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Baxter Family of Norwich Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The Baxters of this town came here from Norwich, Connecticut, a town which their ancestors with others from Norwich, England, assisted in founding about the year 1632. Elihu Baxter, with his young wife, Tryphena Taylor, to whom he was married October 24, 1777, arrived in Norwich the same year, and here fifteen children (six daughters and nine sons) were born to them, twelve of whom lived to grow up and have families of their own. Mr. Baxter settled on the farm that subsequently became the home of Hon. Paul Brigham. He later removed to the farm where Orson Sargent lives, and there built himself a frame house, a part of which is now in use by the present owner of the property. Of his children: William Baxter, the eldest, born August 3, 1778, studied law with Hon. Daniel A. Buck of Norwich, and removed to Bennington, Vt., where he soon became the leading lawyer in that part of the state, and received many honors from his town and county. He married Lydia Ashley of Norwich, August 17, 1779, and died at Bennington October 1, 1826, aged forty nine years. Hiram Baxter settled in Bennington a little after 1800. Elihu Baxter, Jr., the third child, born in 1781, died at Portland, Me., in 1863, where he had...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward M. Ruttenber

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Journalist and historian, was born in the Town of Bennington, Vt., July 17, 1824. He entered the office of the Vermont Gazette as an apprentice to the printing business in 1837, and removed to Newburgh in 1838, where he became an indentured apprentice in the office of the Newburgh Telegraph, of which he became the owner in 1850. He was thereafter connected with Newburgh journalism as editor and publisher during his entire life, dying at the advanced age of 83 years on December 4, 1907, at Newburgh, N. Y. As a historian he was thorough and exhaustive, and to him, more than to any other local historian, is perhaps due the credit of preserving for future generations the vast mass of historical data relating to Orange County and the Hudson River Valley. He is the author of the following works: History of the Town of Newburgh, 1859; History of the Flags of New York Regiments, 1865; History of the Obstructions to the Navigation of the Hudson River, 1866; History of the Indian Tribes of the Hudson River, 1872; History of Orange County, 1881. All of these works are universally regarded as standard authorities on the subjects treated and show ample evidence of his exhaustive research and ability as a...

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Biography of Major Edward Carlisle Boynton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Major E. C. Boynton, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, and for many years an instructor in that institution, is chiefly distinguished as the author of the “History of West Point and the Origin and Progress of the U. S. Military Academy,” and several technical works, all of which are regarded as standard authorities on the subjects of which they treat. He was appointed as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, July 1, 1841. After graduation in 1846, he was assigned to the Second Artillery as Brevet Second Lieutenant and ordered to join the army in, Mexico, where he served with General Taylor at the front of the invading force. He served at Monterey and at the seizure of Saltillo in 1846. He participated in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Cerro Gardo, Contreras, Churubusco, in the seizure and occupation of Puebla and in the skirmishes at Amazoque and Oka Laka in 1847. He was severely wounded in the action at Cherubusco. He was promoted Second Lieutenant February 16, 1847, and First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, and Brevet Captain at the same time for “gallant and meritorious services in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco, Mexico.” In 1848 he was assigned to the Military Academy at West Point as Assistant Acting...

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Genealogy of George Baker of Pownal Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George Baker of Pownal Vermont R 162 GEORGE BAKER: probably b. in Mass., about 1730; lived in Pownal, Vt., 1766; was one of the signers of a petition to the king (1766); served in the Revolutionary War in Company of Capt. Joseph Briggs (Vermont Revolutionary Rolls, p. 88). Daniel: b. about 1760. Nathan: b. 1785; m. Hannah Wood. Betsy: b. 1786; m. John Richardson. George: b. 1789; m. Susan Nott. Asa: b. 1792; m. James Green. Lory: b. 1794; m. Elizabeth Lamb. Lydia: b. 1796; m. Jeptha Baker. Hannah: b. 1798; m. Benjamin Howe. Polly: b. 1791; m. Josiah Guiles. Aaron. Anna. William: said to have gone to Phila., where he became very rich. Charles: d. unm. Edward: m. Hannah Mumford. Ch.: Mumford, Belinda, George, Mary, Arnold. Thomas: (1768-1838); m. Sarah Watson. Leonard: (1792-1838); m. Deborah Burnside. James. Jerome. Warren: m. Marcella Tillson. Cora: b. 1870; m. Frank Lull. Ch.: Ruth Lull. Ralph: b. 1872; d. 1919; m. Mary Winsor. Ch.: Myrtle and R. Arthur. Byron W.: b. 1874; formerly Principal of the New York Public Schools; now m. Social Service work; m. Lucia Marvin. Louise: b. 1902; teacher m. the Brearley School. Alice: b. 1903; graduate of Columbia Medical School; now on the staff of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Bessie: b. 1876; m....

