DAVID WARREN, the head of one of the three families that came to town in 1766, was born in Grafton, Mass., in 1742. He married Prudence Whipple, sister of Capt. Moses Whipple, and also to the mother of Rev. Jacob Haven. Not long after their arrival, a most trying incident occurred: Mr. W. went away
ALVIN SARGENT, son of Capt. John Sargent, is a clergyman of the Baptist order, now living at Holderness, N. H. He has been several times a member of the Legislature.
MAJOR SIMEON WHEELER, son of Simeon and Lucy Putnam Wheeler, and grandson of Dea. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born at Newport in August, 1815, and died at Demopolis, Alabama, in February, 1864. He graduated at Norwich University in 1840, and for some time after was engaged in teaching at the South. He pursued his legal studies
ASAPH STOW removed to Sempronius, N. Y., where he enjoyed in a good degree the confidence of the community and was intrusted with much public business. He was one of the messengers to carry the Presidential Vote to Washington.
LYNDA WHIPPLE, third daughter of Capt. William Whipple, married Dudley Leavitt, a successful physician at West Stockbridge, Mass., whose son Wm. Whipple Leavitt has been a Surgeon in the army and is now physician at Stockbridge.
WILLIAM POWERS, an elder brother of the preceding, was born in 1786, and his means of education were similar to those of his brother. He was assistant keeper of the prison at Auburn, N. Y. Having drawn a superior plan of a prison, he was employed by the government of Canada West to superintend the
DEA. NATHANIEL WHEELER, son of Nathaniel Wheeler, was born in Sutton, Mass., in 1753. He married Mehitabel Haven. He came to Croydon in 1775, and died in 1840, at the age of eighty-seven years. He settled in the wilderness and cleared up what was long known as the ” Wheeler farm” in the southerly part
JOSEPH SARGENT, a brother of the above, married Lucinda, daughter of Benj. Skinner, Esq. For a while he was engaged as high-school teacher. He studied theology, and became a Universalist clergyman-was quite talented. He was Chaplain in the army, and died in the service.
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.