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Poor Farm Cemeteries, West Rutland, Vermont

WEST RUTLAND POOR FARM CEMETERY Loc: Route 4A, drive south on Clarendon Ave., Route 133, 1 mile, turn right or west on North Lane & drive .1 mile. The cemetery on the north side of the street, about 25 feet from the street. It has a fence & was between a white & yellow house when copied on May 14, 1993. It was in reasonable condition. Child’s Gazetteer notes that the Town Farm housed 35 poor people on 250 acres under Wm. F. Kelley. HANDLEY John III, d. 15 Aub. 1879, ae. 27 yrs. NEWTON Robert, d. 1872, ae. 1 yr. BARKER Francis, d. 1872, ae. 95 yrs. ALDRICH Annie, d. 1859, ae. 30 yrs. RICHARDSON A., d. 1858, ae. 74 yrs. JACK THE SAILOR, d. 1858, ae. 74 yrs. DUGAN Patsey, d. 1855, ae. 40 yrs. BURNHAM No name, d. 1855, ae. 20 yrs. HANLEY James, d. 5 July 1873, ae. 27 yrs. JACKSON Mary, d. 1853, ae. 50 yrs. Miss, d. 1853, ae. 20 yrs. SHAW Caroline, d. 1856, ae. 25 yrs. STOCKER Girl, d. 1865, ae. 2 yrs. —- Infant (on 3 stones) —- Unknown (on 6...

Biographical Sketch of Edward Dyer

Edward Dyer, a native of Rhode Island, immigrated to Clarendon, Vt., in 1789, at the age of fifteen years, but for a period of more than half a century, he was a citizen of Rutland, where he was rated as a man possessed of sound judgment, energy of character, and that knowledge of human nature which would have made him a power in any walk of life. Clara D., his fifth child, became the wife of Gardner Gates, in 1831. Their family consisted of three sons, one of whom, Clarence, is engaged in mercantile pursuits at Cambridge...

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