GAZETTEER OF TOWNS
GAZETTEER OF ORANGE COUNTY, VT. 
1762-1888.
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF 
CORINTH

      CORINTH lies in the central part of the county in latitude 44° 2' and longitude 4° 42,' bounded northerly by Orange, Topsham and Newbury, easterly by Bradford and West Fairlee, southerly by Vershire, and westerly by Washington. It was first chartered by New Hampshire, February 4, 1764, to Col. John TAPLIN and others, and a confirmatory grant was afterwards procured from New York, by Henry MOORE and others, February 2, 1772. It contains an area of 23,040 acres.

      The surface of this township is generally very uneven and broken, and the elevations abrupt, yet the land is in almost every part, susceptible of cultivation. The soil consists of a dark loom, mixed with a small portion of sand, is easily cultivated, and is very productive. The land was originally timbered with hard wood except on the streams, where there was a mixture of hemlock, spruce and fir. There is nothing peculiar in its minerology. Specimens of feldspar, garnet, serpentine, hornblend, mica and rock crystal have been found. The rocks are principally of calciferous mica schist formation. An extensive bed of copper ore extends through the town. The first discovery of this ore in the town was made by Ira TOWLE, and the first attempt to work it was made by a Mr. BARBER, of New York, who made several excavations on the bed, and obtained considerable ore from the surface; but the encouragements were not sufficient to induce a great investment of capital, and the lease which he had was suffered to expire.. In 1854 the "Corinth Copper Company" commenced their labors upon the bed, and continued the explorations commenced by Mr. BARBER. After having worked the mine about two years the company became satisfied of the impracticability of working the surface layer for Ore, and it was again abandoned. From this surface work, which had been unprofitable to all engaged in it thus far, the truth of the existence of an immense amount of valuable copper ore has become well established. "The Union Copper Company" also worked the mines for a number of years, getting out large quantities of valuable ore. The place where the mines were worked is known as Pike hill, in the northern part of the town.

      In 1880 Corinth had a population of 1,627 souls. In 1886 the town had fifteen school districts and fifteen common schools, employing six male and twenty-three female teachers, who received an average weekly salary, including board, of $7.05 and $4.87 respectively. There were 272 scholars, sixteen of whom attended private schools. The entire income for school purposes was $2,300.11, while the total amount expended was $2,383.58, with Corydon Fellows, superintendent.

      WEST CORINTH (p. o.) village, located about one and one-half miles from the west and two and three-fourths., miles from the south line of the town, consists of one store, a grist and saw-mill, one church (Free Baptist), and a dozen dwellings.
      EAST CORINTH (p. o.) lies in the northeastern part of the township, extending over the Topsham line. A branch of Wait's river passes through the village from north to south, furnishing power for grist and saw-mills, bobbin factory, and several shops, and joins the main stream near the village, which contains twenty-five or thirty dwellings, a church, graded school, two or three stores, etc. A fine brick hotel, stage lines to various points, and a telephone are among the public conveniences.
      CORINTH, a post village locally known as Cookeville, is situated about one mile south of the center of the town, and contains two stores. Cookeville academy and graded school, two blacksmith shops, one carriage and one harness shop, a grist-mill, hotel, and twenty or twenty-five dwellings. The principal -part of the village lies upon the hillside, about 150 or 200 feet above the south branch of Wait's river. It is supplied with a telephone, and a daily stage runs to Bradford.
      CORINTH CENTER, a hamlet three-fourths of a mile east from Cookeville, contains a Congregational church and half a dozen farm houses. A general store was formerly kept here.
      CORINTH CORNERS, a hamlet situated in the southwestern corner of the town, contains one church, a school-house, saw-mill and a dozen dwellings. 
      Goose GREEN is the local appellation of a meadow basin lying at the junction of roads 46, 47, 58 and 59.
      Moses SPEAR's grist-mill, at West Corinth, leased by C. F. BLAKE, is operated by water-power and does custom grinding.

      R.C. STREETER's saw-mill, at Corinth Corners, has been owned by the present proprietor since 1875. He does custom work. A tub factory was added in 1879.

      The MCDUFFEE saw mill, located at East Corinth, was built in 1880 by J. C. BURNS, the present proprietor, on the site of a mill erected by Caleb TAPLIN, and which was washed away by a freshet. The capacity of the mill is 800,000 feet of lumber annually.

      In the spring of 1777, previous to the settlement of the town, Ezekiel COLBY, John NUTTING and John ARMOND spent several weeks in the town manufacturing maple sugar. They started together from Newbury, each with a five-pail kettle on his head, and with this load they traveled, by a pocket compass, twelve miles through the wilderness to the place of destination near the center of the township. This year Mr. COLBY moved his family into Corinth, which was the first family in town. The next year Mrs. COLBY gave birth to a son, the first child born in the town. He was named Henry, and the proprietors of the town, according to the established custom, gave him one hundred acres of land.

      In 1779 Edmund BROWN, Samuel NORRIS, Jacob FOWLER and Bracket TOWLE moved their families here, and the same year John AIKEN, of Wentworth, N. H., erected the first grist mill, which went into operation the year following. Previous to this the settlers had to go to Newbury, twelve miles distant, for their grinding. They traveled on foot, with their grain upon their backs, their only guide through the forest being "blazed" trees. In 1780 several other families came in, and this year the town was organized. George BONDFIELD was elected first town clerk; Hezekiah SILLOWAY and John TAPLIN first selectmen; David MCKEEN first constable; and Nehemiah LOVEWELL first representative. During this year Lieut. ELLIOT built a small fort here, where he was stationed with twenty men to defend the settlers against the incursions of the Indians and tories, which were by no means infrequent.

      Col. WAIT and Major KINGSBURY, in 1781, with two companies of soldiers, built a fort near the center of the town, on what is called Cooke’s hill, and made this their headquarters. October 16, of this year, five men from this fort, viz.: Moses WARNER, John BARRET, John SARGEANT, Jonathan LUCE and Daniel HOVEY, being on a scout, and proceeding down Winooski river, were fired upon by a party of sixteen tories. WARNER, SARGEANT and BARRET were wounded, the latter mortally. He lived about forty hours and was buried near the margin of Winooski river, in Colchester. The others were taken to Quebec, where they remained until the next spring, when they were allowed to return to their homes. In 1782 a British scouting party from Canada, about twenty in number, under Major BRECKENRIDGE, after annoying the settlers of Newbury, killing one man and taking another a prisoner, proceeded to Corinth, where they compelled the settlers to take the oath of allegiance to the British king.

      Col. John TAPLIN, one of the proprietors, early settled in the northeast part of the town, and was the first of that name to locate here. Nathan TAPLIN, a grandson of Col. John, came to Corinth from Southbury, Mass., at an early day, and was the first settler on a farm on road 36, where Nathan TAPLIN now resides, and where he remained until his death, in 1824. He married Elizabeth TAYLOR, of Massachusetts, and their children were Susan, Betsey, Lovina, Sophia and Elliot. The latter located on the homestead farm in this town, where he remained until his death, November 9, 1870, aged ninety-two years. He married, first, Sally WOODS, by whom he had one daughter, Sally, and second, Sarah LOCKE, by whom he had children as follows: Elizabeth, Lucinda, Sophia, James, Elliott, Nancy, Harriet, Susan, Elmira and Nathan. The latter married Caroline A. BICKFORD, of Corinth, daughter of Paul and Charlotte (MAHEW) BICKFORD, and their children are Elliott C., Sarah A. Charles B., Addie B, Carrie M. and James O. He is a resident of this town, on the farm settled by his grandfather, and where he has resided since his birth. Peter V. MAHEW, a Revolutionary soldier, was a resident of this town, where he died at the advanced age of ninety-nine years and six months.

