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Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons

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Mrs. Francis Harrison Corbin, “Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 70[1916]. [LINK]


The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth

12 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: N. Grier Parke, III, The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus (Woodstock, Vermont: Elm Tree Press, 1960).

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GEORGE1 HUBBARD came to Wethersfield, Conn., 1636, presumably with the settlers from Watertown, Mass.  In 1642 he removed to Milford, and about 1649 to Guilford, where he bought the lands of Jacob SHEAFFE, 22 Sept. 1648, and died in Jan. 1682/3.  He married MARY –––, who died 14 Sept. 1676.a, c

He was admitted to Milford Church, 15 Jan. 1642/3, and was dismissed to Guilford, 6 Oct. 1650; his wife Mary was admitted to Milford Church, 4 Aug. 1644.  Their children, Daniel, Abigail, and Hannah, were baptized together at Milford, 26 May 1644.a

Repeated statements, in the HUBBARD history and elsewhere, tot he effect that his wife Mary was a daughter of John and Ann BISHOP of Guilford, are without foundation in fact.  No record proof exists, and the known ages of children of George HUBBARD and of those of John BISHOP show that they belonged approximately to the same generation, and a study of the dates makes it clear that George HUBBARD and his wife were contemporaries in age of John BISHOP and his wife.  The will of John BISHOP’s widow gave a small legacy to her granddaughter Elizabeth HUBBARD, and these erroneous statements are apparently based on this slender bit of evidence, which proves nothing until this Elizabeth HUBBARD is definitely identified.b

Mr. HUBBARD had a long career in public service.  He was Deputy for Wethersfield to the Connecticut General Court, Mar. and Apr. 1638, Apr., Aug. and Sept. 1639, Apr. 1640, Feb. and Apr. 1641, and Apr. and Aug. 1642; Deputy for Guilford to the New Haven General Court, May 1655, May 1657, May 1658, May 1659, Aug. 1661, and May 1662; Deputy for Guilford to the Connecticut General Court, Oct. 1665 and Oct. 1666; and Commissioner or Magistrate for Guilford, 1665, 1666, 1667, and 1670.e

His will, dated 23 May 1682, gave five shillings to his son John, five pounds and his wearing clothes to his son William, five shillings to his daughter Mary FOWLER, and thirty pounds to his daughter Sarah HARRISON; all in addition to what they had previously received.  To his grandsons John SPINNING, Daniel HUBBARD, Jr., and Ebenezer HUBBARD, he gave certain lands in Guilford.  He gave eighty pounds to his daughter Elizabeth HUBBARD; five shillings to his daughter Hannah MOLYNES in addition to what she already received; and gave his house and homelot, together with the residue of his estate, to his son Daniel, who was to be Executor and pay the other legacies.  A codicil added 30

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Dec. 1682 gave his daughter Elizabeth HUBBARD the use of a room in his house until death or marriage.  His inventory, taken 30 May 1683, totaled £564:08:06.d

Another George HUBBARD, of the same generation as himself, lived at Hartford and Middletown, and has sometimes been confused with him, or erroneously made his father or son.

Children of George and Mary (–––) HUBBARD:c, d

i.  JOHN2, b. [say 1625]; settled in Wethersfield and m. by 1650, MARY –––; removed to Hadley, Mass., and d. abt. 1705.

+    ii.     WILLIAM.

iii.     MARY, d. 13 Apr. 1713; m. Dea. JOHN FOWLER, who served Guilford as Deputy, Sergeant, and Commissioner, and d. 14 Sept. 1676.

iv. SARAH, m. RICHARD HARRISON, Jr., of Guilford, and with him removed in 1666 to Newark, N.J.

v.  DANIEL, b. [say 1640]; d. in 1720; m. 17 Nov. 1664, ELIZABETH JORDAN.

vi. ABIGAIL, m. 14 Oct. 1657, HUMPHREY SPINNING, who removed in 1666 to Elizabeth, N.J.


viii.    ELIZABETH, m. JOHN HORTON.  The Inventory of her estate was taken 13 Mar. 1709/10.  The legatees named were: heirs of John HUBBARD, heirs of William HUBBARD, Daniel HUBBARD, Mary FOWLER, Sarah HARRISON or her heirs, heirs of Abigail SPINNING, and Hannah MULLINE.


WILLIAM2 HUBBARD settled in Greenwich, where he bought land in 1658, and in 1663 also owned land in Stamford.  He lived in Greenwich until late in life, then removed to Fairfield, where he died between 10 Oct. and 7 Nov. 1702.  He probably married CATHERINE, widow of the first John AUSTIN who had died at Stamford, 24 Aug. 1657, since in 1683 he bought land of his “son” John AUSTIN in Greenwich.  In 1684, called “Sr.,” he conveyed to his sons George and William.f

His will, dated 10 Oct. 1702, gave clothing to his sons-in-law, Jacob PATCHEN and Thomas BENNER, a bed to his daughter Mary PATCHIN, lands in Greenwich to his son William HUBBARD, and the residue of his estate equally to his daughters Mary PATCHIN and Sarah BENNET.  As he was called William HUBBART, Sr., of Fairfield, in the will, we may believe that he spent his last days at the home of a married daughter in Fairfield.  The son George, having received lands in Greenwich by deed and having died before William, was not mentioned, though he left children.  the inventory of William’s estate was taken 7 Nov. 1702.g

Children of William and [Catherine (–––)(AUSTIN)] HUBBARD:f

i.  GEORGE3, b. [say 1663]; d. in 1688 (inventory taken 12 Dec. 1688); m. ABIGAIL –––.

