Styled the Joshua Hempstead Blog - each entry of his diary captures the details of life in Colonial Connecticut. Hempstead's diary entries are dated from September 8, 1711 through November 3, 1758. He died 22 December 1758.

According to historian Bruce P. Stark, "The diary, the only one of its kind in Connecticut, fills over 700 tightly-packed, printed pages and provides a detailed picture of the life of Hempstead, his family, neighbors, and acquaintances. It also includes a great deal of information about events in New London and eastern Connecticut." See his complete article: Joshua Hempstead published on the Connecticut Heritage Gateway.
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Funerals

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