      William TAPLIN, with five brothers, came to Corinth about 1780, and were among the early settlers in the town. They all located on Taplin hill, and William was the first settler on road 15, where his grandson William now resides. He married Martha CHAMBERLAIN, and his children were Martha, Mansfield, Abigail, William, Rachel, Hannah, Richard, Isaac, Micah and John, all of whom lived to mature age. Isaac married Susan TENNEY, of this town, daughter of Eliphalet TENNEY, and located on the homestead farm, where he died in 1843, aged forty-eight years. His children were E. Tenney, Hannah and William. The latter married Alice, daughter of Richard and Polly (FELCH) TAPLIN, of this town, by whom he has had one daughter, and resides on the farm settled by his grandfather, where he has spent his whole life. E. Tenney TAPLIN married Mary SMART, of Rumney, N. H., daughter of Elisha and Betsey (KNIGHT) SMART, and they have one dlaughter, Susan T. He resides on road 14, where he has lived since he was five years of age.

      Capt. Nathan B. TAPLIN, who served in the War of 1812, was a native of Corinth, where he remained until his death. He married Hannah STEVENS, of this town, and their children were Michael, Amanda, Lowell, Edwin and Edson (twins), Nathan, Martha and Aristocrats. The latter married Sophronia SAWYER, daughter of Thomas and Annie (MARTIN) SAWYER, of this town, and their children were Harry, Emily, Abbie A., Mary and Frank. Aristarcus died in October, 1880, aged sixty eight years, and his widow survives him, aged seventy-five years, a resident of East Corinth village.

      Joseph H. TAPLIN, a native of this town, married Julia A., daughter of Joseph and Sally (ROBIE) TAPLIN, of Fairfield, Vt., and their children were Edward (deceased), George W., Joseph E., Sarah (Mrs. A. H. LITTLE) and Mary M. He died in 1883, aged sixty-six years. His widow resides on the homestead farm. George W. married Ellen K. MOWLE, of East Cambridge, Mass., and they have two children, Edith M. and Charles E. Joseph E. married, first, Emma C. LAYTON, and their children were as follows: Edward R, (deceased), Helen J. and Frank. By his second wife, Phebe A. QUIMBY, he has two children, Anna E. and Emma I.

      Caleb LADD, a native of Massachusetts, came to this town between 1780 and 1790, among the early settlers, and located upon a farm off road 16, where he remained until his death, at the age of fifty years. He married Betsey TAPLIN, and their children were John, Caleb, Sally and Bodwell. The latter married Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Ann (MARTIN) SAWYER, and located on the homestead farm, where he died in 1867, aged seventy years. His children were Caleb, Charles B., Emily and. Thomas S. The latter married, first, Lydia, daughter of William MARTIN, of Bradford, by whom he had three children, Ida, William and Annie S., and second, Caroline ANDRUSS. Mr. LADD is again a widower, and resides on road 37. He is a public spirited citizen, and held the office of selectman four years.

      Simon JOHNSON, a native of Massachusetts, came to Corinth in 1780 and built one of the first grist and saw-mills in the town. He remained here until his death, aged seventy years. He married Judith MANCHESTER, and their children were William, Isaiah, Eunice, Phebe and Dolly. William followed the triple occupation of clothier, tanner and blacksmith. He married Mary MCKEEN, of this town, and their children were Atlantis, Mary, Silas and William. The latter married Betsey, daughter of Gouldburn and Susan (PAGE) TAPLIN, and their children are Ellen, Susan and Charles R. He has been a resident of East Corinth village for a quarter of a century.

      Reuben STEVENS, son of Daniel, one of the early settlers of Corinth, was born in this town, where he made his home until his death in 1883, aged eighty-two years. He married Rebecca, daughter of James and Esther (CHURCH) DICKEY, of Topsham, and their children were Mary J., Carlos, Emily M., George W., Alma S. and. Samuel C. The latter married Nancy, daughter of Charles and Dorothy (HALL) EMERSON, and their children were Willie C., who died August 3, 1876; Georgianna, who died January 3, 1865; Cora E., who died July 1, 1866; Maud E. and Lenwood R. He resides in. this town on a farm on road 10, where he has lived for over forty years.

      Reuben PAGE, a Revolutionary soldier, was a native of Massachusetts, whence he came to Corinth as one of the earliest settlers, and was the first occupant of the so called PAGE farm, on road 10, where George PRESCOTT now lives. Here Mr. PAGE remained until his death at the advanced age of 100 years. He married Betsey STEVENS, of this town, and their children, were John, Daniel, Samuel, Ephraim, William, Reuben, Charles, Abigail, Eliza, Polly and Betsey. William married, first, Clarissa SEAVER, and their children were Charles, William, Diantha Orissa, Sarah, Melvina, Clarissa, John and Frank. The latter, who has been a resident of East Corinth village for fifty years, married Hannah SAWYER, and their children are Sidney C., Mary A., Frank E. and Flora A. S.

      Joseph and William FELLOWS, from Salisbury, Mass., were early settlers at Corinth Corners. Joseph married Elizabeth LOWE and brought his bride to this town in 1791, although he first came here and improved his land in 1781, when nineteen years of age. His clearing was upon the farm now occupied by his grandson, Corydon. He built the first saw-mill at the Corners, in 1791, and the same year sawed the boards for his house, which he moved into in 1792, and which is still standing, the oldest house in the place. He died in. 1843, aged eighty-eight years, and his wife in 1848, aged eighty-seven years. They reared three sons -- Samuel, Joseph and Hubbard -- and two daughters. The three sons and one daughter married and located in the same district. Joseph was actively interested in town affairs. Hubbard held the offices of selectman and representative several terms, and was a man of prominence. He died in 1862, aged sixty-two years. He married Mary A. EATON, by whom he had eight children, five of whom are living, viz.: Liberty E. in Iowa; Hubbard F. in Dakota; and Corydon, Carolin and Sarah L. upon the old homestead. This farm is near the geographical center of Orange county, and an effort was made to locate the county buildings here before Chelsea was chosen as the county seat.

      Alpha METCALF, son of Samuel and a native of Oakham, Mass., came to Corinth in 1788, at the age of eight years. He remained here until his death, in 1867, aged eighty-seven years. He married Mahetable STEVENS, of Enfield, N. H., and their children were Edward, Hannah, Sophia, John and Alpheus. The latter married Emily, daughter of Charles and Lydia (WRIGHT) CHILD, of West Fairlee, and has resided on the homestead farm since his birth. He has held the office of selectman four years, town auditor seven years, and justice of the peace eight years, and is the only survivor of the family.

      Daniel STEVENS, son of Daniel, was born in Salem, N. H., July 19, 1764, and died July 19, 1851. He married Martha BEDELL, of Salem, who was born September 14, 1766, and died May 22, 1847. Mr. STEVENS came to this town, November 17, 1788, and was the first settler on a farm on road 11, where he remained until his death. He served his country faithfully in the War of 1812, participating in several battles. His children were Hannah, Michael, Sarah, Abigail, Daniel, Jacob, Sally, Reuben, Polly, Eliza, Caroline and George W. Reuben married Rebecca DICKEY, of Topsham, and his children were Mary J., Alma, Carloss, Emily, Samuel C. and George W. The latter married Mary M. CORLISS, of this town, daughter of Hiram, and their children are Henry C., Frank A. and Almond C. Mr. STEVENS resides in this town on road 9, where he has lived for twenty-three years. Michael STEVENS , who served in the War of 1812, married, first, Mary CORLISS, who bore him two childien, Horatio N. and Susan, and second, Eliza C., daughter of Joseph CLARK, of Newbury, and their children were John E. and Jonas W., who occupy the homestead farm, and Daniel, Helen M., Caroline A., and Oscar H.

