Does anyone have a suggestion of the identification of a hospital referred
to in a 1856 Darien church record notation, "Died in Insane Hospital"? I
see that the first state mental hospital was in Middletown in 1867 (possibly
earlier?) and I see a Retreat for the Insane in Hartford starting 1822.
Both of those seem very far for a poor family in Darien.
East Bangor, PA