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Hutchinson Family of Norwich Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hutchinson is an old and numerous family in Norwich, as well as in other parts of the country. They were among the early settlers of Massachusetts and were in Lynn and Salem in that colony as early as 1628, or 1629. A descendant of these early colonists, named Abijah, who was a tailor, removed from Salem to Windham early in the eighteenth century. His son Samuel, born about 1719, in company with his son, John, came to Norwich in 1765. They cleared an island in the Connecticut River, opposite the present residency of John W. Loveland, and planted it with corn. In the fall of that year they returned to Connecticut, and in company with a younger son, Samuel, returned in the spring of 1766, and made a permanent settlement. The elder Samuel spent the remainder of his life in the town, and died February 8, 1809. His wife was Jemina Dunham; she died January 12, 1798. Besides the two sons named above, he had three daughters: Sarah, married Francis Smalley; Tabitha, married Jonathan Delano; Jerusha, married Nathan Roberts. They all died young,’ soon after marriage. Hutchinson, John, son of Samuel, was born in 1741, in Windham, Connecticut, and married Mary Wilson, who was born in Ashford, Connecticut, in August, 1744. He enlisted in the Continental...

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Brown Family of Norwich Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The parents, birth, and birthplace of Ebenezer Brown are not known. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1778. He studied for the ministry and preached for a time in Bethel, Vt., but was never ordained. He soon settled in Norwich as a farmer on a farm on Christian St., lately occupied by Roswell Tenney, where he died May 10, 1830, aged 80 years. He was familiarly known in Norwich as “Deacon Brown.” He married Patience, daughter of Samuel Bell of Norwich. Ebenezer Brown, son of Shubael and Edith (Bradford) Brown, came to Norwich at an early age from Canterbury, Conn. He graduated from Dartmouth College, 1787; studied law with Hon. Daniel Buck, and opened the first law office on Norwich Plain, and there practiced his profession till his death, September 25, 1822. He was assistant judge of Windsor County Court in 1814 and chief judge of the court in 1815. He married (1) Anna, daughter of Hon. Thomas Murdock, January 13, 1793, and (2) Mary, daughter of Rev. Josiah Dana of Barre, Mass., January 12, 1814. He was brother of John Brown, many years first constable of Norwich and otherwise prominent in town affairs. Mr. Brown‘s first wife was mother of the late Miss Julia Brown, and his second wife mother of the late Mrs. Mary...

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First Settlements in Norwich Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Having glanced thus briefly at the action of the Norwich proprietors in opening a way to reach their new township in the wilderness, and in dividing up a portion of its surface into lots suitable to become the homesteads of future settlers, let us pause a moment and see what had meantime been done in the work of actual settlement. I am indebted to Rev. Edmund F. Slafter of Boston for an interesting account of what was unquestionably the first attempt at settlement made within the limits of the town. I quote from the Slafter Memorial: “Samuel Slafter [of Mansfield, Connecticut], the father of John Slafter, being an original proprietor, and being at the first meeting chosen treasurer of the corporation, took a deep interest in the settlement of the town. At his suggestion, his son John made a journey through the forests of New Hampshire in 1762, to examine the territory and report upon the advantages it might offer as a place of settlement. He found it pleasantly situated on the western banks of the Connecticut, with a good soil, but for the most part of an uneven, hilly surface. He reported it well watered, not only by the Connecticut but by several small, clear streams, and by one more important one called the Ompompanoosuc,...

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Genealogy of Nicholas Baker of Scituate Massachusetts

