The Founders of Hartford
Nathaniel Ely, Cambridge, 1632; freeman, Mass., May 6, 1635; an original proprietor at Hartford ; his house-lot was
next north of Edward Elmer, where Music Hall now stands; constable, 1640; townsman, 1644, 1650 ; one of the signers of
the agreement for planting Norwalk, June 19, 1650, and probably removed there soon after; be sold land to John
Talcott, Sept., 1650, and to Richard Butler, 1652. He was deputy from Norwalk, 1657 ; removed to Springfield in 1660,
where he d. Dec. 25, 1675. His widow, Martha, d. Oct. 23, 1688.