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Early Families of Hartford, Connecticut

Source: Lucius Barnes Barbour, Early Families of Hartford, Connecticut (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Company, 1977).

ABBREVIATIONS

ae – age dy – died young p/r – probate record
b – born 1Ch Rec – First Church Record rem – removed
bp – baptised gen – genealogy s – son
bu – buried Hfd – Hartford 2Ch Rec – Second Church Record
C Ch – Center Church m – married um – unmarried
C Rec – Church Record m/1 – married first w – wife
Com – Communion, ad full mo – month Weth Ch – Wethersfield Church
Cov – Covenant NH – New Haven Wntnby – Wintonbury now Bloomfield
d – died p – page
dau – daughter pdy – probably died young

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JOHN BIRDWELL

John Birdwell mar Sarah Spencer dau of John Spencer & Sarah Smith. Sarah Birdwell ad full com 1CH Dec 1, 1751.

Children:

John bp June 20, 1742 (1CH Rec) dy.

Abigail bp Feb 23, 1751-2 (1CH Rec) m. Ashbel Spencer.

John bp Apl 28, 1754 (1CH Rec) m. Jemima Dickinson.

Pathena bp June 4, 1758.

Sarah Birdwell m. Samuel Mattocks Mch 14, 1763

(1CH Rec) Rebecca (?) Birdwell m. Isaac Oakes Nov 28, 1765.

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NICHOLAS DISBROUGH

Nicholas Disbrough born 1612 died 1683 mar/1 1640 Mary Bronson prob sister of John Bronson. Mar/2 Elizabeth Shepard dau of Edward Shepard of Cambridge who mar/1 Thwaite Strickland of Hfd. Early
member 1 Ch.

Children:

Phebe bp Dec 20, 1646 (HTR) m John Kelsey

Abigail b Feb 1, 1648/9 ” m/1 Robert Flood m/2 Matthew Barnard

Mary m Obadiah Spencer

Sarah d 1683 ae 71 m Samuel Eggleston of Middtn.

DISBRO-DESBROUGH-DISBOROW-DESBROW. Hfd 1639-40; a proprietor “by courtesie of the town”; his home lot was on the east side of road to the Cow Pasture (North Main St) not far from the present tunnel. He served in the Pequot War; received a grant of fifty acres for his services May 11, 1671. Chosen chimney viewer 1647-55-63-69; surveyor of highways 1665; freed from training March 6, 1672-3 when sixty years old. He m/2 after 1669 Elizabeth widow of Thwaite Strickland. Gregory Wilterton gave her land in Hartford by deed with reversion to her daughter by her first husband Thwaite Strickland and her sons John, Joseph, Jonathan and Ephraim Strickland. The dau. m John Andrews (Gen Reg 29-192; 33-356. Cotton Mather (Magrulia 6-69) tells a marvellous story of molestations in Desborough’s home by invisible hands in 1683. Inv. Aug 31, 1683 £81-15.

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SAMUEL MATTOCKS

Capt. Samuel Mattocks/Mattox born Dec 30 1739, mar Mch 14, 1763 (1 CH REC) Sarah Birdwell. Samuel Mattocks ad full com 1CH Sept 2, 1764. Sarah wife of Samuel Mattocks owned cov 1CH Oct 28, 1764. Perhaps s of James and Sarah.

Children:

Samuel bp Dec 23, 1764 (1CH Rec)

Sarah bp Jan 18, 1767 died Apl 13, 1778

Rebecca bp Dec 25, 1768 (1CH Rec) m. Samuel Miller of Middlebury, Vt.

Mary bp Nov 4, 1770 (1CH Rec) died Aug 21, 1771 ae 8 bur Center Ch.

Infant died Sept 11, 1775 bur Center Ch.

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JOSEPH SMITH

Joseph Smith died 1689-90 mar Apl 20, 1659 Lydia Huit dau of Rev. Ephraim Huit of Windsor.

