Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637

The first levy of ninety men for war against the Pequots was made May 1, 1637, calling for forty-two men from Hartford, thirty from Windsor and eighteen from Wethersfield (Colonial Records, Vol. I., 8.) The second levy of thirty men was made June 2, 1637, calling for fourteen men from Hartford, ten from Windsor and six from Wethersfield. The third levy of ten men was made June 26, 1637, calling for five men from Hartford, three from Windsor and two from Wethersfield (Colonial Records, Vol, I., 10). These three levies called for sixty-one men from Hartford, forty-two from Windsor and twenty-six from Wethersfield, making a total of one hundred and thirty men. There is no record of the enlistments for these levies and no muster roll or pay roll of those in the service. The Hartford soldiers were given land by the proprietors in the “Soldiers’ Field,” but there is no vote or record setting out this land and no list of their names. The Colonial Records mention many Pequot Soldiers, and twelve of these, although known to have been from Hartford, are not known to have had land in the “Soldier’s Field.” From the Hartford land records (Distributions) the names of perhaps more than half of the Hartford soldiers may be gleaned. Some of the lots were two or three times as large as the lots of other men of the same rank, and this, taken with the fact that soldiers known to have been from Hartford have no record of land in the said field, indicates that the rights of some soldiers to said land were purchased by other soldiers before the tract was distributed, thereby leaving us without any record of their rights in the said land. Several lists, more or less complete, from the various towns have been compiled by different persons, with more or less accuracy. The locations given by the various compilers cannot always be depended upon, for in some instances they included men who settled in the respective towns after the war, as, for example, Mr. Adams and Dr. Stiles include Samuel and Thomas Hale in the Wethersfield list, because they settled there, although they were evidently living in Hartford in 1637.

It should be borne in mind that there were no settlements in Connecticut, at that time, other than Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield and the beginning of a settlement at Saybrook. With the exception of nineteen men under Captain Underhill (a few of whom were from Saybrook and the rest from Massachusetts), only Connecticut men were in the Mystic Fort fight in May, 1637. In the Swamp fight at Fairfield, June, 1637, there were, besides the Connecticut men, some one hundred or more Massachusetts men under Captain Israel Stoughton. There does not appear to be any list of those who went from Massachusetts. Bodge’s “Soldiers in King Philip’s War,” has a brief account of the Pequot War and claims to have drawn from all available sources. It gives a list of Hartford and Windsor men, a list of the volunteers raised in Plymouth, Mass., to go, but never went, and gives no list of the men under Stoughton and Underhill.

The Colony of Connecticut gave land to thirty-six of these men, or their heirs, and in connection therewith stated that such grants were in consideration of service in the Pequot War. Many of the men hereinafter named received land grants which may have been in consideration of such service, but inasmuch as land grants, without special service, were common we have not, with one or two exceptions, cited land grants in which there is no reference to service in the Pequot War. In the following “Soldiers’ Record” we have designated these thirty-six men by references under “service mentioned,” by reference to the volume and page of the Colonial Records where the grants, with mention of service, may be found. So far, we have the names of only ninety-five men that are said to have been Connecticut soldiers in the Pequot War. Five of these men were probably from Saybrook and three of them cannot be located, thus leaving the number from the river towns at eighty-seven out of the one hundred and thirty called for in the three levies. Of the ninety-five soldiers hereafter named, it is probable that fifty may be credited to Hartford, on its quota of sixty-one; eighteen to Windsor on its quota of forty-three, and nineteen to Wethersfield on its quota of twenty-six. Of the fifty men from Hartford, Francis II. Parker, Esq., gives the names of twenty-nine men who had lots in the Soldiers’ Field at Hartford, as hereinafter stated in the “Soldiers’ Record.”

While the following list of soldiers is neither complete nor perfect, it is based upon the conclusions of several workers who have examined every accessible data as to the three river towns with such care that any statement of service in the Pequot War of men whose names do not appear in this list, should be doubted, unless accompanied with satisfactory reasons for such statement.

The Pequot War of 1637 Soldiers’ Record

Alphabetically arranged according to their names.

ALVORD, SERGT. BENEDICT

Service mentioned. (C. R. Vol II., p. 150, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge, Stiles’ Win. and Parker.) Son of Thomas and Joan (Hawkins), Alford, was of Windsor, 1637, in Old England 1639, in Mass. 1640, when he returned to Windsor and died 1683. Five children. (Alvord’s Descendants of Alexander Alvord, pp. 12 to 18 and 24; Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 268; Win. Gen. and Savage.)

BARBER, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He was the first in New England by the name of Barber, settled at Windsor 1635, where he was an apprentice of Francis Stiles, carpenter. Removed to Simsbury, 1648, died 1662. Seven children. (Win. Gen.; Ancestry of David Byers; Barber, p. 1; Barber-Eno Gen., p. 5; Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 94, and Pope.)

BARNES, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161.) Enlisted from Hartford, (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker,) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Of Hartford, 1637, removed to Farmington before 1651; died 1689. Three children. (Talcott, Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 401.)

BLATCHIFORD, PETER

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) H e was early of Hartford, removed to New London, 1658. Bought land at Haddam, 1668, where he died 1671. Three children. (Talcott, Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 185; Caulkins, pp. 60, 66, 68, 74, no , 137, 156 and 157, and Atwater, p. 691.)

