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Stafford has nearly 12,000 residents and covers 60 square miles, making it the third largest town (land area) in Connecticut. There is a developed downtown business section bordered by several parks. Throughout the town, there are lakes, ponds,streams, State forests and farmlands, crisscrossed by traditional New England stone walls. Stafford has a rich historical heritage. Long before its incorporation as a town in 1719, the famous mineral springs drew Indians and settlers to the Stafford area for the curative properties of the water. In addition to its reputation as a resort area, Stafford became known for its textile mills in the later 1800s. Some of the world's most famous cloth was (and still is) woven in this town. Today, Stafford displays a rich tapestry of quaint mills, Victorian houses, and rolling New England scenery.
Ella Adelia Barrett and her twin sister Emma Amelia Barrett were born in Stafford 11 Jun 1844. Their parents were Albert Barrett and Lucy Ann Grant. For information on this family, contact Barbara Mason.
Cornelius Davis, 2nd, was one of the founders of Stafford. I maintain an extensive user-searchable database of his ancestors and descendants at The Davis Family History website.
1999 Obituaries from the Hartford Courant
2000 Obituaries from the Hartford Courant
WASHBURN Posted 9/7/99
Seeking someone in Stafford area to check probate files for:
WASHBURN, Solomon (died 1780)
WASHBURN, Martha (his wife, died 1794)
WASHBURN, William (died after 1820); wife's name was Lydia Cross
Also would like to know where they are buried.
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