Historical Accounts

A Witch Hanged in Bridgeport
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A Witch Hanged in Bridgeport

A Witch Hanged in Bridgeport By Eric D. Lehman In the middle of the 17th century, Bridgeport was simply a no-man’s land between the growing colonial villages of Stratford and Fairfield. That is no doubt why the citizens of these Puritan communities decided to hang a witch ...

September 20, 2011
Abolishment of Hard Times Part Three
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Abolishment of Hard Times Part Three

My grandfather, Daniel Wakelee, built a new homestead for this family between 1832 and 1836 in Long Hill, Trumbull, CT.  This homestead was on what was called the New Turnpike, and is now the main road running from Bridgeport to Stephney, CT.  This new homestead ...

May 28, 2015
Abolishment of Hard Times: Part Two
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Abolishment of Hard Times: Part Two

Written by Ebenezer Wakeley, Jr. (1843-1916) Edited by great-great grandson Gregory Robert Cunningham  My father, Ebenezer Wakelee, the son of Daniel Wakelee and Mary Baldwin, was born January 13, 1818.  He married Mary Jennings of Greenfield Hill, CT, who was the daughter of Seth Jennings who lived ...

November 02, 2012