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Hartford County Connecticut Obitauries

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Obituaries extracted from Hartford Connecticut newspapers and ancient town records.

The following singular entry appears in the ancient records of the town of Windsor.

Drake, John, Sr. Aug. 17th, 1659 -- Mr. John Drake, Sr. died accidentally, as he was driving a cart loaded with corn to carry from his house to his son Jacob's. The cattle being two oxen and his mare, in the highway against John Griffin's, something scared the cattle, and they set a running, and he laboring to stop them, by taking hold on the mare, was thrown upon his face, and the cart wheels went over him, and he broke one of his legs, and bruised his body so that he was taken up dead; being carried into his daughter's house, had life come again, but died in a short time, and was buried on the 18th day of August, 59.