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Branford, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Branford, Connecticut, USA? 

Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The first permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later renamed Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England...
www.branford-ct.gov/ History/ History%20Intro.htm


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Branford, Connecticut, USA - Railroad Station
Branford, Connecticut, USA

Railroad Station
Branford, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Church and Rectory, Branford, Conn.
Branford, Connecticut, USA

St. Mary's Church and Rectory, Branford, Conn.
Branford, Connecticut, USA - Hotchkiss Grove
Branford, Connecticut, USA

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1644 - (Branford, CT) - The first settlers of New Haven bought land from the area’s Native peoples in 1638 and established Branford in 1644.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ branford/
1819 - Branford
Branford is a post township, situated upon Long-Island sound, 8 miles from New-Haven, and 40 miles...Read MORE...

1858 - Benjamin Green opened Branford’s first quarry in 1858.

connecticuthistory.org/ branfords-history- is-set-in-stone/
News  1865 -ANOTHER RAILROAD DISASTER. PASSENGER TRAIN ON THE NORWICH ROAD THROWN OFF THE TRACK. TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New Haven, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Palladium says that about 7 1/ 2 o'clock last night, the evening ...Read MORE...

News  1899 - SCHOONER ANNA MELIA SUNK. Went Down in 40 Feet of Water Off the Branford Beacon. CAPTAIN AND CREW WERE SAVED.
Vessel Was Loaded with Brick, From New York for New London - Suddenly Sprung a Leak and Went Down...Read MORE...

1916
Branford, a banking post-borough and watering-place of New Haven co.. Conn., on Long Island Sound...Read MORE...

News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Runaway Accident
...A similar incident occurred in Branford one night last November. A driver and two passengers saw ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Beach
flag  Edmund BEACH (29 December 1798, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 2 February 1828, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Betts
flag  Mercy BETTS (1 June 1651, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 1712, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Butler
flag  Benedict BUTLER (7 January 1778, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 18 June 1810, Pernambuco, Brazil) gravestone

Crane
flag  John CRANE (abt. 1635, Branford, Connecticut, USA - November 1694, Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Goodsell
flag  Sarah GOODSELL (14 September 1688, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 16 July 1713, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Gould
flag  Betsey GOULD (1 March 1774, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 3 August 1848, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

HARRISON
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Noah HARRISON (19 March 1737, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 7 May 1823, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)

Janesann
flag  Robert JANESANN (1864, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 7 January 1905, Orlando, Florida, USA)

Johnson
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Amos JOHNSON (1733, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 5 March 1805, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)

Linsley
flag  Frederick LINSLEY (18 November 1801, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 26 December 1858, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Joseph LINSLEY (28 November 1707, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 1 January 1786, North Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Rufus LINSLEY (20 November 1751, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 3 March 1833, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Linsly
flag  Ebenezer LINSLY (7 November 1711, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 2 May 1787, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  John LINSLY (20 February 1702, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 28 July 1787, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

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

Rogers
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Edward ROGERS (14 April 1735, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 24 July 1813, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)

Russell
flag  Jeremiah RUSSELL (7 August 1801, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 20 October 1855, Branford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Seaton
flag  Roswell SEATON (8 September 1786, Branford, Connecticut, USA - , , Ontario, Canada)

Ward
flag  Hannah WARD (20 November 1658, Branford, Connecticut, USA - 9 June 1693, Milford, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1655
Thomas HUNTINGTON (abt. 1626 - abt. 1685) & Hannah CRANE (abt. 1639 - )
married 1655

1685
John GRAVES (27 February 1658 - 21 November 1726) & Elizabeth FOOTE (6 March 1664 - 14 May 1730)
married 12 January 1685
 

Cemeteries in Branford, Connecticut, USA

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