897855 A Branch of CT Northrops 1619 to Present


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Before the founder England
 Joseph Northrup            


 Joseph Northrup             narrrow

1666 Milford
~ 1736

 William Northrop    

Milford ~ 1737

 William Northrop
Greenfield ~ 1800

 Lois Northrop
Newtown ~ 1805

John Northrop, Jr.
(Jeremiah 1652 line)

Newtown ~ 1810

Peter Northrop              


~1855 Warren

Amos Northrop                

1803 NY?
Kent,~1875 or 86

Alvin Northrop

Cornwall ~
1906 Southport

George Elmore Northrop

Southport ~ 1923 Southport
George Ives  Northrop     

~ 1980 Fairfield

Alvin Jennings Northrop  





Webster (offsite)

This is a work in process and there are still other possible fathers for Amos.

Other Amos Father Possibilities arrow

Names Source?
Allen (William line) wife of Joseph bro to William1694


Alvin spouse of Sarah Wakeman Alvord and Alvin Jennings Northrop perhaps from Alvin Bradley ? spouse of another Lucy Ives
Alvord Alvin's wife Sarah
Anzonetta from book character Anzonetta Peters by John Alonzo Clark - fathe rwas Episcopal missionart western, NY. There may well be a family connection?. Isaiah served as a private in Captain Samuel Clark's Co, also Nehemiah wife a Clark, also Episcopal Rector Samuel Clark
New Milford 1768 on also served Kent.
Baker William Fenn Northrop's wife
Molly Barber Chaugum connection
Barthol -omew Connection to Rachel Ives Lucy Ives Wallingford married Bartholomew children born Cazenovia, Madison, NY [prob cousin Lucy Ives b. 1815 in CT married Garrett Andrews ]

Gerrit Northrop's son in law

Beecher RachelConnection to Rachel Ives brother Ransom Ives Wallingford married Eunice F. Beecher
Blakeslee or Blakesley RachelConnection to Rachel Ives
sister Ruth Ives (Wallingford) Jonathan Webb Blakeslee Wallingford
Booth William's son William III m. Elizabeth (Jeremiah line d/o Jonathan and Ruth Booth) Rachel check other Calebs Connection to Rachel Ives Caleb Ives Wallingford, Durham & VT married
Sarah Booth
Bradley Rachel Ives possible cousin Lucy Ives m. Alvin Bradley (parish of Mt.Carmel),
Alvin married (1) Lucy Ives on 31 Dec 1797 Hamden,   Alvin m2 )Abigail Hall on 3 Feb 1802 Hamden, .[prob cousin Lucy Ives b. 1815 in CT m. Garrett Andrews moves and dies Linn County, Iowa]Also David
Bradley (not Alvin's brother -- Amos and Rachel's neighbor in 1800 Kent
Brinsmade Brinsmead  


Alvin's son in law

Alvin's daughter plus other burr connections
Butler Rachel Ives Mother was Sarah Butler (Ives)
Castle /Caswell Aner Ives (neighbor and cousin /uncle to Rachel), Abigail Northrop d/o Benjamin (Jeremiah Newtown) m. Sybil Castle her sister Eunice married Ebenezrer Castle
Chamber- lain

Sarah Alvord

Chaugum Probable Barbour listing of marriages only known Amos in the area at the time Amos 2nd or 3rd wife Susan daughter of Samuel. Susan's mother Miss Green, brother Solomon m.Sophia Bills, brother Benjamin no listing
Clark William1794's son Nehemiah1733 m. Anna Clark1738
Drew William's dau Mary "Nory" m. John Drew1724
Elmore Alvin's son William's son and ??? A Good possibility that this comes from someone with a Keeler ancestor

could Jeremiah's wife be Phebe Fenn??? Alvin's son ALSO through Rachel Ives Hannah Ives married in New Haven perhaps married to Austin Fenn's of Theophilus (buried in Litchfield) or Edward. Hannah died Weston, VT? Austin Fenn, b. 23 Dec 1763 his mother's surname is Austin , d. 30 Jul 1845, . Hannah Ives (d. 20 May 1829) or Edward. Hannah died Weston, VT? in VT by 1801 and perhaps as early as 1794. Austin Fenn, b. 23 Dec 1763 his mother's surname is Austin married before 1793 prob in VT by 1805, d. 30 Jul 1845, . Hannah Ives (d. 20 May 1829)
Also neighbor in 1800 Kent. Also lived close to Ives 1790 Wallingford

Frances Alvin Daughter, Frances Josephine ??? OR Connection to Rachel Ives Charles Ives m. Mary Frances Wallingford their son (Rachel's nephew) is Elihu
Francis Alvin son who died young b.1835
George Alvin Son
Gerrit or et Alvin's brother Gerry in Census
Gilbert William1694's dau Johanna m. Ebenezer Gilbert
Gillet (William line?) William1694's brother Job m Mabel / Mehetible maybe Gillett
Griswold Rachel probable check other Levis Connection to Rachel Ives brother Levi m. Huldah Killingworth thru 1826
Gunn (William Line, Samuel line) Wife of Ephraim bro of William 1694
Hall Gerrit Northrop's son in law Connection to Rachel Ives Elihu Ives b: 8 Feb 1764 Wallingford m. Phebe Ann Hall 1792 VT by 1797 children born Ludlow, VT OR [may be a cousin, Elihu Ives] m. Polly or Mary Northrup in Cheshire (d/o Joel & Mabel Sarah Bird) & second marriage to Lucy Whittimore
Hard (some sources say it's a version of Hurd)  
Hemson Sarah Alvord brother-in-law also 1880 neighbor
Hubbell William's dau Abigail1731 &/or Elizabeth m. Jedediah Hubbell1720 kids b. Woodbury & Newtown He has 6 marriages. Williams1794 nephew & ward, Isaiah (s/o) Job m. Mary Hubbell1746
Ives George Ives middle name, grandson of Alvin Amos' wife, also Rachel sister Olive Ives m. Joel Ives Wallingford
Elihu Ives is Rachel's nephew ( son of brother Charles) Charles)
Jelliff William's first carpentry partner & Southport neighbor Also John Benedict Jelliff (1850 New Canaan )m Emma Frances Northrup (Ridgefield)

Alvin J. Middle name and Sarah's mother and sister-in-law Also possible through Samuel Mead Northrup (1817) s/oPhillip ???

Josephine Alvin's daughter Frances Josephine ??? from Joseph?

Mary Keeler Middle name

Kirtland Sarah Ives m. Isaac Kirtland Wallingford
Louisa Azonetta Alvin’s daughter spelling? ??? May be Antoinette
Meeker Alvin's son in law 

Amos' sister-in-law (Gerrit's wife Elizabeth Betsy Millard )
also Sarah's sister-in-law Nelson Alvord's 2nd wife Adelia Millard


Alvin's son in law

Munson Aner Ives conection also Patty Munson married Caleb Northrup, s/o Abel both Milford
Peck (William line) William1666, William's brother Job m.2 Violet Peck
Porter (Jeremiah Line) William's dau Lois m. John (Jeremiah line s/o John Northrup & Mary Porter) Ruth Porter (d/o Timothy b.1702) w/o Gamaliel Fenn 1800 Kent neighbors John, Joseph, William Gould & Mabel m. Porters
Prichard (William line) husb of Hannah sister of William1694
Rhode(s) (William line) Wiiliam's dau reported as Herodias1725 died 1740 is this a last name?
Roberts William's brother John m. Rebecca
Shepard William1794's son William III 2nd m. Mary Shepard
Smith (William line) Is Abel1740 m. to a Smith?
Terrill (William line) William1694 2nd wife

Sarah Alvord sister-in-law


Alvin's wife

Whitney William dau Anne, Annie, Amy m. Capt. Samuel Whitney 1711

 Alvin’s eldest son


1790 Census
free white males over 16; free white males under 16; women of all ages; "all other free people"; and slaves - 5 columns

1800 Census
head of family

free white males < age 10
FWM age 10-1
FWM age 16-26
FWM age 26-45
FWM over age 45Number of free white females under age 10

FWF age 10-16
FWF age 16-26
FWF age 26-45
FWF over age 45
Number of all other free persons
Number of slaves

1810 Census

City or township
Name head of family
# free white male < 10
# free white male 10-15
# free white male 16-25
# free white male 26-44
# free white male 44+
# free white female < 10
# free white female 10-15# free white female 16-25# free white female 26-44# free white female 44+
# all other free persons
# slaves

1820 Census

Name of the head of family
# of free white males under age 10
# of free white males age 10-16
# of free white males age 16-18
# of free white males age 16-26
# of free white males age 26-45
# of free white males age 45 and up

# of free white females under age 10
# of free white females age 10-16
# of free white females age 16-26
# of free white females age 26-45
# of free white females age 45 and up
# of foreigners not naturalized
# of persons engaged in agriculture
# of persons engaged in commerce
# of persons engaged in manufacture
# of male slaves under 14
# of male slaves age 14-26
# of male slaves age 26-45
# of male slaves age 45 and up
# of female slaves under 14
# of female slaves age 14-26
# of female slaves age 26-45
# of female slaves age 45 and up
# of free male colored persons under 14
# of free male colored persons age 14-26
# of free male colored persons age 26-45
# of free male colored persons age 45 and up
# of free female colored persons under 14
# of free female colored persons age 14-26
# of free female colored persons age 26-45
# of free female colored persons age 45 and up
# of all other persons except Indians not taxed

Several of these columns were for special counts, and not to be included in the aggregate total. Doing so would have resulted in counting some individuals twice. Census takers were asked to use double lines, red ink or some other method of distinguishing these columns so that double counting would not occur. For example, the count of free white males between 16 and 18 was a special count, because these individuals were also supposed to be tabulated in the column for free white males of age 16 and under 26. The other special counts were foreigners not naturalized, persons engaged in agriculture, persons engaged in commerce, and persons engaged in manufacture.

Census takers were also instructed to count each individual in only one of the occupational columns. For example, if an individual was engaged in agriculture, commerce, and manufacture, the census taker had to judge which one the individual was primarily engaged i

1830 Census

head of family

free white males and females

in five-year age groups to age 20
in 10-year age groups from 20 to 100
100 years and older

number of slaves and free colored persons in six age group
umber of deaf and dumb

under 14 years old

14 to 24 years old

25 years and older

number of blind

foreigners not naturalized

1840 Census

Name of head of family
Number of free white males and females

  in five-year age   groups to age 20
in 10-year age   groups from 20 to   100
  100 years and older

number of slaves and free colored persons in six age groups

number of deaf and dumb

number of blind

number of insane and idiotic in public or private charge

number of persons in each family employed in seven classes of occupation

number of schools and number of scholars

number of white persons over 20 who could not read and write

number of pensioners for Revolutionary or military service

1850 Census

color (white, black or mulatto) for each person
whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane or idiotic
value of real estate owned (required of all free persons)

profession, occupation or trade of each male over 15 years of age

place (state, territory or country) of birth

whether married within the year

whether attended school within the year

whether unable to read and write (for persons over 20)

whether a pauper or convict

1860 Census
color (white, black or mulatto) for each person
whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane or idiotic
value of real estate and of personal estate owned (required of all free persons)
profession, occupation or trade of each male and female over 15 years of age
place (state, territory or country) of birth
whether married within the year
whether attended school within the year
whether unable to read and write (for persons over 20)
whether a pauper or convict

Among the first Divisions of Kent

Ephraim Hubbel, Sherwood, Noble, Fuller Peter Hubbel (of Greenfield) ,Richard Hubbel, Jedediah Hubbel (also as JH, Esq. ) Johnathan Hubbel, Prudden, Burr, Silliman Morehouse,Wakeman Noble, Northrop, Hickox, Hurlbut, Wheeler Samuel Canfleld, John Smith, David Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Joseph Fuller, Pelatiah Marsh.Cyrus Marsh, , Ebenezer Marsh, ,,William Marsh Azariah Pratt, Daniel Pratt, Joseph Pratt Jr., Daniel Pratt, Peter Pratt, Joseph Peck, John Porter, ,Nathaniel Sanford, Henry Silsby, Jabez Swift, Zephania Swift, Nathaniel Slosson, Isaac Camp, Isaac Camp


"Fairweather Purchase"


The old deeds refer frequently to the Fairweather purchase, but as there is no deed on record in Kent of this property a search was made through the old colonial records where it was found that in 1707 there was a large tract of land granted to Hon. Nathaniel Gold, Peter Burr and several others of Fairfleld for a township in what is now the southern portion of Kent and the northern portion of New Milford, and that they in turn sold a part or all of it to Robert Silliman, Richard Hubbell and Benjamin Fairweather of Fairfleld." That contained some 3,800 acres and was six miles in length from east to west and three hundred rods wide. When the owner died the large tract was divided between his heirs.



Northrop Ives Pedigree VT Places
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Parent / Name

Amos may have been a farmer, shoemaker
(his eldest known son, Alvin, was a shoemaker) or in a profession related to leather.Chatham, NY reported as birthplace is suspicious. May be Chatham, CT (Alvords) or wrong Northrop line.
Names WITH connections - Amos, BurrNames with possible connections - Gerrit, George, Fenn, Elmore, Winthrop, Blaine, Anzonetta /Antoinetta

A number of Fenns have connections to Joseph Line - Second Congregational Church Milford "Plymouth" Amos had 2 known children but possibly more.Amos might have even spent some time in Berkshire County, MA.

It is interesting to observe on the gravestones that widows were called relicts and wives who predeceased their husbands are called consorts.

Now Then
Bethel Part of Danbury
Bethlem Bethle- hem Woodbury
Brook- field Newbury
Bridge- water Shepaug
Neck , the neck, South Farms, part of New Milford territory Samuel Clark of Milford, Jeremiah Canfield, Samuel Briscoe, Joseph Benedict, Ephraim Hawley, Jeheil Hawley later moved to Sharon or Salisbury, Joseph Treat Jr .John Treat, Gideon Treat, John Porter , Solomon Noble Sanford, David Lockwood, Joel Fenn, Nathan Bradley, Nathaniel Porter, Samuel Dunning, Lemuel Jennings, Platts, more Sanfords
Cornwall Sold at Fairfield w Western Lands
Cheshire West Farms on Mill River
Derby Paugusset
Derby Birmingham Seymour - Humphreys -ville was earlier part of Derby , Paugassett
Derby 1st inland settlement on Naugatuck River
Green- field included parts Redding, Wilton perhaps part of Newtown, Trumbull
Kent Bromica, Bull's Bridge, Ore Hill, Schaghti-coke, Flanders, Flat Rocks, Geer Mountain, Good Hill, Treasure Hill, Macedonia
Kent Scatacook Kent Hollow
Bantam Bantam Falls Bradleyville Nettleton Hollow, Romford, Smoky
North of Litch-
New Bantam included Goshen
Milford Wepawaug
Morris South Farms
New- town Pootatuck
North- ville parts of kent warren washington much of it formerly the "North End of New Milford" including marbledale, new preston
Oxford Quaker Farms
town of Wash- ington & New Preston village 1710, Woodbury north purchase included much of area
Part of Kent & New Prestton 1716 Fairweather purchase just west of the lake.
Plymouth & Bristol) New Cambridge
Ripton north part of Stratford now Huntington Shelton Monroe
Seymour Humphreys-ville petition to be called Richmond also Chuse- town

Humphreys had always been interested in manufacturing and during his visits to England and France, studied their industrial systems carefully.  In 1803, Humphreys started one of the finest woolen mills in the country on a large piece of property located at the falls on the Naugatuck River near many other little mills. 

The village prospered and attracted other manufacturing concerns.  Items such as cotton cloth, paper, furniture and tools such as augers and bits were produced.

South- bury south part of Woodbury
South Britain now part of Southbury
Stratford Cupheag
Trumbull North Stratford

Trans- ylvania

Southbury/ Roxbury Road Route 67)

Trans- ylvania Crossroads, locally known as Pine Tree

Wash- ington territory from Woodbury, New Milford, Kent, & Litchfield
Wash- ington Judea & New Preston (was pt of New Milford Marbledale Washington Depot Nettleton Hollow part New Milford North Purchase Woodville Washington Green was Judea, Blackville, Romford
Warren formerly part of Kent
Warren East Greenwich Parish
Water- bury Mattatuck - everything north of early "Derby"part of Oxford & above
Water- town Westbury plymouth was taken from Water-town
Weston Northfield
Wood-bury Pomperaug
Wood- bridge & Bethany Amity embraced most of both towns
Northern part of New Milford,
& South
& South East part of Kent
Merryall or Merry-all

Freeman's Oath

The oath of fidelity to which freemen were obliged to subscribe before they could exercise the rights that accrued to them when they had taken the freeman's oath:

"You do swear by the ever-living God that you will truly and faithfully adhere to and maintain the government established in this state under the authority of the people, agreeable to the laws in force within the same, and that you believe in your conscience that the King of Great Britain hath not, nor of right ought to have any authority or dominion in or over this state, and that you do not hold yourself bound to yield any allegiance or obedience to him within the same, and that you will, to the unmost of your power, maintain and defend the freedom, independance and privileges of this state against all open enemies or traitorous conspiracies whatsoever, so help you God. And no person shall have authority to execute any of the offices aforesaid after the first day of January next, until he hath taken said oath, and all persons who hereafter shall be appointed to any of said offices shall take said oath before they enter upon the execution of their offices. And no freemen within this state shall be allowed to vote in the election of any of the officers of government until he hath taken the aforesaid oath in the open freemans' meeting in the town where he dwells."

"Names of those persons that have appeared to take the oath of fidelity prescribed by the General Assembly of this state at a General Assembly of the State of CT holden at Hartford in said state on the second Thursday of May, A. D.( 1777."


!! Elijah S. Northrop is in Kent in 1830 not close to Alvin -- 3 or 4 pages away 2 pages away from Amos 1010010000000 / 2000010000000 between barlow& cole 1-5-10, 1-10-15, 1-30-40, Who is Elijah S. Northrop???



David Ives of Goshen was an officer - a First Lieutenant of the Green Mountain Boys. He was born 15 Jun 1740 Wallingford, CT s/o Father: Benjamin Ives Sgt. Mother: Hannah Moss Spouse: Eunice GILLET
He is probably the David Ives "of Goshen" who lays out Fairfield VT ~ 1766 for many residents of Fairfield and New Fairfield CT. This includes Northrops, Bradleys and Wakemans.

The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organization first established in the 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants (which later became the state ofVT). Headed by Ethan Allen and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it had won de jure control in a territorial dispute with New Hampshire.

When these disputes led to the formation of the VT Republic in 1777, the Green Mountain Boys became the state militia. Some companies served in the American Revolutionary War, including notably when the Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen captured fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain on May 10, 1775; the invasion of Canada in 1775; and the battles at Hubbardton and Bennington in 1777.

Following VT's admission to the Union in 1791, the original organization essentially disbanded. The Green Mountain Boys mustered again during the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. Today it is the informal name of the VT National Guard which comprises both the Army and Air National Guards.


Historical unit

The original Green Mountain Boys were a militia organized in what is now southwestern VT in the decade prior to theAmerican Revolutionary War. They comprised settlers and land speculators who held New Hampshire titles to lands between the CT River and Lake Champlain, an area then known as the New Hampshire Grants, that is now modern VT. New York was given legal control of the area by a decision of the British crown and refused to respect the New Hampshire titles and town charters. Although a few towns with New York land titles, notably Brattleboro on the CT River, supported the change, the vast majority of the settlers in the sparsely populated frontier region rejected the authority of New York.

With several hundred members, the Green Mountain Boys effectively controlled the area where New Hampshire grants had been issued. They were led by Ethan Allen, his brother Ira Allen, and their cousins Seth Warner and Remember Baker. They were based at the Catamount Tavern in Bennington. By the 1770s, the Green Mountain Boys had become an armed military force and de facto government that prevented New York from exercising its authority in the northeast portion of theProvince of New York. New York authorities had standing warrants for the arrest of the leaders of the rebellious VTers, but were unable to exercise them. New York surveyors and other officials attempting to exercise their authority were prevented from doing so and in some cases were severely beaten, and settlers arriving to clear and work land under New York–issued grants were forced off their land, and sometimes had their possessions destroyed. At the same time, New York sought to extend its authority over the territory. During an event once known as the Westminster massacre, anti-Yorkers occupied the courthouse in Westminster to prevent a New York judge from holding court, and two men were killed in the ensuing standoff. Ethan Allen then went to Westminster with a band of Boys, and organized a convention calling for the territory's independence from New York.

When the American Revolutionary War started in 1775, Ethan Allen and a troop of his men, along with CT ColonelBenedict Arnold, marched up to Lake Champlain and captured the strategically important military posts at Fort TiconderogaCrown Point, and Fort George, all in New York. The Boys also briefly held St. John's in Québec, but retreated on word of arriving British regulars. The Green Mountain Boys later formed the basis of the VT militia that selected Seth Warner as its leader. Some of the Green Mountain Boys preferred to stick with Ethan Allen and were captured along with Allen in August 1775 in a bungled attempt to capture the city of Montreal. Some members of this unit wereCongressman Matthew Lyon and Lieutenant Benjamin Tucker. Benjamin Tucker joined the British Military during his capture, because of this his name was rebuked by Ethan Allen and his men.[citation needed]

VT eventually declared itself an independent nation in January 1777, and organized a government based in Windsor. The army of the VT Republic was based upon the Green Mountain Boys. Although VT initially supported the American Revolutionary War and sent troops to fight John Burgoyne's British invasion from Quebec in battles at Hubbardton and Bennington in 1777, VT eventually adopted a more neutral stance and became a haven for desertersfrom both the British and colonial armies. George Washington, who had more than sufficient difficulties with the British, brushed off Congressional demands that he subdue VT. During the Haldimand Affair some members of the Green Mountain Boys became involved in secret negotiations with British officials about restoring the Crown's rule over the territory.

The VT Army version of the Green Mountain Boys faded away after VT joined the United States as the 14th U.S. state in 1791, although the Green Mountain Boys mustered for the War of 1812The Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and following World War I as the VT National Guard.

The Flag of the Green Mountain Boys: the green represents the Green Mountains of VT where the militia hails, and the 13 stars in the field of blue represents the 13 American colonies.


Notable members

  • Ethan Allen – militia leader (general)
  • Seth Warner – militia leader (colonel)
  • Ira Allen – militia leader, and the founder of The University of VT (Ethan's brother)
  • Remember Baker – militia member (captain) (Ethan's cousin)
  • Ebenezer Allen – militia member (lieutenant) (Ethan's cousin)
  • Matthew Lyon – militia member (second lieutenant), and future congressman
  • Thomas Rowley – militia member and spokesman, known as the "Bard of the Green Mountains" who "Set the Hills on Fire".



Amos Ives,
Eliphalet Lockwood, Simeon Strong, Amos Fuller
Andover, Benton's Gore VT 1761 ANDOVER - Benton's Gore annexed 1781, part incorporated to form Weston 1799
Bennington Bennington, CT



Burlington, VT
Northrup, Thomas 1796 25 APR 1796  Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT  5 JAN 1895  Burlington, VT  krispyhack2 
Search for this name at Ancestry.comPedigreeHas NotesHas SourcesHas children Father: David Northrop  Mother: Selina Beardsley  Spouse: Amanda Blair 
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Castleton, VT

Clarendon, VT
Elisha Smith, John Beach, Abraham Ives, Jothem Ives,
Concord, VT 1781
Cornwall, VT

Cornwall, VT

The settlement was commenced in 1774 by Asa Blodget, Eldad Andrus, Aaron Scott, Nathan Foot, William Douglas, James Bentley, Jr., Samuel Blodget, and Joseph Troup. When Ticonderoga was abandoned to the British in 1777, the settlers all fled to the south, and did not return till after the war.  In the winter of 1784, about thirty families came into the township from Connecticut." 

Gazetteer of Vermont, Hayward, 1849. 


      The original grantees of Cornwall were probably residents of Litchfield county, Connecticut. The charter granted to them was signed by Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, on the 3d day of November, 1761. 

      The following are their names; Elias REED, Thomas Chipman, Murry LESTER, Samuel LEE, Josiah HEATH, James NICHOLS, Josiah DEAN, Ebenezer FLETCHER, Samuel KEEP, Roswell STEEL, Alexander GASTON, George NICHOLS, William NICHOLS, John JUDD, Timothy BROWNSON, Solomon LINSLEY, Andrew ESQUIRE, Moses BUCK, David COWLES, Moses READ the 3d, Zuriel JACOBS, William TRUMBULL, Stephen BENTON, Sarah NICHOLS, Benjamin SMALLEY, John WILLOBY, Joel REED, Joseph WILLIAMS, James NICHOLS, jr., Enoch SLAWSON, Phinehas HOLDCOM, Josiah WILLOBY, Samuel CHIPMAN, Thomas TUTTLE, Jabez TUTTLE, John SKINNER, Samuel HULBURD, Hannah AUSTIN, Ruluff WHITE, David AVERILL, Amos CHIPMAN, Jabez WILLIAMS, James SMITH, Andrew BROWNSON and John SCOVILL, one right; Samuel JUDD, Eleanor SMITH, Benjamin WOODRUFF, Jonah SANDFORD, William REED, Nathan BENTON, Abiel LINSLEY, John EVERTS, James LANDON, esq., James LANDON, jr., Ezekiel LANDON, Thomas LANDON, John HUTCHINSON, esq., William HAM, David REED, David STEVENS, Richard WIBERD, esq., Joseph NEWMARCH, esq., Samuel BEEBEE, Isaac BENTON.

      Owing to the glaring discrepancies between the town lines, as established by the charter, and a re-survey dated September 25, 1784, both of which were grossly inaccurate, a controversy arose beween Cornwall and Whiting, which in 1789 ripened into a law suit. The result being unfavorable to Cornwall, the proprietors thereof repeatedly petitioned the Legislature for a rehearing, which was probably granted. Orin Field, an early resident of Cornwall near the Whiting border, is quoted in Matthew's History of Cornwall as substantially saying:

The proprietors, after organizing under their charter, adopted the name of Cornwall, from a town in Litchfield county. Their early meetings were held in Salisbury, Conn. The proceedings at these meetings can be only inferred, however, as the record was burned in Connecticut in 1788. If there were, therefore, any general survey and allotments of land in the town previous to that time, all traces of the division lines were so far obliterated by the loss of the records that the settlers, while claiming under some original right, consulted their preferences respecting the location of their claims. Hence it frequently happened that lots claimed under the same right were situated in different parts of the town. These claims were denominated "pitches." Lots were also granted to settlers who had performed some town service, such as working on the highways, irrespective of the quantity of land previously granted, a method which resulted in unavoidable confusion and controversy, some of the later claimants finding no land unoccupied, "while many of the settlers, shrewdly observing the boundaries of the pitches occupied by their neighbors, after the lapse of years found vacant lots that had escaped the notice of surveyors and claimants, which they secured for themselves simply by having them surveyed, and the survey entered upon the record." The difficulties thus engendered were not removed for years, and undoubtedly retarded the settlement of Cornwall. The custom was not confined to this town, however, but prevailed in all or nearly all the towns in the State.

      The first settlers of Cornwall were Asa BLODGET, James BENTLEY, James BENTLEY, jr., Thomas BENTLEY, Joseph THROOP, Theophilus ALLEN, William DOUGLASS, Samuel BENTON, Eldad ANDRUS, Samuel BLODGET, Sardius BLODGET, Solomon LINSLEY, Aaron SCOTT and Nathan FOOT. They arrived and made their pitches in 1774. The eight first named selected their lands in the east part of the township, bounding on Otter Creek, and by the change of limits, in 1796 became inhabitants of Middlebury. The remaining six made their pitches in the northern and central parts of this town.

      In 1775 Ebenezer STEBBINS, Joel LINSLEY and John HOLLEY made their pitches, and in 1776 Jonah SANFORD, Obadiah WHEELER and James Marsh DOUGLASS settled their locations. None of these names except those of Solomon LINSLEY and Jonah SANFORD is endorsed on the charter. With these exceptions, and two or three others who came after the war, the surveys uniformly specify certain "original rights," on which their claims were leased.

Dr. Nathan FOOT, from Watertown, Conn., made his first pitch in the extreme east part of the town, on the verge of the swamp. The farm is not now occupied, but was afterward owned by his son Nathan, and in 1862 and later by Maria FOOT and William TURNER. A few years after his arrival here he built a second log house west of the highway, and later still a framed house. He died in Charlotte in 1807. Mrs. William TURNER is his great-granddaughter. These surveys were all made in 1774 by Judge Gamaliel PAINTER, of Middlebury.

Daniel FOOT, one of the four sons of Dr. Nathan FOOT, who settled in Cornwall, made a pitch for himself after the war, on the east side of the road, embracing land now owned by Henry LANE, some distance south of the MATTHEWs's homestead. He was a fearless, adventurous man, and bore a perilous part in the war. He died August 24, 1848, aged eighty-nine years.

      Nathan FOOT, jr., came to Cornwall with his father, and in addition to the latter's donation of land, purchased of him one hundred and twenty-five acres, and pitched some lots on his own account. He built and for many years kept, a tavern, on the site now occupied by Mrs. William TURNER. He died November 16, 1828.

      Abijah FOOT built on the corner northeast of the tavern of Nathan, jr., and after a few years sold to Dr. Daniel CAMPBELL. Mrs. FOOT was joint tenant of this lot with Abijah. He died at Cayuga, N. Y., in 1841, and Abijah died here in 1795. The property afterwards came into the hands of Dr. Frederick FORD.

      Samuel BARTHOLOMEW came from Watertown, Conn., in 1786, and settled north of Abijah FOOT, on the present farm of Joseph ADAMS. He devoted himself exclusively to the raising of fruits, but not profiting so highly as he expected, he removed to Kentucky about 1812, where he died a few years later. He was a man of social habits and intelligent mind, but carried a spirit of independence to an eccentric degree. He wrote poetry, and published one volume of nearly one hundred pages, entitled Will Wittling, or the Spoiled Child.

  William SLADE came from Washington, Conn., to Clarendon, Rutland county, about 1780, and three or four years later removed to Cornwall and made his pitch on the land now owned and occupied by John TOWLE, where he continued to reside until his death in 1826, at the age of seventy-three years. Being of vigorous and energetic nature and withal a born politician, he took an active part in the management of town affairs, and was sheriff of the county from 1810 to 1811. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and was for a time on board the Jersey prison ship. He was a firm supporter of Madison during the War of 1812. His house was the birthplace of the Rev. Henry H. HUDSON, the Shakespearean critic and student. 

      In 1783 or '84 Jesse CHIPMAN settled on the farm now occupied by Peter BESETTE. In 1804 he sold to Ethan A. SHERWOOD, and removed from Cornwall. 

      James and Nathan CAMPBELL settled in 1793 on a lot embraced in the well known Benjamin STEVENS farm, and remained there, each in a log house, until 1793, when they sold to Benjamin STEVENS and removed from town. STEVENS came to Cornwall from Pittsford, Vt. He suffered a cruel imprisonment of three years' duration at Quebec during the War of the Revolution. He died June 16, 1815, aged fifty-three years. The site occupied by James CAMPBELL was afterwards the house of Dr. Solomon FOOT, father of Hon. Solomon FOOT, and Dr. Jonathan FOOT, a sketch of whose lives will be found in the chapters devoted to their respective professions. 

      Wait SQUIER built on the east side of the road about sixty rods south of STEVENS's house at an early day, but removed to New Haven in 1793. Opposite him Timothy SQUIER settled on the place now occupied by Joseph PARKER, his house standing on the high ground about sixty rods southwest of the present buildings. Further south on the west side of the road Solomon PLUMB settled on the place afterwards known as the ABBOTT farm, now occupied by Amos ATWOOD. 

      Shadrach NORTON settled in 1784 on the farm now owned by Charles STEVENS. In 1787 Benjamin HALL bought of Joseph PLUMB and located on the place now owned by J. M. STEVENS. Three years earlier Barzillai STICKNEY settled on the next farm south. He was chosen constable at the organization of the town. The same year Daniel SCOVEL, from Cornwall, Conn., located on the farm now the home of Walter ATWOOD, where he died in 1813. His brother, Ezra SCOVEL, settled also in 1784 on the present farm of H. S. SCOVEL, his grandson David B. WOODRUFF made his pitch and built his cabin east of Ezra SCOVEL and near the swamp. In 1794 he sold to Lemuel CHAPMAN, who lived there for some time. The place now owned and occupied by Douglass E. SEARL was originally settled by Eliakim MALLORY. It lies on the town line west of MALLORY's farm. Elisha FIELD, sr., bought one hundred acres of Eldad ADAMS, and in 1783 built thereon his log house. He was born in Amherst, Mass., in 1717, removed to Bennington in 1763, and thence to Cornwall in 1782. He died in 1791, in his seventy-third year. Franklin HOOKER is his great-grandson. Elisha FIELD, jr., settled in 1790 on the farm now occupied by Mrs. L. W. HALL. He died at the age of eighty-eight years in 1852. Among his descendants are B. S. FIELD and O. A. FIELD, grandsons, and their children, all of this town. Ebenezer NEWELL owned a lot north of the FIELD farm, which he afterwards sold in part to Richard MINER and in part to Harvey BELL, a cloth-dresser, who removed to Middlebury. 

"Daniel and Levi,  
David and Lyman,  
Heman and Dimon,  
Ebenezer Peck and Harvey,  
turn out." 

      A.H. SPERRY, now a resident of Cornwall, is his great-grandson; Daniel SPERRY, son of David lived just north of him, and south of Jacob LINDSEY, sr., while across from the latter Wait WOOSTER lived. 

      On the farm owned at an early day by Alonzo L. BINGHAM, and now owned by Hon. Rollin J. JONES, Simeon SANFORD, of Litchfield, Conn., settled, having purchased from Jonah SANFORD, an original proprietor. Farther north David PRATT settled in 1793 on a farm purchased from Jared IVES. Deacon Amzi JONES, from Hoosick, N. Y., bought the place of PRATT about 1799, having lived for seven years previously below the bridge across Lemon Fair. He was a son of Zebulon JONES, who settled on the farm next the cemetery, now owned by W. M. EASTON. His descendants now living in Cornwall are Hon. Rollin J. JONES, Jason and his children, E. E. and Henry JONES, and Mrs. ROBINSON. 

      Jared IVES, from Cheshire, Conn., settled in 1787 on the west side of the road, north of David PRATT. Enos IVES lived nearly across the road from him. John ROCKWELL, jr., came to Cornwall from Ridgefield, Conn., in 1784, and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson, S. S. ROCKWELL. He first built on the west side of the road. He gradually acquired an extensive farm, which, after his death at the age of seventy-one years, September 5, 1825, become the property of his son, John ROCKWELL, who conveyed the farm to his son, the present owner, over a quarter of a century ago. John ROCKWELL, sr., followed his children to Cornwall, and lived on the place now occupied by W. C. WALLACE. He died September 9, 1825, aged ninety-two years. 

      Ezra and Isaac MEAD settled in 1786 on the west side of the road, north of John ROCKWELL. They sold to Jacob INGRAHAM. 

      Nathan JACKSON located on the east side of the road nearly across from Jacob INGRAHAM, and followed his occupation of blacksmithing. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and prided himself on enjoying the personal confidence of General Washington. 

      Rufus MEAD, brother of Ezra and Isaac, in 1786 bought of Abel WRIGHT the farm now occupied by Mrs. W. W. WRIGHT, and built, first at the base of the hill and afterward on the present highway. Of his sons, three, Hiram, Martin L. and Charles M., were graduated from Middlebury College, and another, Rufus, was for a number of years editor of the Middlebury Register. 

      Solomon MEAD bought of Abel WRIGHT in 1795 the farm now occupied by Azial HAMILTON. From him the farm passed to Timothy TURNER, Zenas SKINNER, and Reuben P. BINGHAM. Silas MEAD was located farther north on the present farm of S. S. ANDRUS. 

      On the farm where J. A. FOOT lived, his grandfather, David FOOT, from Watertown, Conn., settled at an early day. He had several sons who led prominent lives in town. His descendants here now are J. A. FOOT, grandson, R. A. FOOT, great-grandson, and his sons Abram and Frank. 

      On the WOOSTER farm, so called, just north of the Lemon Fair bridge, William DWINELL first built his log cabin near a spring on the east side of the road. He sold this farm to Deacon Amzi JONES, and he to Moses WOOSTER, who came from Virginia. He fought in the Revolution and was captured on Long Island, treated cruelly, and at a later day was confined in New York, where he was nearly starved on damaged provisions. He was the father of the Hon. Dorastus WOOSTER, formerly of Middlebury. The farm is now in the hands of L. H. PAYNE. 

      Isaac MEAD was an early settler on the farm now occupied by B. B. RICE. General Somers GALE afterwards lived on the farm. He was an influential citizen, and commanded a detachment at Plattsburgh in 1814. He was born in Panton in 1775; the family were driven to Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolution and obliged to stay there a while after its capture. His son, Dr. Nathan GALE, now resides in Orwell. Mrs. S. A. SANFORD is his granddaughter, and Mrs. Charles H. LANE, a descendant one degree further removed. 

      Simeon POWERS settled on the farm now owned by Mrs. Martin WRIGHT, and in 1779 sold it to Matthew LEWIS. 

      Samuel SMITH was probably the first settler on the farm now owned by J. B, BENEDICT. 

      Amos PENNOYER, from Amenia, N. Y., settled about 1798 on the farm now owned and occupied by Mrs. M. J. ELLSWORTH. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and joined the volunteer forces in the War of 1812. 

      Jared ABERNATHY was the first settler on the farm now owned by J. W. and D. ABERNATHY, having bought the place in sections from Aaron SCOTT, Martha DOUGLASS and Samuel BENTON. Cyrus ABERNATHY, his father, had before that purchased of Samuel BENTON the farm next south. J. W. and Ann ABERNATHY are grandchildren of Jared. South of the elder Cyrus ABERNATHY, in 1784, Dr. Frederick FORD pitched a hundred acres, and built a log house on the site afterward occupied by the dwelling of P. B. WARNER. In 1795 Dr. Ford sold this estate to his brother-in-law, Moses GOODRICH, and removed to a more central location. 

      On the long since discontinued road which ran north from near the lands now owned by F. H. DEAN, formerly the residence of Mrs. SHERWOOD, to the early home of P. B. WARNER, were several settlers, among whom were Jabez WATROUS, Rev. Benjamin WOOSTER, Abbott TAMBLING, and Henry DAGGETT; the last two named built a dam across the stream and erected a saw-mill, but soon abandoned the enterprise. Some distance west of the road, near the brook, John GILMAN owned one hundred and thirty acres, on which his grantee, Daniel HUNTINGTON, lived until 1803. Deacon Jeremiah BINGHAM and Merrill BINGHAM afterwards occupied that place. 

      On the southern branch of a forked road, extending very early from P. B. WARNER's westwardly across Beaver Brook, one division passing the dwelling of Joseph K. SPERRY, and the other reaching S. S. ROCKWELL, resided David SEYMOUR, partly successor to Samuel BENTON. He sold to Isaac HULL in 1796. The road was discontinued more than sixty years ago. North of Jared ABERNATHY, Truman WHEELER made two pitches in 1783, building on the east side of the road; while between the two Benjamin HAMLIN built on thirteen acres of land, which he sold in 1803 to Abraham BALCOM. Cornelius BUTCHER settled north of WHEELER on a fifteen-acre lot, and in 1800 sold to Joseph HAMLIN, who had bought a lot fifteen years previously of Samuel BENTON. Still farther north John HAMLIN settled on the farm afterwards owned successively by his son Ira HAMLIN, and his grandson, Joseph HAMLIN. The farm so long occupied by Deacon Daniel WARNER was first settled by Benjamin HAMLIN, who was succeeded by John ROCKWELL, Cone ANDRUS, Elisha HURLBUT, and Philip WARNER, a cooper, who came here in 1806 and prosecuted his trade until his death in 1829. His descendants in Cornwall are P. D. WARNER, a grandson, and his children, R. B. WARNER and Mrs. E. A. THRALL, and H. C. WARNER, grandson also of Philip. The descendants of John HAMLIN are Joseph HAMLIN, grandson, Mrs. T. P. D. MATTHEWS, great-granddaughter, and Edward MATTHEWS, her son. 

      Levi SPERRY settled in 1788 on the farm now occupied by his grandson, Albert H. SPERRY, and received the farm as a gift from his father, David SPERRY. 

      In 1783 Thomas HALL pitched several hundred acres, including the present farm of William WRIGHT. His son David settled southwest from his dwelling. He sold fifty acres of his land in 1791 to Nathan INGRAHAM, afterwards owned by Pitts INGRAHAM. Elisha HURLBUT bought a lot of HALL in 1795, and in 1798 sold to John BOYNTON. William WRIGHT is a grandson of Pitts INGRAHAM, Mrs. J. K. WRIGHT being a daughter; S. C. PARKHILL and Mrs. H. J. MANCHESTER are also his grandchildren. South of Thomas HALL's, on the road to West Cornwall on land now owned by H. F. DEAN, the earliest settler was Jeremiah BINGHAM, jr., a nephew of Deacon BINGHAM. He was a soldier of the Revolution. In 1793 he sold to Deacon Jeremiah BINGHAM. 

      Hon. Hiland HALL, nephew of Thomas, above named, came from Bennington to Cornwall in the winter of 1783-84. He was kinsman to the late ex-governor, his namesake. He was born at Guilford, Conn., and removed early to Norfolk; served about three years as orderly sergeant and commissary. He died while on a visit to his father at Norfolk in 1789. He was the first treasurer of Cornwall in 1784, and first representative in the General Assembly in 1786. At the organization of Addison county he was appointed one of the judges of the County Court. He settled where Merrill BINGHAM now lives, having made his purchase of Thomas HALL and Erastus HATHEWAY. After his death the property passed into the hands of Aaron DELONG, who sold to Robert BINGHAM. He remained on the farm all the remaining years of his long life. The rest of the land of Erastus HATHEWAY came into the possession of Aaron DELONG in 1800, who was a prominent man in the early days of the town. His farm is also included in the land now owned by Merrill BINGHAM. 

      Deacon Jeremiah BINGHAM, who has already been mentioned, was one of the original members of the Congregational Church, and was chosen one of the first deacons. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and took an active part in the battle of Bennington, and was connected with the quartermaster's department of the garrison at Ticonderoga before the surrender of the fort to Burgoyne. He was a man of indomitable energy and unusual intelligence, a thorough student of the Scriptures, and a conscientious believer in the truths therein inculcated. He frequently wrote poetry for his own edification. He died at the age of ninety-four years

Concerning the setting off to Middlebury of a portion of Cornwall in 1796, further particulars will be found in the chapter on the history of Middlebury. 

      The early settlers of Cornwall were, almost without exception, men who were inclined by nature to pursuits purely agricultural. The fact of their settling in a town so fertile of soil and poor in water power and shipping facilities sufficiently attests that they hoped to gain a livelihood and more from the tilling of the ground. Communities of men are governed as absolutely by the beneficent and yet inflexible laws of nature's God as are the inanimate and the inorganic elements of creation. Houses must be built and repaired; boots, shoes and harnesses must be used; horses must be shod, and cloth must be woven and made into garments; consequently carpenters and coopers, shoe-makers and tanners, harness-makers and clothiers and blacksmiths are found among the early settlers of Cornwall, distributed in accordance with the convenience of their patrons. The following list of mechanics is taken from the invaluable History of Cornwall, by Rev. Lyman MATTHEWS: Before 1800 -- clothier, Harvey BELL; tanners and shoemakers, Abijah DAVIS, Felix BENTON, Elisha FIELD, Stephen BLACK, Jeremiah ROCKWELL; shoemakers, Samuel PECK, Thomas LANDON, William JONES, Daniel SAMSON; cooper and manufacturer of fan-mills, Samuel INGRAHAM; cooper, Elijah DURFEE; joiners, Asahel PHELPS, Elizur NEWELL, Jacob PECK, Thomas PRITCHARD, DAVIS & SQUIER, Daniel RICHARDSON, Ambrose JUDD, James WALKER; saddler and harness-maker, Abiel ROGERS; spinning-wheels, Calvin and Luther TILDEN; carpenters and joiners, Sanborn BEAN, John MAZUZAN, Reuben PECK, Cone ANDRUS. 

      Between 1800 and 1860 the following mechanics carried on their respective trades, for a longer or shorter period, in town: Blacksmiths, William HAMILTON, Edward HAMILTON, William PECK, Shubael RIPLEY, Stephen HOLLIDAY, George WALKER; tanners and shoemakers, Asa BOND, Julius DELONG, Joseph MYERS, Mark W. MAZUZAN, Daniel FORD, Daniel VALE and _______TAYLOR; wheelwrights, William HAMILTON, Waterman SUNDERLAND, David CLARK; coopers, Jonathan PERRY, Philip WARNER; tailors, ______BROWN, H. E. RUST; carpenters and joiners, Salmon NORTH, Matthew WALLACE, Nathaniel WALLACE, Martin HOPKINS, Elijah FOOT, Calvin FOOT, Isaac MINER, Ebenezer MINER, Luther BALCOM, George BALCOM, Horace A. PINNEY, William BAXTER, James PIPER, P. N. COBB, E. C. CRANE; spinning-wheels, Benjamin ATWOOD. 

      The scanty water power afforded by the sluggish Lemon Fair and the other "thunder shower" streams in town has deterred manufacturers from attempting to build mills of much magnitude. A dam once constructed on land now owned by C. R. WITHERELL was soon abandoned. A saw-mill was also built at an early day on land formerly owned by Garrison W. FOOT, now belonging to A. H. SPERRY, and Jared ABERNATHY and Levi SPERRY, with both interested in opening it. About fifty rods below this mill David PRATT built and operated a grist-mill; Levi SPERRY also ran it for a time. The only other mill ever built in town was on the brook near the residence of Asa BOND in 1860. Luther TILDEN here built a saw-mill and operated also a carding-machine for a short time after 1816 or 1817. It frequently changed owners and has never been a pronounced success. 

      The first merchants in town were Mr. BALLARD and Israel C. JONES. Joshua STOCKWELL, Josiah AUSTIN, Daniel CAMPBELL, Hosea BROOKS, Israel C. MEAD, Samuel EVERTS, William H. REMSEN, P. W. COLLINS, Benjamin F. HASKELL, Calvin M. LEWIS, Ira BINGHAM, A. C. WICKER, Daniel SANFORD, Joel S. LANE, Sylvester B. ROCKWELL, and the Cornwall Mercantile Company have carried on business at different periods since the beginning of the century. The only store now in town is kept by Fred S. HASKELL. The building is owned by his father, Benjamin F. HASKELL, grandson of Joshua STOCKWELL, who built the rear part before 1820 and kept here for a time in company with Daniel SANFORD. B. F. HASKELL, sr., followed them about 1825 and traded here for forty years, selling out to Hugh G. BINGHAM. About 1853 B. F. HASKELL, sr., moved the building back and erected the front part as it now stands. Then he and B. F., jr., traded in company for about five years. After Hugh BINGHAM followed Kirk BINGHAM, Orren DALRYMPLE, Harvey TAYLOR, B. F. WALES, and others. Fred S. HASKELL began business here in September, 1878. 

The most prominent industry in town, and one for which her people are most widely known, is the raising of sheep. Immediately after the importation of Merino sheep from Spain, by Colonel HUMPHREY, of Connecticut, and later by Consul JARVIS, of Wethersfield, Vt., some of the farmers of Cornwall procured some of the variety for the purpose of improving their flocks. MERRILL and A. L. BINGHAM have been among the foremost of breeders. They began importing French Merinos about 1846. Hon. Rollin J. JONES, who contributes a valuable portion of our general chapter on sheep raising in the county, has been and still is one of the most prominent breeders and dealers in town, Sylvester B. ROCKWELL being for some time in company with him in introducing the French Merino in the West. M. B. WILLIAMSON, H. F. DEAN, Rollin LANE, Henry LANE, J. B. and Ira HAMLIN, Henry ROBBINS, C. H. JAMES, John TOWLE, Arthur FIELD, B. S. FIELD, L. W. PEET, W. H. and T. P. D. MATTHEWS, Edgar SANFORD and H. E. SANFORD are also at present engaged in the industry. 


      The Congregational Church of Cornwall, the first religious organization in Cornwall, was formed on the 1st of July, 1785, with the following members: Jared ABERNATHY, Stephen TAMBLING, James Marsh DOUGLASS, Jeremiah BINGHAM, Roswell POST, Daniel SAMPSON, Mary CHIPMAN, and Elizabeth IVES, and during the few weeks following August 21 Jesse CHIPMAN, Mrs. POST, Mrs. TAMBLING, Nathaniel COGSWELL and wife, Joel LINSLEY, Ethan ANDRUS, Isaac KELLOGG, Hiland HALL, and Mrs. IVES were added to the number. 

      On the 20th of July, 1787, a call was extended to the Rev. Thomas TOLMAN, and accepted on the 30th of August. Being the first pastor, he received as his right the lot of land set apart by the charter for the first settled minister, and in addition received from the town "a settlement." The first deacons were Jeremiah BINGHAM, Hiland HALL, and Father William SAMSON. The first meetings were held in Captain BENTON's barn; afterward at his house and the house of Joel LINSLEY. The first house of worship stood west of the highway on which the old red school-house formerly stood. It was completed, probably in the spring of 1791, and first occupied in the following autumn. Mr. TOLMAN was dismissed at his own request on the 11th of November, 1790. 

      In 1796 the place of worship was changed by vote to nearly the present site of the church edifice. The second pastor, Rev. Benjamin WOOSTER, was ordained February 22, 1797. He was dismissed in January, 1802. Notwithstanding the action of the town in reference to the site of the new meeting-house, the building was not commenced until 1803. Rev. Jedediah BUSHNELL was installed on the 25th of May, 1803. His successor, Rev Lamson MINER, served from November, 1836, until January 16, 1839. Rev. Jacob SCALES was installed July 3, 1839, and was dismissed June 16, 1842. Rev. Seagrove W. MAGILL was pastor from July 10, 1844, to the autumn of 1847. In 1846 the church building was entirely rebuilt and renovated at an expense of about $650. The present pastor of this church is Rev. M. C. STEBBINS. 

      The first stated Baptist preaching in Cornwall was by Elder Ephraim SAWYER, who began in 1792. The first church edifice was a log house a few rods north of the ridge near the cemetery. Elder SAWYER remained here until 1801. Measures looking to the erection of a new meeting-house were adopted in 1805 and early in 1807 the building was completed. From 1809 until 1824 Elder Henry GREEN filled the pastorate. The present pastor is Rev. Mr. PALMER, of Middlebury. Since the spring of 1855 there have been intermittent attempts to build up a church of the Methodist persuasion, but the number of persons here are too limited to support a church regularly. 

      The following figures indicate the variation from one decade of years to another of the population of Cornwall since the taking of the first U. S. census: 1791, 826; 1800, 1,163; 1810, 1,270; 1820, 1,120; 1830, 1,264; 1840, 1,163; 1850, 1,155; 1860, 977; 1870, 969; 1880, 1,070.  

Chapter XIX, pages 416-436  
History of the Town of Cornwall. 
"History of Addison County, Vermont,  
With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches 
of Some Of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers."  
Edited by H. P. Smith. Syracuse, N. Y. 
D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886.





