The Willimantic Journal
An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.
Published Every Saturday Morning
Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs
1003. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Historic Celebration. There
is to be a celebration of the founding of the first British Colony,
on the shores of New England, under the authority of the Royal charter
of April 10th, 1606 at the site of the ancient Fort St. George on
the peninsula of Sabino, at the mouth of the Kennebec river, on Friday,
August 29th, 1862, the 255th anniversary of the inauguration of the
first civil government on these shores. The Hon. William Willis,
President of the Maine Historical Society, will make a historical
statement, and the Rev. George Burgess, D.D., Episcopal Bishop of
the Diceese of Maine will conduct the religious services, in those
forms of the church made use of at the time of the founding of Popham's
1004. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Our Schools. The schools
in the First District commenced their Fall Term on Monday, with the
same teachers as last term. The Second District commences on Monday
next, with the same teachers as last term, except Miss H.A. Moulton,
who retires, Miss Mary
E. Capen taking her place. Miss Moulton has served in the different departments
of this school faithfully and successfully for the space of seventeen
years, and we cannot allow her to take leave of it without making this "honorable
mention." Our best wishes accompany her in her retirement or in
whatever new sphere her lot may be cast.
1005. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Death of Lieut. Henry H.
Lewis. Willimantic is called to mourn the loss of another of her
sons, fallen in defense of his country. Lieut. Henry H. Lewis, son
of Mr. Sheffield Lewis, of this place, was killed in one of the battles
in Virginia last week, probably on Friday, though we have not the
particulars. He was Lieutenant of Co. D. 2d Fire Zouaves, Excelsior
Brigade, in Gen. Hooker's Division. He enlisted from New York city,
where he had for some time resided. Young Lewis was a brave, capable
and ambitious boy, of excellent character - in fact such a young
man as we may well feel proud of - an honor to his parents and a
credit to the village where he was born and grew up. Three weeks
since we published an account which he sent us of the affair at Malvern
Hill, in which he acted a part. He closes his letter to us by saying
that he was ready to leave Harrison's Landing at a moment's notice.
Alas, that he should so soon be called to leave earth and all its
1006. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Death of Capt. George F.
Tannatt. We learn from the Springfield Republican that Capt. Geo.
F. Tannatt was mortally
wounded in the late battle of Cedar Mountain, and died at Alexandria
on the 15th of August. Mr. Tannatt resided several years in Willimantic,
and left here some dozen or more years ago for California, where he lived
for a time. He was a jeweler by trade, and while here was engaged in
that business. He was a generous and warm hearted man who always had
hosts of friends wherever he went. We copy the following tribute from
the Republican: George Tannatt, brave boy, is dead. He died, it is said,
with a shot through his liver. Capt. Tannatt has been in the war from
the first, enlisting in Missouri. He was with Col. Peabody at the siege
of Lexington, and was one of those who bore him from the field when he
was wounded there. He was at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, and escaped
unharmed. George Tannatt was a bright, brave, noble fellow, a handsome
soldier, and a man who delighted in the excitements of the camp. He has
given his life for his country, and has died a glorious death. We mourn
not for him so much as for the bosom friends he leaves. It is a comfort
to know that some of them reached him before he died, and had the sad
satisfaction of ministering to him, and receiving his adieux. We learn
that, after Capt. Tannatt's year of service at the West, he received
an appointment on the staff of Gen. Wool, with the rank of captain, and
was subsequently assigned to duty on the staff of Brig. Gen. Prince of
Banks' division. There, as everywhere, he did his whole duty, and it
has cost him his life. The bereaved family have the warm sympathy of
ten thousand hearts. His remains were brought to Springfield, where his
funeral was attended by the members of the city government, the masons,
Union Guards, National Zouaves and many friends and citizens.
1007. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Equality of the Enrollment.
A writer in the New Haven Journal and Courier complains of the inequality
of the enrollment and says: "The County of Windham with 34,747
inhabitants, is to furnish for the war 1,485 men; the town of New
Haven with 39,267
inhabitants, is to furnish 2,825 men. Is it right that New Haven should
furnish nearly twice as many in proportion as Windham County does?"
It is quite possible that the enrollment is unequal, but we hardly believe
so much so as indicated above. It should be borne in mind that cotton
manufacturing is an important business in eastern Connecticut; and that
it requires an excess of female labor. In this village, for instance,
which is mainly "cotton"
there are over 300 more females than males. This, with an undue proportion
of children (the factory villages are wonderfully prolific in children),
reduces the number of able-bodied men; so that the aggregate population
is not a true criterion to judge the correctness of the enrollment. Many
of our young men who do not find employment in the factories or on the
farms seek it in the cities or leave for the west. Not a few of them
are employed in the armory at Springfield, at Colt's establishment in
Hartford, and some of them were formerly at New Haven in the carriage
business. We think it will be found that Windham County has furnished
her full proportion according to the number of able-bodied men. The town
of Windham certainly has, and more too.
1008. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Ladies of Willimantic! The
lightning has flashed over our country the cry for hospital supplies,
the press has echoed its stirring appeals and the thousands of battle-mangled
soldiers call upon our charity for help, to relieve their suffering.
Thus we appeal to your generous charity for those numerous things
that a sick and wounded soldier needs. All kinds of dried sour fruit,
jellies and domestic wines, quantities of linen and cotton pieces
and everything else that a New England mother knows that a sick and
wounded soldier needs. Come and bring them to Franklin Hall, on Tuesday
afternoon next, at 2 o'clock, that they may be packed in boxes and
sent to the suffering sons of our country. By order of the Committee.
