Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut

now East Hampton, Middlesex, Connecticut

Led by Isaac Smith settlers from Eastham travelled up the Connecticut River in 1739 to Middle Haddam parish, located between the towns of Middletown and Haddam. In 1746 the settlement was renamed Easthampton after Eastham. In 1767 it was split from Middletown and incorporated as Chatham. It was renamed East Hampton in 1915. It is located 30 miles from Hampton and should not be confused with East Haddam, another town in Middlesex county. Middlesex county, which contains East Hampton, was formed in 1785 from parts of Hartford and New London counties.

FAMILIES: Clark, Harding, Sears


Wikipedia article

Google map

CTGenWeb town site

Lakeview Cemetery (on the website)

On the DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK website: Barbour vital records, early marriages, other Middlesex county records

Chatham Historical Society website

Whittemore, Henry, ed., History of Middlesex County, Connecticut, New York, J. B. Beers & Co., 1884. Online, Internet Archive.


Photo: Lake Pocctopaug in East Hampton; Source: Wikimedia Commons






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