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"Possibly one of
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genealogical study
is to chasten
family pride,
and to make us
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the essential unity
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Brief Biographical Sketch:


Thomas Wetmore (1650) / Sarah (Hall) Wetmore

Name: Thomas Wetmore

Birth: About 1615, England (specific date & location unknown/inconclusive) (The Wetmore Family/Wetmore, 1861)

Emigration: To Watertown, Mass. 1635; in Wethersfield, Conn. by 1640; in Hartford, Conn. 1646 (The Wetmore Family/Wetmore, 1861); to Middletown by March 1652.(FFS)

Death: December 11, 1681 (MVR)

Occupation & Public Service: "In March 1652-53 he was sworn in as a Constable for Mattabeseck and again ten years later. He also held the offices of Townsman, Grand Levy Man, Rate Maker, and Pounder. He represented the town at the General Court in 1654 and 1655."(FFS)

Marriage: m.(1) Sarah Hall, December 11, 1645, Hartford, Conn. (b. August 9, 1622, Kent England; d. December 7, 1665, Middletown, Conn.). She was the daughter of John Hall & Ann (Willocke) Hall of Kent, England; Hartford, Conn.; and later, Middletown, Conn. (13 children). m.(2) Mary (Platt) Allenson (or Atkinson), February 3, 1666, Middletown, Conn. (MVR) (b. 1629, Royden, Essex, England; d. June 17, 1669, Middletown, Conn.). She was the daughter of Richard Platt & Mary (Wood) Platt of England; New Haven, Conn.; and Milford, Conn. (1 child). m.(3) Catherine (Robards) Leete, October 8, 1673, Middletown, Conn. (MVR) (b. about 1642, location unknown; d. October 13, 1693, Middletown, Conn.) (3 children). (The Wetmore Family/Wetmore, 1861)

Children: 17 children between 1646-1680.(MVR, BCVR, The Wetmore Family/Wetmore, 1861) (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).