Time-line of Stepney, CT

Stepney, Connecticut

1625 (and prior)

The Paugusset tribe establishes trails and settlements throughout the area.

1720

The Stepney area is first settled by 2nd and 3rd generation English colonists from the mother colony of Stratford or Fairfield.

1735

The name “Stepney” first appears in the Stratford land records.

1744

The Stepney area was at first part of the parish of North Stratford (now Trumbull).

1762

Stepney became part of the newly formed Parish of New Stratford — the forerunner of Monroe.

1776

Local farmers join the American Revolutionary forces of New Stratford.

1781

A French force of soldiers under General Rochambeau and led by Duc de Lauzun arrive in New Stratford and march through the area.  The Revolution is won!  Resident farmers celebrate victory with bonfires and music.

1789

All of New Stratford becomes part of the newly formed town of “Huntington”.

1794

Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney cemetery donated by Noah and James Burr, Jr.

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