The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Founders of Hartford, Connecticut

The monument is located in the Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, Connecticut. I took the photo a week ago. My direct ancestors, they are in green, shown below. Quite possibly I have a few more, but without the death dates, I can't be certain. Names in alphabetical order cover all four sides. Does anybody else share any of these names?

In Memory of the First Settlers of Hartford

Jeremy Adams
Matthew Allyn
Francis Andrews
William Andrews
John Arnold
Andrew Bacon
John Barnard
Thomas Barnes
Robert Bartlet
John Baysey
Thomas Beal
Nathaniel Bearding
Mary Betts
John Bidwell
Richard Billing
Thomas Birchwood
William Bloomfield
Peter Blanchford
Thomas Buckley
Thomas Bliss, Sr.
Thomas Bliss, Jr.
William Blumfield
James Bridgeman
John Bronson
Richard Bronson
Thomas Bull
Thomas Bunce
Benjamin Burr
Richard Butler
William Butler
Clement Chaplin
Richard Church
John Clarke
Nicholas Clarke
William Clarke
James Cole
William Cornwell
John Crow
John Cullick
Philip Davis
Fulke Davy
Robert Day
Nicholas Desborough
Joseph Easton
Edward Elmer
Nathaniel Ely
James Ensign
Zachariah Field
Thomas Fisher
John Friend
Samuel Gardiner
Daniel Garret
William Gibbons
Richard Goodman
Ozias Goodwin
William Goodwin
Seth Grant 
George Grave
Bartholomew Greene
Samuel Greenhill
Thomas Gridley
Samuel Hale
Thomas Hale
Stephen Hart
William Hayden
John Haynes
John Higginson
William Hills
William Holton
Thomas Hooker
Edward Hopkins
John Hopkins
Thomas Hosmer
George Hubbard
Thomas Hungerford
William Hyde
Jonathan Ince
Thomas Judd
Nathaniel Kellogg
Ralph Keeler
Edward Lay
William Kelsey
William Lewis, Sr.
Richard Lord
Thomas Lord
Richard Lyman
John Marsh
Matthew Marvin
Reinold Marvin
John Maynard
John Moody
John Morris
Benjamin Munn
Thomas Munson
Joseph Mygatt
Thomas Olcott
James Olmsted
Richard Olmsted
William Pantry
William Parker
Paul Peck
William Phillips
John Pierce
Thomas Porter
Stephen Post
John Pratt
William Pratt
John Purchas (Purchase)
Nathaniel Richards
Richard Risley
Thomas Root
Nathaniel Ruscoe
William Rusco
John Sable
Thomas Scott
Thomas Selden
Richard Seymour
John Skinner
Arthur Smith
Giles Smith
Thomas Spencer
William Spencer
John Stanley
Thomas Stanley
Timothy Stanley
Thomas Stanton
Edward Stebbins
George Steele
John Steele
George Stocking
John Stone
Samuel Stone
John Talcott
Thomas Thompson
Thomas Upson
Robert Wade
William Wadsworth
Henry Wakeley
James Wakeley
Samuel Wakeman
Samuel Wakeman
Nathaniel Ward
Andrew Warner
Richard Watts
Richard Webb
John Webster
Thomas Welles
William Westley
William Westwood
John White
Samuel Whitehead
William Whiting
John Wilcock (Wilcox)
Gregory Wolterton
Thomas Woolford
George Wyllys