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Biography of Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler came to this town about 1762, and settled where Russell H. Davis now lives, not far from the brook that bears his name. His children were Lydia, Peter, Jane, John, Ephraim, Jonathan, Olive, Samuel, and Sally. Peter, born in 1762, married Sarah, daughter of Amos Hubbard, who bore him twelve children, namely: Hubbard, Sophia, Maria T., Sally, Samuel, Laura, Philena, William, Warren, Ward, Watson, and Arminda. Jonathan, son of Peter, Sr., was born September 30, 1770, and married Lavina, daughter of Aaron Fisk, in 1802, who bore him three children, John, Louisa, and Addison. John, born August 6, 1802, married Rosea Hall, daughter of Demmis, and niece of Ezra Titus, in whose family she lived until her marriage. H’ children are Olive D., John A., Jonathan F., Hoyt, H., Francis W., Ann V., and Norman F. Jonathan F., born May 22, 1827, married Mary A., daugh ter of Elias Brown, and has had born to him five children, as follows: George B., September 12, 1848; James F., May 5, 1852; Elias E., February 24, 1855 Gustina M., August 11, 1859; and Norman F., February z, 1861. Hoyt H. was born on the home farm, August 30, 1833. He taught school for severa years in this and in neighboring towns, was admitt,d to the bar of Windham county, Vt., in 1859, and commenced the practice of law with the late Hon. John E. Butler, at Jamaica, Vt. He was representative from that town to the Vermont assembly in 1867, and was a member of the senate of that state in 1868 and ’69. In 1869 he was also elected judge of the supreme court of Vermont, which office he held by successive elections till he was appointed by President Hayes judge of the United States district court, for the district of Vermont, March 16, 1877. He now resides in Brattleboro, Vt.

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