Category Archives: Windsor Historical Society

Jim Trocchi

Trocchi, Jim. Connecticut Indians. Windsor Historical Society.

Trocchi writes informatively about the natives of the Farmington Valley, and in Connecticut. Included are details about types of food, housing structure, language, individual tribes and possible sites in the Northwest corner on Connecticut.

Henry R. Stiles

Stiles, Henry R. The History of Ancient Windsor. Vol. 1. Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard, 1891.


Stiles’ lengthy work includes not only the history of Windsor, but also the histories of all areas that surround Windsor in the Connecticut River Valley. Stiles includes important and useful quotes from letters and court decisions related to the settlement of Simsbury, and the natives in that territory.

Lyman G. Potter

Potter, Lyman G. A History of First Church of Christ at Massaco, Simsbury, Conn. Simsbury, CT: First Church of Christ, 2002.

This book really focuses on the history of the First Church of Christ located in Simsbury, but also recounts some early history of the town. This includes the names of the first families to move to Simsbury before an after the 1670 deed to the town.

Jane Devlin

Devlin, Jane, comp. Simsbury, Conn.; Register of Marriages, Births & Deaths and Town Tax Rates 1694-1701 as Extracted from Noah A. Phelps. Windsor, CT: n.p., n.d.


Devlin successfully records the original Simsbury town members, their births, deaths, marriages and recorded children. The information can be found in works by Phelps, but is fully compiled in this work.