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A Much Happy Spring To All....
April if the month of Poetry. Today, I would to bring forward a writer residing at 22 Cypress Ave John William DeForest.
DeForest is well known for his writing genre The Great American Novel.
Or the more general movement of literature toward realism, and he also wrote poetry.
Born in Seymour (known as Humphreysville) he was the son of a very prosperous cotton manufacture. DeForest spent must of his time overseas writing and creating literature and poetry.
One of his most scholarly works is entitled The History of the Indians of Connecticut, from the Earliest known Period to 1850. He served in the Civil War in the 12th Connecticut Volunteers. He is also praised for his work Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty. He was a contributor to The Altantic Monthly and other magazines.
He died in 1906 from heart disease in New Haven.
All the best,
Patricia B. Illingworth