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Swarms Of Little Grey Birds December 16, 2016

Filed under: Birds,Cats,Katerina,Seasons — Janet @ 11:38 pm

The light is growing dim at 3pm on this winter afternoon.  Swarms of little grey birds are landing on our deck, keeping the cat amused – and me too when I should be writing Christmas cards.  Today I went to the post office to buy stamps.  They were flat-out busy.  I mailed my one card, written Dec 3, finally winging its way to Ireland today Dec 16.

 

img_9414  Cat watch Dec 15 2015

 

Historic House

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The oldest House in Glastonbury was built in 1649, by Lt. John Hollister, and originally stood on the bank of the Connecticut River. Due to frequent flooding, it was moved to its current location, on Tryon Street, near Roaring Brook, in 1721. The rear lean-to, added around 1830, gave the house a saltbox shape. Hollister probably did not live in this house himself, as he maintained his main residence in Wethersfield, across the river. Instead, he rented it to three tenants, the brothers Josiah, Jonathan and John Gilbert, who farmed his land on the east side of the river. Hollister’s descendants would later make the house their ancestral home for many generations.

 

 

Genealogy Route From John Hollister, Builder of the Oldest House in Glastonbury Connecticut, My 9th Great Grandfather

The oldest house in Glastonbury Connecticut, built by Lt. John Hollister

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My 9th Great Grandfather Lt. John Hollister 1612-1665

My 8th Great Grandmother  Mary Hollister 1650-1713

My 7th Great Grandfather  Capt. John Welles 1676-1735

My 6th Great Grandmother  Phebe Welles  1707-1770

My 5th Great Grandmother  Sarah Ufford 1728-1804

My 4th Great Grandfather Stiles Curtiss 1761-1827

My 3rd Great Grandmother Betsey Curtiss Wooton 1791-1877

My 2nd Great Grandfather Henry W. Warner 1815-1859

My Great Grandmother Lucy Anna Warner 1843-1878

My Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Murdoch 1863-1954

My father Joseph Buckingham Miller 1891-1949

Me Janet Willis Miller 1936-