Middletown Upper Houses - Charles Collard Adams, M.A. This history of what is now Cromwell, Connecticut, was first published by the Society of Middletown Upper Houses, Inc., an organization of descendants of the early settlers. It covers 1650 to 1800. The work opens with a brief (60 page) history of the town, and a somewhat longer history of the society (including membership lists), but the vast bulk of the work consists of genealogies. The Ranney genealogy occupies about 360 pages, and is followed by about 230 pages devoted to extensive genealogies of the Bulkeley, Butler, Clark, Doolittle, Edwards, Eells, Gaylord, Gridley, Hall, Hubbard, Hurlburt, Keith, Kelsey, Kirby, L'Hommedieu, Prout, Riley, Sage, Savage, Shepard, Smith, Stocking, Stow, Treat, Warner, White, Wilcox and Williams families. The work is interspersed with hundreds of photographs and other illustrations of people and places. A complete name index is included.
(1908, 1989), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 848 pp.