Daniel Rugg, one of the early settlers of Hinsdale, came from Framingham, Mass., and located as a farmer in the northeastern part of the town, where Daniel Freeman now lives. Here he commenced his pioneer life, on a small clearing, and lived in a log cabin until he built the house now occupied by Mr. Freeman. He reared a family of nine children. none of whom are now living, and attained the age of over eighty years. Elijah, his oldest son, a farmer, located in Windham,. Vt. Nathan, the second son, remained on the homestead with his father, married Sally Gray and reared eleven children, six of whom are living, four in this vicinity, viz.: Mrs. Sarah A. Marsh, a widow, in the village; Hannah H. (Mrs. Erastus Butler), on River street; Fanny (Mrs. Elihu Blanchard). on Main street; and Levi G., a farmer near the town line in Winchester- Nathan Rugg attained the age of eighty-three years and died on the homestead. The other children of Daniel were Betsey, who married Harry Ide, and settled in town; Sally, who married Ivah Newton, a cooper, and also settled here; Daniel, who located in Salem, Mass., where he was a tallow chandler; John, who located in Portsmouth, N. H., also a tallow chandler; and Nellie, who married Pliny Smith, a farmer, and settled in Hinsdale. This family was noted for its longevity, one of its members, Sally, having attained the age of nearly l00 years.
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