Connecticut

Ancient and Modern Towns of Fairfield County Connecticut [click on the maps for a higher resolution picture].  The maps below show the location of town and parish church boundaries in Fairfield County in 1813 and 2021.  To help understand the shifting boundary lines and name changes some history of each town, as it is known today, has been included.
Bethel: once a part of Danbury, Bethel was established in 1855.

Bridgeport: was established in 1821. Located in the western section of the original Stratford Colony on the Fairfield Colony boundary line.  Bridgeport was an expansion of the small town or parish of Stratfield which lay less then a mile west of the port.  Stratfield was the home of Richard Hubball, our immigrant ancestor.

Brookfield: Established in 1788 and constituted out of the towns of Danbury and Newtown in Fairfield County and part of Litchfield County.

Danbury: Established in 1687 out of the Connecticut wilderness.

Easton: Originally known as North Fairfield and part of Weston, it was formed in 1845.

Fairfield: One of the original Colonies of Connecticut founded in 1639.  In 1666 all of the towns and parishes outlined in green were incorporated into Fairfield County.

Kent: part of what became Litchfield County, it was formed out of the Connecticut wilderness in 1739.

Monroe: Established in 1823 out of the northern part of Huntington (now called Shelton).

New Canaan: Formed in 1801 out of the northern portions of Norwalk and Stamford.

New Fairfield: Established in 1740 out of the Connecticut wilderness.

Newtown:  Established in 1711 out of the Connecticut wilderness.

Norwalk: One of the original Colonies of Connecticut, it was founded in 1651

Redding or Reading: Established in 1767.

Ridgefield: Constituted in 1709 out of the Connecticut wilderness.

Huntington: Established in 1789 out of Stratford. Name changed to Shelton in 1919. The area called Ripton is now part of Shelton.

Sherman: Constituted out of New Fairfield in 1802.

Stamford: One of the original Colonies of Connecticut, it was formed in 1641

Stratford: One of the original Colonies of Connecticut, it was formed in 1639.  At one point Stratford had extended its original boundaries to include the towns of Trumbull, and Huntington.

Unity/North Stratford/Trumbull: The residents of North Stratford around Nickol’s Farm were granted a parish charter in 1725 and was named Unity. In 1744 Unity merged with the Long Hill parish (just to the northwest of Unity) to become the Society of North Stratford.  The parish was granted full town rights in 1797 and was renamed Trumbull.

Weston: Established in 1787 out of Fairfield.

Wilton: Established in 1802 out of Norwalk.


Documents Establishing the Parish of Stratfield: 1690-1694:  Originally called the Pequannock or East Farms, the Parish name was changed in 1694 to Fairfield Village.  Later, in 1701, it was again changed to Stratfield Society.  The documents below are located in the Connecticut State Library in Hartford.

Document 105a: dated 2 May 1690: Request from inhabitants of the Pequannock to the Hartford General Assembly to establish their own Society separate from Fairfield and Stratford Colonies.–signed by Richard Hubbell, the Immigrant (ME#1) and two of his sons, Richard Jr (ME#3) and Samuel Sr (ME#5).

**It took about four years for the General Assembly to grant the inhabitants of the Pequannock Society privileges largely due to Fairfield Colony’s unwillingness to give up the tax base of the East Farms.  Below are some of the documents submitted by the Pequannock landowners in support of their initial request.

Document 106: undated:  signed by Richard (ME#1), Samuel Sr? or Jr? either (ME#5 or #10).

Document 112: 14 April 1691: signed by Richard Hubbell (ME#1).

Document 113: 14 April 1691: signed by Richard Hubbell (ME#1).

Document 115: 8 May 1691: signed by Richard Sr (ME#1), Richard Jr (ME#3) and Samuel Sr (ME#5).

Document 117: 6 May 1691: signed by Richard Sr (ME#1) and Richard Jr (ME#3).

Document 118: 11 May 1691: signed by Richard Sr (ME#1).

Document 122a: 30 Sept 1691: signed by Samuel Sr (ME#5).

Document 129: 10 May 1694: signed by Richard Jr (ME#3).

