12/1/1737 William Shepard born in Westfield
12/7/1785 “A great many pigeons, some people caught 500 dozen”
12/8/1807 “Elijah Bates and Benjamin Hastings paid $176 for Pew #1 in the Meeting House”.
12/9/1829 First cruise on the canal from Port of Westfield to New Haven. (the port was located where Stop & Shop’s parking lot is today).
12/10/1878 The Great Flood
12/14/1755 Town records show first slave child born in Westfield named Pholix. Slaves were kept in Westfield until after the Revolution.
12/16/1703 Joseph Sexton engaged as school teacher and “obliged to keep school from Dec. 17 until the fifteenth day of April 1704.”
12/22/1620 The official beginning of New England as the Pilgrims came ashore at Plimoth (Plymouth). Westfield incorporated just 49 years later. Farthest west settlement in the colony until 1725