Looking for a marriage source in New Haven, Connecticut

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Joseph Plumb, son of John and Elizabeth (Norton) Plumb of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, married Thankful Gaylord, (b. 1704 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut), daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hickox) Gaylord:



To connect the couple, I need a usable source, not just circumstantial evidence.  So far, I've found sources all around this couple but just not for this particular couple.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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in Genealogy Help by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (55.8k points)
edited by Saundra Stewart

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Following is what I believe is satisfactory, though indirect, evidence that would allow you to connect Joseph and Thankful as husband and wife. Joseph Plumb died in Farmington between 22 September 1741 (date of will) and 9 June 1742 (date will proven in Hartford Probate Court.) His will names "Thankful Plumb, his wife, as executor of his estate.) In October 1743 Joseph Gaylord was appointed to sell certain of Joseph's real property. His minor children chose as their guardians (children's names followed by guardian): Lois - Samuel Gaylord; Amariah - Uncle Joseph Gaylord; Sibbel, Simeon, and Galaliel - Deacon David Gaylord. The surname of Uncle Joseph being Gaylord would indicates that the children's mother's last name at birth would have been Gaylord. The probate does not identify the date of marriage. Lois, the oldest child, was 13 on 8 November 1741 per papers filed in the probate, so marriage would have been no later than early February 1728. Source is: Manwaring, Charles William; A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, (Hartford, Conn.; R. S. Peck & Co.; 1904). Available through Internet Archive: (https://archive.org/details/digestofearlycon03manwHartford District, 1729-1750, Volume 3, pages 442 - 444.

by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
selected by Saundra Stewart

Post Script:

Discrepancy in death dates. Inscriptions on Tombstones in Milford, Conn., prior to 1800 recites, on page 48: "Here lyes ye body / of Mr Joseph Plum / who deceas'd nov ye 7th 1742." That can't be correct, since (see above) his probate was initiated in June 1742. A more likely date is found in The Lindgren/Tryon Genealogy (J. Ralph Lindgren, author) "...The tombstone has been found and is inscribed 'Joseph Plum died May 27, 1742, age 58 years.' "

That's exactly what I needed. . . a written connection between the Plumb's and Gaylords.  Thanks so much!  :)
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This ancestral file submission has the marriage to Thankful Gaylord taking place in 1727 at New Haven, Wallingford, Connecticut. Like all ancestral file submissions, this one should be verified for accuracy.

It shows apparent grandparents and at least some great grandparents.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Joseph Gaylord, s. Joseph, of Waterbury, m. Mary Hikcox, d Joseph, decd, of Waterbury, married Feb. 8, 1699 or 1700 " in Waterbury, Connecticut.<ref name="Barbour">Waterbury. Connecticut Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.</ref>

Jacobus' Families of Ancient New Haven lists this as 8 Feb 1699/1700.

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by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
That's a great source for old Connecticut.  I'm going to save it in my library.  Thank you very much!  :)

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