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Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Stonington, Connecticut, USA? 

Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA
The first European colonists established a trading house in the Pawcatuck section of town in 1649. The present territory of Stonington was part of lands that had belonged to the Pequot people, who referred to the areas making up Stonington as Pawcatuck (Stony Brook to the Pawcatuck River) and Mistack (Mystic River to Stony Brook). It was named "Souther Towne" or Southerton by Massachusetts in 1658, and officially became part of Connecticut in 1662 when Connecticut received its royal charter. Southerton was renamed "Mistick" in 1665 and again renamed Stonington in 1666. Thomas Miner, Walter Palmer, William Chesebrough and Thomas Stanton were the founders. The town of North Stonington was set off as a parish from Stonington in 1724 and incorporated as a town in 1807.wikipedia


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Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Water Street looking North
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Water Street looking North
Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Water St. Looking South
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Water St. Looking South
Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Steamboat Landing
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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1819 - Stonington
Stonington, a flourishing post town, is situated in the southeast corner of the State, being 55...Read MORE...

1820 - Antarctica discovered
Captain Nathaniel Palmer of Stonington discovers the continent of Antarctica.
Timeline of Connecticut History
News  1880 - Huge Estate
The estate of the late Charles P. Williams, of Stonington, Conn., is appraised at $2,250,000,...Read MORE...

News  1885 - Italian Musicians
A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now ...Read MORE...

1906
Stonington, a banking post-borough, port of entry, and resort of New London co., Conn., in...Read MORE...

News  1912 - EXPRESS WRECK KILLS THREE
Signal Out of Order on New Haven Road at Stonington.

STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1659
Thomas HEWITT (abt. 1630 - 1662) & Hannah PALMER (15 June 1634 - 25 August 1681)
married 26 April 1659
Robert FOOTE (8 December 1627 - 1681) & Sarah POTTER (22 August 1641 - 23 August 1706)
married 6 August 1659

1662
Nehemiah PALMER (2 November 1637 - 17 February 1717) & Hannah Lord STANTON (21 March 1647 - 17 October 1727)
married 20 November 1662

1667
Gershom PALMER (14 June 1644 - 27 September 1718) & Ann Borodell DENISON (20 May 1649 - 17 November 1706)
married 28 Novmeber 1667

1678
Edmund FANNING (November 1650 - 1 July 1715) & Margaret BILLINGS (1659 - 1715)
married 13 August 1678

1683
John COLE (14 February 1652 - 22 December 1721) & Mary GALLUP (abt. 1665 - )
married abt. 1683
Benjamin HEWITT (10 August 1662 - 26 April 1725) & Marie Ellen "Mary" FANNING (28 April 1665 - 14 December 1743)
married 24 September 1683

1684
Thomas Amis FANNING (1655 - 27 April 1704) & Frances ELLIS (1665 - 27 April 1704)
married 19 October 1684

1700
Daniel PALMER (12 June 1672 - 27 February 1762) & Margaret SMITH (20 May 1683 - 4 June 1727)
married 25 March 1700/01

1704
Thomas YORK (14 October 1676 - ) & Mary BROWN (26 May 1683 - )
married 9 January 1704

1706
Ebenezer BILLINGS (1 January 1684 - 20 July 1760) & Phebe DENISON (6 April 1690 - 30 December 1775)
married 2 April 1706

1707
Benjamin HEWITT (10 August 1688 - 12 May 1761) & Ann PALMER (20 May 1683 - 12 May 1761)
married 3 March 1707

1735
Nathan PALMER (24 October 1711 - 28 March 1785) & Phebe BILLINGS (4 April 1714 - 3 April 1792)
married 21 April 1735

1742
Christopher BILLINGS (10 February 1723 - 1820) & Anna FANNING (1723 - 16 November 1758)
married 14 November 1742

1746
Walter HEWITT (20 March 1710 - ) & Elizabeth DECTHIC (DETHICK) (abt. 1721 - )
married 26 December 1746

1755
Aaron CLARK (14 January 1726 - 22 November 1782) & Anna FANNING (1 July 1729 - 11 September 1821)
married 16 September 1755

1769
Robert STANTON (16 March 1739 - ) & Sabra PALMER (28 November 1748 - 4 February 1804)
married 7 December 1769
 

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