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Rev. Thomas Hooker - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 45.887 W 072° 40.474
18T E 693300 N 4626274
Quick Description: The grave of the Rev. Thomas Hooker, the founder of the Colony of Connecticut and the City of Hartford, is located in the Ancient Burying Ground at 60 Gold St, Hartford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2019 4:36:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM10AHG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:

The grave of Rev. Thomas Hooker is marked by a brownstone colonial-era table stone tomb in the center of a group of table stone tombs in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground. The top of the table stone is inscribed.

IN MEMORY OF THE REV. THOMAS HOOKER
WHO IN 1636 WITH HIS ASSISTANT MR. STONE REMOVED
TO HARTFORD WITH ABOUT 100 PERSONS. WHERE HE
PLANTED YE FIRST CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT.
AN ELOQUENT, ABLE & FAITHFUL MINISTER OF CHRIST
HE DIED JULY 7TH 1647 AE LXI

Description:

Thomas Hooker was born on July 5, 1586 in Leicestershire, England. He was persecuted for his theological and social views and immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629.

He was a leader of universal Christian suffrage, a view that was out of favor in Puritan Massachusetts. He and Rev. Samuel Stone led a group of about 100 followers to the Connecticut River Valley and in 1636 founded the present day City of Hartford.

Hooker is considered to be the Father of Connecticut. He inspired the "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut", thought to be the world's first written democratic constitution that established a representative government.



Date of birth: 7/5/1586

Date of death: 7/5/1647

Area of notoriety: Historical Figure

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daylight Hours Spring to Fall - Closed on Sunday

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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