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Dorchester, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
Wahquimacut, a sachem from the Connecticut River, visits Plymouth and Boston, asking colonial governors to send settlers to that river......1631 [Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, does not favor the movement.] John Oldham, from Dorchester, Mass., and three others visit the Connecticut......September, 1633 William Holmes, of Plymouth, prepares the frame of a house with a board covering, places it on a vessel, and sails for the Connecticut River; passes a small Dutch fort, The Hnnecticut killed by the Pequods during the winter of......1636-37 Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against the Pequods......Feb. 21, 1637 [The name Newtown is changed to Hartford, Watertown to Wethersfield, and Dorchester to Windsor by this court. Hartford was so named in horor of the Rev. Mr. Stone, who was born at Hartford, England.] Wethersfield attacked by the Pequods, several killed......April, 1637 The court at Hartford, bent on offensive war agains
Canterbury (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
es meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814 Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the royal charter, by a vote of 13,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818 Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823 [Name changed to Trinity, 1845.] Wesleyan University at Middletown (Methodist) chartered......1831 Prudence Crandall opens a school for colored children at Canterbury......1833 [She is arrested and sent to jail. On failure to convict her the school-house is sacked by a mob and the inmates expelled.] Ship Amistad, Spanish, brought into New London by Lieutenant Geding, of the United States brig Washington......Aug. 29, 1839 John W. Niles appointed postmastergeneral in Van Buren's cabinet......May 25, 1840 Amendment to article VIII. of the State constitution abolishing freehold qualification for electors, etc., ratified......October, 1845
Haddam, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ng the west side of Connecticut River......March 12, 1664 Col. Richard Nichols, governor of New York, and commissioners from Connecticut, fix the western boundary of Connecticut, beginning on the east side of Mamaroneck Creek and thence northnorthwest to the Massachusetts line. The southern line was determined to be the Sound, Connecticut losing her possessions on Long Island......Nov. 30, 1664 United colony elects John Winthrop governor......1665 Lyme made a town......May, 1667 Haddam made a town......October, 1668 Major Andros, the new governor of New York, claims under the Duke of York all land west of the Connecticut River......1675 Major Andros appears before the fort at Saybrook with an armed force and demands its surrender......July 11, 1675 [It is refused by Captain Bull, and the patent and commission forbidden to be read.] War with Philip, sachem of the Wampanoags......1675 Connecticut furnishes 315 men in the fight at Narraganset fort......Dec. 19,
Delaware (Delaware, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ey to be governor......Jan. 5, 1892 Daniel Grant, one of the famous triplets of Torrington, dies, aged seventy-one years, his two brothers surviving......Oct. 5, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Stamford......Oct. 16, 1892 Governor Morris recommends constitutional revision......March, 1893 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's cabin, dies at Hartford......July 1, 1896 President Dwight, of Yale, resigns his office......Nov. 17, 1898 Arthur T. Hadley elected president of Yale University......May 25, 1899 Sons of the Revolution of New York present the Nathan Hale school-house and grounds to East Haddam......June 6, 1900 Camp Field and a soldiers' monument at Hartford dedicated......Oct. 4, 1900 The following anniversaries were observed in 1900: East Haddam, bicentennial; Middletown, 250th year; Bridgeport, centennial; Trinity Parish, Fairfield, 175th year. Yale bicentennial at New Haven......Oct. 20-23, 1901 Delaware
Block Island (Alaska, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
e, with 100 men, women, and children, and 160 head of cattle, leave Cambridge, Mass., for the Connecticut River through the wilderness......June, 1636 They reach the river early in......July, 1636 John Oldham murdered by the Indians near Block Island......July, 1636 War with the Pequods......July, 1636 [The Pequods, with at least 700 warriors, then occupied eastern Connecticut, and ruled part of Long Island.] An expedition against the Pequods and Indians on Block Island is sent frBlock Island is sent from Massachusetts under John Endicott......Aug. 25–Sept. 14, 1630 [It exasperated, but did not subdue, the Indians.] Roger Williams, of Rhode Island, prevents a league between the Pequods and Narragansets......1636 Fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut, beleaguered by the Pequods all the winter of......1636-37 About thirty colonists of Connecticut killed by the Pequods during the winter of......1636-37 Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid agains
Saybrook, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ndians.] Roger Williams, of Rhode Island, prevents a league between the Pequods and Narragansets......1636 Fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut, beleaguered by the Pequods all the winter of......1636-37 About thirty colonists oIndians and settled......1639 [Laws founded upon and administered according to the Scriptures.] Settlement made at Saybrook by George Fenwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture......Aprillaims under the Duke of York all land west of the Connecticut River......1675 Major Andros appears before the fort at Saybrook with an armed force and demands its surrender......July 11, 1675 [It is refused by Captain Bull, and the patent and c Canada......1709 First printer in the colony, Thomas Short, from Boston, at New London......1709 He publishes the Saybrook platform of Church discipline......1710 Settlement of the boundary with Massachusetts......1713 [Massachusetts gra
Western Reserve (Ohio, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ew London, and Norwalk, who had suffered during the Revolution, half a million acres at the west end of the Western Reserve in Ohio, hence known as Fire lands ......1792 Connecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795 [The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.] Connecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800 Connecticut opposed to war of......1812 New London blockaded by Sir Thomas Hardy with British ships for twenty months......June, 1813 Stonington bombarded by Sir Thomas Hardy's fleet......Aug. 9-12, 1814 Delegates from the several New England legislatures meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814 Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the roya
Ashford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
amation ordering the purchase of equipments for an army of 5,000 men, and urging militia companies to fill their ranks......Jan. 17, 1861 Gideon Welles appointed Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1861 First infantry, 780 three-months' men, leaves New Haven for Washington, under Col. Daniel Tyler......May 9, 1861 First regiment enlisted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June 26, 1863 Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, born in Cornwall, Sept. 13, 1813; killed in battle of Spottsylvania......May 9, 1864 Fifty thousand six hundred and twenty-three three-years' troops furnished duri
Cornwall, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June 26, 1863 Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, born in Cornwall, Sept. 13, 1813; killed in battle of Spottsylvania......May 9, 1864 Fifty thousand six hundred and twenty-three three-years' troops furnished during the war......1861-65 State board of fish commissioners created......1865 State board of education organized, with Daniel C. Gilman as secretary......1865 Lydia Sigourney, poet, dies at Hartford......June 10, 1865 Legislature which convened at Hartford, May 3, adjourns after the longest session on record up to date......July 21, 1
......June 1, 1638 Colonists purchase land in and about New Haven of the Indians......Nov. 24, 1638 All free planters convene at Hartford and frame a constitution for civil government......Jan. 14, 1639 First constitution of Connecticut adopted at Hartford......April, 1639 General election held at Hartford......April, 1639 [John Haynes chosen governor.] General election held at Quinipiack (New Haven)......Oct. 25, 1639 [Theophilus Eaton chosen governor.] Milford and Guildford purchased of the Indians and settled......1639 [Laws founded upon and administered according to the Scriptures.] Settlement made at Saybrook by George Fenwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture......April 2, 1642 Boundary-line between Connecticut and Massachusetts first run by Woodward and Saffrey......1642 Colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven confederate under the name of the United Colonie
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