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East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
When the Connecticut Valley became known to Europeans around 1631, it was inhabited by what were known as the River Tribes — a number of small clans of Native Americans living along the Great River and its tributaries. Of these tribes the Podunks occupied territory now lying in the towns of East Hartford and South Windsor, and numbered, by differing estimates, from sixty to two hundred bowmen. They were governed by two sachems, Waginacut and Arramamet, and were connected in some way with the Native Americans who lived across the Great River, in what is now Windsor. The region north of the Hockanum River was generally called Podunk; that south of the river, Hockanum; but these were no certain designations, and by some all the meadow along the Great River was called Hockanum.

In 1659, Thomas Burnham (1617–1688) purchased the tract of land now covered by the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford from Tantinomo, chief sachem of the Podunk Indians. Burnham lived on the land and later willed it to his nine children. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of East Hartford, Manchester, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.wikipedia


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East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - Comstock Hall
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1775 - Gun Powder Mill
First gun powder mill in Connecticut started in East Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History
1819 - East Hartford
East-Hartford, a post town of Hartford county, is pleasantly situated on the east side of...Read MORE...

1859
HARTFORD (East), a township of Hartford co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., on the E side of...Read MORE...

1907 - Boy Scout Troop
The first Boy Scout Troop in Connecticut (Troop 1) was established in East Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History
1916
East Hartford, a post-village of East Hartford town ship (town), Hartford co., Conn., is on the E....Read MORE...

News  1922 - East Hartford Has $50,000 Fire.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 28. - Fire early today badly damaged the Garvan block here, with a loss...Read MORE...

2006 - East Hartford
"East Hartford was settled in 1639 when Podunk Indians went to Massachusetts to solicit settlers to ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ahl
flag  Arline Beatrice AHL (5 April 1901, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 24 November 1994, Meriden, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Tryphena Ophelia AHL (26 November 1895, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 14 August 1980, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)) gravestone

Bissell
flag  Fanny BISSELL (1790, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 4 August 1879, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Blessing
flag  Lillian Augusta BLESSING (3 March 1908, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 31 July 2003, Norton, Massachusetts, USA)

Butler
flag  Delia BUTLER (1804, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 10 December 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Crawford
flag  Charles Collins CRAWFORD (17 February 1943, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 30 April 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Easton
flag  Mabel EASTON (1725, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 28 October 1767, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Forbes
flag  Rebeckah FORBES (29 November 1744, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 13 February 1801, Tolland, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hills
flag  Sarah HILLS (abt. 1665, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - , )

House
flag  Clarence Delmore HOUSE (23 January 1891, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - , )

Larabee
flag  Charles R. LARABEE (1824, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 8 March 1863, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Moulton
flag  George M MOULTON (1827, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 16 August 1873, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

Olmstead
flag  Samuel OLMSTEAD (abt. 1649, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 13 January 1726, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Porter
flag  Isaac PORTER (1756, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 April 1847, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)) gravestone
flag  Lyman PORTER (1800, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 28 September 1854, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Roberts
flag  Ephraim ROBERTS (1799, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1876, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  Ephriam ROBERTS (1769, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 April 1853, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  George R. ROBERTS (1811, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 11 August 1873, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  Reuben ROBERTS (1775, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 25 October 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag  Sallie M. ROBERTS (1802, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 27 December 1871, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Williams
flag  Nancy B. WILLIAMS (1788, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 7 February 1866, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )
flag  Solomon WILLIAMS (1752, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 9 November 1834, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

Wyles
flag  John WYLES (1792, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 October 1875, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Ahl
flag  George Nicholas AHL (30 July 1862, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - 28 January 1920, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Bavier
flag  Olive Reeves BAVIER (2 November 1903, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 19 June 1987, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Blessing
flag  Constance Grace BLESSING (17 August 1926, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA - 1 March 2005, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Frank BLESSING (18 November 1889, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 1 January 1939, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Hazel Katherine BLESSING (19 July 1913, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 28 January 1994, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Robert Frank BLESSING (17 August 1921, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 7 June 2001, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Thelma Louise BLESSING (13 February 1923, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA - 23 September 2002, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 World War I Soldier flag  Theodore Roosevelt BLESSING (7 September 1899, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 13 October 1964, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Crouss
 flag  Ophelia Louisa CROUSS (January 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) - 8 April 1916, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

EASTON
flag  Mabel EASTON (1725, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 28 October 1767, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Goodwin
  Damaris GOODWIN (1738, - 18 October 1773, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Merritt
World War II Soldier flag  George Edward MERRITT (13 December 1922, Troy, New York, USA - 12 June 1997, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
  George Edward MERRITT (9 October 1950, - 19 September 2008, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Munsell
flag  Mary MUNSELL (7 April 1729, Lyme, Connecticut, USA - 10 March 1818, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Porter
immigrant flag  John PORTER (21 June 1594, Felstead, Essex, England - 12 April 1648, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Pratt
 flag  Raymond Aubrey PRATT (12 August 1914, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - 20 July 1970, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

SMITH
flag  Gideon SMITH (1709, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 25 July 1772, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Stafford
immigrant flag  Mary Ellen STAFFORD (3 March 1889, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland - March 1980, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Williams
  Timothy WILLIAMS (abt. 1700, - 31 May 1759, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1917
Harold Clifton BEEBE (26 July 1893 - 16 May 1986) & Tryphena Ophelia AHL (26 November 1895 - 14 August 1980)
married January 1917
 

Cemeteries in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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