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Date: May 29, 2013
From: Retha Chase Doane

Trying to find the parents and siblings of John LaRue Chase. He was born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, New York, on December 23, 1815, but was living in Orleans , Jefferson County, New York when his first child was born in 1841. He was still living there in 1850 as he is on the 1850 census.  Another older John Chase is living there also. He could be his father, but I can not find the connection. On the death record of one of John LaRue's sons, Sidney, it says that the parents of John LaRue Chase were born in Vermont. The older John, in Orleans,was born in New Hampshire. He and 2 of his sons were all Cooper's as was John LaRue Chase.  John LaRue opened a Cooper shop on Grindstone Island in New York in 1852/54.

Date: July 10, 2013
From: Edie Rose

Seeking information about Moody  and Alice Cheney.  Census and other records show:  1791 Alice Whitney b. abt. January 8  to Joseph and Sarah Whitney in Barree, MA.  1793 Moody Cheney b.abt. May 25  in Barton Landing, VT.  Residences:1820 Craftsbury, VT, 1829 Albany, VT, 1830 Derby, VT, 1840 Salem, VT, 1850 Brownington, VT, 1860 West Charleston, VT, 1870-80 Brownington, VT.

Moody was also reported to be a stonemason.  They had 9 or 10 children, but not all survived.  Surviving children included:  Charles b.1826 moved to Oregon and lived a long life.  Mary b.1828 married David Chase, and they seem to have remained in Brownington, VT.  John b.1829 married 1st MaryJane Lyman, 2nd Lottie Lyman and they remained largely in the Brownington, VT area.  William b.1835 married Emmeline McNeil of Barton and they remained in Brownington, VT.  Royal b.1839 moved first to Washington, NH, was a wagon-master in the Civil War, was a railroad steamshovel engineer who helped build the Canadian Pacific railway.  He married  4 times: Electa Gardner; Catherine Stuart Graves; Helen Frances Whitney; Mary Jane Pearson.  Moody’s father might have been Enoch Cheney b.1757 in Hampstead, NH.  By 1800 Enoch appears on a US Census in Washington, Orange, VT.


Date: . Jan 20, 2013
From: Joan F Gooding

Looking for information on when Magloire Chagnon, born approx. Jun 1820, in Canada passed away and where he was buried.  He was listed on the 1900 Charleston, VT Federal Census as Mark Chomes. In 1910, he was not listed with the family who is on the 1910 NH Federal Census.


Date: Mar. 11, 2012
From: Bob Lazaros

Looking for information regarding my great grandfather, Leo Agnew, born in Newport, Vermont in 1905.  His mother was Mary E. Mays.  Any information about both would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Feb. 29, 2012
From:  Elisabeth Cumin

Looking for Vermont Ancestor (s) of John Onesime Lewis, born 1799-Eastern Townships (Twp)-PQ (Quebec); and, John O. Lewis, died May 26, 1895, Belleville, Ontario, Canada.  Note:  Jessie Easton, born 1805 (Presbyterian) & her husband John O Lewis, born 1799 (RC ??); and, daughter Marguerite Matilda Lewis/Forestell, born 1830 (RC) settled at Thomasburg-Stoco-Sugar Island-Hungerford Twp-Hastings County in 1830-1840-1850's.   Tobias James Forestell, son-in-law brought all Lewis Family Records to John O Lewis in 1856, Belleville, Ontario.  Looking for the Probate Records of John O Lewis and the Vermont Lewis Father, Ancestor for 1812-2012 celebrations for peace July 1-4 by veterans along the St Lawrence River; and, Ottawa, Ontario.


Date: Sept. 21, 2011
From:  Robert E. King

Looking for information on Edmund John King of Compton Quebec, Ca. b 16 Feb 1864 d 1 Dec 1926. Married Elsie M. Drew of Glover, Vt 27 Sept 1913.


Date: Jul 10, 2011
From: Jim Worrell
Looking for connections for Mary Frances Frost (b.4-07-1826 at Glover), daughter of Daniel Frost and Olive Arden of Glover, and married to B.F. (Benjamin Franklin, Billy Frank?) Jones from VT or NH (b. 9-1828). They relocated to Boonville, Missouri. Mr. Jone's history, or why they removed to Missouri along with some oher members of the Frost family, is unknown at this time.

Date: June 22, 2011
Michaell McCoy

Looking for more info about Ray Albion McCoy and family.  Some think his name was Alfred, but birth certificate says Albion.  Born June 30, 1902 he married Glenola Jones born June 4, 1918 in 1956 - his second marriage.  Looking for information on his first wife.  He had a brother, Heralk “cy” - both were from Barton.  Albion's parents were Arthur Daniel McCoy, born 1879 in Marshfield, IN, and mother, Calista Aikin or Aiken, were married in 1900. Arthur worked for William R Deveraux in Westmore.


May 12, 2011
From:  Janet LeBaron Finkle
Looking for information regarding Guy Brown, listed as being from Holland, VT in the McGaffey Genealogy book.  He married Emma S. Knight (born 4/29/1853) of Stanstead QC on February 28, 1874.  They were married in Stanstead QC and had two daughters:  Mabel Julia (born 6/29/1875) and Maude M. (born 11/14/1878).  Since Emma remarried in 1883, it can be surmissed that Guy must have died sometime between 1878 and 1883.  Unable to find any records of birth or death and no information found on the Brown family of which he was a member.


Date: January 20, 2011

Looking for Amea/Eames relatives in Orleans County, VT. Also for a living male to take a Y-DNA 37 test. If you seek relatives in the county, contact us also and we can help, see


Date: June 20, 2010
From: Dave Short   
Looking for information about the parents of Diana SMITH, b 30 Dec 1815 in VT, m. Roswell Drown (my g-g-g grandfather) in Newport, Orleans Co., VT 25 Feb 1835. Apparently they were living in Potton, Quebec, Canada at the time. The family relocated to St. Lawrence Co, NY, and in 1866 moved to Pocahontas Co, Iowa, where both died and are buried. Would like information about Diana's parents in order to trace her line back. Have info on Roswell, and Diana's line forward after the move to Iowa, and will exchange information.


Date: April 19, 2010
From: Susan Spencer
 BURT(1816-1904) and CECELIA   (1817-1891)
Looking for birth place and parents of my great-great grand parents who show up in the 1860,70,80 and 1900 census in Derby. Russel and Cecelia
Burt had children named Orrin, Dawson, Ezra, Jonathan, Sarah, Byron, Seaborn, Julia and Selma.  Sarah married Clarence Gibb and they had children named Bertha, Maud and Russell.

Date: Mar. 26, 2010
From:  Brenda Hardiman

Looking for information on George Ira Trudell Jr. and his wife Nellie Bernard.  George is known to have worked on the Vermont Railroad.

Date: Mar. 26, 2010
Delores Lines

Looking for records of Boyington ancestors in the Mead Hill Cemetery, Holland, Vermont.  Fourth great grandfather was John Boyington, his wife was Lorina.

CALDERWOOD (And other families From Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland

Date:  Feb. 23, 2010
From:  Ken Cuthbertson

Looking for families around Craftsbury, Greensboro, Glover, and Albany, Vermont with roots in the area around Kilmarnock and Fenwick in Ayrshire, Scotland.  My understanding is that there were seven families who settled in the area in the 1820s, with others coming along later.  Surnames include Calderwood, Shields, Mitchell, etc.


Date    Fri, Feb 12, 2010
From    Lee Knight

Looking for the family of Francois Bergeron of North Bennington, Vt.  She, or he, was Administator of a Bergeron  Estate in Canada, of which my Grandmother Josephine Corbeil was an heir. It was sent to her for the cost of five dollars to be used for legal documents to be filed. I have a receipt sent to her by Francois Bergeron.

Date:  Sun, Jan 31, 2010
Stephen Barneby

Looking for information about Ralph Ritchie and his wife Nathalie (or possibly Martha) Barney (or possibly Barry).  Ralph was born in Scotland in 1791 and was, according to family history, a schoolteacher who spoke several different languages.  His wife may have been born in Canada.  An 1840 Federal Census entry showing him, possibly, in Salem, Vermont.  A school record book shows the children of Ralph Ritchie in Salem in the mid-1840s.  His children have been found in Derby, Derby Line, Derby Center, and across the border, in Beebe.  

Date    Sun, Jan 24, 2010
from    Linda Pearson
Trying to find the parents of
Theron P. BullHe was born in Chittenden Co. VT on 8 May 1814 and he married Christiana Goodwin in Franklin Co., VT in 1835.  They moved to Wisconsin for a short time and then settled in Red Rock, Mower County, Minnesota.

Date: Thu, Jan 7, 2010
From: Charleen

Looking for the parents of Jeremiah Henry Norton.  Jeremiah was born March 8, 1825 in Glover, Vermont. Died in Iowa date unknown.

Date    Tue, Nov 10, 2009
From    Sharlene Moore
Trying to trace George Ray Simmons, last known place Westfield.  Wife Mary Murphy lost a son George Born, 1888 Died 1889, in Westfield.  This family moved to Michigan and changed their last name to Moore.  George's mother remarried a man by the last name of Davis.  Looking for any family connections.

Date    Tue, Nov 3, 2009
from    Brian Mooney
Looking for information on the parents of Susan Bracy. She was married to Hollis Manuel, of North Troy.  Her daughter, Alice Maryetta, married by Great Grand Father, Howard A. Mooney, in Brome, Quebec. She married James M. Lake in 1896. She died in 1914 and is buried in the North Troy Cemetery with her first husband, Hollis Manuel.

Date: September 23, 2009 

From: William Patric

Looking for any information on P. Patric who died in Brownington, Orleans County in 1990. DOB for P Patric was 28 Nov 1954, died Mar 1990.

Date: September 23, 2009 
From: Todd & Beth Edwards

Looking for information on a Kimball S. Edwards who lived in Orleans County in 1830 & 1840 (per the Census) and appears to have been born around 1812. His son may have been Augustus (married in Barnet in 1844), but can fing no information for Kimball. Possible relation to Reverend Jonathan Edwards.

Date: August 24, 2009
From: Ethel Dedering

Searching for information about the parents of Riley J. Davis, living in Newport at the time of the 1920 & 1930 censuses as head of his own household.

Date    Sat, Jul 11, 2009
From    Marilyn

Nathaniel P Dean and Priscilla Sturtevant were married 1803 in Orleans Co VT.  Looking for proof they were parents of Avalina/Evalina Dean, b. 08 Oct 1815 possibly Orleans Co Vermont, d. 23 Dec 1859 in Cuyahoga Co Ohio.

Date    Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM
From: Pete Jennings 

Researching the family of Edmund Gallagher and Ann Kilgallen of Hinesburg, then later Albany and Craftsbury.  Also Edmund’s sister Catherine Gallagher Hennesy and her husband John Hennesy.  Compiling descendants chart of their children Catherine Johnson, Nora Sheehan, Mary Johnson, Edward Gallagher, Thomas Gallagher, James Gallagher.  Looking for any info about ancestors, relatives, and the family’s emigration from Ireland.

Date:    Mon, Jun 8, 2009
From:    Jason Cornelius

Interested to connect with anyone researching the Hamblet/Hamlet family of Orleans County, Vermont.  Research shows the earliest known ancestor to be a David or William Hamblet.

From:  Glenys King
Sent:   5/8/2009
Looking for information on a Herbert and Elizabeth Cooper.  Elizabeth died 8 Jan. 1945. They had 2 sons, Gerald H. Cooper and Roy/Ray H. Cooper. Looking for a living relative. Would also like to know if they are buried in Derby, VT.


From:  Sandy Berger
Sent:  5/8/2009
Looking for information on Gladys M Orr.  Parents were Clinton and Helen (Fox)  Orr.  In what ophanage was
she placed after the death of parents.

From:  Christine Gibb
Sent:   5/5/2009

Looking for family of David N. Gibb and wife Emeline. Salem (Derby) Vermont. David Died in 1886. His father and mother are both from Montreal, Canada. I don't know their names. I think his father night be benjamin. David has a son by the name of Oscar.

From: Shirley Polishook
Sent: 4/12/2009 
Looking for marriage record for William E Judd and Mary M. Judd to find Mary's maiden name.  William born in 1854, probably in or near Holland, Vermont.  Married 1888 probably Holland, Vermont.  Mary was born 1860 in Quebec.

From: Frank Sanders Jr.
Sent: 3/21/2009

Would like to contact Descendants of Ramsdell, Pierce, Daggett, Shorey Families from Westfield and St.Johnsbury,VT to swap info.

From: Myra Ellingwood
Sent:    Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 3:20 PM
Looking for Manlius (Manleus?) Holbrook, born in VT 1844, lived in Compton, PQ, in 1901.  He had relatives in Newport, VT.  I am trying to locate his place of burial.  Religion is listed as Methodist on the 1901 Census.

From:    Terry Nelson
Sent:     6 Mar 6 2009

I am looking for information on Arba Whitney Nelson born May 1870 in Lowell Essex MA. His father was Charles Nelson born April 1841 in Craftsbury, Orleans, VT. Any information on this family line would be appreciated.

From: Frank Sanders, Jr.
Sent: 25 Feb 2009

Looking for burial place of Eben(ezer) P.Sanders.  Died Aug. 29,1891.  Lowell Protestant Cemetary.  Gored by oxen.  Information on Sanders Families in Lowell,1800's appreciated.

From: Linda Giles
Sent: 17 Feb 2009    
Looking for info on George Chaffee b. 1840 in Lowell, Vermont.  Also for his spouse and children.

From: Sylvia Madden
Sent: January 19th, 2009

Looking for a copy of the birth records of my great, great grandfather, Nelson Ball who was born in Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont April 1st, 1824.  Derby Town Clerk has no such record.  Looking for what churches were established in the Derby area circa 1824 time to try and possibly locate babtism records if the birth records are unavailable.

From: Judy Florian
Sent: Dec 13, 2008

Looking for information for Georgia Rese.  Died in Glover, Orleans, Vermont.  May have been a YWCA Camp Director in Washington County, PA in 1971.


From: W. Russell
Sent: Nov 15, 2008

I am looking for any information about my ancestors Abel Parkhurst and
Polly Burroughs. I know their daughter Aurelia Parkhurst was born in
Duncansboro (Newport) Orleans, VT September 11 1802, and Abel was a
head of household in Duncansboro in the 1820 Federal Census. Abel and
Polly were married at Fort Stanwix/Rome NY in 1799. I'd be grateful
for any information!


From    Edie Rose Hall
Sent: Sun, Nov 2, 2008

Seeking any information related to Moody Cheney, born approximately 1793 somewhere in the Orleans County region, and his wife Alice Whitney Cheney, born about 1791.  Family info indicates that Moody was born in the region, but I’m unable to locate any clues regarding his parents.  If he was born in this area in the early 1790’s, he would have to have been one of the first children born in the region.  Looking for any relevant info, family history involving other Cheney families in the region during this time period, would be helpful.


From    Patty Munsey
Sent    Sat, Oct 4, 2008
Looking for info on Jessie E. Norton of Glover Vt.  Born 1863.  Died 1921. Possibly married an Albert Cowen.
Any help would be great!


From    David Callum
Date    Thu, Aug 28, 2008
Looking for an obituary for Sarah Ann (Hawkins) LaClair that might have been in the Orleans Co. Monitor around the 1880s.  Also anything on her husband Barney LaClair and where can we find copies of the Orleans Co. Monitor?

From    Kim Shaw
Date    Fri, May 16, 2008

Looking for any/all information on George and Esther Allen family, who show up in the 1860 Brownington, Vermont Census. Here is what I have: George b. 1830 in England (would like parent's names and immigration information and marriage information) Esther b. 1833 in Canada (would like to know her maiden name and/or parent's names)  Children: (all born in VT)- would like information on births and marriages Emily Allen b. 1851 George E. Allen b.1853 Martha Allen b.1855 Flora(? not sure if name is correct) b.1859 Edgar Allen b. 10/1863 in Maidstone VT (according to his marriage certificate) m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Beattie 10/23/1889 in Bradford, MA.  George was a farmer who owned property, according to the census.


From:   Ramona  S. Shuldberg
Sent:    March 1, 2008

Searching for the parents of EMMA LOUISE KILBORN OR KILBURN, born 23, Sept, 1834 at Derby, Orleans Co, Vermont. She was a school teacher in the Lafayette, Tippicanoe CO, Indiana schools in 1856. She married JAMES MADISON SHIPP, 13. Sept, 1856 in Lafayette Indiana. Lived and raise her children in Boswell, Benton, Indiana.  Died, may 1904 in Yates Center Kansas and is buried in Boswell, Benton, Indiana. May have found her brother, S. Lawson Kilborn, born 28, Dec, 1835, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Monroe Co, New York. His bio in Clark CO, Illinois states his parents were William Kilborn and Catherine Powell.


From:    Keith DeRusha
Sent:    April 15,2008
Looking for information about Lewis Desrocher b.1820 (canada?) d.1912  & and his wife Bridget Haley b.1830 (Ireland) d.1913; Gordon DeRusha was b.1904 in Derby VT, and Levi L. DeRusha & Martha Powers both of Derby VT.


From: Dale Currier
SENT: 2 Apr 2, 2008

I am searching for information about Erastus Guy Currier, born in 1821-22 and married to Elizabeth J. Gould in 1842. He moved to Iowa and Kansas where he died. Possible related to Diamond Currier, Caleb Currier lineage but can't confirm.


From: Jenny Estey
Sent: 20 Mar 2008

Looking for information on Charles William Putnam or William Carroll Putnam born about 1910 in Calais or Cabot and lived in Barnet in 1920  and/or information on his wife/wives and descendents (have info on Wilma, Sarah Helen, and Elna).


From: Shawna Shuttle
SENT: March 18, 2008         
Looking for any records of Elsie Walker/Hall  marrying John Horn in Holland, Vermont.  They would have married 1857-1859 ish.  Birth records for their children  Eliza (Elizabeth) (b. 1860, Holland) , Clara (b. 1864, Holland), and supposedly a Bertha (b. 1873, Holland) would be helpful.  Also interested in John Walker's two children by a previous marriage, Joseph b. 1843 (England) and Mary b. 1850 (Vermont).  I believe their mother died in Holland .  Elsie may have been married previously also.  She is listed as having a daughter, Susan Hall b. May 1858.


From: Susan Reed
Sent: 06 Mar 2008

.C.(or G.) Heath d. Jan. 28, 1885 age 62 yrs. 28 days; L Aaron Heath, son of L.C. and H.M. d. Dec. 28, 1862 ag. 10.  Also an infant son.  Willie Heath d. Jan. 16, 1888, ae. 20; Ella Heath, wife of H.W. Wheeler, d June 6, 1896, ae 38; Peter Heath, d. 1844, Betsey, wife of Nathaniel, d.1836 ae 76; Nathaniel, son of  Nathaniel and Betsey, d. 1881, ae 60 and Betsey, d. 1900 age 32.


From: Jared Lothyan
Sent: January 4, 2008

I have recently come into some documents relating to the 1ST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH IN GREENSBORO, VT dating from 1831 thru 1848 - constitution, bylaws , membership list , spending requests, and purpose of the society.  Let me know if you want a digital image of the documents.


From: Lar
Sent: 02 Jan 2008

Researching Charles BENNETT who died in 1913 in Holland, Orleans, VT; his father was Charles and his mother unknown--would love to learn more. Also, Lydia WASHBURN Bennett who died in 1902 in Holland & her father Samuel WASHBURN who also died in Holland in 1850. Would like to learn more of Samuel & his wife.


From: Trip Wiggins
Sent: January 6, 2008

Am looking for anything on George N. PEASE or his wife Sarah McNAMARA. George was born Grafton county, NH 1858. Son of Canadian emigrants who are UNKNOWN. Was living in Orleans Co, VT by mid 1880s where he married Sara Ann McNAMARA. Had several sons and daughters (William b. 1885, Harry b. 1888, Ethel b. 1890, Edith b. 1892, Raymond b. 1898, and Maynard b. 1901). Remained in Orleans until he disappears from all records about 1920. Suspect he left family for Canada. I am a descendent of son Raymond.


From: Margaret Wheeler
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007

Looking for any information On James J. Crowley and Elizabeth Mooney or Welch, Barton Vt.  In 1843 they were living in Tingwick, Canada.


From: Lynn Sheahan
Sent: June 10, 2007

Seeking info on ancestors with the surname of Spaulding, sometimes spelled Spalding.  Lewis and Louisa (Graves) Spaulding and Lewis'  parents, Lyman and Betsie (Farwell) Spaulding.  Lyman died in 1886 in Windsor Co, and Lewis died in 1905 in Michigan. 


From: Papagran
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007

Seeking Marriage information for the family Severance, Severens Sevrens (this name changed several times from 1850-1920) Alversa (Fuller) and Nathaniel Severance, Daughters Martha, Nancy (or Augusta) and Laura Severance Hunt as well as her son Ernest L. Hunt, Son George Severance.  Seeking marriage record for Martha M. (Maria) Sevrens Severens, Severance daughter of Alversa (Fuller) and Nathaniel Sevrens Severens, Severance of Salem (Derby) VT marriage about 1868 to Oal Goodale of Lowell MA.


From: Swanson
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007

Looking for Francis Cook, son of Phillip Cook who married Theresa Pike and a Lydia Jones he was born in 1790.


FROM: Gwen Molnar
SENT: Friday, July 13, 2007

Looking for information of James C. Johnson, son of James C. Johnson born in Orleans County, Vermont in 1818.  When I call up the following, James C. Johnson is not on the Orleans County list as follows:
JOHNSON, Charles Thomas, Kendall, Born: 6 Jul 1847 Son of James C. JOHNSON .... KENYON, Durham, Yates, Born: 1818, Marr: 24 May 1849 Adeline EDMONDS ...


FROM: Ysanne Harries 
SENT: May 3, 2007

I am looking for information on Hattie B Sylvester who was born in Vermont about 1859 and subsequent married Aaron Aldrich whose children were Henry Benjamin, Joseph, William, Dora and possibly Clara.  I believe she ended her days in Landis Nursing Home in Vineland.


FROM: Thomas C. Anderson
SENT: April 2, 2007

Looking for any information on Ira Allen Sessions (1803 Vermont) married Tirzah B. Darling (1800 Vermont) in Stowe, Lamoille, VT 1825.  Also looking for his probable brother, John W. Sessions @1807 Vermont who married Adaline Churchill 1832 in Stowe. Lamoille, Vt.  Outcome to find the parentage of Darius LeFevre Sessions born @1814 possibly in VT and moved to Champaign Co. Ohio at about the same time as Ira and John W.  Appears an older Darius also came with the group along with a Susan Pool LeFevre 1805, Jew Jersey and an Adaline Sessions (not a daughter of JW or Ira) born about 1835 in New Jersey.  Darius LeFevre Sessions is my g-g-grandfather - married Analine Meacham Bates in 1842 in Logan Co., Ohio and subsequently had 2 children before Darius died in 1846 and one born after.  The first son was Minard Lefevre Sessions.


From: Gary Smith
Sent: January 22, 2007

Looking for anyone that has information on Henry Kizer, married Ellen J. Smith of Irasburg, VT. Children were Don, William, John, Effie and Ida. I am researching the Smith line but Kizer information would be appreciated. They show in census for Brownington, VT. in 1880.  As always any information on Daniel M.D. Smith, or his son Jonathan T., would make my day.

From: Jenny Watts
Sent: January 12, 2007

I am looking for Ebenezer CURTIS born c. 1780 in Vermont or New York, died 1813 in Vermont. He is in the 1810 census in Randolph, VT. He married Lucinda or Eunice Woodworth and had at least one daughter, Lucinda Curtis, who was born in Vermont. Ebenezer and his wife both died around 1813 of unknown causes.

From: Jan Claire  
Sent: September 25, 2006
I am looking for any information on the death of Grant Clair of Waterbury, VT. 
Death date was 8 April, 2002.  Cannot find newspaper in that area (Orange County?) which allows back-issue obit searches so am at a "dead" end. The "e" was added to our last name by my grandmother, somewhere around 1940 when the family left Waterbury for California. She thought it "classier."  Grant Clair may have been my dad's closest cousin and my dad's family lived on  Union Street, Waterbury after about 1900.  Social Security Death Index indicates he died in Orleans, but we can find no record of it in Washington County.  He lived most of his life in Waterbury.

From: Glenn Norton
Sent: September 5, 2006
Looking for any information I can get about Erastus Norton (and family) who was born in Glover, VT May 18, 1807. He married Phoebe A.

Margaret E. Currier 
Sent: July 17, 2006
I am hoping to find the parents of Erastus Currier who married Sarah Smart of Rumney NH. Family tradition says that he was from Vermont.  Erastus & Sarah had 3 children, John, Howard, and Mary.  Erastus was a shoe maker.


From: Stan Traun

Seeking Priscilla Pemp, possibly in nursing home St. Johnsbury, VT.


From: Nancy Porter

Sent: June 18, 2006

I am seeking anyone who has knowledge of a Dorothy Delma Porter born 1921 to Harry Davis and Gertrude Twombly Porter.



Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I am looking for information on my grandparents, Francis “Frank” Goulette and Besse Harriet Magoon.


From: Jackie Alto

Sent: February 26, 2006
Looking for the obituary for Francis Donald Butkovich. Current Information available from Barton Chronicle Newspaper, Death Notices 1975-1986, Barton Vermont – Butkovich, Francis D., 53, April 2, of Louis Butkovich and Genevieve Mihelcich, W . Grover at Rutledge, VT 4/4/1984.


From: Keith Diamond

Sent: February 26, 2006
Looking for any information on the John H. Diamond family that lived around Lowell, VT in the 1840's. John married Lucy Streeter in 1838 at Lowell and they had 7 children.


From: Dorthe Hansen 

Sent: January 21, 2006
Looking for information about RHODA ANN HILL, born about 1830, possibly in Ontario, Canada, a.k.a. RHODA ANN TAPLIN or RHODA ANN WILCOX or just plain ANN. Wife of Silas Hill. Looking for anyone who may have seen her in a cemetery.


From: Gary Smith

Sent: January 19, 2006
I have information on Mildred Pelkey, born in Newport, VT.  She toured with the "Gormand and Ford Theatrical Company" under the name "Little Miss Mildred". If anyone has information on her or her husbands I would love to swap data. Mildred's given name is Amelia.

From: Terri Parks
: December 20, 2005
Looking for any information on Charles Parks, a possible son of Samuel Parks of Lyndon, VT, and Mary Ann Chamberlin of Irasburg, VT.  Samuel and Mary Ann were supposedly married in Irasburg in 1829 or 1830.  In the 1850 Census, there was a Charles Parks, age 20, living with some Chamberlins in Irasburg.  Although I've found the Parks name in census records and on genealogy websites for the towns of Irasburg, Troy, Coventry and Craftsbury, none of the Town Clerks seem to find any records.  

Sent:    Monday, November 21, 2005
Looking for more information on my family starting with Theodore Carpenter married to a Cora Fox and they were farmers in the Westmore area.  I have heard that there might be a street in that area named after the Fox family.

From:    Richard Worthy
Sent:    Saturday, November 19, 2005
Working on a project honoring U.S. Army Finance Corps soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.  One of these heroes is Orleans County native Vernon Dean Smith.  He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea on November 1, 1950 and died while a prisoner on February 28, 1951.  Looking for any information about Vernon.  Information collected will be placed on web site at ( and shared with the U. S. Army Finance School and U. S. Army Finance Corps Museum.

From:    C Patterson
Sent:    Friday, November 4, 2005

am seeking information on David King (son of Josiah King) and descendants of the Burke area of Vermont.  David King was (Married 1) Olive Brooks with whom he had 5 children, one whom was Lucinda King born 26 Jul 1828 (Probably in Tingwick, Quebec) (Married 2) Sarah Ricker with whom he had 5 children Eunice, David, Clarinda, Sarah, Theodore. The family was living in Vermont in 1858.


From: John Bullock

Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 

I am looking for any information or any family descendants of Captain Oscar a. Hale, Commander, 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, who was born or lived in North Troy, Orleans County.

Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2005
Requesting information about my G-G-G-G-grandfather,  Issac Kenaston, who died 09 Sept 1843 in Woodbury, Washington Co., Vermont. He was born 1761, and the son of John Kenaston and Maria (or) Mariah (nee Stewert) Kenaston.

From: Betty LeFort
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005
Looking for any information on Winnifred Stone Nourse, born 2-26-1887 in Troy VT.  Died Barre ,VT September1922.

From: Delores Whipple
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Looking for ancestral connection.  My father was Jerome C Whipple, his father was Archie Whipple and some way there is connections to the William Whipple who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born January 14, 1730 and died November 28, 1785.

From: Larry Fortin
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
I grew up in Derby and am doing research on a possible Native American connection. My grandfather on my mother's side was a Durocher (Desrocher), any information would be helpful.

From:    Jan Gendreau
Sent: June 26, 2005
Looking for a picture of Edmund GROSS.  He graduated from Derby Academy in 1899.  He was born in Brownington, VT 1879, died in Brownington, VT 1918.

From: Ron Blomberg
Sent: June 25, 2005
Looking for any information I can get  about Nathan Norton who was born in Glover, VT about 1800. He was married to Rachel Atwood.

From: Derek Humphries
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005
Looking for the location of Sara Burke Martineau, she claims she is the great-great granddaughter of James Humphries, born 1832 in Bradford on Avon Wiltshire, Endland ( information provided by Google and

From: Chris Gould
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Any info would be appreciated as to ancestors of George Gould, Elmore Mountain, Morrisville VT, d. around 1920 m. Levitia, son Glenn Gould d. 1944 NYC, son Robert C. Gould still living, age 84, Brewster MA, son Chris, age 53 still living.

From: Gary Smith 
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 
I have had several Pelkey's (Pelletiers) in and around Newport, Vermont. My grandmother is Eva Blanche Pelkey Barbin, and her father is Fred Pelkey (Alfred Pelletier).  Fred's sibs are Moses, Louis, Edmond, Solome, Agnes, Rosanna, Isabelle, Moise, Josephine, Henry and Fredie. They almost all lived in the Newport area. There are several more Pelkey's in the Newport, Vt. census's for 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 that I cannot connect. I would like to hear from anyone that connects to my lines and perhaps swap information.

From: Steve Leonard
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005
Looking for any information on the place of death/cemetery for Shephard TUTE. Last known address was in Newport, Vermont, 1880. I would appreciate any information on any TUTE's from the Newport area. 

