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Samuel Willys, of Hartford. She was born in 1687. After the death of Lieutenant Hart she third married Rev. Abraham Pierson, of Killingworth, who died, when fourth she married ----- Hooker, of Farmington. She was granddaughter of Rev. John Eliot, the apostle to the Indians, and the author of a translation of the Bible into the Indian language, a copy of whieh was sold at auction, in New York City in 1869, for the enormous sum of $1,130. Mr. Hart represented Wallingford in the General Court nine sessions between 1714 and 1732.


1686. Nathaniel, born June 13th, 1702; married December 20th, 1727, Martha Lee.
1687. Ruth, born August 13th, 1704; married March 24th, 1726, William Merriam.           Child, born September 16th, 1706; died September 22d, 1706.
1688. Hawkins, born March 1st, 1708; married November 30th, 1730, Susanna Merriam.
1689. Sarah, born May 21st, 1710; married October 25th, 1730, Stephen Ives.
1690. Esther, born August 12th, 1712; married October 26th, 1730, John Webb.
1691. Thomas, born September 29th, 1714; married March 23d, 1743, Hannah Coe.
1692. Elizabeth, born           , 1716; married November 13th, 1738, William Jerome.
1693. Mary, born June 21st, 1719; married July 1st, 1741, Ebenezer Hawley.
1694. Benjamin, born Jannary 28th, 1722; married           , 1744, Phebe Rich.


1695. Samuel, born July 18th, 1735, posthumous; married           , Abridget Fowler.

1682.                       Kensington, Conn.

DEACON THOMAS HART, Kensington, Conn., second son of Captain Thomas, of Farmington, and his wife, Ruth (Hawkins), born, April, 1680, at Farmington; married December 17th, 1702, Mary, daughter of John Thompson, of Farmington, and his wife, Mary (Steele). He was admitted to the church in Farmington, February 2d, 1706—7. The church in Kensington was organized December 10th, 1712, and consisted of ten members, among whom were Thomas Hart and wife. He was chosen deacon of that church, January 27th, 1718—19. He resided a short distance south-east of the present railroad depot, as appears by the following: "The inhabitants of Kensington having fallen into a dispute about where to locate their second meeting-house, application was made to the Legislature, who, at their May session, 1732, directed it to be built on Deacon Thos. Hart's home lot." The meeting-house stood on the corner, east of the present Middletown Turnpike, and west and north of the road passing Cyrus Root's present place, near the old Thomas Hart place of the present century, well known to the public. He was the most influential man in Kensington Society, having been a justice of the peace, and represented the town

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