Collection: Gazetteer of Lamoille County Vermont for 1883-84

Biographical Sketch of Jabez Willey

Jabez Willey, son of Eben Willey, born in Peacham, Vt., July 22, 1801, came to this town in July, 1840, and still resides here, aged eighty-two years. He was the first Universalist preacher in the town, and has often traveled six or eight miles on the Sabbath to preach in some school-house of this or adjoining towns, and even now, at his advanced age, the Universalist society has no more earnest and able advocate than Jabez...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin F. Carlton

Benjamin F. Carlton was born at Windham, Vt., July 15, 1803, and came to this town in 1828. He married Betsey Lathrop, by whom he had four children, one of whom, John B., now resides here, on road 24. Mr. Carlton died June 3. 1879. His wife survived his death until September 22, 1882, aged eighty four years and ten...

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Biographical Sketch of Luther Andrus

Luther Andrus, with his family, came to Wolcott from Orange county, Vt., in 1847, and purchased 100 acres of land where C. E. Fisher now resides, where he died in 1863, aged eighty-one years. Mark L., located on road 3, is the only one of his five children now...

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Biographical Sketch of Lucien H. Hadley

Lucien H. Hadley, son of Abraham Hadley, was born February 12, 1816. At the age of twelve years he came to this town to reside with his grandfather, Moses, on road 36. He married Caroline C. Bingham, and had born to him three children, James M., Jane M., wife of A. B. Spurges, and Elmer V., all of whom reside on the same road. Lucien has resided on the same farm since...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin Trow

Franklin Trow, a native of Barre, and son of George Trow, one of the early settlers of that town, removed to Woodbury in 1821, where he subsequently died. His son Franklin came to this town in 1851, and purchased a farm on road 21, now owned by his son, with whom he lives at the age of seventy-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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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Vernon W. Waterman

Hon. Vernon W. Waterman was born in Johnson, Vt., July 30, 1811. When three years of age he went with his farther to Montpelier, Vt., to live, and remained there until nineteen years of age, when he came to Morristown to reside with his uncle, Hon. David P. Noyes, who was engaged in mercantile pursuits. At the age of twenty-one years he entered into partnership with Mr. Noyes, continuing the connection about eight years, when he engaged in business for himself, at Cady’s Falls. For his first wife Mr. Waterman married Adaline Cady, of Stowe, by whom he had two children, George L., now an attorney-at-law, of Hyde Park, and Caroline E., wife of Hon. H. H. Powers, of Morrisville. Mrs. Waterman died April 23, 1843 , Mr. Waterman then married Amanda S. Wales, daughter of Hon. Geo. E. Wales, of Hartford, Vt., February 26, 1846, this union being blessed with three children, only one of whom is now living. Mr. Waterman has held many positions of trust, among which that of representative in the legislature for 1844-’45, he was also assistant judge of the county court two terms, sheriff two terms, and has been postmaster at Cady’s Falls ever since the office was established there, in 1858. He has also attended every court held in Lamoille county since its organization, in 3835, was court auditor for nearly thirty...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Septimus Robinson

Rev. Septimus Robinson, a Congregational minister, came to this town in 1835. He was pastor of the Congregational church for twenty-five, years, and died in 1860. Six of his seven children now are living, one, James C., in this town. He has been postmaster at Morrisville since...

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Biographical Sketch of William Small

William Small, of Amherst, N. H., served all through the revolutionary war, and at its close received an honorable discharge, and the balance of his pay due in Continental money, which was almost worthless at that time. In 18,2, with Patience, his wife, and six children, he removed to this town. The two eldest children, William and George, remained in Amherst until 1818, when they too came to the town. George was born at Amherst, July 1, 1789. The same year he came to Morristown he married Orpha Wilkins, of Amherst, who still survives him. As a result of this union there were born five sons and five daughters. Dr. J. B. Small, of Winooski, Frank and Hiram, of this town, and L. S. Small, of Hyde Park. Mrs. W. T. Herrick, and Mary, widow of E. H. Blossom, of Winooski, survive him. Mr. Small led a very exemplary life, both public and domestic. He died May 26, 1875. William yet resides...

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Biographical Sketch of Baruch Darling

Baruch Darling was born in Croydon, N. H., January 10, 1799, and came to this town in 1835, and settled upon the farm he now occupies. He married Martha Shaw and reared a family of six children, five of whom are now living, four in this town. Mrs. Darling died September 27, 1882, aged eighty-four years and six months. Of their children, Chester, Alden, Plumy and Sarah, wife of Solomon Goodale, reside in this...

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Biographical Sketch of Jesse C. Holmes

Jesse C. Holmes, from Petersboro, N. H., came to Waterville at an early date, and located where the village now is. Here he resided until 1860, then went to live with his son-in-law, Ober D. Rogers, on road 13, where he died in April, 1876, aged ninety years. Mr. Holmes was among the first advocates of the “free soil ” issue in the town, which claims the honor of sending the first “free soil” representative to the...

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