POLLY WAKEFIELD, now 95 years of age, the oldest person now living in town, is the widow of Maj. Josiah Wakefield, of Newport, and daughter of Phineas Newton, who came to Croydon in 1772, from Worcester, Mass.
ELISABETH RUMBLE, a spinster, was noted for her great age-a hundred years-and her many eccentricities. At the trout-brook she was the rival of the famous Isaak Walton.
WILLIAM PLUMMER WHEELER, son of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born at Croydon, July 31, 1812. He lived at home on the Wheeler place in the south part of the town until he was about thirteen years of age, when he went to reside with his uncle James Wheeler at Newport. He remained there until 1836;
GARDNER STEWART, son of John Stewart-an early settler on Winter Hill-married Sarah, daughter of James Powers. He has been a successful financier. He now resides at Plainview, Min.
DAVID WHIPPLE, son of Aaron, was a farmer and man of good judgment. He had an excellent memory, and retained his faculties almost unimpaired until the period of his death, at nearly eighty years of age. To him the editor is indebted for many facts relating to the fathers and mothers of the town.
AMOS WAKEFIELD, son of Amos and Chloe Cooper Wakefield, and grandson of Dea. Sherman Cooper, is a Methodist clergyman at the West.
JOTHAM RYDER came early to Croydon, and settled in the south-east corner of the town, and from him and his connections the place has always since been known as ” Ryder Corner.”
EDMUND WHEELER, son of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born Aug. 25th, 1814. He was educated at Kimball Union Academy. In 1833 he commenced the harness business at Newport, with a brother; and in 1839 bought the establishment and began for himself. He carried on extensive and successful operations until 1866, when he sold out and
REV. ROBERT STINSON, a Universalist clergyman of most blameless life, was connected with the society in Croydon at the time of his appointment as Chaplain of the Sixth Reg. N. H. Vols., and died much lamented, soon after his return from the army.
SOLOMON M. WHIPPLE, M. D., son of David Whipple, and great-grandson of Moses Whipple, one of the first settlers and original proprietors of the town, was born July 28, 1820. By the home-lamp, and a few terms at Unity and Lebanon Academies, he prepared to enter the collegiate department of Norwich University, where he graduated