Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Old Stone House (Erected 1639)
Guilford, Conn.
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Old Stone House (Erected 1639)
Guilford, Conn.
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Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA?  In May of 1639, a band of puritans, led by the Reverend Henry Whitfield, left England to seek religious freedom in the New World. They set sail for Quinnipiac (now called New Haven) and arrived there later that Summer.

After negotiating with the local Native Americans, who were represented by their squaw sachem (female chief) Shaumpishuh, the group purchased land halfway between New Haven and Saybrook. There they established the plantation of Menuncatuck, which would later be known as Guilford.
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1639 - Gulford, CT is settled
Originally called Menunkatucket, the Quinnipiac sold it, along with land stretching from present day Niantic to Branford, to Puritans led by Henry Whitfield. It was settled in 1639, renamed Guilford, and admitted to New Haven Colony in 1643.
connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ guilford/
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1643 - First church built on the "green" in Guilford

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1743 - Protestant Episcopal Church built in Guilford

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1771 - (Guilford, CT) - St. Alban's Masonic lodge, F. A. & M. was instituted in 1771.

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1793 - (Guilford, CT) - When Nicholas Loysel, a Frenchman, learned of the beheading of King Louis XVI of France, he painted his house black. It remained that way for many years.

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1819 - Guilford
Guilford, and ancient and populous maritime post township, is situated upon Long-Island sound, 15 miles east of New-Haven, and 35 south from Hartford; bounded on the north by Durham, on the east by Hammonassett river, which separates it from Killingworth, on the south by Long Island sound, and on th...Read MORE...


1838 - Guilford Methodist Church organized

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1847 - The first iron foundry in Guilford was established at Jones' Bridge in 1847.

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1858 - Justice?
Justice must move very slowly in Guilford, Conn. Some six weeks ago, a girl was charged with stealing a diamond pin worth $100, and was committed to await her trial for the theft. The pin, which had not been stolen, but only lost, was found within ten days after the charge was made, and yet, it is s...Read MORE...


1859 - Guilford Fair
The first Guilford Fair was held in the fall of 1859. It was run by the Guilford Agricultural Society.
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1859
GUILFORD, a township in New Haven co., Connecticut, 52 m. S of Hartford. Pop. 2,421.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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1868 - The oldest house in the United States
is believed, by some to be a stone edifice in Guilford, Conn. It was built in 1640, the stone being brought on hand-barrows from a ledge at some distance from the site of the building. The cement with which the walls were laid up is said to be harder than the stone itself. The first wedding in Guilf...Read MORE...


1869 - Fitz Greene Halleck Monument
The monument erected to the memory of Fitz Greene Halleck, at Guilford, Conn., was dedicated on the 8th, with appropriate ceremonies. About 3,000 persons were in attendance.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 17, 1869
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1875 - Savings Bank founded in Guilford, CT

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1877 - Shore Line Sentinel (weekly newspaper) began publishing in Guilford

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1881 - The canning industry came to Guilford in 1881 with the opening of Sachem's Head Canning Company.

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1891 - Guilford Free Library constructed

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1894 - (Guilford, CT) - Charles H. Scholey purchased the Shore Line Times from Rev. E. M. Jerome of Fair Haven, and brought the newspaper operation to Guilford.

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1910 - Population of Guilford, CT is 3,001

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
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1916
Guilford, a banking post-borough of New Haven co., Conn., in Guilford township (town), on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles E. of New Haven. It has a foundry, wagon-wheel and canning-factories. Guilford was the birthplace of Fitz- Greene Halleck. Pop. in 1900...Read MORE...



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Bushnell
England  Francis Bushnell (1580, England (Great Britain) (United Kingdom) - 13 October 1646, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Carney
America/USA  Helen Carney (22 August 1889, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 10 November 1982, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Griswold
America/USA  Joseph Benjamin Griswold (26 September 1691, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA - 18 April 1771, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
 


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