Benjamin Franklin FIFIELD, of Montpelier, son of Orange and Melissa (NELSON) FIFIELD, was born in Orange, November 18, 1832. He graduated at the U. V. M. in 1835, read law with PECK & COLBY, and was admitted March term, 1858. When Mr. COLBY, in 1864, became register of the treasury, Mr. FIFIELD became Mr. PECK's partner. On the death of Mr. PECK, in 1866, Mr. FIFIELD succeeded to the business of the firm which included the general conduce of the Vermont Central Railroad's legal affairs. The complications consequent on the adversities of the various investors in the securities of the Central and lines controlled by it were so great for the sixteen years succeeding Mr. PECK's death, that Mr. FIFIELD's civil practice became mainly centered in the Central litigation. In this litigation he maintained himself as an acute and inventive corporation lawyer. Mr. FIFIELD was appointed U. S. district attorney in 1869, and held the office until elected representative of Montpelier in 1880. As district attorney he had charge of the legal machinery preventive of further prosecution of the Fenian invasion of Canada, and of many important criminal prosecutions growing out of the defalcations in the customs department. Important cases for false imprisonment and the like were still on the docket against U. S. officers, who had, during the war, carried out the orders of the government as best they could.

      The United States had to defend these cases and Mr. FIFIELD had charge of the defense. Mr. FIFIELD's papers and arguments, while he was district attorney, of themselves would have placed him among the leaders of the bar. He was president of the Vermont Bar Association in 1883-84. He married, January 4, 1865, Lucy, daughter of Erastus HUBBARD, of Montpelier. They have three daughters.

      GEORGE C. MOORS was admitted March term, 1858, and practiced in Barre about a year. A Rev. George C. MOORE, Jr., is described in Hemenway, vol. 4, p. 64, as a son of Dea. MOORE, of Berlin, and as going to Texas and dying at Victoria, Tex., in September, 1867. I have not as yet traced the lawyer from Barre, but it is a little curious that two George C. MOOREs of about the same age should start out from the same locality. It maybe another "James Cook RICHMOND" case where the parson of that name found the Austrian police excited because they couldn't find James COOK, of Richmond.

      CARLISLE J. GLEASON, of Montpelier, son of Huzzial and Emily Henry (RICHARDSON) GLEASON, was born in Warren, October 23, 1831, graduated at Dartmouth in 1856, read law with T. P. REDFIELD, and wag admitted September term, 1858. He became a member of the firm of REDFIELD & GLEASON till Mr. REDFIELD was made judge in 1870; after that practiced alone a year or two, when the firm of GLEASON & FIELD was formed. Mr. GLEASON retired from the late when Mr. FIELD went West in 1881, and has for some years spent most of his time in Boston, where he is treasurer of the American Investment Company. He married, December 12, 1860, Ellen Jeannette, daughter of O. H. SMITH, of Montpelier. 

      GEORGE W. BAILEY, JR., of Montpelier, son of George W. BAILEY, was born in Elmore about 1831, read law and was admitted to the bar, September term, 1858. He was a brother of J. Warren, Charles W., and Theron O. BAILEY. He was elected secretary of state in 1861, and held that office at the time of his death. He married Georgianna, daughter of Col. Thomas REED, who is now Mrs. E. H. POWELL, of Richford. He died July 17, 1865.

      SAMUEL WELLS, of Montpelier, son of William Wells, of Milton, was born in Milton, September 23, 1822. He read law with A. G. WHITTEMORE, of Milton, was admitted in Chittenden county in 1847, and began practice in Bakersfield, and in 1849 procured a charter for the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he became treasurer. He -moved to Montpelier and lived here the remainder of his life. He began agitating the question of a water supply very early, and would have rejoiced could he lave lived to see the Berlin supply obtained as he, years before his death, maintained it should be. He died January 3 1, 1878. He married, in September, 1854, Mary P. LESLIE, of Newbury, who with two daughters survived him.

      CHARLES HENRY HEATH, of Montpelier, son of Elias and Ruth (BLANCHARD) HEATH, was born in Woodbury, November 4, 1829. Elias was born in Newport, N. H., January 14, 1801, and was brought by his father to Montpelier in 1802 and to Woodbury in 1806, to the farm where he lived till his death, in August, 1878. Elias HEATH was also the name of the grandfather of Charles, and the older Elias was the son of Richard HEATH who died of smallpox at Cambridgeport, Mass., a soldier in the Continental army at Washington's siege of Boston. Ruth, the mother of Charles, was the daughter of Deacon Joseph and Phoebe Abbott BLANCHARD, who was descended from George ABBOTT who emigrated from England in 1640 and settled in Andover, Mass., in 1643. Charles' brother, Lester Eugene HEATH, now of Watertown, N. Y., was born in Woodbury, May 14, 1845; his sister Elvira Blanchard HEATH was born August 14, 1832, at Woodbury, and died there; his sister Irene Abbott HEATH was born at Woodbury, August 16, 1834, married Sidney O. WELLS and died at Woodbury, in December, 1870; his sister Sophia Cutler HEATH was born October 31, 1836, at Woodbury, and is the wife of Almon Chester GUERNSEY, of Calais.

      Mr. HEATH went to the "district school" in Woodbury, and in 1847 to 1849 attended Washington County Grammar School; was then for a year under the tutorship of Rev. Horace HERRICK at Woodbury, and in 1850 was at the People's Academy in Morrisville, then under the preceptorship of Melvin DWINELL. Mr. HEATH was then four years in the University of Vermont, and took his degree of A. B. in 1854 and A. M. in 1857. He was from 1854 to 1358 principal of the People's Academy at Morrisville, which became during that time from small beginnings the best school of its class in the state, and among his pupils he had SHURTLEFF, LAMSON, and LIVINGSTON now of this bar.

