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See also these surnames: Abbot/Abbott, Adsit, Bishop, Carter, Converse, Easton, Gilbert, Granger, Hitchcock, Holcombe, Huntington, Keeler, Kilbourn, Lacy, Mills, Moore, Newton, Nash, Reynolds, Rockwell, Rose, Slafter, Stiles, Warriner, Webster.

"Apprentices of Connecticut 1637-1900." Kathy A. Ritter, Ancestry Publishing, 1986. This list tells who is bound, to whom bound and the trade being learned. There is an index. JK6

"Colony of Connecticut Minutes of the Court of Assistants 1669 - 1711." Transcribed by Helen Schatvet llmann, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. Per NEHGS: "An invaluable source for those with early Connecticut ancestry, this transcription of the original records at the Connecticut Sate Archives provides a nearly contemporary record of disputes: not only run-of-the-mill arguments over debt, land, estates, fences, hay and timber, but also cases involving witchcraft, divorce, murder,, robbery, and counterfeiting." L1

"Connecticut State Register and Manual 1907." Hartford, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1907. Contains listings of Elected members and offices, Town Officers, Town Fire Wardens, City Officers, Borough Officers, Military, State Institutions, Misc Institutions and Societies, Dentists, Public Libraries, Librarians, National, Savings and State Banks, Insurance Companies, Statistics....More than I can list. Also includes members of Misc Societies. K22

"Connecticut State Register and Manual 1911." Hartford, Published By The State 1911. Contains listings of Elected members and offices, Town Officers, Town Fire Wardens, City Officers, Borough Officers, Military, State Institutions, Misc Institutions and Societies, Dentists, Public Libraries, Librarians, National, Savings and State Banks, Insurance Companies, Statistics....More than I can list. Also includes members of Misc Societies. K22

"The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family" Mrs. Edward Hitchcock, Sr., Carpenter & Moorehouse Press (1894). The genealogy of the Hitchcock Family who are descended from Matthias Hitchcock of East Haven, Conn., and Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfield, Conn. JCM

"Geographic Dictionary of CT and RI." By Henry Gannett. RFS

"The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut 1647-1697." John M. Taylor, Brohan Press, 1999 Reprint. A very detailed analysis of Witchcraft laws, witches, trials and evidence in Connecticut between 1647 and 1697. LS6

Fairfield Co.

"The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut with a Plan of the Ancient Settlement, and of the Town in 1847." Edwin Hall, Heritage Books, Inc., 1997 This book is a compilation of records of the town founders, town records, society records, church records, Revolutionary War reminiscences, and genealogical register. This book is by no means complete, but 320+ pages. LC1

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "G" #14." Compiled by Christina Bailey & Lorraine Cook White; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1999. Barbour indexes for Goshen, Litchfield County 1739 - 1854; Granby, Hartford County 1786 - 1850; Greenwich, Fairfield County 1640 - 1848. A9

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "M N" #28." Compiled by Jan Tilton; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 2000. Barbour Index for Milford, New Haven County 1640 - 1850; New Canaan, Fairfield County 1801 - 1854; New Hartford, Litchfield County 1740 - 1854. A9

"Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records vols. 36, 50." Edited by Lorraine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Co. (c) 2000. Vol. 36: Portland, 1841-1850; Prospect, 1827-1853; Redding, 1767-1852; Ridgefield, 1709-1850. MW4

"The Historical Account of the Italian Immigrants of Ridgefield, CT." Aldo P. Biagiotti, Romald Press, 1990. Story of Italian Families that immigrated to Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT beginning late 1800s. Includes Surname Index; Biographical sketches; photos; general history. D3

"History of Danbury, Conn 1684-1896." James Montgomery Bailey, Burr Printing House, 1896. Lots of valuable information regarding the beginnings of Danbury, Connecticut. Included in the book are the genealogies of some of the first settlers, Danbury during the Revolution, old burial grounds, and more. JK7

"State Veterans Cemetery at Springgrove Cem. Darien, CT," PUB #5 of Middlesex Gen. Soc. DH

Hartford Co.

See also these surnames: Marvin, Marsh, North.

