Calkins Family Association
Founded in 1993
We are a public genealogy family history association. Our mission is to promote, collect and preserve genealogical and historical research relating to persons and families bearing the name Calkins or one of its variations and to descendants of such families.
If you are a Calkins, you are going to want to join us
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Our next one is planned for Sep 16-21, 2021 in Norwich CT
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Calling all Calkins/Caulkins Cousins Near and Far!!!
The Calkins Family Association bought Hugh’s house!
The historical home of our ancestor Hugh Calkins II, located at 232 West Town Street, Norwich, Connecticut, was slated for demolition. The Calkins Family Association (CFA) Board of Directors held an emergency discussion and overwhelmingly agreed to purchase his home and rescue it from the wrecking ball.
Located in the Bean Hill National Register District of Norwich, Connecticut, this original land plot, first owned by the John Pease family, dates back to the town’s founding of 1659. Starting around 1683, Hugh Calkins (Caulkins), grandson of Hugh and Ann, purchased the land on which this home was built [Hugh-John-Hugh II]. Hugh’s second wife was Lois Standish, granddaughter of Captain Myles Standish of the Mayflower. At least 6 generations of Calkins have live there until the 1870's.
The Calkins history is deeply embedded in our country’s history with this home, built in the “Colony of Connecticut” as land records were recorded at that time. Hugh died in 1722, long before the Revolutionary War when we became the United States. Our ancestors literally helped build our great nation.
The Norwich Historical Society and Preservation Connecticut have stepped up and will be working with the Calkins Family Association to bring Hugh’s home back to its original structure. The plan is to make it a public education center, research library, and museum staffed by volunteers.
The CFA has signed the papers! This house is once again in the hands of the Calkins family. The purchase price was $120K. We made a $5,000 deposit and owe the balance of $115,000. Donations will go towards acquisition and restoration to bring Hugh’s home back to its stately beauty. A roofer has placed a professional tarp over the leaky roof. We have saved the house, now let's work to preserve it.
We are seeking some large benefactors on this exciting project. For larger donations, email our treasurer, Maggie, at email@example.com or call her at 216-509-3609.
Every dollar donated counts. How about $16.59 or more? We are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization making your donations tax deductible.
Questions? Please email Nanette: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-282-3675.
Donations can be made by sending a check payable to CFA treasurer: Maggie Calkins, 3345 N. Park Blvd. Cleveland Hts. OH 44118. Or you can send your donations to our PayPal account: email@example.com. Even better, send your donation to our gofundme fund raising drive.
Property details: .54 acres, zoned commercial. The house is 2 stories with an attic. It sits on the original stone foundation with hand-hewed beams, fireplace, and cellar with a dirt floor. See the series of photos throughout the years. The CFA visited there in the year 2000.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide for this exciting project. We saved Hugh’s house!
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