      He read law in 1856, 1857, and 1858 in the office of Thomas GLEED, of Morrisville, and was admitted in Lamoille County Court, December term, 1858, Asa O. ALDIS, presiding judge. Mr. HEATH began practice January 16, 1859, at Plainfield, and there continued tilt December 20, 1872, when he moved to Montpelier, and since that time has practiced at and from Montpelier, mainly in the counties of Washington and Orange. He was state's attorney from December, 1862, to December, 1864; state senator from this county in 1868, 1869, and 1870, at the session of 1869 being chairman of the senate judiciary committee and in that of 1870 president pro tempore; and a trustee of the state library since 1873. He was president of the Vermont Bar Association, 1886-87.

      Mr. HEATH is blessed with a strong physique as well as an untiring mind retentive of all facts that have ever come to his knowledge. He is apparently refreshed by a long jury trial. I think that as a student and teacher he must have taken great delight in the natural sciences, for he knows more facts than any other man at the bar about material things: immaterial things, too, for that matter -- and what is provoking about it, when you are on the other side, is that he gets some of them into the box right before your eyes and gets them counted, too. Everybody respects a good fighter, and Mr. Heath stands boldly for the rights of his client against all comers; he has a just sense of the dignity of the profession, and considers court, jury, and bar each as having its own duties in the administration of the law, and that each should perform its own and none other. Mr. HEATH has tried more jury cases for the last thirty years than any other member of the bar, and believes in them and enjoys them. When you are with him you will find him a very present help; when against him, prepare for war. He keeps alive to interests outside his practice-historical, educational, and business. And in all his undertakings, professional or otherwise, he is a hearty, vigorous man who stands by his friends and strikes his antagonists.

      Mr. HEATH married, February 9, 1859, Sarah Elizabeth PUTNAM, of Morrisville. She is the daughter of David Wing and Rebecca (COLDWELL) PUTNAM. David Wing PUTNAM was born in what is now East Montpelier, and was the son of Captain Isaac and Sally (WING) PUTNAM.

      GEORGE S. DANA was admitted March term, 1859.

      GEORGE H. CARPENTER, of Waterbury, son of William CARPENTER who was a son of Dan CARPENTER the first lawyer of Waterbury, was admitted March term, 1859. He did not enter upon the practice of law in this county and is not now pursuing it. He is a book-keeper in Griswoldville, Mass.

      ALVIN W. BARRY, of Warren, was admitted to the County Court, March term, 1860, and practiced for a time in Braintree, of which town he was a native. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court here, August term, 1866. Gov. FARNHAM says, in Child's Orange County Gazetteer, he removed to Pithole, Penn., and afterwards settled in New York and now resides there.

      JOSEPH PHILBROOK LAMSON, of Cabot, son of David and Phila (MCCLINTOCK) LAMSON, was born in Elmore, February 9, 1840, studied at the People's Academy at Morrisville, and one year at the U. V. M., read law with Thomas GLEED at Morrisville, and was admitted in Lamoille county, April term, 1860. He began practice August 1, 1860, at Cabot, and has there continued. He was assistant secretary of the senate three sessions, and was state's attorney, 1866 to 1868. Mr. LAMSON has taken much interest in educational matters, and, acting as town superintendent, has for the last year or two brought the district schools of Cabot to a high standard. He is eminently a practical man, and in his profession exhibits such acuteness and skill in the trial of questions of fact as excite the admiration of his brethren of the bar not engaged on the other side of the case. He married, February 9, 1870, Abbie A. KNIGHTS, daughter of Roswell and Sarah KNIGHTS, of Franconia, N. H. They have one child, Arthur David.

      RODNEY LUND, of Montpelier, son of Thomas and Anna LUND, was born in Corinth, April 28, 1830, admitted in Orange county, January term, 1852, practiced in Corinth, White River Junction, and in West Lebanon, N. H., till 1860, when he came to Montpelier and remained till 1867, part of that time being of the firm of WING, LUND & TAYLOR. Since 1867 he has been in practice in Boston. He married, September 13, 1854, Elmyra Jane CHUBB, of Wolcott, daughter of Joseph and Sally Davis CHUBB.

      CHARLES I. VAIL, son of Samuel K. and Vary D. VAIL, was born in. Chester, N. Y., November 11, 1837, graduated at Union College in 1859, read with T. P. REDFIELD, and was admitted September term, 1860. He began practice at Newport, removed to Irasburgh in the spring of 1862, practiced there till he moved, in April, 1871, to Blairstown, Iowa, where he has practiced since. He married, December 9, 1861, Abbie F., daughter of Henry E. BARNES, of Stowe.

      ALBERT CLARKE, born in Granville, October 13, 1840, was admitted March term, 1861, and began practice in Montpelier. He enlisted the next year in the 13th Vermont and became 1st lieutenant of Co. G. Col. CLARKE married, after the war, and lived at St. Albans with his family. He left the law and edited the St. Albans Messenger. In 1874 he was state senator from, Franklin county. He went to Boston and was on the editorial staff of the Advertiser for some time, returned to Rutland and was editor of the Rutland Herald until a recent change in its management. Col. CLARKE is a forcible and polished writer and speaker.

