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Stonington in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stonington Founders Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 27, 2013
1. Stonington Founders Monument
( west face )
Inscription.
William Chesebrough
The first white settler of Stonington. Born in England, 1594. Migrated to America in John Winthrops company, which planted Boston in 1630. After spending a few years in Rehoboth Mass. He, with his wife and four sons in 1649 fixed his permanent home in this, then wilderness, and built his dwelling house not far from this monument. He took a leading part in the organization of the town and the conduct of its early affairs. He died June 9, 1667. A bold pioneer; a wise organizer; a firm Christian.
Chesebrough
( south face )
Lieut. Thomas Minor
Born in Chew Magna, Somerset County England, April 23, 1608. He was first, by the name of Minor to migrate to this country, coming on the ship Arabella which reached Salem Harbor June 14, 1630. He married Grace, daughter of Walter Palmer at Charlestown April 23, 1634. He took up his permanent abode at Quiambaug in 1653, or 1654, where he lived till his death Oct. 23, 1690. One of the founders of New London and Stonington; prominent in public office; an organizer of the church.
Minor
( east face )
Walter Palmer
One of the founders of Stonington. Emigrated to New England in 1629 and settled in Charlestown, Mass. Became a freeman, May 18, 1631, and united with the Charlestown
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2. Stonington Founders Monument
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church, June 1, 1633. Removed to Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, in 1642, and represented that town in the General Court. Came to Stonington in 1652 and lived here until his death, Nov. 10, 1661. At his home near this spot was held the first religious service between the Thames River and Narragansett Bay.
Palmer
( north face )
Thomas Stanton
Interpretor General for the New England colonies. Died Dec. 2, 1677, aged 62 years. He came from England in 1635. Was of Boston in 1636, Hartford 1637, and Stonington in 1656. Was Marshal of the Colony. County Commissioner, member of the General Court and one of the founders of the first church in Stonington. A man of wide spread and lasting importance to the colonies, and identified with nearly every transaction between the natives and colonists p to the year of his death.
Stanton

 
Location. 41° 21.586′ N, 71° 52.598′ W. Marker is in Stonington, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Palmer Neck Road 0.1 miles south of Greenhaven Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Wequetequock Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Stonington CT 06378, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wequetequock Burial Ground (within shouting
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3. Stonington Founders Monument
( east face )
distance of this marker); Stonington (approx. 0.4 miles away); John W. Richmond (approx. 1.9 miles away); Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House (approx. 2 miles away); Pawcatuck World War I Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stonington Land Battery (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Shipyard (approx. 2.3 miles away in Rhode Island); Thomas Howe House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stonington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 27, 2013
4. Stonington Founders Monument
( north face )
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By Michael Herrick, August 27, 2013
5. Stonington Founders Monument
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6. Stonington Founders Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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