Descendants of Richard
Platt of Ware, Herts., England, and Milford, CT;
or of Thomas
Platt of Burlington, NJ.
Other Platt lines
are also represented in our membership.
the Association //
a Member // 2012
Research - On the Web //
Research - Off Line Resources
- Roll of Honor
The Platt Family Association was organized in Milford, Connecticut in 1981 to gather and preserve family history information regarding the Descendants of Richard Platt, born at Ware, Herts., England, and coming to Milford, CT in 1639.
Thomas Platt lived in Burlington, NJ by 1712 and was once conjectured to have been a descendant of Richard Platt
of Milford, CT. Recent DNA testing on known descendants of both shows no connection.
The Association holds its annual meeting in July, generally in Milford, CT.
31st ANNUAL REUNION COMING UP!
We will again meet in a joint reunion with the Botsford Family Historical Association the weekend of 20-21 July. This has been a good arrangement for both of our associations because of declining attendance at both reunions in recent years. This way we
can share a meal and a program. In addition, some of us are members of both associations, so this is a way to attend two reunions in one. Last summer, the Platts actually outnumbered the Botsfords, although it was close.
The Botsfords have been in existence much longer as an association, having started annual get-togethers in 1905. We Platts started in 1982. The Botsfords own a homestead which they maintain as a family museum. There is a good-sized back yard where we pitch a large tent and have our meetings and luncheon there.
Plans for the reunion are still not finalized, but we have been discussing various possibilities. We may decide to have our lunch at a local restaurant instead of having a catered affair as in recent years. We are also discussing an extended bus trip through Milford, visiting sites related to each family and to Milford’s history. In particular,
we will visit the old Milford Cemetery, the Memorial Bridge, and possibly the Milford Historical Society and/or Lauralton Hall.
See the June Newsletter for final details.
Projects - Book Updates
Platt Genealogy 1963 by
Charles Platt, Jr.
President Richard N. "Dick"
Platt, Jr. works on this project as he is able. Dick, who is the
Town Historian of Milford, is also involved in civic
preservation efforts. Publication date is not estimated at this
time. If you have information on your descent from Richard1,
please contact him. Richard's email
address is: r(dot) platt(-at-)snet(dot)net.
Thomas Platt of Burlington, New Jersey, and His
Descendants, by Charles Platt, Jr. (1967).
Bruce is working on this project with research and editorial
assistance of Lorie Norton , and hoping to complete it within
the next two years. If you are descended from Thomas,
please email her. Shari's email address:
site is always "under construction", so please check back
If you have Platt data or links you would like to submit
for this website, or have questions about the Association, feel free
to email me at
material included this webpage and subsidiary webpages (c)Platt
Family Association 1981-2012.
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