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Biographical Sketch of Major Simeon Wheeler

MAJOR SIMEON WHEELER, son of Simeon and Lucy Putnam Wheeler, and grandson of Dea. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born at Newport in August, 1815, and died at Demopolis, Alabama, in February, 1864. He graduated at Norwich University in 1840, and for some time after was engaged in teaching at the South. He pursued his legal studies at Charlottesville, Va., and practiced law with success for a number of years at Portsmouth, in the same State. He took an active part in the political discussions of the day, and was a delegate to the General Assembly of the State. He was married to a lady of Portsmouth, who had estates in Alabama, which required his personal attention, and soon after lie removed to Demopolis in that State, where he was a successful planter until the time of his death. He was generous, ardent and impulsive. With a clear intellect, active temperament, good scholarship, and decided opinions, he had great influence over those with whom he associated. His wife survives...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Sargent

JOSEPH SARGENT, a brother of the above, married Lucinda, daughter of Benj. Skinner, Esq. For a while he was engaged as high-school teacher. He studied theology, and became a Universalist clergyman-was quite talented. He was Chaplain in the army, and died in the...

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Biographical Sketch of William Sherman

WILLIAM SHERMAN came to Croydon from Barre, Mass., in 1797, and died Feb. 19, 1855, aged 79 years, leaving a large family. He is remembered as an upright farmer. Of him it, might be said, as of one of old: “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no...

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Whipple

MOSES WHIPPLE, son of Jacob Whipple, was born at Grafton, Mass., in 1733, and came to Croydon in 1766, bringing three sons, Thomas, Aaron and Moses, and one daughter, Jerusha. His was one of the first three families that cane to town. Having a complete mastery of his passions, well educated, intelligent, distinguished for energy and decision of character, warm-hearted, hospitable and generous to all, lie was well calculated to be-what he indeed was-a father to the town. It is said of him that, so great was the respect entertained for him by his townsmen, his word was law in all local matters. He was elected to more offices than any other man who has ever belonged to Croydon. He was a Captain of the militia, and chairman of the ” Committee of Safety” Through the Revolutionary struggle. It was often remarked of him by his contemporaries, that he was a Washington in the sphere in which he moved. He was a deacon for thirty years. In 1809 he removed to Charlestown, N. H., where he spent, with his eldest son, the remainder of his life. He died in 1814, aged 83 years. (See also speech of Thomas Whipple, Esq.) From him and SAMUEL WHIPPLE have descended the Whipples. BENJAMIN, eleventh child of Moses Whipple, now living at Berlin, Vt., is nearly ninety years of...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Whipple

THOMAS WHIPPLE, son of Moses, married Thankful Powers, and settled at Charlestown, N. H., and raised up a large family. AARON married Matilda Cooper and settled in the south part of the town, near Coit Mountain, on the farm so long and so well occupied by his son MOSES WHIPPLE previous to his retirement to his present life of comparative leisure at the Flat. Aaron, “In fair round belly, with good capon lined,” relished a...

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Biographical Sketch of David Ward

DAVID WARD, the eldest son of Josiah Ward, a physician, after practicing awhile in New York, and at Adrian, Mich., removed to Illinois, where he died. JOSIAH, Jr., a lawyer, after studying his profession, went first to Adrian, Mich., where he held an honorable position in his calling, but afterwards removed to Nevada, where he died in 1865. He was District Attorney. ALFRED married Randilla, daughter of Col. Samuel Powers, remains on the homestead and is a worthy and successful farmer. He was Representative in 1853 and 1854. DANIEL was born June 10, 1810. He turned his attention to medicine; graduated at Castleton, Vt., in 1834. He married Mary Ann, daughter of Capt. Zina Goldthwait, and settled at Marseilles, Ill., where he has been highly successful in his professional and pecuniary...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Whipple

THOMAS WHIPPLE, son of Daniel Whipple, and greatgrandson of Moses Whipple, an intelligent farmer and practical surveyor, has long taken a deep interest in the cause of education, and for many years has had the general charge of the schools in Charlestown, N. H., his place of residence. He has a well educated family, some of them graduates at Meriden. He is a correct business man ; was a candidate for County Treasurer in 1856, receiving the full vote of his...

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Biographical Sketch of David Warren

DAVID WARREN, the head of one of the three families that came to town in 1766, was born in Grafton, Mass., in 1742. He married Prudence Whipple, sister of Capt. Moses Whipple, and also to the mother of Rev. Jacob Haven. Not long after their arrival, a most trying incident occurred: Mr. W. went away to work, the wife leaving her infant on the bed and two little ones running about the house, took her pail and went out a little way to the spring for water; in attempting to return, she lost her way, and the more she sought to regain it the more she became bewildered. Fearing she might wander away and be lost, she sat down upon a log and there remained until her husband’s return at nightfall, when his loud outcry soon restored the lost, anxious, aching-hearted mother to her sacred little charge. PRUDENCE WARREN, daughter of David, married Dea. Abel Wheeler, of Newport, and has several noted descendants. DANIEL WARREN, Son of David Warren, Jr., a Congregational clergyman, was settled at Waterbury, Vt.; died at Lowell,...

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