Henry Hammond Ahl

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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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Doctor Reverend Samuel Spring

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Doctor Reverend Samuel Spring

Before deciding on becoming a Congregational minister at the age of 29,  Dr. Rev. Samuel Spring, had the varied experiences of a young man trying to see where he belonged in life.

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Prince Thomas Williams

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Prince Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams, an extraordinary and colorful resident of East Hartford’s past, was of Gypsy or Roma origin, who emigrated from England.

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John Mooney Mead

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John Mooney Mead

Despite a promising beginning, the East Hartford chapter of the story of the life of Reverend Asa Mead and that of his son, John Mooney Mead, born in 1826, is as brief as it is poignant.

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Albert C. Raymond

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Albert C. Raymond

Albert C. Raymond was born in 1819 and raised in his hometown of Montville, CT. By 1840, Raymond was a successful farmer and business man. In that year he married Esther Roberts.

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Fort Hill

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Fort Hill

A tribe of the Eastern Algonquian, the Podunk were part of one of the three so-called River Tribes who lived on both sides of the Connecticut River in what is now the Hartford area. The Podunk, living on the eastern side, were divided into three bands, the one in now East Hartford was the Hockanum. Among the tribes were ever-shifting sub-tribes, bands, clans, and kinship groupings. Their leaders or chiefs were called sachems.

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