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  • Ackley, Augustus O. -- (1839-1926) Father of Vintson Ackley; husband of (1) Sarah Whipple and (2) Martha Josephine Whipple; gravestone in Ledyard Union Cemetery says, "Born at Rumford, ME"

  • Akers, Mary -- Daughter of Emma Caroline Crouch; born 1887

  • Avery, Evangeline (Watrous)

  • Avery, Evangeline (Watrous) -- "Taken at Poquonock Picnic Grove about the year 1915 or 16"

  • Avery, Louis and Evangeline (Watrous) -- Taken in 1931

  • Benham, Ida (Whipple) -- (1849-1903) Born in Quakertown, lived in Mystic, known nationally as a poet and peace advocate

  • Bolles, John R. -- (1810-1895) Rogerene descendant, New London attorney, key figure in locating the U. S. Navy base in Southeastern CT, author of several books of prose and poetry, and author--with his niece Anna B. Williams--of The Rogerenes; buried in New London's Cedar Grove Cemetery

  • Carlson, Grace

  • Chapman, Esther (Watrous)

  • Chapman, John Crouch

  • Chesbro Children (of Daniel L.), ca. 1910 -- Sitting l.-r., Winifred, Jennie, and Lucy; standing, Daniel

  • Chesbro, Family of Daniel L. -- Taken at the Elisha Haley House, ca. Sept. 1919; back l.-r., Daniel A., Daniel L., Alfred Whipple, Phoebe Whipple, Clara holding Angie; front l.-r., Walter, Lucy, Floyd, Jennie, twins Marybell and Clarabell, and Muriel Whipple. Muriel Whipple Haddon writes of this visit between the two families in her book Homespun Lore (76)

  • Chesbro, Daniel G. -- (1862-1932) Born in Burnett's Corners; for many years, operated a fruit farm on Flanders Road, Groton

  • Chesbro, Daniel L. and Clara (Crouch) -- Photo taken at the time they were married, April 1903

  • Chesbro, Jennie and Daniel -- Brother and sister are shown, ca. 1920, harvesting cranberries in the bog that was located at what is today the juction of Lambtown and Quaker Farm Roads

  • Chesbro, Lucy -- Daughter of Daniel L. and Clara (Crouch) Chesbro; died ca. age 14, perhaps of appendicitis; buried in an unmarked grave, Lambtown Cemetery

  • Chesbro, Lucy and Jennie -- Taken ca. 1907

  • Chesbro, Mary Bell and Clara Bell -- Photo taken ca. 1917; identical twins, daughters of Daniel L. and Clara (Crouch) Chesbro; the family was then living at the Elisha Haley house

  • Chesebro, Bertha and Angie -- Photo of the two sisters taken possibly ca. 1920

  • Chesbro, Clara (Crouch) -- Taken ca. age 19

  • Chesebro, Daniel G. -- Photo taken during haying time, possibly ca. 1920; Daniel Chesbro is standing to the right; on the wagon appears to be his son, Daniel L. Chesbro

  • Christopher, Louise (Crouch)

  • Comrie Children, ca. 1920 -- (Back, l.-r.) Claude and Frank; (front, l.-r.) John, Ed, and cousin Walter Chesbro

  • NEW ! Comrie, Claude, and Alvin Watrous -- Taken in 1939

  • Comrie, Frank and Geneva (Crouch) -- Taken with children Claude, Grace, and Frank

  • Comrie, Frank and Geneva (Crouch) -- Taken ca. 1905

  • Comrie, Frank Jr. -- Taken during the 1920s

  • Comrie, Geneva (Crouch) -- Shown with her sister Clara (Crouch) Chesbro

  • Comrie, Geneva (Crouch) with children -- Taken ca. 1918; (back, l.-r.) Frank, Grace, baby Wendell; (front, l.-r.) Claude, John, Ralph, Paul, Ed

  • Comrie, Grace -- Shown with Chesbro cousins Jennie, Lucy, Clara Bell, and Mary Bell; taken at the Elisha Haley House

  • Comrie, Grace -- Taken during the 1920s

  • Comrie, Grace -- Taken ca. 1906

  • Comrie, Wendell -- Taken ca. 1940

  • Conklin, Claude -- Brother and Sister Conklin with Bernice, Marion, and Evelyn, with Maxon Watrous

  • Crandall Family (of Ralph) -- Daughters of Ralph and Rena (Crouch) Crandall. Back, l.-r., Lois, Marion, Mildred, Florence; front, l.-r., Grace, Evelyn, Alice

  • Crandall, Alice (Watrous)

  • Crandall, Alice Ada (Watrous)

  • Crandall, Emerson -- Shown with William Harvey (left); photo taken during the 1920s

  • Crandall, Mattie (Crouch)

  • Crandall, Ralph

  • Crandall, Ralph and family -- Ca. 1918

  • Crandall, Rena (Crouch) -- Taken ca. 1900, when she was age 15

  • Crandall, Roy and Emerson -- L.-r., Roy Crandall, Will Harvey, Emerson Crandall

  • Crouch Children (of Halsey), ca. 1926 -- L.-r., Edna, Everett, Margaret, Lily and Lila (twins); the family lived then at the Hammond House; they moved to California in 1930

  • Crouch, (Ruth) Emma (Shafer) -- Shown with daughter Jessie

  • Crouch, Alden A. and Lucy (Phillips)

  • Crouch, Alden A. and Lucy (Phillips) -- "Taken Sept. or Oct. 1926, at 34 High Street, Mystic, CT"

  • Crouch, Alden A. and Lucy (Phillips) -- Taken during the summer of 1914, with daughters Mary and Lunella, "Fanny Packer Place," New London Road, Mystic, CT

  • Crouch, Alden A. and Lucy (Phillips); with Earl Crandall -- Taken in Mystic, ca. 1916; grandson Earl Crandall died ca. 1927 in Mystic, age 14, in a fall from a bicycle

  • Crouch, Alfton

  • Crouch, Alice (Hall) -- Shown with Christine Gibson, founder of the Zion Bible Institute, East Providence, RI; taken ca. 1940

  • Crouch, Anna and Mary

  • NEW ! Crouch, Arthur and Ruth Emma (Shafer)

