Note: this is a physical collection held in the Windsor Historical Society archives. To view any part of it, please contact the archivist, Michelle Tom.

[Finding Aid]

Creator: Kendrick, Carrie Phelps Marshall; Kendrick family
Dates: 1736-1982, bulk 1795-1969
Extent: 4 linear feet
Accession #: 2021.13

Biographical Note
Carrie Phelps Marshall (1883-1963) descended from Windsor founders William Phelps, Samuel Marshall, David Wilton and Edward Griswold. She married Reverend Alexis Dawson Kendrick (1873-1931) and soon became a resource for genealogical information on Windsor families. The two moved to Georgia but by 1918 were living back in Windsor with Alexis serving as a minister in Hartford. They would later take over management of the large tobacco farm on Marshall Phelps Road which had been farmed by Carrie’s family for eight generations.

Carrie and Alexis had 6 children. Their daughter, Charlotte P. Kendrick, would spend 3 years as a Baptist missionary in Kodiak, Alaska beginning around the time of World War II. Their son Alexis Daniel Kendrick would marry Jane R. Connable, whose parents were Hollis E. Connable and Clara B. Nicholson. Together, Alexis and Jane had two sons, Gary A. Kendrick, and Bruce F. Kendrick.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes various documents and photographs spanning from 1736-1982, mainly between 1795 and 1969. Genealogies trace lineages back to 1610.

Most photographs and portraits are of members of the Kendrick, Connable, or Nicholson family in the 1900s. Most photographs are full-body pictures taken outside, while portraits tend to be bust (head-and-shoulders) images.

Almost all genealogical information and notes contained within the collection were compiled by Carrie Phelps Marshall Kendrick. Details about numerous different families are noted down, although most family tree charts are distantly related to the Kendrick family.

Other documents generally include personal and business items. Personal correspondence largely occurred among members of the Kendrick family and there are numerous personal items relating to Gary Kendrick. Business records mainly include receipts, land surveys, and deeds, mainly for David Marshall, Eli Phelps, and William Phelps.