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George Hubbard (1650) / Elizabeth (Watts) Hubbard

Name: George Hubbard

Birth: 1601, "probably in eastern or southern England" (Hubbard History/Day, 1895)

Emigration: To Hartford by 1639 from Dorchester or Newtown (Cambridge), Mass.(GBRC); to Middletown 1652.(MVR)

Death: March 18, 1684 (MVR, BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: "About 1650, or when he left Hartford, he carried with him a commission from the colonial government as 'Indian Agent and Trader for the Mattabesett District.'" (In 1649 he had been "fined 10 pounds for exchanging a gunn with an Indian.")(Hubbard History/Day, 1895). George Hubbard was one of the 10 men who organized the first church in 1668(FFS); he contributed land for the second meeting house (1668), which was located in the middle of what is now Main Street, near Liberty and Grand Streets. (Hubbard History/Day, 1895)

Marriage: m. Elizabeth Watts, 1640, Hartford, Conn. (b. about 1622, Bocking, Essex, England; d. 1702, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of Richard Watts and Elizabeth (Duck) Watts of Dorsetshire, England and later Hartford, Conn. (Hubbard History/Day, 1895)

Children: 8 children between 1645-1660.(MVR, BCVR) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).