1009. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: A town meeting was warned
for Saturday to amend the vote at the last meeting relating to bounties.
Then it was
supposed we should have to raise quite a number to avoid a draft and
the bounty was limited to our quota. But it was found that we had no
to raise. Those enlisted since the vote are, on the score of fairness,
just as much entitled to the bounty as those who enlisted previously.
hear of no objection to giving $100 bounty to all who have enlisted since
the first call for 300,000 men, and trust it will be done, and the matter
thus made just and equal.
1010. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: We are glad to learn that
First Lieut. Eleazer H. Ripley, of Co. C, 8th, C.V., has been promoted
to be Captain of that Company. Capt. Ripley is a Windham boy, (though
he enlisted from Norwich) of the good old Ripley stock, and we have
o fear that he will ever dishonor the name he bears or the patriotic
town that gave him birth.
1011. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Mansfield held a town meeting
on Wednesday, and voted $200 bounty to a sufficient number of men
to fill the quota of
the town for the last two calls - some 14 more. The town has sent already
1012. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: "12,000 wounded at
Alexandria and Washington!" What an amount of suffering, and
what a vast quantity of hospital stores and comforts the poor fellows
will need. Our ladies we know will be up and doing; let them make
extra efforts to send all they possibly can during this pressing
1013. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Mr. Thomas Underwood, of
this place, has taken the agency for this county and vicinity of "Dr.
Fisher's Golden Seal," a medicine recommended for toothache, neuralgia,
headache, &c. it is said to be a valuable remedy for such complaints
- something of the pain killer order.
1014. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: It was not Rev. John Cooper
who was stationed here some years since that was appointed chaplain
of the 18th
regiment, as we stated last week, but the Rev. Varnum A. Cooper, of New
London, whom the Chronicle speaks very highly of.
1015. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: The 18th Regiment was near
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, at last advices. Four companies have been
detached to Havre
de Grace to guard the bridge at that place. Our company is at the encampment.
1016. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: The Fall term of the Pine
Grove Seminary at South Windham, Mr. J.C. Fitch, Principal commenced
1017. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: A Teachers' Institute will
commence at Chaplin on the 16th instant.
1018. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: The Hartford Post says: "Windham
County, the 'Black Republican' County, which certain Breckinridge
papers have been wont to sneer at as doing nothing for the war, proves
to be the banner County of the State, for volunteers. The whole quota
of the County,
under the call for 600,000 men, is but 408, while that of the town of
Hartford alone is 1,478, and of Hartford County 3,481. To fill this quota
of 408 she has sent about a full regiment of three years men, and is
now raising any quantity of nine months men. The town of Windham, to
fill its quota of four, has sent a full company of 104 men. All honor
to Windham County."
1019. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: The time of drafting has
been extended by Adjutant Gen. Williams to Sept. 10th, giving one
week for volunteers to fill up the ranks of the nine months' men.
1020. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: We are gratified to learn
that H. Clay Trumbull, of this city, has been appointed Chaplain
of the 10th Connecticut Regiment, now stationed at Newbern. Mr. Trumbull
will be ordained as a minister of the gospel, before his departure.
He is most admirably fitted for such a position, being sure to labor
faithfully both for the spiritual, moral and temporal welfare of
the men. The Sabbath School cause in this State will lose one of
its most valued and efficient laborers in losing its State Missionary.
May a blessing go with Mr. Trumbull into his new field. - Courant.
1021. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Deaths.
In Windham, August 27, Thomas H. Hewitt, aged [looks like either 66 or
In the Hospital at Beaufort, S.C. August 7, of typhoid fever Edwin H.
Abbott, member of the Band of 6th Reg., C.V., aged 22, formerly of Hampton.
In Genesee, Ill., August 22, of dyptheria, Chauncey Paul, 2nd aged 26,
youngest son of Capt. Chauncey Paul, of Union.
At the Soldier's Home, Lexington Avenue, New York, August 4, Nathan Gillett,
of Hebron, a member of the 1st Conn. Battery.
In Lebanon, August 29, Ellen Lathrop, aged __.
At the United States General Hospital, August 27, of bilious dysentery,
Rolon A. Nettleton, of Danielsonville, Company [C?], 1st Artillery Regiment,
1022. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: Notice. Get your Money Ready.
All persons, residents and non-residents, by law required to pay
taxes in the town of
Chaplin are hereby notified that I have in my hands for collection a
Rate Bill, predicated on List of 1861, in said town of Chaplin. And I
will be at the store of Allen Lincoln, Esq., in Chaplin, on the 6th and
13th days of Sept. 1862, at 3 o'clock P.M. to receive said Taxes. Origen
Bennett, Jr., Collector. Chaplin, Sept. 1, 1862.
1023. TWJ Fri Sep 5, 1862: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, within the District of Windham, on the 1st day of Sept.
A.D. 1862. Present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. On motion of Chester
Hunt, Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Thomas
H. Hewitt, late of Windham, within said District, deceased. This
Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the
creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same
to the Administrator, and directs that ____ notice be given of this
order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham, and by
posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said town of Windham,
nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record.
Wm. Swift, Clerk. All persons indebted to said estate are requested
to make immediate payment to Chester Hunt, Administrator.