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ii. MARY, b. [say 1666]; d. at Wilton, Conn., 25 Mar. 1754; m.(1) by 1689, SAMUEL GRUMAN of Fairfield; m.(2) by 1692, JACOB PATCHEN.

+    iii.    SARAH, b. [say 1668]; m. by 1688, THOMAS BENNETT, JR.

iv. WILLIAM, b. [say 1670]; d. in 1723; m. HANNAH MEAD.

a.  Milford Church Records; Guilford Records, Terrier 1:43.

b.  The American Genealogist, 10:17; 29:127-8.

c.  Guilford Vital Records.

d.  New Haven Probate Records, 1, part 2, p. 96.

e.  Colonial Records of Connecticut, 1:13, 17, 27, 29, 34, 46, 58, 64, 71, 73; 2:18, 24, 32, 63, 140; New Haven Colony Records, 2:141, 214, 232, 297, 418, 451.

f.  Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, 1:299-300; Greenwich Land Records.

g.  Fairfield Probate Records, 5:3.

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DAVID1 PHIPPEN, born in Cornwall, England, probably about 1588-90, died at Boston, Mass., in 1650; married SARAH ––––.  She married second, after 11 July 1654, George HULL of Fairfield, and died there in August, 1659.

David received a grant of five acres in Hingham, Mass., 18 Sept. 1635, when the first lots were drawn, and was made a freeman, 3 Mar. 1635/6.  He removed to Boston about 1641, being admitted and granted a house lot 27

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Sept. of that year.  On 28 Apr. 1645, David was granted liberty of wharfing near the Milne Creek in Boston, and he was chosen Constable, 13 Mar. 1646/7.

He died before 31 Oct. 1650, when his will was proved.  He gave to wife, Sarah, his dwelling house and shop; provided lots for Benjamin, Gamaliel and George; named son-in-law Thomas YEO; son George VICKARY; wife and son Joseph PHIPPEN to be executors; and mentioned land in Hingham.  The Hingham land was sold 24 Oct. 1652 by David’s widow Sarah PHIPPENY with her son Joseph PHIPPENY, both of Boston.

On 9 Apr. 1653, Sarah PHIPPEN, widow, for £15, sold to John HULL of Boston, goldsmith, a house.  She sold again 3 Dec. 1653, with the consent of George VICORS and Rebeckah his wife, who had an interest.  On 11 July 1654 she sold a dwelling house.  Her marriage to George HULL of Fairfield after that date brought some of her children to the neighborhood of Fairfield.

The will of Sarah widow of George HULL in August, 1659, mentioned a house in Boston; four sons, Benjamin, Joseph, Gamaliel and George PHIPPEN; daughters Rebecca VICKERS and Sarah YEO; cousins Jane and Philip PINKNEY.b Her maiden name is unknown, as the tablet of David and Sarah PHIPPEN is missing from the copy of a genealogical chart prepared by her son, Joseph PHIPPEN.c The will of George HULL also mentions his “cousin” Jane PINKNEY.  She may have been a niece of Sarah.  She and her husband, Philip PINKNEY, came to Fairfield, but moved to Eastchester, N.Y.

Children of David and Sarah (–––––) PHIPPEN:

i.  ROBERT2, placed on authority of the PHIPPEN chart, which says he “d. honorably in the king’s service, in 28th year of age.”

ii. JOSEPH, b. probably by 1615; d. at Salem, Mass., in 1687; m. DORCAS WOOD, but his wife appears in records of 1645 to 1653 as Dorothy.  He was a crapenter, of Hingham 1637-1649, then of Boston and Falmouth, finally of Salem.  On 3 June 1663, being of Falmouth “in Casco Bay,” carpenter, and calling himself PHIPPEN al’s Fitzpen, he sold to Benjamin PHIPPEn al’s ffitzpen of Boston, blockmaker, a house in Boston on behalf of himself and his brothers and sisters, with reference to the Estate of their “deceased mother Mrs Sarah HULL wife of mr. George HULL late of ffairefeild in Connecticot.”

iii.     THOMAS, according to the PHIPPEN chart, “was drowned in his 20th year.”

iv. REBECCA, m. GEORGE VICKERY of Hull, Mass.

v.  BENJAMIN, b. probably by 1625; d. at Boston, Mass., abt. 1678; m. (1) WILMOT [probably YEO]; m. (2) ELEANOR ––––.

vi. GAMALIEL, b. probably by 1627; d. at Boston, Mass., abt. 1671-2; m. SARAH PURCHASE, b. abt. 1627-8, d. at Boston, 17 Jan. [abt. 1682-3].

+    vii.    SARAH, b. probably by 1632; m. (1) THOMAS YEO, of Boston, who d. at Fairfield in 1658 (inventory taken 10 Sept. 1658); m. (2) probably late in 1659, NATHAN GOLD, who d. 4 Mar. 1693/4.

viii.    GEORGE, d. at Hull, Mass., 24 Dec. 1704; m. ELIZABETH ––––, who d. at Hull, 20 Aug. 1714.

