Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Glebe House, Woodbury, Conn.
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Glebe House, Woodbury, Conn.

"Site of the first episcopal election in the United States. Built around 1750, Glebe House was the rectory for St. Paul's Church, Woodbury. The Rev. John Rutgers... Read MORE...

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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street (1905)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street (1905)
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Scene Near the Old Orton Tavern, Woodbury, Conn. (1917)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Scene Near the Old Orton Tavern, Woodbury, Conn. (1917)
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - King Salomon Lodge
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

King Salomon Lodge
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Woodbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
The founders of Ancient Woodbury came from Stratford in the 1670s. Ancient Woodbury consisted of the present towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem, most of Washington and parts of Middlebury and Oxford.

Two groups of settlers came from Stratford. One, a group of religious dissidents unhappy with the church in Stratford, was led by Woodbury’s first minister, Reverend Zachariah Walker. The second group, led by Deacon Samuel Sherman, had been given approval by the general court to purchase land from local Native Americans in order establish a new settlement. The two groups, consisting of fifteen families (about fifty people), arrived in Ancient Woodbury, known as “Pomperaug Plantation, early in 1673.
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1673 - Two groups, consisting of fifteen families (about fifty people), arrived in Ancient Woodbury, known as “Pomperaug Plantation", early in 1673.
In 1673 the original settlers of Woodbury drew up an agreement called the “Fundamental Articles,” which proclaimed that as many settlers as could be accommodated would be welcomed to the new settlement. The Fundamental Articles stated that expenses of establishing the settlement would be shared by...Read MORE...


1783 - Protestant Episcopal Church
Meeting of 10 Anglican clergy at Glebe House, Woodbury, leads to consecration of Bishop Samuel Seabury and beginning of Protestant Episcopal Church in United States.
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1818 - First Congregational Church built in Woodbury

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1819 - Woodbury
Woodbury is a flourishing post town, situated on the southern border of the county, 36 miles from Hartford, 25 from New-Haven, and 15 from Litchfield; bounded on the north by Washington and Bethlem, on the east by Watertown and Middlebury, in New-Haven county, on the south by Southbury, and on the...Read MORE...


News  1833 - Robbery
The Post Office at Woodbury, Conn. was broken open on the night of the 28th ult. and robbed of all the letters received, and those deposited the day previous for the southern mail. A part of the letters were subsequently found, broken open, in the grave yard.
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Brattleboro Messenger
Brattleboro, Vermont
July 06, 1833
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1839 - Masonic Temple built in Woodbury

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Great Freshet, Nov. 13, 1853.
This was by far the largest and most destructive freshet that the town has suffered since its first settlement. A continued torrent of water fell for several hours, raising the river and streams to a point three feet higher than was known by the "oldest inhabitant," and three feet higher than the...Read MORE...


1906
Woodbury, a post-village in Woodbury township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., in a beautiful valley, on the Pomeraug River, 12 miles W. of Waterbury. The town has woollen-mills, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1988.
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


Baker
flag  Elisha Baker (6 October 1724, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1 August 1797, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Ira Baker (16 September 1764, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1843, Somerset, New York, USA)

Brown
flag  Rebecca Brown (1652, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 February 1711, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Castle
flag  Mary Castle (19 September 1678, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 February 1711, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Culver
flag  Nathan Culver (1756, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 March 1836, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Curtis
flag  Eunice Curtis (20 May 1720, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 October 1794, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Fitch
flag  Hannah Fitch (23 April 1786, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 13 April 1866, ) gravestone

Hurlbut
flag  Aaron Hurlbut (April 1719, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 2 July 1791, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Abigail Hurlbut (21 August 1747, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 18 December 1803, )
flag  Joseph Hurlbut (19 October 1644, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 13 July 1732, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Thomas Hurlbut (1650, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1697, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Manvile
flag  Lydia Manvile (1822, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 11 July 1849, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Minor
flag  Jonas Minor (31 March 1762, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 8 May 1823, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Mitchell
flag  Elizabeth Mitchell (28 August 1780, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 June 1825, White Plains, New York, USA)
flag  John Mitchell (1754, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 15 July 1825, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Sherman Mitchell (2 July 1782, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1823, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA)

Nichols
flag  Phebe Nichols (1722, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 20 September 1796, Benson, Rutland, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Patten
flag  Thomas Patten (1757, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 10 March 1838, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Sherman
flag  Mary Sherman (1 March 1691, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 12 January 1720, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Skeels
flag  David Skeels (16 May 1746, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 17 January 1833, Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Stoddard
flag  Abijah Stoddard (28 February 1718, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 6 May 1776, Crown Point, Essex, New York, USA)
flag  Eli Stoddard (17 June 1748, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1796, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Thompson
flag  Charles Thompson (18 February 1780, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 5 December 1817, ) gravestone

Tyler
flag  Artemus Tyler (1792, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 31 March 1868, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

UNKNOWN
flag  Elizabeth UNKNOWN (1720, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 24 March 1791, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1670
Joseph Hurlbut (19 October 1644 - 13 July 1732) & Rebecca Brown (1652 - 2 February 1711)
married 15 December 1670

1680
John Sherman (8 February 1650 - 13 December 1730) & Elizabeth Thorne (abt. 1653 - 1 October 1744)
married 1680

1698
Joseph Hurlbut (1677 - 21 June 1729) & Mary Castle (19 September 1678 - 2 February 1711)
married 17 May 1698

1739
Abijah Stoddard (28 February 1718 - 6 May 1776) & Eunice Curtis (20 May 1720 - 10 October 1794)
married 1 August 1739

1746
Elisha Baker (6 October 1724 - 1 August 1797) & Phebe Nichols (1722 - 20 September 1796)
married 28 October 1746

1772
Eli Stoddard (17 June 1748 - 1796) & Abigail Hurlbut (21 August 1747 - 18 December 1803)
married 24 December 1772

1785
Jonas Minor (31 March 1762 - 8 May 1823) & Anna Martin (1769 - 28 December 1821)
married 26 October 1785

1811
Minot Smith (abt. 1787 - 16 March 1858) & Electa Minor (20 March 1799 - 18 December 1855)
married 26 June 1811
 




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