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Shurtleff, was born October 14, 1748, died at
Carver. July 8, 1 82 1. He married, at Plymp-
ton. June 7. 1773. Abigail, born October 7,
1755. died in Carver. November 29, 1826,
daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Atwood,
of Plympton. Benjamin was a soldier in the
revolution in Captain Nathaniel Shaw's com-
pany. Colonel James Warren's regiment on the
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; also in Lieu-
tenant Francis Shurtleff's company, Colonel
Lothrop's regiment (Plymouth county) on the
alarm of December n, 1776. Children: 1.
Benjamin, born 1774. 2. Nathaniel, 1776;
married Betsey Bumpus and Abigail Barrows.
3. Stephen. 1777. 4. Barsillai, 1780; married
Dorothy Locke. 5. Abigail, 1782; married
Francis Atwood. 6. Flavel, 1784; married
Elizabeth Cole and Lucy Allen. 7. Ruth, 1787.
8. Lot. 1789. 9. Charles. 1790; married Han-
nah Shaw. 10. Samuel Atwood, 1792: men-
tioned below. 11. Hannah. 1794: married Abi-
jah Lucas. 12. Milton, 1796; married Polly
Fitzpatrick and Mary Barnes.

(V) Dr. Samuel Atwood, son of Benjamin
(2) Shurtleff, was born in Plympton in 1792;
He lived and practiced for many years at
Brookline. Massachusetts. He married Eliza
Carleton. Eight children were born to Dr.
Samuel A. and Eliza Shurtleff. but only four
grew to mature years: 1. Augustine, M. D.
2. Helen, married Dr. T. E. Francis (see
Francis. VII). 3. Isabella, married David H.
Coolidge. 4. Carleton Atwood. born June 18,

1840 : enlisted in a corps of medical cadets at
the opening of the civil war. a division of the
regular army, and served during the siege of
Vicksburg on a floating hospital on the Missis-
sippi ; served for three months after the battle
of Gettysburg in the Cotton Factory Hospital
at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ; was discharged
in 1864 in order to return for commencement
and received his degree of M. D. at Harvard
University, but fell a victim of diphtheria
shortly afterward, died June 26, 1864.



(For first generation see Robert Tucker 1).

(II) Benjamin, son of Robert
TUCKER Tucker (q. v.), was born in

Weymouth, Massachusetts, in
1646, died February 2j, 1713-14. He settled
in Roxbury, and was a man in good circum-
stances. He married Ann, daughter of Ed-
ward and Mary (Eliot) Payson, of Dorches-
ter; her mother was a sister of John Eliot,
the apostle to the Indians. To Benjamin and
Ann (Payson) Tucker were born eleven chil-

(III) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (1)
Tucker, was born in Roxbury, Massachu-
setts, March 8, 1670, died 1728. He came
into possession of part of the land in Spencer
and Leicester, which his father had bought
from the Indians in 1686. He was chosen
constable in 1710, refused to serve, and was
fined five pounds. He married (first) Sarah

. He married (second) Elizabeth,

born in Roxbury, October 1, 1672, daughter
of Stephen and Sarah (Wise) Williams, and
granddaughter of Robert and Elizabeth
(Stratton) Williams. Robert Williams was
born probably in Norwich, England, about
1593, came to America in 1637, and was ad-
mitted a freeman at Roxbury, May 2, 1638.
Benjamin and Elizabeth Tucker had five

(IV) Stephen, youngest child of Benjamin
(2) Tucker, was born September 23, 1704-05.
He settled in Leicester, Massachusetts. He
married, May 31, 1739, Hannah Parks. He
married (second) Mary, daughter of Onesi-
phorous and Marv (Sanderson) Pike, prob-
ably of Shrewsbury. He had five children by
his first wife, and eight by the second.

(V) John, son of Stephen Tucker, was born
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, January 12,
1772, died August 25, 1847. He became a
lawyer, and settled in Lenox. His name is
on a list of Episcopalians there, April 3,
1797. He was register of deeds for the mid-
dle district of Berkshire county from 1801 to
1847, a °d was county treasurer from 1813
until his death, a period of thirty-four years.
He married, March 18, 1802, Lucy, born Au-
gust 7, 1772, died March 18, 1830, daughter
of Benjamin and Lucy (Dodge) Newell. Her
father died in Kinderhook. Her mother was
born in Beverly, 1744, and died in Pittsfield,
daughter of Joshua and Margaret (Conant)
Dodge. Seven children were born to John
and Lucy Tucker.

