(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Directory for the city of Hartford for the year 1799, containing the names of the business men and other residents, their occupation and location, when known, to the number of nearly eight hundred"

Directory for the city of Hartf-ord for 
the year 1799. 



by 

Prank De Wette Andrevs. 




THE LIBRARY 

OF 

THE UNIVERSITY 

OF CALIFORNIA 

LOS ANGELES 



HARTFORD 

CITY DIRECTORY 

1799 



BUSINESS DIRECTORY 

NAMES OF RESIDENTS ETC. OF 

HARTFORD CONN. 



DIRECTORY 

FOR THE 

CITY OF HARTFORD 

FORTHEYEaR 

1799 



CONTAINING THE NAMES 

OF THE 

BUSINESS MEN AND OTHER RESIDENTS, 

THEIR 

O'C.UPATION AND LOCATION, WHEN KNOWN, 

TO THE NUMBER OF NEARLY 

EIGHT HUNDRED. 

COMPILED BY 

FRANK D ANDREWS 

SECRETARY VINELAND HISTORICAL & ANTIQUARIAN 
SOCIETY 
MEMBER CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



PRIVATELY PRINTED 

VINELAND NEW JERSEY 

NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TEN 



Digitized by the Internet Arciiive 

in 2007 with funding from 

IVIicrosoft Corporation 



http://www.archive.org/details/directoryforcityOOandriala 



P/of 
A/3 AS 



PREFACE. 

Hartford, an incorporated city since 1784, did not 
adopt the system of numbering its buildings until well 
into the nineteenth century, it is, therefore, difl5cult to 
locate the residents of 1799 on the few streets then within 
the limits of the city. 

Through advertisements in the "Courant" and "Mer- 
cury" we sometimes learn the advertisers place of busi- 
ness, as they frequently refer to some point from which 
to direct their customers, as the "Meeting House;" the 
"State House;" the "Bridge;" over Little River, the 
"Ferry;"the "Printing Office of Hudson & Goodwin" 
and other well know landmarks. 

These directions have been used in the following pages, 
as well as a brief list of the principal articles offered for 
sale by the advertiser. 

The first directory for Hartford was published in 1828, 
it contained about 2,000 names, many of them printed 
twice. The second directory and the first of the series 
now published, was issued in 1838, and has 1,625 names. 

This compilation for the year 179^, has nearly one- 
half the number. Hartford then had a population of 
about 5,000. 

This directory has been compiled from manuscripts in 
the writers possession, dated 1799, from the newspapers 
of that date and from other sources. 

There are a few persons in ever large community who 
have an interest in the past, particularly of the locality 
with which they are familiar. To them, and a few 
others who have some curiosity regarding the population 
of Hartford over century ago, it is hoped this little work 
may prove of some service. 

Frank D. Andrews. 
ViNELAND, N. J. April 15, 1910. 



516164 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 
FOR THE YEAR 17 9 9. 



A 

Ackley John, butcher, Water street. 

Addams Lemuel, cabinet maker, south side Ferry street. 

Genteel boarding and lodging. 
Allen Mr. dancing master. 
Anderson James, joyner. 
Andrus Daniel, School street. 
Averill Eliphalet, trader. 

B 
Babcock Amos, dealer in dry goods, 
Babcock Elisha, printer, Main st. south of Court House. 

Publisher "American Mercury." 
Babcock James. 
Babcock John, printer and bookseller. Main st. 2 doors 

south of Hudson & Goodwin 
Babcock John, printer. 
Babcock John W., printer. 
Babcock Wells. 
Bacon Richard & Co., traders. 

Rum in exchange for likely shipping horses, 

cash for corn and oats, anchors for sale. 
Balch John B., joyner. 
Baldwin John, trader. 
Barnard Ebenezer. 

Genesee N. Y. lands for sale. 
Barnard John, blacksmith. 
Barnard Mary, tavern-keepfer. 
Barrett Jeremiah, School street. 



6 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1799 

Barton William Jun., trader. 

Dealer in teas of the first quality. 
Bartholomew Eli, trader, Ferry street. 

Horses for shipping wanted, rum for sale. 
Beach Miles, silversmith and jeweller 

Clocks and watches, swords and hangers, cop- 
per tea-kettles. 
Beckwith Elisha, blacksmith. 

Sea coal by the hundred or bushel. 
Beckwith Josiah, cooper, south side Ferry street. 
Beckwith Josiah, Beckwith & Fowler, butchers, slaugh- 
ter- house on the river bank north of city line. 
Beckwith Samuel, cooper. 
Belden Thomas, Belden & Lyman, traders. Ferry street. 

Rum, brandy, gin, molasses, tobacco, salt &c. 

Cheese and corn wanted. 
Bell foundry, rear of Main street, north of the bridge, 

Church, parish, academy or shop bells. 
Benjamin Guy, blacksmith. 
Benton Asa, Ferry street. 

Bigelow Benjamin director Hartford Bank, Main street. 
Bigelow James, Water street. 
Bigelow Jonathan, tavern-keeper. 
Blaise Francis, watch repairer. 
Blake Nathaniel, Blake & Ely, traders, next .south of 

the ferry. 
Blanot James, hairdresser, nearly opposite M. & T. 

Bulls store, State street. 
Bliss Isaac, tanner. 
Bliss Lewis, 

Lots on Morgan streets for sale. 
Blydenburg Samuel, ornanif'ntal and sign painter, forty 

rods north of John Trumbulls, Esq. 
Boardman Elijah, tavern-keeper. 
Boardraan Oliver. 
Boardman William, mason. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 / 

Bolles Augustus, shoemaker, Main street, next door 

north of Lamb's tavern. 
Bolles John, tavern-keeper, sign of the ''Lamb," norlh 

end of the city. 
Bolles John, 2nd, baker. 

Boyd Asa, barber, Main street, south of State House. 
Brace Jbnathan, attorney, east .side Main street, north 

of the bridge. 
Bradley Aaron, tavern-keeper. 
Bradley Joseph, blacksmith, north of the ferry. 

