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for History and Genealogy Research

 

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County Coordinator: Ann Mensch

 

 

 

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Addison County was formed, in 1785, from a portion of Rutland County, Vermont.

County seat (Shire Town): Middlebury

Select from the TOWNS List below to view information and links specific to each town.

Select from the menu below to see GENERAL Addison County information and links.

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

HISTORY

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

MAPS

MILITARY

QUERIES

TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES

VITAL RECORDS

WILL & PROBATE

 

CEMETERIES

Addison County Vermont Cemetery Indexes.

Find A Grave for Addison County cemeteries

 

 

CENSUS

Index to 1790 U.S. Census Vermont Info. - Note: Vermont joined the Union in March, 1791, so its 1790 census was actually taken in 1791. At that time, Vermont consisted of 7 counties. Present-day counties were later formed from all or portions of these seven counties.

1790 Census Info: Chittenden County - (includes towns which later became part of the counties of Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille and portions of Orleans, Washington and Addison Counties)

1790 U. S. Census of Orange County, Vermont Towns which were soon to become part of Caledonia County when formed, in 1792, from Orange County, (includes towns which came to be within the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington) abstracted by Jim Dresser, dedicated Town Coordinator for Groton, VTGenWeb. Thank you Jim!!! Note: This census of Vermont was actually taken in 1791.

1790 Census (familysearch.org)

1800 Census (familysearch.org)

1810 Census (familysearch.org)

1820 Census (familysearch.org)

1830 Census (familysearch.org)

1840 Census (familysearch.org)

1850 Census (familysearch.org)

1860 Census (familysearch.org)

1870 Census (familysearch.org)

1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!! (familysearch.org)

1900 Census (familysearch.org)

1910 Census (familysearch.org)

1920 Census (familysearch.org)

Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

1930 Census (familysearch.org)

1940 Census (familysearch.org)

USGenWeb Census Project for Vermont, coordinated by Linda Talbott

NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o   The Genealogy Page.

o   About Census Records

o   Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o   Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o   Indian Census Rolls

o   Nonpopulation Census Records

o   Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, by Kellee Blake.

 

 

HISTORY

Online book: Statistical and Historical Account of the County of Addison, Vermont, by Samuel Swift, Middlebury: A. H. Copeland, 1859.

Online book: History of Addison County, Vermont, edited by H. P. Smith, D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886.

Online book: History of the Town of Shoreham, Vermont: From the Date of its Charter, October 8th, 1761, to the Present Time, by Rev. Josiah F. Goodhue and Samuel Swift, [ca. 1859].

Vermont collection Middlebury College digital collection

Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.

Chimney Point State Historic Site (archived information) - a brief historic sketch from Jim Millard. (Addison was created by a New Hampshire grant in 1761. Chimney Point, a New York patent ("paper town") of 1771, was in the area of present Addison. per Vermont Archives.)

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History: 1 Park Street - Middlebury, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 388-2117.

Rokeby Museum 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

o   "Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story . . ."

 

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

 

 

 

MAPS

Vermont Area Map of ca. 1756: An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England & all the adjacent country northward to the River St. Lawrence, & eastward to Penobscot Bay, containing the principal places which relate to the present war on the continent of North America. By Saml. Langdon (1723-1797).

Ca. 1780 Map which shows land grants and purchases in northeastern New York State and granted townships in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts: A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America, drawn from the latest and most accurate observations, at Amsterdam by Cvens and Mortier and Cvens, junior. By H. Klockhoff, sculp., [Amsterdam] 1780. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3715.ar082800>

Ca. 1781 Map: An Accurate map of New Hampshire in New England, from a late survey. [London, 1781]. From the Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. March, 1781. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087200>

Ca. 1784 Map: An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world, by Col. Blanchard and the Revd. Mr. Langdon. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. With many additions by Abel Sawyer. Boston, 1784. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087100>

1795 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Doolittle, Amos (1754-1832). From Carey's American Atlas, Philadelphia, 1795. DLC. Philadelphia, 1795. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000093>

1814 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Carey, Mathew (1760-1839). From Carey's General Atlas of the World. DLC. [S.l.], 1814. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000094>

Vermont Maps and Plans (Vermont Archives) - select a town from the drop-down menu to see available maps

Vermont Maps Middlebury College digital collections.

 

MILITARY

Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.

 

QUERIES

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TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES

Located in west central Vermont, Addison County TOWNS/TOWNSHIPS are listed in bold print below.

Villages and communities within each town follow the town's name, in normal type.

ADDISON - Addison, West Addison.

BRIDPORT - Bridport, West Bridport.

BRISTOL - Bristol, Rocky Dale.

CORNWALL - Cornwall, West Cornwall.

FERRISBURGH - Basin Harbor, Ferrisburgh, Ferrisburgh Station, North Ferrisburgh.

GOSHEN - Goshen, Goshen Four Corners.

GRANVILLE - Granville, Lower Granville.

HANCOCK - Hancock.

LEICESTER - Leicester, Leicester Junction.