(VI) George Joseph, son of John Tucker,
was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, October

17, 1804, died in Pittsfield, in September,
1878. He graduated at Williams College in
1822, studied law, and was admitted to the
bar in 1825, and practiced his profession in
Lenox. He was register of deeds from 1847
to 1876, three years excepted, and was coun-
ty treasurer from 1847 until his death, a period
of thirty-one years. He married, in Syracuse,
New York, September 29, 1829, Eunice Sylvia
born in New Marlboro, Massachusetts, 1807,
died June 24, 1843, daughter of Benjamin
Warren and Louisa (Kasson) Cook, and
granddaughter of Hezekiah and Lydia Cook.
He married (second) at Middletown, Connecti-
cut, August 5, 1854, Harriet, born in Middle-
town, February 28, 1818, died in Pittsfield,
September 11, 1884, daughter of Thomas and
Clarissa Sill, and granddaughter of Captain
Micah Sill, of Lyme, Connecticut. George Jo-
seph Tucker had four children by his first
wife, and four by his second wife.

(VII) George Henry, son of George Joseph
Tucker, was born in Lenox, Massachusetts.
He was educated in the schools of Pittsfield,
and at Williams College, graduating from the
latter institution with the class of 1878. In
the latter year he succeeded his father as coun-
tv treasurer, and filled that position until July.
1902, when he resigned, to become cashier of
the Pittsfield National Bank. He has also oc-
cupied various other responsible positions, be-
ing a director of the Berkshire Life Insurance
Company since 1888, and a member of its fi-
nance committee since 1894: a director and
vice-president of the Third National Bank up
to 1902; a director of the Housatonic Bank of
Stockbridge since 1898 ; a director of the Pitts-
field Gas Coal Company since 1890; and a di-
rector of the Stanley Electric Company until
mergment with the General Electric Company.
He is now president of the Pittsfield National
Bank. He is a member of the Congregational
church, and in politics is a Republican. He
holds membership with the Masonic Lodge
of Pittsfild, and the Park Club. He married,
in Pittsfield, September 7, 1892, Mary Talcott
Briggs. born in Pittsfield, July 4, 1853, died
November 4, 1895, daughter of General Henry
Shaw and Mary Elizabeth (Talcot) Briggs.
No children.

Four generations of this branch of the Tuck-
er family have resided in Berkshire county,
and members of each of them have contributed
largely to the uplift of the community. An
extraordinary and perhaps unparalleled record
of public service is included in the interesting
annals of the family. For seventy-two years

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the office of register of deeds, and for eighty-
nine years that of county treasurer, were con-
tinuously held by its members, and the duties
of these important trusts were fulfilled with
the strictest integrity and the highest efficien-
cy, and well displaying the ancestral traits of
rugged honesty, indefatigable industry and
general native worth.

(II ) Samuel, son of Rob-
BARDWELL ert Bardwell (q. v.), was

born September 26, 1685.
died March 18, 1771. He settled in
Deerfield in 171 1, on the Dennis Steb-
bins lot, No. 39, where the family con-
tinued about ninety years, keeping a
tavern the greater part of the time. He mar-
ried Martha, daughter of Edward xMlen ; she
died February 11, 1778, aged eighty-one.
children: 1. Martha, born August 3, 1714,
died August 8, 1714. 2. Samuel, born Au-
gust 25, 1715. 3. Silence, born June 20, 1717,
died June 25, 1717. 4. Hannah, born June
20, 171 7, died same day. 5. Sarah, born
April 3, 1718, died April 6, 1718. 6. Aaron,
born April 15, 1719. 7. Enoch, born Febru-
ary 25, 1721-22. 8. Gideon, born July 20,
1724, see forward. 9. Eldad, born Novem-
ber '1, 1725. 10. Martha, born January 21,
1727-28; married, September 4, 1753, Samuel
Stebbins, of Greenfield. 11. Medad, born
March 18, 1729-30, died October 20, 1736.
12. Joel, born October 24, 1732. 13. Mary,
born September 12, 1734, married, July 5,
1758, Zadoc Hawks. 14. Mercy, born May
2 9- 1 737f married, Tune 20. 1757, Ebenezer