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Has No Children 7.  Jehiel Hull b: 31 MAR 1826 in Fairfield, Franklin, VT
Northrup, Abraham 27 NOV 1770  New Fairfield, CT  12 JUN 1857  Fairfield, VT  rnorthorp 
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Has No Children 1.  David Northrup b: 26 Jan 1799 Fairfield, Franklin, VT
1.  Jane Esther Northrup b: BEF 1796 New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has No Children 2.  Andrew Burr Northrup b: 17 May 1800 Fairfield, Franklin, VT
Has No Children 2.  Grace Northrup b: BEF 1798 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has No Children 3.  Johanna Burr Northrup b: 3 May 1802 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 3.  Polly Northrup b: BEF 1802 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has Children 4.  Andrew Bradley Northrup b: 5 Mar 1804 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 4.  Abraham Northrup b: BEF 1804 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has No Children 5.  Esther H. Northrup b: 9 Dec 1806 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 5.  Andrew Northrup b: BEF 1806 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has No Children 6.  Polly Burr Northrup b: 29 Jun 1807 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 6.  David Granson Northrup b: BEF 1808 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Has No Children 7.  Amanda Northrup b: 14 Sep 1809 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has Children 7.  Amanda Northrup b: 14 SEP 1809 in Franklin County, VT Has No Children 8.  Abraham Northrup b: 30 Oct 1811 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 8.  Jonathan Northrup b: 6 JUN 1822 in Virginia Has No Children 9.  David Northrup b: 5 Jul 1814
Has No Children 10.  Jane Esther Northrup b: 24 Jun 1816 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 11.  Grace Northrup b: 30 Oct 1818 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Has No Children 12.  Jonathan Northrup b: 6 Jun 1822 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
Fairley, VT now fairlee Fairley, VT now fairlee

Fayston, VT

Ephraim Smith, Daniel Sherman, John St. John, Eliphalet Smith, Joshua Smith, Elijah Northrop, Joh n Strong, Esq,

Fayston, VT 1788

Guildhall, VT Guildhall, VT
Hartland, VT

Hartland, VT



Stephen Rowe Bradley, Rev. Hezekiah Gould, Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Rev. David Perry, Rev. Joseph Strong, Thomas Ives.Asa Smith, Thadeus Bradley, John Alford, John Taintor, Joshua Smith, Hannah Clark, Ira Allen,

Montgomery, VT

Grant March 1780

Ludlow VT Ludlow VT

Middletown, VT Middletown, VT Is Middletown Springs the same???

It is clear that the settlements from the close of the war were quite rapid, as in the fall of 1784 the people petitioned the Legislature, then in session in Rutland, for a new town; a movement indicating that the settlers in those parts of Poultney, Ira, Tinmouth and Wells now included in Middletown, fraternized and felt among themselves mutual interests, in spite of the town lines. Two churches had already been organized -- another proof of that fact -- Congregational and Baptist, and a log church erected near the southeast corner of the present burial ground; the members were from the four towns, but they all had common interests. If the town lines had not been changed, it is more than probable that the same village must have grown up here. The territory was formed apparently by nature for a town, and the increasing number of settlers realized it.

      The prayer of the petitioners for the town was granted. On the 28th day of October, 1784, the following act was passed by the Legislature:

An An Act constituting a new Town by the name of Middletown:

  "Whereas, the inhabitants of a part of the towns of Wells, Tinmouth, Poultney and Ira, which are included in the bounds hereinafter described, have, bytheir petition, represented that they labor under great inconveniences with their several towns for public worship and town business, by reason of being surrounded by high mountains,

  "Be it therefore enacted, and it is hereby enacted by the representatives of the freemen of the State of VT in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, that the tract of land or district hereinafter described, be, and is hereby created and incorporated into a township, by the name of Middletown, and the inhabitants thereof and their successors with the like privileges and prerogatives, which the other towns in the State are invested with, viz.:

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Milton, VT
Milton, VT



Orwell, VT
Addison Cty
Northrup, Brunette 1728  Fairfield, Franklin , VT   1791-1792  Orwell, Addison, VT   rsskin 
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Peacham, VT Peacham, VT
Peacham, VT
Northrup, Lemuel * 31 MAY 1757  Newtown, CT   NOV 1843  Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT rnorthorp   
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Pittsfield, VT

Pittsfield, VT
Governor Thomas CHITTENDEN chartered the town on the 29th of July, 1781, to Josiah WRIGHT, Daniel KINNE, Samuel WILCOX and nearly 130 others. The original proprietors, who, from representations made to them, supposed the territory of their infant town to contain land equal in extent to the average township and a half, held their first meeting in Danby in December, 1781, and chose Daniel KINNE moderator, and Solomon STODDARD clerk; they then appointed a committee who, pursuant to the purpose of the appointment, laid out fifty-two and one-half acres to each proprietor, and a like number of acres to each public reservation. In 1787, when another allotment of forty acres to each proprietor was made, it was discovered that the towns of Stockbridge and Chittenden had, as they charged, so over-reached , their proper boundaries as to reduce Pittsfield to a mere gore, equal in extent to less than an average township. They thereupon called another meeting to be held on the 25th of September, 1787, at which  they appointed Asa WHITCOMB and Charles GOODRICH their agents to obtain redress from the Legislature for the unjust encroachments of their neighbors. But their efforts were fruitless; they were told that the land was there and they must look it up, and after more than ten years of vexatious and expensive litigation, they were defeated, and about 14,000 acres of their land was lost to them.

 The first town meeting was held at the house of Daniel ATKINS, who then lived at the mills, and operated them for Charles GOODRICH. There on the 26th day of March, 1793, the town was formally organized by the election of the following officers:

The first men to effect a settlement in Pittsfield were Daniel and Jacob BOW, who, in about 1786, cleared farms in the southern part of the town, the former beginning on the farm now occupied by Daniel AVERY and the latter on the present farm of Artemas HUNT.

Pittsford, VT

Richford, VT


Thomas Ives, Samuel Bishop, Benoni Smith, Jonathan Fitch

Richford, VT

No Ives or Thomas first name results
Rutland, VT Rutland, VT
Salisbury, VT
Salisbury, VT

Starksborough now Starksboro 1780

Abraham Underhill, Daniel Smith, Joseph Northrop, Jr., John Strong,

Starksborough now Starksboro 1780

Sheffield 1793

Noah Smith, Josiah Burr, Ezra Ives, Lazarus Ives, James Ives, William Beach, Gad Austin, Miles Beach, Hezekiah Sanford, Aaron & Hezekiah Sanford, Jr. , William and Zalmon Sanford, Elijah Burr, Nathan Burr, William Hawley, Jabez Burr, Thomas and Simeon Couch, Jr.

Sheffield 1793

No census results Sheffield
Sheldon Sheldon

Northrop, Abraham Lincoln (Abram L) 11 AUG 1859  North Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT  12 OCT 1874  Sheldon, Franklin Co., VT  krispyhack2 
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Northrop, Amanda F 28 OCT 1857  Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT  26 DEC 1857  Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Franklin Co., VT  krispyhack2 
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Northrop, Brigham Uriah 1 AUG 1865  Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT  1 NOV 1934  Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Franklin Co., VT  krispyhack2 
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Sandgate, VT
Bennington Cnty

Sandgate, VT

SANDGATE was the eighth town of those now forming Bennington county that was chartered by Governor Wentworth, the grant bearing the date of August 11, 1761, and by calling this the eighth chartered town of the county the reader must assume that Manchester was granted first, although both charters were of the same date. But Sandgate has hardly achieved a prominence in the history of the county equal to Manchester, or perhaps some other towns, but still her people are progressive, and thrifty, and reliable. The geographical position of the town in the county, and its physical features are such as to preclude the probability of the town's ever playing an important part in the county's affairs.

      Sandgate occupies a position in the extreme western part and in the second tier of towns, counting from the north. Rupert lies to the north, Manchester on the east, Arlington on the south, and New York State to the west. Communication with the other towns of the county is difficult except by the highway leading south into Arlington, which may be considered a reasonably fair route of wagon travel. With Manchester the town connects by two roads, the one in the extreme south part passing around the south base of Mount Equinox, and the other in the northern part through the "notch" as it is called. Another road communicates with Rupert on the north, and still another with New York State on the west, the last named being probably the most used of any, for it is in New York State that the bulk of the town's products finds a market.

      Sandgate is an exceedingly hilly and mountainous region, the greatest altitude being reached on Mount Equinox, which is something like three thousand feet higher than the level country to the west of it. Mount Equinox, on the Taconic range, occupies a large proportion of the lands in the eastern part of the town, while the other prominent peaks, Swearing Hill and Minister Hill, likewise make their portion of the town practically useless for general agriculture. Generally throughout the whole north part of the town, as well as elsewhere, high hills prevail thus making farm labor expensive and unprofitable. But Sandgate is not without excellent farming lands, for through the valley of Green River there are as fertile tracts as car be found in the county, but the flat lands are quite limited in extent. The latter are of course more easily cultivated and produce better results, perhaps; but the rolling lands are more easily drained and can be broken and tilled earlier in the season.

      The town of Sandgate, as has been stated, was chartered August 11, 1761 to John PARK and sixty-five other grantees, but its settlement did not commence until some ten or more years afterward. The first settler is said to have been Joseph BRISTOL, but of him there appears no record, in fact the old record books that should contain the transactions of the early residents are in such a deplorable condition as to be practically useless. The first deed for the conveyance of land in the town appears to have been executed in 1778, and recorded in 1782. Abner HURD was the first town clerk and justice of the peace. George PECK was justice of the peace, town clerk, and surveyor from 1801 to 1828. Walter RANDALL was clerk of the town for twenty-five years. Reuben THOMAS and ____ ____, were likewise early justices of the peace, latter in 1786. Reuben THOMAS was the first representative from the town, chosen in 1778.

      Among the pioneer residents of this town was Captain Lewis HURD, who came here in the winter of 1783. He became at once one of the leading men of the town and vicinity, enjoying the esteem and confidence of all who knew him. An additional interest attaches to the life of Captain HURD from the fact of his having been a soldier in the American army during the Revolutionary War, and as such, having served under the immediate command of General Washington. "His first term of service continued about six months but this period saw him with the army in New York City in July 1776. He was with Washington in his memorable retreat from Long Island, but soon after was taken sick with camp fever, and was carried across the North River into New Jersey where he was left some six weeks. In May, 1777, he enlisted to serve during the war, and was at the taking of Fort Montgomery, was at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, at the battle of Monmouth in 1778, with Mad Anthony WAYNE at the storming of Stony Point in 1779, and at Jamestown in July, 1781. Captain HURD was on General WAYNE's staff for a time, and also with Marquis de LAFAYETTE during his journey through Virginia, and at the famous battle of Yorktown." Captain HURD lived in Sandgate from 1783 until the time of his death in December, 1848, he then being ninety years of age. He was one of the Congregational Church at Sandgate and one of its most liberal and devoted members. The descendants of Lewis HURD, and his kinsman, Abner HURD, are still numerous in the town and among its leading citizens. Another of the old families of the town was that of Rev. Charles NICHOLS, who was a prominent minister here many years ago. But little is known of his family, except that Charles, jr. was one of his children. The latter married into the old BRISTOL family of the town, and had several children, as follows: Marshal; Burton, Gaylord, Harry, Chloe, Ann, and possibly others. Sherman and Ezra NICHOLS, both now residents of Dorset, are sons of Gaylord NICHOLS by his marriage with Polly DAYTON, of Sandgate, she being also of an old family of the town. Among the other old and respected families and persons of Sandgate the names of some can be remembered, such as PROBAN, HAMILTON, WOODWARD, ROBINSON, RANDALL, COVEY, HOYT, WYMAN, BEEBE, BENNETT, PECK, SMITH, DRAPER, and others equally prominent; and while all of these may not be of pioneer descent, they nevertheless represent an element of entire respectability and as worthy of mention as pioneers.

      During the Revolutionary period and preceding that time, while this whole region of country was in dispute between the New Yorkers and those holding under the New Hampshire charters, the township of Sandgate was uninhabited save by a very few persons; and therefore this section was not disturbed, or at least there is no record of any disturbance on the part of the claimants from the west of Hudson's River. In the proceedings of the governor and council the first mention made of the town of Sandgate appears in connection with the organization of military companies for the Fifth Regiment, for which the sixteenth company was to have been recruited in that town; but the names of officers or men do not appear, from which it is fair to assume that the town had not sufficient population to furnish a company, however small. This theory would seem correct from the tenor of a subsequent order issued to Colonel Gideon WARREN of the Fifth Regiment by which he was directed to "draft twenty-seven good, effective men," "to be drafted" out of the towns of Rupert, Dorset, Sandgate, and Manchester; a similar order was directed to Colonel Samuel HERRICKS also in 1778, by which that officer was commanded to raise thirty men from the towns of Sandgate, Manchester, Dorset, Rupert, and Danby. In the proceedings of the Board of War, that body, by an order dated at Arlington, May 11, I780, directed the selectmen of the several towns in general and of Sandgate in particular "to collect thirty pounds of salt pork for each man raised in your town, or ordered to be raised for the defense of the frontier," etc.; and further, "you will use your utmost discretion in collecting said pork, and as it is of absolute necessity you will not fail to carry this order into execution, for which this shall be your sufficient warrant. You will keep accounts of the pork you furnish and the expense of transportation, for which your town will be paid by this State." Signed by Thomas Chittenden, governor. It seems from subsequent records that the town of Sandgate furnished two men for the service, consequently the quantity of pork to be raised amounted to sixty pounds. This was collected, as will be seen from the following communications:

 So far as the records show this was about the extent of the transactions that the town took any part in during that period. It had at that time a population of perhaps a hundred persons, or about fifteen or twenty families -- not more. After the War of the Revolution had ceased, and the proceedings which preceded Vermont's admission to the Union were terminated, the town grew rapidly, so that in 1791 the population amounted to 733.. In 1800 it reached 1,020; in 1810, 1,187; in 1820, 1,185. Then begun a general decline in numbers, the falling off between the last year named and 1830 being 252; in 1840 it had fallen to 777; by 1850 it had increased to 850, and then dropped again; in 1860 reaching 805; in 1870, 705, and by the last census of 188o the population was only 681.

      The town of Sandgate is not exclusively devoted to agriculture, as it enjoys a reputation for the production of lumber and other commodities made from wood that is somewhat surprising, when we consider the fact that it has no means of transportation other than by teams. Green River, as it courses rapidly down through the town, furnishes an abundant water power, and this is utilized to a large extent for various manufacturing purposes. Several members of the HURD family have been engaged in milling industries for a long time. Then there was Dr. SMITH's oyster keg factory, COVEY's brush-back factory, PROVAN's grist-mill, CONKEY's saw-mill, and others; but the largest, perhaps, of the mills along the river is that now operated by STICKLE Brothers, who came up here not long ago from Shaftsbury, and are doing an extensive business. But there was a time when Sandgate was an important town in the sheep and wool growing industries, the rolling and mountainous country being admirably adapted to this use; but, like many other things, this has declined, not that the land is by any means exhausted, but rather owing to the decline in the price of wool.

In matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the people the town of Sandgate is as forward as any in the county in proportion to respective population There are two organized church societies, the Congregational and the Methodist Episcopal, the former formed in 1792, and the latter in 1830. The Congregational Society built their church edifice in 1827, and repaired it in 1846. The M. E. Church now used was built in 1878. Neither of these are structures of elaborate design, but plain, modest appearing buildings, designed for the use and occupation of humble worshipers, rather than for ostentatious display.

History of Bennington County, Vt. 
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches 
of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. 
Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich. 
Syracuse, N. Y., D. Mason S Co., Publishers, 1889

Sandgate, VT
NORTHRUP, Abigail Elizabeth 13 JUN 1731  Greenfield, CT 1820  Sandgate, Bennington, VT  
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Johanna NORTHRUP  m. Jedediah HUBBELL 
  m. Jedediah HUBBELL1720  

Northrup, Hannah 1769  Litchfield Co, CT  29 Oct 1812  Sandgate, Bennington Co, VT  buchroeder  Order a copy of the original certificate from RootsWeb.com
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Sandgate, VT
Northrup, Abigail 13 JUL 1731  Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT  of Newtown 1820  Sandgate, Bennington Co., VT  hawley-hurd-etc 
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Father: William Northrup  Mother: Joanna Unknown  Spouse: Daniel Baldwin 
Sandgate, VT
Spouse: Daniel Baldwin s/o  Miriam Northrup(JosephJoseph)1698MilfordCT  
Northrup, Abigail 2ndwifeAnn Towsey1733
Northrup, Abigail James Baldwin1696MilfordCT
Has Children 1.  Ann Baldwin b: 2 Jul 1760 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has Children 2.  Senton of Sweden or Sweeten Baldwin b: 8 Dec 1761 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has No Children 3.  Hannah Baldwin b: 24 Mar 1765 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has Children 4.  Currents or Currence Baldwin b: 12 Oct 1763 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has No Children 5.  Rhoda Baldwin b: 7 Jun 1766 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has Children 6.  Ransford Baldwin b: 17 Feb 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has No Children 7.  Hannah Baldwin b: 6 Jun 1770 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has No Children8.  Abigail (Nabby) Baldwin b: 21 Dec 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
Has No Children 9.  Polly Baldwin b: 21 Dec 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT

Northrop, Jehannah "Hannah" 1769  Litchfield Co,CT  29 OCT 1812  Sandgate,Bennington Co,VT  hesshogs14 
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Shoreham, VT Shoreham, VT

Shoreham, VT
Northrup, Jeremiah 12 FEB 1765  Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT  12 APR 1840  Shoreham, Addison Co., VT  rnorthorp 
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Father: Samuel Northrup  Mother: Phoebe Beecher  Spouse: Cynthia Newell 
Shrewsbury, VT Shrewsbury, VT

Swanton, VT Swanton, VT
no Northrup
Swanton, VT    
Tinmouth, VT

Tinmouth, VT
Vergennes, VT
Northrop, Clara 28 May 1778  New Milford, CT  25 Aug 1809  Vergennes, Addison, VT  schoch-mitchell 
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Northrup, Clara 28 MAY 1778  New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut  25 AUG 1809  Vergennes, Addison, Vermont  callard 
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Vergennes, first settled in 1766 by Donald MacIntosh, was established in 1788,[1] the only one of Vermont's cities not to have been first chartered as a town or independent village. Instead, portions of the pre-existing towns of New HavenPanton and Ferrisburg where they intersected at the Otter Creek Falls were drawn off to create Vergennes.[1] It is the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.

The city is named for Charles GravierComte de Vergennes.[5] His hatred of the British and his desire for revenge for the French and Indian war, made him support the American colonists during the American Revolutionary War and send arms and troops to the revolutionary cause. He gave in to the demand of Beaumarchais to secretly procure arms and volunteers to the Americans. As directed by Louis XVI, Gravier established a dummy company through which the Americans received nearly 80% of their military supplies. It was also Gravier who negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which formally brought the Revolutionary War to a close.

Here, Thomas Macdonough built and armed the fleet that would defeat the British on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. The Monkton Iron Company (which was at the time the largest iron works in the colonies) manufactured the fittings for Macdonough's fleet, as well as most of the cannon shot used by the army in the north. The ore used was mined in nearby Monkton.

The motive for a city form of municipal government is said to have been to provide a vision for building the area as an industrial center. The Otter Creek Falls and close access to the Lake Champlain waterway was thought to be a fertile place for commercial growth.

Industry boomed in the late nineteenth century, in particular, shipping connected to the Champlain Canal and wood-finishing related to lumber imported from Canada. As railways supplanted the canal system, manufacturing declined. A railroad spur from Ferrisburgh to the base of the falls proved a failure, with grades too steep for practical operations.


The creek, or river, between the city and the lake, is crooked, but navigable for the largest lake vessels. 

The first settlement within the present limits of Vergennes was made in 1766 by Donald M'Intosh, a native of Scotland who was in the battle of Culloden. He came to this country with Gen. Wolfe's army, during the French war, and died July 14, 1803, aged eighty-four years. The emigrants who subsequently located themselves here, were principally from Massachusetts, Connecticut and the south parts of the State." 

Gazetteer of Vermont, Hayward, 1849

The territory of Vergennes had been inhabited by white men twenty-two years before she had a corporate existence. A fraction of three towns, her records were not her own, and the records of Ferrisburgh, which gave her the largest territory of any of the three, were burned in October, 1785. The men who made the history of Vergennes had no leisure or inclination to write out for posterity the description of the scenes and events that transpired here. The population of Vergennes has been so changeable that tradition cannot do much for us, and only by the most patient searching of the few records left can we form an idea of her condition in the past, of her business interests, or the character of her people; even the names of the men who did most for the founding and settlement of our city are passing out of the memory of the present generation. To recall some of those names and some of the scenes in which they were actors is the most that we can do now; and we only repeat that we cannot present a picture of their daily life in their business and social relations. 

It should be remembered that the history of Vergennes must be different from that of a farming town. A different class of people located here. Their pursuits and avocations were different. With only 1200 acres in her territory, the farming interest within her limits was of small moment. Those who expected to live by farming settled elsewhere. Manufacturers, merchants, and professional men, with such mechanics and laborers as were needed, composed her population. Of course, when the numerous ready-made tools, building materials, vehicles, clothing, and other conveniences now found in our stores had to be made by hand in mechanics' shops, a large number of mechanics were needed; but as a class they have left but little record of their doings or of their families. 

    During the French War, from 1755 to '60, many, soldiers and scouting parties passed from the older New England States to and from Canada. There were two routes, one up the Connecticut River and thence to Lake Memphramagog; the other in the vicinity of Vergennes. To cross Otter Creek, over which there were no bridges or ferries, made it desirable to find a place where they could ford the stream, and doubtless some kind of a trail leading to the fords was known to them, or the bearings from the mountains enabled them to find their way through an unbroken forest of a dense and heavy growth, with neither red man nor white man found to break this awful solitude of nature. Noah PORTER, grandfather of George W. PORTER, of Ferrisburgh, once said that he crossed Otter Creek, in one of those years, with a scouting party on the rocks at the head of the falls (the deep channels have since been blasted out), and he and his party were so impressed with the wild and chaotic features of the scene that they spent some time in viewing the falls. He said the west channel appeared very small and was so filled with floodwood you would hardly notice there was any channel there; that there were several beaver houses built on the floodwood. 

      The reports of soldiers aroused the love of adventure incident to pioneer life, and an excitement was manifested in Connecticut and Massachusetts and on the banks of the lower Hudson, to secure an interest in the cheap lands and rich hunting grounds of the northern wilderness. In 1761 sixty towns were chartered in Vermont. New Haven's charter bore date November 2, 1761; Panton, November 3, 1761, and Ferrisburgh, June 25, 1762. These are the three towns from which Vergennes was taken. New Haven and Panton were chartered to citizens of Litchfield county, Conn., and Ferrisburgh to men of Dutchess county, N. Y. 

      In 1762 Deacon Ebenezer FRISBIE, of Sharon, Conn., assisted by John CLOTHIER, Isaac PECK, and Abram JACKSON, surveyed the lines of the town of Panton. Beginning at a walnut tree on the bank of Otter Creek (about two rods above the west end of the bridge over Otter Creek) and running due west to the lake; thence six miles south; thence seven miles east; thence down Otter Creek to the place of beginning. They were paid for fifty-three days' service. 

      This first surveying party that was ever in Vergennes found that the distance to the lake was less than seven miles; and it also appears that the north line run by them was about eighteen rods south of the south line of Ferrisburgh, leaving a strip between the two towns not covered by any charter. 

      In October, 1788, the Legislature of Vermont granted to WHITELAW, SAVAGE, and COIT the three islands near the falls, as land not heretofore chartered. By agreement the line between Panton and Ferrisburgh was fixed to run from the corner of New Haven just above the east end of the bridge, and a broken cannon was placed in a cleft in the rocks to mark the spot, and is there now, although buried out of sight. 

      In running six miles south they covered a large tract claimed by Addison, and, as Addison's charter ante-dated Panton's, after a long controversy it was settled by compromise, Addison holding the territory claimed. Probably nothing was done in 1763 toward settlement. Ferrisburgh was also surveyed in 1762 by Benjamin FERRISS and David FERRISS, but no settlement effected. 

      It appears from the proprietors' records of Panton that in 1764 James NICHOLS, Griswold BARNES, David VALLANCE, Timothy HARRIS, Joseph WOOD, Captain Samuel ELMORE, William PATTERSON, Eliphalet SMITH, Zadock EVEREST, Amos CHIPMAN, Samuel CHIPMAN, etc., to the number of fifteen, did go to Panton and do some work on fifteen rights. 

      The statement in Swift's History of Middlebury gives from tradition the following version, fixing the date two years later than the record. He says that:

 "Fifteen young men from Salisbury, Connecticut, and adjoining towns, started for a home in this region, with some tools and effects in a cart drawn by oxen. They followed Otter Creek from its source to Sutherland Falls, cutting a way for their cart as best they could. They found no house north of Manchester. At Sutherland's Falls they dug out a large canoe and put in it their freight, and some of them as rowers started with it, towing their cart behind the canoe. The rest of the party, with the oxen, went on by land. John CHIPMAN stopped at Middlebury; the others came on, drawing their canoe with their oxen around all the falls. Some of the party stopped to prepare a place for permanent settlement in New Haven above the falls, the others went on and settled on the lake shore. They all returned to Connecticut in the fall. 

    "The charter required that five acres should be cleared and a house built not less than eighteen feet square on each right within five years from date of charter; but this was not accomplished. In accordance with a contract made with the proprietors, Isaac PECK, Jeremiah GRISWOLD, and Daniel BARNES began to build a saw-mill at the falls in the fall of 1764, but did not complete it that year. In December, 1765, a bargain was made with Joseph PANGBORN to build a good grist-mill at the falls, to do good service by the first of May, 1767, for which he was to have a water power and fifty acres of land adjoining, and the mill when built. It is uncertain whether this mill was built by him, for in the summer of 1766 Colonel REID took possession forcibly of all the property about the falls, claiming under a New York grant all the land on Otter Creek, three miles wide from the mouth to Sutherland's Falls. An entry in the Panton records makes it certain that REID came in 1766, for at a meeting on the third Tuesday in November, 1766, they recite that Colonel REID had taken possession of the mill at the falls which they had built. 

    "In 1769 the proprietors of Panton revoked the grant of a mill lot and water power to the men who built the saw-mill, because they had not completed it by the time agreed, and had allowed Colonel REID to wrest it from their possession. In Slade's State Papers, pages 30, 31, and 33, in the copy of Governor Tryon's letter, and answer of committee to same, signed by Ethan ALLEN, clerk for said committee, and dated August 25, 1772, it appears that 'more than three years previous Colonel REID took possession of the saw-mill, one hundred and thirty sawlogs, and fourteen thousand feet of pine boards, and did at that same time extend his force, terrors and threats into the town of New Haven, and so terrified the inhabitants (about twelve in number), that they left their possessions and farms to the conquerors, and escaped with the skin of their teeth.  The committee's letter also states that 'not long after, the original proprietors of said mill did re-enter and take possession thereof, but was a second time attacked by Colonel REID's STEWART with a number of armed men . . . and obliged to quit the premises again,' and the letter admits that not long previous to the date of the letter, a small party did dispossess Colonel REID of the saw-mill, which seems to have ended the controversy."  

 The romance and embellishment of this affair, which may be true, is more interesting than the naked facts. It is said that Colonel REID came here with a few men -- Donald MCINTOSH, a native of Scotland, who was in the battle of Culloden, being foreman -- and took possession of the mill; entered the house of Joshua HYDE, a settler in New Haven, just above the falls, and took him prisoner, and crossed the creek; on landing he managed to escape and recross in the boat of his captors, and disappeared; that some friends of HYDE negotiated with REID, who paid for HYDE's crops, etc., and HYDE gave him no further trouble at that time. After a few years Ethan ALLEN and a party of Addison and Panton settlers visited the falls and routed REID's men and put Pangborn in possession. That about one year later Ira ALLEN was passing from his settlement on Onion River to Bennington, and reaching the falls on a stormy evening, he thought to stay with his old friend Pangborn. On knocking at his cabin door he was met by a stranger with a drawn sword and threatening attitude, who, after some parleying and explanations, admitted ALLEN and gave him a night's lodging. ALLEN learned that Colonel REID had previously come on with a dozen Scotch immigrants, who had been led to believe it to be a military movement, and they kept up the regulations of a military camp, after driving off Pangborn and his associates. In the morning ALLEN pursued his way to Bennington, but about ten days afterward he, with one hundred men, appeared to the Scotchmen at the falls, who found resistance to be useless and were secured while the company under ALLEN's direction burned every hut that REID had built; destroyed the grist-mill built by him, and broke the millstones and threw them in pieces into the river. ALLEN then explained to REID's men how they had been deceived, and most of them left and settled in the valley of the Mohawk. Donald MCINTOSH and John CAMERON remained. Joshua HYDE, who had been driven from his farm by REID, was with ALLEN's men, and doubtless enjoyed the adventure. He had sold his farm, however, and settled in Middlebury.* In a petition to Governor TRYON by the adherents of New York in 1772 it is said that there were about fifteen families on Colonel REID's tract. 

* It is stated that at this time Allen built a block-house fort near the falls; the exact location is unknown. It is certain a fort was built previous to 1778 and called New Haven Fort. 

      Nothing more is found of record in regard to the falls until July 9, 1776, when Joseph PANGBORN deeded to David REMINGTON the fifty acres given him by the proprietors of Panton. David REMINGTON was afterward convicted of Toryism and his property taken to the use of the State, and sold by the commissioner of confiscation to Gideon SPENCER and others. SPENCER became the sole owner in 1786, the consideration in the deed being £500 ($1,666). 

      In 1777 many inhabitants left their homes upon hearing that BURGOYNE was coming up the lake and the Indians and Tories of his army were making plundering excursions all along the lake shore, and when CARLETON came with his army in 1788 nearly every settler abandoned his farm and business, and the families scattered, some to Pittsford and the southern towns of Vermont, and others went back to the towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts from which they had emigrated to Vermont. 

      The Council of Safety sitting at Bennington on the 6th of March, 1778, issued a letter of instructions to Captain Ebenezer ALLEN to raise a sufficient number of men and proceed to New Haven Fort, where he was to take post and send out scouts to reconnoitre the woods to watch the movements of the enemy and report them to this council or the officer commanding the Northern Department (probably at Rutland). They say, "as there are some few inhabitants north of the fort, should you judge them to be disaffected to the interest of the United States of America, you will confine him or them and secure his or their estate for the use of this State until such person or persons may be tried by a Committee of Safety next adjacent to the offender, etc." 

      Under date of March 19, 1778, a letter of Governor and Council, ratified by General Assembly, to Captain Thomas SAWYER, at Shelburne, congratulates him on his victory, laments the loss of Lieutenant BARNUM and men, [Lieutenant Barnabas Barnum, of Monkton, who was surprised by a party of Indians and British soldiers, and killed.] and says: "Viewing your dangerous and remote situation, the difficulty in reinforcing and supplying you, do therefore direct you to retreat to the blockhouse in New Haven. Bring with you the friendly inhabitants. You are not to destroy any building, wheat or the effects. You will remain at said blockhouse until relieved by Captain Ebenezer ALLEN or Captain Isaac CLARK." 

      A letter to these captains directs them to repair to his relief without loss of time; to assist the inhabitants, and, if possible, to secure the wheat at Shelburne, and such other effects as in their power, but not to burn any buildings or other effects. 

      On May 22 following, Governor CHITTENDEN writes to Captain BROWNSON that David BRADLEY, in behalf of the inhabitants of New Haven and Ferrisburgh, applies to this Council for liberty for their inhabitants to remain in their possessions at present, as by reason of the situation of some of the women it was impracticable for them to remove. He was directed to allow such indulgence as necessity required. 

      In March, 1779, the line of the northern frontier was established at the north line of Castleton and the west and north lines of Pittsford, and all the inhabitants north of said line were directed and ordered to immediately move with their families and effects within said lines, and that the women and children go even farther south, and the men work on their farms in "collective bodies with their arms." 

      It is generally supposed that no inhabitants remained in the territory that is now Vergennes, from the fall of 1778 till peace was declared in 1783, when they began to return to their farms. 

      It was probably in the fall of 1778 that Eli ROBURDS and his son Durand were taken prisoners and carried from their farm (lying between G. F. O. KIMBALL's and Willard BRISTOL's, and extending back to the Beaver Meadow) by a band of Indians, Tories, and British soldiers, and imprisoned for three years or more. It is said that they were exchanged; that while prisoners they were sent under guard to labor, but that Eli refused to work for the British, and was so free in his remarks on the subject that he was not allowed to leave as soon as his son. 

 Writers have pictured the sufferings of the prisoners thus taken from their peaceful homes to endure the hardships of a British prison; but we should not forget the sad condition of their wives and small children, helplessly witnessing their husbands and elder sons forced away from them, while their houses were burning and everything they had that was of value being carried off by the plunderers. A more pitiful sight, indeed, it must have been to see those stricken mothers carrying their infants and leading other children, with scat clothing or food, through the woods on foot, to the southern towns in Vermont! Knowing how dark the future and how sad the present, their courage and fortitude seem almost without a parallel in history. 

      After a few more years of war and suffering, the struggles of a people few in numbers and weak in resources, against the power and wealth of Great Britain, brought triumph and peace, a result that can be explained by only one word -- providence. With returning peace the attention of the people was again turned to their personal interests; and as the obstacles to the settlement of their forsaken farms were removed they began, in 1783, to return to the new settlements. 

      In May, 1783, the Panton proprietors met at the inn of Captain WILLARD, in Pawlet, and, among other things, voted "to sequester ten acres of land, together with the privilege of the falls on Otter Creek, for mill building, to John STRONG, lying at the northeast corner of Panton, on condition said STRONG build a good saw-mill at the above mentioned place by the 20 of November, 1783, and a good grist-mill by the 20 of August, 1784, that shall run at the times above mentioned," etc. Evidently the old mills had been destroyed at this time. Spencer's lot (that was formerly given to Pangborn) of fifty acres and STRONG's ten acres had not been marked out, and in 1786 it was arranged between them, Spencer taking the west part up to within seven rods five links of the bridge, and Strong taking his ten acres above that point. 

      In March, 1784, Asa STRONG, eldest son of John STRONG, of Addison, Beebe PANGBORN, and Elkanah BRUSH lived near the falls on the west side. Asa STRONG's house was where the south end of the Shade Roller Company's dry house is. In this year it is said that Gideon SPENCER, then living in Bennington, built a saw-mill, and in 1785 built a grist-mill near the middle of the channel, between the island and the west shore. All above the mill, up to the landing above the Shade Roller Company's factory, was filled with floodwood, a part of which they had to cut out to get water for the mill. In the summer of 1784 some fourteen families settled in Willsboro, N. Y., on the patent of Wm. Gilliland, and got the lumber for the buildings at Vergennes. Donald MCLNTOSH, who had been in Canada through the war, returned to his farm on Comfort Hill about this time. 

      In October of this year Ethan ALLEN, of Bennington, deeds to Alexander and William BRUSH, of New Haven, six acres of the governor's lot of five hundred acres, in the northwest corner of New Haven, of which Allen had become the owner. Judge ROBERTS's present home is near the corner of the six acres. 

      In 1785, while New Haven retained all her territory extending to the head of the falls, the Legislature imposed a tax on New Haven to build one-half of the bridge over Otter Creek at the head of the falls, and the next spring the proprietors of New Haven, in public meeting called for that purpose -- 

1785 -- Ethan Allen deeds to Widow Ruth BRUSH seven acres from the northwest corner of the governor's lot, running from the bridge in the direction of the present plank road (so called) and then to the creek. 

 On the 30th of May in this year Ethan ALLEN was in New York city, and conversed with the French consul about a city that was to be incorporated about the falls. This was more than three years before the date of the charter, and is the earliest allusion to the project. At that time there could not have been twenty families on the territory. 

1786 -- Gideon SPENCER, of Bennington, who had already built mills on the falls, moved to Vergennes and became identified with the interests of the place, and an active and successful operator. The records show that he was engaged in building and running mills and iron works, buying and selling water power, and timber, and farming lands. He was evidently a far-seeing and sagacious man. Unfortunately for Vergennes, he encumbered most of the water power on the west side of the creek with a long lease, which is still in force. He had several sons, who became men of property and influence in the vicinity. His son Gideon, jr., lived on the farm and built the brick house afterward owned by Samuel P. STRONG, and then by Samuel P. HOPKINS. Soon after he came to Vergennes he built a large gambrel-roofed house on the east corner of Andrew CRADY's present house lot, and kept a tavern. A fine spring of water in the street in front of his house supplied the neighborhood, until the supply was cut off by digging wells and cellars in the vicinity. 

      In December of this year the town plot of Ferrisburgh was surveyed by Timothy ROGERS, surveyor, and a committee appointed for the purpose, consisting of Abel THOMPSON, Gideon SPENCER, Wm. UTLEY, and Wm. HAIGHT. They surveyed lots enough in the most desirable locations to give one to each proprietor, five rods by six rods; then a second division of the same number of the next most desirable lots; then all the remainder in a third division. The "green" and public lots were designated, and the principal streets. There was a small triangular piece above and near the bridge which they called the "handkerchief lot," " for a gift of s'd Proprietors to any man that will settle and continue the malting business on s'd lot two years, to the advantage of himself and the public." Major Wm. GOODRICH accepted it and afterwards deeded it with the stills, worms, tubs, etc. 

 The first session of Addison County Court was held in March of this year, in Addison; John STRONG, chief judge; Ira ALLEN, Gamaliel PAINTER, Wm. BRUSH, and Amos FASSETT, assistant judges. Samuel CHIPMAN, then living near the falls, was appointed county clerk. He was the first lawyer that settled in Addison county, and remained in Vergennes about eighteen years, with fair success as a lawyer; but his forte seems to have been speculating in real estate. He declined serving as clerk after one year, and Roswell HOPKINS (grandfather of our present Dr. HOPKINS) was appointed and held the office sixteen years, all of which time he was a citizen of Vergennes and conspicuous in public affairs in town, county, and State. He was clerk of the House of Representatives from 1779 nine years; he was secretary of State fifteen years, and declined further nomination in 1802, when about to remove from the State. He was one of a committee of distinguished men to revise the laws in 1797. He was a man of fine talent, well educated, and possessed of most agreeable social qualities; he became one of the most popular men in the State. 

      The following lines, written by him, are found on a blank leaf of a book in the county clerk's office: 

1787 -- In this year several business men came into Vergennes and business was prosperous. The Legislature took some measures to secure reciprocity with Canada, and Ira and Levi Allen were instrumental in procuring the admission of timber, lumber, pot and pearl ashes, and other products free of duty from Lake Champlain, and thus opened the way for a business which assumed large proportions, and was a great boon to all dwellers in this region. Great rafts of spars, square timber hewed in the woods, were taken to Quebec, and much of it there loaded into ships and taken to England. The ships in that trade were constructed with port-holes in the stern, and long timbers were slid from the rafts into the holds of the vessels. The raftsmen lived in houses built on the rafts. Potash was also carried on the rafts. 

      In January of this year at a town meeting in Panton they voted that "they are not willing to have no part of the town taken off for a city at the northeast corner of the town." In February of this year Wm. BRUSH resigned his office of assistant judge. Roswell HOPKINS was appointed county clerk and Seth STORRS State's attorney. 

      At the session of the Governor and Council at Bennington, Ethan ALLEN presents his letters from the French consul relative to the name "Vergennes," and other matters. The plan of forming a city about the falls had become publicly known at this time. 

    1788 -- This year was an important era in the history of Vergennes. It is perhaps impossible to give a faithful picture of her situation and business at that time. Several saw-mills and one gristmill were in operation, a small forge on the east side of the creek and some small potash establishments, a brewery, and blacksmith shops. There were a few framed houses, mostly gambrel-roofed, the frames covered with upright planks, nailed with handmade wrought nails and clapboarded, but seldom painted. Most of the dwellings were of logs surrounded by the stumps and small clearings, with the forest in close proximity. One hundred and fifty to one hundred and seventy-five inhabitants were on the territory. 

      In June of this year Jabez FITCH, a man then fifty-one years old, with two sons, went from Connecticut to Hyde Park, Vt., and passed through Vergennes. In a journal kept by him he writes, under date of June 5, 1788:  

 "A little after sunset we arrived at one SMITH's, a little north of Snake Mountain, where we put up for the night and found comfortable entertainment. We are now within about six or seven miles of New Haven falls. I lodged with one SAMSON, a Tory, but hope I have not caught the infection. Friday, June 6, we took breakfast before we started and our landlord went with us as far as the falls. We soon came into the town of Panton and traveled about five miles through the woods before we came to a house. At about nine o'clock we arrived at the falls and crossed the creek in a canoe, but our horse and dog were obliged to swim. We made some stop at this city. I was in at Colonel BRUSH's to leave some letters and at about ten set off on our way again. We soon came into the town of Ferrisburgh and found the road extremely muddy. We called at one Tim ROGERS', about noon in hopes to obtain horse-baiting, but were disappointed and were obliged to travel about five or six miles further, most of the way without a house. About two o'clock we arrived at one COGSWELL's in Charlotte."  

      It is not clear why he had to swim his horse and dog; perhaps the bridge built in 1786 was out of repair. There was no post-office in Vergennes at that time and none nearer than Rutland. Before the Congress of the old thirteen States would admit Vermont into the Union, Vermont had in her splendid career as an independent State sovereignty, in March, 1784, appointed a postmaster-general (Anthony HASWELL, of Bennington) and established five post-offices--one in Bennington, one in Rutland, one in Brattleboro, one in Windsor, and one in Newbury, and established the rate of postage to be the same as it was in the United States, and provided for post-riders to make weekly trips; and the people congratulated themselves on their liberal mail facilities. The next year after the admission of Vermont into the Union Congress established a post-office in Vergennes on June 1, 1792. On the records of the Governor and Council at Manchester, October 23, 1788, the following entry appears: "A constitution of the city De Vergennes having passed the general assembly was read and concurred with two amendments, which was agreed to," and, October 24, "an act granting the city of De Vergennes town privileges having passed the General Assembly, was read and concurred." This was an act permitting Vergennes to organize as the towns about her did, with selectmen men, etc., for four years (afterward extended to six years) before electing city officers. 

      The misnomer in the record quoted above was the error of the scribe. The Legislature was sitting at the time at Manchester and consisted o Governor Thomas CHITTENDEN, twelve councilors, and eighty-four members. Gideon SPENCER was a member from Panton, Alexander BRUSH from New Haven, and Abel THOMPSON from Ferrisburgh. The act of incorporation received Governor CHITTENDEN's approval the day it was passed, in which the corporate name is, "the Mayor, Aldermen, Common Council and Freemen of the City of Vergennes." Thus Vergennes, with and because of her splendid water power and commanding situation, regardless of her small population, became a city--the third in New England in point of time, Hartford and New Haven having been chartered in I784. The origin of the name given to the city is explained in a correspondence between Ethan ALLEN and the French consul, Hector ST. JOHN DE CREVECOUR, a French nobleman who had been educated in England and came to America in 1754 and settled on a farm near New York city. In 1780 he went to Europe, and in 1783 returned to New York as consul for France. He then became acquainted with Ethan ALLEN, to whom he writes from New York, under date of May 31, 1785, a long letter in which he suggests the idea of Vermont showing her gratitude to the French patriots of the Revolutionary War by naming some new towns after distinguished Frenchmen, and says: "I would propose that the town to be laid out on the first fall of Otter Creek be called the town of Vergennes or Vergennesburgh; this in honor of the Count DE VERGENNES, French minister for foreign affairs.”  In a letter from France a few months later he alludes to the name of Vergennes again. On the 2d of March, 1786, ALLEN wrote to St. John from Bennington that the Governor and part of the Council met at Bennington to consult about the various propositions of St. John and were well pleased with them. The council concluded to recommend to the Legislature that "on the land contiguous to the first falls on Otter Creek they would incorporate a city with certain privileges and infranchisements and have already named it De Vergennes, to perpetuate the memory of your prime minister in America to all eternity." 

In September, 1788, the following bond was executed in Vergennes, but no record appears of its enforcement: 

     "Land owners in Vergennes.--Bond for a twentieth part of their lands in the city. 

     "Know all men by these presents.--That we, the persons hereunto subscribing land owners in the district prayed to be corporated as the mayor, aldermen and corporation of the city of Vergennes, to be set off from part of the towns of Ferrisburgh, New Haven and Panton, do each of us separately bind ourselves in the penal sum of one hundred pounds lawful money of the State of Vermont, to the treasurer of said State, and his successor in said office, to be paid within two years after the district above prayed for shall be corporated by the Legislature of the State of Vermont, for the true payment of which sum we, the persons subscribing and ensealing these presents, do each of us separately bind ourselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this twenty-ninth day of September, A. D. 1788. 

     "The condition of the above obligation is such that if the persons above obligated shall well and truly make and execute good and sufficient deeds of conveyance of one-twentieth part of the lands they each separately own in the district above prayed to be established, as above, to the corporation of said city of Vergennes within two years after the same shall be legally appointed and established by the Legislature aforesaid for the sole use and benefit of said corporation so long as they may or shall legally exist as a corporation aforesaid, to be put to such use or uses as said corporation may from time to time direct, then this obligation to be void and of no effect. But if any person or persons obligating as above shall refuse or neglect to make out such deed of conveyance, then this obligation to be and remain in full force and virtue on such obligator or obligators respectively and separately; which sums when collected by the treasurer of the State of Vermont aforesaid, after deducting all needful expenses which may accrue, shall by said treasurer be transmitted to the corporation aforesaid to be for the sole use and benefit of the corporation forever. And it is hereby provided that the lands given shall be at the option of the giver to say where and the value shall be appraised by the corporation. 

     "William BRUSH, L. S.; Eli ROBURDS, L. S.; Alexander BRUSH, L. S.; Timothy ROGERS, L. S.; Charles SPENCER, L. S.; Ebenezer MANN, L. S.; Jacob KLUM, L. S.; William HAIGHT, L. S.; Solomon BEECHER, L. S.; Jared PAYNE, L. S.; Abel THOMPSON, L. S.; Gideon SPENCER, L. S.; Sam'l WOOD, L. S.; Roswell HOPKINS, L. S.; Jabez G. FITCH, L. S.; Richard BURLING, L. S.; Sam'l CHIPMAN, L. S.; Israel WEST, L. S.; David BRYDIA, L. S.; William GOODRICH, L. S.; Jon'thn SEXTON, L. S.; Donald MCINTOSH, L. S.; Wm. UTLEY, jr., L. S.; Asa STRONG, L. S.; Ebenezer RANSOM, L. S."  

   The limits of Vergennes by the first act of incorporation were fixed as follows: Beginning on the line of Ferrisburgh and New Haven at the southeast corner of the town plot in said Ferrisburgh; from thence running north 320 rods to a stake and stones; thence west 400 rods to stake and stones; from thence south across Otter Creek 480 rods to stake and stones in Panton; from thence east across Otter Creek 400 rods to stake and stones; from thence north 160 rods to bounds first mentioned, comprising 1,200 acres of land and water; about 655 acres from Ferrisburgh, 300 acres from Panton, and 245 acres from New Haven. 

      November 1, 1791, a large tract was taken from the remainder of New Haven and annexed to Vergennes; but in October, 1796, this last act of annexation was repealed and the tract annexed in 1791 was now formed into a distinct town by the name of Waltham. The freemen of Waltham, however, at that time were not allowed a representation in the Legislature, and were directed to meet with the freemen of Vergennes in said city for election of State officers and representatives. They were first allowed a representative in 1824. In 1788 David BRYDIA, who lived at the mouth of Otter Creek (Fort Cassin), sold to Nathaniel STEVENSON for $10 lot No. 45 (A. T. SMITH's house lot), and STEVENSON soon built a large gambrel-roofed house on the lot. 

      Alexander BRUSH deeds to Stephen R. BRADLEY, of Westminster, for $20 the lot where Amos WETHERBEE now lives. 

       1789 -- George BOWNE, a merchant of New York city, buys the falls on the east side, with ten acres, at a tax sale, for ten shillings and two pence. In October, 1789, Rogers deeds one-half of the same to Jabez G. FITCH, with all the mills, buildings, iron works, and privileges of falls for £800--$2,666. Jabez FITCH also bought of Rogers lots 13 and 14 (Methodist Church lot and part of the Franklin house lot). 

      Jabez G. FITCH, who came to Vergennes in 1788 or '89, was one of a large and enterprising family in the vicinity of Norwich, Conn. He quickly engaged in active business in Vergennes and bought real estate largely; was engaged in the Quebec trade in lumber and potash. He was a live Yankee, capable of doing any kind of business; could build a saw-mill or make an elegant clockcase, as he did for Thomas ROBINSON, and which now stands in the town clerk's office in Ferrisburgh. He was not, however, a cautious man; his business was extended and he became embarrassed. In his latter days he was poor, and somewhere about 1820 his body was found in the creek at the foot of the falls. It was supposed that he fell from the bridge, the only railing of which was a square timber on the sides. 

      In 1790 the following return was made by James ATLEE, deputy sheriff, on a writ against Jabez G. FITCH, in favor of John, Frederick, and Samuel DE MONTMELLIN, merchants in Quebec:

     "I attached the following property: one dwelling house, the residence of said Jabez, with the lots numbers 13 and 14 (Methodist Church and Franklin House lots), one storehouse on lot number 8 (where the probate office now is), with two other lots adjoining; one dwelling house, the residence of SPINKS, bloomer; one frame barn, two sorrel horses, one eight the other nine years old, with one gray horse seven years old, with two yoke of oxen, three brown and one black, two potash kettles with the house thereto belonging with 1000 bushels of ashes; one forge with every implement necessary for carrying on the same in said forge and apparatus thereto belonging, one coal-house, one blacksmith shop, one dwelling house, the residence of Woodbridge, one grist-mill with all the mill work therein complete, five sawmills with the buildings belonging to the same, one fulling-mill, with the falls, dams, flumes and conveyances thereto belonging; likewise all the lots said buildings stand on, the whole situated in Vergennes, the property of the within named Jabez G. FITCH." 


      In the charter of Vergennes the time of the first meeting for the election of city officers was fixed to be in July, 1792 (afterwards extended two years), and an act passed empowering the people to adopt a town organization and elect town officers, as towns in the State did, until the time arrived for electing city officers. 

      Under this act on the 2d of March, 1789, William BRUSH, justice of the peace, signs a warning for all the inhabitants that live within the limits of the city of Vergennes to meet at the dwelling house of William Brush, to elect officers, etc. At this meeting, on the 12th of March, it being the first town meeting ever held in Vergennes, William BRUSH was chosen moderator; Samuel CHIPMAN, town clerk; Dr. Ebenezer MANN, Richard BURLIN, Colonel Alexander BRUSH, selectmen; William BRUSH, treasurer; Captain Durand ROBURDS, constable; Timothy ROGERS, Samuel CHIPMAN, jr., Jabez G. FITCH, listers; Eli ROBURDS, leather sealer and grand juror; William GOODRICH, Ebenezer RANSOM, surveyors of highways; Asa STRONG, poundkeeper; Jacob KLUM and William HAIGHT, with some of the above named, petit jurors. 

      The grand list of 1789 contained thirty-three names, three of them nonresidents, showing thirty resident citizens. The names not previously mentioned as elected to office were Gideon SPENCER, Ambrose EVARTS, David ADAMS, Donald MCINTOSH, William UTLEY, Benjamin GANSON, Charles SPOOR, Ebenezer HUNTINGTON, John HACKSTAFF, Israel WEST, Job SPINKS, Solomon BEECHER, Aaron BRISTOL, Josiah HIGGINS, Jacob SMITH, Roswell HOPKINS, Nathaniel STEVENSON. 

