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Windsor, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Windsor, Connecticut, USA? 

Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Windsor, Connecticut's first community, was launched in 1633 when settlers sailed from Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts to establish themselves at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers. The Native Americans referred to this area as Matianuck.

The Reverend John Warham and 60 members of his congregation, a church organized in England in 1630, arrived two years later, and renamed the settlement Dorchester. A final name change to Windsor was decreed in 1637 by the colony's General Court.

Windsor has been the home of one Governor, two Lieutenant Governors, two Secretaries of the State, and one State Treasurer. Its original land has been used to spin off no less than 20 other Connecticut towns, in whole or part, from Litchfield and Torrington to the west, to Tolland in the east. For approximately 100 years (1830-1930) woolen mills and paper mills located on the Farmington River in the Poquonock and Rainbow sections of Windsor provided employment for up to 500 people. Historically, Windsor's economy has been dominated by two pursuits: tobacco farming and brickmaking (since 1675). In its heyday, there were more than 40 brickyards in Windsor. The last one disappeared in the 1960's. The first tobacco crop was planted in 1640 with seeds brought to Connecticut from the Virginia tobacco plantations.

Currently Windsor's industrial base encompasses a wide range or products and services, including insurance, software development, energy research and development, and manufacturing of nuclear reactors, engine components, and about/ index.htm

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1633 - The English build a trading post in the area where the Farmington River empties into the Connecticut River. This site later becomes the Town of Windsor.
Early Settlers of Connecticut subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut

Timeline of Connecticut History
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1636 - Additional "Founders" of Windsor arrive. By the end of April 1636 most of the congregation of the Dorchester, Massachusetts, church settles in what is now Windsor.
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Timeline of Connecticut History
Added: 3/28/2013 3:26:25 PM - 1  Updated: 6/4/2015 8:38:05 AM - 1

1839 Description of Windsor, Connecticut
Windsor, Ct.

Hartford co. This most ancient town in Connecticut is situated on the west side of Connecticut river, 6 miles N. from Hartford. Population, 1830, 3,220. The surface of the town is generally level, having some extensive plains. The soil is various, and free from stone : some of...Read MORE...

Hartford, Conn., Sunday, July 18.
A fire broke out in the barn of the Windsor Hotel, in Windsor, owned by MESSRS. GRISWOLD & GILLETTE, about 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, which soon spread to the hotel. A steam fire engine was sent up by railroad from this city, but before the flames could be...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Long-term Subsrciber
David Osborne, of Windsor Ct., has taken the Hartford Courant for 79 years.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 21, 1871
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News  1871 - Tried to Poison Her Sister
Mrs. Stiles, of Windsor, Conn., is under arrest fro sending poisoned confectionery to her sister, Mrs. E. R. Pitkin, of South Windsor, a few weeks ago. Investigation is said to prove that she was instigated by jealousy of Mrs. Pitkin, who captured Mr. Pitkin thirty years ago when she wanted him...Read MORE...

News  1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing
A case illustrative of the power of drink to deaden the sensitiveness to pain occurred at Windsor, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one of the mills, while drunk and lying on the track, was run over by the train and lost a leg. The accident was not discovered until the next morning,...Read MORE...

Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township (town) Hartford co., Conn. on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Farmington River, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 6 miles N. of Hartford. It has manufactures of cigars and a canning-factory. Windsor was settled in...Read MORE...

News  1930 - Houses and Tobacco Sheds Burned in Forest Blaze at Windsor, Ct.; Loss $40,000
Fire Departments of Five Towns Battle Spreading Flames for Hours--Seven Tons of Tobacco Ready for Delivery Destroyed--Pines on Watershed Lost.

Windsor, Ct., May 4. - A forest fire which went over 150 acres of land burned for five hours this afternoon along the Windsor, Windsor Locks and East...Read MORE...

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Jeffrey Baker (abt. 1617 - 7 July 1655) & Joan Rockwell (25 April 1625 - 16 September 1665)
married 15 November 1642
William Filley (abt. 1617 - 2 February 1642) & Margaret Cockney (abt. 1621 - 1665)
married abt. 1642

Matthew Grant (27 October 1591 - 16 December 1681) & Susannah Capen (11 April 1602 - 13 November 1666)
married 29 May 1645

Christopher Huntington (25 July 1624 - 1691) & Ruth Rockwell (16 August 1633 - 14 February 1683)
married 7 October 1652
Isaac Sheldon (abt. 1629 - 27 July 1708) & Mary Woodford (24 January 1635 - 17 April 1684)
married 17 April 1652

John Moses (1630 - 14 October 1683) & Mary Brown (abt. 1633 - 14 September 1689)
married 18 May 1653

Walter Gaylord (28 December 1617 - 9 August 1689) & Sarah Rockwell (21 July 1638 - 17 August 1683)
married 22 March 1659
Timothy Thrall (25 July 1641 - June 1697) & Deborah Gunn (9 August 1642 - 17 January 1694)
married 10 November 1659
Mark Kelsey (abt. 1628 - 27 February 1723) & Rebecca Hoskins (1634 - 28 April 1683)
married 8 March 1659

Samuel Rockwell (28 March 1631 - 1711) & Mary Norton (7 May 1630 - aft. 1711)
married 7 April 1660
Thomas Maskell (1638 - 12 August 1671) & Bethia Parsons (21 May 1642 - 18 April 1681)
married 10 May 1660

Joseph Barnard (1 January 1652 - 6 September 1695) & Sarah Strong (4 March 1656 - 10 February 1733)
married 13 January 1675

John Thrall (5 June 1671 - 17 April 1732) & Mindwell Moses (13 December 1676 - 2 September 1750)
married 6 January 1697

John Slade (4 July 1727 - 17 March 1797) & Martha Abbe (1 March 1728 - 22 August 1795)
married 12 September 1751

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