      CHARLES DALEY SWAZEY, of Montpelier, graduated at the U. V. M. in 1859, was admitted at the September term, 1861, began practice in Montpelier, and in 1962 became-a member of Co. I, of the 13th Vt. He went to Minneapolis and died there, June 1, 1865, aged thirty-two years.

      AMERICUS VESPUCIUS SPAULDING, of Waitsfield, practiced there from 1861 about two years, then went to Bristol, and is now practicing in Burlington. He married Mary, daughter of Ziba RICE, of Waitsfield.

      George Washington KENNEDY, of Waterbury, son of Samuel Barnet and Hannah Mosely (MORSE) KENNEDY, was born in Bolton, July 4, 1834, was admitted in Chittenden county, September term, 1860, and began practice in 1862 in Waterbury, where he has since continued. He married Marie HILL, daughter of Orange V. and Cornelia J. Hill, of Burlington, April 21, 1863. They have had four children, one of whom, Dion Wylie, is now living; the three others died in 1881.

      LEE H. BLISS, of Calais, was admitted March term, 1863, and was in, practice in Calais from 1863 to 1866. 

      STEPHEN CURRIER SHURTLEFF, of Montpelier, son of Abial and Rebecca. (FURRIER) SHURTLEFF, was born in Walden, January 13, I838. He, after "going to district school," ttended the academies at Newbury, Glover, and Morrisville. He read law with C. H. HEATH, was admitted March term, 1863, began practice at East Hardwick in May, moved to Plainfield in October, 1863, and there remained till September, 1876, when he came to Montpelier, where he now resides. Mr. SHURTLEFF represented Plainfield in 1874, and was the Democratic candidate for governor in 1886 and 1888. He has always had a large general practice, and has been for some years counsel for the Montpelier & Wells. River R. R., and in other railroad interests. He has also been engaged more than any other member of our bar in patent litigation. When Judge REDFIELD left the bench, in 1884, Mr. SHURTLEFF received in the legislature a very substantial support as his successor on the bench. Mr. SHURTLEFF is a strong lawyer, going straight to the vital things in issue in the trial, and is forcible and direct in his management and argument. His attack is strong and, sustained; crede experto -- for I remember, when opposed (and beaten) by him and Mr. CARLETON in an election case, his sudden disclosure in argument of the bearing and deadly effect of a bit of testimony quietly elicited from a witness in sympathy with our side; and what made it the more aggravating was that CARLETON, with his Congregational countenance, sat by consenting and holding the garments of Stephen while he stoned us.

      Stephen was a mighty hunter till somebody stole his hundred dollar shotgun.

      He married, April 21, 1868, Elizabeth M., daughter of John Augustine and Arminda PRATT, of Marshfield, and they have two children, Harry C. and Maud L.

      Charles D. HARVEY was admitted September term, 1863, and began practice in Montpelier, and was here one year.

      Cyrus BROWN, Of Worcester, was admitted at the September term, 1863. He has lived in Worcester and at one time had an office in Montpelier. The old gentleman has tried a great many justice cases, and I do not suppose that the time has yet come to say of him: "The books are about to be closed-and the books are closed."

      Edwin Franklin PALMER, of Waterbury, son of Aaron and Sarah (THAYER) PALMER, was born in Waitsfield, January 22, 1836; graduated at Dartmouth in 1862, was 2d lieutenant of Co. B, 13th Vt., read law with Paul DILLINGHAM, and was admitted September term, 1864. He began practice in Waterbury in 1865 and has there continued; represented Waterbury in 1880 and 1888; was reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court, 1880 to 1888; and was elected to and now holds the office of state superintendent of education. Mr. PALMER is a scholarly and studious lawyer, and the important positions to which he has been chosen show what estimate his fellow citizens have of his abilities and high character. He married, in 1865, Addie D., daughter of William HARTSHORN, of Guildhall. They have seven children.

      William PALMER, of Waitsfield, brother of Edwin F., was admitted March term, 1870. He resides in Waitsfield, but is not in practice.

      Rising NICHOLS, of Warren, son of Lorenzo NICHOLS, was admitted March term, 1865. He did not practice in this county, but went to Pithole, Penn., near which place he died in 1887.

      It may here be said that George W. TYLER, of Warren, son of William P. TYLER, went to Boston, read law with Rufus CHOATE, went to California, where he has been a prominent lawyer, and where he was not long ago one of the counsel engaged in the celebrated divorce case of SHARON vs. SHARON.

      Chauncey Warriner TOWN, of Montpelier, son of Ira and Frances Miretta (WITHERELL) TOWN, was born at Montpelier, July 4, 1840; graduated at Dartmouth in 1862; was assistant in the state library; read law with HEATON & REED, and was admitted September term, 1865. He went to New York city, where he has since been in successful practice.

      Hiram CARLETON, of Montpelier, son of David and Mary (WHEELER) CARLETON, was born at Barre, August 28, 1838. He attended the Barre Academy and graduated at the U. V. M.; read law with E. E. FRENCH and was admitted September term, 1865. He began practice in Waitsfield in May, 1866, and remained there nearly ten years, when he came to Montpelier and was a partner in the firm of HEATH & CARLETON, until 1883, when he became judge of probate. While in Waitsfield he represented the town and was state's attorney two years.

      Judge CARLETON while in practice became known as a sound lawyer and safe counsel. He mastered his cases, was careful in his pleadings, never proclaimed himself certain of victory till final judgment in his favor, but left no stone unturned to obtain such judgment. "Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is a better."

      He married, October 26, 1865, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Lathrop and Mary Ball POPE, of Keeseville, N. Y. They have two children, Frederick Pope and Mary Ball.

