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    1. [CT] From the List Owner
    2. David E. Cann
    3. Hello folks, and welcome back to RootsWeb's newly upgraded list system. If you are receiving this post it is because you are still a subscriber to this list, even though things have been pretty quiet due to a number of issues lately. The lists are back now, and I believe you will like the improvements that have been made. The most obvious improvement is a new RootsWeb login system, which you will find at the following link: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/setupmail Only one account per person is needed, and once you have created it you will be able to organize and manage all of your list subscriptions in one handy location. Like anything new there will be something of a learning curve in the beginning, but I really think you will like it for the new security and personalization features for your list subscriptions. And last but not least, please note my email address as List Owner immediately below this message and following my name. Also note the "List information" link below that, which will take you to the information page for this list, where you will find information to help you subscribe, unsubscribe, and some other things based on the current status of your new log in account. I welcome you back to the list, and look forward to working with you in the future tracking down our elusive ancestors. David E. Cann genconnecticut-owner@rootsweb.com List Owner of the Connecticut mailing list on RootsWeb List information: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/genconnecticut.rootsweb. com/

    04/11/2018 10:43:18
    1. [CT] DEXTER couples in Killingly from 1780's (ALLEN)
    2. Ms Betty Fredericks
    3. Hello, I checked the archives yesterday, and it looks like I haven't posted about the DEXTER families in Killingly in a long time.     I don't want to mention the entire story;  I'll try to summarize parts of it, and then given an update. Joseph DEXTER and some brothers left the Providence, RI, area around 1780 to move to Killingly.   This DEXTER / ALLEN couple had many children, all raised in Killingly.   One of the oldest was Marvin DEXTER.  He also married an ALLEN lady, but she wasn't related to Marvin's mother.    (They might have both come from the same ALLEN "immigrant ancestor.")  Marvin and Mary only had 2 children,  a daughter, Abby, who became Mrs. Abby CROSBY from the next town,  and a son, John  (born 1830's).    Somehow John met a Mary Anna CLARK from Westport, MA.   They might have married in Stonington, but lived in Killingly.   John and "Molly" had 3 daughters,  but one daughter died at Age 2, and one died at 14.   Their surviving daughter grew up to become Mrs. Clara YOUNG in Killingly. Around 1885,  John and "Molly" left their long-time home to move to Boston and bought a house in nearby Melrose.     Around 1890, they took in a baby girl,  and they adopted her in Mar. 1892.    At the adoption they changed her name to .. Mary Anna Clark DEXTER.    (formerly Daisy WATROUS - assumedly) ..  Unfortunately, Mrs. DEXTER died in Apr. 1899,  and their adopted daughter, when she was 10, was placed in  "The Temporary Home" in Boston.   She remained there till she was 18.    In 1904,  Mr. Dexter became ill,  and he was sent to the "Tewksbury State Hospital" - where he died in 1905. The DEXTER couple told my grandmother many LIES while she lived with them.   They "knew"  who her birth-parents were, and they never told her.    And, worse, whatever birth-certificates were supposed to exist -  disappeared.          (There are lots of twists & turns to this story about my maternal grandmother.)   Three generations have tried to find out the "truth" but no one has succeeded. I got on-line 15 yrs. ago, and started posting queries.    I found a researcher in CT who was related to Mary Anna CLARK.    Mary's mother was Mrs. Rhoda (MANCHESTER) (LAVARE) CLARK - in Westport all of  the 1800's.   The lady in CT was from one of the LAVARE sons.    Both of us studied this situation, and we have thought for years -- that the DEXTER couple were my grandmother's maternal grandparents.   Even "family photos" showed a resemblance.    But my "cousin" paid for me to do a DNA test 2 years ago,  and the results showed that I was not related to .. Mrs. Dexter.    But, the possibility exists that I might be related to Mr. Dexter.     (ALLEN name showed up in DNA results)     So, the current thought this winter is that Mr. Dexter was having an affair,  and possibly even before he moved out of CT.   ...   Two months ago I uploaded my result to GedMatch,  and I started receiving e-mails.   Another lady in CT believes we are  "3rd cousins" .. and very possibly we both descend from my grandmother's  .. birth-mother  (UNKNOWN).    .....   That's all I'll say for now.    If anyone wants more details, I'll try to offer them  --  if I can get away from the  SHOVELING ....    Smile Betty              (near Lowell, MA) (on Lists and Boards for 16 yrs.;   now an Admin for several of them) FYI: For my other "great-grandparents"  I have at least the surnames of everyone on their tree - going back to late 1700's, etc.      So, people showing up as "DNA relatives" can check out my surnames.    The lady in CT does not have "any" of them on her tree.

