Early Suffield Families

The settling of The Town of Suffield as part of Massachusetts began in 1670. The first settlers were all land grantees, given land if they moved to Suffield and improved their land. Between 1670 and 1682, grants of 40 to 60 acres were typically given depending on family size and status. The 30 families identified here were all proprietors (original land grantees) of the Town of Suffield. Other proprietors do not appear on this list because they moved away after a short time or never showed up at all. In general, three generations of data provided criteria for identifying the 30 familes listed here. Suffield is recorded as Suffield, CT in this Suffield database even though it was Suffield, MA until 1749.

This is part of Art Sikes Jr's database of Suffield families that he has collected over the years. His intention is to publish this data and more on all of the Suffield Families up to the first Federal Census in 1790. The book title will be "Suffield Families, from Settlement to the First Federal Census, 1670-1790"

The data came from many sources, each family group has the sources for the data included in the Reference Numbers. Complete Reference List. There is also an every name index that will get you to the family that includes the name you are looking for.

I would invite comments, additions, and/or corrections to this data from anyone by email or snail mail. Contact Suffield Historical Society

Arthur Sikes Jr.
Suffield Historical Society
PO Box 893
Suffield, CT 06078-0893

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James Barlow Jan 2010
John Burbank Jun 2011
Samuel Bush Sep 2007
Isaac Cakebread Sep 2016
Daniel Canada Sep 2016
George Colton Jul 2009
Benjamin Cooley Jul 2009
Thomas Cooper Apr 2009
Zerubabel Filer (Fyler) Sep 2017
John Filley Sep 2017
Joseph Fuller Sep 2007
Simon Gowin Sep 2016
Launcelot Granger   Jun 2006
Timothy Hale May 2015
Walter Halladay Sep 2012
Hanchett Family Apr 2011
Harmon Family Sep 2006
Elizur Holyoke Apr 2009
John Huggins Aug 2015
Samuel Hugh Apr 2012
James King Apr 2008
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Samuel Kent May 2014
Edmund Marshall Aug 2015
Mighill Family Jan 2012
George Norton Jan 2011
Robert Old Sep 2010
Pease Family Sep 2016
John Pengilly Sep 2014
Joseph Pomeroy Sep 2008
William Prichard Apr 2010
John Pynchon Jan 2009
Thomas Remington Jan 2008
John Rising Sep 2009
Peter Roe Apr 2012
Joseph Seger Sep 2011
John Severance Jr. Feb 2017
Sheldon Family Jan 2015
Victory Sikes Apr 2007
Thomas Spencer Jul 2010
Quinton Stockwell Jul 2007
Taylor Families Feb 2016
Rowland Thomas Jul 2009
Trumble Family Sep 2013
Winchell Family May 2017
Richard Woodworth Aug 2015
John Younglove Jul 2012