Gov. Thomas Welles came to New England in 1635, settling in Hartford in 1636 and moving to Wethersfield in 1646. The Welles Family Association presents in Volume 2 the fifth-generation descendants of Gov. Thomas Welles and his first wife, Alice Tomes. The genealogy includes descendant... s in both the male and female lines. Part A covers those descended from Mary (Welles) Baldwin, Ann (Welles) (Thompson) Hawkins, and John Welles. The fifth generation fought in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. It included farmers, generals, judges, government leaders, college presidents, silversmiths, housewives, poets, ministers, deacons, and medical doctors. Family names include Baldwin, Bostwick, Chester, Curtis(s), Clarke, Hawkins, Judson, Lewis, Nichols, Shelton, Walker, Welles, and Wells. From Hartford, Wethersfield, Milford, Farmington, and Stratford, families spread to new towns in the Connecticut Hills, and to Massachusetts and upstate New York.