1024. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Inscriptions from the Windham
Center Burying Ground, with Brief Notes. No. 2. In memory of Capt.
John Fitch, Esq., and son to the Rev. Mr. James Fitch, Pastor of
the Church of Christ in Norwich, and the loving and well-beloved
Consort of Mrs. Elizabeth Fitch. When he had faithfully performed
the several offices called unto in this life, Died May 9th, 1745,
in the 77th year of his age. Capt. John Fitch was a very important
man in the early days of Windham. He was a large land owner, and
held many offices of trust. He was the second town clerk, chosen
Dec. 4, 1704, which office he held continuously until his death,
a period of more than 38 years. He was
Captain of the militia, and for a time Judge of Probate.
In memory of Mr. William Allin who after he had served his generation
By the will of God departed this life on the 15th day of Decem. 1747
in the 76 year of his age. He was from Salem, Mass., and purchased, in
company with Samuel Hutchinson, 150 acres of land on the line between
Lebanon and Windham near "Pigeon Swamp," May 30, 1709. He was
the ancestor of the South Windham Allen family.
In Memory of Mr. John Backus who was one of the first settlers of this
Town of Windham & served his generation in a steady Course of Probity &
Piety & Being satisfied with Long Life was received to see the Salvation
of the Lord, March the 27th, 1744, in the 83rd year of his age. He was
one of the fathers of the town.
Here lyeth interred ye body of Mrs. Mary Clap, the consort of Rev. Thomas
Clap. She was of a most amiable disposition, the delight and crown of
her husband, an ornament to her sex and pattern of every grace and virtue.
She for a long time expected death, with a Calmness and serenity of
mind, and met it with great joy and satisfaction. She lived greatly Desired
and died universally respected, Aug. 19, 1736, in the 24th year of her
She was the daughter of the Rev. Samuel Whiting, the first minister of
Windham, and was married at the early age of fifteen. According to all
accounts she was a rare example of female excellence and loveliness.
Her husband was most devotedly attached to her. After her death his "grief
seemed inconsolable: he mourned sore like a dove."
In memory of that worthy and well-beloved Mr. Nathaniel Wales, deacon
of the first Church in Windham, who after he had served God and his
generation faithfully many years in this life did with the holy diciple
lean upon the Breast of his beloved and by the will of God meekly fell
asleep in the Cradle of death on the 22d day of June, 1744, in the 85th
year of his age. He was one of the first Deacons of the church chosen
at its organization, Dec. 10, 1700, and was "remarkable for his
piety and exemplary life."
In memory of the Hon. Jonathan Huntington, Esq., who died Sep. 15th,
1777, Aetat. 77. He was for several years a member of the Council for
the Colony and Judge of the Court of this County, which important offices
he sustained with fidelity and Reputation. He was from Early Life to
the time of his death an eminent and successful practioner of Physic.
His Life was a series of piety to God & benevolence to mankind; and
at the closing scenes exhibited a striking picture of that fortitude
and patience which Christianity alone can inspire. Having endured the
most exquisite pain without a murmur or Complaint, he at Last meekly
resigned his soul into the hands of him who gave it in well grounded
hopes of immortal glory.
Dr. Huntington was the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Adgate) Huntington,
who were among the pioneer settlers of Windham. His early advantages
for education were limited, and according to Mr. Waterman he obtained
his knowledge of medicine from Mrs. Hannah Ripley, and his own efforts.
He was a very distinguished physician in his day, and his fame was not
confined to Windham county. According to tradition his skill was marvelous.
In memory of Mr. Samuel Linkon who died Nov. 27th 1794 in ye 102 year
of his age. He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Lincoln (the
first of the name in Windham) and was born in Windham, Nov. 29, 1693.
In memory of Capt. Nathaniel Lincoln who died March 16th 1834, aged 105
years, 3 months and 20 days.
Capt. Lincoln was the son of Samuel above named who lived to near the
age of 102, and attained to the greatest age of any man born in Windham.
Mr. Nathaniel Lincoln of North Windham, only son of Capt. Nathaniel,
is now in his 92d year. The average of the ages of the deceased grandfather,
father and living son, is more than 99 years. Such a marked example of
longevity in three successive generations we do not believe can be found
in New England. It is not a matter of tradition, but all were born in
this town, and the original records of their births are found plainly
legible in Windham records.
In memory of Exeter Cyrus a brave and faithful soldier (Continental Army)
Died Sept. 20, 1828 Aged 73. Exeter was a slave of Samuel Gray, Esq.,
who, with several other negroes from Windham served both as soldiers
and servants in the war of the Revolution.
1025. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: The Draft. Wednesday was
the day for drafting in all the towns of the State, that had not
previously filled their quotas. Windham by her liberality in volunteering
escaped, with a pretty good company to spare; and there were only
three towns in Windham county in which a draft was necessary. Coventry
filled her quota without drafting. Columbia drafted seven men. In
Mansfield, we understand, on Wednesday morning there were three lacking,
and arrangements were made to proceed with the draft, and just as
the drawing commenced three men presented themselves as volunteers,
but were rejected by the Selectmen, and the draft went on, with the
result of getting two men who are absent form the State and one who
claims to be an alien. The Hartford papers give the names of about
two hundred drafted there on Wednesday, and about one hundred and
fifty were to be drawn for on Thursday. New Haven has filled her
quota by volunteering. In Fairfield the opposition to the draft was
so strong that a riot was created thereby. The boxes were demolished
and the Selectmen driven from the hall. Gov. Buckingham proceeded
with two companies of the 20th Regiment to the scene of the disturbance.
