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Notes for William Shurtleff

In 1750 he went to Tolland to learn a trade of Joseph Kinsgbury, and in 1757 moved from there to that part of Windsor which is now Ellington and thence in 1787 to Chesterfield. It is said that the twins (Mr. Shurtleff and his brother Benoni) bore so close a resemblance that even their nephews could not tell them apart and that they were of a genial nature, as many anecdotes are related of their frequent playful tricks upon neighbors and friends, in exchanging places and transacting business for each other. [from John Shaw of Plymouth Plantation in Progress?]