Thomas Spencer (settler)

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Sergeant Thomas Spencer (March 29, 1607 – September 11, 1687) was a notable early settler of Hartford, Connecticut.

Sergeant military rank

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Hartford, Connecticut capital of Connecticut

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Connecticut state of the United States of America

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He was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England to Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread. [1] He was a freeman in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634, and moved to Hartford in 1637. [2] He served in the Pequot War and was a 'sergeant of the trainband' in 1650. [3] His name appears on the Founders Monument as a Founder of Hartford. He eventually accumulated a substantial amount of property in Hartford. [4]

Cambridge, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Pequot War war

The Pequot War was an armed conflict that took place between 1636 and 1638 in New England between the Pequot tribe and an alliance of the colonists of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies and their allies from the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes. The war concluded with the decisive defeat of the Pequots. At the end, about 700 Pequots had been killed or taken into captivity. Hundreds of prisoners were sold into slavery to the West Indies; other survivors were dispersed as captives to the victorious tribes.

History of Hartford, Connecticut

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He married Anne Dorryfall in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634, but after her death, Thomas remarried in Hartford, to Sarah Bearding on September 11, 1645.

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  2. "The Founders of Hartford". Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.
  3. "The Founders of Hartford". Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.