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Thomas Munson
Born 1612? Rattlesden, Suffolk Co., England
Died Mar 7, 1685 New Haven CT
Emigrated 1632? Boston MA
SPOUSES CHILDREN
Susan

m. England

b. 1609?
England
emigr. 1634
Boston MA
Joanna Mew

m. Dec 13,1638

b. 1611
England
d. Dec 13, 1678
Hartford CT
Elizabeth

b. Dec 7, 1642
New Haven CT
d. Dec 18, 1706
Stamford CT
Samuel

b. Aug 17, 1643
New Haven CT
d. Jan 10, 1693
New Haven CT
Hannah

b. Jun 11, 1648
Rowley, Essex Co., MA
d. Nov 30, 1695
Guilford CT
His first wife Susan emigrated after Thomas in 1634 aboard the Elizabeth at the age of 24.
As a resident of Hartford in 1637, Thomas was one of the 130 Connecticut men to see military service in the Pequot Indian War. For this service, he was allotted a house lot of two and a half acres on High Street.
In 1639 he quit the Hartford plantation and cast his lot with the new settlement at Quinnipac, later to be called New Haven. On Jun 4 1639, he was the sixth signer of the original agreement of the free planters of the new settlement.
Land Ownership Map of New Haven in 1641 from The Munson Record, 1892, shows the locations of the three different homes of Thomas Munson, on George Street in 1640, on Church Street from 1656 to 1662, and finally on Grove Street across from the Green, which was a stately home inhabited by several generations of Munsons.
Thomas was made Captain in 1676 and placed in charge of all the New Haven troops. For his service in King Philips War (1675/76) he was granted 26 acres of land in New Haven. He represented the town as Deputy to the General Court/Assembly from 1662-1679 and 1681-1682.
Daughter Hannah was the second wife of Nathan Bradley, the son of Danyall Broadley in 1694.
Thomas is buried next to his wife Joanna in the "Green". Their tombstones were later moved to the present Grove Street Cemetery, the same place where Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, is buried. Thomas' tombstone inscription reads: "Thomas Munson, Age 73; deceased. Time 7th of 3rd M 1685".
Sources:
Jacobus, D. L., Ancient Families of New Haven, p. 795-799.
The Munson Record, 1892, v. 1.
Tombstone, Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.