      Henry N. DEAVITT, of Waterbury, son of Samuel and Adaline (PRESTON) DEAVITT, was born in Richmond, in February, 1842, read with Luther HENRY and with REDFIELD & GLEASON, was admitted March term, 1866, and practiced in Waterbury two years. He then went to Underhill Center, then to Richmond, and for about three years has been in practice in Winooski. He has been twice married.

      Thomas Jefferson DEAVITT, son of Willliam and Chestina (PRESTON) DEAVITT, was born at Richmond, February 11, 1840; read law with Paul DILLINGHAM and was admitted March term, 1866. He began practice at Moretown in May, 1866, and in May, 1872, moved to Montpelier. Mr. DEAVITT, while not giving up entirely general practice, has devoted himself especially to the prosecution of claims for patents and pensions, and for some years his practice in pension cases has been larger than that of any other attorney in New England.

      He married, January 19, 1870, Carrie E., daughter of Luther and Caroline HARRINGTON, of Royalston, Mass. The have four sons and one daughter.

      John J. DEAVITT, born May 14, 1808, near Troy, N. Y., a member of Franklin County bar, was with his nephew, Thomas J., in Montpelier, in the winters of 1886-87 and 1887-88.

      Melville Earl SMILIE, of Montpelier, son of Earl SMILIE (who was a son of Nathan SMILIE of "Smilie and Bank reform " times) and Matilda Bolton (THURSTON) SMILIE, was born in Cambridge, August 21, 1844. He attended the U. V. M. two years, came to Montpelier in 1864, read law with HEATON & REED and in Luther NEWCOMB's office, was admitted March term, 1866, and was deputy clerk till October, 1866, when he began practice in Waterbury. He was elected state's attorney in 1868 and 1869, and established himself in the estimation of the community, and of such critical judges as Charles REED, as a good lawyer and advocate. About 1870 he left the law and went into what proved to be an unsuccessful business enterprise, and in June, 1873, he went to Detroit and began practice; but Mr. NEWCOMB falling sick he returned 1n 1875 and took charge of Mr. NEWCOMB's office as his deputy. On Mr. NEWCOMB's death he succeeded him as clerk of the court, an office which he has filled as worthily as did his predecessor. Whether the love of fishing is an inheritance of the county clerk's office, I don't know. But I do know that Mr. NEWCOMB, in his day, and Mr. SMILIE, in his, have both delighted in it; but I never heard that Mr. NEWCOMB was chased by a bear in the wilds of Granville.

      Mr. SMILIE married, May 26, 1870, Ellen PINNEO, and they had two children, of whom one, Melville Earl, born April 27, 1878, is living. They have resided in Montpelier since 1876.

      James Stevens PECK, of Montpelier, son of W. Nelson and Julia A. (CLARK) PECK, was born at Montpelier, December 8, 1838. He graduated at the U. V. M. in 1860, began reading law, was a lieutenant in and adjutant of the 13th Vt., and adjutant and major of the 17th Vt. He was admitted to the bar, September term, 1866, and continued in Mr. FIFIELD's office for many years. He was assistant district attorney under Mr. FIFIELD, and had charge of making the office reports to Washington where they were complimented as being the best received by the department. He was adjutant-general of the state from 1872 to 1881, when he was appointed postmaster of Montpelier. Gen. PECK never engaged in active practice of the law. His tastes were literary rather than forensic, and while he excelled in expressing himself on paper, in public speech, he had the diffidence of a girl. He was a steadfast friend, an outspoken opponent, a brave soldier, and a noble gentleman. He married, March 4, 1869, Mary BLAKE, who survives him.

      David B. LYMAN was admitted September term, 1866.

      Arthur CULVER, of Montpelier, studied in the county clerk's office with Mr. NEWCOMB. He was admitted March term, 1868. In 1869 he was secretary of the Council of Censors. He went to Royalton and died there August 21, 1871, aged twenty-six years.

      Robert E. DE FORREST was admitted September term, 1868.

      James Stevens PECK, of Montpelier, son of W. Nelson and Julia A. (CLARK) PECK, was born at Montpelier, December 8, 1838. He graduated at the U. V. M. in 1860, began reading law, was a lieutenant in and adjutant of the 13th Vt., and adjutant and major of the 17th Vt. He was admitted to the bar, September term, 1866, and continued in Mr. FIFIELD's office for many years. He was assistant district attorney under Mr. FIFIELD, and had charge of making the office reports to Washington where they were complimented as being the best received by the department. He was adjutant-general of the state from 1872 to 1881, when he was appointed postmaster of Montpelier. Gen. PECK never engaged in active practice of the law. His tastes were literary rather than forensic, and while he excelled in expressing himself on paper, in public speech, he had the diffidence of a girl. He was a steadfast friend, an outspoken opponent, a brave soldier, and a noble gentleman. He married, March 4, 1869, Mary BLAKE, who survives him.

      David B. LYMAN was admitted September term, 1866.

      Arthur CULVER, of Montpelier, studied in the county clerk's office with Mr. NEWCOMB. He was admitted March term, 1868. In 1869 he was secretary of the Council of Censors. He went to Royalton and died there August 21, 1871, aged twenty-six years.

      Robert E. DE FORREST was admitted September term, 1868.