700 bushels James River coal free from sulphur 

and slate, for sale 
Bradley William, trader, white store, head of Ferry st. 

West India goods, teas, spices, tobacco &c. 
Brevoort Elias, merchant, west side Main street, a few 

doors north of the bridge. Store formerly occu- 

by William Wetmore. 

Dealer in dry goods, wholesale and retail. 
Brewer Daniel C. & Co., druggists, at the dwelling house 

of John Bolles. 

Drugs medicines, groceries, rum, brandy &c. 
Bright Jonathan, upholsterer. 
Brown Francis & Co, traders. Water street. 

Dealers in hollow ware, crockery and glassware, 

rum, sugars, teas &c. 
Brown & Kimberly, traders. Ferry street. 

West India goods and other groceries 
Brown William, attorney. Water .street, near the ferry. 
Brown William, Hartford Library. 
Brown William, 2 nd, trader in company. 
Budington Walter, 
Buel Abel, Whitesmith, Main street, opposite North 

Meeting House. 

Silver plated, gilt, steel, brass and iron hilted 

.swords and dirks pikes and military flags. 
Bulkley Daniel, dealer in horses for shipping. 



8 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Bull Amos, merchant, Main st. near the South Church. 

Hardware &c. 
Bull David, tavern-keeper. 
Bull George, 

Bull Hezekiah, State street. 
Bull Isaac, trader, druggist 

Liquors, patent medicines, teas, spices, paints 

and varnishes. 
Bull Dr. Isaac D., trader and druggist. 

Hardware, optical glasses, musical instruments, 

cutlery, japan ware, plaited ware, stAtionery 

fancy goods, liquors, tobacco &c. 
Bull James, trader, south side State street. 

Earthenware. 
Bull John Coleman, painter. Main street, a few rods 

south of the South Meeting House. 
Bull & King, traders, near the river. 

Liquors, hardware, logwood, Liverpool ware, 

white and red lead &c. 
Bull Lydia, widow of Caleb, with widow Lydia Royce, 

boarding house keeper. Main street, north of 

John Chenevard. 
Bull Michael & Thomas, traders, State street. 

Cloths, Dutch navy blue, brown and mixed, 

rose blankets, rum, brandy, sugar, flour &c 
Bull William, D. 

Bunce Russell, trader, Ferry street. 
Bunce Timothy, School street. 
Burbridge John, hatter. 
Burnham George, School street. 
Burnham Joshua, trader. 
Burr George, Jun., with Fred. Seymour, at the red store 

at the bridge. 
Burr Joseph, trader. 
Burr Timothy Sl Co., traders. 
Burr Timothy Jun., captain artillery company. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1799 9 

Burr William, trader. 

Cloths, chintz, hollands, ribbons &c. 

Burt Bela, School street. 

Burt Consider, mill owner. 

Butler Abel, wheelwright. 

Butler Coonrod, .shopkeeper, next to Dr. Morgan's, Pris- 
on street. 

I^adies and men wigs, scull caps, hair braids, 
toys for children. 

Butler Daniel, mill owner. 

Butler David, wheelwright. 

Butler Henry, trader, at the river. 

Rum, flour, teas, nail rods &c. 

Butler Jonathan, tanner. 

Butler Moses, tavern-keeper. 

C 

Caldwell George, hatter. 

Caldwell James, Main street, north of the bridge: 
Caldwell John, [J. C. & Co.] president Hartford Bank. 
Caldwell John & Co., merchants, south of State House. 
Cambourg Charles, shopkeeper, near the State Hou.se. 

Razors, combs, soap, to!)acco &c. 
Camp Samuel C, State street. 
Caswell I^emuel, Caswell & Corning, traders. 
Catlin George, musical instrument maker. 
Center Robert. 

New York and Vermont lands for sale, farms 

to exchange. 
Chadwick William, shoemaker, Main .street, one door 

north of Mr. Doolittle's. 
Chapin Aaron, shopkeeper and cabinet maker, sixty or 

eighty rods north of the Court House. 

Watches, cabinet furniture &c. 
Chapin Josiah, Front .street. 
Chapin Laertes, clerk. 



lO HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Chapman Alpheus, shoemaker. 

Chapman Bars, Water street. 

Chapman Jonathan, carpenter. 

Chapman Robert, fruiterer. Ferry street. 

Chapman Silas, shoemaker. 

Chenevard John, residence east side of Main street, south 
of the State House. 

Chenevard John Jun., State street. 

Chenevard John & Co., merchants, near the river. 

Chenevard Michael, Main street, south of State House. 

Chester James, ropemaker. 

Chester Thomas, collector of revenue of the Fourth Di- 
vision in the District of Connecticut. 

Chester Thomas L, , clerk. 

Church Asher, taylor. 

Church Joseph, State street. 

Clapp Roger, joyner. 

Clark Chester, tavern-keeper. 

Clark Ebenezer, house builder, Clark street. 
Real estate for sale. 

Clark Simeon, sheriff. 

Cogswell Mason F., physician, Main street, east side, 
south of the State House, oflSce in the house 
north of John Chenevard. 

Cogswell Roger, tavern keeper, Main street, north of 
the State House. 
Mould candles and soap for sale. 

Cogswell Roger & Co., at the green store, Ferry street. 
Rum, brandy and molasses, teas and coffee, gin- 
ger, spices &c. Groceries wholesale and retail. 

Collins Stephen, shoemaker. 

Colt Harris, trader. 

New York State land for sale. 

Colton Aaron, cabinet maker. 

Conkling Benjamin, master of vessel, west of Front St., 
north east of John Trumbull's house. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 11 

Conkling Nathaniel, captain of the sloop Polly. 

Cooke Increase, [O. D. & I. Cooke] bookseller. 

Cooke James, ropemaker. 

Cooke John Jun., ropemaker. 