      Edward ROBIE, son of Walter, and a native of Candia, N. H., came to Corinth in 1789, and here remained until .his death at the age of fifty-seven years. He married Sarah EMERSON, of Candia, N. H., and their children were Nancy, Jonathan, Susie, John, Sally, Edward, Eliza, Nathaniel, Mary, Ichabod, Hannah and Richard E. The latter married Sarah KASSON, of Topsham, daughter of Thomas and Clarissa (HUTCHINS) KASSON, and resides on a farm on road 20, in this town, where he has made his home for over twenty-eight years.

      Jethro, Ezra, Ezekiel and Joshua SLEEPER and Joshua GEORGE, came from Sandown, N. H., and settled in the southwest part of this town about 1793. Jethro SLEEPER moved to the west village in 1809, where he built the two-story house which stands opposite the store, and bought the grist-mill and saw-mill and carried on the business of manufacturing lumber for many years. He reared three sons and three daughters, viz.: George, David, Roswell, Nancy, Deborah and Caroline. He died at the age of seventy-six years.

      Daniel COOKE, born in 1766, came to Corinth soon after attaining his majority, with a cash capital of $14. His father was Phineas COOKE, a wealthy resident of Newton, Mass., who, during the Revolutionary war, raised a company, equipped them, and paid their wages, through which liberality he became poor. Daniel engaged in merchandising, keeping store in one room of the house of John NUTTING, a short distance northeast of the present village of Corinth. He also established a tannery, potashery, grist-mill and distillery, also dealt largely in cattle and dressed beef, which he took to Boston market. He owned a large landed property, and built the brick store now owned by his grandson, in which the family have continuously carried on the mercantile business since 1818. He also built the large house at the southwest corner of the streets and kept hotel there. He was a popular citizen, and served the town acceptably as representative. He married, first, Mary, daughter of John NUTTING, about 1791, by whom he had one son, Leander, born in 1793, his wife dying at that time. He afterwards married Dorothy, a sister of his first wife, by whom he had six sons and five daughters, of whom George died young. Theodore was a merchant in Corinth all his life. Albert was a tanner in this town. Daniel R. and Henry C. succeeded their father in the brick store. Charles O. is a farmer in this town. Leander was second and Theodore the fourth postmaster at Corinth. Daniel R. was justice of the peace many years. He married Caroline SLEEPER, and their only child, George C., who has been in trade here since 1865, has been town clerk since 1867, and postmaster for the past two years.

      Joshua MERRILL, a descendant of Nathaniel MERLE, who came to America from France in 1635, came with an ox team from Atkinson, N. H., to Corinth in 1795, and settled in the eastern part of the town in the Taplin neighborhood. He was a man of prominence in the town, was justice of the peace over thirty years, selectman and lister. He died at the age of seventy-five years. His wife was Dorcas RICHARDSON, who became the mother of sixteen children. Thomas E. MERRILL, the second son, was born in Corinth in 1797, and died here in 1868. He was a well-to-do farmer, and owned the farm upon which his grandson Rodney E. now lives. He married Mary CROOK, daughter of Reuben, by whom he had two sons and two daughters -- Mary A., John, Emily C. and George H. Rodney E. MERRILL, son of John and Martha L. (BROWN) MERRILL, is of the fourth generation of the family in Corinth.

      Stephen MERRILL was an early settler in Corinth, on the farm now owned by Isaac H. WIGGINS. He came with his wife from Deerfield, N. H., and passed the remainder of his life in this town. He was twice married, first to Mary HOYT, by whom he had one son and two daughters, and second to Abigail SAWYER, who bore him one daughter, Louisa, widow of Cheney D. WILLIAMS. He died in 1842, aged seventy years. Cheney D. WILLIAMS, born in Chelsea, died July 2, 1867, aged thirty-eight years.

      Samuel CURRIER was a native of Hampstead, N. H., where he died, aged sixty-five years. His son Samuel, also a native of Hampstead, came to Corinth among the early settlers. He married Demarius STEPHENS, and their children were Stephen, Samuel, Sally, Susan, Aphia, Eliza, Polly, Calvin and Ruth. Calvin married, first, Lydia WARD, of this town, who bore him two children, Laura and Sabin, now dead, and second, Diantha LANG, daughter of William and Hannah (DUSTIN) LANG, and resides on a farm on road 34, where he has lived twenty years.

      John W. WILSON, son of William, who was a son of Robert, was born in Chester, N. H., and at the age of ten years came to this town with his father, who was the first settler on the farm now occupied by M. Dickinson. He married. Louisa THURBER, of Corinth, and their children were Caroline, Mandana, Aaronette, Julia, Lucy and Harrison A. The latter served in Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols., three years during the late war. He married Helen COOKE, of this town, and their children were Arthur G., Nettie M. and Herbert A. The latter married Rosa S., daughter of William and Aurora (CRAFT) MCFARLIN, and their children are Cora B., Annie M. and Helen L. He resides on a farm on road 33, in this town. William MCFARLIN also served in Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols.

      Christopher AVERY, a native of New London, Conn., came to this town with his wife, Sally JONES, on horseback, among the early settlers, and located on the farm now owned by Miller RICHARDSON. He died in this town about 1845. His children were Oliver, Alvah, Lura, Nathaniel, Christopher, Sally, Putnam, Simon, Philander, Harriet and Elias J. By a second marriage, with Sophia LUND, his children were Noah L., Newell T., Leonard, Caroline R., Melville M. and Joel. Elias J. married Mary S. WOODMAN, of Washington, daughter of Peter and Mary (GLINES) WOODMAN, by whom he had children as follows: Fernald S., Almeda M., Osgood, Sally and George B., all of -whom are dead. Elias J. AVERY now resides on a farm on road 66, where he, has lived fifty-two years.

      Alvah AVERY, son of Christopher, was born in Corinth. He married Abigail BROWN, of Vershire, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (WHITTIER) BROWN, of Taplin; N. H., and reared one adopted son, William B. D., a son of Mrs. Alvah AVERY's sister, Fanny BROWN. William B. D. AVERY married S. Jannette CLEMENT, of Corinth, daughter of Obadiah and Phebe (MERRILL) CLEMENT, and their children are Jennie L. (Mrs. Timothy G. BRONSON), of Dakota, Effie A., Alvah D., Louie, Ellen J. and Abbie B. Mr. AVERY resides in this -town on a farm on road 66, where he has lived fifty years. He has been active in town affairs, and held the office of selectman two years.

      Phebe CLEMENT, mentioned above, daughter of Samuel and Phebe (FULLER) MERRILL, came to this town from Topsfield, Mass., with her parents who were among the early settlers. She married Obadiah CLEMENT, and their children are Mary E., of Lowell, Mass., S. Jannette, Laura A., Julia A., Lucinda D., Lucy J. and Evelin M.