(III) Gideon, son of Samuel Bardwell, was
born in Deerfield, July 20, 1724, died January
10, 1814. He removed to Montague in 1759.
He married, December 26, 1752, Hannah,
daughter of Nathaniel Hawks : she died June
1. 1799, aged sixty-four. Children: 1. Lydia,
born April 27. 1753, died 1776. 2. Gideon,
born December 15, 1754, see forward. 3.
Samuel, born June 18. 1757. 4. Lois, born
December 13, 1758, married, March 15, 1781,
Solomon Clapp, of Montague ; died June 23,
[789. 5. Hannah, born November 18, 1760,
married, March 15, 1781, Samuel Gunn, of
Montague. 6. Elias, born February 9, 1763.
7. Joel, born June 25, 1765, died 1776.

(IV) Gideon (2), son of Gideon (1) Bard-
well, was born in Deerfield, December 15,
1754, died September n. 1828. He settled at
Bardwell's Ferry. He married, Februarv n,
1771. Keziah Foster. Children: 1. Joel, born

August 8, 1780, see forward. 2. Son, died
February 11, 1782. 3. Millicent, born July 9,
1783; married Simeon Stebbins; went west.
4. Aaron, born November 8, 1785, died
March 14, 1855. 5. Sarah, born May 6, 1789,
died December 25, 1789. 6. William E., born
September 17, 1791 ; married (first) Melinda
Wait ; she died October 22, 1830 ; aged
thirty-nine ; married (second) February 3,
1831, Emily, daughter of Selah Severance;
children: i. Keziah F., born October 7, 1815,
died July 6, 1823 ; ii. Melinda O., May 22,
18 17, married, April 2, 1840, Francis C. Fink,
of Shelburne ; iii. William H., June 7, 1819;
iv. Oscar, June 3, 1821, married, January 10,
1852, Hannah Peck ; v. Joel, June 20, 1823 ;
married, April 9, 1851, Melinda Hawks; vi.
Gideon, May 2j, 1825, died February 16,
1826; vii. Marietta M., March 18, 1827; viii.
Sarah, May 20, 1830; married, January 1,

185 1, Nathaniel W. Sherwi



born October 18, 1794, died August 14, 1797.

8. Son, born December 29, 1797, died same
day. 9. Hannah, born 1799; married Hor-
ace Hawks. 10. Sally, born August 12, 1804;
married, January 22, 1824, (first) Solomon
Bardwell; (second) Lewis Long.

(V) Joel, son of Gideon (2) Bardwell, was
born August 8, 1780, in Shelburne, died March

9, 1849. He resided in his native town. He
married (first) December 19, 1806, Betsey
Long; she died May 26, 1807, aged twenty-
nine; married (second) January 19, 1809,
Lydia Newhall, of Connecticut ; she died Oc-
tober 5, 1865, aged eighty-six years, one month,
twenty-four days. Children: 1. Betsey Long,
born April 2. 1810; married, June 3, 1830,
Winslow Clark. 2. Orsimus O., born March
29, 1812, see forward. 3. Meliscent, born De-
cember 12, 1814: married, November 13, 1836,
Alvah Hawks, of Deerfield. 4. Lydia L., born
July 17, 1817: married, June 4, 1840, Ira W.
Barbard. 5. Joel L., born October 17, 1818,
died February 3, 1822. 6. Joel L., born July
14. 1822, died February 24, 1823. 7. Keziah
F., born March 20, 1824; married, November
6, 1849, Elijah Page, of Conway.

(VI) Orsimus O., son of Joel Bardwell,
was born March 29. 181 2, died December 14,
1894. He married (first) June 2, 1836, Tir-
zah Ann Jones, born July n, 1815; married
(second) February 1, 1848, Helen L. Packer,
born August 16, 1823, died March 10, 1875,
daughter of Rev. Daniel Packer, of Mt. Hollv,
Vermont. Children: 1. ( )rasmus Jewett, born
November 3, 1848, died September 22, 185 1.
2. Daniel Packer, born February 20, 185 1. 3.


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Arthur Jewell, burn July 7, 1853. 4. Sarah
Ellen, born August 21, 1855; married Charles
W. Hawks (see Hawks VIII). 5. Lucy Shat-
tuck, born March 6, 1857. 6. O. Havelock,
born February 17, 1859. 7. Evelyn Helen,
born July 19, 1861.

