Wallingford Connecticut

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.

Hardships of the Early Natchez Emigrants

Taking the reader with us, to the settlements of the distant Natchez region, he will find that emigrants continued to pour in, upon those fertile hills and alluvial bottoms, from all parts of “his majesty’s Atlantic plantations.” Many were the hardships and perils they encountered, in reaching this remote and comparatively uninhabited region. It is …

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Patience Todd Clinton of Wallingford CT

CLINTON, Patience Todd5, (Enos4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 9, 1768, died Aug. 23, 1845, married Jesse Eton, son of Capt. Lawrence and Elizabeth (Todd) Clinton, who was born at Clintonville, Conn., Aug. 9, 1762, died there Dec. 12, 1836. Their children were born in Wallingford, Conn. For Mrs. Elizabeth Clinton’s ancestry see No. 84. …

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Lydia Todd Monson of Wallingford CT

MONSON, Lydia Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1744, died about 1834, married July 2, 1761, John, son of Moses and Phebe (Merriman) Munson, who was born in Wallingford, Conn. Aug. 2, 1740, died in 1828. He was a farmer and cooper. They lived in Wallingford, New Haven (Mt. Carmel), Goshen and Litchfield, …

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Margaret Todd Cooke of Wallingford CT

COOKE, Margaret Todd7, (Darling6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1833, died in 1891, in Wallingford, Conn., married March 18, 1856, Hiram Dwight, son of Hiram and Anna M. (Marks) Cooke, who was born Dec. 18, 1832, They moved from New York State to Wallingford, Conn., in 1857. Children: I. Thankful Estella, b. …

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Harriet Ellen Todd Strauss Wallingford CT

STRAUSS, Harriet Ellen Todd8, (Orrin K.7, William6, Simeon5, Joel4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 19, 1860, married Nov. 16, 1888, Henry John Strauss, of Middletown, Conn., who was a successful business man in Wallingford, Conn., where their interests grew and they accumulated quite a property. The Rev. Mr. Reynolds, her pastor and friend of much …

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Clifford Kirtland Todd of Wallingford CT

Clifford Kirtland Todd8, (Orrin K.7, William6, Simeon5, Joel4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) married at Wallingford, Conn., Aug. 25, 1897, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Lobb, the Rev. E. G. Richardson, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Clifford K. Todd had in his nature two qualities not possessed in so large a degree by any others of these …

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Frances Adelaide Todd Treloar of Fall River MA

TRELOAR, Frances Adelaide Todd8, (Orrin K.7, William6, Simeon5, Joel4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) married Charles Elmer, son of John Treloar, who is an independent manufacturer of hardware at Yalesville, where they reside. Mrs. Treloar spent all her years until 18 at school and had the special advantage of the State Normal at New Haven. She then …

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Allison DeWitt Todd of Wallingford CT

Allison DeWitt Todd8, (Orrin K.7, William6, Simeon5, Joel4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 1879, in Wallingford, Conn., married in New Haven, Ct., June 30, 1913, Dorendo Helen, daughter of Charles Henry Beckett, of Middlefield, Conn. Allison DeWitt Todd was born about three months after the sudden death of his father. He has lived practically all …

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