PARK COTTAGE. Residence of GEORGE W. PHELPS

A Look Inside the History of Litchfield County, Connecticut

In our American County Histories collection you will find History of Litchfield County, Connecticut, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. This 1881 volume by J. W. Lewis & Company provides details, profiles, and images detailing the people, families, and communities of Litchfield County.

Prefatory Remarks

The province of the historian is to gather the threads of the past ere they elude forever his grasp, and weave them into a harmonious web, to which the “art preservative” may give immortality; therefore he who would rescue from oblivion the deeds of a community, and send them on to futurity in an imperishable record, should deliver “a plain, unvarnished tale. Nothing extenuate, Nor aught set down in malice.

In such a spirit have the compilers of the following pages approached the work of detailing the history of the county embodied herein, and trust they have been fairly faithful to the task imposed.

It has been our honest endeavor to trace the history of the development of this section from that period when it was in the undisputed possession of the red men to the present, and to place before the reader an authentic narrative of its rise and progress to the prominent position it now occupies among the counties of New England.

That such an undertaking is attended with no little difficulty and vexation none will deny; the aged pioneer relates events of the early settlements, while his neighbor sketches the same events with totally different outlines. Man’s memory is ever at fault, while Time paints a different picture upon every mind. With these the historian has to contend; and while it has been our aim to compile an accurate history, were it devoid of all inaccuracies that perfection would have been attained of which the writers had not the faintest conception, and which Lord Macaulay once said never could be reached.

From colonial and other documents in the State archives, from county, town, and village records, family manuscripts, printed publications, and innumerable private sources of information, we have endeavored to produce a history which should prove accurate, instructive, and in every respect worthy of the county represented. How well we have succeeded in our task a generous public, jealous of its reputation and honor, of its traditions and triumphs, must now be the judge.

We desire to acknowledge our sincere thanks to the editorial fraternity generally for much valuable information, which has greatly lessened our labor in the preparation of this work, and also to each and every one who has assisted in its compilation, and would cheerfully make personal mention of each, but it is impracticable, as the number reaches over a thousand.

Philadelphia, June 10, 1881.

Contents

Historical

CHAPTER I. — Geographical and Descriptive

Geographical — Topographical — Organization of Litchfield County — Location of County-Seat — Conflicting Claims — “First County Officials” — County Buildings — List of Sheriffs, Treasurers, Clerks, and Stated Attorneys from 1751 to 1882 — Chief Judges Court of Common Pleas from 1751 to 1854

CHAPTER II. — Bench and Bar

CHAPTER III. — Medical History

Organization of Medical Association in 1767 — Early Physicians — Names of Members of Medical Society from 1808, with Dates of Admission — List of Presidents and Secretaries from 1808 to 1881 — Present Members — Present Officers

CHAPTER IV. — Military History

The Second Regiment — The Fifth Regiment — The Eighth Regiment — The Ninth Regiment — The Tenth Regiment — The Eleventh Regiment — The Twelfth Regiment — The Thirteenth Regiment

CHAPTER V. — Military History – The Nineteenth Regiment

CHAPTER VI. — Military History Continued

The Twenty-third Regiment — The Twenty-eighth Regiment — First Regiment Heavy Artillery

CHAPTER VII. — Internal Improvements.

The Housatonic Railroad — The Naugatuck Railroad — The Connecticut Western — The Shepaug — The New Haven and Northampton

CHAPTER VIII. – Population and School Statistics.

Population of Litchfield County

CHAPTER IX. – Litchfield.

Geographical — Topographical — The Indian Purchase — The Explorations of the Township — List of Proprietors — The Town Divided into Sixty Shares — Court of Probate, 1719 — Original Cost of the Town — One Penny Three Farthings per Acre — The Patent of Litchfield — The First Settlements — Names of Pioneers — “House Lots” — The Pioneer Homes — The Forts — Indian Depredations — Incident — Litchfield in the French War, 1755-63 — Names of Sold’ers

CHAPTER X. – Litchfield (Continued)

First Indications of Revolutionary Spirit in Litchfield — Letter of Aaron Burr — The First Company of Soldiers — Capt. Bezaleel Beebe — The Bowling Green Statue of George III. Demolished — Carried to Litchfield — Converted into Cartridges — Continental Stores — Army Work shops — Prisoners of War — Arrest of David Matthews, Mayor of New York — Conveyed to Litchfield — Governor Franklin a Prisoner here — Visit of Count Rochambeau and Gen. Lafayette — Gen. Washington Visits the Village — Various Votes of the Town — Rev. Judah Champion’s Prayer — Resident British Soldiers — Incidents, etc., etc

CHAPTER XI. — Litchfield (Continued)

Ethan Allen — Elisha Sheldon — Oliver Wolcott — Andrew Adams — Bezaleel Beebe — Jedediah Strong — Benjamin Talmadge — Tapping Reeve — Moses Seymour — Elisha Mason

CHAPTER XII. — Litchfield (Continued)

Congregational Church, Litchfield — Congregational Church, Milton — Congregational Church, North field — St. Michael’s Church, Litchfield — Methodist Church, Litchfield — St. Paul’s Church, Bantam Falls — Trinity Church, Milton — Baptist Church, Bantam Falls — Roman Catholic Church, Litchfield

CHAPTER XIII. — Litchfield (Continued)

