The History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1879, Volume 3 [2 vol.]


Including the Present Towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlehem, Roxbury, and a Part of Oxford and Middlebury, Containing the Genealogical Statistics of the Same, and of Ancient Stratford, from 1639 to 1728

This work contains a few civil lists but is primarily a collection of vital statistics. The records begin about the dates shown, and end about 1878 unless indicated otherwise below.

  • Woodbury: births 1679; baptisms, 1670-1813; marriages 1684; deaths 1697.
  • Washington: births 1742, marriages 1749, deaths 1770.
  • Southbury: births 1770, marriages 1770, deaths 1770.
  • South Britain: marriages, 1769-1804; deaths, 1769-1804.
  • Bethlehem: births 1840, marriages 1740, deaths 1741.
  • Roxbury: births 1852, marriages 1746, deaths 1744.
  • Stratford: births 1640, marriages 1680, deaths 1670.

For the most part the records are chronologically arranged, but some sections are alphabetical. "As this work is to be used, principally, as one of reference, a list of the public officials of the town, members of Congress, judges, senators, county commissioners, town clerks, a list of governors of the State, a list of sovereigns of England, who ruled while we were governed as a colony of that power, and other items, have been inserted." The research value of this work is greatly enhanced by the addition of a new 161-page index compiled by Catherine Machan Martin.

William Cothren

(1879, 2000), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 872 pp.

ISBN: 9780788415449