    02/11/2017 07:11:29
    1. [CT] John Wesley Moore
    2. RootsWeb Gateway Notification
    09/06/2016 01:55:35
  1. 08/13/2016 10:20:13
    1. [Connecticut] Silver Skates & Burton Henry Hubbell
    2. hubbellgen via
    3. I have a mystery to solve in the form of a pair of very elaborately decorated silver plated ice skates with my grandfather’s full name engraved on both sides of each blade, obviously made as an award for something, in a fancy blue velvet lined presentation box “Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass” probably 1890s. On the insole of each skate is written, “Pat’d May 2, 1876, Oct 18, 1881, Feb 12, 1884, Mar 1, 1887". No other information is with them. Decades ago the family at the time thought they had nothing to do with skating but had no idea where they came from. What competition in or around Meriden, Connecticut might have presented such an award, and for what? Burton Henry Hubbell was an artist and a photographer who traveled about New England and as far as Canada with a group of cyclists. He even photographed and privately published a book about his travels with Meriden cyclists that exists in two libraries in the US and Canada today. Even knowing all that I can find no clue as to why he was awarded the skates. I’d appreciate any thoughts or direction you may offer me. Carol Hubbell Boggs 18 July 2016

    07/18/2016 05:13:01
    1. [Connecticut] Silver Skates & Burton Henry Hubbell
    2. hubbellgen via
    3. I have a mystery to solve in the form of a pair of very elaborately decorated silver plated ice skates with my grandfather’s full name engraved on both sides of each blade, obviously made as an award for something, in a fancy blue velvet lined presentation box “Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass” probably 1890s. On the insole of each skate is written, “Pat’d May 2, 1876, Oct 18, 1881, Feb 12, 1884, Mar 1, 1887". No other information is with them. Decades ago the family at the time thought they had nothing to do with skating but had no idea where they came from. What competition in or around Meriden, Connecticut might have presented such an award, and for what? Burton Henry Hubbell was an artist and a photographer who traveled about New England and as far as Canada with a group of cyclists. He even photographed and privately published a book about his travels with Meriden cyclists that exists in two libraries in the US and Canada today. Even knowing all that I can find no clue as to why he was awarded the skates. I’d appreciate any thoughts or direction you may offer me. Carol Hubbell Boggs 17 July 2016

    07/16/2016 06:59:00
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Isaac Oakes born 1799 in Hartford, CT
    2. mamasi via
    3. Hi Dianne, There were Oakes in Massachusetts in the 1600's who went to Maine. Later on some married into the Lawrence family. No Isaacs that I know of, though. Don't know if that helps, but thought I'd mention it. Melody ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dianne via" <genconnecticut@rootsweb.com> To: genconnecticut@rootsweb.com Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:51:40 PM Subject: [Connecticut] Isaac Oakes born 1799 in Hartford, CT Looking for info on Isaac Oakes, one of many with that name. His parents are unknown. Isaac later married Elizabeth Broyles in 1823 in TN. Any help is appreciated, Dianne Oakes Woods Sent from Mail for Windows 10 ------------------------------- CONNECTICUT MAILING LIST LIST TOPIC: A query (or reply to one) pertaining to genealogy or history of an unknown county or multiple counties in Connecticut, past or present. If only a single county is mentioned, then the post should be posted to the list for that county. WHEN REPLYING to any list post please remember to trim most of the earlier message, removing any part not directly pertaining to your response before you post your reply back to the list. This is especially important when replying to a digest post. LIST INFORMATION PAGE: You can contact the List Admin at genconnecticut-admin@rootsweb.com privately off list. To search the list archives, get information on subscribing, unsubscribing, changing your subscription address, or to find other useful information to help you use the list more effectively, please click on the following link to the list information page online: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/misc.html ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to GENCONNECTICUT-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    07/16/2016 01:42:40
    1. [Connecticut] Isaac Oakes born 1799 in Hartford, CT
    2. Dianne via
    3. Looking for info on Isaac Oakes, one of many with that name. His parents are unknown. Isaac later married Elizabeth Broyles in 1823 in TN. Any help is appreciated, Dianne Oakes Woods Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    07/16/2016 07:51:40
    1. [Connecticut] Mather genealogy
    2. Grace Mather via
    3. Looking for info on Timothy Mather, one of many with that name. The particular one I am interested in was born January 4, 1765 - I believe in Lyme. He married Sarah Clark on February 2, 1792, don't know where. Grace Sent from my iPad

