Biographical Sketch of Elisha Purinton
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Purinton, Elisha, Starksboro p. o., was born in Lincoln, Vt. He was a son of Chase and Ruth (Harkness) Purinton. They were married on November 4, 1822. Ruth was a daughter of Adam Harkness, who was born on January 27, 1750. Chase had a family of two sons and four daughters — William, Elisha, Ruth, and Mary. Lydia and Thankful died when infants. Elisha Purinton was born on December 14, 1826, in Lincoln, Vt. He was married on July 9, 1850, to Naomi Green, a daughter of Stephen Green, of Starksboro, Vt. Stephen Green was born in 1808, and came to Lincoln, Vt., when eighteen years of age, where he married Lydia Chase, a daughter of Joseph Chase, of Starksboro, Vt. They had a family of fourteen children born to them, twelve of whom are now living. Elisha and Naomi have two children — Alice and Frank. Alice married David Follansbee, of Starksboro, and has two children — Naomi P. and Elisha D. Frank married Alice Sisson, of Genoa, N. Y., and has three children — Ella N., Sadie R., and Frank E.