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Eunice Todd Crafts of Craftsbury VT

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CRAFTS, Eunice Todd5, (Michael4, Michael3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 31, 1773, died(???)25, 1829, married first, Thomas Phillips, son of Dr. Ebenezer and Martha (Phillips) Beardsley, who died Feb. 19, 1793, aged 22. Married second, Jan. 9, 1798, Samuel Chandler, son of Capt. Eben and Mehitable (Chandler) Crafts, who was born Oct. 5, 1768, at Woodstock, Conn., died Nov. 19, 1853, at Craftsbury, Vt. His name stands first on the catalogue of Students at Leicester Academy, which was instituted and endowed mainly by the efforts of his father, and opened June 7, 1784; was graduated at Harvard College in 1790, with a Greek dialogue for his thesis.

He was elected town clerk of Craftsbury, 1792, upon the organization of the town, and held the office 37 years. He was the youngest delegate to revise the constitution of Vermont in 1793. In 1796 he was a member of the House of Representatives, and clerk of that body in 1798-9; member of the Executive Council from 1809 till 1812, and from 1825 to 1827; register of probate for Orleans County, 1796 to 1815. Was appointed judge of courts for Orleans County, 1800; was Chief Justice of the State, from 1810 to 1816; was Representative in Congress, from 1817 to 1825; was elected Governor of Vt., 1828, 1829 and 1830. In 1842, was appointed Senator in Congress, and at the meeting of the Legislature was elected to the same office.

He was a man of great simplicity of manners, sound learning and great moral worth.

Children:
I. Samuel P., b. Jan. 21, 1799, d. Nov. 17, 1824, while attending University of Vermont in the Junior Class.
II. Mary Todd, b. April 27, 1809.


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