Monthly Archives: June 2013

Five dead of Typhoid Fever

The Civil War was raging when Hobart Augustus Atwood (1822-1866) served as a Democratic delegate to the Connecticut State Convention in February 1865. Delegates voted in favor of an “undiminished confidence in the ability, integrity and patriotism of ABRAHAM LINCOLN” and their … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Deaf

Ralph Hinman Atwood (1838-1927) was one of ten children of Hinman Atwood and Anna Eliza DeForest, my third great grandparents who owned a farm in Watertown CT.  Ralph became deaf from scarlet fever in 1844, according to several genealogies.  By … Continue reading

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