History – Hotchkiss Family Beginnings


Samuel Hotchkiss (son of John Hotchkiss and Margaret Nevett) was born About 1622 in Doddington Parrish of Whitechurch, Shropshire, Essex, England, and died December 28, 1663 in New Haven, He married Eliazabeth Cleverly  on September 7, 1642 in New Haven, New Haven

Samuel, at 41 years of age, emigrated to the American Colony about 1638. Was living at New Haven CT by 03-02-1648.  He was one of the original founders of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638. According to Virkus, he came over with the Davenport Colony that came on the “Hector” in June 1637