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Eunice Todd Crafts of Craftsbury VT

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...

Biography of Frank Hayden Martin, M. D.

Frank Hayden Martin, M. D. Now practicing medicine and surgery at Lorraine, Ellsworth County, Doctor Martin is widely known to the profession in Kansas, especially through his associations in earlier years with the staff of instruction of the Medical College at Topeka. Few physicians of the state have utilized to a greater degree abundant opportunities for advancement in the science of medicine and surgery. Doctor Martin is of old New England colonial stock. He was born at Gray in the State of Maine March 24, 1852. The Martins came out of England and settled in Massachusetts in colonial times. Doctor Martin’s great-grandfather, Edward Martin, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather, Irving W. Martin, who was born in the vicinity of Randolph, Vermont, served in the War of 1812, was a music teacher, also followed a mechanical trade and died at Mill Village, Vermont, before Doctor Martin was born. He married Sibyl Frances, a native of England. Edward I. Martin, father of Doctor Martin, was born at Randolph, Vermont, in 1828. He grew up at Warren, Massachusetts, and also lived at Springfield in Boston and died at Warren, Massachusetts. For a brief season he was a sailor before the mast, but his real career was as a singing master and he taught music in all the different localities of his residence. He was quite successful, and at one time invested in two sections of land in Northwest Missouri near Cameron, but sold this before his death. He was a republican and active in the Methodist Episcopal Church, helping the church work especially in the choir. He married...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Joel G. Camp

Dr. Joel G. Camp came to Elmore from Craftsbury, Vt., about the year 1825. He was a very energetic man, and soon built up a large practice, which he enjoyed until his death, in 1872. Mr. Camp was the only settled physician the town ever had, and was nearly eighty-four years of age when he died. His wife also died in 1872, aged nearly seventy-eight...

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