Cooke Oliver D. [O. D. & I Cooke, booksellers.] Main 

street, north of the State House. 

Books, stationery, bookbinding, umbrellas &c. 
Cooley Ithamar. 

Cooley J., captain lyight Infantry Company. 
Corning A.sa. shoemaker. 
Corning Daniel, tavern-keeper. Ferry street. 
Corning Ezra, shopkeeper. 
Corning Ezra Jun , hatter 
Corning George, taylor. 
Cowles Elias, [Gleason & Co wles, traders] Main street. 

Farm in lyitchfield for sale, negro boy for sale. 
Crosby Jonathan, wheelwright, School street. 
Crowell Daniel, trader. 

Dry goods, mens hats, sythes &c. 

D 

Danforth Daniel, [ J & D. Danforth, traders.] 

Danforth Edward, tarder, 

Danforth Jonathan, [J. & D. Danforth, traders ] 

Danforth Samuel, pewterer. 

Davey William, brewer, ten rods north of Court House. 

Wheat and rye flour. New Haven ale for sale. 

Hops wanted. 
Day Noble, trader. 
Day Samuel C, barber. Front street. 
Day Thomas, attorney. 
Deane Jessie, Front street. 
Deming John, master sloop Unity. 
Dexter William. 

To let, a family store. 
Douglas Burnham & Company, traders, ten rods north 

of the ferry. 



12 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Diggins Luke, blacksmith. 

Dwier Henry, Publisher and bookseller, ten rods north 
of the Court House. 

Just published, a new edition of the New Eng- 
land Primer. 

Dodd Johnjun., trader. 

European and India goods, 

Dodd Josiah, clerk, J. & E. Lyman. 

Dodd William, clerk, with Soloman Porter. 

Doolittle Enos. brass founder, west side Main street. 

Doolittle James. 

Dwight Nathaniel. 

Dwight Theodore, attorney. 

£ 

Edgerton Giles, Water street. 
Edwards Jonathan W., attorney. 
Eggleston James, post rider. 
EUery William, mill owner, School street. 
Elmore Eliakim, Hartforid Common, 

Inoculation at the Hospital 2 miles west of the 

Court House. 
Ely Alfred, with Blake & Ely. 
Ely Eli, [Blake & Ely, traders.] 
Ely & White, grocers, store on the river bank. 

Linseed oil, Turks Island and rock salt, codfish. 

West Indies and New England rum, iron &c. 
Ely William & Company, traders. 

r 

Fabre Mrs. millinery, at the corner south from the 
Episcopal Church. 

Fancy hats and bonnets, satin beavers, artifi- 
cial flowers, laces and bandboxes. 

Faxon Ebenezer, porter. 

Fink Elias, shoemaker. 

Fish Eliakim, physician. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1799 13 

Fish Miller, shoemaker, ten rods south east of the 

State House. 
Flagg Abijah, shoemaker. 
Flagg Joseph, opposite North Meeting House. 
Flint Abel, pastor South Meeting House. 
Foster Timothy, mason. 
Fowler Benjamin, [Beckwith & Fowler butchers ] north 

of the city line. 
Fowler John, hatter, warehouse Main street, nearly 

opposite Hudson & Goodwin's printing office, 
Francis Asa, blacksmith 
Frethy Edward, barber, next door east of Mr. John Lee's 

tavern. 

6 

Gaylord Aaron, trader, store adjoining Wm. Whitman's 

State street. 

Rum, salt, paper, Staffordshire ware, leather, 

bottles, electrical machines &c. 
Gilbert Josiah. joyner. 
Gint Joseph, School street 

Gleasou Chauncey, Main street, north of the bridge. 
Glover John J., trader, .store of Jesse Root's, on Main 

street. From New York, expect to return when 

sickness abates. 
Goal, Prison street and Workhouse lane, about fifty rods 

west of Main street. 
Goodman Richard, merchant. 

Rum, salt, dry goods &c, 
Goodrich Chauncey, attorney, State street. 
Goodwin Daniel, trader, store opposite William Burr's 

north part of the city. 
Goodwin David, taylor, boarding house keeper. 
Goodwin George. [Hudson & Goodwin,] printers and 

booksellers, publishers "Connecticut Conraiit." 
Goodwin James, hatter. 



14 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Goodwin Jonathan, tavern-keeper. 

Gorton Hannah, [M. & H. Garton.] Main street. 

Gorton Margaret, [M. & H. Gorton.] Main street, south 
side the bridge. 

Confectionery, pound and brides cake, funeral 
biscuit, millinery and blackwork done. 

Graham John, painter and glazier. 

Painting in all its branches, London white lead, 
glass, putty &c. Spouts and conductors of dif- 
ferent size and length. 

Greenleaf David, watchmaker and jeweller, north ea.st 
of the State House. Watch manufactory, a few 
rods south of Dr. Isaac Bull's. 

Greenwood Parson, School street. 

Griswold Nathaniel. 

Gurnsey J. K., Main street, north of the bridge. 

H 

Hale Jonathan, card manufacturer. State street 

Hall Henry, merchant. 

Hall John, trader, Ferry street. 

Cane poles, Irish glue, iron hoops, pitch, tar, 

lamp oil &c. 
Hallam Lewis, actor, with John Hodginson, manager 

of the Hartford theatre. Theatre street. 

Theatre under their joint management, opens 

August 14. Admission ^ of a dollar; pit, half 

a dollar; gallery, one quarter of a dollar. 
Hamilton John, tavern-keeper. 
Hancock Daniel, School street. 
Hanmer James, Cooper. 
Hanson Joseph, taylor, Water street. 
Harris Joseph, pump maker. 
Hart Joseph, merchant, store at the river. 

Dry goods at wholesale. New York fine and 

superfine flour. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 15 

Hartford Bank, Prison street, south side, a few doors 

west of Main street. 

