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Archive for June, 2008

North Cemetery, Somers: Josiah Hall descendants

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Samuel Hall and Sarah Rising had eight children, including our direct ancestor Samuel Hall who married Hannah Parsons. Samuel’s siblings include Sarah Hall, Mercy Hall, Bethia Hall, Abigail Hall, Eunice Hall, John Hall and Josiah Hall. Samuel’s brother Josiah married Sarah Bush in Somers. Their children include Josiah Hall Jr., Joseph Hall, Sarah Hall, Vashti […]


Saturday, June 7th, 2008

from History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut by John Warner Barber (1836) pp. 553 – 555 Somers is bounded N. by the Massachusetts line, W. by Enfield, E. by Stafford, and S. by Ellington. It is about six miles in length from north to south, with a mean breadth of about five miles. […]

Letter from Somers Historical Society

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The following is a letter kindly written to me by Phyllis Lumb from the Somers Historical Society. The date on the envelope is May 12, 2003, Hartfield, CT. Kathryn Hall *********************************************************** May 10, 2003 Dear Kathryn Hall: re: Halls, Pease, Parsons, etc. Luke Hall- b. July 4, 1744 Somers son of Samuel Hall and Hannah […]

Introduction to Old Iron Works in Taunton

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Fireback, Sussex Ironworks Collection, Sussex Archaelogical Society at Lewes. “This 17th Century fireback represents a Sussex ironfounder and the implements of his trade. Inscription reads: ‘Richard Leonard, at Brede Fournis, 1636.’ ” from Kipling’s Sussex by Robert Thornton Hopkins. Photo provided courtesy of Brad Leonard. Note: no connection to the Taunton Leonards has been proven. […]