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ix. JOHN, b. and d. at Boston, July 1637.

x.  JOHN, b. and d. at Boston, July 1640.

a.  The American Genealogist, 17:3-19, where full references are given.

b.  Donald L. Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, 1:307.

c.  The Heraldic Journal (1868), 4:1-20.

A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700

28 April 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Charles William Manwaring, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Volume 1, Hartford District, 1635-1700 (Hartford: R.S. Peck and Company, 1904).

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(Volume I.)



Roger LUDLOWE, Esqr.,    Mr. WESTWOOD,

Mr. STEELE,        Mr. WARDE.


Constables sworne, for Dorchester, Newtowne & Watertowne, for this next yeere and vntill newe be chosen, are Henry WALCOTT for Dorchester, Samuel WAKEMAN for Newtowne & Daniell FINCH for Watertowne.

21 Febr. 1636.

Mr. LUDLOWE,        Mr. PHELPS,



Whereas, it was ordered yt Samuel WAKEMAN, Geo: HUBBERT, & Anncient STOUGHTON were to consider of the boundes of Dorchester towarde the Falls & of Watertowne towards the mouth of the River; The saide Samuel WAKEMAN & [Geo:] HUBBERD thinkes meete yt the plantacon of Dorchester shall extend towards the Falls, on the same side the Plantacon standes, to a Brooke called Kittle Brooke, & soe over the greate River vppon the same line that Newe Towne & Dorchester doth betweene them.  And soe it is ordered by the Corte.

It is ordered that the plantacon nowe called Newtowne shall be called & named by the name of Harteford Towne, likewise the plantacon now called Watertowne shalbe called & named Wythersfeild …

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Page 5.

Guilford, June 16: 1665

This is to certify unto all whom it may concerne, that vpon his certaine knowledge, by the advice of the Court, Wethersfeild men gaue so mush unto Sowheag as was to his sattisfaction for all their plantations lyeing on both sides the great Riuer, wth the Islands, viz. six miles in bredth on both sides the Riuer, & six miles deep from the River westward, and three miles deep from the Riuer eastward.  Thus testifyeth George HUBBARD.


Taken upon oath Before me, Wilm LEETE;

This is a true coppy of the originell, being examined & compared therewith this 18 of May, 1667, pr me

John ALLYN: Secretry.

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WARD, Joyce, Wethersfield.  Invt. £52-15-06.  Taken 24th February, 1640-1, by Geroge HUBBARD & Leonard CHESTER.  Will dated 15th November, 1640:

I, Joyce WARD, of Wethersfield, being sicke in body but whole in mynd, doe make my last will & Testament this 15th day of November, in this prsent yeare of the Lord Christ 1640, in manner and forme as followeth:

Imprs.  I give to foure of my sonnes, that is to say, Anthony WARD, to Willie WARD, Robert WARD, & John WARD, ech of the a pare of sheets, and to my eldest sonne Edward, I give unto him twelve pence of mony; furthermore, I make my sonne in law John FLECHER my whole and sole Executor, to pay and discharge all those debts, legaces wch I am bownd to prforme, and for to see my body brought to the ground in a decent manner.  Memorand: that I, Joyce WARD, have left my sonne Roberts portion wch his father gave him, wch is (£20) twenty pound, in England, in the hands of my sonne Edward WARD; I have made Mr. WOLLERSLOUE, of Clipsum, in England, in the County of Rutland, my Atturny, for to receave yt for my vse; if he have gott yt there, my son Robert shall have the whole twenty pound; but if yt be not gotten, then the six pound wch I paid for the putting out of the saide Robert WARD to Apprentice, shall be prte of that twenty pound.

JOYCE WARD    her mark

Witness: Nathaniel DICKINSON

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An Inventory of all and singular the goods, Chattells, cattle, belonging to Joyce WARD, wydow, late of Wethersfield, made, taken and found the 24th of February, by George HUBBARD and Leonard CHESTER:

£  s  d
Imprs 7 yards of Hemppen cloath at 2s pr yard, 0-14-00
It. four prrs of Hemppen Sheets, 2-00-00
It. one prre of flaxen sheets, 1-00-00
It. her apparell, vist, 2 gowns, one hatt, one pre of bodyes, wth other, 5-00-00
It. one bedd, two boulsters, two pillows, two Coverings, two Curtains, 10-00-00
It. one boxe, wth a little hand Trunke. 0-03-06
one brasse pott, 16s; one brasse panne, £1, 1-16-00
one iron potte, one chamber pott, 2s, 0-04-00
one brasse coal dish, 0-02-00
one sowe wth three piggs, 1-00-00
two table cloathes, wth 4 napkins, 0-16-00
one Bond or Specialty 30-00-00

Pr Leonard CHESTER,

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Page 227a-227b.

HUBBARD, George, Middletown.  He died 16 March, 1684-5.  Invt. £243-10-00.  Taken 13 May, 1685, by Giles HAMLIN, Nathaniel WHITE, William WARDE.  Legatees: the Widow, son Joseph age 42 years, Daniel 41, Samuel 37, Nathaniel 33, Richard 30, Mary (the wife of Thomas RANNY) 44, Elizabeth (the wife of Thomas WETMORE) 25 years of age.  Will dated 2 May, 1681.

