Biographical Sketch of Elijah Purinton

Purinton, Elijah, Lincoln, is a prosperous farmer and estimable citizen of Lincoln, Vt. He was born on December 16, 1809, and was brought up by his grandparents, Chase and Lydia Purinton. He was married on October –, 1833, to Mary Huntington, a daughter of John and Judith Huntington, of Lincoln, Vt., and by her had a family of six children — Chase, John, Lydia, Nelson, Moses, and Lindley, all of whom are now living with the exception of Chase, who died at the age of twenty-six years leaving a wife and one daughter, and Lindley and Lydia, who died when but three years of age; John now lives at Starksboro, Addison county, Vt.; Nelson is a farmer at Bristol, Vt.; Moses, a resident of New Haven, Vt.; Lydia married Ezra V. Paige, of Lincoln, Vt., who died, leaving a family of three children, aged twenty-eight. Mary Purinton died on June 25, 1849, and Elijah married his second wife, Elizabeth Morrison, a daughter of David and Nancy (Smith) Morrison, of Danby, Vt. She was born on May 6, 1816, in the town of Starksboro, Vt., where her father, David Morrison, then lived. They have had a family of two children born to them — Mary E. and Lois. Mary E. married William Morgan, of Lincoln, Vt.; Lois is now Mrs. John Bean, of Lincoln, Vt. Mr. Purinton’s homestead consists of 150 acres of very productive land. He has held many of the offices of his town, being lister, justice of the peace, and grand juror of Lincoln, Vt., for many years.



MLA Source Citation:

Finished Round 1 Editing. Needs locations and topics in round 2. Needs index page AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vermont/biographical-sketch-of-elijah-purinton.htm - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012


Categories:
Topics:
Locations:
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.