Abraham Doolittle

Abraham Doolittle, the progenitor of all who bear the name of Doolittle in this country, was baptized at Kidderminster, Worcestershire on August 20, 1620. He and his brother, John were in MA very early. John died childless at Salem, MA. Abraham was in New Haven Co., CT before 1641, and the owner of a house. In 1644, he took the freeman's oath, and was made the chief executive officer (or sheriff) of the county. He was chosen by the people of New Haven as one of the Committee to superintend the affairs of the new settlement, then (1669) just commenced at the village. The name of the village was changed to that of Wallingford, and was incorporated May 12, 1670, by an act of the general court, then sitting at Hartford. He was one of the first who settled in the place, and was there before its incorporation, some two or three years. He was a member of the vigilance committee in the imt of "King Philip's war." His dwelling was fortified during this time by a picket fort, against any attack which might be made by the Indians. He was several times chosen a deputy from New Haven, and afterwards from Wallingford, to the general court. He was several times elected townsman, or selectman, and appears to have been a very valuable and highly respected citizen. He died August 11, 1690, ae. 70 years. He left as estate of £342. His 1st wife dying, he married Abigail Moss, July 2 1663.

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