Waterford, Vermont - Home Page
Welcome to the Waterford, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.
Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site. Please direct your research questions to the appropriate Town Offices as listed on the town pages or to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at Vermont State Archives
It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.
For current information for Waterford, visit their website at: Town of Waterford
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court
For current information for the Davies Memorial Library, visit their website at: Davies Memorial Library
The Waterford Historical Group meets at the Davies Memorial Library each fourth Wednesday at 6:00 PM.
Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer
Waterford Mexican War Volunteers
Waterford Civil War Volunteers
Waterford Spanish-American War Volunteers
Waterford Landowners in 1858
Caledonia County Business Directories
Jonathan David Stoddard, Esquire
Jane Stoddard, his Wife
Jonathan David Stoddard, Esquire, born in Waterford, VT in 1801, son of David L. and Susanna (Davis) Stoddard, residents of Waterford. He
was actively practicing law in the Essex County Court in 1829 and lists Waterford as his residence. Marriage intentions for J. D. Stoddard and
Jane (Parks) Stoddard were filed September 18, 1825. Jonathan and Jane are buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, VT.
Paintings were done by Horace Bundy and are signed and dated 1837. Photos are courtesy of Herbert Stoddard Carpenter, IV.
Abel Riley and Julia(Stoddard) Humphrey
Abel Riley Humphrey, son of Abel Humphrey of Burke, VT, died in Arkansaw, Wisconsin. Courtesy of David Paulson.
Descendants of Abel Riley Humphrey
Courtesy of David Paulson.
Please note that this is a "privatized" report and requires Adobe Acrobat to view. You may obtain Adobe Acrobat here.
George Goss Letters - Gold Camp 1852-1854
Deed from Betsey Goss to Nathan Bartlett
Abigail Holbrook, his Wife
Allen Charles Goss, their Son
The following photos were provided by Sharon Duffy.
L-R: Ervin Bean, John Bean, Ivan Bean
Front Row:Wesley Fitchett, Stephen Fitchett, Rear Row:Ervin Bean, John Bean, Ivan Bean
Ervin Bean, on load
Ervin Bean, John Bean, Ivan Bean, on load
Ervin Bean and Izzy Bean
Nina Watson wearing white dress, other women unidentified
The following photos were provided by Robert H. Goss.
Lock Goss Lineage
Lock was one of the original Listers for Waterford. Sally was Lock's mother and Rebecca was Sally's mother.
Construction of the Comerford Dam was announced in December 1928. Construction of a camp containing housing for 1500 workers also contained a commissary, theater and hospital. While the dam was completed in 1931, President Herbert Hoover remotely initiated generation of electricity on September 30, 1930.
The following photos represent various stages of construction of the dam. Click on any photo to see its full size.
1800 US Federal Census For Waterford
1810 US Federal Census For Waterford
1820 US Federal Census For Waterford
1850 US Federal Census For Barnet and Waterford
1860 US Federal Census For Waterford
1900 US Federal Census For Waterford
1940 US Federal Census For All of Caledonia County
Births - 1748 to 2004
Burials - Not Yet Available
Civil Unions - 2001 to 2004
Deaths - 1767 to 2004
Marriages - 1778 to 2004
Waterford School, 276 Duck Pond Road, Waterford, VT 05819-9643
Open: M - F 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Sa 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
The names and locations of historic Waterford schools was derived from old copies of topographical maps.
Directly beside the church building is the Town Library with the Town Clerk's Office below it. Photo is courtesy of Herbert Stoddard Carpenter, IV.
Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws
Caledonia County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.
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