  • Crouch, Augusta (Chapman)

  • Crouch, Augusta (Chapman)

  • Crouch, Blanche (Phillips)

  • Crouch, Chauncey

  • Crouch, Chauncey and Family -- Taken ca. mid-1940s; for a list identifying the people pictured, click here

  • Crouch, Chauncey and Family -- Taken ca. 1950; for a list identifying the people pictured, click here

  • Crouch, Chauncey Family -- Taken ca. 1918

  • Crouch, Chauncey Family, ca. 1920

  • Crouch, Everett -- Son of Timothy Crouch, Sr.; shown riding a bicycle

  • Crouch, Frederick

  • Crouch, George E. -- Shown with daughter Hazel, ca. 1929

  • Crouch, Halsey -- Taken ca. 1920 "with his boxes of peaches on Bureau St., now Harbor, in Santa Ana," CA, shortly before his return to CT. Janet Filbeck writes, "My grandfather owned all the property that ran along the Santa Ana River almost to the beach off of Harbor, and he sold all of it to go back to CT. Grandpa was known for his peaches at this time and won many ribbons at the fairs." Shown also are children Everett (left) and Edna

  • Crouch, Halsey

  • Crouch, Halsey and Eva (Berg) and Family -- Taken ca. 1942. Back, Margaret W. Crouch; middle, l.-r., Lily A.(twin), Edna V., Lila V.(twin); front, l.-r., Everett I., Eva L., Halsey J., and Thelma J. Crouch

  • Crouch, Halsey and Eva (Berg), 1914 -- Taken at the time of their marriage

  • Crouch, Halsey Children -- Lila, Thelma, Lily, and Margaret; photo taken during the 1920s

  • Crouch, Herbert and Anna (Crouch) -- With children Edwin and Lillian, 1914

  • Crouch, Herbert and Family -- Taken Aug. 1930; front, l.-r., Theodore, Raymond, Edna; back, l.-r., Anna, Edwin, Herbert, Harold, Evelyn

  • Crouch, J. Richard -- Son of Silas and Julia (Peckham) Crouch; died 1919, age 18

  • Crouch, Jane (Olin)

  • Crouch, John and Alice (Hall) -- Youth leaders for many years in Quakertown Church

  • Crouch, Joseph (Family) -- Mabel, Eva (Berg), Halsey, Grace, and Rena

  • Crouch, Joseph Lewers and Group -- Taken at Matunuck Point, RI, probably ca. 1940; l.-r., Leon Crouch, Eleanor Crouch, Rose Whipple, Harry Whipple, and Agnes and Joseph L. Crouch

  • Crouch, Joseph S. and Martha (Chapman) -- Joseph was a blacksmith and became blind in one eye when a piece of steel went into the eye; later he lost his sight in the other eye as well

  • Crouch, Joseph S. and Martha (Chapman) and Family -- Photo taken ca. 1943; (back, l.-r.) Milton Crouch, Phyllis Crouch, Halsey Crouch, Eva (Berg) Crouch, Mildred, Leslie (Mildred's husband), Grace Crouch, Alvin Watrous, Lila (Crouch) Bruce holding son Emerson, Thelma Crouch, Dorthea Crouch; (front, l.-r.) little boys Dean Crouch and Vernon Bruce; Joseph and Martha (Chapman) Crouch

  • Crouch, Joseph S. and Martha (Chapman) and Family -- Back row, l.-r., Mabel Estella, Halsey Joseph, Rena Martha, Milton Willard, Grace Louise

  • Crouch, Levi

  • Crouch, Lila and Lily -- Taken at the Hammond House, 1920s

  • Crouch, Lucy (Phillips) -- Taken ca. age 16

  • Crouch, Margaret Augusta -- Youngest child of Frederick and Augusta (Chapman) Crouch. She died Jan. 5, 1897, shortly before her fifth birthday; her parents returned home from the funeral to the news that their oldest child, Sylvia (1871-1897), had just died

  • Crouch, Martha (Chapman) -- Shown with May Phillips and others

  • Crouch, Martha (Chapman) -- With children Mabel and Milton

  • Crouch, Martha (Chapman), 1879

  • Crouch, Mary -- Shown holding, probably, nephew Floyd Chesbro; in front, nieces Clara Bell and Mary Bell Chesbro; taken at the Fanny Packer House, New London Road, Mystic

  • Crouch, Mary -- Taken ca. 1914 at the "Fanny Packer Place," New London Road, Mystic, CT; Mary wrote: "The cat is Mr. Heath's cat that lived next to us. The cat saw the camera and nothing would do till I took him up so he could have his picture taken"

  • Crouch, Mary (Watrous)

  • Crouch, Mattie and Lunella

  • Crouch, Milton -- With his daughters, Phillis M.and Dorothea; holding Dean Crouch; taken ca. 1940

  • Crouch, Nathan and Jane (Olin)

  • Crouch, Nathan and Jane (Olin)

  • Crouch, Phoebe and Jessie -- Daughters of Frederick Crouch; taken during the 1880s

  • Crouch, Sidney and Blanche (Phillips)

  • Crouch, Silas

  • Crouch, Silas and Julia (Peckham) -- Silas made the wedding gown worn by his wife in this photo

  • Crouch, Stephen and Louise (Watrous)

  • Crouch, Stephen J. -- (1888-1970)

  • Crouch, Stephen J.

  • Crouch, Timothy Levi and Family -- These twenty photographs were taken at the family Thanksgiving celebration, November 1940, by Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano

  • Crouch, Timothy Sr. -- Tintype taken ca. 1890

  • Crouch, Timothy Sr. and Evelyn (Montgomery) -- Shown with children (l.-r) James, Timothy Jr., and Ida; photo taken ca. 1909

  • NEW ! Crouch, Timothy, Jr., and Rosella (Shafer)

  • NEW ! Crouch, Timothy, Sr., and Evelyn (Montgomery) and family -- Taken ca. 1934. Back row (l.-r.): Timothy, Jr., Robert, Leonard, James, Everett. Third row: Ida, Anna, Esther. Second row: Raymond, Harvey, Roger, George. Front row: Evelyn, Arthur, Paul (sitting between his parents), Timothy, Sr.

