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Groton Vital/Baptism records

Posted: 1523232437000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crouch Bolles
I have been unsuccessful in finding vital records for my Crouch/Bolles line in Groton (later half of the 1700's) using the Barbour Collection for birth & marriage on Ancestry. Also I have had no luck using the online search at FamilySearch, for Conneticut Marriages, 1640-1939 AND Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1686-1915 at Groton. There are 2 Groton Church microfilms viewable only at a F.H. Center. Is that my only option?

Does anyone know if Groton Church/vital records are incomplete/missing for the later half of the 1700's? At some point someone recorded all of the vital record dates for this family at Groton as they are found in the various reproduced family trees. But I have been unable to date to find the primary source for these records.

Re: Groton Vital/Baptism records

Posted: 1523312456000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bolles, Powers, Plumb
Good Afternoon,

I descend from Margaret Bolles (daughter of Isaiah and Lydia Powers Bolles) who married Green Plumb in New London in 1758. I've been looking for the same type records for 20 years; frankly I'm not sure they exist.

Groton records, such as they are and from what I've seen are more focused upon commercial, legal and property matters. The early New London (Towne) records are much more helpful (and yet limited in their own ways). The New London County Historical Society has searchable records for those on site, or you can order information on specific surnames, families, etc., and once or twice in the past I've used that resource.

THE DIARY OF JOSHUA HEMPSTED (my 7th grand uncle) is a gold mine of information covering nearly 50 years of New London life from the perspective of the Diarist, and is indexed by surname. Hempsted lived in New London Town, but as a surveyor, jurist, farmer, deacon and businessman he had dealings throughout New London County.

The Bolles are an extremely interesting family, and fascinating due to Thomas Bolles' loss of his first wife Mary Zipporah Wheeler Bolles and their two older children, and also their unique affiliation with the Rogerene Sect. John Bolles (1677-1767) and his wife Sarah Edgecomb Bolles are particularly interesting due to the persecution they endured from the "orthodox," Puritanical New Londoners. Sarah's loss of a child while incarcerated by the New Londoners is also gripping!

Good hunting, Cousin!


Chuck Plumb
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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