1026. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Lieut. Frank Long, of Willimantic,
recently elected First Lieutenant of Capt. Southworth's Company,
had presented to him the other day, by the members of the Company
at Norwich, a beautiful sword, sash-belt, and a splendid silver-mounted
pistol, altogether to the value of eighty dollars. On receiving these
very handsome tokens of the goodwill of those under him, he acknowledged
the compliment in the following speech:
Brother Soldiers! I cam among you an entire stranger, and did not expect
to receive such a flattering tribute of respect; but as it is your wish
that I should receive these beautiful and valuable articles, I shall
thankfully receive them, and trust they will aid me in performing my
duty my country [sic]. And should we live to return to our homes, which
I hope we may, I shall keep them as tokens of your regard, and when the
gray locks shall curl upon our brows this sword and pistol shall be kept
as a remembrance of the past, and of those men who went to defend their
flag amid trials and dangers. I consider it an honor to be counted with
you who, I am confident, will endure hardships and trials that are before
us with the utmost courage and fortitude. Accept my heartfelt thanks
for this token of your esteem, and may you never have cause to regret
the generosity you have here exhibited. Mr. Long is brother of Jas. F.
Long, Jr., First Lieutenant in Capt. Bowen's Company, and appears to
be every inch a soldier. His father, Jas. F. Long, Sen., is a private
in Capt. Bowen's Company, and these, we believe, embrace all the family
old enough to bear arms. All honor to them!
1027. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: It is said that more than
two hundred deaths, among wounded soldiers brought to New York, are
traceable to cotton lint. Send only pure linen scraped or raveled.
1028. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: A Caution to Boys. Several
boys, some of them old enough to pass for young men, have recently
been arrested, in this village, and fined, for destroying garden
vegetables and committing other depredations in the night season.
One lad has been sent to jail. Very many have from time to time suffered
by depredations on their fruit and vegetables, and it is time for
the boys to understand that they cannot engage in such lawlessness
and wrong proceedings with impunity. If parents will not take care
of their boys, and will allow them to spend their evenings they know
not where, they must expect to suffer for it. Several of these boys,
we know, are heartily ashamed of their conduct, and we trust will
not offend again. Hoping all will take warning, we, for this time,
suppress their names.
1029. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Military. The 17th Conn,
Col. Noble, is at Camden Station, Baltimore. The 8th Connecticut,
with the other regiments of Burnside's division, were on Saturday
encamped on Meridian Hill, near Washington. Lieut. Col. Stone, of
the Connecticut 5th, writes with his own hand from Gordonsville,
Va., Aug. 17, to his family - says he is badly wounded, but his leg
or arm has not been amputated; is well taken care of, and hopes to
1030. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Roll of the Windham Company,
being Company H, 18th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
Captain, Chas. D. Bowen, Willimantic
Lieutenants: Jas. F. Long, Jr., Willimantic; Andrew W. Loomis, Tolland.
Wm. H. Locke, Willimantic
Geo. Jordan, Willimantic
Thos. Spencer, Willimantic
C.A. Tourtellotte, Tolland
Albert S. Blish, Willimantic
Sanford A. Comins, Willimantic
John E. Barrows, Willimantic
Hezekiah Thompson, Willimantic
Seth S. Chapman, Chaplin
Wm. H. Boyden, Willimantic
Thos. Jordan, Willimantic
Chas. H. Chase, Willimantic
Wm. J. Whiteside, Coventry
Wagoner: Geo. Herrick, Willimantic
Musician: Eber S. Holland, Willimantic
Adams, John Q., Chaplin
Ashley, Earl, Chaplin
Apley, J. Andrew, Chaplin
Apley, Henry, Chaplin
Adams, Russell W., Tolland
Bingham, E.W., Chaplin
Barber, Chas. A., Tolland
Buchanan, Moses, Willimantic
Briggs, Geo. L., Willimantic
Buckley, Alfred, Willimantic
Babcock, Courtland, Jr., Willimantic
Buckingham, Wm. H., Willimantic
Bennett, Nath'l W., Willimantic
Bull, Geo. A., Willimantic
Backus, Albert H., Willimantic
Bliven, Geo. R., Windham
Brooks, Chas. U., Tolland
Brown, Wm. B., Tolland
Cushman, Izenart P., Willimantic
Conner, Thos., Willimantic
Colburn, J.S., Chaplin
Carney, James, Willimantic
Carney, John, Willimantic
Crandall, Amos G., Franklin
Dean, Wm., Willimantic
Dawley, Andrew H., Willimantic
Dillabee, Andrew H., Chaplin
Eaton, Eben R., Windham
Farnham, M.V.B., Tolland
Fenton, Anson A., Chaplin
Foss, Ambrose, Coventry
