, 
aged 51. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Abigail Rowena, bom Oct. 14th, 1830, manied Benjamin Baker, of New Hartford. 

2. George Albert, born July let, 1833, bap. 1833, married Margaret Parks, of Mid- 
dlefield ; in company F. 14th regiment, Connecticut Volunteers ; was in the battle of 
Antietam ; now, 1863, at the Hospital, in Philadelphia. 

3. Sarah Jane, born Dec. 6th, 1835, died Sept. 23d, 1860, aged 25, at Naugatuck. 

4. Valentine, born Feb. 9th, 1846. 

615. "Abigail S. Cornwell," to chureh Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized 
same time, daughter of Stephen W. Cornwell and his wife, Abigail (Stan- 
ley,) born Jan. 14th, 1810, married Oct. 2d, 1828, No. (519 ;) now, 1861, 
lives in Ohio ; she and her husband were dismissed Feb. 23d, 1882, and 
by letter recommended to the church in Portsmouth, N. H. ; she now, 
1863, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

616. "Emeline BartholO-mevv," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, daughter 
of Jonathan, of Plainville, and his wife, Polly (Hotchkiss,) born Oct. 18th, 

1807, married first Tuesday of October, 1827, No. (677 ;) both dismissed 
and received to Coventryville, Chenango county, N. Y., Dec. 15th, 1831 ; 
now, 1862, live in Plainville. 

617. "Adeline Lewis," to church Feb. 4tb, 1827, born Sept. 15th,, 
1807, to No. (567 ;) never married ; died Aug. 13th, 1857, aged 50. 



OF New BRITAIN. 319 

618. "Catharine A. Stanley," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized 
same time, married Sept. oth, 1838, No, (704;) was his second wife; 
daughter of Gad and his wife, No. (589,) born May 26th, 1811 ; to South 
ehurch, 1842. 

619. " LuciNA Dunham," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, daughter of Sam- 
uel, of Soutliington, and his wife, No. (634,) born March 10th, 1811, 
married Jan. 26th, 1828, No. (918 ;) took a letter to the church in South- 
ington, and received there, Aug. 10th, 1834, but in 1838, returned by let- 
ter from that church to this ; she died March 21st, 1853, aged 42. 

620. "Matilda Wright," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, baptized same 
time, born June 18th, 1812, to Joseph, jun. and his wife, Esther <Kelsey,) 
married Nov. 4th, 1832, Elam Slater, son of Capt. Benjamin and his wife, 
Lucy (Andrews,) born Nov. 26th, 1810; is a farmer; lives on Horse 
Plain, and is an extensive land-holder; she died April 1st, 1848, aged 36, 
when he married second, Jan. 31st, 1849, Martha A., daughter of Chaun- 
cey Lewis, of Southington ; (she had been wife of Horace Booth, son of 
Nathan, of Granville, but had been divorced ;) born Nov. 28th, 1810, at 
Southington. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Emily Matilda, bora Aug. 13th, 1834, bap. Oct. 4th, 1835, m. Edward De Wolf, 
April 14th, 1851. 

2. Jane Smith, born Dec. 28th, 1836, bap. Sept. 28th, 1837, married Elbridge Capen. 

3. Joseph Benjamin, born May 25th, 1840, married March 27th, 1861, Hattie An- 
drews ; he died Dec. 10th, 1865, aged 25. 

SECOND wife's children. 

4. Elam, born Nov. 19th, 1849. 

5. Ella, born July 25th, 1854. 

621. "Ursula Woodruff," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, daughter of 
Joseph and his third wife, who was Widow Wright, when married to Mr. 
Woodruff; her maiden name. Prudence Spellman, of Granville, Mass. 

622. " Artbmas E. Hart," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Feb. 11th, 
1812, to No. (430;) a jeweller by trade; learned of William B. North 
he built on Washington street, the house now owned by Rev. L. Perrin 
sold his interest in his father's estate, and now, 1862, living in Hartford 
he was a boy of fifteen years only, when he joined the church ; soon found 
he had no relish for religious duties, and so neglected the ordinances, and 
the church practically withdrew its watch from him; he married Aug. 24th, 
1836, Elizabeth Ann Clark, of Litchfield, daughter of Abel and his wife, 
Catharine (Eckert,) born Dec. 7th, 1816, at Litchfield, South Farms, now 
Moi-ris ; he was some years clerk and treasurer of our Ecclesiastical 
Society. 

THEIR children. 

1. Virginia Veeder, born Aug. Ist, 1838, married Nov. 4th, 1857, Henry Pember, 
son of Elisha; he died Dec. 1st, 1866, aged 33. 



320 FIK9T CHTJECH 

2. Charles Richmond, born June 17th, 1840, married Ellen M. Woodruff. 

3. Artemas Elijah, born June 20th, 1842, married Oct. 13th, 1865, Kate Litchfield. 

4. Lucina, born Sept. 27th, 1844,-died, aged one year. 

5. Elizabeth Ann, born Nov. 10th, 1846, married Oct. 9th, 1866, Charles Mackin. 

6. Henry Lockwood, born Nov. 19th, 1848, died Aug. 27th, 1849, aged nine months. 

7. Joseph Clark, born June 4th, 1850. 

623. " Julia Ann Upson," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, daughter of No. 
(450,) born March 22d, 1814, married Nov. 26th, 1835, Homer Curtiss, 
of Meriden ; she was dismissed and recommended by letter to Meriden 
church, in 1887. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth C, born Sept. 13th, 1836, at Meriden. 

2. Augusta L., born June 28th, 1841, at Meriden. 

3. Helen M., born Feb. 22d, 1 843, at Meriden. 

4. Homer A., born June 14th, 1845, at Meriden. 

624. •' Henry North, 2d," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born Oct. 19th, 

1813, to No. (443 ;) has been some years in Monte Video, South America, 
where he accumulated an estate ; he returned and bought the building 
opposite the fountain, on the corner west, called the" Miss Lee Seminary;" 
also bought the Ozias Hart, alias Rev. Mr. Gihon property, at the south 
end of the village ; carries on farming and manufacturing at the same 
time ; is a single man ; he was young when he united with the church ; 
found he had no rehsh for it ; he neglected the church and ordinances, and 
they, by vote, withdrew their watch from him in 1856. 

625. "Barton Lewis," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, born April 21st, 
1812, to No. (567,) married Oct. 23d, 1841, Cynthia Maria Church, of 
Haddam, daughter of James and his wife, Huldah (Barnes,) born Sept. 
20th, 1815; he a brass manufacturer; residence on Washington street; 
he from free choice united with the Baptist church, when, Dec. 1st, 1831, 
this church withdrew its watch from him. 

THEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Ella, born July 14th, 1843. 

2. Anna Maria, born July 4th, 1845. 

3. George William, bom March 13th, 1855! 

626. " George Devtt," to church Feb. 4th, 1827, bora Sept. 23d, 

1814, to No. (480,) married June 26th, 1842, Jane Bingham, born Sept. 
21st, 1817, at Wethersfield, to Ebenezer, of Windham, and his wife, Hul- • 
dah (Blinn,) of Wethersfield ; he was a brass-worker by trade ; went 
whaling voyages ; went to Texas ; he neglected the ordinances of the 
church, and they withdrew their watch ; he died Feb. 13th, 1846, aged 
31 ; he had noble and generous impulses. 

627. " Elvira, wife of Benjamin Smith," to church April 1st, 1827, 
born June 18ih, 1807, married Dec. 9th, 1824, No. (515,; daughter of 
Silas Pennfield, and his wife. No. (341.; 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 321 

62S. "Henet W. Clark," to church April 1st, 1827, born Feb. 23d, 
1807, to Oman, of Farmington Farms, and his wife. No. (403,) married 
Oct. 21st, 1832, No. (6o9 ;) both dismissed and recommended by letter, 
June, 1834, to church in Cleaveland, Ohio, where they, 1864, reside; he 
has been successful and useful ; they have no children. 

629. " Laura F. Booth," to church April 1st, 1827, born in Gran- 
ville, Mass., Nov. 28th, 1811, to Nathan, 3d, and his wife, Ruth (Bates ;) 
not married; living, 1861, in Springfield, Mass.; dismissed by letter. 

630. " Chloe Almira Coats," to church June 3d, 1827, born Feb. 
1809, at Middlefield, Mass., to John and his wife, Chloe (Bacon ;) she was 
baptized on her admission to church ; she never married, but died, April, 
1835, at Westfield, Conn., at her grand-father's, Joel Bacon. 

631. " Jdlia Cla.rk," to church June 3d, 1827, baptized same time, 
born Jan. 29th, 1804, to Abner and his wife. No. (639;) had an active 
mind, but became insane, and died July 20th, 1854, aged 50, at the alms- 
house. 

632. " Betsey, wife of John Judd," to church Oct. 7th, 1827, born 
Feb. 26th, 1803, to No. (247,) married April 10th, 1822, No (674 ;) to 
South church, 1842. 

633. " Caroline Lewis," to church Oct. 7th, 1827, baptized same 
time, born July 5th, 1805, to No. (458;) was a school teacher; had literary 
taste; never married; died Oct. 12th, 1841, aged 36. 

634. " Lucy, wife of Abijah Hart," to church Oct. 7th, 1827, by letter 
from the church in Southington, daughter of John Ariail, a Frenchman, of 
Southington, and Hannah Rich, his wife, born Aug. 27th, 1781, and bap- 
tized there, Oct. 14th, 1781, married Feb. 4th, 1798, Samuel Dunham,, 
son of Cornehus and his wife, Jemima (Andrus,) who died Sept. 2eth,. 
1811, when she married second, Oct. 26th, 1826, No. (211 ;) he died May 
3d, 1829, aged 65, when she married third, Sept., 1831, Isaac Stearns, of 
Lanesboro, Mass. ; she dismissed by letter March 24th, 1850, to Oxford, 
Conn. 

HEK CHILDKEN BY FIRST HUSBAND, BAMUEI, DUNHAM. 

1. Roxana, born Not. 10th, >799, married May, 1826, Elijah Ashley. 

2. Diadema,- born June 20th, 1801, married Dec. 25th, 1826, George Everet; sec- 
ond, married George Woodruff. 

3. Lucy Maria, born Feb. 20th, 1803, married Nov. 29th, 1822, Oliver Lewis ; she 
died April 23d, 1824. 

4. Albert, born Aug. 20th, 1804, married Feb. 24th, 1825, Sylvia Cowles, of Plain- 
ville. 

5. Henry, born May 1st, 1806, married Henrietta Tucker, of Oxford, Conn., 
daughter of Daniel. 

6. Elizabeth, born Feb. 20th, 180S, married April 7th, 1827, George Seymour. 

7. Sarah, born Marcb 24th, 1809, married Nov. 9th, 1830, William A. Seymour, 

8. Lucina, born March 10th, 1811, married Jan. 26th, 1828, Morton, son of John. 

Judd. 

21 



322 FIRST CHURCH 

635. " Fanny, wife of Henry L. Parsons," to church Aug. 5th, 1827, 
by letter from the church in Rocky Hill, born Jan. 26th, 1801, to Elisha 
Wetherell, of Rocky Hill, and Mary (Buckley,) his wife, married Nov. 
24th, 1825, No. (924;) they withdrew from us, to attend the Advent 
church; our watch withdrawn, Dec. 4th, 1856, by vote of the church. 

REVIVAL OF 1828. 

636. "Sarah Cosslett, the widow of Francis Cosslett," to church 
Jan. 4th, 1829, born April 5th, 1761, to Samuel Smith and his wife, No. 
(89,) married April 21st, 1791 ; was his second wife; his first was Rachel 
(Adkins,) of Benjamin, who owned and lived by " Churchill's Mill;" they 
were married before Rev. Joshua Belden, Sept. 16th, 1784; he was a Brit- 
ish soldier, and taken with John Watson, (in the capture of Burgoyne,) by 
Gen. Lusk, while they were in the act of tiring a cannon at their captors ; 
Mr. Cosslett was a shoe-maker ; was to church in Newington, May 3d, 
1801, and had his children baptized there; she died Oct. 8th, 1838, aged 
77 ; he died Dec. 31st, 1826, aged 77. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Goodrich, born Not. 3(1, 1791, baptized June 28th, 1801, see No. (404.) 

2. Sarah, born Nov. 4th, 1792, baptized June 28th, 1801, married Dec. 26th, 1810, 
No. f743.) 

3. Rachel, born Jan. 24th, 1795, baptized June 28th, 1801, married Thomas Smith, 
lawyer, Vienna, N. Y. 

4. Lydia Smith, born Jan. 31st, 1800, baptized June 28th, 1801, see No. (488.) 

637. "Ursula, the widow of John Judd," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, 
baptized same time, born Jan. 24th, 1776, to Lot Stanley and his wife, 
Rhoda (Wadsworth,) married May, 1792; he was a blacksmith; residence 
where Deacon Morton Judd has his, and his children are the fifth genera- 
tion who have lived on the same site ; Mr. Judd's shop was opposite the 
house ; he learned his trade of Esquire North, who, the first day of his 
apprenticeship was set to cut appletree brush ; some one inquired of him 
towards the close of the day how he liked ; he replied he was " sorry he 
learned the trade;" this -vein of wit is still extant ; he died July 18th, 1822, 
aged 50 ; she died Aug. 24th, 1858, aged 83, of cancer. 

THEIK CniLDKEJf. 

1. Nancy, born Sept. 17th, 1793, see No. (360.; 

2. Aurora, born March 20th, 1795, see No. (369.) 

3. John, born March 25th, 1796, see No. (674.) 

4. Polly, born Sept. 24lh, 1797, see No. (1025.) 

5. MariIla,born May 7th, 1799, see No. (1146 ) 

6. Minerva, bora July Uth, 1801, died Oct. Ut, 1801. 

7. Marinda, born Nov. 11th, 15^02, died March 15th, 1804. 

8. Harry, born Nov. 2d, 1804, see No. ("540.) 

9. Anna, born Nov. 4th, 1807, see No. (1016.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 323 

10. Morton, bom Nov. 5th, 1808, see No. (918.) 

11. Lydia, born Feb. 9tli, 1810, died Oct. 16th,»l8I0, aged nine months. 

12. Oliver Stanley, born Nov. 30th, 1816, see No. (823.) 

638. " Saeah, widow of Stephen Hart," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, bap- 
tized same time, born June 14th, 1775, to Ezra White and his wife, Lucy 
(StanliflT,) of Chatham, married June 25th, 1797 ; he was a farmer ; lived 
on the old home of his father, Stephen, senior, and his grand-father, Dan- 
iel, at the foot of " Clarli Hill," born Oct. aist, 1775; his mother was No. 
(563 ;) he died Dec. 9th, 1816, aged 41 ; she died Sept. 6th, 1859, aged 
84, at her son's, Philip, on East street. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Stephen, born Feb. I9th, 1798, see No. (646._) 

2. Edmund, born April 23d, 1799, married June 2d, 1824, No. (654 ) 

3. George, bom March 16th, 1801, see No. (812.) 

4. Emily, born March 15th, 1804, see No. (503. _) 

5. Philip, born June 25th, 1805, married Nov. 16th, 1831, Mary Judd, daughter of 
William. 

6. William, born Oct. 12th, 1808, married July 28th, Rhoda Jadd, of Daniel ; mar- 
ried second, Laura J. Gladden. 

7. Henry, born , died Sept. 27th, 1814, of dysentery. 

8. Ebenezer, born , married Mary Pease, of Wareh use Point. 

639. " POLLT, the widow of Abner Clark," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, 
born April 9th, 1780, to No. (158,) married Feb. 14th, 1802 ; he was son, 
of Elijah and Hannah , his wife, born Aug. 23d, 1775, in Hart- 
land ; he built the house now owned by Charles M. Lewis ; carried on 
harness and saddle-making ia the chambers of the house ; his barn stood 
where Rev. Mr. Rockwell's house stands; he died March 27th, 1817, aged 
42 ; she was left destitute, but by great energy and economy she raised a 
large family to respectability ; she died July 29th, 1855, aged 75 ; to South 
church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Fidelia, born Jan. 26th, 1803, died Jan. 26th, 1803. 

2. Julia, born Jan. 29th, 1804, see No. (631.) 

3. Melvil, bom Feb. Uth, 1806, died Oct. 20th, 1809. 

4. Erwin, bom Jan. 16th, 1808. 

5. Melvil, 2d, born Dec. 10th, 1809, married 1832, Weltha A. Pilgrim ; he died Dec. 
2lst, 1844. 

6. Abner, born Dec. 9th, 1811. 

7. Mary, born Jan. 28th, 1814, died Feb. 10th, 1815. 

8. Mary, 2d, bora June 17th, 1816, see No. <732.;^ 

9. Marcellus, born June 18th, 1816, married May SIst, 1858, Mary ToUes, daughter 
of Orris ; he studied law with Ira E. Smith, Esq. ; lias been post-master, and repre- 
sented the town in the legislature. 

640. "RoziNA, wife of George Doolittle," ; to church Jan. 4th, 1829, 
baptized same time, born at Poultney, Vermont, April 17th, 1787, to Danie'i 



324 



riHST CHURCH 



Richards and liis wife, Huldah (Fellows,) married June, 1806; he was an 
iron and brass-smelter ; distinguished as a temperance reformer in the 
Wasliingtonian movement; he died Dec. 3d, 1858, at White Hall, Illinois ; 
she was dismissed April 23d, 1855, with a general letter, and is now, 1861, 
in White Hall, Illinois ; a woman of true Christian fortitude. 

THEIE CHILDKEir. 

1. Lyman L., bom Dec. 16th, 1808, died, aged 23. 

2. Fitch Edward, born March 26th, 1811, see No. (693.) 

3. Emily Eliza, born Aug. 6th, 1813, see No. (702.) 

4. Lydia Maria, born Jan. 24th, 1818, see No. (802.) 

5. Henry A., born Nov. 7th, 1819, died at sea, aged 18. 

6. George L., born Nov. 2d, 1822, see No. (803.) 

7. Abigail S., bom Aug. 20th, 1825, see No. (929.) 

641. "Julia Maria, wife of Lester Osgood," to church Jan 4th, 1829, 
baptized same time, born Dec. 7th, 1798. to Elias Brown, of Farmington, 
and his wife, Prudence (Fitch ;) was the second wife, and married Nov. 
8th, 1821, her sister Harriet, being his first wife ; she was born Jan. 30th, 
1796, married Nov. 27th, 1815, and died Aug. 28th, 1819, aged 24; he 
was son of Deacon John Osgood and his wife, Mary ( Hall,) born Dec. 3d, 
1793 ; was a farmer ; lived in his father's house ; was an only son ; died 
Nov. 10th, 1829, aged 36 ; Julia, his widow, had her children baptized as 
below ; sbe married second, July 6th, 1830, Harlow Humphrey, from 
Simsbury. 

THEIR OHILDKEU. 

1. Harriet Eliza, born Oct. 19th, 1819, died Jan. 20th, 1827, aged eight. 

2. John Lester, bom Eeb. 17th, 1823, baptized Dec. 27th, 1829, married June 17th, 
1850, Pamela Shields, of New York. 

3. Julia Louisa Ann, born Aug. 1st, 1824, baptized Dec. 27th, 1829, married Aug. 
7th, 1845, James L. Philips, of Farmington; he died, when she married second, 

642. " Amt, the wife of Ira Andrews," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, bap- 
tized same time ; born July 5th, 1787, to No. (852,) married May 28th, 
1807. He was son of No. (245,) born Dec. 8th, 1785 ; a saddle and 
harness maker by trade ; lived several years in Meriden, where he car- 
ried on his business ; came back and lived on the Reuben Wright farm, 
north of "Osgood Hill." She died Feb. 20th, 1842, aged 55. He sold 
and went to Illinois ; living, 1861, in Manchester, had no children. 

643. " Pamela, wife of Horace Wells," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, bap- 
tized same time ; born Feb. 28th, 1798, at West Hartford, to Timothy 
Sedgwick, and his wife, who was Lucy Sedgwick when he married her. 
She married, Dec. 24th, 1823, No. (511.) 

644. "Maria Catharine, wife of Moses P. Belknap," to church Jan. 
4th, 1829 ; born Nov. 17th, 1799, in the city of New York, to John Bur- 
gers, and his wife Catharine B. (Haran,) married Oct. 24th, 1815. He 



OP NEAV BRITAIN. 325 

went to Euenos Ayres, South America, and has not been heard from since. 
She was dismissed and recommended, March 17th, 1850, to Brick church, 
New York, Dr. Spring, pastor. She was sister of No. (651.) 

THEIE CHILD. 

Theodore A., bom June 23d, 1822, at Charleston, S. C, seeNo. (922.) 

645. Matthew Claek," to church January 4th, 1829; born Oct. 2d, 
1773, to Dan, and his first wife Lucy (Stanley,) married- June 27th, 1793, 
No. (715 ;) lived on the home of his father, on "Clark Hill," and was a 
successful farmer ; was a man of strong passions, but noble impulses. 
His wife Rlioda died, when he married, second, Nov. 8th, 1841, Sarah 
Giddings, daughter of Solomon, and his wife Ruth (Wright,) born Oct. 
24th, 1789, at Preston, Ct. He died Jan. 16th, 1851, aged 77. Sarah, 
his widow, lives, 1861, in Ilartford. 

THEIE CHILDKEN. * 

1. James Stanley, bora Nov. ad, 1794, married Oct. 9th, 1817, Amanda Howe, 
(issue) Mary Antoinette, born Sept. 26th, 1819 ; he died Feb. 7th, 1820, aged 25. 

2. George, born Aug. 1st, 1796, died young. 

3. Lucy, born March 6th, 1799, died young. 

4. Abi, born Feb. 5th, 1801, bap. July 2d, 1809, at Farmington, see No. (658.) 

5. Dan, born Jan. 15th, 1805, bap. July 2d, 1809, at Farmington, see No. (679.J 

6. George, born Aug. 18th, 1807, bap. July 2d, 1809, at Farmington, died young. 

646. " Stephen Hart," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same time ; 
born Feb. 19th, 1798, to Stephen, sen., and his wife. No. (638,) married 
Aug. 24th, 1818, No. (647 ;) was a farmer and butcher, and lived some 
years on the old home of his ancestors, when he sold and bought in the 
village, the present house of Deacon Orson Seymour. He neglected 
public worship and the ordinances, and was cut off from the church Nov. 
15th, 1837. He died Sept. 6th, 1846, aged 49. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Infant, born , died March 29th, 1822. 

2. Fidelia, born June 7th, 1820, bap. June 21st, 1829, married Oc:ober 22d, 1846, 
Mansfield Stacy; she died Aug. 6th, 1847, aged 27. 

3. Emily P., born May 8th, 1823, bap. June 21st, 1829, married April 13th, 1845, 
John Proffitt, of Hartford. 

4. Nancy, born October 26th, 1822, bap. June 21st, 1829, married July 31st, 1839, 
Doctor William Allen, son of William, sen. ; he died Sept. 6th, 1851, at Meriden, 
aged 33. 

5. Maria, born March 11th, 1827, bap. June 21st, 1829, married Oct. 1st, 1848, 
Allen Stacy, of Pennsylvania. 

6. Sarah E., born Feb. 11th, 1834, married Nov.l4th, 1857, Asa Sheldofl-Parsons, 
of Bridgeport. 

7. Frederick, born Aug. 20th, 1840, lived some years in Pennsylvania, where he 
enlisted into the 11th Keg. Penn. Cavalry, Co. B, was a corporal and killed at Black- 



326 FIRST CHURCH 

water; buried in New Britain, Feb. 13th, 1863, aged -23. He was killed Jan. 30th, 
1863, in Nortli Carolina. 

647. Cynthia, wife of Stephen Hart," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born 
April 8th 1796, to William Steele, sen., the fifer, and his wife. No. (246.)' 
married Aug. 24th, 1818, No. (646;) has a home in Bridgeport with her 
daughter, now, A. D. 1863, an active, energetic woman ; she has experi- 
enced some joys and many sorrows. 

648. "Elisha S. Booth," to church Jan. 4th, 1829; born June 8th, 
1794, to Nathan, and his wife. No. (261,) learned his trade of shoe mak- 
ing and tanning of Oliver Stanley, his brother-in-law ; has lived in various 
localities and raised a large and respectable family ; he married Dec. 5th, 
1822, No. (649.) They were dismissed and recommended by letter, Oct. 
6th, 1832, but returned July 22d, 1852, by letter from church in Torring- 
ton. He died May 31st, 1865, aged 71. 