BLATCHLEY (BLAKESLEY), THOMAS

Enlisted, probably from Hartford. (Parker.) Came in the Hopewell, 1635, was early at Hartford, removed to New Haven, 1643, and to Branford about 1666. Died at Bostpn, Mass., 1674. Four children. (Talcott, Savage, Bronson’s Hist. Waterbury, p. 466; Atwater, pp. 613 and 614, and Pope.)

BLUMFIELD , WILLIAM

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Came in the Elizabeth 1634 and settled at Hartford, removed to New London about 1650 and to Newtown, L. I., 1663. Three children. (Talcott, Savage, Caulkins, p. 93, Pope and Hinman’s Early Puritan Settlers, p. 260.)

BRONSON, JOHN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was early of Hartford, removed to Farmington about 1641, where he died 1680. Seven children. (Talcott, Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 278, Timlow, p. xxxii. and Orcutt’s Hist. Wolcott, p. 458.)

BUCKLAND, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. H., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He was freeman Massachusetts 1635, and died 1662. Ten children. (Win, Gen., Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 101.)

BULL, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Mason, C. R., Vol. I., pp. 228 and 230, Vol. II., p. 165, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) H e was first at Boston or Cambridge, 1635; Hartford 1636; was in command at the Fort at Saybrook in 1675; died 1684. Seven children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope, Stuart, p. 120, and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 281.)

BUNCE, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 154, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge and Stuart.) Was early of Hartford where he died 1683. Five children. (Talcott, Weth, Gen., Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 283.)

BURR, BENJAMIN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) He was of Cambridge, Mass., 1636, and early at Hartford, where he died r68r. Four children. (Talcott, Todd’s Burr Family* PP-2 78 to 281; Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 2850

CHAPPELL, GEORGE

Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) From Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Came in the Christian 1634, aged 20, and went to Windsor as appentice to Mr. Francis Stiles, but soon removed to Wethersfield and to New London about 1649. Died 1709. Nine children. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Pope and Caulkins, p. 352.)

CLARK, JOHN , of Hartford

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Ha d a lot in the Soldiers’ Field. (H. T. V., p. 61.) Probably the John Clark, who was freeman at Cambridge, Mass., 1632, where his last record is March 1, 1635-6. An original proprietor of Hartford, town surveyor in 1642, removed prior to 1655. He. is supposed to be the John Clark of Saybrook, who died 1673. Eleven children. (Talcott, Gay’s Descendants of John Clark, pp. 5 to 12, Pratt’s Pratt Genealogy, p. 340, Pope and H. T. V., p. 64.)

CLARK, JOHN , of Wethersfield

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Probably the John Clark who came in the Elizabeth, 1634, age 22; was one of the adventurers at Wethersfield, 1634. Sold his lot in 1638 and removed to New Haven where he consented to the Plantation Covenant of 1639. The confusion arising out of the various John Darks prevents us from following him fur ther. We cannot determine whether Adams and Stiles claim that there were two John Clarks in the Pequot war, one from Hartford and the other from Wethersfield, or that the one John Clark was from Wethersfield instead of Hartford. The lot in the Soldiers’ Field clearly establishes the service of John Clark, of Hartford. (Same references as to John Clark of Hartford, also Adams, in Stiles’ Weth., p. 260, and Barber’s Conn. Hist. Collections, p. 138.)

CLARK, NICHOLAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. I., p. 161.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Of Cambridge, Mass., 1634; Hartford 1635, when his house was built. Died at Hartford, 1680. Three children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 289.)

COMSTOCK, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’Weth.) Had land at Wethersfield 1641. removed to New London about 1651. Five children. (Weth. Gen., Comstock’s Comstock Genealogy, pp. 2 to 4 ; Caulkins, pp. 68 and 305, and Savage.)

CORNWELL, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was of Roxbury, Mass., 1633, and early at Hartford, removed to Middletown about 1650 where he died 1678. Nine children. (Talcott, Cornwall’s Wm. Cornwall and Descendants, pp. I to 10; Savage, Pope, New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register XLIX., pp. 30 and 40, Nash’s Fifty Puritan Ancestors, p. 124, and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 294.)

CROSS, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Was early at Windsor, removed to Wethersfield before 1644. Died at Fairfield about 1655. (Win. Gen., Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. iii. and Schenck, p. 68.)

CULLICK, CAPT. JOHN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Talcott, Bodge and Stuart.) Came “from Felstead, Essex Co., Eng., and settled early at Hartford, removed to Boston, Mass., before 1659, where he died 1663. Four children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 191; C. R. Vol. I., p. 327, and Hinman’s Puritan. Settlers, pp. 769 to 771.)

DAVIS, SERGT. PHILIP

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Was early of Hartford. He saved the life of Capt. Mason by cutting the bowstring with his sword as an Indian was about to shoot. Died at Hartford, 1689. Two children. (Trumbull’s Hist, of Conn., Vol. I., p. 64; Talcott, Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 436.)

DISBOROUGH, NICHOLAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 149.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was early of Hartford, died 1683. Four daughters but no sons. (Talcott, Weth. Gen., Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 298.)

DYER, JOHN

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) John Dyer and Thomas Stiles were both struck by arrows that stuck in the knot of their handkerchiefs. He testified in court, 1651, that he took Indians aboard a Dutch vessel at Saybrook. H e settled at New London before 1650 and. soon removed to Long Island, N. Y., where he died 1659. (C. R., Vol. I., p. 218, and Savage.)

EGGLESTON, JAMES

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II , p. 162.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) Son of Begat Eggleston, freeman, 1637; died at Windsor, 1679. Nine children. (Win. Gen., Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 300, and Schenck, p. 68.)

