Source:Jacobus, Donald Lines. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley

Source Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley
Author Jacobus, Donald Lines
Waterman, Edgar Francis
Place Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Surname Allen, Backus, Betts, Bidwell, Bliss, Blott, Boreman, Burt, Church, Clark, Cooper, Day, Downing, Dumbleton, Edwards, Ely, Frary, Goodrich, Graves, Hale, Hills, Hitchcock, Hollister, Holyoke, House, Huntington, Keep, Kilbourn, Kimberly, Leonard, Loveland, Marshfield, Marvin, Miller, Pratt, Pynchon, Riley, Scott, Warham, Welles, Wilcox, Woolford
Subject Family tree
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher The Connecticut Historical Society
Date issued 1952
Place issued Hartford
Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952).
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Originally published by the Connecticut Historical Society. Reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Co. in 1978 and 2001.


Of the forty-seven families set forth here (Hale and House and forty-five others), fourteen lived in Glastonbury or its mother town of Wethersfield, four were of Hartford, and two of Windsor; while on the Massachusetts side, fourteen lived in Springfield and six others were located in Northampton, Hadley, Hatfield, and Deerfield. Two were in Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, and five were scattered. Mr. Jacobus, who built on Mr. Waterman's files, succeeded in presenting exhaustive data from original sources, in providing new interpretations as well as additions and corrections to existing literature, and in making the family accounts definitive. The index alone bears reference to some 16,500 persons.

The following, not including the Hale and House families, is a list of the main families treated in the work: Samuel Allen, William Backus, Mary Betts, John Bidwell, Thomas Bliss, Robert Blott, Samuel Boreman, Henry Burt, Richard Church, John Clark, Thomas Cooper, Robert Day, Emanuel Downing, John Dumbleton, William Edwards, Nathaniel Ely, John Frary, William Goodrich, Thomas Graves, William Hills, Luke Hitchcock, John Hollister, Edward Holyoke, Margaret (Baret) Huntington, John Keep, Thomas Kilbourn, Thomas Kimberly, John Leonard, Thomas Loveland, Thomas Marshfield, Matthew Marvin, Thomas Miller, William Pratt, William Pynchon, John Riley, John Scott, Rev. John Warham, Gov. Thomas Welles, John Wilcox, and Thomas Woolford.

From FHLC:
Samuel Hale (1615-1693) was born in England and immigrated to America in or before 1634. He and Mary Smith were married by or before 1643. They had eight children. He later married Phebe Bracy Dickinson Rose. He died in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Descendants lived chiefly in New England and Pennsylvania.


  • Addenda appear in The American Genealogist 29:205-11 (Oct 1953) [Robert Day of Hartford; Nathaniel Ely of Springfield; Moody; Pynchon-Brett-Porter; Family of Rachel (Skinner) and Edmund Allston].