Joseph Jewett home, Lisbon
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- CEMETERY RECORDS AND CEMETERIES
- CHURCHES AND CHURCH RECORDS
- LAND RECORDS
- PROBATE RECORDS
- VITAL RECORDS
- PUBLISHED WORKS AND OTHER RECORDS
- BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
I. GENERAL INFORMATION AND HISTORY
- THE town of Lisbon lies on the north border of New London County and is bounded on the north by Windham County, on the east by Griswold, on the south by Preston, and on the west by Norwich and Sprague. It was organized May 1786 from Norwich. In 1861 Sprague was formed from parts of Lisbon and Franklin. When researching ancestors from Lisbon be sure to check the records of these other towns. Total area: 16.6 sq. miles. Population: est. 4,072. Principal industry: agriculture.
- History of Lisbon transcribed from Henry Fitch Bishop's Historical Sketch of Lisbon from 1786 to 1900. (1903)
II. CEMETERY RECORDS AND CEMETERIES
|Near Lisbon Station
|St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
||Near Jewett City
- Index to Hale inscriptions: 24:63-81
- LDS FHC Microfilms (can be ordered at a Family History Center near you for $5.50 each (see Familysearch.com). For more of the Hale Collection, including state-wide indexes, check the library catalogue at Familysearch.com, place search: Connecticut", topic: "newspapers".
- Town Clerk, Lisbon Connecticut. Headstone Inscriptions, Town of Lisbon, Connecticut. Typescript. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1934. Copied in 1934 under the auspices otthe F.E.R.A. and the W.P.A. sponsored by the Connecticut State Library. Compiled under the supervision of Charles H. Hale, State Military Necrologist, assisted by Miss Mary H. Babin, Secretary. FHL Microfilm #1311193
- Hale, Charles R. Hale Collection. Cemetery inscriptions of Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield and Lyme. Microfilm of typescript at the Connecticut State Library. Charles R. Hale Collection of vital records (newspaper notices and cemetery inscriptions) with surname index to cemetery inscriptions referring to places and newspapers; index to death notices from newspapers (not included above); index, marriages by newspapers; general index to marriage notices arranged alphabetically; cemeteries by localities; newspapers. FHL Microfilm #3342
- Barbour, Lucius Barnes. "Genealogical data from Connecticut Cemeteries. Lisbon-Kinsman Cemetery (1914)." NEHGR 86 (October 1932): 388-390
- Phillips, Daniel Lyon. Griswold Cemeteries. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Twenty-two Burial Places in Griswold, Connecticut, and St. Mary's Cemetery in Lisbon, Connecticut, with Copies of all the Inscriptions on their Monuments. N.p., Author, 1918.
III. CHURCHES AND CHURCH RECORDS
- NEWENT (Congregational) -- established in 1723 when the Lisbon area was still part of Norwich
- History of the Newent parish. Transcribed from Frances Manwaring Caulkins's History of Norwich, Connecticut. (1866).
- Newent Church minutes, marriages, baptisms, deaths
- HANOVER (Congregational) -- established in 1761-66 (this area in now Sprague)
IV. LAND RECORDS - coming soon
V. PROBATE RECORDS
- Lisbon is in the Norwich Probate District which includes the towns of Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.
- Here is a list of the LDS Microfilms available that cover the Norwich probate district. If you would like to order one, you can locate a Family History Center near you at Familysearch.com. Check the library catalogue at that website for many more microfilms.
- Click here for the Connecticut State Library research guide to Connecticut Probate Districts
VI. VITAL RECORDS
- Lisbon, Registrar of Vital Statistics. Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1771-1917 Salt Lake City: Manuscript. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. Microfilm of original records in the Town Hall, Lisbon, Connecticut. Indexes are found within most volumes. Includes some town records of earmarks, and persons admitted as electors of the state. FHL Microfilm # 1311198
- Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. Hartford: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913.
- Barbour Vital Records for Lisbon: A through K, L through Y
VII. PUBLISHED HISTORIES & MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
- Bishop, Henry Fitch. Historical Sketch of Lisbon, Connecticut from 1786 to 1900. New York: H.F. Bishop, 1903. 84p.
- Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of Norwich, Connecticut. From its Possession by the Indians, to the year 1866. Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Co., 1866. 704p.
- Fitch, Dorothy. History of Lisbon. Lisbon: American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1976. 63p.
- Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of New London County, Connecticut: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Philadelphia, Pa.: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1882
- Chipman, R. Manning (Richard Manning), 1806-1893. Papers 1736-1873
Microfilm of manuscript at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, Connecticut.
Contains historical and biographical sketches; lists of ministers, physicians, soldiers and voters from Lisbon; catalogue of deaths; letters and other miscellaneous papers. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 197. FHL US/CAN Film [ 1010741 Item 2 ]
VIII. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES UPDATED 3/21/06!!
- Nathaniel Bishop ADAMS (1802-1843) - my GGG Grandfather
- List of Biographical Sketches from Henry F. Bishop's Historical Sketches of Lisbon, Conn. From 1786-1900. (1903). Ideally I would like to eventually transcribe all of these. If you are interested in any, please email me at ancestorgumshoe [at] mac [dot] com and I will transcribe those ASAP.
IX. MAPS - Here is a map of Lisbon from Thomas Bradford's 1838 National Atlas.