The Founders of Hartford
Elder John White came in the ship Lion which sailed from London, June 22, 1632; arrived at
Boston, Sept. 16. Settled in Cambridge; freeman, March 4, 1633 ; townsman there, Feb., 1635. He sold the greater
part of his land in Cambridge before June, 1636, and prob. removed to Hartford with Hooker's company. He was one of
the original proprietors of Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on the east aide of the highway now Governor St.,
and was about ten rods south of the Little River. He was chosen townsman, 1642, 1646, 1651, and 1656; he was
also frequently a juror. His name is fifth on the list of signers of the agreement to remove to Hadley, and he was one
of the first townsmen chosen there, 1660, and again 1662, 1663, slid 1665 ; he and his wife returned to H., were
received to 2d Ch., Hartford, from Hadley, April 9,1671 ; ordained Ruling Elder, March, 1677. He d. Jan. 1683-4. His
wife's name was Mary, and she d. before him.-Ch.: i. Mary, m. Jan. 29, 1646, Jonathan Gilbert, of Hartford; d. in 1650.
ii. Nathaniel, b. about 1629 ; one of the original proprietors of Middletown ; deputy from 1661 to 1710, and
held otherpublic offices; m. (l) Elizabeth-; d. Aug. 27, 1711, a'. all. 82; his 2d wife was Martha, widow of Hugh
Mould, and dau. of John Coit, of New London. iii. John, of Hartford and Hatfield; m. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Bunce,
of Hartford ; d. in Hatfield, Sept. 15, 1665. iv. Lieut. Daniel, b. 1634; settled in Hatfield; m. Nov. 1, 1661, Sarah,
dau. of John Crow, of Hartford and Hadley; d. July 27, 1713. v. Sarah, m. (l) Stephen Taylor, of Hatfield, who was
buried Sept. 8, 1665 ; (2) Oct. 15, 1666, Barnabas Hinsdale, of Hatfield and Deerfield ; killed at Bloody Brook,
Sept. 18, 1675 ; (3) Feb., 1679, Walter Hickson, of Hatfield. She d. Aug. 10, 1702. vi. Ensign Jacob, b. in Hartford,
Oct. 8,1645; settled in Hartford; freeman, 1668; surveyor of highways, 1670; townsman, 1682, 1687, 1691, 1696; m.
before 1683, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Bunce, of Hartford; died in 1701. This holy man, having faithfully
served the Lord in his place, and that also with good success through grace (He was a good man and God was with him),
fell asleep in Christ, and went to receive his reward, Jan., 1683-4.1
1 Old Ch. record, quoted in the Rev. Dr. Parker's Historical Discourse, 1870, p. 34.