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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Woodstock, Connecticut, USA? 

Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, USA
In 1674, John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians, Pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Major Daniel Gookin visited a peaceful encampment of Wabbaquassets living in the vicinity of present-day Woodstock to preach from nearby Eliot Rock and sought to establish their church among the natives of these lands. King Philip’s War broke out in 1675, during which the Wabbaquassets deserted the area.

The site was chosen as a place of settlement, and on April 5, 1686, from Roxbury came Peter Aspinwall, Thomas Bacon, Henry Bowen, Matthew Davis, John Frizzel, John Gore, Nathaniel Gray, Benjamin Griggs, George Griggs, John Marcy, Ebenezer Morris, Benjamin Sabin and Jonathan Smithers. These men were known as the Thirteen Goers who founded the Town of New Roxbury, the first European settlement in the area that became Windham County.

Given the name “Woodstock” by Judge Samuel Sewall in 1690 “…because of its nearness to Oxford, for the sake of Queen Elizabeth…” the Town remained a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1749, when it seceded in favor of becoming a part of the Connecticut Colony...

Source: www.townofwoodstock.com/ history/ history-of-woodstock.html

Communities:
East Woodstock
Harrisville
Kenyonville
North Woodstock
South Woodstock
West Woodstock
Woodstock Hill (town center)
Woodstock Valley
source: wikipedia


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1749 - Originally settled as part of Massachusetts, in 1749 Woodstock incorporated and became part of Connecticut.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ woodstock/
1819 - Woodstock
Woodstock is a post town, situated in the northern section of the county, bordering upon...Read MORE...

1860 - Woodstock Fair
The Woodstock Fair was established in 1860.
News  1870 - The President and family left Washington on the 1st for Woodstock, Conn., to spend the 4th.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 9, 1870
News  1888 - Specifications Called For. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the Prohibition nominee for President is accredited with the following three sentences in his Fourth of July address at Woodstock, Conn.:
"He (the saloon keeper) sits supreme in the National Congress and makes laws in the country's...Read MORE...

1906
Woodstock, a post-village and resort in Woodstock township (town), Windham co., Conn., 41 miles...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1707
Ebenezer GROSVENOR (9 October 1684 - 20 September 1730) & Anna MARCY (7 October 1687 - 30 June 1743)
married 26 December 1707

1714
Joseph CADY (3 October 1690 - 7 August 1768) & Elizabeth HOSMER (2 June 1689 - 1768)
married 14 September 1714

1715
Edward MORRIS (9 November 1688 - 12 August 1769) & Bethiah PEAKE (20 February 1698 - 5 August 1779)
married 12 January 1715

1728
George MOLBURN ( - ) & Mary FELLOWS (27 September 1712 - )
married 13 October 1728

1739
Caleb GROSVENOR (15 August 1716 - 20 April 1788) & Sarah CARPENTER (7 May 1720 - 11 February 1793)
married 30 November 1739

1748
Hezekiah SMITH (abt. 1726 - 19 August 1800) & Eunice MORRIS (12 January 1729 - 9 November 1807)
married 14 January 1748

1758
Matthew HAMMOND (11 November 1732 - 26 April 1814) & Mary MUNSELL (7 April 1729 - 10 March 1818)
married 30 March 1758
 

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