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Eliel Todd of Pawlet VT

Eliel Todd5, (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1746-47 in Northbury Parish, Waterbury, Conn., died in 1793, in Pawlet, Vt., where having been stricken with a fever, he took a dose of strychnine by mistake for calomel. He married Anna Stafford or Sanford of Pawlet, Vt. He was a physician and practiced his profession in Pawlet, Vt., and vicinity. “He was the first physician in the north part of the town. He was a skillful and talented physician, and tradition invests him with rare endowments. He was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war. He died in 1793 from poison accidently taken.” From the History of Pawlet, Vt. His military career was as follows: In a ballot by the Massachusetts House of Representatives dated April 22, 1776; said Todd was chosen Adjutant in the 2nd Berkshire County regiment of Mass. Militia; appointment concurred in by Council, April 23, 1776; reported commissioned April 23, 1776; also, 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Peter Porter’s Company of Col. Samuel Brewer’s Regiment; pay abstract for mileage for 80 miles allowed said Todd. Children: 325. Lucy, b. Nov. 27, 1779. 326. Anna, b. Aug. 23, 1781. *327. Samuel, b. June 13, 1783. 328. Bathsheda, b. April 12, 1785. 329. Polly, b. June 17, 1787. 330. Jonathan Stafford, b. Aug. 29, 1789. 331. Cynthia, b. Aug. 15,...

Capt. and Deacon Samuel Todd of St. Albans VT

Capt. and Deacon Samuel Todd6, (Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 13, 1783, in Pawlet, Vt., died Oct. 6, 1858, in St. Albans, Vt., of heart disease, married first, in 1810, Alathea Lawrence who died Sept. 23, 1846 in Enosburg, Vt., second, May 31, 1848, Hannah Brainard of St. Albans, Vt. His death was very sudden, occurring while lying on the sofa, apparently as well as usual, but in such a position that he rolled off dead. Before he was of age, he purchased a farm in Enosburg, Vt. In 1839 he was elected deacon of the Congregational church in East Berkshire, Vt. In 1856 he went to live in St. Albans, Vt., and at the request of the Berkshire church society he retained the office of deacon until he died. Children by Alathea Lawrence: *747. Alathea Lawrence, b. July 5, 1811. *748. Caroline Woods, b. July 30, 1812. *749. Samuel Bryan, b. March 2, 1814. 750. Phebe Lawrence, b. May 19, 1816, d. July 1816. *751. Hiram Lawrence, b. Oct. 6, 1818. *752. Eliel Stafford, b. July 11, 1820. *753. Fannie Skinner, b. April 16, 1823. *754. Albert Woods, b. June 12,...

Biography of Galen R. Hitt

GALEN R. HITT IN THE ranks of the younger democratic Albanians no A man has risen more rapidly in the estimation of his party during the past few years than the subject of our sketch, Hon. Galen R. Hitt. He belongs to the sturdy race of New Englanders, and was born on the 16th of August, 1843, at Pawlet, Vt. There he passed his childhood days attending the district schools of his native place, playing on the green fields of his father’s farm, inhaling the pure, invigorating air of that delightful, healthful region of country, growing up a vigorous youth, with strong love for sports and pastimes, and evincing at the same time a disposition to become an educated man. In 1859, after receiving a good common school education, he entered the Troy Conference academy at Poultney, Vt., where he remained four years, making commendable progress in his studies and taking a special interest and pride in declamation. Apt in learning, he always stood high in his class, and left the academy with an honorable record. Having decided to enter upon the law as a life-long profession, he accordingly began his legal studies at Rutland, Vt., and finished them in Albany, where he was admitted to the bar by the general term in the spring of 1865. In the fall of the same year he married Miss Sarah J. Crowley, a daughter of the late Hon. John Crowley, of Mount Holly, Vt. Then taking up his residence in this city he was not long in showing his ability as a lawyer and in building up quite a large practice,...

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