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Hartford County

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The early days of Hartford County, CT, and its various towns and townships -- Hartford, Avon, Berlin, Worthington, New Britain, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Collinsville, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Thompsonville, Farmington, Glastenbury, Grandby, Hartland, Manchester, Marlborough, Simsbury, Tariffville, Southington, Suffield, Wethersfield, Windsor and others --are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 102 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1836 edition of John Warner Barber's Connecticut Historical Collections. The 8 1/2 x 11" spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. INSERTED IN THE BOOKLET is a copy of the 1836 Map of Connecticut which accompanied the Barber book. Among the many and varied topics in the booklet are: the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet and the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb; Washington College; Dutch Point; the hiding of the Connecticut charter in a tree; Early Settlers; Geological features, including the Connecticut River; Extracts from early town records and newspapers and tombstone epitaphs; plan of Hartford's main street; "The Hartford Wits" (Trumbull, Barlow, Hopkins and Dwight); the Echo (Dwight and Alsop); Election Day in 1807; Capt. Kidd, the Pirate; Wadsworth's Tower; Manufacturing of Tin Ware; Podunk Indians; the Theological Institute at East Windsor; a pre-Fulton steamboat; Shakers in Enfield; Newgate Prison in a mine shaft; Philip's War and the evacuation of Simsbury; Webb House (George Washington slept here); tragedy of the Beadle Family; and Revolutionary War Recruits. The names of residents of Hartford in 1639 and of Windsor in 1640 are listed. Some of the other names mentioned are Titus Hosmer, the Rev. Thomas Hooker, Edward Patterson, the Roger Wolcott family; Jonathan Edwards (preacher and writer); John Fitch, Gen. Phineas Lyman, Gideon Granger, Oliver Phelps, and Judge Oliver Ellsworth. The booklet is illustrated with Barber's delightful hand-drawn sketches, such as the one on the cover below. These Illustrations include a full page picture of Hartford, a bridge in Hartford, the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, the Retreat for the Insane, Washington College, Dutch Point, the first Meeting House in Connecticut, the Charter Oak, Avon, Monte Video, Worthington, New Briton, the Congregational Church in Bloomfield, Bristol, Collinsville, Fitch's Steamboat, Thompsonville, Shakers Dancing, Tariffville, Southington, the Webb House, Newgate Prison, and others.

Hartford County, CT
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Cover of Hartford County History

Sources: Connecticut Historical Collections; Hartford County Connecticut Excerpt
Authors: John Warner Barber
Original Publication Year: 1836
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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