William Pitkin IV

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William Pitkin IV

Born in 1725, the Honorable, Colonel William Pitkin IV, a son of Governor William Pitkin, was a member of a family dynasty then at its peak as one of a handful of powerful families that ran the affairs of first the colony and then the state of Connecticut throughout the entire 18th century.

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Reverend Samuel Woodbridge

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Reverend Samuel Woodbridge

Coming from a long line of ministers, Samuel Woodbridge, born in 1684, was a graduate of Harvard Seminary in 1701, and was ordained in 1705 upon agreeing to assume the new ministry…

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Captain Gideon Olmsted

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Captain Gideon Olmsted

Capt. Gideon Olmsted was not only a descendant of one of the prominent founding families of the Hartford Settlement, but also of one of the founding families of its Third Ecclesiastical Society, on the east side of what was then called Great River.

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Reverend Eliphalet Williams

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Reverend Eliphalet Williams

Reverand Doctor Eliphalet Williams, was East Hartford’s Revolutionary War Minister. He succeeded Reverand Samuel Woodbridge (who has his own podcast site) as the 2nd minister of Hartford’s Third Ecclesiastical Society in 1748. He also became the last minister of the Society, since in 1783 during his 56 years of ministry, East Hartford separated from Hartford as its own town.

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Obadiah Wood

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Obadiah Wood

The first burials in Center Cemetery were for two veterans of the Narragansett Wars, also called King Philip’s War. There being no marker for the grave of Thomas Trill, the first burial, this simple brownstone, still in fine condition, is the oldest existing marker in Center Cemetery, and is for Obadiah Wood who was born in 1648 and died in 1712 at age 64.

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