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Biography of David Millington Howard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now David Millington Howard. Rossville counts among its departed benefactors few who occupied a larger or more prominent place in the life of the community than did the late David Millington Howard. One of the leading farmers and stockmen of Shawnee County, to his study and investigation the agriculturists of this section are largely indebted for their knowledge of conditions and modern methods, and as a financier he was active in the promotion of some of the leading banking institutions of this part of the county. Moreover, he was a citizen of sterling character, whose influence for good was felt in whatever walk of life his activities were centered. Mr. Howard was born on a farm near Shaftebury, Vermont, October 15, 1841, a son of Jared and Mary Ann (Matson) Howard, also natives of that place, where the father was born in 1800 and the mother in 1809. Jared Howard was a son of Otis and Polly (Millington) Howard, the former a native of Jamaica, Vermont, and the latter of Shaftsbury. Otis Howard fought as a soldier of the Continental army during the War of the American Revolution, and suffered all the privations and hardships which the patriots of the time often had to endure in that struggle, he and his comrades at one time being reduced...

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Biography of Fernando A. Parsons

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fernando A. Parsons. The career of Fernando A. Parsons, of Chanute, is remarkable in many ways, but principally because of the number of fields which it had invaded and the success which had attended the ventures in which its author had been engaged. From his youth, when he paid his own way through college, Mr. Parsons had pushed steadily forward, always assisting his community’s interests while advancing his own. With a handsome fortune gained through his good business ability and persistent labors, and at an age when most men are content to retire, Mr. Parsons still continues as an active factor in business life, and is now president and manager of the Kansas Co-Operative Refining Company. Fernando A. Parsons was born at Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, September 29, 1849, and is a son of Benjamin Battles and Polly Maria (Blanchard) Parsons. The Parsons family came from England to Vermont during Colonial times, and on his mother’s side Mr. Parsons is a direct descendant of Governor Winslow of Massachusetts. Benjamin Battles Parsons was born in 1827, in Vermont, and was there reared and educated, and became a farmer and stockraiser, as well as a noted horse trainer and breaker. He served for several terms as sheriff of Windham County, Vermont, and was a prominent leader in civic...

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Timothy Todd of Rutland VT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Timothy Todd5, (Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born May 16, 1758, died Dec. 1, 1806, married Nov. 27, 1783, Phebe, daughter of Jehiel Buel of Killingworth, Conn. “Timothy Todd was sergeant after the Lexington Alarm, served as coast guard 150 days. Enlisted May 15, 1780.” He was a physician in Southern Vermont. Dr. Todd removed to Arlington, Vermont, having previously seen Vermont while in the Continental army as he was engaged in the battle of Bennington. “He was active, resolute and Persevering, his professional reputation rising and he soon had an extensive medical practice.” He was a man of considerable literary taste and talent, and wrote many medical and other articles for the journals of the day, and on various occasions pronounced popular orations. A curious little memorandum book of his, still preserved, contains, in his own hand writing, “an abstract view of the miscellaneous writings of Timothy Todd, the unfortunate.” The catalog gives the titles of orations, contributions to magazines, poems and plays, some of which were acted, and some operas, most of them having reference to politics. He was a Freemason and termed a noted mason. He joined the military and bore a captain’s commission. Represented Arlington for at least five years in the General Assembly, and for three years he was a member of...

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Biography of Herbert Franklin Sheldon

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herbert Franklin Sheldon. The original settlers of a new state, county or city, irrespective of any intrinsic qualities which they possess, are subjects of peculiar interest to succeeding generations. Men are interested in recalling their accomplishments and delight to treasure in memory the slightest incident connected with their persons and their settlement. As the years go by the pilgrims of New England are gradually elevated from the level of ordinary humanity and placed before our contemplation on pedestals challenging the admiration and respect of posterity. Each successive step in the settlement of the country as adventurous pioneers have pushed out from the populous centers into the rapidly receding wilderness had brought to notice enterprising men who have connected their names indissolubly with rising states and embryo cities. The subject of this sketch, Herbert Franklin Sheldon, was born October 12, 1831, in the Town of Westfield, County of Chautauqua, State of New York. He is of Puritan ancestry and traces his lineage in an unbroken line for almost 300 years to one, Isaac Sheldon, who, with his brother, John, came to this country from England about the year 1624. Mr. Sheldon is of the eighth generation from Isaac. In another line he is also a lineal descendant of William Brewster, the famous Pilgrim who came to this...

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Biography of Wallace E. Stoddard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WALLACE E. STODDARD – The internal and administrative work of a large business concern is a section of the organization of such paramount importance and so vital to the success of an enterprise that specially trained and very capable men find secure and remunerative posts as secretaries, cashiers, bookkeepers, in addition having the consciousness of contributing in their own effective and indispensable way to the well-being and prosperity of the business. A man whose services in an administrative capacity and as supervisor of labor and finances has always been much appreciated by the concerns with which he has been connected, and who now holds several positions of trust is Wallace E. Stoddard. Wallace E. Stoddard is a native of Vernon, Vermont, where he was born on January 3, 1872, a son of Faith W. and Sarah Augusta (Allen) Stoddard. He received his first education in the public schools of his native town, in Brattleboro High School, Brattleboro, Vermont, and in Eastman’s Business College. After completing his education he started his business career with the Draper Corporation in Hopedale, Massachusetts, where he acted in the capacity of paymaster. His later positions were with the Williamstown Manufacturing Company, the North Pownal Vermont Manufacturing Company, in charge of their offices; as superintendent of the Greylock Mills; secretary to W....

