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Cloyes, Philip B., Middlebury, was born in Salisbury, Vt., on September 15, 1838. He was, a son of Elijah and Maria (Beach) Cloyes. Elijah Cloyes was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., in December, 1797, and came to Addison county, Vt., in 1802, settling in Salisbury, Vt. He married a daughter of Philip Beach. He was a resident of Salisbury, Vt., for forty years; was selectman and justice of the peace for many years. He had a family of eight children, seven of whom are now living. Elijah Cloyes died in February, 1874. His son, Philip B. Cloyes, was educated in the common schools and also at the seminary at Brandon, Vt.; was brought up to farming on the home place until twenty-one years of age, and for two years following he traveled for a Rutland marble firm. After this he taught school for several terms, and then for two years he engaged in the buying and selling of blooded sheep. He was married in 1863 to Jennie E. Smead, of Salisbury, Vt. They have had two sons born to them — Fred D. (born on September 26, 1873) and Dennie P. (born on December 6, 1874). After his marriage Mr. Cloyes purchased the home place in Salisbury, Vt., and conducted the same for years. He was a resident of Kansas for one year, and was also a resident of Cambridge, Mass., for about nine years in grocery and provision in Cambridge, Mass., until 1877, when he settled in Addison county, Vt., and purchased the old deacon Spencer residence. He now owns about one hundred and forty acres of land in Middlebury and Salisbury, Vt.

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