      Edmond EASTMAN, who came from Londonderry, N. H., was one of the early settlers of Corinth, where he died at the age of over eighty years. His children were Jesse, Orsamus, James, Harvey, Lydia, Polly and Edmund. The latter married Polly CURRIER, of Newburyport, Mass., who died in 1876, aged ninety-four years, he dying in 1858, aged eighty-one years. Their children are Ransom, Calvin, Lyman, Addison, Betsey, Lucinda, Polly, Nancy, Mandana and Emerson E. The latter married Charlotte SCRIBNER, of this town, and they have one son, Winfield S., who married Jennie S. BATCHELDER, of Topsham, and their children are Fred L., Henry E. and Willie C. He resides in this town with his father, on a farm on road 7, where the latter has; lived for over thirty years.

      Reuben LOCKE, a native of Rye, N. H., came to this town about 1795, and remained until his death, aged sixty-six years. He married Phebe CHAPMAN, of Epsom, N. H., and they were among the twelve members who organized the first Congregational church in the town. Their children were Reuben, John, Blake, Haynes, Alice, Anna, Mary, Sarah and David. The latter married Olive BICKFORD, of this town, and their children were Reuben, John, Armedia, Anna, Mary A., Olive, Phebe, Martha, Julia, Annice, Sarah, Blake, Bickford, David, Charles, Reuben, Jannette and John B. The latter married Caroline, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (ROBIE) TAPLIN, of Fairfield, and their children were Frankie and Joseph, deceased, Julia A., Helen C., Emma S., Spaulding F., Harmon J., David B. and William F. William, Elroy LOCKE, M. D., was born in Corinth in 1861. He attended the Bradford academy, and studied medicine with Dr. J. H. JONES, of Bradford, graduating from the Hahnemann Medical college of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1884. He soon after purchased the good will and practice of Dr. M. J. BIXBY, of Cookeville, where he has since been in practice. He married Lena A., daughter of John and Martha (SANBORN) SANBORN, of Barton, Vt., in 1884. Blake LOCKE, mentioned above, married Mary A., daughter of Evans and Annette (BICKFORD) MCCRELLIS, of this town, and they have had born to them four children, viz.: Mabel, Nettie E., Ira and Willie. He resides on a farm, on road 35, where he has lived since his birth.

      Samuel CORLISS, a native of Haverhill, Mass., located in Haverhill, N. H. at an early day, where he remained four years, when he removed to this town, his family being the fourth to locate here, and where he died aged about eighty years. He married Hannah SILVER, and their children were Willoughby, Daniel, Polly, Jonathan, Deborah, Nancy, John, Lodisa and Jonathan. The latter married Polly TAPLIN, and their children were SMITH, Guy, Voda, Jonathan, Jr., Moody, Alden, Johnson, Deborah, Polly and Bliss. Bliss married Amanda M. TAPLIN, and they have two daughters and one son, viz.: Sophronia A., Amanda M. and Edwin R., the latter of whom married, first, Sarah TAPLIN, and second, Lutheria, daughter of George W. and Mary (METCALF) STEVENS. By his first wife he had one son, Everett. Sophronia married George W. BACON, of Fall River, Mass. Amanda M. married George E. DIVOLL, and they have one daughter, Mabel A., of Fall River, Mass. Edwin R. served in Co. D, 8th Vt. Vols. during the late war, and was; honorably discharged.

      Daniel CORLISS, son of Samuel, was a native of Haverhill, Mass., came to Corinth in 1794, and was the first settler on a farm off road 10, where his son Daniel now resides. He married Hepsibeth TAPLIN, of this town, and their children were Willoughby, Samuel, Lodica, Hepsibeth, Marietta, Sally, Mansfield, Nancy A. and Daniel. The latter married, first, Mariah UNDERHILL, of Bradford, who bore him two children, Ella B. and Hannah M., and second, Susan S., daughter of Jacob and Betsey (TAPLIN) Farr, of Corinth, by whom he has had three children-Albert Z., Willie H. H., and Hiram. Mr. CORLISS resides in this town on the homestead farm where he was born.

      John RICHARDSON came from Andover, Mass., and established a cloth-dressing mill just below the present grist-mill at West Corinth village about 1800, which business he continued until his death, when his eldest son, John, Jr., then a lad of sixteen years, assumed it. Mr. RICHARDSON bought the house in which his grandson, Victor, now lives, one of the first frame houses erected in this part of the town, and in which his family of eight children were born. John, Jr., carried on the clothier's business about thirty-five years. He married Deborah SLEEPER and reared two sons, Rodney and Victor, two daughters and one son dying in childhood. He was known by the title of “Squire," and from the age of twenty-nine until his latest years was in some public office and bore his part in all public enterprises. He died in March, 1881, in the same room in which he was born, aged eighty years. His sons Rodney and Victor have carried on singly or in company the mercantile business since 1857. Rodney served in various town, county and state offices, and was pension agent several years.

      John EDWARDS, a native of Boston, Mass., came to Corinth about 1800, and engaged in the distilling and tanning business, and here remained until his death, in June, 1820. He married Nancy ORR, of this town, and their children were John, Susan, Roanna and William. John married Azuba, daughter of John and Polly (TOWLE) ORR, and their children were George I. and William M. He died August 1, 1882, aged sixty-eight years. William M. EDWARDS married Sarah, daughter of Henry and Philura (BEEDE) DICKINSON, of Keene, N. Y., and they have one son, Fred S. Mr. EDWARDS is now a hotel keeper at Corinth Center.

      Josiah DEARBORN was a native of Chester, N. H., and died in the town of Weare. He married Susannah EMERSON, and his children were Henry, Edmund, Samuel, Peter, John, Josiah, David, Moses, Susanna, Sally, Jonathan and Nehemiah. The latter was born in 1780 and died in 1846, aged sixty-six years. He located in this town in 1801, where he married Judith C. HUNTOON, and their children were Nathaniel A., Susan H., Hannah M., Fanny J., Susan O., Charles C., Mary S., Caroline P., John A. and George M. The latter married Mary E., daughter of Ichabod and Janette G. (ROBIE) ROBIE, of this town, and their children are Jessie M., Van Allen, William B. and Georgina M. He now resides in Corinth on a farm on road 34. Mr. DEARBORN was born in West Fairlee, August 5, 1841, and for twelve years was a resident of Vershire, where he held the usual town offices and represented that town in the state legislature in 1872, '82 and '84, serving on the committees on education and state and county expenses. He served in Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols., three years, and is now town superintendent of schools, which .office he has held in Corinth and Vershire eight years.

      Benjamin CELLEY was a native of Andover, N. H., where he died at the age of eighty-two years. He married Apphia KENNISTON, and their children were Benjamin, Philip, William, Sarah, Elijah, Job, Stephen, Rebecca and Elisha. The latter came to Corinth in 1805 and settled on a farm on road 14, where he remained until his death in 1843, aged seventy-nine years. He married Sarah KENISTON, of Andover, N. H., and their children were Sarah, Joel, Elisha, Benjamin, William, Polly, Apphia, Susanna and John. The latter married Luvinia GREENLEAF, of Bradford, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (ROWE) GREENLEAF, and they have one daughter, Nancy J., who married William N. WORTHLEY, of Corinth, and has two children, George W. and Mable E.

      Peter, Stephen I. and Henry EATON, brothers, came to Corinth from Salisbury, Mass. In 1807 Stephen bought the farm now owned by his son, Frederick P. He was a carpenter and for the seven years proceeding had worked at his trade and at farming with his brother Peter. He married Susannah CURRIER, of Newburyport, Mass., in 1800, and was one of the prominent men of Corinth, holding the offices of representative and selectman for many terms, and that of justice of the peace forty-six years. His brother Peter also represented Corinth three years. Stephen had two sons and three daughters, viz.: Liberty (deceased), Frederick P., Abigail (Mrs. David DEARBORN), Mary Ann (Mrs. Hubbard FELLOWS) and Lurana.

