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Location: Morrisville Vermont

Biographical Sketch of John Goodrich

John Goodrich located in Wolcott about 1839, where he married Amanda Ferrin and reared a family of seven children. In 1849, he came to this town, and, in 1855, located upon the farm now owned by his son George, on road 47. He died at Brattleboro, Vt., in...

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Biographical Sketch of Sewell Baker

Sewell Baker, from Waterford, Vt., came to this town in 1842, and located upon the farm now owned by Bliss C. Goodale. He married Betsey Brown, and they had born to them five children, four of whom are now...

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Biographical Sketch of Nehemiah French

Nehemiah French, born in New Hampshire in 1793, came to this town from Elmore, Vt., in 1842, and located upon the farm now owned by J. M. Green, on road 29. In 1819, he married Esther Green, who has borne him eight children, four of whom are living. Mr. French is now, at the age of ninety years, the oldest resident of the town. His wife is eighty-five years of age, and they have lived together sixty-five...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Gleed

Rev. John Gleed,, a Congregational minister, preached in different parts of the county about eighteen years, then, in 1858, gave up the ministry and located in this town, where he remained until his death, in September, 1869. Thomas, son of John, was born in England, received a common school education, studied law with L. D. Poland, of Morrisville, and was admitted to the bar about 1846. He held many of the town trusts here, and died August 2.9, 1861, aged thirty-five years. Philip K. Gleed, another son, studied law with his brother, and was admitted to the bar in December, 1859. He also has held many of the town and county offices, and is at the present time the State’s...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Earl

Joseph Earl, from New Hampshire, came to this town in 1801, and located upon the farm now owned by Seymour Harris. He married Sally Brockway, of Walpole, N. H., and reared a family of ten children, one of whom, Hiram, now resides here, aged eighty-three years. Joseph was ninety-five years of age at the time of his...

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Biographical Sketch of Nathaniel Goodell

Nathaniel Goodell, one of the early settlers, came here from Massachusetts. He reared a family of eight children. His son, Nathaniel, was born November 2, 1803, married Prudence Stowe, for his first wife, by whom he had five children, She died March 24, 1857. His second wife, Esther H. Goodell, now resides in Morrisville. Mr. Goodell died March 17,...

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Biographical Sketch of Zadock Smith

Zadock Smith came to this town in 1855, and located upon the farm now known as the ” Malvern place.” He died November 30 1881. Allen B., son of Zadock, came here with his father. He was assistant judge of the county court in 1874-’76, and has been a selectman several years. He married Roxana P. Jackson and has two...

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Biography of Horace Waite

Waite, Horace, of Hyde Park, son of Smith H. and Lucinda (Goodenough) Waite, was born in Fairfield, May 16, 1826. His education was obtained in the common schools of Sheldon and at Bakersfield Academy. Left an orphan at the age of five he found a home with Asa Grant with whom he remained till he arrived at man’s estate and for whom he worked seven years after attaining his majority. In 1854 he invested his carefully saved earnings in the purchase of a large farm in Eden, where he resided until 1877 when he removed to Morrisville to secure better educational advantages for his family. He has continued to give much attention to his farm, making the dairy its principal feature. He was united in marriage, Feb. 16, 1853, to Lovisa J., daughter of Benjamin H. and Lydia (McAllister) Leach. Four children are the issue: Smith B., Abbie L. (deceased), Eva B. (Mrs. Solon Abbott of Biddeford, Me.), and Martin P. Mr. Waite has always been a member of the Republican party, has often been called to office and when the town of Eden adopted the town system of schools under the optional law, Mr. Waite was elected chairman of the board. In 1865 he was elected to represent Eden in the General Assembly and served on the grand list committee. He has also served as county commissioner and...

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