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Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Canterbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA
The area was first settled in the 1680s as Peagscomsuck, consisting mainly of land north of Norwich, south of New Roxbury, Massachusetts (now Woodstock, Connecticut) and west of the Quinebaug River and the Plainfield Settlement. In 1703 it was officially separated from Plainfield and named as the Town of Canterbury. wiki/ Canterbury,_Connecticut

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Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - Old Prudence Crandall School, Canterbury, Conn.
Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

Old Prudence Crandall School, Canterbury, Conn.

"A Quaker abolitionist and teacher, Prudence Crandall bravely defied prevailing patterns of racial ... Read MORE...
Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - Canterbury Green, Main St. Looking North.
Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

Canterbury Green, Main St. Looking North.
Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - First Congregational Church, Canterbury Green, Conn.
Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

First Congregational Church, Canterbury Green, Conn.

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1703 - First settled as a part of Plainfield in the late 1600s, it was officially separated and named Canterbury in 1703, becoming the state’s 38th town. towns-page/ canterbury
1819 - Canterbury
Canterbury is a post township, 40 miles east from Hartford; bounded on the north by Brooklyn, on...Read MORE...

1831 - (Canterbury, CT) - In 1831 Prudence Crandall opened a private school for girls but when she allowed—and then focused exclusively on—education for young African American women, informal and legal protests began.
A mob attack forced the school’s closure in 1834. towns-page/ canterbury/
News  1833 - June 27 - Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
June 27, 1833
CANTERBURY, a township of Windham co., in the state of Connecticut, 12 m. N or Norwich. On the E it ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years
An old man in Canterbury, Conn., seventy-five years of age, died recently and was buried in a suit...Read MORE...

Canterbury, kan'ter-ber-e, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Canterbury township (town), on...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Elizabeth ADAMS (25 July 1705, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )

flag  Sarah BACKUS (5 April 1711, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )

flag  Orelia BUTTS (1795, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 17 January 1876, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Bethiah CARTER (9 February 1707, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  John CARTER (24 February 1709, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 26 August 1776, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Aaron CLEVELAND (3 June 1730, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 26 March 1778, , Connecticut, USA)

flag  Festus FOSTER (1777, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 30 April 1846, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

 flag  Samuel HUNTINGTON (16 October 1723, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 20 March 1797, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Margery PELLET (1770, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - 11 May 1847, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  John PIKE (23 July 1707, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Lydia PIKE (3 April 1748, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - April 1850, Greene, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 126 ancestors who died in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

John PIKE (23 July 1707 - ) & Sarah BACKUS (5 April 1711 - )
married 9 July 1729

Isaiah WILLIAMS (15 October 1721 - 15 August 1793) & Abigail KNIGHT (12 January 1723 - 9 August 1813 )
married 5 May 1744

Cemeteries in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

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