Flint Family

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Flint Family

Can a sadder story be found in Center Cemetery than that of the Flint family? During the period of the Civil War their comfortable middle class life was totally upended to the extant that even before the war was over they ceased to be.

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Soldiers / Civil War Monument

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Soldiers / Civil War Monument

Originally referred to as the Soldier’s Monument, the town’s impressive and stately Civil War Monument was erected in 1868 – only three years after the war ended, thus placing it among the five earliest such monuments in the Connecticut.

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Brownell Family

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in podcasts | 1 comment

Brownell Family

The patriarch of an accomplished and adventurous family, Dr. Pardon Brownell was born in Rhode Island in 1788. Educated as a physician, he was a naval surgeon during the War of 1812 on the privateer, Yankee, which had been outfitted by the wealthy and prominent Rhode Island family of his wife, Lucinda De Wolf.

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Pitkin Family Vault

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Pitkin Family Vault

This vault, unique in the cemetery, occupies a prominent place in the landscape indicating the prominence of the Pitkin family itself at that time. When built in the early 1800s the family was at its peak in number and influence.

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Henry Hammond Ahl

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Henry Hammond Ahl

Born in East Hartford in 1869, Henry Hammond Ahl showed early talent in drawing and with some private lessons he was by the age of 17 also a skilled painter.

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