      Joel Hayward LUCIA, son of Charles Theophilus and Paulina (MACIER) LUCIA, was born in Bridport, March 17, 1842. He attended Barre Academy, 1858 to 1861, and was in Middlebury College, 1861 to 1862. He served in Co. D, 14th Vt.; and as 1st sergeant and 1st lieutenant of Co. H, 17th Vt., until discharged July 14, 1865. He lost his left arm at the battle of Poplar Spring Church, September 30, 1864. Gen. Lucia was register of probate several years in Addison county, and was mayor of Vergennes in 1881, '82, and '83. He was admitted in Addison county, in June, 1868, practiced at Vergennes till his removal, in November, 1883, to Montpelier, and was state's attorney of Addison county, 1872 to 1874.

      He married, June 27, 1871, Elizabeth BURNAP, daughter of Charles and Emily Eliza (BALDWIN) Reed, of Montpelier, who died January 5, 1881, leaving three children.

      FRANK PLUMLEY, of Northfield, was born in Eden, December 17, 1844, read with POWERS & GLEED and attended Michigan University Law Department, was admitted in Lamoille county, May term, 1869, and went to Northfield in June. He was six years of the firm of CARPENTER & PLUMLEY, and has practiced there continuously. He was state's attorney from 1876 to 1880, among his important cases being the CARR and MEAKER murder trials. He has just been appointed United States' district attorney for Vermont.

      He has a good civil practice. He has been at the head of the Good Templars of the state, is an earnest temperance man, and is a powerful and effective stump speaker. He represented Northfield in 1882. He has stumped in Michigan for several campaigns as well as speaking in Vermont. He likes it and so do his audiences.

      He married, August 9, 1871, Lavinia L., daughter of Hiram C. and Mary (SMITH) FLETCHER, of Eden: They have two children.

      WILLIAM ANDERSON BOYCE, of Barre, son of Richard T. and Joanna (BANFIELD) BOYCE, was born in Newbury, December 3, 1839, came to Barre in 1858, read law with L. C. WHEELOCK and was admitted September term, 1869, and has practiced in Barre since. He represented Barre in 1872.

      OSMAN BAKER BOYCE, of Barre, brother of W. A., was born in Newbury, November 24, 1841, read with his brother and graduated at Albany Law School, 1871. He settled at Guildhall in May, 1871, was admitted in Essex county, and was state's attorney in 1872 and 1873. In 1874 he went to Barre and has since practiced there.

      He married, in June, 1871, Amelia A. FRENCH, of Northumberland, N. H., who died in September, 1877, leaving one child, Edith A. He married, in January, 1881, Louise L., daughter of Oramel DODGE, of Barre.

      EPHRAIM ALBERT HEATH, of Moretown, son of Almon D. and Cordelia HEATH, was born at Lincoln, June 15, 1846, was admitted September term; 1869; remained in Montpelier for a time and began practice in April, 1873, in Moretown, where he has since continued.

      He married, March 2, 1872, Lizzie J. WILKINS, of Moretown; they have one child, Maud Mary, aged eleven.

      Hiram BLAISDELL read with C. H. HEATH and was admitted March term, 1870. He is now in Boston. He invented the use of a search warrant signed by two justices to get possession of a. child in a divorce case, and made it work. For full sketch of him see Childs Orange County Gazetteer, p. 148.

      E.J. McWAIN, born in Ripton, August 17, 1840; lieutenant in 11th Vt., admitted in Windsor county in 1867, practiced in Northfield, 1868 to 1870; is now in Nebraska. See Child's Orange County Gazetteer, p. 146, for full account.

      Henry Kellogg FIELD, son of Charles Kellogg and Julia (Kellogg) FIELD, was born in Newfane, June 8, 1848, graduated at Amherst in 1869, was admitted in Windham county in 1871 or 1872, came at once to Montpelier and was partner in the firm of GLEASON & FIELD till September, 1881, when .he went to San Francisco as general agent of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company. He has succeeded finely in business there. He married, November 26, 1872, Catharine DANIELS, of Hartford, Conn. They have five sons.

      William D. GOULD was admitted March term, 1871.

      Josiah Osgood LIVINGSTON, of Montpelier, born in Walden, February 3, 1837, was admitted in Lamoille county, May term, 1871. He went into the 9th Vt. and became its adjutant, and also captain of Co. G. He practiced at Topsham three years and was one year in Calais, and came in 1871 to Montpelier, where he has since practiced or resided.

      Captain LIVINGSTON married Alice KENT, daughter of Ezekiel KENT, of Montpelier, and now resides on his farm in such comfort as the results of his service in the war permit him to enjoy.

      Orman L. HOYT, of Plainfield, was admitted March term, 1872, and has since practiced in Plainfield. He is at present in Fort Payne, Ala., but I presume intends to return. His family has in his house, by inheritance, a quaint old desk that Israel Putnam once possessed.

      Eugene C. HOYT, of Plainfield, son of O. L., was admitted March term, 1882, and he practiced with his father till last winter, when he went to Fort Payne and is now there in such ill health as to call his father there.

      Clarence Horatio PITKIN, of Berlin (office in Montpelier), son of Gen. Perley P, and Caroline Matilda (TEMPLETON) PITKIN, was born in East Montpelier, August 26, 1849, read law with B. F. FIFIELD, and was admitted March term, 1872. He has practiced in Montpelier since that time, part of the time alone, part as member of the firm of FIFIELD, PITKIN & PORTER, and for the last six years has been the senior lawyer of the firm of PITKIN & HUSE. He was in 1881 one of the commissioners to edit the Revised Laws, state's attorney, 1880 to, 1882, and United States' district attorney for Vermont from June, 1887, till his resignation took effect, March 5, 1889. He married Catharine LAMORA, and they have one son, Harold.