  • Crumb, Lunella (Crouch)

  • Davis, Betsie (Whipple) (Crouch) -- Taken ca. 1900; Betsie herself applied the two spots of ink to this photo in order to hide her hands

  • Duncan, Florence -- Aunt of Mary (Duncan) Crandall

  • NEW ! Edgerton, Angelina (Crouch)

  • NEW ! Edgerton, Angelina (Crouch) and children -- "Taken about 1924 at Chapman Place lower Quakertown"; l.-r., Harry, Inez (holding Angeline), Nettie, Bertha, Angeline ("Lina"), and John

  • Entwistle, Bertha (Watrous)

  • Entwistle, Herbert "Bud"

  • Grundy, Mary and Elwin -- Elwin Grundy's autobiography, One Man's Journey of Faith, is available from Amazon.com

  • Haddon, Charles and Muriel (Whipple) -- Shown at their wedding, June 25, 1960, at the Groton Heights Baptist Church

  • Haddon, Muriel (Whipple) -- Taken ca. 1930. Excerpts from her autobiographical memoir may be read by clicking here

  • Hammond, Albert

  • Hammond, Margaret (Whipple) -- (1842-1914) Adminstered the Mystic Oral School during the 1880s and 90s

  • Harvey, Cynthia (Watrous) -- Photo taken with her son Russell soon after the Hurricane of 1938

  • Harvey, Cynthia (Watrous) -- Shown with son Russell and nieces Virginia and Mildred Harvey; photo taken 1942

  • Harvey, John A. -- Taken 1942

  • Harvey, John A. -- Taken ca. 1973-75; "100 or 102 birthday"

  • Harvey, John A. -- Taken at the time of the Hurricane of 1938

  • Harvey, John Sr. -- Taken probably during the 1920s

  • Harvey, Levi -- Shown ploughing at the Stephen Watrous House; Jonathan Whipple House can be seen in the background

  • Harvey, Levi and Cynthia (Watrous) -- Taken during the 1930s

  • Harvey, Mary Jane (Whipple)

  • Harvey, Rachel

  • Harvey, Rachel

  • Harvey, Rachel -- Photo taken in front of the Quakertown Hall

  • Harvey, Rachel -- Group photo taken at Zion Bible Institute; shown are (l.-r.) Ruth Anderson, Augusta (Crouch) Stoll, Rachel Harvey, and Alice (Hall) Crouch

  • Harvey, Rachel -- Taken during the fall of 1926 "at Dan Chesebro's place"; Rachel with Edith Watrous and Geraldine and Nadine Hunt

  • Harvey, Rachel -- Shown with sisters Louise and Mildred Watrous, and Phyllis Crouch; by the front wall of Quakertown (Ledyard Union) Cemetery

  • Harvey, Rachel -- Taken after the Hurricane of 1938, showing storm damage; "cross is where our barn was"

  • Harvey, Rachel (Crouch), ca. 1887

  • Harvey, Rachel (Crouch), ca. 1894

  • Harvey, Russell -- Shown with cousins Virginia and Mildred Harvey

  • Harvey, William -- Shown with Emerson Crandall (right); photo taken during the 1920s

  • Harvey, William -- L.-r., Roy Crandall, Will Harvey, Emerson Crandall

  • Harvey, William E. Sr. -- Shown with children (l.-r.) Levi, William Jr., and Rachel; photo taken ca. 1920

  • Harvey, William Sr.

  • Harvey, William Sr. -- Tintype, probably late 1800s

  • Hurlbutt, Evelyn Eugenie (Whipple)

  • NEW ! Inman, Alice (Chapman) -- Taken ca. 1870. Daughter of Dudley and Hannah (Whipple) Chapman; married Asa Inman of Hopedale, MA

  • Main, Mary "Polly" (Whipple)

  • McGuigan, Clara (Hammond), ca. 1870 -- (1863-1964) Physician, long-time superintendent of the Mystic Oral School, compiler of the genealogy The Antecedents and Descendents of Noah Whipple

  • McGuigan, Clara (Hammond), ca. 1875

  • McGuigan, Clara (Hammond), ca. 1880s

  • McGuigan, Clara (Hammond), ca. 1880s

  • McGuigan, Clara (Hammond), ca. 1920s

  • McGuigan, John and Clara (Hammond)

  • McGuigan, John and Clara (Hammond), ca. 1890

  • McGuigan, John and Clara, 1891 -- Clara Hammond married fellow physician John Ignatius McGuigan on July 21, 1891

  • McGuigan, John Ignatius

  • McLeod, Mildred -- Taken ca. 1920; daughter of Murdick and Caroline (Prosser) McLeod

  • Nichols, Clyde and May (Phillips) -- Taken ca. 1913

  • Nichols, Doris and Lucile -- Taken ca. 1918; daughters of Clyde and May (Phillips) Nichols

  • Nichols, George and Rachel (Watrous) -- Photo by Ruth (Nichols) Cook

  • Nichols, Rachel (Watrous) -- Taken "at Wolff place in New London"

  • Olin, Riley and Alice (Watrous) -- Shown with daughter Hazel and her husband, Harold Shafer

  • Olin, S. Riley and M. Alice (Watrous)

  • Olin, Samuel Riley

  • Phillips Children (of George E.) -- Taken Oct. 26, 1922, probably in CA; l.-r., Blanche, Bessie, Palmer, Bertha. George Elmer Phillips was an evangelist. His granddaughter, Fern (Crouch) Wilner, writes, "As a little girl, Mom [Blanche] learned to play the tambourine and joined her parents in leading singing during their revival meetings"

  • Phillips, Abiah (Chapman)

  • Phillips, Edna

  • Phillips, Fenella and Amy Chapman

  • Phillips, Frederick and May -- Photo taken of brother and sister ca. 1910

  • Phillips, George

  • Phillips, George and Mary (Harvey) -- Evangelist George Phillips, standing by the "gospel truck" in which he traveled the country ca. 1920; shown with his wife and granddaughter Ruby Nichols

  • Phillips, George and Mary (Harvey) and Family -- Back, l.-r., Palmer, George Elmer Phillips, Mary Eliza (Harvey) Phillips, Bertha; front, l.-r., Blanche, Bessie

