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Biographical Sketch of Elisha H. Landon
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Landon, Elisha H., New Haven, was born in Salisbury, Conn., October 1, 1800, where he was educated; in 1821 he came to New Haven, Vt., and served as a clerk in the store of Rodman Chapman for three years, after which he engaged in the mercantile business in Bristol, Vt., and later in New Haven, Vt. He engaged in farming in 1832, a business in which he has since engaged, continuing until the time of his retirement from active life. He was agent for the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company, for Rutland and Addison counties, for forty years, and has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for over sixty-four years, having joined the lodge at Salisbury, Conn., in December, 1821. He was twice married. His first wife was Charlotte Hoyt, a daughter of Ezra and Jerusha (Phelps) Hoyt, of New Haven, Vt., to whom he was married on July 12, 1825, and by whom he had seven children — Charlotte I. (Mrs. Martin L. Shaeffer), Mary A. (deceased), Ezra H., Rufus W. (deceased), Sarah J. (deceased), Mills J., and Sarah C. (deceased). His second wife was Sophronia Graves, a daughter of David and Delia (Huntoon) Graves, to whom he was married on May 20, 1866. Elisha H. Landon was a son of Rufus and Sarah (Hunt) Landon. His father was a soldier of the Revolution, entering the service when but seventeen years old, and served for three years. He was a farmer by occupation, and lived and died in Salisbury, Conn.
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