Thomas Eaton & Elizabeth Parker
Information is an extraction from the book History and Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families Compiled by Nellie Zada Rice Molyneux 1911.
Professor Daniel C. Eaton
manuscript p 16
son of Thomas Eaton and Lydia Gay was b at Roxbury- Sep 13, 1698, and
removed with his parents to Woodstock, thence to Ashford, Ct. He m Dec.
1, 1721 at Woodstock Ct. ELIZABETH PARKER, and settled in Tolland, Conn, where
he d in 1773; Letters of Administration on his estate were granted at a Court of
Probate held in Stafford 14 Sept. 1773, to his son, John of Mansfield, and his
widow Hannah of Tolland. (As Deacon Seth Johnson went on their bond, it –may
be he was Hannah Eaton's brother). The record of THOMAS EATON's wife ELIZABETH
PARKER's death has not been found, nor the record of his 2nd marriage.
is one of the small towns of Western Hampden., and was formed from Granville.
The first settlement being made in 1750. It was called at one time West
Granville, until June 14, 1810, when it was incorporated as a town. The town is
mountainous, and the hill on which the meetinghouse stands is supposed to be the
highest in the latitude lying between the Connecticut and Housatonic Rivers. The
Catskill mountains are -visible from this elevation. Granville was first called
went to Tolland to look after land owned by his father Thomas Eaton, and settled
there. This land was deeded to him
in 1720, and in time be became an extensive land owner. He followed the trade of
his father as blacksmith.
From Annals of
Buffalo Valley, p 45
There is a
tradition among the Eatons that one William Eaton was among the Connecicut
people, or Yankess, as they were called by the Pennanites, who claimed under
Charter land as far South as the fortyfirst degree of latitude, which passes
through the county a mile or more north of Lewisburg -
Note By some
it is claimed that it was not William Eaton who took up lands but THOMAS of
Tolland Ct. On this my authority is not authentic N. Z. R. M.
following memorandum, furnished me by O. N. Worden, Esq; which he found among
the records of the Susquehanna Land Company, at Hartford, Conn, it appears that
William Speddy (the elder) was their
Authorized agent, to take and hold possession of land claimed by them in the
Valley. 1771, William Speddy voted I selling right in Wyoming, for previous
efforts in holding possession in June, and for further intended efforts."
&c, Soon after occured the Wyomng Massacre.