      Charles H. BURNHAM was born in Corinth in 1808. He carried on mercantile business eight or ten years in the old union store at West Corinth, where he was instrumental in establishing a post office in 1861. He was the first postmaster here, and held the office twenty years, dying in 1881.

      Aaron SMITH, a native of Hanover, N. H., located in Bradford about 1800, where he followed the dual occupation of farmer and mason until his death. He reared a family of seven children, viz.: Moses, Epaphras, Aaron, Harvey, Ann, Abigail and Judith. Epaphras, who was born in Haverhill, N. H., located in East Corinth village, in 1807, where he practiced his profession of physician until his death in 1850, aged seventy years. He married Susan TAPLIN and their children were Susan L., Mariah, Curtis K., Aaron and. Erdix T. The latter married, first, Emily M., daughter of Winthrop and Susan (CORLISS) GREEN, of this town, who bore him two children, Charles B. and Erdix T., Jr., the latter deceased, and second, Elizabeth, daughter of James and Euphemia (SKINNER) HALLEY, of Glasgow, Scotland, by whom he has had one son, Erdix T., Jr. Mr. SMITH is a homeopathic physician and surgeon, and has been in successful practice in this town for thirty-three years. He is a graduate of Hanover college, and has held many offices of trust in the town.

      Daniel BROWN, of Chester, N. H., came to Corinth previous to 1800, where he remained until his death in 1804. He married Susanna DURGIN, of Northwood, N. H., and their children were James, Mary, Susan, Daniel, John and Walter. The latter married Lydia KENISTON, of Cabot, Vt., daughter of Nathan KENISTON, and their children are Emily, Julia A. and Oliver W.

      The latter married Grace, daughter of John and Ann (Eva) DURKIN, of this town, and they have had three children -- Estella M., Birdie E. and Ann E., the latter deceased. Oliver W. resides in this town on road 19, where he has made his home during his whole life.

      Dr. Alvah CARPENTER was born in Plainfield, N. H., in 1802. He came to this town in 1805, where he died in 1883, aged eighty-one years. He graduated from Castleton (Vt.) Medical college in 1828, and was the first medical graduate to practice in this town. He was of the allopath school and practiced successfully here for fifty years. He married Ann Julia, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy (NUTTING) COOK, of this town, who survives her husband and resides on the homestead at the age of seventy-five years. Their children are Julia L., Abigail A., Alvah M. and Minerva A. Alvah M. married Helen C. LOCKE, of this town, daughter of John B. and Caroline (TAPLIN) LOCKE, and resides in this town on road 49, where he has lived since his birth. He has been sheriff of Orange county two years, deputy sheriff' eighteen years, and constable and collector twelve years.

      Nehemiah, Henry, Edmund; Dea Samuel and David DEARBORN, brothers, from Weare, N. H., settled in Orange county about seventy-five years ago -- Nehemiah in Vershire and the others in Corinth. Nehemiah married Judith HUNTOON and had born to him nine children, six of whom are living. He was one of the Plattsburgh volunteers in the War of 1812, and died in 1847. Three of his sons served in the late war. Henry was in trade many years at West Fairlee. Cornelius Van Ness DEARBORN, son of Deacon SAMUEL, was a lawyer at Nashua, N. H., and United States bank inspector.

      Samuel SCRIBNER was born in Andover, N. H., and his wife, Katharine MARSTON, the same year. They were married November 2, 1796, and in 1800, removed to Washington, with one son, Josiah, then three years of age. They were the parents of five sons and six daughters. Josiah was a farmer, and, located in this town on the farm now owned by John M., in 1817, first working for the widow of Benjamin BROWN whose daughter Melinda he soon after married. He lived upon this farm sixty years, and was known as Captain SCRIBNER, having acquired that military title in the militia. He had born to, him three sons and three daughters, of whom one son, John M., and two daughters, Celestia and Maryette, are living. John M. SCRIBNER went to New York state and engaged in preaching, and was also interested in manufacturing paper. James went west and died in the civil war. Caleb H. was a farmer and passed his life in Orange county, dying in Chelsea. John M. was born on the farm he now occupies, in 1837. He married Nancy (MERRILL), widow of Edwin JACKMAN, and they have two sons and one daughter. He has served several years as selectman and also in other town offices.

      James THOMPSON, son of James, of English descent, was a native of Walpole, N. H. He located in Washington about 1850, and finally came to this town, where he died in 1875, aged eighty-three years. He married, first, Mary, daughter of Hial PAUL, and second, Sophia CURRIER. His twelve children, all by his first wife, were Ira, Moody, Philander, Luther, James, Hial, Hiram, Horace, Mary A., Marcia, Louisa and Sylvester. The latter married, first, Frances TOBEN, by whom he had two children, Lizzie, deceased, and Ida, of Boston, Mass., and second, Mariah H. HUDSON, of Boston, daughter of James and Abbie (CHUBBUCK) HUDSON, of Maine. He has been a resident of East Corinth for the past seventeen years.

      James JENNE was a native of Derby, Vt., where he died. His children were Job, Tolman, Stillman, Thomas and Betsey. Stillman JENNE was born in Derby and is now a resident of West Newbury. He married, first, Miranda T. KING, of Whitefield, N. H., daughter of Asa and Sarah (BURNES) KING, and their children were Sarah, William S., Viola M., Cora S. and Roswell C. The latter married Lestina E., daughter of Roswell F. and Avarissa (SIMPSON) GEORGE, of Bradford, and is an allopath physician and surgeon at East Corinth village, where he has been in practice for sixteen years, having graduated from Hanover college, October 30, 1872. He served in Co. B, 6th Vt. Vols., and also in Co. I, 17th Vt. Vols., and was elected representative of the town for the term of 1884-86.

      Lester FOX was a native of Suffield, Conn., where he died in 1860, aged seventy years. He married Harriet GIBBS, of his native town, and their children were Edward L., Francis S., Leverett, Jane, Lucy A., Mary A. and William C. The latter married, first, Dresta BEEMAN, of Granby, Conn., by whom he had two children, Phelps and Mary A., and second, Marilla E. DOWNER, of Williston, daughter of Nathan J. and Eliza B. (DOWNER) DOWNER, and by her has one son, Charles N., who married Estella L., daughter of Ezra L. and Louisa (FLOWERS) MARSTON, of Weathersfield, Windsor county, and they have three children-Henrietta E., William C., and Charles N. The latter graduated from the University of Vermont, in 1884, and is now a practicing physician and surgeon at East Corinth village.

      Zenas STEARNS, a native of Walpole, N. H., came to Corinth in 1832 and settled on a farm on road 9, where he died at the age of eighty-two years. He married Betsey HEATH, of Bradford, daughter of Isaac, a Revolutionary soldier, and their children were Betsey, Phineas, Sophronia and Isaac. The latter married Lodica, daughter of Jonathan and Polly (TAPLIN) CORLESS, of this town, and their children were Alvira (deceased), Sophronia E., Polly A., Maryette, Merinda and George B., the latter a resident of California. Isaac STEARNS resides in this town on road 9, where he has made his home for fifty-two years.