(For preceding generations see John Hawks 1).

(Ill) Eliezer (2), son of Elie-
HAWKS zer ( i ) Hawks, was born De-
cember 26. 1693, died May 14,
1774. ( In record of this family we find Elea-
zer, Eliezer and Eleazar). He settled on the
Hawks place at Wapping. In 1743 he bought
of John Chickley five hundred acres of land
at Charlemont and lived there until about 1762,
when he returned to Deerfield. He married,
November 24, 1714, Abigail Wells; she died
May 7, 1768, aged seventy-one. Children: 1.
Gershom, born February 2T,, 1715-16, see for-
ward. 2. Eliezer. born November 13, 1717. 3.
Abigail, born October 17. 1719; married, June
20, 1742, David Nims. 4. Joshua, born Janu-
ary 25, 1721-22. 5. Judith born October I,
1723; married, July 18, 1754, Enos Marsh, of
Montague. 6. Sarah, born September 5, 1725,
an invalid; died unmarried. 7. Mary, born
January 4, 1727; married, May 3, 1747, Sam-
uel Merriman, of Northfield ; died August 24,
1757. 8. Seth, born October 5, 1729. 9. Ruth
born May 18, 1732; married Jedediah Clark
(second wife), 10. Dorcas, born July 8, 1734
(baptized Mercy) ; married, November 6,
1761, Moses Stebbins ; 11. Paul, baptized No-
vember 7, 1736. 12. Thankful, born January
26, 1738-39; married, January 1, 1777, John
Hawks; married (second) published April 11,
1786, Deacon Jonathan Flagg; died July, 1794.
13. Waitstill. baptized August 30, 1741.

(IV) Sergeant Gershom, son of Eliezer (2 )
Hawks, was born February 23, 1715-16, died
December 28, 1799. He served through the
French wars. He settled at Charlemont, where
his house and that of his brother Seth, were
set near together and picketed, forming a fort
that was garrisoned by the colony, and Ser-
geant Hawks put in command in 1755. He,
with his brothers, Seth and Joshua, were
among the earliest settlers of the plantation.
He married, May 9, 1744, Thankful, daughter
of James Corse ; she died December 6, 1800,
aged seventy-eight. Children: 1. Azubah,
baptized February 10, 1745, died young. 2.
Thankful, baptized September 1, 1746; mar-
ried Samuel Hitchcock, of Hawley. 3. Mi-
riam, baptized January 18, 1749. 4. Gershom,
baptized September 30, 1750: married, Janu-

ary 15, 1778, Hannah, daughter of Zadock
King; died 1798. 5. Jared, baptized May 6,
1752. 6. Child, September 15, 1754, died
young. 7. Jonathan born March 9, 1755, see
forward. 8. Elihu, baptized October 27, 1757.
9. Azubah, baptized May 31, 1761. 10. Israel,
baptized August 12, 1764; married, February
12, 1793, Polly, daughter of Abner Mitchell.
11. Sara, baptized August 12, 17*14.

(V) Jonathan, son of Sergeant Gershom
Hawks, was born March 9, 1755, died in
183 1, aged seventy-six. He married (first)
October 15, 1779, Molly Johnson, of Col-
rain ; she died in 1804, aged forty-six ; mar-
ried (second) Relief , who died in 1817,

aged forty-six. Children by first wife: 1.
Jonathan. 2. Isaac J., born October 28,
1794, see forward. 3. Nancy Children by
second wife : 4. David. 5. Serepta.

(VI) Isaac J., son of Jonathan Hawks, was
born October 28, 1794, died February 7,
1876. He married (first) March 15, 1820,
Dorris Hartwell. born March 28, 1797, died
December 4, 1852, aged fifty-five ; married
(second) Malinda Sprague, who died June
2T,, 1907, aged ninety-one. Children by first
wife: 1. Mercy M., born August 31, 1821,
died June 30, 1832. 2. William I., born April
2^. 1823, died August 29, 1847. 3- J una E.,
born November 30, 1826, died December 16,
1857. 4. Alanson Knox, born September 9,
1828, see forward. 5. Charles G., born
March 23, 1832, died November 3, 1848.

