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 - Great Harbor, Leetes Island, Guilford, Conn.
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Great Harbor, Leetes Island, Guilford, Conn.
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Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Club House and Cottages, Sachem Head
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
People, Pictures and News From the Past

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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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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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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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bushnell
America/USA  Abigail Bushnell (27 July 1677, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - , )
America/USA  Judith Bushnell (14 September 1679, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - , )

Chittenden
America/USA  Mary Chittenden (17 August 1647, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 9 March 1712, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Cotton
America/USA  Elizabeth Cotton (5 August 1663, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - September 1743, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Hebert
America/USA  Pierre Hebert (abt. 1760, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 8 February 1810, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)*)

Leete
America/USA  Gideon Leete (5 May 1731, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 13 June 1793, Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  Gideon Leete (4 February 1702, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 21 December 1786, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  John Leete (4 January 1673, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 18 May 1731, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  John Leete (1639, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 25 November 1692, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Matthews
America/USA  Thomas Matthews (9 September 1676, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - , )

Parmelee
America/USA  Barbara Parmelee (23 June 1689, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 26 September 1774, Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  Joel Parmelee (31 July 1679, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 20 July 1748, Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA)

Plaine
America/USA  Hannah Plaine (1638, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1688, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Smith
immigrant - US to Canada   Jean Baptiste Smith (26 July 1777, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 2 March 1818, St-Luc, Québec, Canada*)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bushnell
immigrant 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)

Chittenden
America/USA  Mary Chittenden (17 August 1647, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 9 March 1712, 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)

Hubbard
immigrant England  George Hubbard (1620, England (Great Britain) (United Kingdom) - 23 May 1683, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Kirby
America/USA  Hannah Kirby (2 March 1649, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - October 1717, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Leete
America/USA  John Leete (4 January 1673, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 18 May 1731, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  John Leete (1639, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 25 November 1692, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Lewis
America/USA  Mary Lewis (January 1653, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 30 January 1741, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Munson
America/USA  Hannah Munson (11 June 1648, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1695, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Parmelee
immigrant England  John Parmelee (15 February 1615, Durham, Surrey, England - 31 January 1689, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Payne
immigrant England  Anne Payne (31 July 1621, Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire, England - 1 September 1688, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Penfield
America/USA  Samuel Penfield (January 1653, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1711, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Plaine
America/USA  Hannah Plaine (1638, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1688, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1658
John Parmelee (15 February 1615 - 31 January 1689) & Hannah Plaine (1638 - 8 January 1688)
married 9 February 1658

1670
John Leete (1639 - 25 November 1692) & Mary Chittenden (17 August 1647 - 9 March 1712)
married 4 October 1670

1698
John Leete (4 January 1673 - 18 May 1731) & Sarah Allen (20 October 1675 - 8 March 1712)
married

1769
John Smith (abt. 1743 - abt. 1814) & Anastasie Hébert (abt. 1743 - 7 April 1814)
married 18 December 1769
 




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