649. "Alvira Abigail, wife of Elisha S. Booth," to church Jan. 4th, 
1829; born May 18th, 1801, at Durham, Ct., to Asa Squire, and his wife 
Charlotte (Weld.) 

THBIE CHILDREN. 

1. Lucius Saxton, bom Dec. 6th, 1823, bap. June 14th, 1829, married Josephine 
Durkee, of New York. 

2. William Squire, bom April 28th, 1826, bap. June 14th, 1829, married Julia A. 
Com well, Sept. 4th, 1849; she died and he married, second, Fidelia M., daughter of 
Jedediah North, of Berlin, Aug. 4th, 1857. 

3. Lester Smith, born January 19th, 1828, bap. June 14th, 1829, see No. (1114.) 

4. Eliza Anstace, born March 16th, 1830, bap. March 17th, 1830, died March 
20th, 1830. 

5. Henry Weld, born April 20th, 1831, died August 19th, 1834. 

6. Helen Melissa, born July 8th, 1833, see No. (1113.^ 

7. Henry Bishop, born May 18th, 1835, died July 20th, 1850, aged 15. 

8. Elisha Smith, born July 24th, 1837, married Eliza Sandford, see No. (1116.) 

9. Edward Munson, born Jan. 26th, 1840, see No. (1165.^ 

10. Frances Charlotte, born May 12th, 1842, see No. (1180.) 

11. George Baldwin, born March 21st, 1844, see No. (1242.J 

12. Mary Jane, born March 23d, 1846, died at 3 days. 

650. " William B. North," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Dec. 6th, 
1797, to No. (149 ;) learned the jeweler's trade of Oakes, of Hartford, and 
set up the business in this place, where now Churchill & Stanley occupy, 
in the same line. His house, onceAbner Clark's, now, 1861, Charles M. 
Lewis'. He was the first to introduce this business permanently and 
successfully into the place. He married, Aug. 16th, 1824, No. (651.) 
He died, 1838, aged 40, greatly lamented as a man of pure mind and 
morals. 

651. " Sarah, the wife of William B. North," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; 
born Aug. 7lh, 1802, in New York, to John Burgers, and his wife Cath- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 327 

arine (Hamn ;) her residence is next door to their former one, on Main 
street, and very pleasant ; to South church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Georgiana Maria, born June 4th, 1825, bap. June 7th, 1829, see No. (903.) 

2. Louisa Burnham, born Dec. 15th, 1826, bap. June 7th, 1829, see No. (904.) 

3. Caroline Augusta, born July 20ai, 1828, bap. June 7th, 1829, died October 
4th, 1852, aged 24. 

652. « William H. Smith," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Oct. 22d, 
1800, to No. (337,) is a brass manufacturer; married Aug. 7th, 1825, 
No. (653,) she died June 16th, 1841, aged 40, when he married, second, 
April 27th, 1842, No. (770.) His residence is on Main street, on South 
Park. He has represented the town, and held various responsible posi- 
tions ; to South church, 1842. 

653. " Maecia, wife of William H. Smith," to church Jan. 4fh, 1829 ; 
born Aug. 27th, 1801, to No. (443,) and his wife Rhoda, daughter of No. 
(158,) married Aug. 7th, 1825, No. (652.) She died June 16th, 1841, 
aged 40. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1 . Thomas Henry, born Apr. 1st, 1826, bap. June 14th, 1829, died March 4th, 1852. 

2. Cordelia, born June 7th, 1828, bap. June 14th, 1829, married No. (815.) 

3. James North, born Nor. 17th, 1833, bap. June Ist, 1834, died Nov. 26th, 1855. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE. 

4. "Willie Hart, bom Jane Uth, 1846, died Sept. 16th, 1847. 

5. Annie Louisa, born Oct. 19th, 1849. 

654. "Mehitable, wife of Edmund Hart," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; 
born Jan. 28th, 1797, to No. (179,) married June 2d, 1824, Edmund, son 
of Stephen Hart, jun., and his wife. No. (638,) born April 23d, 1799; 
lived in various localities ; he was a brass worker, learned of Gyrus Stan- 
ley, in Stanley quarter. He died January 25th, 1853, aged 54. She to 
South Church, 1842. She dTed May 26th, 1856, aged 59. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Antoinette, born April Uth, 1825, married May 24th, 1846, Andrew Rapelye; 
she No. ('960.) 

2. Adeline, born March 21st, 1827, married Nov. 26th, 1845, Levi "Wells. 

3. Julia Ann, born March 24th, 1832, married April 10th, 1850, Oscar Butler, of 
Martin. 

4. Ellen Maria, born June 12th, 1838, married Jan. 12th, 1860, "Wallace Cornish, 
of Simsbury. 

655. " Nancy, wife of Philip Lee," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born 
Nov. 22d, 1806, to No. (443,) married Dec. 28th, 1823. He was son of 
No. (351,) born May 6th, 1802; a shoe maker by trade, been formerly, 
for some years, engaged in the liquor traffic, partly as ag£nt of the town 
under the Maine law. His residence was on Main street ; has represented 



328 FIRST CHURCH 

the town, been assessor, and held other public offices. His wife died Dec. 
21st, 1838, aged 32, when he married, second, June 4th, 1855, the widow 
of No. (626.) He died May 22d, 1864, aged 62 years and 16 days, of 
apoplexy. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Charles Henry, born March 2cl, 1825, died Oct. 13th, 1825, aged 7 months and 
11 days. 

2. Charles Henry, 2d, born April 3d, 1826, married March 19th, 1849, Maria B. 
Massey, of New York.; he died Nov. 4th, 1866, at Osborn, Ohio, of cholera, aged 40. 

3. Harriet Maria, born Feb. 5th, 1828, married Dec. 3d, 1849, Chester M. Foster. 

4. Mary North, born March 27th, 1832, married Dec. 4th, 1854, Ransom R. Foster. 

5. Ellen Frances, born May 17th, 1835, married Oct. 1st, 1856, George L. Massey, 
of New York. 

656. " Henrietta Maria, wife of Orson H. Seymour," to church Jan. 
4th, 1829, baptized same time; born Jan. 30th, 1807, to Amzi Stanley, 
and his wife Lucy (Webster,) married Sept. 17th, 1827. He was son of 
No. (420,) born Sept. 1st, 1807 ; a shoe maker, learned of Capt. Weldon ; 
1862, a merchant, residence on Main street, 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eliza North, born April 20th, 1828, bap. April 19th, 1829, married, 1847, Fred- 
erick Langdon. 

2. Lucy Webster, born Sept. 3d, 1829, bap. May 16th, 1830, died June 8th, 1830. 

3. Lucy Webster, 2d, born March 1 2th, 1831, married May 4th, 1852, Ira B. Smith, 
of Oxford. 

4. Frederick Stanley, born Nov. 8th, 1836, married Nov., 1855, Hattie Granger, of 
SufEeld; he enlisted, 1862, into Company F, 14th Regt., as Sergeant, J. B. Blinn, 
Captain. 

5. Hattie A, born Aug. 24th, 1837, married Oct. 1st, 1857, William M. Bird, of 
Charleston, S. C. 

657. " Mary L., wife of Alfred Andrews," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; 
born April 14th, 1805, to No. (461,) married Sept. 15th, 1824, No. (478,) 
was his second wife ; had been a school teacher ; named after her mother, 
who was grand daughter of Col. Lee. 

658. "Ab[ Clark," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born to No. (645,) Feb. 
5th, 1801, on " Clark Hill," never married, died Jan. 18th, 1840, aged 39, 
of consumption. 

659. " Emily E. Stanley," to church January 4th, 1829 ; born Sept. 
11th, 1810, to Cyrus, and his wife. No. (422.) married Oct. 21st, 1832, 
No. (628;) dismissed and recommended to church in Cleveland, Ohio, by 
letter, June, 1834 ; have no children. 

660. "Lucy Tyler," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same time; 
born Dec. 23d, 1803, at Hamden, Ct., to Jared, and his wife Octavia 
(Allen,) of Southington ; dismissed and recommended to church in Ver- 
non, Sept., 1834; living, 1861, in Southington; never married. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 329 

661. " Lucy Newell," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Oct. 11th, 

1810, in Southington, to Quartus, and his wife Lucy (Foote,) baptized 
Dec. 2d 1810, at Southington, married Oct. 10th, 1830, No. (689 ;) to 
South church, 1842. 

662. "Betsey Hull," to church Jan. 4th, 1829; born Dec. 10th, 
1807, at Wallingford, Ct, to Benjamin, and his wife Sarah (Curtiss,) 
married in this place, Sept. 2d, 1829, No. (682.) She died January 20th, 
1846, aged 29 ; to South church, 1842. 

663. " Laura Gladden," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Jan. 7th, 
1809, to No. (522,) married May 26th, 1857, William Hart, son of 
Stephen, and his wife. No. (638,) he born Oct. 12th, 1808 ; is a brass worker 
and lives at the south end of the village, on Main street. She is his 
second wife, his first being Ehoda Judd, daughter of No. (485,) married 
July 2Sth, 1830, she died Sept. 3d, 1856, aged 46. His second wife 
Laura joined the Baptist church, of which he is a deacon. 

664. " Rachel Maria Perkins," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized 
same time ; born Feb. 7th, 1807, at Wolcott, Ct., to Lyman, and his wife 
Phebe Hurlbut (Andrews ;) dismissed and recommended by letter to 
Hartford. 

665. "Orpha Andrews," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born May 13th, 
1813, to No. (359,) married Sept. 6th, 1830, Thomas Burrill, a brass 
worker ; lives on Main street, opposite the South Park. She joined the 
Methodist church. 

666. " Rachel Spencer," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Feb. 17th, 
1809, in Worthington Society, Berlin, to James, and his wife Rachel 
(Hubbard,) baptized on admission to church, married April 8th, 1829, 
Hiram Jerome, of Bristol, a brass worker, son of Benjamin, and Sarah 
(Andrews,) his wife, born Jan. 9th, 1802 ;'they lived, 1861, in Bristol. 
He has been to California. She was received by letter and recommended 
to Farmington church, 1837, from this church. 

THEIR OHILDKEN. 

1. Augusta, bora Feb. 5th, 1830, bap. July 18th, 1830, married Aug. 15th, 1852, 
Jairus Monroe, of Warren. 

2. Abby, born Oct. 14th, 1833. 

3. Anna, born July 26th, 1836, married Oct. 12th, 1862, Stephen Tibbals; live in 
Providence, R. I. 

667. " Susan Smith," to church January 4th, 1829 ; born Dec. 7th, 

1811, to No. (423,) married Albert Boyington, of Southwick, Mass. He 
has gone to parts unknown. She is a tailoress by trade, and lives, 1863, 
with, and in her mother's house, on Arch street ; she is quite deaf; has one 
son, George L., born July 22d, 1849. She died December 20th, 1863, 
aged 52. 



330 FIRST CHURCH 

668. "Mart Ann Seymour," to church January 4th, 1829; born 
Oct. 4th, 1813, to No. (420,) married Jan. 8th, 1844, William Palmer, 
son of William, of Haddam, who died March 24th, 1854. She married, 
second, April 19th, 1860, Bradford Bullock, son of Ezra, of Eehoboth, 
Mass., and his wife Susan (Horton,) born August 24th, 1810. She to 
South church, 1842. They are now living in Hartford. 

669. " Mary B. Cornwell," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same 
time ; born Aug. 1st, 1813, to Stephen W. Cornwell, and his wife Abi- 
gail (Stanley,) daughter of No. (115.) She married, 1836, Dennis Reed, 
son of Starling, of Granby ; he died Jan. 9th, 1848, when she married, 
second. May 23d, 1855, William Booth, son of No. (370.) They lived, 
1861, in Illinois. She was dismissed by lettei*. 

670. " Sarah Woodruff," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Dec. 21st, 

1813, to No. (381,) married Oct. 8th, 1838, Horace Clapp, son of Capt. 
Winthrop, and Clarissa (Rowe,) his wife, born July 21st, 1813, at Mon- 
tague, Mass. He built on Washington street, place now, 1861, owned 
by C. B. Erwin. She died June Uth, 1847, aged 34. He died June 3d, 
1851, aged 38, at Montague, Mass.; was a carpenter by trade; she was 
dismissed by letter, to a Presbyterian church, in Columbus, Georgia. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Julius Jennings, born Sept., 1839, at Columbus, Georgia. 

2. Clara, born August, 1842, at New Britain, died Sept. 9th, 1843, aged eleven 
months and twenty-two days. 

3. Horace Burdette, born Aug. 31st, 1844, at New Britain. 

671. "Lucetta Booth," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born Aug. 6th, 

1814, to No. (338,) married Sept. 28th, 1836, Henry B. Phelps, of New 
Harmony, Indiana, son of Aaron, of Granby, and his wife Elizabeth 
(Bassett,) born February 14th, 1813, at Granby, Ct. She was dismissed 
and recommended by letter, 1840, to the free church, Hartford, Rev. Mr. 
Sprague, pastor. Now, 1863, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ellen Elizabeth, bom January 17th, 1839, at Hartford, died Feb. 2l8t, 1842, at 
Hartford. 

2. George Henry, born January 20th, 1842, at Hartford, died Sept. 28th, 1849, at 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3. Emily Wilcox, born Oct. 2d, 1844, at Brooklyn, and died there March 20tli,1849. 

4. Edwin Dennis, born Jan. 14th, 1850. 

672. " RoxANNA Andrews," to church Jan. 4th, 1829 ; born April 
6th, 1815, to No. (313,) married May 20th, 1835, Enos M. Smith, of 
Lenox, Mass., a merchant, son of Allan, and his wife Amanda (Wood- 
ruflf.) He built on High street where he lived some few years ; the place 
was sold to, and occupied by, the Flagg family. They moved to the state 
of New York. She died Sept. 21st, 1854, aged 39, at Lenox, Mass., of 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 331 

consumption; he married second, July 10th, 1855, Lucy Alvord, of Broad- 
albin, New York and they live in the city of New York. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Jane Elizabeth, born March 29th, 1836, baptized 1837, died April 27th, 1837, at 
New Haven. 

2. Enos Nathan, born May 26th, 1838, died Sept. 24th, 1864, in hospital in New 
York harbor ; a soldier. 

3. Edwin A. M., born Jan. 20th, 1841, at Volney, NewYorJ!;. 

4. Everett, born Sept. 5th, 1845, died Sept. 29th, 1845, at Batavia, New York. 

673. "OsMTN Booth," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born 1796, to No. 
(165,) married Dec. 22d, 1819, in Hartford, No. (431 ;) was a cabinet- 
maker ; learned of Daniel Dewey, of Hartford ; lived in his father's house 
here, which stood where now, 1867, stands the residence of John Stanley; 
he died Aug. 2d, 1839, aged 43. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Frederic Josiah, born Sept. 14th, 1820, baptized Nov. 19th, 1820, married May 
1st, 1 842, Luannah Blin, daughter of Elias, born Aug. 1 1th, 1824 ; live on Main street. 

2. George Hemsted, born Aug. 5th, 1823, baptized Nov. 9th, 1823, married No. 
(960.) 

3. Eliza Winchel, born Jan. 2d, 1825, baptized July 3d, 1825, died Sept. 10th, 1825, 
aged eight months. 

674. "John Judd," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same time, bom 
March 2oth, 1796, to John and his wife. No. (637;) a shoe-maker by 
trade ; lived on West Main street, where now, 1861, Dan Capron's house 
stands, but now in District No. 4, in the house built by Mr. Sharp, in Hart 
quarter; he married April 10th, 1822, No. (632;) to South church, 1842. 
They live, 1867, in New Britain village. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Luman Stanley, born June 9th, 1824, married Feb., 1844, Martha Hotchklss, of 
Boston. 

2. Francis Deming, bom Feb. 3d, 1827. 

3. Sarah Hart, born July 10th, 1829. 

4. John Bernard, born Dec. 18th, 1831, married Nov. 30th, 1854, Eliza H. Keeney, 
of New York. 

5. Frederic William, bom June 31st, 1834. 

6. Ellen Nancy, born Sept. 27th, 1837, married April 10th, 1860, George C. Gridley, 
son of Solomon D. Gridley, of Southington, but now of New Britain. 

675. "John Stanley," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same time, 
born Sept. 26th, 1798, to Oliver and his wife, Fanny (Booth,) daughter 
of Nathan, jun. ; he was bred a merchant, in Hartford ; married Jan. 1st, 
1824, No. (592 ;) he built in Stanley quarter, on the site of Colonel Gad, 
but sold to Henry L. Bidwell, and built in the village, where now Rev. 
Mr. Rockwell occupies ; he was a man of few words, and of sterling in- 
tegrity, of courtly bearing and liberal views; he died Feb. 19th, 1839, 
aged 40. 



332 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Frances Louisa, born Dec. 8th, 1824, died Sept. 17tl], 1826. 

2. Oliver, born March 24th, 1827, baptized July 15th, 1827, married Aug. 29th, 
1850, Cordelia U. Peck. 

3. Walter North, born Dec. 29th, 1828, baptized May 17th, 1829, died Feb. 15th, 
1850. 

4. Jane, born June 1st, 1831, baptized Sept, 18th, 1831, died Feb. 3d, 1839, aged 8. 

5. Emily Louisa, born Dec. 25th, 1834, baptized May 17th, 1835. 

6. Edward, born Jan. 21st, 1837, baptized June 11th, 1837, died July 19th, 1843. 

676. "Albert Williams," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Nov. 14th, 

1802, in Kensington, to Elisha and his wife, No. (415,) married April 
14th, 1824, Thirza Steele, daughter of No. (852,) born July 11th, 1804 ; 
they live in Hart quarter, near the school-house. District No. 4. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eosetta North, born June 12th, 1827, baptized Nov. 17th, 1829. 

2. Orrin Elisha, born Oct. 11th, 1829, baptized Nov. 17th, 1829, died Nov. 17th, 
1829, aged five weeks. 

3. Henry Elisha, bom Nov. 29th, 1831, baptized Sept. 15th, 1833, married No. 
(1184.) 

4. Selah Albert, born April 20th, 1833, baptized Sept. 15th, 1833, died Dec. 23d, 
1852, aged 18. 

5. Charles Orrin, born June 13th, 1836, died Feb. 25th, 1837, aged eight months. 

6. Charles Orrin, 2d, born Nov. 27th, 1839 ; is, 1863, in company H. first regiment 
heavy artillery, Connecticut Volunteers; married March 1st, 1864, Rebecca Richards, 
of Berlin. 

7. Amy Andrews, born Jane 24th, 1842, married Elbridge Hill. 

8. John, born Feb. 2d, 1846. 

677. " Charles Lewis," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born June 8th, 1803, 
in Farmington, to Rice and his wife. Electa (Newel ;) was a shoemaker ; 
learned of Capt. Strong, of Farmington, but is now, 1864, a harness- 
maker, in Plainville; married first Tuesday in October, 1827, No. (616;) 
both dismissed by letter and received to Coventryville, Chenango county, 
New York, Dec. 15th, 1831; they now, 1864, live in Plainville. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Henry N., born the summer of 1828, married Julia H. Hoyt, of New York State. 

2. Romeo Warren, born spring of 1830, baptized Sept. 19th, 1830, in New Britain; 
he married Mary Brooks, of Norwich, New York State. 

3. Gustavus, born 1833, in the State of New York. 

4. Marion, born Oct., 1835, at Coventryville. 

5. Cornelia, born Novi, 1841, at Coventryville. 

6. Josephine, born Aug. 3d, 1851. 

678. "Ralph Shipman," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born March 4th, 

1803, to No. (461,) married Nov. 2d, 1825, No. (491 ;) brass-founder by 
trade ; in company of J. Shipman & Sons, once extensive manufacturers ; 
he built the house now owned by L. A. Viberts ; they were both dismissed 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 333 

and recommended by letter, April 20th, 1843, to the church in Yonkers, 
New York, where she inherited property from the estate of her uncle, and 
on which they built, overlooking from the high ground, the village, and 
the beautifulHudson river. 

THEIK CHILDHBN. 

1. Julius Kockwell, born Sept 25th, 1826, baptized Dec. 17th, 1826, married Mary 
Clark, of Bristol. 

2. Mary Jane, born July 4th, 1829, baptized Nov. 22d, 1829, died May 12th, 1830, 
at New Britain. 

3. Ann, born Nov. 8th, 1831, baptized June 3d, 1832, died March 22d, 1836, at 
New Britain. 

4. Annie, bom Oct. 1st, 1841, baptized at Tonlcers, by Eev. V. M. Hulbut. 

5. Charles Savage, born Aug. 11th, 1845, baptized at Yonkers, by Eev. V. M. 
Hulbut. 

679. "Dan Claek," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Jan. 15th, 1805, 
on « Clark Hill," to No. (645,) baptized July 2d, 1809, at Farmington, 
married Sept. 4th, 1827, No. (585 ;) a farmer, and later in life a mover of 
buildings ; lived on " Clark Hill," in a house vacated by the death of . his 
brother, James ; he sold to Elizur N. Smith, and moved to Durant, Iowa, 
to which church they were both recommended by letter, May 13th, 1859, 
where he has been a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday school; he 
was colonel of militia, regiment of cavalry, and held other offices ; was 
chosen one of the standing committee of the church in 1843. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. James Stanley, born April 20th, 1829, baptized May 31st, 1829, died June 20th, 
1839, aged ten. 

2. Rebecca Smalley, born Feb. 8th, 1832, baptized July 8th, 1832, see No. (1067.3 

3. WiUiam Whittlesey, born March 19ch, 1834, baptized June 22d, 1834, see No. 
(1098.) 

4. Frances Fedora, born Feb. 28th, 1836, baptized 1836, died April 3d, 1837, aged 
thirteen months. 

5. Elbert Cornelius, born July 30th, 1838, baptized 1838, married Sept. 8th, 1864, 
Ada T. Hitchcock. 

6. Frances Fedora, born March 15th, 1841, baptized in 1841. 

7. James Eliphalet, born May 18th, 1843, baptized Nov. 19th, 1843, died Oct. 25th, 
■ 1844, aged seventeen months; burned. 

8. Matthew Henry, born Aug. 8th, 1846, baptized June 6th, 1847. 

9. Adrian Ives, bom Sept. 15th, 1849, baptized August, 1850. 

680. "Thomas Stanley," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Sept. 22d, 
1805, to No. (550,) married Feb. 19th, 1827, No. (610;) bred a mer- 
chant, but followed several other callings ; house on East Main street ; was 
dismissed and recommended by letter, April 1st, 1832, to Springfield, 
Mass., and 1839, to Ottawa, Illinois ; his wife, Nancy, died, when he mar- 
ried second, Sept., 1855, the widow of Stephen W. Corn well. No. (1250.) 



334 



FIRST CHUECH 



THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Arthur W., bom Feb. 15th, 1828, died Feb. 19th, 1828, aged throe days. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, born April 17th, 1829, baptized May 31st, 1829, see No. (1017.) 

3. Julia Calista, born Nov. 20th, 1S30, baptized Feb. 13th, 1831, see No. (1018.) 

4. Arthur W., born Aug. 19th, 1832, died Oct.SIst, 1849,aged 17, of consumption. 

5. Thomas Porter, born Jan. 7th, 1834, died Sept. 10th, 1834, at Springfield, Mass. 

6. Thomas Henry, born Aug. 23d, 1835, at Springfield, Mass. 

7. James Augustus, born Feb. 1st, 1839, died Aug. 26th, 1834, aged 15, by acciden- 
tal discharge of a pistol he was loading. 

8. Catharine Rebecca, born Nov. 9th, 1840, see No. (1251.) 

9. Mary Eliza, born July 9th, 1843, see No. (12.52.) 

n: !t' ] born July 29th, 1848, baptized Aug. 17th, 1848, ^ f^^ ^f,; HH 

681. " Samuel S. Caepentee," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized 
same time, born Nov. 11th, 1799, to Joshua, of Lenox, and his wife, Eliz- 
abeth (Smith,) of Rehoboth, Mass. ; a brass-founder ; he is unmarried, 
1861, and was dismissed and recommended by letter, March 28th, 1858, 
to Lenox, Mass. 