(VII) Alanson Knox, son of Isaac J.
Hawks, was born in Charlemont, September
9, 1828, died October 20, 1902. He was edu-
cated in the public schools of his native town.
Just after his marriage he and his wife went
to Edgefield district. South Carolina, where
he kept the toll gate on the plank road and
his wife taught school. He was much op-
posed to slavery, and when the Kansas con-
troversy arose he went thither in 1858 to be-
come one of the anti-slavery settlers. While
living in that state he laid out the town of
Hartford, which was a part of his farm, and
the people there to this day call him the
"Father of Hartford". He was a member of
the first Free Soil legislature of Kansas. At
the close of the civil war he came east and
located at Shelburne Falls. He took an ac-
tive part in public affairs, and was a repre-
sentative to the general court of Massachu-
setts, 1876-78. In politics he was a Republi-
can. He was treasurer of the Shelburne
Falls Savings Bank for more than thirty-two
years. To a remarkable degree he deserved



and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all
cla>ses of people. He was generous, kindly
and conscientious in his dealings ; of abso-
lute integrity and public spirit. In religion
he was a Baptist. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church, Shelburne Falls. He
married, January, 1853, Azubah Zerviah
Rice, of Rowe, born July 2~, 1831, died Au-
gust 25. 1895. Children: 1. Charles William,
born March 21, 1856, see forward. 2. Son,
born and died in 1867.

( YIII ) Charles William, son of Alanson
Knox Hawks, was born in Shelburne Falls,
Massachusetts, March 21, 1856. He was
elucated in the public schools and at
Worcester Academy. At the age of nineteen
he became bookkeeper in the Shelburne Falls
National Bank, and since 1887 has been its
cashier. He is well and favorably known in
financial and business circles in western and
central Massachusetts. In politics he is a Re-
publican, and in religion a Baptist, being a
member of the First Baptist Church of Shel-
burne Falls. He married, October 15, 1879,
Sarah E. Bardwell, of Shelburne, daughter of
Orsimus O. Bardwell (see Bardwell, VI).
Children, born at Shelburne Falls: 1. Helen
V., born August 28, 1880, died August 29,
1906, married, at Boulder, Colorado, Ralph
English. 2. John Alanson, born November
26, 1887. 3. Charles Bardwell, born August
31, 1892.

Commander Edward Hooker,
HOOKER United States navy, in a pa-
per read before the Hooker
gathering in August, 1892, gives the following
as the English ancestry of Rev. Thomas
Hooker, American immigrant :

(I) John Hooker was of Devonshire, Eng-
land. He had a brother Roger, and a sister
Mary, who married John Russell, of Leices-
tershire. Children: 1. John, lived in Som-
ersetshire. 2. Thomas, mentioned below. 3.
Rev. Zachary, rector of St. Michaels, Cathays.

(II) Thomas, son of John Hooker, was of
Devonshire. Children: 1. Daughter, mar-
ried Dr. George Alcock, of London. 2. Rev.
Thomas, mentioned below. 3. Dorothy, mar-
ried John Chester, of Leicestershire.

(III) Rev. Thomas (2), immigrant ances-
tor, was born at Marfield, Leicestershire, Eng-
land, July 7, 1586. Cotton Mather, in his
"Magnalia" says of him: "He was born of
parents that were neither unable nor unwilling
to bestow upon him a liberal education;

whereunto the early, lively sparkles of wit ob-
served in him did very much encourage them.
His natural temper was cheerful and cour-
teous ; but it was accomplished with such a
sensible grandeur of mind, as caused his
friends, without the help of astrology, to prog-
nosticate that he was born to be considerable."
Regarding his education and conversion
Sprague says : "He was educated at Emanuel
College, Cambridge, of which, in due time, he
became a Fellow. He acquitted himself in
this office with such ability and fidelity as to
secure universal respect and admiration. It
was while he was thus employed that he be-
came deeply impressed with the importance of
eternal realities, and after a protracted season
of bitter anguish of spirit, he was enabled to
submit without reserve to the terms of the
Gospel, and thus to find peace and joy in be-
lieving. His religious experience, in its very
commencement, seems to have been uncom-
monly deep and thorough ; and no doubt it
was partly owing to this that he became so
much distinguished, in after life, as a coun-
sellor, comforter and guide, to the awakened
and desponding." He frequently preached at
Cambridge, and for some time in London and
vicinity. In 1626 he became a lecturer and
assistant to the Rev. Mr. Mitchell at Chelms-
ford, and among his hearers were noblemen
and others of high standing in English so-
ciety. He was accustomed, once a year, to
visit his native county, and was once asked
to preach in the great church at Leicester. One
of the chief burgesses of the town was great-
ly opposed to his preaching there, and not
being able to hinder him, he set persons to
fiddling in the churchyard with a view to dis-
turb him. But Mr. Hooker was able to retain
command of his audience, and at last even the
fiddler went to the door to listen, and the
story goes that his conversion followed.