ELMER, EDWARD

Enlisted from Hartford. (Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Came in the Lion 1632, was first of Cambridge, Mass., and early of Hartford. Removed to Northampton, Mass., about 1656, and from there to Windsor. Was killed by the Indians ill King Philip’s War, 1676. Seven children. (Talcott, Win. Gen., Johnson’s Elmer-Elmore Gen., p. 5, Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 195.)

FIELD, ZACHARY

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. An original proprietor of Hartford. In 1641 the town gave him land that was “Blachlee’s,” He removed to Northampton, Mass., about 1659, thence to Hadley, Mass,, 1663, where he died 1666. Five children. (Talcott, Savage, Boltwood’s Genealogies, p. 50, in Judd’s Hist. Hadley, and H. T. V., p. 58.)

GALLOP, JOHN (Jr.)

Service mentioned. (Savage and C. R., Vol. II., p. 162.) Enlisted from Saybrook. (Tarbox.) Son of John Gallop^Jthe Mariner of Boston. He was with his father and assisted in the capture of Oldman’s vessel from the Indians on Long Island Sound but we are unable to locate him in Conn, at the time of the Pequot War. He was of Taunton, Mass., 1643; New London about 1650, and later at Stonington. Was an Indian interpreter and one of the five captains killed in King Philip’s War, 1675. His wife, Hannah, had a grant of land after his death. Ten children. (Gallop’s Gallop Family, p. 21; Wheeler’s Hist. Stonington, p. 381; Caulkins, p. 291; New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. VII., p. 211; Savage and C. R., Vol. III., p. 22.)

GILLETT, NATHAN

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) H e was a brother of Jonathan Gillett and was of Dorchester, Mass., 1630; Windsor, 1635, and Simsbury, 1670. His wife died at Simsbury, 1670. Eight children. (Win. Gen., Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 201, and Orcutt’s Hist. Wolcott, p. 482.)

GOODMAN, RICHARD

Enlisted from Hartford. (Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was of Cambridge, Mass., 1632, one of the original proprietors of Hartford, and afterwards one of the first settlers of Hadley, Mass. Slain by the Indians 1676. Eight children. (Talcott, Boltwood’s Hadley Genealogies, p. 57, in Judd’s History, Savage and Fope.)

GOODRICH, ENSIGN WILLIAM

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) An early settler of Wethersfield where he died 1676. Nine children. (Weth. Gen., Case’s Goodrich Family, p. 34, Savage, C. R., Vol. II., p. 17; Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 203; Goodwin’s Gen. Notes, p. 69; Talcott’s N. Y. and N. E. Families, p. 516.)

GRIDLEY, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Talcott, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) Was first of Windsor, but early of Hartford, where his estate was probated 1655. Three children. (Talcott, Win. Gen., Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 122; Putnam’s Monthly Hist., Mag., Vol. VI., p. 46, and C. R., Vol. III., p. 244.)

HALE, SAMUEL

Service mentioned. (C, R., Vol. II., p. 151; Vol. IV., p. 423, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) From Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was an original proprietor of Hartford, removed to Wethersfield after 1643, but was in Norwalk, 1655. One account gays he was of Wethersfield, 1660, lived on the east side of the river in Glastonbury and died 1693. Eight children. (Talcott, Weth. Gen., Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 456.)

HALE, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 162, Vol. IV., p. 423, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Of Roxbury, Mass., 1634, an original proprietor of Hartford, removed to Norwalk about 1650 and perhaps died at Boston. (Talcott, Weth. Gen., Savage, Pope and Atwater, p. 680.)

HALL, JOHN

Service mentioned in grant to his son, Thomas Hall, of Wallingford. (C. R., Vol. IV., p. 276.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Parker and Shepard’s Monograph, of John Hall.) From Massachusetts. (Genealogical notes by Theo. Parsons Hall and Hall Ancestry by Charles S. Hall.) Early in Hartford, removed to New Haven about 1640 where he was an after signer of the agreement of 1639, later an original proprietor of Wallingford where he died 1676. Eight children. (Shepard’s Monograph, pp. 1 to 37; Genealogical Notes by T. P. Hall, pp. 24 to 30; Hall’s Halls of New England, p. 87; Hall’s Hall Ancestry, pp. 79 to 99; Mrs. Coe’s Ancestry of S. F. Hall, pp. 1 to 6, and Savage.)

HART, STEPHEN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in the Soldiers’ Field. Of Cambridge, Mass., 1632, an original proprietor of Hartford, and later one of the original members of the church at Farmington, 1652. Died 1683. Seven children. (Talcott, Andrews’ Descendants of Stephen Hart, pp. 39 to 41; Savage, Pope, and Timlow, p. cvii.)

HAYDEN , WILLIAM

Service mentioned. (Mason, C. R., Vol. II., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Of Dorchester, Mass., came in the Mary and John, 1630. Was an original proprietor of Hartford, removed to Windsor where he remained until 1664 when he removed to Fairfield and in 1665 removed to Killingworth where he died 1669. Three children. (Talcott, Win. Gen., Hayden’s Records of Conn., Hayden Family, PP- 45 to 59. and 97-8, Sketch and Genealogy of the Hayden Family, pp. 3 to 18, Savage and Schenck, p. 68.)

HEDGE, MR.

