Hannah Goodwin Pitkin

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Hannah Goodwin Pitkin

Susan Forbes Hanson – Hannah Goodwin Pitkin (1637 – 1723/24)   http://www.centercemetery.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hannah-Goodwin-Pitkin.m4a   This simple brownstone marker for Hannah Goodwin Pitkin belies her statue and social prominence in the Connecticut Colony. The neighboring marble marker erected by family members in the later 1800’s proudly designates her “The Ancestral Mother of All by the Name in America” She was the eldest daughter of Ozias Goodwin, a member of the...

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William Pitkin Esquire

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William Pitkin Esquire

This Portland brownstone table stone is for the Honorable William Pitkin, Esquire, the 3rd of his name, who was born in 1693. He died in office in 1769, at the age of 76, as the last colonial governor of Connecticut, and his monument is on many levels, the most significant in Center Cemetery.

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Soldiers / Civil War Monument

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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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Sergeant Daniel Easton

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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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Pomp Equality & Pitt Judeth

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Pomp Equality & Pitt Judeth

In the 1790 census, Connecticut had 2,764 slaves, with an additional 2808 who were free non-whites – those being free blacks or native Americans. And, in what is now East Hartford, there were 33 slaves. Of these, only two have markers in Center Cemetery: Pomp Equality and Pitt Judeth.

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Independence Washington Rogers

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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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