      1790 -- This year thirteen new names are added to the grand list; those most prominent are Azariah PAINTER, James ATLEE, Robert LEWIS, Albon MANN, Jonathan SPENCER, David BRYDIA. 

      In 1791 are added Samuel DAVIS, Abram BALDWIN, Thomas TOUSEY, Enoch WOODBRIDGE, John W. GREEN, Roger HIGBY, Timothy GOODRICH, and others. The list now contains fifty-seven names. The list of 1792 is not found, but in the list of 1793 the names of Thomas BYRD, Justus BELLAMY, Stevenson PALMER, Thomas ROBINSON, Jacob REDINGTON, Josias SMITH, and Azariah TOUSEY are found; and in the list of 1794 the names of Jesse HOLLISTER, Benjamin G. ROGERS, and Samuel STRONG appear, and Job HOISINGTON, who bought the late Philo BRISTOL place of Josias SMITH for £25. Until 1797 the residents in what is now Waltham are included. In 1797, after Waltham had been separated from Vergennes, seventy-three names appear. After Vermont was admitted to the Union in 1791 a census was taken by the government, and the result gives 201 inhabitants. Taking the lists as a basis of calculation, in 1797 there were 360 inhabitants. By the census of 1800 the population was 516.


      In June, 1794, the Rev. Daniel C. SAUNDERS was settled in the city as a minister of the gospel. He lived in a large framed house just west of judge ROBERTS's homestead, until August, 1799, when he was dismissed to become the first president of the University of Vermont. He writes in May, 1795, in speaking of Vergennes: "Where so lately was the foot of the savage, there is now the church and the altar. Divine goodness has caused the wilderness to blossom as the rose. Future successive ages may have a laudable curiosity to know the history of the beginning of this particular church of Christ first established in the infant city of Vergennes. To gratify them the following remarks are submitted to the eye of the candid and the inquisitive: 

     "The population of the place was rapid, beyond the most sanguine calculations. In a very few years they had members to make a respectable congregation. Circumstances obvious in a new, uncultivated country prevented them from having any regular preaching of the Word for some time. In the year 1790 they procured a regular candidate for a short period. They had little regular preaching till the year 1792, in the month of May, when a candidate, Mr. Daniel Clark SAUNDERS, A.M., educated in the University of Cambridge, New England, came among them and continued several months. In the fall of 1793 he again received an invitation to settle in the gospel ministry, with which he at length complied." 

      A regular church was organized September 17, 1793, by Rev. Cotton Mather SMITH, of Sharon, Conn., who had been sent as a missionary to the infant settlements of Vermont. 

      The learned doctor's idea of rapid settlement would hardly satisfy a modern man in the present age, and possibly the doctor's successors might not like the way preaching was paid for in his day, if we may judge from the following vote passed in town meeting March 28, 1792:

     "Voted to raise the sum of thirty pounds on the list of the year 1792, one-fifth part in cash, the remainder in cattle or grain at the market price, to be expended in hiring preaching the ensuing Summer." 

      In June of the same year Enoch WOODBRIDGE, Roswell HOPKINS, and Samuel CHIPMAN, jr., were chosen a committee "to wait on the committee appointed to come into Addison County to set a stake for county buildings," and voted, "that if established in Vergennes the buildings shall be erected free from expense to the County." 

      But very few of the men who were active business men before the election of city officers in July, 1794, have descendants or relatives in Vergennes at present. They planned and toiled in clearing and improving Vergennes and increasing her resources; but most of them have passed out of the memory of all survivors, and tradition retains but faint images of them. That they were bold and energetic men is certain; shrewd and sagacious in business, free and generous in their hospitality, and of kindly sympathies; plain and unpretentious men, but men of force. Those of the name of BRUSH, who have been mentioned in this sketch, are strangers by hearsay even to our oldest citizens. William was appointed by Governor and Council in 1785 to be assistant judge and elected by the people in 1786 to the same office, which he resigned in 1787. Alexander, a colonel in the militia before coming to Vergennes at an early day, was a respected citizen. He lived at one time in a house which stood where the National Bank now is, and kept a tavern. Elkanah BRUSH lived many years on the lot now owned by Mrs. PHAIR, at the corner of Panton road and Main street; he married the widow of Luke Strong about 1808, and afterward lived in the THOMPSON house. 

      Jacob KLUM conducted a tannery on the bank of the creek back of Francis MCDONOUGH's house, and later on the west side, living in the shop which Ahvia SCOVIL first occupied. Eli ROBURDS died in 1805, and was succeeded on his farm by Durand ROBURDS, then major, who held many offices in Vergennes. He afterwards sold his farm and moved to Ferrisburgh, to the house ever since occupied by his children. 

      Richard BURLING after a few years is mentioned as a resident of New York city. While here he was active in various kinds of business, principally mills and iron works, and making potash, and the commerce growing out of such business. The BURLING family at White Plains, twenty miles from New York, were owners of large tracts of wild lands in Vermont, and probably gave the name to Burlington. 

      Dr. Ebenezer MANN died at Vergennes February 12, 1796, in his sixty-second year. Dr. Ebenezer HUNTINGTON was a practicing physician for Vergennes and vicinity, and acquired great popularity. He was a genial man, a good story teller, and enjoyed a joke. He lived on Comfort Hill, next south of Thomas FISH's present residence. He was the father of Fordyce HUNTINGTON, long a prominent citizen, and remembered by many. 

      Donald MCINTOSH, the Scotchman who came with Colonel REID in 1766, went to Canada during the Revolutionary War, and returned at its close to the place on Comfort HILL, where he lived for many years and on which he was buried. He died July 14, 1803. 

      Nathaniel STEVENSON, also one of the earliest settlers, was engaged in building mills and a forge on the west side of the creek, above the bridge, but did not remain here many years. 

      Timothy ROGERS was a large landholder and interested in the city, but did not long remain a resident here. 

      Thomas BYRD, an Englishman and a Quaker, was a character of note here for many years; a man of sound judgment, of fine personal presence, and of extensive reading. He was early elected mayor, and became the leading trial justice for Vergennes and vicinity. Many a culprit received his sentence from him--"ten stripes at the publick whipping post," then the common mode of punishment. The post stood for many years near the present public watering trough. Squire BYRD, as he was generally called, lived in a house where O. C. DALRYMPLE's store now is. Although a good Quaker, he was not quite a non-resistant. It is told of him that a citizen of Ferrisburgh, in an altercation with some one in a store in Vergennes, told the man he lied, and was immediately struck and felled to the floor. He went to Esquire BYRD to enter complaint, and told his story. BYRD asked him, "Did you tell the man he lied?" "Yes." "And he knocked you down?" "Yes." "Well, he served you right. You may go; you can't get a writ here." 

      Justus BELLAMY, long a conspicuous citizen of Vergennes, lived at the Sherman wharf. For many years he was the proprietor of Bellamy's distillery, which stood near the brick store at the wharf. The late Elliott SHERRIL married one of his beautiful daughters. Edmund SMITH married another. The BELLAMY family at a later day moved to Canada. 

      Thomas ROBINSON, father of the late Rowland T. ROBINSON, who came from Newport, R. I., lived in Vergennes several years, a part of the time engaged in manufacturing, and at length bought a large tract of land, which proved to be the best farm in Ferrisburgh and a monument to his skill and judgment in the selection. 

      Jacob REDINGTON, soon after coming here, opened a tavern in a building on the jail lot (C. B. KIDDER's store). 

      Josias SMITH, from Tinmouth, Vt., graduated from Dartmouth College in 1789; came to Vergennes in the spring of 1791, and was a practicing and successful lawyer in Vergennes to the time of his death in 1810. He was first city clerk under the charter election and was mayor at the time of his death. 

      Azariah PAINTER, who came here in 1789, was prominent in business circles and well known as keeping tavern here for many years. He bought of Jesse HOLLISTER, in 1800, what is now the Stevens House. He had two sons, Lyman and Hiram. Two daughters of Hiram PAINTER are now living in Vergennes, Mrs. KEELER and Mrs. SPRAGUE. 

      Azariah and Thomas TOUSEY were interested in mills and iron works. Azariah started the stilling-mill and resigned it to Thomas; they came from Newtown, Conn., but left no known descendants here. 

      Enoch WOODBRIDGE came from Manchester to Vergennes in the beginning of 1791, bought and moved on a farm near where Ezra CHAMPION lives, and in a few years moved to the grounds now occupied by Mrs. HAWLEY. He was a highly educated man of talent, a graduate of Yale College; was in the army through the Revolutionary War, a part of the time as commissary. After the war he went to Bennington county, where he was register of probate five years, judge of probate one year, State's attorney two years, which office he resigned in the fall of 1790 to come to Vergennes, and was soon elected judge of the Supreme Court, and for seven years was chief justice. He was father of Enoch D. WOODBRIDGE; of Mrs. Villee LAWRENCE and several other daughters. F. E. WOODBRIDGE and the late Mrs. PIERPOINT were his grandchildren. He died April 21, 1805, in his fifty-fifth year. 

      Dr. John W. GREEN purchased in 1790, for £40, the lot and buildings where F. E. WOODBRIDGE now resides. 

      Abram BALDWIN, David BOOTH, and Zalman BOOTH, all of Newtown, Conn., bought property in partnership, and did business on the west side of the creek for several years. 

      Roger HIGBY (or HIGLEY) was a lumberman engaged in sending timber to Quebec, but failed in business. He lived where the Farmers' National Bank stands. 

      Samuel DAVIS, a blacksmith, raised a large family in Vergennes, one of whom, the Hon. Bliss N. DAVIS, who was born here in 1801, stated at the Vergennes Centennial that his "father made the axes that felled the trees to make room for the houses in Vergennes." 

      Robert and John LEWIS built potash works a little above the mouth of Potash Brook. A few years later they assigned a large amount of property for the benefit of their creditors. 

      Samuel DAVIS lived in the house north of the Congregational Church, and his shop was in what is now William E. GREEN's garden. 

      Thus we see that down to the time when the city government was formed a very large proportion of the few people here were active, energetic, and bold business men, actively engaged in converting timber and wood and ores of the neighborhood into merchantable condition. 

      The city officers were elected in July, 1794, agreeable to the law of incorporation. (The time of annual meeting was changed in 1800 to the fourth Tuesday in March.) This first city meeting was held in a new school-house standing near the present town house. Enoch WOODBRIDGE was elected mayor; Josias SMITH, clerk; Roswell HOPKINS, Samuel STRONG, Phineas BROWN, and Gideon SPENCER, aldermen; Azariah PAINTER, sheriff; Samuel CHIPMAN, Eli ROBURDS, Elkanah BRUSH, Ebenezer HUNTINGTON, Oliver PIER, and Jacob REDINGTON, common councilmen. 

      The records of the Court of Common Council show a respect for a strict construction of the charter law, that has not always since been apparent. When, a few months later, Samuel HITCHCOCK moved from Burlington to Vergennes, and became associated with the picked men elected to fill the city offices, Vergennes could boast of as large a number of strong-minded and accomplished men as ever graced a country village. Samuel HITCHCOCK, who had married a daughter of Ethan ALLEN, and was himself the peer of any lawyer in his day, lived for several years in a house standing on the ground now occupied by the Catholic Church. 

      In 1794, a minister was settled, and licenses were granted for six taverns. In 1795 a jail was provided. 

      Daniel HARMON became a citizen of Vergennes and lived where the National Bank is, and probably had a store in the lower corner of the same lot, apparently the best location in the city for a store. In 1796 Harmon conveyed a lot 22 by 40 feet, to Josiah and William FITCH, "traders in company." This was what was lately known as Pat FOSTER's store. 


      In April, 1797, a stock company was formed to build a court-house, with 124 shares at $25 a share, the city to give the use of a public lot on which to erect it, and to take as many shares as could be paid for with the avails of another public lot to be leased for the purpose. The preamble to the subscription reads: 

     "From the central situation of this city it is contemplated that the time is not far distant when the Legislature of Vermont will be convened in said city, if suitable accommodations can be had. Among the many considerations which demand the attention of the citizens to prepare for such an event, that of erecting a convenient house in which they may assemble for the transaction of public business is of primary importance. An undertaking of such expense is of too great magnitude to be effected by the ordinary mode of taxation in our infant State. Other measures, therefore, must be adopted." 

      TOUSEY, BALDWIN & Co. subscribe for 10 shares; Gideon SPENCER, for 8 shares; Zalman BOOTH, for 7 shares; Robert HOPKINS, for 6 shares; Jabez G. FITCH, for 6 shares; DIBBLE & SHERRILL, 6 shares; Samuel HITCHCOCK, for 6 shares; Samuel STRONG, for 6 shares; Daniel HARMON, for 4 shares; Jesse HOLLISTER, for 3 shares; twelve others, 2 each, 24; twenty others, 1 each, 20 shares, leaving for the city 18. 

      The building was completed in time for the meeting of the Legislature October 11, 1798, and stood on the highest land in the city a little farther back from the street than the present town house. It was a building nearly square, with large windows; was two stories high and well arranged for the purpose for which it was built. The second story was used for a Masonic hall until anti-Masonry became dominant in the State, when it was converted into a school-room. To the lasting disgrace of the city the building was taken down in 1838. 

      At the time of the meeting of the Legislature Isaac TICHENOR had just been re-elected governor; Paul BRIGHAM, lieutenant governor; Roswell HOPKINS, then mayor of Vergennes, was secretary of State; Daniel FARRAND, of Newbury, was speaker of the House; Daniel C. SAUNDERS, who had been recently dismissed as minister in Vergennes and was then living in Burlington, preached the election sermon, in accordance with a custom that prevailed in Vermont until 1835. Vergennes was represented by Amos MARSH, who was the next year and several successive years elected speaker. John STRONG, of Addison, was one of the twelve councilors. The session continued twenty-nine days. 

      Party spirit ran high in Vermont at that time, and for the first time in her history the important civil officers to be elected by the Legislature were chosen from the dominant party exclusively, amid great excitement. The chief justice of the Supreme Court, Israel SMITH, a man in high repute for his learning and virtue, was refused an election on party grounds merely, which roused a violent and bitter feeling, and gave rise to the epithet current for a long time, "The Vergennes slaughter-house." 

      A delegation of Indian chiefs from Canada came to Vergennes during the session to ask of the State compensation for their lands, as they claimed, from Ticonderoga to Canada line. Their claim was considered, but not granted. The Legislature, however, paid their expenses while here, and gave them a hundred dollars in token of friendship. 

      Mathew LYON, the very able and prominent Irish politician of Fair Haven, who came to this country a poor boy at thirteen years of age, and was bound out in Connecticut to pay the cost of his passage, had been arrested for a trial under the alien and sedition law, and by the United States Circuit Court, sitting at Rutland, in October, 1798, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment and to pay a fine of one thousand dollars, with costs. He had been elected to Congress in 1796, and at the next election in September, 1798, there was no choice; but in December following LYON was elected while he was in jail. At the conclusion of his trial in October he expected to be confined in Rutland jail; but the United States marshal was a bitter political opponent of LYON's, and it is said lived in Vergennes. He took LYON to Vergennes jail, where he treated him with great rigor. LYON's friends from Fair Haven sent him a stove for use in the jail. LYON's term of imprisonment expired February 9, 1799, and it was expected that he would be re-arrested; but having been elected to Congress he, as soon as the door was opened, proclaimed himself on his way to Congress, and thus made it unlawful to arrest him. There was, however, intense excitement throughout the district as the time of his liberation approached. He was a man to have warm and devoted friends and bitter enemies, and the natural instincts of Vermonters for free speech and a free press had been outraged, and they seemed anxious to enter their protest against political persecution. The following contribution to the Rutland Herald is reprinted in Governor and Council, Vol. IV, and may be interesting to the people of Vergennes: "At the time of his [LYON's] imprisonment in Vergennes under the odious sedition law, passed by Congress during the Federal administration of John ADAMS, when he had stayed out in prison the term of his commitment of four months, and nothing remained but the payment of his thousand dollars' fine to entitle him to his liberty, it was found that the marshal of the State, whose sympathies and preferences were strongly with the Federal party and against Lyon, would stickle about receiving for the fine any other than money that was of legal tender, and in that case it might be difficult to procure the specie. Most of the gold then in circulation was of foreign coin which passed at an uncertain value according to its weight, which often varied by different weighers, and was therefore not a legal tender. It was known that Mr. LYON while in prison had issued frequent publications, therein freely discussing and sometimes censuring the measures of the Federal administration, and that if any pretext could be made for continuing his imprisonment and thereby prevent his taking his seat in Congress, to which he had been re-elected while in prison, the marshal would not hesitate to resort to it. It was further ascertained that if the fine was paid, the marshal intended to re-arrest him for his subsequent publications. Therefore, to secure his liberty so that he could take his seat in Congress, which had already convened, Mr. Apollos AUSTIN, a resident citizen of Orwell, and a man of wealth, at his own expense and trouble procured the thousand dollars in silver dollars, and on the day that Mr. LYON's confinement expired, Mr. AUSTIN with the entire body of Republicans in Orwell, nearly every man went to Vergennes, where a like spirit brought together some thousands of the Republicans from other parts of the district and State, in order, probably, to overcome the authorities from re-arresting. Mr. AUSTIN, however, was not permitted to pay the money he had brought. All claimed the privilege of bearing a part, and one dollar each was the maximum they would allow any one individual to pay. One gentleman from North Carolina, a staunch Republican, was so zealously anxious for the release of Mr. Lyon from prison, that he might take his seat in Congress, at that time nearly equally divided by the two great political parties, came all the way on horseback from North Carolina with the thousand dollars in gold to pay the fine, supposing that as Vermont was then new and was comparatively poor, the resources of the people were not sufficiently ample to meet the exigency. Having paid the fine the friends of Mr. LYON immediately took him into a sleigh, followed and preceded by a concourse of teams loaded with the political friends of Lyon, which reached from Vergennes as they traversed Otter Creek upon the ice, nearly to Middlebury, from which place a large number continued to bear him company to the State line at Hampton, N. Y., where they took leave of him and wished him God speed on to Congress." 

      It is singular that such an enthusiastic and excited gathering of people from all parts, with teams enough to fill every vacant cleared space in Vergennes (for there were no public conveyances as exist to-day), could have taken place and no one in Vergennes to preserve a record of the proceedings, or even to hand down to the next generation the tradition of the great excitement. The writer well remembers the stories of his grandparents, then neighbors of LYON, the excited crowd which attended LYON's passage through Fair Haven, with music and banners and the wildest enthusiasm; but the leading men of Vergennes were of the Federal party, and had no sympathy for their political opponents. The words of censure of the government for which Lyon was imprisoned seem mild in comparison with the political abuse of the present age. 

      However much the citizens of Vergennes may have been interested in public affairs, they were not indifferent to business matters, which seem at that time to have been in a prosperous condition. In August, 1798, SPENCER leases to Azariah TOUSEY a site for a slitting-mill and the privilege of erecting a dam at the foot of the falls, from the hole in the rocks on the island (now visible) to the west shore. 

      In January, 1799, Josiah and William FITCH sold their store (on the bank lot) TO CURTIS & SAWYER for $800. SAWYER married a daughter of Roswell HOPKINS and continued in trade here for several years. Argalus HARMON bought the lease of the public lot in front of the green. 

      Among recent settlers of that time appear the names of Amos MARSH, who lived on the Franklin house lot; Luke STRONG, another lawyer, who built the Thompson house and died there in 1807, aged thirty-nine years; Luther E. HALL, who first lived where KIDDER's store is and then in a house now occupied by F. C. STRONG (he lived to a good old age in Vergennes); Belden SEYMOUR, from Connecticut, whose trade was that of a hatter (accumulated property, and he and his sons were long identified with the business of Vergennes); Henry CRONK, long sheriff and constable, and tavern-keeper (married a sister of Roswell HOPKINS; at length removed to a farm in West Ferrisburgh); Wm. BURRITT (for many years an active and prosperous business man in Vergennes); Bissell CASE, a tavern-keeper; Asa and Abraham DIBBLE, the latter assistant judge of County Court. 

      The grand list of 1798 shows seventy-eight names. Fifty-four houses are entered in the list at from one dollar to eighteen dollars: average, five dollars forty cents; two hundred and forty acres improved land. The total list was $6,709.25, but property, except houses, was entered at about five times the amount of our one percent. General STRONG enters fifty acres improved land; Donald MCINTOSH fifty acres; Roswell HOPKINS forty acres, leaving only l00 acres for all the others. 

      From 1791 for about ten years the Newtown Company, as it was called, was active in manufacturing, in buying and selling real estate, and in loaning money. The company consisted of Abram BALDWIN, several of the name of TOUSEY, and several of the name of BOOTH. BALDWIN and the TOUSEYs did not long remain here; they were probably rich, but they were not popular. 

      Dr. David FITCH was a popular physician; he was born in 1795, was a deacon in the Congregational Church, but his history is not well known. 

      Belden SEYMOUR, from Newtown, Conn., came here about 1796 and established the business of making hats; not exactly the style used to-day, but satisfactory to the wearers. He first bought a lot with a store on it in the block between Elbow and Green streets, and eventually owned a large part of the square. Belden SEYMOUR was successful in business, and at length retired with a competence to his farm on Comfort Hill, where he died in 1841. His wife, who was Abigail BEERS, lived one hundred years wanting a few weeks. She was sister of Mrs. GREEN, the mother of William E. GREEN. 

      For many years after the city organization, taxation was light; in one year the expense for the care of the city poor amounted to $15. The bridge was the great burden, but with the help from the adjoining towns and the aid of the lottery authorized by the Legislature they managed to keep up a bridge. In 1800 they bargained with General STRONG to put four trestles under the bridge, put in one new string piece and 800 feet of plank for $13; and in 1805 he offered to build a new bridge for $500. 

      Many roads in Vergennes and vicinity had been opened, but frequent changes in their location are recorded. 

      In 1795 the new school-house mentioned stood near where the town hall is; a few years later it was moved on to the present school-house grounds on South street and used until the large one, now Mrs. Julia ADAMS's residence, was built. 

      STRONG & CHIPMAN built a grist-mill on the island, which they afterward sold to Ephraim HUBBELL, and HUBBELL to Francis BRADBURY, February, 1810. The largest island was then much larger than it now is. One survey says it extended up stream six rods above the bridge. It was bordered by trees and wild grape vines, and some one had a garden on it. A gentleman now living told the writer that the first grave he remembers was on that island: a stranger was buried there. In low water there was a dry passage from one island to the other, until channels were blasted out to secure water for the mills. The trees were cut and portions of the large island were dug away for the same purpose. Owing to this cause a mill on the island for dressing cloth was undermined and fell into the stream. 

      Within the next few years the names of many new residents appear, increasing the population to 516 in 1800, and to 835 in 1810. About 1797 John H. SHERRILL, grandfather of William A. SHERRILL and Mrs. William E. GREEN, brought his young wife on horseback with Elliott SHERRILL, then an infant in her arms, and came into Vergennes on a dark, rainy evening. In Swift's history it is said that he had a store in Middlebury in 1798. He lived here in 1800. He first lived where the Baptist Church stands, but soon moved to the house on the west side, belonging to Dr. INGHAM's estate, and about 1830 he built the brick front where he lived until his death. He was an honored and respected citizen. Another citizen of this date was Abraham DIBBLE, who was assistant judge of Addison County Court in 1801-04. 

      Benajah WEBSTER, a native of New Hampshire, who had learned the gunsmith's trade in New York city, came to Vergennes about 1806, and began and continued for many years the business of blacksmithing. He first lived in the house vacated by Samuel DAVIS next north of the Congregational Church, but afterwards built the brick house now the property of William E. GREEN, and converted his old house into a shop. The bricks for his house were made at the yard of Dr. GRISWOLD, on the farm now occupied by Carleton Bristol. Mr. BEERS, the father of Ransom BEERS, was at first associated with Webster. Mr. WEBSTER had a large family of children; in later years he moved on to the farm in Ferrisburgh now owned by his grandson, William W. BARD. Warren WEBSTER, a son of Benajah, followed the trade of blacksmith in Vergennes a while and moved West. One daughter, Delia WEBSTER, achieved distinction and was known throughout the United States for her successful efforts as an abolitionist and her consequent imprisonment in Kentucky, and a trial which aroused the sympathy of every abolitionist in the land. 

      The HARMON family was prominent in Vergennes during the first quarter of the present century. Daniel HARMON came from Bennington county about 1795. Calvin and Argalus came two or three years later. They were known principally as merchants and distillers. They traded in the stone store now standing on Main street north of East street. 

      Edward SUTTON came to Vergennes about 1803, and until his death in 1827 was a successful merchant, leaving a large estate for those days. He lived in the house previously owned by Amos MARSH, and his store has since been remodeled to form the dwelling house of J. B. HUSTED. At the time of his death he was in partnership with Edward J. SUTTON, who died the same year, and the business was closed, and the store building was rented and used as a store for several years by many different parties -- William F. PARKER, BIXBY & BLACKMAN, Cyrus SMITH, and others. The estate of Mr. SUTTON was divided in 1828 between his two daughters, Caroline and Jane SUTTON. The death of Jane SUTTON, in 1832, from cholera, followed next day by the death of Edmund PARKER, caused an intense excitement in Vergennes. 

      Edward A. KENDALL, in “Travels through the Northern Part of the United States in 1807 and 1808,” says: "Still lower on the Otter Creek, and only five miles short of its entrance into the lake, is a cataract which ranks among the most beautiful in New England. On its banks are seated the town and village of Vergennes, a name intended to honor M. De Vergennes, sometime minister of the court of France. Sloops ascend from the lake to the foot of the cataract; and, from this and other circumstances, Vergennes is well seated for iron works; bog ore abounds in all the adjacent country, and stone ore is brought from Crown Point, on the opposite side of the lake. A furnace, and other extensive works, in addition to those which have been long established, are at this time erecting. There are bridges across the Otter Creek, both at Middlebury and Vergennes; and each of these villages exhibits a busy and thriving appearance. 

   "Roads both from New York and Boston meet in Vergennes, whence there is a road due north to Burlington, distant twenty-two miles, a commercial village and port of entry on the lake, and by which there is a constant communication, either by land or water, with Montreal, in Lower Canada." 

      In 1809 an important lawsuit was decided in regard to the falls. Silas WRIGHT, of Weybridge, sued STRONG & SPENCER, of Vergennes, for damages, claiming that the building of a dam at Vergennes, and the changes made at the falls, caused such a rise of water that the lands on the creek and on Lemon Fair, were overflowed, to the great injury of the owners; but after a long trial, with many witnesses, the jury brought in a verdict for the defendants. 

      The query that has always been most pressing for an answer in regard to Vergennes --Why does not Vergennes grow faster in numbers, wealth, and business? -- was just as unanswerable in 1800 to 1805 as it ever has been. It was admitted everywhere that her situation was in the midst of a fertile and productive country; that her water power was unrivaled; that the whole body of water in Otter Creek, with a fall of thirty-seven feet, was available for any purpose for which water power could be used; that the locations for mills were peculiarly free from danger by reason of freshets; that her means of communication by water with the northern markets were all that could be desired; that her people were intelligent, numbering among them some of the brightest minds in the State; and yet her population was constantly changing; men did not come to stay; the returns from capital invested in her business, except in rare instances, were not satisfactory. But in the fall of 1807 and the year following it was thought that this question would not be asked again; that a bright future awaited the little city. A strong company of wealthy gentlemen of Boston proposed to embark in the iron business in Vergennes on a large scale. Captain Francis BRADBURY came on here and in October, 1807, secured a perpetual lease of water power, and about seven acres of land on the west side of the creek, from Gideon and Stephen SPENCER, for the consideration of $3,000 and an annual rent of $300, and very soon assigned three-fourths of it to Stephen HIGGINSON, William PARSONS, James PERKINS, and Benjamin WELLS, all of Boston. There was at that time on the ground leased a forge and slitting-mill, a shop for making nails, and near by a "steel-factory." On the east side was a small forge; on the island a gristmill, and also one on the west side, and a number of saw-mills. In January, 1808, this company advertised that they would purchase charcoal in large quantities, and built large coal barns for storing it; at one time they had fifteen such barns. SPENCER's gristmill stood in the little hollow eight or ten rods below the bridge. A low shed for the use of his customers extended toward the present dry houses, and at the end of that a large gate, closing the road to the wharf. A flume ran from the present dam by the side of the rocks in the bank on a level to carry water for the machinery below. The large yellow house (so called) was soon built, and in 1809 Thomas H. PERKINS leased, on a perpetual lease for $5,000 and an annual rent of $500, the remainder of the falls and mills and the land to Panton road on the south and city line on the west, with some reservations of small lots previously leased. The small leases were bought in by the company and their business enlarged. Their forge had nine fires; they bought the Monkton ore bed and large tracts of wood land, started a small forge on Little Otter Creek, near the covered bridge on the road to Monkton; numbers of mule teams which they introduced for hauling ore and coal were quite a novelty. Colonel WELLS, an accomplished gentleman of Boston, was for many years the managing agent. It is said that 177 tons of cannon shot were cast at their works for the use of MACDONOUGH's fleet at the battle of Plattsburgh, and it is also said that the iron business was closed soon after the war and that the company met the fate that many other iron-makers have had to meet -- heavy losses; and the old question returned unanswered, the population of Vergennes being no greater in 1820 than in 1810. Their grist-mill and saw-mill were continued for many years. 

      In 1825 they advertised for custom at their mill, and also that they desired to sell various tracts of land in the vicinity. In 1815 Philip C. TUCKER came on from Boston as a clerk or book-keeper for the company, and remained till 1830, the acting agent in closing up their business. He was fifteen years old when he came to Vergennes, and during his clerkship studied law, and opened an office in 1824, and continued a successful lawyer until his death in 1861. 

  Previous to the operations of the Monkton Iron Company, as they were called, the burning of wood into charcoal in pits in the fields had been practiced to some extent, but was largely increased when this company began to purchase. Immense quantities were made on the lands of the SPENCER family in Panton and Addison, who owned what are now the farms of N. RICHARDS, H. HAWLEY, E. HOLLAND, J. CARTER, Thomas NOOMAN, and other tracts. When Ira WARD was a young lad his father was engaged in the business for Spencer, his family finding a temporary home in a house where E. HOLLAND lives. Ira, just old enough to drive the cows home from the woods (when he could find them), in passing along the road south of the house discovered a bear advancing toward him. After gazing at him a few moments the animal turned and left. Deer and game of all kinds were abundant in all this region even at that time. 

      The necessity for workmen in the mills, asheries, and on the rafts, and in chopping wood for coal, and the money so freely paid out by the Monkton Iron Company, had brought to Vergennes quite a number of Canadians with their families, a portion of whom occupied a cluster of houses on what is now the Shade Roller Co.'s yards, and was then called "French Village." A still larger number lived on East street. Among them were some quaint and original characters, ever ready to give expression in broken English to their wit and drollery, or to relate the adventures of their lives in Canada, some of them in lumber camps and some of them in the Northwest or Hudson's Bay Company as voyagers or carriers. 

      Previous to the War of 1812 Vergennes had become a central point for pleasure parties from the surrounding towns, and Painter's Tavern, where the Stevens HOUSE is now, was a resort for such parties and balls. There were many young ladies in Vergennes, at that date and a little later, whose fame for beauty, wit, and intelligence has come down to succeeding generations, and some of the men whom the living now remember as quiet and sedate citizens were then considered as agreeable and accomplished society men, much inclined to gayety. As tending to show a slight difference in the now and then, the following incident is given, as related to the writer a few years ago by an aged lady who lived in Vergennes and was a young lady in society from 1805 to '10. She said she well remembered going to a ball where the daughters of the richest man in Vergennes were able to enjoy the luxury and the very great distinction of appearing in calico dresses, while their associates were obliged to wear the homespun and home-woven linsey-woolsey dresses that all had been accustomed to wear before they were startled by the introduction of such an extravagance as calico dresses. She could not conceal the fact of her then admiration and longing for a dress in elegance equal to the calico dresses of her rich friends. 

      In the summer of 1813 Lieutenant Thomas MACDONOUGH, then thirty years of age, who had already made it manifest that he possessed the courage and promptness and the cool and calm judgment necessary for the position, was given the command of the very small naval force on Lake Champlain, and December 19 took his vessels into Otter Creek for winter quarters at "the button-woods," three-fourths of a mile above Dead Creek. Commodore MACDONOUGH, as he was then called, made Vergennes his headquarters, and during the winter was engaged in building several galleys or gunboats, to carry two guns each. Before these were completed, on the 5th of April, 1814, General WILKINSON, then commanding the United States troops at Champlain, N. Y., informed Commodore MACDONOUGH that the vessels of the enemy on Lake Champlain would soon be ready to sail, and probably would attempt to land a force for the purpose of destroying MACDONOUGH's vessels. On application Governor CHITTENDEN ordered out the militia in Franklin, Chittenden, and Addison counties, 500 men to be stationed at Burlington and 1,000 at Vergennes, and on the 11th Wilkinson advised MACDONOUGH to erect a strong battery at the mouth of Otter Creek. From the 16th to the 20th, General WILKINSON and Governor CHITTENDEN were both at Vergennes, and the site of the proposed battery was agreed upon. About the 12th of April a large body of militia arrived at Vergennes and was quartered in different places--some in barns, some in the school-house, some in the vacant house formerly occupied by President Saunders. As the result of the consultation at Vergennes the militia were all discharged except the company of Captain William C. MUNSON, of Panton, on condition that they should rally on the firing of alarm signals, and General Macomb was ordered to send 500 United States troops to Vergennes. Ira WARD, now living, with a number of other members of Captain MUNSON's company, was sent to HAWLEY's farm on the lake shore (Olmsted KEELER's) to watch the lake and give notice of the approach of the enemy. The anticipated attack of the British did not occur until the 14th of May, when one sloop and eighteen galleys commenced an attack on the battery at the mouth of the creek, commanded by Lieutenant CASSIN. The point has since been called Fort Cassin. MACDONOUGH, with what vessels he had afloat, soon appeared and put the enemy to flight, taking from them two fine rowboats. About the last of May, MACDONOUGH's vessels were completed and sailed down the creek. It has always been asserted in Vergennes that his flagship, the Saratoga, was launched the fortieth day from the time the first tree used in its construction was cut in the woods. He spent the summer on the lake, and the result at Plattsburgh on September 11 is too well known to need repetition. 

      MACDONOUGH was a tall, spare man, extremely popular with all his acquaintances in his vicinity. His office was in the second story of a wooden building that stood where N. J. MCCUEN is now in business, the lower room being used for a guard-house. One of the militiamen in the guard-house accidentally discharged his musket, the ball passing through the floor and near MACDONOUGH. In one of the consultations as to dismissing the militia, MACDONOUGH said, "If you will take your militia home I will take care of the fleet. I am in more danger from your men than from the enemy." 

      A number of ship carpenters came with the commodore to assist in the building of his vessels. Captain BROWN was superintendent. Edward ROBERTS went to the battle with him, and afterward remained in Vergennes. 

      There was great fear and anxiety among the citizens of Vergennes at the time of the attack at Fort Cassin. Some of the families packed their valuables to have them in readiness for removal, and some more excitable ones did remove temporarily, but the scare was of short duration. 

 The law of the State then required that each town should deposit with the town treasurer powder and lead for use in an emergency, and on the 13th of May the town officers of Ferrisburgh met at Theophilus MIDDLEBROOK's (then town treasurer) to "run" bullets and prepare cartridges, and continued at the work through the night. On hearing the cannon about daylight their anxiety was so great that they insisted on having news, and David, then twelve year old and anxious to go, was dispatched on horseback to learn the news. He could not be prevailed on to stop until he got to the point, about the time the firing ceased, and he then returned with the good news. The fears of the people were quieted for the time being, but a feverish state of excitement prevailed throughout this region until after the battle of Plattsburgh, which was one reason why the people rallied so quickly when called upon to repel the invasion. 

      On the 4th of September, 1814, General MACOMB, then in command of 3,400 United States troops at Plattsburgh, of which number 1,400 were invalids, appealed to Governor Chittenden for aid, as his small force was so manifestly inadequate to resist the large force advancing to assault him. Governor CHITTENDEN, believing himself unauthorized to order the Vermont militia out of the State under such circumstances, called for volunteers. Hon. E. P. WALTON says in “Governor and Council”: "This call was at once responded to, not only in the western counties nearest the scene of battle, whose men arrived in time to take part, but also in Central and Eastern Vermont. Irrespective of party opinions or age, the people turned out en masse, fathers and sons, veterans of the Revolution, and lads too young for military service--all pressed on toward the lake." Many went from Vergennes and vicinity; prominent among these was Samuel Strong, who had been major-general of the Third Division of Vermont militia from 1804 to '10, when he resigned; and Major Jesse LYMAN, who had been an officer in the Revolutionary army. Judge SWIFT says in his “History of Middlebury”: "When a sufficient number of volunteers had met together, they organized as they could, in a summary and unceremonious way, by putting forward such prominent men as were willing to be officers. And when new recruits came on they took their places as they could in the ranks. To General Samuel STRONG, of Vergennes, was assigned the position of commander-in-chief of the Vermont volunteers; Major LYMAN, of Vergennes, was his right-hand man, and was appointed colonel." 

      Judge SWIFT, then secretary to the Governor and Council, and Amos W. BARNUM, of Vergennes, who was the governor's military aid, crossed the lake from Burlington to Plattsburgh in company with General STRONG and others, on Thursday morning, September 9, and met General MACOMB at the fort. On Sunday, the 11th at seven P. M., General STRONG writes to Governor CHITTENDEN: 

 "We are now encamped with 2,500 Vermont volunteers on the south side of the Saranac opposite the enemy's right wing, which is commanded by General BRISBANE. We have had the satisfaction to see the British fleet strike to our brave commodore, MACDONOUGH. The fort was attacked at the same time, the enemy attempting to cross the river at every place fordable for four miles up the river, but they were foiled at every attempt except at Pike's encampment, where we now are. The New York militia were posted at the place under Generals MOORE and WRIGHT. They were forced to give back a few miles until they were re-enforced by their artillery. The general informed me of his situation, and wished for our assistance, which was readily afforded. We met the enemy and drove him across the river under cover of his artillery. Our loss is trifling. We took twenty or thirty prisoners. Their number of killed is not known . . . . What shall be our fate to-morrow I know not." 

      Before this letter was written, however, Lieutenant-General Sir George PROVOST, "governor and chief of his majesty's North American Provinces, and commander of the forces," as he styled himself, had hastily left for Montreal, and what were left of his 14,000 troops, veteran soldiers of Wellington's army, at ten o'clock that night began to follow his example. It is not strange that so signal a victory filled the whole country with astonishment and delight; but it is strange that men of Vermont had the courage and resolution to volunteer to form a part of a force so small and seemingly so inadequate to meet so large and well-appointed an army of trained veterans. Towns, cities, State Legislatures, and Congress united in their tributes of thanks and honors to the victors. The Legislature of Vermont passed very flattering resolutions of thanks to General Strong and the volunteers, and to Commodore MACDONOUGH, to whom they also granted a tract of land. The Legislature of New York voted a sword to General STRONG, and as a picture of a gala day in Vergennes in 1817, the following is copied from the Northern Sentinel of July 18, 1817:

"Honor by New York to Major-General Strong.---

" Vergennes, June 26, 1817.

    "Yesterday the sword voted by the Legislature of the State of New York to be presented to General Samuel STRONG in consideration of services rendered by him at Plattsburgh in 1814, was delivered to him by the Hon. Ralph HASCALL, Colonel Melancthon SMITH, Major Reuben SANFORD, and Major David B. MCNEIL, appointed by the lieutenant-governor of that State, acting as governor, to perform that service. The day was fine, and the several exercises were conducted in a manner peculiarly gratifying, under the direction of David EDMUNDS, Amos W. BARNUM, Enoch D. WOODBRIDGE, Luther E. HALL, and Francis BRADBURY, esq., the committee of arrangements on the occasion, and Major LAWRENCE and Captain HUNTINGTON, marshals of the day. In the morning the delegation from the State of New York were met at Mr. JOHNSON's inn in Ferrisburgh by Messrs. WOODBRIDGE and BRADBURY, and Captain GEER's troop of cavalry, and escorted to this place. It is but justice to remark here that the conduct of the troops on this occasion, and through the exercises of the day, was such as to do honor to themselves and their commander. At one o'clock General STRONG was escorted from his house to Mr. PAINTER's inn, where, after a short interview with the gentlemen from the State of New York, he proceeded through a numerous procession of the volunteers, who accompanied him to Plattsburgh, and other respectable citizens, to the platform in front of the court-house. The delegation from New York were then escorted by Captain GEER's troop, dismounted, to the top of the platform, where the following address was delivered to General STRONG by Colonel Melancthon SMITH in behalf of himself and his associates:

     "Sir, The Legislature of the State of New York have directed the governor to cause to be presented to you a sword as a testimony of the high sense they entertain of your valor and public spirit and for the services rendered by you during the invasion of Plattsburgh by the British troops in September, 1814. The lieutenant-governor, acting as governor, has honored us with this commission. In adverting to the events of that period when a numerous, disciplined and well appointed army, under officers of experience and well versed in the art of war, flushed with recent and astonishing victories, conquerors of the conqueror of Europe, boastful of their prowess, and confident of success -- when such a force retires before our newly-raised, undisciplined troops, not one-fourth their number, we have cause of gratitude to the God of Armies, who so manifested his strength in our weakness. We are not unmindful that, uninfluenced by local considerations, with no motive but the love of country, no prospect of fame except at the sacrifice of your life, no interest but a sense of duty, and notwithstanding every discouragement, you, Sir, volunteered in defense of a sister State. The act will be remembered by the people with gratitude. Accept, Sir, this sword. It is the gift of a free people to a free man. It bears on its hilt the device of a Herculean Mountaineer crushing in his arms the British lion; it will be a memento for your sons to imitate your example, and incite them to deeds of glory. It is given, not as a reward but a pledge, which the State of New York will redeem when occasion shall present itself. We are directed to communicate to you the consideration of his excellency the lieutenant-governor and of the representatives of the people. We offer you our personal regard and respect." 

Business in Vergennes seems to have languished after the war; the Monkton Iron Company did not long continue the manufacture of iron. In Thompson'sGazetteer of Vermont it is said they suspended in June, 1816, and also that the machinery in operation on the falls during the war consisted of one blast furnace, one air furnace, eight forges, one rolling mill, one wire factory, besides grist, saw and fulling-mills, etc.

      From 1816 to '23 were dark days for Vergennes, it not showing any increase in business, wealth or numbers. The cold summer of 1816 was unfavorable to all engaged in farming and had a tendency to lead men into other occupations. The saw-mills, however, were at work to good advantage. Captain Jahaziel SHERMAN and those associated with him were building steamboats in Vergennes, which gave employment to a good number of men, but had no influence in bringing men of capital and enterprise into Vergennes. General Samuel STRONG, John H. SHERILL, Captain SHERMAN, Belden SEYMOUR, and a few others were occupied in producing from the soil or by manufacture some addition to the real visible wealth of the community; but a large number of the citizens seem to have thought they could get rich by trading commodities or lands with each other. Some lumber and potash were sent to Canada and considerable wheat was carried to Troy. Until the Champlain Canal was opened in 1823, wheat and other products were transported by teams to Troy, and goods for the merchants brought back. Most of the teaming was done in the winter, while the sleighing was good, by farmers residing in the vicinity. The favorite route from here was through Bridport, Orwell, West Haven, etc., and taverns were found once in six miles, and frequently nearer, and were well patronized, although many of the travelers carried food from their homes. All the merchandise that came to Vergennes (except for a few articles from Canada) was brought by teams. The merchants went to market twice a year and purchased goods enough to last them six months. To order by sample or give orders to travelling salesmen was a thing unheard of. To get to Boston and back required about six days' riding in stages.

      The trade of Vergennes has always been large in proportion to her population. To be a successful merchant in that day required planning, prudence, discrimination, and a wise foresight. Customers expected to find in every store dry goods, crockery, hardware, drugs , and medicines, and all kinds of groceries; especially all kinds of liquors, which were sold as freely and in almost as large quantities as kerosene is sold today. The merchant then must take grain and nearly all kinds of produce for his goods, and find a market for the barter taken as best he could. He must give long credits and have the happy faculty of making collections without offending his customers. It was a good training school for the development of the faculties, and many were made strong and fitted for public duties by this training. The census of Vergennes for 1820 shows the number of inhabitants to be less than in 1810 -- 835 in 1810, and 817 in 1820 -- and until 1823 there was no perceptible increase , and no nice buildings were erected. There were about thirty two story houses, but most of the others were low and of little value. 

      In two things Vergennes has always excelled, viz., her district schools and her hotels; it is not easy to see the connection, but we accept the fact. There were two district schools and three hotels usually. For many years previous to 1826 Thomas W. RICH kept what had then gained a reputation as Painter's Tavern and since as STEVEN's house. Mr. RICH was a graduate of Dartmouth College and came from Monkton to Vergennes. He died in 1826. The arrival of two stages a day at Rich's Hotel was an event of great interest -- one from Boston and one from Montreal. The mail route with the mail to be carried in stages was established in 1793 and kept up until the railroad was completed in 1849. To see handsome coaches and four good horses driving up to the hotel for the passengers to get out, while the mail was being changed and the coach driven to barns back of the site of SMITH & KETCHUM's present warehouse, where the horses which had been driven twelve miles were taken off and fresh ones put in their places, was a mild excitement coming every day, but ever new. The average mail for Vergennes in 1820 might all be carried in a common hat. Many a boy has thought that his ambitious views would be fully satisfied if he could become a stage driver. 

Previous to 1815 Jahaziel SHERMAN came to Vergennes and remained here to become an important factor in the history of the city. He was a man of great dignity of presence, of courteous manners, of great method and a system in his business affairs, and universally respected for his probity and high sense of honor. Before coming to Vergennes he was associated with J. B. GERMAIN, of Albany, in navigating on the Hudson. In 1815 the Champlain Steamboat Company finished a steamboat built at Vergennes by Edward ROBERTS, a master carpenter, of which Mr. SHERMAN became captain; this was the first Phoenix, 140 feet long, costing $45,000, to run eight miles an hour. The Champlain was built here in 1817 for John WINANNS & Co., of which George BRUSH became captain, and in 1818 the Congress was built here by Captain SHERMAN at an expense of $30,000, of which R. W. SHERMAN was captain; and again in 1820 Captain SHERMAN built here the second Phoenix at a cost of $45,000. In 1824 he built the Mountaineer at Caldwell, on Lake George, and in 1838 the second Caldwell at Ticonderoga, and in 1832 the Water Witch at Fort Cassin. Soon after coming to Vergennes Captain SHERMAN purchased the house and property at the wharf and afterward acquired a large real estate in Vermont. Captain SHERMAN was the representative from Vergennes to the State Legislature in 1835 and '36. In 1836 he united with the Congregational Church in Vergennes and was ever after one of its firm supporters. He died in 1844, leaving a widow and five sons - Jahaziel, Walter W., Richard W., Charles, and Benjamin. Charles, now the only survivor, lives in Marshalltown, Iowa. One of the lake steamboats brought from Burlington to Vergennes a large company of his business associates to attend the funeral of Captain Jahaziel SHERMAN. 

      Samuel STRONG, second son of John STRONG, of Addison, came to Vergennes in the winter of 1793-94 with his wife and four children, and moved into the house formerly occupied by his brother, Asa STRONG, which stood near where now stands the south end of the Shade Roller Co.'s dry house. Samuel STRONG had been a farmer in Addison and for two years high sheriff of Addison county. He soon became the owner of a saw-mill and of timber lands, and by buying lands at a low price and managing his mills and farms with much prudence and skill, his property increased in value rapidly. In 1796 he built the large house (now J. D. SMITH's) which has not been changed in appearance outwardly since first built, and is the only place in Vergennes that has remained in the family of the original owner without a sale. At the first city meeting after he came to Vergennes he was elected alderman, and he held important offices for many years; was representative 1804 and '05; assistant judge of the County Court five years; mayor of Vergennes 1811 to '16; at the same time was active in the militia of Vermont and rose rapidly from one grade to another, to become a major general in 1804, which office he resigned in 1810. When carding-machines were first introduced to card wool into rolls for the spinning-wheel by machinery, instead of the slow process of carding with hand cards, General STRONG was largely engaged in their introduction into the New England States, New York, and Canada. When the news came to Vergennes that volunteers were wanted to resist the advance of the British at Plattsburgh, he immediately started for Burlington and was there chosen by the general voice to take the command of all the volunteers, and, with letters from Governor CHITTENDEN, crossed the lake with the soldiers and reported to General MACOMB. After the battle he returned with a severe cold, which terminated in consumption from which he never entirely recovered. In 1816 he went to Georgia for the sake of a warmer climate, hardly expecting to return; but he came back the next spring, and having been advised by physicians to ride in the open air he spent much of his after life on horseback. Being a man of great will power, he would ride when so weak that he had to be helped on to his horse. He and Judge WHALLON, of Essex, N. Y., established a ferry by horseboats from the farm in Ferrisburgh now owned by Olmsted KEELER, to Grog Harbor. He built the turnpike from Middlebury to Vergennes, and from Vergennes to Adams's ferry. When the Vergennes Bank was organized in 1827 he was elected its first president, and held the position till his death. He had one son, General Samuel P. STRONG, and four daughters -- Mary, the wife of Roswell D. HOPKINS; Clara, wife of E. D. WOODBRIDGE; Susan B. STRONG, the founder of the Vergennes Library, and Electa, the wife of William H. SMITH. The successful business career of General STRONG, his sound judgment, the fame he acquired at the battle of Plattsburgh, and his constant activity, notwithstanding his feeble health, combined to make him a man of note at home and abroad. He was a tall, spare man of few words and unassuming manner. Early in life he manifested the same qualities of independent opinion, prompt decision, self-reliance, and determined perseverance that in after years made him a leader among men. Many incidents in his life have been known to the public. When he was fifteen years old he went with his father and brother from Addison to Pittsford to get a drove of cattle, to supply the American soldiers at Crown Point with beef. When within a few miles, their father left the boys to watch the cattle and prevent their straying while he went to reconnoiter. The father was surprised and taken prisoner by scouts from Burgoyne's army, which had taken the post. The boys waited a reasonable time for their father to return, but as he did not come they drove the cattle back to Pittsford, and saved them from capture by the British.

      At one time in loosening the floodwood, that accumulated to the great annoyance of mill-owners, the floodwood gave way and took him with it down the falls. He could not swim, but did not lose his presence of mind. He would sink to the bottom and crawl toward land until obliged to rise for breath, and then repeat the process. He had nearly reached the lower island when picked up by some one in a boat. 

In 1809 Amos W. BARNUM took the freeman's oath in Vergennes, and continued to reside here till his death in 1838. He was son of Stephen BARNUM, of Monkton, and from his first residence in Vergennes was prominent in the business and public affairs of the day. Very soon after taking up his residence here he was elected alderman and continued to hold important offices. He was four times elected representative. He was mayor from 1824 to '28. He was a self-educated man of superior talents, of pleasant address and extensive information, with ideas in advance of his age. At one time he incurred the ridicule of his associates by predicting that some then living would see a railroad in Vergennes. He was a large owner of real estate here and elsewhere; he took great interest in the improvement of farm stock, and introduced a superior breed of cattle and fine horses. About 1827 he started a hemp-factory in Vergennes and built a rope walk on the grounds now belonging to the American Hotel, which he then owned; he was always ready for any business enterprise that promised success. He was instrumental in building a tow path to increase navigation and in starting a bank in 1826. He lived in the house now owned by Charles MERRILL, and had the best kept house and grounds in the city, the best horses and carriages, and entertained the most company and traveled more than any other citizen. He was fond of horse-racing and high living, and bold and daring business ventures. He owned several hundred acres of land, comprising the Woodbridge and Wetherbee estates and lands adjoining, and had a private race-course on the hill. He was largely interested in one of the best ore beds in Moriah, N. Y., but did not live to reap the benefits of his development. In later years fortune frowned upon him and he died poor, December 1, 1838, aged fifty-seven years. He had no children.

