John Belding

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John Belding
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
October 1691 May 1692
Servingwith James Olmsted
Preceded by John Platt, Samuel Smith, Andrew Messenger
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes, Thomas Betts
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk
In office
May 1705 October 1705
Servingwith Joseph Platt
Preceded by Thomas Betts, Samuel Keeler
Succeeded by Thomas Betts, Samuel Hanford
Personal details
Born(1650-01-09)January 9, 1650 [2] [3]
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
DiedNovember 26, 1713(1713-11-26) (aged 63) [3]
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
Spouse(s)Ruth Hayes (daughter of Samuel Hayes, [4]
ChildrenJohn, Jr., Samuel, Ruth (d. 1704, buried in East Norwalk Historical Cemetery) , Ann Belding Bush [5]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Occupationmerchant [4]
Military service
RankLieutenant [4]
Battles/wars King Philip's War [4]

John Belding (also recorded as John Beldon or John Belden) (January 9, 1650 – November 26, 1713) was an early settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a member of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1691 and May 1705.

Settler person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there

A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established a permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. Settlers are generally from a sedentary culture, as opposed to nomads who share and rotate their settlements with little or no concept of individual land ownership. Settlements are often built on land already claimed or owned by another group. Many times settlers are backed by governments or large countries. They also sometimes leave in search of religious freedom.

Norwalk, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Connecticut state of the United States of America

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

He was most likely the son of William Belding and Thomasine Sherwood, [2] although at least one record shows his father as John Belding of Wethersfield. [6] [7] He was the brother of Daniel Belden, the early settler of Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Deerfield, Massachusetts Town in Massachusetts, United States

Deerfield is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. Settled near the Connecticut River in the 17th century during the colonial era, the population was 5,125 as of the 2010 census. Deerfield is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area in western Massachusetts, lying 30 miles (48 km) north of the city of Springfield.

Massachusetts State of the United States of America

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

He is recorded as living in Norwalk as early as 1673. [2] [4]

On April 30, 1690, he was appointed to a committee to fortify the meeting house. [2]

On January 16, 1694, he was appointed to a committee to replace the deceased Reverend Thomas Hanford as minister for the town. [2]

Thomas Hanford was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the first minister in Norwalk, and continued in charge of the settlement's church for forty-one years, until his death in 1693. In addition to his spiritual leadership, he also served as the civic leader and school teacher of the settlement.

In 1708, he was one of the purchasers of Ridgefield, along with Matthew Seymour, Matthias St. John, and Samuel Keeler. [2]

Ridgefield, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the 300-year-old community had a population of 24,638 at the 2010 census. The town center, which was formerly a borough, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place.

Matthew Seymour was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1712, and October 1713. He was one of the founding settlers of Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Samuel Keeler was a member of the House of Representatives of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1701, October 1703, May 1704, May 1706, May 1709 and October 1709. He is listed as a founding settler of Ridgefield, Connecticut on the founders monument in Ye Burying Ground cemetery in Ridgefield.

He died in 1713, and his widow, Ruth married John Copp, the town clerk. [2]

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Joseph Platt was a member of the House of Representatives of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1705, October 1706, October 1707, October 1708, October 1709, May 1710, October 1711, October 1712, October 1713, October 1714, October 1716, October 1718, May and October 1719, October 1720, May 1721, October 1722, October 1724, October 1725, October 1726, October 1727, May and October 1728, October 1729, October 1730, May and October 1731, May and October 1732, May and October 1733, October 1734, October 1737, October 1738, May 1739, May and October 1745, and October 1746.

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John Copp was a member of the House of Representatives of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1706, May 1716, October 1718, and May 1719. He served from 1708 to 1740 as the town clerk of Norwalk. He was one of the purchasers of the land for the present town of Ridgefield, Connecticut from the Ramapoo Indians, as well as the town's clerk and surveyor. He also laid out the lots and roads of the present town of Bedford, New York.

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Preceded by
John Platt
Samuel Smith
Andrew Messenger
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1691–May 1692
With: James Olmsted
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Thomas Betts
Preceded by
Thomas Betts
Samuel Keeler
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1705–October 1705
With: Joseph Platt
Succeeded by
Thomas Betts
Samuel Hanford