Biographical Sketch of Elijah Purinton
Purinton, Elijah, Lincoln, is a prosperous farmer and estimable citizen of Lincoln, Vt. He was born on December 16, 1809, and was brought up by his grandparents, Chase and Lydia Purinton. He was married on October –, 1833, to Mary Huntington, a daughter of John and Judith Huntington, of Lincoln, Vt., and by her had a family of six children — Chase, John, Lydia, Nelson, Moses, and Lindley, all of whom are now living with the exception of Chase, who died at the age of twenty-six years leaving a wife and one daughter, and Lindley and Lydia, who died when but three years of age; John now lives at Starksboro, Addison county, Vt.; Nelson is a farmer at Bristol, Vt.; Moses, a resident of New Haven, Vt.; Lydia married Ezra V. Paige, of Lincoln, Vt., who died, leaving a family of three children, aged twenty-eight. Mary Purinton died on June 25, 1849, and Elijah married his second wife, Elizabeth Morrison, a daughter of David and Nancy (Smith) Morrison, of Danby, Vt. She was born on May 6, 1816, in the town of Starksboro, Vt., where her father, David Morrison, then lived. They have had a family of two children born to them — Mary E. and Lois. Mary E. married William Morgan, of Lincoln, Vt.; Lois is now Mrs. John Bean, of Lincoln, Vt. Mr. Purinton’s homestead consists of 150 acres of very productive land. He has held many of the offices of his town, being lister, justice of the peace, and grand juror of Lincoln, Vt., for many years.