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History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 1, Ellen D. Larned


1 History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 1
Ellen D. Larned
(1874), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 596 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Originally created in 1726 and modified somewhat since, Windham County now occupies the northeast corner of Connecticut. This territory became known to the English at the first settlement of Connecticut in 1635-6, but was not actually settled by colonists for another half-century. The first transfer of land from its Indian proprietors to an English purchaser was in 1653. With the spread of religion among the Indians came the spread of colonization, and the development of the modern county. This volume covers the years 1676 to 1760. The section headed 1676-1726 includes Nipmuck and Mohegan land transfers, Roxbury's colony, New Roxbury, Woodstock, Indian troubles, Joshua's tract, Windham, Ponde-town, Scotland settlement, Canada parish, Quinebaug, Peagscomsuck, Plainfield, Canterbury, Aspinock, Killingly, Chestnut Hill, Quinnatisset, Mashamoquet, Mortlake, Pomfret, Blackwell's Tract, Adams' Tract, Ashford, Voluntown and other topics. The section headed 1726-1746 describes growth of and additions to many of the above places, development of courts, churches, schools, roads, libraries, controversies, a wolf-hunt, organizations, and so on. The section headed 1740-1760 includes Wheelock's Tour, Imprisonment of Elisha Paine, Collision with Yale College, Clevelands arraigned and censured, separation of towns, church matters, Woodstock's revolt, disturbances in Ashford, Windham's Frog Fright, the French and Indian War, and further details of the towns above mentioned. The original surname index includes about 400 names.
L0959 
Price: 42.50 USD

 

 

2 History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 2
Ellen D. Larned
(1880), 1998, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 632 pp, Heritage Books
Originally created in 1726 and modified somewhat since, Windham County now occupies the northeast corner of Connecticut. This territory became known to the English at the first settlement of Connecticut in 1635-6, but was not actually settled by colonists for another half-century. The first transfer of land from its Indian proprietors to an English purchaser was in 1653. With the spread of religion among the Indians came the spread of colonization, and the development of the modern county. This volume covers the years 1740 to 1880. The section headed 1740-1775 includes material on Pomfret, Brooklyn Parish, Putnam, Malbone, Ashford, the Corbin Land Claim, Canterbury, Windham, Wyoming Emigration, Church affairs, social life, Scotland Parish, Canada Parish, school districts, Voluntown, Plainfield, Killingly, Thompson Parish, Chestnut Hill, Woodstock, troubles with Massachusetts, and more. The section headed 1764-1783 describes Windham County in the Revolution; after which the section headed 1783-1807 relates post-war progress and prosperity, politics, early newspapers, changes, turnpikes, the visit from President Washington, bridges, the Plainfield Academy, trials of Baptists, emigration to Ohio, counterfeiting, affairs in Thompson, Voluntown, Sterling and Woodstock, thief-detecting, murder, and the social condition. The section headed 1807-1820 describes the development of manufacturing and industry, in between church affairs and reports of fatal accidents, thefts and whipping, fun and fishing, and various controversies. The section headed 1820-1845 describes the courts, temperance work, an execution, schools, Canterbury in danger, Plainfield, Voluntown, Sterling, Windham, Willimantic Village, Chaplin, Hampton, Ashford, Eastford Parish, Woodstock, Thompson, Killingly and Pomfret. Finally, the section headed 1840-1880 gives the "present outlook" of many of the places above named. Four appendices supply origins of town names, the English report of Putnam's Wolf Fight, the Battle of the Frogs, and a Relic of Slavery. The original surname index includes about 600 names.
L0960 
Price: 43.00 USD

 
 
Full Circle: A Directory of Native and African Americans, Windham County, Connecticut, 1650-1900, Marcella Houle Pasay


3 Full Circle: A Directory of Native and African Americans, Windham County, Connecticut, 1650-1900
Marcella Houle Pasay
2002, 5½x8½, paper, 2 vols., 809 pp, Heritage Books
Information gleaned from hundreds of sources, including census records, vitals, church records, selectmen’s minutes, seamen’s certificates, military records from the National Archives, court records and diaries, to name just a few, provides historians, scholars and family researchers with the data necessary to track early Indian and colored individuals and families. The appendices include: Rosters of veterans from the Colonial period through the Civil War; a detailed breakdown of the 1830 Federal Census; and Indian map of the “Quinebaug County” with place names and map history. This directory is attractively presented in alphabetical order.
P2015 
Price: 57.50 USD

 
The Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1726-1732: Abstracts of Volume I, Connecticut State Library Archives, Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, Marcella Houle Pasay


