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William Sheridan Todd of Ridgefield CT

William Sheridan Todd7, (David6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1840, died Feb. 19, 1893, in Ridgefield, Conn., married, May 6, 1873, Mary J. Conklin, who was born Oct. 6, 1841. She is now (1911) living with her eldest son in Greenwich, Conn. He attended the public schools in the various towns to which his father was called, he being a Methodist minister. When twenty years of age he entered Wesleyan University graduating in the class of ’64. He then took up teaching becoming the classical teacher in the Peter Parley School in Ridgefield, Conn. Later he decided to take up the practice of medicine. In order to do this he went to Essex, Conn., where he became principal of Hill’s Academy, where he could obtain the valued advice of a prominent physician in the town, teaching and studying at the same time. From there he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N. Y. After graduating, the young doctor started the practice of medicine in Ridgefield, Conn., but finding the fruits of his labor insufficient, he accepted a position as teacher in the then high classed preparatory school, High Ridge Institute in Ridgefield. He also continued to practice his profession as best he could. In 1876, he married Mary Jane Conklin, of Essex, Conn., an acquaintance made during his college days, having just previously given up the school work to devote all his time to his profession. He took an active interest in the affairs and welfare of the town, serving for a number of years on the school board; was one of...

Peninah Todd Pratt of Deep River CT

PRATT, Peninah Todd7, (Amos6, Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 16, 1830, in Homer, N. Y., died July 16, 1918, married Jan. 10, 1852, Milton Pratt. She lived in Deep River, Conn. Children: I. Augusta C., b. May 10, 1855, m. May 22, 1879, George Marion; they had issue: Charles H., who m. and had Virginia, and lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. II. Emma E., b. Aug. 5, 1858, m. Jan. 3, 1884, Joseph Pratt and had issue: Walter Todd, who m. and and had a daughter and lived in Waterbury, Conn. III. Howard, b. Dec. 28, 1864, d. March 14. 1865. IV. Arthur M., b. Feb. 17, 1868, m. April 23, 1893, Mary A., daughter of John Mather and Martha (Gordon) Chadwick, who was born in Lyme, Conn., Sept. 9, 1868; they had issue: (1) Mildred A., b. April 11, 1895; (2) Anna E., b. July 27, 1898; (3) Esther C., b. July 31, 1900. In 1919, Mr. Pratt was living in Deep River, Conn., where he was a practicing...

Leonard Enos Todd of Oakville CT

Leonard Enos Todd9, (Dwight E.8, Leonard7, Ely6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 10, 1880, in Woodbridge, New Haven County, Conn., baptised Nov. 24, 1881, in Christ Church Parish, Bethany, Conn., married May 24, 1917, Grace Lavinia Ingraham, in Christ Church, Bethany, the same Parish Church where he had been baptised, confirmed and ordained. He received his early education in the district schools of Woodbridge. Prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn., from which he graduated in 1900. Graduated from Yale in 1906. Entered Berkeley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn., in the Fall of 1906 and graduated in 1909. Was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church by Bishop Brewster, June 2, 1909, in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Middletown, Conn. Was ordained Priest in Christ Church, Bethany, Conn., by Bishop Brewster, of Conn., Sept. 19, 1910. From Aug. 1, 1909 to Aug. 1, 1911 he was Curate in church of the ascension, Fall River, Mass. On Sept. 15, 1911 he took up the work in Oakville, Conn., at that time being a mission under St. Johns Church, Waterbury, Conn. After having been there for a few years, the mission became an independent parish and he became its first Rector, it being named All Saints Church. Since 1911 he has resided in Oakville, Conn., and helped build up the Parish. Children: 2559. Catherine Emma, b. Oct. 29, 1918. 2560. Leonard Frederick, b. May 27,...

Biography of Benton O. Johnson

Benton O. Johnson, one of Redlands best known and highly respected citizens, is a native of Connecticut, born at Bethlehem, April 20, 1855. His parents were David and Sophia (Stone) Johnson, both of whom came of old Connecticut families, and the father a merchant. B. O. Johnson was but two years of age when his parents removed to the South. They resided at various places throughout the Southern country, among them New Orleans, Matamoras, Brownsville, etc., and the outbreak of the civil war found the elder Johnson carrying on the dry-goods business. In 1863 the family left the South and returned to Connecticut, trade being much interfered with on account of the war. They located at Middlebury, whence they afterward removed to West Haven. At the last named place and at New Haven, the subject of this sketch was educated. He commenced his business career as a drug clerk with Dr. Shepherd, at West Haven, with whom he continued for five years; then went in business for himself at Deep River, Connecticut. There he remained until 1883, when he came to California, locating at Redlands. He followed ranching two years, but then gave it up to resume mercantile life. He purchased the store formerly conducted by George A. Cook, in Lugonia, and was in business there until February, 1889, when he sold out to V. L. Mitchell, with whose establishment he is now connected. He was married at West Haven, Connecticut, September 14, 1880, to Miss Minnie R. Brown, sister of F. E. Brown, of Redlands. They have two children, viz.: Hazel and Walter. Mr. Johnson has built two...

