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FitzGerald Tract

The FitzGerald Property

What can be said of the history of this beautiful parcel situated in the center of Woodbridge? The Town acquired the 131 acres, located at 100 Center Road, “after a vote of approval at a Special Town Meeting, held on January 29, 1973. This property was purchased for $655,000 by the Town through an Executor’s deed from The Connecticut Bank…

A Civil War Story: Correspondence from a Nephew to His Aunt in the wake of the Fall of Richmond

Town Records of Woodbidge, Connecticut Civil War correspondence from the Ralph Chester Smith family papers (donated by Ann Electa Smith Cassidy) Letter to Francis Castle Bradley (wife of soldier Isaac Bradley) from her nephew Dwight A. Sperry Jordan April 4, 1865 My dear Aunt Francis, I received your letter to night and hasten to answer it. I am very sorry…

Revolution in the air of Woodbridge

As Revolution came to our quiet neck of the woods, there are some names that stand out as military leaders from our area. In October 1775 the following men are established as officers by the Connecticut General Assembly: This Assembly do establish Titus Smith to be Captain of the 10th company or trainband in the second regiment in this Colony.…