Farnham, Dwight H., Tolland
Gurley, Franklin E., Chaplin
Gleason, Wilber A., Willimantic
Gager, John F., Coventry
Green, Amos P., Coventry
Golding, Joseph, Willimantic
Griggs, Wm. W., Ellington
Grundy, John, Willimantic
Harris, Horatio A., Willimantic
Harris, Geo. D., Willimantic
Haskell, Chas., Willimantic
Harrington, Francis S., Coventry
Hall, Wm. H., Willimantic
Hall, Origin, Willimantic
Hefrien, Patrick, Willimantic
Johnson, Richard M., Willimantic
Jordan, Van Buren, Willimantic
Kenyon, Otis G., Willimantic
Kenworthy, Joseph, Willimantic
Lewis, Wm., Willimantic
Lewis, Francis E., Willimantic
Lewis, Chas. H., Willimantic
Long, Jas F. Sen., Willimantic
Metcalf, Job, Willimantic
Miller, Frederick, Tolland
Newcomb, L. II, Coventry
Niles, John, Franklin
Perry, Wm. W., Willimantic
Pilling, James, Willimantic
Perkins, Joseph M., Willimantic
Palmer, Pierce, Tolland
Reffelt, Frederick, Coventry
Rogers, Emery D., Tolland
Ripley, Edward F., Windham
Robinson, John M., Willimantic
Robertson, Lacon W., Coventry
Sullivan, Dennis, Willimantic
Suell, Alfred A., Tolland
Smith, Lester C., Chaplin
Shay, John, Willimantic
Sweet, Daniel K., Willimantic
Thomas, Edwin, Willimantic
Tracy, Alfred E., Tolland
Tracy, Henry G., Coventry
Wilson, Albert C., Willimantic
Watts, Joseph, Willimantic
Wilson, John R., Tolland
Wise, Jacob, Coventry
Weldon, Alonzo, Windham
Wilber, Amariah D., Coventry
Wilber, Geo. H., Coventry
Williams, Everett, Ellington
Transferred to Another Company:
Baker, Darwin, Willimantic
Hempsted, Chas. J., Willimantic
Ladd, Geo. W., Tolland
Main, Gershom P., Willimantic
Reilly, John, Willimantic
Snow, Wm. M., Willimantic
Smith, Hiram, Tolland
Smith, Joseph, Willimantic
Scott, John G., Willimantic
Underwood, Geo. W., Willimantic
Discharged Owing to Sickness: Pidge Alanson, Willimantic.
This company was recruited in about four weeks by Capt. Bowen, Lieuts.
Long and Loomis, and Sergt. Locke. It left Willimantic for Norwich on
Thursday, August 7th, and Norwich for the seat of the war with the 18th
Reg't on Friday the 22d and is now stationed at Fort McHenry, Baltimore.
1031. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Roll of the Mansfield Company,
being Company , 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
Officers: Captain. C.G. Southworth, Mansfield
Francis S. Long, Willimantic
Alvin M. Crane, Mansfield
Chas Fenton, Mansfield
Julian N. Parker, Mansfield
Dyer A. Clark, Ashford
Aaron S. Dutton, Ashford
David A. Conant, Mansfield
John D. Gaylord, Ashford
Geo. W. French, Mansfield
Lewis S. Barnes, Winchester
John K. Potter, Ashford
Maddison L. Cross, Mansfield
Dwight P. Peck, Chaplin
Edward P. Conant, Mansfield
Jerome B. Baldwin, Mansfield
Wagoner: Wm. W. Seagraves, Chaplin
John Bolles, Ashford
Danforth Lumbard, Ashford
Adams, Francis A., Ashford
Austin, Youngs, Willington
Brackett, John M., Willington
Boyne, John C., Coventry
Bennett, Theo. F., Mansfield
Broadhurst, Thomas, Mansfield
Brown, John A., Ashford
Brundrett, Thomas, Ashford
Bennett, Geo. D., Mansfield
Burnham, Geo., Ashford
Braman, Timothy, Windham
Babcock, Frank L., Coventry
Chester, Horace R., Eastford
Chaffee, Wm. F., Mansfield
Crosby, George H., Mansfield
Dunham, Geo. W., Mansfield
Dunn, Patrick, Windham
Edwards, Henry W., Willington
Eastman, J. Edward, Ashford
Eastman, Roswell, D., Ashford
Edgeton, George, Ashford
Farrell, John, Mansfield
Forn, Patrick, Willimantic
Flaherity, Peter, Mansfield
Flaherity, Dennis, Mansfield
Fitch, Geo. F., Windham
Flaherity, James, Mansfield
Gray, Henry R., Willimantic
Harris, Geo H., Mansfield
Harvey, Horace, Mansfield
Hutchins, Geo. H., Mansfield
Harris, Eber, Windham
Humphrey, Canfield J., Mansfield
Hovey, John D., Scotland
Hanks, Alfred P., Mansfield
Huler, William, Mansfield
Jacobs, Francis, Mansfield
Jones, William, Willington
Jackson, Ely, Sprague
Kinney, Andrew E., Mansfield
King, Geo. F., Mansfield
Larkham, Henry W., Mansfield
Mowrey, Samuel L., Mansfield
Mullen, Patrick, Windham
Miller, Nelson A., Ashford
Nichols, Chas W., Mansfield
Owen, E.F., Ashford
Perkins, Andrew, Windham
Payne, William R., Mansfield
Parker, Osmer H., Chaplin
Parker, John A., Mansfield
Rouse, John E., Willington
Randall, Augustus, Mansfield
Reynolds, Geo. D., Mansfield
Robinson, William, Hampton
Rood, Harrison, Windham
Ross, Daniel V., Norwich
Simmons, John S., Ashford
Stearns, Jared H., Mansfield
Sparrow, George E., Tolland
Stimpson, Wm. B., Windham
Sheppard, Jerome, Hebron
Thorne, Henry W., Mansfield
Tucker, Frank, Franklin
Topliff, James M., Willimantic
Woodworth, Henry C., Mansfield
Weldon, Alphonso, Windham
Weeden, William, Windham
Wylis, Whiting S., Mansfield
White, Henry, Ashford
Weeks, Jonathan, Eastford
Whitehouse, Storrs, Mansfield
Whitehouse, Fielder, Willington
Webster, Myron D., Woodstock.