682. "Joshua Caepentee," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same 
time, born Nov. 6th, 1805, at Lenox, Mass., to Joshua, senior, and his 
wife, Elizabeth (Smith,) married in this place, Sept. 2d, 1829, No. (662;) 
she died, when he married second. May 3d, 1848, Elizabeth Hough, of 
Hamden, born March, 1825, to Amos B. and his wife, Nancy (Rice,) 
where he now, 1862, resides ; he is a brass-founder, and carried on the 
business in this place; he and Betsey, his first wife, to South church, 1812. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel Walker, born Sept. 3d, 1830, baptized Feb. 27th, 1831, married May, 
1 855, Emma Sloper, who died at Waterhury, May 29th, 1862, aged 26. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, born Jan., 1835, died May 27th, 1827, aged two years and four 
months. 

3. Mary Elizabeth, 2d, born Jan., 1839, died July 18th, 1839, aged six months. 

4. Elizabeth Augusta, born Nov. 18th, 1 840, baptized 1841 ; lives, 1862, in Haniden. 

SECOND wife's children. 

5. Nancy Hough, born Jan. 8th, 1851, at Hamden. 

6. George S., bom Feb. 13th, 1859, at Hamden. 

683. " Amos Westovee," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same 
time, born Feb. 7th, 1804, at New Marlboro, Mass., to Noah and his wife, 
Eosanna (Allen,) married May 13th, 1828, No. (698;) he is a brass- 
worlier ; lives in Parii street ; he was, for neglect of public worship and 
gospel ordinances, cut off from the church, March 14th, 1833 ; they have 
both since attended the Methodist church. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. William Wallace, born March 28th, 1829, baptized May 24th, 1829, married 
May 3d, 1860, Mary L. Gilbert. 



01" NEW BRITAIN. 335 

2. Charles Curtiss, born Sept. 22d, 1830, baptized Feb. 27th, 1831. 

3. Edwin Elijah, boim Sept. 17th, 1833, baptized July 11th, 1834, married Dec. 9th, 
1863, Mary E. Butler ; he was a three months volunteer ; also a three years man in the 
army ; he died March 26th, 1864, of lung fever, at Portsmouth, Va., aged 30. 

4. Henry Clay, born Dec. 13th, 1835, died Oct. 10th, 1837. 

5. Ann Louisa, born Dec. 12th, 1837. 

6. Frederic Henry, born Oct. 10th, 1841, died Oct. 27th, 1858. 

7. Ella Mary, born Nov. 19th, 1844, died April 15th, 1849. , 

8. Jane Eliza, born March 21st, 1847. 

9. Ida, born Dec. 8th, 1851. 

684. "Aabon C. Andrews," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Feb. 
25th, 1804, to No. (359,) married Sept. 6th, 1830, No. 745;) was a brass- 
founder by trade; he died Oct. 22d, 1847, aged 43; to South church, 1842. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth R., born Nov. 4th, 1832, baptized June 9th, 1832, married Oct. 30th, 
1855, George F. Hamilton. 

2. Charles W., born Nov. 18th, 1836, baptized July 16th, 1837; is a jeweller. 

3. Frederic B., born July 2d, 1839, baptized 1839. 

685. " Henry N. "Woodruff," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Feb. 
3d, 1804, at Southington, to Capt. Philemon and his wife, Mary Ann 
(Matthews,) of Bristol ; he lived several years with Dr. Samuel Hart, of 
this place ; was much respected; lost his health; went south to regain if, 
but died in 1835, in S. C. ; was never married ; aged 31. 

686. " Samuel M. Hart, " to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Aug. 30th, 
1807, to No. (211 ;) brass-founder by trade; learned of Deacon Chauncey 
Cornwell; went to Texas, in 1837 ; died there in 1838, aged 31 ; was 
never married. 

687. "William B. Stanley," to church Jan. 4th, 1729, born July 
18th, 1804, to Gad and his wife. No. (589 ;) an extensive manufacturer, in 
company with his brother, Frederic, and others ; never married ; to South 
church, 1842 ; was baptized on admission to church, in 1829. 

688. " Stephen W. Corn-well," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized 
same time, born June 15th, 1,807, to Stephen and his wife, Abigail (Stan- 
ley,) married Sept. 5th, 1882, No. (1251 ;) dismissed and recommended 
March 4thj 1832, to the church in Granby, by letter; he died there, much 
respected, Dec. 17th, 1849, aged 42; had been an extensive manufacturer 
in, and represented that town in the legislature, and held a prominent 
position in society there. 

THEIR CHILDREN'. 

1 . Ellen Stanley, born March 27th, 1836, died Dec. 14, 1854, aged 18. 

2. Arthur Temple, bom Sept. 11th, 1845, see 'No. (1243.) 

689. " Edmund Steele," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Oct. 9th, 
1804, to Ebenezer, jun. and his second wife, No. (225,) married Oct. 10th, 



336 FIRST CHURCH 

1830, No. (661 ;) lived with and labored for Alvin North, many years, in 
early life ; bought the Capt. Belden place, (alias) Seth Lewis place, 
where he is a farmer now, 1863 ; to South church, 1842. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Dwight Newell, born Aug. 3d, 1832, 

2. Frederic Newton, born June 7th, 1837, baptized Sept. 6th, 1837. 

3. Walter PomSroy, born July 24th, 1844. 

4. Charles Edmund, born Nov. 29th, 1847. 

690. "EzEKiEL Andrews, jun." to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born July 
19th, 1809, to No. (313;) blacksmitli and carriage-maker by trade; in 
company with his brother, Alfred, under the firm of A. & E. Andrews ; 
lives on West Main street, on the home of his father and grand-father ; 
since 1839, a farmer, and runs the saw-mill, which by renewal has con- 
tinued more than a century ; he has been a magistrate, select-man, and a 
military officer ; has lived two seasons in Texas ; he married Aug. 7th, 
1833, No. (793 ;) both to South church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Infant, born June 27tli, 1834, died same day. 

2. Angevine, born Sept. 7th, 1835, baplized 1837, married Aug. 24ih, 1857, Lester 
Hills, of Hartford. 

3. Nathan Hosmer, born Dee. 28th, 1837, baptized, 1838, died Sept. 9th, 1843, 
aged six. 

4. Franklin Hall, born July 31st, 1839, baptized 1840, died July 27th, 1843, aged 4. 

5. Roderic Baldwin, born Oct. 9th, 1841, married June 4th, 1867, Emma R. Fiske, 
Springfield, Mass. 

6. Agnes Hosmer, born Nov. 9th, 1843, married Feb. 1st, 1866, Wilbur D. Fislte, 
of Boston. 

7. Nathan Hall, born March 7th, 1846. 

8. Franklin Hinsdale, born Sept. 26th, 1849. 

691. " Dennis Root," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same time, 
born Dec. 3d, 1805, to Joseph and his wife. No. (448 ;J learned shoe- 
making of Seth Dickinson, in Kensington, married Nov. 20th, 1829, Mar- 
cia Eecor, daughter of No. (467,) bom Sept. 12th, 1812 ; he fell under 
the censure of the church, Oct. 11th, 1837, for neglect of public worship 
and gospel ordinances; he died Nov. 18th, 1843, aged 88, by falling under 
a cart-wheel ; she married second, Jan. 30th, 1853, Oswyn Stanley, of 
Kensington, son of Hezekiah, 

THE CHILDREN OF DENNIS AND MAEOIA ROOT. 

1. Angelina, born Jan. 10th, 1832, married Nov. 23d, 1851, Henry Goodrich, son 
of Samuel. 

2. Waldo D, born Nov. 11th, 1833, ratirried Aug. 14th, 1853, Orpha Andrews, of 
Thomas ; he died Jan. 18tli, 1856, aged 23. 

3. George, born Nov. 10th, 1835; in company A, eighth regiment Connecticut 
Volunteers. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 337 

4. Dwight, born Jan. 23d, 1839, married Feb. lUh, 1860, Laura A. Spencer, 
daughter of Silas. 

692. " Salmon Mereiman," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Sept. 13th, 
1809, in Southington, to Albert and his wife Roxana (Hart ;) he married 
Myra Mix, of Cheshire ; she died, when he married second, Maria Ste- 
phens, of Cromwell. I find no record of his dismissal. He lived here a 
short time only. He united with a Baptist church in Cromwell, but now, 
1861, lives in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Their children are, Albert L., 
Roxana L., and Ada Jansen. 

693. " Fitch Edward Doolittle," to church Jan. 4:th, 1829, baptized 
same time, born March 26th, 1811, to George and his wife, No. (640;) he 
died in 1850, in Illinois. 

694. "Isaac Newton Lee," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, born Nov. 
18th, 1810, to No. (351,) bred a merchant, became a manufacturer; res- 
idence on Main St., opposite the home of his father, grandfather, and 
great-grandfather; married Oct. 20th, 1833, his cousin. No. (734 ;) she 
died, when second he married June 13th, 1843, No. (989 ;) she died, 
when third he married Oct. 25th, 1855, No. (1152.) He is now, 1862, 
extensively engaged in the manufacture of shirts. 

CHILDREN BT HIS FIRST WIFE. 

1. Isaac Kewton, born Sept. 26th, 1834, bap. May, 1835, died Nov., 1835. 

2. Isaac Shipman, born Jan. 1st, 1837, bap. June 1st, 1837, see No. (1167.) 

CHILDREN BY HIS SECOND WIFE. 

3. Martin Cowlee, born June 16th, 1844, died July 11th, 1844. 

4. Thos. Fesaenden, born Jan. 23, 1846, bap. June 14th, 1846, died Sept. 17, 1847 . 

5. Thos. Fessenden, 2d, bom June 9th, 1848, bap. Sept. 29th, 1848. 

6. Harriet Wells, born Sept 3d, 1850, bap. Not. 28th, 1850. 

7. Edward Butler, born April 13th, 1853, bap. June 3d, 1860. 

CHILD BY HIS THIRD WIFE. 

8. Henry Newton, born Oct. 9th, 1859, bap. June 3d, 1860. 

695. "Wm. Churchill," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, baptized same 
time, Wm. Allen Churchill; born May 10th, 1810 in the limits of New- 
ington, near " Churchill's Mill ;" learned jeweller's trade of William B. 
North, became a partner in the business, has been successful ; residence 
on Main St., where the house of Wm. Bassett formerly stood, and his 
shop where Bassett's wagon shop stood; married Sept. 14th, 1835, No. 
(729 ;) she died, when second he married, Dec. 4th, 1838, in Wethers- 
field, No. (885.) He had a leading influence in building the '^Center 
church" and gave liberally ; he has been assistant superintendent of the 
S. School for several years, and made one of the "Standing Committee" 
of the church, Jan. 6th, 1867. 

22 



338 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eliza Jane, bom Ang. 24th, 1836, see No. (1023.) 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

2. Sarah Auguata, born July 8th, 1841, bap. 1841, see No. (1181.^ 

3. Julia Isabella, born Aug. 14th, 1843, bap. Nov. 26th, 1843, see No. (1179.) 

4. Wm. Wolcott, born Sept. 22d, 1845, bap. May 3d, 1846, see No. (1239.) 

5. ?rfederic Hosea, born March 27th, 1847, bap. Sept. 29th, 1848, see No. (1240.) 

6. Annie Florence, born Feb. 4th, 1853, died March 14th, 1858. 

696. "John Shipman," to church Jan. 4tli, 1829; baptized same 
time; bom Nov. 23d, 1812, at Berlin, to Chauncey of Berlin and Ken- 
tucky, and his wife Maria (Koberts) of Berlin, daughter of Merils. He 
went to Kentucky and married there June 19th, 1834, Julia A. Hogan, 
and lives in Bryantsville, Garard Co., Ken. They have four daughters. 

697. "Samuel R. Mokse," to church Jan. 4th, 1829; born Feb. 
15th, 1812, at SSuthington, to Rice and his wife Lucy (Hitchcock.) He 
learned the jeweller's trade of Wm. B. North ; no record of his dismissal 
and recommendation. He is now living, 1861, at Napierville, 111. He 
married April 29th, 1846, Sarah Jane Bailey, of Westchester Co., N.Y.; 
has no children living. Has owned and Worked a farm in 111. 

698. "Mart Ann, wife of Amos Westover," to church Jan. 4th, 1829, 
by letter from 1st church in Farmington. She was born May 10th, 1806, 
at Southington, to Lyman Perkins and his wife Phebe Hurlbert (An- 
drews.) She to church at Farmington, June SOth, 1824 ; .she has been 
a cripple for years from rheumatic affection ; she left our communion for 
the Methodist church; she married May 13th, 1828, No. (683.) 

699. "Eli Car-kington," to church March 1st, 1829, born at Plain- 
ville Oct. 21st, 1807, to Nathaniel and his wife Sybil (Steele) ; baptized 
at Farmington, Dec. 20th, 1807 ; married Lucina Graham, of Stock- 
bridge, daughter of Aaron and Deborah Painter his wife, and was di- 
vorced after a few years, she being thought insane, when 2d he married 
Jan. "17th, 1848, Susan S. Downs, daughter of Samuel; lives, 1861, in 
Ansonia, Ct. He was dismissed and recommended Jan. 5th, 1833, to 
Kensington church. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Maria, born , baptized Sep. 13th, 1834, in Kensington, married Dec. 
25th, 1855, James Messenger, at New Jersey. 

2. Wm. Henry, bom , baptized July, 1837, drowned in Bristol May 9th, 
1850. 

3. Harriet Mary, born , baptized 1839 nt Kensington, died aged 2 years, 
in Kensington. 

700. "Abi Gladden," to church March 1st, 1829, born Feb. 17th, 
1813, to No. (522,) married Sept. 2d, 1825, No. (914.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 339 

701. «Mabt Cogswell," to church March 1, 1829, born Nov. 9, 
1805, at Southington,- to Salmon and his wife Sarah (Smith,) baptized 
April 20th, 1806, married May 6th, 1829, No. (705) ; he died, when 2d 
she married Dec. 17th, 1844, Elisha Crosby, and was divorced ; she left 
our communion for the Baptist church, and we withdrew our watch ; she 
died June 14th, 1863, at alms house, at New Britain, (57 ) 

702. "Emily Eliza Doolittle," to church March 1st, 1829, bap- 
tized same date; born Aug. 6th, 1813, to Geo. and his wife. No. (640,) 
married , Samuel Warner, son of Salmon, living, 
1861, at White Hall, 111.; she was dismissed and recommended to the 
Methodist church Sept. 20th, 1829. 

703. "Matilda Clakk," to church March 1st, 1829, born Oct. 24th, 
1815, to John and his wife. No. (384,) married Dec. 11th, 1836, No. 
(913,) before Rev. Dr. Porter; she to south church 1842. 

704. "Henry Stanley," to church March 1, 1829, born Sept. 24th, 
1807, to No. (550) ; an extensive manufacturer, residence on Main st., 
near south park; married June 10th, 1829, No. (593,) she died, when 
2d he married Sept. 5th, 1838, No. (618) ; he to south church 1842. 

THEIB CHILDEEN. 

1. Walter Henry, born June 25th, 1830, bap. Sept. 26th, 1830, married Sept. 7th, 
1854, Mary Jane Peck. 

2. Theodore Augustus, born July 22d, 1833, bap. Nov. 2Ist, 1833, was 2d Lieut. 
Co. F, 14th" Eegt., 1862 ; he was mortally wounded while as 1st Lieut., in the absence 
of his Captain, he bravely led his company on in the battle of Fredericksburg;, Va. ; 
he died the last day of 1862, at Washington, and was buried in New Britain with 
military honors the 5th of January, 1863. He died for his country. 

SEOOSTD wife's CHILDREN. 

3. Mary Louisa, born May 8th, 1840, died Sept. 9th, 1840, aged 4 mo. 

4. Louisa Catharine, born April 7th, 1842, died March 26th, 1847, aged 
5 years. 

5. Frederic North, born March 17th, 1844; C. V., Co. A, 13th Reg't, Capt. Bid- 
well, made, 1 863, a 2d Lieut. ; married, April 15th, 1866, Mary Welch, of Forestville. 

6. Catharine Amelia, born Oct. 10th, 1849. 

705. " IVm JtoDD, JUN.," to church Mar. 1st, 1829, born Sept. 1st, 1807,. 
to Wm. and his wife. No. (524,) married May 6th, 1829, No. (701 ;) was 
a brass worker ; fell under censure of the church for gross neglect of 
worship in public, and gospel ordinances, Oct. 18, 1837; he died Oct. 
10th, 1840, aged 33. 

706. "Lucy Wright," to church March 1st, 1829, baptized same 
time; born April 9th, 1796, at Wethersfield, to Elizur and Hannah 
(Wright) his wife; brought up in the family of Capt. Luke Bronson of 
Kensington ; in after life made her home in the family of Sam'I Kelsey ; 
never married ; has lived in Iowa; to South church 1842; an exemplary 
devoted christian. 



340 FIRST CHUECH 

707. "Saeah Maria Perkins," to church March 1st, 1829, baptized 
same time ; born Feb. 25th, 1812, at Meriden, to Liberty and his wife 
Sarah (Lyman,) married April 6th, 1836, James Turner, son of John 
and his wife Amelia (Wilcox ;) he is now, 1861, a grocer in Middletown. 
She was dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Meriden, April 
20th, 1831. 

THEIK CHILDREK. 

1. John A., born March 25th, 1838. 

2. Mary P., born July 26th, 1843. 

708. "Abigail Bronson, widow," to church August 2d, 1829; she 
was the widow of Jesse Bronson, son of Aaron, of Kensington, married 
to him May 7th, 1767; daughter of Ephraim Allen and Hannah his wife. 
Sister of No. (159) and No. (318;) she spent her last days with her 
daughter. No. (378,) and died Aug. 20th, 1830, aged 82 ; he died Nov. 
29th, 1816, aged 78. 

THEIR CHILDBEK. 

1. Sally, bom 1766, married Nov. 12th, 1801, Marvin Andrews, of Meriden; 
she died 1810, aged 44. 

2. Caroline, bornt'eb. 1st, 1769, see No. (378.) 

3. Phebe, bora 1780, never married, died Jan. 20th, 1834, aged 54. 

4. Miranda, bom June 30th, 1793, married July 27th, 1836, Simeon Rowley, of 
Farmington, a blacksmith. 

5. Ephraim, bom , died , aged 6 months. 

6. Peter, born .married , Griswold of Meriden, he died 1813, aged 37. 

7. John, bpm , married Huldah Clark of Kensington. " 

8. Abigail, bom , never married, died June 3d, 1812, aged 28. 

709. "Dorothy, wife of Edwin Francis," to church Aug. 2d, 1829, 
baptized same time, born Jaii. 16th, 1803, at Kensington, to Timothy 
Percival and his wife Aurelia (Booth,) daughter of No. (165 ;) married 
Sept.- 14th, 1825 ; he son of Allen and his wife No. (387,) born April 
22d, 1808 ; a farmer ; inherited his father's home in Hart quarter ; she 
to South church 1842. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Bernard, bora Sept. 5th, 1826, died Jan. ISih, 1829, aged 2 years, 4 mo. 

2. Caroline Percival, born Oct. llth, 1827, bap. June 27th, 1830, married Nov. 4th, 
1855, Henry Ratcliffe. 

3. Adelaide, bom Jan. 1st, 18.30, bap. June 27th, 1830, man-ied Oct. 2d, 1850, Wm. 
J. M. Fishj of Providence, K. I. 

4. Bernard, born Aug. 7th, 1836, bap. 1839, died Peb. 23d, 1839, aged 3 yrs. 7 mo. 

5. John Newton, bom July 4th, 1838, bap. 1839. 

6. Edgar Loomis, born Sept. 2d, 1842, enlisted in 22.1 Reg't C. V. ; man-ied Dec. 
7th, 1864, Nellie E. Booth. 

710. "Sarah Ann "Whiting," to church Aug. 2d, 1829, baptized 
same time ; wife of Henry W. Whiting, married Sept. 5th, 1826 ; she 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 341 

was born Sept. 14th, 1805, to Samuel Kelsey and his wife Lydia 
(Bronson,) who was daughter of Capt. Luke Bronson, of Kensington ; 
Mr. "Whiting is a joiner by trade, son of Ephraim of Bridgeport, and his 
wife Sarah (Youngs;) born Nov. 17th, 1804, came into the place 1822, 
while an apprentice to work on the North church ; he located on Stanley 
St., near his father Kelsey ; he has a fine farm, been successful in business, 
distinguished himself as an expert collector of public taxes ; she to South 
church 1842. 

THEIE CHILDBBN. 

1. Francina Theresa, born Sept. 3d, 1827, bap. Aug. 22d, 1830, married June 26th, 
1848, Philip Corbin. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, born Feb. 11th, 1829, bap. Aug. 22d, 1830, married Oct. 26th, 
1847, Levi 0. Smith. 

3. Henry William, born Jan. 26th, 1831, bap. Sept. 18th, 1831, married Nov. 8th, 
1854, Amelia D. Adams. 

4. Mary Amelia, born Nov. 22d, 1834, bap. May 31st, 1835. 

711. "Elvira Hills," to church Aug. 2d, 1829, born Sept. 9th, 1807, 
to Elijah and his wife Lucretia (Riley,) of Middletown ; she was brought 
up in the family of Eev. Newton Skinner, and married March 9th, 1836, 
Henry Gladden, son of No. (522,) born April 15, 1805 ; a brass worker, 
learned his trade of Joseph Shipman ; lives on Stanley St., near the loca- 
tion of the first meeting house in the place ; is an undertaker ; his first 
wife was Betsey Judd, daughter of No. (435,) born Aug. 13th, 1804, 
married Oct. 3d, 1832, died Jan. 4th, 1835, aged 30. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Gteorge, born July 7th, 1834. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

2. Cordelia, born Oct. 31st, 1838, bap. 1839, married June 21st, 1865, Niles M. 
Keeney. 

3. Charles Kiley, bom June 25th, 1840, enlisted in Co. A, 13th Reg't, C. V., died 
July 1st, 1863, of fever, at Sem. Hospital, N. O., his body brought on aud funeral 
attended March 1st, 1864, at Center church ; sermon and eulogy. 

4. Wm. Henry, born Feb. 10th, 1842, see No. (1253;) enlisted in Co. A, 13th 
Keg't, C. V. 

5. Charlotte Melissa, born June 10th, 1843, see No. (1399. j 

712. "Sarah Clark," to church Aug. 2d, 1829, born July 18th, 
1809, in Farmington, to Oman and his wife No. (403,) married Feb. 3d 
1831, Orrin S. North, son of No. (330,) born July 13th, 1805; lives on 
corner of East Main and Stanley sts., house built by Anthony Judd, and 
formerly stood on west side of street, moved to opposite corner. He is a 
manufacturer, have no children; she to South church 1842. 

713. "Mary G. Hart, wife of Geo. Hart," to church Aug. 2d, 1829, 
daughter of No. (359,) and his wife Mary (Griswold,) bap. Dec. 15th, 



342 



FIRST CHUKCH 



1811, married March 2d, 1826, No. (812,) she died Aug. 10th, 1831, 
aged 23. 

714. Elizabeth Cogswell, wife of Eev. Jonathan Cogswell, fourth 
pastor of the church, by letter from the church in Saco, Maine, Aug. 2d, 
1829, born in "Westford, Mass., about 1790, to Joel Abbott and his wife 
Lydia ; she was early left an orphan, and was adopted by her uncle Sam- 
uel Abbott, the founder of Andover Theological Seminary and the Abbott 
Professorship ; she was an ornament to her sex, to the church, and to so- 
ciety ; she died April 30th, 1837, at East Windsor Hill. An obituary 
notice of that date passes, the highest encomiums upon her life and char- 
acter. The mound which first marked a spot near the Institute as a rest- 
ing place for the dead, is tha't which covers Mrs. Cogswell. He second 
married Dec, 1837, Miss Jane G. Kirkpatrick, daughter of Chief Justice 
Andrew Kirkpatrick, of New Jersey, where he resided, 1 8 62, at New 
Brunswick; he died there Aug. 1st, 1864, in his 82d year. 

HIS CHILDREN BY ELIZABETH, HIB FIRST WIFE. 

