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2015

46. June 2015 –Squire’s Tavern Quarterly Newsletter – By Barkhamsted Historical Society


47. 6/30/15 - Dover Stone Church - 3128 Route 22, Dover Plains, New York 12522 Click here to view: Dover Stone Church Photo Album 
48. 7/1/2015 - Reunion planned at Barkhamsted Historical Society - The Register Citizen d23ad139c88020dfa06ad2c1b0bc610f
49. 7/2/15 - Tour of the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center

I want to give a special THANK YOU to Laurie Lamarre who arranged our group tour and to Drew Shuptar Rayvis who was also a tour guide for us. Had a wonderful time/visit!

The Institute for American Indian Studies
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I was able to meet with Lucianne Lavin & have my book signed – was a wonderful meeting~ More on Lucianne: http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/o…/anthroalumni.luciannelavin

50.  7/2/2015 - The Senior Chat Hour – Hosted by Jo-Ann Schmitt – With Coni Dubois & Veronica Hawkins 

51. 7/3/2015 - Tour of Barkhamsted Lighthouse Site w/Ken Feder & Barkhamsted Descendants

Click here to view: Tour of Barkhamsted Lighthouse Site Photo Album


52. 7/4/15 - Barkhamsted Parade – Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants – Part 1 

52. 7/4/15 - Barkhamsted Parade – Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants – Part 2

52. 7/4/15 - Barkhamsted 4th of July Parade - Barkhamsted Descendants walked in Parade
Click here to view: Barkhamsted 4th of July Parade Photo Album 
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53. 7/4/15 - Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion
Click here to view: Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion Photo Album 

54. 7/4/15 - Naming Ceremony for Coni Dubois & Veronica Hawkins - by Chief Sun Rise (Byron Brown) of WEPIT 


55. 7/4/15 - Met with Allan Madahbee who crafted several things for me - was also our music for reunion.
56. 7/4/15 - Doug Robert's Gifted me with 5 Barkhamsted Lighthouse Basket's
Coni Notes: I have these 3 preserved & 1 was donated to Barkhamsted Historical Society & 1 to Veronica Hawkins
57. 7/4/15 - Barkhamsted Independence Day parade also a celebration of lighthouse descendants By Stephen Underwood, Special to the Register
The Barkhamsted July 4 parade and Lighthouse Descendants Reunion brought over 100 descendants together in celebration of their heritage and the town’s history.
Around 150 members of The Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants marched in the parade uniting in their heritage and in celebration of the town’s history. (Stephen Underwood – Special to the Register)
URL: http://www.registercitizen.com/article/RC/20150704/NEWS/150709811

BARKHAMSTED >> The Barkhamsted Fourth of July parade was not only a celebration of American independence, but also a reunion of sorts.

Some 150 members of The Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants marched in the parade to celebrate their heritage and the town’s history.

The Barkhamsted Lighthouse, unlike its coastal brethren, was a rural 18th century community on a hillside terrace adjacent to the Farmington River that is now the People’s State Forest. As the story goes, James Chaugham, a young Narragansett Indian man, upon leaving his Block Island home, traveled up the CT River arriving in Wethersfield in about 1740. He sought work and lodging and found both on the estate of Peter Barber, the wealthiest man in Wethersfield at the time. It was here that James fell in love with Molly, Peter Barber’s daughter. Frustrated that no suitors were able to meet the high demands of her father, Molly threatened to marry the next person willing to take her hand in marriage. After James proposed, the newlyweds fled into the wilderness of Northern Connecticut and settled at the base of what is now known as Ragged Mountain. James and Molly would go on to have eight children. Though initially an isolated outpost, the Chaugham family enclave became part of a broader settlement. As the Farmington River Turnpike was built for stagecoach traffic, according to legend, drivers gave the village its name as a metaphorical ‘lighthouse’ with the home fires of the inhabitants guiding those who passed by as a beacon in the wilderness. Coni Dubois, a family genealogist and Native American researcher for over twenty years, was named the Honorary Parade Marshall for her research on the lighthouse.

