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Somers, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Somers, Connecticut, USA? 

Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, USA

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


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1713 - (Somers, CT) - Once a part of Massachusetts, men from Enfield moved to the area permanently and formalized the settlement in 1713.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/
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1734 - Somers, CT incorporated

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1749 - Somers became a part of Connecticut (along with Enfield, Suffield, and Woodstock)

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/
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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.
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News  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
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News  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
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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
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bliss
flag  Frank K. Bliss (1822, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 3 February 1877, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Cortis
flag  Phebe Cortis (1822, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 24 November 1882, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Ewing
flag  Asa H Ewing (1785, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1868, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

Haven
flag  Susan P. Haven (1818, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 18 December 1855, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Houghton
flag  Josephine A Houghton (1857, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 23 February 1880, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

Howard
flag  Aaron Howard (1792, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 7 February 1846, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Loomis
flag  Hariette A. Loomis (1815, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 10 April 1874, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)

Neff
flag  Harriet Leroux Neff (10 April 1921, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 16 September 2010, Newberry, Florida, USA)

Pease
flag  Lois Pease (1782, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 11 April 1865, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  Prudence Pease (1775, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 4 January 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Pinney
flag  Mary Pinney (1816, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1866, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Saxton
flag  Lydia A. Saxton (1816, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 13 March 1870, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Brace
  John Brace (1703, - 5 September 1784, Somers, Connecticut, USA)

Davis
  Cornelius Davis (1722, - 8 January 1778, Somers, Connecticut, USA)
  Isaac Davis (1716, - 4 November 1777, Somers, Connecticut, USA)
 


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