Spaulding, Ward, Panton, was born in Panton, Vt., in 1859, in the old Spaulding homestead on Lake street, which property has been in the possession of the Spaulding family since before the time of the Revolutionary War, and which was owned by his grandfather and father before him. Ward Spaulding was a son of Hiram and Olive (Ward) Spaulding. She was born in Waltham, Vt., in 1819, and Hiram was born on the old homestead in 1804. They were married in 1850, and had one son born to them — Ward. Hiram’s first wife, Elizabeth Hawkins, died in 1848, leaving two children — David and Julius. Hiram was a son of Phillips and Hannah Spaulding, who were early settlers in Panton, Vt. Olive Ward was a daughter of Chester and and Abigail (Hawkins) Ward, who were born and died in Waltham, Vt. Abigail died in 1874, and Chester died in February, 1882, aged ninety-four years. Chester Ward was a son of Jesse and Ruth Ward, who were natives of Connecticut.