Hannah Judd b. 1681

Hannah Judd 8th great grandma on RootsMagic tree

Hannah was a middle child of Benjamin and Mary Lewis Judd. She was born, then baptized on March 13, 1681 in Farmington, Connecticut.

Judds and Smiths 1700 CT records

Marriage of Gershom and Hannah, children’s births

On May 4 1710 Hannah married Gershom Smith he was from nearby Glastonbury, Connecticut. Gershom and Hannah’s records show only 2 kids: Hannah the oldest and Gershom a son who died at 16. The Smith family stayed in Glastonbury. Gershom died in 1747 at age 67 and is buried there. Widow Smith (Hannah) moved to her daughter’s home. Hannah’s daughter, also Hannah, was married to Richard Risley and living in Tolland, Connecticut about 30 miles northeast.

Hannah is on a land record dated 1756: “On 3 Nov. 1756, Richard and Hannah Risiey, with Widow Hannah Smith, all of Glastonbury, sold land where said Risley now dwells”. Hannah was 75. There’s no record of her death or burial. Husband Gershom has a headstone at Glastonbury, Hannah may be buried there or may be buried in Tolland with her daughter’s Risley family.

Sources
At American Ancestors. The American genealogist volume 25 page 130. New England marriages to 1700 database Volume 2 page 1391.

At FamilySearch.org. Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939 FHL 001316154 Digital Folder 007730404 Image 00087 (87 of 784) marriage of Gershom and Hannah, children’s births

 

Thomas Judd b. 1608

Thomas Judd 10th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree.

judd, thomas landThomas Judd was born in England, about 1608. He landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay in 1634. In Cambridge he was admitted to the church and made a freeman in May of 1636. Thomas left Cambridge for Connecticut, first Hartford, probably with Puritan minister Thomas Hooker. Both Hooker and Thomas Judd are landowners on a map of Hartford in the 1640s, these would be original settlers. The map was “prepared from the original records by vote of the town” and created in the 1800s. Thomas Judd is in the bottom left corner No. 154. Other Miller family landowners on this map in this same area in 1640 are Jeremy Adams, Thomas Bliss and Richard Risley.

UCONN libraries provides a digital copy of this map and details.
A list of the landowners ‘freeholders’ here
More details on the map here.

Thomas left Hartford for Farmington where he held lots of town service positions including, in August of 1658 “to communicate the mind of the court to the Indians”. Church records of Farmington, Connecticut name Thomas as the second Deacon of the church. “The number of such as are in full communion in the church in Farmington March 1 1679/80. Deacon Judd. Benjamin Judd and his wife. John Judd and his wife. William Judd and his wife”. Finally Thomas moved to Northampton, Massachusetts where he is buried and has a headstone credited to a descendant: Sylvester Judd of 1858.

He didn’t leave a will at his death but there is a probate record, 15 pages, handwritten mostly land deeds and an inventory.

judd, thaoms estate This page from the will lists the children and what they receive, Benjamin Judd 4th on the list is the Miller ancestor through Mary Ella Gaines, grandma of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable.

Sources:
Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 at Ancestry . com

Find a grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28130545

Church Records of Farmington in Connecticut The New England historical and genealogical register, 1874 Volume 28 at Archive.org