Anna W. Dickinson is Married in Illinois to Richard B. Platt

"The bride was presented at the Passavant Cotillion in 1967. The bridegroom is a descendant of Richard Platt, who helped found the New Haven Colony in 1637."

How the People of New Haven Lived in Colonial Days

"Could those pious Puritans who landed at Quinnipiac in 1638 return to life and spend a day in modern New Haven, they would hardly know where they were or what to do with themselves. They would need to learn again how to live. The uses of almost everything would be unknown to them, and they would require a guide to show them around and explain things."

The Landing at Quinnipiac, by Ernest Hickock Baldwin

"No lighthouses guided the sailors, No breakwater sheltered the bay; No bridges of steel spanned the rivers — Just wilderness bordered the way."

The Clear Day. Richard First.

"The Richard Platt lot was on the southwest side of what is now Chapel Street, New Haven, facing the present grounds of Yale College and extending in the rear to land allotted to Rev. Peter Prudden. Richard is said to have built a house on this plot before his move to Milford, Conn., and, though he gradually disposed of his New Haven holdings after he relocated, he continued to own land in New Haven for a number of years."

Richard Platt lot in 1641

"The lot on which the [Old Sherman House] stood appears on the map of 1641, one of the earliest recorded maps in the history of the New Haven colony, and was known as the 'Richard Platt' lot. In 1761, one hundred and twenty years later, the property was sold to Roger Sherman."-Excerpt courtesy of, "The… Continue reading Richard Platt lot in 1641

A House, Barn, Home Lot and Orchard

"The land has been in residential use for most of its recorded history. As early as 1641, a 'house, barn, home lot and orchard' belonged to Richard Platt."