Plainfield, Connecticut, USA -
Plainfield, Connecticut, USA


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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

Depot, Plainfield, Conn.

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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Plainfield, Connecticut, USA? 

Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA
The history of Plainfield officially began with its incorporation by an act of the General Court of Connecticut in May 1699. In the year it was accepted by the legislature as a township and in the five decades preceding it, the area where Plainfield is located was known to European settlers as the Quinebaug country, an English transcription of the Indian name for the tribe or band of Native Americans inhabiting the area, and for the river which flows through eastern Connecticut before joining the Shetucket river at

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1770 - Plainfield Academy was founded in 1770, just prior to the Revolutionary War.
It’s purpose: “to provide improved facilities for the more complete education of the youth of the vicinity.” The founders, the Plainfield Academy Association, built a brick schoolhouse and organized a course of study “in the common English branches.” Town_History.html
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1819 - Plainfield
Plainfield, a post township, is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 41 miles east from Hartford, and 30 west from Providence; bounded on the north by Killingly, on the east by Sterling, on the south by Voluntown and Griswold, and on the west by Canterbury and Brooklyn. The township...Read MORE...

News  1825 - A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the same time arrested in Voluntown, Conn.
Salem Gazette
Salem, Massachusetts
September 20, 1825
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News  1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
Special to the New York Times.
NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield (Conn.) Hotel leaves is one that is likely to keep the courts busy for some time to come. Chickering was found dead in Albion yesterday, and there are...Read MORE...

Plainfield, a post-village of Windham Co., Conn., in Plainfield township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles NNE. of Norwich. It has manufactures of heaters and foundry products. The town also has manufactures of cottons and woollens, yarns, etc. Plainfield Academy is...Read MORE...

News  1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon Coffee who it is said, will not join the weavers union was the cause of a strike at the Lawton Cotton mills today, about 30 hands walking out when it...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 44 ancestors who were born in Plainfield, Connecticut, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Thomas Stevens (7 August 1689 - 8 December 1781) & Amy Fellows (25 February 1694 - )
married 8 November 1716

Samuel Hall (abt. 1692 - ) & Abigail Fellows (13 May 1701 - 24 September 1727)
married 4 January 1720

Isaac Fellows (25 March 1694 - ) & Abigail Hutchens (14 September 1698 - )
married 9 November 1721

Timothy Pierce (7 October 1698 - ) & Mary Wheeler (4 March 1703 - )
married 12 June 1723

John Fellows (3 March 1703 - 10 September 1757) & Jerusha Douglas (26 April 1706 - 26 November 1786)
married 22 October 1728

Nathan Fellows (1 September 1696 - ) & Priscilla Warren (6 October 1711 - )
married 29 January 1730

Thomas Stevens (16 April 1723 - 15 November 1755) & Lydia Pierce (1 November 1724 - )
married October 1742

George Loranger (9/16/1941 - 10/22/1995) & Patricia Brousseau (9/30/1942 - 2/28/2017)
married 6/3/1961

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