The following data is extracted from Sketches of Addison County, Vermont.
Purinton, Elisha, Starksboro p. o., was born in Lincoln, Vt. He was a son of Chase and Ruth (Harkness) Purinton. They were married on November 4, 1822. Ruth was a daughter of Adam Harkness, who was born on January 27, 1750. Chase had a family of two sons and four daughters -- William, Elisha, Ruth, and Mary. Lydia and Thankful died when infants. Elisha Purinton was born on December 14, 1826, in Lincoln, Vt. He was married on July 9, 1850, to Naomi Green, a daughter of Stephen Green, of Starksboro, Vt. Stephen Green was born in 1808, and came to Lincoln, Vt., when eighteen years of age, where he married Lydia Chase, a daughter of Joseph Chase, of Starksboro, Vt. They had a family of fourteen children born to them, twelve of whom are now living. Elisha and Naomi have two children -- Alice and Frank. Alice married David Follansbee, of Starksboro, and has two children -- Naomi P. and Elisha D. Frank married Alice Sisson, of Genoa, N. Y., and has three children -- Ella N., Sadie R., and Frank E.
Source: Sketches of Addison County, Vermont