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Canton in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey

 
 
In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, May 6, 2016
1. In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey Marker
Inscription.
On this site, in 1778, Phoebe Humphrey protected her home from Hessian soldiers who were part of Burgoyne’s captured army headed for Boston. Because of her bravery, she became the namesake of the Collinsville Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed in Collinsville in January 1905

 
Erected by Collinsville Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 49.813′ N, 72° 54.201′ W. Marker is in Canton, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Albany Turnpike (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located on the east side of the Collinsville Savings Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 Albany Turnpike, Canton CT 06019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton
The home site image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, May 6, 2016
2. The home site
This brownstone post marks the location of her simple saltbox home, built in 1759.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Canton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charter Oak Offspring (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Regarding In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey. Phoebe Humphrey was 16 years old and alone, when she used a hot fireplace poker to drive off two Hessian soldiers. The soldiers wanted the bread she was baking.
 
Also see . . .  House site in Canton, Ct. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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