      Carroll Perley PITKIN, of Montpelier, brother of Clarence H., was born in East Montpelier, December 15, 1851. He read law with B. F. FIFIELD and was admitted March term, 1873. He has not been in practice and has been for years secretary and treasurer of the Lane Manufacturing Company. He is the present town representative from Montpelier. He married Ella C. DEWEY; and after her death married Mary DEVINE.

      Hiram Aucusnus HUSE, of Montpelier, son of Hiram S. and Emily M. (BLODGETT) HUSE, was born in Randolph, January 17, 1843. His parents moved to Wisconsin in 1845 and there remained till 1868. He graduated at Dartmouth in 1865 and at Albany Law School in 1867. In December, 1872, he moved to Montpelier; was town representative in 1878; one of the commissioners to edit the Revised Laws in 1881; state's attorney, 1882 to 1884; and has been state librarian since 1873.

      He married, January 30, 1872, Harriet Olivia, daughter of Melzar and Eunice Harriet (SMITH) WOODBURY, of Randolph. They have two children, Harriet Emily and Ray Woodbury.

      Charles D. JOSLYN, of Northfield, read law with Gov. DILLINGHAM, was admitted March term, 1873, practiced in Northfield one year, and went to Detroit, Mich., where he died. He married Miss ATHERTON, of Waterbury.

      Frank M. PACE was admitted September term, 1873, and went into practice at Groton.

      Charles Walcott PORTER, of Montpelier, son of John and Jane F. PORTER, was born in Hartford, July 1, 1849. He read law with B. F. FIFIELD, was admitted March term, 1874, and has practiced in Montpelier since, for a time as a member of the firm of FIFIELD, PITKIN & PORTER, and lately alone. He was deputy secretary of state from 1872 to 1884, and has been secretary of state since 1884.

      He married, July 16, 1885, Florence B., daughter of Charles W. and Olive E. BAILEY. 

      He married, December 19, 1878, Mae TANNER, of Montpelier, and they have one child, Bertha Mae, born March 7, 1882.

      GEORGE LEWIS STOW, born October 10, 1851, in Grafton, Mass., now of Chelsea, practiced in Barre from October 15, 1875, to January, 188o. In 1884 he married Mrs. Laura A. DAVIS, of Chelsea. See Child's Orange County Gazetteer, p. 104, for full sketch.

      WILLIAM ADAMS LORD, of Montpelier, son of Rev. William Hayes LORD, D. D., and Harriet Adams (AIKEN) LORD, was born in Montpelier, August 28, 1849, graduated at Dartmouth College, of which his grandfather was for a third of a century president, in 1869, read law in Cincinnati and with C. H. HEATH, was admitted March term, 1876, and has since practiced in Montpelier. He married, June 29, 1883, Mrs. Lucy A. (REYNOLDS) YOUNG.

      WALTER P. WHEELER Was born in Calais, September 25, 1854, was admitted September term, 1876, began practice in Montpelier, soon went to Brandon and practiced there some years. He married and has lately gone to work for a publishing house.

      TRUMAN ROBERT GORDON, of Montpelier, was admitted September term, 1877, and has since practiced in Montpelier. Of late he has, besides his practice of law, "in an itinerant way in connection therewith and sometimes independent thereof," kept a livery stable. He promised me his autobiography, but has not sent it.

      Since I wrote the above he has filed the document, and, as he apparently delayed in good faith, I add that he is a son of William and Mary (THURBER) GORDON, of Bolton, and was born at Vershire, August 3, 1850.

      He married Ellen L. HATCH, November 27, 1875, at Jericho; she died some years ago, leaving one child, Ellen L.; he married, December 25, 1888, Hattie M. NORRIS.

      CYRUS M. JOHNSTON, of Northfield, son of Moses JOHNSON, was born at Northfield, graduated at Norwich University, was admitted September term, 1877, practiced in Northfield two years with Mr. PLUMLEY, one year alone, and went in 1880 to Detroit, Minn., where he is now practicing.

      JOHN W. GREGORY, of Waitsfield, son of Rev. Joseph D. and Laura, L. (CUTTING) GREGORY, was born at Northfield, July 13, 1854, graduated at Ann Arbor in 1879, was admitted in this county, September 21, 1878, and has practiced in Waitsfield since September, 1879.

      He married Lucy F., daughter of Jonathan H. and Ellen M. HASTINGS, of Waitsfield, September 20, 1880.

      Ruses P. BARRETT, of Montpelier, son of judge James BARRETT, was born at Woodstock, graduated at Dartmouth, was admitted, camp here about 1879, was in Mr. SHURTLEFF’s office, was admitted to the Supreme Court, general term, 1881, went to Rutland, practiced, and married there. The death of his wife was a terrible blow to him, and after regaining his health he went to New York city and went into business. I was glad to meet him in Rutland last month (March, 1889).

      Osman Dewey CLARK, of Montpelier, son of John W. and Ann B. (DEWEY) CLARK, was born in Montpelier, November 26, 1855, graduated at Amherst in 1876, was admitted March term, 1879, began practice, but devoted himself largely to insurance business, and has, since 1884, been assistant secretary of the National Life Insurance Co., of Montpelier.

      He married, November 29, 1882, Elizabeth De Witt ATKINS, daughter of Hiram ATKINS, of Montpelier. They have one child, De Witt ATKINS, born July 10, 1886; another, Philip D., died December 22, 1888, in infancy.

