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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Amidon

Jacob Amidon, born in Mendon, Mass., about 1753, came to Chesterfield in 1782. He was engaged in trade here, held many of the town offices, reared a family of five children, and died February 11, 1839, aged eighty-five years. His son Otis, born here March 6, 1825,...

Biographical Sketch of Calvin E. Nurse

Calvin E. Nurse, son of Benjamin, was born in Keene, March 20, 182 He has resided a number of years in Chesterfield, having previously travel extensively in the United States and Canada as an attach€ of a circus co pany. He is a painter and paper-hanger.

Biographical Sketch of Josiah Torrey

Josiah Torrey, born October 7, 1758, came here from Upton, Mass., about 1785, and settled in the eastern part of the town on the farm afterwards owned and occupied by his grandson, Levi Torrey. He married twice, first, Lydia Fisk, who died in 1806, and second, Anna,...

Biographical Sketch of Broughton D. Harris

Broughton D., son of Wilder Harris, born August 16, 1822, married Sarah Buel Hollister, March 24, 1851. He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1845, studied law in the office of Hon. Asa- Keyes, of Brattleboro, and then engaged in the newspaper business, being editor...

Biographical Sketch of Abner Harris

Abner Harris, son of Abner, came to this town from Woodstock, Conn., soon after 1777, and purchased 150 acres of land, the same being a part of the farm which has long been known as the Harris farm. His children were Abner, John, Perley, Elizabeth, Experience, Esther,...

Biographical Sketch of Ephraim Amidon

Ephraim Amidon, from Oxford, Mass., came to Westmoreland previous to 1777, and located upon the farm now owned by his grandson, Ephraim. He married Jane Robbins, reared ten children-Hephzibah, Matilda, Abigail, Ebenezer, Noah, Polly, Salome, Nathaniel, Jane and...

Biography of Herbert B. Titus

Herbert B. was born in the old farm house built by his grandfather, and long since demolished. At the age of fourteen he taught his first school of forty scholars, sixteen of whom were older than himself, and with such success that his services were again sought for...

Biographical Sketch of Levi Mead

Levi Mead, son of Matthew, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war, came to this town from Lexington, Mass., about, 801, and occupied the next house south of the Tyler place, which he kept as a tavern. In 1816 he built the present tavern at the Center Village, long...

Biographical Sketch of Eleazer Cobleigh

Eleazer Cobleigh was an early settler in Chesterfield, being here as early as 1776. The first grist-mill as previously mentioned, was probably built by him. Dan Cobleigh was also an early settler, being here as early as 1770, Jonathan Cobleigh, also an early settler,...

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Marsh

Benjamin Marsh, son of Rev. Elisha Marsh, came here from Walpole, about 1785. He married Mrs. Hannah Graves in 1788, and died April 7, 1811. His children were Reuben, Asa, Elizabeth and Mary L. Reuben was born December 20, 1788, and married Mary, daughter of Joab...
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