In 1826 Reuben BRUSH, who lived in what is now a part of the Stevens House, died. He had been a partner of William WHITE for many years. In February, 1809, Josias SMITH deeds to him and William WHITE, of Sunderland, merchants and partners under the firm name of WHITE & BRUSH, the lots between the Stevens House lot and the residence of C. T. & C. O. STEVENS, for $2,500. They continued in trade until near the time of BRUSH's death, and were successful. When Mr. WHITE came here in 1809 he was thirty-five years old; had been married thirteen years to Polly M. GARDNER, of Troy. His son, William H. WHITE, was eleven years old. George FIELDS came from Sunderland with Mr. WHITE and at a later day moved on to a farm in Waltham owned BY WHITE & BRUSH, into the house where Stephen BURROUGHS now lives, and proved to be a successful farmer. William WHITE died July 27, 7832, at the age of fifty-six. He was a large and dignified man, respected by all who knew him. For many years two nieces of his wife lived with him as daughters of the family, and were favorites in society. One of them, Jane GORDON, married the Rev. Buel SMITH; the other, Mary GORDON, married Bacon WHEELER. Reuben BRUSH was also a favorite in business and social circles. He died in 1826 at forty-eight years of age, leaving a widow, one daughter (now Mrs. DOOLITTLE, of Burlington), and two sons, both dead. His widow afterward married Dr. Henry HEWITT.

      Francis BRADBURY, a gentleman of the old school, was long in active business in Vergennes as a manufacturer and merchant. He belonged to a wealthy Boston family and had been a sea captain before coming to Vermont. In the fall of 1809 he leased of Gideon and Stephen SPENCER the water power on the west side of the creek and assigned it to the Monkton Iron Company, of which he remained a member. In 1810 he bought the grist-mill on the island and sold goods most of his business life here, in a store on the west side of the creek. His brother Theophilus was with him at one time and his brother Charles became interested in property in Vergennes. Charles W. BRADBURY, the late head of the present family, was the son of Charles BRADBURY. Francis BRADBURY had two children -- Francis, who died in Waltham, and Frances, who married Samuel S. WOODBRIDGE; after his early death she married Otis M. HAVEN, and is still living.

      About 1823 Zebulon R. SHEPHERD, from Moriah, N. Y., and one of his sons, started a mill at the falls on the east side for sawing marble, which proved a failure after a few years; and about this time Horace WHEELER, a brother of Preserved WHEELER, of New Haven, and Reuben WHEELER, of Vergennes, built a large brick block on the corner of Main and Green streets, which was rented for stores and shops until burned in 1830. 

      In 1824 Amos W. BARNUM leased to A. T. RATHBONE a site and water power for a blast furnace on the east side of the creek. The furnace was built the same year and soon leased to Hector H. Crane. BARNUM also started a "Tow Path Co.," to tow from Fort Cassin to Vergennes the canal boats that were expected to come through the new Champlain Canal. A charter was obtained, the path opened and used a number of years until the steamboats commenced towing boats up the creek, and a regular line of packets and freight boats found employment in freighting lumber and produce to Troy and New York, with return freights of merchandise. 

      BARNUM and others also began to agitate the project of establishing a bank in Vergennes, and in November, 1826, a charter was obtained; in 1827 the bank commenced business, with a capital of $100,000.

      From and after the year 1823 business in Vergennes assumed a more promising aspect. Horace Wheeler built a large brick block at the corner of Main and Green streets. Zebulon SHEPHERD started a marble factory; A. T. RATHBONE a blast furnace; several new stores were opened; a tow-path was opened on the bank of the creek from Vergennes to the lake. In 1827 the bank commenced business, and Amos W. BARNUM started a hemp-factory, as before stated, at the falls and built his rope-walk. In 1828 John D. WARD bought the lease of the Monkton Iron Company's grounds and built a foundry, canal, etc.; employed a large number of men, and built up a flourishing business, which he continued until 1836. In 1834 two new houses of public worship were built, and the city soon commenced the laying of sidewalks and planting of shade trees. 

  It must be difficult for the young people of to-day to form any conception of the contrasts in the present and former methods of business and travel, or the comforts and conveniences of every-day life. Very little money was in circulation, most of the trade being in barter. The roads were muddy and by no means clear of roots and corduroy; the hills were steep, and bridges and sluices were often dangerous; not a sidewalk in Vergennes, and not more than a dozen shade trees. There were a few two-wheeled chaises in town for one horse, and four two-horse coaches hung on leather thorough braces; steel springs were unknown; lumber wagons with no springs were the wagons in common use; there was not a four-wheeled and covered one-horse vehicle in Vergennes until after 1830. Very few stoves were in use previous to 1824; the cooking was all done by open fires on the hearth, in open fire-places; matches were unknown. To buy a ready-made garment in the stores in those days was impossible. If a farmer wanted a new coat his wife and daughters must secure a fleece of wool and send it to a carding-machine, and receive it back in the form of rolls; then spin it on the old-fashioned spinning-wheel, and either weave it themselves or have it done; then send it to a fulling-mill, where the cloth is fulled, a nap raised, and then pressed. When finished, the man must go to a tailor's and have his garment cut and made. None of the present comforts for the feet were known except the ordinary leather boots, and they had to be made to order, not being kept on sale as at present. The first ready-made clothing in Vergennes was brought from Montreal.

      On the 1st of July, 1824, the first number of the Vermont Aurora was published in Vergennes by Gamaliel SMALL, editor and publisher. On the 15th of July he says: 

     "Since 1798 no great improvement has been made until within two years past. Among the manufacturing establishments in Vergennes are a furnace and marble factory recently built, three saw-mills, two grist-mills carrying seven run of stone, three woolen manufactories, two tanneries, one of which is doing extensive business for the foreign markets, two distilleries, and eleven stores, each having an extensive assortment of goods imported the last spring; there is also a book-store, a house of public worship, three schoolhouses, and upwards of one hundred dwelling houses. The number of inhabitants within the confines of the city is upwards of one thousand, a considerable portion of which have settled here within the last year. There have recently been built and are now building several elegant brick dwellings.

     "While we justly boast of the scenery in and about Vergennes, one of its charms has been sacrificed to the spirit of progress. The island below the falls was a charming spot before the railroad crossed it and connected it with the west shore by filling the intervening space. The island contained perhaps an acre and a half of land bordered with trees. It was a favorite camping ground for small bands of Indians, who were in the habit of making annual visits to Vergennes previous to 1830; who put up their wigwams there and were visited by the curious, who were expected to buy baskets or bead-work of the squaws. Their birch-bark canoes, and the skill with which they managed them, were a wonder and delight." 


      Beginning on the south line on the road to Addison, a log house stood at the southwest corner, opposite Dustin Baror's present residence; one end of the log house was in Panton, the other in Vergennes. It was occupied then by _____ KING. A little north of KING's was a two story framed house owned by Alured HITCHCOCK, who died about 1830 leaving a large and interesting family, who soon moved to Illinois; two of the sons were farmers near Galesburg and one of them a professor in Knox College at Galesburg; the oldest daughter married Nehemiah LOCY, a teacher in a Western school district and afterward professor in Knox College; two other daughters married Western men. HITCHCOCK had a good farm, which was sold after his death to Elliott SHERRILL and the house removed. The next house was the large house now standing opposite the cemetery; Sevy PRATT and Solomon HOBBS owned it. Just south of where the brick school-house is now, was a long wooden building used many years for a school-house. Opposite was the house now standing there, owned and occupied by Mitchell ROCK, who worked for Mr. SHERRILL many years in his cloth-dressing mill. One of his daughters married Anthony BALDUKE; another married Charles SHOLLER. The brick house south of the school-house was owned and occupied by Samuel P. STRONG; the hill this side of his house was covered with trees where the boys had to go for the birch twigs needed in the schoolroom to teach the young idea how to shoot. J. LEBONTE, a noted character in Vergennes, lived opposite the present school-house, southeasterly; he had been a servant for Colonel WELLS, and was famous for his witticisms and oddities. He had a large family. Mrs. JANUARY is the only one remaining in Vergennes. Asa STRONG, one of the first settlers in Vergennes, and long sheriff and constable, lived where Mrs. Jacob SMITH now lives, in the house which is now on the opposite side of the street. Elliott SHERRILL lived where his son now lives, and George THOMAS, a carpenter, opposite. The THOMPSON house, originally clapboarded, was bricked up about this time and occupied by Major John THOMPSON, then in active business running carding-machines, etc., on the island. The next house was where Mrs. PHAIR lives; it was then occupied by Theodore CLARK, and was an inviting place, with a veranda on the south side and all in fine order. The row of houses opposite was not there then, but a large common or green used on training day and other public occasions. The barns of General STRONG for the use of his large farm, which extended far up the creek, stood near where is Dr. MCGOVERN's house, General STRONG living in the house he built in 1796, where J. D. SMITH now lives. John H. SHERRILL lived at the Dr. INGHAM place, and the MATHER family where the bakery is, and there was one other house on the rocks. Opposite SHERRILL's were two tenement-houses in a dilapidated condition. The gambrel-roofed house, where SPENCER formerly kept tavern stood on the corner of CRADY's garden, and was occupied by several tenants, among them Aaron STEWART, the father of Shelden STEWART, and John FLANAGAN, father of the late sheriff of Burlington and hotel-keeper in Hinesburg, and Newton and Martha FLANAGAN. Opposite was a dwelling and a shoemaker's shop under one roof; Jacob MCLEAN then occupied it. Just below DEMPER's was a low house used by John GIBSON, who tended the Monkton Iron Company's grist mill, and on the other side of the road was a similar house in which BRADBURY's miller lived. Captain BRADBURY had a store near the creek, and Theodore CLARK had a store at the end of the bridge. Back of CLARK's store was a potashery. In the space about the landing several small houses stood, making a little settlement by themselves, and called French Village. A small building used by John H. and Elliott SHERRILL, for carding and cloth dressing, stood near and below the bridge; then a saw-mill, and farther down stream a stone grist mill and mill shed. A pent-road with a large gate led to the wharf, and by the side of the road and farther south were several large coal barns. The old forges and furnaces were idle but one dwelling, where Laurence AUSTIN lives now, was occupied, and also the large yellow house where lived John WILLSON, a pilot on Lake Champlain for many years. He died about 1830, leaving a widow and two sons William WILLSON, long a clerk in Vergennes, and who died in New Jersey; and Edmond, once cashier of Exchange Bank in New York, now a retired capitalist in Jersey City. There were no sidewalks in Vergennes; every vacant place in the street on the west side during the winter and spring was filled with piles of saw-logs and lumber, the logs in vast numbers being drawn in while sleighing lasted, there to await the slow process of being cut into boards by the old-fashioned upright saw. The complaints in regard to our roads and sidewalks are not likely to come from those who then had to pick their way either between or over the saw-logs, in the day when rubber over-shoes were unknown and when Vergennes clay possessed all of its native adhesiveness.

In 1826 some of the former high expectations in regard to Vergennes's future greatness had vanished in the decay of the business of the Monkton Iron Company; but to the young people of that day their elders seemed happy in the pursuit of their various avocations. Their free and generous hospitality and their cordial, social intercourse brought to them their own rewards. The district school of the western district must be remembered by those who then attended it as a joyous gathering of happy children and youth, sure ever after to think their schoolmates were made of better material than the rest of mankind. At this time a grist-mill owned by Francis BRADBURY was in operation, standing where N. G. NORTON's mill is, run by Elijah HITCHCOCK, and on the rocks southwesterly from it was the wool-carding and cloth-dressing shop of Major John THOMPSON, with one very interesting appendage in the estimation of the boys of that time, viz., the tenser bars extending nearly the length of the island. On the small island General STRONG had two saw-mills with a long slide upon which logs were drawn up to the mill from rafts below the falls. The bridge across Otter Creek was without other railing than a stick of square timber laid on the sides. At the east end of the bridge and below it was another cloth-dressing establishment, owned and operated by Reuben WHEDEN, who was an active and enterprising business man. Below his shop was a saw-mill and then a gunsmith's shop, and lower down a blast furnace where A. T. Rathbone cast stoves and hollow ware. The first object of interest above the bridge after crossing to the east side was the broken cannon set into a cleft in the rocks, a few feet from the water and thirteen feet above the bridge as it then stood, but higher up the stream than it now is. The original monument which marked the bounds between New Haven and Ferrisburgh was a walnut tree, and after the decay of the tree a committee marked the spot where it had been by placing there a broken cannon, where it has since remained. Just back of this cannon stood a building and tannery much smaller than the present one, and near it were found the remains of the tubs and appurtenances used in the brewery started there in 1789. About half way up the hill stood a gambrel-roofed house owned by Daniel NICHOLS and rented to PEMBERTON. Higher up the hill was a small house occupied by Jemmie BOND, as he was always called, who supplied fresh meat to the citizens, from a cart. On the corner of Water street was a two-story brick house; the basement on Main street was afterwards used as a store, and the house occupied by its owner, Wait Martin, as a dwelling. The house now occupied by F. C. STRONG was then occupied by William H. WHITE. Across the street lived Captain Francis BRADBURY, and on the lower corner of the bank lot was a small wooden building used for a store and occupied by Hector H. CRANE. Where the bank is now, was a two-story wooden house occupied by General Villee LAWRENCE, the frame of which was moved later to form the present residence of General Grandey. A jeweler's shop, used by Edmund SMITH, stood where is the probate office. A portion of the Havens store stood on the corner and was occupied by B. & G. SPENCER, merchants. Upon the next block, now so closely built, was first Belden SEYMOUR's hat shop, a small wooden store, and then next a similar building where General LAWRENCE sold goods and bought produce. Nearly in the middle of the block was the cozy dwelling house of Belden SEYMOUR, with a yard in front filled with shrubbery; the house was a story and a half and built of wood. Two small wooden stores came next, occupied by F. HUNTINGTON and WHITE & BRUSH. On the corner stood a low, rambling, gambrel-roofed wooden building, which had been used for a tavern; it was then used for a store and mechanic shops. On the opposite side of Main street was a two-story house, the dwelling of Reuben WHEELER, with a store in one corner, where ADAMS & WHEELER traded. Where the Farmers' Bank is, was the law office of Noah HANLEY, soon after used as a harness shop by William JOSLIN. Next was the dwelling house of Reuben BRUSH, now a part of the hotel, and on the corner was "Rich's tavern," owned by WHITE & BRUSH and kept by Thomas W. RICH from 1816 to '26. The building C. B. KIDDER occupied was a large brick block built by Horace WHEELER, of two stories and basement, the basement stores fronting on Green street being thought very desirable locations.



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Wallingford, VT

Amos Ives, Abraham Ives, Stephen Clark, Daniel Bradley, Reuben Ives, Jotham Ives, Jonah Ives ,

Wallingford Jackson's Gore 1781 annexed to and incorporated with the Township of Wallingford Mount Holly
Methodist Church

      About the year 1805 Joseph CRAWFORD began preaching the doctrines of Calvin in Pittsfield, and soon succeeded in organizing a church. Meetings were held in private houses until Edward ROLLINS, of the Christian denomination, came here and by his efforts virtually disbanded the Methodist and organized there from a Christian church. In a few years, however, the excitement of the new faith abated, the Methodist organization revived, and erected a church edifice, which they occupied until 1859, when the old house was sold, removed, and converted into a town hall, its present use. A new edifice was at once erected on the old site. In 1882, a spire was added to the building, and in the summer of 1885 was thoroughly repaired and refurbished. Rev. Ira BEARD was one of the most influential of their pastors. Of late years the Conference has sent Revs. Moses ADAMS, C. DINGMAN, A. T.  FARLEY, W. S. SMITHERS. The present officers of the church are C. A. BROWN, class leader; Lyman PARMENTER, J. A. PARMENTER, and C. A. BROWN, stewards. George MCCOLLUM, Sunday-school superintendent. The present membership of the church numbers about eighty, and the average attendance at Sunday-school is about seventy. The church property is valued at about $3,500, including the parsonage.

Wells, VT

Wells, VT

WELLS is situated in the southwestern part of the county, and bounded on W the north by Poultney and Middletown; on the east by Tinmouth and Middletown; on the south by Pawlet, and on the west by Washington county, N.Y. The township was originally laid out six miles square, with 23,040 acres, an allowance being made for ”highways and unimprovable land by rocks, ponds, mountains and rivers." On the 28th of October, 1784, 6,118 acres were taken from the northeast corner of the town as a part of Middletown, and on the 31st of October, 1798, nearly 4,000 acres more were taken from the northeast part and annexed to Poultney, leaving only about 13,000 acres in the town. The town was chartered by Benning WENTWORTH under date of September 15, 1761, to Captain Eliakim HALL and sixty-three others; very few, if any, of these ever resided here. 

The town was organized March 9, 1773, with Ogden MALLORY, moderator, and John WARD, clerk. At the second meeting, held November 1, 1773, Ogden MALLORY, Daniel CULVER, Joseph LAWRENCE, Abner HOWE and John WARE were chosen selectmen. Ogden MALLORY, Timothy MOSS and Reuben SEARLE were the first listers, elected March 11, 1777. In 1780 there were twenty-three freemen in the town as follows: Ogden MALLORY, Gideon SEARLS, Abe MERRIMAN, Reuben SEARS, Increase RUDD, Zacheus MALLORY, Silas MALLORY, Caleb SMITH, Timothy MOSS, Barnabas MOSS, John MOSS, Richard CROUCH, Samuel CULVER, Gill MALLORY, Benjamin RICHARDSON, Abner HOWE, Jonathan WEBB, Alexander GORDON, Ebenezer SUMMER, jr., Joshua CULVER, Ebenezer WELTON, Daniel CULVER, Daniel MCINTOSH.


      Of the pioneers of the town the following brief memoranda must suffice: Davis AMIDON settled early on the turnpike road in the west part and kept a tavern on the site now occupied by David J. MORRIS.

      Joseph ANDREWS, from Granville, N. Y., in 1801, settled in the west part of the town, and died in 1821. Isaac ANDREWS was one of the earliest settlers and was town clerk some years prior to 1790, Simeon ATWATER came into the town in 1800 and settled in the west part, where John PORTER now lives; he had previously lived a few years in Pawlet; he had three sons, Daniel, Jonathan and Stephen, and two daughters. Daniel ATWATER settled here and remained until his death, in 1861, in the second house east of Mr. PORTER's where Asa ATWATER now lives. Jonathan and Stephen ATWATER were also residents of the town, the former removing to Middletown in 1832. Bethuel BARDEN came to Wells in 1816 and located where John BARDEN now resides; he died in 1831.  John married Susan LAMB and they had sons, Edgar O., Adams L., Ferrin and Herbert E. John BARDEN has represented the town in the Legislature and held many town offices. Robert BEEBE was an early settler in the west part of the town, and his son, Ozias, who lived where his son John now resides, passed his life here. David BLOSSOM was an early settler where H. W. Lewis now lives; he left the town in 1804; his son David C. lived in town until 1816 and William until 1832. Peter BLOSSOM, brother of David, settled where Rodney M. LEWIS lives; he served in the Revolutionary War. His son Seth died in the town in 1859; was wealthy and represented the town several years. Amos BOWE, from Middletown, Conn., was an early settler near Pond Bridge on the place now owned by Alva MITCHELL; he was an exceptional scholar for those times, and died in 1844. Samuel BROUGHTON was an early settler and a leading citizen; he removed to Moriah, N. Y., in 1825. His brother John came early to the town, locating on the farm owned by Daniel FRANCIS; he removed away in 1828. Joseph BUTTON came to the town with his father, Matthias, in 1785, locating where Marcellus FRANCIS lives; he had a large family; was justice more than forty years and in the Legislature two years; he died in 1826. Joseph, jr., lived on the homestead until 1833, when he removed to Chautauqua county, N. Y. Ebenezer BUTTS, from Canterbury, Conn., came here about 1787 and settled on "Butts Hill" where William COOPER now lives; he was the first settler in that part and had a family of seven children. Andrew CLARK, from Cheshire, Conn., settled in 1790 on a farm now owned by Isaac MITCHELL and occupied by Myron WILLARD; his family comprised ten children; he died 1819 and had occupied the office of selectman fourteen years. His son John spent his life in the town and died much respected in 1845. Stephen CLARK, also one of the early settlers, located in the west part of the town on a farm now owned by John PORTER and occupied by Mr. LARKIN; he was justice a number of years and one of the early school teachers; he died in 1827. Roswell CLARK, also from Cheshire, came in with his wife on horseback and settled a few miles north of his brothers, where his son Hoel now lives. William CROSSMAN came into the town in 1796 and settled on a farm now owned by Henry C. BURTON; he commanded a company in the Revolution. 

      Thomas CLEMENS settled in the east part in 1783 and was the father of five children. His son Michael succeeded to the homestead and in turn transferred it to his son Wesley, who became a prominent and useful citizen; held the office of justice many years and various other town offices; he died suddenly in 1849, leaving a family of eleven children. Joel CLEMONS settled early on land now owned by Hiram FRANCIS; he had two sons, Asa and Thomas; the former took the homestead and died in 1865; his widow and two of her sons, Joel and Alexander, still reside in the town. Giles COOK came to the town about 1780 and located about a fourth of a mile east of the village; he removed west early. Abner CONE was one of the earliest settlers, locating where James H. PARKS lives. William COWDRY came to the town in 1787 and settled where D. N. LEWIS lives; he removed to Middletown in 1809. His son Oliver became mixed up with Mormonism. (See history of Middletown herein.) Josiah Cross settled in the latter part of the last century on the north part of the farm now owned by Cyrus JENNINGS and occupied by Henry REYNOLDS; he removed to Roxbury, Vt., in 1833. His brother Samuel came in at the same time.

      Daniel CULVER settled in the town in 1771 and was the first representative from this town to the General Assembly; his daughter Catherine was the first person married in the town, according to the records. Daniel's son Samuel settled where Henry MCFADDEN lives and acquired a competency by dealing largely in wild land; he held many town offices and died in 1831. Joshua CULVER, brother of Samuel, came in about the same time; Rogers CULVER succeeded to his homestead, but removed to Michigan in 1832. Ebenezer DART a Revolutionary soldier lived several years in town and has descendants here now. John S. DAVIS, another Revolutionary soldier, came from Granville in 1815 and died here in 1845. Azariah and Jedediah DERBY, brothers, came from Connecticut, the former settling where John BORDEN lives and the latter on the farm owned by CARPENTER brothers; they both removed west many, years ago. Nathan FRANCIS settled where Martin PARKS lives in 1783, coming from Wallingford, Conn.; his three brothers, Jonathan, Hezekiah and Joel, came with him. He was a member of the Legislature two years and held other offices; he died in 1846. The families of this name have been prominent in the town. Joel FRANCIS spent a long life in town and had a family of six children. John FRANCIS came from Wallingford, Conn., in 1783 and raised a large family; he died in Middletown. Timothy FULLER came from Barnstable, Mass., in 1794,now settled where Hiram FRANCIS now owns. He was a respected citizen and father of a large family. Levi FRY settled in the east part in 1783, and died about 1820. His brother David also lived here. Alby GEER was an early settler in the southwest part. His son Cyrus resided in town until his death in 1862. Rufus GLASS came from Connecticut in 1786 and settled where Wesley ROWE lives; he and his wife died of the epidemic which prevailed in 1813.His son Arunah lived on the homestead until 1855, when he removed °to Illinois. Samuel GLASS came in 1786 and located where William NICKS lives, adjoining his brother Rufus; he died in 1813. Josiah GOODSPEED, sr., came into town in 1794, married Jemima BLOSSOM and they lived together nearly sixty years; both died in 1826. Ansel GOODSPEED settled in the same year where Ann MCBREEN lives; he was an influential and respected citizen; was town clerk forty-six years, justice of the peace many years, and two years in the Legislature; he died in 1847. Gershom GIFFORD came to the town in 1786, locating on the place now occupied by Hoel CLARK; he died in 1795. Daniel GOODRICH was an early settler where Ira GOODSPEED lives; he reared a large family. His son Roswell built the grist-mill operated in later years by Orville GOODRICH; his son Halsey occupied the homestead to 1833, when he purchased the grist-mill and ran it until his death in 1857. Isaac GOODSELL purchased land in Wells before the war, which was occupied by his son Daniel from 1797 for sixteen years; he removed to Ontario county, N. Y. Winslow GOODSPEED came to the town in 1794 and located where his grandchildren now own; he died in 1842; his son, Winslow, jr., located east of the village and became a prominent citizen, holding several offices. Stephen GOODSPEED also settled in the town in 1794 and died in 1845. This family name has been numerously represented in the town and its possessors prominent in various directions. 

      Nathaniel GROVER came from Massachusetts early and located in the east part of the town where Benjamin NORTON lives; he removed to Tinmouth. His son Allen taught school for eleven winters in town, held several offices and carried on mercantile business more than thirty years. Hon. M. D. GROVER, of Port Henry, N. Y., is his son, and another son is Dr. A. C. GROVER, also of Port Henry. Matthew, James and Zalmon HALL were early settlers in the town; the two former removed away. 

      John C. HOPSON came from Wallingford, Conn., at an early day and settled where N. W. CRANDALL lives. His son Oliver was ordained as a minister and preached in Wells and Poultney, but later removed to Connecticut. His son Almon lived and died in the town; was a teacher many years and held various offices. John C. jr., removed to Whitehall, N. Y., in late years; he represented the town two years. Raymond H. lived in the village, where he carried on blacksmithing and the grocery business; he is deceased. Robert HOTCHKISS came into the town in 1796 and settled on lands now owned by Alva MITCHELL; in 1810 he removed to the north-east part of the town, where William DONAHUE lives; he died in 1829. Joshua HOWE came front Connecticut in 1783 and settled on the place afterward occupied by his grandson, Joshua, and now owned by Downer PERRY. He built the first grist-mill in town, the walls of which still stand on land owned by H. W. LEWIS. He died in 1800. His son Samuel settled on part of the home stead. Joseph, another son, also located on part of the homestead where Downer PERRY lives; David lived where Linus ATWATER now resides. The family has been numerous and respected. Aaron IVES settled in town in 1785, where Darius PARKS now lives; he died in 1801. Aaron KELLOGG settled early on the place occupied by Henry REYNOLDS, and removed thence to Stowe, Vt. Joseph LAMB, from Norwich, Conn., located about 1778 where William COOPER lives in the northeast part of the town; he died in 1809. His son Levi was a respected citizen and died in 1835. 

      Phineas LAMB came into town in 1804 and settled where William HICKS lives in the north part of the town; he was a Revolutionary soldier. His son, Captain William LAMB, was a leading citizen of the town; captain of the militia; town clerk seventeen years and held many other offices. Rev. Shubel LAMB was a son of Joseph, before mentioned, and lived in town until his death in 1850; he was a local preacher for nearly sixty years and was in the Legislature two years. This family has been one of the most numerous and respected in the town. The same may be said of the LEWIS families. Barnabas LEWIS, with his son Benjamin, came to Wells from Cheshire, Conn., about 1807, having been preceded previous to 1800 by his sons Zurial and Levi.; David, another son, came also to the town some time before the Revolution. The latter owned and occupied the farm of Oscar SPRAGUE and died in 1845; David B. succeeded to the homestead of his father and died in Poultney in 1866. Levi lived a short distance north of the village; he was a tanner and died in 1811. Artemas LEWIS, son of Levi, lived at the village and held the office of justice many years. Orlin, brother of Artemas, was postmaster several years and filled several town offices with ability; he died in 1865. William LEWIS came from Pawlet and settled on the farm now occupied by Daniel FRANCIS; he died in 1836; his son John lived on the homestead until 1864, when he removed to Poultney. Zenas LEWIS lived where James S. GOODSPEED now resides until about 1843, when he removed to Tinmouth. Walter LEWIS came to the town in 1832, and lived here until his death in 1867. Nathaniel LEWIS was an early settler and lived on the farm now owned by D. S. PARKS in the northern part of the town; his son Reuben was a physician in this town several years and went west. Benjamin Lewis, sen., came to town in 1807 and settled on the place now owned by Hiram W. LEWIS; he died in 1847 leaving a family. Benjamin, jr., with his son Rodney, has been engaged in manufacturing and mercantile business in the town. Ambrose LEWIS lived on the place now owned by George and Frank GOODSPEED; he removed west many years ago. It will be seen that this family has been one of the most numerous in the town, and many of the name have been prominent in the community. 

      Benjamin LUMBARD came with his family of seven children and located here in 1797; descendants have lived in the town since. Mallory OGDEN was the first settler in the town, coming in 1768; he built the first framed barn in Wells; its site was near the dwelling owned by William COOPER and occupied by William B. SPENCER; he died in 1811, aged ninety-one; he had four sons. His brother Zacheus came in about the same time little is known of his history. Abel and Samuel S. MERRIMAN came to the town early; the latter died in 1847; he lived south of the village where William S. NORTON owns and had a large family, Hallowel MERRILLS came early from Worthington, Mass., and settled on the farm owned and occupied by Henry and Harvey JOHNSON; his son Thaddeus passed a long life in the town. Levi MERRILLS came from New Hampshire in 1813 and removed to Middletown in 1833, Timothy MORSE, from Farmington, Conn., settled in town in 1772; he served in the French and Revolutionary Wars, and died in 1828, aged ninety. Elijah PARKS came from Canterbury, Conn., in 1787, and settled where E. R. PEMBER now lives; he was town clerk from 1790 to 1799; taught school for nearly twenty winters, and removed to Granville in 1811. His son Joseph resided on the farm now occupied by his son Martin until 1848. He held many offices; was representative three years from 1834, and selectman longer than any other person; he died in 1868. 

      Elijah PARKS, jr., lived in the north part of the town and died in 1859. His son Robert E, resided on the homestead until his death in 1868, Robert PARKS was born in this town and always lived here as a leading citizen. Simeon PARKS came from Canterbury in 1787; he died in 1817, leaving a large family; his son Harvy lived on the homestead now occupied by his son, James H. Parks; he was a prominent citizen and represented the town two years, besides holding many other offices; he died of cancer in 1867. His son James H. has also been in the Legislature and held various other offices. James Paul was one of the first settlers in the eastern part of the town, and died in 1805 aged eighty. His youngest son Stephen succeeded to the homestead and was born December 31, 1773; is said to have been thirteen years old when his father came to Wells. He died in 1843, aged seventy. Of his sons, Eliakim became a physician and practiced all his life in Middletown. His youngest son was Nelson, born in 1813; represented the town three years in the Legislature and held other offices. His son Hiland E., born December 31, 1836, was superintendent of schools four years and represented the town in the Legislature in 1862 63, He is the author of the history of Wells, from which we derive much of the information for this chapter.  Jesse PARSONS came into the town in 1787, but removed to Genesee, N, Y. in 1804. John PEMBER settled in the north part of the town at an early day; removed to Chautauqua county many years ago.  His son Frederic lived on the place now owned by C. W. BURTON; was a member of the Methodist Church nearly sixty years and much respected; he died in 1859; his family was prominent in the community. 

      Captain William POTTER was an early settler, coming from New London, Conn., to Pawlet and thence to Wells; he died in 1827, leaving a large family. His son William, Jr., spent most of ' his long life in town and reared a large family. Dr. Samuel POTTER practiced here a number of years and removed to Pawlet, where he died in 1835, Fayette POTTER, of Pawlet, is his son. Seth POTTER lived on the place now owned by C. A. PARKER; he was a son of Captain William. Abel, another son, resided in the village, but went to Rochester, N. Y., about 1826, where he died. John PRAY, sen., came here with his son of the same name in 1778, and died a few years later. John PRAY, jr., was a respected citizen and held the office of selectmen many years. He removed to Harmony, N. Y., in 1835 and died in 1844. Benjamin RIDER came from Barnstable, Mass., in 1794; he died in 1824, leaving a large family. Elida SPRAGUE settled on the place now owned by Wesley ROWE; he had a family of six children and died in 1860. Peter STEVENS came from Connecticut in 1786, and died in 1821. His son Abner lived on lands now owned by Hiram FRANCIS, and died there. Gould STILES, Jr., settled in the north part of the town on the farm now owned by William HICKS; he came from Middletown about 1805, and died in 1867. Amos TOOLY came from Poultney about 1815 and lived in the northern part of the town; he died in 1822, leaving a large family. Jason TYLER, from Connecticut, was one of the first settlers in the town and reared a numerous family; he died in 1819. 

      A.B. TYLER was a leading citizen, a justice several years and held other offices.  Ziba WARE was one of the early blacksmiths of the town and died many years ago; his son Lyman lived here until his death in 1839. David WARD was an early settler on the place owned by Darius PARKS. Abijah WILLIAMS settled in the west part of the town and removed to Poultney in 1810. Daniel WYMAN settled on the place now occupied by Alva MITCHELL; he died in 1787 and was the first person buried in the village burying-ground.

      The foregoing sketches embrace brief records of nearly all of the earlier settlers of this town; other names will appear in connection with the business and professional interests. The labors of these forefathers have been efficiently supplemented by their descendants, placing this town on a level with others of the county, as regards its material advancement and its morality and intelligence. Ogden MALLORY, the first settler, found the town an unbroken wilderness, inhabited by wild animals; today it is made up largely of well-tilled farms and comfortable homesteads. In the language of Mr. PAUL, "Since the early settlement of the town, time has wrought many and marked changes both natural and social. The first settlers here, full of courage and self reliance, brought but little with them, relying mainly on their own strong arms to furnish subsistence to sustain life. It was with great difficulty that they could obtain the necessaries of life for their families, when first they came here; for after erecting cabins to shelter their families and protect them from wild beasts; they were obliged to cut down and fall into heaps many a noble pine, as well as oak and maple, and then burn them in order to raise their wheat and corn." 

      The lives of the inhabitants of Wells have been in the main peaceful and the growth and improvement uninterrupted, if gradual. The remarkable cold summer of 1816 caused considerable loss to farmers and some suffering. It is said that a flock of sheep owned by Jason Tyler in the west part of the town; were found frozen to death in June, having been sheared but a short time before.


      The people of this town took an early interest in religious matters. In April, 1774, the town voted to build a "meeting-house" on the east side of the channel which connects the two ponds that form Lake Austin, and in the following October a committee was appointed to hire a minister. In May, 1789, a committee appointed for the purpose selected ten acres of land, and on the tract the town voted "To build a church thirty-six feet in length by one story and a half high." The land is now owned by Alva MITCHELL and is on the rise between the pond bridge and Pond Mountain, on the north side of the highway. In the next year, 1790, the church was erected, but it was never entirely finished on the inside. The building was blown down on the 27th of March, 1847. On the same tract of land the first burial ground was laid out and there were buried many of the early settlers.

      In 1799 a committee of five men consisting of Simeon FRANCIS, Joshua CULVER, Joseph BUTTON, Samuel HOW and Jonathan PAUL, was appointed to "circulate a subscription paper to procure means to build a house for public worship the following year the second church of the town was built on the site of the present Universalist (or Liberal Christian).; Church; the Methodists, Episcopalians and Universalists, in fact, all Christians, worshipped in this church together. Meetings were held here until 1855.


      There was a Methodist class in this town, with Nathaniel LEWIS as leader, about as early as 1780. In 1789 Rev. Darius DUNHAM came here as preacher, and a revival followed his labor in which there, were some thirty conversions. After this revival a class was organized in the east part of the town with Michael CLEMONS as leader. Lorenzo DOW frequently preached in Wells in 1797-98.  The first church edifice was erected at East Wells about 1805; it was not entirely finished, and was taken down in 1810 and removed to the site of the present church at that point; this was again demolished in 1856 and the present building erected. In 1842 a neat church was erected at the village. There are only occasional services held at East Wells and Rev. F. CAMERON, of Pawlet, preaches at the village. The first Sunday-school was established at East Wells in 1823.


      Among the early settlers were several families of this denomination. About the year 1810 Rev. Stephen JEWETT came into this section and preached for a time. A Protestant Episcopal Church (St. Paul's) was organized at Wells in April, 1824.  Rev. Palmer DYER officiated as rector here and at Granville. A church was erected in 1840. The society has declined in numbers, and Rev. E. H. RANDALL, of Poultney, preaches alternate Sabbaths.


      A number of the early inhabitants were of this faith, and in 1821 the Rev. Aaron KINSMAN located here as a minister and a small church was built; this gave place to the present church in 1855 and the membership was for a time larger than that of either denomination; but it declined and at present no services in this creed are held.


      There is at the present time no practicing physician nor lawyer in this town. The medical profession has, however, been well represented in past years. Dr. Backus H. HAYNES, now of Rutland, practiced here from about 1841 to 1855. Dr. Socrates HOTCHKISS was one of the pioneers of the town and came from Cheshire, Conn., in 1795. He built the house now occupied by Joel S. WILCOX. He died in 1810 and was known as a skillful practitioner. Dr. James MOSHER practiced here a few years, but died in the early part of his career in 1816. Dr. Joseph MUNSON came from Salem, N. Y., in 1828 and practiced until age unfitted him for business; he lived on the farm occupied by Frank FENTON, who married his granddaughter, and died in 1852. Dr. Charles C. NICHOLS, from Castleton in 1856, practiced here many years.


      Wells village, the only hamlet in the town, is situated a little southwest of the center. Many of the early merchants and manufacturers have been noted. The distilling of liquor was quite an industry in the town before the building of railroads in the vicinity, and four distilleries were in existence at one time. The first was owned by Peter KING and located where the union store was afterwards carried on; it was in operation before 1800. The next one was established by Abel POTTER about 1809 and located at the foot of Pond Mountain. The next was established about 1826 by Samuel RUST, and was near the residence of Frank and George GOODSPEED. The last was owned and run by Elijah PARKS, about 1829, and was near the present residence of William HICKS. All of these have been abandoned many years.

      The manufacture of potash was also carried on quite extensively in early years, and served as a means for exchange between the settlers and tradesmen. When money was a scarce article.

      The Lake Austin Knitting Mills are located about half a mile west of the village. This site was purchased by John BLOSSOM about the year 1814 and a clothing works built. In the year 1819 he sold the works to his brother Seth, who continued the business until 1823, when he sold to Henry GRAY; he added cloth machinery, using hand looms only. Mr. GRAY continued the business until 1834 when he sold to Samuel CULVER and Benjamin LEWIS, the business being then carried on under the firm name of CULVER & LEWIS, until 1843, when James LAMB bought Culver's interest and the firm was changed to LEWIS & LAMB, who added power looms and other improved machinery which they continued to operate until the year 1848, when William GOODRICH purchased Lamb's interest, the new firm continuing about one year, when GOODRICH sold out to LEWIS, he continuing the business alone until 1866, when his son, R. M. LEWIS, became associated with him under the firm name of B. LEWIS & Son. In 1873 the firm changed their business and engaged in the manufacture of knit underwear, shirts and drawers, since which time the mills have been known by their present name. The mill was leased to J. S. WILCOX during the years 1876, '77, '78, but was under the management of R. M. LEWIS, the present owner. The mill has been twice destroyed by fire, the first time about the year 1830, and again in 1853. The main building is thirty-five by one hundred feet, two stories high, there also being connected with it a dye-house twenty-two by thirty feet, store-house twenty-five by twenty-five, picker house twenty by twenty-five, and wood-shed twenty by forty feet. The product, amounting to about $20,000 per annum, is mostly sold in New York.

      The first cheese factory was established in 1865 by James NORTON; in the year 1867 he manufactured from the milk of over three hundred cows. Since that date the dairying interest has greatly developed.

      The LEWIS cheese factory was built by Benjamin LEWIS in 1875, and is now owned by Rodney M. LEWIS; it manufactures about 85,000 pounds annually. The Alfred LEWIS cheese factory was built at East Wells in 1871, but has ceased business.

      The Goodrich grist-mill, located in the southwest part of the town, on the outlet of the lake, was erected by Roswell GOODRICH about 1808. In later years it passed to the Halsey GOODRICH estate and is now owned and operated by Irving GOODRICH; it has four run of stones.

      The Wilder LEWIS saw-mill was originally built over fifty years ago; it is on the outlet of Lake St. Catherine, and was rebuilt by Mr. LEWIS in 1851. About 200,000 feet of lumber are manufactured annually.

      GOODSPEED's saw-mill, on Mill Brook, was built by W. GOODSPEED in 1840, and now manufactures about 500,000 feet of lumber annually. A planing-mill and a bobbin factory, with steam power, have been recently added, and the mill is now owned and operated by G. & F. R. GOODSPEED.

      The mercantile business of Wells has never been large, and at the present time there are but two stores. One of these is owned by LEFFINGWELL & Son, of Middletown, and is managed by Elmer E. PAUL; it was started in 1884 and is located in one of the oldest buildings in the place. Allen GROVER had a store in this building in 1836. Messrs. HULL & MCBREEN and W. C. BARKER afterwards kept it. The other store is kept, by O. R. HOPSON, on the site of the store building which was burned in 1882. Mr. Hopson rebuilt and stocked the store.

      The only post-office of the town is at this village; it was presided over in early years by Levi LEWIS, who was followed by Orlin LEWIS. William H. HULL took the office about 1860, to about eight years ago, when  R W GOODRICH took it for about two years; he was followed by J. C. DEAN one year, and he by O, R, HOPSON, the present official. 

History of Rutland County Vermont: with Illustrations &  
Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers 
Edited by H. Y. Smith & W. S. Rann 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1886 



Westford, VT

Ebenezer Burr, Benjamin Mills, Thomas Ives,

Westford, VT

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Did you know -
There are 3,967 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrop.

Statistically the 8512th most popular last name.

There are 4,272 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrup. Statistically the 8013th most popular last name.

How many of me

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrop. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrup. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

deed from the Ramapoo Tribe of Indians and their associates to the proprietors, viz. : John Belden, Samuel Keeler, Sen., Matthias Saint John, Benjamin Hickcock, John Beebee, Samuel Saint John, Mathew Seamor, James Brown, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph Birch- ard, John Whitne, Sen., John Bouton, Joseph Keeler, Samuel Smith, Junior, Jonathan Stevens, Daniel Olmstead, Richard Olmstead, John Sturtevant, Samuel Keeler, Junior, Joseph Bouton, Jonathan Rockwell, Edward Waring, Joseph Whitne, Daniel Olmstead, Thomas Hyatt, James Benedick, Joseph Crampton, Ebenezer Sension, Matthias Saint John, all of the Town of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield in her Majesties Colony of CT, in New England, and Thomas Smith, Thomas Canfield and Samuel Smith of ye Town of Milford in ye County of New Haven a 30th day of September in ye seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady, Anne, Queen of England, and in the Year of our Lord God 1708.

14. Norwalk, settled 1649; incorporated Sept., 1651, "Norwaukee shall bee a townee," Algonkin noyank, point of land, or more probably from the Indian name, "Naramauke."

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his home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

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I've looked at the census records for myAmos to identify census neighbors who might be connected. AJNorthrup genealogy identifies Kent Warren and Washington as locations for MyAmos. Again, some changes in census location may actually be a change in boundary. The names of locations have changed as well.

1790 prob too young OR Newtown w/parents who is Washington Amos?
1800 Kent
1810 MIA OR New Milford OR w/ family OR VT?? ???
1820 Kent
1830 Kent
1840 Warren
1850 Washington
1855 dies Washington, buried, Warren
The Town of Washington encompasses the following Villages:
Washington Depot
Washington (or Washington Green) --  the Old Judea
New Preston --  located on the Aspetuck River.
Marbledale (or Marble Dale) and
Woodville by Mount Tom
1790 Census - MyAmos (if 1778 ~ 12, if 1774 ~ 16, if 1784 ~ 6)
I include this only for comparison with a later references

Amos 1790 Washington, CT
MyAmos is probably too young to be this Amos.Who is this Amos???
Could be Amos Wellman Northrop (Jonathan line) Although AJN has him Residence: BEF 1801 Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY 16 kids b. Fishkill 1781-1798. He does not marry until about 1781. Not likely he is Amos' father. Since he was a teacher did he move back and forth with the school season?
Is Amos Wellman Northrop the one listed in the Quaker Hill, NY store ledgers? 1790 Census 12200
1 male 16 or over
2 males under 16
2 females any age (Elijah 1790 Washington, CT there are a couple of Elijah's that can be confused. Likely he is the son of Samuel1718 & Lydia Thomas1723. b~ 1761 in Washington CT. m. Lucina Easton (Luxina)1764 (d/o Eliphalet Easton and Mary Gould is this Gould connected to Redding Goulds?) Eliphalet dies in Woodbury in 1785 Washington. Elijah D. 1829 in Humphreysville (Seymour), CT Served (American Revolutionary War) Pension Awarded a pension (#s36199). Did Elijah have any connection to mills and manufacturing in Humphreysville? Died in poorhouse. Can't find any direct connection to myAmos. Other Elijahs 1790-1820 in Lee, MA, Lenox, MA in Oneida - no township listed -- NY in 1810. Elijah in Lenox, MA. None in CT 1 male 16 and over(born 1774 or earlier -- prob at least 22 ~ born 1768 or earlier), 2 males under 16, 2 females Both Elijah and Amos are MIA in 1810. There are many usual suspects in Fairfield VT 1800 census http://dunhamwilcox.net/vt/fairfield_vt_census.htmthere are 3 unreadable northrops in Danby VT in 1810. Check Ira VT for ages.1
1817 VT republican ad1
1801 VT centinel 1click to enlarge image 1


1800 Washington, CT (Elijah is in Washington at the time) (Warren has very few pages of names )

Dan Smith

Amos Fuller  

Abel Fuller

ID: I648334243 Name: Abel FULLER Birth: 1763 in Warren, CT d. 1827
s/o Amos FULLER b: 1731 &: Mary TAYLOR b: 1727
Marriage 1 Roxanna ACKLEY b: 1767 in Litchfield, CT Married: 1/30/1787 in Warren, CT Children

  1. Has No Children Eleazer FULLER b: 3/14/1788 Castleton, VTHas No Children Benjamin FULLER b: 1790 Castleton, VTHas No Children Austin FULLER b: 1795 Castleton, VTHas No Children Ansel FULLER b: 11/17/1802 Castleton, VT
  2. Has No Children Chloe FULLER b: 1805 Castleton, VT

Hez'h Whitney (This Whitney is often close by to Amos)

Hezekiah Whitney b. 26 DEC 1748 Preston, New London Co., CT ?? New Preston?? d. 20 DEC 1827 Washington, CT (s/o Enoch Whitney b: ABT 1708 Stowe, Middlesex Co., MA & Mother: Thankful Parke b: 27 JUN 1717 Plainfield, CT ) m. 1 Olive Knight b: 17 MAR 1756 Norwich, CT m. 1774 Plainfield, CT Children: Has Children Elisha Whitney b: ~ 1775 Washington, CT

Reuben Green  
previous pages- selected names  

Chauncey S. (Smith) Gunn 1 2 3 b. 05 JUL 1774 Washington CT. 4 2 3m.1 Clarana ? b: 05 DEC 1775 Children:

  1. Has Children Lois Smith Gunn b: 21 DEC 1797
  2. Has No Children Mary Clarinda Gunn b: 12 MAY 1800
George GUNN b.13 DEC 1739 Morris, ct 1 c.13 NOV 1741 Milford, ct 2 d. AFT 1788 Oxford, ct 3 (s/o Samuel GUNN1701 Milford,ct c: 25 APR 1703 Milford & Sarah CLARK1706 Milford,ct c: 27 OCT 1706 Milford, ct) m1 Lois SMITH c: 19 AUG 1744 Morris, ct  
Roger Averel  
Wells Beardslee  
David Meeker is it this Meeker??? 00101/00001

David Meeker b. 22 APR 1755 Greenfield, CT d. 1819 Newtown, CT (s/oDavid Meeker b: 12 MAR 1720/21 Fairfield, CT & Hannah Hill b: 25 JUN 1729 Fairfield, CT Marriage 1 Hester Nichols


Philip Bradley

ID: I52528 Name: Philip BRADLEY

Birth: 17 SEP 1770 in Ridgefield, CT 1
(s/o Philip Burr BRADLEY b: 26 MAR 1738 Fairfield,Fairfield Co.,CTCT c: 9 APR 1738 Greenfield Hills,Fairfield CT
& Ruth SMITH b: 13 OCT 1745 Ridgefield,CT m. Polly b: ABT 1775

Cornelius Allen  
Gideon Allen 00100/00100 is there a Burr connection to this Allen line ??d.1861-01-10 in Ogden,Weber,Utah,USA Birth: 1774-11-02 in Litchfield, CT

Name: Gideon ALLEN
s/o Cornelius ALLEN b: 1748-11-26 Washington, CT & Mary LEMMONS b: 1756-01-12 Ton, ct m. 1 Rachel HAND b: 1777-05-15 Litchfield, CT M.1799-10-03 in Litchfield
perhands this is actually HARD?? Children

  1. Has Children Marcia ALLEN b: 1804-11-06 in Washington, CT

Elisha Whitney b. 1775 in Washington, CT d.1862 in Washington, CT Father: Hezekiah WHITNEY b: 26 DEC 1748 in Preston, New London, CT Mother: Olive KNIGHT b: 17 MAR 1756 in Norwich, New London, CT Marriage 1 Rachel FROST b: in Washington, CT
1Has No Children Marshall Frost Whitney b: 9 NOV 1802 in Washington, CT
2Has No Children Laura Marilla Whitney b: 9 MAR 1805 in Washington, CT

Joel Hickox  
Brimmaid Plumb  
Sam'l? Ford  
John Baldwin  
Lent Baldwin  
Enos Baldwin  
John Platt  
Elijah Calhoun  
Sam'l Ford Jr.  
Sam'l Clark

ID: I39889 Samuel ,III CLARK b.1762 in Milford, CT s/o Samuel (Lt.) ,Jr. CLARK & Jane CAMP m1. Mary Hicock b: 30 SEP 1767 in Washington, CT m.23 DEC 1810
Has No   Children Polly CLARK b: 04 APR 1787 in Washington, CT
Has No Children Clarilla CLARK b: 17 JUL 1789 in Washington, CT
Has No Children Eunice CLARK b: 08 DEC 1791 in Washington, CT
Has No Children Nancy CLARK b: 14 JUN 1796 in Washington, CT
Has No Children Nathan CLARK b: 08 JUN 1801 in Washington, CT
Has No Children Alvin CLARK b: 20 MAY 1804 in Washington, CT


