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The Emerson Brothers of Norwich Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now About the year 1792, Elihu Emerson, just then arrived at his majority, came to Norwich Vermont from Westfield, Massachusetts; followed in 1795 by Joseph and later by Thomas, two younger brothers. These young men became heads of families, and were prominent residents in town for many years. Elihu was a blacksmith by trade, and carried on business in a shop that he built a short distance north of his residence on “Norwich Plain” For his first wife Mr. Emerson married Thankful Grant, and for his second wife Cynthia Brooks. The first wife died in 1834, aged fifty-eight years, and the second wife in 1861, aged eighty years, Mr. Emerson following them in 1873, at the advanced age of over one hundred and two years. He died at his daughter’s in Leicester, Massachusetts, from which place his remains were brought to Norwich and placed in the village cemetery. . By his first wife Mr. Emerson had three daughters: Charlotte, who married John Milton Partridge of Norwich; Harriet, who married Doctor Austin Flint, of Leicester, Massachusetts; and Julia, who never married. Mr. Emerson was a very agile man until well along in years, placing his hands on his horse’s back and mounting thereon from the ground on the seventy-first anniversary of his birth. Joseph and Thomas were inclined...

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John Gyles Captivity Narrative – Indian Captivities

John Gyles captivity narrative provides a stunning display of Abenaki culture and lifestyle, as it was in the 1690’s. John was 10 years old when he was taken captive in the attack on Pemaquid (Bristol Maine) and his narrative provides an accounting of his harrowing treatment by his Indian captors, as well as the three years exile with his French owners at Jemseg New Bruswick. His faith in Christ remains central in the well-being of his mind throughout his ordeal.

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Moore, Minnie Stoughton – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Minnie O. Moore, 68 years old, wife of Otis (Alvie) Moore, died at her home, 1002 South West street at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after a long illness. She had suffered six paralytic strokes, the first one thirteen years ago. Mrs. Moore had been an invalid for ten years. She was born in Douglas county, Illinois July 26, 1875 and was the daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Belinda Stoughton. She had spent all her life in this county with the exception of eight years she spent in Illinois. The deceased had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past nineteen years. She married Mr. Moore February 19, 1893. He survives with two of the six children, Frank D. Moore, of the Armstrong & Moore Real Estate and Insurance dealers, of this city and Paul B. Moore, at home. She also leaves four brothers, Claybourne, of Alexandria; Robert of Bartholomew county and Thomas and George Stoughton, both of this city; two grandchildren, Jean Ann and John Edward. Mrs. Moore’s parents were pioneers of Shelby county. Her father was a Baptist minister. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Blue River Baptist church of Jackson township. Funeral rites will be held at the late home at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor of...

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Oltman, Emma May Stoughton – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Tragedy interrupted preparations for what would otherwise have been a pleasant family dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sardis McQueen, near Clifford, in Bartholomew county, when Mrs. Emma May Oltman, 52 years old, wife of William A. Oltman, of Jackson township in Shelby county, fell from a kitchen doorway to the hard floor of a fruit cellar below, fracturing her skull and breaking her neck. She died fifteen minutes later, at about 11:30 o’clock. Mrs. Oltman was a sister of Thomas and George Stoughton of Shelbyville. She and her husband and two of their children, Robert Samuel and Mary Katherine Oltman, had gone to the McQueen home earlier on Sunday morning to be dinner guests of the McQueen’s. Mr. McQueen is an uncle of Mrs. Oltman. She made no outcry when she fell. Others in the room did not realize what had happened until they heard the sound of her fall. The body was taken to the Fix & Son mortuary here in an ambulance, summoned immediately after the accident. Death had occurred before the ambulance arrived. Besides the husband and the two children and brothers already mentioned, Mrs. Oltman leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Hughes, of Jackson township, and Mrs. Jerry Lewis, of Edinburg; two brothers, Robert Stoughton, of Hendricks township, and...

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Sylvanus Todd of Litchfield County CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sylvanus Todd7, (Jonathan6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 18, 1828, in New Milford, Conn., died Sept. 20, 1891, married in 1848, Lucy A., daughter of Solomon and Emeline (Davis) Moulthroup, who was born Jan. 13, 1826, in Litchfield, Conn., died March 27, 1914, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stoughton, in Bethlehem, Conn. Children: 1551. George M., b. April 16, 1849, d. May 10, 1873, of Spinal Meningetis, never married. 1552. Martha E., b. Oct. 9, 1850, m. Jan. 13, 1874, Frank Stoughton. They adopted a boy, William Stoughton, who m. and had Herman F., b. June 27, 1899; (2) Bernice J. M., b. Oct. 3, 1900. 1553. Mary E., b. Nov. 24, 1852, d. May 30, 1866, of Spinal Meningetis, and was buried in Warren,...

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Stoughton, John Wesley – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The Evening Republican, October 5, 1925, p. 1. John Stoughton, 74, retired farmer and life-long resident of this county, died suddenly Saturday night [October 3, 1925] about 6:30 o’clock at his home in St. Louis Crossing, death resulting from neuralgia of the heart. Funeral services will be held at the Hawpatch Baptist Church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Burial in Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Stoughton was born and reared in Flatrock township near Clifford, and spent practically all his life in that neighborhood. Throughout his life, until a few years ago when he retired, he had engaged in farming at which he was most successful. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a most highly respected man. He had been in declining health for some time suffering from hardening of the arteries, but was able to be up and about. Saturday he came to Columbus and spent most of the day here, returning to St. Louis Crossing in the late afternoon. After arriving there he spent some time in a store, and later went to his home. He complained to his wife that he was feeling ill and asked her to get a hot water bottle for him. Mrs. Stoughton prepared the bottle and was heating more water when Mr. Stoughton was taken much...

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