Service mentioned. (Mason and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Stiles’ Win. and Tarbox.) Probably John Hedge, who was of Lynn, Mass., 1634, but possibly William Hedge, of Lynn, who removed to Sandwich and then to Yarmouth, Mass., and died 1670. Ten children. (Sav TH E PEQUOT WAR OF 1637. 1 9 age, Fope and New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. VII., p. 2350

HILLS , JOHN

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.). H e was son of William Hills of Hartford where he was buried 1692. Two daughters. (Talcott, Hill’s Hills Family, p. xix. and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 466.)

HOLLOWAY, JOHN

Service mentioned. (Savage and C. R., Vol. II., p. 154.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Came to Boston in the Elizabeth 1635, aged 21, and was early in Hartford where he died 1684, leaving all his property to the First church. No children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 316.)

HOLLYBUT (HURLBUT ) THOMAS.

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161; Vol. V., p. 379, and Savage). Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Eodge, Stuart and Parker.) From Wethersfield or Saybrook. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Came with Capt. Lyon Gardiner, 1635, was blacksmith and soldier at the fort in Saybrook. Removed to Wethersfield before 1642 and died there soon after 1671. Six children. (Weth. Gen., Hurlbut’s Samuel Hurlbut, of Chatham, p. 17; Hurlbut Genealogy, pp. 15 to 18, and Savage.)

INCE, JONATHAN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. H e was an original proprietor of Hartford where his lot was forfeited to Mr. John Cullick, 1640. He probably removed to Boston where he sailed for New Haven, 1657, and was never again heard from. One son. (Talcott, Savage and H. T. V., P- 33-)

JAGGER, JEREMY

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 150, and Savage.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox, Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Came from Watertown, Mass., 1636, to Wethersfield, removed to Stamford, 1641, and died 1658. Three sons. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Huntington’s Hist. Stamford, p. 35, N. H. C. R., p. 293, and Atwater, p. 686.)

JENNINGS, NICHOLAS

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field which was forfeited 1640. (H. T. V., p. 36.) Son of John Jennings, who died at Hartford about 1640, came from Ipswich in the Francis, 1634, aged 22. Was a proprietor at Hartford, 1639, by courtesy of the town, was of New Haven, 1643, where he married Mrs. Bedford. Estate of Nicholas Ginnings, “sometime of Saybrook,” was probated 1673. (Talcott, Savage, Pope and N. H. C. R , Vol. I., pp. 105 and 122.)

JOHNSON, JOHN

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox.) He was born 1613, came in the Elizabeth 1635. Dr. Stiles could not find his name on any Wethersfield record and we find nothing to show his residence at the time of the Pequot War. He settled at Guilford where he died 1681. His will is recorded in the New Haven Probate Records, Vol. I., part 2, p. 88.) Four children. (Savage, Steiner’s Hist, of Guilford, p. 127, Pope and Atwater, p. 633.)

LAY, EDWARD

Enlisted from Saybrook. (Tarbox.) Received a lot at Hartford in the distribution of 1639, which was forfeited in 1640. Removed to Lyme 1648 and either died or left the colony before 1657. Perhaps he removed to Portsmouth, R. I., where he was living from 1662 to 1673, or later. (Talcott, Savage, C. R., Vol. I., p. 302, and Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth, R. I., p. 116, etc.)

MASON, CAPT. JOHN

Service mentioned with that of five others whose names are not given. (C. R., Vol. I., pp. 9, 70, 208, 221 and 230, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He had military training with Miles Standish, John Underbill and Lyon Gardiner under Sir Thomas Fairfax. Was of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, “removed to Hingham and in 1636/to Windsor. For thirty-five years he was the Military Officgf of Connecticut and was also the only Major in the Colony1 ^ Removed to Saybrook and afterwards to Norwich. Died 1672. Eight children. (Wheeler’s Hist. Stonington, p. 466. Caulkin’s Hist. Norwich, pp. 20 and 89, Win. Gen., Savage, C. R. Vol. I., pp. 15 and 17; New England Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. XV., p. 117 ; Bodge, p. 465, and Lee’s Dictionary National Biography, Vol. XXXVI., p. 429.)

MERRIMAN, NATHANIEL

Service mentioned in grant of land to his son, John Merriman, of Wallingford. (C. R., Vol-IV., p. 276.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox.) Dr. Stiles could riot find his name in any Wethersfield record. We know nothing that shows where fie resided in 1637, other than the fact that he was in the Pequot War. He was of New Haven as early as 1641, but was not an inhabitant there until after May, 1639. He was one of the original proprietors of Wallingford, 1670, a Captain in King Philip’s War. His son, Nathaniel, served with him and was slain. Capt. Nathaniel Merriman died at Wallingford, 1693. Ten children. (Savage, Timlow, clxix. and Gillespie and Curtis’ Century of Meriden, Part I., pp. 11 and 261 to 263.)

MUNN, BENJAMIN

Service mentioned. (Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Farker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. “Received land at Hartford in the distribution of 1639, removed to Springfield, Mass., 1649, where he died 1675. Five children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope and Burt’s Hist. Springfield, P 43-)

MUNSON, THOMAS

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was early of Hartford, where his land was forfeited before 1640, removed to New Haven in time to sign the fundamental agreement, 1639. Died 1685. Three children. (Talcott, Savage and Munson’s Munson Record, pp. 1 to 60.)

NOTT, SERGEANT JOHN

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox, Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Of Wethersfield, 1636, was legatee of Widow Joane Drake, of Boston, 1637; died 1682. Three children. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., 342, and Goodwin’s Gen. Notes, p. 165.)

OLCOTT, THOMAS

Enlisted from Hartford. (Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. An original proprietor of Hartford where he died in 1654. Five children. (Talcott, Goodwin’s Descendants of Thomas 01-cott, pp. v-xxxi and 33, Starr’s Olcott Family of Hartford, pp. 5 to 41, Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 139.)

