from "Families of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut", by Henry R. Stiles:
Rev John [Bulkeley] b. 1679, grad. H[arvard] C[ollege] 1699; m. Patience (dau. John & Sarah) Prentice, of New Lond., stud. theol., became pastor at Colchester, Ct., 20 Dec, 1703, where he ministered until his dth. in June, 1731; held high rank among the clergy of his day. Pres. Chauncey, of H. C., certainly a competent critic, after a full estimate of the character and abilities of Rev. John's father (Dr. Gershom) and his gd-father, (Rev. Dr. Peter), hesitates not to say, "but, by all that I have been able to collect, the Colchester Bulkeley surpassed his predeccessors in the strength of his intellectual powers;" and he classes him among the three most eminent for strength of genius and powers of mind, that New Eng. had then produced - the others being the Rev. Jeremiah Dummer, and Mr. Thomas Walter. He was "a famous casuist and sage counsellor."
Mr. Bulkeley married, in 1701, Patience, daughter of John and Sarah Prentice. Children:
1. Sarah, [link below]
2. Daughter, born and died May 6, 1704.
3. John, [link below]
4. Dorothy, born February 28, 1706.
5. Gershom, [link below]
6. Charles, [link below]
7. Peter, [link below]
8. Patience, [link below]
9. Oliver, born July 29, 1717; died January I, 1779.
10. Lucy, [link below]
11. Irene (twin), born February 10, 1722; died February 20, 1722.
12. Joseph (twin), born February 10, 1722; died February 25, 1722.
Tabel Top Inscription --- First Minister of the First Church of Colchester. Son of Rev. Gershom & Sarah Chauncey of Wethersfield and grandson of Rev. Peter Bulkeley and Grace Chetwood of Concord Ma formerly of Bedfordshire, England - died age 52
Patience Prentice Bulkeley