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Colchester, Connecticut, USA

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Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA
The Town of Colchester, Connecticut was founded in 1698 at a point just north of the present Town Green at Jeremiah's Farm on land purchased by Nathaniel Foote from the Sachem of the Mohegan Indians. Nathaniel Foote's grandfather had emigrated from Colchester, England, early in the 17th century and Colchester in America was the vision of a group of early English settlers who sought to lay out a new plantation in a large tract of virgin wilderness... pages/ ColchesterCT_WebDocs/ about

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Colchester, Connecticut, USA - Bacon Academy. Founded 1803. Colchester, Conn.
Colchester, Connecticut, USA

Bacon Academy. Founded 1803. Colchester, Conn.

"Bacon Academy is a public high school in Colchester, Connecticut, in the United States.

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Colchester, Connecticut, USA - So. Main St., Colchester, Conn.
Colchester, Connecticut, USA

So. Main St., Colchester, Conn.
Colchester, Connecticut, USA - Griet's Hotel
Colchester, Connecticut, USA

Griet's Hotel

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1703 - (Colchester, CT) - Settled by the English in 1698 in an area known as Jeremiah’s Farms, Colchester received permission from the Colony’s General Assembly to organize as an ecclesiastical society in 1703. towns-page/ colchester/
1819 - Colchester
Colchester is a post township situated in the northwestern extremity of the county, 23 miles from...Read MORE...

COLCHESTER, a township of New London co., in the state of Connecticut, 24 m. SSE of Hartford,...Read MORE...

Colchester, a banking post-borough of New London co., Conn., in Colchester township (town), 25...Read MORE...

News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Sanded
...the sand man occasionally awakens sleepers as a Willimantic man can testify. He was asleep in...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Elisha BOGUE (1775, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 20 August 1855, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Henry CHAMBERLIN (1783, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 9 May 1869, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Experience CRIPPEN (, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 28 February 1759, Bolton, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Hannah DOUGLAS (23 October 1703, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 1739, , New Jersey, USA)

flag  Amasa JONES (2 October 1726, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 27 February 1785, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Edward KNEELAND (19 March 1767, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - abt. 1832, Hadley, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Ralph LITTLE (1785, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 21 January 1856, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Asa NORTHAM (27 October 1766, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 6 November 1855, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  Benjamin SHIPMAN (17 December 1693, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 24 March 1762, Hanover, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

flag  Venus SIMONS (1787, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 16 February 1873, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Aaron SKINNER (12 January 1765, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 7 November 1852, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Daniel SKINNER (29 May 1758, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 9 May 1795, Bolton, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Walter WELLS (25 April 1770, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - 30 November 1853, Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)) gravestone

flag  Mary WORTHINGTON (2 August 1737, Colchester, Connecticut, USA - September 1829, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Michael TAINTOR (6 September 1680 - 11 March 1771 ) & Eunice FOOTE (10 May 1694 - 11 March 1771)
married 3 December 1712

Noah WELLS (5 August 1686 - 19 August 1753) & Sarah WYATT (8 July 1691 - 3 May 1769)
married 15 April 1714

David WELLS (20 September 1723 - 10 January 1814) & Mary TAINTOR (6 November 1727 - 10 December 1815)
married 19 January 1749

Orlando ROOT (29 July 1734 - 25 September 1805) & Mary WORTHINGTON (2 August 1737 - September 1829)
married 24 November 1761

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