Biographical Sketch of Israel Thomas
Daniel, Amos, Israel, and Nathan Thomas, sons of one of the early pioneers, all settled here themselves as pioneers. Nathan married Marion Coats, and settled as a farmer in the northern part of the town. His children were Nathan, Charles, Frederick, Gideon, Thankful, Eunice, Electa and Marion. Nathan Thomas, Jr., was born in Fort Hinsdale, and settled on the place where his son Franklin and Waldo Rouillard now reside. He married Abigail Butler, and had born to him ten children, only two of whom now reside in the town-Mrs. Ellen Tyler and Franklin. The latter, at the age of seventy-three years, resides on the homestead with his son-in-law, Waldo Rouillard. Nathan, Jr., continued to reside on the place upon which he first settled, until his death, at the advanced age of ninety-five years. Charles, son of Nathan, Sr., was also born in Fort Hinsdale. in 1776. He married Sally Barrett and settled as a farmer on the Brattleboro road. His children were Perley, Arnold, William, Ann and Nathan.