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Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Pomfret, Connecticut, USA? 

Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA

The town was incorporated in 1713 and named after Governor Saltonstall’s estate near Pontefract (meaning broken bridge) in Yorkshire, England. Pomfret is bordered on the north by Woodstock, on the east by Putnam and Killingly, on the west by Eastford, and on the south by Brooklyn and Hampton...

Pomfret includes several villages, neighborhoods, or sections:
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Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - The Meadows
Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

The Meadows

"Thomas S. Harrison's, The Meadows, which stands near the Pomfret Stock-Farm, of which he is the owner, is a large and dignified old... Read MORE...
Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - Christ Episcopal Church, Pomfret, Conn.
Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

Christ Episcopal Church, Pomfret, Conn.
Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - Pomfret School, Pomfret, Conn.
Pomfret, Connecticut, USA

Pomfret School, Pomfret, Conn.

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1713 - (Pomfret, CT) - Purchased from area natives in 1686 and incorporated in 1713, Pomfret was named for Pontefract in Yorkshire, England.
Agriculture and various mills along the town’s plentiful waterways supported the settlers’ earliest ...Read MORE...

1819 - Pomfret
Pomfret, a post township, is situated in the central section of the county, 40 miles northeast from ...Read MORE...

1906
Pomfret, a post-village in Pomfret township (town), Windham co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Adams
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Timothy ADAMS (7 September 1742, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 25 August 1834, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Chamberlain
flag   Mary CHAMBERLAIN (1792, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 21 May 1869, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Davidson
flag   Elizabeth DAVIDSON (1777, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 5 March 1865, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Davison
flag   Lucy DAVISON (1791, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 20 March 1869, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)

Grosvenor
flag   Amasa GROSVENOR (27 December 1776, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 4 February 1843, Carlisle, New York, USA (Grosvenor Corners)) gravestone
flag   Caleb GROSVENOR (15 August 1716 , Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 20 April 1788, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Moses GROSVENOR (15 August 1741, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 16 March 1811, Carlisle, New York, USA (Grosvenor Corners)) gravestone

Grovesner
flag   Dorcas GROVESNER (1755, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 11 July 1847, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Holbrook
flag   Rebecca H. HOLBROOK (1776, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 17 October 1864, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

HOLBROOK
flag   Calvin HOLBROOK (10 August 1758, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 4 August 1845, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Lyon
flag   Simeon LYON (15 June 1745, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 1802, Naples, Ontario, New York, USA)

Ostberg
flag   Oscar Robert OSTBERG (28 April 1891, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - , )

Sabin
flag   John SABIN (5 March 1757, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 22 April 1777, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

SESSIONS
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Nathaniel SESSIONS (10 June 1750, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 5 October 1824, Union, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Sharp
flag   Dorcas SHARP (20 January 1738, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 11 April 1821, Carlisle, New York, USA (Grosvenor Corners)) gravestone

Stowell
flag   Cyrus STOWELL (1768, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 13 February 1859, Peru, Massachusetts, USA)

TROWBRIDGE
flag   Elisha TROWBRIDGE (3 March 1771, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 25 February 1856, Eastford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   James TROWBRIDGE (28 February 1785, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 26 March 1871, Eastford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Truesdell
flag   Darius TRUESDELL (16 January 1752, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 6 May 1808, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Tucker
flag   Eliza N. TUCKER (1811, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 8 March 1890, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Ephraim TUCKER (23 May 1745, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 25 April 1823, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Williams
flag   Elisha WILLIAMS (August 1825, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 24 November 1878, Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bacon
flag   Joseph BACON (1 January 1666, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 31 May 1741, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Baker
flag   Burton Sylvester BAKER (5 October 1882, Eastford, Connecticut, USA - 21 August 1957, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Carpenter
flag   Sarah CARPENTER (7 May 1720, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA - 11 February 1793, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Clark
   Abel CLARK (1743, - 18 September 1777, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Clarke
flag   Esther CLARKE (abt. 1651, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 15 June 1738, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Eaton
   Ebenezer EATON (1741, - 28 December 1776, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Fisk
   John Willis FISK (1758, - 14 September 1776, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Grosvenor
flag   Ebenezer GROSVENOR (9 October 1684, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 20 September 1730, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

GROSVENOR
flag   Caleb GROSVENOR (15 August 1716 , Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 20 April 1788, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Holt
   Daniel HOLT (1707, - 5 November 1776, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Langlois
immigrant - Canada to US     Pamela LANGLOIS (March 1882, Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme-de-Lauzon) - 7 December 1956, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Lyon
   Samuel LYON (1720, - 23 August 1774, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Marcy
flag   Anna MARCY (7 October 1687, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 30 June 1743, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Osgood
   Scarborough OSGOOD (1757, - 6 April 1775, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Paine
   Amos PAINE (1708, - 19 September 1775, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Parkhurst
flag   John PARKHURST (29 April 1697, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 22 October 1775, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

SABIN
flag   John SABIN (5 March 1757, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA - 22 April 1777, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Salisbury
flag   Anne SALISBURY (19 January 1750, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 6 March 1814, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Sharp
flag   John SHARP (14 July 1703, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - 10 May 1779, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)
flag   William SHARP (March 1674, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - 20 November 1751, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Tucker
   Ephraim TUCKER (1690, - 26 June 1774, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

Weld
   John WELD (1749, - 9 February 1777, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA)

White
flag   Abigail WHITE (1677, , Massachusetts, USA - 5 February 1753, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1699
William SHARP (March 1674 - 20 November 1751) & Abigail WHITE (1677 - 5 February 1753)
married 1699

1765
Moses GROSVENOR (15 August 1741 - 16 March 1811) & Dorcas SHARP (20 January 1738 - 11 April 1821)
married 10 January 1765

1767
Simeon LYON (15 June 1745 - 1802) & Martha BRONSON (5 April 1749 - 1838)
married 9 April 1767

1959
George Eugene MELTAUS (3 June 1919 - 9 August 1983) & Louise Lillian TREMBLAY (3 March 1920 - 10 December 2007)
married 10 April 1959
 

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