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Biographical Sketch of James T. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES T. BROWN, manager of the Hotel Worthy, Springfield, Massachusetts, was born in Luzeme, New York, February 24, 1885. His father was William E. Brown, and his mother Jennie I. (Taylor) Brown. The father was engaged in the mill business at Norwich, and also conducted a tannery. The family removed from the New York village where the early years of Mr. Brown were passed, to Norwich, Connecticut, when he was twelve years old. There the boy attended the public schools. He completed his studies to become a hotel employe, and his chosen occupation he has followed steadily through life. After many successful ventures he became manager of the Hotel Worthy, Springfield, in 1922, and has continued in that capacity ever since. He is also manager and director of the Worthy Inn, at Manchester, Vermont, a place he has filled since 1919. In October, 1924, Mr. Brown became the lessee of the Hotel Draper, at Northampton, Massachusetts, adding that noted resort to his other properties. Mr. Brown is a member of the Oxford Country Club; and of the Masonic Club. His fraternal affiliations are with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Masonic fraternity, in which he has received the thirty-second degree, Scottish Rite. He is a member of Melha Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of...

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Biography of Coe C. Horton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (X) Coe C., son of Isaiah (2) Horton, was born at Springwater, Livingston county, New York, April 12. 1864. He attended the district schools and the Victor high school. In 1882 he engaged in the lumber trade at Avon, New York; in 1889 he came to Victor and has followed farming there to the present time. He was for four years employed by the Wabash railroad in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He was for one year in the employ of the New York Times of New York City, and three years in the furniture and hardware business in Bennington, Vermont. For seven years he was engaged in core drilling, testing mineral lands. He has a farm of ninety-two acres at Victor and fine orchards and herds of Dorset sheep. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. In politics he is a Prohibitionist, in religion a Methodist. He married, April 11, 1894, Marie Strong, born at Port Gibson, Ontario county, New York, October 3, 1861, daughter of Ashbel Strong, who was born at Waltham, Vermont, December 14, 1813, and followed his trade as painter and decorator in Port Gibson, married, December 10, 1843, Hannah (Hazen) Phelps, born in Dutchess county, March 15, 1818, died December 3, 1891. During his younger days, Mr. Strong followed...

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Biography of Isaac G. Perry

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ISAAC G. PERRY AN architect of high standing and great popularity in his profession is Isaac G. Perry, the regular capitol commissioner, whose official residence is now in Albany. Born in Bennington, Vt., of Scottish ancestry, on the 24th of March, 1822, he passed his earliest days amidst the grand, patriotic scenes of the Green mountains, breathing pure, invigorating air and laying the foundation of a strong constitution. His father, Seneca Perry, a native of White Creek, Washington County, N. Y., and a carpenter and joiner by trade, died in 1868. His mother, whose maiden name was Martha Ann Taggart, was born at Londenary, N. H., and died in 1860. She was ardently attached to the old Presbyterian faith. His grandfather was Valentine Perry, and his grandmother, Patient (Hays) Perry, both of White Creek. His grandmother on his maternal side was Mary Woodburn of Londenary, N. H. The Woodburns came from Scotland to this country at an early date, and settled in Londenary and its vicinity. His parents removed to Keeseville, Essex County, N. Y., when their son Isaac was a lad of seven years. There he attended the village school for several terms, and served an apprenticeship with his father as a carpenter and joiner, pursuing his studies in this line with the greatest enthusiasm...

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Bennington County, Vermont Census

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Bennington County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1790 Census Free 1790 Census Index Free 1790 Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Bennington County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Bennington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Bennington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Bennington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Bennington County, Vermont Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com...

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Bennington County, Vermont Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Congregational Church Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery (Arlington) Hinsdillville Historical Cemetery...

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Biography of Fred M. Myers

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now FRED M. MYERS – The large service to his profession that Mr. Myers has rendered during his practice of the law, which has been for the most part at Pittsfield, has requited him with such returns as satisfactory clientage, and thorough and skillful performance of duty secure for their devotee. As a general practitioner, and in his present popular partnership, Mr. Myers is accorded place with the advancing group of attorneys in this part of the State who grace and honor their profession with unvarying maintenance of established high standards. He is a son of Henry W. and Jennie M. Myers, his father now being retired from business. Fred M. Myers was born April 15, 1888, at Pownal, Vermont. His elementary education was received in the public and high schools of Bennington, Vermont, and taking the liberal arts course at college, he graduated second in his class at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1909, and with his Bachelor of Arts degree. Preparing himself for his vocation in the law, he then graduated at the Harvard University Law School in the class of 1912, and was admitted to practice at the bar, the same year. Mr. Myers entered into the practice of his profession in the office of Clarence P. Niles, at North Adams, in 1912, and...

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