1. Mary, bap. March 12tli, 181.5, at Saco, Me., manied Oct. 16, 1833, rranklin S. 
Kinney, Esq., N. Y. 

2. Elizabeth L., bap. Ang. 8th, 1819, at Saco, Me., married Oct., 1840, Hon. James 
Dixon. 

3. Louisa, bap. July 30th, 1826, at Saco, Me , married , A. E. Wood, Esq., 
of Va. 

4. Anne W., bap. May II, 1828, at Saco, Me., married Oct., 1848, Edgar Howland, 
Esq., of N. Y. ; she died at Cuba, Jan. 18th, 1849. 

HIS CHILDKEN BY SECOND WIFE, JANE. 

5. Andrew K., bom , studying law in N. Y., 1861, one of the famous 7th 
Regiment of N. Y. who went to the rescue of Washington, April, 1861. 

6. Jane E., born 

715. "Rhoda, wife of Matthew Clark," to church, Oct. 4th, 1829, by 
letter from Farmington church, received there on profession, June 4th, 
1809 ; born Feb. 10th, 1776, to No. (149,) married June 27th, 1793, No. 
(645 ;) she died April 19th, 1840, aged 64. 

716. "Alonzo Stanley," to church April 4th, 1830, bom June 24th, 
1807,was a deaf mute; learned the tailor's trade, educated at the Asylum 
in Hartford, and admitted to the church here by Rev. Mr. Gallaudet by 
signs; he was quick of apprehension, social and intelligent; he was killed 
in New Britian, near the depot, by a locomotive, Feb. 11th, 1851, aged 
44 ; by industry and economy he had acquired some property ; never 
married ; to South church, 1842. 

717. "William Ellis," to church Dec. 5th, 1830, by letter from the 
3d church in Berlin, born Feb. 16th, 1792, at Berlin, to Abel and his 
wife Thankful (Dickinson,) married Sept. 16th, 1815, No. (718 ;) his 
stone residence stands on the site of Dea. Anthony Judd's of " Great 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 343 

Swamp " memory ; he is a successful farmer, and has one of the oldest 
and best farms in the place ; both to church in Worthington, Dec, 1821. 

718. "Wife of Wm. Ellis," to church Dec. 5th, 1830, by letter 
from 3d church in Berlin, born Nov. 29th, 1791, to Amos A. Webster, of 
Berlin, and his wife Mabel (Andrus,) daughter of Daniel, her maiden 
name Lydia Webster, married Sept. 16th, 1815, No. (717;) both to 
church in Berlin, Dec, 1821. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Sylvender, born Sept. 18th, 1816, see Ko. (1079.) 

2. Charlotte, bora May 5th, 1818, see No. (949.) 

3. William, jun., born Feb. 4th, 1821, see No. ("804 )■ 

4. Edwin C, bom Dec. 5th, 1823, see No. (970.) 

5. Jerusha, born June 1, 1826, see No. (980.^ 

6. Jane, born July 2d, 1828, bap. June 28th, 1831, died Aug. 23d, 1837, aged 8. 

I: Ju/ius, l*"-^" ^"g- 22<1, 1830, bap. June 28th, 1831, { Z'l'^^^'l!%{ by , f,„. 
9. Henry Julius, born May 2d, 1837, bap. 1838, see No. (1259.) 

719. "Phebe, wife of Selah Steele, jun.," to church by letter 
from Southington ; her name first appears on our record as being dismissed 
by letter to South church, Sept. 5th, 1845 ; her maiden name was Bald- 
win ; born June 18th, 1789, at Milford, Ct., to Phineas and his wife Abi- 
gail (Woodruff;) married Oct. 5th, 1825, No. (482,) she died April 27th, 
1856, aged 67, leaving one son, Harvey, who became a physician, and 
now, 1862, resides in West Winsted, Ct. ; she to church in Southington 
by letter from North Milford, Dec 3d, 1826. 

720. "John M. Hoar," to church April 3d, 1831, by letter from 2d 
Presbyterian church in Rochester, N. Y., Rev. William James, pastor, 
and the record says his name has been changed to Hobart ; he lived sev- 
eral years with Alvin North, was an active, zealous christian ; moved to 
Southington by letter, April 20th, 1834; married Oct. 9th, 1833, Vesta 
Potter, of Southington, daughter of Capt. Martin and Phebe (Barrett.) 
his wife, born July 18, 1807 ; he was born July 6th, 1805, at Homer, N. 
Y. ; living now, 1863, in Southington, and is a brass founder. 

THEIR CHILDHBIf. 

1. Ellen Augusta, born Aug. 16th, 1835, married May 16th, 1855, Stephen Walk- 
ley, jun. 

2. Jane Elizabeth, born Dec. 9th, 1836, married May 16th, 1855, John M. Cowles, 
of Farmington. 

3. Vesta Sophia, born Oct. 5th, 1838, bap. June 30th, 1839. 

4. Sarah Maria, born July 10th, 1840, bap. June 4th, 1841, died June 4th, 1842. 

5. Julia Maria, born Aug. 25th, 1843, bap. Aug. 2d, 1844, died Feb. 7th, 1845. 

6. John Potter, born Oct. 19th, 1845, bap. July 31st, 1846, drowned June 1st, 
1861, bathing. 

7. Rhoda Amelia, born Aug. 6th, 1847, bap. Sept. 29th, 1848. 



344 FIRST CHURCH 

8. Charles Parsons, bom June 1st, 1849, bap. July 5th, 1850. 

9. Anna Alida, born Sept. 7th, 1853, bap. June 30th, 1854. 
10. Joseph Willie, born Jan. 24th, 1857, bap. July 1st, 1859. 

721. "Ehoda Andrews, widow of Hezekiah," to church Aug. 7th, 
1831, born March 10th, 1759, at Worthington, to Dea. Aaron Porter 
aid his wife Rhoda (Sage) ; married June 25th, 1787; he son of No. 
(112,) born Jan. 22d, 1758, baptized May 14th, 1758, the first on Dr. 
Smalley's record of baptisms. He was a farmer, built on West Main St., 
near his father, and his son Selah owns and occupies now, 1862, the 
same; he died March 19th, 1818, aged 60, she died July 26th, 1845, 
aged 87. 

THEIR CHILDEEN. 

1. Selah, bom Sept. 5th, 1789, married Sepl. 5th, 1822, No. (564.) 

2. Rhoda, bom April 12th, 1795, married April 23d, 1817, Asahel, son of Oliver 
Hamblin; they located in White Oak, Farroington, where she still lives, 1863. 

722. "Elijah Hart," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, born Sept. 11th, 
1804, to No. (181,) married March 15th, 1826, No. (723) ; was crippled 
somewhat in one hip by rheumatism ; inherited the old home of his father 
and grandfather by the mill, south part of the village ; he was a magis- 
trate and selectman, had strong passions and force of character ; to South 
church 1842; he died April 5th, 1856, aged 52. 

723. "Louisa, wife of Elijah Hart," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, bap. 
same time ; born Feb. 23d, 1804, in Hamden, to Isaac "Warner and his 
wife Damaris (Wooding) ; to South church 1842. 

THEIB CHILDKEK. 

1. Henrietta W., bom March 25th, 1827, bap. Oct. 16th, 1831, married Darwin 
Francis, Sept. 14th, 1846. 

2. Eliza Ann, born July 12th, 1828, baptized Oct. 16th, 1831, married Hector F. 
Humphrey, of Bloomfield. 

3. Augusta C, born May 12th, 1830, bap. Oct. 16th, 1831 ; married Henry Humph- 
rey, of Bloomfield. 

4. Elijah W., born March I3th, 1832, bap. Aug. 26th, 1832, died Sept. 17th, 1832, 
aged 6 months. 

5. Mary J., born Sept. 5th, 1834, bap. May 31st, 1835, married Feb., 1862, Julius 
S. Doolittle, of 'Bethany. 

6. Isaac W., born April 22d, 1838, married Feb. 5th, 1865, Emily N. Warner, of 
Hamden. 

7. Emma L., born July 14th, 1844. 

724. "Elizabeth, wife of Cyrus Hart," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, 
baptized same time ; born Dec. 20th, 1794, to No. (434,) married March 
31st, 1819, No. (917) ; she died Feb. 22d, 1862, aged 66. 

725. "Abigail, wife of Roswell Steele," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, 
baptized same time ; born Nov. 3d, 1802, at Southington, to Wm. Blakes- 
ley and his wife Lucy (Hitchcock) ; married May 4th, 1826, No. (514.) 



OF NE"W BRITAIN. 345 

726. "Harriet Perkins," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, baptized same 
time ; born 1809, at Meriden, to Liberty and his wife Sarah (Lyman) '> 
married, 1838, James Cook of East Windsor, an Englishman; they have 
parted, and she, A. D. 1861, is living in Hartford ; no record of dismissal. 

727. "Edwin Belden," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, baptized same 
time, born April 3d, 1812, to Jonathan jun., and his wife Katharine, 
(Andrews,) of Phineas ; married Sept. 7th, 1835, No. (787 ;) he is a 
joiner, learned of No. (920,) they went to Texas 1837; he is living there 
it is supposed now, 1861, or in Mexico ; he second married in Texas. 

THBIK CHILD. 

1. Elizabeth, bom Oct. 2nd, 1836, married Francis Dagget of Spricgfield, Mass., Oct. 
27th, 1858, the was baptized July 23d, 1837, at New Britain; living 1861, at Spring- 
field, Mass. 

728. " Erastus Hamblin," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, son of Lemuel, 
of " White Oak, Farmington," and his wife Mary, (Hart,) of Amos, born 
Sept. 2Bd, 1803 ; he a brass worker, was dismissed and recommended, 1840, 
by letter to Granby ; married Maria Bull of Burlington, Ct., lives now, 
1863, in Windsor, has no children ; he died Nov. 30th, 1866, aged 63. 

729. " Jane Eliza Francis," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, born Aug. 
24th, 1814, to No. (470,) married Sept. 14th, 1835, No. (695,) was his 
first wife ; she died Jan. 23d, 1837, aged 23, leaving one daughter, No. 
(1023.) 

730. "Nancy JuDD," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, born Feb. 13th, 1813, 
to No. (459,) married Nov. 25th, 1832, Lorenzo Eddy, son of No. (462,) 
born Oct. 30th, 1810; is a farmer, lives near the home of his father and 
grandfather, southwest of " Osgood Hill;" she to south church, 1842. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. George Henry, bom Jan. 8th, 1835, baptized Oct. 4th, 1835. 

2. Ann Louise, bom Jan. 25th, 1837. 

3. Royal Charles, born Oct. 21st, 1838, was a soldier of 1861. 

4. Martin Van Buren, bom Sept. 16th, 1840, served three years in army, honoiably 
discharged. 

5. Alphonso Jndd, born July 24th, 1842. 

6. James Munro, born Sept. 29th, 1844; in first Conn., artillery, 1864. 

7. Grace Rosabella, born Nov. 10th, 1846, died March 22d, 1856, aged 9. 

8. Lillie Victoria, bom June 29th, 1853. 

9. Rosabella Grace, born Sept. 25th, 1857. 

731. " Rebecca Whittlesey," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, born June 
26th, 1814, to No. (321,) married Jan. 1st, 1845, Deacon Daniel Fair- 
child, of Curtissville, Mass., he was born Sept. 19 th, 1804, at Stock- 
bridge, Mass., to Daniel and his wife Mary, (Buttlis.) 



346 FIEST CHURCH 

THEIR CHILDEEJT. 

1. Rebecca Octavia, born Aug. 29th, 1846, died July 10th, 1865, aged 19, at Stock- 
bridge. 

2. Emma Louisa, born Sept. 3d, 1848. 

3. Arthur Whittlesey, born Aug. 15th, 1851. 

732. "Mart Clark," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, baptized same time, 
born June 17th, 1816, (a twin sister of Marcellus,) to Abner and his wife 
No. (639,) married May 18th, 1836, No. (872.) 

733. "JoLiA Artenta Judd," to church Aug. 7th, 1831, baptized 
same time, born March 24th, 1805, at Rocky Hill, to Chauncey Lewis 
and his wife Sybil, (Howel,) of New Haven ; married May 8th, 1828, No. 
(540 ;) lives now, 1861 with her son in the Moses Andrews' house, near 
the " Black Rock ;" she died April 9th, 1867. 

734. " Or pha Shipman," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, born Dec. 12th, 
1813, to No. (461,) married Oct.- 20th, 1833, No. (694,) she died July 
19th, 1837, aged 24. 

785. " Lucy Washburn," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, born Feb. 5th, 
1813, at Unionville, Farmington, to Erastus and his wife Laura, (Hart,) 
daughter of Gideon, of Kensington, baptized May 9th, 1813 at Farming- 
ton ; learned the milliner's trade of No. (488,) set up her trade in Bur- 
lington, but her health failing, she returned to Farmington, where she died 
May 14th, 1832, aged 19, of consumption ; she was niece to Rev. Mr. 
Washburn, of Farmington, and a lovely girl. 

736. " Betsat Howd," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, baptized same time, 
born March 30th, 1814, at East Hartford, to James and his wife Martha, 
(Williams,) married Sept. 30th, 1833, Philip S. Judd, son of Maj. Wm, 
S. of Farmington, and his wife Esther Stanley; he died May 3d, 1851, 
aged 50 ; she united with the Episcopal church. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Esther Maria, born April 22d, 1836. 

2. Thomas Henry, born Aug. 13th, 1838, died Oct. 4th, 1860, of typhoid fever, 
aged 22. 

3. Wm. Samuel, born July 7th, 1844. 

4. Alfred Stanley, born June 18th, 1847. 

737. "Amos E. Strong," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, son of Noah and 
his wife. No. (748) born March 23d, 1811, at Southbury ; learned trade 
of North & Smith, brass founders ; married Jan. 17th, 1836, Eliza Maria 
Thomas, of West Haven, daughter of Thadeus and his wife Louise, 
(Clinton,) born at West Haven, Jan. 26th, 1816 ; he now, 1861, a farmer 
located at Muscatine, Iowa. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lonise Maria, bom 

2. Edwin Burr, bora 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 347 

738. " Oktill Watson Parsons," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, baptized 
same time, born Jan. 22d, 1813, at Hartland, Conn., to Paul and his wife 
Phebe, (Coe,) married Feb. 5th, 1834, Ruah Tuller, daughter of Jabesj 
of Simsbury, his wife Lucy, (Gilbert,) born April 24th, 1809 ; he was a 
brass worker, he died Aug. 31st, 1836, aged 23, of consumption. 

THBIB SON. 

1. Orville Franklin, born Oct. 6th, 1834, married Nov. 22d, 1855, Sarah J. Magee, 
of N. Haven. .%, 

739. "Miss Eliza Parsons," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, by letter from 
the church in Lenox, Mass., born Oct, 15th, 1802, at Hartland, Conn., 
to Paul and his wife Phebe, (Coe,) married April 22d, 1839, No. (569,) 
have no children ; she died Aug. 27th, 1864, in'62d year. 

740. " Mrs. Laura Lee.," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, by letter from 
Congregational church in Newington, daughter of Martin Kellogg of New- 
ington, born Nov. 1784 ; married Sept. 18th, 1805, Asaph Whittlesey, 
he died, when second she married, Feb. 2d, 1831, No. (356 ;) she died 
Feb. 9th, 1837, aged 52 ; her mother's maiden name was Hannah Bobbins. 

741. " Mr. John W. Mdrphy," to church Oct. 2d, 1831, by letter from 
church in South Wilbraham ; was a house painter by trade; married Nov 
26th, 1828, No. (505;) he was dismissed and recommended to church in 
North Coventry, Oct. 1834 ; he died at Hartford. 

TBEIB DAUGHTEE. 

Cornelia, bom 

742. " Mart Steele," to church, 1827, it is supposed she was dis- 
missed from the church in Newington, and recommended to this, (by Rev 
J. Brace, Pastor,) May 13th, 1827 ; her full name was Mary Darling 
Steele, born March 10th, 1807, to No. (406,) and his wife Nelly (Wil- 
liams,) married Sept. 1st, 1836, Philip Recor, son of No. (467,) and his 
wife No. (468,) born Sept. 1st, 1816 ; live north east of " Osgood Hill," 
their house originally the shop of No. (244 ;) her name is not on our re- 
cord, but the Newington church record shows when she was dismissed and 
she is now, 1862, living, and says she joined the first church by the letter 
by Mr. Brace, and left our communion a few years after, for the Baptist 
church in New Britain. 

THEIR CHILDEEH. 

1. Lucy Jane, born Feb. 20th, 1837, married Marshall Gladden, son of Truman, 
she died Nov. 23d, 1863, (26.) 

2. John, born Feb. 1st, 1838, married Adeline Filbrooks. 

3. Martha, born Feb. 8th, 1840, married Goth Sunderland. 

4. Philip, bom July 30th, 1843, enhsted into Company G, 6th reg. C. V., died April 
4th, 1862, of fever, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

5. Alfred Hart, bom June 19th, 1845. 

6. Mary Matilda, bom Jan. 19th, 1848. 



348 FIE ST CHUBCH 

743. " Henet. North," to church Dec. 4th, 1831, born Sept. 24th, 
1789, to No. (149,) married Dec. 26th, 1810, Sarah Cosslett, daughter of 
Francis and his second wife, No. (636,) she died Sept. 11th, 1814, aged 
22 ; when second he married, Jan. 24th, 1821, No. (744,) he inherited his 
father's homestead ; was a wagon maker by trade, but became an exten- 
sive manufacturer, and a man of considerable wealth ; he was a man re- 
markably honest and scrupulous in all his dealings, liberal in his benefac- 
tions, and died Feb. 1st, 1853, aged 64, without an enemy ; to south 
church 1842. 

744. " Wife of Henrt Noeth," to church Dec. 4th, 1831, born Sept. 
24th, 1802, to No. (337,) married Jan. 24th, 1821, and was his second 
wife, and lives at the old home ; to south church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Sarah, born Dec. 24th, 1811, married Not. llth, 1829, Selah Hart, jun., and 
they reside in Philadelphia, 1862. 
2. Augusta, bom Feb. 1st, 1814, died July 5th, 1814, aged 5 months. 

SECOND wipe's CHILDKEN. 

3. Son born March 18th, 1822, died next day. 

4. Henrietta, born July 10th, 1823, died Dec. 19th, 1829, aged 6. 

5. "Waldo S. born Nov. 25th, 1826, died April 14th, 1827, aged 5 months. 

6. Julia Ann, born Aug.|llth, 1828, bap. July 15th, 1832, married June llth, 1851, 
Thos. S. Hall. 

7. Augusta Maria, born Jan. 15th, 1831, bap. July 15th, 1832, married Oct. 26th, 
1852, Henry C. Bowers. 

8. Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 9th, 1833, bap. June lat, 1834, married Aug. 28th, 
1850, No. (829.) 

9. Walter Henry, born March 12th, 1836, bap. 1836, died Jan. 10th, 1837, aged 
11 months. 

10. Ellen Louisa, born Jan. 21st, 1838, bap. 1838, died Dec. 10th, 1839, aged 2. 

11. Georgiana L. born July 19th, 18tO, died June 6th, 1846, aged 6. 

12. Cordelia B., born March llth, 1843. 

745. " Electa Andeews," wife of Aaron C. Andrews, to church Dec. 
4th, 1831, by letter from the church in Southington, born Dec. 8th, 1811, 
to Capt. Urbam Barrett of Southington and his wife Electa, (Woodruff,) 
to church there Dec. 2d, 1827 ; she married Sept. 6th, 1830, No. (684,) 
to S. church, 1842. 

746. "Henkt L. Bidwell," to church Dec. 4th, 1831, by letter from 
church in Farmington, Noah Porter, D. D., Pastor, born Oct. 20th, 1804, 
at Farmington, to Titus and his wife Nancy, daughter of Joseph Lang- 
don, married Dec. 21st, 1830, No. (606 ;) he bought the John Stanley 
place, near the old home of Col. Gad Stanley, Stanley quarter, owned 
and occupied now, 1863, by No. (1315,) where he manufactured cooking 
stoves. He became a clerk and cashier of the Exchange Bank, Hartford, 
and his church connection was removed from this to the Free or 4th in 



OF NETV BHITAIK., 349 

Hartford ; he was chosen Deacon of the South church in Hartford, in 
1842, hut resigned in 1858 and came under censure of that church for 
bank defalcations. He built a fine residence in Hartford, South Main St., 
but went to New York City ; he recruited and became Capt. of Company 
A, 13th Regiment, Conn. Volunteers, in New Britain, and went to Ship 
Island and New Orleans, after which he recruited a Company in New 
York, which began under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian 
Union, of which he became Capt. and went on to New Orleans, Jan. 24thj 
1863 ; he was taken sick with typhoid fever, and died June 15th, 1863, 
aged 58. 

THBIK CHILDBEN. 

1. Julia Augusta, born Jan. 12th, 1832, bap. July 8th, 1832, married Randolph B_ 
Loomis. 

2. Henry Stanley, bom June 27th, 1836, bap. 1836, at New Britain, clerk in Nausau 
Bank, N. T., was a three months volunteer 1861, to defend Washington, also went a 
second time and was called a third, but sent a substitute; he married Not, 8th, 1865, 
Mary Allen. 

747. " Eli Smith," to church Dec. 4th, 1831, by letter from church 
in Farmington, son of Dr. Aaron, of Bethany, and his wife 01ive(Lewis,) 
alias (Widow Olive Talmage,) born Oct. 3d, 1774, at Bethany ; was a 
farmer by occupation ; married Aug. 19th, 1795, Susanna Smith, daugh- 
ter of Daniel, she died Nov. 16th, 1822, when second he married Oct- 
23d, 1835, Widow Betsey Wells, No. (334;) they lived at her father's 
old home on West Main Street, where he died June 1st, 1854, aged 80. 

HIS CHILDREN BT HIS WIPE SUSANNA. 

1. Lewis, born Nov. 14th, 1796, died young. 

2. Lewis, bom Oct. 24th, 1798, married , Cynthia Osbom. 

3. Augustus, born Feb. 19th, 1800, died Nov. 27th, 1822; aged 22. 

4. Roswell, born April 12th, 1802, married Cina Smith, of Harwinton. 

5. Aaron, born March 27th, 1804, married Augusta Fuller, died May 18th, 1843, 
aged 39. 

6. Anna, born May 9th, 1806, married No. (1031.) 

7. Eliza, bom April 1st, 1808, see No. (758.) 

8. Caroline, born July 17th, 1812, see No. (759.) 

9. Eli B. bom Nov. 25th, 1815, see No. (871.) 

748. " Mrs. Sarah Strong," to church about 1829, by letter from 
church in Torringford ; her name was omitted on the record, except as 
being dismissed and recommended, to a church in Waterbury, Feb. 23d, 
1832, her maiden name, Sarah LaVoy, daughter of James, a Frenchman, 
and his wife Clarissa Foote, born 1779, at Newtown; married Noah Strong, 
son of Selah, of Southbury, their children all born there; the family came 
to this place about 1828, hved in the Skinner House, and at the lower 
Mill of Hart's; she died July 30th, 1860, aged 81, at New Haven ; he 
died July 5th, 1847, aged 78, at New Haven. 



350 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIB CHILDBEK. 

1. Obedience, born , married Hazzard Terrel, second Asa Bromford, 3d, Hiram 
"Weed. 

2. Ransom, born , married Fanny Barnes, of N. Hartford, second, married 
■Widow Cadwell. 

3. Esther, born , married Elihu Osbom, of Woodbridge ; live at Wallace St., 
N. Haven, 

4. Sarah, born , married Lucius Hine, of Nangatuck. 

5. Amos E. born March 23d, 1811, married Eliza Thomas, see No. (737.) 

6. Maria, born Sept. 15th, 1815, married Jarvis Johnson, of Waterbury, lives there 
A. D. 1861. 

7. Burr, born 1819, died , aged 24. 

749. "William C. Whipple," to church April 1st, 1832, son ofHez- 
ekiah C. and his wife No. (525,) born April 5th, 1814, married Nov. 1st, 
1836, Elizabeth Osborn, in New Haven, daughter of Henry F. of that 
city, and Louise (Sperry, his wife,) born March 3d, 1820; they live in 
Westville, Conn. 

THEIR CHILDEBN. 