      John Henry SENTER, son of Dearborn Been and Susan Chase (LYFORD) SENTER, was born in Cabot, November 11, 1848, spent his boyhood and youth in East Montpelier, Montpelier, and Concord, N. H.; taught district school in Maine, came back to Montpelier, broke his leg, and went to Warren. He taught school forty-three terms. He read law under C. H. PITKIN's direction, was admitted March term, 1879, practiced in Warren nearly six years, when he moved to Montpelier, formed the partnership of SENTER & KEMP, and has been in active practice here since. SENTER & KEMP also do a large insurance business, and are, respectively, secretary and treasurer of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of Montpelier. Mr. SENTER is United States bank examiner for Vermont.

      He married. November, 1, 1875, Addie G. MARTIN, of Warren, and they have three children, Frank Ginevra, Clarence Hiram, and Mabel.

      John E. HARRIS, of Montpelier, was admitted September term, 1879, began practice in Montpelier, went to Burlington, married, went into journalism there and at St. Johnsbury, and is now again in Burlington. His newspaper work is always pungent and forcible.

      Edward Wyatt BISBEE, of Barre, son of Elijah Wyatt and Lydia Dewey (BROWN) BISBEE, was born in Waitsfield, February 27, 1856, was admitted September term, 1879, began practice at Barre in November, 1879, and has there continued. He has been state's attorney since December 1, 1886. He married, January 20, 1886, Julia B., daughter of John and Maria SNOW.

      Levi Bishop SMITH, born in Strafford, September a, 1856, read with HEATH & CARLETON, was admitted September term, 1879, began practice in Strafford and died there of consumption, April 9, 1880. For full sketch see Childs Orange County Gazetteer, p. 154.

      Zed Silloway STANTON, of Roxbury, son of George B. and Lucretia STANTON, was born at Roxbury, May 1, 1848, was admitted March term, 1880, and has practiced in Roxbury since. He represented Roxbury in 1884, and 1886, and was assistant judge of Washington County Court from 1884 to 1888. He received a good vote for speaker in the session of 1886.

      He married, May 31, 1880, Mrs. Jennie S. (SMITH) WALBRIDGE, daughter of Israel and Maria SMITH. They have one child, Jessie L.

      Frank R. BATES, of Northfield, son of Orrin BATES, was born in Northfield, graduated at Norwich University, was admitted March term, 1880 and practiced in Northfield until his death from consumption in the fall of 1883.

      BURLEIGH F. SPALDING, of Montpelier, read with GLEASON & FIELD, was admitted March term, 1880, went at once to Fargo, Dakota, where he has become a very prominent and successful lawyer. He is married.

      GEORGE BARNARD CLIFFORD, of Montpelier, son of Benjamin B. and Ruth N. (GEORGE) CLIFFORD, was born in Concord, N. H., March 10, 1858, was admitted September term, 1880, began practice May 15, 1881, at Grand Forks, Dakota, and has there continued. He is secretary and one of the managers of the Dakota Investment Co.

      He married, May 23, 1888. Minnie E. COOLEY, of Grand Forks.

      CHARLES FREMONT TEMPLETON, of Montpelier, son of Horatio TEMPLETON, was born in Worcester, June 21, 1856, graduated at Dartmouth in 1878, was admitted September term. 188o, went to Fargo, Dakota, in March, 1881, and became a partner of Mr. SPALDING. He was appointed attorney-general of Dakota Territory in January, 1887, and so remained till November 10, 1888, when he became chief justice of the Eighth Judicial District-of the Territory.

      He married, February 26, 1881, Edna C. CARLETON, of Williamstown, and they have three children.

      CHARLES. B. GOODRICH was born at Hartland, February 16, 1853, read with HEATH & CARLETON, was admitted September term, 1880, began practice at West Randolph, and in April, 1881, went to Syracuse, where he now practices. He married, May 27, 1880, Elizabeth C. VANDERBURGH, of Vineland, N. J.; they have one daughter.

      HARLAN WESLEY KEMP, son of Phineas Allen and Betsey KEMP, was born at Worcester, April 5, 1858, read with S. C. SHURTLEFF, was admitted September term, 1880, began practice in Montpelier and has here continued, and for the last four years has been of the firm of SENTER & KEMP. He married, December 13, 1881, Sarah Adaline, daughter of Christopher Columbus and Elizabeth PUTNAM; they have two children, Margie Belle and Bessie Eliza.

      GEORGE WALTER MORSE, of Waterbury, son of Truman and Mary (STRICKLAND) MORSE, was born in Essex, March 23, 1847, admitted September term, 1880, and has practiced since in Waterbury, where he has been postmaster from 1885.

      He married, January 3, 1882, Ella F., daughter of Francis and Sylindia JOSLYN. She died last fall of quick consumption, leaving one daughter, Florence Frances.

      GEORGE T. SWASEY, of Montpelier, was admitted September term, 188o. He went to Wahpeton, Dakota, practiced there, was in Massachusetts for some time, and is now gone, on the line of the Northern Pacific R. R., to Montana.

"Westward the star of Empire."

      JONATHAN KENDRICK KINNEY, of Montpelier and Berlin, son of Luther SKINNER and Ednah Maria (WALKER) KINNEY, and great-grandson of Jonathan KINNEY the first Congregational preacher in Vermont, was born in Royalton, October 26, 1843; served in the 16th Vt., and says: "was present at battle of Gettysburg, badly scared, always remembered that; wished then that I was somewhere else; since been glad I was there." He was admitted in Orange county in 1875, practiced at West Randolph, and about 1880 for a short time in Montpelier. Left practice for legal authorship and is author of Kinney's Digest, and other books, and says " more in preparation and contemplation which I hope may be better." The others are good.

