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 John Gager

John Gager

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Death 10 Dec 1703 (aged 83)
Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 15147400 · View Source
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He was the son and only child known to have survived of William Gager and Hannah Mayhew. He was born in Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England and passed away in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth Gore in 1645.

He was only 10 years of age when his father died, and he probably lived with the Winthrop family. When John was only 17 years of age, he left the Massachusetts Bay area for the settlement of Connecticut with John Winthrop Jr., who had been instructed to plant a colony and build a fort at the mouth of the Connecticut River (Saybrook) because of the threat of indian uprising.

John Gager was a participant in the war with the Pequots, and for this he was awarded a land grant from the town of New London, of 200 acres east of the river. It was near the straits which is now part of Ledyard. John Gager moved there about the year 1650, and his first six children were born there.

John Gager and his family later joined in the settlement of Norwich, Connecticut. His house lot in the new town bears the date of the oldest surveys November 1659. IN the year 1674 and 1688, he was a constable in Norwich.


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  • Created by: KRW
  • Added: 4 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15147400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gager (25 May 1620–10 Dec 1703), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15147400, citing Founders Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .