The Reverend Samuel Stone 1602-1663
Samuel Stone was a 17th century Puritan Minister who, together with Thomas Hooker, established the American town of Hartford, Connecticut.
Samuel Stone was born on the 18th of July 1602, the third son of John and Sarah Stone (nee Rogers) of Hertford England.
In 1633, a ship named The Griffin made the journey across the seas with Samuel Stone on board and together with his friend Thomas Hooker, they arrived in Boston in September of 1633 and a few weeks later Stone became a Teacher of the Church. The following year he became a Freeman.
In 1636, Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone led their congregation from New Towne (now Cambridge, Mass) and formed a colony at the House of Hope.
They made peace with the local Indians and renamed the town they called Saukiog as Hartford.
Samuel Stone died on 20th July 1663 at the age of 61