Biographical Sketch of E. P. Clarke

E. P. Clarke is the senior member of the firm of Clarke Brothers, publishers of the Ontario Record, and is also the editor of the paper. He is a native of the State of Maine and reared and educated in that State, closing his educational career in Kent’s Hill (Maine) Seminary and the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, graduating at the latter institution with high honors in 1885. He then was engaged for some months on the United States geological survey in Maine and New Hampshire. In October 1885, he came to California and located at Ontario, and in December of the same year established the journal he has since so successfully edited and conducted. Mr. Clarke is one of the progressive men of Ontario, to whom much of its prosperity is due, and has ever taken an active part in all enterprises tending to advance the interests of his chosen city. He is a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Education, and secretary of the Board of Regents of the Chaffey College, and during 1888-’89 filled the chair of Latin and English literature in that institution. He is a member of the Republican County Central Committee and has been secretary of the same. Mr. Clarke is a contributor to the Overland Monthly and Pacific Monthly, and lectures occasionally with...

Biography of Chauncey P. Williams

CHAUNCEY P. WILLIAMS AMONG the noted men of Albany Chauncey P. Williams stands in the front rank as a banker and financier. He is a native of Connecticut – a state which has furnished so many of the enterprising pioneers of our own and other states of the Union. He was born at Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Conn., on the 5th of March, 1817, the son of Josiah and Charity Shaler Williams. His early years were spent upon his father’s farm, where in summer his physical powers were trained to healthful development by the labors of the farm, and his winters occupied in mental culture at the common school. He early developed a taste for mathematics and astronomy, and probably would have devoted his life to those sciences, but for the fact that circumstances made it imperative that he must earn his own way in the world. At the age of sixteen he accepted a clerkship with his brothers, the firm of T. S. Williams & Brothers, then engaged in extensive commercial business at Ithaca, N. Y.  He remained at Ithaca two years, when in 1835 he was transferred to the Albany house of the same firm, then under the direction of Josiah B. Williams. In 1839 he succeeded to the business of the Albany house, which, in connection with Henry W. Sage as his partner, conducting the business of the new firm at Ithaca and elsewhere, continued through a long term of years. Mr. Williams’ ancestry is of Welsh stock. Certain dim traditions claim for it an origin in common with that of Cromwell, lord protector of the...

Mattabesec Tribe

Mattabesec Indians (from massa-sepuēs-et, ‘at a [relatively] great rivulet or brook. Trumbull). An important Algonquian tribe of Connecticut, formerly occupying both banks of Connecticut river from Wethersfield to Middletown or to the coast and extending westward indefinitely. The Wongunk, Pyquaug, and Montowese Indians were apart of this tribe. According to Ruttenber they were a part of the Wappinger, and perhaps occupied the original territory from which colonies went out to overrun the country as far as Hudson river. The same author says their jurisdiction extended over all south west Connecticut, including the Mahackeno, Uncowa, Paugusset, Wepawaug, Quinnipiac, Montowese, Sukiang, and...

Middlesex County, Connecticut Census

  1790 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1790 Census Transcriptions Chatham Township East Haddam Township Haddam Township Killingworth Township Middletown Township Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1810 Census Transcription East Haddam Township Haddam Township Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1820 Census Transcription East Haddam Township Haddam Township Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Middlesex County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Middlesex County, Connecticut Census...

Middlesex County, Connecticut Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries are hosted by Middlesex County Connecticut Tombstone Transcription Project Emanuel Church Cemetery Storehouse Yard Cemetery Following Pages hosted at Dunham – Wilcox – Trott – Kirk Middlesex County Gravestone Photos Hall Family Cemetery Old Griffith Cemetery Old Catholic Cemetery St. Patrick’s Cemetery Young Street Cemetery East Haddam, Middlesex County CT Cemeteries East Hampton Cemetery List Following pages hosted at Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records Middlesex Cemetery Records Following pages hosted at Interment) Calvary Cemetery Durham Cemetery Higganum Cemetery Indian River Cemetery Maromas Cemetery Middletown Veteran’s Cemetery Moodus Cemetery Old Cove Burying Ground Old Durham Cemetery Old North Burying Grounds Old Portland Burial Ground Old Riverside Cemetery Old South Farms Cemetery Old Westfield Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery Riverside (Old) Cemetery Riverview Cemetery St. Bridget Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery St. Sebastian Cemetery Washington Street Cemetery  ...

Biographical Sketch of John Collins

(II) John (2), son of John (1) Collins, was born in Boston, about 1644. He was also a shoemaker. He removed in 1663 to Middletown, Connecticut, thence to Saybrook, later to Branford and Guilford. He married (first) Mary Trowbridge, who died in 1668; (second), June 3, 1669, Mary (Stephens) Hingnoth, widow of Henry Hingnoth; (third) Dorcas (Swain) Taintor, widow of John Taintor. He died at Branford about 1704. Children: John, born 1665, mentioned elsewhere; Robert, 1667; Mary, married...
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