Thomas Eaton & Elizabeth Parker
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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

THOMAS EATON, 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.  

Note Tolland 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 Bedford.  

THOMAS EATON 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.

By the 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.