The Founders of Hartford
John Hopkins, Cambridge, 1634 ; freeman, Mass., March 4, 1635 ; removed to Hartford, where he was an
original proprietor; his home-lot was on what is now the East Park; chosen townsman, 1640; juror, 1643; d. in 1654
inv. April 14, 1654, f236. 8. ; left a widow, Jane, who married (2) Nathaniel Ward, of Hartford, afterward of Hadley
(q. v.).-Ch.: i. Stephen, b. ab 1634 ; Hartford; freeman, 1657 ; m. Dorcas, thin. of John Bronson, of Farmington;
chosen townsman, 1668, 1672; d. Oct. 1689. The great theologian, Rev. Samuel Hopkins, of Great Barrington and Newport,
was his great grandson. ii. Bethia, b. ab. 1635; m. (I) May 27, 1652, Deacon Samuel Stocking, of Middletown ; (2)
James Steele, of Hartford.