Middlesex County, Connecticut

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*David Dudley Field, ''Centennial address with historical sketches of Cromwell, Portland, Chatham, Middle-Haddam, Middletown and its parishes'', (Middletown, Connecticut : W.B. Casey, 1853).  The town of Chatham became East Hampton in 1915.  Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1202739|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 H2f,}} or {{FHL|
 
*David Dudley Field, ''Centennial address with historical sketches of Cromwell, Portland, Chatham, Middle-Haddam, Middletown and its parishes'', (Middletown, Connecticut : W.B. Casey, 1853).  The town of Chatham became East Hampton in 1915.  Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1202739|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 H2f,}} or {{FHL|
 
230522|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1036820 Item 3.}}  Also found at the Family History Library on the Desktop, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 1.}}  
 
230522|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1036820 Item 3.}}  Also found at the Family History Library on the Desktop, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 1.}}  
*David D. Field, ''A statistical account of the county of Middlesex in Connecticut'', (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990).  Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=M3sFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+statistical+account+of+the+county+of+Middlesex+in+Connecticut&source=bl&ots=KmYwTrwiQF&sig=gDyFZvLxbHdP_Iiju2a47OxLmNo&hl=en&ei=M7huTcyXOJT6swOty4zXCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 2 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/stream/statisticalaccou01fiel#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Libraries], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|606526|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1730852.}}
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*David D. Field, ''A statistical account of the county of Middlesex in Connecticut'', (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990).  Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=M3sFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+statistical+account+of+the+county+of+Middlesex+in+Connecticut&source=bl&ots=KmYwTrwiQF&sig=gDyFZvLxbHdP_Iiju2a47OxLmNo&hl=en&ei=M7huTcyXOJT6swOty4zXCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 2 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/stream/statisticalaccou01fiel#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Libraries], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|606526|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1730852.}}  
 
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*Google Timeline,&nbsp;[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=ie7&q=Little+Egypt%2C+Black+history+in+three+New+England+towns&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7ACAW#sclient=psy&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7ACAW&tbs=tl:1&q=middlesex+county+connecticut+history&aq=f&aqi=g-v1&aql=&oq=&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.&fp=d3539bde5dec0acd Middlesex County, Connecticut History 1600-2011], (accessed 2 Mar 2011). <br>
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See the Biography&nbsp;section for further sources.
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Gotoarrow.png Middlesex County


Middlesex County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Map of the U.S. highlighting Connecticut
Location of Connecticut in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

  • There is no county government.
  • The government is at the town level.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Named for County of Middlesex, England (now part of Greater London, England.)

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

No records kept at county level except in very rare cases. For specific losses, please visit town pages.

Places / Localities

Clickable Town Map

East HamptonPortlandCromwellMiddletownMiddlefieldDurhamKillingworthHaddamEast HaddamChesterDeep RiverClintonWestbrookEssexOld SaybrookCt-middlesex-towns.jpg
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Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biographies

  • Wright, Benjamin 1610 - March 26, 1677, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men, (New York :J.B. Beers, 1884).  Available online at Internet Libraries, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 982491 Item 3.
  • J.A. McKenzie for the Southern California Genealogical Society, An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.
  • Elaine F. Staplins, The Founders of Saybrook Colony and their descendants, 1635-1985, ([S.l. : s.n.], 1985).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3f.  Also see Saybrook Colony Founders Association, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
  • Commemorative biographical record of Middlesex County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers, 1903).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3c, or FHL US/CAN Film 982492 Item 4. Also see The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemeteries and Inscriptions, Middlesex County Cemetery Records, (accessed 25 Feb 2011).  This website has a collection of cemetery links, organized by town.

Census

  • Lowell M. Volkel, An index to the 1800 federal census of Fairfield and Hartford counties, state of Connecticut, ([S.l.] : L.M. Volkel, c1968).   Available at the Family History Center, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 X22v 1800.
  • Census Finder, Connecticut Census Records, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Online links by county.


Federal

1890

Church History and Records

Court Records

  • Connecticut.  Superior Court, Middlesex County, Court Records, 1786-1797, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Court papers are arranged in several files: miscellaneous, partition of land, jurors, court expense, costs, travel and inquest.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Items 2-8.
  • Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Connecticut.  Superior Court, Middlesex County, Divorce Records, 1786-1797, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Records are in two chronological groupings, 1786 to 1789, 1790 to 1797.   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Item 1.

Gazetteers

Middlesex County, Gazetteer, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

History

   The Old Chimney Stacks Of East Haddam - 1887

See the Biography section for further sources.

Land and Property

  • Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Middlesex County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859, (Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079300. Also available online at flickr from Yahoo, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Maps

  • Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Maps, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Organized by State and County.  Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.
  • F.W. Beers & Co., County Atlas of Middlesex, Connecticut : from actual surveys / by and under the direction of F.W. Beers. (1874), (New York:  F.W. Beers & Co., (1874).  Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL Vault US/CAN Film 1783410 Item 5.

Military History and Records

Civil War

Service men from Middlesex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Most of the men in the following companies were from Middlesex County.

  1. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery -  Company G and H, (Middletown)
  2. 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Infantry Company A
  3. 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company B
  4. 20th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company D
  5. 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company I
  6. 24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company A, B, D, F and G.
  • Middlesex County In The Civil War, Chapter VIII, History of Middlesex County, by J.B. Beers & Co., publishers; Henry Whittemore; New York, 1884. American Libraries Online Book. A list of volunteers by town starts on page 44.

Newspapers

 

Obituaries

Probate District Courts

Connecticut State Library, Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Elizabeth B. Plimpton, The Vital records of Saybrook Colony, 1635-1860 including the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, Connecticut, ([S.l.] : Connecticut Valley Shore Research Group, c1985).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 V2v.

Societies, Libraries, Museums

 

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)