Sergeant Daniel Easton

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Sergeant Daniel Easton

Sergeant Daniel Easton is one only two veterans of the War of 1812 who are buried in Center Cemetery. He was born in 1782 as a member of a large and prominent settler family living on the east side of the Great River.

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Edward Hayden

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Edward Hayden

Descended from William Hayden, head of one of the original settler families of the town, Edward W. Hayden, born in 1840 was also a grandson of Reverend Eliphalet Williams, the prominent Revolutionary War minister of the Congregational Church, and also the subject of a podcast site in this cemetery.  

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Samuel Congdon

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Samuel Congdon

Samuel Congdon was born in 1838 as a freeman, and most likely from Rhode Island. While designated as colored, he is among the honored veterans whose names are inscribed on the Civil War Monument of 1868.

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Henry Pitkin

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Henry Pitkin

Soon after his arrival in the Hartford Settlement from Berkhamsted, England in the later 1630s, the first William Pitkin was designated a Proprietor.  As such, he was allowed to acquire large grants of land, which were mostly on the east side of the Great River, hereby firmly grounding himself and succeeding generations as landowning gentlemen, farmers, and merchants.

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Independence Washington Rogers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Independence Washington Rogers

The death at sea of Independence Washington Rogers in 1854 was the result of a marine disaster of such deplorable circumstances and with such great loss of life as to bring public outrage and shock on both sides of the Atlantic and to change maritime law.

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