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now K155 NICHOLAS BAKER: b. in England, 1610; d. in Scituate, Mass., 1678; St. John’s College, Cambridge, Eng., 1632; M.A. 1635; ordained as a minister in Scituate, and served the Puritan Church there until death; may have married his first wife in Eng.; m. (2), 1663. Samuel: 1628-1714; m. Fear Robinson; m. (2), Abigail (Lathrop) Huntington; lived in Hull, Barnstable, Norwich, Conn., Windham and Windsor, Conn. John: 1672-1763; m. Anna Annable; purchased lands in Windham County, Conn., 1643. Samuel: 1706-1791; m. Prudence Jenkins. Samuel: 1740-1812; m. Lydia Smith; m. (2), Chloe Silsby; m. (3), Sarah Farnham; established a separatist church called the “Brunswick Church”. Erastus: b. 1764. Ephraim: b. 1766; m. Phebe Edgerton Abbott; m. (2), Mary Kelsey; moved from Windham Co., to Salisbury, and then to Catskill, N. Y. Henry: moved to North Carolina before the Civil War. Charles: 1790-1853; m. Eleanor Abeel; a capt. in the War of 1812; in 1838, located in Columbus Twp., St. Clair Co., Mich. Moses Cantine: 1823-1894; m. Clarisa Thurston, moved to Oceana Co., Mich. Ch.:  Ashley Cantine: b. 1849; m. Beatrice Woodward.  Henry Woodward (b. 1887; m. Elsie Phipps), Floyd Miller (b. 1897). Frank E.: b. 1851; m. Emma Hall; d. 1907; had Clyde Harvey (b. 1882). Garrett A.: m.; in 1883 lived near Marshville, Mich. Ch.: Everett; Albert; William; Moses...

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Genealogy of Joseph Baker of Marshfield Massachusetts

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Z173. NICHOLAS BAKER: probable father of Z174 SAMUEL BAKER: made Freeman in 1657; m. Eleanor Winslow. Z175 KENELIN BAKER: b. 1657; m. Sarah Bradford. Z176. KENELIN BAKER: b. 1695; m. Patience Dolen. Z177 WILLIAM BAKER: b. Oct. 16, 1734; m. Hannah Lincoln. Z178 WILLIAM BAKER: b. Sept. 10, 1759; m. Abigail Low. Z179 JOSEPH BAKER: b. Marshfield, Mass., Sept. 24, 1794; m. Olive Cushing. Z180 JOSEPH BAKER: b. Marshfield, Mass., Feb. 27, 1827; m. Martha Jane Perrin. Sarah James: b. Thompson, Conn. a181 JAMES BAKER: b. Nov. 28, 1824; m. Lydia Ann Mentzer, b. Jan. 8, 1826; had John, James, Emma, Susie and Abraham. Abraham: b. July 21, 1860; m. Sophia Jane Graham (b. 1864) on Dec. 23, 1885. William: b. 1887; m. Elizabeth Fry. Beuford. James. Ralph: b. 1889. Arthur: b. 1890. b182. JACOB HULL BAKER: b. Jan. 10, 1838, in Allegany Co., Md.; m. Julia Harriett Dudley of Virginia. She was born Feb. 20, 1858, in Glade Hill. Was a breeder of thoroughbred horses; d. 1903. Thomas Dudley: b. Nov. 6, 1898, at Lyons, Mont. Graduate of the Montana State School of Mines in 1923. Mining engineer for the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. of Butte. Mary H.: b. Jan. 18, 1900, at Lyons, Mont.% 9Graduate of the University of Washington, and teacher of Art...

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Windham County Connecticut Biographies

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Windham County occupies the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut, bordering Worcester county, Massachusetts, tying on the north, and Providence and Kent counties in Rhode Island on the east. New London county bounds it on the south and Tolland on the west. Its greatest length, from north to south, is twenty-seven miles, and its greatest width, from east to west, is twenty-three miles. Its north, east and south sides are nearly straight lines, while on the west side its territory interchanges offsets with Tolland. The greatest variation in the line made by these offsets, however, does not exceed six miles. This occurs on the northwest corner, where the town of Union makes an advance of about the distance mentioned. We may explain that the longest north and south line would be drawn from the northwest corner of Thompson to the southwest corner of Plainfield, and the longest east and west line would be drawn from the northwest corner of Windham to the Rhode Island line, about the middle of Sterling. Aldrich, David L Aldrich, Edward Arnold, William S Atwood, James S Atwood, William A Babcock, William Stuart Baldwin, L. E. Bartholomew, William Irving Bates, Ambrose H. Bates, Gustavus Davis Bates, Jerome E Beebe, William Sully Bishop, Ebenezer Bowen, Stephen Oliver Briggs, Lucius Buck, George Bugbee,...