      Joshua PRESCOTT, a native of Connecticut, located in Washington, where he remained until his death, aged over eighty years. He married a Miss MARTIN, and their children were George, John, Aaron, Hilas, Nelson, Nancy, Emeline, Abigail, Rachel, Louisa and Hannah. George PRESCOTT located in Montpelier, and finally in Topsham, where he died at the age of forty-four years. He married, first, Fanny ROBINSON, and their children were Dexter, George and Mariah, and second, Hannah CORLISS. George married Edna A. CORLISS, of Corinth, daughter of Capt. Jonathan CORLISS, and their children were George, Fred Harry, Henry, Mabel, Anna M. and Daisy. He served in Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols., and was pronounced the best soldier in his brigade by General DEVENS, at headquarters of 3d division 24th Army Corps, January 27, 1865. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

      Benjamin MARTIN, a native of Bradford, came to Corinth, where he remained until his death, aged seventy-three years. He married Mary HARRIMAN, of New York, and their children were Stephen, Mary, Abner, Albert, Benjamin, Emily and George. The latter first located in Bradford, where he remained two years, when he removed to Topsham, where he died March 8, 1873, aged fifty years. He married Alice K., daughter of Hezekiah and Prudence (SAWYER) FELCH, of Topsham, and their children are George H. and Hezekiah B., both of whom reside on road 7, where they have lived three years. Mrs. MARTIN survives her husband, and is sixty-four years of age.

      Thomas MINARD, who served in the War of 1812, came from Massachusetts to Strafford, Vt., about 1798, and later to Chelsea, where he died in 1850, aged fifty-five years. He married Lydia HOPKINS and their children were Amos, Daniel and Thomas. The latter married Sarah P. BLAKE, of Strafford, by whom he has had children as follows: Lydia, Sarah P., Elijah B., Amos M., Augusta M., Thomas H., Selden H., Josiah G., Almira H. and Henry W. The latter married Patience A. FROST, of Groton, Caledonia county, and their children are Francis H., Orange M., Josie M. and Nellie M. He has resided on a farm on road 7, in Corinth, for thirteen years.

      Isaiah DAY, a native of Warren, N. H., came to Corinth in 1846 and settled on a farm on road 6, where Shalor DAY now lives, and there remained until his death in 1861, aged forty-one years. He married Mary A. ROWLAND, of Corinth, daughter of Shalor and Catharine (TAPLIN) ROWLAND, and their children were Catharine R. and Shalor R. The latter married Augusta A. CRAGGY, daughter of William and Sally P. (CARTER) CRAGGY, and they have had two children, Sabin S., deceased, and Rowland W., and reside on a farm on road 6, in this town.

      William FAREWELL, a resident of Topsham many years, moved to Albany, Vt., where he died. His wife was Mary WILES, of Topsham, and their children were Mary, Benjamin, Jacob, Alvira, William, Stillman, Monroe and Asa. The latter married, first, Charlotte BIGGALOW, of this town, and their children were Monroe J., who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness, Jason C., who was shot at Fort Hudson, Hattie M., Stillman and Joshua B. After the death of his first wife he married Hannah WHEELER, of Cabot, Vt., and their children were Cora B., Peter J., Sherman, Philip S., Elsie and Benjamin. Joshua B. Farewell married Hannah E. J. CHESLEY, daughter of Benjamin B. and Mary E. (BURROUGHS) CHESLEY, of this town, and their children are Charley L. and Minnie O. He resides in this town on road 20. He served in Co. B, 3d. Vt. Vols., participating in the battle of Williamsburg, and receives a pension from-the government.

      James RICHARDSON, a native of New Hampshire, was one of the early settlers of Orange, where he remained many years, finally locating in this town, where he died in 1847, aged about eighty years; He was twice married, first to Abigail MARTIN, and second to Mrs. Mary JOHNSON. His children were Nathaniel and Robert, who served in the battle of Plattsburgh, Day, Daniel, William, Betsey, Jerusha, George, Samuel, Henry, James, Abbie and Julia. Samuel, who was a son of his first wife, married, first, Lovisa DUNBAR, of Orange, who bore him children as follows: Harriet, Harrison W., Martha, MILLER, Eliza and Julia. His second wife was Almira KIMBALL, of Topsham, and their children were Mary E. and Loren K. The latter married Emma S., daughter of John B. and Caroline (TAPLIN) LOCKE, and their children were Byron, Mary E. and Wade H., deceased, and Fred R., who resides on the homestead farm on road 20, where he has lived since his birth.

      James M. RICHARDSON was born in Orange, Vt., and at the age of five years came to this town with his father. He married, first, Kate MILES, of Topsham, and their children were T. Franklin, Justin M., George B. and Eugene. By his second wife, Mrs. Nancy N. WEBSTER, of Barre, daughter of Zenas and Susan (NUTTING) CARPENTER, he has had two children, George A. and Willie H. He resides on a farm on road 4, in this town.

      Jesse CARPENTER was a native of Rehoboth, Mass., where he resided many years, finally removing to this town, where he died, aged about seventy-five years. He was twice married, and his children were Zenas, Horace, Dr. Alvah, Converse, Abram, Jesse, Clarissa, Abigail and Calvin. The latter came to this town with his father and settled an a farm on road 5, about the year 1800, where he remained until his death, March 14, 1885, aged eighty-six years. He married Betsey REYNOLDS, of Cambridge, Vt., and their children were Oren D., Calvin, Jr., Fanny E., Cordelia A., Mary A. and Edwin S. The latter married Annie R., daughter of David and Abigail (HADLEY) BONNER, of Manchester, N. H., and they have had three children, Annie B. and Mary A., deceased, and Ray B. Mr. CARPENTER is of the third generation, to occupy the homestead farm settled by his grandfather. He discovered the copper mines in the northern part of this town, and was formerly engaged in the gold mines of California with Col. J. C. FREMONT.

      John ROBIE, a native of England, came from England about 1725 and located in Chester, N. H., where he engaged in tanning. He was a justice of the peace and town clerk for more than twenty years, and remained in Chester until his death. He was twice married. His son John, Jr., settled in Candia, N. H., where he died May 6, 1825, aged eighty years. John, Jr., married Mahetable HALL, of Chester, N. H., who died July 15, 1832, aged eighty-three years. His children were Nancy, William, Mahetable, Sarah, Priscilla, John, Ichabod, Naomi, Ebenezer and Jonathan. The latter was twice married. By his first wife, Eleanor M. WILSON, of Chester, N. H., he had children as follows: Robert W., Sarah J., Susan T., Gardner F., Jennette G., Mary A., Ruth D., Polly F., Abigail M., John W. and Lyman M. His second wife was Mrs. Mary L. HARRIS, of Corinth, daughter of Dea. Samuel and Polly (LEAVETTE) GLINES, and he resides in this town at the advanced age of ninety-three years, the oldest man in the town. Mrs. Mary L. ROBIE had four children by her first husband, Horatio W. HARRIS, a Freewill Baptist. clergyman, who died March 10, 1865, aged fifty-six years. They were Aaron B., Mary L., Martha N. and Marcella. John W. ROBIE married Grace B., daughter of Charles and Lydia (WRIGHT) CHILDS, of West Fairlee, and their children are Lydia C. and Charles C. He has occupied the farm where he now lives for fifteen years.