From:    Kelly M.Laflamme
Sent:    May 21,2005

I am looking for any and all information for Edgar C. and Julia E. Brown.  They died in Mansonville, Que., Canada (canton de potton) and I want to know how and when and any other information as I believe they may have  been murdered.

From:  Jane F. Cashin
: May 14, 2005
Looking for  the names of children and their spouses  of my gr-gr grandfather, Jonathan CHASE and his wives, Sally TRACY and Amanda TRACY.  Supposedly, all 21 children were born in North Troy, where the family lived most of the time, but they also had a farm across in Potton Township, Quebec.  It is possible that some of the children married and lived in Canada. Jonathan died 14JUL1882 in Troy.  My ancestor was the son, Hiram Adam Chase, who moved to the Wisconsin area around 1855.

From: Leta Morgan
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
I am looking for any and all information re: CURRIERs + TWOMBLYs + COLLEYs in or around Barton, VT. about 1800 - 1880 (?). Specifically, Emeline (Emmaline or Emaline) A. CURRIER (b. 1840) married William B. TWOMBLY (b. 1833) in 1858. Both were from Brownington. They had 5 daughters born between 1861 - 1876. The parents of Emeline were born in NH. The parents of William were born in Vermont.  They and 4 of the daughters moved to Reno, Washoe, Nevada in the later 1800s. One daughter, Mabel, died in Vermont at age 16.  One daughter, Rose, was married to Clarence H. COLLEY in Vermont before moving to Nevada.

Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005
I'm unable to find much info on cemeteries in Morgan, VT. Do you know if there are plans to inventory cemeteries there? I am searching for the burial place of my 2gr-uncle and his family: Richard Daniel & Judith Alice Maplesden who lived in Morgan from about 1852 until at least 1882. 

Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Looking for evidence of : Abigail Wood :Born April 1775., Died April 1812 and is buried in (Moon Cemetery Barnet, Caledonia, VT). She Married William Moon : Born May 1777, Haverhill New Hampshire, Died July 1859 buried ? Their daughter Mary Moon married (x2) Hinkley and then Johnston. She was born Barnet, Caledonia, VT 1801,Died Frederika, Bremer, IA. Trying to confirm information on the MOON family history. 

From: Bob Chandler
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005

Seeking info on g-g-grandfather, John W. Chandler, (b. 1810) who I believe resided c. 1892 at Beebe Plain with his son, Frank M. Chandler (b. 1851), and wife, Mary/Margaret A. (Emerson).  It is possible John W. passed away at Beebe Plain.  Any info on John W. and/or Frank M. greatly appreciated.

From: John Manuel
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005
I am trying to find the parent's of Roswell MANUEL and his wife Lucy [PACKARD] MANUEL. Both are listed in the Register of Death for the Town of Troy, Orleans Co., VT, however, the parent's names were not entered. I am hoping that either their obituaries or Church Records will provide me with this information. Their dates of birth and death are as follows: Roswell MANUEL, born about 1805, North Troy, Orleans Co., VT., or Potton, Province of Quebec, Canada, England and died 5 February 1875, North Troy, Orleans Co., VT., or area of Potton, Province of Quebec, Canada, England; and his wife Lucy [PACKARD] MANUEL, born about December 1813, Syrus, New Hampshire and died 12 January 1894, North Troy, Orleans Co., Vermont. Both are buried in the Troy Cemetery located in North Troy, Orleans Co., VT.

From: Gary Smith
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005

Looking for info for Fabien Ernest Barbin and wife Leonide Chainey had a child Yvonne M Blanche Barbin born February 23, 1896, died January 12, 1988. Yvonne married Joseph Emilien Morissette October 12, 1920 in Quebec, they had at least two children Marcel and Jeanne D'Arc. A picture was found of Yvonne in with other Barbin family pictures and we have absolutely no idea who they are. If anyone has information as to how Fabien fits into our tree we would be grateful. Many of our Barbins lived in and around Newport, Vermont.

From: John Manuel
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005

Looking for any information on the Deaths of David MANUEL, b. about 1776-78 (husband) and wife, Susan [CORSER / COURSER] MANUEL, b. about 1778; she may have died 28 June 1853. They settled in North Troy about 1802-1804. Most of their children were born there. It seems that they lived a couple of miles north of there, in a place known as Potton, Canada, England. The town doesn't exist anymore. Some of their children were: Gardner, b. about 1797., Wilder, b 1801 & Lucinda, b 1804. Possible other children were Chandler b. about 1795-98, David, b about 1819, Willard, b about 1812 and a Roswell MANUEL, b. about 1805. 

From: June Saxon
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
I am searching for a birth record of my great great grandmother, Rachel Fling. She was born in Hyde Park, VT July 24, 1812. I have a copy of her death certificate when she died August 7, 1869 in Manchester, NH. I just saw where Lamoille County wasn't formed until 1835 so that may be why nobody can find a record of her birth. I understand there weren't birth certificates issued back then, but I'm hoping there might be some information in a log book somewhere in Orleans County. Her parents were William Fling and Susanna Watts Fling of Londonderry, NH. Since she was the first born in the family they must have lived in Hyde Park back in 1812. She was married to my great great grandfather, Joel Page of Londonderry, NH. Any information you can find about her would be greatly appreciated.

From: Linda (Mason) Campbell
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005
Looking for information on Timothy Mason. Trying to find birth and parents names. I have birth date as June 5, 1853-4. Sons listed as Frank, George Nelson Masson/Mason, Thomas and daughter Emma. Emma married Charles Page in Swanton on March 24, 1899. Belived to have been born in the area. Info from Swanton and Troy. There is a possibility that they lived in Richford at one point. I have grandchildren Maitland G, Gilbert Arthur, Terrill Dean, Ethel, Dorsey, and Glenna. I also have great grandchildren Charles, Deborah, Gilbert Arthur, Phyllis, Barbara and Terrill Dean Jr.

I have an amusing story that 3 or 4 brothers got in a wagon and went to Quebec to find Brides. Timothy did marry Sarah Jane Westover. I have found a Joseph and an Albert and possibly Isaac Mason that were in Canada in the general area (Brome) at the same time who were also born in the USA. I don't know if they are the brothers that went to Canada together but I keep hoping to find the family. Any help you could give me will be greatly appreciated. I have been having trouble finding them because they go from Masson to Mason and have found many by their middle names being the name they go by.

From:   Marlys Brown
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005
I am searching for the death of Ellen Baxter, age 19.  She appears in the 1850 census in Barton, VT. Her father (Harry Barton) died that year (1850).  Her mother's name was Adaline. Cannot find her after that 1850 census.  No Marriage record or death notice.   Mailing address: 2570 Stone Rd. Marion, Iowa 52302.  Phone: 319-854-7578

From: Linda Mason
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005

I am looking for the Mason/Masson family of Troy, No. Troy or Jay Peak area. Names are Maitland Masson, May, Theresa, George, Basil, Ethel and Frank. Timothy and Sarah Jane, Nelson and Emma Masson Page. I believe there are still family members in the area and would like to learn about the past from them.

From:     Pam Dunfield
Sent:     Sunday, January 09, 2005
I am trying to find a deceased relative who I believe is buried in Newport, VT. His name is Enoch Clifford Colby - he died in the summer of 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, but I believe he is buried in Newport. He was born in 1875 in Illinois (probably in Chicago). I would appreciate any information.

From:    David F Cross
Sent:     Thursday, December 30, 2004
Looking for assistance regarding the Village Cemetery in Albany VT.  Frank Tatro, who was in Company F 11th Vermont Regiment (aka First Heavy Artillery), is listed as died 3/10/1904 and buried in the Village Cemetery at Albany VT. However, his wife appears to have been granted a Civil War widow’s pension in 1866. I need assistance discovering the correct date of Frank Tatro’s death from the grave stone and hopefully his wife’s Christian name.

From:     June Motheral
Sent:     Tuesday, December 28, 2004
I am looking for information on an Alfred Brown born about 1788 possibly in Massachusetts. I have found him in Coventry, Vt. in 1830. I think he was married to an Abigail Frost in 1828 in Arlington, MA, but I believe that she probably died between 1840 and 1850 and that he may have remarried someone by the name of Nancy.  I also think that Alfred probably died between 1850 and 1860 because I can't find him in the census after that.  His daughter, Abigail R. Brown was my great grandmother.  I am trying to locate copies of his will, and other marriages. I have tried the town clerk in Coventry, but they told me the records were burned. 

From: Dale & Elaine Currier
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
I am searching for the parents of an Erastus Currier born in 1822 in Concord. NH. However, my relative was Erastus Guy Currier and he married an Elisabeth J. Gould and moved to Iowa / KS area. It is believed that there may have been two Erastus Curriers living in the same household and that one was the brother to Caleb Currier. If this is so then the lineage has been worked all the way back to Jeffrey. 

From:     Alwyn Reuther
Sent:     Thursday, November 25, 2004

I am looking for the will or death record for Jonathan Horham (maybe spelled Horam/Horrom). I believe he died between 1800 and 1815. He lived in Vershire, Orange Co between 1787 and 1799. His sons were Benjamin, Daniel and Timothy. Jonathan was born about 1750, but probably not in VT. Daniel lived in Barton, Orleans Co in 1800 and was in the War of 1812 with a will at Barton. He is not on War of 1812 site for Orleans Co. I have the records from the National Archives.  Looking for his will in Barton around the time of the War of 1812. Info may be sent to: Alwyn Horrom Reuther, 1211 Marlowe Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107


From: Gary Smith
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2004

Looking for information on Abagail R. Brown 1825-1912, of Newport, Vermont, married Jonathan T. Smith of St. Johnsbury, Vermont and settled in Irasburg, Vermont. Also any information on Jonathan's father, David or Daniel M.D. Smith, born in New Hampshire.



From: Sharon Fritz
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2004

Trying to find ancestors from Barton, VT. My grandfather, Henry P. Forrest, was born there. I have gone back as far as about 5 Forrests that were in the civil war, from Vermont, including one Silas B. Forrest, buried at Andersonville Cemetery. Any photos or help would be very much appreciated


From: Jean L. Copple

Sent: September 20, 2004

Looking for information on the family of LEMUEL WHEELER, especially his son LUCAS, who lived and died in Charleston. East Charleston Hillside Cemetery records give his death as 16 July 1886. I find no cemetery record yet for his widow, SELINA PRESCOTT WHEELER, who died after 1910 or his father LEMUEL who died prob. 1850-1860. Is there any chance that there might have been an obituary for any of them in any of the old newspapers? Looking for any idea on how I might find anything out about these people? Neither man is listed with probate records.


FROM: Joan Gooding

SENT:  September 18, 2004

CHAGNON, Magloire b. 1849 St. Hycthnye, Canada had a Maple Sugar Farm in this area. Trying to find out when he immigrated to the area and more history on the farm.


From: Jan Fortado
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004
I have a death record of an Edward Gallagher who died December 10, 1904, and who was buried two days later in East Albany. I am wondering if East Albany is anywhere near Craftsbury. I am also wondering if there is a cemetery office that I could contact to see if there if there are other people buried in this plot.


From: Ralph & Joan Gooding
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004
Trying to locate information for Nelson DUVAL, b. approx. 1859 in VT.


From: Lori Witham
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004
I am seeking information about my g-g-grandparents Daniel L and Asenath (Arms) Witham. The last piece of information I have about either is that Asenath died and was buried in Jay, VT on 10/28/1881. They also had one son (Hollis N. Witham) who I discovered leased 100 acres of land in Jay, VT with a partner named Edgar P. Burton between 1883 and 1884. If anyone could provide me with cemetery or obituary records of either Daniel or Asenath Witham it would be greatly appreciated.  Of particular interest is Daniel L. Witham as I have no date of birth or place of birth for him and have a complete lineage for Asenath dating back to the 1300's.


From: Shirley Schiess
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Subject: Tragedy on the Shores of Lake Memphremagog

Looking for someone to do research.  My g-g-grandmother was married in either Vermont on over the border in Canada about 1785 to a John McFarland; her name was Nancy Lords. They had 2 little girls and, about 1792, while on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, a heavy snow caused part of a tree to fall, killing the husband and two little girls. Nancy married my g-g-grandfather, Albert Bohannon, in about 1795, don't know where. Would like to know if there is a newspaper from that early date.


From: Judy Elliott
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004
I am looking for relatives of Samuel and Ascah Austin Elliott. They lived in Derby/Morgan Vermont. Both died in Morgan in the middle 1800's.


From: Joanne Hayward
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004
I am searching for the parents of Malona MINOTT. She married William LELAND in 1827. They appear in the 1850 Census of Barton, VT. Children were Willard, Carlos, Abigail, Mary, Warren and Palmer. They are both buried in the Welcome O Cemetery, Barton. Thanks for any information.


From: Donna Webb

Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004

Looking for an obituary or death notice for Nathan Lockwood Webb, died 23 August 1910, probably visiting the family of Charles Webb in Orleans County at the time.


From: Ruth Sullivan
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004
I am looking for information about Silas DAVISON m. Persis RICE 19 Dec. 1790. His son, Henry, born about 1791, was said to have been to first white child born in Greensboro. The family later moved to Waterford.


From: Judy Hansen
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004
I am searching for information re: Edward Mardin and Lydia Edson who were married by a Joseph Scott, Town Clerk, in Craftsbury, Vermont, on April, 24, 1851. Edward was from Craftsbury and Lydia from Lowell, Vermont. Lydia died March 8, 1866 and her death was recorded in Lowell.


From: Anita Ricks
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004
Trying to find out if there is a connection between William Bickford who is listed in Orleans County 1850 census and my great grandfather, Isaac Bickford, whom my aunt believes came from Vermont. Isaac had Blackfoot Indian blood, how much I am not sure, trying to find out whether full blood, half, or quarter and whether William was his father, blood or adopted. Isaac settled in Porter, Maine and married Mary Jane French.


From: Donna Webb
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004
I am looking for an obituary on Nathan Lockwood Webb who died in Morgan, Orleans County 23 August 1910. I also am interested in information on Charles A Webb and his family. Nathan was there, visiting Charles and his family, at the time of his death. I have Nathan's death certificate and information that he is buried in the Mead Hill Cemetery.


From: Linda Pike
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Looking for descendants of the children of Manassah PIKE 1798-1873 and Nancy Wilds 1798-1884 (Both buried in Albany): Angeline, Almira, Adna, Burton, Reuben and Lydia. 


From: Lois E. Sorensen
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
I was wondering if there are any local records available on the Knapp family, specifically Remington Knapp who migrated to Barton, VT, around the early 1800s. I am specifically interested on any death records or gravestone inscription for him which would indicate his age at death, date of death, etc.


From: Marilyn Lupico
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004
Seeking info on Leon Chaney born 1896 had a daughter, Doris Louise, b. 1920 with Dorothy Widger.  My mother's birth certificate lists him as the father residing in Newport, VT.


From: Nancy Riley
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
I am researching my FELKER family, who lived in Irasburg, then Barton, Orleans Co, VT from about 1840 to 1880, or later.  I would like to know if any bios, or history, was written about this family.  John (1830-?) and Lucinda (1842-1905?) FELKER raised children in this area:  Sarah R, Albert J, John (JR), Zabriskia, Milton, Loiza, Anna, Mabel and Wellington.


From: David Couttie
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003
Looking for Margaret Lucia Lewis (nee Jones) from Ontario, Canada, who married Terrance Arthur Lewis in 1958 and moved to Derby, VT. His dad, Arthur George Lewis, died on January 2, 1956, and is buried there. I believe Terrance has died, some time before 1980. I also believe the couple had one son.


From: Phyllis E. Lowry
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003
I am trying to find information on Sylvanus Bates who came to Derby in 1800 from Woodstock. He was the son of Joseph Bates.  My problem is finding a son by his first marriage to Hannah Paddock, William Paddock Bates. I know he was married to Anne R. Wright. William was born Jan. 12, 1807.


From: Dee Wells 
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003
I am looking for Lyman Herrick b. c. 1812 in Highgate, Franklin Co.  He was in Troy in from 1850 to 1860 and then was in Newport, Orleans Co., VT from 1870. I am trying to find where Lyman was in 1880 and what cemetery in which he is buried. 


From: Joyce & Bob Linegar
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
I am searching for the death and burial of Therese Deschenes-Miville (Mainville). She was married to Christophe Tremblay (Trombley).  She had lived in southern Quebec until 1844 but she possibly would have been living with Benoni and Angelique Demers in Vermont until her death. She was born in 1781.


From: Sherill Toler Kuhlsen
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003
GLOVER is a city/town in your county,and I am searching for Joseph B (poss. Benjamin) GLOVER b. 1834. Desperation has led me to this site, as he can't be found before 1859,when he married Mary Jane WILDER in Pasquotank Co., N.C.  I am interested in the origin of the city's name as well.


From: Chris

Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003

I am looking for when the town of Salem became Derby, and a death record for Elizabeth Maxwell Scott. The last I could track her in the US Census was 1860, and she was 70 then. She was apparently living with her son John Scott, noted to be a pauper. If anyone has any history or info, these people may have migrated from Canada, Drummondville, PQ area.


From: Barbara Benware Burt

Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003

I am looking for any information or backgrounds on a William Brown (Capt.) reputedly of Orleans County, VT.  He married Diadama Wheeler, where or when I do not know, but he appears on the Franklin County, NY, census for the first time in 1820.


From: Shirley

Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003

In about 1790, my 3gr-grandmother and her first husband, along with 2 little girls, were in Newport when a sudden, late summer storm, dropped about a foot of snow.  The father and the two girls were in the wagon, the mother was nearby, when a huge, overhanging branch dropped from a tree, crushing the father and two girls.  Is it possible that there is any kind of a newspaper account might exist?  They were John and Nancy (Lords) McFarland, and they were from somewhere south of Montreal.


From: Paul Berwick

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

The subject name is hard to decipher, but need to find an Eliza Charles Berwick. Need marriage and/or death records or at least any info available on her or him.


From: Colette

Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003

Lewis Bentley would have been alive around 1844 when his 4th daughter, Marie Charlotte, was born.  He would have died prior to 1855 when his wife Mary (Carey) Bentley got remarried to Charles Trembley.  She married Trembley at Portage du Fort.


From: Pat Greenwell

Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003

I'm trying to establish a connection of my Quebec SLACK family to the SLACKs in Vermont.  The only information I have is that my RANSOM SLACK was born 1820 Albany Twp, Orleans County. VT.  His known siblings were Clara, Ruth, Lois & Irving. Possibly more. Likely parents were Simeon & Betsey, but unproven. Any help gratefully received.


From: Margaret Currier

Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

I'm trying to find the birth place of and parent's name of Erastus Currier. Erastus was my husband's gr-gr-grandfather. Family tradition is that he came to Rumney, NH, from Bradford, VT, but we can't seem to make that connection. He married Sarah Smart of Rumney, NH, and they lived there also. He was a leather worker - made shoes and other leather goods. His children were John, Mary, and Howard (my hubby's gr-grandfather). Hope someone can assist with this. We really have a dead end here. Erastus died in late 1800s.


From: P. Preston

Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003

I am looking for any information or genealogy regarding the Preston families that lived in Barton in the early 1800s.


From: Bruce Jensen

Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003

We are trying to find information on Theron Bull born in 1814 Vermont and his wife Christiana born Oct. 7, 1814/1815 Vermont. They had a son Henry Bull born May 2, 1843 Newport, Vermont. Theron and Christiana had two daughters Sarah and Emma. They also had 2 other children, but we do not know their names. Any information you can provide us with will be most appreciated.


From: Brenda Wilson Birch

Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003

I'm looking for information on my maternal Grandmother, Josephine Platte born about 1880/81 in Newport, VT. Her father died in 1918, his name unknown. She married in Knowlton, Quebec, Canada to Arthur Everett Talbot & later moved to Coaticook, Quebec.


From: Frank

Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003

Eben(ezer) Sanders wife Jane Parthena Young (OR Ramsdell) lived Lowell, VT.  My Grandfather, Charles Joseph Sanders, born there Apr.12,1864. Would like to find out more about the "Sanders" Families living in Lowell, VT, past or present.  Mail to: Frank Sanders, Jr., PO Box 105, Springfield, NH  03284-0105


From: June

Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003

I am researching a Josephete Rene who married Joseph Labounty, and lived in Holland. VT.   I think Holland is in Orleans county, although some maps don't even show it. They probably got married around 1835-40, and moved to Compton, Quebec.


From: S. Schiess

Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003

 John McFarland married Nancy Lords 1787 and they had 2 little girls.  In 1790, they were in Newport, by the lake, during a heavy snowstorm.  John and the two girls died when a tree fell on them.  Nancy re-married Albert Bohannon about 1794 .  They moved to central New York. There was a newspaper article on the deaths - would like to find a copy somewhere.


 From:     Jan Leonard & Mary Alice Sanguinetti

Sent:     Saturday, August 16, 2003

Looking for information about my 3rd Great Grandfather James Jenne born Sept. 15, 1780 died March 24, 1869. He  married Betsey Corey on 12 FEB 1807.  She was born March 28, 1784 perhaps in Windsor County and died June 1861.  Their daughter, Hannah B. Jenne, married Titus Ives December 27, 1832 in Derby, VT.   Their other children were Tolman, born Nov 1807, Elisha born Dec 1808, Thomas born Dec 1812, Miriam born Dec 1814, Job born Mar 1816, Stilman born Feb 1820, George born Nov 1822 and Betsey born Jun 1826.


From: Sandi Tucker
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003
07/28/03--Sandi Tucker

Looking for William Penn Hatch's family.  He was born in Derby, Orleans County,
in 1822.  He was a sailor who married Margaret Wilsey, my g-g-grandmother in 1846.


From: Bill Glazier

Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003

I am the great grandson of Ezekiel Currier (b. 1791) who lived in North Troy, VT and is buried in the cemetery there. He had seven sons, the youngest was Joseph Merrill Currier, (b. 1820) my great grandfather. He went to school in N. Troy and moved to Canada at age 17 to become a mill owner, lumber baron and eventually a Canadian M.P. Can someone tell me who were Joseph's six siblings?


From: Tammy Marshall-Paquin 

Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:28 AM 

Seeking information on Morey families of Irasburg, Orleans County, VT. G-g-g-grandfather was Charles Morey whose first marriage was to Myra Ella Huntington. Had three children, Willard A., Homer A., and Myra Louise. When Myra died in 1879 Charles remarried after 1880 to a woman who I can't identify yet. They had Sadie Morey who is my g-g-grandma. Sadie married Frederick Spencer Warren on 14 March 1902. Any information on Charles' second wife would be appreciated as well as any information on Morey's in the Irasburg area. I have a lot of names and information on Moreys in the area but having difficulty seeing all the "connections". I'm hoping for a few more bits of information to tie the whole family together.


From: Mary L Duncan 

Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003

Trying to find where my grandmother, Delima Hall, was buried. I know that she died in Orleans, Vermont on January 1, 1919, and was buried on January 4th in a Catholic funeral. I found a St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orleans Vermont and wonder if this church has a specific cemetery it uses and is there a way to contact them for information. Any info would be gratefully appreciated.


From:  Gary Smith

Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003

Looking for information on a David Smith, father of Jonathon T. Smith, 1824 to 1891, of Irasburg, father of Henry Osmer Smith, father of Lawrence Henry Smith. Henry and Lawrence of Newport, VT. David Smiths wife was Lydia Perkins 1795 to 1887. David may have also had a son named Edmond, and may have roots back to New Hampshire. Any information on David would be greatly appreciated.


From:     Jeanette Garfield

Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003

I am searching for any records of Aaron Garfield. Family folklore has it that his was the 7th family to settle in Glover, VT. Had child Stephen b 12/24/1792. Stephen m. Lydia Scott of Hartford, VT b. 11/6/1790. Children of Stephen & Lydia were Hosea Ballou Garfield and Betsy. This info is family info and not from any official source.


From: Laurie Morin (aka, space girl)
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Looking for information about the parents of Leo E. Morin, born about 1913, in 

Newport, Vermont.  Had at least two sisters, Marion and Lillian or Lilly.


From: Debrah Anderson

Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003

I'm searching for the birth record/ancestry of John W. Kelley, b. 1831 in Derby, Orleans, VT.  He moved to MN & in 1864 married Frances Elizabeth Talbot.  He entered the military from MN.


From: San Perese Sampson

Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003  

Looking for information about Walter Emery Wheeler, born 1871 in Charleston, Vermont.  Lived and died in Craftsbury, Vermont.  First wife was Rhoda Eliza Witt of Montpelier, born 1876.


From: Brenda Howe

Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003

I am looking for any info on my grandmother's family lines.  Her father was Edward B. Guyer and his mother was Ella Patterson.  She was born in Craftsbury and is buried there.  I am also looking for a cemetery in Craftsbury.  I am making a trip to Vermont this summer to look at the Hope Cemetery in Barre and would like to check out the Craftsbury one as well.


From: Bill Coutermash
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003
I am searching for records for my grandmother Josephine Bushman born in 1873 in Vermont, this is all I have at present any help would be greatly appreciated. 


From: Nancy Thomson
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
I am researching Samuel Palmer and Sarah Skinner who married 22 Oct 1807 in Jay Twp, Orleans Co, VT. I believe he was the son of Joseph Palmer and Sarah Willey who m. in 1767 in Rye NH. Looking for a resource or researcher.


From: Sheryl Dougherty
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003
I'm looking for information on my great great grandfather who was born December 20, 1841, in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. His father was William Ingerson born 9/1/1815 in Peacham, Caledonia County VT.  His father was James Ingerson, b. 1790. Any info anyone can share would be great!


From: Pam
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003
I am looking for information on the Renell family.  Martin Renell Civil War record in 1862 has residence in Barton VT.  I also know that Martin, and my great grandmother Eleanor Jane Charke, lived in Island pond VT around 1900. Their children are John, George, Edna, Clarence, Albert, Martin and were married before my great grand mother.  I believe Martins mother's name may of been Emily.  Thank you so very much.


From: Don Bemus 
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003
I am looking for any / all information on a Betsey Bernas who died in Orleans County Vermont in March 1850 at the age of 53.

From: The Potter Family
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2003
Henry M. Stinehour b. 1840 married Julia White 1861 in Jay, VT. Julia was from Sandusky, OH and she died shortly after giving birth to Lilian Lucy. Henry then married Adeline Griggs. I am looking for information about Henry's father, John STINEHOUR, who vanished after his wife died in 1858 in Ferrisburgh,VT.


From: Falcon
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2003 3:05 PM
I am looking for any and all information re: Currier + Twombly in or around Barton, VT. about 1800 - 1880 (?) Emeline A. Currier (b. 1840) married William B. Twombly (b. 1833) in 
Barton in 1858. Both were from Brownington.  They had 5 daughters born between 1861 - 1976. The parents of Emeline (Emmaline or Emaline) were born in NH.

From: Pearl
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003
I am looking for my aunt pearl her maiden name is Dunn and she married Jack Lawson who had a dairy farm maybe still does they are divorced I believe she is from Troy, VT and lives in Coventry now.


From: Marilyn Buckelew
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
I am looking for documentation on Simeon Fletcher and Rachel Ferris Fletcher, married in Holland, vt. and then moved to Kansas. Simeon moved back to Canada and died there. He was a clergyman in Kansas. I know he had 2 daughters, Harriet A. (Hattie) married to Harrison Waitt in Kansas, (first marriage to Mary Prescott in Shirley, MA) and Eleanor married to Gary Eldridge Meeker. I can not find anything other than facts (birth, death, marriage dates) for his father Gershom Fletcher. Any help or direction would be much appreciated!! Marilyn


From: Sandy Smith
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003
I am looking into the histories of the following families of Newport: Pelkey, Henry Osmar and
Lawrence Henry Smith, Robert Dent Scott and Vandruvils.


From: Joan Noell
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003
Ancestors living in Albany, VT, include Darius and Dorcas TANNER WILCOX
(died 1861 and 1873); Ezra and Clarissa SEAVER WILCOX (died 1873 and
1892); buried in VT. Schyler and Olivia CHENEY Wilcox, who moved from VT
to NE about 1880. Would appreciate any information on the family.


From: Marjorie Flint
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Searching for ancestors of Ruel Hurlburt Jr. of Glover, Orleans Co., VT. He married Sarah M. Lyon of Craftsbury, Orleans Co. VT and they migrrated to Whiteside Co., IL circa 1845.


From: John L. Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003
I'm looking for some kind of birth information for William Van S. Eaton, who according to his Civil War military records, was born in Orleans County, Vermont, about 1820. Other doubtful sources list his parents as William Eaton and Martha Ramsey of Belmont County, Ohio.


Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003
I am looking for any one has information on a Theodore Carpenter and/or Cora Fox from Westmore, Orleans County, Vermont.


From: Karen Schweizer

Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Hello, I have seen the reference to Charlestown, Vermont during my research on my Moulton ancestors. Both Charles Abner Moulton and John G. Moulton at different times listed Charleston Vermont as their residence. Does anyone have any other information. I have a lot of info to share on the Moultons from Sandwich NH and Plymouth NH area.


From: Cheryl

Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003

I am seeking information on my grandparents Phil (Joseph?) and Marie Paquette.  They lived in Orleans, Vt. on Chandler Ave. until the late 70's.  I believe they are buried in St. Theresa's cemetery.   My sister and I are attempting to trace our grandmother Marie.  Records state she was born in St. Dougherty, QC.  However, we cannot find any record of a St. Dougherty existing anywhere in Canada.


From: Pamela Wood

Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003

I am looking for information about the marriage of Alonzo Currier and Melissa Strout, October 9, 1859, in Charleston VT.


From: Salle Wilson
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003
I am looking for descendents of Howard William Byers, Sr. of Newport, VT.  He was born 9 Apr. 1923, died 1994, in Newport, VT.  There should be living children in the Newport, VT area. It's been a while
since I made contact and lost track. Names are: Sherry Lee Byers Lontagne, Holly Jean Byers, Scott Arthur Byers, Steve Allen Byers, Robin Gail Byers.  Any help appreciated.


From: Pamela Brown
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003
Looking for any information on Amanda Hitchcock, born about 1797/99 in Orleans County, Vt. I believe her father's name was Chileab.  Any help greatly appreciated.


From: Dr. David Cross
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Seeking date of death and burial site of Chauncey F. Hartshorn (AKA Chauncey Hartson) born about 1844. From Greensboro. Served in Company D, 4th Vermont Infantry in Civil War.


