in 1740. By trade he was a locksmith, and took a
part in the affairs of the town.
(R') Daniel Munson, son of Theophilus, born
in 1708-9, married in 1730. Mary, daughter of Jo-
seph Graham, of Stratford. Daniel Munson be-
came a well-known physician of Stratford, gradu-
ating from Yale College in 1726, and for the school
year 1729-30, was an instructor in the Hopkins
Grammar school, at New Haven. His maternal
ancestors had all been connected with the Congre-
gational Church of their several communities, but
the Doctor cast his lot with the Episcopal Church.
He died in 1746.
(V) Daniel Munson (2), son of Dr. Daniel,
was born in 1743, in Stratford, and in 1766 mar-
ried Mary Scars and resided in Milford, Conn., in
1782, and in 1786 was chosen a vestryman of St.
George's Church. His death was in 1827, in Mil-
ford, and his widow died in 1833. in the same town.
(VI) Gorham Munson, son of Daniel Munson
(2), born in 1786. married and had a family, but
he disappeared and was lost track of.
(VII) David F. Munson, son of Gorham, born
in Milford, married on Sept, 18, 1836, Huldah
Baldwin, of Woodbridge, Conn., and resided in
the latter town where he followed the occupation
of a blacksmith and carpenter. He and his wife
united with the Congregational Church, in Wood-
bridge, in 1 84 1, and they were esteemed and re-
spected citizens of their community. To this couple
were born Mary J., Sarah E., Anna E., and Hart
(VUI) Hart David Munson, son of David F.,
and the subject of this review, was born June 20,
1849, in the town of Woodbridge, Conn., and at-
tended the public schools of the neighborhood. At
seventeen years of age, desiring to see the great
West, he went to the Pacific coast, and for a time
was in the employ of millionaire Dougherty in
California. Returning to the East laden with three
years of Western experience, he located in New
Haven, and engaged in the grocery and other lines
of business. Beginning with i8