Thursday, March 22, 2012

Turnips anyone?

The map above is from the Haddam Historical Society
It shows on the left the plot of Daniel Cone "4A" along the banks of the Connecticut River. Four plots above his is listed Gaurand Spencer, his father-in-law.

Daniel was probably a farmer and one of the crops grown in Haddam was turnips. In A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, found through the New England Historical and Genealogical Society's website
I found the following;
Smith, Thomas, Haddam, died 2nd November 1674 Invt L46- Taken by Wm Clarke, Symon Smith, James X Wells. Will dated 22 September 1674.
I, Thomas Smith, of Haddam do make this my last Will & Testament: I give... my turnips equally betwist James Welles, Daniel Cone, Joseph Stennard and John Bailey. I give what Timothy Spence oweth me to Daniel Cone.
Vol. 1, Page 234.

I wonder if these heritage seeds have come down through one or more branches of the Cone Family.

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