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Re: Mary Barnes, hanged as witch 1663, CT
Posted by: Marti Cuneo Date: April 17, 1999 at 13:18:24
In Reply to: Re: Mary Barnes, hanged as witch 1663, CT by Pam Clausen of 14745

Here's what I have:

First Generation

1. Thomas Barnes. Born in 1615 in England. Thomas died in Farmington, CT in
1688/1689; he was 73.

髭migrated from England in 1630 in ship "William and John," with a brother named Timothy.
*He was claimed by many to have been the first of this name in America. No reference is found to him elsewhere than in Hartford.

菱e without doubt came first to Massachusetts, then to Hartford, with or soon after, the first settlers.

菱e was one of the soldiers in the Pequot War fought in 1637.
*The Pequot War (1637), the first major conflict between Indians and whites in New England, set a brutal precedent for subsequent
Indian-white warfare.
*The Pequots were accused of murdering two white men but refused to yield up the suspected killers.
*Puritan authorities decided to retaliate, a decision reinforced by Pequot resistance against new Connecticut settlements.
*On May 26, 1637, a force of white soldiers together with Mohegan and Narragansett warriors attacked the principal Pequot village, burned it, and slaughtered its inhabitants.
*The surviving Pequots were relentlessly pursued, until the tribe was largely destroyed.
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肘n 1639, Thomas Barnes received land grants from the Colony for that service: 6 acres
in Hartford and later 50 acres in Farmington, where he settled with the first party in 1646
*Farmington at this early period included the territory of Southington, New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, and Avon of the present day.

柊fter 1646, he resided in Farmington until his death in 1688.

菱is will was recorded in Harford Probate records, Vol. VI

Thomas first married Mary. Mary died in 1662.

彦amily name not known at this time 1999.
謬homas married Mary soon after he came to Farmington.
筆ary was charged with witchcraft and summonded before the General Court, where she was convicted (See Colonial Records, 1658) and most certainly executed. She left two sons and a daughter, one daughter, Hanna, had already died.

They had the following children:
2 i. Sarah
3 ii. Hanna
4 iii. Benjamin (1653-1731)
5 iv. Joseph (1655-)

Thomas second married Mary Andrus (Andrews). Born in 1644 in Farmington, CT.
Christened on 16 May 1658.

疋aughter of John Andrus of Farmington, CT.
柊fter her husband's death in 1688, Mary became the second wife of Jacob Bronson.

Thomas and Mary Andrus had the following children:
6 i. Thomas (1665-1742)
7 ii. Ebenezer (1676-1756)


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