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Biography of Otis P. Lee

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Lee, Otis P., Middlebury, was born in the town of Bridport, Addison county, Vt., on November 30, 1832. His parents were Prosper and Sabre (Power) Lee. Prosper Lee was born in Bridport, Addison county, Vt., about 1797, and was a son of Jeremiah Lee, one of the pioneers of the town of Bridport, Vt. Prosper Lee settled on the place now owned by Edward Shackut, where he spent the greater part of his days. He had a family of four children, two of whom are now living — Seraph F. (now Mrs. Robert Hemingway) and Otis P. Prosper Lee was selectman for a number of terms, and a successful farmer. He died in 1847. His wife died in 1862. Otis P. Lee was educated in the common schools, and also attended school two terms at the Bridport Academy. He was brought up to farming, and remained at home until June, 1862, when he was married to Mary Hamilton, who was a daughter of Deacon Amos Hamilton. They have had three sons born to them, of whom but two are now living — Archie H. (who is a resident of Kansas City, Mo.) and Ernest P. Mrs. Lee died in 1868. Mr. Lee then married his second wife, Mrs. Fannie Shroder, on February 20, 1872. She was a daughter of Horace Blood, a former resident of Norwich, Vt. They have had four children born to them, three of whom are now living — Charles 0., Louisa E., and Gertrude H. Mr. Lee resided on the home place until disposing of the same in 1867, and continued to remain in town until coming to Middlebury Springs in 1873, when he purchased the place where he has since resided, and which was a portion of the Williamson estate, and owns 144 acres. He is a self-made and prosperous citizen.

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