Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - Old Sun Tavern, Fairfield, Conn. One of the houses left standing when Fairfield was burned by the British. About 1776.
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Old Sun Tavern, Fairfield, Conn. One of the houses left standing when Fairfield was burned by the British. About 1776.
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - Memorial Fountain, Fairfield, Conn.
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Memorial Fountain, Fairfield, Conn.
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - Public Library, Fairfield, Conn.
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Fairfield, Connecticut, USA? 

Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is situated along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Fairfield is a town of many neighborhoods, two of which -- Southport and Greenfield Hill -- are notably affluent. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 57,340. In July 2006, Money Magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth "best place to live" in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast. This is primarily due to its affluence, low crime rate, excellent public school system, suburban character, scenic location on the Long Island Sound, and proximity to New York. The town was also listed among the "preppiest" places in the United States in the tongue-in-cheek 1980s best-seller The Official Preppy Handbook.

It considers itself the "dogwood capital of the world," and each spring a Dogwood Festival takes place in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood.wikipedia


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1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.
[After invading New Haven,] the British rejoin their ships on July 6, then sail for Fairfield, where they arrive on July 8. The inhabitants flee. Easily dispensing a few militia, Tyron [New York Governor, British Major General William Tyron] destroys a number of municipal buildings, 54 barns, 47...Read MORE...


1819 - Fairfield
Fairfield, an ancient maritime post town, and the semi-seat of justice of the county, is pleasantly situated upon Long Island sound, 21 miles west from New-Haven, and 58 northeast from New-York; bounded northwesterly by Norwalk and Weston, northeasterly by Startford, southeasterly by Long Island...Read MORE...


1859
FAIRFIELD, port of entry as well as semi-cap. of Fairfield county in the state of Connecticut, 58 m. SW of Hartford, and 21 m. SSW of New Haven. Its surface is undulating, and the soil fertile and well-cultivated. Pop. 3,654. The village, consisting of a single street, contains about 100 dwellings.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1873 - At Fairfield, Ct., mother learned of her daughter's contemplated elopement, and on the night of the proposed flight she put laudanum in the girl's tea.
The latter fell asleep and did not wake until next morning, and in the meantime the young Romeo got tired of waiting and went home disgusted.
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Times-Picayune
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May 04, 1873
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News  1901 - KILLED BY A CAVE-IN - THREE BURIED ALIVE AND NINE INJURED IN A CUT IN CONNECTICUT.
Fairfield, Conn., July 16. - A cave-in of earth and timbers at a cut made by workmen who were preparing for the foundation of the Uncowa Reservoir Dam, which is being built for the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, killed three men and injured nine others, one of whom may die.
All the killed and...Read MORE...



News  1911 - TRIPLE WRECK IS DEADLY
Four Freight Trains Demolished and Five Men Killed.

FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 7. - One of the most, disastrous freight wrecks in the history of the New Haven railroad occurred near here early today, when four freight trains piled into each other, killing five men, injuring at least seven, two...Read MORE...



1916
Fairfield, a post-village and summer-resort of Fairfield co., Conn., in a township (town) of the same name, on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 52 miles NE. of New York. The town has manufactures of rubber and paper goods. Pop. in 1900, 4489.
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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1927 - FOUR HURT WHEN CAR STRIKES POLE
Fairfield Man Is Taken to Hospital after Accident Here.

Four persons were injured last night when a joy ride abruptly ended as the large automobile in which they were riding was nearly demolished when it struck a telephone pole on the Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. One of the victims is a...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Burr
America/USA  Joanna Burr (1676, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 1 September 1749, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Couch
America/USA  Eunice Couch (2 March 1707, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 7 December 1789, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Dickerson
America/USA  Abigail Dickerson (1645, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - December 1725, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

Dubois
America/USA  William Doric Dubois (15 March 1895, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 2 June 1987, Chester, Connecticut, USA)

Wheeler
America/USA  Nathaniel Wheeler (abt. 1647, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 16 January 1676/77, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Ruth Wheeler (abt. 1653, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 9 February 1740, Concord, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Thomas Wheeler (abt. 1650, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 17 January 1676, , Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bernard
immigrant England  Mary Bernard (1620, , England - 1677, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Burr
immigrant England  Jehue Burr (1625, , England - 31 October 1692, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Couch
America/USA  Eunice Couch (2 March 1707, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 7 December 1789, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Cyrus
 World War I Soldier America/USA  Charles William Cyrus (19 August 1893, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - 3 February 1951, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Dickerson
immigrant England  Thomas Dickerson (5 October 1595, , England - 11 September 1658, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Feige
America/USA  William Edward Feige (4 May 1920, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - 21 March 1996, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Gould
America/USA  Betsey Gould (1 March 1774, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 3 August 1848, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Hurlbut
America/USA  Thomas Hurlbut (1650, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1697, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Mallory
America/USA  Zaccheus Mallory (22 May 1699, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 1735, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Prudden
America/USA  Elizabeth Prudden (11 March 1642, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 1685, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Sherman
America/USA  Roger Minot Sherman (22 May 1773, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA - 30 December 1844, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

UNKNOWN
immigrant England  Mary UNKNOWN (1619, , England - 1667, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

Windsor
America/USA  Alice Windsor (5 July 1896, , Connecticut, USA - 19 May 1993, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1669
John Birdseye (28 March 1641 - 9 January 1697) & Phebe Wilcoxson (31 August 1650 - 20 September 1743)
married 11 December 1669
 




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