From: Bill Powers
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003
I hope you can help me I'm trying to find information about my great-great grandparents who were born in Orleans County any help would be greatly appreciated. George W. Powers DOB in 1850's in Derby (Salem) Vt. married Eva Emery, DOB late 1850's, in 1870's as first child was born in 1879.  James Shannon DOB 1860's in Derby married Olive Blay (could be spelled Blais) DOB 1860's in Derby. Their first child was born in 1890 or 1891. Edmond Gardner DOB 1859 in Newport(city or town) or Newport Center, VT married Effie Simons DOB 1860's their first child was born in 1884, I think.  I have been unable to find any information on any of their parents. Again thanks for any information.


From: Chuck Knox
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
My g-g-g grandmother was Deborah Fuller, b. 1819 in Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont. She married William B. Cole, b. 1821, also in Charleston. They married 02/07/1844. William died 02/07/1867, still in Charleston. Deborah died 08/16/1895 in Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa. Seeking any additional information on Deborah Fuller's ancestors -- I have none at the moment!


From: Mark T. Beedy 
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003
I am searching for a marriage date/place for Sarah Johnson and Daniel Beede (Beedy). Sarah Johnson was a daughter of Joshua Johnson and Experience Barrow. Joshua Johnson lived in Orleans CO., VT, residing in Albany until his death in 1856. Daniel Beede is a son of Bezaleel Beede and Judith Morgan and was born in 1799 in Strafford, VT. I am trying to find written proof of their marriage which is said to have occurred circa 1819.


From: Cathy Stacey
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002
I am trying to find real estate ownership for William Parker Wiggins of  Barton, Vermont - born September 30, 1820 death September 18, 1885 - he is buried in O Brown Cemetery. I am trying to find his homestead.


From: Teresa Hawes
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 2:04 PM
Researching my family in Irasburg, Orleans, Vermont.  HAWSE, FOSTER, AIKEN, CHAFFEE, RICE, GREENE, BREWSTER, WATSON


From: Joan Griffin
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 
Am looking for info on Zenas Andrews and his wife Huldah Main. they lived in Orleans in middle 1800's and then went to Quebec before coming to Mich. Had son, Titus born in Orleans in 1845 and daughter, Clara born in Quebec1849. Zenas may have been born in Quebec.


From: Terri Parks
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Looking for anything on Albert C. Parks, born about August 1, 1855, possibly in Coventry or Troy, VT. His Parents were Charles and Mary J. (Higgins) Parks. His first marriage was to Selina E. Morse of Concord, VT. I've contacted the Town Clerks of both towns, and the State of Vermont Vital Records, but no luck. I was informed that Coventry's records burned in 1913. Would also be interested in anything on his parents, or possible siblings. Where can I find microfilmed newspapers from the area in that time period?


From: CJB
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Seeking information on Joseph Chittenden Bradley . He was states attorney for Orleans County in 1800. 


From: Pearl Thomas
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002
I am looking for the parents of Stephen Winfred Lowell B-14 April 1860,He was married to Georgiana LaHay.


From: Mar Hoyt
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Searching for information concerning Benjamin Hoyt b, about 1809 and his wife Roxana Harron(sp) b.about 1810. I know they are buried in the Newport Center Cemetery. Benj and Rox would have been my gr gr grandparents. What I would like to know is who their parents were and any other information I can get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

From: Damaris Reynolds
Sent: November 7, 2002
Researching the Daggetts. Family notes say that Nathanel Daggett and wife Electa moved to Newport about 1800 and raised 12 children there. My notes say Nathaniel died June 16, 1852 and Electa, Oct 27 1856.


From: Clyde & Lori Goodhue
Date: November 7, 2002
Would like to share information about the family name ADAMS. My family dates back to the late 1700s so far and were in the Newport Center - Troy - Enosburg areas. Vera Adams was born in the home across from the Town Clerks office in Newport Center on 06 September 1909. Her father, Clyde Raymond Adams was born in Newport Center 02, February 1885. His birthplace was a home on the main street Rte 105 the west side of village. His father was Ephriam Perley, who was born 26 January 1842 in Newport Center. He was a carpenter and he and his son were the builders of most of the homes in the Newport Center area. Ephriam is buried beside his 2 wives in the Newport Center cemetery on Rte 100 South of town. Ephriams wife Sarah Spencer was mother to Clyde. He also had 2 other sons Perly and Earl. Ephriams father was James Boutell Adams, born in Bakersfield in Oct. of 1805. He died in Troy on 07 Dec 1868. His mother was Mahitable Pope of the Pope Family in Danville. We also have some information on the Spencers of Newport and Popes of Danville including some pictures. We also have more infor on other family members prior to James Boutell. We would like to hear from anyone who has further information we can share. 

From: Howard Johnston
Date: November 7, 2002
Elizabeth EASTMAN, of Tamworth, Carroll Co., NH, married Ebenezer HACKETT, 6 March 1792 at Tamworth, NH. Nothing more is known of Elizabeth EASTMAN.  Ebenezer, son of Hezekiah HACKETT & Mary KEYSER, was born abt 1772, Tamworth, NH; he died 30 July 1831 in either Lyndon, VT or Barnston, Quebec, Canada. Elizabeth & Ebenezer had 2 known children: William HACKETT, born 1793, Tamworth, NH, died 1856, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. William married Dorothy BLAKE in 1813. Ebenezer HACKETT, born Holland, VT, date unknown; died [place & date unknown]. Ebenezer married Lucenda FULFORD, 31 May 1829, Holland, VT. I would like additional information on Elizabeth EASTMAN. I also suspect Elizabeth EASTMAN & Ebenezer HACKETT had more than just the two children. 


From: Beth Rasmussen and Ken Dworschak

Date: Date: November 7, 2002
My gr-gr-grandfather Job Jenne supposedly came from Derby, Vermont. He was born about 1800-1810. I believe his father was James Jenne m. to Betsey Corey. He migrated to Indiana and lived there the rest of his life. My gr-grandmother was Elizabeth Jenne of Fountain Co, In. She had a brother Eber. I did find a Job C. Jenne in Derby, but he was born in 1817. Could be the son of the Jenne I am looking for. Any help much appreciated. Also, interested in information on the family of Frank JENNE (Jan 20, 1893-Sep, 1965)
and Mabel BOTHWELL (Jun 26, 1893-Oct, 1975) who lived in Newport, Vermont for my BOTHWELL family history.


From: John Chisholm
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002
Trying to find the burial place and how to get a death certificate for WILLIAM FRANCIS CHISHOLM,
DOB 02/17/1906, DIED SEPT. 1966, Lowell, Orleans County, VT.


Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002
I am looking for information on my great grandfather. All I have been able to find is his date of marriage and his nickname.  He was called "Kid" McCoy, and would have been born about 1848-1855, perhaps in another state or even Canada. He married Rachel Achilles in North Troy, VT between 1908 and 1914. Rachel was born in 1894 to Horace and Kate (Able) Achilles.


From: Joanne Hayward
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
In the 1850 census of Barton, VT there is a William LELAND with wife Malona.  The children listed are Willard, Carlos, Abigail, Warren and Palmer. Can anyone tell me the maiden name of Malona and who her parents were. I have also seen it spelled Marana.  Any help would be appreciated.


From: Elaine Smith
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 7:59 PM
Looking for information on parents and children of RUFUS H. HILL b. 10-7-1852 in Derby Line or Hollis (Holland?), VT, and d 7-11-1924 in Grafton, NH. Rufus m NELLIE A. MORSE b 9-22-1864 in Alexandria, NH, d. 4-5-1905.   They had a son, Walter H. Hill, b 6/2/1878 in Orange, NH. He d 6/1941 in Grafton, NH. Walter was married to Lora Jane Rollins, b 5/1/1879 d 3/1964 of heart failure in Concord, NH.  What I received from Grafton, NH was a copy of the town report showing death of Rufus H. Hill on July 11 in Grafton at the age of 71y 9m 4days, born in Derby Line, VT, widowed, farmer, son of Hollis Hill and Elizabeth Abbie.  I also received from Grafton, NH a copy of the town report showing death of Rufus H. Hill's son, Walter H. Hill, on June 3 in Grafton, NH. This shows Walter's parents to be Rufus H. Hill, born in Hollis (Holland?), VT and his mother Nellie A. Morse born in Alexandria, NH.  From Vital Records Office in Concord, NH, I show the parents of Rufus H. Hill to be Hanley and Hepsebath Hill both born in Derby VT.  So, was Rufus Hill born in Hollis (Holland?) or was his father's name Hollis? Who were the parents of Rufus Hill - Hanley and Hepsebath Hill or Hollis Hill and Elizabeth Abbie?


From: Sue (Root) Waterman
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 6:55 PM
Looking for the parents of Julia Root, married 8-28-1839 in Craftsbury, Orleans Co., Vermont. I believe she was born in Massachusetts, but don't know her ancestry.


From: Bill & Deb Prue
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
I am looking for info on my g-g-grandparents, their families, and their parents. Odilon Landry married a woman with the surname Barbin, but I'm not positive of her first name. I'd like to know Odilon's and his wife's siblings' names and his parents' names. Their children were Elzear and Idea, plus an adopted child of whose name I am unsure. Idea was born in the late 1800's and died in Newport in 1963. Also, trying ti find out where the Landry and Barbin families come from?


From: Mary L Duncan
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
I am looking for information on Everett (Everette) Hall born July 9, 1907 in Orleans County, Newport Vermont.


From: Linda Papanicolaou
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002

My great grandmother Louise M Story / Storey was born in East Newport, VT on December 10, 1847. In 1866, she was in St. Joseph, MO, where she married my great grandfather, Joseph Perry Morey. On a census report, she listed her mother as having been born in VT and her father in Scotland. I have not been able to find any information about her family, including her parents names. Any help would be appreciated.


Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 
I am looking for information on my g-grandfather. All I have been able to find is his date of marriage and his nickname.  He was called "Kid" McCoy, and would have been born about 1848-1855, perhaps in another state or even Canada. He married Rachel Achilles in North Troy, VT between 1908 and 1914. Rachel was born in 1894 to Horace and Kate (Able) Achilles.


From: Renee Sanders
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 
I am trying to find information on my G-Grandfather William Leonard Shufelt and his parents. He was born in Brome Co, Quebec in 1841 and then moved to Lowell, VT where he raised a family and then died Aug 29, 1927.


From: Debbie
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 
Am trying to locate the cemeteries of my Waterman ancestors:  (1) Robert Waterman (3/12/1759-1838), died in Holland, Orleans, VT.  (2) wife Rebecca Cushman Waterman (2/15/1764-1830), died in Holland, Orleans VT.  (3) Jonathan Waterman (1784-May 1835), died in Barton, Orleans, VT.  (4) wife Sarah (Sally) Child Waterman (Feb 11, 1792-Jan 12, 1871)  If anyone has information, please email me.


From: Dee
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002
Up date on a previous query about John Wiggins: I have a change of address: it is Dorothy Champion Maslyn, 1111 S Main St. Newark, NY 14513. John married Betsy Stevenson at Barton, Orleans abt. 1839. This is my fourth great grand parents. Looking for a record of John's birth.


From: The Taylors
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Would like information about the parents of Joseph Abbey as well as parents of his wife, Polly Parker. They were married in Derby, VT on 31 Jan 1808.  Their first two sons were born in Derby, VT, Hiram in 1809 and Fredrick in 1811.


From: Sheila Hennessy
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 
I am researching the Doody family. Charles A. Doody, born 1852, in St.Jean, (St.John) Quebec. Charles move to the Town of Derby in the 1870/80's.  Charles's family lived in St.Mathias, Chambly, Iberville, Quebec. He was the son of Michel Doody and Hedwidge Trudeau. He had the following siblings: Daniel Denis, John, Michel, James, Charles Aimi, Charles Treffle, Louis, Marie Ann, Joseph, Edward Mead. There were also twin brothers, who froze to death, age 16, in St.Mathias, Quebec.  This family also lived, in Fall River,Mass., Nebraska, South Dakota. Another branch of Doodys, lived in Montreal, and Marin Co. California.


From: David and Beverly Vorpahl
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
I'm looking for a Corliss Smith, who might have lived in Jay, Orleans, VT sometime before 1874. My grandfather, Corliss Smith Wing, was born Jan. 24, 1474 in Sutton, Brome, Quebec. But I know the Wings had contact with Orleans County.


From: Mary L Duncan
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:24 AM
Looking for information on Winslow Hall. He was born in Maine in 1827 and married Martha (I would like to know her last name). They lived a short while in Bromptonville Canada where they had a son Edward Charles born in 1873. Shortly after that they moved to Barton, Vermont where Edward Charles Hall married Jennie Tripp on Dec 25, 1895. They had a son Merton, my grandfather, on May 3, 1896 in Barton. There is one person of mystery that I found on a 1920 census, her name is MYLA HALL and is listed as a niece but I think she may have been Merton's second wife.  There are other Winslow Halls in Maine and Vermont but I would greatly appreciate any information on this Winslow married to Martha and if anyone knows the last name of Martha who was born in England.  MYLA HALL who was born in Hampton NY on September 19, 1890. On the 1920 Barton Vermont census she was listed as age 29 living with an Edward Hall. I am trying to find her spouse or any children. She died in a convalescent home in Fairhaven Vermont March 20, 1987. 


From: Ken Larkins
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 
I am seeking informatione on the Robinson Family of Orleans County 1800-1880. Several generations of Benjamin Robinsons (descendants of Pastor John Robinson).


From: Michelle
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 
I am trying to gather some info on a Mary Handford born Sept.2,1831 Irasburg, VT married Richard Drown.  I have also found a Malvina Hanford born Oct.29,1830 married George Chandler that is also from Irasburg VT, her parent's were listed as Willard Hanford and Jane Rockwell.  I am looking to see if there is a connection here like maybe they are sisters.  They both married and went to the Grafton, NH. area Mary is buried there.


From: Mary L Duncan
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002
I am looking for any relatives belonging to the families of Winslow, Edward, or Merton Hall. Winslow Hall was born in 1827 and married a Martha from England. Together they had a son Edward Charles born Dec 1873 who married Jennie Tripp Dec 25 1895 who the daughter of Rufus Tripp living in Orleans. Edward had a son Merton born May 3 1896 in Barton Vermont and married Delima Emonds 1916. Merton and Delima had my father, Joseph Louis Hall born in Barton September 14, 1916. Other than my father I know nothing of this Hall family because his mother died when he was two and no further connection was maintained with his name sakes before he died.


From: Marie Paulson
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Seeking inform on William Prince born in Orleans County 5/15/1934.


From: Watts Family
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002
I am looking for an Ebenezer CURTIS who was born about 1785 and died in Vermont in 1813, according to family stories. With help from the Curtis Society I have found an Ebenezer Standish Curtis b. 7 Aug 1783 to Nehemiah and Hannah Curtis, Woodstock V.R. I have also located an 1810 Census entry for Ebenezer CURTIS in Randolph, VT with a wife and two young daughters. Both of these sound right.  Looking for a death date around 1813 for Ebenezer CURTIS probably in Randolph, VT (or better yet, Ebenezer Standish Curtis!)


From: Darwin Waterman
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002
Looking for information about my mother, Emma Livingstone Ranney, who was born, as was my father (Berness Elmer Waterman, b. 1886), in Barre.  She taught school in Newport following her graduation from Spaulding High School.  Her father was reportedly from Quebec and she is supposed to be some kind of relation to the great Dr. David Livingstone from Scotland.  Both moved to California in 1930.  


From: Tara Mullane
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002
I am trying to get information on my mother (Debbie Young) who was born in Newport. She left in her early 20's. I would like to know if anyone went to school with her or used to be friends with her. She married David Lane from Peoria, IL. Her father was Charles and her mother is Claire. Alan was her brother and she has 2 sisters which are Doreen and Diane.


From: Lisle Emerson 
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002
I am looking for information on Charles T Holman Born in Windham VT on Aug. 19th 1830 and Married to Abigail Harrington Feb 23rd 1854 she was also born in Vt. (Manchester).


From: Jody 
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 9:17 AM
I am trying to find Family who may be related to the following Adams line.  CURTIS P. ADAMS, who was born 1820 in Vermont. He married (1) FRANCES; She was born 1824 in Canada East. He married (2) CLARISA A. LEWIS on November 05, 1868, in Troy, Vermont. She was born 1821, in Vermont.  Children of CURTIS ADAMS and FRANCES are:  1). HALSEY H. ADAMS, who was born about 1845 in Vermont. He died After 1920, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Halsey married (1) LOVINA E. GREGORY, on August 20, 1867, in Troy, Vermont. Halsey married (2) FRANCES H. MOTT, on:------------, in Vermont. Children of HALSEY ADAMS and FRANCES MOTT are: i. CURTIS W. ADAMS, born September 23, 1878, Alburg, Vermont.  ii. BABY GIRL ADAMS, born December 25, 1879, Alburg,Vermont.  iii. FRANCES L. ADAMS, born April 06, 1881, Alburg, Vermont.  iv. LUVIA ELLA ADAMS, born June 25, 1889, Alburg Vermont; d. Aft. 1960, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
2). ELLEY ADAMS (Halsey1), born about 1846 - 1847, Vermont. 3). STITLER ADAMS (Halsey1), born about1849 - 1850, Troy, Vermont.


From: C. Spicer 
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
I am looking for any information on David White, Jr. born in Holland, VT, about 1810 married Betsey Bailey (Abenaki name Aris Sky) daughter of Absalom and Polly Bailey of Canaan about 1830. David and Betsey White later moved to Barford, Quebec area and had Freeman, Elizabeth, Mary, Abigail, Samuel and Avense.


From: Michelle
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002
I am trying to gather some info on a Mary Handford born Sept.2,1831 Irasburg, VT, married Richard Drown.
I have also found a Malvina Hanford born Oct.29,1830 married George Chandler that is also from Irasburg VT, her parent's were listed as Willard Hanford and Jane Rockwell.  I am looking to see if there is a connection here like maybe they are sisters.  They both married and went to the Grafton, NH. area Mary is buried there.


From: Joyce Dompe
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
I just found out that my g-g-g grandfather, Abel Hyde, was born in Vt. about 1800 and I found him in the 1830 VT census in Orleans Co in Derby. But the 1820 census shows him in Dummerston in Windham Co. His wife was Philina. By age 21 he was in NY. Hiram Hyde, from Hyde Park, VT seemed to come to NY about the same time and live in the same area as Able. Looking for any history on the Hyde family in Orleans Co. I'm just beginning my VT search after being in NY so long. All the towns and counties sound so foreign to me.


From: Nancy Glines
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002
I am looking for information on Aabial Glines and Mary Hannah Perry. They had 3 children, at least one of which was born in Vermont. Also, looking for information on the location of cemeteries located in Orleans county that were in existence prior to 1950.


From: Kandi Waters
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002
I am interested in a marriage lookup for Troy, VT.  If this is something you can help with, here's the info Groom David G. Leslie, Bride Alice M. Buewell ( or Mary A.).  I do not know the date but David was born 1878 and I believe they married later in maybe 1898 to 1911.


From: Theresa Opel
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002
I am looking for information on my great great grandmother. Her Name Was Lucy. Here is the Information I have been able to find.  1850, COMB, Jesse E., 46, blacksmith, born Mass.  Lucy, 41, born Vermont.  It is possible that she may have had a younger brother and sister William H. was age 22 from VT and Selenda age 15, from VT.  1860, COMBS, Jesse E., 56 Blacksmith, born Mass.  Lucy, 51, born Vermont


From: Ian Zaenger
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Researching for information from the family of Simeon and Judith (ADAMS) POPE, who both died in Derby, VT in 1848. Simeon was a Rev. War vet born in NH. Children were Simeon, Samson, Jesse, Clarissa, Tirzah, Marshal, Mark, John, Polly Adams, Isaac Adams and Amanda POPE, born between 4 may 1783 and about 1810. Some spent at least some time in Stanstead, Canada, etc. 


From: E. T. Bennett
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002
I am looking for information regarding my g-g-grandparents Charles Bennett and Lydia Bennett, nee Washburn. They were married in Holland Vermont on Dec. 2nd 1847. They had at least 2 sons, Charles Henry Bennett b. 6-18-1865 and Samuel Oscar Bennett b. 10-22-1855.


From: Patti Graman
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Does any connect to this Joshua Taylor, d. 1814 Orleans Co., VT? Or, know anything about Irasburg, Orleans Co., VT history? Was this area involved in the War of 1812, perhaps? >From pg 20 Probate Records of Orleans County, Vt. Entry # 163 - (found on  Elizabeth Taylor received appointment as administrator of husband, Joshua Taylor, late of Irasburg, 19 June 1814. Inventory -1814. The widow was left with several small children.  Who is this JoshuaTaylor? 


From: Thomas & Janet Laraway
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002
I am trying to find out information on my husband's great, great, great grandfather.  Name; Edward Laraway,
Born: 11/26/1866 in Barton, VT.  I would like to know mother and father because we are at a dead end.  What's the best way to get the info off of the birth certificate?


From: Karen Credit
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 12
I am looking for the obit. for Lilla E. Hodgeman. She passed away in November of 1988. She lived in Lowell. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


From: Marilyn Blake
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Would like any information possible on Burnham Parker of North Troy, Vermont. It is my understanding that he owned a Mobil gas station so I would think the time would be somewhere around 1920-1925. Thank you for your help.


From: E. Shearer Byrns 
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002
I am trying to find information on Elizabeth Peat born 10-29-1793 and died 1-2-1874 in Craftsbury Commons, Vermont. Any information  would be greatly appreciated. 


From: Vernon Roy Dunbar
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
I am looking for ancestors or siblings of Albert W. Huntoon, born Dec 22, 1855 Barford (Coaticook) Quebec area, died Dec. 30, 1912 Stannard, VT. Married March 29, 1879 Greensboro, VT to Jennie E. Low(e) born Oct 2, 1863 Hardwick, VT died March 2, 1895 Stannard, VT.  Parents of Albert W. Huntoon believed to be Orin E. Huntoon and Melvina (Bailey) Huntoon. Orin Huntoon's marriage to Melvina Bailey Feb 22, 1854 (listed as Ovin Huntoon) Calvinist Baptist Church, Barston, Quebec but listed as Orin Huntoon in marriage
notice in The Stanstead Journal). Family tradition says that mother was a full-blooded Indian but this may or may not be true.  Orin Huntoon probably son of Amos T. Huntoon who came from New Hampshire to Stanstead, Quebec then to northeastern Vermont but have not been able to find supporting data.


Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Looking for family of Sada Booth born about 1875 sister to Jennie, Elbert, Adidia, George, Lillia. Hawley Castle Booth was Father, Julia H. Church was mother. They are my G-Ggrandparents. 


From: Thomas & Janet Laraway
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002
Researching Laraways of Vermont. Names include James (Larabee, Laraway or Lara) b. 1843; Edward Laraway, Marvin Laraway, Gerald Laraway, Grace, Walter, Wilfred, Willard, Erlah.  Also seeking information on Philamen (Philimen) LaDoux who was married to James Laraway.


Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002
Looking for info on my grandfather and his family my g-grandfather was Rev. Hiram Carpenter . 1st. wife Cora Fuller. His parents are Theodore Carpenter and Cora Fox .


From:    Barbara Barber

Sent: 9 June 2002 

I am looking for information and descendants of the Wood family that lived in Derby, Orleans, Vermont in the late 1800’s.  My grandmother Sarah M. Wood was born in Derby on 30 Apr 1877 the daughter of Alexander Wood and Catherine Maher (or possibly spelled Mahor).  Both Alexander and Catherine were born in Canada.  Children I’ve found from this marriage other than my great grandma Sarah are:  Frank, William, Moses, Levi, Thomas & Modest.  Any information is greatly appreciated.


Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 3:02 AM
I am looking for info on my grandfather and his family my g-grandfather was Rev. Hiram Carpenter.   First wife was Cora Fuller. His parents are Theodore Carpenter and Cora Fox .


From: Patty Davis
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Looking for info regarding proof that Benjamin Davis, in Elmore/Morrisville, VT and Samuel Davis, in E. Charleston, VT were brothers.  Benjamin Davis will of 7/1883 stated monies left to brother Samuel Davis. (Samuel died 1888 in E. Charleston, VT.) Not knowing about the banks in the Charleston area in that time, I am assuming that any money inherited would be deposited in a local bank. The amount was only around $250.00...but, in that time period would be significant.  Guess it might be to much to hope for that any Orleans bank records could/would be in existence for 1883 - 1888?  Need help of local "look ups".


From: Paul Keller
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002
I am looking for any information on Charles Lewis Herrick. He was born about 1878 in Newport, Vermont. He is my wife's grandfather, but we have almost no information on him, since my wife's mom was adopted by her aunt in Idaho at age 4. We know he was a painter and married Mary Cecilia Dougherty Fish and lived for sometime in Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA.


From: Janet Caldwell
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
I am looking for any information on the ancestry of a Napoleon Morin who married Marguerite Lontagne (born in Newport, VT). Among their possible 14 children (all born in or near Newport, VT) are:  Lena (b:1901. d:1972) married Euclide Brien; Joseph married twice one wife was Blanche Lamoureux; Arthur (d:1929) married Rose Anne Brien; George (d:1976) married Georgianna Brien; Robert married Grace Gilbert
Raymond married Doris Cheney; Albert possibly married to someone named Eva; Philip possibly married to someone also named Eva; Irene who died in infancy; Maud.  Any information on Napoleon's family and ancestry would be appreciated.  Also looking for any information on Marguerite Lontagne (possibly spelled
Lantagne). She had brothers name Edward and Jean Baptiste; she also had a sister named Delphine all of whom were born in or near Newport, VT.


From: Michelle
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
I am researching Mary M. Handford Born Sept.2,1831 in Irasburg Orleans,Vt.Died July 27,1881 in Grafton, NH.  Does anyone know who her parent's were?


From: Donna Winauski
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002
My g-g-g-g-g-g-grandmother Hulda Sias, who died in child birth at age 37, 10-2-1854 is supposedly buried in the Newport Center Cemetery. I am trying to find out if her maiden name was Niles, and her brother or father, Samuel Niles, b 1817, being buried in the same plot. I am very sorry, but I do not know, nor am I familiar with the counties, etc. No one in our family has been able to locate any information that we can deem accurate. 


From: Audrey Annable Franklin
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002
Alfred A. Ticehurst, born about 1838-1839 in Derby, Orleans County was the son of Sarah (widow) Ticehurst in 1877 when she was still living in Derby.  Alfred was married to a Clara A (maiden name unknown) who was then living in Columbus, Polk County, NE. Do you have any information on this family? Alfred was convicted of larceny in May of 1877 and sentenced to 7 years in the Colo. State prison. I believe he was a companion/partner/friend to a relative of mine convicted in the same place (Arapaho County, CO) at the same time and for the same type of crime. His name was Arthur Annabil, son of Ira and Rhodilla Whitmore Annabil.


From: Rita O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Just received new information on my g-grandfather, James JOCKOW. I have been looking for his ancestors for over ten years, but evidently looking in the wrong VT. county. An LDS search for him shows a connection to Orleans County. His first wife was Abigail TAYLOR WHITNEY and they had 2 children, Cornilia and Cornelius, B: 1831 and 1833. My James JOCKOW was said to have been born in Pierre, Vt. and another affidavit stated he was born in UVNS. Have not verified either place. I do have records of his marriage to Elsie GUPTAIL of Waterbury, Washington, VT. there were 6 children listed in the 1850 for Waterbury, VT. Census, Wm. G. [1827] Caroline, [1831] Adelia [1835, Julius, [1836] F. Cortez,[1840], my grandfather, and George W. [1841. He, and his parents are buried in Hope Cemetery in Waterbury, Wash. VT. Adelia married Harry MORGAN and F.Cortez married Sarah and Elizabeth PACKARD_BOLTON, [my grandmother] . I hope someone can shed some light on this family. We assumed we were French-Canadian with ties to Canada. Our name was changed to DeAllaird in the late 1800s but JOCKOW was used on all official documents until Elizabeth died. 


From: Fran Powell
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002

I am looking for a birth record on my g-g-g-g grandfather Daniel C. Boynton born about 1790 in Salem VT. He married Deborah Leonard and moved to Pomfret, VT. Boynton Genealogy book states that he drowned in Pomfret, VT in 1844 and she died in 1849.


From: Linda Wells
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002

I am seeking information on the "Friend" family, specifically Lucy Friend's mother. Lucy was born in Lowell, Vt. in 1870. She was Native American Indian of the Algonquin tribe.  Her father's name was Robert Friend, and her mother's name was Sophronia {? } This is the missing information I seek, the maiden name of Sophronia; it was most likely an Indian name and was not printed on the Vermont documents, only represented as {?}. Lucy married Edward Wells on June 17th, 1891 at East Burke, and had a son named Robert H. Wells.


From: Esther Pritchard
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002
Looking for any information on Levi Raymo and his wife Hattie Greaves. I think they may have been from Craftsbury, VT. 


From: Gail Knights
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002
Looking for information on ELI KNIGHTS dod 1814 Orleans County.  Had one son John who later moved to New York.


From: Carl H Smith
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002

I am looking for information on the Smith family in Coventry, VT. Late or mid 1880s. Names are Ira, George, Fanny, Edward, Fred. I would be grateful for any help. 


From: Sue Bricker
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002

Looking for ancestors of Mahala Washburn born April 17, 1801 in Glover, Orleans County, VT. Married Hiram Shaw in Glover, Orleans County, VT on August 12, 1826.  Need to find parents of Mahala, any information would be greatly appreciated.


From: Pam
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002

I would like to connect some SKINNER names to give to my sister who is also doing a tree.  I called Vitals in Porter Indiana and got some information on Samuel Springer SKINNER death certificate he was b. 16 July 1824 in Cattaraugus New York d. 8 Aug 1903 in Valparasio Porter Indiana.. Samuel has siblings, the ones I know are Truman, William & John N. SKINNER. The lady said there was not anything on the death certificate for information besides his fathers name, no mothers name. The Fathers name is John SKINNER. Does anyone have any kind or record or articles that mention his parents?  I did a search for the 1860 Census and so did some people who are more experienced than I. A Samuel SKINNER and a John SKINNER show up on the 1860 Census in Cattaraugus County, New York.  Also I have a Stephen Leroy SKINNER, I don't know who his parents are.  Need the parents of John R SKINNER b. in Bakerfield Franklin County VT who married a Emily Ward REID b. in Townshed Windham, VT they both died in Valparasio Porter Indiana had a son DeForest Leslie SKINNER.  And information on a Robert Roy SKINNER from Chesterton Gary Indiana b. 23 Aug 1931 in Walkerton I guess that's in IN. His parents are Ray SKINNER and Josephine NORTON.  I was hoping somewhere there would be information on the parents and Robert SKINNER.


