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Col. Benjamin Hinman Honor for Long-Ago Veteran

The graveside ceremony presented by the Governor Oliver Wolcott, Sr., Branch of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution honoring Col. Benjamin Hinman on Saturday, October 18, featured a talk on Southbury in the American Revolution by Town Historian John Dwyer. Col. Hinman was born in 1720 and died in 1810 at the age of 90 years and was instrumental in the formation of the state of Connecticut and in the creation of the United States of America as a member of the Connecticut Convention that adopted and approved the U.S. Constitution in 1788. At right, Peter Stothart, historian for the Governor Oliver Wolcott, Sr., Branch 10 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, spoke about the life of Col. Hinman and read aloud a proclamation provided by the governor’s office for the occasion. Bottom right, Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson read a proclamation on behalf of the town recognizing Col. Benjamin Hinman’s significant efforts in the field of battle and on the Connecticut Legislature, declaring October 18, 2014, a day of remembrance in his honor. Both the governor’s proclamation and the first selectman’s proclamation were presented to Col. Hinman’s descendant, Ann Hinman Lilley. Comments (0)

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