Location: Bennington County VT

Biographical Sketch of Truman Powell

Truman Powell, from Manchester, Vt., came to Cambridge among the early settlers, in 1787, and located upon the old Powell homestead, on road 34. The farm was given to him by his father, Martin Powell. The deed for the same was drawn up by Gideon Ormsby, justice of the peace, in 1787, and reads as follows: “For and in consideration of the natural love and goodwill I have and bear unto my son, Truman Powell, I deed, etc.” Truman was a pensioner of the Revolution, and his son, Egbert, who now resides on the homestead, was present at the battle of Plattsburgh. Truman had a family of nine children, two of whom, Egbert, and Mrs. Patty Bently, of Chicago, are living. Egbert was born in Manchester, Vt., in 1786, and came to Cambridge with his father, so that he now, at the age of ninety-six years, is the oldest resident of the town. He has had a family of eight children, six of whom are living. Truman D., his seventh child, occupies the old farm-house, built in 1812, and has two...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Cochran

Robert Cochran, from Bennington, an early settler in the eastern part, died in old age. He reared a family of ten children, all but one of whom located in the town. Robert, his second son, born in 1790, served in the war of 1812, resided here until 1840, then removed to the West, where he died in 1850. Samantha, one of thirteen children, born in 1808, still resides...

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Biographical Sketch of Ira Morgan

Ira Morgan, of Pownal, Vt., born in 1773, came to Cambridge about 1800. In 1803, he married Mary Barber, by whom he had four children, and, in 1817, he married his second wife, Mary Phillips, this union being blessed with four children, two of whom now reside here. He died in 1848, aged seventy-five. William-S., his fifth child, born in 1817, occupies the old homestead, and has never been absent from town six consecutive...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Blaisdell

Samuel Blaisdell, from Bennington, Vt., located in the central part of the town at an early day, where he died in 1812, aged eighty years. He reared nine sons and four daughters, nearly all of whom settled in the town. Joseph, the second son, born in 1789, came with his father, and spent the remainder of his life here, excepting the last few days, which were passed where he died, in Brookfield. Of his family of nine children, only one settled in the town. Harry, his oldest son, born in 1805, still resides...

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