David Kimberly b. ABT 1760 Washington ct d. 19 DEC 1842 Bethlehem, CT Note: WILL: dated 25 Jan 1841, proved 10 Jan 1843; all estate to wife Anna; children not named 1 2 3 s/o Fitch KIMBERLY b: 22 DEC 1736 Newtown, Ct & Abigail WOODRUFF b: 12 FEB 1738 Milford, CT c: 20 AUG 1738 Milford, CT

m.1 Anna GUNN b: 1759 Milford, CT m. 4 JUN 1781 Washington, CT 1 b. 1759 in Milford, CT d. 14 DEC 1819 Bethlehem, CT 1 Burial: Old Cemetery (Longmeadow),Bethlehem 2 3 4 5 (s/o Samuel GUNN c: 8 MAR 1729/1730 Milford, CT & Phebe NORTHROP < Phineas NORTHROP & Elizabeth BRINSMEADE<Jeremiah Northrop1653/1654 Line )

m.2 Anna DOWNS b: ABT 1765 Bethlehem, CT m. 12 AUG 1823 Bethlehem, CT

Abner Mitchell  

John Gunn John Northrup GUNN b. 5 JUN 1772 Milford, CT d.3 OCT 1826 in Washington, CT 1 2Father: Samuel GUNN c: 8 MAR 1729/1730 Milford, CT Mother: Phebe NORTHROP b: 6 APR 1735 Milford,CT
m.1 Polly FORD b: 22 OCT 1779 Cornwall, CT m.25 OCT 1797 Washington, CT 3Children Has No Children John Northrop GUNN b: 1 AUG 1798 Washington, CT
Polly Louisa GUNN b: 3 MAR 1800 Washington,
Has No Children Phebe Susannah GUNN b: 10 OCT 1801 Washington, CT
Has No Children Abigail GUNN b: 30 NOV 1804 in Washington, CT
Has No ChildrenSamuel Lewis GUNN b: 20 NOV 1806 Washington, CT
Has No ChildrenSarah GUNN b: 1 OCT 1809Washington, CTAmarillis GUNN b: 24 SEP 1811 in Washington, CT

Peter Sharp? Thorp  
Aaron Smith  

Strong Sanford
Strong SANFORD d. 9 OCT 1760 in Bethany, CT d.3 MAY 1846 Barkhamsted, CT Father: Elihu SANFORD b: 6 MAY 1731 Milford, CT c: in First Congregational, Milford, CT Mother: Hannah SANFORD b: 30 APR 1733 in Milford, CT

Marriage 1 Temperance HOTCHKISS b: 1767 in Woodbridge, New Haven, Cennecticut Married: 1785Children

  1. Has Children Sally SANFORD b: 6 OCT 1792 \ Litchfield, ct Has No Children Laura SANFORD b: 24 MAY 1786 Waterbury, ct Has No Children Dolly SANFORD b: 1791 Litchfield, ct Has No Children Hannah Clarene SANFORD b: ABT 1797 Litchfield, ct Has No Children Strong SANFORD b: ABT 1788 Waterbury,ct Has No Children Polly SANFORD b: 1791 Washington, ct Has No Children Hiram SANFORD b: 17 JUL 1794 \ Washington, CT Has No Children Daniel SANFORD b: 14 AUG 1797 Washington, CT
  2. Has No Children Hannah Clarene SANFORD b: 23 DEC 1802 Washington, CT

Peter SHERMAN (Peter Northrop's wife is Lucy Sherman Birth: 24 APR 1758 in Newton, CT Death: 29 NOV 1821 CT s/o Ephraim SHERMAN b: 13 OCT 1726 Newton & Rhoda CHAUNCY m. 1 Elizabeth b: 11 OCT 1765 CT

Has No Children Maria SHERMAN b: Washington, CT
Has No Children Julia SHERMAN b: ABT 1782 Washington, CT
Has Children Pamelia Matilda SHERMAN b: 10 APR 1791 Washington, CT
Has No Children Lucy SHERMAN b: ABT 1784 Washington, CT
Has No Children Peter SHERMAN b: 1796 Washington,CT
Has Children Ephraim SHERMAN b: ABT 1794 Washington,CT
Has No Children Rhoda SHERMAN b: ABT 1793 Washington,CT

Dan'l M Brimmaid  
David Judson  
Elijah Northrop 1101(26-45) 0/12010 Elijah is to young to be Amos' father. He lived in Washington, appears to have moved by 1810 (1790 Census Washington (also 1 in Lenox, MA and 1 in Lee, MA)1800 census, Washington, 1 in Lenox, MA, 1 in ?Oneida, NY, no Elijah in 1810, 2 in Washington, 1 in Lenox, MA, 2 NY, 1 VT

Elijah Northrup 1 2 3 Birth: ABT. 1761Washington,CT 2 Death: 1829 Humphreysville, CT Military Service: Served (American Revolutionary War) Event: Pension Awarded a pension (#s36199)
Father: Samuel Northrup III b: 9 JUN 1718 Milford, CT
Mother: Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 New Haven, CT

Marriage 1 Lucina Easton b: ABT. 1764 m.: 1785 Children

Has Children Ebenezer Northrup , Sr. b: 1786
Has No Children Althea Northrup b: 1789
Has No Children Harvey Northrup b: 1796
Has No Children Lucinda Northrup b: 1799

Has No Children Betsey Northrup b: 1801

Dan'l Brinsmaid

ID: I81768 Name: Daniel Nathaniel BRINSMADE b. 16 NOV 1751 in Stratford, CT d. 29 OCT 1826 in Washington, CT s/o Daniel BRINSMADE b: 31 JUL 1718 Stratford, CT & Rhoda SHERMAN (d/o Nathaniel SHERMAN 1690 & Rebecca BURWELL 1692) b: 10 APR 1721 in New Haven, CT m.1 Abigail FARRAND b: 1750 Married: 23 NOV 1779 in Washington, CT Children

  1. Has No   Children Daniel Bourbon Farrand Wooster BRINSMADE b: 15 OCT 1782 in Washington, Litchfield, CT
Phillis Jeff  
Elinathan Mitchell  
John Smith  
Elijah Hazen  

Amos Smith 1001( 26-45)0 /Amos SMITH b. 1747CT Death: 1823 Roxbury, CT m.1 Deborah KNAPP


Amos SmithNote: "Amos Smith...followed the occupation of a farmer, and acquired considerable property, at the time of his death having about three hundred acres of land." --from Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield Co., CT, p. 547. 1 2 Birth: 12 NOV 1768 in Ridgefield, CT 3 Death: 13 MAR 1855 in Ridgefield, CT
Father: Amos Smith b: ABT 1748
Mother: Deborah Knapp
Marriage 1 Sarah Keeler b: 26 APR 1774 in Wilton, CT Married: 26 JUN 1797 in Wilton, CT 4 Census: 4 OCT 1850 in Ridgefield, CT 5Children

Truman Pitcher  
Nehemiah Betts
Nehemiah BETTS b. 25 Sep 1765 in Wilton, CT d.: 1832 Wilton, CT(s/oThaddeus BETTS b: 1 Apr 1737 in W Ridgefield, CT &Deborah MEAD b: 1739 in Horseneck, CT ) OR Nehemiah BETTS Birth: AFT 1750 Death: in Canaan, CT (s/o Nehemiah BETTS b: ABT 1725 &Hannah BOULTON b: ABT 1730)
Levi Hurd  

Tho's Whitney
Thomas WHITNEY 1 b. 19 APR 1779 Washington, CT 2 2 1 Death: WFT Est 1780-1869 1
Note: Note of Edward Raymond Sandiford/1941-1956: "Thomas Whitney was living at New Preston in October 1815 when a child of his, 7 mos. old, died. Recorded at church in New Preston. "[WHITNEY-JONES.ftw] s/o Hezekiah WHITNEY b: 26 DEC 1748 Preston, CT & Olive KNIGHT b: 17 MAR 1756 Norwich

  1. Has Children Elisha WHITNEY b: ABT 1775 in Washington, CTHas No Children Squire WHITNEY b: 3 SEP 1778 in Washington, CTHas No Children Thomas WHITNEY b: 19 APR 1779 in Washington, CTHas No Children Betsey WHITNEY b: 4 NOV 1782 in Washington, CTHas No Children David WHITNEY b: 1793 in Washington, CTHas Children Abial WHITNEY b: UNKNOWN in Washington, CTHas No Children Diadama WHITNEY b: UNKNOWN
  2. Has No Children Diama (Diadama) WHITNEY b: AFT 1794
Benj'n Beach brother Levi m. Jessup
Benjamin Burroughs BEACH Birth: 14 FEB 1785 in Trumbull, CT 1 Death: 1 JUN 1848 in Bridgewater, CT Burial: Old Ground,Bridgewater 2 2 s/o Nehemiah BEACH b: 10/18 MAY 1750 in Stratford, CT & Sarah MIDDLEBROOK b: 31 MAY 1750 in Trumbull, CT m1 Polly RANDALL b: 20 JAN 1780 Bridgewater, CT m. 23 APR 1807 in Bridgewater, CT Children
  1. Has Children Sarah J. BEACH b: 19 FEB 1810 Bridgewater, CT
  2. Has No Children Laura Antonett BEACH b: 27 JUL 1812 Bridgewater, CT
    Marriage 2 Rhoda YOUNG b: 23 JAN 1802 New Milford, CT Married: 17 JUN 1829 in Bridgewater, CT Children
  1. Has No Children Charles B. BEACH b: 14 JUN 1830 in Bridgewater, CT Has No Children Harriet BEACH b: 8 NOV 1832 in Bridgewater, CT
  2. Has Children Bruce Benjamin BEACH b: 1 JAN 1835 Bridgewater, CT
Ezra Beach  
Sam'l Smith  
Gideon Hollister  
Abner Hollister CHECK ME
Abner Hollister Birth: 26 Sep 1782 in Glastonbury, CT 1 Death: 13 Mar 1852 Cato, Cayuga County, NY s/o Abner Hollister b: 28 Oct 1754 & Sarah Betty
m. 1 Polly Woodbridge Elwell b: 31 Dec 1785 in Rupert, VT m.3 Dec 1804 in Manlius, Onondaga County, New York 2 Event: Moved 5 Mar 1805 in Cato, Cayuga County, New York
  1. Has Children Elizabeth Adeline Hollister b: 16 Mar 1806 in Cato, Cayuga County, NY Has Children Madison Elwell Hollister b: 13 Feb 1808 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas No Children Luzette Maria Hollister b: 31 Jan 1810 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas Children Lucius Manlius Hollister b: 27 Feb 1812 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas Children Caroline Amelia Hollister b: 27 Jun 1814 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas Children Corydon Homer Hollister b: 13 Nov 1816 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas No Children Abner (i) Woodbridge Hollister b: 26 Apr 1819 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas No Children Mary Woodbridge Hollister b: 10 Dec 1821 in Cato, Cayuga County, NYHas No Children Abner (ii) Woodbridge Hollister b: 13 Jan 1824 in Cato, Cayuga County, NY
  2. Has No Children George Washington Hollister b: 27 Mar 1826 in Cato, Cayuga County, NY

Marriage 2 Nancy

Sam'l Levitt??  
Dan'l Nettleton  
Gideon Camp  
Eli Stilson  
Benj'n Galpin  
Ezcht Newton Jr  
Sol'n Hurd  
Israel Galpin  
Peter Hurd May be another Peter? CHECK ME or a change in town lines?

Peter HURD b. 1770 in Whisconier Hill, Brookfield, CTd. 10 FEB 1849 Brookfield, CT Burial: Lands End Cemetery,Newtown 1 2 s/o Abel HURD b: NOV 1735 Newtown, CT & Martha FERRIS b: 20 NOV 1743 Newtown ,CT m.1 Lucy BLACKMAN b: 1773 in Brookfield, CT

  1. Has No Children Homer HURD b: 1794 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Wakeman HURD b: 1795 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Peter HURD b: 1800 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Charles HURD b: ABT 1800 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Harmel HURD b: 2 NOV 1802 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Harriet HURD b: 2 NOV 1802 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children Homer HURD b: 1805 in Brookfield,CTHas No Children William Stiles HURD b: 1 JUN 1807 in Brookfield, CT
  2. Has No Children Mary Ann HURD b: 1810 in Brookfield, CT

m. 2 Polly b: 1783 in Whisconier Hill, Brookfield, CT

  1. Has No Children Lucy HURD b: ABT 1830 in Brookfield, CT
Thatcher Norton  
Aaron Foot  
James Armstrong  
Sherman Crow  
Ezcht Newton  
Jon't Hine, Jr.  
Matthew Judson  

Elijah in 1810 Washington, CT is next to Amos Smith in 1800 he is next to MyAmos!! 1810 Washington has Elijah Northrop next to Amos Smith

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washington 1810



samuel bakker



david gibson ??



Joseph Titus



Truman Hikok



Sarah Hikok



Eunice Hikok



William Clarke



Jonathan Hikok



Curtis Hikok



Joseph Calhoun



Joel Hikok



Joseph Calhoun Jr



Daniel Calhoun



Calvin Calhoun



William Calhoun



James Calhoun, Jr



James Calhoun, Jr



Richard Briant



Samuel Briant



Nathaniel Webster



Abiah Baldwin



Lois Nichols



Peter Sharp



Elijah Northrop

00101 112010


Amos Smith



Nathaniel Rowe



Abner Mitchel b. ~ 1790 m. Sophia White?



John Smith ? b. 1771 Washington



Elijah Hazen Esq.


MyAmos 1800 KENT (born 1774-1784) (if 1778 ~ 22, if 1774 ~ 26, if 1784 ~ 16)

1800 Kent census


0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 + free 0-10 10-
16-26 45+  
age 22
if born 1778 Amos Northrop

1800 Kent, CT 0 0 1 (16 to 26) about age 220 0 0 0 1 Rachel (b 1775) about age 25?
Aner father? uncle?0 0
in A Judd N

neighbor birthplace father mother birthyear spouse age
York Anthony FREEMAN
Caroline, of Sharon, m York ANTHONY of Kent, Nov 23, 1820, by Frederick Gridley
Jacob Fuller Any connection to Capt.Revilio Fuller ? a nephew several times removed Mentioned in Hist of New Milford and Bridgewater married to Rebecca Baldwin b. Sherman Lived Kent D. Salisbury. daughter Adaline m. David Northrop of Sherman Father: Jacob FULLER b: ABT 1739 in Colchester or Kent, Litchfield Co., CT
Mother: Elizabeth PAIN b: 26 DEC 1741 in Pomfret, CTBirth: 22 APR 1772 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT 1 1
James Fuller m. Judith Main entire life in Kent 10010/00110
age 26-45

Name: Northrup Fuller 1 2 Birth: 8 APR 1750 2 Death: UNKNOWN
Father: Fuller b: ABT. 1726
Mother: Sarah Northrup(Moses line)b: ABT. 1728 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT

Marriage 1 Mary Winters b: 1 APR 1755

Father: Jacob FULLER b: ABT 1739 in Colchester or Kent, Litchfield Co., CT
Mother: Elizabeth PAIN b: 26 DEC 1741 in Pomfret, CT12 DEC 1764 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT 1 1

Zadoc Elwell Jabez ELWELL b: 1728
Franklin, Dutchess Co. N.YMother: Tabitha JONESPhoebe FOSTER
Amos Smith ? maybe Ridgefield
Could also be brookfield/ Danbury Amos Smith or milford amos smith with no northrop connection Father: Jabez SMITH b: 12 Dec 1731 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT related to Seymour (Norwalk), Smith, Camp
Jabez Smith in mentioned in History of Kent

Mother: Rebecca NORTHRUP b: 25 Aug 1735 Ridgefield
John Northrup b: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford John is a brother of William of Greenfield
Mother: Rebecca
b: ABT. 1707 in Ridgefield,
Sister Robah m.Lewis Northrop s/o Daniel (in NY) 1765-1774Marriage 1 Sarah KEELER b: WFT Est 1761-1785
Rebeccas siblings
John Northrup b: 14 JAN 1728/29 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CTHas No Children William Northrup b: 26 OCT 1730 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Has Children Enos Northrup b: 14 SEP 1733 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Has Children Rebecca Northrup b: 25 SEP 1735 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Has No Children William Northrup b: 6 FEB 1737/38 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Has No Children Ruth Northrup b: 11 JAN 1742/43 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Has Children Samuel Northrup b: 2 FEB 1745/46 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Amos Northrop 1 male (16 to 26) about age 22
1 female Rachel (b 1775) about age 25?
Aner father? uncle?
Aner Ives
in Woodbury in 1790 Father: Joseph IVES b: 10 DEC 1709 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT

Mother: Mamre MUNSON b: 16 DEC 1712 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT dau of Samuel and Mary Preston gdau of Martha Bradley Marriage 1 Rachel WILMOT b: 11 AUG 1743 in New Haven, New Haven, CT13 JAN 1740 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT 1
Asahel IVES in Woodbury in 1790 Marriage 1 Elsey [IVES] b: ABT 1757 b: 25 JUN 1764 in New Haven, New Haven, CT  
Has Children Aner IVES in Woodbury in 1790 Marriage 1 Sybil ?CASTLE  
Gamaliel Fenn Father: John FENN b: 1714

Mother: Susanna GIBSON b: Abt 1727 in Milford, New Haven, CT, USA c: 4 Jun 1727

Marriage 1 Ruth PORTER b: 17 May 1750

Ruth d/o Timothy John Northrop's (John(s/o John and Mary Porter) & Lois) brother-in-law Porter

Joseph Skiff, Jr.  
David Bradley 12201 prob b 1753 parents Timothy Bradley b: 30 Apr 1721 NH, Mercy (Marcy) (Mary) Baldwin b: 1 Nov 1724 Milford kids b Kent m to Lydia Smith m. Lydia smith maybe d/o John FULLER b: 10 NOV 1697 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Mother: Mary CORNWALL b: 21 NOV 1694 in Middletown, CT
1802 Moved from Kent, Litchfield, CT to Greene, NY where he bought 400 acres of land.

Birth: 15 FEB 1753 in Woodbridge, New Haven, CT

Death: 30 MAY 1837 in Genegantslet, Greene, NY

Asa Parks b. 1859 Plainfield m. 1793 Kent M. Margaret Fuller b. Kent 1766 d/o Jacob FULLER b: 1739
and Elizabeth PAINE b: 1741
In 1827, March 7th, the Kent Iron Works completed its purchase of the Wilson Forge property by buying for $250, "four shares, 1/4 each from Zacariah Winegar, and Garret Winegar, Asa Parks and Harvey Smith, a little north of the gristmill including land, water privileges, coalhouse, and tools, blacksmith shop standing on or near the opposite side of the highway (west) from said forge and 1/4 of its tools.
? Sol Chase b. 1767 s/o Solomon Chase and Rebecca Chamberlain  
John Howard  
a Dutchess pioneer in Salisbury, Gerrit Winegar
from old dutchess

MyAmos 1810 possibilities

neighbor birthplace father mother birthyear spouse age  
Eleazur Beecher b: 21 APR 1686 in New Haven, New Haven County, CT? Elizabeth Peck  
don't know where this belongs
For the longest time I thought Amos was "lost" in this census -- perhaps living with another family member, I now think it's possible that the 1810 New Milford Amos is MyAmos. Did Amos move around that much? Maybe. It's also quite possible the borders moved around. See Border-MountTom issues. We see references to Mount Tom associated with the Nathan Terrill of Milford, Job Terrill, Jonathan Meeker of Fairfield and Amos Northrop of Milford Other names in the area - East Greenwich, Merryall. Portions of the area may well have been part of the "Fairweather purchase".
1810 possiblity with Joseph or Castle/Caswell Ives in Kent Joseph
would be uncle to Rachel
and Castle a cousin
Hatch J?  
Hopson John  
Hall? Daniel Name: Daniel HALL Birth: 17 MAR 1779 in Kent CT OR Birth: 17 MAR 1779 in Litchfield,Conn.Death: 18 SEP 1862 in Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio _FA4: Information from Bible of Asa Hall,Ct. State Library- records of Kent, Ct. Note: [edHall.FTW] [Hall-CT Families.FTW]

Source and information from Palmyra, Portage Co., OH Census, 28 Sept. 1850 Source for all children and Birthdates, Hall Family Bible, Pub. 1824 Daniel and Ruhama lived next door to their son Walter and family. Occupation listed as Farmer. Living next door, opposite side, dau., Laura Ann Hall and husband,
Sylvester Osborn.
In the 3rd door down, lived Edwin Hall, age 41 and Wife Hannah with 3
Birth and deathdates from Hall Family Bible, Pub. 1824, verified by family member, Gladys Osborn McMenomy, grandaughter of Sylvester Osborn and Laura A. Hall.
[Dede Blick FTMVol29 tree 596.FTW] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 29, Ed. 1, Tree #0596, Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000]
Information on Daniel taken from Asa Hall Bible, Conn. State Library Old family records of Laura Hall, Western Reserve Historical Soc. Litchfield Ct. Historical Soc. Gen. Register of Inhabitants of Litchfield by George Woodruft.

Father: Asa HALL , Sr. b: 20 MAR 1739 in Plainfield, CT/Rev War/ farmer-occupation
Mother: Elizabeth SWIFT b: 18 MAR 1749 in Probably Kent,CT.

Marriage 1 Ruhamah HOLLY b: 5 MAY 1784 in Ct. m. 17 MAR 1802 Married: 17 MAR 1802 in Litchfield, CtChildren
  1. Has   Children Walter Holly HALL b: 11 OCT 1803 in Portage Co., OhioHas No Children Philo HALL b: 4 AUG 1805Has No Children Anna HALL b: 3 APR 1807Has No Children Edwin HALL b: 27 MAR 1809 in Portage Co., OhioHas No Children William HALL b: 21 MAY 1811 in Portage Co., OhioHas No Children Maria Amelia HALL b: 1 SEP 1813Has No Children Marcius HALL b: 14 MAY 1816Has No Children Martha A. HALL b: 10 AUG 1818Has No Children S. Henry HALL b: 28 JUN 1821Has No Children Charles HALL b: 10 OCT 1823 in Portage Co., Ohio
  2. Has No Children Laura Ann HALL b: 7 NOV 1825 in Rootstown, Portage Co., OH
Holy Amos (?Holly?)  
Hubbel David ? s/o Enoch of Newtown??  
Hanford Henry  
Hanford? Wm  
Ives Castle b. 1789 s/o Aner  
Ives Joseph b. 1783 s/o Aner m. Polly Hall  
Johnson Hoyt  


1810 New Milford  
Nathan Bishop  
William Bishop  
Wid Eliza Bishop  

William (Bill) BISHOP B. 5 Jun 1770 Of Betheleham, CT D. 2 Nov 1796 in ,,Ontario
Ira BISHOP b: 1740 in Bethlehem, CT
Mother: Deborah THROOP b: 22 Apr 1741 in Lebanon, New London, CT

Marriage 1 Phebe BURGISS b: 2 Feb 1766 in Woodbury ,CTChildren

  1. Has Children Julia BISHOP b: 1 May 1792 in Bethleham,CT

Name: Garry BISHOP Birth: ABT 1800 in of Washington, CT

Marriage 1 Emeline NORTHROP b: 23 MAY 1810 in New Milford, CT d/oAmos NORTHROP b: 11 OCT 1772 in New Milford,& Hannah ELDERKIN b: 1778 in Roxbury, M. 13 MAY 1833 in New Milford,CT 2Name: Naomi BISHOP B.16 JUN 1762 in New Haven, CT 1

Father: David BISHOP b: 30 JUL 1732 in New Haven, CT
Mother: Sarah AUSTIN b: in of New Haven, CT

Marriage 1 Drake NORTHRUP b: 1763 Married: 11 DEC 1783 Brookfield, CT 2Children

  1. Has No Children Albert NORTHRUP b: ABT 1789 CT

maybe an ives connection

Amos Northrop  
Edmund Richmond  
David Stone

ID: I7365 Anne NORTHROP _MARNM: Stone Birth: 20 MAY 1775 in New Milford,CT d. 8 MAR 1829 Kent,CT Burial: Bulls Bridge Cemetery,Kent 1 2

Father: Joel NORTHROP b: 16 MAR 1742 in Newtown,CT
Mother: Eunice MARSH b: 6 DEC 1744 in Mansfield,Tolland Co.,CT
Marriage 1 Elijah STONE b: 1770 in New Milford,CT Children

  1. Has No Children Joel N. STONE b: 1800 in Kent,Litchfield Co.,CT
Joseph Clark  
Thadeus Gilbert  
amos 1820 KENT census
Head of House hold Cen-sus Year Town FWM
10- 1616-18 18-26 26- 45
45+ F <10

10- 16


16-2626- 45
45+ Foreig-nners
Agri--culture Com-merce Man-ufac-ture
David B Cram? ckd 2 26-45 (1775 - 1794)  
Sam'l Chittenden mother
anna Peck 1 - 26-45 (1775 - 1794)
John Benedict 1 m 18-26 1794-1802  
Stephen Chittenden  
Nathaniel Perry, Esq.  
Amos Northrup  
Hopson Pratt b. 1775 maybe Kent m. Delverance 'Delia' Skiff  
David ? Booth  
Wm Mansfield  
Bradley Mills  
Collonel Canfield  
Thomas Mory ?Morey  
Peter Pratt  
John Benedict ? b. 1773 Cornwall  
Stephen Chittenden m Laura /Loraine Canfield *** 1 18-26 (1794-1802-  
Nath'l Perry Esq

Nathaniel P. Perry. Began practice in Huntington in 1810 and continued there till 1813, when he removed to Kent. He was twice a member of the State Senate, and died in 1849 at the age of sixty.

1 - 26-45 (1775- 1794)
Amos Northrup1820Kent1 under 10 gerrit 001 18-26 (1794-1802- Alvin 1 - 26-45 (1775- 1794) Amos 00001 -26-45 (1775- 1794) ?? Rachel 1 - over 45 (1775 or earlier) ?? 3 agr
Hopson Pratt (Wife Deliverance Delia Skiff)  
David S. Booth prob m. Lydia SHEPARD 1 18-26 (1794-1802  
Wm Mansfield  
Bradley Mills  

Collonel Canfied *** son of Ithamar and Betsey Canfield connection to Joel Wells son of Cyrus Northrop

1 18-26 (1794-1802-
Thomas Morey  
Peter Pratt LOOK FOR DAVID was m to Julia d of Philo Northrop  

1from History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater,
CT, 1703-1882
 By Samuel Orcutt

*** Canfield military record

Amos 1830 Kent It's quite likely Amos is in the Macedonia Section of Kent
Head of Household Cen
sus Year
Town M < 5
Male 5-10 Male 10-20 Male 20-30 Male 30-40 Male 40-50 Male 50-60 Male 60-70 Male 70-80 Male 80-90 Male 90-100 10- 20 50-60  
Amos Northrop 1


Luther Dexter cked 1
1770 - 1780
Elias Nodine m. Rebecca Chamberlain, m.Mary Barlow parents Huntington CT
Joseph Skiff
Jr. m. Polly Fuller his mother Mary Hawley
Russel Stone s/o Thomas & Polly Parmelee m. Litchfield 1
1790 - 1800 1
1760 -1770
Hiram Stone  
Ruben hunter cked 1
Willis Hall ? b. 1773 greenfield 1
Leman Beecher s/o Abraham & Lydia Day Fuller d. Kent, CT kids born Ct & NY
dau. m. Giddings
son Harvey m.Lois Ann Ives( dau of Joseph and Polly Hall) son James marries Elizabeth Northrup d/o Orrey & Eliza Ward. Gdau of John Northrup & Mary Gould

Hiram Truman Beecher Rev. Sex: M
Birth: 22 SEP 1822 in NY
Death: 16 FEB 1901
Burial: Amenia Island Cemetery, Dutchess, NY
Horace crosby ck more 1
Alfred Mory ckd  
Nehemiah Norton cked 1 1790- 1800  
Gilbert Waldron m. Polly Parker d. m. Barton Washington NY d. m. Smith then Braque s m. Morehouse  
Andrew Cummins cked 1
Amos Northrop 1
Ruth Hubbel ??
Mary wife of Ezbon Hubbell was born 15 Aug 1724 in Stratford (Fairfield) CT, and died about Dec 1752. He married Mary Bronson. But jbarrows has her
Birth: 26 NOV 1761 in Kent, CT and Death: 19 FEB 1811 in Kent,CT that birthdate would have made her 69 in 1830
Ruth is the second wife of Ezbon

If a Northrop her first husband could have been Daniel Bradley CHECK FURTHER

wid of Thaddeus born Betts. He was born Greenfield or Wilton d. Wilton or Norwalk s. Salmon m. Betts then Raymond d. m. Nichols s. m. Guires. m. stewart
Thankful Berry wid John Berrry his mother was Lois Pratt both b. Kent s. m. Sally Peck Cornwall d. m. John Stuart d m. GW Bull 1F
40- 50
Eliphalet Johnson m. Mary Spencer dau Amelia Johnson m. Merritt Northrop b. 1796 in CT son of Father: Gideon Northrop b: 11 NOV 1753 in Amity, New Haven Co., CT s/o samuel
Mother: Hannah Hitchcock b: 1755 in CT

Death: 13 APR 1843 in Pine Grove Twp. Warren Co. PA

Military Service: BET 1777 AND 1778 Soldier of the Revolution

Ira Root m. sarah morse d. Kent 1 b. 1770-1780  
Bebee Payne checked  
Philo Fuller b. Sharon m. Rachel Palmer 1  
Harvey Smith s/o Abel Smith m Kellogg 1
Asa Parks family parish? his moth Jerusha Smith?b. 1759 m Margaret Fuller in Kent 1 b. 1750-1760  
Wm Davison prob m. Rockwell prob fam went to N. Scotia and returned 1

Amos Smith ? maybe Ridgefield
Could also be brookfield/ Danbury Amos Smith or milford amos smith with no northrop connection
Sister Robah Smith m..Lewis Northrop (b. Galway Saratoga) s/o Daniel (b: AUG 1740 in Litchfield Co., CT kids b. in NY) NO FATHER LISTED FOR DANIEL gamaliel 1730 drowned 1788, Gideon 1757 d.1802 Father: Jabez SMITH b: 12 Dec 1731 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT related to Seymour (Norwalk), Smith, Camp
Jabez Smith in mentioned in History of Kent
d/o Jabez d Amilicent m Neheniah Finch - child corn Chatham NY 1781
s/o Jabez, Abijah Smith, m.Martha Jones in Saratoga
s/o Jabez, Northrup Smith, m.(1803) Eliza Warren in Saratoga
Jabez' Mother: Rebecca NORTHRUP b: 25 Aug 1735 Ridgefield Father: John Northrup b: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford (William of Greenfield his his older brother) d. 1789 Ridgefield or 1794 bur Lithgow
Mother: Rebecca Roberts b: ABT. 1707 in Ridgefield d. before husband,

Marriage 1 Sarah KEELER b: WFT Est 1761-1785


There are no entries on the right portion with Slaves or Free Colored Persons

1840 Amos (age 60-70 b 1770-1780 ) living with Gerry and next to Alvin


1840 Warren Alphabetical listing  
Henry? Mallory 1 m 30-40
Nelson? Stetson Morehouse 1 m 20-30
Charles Munson 1 m 40-50
Chauney R Marsh  
Solomon Noth checked 1 M 40-50

Garry Northrop          Amos
     Alvin Northrop

Able Osborn 1m 50-60
Harmon? Peck 1 m 30-40
curtis Peck  
? Peck  
Phineas Peck moth. Anna Smith m. Nancy Beecher d/ Burr Beecher & Eunice Smith 1 m 40-50
amos 1850 1774 +-
[ in 1779 the town of Washington was taken from
Kent, Litchfield, New Milford and Woodbury ]
1850 Washington  
James B?? Barnes? B??ner maybe brother of Martha Barnes Bishop? 1 m 29 b 1821
Joel Bishop d washington 1871b Washinton, CT (Youngest dau,  Cynthia BISHOP  Birth: 1802 m. 1 Theophilas SMITH m. 2 John W CALKINS) 1 m 55
Joel BISHOP b. 1794 Death: 20 May 1871 Washington, CT
    Martha Martha Barnes

b. 1798 Death: 30 Jun 1861 in Washington

    Martha A m. Thomas ROWE b: 1825 in South Dover, NY
David Whitney s/o Hezekiah (Rev pensioner) and Olive Knight living New Preston 1828 (child died) 1m 59 b 1791-1793 d 1858 Washington
    Polly Whitney 52
Gerry Northrop  
Thomas Canfield 28 b 1822 ? s/o Samuel Canfield & Mary Ann Hawley m. Hopkins then Chittenden may have moved to VT C. Canfield n of Marbledale
Frederick Wheeler  
?Lewis Bridge?  
Capt Morehouse Marbledale
O or D. Morehouse Marbledale
S Morehouse Marbledale
A. Whitney Far SE of Warren
M. Woodruff SE of Mt. Tom
E. Whitney eastern border halfway down of Washington

LA Canfield by cemetery Washington center?

1850 Washington, CT Censu
s - Gary Betsey, Mary John and father Amos a Day Laborer at age 71. Just above is David Whitney (David dies 1858 in Washington) and Polly. ?? Could this be Polly Northrop1797 d/o Peter & Lucy Sherman Northrop??
Joel1795 m to Martha Barnes is prob the brother of Gary1800 who m Emeline Northrop d/o Amos NORTHROP b: 11 OCT 1772 d. 21 FEB 1834 in New Milford & Hannah ELDERKIN 1778 Roxbury That Amos line Amos1772<Amos1742 & Anna Baldwin <Amos1689 & Mary GUNN <Samuel1651<Joseph 1623

next page for names Thomas may be Thomas Hawley Canfield d/o Samuel Canfield & Mary Ann Hawley he was b. and m. in VT so this is a return to family origins.

1850 Amos Kent age 78 pauper born 1772 is this another Amos?? one in
Washington seems more reliable Then again both could be correct -- if he moved in 1850 during the census times

Peter Skiff  

The age is correct for Northrop, Amos 11 OCT 1772 New Milford,Litchfield Co.,CT 21 FEB 1834 New Milford,Litchfield Co.,CT Father: Amos Northrop Mother: Anne Grant Spouse: Hannah Elderkin She is still alive is she with kids??

1860 Washington appears that Amos died before 1860

1870 litchfield too old should be 57 or 8

1870 Warren is the right one age 59



Probably close to Litchfield -New Milford Turnpike Route 202 underground railway in Litchfield County http://www.skyweb.net/~channy/URR.html

  • This may be Marjorie Northrop Rutili I think the connection may be through the Ives side, but it might be through both sides. Seems to me I remember Dad (Alvin J.) mentioning relatives in Danbury and maybe an Aunt Emma. ID: I1633 Name: Ernest Weeks NORTHROP Grocer at B. Hawley & Co. Residence: Stepney, Fairfield Co., CT
  • Residence: Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT
    Father: Joseph Henry Ives b: 27 AUG 1848 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Emma Frances Comes b: 16 JUL 1860 in Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Bessie Lucinda IVES b: 14 Aug 1885 in Danbury, Fairfield, CT Married: ABT 1906Children (traces back to John Ives and Mary Hall.)
    1. Has No Children Marjorie C NORTHROP b: 22 Nov 1908
    2. Has Children Russell Edgar NORTHROP b: 5 Feb 1923

    1. Repository: Name: Kay Lewis Baker
      Provo, Utah 84604
      Title: Michael Northrup--E-mail
      Publication: <m-northrup@nwu.edu>
      Note: Data received 5 Feb 2000.



Detailed Census Listings

Census Year Census Location - Amos Estimate Birth years Age stated in census approximate Age
1790 Washington, CT 1776-1780 ~10-14
1790 Washington, CT Older Amos Northrop  
1790Washington, CT Older Elijah Northrop  
1800 Kent1774-1786 ~22
1810New Milford or Maybe VT? or living with someone else 1775-1784 ~32
1820Kent1775- 1794 ~42
1830Kent1780-1790 ~52
1840Warren1770-1780 ~62
1850Washington1774 +stated age 71 ~72
1850Kent pauper -another Amos?? 177278  

1790 JOSEPH LITCHFIELD AMOS (OLDER) 1790 WASHINGTON, CT one male 16 or over (born 1774 or earlier -- prob at least 22 ~ born 1768 or earlier), 2 males under 16, 2 females ELIJAH NORTHROP 1790 WASHINGTON, CT (OLDER)Also 1800 Washington, CT 11010/120101820 Lenox mass next to Allen Northrop ? maybe Elijah (Joseph4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Joseph1) b.April 10, 1750

196 ELIJAH8 NORTHRUP (Elijah*, Joseph*, Joseph*, Joseph2, Joseph1), b. Apr. 11, 1778, Lenox, Mass. Fanner. M. March 8, 1803, Laura Millard, of Pittsfield, Mass. He d. 1844, at Deansville, Oneida Co., N. Y.

i ElizaT, b. July 21, 1803: d. March 5, 1804. ii Lucius Millard, b. Nov. 17, 1805.
iii Lucy Park, b. Nov. 17, 1805; m. Oct. 7, 1827, John Campbell, of Homer, N. Y. ; d., leaving s. John.
443 iv William, b. 1807, Manlius, N. Y.
v Aurelia, b. 1811 : m. Joseph Alexander; d. 1878.
vi Jane, b. 1817 ; m., 1st, James Babcock, and had James and another child; m., 2d, George Babcock, and had 3 children, of whom Mary and Emeline are (1887) living. 443a vii Royal M., b. 1819, Lenox, Mass.

The "family sticks together" speculationIn the absence of more definitive information, I've reviewed possible neighbors in the census (where available). In census lists that are not alphabetical, I speculate name sequence reflects physical order of homes. Below are the names I watched for in the review.

The table lists the results as likely extended family connections. I speculate the earlier data is more likely to be significant. The years are links to images of the census pages.


1New Preston, CT. From the top of the "hill" that's just southeast of Lake Waramaug called The Pinnacle.above from http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardspics/718893025/in/pool-24554386@N00

THE tract now comprising the towns of Kent and Warren was sold at auction at the court house in Windham, in March, 1738. The settlernent commenced the same year.The principal settlers were from Colchester, Fairfield and Norwalk The first minister was the Rev. Cyrus Marsh, ordained in May, 1741.Kent the Moravian church or mission house was standing 30 or 40 years since, near the house of Mr. Raymond, by the Episcopal church. The Moravians left this place about half a century since. The Scatacook tribe, for whose benefit this mission was established, occupied the interval on the west side of the river for about three miles.It may be that this earlier mission set the stage for the Mission School in nearby Cornwall.

search yielded raymonds and olmsteads with many northrop connections

Elijah of Washington, CT (1790 census) is supported as Revolutionary Veteran by

Honor Roll OF Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers Josephine Ellis Richards, Editor PUBLISHED BY Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Litchfield, Conn. 1912
Town of: Washington

Applicants for pensions from Washington:

Clark, John 3rd
Crain, Nathaniel
Fenn, David

  • ID: I23073 Name: mary BRADLEY Birth: 5 AUG 1750
  • Death: 1832

    Father: timothy BRADLEY
    Mother: mary (mercy)(marcy) BALDWIN b: 1 NOV 1724

    Marriage 1 aaron FENN SR. b: 20 NOV 1746 in milford, ct.Married: 15 MAR 1770 in woodbridge, ct.Children
    1. lyman FENN b: 26 AUG 1770 sally FENN b: 9 DEC 1771 aaron FENN JR. b: 20 DEC 1772 erastus FENN b: 29 DEC 1781 polly FENN b: 13 AUG 1785 david FENN b: 12 NOV 1787 jeremiah FENN
    2. Mary FENN b: 5 OCT 1779 in Plymouth, CT, USA
  • Marriage of aaron Fenn of Northbury to Mary Bradley March 16th 1770 andWilliam Oatman of Ripton m. Phebe Elmore May 26, 1756 andJob Hawley formerly of Stratford m Anna Elmer of Ripton March 2, 1760 from Early CT marriages as found on ancient church records ..., Volume 7 By Frederic William Bailey Guthrie, James Hall, John Hamlin, Cornelius, perhaps served from Sharon. Hull, John" Northrop, Elijah Platt, John Trowbridge, Elihu
    Twenty-one persons have died in this society, either by violent or untimely deaths: of which number, six were drowned ; three were killed with fire-arms; tour were found abroad, dying or dead ; one was killed with a penknife; two children were burnt to death in a coal-pit; and five were murdered.(Washington?)

    SAMUEL Northrop in Washington CT 1799

  • ID: I1122 Name: Sarah FRISBIE 1 2 3 Sex: F Birth: 1756 Christening: 1756 Branford, CT Death: 24 FEB 1840 in Cass co., MI
  • Note: In 1827 she signed a document transferring all of her assets to her son, Amos Frisbie Northrop, in exchange for him agreeing to support her the rest of her life. In 1838 she moved with him from Middleton, VT to Cass county, MI.

    Father: Amos FRISBIE b: 17 FEB 1729 in Branford, CT
    Mother: Mary LUDDINGTON

    Marriage 1 Asahel DUTTON b: 2 FEB 1753 in Wallingford, New Haven, Cn c: 4 FEB 1756 Married: 3 NOV 1772 in Woodbury, CTChildren
    1. Has Children Asahel E. DUTTON b: ABT 1774 in CT
    2. Has No Children Elias DUTTON b: ABT 1775

      Marriage 2 Samuel NORTHROP b: 18 OCT 1755 in Milford, CT
      • Married: 3 JUN 1779 in Washington, CT of Washington when he was married
      1. Has No Children Amos Frisbie NORTHROP b: 4 JAN 1799 in Middleton, Rutland, VT

      1. Text: The evidence that Asahel Dutton and Sarah Frisbie were the parents of Asahel E. Dutton is circumstantial, but highly pursuasive:
        1.Asahel and Sarah's birth dates and marriage date are appropriate for them being the parents of the younger Asahel.
        2. The fact that both men had the same name is an obvious clue.
        3. The younger Asahel named one of his sons James Frisbie Dutton. James Frisbie was the name of one of Sarah's brothers.
        4. James Frisbie shared a claim to land in Bradford county, Pennsylvania with Solomon Moss, who was the father-in-law of the younger Asahel Dutton.
        5. The families of both the suspected parents and Asahel E. Dutton all moved to Poultney, VT. Sarah Frisbie and 4 of her brothers moved to the Poultney area when the younger Asahel was a young child. Further, the sister of the elder Asahel, Lois Dutton, moved to Poultney. The first docuement event involving the younger Asahel was his moving from Poultney in 1800. Text: Edward Frisbie of Branford and His Descendants, by Nora G. Frisbie. Published 1984 by Gateway Press, Inc.
      2. Text: Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus, published by Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY, 1923
  • ---------------------------------IS THIS AMOS' FATHER OR UNCLE??
    Samuel Northrup III b: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT Mother: Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    This Samuel is Gideon's brother Mother was ~37 when Gideon born Is this his only marriage? waited til age 27?
    ID: I03791 Name: Samuel Northrup III 1 2 3 4 5 Sex: M ALIA: Samuel * /Northrop/ Birth: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 2 Death: BEF. 1787 Will: 1787 Samuel's estate settled. He spelled his name "Samuel Northrop" in his will. 2 ADDR: Washington CT U. S. A.

    Father: Samuel Northrup , Jr. b: ABT. JUN 1687 in Milford, New Haven, CT
    Mother: Sarah Andrews b: ABT. SEP 1688
    Marriage 1 Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT Married: 10 JUN 1746 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT 2Children

    1. Has No Children Lydia Northrup b: 22 OCT 1747 in Washington Co., CT Will: Probably died young as she was not mentioned in her father, Samuel's, will.Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: 1 APR 1749 Death: 25 APR 1749 in Died in infancy 2Has No Children Phoebe Northrup b: ABT. 1751 in Washington Co., CT Marriage 1 John Stoddard b: ABT. 1749Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: ABT. 1753 Death: UNKNOWN in Died young _NAMS: Named for a sibling that died earlierHas No Children Samuel Northrup b: 18 OCT 1755 in Washington Co., CT Death: UNKNOWN _NAMS: Named for sibling who died earlierHas Children Samuel Northrup IV b: ABT. 1757 in Milford Township, CT Marriage 1 Sarah Frisbie b: ABT. 1755 Married: 3 JUN 1779Has Children Enoch Northrup b: ABT. 1759 in Washington Co., CT Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    2. Has Children Elijah Northrup b: ABT. 1761 in Washington Co., CT ID: I08200 Name: Elijah Northrup 1 2 3 Sex: M Birth: ABT. 1761 in Washington Co., CT 2 Death: 1829 in Humphreysville, CT Military Service: Served (American Revolutionary War) Event: Pension Awarded a pension (#s36199)Marriage 1 Lucina Easton b: ABT. 1764 Married: 1785


      1. Has Children Ebenezer Northrup , Sr. b: 1786 (maybe Washington) Death: 11 JAN 1835 2 Residence: Seymour, New Haven Co., CT Marriage 1 Mercy Northrup b: 25 APR 1791 in Milford, New Haven Co.,(d/o Heth Mercy's siblings Has Children Newton Northrup b: 26 MAY 1781 in Milford, Elizabeth Ann Northrup b: 7 MAY 1783 in Milford, Has Children Ephraim Northrup b: 15 NOV 1786 in Milford, Has Children Abner Northrup b: 28 JUL 1788 in New Haven, Has Children Mercy Northrup b: 25 APR 1791 in Milford,Has No Children Wheeler Northrup b: 7 OCT 1793 in Milford, Has Children Luther Northrup b: 17 AUG 1796 in Milford,Has Children Andrew Northrup b: 12 JAN 1800 in Milford, )CT Married: ABT. 1812 2
        Children Has No Children John Northrup b: ABT. 1814Has No Children Elizabeth Ann Northrup b: ABT. 1816Has No Children Daniel Northrup b: ABT. 1818Has No Children Ebenezer Northrup , Jr. b: ABT. 1820
      2. Has No Children Betsey Emeline Northrup b: ABT. 1822

      Althea Northrup b: 1789ID: I45913 Name: Althea Northrup 1 Sex: F Birth: 1789 Death: UNKNOWN

      Harvey Northrup b: 1796 ID: I42966 Name: Harvey Northrup 1 Sex: M Birth: 1796 Death: UNKNOWN
      Lucinda Northrup b: 1799 ID: I44836 Name: Lucinda Northrup 1 Sex: F Birth: 1799 Death: UNKNOWN
      Betsey Northrup b: 1801 ID: I44833 Name: Betsey Northrup 1 Sex: F Birth: 1801 Death: UNKNOWN Marriage 1 William Steele b: ABT. 1799

    both from CT historical collections By John Warner Barber

    With the inaccuracies of early maps, it's difficult to tell the exact borders of the older, larger, Litchfield. It may have encompassed as much as with area of green above -- parts of Plymouth, Washington, Kent and Warren. Some of what appears to be a move by Gerrit, may have actually been a change in the town borders. Litchfield 1719* The grantees were, John Marsh (2 rights,) Samuel Sedgwick, Sen., Nathaniel Goodwin, Timothy Seymour, Paul Peck, Jr., Joseph Mason, Nathaniel Messenger, Benjamin Webster, and Joshua Garritt, of Hartford,—Samuel Forward, Thomas Griswold, Jr., Jacob Gibbs, Joseph Birge, and Benjamin Hosford, of Windsor,—John Hart, Timothy Stanley, John Bird, Joseph Bird, Samuel Lewis, Ebenezer Woodruff, Samuel Root, Nathaniel Winchell, and Hezekiah Winchell, of Farmington,—Josiah Walker, Samuel Orton, Joseph Waller, and Isaac Judge son, of Woodbury,—William Goodrich, Jr., John Stoddard, Ezekiel Buck, and Jacob Griswold, of Wethersfield,—John Buel, (2 rights,) Edward Culver, Hezekiah Culver, Thomas Lee, Elizur Strong, Supply Strong, Caleb Chapel, (2 rights,) Thomas Treadaway, and John Calkins, of Lebanon,—Ezekiel Sanford, (2 rights,) Nathan Mitchell, Thomas Pier, John Man, Joseph Pete, and Samuel Somers, of Stratford,—Jonathan Buck, of New-Milford,—Joseph Gillett, of Colchester, all in the Colony of CT,—Nathaniel Smith, (3 rights,) Ephraim French, and John Collins, of Taunton, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

    courtesy Google


    HALLJeremiah Line



  • ID: I1122 Name: Sarah FRISBIE 1 2 3Birth: 1756 Christening: 1756 Branford, CT Death: 24 FEB 1840 in Cass co., MI
  • Note: In 1827 she signed a document transferring all of her assets to her son, Amos Frisbie Northrop, in exchange for him agreeing to support her the rest of her life. In 1838 she moved with him from Middleton, VT to Cass county, MI.