In 1630 a spiritual court which held its ses-
sions at Chelmsford silenced Mr. Hooker for
non-conformity. Although he was in accord
with the doctrines of the English church, there
were certain forms of worship which he could
not practice, and on this ground he was for-
bidden to minister to the people. He contin-
ued, however, to live near Chelmsford, and
was employed in teaching a school at Little
Braddow, having John Eliot, afterwards the
famous Indian Apostle, in his family as an
usher. A petition signed by forty-seven min-
isters of the established church was sent to the
spiritual court, asking to have Mr. Hooker re-
established, but it did no good. After a short



residence in retirement, under the patronage of
his friend, the Earl of Warwick, he determ-
ined to seek a home in Holland, and his steps
were watched by his persecutors, and he was
followed even to the shore, but the ship, for-
tunately, had got off shore before his pursuers
arrived. Mr. Hooker remained in Holland
three years, and was at first employed as an as-
sistant of Mr. Paget at Amsterdam. On ac-
count of a misunderstanding with him, Mr.
Hooker removed to Delft, and was associated
with Rev. Mr. Forbes, a Scotch minister. Two
years later he accepted a call to Rotterdam to
assist Rev. Dr. William Ames. Dr. Ames is
said to have remarked that he had never met
a man equal to Mr. Hooker as a preacher or a
learned disputant.

Mr. Hooker decided to go to New England,
but wished to return to England first, as the
times were supposed to be somewhat more tol-
erant. On his arrival there, however, he found
that his enemies were still active, and he was
obliged to live in concealment until his depart-
ure for New England. He left England about
the middle of July, 1633, from the Downs, on
the ship "Griffin." Such was his peril that he
and his friend. Mr. Cotton, were obliged to
remain concealed until the ship was well out
at sea. He arrived at Boston, Massachusetts,
September 4, 1633. and on October 11. was
chosen pastor of the church at Newtown ( Cam-
bridge). He remained here to the great satis-
faction of the people for two and one half
years. In June, 1636, he joined the company
of those who went to make a settlement at
Hartford, Connecticut, and from this time was
identified with almost all the important public
movements in the colony. He was one of the
moderators of the first New England synod
held at Cambridge, in the case of the celebrated
Ann Hutchinson. He published many books
and sermons between 1637 and his death. He
fell a victim of a violent epidemic disease, and
died July 7, 1647, a great loss to the commun-
ity. ;

Rev. Thomas Hooker, according to family
tradition, married a sister of John Pym, who
was an intimate friend. Children : 1. Rev.
John, born about 1636, returned and married
in England and settled in the established
church at Maseworth, Bucks. 2. Joanna, born
about 1615, died April, 1646; married October
1637, Rev. Thomas Shepard, of Cambridge. 3.
Mary, born about 1618, married Rev. Roger
Newton, first pastor of Farmington, later of
Milford, Connecticut. 4. Sarah, born about
1630, married Rev. John Wilson, of Medfield,

son of Rev. John Wilson, pastor of Boston. 5.
Daughter, married and became a widow. 6.
Samuel, mentioned below.

(IX) Rev. Samuel, son of Rev. Thomas (2)
Hooker, was born in 1633. He was educated
at Harvard College, where he was graduated
in 1653. He succeeded Rev. Roger Newton,
his brother-in-law, and was second pastor of
the church at Farmington, where he was or-
dained July, 1661. He was on a committee
of four in 1662 to treat with the New Haven
colony in reference to the proposed union
with Connecticut under one colonial govern-
ment. All of the descendants of Rev. Thomas
Hooker, bearing the surname Hooker, are
also his descendants. He was a fellow of

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