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Newtown, Connecticut, USA - Fabric Fire Hose Co., Sandy Hook, Conn.

The board game "Scrabble" was named and developed in Newtown by James Brunot, who purchased the property in 1948.

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Newtown, Connecticut, USA

Fabric Fire Hose Co., Sandy Hook, Conn.

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

The Hawley Manor, Newtown, Connecticut

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Newtown, Connecticut, USA

Parker House, Newtown, Conn.

"... During the 1880s – two hotels on Main Street, Dick's Hotel (at the present library site, later the "Newtown Inn") and the Grand Central Hotel (near the crossroads, later the "Parker House") built to handle the summer boarders..."

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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Newtown, Connecticut, USA

Center, Sandy Hook, Conn.

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  • 1711 - Settled from the town of Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was originally a stronghold for Tory sentiment during the Revolutionary War. towns-page/ newtown/
  • Newtown residents in large part aligned with the British during the Revolutionary War.
  • 1819 - Newtown
    Newtown, a flourishing post town, is pleasantly situated in the northern section of the county, on the southwestern border of the Ousatonick river, 48 miles southwest from Hartford, and about 26 miles northwest from New-Haven; bounded on the northwest by Brookfield, on the northeast and east by the Ousatonick river, which separates it from Southbury, in New-Haven county, on the southeast by Huntington and Weston, and on the southwest by Reading and Danbury.

    The township lies in a triangular form and comprises an area of about 50 square miles, having an average length from northwest to southeast of about 8 miles, and a mean breadth of more than 6 miles...
    A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
  • 1839 - Newtown
    Newtown, Connecticut
    Fairfield county. This town was incorporated in 1708. It is watered by Patatuck river, the Indian name of the place. It lies 25 miles W.N.W. from New Haven, 10 E. from Danbury, and 22 N. from Fairfield. Population, 1830, 3,100.—The surface of the town is hilly; many of the eminences are extensive and continuous. The soil is principally a gravelly loam, generally fertile and productive. It is well adapted to the culture of grain, and is also favorable for fruit, there being many valuable orchards in the town. The borough if Newtown is beautifully situated on high ground; it commands an extensive prospect and contains some handsome buildings.

    The flourishing village of Sandy Hook is situated about 1 1/ 2 miles N.E. of the central part of Newtown, at the foot of a rocky eminence or bluff, from the top of which is a fine prospect of the surrounding country. A fine mill stream (the Patatuck) runs in a northerly course through the village, at the base of the cliff,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Newtown
    Newtown, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Connecticut, on the Housatonic railroad, 24 miles W. N. W. from New Haven. It consists of one long street, and has 4 churches and about 80 dwellings. Population of the town ship, 3338.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bead at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
    He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 4, 1869
  • 1895 - Newtown / Sandy Hook
    Newtown, a post-village in Newtown township, Fair field co., Conn., on a high hill, and on the Housatonic Railroad, 19 miles N. by W. of Bridgeport, and about 9 miles E. of Danbury. It has a newspaper office, 3 churches, a savings-bank, and an academy. The township is bounded N.E. by Housatonic River, and contains a village named Sandy Hook. Pop. of the township, 4500. It has manufactures of buttons, combs, wool hats, and belting.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
    DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at 7:25 this evening directly in front of the station at Sandy Hook.

    An excursion train of fourteen cars running from the Fair Grounds to Waterbury, failed to take a siding, it is alleged and crashed into the regular west-bound train standing in front of the station, discharging passengers. The engines on both trains were considerably damaged, but the first car on the excursion train was crushed, and the inside, which was crowded, was a mass of splinters, broken glass, and shrieking, wounded men and women.

    Miss Mamie Quinlan of Naugatuck, aged twenty-two, who occupied a seat near the front end of the car, was so seriously injured that she died a few moments later injured that she died a few moments later in the station. Her companion, Michael Melia, was injured, but not seriously. Hardly a person in ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Newtown, a banking post-borough in Newtown township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a high hill and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 19 miles N. of Bridgeport. The town is bounded NE. by the Housatonic River. Pop. of the town in 1900, 3276; of the borough, 254.
    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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorJohn BRISTOL (BRISTOW) (4 September 1659, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Westville) - 1735, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
female ancestorAbigail ALLEN (5 December 1680, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1755, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
male ancestorJoseph PECK (25 February 1680, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 5 December 1739, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
female ancestorAbigail BALDWIN (3 September 1682, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook) - 24 June 1739, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
male ancestorCaleb BALDWIN (1703, - 9 March 1772, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
male ancestorJoseph PECK (2 October 1707, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 31 March 1780, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
female ancestorRebecca SHEPHERD (1 November 1710, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 31 October 1733, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
male ancestorJohn BEERS (1710, - 12 April 1786, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))
male ancestorGideon BOTSFORD (1711, - 22 September 1781, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook))

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male ancestorJoseph PECK (2 October 1707 - 31 March 1780) and female ancestorRebecca SHEPHERD (1 November 1710 - 31 October 1733) married 20 June 1732
male ancestorAaron PECK (21 January 1733 - 13 February 1804) and female ancestorDeborah HAZEN (22 February 1743 - 12 February 1804) married 1752
male ancestorDavid BOSTWICK (24 April 1721 - 1759) and female ancestorHannah DUNNING (1735 - 17 October 1789) married 1753
male ancestorJoseph SMITH (15 March 1730 - 10 August 1810) and female ancestorJemima HUBBELL (August 1731 - 4 January 1818) married 13 June 1754
male ancestorIsaac CROFUT (26 May 1766 - 8 March 1851) and female ancestorTarhphena HULL (2 December 1769 - 26 December 1813) married 8 March 1787
male ancestorAlonzo BEERS (19 August 1793 - 15 July 1873) and female ancestorFlora GLOVER (13 October 1795 - 8 August 1875) married 31 March 1813
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