LINCOLN - Downingville, Lincoln, South Lincoln, West Lincoln.

MIDDLEBURY - East Middlebury, Middlebury.

MONKTON - East Monkton, Monkton Boro, Monkton Ridge.

NEW HAVEN - New Haven, New Haven Junction, New Haven Mills, Beldens/Beldens Falls [ historical] and Brooksville [historical].

ORWELL - Orwell

PANTON - Panton.

RIPTON - Ripton.

SALISBURY - Salisbury, Salisbury Station, West Salisbury.

SHOREHAM - Shoreham, Shoreham Center.

STARKSBORO - Rockville, South Starksboro, Starksboro.

VERGENNES - Vergennes.

WALTHAM -

WEYBRIDGE - Weybridge, Weybridge Hill.

WHITING - Whiting.

 

VITAL RECORDS

Vermont vital records may be obtained through the town clerk of the town in which the event occurred and/or through the resources below:

How to Obtain Vital Records for Vermont ?

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

o   Online and Informational Copies of Vital Records

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, (familysearch.org) note this index may not be complete, some towns and records may not be included among state records.

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1955-2003, (familysearch.org).

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, (familysearch.org) - Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.

 

WILL & PROBATE

Addison Probate Court: 7 Mahady Court - Middlebury, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 388-2612.

 

Addison County, Vermont Towns

Located in west central Vermont, Addison County TOWNS/TOWNSHIPS are listed in bold print below.

Villages and communities within each town follow the town's name, in normal type.

 

ADDISON - Addison, West Addison.

Addison Town Historical Society: Old Town Hall - Addison, VT 05491-8732; Phone: (802) 759-2380.

Addison Town Clerk: 65 VT Route 17W - Addison, VT 05491; Phone: (802) 759-2020

o   Mailing Address: 7099 VT Route 22A - Addison, VT 05491.

 

BRIDPORT - Bridport, West Bridport.

Bridport Central Cemetery (Find A Grave)

Bridport Historical Society Museum: Route 22-A - Bridport, VT

o   Mailing Address: RR 1 - Box 656 - Bridport, VT 05734; Phone: (802) 758-2654.

See Addison County Historical Societies (VHS)

Bridport Town Clerk: P.O Box 27 - Bridport, VT 05734; Phone: (802) 758-2483.

 

BRISTOL - Bristol, Rocky Dale.

Town of Bristol, Vermont

About Bristol, Vermont (from Addison County)

Bristol Historical Society Museum: Phone: (802) 453-6029

o   Howden Hall Community Center - Main Street - Bristol, VT 05443.

Lawrence Memorial Library - Bristol, VT

Bristol Town Clerk: 1 South Street (mailing address: P.O Box 249 - Bristol, VT 05443); Phone: (802) 453-2410.

 

CORNWALL - Cornwall, West Cornwall.

Town of Cornwall, VT

Cornwall Town Clerk: Cornwall, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 462-2775.

 

FERRISBURGH - Basin Harbor, Ferrisburgh, Ferrisburgh Station, North Ferrisburgh.

Town of Ferrisburgh, Vermont

Ferrisburgh Historical Society, Inc.

Rokeby Museum 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

o   "Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story . . ."

Ferrisburgh Town Clerk: 3279 Route 7 (mailing address: P.O Box 6 - Ferrisburgh, VT 05456); Phone: (802) 877-3429.

 

GOSHEN - Goshen, Goshen Four Corners.

A History of the Town of Goshen (off-site blog)

Town of Goshen, VT

Goshen Town Clerk: 50 Carlisle Hill Road - Goshen, VT 05733; Phone: (802) 227-6455.

 

GRANVILLE - Granville, Lower Granville.

Town of Granville, VT

o   Granville History

Granville Town Clerk: Granville, VT 05747; Phone: (802) 767-4403.

 

HANCOCK - Hancock.

Hancock Town Clerk: 48 VT Route 125 (Mailing address: P.O Box 100 - Hancock, VT 05748); Phone: (802) 767-3660.

 

LEICESTER - Leicester, Leicester Junction.

Town of Leicester, Vermont

Cemetery Committee & Sexton

Leicester Historical Society meets at the Leicester Town Hall

Leicester Town Clerk: 44 Schoolhouse Road - Leicester, VT 05733; Phone: (802) 247-5961.

 

LINCOLN - Downingville, Lincoln, South Lincoln, West Lincoln.

Lincoln Historical Society: Quaker Street - Lincoln, VT

o   Mailing Address: c/o Town Clerk, Lincoln, VT 05443; Phone: (802) 453-3628.

Town of Lincoln, VT

Lincoln Town Clerk: 62 Quaker Street, Lincoln, VT 05443-9253; Phone: 802-453-2980.

 

MIDDLEBURY - East Middlebury, Middlebury.

A Walking History of Middlebury, by Glenn M. Andres a collaborative project between the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and Middlebury College Library and Information Services

o   Addison County Vermont Cemetery Indexes.

