LUCY MIRANDA WHEELER, daughter of James and Ruth Putnam Wheeler, and granddaughter of Dea. Nathaniel Wheeler, married Rev. Josiah Swett, an Episcopal clergyman, now residing in Burlington, Vt.
BENJAMIN SWINNERTON, one of the early settlers, once quite a favorite in town, was drowned at an early age while attempting to swim across the Connecticut River in company with an Indian.
LUCY B. WHIPPLE, the youngest daughter of William, married Wm. W. George, of Canaan, N. H., a prominent business man and sheriff, and who has been a member of the Legislature for a number of years.
JOHN RAWSON, from whom have descended the Rawsons, settled under the mountain, near the P. Barton place.
DEA. SETH WHEELER, brother of the preceding, came to town at the same time and settled on the M. C. Bartlett farm, but subsequently removed to New York, where he died.
WILLIAM SHERMAN came to Croydon from Barre, Mass., in 1797, and died Feb. 19, 1855, aged 79 years, leaving a large family. He is remembered as an upright farmer. Of him it, might be said, as of one of old: “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.”
MOSES WHIPPLE, son of Jacob Whipple, was born at Grafton, Mass., in 1733, and came to Croydon in 1766, bringing three sons, Thomas, Aaron and Moses, and one daughter, Jerusha. His was one of the first three families that cane to town. Having a complete mastery of his passions, well educated, intelligent, distinguished for energy
JOHN TOWN, son of John Town, was born Aug. 17, 1805, He was educated at Newport Academy. In June, 1840, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of State, which office he held for four successive years, often doing the duties of the Secretary. He was elected Register of Deeds for Sullivan County, in 1851, and was
TIMOTHY WINTER came to Croydon from Northbridge, Mass., and settled near the Edward Hall place. His three sons, Ebenezer, Thaddeus and Timothy, settled on Winter Hill.
MOSES REED, the father of the Reeds, was among the early settlers, and was a cloth dresser at the Flat.