From: Dorothy (Dee) Champion Maslyn
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002

Looking for any records of a Reverend John Wiggins in the time period of 1815?1860.  John Wiggins had at least two sons, John Wiggins -married Betsy Stevenson (1839) Mark Wiggins married Elizabeth Jane Mansur Oct 1860. John Wiggins was listed in the 1830 - 1840 census.  Rev. John Wiggins is my maternal Fourth Great Grandfather. Mailing address: Dorothy (Dee) Champion Maslyn, 38734 North Av., Zephyrhills, FL 33540


From: Marsha Young
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002
Isaac Young 

Seeking information on Isaac Young (1824-1874), per a book on Stanstead found in Salt Lake City, he died in Essex, Iowa on 3 Oct 1874 and was born 18 Apr 1824 in Canada. All other indications point to Stanstead. He may have been in VT but unsure. Is anyone researching the Young surname in Orleans Co?


From: Sharman Meck Carroll
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002

I'm interested in Rev. Loren Hildreth and Hannah Wallace family.  I'm trying to find what cemetery they are buried in and if the cemetery is online?  Loren Hildreth b. 29 Mar 1797- d. 8 March 1878 in North Troy, VT. (He lived in Newport).  Hannah Hildreth was still living at the time of the 1880s census were taken. She was 80 yrs old.  She was living with her daughter Nettie HIldreth Whipple in Newport, VT.  Hannah Wallace Hildreth b. 15 Mar 1819 - d ? when and were was she buried?  This family have 4 children. Three daughters and one son. I only found daughter, Nettie J. Hildreth Whipple (Mrs Simon) (1827-1903) Newport ,Orleans Co., PA.
Son, Darius L. Hildreth ( Newport) Orleans Co., PA.  In need help on 1860 Census for Orleans Co. VT, NEWPORT- Loren Hildreth / Hannah. It is not online. only partial. 1860 M653-1321 Orleans Co. pg 1,108 ----- 1870 M593-1622 Orleans Co. VT. 


From: Richard Barnes
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002
I am trying to determine if Caroline Forbes Barnes was the daughter of Sherman Forbes of Derby. She was born Nov.26, 1808. I also suspect she may have returned to Orleans County from Stowe sometime after her husband's death in 1877. Sherman had a daughter listed in the 1820 census that could have been her. She married Henry E. Barnes in 1827. 


From: Bernice Carol Berry Cameron
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002
I am attempting to start a family tree for my family. My father was Ora Warren Berry and he was born around 1886 in Sheffield, Vermont and died in May, 1956. It is my understanding that he was partially of Indian ancestory (1/4, I believe). I would appreciate any information available.  My mother was Carolyn Harriet Gour and was born in 1913 in Lyndonville, Vermont. Her mother was Erma Lee Gour and her father, I believe, was George Gour. Erma was originally from the Lee or Dudley, Massachusetts area. My grandfather's family was originally from Canada. My grandfather died sometime between 1937 and 1945. My grandmother, Erma, died in Newport, Vermont probably sometime before 1982.


From: MValentine
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Francis MATTHEWS, b.1799 in Danville VT.  m.. Roxena ALDRICH...m.. at Barton VT.March,31,1821.
By J.P. John KIMBALL.  Roxena was dau. of William and Jennett MORRILL ALDRICH.  I'm trying to find the parents of Francis MATTHEWS.  A son James MATTHEWS, b.18Feb.23,1823,in Irasburg, VT.  Other children; Oney, Franklin, Henry, Joseph, Lucy Jane, m.. Francis BROWN, son of Issac C. Brown of VT.
and Polly.  See


From: Diane M. Bemis
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 8:09 PM
Could you look up an obituary for me? Alonzo Colby Bemis died on Sep 4, 1930 in Newport, VT. Would like to know if he was married, to whom, any children, who were his parents and anything else you can find. 


From: Gloria Parker
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
I am trying to find any vital record info. (births, deaths, marriages) on the following and wondering if there is someone that can do a look up for me in Derby, VT?  John Taylor b. 1798/1799, Ruth McKinne/McKinney b. abt. 1804; their children: Mary Ann b.abt. 1824; Paul b. 1826; Titus James b. May 8, 1833; David b. abt 1836; Cordine b. May 10, 1837; Marish or Mari b. abt. 1840; John Hollis b. NOv. 22, 1842.  Had previously thought they were all born in Stanstead, Quebec, CAN, but no records are being found there. Have been told they lived in Derby, VT, so could have been born and married there or some in MA also.


From: Sue Clinton
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002
I am looking for the marriage of Daniel Frazier and Eliza Jane Gregory about 1848. First child was born in Jan 1850 in VT. Daniel was born in Canada and Eliza was born in VT. I am checking with each county I found
the Frazier family name in.


Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Can you help me find the full name of a Perley F. Thompson, son of William Freeman & Ivah E (?) (Warren) Thompson, who was born in Glover, VT, 22 May 1906 ? Also the second name of his mother. Any help that you can supply will be greatly appreciated.


Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002
I am researching the whereabouts of the above-named person who was said to reside in the Barton/Glover region in the 1930's-40's. I believe that she was born in the late 1800's or early 1900's.


From: Esther Pritchard
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002
Looking for information on my grandmother, Julia Lathe. She lived in Albany, VT. Her date of birth is September 4, 1884 and her date of death was December 17, 1974. Her maiden name was Raymo. I have been told that she was a member of the five nations. I'm not sure if this was Abanaki or Mohawks that were members of the five nations. Where could I research this and how can I find out if she was a member?


From: Jacqueline Sleeper Russell
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002
I am looking for information on the SISTER of my 2 great grandfather, Wright Sleeper, of Coaticook, Canada. (he was born 2 mar 1820 Coaticook, to give you an idea of the era) I think her name was Judith. She married James Smith, moved to Galveston, Texas and must have had children by him in Texas, and after his death married Rev. W. C. Somerville and moved to Newport, Vermont. (Part of this information gleaned from the Sleeper listing in Forests and Clearings by B. F. Hubbard).  I received the following from my friend about Rev. Somerville's burial. I take it that Judith Sleeper Smith (listed below) is the daughter of James Smith and Judith Sleeper who must have moved to Newport with her mother and the Rev. Somerville. Would anyone have anything on Rev. Somerville and Judith Sleeper Smith as to their survivors?  I am trying to ascertain if Judith Sleeper Smith Somerville survived her husband? And, who the survivors of her daughter, Judith Sleeper Smith, were. I am also looking for the Texas descendants of Judith Sleeper and James Smith.

Rev. WC Somerville b 1816 d 1899 buried in Grout lot at East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT. The following 3 children's father was George:  Raymond Somerville was born 5/29/1896 and died 2/1931, brother: Kenneth Somerville and sister: Edith Somerville.

James Smith, Mrs. Somerville's first husband, was acquainted with the Black family in TX and Rev. Somerville took a 6 month leave from his parish in Galveston, TX in 1870 to visit relatives in Stanstead, Quebec, and ended up staying in Newport, VT. He was pastor of Newport Baptist Church in 1871. They
boarded at the Memphremagog Hotel. From p. 345 (I think) "Judith Sleeper Smith was 1 of 10 children and was the 8th child born to James Smith."

The information above is from the obituary of Ellen Black; Ellen was b 1852 d. 10/26/24.


Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002
I am tracing my family tree, my G-G-G Grandfather John Hale born 1780 and died 1822. Does anyone know where he may be buried? He married Rose Smith. He descended from Newport, Vermont. I am told they had 5 boys that left Newport, coming South, one named David who came to MD, marrying Elizabeth Miller. Would like any information on this family or any of David's sibling.


From: Duane Reagan
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Charles Michael Reagan or his last wife, Auretta Barrau (sp). Charles had over 20 children and I only know of 2. They lived both in Newport and Derby and died about 1946 or so. My father is William Reagan and my uncle is Charles Reagan also. I just want to know something to tell my children.


From: Sharman Meck Carroll
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Found Simon Oakes Whipple was in the Civil War 9th Regiment Co E VT Vol. Pvt.  He died 12 November 1907 in Derby or West Derby , VT, but was brought back to Newport Center to be buried. He is most likely to be buried in Newport Center cemetery. Are there any cemetery records online or if anyone can lookup to see if Simon O. Whipple and his wife Fynettia Hidreth Whipple( lving in 1900 -died before 1904) . Any help would be appreciated.  Also, how can I find an obit for Simon Oakes Whipple.  Lastly, I have the names of the Doctor through Simon O. Whipple pension records. He left a Doctor trail. He had to list the Doctors names he had seen. I would like to know they dates & place they practice.


From: Cliff Oliver
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002
I have a question about a photo. I have been looking for the GREEN and DERBY family while they lived in VT. I have found two old photos that are marked by the studio as being in VT.  I am looking for a place where I can post these in hopes that someone may identify?
1. Chas. Gilmore (studio) Derby Line, VT
2. Clark (studio) St. Johnsbury, VT


From: Carol Sherman Houghton
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
I am tracing my family tree and find my G-G-G-Grandfather in Irasburg, Vermont in the 1870 census. Can you tell me how to find when he died? He is not listed in the 1880 census. His name was Thomas Gibbs and in 1870 he was 80 years old. My Grandmother is still living at the age of 103 and she is very alert and with it. She remembers as a young girl her father going into a cemetery in Newport, Vt to visit his family as he told his young daughter.


From: Mark Rice
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Looking for info regarding these families. Know names – John Louis King d. 1939, Mary Nancybelle Jacob(s) d. 1951, Spouse. Earl Charles King d. 1956, Mae Morris d?, Spouse. Herbet Eugene Green(e) b. 1870, Nellie Elisabeth Bragg b. 1878 Spouse. Earle Joseph Green b.1901 d. 1966, Cora Belle Trucotte d. 1968 These families lived in or around Derby, Vt. However, the kings are buried in New Hampshire.

From: Maris
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002
Looking for information on this family:
Daniel Sanborn 1824-
Laura Jane (Black) 1826-
Alvenus Sanborn 1850 m: Ella Hart
Edwin W. Sanborn 1846-
Martha R. Sanborn 1854-
Willard D. Sanborn 1856- prob. 1840
Believed they once lived in this area and relocated to Monroe, Jackson, Wash., Me. Willard was on his way to Newport to visit relatives when he died.

From: Dot
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Am looking for parents of Stewart Wesley Lafoe who married Eva M. Hyde 6 August 1892 in Holland, Vermont. Also for Stewart's marriage to Mildred Gale Fields, probably in mid to late 1930's. I understand he died in 1955 and there were two children, Harold and Coare who may have been adopted.


From: Wendy Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
I am looking for biographical information - especially marriage information - for Ella BAILEY, b. 1851, dau. of Charles and Sarah; lived in Troy or North Troy in 1860 and 1870. I have three letters written by Ella in 1868-69 that I will happily share.

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Could you please tell me the name of the Indian tribe that was in Barton? I 
am looking for an Indian woman named Ectava.


Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Luke W. Bicknell died Jan. 31, 2002 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and services held at St. Louis Catholic Church both in Clifton Township. I would like the complete address of the church so I can get addresses for his relatives. Two are living in Vermont: Earldine Sweeney and Raymond Bicknell. Luke had a son, Ted that died. We would like some information about his death. 


From: Ruth Hughes
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002
I am looking for David Sweat. He is listed in the 1840 Census as living in Orleans Co. Jay Township. He had 2 children while in Vermont Mary born 1840 and James born 1942. Any information would be very helpful. 


From: Carleton (Corky) Wheeler
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002
My family history states that George W. Biathrow married Mary Elizabeth Nichols in 1847.  She is believed to have been Massachusetts.  Is there any one that can update my family record's as these people are my great grand parents?


From: Phil Harvey
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002
Looking for any information about church records for Charleston and East Charleston?


From: Cathy Dekker
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Looking for information on the FULLER family, Bethuel (1776 - aft 1820), wife Meribah (1779-1870), children: Job Welton Fuller (1803-aft 1880), Mary Knox Fuller, James Stewart Fuller, Lydia Fuller 
(1817-1899), Samuel W Fuller (1820-1865) and at least four other children born between 1805 and 1820. The family was living in Peacham, Caledonia Co, VT in 1820 (1820 Fed Census). Sometime after 1820, at least part of the family moved to Albany twp, Orleans Co, VT. Job's daughter, Louisa L Fuller, was born there 30 Nov 1825 (Vermont Vital Records), and there is an unsubstantiated claim that Mary Knox Fuller, James Stewart Fuller and Samuel W Fuller were baptized in Albany, VT on 1 Jul 1827. I have not been able to find a marriage record for Job Fuller and Eliza Gregory.  By 1830, Job Welton Fuller was living in Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY (1830 Fed Census) with his wife Eliza Gregory and their two oldest children, both daughters. Samuel Fuller, Lydia Fuller, and Meribah Fuller (widowed) eventually moved to Michigan with Job and his family.  I'd like to find any information that further documents this family's presence in Albany, VT.


From: Gary Smith
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Henry Osmer Smith, my grandfather, lived in Newport, Vermont at the turn of the century, He was a builder, would anyone know if a round barn in or around the city of Derby still exists, he built the barn and in the town of Newport, he built a bakery, a store called Liberman's, a hospital that was, at that time, just out of town and other shops in old downtown Newport. The house he lived in was a two story frame dwelling on a hillside on West Main Street, Newport, Vt. Would anyone know the address for St. Mary's Cemetery on Coventry street, my Grandmother and Grandfather, on my Mothers side lived across the street. I live in California and a visit is not possible for me. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer.


From: Diane Willson

Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 4:24 PM

Looking for information re: Benjamin Arel / Harel and Hattie Domina. Believe they lived in Lowell, Vermont. Also seek any info pertaining to Francis and Diantha Domina and Priest Domina who were from the Lowell / Montgomery area.


From: Jenny

Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:06 PM

I am looking for the family of Ralph CHAMBERLIN in Troy, VT. He was born in 1796, married Betsey BELL and moved to Ohio in 1852.


From: Phil Harvey

Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Two of my great grandparents came from Charleston. Their names were Milo and Rhoda Harvey. We have been able to trace Milo's ancestry, but Rhoda is a mystery to the family. Naturally, I am interested in Orleans County and how our family happened to be there so early in its history. I have much of the information about Milo's and Rhoda's descendants and would be willing to share it with other people who might be interested. Specifically, I would like to identify Rhoda's parents. I believe her maiden name was Harvey, too.


From: Terri Parks

Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Looking for info on Albert C. Parks, who was born in Troy (however, this could be Troy, Vt or NH). According to a Town Report from Lancaster, NH, he married Sarah Sweetser (who was b. in Burke, Vermont), on June 17, 1894. This was his second marriage, her first. She was age 19; he was 38. His father was Charles Parks. iS this Albert Parks is the same who was married to Selina Morse, of Concord, VT?


From: Bonnie (McDonald) Meyerand

Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002

I am searching for marriage records of my gr-gr-grandparents; which may have been in Barton, (Orleans Co.) VT. Also, I am looking for birth records for the following: James McDONALD and Mary LANDERS, both born in Ireland. They had a daughter named Betsey McDONALD, b. in Barton, District # 1; on November 7, 1867 (certificate from Town Clerk's Office, Barton, VT). According to 1900 Census of Rankin PA; James and Mary also had a son named John Maurice (Morris) McDONALD, born c. September, 1863 (1860-65 ?) born in Barton, VT. Unable to find a birth record on him. I have been told that the family may have immigrated from Ireland to Canada and then onto Barton, VT.


From: Loraine Goodhue

Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001

Looking for burial plots for Mahitable Pope Adams and James Boutell Adams 1869 & 1868. Beleived to be in or around Troy or Newport Center area. We have located other family sites and have a lot of history on some of the areas early settlers.


From: Robert Hawes

Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001

Looking for any members of the "Hawes(se)" family that had ancestors living in the northern part of Vermont (1840 -1890s), and anyone who has researched this family in Vermont.


From: Albert Belanger

Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 6:32 PM

My Canadian ancestor is Mary Heath who was born 1797/8. I have two sources that state she was born in C. E. (Canada East?) and P. Q. (Province of Quebec?). She married Frederick White Fuller, 1817, Troy, Orleans Co., VT; died 1861; and buried in South Troy, Orleans Co., VT. Mary's daughter, Orinda, married Charles Frederick Saunders, 24 June 1840, Methodist Church, Potton Circuit, Province of Quebec, Canada. Orinda lived in Troy, VT, and Charles lived in Potton. (He was only 18 years old, and I don't know how he made it from New York City to Quebec at that age. Maybe his parents migrated to Quebec.) A witness to the wedding was Hiram Heath. Albert Edward Belanger, 128 Middle Road, Brentwood, NH 03833


From: Scott Anderson

Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001

Trying to gather information on Richard D. Bagley and Edwin E. Bagley of Craftsbury, VT. They were Civil War vets and My great-grandfather and his brother.


From: James Streeter

Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Seeking parents of EVA STARK born 1890 in Newport, Vt. Her spouse was EDWARD (EDDIE) STREETER. They had a son, LAWRENCE EDWARD STREETER, born Mar.15, 1910. I am grandson, my name is JAMES LAWRENCE STREETER.


From: Janice Boyko []

Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001

I have been accumulating some info that might go well on the Orleans County site. I have a Marriage and Death index from the Orleans County Gazette, 1850 to 1855. Also soon I will have an index for the Orleans Independent Standard for the years 1856 to 1859, 1860 to 1869. The old Town Annual Reports for Newport 1922 to 1936, and Derby 1925 to 1967, I have a death index for the years stated. There are a number of other things in the works that are not finished yet.


From: Ed Allard

Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 4:38 PM

I am looking for information on George S. Whitney who was born 6 May 1846. I find him listed as a Civil War Volunteer from Greensboro, VT. He was a Private in company I, Vermont Cavalry 1st Regiment from 11 Aug 1964 to his mustering out 2 Jun 1865. I am assuming his family lived in Greensboro, VT and I am looking for the names of his parents. At some point he married an Emily Bean.


From: Nancy Wygant

Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001

Mary Leslie, wife of Jonathan Leslie, died in 1837 and was buried in Hovey Cemetery in Albany. Sarah Leslie married Charles [Pinney] in Albany 19 Feb 1837. I am looking for any information about these Leslies, and anyone who might be able to tell me what Leslies are buried in Hovey cemetery. There were also some Leslies in Derby around this time, and I would appreciate any information about them: Alexander W. Leslie of Stanstead m Emeline Aldredge 3 January 1833 in Derby VT. Caroline B. Leslie of Stanstead m. Samuel Gifford 3 January 1833 in Derby. Frank Leslie d. 11 Dec 1860 in Derby age 1y 7m 24d, son of J.E. & Ellen M. Leslie.



Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001

I am looking for the parents of Jane Celestia KNIGHT who was born in Coventry, Orleans Co, VT March 30, 1828. Anything about her or anyone knowing anything of this family is greatly appreciated. I know she married Daniel ONSTINE in 1856 in Crawford County, WI.


From: Dan B. True

Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001

Seeking "verification" that Pearson Richardson True, b 4/12/1789 in Sandwich, Stratford Co., NH, d 11/26/1861 Barton, Orleans Co., VT, wife Jerusha Stoddard, was the father of Charles Carroll True, b 8/11/1833 (community unknown) Caledonia Co., VT, wife Lydia Ann Davis, d 5/21/1894 Hygeine, Boulder Co., CO. Also, looking for documentation on probable siblings of C.C. True known as: Arabel and Pearson


From: Jane Kuitems

Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001

Requesting information on the birthplace and parents of John Hill who settled in Craftsbury, Vermont in 1794 as per an early history of Craftsbury. He married 1) Hepsibah Mason in Sturbridge Jan 9, 1899 2) Sarah Ryant at Athol, Mass in December 1800. A Dorothy Hill bought land in Craftsbury January 28, 1805. Who was she? John Hill witnessed the sale. John Hill bought and sold land in Craftsbury several times between 1806 and July 20, 1811. Dorothy Hill sold her land July 4, 1814. No Hills in land records after that. John Hill and his wife and children eventually moved to DePeyster, St. Lawrence Co. New York where they are buried in East Road Cemetery.


From: Ganesa Curley

Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001

I am looking for any relatives or information regarding Abraham BOISVERT dit GREENWOOD b. 1847 Canada d. 1916 Mt. Sunapee, NH. He married (1) Anna Vesinat (no info), their children: Wilfred Boisvert m. 11-23-1891 St.Camille de Cookshire,QC to Ombeline ROBIDAS-MANSEAU. Georgianna Boisvert m.(1) inconnue (2) Deus-Aime MANSEAU (Fran-X. & Cath. Letendre) Rose Boisvert Abraham married (2) Exilda Royer dit Rodier ( jean & Sophie Leblanc) their children: Joseph Boisvert m.9-16-1889 Nashua, NH to Philana LEFLORE (d/o Isreal Leflore) Alphonse Boisvert m. Josephine RIVARD (Thomas & Eugenie Mignault) Louis A. Boisvert m. 6-4-1915 Abington, MA to Hilma G. TIRRELL (Albert & Mary "Mollie" Cockerham). Napoleon Boisvert m. Delima GIROUARD (Jacques & Lucie Laplante) William Boisvert m. Marie DESCOTEAUX dit Lefebvre Edouard Boisvert m.Emma RAYMOND (d/o Cesarie Raymond) This family moved from Troy, VT to Newport, VT to Newport, NH to Mt. Sunapee, NH. I would love to hear from any relatives. Please contact me if any of this sounds familiar. Thanks.


From: Kathy Cash

Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2001

Looking for information on Lydia Ann Leland born in Barton, Vermont 3-22-1833...need parents names. I believe that she is related somehow to Henry Martyn Leland who also was born in Barton. I am sure that there are records on him as he was instrumental in the history of the auto industry. He was the son of Leander Leland and Zylpha Tifft Leland. Any information on whether there is a connection would be greatly appreciated.


From: CWO-2 Bradley A Garfield

Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001

I am looking for information regarding the Garfield family of Glover, Vermont. Aaron Garfield settled in Glover in the late 1700's. A few other family members settled with him, namely Daniel, Ebenezer, and Stephen. I am looking for anyone who may have any other information regarding the history of my family in Glover. Many of the family members resided in Glover throughout the 1800's.


From: Dorothy Champion Maslyn

Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001

John Wiggins and Betsy Stevenson were married in Irasburg 1839. Betsy was the daughter of John Stevenson and Baker, she born in Westfied, 1823. I am a gr-gr-great granddaughter. Betsy and John daughter Orphia married Edward Stevenson and their daughter Tressia married Frank Alois Okrina, their daughter was my Mother Eva Okrina Champion. Looking for any information about their marriage. This was the name of place in some military papers that received about a son of John and Betsy.


From: kdmoser

Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 5:50 PM

I am looking for an Antoine and Adeline Lucier (Lussier). He was a harness maker. Any suggestions would be helpful. I live in Northern MN and researching this myself is not possible.


From: Nancy Newman

Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001

Seeking info on Gould and Daniels families of Orleans Co. early to mid 1800's.


From: Gloria Hardy

Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001

I am doing research on the Peter/Lemuel/Arza White family of the Craftsbury or Greensoro area (1700-1800). Lemuel married Lavinia Bartlett of Peacham, an Ely, plus another marriage There is a Peter in two Craftsbury census. I Have info on Arza as my deceased husband Robert Hardy of Greensboro was a descendent of Arza and Caroline Dunbar. Harriett White was their daughter. If anyone can share any info on this family I will be grateful. Actually any research advise will be also helpful.


From: Leah

Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 7:52 PM

Seeking obituary of Alpha Amey Heath who died Oct. 1977 in Derby Line, Orleans County, VT. Contact with other interested parties welcomed.


From: Patti

Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 4:11 PM

I am hoping some kind soul might be able to look up a birth record for me. The one I am seeking is for John W. Murray (Murry) born May 8, 1804. Do not know county or town, just that it was State of VT. Thanks to anyone who might help. I will send for it if no one is able to look up. How long a wait is there from the State could someone let me know?


From: Patricia A. Thomas

Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2001

I am looking for information on the Royer family. I have Hypolite Royer living in Lowell and Irasburg Vermont, I know he died July 12, 1935 in Irasburg and buried in Lowell. I would like to know if anyone knows who his parents were and where they are buried. I know he married Sophie Martell , and they had 5 children, one of whom was Clement Royer, who married Melina Poirier in Lowell Vt. on Feb. 23,1914. I would like to know who Melina's parents were and where they came from Any and all information would be appreciated.


From: Peadar MacTuile

Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2001

Looking for information on George W. Hopkins who moved to Derby c. 1869 and his wife Hannah Harris, who was born in either Derby or Potton, P.Q. Hannah died in Derby in March 1897. Unable to find when or where George died or where either of them are buried. Any help would be appreciated.BARNES

From: Richard Barnes

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001

Looking for evidence that Henry E. Barnes had a Carriage manufacturing business in Irasburg around 1850. 1850 Census has him listed in this occupation and residing in Irasburg.


From: Marie Paulson

Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001

William Prince of Orleans County was born, probably in Irasburg, about 1834; served in Civil War from Ohio. He was a miller and died in Sandusky, Ohio in 1895.


From: Richard Martineau

Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001

I am searching for a women named Georgiana Rousseau who died in Newport around 1890. Her husband was named Pierre Beland. He was my Gr-grandfather and had been married four times three times after Georgiana. Richard Martineau, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada


From: Gary Smith

Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Many are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newport, Vermont. The Smith's came west to the Pasadena, California area. They built buildings in town and a round barn somewhere in the Newport area. Any information is appreciated and if I can help you in any way please e-mail me. Perhaps we can make our family tree's grow.


From: Linda Widau

Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 4:09 AM

I have found a John Burt, of Orleans Co., VT who moved in 1815 with his three sons to OH. Sons were John A, Henry, and George W. The family were Millwrights. I don't have a mother's name only that George W was in war of 1812 and he was most likely 15 yrs old.


From: Stephanie Moseley

Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001

Trying to find out if the Samuel Grant of Glover, on the 1810 census is the father of my g-g-g-grandfather Ebenezer Grant. He was born abt. 1790 in Massachusetts / Maine but may have lived in Orleans Co. as a young man. In 1815, he and his wife Sarah / Sally moved to Ovid, Seneca Co. NY where they raised Hiram, Truman, Hulda, William and my John. In 1831, they moved to Raisinville, Monroe County Michigan where he died in 1855.


From: David Anderson

Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001

I'm looking for information about the STE. MARIE family of N. Troy, Orleans Co., VT. An Osias Narcisse Ste. Marie married 1.Beatrice RUSSELL (d.1933) and 2. Eva M. and lived in N. Troy. They had the following children: Marilore Ste. Marie b.1923 N. Troy, Orleans Co., VT, Roger Joseph Ste. Marie, Mariette Ste. Marie, Anita Ste. Marie, Lucille Ste. Marie, Jeanette Ste. Marie. Osias' father was a Joseph Ste. Marie who married a Roseanna BRAULT Joseph and Roseanna's children were: Osias Ste. Marie b. Nov. 1895, Leo Ste. Marie, Antonio Ste. Marie, Adrien P. Ste. Marie, Theresa Ste. Marie. Roseanna's parents were believed to be Narcisse, Brault, and Ursule PARADIS. Osias is believed to have been from Sebastien, Quebec, Canada.


From: Linda

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 11:16 AM

I am searching Silas Griffin who died 1875 -Sept 8th in Charleston ,VT. His wife Hannah Babson Bailey died in the Eastern Townships, but she is not buried with her family there. Is there anyone that could do a cemetery list lookup for me for Silas Griffin. Silas moved to Charleston from the ET"s in "the summer of 1845" ANY assistance with Silas would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your interest & response.


From: Esther Pritchard

Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001

Looking for information on Charles Lathe, born 9-18-1881 and Julia Raymo Lathe, born 9-4-1884. They lived in Albany, VT. They were my grandparents and my great grandparents were George Harrison Lathe and Stella Judd Lathe. Also, would like info on Julia Raymo, as I have been told she was of Indian descent.


From: Timothy Y. Haney

Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001

I'm looking for any information about the surname HANEY from early 1800's, particulaly with first names of Hiram / Henry or Elijah' or middle inital "F". Found my great-great-grandfather Elijah in 1830 census of Orlean County (age 2). Older brother (4 in 1830) was Henry (or Hiram) F. Believe their father was also Henry (or Hiram ) F. Haney (I think he was about 30 years old 1830). Have heard the his father was named Elijah too (it gets confusing). Looking for further documentation of family in Vermont or Quebec. Increasing interest in Revolutionary / 1812 service. Ultimate goal: where we came from and when.


From: Valerie Vicino

Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001

Looking for information on Glover family Polly PARTRIDGE b. 1813 and husband Nathaniel FRENCH b. 1809, and any connection to Joseph Kingsbury WILLIAMS or wife Mary Blackmer STONE (married 1835 in Glover) of Williamstown. Also any information on Elijah J. WILLIAMS of Glover (1821-1864 - died at the Battle of the Wilderness) or Royal King (or Ring) WILLIAMS, who married in Glover June 22, 1826 - wife unknown.


From: Jay

Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2001

Seeking information on Harry (Bingham) COLLINS b. 1821 d. 1851 at the age of 30. He was married to a "REBECCA" -They lived in ORLEANS Co. VT. They were the Parents of : Oscar Ezra COLLINS b. 1843 -Charles I. COLLINS b. 1845 -Gilbert L. COLLINS b. 1848 Ruamy Theodora COLLINS b. 1850 and Harry Bingham COLLINS b. 1852 (after his Father died). HARRY SR's. premature death at the age of 30 yrs. left REBECCA a young Widow with Child. At some point, Rebecca may have remarried an ALLEN -- or ALLEN may have been her maiden name. Can anyone help me with this Family ? This couple are my GGGrandparents.


From: Ted Shambo

Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001

I'm looking for a John Shambo, John B Shambo, John Archambault, or Jean Baptiste Archambault. This would be my GG GF, and I'm told he was born in Derbyline, Vt. about 1800-1810. His clan came down from Canada and I believe changed the name from Archambault to Shambo when they came to Vermont, but I don't know exactly when.


