John Lee

Male 1659 - 1725  (65 years)

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  • Name John Lee  [1, 2
    Born 11 Jun 1659  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1725 
    Person ID I8220406413  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2007 

    Father John Lee,   b. 1620, Braintree, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1690, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Hart,   b. Abt 1635, England or Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1710, in fall from horse from Northampton to Coventry CT, over age 70 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1658  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7500745308  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 

    • 4. Farmington.

      JOHN HART, of Farmington, eldest son of Deacon Stephen Hart, of Braintree, Eng., Cambridge, Mass., Hartford and Farmington, Conn., born , in England, married Sarah . They resided in Farmington, where he was made a freeman by the General Court, at their May session, 1654. Sarah, his wife, joined the church at Farmington, Oct. 19th, 1653; he was admitted to the church April 2d, 1654. He was one of the first settlers of Tunxis, and bought his house lot of the original owners, and among the list of the eighty- four proprietors of 1672, is numbered the "Estate of John Hart." At the October session of the General Court, in 1660, a committee was raised to examine " Thirty Mile Island," with the view of settlement, when John Hart, of Farmington, was elected one of said committee. His sad and untimely death occurred on this wise, viz.: his house, which was located near the center of the village, was fired in the night by Indians, and he and all his family, with the exception of his eldest son, John, who was that night at Nod, or Northington, since called Avon, looking after the stock on a farm they owned there, perished in the flames. What aggravated the public calamity was the burning of the town records, at the same time. The General Court made diligent search among the Tunxis tribe for the incendiaries, but this neither restored life nor records. This fire occurred , 1666.

      [This fire may not have occurred as described here. Research by David Mauro published in the July/August 1997 issue of Hart Historical Notes seems to show that no Indians were involved. Dr. C. Bickford of the Connecticut Historical Society is quoted: " The 19th century accounts of Farmington contain a lot of fiction. With- out any corroborating evidence to support Andrew's story, I had to conclude that it was without substance."

      There may have been a fire of unknown origin, though. From the "Hart Family History, Silas Hart, His Ancestors and Descendants." by William Lincoln Hart, 1942, Alliance, Ohio, page 17:

      "The Rev. Samuel Danforth, pastor of the first church in Roxbury kept a diary, and under the date of February 11, 1666 (O.S.) appears the following entry: "Tidings came to us from Connecticut how that on ye 15th of 10M66 Sergeant Hart, ye son of Deacon Hart and his wife, and six children were all burned in their house at Farmington, no man knowing how the fire was kindled, neither did any of the neighbors see ye fire till it was past remedy. The church there had kept a fast at this man's house two days before. One of his sons being at a farm, escaped the burning." "


      8. Sarah, born in Farmington, about 1653, baptized Oct. 23d, 1653, burned to death in 1666.
      9. John, born in Farmington, about 1655, baptized April 2d, 1655, saved from the fire, he being that night at Nod.
      10. Steven, born in Farmington, July , 1657, baptized July 19th, 1657, burned to death in 1666.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133897794] John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants, Sarah Marsh Lee, of Norwich, CT, (Republican Record Book Print, 1878, 1st Ed.), 26.

    2. [S3133897591] Hutchinson, Agnes Dorlisky and Jessie, (1930's).

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