    Father: Amos FRISBIE b: 17 FEB 1729 in Branford, CT
    Mother: Mary LUDDINGTON

    Marriage 1 Asahel DUTTON b: 2 FEB 1753 in Wallingford, New Haven, Cn c: 4 FEB 1756 Married: 3 NOV 1772 in Woodbury, CTChildren
    1. Has Children Asahel E. DUTTON b: ABT 1774 in CT
    2. Has No Children Elias DUTTON b: ABT 1775
      Marriage 2 Samuel NORTHROP b: 18 OCT 1755 in Milford, CT Married: 3 JUN 1779 in Washington, CTChildren
      1. Has No Children Amos Frisbie NORTHROP b: 4 JAN 1799 in Middleton, Rutland, VT
        1. Text: The evidence that Asahel Dutton and Sarah Frisbie were the parents of Asahel E. Dutton is circumstantial, but highly pursuasive:
          1.Asahel and Sarah's birth dates and marriage date are appropriate for them being the parents of the younger Asahel.
          2. The fact that both men had the same name is an obvious clue.
          3. The younger Asahel named one of his sons James Frisbie Dutton. James Frisbie was the name of one of Sarah's brothers.
          4. James Frisbie shared a claim to land in Bradford county, Pennsylvania with Solomon Moss, who was the father-in-law of the younger Asahel Dutton.
          5. The families of both the suspected parents and Asahel E. Dutton all moved to Poultney, VT. Sarah Frisbie and 4 of her brothers moved to the Poultney area when the younger Asahel was a young child. Further, the sister of the elder Asahel, Lois Dutton, moved to Poultney. The first docuement event involving the younger Asahel was his moving from Poultney in 1800. Text: Edward Frisbie of Branford and His Descendants, by Nora G. Frisbie. Published 1984 by Gateway Press, Inc.
        2. Text: Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus, published by Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY, 1923

    Northrop and other deaths before 1820 that could account for extra female in census
    What female might be living with Amos and Rachel in 1820 perhaps as a result of a death? So...* who died around this time?

    can't be Sarah Ives- she dies in 1813,
    can't be Jerusha Baldwin wife of Waite dies 1827 Brookfield
    Chloe Baldwin wife of Job (II b 1758) dies 1826
    sisters NONE
    Sisters in law -- wife of Nathaniel -- Esther Gould (death unknown) or Rebecca Baldwin -- no death dates
    Sarah Beach wife of Abel Gillett Northrop who died 1812 her death unknown,
    Patty Munson wife of Caleb Camp Northrop who died 1812 her death unknown but she remarried so prob living in 1820
    , Zilpha wife of Isaac 1777 Northrop who died 1818 her death unknown,
    Lydia Marsh wife of Isaac 1734 Northrop who dies about 1817 her death unstated,
    Lucy Sherman wife of Peter Northrop who died in 1810 her death

    Name: Isaac NORTHROP wife NOT hannah olmstead died 1810
    Birth: in South Salem, New York
    Death: Apr 1812
    son Amos perhaps a daughter? ID: I178547 SEEMS LIKE SOME KIND OF CONNECTION TO ISAIAH OR JOB
    Name: Isaiah Northrop (s/o Job 1705)Birth: 1746
    wife Mary Hubbell3 APR 1746 in Milford/Monroe formerly stfd, Fairfield Co., CT
    1790 census huntington other huntington-- hubbell hawley porter, beardsley, booth, curtis, osborn, beach, platt
    Death: 1817 Fairport Perrinton, Monroe NY Isaiah and Mary daughter, Mabel b.1781 m.Alanson Porter b: 30 MAY 1780 in Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA
    daughter Huldah m. Stratton Burr b: ABT 1781 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT and had kids in fairfield ct m. Clark 2nd
    son Anson m. Martha Hard b: MAR 1792 in Milton, Litchfield Co., CT stays in Litchfield county
    son Elijah m. Rhoda Betsey Bennett b: 3 JAN 1793 in Monroe, Fairfield Co., CT moved back and forth between NY and Monroe CT

    • ID: I3652 Name: Isaiah Northrup Sr. 1 2 Sex: M 3 Birth: 3 APR 1746 in Monroe, Fairfield Co., CT 4 1 5 Death: 17 AUG 1817 in Perinton, Monroe Co., NY 6 2 Burial: Schummer's Cemetery, Perinton, Monroe Co., NY 2 Note: 7 "....Removed with his wife and children to the town of Perinton (Fairport) Monroe County, N.Y., about 1808 where he resided with his son An drew and died there on 17 Aug 1817 (age 71). He was in the Revolutionary War. ...Isaiah served as a private in Captain Samuel Clark's Co.; Col. Rowell's (Bershire Co.) Regt. Service at New Haven, Ct. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough, Mass. He came to Perinton to live with his sons . He died 17 Aug 1817; his wife, Mary died 4 Mar 1817. They both are buried at Shummers' Cemetery which was part of the Northrup tract . ... The Northrup tract and cemetery are located west of Fairport , N.Y. on the Fairport-East Rochester Road; in the township of Perinton. The cemetery was originally the Northrop family cemetery and was just recently deeded to the township." Note: 7 Isaiah, Sarah and Mary chose William Northrup as their guardian after their father's death. Note: 2 NORTHRUP Isaiah; d Aug. 17, 1817 @ 74y Isaiah Jun.; d Oct. 20, 1819 @ 40y 6m 11d Lewis; d May 2, 1853 @ 72y 4m Mary, consort of Isaiah; d March 4, 1817 @ 71y Rebecca, wife of Isaiah & Louis; d April 15, 1863 @ 80y Sally, dau. of Isaiah Jun. & Rebecca; d Sept. 10, 1823 @ 14y 8d Susannah, wife Jared; d July 27, 1841 @ 24
    • Change Date: 16 JUN 2005

      Father: Job Northrup b: 1705 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
      Mother: Mehitabel (Mabel) ?Gillet or Gillett? b~1722
      [ Father: Abel GILLET b: 10 MAR 1697/98 in Wethersfield,Hartford,CT
      Mother: Sarah KIMBERLY c: 23 JUL 1704 in Stratfield,Hartford ,CT m.1722 m2nd Joseph PRINDLE b: Abt 1699 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
      Married: Abt 1728 2] Marriage 1 Mary Hubbell b: ABT 1746 c: 4 JUN 1749 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT Married: 17 DEC 1767 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT 3 8Children
      1. Has No Children Sarah Northrup b: 8 SEP 1768 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Abiah Northrup b: 16 APR 1770 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Abel Gillett Northrup b: 9 APR 1772 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Hannah Northrup b: 22 NOV 1774 in Fairfield Co., CTHas No Children Lucy Northrup b: 19 MAR 1777 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Isaiah Northrup Jr. b: 29 MAR 1779 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Mabel Northrup b: 22 MAR 1781 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Polly Ann Northrup b: 3 FEB 1783 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Huldah Northrup b: 6 MAY 1785 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Andrew Northrup b: 10 NOV 1787 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Anson Northrup b: 17 JUL 1790 in Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Elijah Northrup b: 20 AUG 1793 in Monroe, Fairfield Co., CT
      2. Has Children Marcenus Northrup b: 12 OCT 1796 in Fairfield Co., CT

    ID: I5088
    Name: Job NORTHROP
    Birth: 25 APR 1731 in Newtown,Fairfield Co.,CT

    Death: 9 NOV 1813 in Sherman,Fairfield Co.,CTID: I30693
    Name: John NORTHROP, JR
    Birth: 9 JUL 1732 in Newtown, Fairfield Co.,CT OR
    Birth: 14 JAN 1729 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,CT
    Death: 11 MAR 1805 in Newtown, Fairfield Co.,CT
    BET. 1752 - 1765 Succeeded his father as Town Clerk, Newtown, CT
    Mother: Mary Porter b: ABT. 1689
    Lois Northrup b: 28 FEB 1731/32 in Newtown, CT
    D: 3 DEC 1800 in Newtown, Age 68 years 2
    John III last child listed 1772 (lois 40)
    any possibility of a later child? ID: I03885
    Name: Elihu Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 (s/o Benjamin and Sara Platt)
    Birth: ABT. FEB 1746/47 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    Death: UNKNOWN
    Baptism: 16 FEB 1746/47 Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    m. Keziah Seeley (b: 1747 in New Milford) 1767 in New Milford
    ch b VT Strafford last 1774
    possibility of a later child? ID: I2149
    Name: Thomas Northrop ( s/o Thomas Northrup b: 5 DEC 1727 in Ridgefield, Ridgebury - farmer & laborer
    Mother: Rachel [mother Bouton/Boulton] Morehouse b: 11 FEB 1726/27)
    ??married Clary/Clarissa Cone in 1783??
    Birth: 26 SEP 1751 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, CT
    Death: 3 JUN 1807 in North Salem, Westchester, New York, Bur.N. Salem Cemetery
    Event: Misc. See Note Page
    Note: Graves not marked at cemetery.
    m. 1770 .Melicent Keeler b: 11 JUN 1753 in Ridgefield
    d. 1836 N. salem
    Has No Children Rachel Northrup b: 5 MAR 1772 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. pulling
    Has Children Lydia Northrup b: 4 APR 1774 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY m. Riggs
    Has Children Lewis Northrup b: 17 JAN 1791 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. polly smith
    Has No Children Betsey Northrup b: 8 JAN 1793 in North Salem, New London Co., CT m. BloomerBig time break ? other children

    ID: I581
    Name: William Northrop 1 2 3 4 5 (s/o John & Rebecca Roberts)
    Birth: 9 DEC 1734 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 6 7
    Christening: 15 DEC 1734 Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    Death: 17 MAY 1800 in Newtown., CT 5
    m. 1764 Newtown Elizabeth Northrup b: 29 SEP 1744 in Newtown (d/o Jonathan 1715 & Ruth Booth)
    m.2 1775 Newtown Mary Shepard b: 19 JUN 1733 in Milford
    Note: 5 Father William Northrop - b. abt 1710, same place. Married unknown abt 1732.
    Note: 8 Division of his estate, Feb. 14, 1798.
    Has No Children Sheldon Northrop b: BEF 3 AUG 1766 c: 3 AUG 1766 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT prob died young no wife mentioned
    Has No Children Daniel Northrop b: 27 MAR 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
    Has Children David Northrop b: BEF 2 JUN 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT c: 2 JUN 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT m. Polly Underhill Newtown
    Has No Children Betty Northrop b: ABT 1773 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT m. Lewis Northrup Newtown
    maybe kids after 1773? with Mary Shepard?

    ID: I30700
    Name: John NORTHROP(s/o William and Mary Peck)
    Birth: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford,New Haven Co., CT
    Death: 2 MAY 1794 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,CT
    m.Rebeckah (Rebecca) Roberts b: ABT 1708 in Ridgefield
    last child b. 1746
    M. 2 Elizabeth Married: BEF 1789
    a child with Elizabeth?

    ID: I578724438
    Name: Wright NORTHROP (s/0 Jeremiah & Hannah Benedict)
    Birth: 1730 Brookfield 1 2
    Death: Wft Est 1749-1821 1 2
    m. 1755 Anna Benedict b: 22 Feb 1730 in Ridgefield d. 1806 Brookfield (d/o Matthew Benedict & Ruth Keeler)
    Has No Children Andrew Northrop b: 1758 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT
    Has No Children Waite Northrop b: 12 May 1765 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT
    Has No Children John Northrop b: 14 Jan 1772 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT

    maybe kids after 1772?


    Mary, of Amity, and Elijah Grant of Litchfield, March n, 1755.

    Jonathan, of Milford, and Eunice Baldwin of Amity, Apr. 20, 1758.

    Reuben, and Sarah Ailing, Feb. 5, 1770.

    Ebenezer, and Abigail Sperry, July 27, 1774.

    John, and Anna Collins, Oct. 7, 1779.

    Simeon, and Anna Northrop, April 12, 1780.

    Riverius, of Amity, and Rebecca Thompson of Amity, Jan. 15, 1786.

    Rhoda, of Amity, and Anson Clinton of Amity, June 5, 1793.

    Joseph, of Amity, and Eunice Johnson of Derby, Aug. 31, 1794.

    Richard, and Elizabeth Bolles of Branford, Aug. 26, 1795.

    Selina, of New Haven, and Seth Turner, Feb. 23, 1813.

    Polly, of Woodbridge, and Ranson Scovil, or Sperry of Waterbury, April,

    Jedidiah, and Elizabeth Baldwin, May 21, 1745



    Abraham, of Amity, and Elizabeth Bradley, May 21, 1745.

    Phebe, of Mt. Carmel, and Abraham Hotchkiss of Mt. Carmel, Feb. 7, 1769.

    Martha, of New Haven, and Joseph Beecher of Amity, Feb. 5, 1766.

    Austin Joshua, of East Haven, and Abigail Northrop of Woodbridge, July 25, 1787

    The CT magazine By Harry Clemons, William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell,


    Perhaps something more than Ethan Allen’s personal charism made the Brownsons especially responsive to his influence. Allen had joined the Brownson family back in CT; he had married Mary, the daughter of Cornelius Brownson, on June 23, 1762, in Judea parish, Woodbury. The wedding ceremony cost him four shillings. (9)

    Between the years 1806 and 1816 several boys had drifted away from the Sandwich Islands as seamen and became temporarily residents of New England ; some of them had begun to acquire an education by private assistance and a few, in 1816, were gathered into a flourishing school at Morris, Conn. Henry Obookiah, one of the most influential, had joined the church in Torringford the previous year, and was preparing to be a missionary to his native land under the direction of the Litchfield North Consociation.

    hist records of the town of cornwall


    " JOSEPH1 NORTHRUP (Joseph3, Joseph*, Joseph1), b. May 11, 1716, Ridgefield; m. Aug. 9, 1738 (recorded at Ridgefield), Allyn Hayes (dau. of James Hayes, of Norwalk, Conn., who had: (1) Eunice, m. John St. John; (2) Mary, m. Isaac Sherwood, Jr.; (3) Rachel, m. Samuel Gates; (4) Allyn, m. Joseph Northrup). She d. Sept. 12, 1748, aged 66. He d. Sept. 23, 1785. Both buried at Salisbury, Conn. Children b. at Ridgefield "

    The History of Litchfield, Conn. 1720 - 1920 - Google Books Result

    by Alain C. White - 2006 - Reference
    ... by the harnessing of the Bantam Falls does the work of great bodies of men. ... 4 From The History of the Town of Litchfield, CT 1720-, ...
    books.google.com/books?isbn=0976634279... - by bantam lake litchfield
    by 1892 part of early bethany was woodbridge

    Homer RIGGS & Mary Esther DAVIS

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    Nest, Echo Rock, Panther Den Hollow, Rattlesnake Peak and the Devil's Jump. ..... Commenced going to school to Mr. Northrop. Thomas Johnson ...
    www.our-oxford.info/june/riggs-on-oxford-past-net.pdf - Similar -

    site with reference to Gideon Northrup

    References to link to

    Another possibility is an undocumented son of George Northrop. There is a record of George having an earlier marriage to a "Miss Kimberly" before his marriage to Mary Kimberly perhaps a sister or cousin to Mary. She would have died before 1782. Amos' reported DOB is 1778, so this could be possible. "Miss Kimberly" would likely have a date of birth of about 1760 or earlier. (at least age 18 when he was born). There are several points that would support this option. The name George -- Amos named his son George -- and the fact that he is a shoemaker. Amos' son Alvin worked with leather making shoes harnesses etc. as well as farming. We don't know what Amos did, but he probably farmed and may have been a shoemaker as well.

    • ID: I08649 Name: George Northrop 1 2 3 ALIA: George * /Northrup/ Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, CT Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT ADDR: Newtown, Fairfield Co. CT
      ID: I08649 Name: George Northrop 1 2 3 ALIA: George * /Northrup/ Birth: 21 MAR 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Death: 11 AUG 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Occupation: Shoemaker, Newtown, CT Residence: Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
    • ADDR: Newtown, Fairfield Co. CT U. S. A.
      Father: Jonathan Northrup )John ,Jeremiah,Joseph) b: 3 MAR 1714/15 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
      Mother: Ruth Booth b: ABT. 1717
      Marriage 1 Mary Kimberly b: ABT. 1760 Married: 28 OCT 1782 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2

      1. Has Children Jonathan Northrop b: 5 AUG 1783 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Has Children Anna Northrop b: 16 APR 1785 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
      2. Has No Children Phoebe Northrop b: 28 DEC 1786 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT

      Marriage 2 Anna Booth b: 29 OCT 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
      • Married: 21 MAY 1789 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
      1. Has Children Booth Northrop b: 8 JAN 1790 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Has Children Elijah Booth Northrop b: 10 FEB 1791 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT ** Elijah B. came to Pine Plains, NY in 1815, carpenter, introduced the system of "the square rule" in framing Has Children Ziba Booth Northrop b: 15 JUL 1792 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Has Children Philo Booth Northrop b: 23 NOV 1793 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Has Children Nicholas Booth Northrop b: 11 MAR 1795 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Has Children Phoebe Booth Northrop b: 29 OCT 1796 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
      2. Has Children Lucy Ann Booth Northrop b: 14 JUN 1800 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT

    Birth:  21 Mar 1754  Newton, Fairfield, Conn 
    Death:  11 Aug 1821  Newton, Fairfield, Conn 
    Father: Jonathan NORTHROP (AFN: RMG3-9H) Family
    Mother: Ruth BOOTH (AFN: XZP8-MH)
    Spouse: (Miss) KIMBERLY (AFN: 1Q0Z-B6H) Family
    Marriage: Abt 1774
    Spouse: Mary KIMBERLY (AFN: 1BZ1-CZQ) Family
    Marriage: 28 Oct 1782 Ann, Anna Abrigail Abiah, ELizabeth, Esther, Hanah, Hannah, Jane, Katharine,Lauranna, Lois, Mabel, Mary, Mary Osborne,Phebe, Prudence, Ruth, Sabra, Sarah, Susanna are names of Kimberlys within a plausible date range. Name: Mary Kimberly 1
    Birth: BEF 31 AUG 1760
    Father: Abraham Kimberly b: 6 JAN 1738/39 in Newtown, CT
    Mother: Tamar Bennett b: ABT 1738
    Spouse: (Miss) BOOTH (AFN: 1Q0Z-B7P) Family
    George Northrop 1790 Newtown 12300 amos about 12 if birth is correct

    • George Northrup 1800 Newtown 41001000201- about 22
      George Northrop 1810 Newtown 0130102010
      Millard file has mention of both Northrup and Waldo http://www.geocities.com/heartland/garden/7021/genfam/mm6.html

    CT Reports
    By CT. Supreme Court of Errors

    Some interesting cases involving Northrops -- mention of a John Northrop and Gad Northrop

    Redding Ridge's tavern owner, Stephen Betts, certainly fits the profile: Lieutenant Stephen Betts, was a prominent character in the Revolution. He was an active patriot, and was taken prisoner by the British on their march to Danbury in April, 1777. A County Convention was held at his house/tavern on August 10, 1779. Betts was prominent in town politics, serving as Town Selectman during the Revolution, as well as several town committees formed in support of the war.

    General Samuel H. Parsons was headquartered at Betts' home/tavern from 1778 to 1781.


    Elihu Alverd (Alvord) is in Litchfield prob same part of town in 1790.
    Name: Joseph Northrop 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Birth: 20 MAR 1742 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10 3 11 6 7
    Death: 25 APR 1812 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 2 11 12 8
    Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 8
    Note: 2 PS in CT Military.
    Note: 7 Joseph, son of Joseph & Allen NORTHRUP, b. 20 Mar 1742/
    Note: 8 Northrup, Mr. Joseph, d. Apr. 25, 1812, in 71th y.
    Father: Joseph Northrop b: 11 MAY 1716 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Allyn Hayes b: 5 AUG 1718 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Marriage 1 Mary Jewell b: 23 AUG 1743 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., CT Married: ABT 1765 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 13Children

    Joseph Northrop married mary jewel of cornwall ct descendants may have been in cornwall 1844 for George's birth

    78 JOSEPH0 NORTHRUP (Joseph*, Joseph3, Joseph1, Joseph1),
    b. March 20, 1742, Ridgefield; m. Mary Jewell (b. Aug. 23, 1743,
    Cornwall, Conn., and d. March 23, 1823, Salisbury, Conn.). D. Apr. 25, 1812.

    190 i Joseph«, b. March 25, 1769.
    ii Eunice, b. ; m. Cole.
    191 iii Abner, b. Nov. 29, 1777, Salisbury, Conn.
    192 iv Stephen.
    v Abi, b. ; m. Levi Weed.
    vi Hannah, b. ; m. Mr. Ferry.


    Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

    ID: I265
    Name: Joseph Northrop 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Sex: M
    Birth: 20 MAR 1742 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 9 10 3 11 6 7
    Death: 25 APR 1812 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 2 11 12 8
    Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 8
    Note: 2 PS in CT Military.
    Note: 7 Joseph, son of Joseph & Allen NORTHRUP, b. 20 Mar 1742/
    Note: 8 Northrup, Mr. Joseph, d. Apr. 25, 1812, in 71th y.
    Change Date: 29 NOV 2005
    Father: Joseph Northrop b: 11 MAY 1716 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Allyn Hayes b: 5 AUG 1718 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Marriage 1 Mary Jewell b: 23 AUG 1743 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., CT Married: ABT 1765 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT 13

    Has No Children Mary Northrup b: 17 FEB 1765 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has No Children Abi Northrup b: 13 FEB 1767
    Has Children Joseph Northrup b: 25 MAR 1769 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has No Children Abigail Northrup b: 19 FEB 1771 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has No Children Eunice Northrup b: 9 MAR 1773 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has No Children Hannah Northrup b: 2 OCT 1775 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has Children Abner Northrup b: 29 NOV 1777 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has Children Stephen Northrup b: 26 SEP 1780 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT
    Has No Children Heman Northrup
    July 1835 George Dibble Dies age 80 in Cornwall

    ID: I2043
    Name: Amos Northrup 1 prob some connection to Betts & Northrop in Georgetown, CT
    Sex: M 2
    Birth: 25 JUN 1815 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 1
    Occupation: carpenter 1
    Note: 1 Had 2 children. He settled in Ridgefield, where his children were born.
    Father: Philip Northrup b: 9 OCT 1785 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Hepsey Mead b: 23 JAN 1787 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Marriage 1 Eliza Ann Betts b: 15 MAY 1818 in Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., NY Married: 29 NOV 1839 in Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., NY 1
    Children Has Children Charles Betts Northrup b: 10 JAN 1839 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Has No Children James Eli Northrup b: 11 NOV 1840 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT786 CHARLES BETTS" NORTHRUP (Amos1, Philip", Josiah*, Aaron*, Joseph*, Joseph", Joseph1), b. Jan. 10, 1889, Ridgefield, Conn. ; m. Aug. 1, 1865, Vineland, N. J., Lucy Ann, dau. of Alexander and Harriet Humphrey (Gray) Smith, who was b. Oct. 9, 1844, Dover, 0. In Vineland for awhile and removed to Ridgefield, Conn.
    i Caroline", b. Apr. 28, 1866, Vineland, N. J.
    n Rebecca, b. Oct. 14, 1867, Ridgefield.

    787 REV. CHARLES' ADDISON NORTHROP (Rev. C. A. Northrop) (Benjamin Keeler1, Cyrus*, Josiah*, Aaron*, Joseph3, Joseph1, Joseph1), b. March SI, 1850, Ridgefield, Conn. Educated at Williston Seminary, Massachusetts, and graduated at Yale College 18—, and from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 18—. Pastor of First Congregational Church, Norwichtown, Conn. (1889). M. Nov. 10, 1879, Charlotte E. Huributt, of Georgetown, Fairfield Co., Conn.

    i Christina Louisa*, b. March 19, 1881, Litchfield, Mich,
    ii Enid Hawley, b. May 6, 1888, Jewett City, Conn,
    iii Florence Vivien, b. Nov. 14, 1886, Norwich, Conn,
    iv Ruth Katherine, b. July 18,1888, Norwich, Conn.
    v Addison Hurlburt, b. Sept. 10,1890.
    vi Marion Ethel, b. July 22, 1892.


    ENOCH NORTHROP APPEARS IN 1790 Woodbury censusOther Woodbury Benedict, Beach, Blakesley Booth, Castle, Clark, Canfield, Ives Asa, Aner 1, 2, Osborn, Perry, Smith (incl. Amos Smith), Terrill,

    • ID: I08199 Name: Enoch Northrup 1 2 3 Sex: M Birth: ABT. 1759 in Washington Co., CT 2 Death: UNKNOWN Event: Legal Documents Enoch served as the Executor of his father's estate. Residence: Removed to Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT

      Father: Samuel Northrup III b: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT Married: 10 JUN 1746 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT 1

    • Mother: Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
      Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has No Children Mary Northrup b: ABT. 1782Has No Children Irene Northrup b: ABT. 1784
      2. Has No Children Charlotte Northrup b: ABT. 1786 Death: UNKNOWN m. John Bassett b: ABT. 1784Birth: ABT. 1784 Death: UNKNOWN Residence: Hamden, Delaware Co., New York
      Enoch 1800 Census


    ID: I03791
    Name: Samuel Northrup III 1 2 3 4 5
    Birth: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 2 =
    Death: BEF. 1787
    Will: 1787 Samuel's estate settled. He spelled his name "Samuel Northrop" in his will. 2
    ADDR: Washington CT
    Father: Samuel Northrup , Jr. b: ABT. JUN 1687 in Milford, CT
    Mother: Sarah Andrews b: ABT. SEP 1688
    Marriage 1 Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT Death: 10 DEC 1814 in Washington Co., CT 2 Married: 10 JUN 1746 in New Milford, CT 2
    Children Has No Children Lydia Northrup b: 22 OCT 1747 in Washington Co., CT
    Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: 1 APR 1749
    Has No Children Phoebe Northrup b: ABT. 1751 in Washington Co., CT
    Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: ABT. 1753
    Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: 18 OCT 1755 in Washington Co., CT
    Has Children Samuel Northrup IV b: ABT. 1757 in Milford Township, CT
    Has Children Enoch Northrup b: ABT. 1759 in Washington Co., CT
    Has Children Elijah Northrup b: ABT. 1761 in Washington Co., CT
    Could have had more kids? marriage Washington Samuel Northrop widow Sarah (Frisbie) Dutton of Bethlehem June 2, 1779

    Woodbridge (Amity), CT marriage
    Simeon Andrus (b. 08 Jul 1758, Southington, CT) & Anna Northrop -- April 12, 1780 (perhaps in Derby in 1790 Census Oxford in 1800 & 1820 & 1830 age 70-80 b~ 1850-60 Census close to Sanfords) (Perhaps dau of Joel 1732 (<Joel 1690< samuel1651 <joseph) and Abigail Camp)
    Abigail Northrop & Lawrence Clinton -- May 20, 1746
    Abigail Northrop & Richard Sperry -- Dec. 9, 1755
    Abigail Northrop & Eli Stilson of Bethlehem -- Feb. 22, 1786
    Abigail Northrop & Joshua Austin of East Haven -- July 25, 1787
    Elizabeth Northrop & Amos Thomas of Bethany -- Oct. 7, 1767
    Hannah Northrop & Elnathan Chatfield of Derby -- Sept. 12, 1754
    Isaac Northrop & Susanna Persons of Derby -- April 20, 1780
    Job Northrop & Cloe Baldwin -- May 3, 1779
    Joel Northrop & Rhoda Hine -- Dec. 2, 1784
    Mary Northrop & Denman Coe of Derby -- Feb. 20, 1781
    Ruth Northrop & Samuel Brisco -- Dec. —, 1746
    Sarah Northrop & Hezekiah Camp of Salisbury -- Nov. 21, 1752

    ELMER? ELMORE CONNECTION TO George Dutton Northrop

    When I told Philip Osofsky that I only knew of two Jewish-owned working farms in Ellsworth: his father’s and the Northrop Farm on Northrup Road that George D. Northrop sold to Morris Schulman in April 1909, Philip said there was one more. That was a very small farm at the foot of Northrup Road, still in Ellsworth, and owned by the Cohen family. 1 He also reported the existence of a few small Jewish-owned family farms that fattened beef cattle and calves. A local Jewish-owned slaughter house provided kosher beef prepared according to ritual law. The soil of the Northwest corner may be thin and rocky Sharon Historical Societymaybe George Dutton?

    below from http://www.osborne-origins.org/linkrecs/f3957.htm#R4390 Sarah OSBORN-4383 ;Born: 22 Apr 1779 [2] ;Died: 22 Apr 1843 [2]
    Marr: 19 Dec 1804 Weston, Fairfield Co.,CT[2] Amos NORTHROP-4390This Amos is son of Isaac Northrup and Hannah Olmsted( b: 8 Jan 1750) (Hannah Born Milton, CT rootweb ID: I05894 ) of South Salem no birth dates for amos separate file Amos born ABT. 10 APR 1783 South Salem, Westchester Co., New York IS IT POSSIBLE AMOS had a second marriage after the birth of Alvin??? There is a 9 year break between Alvin and Gerrit.ridgefield 1900s a couple of northrop references

    Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT Deeds

    12/266; Made 3/21/1823, rec. 3/26/1823;  Northrup Osborn (s/o.Gamaliel Osborn 16 AUG 1751 Ridgefield) of North Salem, West Chester Co., NY to Aaron Turner of Phillips Town, Putnam Co., NY;  $50 for his interest in the estate of Jonah Osborn (uncle), dec'd being in Ridgefield, Ridgebury Parish; This is the same land sold by Gamaliel Osborn to Northrup Osborn (father to son)13/370; Made 12/4/1816, rec. 2/1/1817;  Martha Osborn of Weston, Fairfield  Co., CT to her three daughters viz. Mabel Morgan, Molly Wakeman, + Sarah Northrup;  Will of her husband Isaac Osborn, dec'd;  Sons Turney and Saml. Osborn.  44/713; Made 7/14/1855, rec. 3/7/1856;  Nathan E. Northrop + wife Sarah M. Northrop, William W. Hoag + wife Hannah C. Hoag of Sherman, Fairfield Co., CT, Francis D. Wanzer + wife Lusia S. Wanzer, Miner Davis + wife Mary Ann    Davis of New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT to Abraham Osborn of New Milford,    Litchfield Co., CT;  all interest in land of Hannah Osborn at the time of    her decease it being 1/12 part + descended to Sarah M. Northrop, Hannah C.    Hoag, Lusia S. Wanzer, Mary Ann Davis, Susan P. Sherman, + Charles H.    Osborn as heirs of Hannah Osborn dec'd in right of our father Stephen    Osborn, dec'd. 

    osborne Some CT Deeds and Probate Records

    Could there be some connection?
    • ID: I04109 Name: Louisa Antoinette JENNINGS 1Birth: 18 NOV 1820 in New York City, New York, New York 1
    • Death: 11 APR 1875 in Southold, Suffolk, New York 1
      Father: Stephen R. JENNINGS b: 1788 in Southold, Suffolk, New York
      Mother: Sophronia CLEVELAND b: 17 FEB 1791 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    142 WAITE5 NORTHROP (Waite4, Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. May 2, 1763, Brookfield, Conn.;one source says a first unknown name wife perhaps a Benedict?
    John is a child of that marriage
    Has Children John NORTHRUP (2) b: 1772 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT
    m2nd?. July 5, 1787, Jerusha (b. July 26, 1770; d. Nov. 6, 1827), dau. of Thaddeus and Sarah Baldwin, [and sister of Sarah, wife of Waite's brother John]. Waite d. Dec. 6, 1824.
    313 i Elmer Baldwin.6, b. Aug. 12, 1794 Brookfield Marriage 1 Lucy Hawley 4 Dec 1821 kids
    Has Children Mary Amaryllis Northrup b: 5 SEP 1824 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
    Has Children Elmer Hawley Northrup (ELMER/ELMORE) b: 24 OCT 1828 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
    d.30 APR 1830 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT 4 1 2 3 Burial: Old South Cemetery, Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
    ii Sarah, b. March 23, 1800 Brookfield; m. Jan. 20, 1824, Hiram Fairchild; d. Dec. 20, 1830. One child, Clement P.,b. May 20, 1827, and  . Nov. 28, 1832.
    iii Anna, b. June 27, 1802 Brookfield; m. Apr. 10, 1826, Charles Hawley; d. Neverseov. 13, 1832. Two children: (1) Waite N., (2) Hiram D.----- OR 143 JOHN5 NORTHROP (Waite4, Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. about 1772; m. Sarah Baldwin (b. March 30, 1777; d. June 21, 1865, Skaneateles, N. Y.),   sister of Jerusha, wife of John's brother Waite; of Brookfield, Conn. Children all b. there. He d. Sept. 9, 1847, "in his 75th year."
    i Lemuel B.6, b. (???), 1799; had dau., Mrs. Carrie Leach, Danbury, Conn.
    ii John H., b. (???), 1801; d. about 1826.
    iii Flora, b. Apr. 6, 1803; m. (???) Dunning; resided at Orange, N. J.
    iv Sarah Ann, b. about 1806; d. about 1813, Brookfield, Conn.
    314 v Burr Benedict, b. May 27, 1809.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&7ELMORE northrop side
    1) Jonathan Northrup b: 3 MAR 1714/15 in Milford>Jonathan Northrup b: 3 MAR 1714/15 in Milford>Joseph Northrop b: 1799 in Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT>John Crosby Northrop & Roxana Porter. 4 JUL 1824 in Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT > Elmore F. Northrop b: ABT. 1856 in VT 2)Jeremiah Northrup Jr b: 1689 in Milford and Hannah Benedict b: 1697 in Milford, >Waite Northrup b: 6 SEP 1730 in Milford and Anne Benedict b: 22 FEB 1730 > John Northrup b: 14 JAN 1772 in Brookfield and Sarah Baldwin b: 30 MAR 1777 in Brookfield >Burr Benedict Northrop b: 27 MAY 1809 in Brookfield and Orilla Maria Benedict b: 16 NOV 1815> Elmore B. Northrop 3)??> Caleb M Northrop b: 1782 in Cayuga Co., NY and Prisilla b: 1781 in MA>John L. > Elmer S (Elmore S) Northrup

    Revolutionary soldiers of Redding CT has references to a lot of the names inlcuding Elmore

    54 EZRA4 NORTHRUP (Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Joseph1), b. 1724 or 5; m. Susanna Botsford, dau. of Henry, of Newtown (b. 1736, d. Sept. 24, 1825, aged 89). He d. May 21, 1770, in the 46th year of his age. Was of Brookfield, Conn.
    i Ezra5.
    ii Amos, b. (~1761); gave all his property to his brothers and sisters; distribution, 1808. (Probably unmarried.)
    iii Lucy; m. Robert B. Ruggles.
    iv Hannah; m. Henry5 Peck, Jr. (s. Henry4, Henry3; he m., 1st, Ann Ford; 2d, Mary Northrop, widow of Amos).
    v Phoebe, b. July 20, 1768; m. June 25, 1789, Francis Knapp Benedict, s. of Thomas and Mercy (Knapp) Benedict. (He b. July 7, 1766, and d. Oct. 24, 1848, at Canaan, Conn.) She d. Dec. 19, 1746. Had 10 children, including Amelia, b. Dec. 29, 1792?? who m. Francis Knapp, of Norwalk, Conn.
    vi Matilda; m. Daniel Osborn.

    History Of The Towns Of
    New Milford And Bridgewater, Ct.
    1803 – 1882
    Mygatt Elizabeth; m. Ezra Northrop in 1752.

    Morgan Seelye, b. Aug. 12, 1815 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Ezra Northrop.(connected to Giddings)

    He was by occupation a carpenter and joiner in Bridgeport, Conn.; d.
    They had ch.,
    1n.; Ezra, is a city missionary in New Haven, and
    Ezra G in Sherman ------------------------

    Newtown's History and Historian, Ezra Levan Johnson

    History of Bethlehem society "east part of the north purchase ?Woodbury?-- not divided among proprietors until 1734 remained woodland Among the first proprietors -- from the first society (woodbury) came Reuben and Josiah Avered1739 allowed to set up minister and school Rev Joseph Bellamy at age 22Fall of 1740 Mr. Whitefield preached through country religion was revived 1750 the "nervous fever prevailed and spread== not enough wel l to take care of the sick and - a mortal distemper carried off 30 persons in the prime of their life.1791 Rev Azel Bakus was ordained and settled in Bethlehem.he also "fitted boys for college" teaching latin and greek . later left to become president of hamilton college (1813).1787 society incorporated into a townBethlem is a small town, ita average length being four and a half miles, and its breadth four miles. Its population by the census of 1850, was 815. It is almost wholly an agricultural town, its soil being fertile, with little waste land. It has, however, one woolen manufactory, two wagon shops, three saw-mills, one grist-mill, three cider distilleries, one blacksmith's shop, one shoemaker's shop, and three mercantile stores. It also has two churches, a town hall, a flourishing lyceum, two ministers and one physician.--------------washingtonThe present town of Washington is made up of territory taken from the towns of Woodbury, New Milford, Kent, and Litchfield, and is about six miles square. It contains two ecclesiastical societies, Judea and New Preston, though not the whole of the latter is included within the town. Judea society embraces all the territory taken from Woodbury and Litchfield, and constitutes about two-thirds of the extent of the town. But a small portion of this is contributed by Litchfield. New Preston embraces all the territory taken from Kent and New Milford. In both of these societies are Episcopal churches, having houses for religious worship. The first settlement in the town was made in Judea society, in 1734, the year this society and Bethlehem were divided among the proprietors of Woodbury. Joseph Hurlbut was the first settler, and the first framed house was built in 1736. The next settlers after Hurlbut were Increase Moseley, Nathaniel Durkee, John Baker, Friend Weeks, Joseph Gillett and Samuel Pitcher. The first sermon preached in the society was by Isaac Baldwin, of Litchfield, who afterward relinquished his profession, and became the first clerk of the county court for Litchfield county

    Five years later, the inhabitants had become more numerous, and twenty persons preferred a memorial to the General Assembly, at its May session, 1739, representing that they lived " full eight miles from the Meeting House," and that their wives and children had " to . tarry at home from the worship of God about half of the year," and therefore they pray for " liberty to have preaching six months in the winter," and to be released from paying taxes for a new school-house just built in the first society, and also from parish taxes, that they may build a school-house of their own. The privilege asked for was granted, to continue two years, and they were released from one-half of the parish taxes, and from taxes to build a new meeting-house, provided they were " in no ways Active in the Affair of Building a new Meeting House in said first Society."1 At the October session, 1741, twenty-six individuals petitioned to be incorporated into an ecclesiastical society, and appointed " Our Trusty and well-beloved friend, Friend Weeks, agent and attorney to prosecute our Petition." The petition was signed by Nathaniel Durkee, John Baker, Joseph Gillett, Joseph Chittenden, Elisha Stone, Samuel Pitcher, Jr., James Pitcher, Increase Moseley, Lemuel Baker, Daniel Castle, Samuel Branton, Ezra Terrill, Jr., Ebenezer Allen, Zadock Clark, Elijah Hurd, Joseph Hurd, Joseph Hurlbut, Benjamin Ingraham, Jr., Robert Durkee, Samuel Bell, Jonah Titus, Benjamin Ingraham, John Royce, John Hurd, Jr., Jedediah Hurd, Benjamin Hinman.

    In 1753, a putrid fever prevailed in this society (Judea), of which twenty or thirty died in six months. In 1776, the dysentery prevailed with great mortality. About thirty persons were swept away by it to the grave.

    Mr. Brinsmade's ministrations, from 1774 to 1784. This was a contention concerning the half-way covenant system,

    There have been several revivals, 1804, 1821, 1825, 1827, 1831 1748.n October, 1748, eleven persons dwelling in the south-eastern part of Kent, and nine living in the north-eastern part of New Milford, petitioned the General Assembly for liberty to hire a minister six months in the year, on the ground of their living " from seven to ten miles from their places of worship in New Milford and Kent." This request was granted, to continue four years, with exemption from parish rates. Before the end of the four years, in May, 1752, forty- one individuals petitioned for a new ecclesiastical society. Their names were Samuel Averill, Caleb Rude, Samuel Lake, Moses Averill, Henry Davis, Jehiel Murray, Isaac Averill, Joseph Carey, John Guthrie, Daniel Averill, Zebulon Palmer, Jacob Kinne, Samuel Cogswell, Thomas Hodgship, Thos. Morris, Benj. Darling, Samuel Waller, Nathaniel Deuine, Enoch Whjttlesey, Joseph Jons, Stephen Bosworth, Thomas Beeman, John Benedict, Stephen Noble, Gilead Sperry, Elnathan Curtis, John Bostwick, Benajah Bostwick, Matthew Beale, John Cogswell, Zephaniah Branch, Edward Cogswell, Emerson Cogswell, Josiah Cogswell, James Terrill, Joseph Miles, Nathan Hawley, Samuel Cogswell, John Cobb, Benjamin Capuen.At the same session, sixteen persons of East Greenwich, (now Warren,) remonstrated against the incorporation of a new society, stating that their society had lost " thirty-five rateable persons, and £1467 on their list," and that they therefore protest against having any part of their society cut off, as no families can be spared. Kent, at the same time, passed a vote, that this statement was true. New Milford also sent a committee to oppose the application, and it failed. In October, 1753, thirty-nine persons "in the Northern part of New Milford, and the South and South East part of Kent, and a place Called Merry-all," renewed the application for an ecclesiastical society, which was granted, and the society called New Preston, with the following boundaries :" Beginning at the South east corner of New Milford North Purchase, then tunning Southwardly joining upon Woodbury line one mile, from thence running a West line to ye part of the Long Mountain, South West of Capt. Bastwick's farm, then a Northline to the place called the Rockhorse Cobble, and so that course to Merryall line, and then across Merryall to Kent line, and then Running East to the South West corner of James Lake's farm North Easterly to the North West corner of John Henderson's farm, that he now lives on, then running East to East Greenwich line, then running South to y« South West corner of East Greenwich line to Sheppauge river, then running Southwardly upon s<l river to Woodbury Ijne, then running Westwardly on Woodbury line to y« first mentioned bounds," <kc.The first meeting of the society was held at the house of Jacob Kinne, Nov. 23, 1753. The officers chosen were Benajah Bostwick, Clerk, and Samuel "Waller, Stephen Noble and Joseph Gary, Society's Committee. A vote was then passed to " meet at Jacob Kinne's house for 3 months for public AVorship in the winter season," provided they could obtain a minister. John Bostwick, Samuel Waller and Samuel Averill, were appointed a committee to hire a minister for three months. On the first Monday in December following, the society laid a tax of 12rf. on the pound, to hire a minister " for a season." They also voted to build by subscription, " two school-houses for the use of the society, one to be located between Nathaniel Bost- wick's house and Steep Brook, in ye Highway, and the other near Joseph Gary's in the Highway." The following vote also passed :There have been several revivals, which added considerable numbers to the church : thirty in 1780 ; twenty-five in 1804 ; thirteen in 1812 ; eighty in 1816 ; forty-one in 1821; thirteen in 1826 ; thirty- eight in 1827 ; and thirteen in 1829.History of ancient Woodbury, CT                                                                        By William Cothren

    ."This is a good agricultural town(Washington), one woolen manufactory, There are two forges, and one cotton manufactory. There are two pocket furnaces with machine shops attached, , four wagon shops, one saddler's shop, one tannery, one chair and cabinet shop, one manufactory for making carpet yarn and seine twine, and fourteen saw-mills. From 600 to 1,000 casks of lime are annually burned, and from 25,000 to 30,000 feet of marble per annum, are quarried and sawed.

    History of ancient Woodbury, CT                                                                        By William Cothren                         

    Eliza Atwood (prob b ~ 1796) m. Elijah , son of Job had Sarah m. Mr. Cossett. THIS IS A DIFFERENT ELIJAH Job 1775-1845 b.Brookfield m. Susan Cady s/o Isaac
    Job 1758-1833 b. Woodbridge m. Chloe Baldwin s/o Job ID: I471325

    • Name: Elijah Northrop 1
    • Father: Job Northrop is this the right one?
      Marriage 1 Eliza Atwood b~1796?? d/o Name: Daniel Atwood Birth: 8 JUL 1773 in Woodbury (Litchfield), CT Death: 25 JUL 1839 in Watertown (Litchfield), CT Burial: Old Cemetery, Watertown, CT
      Children Sarah Northrop

    Lydia m. Elisha Barlow June 24, 1811 perhaps d/o Samuel 1757 his daughter Lydia Northrup b: ABT. 1795Not a remarriage for Elijah's mother, Lydia a different Lydia Elisha Barlow Sr is still married (Lydia, Mother of Elijah died Dec 24, 1814 age 91) First marriage for Elisha Barlow, Jr.b. 1787 S. Amenia, NY

    OR a son of John BARLOW b: 5 MAR 1748 in Kent, CT and Temperance BRANCH b: 3 MAY 1756 in Kent, CT

    Phebe of Washington m. John Stoddard of Woodbury Sept 11, 1786 Father Unknown
    Phebe Northrop b: 19 Feb 1766 in Salisbury, CT OR Birth: ABT 1770 in Washington, CT

    s/o Father: Gideon Stoddard b: 24 Mar 1740 in Woodbury, CT and Rebecca Hunt John dies Death: 15 Sep 1859 in Peru, , Clinton, New York

    Samuel Northrop Jr. m. June 3 1799 wid Sarah Dutton of Bethlehem THIS IS Has Children Samuel Northrup IV (Samuel b: ABT. 1757 in Milford Township, CT samuel later moves to VT but prob some or all children b. CT who marries Sarah Frisbie b: ABT. 1755 who was formerly married to Asahel Dutton b: ABT. 1753 he died BEF. JUN 1779NOT -Samuel 1687 dies Death: 1748 in Amity (now Woodbridge) son Samuel appears to be still be married to Lydia Thomas MY AMOS could be son of Samuel 1757 but year is way off. census search no vt 1790census 1800 Samuel Northrop 01010/10110/00 Shoreham, Addison Cntycensus 1800 Samuel Northrop 10110/11010/00 Middletown, Rutland Cnty Samuel in Middletown 1810 does not seem to include Amos

    William Henry born -- son of Charles , laborer, and Harriet Dec 17, 1849 ??

    BRADLEY CHATHAM REFERENCEI checked for any kind of Chatham reference CT or NY with all the family names...
    4. John Bradley Jr. m. Sarah Gilbert. 1725, and had Hannah, born 1726; Lois, 1729; John, 1731 ; Reuben, 1733 ; Seth, 1735 ; Miriam, 1737; Enos, 1739 ; Lockwood, 1742 ; Ephraim, 1744; Moses, 1746; Abel, 1750.
    Of these, Seth Bradley, esquire, resided in Greenfield, where he died in 1798. Amongst other sons he (Seth) had Hull, born 1770, and Alton, b. 1778. Hull Bradley, esquire, resided in Greenfield and died there in 1850. Alton removed to Roxbury, Litchfield Co. Conn, and died 1838.
    Eli N. Bradley and other sons & descendants of Alton, reside in Roxbury, others in Chatham, New-York, William in Brooklyn, & Frederick (now deceased) removed to New Haven.

    only one in old fairfield book with Chatham ny or ct

    The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT
    Elizabeth Hubbell Schenck Perhaps Amos' family was from the Fairfield Redding area just as was David Alvord and family. Redding -- Most of the names seen also in Ridgefield and later in Kent and even in Lanesboro MA (1790 Census). Revolutionary soldiers of Redding CT Keeler Info The History of Redding, CT, from Its First Settlement to the ... By Charles Burr Todd Married November 10, 1768 Nathaniel Northrop and Esther Gold (Gould) p 196 [sister sarah married David Turney, Abigail married Richard Nichols, Mary who married Seth Price and Elizabeth perhaps unmarried. 1767 Nathaniel Nothrop marries Esther Gold (Gould) daughter of Daniel Gold married to Grace daugher of Deacon Stephen Burr lived on where James Lord lived later
    November 9, 1768 Solomon Northrop m. Sarah Knapp p 197

    No northrop baptisms or deaths, but a few pages missing. Years go up to 1780 and begin again 1809. Early Episcopal records missing, Town records 1767 to 1804 and fragmentary.

    22 Rhoda Northrup (William Northrup II3, Mary Peck2, Joseph Peck1) was born 26 APR 1743 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN. She married 15 NOV 1764 Gideon Northrop in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, son of Jonathan Northrup (b: 3 Mar 1714/15 in Milton, CT s/o John Northrop and Mary Porter ) and Ruth Booth (Stratford) . He was born 20 MAY 1742 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 21 APR 1818.
    Children of Rhoda Northrup and Gideon Northrop are:
    no details on any of them in rootsweb

    113 i Lemuel Northrop was born ABT. 1765 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN.1820 Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT 010001001010100 next to Jonathan Northrop??

    114 ii Johanna Northrop was born ABT. 1767 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN.
    115 iii Dolly Northrop was born ABT. 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN.m?
    116 iv Martha Northrop was born ABT. 1 MAR 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN. m?
    117 v Moses Northrop was born ABT. 1772 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN. m ?
    1810 Carmel Dutchess, NY census??
    118 vi Nancy Northrop was born ABT. 1773 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN. m ?
    119 vii Ruth Northrop was born ABT. 1776 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT, and died UNKNOWN.

    Northrops appear to have roots in fairfield as well as Milford and some other place.

    • ID: I51758 Name: William NORTHRUP (NORTHROP) [son of Wiliam 1666 (eldest son of Joseph "founder" and Mary Norton) and Mary Peck]Birth: 16 DEC 1694 in Milford, New Haven County, CT 1 2 3 1 _UID: CE9F6A25DF462844A439F4B8500A95DCE1AB
    • Note: Removed to Greenfield, CT, where he signed in 1736 as "of Greenfield." ( the "Greenfield" of 1736 extended much further than it does today -- into Easton and Weston even part of Redding and Trumbull and perhaps a bit of Newtown.) ,The Northrop genealogy lists children William and Anna, and says "perhaps others"; it also says he probably died in 1736 or 1737, as his children quit-claimed in 1737. Jacobus gives a much more detailed list of the children, including one born as late as 1743.

    The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, Conn

    By Kate E. Perry, William A. Beers

    • Where was he in Fairfield Colony before he left? Why did David Alvord move from Fairfield Colony to Kent?
      David Buried Birth: unknownDeath: Jul. 7, 1831
      Burial:Good Hill Cemetery  Kent, CT
      Goodhill Cemetery, Kent


    His children & grandchildren bear the following names which might indicate other family connections:

    323. AMOS13 NORTHRUP (AMOS12, MOSES11, JOSEPH10, MARY9 NORTON, FRANCIS8, FRANCIS7, WILLIAM6, RICHARD5, JOHN4, JOHN3, SIR JOHN2, SIR1 DENORVILLE) was born 14 Apr 1765, and died 12 Oct 1835 in Smithfield, Madison,
    New York. He married BETSEY STEDMAN 10 Mar 1796, daughter of TRISTAM STEDMAN. She was born 18 Dec 1773, and died 15 Nov 1852. Child of AMOS NORTHRUP and BETSEY STEDMAN is: i. RENSSELAER14 NORTHRUP, b. 10 Aug 1804.

    389 ISRAEL6 NORTHRUP (Nathaniel*. Enos\ John*, Wuliam*, Joseph), b. March 20, 1786; m. Dec. 24, 1809, Orra Evarts, at Capt. Nathaniel Evarts', Salisbury, Conn.

    i Sarah Ann7, b. Aug. 31, 1811, Boston Corners,

    Mass. ; m. Joseph B. Jenkins ; d. July 7, 1878. ii Esther Miranda, b. Nov. 29, 1813, Salisbury; ш. Rev. Richard Wymond, of New York Conference, M. E. Church, iii Louise, b. Oct. 17, 1815 ; m. Walter R. VanFalkenburg, merchant.

    iv Israel Hoit, b. Sept. 11, 1818, North East, N. Y. ; m., Ist, Lydia Woodbury, dau. of Judge Wood-bury, of Richfield, N. Y. ; m., 2d, Rhoda A., sister of 1st wife. (Not ascertained whether they had children or not.) Presbyterian minister. Resides (1894) in New York City.
    v Phœbe Adaline, b. Oct. 2, 1820, at Austerlitz, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; m. Sylvester Shufelt. Resides Chatham, N. Y.
    721 vi Katherine L., b. March 8, 1828, Austerlitz.
    vii Melissa I.., b. June 3, 1825, Austerlitz; m., 1st, Charles Norton Park ; m., 2d, Rev. P. W. Howe, minister of M. E. Church. Resides Lincoln, Neb.
    viii Mary Moore, b. Jan. 16, 1828, Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; m. Francis Irving Park. Resides Chatham, N. Y.


    493 FRANCIS JEROME7 NORTHROP (Jeremiah", Jonah*, Isaac*, Joseph3, Joseph*, Joseph1), b. March 15, 1834, Brookfield, Conn. Resides New Haven, Conn. M. June 20, 1855, Caroline (b. May 20, 1838), dau. of William and Rozena Osborn, of New Fairfield, Conn.(Alvin's son born 1835)

    i Edgar Smith', b. July 21, 1856; m. May 19, 1878, Carrie Turner, at New Haven; d. Feb. 1, 1882.

    799 ii Eugene Melville, b. July 13, 1859, Danbury.

    iii Ellen Frances, b. July 23, 1863, Danbury; m. Dec. 16, 1878, Joseph N. Perkins, New Haven. Children : (1) Ellen Josephine, b. Nov. 30, 1879, White Hills, Conn. ; (2) Elliott Clark, b. March 27,1883, Woodbridge, Conn. ; (3) Julia Irene, b. July 21, 1885.







    Why they moved where they movedMilford- perhaps to Ridgefield - perhaps to Plymouth - to Kent -to Warren - to Washington - to Westport * Some of the later moves may have been changes in town lines, rather than moves.*In early years power through voting or property was derived through church membership. Church attendance was mandatory even if the church was hours away through wilderness inclement weather and forbidding terrain.* a community had to seek permission to form a new parish. Sometimes it took decades for permission to be granted. In some cases only winter priveleges were granted. Since taxes were paid to the parish, it is no wonder that substantial opposition to a new parish was rather common.* It was not uncommon for some settlers to have several separate pieces of property in a colony which later ended up in separate towns. A number of towns stated out with dividing ertain areas for home lots and separate areas for farm lots (Newtown is an example).

    *Some colonists ended up with additional property in unsettled areas -- especially property in northwestern (mostly Litchfield County) and Durham CT. These properties may have been granted in lieu of payment for military service or for supplying provisions for defense.