1. Jane Eliza, born Dec. 6th, 1838, married Nov. 22d, 1858, John Willmarth. 

2. Charles, bom Oct. 6th, 1840, died Oct. 12th, 1840. 

3. Everard, born July 18th, 1842, died Eeb. 14th, 1844. 

4. Edwin, bom Sept. 14th, 1844, died Nov. 16th, 1845. 

5. Wm. Frederick, bom Sept. 15th, 1846. 

6. Sarah Elizabeth, born Dec. 21st, 1848, died Nov. 17th, 1860. 

7. Cornelia, born May 5th, 1852. 

8. Adelaide, born June 17th, 1856. 

750. " Enos S. Hurlburt," to church April 1st, 1832, baptized same 
time ; born Jan. 5th, 1814, at Newington, to Charles, and his first wife Julia 
(Sage,) of Simsbury, married March 19th, 1836, Clarissa Gorham, of 
North Haven, daughter of Elisha, and Hannah (Bradley,) his wife ; she 
died at New Haven, March 11th, 1844, when he married, second, Jan. 
1st, 1845, Eliza, sister of his first wife ; they now, 1861, live in Waterbu- 
ry. I find no record of his dismissal and recommendation. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Oscar B., bom May 21st, 1837. 

2. Franklin, bom Oct. 27th, 1839. 

3. "William Wallace, born Nov. 25th, 1841. 

SECOND wife's CHILDREN. 

*■ George, ( ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^th. 1848. i ^^ ^'^'^ ^"y ^tb, 1848, aged 2 mo's. 
5. Charles, 



^' [ twins, born March 4th, 1848, | 



751. " Rene, wife of Moses Gilbert, 2d," to church April 1st, 1832, 
by letter from the Third church in Berlin ; bom Feb. 2d, 1794, to Wil- 
liam Steele, sen., and his wife, No. (246,) married Sept. 25th, 1814 ; lived 
at the James Moore house, at the time of her admission to church. He 



OP NETV BRITAIN. 351 

was son of Hooker Gilbert, and his wife Sarah (Hooker,) daughter of 
Samuel, born March 17th, 1793 ; is a farmer, has traveled much at the 
south, lives now on the old homestead of his ancestors, in " Christian 
lane," in the brick house built by his father. She died Feb. 28th, 1862, 
aged 68. 

THEIR CHILDBEN. 

1. Bathsheba, born Aug. 23d, 1815, died Sept. 5th, 1823, aged 8. 

2. "Walter, born March 30th, 1818, died July 20th, 1825, aged 7. 

3. Caroline, born March 8th, 1820. 

4. Moses, jun., born March 28th, 1822, married March Uth, 1850, Lucelia Steele, 
daughter of Jefferson. 

5. William, born Feb. 7tli, 1826. 

6. Eena, born March 15th, 1834, died Sept. 15th, 1834, aged 6 months. 

7. Adeline, born Feb. Uth, 1840. 

752. " EvELiN E. Woodford," to church Feb. 3d, 1833, by letter 
from church in Avon : born March 13tb, 1814, to Romanta, of Avon, (now, 
1862, of Kensington,) married Marcia Churchill, of Newington ; she 
died, when he married, second, in Texas, Mrs. Mary Aiken, a widow. 
He died in San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 6th. 

753. " Lauea Churchill," to church Feb. 3d, 1833, from the church 
in Kensington, by letter; born Dec. 26th, 1813, to Solomon, jun., and his 
wife. No. (388,) married Giles Colvin, son of Giles, of Scituate, Mass., 
and his wife Nancy (Ward,) of Middletown, Ct., born , he died 
1835, in Indiana. 

754. " Elijah H. Burritt," to church June 2d, 1833, by letter from 
the church in Simsbury ; born April 20th, 1794, to Elihu, sen., and his 
wife, No. (290.) He learned the trade of blacksmith of No. (370,) hence 
his connection with the church in Simsbury, where Mr. Booth carried on 
his business for a few years. He graduated at Williamstown College, 
Mass., became a distinguished mathematician and astronomer, was an 
editor of a weekly paper in Georgia some years, and became a teacher of 
a private school in New Britain. He was author of several works. He 
was at the head of a small colony that unfortunately went to Texas, 
A. D. 1837*. He married, Oct. 28th, 1819, Ann W. Watson, of Milledge- 
ville, Georgia, No. (754.) He died Jan. 3d, 1838, in Texas. He was a 
well built, large man, of commanding appearance and dignified address, 
of more than ordinary talents, but somewhat erratic. He owned and 
occupied for a time the block in this place called the " Stone store," had 
his residence and boarding school in the same building. He sold this 
and bought the Nickerson place on the corner of Park and Orchard 
streets, where his family lived at the time of his decease in Texas. 

755. " Ann, wife of E. H. Burritt," to church June 2d, 1833, from the 
Presbyterian church in Milledgeville, Ga. ; her maiden name, Ann Wil- 
liams Watson, born Dec. 24th, 1797, to John, and his wife Elizabeth 



352 FIRST CHURCH 

(Williams,) near Warrenton, Ga. She is distinguished for good sense 
and force of character ; married Oct. 28th, 1819, No. (754,) to South 
church,. 1842. She lived lately at St. Paul, Minn., but in 1863, near 
Chicago, 111., now, 1867, in New Britain. 

THEIB CHILDKBN. 

1. Elizabeth, born April 22d, 1822, in Georgia, died Oct. 28th, 1826. 

2. George Hinsdale, born Feb. 28th, 1826 in Georgia, married Oct. 20th, 1849, 
Maria L. Parsons, of Cleveland. 

3. Anna Elizabeth, born Nov. 30th, 1829, married April 19th, 1860, Joseph B. 
Hawkes, of Charlemont, Mass. ; he died June, 1865, at Vicksburg. 

4. Julia Watson, born March 11th, 183.3, bap. June 2d, 1833, married Aug. 16th, 
1852, Dr. Warner N. Dunham; she died May 20th, 1865, aged 33, at Bricktown, 111. 

5. Elijah Hinsdale, born July lUh, 1835, bap. Oct. 4th, 1835, married Dec. 20tb, 
1866, Matred E. Tilden, of Cleveland, Ohio; living in St. Paul, Minn. 

756. " David Hough," to church June 2d, 1833, from the church in 
Meriden ; born Aug. 3d, 1777, in Wallingford, to Andrew, and his wife 
Lois (Hough,) he was a weaver by trade, he married Aug. 3d, 1805, No. 
(819.) He owned and occupied the Samuel Bass place on West Main 
street ; the house has disappeared, but it stood a few feet east of that of 
his son Norman. He was a plain, honest man, of great industry and in- 
tegrity. He died March 27th, 1847, aged 69. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Polly Barritt, born May 25th, 1806, died July 27tb, 1814, aged 8. 

2. William Ogden, born Nov. 25th, 1807, married Jan. 20th, 1831, Isabel G. 
Thorp ; he died at Bristol, June 8th, 1865, in his 58th year. 

3. Louisa Thankful, born October 30th, 1809, married March 7th, 1838, Horace 
Deming. 

4. David Norman, born Nov. 4th, 1811, see No. (774.) 

5. Phebe Maria, born Dec. 2d, 1813, see No. (757.) 

6. Mary Burritt, born Feb. 26th, 1816, see No. (881.) 

7. Levi, born June 18th, 1818, married April 23d, 1840, Betsey Tuttle, of North- 
field, daughter of Eber. 

8. Horatio, born May 25th, 1820, married May 9th, 1841, Maria'L. Dickinson; 
married, second, May 27th, 1858, Augusta A. Hazard ; she died, when he married, 
third, Dec. 2d, 1861, Anna H. Squirrel. 

9. Elizabeth Jerusha, born Feb. 29th, 1824, see No. (820.) 

757. « Maria Hough," to church June 2d, 1833, from church in 
Meriden; born Dec. 2d, 1813, at Bristol, to No. (756) and No. (819,) 
never married, lives with her brothers and sisters. 

758. " Eliza Smith," to church Aug. 4th, 1833, by letter from church 
in Burlington ; born April 1st, 1808, at Harwinton, to No. (747,) and his 
wife Susanna; never married. She died Aug. 11th, 1847, aged 39, at 
her father's residence on West Main street, in New Britain, now, 1862, 
the residence of No. (1030.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 353 

759. "Caroline Smith," to church Dec. 1st, 1833, from the church 
in Farmington, by letter; born July 17th, 1812, at Harwinton, to No. 
(747,) married June 30th, 1840, Henry Williams, son of Elisha, and his 
wife No. (416,) born Aug. 11th, 1807, at Kensington, and baptized there 
Nov. 1st, 1807. He was a farmer in middle life, but learned the shoe- 
maker's trade of Munson, in Southington, made money by his trade at 
the south, and bought the Salmon Hart farm. He died Aug. 28th, 1855, 
aged 48. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

!. Rodman Church, bom August 8th, IS42, bap. Dec. 3d, 18i2, died June 17th, 
1853, aged U. 

2. Edgar I«wis, born Aug. 4th, 1844, bap. Dec. 29th, 1844 ; a volunteer in Co. F, 
14th Reg., in 1882, and was at the battle of Antietam; he married, Sept. 1st, 1865, 
Jane, daughter of Thomas Webb, of New Haven. 

3. Elisha Henry, born Nov. 5th, 1846, bap. April 25th, 1847. 

4. Lyman Smith, born April 9th, 1848, bap. Oct. 15th, 18-)8. 

5. Arthur Watson, born April 5th, 1851, bap. Oct. 12th, 1851. 

6. Wilber Augustus, born Oct. 13th, 1852. 

7. Rodman Hawley, bom Sept. 11th, 1854, bap. June 24th, 1855. 

760. "Amy Hough," to church Dec. 1st, 1833, from-the church in 
Meriden ; daughter of Andrew, of Wallingford, and Lois, his wife, sister 
of No. (755,) and lived with him ; never married ; died at the home of 
Eezin Jones, on Arch street, Sept. 28th, 1848, aged 61. 

761. " Samuel E. Curtiss," to church Dec. 1st, 1833, from the church 
in Southington, by letter; born JMarch 8th, 1808, at Southington, to Lev- 
erett, and his wife Ruth (Barnes,) a shoe-maker by trade, was located in 
south part of Southington, but sold out and resided in this place several 
years, and is now, 1863, at Waterloo, Wis. He mai'ried, April 21, 1830, 
No. (508.) He and wife were dismissed and recommended, 1837, to 
church in Southington. 

THEIR children. 

1. Frances Marion, bom May 30th, 1834, bap. July 11th, 1834, in New Britain, 
died April 27th, 1860, at Madison, Wis. 

2. Edwin Rodney, born May 6th, 1836, married May 11th, 1859, Eva Lingenfal- 
ter, of New York state ; he was bap. Nov,6th, 1836, at Southington ; is a daguerrian 
in Madison, Wis. 

3. Nathan Selah, bom Oct. 19th, 1838. 

4. George Frederick, born Oct. Uth, 1849, died Jupe 12th, 1854, at Broadalbin, 
New York. 

762. " Huldah, wife of Ezekiel Andrews," to church Dec. 1st, 1833, 
by letter from the church in Simsbury ; her maiden name, Goodrich, born 
Jan. 5th, 1788, at Sim^ury, to Stephen, and hi.s wife Lydia (Terry,) mar- 
ried May 2d, 1809, Luther Moses, who died Jan. 20th, 1830, when she 
married, second, Oct. 20th, 1833, No. (313;) had a dower from his estate, 
drew his bounty land as his widow, for service in the war of 1812 ; lives, 

23 



354 FIEST CHURCH 

A. D. 1867, with her daughter, Mrs. Eichardson, in Hartford, was dis- 
missed by this church and received there by letter general, Oct. 13th, 
1854. 

, HER CHILDKEN BY HEK FIRST HUSBAND, MOSES. 

1. Huldah Seliria, born Feb. 19th, 1810, at Simsbury, married Merick Eichardson, 
now of Hartford. 

2. Celestia, born Nov. 10th, 1811, married Violet H. Pease, of Lee, Mass. 

3. Morgan, born Sept. 9th, 1813, at Simsbury, died April 30th, 1815. 

4. Luther Morgan, born March- 27th, 1816, married Mary Larapson. 

5. Stephen Goodrich, born April 27th, 1818, married Mary Atkins. 

6. Alfred, born May 4th, 1820. 

763. "Isaac Catlin," to church April 6th, 1834, by letter from a 
church in Ohio ; son of Isaac, of Harwinton, and Ruth his wife, born 
Jan. 27th, 1800, married April 21st, 1824, No. (764,) dismissed and 
recommended, 1838, to a church in Augusta, 111. ; living now, 1861, in 
Quincy, 111. 

764. " Rebecca, wife of Isaac Catlin," to church April 6th, 1834, by 
letter from a church in Ohio ; born Aug. 26th, 1801, to No. (17^,) mar- 
ried April 21st, 1824, No. (763,) dismissed and recommended, 1838, to 
Augusta, 111. ; now, 1861, living at Quincy, 111. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Homer D., born Feb. 21st, 1826, in Ohio. 

2. Sarah B., born June 10th, 1829, in Ohio. 

3. Elizabeth H., born Feb. 19th, 1834, in New Britain. . 

4. Charles F., born Sept. 26th, 1841, in Illinois. 

765. "Julia Ann Lewis," to church April 5th, 1835, by letter from 
church in Farmington, admitted there Aug. 9th, 1821 ; daughter of No. 
(211,) and his wife. No. (326,) born Sept. 1st, 1795, married Dec. 16th, 
1818, Seth Lewis, of Farmington, son of Phineas ; he died Dec. 19th, 
1833, aged 68, when she married, second, Sept. 27th, 1838, Mr. Oakley, 
of Pennsylvania, he died, when she married, third, Dec. 27th, 1842, 
Samuel Hull, of Candor, N. Y. She was dismissed and recommended 
to church in Pennsylvania. She died Aug. 22d, 1859, at Candor, N. Y., 
of dropsy, aged 63. 

HER CHILDREN BY FIRST HUSBAND. 

1. John Sedgwick, born Sept. 27th, 1824, bap. Jan. 9th, 1825, in Farmington, 
married Dec. 10th, 1851, Harriet Alden, of Michigan. 

2. Thomas Norton, born March 27th, 1827, bap. May, 1835, at New Britain, mar- 
ried April 27th, 1853, Mary F. Lake. 

3. Henry Hart, born June 13th, 1829, bap. May, 1835, at New Britain, married 
March 10th, 1852, Mary Chaine. 

4. William Hall, born May 22d, 1831, went to California. 



or NE-W BRITAIN. 355 

766. "Julia Ann Kelset," to church December, 1835, by letter from 
church in Farmington, to church there April 1st, 1827, and baptized same 
time; born Dec. 10th, 1811, at Kensington, to William, and his wife 
Lucy (Stanley,) unmarried, A. D. 1862 ; is sister to No. (600,) and they 
live together on Orchard street, and have a pleasant residence. 

767. " David W. Whittleset," to church December, 1835 ; born 
March 31st, 1816, to No. (321,) occupied the home of his father until 
after his decease, when he bought in East Berlin. He married, Sept. 4th, 
1839, No. (892 ;) he taught school in early manhood, was early interested 
in Sunday schools, and gave his influence to the cause of temperance and 
humanity. He and wife were dismissed and recommended by letter to 
church in Berhn, May 30th, 1852, where he is a successful farmer and 
greatly useful in church and society ; he was chosen a deacon in Berlin 
church Sept. 5th, 1862, and lived on a fine farm in East Berlin. They 
moved to Morris, Litchfield county, 1864. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Laura Calista, bora April 10th, 1842, bap. 1842. 

2. Samuel Averill, born Aug. 7th, 1844, bap. Oct. 13th, 1844; a soldier in Co. I, 
22d Eeg. C. v., nine months' men ; married Oct. 9th, 1866, Ada J. Savage of Berlin. 

3. Asenath, born Feb. 25th, 1849, bap. Dec. 2d, 1849. 

4. Lyman Walter, born April 6th, 18.52, at East Berlin. 

768. " Calista C. Whittlesey," to church December, 1835 ; born 
Nov. 7th, 1818, to No. (321,) married Oct. 10th, 1843, Amos M. Ebersol, 
son of Joseph, and his wife Elizabeth (Shuey,) of Ottawa, 111., where 
now, 1863, they reside. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. James Clark, born March 6th, 1845, at Ottawa, 111. 

2. Alice Whittlesey, born July 24th, 1847, at Ottawa, 111. 

3. Ella C, born March ISth, 1849, at Ottawa, 111. 

4. Lela H., born April 30th, 1850, at Ottawa, 111. 

5. Calistns S , bom Nov. 20th, 1854, at Ottawa, 111. 

6. Elizabeth L., born Dec. 23d, 1856, at Ottawa, 111. 

769. "Harriet A. North," to church December, 1835; born Sept. 
28th, 1818, to No. (331,) and his second wife, No. (411,) married July 
17th, 1839, Roger H. Mills, Esq., of New Hartford, born April 19th, 
1813, at New Hartford, to Roger, and his wife Harriet (Merrill,) live, 
1862, in Beloit, Wis. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to 
New Hartford, 1839. He was once Secretary of State of Connecticut, 
now, 1862, is mayor of Beloit, Wis. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eoger Henry, born Oct. 24th, 1852, at New Hartford, Ct. 

2. John Hammond, born May 26th, 1854, at New Britain, Ct. 

3. Clara Burnham, born July 24th, 1857, at Beloit, Wis. 



.356 FIRST CHUECH 

770.."LuciNDA Hart," to churcli December, 1835 ; born Aug. 30th, 

1820, to No. (311,) and his wife, No. (366,) married April 27th, 1842, 
No. (652,) and was his second wife, a woman of active mind and quick 
perceptions; to South church, 1842. 

771. " Bdrdette Hart," to church December, 1835 ; born Nov. 16th, 

1821, to No. (954 ;) graduated at Yale College, 1842, settled at Fair Ha- 
ven, Ct., in the ministry ; married, Aug. 21st, 1849, Eebecca W. Fiske, 
daughter of David, and his wife Laura (Severance,) of Shelburne, Mass., 
born Feb. 22d, 1823. His voice having partially failed, he traveled in 
Europe, and visited for a season at St. Paul, Minn., where iTe gathered a 
Congregational church and preached to them some twelve months, but not 
gaining much relief, he was dismissed from Fair Haven, and moved to 
Philadelphia, Pa., and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a good 
scholar, easy writer, and a popular preacher. He was dismissed and 
recommended to Yale College church, 1839, is now, 1862, living in Phila- 
delphia. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Frederick Burdette, bom Aug. 2d, 1850, died Aug. 6th,-1851. 

2. Arthur Burdette, born Sept. 5th, 1852. 

3. Mary Arabella, born May 30th, 1855. 

4. Minerva Lee, born Nov. 9lh, 1859. 

772. " Mrs. Susan Nickerson," to church December, 1835, by letter 
from Norfolk, Ct. ; born Sept. 9th, 1814, at Norfolk, to John Camp, and 
his wife Esther (Potter,) of New Haven, married Sept. 27th, 1835, 
Major A. Nickerson, a lawyer by profession, came to this town A. D. 
1834, and located on the corner of Park and Orchard streets. She was 
educated at Troy and Litchfield, attempted to establish a ladies' boarding 
pchool here, but failed for lack of means. He left the place and the law 
and became an Episcopal minister at Havanna and Crossing, N. Y., also 
at St. John's church, at Stillwater, Saratoga county ; he died Dec. 23d, 
1848. She, A. D. 1861, is a teacher of French and music, at her board- 
ing school, Albany, N. Y. She was dismissed and recommended to church 
in Leroy, N. Y. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. John, born July 25th, 1837, at Leroy, N. Y., is a banker in Albany. 

2. Charles Metcalf, born Sept. 11th, 1843, at Catharine, N. Y. ; 1861, at Hobart 
College, Geneva, N. Y. 

3. Susan Camp, born Sept. 30th, 1846, at Stillwater, N. Y. 

[Here commences the ministry of Rev. Dwight M. Seward ordained 
and installed Feb. 3d, 1836.] 

773 "Eezin G. Jones," to church February, 1836, by letter from 
First church in Farmington ; born Feb. 3d, 1795, at " White Oak," 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 357 

Farmington, to Samuel, and his wife Aliifiia (Gridley,) daughter of Capt. 
Eezin, matried Aug. 15th, 1827, Jerusha Mather, No. (379.) He was a 
farmer and wagoner, and kept the toll gate at the western extremity 
of the town several j4ars, then built on Arch street, in the village. She 
died, when he married, second, April 23d, 1840, No. (881.) He was 
the only son of his parents ; has no posterity. 

774. " Norman Hough," to church, 1836, by letter from Meriden ; 
born Nov. 4th, 1811, at Meriden, to No. (756,) married April 9th, 1834, 
No. (775,) has his residence on West Main street; is a mechanic, and 
industrious and economical. 

775. " Harriet, wife of Norman Hough," to church 1836, from First 
church in Fai-mington, daughter of Paul Burrows, and his wife Roxanna 
(Hungerford,) born April 23d, 1807, at "Scott's Swamp," in Farm- 
ington ; to church there August 1st, 1822. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Edward Norman, bom May 15th, 1835, married Nov. 7th, 1854, Laura Ann 
Slater, daughter of Sherman ; he enlisted into Co. G, (Capt. Tracy,) 6th Reg. C. V., 
and went to Port Royal. 

2. Henry Martin, bom Oct. 23d, 1840. 

3. Sarah Burrows, born Oct. 25th, 1842. 

776. " Stlvanus Stone," to church 1836, by letter from Meriden; 
bom May 28th, 1805, at Litchfield, to Elisha, and his wife Mary (North,) 
daughter of Asher, married Nov. 2d, 1828, No. (777,) she died, when he 
married, second, Jan. 6th, 1850, No. (1056.) He is a paper box maker, 
his residence and shop on Elm street. He was appointed one of the 
"Standing Committee," January, 1861. 

777. "Harriet, wife of Sylvanus Stone," to church, 1836, by letter 
from Meriden; born March 11th, 1811, to No. (452,) married Nov. 2d, 

.1828, No. (776,) died March 1st, 1839, aged 48. 

THEIE CHILDKEN. 

1. Levi Butler, bom June 19th, 1830, see No. (1029.) 

2. Georga* Brown, bom May 23d, 1834, died Feb. 15th, 1836. 

3. Mary Elizabeth, bora Aug. 23d, 1837, see No. ('1176.) 

CHILD BY SECOND WIFE. 

4. Harriet Eliza, bom Dec. 17th, 1853. 

778. "L. N. Tract," to church 1836, by letter from ; born 
Feb. 16th, 1807, at Cornish, New Hampshire, to Lemuel, and his wife 
Phebe (Parker ;) he graduated, 1834, at Dartmouth College, and came 
to this place as teacher of our academy, in preparing our young men for 
college. He married Isabella Nutting, daughter of Timothy, and his wife 
Elizabeth (Quinton.) He was licensed to preach by the Hartford County 



358 FIRST CRUECH 

South Association, June 5th, 1^38, at Kensington, on recommendation of 
Rev. Dwight M. Seward, of New Britain. He went from here to Hart- 
ford, where he engaged in teaching ; both joined the South church there, 
1846, he by letter from this church, 1839. They %ad two children, Ar- 
thur Quinton and Isabella, but both died at Hartford. He died June 18th, 
1846, aged 39, at John H. Goodwin's in Hartford. She died in Hartford, 
Feb. 9th, 1846, aged 31. His name, Levi Nelson Tracy. 

779. "Mrs. Phebe, wife of Oscar McLean," to church 1836, by letter 
from Norwich. She was dismissed and recommended, 1840, to South 
church in Glastenbury, but received back by letter, Aug. 5th, 1855, from 
South church of New Britain. Her residence, 1861, on Chestnut street, 
born Jan. 13th, 1811, at Windham, Ct., to Stephen Congdon, of Rhode 
Island, and his wife Martha (Peckham,) married June 22d, 1835, Silas 
Oscar McLean, of Glastenbury, son of Silas, and his wife Anna (Pulsi- 
fer,) born Jan. 29th, 1812; he died at Glastenbury, Jan. 3d, 1841. 

THEIR CHILDEEK. 

