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New England Town Founders (in this database)
Founder Town When Founded
John Arnold Hartford, Hartford, CT 1636
Joseph Arnold Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662*
James Bates Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
Daniel Cone Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
George Gates Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
John Kirby Middletown, Middlesex, CT 1650
Thomas Shaylor Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
Daniel Shed Braintrey (Braintree), Norfolk, MA 1643
Gerrard** Spencer Lynn, Essex Cty., MA *** 1638
Gerrard** Spencer Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
John Spencer Haddam, Middlesex, CT 1662
Michael Spencer (2nd) Lynn, Essex Cty., MA  1638
Thomas Spencer Hartford, Hartford, CT 1636
William Spencer Hartford, Hartford, CT 1636
Edward Tomlins Lynn, Essex Cty., MA  1638
Timothy Tomlins Lynn, Essex Cty., MA 1638
Samuel Wakeman Hartford, Hartford, CT 1636
Thomas Willis Lynn, Essex Cty., MA 1638
*Haddam was purchased from the Indians in 1662 and incorporated in 1668
**sometimes spelled "Jarret" or "Jared"- Spencer sometimes spelled "Spenser"
***Settlement of Lynn began in 1629 but land was granted to the settlers in 1638

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