OLMSTEAD, NICHOLAS

Service mentioned. (Mason and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) He was son of James Olmstead, came to Boston with his father in the Lion, 1632, and probably came to Hartford with his father in 1636. Was a Captain in 1675 and served in King Philip’s War. Died 1684. Eight children. (Loomis’ Descendants of Joseph Loomis (1909), p. 127, Talcott, Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 344, C. R., Vol. I., p. 446, and Thomas’ Abridged Olmstead Genealogy, p. 2.)

OLMSTEAD, RICHARD

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. (H. T. V., p. 61.) Came to Boston with his Uncle James in the Lion, 1632, was an original proprietor of Hartford. Removed to Norwalk, 1651, was Muster Master for Fairfield Co.; was a brother of John Olmstead of Norwich. Died 1684 or ’86. Two sons. (Talcott, Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 343; Atwater, p. 680, and Thomas’ Abridged Olmstead Genealogy, p. 3.)

OSBORNE, RICHARD

Service mentioned. (C. R.f Vol. II., p. 151; Vol. V., p. 11, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He was one of the first settlers of Hingham, Mass., removed to Hartford, to New Haven, to Fairfield, and in 1682 to West Chester, N. Y. He is said to have died at Newtown, L. I. Seven children. (Savage and Schenck, pp. 68 and 401.)

PALMER, SERGT. NICHOLAS

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Stiles’ Win.) He was an early settler of Windsor and died 1689. Four children. (Win. Gen. and Savage.)

PALMER, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Wethersfield.’ (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Perhaps son of William Palmer, who came to Flymouth, Mass., 1621; had land in Wethersfield 1640, and died by one account in 1656, by another 1658. One son. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I„ p. 143, and Atwater, p. 614.)

PARK, ROBER T OR THOMAS

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Robert Park came to New England 1630, was probably the son of Samuel and nephew of William Park, of Roxbury, Mass. He was early at Wethersfield and removed to New London about 1650, in that part which is now Stonington and died there 1665. Three or more children. (Weth. Gen., Park’s Gen. of Parke Families of Conn., pp. 17 to 28. Caulkins, pp. 66, 67, 108 and 282, Pope and Atwater, p. 696.)

PARKER, WILLIAM

Enlisted probably from Hartford. (Parker.) An original proprietor of Hartford, 1636, removed to Saybrook within ten years. Died 1686. Ten children. (Talcott, Pond’s Family Records, Parker, Pond, etc., pp. 7 and 8, and Savage.)

PARSONS, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. IV., p. 277, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) Died at Windsor, 1663. Eleven children. (Win. Gen., Savage and Manwaring, Vol. L, p. 143.)

PATTISON , EDWARD

Service mentioned. (Mason and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) From Saybrook. (Tarbox.) Probably came in the Christian, 1635. Stiles says that “his valiant right arm caused seven Indians to ‘bite the dust.'” He was of New Haven 1639, a proprietor of Reheboth, Mass., 1643, where his land was forfeited. Two children. (Savage, Pope and Nash’s Fifty Puritan Ancestors, p. 128.)

PHILLIPS , WILLIAM

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was early of Hartford where he died 1655. No children. (Talcott, Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 143.)

PIERCE, JOHN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Talcott and Parker.) Had a lot north of Soldiers’ Field. An early inhabitant of Hartford but removed before 1640. In 1642 the town gave his land to William Clark. (Talcott, Savage and H. T. V., p. 63.)

PLUMB, JOHN

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) H e came to Dorchester, Mass., 1635, owned a vessel in which he probably came to Wethersfield, 1636, which some think was employed to carry Mason’s soldiers in 1637. Removed to Branford about 1645 and died 1648. Nine children. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Plumb’s Plumb Family, p. 1; N. H. C. R., pp. 397 and 4or, “and Atwater, p. 607.)

PRATT, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. An original proprietor of Hartford, removed to Saybrook, 1645. Was legatee of James Ellis, 1665. Died about 1678. Eight children. (Talcott, Whittlesey’s Descendants of John Pratt, p. 9, Pratt’s Pratt Family, pp. 47 to 54; Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 194, and Tunlow, p. ccxi.)

PURKAS, JOHN

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. He had land at Hartford in the distribution of 1639, died 1645. Two daughters. (Talcott, Win. Gen., Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 30; C. R-, Vol. I., p. 406, and Nash’s Fifty Puritan Ancestors, p. 39.)

ROGERS, JAMES

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II. p. 161.) Enlisted from Saybrook. (Tarbox.) Came in the Increase, 1635, was of Saybrook, 1637, then of Stratford, of Milford, about 1645, and New London, 1656. Died 1688. Seven children. (Rogers’ James Rogers and Descendants, pp. 27 to 38; Savage, Caulkins, pp. 90 to 92 and 201 to 208; Pope, Pond’s Story Ye Memorial at Milford, p. 18, and Atwater, p. 652.)

ROOT, THOMAS

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. Was early of Salem, Mass., removed to Hartford about 1637, to Northampton, Mass., 1654, where he died 1694. Eight children. (Talcott, Root’s Root Genealogical Records, pp. iox to 103, Savage and Timlow, p. ccxiii.)

ROSE, ROBERT

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Came to New England 1634 and became one of the first settlers of Wethersfield 1634 or ‘5. Removed to Branford 1644, where he died 1665. Ten children. (Weth. Gen., Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, p. 1275; Savage and Atwater, p. 608.)