From: Tim Robeck

Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 9:51 PM

Looking for relatives of Charles S. WAITE and Rebecca D. CHAMBERLIN who lived in or around Barton and West Glover, Orleans County, Vermont and also in or around Richford and East Highgate, Franklyn County, Vermont around the year 1898. I have some names of possible relative in a letter from Rebecca Waite in Barton, Vermont to her daughter Flora L. Ressler in Fayette, Iowa, on a visit that Rebecca and Charles had made to Vermont to visit the relatives. The letter is post marked WEST GLOVER VT AUG 8 1898, the names are as follows: "Allen", "Aunt D.", some one named "Free" (seams to be female), "Marcia" (a cousin of Flora), "George" (possibly Marcia's husband), "Uncle Asa" (not sure of spelling) & "Lucy", "Uncle Horace", "Uncle John", "David & Phronia".


From: Cindy Scholl

Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001

I am looking for a William Hinkley / Mary Moon and family, 3 children were born in Holland, VT. Mary Moon was born in 1801 in Barnet, Caledonia Co...I also have children's names and birth dates. I would love to find Mary's parents. Any info would be great.


From: Star2000

Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001

Francis (maybe Franklin) MATTHEWS b. Danville VT. 1799 m. March 31,1821, at Barton, VT.

Roxena ALDRICH b. Feb 27, 1800. dau. of William and Jennett MORRILL ALDRICH married by J.P..John KIMBALL. Francis d. Sept.27th.1870. Children: 1)James, b. Irasburg VT. Feb.1823..m. 1) Nancy COOK 2nd) Lydia COOK. 2) Oney, b..VT.m..Millie WINN. 3) Joseph.. m.1st. Melissa CHASE, 2nd, Eliza NICHOLS,. 4) Henry, m Maria BLAIR. 5) Franklin or Francis Jr..d. Camp Wool. 6) Lucy Jane, m..Francis BROWN. 7. Polly, m..Franklin BATES. All went to Erie County, NY and buried there. Justice of Peace John Kimball, would there be records of marriages in 1820-1822. Searching for parents of Francis MATTHEWS and info. or connections.


From: Thomas Bailey

Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001

In the Vermont 1830 census I found two entries for Samuel Bailey in Orleans County - one listing Troy and the other listing Coventry. Seems interesting that there would be two Samuel Baileys living that close to one another unless they are father and son. Does anyone have info?


From: Bill Welcome

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

I'm looking for Information on my Great Grandfather. His name is Francis Welcome. He had a son Herbert. He Married a Mary McKinney, Herbert was born 1855 I think , born In Westfield VT.


From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

I am collecting any and all information of the Scotch-Irish ALEXANDER branch that descended from those, who during the early 1700s, settled in 1) Cumberland County, Maine, 2) Essex County, Massachusetts, and 3) Rockingham and Merrimack Counties, New Hampshire. Some of the offspring of this branch moved on to Sullivan County, New Hampshire and, Orange and Orleans Counties, Vermont. The earliest names include four brothers born in Ulster, Londonderry, Ireland during the 1680s and 90s: David, James, John, and Randall.


From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

When Carlos E. BURROUGHS died, his wife, Irena (WILLIAMS) BURROUGHS married a gentleman last name of DOANE. Irena DOANE is buried with her first husband, Carlos E. BURROUGHS in Morgan Center. I'm still trying to find out who Irena's parents were.


From: Michele LaFreniere

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001

LaFreniere, Charles -- spouse -- Sara (Sarah) son - LaFreniere, Arthur Frances, b. 8-12-1821 spouse - Libby (Libbey), Daisy Jane. They came from Canada and later moved from Lowell, Vermont to Salem, Lynn, Mass.


From: Paul Goin

Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001

It looks like I have some distance relatives that may have been in Irasburgh in the early 1860's. My g-g-grandfather, Eri (Frank) Goin apparently had a son die in Irasburgh on 11/26/1860. I don't know if Eri was in town long enough to be included in the Census or not. I know that another of his sons, James lived in the Burlington and Irasburgh circa 1861 prior to, and after serving for the Union Army. Eri is the person I'm having difficulty in locating. I can't find a birthplace, place of death, or really where he was travelling in the 1860-1870's. The only information I have found to date is Eri is the 1850 Census while he was living in Littleton NH.


From: Barbara Jackson (Tower)

Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001

Im looking for information of proof of birth of a Welcome Tower. He was born in Hindsburg. Orleans County, 04/23/1793. Im trying to link him to his father Nathaniel Tower. Any help would be great .


From: PR

Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001

Searching for surname of Haney. Orleans County and perhaps early 1800's.


From: Lorraine

Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001

My mother in laws family is from Barton and I cannot find any information on either of her families. I believe her mother, Elvina Paquette, died in Barton but I cannot find a death date for her and I thought she might be buried in that cemetery.


From: Cecile Lusby

Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001

I am searching for the burial place of my grandfather, Henry I. ( Pike ) Smith in Orleans born 26 Oct.,1850 died Jan, 1933 in New Hampshire. He had worked for Pike Manufacturing and Pike Industries plant in Evansville, Vermont His sons, Alonzo Pike Smith and Roscoe Bertram Smith, attended school in Orleans.


From: Betty & Tom Bailey []

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001

We have a James P. Bailey who was born in Orleans County, Vermont, on April 23, 1810, according to biographical data published in Iowa where he migrated, lived and died. His parents were Samuel and Lydia Parsons Bailey of Orleans County, Vermont, but we have no more information than that. We would like to learn where they came from as some hearsay is Ireland and other is England.


From: Mary Morgan

Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001

I am trying to find out when Thomas "Tom" William Lynch migrated to Newport, Orleans, Vermont. He was born 16 Jul 1869, London, England, family stories says that he left England because his wife was in poor health and the doctor said that she need a better climate, don't know why he ended up in Canada. Further information is that he migrated to Vermont thru Canada. Was told that he arrived in Canada sometime around 1918 or 1919. His first wife died within the first year of arrival in Vermont. He then married Pearle Frances Manning 14 Sep 1920, Newport, Vermont. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


From: Mary Morgan

Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001

I am trying to find out when Thomas "Tom" William Lynch migrated to Newport, Orleans, Vermont. He was born 16 Jul 1869, London, England, family stories says that he left England because his wife was in poor health and the doctor said that she need a better climate, don't know why he ended up in Canada. Was told that he migrated to Vermont thru Canada so was wondering if he would have to immigration records if where could I find them. Was told that he arrived in Canada sometime around 1918 or 1919. His first wife died within the first year of arrival in Vermont. He then married Pearle Frances Manning 14 Sep 1920, Newport, Vermont.


From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001

I found out that the father of Amos Burton Moulton was Amon Moulton, and his father was Noah Moulton of Sandwich, NH. Amos Burton Moulton married Harriet Louise Burroughs, daughter of Carlos E. Burroughs and Irena Williams. The parents of Mary Frances Maxfield were John B. Maxfield and Amanda Barker. I am still trying to find out who the parents were of Irena Williams.


From: Lois Streimer

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 3:24 PM

Looking for record of marriage: Nathaniel Edson HOYT and Mariah Wheelock SLEEPER; Newport, Orleans Co, VT; 1843.


From: Leslie Marsh

Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001

Am seeking information on James ROGERS m. Nancy CHAMBERLAIN in Albany, VT, 1831. Relocated to IA ca 1860 with 13 children. Most interested in Ephraim #11 of 13.


From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001

I am trying to find out who the parents were of Zebulon Burroughs and Martha Reed, who were married in Coventry, Orleans, VT. sometime around 1816.


From: Fredi Perry

Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2001

On March 26, 1904, Mrs. Susan Phelps died at South Prairie where she had lived for eight years. Prior to that she had spent 51 years at Albany, Vermont. One of her children, Susan, was married to Charles P. Kimball. By 1901, they had settled in Bremerton, Washington where they died childless. Does anyone have any information about the Phelps / Kimball families?


From: Mike J. Jensen []

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001

I am searching for ancestors or descendants of John Stewart JR & Janette McDonald of Barton, VT. Their daughter Eunice Kimball married George D. White July 4, 1858. Siblings of Eunice Kimball Stewart were John Allen Stewart, Alexander McDonald Stewart, Mary Berry Stewart, William Wallace Stewart, and Alvin Newton Stewart. If you are descended form this line of Stewarts, I would love to exchange information with you. John Stewart SR & Mary Lewis lived in Saint Johnsbury and came from Donegal, Ireland to Vermont. John Stewart SR was born in Scotland, Mary Lewis in Northern Ireland.


From: Betty Hadley White

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Samuel HADLEY is listed on the 1820 VT census as living in Craftsbury, VT. Could he be the father of Lyman HADLEY b. in Craftsbury in 1812?


From: Jody Johnson

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001

I am looking for information on Oliver Corkrum, b. abt. 1890 in Coventry Orleans, VT. Any information on his parents, siblings or children would be appreciated.


From: Mike Jensen []

Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001

Barton, VT - 1835 - A daughter of John Stewart and Janette McDonald of Barton,VT was given in marriage to George D. White. Her siblings were John Allen Stewart, William Wallace Stewart, and Alexander McDonald Stewart.


From: Dee in Virginia

Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001

Hello, I have an old letter written in 1896 from "Millville, Orleans Co." Was there a town of Millville in Orleans Co., VT at that time?


From: Ethel Dedering

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Does anyone know if early pictures or plat maps are available for the Troy area of Orleans Co.? I am interested in something as early as 1800 when the family of Stephen & Elizabeth Day Brown moved there. If there's nothing that early, then would like the earliest possible time. Of course, I'm also interested in anyone else researching this family!


From: John Nevius

Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001

Looking for ancestors / relatives of Bertha Rosella Pierce, born in Barton 20 june 1875, daughter of John F. and Jennie E. [Abbott] Pierce. Married Frank Rufus Tuthill in Lowell 2 March 1891.


From: Beth Perry

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001

Looking for information on Luke PERRY who married Irene PATRICK and went to Stanstead about 1800-1804. Grandson Herbert PERRY resided in Newport, and his father Calvin died in his home.


From: Sympatico

Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001

I am looking for information on Daniel Lyman Sweat and his sister Carrie Evelyn Sweat. I have an old postcard picutre of Lyman with a return address of RFD#1, Barton, Vermont. Lyman married Anna Clark. Carrie married William Elston in Quebec and a few years later, they were divorced and family story has it that she moved back to the South Troy vicinity.


From: Diane Linkert

Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001

Interested in exchanging information on my ancestor William MOON. It appears he was in Barnet, Caledonia County Vermont in 1800 and later moved to Holland, Orleans County as he is listed in 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 census. Only known daughter is Mary MOON born Sept 6, 1801 in Barnet. She married William HINKLEY and later John Newton JOHNSTON.


From: Mike J. Jensen

Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2001

Looking for information on John Moody & Mary Clay about 1825 in East Charleston. This couple had a daughter named Martha born 1847, she married Charles H. Allen also of Charleston. Looking for families of John Moody or Mary Clay.



Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:30 PM

I have Seth SHAW, born 1760 in Palmer, Hampden Co., MA, marrying Cate Mason on 6/17/1731 in Brimfield, Hampden Co. At some point, he moved to Vermont, and the 1810 census has him in Craftsbury, Orleans Co., VT. His children were Ephraim, Manassa, Perez, Lydia, Seth Tucker, Caty, Pliny, Francis, and Hiram, all born in Sturbridge, Worcestor Co., MA. Hiram Shaw was born 8/12/1800. He married Mahala WASHBURN (4/17/1801-8/12/1877) in 1826. It has been stated that Mahala was born in Vermont, but I find no record. Their eldest child, Adaline Washburn Shaw, married Lyman Philander Shaw (they were not known to be related), in Guilford, OH. Who were Seth's and Mahala's parents? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Jane Luise Shaw, 12th generation direct descendant of Roger Shaw (1594-1661). Researching (with dates of emigration to America): Behr (1866-Illinois), Buck (1635-Connecticut), Campbell (1784?-Illinois), Garnett (1610-Virginia), Graves (1609-Virginia), Hadaway (b. 1772 Massachusetts), Hunter (1784?-Illinois), Logan (1845-Illinois), Rice (1693-Virginia), Shaw, Seth (born 1760-Massachusetts) and Roger (1636-Massachusetts), Sherman (1637-Massachusetts), Tarbell (1654-Virginia), Taylor (1797-Virginia), Washburn (1760+/- Mass/Vermont) and Willis (1762?-Kentucky).


From: Ruth Ryan
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Who were the Cheney brothers who once owned the mansion at Cheney House State Park in Westmore? I have reason to believe they may have been from my line, descendants of Giles Cheney and Hannah (Peasely) of Washington VT.


From: Patsy Ruggiero

Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001

I am trying to find out about Grace Hammond. She was born June 3, 1890 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. Also, I would like to find about her parents and siblings namely Jenny Kate Oliver etc. Were they born there? All Grace's children are gone now and us grandchildren are in the dark.


From: Dick Barnes

Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Looking for anything about Henry Barnes and family in Irasburg around 1850. He is listed as living there in the 1850 census.


From: Kenneth Payne

Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001

Richard Babcock My G-G-G-Grandfather was about seven when his Father died. His Mother married John Gorton and they moved to Orleans County, Barton Twp. Can find no trace of Richard in Vermont. Would like help. He died in Ohio. John Gorton was a well known man.


From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Moulton / Williams

From: Arthur Cram

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:05 PM

I am trying to find out who the parents were of A. Burton Moulton who was born in Morgan, Orleans, VT July 4, 1844. I am also trying to find out who the parents were of Irena Williams who was born in Derby, Orleans, VT on May 5, 1823.


From: Karen Banks

Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

I am looking for Information on the Hazen Trail. My mother's ancestors had some connection with marching on the trail and I can't seem to find anything about the history, events, etc. Does anyone have any information that they can share with me?


From: Gordon Macie

Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001

I would appreciate any info on the Macie family.



Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001

I am looking for information on Orvilla LaBelle she married Frank Gero she was from Enosburg Falls, VT.


From: Carol Tramp

Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Searching for a Louis Or Lewis Levi Cook born in 1823 in Vermont. Married a Ellen Maria Sargeant born in 1833. This family migrated from Vermont to Wisconsin, to Dakota Territory and later to Oregon. Are there descendents of the "Levi" Cross family, parents, brothers or sisters from Orleans County, Vermont that know about this family.


From: Damaris Reynolds

Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Researching the Daggetts. Family notes say that Nathanel Daggett and wife Electa moved to Newport about 1800 and raised 12 children there. My notes say Nathaniel died June 16, 1852 and Electa, Oct 27 1856.


From: Charlie Watson

Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 11:51 AM

Looking for access to the 1870 Orleans Census to determine if Robert Hopkins and family and a Charles Hopkins and family on this Census?


From: Russ Sunbury

Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001

Seeking information about SUNBURY family, especially Charles C or Ernest W living in Derby from about 1880.


From: Greg Bueddeman

Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2001

Seeking ancestors/descendants of Lemuel Greenwood, br 05/18/1837 and is interred in the S. Troy, Vermont Village cemetery. He married Mary Fuller, daughter of Dennis Fuller and Laura Jackson in Bolton, Canada on April 1, 1865. They lived in Troy and S. Troy. Lemuel died on October 3, 1907 and Mary died on May 18, 1839. Mary was born on either October 15, 1848 or December 23, 1848. She is also interred with Lemuel in S. Troy. They had Elson, Leaman, Charles R., Warren D., Julia, Musa Lydia. Laura, Lucinda, Genevia and John Lemuel. All lived and married in the greater Troy, Orleans County area.


From: Dennis Chesley

Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001

Looking for marriage record for my g_g_grandparents James Chesley and Marinda Stafford. James was from Sheffield, VT and Miranda was from Barton, VT. I also placed a query on the Caledonia site. James and Miranda are buried in Sheffield, VT. His first three children were born in Sheffield, they were Jerome born, 24 July 1844, Charles born, 2 July 1845, and James born, 27 March 1847. They were probably married in 1843. Dennis L. Chesley, Genealogy & History Librarian, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, 900 N. Ashley Drive Tampa, FL 33602 (813)273-3632.


From: The Bretons

Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001

Seeking baptism record for my paternal grandfather Denis Breton believed to have been baptized at the Catholic church in Norton Mills in 1885.


From: Jason Paul Bickerton

Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001

Looking for info on Arthemise Guilmette's sister's and brother's. (Females) Matilda, and Odile (Males) Phillip, Ernest, and Joseph. All deceased and buried in Vermont and New Hampshire. Also looking for info on parent's Joseph Guilmette who married Venerande/ Venerance/ Florence Gosselin or Emerence Gosselin. Date I have for her is born March 10, 1868 in Wolfetown, Quebec and died 1934 in Littleton, New Hampshire.


From: Diane Shannon

Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001

I am looking for information on the PORTER, ELKINS, and CULVER families in Troy, ORLEANS, Vermont, during the 18002. Eleazer PORTER married Mary CULVER (daughter of John) and Caroline ELKINS. Eleazer PORTER's children would include Adna, Etta, Clara, Irving, Abbie, Charles, Mary, Clinton, Fred, Harvey, and Charles.


From: Lynne ( Devost ) Thibault

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001

I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am looking for any information on a Mr. Omer Deveau. I don't believe that he ever married. I assume that he is now dead. He lived in Derby Line, Vermont. Worked for Butterfield's Factory, I think as a machinist. Had a shoe repair shop in Derby Line . If you have any info on this man, he is my great Uncle , I would really appreciate hearing from anyone about Mr. Deveau.


From: Paul Campbell []

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001

Looking for information on the Alfred Holbrook (b. 1801 NH) and Mary Ann Leet (b.22 Dec 1803, Montreal) family. They were married 3/15/1827 in a double ceremony with Clarissa Holbrook and David Perkins in Anglican, Ascot Township, Sherbrooke County, Quebec, Canada. Their children were Joseph b. 2/14/1828, Joel b. 1830, John L. b. 1832, Jonathon b. 6/11/1833, Alfred Monte b. 1834, Sarah b. 11/9/1837, Charlotte b. 1840, and Lindsay Moody b. 5/20/1846. They moved to Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont about 1850. They left Vermont in 1856 heading to Minnesota, Wisconsin (1857), Iowa (1858), Utah (1859), and then Idaho (1867). It appears the Holbrook, Fry, and Perkins families were closely connected.


From: Douglass Downing

Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001

I am looking for a Lucina Berwer Frechette who is my Great-Great Grandmother if anyone has any information, I'd be grateful.


From: Damaris Reynolds

Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001

Molly/Polly PRATT is supposed to be buried in South Troy beside her daughter Sarah, wife of Jonathan JAMES. She would have died about 1846. Can anyone give me her exact death date? I would also like a death date for Sarah JAMES.


From: Alfred W Yelle

Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001

I am seraching for the marriage date between GEORGE BEAUREGARD and IRVINA FREEHART Any information on this family would be appreciated.


From: Holly Engelman

Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001

Henry B CRANDALL b. 1857 Orleans, VT m. Lucy Ann Conn; Other siblings include Sarah A.,James L., & Charles, father of Henry is Horace T CRANDALL b. 2/6/1806 Derby, Orleans VT m. Lydia Lunt 11/30/1830. I believe the father of Horace is Joseph CRANDALL m. Lydia SHATTUCK abt.1802 Essex, VT. I'm looking for any information on Joseph or his parents.


From: jfhanna

Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001

I am looking for information on the parents of Almond E. Cloud. Almond was born in Charleston, VT. in 1866. The only information I have on Almond's parents is that his father may have been named Andrew.


From: Chuck Gibson

Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Looking for the family of Malona Brown. She was born in Colrain, Franklin Co Ma and married

James L. Crosier on 16 Nov. 1841 in Searsburg, Bennington Co VT. Their daughter Cornelia Olivia Crosier was m. to George E. Ballou, Joseph Leonard Ballou and Arthur Graves. Malona was the daughter of Samuel Brown and Phebe Coolidge. I posted part of the diary of Cornelia Ballou's and will post more, if in looking back in the archives, anyone wants to see more. Both Joseph and George served in the C.W. as well as two of Cornelia's brothers, one being killed in action (James K. Polk Crosier).


From: Marge Howe

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Looking for information on the McHale family who lived in North Troy, Orleans Co. in 1896. I am interested in the parent's of Lucy McHale who was probably born there around this time.


From: Richard Barnes

Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001

My G-G-Grandfather, Henry Eaton Barnes is listed in the 1850 Census as a manufacturer of Carriages, residing in Irasburg, Orleans County. I am looking to trace anything about this business or the Barnes family tenure in Irasburg? Most of his children were born in Stowe, so I suspect he did not reside in Irasburg for more than a decade.


From: Sweet Annie Joy

Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Looking for any info on a James H. Hodgdon - born 1890 in Craftsbury, VT, who married Susie Ghill, born 1891 in Greensboro, VT. They lived in Orleans County and had at least four children: Wendell, David, Ethel and Isabelle. Any info would be great.


From: Edgar A. Russell

Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 4:43 PM

Interested in family of Marion Blake born in 1820 in Derby, Orleans, VT. She married Miles Gray in 1840 in Lunenburg, Essex, VT.


From: Sheila Nelson

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001

Seeking information on Edmund Hardy b 1771 in MA. Particularly want to know who he married. All of his children seemed to wind up in Orleans County - mostly North Troy. Parents were Asa Hardy and Mehitable Merrill. Younger siblings we all born in Pelham, NH. You may contact me at the above-mentioned email address for more information about the Hardy family.



Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001

Enos Bartlett b. 22 Feb. 1767. Some confusion as to his father, was it Enos or Gideon. Also who did he marry. Believe they resided in Newport Vt. and had a large family I have one source that says he married Rebecca Downer but cannot certify line down to Atlanta Bartlett b. 1812 married Daniel Jones. This information I know is correct.


From: Denise Frederick

Date: February 9, 2001

Searching for parents and siblings of Samuel B. RYDER, (Samuel's children are known with the surname of RAYDURE), born abt July 1780, died 1852 in Newport, Orleans Co. VT, married Apr 1798 to Lucy CHASE, born 1781 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT, died, 17 Jun 1811 in Waitsfield, Washington Co., VT. 6 children were born to Samuel and Lucy: Sophronia RAYDURE, born 10 Jun 1799, married to Elisha BRIGHAM; Ellen RAYDURE; Samuel RAYDURE, Jr.; Ziba RAYDURE; Abner RAYDURE; and John Stafford RAYDURE, born 22 Mar 1809.


From: Linda Toki

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001

I am looking for some help. I am looking for a connection between Marshall M. Fayer and David Fair. Both born in Webster, MA 1800 and 1793, both parents named Thomas and Rhoda (Millard / Mallard) Fayer / Fair. I have developed a genealogy chart for anyone interested. I am looking for suggestions.


From: Marcelyn Harris

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001

I am looking for someone who will do research for the name HAYWARD in Orleans Co. Marshaline HAYWARD married Richmond Paul ELKINS, and is found in the 1850 VT. Orleans Co. census living with Dodge HAYWARD. Name and fee would be appreciated.


From: Linda Cunningham

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001

I would be interested in trying to find listings of births, marriages or deaths on my WEST ancestors. I noticed there were a number of papers in Orleans Co. but not many options for Derby or West Charleston. The dates I am interested in are 1864, 1885 and 1888. Can anyone suggest where I might be able to search for newspaper articles?


From: Arthur Cram

Date: Friday, January 26, 2001

Hello, I was wondering if you could do a lookup for me in Brownington or Craftsbury, Orleans County, VT. I am interested in a marriage record for Thomas B. ALEXANDER and Mary Frances MAXFIELD. I would also like to know if there is any mention of either a Samuel or Lydia ALEXANDER.


From: M.L. Kinney

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2001

I'm searching for the cemetery that Hammond Kinney, his wife Amanda Kinney and daughter Louise Kinney, are buried in. I know they are buried in Irasburg, vt. Hammond d. 1892, Amanda 1896, and Louise.


From: Holly Engelman

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2001

My g-g-grandfather is HENRY BASCOM CRANDALL b.1834 in Salem Derby VT. Married to LUCY ANN CONN b.Jan.2, 1832/1834 in Salem Derby VT. d. 1874 in Salem Derby VT. they were married 1857 and had 3 children, Sarah, Arthur Henry & Lillia Frances. I have no information on either of their parents.


From: Pat Adams

Date: Friday, January 19, 2001

Searching for any and all information of the Porter family of Jay, Vermont. Family is believed to have immigrated from [French] Canada to Jay, Vermont.


Date: January 17, 2001

From: Debbie Kapp

DAVID C. BARTLETT b. 1801. Seeking info on his ancestors. Various sources indicate

his place of birth is: MA; Hebron, NH; and Derby, VT. Matching birth not found in Derby

town records. David's death certificate states his parents were Samuel and Lucy Bartlett, both

b. Hebron NH. Have info on some of David's descendants.


From: Norma Hastings Brogdon

Date: Sunday, January 07, 2001

Just found reference that Laraway families may have been in Barton in early 1800. Any one acquainted with that family? I think they came down from Canada.


From: Maxine Goodwin

Date: Saturday, January 06, 200

I am looking for information for Mary Jane PETTIS daughter of Jacob Pettis & Hannah Chase. The surname was also spelled Pettee & Petty.


From: Bob Gates

Date: Saturday, January 06, 2001

The section of land which later became Newport, the county seat of Orleans County, Vermont, was originally granted, November 7, 1780, to Josiah Gates, Amos Jones and 120 others and was to be known as Gatesborough. Does anyone have any information at all on this early Gates of Vermont who almost had a town named for him?


From: Deanna Bidault

Date: Friday, January 05, 2001

I am looking for any information on the Trudell family in and around Derby Line in or before early 1900. This was the natural family of my grandfather before he was adopted in 1904. Mother may have been Marie Trudell? Also, can any one tell me information on Waysmills (a town I think in Canada or on the border that is no longer in existance).


From: Arthur Lucas or Bonnie Buskey

Date: Sunday, December 24, 2000

Seeking information on Lemuel S.F. Conn born December 31, 1884 in Derby, VT died July 12, 1938. Married to Ella Mae Heath, also born in Derby, VT, March 16, 1886. Married in Derby during early 1900's. Looking specifically for parents and siblings as well as dates of births and deaths.


From: Gaetan Lanoue

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Searching for descendants of Moses or Moise Lanoue who emigrated from Quebec, where his family was expansive, to Orleans Co. In the area of Irasburg, Barton, and Orleans.


From: Richard Gaskill

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Looking for info about my grandfather, Samuel J. Gaskill, who is believed to have been born in North Troy VT in 1877. I never knew him. Looking for the names of the cemeteries in North Troy and whether he might be buried there? At some point, he moved to Orfordville, NH and married Eliza Horton. My Dad, Ralph Horton Gaskill, was born of them in 1905. Is there any history of Gaskill's in North Troy?


From: Barbara Hancock

Date: Monday, December 18, 2000

I need any information on the Tittemore family in Vermont. I have info that a Cora Alma Tittemore was born to Philip E. Tittemore and Martha L. Hill 06 Jun-1865 in Lowell Twp.,Orleans Co. My g-grandmother was Bertha Tittemore was born in Quebec (I think) and cannot find any records for her despite finding info on some Tittemores. Are there still any Tittemore's living in Orleans Co or does anyone have any info concerning this family?


From: Marge Spille

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2000

Looking for a central list for persons dying in Barton,VT, between 1840 and 1850 the sir name I am looking for is Webster. I am researching Daniel G. Webster. I found him in Washington Co. living with the Simon family, he was listed as 10 yrs. old.. Later in war records he claims he was born in Barton, VT. I could not find any birth record for him , I thought I would find his parents on that. I then thought maybe his parents died in Barton.


From: Connie Sleeper

Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2000

I am looking for the parents of Peter Sleeper. He was born about 1797 in NH, and married Catherine Wheelock, January 22, 1826 in Littleton, Grafton Co., NH. They then moved to Newport, Orleans Co., VT, according to the census records. Peter had a brother, John, who married Betsy Wheelock, sister to Catherine. Another brother, Edmund, married another Wheelock sister. Quite possibly, the father to these brothers was John, sr. Need verification of information. Also, anyone wanting to know where Peter and Catherine Sleeper migrated to: Delmer, Iowa. I have family info from Peter on down to present day for anyone interested.



Date: Monday, December 04, 2000

My g-g-g grandfather was Harvey Hale Butterfield, born in Vermont in 1823. Moved to California in 1851. Married Elizabeth Reynolds but not sure when. Looking for parents/family.


From: Kelly Locklin

Date: Sunday, December 03, 2000

Looking for the father of James Albert LOCKLIN, b. 1829, in Vermont (my GGG Grandfather). He might have been DAVID LOCKLIN, who lived in Charleston, Orleans County, in 1840, and had two sons in the right age range to be him.


From: P.G. Lodge

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Lydia Reed, daughter of Rodolphus Reed and Sarah Hill Reed of Westfield Vermont, married Luther Howe 16 Jan 1842. I am wanting information on Lydia's mother, Sarah Hill Reed, who lived with Lydia prior to her death in 1867. Sarah was the daughter of John Hill and Lydia Fuller Hill of Surry and Alstead NH, and, Deerfield and Montague, MA.


From: Mark T. Beedy

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2000

I am searching for information on a Daniel BEEDY and a Daniel "BUDY" listed as living in ORLEANS COUNTY the town of Albany in 1830. I am also interested in information about a John BEEDE also listed as lining in ORLEANS COUNTY- the town of Albany.


From: Jessi

Date: Saturday, November 04, 2000

Seeking info on Elizabeth ( Lizzie) Desforges Georgia,Vt early 1800"s . Need dates and parents & siblings.


From: Jeannie Halversen

Date: Thursday, November 02, 2000

I am looking for any information on these three family names. My 3rd great grandfather was Isaac Blake born in Holland Vermont in 1804. He married Azubah Caswell b-1803 in Canada they had 6 children: Horatio b-1831 Holland, Ann M. b-1833 Canada, Morris b-1835 Holland, Almira L. b-1836 Holland, Emily b-1840 Canada, Isaac Jr. b-1844 Canada and Eleanor b-18 July 1846 Holland. Almira Blake married Samuel McWhirter abt. 1859, both of them died in November 1874 and are buried in a cemetery somewhere in Orleans County. They died in Derby. Eleanor Blake married Charles S. Barrett and his parents, William Barrett and Ann Mitson Barrett, died in Orleans county in the early 1800s.


From: Maxine Goodwin

Date: Friday, October 27, 2000

I am looking for information on George and Horace K. Pettee, both born Dec 5, 1858, possibly in Jay also his sister Mary Jane b Jan 26,1861. They were the children of Jacob Pettee and Hannah Chase. The surname has also been spelled Pettie, Petty.


