~ 7 June 1763
Corner, North Williston, Tafts Corner, Williston.
is an excellent farming town, of a rich soil, with an uneven surface, but
not mountainous. It is very productive of all the
varieties common to a northern climate . . . Williston is watered
by Winooski River and some smaller streams, but its water power is small.
Thomas Chittenden was the father of this town. He came here in 1774. He
was a member of the convention, which, in 1777, declared Vermont an independent
state, and was active in procuring its admission into the Union. When the
Vermont Constitution was established in 1778, Mr. Chittenden was selected
as a candidate for governor, to which office he was annually elected, with
the exception of one year, till his death, in 1797. He was sixty-seven
years of age."
of Vermont, Hayward, 1849)
town clerk maintains birth, death and marriage vital statistics and many
other records of value in researching your ancestors. You can contact the
Clerk's office at:
Vital Records Office
Town of Williston Home Page
Williston Historical Society
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