The Village of Litchfield — Incorporation — First Officers — Presidents and Clerks from 1818 to 1882 — Borough Organization — The Press — The Weekly Monitor and American Advertiser — The Witness — The Editors Convicted of Libel — Imprisoned — Political Excitement throughout Immediate and Distant States — Grand Oration to the Imprisoned Editor — Excitement in the Town — The Litchfield Gazette — The Litchfield Journal — The Litchfield Republican — The Miscellany — The American Eagle — The Litchfield County Post — The Litchfield Enquirer — The Litchfield Democrat — The Litchfield Sun — The Mercury — The Democratic Watchman — The Litchfield Republican — The Litchfield Sentinel — The Litchfield Law-School — The Post-Office — Banks — Savings Society — Insurance Company — “Spring Hill” — St. Paul’s Lodge, No. 11, F. and A. M. — Minerals — Temperance in 1789 — Slavery in Litchfield — Bantam Falls — Northfield — Milton — Biographical Notes — College Graduates — Physicians — Lawyers

CHAPTER XIV. — Litchfield (Continued)

Incorporation of the Town — First Town Officers Elected — Representatives from 1740-1882 — Military History
CHAPTER XV. — Winchester.
Geographical — Topographical — List of Proprietors of Winchester — Allotment of Lands — Survey, etc. — Indian History — First Conveyance of Land — First Roads — The Pioneers — Their Locations — Incidents of Pioneer Life — Initial Events — Reminiscences of Mrs. Swift — The First Forge — The Pioneer Grist-Mill — The First Saw-Mill-The Revolution — Names of Soldiers, etc. — Assessment Roll of 1783

CHAPTER XVI. — Winchester (Continued)

Pioneers in Winsted Society — Manufacturing Interests — The Winsted Bank — The Hurlbut Bank — The Hurlbut National Bank — The First National Bank — The Winsted National Bank — The Winsted Savings Bank — The Mechanics’ Savings Bank — St. Andrew Lodge, No. 64, F. and A. M. — Meridian Chapter — Tyrian Council — Orion and Unit Lodges, I. O. of O. F. — Temperance Organizations — Palmer Post-Knights of Pythias — Libraries — Early Schools — The Winsted Herald-The Winsted Press — The “Winsted News — Post-Office Difficulties — List of Old Inhabitants — The Borough of Clifton — The Borough of Winsted — Incorporation — First Officers Elected — Wardens from 1858 to 1881 — Burgesses from 1858 to 1881 — Clerks, Treasurers, and Bailiffs from 1858 to 1881 — Water-Works — Fire Department, etc. — Population of Townfrom 1756 to 1880

CHAPTER XVII. — Winchester (Continued)

CHAPTER XVIII. — Winchester (Continued)

First Congregational Church, Winchester — First Congregational Church, Winsted — Second Congregational Church — Methodist Episcopal Church — St. James’ Church — St. Joseph’s Church — The Women’s Christian Temperance Union

CHAPTER XIX. — Winchester (Continued)

Incorporation of the Town — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Documentary History — List of Senators — Representatives — Judges of Probate — Town Clerks — Selectmen — Military Record

CHAPTER XX. — Barkhamsted

CHAPTER XXI. — Barkhamsted (Continued)

CHAPTER XXII. — Barkhamsted (Continued)

CHAPTER XXIII. — Barkhamsted (Continued)

CHAPTER XXIV. — Barkhamsted (Continued)

CHAPTER XXV. — Bethlehem

Geographical — Topographical — The First Grant — The Indian Purchase — The Survey — The First Settlements — The Pioneers — Petitions for “Winter Privileges” — Incidents — Prices of Provisions in 1747 — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — Christ Church — Methodist Episcopal Church — Bethlehem Library Associations — Physicians — The “Great Sickness” of 1760 — Civil and Military History — Organization of Town — Officers Elected — Town Clerks — Selectmen from 1787 to 1881 — Representatives from 1787 to 1881 — Present (1881) Town Officers — Military Record

CHAPTER XXVI. — Bridgewater

Geographical — Topographical — Incorporation of Town — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — List of Town Clerks — Representatives from 1857 to 1881 — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — St. Mark’s Church — Methodist Episcopal Church — Baptist Church — Roman Catholic Church — Grand List, 1881 — Military Record

CHAPTER XXVII. — Canaan

Geographical — Topographical — The Housatonic Falls — Sale of the Town — First Meeting of Proprietors — Held at Wethersfield — Name of the Town — First Settlement of the Town — Names of Pioneers and Grantees — Early Births and Marriages — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church, South Canaan — Congregational Church, Falls Village — Methodist Episcopal Church, Falls Village — The Iron Bank — The Falls Village Savings Bank

CHAPTER XXVIII. — Canaan (Continued).

Corporation of the Town — First Town-Meetings — Bounty on Rattlesnake Tails — Religious Service — The Ringing of Swine — Pounds — Church Service — Extracts from Town Records — Unwholesome Inhabitants — Fire-Locks — Grist-Mill — New County — Petition for Bank — Trouble with Proprietors — Inhabitants Admitted — Bounty on “Squirrels,” etc. — List of Representatives from 1757 to 1881 — Military Record

CHAPTER XXIX. — Colebrook

Geographical — Topographical — Towns Patented to Hartford and Windsor — The Controversy — Survey of the Town — Ministerial and School Lots — Initial Events — Incorporation of the Town — First Town-Meeting — Highways — Early Settlers and their Locations — The First Death — The First Birth — The Church Controversy — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — ^Representatives from 1796 to 1882 — Military Record

CHAPTER XXX. — Cornwall

Geographical — Topographical — The Indians — “Tom Warrups” — Sale of the Town — Its Bounds — The First Meeting of Proprietors — Early Regulations — The First Settlers and their Locations — Grand List of 1742 — Family Sketches — The Old Emmons Tavern — The Whipping-Post and Stocks

CHAPTER XXXI. — Cornwall (Continued)

