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Purinton, Elihu, Lincoln, a representative farmer of Lincoln, Vt., was a son of James and Clarissa (Nud) Purinton, and a grandson of Chase Purinton. James Purinton was a tanner by trade. He was twice married. His first wife was Achsie Morrison. After his marriage he resided in Lincoln, Vt., for a number of years, after which he removed to Canada, where he died. He had a family of twelve children, three of whom now reside in Addison county, Vt. — Asa, Freeman, and Elihu (who was married on October 25, 1876, to Hulda Purinton, a daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Huntington) Purinton, who came to Lincoln, Vt., in 1803). Huldah was the youngest of their six children; she was born on September 3, 1818, and Elihu, her husband, was born on September 8, 1814. He has held several of the town offices, representing the same in the Legislature in 1865-66.