Note: enant Cornelius Hull and Rebecca Jones Hull, was married about 1684 to Sarah Sanford, 1666 - 1744, daughter of Ezekiel Sanford and his wife Rebecca Wickla Sanford. He is the recognized founder of the quaint hamlet that bears his name "Hulls Farms", and was for many years Lieutenant of the Fairfield train band. His will is dated Jan. 21, 1735, over five years before his death. Ezekiel Sanford was and Englishman. By profession he was a civil engineer, and doubtless came to America in the employ of the English Government. The old stockade at Saybrook was planned by him and erected under his supervision. He subsequently settled in the town of Fairfield and built there, at his personal expense, the first grist mill erected in New England, receiving by way of reward for his enterprise the patent for an extensive tract of land. An interesting history of Hulls Farms by Cyrus Bradley, which is not the complete history, follows: "The story of Hulls Farms has never been told. Its history lies buried in many volumes in the ancient records of Fairfield. There between vellum, recorded in the fair handwriting of Colonial scholars, are the documents from which must be gathered all that we may know of its founders, its ancient families and its industries in other days. We see it today much as our fathers saw it before the revolution. Their mills and shops, their stores and taverns have passed away, but their old mansions, whose massive timbers framed together in the days of George II and George III, still stands in Colonial dignity beneath stately trees which their builders planted. Each one is full of memories, and we may walk through spacious rooms whose paneled walls echoed the martial tread of officers in the French and Indian War. We may seat ourselves on the window sills and throw back the folding panels from the windows where anxious faces watched the flames of burning villages in the revolution. Of the eight old houses which stand around the Hull's Farms squares, six are Colonial...........Three others standing in a row at the front of the long lots were built in the year 1763. Their builders, Cornelius Hull, Daniel Sherwood and Captain David Banks, were the heads of the most prominent families in Hull's Farms, and its history for a century and a quarter has centered within their walls. They were all built the same style, they have all been kept in good repair and until recently they all belonged to families which built them. (I am uncertain just when Cyrus Bradley wrote this, but I think it should be included) Cornelius II was the first settler to hit on farming. Judging by the fact that the locality took its name from his venture, his farming must have been most successful. "Cornelius Hull, Jr. and wife Sarah, were admitted to full communion, April 20,1701" from Fairfield Church records, 23-40. Greenfield Hill was made a parish in 1725 and Cornelius Hull's name heads the list of members. He was elected constable of Fairfield, which office he held four years. He died May 7, 1740. His will dated January 21, 1734/5. In it he speaks of his great age--he was 80. Still he lived on, attended by his faithful wife and loving children until May, 1740. His wife, Sarah died in 1753. The children of Lieutenant Cornelius and Sarah Sanford: George Hull, Bap. Aug, 26, 1686; d. Feb. 9,1769; m. Martha Gregory. Sarah S. Hull, Bap. Agu 26, 1686 Rebecca Hull, Bap. Aug. 26,1686; m.___Meeker. Nathaniel Hull, Bap. Apr. 7, 1695; d. July 16, 1749; m. 1716 Elizabeth Burr. Ebenezer Hull, bap. Jan. 20, 1697; m. Martha________ Elizabeth Hull, bap. Oct. 15, 1699; m.1721 Stephen Burr. Martha Hull, bap. July 15, 1701; m. Daniel Sherwood John Hull, bap. Sept. 15, 1706; d.1741; m. Abigail_______ Eleanor Hull, bap. Sept 1706;m._____Phinney (or Ferry) Cornelius Hull, bap. Mar 14, 1710; d. Dec. 26, 1788; m. 1731 Abigail Rumsey.
Note: !Lieutenant Cornelius Hull, 1654 - 1740, of Hulls Farms, Fairfield, Connecticut, son of Lieut
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