Document 211 a&b: 30 April 1711: signed by Samuel Hubbell (ME#5).


Stratfield Parish Record: Volume 2

The following are the records of the second volume of the Stratfield Parish Record Book.  The first volume, badly worn and possibly unbound, apparently does not exist anymore.  Near the end of the second volume (see Book 14) is the following entry: “Extracts from the loose leaves of the badly worn 1st volume of the Stratfield Society’s Records made May 1866 by Wm Rufus Burrnell?, clerk of the First Congregational or Stratfield Church now called the First Congregational Church in Bridgeport.”  Multiple transcriptions from the first volume were entered into the second volume starting with four entries dated 1693/4 to 1706/7.  It is unclear how much of the first volume was transcribed.  Volume 3 was not recorded.

The books below are high resolution pdfs of volume two containing about 10 pages each and require about 1-2 minutes to open.  They are arranged as they appear in the original volume.

Book 1:     Book 2:     Book 3:     Book 4:     Book 5:     Book 6:

Book 7:     Book 8:     Book 9:     Book 10:     Book 11:     Book 12:

Book 13:     Book 14:     Book 15:     Book 16:     Book 17:

 

Picture of Richard Hubbell’s (ME#3) silver tankard donated to the Stratfield Congregational Church in his will dated 1738 along with the two surviving volumes of the Stratfield Parish Record Books.  Photo taken at family reunion in 2022.

 


Stratford Colony Land Records-Index 1731-1759 (Hubbells only): Stratford and Fairfield Colonies were administratively merged into the County of Fairfield in 1666.  Because the Stratfield Parish Society was constituted from the eastern portion of Fairfield Colony and the western portion of Stratford Colony, many of Richard the Immigrants descendants lived in Stratford.  The earliest entry for a Hubbell, located in Volume 1, is for John Hubbell (ME#2) selling 6 acres of land in April 1731.  Proprietor Meetings were held to distribute Colony lands in the northern, unsettled parts of the Colony to individuals.

Original material located in the town clerks office in Stratford, CT.  

Vol 1: Grantee and Grantor Deed Index.

Vol 1: Proprietor’s Meeting 1734/5.  Held in March 1734/5 and reaffirmed in April 1735.  Lt Richard Hubbell of Ripton (ME#3), James, David (ME#32), John and possibly Samuel.

Vol 4: Grantee and Grantor Deed Index.  Contains one deed of Samuel (ME#5) purchasing land in 1706/7 but not recorded until 1729.

Vol 4: Proprietor’s Meeting 1729.  Lt Richard Hubbell of Ripton (ME#3), David (ME#32) and John.

Vol 4: Proprietor’s Meeting 1732.  Lt Richard Hubbell of Ripton (ME#3), David (ME#32) and John.

Vol 5: This volume contains some genealogical information about Hubbells.


Church Records:

*Church of Christ in Unity and North Stratford Records Renamed Trumbull in 1797.  Records from 1731 to 1808

 

Grace Church P.E. at Long Hill (part of Trumbull according to church records in the 19th century but now part of Shelton): The cemetery is located in modern day Shelton;  records start 1829.  Lewis (ME1472 or 690: some confusion with this family), Mary Jane, Rebecca, Harriet.

 

*Norfield Church (Weston) Records: The church (parish) was established in 1757, Weston was established in 1787 out of Fairfield.

Volume 1: Hannah Drew (ME534), Isaac (ME534), Elen Downs (ME1378), Eliza (ME1379), Jane (ME1380), Ebenezer (ME170), Mary.

Volume 2&3: Isaac, Hannah, Elen Downs, Elizabeth, Ebenezer, Mary, Hubbel Ewell.

 

*North Fairfield Church Records: The church (parish) was established in 1762 from a portion of the Stratford and Fairfield Colonies and was originally a part of Weston. In 1845 North Fairfield split off from Weston and become Easton.

Volume 1: Abijah (ME91), Timothy (ME89), Seth (ME303), Nathaniel (ME438), Stephen (ME437), Orange, Charles, Mrs. Patison H Hubbell.

