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Biographical Sketch of Lemuel Liscom
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Lemuel Liscom, born in Rehoboth, Mass., came to Hinsdale at a very early date and September 26, 1796, married Submit Barrett, who bore him nine children. Of these, Mary married Henry Reed, and resided in Brattleboro, Vt. Lemuel married Emerancy, daughter of Hezekiah Horton, September 20, 1831, he at that time being a resident of Boston, Mass., where he was successfully engaged in the coal trade. In 1835 he purchased the farm where he and his aged wife are now residing with their son, L. F. Liscom. Their house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest in the town. It stands only about twenty rods from the stile of old Fort Hinsdale, and was built, as near as Mr. Liscom can ascertain, about 1765. It is still well preserved, and though a new wing has been added, the original clapboards, riven out of pine logs, shaved by hand, and secured by hand-made, wrought-iron nails, still cover it. Soon after his return from Boston, he was elected to the office of first selectman, and has also, for many years, served his town as justice of the peace. Gracia, daughter of Lemuel, married Willard Ames, of Brattleboro. None of her family are living. Philip married Philemon Bascom, and settled in Brattleboro, where he died. John married Eliza Amidon, of Boston, Mass., and died at Brattleboro. Levi married Diary Ackerman, of Maine. He is a manufacturer of piano fortes, and a resident of Boston. Sophronia married Enos Crosby, and for her second husband, Ezra Sawyer, and now resides in Boston, Mass. Charles married Lizzie Sartell, and emigrated to California,. where he died. Samuel died in Boston, at the early age of nineteen years. Lemuel Liscom, Sr., died at the residence of his son, Lemuel, aged sixty-seven years.
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