I George HUBBARD of Middletown, being about 80 years of age, yet in comfortable health of bodie and having the use of my understanding as formerly, do make this my last Will & Testament:

Imprimis: I give to my Eldest son Joseph HUBBARD, besids what I have formerly given him, one Acre of my meadow At a place called pasen chauge on the East sid the Great River, to ly on the North sid the Cricke which Runs through my Land.  It. I give to my son Danill HUBARD, besids what I gave him formaly, two Acres of Swompe at the west end of my Long meadow swompe Next the bogie meadow.  It. I give to my son Samuel, besides what I formerly gave him, the on halfe of my halfe mile Lott on the East sid the great River, divided by the List in 1673.  It. I give to my son Nathaniel HUBARD my peice of bogie meadow, being about on acre & quarter, Lying Next Mr. Giles HAMLINs meadow; more over I give to my sayd son Nathaniel all that my meadow on the South sid of the Crick at pason chag on the East sid the Great River; more over I give to my sayd son the one halfe of my Leaven acre Lott at the South End of the towne; I give allso to my sayd son the on Halfe of my Great Lott at the Long Swamp, as allso the on halfe of my great Lott in the westermost Rang of Lotts.  It. I give to my daughter Elizabeth HUBARD All the Rest of my Land on the East sid the Great River, besides what is formerly Deposed of, both which is Layd out & which is Lotted for by the List of Estate in the yeare 1673, only my half mille Lott excepted; It. I give to my Daughter Mary RANY fourty shillings out of my Estate, but on further consideration instead of that fourty shillings I give my sayd daughter the on halfe of my halfe Mille Lott on the East sid the Great River, devided by the List in 1673.  It. I give to my son Richard HUBARD my hous I now Dwell in & my barne and all other buildings, with my home Lott they stand on; as also my Long meadow Land & the Rest of my Long meadow swampe besids that I have given to my son Danill, hee allowing my son Daniel a Lamas highway to goe to the Swampe I give him if need Require; more over I give to my sayd son the other halfe of my Leaven Acre Lott at the south end of the towne, as allso the other halfe of my Great Lott at the Long Swampe, & Likewise the other halfe of my great Lott in the Westermost Rang of Lotts.  Moreover it is my meaning herein, and my will is, that my sayd son Richard shall be my solle Executor, Injoyning him to provid Comfortably for his mother During her widow hood, And to pay all my Just Debts for my Desent Buriall; more over I give to my Loving wife Elizabeth HUBARD all my housould Goods During her Natural Life, and after her Deseas my will is that my houshould Goods be equally Devided between Nathaniel And Richard & Elizabeth, Except the Great

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Kettle, which I will to my son Richard.  And farther it is my will that my Loving wife shall have the South end of my hous To Dwell in by her self if shee see caus, & rome in the seler for her nesesary use During her widow hood.  More over on farther Consideration my will is that my wife Shall have halfe my hom Lott & halfe my orchard during her widow hud, as also on Cowe, And soe to provid for her selfe, & that my son Richard shall pay her three pownds pr year of Corent pay of the Country During her natural Life.


Upon farther Consideration I see cause to give the whole eleven acres of Land over the two Sticks brooke by the fulling mill to my Son Nathaniel.


Signed in presents of us:

Sar. Samuel X WARD. I Request my Loving brethren
John HALL senior, Robert WARNER & Deacon John HALL
Ebenezer HUBBARD. to be the over seers to the per-
formance of my will.  27 February, 1683-4.

Court Record, Page 112–3d September, 1685: Will Proven.


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HUBBARD, Joseph, Middletown.  Invt. £139-11-00.  Taken December, 1686, by Nathaniel WHITE, Robert WARNER.  The children: Joseph age 15 years, Robert 13, George 11, John 8, Elizabeth 3 years of age.

There is also a Legacy by Capt. WATTS his Will to Joseph HUBBARD.

Court Record, Page 127–3d March, 1686-7: Adms. to the Widow.  Order to Dist. the Estate and appoint Lieut. Nathaniel WHITE, Robert PORTER (now Dec) & Robert WARNER Overseers to assist the Widow in the management of the Estate.

Page 139–4 March, 1696-7: It appears that two of the Distributors above named Deceased.  The Court appoint at the desire of Robert HUBBARD, one of the Children, Ensign John HALL and Sergt. Thomas WARDE, with Capt. WHITE, to distribute the Estate according to the former Order of the Court.

Page 102–(Vol. VII) 2 February, 1704-5: Robert, George & Elizabeth HUBBARD of Middletown, children of Joseph HUBBARD, being all of lawful age, Exhibited in this Court an Agreement in writing under their hands & seals, made for the division & settlement of the Estate of the sd. Joseph HUBBARD, and all acknowledged the same before this Court to be their free act and deed.  This agreement on File, made with the consent and approbation of their Mother: Robert HUBBARD is to have the whole Homestade and Twenty acres of Land out of the East side of that Lott upon which his brother George hath built and upon which he doth now dwell.  George HUBBARD is to have the remainder of the Lott upon which he now lives, being about 75 acres.  And John HUBBARD is to have about

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17-1/2 acres where he now lives, and the meadow Lott at wongonk, and the one acre of Land at passon chauge.  And Elizabeth HUBBARD, their sister, having already received £6-10-00 in pay, is to have £13-10-00 more in Country pay, to be paid betwixt George and John HUBBARD within three years after the date hereof.  And the above Robert doth by this Instrument take the care of their mother, and doth bind him, his heirs, Executors and administrators, to provide for her and give unto her a comfortable subsistance of food and rayment during her natural life, and other necessaries that she shall want.  In witness whereof the said Robert, George, John and Elizabeth HUBBARD, And Mary, their Mother, have unto this Agreement set their hands and seals this 3d day of June, 1704.

