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Killingly, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Killingly, Connecticut, USA? 

Killingly is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. It consists of the borough of Danielson and the villages of Attawaugan, Ballouville, Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers, and South Killingly.

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Killingly’s first known settler was Richard Evans, who came from Rehoboth, Massachusetts in 1693. In the early 1700s other settlers came, mostly from the Boston area. Killingly was incorporated in 1708. At that time its borders extended from Plainfield to Massachusetts and included what is now Thompson and much of Putnam. The town’s earliest establishments included taverns, blacksmith shops, grist and saw mills. By 1770, William Danielson, later a Colonel in the militia, had established an iron works on the Five Mile River in present-day Danielson.

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1708 - (Killingly, CT) - Settled in 1700 and incorporated in 1708, the town began as several mill villages sited on its abundant waterways, including the Five-Mile and Quinebaug Rivers.

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News  1809 - On May 5, 1809, Mrs. Mary Kies of South Killingly was the first woman in the United States to receive a patent.
Her patent was for a new way to braid straw with silk and other threads in the making of women’s...Read MORE...

1819 - Killingly
Killingly, a flourishing agricultural and manufacturing post township, is situated in the eastern...Read MORE...

1916
Killingly, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Killingly township (town), 28 miles N. by E. of ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Aldrich
flag  Mary ALDRICH (1787, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 15 February 1866, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Backus
flag  William Henry BACKUS (20 July 1844, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 14 November 1926, Danielson, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

BALLARD
flag  Jacob BALLARD (10 March 1808, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 17 December 1875, Ware, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Barrows
flag  Keziah BARROWS (7 September 1757, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 9 July 1820, Hebron, Maine, USA)

Cady
flag  Damaris CADY (22 September 1717, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 4 February 1776, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)

Hewlett (Hulet)
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  John HEWLETT (HULET) (31 March 1756, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 26 August 1842, Brunswick, Medina, Ohio, USA) gravestone
flag  John HEWLETT (HULET) (8 September 1716, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 1805, Killingly, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Michael Powell HEWLETT (HULET) (15 December 1679, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - February 1774, Killingly, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Howe
flag  Perley HOWE (1710, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 10 March 1753, Killingly, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Sarah Alvira HOWE (9 November 1764, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 21 January 1797, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Mighill
flag  Ezekiel MIGHILL (31 December 1732, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 1815, Wallingford, Vermont, USA)

Plaice
flag  Elizabeth PLAICE (1813, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 5 October 1874, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Richmond
flag  James RICHMOND (6 October 1790, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 31 December 1873, Monson, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

SMITH
flag  Channing SMITH (12 November 1797, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 29 October 1878, Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Wilson
flag  Margaret WILSON (28 October 1729, Killingly, Connecticut, USA - 1821, Wallingford, Vermont, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1746
John HEWLETT (HULET) (8 September 1716 - 1805) & Sarah SEARLES (23 June 1723 - 21 January 1797)
married 4 December 1746

1765
Perley HOWE (3 February 1742 - 16 June 1795) & Tamar DAVIS (17 October 1745 - 31 December 1771)
married 12 January 1765

1959
Richard Dale BURRIS (28 September 1935 - 8 January 1971) & Marilyn Elaine MASON (1 October 1937 - 24 May 2014)
married 17 October 1959
 

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