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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it that way. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on 1 July 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. The land that now forms the city of Stamford was bought for 12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 ratchets, 12 glasses, 12 knives, four kettles, and four fathoms of white wampum. The deed was renegotiated several times until 1700 when the territory was given up by the Native American inhabitants for a more substantial sum of money.

In 1641, Rippowam was settled by 29 Puritan families who had chosen to leave Wethersfield. The group had formed "The Rippowam Company" and contracted with the New Haven Colony to settle the Rippowam area.[2] Hence initially the settlement was a part of the New Haven Colony, as was Greenwich to the west. The name of the settlement was changed to Stamford on April 6, 1642.
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Main Street
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL 
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shippan Point, Stamford Conn. Junior Department for boys under 14. Older boys prepared for all colleges and technical schools. Small classes with much individual attention. Splendid opportunity for health and physical development in all athletics and outdoor sports. Large gymnasium and dormitory.

For catalog, address W.W. MASSEE, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn.

Good Housekeeping, Volume 74
Hearst Corporation, 1922
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

A beautiful... Read MORE...
Stamford, Connecticut, USA - City Hall
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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1819 - Stamford
Stamford, and extensive and populous maritime post township, is situated on Long Island sound, in...Read MORE...

News  1900 - LIGHTNING IN A MANSION Bolt Tears Two Great Holes In Roof of the Edifice
WHILE INMATES SLEEP SOUNDLY
Guests and Servants Unconscious of All Danger While the Electric Fluid ...Read MORE...

News  1904 - STAMFORD TOWN HALL BURNED
Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
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1906
Stamford, a city in Stamford township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the ...Read MORE...

News  1908 - Saved From Fire
Stamford, Conn., March 24. - Curly is only a "husky" and until recently he trod the frozen...Read MORE...

News  1911 - KILLED BY ELECTRIC SWITCH.
Engineer Tries to Divert Current and Falls from Cab.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - FIVE KILLED IN BOSTON EXPRESS REAR-END CRASH
Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.
AIR BRAKES DIDN'T WORK
Victims in ...Read MORE...

1920 - November 16 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bell
flag   John BELL (16 January 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1730, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
flag   Jonathan BELL (September 1641, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 11 March 1699, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Brown
flag   Jonathan BROWN (18 December 1762, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 22 January 1840, Danbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Davenport
flag   Nathan DAVENPORT (17 August 1768, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 18 May 1817, Wilton, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Jenner
flag   Mary JENNER (4 October 1648, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - , )

Keeler
flag   James S. KEELER (1804, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 26 March 1879, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA)

Leake
flag   Isaac Quintard LEAKE (5 March 1782, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 16 December 1863, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Lounsbury
flag   Isaac LOUNSBURY (5 June 1787, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 26 January 1868, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Oliver
flag   Samuel OLIVER (14 April 1662, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 August 1723, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bell
immigrant flag   Francis BELL (1614, , England (United Kingdom) - 8 January 1690, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
immigrant flag   Francis Wyandanch BELL (11 November 1611, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England - 8 January 1689, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

BELL
flag   John BELL (16 January 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 12 April 1730, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
flag   Jonathan BELL (September 1641, Stamford, Connecticut, USA - 11 March 1699, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Bishop
flag   Thomas D. BISHOP (1840, , New York, USA - 27 April 1870, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Boyse
immigrant flag   Joanna BOYSE (1616, , England (United Kingdom) - 8 November 1681, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Caven
flag   James CAVEN (1844, , New York, USA - 9 August 1880, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Ebbonne?
Native American flag   Rebecca Elizabeth EBBONNE? (1618, , Connecticut, USA - 17 May 1684, Stamford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Huntington
flag   Elizabeth HUNTINGTON (1 November 1725, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 17 December 1773, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Pierson
flag   Susanna PIERSON (10 December 1652, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 4 January 1707, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Turanec
immigrant flag   George TURANEC (abt. 1867, , Czechoslovakia (Bohemia) (Czech Republic) - 10 June 1956, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

UNKNOWN
immigrant flag   Rebecca UNKNOWN (1618, , England (United Kingdom) - 17 May 1684, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Vail
flag   Sanford VAIL (1873, , New York, USA - 31 August 1893, Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
 

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