Subscriptions received for the Government Loan. 
Haskell William, Front street, 
Hayden Lewis, joyner, 
Hayden Loomis, joyner. Water street. 
Haynes Thomas. 
Heath Peleg, tavern-keeper. 
Henry James, School street. 
Henry Robert M., saidler, over Keys & Center's store. 

Saddles, harnesses, trunks, caps hol.«iters &c. 
Hequembourgh Charles, barber. 
Hildrup William, trader, office in the Post Office. 

East Hartford powder, groceries and liquors, 

lottery tickets. 
Hills William, taylor. 

Chaises, with harnesses for sale. ' ' 

Hinsdale Daniel, commission merchant, Main street, east 

side, four doors north of the bridge. 

Wheat and rye flour on hand. 
Hinsdale Zadoc. 
Hodgkinson John, actor, with Lewis Hallam, in the 

joint management of the Hartford Theatre. 
Holland Benjamin, opposite the Episcopal Church. 
Holland Ruth, stocking weaver, opposite the Episcopal 

Church. 
Holt Philemon, stone blasting. 
Hooker Nathaniel, doctor. 
Hopkins Asa, [Asa & Daniel Hopkins, druggi.sts.] Main 

street, east side, north of the bridge. 

Drugs, medicines, wine, sugar, all kind of teas, 

groceries, dye stuff, painters colors, gold leaf &c. 
Hopkins Daniel, [A. & D. Hopkins, druggists.] 
Hopkins Lemuel, physician. 
Hopkins Theodore, Main street, near Hudson & Good 

win's printing office. 



1 6 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Hopkins Thomas, Main street, south of the State House, 
at the original warehouse formerly occupitd hy 
his father. 

Rum, brandy, molasses, sugar, teas, sweet oil, 
crockery, window glass, Swedes iron &c. 

Hosford Aaron, trader. 

Hosford William, trader. 

Hosmer James, taylor. Main st. north of State House. 

Howe William D. trader, Main st. south of State House. 

Hudson Barzillai, [Hudson & Goodwin,] printers, book- 
sellers and publishers of ' 'Connecticut Courant." 
Main street, opposite the North Meeting House. 
The "Courant" now has 4,950 subscribers. 

Hulett John H., dancing master. 

Mr. Hulett proposes to open a school at Hart- 
ford and Wethersfield. 

Humason Jacob, No. 4 Morgan street. 
House and lot for sale. 

Hurlbut Lemuel, shoemaker. 

Hyde Harvey, grocer, at the old store ten rods north of 
the Court House, one door north of the corner, 
opposite Mr. Joseph Pratt's tavern. 
Rum, brandy, teas, spices, tobacco, crockery &c. 

I 
Imlay William, Justice of the Peace, loan office over 

Keyes and Center's store until June. 

Bills of exchange for sale. 
Imlay William H. 
Indicott John, Main street, dwelling house opposite the 

south east corner of the new church, and next 

south of Wm. Mosley's Esq. 
Ives Mr, music teacher, at Mr. Joseph Lancon's dancing 

academy. 

J 
Jeffery John, Water street. 
Jepson Joseph, Main street, north of the State House. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 1 7 

Johnson Shadrack, ship carpenter. 

Jones Daniel, captain commandant Governor's Inde 

pendent Troop of Horse Guards. 
Jones Daniel, merchant. 

Rum, wine, white lead, linseed oil, hardware, 

gun powder, school books, paper hangings &c. 
Jones Nathaniel, State street. 
Jones R. L. 
Judd Reuben, cooper. 

In charge of the wharf and landing. 

K 

Keeney Joseph, trader, 

Keeney Timothy, carpenter. 

Kennedy Leonard, joyner, 60 rods north of State House. 

Keyes Amasa, [Keyes & Center, merchants ] 

European goods, broadcloth, kersey, mens fur- 
nishings &c. 

Keyes Chester, clerk. 

Kilborn Freeman, trader, and dealer in horses. 

Kilborn Samuel, corner of Ferry street. 

King Henry, [Bull, King & King,] near the river. 

King Paul, at the wharf. 

Kingsbury Andrew, treasurer of State of Connecticut. 

Kingsley Appollos. 

Knox George, cooper. 

Knox James, trader. 

Knox John, [Richard Bacon & Knox] 

Knox Norman, cashier Hartford Bank from July. 

Knox William & Company, Saddle and harness business. 
Business to be discontinued about June ist. 

L 
Laucon Joseph dancing master. 
Lathrop James, mason and brick manufacturer. 
Lawrence Samuel, trader. 

Rum, molasses, rock i-alt &c. 



1 8 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Lawrence William, trader. 

Dry goods, English and India goods. 

Ledlie Samuel, auctioneer. 

Working and shipping cattle for sale. 

Lee John, tavern-keeper and trader. State street. 

Lee Rowland, State street. 

Leffingwell John, joyner. 

Lefl&ngwell Joshua, joyner. 

Lewis Elisha, trader, north of the State House. 
St. Croix rum, teas &c. 

Lewis Solomon. 

Lloyd Thomas Jun., commission business. Main street, 
south of the State House. 
Purchases and sells goods, stock, produce &c. 

Listers :-Timothy Burr, Jun., Henry Seymour. 

James Wells, Daniel Wadsworth, Levi Page. 
Polls and estates received from the 20th of Au- 
gust to the loth of September. 

Loomis Solomon, millwright. 

Lyman Elias, [J. & E. Lyman,] 

Lyman Justin, [J. &E. Lyman, traders.] 

Rum, brandy, sugar, glass, salt, shoes, shingle.*?, 
beef, pork &c. Boating and carting business. 

Lyman Samuel, [Belden & Lyman, traders.] Ferry st. 

Lynde Joseph, druggist, Main st. south of State House. 
Patent medicines, groceries, dying material, 
painters colors, rum, wines gun powder &c. 

M 

Marsh John L. 

Marsh Samuel Jun., merchant, Main street. 