    07/16/2016 02:53:43
    1. [Connecticut] Old Marriage Records
    2. Cathy & Bill McGrath via
    3. May be of interest as 130 individuals identified their residence as being in Connecticut. An index to 6,177 marriage notices covering 12,354 names that were published in five different Troy, New York newspapers from 1797 to 1860 was created by staff at the Troy Public Library in 1938 through 1939. The Troy Irish Genealogy Society was allowed by the Troy Library to scan this book so these important records could be made available on-line for genealogy researchers. To see these records go to the TIGS website - www.troyirish.com - click on PROJECTS and then, under Marriage Records, click on MARRIAGE NOTICES APPEARING IN TROY NEWSPAPERS. Bill McGrath Clifton Park, NY

    07/15/2016 04:48:21
    1. [Connecticut] Rev War unit service records added to Record Hunter
    2. TD Maloney via
    3. DigitalCambria has added over 29,000 pages of Revolutionary War compiled unit service records to Record Hunter Search (RHSearch.com) covering 217 military units from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia and the Continental Troops. Records are also online for Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Vermont. Unit service records are a great compliment to the records of individual veterans and can provide additional insight into a patriot’s service. Many unit records contain troop movements and assignments as well as encampments and the battles in a unit participated. The records added have not been indexed beyond the state and unit name; however, as time progresses items will be searchable by the names, places, battles, etc. found in the documents. Record Hunter, host of thousands of free records and resources for researchers, can be accessed at www.RHSearch.com. Rootsweb is a great resource for researchers to assist one another; as such, this email is meant as an informational post and not a discussion. If you should encounter an error on the website, or wish to provide feedback, please use the site's contact form. TD Maloney Director of Research CM&R www.DigitalCambria.com

    11/18/2015 12:00:05
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Looking for Husbands Grandfather, Kesckes (?), Stephen, Connecticut
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: terrybora1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.unknown/5094.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Do you have an approximate dob for Stephen? Terry Bora Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/19/2015 12:58:27
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Looking for Husbands Grandfather, Kesckes (?), Stephen, Connecticut
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: carollpowelll Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.unknown/5094.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Elizabeth Ann, can pull her birth certificate it should list father Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/17/2015 10:15:04
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Tulio Lazerin in the 1940's
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: LSLangille Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.unknown/5093.2.1.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You didn't give me your email address. I meant check your messages in your Ancestry inbox :-) Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/16/2015 02:24:49
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Tulio Lazerin in the 1940's
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: rgagnon10 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.unknown/5093.2.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, I've checked my in box and spam folder since earlier this morning -have not received your email. R Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/16/2015 12:13:48
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Tulio Lazerin in the 1940's
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: LSLangille Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.unknown/5093.2.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Check your messages :-) Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/15/2015 11:38:57
    1. Re: [Connecticut] Book about Enfield, CT history
    2. Lisa Lepore via
    3. I tried to see if I could look this up for you, and came up with an article from when the book was published. http://articles.courant.com/1998-06-05/news/9806050551_1_senior-troop-browni e-scouts-sewing "Charles ``Chick'' Comparetto of Enfield has published a book, ``Hazardville's Powder Hollow - Forgotten Past,'' a collection of readings and historical photgraphs he compiled and edited. The book has been placed in the Hazardville United Methodist Church library and the Enfield Public Library." I would contact both of these libraries to see if they have copies to sell. Sometimes these books are used for fund raising purposes. I'm guessing this is the church: http://www.neumc.org/churches/detail/9 and here is the library http://enfield-ct.gov/450/Library If the book is not available anywhere, maybe one of these libraries would copy the pages with information on your cousin. Some of these smaller libraries are very helpful. I'm surprised your libraries won't try to get this book for you. I didn't think libraries restricted interlibrary loans - that kind of defeats the purpose. Good luck, Lisa lisa.lepore2@gmail.com > -----Original Message----- > From: genconnecticut-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:genconnecticut- > bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Torno via > Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:20 PM > To: GENCONNECTICUT@rootsweb.com > Subject: [Connecticut] Book about Enfield, CT history > > Hello Listers, > > For a couple of years I have tried to get a book, "Forgotten Past: > Hazardville's Powder Hollow: a collection of readings, historical > photographs and related materials," through Inter-Library Loan with NO > success. I even wrote the author, Charles J. Comparetto, to see if he > has an extra copy to sell, but I did not get a response. There were 2 > editions, the last one was published in 1998. I would be happy to buy > a copy - if you have one for sale or know someone who does, please > contact me privately at <btorno@charter.net> > > My cousin, John Alexander Garesché, was the manager of that powder > company when he was killed in an explosion there in 1858. At the time > he was killed, it is said that he was engaged to one of Col. Hazard's > daughters, but I don't know which one. For our family history, I am > trying to find out as much as I can about him, which is why I want to > at least borrow the book. All our local libraries say that CT is out > of their reach for Inter-Library Loan purposes. > > We sure hope someone can help, > > Betty Garesché Torno > St. Louis, MO >

