Category Archives: Connecticut

In the Footsteps of Wolcott and Washington

Representing 16 Signers, we were delighted that almost 50 members and guests attended the Fall 2018 meeting in Connecticut, traveling from 11 states and the District of Columbia. An overcast Friday did not dampen our spirits as we gathered at … Continue reading

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Colonial lore: Litchfield, Connecticut

Almost 100 years after the initial settlement of Connecticut, towns were getting crowded and people began to look to the western part of the state.  Litchfield was incorporated in 1719 by an act of the Colonial Assembly of Connecticut on … Continue reading

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Fall meeting in Connecticut

The DSDI Fall meeting will be held in Windsor and Litchfield, Connecticut Sept. 28-30.  It will be the Society’s first visit to the area, where we will learn about the Wolcott family.  Oliver Wolcott, one of the four signers from … Continue reading

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Fall meeting in New Haven included Trumbull paintings

New Haven welcomed 57  DSDI members and guests for the fall meeting over the weekend of  September 20-22.   We were fortunate to have lovely weather with just a bit of rain while we were indoors. On Friday evening we met … Continue reading

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Fall meeting Sept. 20-22, 2013 in New Haven, CT

Program FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 2:00pm    Registration begins in the lobby of the Omni New Haven Hotel 3:00pm    Board of Governors’ Meeting: Omni New Haven Hotel, Church room 6:30pm     Reception with cash bar at The Graduate Club, New Haven 7:00pm     … Continue reading

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Guided tour of historic Grove Street Cemetery: Homage to Roger Sherman

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 11:00 AM Grove Street Cemetery New Haven, CT www.grovestreetcemetery.org  Sometimes referred to as the Westminster of Yale, the Grove Street Cemetery maintains the graves of most early residents of New Haven, along with those of Eli Whitney … Continue reading

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In Connecticut, DSDI members celebrate the Declaration

Truxtun Brodhead of DSDI was given the honor of tapping the bell at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on July 4, with his wife Mary in attendance.  This was  the sixth year  that Trux  has  represented  DSDI  at the event. In   New … Continue reading

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Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott was born on November 20, 1726 at Windsor, Connecticut, the 14th of 15 children of Roger Wolcott and Sarah Drake.  As he grew into manhood he was described as tall, erect, dark-complexioned, dignified, and a man of integrity … Continue reading

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William Williams

William Williams was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, on April 18, 1731, the son of Pastor Solomon Williams, D.D., and Mary Porter Williams. Great-great grandfather Robert Williams was born at Great Yarmouth, England about 1593, emigrated to America from Norwich in … Continue reading

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Roger Sherman

“My friend, you should fit yourself to be a lawyer.” The tall, awkward young man to whom these words were addressed looked surprised. “I! Why should I be a lawyer?” he asked.”Because you have drawn these notes so that, with … Continue reading

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