1Ralph D. Smyth, Joseph Hand of East Guilford (Now Madison), Conn., and His Descendants, NEHGR Vol. 55, p. 31 (1901).
"1. JOSEPH HAND,1 son of John Hand of East Hampton, Long Island, settled in the eastern part of the town of Guilford after 1660, and married Jane, daughter of benjamin Wright, in 1664. She died December, 1724. He died January, 1724. He had four brothers: Shamgar, who settled in Cape May, N. J.; Benjamin and John, Stephen of East Hampton. Joseph Hand seems to have been regarded as one of the substantial men of the town, and served on committees to run boundaries and lay out allotments of land to planters. He headed a petition to the General Court, in 1697, that East Guilford might be made a separate ecclesiatical parish. In 1720, he was sent to the General Court as a representative. On Oct. 27, 1671, Benjamin Wright gave his land at Hammonassett in the east end of Guilford to Joseph Hand and wife for life, and afterwards to their children, and on Dec. 12, 1671, Joseph Hand bought from Richard Hubball all his land in the same quarter.
The children of Joseph and Jane (Wright) Hand were:
i. SARAH,2 b. March 2, 1664-5; d. Aug. 1, 1751.
ii. JANE, b. Sept. 19, 1668; d. Dec. 13. 1683.
2. iii. JOSEPH, b. April 2, 1671; d. about 1699.
3. iv. BENJAMIN, b. Feb. 8, 1672-3; d. August 1744.
4. v. STEPHEN, b. Feb. 8, 1674-5; d. Aug. 14, 1755.
vi. ELIZABETH, b. March 12, 1676-7; m. April 5, 1705, Benjamin Wright of Killingworth, her cousin.
vii. SILENCE, b. March, 1678-9; m. 1st, Ephraim Wilcox of Middletown, Oct. 23, 1698, who d. Jan. 4, 1711; m. 2d John Warner of Saybrook.
viii. ANN, b. July 10, 1683; m. Jonathan Wright of Wethersfield.
ix. JANE, b. April 25, 1686; d. Oct. 27, 1747; m. Cornelius Dowd of Guilford, Feb. 4, 1707. He d. Aug. 14, 1727.".
1Donald Lines Jacobus, Middletown (Conn.) Vital Records. The American Genealogist Vol. 12, p. 155 (1935).
"Wilcok, Ephraim married
hands, Silence 23 Aug. 1698
Wilcok, Ester da. Ephraim & silence b. 31 Oct. 16[ ]
Janna s. Ephraim & silence b. 20 Sept. 17[ ]
Thankfull da. Ephraim & silence b. 16 Sep. 17 [ ]
Mary da. Ephraim & silence b. 12 Dec. [ ]
Jane da. Ephraim & silence b, 4 Jan. [ ]
Ephraim s. Ephraim & silence b. [ ] June [ ]
John s. Ephraim & silence b. 8 Aug. [ ]
Wilcok, Ephraim senr aboue named d. 4 Jan. [ ].".