      He married, October 16, 1866, Mary Lucetta BABBITT, of Randolph, a grandniece of Joel BARLOW. Their son Hugh S., a boy of great promise, died at fifteen; their daughter, Mary Kendrick KINNEY, assists her father in his work. They live a couple of miles out of Montpelier, "down the river on the Berlin side." See Chills Orange County Gazetteer for full sketch.

      FRANK WILLIAM TUTTLE, Of Montpelier, son of John L. and Amanda Jane TUTTLE, was born at Newbury, February 6, 1860, was admitted March term, 1881, went the next year to Grand Forks, Dak., returned to Vermont, and in 1886 located at Vergennes, where he is now in practice.

      WILLIS F. BAKER, of Northfield, came from Greensboro to Norwich University, read with C, W. Porter and with F. PLUMLEY, was admitted March term, 1882, and practiced in Northfield until he went South for health in 1884. He returned and died in Northfield in 1885. He married Abbie, daughter of C. P. KIMBALL, of Northfield.

      FRANK E. H. GAREY, of Montpelier, son of Ephraim GAREY, was admitted September term, 1882. He practiced here in the firm of GORDON & GAREY, and about three years ago went to Boston to pursue his profession.

      ALMER B. THOMAS, son of Oscar and Julia A. THOMAS, was born in Woodbury, August 2, 1862, read law in Montpelier, was admitted March term, 1883, and went to Redfield, Dak., where he practiced nearly three years. He returned to Vermont and has practiced at West Randolph, and is interested in new granite quarries in Woodbury and Hardwick. He married Cora M. SHIPMAN, of Hardwick, in October, 1885.

      ALLAND GARDNER FAY, of Montpelier, son of Gardner and Matilda Catharine (SANCRY) FAY, was born in Brookfield, December 4, 1856, and was admitted at the general term of the Supreme Court in 1884, being the first student from this county to be admitted under the new rules, in force from r884, requiring all students applying for admission to the bar in this state to undergo examination at the general term. He began practice in December, 1884, at Plainfield, and in August, 188), came to Montpelier and is since of the law firm of HEATH & FAY. He married, December 15, 1886, Carrie BRADLEY, daughter of Luther and Mary Page (BRADLEY) CREE, of Montpelier.

      CHARLES M. BENNETT, of Montpelier, son of Daniel K. and Caroline L. (MANN) BENNETT, was born in Montpelier, March 5, 1861, read with C. H. PITKIN and PITKIN & HUSE, was admitted at the general term, 1885, and has since practiced in Montpelier.

      WALTER A. DUTTON read law with M. E. SMILIE in the countv clerk's  office, was admitted at the general term, 1885, and has practiced in Hardwick and vicinity. He is married.

      JOHN V. SPRAGUE, of Barre. son of John H. and Elizabeth J. (BACON) SPRAGUE, was born at Chelsea, December 22, 1860, was admitted at the general term, 1886, and has since practiced at Barre. He married, July 3, 1887, Ida E., daughter of Jefferson and Lurinda (WALBRIDGE) BRUCE, of Montpelier.

      CHARLES D. EDGERTON, of Northfield, son of Orvis D. and Roxana S. (TAYLOR) EDGERTON, was born at Brasher Falls, N. Y., August 25, 1856, graduated at Dartmouth in 1879, was admitted at the general term, 1886, and has since practiced in Northfield.

      LEONARD S. THOMPSON, born in Richmond, August 26, 1842, was admitted in Orleans county. He came from Stowe to Montpelier in 1886, and practiced in Barre, residing in Montpelier, for a time. His wife died in Montpelier in 1888, leaving a son and daughter. Mr. THOMPSON is now in Boston, but not in the practice of law I am informed.

      WALTER EUGENE BARNEY, of Barre, son of Alvah W. and Samantha S. (WAY) BARNEY, was born in Acworth, N. H., read with S. C. SHURTLEFF and M. E. SMILIE, was admitted at the general term, 1887, and has since practiced in Barre. He married, February 17, 1886, Hattie M., daughter of George B. and M. Jane NEWCOMB, of Warren.

      ROME GREEN BROWN, Of Montpelier, son of Andrew Chandler and Lucia (GREEN) BROWN, was born at Montpelier, June 15, 1862, graduated at Harvard University in 1884, read with B. F. FIFIELD, was admitted at the general term, 1887, and went, in November, 1887, to Minneapolis into the office of BENTON & ROBERTS, where he now is. He married, May 24, 1888, Mary Lee HOLLISTER, of Plainfield.

      HOWARD HASELTINE, of Waterbury, son of Eben and Lydia (MARSHALL) HASELTINE, was born in Moretown, August 28, 1859, read with W. P. BILLINGHAM, was addmitted at the general term, 1887, and has since practiced in Waterbury.

      FRED LESLIE LAIRD, of Montpelier, son of Henry S. and Lora (DWINELL) LAIRD, was born in Plainfield, September 26, 1860, graduated at Dartmouth in 1884, read law in Montpelier, was admitted at general term, 1887, and has since practiced in Montpelier. He married, November 15, 1888, Nellie COX, daughter of Capt. B. A. and Victoria Louise COX, of Randolph, Me.
 
 

Gazetteer Of Washington County, Vt. 1783-1899, 
Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child,
Edited By William Adams.
The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders.
Syracuse, N. Y.; April, 1889.
Pages 105-120

Transcribed by Karima Allison, 2003