Volume 2: Abiah?, Abigal (ME439), Mary (ME305), Isaac, Cate (ME747), Rhoda (ME1167), O. Hubbell, Laura O Hubbell, Lillian Hubbell Parrack, Zachariah (ME315), Henry S.

 

New London, CT Church Records: A Mr. Hubbell and wife had their daughter, Elizabeth, baptized at the First Church of Christ on 19 Jan 1694.  This is ME#9 Ebenezer Hubbell


Military Information:

Rolls and Lists of CT men in the Revolution:  19 “Hubbells”

 


General Connecticut Source Material:

Connecticut Towns-A list of every town in Connecticut with links to original source material (church records, Probate, cemeteries etc).

Connecticut Towns of Fairfield County only-location of source material (a subset of the above)

A list of stories published in the Annual:  Visit the Publications / Annual tab to read.

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-list of Congregational Churches that have reported the loss of their records of baptisms and marriages prior to 1800.

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 1:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 2:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 3:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 4:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 5:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 6:

Early Connecticut Marriages by Fredrick Bailey-Book 7:


Misc Sources:

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol 38 (CT Hubbells only): New Fairfield (Sherman), CT Marriages: Ephraim, Hepsibah, Shadrack, William Gaylord, Amos, Abigail, Amanda, Polly and Urana Hubbell.

The Illustrated Gazetteer and Business Book of Connecticut for 1857-1858: contains 35 individual Hubbells or Hubbell operated companies listed by occupation and location.

History of Danbury, Connecticut 1684-1896 by James Bailey-1896: Luman L. Hubbell (ME#984?); Capt. Samuel Hubbell; Noah Hubbell; Rev James W. Hubbell; Hubbell Wildman.

History of the Towns of New Milford by Orcutt 1702 to 1883: Numerous Hubbells.

Fairfield, Connecticut-historical papers: with lots of Hubbles-CT-1700s

Marriages in the North Society of New Fairfield CT-a number of Hubbells

Public Records of the State of Connecticut-May 1793 to Oct 1796:  Amos, Gideon, Jedediah, Moses

Connecticut Historical Society Vol 11-Law Papers-1741 to 1750:  Thaddeus Hubble (ME#158); Ebenezer Huble (ME#85) 1744 CT Army

 


Connecticut State Library in Hartford, CT: county and Superior court records from Fairfield county-a small sampling of court documents from the 1700s.

* David Hubbell: loan, John Mill Smith-1746 /1747

* David Hubbel: loan from Jesse Bradley (front page only)-1801

* Elizear Hubble vs John Huff: (front page only)- Aug 1744

*Epharaim Hubbell: Justus of the Peace-Nathaniel Hollester, New Fairfield-1747

*Epharaim Hubble and others beat up another person-New Fairfield-Dec 1748

* Ezra Hubbell vs James Weed Jr: (front page only)-1753

* Ezra Hubbel vs Joseph Lewis Jr: (front page only)-1753

* Hubble and Fairweather vs James Dunlap (front page only)-1735

* Hubbel and Andrus vs Jesse Bradley (front page only)-1801

* Jehiel Hubble vs Nathaniel Peck-1747

* Jeheil Hubbel of Greenwich vs Andris Truby-1750

* Peter Hubbel and Charles Duncomb vs Joseph Hayes-part 1-1747

* Peter Hubboll and Charles Duncomb vs Joseph Hayes-part 2-1747

* Peter Hubble vs Charles Duncomb (front page only)-1749

* Phenisus Hubble vs Robert Silleman-1751

* Richard Huble to serve on grand jury-1723

* Richard Hubbell vs Robert Silliman-1726

* Richard Hubbel vs Nath Sillman-1731

* Richard Hubble and Peter Hubbel; (front page only)-1735-1737

* Richard Hubble vs Hor Odell; (front page only)-1740

* Richard Hubble vs Samuel Odel-1747

* Richard Hubbell vs Samuel Clark of New Haven-1749

* Richard Hubbel vs William Burr; a summons for Jedediah Mills to appear in court-1749

* Richard Hubble vs William Burr: (front page only)-1751

* Samuel Hubbell of Kent vs James Smedly-1749-1750

* Zachariah Hubble-court papers-1736-1749

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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