    Bryant, George Clarke, [View Citation] [Table of Contents] [Page Numbers]
    Deacon George Clark(e) of Milford, CT and some of his descendants
    Ansonia, Conn.: unknown, 1949, 274 pgs.
    Sanford, Elizabeth (1745 - ) b. 1745
    father: Sanford, John(1709 - 1792)
    mother: Northrup, Rebecca

    Search :Northrop mother with name frances


    Esther GOLD (AFN: 240V-PQ3)        Pedigree
                Sex:      F          Family
                Birth:    Abt 1747          
                            Of, Redding, Fairfield, CT        
                Father:              Daniel GOLD (AFN: 1NXN-67J)        Family
                Mother:            Grace BURR (AFN: 13SJ-KJ5)          
                Spouse:            Nathaniel NORTHROP (AFN: 240V-PW4)    Family s/o Benjamin and Sarah Platt Lived Newtown
                Marriage:          Abt 1767        
                            Of, Redding, Fairfield, CT      

    Another Nathaniel lived New Milford Marriage 1 Abby CAMP b: 09 DEC 1789 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT Married: 07 JUN 1809 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT

    WestburyA book listing the graves in "The Old Burying Ground of Ancient Westbury and Present Watertown" was published by the Sarah Whitman Trumbull Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1938.  It has been reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, Post Office Box 778, Salem, MA 01970.  It is their publication number CT0412, and is available on their website at http://www.higginsonbooks.com/  The book shows the wording on each of the 981 stones, and a map indicates where they are located in the cemetery.  The cemetery is located at the intersection of Main Street and French Street in Watertown, CT.As an aid to genealogical research, listed here is the index that is in the book.  The number after a name indicates the sequential number of the tombstone.  Use your browser's Edit / Find command to search for a particular name.  Be careful about spelling, some names may not be as you expect.       Old Burying Ground Index              Back to Genealogy Page"More than 210 years ago the area that is now Watertown belonged to the local Paugasuck Indians. But in 1684, Thomas Judd and 35 other proprietors bought the land from the Indians and Town history began. Around 1700, Obadiah Richards settled in the area of Upper Middlebury Road, and John Scott on Nova Scotia Hill Road.By 1710 they both had left for safer places. In 1729 a family named Garnsey settled in the section now called Guernseytown. Built in 1735, the Belden saltbox house on lower Main Street is the oldest house in Watertown. With 338 inhabitants, the First Ecclesiastical Society of Westbury was formed in 1738, and 42 years later, in 1780, Westbury separated from Waterbury and was named officially Watertown.For 15 years, however, it also included its territory Plymouth and Thomaston. The eastern area was incorporated as Plymouth in 1795. It soon became the crossroads for a number of early highways, and 12 scheduled train trips between Watertown and Waterbury. John Trumbull, poet of the Revolutionary War, who was also a lawyer and judge, was born here in 1750."from http://www.watertownct.org/content/10339/6913/7102/default.aspx----------------------The Old Burying Ground, Watertown, CT


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    Abbott, Mary Ann 847Adams, Andrew E W 304Allen, Abigail 618Allyn, Senah B 619Andrews, Chancey L 572Andrus, Eliza 705Andrus, Lewis 705Andrus, Mary 712Andrus, Rebecca 141Aspinwall, Elizabeth 507Aspinwall, Eleazer 508Atwood, Amelia 785Atwood, Athalia 359Atwood, Charles 785Atwood, Charles E 784Atwood, Charlotte 300Atwood, Charlotte Elizabeth 300Atwood, Clarrissa 386Atwood, Daniel 142Atwood, Dotha 806Atwood, Elisha Jr. 702Atwood, Grace A 793Atwood, Harriet E 362Atwood, Henry N 808Atwood, Henry S 455Atwood, Horace M 363Atwood, Lucy Carr 703Atwood, Margaret 812Atwood, Maril 521Atwood, Marsha 807Atwood, Mary 144Atwood, Mary Andrews 785Atwood, Merrit 704Atwood, Nancy 925Atwood, Nathan 360Atwood, Nobel 813Atwood, Oliver 699Atwood, Polly 143Atwood, Ruth 455Atwood, Ruth Ann M 458Atwood, Susan 361Atwood, William 387                               BBaldwin, Alma 236Baldwin, Alma E 495Baldwin, Alsop 191Baldwin, Alsop 574Baldwin, Amos 190Baldwin, Amos H 216Baldwin, Andrew 316Baldwin, Andrew 2d. 334Baldwin, Ann M 492Baldwin, Bathsheba 192Baldwin, Benjamin 236Baldwin, David 503Baldwin, David Jun. 337Baldwin, Edward Scovill 429Baldwin, Electa Maria 775Baldwin, Eli 240

    Baldwin, Elizabeth 187

    Baldwin, Emma 335

    Baldwin, George 777Baldwin, Huldah 336Baldwin, Infant son 501Baldwin, Julia A. 217Baldwin, Martha 502Baldwin, Mary 241Baldwin, Milo 505Baldwin, Nancy 374Baldwin, Nancy E. 504Baldwin, Olive 778Baldwin, Polly 318Baldwin, Rachel F. 214Baldwin, Riley 492Baldwin, Sarah 188, 236, 238Baldwin, Thaddeus 430Baldwin, Theophilus 215,239Baldwin, Treat 317Baldwin, William 186Bard, Schuyler W. 82Bard, Susanna 825Barnard, Elizabeth 425Barnes, Benoni 275Barnes, Content P. 275Barnes, Garry 569Barnes, Harry H 570Barnes, Lewis 570Barnes, Selah 476Barns, Lois Mariah 134Barsley, Anadine 307Bartis, William H. 968Bartiss, Samuel 966Bartiss, Sarah 967Basset, John 835Basset, Polly 836Bassett, Dinah 834Bassett, William 834Bates, Nehemiah 859Beardslee, Elam 971Beardslee, Kezia 972Beardslee, Rebecca 970Beardsley, Eliud T. 553Beardsley, Mehitable 109Beardsley, Anadine 307Beckwith, Frederic M. 332Beecher, Anna 626Beecher, Hannah 830Beecher, Jared 624,931Been, Ebenezer 0 (Rev.) 506Been, Irena 392Beers, Philo 393Belding, Abigail Folsom 590Belding, Amos 591Belding, Hannah 594Belding, Issac 592Belding, Samuel 591,593Benjamin, Martha A. 291Benjamin, Merrit B 291Benton, Ellen Martin 385Bidwell, Irene 436Bidwell, Jacob 189Bidwell, Jared 435Birge, Elijah 135Bishop, Harriet B. 732



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    Bishop, Henry 731Bishop, Mary Jane 731Blakeslee, Adeline S 293Blakeslee, Frederick Sherman 542Blackman, Phebe 145Booth, Adaline 918Bradley, Aner (Col.) 608Bradley, Anna 609Bradley, Hannah 204Bradley, Harriet 610Bradley, Harriet P 533Bradley, Marcus 532Bradley, Mary 577Bradley, Mary A 612Bradley, Polley 611Brian, Sarah 479Brien, Henry 0 969Bristol, George P 926Bristol, Mary E 926Bristol, Mary E. Russell 926Bronson, Abel (Doctor) 677Bronson, Anna 438Bronson, Elizabeth 148Bronson, Esther 676Bronson, Isaac 437Bronson, Lydia 678Bronson, Sarah Martha 439Bronson, Susan 946Bronson, Thomas 148Brouette, Fanny 843Brouette, John 846Brouette, Julian 843Brouette, Marvin 844Brouette, Mary A. 845Brown, Cornelius 589Brown, Elam 588Brown, Isaac 585Brown, Samuel (Lieut.) 583Brown, Samuel Jr. 37Brown, Sarah 584, 848Bryan, (Also see Brian)Bryan, Abigail 158Bryan, Asabel 156Bryan, Benajah 964Bryan, David Junr 686Bryan, Esther 902Bryan, George H. 358Bryan, John 157Bryan, Lucy 965Bryan, Lyman 356Bryan, Martha 155Bryan, Meritt B. 358Bryan, Philena L. 357Bryan, Samuel 154Bryan, Thaddeus 903Buckingham, Chloe 879Buckingham, David 877, 880Buckingham, Emeline 878Buell, Augustus 0. 927Buell, George Frederick 928Buell, Margaret A. Warner 929

    Bull, Laura 371

    Bunnel, Orin 95

                            CCaines, Robert 428Cande, Leverett 892Cande, Rosett 992Candee, Mary Ann 895Castle, David E 757Castle, Frelove 587Castle, Isaac B 758Castle, John 586Castle, Julia 873Castle, Martha A 759Chesnut, William C 218Clark, Ann Maria 566Clark, Caleb 65Clark, Joseph 567Clark, Laura 516Clark, Stephen B 564,565Cole, Mary 29Cole, Susanna 32Cole, Thomas (Capt.) 30,31Cosier, Levinia V 229Cowles, John 575Crouch, Morris 292Crouch, Sophia 290Cummings, Hezekiah C 943Curtis, Ann Bishop 605Curtis, Elizabeth Stone 604Curtis, Elizabeth 606Curtis, Henry H 607Cutler, Anna 869Cutler, Anna B 616Cutler, Dothe 615Cutler, Dothee Stone 869Cutler, Younglove 617                       DDailey, Caroline 293Dailey, Hiram 295Dailey, Jeptha 370Dailey, John 490Dailey, Justus 114Dailey, Lois 369Dailey, Orrin 368Dailey, Truman 491Daley, Mary 115Daley, Eunice Foot 116Daly, Alma 111Daly, Eleil 113Daly, Emily E 728Daly, Mary 729Davis, Charles 945Davis, Clark 480Davis, Eliza Maria 381Davis, Enock Benjamin 687Davis, Friend E. 378Davis, Joseph H 379Davis, Martha 481Dayton, Almiral 644Dayton, Amelia J 644Dayton, Asenath 478


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    Dayton, Caroline 640Dayton, Chauncey 642Dayton, Charles 477Dayton, Charles N 638Dayton, Chester 112Dayton, Dortha 632Dayton, Eliel 644Dayton, Elizabeth 635Dayton, Henry T 644Dayton, Henry Scovill 558Dayton, Henry W 801Dayton, John B 800Dayton, Josiah B 559Dayton, Lyman 177Dayton, Mehetable 51Dayton, Michael Capt 52Dayton, Nancy Atwood 641Dayton, Naomi 645Dayton, Polly Bassette 800Dayton, Ruth 639Dayton, Samuel 646Dayton, Samuel G 644Dayton, William 800Dayton, William F 800DeForest, Alma 868DeForest, Ann Maria 868DeForest, Benjamin 868DeForest, Betsey 471DeForest, Ebenezer 398DeForest John Lyman 957DeForest, Mahetibel 613DeForest, Mary 303DeForest, Mehetable 868DeForest, Mehetable Lockwood 868DeForest, Nehemiah 397DeForest, Philomelia 868DeForest, Rebecca 396,470DeForest, Samuel S 868DeForest, William 614DeForest, William A 976DeForest, William S 868DeMarest, Alice M 544DeMarest, Mary L 547DeMarest, Walter B 544Dickerman, Nancy B 837Doolittle, Abel 53Doolittle, Eleazer G 295Doolittle, Hannah 26Doolittle, Jonathan 698Doolittle, Mehetable 697Doolittle, Ruth Ann 296Doolittle, Thomas 25Douglas, Anna 765Drake, Andrew G 73Dutton, Anna 128Dutton, Chester 127Dutton, Daniel P 520Dutton, Inf. dau. Thomas 124Dutton, Inf. son Thomas 124Dutton, John 515Dutton, Kezia 125

    Dutton, Mathew 126

    Dutton, Nancy 519

    Dutton, Rays 125Dutton, Thomas, (Dea) 129Dutton, Thomas, 3d. 517Dutton, Thankful 518Dwy, Julia E 205                                EEdwards, David 600Edwards, Rosette 752Elton, Anna 744Elton, Charles P 741Elton, James 740,741Elton, John (Dr.) 742Elton, Lucy 743Elton, Sarah Ann 821Everitt, Abner J 708Everitt, Charles Abner 706Everitt, Walter C 709Everitt, William F 707                       FFairchild, Charity 724Fairchild, Curtiss 722Fairchild, Jennet 720Fairchild, Mary 723Fairchild, Phebe 8Fairchild, Philo 721Fenn, Abi 251Fenn, Caroline C 718Fenn, Delia 794Fenn, Emeline A 718Fenn, Esther 201Fenn, Ester 796Fenn, Franklin 718Fenn, Harry 571Fenn, Inf children-2; 448Fenn, Joseph 832Fenn, Guy Carleton 932Fenn, Hannah 833Fenn, Mabel 829Fenn, Mehetable E 448Fenn, Minerva 717Fenn, Philo A 717Fenn, Richard (Capt) 200Fenn, Sarah E 719Fenn, Selina 571Fenn, Susan 795Fenn, Thomas 797,252Fenn, Thomas B 799Fields, Bede 11Fields, Comfort A 9Fields, Ezra 10,716Fields, Inf dau. 9Fields, Silance 715Foot, Betsey 227Foot, Ebenezer 209Foot, Elizabeth 208Foot, Eunice (Daley) 116Foot, John (Capt) 207


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    Foot, John 210Foot, Jonathan 118,180Foot, Lydia 117Foot, Patience 228Foot, Polly Belinda 147Foot, Sahrey 211Foot, Sarah 179Foot, Thomas (Doctor) 203Foot, Thomas 261Foot, Thomas B 146Foote, Daniel R 582Foote, Titus 226Fox, Daniel 811Fox, Jennet A 219Freeman, Dauphine 287Freeman, Erastus 288Freeman, Martha Jane 289French, Abigail 622French, Amanda Porter 980French, Amelia 621French, Ann Maria 820French, Bennet 402French, Charles Bennet 867French, Ebenezer 816French, Eunice 474French, Frederick F 840French, Hiram Andrew 819French, Huldah P 865French, James Andrew 401French, James S 981French, Joseph S 980French, Lucy 623French, Lydia Ann 815French, Nancy Belinda 866French, Susan 817French, Susan H 818Frisbie, Israel 730Frisbie, Jerusha J 810Frisbie, Mary G 809Frisbie, Mary 730Frost, Fanny 781Frost, Henry B 779Frost, Polly 68,779Frost, Silas 780                         GGarnsey – Gearnsey - Gornsey -Guarnsey - GuernseyGarnsey, Abigal 79Garnsey, Abijah 121,447Garnsey, Anna 90Garnsey, Anna C 454Garnsey, B. Chauncey 451Garnsey, Bethel 89Garnsey, Betsey 450Garnsey, David B 973Garnsey, Deborah 974Garnsey, Desire 603Garnsey, Elizabeth A 452Garnsey, Hannah 78

    Garnsey, Hannah Parker 511

    Garnsey, James 974

    Garnsey, Jonathan (Deac'n) 80Garnsey, Jonathan 602Garnsey, Joseph (Capt) 88Garnsey, Joseph 87Garnsey, Julia 922Garnsey, Landon 453Garnsey, Lusina 103Garnsey, Mary 86Garnsey, Mary Ann 446Garnsey, Melicant 941Garnsey, Peter 102Garnsey, Rachal 66Garnsey, Susan Mary 101Gaylord, Ann M 167Gaylord, Henry B 169Gaylord, Julius F 168Gearnsey, Friend 445Gearnsey, Job 153Gilbert, Huldah Margaret 864Gilbert, Rhoda 861Givens, Sheldon 139Goodsell, Sarah 753Goodsell, Timothy 754Gornsey, Desire 81Gridley, Amos A 774Gridley, Azubah Ann 199Gridley, Susanna 196Gridley, Sylvia Delia 198Gridley, Sylvia Fenn 194Gridley, Uriel N 193Gridley, Uriel (Rev ) 195Gridley, Uriel 197Griswold, Charles E 691Griswold, Darius S 977Griswold, Harvey 74Griswold, Martin R 958Griswold, Mary Woodward 959Griswold, Polly 74Griswold, Sarah 692Grosvenor, Charles Scarborough 975Grosvenor, Henry Adams 975Guarnsey, Ebenezer 91Guernsey, Anthony 942Guernsey, Sidney 883 Guernsey, William 123Gunn, Jarvis 548Gunn, Laura B 329                         HHaight, Charles H 576Hard, Abner 888Hard, Abner A 885Hard, Abner C 952Hard, Andrew 954Hard, Catherine 951Hard, Chester 947Hard, Eunice 955Hard, Grandison 956Hard, John 987Hard, Lavinia 884Hard, Mary 987

    Hard, Norman W 953

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    Hard, Pamela Hickcox 948Hard, Philo 896Hard, Polly 888Harrison, John 684Hatch, Molly 152Hatch, Rosett M C 893Hawkins, Friend E 440Hawkins, Inf. son 441Hawkins, Samuel W 442Hawkins, Vesta 444Hawkins, William 443Hawley, Joel 394Hibbard, David 276Hibbard, Esther 249Hibbard, Jacob 249Hibbard, Jane 276Hibbard, Polly 249Hibbard: Rachel 249Hibbard, Samuel 276Hickox-HickcoxHickcox, Albert 672Hickcox, Anna 735Hickcox Caleb (Maj.) 670Hickcox, Caroline J (Peck) 673Hickcox, Cornelia J 673Hickcox, Daniel 97Hickcox, Daniel, Jr. 738Hickcox, Edward 736Hickcox, Huldah 857Hickcox, Inf. son 2Hickcox, Josiah 2Hickcox, Meriam 99Hickcox, Nancy 668Hickcox, Phebe 1,120Hickcox, Polly 737Hickcox, Ruth 671Hickcox, Samuel 5, 858Hickcox, Samuel (Dea) 150Hickcox, Samuel Elton 668Hickcox, Sarah 4Hickcox, Thomas (Deacon) 100Hickcox, Sybyl 98Hickox, Ambrose 257Hickox, Anna (Beecher) 625Hickox, Edward Scovil 669Hickox, Elisabeth 149Hickox, Eunice 256Hickox, Harriet 734Hickox, Jonas 233Hickox, Joseph 400Hickox, Ransom 734Hickox, Sarah 234Hine, Alley S 106Hine, Mary Jane 711Hine, Samuel B 710Hine, Willie 106Hitchcock, Abigail 298Hitchcox, Samuel 235Hopkins, Augustus J 230Hopkins, Betsey B 231Hopkins, Charity E 232

    Hopkins, David B 339

    Hopkins, Huldah 339

    Hotchkiss, Anna 244Hotchkiss, Ansel 108Hotchkiss, Bela 243Hotchkiss, Cleora 55Hotchkiss, Elizabeth 245Hotchkiss, Emily 247Hotchkiss, Gideon 105Hotchkiss, Harriet Maria 384Hotchkiss, Ira 247Hotchkiss, Lucy 489Hotchkiss, Martha 246Hotchkiss, Mary 104,246Hotchkiss, Roxanna 247Hotchkiss, Ruhamah (Wakeman) 951Hotchkiss, Samuel 108Hotchkiss, Sophia 246Howes, Samuel 263Hull, Fanny 776Humphrey, James 319Hungerford, Bronson 693Hungerford, Carlos C 550Hungerford, Elizabeth 39Hungerford, Isaac 696Hungerford, Joel 331Hungerford, John 42Hungerford, Jonas (Deacon) 40Hungerford, Lydia 60Hungerford, Mary Jane 695Hungerford, Rhoda 59, 551Hungerford, Sally 43Hungerford, Sarah 330Hungerford, Sarah Jane 694Hungerford, Susan F 549Hungerford, Thomas 41                       JJohnson, Clarrissa M 487Johnson, Gideon 789Johnson, Henry S 814Johnson, Lewis 749Johnson, Margaret A French 814Johnson, Mary A 750Johnson, Mary 788Johnson, Nancy M 748Judd, Dinah 325Judd, Eleazer (Col.) 680Judd, Eri 637Judd, Infant 679Judd, Jennet 468Judd, Levi 15Judd, Luther 14Judd, Mary 13, 72Judd, Millesent 71Judd, Noah 756Judd, Rebecca 755Judd, Rhoda 636Judd, Sarah 679Judson, Abigail 538

    Judson, Lemuel 537

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    Lake, Abigail 475Leavenworth, Gideon 427Leavenworth, Mary Cole 427Lewis, Mary 110Lindsley, Rosanna 83Locke, Ann Jeanette Stiles 944Lockwood, Charles 682Lockwood, Edmund 6Lockwood, Ezra 681Lockwood, Hannah 75, 76, 681Lockwood, Infant 683Lockwood, Mehetable 868Lockwood, Susanna 7Loveland, Ashbel 171Loveland, Edmund 172, 562Loveland, Landon 175Loveland, Martha 170Loveland, Polly M 173Loveland, Rosanna 176                        MMallory, Sarah 978Manville, Catherine 577Manville, Cyrus B 578, 580Manville, David 577Manville, Polly 579Manville, Robert 577Mariam, Susannah 354(See also "Merriam")Matthews, Hannah 534Matthews, Jane 534Matthews, Thomas 50Mattoon, Amasa 630Mattoon, David 107Mattoon, Elizabeth 631Mattoon, Lyman 618Mattoon, Martha B 629McCall, Avis 23McCall, I R U (Ira?) 22McCall, Mary 21McDonald, Daniel 301McDonald, Inf. son 302McDonald, Huldah 302McDonald, Martha 301Merchant, Lucy 581Merriam, Abigail 255, 270Merriam, Allyn 315Merriam, Ann 417Merriam, Anna 804Merriam, Betsey 255Merriam, Charles 805Merriam, Christopher 725Merriam, David 264Merriam, David A 267Merriam, David R 274Merriam, Elijah 265Merriam, Elizabeth 273Merriam, George A 727Merriam, Isaac 269Merriam, Issac (Capt) 271

    Merriam, John Arnold 268

    Merriam, Joseph S 355

    Merriam, Olive 266Merriam, Polly 620Merriam, Rebeckah 314Merriam, Sarah 417, 655, 726Merriam, Shelden 272Merriam, Susannah 354(See also "Mariam")Merrills, John 881Merrills, Sarah 882Miles, Margaret 674Miles, Richard 675Mix, Kezia 568Monroe, Jarius W 85Morriss, John 772Morriss, Lucretia 773Morriss, Sara H 772Mother, Our 145Munson, Abi Smith 746Munson, Charles B 351Munson, Fanny 647Munson, Heman 745Munson, Henry B 472Munn, David L 223Munn, Susan 223                       NNettleton, Anne 352Nettleton, Elizabeth M 353Nettleton, Hannah 3Nettleton, Harriet E 924Nettleton, Infant son 348Nettleton, Isaac 348Nettleton, Jerusha 344Nettleton, John 341Nettleton, John H 353Nettleton, John (Lieut) 343Nettleton, Joseph 346, 909Nettleton, Judson 340Nettleton, John 910, 911Nettleton, Rosette 347Nettleton, Samuel H 350Nettleton, Susannah 342Nettleton, Wealthy 349Norris, William H 49Northrop, A M 277Northrop, Alfred M 277Northrop, Polly 277Norton, David A 463Norton, Sarah S 464Norton, Susan H 463                         0Osborn, Abby 497Osborn, Electa 426Osborn, Elizabeth 424Osborn, Hannah 426Osborn, Isaac 500Osborn, Jane 497Osborn, Lorrin 499

    Osborn, Martha E 498

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    Osborn, Sarah N 826Osborn, Walter G 496                          P Parker, Amasa 253Parker, Diadama 254Parker, Hannah 511Parker, Lucy Elizabeth 739Parsons, Harriet W 431Parsons, Kittie 432Partree, Abigail 930Partree, David 932Partree, Elizabeth N 792Partree, Ellen N. Dayton 644Partree, Hannah 324Partree, John 931Partree, Rhoda 933Peck, Ann Mary R 792Peck, Benjamin M (Deacon) 486Peck, Caroline J (Hickcox) 673Peck, Emeline 174Peck, Lyman A 791Peck, Isaac 793Peck, Mahala 962Peck, Mary 770Peck, Ozias 852Peck, Roxy 790Peck, Ruthama 771Peck, Sarah 838, 939Peck, Selima 486Peck, Simeon 839Percy, Jane 654Perry, Lois Ann 284Pitcher, Jerusha 64Platt, Betsey 322Platt, David D 322Platt, Elizabeth 320Platt, Elizabeth S 322Platt, Hannah Partree 323Platt, Hinman 323Platt, Jonas 321Platt, William M 322Pollard, Rachel 249Porter, Aethel 660Porter, Asa 543Porter, Catharine 863Porter, Deborah 543Porter, Edward E 733Porter, Ethel H 663Porter, Huldah 860Porter, Inf. dau's 661Porter, Levi G 862Porter, Martha 659Porter, Mercy 543Porter, Orra Bronson 979Porter, Philander 979Porter, Sally 662Potter, Edgar Mortimer 894Prince, Charles 871Prince, Charles C 871

    Prindle, David 467

    Prindle, Hope 467Prindle, Jonathan (Lieut) 466Prindle, Rachel 465Pritchard, Alma 560Pritchard, Asher 889Pritchard, Benjamin 561Pritchard, Benjamin Asher 919Pritchard, Edward 921Pritchard, Mary 920Pritchard, Mary E 920Pritchard, Nancy Hickox 563Pritchard, Polly 891Pritchard, Timothy 563Punderson, Thankful 688Punderson, William 690                       RRansom, Julia B 786Reynolds, Charlott 130Reynolds, Charlotte 131Richards, Asa 77Richards, Emeline 523Richards, Hannah 522Richards, Thomas (Lieut) 96Riggs, Charity 876Riggs, Thomas 875Roberts, Esther M 305Russell, Bennet G 513Russell Harlem 923Russell, Harriet L 923Russell, Nancy A Guernsey 514                       SScott, Aaron 133Scott, Abigail 17, 133Scott, Anna 19, 94, 383Scott, Charles 382Scott, Eber 132Scott, Eliazer 47Scott, Eliza 260Scott, Gersham 93Scott, Hannah Hawkes 44 Scott, Henry Nathan 449Scott, Hervy 528Scott Hezekiah 383Scott, Jonathan 44Scott, Jonathan (Lieut) 258Scott, John M 651, 653Scott, Lucy 24Scott, Margaret 237Scott, Mary 259Scott, Mary Ann 652Scott, Nathan 19Scott, Polly 380Scott, Rhoda B 552Scott, Roxcena 399Scott, Sally 20Scovil - Scovill - ScovilleScovil, Bethel 33Scovil, Cena 36


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    Scovil, Edward 658Scovil, Edward A 262Scovil, Edward (Capt) 657Scovil, Elizabeth 34Scovil, Elizabeth Brown 667Scovil, Hannah Richards 667Scovil, Martha 656Scovil, Ozro 872Scovil, Ruth 38Scovil, Sarah 92, 664Scovil, Selah 35Scovil, William 92, 665, 666Scovil, William (Lieut.) 667Scovill, Harriet 141Scovill, Julia 787Scovill, Polly 140Scoville, Melissent 309Seeley, Sarah 306Seymour, Abigail 492Seymour, Alexander D 768Seymour, Alma 484Seymour, Bela 403Seymour, Dinah 409Seymour, Ellen 404Seymour, Huldah 483Seymour, Inf. son 412Seymour, James H 485Seymour, Joash 411Seymour, Josah (Capt) 406Seymour, Josiah (Capt) 407Seymour, Margaret 408Seymour, Mehetable 545Seymour, Richard 405Seymour, Sally 546Seymour, Samuel 541, 545Seymour, Sarah B 766Seymour, Shelden 483Seymour, Susannah Abiah 767Seymour, William Riley 410Skilton, Avery 414Skilton, Henry (Dr.) 415Skilton, John 457Skilton, Julia 456Skilton, Martha 338Skilton, Mary 473Skilton, Parthenia 413Skilton, Tabitha 416Skilton, Wealthy M 286Smith, Abi 746Smith, Abigail 760Smith, Comfort N 762Smith, Elizabeth 433Smith, Garrit 874Smith, Hector 764Smith, James Fanton 433Smith, John 159Smith, Josiah 849Smith, Nabby 761, 763Smith, Permelia 850Smith, Ruamer 160Smith, Sarah 823, 874

    Smith, Wait 822

    Smith, William W 824

    Southmayd, Dorcas 313Southmayd, Samuel 312Southmayd, Samuel W 308Southmayd, Sarah 310Southmayd, William S 311Spencer, Mary C 934Sperry, Jerusha 856Sperry, Lyman 853Sperry, Philo 855Sperry, Ruben Smith 573Steel, Elijah 509Steel, Fanny 122Steel, Hannah 510Steel, Mercy 16Stoddard, Adaline S 84Stoddard, Ama 421Stoddard John (Lieut) 419Stoddard, Mary 420Stoddard, Phebe 423Stoddard Samson 418Stoddard, Samuel 422Stoddard, Sarah 803Stoddard, Susan F 84Stoddard, Susanna 915Stoddard, Susanna S 345Stoddard, Wells 802Strickland, Amy 841Strickland, Samuel 841Stiles, Diadama 944                       TTaylor, Abigail 557Taylor, Eliud 554Taylor, Mary 555Taylor, Susan C 556Thomas, Miranda 747Thompson, Wyatt 48Titus, Amos 633Titus, Betsy 333Titus, Loly 634Tolles, Abigail 56Tolles, Amarilla 213Tolles, Ira 212Tolles, Nehemiah 57Tolles, Nehemiah, Jr 58Tomlinson, Rachel 249Treadway, Mary Aurilla 700Trumbull, John (Rev'd) 69Tuttle, Alma 494Tuttle, Austin 493Tuttle, Azuba 769Tuttle, James (Capt ) 494Twichell, Edgar A 166Tyler, Abigal, R 459Tyler, Erastus 461Tyler, Henry G 462Tyler, Polly A 460Tyrel, John A 539Tyrel, Sarah M 539Tyrell, Esther T 540


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    Wakeman, Ruhamah (Hotchkiss) 851Warner, Chloe 364Warner, Joseph 365Warner, Joseph, W 366Warner, Julia 601Warner, Lovicy 367Warren, Abigail 67Warren, Ann Mead 527Warren, Clarenda 599Warren, Edward 524Warren, Mary 526Warren, Shelden 525Warren, Truman 525Watson, Geo. Herbert (Rev) 949Watson, Mary Lavina 949Watson, Mary Lavinia 950Watson, William (Rev.) 949Watson, Wm. Chester 949Webster, Silence 512Webster, Tola (Capt) 512Weller, Ellen M 916Weller, Malvina L 751Welton, Abigail 62Welton, Adaline E 294Welton, Alma 376Welton, Caroline 222Welton, Clarinda 280Welton, Edward J 281Welton, Eli 297Welton, Ezekiel 373Welton, George 278Welton, Hannah 372Welton, Hiram 220Welton, James 827Welton, Jonathan 280Welton, Josiah 63Welton, Julia 279, 282Welton, Lovicy 596Welton, Mary 375, 595 828Welton, Polly M 221Welton, Reuben 597Welton, Rhoda 297,598Welton, Sarah 374Welton, Sarah M 434Welton, Statira 398Welton, Thomas 595Wheeler, Daniel 136Wheeler, James (Deacon) 390Wheeler, Mary 391

    Wheeler, Phebe 389

    Whitney, Isaac 685

    Williams, Charlotte Elizabeth 842Williams, Eliza 627Williams, Hannah 627Williams, James 151Williams, Ury 395Wilmot, Medad 250Wilson, Eliza Ann 377Woodruff, Andrew Lambert 938Woodruff, Charles 531Woodruff, Clark 961Woodruff, Comfort 162Woodruff, Elijah B 328Woodruff, Esther 936Woodruff Frederick N 940Woodruff: Hannah 161, 535Woodruff, Isaac 54, 530Woodruff, Jane Ann 913, 914Woodruff, Jemima 327Woodruff John (Capt) 536Woodruff, Jonas Roderick 937Woodruff, Levi 488Woodruff, Lodime Clark 529Woodruff, Martha A Beardslee 940Woodruff, Merit N 164Woodruff, Nancy E 939Woodruff, Nathaniel 935Woodruff, Samuel 326Woodruff, Sarah 163Woodruff, Welthy 469Woodruff, Wealthy B 960Woodward, Abby 184Woodward: Abel (Capt) 905 Woodward, Abigail 906, 907Woodward, Amanda M 305Woodward, Amelia 137Woodward, Asa 648, 897Woodward, David (Capt) 181Woodward, Dotha 912Woodward, Elijah 898Woodward, Esther 896Woodward, Israel 908Woodward, Israel (Capt) 906Woodward, John 138, 901Woodward, Laura 299Woodward Lucy 224,904Woodward Lydia 182,185,900Woodward: Margery 899Woodward, Rachel 650Woodward, Russel 225Woodward, Samuel W 183

    Wooster, Anna 963

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    Caleb Northrop


    JEFFERSON - was formed from Blenheim, Feb. 12, 1803. A part of Summit was taken off in 1819. It is on the S. line of the co., near the S.W. corner. Its surface is a hilly upland, the principal summits being about 1,000 ft. above the valleys and 2,000 ft. above tide. Mine Hill, in the extreme S. part, is estimated to be 3,200 ft. above tide. A high ridge extending N.E. and S.W. through near the center forms the watershed between Delaware and Mohawk Rivers. Utsyanthia Lake is a small sheet of water on the S. line.* The soil is a gravelly and clayey loam. Jefferson, (p.v.,) near the center, contains 2 churches and 25 houses. Morseville, in the N. part, is a p.o. The first settlements were made, in different parts of the town, in 1794.** The first preacher was Rev. Stephen Fenn.

    *This lake is 1,800 ft. above tide. It is often mentioned in old documents, and was an angle in the bounds of Albany co. in colonial times. It is the source of the W. branch of the Delaware.

    **Amos and Caleb Northrop settled in the E. part; Samuel and Noah Judson, near Utsyanthia Lake; Henry Shelmerdine and James McKenzie, on West Kil; Stephen Marvin, Erastus Judd, and Aaron Jones, near the village. These were mostly from New England. The first marriage was that of Marvin Judd and Lois Gibbs, Aug. 1800; and the first death, that or Elsie Judd, in June 1799. Heman Hickok taught the first school, in 1799. Canfield Coe kept the first inn, in 1794; and Rodman Lewis the first store in 1800. Stephen Judd built the first sawmill, in 1796; and Heman Hickok the first gristmill, in 1799. Eli Jones built the first tannery, in 1810.


  • ID: I1122 Name: Sarah FRISBIE 1 2 3Birth: 1756 Christening: 1756 Branford, CT Death: 24 FEB 1840 in Cass co., MI
  • Note: In 1827 she signed a document transferring all of her assets to her son, Amos Frisbie Northrop, in exchange for him agreeing to support her the rest of her life. In 1838 she moved with him from Middleton, VT to Cass county, MI.

    Father: Amos FRISBIE b: 17 FEB 1729 in Branford, CT
    Mother: Mary LUDDINGTON

    Marriage 1 Asahel DUTTON b: 2 FEB 1753 in Wallingford, New Haven, Cn c: 4 FEB 1756 Married: 3 NOV 1772 in Woodbury, CTChildren
    1. Has Children Asahel E. DUTTON b: ABT 1774 in CT
    2. Has No Children Elias DUTTON b: ABT 1775
      Marriage 2 Samuel NORTHROP b: 18 OCT 1755 in Milford, CT Married: 3 JUN 1779 in Washington, CTChildren
      1. Has No Children Amos Frisbie NORTHROP b: 4 JAN 1799 in Middleton, Rutland, VT


    Text: The evidence that Asahel Dutton and Sarah Frisbie were the parents of Asahel E. Dutton is circumstantial, but highly pursuasive:
    1.Asahel and Sarah's birth dates and marriage date are appropriate for them being the parents of the younger Asahel.
    2. The fact that both men had the same name is an obvious clue.
    3. The younger Asahel named one of his sons James Frisbie Dutton. James Frisbie was the name of one of Sarah's brothers.
    4. James Frisbie shared a claim to land in Bradford county, Pennsylvania with Solomon Moss, who was the father-in-law of the younger Asahel Dutton.
    5. The families of both the suspected parents and Asahel E. Dutton all moved to Poultney, VT. Sarah Frisbie and 4 of her brothers moved to the Poultney area when the younger Asahel was a young child. Further, the sister of the elder Asahel, Lois Dutton, moved to Poultney. The first docuement event involving the younger Asahel was his moving from Poultney in 1800. Text: Edward Frisbie of Branford and His Descendants, by Nora G. Frisbie. Published 1984 by Gateway Press, Inc.

    Text: Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus, published by Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY, 1923

    ID: I578724438
    Name: Wright NORTHROP (s/0 Jeremiah & Hannah Benedict)
    Birth: 1730 Brookfield 1 2
    Death: Wft Est 1749-1821 1 2
    m. 1755 Anna Benedict b: 22 Feb 1730 in Ridgefield d. 1806 Brookfield (d/o Matthew Benedict & Ruth Keeler)
    Has No Children Andrew Northrop b: 1758 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT
    Has No Children Waite Northrop b: 12 May 1765 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT
    Has No Children John Northrop b: 14 Jan 1772 in Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT

    maybe kids after 1772?

    ID: I4735
    Name: Isaac NORTHROP wife NOT hannah olmstead died 1810
    Birth: in South Salem, New York
    Death: Apr 1812
    son Amos perhaps a daughter?

    ID: I03885
    Name: Elihu Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 (s/o Benjamin and Sara Platt)
    Birth: ABT. FEB 1746/47 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    Death: UNKNOWN
    Baptism: 16 FEB 1746/47 Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    m. Keziah Seeley (b: 1747 in New Milford) 1767 in New Milford
    ch b VT Strafford last 1774
    possibility of a later child?

    ID: I30700
    Name: John NORTHROP(s/o William and Mary Peck)
    Birth: 17 JUN 1703 in Milford,New Haven Co., CT
    Death: 2 MAY 1794 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,CT
    m.Rebeckah (Rebecca) Roberts b: ABT 1708 in Ridgefield
    last child b. 1746
    M. 2 Elizabeth Married: BEF 1789
    a child with Elizabeth?

    ID: I2149
    Name: Thomas Northrop ( s/o Thomas Northrup b: 5 DEC 1727 in Ridgefield, Ridgebury - farmer & laborer
    Mother: Rachel [mother Bouton/Boulton] Morehouse b: 11 FEB 1726/27)
    ??married Clary/Clarissa Cone in 1783??
    Birth: 26 SEP 1751 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, CT
    Death: 3 JUN 1807 in North Salem, Westchester, New York, Bur.N. Salem Cemetery
    Event: Misc. See Note Page
    Note: Graves not marked at cemetery.
    m. 1770 .Melicent Keeler b: 11 JUN 1753 in Ridgefield
    d. 1836 N. salem
    Has No Children Rachel Northrup b: 5 MAR 1772 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. pulling
    Has Children Lydia Northrup b: 4 APR 1774 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY m. Riggs
    Has Children Lewis Northrup b: 17 JAN 1791 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT m. polly smith
    Has No Children Betsey Northrup b: 8 JAN 1793 in North Salem, New London Co., CT m. BloomerBig time break ? other children

    # ID: I03883
    # Name: Nathaniel Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 6
    # Sex: M
    # ALIA: Nathaniel * /Northrop/
    # Birth: 1740 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    # Death: 1 MAY 1812 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2
    # Military Service: 1776 Served (American Revolutionary War), enlisted in Captain Gamaliel Northrup's Co. 7 8Father: Benjamin Northrup b: 1696 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
    Mother: Sarah Platt b: 5 MAR 1703/04 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT her sister Phoebe m to Jonathan Sanford b: 13 Jul 1704 Marriage 1 Esther Gould b: ABT. 1742 in Redding, Fairfield Co., CT     * Married: 10 NOV 1767 in Redding, Fairfield Co., CT 6 OR     * Married: 10 NOV 1767 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2Children   1. Has No Children Nancy Northrop b: 1 FEB 1769 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       2. Has No Children Grace Northrop b: 24 JUL 1771 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       3. Has Children Samuel Northrop b: 1773 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       4. Has No Children Susan Northrop b: ABT. 1775 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       5. Has Children Jerusha Northrop b: 1778 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       6. Has Children Hezekiah Northrop b: 1 FEB 1780 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
       7. Has No Children Esther Ann Northrop b: ABT. 1785 in Newtown, CT
       8. Has Children Andrew Northrop b: 10 SEP 1790 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT

    Marriage 2 Rebecca Baldwin b: ABT. 1745     * Married: AFT. 1790 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 2                 

    Francis Bradley (Bradley connection)
    Francis' great granddaughter m. Marriage 1 Abraham Northrup b: 25 NOV 1770 in New Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT Married: 24 APR 1798 in VT Children
    1. Has No Children David Northrup b: 26 JAN 1799 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Andrew Burr Northrup b: 17 MAY 1800 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Johanna Burr Northrup b: 3 MAY 1802 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas Children Andrew Bradley Northrup b: 5 MAR 1804 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Esther H. Northrup b: 9 DEC 1806 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Polly Burr Northrup b: 29 JUN 1807 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Amanda Northrup b: 14 SEP 1809 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Abraham Northrup b: 30 OCT 1811 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children David Northrup b: 5 JUL 1814Has No Children Jane Esther Northrup b: 24 JUN 1816 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VTHas No Children Grace Northrup b: 30 OCT 1818 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
    2. Has No Children Jonathan Northrup b: 6 JUN 1822 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT


    below from Bradley family genealogy http://www.retrowildcat.com/bradley.html

    The beautiful country of Fairfield county so impressed Francis that he immediately began making plans to settle there. Although he went to Branford in 1657 and remained there for a time, he made his settlement in Fairfield county in 1660. He married Ruth Barlow, daughter of John Barlow. He purchased the house and homestead lot of 2 1/2 acres from William Hayden of Greenfield Hills in March, 1666. ... Francis secured large tracts of land in these different allotments, and his land extended from Green Field hill north of the Aspetuch River and to the north of Saugatuck. These parcels were known as the "Bradley Lands". Francis lived for a long time on what was called the "Long Lot" and other parcels of land assigned to him.

    In 1790 Captain Charles Pond, a seafaring man, who had commanded the " New Defense" in 1779 as a privateer, and others engaged in trade, shipbuilding and merchandising, as Charles Pond & Co. In 1793 they built the wharf on Gulf Neck, where is now the Merwin oyster industry. In 1811 Adam Pond, a son of Captain Charles Pond, and others formed the firm of Pond, Fowler & Co., and continued in trade until 1823. He was a successful foreign trader, and was well known among the shippers of New York. Pond, Baldwin & Co. were also in trade until 1814, when the firm was dissolved. Later came Miles, Strong & Miles, who were largely engaged in the shipping trade until the failure of the firm in 1821, since which time there has been but little foreign trade with Milford. Ships were built at Milford as early as 1690, by Bethuel Langstaff, who that year built a 150-ton brig for Alexander Bryan. In 1695 he built another vessel for Boston parties. The " Sea Flower," built for Richard Bryan, was launched in 1717, and from that time, for a little more than one hundred years ship- building was one of the leading industries of the town. Nearly every * Lambert. HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. 229 trader built his own vessels, and several yards were maintained at the village. A few small vessels were also built at Wheeler's Farm, on the Housatonic. About 1760 Eli Gunn came to Milford and had a ship yard near his residence. In later times the principal ship yard was on the east side of the harbor, below Fowler's mill. Another yard was on the west side, between Dock lane and Wharf street. Among the master builders were Isaac Jones, called " Boss " Jones, and "Boss" John Rhodes. As ship carpenters there were, among others, John Hepburn, William Tibbals, Newton Northrup, Nathan Bristol, John Bump, Samuel Greene, John Bassett, John Rood, Caleb Northrup, Isaac Bristol, Samuel B. Gunn and Asa Gunn. Other ship builders were William Durand, David and William Atwater, Abraham Tomlinson and Farrand Clark. Captain Noah Kelsey, who had a shop near the Episcopal church, made many of the vessel irons used. Two of the last vessels of any size launched were the " Isabella," in 1818, and the " Marcellus," in 1820. This was built for Captain David P. Halsey, but was sold to Captain Nathan Gillett. The builders were W. H. Fowler and D. L. Baldwin. The venerable John W. Fowler says that in the period of Milford's greatest commercial activity, for about thirty years, ending in 1820, the following vessels were owned in Milford and sailed from that port: Ships: " Hesperus," by Pond, Baldwin & Co.; " Garune," by Miles, Strong & Miles; " Chase," "Vaucher," " Hamlet," by Stephen A. and Isaac Treat. Brigs: " Charles," " Susan," " Martha," " Pond," by Pond, Baldwin & Co.; " Calena," " Behurin,"by Tomlinson & Clark; " Wepo- wage," " Milford," by Miles, Strong & Miles; " Friendship," " Thomas," by S. A. & I. Treat; " Patriot," by William Durand. The schooners built or sailing from Milford in the interests of the above were more than a dozen in number, and there was about the same number of sloops. A number of seafaring men dwelt at Milford, and it has been esti- mated that the casualties of such a life caused more than one hundred persons to find their last resting places in the waters of the mighty deep. It should be noted in this connection that an unusual propor- tion of Milford's seamen became the commanders of their vessels, which commends the bravery and the intelligence of this class of citi- zens. Indeed, some of the best people of the town followed the sea, and "at one time nearly every house contained a retired sea captain or the memory of one." Among those who rose to the rank of captain were: Benedict Bull, James Bull, Freeman Bassett, Mix Bradley, Philip Bull, Nehemiah Bristol, Edward Brown, William Coggeshall, Farrand Clark, Freegift Coggeshall, Charles Coggeshall, William Coggeshall, 230 HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. Tr., George Coggeshall,* Isaac Dickinson, Samuel Dickinson, William Davidson, Howe Davidson, Samuel Davis, David Foster, Joseph Green, William Glenney, James Hitchcock, Richard Hepburn, David Hepburn, John Hepburn, William Larrabee. Daniel Miles, Isaac Miles, Daniel Mallory, Benajah Mallory, Robert Meadows, William Nott, Charles Pond, Charles H. Pond, Adam Pond, Peter Pond, Samuel Peck, Dan Peck, Joel Plumb, James Riley, Josiah Rogers, Stephen Stow, Anthony Stow, Samuel Stow, Samuel Stow, 2d, Phineas Stow, William Sanford, Frederick Stow, Elisha H. Stow, Henry Turner, Isaac Treat, William Tomlinson, Samuel Tibbals, David Treat, Stephen Trowbridge. In the ordinary lines of merchandising, Abraham Tomlinson & Co. were in trade at the beginning of the century, and in 1802 David L. Baldwin was one of their clerks. He became one of Milford's mer- chants, and was in trade until 1854. Contemporary with him latterly were Mark Tibbals, John W. Merwin and A. Clark. Nathan Fenn, a later merchant, was killed by burglars who entered his store. P. S. Bristol and the Cornwalls were merchants of a later period, the latter continuing and having as contemporaries the Fords, Platts, Shepherds and Buckinghams.

