The HURLBUT Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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THE HURLBUT FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 425-428

This page last updated: 30 Jun 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

Lieutenant Thomas HURLBUT was born in England about 1615; immigrated to New England; was lieutenant of the first company that garrisoned the fort of Saybrook, Connecticut in 1639; was a member of the Assembly in Connecticut in 1640; was wounded in the Pequot War; was one of the first settlers in Weathersfield; was voted a tract of land in 1671 for his services in the Pequot War; died in Weathersfield c. 1672.  Married [blank]  They had (among others):

Samuel HURLBUT 2 (Thomas 1) was supposed to have been born in Saybrook about 1640; married [blank]; died in Weathersfield.  They had (among others):

Stephen HURLBUT 3 (Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born about 1670; married [blank].  They had (among others):

John HURLBUT 4 (Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Weathersfield about 1700; removed to Groton, Connecticut; married [blank] STODDARD; died in Groton.  They had (among others):

Deacon John HURLBUT 5 (John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1), known in history as the "Deacon," was born in Groton, Connecticut in 1730; married Abigail AVERY; removed with his family and animals and loose property for Wyoming [Valley, in Pennsylvania] in 1778, where (in Hanover) he had bought, the previous year, eight hundred acres of land; did not reach Hanover till 1779 on account of the Wyoming Massacre having taken place when he reached Lackawaxen; settled on the north side of the River Road north-east of the creek below the Red Tavern; the same year he was sent to represent the County of Westmoreland in the Connecticut Assembly; was also Assemblyman in 1780 and 1781; died in Hanover at the STEWART place in Buttonwood in March 1782; was buried on his own farm north-west of the house, near an orchard he had set out with his own hands.  They had:

Christopher HURLBUT 6 (John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Connecticut in 1757; came to Wyoming in 1770; was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to the end; was at Harlem, NY, White Plains, NY, through New Jersey to Pennsylvania, thence in New Jersey again, in the battles of Trenton and Princeton, was discharged at Chatham, NJ; resided in Hanover till 1797; married Elizabeth MANN; died in Arkport, NY in 1831.  They had:

John HURLBUT 6 (John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Connecticut in 1760; came to Hanover with his father's family in 1779; left Hanover in 1797; resided in Palmyra, NY; married Hannah MILLET; died in Palmyra.  They had:

Naphtali HURLBUT 6 (John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Connecticut in 1767; came to Hanover with his father's family in 1779; lived in the old homestead until 1803; was sheriff of the county; lived in Wilkes-Barre; in Exeter; removed to New York; Married Olive SMITH; died in New York.  They had:

John HURLBUT 7 (Christopher, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Hanover in 1784; removed with his father to Pittston, PA in 1797; then to Arkport, NY; married Priscilla SHARPE; died in 1831 in Arkport.  They had:

James HURLBUT 7 (Christopher, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Hanover in 1787; removed with the family to Pittston, PA in 1797; then to Arkport, NY; married Mrs. Susan DORRANCE; died in New York in 1863.  They had:

Christopher HURLBUT 7 (Christopher, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Hanover in 1794; taken with the family to Pittston, PA in 1797, then to Arkport, NY; married Ellen TIFFANY; died in Arkport in 1875.  They had:

Avery HURLBUT 7 (Naphtali, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Stephen, 3 Samuel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wilkes-Barre in 1805; lived and died there; married Susan QUICK.  They had:


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