The above company has been recruited in Mansfield and the neighboring
towns and is made up of the best material, consisting mainly of the hardy
yeomanry of the rural districts. It is to be filled to the maximum number
by transfers from some other company. Capt. Southworth is a highly respected
and influential citizen of Mansfield, having had much experience in our
State Militia affairs. He has enlisted because he believed it to be his
duty to God and his country to do so, and we doubt not will make an excellent
officer. Our best wishes and the prayers of many friends go with him
and his company. The above company left Norwich with the 21st Regiment.
1032. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: The Ladies' Soldiers' Relief
Association sent off, on Wednesday, two large boxes, filled with
articles for the relief of the sick and wounded of the army, comprising
a considerable quantity of lint, of which there is and will doubtless
continue to be a pressing want. The preparing, in large quantities,
of lint, is a rather slow and tedious operation; but busy and willing
fingers can save many a valuable life by raveling or scraping old
linen rags. The ladies of Willimantic are doing a noble work in thus
providing for the relief and comfort of their bleeding defenders
in the field.
1033. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: A.W. Jillson, Esq., of
Willimantic, has been appointed General Agent of the Hartford Fire
Insurance Co., of this city, in place of Mr. Bowers, whose retirement
we noticed a few days since. Mr. Jillson is a gentleman of much experience
as an underwriter, is thoroughly posted in all branches of insurance,
and will make a trustworthy and excellent officer. - Hartford Courant,
10th. Mr. Jillson has, for a number of years, been Agent for the
Aetna and other Fire and Life Insurance companies, for this place
and vicinity, and has given, we believe, universal satisfaction.
We regret to lose him, but are glad that he has obtained such a desirable
appointment, which we are sure he will fill with credit.
1034. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: A Teacher's Institute convenes
at Chaplin, on Tuesday next, the 16th instant. We can assure our
teacher friends that they will meet a cordial welcome and open-handed
hospitality from the citizens of that patriotic and public spirited
town. We happen to know a number of the resident teachers there,
and they are not the sort that do things by halves. We send greetings,
and also wish we could be with them.
1035. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: We are indebted to our
friend Corporal John E. Barrows, who has been detailed as ordnance
sergeant, for a copy of
the roll of Capt. Bowen's company, which we print this week. Capt. Bowen,
on the 3d, reports himself and command generally in good heatlh.
1036. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: The 5th, 8th and 11th Connecticut
regiments and all our other regiments near the Potomac, can be addressed
Washington. It is always safe to direct to Washington when it is not
known where a regiment is, as the letters will be forwarded from there.
1037. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: At a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Windham County Agricultural Society, held at Brooklyn
Sept. 3d, it
was voted to dispense with the Cattle Show and Fair this fall, owing
to the present condition of our National affairs.
1038. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: We print a few extra copies
this week on account of the rolls of Capt. Bowen's and Capt. Southworth's
They can be had of Mr. Walden - price 4 cents.
1039. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: The anniversary of the
massacre at Groton Heights, on September 6, 1781, was celebrated
on Saturday, by the
display of a flag from the top of Groton Monument.
1040. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: An association of Connecticut
men for the relief of sick and wounded soldiers from this State was
Washington, Monday evening, the Hon. H.A. Bradly, President, and W.A.
Croffut, Secretary. Most of the Connecticut regiments are now near the
1041. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Mrs. Sarah Thompson died
in Bristol, on the 7th inst. She was born the 22d day of June, 1759,
seventeen years before
the Declaration of Independence. .At the time of her decease, she had
reached the age of one hundred and three years, two months and sixteen
1042. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: The commander of the new
pirate ship Florida, reported cruising in the Gulf, is John N. Maffit,
a son of the revival preacher John N. Maffit. The son was born in
Salem in this State.
1043. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Fletcher Webster, mortally
wounded, and now dead, was the eldest son of Daniel Webster. His
younger son was in the
army in Mexico, and died in service there. His daughter, Mrs. Appleton,
died some years ago, - so that now there is none left of the blood of
1044. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: From the Eighteenth. Sept.
5th '62. Our boys are all well with two or three exceptions. There
is a rumor that we are to see active service shortly, as Gen. Morris
has requested to be relieved of his command at Fort McHenry, and
says he must have the 18th with him, as their appearance pleases
him better than any other regiment he has seen.
1045. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Marriages.
In St. Paul's Church, Windham Center, September 11. by Rev. S.J. Horton,
of Cheshire, Mr. George Lathrop, of Willimantic, and Miss Sarah
J. Bingham, of Windham.
1046. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: Deaths.
In Lebanon, September 2, of enlargment of the brain, [Isaac?] S., only
son of Isaac and Susan Champlin, aged 13 months.
In Hebron, September 9, Mary Peters, aged 104.
1047. TWJ Fri Sep 12, 1862: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 4th day
of Sept., A.D., 1862. Present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. On motion
of Anna Babcock, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Dyer
Babcock, late of Windham, within said District, deceased. This Court
doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors
of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executrix
and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising
in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting a copy thereof
on the public sign-post in said town of Windham nearest the place
where the deceased last dwelt.
