"6. John Doolittle, s. of Abraham and Joane (Allen) Doolittle, b. at New Haven, June 14, 1655; bapt. Apr. 24, 1657, by Rev. Jno. Davenport. His mother died when he was early in childhood, and a few years later, his father having married again, the family moved to Wallingford. … John was a farmer, and settled at W. The living at that day was very plain. There was but little sugar or molasses, and no tea, coffee or potatoes. Pumpkins and beans were abundant. Corn was their staff of life, and golden hasty pudding, rich johnny cake, with the good old dishes of samp and bean porridge were articles which daily graced their humble tables. They generally used rye flour or 'rye and Indian' for making bread and procured their grist at Jo. Lathrop's mill on Wharton's brook in the south part of W. Monday was his grinding day, and the planters for miles around took their grain to him. Money was scarce and the following prices on produce were fixed by the General Assembly in 1700: Wheat 5s 6d a bushel; Rye 3s a bushel; Pease 3s a bushel; Corn 2s 6d a bushel; Biefe 40s per barrel: Pork £3 10s per barrel. Domestic animals were few. A good cow was worth £25-30 and a yoke of oxen £40. … John Doolittle is named as one of the original proprietors of W. He drew lot No. 37 in the division at W. in 1689. The heirs of Samuel Brown convey lands at W. to John Doolittle in 1694. His Property was listed at £45 in 1701. The date of his death is unknown."