Rev. Thomas Hooker was born 9 July 1586 in Marfield, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Hooker (1553-bef1635) and Susanna Unknown (c1564-1631) and died 7 July 1647 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Susannah Garbrand (c1593-1676) .


First Founder of Hartford CT

Hartford Founder's Monument at Old Church Graveyard

He is listed as one of the first settlers on the Hartford Founders Monument. In 1633, the purtian preacher, Thomas Hooker (1586-1647) revolted against the authority of the English Church, and was forced to sail to America on the ship Griffin with many of his followers.

Finding that place to crowded they moved to the Connecticut River Valley, settling down north of the Dutch Territory in 1636. Here in 1638 they wrote the first constitution in America to create the new Colony of Connecticut (for which they retain their nickname as the Constitution State. Their central city is Hartford CT.

Marriage and Family


Offspring of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Susannah Garbrand (c1593-1676)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joanna Hooker (1622-1646)
Mary Hooker (c1622-1674) 1622 Esher, England, United Kingdom 4 February 1674 Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States Roger Newton (1610-1683)
John Hooker (c1618-)
Anne Hooker (c1625-1626)
Sarah Hooker (1628-1629)
Sarah Hooker (1635-1725) 1635 Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom 20 August 1725 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States John Wilson (1621-1648)
Samuel Hooker (1633-1697)
Thomas Hooker (1635-1697)
Alice Hooker (1637-1687)


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