Witnesses present: GORG HUBARD LS.

acknowledged 3 December, 1707, before me, John HAMLIN, Assistant.

Genealogy of Hubbard and Bogel Families of Presidio County, Texas

1 February 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Harry J. Hubbard, Jr., The Genealogy of Hubbard and Bogel Families of Presidio County, Texas, Their Ancestors and Descendants, 1600-1989 (El Paso[?]: published by the author, 1990).  [WorldCat]

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George HUBBARD was born in Galstonbury, Somersetshire, England about 1600.  He married Mary BISHOP, daughter of John and Ann BISHOP in England in 1627.  George, accompanied by his family, prbably landed in Watertown, Massachusetts about 1633.

On 6 May 1635 the General Court of Massachusetts Bay granted the inhabitants of Watertown permission to “remove themselves to any place that they shall think meete to make choice of, provided they continue under this government.”  The reason being that there were too many towns and increasing numbers of cattle.  On 15 October 1635, George and his family joined about sixty men, women and children with their cattle, horses and pigs as they commenced their difficult journey toward Connecticut.

In 1636 George HUBBARD and Samuel WAKEMAN surveyed along the Connecticut River from Windsor to the Falls (Chicopee?) and from Wethersfield to the mouth of the (Connecticut) River.  Wethersfield comprised a fifty square mile parallelogram straddling the River.  In 1639, George, by survey, cut out that portion lying east of the Connecticut River from the Hartford line to the Sturgeon River.  This eastern portion, about 1690, was named Glastonbury (Wethersfield to the west of the River).  In this area George laid out forty-four “Three mile lots.”  His comprising one hundred ninety-five acres, was number 14 in Glastonbury.  To the east was wilderness.

George represented Wethersfield in the first Colonial General Court.  After three years in Wethersfield, George, with a number of his neighbors, moved to Milford, Connecticut where George was granted Milford Island.  He was admitted to the church on 15 January 1644.

George sold Milford Island and moved to Guilford, Connecticut where he bought property from Jacob SHEAFFE on 22 September 1648.  On 6 October 1650 he was admitted to the Guilford church as a member.  He served for many years as a Deputy Magistrate. in 1666-7 he was a member of the Assembly at the union of the Hartford and New Haven Colonies.  In May 1670 the Court invested him with the authority to “joyne persons in marriage.”

After outstanding contributions to communities in the Connecticut River Valley, George died in January 1683.  His will, dated 23 May 1682, is filed, pages 96-7, Volume I, Probate Office Records, New Haven, Connecticut.  There is a 30 December 1682 codicil.  The inventory, dated 30 may 1683, lists 564 pounds, 08 shillings, 06 pence.  Mary died in Guilford, New Haven County on 14 September 1675.  Both are believed to be buried in the Guilford village green (formerly the cemetery).  (Information taken from pp. 199-205,”One Thousand Years of HUBBARD History, 866-1895,” Edward Warren Day, 1895.  “Considerably, from a huge manuscript volume filed in the town clerk’s office of Guilford (CT)”.  Vol. 9 “American Ancestry,” Jane Hubbard Lloyd).

George HUBBARD, surveyor, and author’s antecedent, Thomas HOOKER, must have been acquainted.  George and his family moved to what was to become the Hartford, Connecticut area (Wethersfield) in 1635.  Thomas HOOKER moved to the area he and his group founded as Hartford in 1636.  Both the Hartford and Wethersfield people, in small adjacent communities, had similar objectives, that is, com-

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munity organization, division of lands, use of river waters, farming and, most importantly, freedom.  George and Thomas HOOKER were active participants in carrying out the objectives.


John HUBBARD, eldest son of George and Mary BISHOP HUBBARD, was born in England about 1630 and came with his parents to America (Watertown, Massachusetts) about 1633 (“One Thousand Years of HUBBARD History, 866-1895,” Edward Warren Day, 1895).  John married Mary SHEAFE, cousin of Mary SHEAFE MERRIAM, wife of Robert MERRIAM of Concord, Massachusetts.  The two Mary SHEAFE’s, one married to a MERRIAM, may have given rise to the confusion regarding the identity of John HUBBARD’s wife.