Children:

Joseph b Mch 1657 (HTR) m Rebecca Dickinson

Samuel b May 1658 ” died Oct 1660 (HTR)

Ephraim b Sept 8, 1659 (HTR) m Rachel Cole Farmington

Lydia b Apl 1661 (HTR) died Oct 1664 (HTR)

Simon b Aug 2, 1662 (HTR) m Hannah (Bliss) Haley

Nathaniel b Oct 1664 (HTR) m Esther Dickinson

Lydia b Feb 14, 1665-6 (HTR) m/1 Lamrock Flowers m/2 John Janes

Susannah b June 1667 (HTR) m John Dickinson

Mary of Weth b Nov 1668 (HTR)

Martha b Mch 1670 (HTR) bp Mch 6, 1669-70 (2 Ch Rec) m Barnabas Hinsdale

Benjamin b July 21, 1671 (HTR) bp July 2, 1671 (2 Ch Rec) of London

Elizabeth b Nov 1672 (HTR) bp Nov 24, 1672 (2 Ch Rec) m

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Joseph Gilbert

Sarah b Apl 1674 (HTR) bp May 3, 1674 (2 Ch Rec) m John Spencer Oct 4, 1693 (HTR)

Edward b June 19, 1677 (HTR) bp June 24, 1677 (2 Ch Rec)

Mercy b Nov 16, 1679 (HTR) bp Nov 16, 1671 (2 Ch Rec)

Hfd 1655.

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GERALD SPENCER

Gerald Spencer s of Michael & Elizabeth bp May 26, 1576

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(Eng) mar Alice.

Children:

William bp Oct 11, 1601 m Agnes

Thomas bp Mch 29, 1607 m/1 ( ) m/2 Sarah Bearding

Michael bp May 5, 1611

Gerald bp Apl 25, 1614 m Hannah

THOMAS SPENCER

Sgt. Thomas Spencer s of Gerald & Alice bp Mch 29, 1607 (Eng) died Sept 11, 1687 mar/1 ( ). Mar/2 Sept 11, 1645 (HTR) Sarah Bearding dau of Nathaniel Bearding. Early member 1 Ch. Name on Founders Monument.

Children:

Elizabeth bp Mch 26, 1648 (HTR) m Samuel Andrews

Hannah b Apr 25, 1653 ” m/1 George Sexton m/2 Daniel Brainerd (See Brainerd Gen p 32)

Marah/Mary b May 18, 1655 (HTR)

Martha b Mch 19, 1657-8 ” m Andrew Benton

by 1st Marriage

Obadiah m Mary Disbrough

Thomas of Enfield m Esther Andrews

Samuel

by 2nd Marriage

Gerald m Hannah Pratt

Sarah m Thomas Huxley

Cambridge; freeman May 14, 1634; removed in 1639 to Hfd, where he was an original proprietor; his home lot in 1639 was on the east side of Main St., near what is now the junction of Main & Windsor Sts.; served in the Pequot War; chimney viewer 1650; constable north side 1658; surveyor

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of highways 1672; was sergeant of the train band 1650, and received in 1671 a grant of 60 acres “for his good service in the country”.

OBADIAH SPENCER

Obadiah Spencer s of Thomas died May 1712 mar Mary Disbrough dau of Nicholas Disbrough.

Children:

Obadiah b 1666 m Ruth Kelsey

Thomas b 1668 m Sarah Meakins

Samuel m Deborah Beckley

Ebenezer m Mary Booth

John m Sarah Smith

Desborough m/1 Abigail Elmer m/2 Sarah (Arnold) Case

Mary m Thomas King as 3rd wife

Freeman 1658.

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JOHN SPENCER

John Spencer s of Obadiah & Mary (Disbrough) died July 8, 1750 (1 Ch Rec) bur Center Ch mar Oct 4, 1693 (HTR) Sarah Smith born Apl 4, 1674 (HTR) bp May 3, 1674 (2 Ch Rec) dau of Joseph Smith and Lydia Huit.  Mar/2 Oct 14, 1703. John Spencer owned cov 1 Ch Mch 8, 1695-6, ad full com Oct 15, 1731. Sarah wife of John Spencer ad full com 1 Ch Aug 7, 1707.

Children:

Benjamin b Sept 13, 1704 (HTR) bp Sept 10, 1704 (1 Ch Rec) not named in will

Zebulon bp Sept 22, 1706 (HTR) died Jan 31, 1783 ae 77 bur Center Ch m Mary Watson?

Dorcas bp May 2, 1708 (1 Ch Rec), owned cov 1 Ch Sept 27, 1730, m John Dodd

Isabel b Mch 23, 1709-10 (HTR) bp Mch 19, 1709-10 (1 Ch Rec) owned cov 1 Ch Sept 27, 1730, ad full com 1 Ch Apl 8, 1733, not named in will

Sarah bp Aug 30, 1713 (1 Ch Rec) m John Birdwell

John b Sept 24, 1715 (HTR) bp July 24, 1715 (1 Ch Rec) m Thankful Easton.

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