Biographical Sketch of Lorin Orvis
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Orvis, Lorin, Lincoln. South Starksboro p. o., was the first one of the family of this name to settle in the vicinity of South Starksboro, Vt. He formerly resided in Norfolk, Conn., where he was born. He was a shoemaker and a tanner by trade. He has no descendants residing in Starksboro or Lincoln, Vt., but he has a son, Loring, residing in Ferrisburgh, Vt., and a son, Myron, residing in Shoreham, Vt., and also other descendants who now reside in the West. Philander Orvis, who was a brother of Lorin, came from Norfolk, Conn., and worked for Lorin for about a year. He married Phebe Chase, a daughter of Henry Chase, a resident of Starksboro, Vt. After his marriage Philander settled on the farm which is now owned by Joshua Orvis, a son of Philander. He had a family of four children who grew to maturity. Philander and Loring Orvis built the first saw-mill on Baldwin’s Creek, soon after they settled in the town. Joel Orvis, a son of Philander, was for many years engaged in the manufacture of lumber in South Starksboro, Vt. He married Lois B. Lamos, a daughter of Chase and Sallie (Durfee) Lamos, on March 6, 1833. She was born in Monkton, Vt., on November 16, 1816, and died on August 17, 1884. Her children were two, Albert and Daniel. Joel Orvis represented his town in 1862, and ’63; was selectman for several terms; justice of the peace for fifteen years, and held other minor offices.