“I have been doing research for over 25 years all along the East Coast dealing with tribes in those locations and have traced more than 50,000 people in my research,” Dubois said. “I have been researching the lighthouse for over 10 years.” Dubois is a 9th generation descendant of the Chaugham’s and researching the lighthouse has been a personal fulfillment. “I am a direct descendant of the Chaugham’s through their daughter Hannah,” Dubois said. “I first began researching the lighthouse over 10 years ago when I teamed up with archaeologist Kenny Feder who has been excavating the site.” Dubois began researching her heritage upon the request of her father, Rex Allen, who asked over 25 years ago for their roots to be found. Today, many of James and Molly’s descendants remain and are scattered throughout the country with many of them sharing a bond of kinship in their common heritage. Jim and Pauline Goodman traveled from Michigan to Connecticut to take part in the parade and celebrate their heritage. “We went to the village site with archaeologist Kenny Feder and it was a very spiritual and very moving experience,” said Pauline Goodman, a direct descendant. “Today is the culmination of all the research I have done and all the work that went into it.” Other families with multiple generations of descendants were on hand to march in the parade. “We have four generations here,” said Naomi Kilgore, a direct descendant whose done field research on Block Island. “It’s very nice to be a part of this and have four generations of family here today with the oldest being 90 and the youngest being 2 years old.” Residents were invited to sign a banner marking the Lighthouse descendants with all the descendants wearing red T-shirts to represent the blood of Molly and James Chaugham. A BBQ and reunion was held after the parade with a blessing done by Chief Sunrise, also known as Byron Brown, of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot tribe. The Barkhamsted Lighthouse is the emblem of the Barkhamted Lions Club that hosts the parade symbolizing a beacon of hope in the wilderness of despair.

58. 7/5/15 - Meet with the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Indian Tribe (WEPIT)@ Tribal Gathering

Bought 3 of Henry Brown’s Pieces at the WEPIT Tribal Gathering

59. 7/5/15 - Founder's descendants gather in Barkhamsted By Kathryn Boughton - REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN  
URL:  http://rep-am.com/articles/2015/07/05/news/local/892733.txt

BARKHAMSTED — The descendants of a distinctive 18th-century couple, James Chaugham and Mary Barber, who defied social norms to marry in the mid-1700s and who established a family enclave on Ragged Mountain, traveled from Louisiana, Michigan, California and a half-dozen other states this week for the first Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants Family Reunion. (View link to view full article)

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60. 7/7/15 - Manisses: A People and a Place ℗Glenda Luck
Published on Jul 5, 2015 - Music: Provided to YouTube by CDBaby
Click here to hear: (Part 1)  "Narr 6 (feat. Coni Dubois)" by Glenda Luck
Click here to hear: (Part 2)  "Sam Chagum (Chagum's Pond)" by Glenda Luck  
Click here to hear: (Part 3) "Narr 7 (feat. Shirlyne Gobern - Coni Dubois)"  by Glenda Luck

61. 7/8/15 - Founder's descendants gather in Barkhamsted By Kathryn Boughton - SundayRepublican
Rupublican American Lighthouse Article
62. 7/8/15 - A Lighthouse Reunion By Stephen Underwood - The Bulletin (CTBulletin.com) © 2016 The Litchfield County Times, a 21st Century Media Property
URL: http://www.countytimes.com/articles/2015/07/08/news/doc559da318dd44a309351556.prt

View Photos: http://media.registercitizen.com/2015/07/04/photos-barkhamsted-lighthouse-descendants-paradereunion/#20

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Coni Dubois stands next to a banner welcoming everyone to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion.

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Fourth of July parade was not only a celebration of American independence, but also a reunion of sorts.

Some 150 members of The Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants marched in the parade to celebrate their heritage and the town’s history.

The Barkhamsted Lighthouse, unlike its coastal brethren, was a rural 18th century community on a hillside terrace adjacent to the Farmington River that is now the People’s State Forest. As the story goes, James Chaugham, a young Narragansett Indian man, upon leaving his Block Island home, traveled up the CT River arriving in Wethersfield in about 1740. He sought work and lodging and found both on the estate of Peter Barber, the wealthiest man in Wethersfield at the time. It was here that James fell in love with Molly, Peter Barber’s daughter. Frustrated that no suitors were able to meet the high demands of her father, Molly threatened to marry the next person willing to take her hand in marriage. After James proposed, the newlyweds fled into the wilderness of Northern Connecticut and settled at the base of what is now known as Ragged Mountain. James and Molly would go on to have eight children. Though initially an isolated outpost, the Chaugham family enclave became part of a broader settlement. As the Farmington River Turnpike was built for stagecoach traffic, according to legend, drivers gave the village its name as a metaphorical ‘lighthouse’ with the home fires of the inhabitants guiding those who passed by as a beacon in the wilderness. Coni Dubois, a family genealogist and Native American researcher for over 20 years, was named the Honorary Parade Marshall for her research on the lighthouse. “I have been doing research for over 25 years all along the East Coast dealing with tribes in those locations and have traced more than 50,000 people in my research,” Dubois said. “I have been researching the lighthouse for over 10 years.” Dubois is a 9th generation descendant of the Chaugham’s and researching the lighthouse has been a personal fulfillment. “I am a direct descendant of the Chaugham’s through their daughter Hannah,” Dubois said. “I first began researching the lighthouse over 10 years ago when I teamed up with archaeologist Kenny Feder who has been excavating the site.”

