Somers was originally part of the Agawam Plantation in the 17th century. Agawam Plantation became Springfield, Massachusetts in 1641 and in 1682, the Enfield Parish broke off from the Springfield settlement. In 1706, the first settler came to Somers in what was then East Enfield. In the year 1734, Somers became a town and was named after John Somers, 1st Baron Somers. In the year 1749, Somers joined the Connecticut Colony...wikipedia
1819 - Somers Somers is situated in the northwest corner of the county, being 22 miles northeast from Hartford, 12 miles southeast from Springfield, in Massachusetts, and 56 miles west from Providence.
It is bounded north on Massachusetts line, south on Ellington, east on Stafford, and west on Enfield, in...Read MORE...
1838 - Four Town Fair Four Town Fair was established in 1838. Added: 11/19/2013 10:08:32 AM - 1 Updated: 2/6/2014 1:37:23 PM - 1
1878 - The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits, and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost of four dollars. The Herald inquires if it would not be well to have all burials in towns and cities conducted "on this considerate and Christian principle of equality and economy." St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan September 28, 1878 Added: 4/28/2014 3:34:58 PM - 1 Updated: 6/16/2014 10:00:25 AM - 1
1895 - A Horrible Death. SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz saw, and he was drawn over the sharp teeth. His head was severed from his body and the latter was badly mutilated. The Fitchburg Sentinel Fitchburg, Massachusetts April 18, 1895 Added: 11/20/2013 9:28:35 PM - 1 Updated: 6/16/2014 10:00:50 AM - 1
1906 Somers, a post-village in Somers township (town), Tolland co., Conn., 22 miles NE. of Hartford. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1593. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906 Added: 10/25/2014 1:41:15 PM - 1 Updated: -
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Asa H Ewing
(1785, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1868, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)
Josephine A Houghton
(1857, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 23 February 1880, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)
(1792, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 7 February 1846, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )
Harriet Leroux Neff
(10 April 1921, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 16 September 2010, Newberry, Florida, USA)
(1782, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 11 April 1865, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )
(1775, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 4 January 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )
(1816, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1866, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )
Ancestors Who Died Here
(16 December 1693, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 14 December 1780, Somers, Connecticut, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
Cemeteries in Somers, Connecticut, USA
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