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Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity)

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Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Woodbridge is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the wealthiest towns in Connecticut, and is home to many of the faculty of Yale University. The town center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Woodbridge Green Historic District.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - Elioenai Clark Tavern
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity)

Elioenai Clark Tavern

"A place of much historic interest, now somewhat remodeled, is what was the old Elioenai Clark tavern, on the Litchfield... Read MORE...
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - Sperry Pool, Woodbridge, Conn.
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity)

Sperry Pool, Woodbridge, Conn.
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - (1910)
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity)


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1650 - Richard Sperry, Ralph Lines, and other settlers from New Haven take up residence in what is now southeast Woodbridge. historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
In 1661, the town (present day Woodbridge) was the location of one of the hideouts of the "Regicides" — three of the judges who signed the death warrant for King Charles I of England.
1734 – Settlers in area northwest of New Haven, now Woodbridge but then called Chestnut Hill, receive winter preaching privileges because of the difficulty of traveling to New Haven. historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
1738 – Amity Parish is incorporated by the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony. The Parish territory includes most of the present townships of Bethany and Woodbridge. historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
1742 – Amity Parish Congregational Meetinghouse is built on what is now the Woodbridge Town Green; Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge is the first minister. historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
1836 - Woodbridge
WOODBRIDGE was incorporated as a town in 1784. It was original ly a parish by the name of Amity,...Read MORE...

1839 Description of Woodbridge, Connecticut
Woodbridge, Ct.

New Haven co. The territory of this town belonged to the towns of New...Read MORE...

News  1878 - Strange Fire
The wife of a hard working German farmer at Woodbridge, Conn., during her husband's absence last...Read MORE...

Woodbridge, a township (town) of New Haven co., Conn., 6 miles NW. of New Haven. Pop. in 1900, 852.
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

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Joel HINE (30 January 1752, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 20 June 1826, Bethany, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Harvey HOTCHKISS (7 September 1781, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 9 December 1855, Bethany, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Silliman HOTCHKISS (1785, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 27 August 1842, Bethany, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Benjamin LINES (1 January 1694, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , )

flag  Daniel LOUNSBURY (31 January 1748, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, USA)

American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Isaac NEWTON (bef. 2 September 1744, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 1812, Goshen, Connecticut, USA)

American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Abram (Abraham) SMITH (30 May 1760, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 19 April 1849, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Ann SMITH (16 May 1780, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , )
flag  Daniel SMITH (14 January 1784, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , )
flag  Ezekiel SMITH (1 August 1781, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 9 December 1825, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Isaac SMITH (3 May 1787, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 2 November 1868, Woodstock Township, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA)
flag  John SMITH (12 September 1782, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - 15 April 1851, )
flag  Josiah SMITH (13 June 1788, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , )
flag  Sarah SMITH (26 June 1785, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - , )

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 86 ancestors who died in Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Ezekiel SMITH (23 December 1740 - 1797) & Anna PLATT (7 October 1751 - )
married 22 August 1779

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