Hardware and groceries, rum, brandy, salt &c. 
Mason Isaac, Front street. 
Mather Charles, physician. State street. 
Mather Oliver, clerk, Hartford and New Haven Turn 

pike Company, 
May Roderick, clerk, at William Lawrence's .store. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 1 9 

McHenry Robert, saidler, opposite Dr. Isaac Bull's on 

the corner of Church street. 

Saddles, harnesses, men and horse furniture. 
M'Cracken John, merchant. Sec'y Chamber of Com- 
merce. Main street, south of State House. 

West India rum 7 shillings by the hogshead. 
M'Cracken, William & John, merchants, Main street, 

north end of new brick house of Mr. Hosmer's. 

Wholesale dry gDods, flannels, broadcloths &c. 
M'Neight John, chandler, Main street, north of the 

State House. 
M'Neight, Phelps & Sanford. 

Partnership dissolved October 8th. 
Merrill Charles, tavern-keeper. 
Merrill Hezekiah, merchant. Main street, store, 20 rods 

south of the State House. 

Groceries in general, particularly rum, brandy, 

wines, raisins &c. 

Formerly cashier of the Hartford Bank, re- 
signed at the annual meeting in June. 
Miller Joshua, Water street. 
Mills Jedediah, shoemaker. 
Mills, Zachariah & Company, paper stainers. manufactory 

near Major Hart's store at the river. 

Paper hangings and borders, wide and narrow, 

hair trunks. 
Mitchell Walter, attorney. 
Monteredy Mr., teacher of French. 
Moore Benjamin, trader. 
Moore Daniel, trader. 
Moore Ebenezer, saidler. 
Moore Eldad, trader. 
Morgan Charles, shipper. 

Wants shipping hon'^es and mules also, corn 

meal in hogsheads. 
Morgan Elias, Front st. Secretary of St. John's Lodge. 



20 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Morgan Dwell, physician and surgeon. School street. 

Morgan John, merchant. 

Importer of East India goods, rum and salt for 
sale. Sundry houses and stores for sale. 

Moseley William, attorney. 

Murray Cotton, tavern-keeper. Main street, just north 
of the Episcopal Church. 

N 

Norton Romanta, sheriff. 

Nivins John, blue dyeing, a little west of State House. 

Nichols Cyprain, School street. 

o 

Oaks David. 

Dwelling house and land for sale. 
Olcott Daniel, trader. 

Olcott Samuel, Main street, south of the State House. 
Olmsted Aaron, director Hartford Bank. 
Olmsted Francis F., saidler. 

P 
Palmer Isaac, shop keeper, store at the waterside lately 

occupied by Samuel P. Jones. 

Has constantly for sale good fresh limes. 
Pattern George Jaffrey, trader, store lately occupied by 

J. M. Scott &Co., north end of the city, 50 rods 

north of the Episcopal Church. 

Groceries and liquors. 
Pattern Nathaniel, bookseller, Main street, south of 

the State House. 
Peck Abel, shoemaker. Ferry street. 

Shoes and leather for sale. 
Peck Abijah, blacksmith. 

Bayonets for sale. 
Perkins Caleb, physician. 
Perkins Enoch, attorney. 
Perkins Jabez, Front street. 
Perkins James, cooper. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY . 1 799 2l 

Perkins Nathan, minister, West Division. 

Perkins Timothy P., trader. 

Pettibone Abijah, trader, City Hall Inn. 

Pettibone John. 

Phillips Joseph. . 

Pierce Benjamin, at "Blakes " 

Pierce George, trader. Front street. 

Beef, pork, oats and corn wanted in exchange 
for rum. 
Pierce John, trader. 
Pitkin Daniel Jun., trader in company. 
Pitkin George, clerk of the Superior Court. 
Pomeroy George, merchant. 
Pomeroy Ralph, justice of the peace. 
Pond Caleb, trader, 

West India goods. Wanted, flax, oats, grass 
and clover seed. 
Porter David. 

Porter J., librarian, Hartford Library Company. 
Porter John, cabinet maker. 
Porter Luther. 
Porter Solomon, trader. State street. 

Dry goods, hardware and musical instruments. 
Porter Solomon Jun., clerk. 
Porter Timothy, School street. 
Pratt Benjamin. 

Pratt Francis, trader, tallow chandler. 
Pratt George. 
Pratt James. 
Pratt Joseph, tavern-keeper, ten rods north of the 

Court House. 
Pratt William. 
Pratt Zephaniah. 

Priest Henry, music teacher, at Mr, Church's on 
Church street. 
Arithmetic, writing & English grammar taught. 



22 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Public Buildings: 

Episcopal Church, north west corner of Main 

and Church streets. 

Hartford Theatre, Theatre street, east of Main 

street. 

North Meeting House, west side Main street, 

north of the bridge. 

Prison, Prison street and Workhouse Lane. 

South Meeting House, west side Main street, 

south of the bridge. 

State House, State House Square, Main and 

State streets. 
Putnam John, trader, Morgan street. 

Cows to let. 

R 

Ramsdell Robert W. trader. 

Ramsey Jonathan, dealer in horses for shipping. 

Ramsom Amos, tavern-keeper. 

House to let on Prison street, lately occupied 

by Mr. luilay as an office. 
Rice Simeon. 
Riley, Savage & Co. traders, store near the ferry. 

Grenada rum, brandy, wine, molasses, tobacco. 

iron, window glass, salt, soap, candles &c. 
Ripley Jeremiah. 
Ripley John, tavern-keeper. 

Horses and sleighs to let with driver, for long 

or short journeys. 
Robbins Ephraim, goaler and tavern-keeper. Prison 

street and Workhouse Lane. 
Rogers John, Main street. 
Rogers Nathan, trader. 

Root Ephraim, attorney, Main st. north of State House. 
Root Jesse, merchant, captain coniniandant, Governor's 

Independent Troop of Infantry Guards. 
Root John, attorney. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1799 23 

Root Jonathan, taylor, west of the State House. 
Royce Lydia, Young Ladies School. Front street. 

