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February 4, 2019

Mr. Ebenezer Watson – The original printer of The Connecticut Courant (later The Hartford Courant), under the ownership of Thomas Green. Green later made him a partner, and Watson then bought out Green’s share and took sole ownership. He would publish stories on the Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, and the Declaration of Independence.  His wife, Hannah would take over upon his death. A more detailed and very interesting article about this is found at The Hartford Courant site here..

He is also listed (according to the sign at the Ancient Burial Ground in Hartford) as a member of “Capt. Loomis Co. & Maj. Backus Reg. 1776.”

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