Congregational Church, Cornwall — Congregational Church, North Cornwall — Cornwall and Sharon Baptist Church — Baptist Church, Cornwall Hollow — Baptist Church, East Cornwall — Methodist Episcopal Church, Cornwall Bridge — Educational — The Foreign Mission-School — Cream Hill Agricultural School — W. C. and Mies L. Rogers’ School — Noah R, and E. Burton Hart’s School — Young Ladies’ Institute — The Alger Institute — Physicians — Cemeteries — Organization of Town — Representatives from 1761 to 1882 — Soldiers of the Revolution — Soldiers of the Rebellion, 1861-65

CHAPTER XXXII. — Goshen

Geographical — Topographical — The First Settlements — The Laying Out of the Town — New Bantam — Goshen — Troubles the Town and the Colony — The Mob — Committee of Investigation — Settlement of the Controversy — The First Grant and Survey — The Surveyor — The College Farm — Division of the Town into Rights — First Proprietors* Meeting — The First Birth — The First Meeting-House — The Pioneer Minister — The Pioneer Taverns — Location of Early Settlers — Pioneer Merchants — The First Saw-and Grist-Mill, etc.

CHAPTER XXXIII. — Goshen (Continued)

CHAPTER XXXIV. — Goshen (Continued) — Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Military

The Congregational Church — The Episcopal Church — The Methodist Episcopal Church — Methodist Episcopal Church, North Goshen — The First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Extracts from Records — Representatives from 1700 to 1880 — Military History — The Heroes of Three Wars — The French War — War of the Revolution — War of the Rebellion — Names of Soldiers — Interesting Statistics

CHAPTER XXXV. — Harwinton

Geographical — Topographical — Original Proprietors — The Pioneers — Early Schools — Votes — The Revolution — Names of Soldiers, etc.

CHAPTER XXXVI. — Harwinton (Continued)

The Congregational Church — The Episcopal Church — Incorporation — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Representatives from 1757 to 1882 — Military

CHAPTER XXXVII. — Kent

Geographical — Topographical — The Indians — The Moravians — The Grant — First Proprietors’ Meeting — List of Proprietors — The First Settlements — Grand List, 1740 — The First School — The Congregational Church — St. Andrew’s Church — St. Luke’s Lodge, No. 48, F. and A. M. — Civil History — Incorporation of Town — The First Town-Meeting — First Marriage, Births, etc. — Representatives from 1757 to 1881 — Military Record

CHAPTER XXXVIII. — Morris

Geographical — Topographical — Pioneer Settlement — Parish of South Farms Incorporated — History of Congregational Church — The Advent Society — James Morris and Morris Academy — Incorporation of the Town — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Extracts from Societies’ Records — Representatives from 1860 to 1882 — Military Record

CHAPTER XXXIX. — New Hartford

CHAPTER XL. — New Milford

Geographical — Topographical — Indian History — Documentary History — Original Indian Deed, etc.

CHAPTER XLI. — New Milford (Continued).

Early Explorations — Purchases — Indian Map of the Town — The Patent — The First Settlement — First Proprietors’ Meeting — List of Original Proprietors — Initial Events — The North Purchase — Names of Proprietors — Biographical Notes of Some of the First Settlers — Town Hill and Town Street

CHAPTER XLII. — New Milford (Continued)

Home-Lots of Original Purchasers — Proprietors of Common Fields — Proprietors’ Meetings — Record of Highways

CHAPTER XLIII. — New Milford (Continued)

CHAPTER XLIV. — New Milford (Continued)

Congregational Church, New Milford — Methodist Episcopal Church, New Milford — Methodist Episcopal Church, Gaylordsville — Baptist Church, Northville — Baptist Church, Gaylordsville — Jemima “Wilkinson, the Universal Friend — Quaker Society — Roman Catholic Church.

CHAPTER XLV. New Milford (Continued)

The Press — The New Milford Republican — The New Milford Journal — The Housatonic Ray — The New Milford Gazette — First National Bank — Savings Bank — Library — St. Peter’s Lodge, No. 21, F. and A. M. — Ousatonic Chapter, No. 33, R. A. M. — Good Shepherds’ Lodge, No. 65, I. O. O. F. — Fire Department — Adelphic Institute — Old Advertisements — The Tobacco Interest — Grand List, 1880 — Incorporation of Town — Representatives from 1725 to 1881 — Probate Judges from 1787 to 1881 — Military History

CHAPTER XLVI. — Norfolk.

Geographical — Topographical — The Pioneers — Sale of the Town — First Proprietors’ Meeting — War of the Revolution — Names of Soldiers — Labor Regulations, 1778 — Pioneer Mills — Schools — The First Post-Office — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — Methodist Episcopal Church — Temperance Society — Civil History — Incorporation of the Town — List of Representatives from 1722 to 1881 — List of Physicians — College Graduates — Military History — Names of Soldiers — Soldiers’ Monument

CHAPTER XLVII. — North Canaan

Geographical — Topographical — Incorporation of the Town — The Revolution — Incidents — The First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Selectmen from 1859 to 1882 — Clerks from 1859 to 1882 — Probate Judges from 1847 to Present Time — Representatives from 1859 to 1882 — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — Christ Church — Methodist Episcopal Church. — Connecticut “Western News — Villages — Military Record

CHAPTER XLVIII. — Plymouth

The First Settlements — The Old Lead-Mine — Petition for “Liberty of Planting” — Petition for Winter Privileges — Charter of the Town — Organization of the Society, etc.

CHAPTER XLIX. — Plymouth (Continued).

