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Thomas Stow (1669) / Mary (Griggs) Stow

Name: Thomas Stow

Birth: Baptized April 2, 1615, Biddenden, Kent, England (NEHGSR)

Emigration: England to Boston in 1634; to Braintree, Mass. by 1641; to Concord, Mass. by 1648; to Middletown, Conn. by 1669. (NEHGSR)(MUH)

Death: February 1683/4, Middletown, Conn. (MAN)

Occupation & Public Service: Unknown

Marriage: m. Mary Griggs/Cragg, December 4, 1639, Roxbury, Mass. (d. August 21, 1680, Middletown, Conn.) She may have been the daughter of Thomas and Mary Griggs of Roxbury, Mass. (Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700)

Children: 7 children between 1640-1652. (BCVR) (MAN) (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).