Derby, Connecticut, USA - City Hall
Derby, Connecticut, USA

City Hall

Derby, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Church, Convent and School
Derby, Connecticut, USA

St. Mary's Church, Convent and School

Derby, Connecticut, USA - Town Pump
Derby, Connecticut, USA

Town Pump

Derby, Connecticut, USA - Bridge over Housatonic River
Derby, Connecticut, USA

Bridge over Housatonic River

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Derby, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Derby, Connecticut, USA? 

Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Derby was settled in 1642 as an Indian trading post under the name Paugasset. It was named after Derby, England, in 1675. Derby was incorporated on May 13, 1775.

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1675 - (Derby, CT) Settled as a Native American trading post in 1654, it was named after Derby, England, in 1675. towns-page/ derby/
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1681 First water-powered grist mill opened in Derby towns-page/ derby/
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1819 - Derby
Derby, an ancient commercial post town, is situated upon the eastern side of the Ousatonick river, 12 miles from its mouth, at the head of navigation; 9 miles northwest from New-Haven, and 38 southwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Oxford, on the east by Woodbridge, on the south by...Read MORE...

1819 - First industrial training school, established by Josiah Holbrook in Derby resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
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1833 – A family of Bethany Indians resettled in Derby by the selectmen is wiped out by smallpox; there are in all six men, three squaws, and three children; only the children survive the epidemic.
The family, named Mack, support themselves by making baskets and by hunting. They are among the last survivors of the Paugusset Indians living in the area. historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
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DERBY, a township of New Haven co., in the state of Connecticut, 44 m. SW of Hartford, watered by the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. The surface is hilly, but the soil possesses considerable fertility. The harbour is capable of receiving vessels of 80 tons, but they are chiefly those belonging to ...Read MORE...

1870 - Housatonic Dam opened in Derby towns-page/ derby/
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News  1882 - HIGH WATER AT DERBY. The Scene at the Ousatonic Dam - Freshets of Past Years.
BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 25.- The steady down pour of rain during Saturday, both day and night, caused the Ousatonic and Naugatuck rivers to rise to the height of 11 feet 6 ½ inches above low water mark making the third freshet at this season in twenty-five years, the other two having occurred October...Read MORE...

Trainmen Hurt, Locomotive and Cars Wrecked, and Tracks Torn Up.
Special to The New York Times.

DERBY, Conn., April 9. - When making a trip from Bridgeport to Waterbury early to-day over the tracks of the New York, Hew Haven & Hartford Railroad, Freight Engine 468 of the mogul type, blew up at...Read MORE...

Derby, der'be, a banking city of New Haven co., Conn., in Derby township (town), on the Housatonic River, at the month of the Naugatuck River, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 9 miles W. of New Haven. A bridge across the Nangatuck River connects Derby with Birmingham. Here are...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Hannah L. Davis (1796, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 13 September 1879, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Bird French (1796, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 6 November 1870, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Eleazer Hawkins (27 November 1706, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 1734, Derby, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Joseph Hawkins (14 February 1669, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 21 April 1732, Stratford, Connecticut, USA)
flag  Zadock Hawkins (abt. 1733, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 20 October 1777, , Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Lillian Frances Stevens (11 January 1952, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 30 November 2005, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Tabitha Tomlinson (1645, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 1691, Derby, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag  Damaris Wooster (20 February 1708, Derby, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  Timothy Wooster (12 November 1670, Derby, Connecticut, USA - , )

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Joseph Hawkins (3 April 1642 - 12 October 1682) & Abigail Holbrook (21 May 1648 - 1681)
married 8 April 1668

Eleazer Hawkins (27 November 1706 - 1734) & Damaris Wooster (20 February 1708 - )
married 13 December 1727

Zadock Hawkins (abt. 1733 - 20 October 1777) & Lydia Wilmot (23 July 1734 - 4 August 1820)
married 4 August 1754

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