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Hart, Stephen I, - 1683

Stephen Hart was born in Braintree, Sussex County, England, around 1605.  He emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in 1632 on The Lyon and became a freeman of town of Cambridge.  In the fall of 1635, he was a member of the Adventurers Party, a group of twenty-five men who explored the area that would become Hartford, Connecticut.  Hart was one of the sixteen founders living there before the arrival of Reverend Hooker.  By 1640, he owned eleven parcels of land.

Hooker, Thomas Hart, 1745 - 1775

Thomas Hart Hooker was the son of Roger Hooker and Mercy Hart of Farmington, Connecticut.  According to one family history, before joining the army in 1775, Hooker freed his negro servants, indicating that "he would not own property in a human being while, he, himself, was fighting for freedom."  Hooker died at Roxbury, Massachusetts on November 26, 1775 during the siege of Boston.

Newell, John, 1693 - 1777

Captain John Newell (January 17, 1692/3-February 1777) was the son of Samuel Newell and Mary Hart of Farmington, Connecticut, and the husband of Elizabeth Hawley (the daughter of Joseph Hawley).  The family lived at "the Round" of Farmington, most likely Round Hill.
Descendants of Gov. Thomas Welles, Vol. 2, 262-3.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

Hart, Thomas, 1643 - 1726

Born in 1643, Captain Thomas Hart was the son of Stephen Hart of Farmington, Connecticut.  He held many civil and military positions.  He was an ensign (1678), lieutenant (1693), and captain (1695) of the Connecticut militia. Hart represented Farmington in the General Court from 1690-1711, holding the positions of clerk and speaker.  He also served as a justice for Hartford county.  He owned a corn mill at Indian Neck in Farmington.