1. Charles Oscar, born March 24th, 1836, bap. 1836, see No. fU^S)- 

2. George Gorham, born Sept. 21st, 1838, see No. (1174.) 

780. " Mrs. Eliza. Ann, wife of Wm. C. Marshall," to church Nov. 
1836, by letter from church in Barkhampsted, daughter of Enoch Gaines 
and Anna (Warner,) his wife, born April 24th, 1813, at Barkhampsted, 
to church there, A. D. 1826 ; came to this place as milliner ; married Oct. 
12th, 1836, Wm. C. Marshall, son of Shubel and his wife Sarah (Thomp- 
son,) born Dec. 21st, 1809, in city of New York; she to south church, 
1842 ; family resides now, 1861, in Hartford. He was a brass manufac- 
turer, and successful, shop on Mill St. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mortimer W, born Dec. 19th, 1837, at New Britain, was a three months' soldier 
in defence of Washington, and in the battle at Bull Kun, married Nov. 20th, 1862, 
No. (1212.) 

2. "Wm. E. born April 22d, 1841, at Hartford. 

3. Albert G. born Aug. 7th, 1853, at Hartford. . * 

781. " Elizabeth W. wife of Horatio W. Shipman," to church Aug. 
6th, 1837, by letter from Hartford south, daughter of Wm. Wadsworth 
and his wife Catharine (Bunce,) born June 9th, 1817, at Hartford, Ct., 
a decendent of Capt. Joseph, of Charter Oak celebrity ; married Nov. 4th, 
1835; he was son of No. (461,) born Sept. 10th 1811 ; learned the jew- 
elers trade of Goodwin in Hartford, entered into partnership with his 
father and brother in the brass business, which they extended until they 
failed in 1838; he lives now, 1861, in Brooklyn, N. Y. She was dis- 
missed by letter and received to Pres. church N. Y. City, (Dr. Krebs,) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 359 

July, 1844. He had a taste for military and obtained the title of Col. in 
the militia of Conn. She was for years secretary of the Brooklyn 
Industrial School Association, and a beautiful reporter of their doing.=. 
He died Oct. 11th, 1864, aged 53. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Wm. Wadsworth, born Oct. 23d, 1836, bap. June 1st, 1837, clerk in Philadelphia. 
But Aug. 15th, 1861, married Lizzie Buckins, of Philadelphia. He now, 1862, is a 
^oldier in Mansfield's Division, Va., 13th Reg. N. Y. Militia. 

2. Catharine, born June 6th, 18-13, bap. July, 1844, excels in niu.sic ; m.irried June 
6th, 1866, Henry Whitney, N. Y 

3. Mary Lee, born Jan. 7th, 1846, bap. March 14th, 18i7, at New Britain ; married 
1867, Doctor Whitney, N. Y. 

4. Elizabeth Wadsworth, born June 15th, 1855. 

782. "DoKCAs Parsons," to church Aug. fith, 1837, by letter from 
Kensington ; her maiden name was Bronson ; born Jan. 1st, 1766, married 
Jan. 15th, 1795, Aaron Parsons, of Kensington ; they had several children, 
but none to live long. He died Aug. 1814, aged 53 ; her adopted daugh- 
ter, Clarissa Cole, married Wm. Burritt, of this place, and Mrs. Parsons 
lived here with them and died Sept. 15th, 1855, aged 89, at their house 
having been aided by the church towards the close of her long life, and 
kindly cared for by Mrs. Burritt. 

783. " Sarah, wife of Ezekiel Andrews, jun.," to church Aug. 6th, 
1837, born June 26th, 1815, to Hiland Parker and Lydia (Pratt,) his 
wife, at Coventryville, Chenango County, N. Y., married Aug. 7th, 1833, 
No. (690,) to south church, 1842, (her name was Sarah Elizabeth.) 

784. " Jane Andrews," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Feb. 2d, 
.1818, to No. (313,) baptized April 26th, 1818. Jane Louisa married 

Sept. 11th, 1837, Wm. Miles second, of Goshen ; she was dismissed and 
recommended by letter to the church in Goshen, 1838, when she died April 
7th, 1842, aged 24, had no children to live long ; her grave and monument 
are in Goshen Hill Cemetery. 

785. " Julia Ann Andrews," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Nov. 
15th, 1819, to No. (478,) and his first wife No. (479, ) baptized Aug. 
19th, 1821, at the old church. 

786. " Caroline Andrews," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Dec. 4th, 
1822 to No. (478) and his first wife No. (479,) baptized Feb. 9th, 1823, 
Caroline Hart, and Rev. Mr. Skinner in his record says the first baptized 
in the new meeting house. She married Jan. 21st, 1852, Elisha B. Bridg- 
man of Belehertown, Mass., son of Oliver, before Rev. S. D. Jewett, then 
of Westchester, Conn. She was dismissed and recommended by letter, 
1852, to the church in Belehertown, Mass. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Elizabeth Cornwell, bom March 6th, 1853, died Feb. 22d, 1854, aged 1 year. 
2 Oliver Burt, born March 8th, 1855. 



360 FIEST CHtTKCH 

3. Anna Julia, born July 9th, 1857. 

4. Infant, born Nov. 6th, 1860, died aged 36 hoars. 

787. "MAEr Ann, wife of E. Belden," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap- 
tized same time ; her maiden name was Ellis, daughter of Jediah of West 
Springfield, Mass., and his wife Betsey (Leonard,) born , at West 
Springfield ; married Sept. 7th, 1835, No. (727.) She died Nov. 1837, at 
Houston, Texas, leaving daughter Elizabeth, born Oct. 2d, 1836,. at New 
Britain, and baptized here July 23d, 1837; she married Oct. 27th, 1858, 
Francis Dagget of Springfield, Mass., and now, 1861, lives there. 

788. "Mart Ann Bisnop," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized same 
time; born Aug. 10th, 1816, at North Haven, to Dr. Joy Bishop and his 
wife Mehitabel (Colver,) married Aug. 14th, 1845, Lucius Sperry, of 
Avon, son of David and Filena (Potter,) of Burlington, his wife, born 
Jan. 8th, 1817 ; she was dismissed and received by letter to Center church, 
Hartford, Sept. 17th, 1837 ; they now, 1861,liveat West Avon, she, 1861> 
no church connection. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ellen Maria, born Nov. 8th, 1849. 

2. Hercelia Ann, bom June 7th, 1852. 

3. Lillian Ella, born May 18th, 1857. 

4. Cornelius David, bom May 5th, 1860, died Nov. 14th, 1860, aged 6 months. 

789. "NanctN. Booth," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Oct. 26th, 
1814, to Cyrus and his first wife, No. (340 ;) baptized April 16th, 1815, 
Nancy North, after the name of her mother ; married Sept. 17th, 1837, 
David P. Hughes, of Canton. They went the same year to Baton Rouge, 
La., where she had two children, both of whom died ; the mother died 
1839, and the father and husband soon after died, at the same place. 

790. " Laura Booth," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, (correctly) Laura 
Stanley Booth, daughter of Nathan jun., of Granville Mass., and his wife 
Euth (Bates,) born July 20th, 1823 ; married Nov. 26th, 1847, Wm. A. 
Lee, of West Bloomfield, New York, Ontario Co. She was dismissed 
and recommended by letter, Dec. 14th, 1848, to church in Galesburg, 111. ; 
she died there, Sept. 3d, 1850, aged 27, childless. 

791. " HcBBRT Booth," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Dec. 12th, 
1823, to No. (370,) baptized March 28th, 1824. Hubert Henry, mar- 
ried July 18th, 1846, Rebecca Pretlove, of Troy, New York, daughter of 
James of New York, and his wife Ann (Mackay,) of Elizabethtown, 
New Jersey. He is a brass and iron worker, living A. D. 1861, at Green- 
port, New York. He was dismissed and recommended by letter to West 
Meriden, Jan. 30th, 1856. Is a leader in church music, but now, 1862, a 
soldier to defend his country, is in New Orleans. He died July 29th, 

1862, and was buried at sea off Hatteras, on his return from the war. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 361 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Alice Annette, born Aug. 3d, 1847, died Aug. 24th, 1847. 

2. Anna Hubertine, born May 24th, 1849. 

3. Mary Louise, born May 16th, 18.51, died Nov. 22d, 1853. 

4. Eva Wells, born April 12th, 1853. 

5. Mary Denton, born Dec. 30tb, 1855, died Jan. 17th, 1856. 

6. Hubert Holmes, born Feb. 14th, 1857. 

7. Fannie Angel, born March 21st, 1859. 

792. "Nanct Booth," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 22J, 1821, 
to No. (370,) was a teacher at the south ; married Sept. 4th, 1851, Samuel 
Seaver Kuox, son of David and Elizabeth (Seaver,) of Brooklyn, New 
York, his wife, born Jan. 1st, 1822, at Tridelphia, Va. He was a mer- 
chant at Wheeling, Va., but died May 29th, 1854, at Ontonagon, Mich., 
Hear Lake Superior, of hemorrage of the lungs. She has since visited 
England. They had one daughter, Anna,*born Feb. 21st, 1853, but died 
same day. Mrs. Knox has adopted the name of Anna, by which she is 
now known. 

793. " Horace Booth," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Nov. 6th, 
1821, to No. (338 ;) married May 5th,. 1847, No. (1034.) He inherits 
and occupies the old home of his father, and a portion of the farm of his 
grandfather ; has been a hard laboring farmer, but in 1859, entered a part- 
nership with his brother Ralph, and bought a manufacturing establish- 
ment in Winsted, where they make hardware articles. As the war came 
on he returned to his farm. 

THEIB CHILDKEN. 

1. Horace Wilcox, born Oct. 18th, 1849, bap. June, 1850. 

2. Olive Almira, born July 24th, 1856, bap. July 26th, 1857. 

3. Mattie Lucetta, born Oct. 25th, 1863, bap. July 3d, 1864. 

794. " Sarah Butler," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Nov. 23d, 
1817, to No. (452,) baptized Oct. 14th, 1821. Sarah Ann, married Dec. 
24th, 1840, Henry Benton, a dentist, now, A. D. 1861, living in Guilford. 
She was dismissed and recommended by letter to Meriden, March 14th, 
1844. 

795. " Elizabeth Carter," to church Aug. 6th; 1837, bom ' April 
14th, 1821, at New Hartford, to Hermas and his wife Hannah (Booth,) 
daughter of Joseph, baptized in infancy ; dismissed and recommended by 
letter, Jan. 11th, 1844, to first Congregational church in New Hartford. 
She married July 3d, 1861, Milo Shepherdson, son of Stephen, of Cole- 
rain, Mass., and his wife Laura, born April 10th, 1820, at Colerain, now, 
1863, residing on North Main Street, Hartford. 

796. " Lois D. Carter," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, sister of No. (795,) 
born Feb. 6th, 1816, at New Hartford, to Hermas and his wife Hannah 
(Booth,) dismissed and recommended by letter to first Congregational 
church at New Hartford, Jan. 11th, 1844, A. D. 1862, is unmarried and 



362 FIRST CHUECH. 

lives in Hartford with her brother Newton Carter, at the American 
House. She was baptized in infancy, at New Hartford, Conn. 

797. "Maria Churchill," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized same 
time; born Feb. 14th, 1812, to Joseph Churchill of Newington, and Anna 
(Judd,) his wife, now, 1861, unmarried and living with her brother, No. 
(695.) She died Sept. 16th, 1864, aged 53 years. 

798. "EoBEET CoRNWELL," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 16th, 
1801, to No. (296,) by trade a brass founder, never married; died March 
21st, 1839, of consumption, aged 38, of mild temperament and kind dis- 
position. 

799. " Francis Cornwell," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Sept. 
29th, 1822, to No. (4''1;) baptized March 9th, 1823, Francis Edwards, 
graduate at Yale, 1842, to which church he was dismissed and recom- 
mended 1839 or 1840. He sttfdied law, and follows that profession in 
New York State; married Sept. 23d, 1847, Catharine Livingstone Howe, 
of Albany, daughter of Hon. Estes and his wife Anna J. (Willard,) born 
Aug. 18th, 1823. The family now, 1863, residing in Buffalo, N. Y. 
and he follows his profession there. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Edward Livingstone, bom June 24th, 1848, at Lyons, N. Y. 

2. Wm. Carroll, born Aug. 19tli, 1851, at " " 

3. Francis Estes, born Aug. 8th, 1856, " " 

4. Charles Landers^ bom Nov. Isfc, 1858, at Buffalo, " 

800. "Julia Ann Curtiss," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, and baptized 
same time; born March 16th, 1824, to Shubel and his wife, No. (362,) 
married Aug. 24th, 1852, Jarvis Hall, of Millbury, Mass , a brush maker ; 
he died there, March 16th, 1856, aged 25. She was dismissed and rec- 
ommended to Methodist church, Hartford, in 1837. 

801. "Mrs Mart Ann Day, wife of James Day," to church Aug; 6th, 
1837, of English origin. He died April 4th, 1838, aged 25. She re- 
turned to England. They lived in the Moses Seymour House, at the 
foot of- Dublin Hill. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Mary Jane, born , bap. Aug. 20lh, 1837. 

802. " Ltdia M. Doolittle," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Jan. 
24th, 1818, baptized on admission to church ; went south teaching ; married 
Dec. 24th, 1839,Thos. J. Huddleston, of Columbus, Miss., to which place 
and church she was dismissed and recommended by letter 1838 ; she died 
there Jan. 10th, 1844, aged 26. She was daughter of George and his wife, 
No. (640.) 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Melissa Lucinda, bom Sept. 1 1th, 1841, at Warsaw, 111. 

2. Caroline Morse, born Feb. 18th, 1843, at « « 



OF NEW BEITAIN. 363 

803. " George L. Doolittle," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized 
same time ; born Nov. 2d, 1822, to George and his wife, No. (640,) dis- 
missed and recommended by letter to church, in Hartford, A. D. 1839. 

804. "Wm. Ellis, Jun.," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Feb. 4th, 
1821, to No. (717,) graduate at Yale College, 1842; was dismissed and 
recommended to the church there, 1 839, (returned from there by letter, ' 
1848, April lO^h.) Studied medicine and is a practicing physician at 
Washington Harbor, Dorr County, Wis. He married Feb. 29th, 1852, 
P. Jane Boyce, of Canton, Onondago County, New York, daughter of 
Adam and his wife Mary (Weaver,) born Feb. 13th, 1832. He is still ' 
a member of this church. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Henry E. born March 15th, 1853, at Washington Harbor, Wis. 

2. Wm. M. born Sept. 16th, 1855, at " " " 

3. Mary W. born May 22d, 1859, at Mackinaw. 

805. "Mrs. Maria Erwin," to church Aug. 6th 1837, born June 14th, 
1816 to No. (443,) and his wife Rhoda (Belden,) at Cherry Valley, New 
York; married May 18th, 1836, Cornelius Buckley Erwin, son of Peter 
of Boonville, New York, and his wife Lydia (Buckley,) of Eocky Hill, 
Conn., born June 7th, 1811, at Boonville, New York; learned the trade 
of shoe making of his father, came to this place 1832, seeking. for employ- 
ment, worked for North & Stanley ; became partner with Belden, Lee & 
Co., brass founders, and in 1836 a partner with Geo. Lewis, under the 
name of Erwin & Lewis. In Jan. 1839, was engaged at the Lock Fac- 
tory, and in that establishment has become wealthy. At the incorpora- 
tion of the " New Britain Bank," he was chosen its President. He is 

also President of the Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Co., 1867. She 
to South church, 1842, to which he united 1857. They have no children. 

806. " Mason Francis," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Sept. 21st, 
1820, to No. (470 ;) baptized Sept. 16th, 1821. Mason Bernard, mar- 
ried Dec. 13th, 1843, No. (842.) He learned the trade of Jeweler at 
Churchill & Stanley's ; inherited the home of his father, but bought the 
house built by Joshua Carpenter, now occupied and owned by J. A. Picket, 
he lives now, 1861, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was dismissed and recom- 
mended by letter to Chapel Street Church, New Haven, Aug. 25tH, 1852, 
and also his wife. No. (842.) 

THEIB CHILDKEK. 

1. James Elijah, born Jan. 6th, 1846, baptized May 24th, 1846. 

2. Frederick Stanley, born July 1st, 1848, baptized Nov. 30th, 1848, died Oct. 18th, 
1855, aged 7. 

807. " Minerva Gladden," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 
12th, 1818, to No. (522;) married Oct.-7th, 1846, No. (1019,) and was 



364 PIE9T churcJh 

dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Stratford, Sept. 27th, 
1853. 

808. " Edwin Geidlet," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 8th, 
1818, to Ebeuezer and wife, No. (414 ;) was a brass founder by trade 
and occupation, went to Bristol to work at his trade; unmarrried, no evi- 
dence of being dismissed and recommended to any church ; lives now, 1866, 
at Thomaston, Conn. 

809. "Elizabeth Grid let," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born July 
9th, 1817, to Salmon, of Harwinton, and his wife Cynthia (Bull,) 
daughter of John ; never married, she died May 21st, 18'38, aged 21, of 
consumption, at Burlington ; was a sister to Mrs. J. R. King. 

810. "Naomi, wife of Riley Griswold," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, 
born Sept. 24th, 1791, to Noah Stanley and his wife No. (202;) was a 
schoolteacher, intelligent and accomplished; married Nov. 18th, 1818, 
Riley Griswold, of Torringford, son of Norman and his wife Susannah 
(Munson,) born Oct. 23d, 1793; resided corner of Park and Stanley 
sts. ; he died Jan. 31st, 1859, aged 64 ; was in early manhood a school 
teacher; she died March 29th, 1851, aged 60. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lucy Jane, bom Nov. I3th, 1820, bap. on admission to church; see No. (811.) 

2. Susan Munson, bom Sept. 20th, 1822, married March 29th, 1843, Lucius D. 
Blake, son of Harry, see No. (1321.) 

3. Laura Barber, born Dec. 1st, 1824, bap, Aug. 20th, 1837, married June 10th, 
1846, Ransom Hills. 

4. Martha Riley, born March 1st, 1827, bap. Aug. 20th, 1837, married No. (994.) 

5. Cynthia Stanley, born Feb. 28th, 1829, bap. Aug. 20th, 1837, see No. (974._) 

6. Stanley C, born Feb. 27th, 1832, died March 27th, 1833, aged 1. 

7. Mary Adelaide, born March lOth, 1834, died July 9th, 1837, aged 3. 

8. Sophia Adelaide, born June 18th, 1837, bap. Aug. 20th, 1837, mar. April 17th, 
1860, James West, and lives in Petersburg, Va. 

811. "Lucy Jane Griswold," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap. same 
time; born Nov. 13th, 1820, to Riley and his wife No. (810,) married 
May 13th, 1840, Albert A. Mason, a brass manufacturer, now, 1862, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; son of Thomas of Sharon, Ct., and his wife Polly 
(Sherwood;) born Jan. 9th, 1811. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Frederick A., bom Sept. 28th, 1841, at Wolcottville, Ct. 

2. Charies S., born Nov. 18th, 1843, " 

3. Stanley G., born Dec. 25th, 1847, " " 

4. Jennie, born Oct; 24th, 1849, " " " died March 6th, 1855, 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

812. •" George Hart," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap. same time, 
boi'n March 16th, 1801, to Stepfien, jun., and his wife No. (638,) married 



or NEW BRITAIN. 365 

March 2d, 1826, No. (713 ;) she died, when second he married Sept. 11, 
1832, No. (813.) He was by trade a shoemaker, but was occupied in 
teaming and staging, in which he has been successful ; his residence west 
side Central Park ; he and his second wife to South church, 1842 ; she 
died, when third he married. May 6th, 1863, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of 
Wm. Perry, of So. Windham, and daughter of Job Ellsworth of East 
Windsor, and his wife Laura (Osborn,) born Sept. 21st, 1823 ; Mr. Perry 
died May 20th, 1853, aged 34. 

HER CHILDKEN BT FIBST HUSBAND, WM. PEBKT. 

1. Josephine G., born Mav 18th, 1844, at Bast Windsor. 

2. Wm. E., born Dec. 22d', 1846, drowned Aug. 6th, 1855, aged 8, at Willimantic. 

MK. HAKT'S child BT FIRST WIFE, MAKT. 

1. Charles, born , 1827, died Feb. 27th, 1837, aged 10. 

MR. hart's CHILD BT SECOND WJIFB, ELIZABETH. 

2. Wm. H., born July 25th, 1834, bap. Aug. 20th, 1837, married Sept. 19th, 1855, 
Martha Peek, daughter of No. (920.) 

813. "Elizabeth, wife of George Hart," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, 
born Oct. 3lst, 1811, to Cyrus Booth and his wife No. (340,) bap. Dec. 
22d, 1811, Elizabeth Francis, married Sept. 11th, 1882, No. (812;) she 
died of slow consumption April 25th, 1862, aged. 50. 

814. "Jonathan Hart," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Dec. 4th, 
1818, in Kensington, to Eri B. Hart and his wife Lydia (Gilbert,) and 
named Jonathan Thomas, bap. May 23d, 1819, at Kensington ; he is a 
brass founder, learned of No. (381,) and married, June 3d, 1842, Maria, 
his daughter, No. (862 ;) he carried on business some years in this place, 
when he located in Kensington, at the place called " Percival's Mills," 
where he has built largely, and drives business extensively and success- 
fully ; they were received to Kensington church from this by letter, Dec. 
1854; he second married Sept. 20th, 1864, Ahce R. Upson of Kensing- 
ton. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Louisa M., born Aug. 28th, 1845, married Oct. 20th, 1866, Frederic A. Cowles, 
of Southington. 

2. Sarah W., bom Aug. 18th, 1847, died May 30th, 1864, aged 16 years, 9 mos. 

3. Ella M., born Nov. 1 1th, 1849, died Nov. 28th, 1860, of consumption, aged 11. 

4. Era Thomas, born July 25th, 1852. 

5. Francis Gillette, born March 15th, 1855. 

6. Leumas Pease, born June Uth, 1858. 

815. " Samuel W. Hart," to church Aug, 6th, 1837, born May 22d, 
1825, to No. (311,) graduated at Yale 1855, married Oct. 22d, 1851, 
Cordelia M. Smith, daughter of No. (652,) is now, 1863, a successful 
practicing physician in this town ; has traveled in Europe ; was to South 



366 FIRST CHURCH 

church 1842; occupies the home of his father on west side Central Park. 
His wife born June 7th, 1828, bap. June 14th, 1829; to South church 
1847; died June 10th, 1857, aged 29; he second married Nov. 10th, 
1864, at St. Mark's church, Margaret C. Smyth, daughter of Wm. B. and 
his wife Annie (Goldsborough.) 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Louise, born Oct. 8th, 1852. 

2. Gerald Waldo, born July 23d, 1856. 

816. " JuLiAETTE Hart," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born May 20th' 
1820, to No. (917) and his wife No. (724;) baptized Nov. 13th, 1831, 
Juhette Andrews; married June 27th, 1838, Imly Bird Veits, son of 
John of Granby, and his wife A.bigail (Eno) of Simsbury ;) born Dec. 
19th, 1808; he is a farmer, and lives with his father Hai-t on Arch st. ; 
she was dismissed and received to Granby, 1841, by letter ; she died Feb. 
23d, 1842, aged 22, when second he marfied June 27th, 1843, her sister. 
No. (936.) 

817. "Royal S. Hall," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Dec. 20th, 
1816, at Newington, to Dr. Archibald and his wife Harriet (Deming;) 
baptized May 5th, 1822, at Newington, Royal Sereno; was clerk to Stan- 
ley & Whaples, went south, and died in Milledgeville, Geo., Oct. 1st, 
1842, aged 26 ; his mother, daughter of Robert Deming and Lucy 
(Blinn,) his wife, both of Newington; he never married.; was brother of 
No. (818.) 

818. "Cornelia Hall," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, sister of No. 
(817,) born Dec. 28th, 1820, to Dr. Archibald at Newington; baptized 
May 6th, 1822, "Cornelia Hale;" married Sept. 7th, 1841, George And- 
rus, son of Anson of Leyden, N. Y. ; they lived in Berlin ; he died there 
Jan. 26th, 1848, of small pox, when second she married, March 13th, 
1850, Lyman Beckley, son of Orrin and his wife Harriet (Patterson ;) 
he was born July 10th, 1815, at Berlin ; he shot himself with a pistol in 
despondency or derangement, at his own hired house in this place, Sept. 
13th, I860, aged 45; she dismissed and recommended by letter to Soutii 
church, Nov. 26th, 1858. 