Reading, writing, drawing, plain work, tambour 

work, embroidery, Canton and Dresden work. 

Young ladies from the country boarded in the 

same house. 
Russ John, [Russ & Sherman.] 
Russ & Sherman, merchants. 

Dry goods, broadcloths, cassimeres, calicos, 

muslin, camel hair shawls &c. 
S 
Sage Nathan. 

Laud for sale at Florence, New York. 
Sage Thomas Jun., trader. 
Salsbury, — at "Wings." 
Sanford Isaac, School street. 
Sanford Thomas, tavern-keeper. 
Sanford Zackary. 
Sargeant Jacob, jeweller, watch and clock maker, sign of 

the golden watch. Main street, ten rods south 

of the State House. 

Swords, trumpets, knee buckles &c. 
Saunders Abel, tavern-keeper. 
Savage Luther. 

Sedgwick Timothy, blacksmith. 
Sedgwick William, blacksmith. 
Selden John, potter 
Seymour AUyn, blacksmith. 
Seymour Allyn Jun., West Divison. 
Seymour Calvin, Joyner. 

Seymonr Charles, hatter, store near the State House. 
Seymour Charles Jun., &Co., new store next south of 

Keys & Center's. 

Wines, tobacco, brandy, teas, spices, sugars. 

crockery, glassware, nails &c. 



34 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Seymour Edward, dealer in lumber. 

Seymour Elisha, master, sloop Polly. 

Seymour Frederick, trader, commission merchant. 

Store and auction room next adjoining Captain 
Chenevard at the river. 

West India goods, groceries, salt &c. Horses 
for shipping. 

Seymour Friend, brazier, brass foundry. Main street, 
opposite Hudson & Goodwin's printing office. 

Seymour George, tavern-keeper, near the bridge. 

Seymour Henry, trader. 

Seymour John Jun., potter. 

Seymour Joseph W., joyner. 

Seymour Ledyard, trader. 

Seymour Nathaniel, potter. 

Seymour Robert, taylor. 

Seymour Theron, blacksmith. 

Seymour Thomas, attorney, mayor of the city of Hart- 
ford. 

Seymour Thomas & Sons, traders, School street. 

Seymour Thomas Y., attorney. 

Seymour Zebulon, joyner. 

Sheldon Charles Jun., clerk. 

Sheldon Joseph. 

Dwelling house and land for sale. 

Sheldon Roderic, trader. 

Shephard Ashabel, School street. 

Shephard Charles, Main street, near the bridge. 

Shephard Elisha. trader, store near the bridge. 

Holland gin, brandy, rum, wine, teas, sugar, 
tobacco, spice, codfish, glassware &c. 

Shephard Israel, clerk, with E. Shephard. 

Shepherd Freeman, School street. 

Shepherd James, School street. 

Shepherd John, cooper. 

Shepherd Phineas, mason. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 25 

Shepherd Richard. 

A convenient dwelling house near the theatre 

for sale. 
Shepherd Timothy, School street. 
Shepherd Uriah, School street. 
Sherman Thaddeus, House and one half acre for sale in 

Windsor. 
Skinner Elisha, tavern-keeper, Front street. 
Skinner Dr. surgeon dentist, at Mrs. Olcott's near the 

Episcopal Church. 
Skinner Ichabod Lord, north of the State House. 
Skinner Jonathan, tanner. 
Skinner Nathaniel, collector. 
Skinner Richard, trader. 

House and barn in West street, cattle, cows and 

horses for sale. 
Skinner William, Front street. 
Sloan Thomas Jun., blacksmith, ten rods west of the 

Episcopal Church, Church .street. 
Smith Alba, shoemaker. 
Smith Francis, 
Smith Normand, saidler. 

Saddles, harnesses, collars, horsemans caps &c. 
Spencer John 2d, barber. 
Spokeraan Conrod. 
Stanley Roswell, trader, Main street. 
Starr William. Jun,, blockmaker. 
Stayley George, trader, 2d door north of the new church. 

Muslins, handkerchiefs, prints &c, 
Stribling Thomas, baker. 
Stedman Griffin, tavern-keeper. 
Steel Eliphalet, tavern keeper. 
Steel George, shop near the bridge. 
Steel Horace, bookbinder. 
Steel Lemuel. 
Steel Thomas, tanner. 



26 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Steel Timothy, trader. 

Stillwell Charles D., taylor. 

Strong Nathan, minister, North Meeting House. 

Suitor Jonathan, Water street. 

Sweetland Isaac, stone cutter. Water street. 

Sweney John, card maker. 

T 

Talcott Nathaniel Jun., trader, office Mount Pleasant, 

Federal street. 
Talcott Samuel, clothier. 
Taylor James, Half clothier works. 
Taylor Solomon, Joyner, School street. 
Terry Elijah. 
Terry Eliphalet Jun.., trader, north part of Main street. 

a few rods south of Capt Samuel Marsh. 

Rum and other groceries. 
Terry Lewis. 

Terry Nathaniel, attorney. 
Terry Oliver. 

Thatcher Peter, joyner, School street. 
Thomas James, Main street. 
Thomas John. 

Thompson Abiel, shoemaker, four rods south of bridge. 
Thompson Samuel, baker, School street. 
Tiffany Timothy, post rider. 
Tisdale & Nicholls, chandlers, manufactory on Little 

River bank, west of Main street. 
Tisdale Thomas. 

For sale, 8^ acres, south end of the city ^.500. 
Trumbull John, attorney. 
Tuttle Caleb, trader, Water street. 

u 

Utley Joseph, tavern-keeper, trader. 

For sale: Rum, pork, b^ef, corn meal, salt, flour. 

codfish, salmon &c. 
Utley Joseph 2d, tanner. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 27 

w 

Wadsworth Daniel, merchant, Prospect street. 

Wads worth David. 

Wadsworth Elisha Jun., tavern-keeper, Albany and 
Prospect Hill Road. 