[Mary SHEAFE: The family name of John HUBBARD’s wife has been controversial.  The Hatfield, Massachusetts memorial stele, inscribed “Mary MERRIAM,” was set about one hundred eighty-five years after Mary’s death, therefore, may not be correct.  Page 213, “One Thousand Years of HUBBARD History” by Harlan Page Hubbard is inconclusive.  The New England Historic Genealogical Society does not support the name Mary MERRIAM, but presents evidence, pages 339-40, The HUBBARD Family, “The Ancestry of Samuel, Freda and John WARNER” by Frederick Chester Warner, 1949 that Mary SHEAFE, daughter of Thomas SHEAFE, Cranbrook County, Kent, England was John’s wife.  Thomas SHEAFE was a first cousin of Mary SHEAFE MERRIAM of Concord, Massachusetts who is buried beside her husband, Robert, in Hill Burying Ground, Concord.  The Robert MERRIAMs were childless.  According to page 2734, Vol. IV, “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts,” by W.R. Cutter, 1910, the wills of Robert MERRIAM and his wife, Mary, 11 February 1686/7, both name Jonathan HUBBARD, John’s son, “cosen.”]

The John HUBBARDs lived for a few years in Concord where Robert MERRIAM owned farm property.  John then moved to Wethersfield.  On 18 April 1659 he agreed to move with other members of the community to Hadley, Massachusetts.  He was made a freeman on 26 March 1661.  After 1672 he moved to Hatfield, Massachusetts, where he died in the home of his son, Isaac, in 1702 (“One Thousand Years of HUBBARD History, 866-1895,” pp. 213-214).  A verse on John HUBBARD’s stele reads:

“My glass is run my life is spent
My earthly temple was but bent
Why should I wish a length of years
To spend in such a vale of tears”

Richard Harrison of Newark

14 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: Richard W. Cook, “Richard Harrison of Newark,” Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 57[1982].

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RICHARD WILSON COOK (1903-1981) was one of those accomplished students of genealogy who, when it came time to reduce his research notes to a manuscript, favored us by putting his findings into the classical format eschewing cumbersome numbering systems and confusing arrangements of facts. During his lifetime, Dick Cook contributed much to the Society and its Magazine including his series of studies entitled “Early Families of Newark,” of which this is one.

1. RICHARD HARRISON, born possibly ca. 1596, died October 25, 1653 at Branford, Connecticut. He came from West Kirby, Cheshire, England, to New Haven, later removing to Branford.


+2. Richard, b. ca. 1662.

+3. Elizabeth, b. ca. 1625.

+4. Thomas, bp. Dec. 2, 1627.

+5. Ellen, b. 163-

+6. Mary.

2. RICHARD HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#1), born ca. 1622, died 168-, married Sarah HUBBARD, daughter of George and Mary HUBBARD, born ca. 1625. George HUBBARD was born ca. 1594, died January 1682/3; Mary HUBBARD died September 14, 1676 in Guilford, Connecticut. Richard HARRISON came from Branford in 1666 with the group to found the Town of Newark. He was active in Town affairs. In May 1668 he was one of the Agents from Newark who established the line with the Agents from Elizabeth Town. The same year the Town bargained with Deacon WARD, Sarj. Richard HARRISON, and Sarj. Edward RIGS to build a meeting house for seventeen pounds. At the Town Meeting, August 12, 1673, Sarj’t HARRISON was chosen one of the Deputies to go to Wood bridge. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the Dutch, September 1673 (GMNJ 12:83). Richard HARRISON of Newark received a patent to 152 acres September 30, 1675 (NJA 21:21). At the Town Meeting, May 16, 1683 he announced he was turning over his rights to the Corn Mill, having bought out Mr. Treat’s share, to his sons Sam’l, Joseph, and George HARRISON, who agreed to accept the Mill subject to the conditions agreed to by the original Builders and Operators, Mr. Robert TREAT and Sarj’t Richard HARRISON.  In the list of those owing Quit-rents in New Work, 1685, is Richard HERRISEN for 152 acres.(NJHSP, New Series, 15:239)


+7. John, b. prob. 1645

+8. Samuel b. prob. ca. 1648

+9. Joseph, b. prob. ca. 1651

+10. Benjamin, b. July 30, 1655

11. Ann, b. Nov. 2, 1657, d. Nov. 8, 1657 (Branford Vital Records, Amer. Gene., vol. XII)

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+12. George, b. Dec. 31, 1658

+13. Daniel, b. 1662

+14. Mary, b. 1664-65.

3. ELIZABETH HARRISON, daughter of Richard HARRISON (#1), born ca. 1625, married first ca. 1655 Henry LYNE, married second John LAMPSON, married third John MORRIS. She is named in three instruments recorded June 18, 1668. First, Certificate that Hopestill LYNE, 6 to 7 years old, the daughter of Henry LYNE of New Haven in New England, son of John LYNE of Badby, Northamptonshire, which Henry died January 14, 1662, and had the child Hopestill by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Richard HARRISON of West Kerby, Cheshire, is still alive as sworn to by Richard HARRISON, Thomas JOHNSON, William MEAKER, and Ellen JOHNSON. Second, Appointment as guardians of Hopestill LYNE, her mother Elizabeth and her present husband John MORRIS of Newark. Third, John and Elizabeth MORRIS, late of New Haven, in New England, now of Newark, N.J., guardians of Hopestill LYNE gave power of attorney to Samuel WILLIS of Hartford, New England, for the management of the child’s property (NJA 21:29, 30).

John MORRIS of Newark died intestate. On November 5, 1675 letters of administration were granted to the widow Elizabeth (NJA 21:38; 23:328).

