Biographical Sketch of Doctor Franklin Bond
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Bond, Doctor Franklin, Cornwall, was born in Cornwall, Addison county, Vt,, on April 15, 1821. He was a son of Asa and Lucy (Janes) Bond. Asa Bond was born in Chelsea, Orange county, Vt. He came to Addison county about 1811, and in 1812 he purchased a portion of the place which is now owned by his son, Franklin Bond. He was a tanner and currier by trade, a business which he followed for many years. He had a family of eight children, six of whom are now living. The latter part of his life he devoted entirely to farming. His death occurred in February, 1868. Doctor Franklin Bond was educated in the common schools. He was brought up to farming and the tanning business, which he followed until twenty years of age, when he attended an academy at Brandon, Vt. He also took a partial scientific course at Middlebury College, and was at Dartmouth College one year, taking the medical course there; was at the Castleton Medical College for two years, and graduated from that institution in 1847. He commenced the practice of medicine with his preceptor, Doctor M. O. Porter, with whom he studied in Cornwall, Vt., previous to his graduation, after which he went to Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and there practiced medicine for about eleven years, after which he returned to the home place to take care of his aged parents. After his return home he engaged in farming and in supplying the railroad company with ties and wood. He was married in 1848 to Martha A. Southmayd, of Shoreham, Vt. They have had a family of ten children born to them, eight of whom are now living. Doctor Bond has never sought office; was selectman for three years during the war.