Congregational Church, Plymouth — Congregational Church, Terryville — St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth

CHAPTER L. — Plymouth (Continued)

CHAPTER LI. — Roxbury

Organization — Topographical — The Indians — The First Exploration — The First Settlements — initial Events — The War of the Revolution — Ethan Allen — Col. Seth Warner — Capt. Remember Baker — War of 1812 — The Schools — Prominent Citizens — Physicians, etc. — Ecclesiastical History — Congregational Church — Episcopal Church — The Baptist Church — The Methodist Church — Civil and Military — Organization of Town — List of Representatives from 1797 to 1881 — Organization of Probate District — List of Judges — Military Record

CHAPTER LII. — Salisbury

Geographical — Topographical — The Indians — The First Purchase of Lands — The First Grant — The First Settlements — Early Highways — The Pioneers — Early Schools — Iron Interests — Lawyers, Physicians — Prominent Citizens — Grand List, 1742 — Market-Place — The First Post-office — Pioneer Mill — Indian Mounds — The Revolution — War of 1812 — The Iron Interests

CHAPTER LIII. — Salisbury (Continued)

CHAPTER LIV. — Salisbury (Continued)

Congregational Church — St. John’s Church — Trinity Church, Lime Rock — Methodist Episcopal, Lakeville — Methodist Episcopal, Lime Rock — Catholic, Lakeville

CHAPTER LV. — Salisbury (Continued). — Civil and Military

First Proprietors’ Meeting — Incorporation of the Town — The First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Documentary — Origin of the Name of Town — Representatives from 1757 to 1881 — Military History

CHAPTER LVI. — Sharon

Geographical — Topographical — Conflicting Claims to Territory — Survey of the Town — Line New York and Connecticut Defined — Indian History — The First Settlement — Richard Sackett — Sale of the Town — List of Original Purchasers — Patent of the Town — The Settlement in Distress — The First Death — The First Birth — First Marriage — The Moravians — The Revolutionary War — Shay’s Rebellion — List of Early Settlers

CHAPTER LVII. — Sharon (Continued)

Congregational Church, Sharon — Congregational Church, Ellsworth — Episcopal Church. — Methodist Episcopal Church — Incorporation of the [Page viii] Town — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Representatives from 1755 to 1881 — Members of the Governor’s Council — Senators — Judges of the County Court — Justices of the Peace — Town Clerks — Attorneys — Physicians — College Graduates — Military Record

CHAPTER LVIII. — Thomaston

Geographical — Topographical — Thomaston in 1825 — Seth Thomas — The Seth Thomas Clock Company — Ecclesiastical History — Civil History — Incorporation of the Town — ‘First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Present Town Officers — Representatives

CHAPTER LIX. — Torrington

Geographical — Topographical — Naming the Town — List of Proprietors — Grand List, 1733 — Division of Lots — The First Settlers and their Locations — Initial Events — First Deeds of Conveyance — The Indian Fort — The First School-house — Pioneer Taverns — War of the Revolution — Proceedings of the Town — Names of Officers and Soldiers — Taxes During the Revolution — The Whipping-post — A Prosecution for Profanity — Slavery — Organization of County Anti-Slavery Society at Wolcottville — The Convention Routed by a Mob — “Nigger Pew” in Torrington and Torringford Churches — Emancipation of Slaves in Torrington — John Brown

CHAPTER LX. — Torrington (Continued)

Wolcottville — Its Inception — United Movements — The Village in 1819 — In 1836 — In 1881 — Seneca Lodge, F. and A. M. — Wolcottville Savings Bank — Brooks Brothers’ Banking-Office — Physicians — Attorneys — Torringford — Holbrook’s Mills — Halt’s Hollow — Torrington Hollow — Wrigntville — Burrville

CHAPTER LXT. — Torrington (Continued)

Congregational Church, Torrington — Congregational Church, Torringford — Wolcottville Congregational Church — Metliodist Episcopal Church* Wolcottville — Trinity Church, Wolcottville — St. Francis* Church, Wolcottville — Baptist Church, Newfield — Methodist Episcopal Church, Newfield

CHAPTER LXII. — Torrington (Continued)

The Coe Brass Manufacturing Company — The Coe Furniture Company — The Union Manufacturing Company — The Turner & Seymour Manufacturing Company — The Excelsior Needle Company — The Hardware Company — C. H. Hotchkiss & Sons — The Alvord Manufacturing Company — The Hardware Manufacturing Company — The Hendy Machine Company, Etc…

CHAPTER LXIII. — Torrington (Continued).

Incorporation of Town — Representatives from 1762 to Present Time — Military Record, 1861-65

CHAPTER LXIV. — Warren

Geographical — Topographical — The First Settlements — Names of Settlers — Early Marriages — Organization of Parish and Town — The First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Documentary History — Ecclesiastical History — Representatives from 1786 to 1881

CHAPTER LXV. — Washington

Geographical — Topographical — Judea and New Preston Societies — The First Settlements — Names of Pioneers — Organization of Judea Society — Ecclesiastical History — The Congregational Church, Washington — Congregational Church, New Preston — Congregational Church, New Preston Hill — St. John’s Church — St. Andrew’s Church — Rising Sun Lodge, No. 27, F. and A. M. — Physicians — Revolutionary Incident — Gunn’s Seminary — The Shepaug Railroad — Lake Weroamaug — Civil and Military History — Organization of the Town — The First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Documentary History — List of Selectmen from 1786 to 1881 — List of Representatives — Probate Judges — Military Record

CHAPTER LXVI. — Watertown

Geographical — Topographical — The First Settlements — The Pioneers — Organization of the Parish of Westbury — Incidents — Reminiscences of Hon. F. J. Kingsbury — Physicians — Men of Prominence — Lawyers — War of 1812 — Notes — Evergreen Cemetery — Mortality List — Agricultural — Summer Resort — Railroad — Reminiscences of Mrs. Rev. Frederick Holcomb

CHAPTER LXVII. — Watertown (Continued)

Congregational Church — Christ Church — Methodist Episcopal Church — Methodist Episcopal Church in North Part of Town

CHAPTER LXVIII. — Watertown (Continued).