      Caleb MUNSON was long a resident of Litchfield, Conn., whence he moved to Canada, where he died. He married Mary LEE, of the family of General LEE, of Revolutionary fame, and their children were John, Seth, Jesse, Caleb, Ammi and Reuben. The latter, who served in the War of 1812, was a resident of South Duxbury for a number of years, and finally removed to Morrisville, Lamoille county, where he died in 1871, aged over eighty-nine years. He married Mary MILLER, of Marlow, N. H., with whom he lived sixty-four years, their death occurring only fifteen minutes apart. His children were Almira, Elizabeth, Bethewell M. and Reuben L. The latter married May C., daughter of John and Elizabeth (HEATH) MAGOON, and has resided on road 48 in this town for eleven years. He served in Co. K, 2d Vt. Vols., as a musician, during the late war, and was honorably discharged. His daughter Helen P. P. married Paul ____, of Hyde Park, N. Y., who is a wholesale dealer in foreign fruits, in Beaver street, New York city.

      Joseph RAYMOND, who served as lieutenant in the War of 1812, came from Newbury to this town, where he died. He married Dorothy JOHNSON and their son Simon, who was born in Newbury, located in this town on a farm on road 49, where he remained until his death, in 1876, aged sixty-eight years. He married Mary EASTMAN, of Corinth, daughter of Jesse and Polly (SWIFT) EASTMAN, and their son George H. resides on the homestead farm with his widowed mother, who survives her husband at the age of sixty-four years.

      George SLEEPER was a resident of this town where he died at the age of ninety-one years. His children were Thomas, Rowe and Charles. The latter, who resided in this town, married Emeline LOW, of Bradford, daughter of Ira and Jane (WELCH) LOW, and they have one son, George I., who is a farmer with his father on road 3 1/2, where the latter has resided for forty years.

      Joseph KNIGHT, son of Joseph, was a native of this town, and married Mary, daughter of Jonathan and Olive (TOWLE) ROBIE, of Corinth, and located on a farm on road 18, where he died, aged seventy years. Their children were Hale, Lydia, Daniel, Mary, Joseph, John and Joshua N. The latter married Emily, daughter of Aristarcus and Sophronia (SAWYER) TAPLIN, and their children are Annie M. and Frank E. He has resided in Corinth Center for twenty-four years.

      Jonathan TENNEY, of English descent, first settled in Salem, N. H., and afterwards in Corinth, where he died. His children were Asa, Jonathan, Eliphalt and Joshua. The latter was the first doctor in this town, and remained here until his death, in 1844, aged eighty years. He married Susan ALLEN, daughter of Captain David ALLEN, who served in the battle of Bunker Hill, and their children were Amos C., Hilas, Erdix, Ruth A., Viva, Corban and John A. The latter married, first, Mary, daughter of Capt. Henry and Jennie (MCKEENE) DOE, and second, Lydia, sister of his first wife, by whom he has one daughter, Mary, and resides in this town on road 49. John A. TENNEY has been justice of the peace twenty years, town clerk twelve years, served as side judge of Orange county three years, as register of probate three years, as judge of probate for Bradford district eight years, and represented the town in the state legislature in 1848-49.

      Jonathan WINCHESTER was long a resident of Westmoreland, N. H., where he died, aged over eighty years. His children were Daniel, a Christian clergyman, Elhanan, Jonathan and Salmon. The latter, who was a Methodist clergyman, came to Corinth and preached on the Vershire circuit, dying in Strafford in March, 1821, aged thirty-six years. He married Lucinda W. HANCOCK, of Westmoreland, and their children were Salmon, Horatio, Lucinda, Joseph F., John L. and Greenleaf M. The latter, who was born in Westmoreland, came to Corinth about 1820. He married, first, Sarah T. PRATT, and second, Mrs. Jane E. YOUNG, and has been a resident of this town about sixty-five years. He has been selectman ten years, represented the town in 1863-64, and has held many other offices of trust.

      Dr. Richard ESTUSS, son of Henry, who was a physician, was a native of Cornish, England, from which town he removed to America at the age of forty-two years, and located in Craftsbury. At the age of fifty-one years he was murdered for his money, his horse returning home, but his body was never found. He married Betsey GAY, of Rhode Island, and their children were Lurena, Melinda, Benjamin, Richard, James, Louie, William, Rebecca, Isaac and Sarah. The latter married, first, Horace DALOPH, who died in 1877, aged seventy-eight years, and by whom she had children as follows; Elizabeth, Permelia, Marcia, Salem, Horace, Charley, Eddie, Albert, Willie and George. By her second husband, John BENNETT, she had two children, Henry and John, and she survives her husband at the age of forty-nine years.

      Jonathan KENNEY, son of Joseph and Jemima (LAMB) KENNEY, was born in Preston, Conn., and died in Berlin, Vt., in May, 1838, aged seventy-six years. He married, first, Lydia KENDRICK, and their children were Wealthy, David, Jonathan, Lucy, George, Amory, Abigail H. and Justus. The latter was born in Plainfield, Vt., where he died in 1883, aged eighty-four years. He married Lois TAFT, of Barre, with whom he lived fifty-nine years. Their children were Charles H., George F., Francis L., Abigail E., Harriet T. and Amory E. The latter married, first, Carra L., daughter of Amherst and Experience (REED) PERKINS, by whom he had three children -- Ida E., Homer L. and Frank E. His second wife was Hester Ann, daughter of Daniel and Clarissa G. (NOYES) NUTT, of Lyndon. Amory E. KENNEY has held the office of justice of the peace two years, has been notary public thirty-two years, was side judge in 1872-73, and county commissioner in 1873. He resides on a. farm on road 32, in this town, where he has made his home for ten years.

      Jeremiah DIMCEY was a native of London, Eng. His son John married Mary HART, by whom he had one son, Jeremiah, who came to America in, 1853 and located in this town. He married Juliette C., daughter of Albert and Eleanor (BOWEN) COOKE, and resides on a farm on road 56, where he has lived thirty years.

      Asa DAY was a native of Cornish, Me., where he died. His children were Noah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Joseph, Dolly, Louisa and Ezekiel. The latter was born in Cornish, Me., and served in the War of 1812. He resided in Warren, N. H., and also in Haverhill, dying in the latter place, aged eighty-four years. He married Rebecca BODGE, of Parsonfield, Me., and their children were Joseph, Isaiah, Betsey, Ezekiel, Daniel, Ruth, Lydia, Mary, Benjamin F. and Jeremiah. The latter married Almira TERRY and their children were Harvey (deceased), jasper, Sarah, Harvey E., Isabella, Clarence, Albert, Mabelle and Leston. He has recently removed to Vershire, this county.

      Robert W. ROBIE, son of Jonathan, married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Dollie (ROWE) ROBIE, and their children are Cornelia M., and Allen and Alvin, twins. Mr. ROBIE died July 19, 1863, and his widow survives him at the age of sixty-two years, and has resided on the farm where she now lives forty-one years. Her mother is still alive at the age of eighty-three years.

      Cornelia M. ROBIE married Cyrus H. PARKER, and resides in this town on road 57. Cyrus H. PARKER served in Co. G, 9th Vt. Vols., three years, and was honorably discharged. Allen ROBIE married Jennie B. MORRISON, of Hyde Park, Mass., by whom he has one daughter, Jennie B., and resides in Boston, Mass.

      James THOMPSON, a native of Walpole, N. H., came to Corinth and settled on road 66, where he died at the age of ninety years. He married, first, Polly PAUL, and second, Sophia CURRIER, and his children were Ira, Moody, James, Louisa, Mary A., Marcia, Hiram, Sylvester, Hial, Horace and Philander. Moody THOMPSON was born in Walpole, N. H., and came to Corinth at the age of twenty-five years. He married, first, Sarah ROWELL, of Springfield, N. H., and their children were Sylvia, Eunice, Hepsia and James H., and second, Mrs. Harriet TEMPLETON, of Barre, daughter of John and Rebecca (BOUTWELL) GALE. James H. served in the 8th Vt. Vols., and was killed at Port Hudson, June 14, 1864. Mr. THOMPSON resides in this town on road 48.

