Monthly Archives: December 2012

Golden Anniversary

A story from the Waterbury Daily American, Thursday, Sept. 18, 1879, about the anniversary of my third great grandparents Hinman Atwood (1799-1880) and Anna Eliza DeForest (1809-1887) who lived on a farm (corn) in Watertown, CT, and had at least 11 children. “The … Continue reading

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Captain John Burr

What little I know of my fourth great grandfather Captain John Burr makes me curious to learn more.  He lived from 1767 to 1804 in Fairfield, CT.  Burr went to sea at an early age and was captain of his … Continue reading

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Elnathan Mitchell Black

Pictured with his team of oxen, my great grandfather Elnathan Mitchell Black was born on Mar. 1, 1858 in Washington, CT.  He was the son of James (1823-1901) and Mary (MacNally) Black (1820-1901), who emigrated from Sligo, Ireland through Canada … Continue reading

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Aaron Benedict

Lieutenant Aaron Benedict is buried in the Old Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury, CT. He was born January 17, 1745, in Danbury, CT, the fifth son of Captain Daniel Benedict and Sarah Hickok. He served in the French Indian War and in … Continue reading

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Samuel Chapin

Samuel Chapin was born in Devon, England, in 1598. He immigrated to Roxbury, MA, and then was a founder of Springfield, MA, where he also became a selectman, deacon, and a magistrate to the general court. He died in Springfield … Continue reading

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