Incorporation of Town — First Town-Meeting — Officers Elected — Extract- from Town Records — The Revolution — Division of the Town — Representatives from 1780 to 1881 — Town Clerks — Probate Judges — Military Record, 1861-65

CHAPTER LXIX. — Woodbury

Introductory — Six Purchases from the Pootatncks — First, or Pomperaug Purchase — Kettletown Purchase — Fourth, or Nonnewaug Purchase — Fifth Purchase — Sixth, or Confirmatory Purchase — Reservation, or “Purchase” — Indian “Marks” — A Buried Race

CHAPTER LXX. — Woodbury (Continued)

Church Dissensions in Stratford the Cause of the Settlement of Woodbury — Action of the General Court in 1667, 1660, 1670 — Pomperaug Granted, and Settlement Commenced in 1672 — Fresh Arrivals Next Year — Pomperaug made a Town and called Woodbury in 1674 — Signification of the Name

CHAPTER LXXI. — Woodbury (Continued)

King Philip’s War in 167.”) — Inhabitants of Woodbury go back to Stratford — Orders of the General Court — Rev. Mr. Walker’s Letter — Inhabitants Return in 1677 — The First Three Corn-Mills — Town First Represented in the General Court in 1684 — Patent Granted to the Town in 1686 — General Court grants the North Purchase to the town in 1703 — Same Purchased of the Indians in 1710

CHAPTER LXXII. — Woodbury (Continued)

Character of the First Settlers — Capt. John Minor — Capt. William Curtiss — Hon. Samuel Sherman — Hon. John Sherman — Lieut. Joseph Judson — Lieut. Israel Curtiss — Col. Joseph Minor — Hackaliah Preston — Hon. William Preston

CHAPTER LXXIII. — Woodbury (Continued)

Home-Lots — Rev. Z. Walker’s House — Palisaded Houses — First School-House — Second, or Stoddard Parsonage — First Meeting-House — First Birth, Marriage, and Death — First Clothier — First Physician — First Blacksmith — First Divorce — Parson Stoddard Kills Two Indians-Wood Creek Expedition — Slavery
CHAPTER LXXIV. — Woodbury (Continued)
Character of Rev. Zechariah Walker — Rev. Anthony Stoddard Settled-Rev. Noah Benedict Settled — Half-Way Covenant Abolished, 1760 — Rev. Samuel R. Andrew Settled — Remaining Pastors of the Church — Recapitulation — Strict Congregational Church — Rev, Grove L. [Page ix] Brownell Settled — Rev. John Churchill Settled — W. L. R. Wychorf Settled — Episcopal Church — Methodist Church — Catholic Church

CHAPTER LXXV. — Woodbury (Continued)

French and Indian Wars — War of the Revolution — War Convention at Litchfield in. 1766 — Town-Meetings in 1774 — Ronton Alarm — Committee of Observation — Capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point by Woodbury Men — Woobury the Birthplace of Col. Ethan Allen, Co). Seth Warner, and Capt. Remember Baker — Tories — Events of 1775 — Events of 1770 — Events of 1777 — Events of 1778 — Shadrach Oaborn — Commissary Supplies — Events of 1779 — Events of 1780 — Volunteerstill New York should be taken — Events of 1781 and 1782 — Conclusion

CHAPTER LXXVI. — Woodbury (Continued)

List of Public Officers in Ancient Woodbury — Representatives, 1684-1881 — List of Soldiers in Fort William Henry Alarm — List of Soldiers in the Revolutionary War — List of Soldiers in the War of 1812 — Woodbury’s Roll of Honor — War of the Rebellion, 1861-65 — Alphabetical List of the Soldiers of Woodbury in the War of the Rebellion

