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This collection of Connecticut baptisms includes records from the towns of Coventry, East Hampton, Mansfield, New Haven, Norfolk, Norwich, Simsbury, Windsor, and Woodstock.
These records have been transcribed from public domain records.
Nathan Hale’s birth record is included in this collection. Hale was a soldier during the American Revolutionary War. During the war, Hale volunteered to be a spy against the British in New York City. However, he was captured and executed by the British. Hale was credited with saying, prior to his hanging, ‘I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country’. In the records, Hale’s birth date is recorded as 6 June 1755, and his parents’ names are recorded as Richard and Elisabeth (née Strong). In 1985, Hale was designated Connecticut’s state hero.
Occasionally, a first or last name was not recorded. If the individual was young, sometimes only child was recorded for a first name.
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