ROSE, ROBERT, JR.

Service mentioned. (Stratford Land Records, Book I., p. 235, and Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, p. 130.) He was son of Robert and Margery Rose, came with his parents in 1634, and settled at Wethersfield. He removed to Branford before 1654 and to Stratford about 1667, where he gave his son-in-law, Moses Johnson, 50 or 60 acres in 1679, that was “granted me for service in the Pequot war.” He had a Colonial grant of 50 acres in 1668, with no mention of service, which grant was finally taken up by and confirmed to Thomas Weller, (Orcutt’s date of the gift to Johnson is incorrect.) The estate of Robert Rose was probated at Fairfield, in 1683. Seven children. . (Weth. Gen., Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, pp. 130 and 1275, Savage and C. R., Vol. II., p. 85, and Vol. VI., pp. 189 and 222.

SANFORD, ROBERT

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox.) He was of Hartford, 1646, died 1676. Eight children. (Talcott, Savage and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 231.)

SEELEY, LIEUT. ROBERT

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. I., 9; Mason and Savage.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox, Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) Came in Winthrop’s fleet and was of Watertown, Mass., 1631; Wethersfield 1634. He was second in command under Mason, who pulled an Indian “arrow out of his eyebrow.” Removed to New Haven 1638, had leave to go to England 1646. He removed later to Elizabeth, N. J., and died, according to Savage, at Huntington, L. I., 1668. His youngest son was slain in the Great Swamp Fight, 1675. There was at least one other son. (Weth. Gen., Savage, Schenck, p. 405; Pope and N. H. C. R., p. 275.)

SHERMAN, SAMUEL

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) He was son of Edmund Sherman, of Watertown, Mass. Came to Wethersfield about 1637 where he received his father’s land about 1639. Was a member of the committee who declared war against the Pequots. He removed first to Stamford and then to Stratford where he died 1684. Nine children. (Weth. Gen., Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, pp. 132 to 134, and 1283, Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman, pp. 1 and 2; Savage, Tuttle’s Descendants of Wm. and Eliz. Tuttle, p. 681; Narragansett Hist. Register, Vol. II., p. 231; Atwater, p. 688; Cothren’s Hist. Woodbury, p. 1545, and Huntington,’s Hist. Stamford, pp. 41 and 42.)

SMITH, ARTHUR

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott and Parker.) He was an original proprietor of Hartford where he died 1655. Five children. (Talcott, Manwaring-, Vol. I., p. 152, and Savage.)

SMITH, HENRY

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 149.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox and Stiles’ Weth.) Henry Smith, of Dorchester, Mass., 1631, was commissioned by Massachusetts to govern the first settlers of Connecticut. His will was dated 1648. Had eleven children. There were several Henry Smiths. (Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 35; C. R., Vol. I., p. 502, and Atwater, 689.)

SMITH, SAMUEL

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth., the latter reading Henry or Samuel.) Perhaps he was Lieut. Samuel, who came from Ipswich, 1634, and settled in Wethersfield, 1635, but Pope makes that Samuel die in 1642. Samuel Smith was one of the owners of a ship at Wethersfield in 1649. Removed to Hadley, Mass., and died 1680. Six children. (Weth. Gen., Boltwood’s Hadley Genealogies, p. 123; (in Judd’s Hist.), Savage, Pope and C. R., Vol. I., p. 200.)

SPENCER, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R. Vol. II., p. 150.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. H e was of Cambridge, 1632, removed to Hartford 1637, and died 1687. Nine children. (Talcott, Starr’s Thomas Spencer Family, pp. 13 to 20; Savage, Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 365, and Goodwin’s Gen. Notes, p. 205.)

STAIRES, SERGT. THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Mason.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He was one of the six men delegated in 1638 to go to Westfield, Mass., and demand of the Waranoke Indians why they said they were afraid of us. He removed from Windsor early and died 1640. He did not belong to the Comfort Starr line of Boston. The will of Rev. Ephraim Huit mentions a house that he bought of Staires. (Win. Gen., Starr’s Hist, of the Starr Family, appendix, p. 517; Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 19, and C. R., Vol. I., p. 17.)

STANDISH, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox, Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) He is supposed to have come from the Plymouth Colony to Wethersfield about 1636 where he was keeper of the Fort. Died 1693. Three children. (Weth. Gen., Miles Standish’s The Standishes of America, p. i u , and Savage.)

STANLEY, JOHN

Enlisted from Hartford. A manuscript by his son, Deacon John Stanley, states that he served against the Pequots when only thirteen years of age. He was the son of John Stanley, who died on the passage for New England, lived with his uncle, Thomas, of Hartford, removed to Farmington, where he died 1/06. Eight children. (Warren’s Stanley Families, p. 30; Weth. Gen., Talcott, Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. II., p. 117.)

STANTON, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Mason, Savage and C- R., Vol. I., p. 200.) Was official interpreter. (C. R., Vol. I., p. 19.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) He came to Virginia from London 1635 and was an original proprietor of Hartford. He was one of the men delegated, in 1638, to interview the Waranoke Indians at Westfield, Mass. He removed to Stonington about 1658 and died 1678. Ten children. (Talcott, Weth. Gen., Wheeler’s Hist. Stonington, p. 556; Savage, Stanton’s Record of Thomas Stanton, pp. 9 to 12, 14 to 29, and 65 and 66, Stuart, p. 119, and C. R., Vol. I., p. 17.)