Plan of Litchfield County, Connecticut

Plan of Litchfield County, Connecticut

Supplement

Biographical

  • Patridge Thatcher
  • Daniel Everitt
  • Tapping Reeve
  • John Allen
  • Barzillai Slosson
  • Samuel W. Sonthmayd
  • Jno. C. Smith
  • Nathaniel Smith
  • James Gould
  • Noah B. Benedict
  • Jaliez W. Huntington
  • Phineas Miner
  • Leman Church
  • Ansel Sterling
  • Stephen T. Hosmer
  • Jno. T. Peters
  • Asa Chapman
  • William Bristol
  • Jeremiah G. Brainard
  • David Daggett
  • John Welch
  • Jabez Swift
  • Adouijah Strong
  • Jos. Canfield
  • Martin Strong
  • Asa Bacon
  • Elisha Sterling
  • David S. Boardman
  • William G. Williams
  • John Strong, Jr.
  • Calvin Butler
  • Cyrus Swan
  • Jos. Miller
  • William M. Burrall
  • William Coggswell
  • Seth P. Beers
  • Perry Smith
  • Roger Mills
  • Michael F. Mills
  • Charles B. Phelps
  • Matthew Minor
  • Nathaniel P. Perry
  • Holbrook Curtis
  • William E. Curtis
  • Isaac Leavenworth and R.R. It. Hinman
  • Joseph II. Bellamy
  • Theodore North
  • William S. Holabird
  • George S. Boardman
  • John Elmore
  • Samuel Church
  • Gideon Hall
  • Truman Smith
  • Charles F. Sedgwick
  • George C. Woodruff
  • J.H. Hubbard
  • O.S. Seymour
  • Miles T. Granger
  • Henry B. Graves
  • William Cothren
  • George A. Hickox
  • Marcus A. Delavan
  • Jacob B. Harclenbergh
  • George Wheaton
  • F.D. Fyler
  • Augustus H. Fenn
  • A.P. Bradstreet
  • Augustus Pettibone
  • John B. Welch
  • L. W. Wessells
  • Julius Doming
  • Gideon H. Hollister
  • Hiram Stone
  • J.P. Brace
  • John Catlin
  • F.H. Catlin
  • Myron Oshorn
  • Amos Bissell
  • The Bissell Family
  • Eliada Kilhourn
  • Noah Guernsey
  • Guy Catlin
  • Henry W. Bnel
  • Payne B. Kilhourne
  • Daniel Sheldon
  • Samuel H. Dudley
  • Herman Beach
  • Charles D. Wheeler
  • Levi Coe
  • Jacob Morse
  • David M. Grant
  • The Plumb Family
  • Philip S. Beebe
  • George Dudley
  • John Boyd
  • James Welch
  • Jno. W. Bidwoll
  • Elliot Beardsley
  • William H. Phelps
  • John G. Wetmore
  • W. L. Gilbert
  • Elias E. Gilman
  • John Hinsdale
  • Harvey B. Steele
  • Henry Gay
  • Lyman Baldwin
  • David Strong
  • Samuel W. Coe
  • Franklin Moore
  • Charles Cook
  • Eugene Potter
  • J. H. Norton
  • William F. Hatch
  • Timothy Hulbert
  • E. Manchester
  • Theron Brouson
  • Henry H. Drake
  • William Lawrence
  • D. H. Stephens
  • James Allen
  • Glover Sanford
  • Lyman Smith
  • James H. Keeler
  • Henry Sanford
  • Marcus B. Mallett
  • Roswell Morris
  • John Wooster
  • U. H. Miner
  • A. C. Randall
  • Whiting G. Kellogg
  • Charles Hunt
  • Nathan Millard
  • Milo Holabird
  • Jonathan Bates
  • Pitkin Cowles
  • Edward A. Phelps
  • Reuben Rockwell
  • Timothy Persons
  • John S. Wheeler
  • Asaph O. Pinney
  • Solomon Sackett
  • Lucien O. Bass
  • Wm. P. Lawrence
  • Loren De Wolf
  • Luther Phelps
  • Harvey W. Pinney
  • Theodore S. Gold
  • The Harrison Family
  • John K. Harrison
  • Myron Harrison
  • Frederick Kellogg
  • Edwin White
  • Ezra D. Pratt
  • Isaac Marsh
  • The Noah Rogers Family
  • Sylvester H. Barhum
  • Charles N. Shepard
  • Henry Norton
  • Capt. William Gaylord
  • Moses Lyman
  • Erastus Lyman
  • The Waddam Family
  • Daniel N. Lucas
  • Frederick A. Lucas
  • F. E. Hurlbut
  • Henry G. Wright
  • Fessenden Ives
  • Norman Norton
  • William Norton
  • Charles L. Norton
  • Truman P. Clark
  • William L. Griswold
  • Acors W. Lawton
  • Rus Fuller
  • Russell Stone
  • Dan Throop
  • Phineas W. Camp
  • Lyman L. Griswold
  • Abel C. Tracy
  • William H. Farnham
  • John C. Smith
  • Henry Jones
  • The Goodwin Family
  • Charles F. Maxfield
  • Chester W. Oilman
  • E. M. Chapin
  • Ambrose S. Rogers
  • George Taylor
  • D. E. Soule
  • Albert N. Baldwin
  • George S. Noble
  • H. G. Sperry
  • Joseph Eldridge
  • Austin A. Spaulding
  • E. T. Butler
  • William Bennett
  • James Terry
  • Andrew Terry
  • Augustus C. Shelton
  • Byron Turtle
  • George Pierpont
  • Lyman D. Baldwin
  • William B. Fenn
  • Aaron P. Fenn
  • Oliver Smith
  • Charles Beardsley
  • George Hurlbut
  • John M. Holley
  • A. H. Holley
  • The Moore Family
  • Frederick Miles
  • Henry M. Knight
  • Peter P. Everts
  • Newton J. Reed
  • H. P. Harris
  • Daniel B. Cook
  • Robert Little
  • James M. Selleck
  • Erastus D. Goodwin
  • James Landon
  • Charles H. Bissell
  • John F. Cleaveland
  • Thomas N. Smith
  • John C. Jackson
  • John S. Jewett
  • Ralph Deming
  • Gamaliel Hi, St. John
  • The Peck Family
  • Lemuel Peck
  • Charles M. Parsons
  • F. L. Pierson
  • Samuel Skiff, Jr.
  • Gibbs W. Skiff
  • Seth B. St. John
  • Henry St. John
  • Samuel Dean
  • Asa Everitt
  • Ichabod S. Everitt
  • Augustus Everitt
  • Benjamin S. Reed
  • Seth Thomas
  • Seth Thomas, Jr.
  • Edward Thomas
  • Aaron Thomas
  • Thomas J. Bradstreet
  • William Woodruff
  • George W. Gilbert
  • Marcus Prince
  • Randal T. Andrews
  • Benjamin Platt
  • George B. Pierpont
  • Miles Morse
  • Israel B. Woodward
  • F. E. Warner
  • Henry F. Reynolds
  • William P. Judson
  • Hiram Pierce
  • Milo Burr
  • Jesse B. Rose
  • F. P. Hills
  • Orson Barber
  • William Hopkins
  • Daniel N. Brinsmade
  • Daniel B. Brinsmade
  • F. W. Gunn
  • Henry Upson
  • Gregory Seeley
  • Samuel J. Averill
  • Leman W. Cutler
  • Merrit Heminway
  • John De Forest
  • Samuel Elton
  • A. M. Hungerford
  • Eli Curtiss
  • Benjamin De Forest
  • E. B. Dickerman
  • Alanson Warren
  • Frederick Holcomb
  • E. C. Bowers
  • Caleb T. Hickox
  • William G. French
  • Frederick J. Partree
  • The Curtiss Family
  • Daniel Curtiss
  • Stanley E. Beardsley
  • Thomas Bull
  • Benjamin Fabrique
  • Horace Hurd
  • George B. Lewis
  • Harmon W. Shove
  • Joseph Battell
  • The Coe Family
  • Rufus Babcock

