About the Author: Barbara J. Mathews

“Barbara J. Matthews is a Certified Genealogist specializing in colonial Connecticut genealogy and the author of several books and articles.  She blogs at http://blog.demandinggenealogist.com/

The Welles Family and the Establishment of Newington

by Barbara J. Mathews, CGN Newington is a daughter town of Wethersfield. Like so many daughter towns, it was originally set out as additional farmlands for the inhabitants of Wethersfield then became a new parish and finally an independent town. The first lay-out of lands was for mile-wide a strip of land on the west […]

The First Church of Christ

by Henry von Wodtke Source       The English men and women who founded the Town of Wethersfield and this church were endeavoring, as they saw it, “to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.” These words come from the preamble to the Fundamental Orders adopted in 1639 by […]