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1st: Frances Bushnell
2nd: Mrs. Katherine Wilton
Source: Hosmer, James B. Genealogy of the Hosmer Family.Hartford: Steam Pressof Elihu Geer, 1861
THOMAS HOSMER, son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer of Hawhhurst, County of
Kent, England, settled in Newtown, now Cambridge,Mass., as early as 1632, and
was admitted freeman in 1635. He removed to Hartford, Conn., in June, 1636. He
was one of the original settlers of Hartford, and in the first record of Town
proprietors of land, January 14th, 1639, there is set to him 60acres. His
first wife, Frances, died February 15th, 1675, aged 73years. He married for his
second wife Mrs. Katherine Wilton, (now spelt Wilson) widow of Lieut.David
Wilton of Northampton, formerly of Windsor. The record of the minister of
Windsor at that time, is as follows: May 6th, '79, Goodman Osmer of Hartford,
and the widow Wilton, that had been wife to David Wilton, were to be married at
Hartford. Mr. Hosmer died at Northampton and was buried there; his tombstone has
this inscription upon it:--THOMAS HOSMER, AGED83 YEARS. HE DYED APRIL 12.1687.
Mr. Hosmer's daughter, Clemence, married Dea. Jonathan Hunt of Northampton.
Graves of the Hunt family are on each side of his. FIRST GENERATION.
THOMAS HOSMER, born December 1603, died April 12th, 1687. FRANCES,
his wife, born 1602, died February 15th, 1675. CHILDREN.
Stephen, b. 1645, d. Nov. 4th,1693. Clemence mar. Dea. Jonathan Hunt of
Northampton, Mass.; died in1698. Hannah mar. first Josiah Willard, March
20th, 1657; second Mr. Maltby; died July 1674. Hester mar. Rev.
Thos. Buckingham of Saybrook, Sept. 20th, 1666.
Source: Early Families of Hartford
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