Nathaniel Kellogg, Hartford Founder

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Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist

NATHANIEL1 KELLOGG, HARTFORD FOUNDER (PHILLIPPEA) was born abt. 1600 in prob Braintree, England, and died bef. 21 Dec 1657 in Farmington, CT (inventory) d. s. p.. He married ELIZABETH ______. She was born in England, and died aft. 21 Dec 1657 in prob Farmington, CT (husband’s probate).

The date and place from which Nathaniel Kellogg emigrated to the American colonies is unknown, nor is it known precisely when he arrived in Hartford. He was listed on 14 January 1639 on a list of Hartford “Inhabitants as were Granted lotts to have onely at the Towne’s Courtesie wth liberty to fetch wood & keepe Swine or Cowes was By proportion on the Common”. In the Hartford land inventory of 1639/40 he had: two acres and two roods on which his dwelling house stood located on the corner of the road to Brick Hill and the road to the West Field; and two acres of swamp on the east side of the Great River.

He does not appear to have held any public offices while in Hartford. He removed to Farmington, where he was joined to the Congregation about 30 January 1652/3. He and his wife Elizabeth had no children, but had two adopted daughters: Susan Newton and Rebeka Meruel.

His will was dated 4 June 1657, his inventory was taken 21 December 1657 and his will was proved 3 March 1658/9.

Genealogy: not applicable as Nathaniel Kellogg had no descendants

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