  • Phillips, George and Sylvia (Crouch)

  • Phillips, Josiah -- Taught school; served in the Civil War

  • Phillips, Mary and Amy Chapman -- Taken during the 1930s

  • Phillips, Roy C. -- (1888-1947) Graduated from Brown University and the University of Wisconsin; taught Romance languages in several colleges; led the young people's choir at Quakertown Hall during the 1930s; burried in Brewster's Neck Cemetery, Preston, CT

  • Phillips, Roy C. -- Taken ca. 1895

  • Phillips, Roy and John -- Photo of the two brothers taken ca. 1888

  • Phillips, Walter

  • Phillips, Walter and Mary (Chapman)

  • Prosser, Joseph and Julia (Watrous)

  • Prosser, Joseph Jr. -- Shown with Philip Watrous (right)

  • NEW ! Rockwell, Lydia (Crouch) -- (1859-1946) A well-known figure in Quakertown, she lodged at various times with several families. Her son Ansel was born in 1891

  • Schultz, Irving and Joyce (Watrous) -- Photo taken at their wedding reception, Sept. 1953

  • Schultz, John W. -- Brother of Irving Schultz; husband of Irene (Watrous) Schultz

  • Schultz, Joyce (Watrous) -- (1932-1998) Shown at a Lambtown School reunion during the 1950's; married the Rev. Irving C. Schultz

  • Shafer Family (of Alonzo)

  • Shafer, Alonzo and Family, ca. 1905

  • Shafer, Alonzo and Family, ca. 1912 -- Taken ca. 1912, in front of the Nathan Watrous House

  • NEW ! Shafer, Alonzo and Jessie (Binley), 1920s

  • Shafer, Effie (Whipple) and Doris (Whipple) Whipple -- Photo of the two sisters taken ca. 1913

  • NEW ! Shafer, Frank and Effie (Whipple)

  • NEW ! Shafer, Harold and Hazel (Olin) --

  • Shafer, Hazel -- "Taken at Olive Rogers Place, Quakertown. Hazel Shafer at graduation from grammar school"; June 10, 1920

  • Shafer, Herbert and Bertha -- Taken ca. 1910; children of Alonzo and Jessie (Binley) Shafer

  • NEW ! Shafer, Herbert and Marion (Watrous)

  • NEW ! Shafer, Nelson and Content (Chapman)

  • Stark, Florence Ruth (Watrous) (Whipple) -- Daughter of Joel and Nellie (Prosser) Watrous, born in Westerly, Rhode Island, 1896

  • Stoll, Augusta (Crouch) -- Taken in East Providence at Zion Bible Institute

  • NEW ! Tanner, Abel, Sr. -- Married Clarissa Watrous in 1846 and, after her death, married Hepzibah Watrous in 1852. From Warwick, RI, he had been an anti-slavery lecturer for many years before coming to Quakertown. An acid-tongued orator and strident rationalist, he became perhaps the key figure in bringing about the end of regular, unified Rogerene meetings in Quakertown in the mid-1840s

  • Watrous Children (of Nathan), ca. 1940

  • Watrous, (Phebe) Elsie -- Daughter of Daniel and Phebe (Olin) Watrous; shown with Evangeline Watrous by Chapman Falls, Devil's Hop Yard, East Haddam

  • Watrous, Allen and David

  • NEW ! Watrous, Alvin, and Claude Comrie -- Taken in 1939; l.-r., Claude, Alvin

  • Watrous, Angie (Chesbro)

  • Watrous, Arthur and Julia (Crouch)

  • Watrous, Austin

  • Watrous, Bessie (Phillips) -- Shown with Edith Watrous (left); photo taken July 1926

  • Watrous, Caroline

  • Watrous, Clifton -- Photo taken ca. 1917

  • Watrous, Clifton Sr. and Clara (Whipple)

  • Watrous, Clifton Sr. Children -- Cynthia, Leonard, and Clifton, Jr.

  • Watrous, Daniel -- Daniel Watrous published the Third Edition of _The Battle-Axe_in 1927; here, he is shown milking one of his cows

  • Watrous, Dudley Family -- Shown sledding with Grace Crouch and Rachel Harvey

  • Watrous, Edith -- (1909-2000) Two photos, one from ca. 1950, the other from 1996; pages from her autograph book, containing notes by many people associated with Quakertown during the 1920s and 30s; tribute written by Pearl Watrous

  • Watrous, Edith -- Shown with Bessie Phillips (right); photo taken July 1926

  • Watrous, Edith -- Edith with Bertha Phillips and Marion Conklin

  • Watrous, Elias -- Taken ca. 1920

  • Watrous, Elias and Mary (Phillips)

  • Watrous, Elisha L. and Jennie (Chesbro) -- Shown with Louise and Elisha Richmond, 1931

  • Watrous, Elisha, Maxon, and Paul -- Photo of the three brothers taken ca. 1924

  • NEW ! Watrous, Erastus and Eva L. (Chapman) and family -- Taken during the 1890s; children are Gertrude and Dudley

  • Watrous, Eva M. (Chapman) -- (1893-1974) Wife of Zephaniah Watrous; mother of Ellis and Ruby

  • NEW ! Watrous, Eva L. (Chapman) -- (1852-1900) Taken ca. 1870. She was an 1873 graduate of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary

  • Watrous, Everett and Bertha (Chesbro)

  • Watrous, Everett and Bessie and Clifton -- Taken ca. 1894; the three oldest children of Stephen and Cynthia (Crouch) Watrous

  • Watrous, Families of Nathan and Zephaniah -- Photo taken 1945 at the Zephaniah Watrous House, Lambtown Road Ext.; back, l.-r., Raymond, Ruby, Myllis, Florence, Sterry; front, l.-r., Wesley, Morris, Ellis, Stanley

  • Watrous, Family of Elias, 1924 -- Taken probably in Sept. 1924, following the death of Elias

  • Watrous, Family of Elias, 1945 -- Photo of the family of Elias Watrous, taken in 1945. Back row, Bessie (Watrous) and Nathan Watrous; Zephaniah and Eva (Chapman) Watrous. Front row, Lucy (Watrous) Crouch; M. Alice (Watrous) and S. Riley Olin; Roscoe Watrous

