Details: Thomas Barnes arrived on the ship William and John with 101 passengers that landed in Boston.
Details: Became a proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut – He was only 13 years old. Could this be his father?
Details: Was a soldier in the Pequot Battle of 1637
Land Rec: 1639
Details: Thomas Barnes received 6 acres in Hartford from the Colony for his service in the battle.
Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Details: Signed the Connecticut colony constitution. He was too young to sign the original colony constitution of 1639. But, his name appears as a signer, in July, 1644, to the revised and enlarged constitution.
Note: He is often called “Thomas of New Haven” to distinguish him from other Thomas Barnes’ of the era.
Place: Farmington, Connecticut
Details: Settled with the first party. Farmington at this early period included the territory of Southington, New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, and Avon of the present day. He resided in Farmington until his death.
1st Marriage: to Mary Andrews
Birth of Daughter: Mercy Barnes
Birth of Daughter: Martha Barnes
Birth of Daughter: 28 MAY 1650
Name: Elizabeth Barnes
Details: Sergeant of Farmington Train Band
Birth of Son: 01 JUN 1651
Name: John Barnes
Birth of Son: 26 AUG 1653
Name: Thomas Barnes
Birth of Daughter: 11 JAN 1656
Name: Abigail Barnes
Birth of Son: 29 AUG 1659
Name: Daniel Barnes
Birth of Son: 25 JAN 1663
Name: Mabee Barnes
2nd Marriage: to Elizabeth ?
Land Rec: 1671
Details: Received 50 acres in Farmington for his service in the Pequot War