STARK, AARON

Enlisted probably from Windsor. (Parker.) H e was a youth at Windsor and is called Aaron Starte in Vols. II. and III., of Colonial Records. He removed to Mystic 1653, and died 1685. Five children. (Caulkins, p. 313, Savage and C”. R., Vol. II., pp. 116 and 144, and Vol. III., p. 29.)

STEELE, GEORGE

Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. He was of Cambridge, 1633, and later an original proprietor of Hartford where he died 1664, very aged. Five children. (Talcott, Dunes’ Steele Family, pp. 7 and 8, Savage, Pope and Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 239.)

STONE, JOHN

Enlisted probably from Hartford. (Farker.) He was an original proprietor of Hartford but gave his land there to Samuel Stone before 1640, and is said by Savage and Talcott to have removed to Guilford. John Stone of Guilford came from England in 1639 and cannot be the Pequot soldier unless that was his second coming. A John Stone, aged 40, came in the Elizabeth 1635. John Stone, of Guilford, died 1687. Five children. (Talcott, Savage, T. L. Stone’s Family of John Stone, pp. 5 to 9 and 41 to 43; W. L. Stone’s Family of John Stone, pp. 1 to 5; Steiner’s Hist. Guilford, pp. 25 and 47, and Pope.)

STONE, REV. SAMUEL

Service mentioned. (Mason, Savage and C. R., Vol. I., p. 413.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Stuart and Parker.) He came in the Griffin 1633, and in that year was chosen Teacher of the Church. To Hartford with Hooker 1636, was Chaplain in the Pequot War and died at Hartford 1663. Ten children. (Talcott, Savage, Walker’s Hist. First Church, Hartford, pp. 46, etc., and 443 to 449; Stuart, pp. 118, etc., 221, 230 and 297, etc.; Pope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 242; Goodwin’s Gen. Notes, pp. 211 and 212; Nash’s Fifty Puritan Ancestors, pp. 18 to 23; Sprague’s Annals Am. Pulpit, Vol. I., pp. 137 and 138, and Lee’s Dictionary National Biography, Vol. LIV., p. 415.)

STYLES, THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Mason and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He came to New England 1635 and was early at Windsor. Like John Dyer, he was hit in the knot of his neck handkerchief by an Indian arrow, but not injured. Removed to Flushing, L. I., about 1643. Took oath of allegiance to the States General of New Netherlands 1673. He had two daughters. (Win. Gen., Dr. Stiles’ Stiles Family in America, pp. 35 to 39; Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, pp. 252 and 253 and Savage.) 29

THRALL, WILLIAM

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 150, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbox, Tuttle, Bodge and Stiles’ Win.) He came with the Rev. Mr. Wareham’s party 1630 and was early at Windsor where he died 1679. Two children. (Win. Gen., Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 370, and Sharp’s Seymour Past and Present, p. 571.)

TIBBALLS, SERGT. THOMAS

Service mentioned. (Savage and C. R., Vol. II., p. 147.) Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox.) He came in the True Love 1635 and probably located in one of the three river towns of Connecticut. Dr. Stiles could not find his name in any Wethersfield record and we cannot give his residence in 1637. He was in Milford as early as 1646. Died 1703. Eight children. (Savage, Pope, and Pond’s Story Ye Memorial at Milford, p. 8.)

TRACEY, THOMAS

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) He was first of Watertown, Mass., removed to Salem, Mass., 1636, next to Wethersfield and finally to Norwich where he died 1685. Seven children. (Weth. Gen., Tracy’s Tracy Gen., pp. 20 to 23.; Ripley’s Ancestry of Lieut. Thos. Tracy, pp. 13 to 15;.Savage, Caulkins’ Hist. Norwich, pp. 64, 86 and 134, and Pope.)

TREAT, WILLIAM

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Stiles’ Weth.) Apparently a mistake. We have been unable to find the least trace of any such person. Possibly the “William” is a misprint for Matthias.

UNDERHILL, CAPT. JOHN

Service mentioned. (Savage.) Enlisted from Saybrook. (Tarbox.) Capt. Underbill of Boston, Mass., 1630, was located at the Fort in Saybrook 1637, and tendered his services, with nineteen of his men, for the Pequot expedition. H e wrote an account of the Pequot War which was published in London 1638. He ra sided at Stratford, 1643, and about 1649 removed to the Dutch Settlement, New York. He died at Killingworth, Oyster Bay, L. I., 1675. Three or more children. (Pope, Savage, Wheeler’s Hist. Stonington, p. 181; Bunker’s Long Island Genealogies, pp. 297 to 307; N. H. C. R., Vol. I., pp. 10, 80 and 127, Thompson’s Long Island, Vol. II., pp. 353 to 361; Lee’s Dictionary National Biography, Vol. LVIII., p. 31, and Charles Orr’s Hist. Pequot War, pp. 47 to 86.)

WALKLEY, HENRY

Enlisted probably from Hartford. (Parker.) He received land at Hartford, in the distribution of 1639, removed to Springfield, Mass., 1649, and later was one o! the first settlers of Stratford where he died 1690. Eight children. (Talcott, Orcutt’s Hist. Stratford, p. 1320, and Schenck, p. 415.)

WARNER , JOHN

Service mentioned. (C. R., Vol. II., p. 161, and Savage.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) Had a lot in Soldiers’ Field. He probably came in the Increase 1635, aged 20, received land at Hartford 1639. Was an original proprietor of Farmington where he joined the church, 1657. Was one of the patentees for the planting of Waterbury, 1673, but did not remove. He died at Farmington 1679. Four children. (Talcott, Savage, Fope, Manwaring, Vol. I., p. 375, and C. R., Vol. III., p. 244.)

