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East Haddam Connecticut 1600-1800

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  • Joseph Gates (1662 - 1711)
    JOSEPH2 GATES (George1), born in Haddam, CT, November 7, 1662, married ELIZABETH3 HUNGERFORD, (Thomas2,1) born about 1670, baptized in East Haddam, October 8, 1704. Joseph Gates was a member of the Fir...
  • Mary Hungerford (c.1653 - 1704)
    Disputed Origins Birth surname has also been reported to be: Graves Gray Date of birth has been reported to be September 18, 1653. Date and place of death have also been (erroneously?) re...
  • Sarah Arnold (1699 - d.)
    The date of the early settlement of Haddam Neck is involved in obscurity, but it is supposed to be about 1710 or '12, by the following persons, some of them settling later than others: William BRAINERD...
  • Hannah Wheeler (c.1696 - d.)
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47349581/patience-foot
    Patience Foote (1712 - 1799)

Land was first occupied by a minimum of three Indian Tribes. These tribes included the Wangunks, Mohegans, and Nehantiks. The land which is now Haddam and East Haddam was purchased in 1662 for 30 coats, which was worth about 100 dollars at the time. In 1669 highways were established. The first families established homes along Creeks Row. These families included John Bates, Cone, David Brainerd, Gates, Nicholas Ackley, and Samuel Spencer. By 1700 30 families were living in East Haddam. _________________________________________________________________________

From the East Haddam page: http://www.easthaddam.org/History-1756/ Condensed from A Brief History of East Haddam, Connecticut, written by Dr. Karl Stofko and Rachel Gibbs.


Before 1650 Until 1650, the area of East Haddam was inhabited by at least three tribes of Indians: the Wangunks, the Mohegans and the Nehantics. The Indians called the area “Machimoodus,” the place of noises, because of numerous earthquakes that were recorded between 1638 and 1899. Loud rumblings, the “Moodus Noises,” could be heard for miles surrounding the epicenter of the quakes near Mt. Tom. The land, which is now Haddam and East Haddam, was purchased from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats – worth about $100.


1650-1700 Layout of the highways began in 1669 with Creek Row about ¼ mile east of the River and Town Street “The Great Highway” about ¼ mile east of Creek Row. The first permanent settlers established homesteads along Creek Row in 1685. These were the John Bates, Cone, Daniel Brainerd, Gates, Nicholas Ackley and Samuel Spencer families. By 1700, there were thirty families living in East Haddam. Thomas Hungerford settled in Hadlyme in 1692, Samuel Emmons and William Spencer established what is now Little Haddam in 1700, and Jonathan Beebe settled in Millington in 1702. The Issac Ackley farm, owned and operated by the same family since the 1700’s, still exists today as Ballek Garden Center. Agricultural and timber farming, shipbuilding, tanneries and blacksmiths were among the early commerce.

http://www.easthaddam.org/History-1756/

1700-1800 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Haddam,_Connecticut East Haddam was incorporated as its own town in 1734. By 1756 there were over 2,000 families who resided here.

East Haddam was incorporated as a separate town from Haddam in 1734. By 1756, there were nearly 2,000 residents, with the Millington District as the most populated. Growth of commerce brought a surge in population to around 3,000 people by the mid-1800s. In the nineteenth century, Moodus was the “Twine Capital of America,” with twelve mills in operation.[2] Visitors and residents such as actor, William Gillette, whose castle home was completed in 1914, were drawn to the area know for its rural charm and natural scenery. The growth of the resort areas of Lake Hayward, Bashan Lake and Moodus Reservoir began in the early 1900s and was a booming business for the next fifty years.[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Haddam,_Connecticut __________________________________________________________________________

The East Haddam Historic District is a 110-acre (45 ha) historic district in East Haddam, Connecticut representing the historical development of two 18th-century settlements of the town on the east bank of the Connecticut River, Upper Landing and Lower Landing. The district is linear and runs along Route 149. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and included 90 contributing buildings and 13 non-contributing buildings in the civic center of East Haddam, including examples of Greek Revival, Federal and Late Victorian architecture. Also included in the district are two monuments (one to Nathan Hale and another to Gen. Joseph Spencer), a park, and a cemetery.[1][2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Haddam_Historic_District

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The Hadlyme North Historic District is an 81-acre (33 ha) historic district located in the southwest corner of the town of East Haddam, Connecticut (just north of the town line with Lyme). It represents the core of the village of Hadlyme, which straddles the town line, and consists primarily of two north-south roads, Town Street (Route 82 and Old Town Street). The district includes 39 contributing buildings and 12 non-contributing buildings, with examples of Colonial, Mid 19th Century Revival, and "Postmedieval English" architecture. The district also includes a cemetery and a rock-walled mill pond. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1][2]

The name Hadlyme was formed of a combination of the names of the two townships in which it is located: Haddam and Lyme.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadlyme_North_Historic_District __________________________________________________________________________

The Little Haddam Historic District is a historic district in the town of East Haddam, Connecticut. It encompasses a small rural village center at the junction of Orchard and Town Roads, which was the site of East Haddam's first church, and still has some of the first houses built in the area. The present church was built in 1794;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Haddam_Historic_District

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The Warner House is a historic house at 307 Town Street in East Haddam, Connecticut. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof and a large central chimney. Its construction date is unknown, but appears to be mid-18th century, with an enlargement c. 1790. It has exceptionally high quality woodwork inside, and is notable for its ownership by John and Oliver Warner, two locally famous makers of hardware (hinges, latches, and so on), whose work is probably in this house.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] When listed the property included two contributing buildings, the house and a barn, and one contributing site, a burying ground, on 50 acres (20 ha) of land.[2]

_https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_House_(East_Haddam,_Connecticut) _________________________________________________________________________

Millington- East Haddam

including the Daniel Bulkeley House (built in 1792), the 10th District Schoolhouse (built in 1854), the Millington Green Parsonage (built in 1854), the Julius Schwab House (built in 1950 but incorporating a schoolhouse from 1756), and the Ebenezer Dutton House (built in 1766).[2]

Millington was first settled in 1704 by Jonathan Beebe of New London. An ecclesiastical society separate from Haddam (East Haddam was then part of Haddam) was granted in 1733. The congregational church was organized in 1736 and a meetinghouse constructed on the Green in 1740. The village became a training area for the local militia during the Revolutionary War. The village never recovered from a depression following the War of 1812 and is now a rural residential neighborhood.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millington_(East_Haddam)

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