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Middletown street scenes from early c. 1900 postcards. (SMFSD Middler Collection)
In-depth profiles of the 23 first settler families
By clicking on the links below you will open PDF files that compile known facts about the 23 first settler families, along with sources to consult and verify. (If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader already on your system, scroll to the bottom of this page for a link to download the software.)
And now . . . hit the links:Thomas Allen (1650) / Mistress (unknown surname) Allen Nathaniel Bacon (1650) / Ann (Miller) Bacon William Blumfield (1650) / Sarah (unknown surname) Blomfield William Cornwell (1650) / Mary (unknown surname) Cornwell John Hall (1650) John Hall, Jr. (1650) / Ann (Wilcox) Hall Richard Hall (1650) / Mary (Anthony) Hall Samuel Hall (1650) / Elizabeth (Cooke) Hall Giles Hamlin (1650) / Hester/Esther (Crow) Hamlin Daniel Harris (1653) / Mary (Weld) Harris William Harris (1650) / Edith (unknown surname) Harris George Hubbard (1650) / Elizabeth (Watts) Hubbard John Kirby (1653) / Elizabeth (Hinds) Kirby John Martin (1650) / Mistress (unknown surname) Martin Thomas Miller (1650) / Isabella (unknown surname) Miller John Savage (1650) / Elizabeth (Dubbin) Savage William Smith (1650) / Elizabeth (Stanley) Smith Samuel Stocking (1650) / Bethia (Hopkins) Stocking Samuel Stow (1651) / Hope (Fletcher) Stow Matthias Treat (165?) / Mary (Smith) Treat Robert Webster (1650) / Susanna (Treat) Webster Thomas Wetmore (1650) / Sarah (Hall) Wetmore Nathaniel White (1650) / Elizabeth (unknown surname) White
The in-depth profiles of the first 23 families --- along with time lines, land grant maps, and chapters on the broad context of 17th-century life in Middletown --- are also included in Early Families of Middletown, Connecticut - Volume I: 1650-1654 by R.W. Bacon, published by Variety Arts Press.
The Settlers of Mattabeseck,
1655-1700 settler profiles: A continuing project
Profiles for the remaining pre-1700 first settlers of Middletown will be prepared as time and assistance allows. If you have comprehensive research and sources for one of the Middletown first settlers on the list below, and are willing to prepare a profile in the format of those presented above, contact SMFSD. We will heap thanks upon you.
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