Colonies in Connecticut in the 1640s: Ignoring Dutch claims to the land, English Puritans from Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay settled along the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound on lands they purchased from Native American peoples. By 1645, the settlements of Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford had united to form River Colony, which became known as Connecticut.

Colonies in Connecticut in the 1640s: Ignoring Dutch claims to the land, English Puritans from Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay settled along the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound on lands they purchased from Native American peoples. By 1645, the settlements of Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford had united to form River Colony, which became known as Connecticut.

Gillette Castle in Connecticut, Yes, Connecticut does have castles. Now a state park, overlooking the Connecticut River, 30 minutes south of Hartford.

Gillette Castle in Connecticut, Yes, Connecticut does have castles. Now a state park, overlooking the Connecticut River, 30 minutes south of Hartford.

Wequetequock Burial Ground - Ancestor Walter Palmer one of 4 founding fathers of Stonington,CT

Wequetequock Burial Ground - Ancestor Walter Palmer one of 4 founding fathers of Stonington,CT

Wequetequock Burial Ground -  Ancestor Walter Palmer one of 4 founding fathers of Stonington,CT

Wequetequock Burial Ground - Ancestor Walter Palmer one of 4 founding fathers of Stonington,CT

Ancestor Ann Borodell Denison, wife of George Denison, Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London,CT

Ancestor Ann Borodell Denison, wife of George Denison, Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London,CT

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