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Cady, Gardner C., Middlebury, was born in New Haven, Addison county, Vt., on April 26, 1823. His parents were Isaac and Mary (Winter) Cady, Isaac Cady was a native of Stafford, Conn., and was born in 1777. He was married in Connecticut, and came to Addison county, Vt., in 1799 and settled in that town, and cleared a place there. He afterwards moved to Windsor, Windsor county, Vt., and resided there for six years, engaged in farming and the following of his trade, that of moulder, after which he returned to New Haven, Vt., where he resided until coming to Middlebury, Vt., in 1846. He had a family of eight daughters and seven sons, of whom four daughters and two sons are now living. He died in Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., on September 30, 1850. Gardner C. Cady was educated in the common schools, and also at the academy at Poultney, Vt. He was brought up to farming, and remained at home until March 6, 1844, when he was married to Eliza L. Everts, who was a daughter of Martin Everts. His grandfather, John Everts, was a pioneer of Addison county, Vt., his name appearing first on the original grant of the town of Middlebury, Vt. His son, Gilbert Everts, settled in Salisbury, Vt., where he lived the greater part of his life. His oldest, son, Martin Everts, upon reaching manhood settled on the place now the home of G. C. Cady, about 1794. He cleared the place, and put a log cabin upon it. He was married twice, his second wife being Electa (Noble) Foote. They had three children born to them, two of whom are now living — George M. (now of Battle Creek, Mich.) and Mrs. G. C. Cady.

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