HEK CHILDKEN BT FIRST HUSBAND. 

1. Hellen M., born Aug. 6th, 1842; excelled in vocal music; she died Oct 18ih, 
1866, of yellow fever, at New Orleans, aged 24. 

2. George Barton, born Oct. 12th, 1845, lives with his grandfather at Lyden, N. Y., 
1863. 

CHILDREN BT HER SECOND HUSBAND. 

3. Hattie, bom Dt;c. 2d, 1851. 

4. Carolecna, born Jan. 13th, 1855. 

819. "Mrs. Phebb Hough," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, wife of No. 
(756,) daughter of No. (217,) born July 30th, 1780, married Aug. 31st, 
1809, No. (756 ;) she died Nov. 9th, 1843, aged 63. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 367 

820. "Elizabeth Hough," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Feb. 29th, 
1824, at Meriden, to No. (756;) dismissed and recommended by letter, 
March 29th, 1849, to Missionary Church, Choctaw Nation; her 'name 
Elizabeth Jerusha; has been a teacher and missionary at Little Rock, 
Ark., and also among the Oneidas, N. Y. ; now, 1861, unmarried, and is 
in Michigan. 

821. "Mrs. Luot Hull," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, widow of Elijah 
Hull, from Farmington, son of Isaac, daughter of No. (175,) born Jan. 
26th, 1777, married April 7th, 1800; he died May 8th, 1817; they lived 
at the foot of "Half-way Hill," where now, 1861, Barzillai Deming owns 
and occupies. She was dismissed and recommended by letter, Aug. 24th, 
1845, to church in Sherman, Chatauque Co., N. Y., where she died Nov. 
1st, 1850, at the home of her son George. 

THEIR CHILDKBN. 

1. Maria, born Dec. 9th, 1801, see No. (580.) 

2. John Pennfield, born Sept. 10th, 1803. 

3. Romeo, born , died Aug. 20th, 1814, aged 10. 

4. George, born , married widow Sally Spencer, of Killingworth ; lives 
at Sherman, N. Y. 

5. Samuel, born , married Abi Adams, in Wis. ; lives there. 

6. Lucy Jane, bora March, 1816, died Dec, 1834, aged 18. 

822. "Mrs. Eliza Judd," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap. same 
time ; daughter of James Howd of East Hartford, and his wife Martha 
(Williams,) born Jan. 6th, 1813, married Jan. 29th, 1836, No. (1119 ;) 
she to South church 1842, but returned by letter, March 3d, 1844. 

823. "Oliver H. Judd," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized same 
time; born Nov. 30th, 1816, to John and his wife No. (637,) a jeweller 
by trade, but in 1861 an extensive manufacturer of hardware; residence 
on corner of west Main and Washington sts. ; married April loth, 1838, 
No. (959,) who died, when second he married, Jan. 5th, 1860, Evelina 
Atkins, of Bristol, daughter of Rev. Ireneas and his wife Eunice (Beck- 
with,) born April 7th, 1825. He has contributed much to church music 
by playing double bass. 

THEIR CHILD. 

EoUin D., born June 9th, 1840, see No. (1377.) 

824. "Harriet N. Lampson," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap. same 
time, "Harriet Newel" Lampson; daughter of Sylvanus and Martha 
(Gillett,) his wife, of East Hartford; born June 18th, 1819, at Granby, 
Ct. ; she was dismissed and recommended to South church, by letter, Dec. 
25th, 1845, received there 1846; married Nov., 1845, Amon L. Finch, 

^on of Caleb and his wife Lucy (Gilbert, daughter of Seth,) born Feb. 
20th, 1817, at Simsbury; she died Feb. 16th, 1853, aged 35; he is a 



368 i-IEST CHURCH 

hame maker, corner of Pearl and Orchard sts., factory back of house, 
was burned down 1856. 

THEIK CHILDEEN. 

1. Katie, born 

2. Ann, bom 

825. "Almira S. Lee," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 9th, 
1812, to No. (356;) educated at Troy, N. Y. ; married, Oct. 17th, 1837,' 
Andrew K. Hunt, of Charlestown, Mass., assistant cashier of the Suffolk 
Bank, Boston; born Aug. 26th, 1811; she dismissed and recommended 
by letter to Winthrop church, Charlestown, Mass., 1837; a woman of 
uncommon attractions; she died Dec. 14th, 1841, aged 28, he died July 
25th, 1853, aged 42, and both buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, at Maiden, 
Mass. ; they left no posterity. 

826. "Angeline Lee," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Jan. 4th, 1824, 
to No. (356,) educated at Baltimore, married Oct. 13th, 1852, at Burling- 
ton, Iowa, Mark Howard, Esq., son of Mark of Devonshire, Eng., and 
Mary Ann (Bees,) his wife, of Somersetshire, Eng., born May 27th, 1817, 
in the county of Kent, Eng., came to this country 1830, located in the 
city of Hartford, and now, 1861, president of the Merchants Insurance 
Company ; Mrs. Angeline Howard was dismissed and recommended by 
letter, March 9th, 1854, to the North Congregational church, Hartford. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Angeline Lee, bom Nov. 6th, 1854. 

2. Amy Lee, bom Jan. 7th, 1857. 

3. Win. Lee, born Nov. 1st, 1 860. 

4. Myia Lee, bom Nov. 23d, 1862. 

827. "Mart Mills," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized same time; 
born Nov. 29th, 1825, to Alvin and his wife Dorothy (Ford,) of Plym- 
outh; married, Sept. 6th, 1849, Russel Lewis Perkins, son of Lewis and 
Aurelia (Morse,) his wife ; born May 14th, 1827, and is a mechanic ; 
volunteer in the 14th Regt., Co. F., from Aug., 1862 to June, 1865. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eva Mary, bom Aug. 15th, 1853. 

2. Lewis Elmore, born Oct. 3d, 1855. 

828. "Elisha Mix," to church Aug. 6th, 1837; son of James of 
West Hartford, and his wife Lucy (Steele,) bora Nov. 17th, 1818, at 
Watertown, Ct. ; married, July 10th, 1843, Amelia Edmonds, daughter 
of James of Bristol, and Eliza, his wife, (English family to America, 
1832;) he now, 1861, lives at Manlius, Allegan Co., Mich.; is Col. and 
surveyor ; never dismissed by letter. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 369 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Eosina, born Sept. 1st, 1846, at New Haven. 

2. Elisha, born Jan. 18th, 1850, " " 

829. "Fredeeic Henry North," to church Aug. 6ih, 1837, bora 
Aug. 10th, 1824, to No. (449) and his wife No. (396;) graduated at 
Yale College 1846, dismissed and recommended by letter, 1842, to church 
there; married, Aug. 28th, 1850, Mary Elizabeth North, daughter of 
No. (743,) and his wife No. (744 ;) born Oct. 9th, 1833. He inherits the 
home and wealth of his father, is engaged in extensive manufacturing, 
and is liberal in his benefactions. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Charles Frederic, born April 24th, 1854. 

2. Grace Eugene, born Aug. 4th, 1856, in Paris, France. 

3. May Fredorica, bom Feb. 19th, 1862. 

830. "Sarah North," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Aug. 28th, 
1820, to No. (330) and his second wife No. (411;) baptized Nov. 5th, 
1820, Sarah Rogers; married, Aug. 19lh, 1847, Samuel Brace, of New- 
ington, son of Rev. Joab, D. D., and his wife Lucy (Collins ;) he born 
Feb. 24th, 1817, at Newington, graduated at Yale College, 1841 ; been a 
teacher, but now, 1861, manufacturer in New Britain, and in 1866 in 
New Haven. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Samuel North, born May 14th, 1848, died Aug. 29th, 1849, aged 16 months. 

2. Henry MUls, born Nov. 17tli, 1849, died Feb. 4th, 1850, aged 3 months. 

831. "Hubert F. North," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born- Nov. 13, 

1822, to No. (330) and his 2d wife No. (411 ;) he graduated at Yale Coll. 
1843 ; was dismissed and recommended by letter to the church of Yale, 
1840; he studied law with Ex. Gov. Ellsworth, married, Sept. 1st, 1852, 
Jane M. Hendrick, born May 11th, 1825, at Milton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
to Abel and his wife Harriet (Upson.) He became a manufacturer, and 
at first settled with his father; he was for a time sup't of S. School at 
the South church; his health was poor for several years; he purchased 
the residence of No. (1190,) 1861, improved and beautified it. If be 
was facetious and eccentric, yet he possessed a kind and benevolent heart;, 
he died Oct. 27th, 1863, of consumption, aged 41 years, 14 days, sincerely 
lamented. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Louisa Cordelia, born May 7th, 1862. 

832. "Adeline North," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born May 26th, 

1823, to No. (443) and his wife Rhoda Belden, daughter of No. (158 ;)h 
she went south as a teacher, and was a sweet singer ; she married,, at 

24 



370 FIRST CHURCH 

Marion, 1847, Eobert R. Kiinbal, of Eutaw, Ala., eleven days before her 
death ; she died of consumption July, 1847, at Eutaw, Ala., aged 24. 

833. "Harvey Pennfield," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born June 
7th, 1816, to No. (469;) a brass worlier, lives on Stanley St., near its 
junction with North st; married, Oct. 21st, 1839, No. (889;) he is very 
useful as nurse in sickness 

TIIEIB CHILDREN. 

1. Lorin Dwight, bom June 15th, 1840, bap. 1840, 1862 a private in Co. A, 13th 
Regt., C. v., and in 1863 a clerk at N. 0., in Medical Department; married, June 
20th, 1866, Carrie McNary. 

2. Mary Angeline, born Feb. 5th, 1842, mar., Oct. 19th, 1864, Edwin E. Hubbard. 

3. George Henry, born June 14th, 1843, bap. Nov. 19th, 1843; volunteer in Co. K, 
14th Regt., C. v.; he died Dec. 20th, 1862, at Hospital, D. C, of consumption, and 
buried In New Britain, Dec. 25th, 1862. 

4. Catharine Ann, born March 15th, 1845, bap. Aug. 21st, 1845, married, Oct. 12th, 
1863, Chas. A. Dorman, son of Allen ; he was an army steward at Port Royal, 1863. 

5. Chas. Frederic, born Jan. 1st, 1847, bap. June 27th, 1847. 

834. "Ltdia Pennfield," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born May 29th, 

1819, to No. (469 ;) married, Sept. 16th, 1844, Charles H. Hills, of Far- 
mington ; she was dismissed and recommended to Farmington church by 
letter, and received there May 4th, 1845; she died there June 8th, 1850 
aged 31. 

835. "Mart Ann Pennfield," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Oct. 
4th, 1813, to No. (469;) married, Oct. 30th, 1839, Omri L. Hart, son of 
Zina, of Avon, and his wife Rhoda (Griswold ;) she was dismissed and 
recommended by letter to Sherman, N. Y., 1840 ; she died Dec. 6th, 
1853, aged 40; he married second, and lives in Avon, 1861. 

836. "Isabella Parker," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Oct. 4th, 
1813, at Coventry, N. T., to Hiland Parker and his wife Lydia fPratt,) 
daughter of No.' (345,) and his second wife No. (271;) married, Sept. 
1st, 1841, Benjamin Blake, born March 3d, 1817, at Winchester, Ct., to 
Ithuriel and his wife Wealthy (Benedict,) by trade a joiner, but now a 
farmer, 1862, in Coventryville, N. Y. ; she was dismissed and recom- 
mended to church in Coventryville, N. Y., Sept., 1841, where she was 
received April, 1842, and now resides. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Franklin J., born Sept. 1st, 1843, died Nov. 18th, 1851, aged 8. 

2. Andrew Pratt, born Sept. 16th, 1845. 

837. " Almeda Recor," to church Aug. 6tli, 1837 ; born Dec. 17th, 

1820, to Jesse, and his wife. No. (527,) baptized Dec. 16th, 1821, "Nancy 
Almeda," married May 6th, 1845, Sheldon Hills, of Farmington. She 
was dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Plainville, Feb. 
5th, 1846. She died Feb. 17th, 1849, aged 29. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 371 

838. " Mrs. Philena Rowley," to church August 6th, 1837 ; born 
Feb. 11th, 1815, to Israel Buck, of Wyalnsing, Pa., and his wife Eliza- 
beth (Webb,) married Oct. Uth, 1832, No. (866,) dismissed and recom- 
mended by letter to church in West Avon. 

839. " Adahne, wife of Ephraim Sanders," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 ; 
born 1813, to Shubel Curtiss, and his wife, No. (362,) married Ephraim 
Sanders, son of Timothy, of Granby, he died, when she married, second, 
Thomas Butler, of Hartford. She died October, 1839, aged 26. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

3. Harriet, born , married April 10th, 1853, Elbert Eowe, of Fair Haven. 

4. Jane, born , married Allen, of Waterbury. 

840. " Harriet Smith," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 ; born Sept. 29th, 
1820, to No. (337,) and his wife, No. (472,) baptized June 3d, 1821, 
" Harriet Strong," married May 14th, 1845, Horace Brown of Newing- 
ton, son of Zacheus, of Killingly, Ct., and his wife Sarah (Hale,) of 
Wethersfield, born Dec. 22d, 1810, at Trenton, N. Y. ; a joiner by trade, 
but now, 1861, a farmer, his residence, corner of High and Willow streets, 
has been successful in business, and has a beautiful home. She to South 
church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILD. 

Katie Maria, born Sept. 7th, 1857. 

841. "Maria Smith," to church Aug. 6th, 1837; born April 11th, 

1816, to No. (337,) and his second wife, No. (472,) bp-ptized Oct. 19th, 

1817, " Sally Maria," married May 1st, 1832, Grove W. Loomis, son of 
Abijah, of New Hartford, and his wife Margaret (Barrett,) born Dec. 
21st, 1808, at New Hartford; traveled south, engaged in manufacturing 
in Southwest district, but located in the village and engaged in merchan- 
dize ; bought the house built by Ebenezer Booth, owned by Samuel Judd, 
and lately sold to George Hart and moved off. He was standing in his 
store' when he was struck by lightning, and died July 12th, 1856, aged 
49, after lingering eleven months. She married, second, July 25th, 1860, 
No. (1015). She to South church, 1842. 

THEIK CHILDEEN. 

1. Ellen Lucretia, born Jnl)' 11th, 1840, died Aug. 4th, 1843, aged 3. 

2. Louisa Maria, bom Dec. 26th, 1842, died Jan. 31st, 1856, aged 14. 

3. Harriet Cornelia, born Feb. 14th, 1847. 

4. Georgia Augusta, born July 22d, 1851, died Dec. 30th, 1856, aged 5. 

842. Elizabeth Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 , born March 
18th, 1822, to No. (921,) and his wife, No. (529,) baptized Dec. 15th, 



872 riEST CHURCH 

1822, at Farmington, " Elizabeth Langdon," married Dec. 12tti, 1843, 
No. (806.) She was a milliner by trade and occupation. She and hus- 
band were dismissed and recommended by letter, August 25th, 1852, to 
Chapel street church. New Haven. 

843. " Margaret Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837; born Nov. 
26th, 1820, to Jesse, and his second wife, No. (403.) married Dec. 31st, 
1844, John E. Cowles, of Farmington, son of Martin, and his second 
wife, Harriet (Wells,) born Nov. 4th, 1819; residence, next door south 
of his father's home, Farmington street. She to Farmington church, by 
letter from this church, April 27th, 1845. 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. Henry Martin, bom Oct. 1st, 1845. 

2. Eoswell Wells, born Oct. 17th, 1850, died January 2d, 1851, aged 11 weeks. 

3. Gertrude Stanley, born Peb. IBth, 1852, died Nov. 6th, 1854, aged 2 years, 
8 months and 18 days. 

4. Mfelanie Stanley, born Dec. 5th, 1854, died March 8th, 18.'i7, aged 2 years, 3 
months and 3 days. 

5. John Stanley, born April 28th, 1857. 

6. Caroline Griffin, born March 1st, 1859, died Sept. 1st, 1863, aged 4 years and 
6 months. 

7. Sarah North, born Sept. 7th, 1862, died Sept. 6th, 1863, aged 1 year. 

844. " Almira Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837; born March 
20th, 1818, a twin daughter to Jesse, and his second wife, No. (403,) 
married June 15th, 1843, George S. Coe, of Newport, R. I., son of Adam, 
and his wife Ann (Pease,) born March 27th, 1817. She was dismissed 
and r'ecommended, Feb. 5th, 1846, to Second Presbyterian church, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Lucy Ann, born August 2d, 1843, died October 10th, 1846, aged 3 years and 2 
months. 

2. George Stanley, born Jan. 1st, 1849, died Sept 19th, 1849, aged 9 months. 

3. Edward Prime, born Feb. 2d, 1851. 

4. Alice Stanley, born Nov. 17th, 1852. 

5. Elizabeth Blake, born Dec. 22d, 1855. 

845. " Nancy D. Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 ; born August 
18th, 1815, to No. (438,) and his wife, No. (1295,) married Nov. 15th, 
1838, John H. <5rOodwin, of Hartford, born March 2d, 1809, to John, and 
his ^ife Anna (Belden.) She was dismissed and recommended by letter 
to Hartford, 1839. She died Jan. 15th, 1849, aged 83 ; left no posterity. 

846. " Lot Stanley," to church August 6th, 1837 ; born July 8th, 
1820, to No. (550,) and his wife. No. (339.) He died Nov. 12th, 1839, 
aged 19. 

847. "Martha Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1887 ; born Aug. 11th, 
1822, to No. (550,) and his wife, No. (339,) married May 12th, 1845, 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 373 

Augustus North, son of No. (443,) born March 8th, 1819 ; now, 1861, a ■ 
merchant in Brooklyn, N. Y. She was dismissed and recommended by- 
letter, April 26th, 1846, to church in Cleveland, Ohio. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. William Stanley, bora April 12th, 1846. 

2. Frederick Augustus, born March 21st, 1850. 

848. " Amzi Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 ; born Nov. 27th, 
1823, to Cyrus, and his wife. No. (422,) married Oct. 12th, 1848, at Een- 
salier, Ind., Esther Hughs, daughter Thomas, and Mary Jones, of Indiana, 
his wife. She was born Nov. 28th, 1829, her parents were from Derby- 
shire, England. He was dismissed and recommended by letter, 1841, 
to church in Indiana, where he engaged in merchandize, but lost his health 
and returned, and died here Sept. 2d, 1854, aged 31, of consumption. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Emily Eowena, born April 18th, 1849, at Indiana, died Feb. 14th, 1850. 

2. Isaac Lee, born April 8th, 1851, at Rensalier. 

3. Cyrus Thomas, born Feb. 17th, 1853, at Rensalier. 

849. " Noah "W. Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Nov. 19th, 
1794, to Noah, and his third wife. No. (202,) married Oct. 26th, 1824, 
No. (850.) He was a successful farmer and inherited the home of his 
father in Stanley quarter-; has been a teacher and school visitor" many 
years, and greatly interested in agricultural pursuits and societies ; was 
one of the standing committee of the church in 1857, been much engaged 
in public business and reforms. 

850. " Mrs. Lauka F., wife of Noah W. Stanley," to church Aug. 6th, 
18S7, baptised same time ; born March 19th, 1804, to Oliver Stanley, and 
his wife Fanny (Booth,). She was an only daughter of her parents, and 
was sister of No. (675,) married Oct. 26th, 1824, No. (849.) 

THEIR ONLY CHILD. 

Helen Melissa, born Jan. 28th, 1826, bap. August 20th, 1837, died April 29th, 
1843, aged 17. 

851. John Stanley, 2d," to church Aug. 6th, 1837 ; born Sept. 22d, 
1808, to No. (442,) and his second wife. No. (319,) married May 28th, 
1843, Mary Lyman Francis, daughter of Selah, of Candor, N. Y., and 
his wife Roxy (Buckley,) of Rocky Hill, Ct. ; she died Oct 14th, 1849, 
aged 34, when he married, second. May, 1855, Martha J. Forbes, daugh- 
ter of Charles, of East Hartford, and his wife (Ward,) born , 
died Feb. 2£th, 1859, aged 27. He was a brass manufacturer in Hart 
quarter until , when he bought out the house and former home of 
James Booth, sen., and moved it to Walnut street, when he built on the 



374 FIRST CHURCH 

old site. He was dismissed and recommended by letter to South church, 
April, 1856. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Mary Lyman, born July 23d, 1845, bap. Dec. 6th, 1846. 

2. John Pembroke, bom Oct. Uth, 1849. 

SECOND wife's CHILD. 

3. Charles Forbes, born Feb. 18th, 1859. 

852. " Selah Steele," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born April 19th, 
1764, to Ebenezer, and his wife, No. (148 ;) was in the war of the Rev- 
lution; married April Uth, 1786, No. (853,) lived in Southwest district, 
on the side of the mountain, where now, 1861, his son Roswell owns and 
occupies; was a plain, honest farmer ; "converted to Christ late in life; 
was a fine specimen of plain living, and honest industry of the " olden 
times." He died Oct. 22d, 1845, aged 82. 

853. " Mrs. Trial Steele," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, baptized same 
time, born May 12th, 17,63, to John Stedman, and his wife Mary (Hotch- 
kiss,) married April 14th, 1786, No. (852 ;) her father was a weaver and 
learned his trade of Deacon Bull, of Farmington ; her mother was daugh- 
ter of No. (67,) and was a woman of superior mind. Mrs. Trial Steele 
died, April 16th, 1856, aged 93. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Amy, born July 5th, 1787, see No. ("642,) ' 

2. Selah, born May 25th, 1789, see No. (482.; 

3. Ira, born Aug. 16th, 1792, married Oct. 30th, 1817, No. (910.) 

4. Roswell S., born Nov. 25th, 1796, see No. (514.) 

5. Diadema, born Oct. 6th, 1798, see No. (390.) 

6. Mary, born May 12th, 1802, see No. (1253.) 

7. Thirza, born July 11th, 1804, married April 11th, 1824, No. f676.) 

854. " Elisha Mason Stoddard," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, bap- 
tized same time, born Jan. 6th, 1811, at Newington, to Elisha, and his 
wife Bula (Wells,) daughter of Deacon James Wells. He learned the 
jeweler's trade of North & Churchill, in this place, traveled at the west, 
and was for several years engaged in Connecticut on railroad ; married 
Oct. Ist, 1850, Julia Merriman, of Southington, daughter of Anson, and 
his wife Fanny (Hubbard ;) located now, 1862, in Dixon, 111. She was 
born June 12th, 1829. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Willie, bom June 22d 1855, died Jan. 21st, 1857, aged 18 months. 

2. Fanny, born Jan. 5th, 1857. 

855. Mrs. Almira Strickland," to church August 6th, 1837, born 
July 27th, 1816, to Elihu Burritt, sen., and his wife, No. (290,) married 
Nov. 24th, 1836, Stepheu Lyman Strickland, son of Stephen, of Glasten- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 375 

bury, and his wife Nancy (Tryon,) of Middletown, born Sept. 22d, 1813, 
at Glastenbury, a brick mason by trade, but for several years, and now, 
1861, engaged in merchandize ; his residence, back from Main street, op- 
posite his block of brick buildings ; is warden of the borough, and been 
active in enlarging and beautifying the village. He died March 24th, 
1865, in his 52d year. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Ann Cornwell, born Jan. 24th, 183S, bap. 1838, see No. (1128.) 

2. Ellen Louisa, bom Nov. 16th, 1840, bap. Aug. 3d, 1845, see No. (1183.) 

856. "Thomas Tkact," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born May 10th, 
1809, to Fanning, of Canterbury, and his wife Lucy (Adams,) of Lisbon. 
He is a machinist of inventive genius; married Nov. 26th, 1835, No. 
(926,) she died, when he married, second, Sept. 23d, 1847, No. (1035.) 
His present residence is in Stanley quarter, the house formerly of Jesse 
Stanley, and after him Nehemiah Peck. Mr. Tracy has gained a great 
celebrity as a mechanic, in perfecting the hook and eye machines, and 
especially in the construction of " Isham's bank lock." 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Elizabeth Adams, born Aug. 17th, 1836, bap. Aug. 20th, 1837, see No. (1173.J 

2. Emily, born , bap. 1840, died Aug. 2d, 1843, aged 6. 

3. Lucy Augusta, born June 27th, 1840, bap. 1840, see No. ( .) 

4. '] ^ f Thomas Edwin, born Jan. 10th, 1843, bap. Aug. 3d, 1843 ; a three years 

( ^ J volunteer in Co. G, 6th Keg. C. V., and died Jan. 30th, 1862, at "Port 

I g ) Roval, S. C. 