  • Watrous, Family of James, Jr. -- James, 3rd, Alice, Noyes, Cynthia, Mary, Beulah; ca. 1930

  • Watrous, Frederick and Angie (Chesbro) -- Photo taken ca. 1920, around the time they were married

  • Watrous, Frederick and Angie (Chesbro) -- Fred Watrous (1898-1965) was long-time pastor of the Quakertown Church (now Ledyard First Assembly of God)

  • Watrous, Frederick L. -- Taken ca. 1912

  • Watrous, Frederick L. -- Taken in 1914

  • Watrous, Frederick L. -- Taken on Christmas Day, 1964

  • Watrous, Gertrude -- Teacher in Lambtown School for many years

  • NEW ! Watrous, Hannah (Crouch) -- Daughter of John Crouch

  • Watrous, Jabez, 3rd -- (1830-1925) Described by Clara Hammond McGuigan as a gentleman and a scholar, as well as a great genealogist," he was an attorney and for many years clerk of the Old Mystic National Bank, walking daily to his place of business from his home near Burnett's Corners

  • Watrous, James and Cynthia (Whipple) -- Photo taken ca. 1890

  • Watrous, James and Elizabeth (Crouch)

  • Watrous, Jennie (Chesbro) -- Taken 1959, with son Harold; view of Lambtown road, looking east

  • Watrous, Joe, Lucy May, and June -- Taken ca. 1925; youngest children of Austin and Lucy (Prosser) Watrous

  • Watrous, Louis and Dorothy (Hipp) -- Taken at their wedding; from the center of the photo, moving right, the adults are Dorothy (Hipp) Watrous (bride), Louis Watrous (groom), Marjorie (Watrous) Crandall, Joseph Crandall, Bernice Watrous, Cornelius Watrous

  • Watrous, Louis and Dorothy (Hipp)

  • Watrous, Louise and Irene -- Taken during construction of an addition onto their home, 1940s

  • Watrous, Lucy (Prosser)

  • Watrous, Lunette -- Unmarried; 1857-1921; known as "Aunt Net"

  • Watrous, Mabel (Crouch) -- Taken ca. 1910

  • NEW ! Watrous, Martha (Prosser) with children

  • Watrous, Mary (Phillips)

  • Watrous, Maxon -- Shown with a group of preachers from Zion Bible Institute during the 1930s; Max is second from the left

  • Watrous, Maxon

  • Watrous, Maxon and Bernice (Conklin) -- Taken in California, ca. 1970

  • Watrous, Maxon and Bernice (Conklin)

  • Watrous, Mylis

  • Watrous, Nathan and Bessie (Watrous) -- Shown ca. 1917, with Florence and Stanley

  • Watrous, Palmer -- Roy Crandall and Palmer Watrous standing in front of "The Schoolhouse," aka, Quakertown Church

  • Watrous, Paul

  • Watrous, Paul and Elisha -- Photo taken just after the Hurricane of '38. The two brothers are standing on a New London rooftop

  • Watrous, Pearl

  • Watrous, Phebe

  • Watrous, Phebe -- Shown with mail carrier Louis Crandall

  • Watrous, Phebe and Caroline -- Photograph of the two sisters taken in Novermber 1940, by Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano; from the Library of Congress

  • Watrous, Philip -- Shown with Joseph Prosser, Jr. (left)

  • Watrous, Phoebe (Olin)

  • Watrous, Priscilla -- Founder of what is now the New Life Christian Fellowship, of Ledyard, CT. Shown here ca. 1915, sitting on the horse Noah at the Joesph Morgan House on Sandy Hollow Road

  • NEW ! Watrous, Priscilla -- Taken in 1967, shortly after the dedication of the building of the then Gospel Mission of Ledyard, of which she was founder and pastor. "It was a miracle of God the church was built," she said. "You must be a good business woman," she was told. "No," she replied, "I know how to pray and when I pray, I get an answer"

  • Watrous, Ruby

  • Watrous, Ruby and Ellis -- Photo taken ca. 1930

  • Watrous, Stanley -- Taken mid-1920s

  • Watrous, Stanley, Florence, and Morris -- Sitting by the wisteria vine on the south side of the Nathan Watrous House, ca. 1920

  • Watrous, Stephen and Cynthia (Crouch) -- Photo taken ca. 1929; shown with children Paul and Edith

  • Watrous, Stephen and Cynthia (Crouch) -- Stephen Watrous (1864-1930) founded a pentecostal church in Quakertown (now Ledyard First Assembly of God)

  • Watrous, Stephen Family -- Photo taken late 1920s

  • Watrous, Sterry -- Taken in Oct. 1981, "by John Campbell's wall... built [by Sterry and his brother Raymond] in 79 through first part of 81," on Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT

  • Watrous, Wallace and Mary (Hawk)

  • Watrous, Wesley -- Taken ca. 1997; shown with some of his earth-moving equipment, etc.

  • Watrous, Wesley -- Taken Dec. 1, 1938, when he was age 15

  • Whipple Children (of J. Alfred) -- Photo taken ca. 1908; l.-r., Ralph, Fred, Muriel, Floyd

  • Whipple, Alfred P., Jr. -- (1939-1959) Active in athletics and student government at Norwich Free Academy, attended Brown University, died climbing Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire

  • Whipple, Allen and Alice Gertrude (Crouch)

  • Whipple, Allen and Alice Gertrude (Crouch) -- Photo taken 1895; children Jane, Clara, and Harold

  • Whipple, Charles Plyman -- Shown outside his home, "Samuel Whipple's old home, Cider Hill"

  • Whipple, Delight (Crouch) -- (1835-1905) Sister of novelist Julia Crouch; wife of Enoch Whipple. Carved on her tombstone in Ledyard Union Cemetery is the name by which she was known to many, "Aunt Lottie"

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) -- Photo taken in 1925. To read an autobiographical memoir of Doris Whipple's childhood in Quakertown, click here

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) -- Taken ca. 1920, in front of the house where she grew up

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) -- (1906-2000) Shown on the day of her marriage to Floyd Eldon Whipple (1902-1979), March 16, 1925

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) -- Photo taken in the early 1920s; picking cranberries

