While researching the ancestry of General Caleb Hyde, reportedly born in
West Farms, Conn. per Weygant, I discovered the following.
From Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 (Ancestry.com
Franklin Congregational Church (formerly Second Church in Norwich),
1718-1932, published by Connecticut State Library, 1962
The first pages indicate that the church is in Franklin, Connecticut,
noting "Franklin Society was established 1716 as West Farms Society in
Norwich by division of the First Society and sometimes called Norwich
West Society. The part of Norwich including this society was
incorporated May 1786 as Franklin."
Caleb Hyde is recorded on. p. 74 of that volume as being baptized in the
church on 5 Aug 1739 (six days after his birth in "West Farms").
Next, Hyde Genealogy, by Reuben H. Walworth, published 1864, p. 15 says:
Elijah Hyde, born at Lebanon, Conn., 1705, the fourth son of Samuel Hyde
and Elizabeth Calkins . . . . He married 12 Nov, 1730, Ruth Tracy, b. 13
Sept., 1711, at Norwich, the youngest daughter of John Tracy the second
and Elizabeth Leffingwell of Norwich. They settled at Norwich West
Farms, now Franklin, where they resided until 1742 . . . .
So, West Farms is now in Franklin, New London County, Connecticut. This
is confirmed by the church's web page at
and the history that is
linked at the bottom of that page. The address of the church is 31
Meeting House Hill Rd, North Franklin, CT 06254. Towns in Connecticut
are similar to townships in some other states. If you visit
, you will see the outline of the town, which includes North Franklin
and Meeting House Hill Road (which is about the middle of Franklin).