Born in Scio, Grecian Archipelago, October 22, 1816. During the Greek Revolution the Turks invaded that island in 1822, and after narrowly escaping the massacre that followed, George with his mother and two young sisters were carried captives to Smyrna. Through friends in that city he was ransomed and sent in an American brig to Baltimore; much kindness was shown him by members of the Greek Relief Committee, and the story of his misfortunes excited the sympathy of Captain Alden Partridge, head of the military academy then at Norwich, who offered to receive and provide for young Colvocoresses as his
Location: Bridgeport Connecticut
Teachout, Albert R.; mnfr. and merchant; born, Royalton, O., June, 12, 1852; son of Abraham and Julia Ann Tousley Teachout; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 17, 1873, Sarah Parmly; issue, Kate P., Albert R., Jr., and David William; associated with his father in the mercantile business in Cleveland in the fall of 1873; business first known as A. R. Teachout & Son; in 1889, incorporated as The A. Teachout Co., manufacturers of and dealers in doors, glass, mantles, and interior finish; in forty years, the business has grown to large proportions. and the house now
HARTWELL, Sophia Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 24, 1790, died Oct. 29, 1882, married Sherman, son of Isaac Hartwell, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was born Dec. 2, 1790, died Jan. 16, 1876. He was president of one of the Bridgeport banks. Children: I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1818, m. Simeon B. Chittenden, had three children. II. Rachael Thompson, b. Sept. 6, 1822, m. Timothy P. Chapman. Issue: (1) Hartwell; (2) Timothy; (3) John. III. Eli Merwin, b. Aug. 21, 1827, d. Oct. 12, 1829. IV. Sidney, b. Sept. 12, 1832, d. Sept. 18, 1833. V.
CURLEY, Emerett Almeda Todd9, (Henry8, Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 17, 1857, in Waterbury, Conn., died May 25, 1915, in Bridgeport, Conn., married at the John Street M. E. Church, in New York City, Dec. 24, 1890, John J. Curley. They lived in Bridgeport, Conn., where their children were born. Children: I. Francis Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1892. II. Howard John, b. April 21, 1898.
Henry Todd8, (Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 28, 1828, in Wolcott, Conn., died July 8, 1897, in Bridgeport, Conn., married April, 1852, Almeda Newton, who was born in 1826, in Woodbridge, Conn., died Dec. 12, 1901, in Bridgeport, Conn. Children: *2278. Wilmer Lewis, b. Sept. 1, 1853. *2279. Emerett Almeda, b. Feb. 17, 1857. 2280. Elbert Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1861; he was twice m. first, July 3, 1893, Mary A. Sutherland, who was b. in New York City, d. May 12, 1916; second, March 12, 1918, Helen Lucretia Murdock. No children. He is
Ira Gardner Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 2, 1837, in Northampton, Mass., died Aug. 22, 1894, in Bridgeport, Conn. He, his wife and daughter are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, Mass., he married Dec. 4, 1866, Esther Luella, daughter of Jeremiah and Laura P. (Ellis) Boyden, who was born July 22, 1849, died Sept. 15, 1913, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. He was a machinist by trade and worked at it for several years in Florence, Mass. In 1881, he went to Bridgeport, Conn., where he secured a position and was followed the next
E. G. Judson. About 1881-’82 Judson & Brown secured 1,500 acres of land on the sloping hillsides south of the Mill Creek zanja, surveyed and platted the same into five, ten and twenty-acre lots, with wide avenues traversing the whole plat. This enterprise was regarded as an experiment from the fact that the red soil of the slope had never been tested as to its adaptability to horticultural pursuits. With plenty of water and good cultivation the doubt as to the value of the land was soon removed and the success of the colony enterprise was assured. Thus encouraged the
ISAAC MILLS – Descended from a sterling New England ancestry, Isaac Mills was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, January 29, 1826, the son of John Mills; who was a notable figure in that region and the State, and served as United States District Attorney and State Senator. Isaac Mills attended the private schools of Mr. Lawton and Mr. Lombard, where many leading citizens received their early training. For a time he also attended Monson Academy, but was not graduated from that institution. He entered business life as a railroad clerk in the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad office at
DWIGHT MORRIS BILLINGS, of Amherst, Massachusetts, treasurer of The Hills Manufacturing Company, producers of hats, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, February 17, 1866. (I) His ancestry in America probably goes back to Richard Billings, who received a grant of six acres of land in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1640. In 1659 he signed a contract with Governor Webster and others to remove to and settle at Hadley. The removal was made in 1661, and he lived in that part of the town which became Hatfield. He died March 3, 1679. He married Margery, surname unknown, who died December 5, 1679. (II)
Baker City, Oregon Lawrence “Buzz” Petrucci, 56, of Baker City died June 5, 2002, at his home after an illness. There will be a celebration of his life at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing after the service at 440 Third Street. “Buzz” was born on Jan. 7, 1946, at Bridgeport, Conn. He was a son of Larry and Bertha Alice Sherwood Petrucci. He was raised at Southbury, Conn., and received his education there. He entered the U.S. Army on