1048. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Historical Notes on Willimantic.
No. VIII. The "forge place" is spoken of in 1746 in such
as manner as would indicate that the "Iron Works" establishment,
we gave some account of in our last number, had then been abandoned.
Previous to this in 1729, (Sept. 26,) Joseph Martin, of Lebanon,
for 410 [English pounds], purchased of Thomas Hartshorn, the grist
and saw mills, with the privilege belonging thereto, including the "forty
acre lot." These mills built by Hartshorn, were in possession
of the Martin family for some forty or fifty years, and were long
known as "Martin's mills." Although Joseph Martin came
from Lebanon, there is no account of him or family in the Lebanon
records. Neither do I find any connection between him and George
Martin, who came from Ipswich, and was one of the early settlers
of Hampton. Joseph Martin lived, probably, in what has been known
in our day as the
"Howes house," opposite the old mill at the "State,"
both gone. He died May 13, 1750, aged 65. Mary, his wife, died Jan. 25,
1745, aged 62. I find no account of any children except one son, Jonathan,
who was born about 1708. He inherited the mills and homestead from his
father, and continued the business many years. He was chosen Deacon of
the First Church of Windham in 1765. He married Jemima Hebard, daughter
of Dr. Joseph Hebard, Jan. 19, 1731, and died in 1795, aged 87. His children
1. Mary, b. April 21, 1732
2. Abigail, b. Jan. 14, 1733-4; m. probably, Elijah Dewey, of Lebanon.
3. Jemima, b. March 1, 1733-4; m. about 1767, Levi Hyde, of Lebanon,
who emigrated early to New Hampshire.
4. Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1738; m. probably Elizabeth Coy.
5. Martha, b. May 23, 1741.
6. Jonathan, b. April 13, 1743.
7. Sarah, b. May 5, 1745-6.
8. John, b. April 9, 1748; m. Lois Guild, of Lebanon.
9. Hannah, b. March 16, 1749-50.
10. Luther, b. April 10, 1752.
Jonathan Martin, Jr., son of Dea. Jonathan above, m. Jerusha Welch, March
9, 1769, and had the following children:
1. Melone, b. April 16, 1771.
2. Jonathan, b. July 23, 1776, kept tavern in Hampton - so says the late
3. Samuel, b. Jan. 7, 1781.
4. Julia Ann, b. Feb. 2, 1783
5. Irena, b. Sept. 15, 1784
6. Ashbel, b. April 19, 1791. Emigrated west.
We have not been able to obtain much information respecting this branch
of the Martins; probably most if not all of them removed from this town
many years ago. Should any of our readers be able to give further information
in regard to any of them they will much oblige by communicating the same.
The family was apparently a very respectable and substantial one of old
1049. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: On Wednesday, Mrs. Perkins,
an elderly lady, was driving along Main street, in the upper part
of the village, with two other ladies in the wagon, when the horse,
deeming the weight a burden, made diligent use of his heels in relieving
himself of it, in accomplishing which he reduced the vehicle to vulgar
fractions, and deposited the ladies in a rather ungentle manner in
immediate contact with the stone wall. After these fancy freaks,
he made off on a little excursion of his own. The ladies were not
injured beyond some bruises.
1050. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Rev. Mr. Brooks, of North
Mansfield, received some injuries by being thrown from his carriage
by the sudden starting of his horse, in this village, on Monday.
1051. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Joshua B. Lord, Esq., of
this village has been appointed assistant assessor under the U.S.
Tax Law, for district No. 7, comprising the towns of Ashford, Chaplin,
Scotland and Windham.
1052. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: The 21st Regiment has arrived
at Washington, and we hear privately that several members are sick,
among them Frank Jacobs, of Mansfield.
1053. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Rev. M.J. Drennan has been
engaged to supply the Congregational Church at Windham, for one year.
1054. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: For the Journal. A Golden
Wedding. Lebanon has seldom witnessed a spectacle more refreshing
than was exhibited to
day, in the assembling of the relatives of mr. Samuel Avery and wife,
to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The day was
delightful, and at about 3 o'clock P.M. the Averys, Smiths, and others,
began to pour in, till it seemed that of the Smiths of Franklin their
name was Legion. The greetings of brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts,
and cousins, to the number of eighty, together with their happy social
intercourse, which, by the way, has always characterized this circle
of relatives, was truly pleasant to behold. Tables were laid, at an early
hour, in a temporary grove, loaded with choice viands, and when a blessing
had been invoked by Rev. O. Cunningham, in connection with a short prayer
for the aged couple and their friends, ample justice was done to everything
provided, till the ladies grew merry over their tea, and the gentlemen
commenced speech-making; which continued, interspersed with singing,
till the general conviction was that they were having an uncommon occasion
- a wonderful good time.
There were of this company two couples who are candidates for like honors
- Capt. Avery Bromley and wife, from Brookklyn, N.Y., who will have been
married fifty years next December; and Mr. P.P. Smith, of Franklin, who
married a sister of Mrs. Avery forty-eight years ago. Capt. B. was in
the war of 1812. Mrs. Smith is the happy mother of ten children -three
daughters and seven sons - who are all pious. The sons are anti-rum,
anti-tobacco, and anti- a good many other mean things, and of course
good Republicans. One son and a grandson who have enlisted, made nteresting
speeches for their country. Mr. Samuel Avery was married during the war
of 1812. May they, as they ever have, live pleasantly together, with
their affectionate children, to see many happy days, after our present
unnatural and horrid war has been terminated, in the complete overthrow
of the great rebellion. The presents were general and cheerful. - Not
a Relative. Lebanon, September 10, 1862.
