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Hampton, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Hampton, Connecticut, USA? 

Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Settled in the early years of the 18th century as Windham Village, the first settlers were primarily farmers, whose immediate work was to clear and plow the land, plant crops, dig root cellars, and build houses, barns, and sheds. They also harnessed water power to run the grist and saw mills...

In 1786, when the Town of Hampton was incorporated; its citizens were farmers, tradesmen, merchants, teachers, lawyers, pastors, and doctors. There were mills along the Little River as early as 1718, making cider, shingles, and cotton. There was a tannery and factories that made pins, buttons, rakes, spectacles, hats, and silver spoons. There were one-room schools for the children and inns for travelers. And in the Winter, local ponds were used to supply ice to everyone who owned an ice house...hamptonct.org/ AboutHampton.htm


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1786 - Called variously Canada Parish, Kennedy, and Windham Village, Hampton, CT was incorporated in 1786 from parts of Brooklyn, Canterbury, Mansfield, Pomfret, and Windham.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ hampton/
1819 - Hampton
Hampton is a post township, situated near the centre of the county, 8 miles northeast from Windham, ...Read MORE...

1836 - Hampton
HAMPTON originally belonged to the towns of Windham and Pornfret. It was incorporated as a town in...Read MORE...

1859
HAMPTON, a township in Windham co., in Connecticut, 41 m E of Hartford. Pop. 1,666.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
In 1872, the New York & New England Railroad brought tourism to this agricultural community, turning Hampton into a summer colony.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ hampton/
1916
Hampton, a post-township (town) of Windham co., Conn., about 18 miles N. of Norwich. Hampton...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Abbott
flag  John ABBOTT (27 September 1741, Hampton, Connecticut, USA - 18 July 1778, Plains, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA)

Edwards
flag  Jesse Covell EDWARDS (4 June 1889, Hampton, Connecticut, USA - 21 January 1955, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

Fuller
flag  Alice FULLER (22 February 1741, Hampton, Connecticut, USA - 1 June 1816, Plains, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 

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