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Israel Wyatt (John-2 Edward11) was born in March 1668, in Connecticut, probably in Farmington, Hartford County.He was the youngest son of John Wyatt and Mary Bronson; he never really knew his father, though, who died when Israel was only six months old.
He married SARAH-3 PRATT on 10 December 1690, probably in Hartford.Sarah, the daughter of John Pratt and Sarah Boosey, was born in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 20 June 1668.They had eight children:
Sarah b. 1693 m. Noah Wells
Israel b. 26 September 1696 d. young
Susanna b. 26 September 1696 m. James Newton
Israel b. 26 November 1700 d. 25 June 1712
Hannah b. 10 April 1703 m.
Dianah b. 27 January 1706/7 m.
Jerusiah b. 25 November 1711 d. 2 December 1711
Mary b. 19 November 1716 m.
He settled in Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, along with several other residents of the Wethersfield area, probably around 1693.He did not remain long, though.Around 1700, he moved south and was one of the early settlers of Colchester, New London County, Connecticut.
On 29 November 1703, he was granted an allotment, along with Samuel Allis, to build a saw mill and grist mill for use by the town:
" [A]tt a legall towen meeting held in colchester November the 29=1703 then it was voted and granted unto Iserall wiatt an alotment and unto Samuell allis an alotment with the Liberty of tow Strems to Bulde a grist mill and a Saw mill provided thay Bulde the mills forthwith and mayntayn them from tim to time for the towens yous and also thar is granted unto them 60 acres of Land to Ly to the grest mill But when thay lett the milles fall the strems shall Return to the towen agayn--thay are allso obliged to sell thar Bordes at 22 shilings pur thousand from tim to time and at all times for ever."
On 24 April 1704, he received twenty acres and another small lot for his personal use:
" At a town meeting held at Colchester aprell 24:1704 . . . granted unto Isreall Wiatt that lot lyinge on ye south side of Joshua Whelers for his home lott: further granted to Isreall wiatt aforesd his next Devision of land with twenty acers on ye account of ye mill grant of land betwene ye two east meadows--further granted unto isreall wiatt a parsell of meadow lyinge betweene James browns meadow & micaiell Tantors."
To that land he added "a piece of meadow" on 30 October 1704, and "all the land on the north side of the cart path" on 12 July 1705.
He was chosen a Lister on 31 December 1711; elected Selectman for one-year terms on 31 December 1712, 27 December 1720, 11 December 1721, 10 December 1722, 13 December 1725, and 11 December 1727.On 27 December 1714, he was chosen as a grand juryman and as a Seator (usher) in the town meeting house.In 1725 he was appointed to head a committee to build a causeway through a local "swomp;" and on 18 March 1726, he was chosen to be the town Moderator.
He also served in the local militia, and his course up through the ranks is charted in the town records.In 1704 he is listed simply as Israel Wyatt; but by 1711 he is called "Ensign," and by 1712 and for the rest of his life he is listed as "Lieutenant."
He died in Colchester in April 1729.His estate was inventoried on 2 May of that year, and contained the following:
" Imprimus his appril, Leather for breaches, three old Chests, bedstead & Cord, one coverled, ye old bedstead beds & furniture, trundle bedstead beding & bedline, a pare of Sheepsheers ye old gun, ye buchanear gun, Inkhorn knife & fork, hatchet old ax leather Rings & 2 Wedges, a Shod Shoovel one narrow ax, a steel trap Rope Irons, a narrow Chesel gouge small augre great augre, small tools Stock guns & a bench hook & a great all, ye newest horse Chains ye old pair of horse Chains, plow Chain timber chain yoak & Irons, Cart bands & boxes & [Clearey?] & pin, old [Cou?er] a hoe an old Spade, Grinding Stone Sithe & tackling two forks, great Iron kettle small kettle Skillet, Iron pot & [baile?] frying pan tramel, tongs & fire peale pair of Stiliards hetchet, Great brass kittle new brass kittle another, four great putor platers Eight plates 4 porrengers, four puter basons 2 puter pots 3 old platters, a beaker a bole two handle cup & old Salt celler, Warming pan a Skillet another Skillet, two Earthen platters hammer bridles & Sadle, Ring & Staple old Iron an old Cut-Lass, yoak of oxen 2 Cows 2 year old heifer, two year olds old mare & Calf, Sow & four piggs 2 Shoats, twelve Sheep at ten shillings per sheep, half bushel Great Chair, [fine?] old Chair, two old Great Chairs one new little Chair, old hogsheads & barrils & tubs, two old Wheels woooden ware."
On 30 October 1729, a separate inventory was taken of Israel's lands:
" Imprimus one homested with the buildings orchards and fences £250, A grist mill with all the privilidges thereunto belonging at a hundred and twenty pound and the 12 acres agasent to it at thirty six pounds all £156, seventeen acres of land joyning to samuel fullers land £59.10.00, two acres of medow lying by the long casway to [nonesuch?] £6.00.00, 65 acres and half of land lying betwene land of William Chamberlain and Noah Colemans at a £584.50.00, 86 acres of land Lying by mideltown line at a £572.00.00, a 100 acres of land Lying by pins swamp break at a £575.00.00."
According to the inventory, "the whole aprisement of the Land aforesaid amounts to £1003.00.00" -- a considerable amount at this time.The total value of the entire estate was £1121.05.07.On November 4, administration of the estate was granted to his widow Sarah and their son-in-law Noah Wells.
There is little mention of Sarah after her husband's death.She is listed as a member of the First Congregational Church of Colchester on 20 September 1732, and died on 10 July 1734, aged "about sixty."