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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Danbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Danbury, in Fairfield County, is located in southwest Connecticut, on the Still River. It was named in 1687, incorporated in 1702, and chartered as a city in 1889. During the Revolutionary War, Danbury was a supply depot for the Continental army...http://connecticuthistory.org/


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Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street looking North
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street looking North
Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Fair Grounds, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Fair Grounds, Danbury, Conn.

"The Danbury Fair was a yearly exhibition in Danbury, Connecticut. It was begun in 1821 as an agricultural fair, but... Read MORE...
Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Hotel Green, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Hotel Green, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street, Danbury, Conn.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA - Methodist Church and City Hall
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Methodist Church and City Hall

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1777 - Danbury, An important military depot for the American Revolutionary armies was burned and looted in April 1777 by the British under Major General William Tryon.

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1819 - Danbury
Danbury, the semi-seat of justice of the county, and a flourishing agricultural and manufacturing...Read MORE...

1859
DANBURY, a township, semi-capital of Fairfield co. in the state of Connecticut, 68 m. SW of...Read MORE...

News  1869 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER. BREAKING OF DAM AT DANBURY, CONN. - HOUSES AND BRIDGES SWEPT AWAY - TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Danbury, Conn., Monday, Feb. 1.

The most terrible disaster that has ever occurred in Danbury...Read MORE...

News  1878 - Many funny fancies have come from Danbury, Conn.
At least one funny fact comes from the same town. A Danbury man hired his divorced wife to attend...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Hat-Making was first begun in Danbury, Conn., in 1780, the factory there employing three workmen and turning out three hats a day. There are now employed 1,800 persons, and they make 17,400 hats a day.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 6, 1880
News  1888 - On the 30th ult. the Tweedy Manufacturing Company's hat factory at Danbury, Conn., the largest in America, shut down for the first time in twenty years.
Eleven hundred employes were thrown out of work.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 5, 1888
News  1890 - FIRE BUGS IN DANBURY. TWO BIG CONFLAGRATIONS STARTED IN ONE NIGHT.
DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 21. - A fire bug got in some effective work here Saturday night and Sunday...Read MORE...

News  1896 - $150,000 BLAZE IN DANBURY.
Fifteen Buildings Destroyed - Firemen, Hatter, and Woman Hurt.

DANBURY, Conn., March 3. - The...Read MORE...

News  1896 - DANBURY'S FIRE. The Total Loss Inflicted Will Reach Fully $70,000.
Danbury, Conn., April 23. - The fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed Mackinzie & Sons' and...Read MORE...

1916
Danbury, dan'ber-e, a city, one of the capitals of Fair field co., Conn., on the New York, New...Read MORE...

News  1927 - DANBURY BOY MAY LIVE AFTER CRASH
Struck by Truck, While Riding Bicycle, Boy May Recover.

DANBURY June 2 - (By Special...Read MORE...

1965 - December 4 - 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Beebe
flag  Lemuel BEEBE (14 April 1743, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 4 April 1813, Bethel, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Benedict
flag  Russell BENEDICT (1798, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 26 September 1880, Canandaigua, New York, USA)

Comstock
flag  Daniel F. COMSTOCK (1809, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1875, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Gaul
flag  George GAUL (1802, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - October 1850, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Gregory
flag  E. Nathan GREGORY (1758, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 31 October 1845, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))

Richmond
flag  Elizabeth RICHMOND (16 February 1770, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 11 July 1855, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton))

Wood
flag  Daniel WOOD (25 September 1751, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 21 September 1829, Danbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Eli WOOD (22 March 1794, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 24 November 1855, Benton, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1777
Daniel WOOD (25 September 1751 - 21 September 1829) & Wealthy MANROW (15 October 1759 - 10 July 1818)
married 13 May 1777

1843
Eli Taylor TROWBRIDGE (2 October 1803 - 3 March 1871) & Eliza JUDD (23 December 1804 - 4 July 1868)
married 4 October 1843
 

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