4 The Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1726-1732: Abstracts of Volume I, Connecticut State Library Archives, Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
Marcella Houle Pasay
2000, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 184 pp, Heritage Books
This work offers abstracts of never before published court records from a rather obscure source-an excellent resource for the pre-census era. The residences of plaintiffs, defendants and petitioners are noted along with their occupations and even familial relationships in some instances. Cases include: Debts, issue of tanning and tavern licenses, property attachments, thefts, trespassing, fornication, and petitions for new highways, just to name a few. All the towns of early Windham County are represented, plus towns in neighboring counties and states (MA, RI & NY). The index includes every person named, every location mentioned, and each type of suit in the work. Not only are litigants indexed, but anyone named in a suit or petition, including court officials. This is an excellent research tool for those who are unable to visit the archives and a shortcut to poring over old, under-indexed volumes with faded script.
P1683 
Price: 36.00 USD

 
 
Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1732-1736,  Abstracts of Volume 2, Connecticut State Library Archives, Marcella Houle Pasay


5 Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1732-1736, Abstracts of Volume 2, Connecticut State Library Archives
Marcella Houle Pasay
2002, 5½x8½, paper, index, 238 pp, Heritage Books
Looking for lost ancestors in Windham County, Connecticut? Puzzled because land records seem to be missing? Could be they’re noted in one of the over 1600 lawsuits, petitions, and appointments abstracted from these early court records. This work offers glimpses of never before published ledgers from a rather obscure source – an excellent resource for the pre-census era. Names of thousands of early Windham County residents are noted along with litigants from other Connecticut counties, neighboring states, and from as far away as London, England. The residences of plaintiffs, defendants and petitioners are noted along with their occupations (if known) and even familial relationships in some instances. Cases include complaints of debts, issuing of tavern and tanning licenses, property attachments, thefts, trespassing, assault, fornication, and highway petitions, just to name a few. The index includes every person’s name, including witnesses and court officials, every location mentioned, types of suits, occupations, and other noteworthy subjects. This is an excellent resource tool for those who are unable to visit the archives, and a shortcut to poring over old, under-indexed volumes with faded script.
P2241 
Price: 22.50 USD

 

 

6 Family Secrets: 18th and 19th Century Birth Records Found in the Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records and Files at the Connecticut State Library Archives, Hartford
Marcella Pasay
(2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 116 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Did you ever wonder as to the reason for the paucity of births in early vital records? A hint of scandal or embarrassment associated with a birth may have made an ancestor reluctant to document it in a public record. This work is a compilation of Fornication and Maintenance of (Illegitimate) Child suits brought to the Windham County, CT, County Court from 1728 to 1847. All the towns of early Windham County are represented, plus towns in Tolland, Hartford, Middlesex, and New London Counties in CT; Dudley, Worcester Co., MA; Warwick, Providence Co., RI, and others. File records from the Archives were searched and any additional information was included. There are over three hundred cases in this book, each representing a birth which was most likely not recorded in the vital records. Previously unpublished marriage dates, names of alleged fathers, some maiden names, and even the names of midwives are revealed. Some file documents such as depositions were copied verbatim and both litigants (married and maiden names) and witnesses are indexed.
P1538 
Price: 17.50 USD

 
 
The Poor and Others To Be Pitied. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Selectmen’s Records of Town Welfare Cases, Windham County, Connecticut, Marilyn L. Labbe


7 The Poor and Others To Be Pitied. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Selectmen’s Records of Town Welfare Cases, Windham County, Connecticut
Marilyn L. Labbe
2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 522 pp, Heritage Books
The welfare system employed by the towns of Windham County, Connecticut, in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries worked in this way: the names of the indigent, homeless, orphans, elderly, and the sick were brought up at town meetings to be auctioned (bid off) to the lowest bidder for their care. An undated Ashford entry reads, "The three persons at William Johnson's are at 77 cents expense per head per week." Sometimes the whole group was bid off to one person who would be responsible for procuring medicines and doctoring, a sort of Early American HMO. This data, extracted from the Selectmen's Records, includes funeral expenses (including rum and grave digging), those sick and dying (most of whom are not noted in vital records), warnings out, town lawsuits, indentures, emancipations, some marriages and the names of those poor souls relegated to the insane asylum. Sometimes family relationships are noted as well as former and new residences. Thorough name, subject and place indexes have been included to help the reader. This never before published material is a previously unexplored resource that will undoubtedly enrich your historical research or family history.
L3193 
Price: 41.50 USD

     


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