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Samuel Hale (Hales) was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on the east side of the road to the Cow Pasture; lie had been a soldier in the Pequot War, 1637, receiving a lot forthis service in the “soldier's field.” He was juror twice in 1643 ; removed to Wethersfield, but in 1655 his name appears on the Records of Norwalk, in a table of “Estates of land,” etc. He sold his land there to John Platt, in 1669. He was deputy for Norwalk, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1660. He lived on the east side of the river in Glastonbury, having bought land of the Rev. Henry Smith before 1668. He d. Nov. 9, 1693, leaving a wife, Mary. Chapin says he returned to Wethersfield, in 1660, when he sold four acres near “the Commoning,” in Norwalk, to Robert Stewart.

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