Eliot, John, 1667 - 1719

John Eliot (Harvard 1685) was the son of John Eliot (1636-1668) and Elizabeth Gookin.  His grandfathers were two important figure in early New England Native affairs, John Eliot, the missionary to the Indians and Major General Daniel Gookin. Eliot was a lawyer, schoolteacher and statesman.  He represented the Town of Guilford to the Connecticut General Assembly (1696-97) and later was a deputy from Windsor, Connecticut as well as a justice of the peace for Hartford County.  In September 1717, as agent for Windsor, he represented the town of Windsor before a commission on Indian titles that recommended forming a township whose settlers would be chosen by Eliot and other proprietors.  William H. Eliot, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians, 1598-1905 (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1905), 20, 22, 37-39.

April 28, 1667
March 25, 1719