The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
East Windsor, 1768-1860; Ellington Part I--Vital Records, 1786-1850; and Ellington Part II--Marriage Records, 1820-1853
Lorraine Cook White
The Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford is one of the last great genealogical manuscript collections to be published. Covering 137 towns and comprising 14,333 typed pages, this magnificent collection of birth, marriage, and death records to about 1850 was the life work of General Lucius Barnes Barbour, Connecticut Examiner of Public Records from 1911 to 1934. Transcribed by Lorraine Cook White and a host of collaborators, The Barbour Collection now covers the Connecticut towns of Ashford through Stonington.
Volume 11, transcribed by Lorraine White, covers the towns of East Windsor and Ellington. For the dates indicated in the title it contains the birth, marriage, and death records of approximately 17,500 individuals, most from the town of East Windsor, which occupies the bulk of the text. Entries are listed in alphabetical order under each town and give, variously, the person's name, date of event, names of parents, names of children, names of both spouses, and sometimes such items as age, occupation, and place of residence.