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Norwich Vermont in the Revolutionary War

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This committee was five in number: Deacon Joseph Smalley, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hatch, Captain Hezekiah Johnson and John Hopson. There is much reason to believe, however, that this was not the first Committee of Safety that acted for the town; but was a new committee selected to conform to a recommendation made to the towns in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties by the Convention at Westminster which declared the independence of Vermont the preceding January. 1Governor and Council, Vol. I, p. 47. It is pretty certain that a company of militia was organized in Norwich as early as the year 1774 or 1775. Of this company Peter Olcott was chosen Captain and Thomas Murdock, Ensign, doubtless by the votes of the men enrolled in the same. The company was probably a purely voluntary organization of patriotic young men, in Colonel Seth Warner‘s regiment of Rangers in 1775, in the continental service. Colonel Timothy Bedell, of Haverhill, N. H., also raised a regiment the...

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John Root Todd of Northampton MA

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Root Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 3, 1847, in Northampton, Mass., at the old homestead where he also died Aug. 30, 1891, married Oct. 17, 1871, Agnes Mary, daughter of George and Jane Eliza (Norton) Hammond, who was born Feb. 19, 1848, and in 1919, is living with her youngest daughter. He was born, lived all his life and died at the old homestead in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass. The farm was bequeathed him by his father in 1882, on which he lived an honest and quiet farmers life. He was elected to the Common Council for his ward, but did not attend many meetings before he became disgusted with politics and politicians. Children: *2346. George Iru, b. Sept. 3, 1872. 2347. Marion Hull, b. Dec. 27, 1874, m. Sept. 25, 1900, Frank B., son of Charles and(???)(Pierce) Hosford, of Haydenville, Mass., where they now (1919) reside on his fathers farm. They have no children. *2348. Mabel Julianna, b. Oct. 12, 1878. 2349. Ina Estella, b. April 19, 1882, m. April 21, 1913, John D. Lamb, who was born in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 1919, they were living in Springfield, Mass., no children. *2350. Leslie Root, b. Sept. 11,...

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Biography Of Clitus B. Hosford

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Clitus B. Hosford. The Hosford family is one of the oldest in Kansas, dating back to territorial times. The three generations have been represented in this state by men of force and ability and of that initiative which brings constructive results in any community. Dr. William Hosford, the founder of the family in Kansas, came to this territory from Ohio in 1858. He homesteaded a tract of 160 acres in Jefferson County, and developed his claim though he was a physician by profession and immediately undertook to meet the heavy demands upon his professional skill. He was a native of Vermont, and accompanying him in his removal to Kansas were his wife, three sons and three daughters. He was one of the earliest physicians in Jefferson County, and became a man of great influence and usefulness in that locality. Much of his practice was given gratuitously since the early settlers were poor, and had all they could do to provide the necessities of life and could not pay for medical attention. Doctor Hosford’s home became a station on the underground railway during the years before the war, and he was a determined abolitionist and took an active part in the free state movement. Doctor Hosford died in 1879. His oldest son is Ovando Hosford, who now...

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Biography of Howard W. Hosford

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HOWARD W. HOSFORD, who has risen from humble beginnings to the position of general manager of the Norwood Manufacturing Company, of Florence, a village of Northampton, Massachusetts, has also given of his valued services, technical knowledge and administrative capacity to his home city, having served four consecutive terms twelve years, as a member of the City Water Commission, a body whose offices and powers are of immense importance to the domestic, industrial and civic life as well as to the healthfulness of the community in general. In performing this duty to the city, Mr. Hosford has exhibited the dependable and efficient qualities demanded by the municipality in the administration of perhaps its most important department. Mr. Hosford is the son of Charles L and Harriett I. Hosford, and was born in Winsted, Connecticut, September 7, 5869. When he was in his early boyhood he removed with his parents to Haydenville, Massachusetts, where he attended the local schools. Upon leaving school he entered the employ of the Haydenville Manufacturing Company, and soon became proficient in mechanical drafting. He later was assigned to the sales force of that concern and made the New York office his headquarters, traveling from that point to meet the company’s customers. He continued in that capacity until 1905, and in that year he...

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