Biographical Sketch of Philo S. Severance

Severance, Philo S., Middlebury, was born in Middlebury, Vt., on February 28, 1840. His parents were Samuel and (Maria) Munger Severance. Samuel S. was born in Middlebury, Vt., on May 23, 1809, and was a son of Samuel Severance, sr., who was an early settler. He was educated in t he common schools, and brought up to farming. He inherited a portion of the home place, and always resided on that place. He was married in September, 1833, to Maria L. Munger, a daughter of Samuel Munger. They had a family of two daughters and two sons. The two sons are now living — Philo S. and Martin E. (who is a reside it of Dakota Territory). Mrs. Severance died on May 3, 1880. They occupied a very fine residence, which was built by Mr. Severance in 1857. Philo S. was educated in the common schools and preparing for college when he enlisted in Company B, Eleventh Vermont Artillery, on July 16, 1862. He was on the defense of Washington, and was at Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and following that was in the Vermont Brigade; served until the close of the war, was mustered out at Washington, and discharged as second lieutenant at Burlington, on July 7, 1865, and returned to the home place, which he has since conducted. He was married in 1867 to Helen Atwood, a daughter of George Atwood, of Monkton, Vt. They have had two children born to them — Emma A., born on September 12, 1871; and Ernest M., born January 9, 1880. Mr. Severance has been lister of this town.

MLA Source Citation:

Finished Round 1 Editing. Needs locations and topics in round 2. Needs index page Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012


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.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!