Thomas Munson, born September 13, 1612 at Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, was a child of John Mundson (1571-1650) and Elizabeth Spark (1575-1634). We have no accurate record of his siblings. Richard Mew (b.1586) and Anna Stone's children included Joanna, born in 1610 at Stenbury, Hampshire, England. We assume that Thomas Munson and Joanna were married in England before 1634.
The ship Mayflower arrived and discharged its passengers at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620, the place of the first New England settlement. In 1630 the town of Boston was founded, providing an excellent harbor.
Thomas Munson (1612-1685) & Joanna Mew (1611-1678)
Thomas Munson, born September 13, 1612, and Joanna Mew born in 1611 , came to America on the ship Elizabeth in 1634. They settled in Hartford, Ct., and then moved to New Haven, Ct. Thomas was a representative in 1666 in the Indian War, in the Hartford contingent, involved in the destruction of Pequot Fort under Captain Mason on June 5, 1667. He was offered land in New Haven if he would make wheels and ploughs for the good of the colony. He commanded New Haven troops defending the Norrituck Plantation against Indians.
They had three children that we know of; Elizabeth born in 1642 in New Haven, Samuel born in 1643 at New Haven, and Hannah born in 1648 at Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Joanna died on December 12, 1678 at Hartford and Thomas died on May 7, 1685 in New Haven
Samuel Munson (1643-1693) & Martha Bradley (1648-1707)
Samuel Munson was born on August 7, 1643 in New Haven Connecticut.
Samuel Munson was the nineteenth signer of an agreement by thirty-four men
proposing to become Planters at a new settlement in the wilderness twelve
miles north-northeast of New Haven. It lay on a plain extending from south
to north a mile or two, and situated about a mile eastward of the
Quinnipiac, and was to be called Wallingford.
Between 1667 and 1682, Samuel and Martha had 8 children; Martha,
Samuel, Thomas, John, Theophilus,
Joseph, Stephen, and Caleb.
Samuel Munson (1669-1741) & Martha Franes (1670-1707)
Samuel was born in New Haven on February 28, 1669. He married Martha Franes who had been born in 1670 in Wallingford, daughter of Samuel Franes (1638-1704). Her mother's name is unknown and nothing else is known of the family.
We only know of one child of Samuel and Martha, a son, William, born October 13, 1695 in Wallingford. Martha died on January 7, 1707 when William was only 12 and Samuel died on November 23, 1741, both in Wallingford.
William Munson (1695-1773) & Rebecca Curtis (1697-1742)
William Munson was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on October 13, 1695. He married Rebecca Curtis, possibly in 1728. She was born in Wallingford on August 21, 1697 of Thomas and Mary Curtis. See the Curtis Family.
Between 1729 and 1742 they had 8 children; Martha, William, Eunice, Peter, Hannah, Samuel, George, and Amasa. Rebeca died in 1742 and William followed on July 21, 1773, both in Wallingford.
Martha Munson (1729) & Ambrose Doolittle (1719-1793)
Martha Munson, the first child of William and Rebecca, married Ambrose Doolittle. You can follow this family line with the Doolittle Family.
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