Wadsworth George. 

Wadsworth Gurdon, 

Wadsworth Henry, cooper. 

Wadsworth Jeremiah, Main street, east side, south of 
the State House. 

Wadsworth John, [John and Horace Wadsworth ] Wind- 
sor chair business. 

Wadsworth Joseph, chair maker. 

Wadsworth Nathan. 

Wadsworth Reuben, Half clothier works. 

Wadsworth Timothy. 

Wadsworth William, miniature painter, at the house of 
Mr. Isaac Sanford, ten rods west of the north 
end of the bridge. 
Mourning pieces and mourning rings. 

Ward James, jeweller and coppersmith, sign of the gilt 
tea kettle, near the bridge. 
Watches, spoons, swords, penknives, razors &g. 

Warner Henry A , skin dresser. 

Leather breeches made to order. 

Washburn Noah. 

Waterman Charles, School street. 

Waters Samuel. 

Waters William, School street. 

Watkinson David, trader. 

Watrous Samuel. 

Watson John, trader. 

Watson William, trader, store formerly occupied by 
Jacob Ogden. 

European and India goods, broadcloths, In- 
dia cotton, cassimere, hunihums &c. 



28 HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1 799 

Weare William, sail maker, Water street. 

Webster Noah, justice of the peace, West Division. 

Webster Samuel. 

Weeks James, cooper. 

Wells Ashbel, West Division. 

Wells Ashabel Jun., tavern-keeper, Main street, north 

of the State House. 
Wells Ebenezer, West Division. 
Wells EHsha, young fruit trees for sale. 
Wells James A., tavern-keeper. 
Wells James H., merchant, Main street, store lately 

occupied by Mr. Elias Morgan, not far from the 

Hartford Bank. 

Hardware, plated goods &c. 
Wells Jared, blacksmith. Water street. 
Wells John, Water street. 
Wells John Jun., cooper. Water street. 
W^ells John J., cabinet maker. Cabinet and chair shop 

near the bridge. 
Wells Jonathan, wood dealer. 
Wells Thomas, hatter. 
Wetmore Oliver, trader, store lately occupied by James 

Buer. 

Hollow ware, crockery, rum, brandy, molasses, 

sugar and groceries in general. 
Wetmore William, School street. 
Wheeler Samuel, joyner. 
Whipple Joseph. 

Whiting Nathan H., justice of the peace. 
Whiting Spencer & Co., traders. 

Rum, sugars, teas, codfish, salt, snuff tobacco, 

gunpowder &c. 
Whitman William, druggist, State street, opposite the 

Post Office. 
Wickham William, trader. 

Wild honey and tobacco, 25 demijohns for sale. 



HARTFORD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1^99 29 

Willcox Elias. 

Horses and carriages to let. A coiivenieut and 
elegant carriage, one or two span of horses, stand 
at Mr. George Seymour's at the bridge. 

Williams Elisha, tavern-keeper, Ferry street. 

Williams Ezekiel Jun., post master, trader. 
Insurance effected on risks at sea. 

Williams John, shoemaker. Five doors south of the 
South Meeting House. 

Williams Samuel trader. 

Williams Thomas. 

Wing William, chaise and coach maker. 

Winship Daniel, baker. 

Winship Joseph, mason. 

Winship Nathaniel, mason. 

Wolf John, School street. 

Wood Benjamin, joyner, School street. 

Wood bridge G. 

Woodbridge Joseph, clerk, to proprietors of the Connec- 
ticut Gore. 

Woodbridge James R , with Ward Woodbridge & Co. 

Woodbridge Ward & Co., merchants and traders. Main 
street, north of the State House. 
Dry goods, hardware, cutlery, martin muffs 
and tippets. 

Woodbury John, teacher, school room in chambers above 
Mr. George Steel's .shop near the bridge. 
School opens December 9lh in chambers. 

Woodworth Jonathan, post rider, between Hartford 
and Litchfield. 

Wyllys Hezekiah. 

Wyllys St. John. 

Wyllys Samuel, .secretary of the State of Connecticut. 



RESIDENTS OF HARTFORD 

TOWN AND CITY 

INCLUDING FARMERS 



Alford, Aaron. 
Allen, Isaac. 
Ames, David. 
Ames, Smith. 
Anderson, William. 
Andrus, William. 
Anquist, John M. 
Arnold, Levi. 
Avery, Jonathan. 
Badger, Enoch. 
Balcom, Jacob. 
Barnard, Joseph. 
Barnard, Timothy. 
Barrett, Joseph. 
Barton, Robert. 
Bean, Joseph M. 
Bigelow, Daniel. 
Bigelow, Joseph. 
Bins, George. 
Bolles, Benjamin. 
Bolles, Job T. 
Bolles, Samuel. 
Braithwait, Robert. 
Brewer, Captain. 
Brewster, Polasha. 
Brewster, Prince. 
Bright, Jonathan. 
Brown, Pardon. 
Brownson, Mathew. 
Browuson. Oliver. 



Bullard, Aaron. 
Bunce, Asa. 
Bunce, Freeman. 
Bunce, Truman. 
Burnham, Porter. 
Burr, Hezekiah. 
Burr, Horace. 
Burr, Moses. 
Burr, Samuel. 
Butler, Josiah. 
Butler, William. 
Cable, John. 
Cadwell, Amos. 
Cad well, Charles. 
Cadwell, Henry 
Cadwell, Nehimiah. 
Cadwell, Nehimiah Jr. 
Cadwell, William. 
Cassaign. Anthony. 
Castle, Isaac. 
Caswell, Isaac. 
Center. John. 
Chapman, Selden. 
Chatfield, William. 
Chester, Leonard. 
Chester, Stephen. 
Church, Caleb. 
Church, Doras. 
Church, George. 
Church, Horace. 



HAKTFORD DIRECTORY 1 799 



32 



Church, Timothy. 
Church, William. 
Clapp, Elijah. 
Clapp, Oliver. 
Cole, Ira. 