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) -- Doris Whipple and Bertha Shafer pose on a Harley-Davidson, ca. 1920s

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) and Effie (Whipple) Shafer -- Photo of the two sisters taken ca. 1913

  • Whipple, Doris (Whipple) and Muriel (Whipple) Haddon -- Photo of sisters-in-law taken on Doris's wedding day, March 1925

  • NEW ! Whipple, Enoch -- Deaf from a young age, he was taught by his father, Jonathan Whipple, to read lips and speak, and became so proficient at speech that he served as inspiration to his nephew Zerah Whipple, founder of the Mystic Oral School. His wife, Delight, was the daughter of Zachariah Crouch. They lived in the house on the southwest corner of the intersection of what is now Col. Ledyard Hwy. and Lambtown Road; they raised George A. Montgomery as their own son

  • Whipple, Fenella (Phillips)

  • Whipple, Fenella (Phillips) with Millicent Crandall -- With niece Millicent Crandall

  • Whipple, Floyd and Doris (Whipple) -- Shown on their wedding day, March 1925

  • Whipple, Floyd and Doris (Whipple) -- Floyd and Doris and their wedding party, March 1925; Ralph Whipple is best man; Muriel (Whipple) Haddon is maid of honor; flower girls are Marie Watrous, Elinor Whipple, and sisters Mildred and Dorothy Whipple

  • Whipple, Floyd and Ralph -- Taken on Floyd's wedding day, 1925

  • Whipple, Harold

  • Whipple, Harry and Rose -- Taken at Matunuck Point, RI, probably ca. 1940; l.-r., Leon Crouch, Eleanor Crouch, Rose Whipple, Harry Whipple, and Agnes and Joseph L. Crouch. According to Clara McGuigan, brother and sister Harry and Rose had "unusual business ability," and with their two siblings (Ira Whipple had four children, none of whom married), they ran several hugely successful businesses

  • Whipple, J. Alfred and Family -- Photo taken ca. 1920; back, l.-r., Muriel, Fred, Ralph, Floyd, J. Alfred; front, l.-r., John, Phoebe

  • Whipple, J. Alfred and Phoebe (Crouch)

  • Whipple, James Eldon -- Shown with his granddaughter, Barbara Hurlbutt

  • Whipple, Jeduthan -- Photo taken in 1916 or 1917, when he was in his 89th year

  • Whipple, Jennie (Williams) -- Shown with her granddaughter Gladys (Whipple) Watrous

  • Whipple, Jessie (Crouch)

  • Whipple, Jessie (Crouch); with Ralph Whipple and Chauncey Crouch -- Sister and brother, shown with baby nephew Ralph (son of sister Phoebe and her husband Alfred Whipple)

  • Whipple, John

  • Whipple, John and Jessie (Crouch) and Family -- Children, l.-r., are Earle, Marjorie, and Alice

  • Whipple, John S.

  • Whipple, John S. and Jessie (Crouch) -- Missionaries for the Metropolitan Church Association in rural India

  • Whipple, John S. and Jessie, with Jennie Williams Whipple -- Taken at the home of James and Jennie Whipple, Long Cove Road, near Gales Ferry, CT

  • Whipple, Jonathan -- (1794-1875) He devised a method to teach the deaf to read lips and speak, leading to the founding of the Mystic Oral School; he was an advocate of temperance and peace, as well as a teacher, stonemason, butcher, farmer, and editor. His Autobiography may be read on this site

  • Whipple, Lucy -- Daughter of Noah Whipple; wife of Jonathan Whipple, Jr.

  • Whipple, Nathan and Bertha (Shafer) -- Shown with Jennie (Chesbro) Watrous and her brother Walter Chesbro; photo taken during the 1920s

  • NEW ! Whipple, Nathan and Bertha (Shafer)

  • Whipple, Palmer and Fenella (Phillips) -- Taken with son Milton, ca. 1900

  • Whipple, Phillip

  • Whipple, Phoebe (Crouch)

  • Whipple, Ralph -- Died at age 26 of Bright's Disease, Aug. 1927

  • Whipple, Ralph -- Ralph (back), with brothers Fred and John; 1920s

  • Whipple, Samuel Austin -- (1864-1922)

  • Whipple, Samuel G. and Elizabeth (Watrous)

  • NEW ! Whipple, Sidney -- Taken in 1918

  • Whipple, Timothy T. -- According to Robin Gilebarto, Timothy was "a school teacher when he was younger, and later in life he became a prominent market gardner and fruit grower"; he lived "on Old Mystic Road, half way between Mystic and Old Mystic"

  • Whipple, William Crouch and Family -- Son of Noah and Content (Crouch) Whipple, William and his family left Quakertown ca. 1850, settling in Illinois, Iowa, and finally Oklahoma. This photograph was taken ca. 1883. Back, l.-r., Hannah, Oscar, Orva, Orin, Louisa; front, l.-r., Hannah (Geer) Whipple, Earnest, William Crouch Whipple

  • Whipple, William Crouch and Hannah (Geer)

  • Whipple, William Crouch and Hannah (Geer) -- photo taken ca. 1900

  • Whipple, Zachariah and Family -- Photo taken in 1904; for a list identifying the people pictured, click here

  • Whipple, Zachariah and Family -- Photo taken ca. 1910

  • Whipple, Zachariah and Family -- Zachariah himself is not shown in this photo, taken ca. 1917, possibly at the time of his death; the little girl holding the kitten is Cynthia (Watrous) Harvey

  • Whipple, Zerah C. -- (1849-1879) Founder of the Mystic Oral School

  • Williams, Alwilda (Crouch)

  • Williams, Cecil and Sarah (Holdridge) and family

  • Williams, Joseph -- Husband of Alwilda

  • Williams, Sarah (Holdridge) -- Shown with children Evelyn and Sam

  • Wolff, June Hulda (Watrous)


  •   Sign posted beside Col. Ledyard Hwy.

    If you have any old photographs of Quakertown people, places, or events--or if you have any old documents relevant to Quakertown--, please scan them and e-mail them to schultz3025@comcast.net.