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Hughes Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Farm is at the junction of the Westford Hill Willington Road and an old road leading to the Samuel Walker farm. Near the road is a small cemetery, not easily seen, with several graves in it. The only reference I have found with names states the following: Resting Place of Orin Hughes and Family The Barbour Collection of Ashford Vital Records gives the birth of Orrene Hughes d. Jonathan and Eunice on 14 Nov 1778. This was probably a mistake in the gender and instead of a daughter was a son, Orrin who married Mehitable and had the following children: Elial, b. Jul 1804; d. Aug 1804. Lyman, b. 16 Oct 1806. Jonathan, b. 22 Jan 1812. Sally, b. 10 Aug 1814. A Jonathan Hughes married Sylvania A. Squier, both of Ashford, 2 Jul...

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Whipple-Card Farm Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Allen Allen, Sarah, d. 21 May 1832, @1 yr 8 mo. [dau. of James and Lucy]. Palmer Palmer, Martha, d. 28 May 1837, @77 [husband of Benjamin]. Palmer, Chauncey, d. 30 Mar 1839, @47. Palmer, Friend B., d. 22 Sept. 1839, @2 yrs, 1 mo. [son of Chauncey and Hannah]. Whipple Whipple, Caroline, d. 2 Sep 1809, @2yrs, 2 mo. [dau. of Samuel and Hannah D.]. Whipple, Reuben Chaffee, d. 21 Jan 1828, @18 [son of Samuel and Mary]. Whipple, Mary, d. 12 Mar 1828, @49 [wife of Samuel]. Whipple, Samuel, d. 9 Nov 1813, @70? [stone fallen, footstone says S.W.] Shippy Shippy, Laura, d. 22 Oct. 1839, @43 [wife of Horace Shippy]. Smith Smith, Hannah?, d. 20 May 1826 [wife of...

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Lewis and Palmer Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Small cemetery located near the Eastford town line. Lewis Lewis, Israel, d. 17 Mar 1840. Lewis, Mary, d.22 Apr 1844, @50. Owen Owen, Emily Maria, d. 20 Aug 1845, @27 [wife of David K. Owen, and dau. of Israel and Mary Lewis] Palmer Palmer, Mrs. Mary, d. 20 Oct. 1846, @77 [wife of Nathan Palmer]. Palmer, Nathan, d. 6 Mar 1852,...

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Bigelow River Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Across the Bigelow River in Ashford. Arnold Arnold, D. Jr. Bartlett Bartlett, William, d. 6 Mar 1831 @57. Bartlett, Betsey, d. 12 Apr 1848 @66 [wife of William]. Boutell Boutell, Jacob, d. 15 Jan 1886 @94. Boutell, Sibyl, d. 10 Apr 1876 @ 80. Brown Brown, James, d. 31 May 1812 @ 28. Brown, Mrs. Mary, d. 6 Jun 1822, @77 [relict of Mr. Cyril Brown]. Dean Dean, Leonard, Esq. d. 12 Aug 1848, @69. Dean, Hannah, d. 16 Oct. 1843, @64. Marcy Marcy, Joseph W., d. 2 May 1862 @84. Marcy, Polly, d. Nov 1831 @33 [wife of Joseph W.]. Preston Preston, Harriet E., d. 8 Sep 1859 @27 [wife of S.H.]. Stoddard Stoddard, Mrs. Tamesin, d. 9 Dec 1822. Watkins Watkins, Capt. Jebediah, d. 12 Jul 1842 @75. Watkins, Mary, d. 31 Jan 1867 @77 yrs, 9 mos. [wife of Jebediah] Watkins, Betsey, d. 28 May 1830 @ 2 yrs, 9 mos., 12 days [dau of Jebediah and Mary]. Wilson Wilson, Jesse C., b. 11 Jun 1804, d. 9 Apr 1889. Wilson, Almira, d.2 May 1865 @55 yrs 9 mos. [wife of Jesse] Wilson, Lucy, b. 23 May 1803, d. 23 Jan 1853 [wife of Jesse] Wilson, Alvira, b. 16 Dec 1829, d. 7 Aug 1835 [dau. of Jesse C. and...

