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The early days of New Haven County, CT, and its various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this 133-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 20% for easier reading. A clear plastic 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. The map is printed in black ink on a parchment-like paper. The communities mentioned include: New Haven, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, Humphriesville, Birmingham, Derby Landing, East Haven, Gilford, Hamden, Whitneyville, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wolcott and Woodbridge. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers; Early churches and early forms of Government; Land purchases from the Indians; Yale College, and the treatment of President Daggett by the enemy; the Oyster trade; Hiding the judges of King Charles I; King Philip's War and other Indian uprisings; insulting Gov. Andross; a Lost ship; Benedict Arnold; the Invasion of New Haven; Connecticut Silk Society; Epitaphs, Nicknames, and Religious Controversies; Punishing a Bear; Invasion of a Bethany home; Disease Epidemics; Chuse, last sachem of the Derby Indians; a Witch story; the oldest house in the USA; Revolutionary War Incidents; Eli Whitney; Muster Roll of the 1st Co. in East Plains; Cat Pole Pass; Deer Park; the Perfectionists Doctrine; Mitchell's Mansion House; and Lyman Hall. The names of many residents, including a list of New Haven planters in 1643, are included. Some of the other names mentioned are Col. John Dixwell; Ezra Stiles, D.D.; Dr. Lemuel Hopkins and Samuel Hopkins, D.D. ILLUSTRATIONS include a full page picture of the Public Square in New Haven, New Haven and Fort Hale, Yale College, town views of Fair Haven, Branford, Cheshire, Derby Landing, Birmingham, Humphreysville, East Haven, Hamden, Whitneyville, North Haven and Oxford, an Ancient House in Guilford, Lee's Academy, Churches in Meriden, Mitchell's Mansion House in Southbury,

New Haven County, CT
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Cover of New Haven County History

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