    Places
  • Noah Whipple's Farm by the "Punch Bowl" - This picture was painted for Dr. Clara Hammond McGuigan by one of the students of Mystic Oral School

  • "Hammond House," 1924 -- Aka, Noah Whipple House; standing in front of the house is Lila V. Crouch, holding Margaret W. Crouch; both are children of Halsey J. Crouch. Janet Filbeck writes, "My grandfather Halsey J. Crouch and family lived in the Hammond house when Halsey took his family back to CT after living in California for awhile. All his children were born in California but my aunt Thelma J. Crouch, who was born in the Hammond house"

  • "Hammond House" -- Pen and ink drawing

  • The Punch Bowl -- View of fields during harvest, looking toward the Punch Bowl; taken during the 1920s

  • Nathan Watrous House -- Photo taken ca. 1930; Roscoe Watrous is shown riding a tractor featuring an "old farm engine" or "putt-putt engine"

  • Nathan Watrous House, 1961

  • Nathan Watrous House, ca. 1970

  • Nathan Watrous House, 2009 -- Perhaps the last historically significant, unaltered piece of property in Quakertown, the Nathan Watrous Farm was sold in March 2009, in a deal crafted by Attorney Robert H. Hovey (of Rocky Hill, CT). All 58 acres of farmland, with historic house and farm buildings, were purchased for less than $360,000 by a group headed by Peter Gardner (partner in Dieter & Gardner, Inc., of Gales Ferry, CT), which appears to be planning the aggressive development of the site.
    (In a new development off Col. Ledyard Hwy. less than half a mile to the north, single building lots are currently being sold "starting at $144,900.")
    To view the realtor's listing for buildings and land that appeared briefly on line during February, click here.
    To view the developer's preliminary plans for the site, click here. The Ledyard Planning Commission is scheduled to begin its preliminary review of the plans at its public hearing and meeting, Sept. 3, 2009

  • Jonathan Whipple House -- Photo taken ca. 1960. Here the Mystic Oral School was begun

  • Enoch Whipple / Byron Chapman House, 2009 -- View of the back of the house, as seen from Lambtown Road

  • Noah Whipple, Jr. / Daniel E. Crouch House -- This house, which was located to the west of Col. Ledyard Hwy., ca. one third of a mile north of the intersection with Lambtown Road, burned ca. 1930, and another house now stands on the site; the well surround seen in this photo, however, remains

  • Clive Crouch / Paul Watrous House, 2009 -- This house was built to replace the Noah Whipple, Jr./Daniel E. Crouch House. During the 1950s, the front section of the house was added by Paul Watrous. Predating the current house, the well surround can be seen to the left of the photo

  • Alden A. Crouch House -- Alden's daughter Anna, who grew up in the house, wrote, "It was like Heaven on earth"; destroyed by fire at the time of the 1938 Hurricane; another house now stands on the Col. Ledyard Highway site

  • Stephen and Cynthia Watrous House -- Photo taken perhaps ca. 1915

  • Stephen and Cynthia Watrous House -- Photo taken perhaps ca. 1950

  • Daniel E. Watrous House -- Photo taken 1926

  • Samuel Riley Olin House -- During the 1930s and 1940s, candy was sold from a small shop in this house by Riley and Alice Olin, who lived in the part of the house on the right of the photo; Alice's brother Roscoe and sister Lucy lived in the part on the left

  • Samuel Riley Olin House, 2009

  • Zachariah Crouch / Allen Whipple House, 2002 -- This was the home of novelist Julia Crouch; located on the north side of Lambtown Road Ext., just east of the intersection with Col. Ledyard Hwy.

  • Zachariah Crouch / Allen Whipple House, 1940s -- In front of the house on a bicycle is Floyd Whipple, Jr.

  • "Lawson House" -- This house stood on the west side of Pumpkin Hill Road, just north of the intersection with Lambtown Ext.; destroyed by fire ca. 1990

  • Zephaniah Watrous House, 2009 -- Located near the junction of Lambtown Ext. and Pumpkin Hill Road

  • Elisha Haley House, ca. 1916 -- Daniel L. Chesbro and family lived in this house from ca. 1905-25; here, twin sisters Clarabell and Marybell appear in the background

  • Fred Watrous's Garden Center -- Photo taken ca. 1952

  • Frederick L. Watrous Barn -- Photo taken ca. 1952

  • Frederick L. Watrous House -- Photo taken in 1990. Prior to its purchase by Fred Watrous ca. 1920, this was known as the "Curran House"

  • Frederick L. Watrous House, 2009

  • "Highland Park Inn" -- Store and restaurant operated by Halsey Crouch ca. late 1920s; located along the New London Road, west of downtown Mystic; to see a recent (Aug. 2009) photo of the site, click here

  • Meeting House of Many Gables -- Built by Elder Zephaniah Watrous (1785-1858) from timber felled by the "September Gale" of 1815; site of religious meetings and home of the Elder; destroyed by fire during the 1930s

  • Meeting House of Many Gables -- Painting done during the 1920s

  • Old Paint Mill -- Photo taken in 1938 of the abandoned mill, which stood on what has become Paint Mill Road, off from Pumpkin Hill Road

  • Quakertown Hall -- Building where religious meetings were held ca. mid-1800s-1938; destroyed by the Hurricane of 1938

  • Quakertown Hall, mid-1930s -- Shown are Evelyn Crouch, Ruby Watrous, and Edna Crouch

  • Quakertown Church -- Photo taken during the early 1950s

  • Quakertown Church, ca. 1956 -- Photo taken from Ledyard Town Directory, 1956; some of the dates included in the brief, accompanying history may not be accurate

  • Quakertown Church -- Photo taken ca. 1960

  • Christmas Program, 1951 -- Quakertown Church

  • Quakertown Church Building, 2007 -- The church now is known as Friendship Church

  • The Chapel on the Ledge -- Located to the east of Col. Ledyard Hwy., just north of the intersection with Lambtown Road, the chapel housed meetings of the Metropolitan Church Association during the 1920s. Today it is a private residence

  • The Chapel on the Ledge

  • The Chapel on the Ledge

  • Former Chapel on the Ledge, 2009 -- Currently, with alterations made to the structure, a private residence

  • MCA Group at Quakertown -- Photo taken early 1920s

  • Leaders of the Metropolitan Church Association -- Based in Chicago, IL, and Waukesha, WI, the MCA held regular meetings in Quakertown during the 1920s in the Chapel on the Ledge. Back row, left, are Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hubbart; Mr. Hubbart served as minister of the church in Quakertown. Next to him is R. L. Erickson, who held revival meetings in 1903-04 that led a number of people from Quakertown to join the MCA


  • Events / Groups
  • "Waterhouse Reunion," ca. 1920 -- Seated at far right are Clifton and Clara (Whipple) Watrous with several of their children. The photo appears to have been taken on the grounds of the Mystic Oral School. Can anyone identify other people shown in this photo or provide information about this event?