    ORGANIZED as a parish in 1791 and incorporated a town in 1807, Middlebury received its name from the fact that it occupies a middle position between Waterbury and Southbury, from which it was mainly formed. On the north is Watertown, and northwest Woodbury, in Litchfield county; south and southeast are Oxford and Naugatuck. The town is small, being less than five miles square, with greater length north and south. The surface is elevated and broken by high hills, the chief ones being Mount Fair, on the east, Sandy Hill, on the south, and Breakneck in the northwestern part. The latter, tradition says, received its name in the times of the revo- lution, when General Lafayette, with his command, passed over it on his way from the east to the Hudson river country. In descending the steep hill, one of the oxen used in transporting goods, fell and broke his neck — hence the name. It is a fact, however, that the name Breakneck was applied to that locality many years before the revolution,* and was, no doubt, suggested by its perpendicular appearance, as viewed from some directions. Many huge rocks are scattered over the surface of the town, or appear in ledges. Most of them are granite. There are fine lands in some localities, which have been well improved. In other parts the soil is not susceptible of successful tillage, being rough and sterile, but has been used for grazing pur- poses. Nearly the entire drainage is into the Naugatuck and the Housa- tonic. Into the latter stream flows the Eight Mile brook, being the boundary line on the west and the outlet of Quassepaug lake or pond. This is a beautiful sheet of water, with pleasant surroundings which have caused it to become a place of resort. Southeast is Kissawaug or Long Meadow pond, whose outlet, flowing into the Naugatuck, is Towantic brook. Hop brook, flowing into the same stream several miles farther north, drains the northeastern part of the town, having *See Cothren's " History of Woodbury." 75S HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. as affluents a number of small brooks. Numerous springs abound in the town. Nearly all the present territory of Middlebury was included in the Mattatuck purchase and the early history is closely connected with that of Woodbury and Waterbury. Settlements were not made as early as in the localities along the Naugatuck and the Pomperaug and by far the greatest influx was after the revolution. Among those who claim pioneer distinction were the Bronsons, in the Breakneck section, where, in 1707, was born in the family of Isaac Bronson, the first white child. This also received the name of Isaac, who became a well-known citizen of that part of the town and was the great-grand- father of Julius Bronson, born in the same locality in 1807, and who was, in 1890, one of the few surviving old men in the town. The Bronsons were numerous and influential; but few have remained in Middlebury. Here the Abbott family settled later and descendants occupy some of the old places improved many years ago. The Tyler family lived west of the Bronsons, in what is to this day called the Tylertown district. Here was born the Reverend Bennett Tyler, D. D., who became famous as one of the old school theologians, and was president of Dartmouth College. Ebenezer Smith was nearer the outlet of the Quassepaug, locating there about 1720. He had sons named Ebenezer, Samuel and Daniel, the former serving in the revolution. For many years they were lead- ing men in that part of the town, in which some of the Tuttles also settled in 1740, and became active in affairs of the community. In the southern part of the town David Wooster settled about the same time. He opened a good farm and made fine improvements. The Wooster house, built before the revolution, still remains in a good state of preservation. Historic interest attaches to it on account of the fact that Chauncey Judd was there confined several days after the robbery of Captain Dayton, of Bethany,* in the revolution. The prop- erty still belongs to the Wooster family. In 1800, or soon after, there lived in Middlebury, James Tyler, Ash- bel Munson, Abner Munson, Thaddeus Bronson, Elisha Blackman, James Porter, Jonathan Sanford, Titus Bronson, Thomas B. Wooster, Philo Bronson, Gad Bristol, Anson Tuttle, Ephraim Tuttle, Jairus Bronson, Roswell Tyler, Jacob Hall, Beers Radford, Job Wheeler, Daniel Abbott, Eli Thompson, Ebenezer Smith, Jr., Daniel Tyler, Jr., Aaron Benedict, Ebenezer Richardson, David Hine, Adonijah Scott, Samuel Benham. Jr., Daniel Wooster, Thomas Mallory, Ezekiel Stone, John Stone, Phineas Benham, Eli Hine, David Wooster, Japhet Ben- ham, Amos Benham, Enos Bradley, David Porter, Alexander Hine, Nathaniel Richardson, Simon Manville, Asahel Bronson, Augustus Peck, Roswell Bronson, John Bradley, Truman Stoddard, Horace Bronson, Daniel Tyler, Samuel Porter, Hezekiah Clark, Josiah Porter, *See account of Bethany. HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. 759 John Manville, Enos Gunn, David Mallory, Gamaliel Fenn, Edward Smith, Jr., Samuel Merrill, Jesse Roberts, Jonas Bronson, Marcus Bronson, Caleb Munson, Lambert Munson, Seth Bronson, Benjamin Hine, Larmon Townsend, Asa Wheeler, David Abbott, Jacob Scott, Samuel Fenn, John Northrup, Uri Manville, Isaac Bronson, David Mallory, Gideon Piatt, Thomas Riggs, Amos Camp, John Gunn, Asa Fenn, David Hungerford, Mark Mead, William Bassett, A. M. Northrup, Stephen Stone, Agur Bassett, Andrew Clark, Hezekiah Peck, Anson Piatt, Philo Scott, Miles Newton, Henry Tyler, Alvin Tuttle, Mark Stone, Joseph Munson, Laban Hine, Nathan Clark, Caleb Nettleton, Calvin Camp, Leonard Bronson, Manville Scott, William H. Smith, Erastus Tyler, Abraham Osborne, Azubah Munson, Larmon G. Town- send, Charles Townsend, Anson Piatt, Henry Townsend, Horace Man- ville, Ira Mallory, Garry Scott, Stephen S. Hawley, Chester Riggs, Al- vin Hine, Garry Wooster, Elihu Baldwin and James Williams. In the last 50 years the character of 'the population has been changed, many of the old families becoming extinct and a new ele- ment coming in. The inhabitants are also less in number than 50 years ago, being less than 700. Middlebury was incorporated as a town by an act of the October, 1807, general assembly, on the petition of Ebenezer Smith and others of the Society of Middlebury, in the towns of Waterbury, Woodbury and Southbury. The petition was filed April 24th, 1807, and the prayer was that the bounds of the town should be the same as those of the parish of Middlebury. The towns of Woodbury and Southbury consented to the incorporation without protest, but Waterbury objected, as the arrangement would deprive it of some of its best citizens. The question of the relative support of the poor and the maintenance of the bridges on division lines was left for decision to a commission com- posed of Andrew Hull and Rufus Hitchcock, of Cheshire: Josiah Dudley, of Derby, and Mark Harrison, of Wolcott. This committee was to meet at Beecher's inn, at Naugatuck, in December, 1807. The Ecclesiastical Society of Middlebury was created by the gen- eral assembly December 29th, 1790, and the new parish was made to embrace parts of Woodbury, Waterbury and Southbury. The meet- ing for organization was held January 27th, 1791, and arrangements were soon made for preaching services. Provision was also made for building a meeting house. A frame structure, 38 by 54 feet, was put up in 1793, and was used early the following year. It was last occu- pied May 5th, 1839, when it was taken down and the erection of the present edifice begun. This was dedicated April 29th, 1840, and cost, as then arranged, $3,438.41. It was at that time regarded as a fine place of worship, but subsequent improvements have modernized it and made it more attractive. A parsonage on an adjoining lot af- fords a comfortable home. The members of the society were not constituted a church until February 10th, 1796, when the following 12 persons entered into cov- enant relations: Josiah Bronson, Isaac Bronson, Thomas Richardson, Nathan Osborn, Samuel Chatfield, Seth Bronson, James Tyler, Titus Bronson, Elijah Bronson, Josiah Bronson, Jr., Eunice Richardson, Elizabeth Osborn. At this time Josiah Bronson was chosen as the clerk of the church. On the following March 22d, 24 more persons were added to the membership of the church, the males being Daniel Tyler, John Stone and John Thompson. Among the females were the wives of Isaac Bronson, Josiah Bronson, James Tyler, James Manville, Samuel Chat- field, Seth Bronson, Elijah Bronson, Eli Bronson, Nathaniel Richard- son, Thomas Barnes, Asa Lyman, Daniel Tyler, Eli Thompson, Amos 764 HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. Curtis, John Thomson, Josiah Bronson, Jr., Ezekiel Tuttle, Reuben Webb, Roswell Bronson. The deacons appointed this year were Na- than Osborn and Seth Bronson. In 1799 15 persons were enrolled as members, and in 1800, 37 joined. For the next dozen years, but a few joined each year, but in 1814, 26 joined, and in 1817, 28. A like number were added in 1822. In the three years following 1830, about 100 persons entered into fel- lowship. In 1842 there was another period of revival, some 25 persons joining ; about the same number were added in 1855, and nearly double that number joined in 1868. In 1889 the church had 91 mem- bers, of whom 30 were reported as living outside of the bounds of the parish. The church had no regular minister until the Reverend Ira Hart was ordained and installed November 6th, 179S. He was dismissed April 5th, 1809, and was succeeded by the Reverend Mark Mead, or- dained and installed November 4th, 1809, and dismissed March 30th, 1830; Jason Atwater, installed October 20th, 1830, and dismissed October 15th, 1845; George P. Prudden, as stated supply, from Decem- ber, 1845, to March 30th, 1851; Joel R. Arnold, as stated supply, from December 1st, 1851, to March, 1854; R. J. Cone, as stated supply, from June 3d, 1854, to December 16th, 1855; Jonathan S. Judd, installed June 25th, 1856, and died during his pastorate, May 11th, 1864; Clin- ton Clark, as stated supply, commencing June 1st, 1865. He was sud- denly taken ill September 23d, 1871, and died on the highway between the farms of Eli and Jerad Bronson. Reverend David Breed began preaching in May,1872, and was install- ed October 17th, the same year. He resigned October 30th, 1876, and was the last regular pastor. The ministers since that time have been stated supplies, as follows: H. G. Marshall, from June 1st, 1877, to June 7th, 1885; William J. Murphy, from October 4th, 18S5, to November 6th, 1887; Myron A. Munson, from May 28th, 1888, to November 25th, same year; William F. Avery, since December 17th, 1888. Those elected to the office of deacon were, in 1796, Nathan Osborn and Seth Bronson, the latter serving until his death in 1828; John Stone, 1799-1834; Ebenezer Richardson, 1818-26; Sherman Curtis, 1825-48; Leonard Bronson, 1833-50; Daniel Clark, 1833-6; Giles A. Gaylord, 1836-42; Robert H. Bronson, 1845-52; Joseph P. Piatt, 1852- 63; Marcus Bronson, 1853-6; Gillman E. Hill, 1856-79;* Gould S. Clark, 1864 to present time; Lewis B. Tucker, 1872-6; J. C. Scovill, 1877-87;* David M. Fenn, 1888 to present time; Frederick G. Scott, 1888 to pres- ent time. Doctor M. De Forest is clerk of the parish and treasurer of the several funds created for the maintenance of the church work. The oldest of these, the "Ministerial Fund," was begun March 17th, 1790, and was raised to £1,086, or about $3,621. The contributions varied *Died in office. HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. 765 from £1 to ^105, the latter being given by Benjamin Munson. Josiah Bronson was the treasurer of this so-called "Bank for the support of the Gospel in Middlebury." In 1890 this fund amounted to $3,725. A second or new fund was raised by "The Middlebury Fund Company," organized January 13th, 1814, and originally amounted to $1,136. Philo Bronson was clerk of this fund and was succeeded by Ebenezer Smith, Robert Camp and Doctor De Forest, in the order named. The Sabbath school connected with the church has 75 members en- rolled, and D. M. Fenn is the superintendent. It is said that Jesse Lee visited the town as early as 1790* and preached the doctrines of Methodism; that eight years later Peter Van Ness came, and was followed, in 1800, by James Coleman; by Ebenezer Woodburn, in 1803; Phineas Pierce, in 1808; Gad Smith, in 1812; and Billy Hibbard, in 1815. They held meetings at the houses of Daniel and David Abbott; in a barn and cider mill, near Tylertown; at the Breakneck school house, and more latterly at the academy at the Cen- ter. As a result a number of persons were converted and the pres- ent Methodist church thus early had its beginning. Among the early members were: at the first period named, Daniel Abbott; in 1806, Thomas B. Wooster, Jacob Hall, Ephraim Tuttle, Joseph Mun- son, Lucinda Wooster Munson; in 1810, James Wooster and Nancy his wife, the former a very pious man and the latter also abounding in good works which were richly attested in her legacy of $1,500. In 1812 or 1813, David Abbott and Sarah Tyler, his wife, became Meth- odists, the latter leaving the Congregational church, much against the will of her parents and friends. For many years this worthy couple were leading Methodists, and their son, Ira, was a minister from 1839 until 1875. Another son, Alvin, also preached a short time. Four grandsons followed in the same steps, viz.: Larmon W. Abbott, Alvin V. R. Abbott (son of Alvin Abbott), Bennett F. Abbott (son of Ira Abbott) and Joseph W. Munson. Daniel Wooster also became a Meth- odist minister. In 1814, among the additions were Daniel Wooster, Almira Wheeler, Aunt "Becky" Buckley, so wonderfully gifted in prayer, and Aunt "Becky" Tuttle. In about 1818 the additions were Ruth Mallory, Anson Tuttle, Philo Woodruff, Eliza and Mary Northrup Harriet and Lucy Munson, Susan Tyler, Willis Treat, Joseph Wheeler, Joel Atwood, John Northrup and Truman Wooster. For a period of ten years the growth was slow and some members removed; but in 1831, under the preaching of Heman Bangs, there was a renewed interest and the purpose of building a church was now formed. In 1832 James Wooster leased a lot of land at the Center on which to build the house of worship. On this lot the district school house stood and there was some objection to the Methodists occupying it, but these were overruled. The school house was moved ♦From account by Anson F. Abbott. 766 HISTORY OF NEW HAVEN COUNTY. and good fellowship with the opposing Congregationalists was soon established. The building, begun in 1832, was not completed for sev- eral years, when it was occupied at a cost of $3,000. It is a plain, al- most square structure, having a two-story appearance so as to afford gallery room. In 1878 it was thoroughly improved at an outlay of about $500, and a parsonage, near by, was purchased for $1,000. The principal actors in this movement were Nelson J. Hayes, H. W. Munson, Ira Abbott, Lewis Tyrrell, Levings Abbott, Harriet L. Gaylord and Charity S. Fisher, a few only of whom lived in 1890. The house has a most beautiful location and the surroundings are fairly well kept. The property is valued at $4,500.


    Daniel Keeler, born about 1695 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, died about 1764 in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT; married about 1730 Hannah Whitney, born 5 November 1707 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. After Daniel's death, she married 2 July 1766 in New Canaan, Samuel Betts of Wilton.
    • ID: I2647 Name: Heth (Heath) Northrup 1 2 3 Sex: M 4 Birth: 30 MAY 1754 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 4 1 5 6 Death: 1807 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 4 7 8 Burial: Center Cemetery, Milford, New Haven Co., CT 4 Note: 9 Soldier in Revolutionary War, his wife drew a pension. Married "on the day he marched away to war."
    • Change Date: 16 JUN 2005

      Father: Joseph Northrup b: 6 Feb 1697/98 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
      Mother: Ruth Allen b: 1700 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT

      Marriage 1 Anna Newton b: 1759 Children
      1. Has Children Newton Northrup b: 26 MAY 1781 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Elizabeth Ann Northrup b: 7 MAY 1783 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Ephraim Northrup b: 15 NOV 1786 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Abner Northrup b: 28 JUL 1788 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Mercy Northrup b: 25 APR 1791 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Wheeler Northrup b: 7 OCT 1793 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Luther Northrup b: 17 AUG 1796 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
      2. Has Children Andrew Northrup b: 12 JAN 1800 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT

    An Ira from the confusing Isaac Ridgefield/South Salem line

    • Name: Jeremiah Northrup 1 2 Sex: M ALIA: Jeremiah /Northrop/ Birth: 7 MAY 1801 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Death: 5 AUG 1855 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Residence: Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT Occupation: Farmer and comb-maker
    • ADDR: Brookfield, Fairfield Co.

      Father: Jonah Northrup b: 1771 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
      Mother: Harriet Nash b: ABT. 1773

      Marriage 1 Mary Curtis b: ABT. 1810 in Southbury, CT Married: 1830 2Children
      1. Has Children Ira Curtis Northrop b: 4 JUN 1831 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CTHas Children William Lewis Northrop b: 3 NOV 1832 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CTHas Children Francis Jerome Northrop b: 15 MAR 1834 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
      2. Has Children Mary Eliza Northrop b: 2 FEB 1839 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT

    Newtown 1840It appears most of the remaining Northrops in Newtown are the children of Alanson and Lydia Hull Northrop He died in 1812 was thrown from a horse when cyrenius as ~ 17, Lydia Ann ~ 13, Elizur ~ 5

    Also Walter (Peter)

    1830 Netown Huldah is prob widow of Hezekiah (Nathaniel[benjamin<Jeremiah] & Esther Gould)
    1840 Nabby is prob Mable Abigail Baldwin widow of John1772<John1732 & Lois
    Heman is son of Oliver (Alanson Jeremiah line) & Nancy Northrop(john<John & lois)
    1830 Newtown Polly age 60-70 b 1760-1770 prob Polly Underhill Northrop widow of David son of William1734 & Elizabeth(Northrop Northrup - Jonathan line)
    1840 Newtown Abigail prob wid of Nelson(john<John & Lois) prev m.1 Walker b: ABT. 1790 Married: BEF. 1834 2

    history of derbyJOSTAH, son of Henry and Eunice Whitney; m. Hannah, dau. of Capt. Joseph Riggs in 1784, and dwelt in Derby; was commander of a vessel in the South American trade; was cast away in 1794, and died in consequence of his sufferings in Demarara, in August of that year. She afterwards m. Philo Northrop of Woodbridge and had two Children: Deborah Ann Northrop and George Northrop. Children:
    47. Hannah, b. June 20, 1785; m. Aug. 10, 1805, Henry Remer, who carried on a large business as shoe-maker in Derby until May, 1827, when they removed to Seneca Falls, N. Y.
    48. Maria, b. Mar. 14, 1787; m. George Finley, grandson of Rev. Samuel Finley, D. D., of New Jersey. He d. at Bridgeport. She d. at Tremont, N. Y.
    49. Josiah Clark, b. Apr. 1, 1789; m. in 1811, Esther E. Mosier of Derby; was a cooper; d. in New York; she d. in Trumbull, Conn., in 1873.
    50. Martha, b. Mar. 26, 1792; m. Mar. 4, 1808, at Hinesburgh, Vt., Jonathan Stone, where they resided; had family.
    51. Stephen Merit, b. Feb. 17, 1794; a master mariner; m. Charlotte Lewis Sept. 22, 1822; resided a time in New York city; removed to Mount Vernon, O. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctcderby/books/hotod016.html



    • ID: I22329 Name: Mary Northrop Surname: Northrop Given Name: Mary Sex: F Birth: 1780 Death: BEF 1804 _UID: 6D3B63A39AEDD6119804AF31BE9FBE4BFED9 Change Date: 7 May 2002 at 06:11:57
      Father: Joel Northrup b: 27 Jan 1753 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT
      Mother: Mabel Sarah Bird b: ABT 1757 in of Milford, New Haven, CT c: 2 Jan 1757

      Marriage 1 Elihu Ives Married: 16 Mar 1802Name: Mary Northrop Sex: F ALIA: /Molly/ Birth: 1780 in Litchfield County, CT Death: 6 SEP 1866 in Fairfield County, CT Reference Number: 64234

      Marriage 1 Lewis Osborn b: 9 SEP 1768 in Fairfield County, CT Children
      1. Has   Children Orrin Osborn b: 23 DEC 1799 in Fairfield County, CT
      2. Has No Children Lewis Osborne b: 1805
      ID: I185529 Name: Polly Northrop Sex: F Birth: 16 Mar 1779 Death: 23 Jan 1803

      Marriage 1 Elihu Ives b: 10 Aug 1777 in New Haven, New Haven, CT Married: 16 Mar 1802ID: I1251 Name: Sarah NORTHROP Sex: F Birth: 10 DEC 1771 Death: 3 APR 1839

      Marriage 1 John LYON b: 8 JUL 1762 Married: 9 DEC 1790Children
      1. Has No   Children Hannah LYON b: 1791Has No Children Nancy LYON b: 1793Has No Children George H LYON b: 1795Has No Children Philo LYON b: 1797Has Children James LYON b: 1800Has No Children Mary LYON b: 1802Has No Children Betsy M. LYON b: 1804Has Children David LYON b: 1808Has No Children Walter Wilson LYON b: 1810Has No Children Sarah Melinda LYON b: 1813
      2. Has No Children John Lewis LYON b: 1816


    1854dr dennison, ayers & northrop repeatedlt practiced homeopathy  
    came to Bridgeport, then a small vilhige, as clerk for the late D. H. Sterling, who was a wholesale grocer, iind for that day doing a large business. He remained in the employ of Air. Sterling about four years, aud on the 12th of April, 1845, thirty-five years ago, commenced business for himself a-s a member of the firm of Morford. Blakcman & Co., wholesale grocers. Mr. Blakeman, who is now a member of the firm of Ivison, Blakeman,
    I'hinney & Co., publishers, of New York, continued
    with the firm only about six months, and disposed of
    his interest to Mr. L. C. Northrop, and the business
    wn.s conducted under the firm-name of Morford,
    Northrop it Co., the "Co." being Mr. Philo Hurd,
    about four years, when -Mr. Samuel C. and David
    Trubce pureha.scd Mr. Northrojj's interest. Samuel
    C. remained with the firm but a few years, when he
    retired, and this large l)usiness has since been carried
    on under the name, familiar to business men throughout
    CT and Massachusetts, of Morford & Trubce.
    During the long career of this firm they have
    occupied only two stores, the old one. No. ;54(J, and
    the present one, first occupied in 1870, 35l) aud 358
    Water Street.
    From about the year 180.5 to 1820, Methodist meetings were held at Green's Farms in the houses of Peter Jennings and Noah Osborn, and in the schoolhouse. Green's Farms formed part of an extended circuit, and was visited by the Conference preacher once a month. In the absence of the preacher, Bradford Croft, a local preacher, supplied for them. Ebenezer
    Washburn was the first preacher appointed by Conference ; Samuel Croft was the first class-leader. He and Bradford Croft and Joshua and Peter Wakeman were among the first official members of the church. The Crofts and their wives, Mrs. Wakeman, and Mr.
    Stratten were among the first niembers of the church. In 1820, when the Green'.s Farms church was built, there were about forty members. They worshipped in that church till 1845, when the present church was built at Southport, largely by the liberality of Capt.
    Davis, a noble, generous, and faithful Chiristian, who is still living. The determination to build the present church was made during the ministry of Rev. Zachariah Davenport, still living and greatly respected; he preached on the circuit that included Green's Farms during the years 1843—44. In 1845 it was dedicated.
    The following is the list of preachers who have been appointed to Southport since the erection of the present church: Charles C. Keys, 1845; Charles Bartlett, 1840; James H.Perry, 1847-48; G. Gilbert, 1849- 50; Levis. Weed, 1851; William McAllister, 1852- .53; Reuben II. Loomis, 1854; George Hollis, 1855- .56; Samuel A. Seaman, 1857-58; Seymour Landon,
    1859-GO; David Osborn, 1861-62; Charles Kelsey, 1863; W. Smith, 1864-65; G. Gilbert, 1866; David Nash, 1867-69; William Stebbins, 1870-72; L. W. Abbott, 187.3-75; William Brown, 1876; Henry A. Van Dalscm, 1877-78; .Joseph Smith, 1879-80. The present official members of the church are Stewards, Bradley Goodsell, Sr., Benjamin N. Hawkens, Andrew W. Jennings, Lewis B. Jennings, William F. Northrop, George E. Northrop, George F. :McKeel, A. P. Jennings, Elijah Gray ; Trustees, B. N. Hawkens, A. W. Jennings, L. B. .Jennings, Bradley Goodsell, Elijah Gray, Josiah Hawkens, William F. Northrop, A. P. .Jennings, and George E. Northrop. The present number of members is one hundred and
    History of Fairfield county, CT (1881)Hurd

    Nathaniel Betts of Sandisfield & Candace Ives, Jan. 27, 1791Theophilus Taylor, Jr., of Danbury & Rachel Northrop, Dec. 4, 177
    Elihu Northrop & Keziah Seeley, Oct. 15, 1767Nathaniel Taylor, 3d, & Anne Northrop, Aug. 31, 1774Thomas Wells & Anne Northrup, Jan. 11, 1780Reuben Mills Booth & Anne Eunice Northrup, Nov. 25, 1788 Elnathan Sanford & Patience Northrop, dec 30, 1792David Northrop & Ruamah Rogers, 1796Elijah Stone & Anna Northrop, 1797Joseph Bradley & Rachel Burr, Jan. 18, 1784 Lent Ives & Hannah Burr, July 2, 1776 ID: I645 Name: Samuel Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Birth: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co.,
    CT 8 9 10 3 11 5 6 Death: BEF 1787 in Washington,
    CT 12 Note: 12 He lived in Washington, CT and his
    estate was settled in 1787. Father: Samuel Northrup
    b: 5 JUN 1687 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT Mother:
    Sarah Andrews b: 30 SEP 1688 in Waterbury, New Haven
    Co., CT Marriage 1 Lydia Thomas b: ABT 1722 in Milford,
    New Haven Co., CTMarried: 10 JUN 1746 in New Milford,
    Litchfield Co., CT 13 14 15 16 17 Children Has No   Children Lydia Northrup b: 22 OCT 1747 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT m. isaac northrop (s/0 Thomas) Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: 1 APR 1749 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Samuel Northrup b: 18 OCT 1755 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT m Sarah FRISBIE (Dutton) b: 1756 c: 1756 in Branford, CT Married: 3 JUN 1779 in Washington, CTHas No Children Enoch Northrup b: ABT 1757 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Elijah Northrup b: ABT 1759 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Phoebe Northrup b: ABT 1761 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 1786 John Stoddard Woodbury & Phebe Northrop
    (Samuel1718<Samuel1687Joseph) Thomas Andrews
    Porter(Birth: 19 Feb 1766 in Salisbury,)sept 1786 abigail northrop 1753 died bethlehem prob widow of Abraham or Thomas

    Dr Elijah Northrop m. Betsey ? b: ABT. 1795
    ABT. 1816 move to Perinton then michigan

    ID: I00009 Name: Daniel Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Birth: 7 AUG 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT Birth: 7 AUG 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 2 Death: ABT. 1728 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Residence: Removed to Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT 2 Father: Joseph Northrup b: 1623 in Kent, County Yorkshire, England Mother: Mary Norton b: 1627 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT Marriage 1 Sarah Houghton b: ABT. 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT Married: ABT. 1687 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 2 Children

    1. Has No   Children Daniel Northrup b: ABT. 1688 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Joel Northrup b: 16 FEB 1690/91 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Robert Northrup b: ABT. 1692 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Daniel Northrup II b: ABT. 1693 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Gamaliel Northrup b: ABT. 1696 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Ebenezer Northrup b: 18 MAY 1698 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children David Northrup b: 1 AUG 1701 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Sarah Northrup b: 28 JUL 1702 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Nathan Northrup b: ABT. 1705 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CTHas No Children Mehetabel Northrup b: ABT. 1708 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas Children Jabez Northrup b: 10 JAN 1709/10 in Milford, New Haven Co., CTHas No Children Rebecca Northrup b: ABT. 1711
    2. Has No Children Jonah Northrup b: ABT. 1712 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT

    1840 census warren map has an a.t. peck in the western district by the
    Kent border just above Trout Brook. No Northrop, Osborn185? by 1850
    Northrops were in Washington 1868Col Canfield District 9 Washington map maybe route 147?also LA Canfield by cemetery east of Kirbys Brook in the Centre DN Canfield right in the center 1 door away from Cong ParsonageMrs. J. Bishop Calhoun Street District 2 next to Washington Station Kent vital records
    Agur Curtis, s. Thomas G. & Amelia, b. May 8, 1812
    Agur Curtiss, m. Lucy Marsh SWIFT, b. of Kent, Jan. 22, 1839,
    by Rev. Henry B. Sherman, of New Preston
    Alvin, m. Sally ATWOOD, July 2, 1826, by Rev. L.P. Hickox
    Amos, m. Susan CHOCUM, Oct. 26, 1829, by John Mills, J.P.
    Ann Aurilla, m. Joel B. PRATT, Oct. 3, 1827, by Rev. L.P. Hickox
    Aurelia, d. Thomas G. & Amelia, b. Oct. 11, 1806
    David, Jr., of Sherman, m. Adaline FULLER, of Kent, Oct. 9, 1820, by Rev. Asa Blair
    Maryann, m. John HINCKLEY, June 24, 1832, by Lewis Mills, J.P.
    Thomas Wells, s. Thomas G. & Amelia, b. May 25, 1808Alvord, David died July 7, 1831 age 35
    Northrop, Agur C 1812-1857
    Northrop, Aurelia wife of Thomas G died Mar. 4, 1839 age 54y9m11d
    Northrop, Charles C son of A.C. & Lucy M died Nov. 28, 1852 age 2y5m4d
    Northrop, Lewis S 1843-1903
    Northrop, Lucy M Swift wife of A. C 1815-1900
    Northrop, Sarah Abby Barnum wife of L. S. 1839-1918
    Northrop, Thomas G died Sept. 8, 1850 age 79y8m3d
    Northrop, Thomas Mills born May 25, 1808 died July 24, 1885 age 77y2m

    Good Hill Cemetery Kent, Ct.

    Stones copied by Francelia Johnson
    Burials listed from Kent Burial Records

    ...........This is the original cemetery located in Kent, Ct. It is on Route 7
    north of the present town of Kent and north of the original settlement which
    was located in Flanders. One of the first churches is said to have been located
    on this site. Many of the stones are worn from the ages of time and hard to read. Early marriages WashingtonSamuel Northrop widow Sarah Dutton of Bethlehem June 2, 1779
    John Stoddard of Woodbury Phebe Northrop Sept. 11, 1786

    Record of Mortality
    Westbury and Watertown
    From March, 1741, TO May, 1859Child of Mr. Northrop --- Age 1 --------- 21 may 1853
    Daughter of Abigail Northrop --- Age 3 --------- 06 Feb 1791
    Jonathan Northop --- Age 70 --------- 11 Mar 1803
    Alfred M. Northrup --- Age 50 --------- 20 Oct 1849
    Child of Alfred Northrop --- Age 1 --------- 29 Jun 1845
    John Allen, son of John Northrop --- Age 2 --------- 07 Sep 1839
    John Northrup ( Middlebury) --- Age 59 --------- 11 Mar 1834
    Mrs. Sarah Northrop ( buried in Midbury) --- Age 80 --------- 02 Jan 1853
    Polly, wife of Alfred Northrop --- Age 41 --------- 10 Aug 1845Naugatuck

    hose Buried in Gunntown Cemetery,
    Naugatuck, Conn.

    By Miss Myrtle M. Jillson of Waterbury, Conn.


    Abel line

    John Northrop, Junr. 1800 took Freeman's Oath in Newtown John Northrop 1804 took Freeman's oath Newtown.(maybe son of Abel NORTHROP, John {162}, Methodist preacher b: 01 Apr 1775 Woodbridge, New Haven, CT d: 1835-1836 #: NORT366 son of Joel) From 1772 to 1777, there is no record of any having been made electors. The years between those dates marked the exciting period that culminated in the war of the Revolution.Zalmon Northrop 1806 freeman Newtown

    NEWTOWN POORHOUSE RESIDENTS from the 1850 Census

    Northrop, Zalman  75  M  Conn

    If this is correct DOB is ~1775 instead of 1770

    John Beach, May 5th, 1807, to Abel S. Northrop, land in Trumbull for a consideration of $65.00.(For other deeds, see under Lewis B. Beach)John Beach of Trumbull made his will, Jan 2nd, 1809, proved March 8th, 1809."... son James
    "... son Lewis
    "... daughter, Eunice Harrison, $16.
    "... grandson, Beach Curtiss 6sh.
    "... three sons, Burton Beach, Silas Beach, and James Beach, $60; to son Lewis,
    one feather [Begin page 16] bed and under bed, one blue bedquilt, also one pair of linen Sheets.

    Stratford Probate Court, V. 359 Inventory appraised by Lewis B. Beach, ex.
    ... a piece of salt meadow,
    ... a note of hand of Lewis B. Beach $372.78
    " Lewis B. Beach $125.56
    " James Beach, Jr. $164.30
    " James Beach, Jr. $ 33.35

    Perhaps something more than Ethan Allen’s personal charism made the Brownsons especially responsive to his influence. Allen had joined the Brownson family back in CT; he had married Mary, the daughter of Cornelius Brownson, on June 23, 1762, in Judea parish, Woodbury. The wedding ceremony cost him four shillings. (9)

    Lemuel Northrop Pensioner Caledonia County VT

    Many Fairfield/Redding Newtown and family records have some connection to Ballston Spa, NY, Sandgate, VT and a few to castleton, VT


    ID: I172307Name: Jesse Ives Birth: 25 Aug 1781 in Barkhamsted, CT
    Father: John Ives b: 5 Feb 1757 in New Haven, CT
    Mother: Esther Tuttle b: 14 Sep 1758 in New Haven, CT

    Marriage 1 Beulah Atkins b: 1781 Married: 14 Nov 1803 in Hartland, Hartford, CT

    Paul Welch stepfather

    • ID: I539393736 Name: Rachel Buell GRANT
      mother ?Widow of Capt. Thomas Grant of Litchfield. Daughter of Deacon John Buell and Mary Loomis
      ID: I05301 Name: Paul Welch

      Marriage 1 Jerusha Bronson b: 08 NOV 1703 in Waterbury CT Married: 09 JUL 1728 in New Milford CT 1Children
      1. Has No   Children Ann Welch b: 01 MAR 1729/30 in New Milford CT Has No Children Jerusha Welch b: 06 AUG 1734 in New Milford CT Has No Children Elizabeth Welch b: 23 OCT 1736 in New Milford CT Has No Children Ruth Welch b: 19 DEC 1739 in New Milford CT
      2. Has No Children John Welch b: 08 NOV 1744 in New Milford CT

      Marriage 2 Rachael Grant Married: 29 DEC 1756 in New Milford CT 2Children
      1. Has No   Children Paul Welch b: 09 JAN 1759 in New Milford CT

    • Marriage 1 Thomas WELLS Married: 11 JAN 1780 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT 1
      Marriage 2 Amos NORTHRUP b: 19 DEC 1742 in Milford, New Haven, CT Married: 7 DEC 1768 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT
      • Note: Amos Northrup and Anne or Anna Grant were married by her apparent stepfather Paul Welch, J.P. 2 3
      1. Has No   Children Thomas NORTHRUP b: 5 JAN 1771 Has No Children Amos NORTHRUP b: 11 OCT 1772 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT Has No Children Sally NORTHRUP b: 28 JAN 1776
      2. Has No Children Urania NORTHRUP b: 28 JAN 1779

    Paul Welch 1790 New Milford Census 1st 412002nd 1400Paul Welch 1800 New Milford Jr.11010 / 31111
    next to Thomas Wells 01111 / 01301 Series: M32  Roll: 2  Page: 12510 doors down same page

    Paul Welch 00021 / 00101
    prob New Hampshire 1810

    Children of first marriage

      Has No   Children Friend GRANT b: 19 SEP 1740 in Litchfield,CT
      Has Children Sarah GRANT b: 7 AUG 1745 in Litchfield,CT
      Has Children Rachel GRANT b: 26 FEB 1747/1748 in Litchfield,CT
      Marriage 1 David Northrop b: 27 JUL 1746 in New Milford, CT Married: 3 JUL 1769 2
      (s/o Amos Northrup b: 1713 in Milford, CT &Anna Baldwin b: ABT. 1715 brother of Amos 1742)

      1. Has   Children Friend Grant Northrop b: 14 JAN 1770 in New Milford,CT Has No Children Betsey Northrop b: 20 APR 1772 in New Milford, CT Has Children John Wilkes Northrop b: 9 FEB 1774 in New Milford, CT Has No Children David Northrop b: 8 MAY 1778 in New Milford, CT Has Children Solomon Northrop b: 29 MAY 1780 in New Milford, CT Has Children Abner Northrop b: 7 SEP 1782 in New Milford, CT Has Children Nathaniel Northrop b: 9 JUL 1784 in New Milford, CT
      2. Has Children Betsey Northrop b: 27 JUN 1786 in New Milford, CT

      Has Children Anne GRANT b: 11 SEP 1752 in Litchfield,CT Mother remarried in 1756 so was brought up by Stepfather Paul Welch. Her forst marriage was to Thomas WELLS Married: 11 JAN 1780 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT 1
      Her second marriage to Marriage 2 Amos NORTHRUP b: 19 DEC 1742 in Milford, CT Married: 7 DEC 1768 in New Milford, CT Note: Amos Northrup and Anne or Anna Grant were married by her apparent stepfather Paul Welch, J.P. 2 3

      Amos' Children grew up with Paul Welch as Step Grandfather. Some of them were probably at home in 1790 census.
      1. Has No   Children Thomas Grant NORTHRUP b: 5 JAN 1771 Has No Children Amos Wilkes NORTHRUP b: 11 OCT 1772 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT maybe still at home 1790 can't be MyAmos he dies Death: 21 FEB 1834 in New Milford, CT Has No Children Sally NORTHRUP b: 28 JAN 1776 probably still at home 1790 lives to age 100 never married Mrs. W. D. Black:Portrait, Sally Northrop.1873 of New Milford supporter of Home Missionary Society d. 16 DEC 1876
      2. Has No Children Urania NORTHRUP b: 28 JAN 1779 died early Death: 14 APR 1788 2not in home 1790

      Has No Children Thomas Friend GRANT b: 26 MAR 1754 in Litchfield,CT


      Has No   Children Paul WELCH, Jr. b: 9 JAN 1759 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,CT stepbrother of Anne Anna Grant


    All Elijah stuff

    Eliza Atwood (prob b ~ 1796) m. Elijah , son of Job had Sarah m. Mr. Cossett. THIS IS A DIFFERENT ELIJAH Job 1775-1845 b.Brookfield m. Susan Cady s/o Isaac
    Job 1758-1833 b. Woodbridge m. Chloe Baldwin s/o Job ID: I471325

    • Name: Elijah Northrop 1
    • Father: Job Northrop is this the right one?
      Marriage 1 Eliza Atwood b~1796?? d/o Name: Daniel Atwood Birth: 8 JUL 1773 in Woodbury (Litchfield), CT Death: 25 JUL 1839 in Watertown (Litchfield), CT Burial: Old Cemetery, Watertown, CT
      Children Sarah Northrop

    Elijah son of Samuel in records m. Lucina Easton born before 1767

    betsey b. 1801 d/o Elijah and Lucina Easton

    Eliza Atwood (prob b ~ 1796) m. Elijah , son of Job had Sarah m. Mr. Cossett. THIS IS A DIFFERENT ELIJAH Job 1775-1845 b.Brookfield m. Susan Cady s/o Isaac
    Job 1758-1833 b. Woodbridge m. Chloe Baldwin s/o Job ID: I471325

    • Name: Elijah Northrop 1
    • Father: Job Northrop is this the right one?
      Marriage 1 Eliza Atwood b~1796?? d/o Name: Daniel Atwood Birth: 8 JUL 1773 in Woodbury (Litchfield), CT Death: 25 JUL 1839 in Watertown (Litchfield), CT Burial: Old Cemetery, Watertown, CT
      Children Sarah Northrop

    Elijah son of Samuel in records m. Lucina Easton born before 1767Name: Elijah Northrup 1 2 3 Birth: ABT. 1761 in Washington Co., CT 2 Death: 1829 in Humphreysville, CT Military Service: Served (American Revolutionary War) Event: Pension Awarded a pension (#s36199)

    Father: Samuel Northrup III b: 9 JUN 1718 (Samuel Northrup , Jr. b: ABT. JUN 1687) in Milford, Samuel Northrup , Sr. b: 26 OCT 1651, Joseph)
    Mother: Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT Death: 10 DEC 1814 in Washington Co., CT 2

    Marriage 1 Lucina Easton b: ABT. 1764 Married: 1785

    betsey b. 1801 d/o Elijah and Lucina Easton


    July 4th 1809 Col Elijah Northrop in Lenox, MA History of Lenox and Richmond from same book
    Representatives from Lenox Elijah Northrop, 1803
    Also served Elijah Northrop, 1817

    Lenox Soldiers in the Revolution.
    Job Northrop,
    Caleb Northrop,
    Elijah Northrup.

    Samuel Northrop removed his family from Salisbury, Conn., to Lenox, in 1770, when his daughter Phebe was but three years of age, coming with an ox team most of the distance, but at times being obliged to travel on horseback by the guidance of marked trees. Samuel located on East street. He died in 1786, aged 42 years. Col. Elijah Northrop, a younger brother of Samuel, accompanied him to Lenox, and erected a house next south of his brother on the place now owned by Thomas Sedgwick, which house was used as a tavern during the Revolutionary war, and is one of the oldest houses in the place. Col. Northrop died in 1832, at the age of eighty-two. During the Revolution, Indians and wild game were plenty, and often troublesome. Mr. Northrop used to relate that on one occasion he and others killed three bears close to his house. At another time he had killed a deer and brought it into the house, when an Indian called and claimed it, as he had followed it all day. It was finally decided to give it to the "child of the forest."GaAZETTEER OF bERKSHIRE cOUNTY Revolutionary Soldiers
    Becket, MA
    Job and Samuel Northrop
    Stephen Northrop, Thomas Northrop
    Lee and Lenox
    Job Northrop
    Jacob Northrop, JoelNorthrop
    Thomas Northrop
    Amos NorthropLenox state representative Elijah Northrop 1817

    History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts - Vol. 1


    Revolutionary officers from Richmond history of Lenox and richmond

    Job Northrop, Caleb Northrop, Elijah Northrup.

    before 1764 the Yokuntown (Lenox and Richmond area was purchased from the indians and petition ws made to the leg to raise taxes in 1764. The first meeitng was at the house of John Chamberlain

    D: I491398 Name: Susanna Northrup 1 Sex: F Birth: 24 MAR 1780 in Lenox, MA Death: 8 FEB 1825

    Father: Elijah Northrup Mother: Elizabeth ?

    Marriage 1 Josiah Booth Married: 14 APR 1799

      1. Title: The Genealogy of the Booth Family, Donald L. Jacobus, 1952 Page: 84

    Elijah washington ct Samuel line

  • ID: I03791 Name: Samuel Northrup III 1 2 3 4 5 Sex: M ALIA: Samuel * /Northrop/ Birth: 9 JUN 1718 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 2 Death: BEF. 1787 Will: 1787 Samuel's estate settled. He spelled his name "Samuel Northrop" in his will. 2
  • ADDR: Washington CT

    Father: Samuel Northrup , Jr. b: ABT. JUN 1687 in Milford, CT
    Mother: Sarah Andrews b: ABT. SEP 1688

    Marriage 1 Lydia Thomas b: ABT. 1723 in New Haven, CT Married: 10 JUN 1746 in New Milford, CT 2Children
    1. Has No Children Lydia Northrup b: 22 OCT 1747 in Washington Co., CTHas No Children Samuel Northrup b: 1 APR 1749Has No Children Phoebe Northrup b: ABT. 1751 in Washington Co., CTHas No Children Samuel Northrup b: ABT. 1753Has No Children Samuel Northrup b: 18 OCT 1755 in Washington Co., CTHas Children Samuel Northrup IV b: ABT. 1757 in Milford Township, CTHas Children Enoch Northrup b: ABT. 1759 in Washington Co., CT
    2. Has Children Elijah Northrup b: ABT. 1761 in Washington Co., CT

    Name: Laura Millard 1 Sex: F 2 Birth: ABT 1782 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA 3 4 Death: in OH

    Marriage 1 Elijah Northrup b: 11 APR 1778 in Lenox, Madison Co., NY Married: 8 MAR 1803 in Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY 2 5Children

    Thorp line**Mary Nory Northrop m. John Drew b. Has Children Mary "Nory" Northrop** b: 24 SEP 1727 Greenfield, CT c: OCT 1727 Greenfield, ., CT Death: 5 MAR 1760 Greenfield (now Redding), CT 2 Cause: Probably complications of childbirth m. 1 John Drew b: 20 MAY 1724 in Greenfield, CT m. 16 JAN 1746 Fairfield d. 8 MAR 1819 Burial: Christ Churchyard, Redding, CT
    John Drew m 2
    Anne Thorpe b: 6 APR 1740 m. AFT 1760 Anne d/o Samuel Thorp (Samuel Thorp3, John Thorp2, William Tharp1) was christened 16 Dec 1711 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, died wpr 19 Feb 1787 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. He marriedHannah Winton, daughter of John Winton and Susanna Adams. She was born 2 Feb 1713/1714, was christened 4 Apr 1714 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, and died 11 Apr 1806 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT.

    Children of Samuel Thorp and Hannah Winton are:

    2   i. Lucretia Thorp was born 3 Aug 1735 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 10 Aug 1735 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, and died 25 Jun 1761 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. She married Jonathan Robertson 12 Apr 1752. He died 3 Jun 1811 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT.
    3   ii. Lois Thorp was born 27 Feb 1736/1737 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 1737 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, and died 23 Apr 1813 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. She married Joseph Lyon 22 Dec 1756. He was born 1 Oct 1733 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, and died 27 Nov 1817 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT.
    4   iii. Reuel Thorp was born 2 Nov 1738 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. He married Esther Lines 19 Nov 1761.
    5   iv. Northrop Step Mother Ann (Joanna) Thorp was born 6 Apr 1740 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 6 Apr 1740 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. She married John Drew 24 Jun 1760. He was born 20 May 1724 in Redding, Fairfield, CT, and died 9 Mar 1819 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT.
    6   v. Jehiel Thorp was born Apr 1745 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 21 Apr 1745 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, and died 11 Apr 1828. He married Eleanor Perry 19 Dec 1771 in Fairfield, CT. She was christened 29 Oct 1749 in Fairfield, CT. He married Abigail Wakeman. She was born 10 Mar 1758 in Fairfield,CT, and died 3 Dec 1835 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT.
    7   vi. Samuel Thorp was born 8 May 1747 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 10 May 1747 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT and died 30 Mar 1820 in Easton, Fairfield, CT. He married Huldah Burton 20 Feb 1772 in Easton, CT. She was born ABT 1756, and died 18 Jan 1829 in Easton, CT.
    8   vii. Elisha Thorp was born Jun 1749 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, was christened 25 Jun 1749 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, and died in , Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Sarah Wakeman Jul 1773 in Easton, CT She was born 12 Apr 1755 in Fairfield, CT and died 5 Oct 1828.
    9   viii. Sarah Thorp.
    +10   ix. Molly Thorp was born 1755 in , CT, and died 1842.
    11   x. Hannah Thorp. She married Gabriel Leverick 2 Apr 1779 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT.
    12   xi. Rachel Thorp. She married Joel Wakeman 18 May 1779 in Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. He was born 17 May 1752 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, and died EST 16 Jan 1786 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. She married Jennings.

    ID: I619480144Name: Maria NORTHROP Birth: February 8, 1803 in Newton, CT Death: February 26, 1885 in Jackson, Steuben, Indiana Marriage 1 Almon Winton THORP b: August 24, 1799 in New Milford, CT Married: about 1820 in Brookfield, CT Children

    1. Has Children Almon Winton THORP b: February 13, 1835 in Edinburgh, Portage, Ohio
      Almon is the name Sarah Wakeman Alvord so I suspect a connection.

    John Drew m3 Joanna Lacy m. 4 DEC 1787

    the wakeman alvord side is connected to most of the usual suspects within the first few generations of the arrival of Rev John Wakeman & elizabeth Hopkins Wakeman ~ 1633.

    Talcott, Tibbals, Howell, Goodyear, Ward, Baldwin, Gold, Hawlwy, Edwards, Burr, Knowles, Hubbell, Sturges, Dennie, Hawley, Sturges, Sherwood, Betts, Gold, Bradley, Curtis, Ruggles, Edwards, Sherman, Morehouse, Wheeler, Gilbert, Allen, Sanford, Turney, Smith Goodsell, Lypn, hauncey, Meeker, Merchant, Jennings, Fairchild, Alvord, Squire, Thorp,

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    Is Caroline the Northrop relative in Bridgeport that my father had some memory of?? Caroline M. may be Caroline Sherman?? related to Halls & Booths

    Silas SHERMAN b.1757 Bridgeport CT d. 13 Aug 1825 Occupation: Merchant
    (s/o Abijah SHERMAN  (Elnathan SHERMAN b: 20 Apr 1722 prob: Stratford, CT & Eunice GREGORY b: BEF. 7 Nov 1731 in Stratfield (now Bridgeport), CT Polly (SHERMAN) mAbigail HAWLEY b: 1766 in Bridgeport, CT Children

    1. Has No Children Ira SHERMAN b: 9 May 1793 in Bridgeport, CT
    2. Has No Children Caroline SHERMAN b: in Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT m 1 Nicholas Booth Northrop b: 11 MAR 1795 in Newtown m. ABT. 1818 2Children
      1. Has No Children Charles Sherman Northrop b: ABT. 1820
      2. Has No Children Philo Northrop b: ABT. 1822

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    American Tract Society Ives Members for Life

    am tract society Ives directors for life American Tract Society Ives Directors for Life check Colebrook 1800 census Ives and Elmore there Milton, saratoga, NY 1800 census Elisha Alvord, Lewis Northrop, Elmore Gilbert By the mid-1800’s industrial entrepreneurs had established mills along the Kayaderosseras Creek and its tributaries all the way through Milton and the Village. Chief among these were the paper mills; but there were also cotton mills, foundries, tanneries and leather factories, wheel shops, lumber and cabinetry mills, and limestone quarries and kilns in addition to the saw mills, grist mills, and blacksmith shops established when the settlers first came. Communities, including Rock City Falls, West Milton, Milton Center, Craneville, Factory Village, Bloodville, and Rowland’s hollow, were clustered in the mill areas where churches, schools, stores, hotels and boarding houses were established. Family dairy farms and orchards dotted the landscape surrounding these settlements. Transportation continued to be by foot, horseback, and carriage or wagon over dirt roads until 1896 when the mills and communities along the Kayaderosseras were joined by an electric railway running from Ballston Spa to Middle Grove to provide both freight and passenger service that connected to other rail lines in the Village of Ballston Spa.The town of Milton is second in importance to Saratoga Springs in point of population and wealth, but probably the first town in the county in the extent and value of its manufactures. Milton is bounded on the north by Greenfield, on the east by Saratoga Springs and Malta, on the south by Baliston and Chariton, and on the west by Gaiway. It contains 20,935 acres.  Just before the Revolution David Wood and his sons, Stephen, Benjamin, Elijah, Nathan and Enoch, purchased 600 acres at Milton Hill and moved into the town. Justus Jennings, a Revolutionary soldier, settled near Hop City about 1783. An old record dated Apr. 10, 1818, mentions "Elihu Alvord for- merly of Fairfield, Conn., now of Black Rock, N. Y." Mr. Fish, grandson of Elihit Alvord writes that his grandfather lived for a few years after leaving Conn, at Albany, N. Y., and was employed in the shipyards there. He removed from Ellicottville, N. Y., to Scot Co., la., in 1837 settling on a claim 18 miles north of Davenport. He Sixth Generation 167 was the oldest member of the Scott Co. Pioneer Ass. and was prob- ably the oldest settler in the county. In 1857 when Mr. Alvord was eighty-one years old he visited his old home in Conn. By occupa- tion he was a cabinet maker and had considerable mechanical genius, so that he was wont to spend hours at a time endeavoring to perfect perpetual motion. He was fond of horticulture, a great reader and highly esteemed by all who knew him. His home, during the last years of his life was with his daughter, Alary Ann Fish, at Walnut Grove, la. When eighty-eight years old he walked from Walnut Grove, la., to Davenport, a distance of 18 miles, to visit his son C. C. Alvord. It was in July and the sun was very hot. The next day he was taken with an attack of cholera morbus from which he died on the second morning after leaving home. At the organization of St. John's Episcopal Church at Ellicottville, N. Y., Elihu Alvord was chosen vestryman, Sept., 1829. Property was deeded to Elihu Alvord of Milton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1806 ; to Elihu Alvord of Marcellus, N. Y., in 1810 ; from Elihu Alvord and wife of Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1812, of Ellicottville, N. Y., in 1833. Elisha is in Canaan, ColumbiaCounty, NY (near Chatham) 1n 1810 The first settlers arrived around 1759. The town was founded in 1772 as "Kings District." The name was changed to "Canaan" in 1788. One of the oldest sections of Canaan is Frisbie Street, settled in 1770 by Gideon Frisbie, who emigrated from Canaan, CT.[1]Frisbie Street fronts what was once the Albany-Boston stagecoach route.

    Town of Canaan
    Canaan has an area of 36.7 square miles on NY's border with Massachusetts in northern Columbia County. The town of Canaan includes parts of East Chatham, the rest of which is in the town of Chatham. Similarly, parts of Red Rock are included within Canaan's southern boundary. Canaan is bordered by Austerlitz to the south, New Lebanon to the north, Massachusetts to the east, and Chatham to the west. Canaan was founded by settlers from Canaan, CT in 1759.

    Canaan – The hamlet of Canaan is at the junction of Routes 5 and 295. it was formerly "Canaan Corners."Canaan Center – A hamlet south of Canaan village on Route 5.East Chatham – A hamlet at the west town line.Edwards Park – A location southeast of Flatbrook.Flatbrook – A hamlet southeast of Canaan village and located on Route 22.Queechy – A hamlet east of Canaan village.Queechy Lake – A lake near the east town line.Red Rock – A hamlet at the south town line.The town was founded in 1772 as "Kings District." The name was changed to "Canaan" in 1788. Elijah Northrup was a master carpenter who came from Newtown in Fairfield County, CT, in 1815. He was soon engaged to build "the Union Meeting House". As there are two such in the Little Nine Partners, this was probably the one in Pulvers Corners, as the other, in Bethel, was erected 1839 by one Carmen Cornellius.Master Carpenter Northrup is said to have introduced the "square rule" framing method, replacing the old cut-and-try method. Timber was dressed in the field and the pieces fit perfectly when put in place on site. Whether this means that he invented the method has not been discovered.Northrup married a daughter of John Couch and Rhoda Bennett, had nine children, all born in Pine Plains, and at an unknown date removed to Newark, NJ. Elijah Northrup was my 6C6.

    Pine Plains NW of Sharon The town was part of the Little Nine Partners Patent of 1706. The town was first settled around 1740 by Moravian missionaries to the native Mahican village of Shekomeko. The Town of Pine Plains was formed from the Town of North East in 1823.

    George Northrup , shoemaker 1
    Birth: 21 Mar 1754 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT 1
    Death: 11 Aug 1821 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT 1
    Sex: M
    Father: Jonathan Northrup , Capt. b. 3 Mar 1714/15 in Milford, New Haven, CT
    Mother: Ruth Booth b. 4 May 1718 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
    Reference: NORT566

    Spouses & Children  
    Mary Kimberly (Wife) b. 1760 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
    Marriage: 28 Oct 1782
    1. Jonathan Northrup Anna Northrup
    2. Phoebe Northrup w of Josiah Fairchild ( The Shepard Families of New England: Edward Shepard of Cambridge)
    Anna Booth (Wife) b. 29 Oct 1768 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT
    Marriage: 21 May 1789
    1. Booth Northrup DescendantsElijah Booth Northrup , carpenter, mechanic b. 10 Feb 1791 in Newtown, Fairfield, CT Ziba B. Northrup Philo B. Northrup Nicholas B. Northrup Phoebe B. Northrup
    2. Lucy Ann B. Northrup

    from http://www.gencircles.com/users/dav4is/160/data/566 1810 Nathaniel (over 45) & charles Northrop (26-45) son & grandson of Enos ridgefield1733 By 1820 Elisha appears to be in Avon, Ontario, NY.


    clocks northropNORTHROP & SMITH  GOSHEN CONN.     1820s
    courtesy http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/clockdetail.php?id=31256 RE Northrop (best known as a sculptor in New Haven) also made clockshttp://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/indexlinks.php?manufacturer=Northrop,_RE