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Armstrong family papers

1995-20-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-20-0
Scope and Contents The papers of the Armstrong family of Washington, Conn., centering on James Armstrong (1754-1816). His wife Miriam Mallory Armstrong (1756-1851) was the daughter of Caleb Mallory and Jane Weller Mallory. On Feb. 3, 1780, a little more than four months before Miriam married Armstrong, her parents and three of their grandchildren were murdered in their home by Barnett Davenport, a crime considered to be the first incidence of multiple murder in the United States. A small group of papers...
Dates: Created: 1757-1855; Other: Date acquired: 04/10/1995

Samuel Wright papers

1953-26-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1953-26-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Samuel Wright (1789-1875) of Litchfield, Conn., including correspondence, deeds, financial records, legal documents, records related to the militia, and tax collection documents. Samuel Wright was the son of Jonathan Wright (1745/46-1836) and his third wife, Thankful Landon (1757?-1831), who was the widow of Benjamin Gibbs. Jonathan's first wife was Leah Bissell (1747?-1782). Many of the deeds in the papers relate to land transactions involving his wives' families. Samuel...
Dates: Created: 1767-1877; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1953