    03/14/2015 08:55:38
    1. [Connecticut] Finding Out-of-Print Books about CT
    2. Ms Betty Fredericks via
    3. Hi again, I'd just like to remind researchers that there are ways to find out about, or locate, an antique, or out-of-print book that you might not think about. There are "antique book stores" in different places in New England.   One, historic one in Boston http://www.brattlebookshop.com/ There's a large one in Maine, I believe, but I don't remember the name of it. And there is a used-book store in Salem, MA, which offers several services.    One special service is that they will "borrow" an antique book of yours and print out copies of it -  for their sale.    http://higginsonbooks.com/ And you might not be able to buy an antique book from an Historical Society, but sometimes you "luck out" and they have a copy you can look at.    Same with large libraries.     And, I know of 2, historical societies which offer a "publishing service." FYI:    There was a very small, history book about the Town of Princeton, ME, that people on the Lists told me about.    I finally found a way to obtain a copy.    Someone had re-printed it, and it was available for sale at the "supermarket."   I wrote the supermarket a letter, found out the price, and the manager sold a copy to me -- by way of a check - and by way of mail.            (I wanted a copy because my KIDDER ancestors are mentioned in the book;   they lived there from about 1850 to 1950 - and beyond.) Betty           (near Lowell, MA) (on Lists and Boards for 15 yrs.;   now an Admin for 13 Lists and 5 Boards) FYI: My 6 am memory thinks it was a James KIDDER family which left Billerica, MA, in the early 1700's to move to CT and became one of the first settlers in  Mansfield (?). http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kidderfamilyhistory/index.html

    03/13/2015 05:07:13
    1. [Connecticut] ADMIN NOTE: ADS ON THE LIST
    2. David E. Cann via
    3. The posting of publicity or any other type of an ad is off topic and inappropriate for this list. If anyone wishes to reply to the book ads that were posted this morning, please do so at your own risk and privately off the list. If you have any questions about this, please contact me at the address in my signature lines below. I thank you for your cooperation and understanding. David E. Cann genconnecticut-admin@rootsweb.com Admin of the Connecticut statewide mailing list on RootsWeb List information: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/CT/misc.html

    03/13/2015 04:55:28
    1. [Connecticut] Hazardville, CT
    2. Ms Betty Fredericks via
    3. Hello, One of the first places (on-line) I look for antique or out-of-print books is on eBay.     Perhaps the selling-price is out of your range, but at least you know that a specific book is availabble.     This might not be the book you are looking for, but you might like to know about it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Colonel-Augustus-G-Hazard-and-the-Hazard-Powder-Company-Paperback-Black-/191123065445?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7fd28a65 and http://www.ebay.com/itm/Enfield-Connecticut-Images-America-1880s-1950s-Thompsonville-Carpet-Gunpowder-/301227015098?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4622877bba and, for others, I just found this article: http://connecticuthistory.org/powder-hollow-in-hazardville-who-knew/ Betty               (near Lowell, MA)

    03/13/2015 04:42:05