VOLUME 17/NUMBER 4
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER
IN THIS ISSUE: Family History—Separating Fact from Fiction > Who’s Buried in Harford’s Colonial Cemetery? > The Ferridays Inspire Two Historical Novels > From Humble Beginnings to Art World Height > Celebrating Archives Month
ON THE COVER: Kathryn, Mabel, and Helen Burke, c. 1907. Greenwich Historical Society. See story, page 46.
Table of Contents
9 Hog River Journal: Venture & Meg Smith, A Connecticut Family
By Elizabeth J. Normen
10 Letters, etc.
13 From the State Historian: The Beechers—Connecticut’s Most Accomplished Family?
By Walter W. Woodward
14 Donald Lines Jacobus and the Making of American Genealogy
Researching your family before the Internet.
By Briann Greenfield
20 Unburying Hartford’s Native and African Family Histories
Not only Puritans were buried in Hartford’s first cemetery.
By Katherine A. Hermes
26 Caroline Ferriday and her Infinitely Generous Family
Finding inspiration at the Bellamy-Ferriday House.
By Martha Hall Kelly
32 Celebrating Archives Month
34 Searching for My James and Lane Families
Separating fact from fiction in my family tree.
By Elisabeth Petry
40 The LeWitts Raise a World-Class Artist
Conceptual artist Sol LeWitt’s humble beginnings.
By Lary Bloom
46 Childe Hassam and the Burkes of Cos Cob
By Susan G. Larkin
48 The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Started Here
By Kevin Flood
52 Site Lines: A Love Story at the Palmer-Warner House
By Erin Farley