Dubois began researching her heritage upon the request of her father, Rex Allen, who asked over 25 years ago for their roots to be found.

Today, many of James and Molly’s descendants remain and are scattered throughout the country with many of them sharing a bond of kinship in their common heritage. Jim and Pauline Goodman traveled from Michigan to Connecticut to take part in the parade and celebrate their heritage.

“We went to the village site with archaeologist Kenny Feder and it was a very spiritual and very moving experience,” said Pauline Goodman, a direct descendant. “Today is the culmination of all the research I have done and all the work that went into it.” Other families with multiple generations of descendants were on hand to march in the parade. “We have four generations here,” said Naomi Kilgore, a direct descendant whose done field research on Block Island. “It’s very nice to be a part of this and have four generations of family here today with the oldest being 90 and the youngest being 2 years old.” Residents were invited to sign a banner marking the Lighthouse descendants with all the descendants wearing red T-shirts to represent the blood of Molly and James Chaugham. A BBQ and reunion was held after the parade with a blessing done by Chief Sunrise, also known as Byron Brown, of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot tribe. The Barkhamsted Lighthouse is the emblem of the Barkhamted Lions Club that hosts the parade symbolizing a beacon of hope in the wilderness of despair.

63. 7/7/15 - Block Island Meeting with Timothy Ives & Kevin McBride
Click here to view: Meeting with Officials & BI Historical Society Photo Album
 
Was invited to a dig by: L2R: Timothy Ives (State of Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission) & Kevin McBride (Archealogist & Project Director) Coni Dubois (Leading Northeastern Native American Genealogist/Researcher) Joseph (Jay) Waller, RPA, Senior Archealogist for Public Archaeology Laboratory) Pam Gasner (Executive Director of Block Island Historical Society) & Laurie Lamarre (Director of Research & Collections of the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center) We also had David Naumec present (was digging – not pictured)
64. 8/15 - Received Groove Axe head from Eric Chipponi 

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Received this in the mail: found in the Connecticut area many years ago – felt I should have it – no other info – Made of a beautiful light green stone~ Reddish/Orange tint to the end of it~ (not for sale – was a gift)

Note from John Hubbard: Grooved Axe is correct. New England dates are usually Early through Late Archaic that they were correlated with, I think that is a chunk of time from 9-8000 B.P. through 3,700 B.P.

65. Sept 2015 - WEPIT Tribal Newsletter

Sept 2015 WEPIT Newsletter

66. Sept 2015 – Squire’s Tavern Quarterly Newsletter – By Barkhamsted Historical Society
67. Oct. 26, 2015 - Archeology Podcast Network 
Featuring Kenneth L. Feder – Hosted by Sara Head

The Legend of the Lighthouse – Episode 22

Ken shares a touching story about his work. The Legend of Lighthouse shows how archaeology is used to solve histories mysteries and uses those answers to shed light on the lives of those around us.

Note from Coni: Ken gives me a shout out at the end of the Podcast~

2016

68. March/April 2016 - Vol: XXXIX, No. 2 - Connecticut Preservation News - CT. TRUST for Historical Preservation
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69. My NEW Video - Sept 2016
 
Tonia Allen Gould

Children's and Young Adult Author and Founder of the FInding Corte Magore Project

Jessica's Family Tree

This site is dedicated to the ancestors of the Johnson, Booker and Petruff families of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and thier connecting lines of lineage.

Echo's of Lost Footsteps

My quest of finding my ancestors (& a bit of my life)

They Were Here

Searching for Forgotten Forebears - A Work in Progress

Under the influence!

Myths, legends, folklore and tales from around the world

quotidiously

the spaces between

Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society

Serving the interests of genealogists since 1967

"Ever Widening Circle"

Quest for my Native American Roots

The Red Cedar

Essays on Heritage and Culture

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