Location: Farmington Connecticut

J. R. Bronson

Ancestors of John Richardson Bronson of Attleboro, MA

JOHN RICHARDSON BRONSON, M. D., who for over half a century was one of the best known practitioners of medicine in southern Massachusetts and part of Rhode Island, and who for upward of fifty years was a resident of Attleboro, was a native of Connecticut, born in the town of Middlebury, New Haven county, June 5, 1829, son of Garry and Maria (Richardson) Bronson.

The Bronson family was early planted in the New World. John Bronson (early of record as Brownson and Brunson) was early at Hartford. He is believed, though not certainly known, to have been one of the company who came in 1636 with Mr. Hooker, of whose church he was a member. He was a soldier in the Pequot battle of 1637. He is not named among the proprietors of Hartford in the land division of 1639; but is mentioned in the same year in the list of settlers, who by the “towne’s courtesie” had liberty “to fetch woods and keepe swine or cowes on the common.” His house lot was in the “soldiers’ field,” so called, in the north part of the old village of Hartford, on the “Neck Road” (supposed to have been given for service in the Pequot war), where he lived in 1640. He moved, about 1641 to Tunxis (Farmington) He was deputy from Farmington in May, 1651, and at several subsequent sessions, and the “constable of Farmington” in 1652. He was one of the seven pillars at the organization of the Farmington Church in 1652. His name is on the list of freemen of Farmington in 1669. He died Nov. 28, 1680.

Lewis Family Genealogy

William Lewis Genealogy

Professor K. O. Thompson, author of the Lewis Family Genealogy descended the family tree through the line of Nathaniel Lewis, son of William Lewis and Mary Cheevers, for nine total generations in this free manuscript. If you descend from Nathaniel Lewis or William Lewis then this rare manuscript could be quite valuable to you.

Genealogy of Matthew Woodruff of Farmington Connecticut

NOTE-Regarding Woodruff’s of Wooley, England. Regarding the genealogy of the Woodruff Family, published in Volume III of the Colonial Families of the United States, will say that the circumstances surrounding the record of Matthew Woodruff in said book are as follows: Sometime in 1910 a party called on me stating that his name was Norris Woodruff. that he was from England and naturally well acquainted with the Woodruff Families there, that he was a descendant of the Woodruffs of Wooley, England, and for a consideration would give out details that would establish a direct connection between the Woodruffs of England

Descendants of Matthew Woodruff

MATTHEW WOODRUFF (1) and wife Hannah, came from Hartford to Farmington in 1640-1. He was one of the eighteen proprietors of the Town of Farmington in 1672, having been admitted as a freeman in 1637, (History of Southington, Conn.. Page CCIVII.) He died at very old age in 1652. He was a man of considerable wealth for those days. He joined the church March 1st, 1672. His will probated Dec. 13th, 1682. mentions his wife, Hannah, who was admitted to the church in Farmington, April 2, 1634, also his will mentions three sons and a daughter named Hannah. wife of

Michael Todd of Hartford County CT

Michael Todd4, (Michael3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 10, 1729, died May 6, 1776, married first Aug. 10, 1749, Eunice, eldest daughter of Capt. James and Mary (Hitchcock) Peck, of New Haven, Ct., who was born Feb. 14, 1731-32, died Nov. 1765; second Sept. 15, 1766, Mary, eldest daughter of John and Hannah (Smith) Rowe, of East Haven, Conn., who was born March 22, 1744, died about 1789. She married second(???)Holt. Mr. Todd fulfilled his fathers desires as expressed in his will and testament and graduated from Yale college in 1748. He afterward became an extensive merchant in New Haven, Conn.

Biography of Lieutenant Joseph Kellogg

(I) Lieutenant Joseph Kellogg was born in Great Leigh, England, April 1, 1626, and died in 1707. The immigrant ancestor of the family, he at first settled at Farmington, Connecticut, where he was living in 1651. He removed to Boston in 1675, and thence to Hadley, where he had charge of the ferry between Hadley and Northampton, and kept a tavern, and he and his sons had land grants in Hadley. He was a sergeant of militia and was in command of the Hadley troops in the famous Turners Falls Fight at the time of the King Philip War, May

Tunxis Tribe

Tunxis Indians (from Wuttunkshau, `the point where the river bends.’-Trumbull). An important tribe that lived on middle Farmington river near the great bend, about where Farmington and Southington Hartford County, Connecticut, are now. They were subject at an early period to Sequassen, the sachem who sold Hartford to the English. Ruttenber includes them in the Wappinger. They sold the greater part of their territory in 1610. About 1700 they still had a village of 20 wigwams at Farmington, but in 1761 there were only 4 or 5 families left.

Biographical Sketch of John Andrus

(I) John Andrus, immigrant ancestor, came from Essex county, England, and settled at Tunxis, later named Farmington, Connecticut, in 1640. A complete history of the family will be found in “Andrews Memorial,” compiled by Alfred Andrews, of New Britain, Connecticut, and published by A. H. Andrews & Company, of Chicago, Illinois, in 1872. John Andrus married Mary.