Park Cottage. Residence of George W. Phelps

Park Cottage. Residence of George W. Phelps

Illustrations

  • Outline Map of County,
  • Portrait of James Gould
  • Portrait of Ansel Sterling
  • Portrait of Michael F. Mills
  • Portrait of Holbrook Curtis
  • Portrait of William E. Curtis
  • Portrait of Charles F. Sedgwick
  • Portrait of O. S. Seymour
  • Portrait of George C. Woodruff
  • Portrait of John H. Hubbard
  • Portrait of M. T. Granger
  • Portrait of W. Cothren
  • Portrait of George Wheaton
  • Portrait of Augustus Pettibone
  • Portrait of Albert P. Bradstreet
  • Portrait of John Sedgwick
  • Portrait of John B. Welch
  • Portrait of L. W. Wessells
  • Portrait of Moses Seymour
  • Portrait of Julius Deming
  • Portrait of Hiram Stone
  • Portrait of J. P. Brace
  • Portrait of John Catlin
  • Portrait of F. H. Catlin
  • Portrait of Myron Osborn
  • Portrait of Amos Bissell
  • Portrait of Henry B. Bissell
  • Portrait of Eliada Kilbourn
  • Portrait of Noah Guernsey,
  • Portrait of Guy Catlin
  • Portrait of H. W. Buel
  • Portrait of Dan. Sheldon
  • Portrait of S. H. Dudley
  • Portrait of Heman Beach
  • Portrait of Charles D. Wheeler
  • Residence of Charles D. Wheeler
  • Residence of Levi Coe
  • Portrait of Levi Coe
  • Portrait of Jacob Morse
  • Portrait of David M. Grant
  • Portrait of Seth F. Plumb
  • Portrait of William Beebe
  • Portrait of Philip S. Beebe
  • Residence of George W. Phelps
  • Portrait of George Dudley
  • Portrait of Jno. Boyd
  • Portrait of W. H. Phelps
  • Portrait of James Welch
  • Portrait of J. W. Bidwell
  • Portrait of J. G. Wetmore
  • Residence of J. G. Wetmore
  • Portrait of William L. Gilbert
  • Portrait of Elias E. Oilman
  • Portrait of Harvey B. Steele
  • Portrait of Henry Gay
  • Portrait of John Hinsdale
  • Portrait of Lyman Baldwin
  • Portrait of David Strong
  • Portrait of Samuel W. Coe
  • Portrait of Franklin Moore
  • Portrait of Charles Cook
  • Portrait of J. H. Norton
  • Portrait of Eugene Potter
  • Portrait of W. F. Hatch
  • Portrait of Timothy Hulbert
  • Portrait of E. Manchester
  • Residence of E. Manchester
  • Portrait of Theron Bronson
  • Portrait of William Lawrence
  • Residence of L. S. Nash
  • Portrait of D. H. Stephens
  • Residence of James Allen
  • Portrait of James Allen
  • Portrait of Glover Sanford
  • Portrait of Lyman Smith
  • Portrait of James H. Keeler
  • Portrait of Marcus B. Mallett
  • Portrait of Henry Sanford
  • Portrait of Roswell Morris
  • Portrait of John Wooster
  • Portrait of Joel Miner
  • Portrait of U. H. Miner
  • Portrait of A. C. Kandall
  • Portrait of W. G. Kellogg
  • Portrait of Charles Hunt
  • Portrait of W.W. Millard
  • Portrait of Jonathan Bates
  • Portrait of Milo Holabird
  • Residence of E.A. Phelps
  • Portrait of E.A. Phelps
  • Portrait of Timothy Persons
  • Portrait of John S. Wheeler
  • Portrait of Reuben Rockwell
  • Portrait of A. O. Pinney
  • Portrait of Solomon Sackett
  • Portrait of William P. Lawrence
  • Portrait of L.O. Bass
  • Residence of L.O. Bass
  • Portrait of Loren DeWolf.
  • Portrait of Luther Phelps
  • Residence of Harvey W. Pinney
  • Portrait of T. S. Gold
  • Portrait of George C. Harrison
  • Residence of George C. Harrison
  • Portrait of John R. Harrison
  • Portrait of Myron Harrison
  • Portrait of Frederick Kellogg
  • Portrait of Edwin White
  • Portrait of E. D. Pratt
  • Portrait of Isaac Marsh
  • Portrait of Dwight Rogers
  • Portrait of Sylvester II. Barnum
  • Portrait of Charles N. Shepard
  • Portrait of Henry Norton
  • Portrait of William Gaylord
  • Portrait of Moses Lyman
  • Residence of Moses Lyman
  • Portrait of Erastus Lyman
  • Portrait of John M. Wadhams
  • Portrait of Daniel N. Lucas
  • Portrait of Frederick A. Lucas
  • Portrait of F. E. Hurlbut
  • Portrait o” Henry G. Wright
  • Portrait of Fessenden Ives
  • Residence of Fessenden Ives
  • Portrait of Norman Norton
  • Portrait of William Norton
  • Portrait of Charles L. Norton
  • Portrait of Truman P. Clark
  • Portrait of William L. Griswold
  • Portrait of Acors W. Lawton
  • Portrait of Rufus Fuller
  • Portrait of Russell Stone,
  • Portrait of Dan Throop
  • Portrait of P. W. Camp
  • Portrait of Lyman L. Griswold
  • Portrait of William H. Farnham
  • Portrait of Abel C. Tracy
  • Portrait of John C. Smith
  • Portrait of Henry Jones