On November 22, 1690 John MORRIS of Newark deeded 20 acres in Newark on the Pissaick River, bounded north by Samuel HARRISON (NJA 21:268). On February 24, 1692/3 John MORRIS of Newark, son and heir proper in law of John MORRIS, dec’d, gave a quit-claim to his brother Philipp MORRIS of Newark for all property devised by their mother Elizabeth MORRIS (ibid. p. 210). On March 25, 1694 administration of the estate of Philipp MORRIS, deceased, intestate, was granted to the widow Johanna. He died December 5, 1693. (NJA 21:210; 23:329)

4. THOMAS HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#1), baptised December 2, 1627 at Branford, Connecticut. He married first Mrs. Dorothy THOMPSON and second, on March 29, 1666 at Branford, Mrs. Elizabeth STENT. It would appear that Thomas HARRISON intended to go to Newark with his brother, but did not. In the Newark Town Records, Meeting of February 6, 1667, it is stated that as Thomas HARRISON had deserted his lot before recording it, he was not entered in the drawing of places for the choosing of lots.

5. ELLEN HARRISON, daughter of Richard HARRISON (#1), born 163-, died supposedly November 2, 1694, supposedly married first February 25, 1650 at Branford, Connecticut, John THOMPSON, married second Thomas JOHNSON, born ca. 1630, died November 5, 1694. Thomas JOHNSON was one of the original founders of Newark and was active in town affairs. On December 17, 1669 he, as Constable of Newark, was ordered to publish the recall of TREAT’s and CRAINE’s commissions as Justices of the Peace (NJA 21:30). Thomas JOHNSON of Newark, about 64 years old, in his will dated November 2, 1694 and proved November 21, 1694 names sons Joseph, John, Thomas, and Eliphalet the youngest who is named executor (NJA 21:215-16; 23:265).

6. MARY HARRISON, daughter of Richard HARRISON (#1), supposedly married at Branford, Connecticut, November 27, 1662 Thomas PIERSON, probably a kinsman of the Rev. Abraham PIERSON. Thomas PIERSON senior of Newark in his will dated Janu-

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ary 12, 1697/8 and proved March 1, 1700/1 names his children Samuel, Thomas the youngest son, Hannah, Abigail, Mary, and Elizabeth. Executor was his son Samuel LYON. (NJA 21:326) It would appear from this that Thomas PIERSON married 2nd a widow LYON with a son Samuel.

7. JOHN HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born probably 1645, died probably 1675-76 although it may have been earlier as he did not take the Oath of Allegiance to the Dutch, September 1673, as did his of-age brothers (18 and over). John HARRISON on October 30, 1666 signed with the others from Branford the agreement concerning the new town on the Passaick River in the Province of New Jersey. He was active in Town affairs. On May 26, 1673 John HARRISON drew his number for his place in a new drawing for lots. On March 14, 1676 the inventory of the estate of John HARRISON was made. On March 16, 1675/6 letters of administration on the estate of John HARRISON, dec’d, were granted to his brother Samuel HARRISON. (NJA 21:39, 40)

8. SAMUEL HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born probably ca. 1648, died 1724, married Mary WARD, daughter of Sarj’t John WARD, Sr., and Sarah —-, born June 11, 1654 at Branford, Connecticut, died April 16, 1738, aged 85 years, buried in the Old Newark Burying Ground. For more about the ancestry of Mary WARD see GMNY 57:59-60.

Samuell HARRISSON took the Oath of Allegiance to the Dutch, September 1673. On January 27, 1695/6 a Patent was issued to Samuel, Joseph, and Daniel HARRISON, all of Newark, for 100 acres in two lots (NJA 21:257). On August 8, 1696 a Patent was issued to Samuel HARRISON of Newark for 116 acres, of which 16 acres was in the right of John WARD senior, dec’d, his father-in-law (ibid, p. 248). On August 22, 1696 Samuel HARRISON of Newark and wife Mary deeded 20 acres in Newark Township (ibid. p. 269). In the list of persons in Essex County paying Quit-rents, 1696, is Samuell HARRISON for 120 acres and 116 acres (NJHSP, New Series, 15:375). Peter CUNDICT of Newark, clothier, in his will dated February 7, 1713/4 and proved May 19, 1714 names his wife Mary, various children all under 21, with wife as sole executrix with Dr. George HARRISON and brother-in-law Samuel HARRISON as overseers (NJA 23:122).

Samuel HARRISON of Newark yeoman, in his will dated January 7, 1712/3 and proved December 12, 1724 names his wife Mary and his children Samuel, John, Mary wife of Peter CUNDIT, Sarah wife of Nathaniel WARD, Susannah wife of Samuel WARD, Abigail, and Elenor. Wife sole executrix. (NJA 23:210-11, 214)

9. JOSEPH HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born probably ca. 1651, married Dorcas WARD, daughter of Sarj’t John WARD, Sr., and Sarah —-, born March 10, 1662/3 at Branford, Connecticut, died January 25, 1738/9 in her 76th year, buried in the Old Newark Burying Ground. For more about the ancestry of Dorcas WARD see GMNJ 57:59-60. Joseph HARRISON was active in Town affairs, first being named when he was a witness to a Town agreement, 1673. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the Dutch, September 1673 (GMNJ 12:84). He is on the list of persons owing Quit-rents in Newark, 1685, on 65 acres and in 1696 on 103 acres and 100 acres (NJHSP, New Series 15:375). According to Samuel H. CONGAR (Shaw, History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey, 1:358) he was living in 1742, aged 93, when he testified concerning the 1666 purchase and bounds of the Town. He is said to have had children Joseph, Stephen, Richard, Nathaniel, Elizabeth wife of Caleb BALDWIN, Phebe

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wife of John WARD, and Mary SAFRON.

