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15 Child of Nathaniel Skinner, aged 4.

16 Child of Ashbel Spencer, aged 2,



Sept. 19 Alice Powell. Intered at Exp. of
Elizabeth Lord.

20 Child of Obadiah Spencer, aged 2.

21 Child of Bevil Watrous, aged i.

21 Child of Nathaniel Goodwin, Jr.,
aged I.

21 Child of Caleb Church, aged 2.

22 Child of Obadiah Spencer, aged 6.

24 Child of Nehemiah Cadwell, Jr.,

aged 3.

25 Dau of Zebulon Seymour, aged 15.
30 Samuel Goodwin. [Son of Samuel

and Mary (Steele) Goodwin ; born
Oct. 10, 1710] aged 66.
Oct. I Samuel Benton's mother, (Miriam,).
aged 60.
I Daughter of John Bidwell, aged 18.

1 Wife of John Bidwell. [Mabel,

dau. of Solomon Gilman, of East
Hartford; born 1711, aged 65.

2 Child of Aaron Bradley.

2* Child of WilHam Adams 2d.

3 Child of John Barnot, aged 3.

5 Child of Elisha Lord, aged 2.

6 Son of widow Sarah Farnsworth,

aged 9.

8 Child of Samuel Benton, aged 3.

9 Child of Thomas Seymour Esq ,.

(infant).
9 Child of Ashbel Barnot, aged 5.
9 Child of James Bunce, aged 2.
10 Widow Wilson. Intered at the Exp.

of the Town, aged 65.
10 Child of Samuel Clark.

10 Widow Elizabeth Goodwin. [Eliz-

abeth Collier (widow of WilHam),.
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Hum-
phreys) Collier, born April 14,
1706] aged 70.

13 Dau. of Elijah Spencer, aged 16.

19 Son of Jesse Marsh, aged 10.
Nov. 4 Infant child of John Hill.

11 Capt. Daniel Bull. [Sou of Daniel

and Mar\- ( Mygatt) Bull ; bajit.
Oct. 30, 1709] aged 68.
28 Violetta Goodwin. [Dau. of Wil-
liam and Elizabeth (Shepard),
born Oct. 18, 1696] aged So.
Dec. 14 Robert Currier, aged 62.

22 Widow Vaughn, aged 40.

23 Daughter of Matthew Webster,

[Mabel, boi-n 1749] aged 27.
28 The mother of Daniel Goodwin.
[Abigail, dau of John and Mary
(BlackleachWells)Olcott, widow
of Daniel Goodwin, born Felx
>5. 1703-4] aged 73.



CENTER CHURCH BURYTXG GROUND, HARTFORD. 271



1777

Jan.



Mar.



April



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Wife of Benjamin Townsend. Died
with small-pox. aged 48.

Joseph Church. [Son of Josejih
Church; Yale College, 176S]
aged 29.

A brother of John Senter, aged ly

Child of Samuel Winship, aged i.

Infant child of Benjamin Morrison.

Mrs. Whaples, the aunt of Joseph
Barnet, aged 98.

The dau. of widow Abigail Phelps.
Died with small-po.-":, aged 20.

Child of Aaron Seymour (Infant).

Infant child of Patrick Thomas.

Jonathan Watson. Died with Small
Pox; Intered at Exp. of Town,
aged 25.

Child of Frederick "Basset, aged 2.

The mother of Nathaniel Good-
win. [Martha, widow of Ozias
Goodwin, dau. of Capt. Caleb
and Maiy (Cobb) Williamson;
born Feb. 13, 1700, Barnstable,
Mass , aged 76.]

LutherShepard. Died with small-
pox, aged jS.

Infant child of Mr, Hunting.

John Gurney, aged 7S.

Timothy Crowley. Intered at Exp.
of Wm. Knox, aged 40.

Rev. Elnathan Whitman. [Son of
Rev. Samuel and Sarah (Stod-
dard) Whitman; born in Farm-
ington. Jan. 12, 1709] aged 68.

Moses Dunbar. Was hanged and
buried at exp, of State (for high
treason) aged 40.
20 Child of Timothy Bunce, aged 2.

22 Jonathan Easton. [Son of Jona-

than and Elizabeth (Cadwell)
Easton, born 1710] aged 65.

23 Wife of Thomas Hinsdale.
Rebecca Taylor (Infant).
Edward Murphy, the Soldier, died

with the Small Pox, and buried
at Exp. of State, aged 33.

Child of Stephen Hutchinson, aged
8 months.

Elisha Hopkins. Died with small-
pox. [Son of Thomas and Mary
(Beckley) Hopkins; bapt,Oct. 17,
1 731] aged 45.

Joseph Barnot, aged Si.

Wife of John Bradley, [Mercy, dau.
of Ebenezer French of Guilford]
aged 76.



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26



19



24



Aug. I-;



13 Elijah Clapp. [Son of Thomas

and Mary (King) Clapp] aged 63.
19 A son of John Barnot. Died with

small-pox, aged 16.
June 6 Jacob Morris. Died with Small

Pox and buried at Exp. of Jona

Bull.
10 Wife of Deacon John Shepard,

aged 68.

