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Sherrill, John H., was born at East Hampton, L. I., August 28, 1767; came to Vergennes in 1795; was married to Eunice Case, November 23, 1793. He had a family of four children — Elliott, Fanny, Esther, and Harriet. He established the business of wool-carding and cloth-dressing on the falls in 1805; was a prominent business man of his day; was town representative to the Legislature, and mayor several years; died September 28, 1836. Elliott Sherrill was born at Albany, N. Y., in 1795, and came to Vergennes the same year; was married to Laura Bellamy, December, 1816; had a family of five children born to them — Ann Jane, John Lucian, Frances, Samuel Elliott, and William A. He carried on business with his father until his death in 1836, and continued the same till 1860, when he sold the property and retired from business. He was a man of strict integrity, and held all the corporation offices up to mayor died April 30, 1881. William A. Sherrill was born August 22, 1831; married on January 22, 1868, to Rhoda Bellamy, of Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

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