10. BENJAMIN HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born July 30, 1655 in Branford, Connecticut, married Mary PLUM, daughter of Samuel and Hannah PLUM, born April 1, 1653 at Branford. Benjamin HERRISSON took the Oath of Allegiance to the Dutch, September 1673 (GMNJ 12:85). At the Newark Town Meeting January 1, 1690/1 it was voted to pay the wages of several soldiers including Benjamin HARRISON. His name was included in the list of 1715 of those concerned with the fence on the Common Line. He is said to have had a son Abraham.

12. GEORGE HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born December 31, 1658 at Branford, Connecticut, died April 22, 1715 in his 57th year, married Mary —–. At a Newark Town Meeting January 2, 1687/8 George HARRISON was accepted as Constable to replace Thomas RICHARDS. Then on the 9th he signed the list of Planters who were agreeing to pay their share toward supporting the minister. On November 4, 1694 he was one of the witnesses to the will of John CRANE senior, dated November 4, 1694 (NJA 21:216). He was on the list of those owing Quit-rents in Essex County, 1696, for 50 acres. (NJHSP, New Series, 15:376) George HARRISON of Essex County in his will dated January 1, 1713/4 and proved August 11, 1715 names his wife Mary and children Isaac, George, and Mary (NJA 23:210, 212).

13. DANIEL HARRISON, son of Richard HARRISON (#2), born 1662, died December 19, 1738 in his 77th year, married Abigail BALL, daughter of Edward BALL and Abigail BATCHLEY, born probably ca. 1671. Daniel HARRISON was buried in the Old Newark Burying Ground. In the list of persons paying Quit-rents, 1696, in Essex County is Daniel HARRISON on 45 acres (NJHSP, New Series, 15:375). At the Newark Town Meeting, April 11, 1705, Daniel HARRISON was voted to be a Fence Viewer for part of the Common Line of Fence. Daniel HARRISON of Newark, signed “his mark” to his will dated March 13, 1737, proved December 26, 1738, and in it refers to the children of his daughters Lydia BALDWIN and Abigail FARRAND both deceased, names his sons Daniel and Moses who are appointed executors, and his grandson Jonathan HARRISON under 21 (NJA 30:222).


15. Lydia, b. ca. 1691, d. Jan. 1736/7, m. John BALDWIN, Jr., & Hannah OSBORNE, b. 1686, d. Dec. 21, 1732, in 47th yr. Both Lydia and her husband John BALDWIN were buried in the Old Newark Burying Grd. Their stones were later removed to the First Pres. Chyd (GMNJ 38:21).

16. Abigail, b. poss. ca. 1695, d. before 1738, m. Samuel FARRAND, b. 1681, d. Sept. 16, 1750 aged 69y. & 6m. He m. 2nd Hannah —-, who died Oct. 18, 1748 in 63rd yr. and was buried in the Old Newark Burying Grd. Her gravestone was removed to the crypt in Fairmount Cem. (GMNJ 29:16). Samuel FARRAND of Newark in his will dated Sept. 3, 1747 and proved Jan. 2, 1750 names his children Daniel, Samuel, Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Joseph, Sarah, Phebe, Hannah, & Elizabeth, wife Hannah as one of executors (NJA 30:172).

17. Daniel, b. 1700-1701, d. Oct. 19, 1748, aged 47 yrs., m. Abigail —-, b. 1709, d. Nov. 11, 1789 in 81st yr. Abigail was buried in the Old Newark Burying Grd, and her gravestone was one of those removed to the crypt in Fairmount Cem. (GMNJ 29:17).

18. Moses, b. ca. 1708, d. Feb. 18, 1765 in 57th yr., m. Abigail FOSTER. Moses HARRISON was buried in the Old Newark Burying Grd, and his gravestone was later removed to the Fairmount Cem. crypt. Moses HARRISON of Newark in his will dated January 18, 1755 and proved Feb. 27, 1765 names his daughter Mary DOD and under age daughters Anna, Demaras, Abigail, & Sarah, and son Jonas who was one of the executors (NJA 33:180).

19. Jonathan, b. ca. 1712, d. Dec. 9, 1732 in 21st yr., buried Old Newark Burying Grd.

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14. MARY HARRISON, daughter of Richard HARRISON (#2), born 1664-65, died November 15, 1732 in her 68th year, married Samuel PIERSON, born 1663-64, died March 19, 1730 in his 67th year. Both were buried in the cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church of Orange, New Jersey. At the Newark Town Meeting, January 1, 1686/7 Samuel PIERSON was admitted as a Planter. Samuel PIERSON of Newark, carpenter, in his will dated March 13, 1729/30 and proved April 15, 1730 names his wife Mary as sole executrix and his sons Joseph, Samuel, James, Daniel, and Caleb, and daughters Jemima, Mary, and Hannah; refers to home farm as adjoining John HARRISON and Samuel FARRAND (NJA 23:365).