Collection: Gazetteer of Lamoille County Vermont for 1883-84

Biographical Sketch of William Small

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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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Biographical Sketch of Solomon Stow

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Solomon Stow, from New Hampshire, came to this town about 1812, and located near the central part of the town, where he reared a family of ten children. He was born November 19, 1777, and died July 27, 3845. None of his family except Haven P. are now living. He was born June 28, 1820, married a Miss Bridge, and has two children, Fluella R. and Anna...

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Biographical Sketch of John West

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John West, from Northfield, Vt., came to Morristown in 1837, where he resided until his death, in 1869, aged seventy-three years. Mr. West held many of the town offices, discharging his duties in a most acceptable manner. His son is now proprietor of the Vermont...

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Biographical Sketch of Timothy Terrill

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Timothy Terrill, from Fletcher, Vt., came to Morristown in the autumn of 1817, resided here until 1828, when he removed to Underhill, where he died, about 1833. Moses, son of Timothy, born May 9, 1799, came here with his father and located upon the farm now owned by his son, N. A. Terrill, on road 2, where he resided until about 1848, when he removed to the farm now occupied by R. S. Gallup, and a few years previous to his death located in Cady’s Falls. Moses married Matilda Weld, by whom he had three children, two of whom are living. For his second wife he married Minerva Calkins, rearing seven children, four of whom are living. He was possessed of strict integrity, was an excellent judge of property, strictly temperate, economical and just in all his dealings, and by the exercise of these virtues he not only gained the regard and affection of his neighbors, but also amassed a handsome property. He never sought office, but was frequently elected as one of the selectmen and listers. In his early years he was identified in politics with the then popular Democratic party, and was elected and served as a member of the legislature, in 1843. When the question of the extension of slavery was agitated he...

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Biographical Sketch of E. M. Edwards

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E. M. Edwards came to this town from Johnson, Vt., in 1837, and located upon the farm he now occupies. He has three children, Adelia M., Charles S., and Mary...

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Biographical Sketch of Elijah Lyman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elijah Lyman, from Pomfret, Vt., came here in 1818, and located in the northern part of the town, where he married Lydia Chamberlin and reared eight children, three of whom are living, as follows: Harriet, wife of Enos Cady, of Iowa , George W., residing in Cambridge, and Erastus P., of this town. Mrs. Lyman died in 1843, and Elijah in...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. George W. Hendee

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hon. George W. Hendee was born in Stowe, Vt., November 30, 1832. When about six years of age he came with his parents to this town. He attended school at the People’s Academy, studied law with Thomas Gleed, was admitted to the bar in 1855, and has practiced here since 1858. He represented the town in 1861-’62, was State senator in 1866, ’67 and ’68, was elected lieutenant-governor in 1869, served three months, when, upon the death of Gov. P. T. Washburn, he succeeded him and held the office to the close of the term, and was in congress from 1873 to 1879, since which time he has attended to his practice...

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Wells

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Moses Wells, a soldier of the revolutionary war, settled in this town about 1800, upon the farm now owned by his grandson, L. H. Hadley. He died November 22, 1839, aged eighty-two...

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Biographical Sketch of Ivory Luce

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ivory Luce, born in Hartland, Vt., came to Stowe in 1806, locating on road 53, where he resided until his death, in 1870, aged eighty-eight years and fourteen days. He reared a family of ten children, as follows : Peltiah R., Joshua, Luther, Almon D., Albert, William B., George, Lucinda, Betsey, and Harriet, all of whom live in the town except Peltiah, Luther, and Almon,...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Allen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Isaac Allen, from Randolph, Vt., came to Morristown in 1818, and located upon the farm now owned by his son, Ephraim E. He reared a family of six children, all of whom are living. He died May 28, 1871, aged eighty-two years. His wife died February 11, 1845, aged forty-three years. Ephraim E. was born here in 1822, married Ruth M. Loveland, and has two...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph E. Noyes

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph E. Noyes, son of Oliver Noyes, came to this town about 1818, married Sarah Sawyer, and built the brick house now standing on the corner of Main and High streets, where he resided until his death, August 30, 1830. Mr. Noyes was engaged in mercantile pursuits, carried on two farms, and dealt largely in real estate. Mrs. Noyes died about thirty years ago, leaving four...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Douglass

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jonathan Douglass, from Richmond, Vt., came here in 1825, and located upon the farm he now occupies, on road 71. He married Sally Cole and reared ten children, six of whom are...

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Biographical Sketch of Stephen Gile

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stephen Gile came to Morristown, from Lebanon, N. H., in 1826, and located upon the farm now owned by his son, Eli B. He reared a family of nine children, and died in 1870. His wife died during the same year. Two of their children now reside in the. town, Abigail, wife of James Cross, and S. S., the third selectman of the town. S. S. has also been a justice of the peace several...

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