Colonial remains found after Hurricane Sandy uproots historic tree

Published on November 2nd, 2012 | by Admin


The crazy winds of Hurricane Sandy uprooted a historic tree in New Haven, Connecticut, revealing a human skeleton that may date back to colonial times.

Hartman says the tree was planted on the green in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He says the remains likely belong to one of thousands of people buried there in Colonial times. The remains will be evaluated by the state medical examiner.

Katie Carbo, who called police, tells the New Haven Independent she saw something in the tree roots, and found the bones when she removed some dirt. She says the skeleton “should be given a proper burial.”

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One Response to Colonial remains found after Hurricane Sandy uproots historic tree

  1. norm says:

    There was a guy in our area that hunted Indians. He disposed of his kills by putting the remains in a tree blowdown hole. He then chopped off the stalk and let the rootball fall back into the hole. His name was Mills, he’s planted in Nelson Ohio. War of 1812 era.

    I can not pass an upended rootball without checking out the underside for what it might have pulled up.

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