South of the Cannons: Portuguese Families of Stonington, Connecticut compiled by Henrietta Mello Mayer South of the Cannons is a rich chronicle of Stonington in a time that vanished only yesterday. “South of the Cannons,” the area from Cannon Square to the Point in Stonington Borough, was for decades the focus of the town’s vital Portuguese life.
Henrietta Mello Mayer’s work captures the flow of that busy time while it still lives in memory. The book is a greatly expanded edition of her 1977 work, Silva Descendants: Portuguese Genealogy. It contains fresh genealogical material, a chronology of Portuguese life in Stonington, previously unpublished family and census records, research on the compiler’s Azorean ancestors, and many previously unpublished photographs.
Henrietta Mello Mayer South is a genealogist.