Collection: Gazetteer of Lamoille County Vermont for 1883-84

Biographical Sketch of Asa Kimball

Asa Kimball, an early settler, first located in Stowe Hollow, where he resided six or seven years, then removed to road 6, locating upon the farm now owned by his son Luke. Mr. Kimball was born in Lisbon, Conn., and died on the old homestead, December 14, 1865, aged eighty-seven years. Luke was born on the farm he now...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Scribner

Samuel Scribner, a native of Maine, brought his family to Stowe at an early day, the fifth to locate in the town, and settled upon the farm now owed by George Harris. His family was large, consisting of nine sons and three daughters, whose support lie with difficulty sustained. Mr. Scribner remained here about fourteen years, then removed to what was at that time the “far West,” near the present city of Rochester, N. Y., where he subsequently died, aged ninety-one years. Noah, his third son, was eight years of age when the family came here, and about six months after was bound out to Joel Harris, to work for his board. He remained with Mr. Harris but about three years, however, when he went to reside with Asahel Raymond. On arriving at a mature age he married Philinda Shaw, of Barre, and settled upon the farm where Nathaniel Moody now resides. By hard labor and economy he gradually added to his possessions, till at the time of his death he owned three fine farms. He died January 17, 1873, aged eighty-nine years and fifteen days. Three of his six children now reside in Stowe, Clark, aged seventyfour, Noah, aged sixty-five, and Robert, aged fifty-eight...

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Biographical Sketch of Horace Powers

Horace Powers, from Croydon, N. H., came to this town in 1832. He first located at the Four Corners, where he remained until 1856, then removed to Morrisville, where he died, in December, 1867. He was a physician and surgeon by profession, and practiced until his death. In 1833, he married Love E. Gillman, who still survives him, and who bore to him three children two sons and a daughter. The daughter died when only three years of age. George E. was a sergeant in Co. E, 3d Vt. Vols., and died of diphtheria, February 6, 1862, while home on a furlough. H. Henry was born here May 29, 1835, began his education at Morrisville, and graduated at Burlington in 1855. In 1866, he commenced reading law with Thomas Gleed, and. was admitted to the bar in May, 1858, since which time he has practiced his profession in this town and in Hyde Park. He represented the town of Hyde Park in 1858, Morristown in 1874, was State senator in 1872, and State’s attorney for the county in 1861-’62, speaker of the house in 1874, and was elected judge of the supreme court in the autumn of that year, a position he still...

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Biographical Sketch of Nelson L. Lanphear

Nelson L. Lanphear, residing on road 36, is a son of Lyman Lanphear, one of the early settler of Hyde Park. He was born in that town August 23, 1822. In 1849, he purchased loo acres of wild land in this town upon which he erected a log house, and in 1850, he married Sarah M. Peake, daughter of Thomas Peake, one of the early settlers of the county, and together they began life in the woods of Wolcott, where they have reared a family of four children. Mr. Lanphear’s mother was a daughter of Seth Hubbell, the first pioneer of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Lebbens Spaulding

Lebbens Spaulding, from New Hampshire, came to Morristown in 1810, and settled upon the farm now occupied by Frank Spaulding, on road 80, where he resided until his death, about 1868. Of his family of eight children, four are now living. Charles, in Craftsbury, Vt., J. W., Jefferson, and Isaac, in this town. Lebbens was captain of a militia company for many years, and . built upon his farm the second saw-mill erected in the...

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Biographical Sketch of F. T. George

F. T, George was born in Stowe, Vt., February 6, 1811, a son of Caleb, who was one of the early settlers of that town. In 1832, he came to this town, where he has since resided. He married Mary Atherton, and has been blessed with a family of three children, Josiah A., Harriet E., wife of Harrison B. George, and Mary E., wife of C. A....

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Biographical Sketch of Moses McFarland

Moses McFarland was born in Marietta, Ohio, June 25, 1821, coming to Waterville when about three years old, where he has since resided. He married Livonia, oldest daughter of Stephen and Asenath Brown Leach, and settled upon the home farm. In 1854, he removed from West hill to the village, his father and mother accompanying him, where he was successively engaged in manufacturing, hotel-keeping, and farming, always putting that energy into whatever he did that roused all other business of the village into renewed and greater activity. In 1861, he enlisted as a volunteer in the Eighth Vermont regiment, serving to the end of the war, and returning as captain of Co. A. He removed from the village to the Stephen Leach farm, on West hill, in 1874, where he has since...

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