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(Chatham)

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East Hampton, Connecticut, USA - Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co. Bell Manufacturers Established 1832 museumofcthistory.org

The Middlesex County town of East Hampton sits on the Connecticut River’s eastern bank and includes one of the state’s largest inland bodies of water, Lake Pocotopaug.
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Despite its name, East Hampton is about 35 miles southwest of Hampton.
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East Hampton Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co.
Bell Manufacturers
Established 1832
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East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co.
Bell Manufacturers
Established 1832
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The New Thread Factory. East Hampton, Conn.
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East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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The New Thread Factory. East Hampton, Conn.
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View of Factories, East Hampton, Ct.
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East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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View of Factories, East Hampton, Ct.
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Summit Thread Mills, East Hampton, Conn.
East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Summit Thread Mills, East Hampton, Conn.

"...The business of the Summit Thread Co. was established April 1, 1880. It's present officers are, Decevare KING, President, T. KING, Treasurer, Ernest G. CONE, Assistant Treasurer and Manager. These gentlemen also constitute the board of directors. The products of the company are machine silk and spool cotton, the latter being the leading feature of the business, having as an extended sale in the various lines of manufacturers requiring the use of thread..."

The Town of Chatham
Israel Foote Loomis
The Connecticut Magazine
Vol V., June 1899, No 6, p. 303 - 319
Bathing Beach, Clearwater Lodge
East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Bathing Beach, Clearwater Lodge
Main Street, from Center, looking North. East Hampton, Conn.
East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Main Street, from Center, looking North. East Hampton, Conn.
Mill, East Hampton, Conn.
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Mill, East Hampton, Conn.
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Carrier's Pavilion, Lake Pocotopaug, East Hampton, Conn.
East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Carrier's Pavilion, Lake Pocotopaug, East Hampton, Conn.

Discover East Hampton: History, News, Travel, and Stories

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1767 - (East Hampton, CT) - First called Chatham, the town incorporated in 1767.

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1819 - Chatham
Chatham is a flourishing post town, pleasantly situated upon the east side of Connecticut river, opposite Middletown, and 17 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Glastenbury, on the east by Marlborough and Colchester, on the south by East-Haddam and Haddam Neck, belonging to the town of Haddam, and on the west by Connecticut river.

The township has an average length of 9 miles, from north to south, and is more than 6 miles in breadth from east to west, comprising an area of about 56 square miles. The interior of the township is rough and broken, consisting of granitic hills, interspersed with inconsiderable vales. Upon Connecticut river, there is a considerable tract of alluvial, back of which, for nearly a mile, is an undulating argillaceous district, handsome and fertile, and corresponding with the geological character of the country upon Connecticut river. The termination of this tract forms the boundary between the argillaceous and granitic districts.

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East Hampton-based Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Co. has been producing bells of all kinds since its founding in 1832.

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1895 - East Hampton
East Hamp'ton, a post-village of Middlesex co., Conn., in Chatham township, on the Air-Line division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 9 miles E. of Middletown. It has 3 churches, a graded school, and manufactories of bells and silk-goods. Pop. about 1000. Here is an iron bridge or viaduct 1200 feet long and 140 feet high.
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
1915 - Chatham renamed East Hampton

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around East Hampton:
Air Line State Park Trail:

Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride along the Air Line State Park Trail. It's a former railroad line turned into a picturesque trail.

Sears Park:

Head to Sears Park for a day of family fun. This park offers a beach, picnic areas, and a playground for the kids.

Connecticut River:

Explore the Connecticut River. You can take a boat tour or simply relax by the riverbanks.

Chatham Historical Society Museum:

Dive into the local history at the Chatham Historical Society Museum. Learn about the town's past through exhibits and artifacts.

Day Pond State Park:

If you love the outdoors, Day Pond State Park is perfect for hiking and picnicking. The serene pond adds to the charm.

Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park:

For a bit of adventure, visit the Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park. It offers activities like zip-lining, rock climbing, and swimming in a water-filled quarry.

Angelico's Lake House:

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorStephen BRAINARD (27 February 1699, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA (Goodspeed's Landing) (Moodus) (Leesville) (Hadlyme) - 30 March 1794, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorJames ACKLEY (17 July 1707, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA (Goodspeed's Landing) (Moodus) (Leesville) (Hadlyme) - 31 December 1777, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorNathaniel FOOTE (28 May 1712, Colchester, Connecticut, USA (Westchester) - 9 May 1811, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorChristopher COMSTOCK (1720, - 30 October 1802, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorJoseph RANSOM (1721, - 17 March 1797, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorThomas WILLIAMS (1729, - 25 February 1806, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorJohn HINCKLEY (10 February 1729, - 24 May 1811, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorBryan PARMELE (1733, - 6 January 1817, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))
male ancestorElkanah SEARS (12 April 1734, Harwich, Massachusetts, USA (N., S., E., W.) (Harwichport) (Pleasant Lake) - 24 November 1816, East Hampton, Connecticut, USA (Chatham))

Ancestors Who Were Married in East Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorElijah SMITH (10 May 1742 - 28 May 1797) and female ancestorDeborah GATES (21 July 1750 - 16 March 1773) married 2 December 1771

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