Brydia, David J., Ferrisburgh, Panton p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on July 24, 1830. He is a general farmer and now owns and occupies the old homestead, which has been in the family for one hundred years. He was married in 1850 to Catharine Gregory, of Ferrisburgh, Vt., and by her had a family of three children — Hettie (born in 1856, married Edgar Torrey, and now has four children), Ira (born in 1858, married Carrie Dayfoot, by whom he has a family of two children, Mattie and Cora), Cora (was born in 1867 and died on May 3, 1883). Catharine was a daughter of John and Esther (Van Curler) Gregory. Esther was a daughter of Jacob Van Curler, of Washington county, N. Y. John Gregory was born in North Carolina in 1793, and died in 1878. He settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1814, and enlisted in the army from New York city; served under General McDonough until the close of the war, when he was discharged. After his discharge he settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on the farm on which he died. David J. Brydia was a son of Ruben and Ids M. (Blakley) Brydia. Ruben was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1810, and his wife was born in 1812. They were married in 1829, and had one son born to them, David J. Ruben Brydia was a son of David and Clarissa Brydia.
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