Monthly Archives: January 2013

Soldiers

My sixth great grandfather David Hungerford died July 22, 1758 while a soldier in the French and Indian War   He was 48 yrs old. He was born in 1710 in East Haddam CT and settled in Watertown. The long war (7 yrs)  was a … Continue reading

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Banker

My great grandfather George Henry Gould (1849-1940) was Treasurer of the Fifth Ward Savings Bank in Jersey City, NJ.  Born in Fairfield, CT, he moved to Redding, CT, after his father Daniel Banks Gould died when George was around nine-years-old.  He and his mother, … Continue reading

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Maude and Molly

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Six Coats, Ten Blankets, One Kettle…

This marker in Milford, CT, commemorates the Rev. Peter Prudden’s first sermon preached in New Haven Colony in the afternoon of April 18, 1638: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord make … Continue reading

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House for Sale

It’s amazing that I’ve found several houses of my colonial ancestors still standing.  This one is the house of Deacon Daniel Banks (1764-1840), my fourth great grandfather, built in 1822.  As of Dec. 2012, it was on the market (!) … Continue reading

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Scientist

My second great uncle Aaron Louis Treadwell (1866-1846 ), son of Aaron Treadwell, was a leading expert on sea worms, or annelids. He traveled to Samoa, Fiji and the West Indies to collect samples for the Carnegie Foundation and the … Continue reading

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Cattle Farmer

In the 1880s, my second great grandfather Aaron Treadwell, a cattle broker in Redding, CT,  donated 12 acres of land to create the Putnam Memorial State Park at the site of the winter encampment of Gen. Israel Putnam and his troops in 1778-79 during … Continue reading

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