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Lebanon, Connecticut, USA - Revolutionary War Office, Lebanon, Conn.

Jonathan Trumbull Sr., the governor of Connecticut at the time of the Revolutionary War, was from Lebanon. Trumbull was one of a very few Colonial governors to join the revolution on the side of independence.

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Lebanon Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Revolutionary War Office, Lebanon, Conn.
Lebanon, Connecticut, USA

Revolutionary War Office, Lebanon, Conn.
Jonathan Trumbull Tomb, Lebanon, Ct.
Lebanon, Connecticut, USA

Jonathan Trumbull Tomb, Lebanon, Ct.

"...Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, the only Colonial Governor to support the war for independence... Under Governor Trumbull's leadership, Connecticut was credited with providing more than half of the provisions to the Continental Army..."

Lebanon, Connecticut, USA

"Main Building" Grand Lake Lodge, Lebanon, Conn.

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Incorporated in 1700, Lebanon was the first settlement in the Connecticut Colony that received a biblical name. towns-page/ lebanon/
1819 - Lebanon
Lebanon, a post town, is situated 30 miles southeast from Hartford. It is bounded north on Columbia, east on Windham and Franklin, south on Franklin, Bozrah and a part of Colchester, west on Colchester and Hebron. The township is of an average length of more than 7 miles from northeast to southwest, and nearly 7 miles in breadth, from northwest to southeast, containing nearly 49 square 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 - Lebanon
Lebanon, Connecticut
New London county. Lebanon lies 30 miles S.E. from Hartford and 10 N.W. from Norwich. First settled about 1700. Population, in 1830, 2,554. The surface of the town is uneven—moderately hilly. The soil is of a chocolate color;—a rich deep mould, very fertile, and well adapted for grass. Husbandry is the principal business of the inhabitants. The village is on a street more than a mile in length, wide, pleasant and interesting: it was the residence of the Trumbull family, celebrated for their genius and patriotism. On the family tomb, in the village, is the following inscription to the memory of the first governor Trumbull.

"Sacred to the memory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq. who, unaided by birth or powerful connexions, but blessed with a noble and virtuous mind, arrived to the highest station in government. His patriotism and firmness during 50 years employment in public life, and particularly in the very important part he acted in the American Revolution, as... Read MORE...

1854 - Lebanon
Lebanon, a post-village of New London county, Connecticut, 27 miles E. S. E. from Hartford. It consists principally of one fine street, 30 rods in breadth, and a mile in length. Population of the township, 1901.
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.
1871 - Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 2, 1871
1895 - Lebanon
Lebanon, a post-village of New London co., Conn., in Lebanon township, 2 miles W. of Lebanon Station on the New London Northern Railroad, which is 6 miles S. of Willimantic, and 27 miles E.S.E. of Hartford. It has some manufactures of wool, &c. Pop. of the township, 2211.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Lebanon:
The Town Green:

Start your exploration by taking a stroll through the Town Green. It's a lovely area with a gazebo and benches, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Governor Trumbull's House:

Visit the historic Governor Trumbull's House, also known as Lebanon's Revolutionary War Office. It's an essential piece of American history, and guided tours are available.

Lebanon Historical Society Museum:

Dive deeper into Lebanon's history by checking out the Lebanon Historical Society Museum. Learn about the town's past through exhibits and artifacts.

Jonathan Trumbull Library:

If you're a book lover, spend some time at the Jonathan Trumbull Library. It's not just about books; they often host community events and activities.

Farming and Agriculture:

Lebanon has a strong agricultural tradition. Depending on the season, consider visiting local farms. Many have pick-your-own options, and some even offer tours.

Lebanon Farmers Market:

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

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female ancestorSarah Elizabeth CLARK (1610, , England (United Kingdom) - 1712, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJames FITCH (24 December 1622, Bocking, Essex, England - 18 November 1702, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorDorcas SPRAGUE (1632, , Massachusetts, USA - 15 August 1702, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorRuth PARTRIDGE (1645, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury) - 30 October 1717, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn SPRAGUE (1656, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury) - 6 March 1728, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorLydia UNKNOWN (18 July 1658, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury) - 17 July 1725, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn HUTCHINSON (1658, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 21 December 1719, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJonathan CRANE (1 December 1658, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 12 March 1735, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn BISSELL (26 January 1660, Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Poquonock) - 1740, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Lebanon, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorNathaniel FITCH (10 October 1679 - 4 May 1759) and female ancestorAnne ABELL (2 April 1681 - 3 July 1728) married 10 December 1701
male ancestorJonathan LYMAN (1 January 1684 - 11 August 1753) and female ancestorLydia LOOMIS (15 April 1686 - 10 July 1776) married 10 July 1706
male ancestorWilliam SLADE (1693 - 1 June 1777) and female ancestorThankful HUTCHINSON (1693 - 5 January 1753) married 12 July 1716
male ancestorJohn BLISS (25 December 1695 - 20 September 1747) and female ancestorHannah TICKNOR (17 October 1697 - 1767) married 21 February 1719
male ancestorSamuel HUNTINGTON (28 August 1691 - 3 July 1785) and female ancestorHannah METCALF (17 January 1701/02 - 14 October 1791) married 4 December 1722
male ancestorAaron FISH (1693 - ) and female ancestorIrene SPRAGUE (1697 - ) married 9 July 1723
male ancestorBenjamin BISSELL (22 March 1700 - 9 August 1758) and female ancestorMary WATTLES (11 March 1709 - 1 April 1751) married 17 July 1728
male ancestorSilas Bradford NEWCOMB (2 September 1717 - 24 May 1773) and female ancestorSubmit PINEO (PINNEO) (19 October 1717 - 12 February 1804) married 1 March 1739
male ancestorJohn ALDEN (23 July 1716 - 2 May 1764) and female ancestorElizabeth RIPLEY (4 November 1724 - 26 March 1789) married 9 October 1744

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