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Newton Case MP (1807 - 1890)

"... Nook Farm was not just home to politicians and literary figures. Charles Boardman Smith, whose father had founded the Smith-Worthington Saddlery Co. in 1794 and Newton Case, of Case Lockwood & Bra...

1/1/2016 3/19/2017

(USA), William Henry Watrous MP (1841 - 1918)

President and treasurer of the William Rogers Manufacturing Company, Hartford. Civil War veteran.

11/26/2016 3/19/2017

Edward Tuckerman Potter MP (1831 - 1904)

Edward Tuckerman Potter (September 25, 1831 in Schenectady, New York – December 21, 1904 in New York, New York) was an American architect best known for designing the 1871 Mark Twain House in Hartfor...

5/29/2011 3/19/2017

Loren Pinckney Waldo (February 2, 1802 – September 8, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Loren Pinckney Waldo (1802-1881) — also known as Loren P. Waldo — of Tolland, Tolland Count...

2/18/2012 3/19/2017

Alvan Pinney Hyde MP (1825 - 1894)

Alvan Pinney Hyde (1825-1894) — also known as Alvan P. Hyde — Born in Tolland, Tolland County, Conn., March 10, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Gov. Richard D. Hubbard; delegate to Democratic Na...

2/5/2017 3/19/2017

Julius Levi Strong was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Strong was born in Bolton, Connecticut. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Union College in Schenectady...

3/19/2017 3/19/2017

Frank Eldridge Hyde MP (1858 - 1906)

"Frank E. Hyde"

Frank Eldridge Hyde was a lawyer and a Democratic politician in Connecticut. He was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1890. From 1893 through 1897, he was the U.S. Consul in Lyon u...

2/6/2017 3/19/2017

William Waldo Hyde MP (1854 - 1915)

William Waldo Hyde was a lawyer and a Democratic politician in Connecticut. He served one term as Mayor of Hartford, from April 4, 1892 through April 2, 1894. He ran again 1900 but was defeated. Th...

2/5/2017 3/19/2017

Leverett Brainard MP (1828 - 1902)

Leverett Brainard was born in Colchester, Connectcut in 1828. In 1853, he moved to Hartford to assume the role of the first Secretary of the City Fire Insurance Company. Brainard’s most notable busines...

3/7/2016 3/18/2017

Susan Lee Warner MP (1834 - 1921)

"Just as its individual personalities were unique, so, too, was the Nook Farm neighborhood. Its grand Victorian homes were open and accessible to each other on pathways winding through the broad estate...

3/18/2017 3/18/2017

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher MP (1813 - 1887)

A book has been written about the life of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Title: Reverend Beecher and Mrs. Tilton - Sex and Class in Victorian America. Published by The University of Massachusetts Press in ...

7/12/2007 3/18/2017

Elisha Bliss, Jr. MP (1821 - 1880)

President of American Publishing Company and publisher of Mark Twain. Responsible for bringing Twain to Hartford. Frank, Jenifer. "Hartford's Nook Farm." . Accessed 18 March ...

12/28/2016 3/18/2017

Charles Dudley Warner MP (1829 - 1900)

Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900) was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. Biogr...

5/24/2014 3/18/2017

Thomas Clapp Perkins MP (1798 - 1870)

Birth: 1798-1801 Prominent attorney in Hartford, Connecticut. Resident of the famed Nook Farm neighborhood. Thomas Clap Perkins was an American lawyer and politician. Perkins was born in Hartford...

7/16/2007 3/18/2017

Harriet Ward Hawley MP (1831 - 1886)

Harriet Ward Foote Hawley (1831-1886) Harriet Foote Hawley, a first cousin of the Beechers, married Joseph R. Hawley in 1855. During the Civil War Harriet became her husband's confidential secretary ...

11/14/2008 3/18/2017

Joseph Roswell Hawley (October 31, 1826 – March 18, 1905) was the 42nd Governor of Connecticut, a U.S. politician in the Republican and Free Soil parties, a Civil War general, and a journalist and ne...

12/23/2009 3/18/2017

John Hooker MP (1816 - 1901)

"esq.", "John /Hooker/"

John Hooker was a businessperson, judge, activist, and journalist in Hartford, Connecticut. Nationally, he is best known as a leading abolitionist; locally, he is known for for association with Nook Fa...

7/16/2007 3/18/2017

William Gillette MP (1853 - 1937)

Per Wikipedia Biography: William Hooker Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor, playwright and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembere...

5/11/2014 3/18/2017

Source: Record added: Oct 11, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6845744 US Senator. Elected as a Senator from Connecticut to the United States Senate, serving from 1854 to 1855. His wife was: Eliza Daggett...

9/22/2013 3/18/2017

Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe MP (1802 - 1886)

Calvin Ellis Stowe, son of Samuel Stowe and Hepsibah Bigelow, was born in Natick, Massachusetts on Apr. 6, 1802; m. 1st, in 1832, with ELIZA TYLER , dau. of Rev. Bennet Tyler of Portland, Maine and, af...

7/16/2007 3/18/2017

Gideon Welles (July 1, 1802 – February 11, 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869. His buildup of the Navy to successfully execute blockades of Southern ports was a key c...

1/23/2010 3/18/2017

Isabella Hooker MP (1822 - 1907)

Author, leader of suffrage movement, member of Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Isabella Beecher Hooker was born on February 22, 1822 in Litchfield, Connecticut to the abolitionist Rev. Lyman Beecher...

7/16/2007 3/18/2017

Albert Linder Pope MP (1872 - 1955)

Biographical sketch from the Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation: Born in Hartford in 1872, Albert Linder Pope was the son of inventor and businessman Colonel Albert Augustus Pope and Abby Linder Pope. ...

10/21/2015 3/18/2017

John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. MP (1867 - 1943)


John Pierpont "Jack" Morgan Jr., also referred to as J.P. Morgan Jr. (September 7, 1867 – March 13, 1943), was an American banker, finance executive, and philanthropist. Morgan Jr. inherited the fami...

11/24/2008 3/18/2017

John Pierpont Morgan, Sr. MP (1837 - 1913)


"... John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. Founder of ...

6/24/2007 3/18/2017

Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (October 5, 1826 – August 23, 1905, born Elizabeth Hart Jarvis), was the widow and heir of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt, founder of Colt's Manufacturing Company. Early li...

10/19/2009 3/18/2017

Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley (June 1804 – 13 February 1872) was the first president of the Aetna Insurance Company. After graduating from Yale and practicing law, Eliphalet A. Bulkeley became a banker, a...

8/19/2011 3/18/2017

Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (December 26, 1837 – November 6, 1922) was an American politician as well as business and sports executive. Bulkeley, a Republican, served in the American Civil War, was a Hartf...

8/19/2011 3/18/2017

Katharine Seymour Day MP (1870 - 1964)

Katharine Seymour Day was a painter, philanthropist, and historic preservationist. Day was a member of the Hartford City Planning Commission. She worked to preserve historic homes in Connecticut and ...

9/1/2008 3/18/2017

William R. C. Corson MP (1870 - 1945)

"William Corson", "William Russell Cone Corson"

William R. C. Corson was succinctly described in his New York Times obituary as "chairman of the board of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company and one of Hartford's leading citize...

1/29/2014 3/18/2017

Harriet Beecher Stowe MP (1811 - 1896)

Birth: 14 June - 1 Dec., 1811. Death: Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut or Mandarin, Florida. Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Introduction Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) ...

7/12/2007 3/18/2017

Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

"Mark Twain", "Mark Twain & Josh"

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

9/4/2007 3/18/2017