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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Woodbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
The founders of Ancient Woodbury came from Stratford in the 1670s. Ancient Woodbury consisted of the present towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem, most of Washington and parts of Middlebury and Oxford.

Two groups of settlers came from Stratford. One, a group of religious dissidents unhappy with the church in Stratford, was led by Woodbury’s first minister, Reverend Zachariah Walker. The second group, led by Deacon Samuel Sherman, had been given approval by the general court to purchase land from local Native Americans in order establish a new settlement. The two groups, consisting of fifteen families (about fifty people), arrived in Ancient Woodbury, known as “Pomperaug Plantation, early in 1673.
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Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Glebe House, Woodbury, Conn.
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Glebe House, Woodbury, Conn.

"Site of the first episcopal election in the United States. Built around 1750, Glebe House was the rectory for St.... Read MORE...
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Main Street (1905)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Main Street (1905)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - Scene Near the Old Orton Tavern, Woodbury, Conn. (1917)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Scene Near the Old Orton Tavern, Woodbury, Conn. (1917)
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - King Salomon Lodge
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

King Salomon Lodge

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1673 - Two groups, consisting of fifteen families (about fifty people), arrived in Ancient Woodbury, known as “Pomperaug Plantation", early in 1673.
In 1673 the original settlers of Woodbury drew up an agreement called the “Fundamental Articles,”...Read MORE...

1783 - Protestant Episcopal Church
Meeting of 10 Anglican clergy at Glebe House, Woodbury, leads to consecration of Bishop Samuel...Read MORE...

1818 - First Congregational Church built in Woodbury

1819 - Woodbury
Woodbury is a flourishing post town, situated on the southern border of the county, 36 miles from...Read MORE...

News  1833 - Robbery
The Post Office at Woodbury, Conn. was broken open on the night of the 28th ult. and robbed of all...Read MORE...

1839 - Masonic Temple built in Woodbury

Great Freshet, Nov. 13, 1853.
This was by far the largest and most destructive freshet that the town has suffered since its first ...Read MORE...

1906
Woodbury, a post-village in Woodbury township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., in a beautiful valley, ...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1670
Joseph HURLBUT (19 October 1644 - 13 July 1732) & Rebecca BROWN (1652 - 2 February 1711)
married 15 December 1670

1680
John SHERMAN (8 February 1650 - 13 December 1730) & Elizabeth THORNE (abt. 1653 - 1 October 1744)
married 1680

1698
Joseph HURLBUT (1677 - 21 June 1729) & Mary CASTLE (19 September 1678 - 2 February 1711)
married 17 May 1698

1739
Abijah STODDARD (28 February 1718 - 6 May 1776) & Eunice CURTIS (20 May 1720 - 10 October 1794)
married 1 August 1739

1746
Elisha BAKER (6 October 1724 - 1 August 1797) & Phebe NICHOLS (1722 - 20 September 1796)
married 28 October 1746

1772
Eli STODDARD (17 June 1748 - 1796) & Abigail HURLBUT (21 August 1747 - 18 December 1803)
married 24 December 1772

1785
Jonas MINOR (31 March 1762 - 8 May 1823) & Anna MARTIN (1769 - 28 December 1821)
married 26 October 1785

1811
Minot SMITH (abt. 1787 - 16 March 1858) & Electa MINOR (20 March 1799 - 18 December 1855)
married 26 June 1811
 

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