5. J ■ ( William Edgar, born Jan. 10th, 1843, bap. Aug. 3d, 1843, see No. (1325.) 

6. George, born June 27th, 1845, died Sept. 20th, 1845, aged 3 months. 

BEOOND wife's CHILD. 

7. Hattie, born Aug. 23d, 1851, bap. Jan. 16th, 1853. 

857. " Jane N. Upson," to church August 6th, 1837, born Feb. 9th, 
1821, to No. (450,) and his wife, No. (317,) married Nov. 8th, 1841, 
William L. Coan, born Deo. 20th, 1822, to Davis, of Guilford, and his 
wife Catharine (Fowler.) He is, 1862-3, a missionary to ex-slaves at 
Fortress Monroe. The family formerly lived at Chelsea and Mt. Wash- 
ington, Mass. She was dismissed and recommended by letter to church in 
Meriden, 1840. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

3. Jane C, bom March 2d, 1845, died, aged 17 months. 

2. .Jennie E., born Sept. 6th, 1849. 

3. William N., bora Nov. 30th, 1855. 

4. Ernest L. born Sept. 7th, 1858, died, aged 14 days. 

858. " CuBTiss Whaples," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born Nov. 21st, 
1804, in Newington, to Elisha, and his wife Nancy (Blinn,) bred a mer- 
chant; married June 12th, 1827, Betsey Lee, daughter of No. (351,) and 



376 FIKST CHURCH 

his wife, No. (348,) born March 27th, 1804 (probably.) She died Dec. 
10th, 1836, aged 82, when he married, second. May 2d, 1838, Elizabeth 
Curtiss Lusk, of New Hartford, daughter of Solomon, and his wife, No. 
(880.) Mr. AVhaples has distinguished himself as a salesman ; his resi- 
dence is on Main street; to South church, 1842. 

THEIE CHILDEEN. 

1. Charles Curtiss, born March 13th, 1828, bap. Aug. 13th, 1837. 

2. Elizabeth Lee, born Sept. 10th, 1829, bap. Aug. 13th, 1837, married June 23d, 
1851, George R. Post. 

CHILDREN BT SECOND WIFE. 

3. Infant, born Aug. 11th, 1840, died March 11th, 1841. 

4. Amelia Meigs, born Aug. 11th, 1841, bap. 1841, died Sept. 18th, 1842, aged 13 
months and 5 days. 

5. Meigs Haywood, born July 16th, 1845; clerk in New Britain bank, 1863. 

6. Isabella, born Nov. 4th, 1850. 

859. " Elizabeth P. Whittlesey," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born 
Nov. 1st, 1822, to No. (321,) married Oct. 27th, 1847, Rev. Charles W. 
Camp, son of Joel, and his wife Comfort (Whittlesey.) He is now, 1863, 
pastor of a Congregational church at Sheboygan, Wis. She was dismissed 
and recommended by letter, March 22d, 1846, to the Church of the Pu- 
ritans, New York. 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Lilly C, born April 27th, 1849, at Genesee, Wis. 

2. Charles E., born April 25th, 1S52, in Genesee, Wis. 

3. George W., born July 19th, 1854, at Sheboj'gan, Wis., died Aug. 14th, 1854, 
aged one month. 

4. Mary E., born June 7th, 1857, at Sheboygan, Wis., died Sept. 19th, 1858, aged 
15 months. 

5. Edgar Whittlesey, born Feb. 27th, 1860, at Sheboygan, Wis. 

6. Homer, born April 11th, 1863, at Sheboygan, .Wis. 

860. " Eliphalet Whittlesey," to church Aug. 6th, 1837,- born 
May Uth, 1821, to No. (321,) graduated at Yale College in 1842; dis- 
missed and recommended there by letter, 1839. Ordained and installed 
pastor of a church, 1851, in Bath, Maine ; married Oct. 31st, 1854, Ann 
Augusta Patten, born Oct, 5th, 1834, to George V. Patten, and his wife 
Hannah (Thomas,) at Bath, Me. He was in early manhood a teacher at 
the south ; has traveled, (since his settlement in the ministry.) in Europe 
for his health. Now, 1862, he is Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory in 
Bowdoin College, Maine, and chaplain in 19 th Reg. Maine Vols., and 
went to Virginia in Aug. 1862 ; in Sept., 1862, was promoted to colonel, 
and was on the staff of General Howard. 



OP NEW BRITAIN. 377 

THEIR CHILDKEN. 

1. George Patten, bom Feb. 24th, 1856, at Bath, Mo. 

2. Mary Howard, born Jan. 31st, 1860, at Bath, Me. 

3. Frederick William, bom July 13th, 1861, at Bath, Me. 

861. " Betsey Woodeuff," to church August 6th, 1837, born May 
19th, 1818, to No. (381,) and his wife, No. (557,) married October 8th, 
1838, No. (890 ;) both to South church, 1842. She died Oct. 1st, 1845, 
at Hamburg, Tenn. 

862. " Maria Wooodruff," to church Aug. 6th, 1837, born May 5th, 
1820, to No. (381,) and his wife. No. (557,) married June 3d, 1842, No. 
(814,) dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Kensington, 
Dec, 1864. She died June 5th, 1862, aged 42, at Kensington. 

863. "Alma Woodruff," to church Aug. 6th, 1S37, by letter from 
church in Lenox, Mass., born Aug. 19th, 177], an Albino, to No. (565,) 
and his wife, No. (566,) she died July 9th, 1853, aged 82; never mar- 
ried ; to South church, 1842. 

864. " JuLiDS Parker," to church Sept, 10th, 1837, by letter from 
church in Meriden, born July 10th, 1805, at Meriden, to Denison, and 
Lydia (Bradley,) his wife, married Jan. 31st, 1838, No. (891.) His res- 
idence and factory, on corner of Arch and Walnut streets ; has been a 
merchant, but now, 1861, is a manufacturer; been successful in business 
and trade, and liberal in his benefactions. 

THEIK CHILDEEN. 

1. Ellen Warner, born Oct, 18th, 1842, bap. Aug. 6th, 1843, see No. (1179.J 

2. Charles Julius, born Oct. 21st, 1849, bap. June, 1850, see No. (1392.) 

865. "Mrs. Esther Pinks," to church Sept. 17th, 1837, by letter 
from church in East Statford, Conn ; born Oct. 5th, 1799, to Henry Flint, 
of Concord, Mass., and his wife Bulah (Wheeler ;) married Nov. 7th, 
1822, Jonathan Chapin Pinks, (son of John, one of the army of Bur- 
goyne as a tailor ;) born Aug. 20th, 1797 ; came to this town soon after 
marriage and lived in Stanley quarter; he died March 24th, 1841, aged 
43. She by industry and economy built a house on Elm Street, where 
now, 1861, she resides, having returned from Hanover, in Meriden, to 
which church she was recommended 1857, but returned 1860, by letter 
from that church. 

TKEIE CHILDEEK. 

1. John Henry, born Sept. 13th, 1823, died July 6th, 1837, aged 13. 

2. Luther Chapin, born March 10th, 1825, at Boston. 

I ^d'ZSeT' { --■ '^"^ ^"'y «*' ^«"' } - fo. %V) 

5. Esther Flint, born July 22d, 1830, see No. (981.) 

6. Mary Ballard, born Jan. 16th, 1832; married May 8th, 1853, Eufus 01cott,of 
Waterbury. 



378 FIRST CHURCH 

7. Wm. Wisner, born Jan. 12th, 1835, married Abbe E. Hall, of Wallingford. 

8. Ellen Tamar, born Nov. 6th, 1836, see No. (1287.) 

9. Sarah Elizabeth, born March 3d, 1839, bap. 1840 ; see No. (1122.) 
10. Marion Esther, born April 8th, 1840, see No. (1288.) 

866. " Leander p. Rowley," to church Sept. 17th, 18.37, by letter 
from church in Farmingtoii; born Feb. 15th, 1812, in Farmington, to 
Simeon and his wife Elizabeth (Griswold,) of New Britain, daughter of 
Ashbel. He married Oct. 11th, 1832, No. (838.) He was admitted to 
Farmington church, 1829, and baptized same time ; he was a shoe maker; 
learned of George Hart, of this place; both dismissed and recommended 
by letter to church in West Avon. He enlisted into the army fo put down 
the great "slave holders' rebellion," of 1861-2, as sergeant drummer in 
the 8th regiment Conn. Volunteers; was in the battle at Roanoke Island, 
Newbern and Fort Macon, when his health failed and he returned. 

THEIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Biirdette L. born May 22d, 1834, at Farmington ; married May 20th, 1855, Sarah 
Grant. 

2. Mary P. born April 12th, 1836, at Farmington. 

3. Perrin W. born April 9th, 1841, at Avon. 

4. Bumham C. born Aug. 22d, 1844, at " 

5. Edgar Percival, born June 26th, 1850, at Farmington. 

867. " Eliza G. Snath," to church Sept. 17th, 1887, by letter from 
Farmington ; daughter of Simeon Rowley, of Farmington, sister of No. 
(866;) born Dec. 25th, 1802 ; to church in Farmington, 1821, and bap- 
tized same time; married Feb. 15th, 1825, Chester Snath, son of Joseph 
and his wife Jane (Wilcox ;) born April 14th, 1800, at Burlington. She 
died Aug. 18th, 1854, aged 52, at Hartford. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Harriet Eliza, born Oct. 22d, 1826 ; married June, 1848, Geo. Hollister. She 
died Aug. 12th, 1852. 

2. Mary Jenette, born July 22d, 1828 ; bap. Dec. 13th, 1829, at Farmington. 

3. Henry Rowley, born Dec. 9th, 1833, at New Britain, and bap. there, Oct. 8th, 
1837. 

868. " Emilt H. Watrous," to church Sept. 24th, 1837, by letter 
from West Springfield, Mass. ; daughter of Leonard Belden and his wife 
No. (324 ;) born Sept. 12th, 1798 ; married May 16th, 1820, Lee M. 
Watrous, son of Smith Watrous, of Lyme, Conn., and his wife Eunice 
(Marven ;) born Oct. 28th, 1796 ; he was a member of Dr. Hawes' 
church, Hartford, until his death, June 23d, 1838, aged 42. When second 
she married, June 2d, 1842, Lemuel Hitchcock, of Cheshire, Conn. ; they 
live now, 1861, in East Windham, New York. (Post office, "Big Hol- 
low.") Mr. Watrous was a blacksmith and machinist. Children, Eliza- 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 379 

beth L. Watrous, Mary J. "Watrous, Hannah B. Watrous ; the mother 
was dismissed and recommended by letter to East Windham church, New 
York. 

869. " Stlvender Ellis/' to church Oct. 1st, 1837 ; born Sept. 18th) 
1817, to No. (717;) a joiner by trade, learned of No. (920;) married 
April 27th, 1842, No. (1080,) residence on Chestnut Street. He was dis- 
missed and recommended by letter to church in Somers, 1842, but re- 
turned 1852, by letter. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Wm. Henry, bom Nov. 10th, 1843, at Somers, see No. (1390.) 

2. Marion Roselle, born Aug. 1st, 1848, " " "(1386.) 

870. " Marilla Collins," to church Oct. 1st, 1837, by letter from 
church in New Marlboro, south; born April 14th, 1810, at New Marlboro, 
Mass., to David and his wife Hannah (Gilbert,) alias Widow Case ; mar- 
ried , 1839, Ira Callender, and was his second wife; to south 
church, 1842. She died May 5th, 1849, aged 39 ; when third he mar- 
ried Sally Maria (Johnson,) Widow of Benjamin, of New York State. 
His first wife was Mary (Gridley ;) he son of Wm. Callender and his 
*ife Lucy (Dickinson ;) born Oct. 14th, 1808, at Eockjs Hill, and is a 
very skillful mechanic. He resides on Elm Street. 

EEK CHILDREN. 

1. Henry Addison, bom May 12th, 1840. 

2. Dwight Collins, born Aug. 20th, 1842. 

3. Frederic Eugene, born July 20th, 1844. 

4. Mary Marilla, born April 24th, 1849. 

871. " Eli B. Smith," to church Nov. 5th, 1837, by letter from the 
church in South Cornwell, Conn. ; born Nov. 25th, 1815, to No. (747,) at 
Harwinton ; married Nov. 27th, 1838, No. (988.) He is a wagon maker 
by trade ; built the house on horse plain, standing on the site of one built 
100 years since, by Capt. Lemuel Hotchkiss. Mr. Smith, now 1861, fol- 
lows farming ; dismissed and recommended to church in Granville, Mass., 
June 15th, 1866. 

THEIR CHILDREN. 

1. Infant, bom Nov. 3d, 1839; died aged 3 months, buried at Cornwall. 

2. Francis M. bom March 24th, 1841, at Cornwall; to Plainville church, Sept. 
1858; she married 1865, Benj. Page. 

3. Infant, bom , died aged 3 weeks, buried at New Britain. 

4. Infant, bom , died aged 3 days, buried " " 

872. "TimothtS. Wbtmore," to church Dec. 3d, 1837, by letter 
from church in Litchfield; born July 16th, 1810, to John, of Litchfield, 
and his wife Anna (Seymour ;) he is a joiner by trade and occupation ; 
live on Arch Street ; married May 18th, 1836, No. (732 ;) held civil and 
military offices. 



380 FIRST CHURCH 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1. Dwight Erwin bi.-i \i;. I2th, 1837, bap Dec. 3(1, 1837; died Tune 30th, 
1865, of Hemorrhage. 

2. Junius Marcellus, born June 13th, 1839, bap. Aug. 3d, 1845; died April 11th, 
1862, of consumption. 

3. Mary Seymour, born Nov. 6th, 1850, bap. July 13th, 1851. 

4. Frederic Henry, born Nov. 7th, 1853. 

873. "Laura B. Geiswold," to church Oct. 1st, 1837; born Dec. 
1st, 1824, to Riley and his wife, No. (810 ;) married June 10th, 1846, 
Ransom Hills of East Hartford ; she was dismissed and recommended by 
letter to Chapel Street church, New Haven, Feb. 11th, 1859; bad been 
dismissed and recommended by letter to East Hartford, and received back, 
1854 ; he is a house painter now, 1863, form the firm of Hills & Butler, 
New Haven. 

THEIR CHILD. 

Mattie, born April 7th, 1856, at New Britain. 

874. "Eltira S. Potter," to church Oct. 1st, 1837; born Aug. 13th, 
1818, at Harwinton, to Isaac and his wife Anna (Scovill ;) she spent one 
year at Holyoke Seminary, Mass. ; went west and taught at Eushville, 
111., until 1843 ; she married 1843, James B. Sweetland, a lawyer from 
Rochester, New York; he died Aug. 12th, 1845, when second she mar- 
ried, 1847, Alexander Stame, of Griggsville ; he a railroad man ; she has 
three sons and one daughter, now, 1861 ; she was dismissed and recom.- 
mended by letter to 111. ; is sister of No. (911.) 

875. " LucT P. Gagbr," to church Jan. 4th, 1838, by letter from 
church in Tolland ; came to this place as a milliner, a woman of force of 
character and energy ; she married Sept. 6th, 1838, No. (919 ;) born Feb. 
29th, 1816, at Tolland, to Andrew and his wife Lois (Webb,) of Scotland, 
Windham County, she died Feb. 26th, 1852, aged 86 ; she had been dis- 
missed and recommended to South church by letter, Nov. 17th, 1845. 

876. "OziAS B. Bassbtt," to church Feb. 4th, 1838, by letter from 
the church in Milton, Conn. ; born March 7th, 1806, to Nathan and his 
wife Mehitable (Buel,) of Litchfield, daughter of Ira, married May 23d, 
1833, No. (877 ;) a farmer by occupation ; is a magistrate and has repre- 
sented the town in the legislature ; his residence is south of South Park, 
on Main Street; owns the farm formerly owned and occupied by No. 
(198 ;) has been Superintendent of South church Sunday school, select- 
man, assessor, &c., in town. 

877. "Mrs. Emeline Bassett," to church Feb. 4th, 1838, by letter 
from the church in Simsbury; born Dec. 11th, 1805, at Simsbury, to 
Salmon Eno and his wife Polly (Richards ;) married May 23d, 1833, No. 
(876 ;) to south church by letter, Nov. 1844, with her husband, No (876.) 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 381 

THEIE CHILDREN. 

1. Helen Jane, bom Nov. 17th, 1833, bap. 1838; married April 25th, 1855, Edward 
Doen. 

2. Chas. G. born Jan. l^t, 1834; died aged! month. 

3. Aaron Eno, born May 4th, 1835, bap. 1838 ; died May 12th, 1860, aged 25, aftej. 
long sickness. 

4. William, born Feb. 1836 ; died aged 9 months. 

5. Mary Ann Humphrey, born Jan. 4th, 1837, bap. 1838. 

6. Frederic Henry, born Nov.-4th, 1839, bap. 1840 ; a C. V. in Co. A, 13th reg., 
1861-2. 

7. Milton Humphrey, born Dec. 15th, 1840, a C. V. in Co. A, 13th, reg., 1861-2. 

8. Mary Eno, born May 9th, 1841 ; married May 9th, 1'866, Joseph P. Mumford of 
Philadelphia. 

9. Ozias Burdette, born July 5th, 1844. 

10. Emeline Julia, born Nov. 24th, 1846. 

11. Franklin Nathan, born Feb. 28th, 184^. 

12. Kosie Augusta, born April ) 1th, 1851 . 

878. "Lemuel Lomadt," to church Feb. 11th, 1838, by letter from 
Farmington, born May 7th, 1815, at Farmington, to Titus and his wife 
Viletta (Naman,) married Nov. 24th, 1833, Lucinda (Swears,) daugh- 
ter of John, and his wife Clarissa (Gandy,) born Sept. 15th, 1815, at 
Poquonnoc. He to church in Farmington, Aug. 2d, 1829. Residence 
foot of " Burritt Hill," on North Street. 

THBIK CHILDKEN. 

1. Maria, born Nov. 7th, 1834. , 

2. Sarah, born April 17th, 1839. 

879. "Mrs. Elizabeth Meigs," to church Feb. 25th, 1838, by letter 
from church in New Hartford, North. She was daughter of Benjamin 
Henshaw, of Middletown, Conn., and his wife Elizabeth (Lord,) born July 
3d, 1755, married June 18th, 1781, Major John Meigs, son of Col. Jona- 
than and his wife Grace (Starr.) He was in the whole war of the Rev ■ 
olution. He was a hatter by trade, learned of his father. After the war 
he moved to New Hartford, " Town Hill," but about 1800 to North end 
village. His widow came to this place about the time her daughter 
Esther married Thomas Lee, Esq., and drew a pension from government 
of $280.00 per annum. She lived to March 5th, 1847, aged 95 ; buried 
on the bank of the Conn, river, in Middletown, and a large red stone 
monument tells where. The whole amount of pension money paid to 
Major John Meigs and his Widow Elizabeth, was about $6,000. To 
South church, 1842. 

THBIB CHItDKEN. 

1. Return John, born Aug. 30th, 1782, lived a bachelor, died at Augusta, Ga. 
2'. Benj. Henshaw, born March 27th, 1784, married Ellen Vandyke, of N. Y. 

3. Elizabeth Lord, born Dec. 8th, 1785, died April 28th, 1792. 



382 FIKST CHUKCH 

4. Richard Montgomery, born Aug. 8th, 1787, married Maria Keeler, of Albany. 
.5, Sally Maria, born March 28th, 1789, married Dr. Erastus Williams, of Kiiox, 
Kew York. 

6. Esther Lopez, bora Peb. 24th, 1791, married Nov. 25th, 1809, Solomon Lusk, 
see No. (880.) 

7. Joseph Henshaw, born May 18th, 1793, married , lives in Clarksville, Ga. 

8. George Lord, born Feb. 23d, 1796, married , died in Kno^, aged 50. 

880. "Mrs. Esther L. Lee," to church Feb. 2oth, 1838, by letter 
from church in New Hartford, North, born Feb. 24th, 1791, to Maj. John 
Meigs, at Middletown, married Nov. 25th, 1809, Solomon Lusk, only son 
of David, of New Britain, and his wife Betsey (Curtiss,) born 1790; they 
lived in New Hartford, but he died July 19th, 1812, aged 22, under the 
care of Dr. Todd, of Farmington, when second she married, Jan. 3d, 1838, 
No. (356.) She to South church,' 1842, and died March 18th, 1865, 
aged 74. 

HER CHILDKEN BY FIEST H0SEASD. 

1. Elizabeth Curtiss, born Sept. 21st, 1810, married May 2d, 1838, No. (858.) 

2. Solomon Adna, bom May 3d, 1812, died Oct. 22d, 1821, aged 5 months. 

881. "Mart B. Hodgh," to church 1838, by letter from the church 
in Meriden, born Feb. 26th, 1816, at Bristol, to No. (756,) married April 
23d, 1840, No. (773.) 

882. " Lois Basset," to church 1888, by letter from church in South- 
ington, to that church, 1831, daughter of Benoni Evans, of Southington, 
and his wife Lois (Sandford,) of Rocky Hill, born Oct. 29th, 1813, at 
Southington, baptized there Aug. 4th, 1822, married June 3d, 1838, No. 
(376,) she died Dec. 3d, 1853, aged 40, at Simsbury. 

883. " Eliza, wife of John S. Whittlesey," to church 1838, by letter 
from church in Petersham, Mass., born Aug. 31st, 1812, to Abraham Has- 
kell and his wife Mary, (Gallond,) married March 19th, 1834, No. (611.) 
She was dismissed and recommended by letter to church in Durant, Iowa, 
June 26th, 1857, now, 1863, resides, in Janesville, Wis. 

884. " Walter Stanley," to church 1838, by letter from Springfield, 
Mass., born Sept. 1st, 1820, to No. (921,) and his wife. No. (529 ;) learned 
the printers' trade in Springfield, of Geo. Merriam, has been a manufac- 
turer, kept a Meat Market for several years, his residence on Lee Street, 
at the foot of " Dublin Hill ;" married April 12th, 1842, No. (997,) has 
been a constant singer in our church choir for many years. His present 
residence is on East Main street. 

THEIK CHILDREN. 

1, Francis Elijah, bom Nov. 7th, 1 842, was a 3 months soldier on the Potomac, 1861. 
Also, orderly sergeant in Co. A, 13th rcg. C. V., at Ship Island and New Orleans 1862 ; 
he fell in the battle of Irish Bend, La., while. loading as Orderly Sergeant, his Co., against 
the rebel forces, April 14th, 1863. He was a fine form, tall and brave, his body was 
brought on, and his funeral attended March Ist, 1864, at Center church. Sermon and 
Eulogy. 



OF NEW BRITAIN. 383 

2. Edward Preston, born Jane 17th, 1844, bap. July 3l3t, 1845, died Dee. 8th, 1860, 
aged 16. 

3. Albert Seymour, born Nov. 4th, 1845, bap. June 4th, 1846. 

4. George Walter, born Jan. 19th, 1 848, bap. Aug. 3d, 1848. 

5. Herbert Lyman, born Feb. 1st, 1350, bap. July, 1850. 

6. Emma Maria, born March 18th, 1853. 

885. "Sarah B. wife of Wm. A. Churchill," to church 1839, by letter 
from the church in Wethersfleld, born, Feb. 24th, 1810, to Capt. Hosea 
Blinn, of Wethersfleld, and his wife Mehitabel (Wolcott,) married Dec. 
4th, 1838, No. (695,) was his second wife, and is ready to every good 
work. 

886. "Anna, wife of James Stanley," to church 1839, by letter from 
church in (upper Middletown,) now Cromwell. Maiden name, Anna 
North Stow, daughter of Capt. Thomas and his wife. No. (1021,) born 
April 18th, 18 1 6, at upper Middletown, married July 5th, 1836, No. 
(1165 ;) she died Aug. 10th, 1862, aged 46. She was a woman of un- 
common