The Founders of Hartford
Sergeant Thomas Spencer, Cambridge; freeman, May 14, 1634; removed in 1637 to Hartford, where he was one of
the original proprietors ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the east side of Main St., near what is now the junction of Main
and Windsor Sts.; he served in the Pequot War; chimney-viewer, 1650; constable, north side, 1658; surveyor of
highways, 1672; he was sergeant of the trainband in 1650, and received in 1671 a grant of 60 acres, "for his good
service in the country." He m. (1) -; (2) Sept. 11, 1645, Sarah, only child of Nathaniel Bearding, of Hartford. He d.
Sept. 11, 1687.-Ch. of 1st wife : i. Obadiah, Hartford; freeman, 1658; m. Mary, dau. of Nicholas Disborough; d. 1712.
ii. Thomas; freeman, 1658; m. Esther, den. of William Andrews, of Hartford; removed to Suffield iii. Samuel. Ch. of
2d wife: iv. Gerard, Hartford; m. Dec. 22, 1680, Hannah, dau. of John Pratt, Jr., of Hartford; d. 1712. v. Sarah, m.
Thomas Huxley, of Suflield; d. Oct. 24, 1712. vi. Elizabeth, bapt. March 26, 1648; m. Samuel Andrews, of Hartford.
vii. Hannah, b. April 15, 1653. viii. Mary, b. May 18, 1655. ix. Martha, b. March 19, 1657-8; m. - Benton.