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  • Author Allen B. Lincoln 
    Publisher S J Clarke Publishing, Chicago, IL, 1920 
    Editor Allen B Lincoln 
    Page 87, 443, 582 
    Periodical A Modern History of Windham County Connecticut 
    Source Type Book 
    Source ID S1354 
    Text Page 87: “In 1790 John Byrne of Norwich set up a printing press in the lower room of the courthouse, and early the next year produced the first newspaper of Windham County. It was called The Phenix, or Windham Herald. In a few years it had some twelve hundred subscribers, and made itself felt throughout the county. It was the medium for advertising of the first carding machine in the county, and was of great service during the War of 1812. “

    Page 443: “Shaw also had a faculty for handling skunks. A man by the name of Byrnes kept a store at the foot of the hill going up to the machine shop. One day Byrnes was behind the postoffice boxes at the end of the counter next to the outside of the store. Shaw came in, had a bag which he opened and out came four or five half-grown skuns. Byrnes screamed, ‘Take them out.’ ‘Give me two plugs tobacco.’ ‘No,’ but Byrnes hesitated. Shaw kept going up and finally the Indian got six plugs, and the men in the store had a good laugh.”

    Page 582: “First Baptist Church, WIllimantic… a number of bretheren met in council at the house of Elder Chester Tilden on Thursday, the 20th of October, 1827…. Brethren:…George Byrnes…Records of December 11, 1827, show that the first clerk of the church was George Byrnes.” 
    Linked to (2) BYRNE, George
    BYRNE, John 

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