12 Timothy Tuttle, born 1682, probably in New Haven, removed with his father's family when about three years of age to
in early life he explored the country to the westward of Wallingford and selected land for a farm which he cleared with his own
hands, and on it prepared a home for his family, working through the week as it was too far to go home every night and returning
only on Saturdays, guided by a line of blazed trees he had marked through the woods. The spot is about a mile east of the central
part of the village of Cheshire. In 1715 it is referred to in the division of Wallingford into school districts, the west
division, to extend "as far as west of the river, as high as Timothy Tuttle's and Timothy Beach's. Here he afterwards
erected the first frame house in the town of Cheshire (according to the family tradition) but Joseph P. Beach has doubts about
this house being the first and accords that honor to the
Hitchcock house in another part of the town; "the Tuttle
house may have been the second;" It was a good specimen of the Connecticut farm house in the olden time;
under its roof were born children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren of the builder; it was standing until a few years since, when it was burned by an incendiary,
being at the time unoccupied.
In 1723 the West Wallingford District was made a society and at the first meeting (Sept. 16, 1723) Timothy Tuttle was
voted Moderator for the ensuing year. His name is the first name on the records of the town.
November 4, 1723; Caleb Williams, Timothy Tuttle, Joshua Hotchkiss, Nathaniel Bunnell, and Thomas Corry were voted a
committee to manage the work of the meeting house. Dec. 1723; Timothy Tuttle, Joseph Thompson, and Thomas Mathews, the
committee to seat the meeting house.
Sept. 1, 1724, the same committee to "dignify the meeting
house;" the same year he was one of a
of three to manage school affairs. November, 1724, he was one of the committee
of three to manage affairs of Ordination (Rev. Samuel Hall was ordained the first pastor of the church in Cheshire,
The same year Timothy Tuttle appointed collector of the four penny rate.
In December, 1725, on a committee of three to manage society affairs for ensuing year.
Dec. 20, 1726 "Sergeant Tuttle" on committee of three to run boundary lines between the east and west societies (Wallingford