HILDRUP,Thomas, a native of England, came to America and settled at Hartford, Conn., in 1766, where he learned the trade of a jeweler, and carried on that business there during the remainder of his active life. He was an influential citizen of the place, and was appointed and served as postmaster of Hartford for several years. He had five sons: John, Joslin, Thomas, William and Jesse, and two daughters. Jesse Hildrup spent his life as a tanner and shoemaker in Middletown, and a farmer in Danbury, Conn., and died in Belvidere, Ill. His wife was Sophia Turner, of Middlefield, and their children were: William T., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume; Mary, who married Rev. S.C. Howe, a Methodist clergyman; Jesse, a lawyer of Chicago, Ill.; Martha and John, a machinist in the car works at Harrisburg.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Date of Transcription: 13 Nov 2000