  • Portrait of E. M. Chapin
  • Portrait of Caleb C. Goodwin
  • Portrait of Charles F. Maxfield
  • Residence of Charles F. Maxfield
  • Portrait of C. W. Gilman
  • Portrait of Ambrose S. Rogers
  • Residenceof Ambrose S. Rogers
  • Views of A. S. Rogers’ grounds
  • Portrait of George Taylor
  • Residenceof D. E. Soule
  • Portrait of D. E. Soule
  • Portrait of Albert N. Baldwin
  • Portrait of George H. Noble
  • Portrait of H. G. Sperry
  • Portrait of Joseph Battell
  • Portrait of Joseph Eldridge
  • Portrait of E. T. Butler
  • Residence of E. T. Butler
  • Residence Austin A. Spaulding
  • Portrait of Austin A. Spaulding
  • Portrait of William Bennett
  • Portrait of James Terry
  • Portrait of Andrew Terry
  • Portrait of A. C. Shelton
  • Portrait of Byron Tuttle
  • Portrait of George Pierpont
  • Portrait of L. D. Baldwin
  • Portrait of William B. Fenn
  • Portrait of Aaron P. Fenn
  • Portrait of Oliver Smith
  • Residence of Charles R. Hurd
  • Portrait of Charles Beardsley
  • Portrait of George Hurlbut
  • Portrait of Milo Barnum
  • Portrait of Leonard Richardson
  • Residence of A. H. Holley
  • Residence of Mrs. M. H. Williams
  • Portrait of John M Holley
  • Portrait of Alexander H. Holley
  • Portrait of Silas B. Moore
  • Portrait of Albert Moore
  • Portrait of Frederick Miles
  • Portrait of H. M. Knight
  • Portrait of Peter P. Everts
  • Portrait of Newton J. Reed
  • Portrait of H. P. Harris
  • Portrait of Daniel B. Cook
  • Portrait of Robert Little
  • Portrait of Albert Selleck
  • Portrait of James M. Selleck
  • Portrait of Erastus D. Goodwin
  • Portrait of James Landon
  • Portrait of Charles H. Bissell
  • Portrait of John F. Cleaveland
  • Portrait of Thomas N. Smith
  • Residence of John C Jackson
  • Portrait of John C. Jackson
  • Residence of S. B. Jewett
  • Portrait of John S. Jewett
  • Portrait of Ralph Deming
  • Portrait of Gamaliel H. St. John
  • Portrait of Enoch P. Peck
  • Portrait of Augustus L. Peck
  • Portrait of E. R. Peck
  • Portrait of Charles W. Peck
  • Portrait of Lemuel Peck
  • Portrait of Charles M. Parsons,
  • Portrait of Gibbs W. Skiff
  • Portrait of Samuel Skiff
  • Portrait of Frederick L. Pierson
  • Residence of Ichabod S. Everitt
  • Residence of Henry St. John
  • Portrait of Seth B. St. John
  • Portrait of Henry St. John
  • Portrait of Samuel Dean 597
  • Portrait of Ichabod S. Everitt
  • Portrait of Asa Everitt
  • Portrait of Augustus Everitt
  • Portrait of Benjamin S. Reed
  • Portrait of Seth Thomas
  • Portrait of Seth Thomas, Jr.
  • Portrait of Aaron Thomas
  • Portrait of Edward Thomas
  • Portrait of Thomas J. Bradstreet
  • Portrait of William Woodruff
  • Portrait of G. W. Gilbert
  • Portrait of Randal T. Andrews
  • Portrait of Marcus Prince
  • Portrait of Benjamin Platt
  • Portrait of George B. Pierpont
  • Portrait of Miles Morse
  • Portrait of Israel B. Woodward
  • Portrait of Henry F. Reynolds
  • Portrait of F. E. Warner
  • Portrait of William P. Judson
  • View of John Brown’s birthplace
  • Besidence of John M. Burr
  • Portrait of Milo Burr
  • Portrait of Jesse B. Rose
  • Portrait of Frederick P. Hills
  • Portrait of O. Barber
  • Besidence of H. H. Morehouse
  • Portrait of William Hopkins
  • Besidence of George C. Hopkins
  • Portrait of Daniel N. Brinsmade
  • Portrait of Daniel B. Brinsmade
  • Portrait of F. W. Gunn
  • Portrait of Henry Upson
  • Upson Seminary
  • Portrait of Gregory Seeley
  • Portrait of Samuel J. Averill
  • Residence of Buell Heminway
  • Residence of the late Eli Curtiss
  • Portrait of Leman W. Cutler
  • Portrait of Merrit Heminway
  • Portrait of John De Forest
  • Portrait of Samuel Elton
  • Portrait of A. M. Hungerford
  • Portrait of Eli Curtiss
  • Portrait of Benjamin De Forest
  • Portrait of E. B. Dickerman
  • Portrait of A. Warren
  • Portrait of Frederick Holcomb
  • Portrait of E. C. Bowers
  • Portrait of Caleb T. Hickox
  • Portrait of Dayton Mattoon
  • Portrait of Wm. G. French
  • Portrait of F. J. Partree
  • Portrait of John Curtiss
  • Portrait of Henry S. Curtiss
  • Portrait of Daniel Curtiss
  • Portrait of Stanley E. Beardsley
  • Portrait of Thomas Bull
  • Portrait of Benjamin Fabrique
  • Portrait of Horace Hurd
  • Portrait of H. W. Shove
  • Portrait of George B. Lewis

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