1. Joseph Pomeroy was enticed to settle in Suffield in 1699 because he was a blacksmith. Where was his shop located?
a. On High Street, on the site of the S. Kent Legare Library
b. On the corner of Bridge Street and North Main Street, where the Veterans Memorial stands
c. On Ffyler Place where CVS is located
2. Did John Pynchon who bought land, now known as Suffield, from the Native Americans prior to Suffield’s 1670 charter, ever live in Suffield? Yes or No
3. John Rising sent Josiah, one of his 18 children, to live in Deerfield, Mass., because it was financially hard to care for so many children. In February 1704 what caused Josiah, aged 9, never to return to Suffield?
a. He was kidnapped and forced to become an indentured servant in Boston.
b. He was taken captive and brought to Canada when French soldiers and Native Americans attacked Deerfield.
c. He was identified as a warlock and put to death.
4. The Suffield Historical Society just mounted a barn quilt on their antique, red barn. In the center of the barn quilt is a picture of an item which the Society proudly owns. What is it?
a. A Hadley chest
b. A Noah Webster 1828 dictionary
c. A cigar delivery wagon
5. A monument to a family who has resided in Suffield for generations stands at the juncture of Spencer, Prospect and Hale Streets. What family does it commemorate?
a. The Austins
b. The Allens
c. The Spencers
6. Hill Street’s previous name was
a. Old Street
b. Mountain View
c. Valley View
7. One of the first proprietors of Suffield was Robert Old, who was not a freeman. What is a freeman?
a. A person free of debt
b. A member of the community who possesses full civil rights including the right to vote
c. A person who is not married
8. John Smith and Phineas Granger were two Suffield counterfeiters in the late 1700s. Although Smith was later hanged in Albany, these two were imprisoned and penalized by
a. Having their right ears cut off and branded with a “C” on their foreheads
b. A public whipping and ten days in the stocks
c. Banishment with a death penalty imposed if they returned
9. On John Burbank’s family tree, one of Suffield’s original proprietors is a well-known Burbank. Who is it?
a. Luther Burbank, a famous horticulturist
b. Tallulah Burbank
c. Thomas Burbank, a designer of trench coats
10. The Hawley Rising photograph collection of Suffield images, a major resource of the Suffield Historical Society, was digitalized in 2011 by David Rancourt. How many photographs are in this collection?
1. b. On the corner of Bridge Street and North Main Street, where the Veterans Memorial stands
2. No, but in Suffield he owned a sawmill, cornmill, King’s Island and an 80-acre grant which included the land on which the King House Museum now stands.
3. b. He was taken captive and brought to Canada when French soldiers and Native Americans attacked Deerfield
4. c. A cigar delivery wagon believed to have belonged to John Wells Loomis, a prosperous cigar manufacturer who lived on South Main Street.
5. c. The Spencers – Thomas Spencer was an original proprietor whose land grant included the area of St. Joseph Church and the surrounding acreage
6. a. Old Street (Robert Old built a house on the street and was an original proprietor.)
7. b. A member of the community who possesses full civil rights including the right to vote
8. a. Having their right ears cut off and branded with a “C” on their foreheads
9. a. Luther Burbank, a famous horticulturist
10. b. 2,189