Francis Smalley, from Norwich Vt., made the first settlement on the farm now owned by Ira Cobleigh, on road 21 in Hyde Park. He married Martha P., daughter of Capt. Hyde, the union being blessed with six children, three of whom now reside at Hyde Park village, Abel P., Diadama, widow of L. H. Noyes, and Martha M., wife of Hon. R. S. Page. Mrs. Smalley died in 185z, and Francis died June 8, 1857. Abel P., was born on the old homestead, in 1819. He married Fannie Hodgkins, of Westfield, Vt., by whom he reared a family of six children-four sons and two daughters. Mrs. Smalley died in 1854, and Abel was again married to Mary A. Kay, of Troy, Vt., the result of the union being one daughter. Mr. Smalley has been engaged in mercantile and lumbering pursuits, and has been a justice of the peace since 1876.
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