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Biographical Sketch of Nathan Robinson

Nathan Robinson, from Westminster, Vt., came to Stowe in 1798, and purchased a farm of Amasa Marshall, where a log house was erected, 20×40 feet, one story in height. In this house Mr. Robinson kept a hotel for many years, then built a more commodius hotel, where he died at the advanced age of eighty-seven years, having lived a useful and exemplary life. He was the first representative of the town, holding the office fourteen years, and also was a justice of the peace many years, in which capacity he conducted himself so judiciously as to obtain the name of the “peace-maker.” His son, Capt. Nathan Robinson, settled upon the farm now owned by Dr. T. B. Smith, of New York city, and built the house now standing thereon, though it has undergone many improvements. Capt. Robinson was a man of considerable influence, a town representative, State senator, etc. He died at the great age of ninety-three years. His title of Capt. was received in the war of...

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Burke

Joseph Burke, from Westminster, Vt., came to Morristown in 1800, and located upon the farm now owned by A. M. Burke, on road 10. Here he reared a family of twelve children-five sons and seven daughters and remained until his death, in 1846. But two of the children are now living, Joseph and Carlos C., the former aged eighty-nine years, and the latter seventy-three. Both live together on the old farm, neither ever having married. Samson, the eldest son of Joseph, came here with his father, married Levisa Haskins, and reared a family of ten children, six of whom now live in the town. Two, A. M. and C. C., constitute an enterprising law firm. Samson died October 18, 1863, and his wife died June 20,...

Biographical Sketch of Levi Wiswell

Levi Wiswell came to this town, from Townsend, Vt., in 1817, and located upon the farm now owned by Volney Gilmore. He subsequently removed to Westminster, where he died, in 1865. He has two sons living here, Orra, born in 1805, and Samuel, born in...

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