"The Ancestors & Descendants of Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth & wife, Abigail Wolcott." by Donna Holt Siemiatkoski, M.A., Gateway Press Inc, 1992 The Ancestors and Descendants of Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth and his Wife Abigail Wolcott and the Story of Elmwood, their Homestead. LL2

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "G" #14." Compiled by Christina Bailey & Lorraine Cook White; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1999. Barbour indexes for Goshen, Litchfield County 1739 - 1854; Granby, Hartford County 1786 - 1850; Greenwich, Fairfield County 1640 - 1848. A9

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "M N" #28." Compiled by Jan Tilton; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 2000. Barbour Index for Milford, New Haven County 1640 - 1850; New Canaan, Fairfield County 1801 - 1854; New Hartford, Litchfield County 1740 - 1854. A9

"Early Connecticut Probate Records - Hartford District." Manwaring, genealogical publishing, 1904-1906. These records (in three volumes) comprise Wills in the Hartford area in the years, 1735-1700; 1700-1729; 1729-1750. BW1

"The Farmington Cemetery, Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut." 1936 Index of those buried in the Memento Mori Cemetery. Prepared by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association by Miss Anna Y Barbour and Mr Stephen B Lawrence. BW6

"Geer's Hartford City Directory" - Geer 1862,1864,1872,1889. Note they are for the City of Hartford not the County. MT

"Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minues Volumes 3 & 4 1663 - 1697." Transcribed by Helen Schatvet Ullman, New England Historic & Genealogical Society 2005. Per NEHGS catalog: "These Hartford County, Connecticut, county court records cover a fascinating range of topics, from debt, conflicts over land and probate matters, to impounded hogs, stolen horses, drunkenness, and several accusations of murder and witchcraft. Thoroughly indexed for subjects as well as every name, this volume is an excellent resource for any researcher of colonial Connecticut families." Winner, 2006 Connecticut Society of Genealogists Award for New England Genealogical Resource Publications. L1

"The History of Ancient Windsor [CT] volume I and II." by Henry R. Stiles; which is The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, CT including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington 1635-1891. SSM

"The History and Genealogies of Windsor, CT," Vol I. Henry R. Stiles, Hartford CT Press of thr Case,Lockwood and Brainard Co.; 1891. The History of Windsor, including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfeild, Windsor Locks and Ellington. M37

"A History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, CT 1635-1891," Vol II. Henry R. Stiles; Hartford, CT Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co.; 1892. Genealogies of the people who lived in Ancient Windsor from 1635-1891. Some of the more know or prominant families are pretty thorough. M37

"History of Ancient Wethersfield - CT" - by Henry Stiles, 2 Volumes. GK

"The History of Ancient Wethersfield." Sherman W. Adams and Henry R. Stiles, New Hampshire Publishing Co. 1974. History of Wethersfield, Connecticut with extensive family information. S6

"History of New Britain, with sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Connecticut." Camp, David N., William B. Thomson, Co., New Britain, 1889. Very thorough history of the area mentioned above. Covering early civic history, schools, churches, business and industry, and with many families detailed; such as Stanley, Hart, Steele, Judd, Mather, Lee, and Booth. Family histories not as extensive as the Andrews book. NGB

"History of Simsbury, Grandby and Canton, from 1642-1845." Noah A, Phelps; Penobscot Press; 1845. List of town people, freeman, judges. Histories of the three towns. M37

"Memorial. Genealogical and Ecclesiastical History." Andrews, Alfred S., (Auth.& Publ.) 1867. Wealth of information on the founding familes of New Britain, CT, which began as a "First Church Society" (Congregational) in the Kensington (Great Swamp), Farmington, and Worthington area of Hartford County, CT. Parts of these became New Britain and Berlin in 1850. Many early families are extensively covered: Hart, Steele, Booth(e), Mather, Judd, Stanley, Pennfield, North, Andrews, Lee, and others. NGB

"A Record and Documentry History of Simsbury." Lucius I. Barber, M.D.; Abigail Phelps chapter of the DAR; 1931. M37

"Simsbury A Brief Historical Sketch." Ellsworth; Simsbury Committee for the Tercentenary; 1935. A historical sketch of Simbury of ancient to today. M37

"Simsbury Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions, Simsbury, Connecticut 1688-2000." Compiled by Joyce A Cahill, 2003. BW6

Litchfield

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "G" #14." Compiled by Christina Bailey & Lorraine Cook White; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 1999. Barbour indexes for Goshen, Litchfield County 1739 - 1854; Granby, Hartford County 1786 - 1850; Greenwich, Fairfield County 1640 - 1848. A9

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "M N" #28." Compiled by Jan Tilton; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 2000. Barbour Index for Milford, New Haven County 1640 - 1850; New Canaan, Fairfield County 1801 - 1854; New Hartford, Litchfield County 1740 - 1854. A9