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Biographical Sketch of James B. Abbott, Maj.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Maj. James B. Abbott, one of the pioneer colonists of Lawrence and legislators of the territory and state, was born at Hampton, Connecticut, December 3, 1818, and grew to manhood in his native state. He was a member of the third party of emigrants from New England, which reached Lawrence on October 10, 1854, and soon became recognized as a free state leader. Major Abbott took up a claim about half a mile south of Blanton’s bridge, on the road to Hickory Point, and his house was a favorite meeting place of the free state men in that neighborhood. He was one of those who went east to procure arms, and through his efforts there were sent to Kansas quite a supply of Sharp’s rifles and a twelve-pounder howitzer. He was one of the party that rescued Branson from the sheriff of Douglas County; was a lieutenant in command of a company at the first “battle” of Franklin; commanded the Third Regiment of free state infantry during the siege of Lawrence in 1856; fought with John Brown and Black Jack, and was the leader of the expedition that rescued Dr. John Doy. He was a member of the first House of Representatives elected under the Topeka constitution, and in 1857 was chosen senator. Upon the adoption...

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Biographical Sketch of John Gray

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Gray’s land extended from the river east to the quarter line and included all that part of the village of Sherburne lying north of the State road now known as State street. His log house stood near the site of the Upham block, on the north-east corner of the business part of the village. He was born in Windham, Conn., in 1793, was a revolutionary soldier, and married Elizabeth Skeel, who was born in New Milford, Conn., in 1745, and died in Sherburne in 1824, aged 79. He had six children, all of whom were born in Connecticut: John, Jr., Nathaniel, Mabel, Betsey, Margaret and Reuben. John, Jr., married and settled on the river, his farm lying upon both sides of the river. His house stood on the bank ten or twelve rods from the west end of the bridge on the old State road. He was Justice here several years and Associate...

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Biography of Keith W. White

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Keith Wood White, a retired farmer now residing in Grangeville, is a native of the far-off state of Connecticut, his birth having occurred in the town of Ashford, Windham County, on the 15th of May 1838. His ancestors came from old England and settled in New England at an early epoch in the history of this country, and there the family remained for several generations. Keith W. White, the father of our subject, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and married Catharine Farnum, a native of Connecticut. They became the parents of two children, and the father provided for their support by working as foreman in a cotton mill. He died in the thirty-eighth year of his age, and his wife passed away in her forty-eighth year. She was a member of the Congregational church. The subject of this review is now the only survivor of the family. When six years of age he accompanied his parents on their removal to Ohio and was reared upon the home farm near Cleveland. He obtained his education in the public schools, and at the age of fourteen years began to earn his own livelihood, since which time he has been dependent upon his own resources. He removed to Ottawa, Illinois, and thence, in 1856, went to Nebraska, and in...

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Windham County, Connecticut Census

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now   1790 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Windham County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Windham County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Windham County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Windham County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Windham County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Windham County, Connecticut Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Windham County, Census (images and...

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Windham County, Connecticut Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 AccessGenealogy Ashford Bigelow River Cemetery Hughes Family Cemetery Lewis and Palmer Cemetery Whipple-Card Farm Cemetery The following cemeteries are hosted by Connecticut Tombstone Transcription Project Cleveland Cemetery Following pages hosted at Ancestry.com Windham County, Connecticut, Cemetery Records, Volume 1 This database requires a subscription at Ancestry.com Following Cemeteries (hosted at Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records Ashford Dow Cemetery Gaylord Cemetery James Cemetery Knowlton Cemetery Old Ashford Cemetery Phillips Cemetery Snow Cemetery South Cemetery Swamp Cemetery Warenville Cemetery Westford Cemetery Woodward Cemetery Whipple Cemetery Brooklyn South Cemetery  (hosted at Windham County Connecticut CTGenweb Project) West Cemetery Old Weaver Place Cemetery Danes Cemetery Old Trinity Church Cemetery  (hosted at Windham County Connecticut CTGenweb Project) Sacred Heart Cemetery  (hosted at Windham County Connecticut CTGenweb Project) Whitney Cemetery Canterbury  (hosted at Hale Collection and Windham County CTGenWeb Project) Carey Cemetery Old Smith Cemetery Raymond Cemetery Packer Cemetery Baldwin Cemetery Plains Cemetery Westminster Cemetery Park Cemetery Small Cemetery New Smith Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery Bennett Cemetery Hyde Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Dawson Cemetery Farnum Cemetery Morse-Ruby Cemetery Old Baldwin Cemetery Harrington-Stevens Cemetery Perry Cemetery Chaplin (hosted at Windham...

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