Battell, Robbins 9.apr.1819-26.jan.1895 USA Connecticut, Norfolk - Norfolk
'the father of Norfolk', amateur conductor and composer, farmer, horse breeder, authority on bells, philanthropist, 1861 delegate to the Peace Congress in Washington, colonel of the Litchfield County Militia, president of the Norfolk Savings Bank, trustee of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane at Middletown, member of the American Board for Foreign Missions, president of the Connecticut Historical Society, born and died at the 1799 Joseph Battell House 'Whitehouse' at Norfolk Green, 1839 graduated from Yale College in New Haven, established the festival of the Litchfield County Choral Union in Norfolk, 8.jul.1874 on the death of his elder brother Joseph he became trustee of his father's properties, 1874 he secured the funds for Battell Chapel of Yale College, 1886 donated a chime of bells for the new tower clock of Willis Hall, until his death chorister of the Norfolk Church of Christ ; son of the wealthy merchant Joseph Battell (Connecticut, Milford 21.jul.1774-30.nov.1841 Norfolk) and Sarah Robbins (Norfolk 22.aug.1779-23.sep.1854 Norfolk) ; 15.aug.1849 he married Ellen Ryerson Mills (NJ, Newark 1824-19.mar.1851 Norfolk) ; daughter Ellen Mills Battell Terry Stoeckel (Norfolk 10.mar.1851-5.may.1939 Torrington bur Norfolk), 5.feb.1873 in Norfolk married to Frederick Peet Terry (Norfolk 14.may.1847-12.may.1874 NJ, Montclair), 6.may.1895 in Whitwell Hampshire England married to the son of Gustave Jacob Stoeckel, Carl Stoeckel (New Haven 7.dec.1857-1.dec.1925 Norfolk) with whom she founded the Norfolk Music Festival at the 'Whitehouse' estate

Title Parts

[] Song of the negro boatmen. 1862
words John Greenleaf Whittier

[] Freedmen's quickstep. Military band
pub William A. Pond, New York 1863

[] Keep me from sinkin' down. Solo voice and mixed choir
with accompaniment by Gustave Jakob Stoeckel
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1868

[] Evening. Male voices. 1887
[] Just as God leads me I would go. German trust song. c1891
[] O Lord, to Thee I cry. 1895
[] Psalm 92 Sweet is the work, my God, my King. Choir
words Isaac Watts
festival hymn of the Litchfield County Choral Union

[] Abide with me. Hymn
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