History of Ridgefield, Connecticut, by George L. Rockwell (Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1927) 8vo., 583 pages, with a thirty-eight page index and 114 images, many of which are interleaved. Digital Edition on CD-ROM © July 2004.
This is the standard history of Ridgefield. It contains chapters on the town's settlement, its development, its social and cultural activities, its institutions, its churches, its commercial acitivies, and its participation in the country's various military adventures. The latter includes the French and Indian War, the War of the Revolution (including an account of the Battle of Ridgefield), the War of 1812, "minor wars," the Civil War, and World War I. For most of these wars, Rockwell has provided us with the service records of most of the Ridgefield soldiers.
The volume also has a lengthy chapter (nearly seventy pages) listing the births, marriages, and deaths of Ridgefield residents. Another chapter has genealogies of the town's prominent families, and yet another has biographies of it's prominent citizens. Among others, the reknown residents of the town included Cass Gilbert and Frederick Reminginton.
Families of note in Ridgefield include, among others, BEERS, BENEDICT, BOUTON, BRADLEY, BROWN, DAUCHY, DAVIS, GILBERT, HAWLEY, HOYT, HURLBUTT, INGERSOLL, JONES, KEELER, KING, LEE, LOUNSBURY, MEAD, NASH, NORTHROP, OLMSTEAD, PERRY, RESSIGUIE, ROCKWELL, ST. JOHN, SCOTT, SEYMOUR, SHERWOOD, SMITH, STEBBINS, and WHITLOCK. For other surnames, see the online index.
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