Town of Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury, Vermont : Middlebury, Shire Town of Addison County - community network

Ilsley Public Library: 75 Main Street - Middlebury, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 388-4095.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History: 1 Park Street - Middlebury, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 388-2117.

Middlebury Town Clerk: 94 Main St. - Middlebury, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 388-8100.

 

MONKTON - East Monkton, Monkton Boro, Monkton Ridge.

Russell Memorial Library

Town of Monkton, Vermont

Monkton Town Clerk: 280 Monkton Ridge No. Ferrisburgh, VT 05469

o   Mailing address: P.O. Box 12 Monkton, VT 05469; Phone: (802) 453-3800.

 

NEW HAVEN - New Haven, New Haven Junction, New Haven Mills, Beldens/Beldens Falls [ historical] and Brooksville [historical].

Beldens (aka Beldens Falls) and Brooksville were located in southern New Haven township, north of Middlebury.

Town of New Haven, Vermont

o   New Haven Cemeteries.

New Haven Historical Society - and brief Town History.

New Haven Town Clerk: 78 North Street - New Haven, VT 05472; Phone: (802) 453-3516.

 

ORWELL - Orwell.

Town Lotting Plan Map of Orwell, Vermont, from a photographic copy of a map traced by F. H. Dewart, 1923, from the town clerks original parchment plan of Orwell as decipherable.

Town of Orwell, VT

Orwell Town Clerk: 436 Main Street Orwell, VT; Phone: (802) 948-2032.

 

PANTON - Panton.

Town of Panton, Vermont

o   Panton Town History

Panton Town Clerk: 3176 Jersey Street - Panton, VT 05491; Phone: (802) 475-2333.

 

RIPTON - Ripton.

The Daily Riptonite Blog

Town of Ripton, VT

Ripton Cemetery Commission

o   Map of Ripton Cemeteries.

Ripton Town Clerk: Ripton, VT 05766; Phone: (802) 388-2266.

o   Vital Records information.

Cemeteries include:

o   Addison County Cemetery List and Indexes.

o   Cushman Cemetery, Ripton, Vermont, by Fletcher Brush (offsite)

o   Cook Cemetery, Ripton, Vermont

o   Kirby Cemetery, Ripton, Vermont, by Fletcher Brush (offsite).

 

SALISBURY - Salisbury, Salisbury Station, West Salisbury.

Town of Salisbury, VT

o   Town Government Contacts

o   History of Salisbury Vermont, by John M. Weeks, published in 1860

Biography: Ann Story - born in Preston, Connecticut in 1741, Ann died in 1817, in Middlebury, Vermont. A monument to commemorate her service to the Green Mountain Boys for the independence of Vermont stands in Salisbury.

Salisbury Town Clerk: 25 Schoolhouse Road, Salisbury, VT; Phone: (802) 352-4228.

Cemeteries

o   Addison County Cemetery List and Indexes

o   Village Cemetery, Salisbury, VT, by Fletcher Brush (offsite).

o   Holman Cemetery, Salisbury, VT, by Fletcher Brush (offsite).

o   West Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, VT, by Fletcher Brush (offsite).

 

SHOREHAM - Shoreham, Shoreham Center.

Online book: History of the Town of Shoreham, Vermont: From the Date of its Charter, Octoer 8th, 1761, to the Present Time, by Rev. Josiah F. Goodhue and Samuel Swift, [ca. 1859].

Town of Shoreham, VT

Platt Memorial Library, Shoreham, VT

Shoreham Historical Society: Route 22-A - Shoreham, VT 05770; Phone: (802) 897-2600.

Shoreham Town Clerk: 297 Main Street - Shoreham, VT 05770; Phone: (802) 897-5841.

 

STARKSBORO - Rockville, South Starksboro, Starksboro.

Starksboro Historical Society - Contact Information

o   Cemeteries Project

Town of Starksboro, VT

Starksboro Town Clerk: 2849 VT Route 116 Starksboro, VT; Phone: (802) 453-2639.

 

VERGENNES - Vergennes.

Vergennes: The Little City with Big Appeal

Bixby Memorial Library: 258 Main Street - Vergennes, VT 05491; Phone: (802) 877-2211.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: 4472 Basin Harbor Road - Vergennes, VT 05491

City of Vergennes - The oldest city in Vermont - 1788.

Vergennes Town Clerk: 120 Main Street Vergennes, VT 05491; Phone: (802) 877-2841.

 

WALTHAM -

Town of Waltham, VT

Waltham Town Clerk: 2053 Maple Street Waltham, VT 05491; Phone: (802) 877-3641.

 

WEYBRIDGE - Weybridge, Weybridge Hill.

Town of Weybridge, VT

Weybridge Town Clerk: 1727 Quaker Village Road Weybridge, VT 05753; Phone: (802) 545-2A50.

 

WHITING - Whiting.

Whiting Town Clerk: 29 South Main Street - Whiting, VT 05778; Phone: (802) 623-7813.

 

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