Surname: Hibbard

Biography of Reverend Samuel Goddard

Mr. Samuel Goddard was born at Sutton, Massachusetts, July 6, 1772. We have no information concerning his early life. His opportunities for education are said to have been scanty. After coming to manhood he was for several years in trade with a brother in Royalston, Mass. Here he married his first wife (Abigail Goddard of Athol, a town adjoining Royalston), and here his older children were born.

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The Bush Family of Norwich Vermont

Captain Timothy Bush, the progenitor of this family in town, came to Norwich in the early days of its settlement (from what place is not known). He married Deborah House, and they had ten children (five of whom were born in Norwich), viz., John Bush, married Abigail Marvin and had at least one son: George Bush. Barzilla Bush. Timothy Bush. Fairbanks Bush. Alexander Bush. Bela Bush. Harry Bush. Nathaniel Bush. Mary Bush, who married Nathaniel Seaver. Lavina Bush, who married Doctor Hamilton of Lyme, New Hampshire. Captain Bush appears as a voter in town in 1772, and March 9, 1799, he was chosen one of the board of five selectmen. He was prominent in town affairs till about the time he removed to the State of New York (about 1809), where, it is reported, he died in 1815. It is current with some persons that he ended his days here in Norwich and that he was buried in the old graveyard near the mouth of Pompanoosuc River, but no gravestone can be found to indicate his burial there. When Captain Bush located in Norwich it was in the Pompanoosuc section of the town, where he became an extensive landowner. He was one of the original proprietors of the town of Orange, Vermont, chartered by the state in August, 1781. His son, John, with Paul Brigham, Nathaniel Seaver, John Hibbard, Elihu White, and John White, were other...

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Migration of Families out of Norwich VT

At the first enumeration of the inhabitants of eastern Vermont, as made by the authority of New York in 1771, Norwich was found to be the most populous of all the towns of Windsor County, having forty families and 206 inhabitants. Windsor followed with 203, and Hartford was third with 190. The aggregate population of the county (ten towns reported) was then but 1,205, mostly confined to the first and second tiers of towns west of the Connecticut River. Twenty years later, in 1791, Hartland led all the towns of the county with 1,652 inhabitants, Woodstock and Windsor coming next with 1,605 and 1,542 respectively. Exceptional causes made the little town of Guilford (now numbering scarcely more than one thousand inhabitants), till after the year 1800, the most populous town in the state. In Norwich, the great falling off in the size of families in recent years is seen in the fact, that in the year 1800, the number of children of school age was 604, out of a total population of 1,486, while in 1880 with a nearly equal population (1,471) it was but 390. In the removal of large numbers of the native-born inhabitants by emigration, we must find the principal cause of the decline of our rural population. Preeminently is this true of Norwich. The outflow of people began very early and now for more than...

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History of Norwich Vermont Education

From the town records it appears that the first attempt to divide the town into school districts, was at a town meeting held November 19, 1782, when John Slafter, Elijah Brownson, Ithamar Bartlett, Joseph Loveland, Paul Bingham, Joseph Hatch, Daniel Baldwin, Abel Wilder and Samuel Brown, Jr., were made a committee for that purpose. Soon thereafter the committee reported that they “could effect nothing on the business of their appointment,” and were discharged. No further move in town meeting towards districting the town for school purposes appears to have been made until March 30, 1785, when, on petition of...

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First Settlements in Norwich Vermont

Having glanced thus briefly at the action of the Norwich proprietors in opening a way to reach their new township in the wilderness, and in dividing up a portion of its surface into lots suitable to become the homesteads of future settlers, let us pause a moment and see what had meantime been done in the work of actual settlement. I am indebted to Rev. Edmund F. Slafter of Boston for an interesting account of what was unquestionably the first attempt at settlement made within the limits of the town. I quote from the Slafter Memorial: “Samuel Slafter [of Mansfield, Connecticut], the father of John Slafter, being an original proprietor, and being at the first meeting chosen treasurer of the corporation, took a deep interest in the settlement of the town. At his suggestion, his son John made a journey through the forests of New Hampshire in 1762, to examine the territory and report upon the advantages it might offer as a place of settlement. He found it pleasantly situated on the western banks of the Connecticut, with a good soil, but for the most part of an uneven, hilly surface. He reported it well watered, not only by the Connecticut but by several small, clear streams, and by one more important one called the Ompompanoosuc, an Indian name signifying ‘the place of very white stones’ whose waters emptied...

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Hibbard, C. R. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Hibbard Answers Call  Mrs. C. R. Hibbard, who has been ill for some time, passed on late yesterday here. Funeral services will b held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Snodgrass and Zimmerman chapel with Reverend William Crosby Ross, of the Presbyterian church, to deliver the funeral sermon. The burial will take place in the Summerville cemetery. The deceased was born January 30, 1876, at Summerville and was married to C. R. Hibbard June 10, 1901. She leaves two children, Reid and Dick; two sisters and one brother. One brother and her parents preceded her to the Great Beyond. The surviving relatives are Lucy Wade, of La Grande; Mrs. Albert Conover, of Payette, Idaho, and William Wade, of Elgin. Mrs. Hibbard attended Willamette University and later taught in the public schools. She was loved and admired by all who knew her and her loss is sincerely mourned by a large number of friends. La Grande Evening Observer Wednesday August 6, 1924 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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Albert Lyon Hibbard

Sergt., Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Craven County; the son of A. E. and Mamie Hibbard. Entered service June 27, 1916, at New Bern, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, from there to Camp Merritt, and then to France. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July, 1917. Sergt. Sept., 1918. Fought at Bellicourt Sector, Ypres. Wounded at Battle of Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Gun shot in the left thigh. Sent to Hospital Trouville No. 72. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 7,...

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Anna Danforth Todd Paddock of Dalton MA

PADDOCK, Anna Danforth Todd7, (John6, Timothy5, Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1841, married March 11, 1867, Frank Kittredge Paddock, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a physician. She resides in Dalton, Mass. Children: I. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1868, d. April 13, 1868. II. Rose, b. July 21, 1869, m. Fred G. Crane, of Dalton, Mass. He was a paper manufacturer. III. Alice, b. July 26, 1871, m. Charles Hibbard, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a lawyer. IV. Mary Todd, b. Feb. 10, 1874, d. Feb. 9, 1879. V. Frank Eugene, b. April 26, 1876, drowned in Pontusic Lake, Pittsfield, Mass. VI. Brace Whitman, b. Aug. 14, 1878, m. Elizabeth, daughter of W. R. Plunkett, of Pittsfield....

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Biographical Sketch of Hibbard, H. C.

Hibbard, H. C. attorney-at-law, and insurance agent, first came to Russell County, Kan. in May, 1871, farmed until 1874, and came to Russell village, where he engaged in the practice of law, was born in Fulton County, Ill. Enlisted in January, 1864, in Company I, Eighth Illinois Cavalry, participated in all the battles of his command, mustered out at Benton Barracks, Mo., June 17, 1865. He came to Kansas in September of the same year, located in Johnson County. He attended the State University at Lawrence in 1870. Previous to the latter dates he also taught school, was married in 1878 to Miss Sonora White of Franklin County, Ind. They have one child, Duane Hibbord (sic), born in 1879. Mr. Hibbard was the first superintendent of schools in Russell County, has served as Deputy Register of Deeds one and one half years. Has served as Police Judge and Deputy County Attorney. He was admitted to bar practice November 16, 1876, in District Court of Russell...

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