Monthly Archives: February 2014

Brother and Sister

I was curious to find out more about two people with the last name Brewster who married into the Black family of Washington and Watertown, CT.  John E. Brewster (1841-1878) married Jane Esther Black (1845-1929),  and Sarah Elizabeth Brewster (1847-1925) married … Continue reading

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Buttons

Aaron Benedict (1785-1873), the brother of my fourth great grandmother Rebeckah Benedict Clark (1764-1852)  started a  button factory in Waterbury, CT, during the War of 1812 to supply brass buttons to the army. The factory grew to produce tubing, wire, … Continue reading

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Immigrant, Soldier, Builder

Gustavus H. Black (1840-1926), my second great grand uncle, emigrated with his family on the ship Glen from Sligo, Ireland in 1849 during the Potato Famine.  The family settled in Washington, CT, where they had a farm.  Gustavus attended the … Continue reading

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