Captain Gideon Olmsted

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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

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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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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

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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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