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Biography of Henry G. Sumner

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Sumner, Henry G., Bristol, grandfather of Hiram S. Sumner, of Bristol Flats, Vt. Henry G. married Sally Hall, and to them were born a large family, of whom Thomas, the father of Hiram S., was the eldest. He married Dorcas M. Fuller, of Potsdam, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., where they resided until 1841, when they settled in Middlebury, Vt., where they engaged in farming. They had a family of four children born to them — Charlotte, Mrs. Elia Austin, of Bristol, Vt.; Mary E., now Mrs. Harrison Gove, of Bristol, Vt. After the death of his first wife he married Harriet Boynton, a daughter of David Boynton, of New Haven, Vt., and by her had one child — Frank B., born on January 21, 1856. He married Libbie C. Laird, a daughter of John Laird, of Middlebury, Vt., who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He purchased his mill property in 1883 from George N. Varney. They had a farm of thirty-five acres, and also has eighty-four swarms of bees. Henry and George Henry Sumner were twins. They settled on farms in the south, part of Bristol, Vt., which are now occupied by Robert Place, and which is a part of the estate of the late James Barry. Henry G. married Sally Hall, and by her had a family of two children, one of whom grew to maturity — Seneca,. who was married twice. His first wife was Sylvia Mills, a daughter of Ralph Mills, by whom he had a family of two children — Carlos C. and Delia M. His second wife was Mrs. Albert C. Eastman, by whom he had two children — Hiram S. and Caroline (deceased). Hiram S. was born on May 24, 1834. He married Olive Gulley, of Addison, Vt., by whom he had four children.


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