12 Jonathan Olcott. Died with small-

pox. [Son of Jonathan and Sarah
(CoUyer) Olcott, bapt. Aug. 23,
1735] aged 37.

13 Jonathan Ashley. Died with small-

pox. [Son of Jonathan and Eliz-
abeth (Olcott) Ashley ; born April
30, 1 710] aged 70.

22 Daughter of Benjamin Paine Esq,
Died with small-pox, aged iS.

26 Infant child of James Thompson.

29 Joseph Hosmer. [Son of Capt.

Thomas and Ann (Prentice) Hos-
mer; bomNov. 27, 1705] aged 71.
July I Charles Kelsey, aged 85.
5 Benjamin Segar's infant.

14 Stephen Turner, aged 59.
Wife of Elisha Butler, aged 60.
Child of Samuel Mattox, aged 8.

22 Child of Consider Burt, aged iSm.

24 Zacheriah Seymour. [Son of Zach-

ariah and Hannah (Olmsted)
Seymour; born Sept. 24, 1712]
aged 65.
26 Child of Joseph Olcott, aged 2.
Sept. 18 Ebenezer Watson. [Son of John
and Bethiah (Tyler) Watson;
born in Bethlehem, Conn., I744;
publisher of the Connecticut
Courant] aged 33.

20 Child of William Knox, (infant.)

21 Wife of Josiah Blakely, aged 19.

22 Wife of Elisha Skinner, aged 19.
22 Child of Samuel Kilbourn.

26 Child of Jonathan Flagg, aged 2.

28 Polly Vaughn, aged 6.

30 Child of Captain Jeremiah Wads-

worth, aged I.
Oct. 6 Child of Ashbel Steele, aged i m.

10 Infant child of John Hill.

IS Child of Robert Brantwaite, (per-
haps Betsey, bapt. at Middletown
Sept. 27, 1777, aged i.

22 Child of Frederick Standley, aged i.

25 Lydia Bigelow, aged 22.

29 Thomas Burr, aged 55.

[To be continued.]



NEW HAVEN DEFENSES IN THE REVOLUTION AND IN
THE WAR OF 1812.



BY M. LOUISE GREENE.



During the Revolution, New Haven was a town of between seven and
eight thousand inhabitants. Somewhat less than half of these were scattered
within the present limits of the city, while the remainder spread themselves
over that part of the town which then included what is now known as East,
West and North Haven, Hamden, and parts of Woodbridge and Bethany.
The original plat of the town, bounded by the present Meadow, George, York,
Grove, Olive and Water streets, together with the small spur of land which
extended out to receive the shipping, was the most thickly settled, especially
on the water side. The harbor then extended much farther into the land than
now. Within these limits, or adjacent to them, there was in 1772, counting
every dwelling house, " store or shop with a fireplace in it," 440 houses, and in
1775 there were 370 dwelling houses alone, thus giving for that period a well-
populated area.

Further, New Haven was one of the two chief towns of the colony, and
in the State House the Fall session of the General Assembly duly convened.
Then as now it was both a county and a college town. Over the then unfenced
and much rumpled Green looked forth both county jail and college chapel,
while at the southeast corner centered the many cart-ruts, shortening the dis-
tance from the main roads to the public market located there.

To the northeast and northwest of the center of the town loomed the "Old
Sentinels," the " Red Mounts" of the early Dutch sailors, at whose base the
debris of earlier ages had formed a rough triangle with its apex between the
beetling crags of trap and red sandstone, whereon the early planters had
sought a haven on the harbor edge. Already to the townsmen the grey-red
parapet of West Rock had proved a friend to freedom by safely sheltering the
Regicides from the wrath of Charles II, and the day was fast approaching
when the trembling people, fleeing from the anger of George III, would seek
safety on its heights.

When the Stamp Act and Boston Port Bill made armed resistance prob-
able, the exposed situation of Connecticut was early apparent to her clear-
sighted statesmen. With Long Island Sound forming a highway for the
enemy's vessels, and its fine harbor of New London coveted as a base for
operations between Canada and Delaware, Connecticut would most probably
become the object of a regular invasion or of predatory raids across her bor-
ders or along her coast. She invited such attacks the more because she soon
came to be known as one of the richest and most patriotic of the colonies.

Preparations for defense were begun as early as 1774, when Roger Sher-
man was preparing to attend the first Continental Congress. The General
Assembly of Connecticut ordered the town to double the required supply of



NEW HAVEN DEFENSES.



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50 lbs. of good gunpowder and 200 cut bullets, and 300 flints per every sixty
soldiers, which they had been required to keep on hand ever since 1745. The
town of New Haven immediately commanded the construction of a new
powder house of suflScient size, and requested the selectmen to see that the
powder be quickly obtained.

In December Governor Trumbull received from his son in New York the
following advice :

'' It will be expedient to secure a supply of powder as soon as possible, the
sooner the better, as it is apprehended that if the Admiral carries his present
plan into execution of stationing a small vessell in every harbor, creek and
bay along shore, that it will be, by and by, next to impossible to secure such
supply."

Another letter, written a little later by a Hartford correspondent, an-




The small bi
British Invasion,
and White Haven



I-RUM .^.N' Ol.n PAINTING OI-" N'EW H.



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