CoUius, Robert J. Jun. 
Cook, Aaron. 
Cook, George, 
Cook, John. 
Cook, John Jun. 
Cook, William. 
Cooley, Thomas. 
Coomes, Samuel. 
Crocker, Jeremiah. 
Crocker, Timothy. 
Davis, David. 
Day, Joseph. 
Dickerson, Moses. 
Dickey, James. 
Dickey, Thomas. 
Egleston, Elisha. 
Ellsworth, John. 
El well, Isaac. 
Enos, Oliver. 
Ensign, Moses. 
Farrer, James. 
Forbes, Joseph. 
Francis, Elias. 
Fry, John. 
Gear, Elihu. 
Gear, Mathew. 
Gillet, George. 
Goodwin, AUyn. 
Goodwin j Caleb. 
Goodwin, James 3d. 
Goodwin, John. 



Goodwin, John Jun. 
Goodwin, Moses. 
Goodwin, Ozeas. 
Goodwin, Timothy. 
Goodwin, William. 
Greenfield, Archibald, 
Greenver, John C. 
Grigs, Samuel. 
Grint, Joseph. 
Hall, Asaph. r -. 

Hamilton, Robert. 
Harrington, Abijah. 
Hibbard, Benjamin* 
Hide, Ezra. 
Higgins, John. 
Hinsdale, James, 
Hitchcock, Benjamin. 
Hitchcock, Samuel. 
Hooker, William. 
Hubbell, Joseph. 
Indicott, James. 
Jeflfery, Charles. 
Jones, Amasa. 
Jones, Julius. 
Judd, Dryden. 
Keeney, Eli. 
Kellogg, Charles. 
Kelsey, Charles. 
Kelsey, Levi. 
Kilborn, Daniel. 
King, Reuben. 
Kneeland, Samuel. 
Lawrence, John Jun. 
Lawrence, John 2d. 
Lloyd, Thomas. 
Lord, Frederick. 



HARTFORD DIRECTORY 1799 



33 



lyord, John Haynes. 
Ivord William. 
Lothrop, James. 
Marsh, H. 
Marsh, John. 
May, Ralph. 
McKay, Allan. 
Montfridy, Lewis B. 
Moore, Caleb. 
Morley, Gideon. 
Mygatt, Elisha. 
Oaks, Thomas. 
Olcott, Charles 
Olcott, Hugh. 
Olcott, Jonathan. 
Olcott, Joseph. 
Olcott, Michael. 
Olcott, Roderic. 
Olcott, Theodore. 
Olcott, William. 
Otis, Nathaniel 
Parish, William B. 
Parkwood, John. 
Parsons. Chester. 
Parsons, Oliver. 
Pemberton, Ebenezer. 
Peterson, Harvey. 
Porter, Luther. 
Pratt, Henry. 
Pratt, James Jun. 
Ray, James. 
Ripley, John Jun. 
Robbins, Levi. 
Roberts, John. 
Rogers, Nathaniel. 
Sanford, Charles. 



Sheldon, Samuel. 
Sheldon, William. 
Shephard, Levi. 
Sill, Enoch. 
Simons, George. 
Sisson, James. 
Skinner, Whiting. 
Sloan, Jonas. 
Sloan, Thomas. 
Smith. George. 
Smith, John. 
Smith, Phillip. 
Spear, Ebenezer. 
Spencer , Ashbel . 
Spencer, Caleb. 
Spencer, Michael. 
Spencer, Roderic. 
Spencer, Theodore. 
Square, Gardner. 
Starr. William. 
Steel, Allyn. 
Steel, Ebenezer. 
Steel, Jonathan. 
Steel, William. 
Stewart, Joseph. 
Suitor, John 
Talcott, William. 
Taylor, Job. 
Tooker John. 
Trumbull, Samuel. 
Turner. Caleb. 
Wadsworth, Ambrose. 
Wadsworth, Elisha. 
Wadsworth, Elisha 3d. 
Wadsworth, Ira. 
Wadsworth, Joseph Jr. 



34 



HARTFORD DIRECTORY 1799 



Wadsworth, Roger. 
Wadsworth, Thomas. 
Wadsworth, Theodori. 



Waterhouse, Samuel. 
Watson, Isaac. 
Wyllys, Hezekiah. 



ADDENDA. 



Beach, Daniel. 
Bebee, Adonijah. 
Benjamin, Jonathan. 
Burbridge, James. 
Burkett, Thomas. 
Burkett, Uriah. 
Burr, Salmon. 
Cadwell, Hezekiah, 
Caldwell, Hezekiah Jun. 
Calder, John. 
Center, Robert. 
Hopkins, Charles. 
Jepson, James. 
Lozell, John. 
Sanford, Anthony. 



San ford, Thomas Jun. 
Scott, William. 
Scott. John M. 
Senter, John. 
Seymour, James. 
Sheldon, James. 
Sheldon. John. 
Spencer, Ashbel Jun. 
Stevens, Calvin. 
Sweetzer, Seth. 
Taylor, Castle. 
Upson, Gus. 
Warren, William. 

Way, 

Wyllys, William. 



Number of houses in Hartford, August, 1799. 

From $100 to $500 in value, 277; value, $83,003. 
From $500 to $1,000 in value, 140; value, $106,640. 
From $1,000 to $3,000 in value. 153; value, $274,150. 
From $3,000 to $6,000 in value, 25; value, $100,000. 
From $6,000 to $10,000 in value, i; value, $8,000. 

Land : 
Number of acres exempt from taxation, 267. 
Number of acres subject to taxation, 17,582. 
Value, $751,532,91. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 

Los Angeles 

This book is DUE on the last date stamped below. 




THE LIBRARY 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 

T,ns ANftELES 



UmvefSity ot Calitomia. Los Angeles 



L 005 459 1 66 4 



SOUTHERN REGIONAL UBWW [ ACllT^^^ 




A 001337 6918