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Somers, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Somers, Connecticut, USA? 

Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, USA

Somers was originally part of the Agawam Plantation in the 17th century. Agawam Plantation became Springfield, Massachusetts in 1641 and in 1682, the Enfield Parish broke off from the Springfield settlement. In 1706, the first settler came to Somers in what was then East Enfield. In the year 1734, Somers became a town and was named after John Somers, 1st Baron Somers. In the year 1749, Somers joined the Connecticut Colony...wikipedia

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Somers, Connecticut, USA - Congregational Church
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Somers, Connecticut, USA - Village Centre. Somers, Conn.
Somers, Connecticut, USA

Village Centre. Somers, Conn.
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1713 - (Somers, CT) - Once a part of Massachusetts, men from Enfield moved to the area permanently and formalized the settlement in 1713. towns-page/ somers/
1734 - Somers, CT incorporated towns-page/ somers/
1749 - Somers became a part of Connecticut (along with Enfield, Suffield, and Woodstock) towns-page/ somers/
1819 - Somers
Somers is situated in the northwest corner of the county, being 22 miles northeast from Hartford,...Read MORE...

1838 - Four Town Fair
Four Town Fair was established in 1838.
News  1878 - The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits,
and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost ...Read MORE...

News  1895 - A Horrible Death.
SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his...Read MORE...

Somers, a post-village in Somers township (town), Tolland co., Conn., 22 miles NE. of Hartford....Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Frank K. BLISS (1822, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 3 February 1877, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Phebe CORTIS (1822, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 24 November 1882, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Asa H EWING (1785, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1868, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  Susan P. HAVEN (1818, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 18 December 1855, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Josephine A HOUGHTON (1857, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 23 February 1880, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Aaron HOWARD (1792, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 7 February 1846, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Hariette A. LOOMIS (1815, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 10 April 1874, Granville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Harriet Leroux NEFF (10 April 1921, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 16 September 2010, Newberry, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag  Lois PEASE (1782, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 11 April 1865, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  Prudence PEASE (1775, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 4 January 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Mary PINNEY (1816, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 19 December 1866, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Lydia A. SAXTON (1816, Somers, Connecticut, USA - 13 March 1870, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

  John BRACE (1703, - 5 September 1784, Somers, Connecticut, USA)

  Cornelius DAVIS (1722, - 8 January 1778, Somers, Connecticut, USA)
  Isaac DAVIS (1716, - 4 November 1777, Somers, Connecticut, USA)

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