Woodworth, Thomas I., Middlebury, was born in Weybridge, Addison county, Vt., on April 5,1810. He was educated in the common schools. At the age of twelve years, in 1822, after the death of his mother, he became a member of the family of Harvey Bell, in Middlebury, Vt.; served as an apprentice with Joseph Sargent for seven years, at the gilding trade, and also worked as a journeyman in Troy for four years. He was married on May 20, 1835, to Betsey C. Albro, of Pownal, Vt., after which he engaged in the manufacture of looking-glasses, and picture frames, and conducted that business for four years. He returned to Middlebury, Vt., in the spring of 1867, and purchased the place where he now resides; he also owns a place of eight acres in Weybridge, Vt. He devotes his time to farming. He has had three children born to him; one died in infancy, and another, Charles Guy, who was a gilder by trade, died at the age of twenty-four years. When the gold fever broke out in California he was one of the early pioneers by the overland route in 1849, and had several skirmishes with the Indians en route. After two and a half years’ work in the mines he returned with a medium competency.
Biographical Sketch of Thomas I. Woodworth
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