1055. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Otis Payne and Lewis Wooding,
of Prospect, while out hunting one day last week, in the vicinity
of Roaring Brook, near Prospect and Cheshire line, discovered three
or four adders, of the "chunkhead" variety, making their
way to a ledge of rocks. They followed them, and before retiring
from the field discovered and killed fifteen, averaging 2 1-2 feet
in length. They are said to be as poisonous as the rattlesnake.
1056. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: The 22d, C.V., (nine months)
has elected George S. Burnham, of Hartford, as Colonel, Col. B. was
in command of the 1st C.V. during its three months' service.
1057. TWJ Fri Sep 19, 1862: Deaths.
In Willimantic, September 1_ [looks like either 16 or 18], _______ Lathrop,
In Windham, September 1_ [looks like either 15 or 16] Miss Maria Simons,
In Windham, September 15, Robert, son of _____ Bingham, aged 2 years.
In Windham, September 1_, ____ Ormsby, aged __.
In Chaplin, September 11, Horace C. Eaton, aged __.
In Andover, Mass., Maria Lee Barrows, aged _ months, daughter of Allen
C. and Mary ____ [unreadable]
1058. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: The Strategic Chaplain.
Rev. Frederick Denison formerly pastor of the Central Baptist Church
of Norwich, and at
present Chaplain of the First Rhode Island Cavalry, writes to his friends
in that city that he has escaped safely, the regiment having been under
fire ten times. He adds that while passing with his servant through some
woods, on business for the regiment, he captured six rebel soldiers with
their pieces loaded. His strategy on that occasion consisted of a vigorous
display of brass.
1059. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: The 18th Regiment. By a
private letter from our friend J.E. Barrows, of Capt. Bowen's company,
we learn that the
18th is still at Fort McHenry, progressing favorably in discipline and
drill. He reports all well except Andrew Dawley, who is about to be discharged
on account of the state of his health.
1060. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Accident in Chaplin. We
are very sorry to hear that Mr. Nathan Griggs, of Chaplin, met with
a serious accident on
Saturday, the 1_th instant. In adjusting a gate which lets the water
through from the floom of his mill his foot and ankle were caught and
crushed and injured that on Thursday of last week it was found necessary
to amputate his limb, which was done between the knee and ankle. At last
accounts he was doing well but has suffered very much. P.S. - Mr. Griggs
has since died.
1061. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Gerald Toole, the murderer
of State Prison Warden, was executed in the jail yard in Hartford,
last Friday. In the
afternoon he was buried by his friends in the old North burying grounds.
1062. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Connecticut Troops in the
Late Battle. It is a matter of honest pride and congratulation that
our Connecticut troops, wherever they have met the foe, have done
themselves credit and maintained untarnished the honor of their State.
The 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th, the two latter new regiments, were
in the late battle, and bore themselves bravely and well; a large
number of them sleep the sleep that knows no waking, on the banks
of the Antietam. The strife at the bridge, where so many of our gallant
boys went down, will be as celebrated in our annals as that of Napoleon
at the bridge of Lodi. Honor to the brave!
Capt. Eleazer H. Ripley, of Windham, was in the fight on the 17th, and,
we are sorry to learn, lost his left arm.
In the lists of killed and wounded published so far we do not find any
1063. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: The funeral obsequies of
General Mansfield, at Middletown, his native place, on Tuesday were
of the most solemn and
imposing character. Business was generally suspended, stores, dwellings,
and numerous flags were draped in mourning. The body arrived in that
place early Sunday morning, and lay in state in the vestibule of the
North Church, of which he had been a member for many years. At the funeral
Hon. Ebenezer Jackson, Senator Dixon, and Gov. Buckingham pronounced
eulogies to the deceased, and after the exercises the body was followed
by a long procession of sorrowing relatives and friends to the grave,
where the Mansfield Guards, a company named in his honor, fired three
volleys over his grave, and the sad concourse dispersed.
1064. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Marriages.
In Windham, September 21, by Rev. John H. A___, Mr. Henry Jackson, of
Hampton, and Miss Louisa G. Thompson, of Willimantic.
1065. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Deaths.
At Liberty Hill, September 22, Mrs. C.W. Stiles, aged __.
In Chaplin, September 22, Nathan Griggs, aged 48.
In Columbia, September 28, Agnes P. Porter, aged __.
In Norwich, September 2_, John N. Trumbull, of Mansfield, aged 22 - a
clerk in the Merchants' Bank.
In Middletown, September 19, Dr. Charles Dyer, son of the late Dr. Benjamin
Dyer, of Windham, aged __.
1066. TWJ Fri Sep 25, 1862: Notice. The Copartnership
heretofore existing under the name and firm of Tilden & Dimmick,
is this day by mutual consent dissolved, as Mr. Dimmick contemplates
going to the war. The business will be continued by Mr. Tilden, who
alone is authorized to settle all accounts. Thankful for former patronage,
Mr. Tilden hopes, by strict attention to business to merit a share
of public patronage. He will continue to keep everything in the line
of a First Class Grocery Store. All are cordially invited to call
and examine his stock of Groceries, and see for themselves how low
he will sell Goods. Chester Tilden, Jr., Sept. 22, 1862.