WATERHOUSE , JACOB

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Adams and Stiles’ Weth.) H e came to Wethersfield before 1639, removed to New London, 1645. Died abroad in the hands of pirates. Seven children. (Weth. Gen., Caulkins, pp. 59 to 61, and 295.)

WESCOTT, RICHARD

Enlisted from Wethersfield. (Tarbox and Stiles’ Weth.) His son Daniel petitioned for a grant of land on account of his father’s services in the Pequot War. Removed to Fairfield where he died 1651. Five children. (Weth. Gen. and Savage.) 32

WHITEHEAD , SAMUEL

Service mentioned. (Savage and C. R., Vol. II., p. 150.) Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker.) He was of Cambridge, Mass., 1634 and next an original proprietor of Hartford. Removed to New Haven 1639 and died 1690. Two children. (Talcott, Savage, Pope and N. H. C. R., Vol. I., pp. 10 and 17.)

WOODS, JOHN

Service mentioned. (Savage.) Enlisted from Saybrook. (Tarbox.) John Wood, servant to Mr. Joseph Hull, came from Weymouth, Eng., before 1635. In 1639, Thomas Bull informed the Court (at Hartford) that a musket marked “I. W.” was taken up at Pequanocke, which was conceived to be John Wood’s who was killed at the river’s mouth. (Pope, Savage and C. R., Vol. I., p. 29.)

Abridgements

Abridgements for references which are cited more than four times in the following record:

ADAMS
Sherman W. Adams, in Memorial History of Hartford County, Vol. II., 435.

ATWATER
History of the Colony of New Haven, by Edward E. Atwater, with Supplemental History and Personnel, by Robert Atwater Smith, etc., 1902.

BODGE
Soldiers of King Philip’s War, by George Mason Bodge, p. 466.

CAULKINS
History of New London, by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, Reprint, 1895.

C.R.
Records of the Colony of Connecticut.
Vol. I., 1636-1665, by J. Hammond Trumbull.
Vol. II., 1665-1677, by J. Hammond Trumbull.
Vol. III., 1678-1689, by J. Hammond Trumbull.
Vol. IV., 1689-1706, by Charles J. Hoadley.
Vol. V., 1706-1716, by Charles J. Hoadley.
Vol. VI., 1717-1726, by Charles J. Hoadley.

H.T.V.
Hartford Town Vtes. Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Vol. VI.

MANWARING
Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District. By Charles William Manwaring. Three vols.

MASON
Capt. John Mason’s Narrative, in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. VIII., Second series, pp. 120 to 153.
Also in History of the Pequot War. The contemporary accounts of Mason, Underhill, Vincent and Gardner, with notes by Charles Orr, pp. 1 to 46.

N. H. C. R.
Records of the Colony and plantation of New Haven, Vol. I., 1638 to 1649, by Charles J. hoadley, M.A.

PARKER
The Soldiers’ Field; Manuscript read before the Connecticut Histsorical Society by Francis H. Parker, Esq., Jan. 4, 1887, with an additional paper read Feb. 5, 1889. In the Library of the Society.

POPE
Pioneers of Massachusetts, by Rev. Charles Henry Pope.

SAVAGE
Genealogical Dictionary of the first Settlers of New England, by James Savage.

SCHENCK
History of Fairfield, by Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck.

STILES’ WETH.
History of Ancient Wethersfield, by Henry R. Stiles, A. M. M. D., Vol., I., 72.

STILES’ WIN.
History of Ancient Windsor, by Henry R. Stiles, A. M. M. D., Vol., I., 69 and 70.

STUART
Scaeva’s Hartford in the Olden Times, by I. W. Stuart, p. 117.

TALCOTT
Miss Mary K. Talcott, in Memorial History of Hartford County, the Original Proprietors (of Hartford), Vo. I., 227 to 272.

TARBOX
Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, in Memorial History of Hartford County, Vol. I., 50.

TIMLOW
Ecclesiastical and other Sketches of Southington, by Rev. Heman R. Timlow; Genealogies.

TUTTLE
Rev. Ruel B. Tuttle, in Memorial History of Hartford County, Vol. II., 5050.

WETH. GEN.
History of Ancient Wethersfield, by Henry R. Stiles, A. M. M. D., Vol., II.

WIN. GEN.
History of Ancient Windsor, by Henry R. Stiles, A. M. M. D., Vol., II.

Source: Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637; with proof of service, a brief record for identification, and references to various publications in which further data may be found. By James Shepard, M. A. Menden, Conn. The Journal Publishing Co, 1913.

2 thoughts on “Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637”

  1. Robert M Gerrity

    Hi there? No idea why yu have added me to your mailing list (because I don’t remember doing so), but thanks! Good idea and you are off to a great start. I must URGE you to add Robert Charles Andersons’ modern The Great Migration Begins, 1930-1933 (3 volumes, 1995) to your source lists, and to delve deep into it. There is NO subject index, but there are Surname, First Name and Place indexes (these are in volume 3 for all three books). Run your name past his alphabetical lists at the beginning of each volume. You’ll find a good many of your soldiers’ names there. This is the latest research and, quite likely, you’ll come up with someone NOT in these three books. His second series is The Great Migration and covers 1634 and 1635. Indexes ae in each separate volume. As you are intending this work to last, your MUST use Anderson over James Savage, unless here is no other source of information (such as the GM volumes on 1635 and 1636 arrivals). Best wishes.

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