Deacon Joseph Easton, Hartford Founder‹ Back to The Founders
Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist
JOSEPH1 EASTON, DEACON, HARTFORD FOUNDER was born abt. 1614 in England, and died 14 Aug 1688 in Hartford, CT. He married ________ _______ bef. 1639 in prob Hartford, CT. She was born in England, and died aft. 10 Jan 1660/61 in Hartford, CT.
Joseph Easton emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, taking up residence in Cambridge, where he was made freeman 4 March 1634/5. He had removed to Hartford by 1639, where in the land inventory of February 1639/40 he held nineteen parcels: two acres with a dwelling house, other outhouses, yards and gardens on the south side of the highway; three acres, one rood and eighteen perches of land; thirty perches in the Little Meadow; three acres and three roods in the South Meadow; four acres of swamp in the Great Swamp; four acres of swamp on the east side of the Great River; twelve acres of woodland; two acres of swamp also on the east side of the Great River; six acres, one rood of meadow in the South Meadow; two acres bought of Nathaniel Ward; three acres, one rood in the South Meadow; a home-lot of one half acre bought of Thomas Catlin; another parcel of swamp on the east side of the Great River of three acres, another two acres of swamp on the east side of the Great River; two acres on the south side of the river; four acres in the South Meadow; half an acre of land on the east side of the Great River; six acres bought from James Ensign; and another acre and a half of land on the east side of the Great River.
He was a deacon of the Hartford church, and was Constable in 1658. His inventory was taken 1 September 1688.
Genealogy: “Descendants of Joseph Easton, Hartford, Conn., 1636 – 1899”, William S. Easton, St. Paul, 1899 (This genealogy, while lacking in citations, does follow female lines to a limited extent, and most of the data is verifiable through primary sources.)