  • Quakertown Children, ca. 1918 -- "Crandalls + Crouches + Watrous"

  • Family Picnic, ca. 1920

  • Picnic at Poquonnock, ca. 1920 -- The only figure identified in this photo is Isaac Crouch

  • "Sunday School Group at School House -- Taken ca. 1925 in front of what was later known at Quakertown Church. Shown are Wallace, Paul, Rachel, Phil, Edith, Willie, May Howard, June, Lucy May, Curtis, Bertha Watrous, Howard, Joseph Watrous, Charley Watrous, Inez Edgerton

  • Charlestown Picnic, 1927 -- Picnic held at the "[Kimball] Bird Sanctuary," Charlestown, RI, 1927; seems to be the group meeting at "The School House" (aka Quakertown Church). In this photo, the man at the extreme left is Ralph Crandall and the man at the extreme right, holding a Bible, is Stephen Watrous; playing the harmonium is Edith Watrous

  • Charlestown Picnic, 1927 -- From left to right are: Mary (Watrous) Crouch; "lady that took care of bird sanctuary" (probably Mary Southwick); Cynthia (Crouch) Watrous; Louis Watrous; Angie (Chesebro) Watrous; Fred Watrous

  • Charlestown Picnic, 1927 -- "Ralph Crandall, Evelyn, Rena and little Alice"

  • Charlestown Picnic, 1927 -- At "R.I. Ice House"; Wallace Watrous, Beulah Watrous, Palmer Watrous, Max Watrous

  • Charlestown Picnic, 1927 -- Dick Wolff, Palmer Watrous, Roy Crandall, Bertha Phillips, Emerson Crandall

  • Group in Front of Quakertown Church -- Taken late 1920s; Wallace Watrous, Roy Crandall, Emerson Crandall, Will Harvey, Levi Harvey, Austin Wolff

  • Wellesley Park Campmeeting -- Pentecostal campmeeting held in Wellesley Park, MA, July 1928, "conducted by" evangelist Charles Shreve. Shown are Roy Crandall, Max Watrous, and Emerson Crandall

  • Wellesley Park Campmeeting -- Shown are Marion Crandall and Will Harvey

  • Wellesley Park Campmeeting -- Shown are Bernice, Polly, Bertha, Lucile, Max, Edith, Beulah, Levi, Paul, Roy, Emerson, Rachel, Marion, and Will

  • "Pairing Bee" -- Held at the Stephen Watrous house, ca. 1930. Shown are (l. to r.): Cornie Watrous, Edith Watrous, Jennie (Chesbro) Watrous, Roger Watrous, Polly (Whipple) Main; Bertha Phillips, Marion Crandall

  • "Pairing Bee" -- Shown are Polly (Whipple) Main, Bertha Phillips, Edith Watrous, Cornie Watrous

  • Picnic at Devil's Hop Yard -- Held ca. 1935. Shown are John Crouch, Malcolm Crouch, Bob Whipple, Donald Grundy, Sidney Crouch, Louis Watrous, Mildred Crandall, Gusty Crouch, Rachel Harvey, Bernice Watrous, Grace Crouch, Florence Crandall, Marjorie Watrous, Lila Crouch, et al.

  • Quakertown Hall Church/Sunday School Picnic --Held at Mohegan Park, Norwich, CT, ca. 1937-38

  • Quakertown Hall Church/Sunday School Picnic -- Held at Rocky Neck, Waterford, CT, ca. 1937-38; for a list identifying the people pictured, click here

  • "School House Picnic Group" -- Fourth of July Picnic, 1937, of the group that were meeting in "the school house" (aka Quakertown Church); held in Charlestown, RI. Shown include members of the Ralph Crandall family, the James Watrous family, and the Stephen Watrous family

  • Fourth of July Picnic, 1948

  • Fourth of July Picnic, ca. 1950 -- Held on the grounds of the Baldwin House, Ledyard, CT, overlooking the Thames River; group photo (Can anyone identify all of the people pictured?)

  • Fourth of July Picnic, 1951 -- Boating on the Thames River

  • Quakertown Reunion, ca. 1970 -- L.-r., Jennie Watrous; Lucille (Stark) Voegtlin; JoAnne Carolynne Eldridge; Joel Archie Whipple; Louise Sophia Stark; Vernon Eugene Martin


  • Local Schools
    • Lambtown School Group Photos, misc. years from ca. 1910 to ca. 1948, school reunions, etc.

    • Burnetts Corners School -- group photo, ca. 1913-15; taken in front of the "Pequot Hotel." The teacher is Miss Ellen Boggemes

    • Ledyard Center School -- group photo, 1940-41; for a list identifying the people pictured, click here

    • Ledyard Center School -- Informal group

    • Mystic Oral School -- Aerial view taken ca. 1952

    • Silas Burrows House -- This building housed the Whipple Home School for Deaf-Mutes (aka Mystic Oral School) when it first moved from Quakertown to Mystic; Margaret Hammond writes, "Zerah purchased from the heirs of one of Mystic's deceased wealthy citizens his former summer residence... This was an admirable situation for the School... The house is little over a mile from the village of Mystic, healthfully built and situated on a high hill, commanding a beautiful view of the village, river, and sound"

    • Mystic Oral School -- Sketch made ca. 1912, showing an addition made to the original Silas Burrows House in order to accomodate the growing school

    • Mystic Oral School -- Taken ca. 1920; photo used in a promotional brochure

    • Mystic Oral School Playground -- Taken ca. 1920; photo used in a promotional brochure

    • Mystic Oral School Grounds -- Taken ca. 1945


    Documents


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