      John OVITT, who served in the War of 1812, died in Fairfield, Vt., in 1850, aged about eighty years. He married Clara REED, and their children were Dennis, Cary, Goodsell, Hamilton, Alonzo, Mariah, Lois, Dianna, Louisa, Emeline, Orissa, Ruth, Rhoda and J. Calvin. The latter was born in Fairfield, Vt., and came to this town in 1848, locating on road 36. Later he removed to Chelsea, where he died, aged sixty-eight years. He married Theodocia WILLIS, of Orange, daughter of Melletiah and Martha (SEAVER) WILLIS, and their children were Lucinda L., Martha J., Delia, Sophia, Aaron C. and Alonzo W. The latter married Lucy S., daughter of Corbin and Sally (SMITH) TENNEY, of Corinth, and resides in this town on road 67, where his mother also resides, aged eighty-four years. He is proprietor of Ovitt's California cough syrup, which has been in use fifteen years.

      Michael COMSTOCK, who served in the Revolutionary war, was a native of Vershire, where he died. His children were Orange, Lucy, Willard and Michael. The latter resided in Strafford and Vershire, dying in Vershire at the age of eighty-two years. He married Betsey BACON, of Strafford, and his children were Royal, Harvey, Harrison, Angeline, Ann Julia and Jackson R. The latter married Eunice, daughter of Luther and Harriet (YOUNG) ALDRICH, and they have one adopted daughter, Rosie. Mr. COMSTOCK resides in this town on a farm on road 57, where he has lived sixteen years. Daniel T. ALDRICH served in Co. B, 4th Vt. Vols., in the late war, and died in the army. Joseph Young, grandfather of Mrs. Jackson R. COMSTOCK, served in the War of 1812.

      Elijah ROWELL, a native of Hampstead, N. H., located in Bradford, where he died, aged seventy-five years. He married Sarah WHITAKER, of Weare, N. H., and their children were Elijah, Ralph, Ransom, Phebe, Esther, Fanny and Rufus. The latter was born in Bradford, where he now resides. He married Betsey, daughter of Sherborn PRESCOTT, of Vershire, and their children were William, Orange, Byron, Nelson, Lydia A. and Adolphus PRESCOTT. Adolphus Prescott ROWELL married Ann E., daughter of Hiram and Mary (HEATH) THURBER, of this town, and their children are Benton R., Ada M., Almond N., Augusta F. and Bertha M. Mr. ROWELL has resided on a farm on road 44, in this town, for twenty-six years. His son Almond N. married Hattie E., daughter of John A. and Susanna (WALKER) NORRIS, of this town, and they have one son, Glen N.

      William ARMSTRONG removed from Fairlee to Bradford, where he died, February 9, 1855, aged sixty-five years. He married Margaret SCOTT and their children were John A., Scott, Julia A., Elizabeth,- George W., Mary E. and James. The latter married Mary J., daughter of John and Hannah (WORTHLEY) SANBORN, and their children are Flora, Lizzie A., Mary B., Julia E. and Abbie W. He served as selectman five years, dying December 1, 1884, aged fifty-five years. His widow, who survives him at the age of forty-eight years, resides on the home farm on road 14, in this town.

      Burgess METCALF was born in Piermont, N. H., in 1772, where he died in 1831. He married, first, Elizabeth WAIT, and their children were John W., Louisa, Charles B., Sarah, Cynthia, Mary and Elizabeth; and second, Rachel TAPLIN, by whom he had one daughter, Louisa, 2d. His son John W. married, first, Jane S. BARKER, by whom he had one son, John H., and second, Mrs. Jerusha SHAW, by whom his children were Harriet A., Charles T., Burgess C., Select J. and Solomon H. Mr. METCALF died at Piermont, aged fifty-four years. His son Dea. John H. came to Corinth in 1868, where he married Hannah, daughter of Isaac TAPLIN, who bore him children as follows: William T., Susan J. and Charles H. He married for his second wife Ellen A., daughter of Jacob and Nancy (CILLEY) TAPLIN, of Topsham, and has resided eighteen years on a farm on road 36, in Corinth.

      Enos PORTER was the first white male child born in Vershire, February 6, 1789, near the center of the town. He passed his entire life in Vershire and Corinth, as a farmer, dying in the latter town in 1880. He was one of the Plattsburgh volunteers. His wife, Electa MATSON, who was born in Vershire, bore him six children, four of whom lived to maturity. One son, Lyman, a CARPENTER and firmer, has been actively interested in town affairs. He has served as selectman and justice of the peace, and held the office of lister -twelve years. He has also settled a number of estates in this town. He married Harriet N. HILDRETH, of Chelsea, and of seven children, John L., of Boston, is the only one living.


THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CORINTH

      The Methodist Episcopal church of Corinth, located at Corinth Corners, was organized through the efforts of John LANGDON, the first local preacher east of the Green mountains, in 1798, and was probably the first Methodist Episcopal church in Orange county. The first house of worship was built just over the line in the town of Vershire. The present building, a wooden structure, was built in 1842, at Corinth Corners, will comfortably seat 150 persons, and is valued at about $1,500. The first pastor was Nicholas SNETHINS, who was induced to come up from Wilbraham, Mass., by John LANGDON, who lived on the Moses SPEAR farm, in Vershire, and in whose house the -first sermon was preached about 1796. The present number of members is -fifty-nine, under the pastoral charge of Rev. W. R. PUFFER, of Chelsea.

      The First Free Baptist church of Corinth, located at West Corinth, was organized by Elder BALLARD, of Unity, N. H., in 1798, and consisted of twenty members, with Rev. Daniel BACHELDER, first pastor, who was ordained May 20, 1799. This is the oldest Free Baptist church in this region, and is the "mother church" of Corinth quarterly meeting, which includes the churches of -this denomination in Corinth, Orange, Washington, Topsham and Williamstown. The first house of worship was erected in 1816, and was superseded by the present wooden edifice in 1852, at a cost of $1,700, besides a bell which cost $300. The building will comfortably accommodate 300 persons, and is valued, including grounds, at $1,200. The society has about thirty-two members, with Rev. H. F. DICKEY, pastor.

      The Union church, at East Corinth, was organized in 1840 by about twenty-five members. Their house of worship was erected in 1840 at a cost of $2,000, and is now valued, including grounds, at $2,500, and will comfortably seat 400 persons. The society has no regular pastor, and the building is now used by the Congregationalists.

      The Second Freewill Baptist church, located at South Meadow, in the southeast part of the town, was organized in 183o by its eighteen original members, with Rev. Nathaniel BOLLES as first pastor. Their church building, erected in 1838, of wood, at a cost of $2,000, will comfortably seat 300 persons, and is valued, including other church property, at $3,000. The society now has eighty members, with Rev. M. C. HENDERSON, pastor. The Sunday-school has a membership of seventy, with Dea. C. SLACK, superintendent.

Gazetteer Of Orange County, Vt. 1762-1888.
Compiled And Published by Hamilton Child,
The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders. 
Syracuse, N. Y., 1888.
Page 244-264.

Transcribed by Karima Allison ~ 2004