"A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Conn." George C. Woodruff, Originally published in Connecticut, 1845, Reprinted by: Janaway Publishing, 2002. "From the settlement of the Town, A.D. 1720, to the year 1800. Whereby one knowing his father's name, may perhaps ascertain who were some of his antecedent progenitors. Collected from the records of said Town, Probate records of Wills, Distributions, Etc., and from other sources." JP8

"History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut" from the first Indian Deed in 1659 to 1854, including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury and a part of Oxford and Middlebury. This book not only details history of the area in that timeframe, but includes many family histories (indexed). This volume also includes many lists; ie, political positions, religious, military, fraternal (all of which are not indexed), hence would be difficult to search through. Willing to do limited family lookups (this volume was published in 1854 and fragile) for anyone researching this area of Connecticut for the following time frame. LD, PB4

"History of Litchfield County, Connecticut with Illustrations & BIographical Sketches of Prominent Men." JW Lewis, 1881. There are profiles of over 200 prominent men. [This book is now available freely at the Internet Archive.]

"HONOR ROLL - LITCHFIELD COUNTY REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS." Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter DAR, Litchfiled, Conn., 1912. Alphabetical by town/village. The book lists the soldiers name, source and page # of where to find the information. D22

Middlesex Co.

"Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records vols. 36, 50." Edited by Lorraine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Co. (c) 2000. Vol. 36: Portland, 1841-1850; Prospect, 1827-1853; Redding, 1767-1852; Ridgefield, 1709-1850. MW4

"George Gates of E. Haddam, CT and His Descendants." D. Williams Patterson, Revised Samuel W. Balch, Typescript, 1865, 1934. Descendants (in part) of George-1 Gates (abt. 1635-1724) and wife Sarah-3 Olmsted, among the original proprietors of Haddam and then E. Haddam, CT, founded 1650s. Dr. Patterson had direct access to the original town records 50 years before Gen. Lucius Barbour began his exhaustive Connecticut VRs. My copy is of a copy of a typescript, but is mostly clear. I have up through the 4th generation of GATESes, with part of the 5th and subsequent, up to the then living 7th generation (1865). I have copied the index of both GATES names and of others who married into the family except for the page MORRI-PHEK. DH3

"Middletown Upper Houses: a history of the North Society of Middletown, CT from 1650-1800 with genealogical and biographical chapters of early families and a full genealogy of the Ranney family." Charles Collard Adams, Phoenix Pub., 1908/1983. 9 generations of the Ranney family. Also includes family genealogies for: Bulkeley, Butler, Clark, Doolittle, Edwards, Eells, Gaylord, Gridley, Hall, Hubbard, Hurlbut, Keith, Kelsey, Kirby, L'Hommedieu, Prout, Riley, Sage, Savage, Shepard, Rev. Joseph Smith family, Stocking, Stow, Treat, Warner, White, Wilcox, Williams. SC3

New Haven Co.

See also under these surnames: Betts, Camp.

"1913 - Waterbury, Naugatuck & Watertown City Directory." AB3

"Atwater Memoirs." Francis Atwater, Horton Printing Co, Meriden Ct, 1922. Memoirs of his life, Atwater genealogy, History of the city of Meriden, CT, biographies of several notable citizens, histories of many local businesses. TM2

"The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns Vital Records "M N" #28." Compiled by Jan Tilton; Genealogical Publishing Co.; 2000. Barbour Index for Milford, New Haven County 1640 - 1850; New Canaan, Fairfield County 1801 - 1854; New Hartford, Litchfield County 1740 - 1854. A9

"Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records vols. 36, 50." Edited by Lorraine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Co. (c) 2000. Vol. 36: Portland, 1841-1850; Prospect, 1827-1853; Redding, 1767-1852; Ridgefield, 1709-1850. MW4

"THE DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD PERKINS of NEW HAVEN,CONN." CAROLINE ERICKSON PERKINS ROCHESTER, NY. 1914. Includes Anna Johnson, wife of Azariah Perkins who was a descendant of Edward Perkins of New Haven,Conn. The theory of her line was written by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A. of New Haven,Conn.and is included in this book pages 73-80." DPR

"Families of Ancient New Haven." Donald Lines Jacobus, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., 1997. This is a 9 volume work detailing the families found in the New Haven, Connecticut area up until about 1800. It is a diligently researched work, taken from primary sources. CAL, K17

"Families of Early Milford Connecticut." Susan Woodruff Abbot; Genealogical Puiblishing Co. Inc.; 1979. JS28

"First Families of Milford CONN." Susan Woodruff Abbott, no publisher listed, 1976. Listing of early families of Milford, New Haven, CT., often including several generations. C1

"A History and Genealogical Record of the ALLING--ALLENS of New Haven, Conn." George P. Allen, Price, Lee & Adkins Co., 1899. Desendents of Roger Alling and John Alling from 1639 to 1899. Covers Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Ohio families. RAH

"History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut" from the first Indian Deed in 1659 to 1854, including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury and a part of Oxford and Middlebury. This book not only details history of the area in that timeframe, but includes many family histories (indexed). This volume also includes many lists; ie, political positions, religious, military, fraternal (all of which are not indexed), hence would be difficult to search through. Willing to do limited family lookups (this volume was published in 1854 and fragile) for anyone researching this area of Connecticut for the following time frame. LD, PB4

"History of the Class of 1930 Yale College." Published under the Diretion of the Class Secretaries Bureau 1930. Biographies and pictures of each member of the class. MR5

"History of New Haven County, CT." Published in 1892 in two volumes. It offers early history of the towns and their citizens and includes portraits of many individuals. MR5

"History Old Town of Derby, Connecticut 1642-1880." Orcutt-Beardsley, 1880. Biographies and genealogies. PB4

"Memories of Old Derby (CT)." Albert F. Sherwood, 1924. PB4

"Meriden, Southington, Wallingford 1978 Telephone Directory." Southern New England Telephone, 1978. White and Yellow Pages for these three communities. TM2

"Meriden, Southington, Wallingford 1982 Telephone Directory." Southern New England Telephone, 1982. White and Yellow Pages for these three communities. TM2

"Proprietors' Records of the Town of Waterbury Connecticut 1677-1761." Transcribed and Edited by Katharine A. Prichard, Published by the Mattatuck Historical Society 1911. Most of the book is indexed except for pages that are just lists of names. These pages can be scanned and emailed. JK6

"Proprietors' Records of the Town of Waterbury, Connecticut 1677-1761." Transcribed and Edited by Katharine A. Pritchard, Reprint Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. MW4

"Tales of Old Wallingford." Clarence Hale, The Pequot Press, 1971. No index, 154 pages. Includes Doolittle, Peck, Moss, Brockett, Street, Miles, Merriman, Beach, Benham, Cook, Curtis, Hall, Potter, Harriman, How, Royce, Rice, Whittelsey, Dana, Noyes, Meigs, Franklin, Freeman, Ward, Yale, Todd, Thompson, Hull, Beadle, Foote, Fenn, Atwater, Choate,Terry, O'Brien, Callahan, Slate, Wallace, Stevens, Simpson, O'Reilly, Mooney, Huldie, Toohey, Cline, Harrison, Trask, Anderson, Mietkiewicz. No dates but has other interesting info. SVS

"Thomas Sanford The Emigrant to New England." Carlton E. Sanford, The Tuttle company 1911. Sanford Genealogy, descendants of Thomas Sanford of Milford, CT. C1

"Waterbury, CT City Directory 1935." Price & Lee Co. Alphabetical directory of names, with occupations/addresses & Numerical directory of streets with householders/businesses of Waterbury, CT, 1935. AB3

"Yale College the Quarter-Century Chronicle of the Class of 1921." Yale College. Philip O'Brien, 1946. Biographies and some pictures of the class of 1921 twenty-five years later. MF1

New London Co.

See also under Chesebrough surname.

"Inscriptions from Gravestones in the Old Burying Ground, Norwich town, CT." George S. Porter, 1933. Incriptions from old tombstones in Norwich, CT (founded in 1660). 1405 entries beginning w/ the 40 founders which don't have headstones of their own... just some historical background that Potter notes. Vast majority are inscriptions of people who d between 1700 & 1850. a few before & after. PS6

"The Leffingwell Record." Leffingwell, Albert& Charles Wesley; Pequot Press, Chester, CT 1897. 1637-1897, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Lt. Thomas Leffingwell one of the Founders of Norwich, CT. SWF

Windham Co.

"Historic Gleanings in Windham County, Connecticut." Ellen D. Larned - 1899 - Heritage Books, Inc. reprint 2002. Descriptions of aspects of Windham County as it (primarily) was in the 1700's and early 1800's with sketches of several prominent persons of the time. L10

"A Modern History of Windham County Connecticut." Allen B. Lincoln, Editor pub. 1920. The index to the books are available online: Volume 1 and Volume 2. Before making a request, please check the index. If you find your family, please include page numbers in your request to me. Thanks! E-mail Deb. DSI