From: Richard Skinner

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000

The history of my family in Orleans Co. begins from 1804. My research ends at Joseph P. Skinner (born about 1804) and Mary Burton. If anyone has any further information about them and their ancestry I would appreciate hearing about them. (Perhaps their parents immigrated from Conn. with a New Hampshire land grant with Ethan Allen. I don't know.) I have forwarded this same information to Tyler Resch at the Bennington Museum and he said he would add it to the Historical Family file in the geneological section.


From: Arthur Cram

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 17:50:11 -0400

I just found out that my g-g-g-grandfather, Henry ALEXANDER b. July 17, 1799 in Grantham, NH, ran a lumber yard in Newport, Vermont with his son Thomas Branch Alexander during the middle 1800s. Henry married 1824, to Hannah Storey, b. 1797, originally from Ipswich, MA. I believe that Henry and Hannah are buried in Newport, NH. I have been trying to find out who Henry's parents were. The recorded family history says his father's name was Elisha, but that is all we know. Thomas Branch Alexander. was my g-g-grandfather, who died in an accident in the lumberyard in Newport, VT. in 1882. His son John Henry Alexander was my g-grandfather, father of my grandmother, Vera Helen Alexander, b. abt. 1897. They were all members of the Methodist Church.


From: Barbara Lasky

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000

Am searching for proof of marriage in Troy Twp., Orleans Co, VT for Elizabeth (Eliza) Nears and Martin Sheldon Van Dusen on 25 Mar 1852 and names of Eliza's parents.


From: Nancy Kinney

Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000

My grandfather (Harold Stephen) was the adopted son of Noble and Sarah (Roberts) Kinney, residents of Craftsbury mid-1800s to 1920s. His memoirs describe his adoptive parents as members of a very strict religious sect. I'm looking for some leads to the religious group to which they might have belonged.


From: Lynne D. Hunt

Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000

Looking for families of CARGILL & BACHELDER in Orleans County, Vermont. The following is the obituary of George W. Bachelder (1832-1918): George W. Bachelder was born in Granby, Vt., April 25, 1832, and died at East Charleston Aug. 10, 1918, at the home of his son, Carroll. Mr. Bachelder was one of the oldest citizens in town. He married Eliza Ann Cargill of Morgan, who died several years ago. Mr. Bachelder was a farmer, and spent most of his life in Morgan and Charleston. He was hard working man, a kind and affectionate father and a good neighbor. He had been in declining health for some time. He leaves to mourn his loss six children: Edwin and Calvin Bachelder of Holland, Mrs. Jas. Marshall of West Burke, Ervin Bachelder of Charleston and Mrs. Orange Hunt and Carroll Bachelder of this place; one sister, Mrs. John Cargill of Island Pond; thirty-six grandchildren and nine great grand children. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the church, Rev. C.E. Southard officiating, with burial in Morgan. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. And Mrs. E.H. Bachelder, Calvin Bachelder and children, Mrs. Bruce and Mr. And Mrs. Earl Hackett of Holland; Mr. And Mrs. James Marshall, Mrs. Jennie Bachelder, Miss Bernice Bachelder, Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Bachelder, Mr. And Mrs. Eddie Fogg of Burke; George and Clayton Bachelder and Mr. And Mrs. Will Gray of Lyndonville; Mr. And Mrs. Don Allbee, Mr. And Mrs. Orrin Stevens, Mr. And Mrs. Albin Stevens and Mrs. Harriet Cargill of Island Pond; Mr. And Mrs. Ira Bachelder of Sherbrooke; William, John and Bert Cargill of Morgan; George Cargill of Orleans.


From: Sherry Lee

Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000

Looking for information on John Gero (Jean Baptiste Giroux) b. 1850 and family, wife Melina (Minnie) Tanguee (Tanguay) b 1850-1857. Married about 1877 unknown, 10 children. 6 born Newport= Henry 1885, Janney (Jennie?) 1887, Marie Amanda 23 May 1889 died before 11th year and buried somewhere in Vermont, Maude 1891, Eva 1894, and Jane 1897. Can find no information.


From: Evelyn Prouty

Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000

I'm seeking information about Benjamin Goodwin, born East Charleston, VT 26, June 1852. His parents were Darius and Laurinda (SHEDD) GOODWIN. Darius was born in Maine, Laurinda in New Hampshire. The family lived in Woburn, Mass when they left for CA in 1868. I don't know how long they lived in VT. When Ben and his wife Mary (CLAPP) GOODWIN returned east for a visit in 1919 they stayed with Ben's cousins in East Charleston and Derby so some family did remain in VT. I believe Darius's father was also named BEN. Darius and Laurinda's children were: Benjamin, Daniel (both of whom moved to CA) and Sarah who stayed back east. Benjamin is my great grandfather. Any help on the GOODWIN family would stop my sleepless nights!


From: Michael Kelley

Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000

Looking for information on the Kelley family. My Name is Michael, fathers name is Melvin. Five generations of Vermonters.


From: Ernest Chadwick (for Duane Chase)

Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000

Searching for descendants or relatives of Arthur H. Chase, a Civil War Vet., who married Melissa L. (Burdick) Chase on Dec.26,1868 in Iowa City, Iowa. Their children were; 1. Delanson Arthur Newton Chase, B. April 26,1875. 2. Herbert Bradford Chase, B. June 25,1884. 3. Effie Ann Chase, B. Sept. 8,1889. 4. Arthur Hiyland Chase, B. Aug. 9,1892 in Leoti, Kansas. Known places of residences of Arthur and Melissa L. Chase were Jay, VT, 1849-1863. Served in Civil War 1865-1865. Iowa City, Iowa 1868-1870. S Troy, Vt. 1870-1878. Pottawattamie County, Iowa (Walnut)1878~1886. Leoti, Kansas (Witchita County) 1886-1902. Arthur H. Chase died at age 55 circa 1902 in Leoti, Kansas. His wife, Melissa, was born 1852 in Westfield, Vt. Died 1936, Omaha, Neb. Would appreciate hearing any info.


From: Glenn Golaszewski

Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000

I am looking for any information on one of my wife's ancestors, Albert J. Newton. According to his son's (George Morris Newton, born 14 OCT 1909, in Fall River, Massachusetts) birth certificate, Albert Newton was born in Coventry and worked as a woodworker. This is all we know and my father-in-law was actually surprised to learn of any family connection to Vermont.


From: Will K. Wright

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000

Please forward any information concerning the Wright family of Newport Ctr, VT


From: Cordah Elizabeth Robinson

Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000

I am researching the following ancestor, Ira Munsell, b. 1790 VT, d. 1857 Hamilton Co IL, married (Sarah) Vilaty UNK, b. UNK MA, d. 1843 Hamilton Co IL. The name Munsell is spelled Munsel, Moncel, Muncel, Muncell, Monsil, Munsil, Monselle, Munselle, etc. Ira is found in:

1820 census of Genesee Co NY (Middlebury)

1830 voting, land and census records of IL (esp Hamilton County IL)

1840 land records in IL

1850 land records in IL

One of Ira's sons is named Allen. An Allen Munsell is also found in an early Genesee Co NY census. This could be an older relative (father?) of Ira. We have solid records on Ira and his descendants after they came to Illinois, but we have no solid information about Ira's exact place of origin or his parents. I know there were a lot of Munsells in Vermont in the late 18th century. Ira named the sons of his first wife after patriots or military heroes - I'm drawing a conclusion here... - (Henry, Allen, Harrison, Jackson, Washington - and Richard, which doesn't fit the pattern) and his later sons were named Jacob, Joseph, and Samuel. He had 14 children who grew to adulthood. But I am unable to connect Ira to the many Munsells who migrated from VERMONT to western NY and beyond. Ira bought his land in Illinois outright - there seems to be no evidence it was a grant, so he probably did not serve in the War of 1812. If anyone has run across this name, and/or can suggest how best to pursue this search I would be grateful. Perhaps there is a migratory pattern from Vermont at the time that might be helpful information.


From: Erin Goetz

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000

Looking for any information you may have on the Sloggett family who may have resided at sometime in the Newport area.


Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000

From: Erin Goetz

I am searching for information regarding th VANIER family in the Newport/ Derby area.


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000


Looking for information on Orin or Orrin TWOMBLY who was born in VT in early 1800s and moved to Canton, NY where he spent most of his life. His wife's name was Martha also born in VT. Orrin was my gr-gr grandfather. Would love to hear from anyone having info on them. I believe the family was from the Orleans area.


Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000

From: Marlene Prouty

Seeking information about Benjamin Place, born Sept 10, 1809, in Potton, PQ, and married (1) Phebe Judd, (2) Sarah (Sally) Magoon Chase, widow of Daniel Chase on Jan 2, 1880, in Jay, Vermont, Orleans County. Benjamin's parents were given on the application as Polly Camber and Stephen Place. Have limited info on Polly Camber but none on Stephen Place. Stephen Place probably lived in Potton or Bolton PQ early on and within Orleans County during his latter years. Need some form of proof that he was father of Benjamin. Also, would like to know of any siblings Benjamin Place may have had. Further, I am interested in learning if Sally Chase-Place had children by her (1) marriage. Any small morsel of information will be appreciated, so don't hesitate to contact me if you know or think you know anything about these individuals.


Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000

From: Joy Valentine-Johnson

Need parents and info.on Francis MATTHEWS, b.1799.Dansville, VT. m. Roxena ALDRICH in Barton, VT, 1821. Son James MATTHEWS, b.1823 Irasburg. Other children.....Oney/ Joseph/ Franklin/ Henry/Lucy Jane/Polly. Went to Erie Co., NY, 1833.


Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 18:19:08 EDT


I am looking for information on my G-Grandfather Clarence B. Armstrong b. about 1880

in Coventry, Vermont. He Married Emma B. Bowen in 1907. Had only one living child, my grandfather, Orfice C. Armstrong born 1908. Clarence's father was probably Chancy (?sp) Armstrong , Clarence may have been of Iroquois ancestry. Clarence spent his life in the woods of Vermont/Canada.


Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000

From: John Paul Lussier

I am looking for an exact location of a cemetery in East Barton, Vermont. My Gr-Gr Father Pierre-Napoleon Lussier and his wife Lea Lussier are buried there. I've been told it's off of the "Old Creek Road", is there such a place?


Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000

From: Dawn Shepard

Looking for info on David Sumner Steele born 12 June 1871 in Hartland, Vermont. His father was Benjamin Hinman Steele and mother Martha "Mattie" Sumner. I have David married to Edith Putnam daughter of Eugene Putnam. Believe David died in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I do not have much on David, who is my grandfather. I know David had a sister Mary and in later part of there life they lived together in a few rooms at the old homestead. The Sumner /Steele mansion is located at four corners in Hartland and is now a bed and breakfast.


Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000

From: Harry Merrihew

I am looking for information on Melissa Watson who married Harmon Merrihew (b. July 19, 1816 in Middle Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont). The only notation that I have for Melissa is that she was born in Vermont. I have found a birth record for a Melissa Watson that was born in Holland Township, Orleans County, VT.


Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000

From: Beckymac

I am looking for Joel Richardson, I believe he was born in Derby VT in 1797. does anyone have any info about a Richardson family during that time?


Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000

From: Rick Gostautas

I am trying to locate information about my grandmother, Josephone Frances Josaitis, from Bellows Falls, Vermont. According to her SS Application, she was born 10 June 1915.


Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000

From: Joyce Bard

I am looking for info about Cynthia MILES (b. Feb 7, 1864 in Wheelock, VT). Her birth certificate lists the birthplace of her mother, Emily, as Salem, VT. This is the only information I have on "Emily". She married John MILES who according to this same birth certificate, was born in Eaton, NH. John MILES was a farmer in Wheelock at the time of Cynthia's birth. I wonder if John MILES could have married Emily in the town of Salem.


Date: Sun, 28 May 2000

From: Nancy Lees

Looking for info on the Cole Family of Orleans Co. VT. And having the book "Orleans County History", by Martha Cole Bellou? Specifically want info on Ebenezer W. Cole (1872-1869). He was married to Martha West, possibly the son of Stephen Cole and Persis Durkee, and brother to Stephen Cole Jr. who had a mill in West Navy around 1810.


Date: Sat, 27 May 2000

From: Jacqueline Ellis

Seeking info grandfather, William Henry Burke, born 9/29/1866 in Newport, Vermont. Moved to CA early 1900's, married Anna Alice Murphy Burke, had three children, died in San Jose, CA 5/29/37. Would like to know who his parents were and if he had any siblings. He was of French descent I was told.


Date: Wed, 24 May 2000

From: Lauren Brandt

Looking for any information on the Siar family. Ezra and Sophia Siar are listed in the Newport, Orleans County Census for 1850. I am wondering if there is a connection to the Sias family? Any help with this surname is greatly appreciated! Lauren Brandt, Seattle, WA.


Date: Tue, 23 May 2000

From: Janice Lodge

Looking for information on LIZZIE BOISVERT who married JOHN CORRO c1818-19. Their son JOSEPH CORRO died at Newport VT 1895, 10 May. Would like to hear from anyone with these families.


Date: Mon, 22 May 2000

From: Diana & Jim Appel

Searching for info on the family of Russell and Thankful (Tracy) Wilson who were married on Nov.24, 1839 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. The 1860 census of Orleans, Derby Co.,VT shows them with the following children: William, Sarah, ?Roseanne, George, and Hattie. Then I lost track of them. Thankful died Sept.20, 1891 and is buried in the West Cemetery in Shelburne, Chittenden Co. Trying to find out if the family moved back to Chittenden Co.


Date: Thu, 11 May 2000


I am researching Rachel STANTON who was born in 1763 in Barton, Orleans Co, VT. Rachel Stanton married Samuel Haynes in 1783 in North Hero, Grand Isle Vt. Where can I locate information for Rachel's parents?


Date: Tue, 09 May 2000

From: Linda Hackney

I am looking for the Sherburne Family they lived in Orleans County in the early 1800's. I am looking for Samuel Sherburne b: September 13, 1800 in Orleans County, Vermont. Do not know parents names. Samuel married Philinda George in Vermont and had children. George Simon Sherburne b: 1827, Caroline Sherburne b:1830, Joseph Osmus Sherburne b:1832, and John F. Sherburne b: 1834. Samuel Sherburne is my g-g-g grandfather. My address is: 3309 Mokelumne Court, Modesto, California 95354


Date: Wed, 3 May 2000

From: Connie Strandberg

I am looking to confirm that there is a Frederick Blodgett buried in Derby Line, VT. I would

like to know what it says on his stone.


Date: Mon, 1 May 2000

From: Jan Petton

In 1850's the family of Peter Merrill lived in Craftsbury VT. His daughter, Anna, married Rueben Locke. She was his 2nd wife (the first was ?? Rowley). Anna and Rueben moved to Montreal, Canada where he was a trader. In the choleria epidemic that swept Montreal in 1854, Rueben, Annah, 2 daughter from his first marriage and 1 daughter by Anna all died. I have a copy of a letter she sent to her father in Craftsbury after Rueben died telling him of his death and that the children were ill and could one of her brothers please come and help. By the time the family got to Canada all had died. One daughter from the first marriage, Emily, survived..don't know if she was there or in VT at the time of the epidemic. Would there be a place / book / document / newspaper where a story like this might have been reported? Also would be interested in knowing anything about the surviving child, Emily E. Locke, whose mother was a Rowley.


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000

From: Timothy Cuchna

I have ancestors that lived, according to census records, in Troy and N. Troy during the first half of the 1800's. Their surnames were Aldrich and Huntley. Is there a town or county history published for Troy and/or Orleans county for this time period?


Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000

From: Caroline "Sandcastle" Haley

I am trying to establish a source for information about a Troy family--the Clarence Jacobs family antecedants, or descedants. Any help appreciated. I have early information about the Jacobs family but have some gaps.


Date: 26 Apr 2000 - Updated 6 Jan 2008
From: Trip Wiggins

Am looking for anything on Michael McNAMARA or his wife Catherine. Born in Ireland, ca 1820. Emigrated to Canada in the 1830s with his parents. Married Catherine CARROLL in Quebec, Jan 1851. Moved to Westmore, Orleans Co, about 1869. Appears on 1870 and 1880 US Census in Westmore. No further record of him or Catherine. Children: Bridget (b. 1854, Quebec), Mary (b.1856, Que.), Edward (b. 1858, Que.), William (b. 1860, Que.), Michel (b. 1863, Que.), James (b. 1865, Que.), Sarah (b. 1868, Que.). Sarah is my g-grandmother. She married a George N. Pease. They also lived in Orleans Co. in the 1910 census.


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000

From: Diane Altona

BROWN, Stephen, born 1767, married Elizabeth DAY in 1789. Who were their children? I am trying to determine if another Stephen BROWN and his siblings, Ammi, Levi, Anson, Simon, Hannah and possibly others, are the children of Stephen BROWN and Elizabeth DAY. These are all VT people, either from Lamoille, Orleans or Windsor County. I will be most grateful for any light shed on this dilemma!


Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000

From: Jerry Harrison

Hi, I am trying to identify the family (parents and his own) of Orrin Willey LOCKE who was born in Coventry, VT in 1859 and was a Vermont legislator and was with the Barton Fire Department in 1915.


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000

From: Renet

Seeking parents and siblings of Joseph Moise LEFEBVRE b: ABT 1850 possibly in Canada, and his wife Marie LEBRUN. I do not know the date or place of their marriage. Their daughter Marie Louise "Mathilda" LEFEBVRE was born 2 Oct 1872 in Newport, VT. Her siblings were:

Moise LEFEBVRE (died unmarried)

Cleophase LEFEBVRE m: Marie Rose ROY



Amanda LEFEBVRE (died unmarried)

Mathilda m: Adelard DESNOYERS 15 sep 1890 in Fall River, MA, but I have found no sign of her parents there. Cleophase died in Lowell, MA 1940. He had 1 son, Honore, and 3 daughters. Family history says that J. Moise Lefebvre worked as a ship's captain on Lake Memphremagog, and that he died by drowning. His family could not recover the body until spring and it was full of eels. (I'd love to prove this one true!)


Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000

From: Brenda Hackett

Seeking information about George W. REED. In the year 1889 he entered a partnership with his brother Harry REED, and they built a machine shop on the site of the G. W. REED and Sons house furnishing shop, where they started the first electric light plant in Northern VT. It was here that the people of Orleans Co. first saw an arc light in 1890. I would like to also find more information about either business.


Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000

From: Dan Walker

My gr-gr-gr-grandfather was John Rollins, born in Barton, VT., 1813. His father was Anthony Nutter Rollins and his mother was Abigail Heard Rollins. Anthony Nutter Rollins' father was Ichabod Rollins. They both show up on the 1820 census of Barton, Orleans County, Vermont. It is believed that Anthony Nutter Rollins and Ichabod Rollins die in Barton. Do you have any information on the Rollins who lived there/birth records/death records. John Rollins dies in Fremont Township, Clark County, Wisconsin on 16 February 1881.


Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000

From: Frank Sanders, Jr.

Hiram Stewart, son of Wm.+Roxanna, and Caroline Sanders, daughter of Eben and Jane, lived in Lowell, Orleans County, VT, but were married in Moretown, VT July 12, 1875 after the death of her first husband, Andrew Ricker, son of Joseph, Jr. and Cynthia Colbath. Would like very much to correspond with any relatives of ANY of the aforementioned parties.


Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000

From: Patricia Moyer

Seeking information for Hiel HUCKINS (born about 1812), married to Jane BAGLEY in about 1839. Son of Ebenezer HUCKINS and Abigail HEATH. Lived in either Derby Line, Orleans, VT or Stanstead, Quebec from 1840 to 1880. Children were: Mary 1840, Joseph 1841, David 1844, Jonathan Reuben 1845, Lydia Louella 1846, Robert 1849, Henry Jackson 1850, Adeline 1856.


Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000

From: Barbara Ferdinand

Looking for parents of a Samuel Sherburne born 1800 in Derby Line, Vermont. He died in Michigan. Need to find the name of his parents.


Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000

From: Clyde & Lori Goodhue

Would like to share information about the family name ADAMS. My family dates back to the late 1700s so far and were in the Newport Center - Troy - Enosburg areas. Vera Adams was born in the home across from the Town Clerks office in Newport Center on 06 September 1909. Her father, Clyde Raymond Adams was born in Newport Center 02, February 1885. His birthplace was a home on the main street Rte 105 the west side of village. His father was Ephriam Perley, who was born 26 January 1842 in Newport Center. He was a carpenter and he and his son were the builders of most of the homes in the Newport Center area. Ephriam is buried beside his 2 wives in the Newport Center cemetery on Rte 100 South of town. Ephriams wife Sarah Spencer was mother to Clyde. He also had 2 other sons Perly and Earl. Ephriams father was James Boutell Adams, born in Bakersfield in Oct. of 1805. He died in Troy on 07 Dec 1868. His mother was Mahitable Pope of the Pope Family in Danville. We also have some information on the Spencers of Newport and Popes of Danville including some pictures. We also have more infor on other family members prior to James Boutell. We would like to hear from anyone who has further information we can share. Tel/Fax: 802/888-7669 or mail: 45 Oakwood Drive, Hyde Park, VT. 05655


Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000

From: Lisa McVay

I am researching my grandmother, Bernice Edwards, and have family info. about her staying in an orphanage in Orleans. Was there an orphanage in Orleans between the 1920's & 30's? If so, what is my best option for obtaining information about the institution and its orphans?


Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000

From: Dean Enos

Looking for information on death of HARRY HAYWARD is said to have died in Troy, Vt. in 1835. Need info or copy of death record.


Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000

From: Dara Miller

Am researching Joseph Rose family shown in 1860 census Westfield. Joseph b. about 1823 in Canada; listed are Matilda age 33 , Mary age 14, and Catherine, 11... all born in Canada. Family lore has it that Mary Rose, 14 came from Sherbrooke Quebec and her death cert. shows parents as Joseph Rose and Matilda Bressett, both born Canada. Mary married Joseph Williams at Troy April 3, 1863 and that family is in the 1870 census, Troy. Joseph had a first family. He was married to a Harriett - this family shown in 1860 in Troy. Have conflicting info on Joseph Williams birthplace - either VT or Canada. Joseph Williams was baptist and Mary Rose was catholic. Joseph and Mary landed in Clay Center Kansas. Joseph and Harriett had Nelson, Honor, Alfred, Phildelia and Ida. Joseph and Mary had William, Clara, Phoebe, Fred, Augusta, Matilda, Charles and Mable. Am looking for cemetery info on Joseph and Matilda Bressett Rose, Harriett Williams, and what happened to Joseph and Matilda's daughter Catherine Rose.


Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000

From: Arthur Lucas

Seeking information on William Woodard who lived in or around Holland, VT in the late 1800's. Was married to Mary ?. Had a son Lemuel. William went west to Kansas when Lemuel was very small boy. His wife Mary obtained divorce and married an Albee from Morgan, VT area. Need birth information on all mentioned as well as parents for William and Mary and if any other siblings of Lemuel as well as William and Mary.


Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000

From: Arthur Lucas or Bonnie

Seeking information on Harrison Kimball who is buried in the cemetery in South Barton. This cemetery is located between Barton and West Burke on U.S. Rt. 5. Although he is my great-grandfather, no one in the family seems to know where he was born or his parent's names. Looking for anyone has any information pertaining to this family.


Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000

From: Joy Valentine or Joy

Francis MATTHEWS, b.1799, VT. m. Roxanna ALDRICH, March 31, Barton VT, by J. P. John Kimball. Children - James, b.1823, Irasburg,..Oney, b.1826, Henry, b.1829. Joseph, b. 1835. Franscis, Jr. 1839, Lucy Jane, b. 1842, Polly. Francis and wife Roxanna went to Erie co.1833. Trying to find parents to Francis b.1799.


Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000

From: David F. Lucier

I am interested in tracing the Lucier family name in Orleans County, specifically in or around Jay and North Troy. I understand that my great grandfather was the last surviving civil war

soldier from Vermont. I would be thankful for any information or pointers on how to research this subject.


Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000

From: David C. Kifer

My great-grandmother was Rose Bessie Norris (b. 31 May 1862 d. 5 March 1929). I have been told that she was born in Beebe Plain, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were James Norris (b. abt 1810, died before 1900 in Vermont) and Bessie Beebee (b. in Beebe Plains, Quebec, Canada, died in Vermont). My family oral history says that my father and grandfather took a long trip in the early 1930s, from western PA to Vermont and Canada to visit cousins. Unfortunately, that history is missing as is any names for those cousins. One of the towns they visited was Island Pond, so, I am looking for any information on James Norris and Bessie Beebee, probable immigrants from Canada.


Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000

From: Craig M. Wellman

Both Alfred French, born in Hardwick VT, and his wife Lucia Elvira Howe French died in 1868 in Northfield VT in their 30's but 11 months apart. I am trying to establish cause of deaths. Any help would be appreciated.


Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000

From: David and Mary Sederlin

I am looking for information on my Currier ancestors. Henry Currier and wife Margaret Hall Currier, both born in Canada. Their first three children born in St. George, Windsor, P.Q.Canada. Last five children born in Salem VT. These births took place in the mid 1800's my great grandfather born in 1867, I have information on the children, but would like information on Henry's siblings, if any others came to VT. Any information on this family would be welcome.


Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 17:43:52 -0500

From: Belle

Seeking information/ ancestry of my g-g-grandparents Zoa LaClare b.1849 in Glover, VT; d.1917 and Freeman Degreenia b.8 Aug. 1844 in Quebec. Both are buried in O. Brown cemetery in Barton. Zoa was Native American and said to have been a bit of a character. Would love details.


Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000

From: Rita

Looking for any information on Warren Pierce of Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont around 1838-1855


Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000

From: Dave and Ellie Baldwin

Looking for information on Alexander Wright who died 1859 and is buried in the old cemetery at Orleans, VT He lived in Barton's Landing and his daughter Maryann Stuart Wright was born in Barton in 1829. She married Richard Baldwin Jr. and removed to Quebec.


Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000


Looking for William Curtis's Parents Levi and Hannah from Jay VT or NY William b-Sept 8,1809, d-Nov 24,1889 in Greensboro VT. Married Hannah Blanchard from Greensboro VT children Mary, Martha, John, Jane, Emily, Phebe, James, Adelaide, Ann, Abbie - all from Greensboro VT.


Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000

From: Vickie Elam White

Oliver WOODS, son of Benjamin and Bethiah (TAYLOR) WOODS, married his first cousin Mary POWERS, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca (WOODS) POWERS on 5 Jan 1818 in Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT. This family was originally from Dunstable MA area (which later became Dunstable NH and Nashua NH). Jonathan and Rebecca (WOODS) POWERS were living in Weathersfield, Windsor Co. VT in 1790 but had moved to Concord, Essex Co. VT by 1800. They stayed in Concord until at least 1810 but had moved to Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT by 1820. In 1830 they were in Lyndon, Caledonia Co. VT. They were in Lowell, Orleans Co. VT in 1840 when Jonathan died. His widow Rebecca moved back to Lyndon and died there in 1848.

I am rather uncertain when Benjamin and Bethiah (TAYLOR) WOODS moved to VT. They were in Dunstable NH in 1796 and I think they were living in Lyndon, Caledonia Co. VT by 1800. And I think they were in Lowell, Orleans Co. VT by 1820. It appears that Benjamin and Bethiah were alive in 1840, living in Lowell. But I lose track of them after that. I would like to know the names of the POWERS and WOODS children who lived in Orleans Co. VT or Caledonia Co. VT, as well as the death dates for their parents. I think some of them must have remained there, married and had children of their own. Do I have any WOODS or POWERS "cousins" out there in Orleans Co. or Caledonia Co. VT?


Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000

From: John Lach

Remliu (Remi) Mayotte, lived a short while in Newport, he later moved to Fall River, Ma. any information would be appreciated.


Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000

From: Frank Sanders, Jr.

Looking for info on the following: Esther Daggett Sanders, b. Mar.1, 1862, Lowell, VT. D. Feb.17, 1925, Barre, VT. Marr June 18, 1879,Morrisville, VT. Sereno Montgomery Porter b.1852, D. Nov.23,1933. F. Geo. W. Porter; M. Martha B.Heath Serino, b. Apr.22, Danville, VT. Chester Shorey Sanders, B. Oct.15, 1866, Lowell, VT. D. Feb.22, 1952, Williamstown, VT. Marr 1st.Ida M.Thomas, May 13, 1887, Johnson, VT. Marr 2nd, Cora Holbrook Stevens, Nov.5, 1929, Town of Barre, VT.Cora b. Randolph, VT. D. Apr.6,1955. Chester D. Feb.22, 1952, Williamstown, VT. Arba S. Sanders, B. July 24, 1869, Lowell, VT;D. Nov.7, 1936, Unity, N.H. Marr. Mar. 18, 1893, West Lebanon, N.H. Kate Lake, B.1875, Post Mills, VT. F-William Lake, B. Post Mills; M. Ellen b. Claremont, N.H. Bertie Lee Sanders, B. Aug.30, 1873, Lowell, VT. D. 1953, Charlestown, N.H.(Buried under name "Burt Cross") Marr Ida Goewey (1889-1953).


Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000


Looking for information about Liza Jane WILSON born Jan 15 1823 at Jay, Orleans, VT. Parents were ASA WILSON and MARIAM HADLOCK. Sister was Mariah. Liza Jane married ABNER JOHN CHESSMORE. Mariah married JOSEPH STANHOPE.


Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000

From: Kim Day

Looking for parents and siblings of Hebzibah Hill (also seen written as Hepsy Hill) born 27 Feb 1808 in Craftsbury, Orleans County. She married Charles Poor of Sweethampton, NH.


Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 08:25:16 -0500

From: Judy Wypych

I am researching my fathers family and have read of an obituary for my g-grandfather in the North Troy Palladium newspaper, the January 26 and February 2, 1988 issues. Looking for someone that knows how I could obtain copies of these?


Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000

From: R.W. Barnes

My ancestor, Henry E. Barnes, is listed in the 1850 census as a carriage maker, residing in Irasburg. Can anyone tell me how to find more information about this business? Henry was born in Rochester Towwnship and died in Stowe.


Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000

From: Pat Lavato

I am searching for information about an Oliver Pinney who lived in Holland in the early 1800s. Specifically about his Father, also Oliver, who was married to Martha Alden. He is said to have died in Vermont in 1827, but I cannot find a record for either of them. A relative said he lived with his son Oliver, in Holland, for a time & I wonder if he died there. Any & all information about this family would be appreciated.


Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000

From: Marlene Prouty-Domstead

I am seeking info on Benjamin Place b. 10 September 1809, in Potton, PQ, married Phebe Judd, b. 30 June 1811 in Wethersfield, VT. They were living in Jay when he enrolled on 4 Sept 1861, company D of the 6th regiment of Vermont Volunteers commanded by Captain Oscar Hale. Phebe died 14 March 1878 and Benjamin died 10 July 1888. Cannot find out what Place line Benjamin descends from. Need to find info on his parents names and sibling info. The family of Benjamin and Phebe lived in Jay and Newport area. Children included Anderson James (aka Alexander, aka James) b. 06 Mar 1831, he married Electa Ann Magoon who died May 1872. Other children include Catherine- b. 1835, M. 07 Aug 1859-Theodore Nutting---Mary -b.1837-Benjamin F-b. 1839- M. 11 Dec 1859-Laura A Clough--Salina-b. 1842-- Guy Butler- b.1845- M. Salina Bartow---Judson Amos- b. 1848- M. 18 Jul 1874-Eleanor B Hunter-Stephen J.b. 1850- M. (1) Polly Comber (2) Alice Nutting (3) Alice Garin-------Clarisa - b. 1854 - M. 15 Oct 1873 - Oscar Nutting---- Mary Ann- b. 1856---Samuel-b. 1860. Anderson and Electa Magoon Place were my g-grandparents. My grandfather was George Washington Place who was born 21 days before Electa died. We are seeking info on his siblings, too. Alice C Place was about 3 when Electa died and we have been told she was adopted by a family named Styles. There is a record of her having a baby at age 13, unnamed Place-b. July 26 1885. Since the child had the Place name, the adoption is questionable. In anyway it sounds like her life was BAD. My grandfather left the Jay area at 15 and went to Jamaica, he did not ever hear or see any of the Place or Magoon family members ever again and it is thought he lived very little with his father or family members. We gathered his life was harsh and lonely but he was a wonderfully kind and loving man. Any info on this Place family line is requested but special emphasis is placed on finding the names of Benjamin's parents and siblings.


Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000

From: David Harde

I am researching our family's life in Greensboro, VT. John Cuthbertson lived in the area 1860's. As a young man, he lived with his father and mother there. He was born January 5, 1852, George Miller Cuthbertson , born 1852, Greensboro, was a cousin and George's father was Bruce N, Cuthbertson . Bruce commenced the construction of a store located at The Bend in spring of 1876, as a letter from his cousin relates. Looking for any additional records to establish earlier family connections. Looking for relatives now currently living in the area. John Cuthbertson traveled to Springcreek, Tama County, Iowa in 1873 to live with relatives possibly, and to work as a carpenter. Also mentioned in John's diary, which I now have, are the names; Brice McSelland, Alex Simpson, Veatt Conant, Mip Noyse , Bill Young, Uncle Gabriel, and the Young's school. Other names mentioned are George Wood and the Gebbis farm. Janet was mentioned as a companion of John at a meeting at the East Hill. The diary I mentioned has yet to be fully read!


Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000

From: John Hester

Looking for information regarding Merl Brock lived Newport VT c1970s. His daughters Marie Frances Brock married Tracey Richard Smalley, and, Muriel M. Brock married Hale E Matthews of Los Angeles CA. Merl W Brock was the son of William Ellmore Brock and Emma Delia Carrow Brock of Troy, VT. Merl's sisters were Nellie Brock Reed and Gladys Brock Kerr.


Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000

From: Linda L. Crowe / Gayla Cowan

Looking for info re: George Erwin Jerome, born October 28, 1884 in Glover (we believe) to John Jerome and Etta A. Halloway Jerome. Need info re his birth info, marriage info re: parents, birth info re: John and/or Etta. I am granddaughter of George.


Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000

From: Gretchen Haskett

I am looking for an ancestor - Edson Mason b. Dec. 22, 1807 in Orleans Co. VT. My great-grandmother's parents died when she was very young. This was her grandfather. We have no other information as to parents/siblings of Edson.


Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000

From: M. Caouette

I am looking for information on a Lester Pratt who married Angelina Corrow on Oct 23,1866 in Coventry VT. I know that Angelina had a brother named Andrew Corrow who married Pheobe Hyland. I am looking for information on both Lester and Angelina. Also am interested in information on Andrew.


Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000

From: Barbara Holt

Looking on info about Dorman C. Melvin lived in Greensboro from about 1866 to his death in 1908. What was his middle name?


Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000

From: Steve Sherburne

My ancestors first landed in North America around 1626, told to leave England or be thrown out for religious reasons, the religion my family no longer belongs to. Previous family history research has many of the first Sherburne's in the area that's now the States of Vermont and New Hampshire. Looking for any information on Sherburne's having been in Orleans County around or after 1626?


Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000

From: Rae

My father, Arthur H. Brown died November 18, 1999, in Derby, Vermont and I'm just looking for the cemetery he is buried in.


Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999


Trying to locate family history of Maude LeClair may have been from Hyde Park, Orleans County, VT. Her father's name was petro / peter LeClaire, her mother's maiden name was Maryjane Decker.


Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999

From: Lawrence W. Kinch

I am seeking information on the family of Henry D. Fairbrother, the son of Willard Fairbrother and Mary Wilson. Henry was born Abt. 1858 in Coventry, VT, and he married Nellie Ann Gray who was born on April 30, 1866, in Brownington, VT. They were married on December 6, 1882, in Brownington, VT. They had a daughter Edna Maud Fairbrother, born November 26, 1887, in Barton, VT. She married Lawrence Kinch who was my Grandfather. I am seeking any information about the Fairbrother or Gray families.


Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999

From: Belle

Looking for information about Zoa LaClare b.1849 in Glover, child of Charles LaClare and Rose Clermont?or Mary?. She married Freeman Degreenia and died in 1917, possibly in a house fire. Buried in O. Brown Cemetery in Barton. Believe that she was of Native American descent. Her daughter, Margaret Degreenia, married David Currier. They lived mostly in Glover and Derby and had 7 sons.


Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999

From: Janice Lodge

Looking for descendants of Rodolphus Reed born born 6 May 1774 Uxbridge MA married Sarah Hill. Rodolphus and Sarah lived in Westfield VT from 1804 to around 1836. Their children were; John born Nov 6 1803 died Dec 5 1825, Lydia born Dec 5 1804, Hannah born 7 Oct 1805, Lucy born Aug 27 1807, Lyman born Dec 25 1809, Erastus born Dec 17 1811, Josiah born Jan 18 1813 died 1843, Calvin born Dec 11 1815, Sarah Ann born Mar 25 1819, Arvilla born March 29, 1820 died 1831, Royal born March 28, 1822, Williard born Aug 15 1826. Lydia married Luther Howe Jan 16 1842. Lyman married Mehitabel Clark - they lived in Illinois. Erastus married Betsy Marks of Gillsum NH and they lived in Peterborough NH. Sarah Ann married George Howard and second marriage to Luther Bardwell. Royal married Fanny Perkins. My line is from Calvin married Prescilla Titus who died Dec 5 1845 (no children to this union) married second time Sarah Young - their children Henry D. Reed born Nov 27 1847, Hebert Reed born Sept 26 1849 and Luther H Reed born July 15 1854.


Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999

From: Thomas Allison

I have a album of the Hovey family from (Orleans) county. I will not sell the album but I am willing to make copies.


Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999


Looking for any information on Coleman Smith Corey, born in VT. Not sure of birth date, could be 1811-1813 or 1819. Parents possibly Charles COREY, b. Sept 1774 and Mary (Polly) BAILY, married 1803 Derby Line, Orleans County, VT. Coleman homesteaded in Camden Co., Missouri in 1867.


Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999

From: Ivy Fenske

Looking for parents of Martin Van Dozen or Van Duzen he b. abt. 1828 in New York, but is said he married in this county possible, to an Elizabeth last name unknown. Children they had: Lula, Malinda b. 1853, Lucinda, b. 1855, Orrin, b. 1856, Albert born 1857 all in VT, another sibling is Lula, unknown where and when she was born, Luthera May Van Duzen, born July 20, 1861 in VT. It is possible that family of Martin VD, could also have come from, Washington, Essec or Clinton Counties. But am looking for marriage record of Martin and Elizabeth, plus his parents.


Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999

From: Ellen Berg

Searching for the parents and siblings of PETER SLEEPER (B. abt. 1797 in NH). Peter is found in Orleans Co. in the 1830 & 1840 census. By 1850 he was in Clinton Co.Iowa. In 1826 he married Catherine WHEELOCK in NH. Catherine was the daughter of Archippus Wheelock who also lived in Orleans Co. and died there in 1847.


Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999

From: Rhonda

I am researching the surnames of HALL and PLACE in Lamoille and Orleans Counties, Vermont. Flossie HALL born 1896 married Ernest PLACE in 1914 in Vermont. However, my major interest is in Flossie Hall. Per copies of her death certificate, her SS application and her son's birth certificate, she was born "Flossie Bessie HALL" to Mary Favreau (and possibly John HALL) so says her SS application, but death certificate says "unknown". The only Mary Favreau I can find is Mary Allen, born in Ireland 1881 (this makes her 15 when Flossie would have been born, thus my not being able to find marriage records to "John Hall") and died widow of Joseph Favreau in Boston, MA in 1966. Anyone able to assist me with lineage for Flossie Bessie


Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999

From: Betsy Braun

I am looking for information on Bartholomew Ford and wife Mildred Pelkey who were from Newport, VT. They had one child named Harold Ford born in Newport in 1905. Mildred had participated in Vaudeville. Her stage name was "Little Miss Mildred".


Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999

From: McFras

Seeking information on Luther COLBURN b. Glover, Orleans, VT 1814, m. Jane SCOTT 1838, dwelt at Barton, had nine daughters. Their daughter Frances is my ancestor. Would appreciate any information on this family. Does anyone know place of Luther and Jane's marriage, dates or places of their deaths?


Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999

From: Janice Lodge

Looking for information on Jay Orleans Co VT around the 1820 - 1850s. In particular settlers, emigrants, churches (catholic), convents. Anything else of topical interest.


Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999

From: Bruce Eastman

Looking for info on George A. Fletcher, born Hollis N.H. 26 June 1846 died Orleans Vermont 14 Feb.1929.Looking for cemetery name and location. Also, Giedon E. Fletcher both men were from Coventry. Served in the First Vermont Cavalry. Want to find out if they were brothers.


Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999

From: Frank Sanders, Jr.

Eben P. Sanders and Jane Parthena (Young) .Children born in Lowell, VT: Charles Joseph; Chester Shorey; Arba S; Bertie Lee (Male) and MAYBE Carroll, or Carl Allen. Would like to hear from any relatives, or info source. Write: Frank Sanders, Jr., 11 Jack o Lantern Park, Springfield, NH 03284.


Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999

From: Pat Comforti

I am helping my family put together our lineage and have found a few closed doors. I am looking for information about Onesime Verge / Thivierge born 1845 in Canada. His Children Valmore Antoine Verge, George, Arthur, Bertha, John and Joseph and maybe more. Onesime married a Phoebe Gokey. Valmore is my gr-grandfather, born 1876 -1963 and married a Nora Adalaide Corrow born 1880 - 1943 of the Westfield, Vermont. Nora's Father was Joseph or John Corrow married to Phoebe Besow. Nora and Valmore lived in Westfield, VT. Valmore was born in Nicolet, Quebec. Their children were Isadore (John), Sadie, Walter, Anna Mae, Pauline, Bertha, Delia, George, Albert and Wilfred Verge. Isadore is my grandfather born 1898 - 1988 and married Goldie Sheltra. Her father was Julius Sheltra married Emily Shover.


Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999

From: Dorothy Champion Maslyn

John Wiggins and Betsy Stevenson were married in Irasburg 1839. Betsy was the daughter of John Stevenson and she born in Westfied, 1823. I am a gr-gr-great granddaughter. Betsy and John daughter Orphic married Edward Stevenson and their daughter Tress married Frank Alloys Okra, their daughter was my Mother. Looking for any information about their marriage. This was the name of place in some military papers that received about a son of John' and Betsy?


Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999

From: Bob M Johnson

I'm researching my roots and I believe but am not 100% sure yet that I have gotten back to a Capt. (Rev. War?) William Johnson living in Norwich in 1790 thru 1830. One of his sons, George Nye Johnson, married Lois Baldwin in Norwich March 10, 1809, and moved to Salem in time for the 1810 census. Their oldest son William N. (Nye?) Johnson was born in Norwich. George and Lois and 4 kids were in Norwich for the 1820 census, but back in Salem with 7 kids in 1830 and thereafter. George was listed in the 1850 census as being 66yrs of age and was not listed in the 1860 census. William N. and his wife Ann Gibb married but I don't yet know where or when and lived in Salem. In 1850 the Salem census, which is nearly unreadable, lists 6 kids, including my Great grandfather Oromel, age 4. William and Ann are also listed in the 1860 Salem census with 4 kids including Oromel. William N. Johnson died in 1867 and is buried in Derby alongside his wife Ann who died 1n 1886. Oromel joined the Army of the Potomac as a volunteer in the Vermont Horse Artillery even though he was only 16 years old. He fought in the battles that occured between Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, VG in May of 1864, and was discharged August 25, 1865. He resided in Barton until March 1868 when he left for Tecumsah, Nebraska where he married and had two kids. He left Nebraska in March of 1874 and came to Middleton, OR. (now called Sherwood) where my Grandfather was born in 1879. The following history of my family I know but I would be happy to share the details I,ve found about my early Vermont ancestors with you or whoever if you think it would prove helpful. I would also appreciate help in finding out who Capt. William Johnsons ancestors were and whether or not he fought in the Revolutionary War.


Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999

From: Craig Allen

I am searching for any information on my great grandfather. Fredrick Russell llen, Born: July 19, 1876, in Charleston, Vt. His father was Russell Allen, I have no other info on Russell. His mother was Lucy Jane Green. I had a search conducted through the state office in Montpelier, but no luck.


Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 21:29:20 -0500

From: Pat Comforti

I am helping my family put together our lineage and have found a few closed doors. I am looking for information about Onesime Verge/Thivierge born 1845 in Canada. His Children Valmore Antoine Verge,George, Arthur, Bertha, John and Joseph and maybe more. Onesime married a Phoebe Gokey. Valmore is my g-grandfather,born 1876 -1963 and married a Nora Adalaide Corrow born 1880 - 1943 of the Westfield, Vermont. Nora's Father was Joseph or John Corrow married to Phoebe Besow. Nora and Valmore lived in Westfield, VT. Valmore was born in Nicolet, Quebec. Their children were Isadore (John), Sadie, alter, Anna Mae, Pauline, Bertha, Delia, George, Albert and Wilfred Verge. Isadore is my grandfather born 1898 - 1988 and married Goldie Sheltra. Her father was Julius Sheltra married Emily Shover. If you have any information about any of these families I would deeply appreciate the info.


Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999

From: Laura Callier

Searching for any information on Anthony Traversy (b. Canada East 1785) and Nancy Lathe and their family of Salem twp. in Orleans Co.: Anthony Traversy m. Nancy Lathe c. 1817. Children: Ruel b. 1818, Sarah b. 1819, Roxanna b. 1820, Sally b. 1822, Moses b. 1823, Maria b. 1824, James M. b. 1827, Jeremiah b. 1828, Samuel B. b. 1830 (my grtgrt grandfather), Charles b. 1833, Mary b. 1836, Martha b. 1839. I was wondering if there is a genealogy society that searches for French Canadian/Vermont ties and a group that searches back into french Canada for ancestors (Traversy, or Langlois dit Traversy)?


Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999

From: Janice Lodge

For some years I have been trying to find information about my french canadian ancestors. According to the 1880 US census they were living in the town of Jay, Orleans Co. Their names were Peter Carrow and his wife Agnes Barau (sometimes spelled Baraw) Carrow. In the 1900 US census it appears that Agnes has died as Peter is living with his daughter (my g grandmother) Emma and her husband William Ellmore Brock at Troy, Orleans Co VT. To date information I have seen suggests that Agnes was born in a place called St Marys Canada East around 1833. Peter was born in Canada East, Oct 1822. I am having trouble locating this St Marys, I assume it is in the eastern township - perhaps a parish rather than a town? Also that the refernce to Canada East for Peter Carrow means eastern township area. I have noticed from other Jay vital records that there were quite a few recordings for other towns people who state their place of birth as St Marys Canada East. Can anyone shed any light on the location of this place St Marys? Or any of the names I have mentioned? Perhaps people who currently live in Jay may be able to assist with the location of this St Marys? I have come across another Baraw family living in Jay at the same time, an Ambrose Baraw and his wife Caroline Duette - could this be a relation, perhaps Agnes' brother? I'd appreciate any assistance.


Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999

From: Donna Bradley

I am searching for information on the parents of Cyreno Woodbridge THOMPSON b. 15 May 1825 in Coventry Falls, Orleans Co., Vermont. His parents were Samuel THOMPSON and Lucy WOODBRIDGE. I can find absolutely nothing on his parents. They had nine children including: Cyreno Woodbridge, Lucy, Samuel, William, David, Henry, Ranson, Martha, Harriett. We know that at least the first seven were born in coventry falls, with the last child born in about 1842. They must have spent quite a bit of time in Coventry Falls, but I can's seem to find anything. Any help would be sincerely appreciated. Please e-mail me direct if you should come up with any information.


Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999

From: Martin

I am looking for information on the Ingalls family. My great uncle, Roy Ingalls, still lives on the Ingalls farm on Irasburg Rd. in Orleans. I have this info on his parents. Any clarification of the dates or places of birth/death that I have would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999

From: Laurie Ransom

Hi I'm looking for information on my greatgreat grandfather and mother. They lived in Barton and were married there on Dec. 31 1903. He was a doctor her name was Mabelle Marietta Hull. any help would be greatly appreciated and if anyone knows anything about their parents or where I could get information.


Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999

From: Jack Chesmore

I would like to know about Daniel Chismore born around 1671, I believe in VT if not in England. Father Duncan Chismore.


Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999

From: Misty Catt

My great-grandfather was Charles M. Kimball, b 1860. I do not know what the "M" stands for, but I believe his father was born in Vermont and his mother, in New York. I believe Charles was born in either Toledo, or Cleveland, Ohio. His son's name was John W. Kimball, b. Toledo, Ohio. Believed to be descended from Heber C. Kimball.


Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999

From: Pat Collins

I am searching for information on the Collins family. They owned a 300+- acre farm, mostly dairy cows after the 1938 hurricane. Parents - Carroll and Iva (Cummings) Children - Clifton, Robert, Paul, Donald, Neil and Celia.


Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999

From: Katherine Shaw

Looking for parents of Sohia BROWN born 23 Apr. 1806 Barton, VT Md. Francis BLAKE died 8 Jan. 1881 Brownington, VT.


Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999

From: Donna

I am searching for a Samuel THOMPSON who married a Lucy WOODBRIDGE or RANSOM; son of Samuel THOMPSON. His children were born in Coventry or Coventry Falls, Orleans Co., Vermont. Samuel was married about 1824 and also may have died there between 1844 and 1866. His children were Cyreno, Lucy, Samuel, William, David, Henry, Ranson, Martha and Harriet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999

From: Dan Dunham

A partial listing of the Day Family Cemetery located in Coventry can be found at the following:


Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999

From: Diane Van Wormer

Seek parents and siblings of Catherine Baldridge Cutler b. ca 1770's. John was b. in Sturbridge, MA ca 1770; resided Hebron, NY and Jay Essex Co, NY by 1794. Baldridge family had possible connection to Orleans and/or Rutland counties.


Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999

From: Mark Ethan Allen

I am searching for the place of birth for Baxter Gilbert. From Census Records I have obtained that he was born in VT. Also an old history of Gensee Co., NY lists his birthplace as VT. He was born in May of 1798, and by 1815 was an inhabitant of Parma (now the part of which is called Darien), Genesee Co., NY. He married to Mary (surname unknown) who was also b in VT. They had eight children, and when he died he left a very large estate. I have traced the site of his homesite in Darien, Genesee Co., NY through old land transactions and various maps, and have traveled to the site which is very overgrown, but a rock foundation is still visable there. He is my 4th Great Grandfather, and I would like to know where his parentage comes from. I have spent 24 years on this fellow, researching and researching -- and other Gilbert researchers have not been successful either!


Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999

From: Denise Perkins

Seeking others researching, William Perkins b.1755 CT, moved to VT right after the Rev.War. Resided in Pomfret and then Woodstock, Windsor Co.,VT (1781-1805). Then moved to Stanstead, Quebec, Canada (1805-1837) but, used the courts in Derby, Orleans Co.,VT or Derby Line to sell off his property in Windsor Co.,VT. Need to find what happened to his wife, Martha (Claflin) Perkins b.1867 MA .


Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999

From: Alison Gnerre <>

Alfred T. Wilkie married Flora Edith Stimson in 1880's. Believed to have lived in Barton, VT. c Frederick, Winifred (b Nov 18, 1892), _______, & ______. Any info helpful.


Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999

From: Kay Sargent

I have relatives in the Orleans area where I still live, but I have found out very little information on the Starr family. If anyone has old Bibles or info please contact me. My line is Robert Arthur Starr to Arthur Robert to my dad Howard Basil.


Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999

From: Barbara Spear

Looking for information on Helen Rose Morancy. She may have married a Marcoux in Newport, Vermont. She was born around 1926 and died around 1940(?). My father does not know what became of his sister. He had heard that she may have committed suicide, but was left in the dark all these years.


Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999

From: Paul Moore

I am looking for any information about my Mother and Her family the Meuniers. My Mother Georgette Meunier was born in Craftsbury Vt. on 08/13/1916 to Anna and George Meunier. They owned farms at different times in Craftsbury, Hardwick, East Calise (miss-spelled) area. Georgette graduated from a High School in Hardwick and attended a convent School in early years in that area. She had two Brothers, Gerald and Rosaire. I would appreciate any information on Mothers birth records, sacrament records, She was Roman Catholic, and records of Her parents if any Marriage and Death records of Georgette's Father George.


Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999

From: Dean Quarrell

I am descended from the Lunderville family (William and Phoebe) who lived in Derby Line and Beebe Plain in the laate 19th and early 20th century. I have some family photos, and a few snippets of infomration consisting mostly of names of relatives. I am interested in finding out more about the family, and about life in that time and place generally. Are there people or agencies you could recommend for me to contact? There are probably relatives in the area still, and I'd love to contact them as well. I just have no way of knowing how to go about it, being completely unversed in genealogical search techniques and the like.


Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999

From: Nan Huff

I am looking for the parents of Bernard Royce (my grandfather) born 1873, died 1955 in West Charleston. He was married to Nellie Bushaw. I thought his father's name was Clarke, but can find no reference to this name.


Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999

From: Allen Gilmore

A Westmoreland, Keene Twn., Chesire Co, NH book says that Arba & Lovinia Gleason GILMORE left there and went to Coventry, VT about 1814. We know they are buried in Coventry, N.Y., Chenango County. They brought with them William GILMORE, age two, who is buried in Binghamton, Broome Co., N.Y. There were other brothers and sisters & their spouses, and their parents Lemuel and Chloe (?) GILMORE who came into N.Y. State about 1814. We think the book is in error, they would not have gone so far north in Vermont, then come so far into N.Y. State to a place of the same name Coventry. But has there been any record or other family to show that they had ever been in Coventry, VT. Had a reply from the Coventry, VT, clerk, said the their records were burned in 1912. That seems to be an old complaint, no Gilmore's in local Cemeteries up there, and what persons by the surname Gleason are too recent to make any judgement about, but I feel sure, since the ones we know about are buried in Coventry, N.Y., the book I have with the Coventry, VT thing in is in error. Possibly the person saw Coventry and just thought of the one in VT., first?


Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999

From: Kate

Looking for all Washburns in the Cty or surrounding counties. Especially looking for the children or relatives of Joseph, husband of Ruth Wetmore (she died in CT) I know there is a Joseph, Asahel, Amasa, Eratus Wetmore Nataiona, Cornwal, Set, Millicient, Lucinda Allin the time frame of 1750-1800.


Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999

From: Nancy Morin

I am looking for information about Germaine Reagan who use to live in Newport Vt. Her husband was a photographer in WW2. We used to correspond, but suddenly her letters stopped. She was like an aunt to me when we worked together in Manchester CT, I would like to know any information about her, whether she passed away etc.


Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 18:31:05 -0500

From: Jeff Barb Penny

Looking for information on Stephen B. WING, birth date unknown, of Troy, VT. He was a private in the 9th VT Volunteers, Co. E. I recently received his pension report from the National Archives that gives me his date of death--27 OCT 1864, in VA. He was married to Lutheria LITCHFIELD in Troy on 10 October 1855.


Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999

From: Gale Coffey

Looking for information on Edward Joseph Gilbeau born Sept. 30, 1900 in Westfirld, VT, son of Edward Gilbeau and Melvina Corrow. They had another son, William and two daughters, Effie and Eva.


Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999

From: Beth Rasmussen

My gr gr grandfather Job Jenne supposedly came from Derby, Vermont. He was born about 1800-1810. I believe his father was James Jenne m. to Betsey Corey. He migrated to Indiana and lived there the rest of his life. My gr-grandmother was Elizabeth Jenne of Fountain Co, In. She had a brother Eber. I did find a Job C. Jenne in Derby, but he was born in 1817. Could be the son of the Jenne I am looking for. Any help much appreciated. Beth Mail to: Beth Rasmussen, 3405 4th St., Brownwood, TX 76801


Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999

From: John R. Willette

Looking for information on Marion Derouche, b.1919, She m. Clarence Willett. b. 1912 in St. Albans. She was the daughter of Norman Derouche (Rock) b.1887, and Emma Eugenie Bean b. 1882 who was the daughter of Frederick(Ferdinand) Lefebvre(Bean) b 1857, and Mary Valley(ee) b.1856-57. Norman was the son of Lisem Derusha b abt 1850 and Emilie Frechette b. 1851. All these folks came from Canada around the Montreal area and settled in and around the Barton area. It appears that most of the Derouche, etc changed their name to ROCK, when they arrived or sometime after. The spellings of this name are many and varied. We are also looking for the parents of Ferdinand Lefebvre (Bean) b. 1857 in Barton, Orleans Co. VT. I am a son of Clarence and Marion Derouche Willett. Most are buried in the St. Pauls Cemetery in Barton.


Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999

From: Sharon

I seem to hit a wall on three of my families in Orleans. The first is the GREGORY family.George W. Gregory DOB abt.1855, place unknown George died @ Beebe on Dec.23, 1921, Buried in Fitch Bay P.Q.. When I went his stone was no longer there, he was flooded out, and they never found the stone. George was married to Ada C. Wood. They had four children, which I have some info on. I believe his father was Alonzo & Minerva ( Trac(e)y) Gregory as George W. of Fitch Bay signed as informant on Daniel Gregory's Death certif.. Other children of Alonzo and Minerva are; Asa,and Albert. And I have not been able to find Alonzo either. Alonzo Married Minerva April 11,1843 in Enosburg Vt. At the time of marriage he was a res. Of Fletcher VT. WOOD-- Looking for any info on Holbrook Wood and his wife Adeline QUIMBY they where married May 27,1855 in Dreby VT. The only child I know is Ada Cedora. CHAMBERLIN OF JAY VT---Azro B. (not the one from Newbury) I believe his father may have been Dea. Joshua Chamberlin, Mother Sophia Smith. ( Have their dates) Azro was born 1829/30 in Jay VT Died Dec.8, 1892, in Jay VT. I have not been able to find any birth or death record, I got death date off stone. He married first Ann CHASE. He married second, Sarah Elizabeth Rowell. Sarah and Azro's first child Henry was born in Montpelier VT. ( Sarah was from there) the rest of the children that I have found are born in Jay. I have been to Jay, North Troy, most of the town clerks in Orleans now know me rather well. I have been unable to find info.


Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999

From: Vincent & Sandy Scott

I am looking for information for a Henry C. Scott who was my husbands great-grandfather. On his death certificate place of birth was listed in Derby, Vermont. I sent to the State of Vermont for a birth record search and nothing turned up. He was born in March 1824 and died in April 1910 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Have no information on his parents as well. If anyone could help me with this puzzle I would be forever grateful. Perhaps there are some Scotts still in this area.


Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999

From: Georgia Gould-Lyle

We believe our great-grandfather, Nathan Gould, was born in the County of Orleans, Vermont on May 14, 1834. He died in Bristol, South Dakota, February 22, 1913. His father was George Gould born New Hampshire in 1806, and his mother was Mary/ Catherine Daniels. Siblings were George, Jr., John Whipple, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Olive (born 1835 Vt. Orleans Cty, married Willard Crandall/William Brown.) The family moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin and then Minnesota. We're trying to find further information about the origins of the Gould and Daniels families, and would appreciate your help with all our hearts. Unknown who George's parents / siblings were and Mary's father was Norman or Samuel Daniels. Also unknown siblings. Her mother may have been a Whipple. Mail to: Georgia Gould-Lyle, 1725 N. Lilac Drive, #24, Golden Valley, MN 55422. Phone 612/546-8715, Fax 612/546-2365. I am looking for information on George Gould b. 1806 and Mary Daniels b. 1811.


Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999

From: Penny Group

Looking for more information regarding Caleb Carpenter b 1775 Scituate, RI. Wife - Rhoda Dyer (father, Abijah Dyer). Living in Vermont from about 1795 to 1799 where two sons were born: John abt 1795-97 and Dyer 1799. Then moved on to Smithville, NY - Arcade, NY - Attica, Ohio. Would like to find out if Caleb was in Orleans Co. Vermont and more about these two sons.


Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:58:43 EDT

From: Charlene (Stone) Kaesviharn

Looking for info on my GGGftr Solomon Stone born in Newport, VT circa 1840 married Louisa Elizabeth Morse on 5 Jan 1861 in Derby, VT. Any information on either Solomon or Louisa would be appreciated.


Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999

From: Patricia A. Andruchuk

Looking for information about Fred Williams born 17 Jan, 1851 in West Derby. His parents were Moses Williams born 24 Jun,1821 place unknown and Jane ? possibly born in Canada.


Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999

From: Dawn Shepard

I am looking for any information on Eugene Putnam possible married to Harriet Burnham. He was born 1839 died 1876 and believe buried in Taftsville Cemetary VT. Father Luben also buried there.


Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999

From: Terrance D. Martin

Alfred Edward MARTIN, b. 20 Apr 1880 in Abercorn, PQ, married Ella P. THOMPSON, b. 31 Dec 1889 in Knowlton, PQ. Both are buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Orleans. They has a son - Donald Fred MARTIN, b. 12 Jul 1909 in Montgomery Ctr., who married my mother - Carrie Helena HOLMES, b. 23 Feb 1911 in Lenox, MA. In 1937 - she lived on Chandler Avenue in Orleans. Her parents were George F. HOLMES and Ernestine Mae JENKINS, b. 5 Apr 1886. She was daughter to Augustus JENKINS and Caroline MARTIN. They also had two other daughters - Mary Lowell HOLMES who lived for years in Barton. Married Raymond J. LUNGE. They are also buried in the cemetery in Orleans. Any INFO will be greatly appreciated on ANY of these families!


Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999

From: Terry Buchanan

My grandfather William Buchanan immigrated from Missisquoi County Canada in 1896 and naturalized 1900. My grandmother Josephine Mae Henrichon immigrated from Canada in 1884 and naturalized in 1900. They married and raised a family in Newport, VT. Any ideas on locating their naturalization records?


Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999

From: Beverly Vorpahl

I'm looking for the parents of William Nelson Ives, who was born in 1799. I have one piece of info that names them as William and Lydia -- but nothing else. A Nelson Ives was living with David Wood's family in the 1850 census in Lamoille, Orleans, VT. William Nelson Ives married Catherine HOPSON on Aug. 23, 1854 in Richford, Franklin, VT.


Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999

From: Donald Sanborn

Seeking to confirm or refute that the parents of my g-g-grandfather were Jonathan SANBORN 1782-1813 and Martha WATSON 1784-1842, who lived for a time in Danville, Caledonia Co., and who had one son, Joel b. 1806 Danville. Did they also have a second son, John, b. 1809, possibly born in Wheelock? This John, my g-g-grandfather, apparently studied medicine with a 1st cousin, Benaiah SANBORN, M.D. Univ. Vermont Medical School 1827 and became the first physician in East Charleston, Orleans Co, in 1836. Another 1st cousin, Anson SANBORN, s/o John and Delia Miles SANBORN, was superintendent of the Sabbath School in East Charleston [Navy] at the same time. Dr. John Sanborn set up his practice in Hardwick, Caledonia, about 1837 and married Caroline HARRINGTON, d/o Esq. Leonard HARRINGTON and Lydia IDE of St. Johnsbury. John and Caroline had 4 children and belonged to the M_E Church in South Hardwick, John and Caroline are both buried in the Maple Street Cemetery in Hardwick. John died in 1855. Also need Martha WATSON"S place of birth, marriage, and death and the names of her parents. Donald Sanborn, 1009 W. Camino Tierra Libre, Green Valley, AZ 85614-2860


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999

From: Traci Hoffmann

I am searching for information regarding my mother, born Mary Blanche Natalie Greene, in Newport, on June 19, 1935. Possible raised in a convent until the age of 7, when taken in by Raymond and Mary Gilman of Lyndonville, VT. The Gilmans moved to Brownville, ME in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and returned to Lyndonville at an unknown date. My mother married Carleton L. Brown from Milo, ME in 1955. Looking for any information regarding my mother's biological parents; names, dates and locations of birth, etc. Not looking to cause any kind of difficulties for biological family but rather searching for verification of my Native American bloodline, presumably Algonquin. Will respond to anyone able to provide any information.


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999

From: Dean Wolbach

Seeking information about Clarinda Crawford who married Rueben B. Cleveland sometime before 1868 and resided in Newport. They both may have been born there. They had a son, Edmund L Cleveland, in 1868.


Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999

From: Shannon May

Looking for info on the following families: George H. Ritchie d. 5 May 1908 in Derby, VT., his wife, Frances Carter was b. 7 July 1843 and died 5 July 1917 in Derby. Frances was the dau. of Eliphalet Carter d. 18 Oct. 1882 in Derby and his wife, Philena Adams d. 30 Dec. 1903 in Derby. Samuel Smith b. Jan 1829, d. 11 Dec. 1878 m. Melissa Currier who was b. Feb. 1835 in Brighton, VT., and d. 11 Jan. 1885. They lived at one time in Brownington, VT., and also in Island Pond, VT. Would like any info on Samuel, his siblings and/or parents.


Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999

From: Tom Ledoux

Would like to correspond with descendants of Henry E. Bedell, native of Westfield, Orleans County. He served in the Civil War and lived in Westfield before and after the war.


Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999


I am interested in information about the Clement/Clements of Barton Landing and Irasburg in the middle to late 1800's. How would I find out where were buried or any other public records of that time?


Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999

From: Holly Martin

I am searching for any information regarding the birth of Royal E. Barry/Berry. He was born in Derby, supposedly in 1824. Would his parents be Nathan Barry/Berry and Olive Brown? Any information would be appreciated. This family removed to Brome County, Quebec where Royal married Martha White.


Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999

From: Jason Place

My name is Jason Place, and I live in Lebanon, NH. My family on my dad's side came from the Derby / Newport area, and I'm trying to get some serious leads in my geneaolgy research. There are Place's still residing in Newport / Derby, that are relatives or half relatives, and I've come to your area a few times and even managed to visit my dad's birth home which is now a beauty salon. Here is my info: Father : Maurice Lysle Place, Son of Lysle Place and Clarene Corliss (from Quebec, Canada) they also had another son, Arnold who died in CA a few years back. Lysle father was Charles Place. I also believe Electa Magoon married Charles?


Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999

From: D. Van Dyke

I am searching for info about Cornelius Van Dyke who married Sarah Soper. We think that they lived in Orleans County about 1798-1809. Their daughter was reported born in Holland, Orleans Co in 1801.


Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999

From: Dawn Shepard

I am searching for Eugene Putnam and his father Lubin Putnam. Eugene was born 1839 and died 1876 his father Lubin 1803 died 1836. They may be in Taftsville VT cemetary buried next to each other. I am at a standstill as I cannot get information on Eugene my great Grandfather. His daughter Edith married David Sumner Steele of Hartland VT. David's father married Mattie Sumner and they resided in mansion on four corner in Hartland. Do believe recently the house was turned into a bread and breakfast. Any how my dad never talked about his family and I so want to find out about my grand father David Sumner Steele and my great Eugene Putnam. I have all kinds of family if I can connect Eugene and Lubin. Willing to pay for any help. Lubin was born Reading twp Windsor, VT son of Archelaus Putnam. Anything on Eugene verifying his marriage to Harriet Burnham would even be a start. I mailed to VT but seem to go to wrong places as I have 28 dollars invested and not one bit of info. I Know for a fact The Sumner /Steele are known family in VT and that David and his sister Mary was born there and he later married Edith Putnam and they divorced. I never got to meet them or did dad talk about them at all so this search is for me and I dare say I am at a lost as to what I should do next. I have much material on these families going many years back, but on David or Eugene and more recent family tree it is a blank wall. Do you have any idea what I should do next? I need to find someone to do look -up and reasonable as I am in Arizona and not able to get to Vermont .


Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999

From: Donna (Dunham) Jones

Looking for information on the parents of one Oliver Dunham b bet 1840 to 1845 in the Lowell Vermont, Orleans County. Fathers name is Ebenezer (Ebeneser) according to Oliver's marriage Certificate. Any information would be appreciated.


Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999

From: Dick Gardner

I am looking for information regarding Levi Allen b. cir 1805 and his son George Washington Allen b. 1842 in Coventry. George had a brother, Cassius Levi Allen, a son Cassius Allen and a daughter Alice N. Allen, both children born in Coventry. Alice was married to Calvin Gardner in Barton. I am particularly interested in when and where Levi Allen was born and who his parents were.


Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999

From: Brandy

Does anyone have any connections or information on these people? Henry Chester DUDLEY married Ellen Louise FORD. In 1865 they had a daughter named Hattie in Orleans Vermont. Hattie Louise DUDLEY married Charles Henry LEE abt 1883 in Orleans Vermont. They had the following children:

Mabel A LEE 1884 in Orleans VT; Fern Henry LEE abt 1889 in Lyndonville VT; Erma LEE Nov 22 1891 in Lyndonville; Edith LEE 1894 in Orleans VT; Jasper LEE abt 1896 in Orleans VT


Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999

From: Wanda Wedge Greathouse

Searching for grave location for Ezra Wedge, died around time of the Civil War. I have note that states he is buried in Orleans Co., VT.


Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999

From: Jalanne Barnes

I'm looking for the names of any the McCabe family of Essex Co. and the locations of the cemeteries in which I might find them. I've found several cemeteries in Island Pond, but no McCabes. I've been told they are mostly in the Morgan area, but I only found one small cemetery -- Center Cemetery -- and two McCabes. I could sure use some information. Driving all over the back roads is so time consuming!


Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999

From: Debbie

I'm trying to fine information on my gr-gr-grandfather who was born in Vermont in 1800. His name is Hiram Page. This is all I know about him.


Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999

From: Jonathan Bechard

I am looking for any information on birth/marriage records of Alfred Bechard, born about 1886(plus or minus) to Victoria Trudelle, born around turn of century. Alfred is my grandfather, who later moved to the Detroit area. All that I know is that he had relatives in New England. Jonathan Bechard, Programmer/Analyst, Direct Alliance Corporation, desk: (480) 446-2006 fax: (480) 902-1158


Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999

From: Janet Counts

I am looking for any information about Burton Chandler. He was born in North Troy. I do not have a date. He married Bernice May Houston in 1893. She was born on July 16,1874. She was born in Troy, VT. They had only one child whose name was Merle Chandler and she was born in 1900. She married Harold E. Young on June 10, 1921 in St. Johnsbury, VT. They had two children: Bernice Young Smith and Harold Eugene Young.


Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999

From: Keith Barnard

Searching for the siblings of a Asa Barnard who was living in Hyde Park, Orleans County, VT according to the 1820 and 1830 census. Asa was born in NH about 1886 and died around 1846. There are two known children, Heman and Wellington; however, it is believed there were others.


Date: Sun, 06 Jun 1999

From: Margaret Sessions

I am searching for a birth of my gr-grandfather and grandfather who were born in Craftsbury I believe. My gr-grandfather was James McConnell, father Charles McConnell and mother Charity Herring, my grandfather was Charlie Edwin Herring McConnell child of the former. He was born about 1884. If you can help me it would be much appreciated. I live in Florida and am disabled and cannot travel to Vt although I have always wanted to come there and NH because I'm told it is so beautiful, plus all my dad's people are there. My dad, Charlie Edwin McConnell 12/28/1918 may also have been born there, not sure if he was born here or in Hardwick.


Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999

From: Douglas Fish

I am searching for the ancestors of John Eli Willey, b. 1865, d. 1928 and Clara T. Lawson, b. 1870, d. 1930. They are buried in Newport Ctr., Vermont cemetery with three sons, Clinton, Melvin, and Morris. Another son, Vernon L. Willey, b. 1901, Troy,Vt., d. 1981, Newport, Vt., was buried in Coventry, Vt. A daughter, Dicea Romano was last known to be in White River Jct., Vt. One of John and Clara Willey's grandchildren said it was thought that he might have been born under another name, possibly Ward, and brought up by a Willey family. Also, I am looking for information on William M. Brown, b. 1841 in Holland, Vermont and his wife, Caroline Peters, b. 1842, born in Patton, P.Q. Family rumors have it that she was a native American.


Date: Sat, 29 May 1999


Searching for info on Theodore Lionel Broome born 3-19-1903 in the Orleans area. Married Laura Labounty born 12-1-1908 somewhere around Newport or Coventry. Theodore's father was Thomas Broome and His mother was Zelda Kimball. Thomas was born in England and may have entered US by way of Canada as a child. He may have had a twin named William. Laura's father may have been named George. Her mother's name was Imedia (or maybe Imelda) Gilbert. Theodore and Laura moved to the St. Johnsbury area probably around late 1940 early 1950. Had 13 children.


Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999

From: Delmer Tibbits

My grandfather was married twice in Orleans County, VT and I am looking for any information on him or his wives and family. ERNEST HARRISON TIBBETTS (b. 8 April 1871 in Broome, Quebec, Canada d. Aug. 2, 1944 in Haverhill, NH. Father: Joseph Tibbetts (b. Canada), Mother: Saloma Stone (b. Canada). Ernest Harrison Tibbetts married: LAURA LOUISA AIKEN b. 1878 in Sutton Prov. of Quebec.) Ernest and Laura married 6 May 1896 in Troy, VT. Children of Ernest Tibbetts and Laura Aiken are: Male Tibbits, b. 4 Jul 1897 in Troy, VT; d. 4 Jul 1897 in Troy, VT. Laura Tibbetts, b. 23 Nov 1900 in Newport, VT; d 23 Nov 1900 in Newport, VT.

William Walter Tibbits, b. 26 May 1902 in Newport, VT. Female Tibbits, b. 6 Oct 1903 in Troy, NY; d. 6 Oct 1903 in Troy, VT. Charles Tibbetts, b. 1 Jul 1905 in Troy, NY. Charles married Mabel Fuller 19 Mar 1929 in Troy, VT. MAUDE MARYANN HUDSON: Maude Mary Ann Hudson (b. 1888) married Ernest Harrison Tibbits. Sept 11, 1909 in Richford, VT. She was 19 and he was 32 years of age. Maud's father: George Hudson: birthplace England Maud's mother: Harriet Cope: birthplace England. No know children.

ANNA LOUISE LATOUR (b. Aug. 20, 1908 in Sutton, Quebec, Canada -d. Dec. 24, 1963 in Barton, VT age 71) Ernest and Anne married in 1912 in Canada. Anna's Father: Richard Latour

Anna's mother: Rose D. Beaudry. Children of Ernest Tibbetts and Anna Latour are: Ralph Harrison 2 Tibbits, born 15 Jul 1912 in Derby, Vt.; died 18 Mar 1993 in White River Jct., VT

Richard Ernest Tibbits, born 15 Jan 1915 in Barton, Vt.; died 1984 in Lebanon, NH. Harold Tibbits, born 9 Sep 1917 in Barton (Orleans) Vt.; died 29 Mar 1989 in Canaan, NH. Forrest Eugene Tibbits, born 26 Oct 1919 in Barton (Orleans) Vt.; died 30 Nov 1988 in Lebanon, NH.

Gertrude Geneva Tibbits, born 5 Jan 1922 in Barton, Vt.; died 30 Mar 1922 in Barton, VT. Frederick William Tibbits, born 13 Feb 1923 in Barton, Vt.; died 13 Feb 1923 in Barton, VT.

Theodore LeRoy Tibbetts, born 23 Jun 1924 in Barton, Vt.; died 2 Dec 1986 in St. Johnsbury, VT. Henry Naison Tibbetts, born 2 Dec 1925 in Barton (Orleans) Vt.; died 27 Feb 1993 in Hanover, NH. Irene Pearl Tibbits, born 10 Jun 1931 in Barton, Vt.; died Jan 1972 in Mohegan Lake, NY. Elmer Leon Tibbetts, born 26 Jul 1937 in Barton (Orleans) Vt.; died 2 Nov 1986 in Washington, DC. Ernest's last named my have changed spelling over the years to TIBBITS.Delmer Tibbits


Date: Thu, 20 May 1999

From: Beverly (Lanpher) Weiter

Seeking information on nationality and origin of name: Lanpher. My father was born in Newport and had traced his family back to Grandfather(his) in Magog, Que, but lost the trail due to fire at courthouse and all records destroyed.


Date: Sun, 16 May 1999


Searching for information on Hiram Mason Works b. 1 December 1798 Craftsbury twp, VT s/o Hiram Mason Works. Hiram Mason Works b. 7 May 1832 Craftsbury twp, VT, The 3rd Hiram married a Lincoln and they moved to Iowa abt 1850-60. Have the family history from there to the current time. Have no information of brothers or sisters of any of the three. They are my grandfather and gr-grandfather and gr-gr grandfather.


Date: May 10, 1999

From: Linda Knight

I am looking for information on my gr-grandfather and his family. William Alonzo Pettis b. ca 1850-1865 Jay, VT; d. 1929-1930 Littleton, NH; parent's names unknown but father was English and mother was Irish. One known sibling, Horace. William was married 5 times but all I have is first name of my gr-grandmother, Ada. They had Clarence b. 1883, Freeborn b.1886, Elsie b.?. They later divorced and Ada married Willis Cluff {Clough}.


Date: Sat, 8 May 1999

From: Brandy Hanson

Looking for marriage notice from 1883 possible published in any of the newspapers from Orleans Vermont? I live in CA. so if the info is only in Vermont I have no way of getting to it!


Date: Tue, 04 May 1999

From: Herbert Boyce Sr.

Looking for info on the Damon family of Barton, VT 1800-1900, specifically Peter and Clarence


Date: Tue, 4 May 1999

From: Kathy

Am seeking parentage of my g-grandparents of Derby Line Vermont. Any help

would be appreciated. Ida Jones DOB 1848? died 1869. Married Wells Palmer of Derby Line.

Children: Byron Linwood Palmer b. 1867 in Derby Line; Leon Palmer b.1869 (he was raised in Derby Line by the Jones family).


Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999

From: Marge Riley

Looking for a Diantha (Dudley) who live in Barton Vt. dont know if married or not. Some where around 1850-1880. Any lookup would be appreciated. Have no way to check VT card file of vital records, and hate to pay 7.00 each by mail for a search of this family. Father Julius Dudley, Mother Italy Thompson, siblings Era, Jonas and Sidney. Most prob b Colchester, so far but may have lived, Colchester, and other places.


Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999

From: Regi Milßn

I am searching for family originating in Potton Township, Brome County, later emigrating to Derby, Vermont. Records of late 1900s show additional migration to New York and Massachusetts. I am interested in any info connecting to these individuals before or after the following dates. Please note that many of these dates are approximated from combined sources of research. Patrick NORTON (1823) married Alfreida EMMERSON (b. 1828 VT)


Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999

From: Nancy Eddins Helms

I am researching the ancestors and descendants of AIKEN GELO who died in the Civil War and is buried at Andersonville, GA. He is said to have come from Newport City, Vermont. Any information will be be appreciated.


Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999


I'm looking for Richard Robinson and Wife Elizabeth here is what I have: Descendants of Richard Robinson b: Abt. 1790 in _________NH?_________ d: in _________NH?_________ . +Elizabeth Thompson b: Abt. 1795 in _________NH?_________ d: in _________NH?_________ ..... Rebecca Robinson b: August 20, 1814 in England? d: September 26, 1882 in Greensboro, Orleans, VT ......... +Jeremiah Woodward b: February 02, 1808 in Peacham, Caledonia, VT d: January 26, 1897 in Lyman, York, ME ............ Richard Woodard b: 1842 ............ Elizabeth T. Woodward b: October 08, 1844 in Peacham, Caledonia, VT d: June 06, 1925 in Dayton, York, ME ................ +Andrew Mooers ............Benjamin F. Woodard b: 1847.


Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999

From: Louise Gervais

Need more info about Michael Connoly b. 1764 and died circa December 3 th, 1853 in Holland, Orleans, Vermont. Buried in Mead Hill cemetery. His wife is Nancy Mackenna who died circa March 6 th, 1868 same place. I would like to have their descendants because they have a connection in Canada.


Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999

From: Caroline Haley

I am seeking information on the ancestors of Joseph Jacobs who married Corinna Shepard, in 1827. They lived in Brome County, Quebec. Their daughter Elvira married Uriah Smith Scovill. Other descendants moved to Troy, Vermont.


Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999

From: Kurt and Sandi Nelson

I am seeking help in a genealogical search for Elisha Quimby. I do not have much, I would guess he was born circa 1810-1815. He married Sally Mecum. They had at least one child: Abigail (Abbie) Quimby, Born April 17, 1836 in Newport, Vt. She married Nathan Drwon abt 1854, and she died March 27, 1914 in Brownington. I found two Elisha Quimby's on the 1850 census but neither are the right one.


Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999

From: Tea Time

Looking for Paul Warner. Last known residence Westfeild VT. Died in 1923 of undetermined car wreck. Would like info on family and the history on him.


Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999

From: Dana (Nighthawk) Edgecomb

Looking for parents of Mary Jane BRUNELLE, b. 8 May 1862, Albany, VT. Parents names are John or Joseph BRUNELLE and Cadie LACROIX.


Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999

From: Bob & Jerri Saunders

Researching the family of Charles Frederick SAUNDERS b. 8 Nov. 1822, New York City, NY; parents John and Maria (_______) SAUNDERS; m. (1) Orinda FULLER (1818-?), 24 June 1840, Potton, Quebec, Canada; m. (2) Harriet WHITEHOUSE (1823-1888), 1850-1860, place unknown; resided New York City, 1822 and Troy, Orleans Co., VT, 1850, 1860 and 1870; d. 12 Apr. 1879, Troy, VT; buried (south) Troy, VT. Chn. - Charles F., Jr., b. 1841, probably Troy, VT; William b. 1851, Troy, VT; and Maria b. ?, m. _____ HASKINS. Orinda m. (2) _____ WILCOX, date and place unknown. Orinda, Charles and William resided in OR. Vital records about Maria, daughter of Charles, have not been located. Would like to know more about the family history. Be glad to share information. Please post a followup in the forum and email for quickest reply.


Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999

From: Bonnie (McDonald) Meyerand

I am searching for information on MORRIS McDONALD, born in Barton, Vermont, abt. 1870. He married MARIA FLANIGAN of Cleveland, Ohio. Marriage date and place unknown. They lived in Rankin, PA., abt. 1895 as they had two children born in Rankin. William Edward b. 1895 and Margaret, b. 1898. I just found this info off of a baptismal records search for my grandfather. Please any info would be great.


Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999

From: Sue Breeyear

I am looking for information on ELLEN MARSH of Holland, Vermont, who married Matthew Whitehill of Morgan in 1865. Also am searching for information about the burial place of MOSES WHITEHILL, said to have died during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864. He's listed as being from Sherburne on the regimental roster, although I have proof that he was living in Morgan right before he left for the war.


Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999

From: Brenda Hackett

I am trying to locate the records of the Free Baptist Church of West Derby. My g-greatmother and g-grandfather were married there on October 1, but there is no year. Probably around 1889. I am also trying to find baptismal records.


Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999

From: Shirley Doig

Would like to know if there were any Congregationalist Churches in Derby in the 1800s to early 1900s? If there was are records available from them?


Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999

From: Joe Chase

John & Sally [Sarah] (HOYT) CHASE settled in Craftsbury, Orleans Co, VT around 1830. They had 10 children: John, Lucinda, Moses, Willard Trussel, Hannah Hoit, George H, Henry, Sarah Jane, Samuel Willis, & Ambrose. John & Sarah are probably buried somewhere in the Craftsbury area. I am particularly interested in John & Sally, and the following children: Lucinda b. 30 Jan 1819, d.25 Oct 1854, m. Horace RAWSON; George H., b.2 Apr 1828, d. 1911, m. Catherine Upham HOYT; Henry b. 9 Sept 1832, d. 25 Mar 1871, m. Paula PROCTOR; Sarah Jane b.7 May 1835, d.26 Jul 1880, m. J.W. ALLEN; Ambrose b. 18 Oct 1839, d. 7 Oct 1891, 1st m. Mary BRYDEN, 2nd m. Fannie HARRIMAN. Anyone with family ties are encouraged to contact me.


Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999

From: Charlene Bush

Looking for information on my g-g-grandfather, George W. Pierce, born in Orleans county Vermont on November 1838. I have not been able to track a birth record. His death certificate lists his father as Daniel W. Pierce. He served in the 8th regiment, company G from the state of Penn during the Civil War. Any leads would be most helpful.


Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999

From: Terry Nichols

Looking for Vermont census index information for Vermont? Specifically, for a John "Moody" Sias, b. in Danville, Caledonia, VT. in 1799/1800, suspect he was in the Derby area, Newport, in 1800-1830's. His father, John Sias and Sarah Kittredge Sias moved to Derby in 1800/1802. Moody was the first of nine children. I'm looking for his marriage record. Supposedly, he had three children... Caiara, Eunice and Alfred. Any direction would be appreciated.


Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999

From: Bob & Jerri Saunders

Researching the family of Frederick WHITE FULLER b. 1787, Stafford Tsp., Tolland Co., CT; parents James and Lucretia (WHITE) FULLER; m. Mary HEATH, 25 Sep. 1817, Troy, VT; resided Stafford, CT, 1787, Warren, Worcester Co., MA, 1790, Vershire, Orange Co., VT, 1795+, and (south) Troy, VT, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870; d. 26 Dec. 1870, (south) Troy, VT; buried (south) Troy, VT. Chn. - Orinda (1818-?), Adna (1819-1891), Dana (ca. 1826-after 1870), Frederick J. (ca. 1831-1873), Harriett Ann (ca. 1834-?; m. George Delos (HUNT). Frederick was a veteran of the War of 1812. Would like to know more about the family history. Be glad to share information.


Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999

From: Fred Mc Fadden

Looking for all cousins decendents of John Henry Goewey b. 1810 and wife Wealthy

T. Crossman b. 1812 Vermont, of Orleans county. Know Families are Atwood, Brown,Crossman,King,Goewey,Moorehouse,McFadden.


Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999

From: Mary Kinney

I'm looking for cemeteries in Irasburg, that were being used 1896 and perhapes where Amanda (Edson) Kinney who died 5 June 1896 may be buried. Also, if you know of a newspaper in that area, at that time, that may have had an obituary for Amanda Kinney?


Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999


Looking for information on my Gr, gr, gr, Grandparents, who lived in and around Orleans County in Troy, and Jay. They also lived in Fairfield in Franklin county as well.


Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999

From: Tucky

I am interested in the following family: Jacob O. Douglass b. May 17, 1828 and died Oct. 19, 1909; married Elizabeth June Corrow 17 Nov. 1858 - Elizabeth (Lizzie) b. May 16, 1842 and died May 13, 1917. Both are buried in St. John of the Cross Cemetery in East Albany, Vt. along with a son, M. Clellan who died in Waterbury, Vermont 10 Nov. 1917 at 28 years of age. The 1860 census shows Jacob Douglass age 40, blacksmith; Lizzie Douglas, age 17 and Louis Douglas age 7 months. This was in Coventry, Vermont. Other children were Cassandra Salome born 4 Jan 1868 in Irasburg or Craftsbury or Coventry (my great grandmother) who married a William H. Felix; Clara Ann married ?? Preston and lived and died in Malone, NY; Jerry married Lizzie ?? and buried in Hardwick, VT; Arthur; Horace who married Addie Sicely of Marshfield and he died in FL - they had two sons Carl (in Florida) and Leroy (in CT). I would like to hear from any possible relatives of any of these people


Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999

From: Shirley Miller Esquivel

Seeking information on William James Miller, born May 13, 1869/70, perhaps in Clarenceville, Quebec. He married Abbie Dill or Abbie Berl Corliss on May 11, 1908 in Brighton, VT. They lived in East Charleston on a farm and had three children (all born in East Charleston): Rachel Sarah Miller - born June 25, 1909 (died shortly after birth), Nellie Beatrice Miller - born August 13, 1911 and John Burton Miller - born July 6, 1914. Abbie died a week after giving birth to John Burton. Does anyone have information on this family?


Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999


I am searching for the HORHAM surname. Jonathan Horham was living in Irasburg, Orleans County, VT in 1800 possibly (not confirmed). He had a son, Daniel Horham, who lived in Barton, Orleans County, VT during the war of 1812. I believe Daniel came to Orleans County, VT around 1800 with his father, Jonathan. Daniel is in Indiana by 1821. Jonathan was in the 1810 census (I believe) in Orleans Co., VT. I suspect that Jonathan probably died in Orleans County. I would like to know if anyone can look this up for me or knows more about the family. I do not know who Jonathan's parents are.


Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:41:01 -0800

From: Noelle Lynn

Looking for information on the VERNER family (VERNER, John Robert b. 1852, Island Pond, VT.). I believe John's parents came from New Brunswick, Canada and settled in VT for a short time. John's father (name unknown) died when he was 1 yr. old. John's mother (Ann?) lived until he was 14 yrs. old. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999

From: Larry Magoon

Looking for information on the mother of Carroll Nelson "Cad" Magoon who was born 4 July 1873. The son of Alexander Magoon born 5 Aug 1853 and married Rebecca Sophronia Chandler 4 Jul 1877. Was there a first wife that I don't have record of? They were in the Glover area and were my great grandparents.


Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999

From: Scott A. Wheeler

Looking for information relating to the ancestors of William Wheeler. William was born in the Potten / Leadville area of Quebec in 1885 and later moved to Orleans County. He married Marie Ida Davio of Beebe. He died in Newport, VT in 1962. It's possible that William's father's name was also William.


Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999


Looking for information on Aurelius Morse married to Louisa Morse (possibly the daughter of Leonard Morse-born 1775- and Elizabeth [Betsey] White). They may have been the parents of John Aurelius Morse who was my great-great grandfather. John Aurelius Morse married Martha Letetia Patterson. John Aurelius Morse was born in Craftsbury, Orleans County, VT. on Aug. 31, 1851.


Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999

From: Joe/Janet Hendricks

I am looking for a Hovey Cemetery. 3 ancestors are said to be buried there (1800s). One said to have died Aug 14 1884, Albany, VT named Joshua HYDE was born Oct 6, 1770, Windham CT. His son Parley HYDE,(b.Oct 23, 1804 in Randolph, VT died July 8, 1873.) and Parley's wife Rhoda (RUSSELL) HYDE (born May 13, 1806 in Danville; died Nov 19, 1881)were also buried there. Do you have any reference to there having been, or still being a Hovey Cemetery?--Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.


Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999

From: Steven Garceau

Looking for the parents and any other information available on EDWARD DENNIS BUSHEY died 16 June 1933 in North Troy, Orleans County, Vermont. His first wife is unknown and second wife was Lena Maud (Martin).


Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999


I am looking for information about Sials Peaslee(ey) and his wives Martha Green and Mary McGaffey between 1795 and 1830 in the Derby VT and Stanstead Canada area. Looking for information on their children.


Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999

From: Sue Smith

Looking for any info on family of Nelson Baldwin, b. abt 1868 in Craftsbury, VT., wife Emma Leach b. Eden removed to Cabot, son. Henry Baldwin, b. 1891 Cabot


Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999

From: Janet Clark

Looking for information on my Father, Wayne George or George Wayne Kelley, his mother's name was Beatrice Kimball and his father's last name was Hart, first name unknown. My father was born January 31, 1925, with a birth name of Earl Richard Kimball. Adopted Aug 17, 1925 by Charles Arthur and Myrtle Laura Kelley at Newport City, VT, County of Orleans. Please E-Mail if you have any information pertaining to this, my family would truly like to know our background.


Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999

From: Shirley Doig

I live in N.S. Canada and was wondering if the old newspapers of Orleans Co. carried such items as births and obits.? My grandfather Herbert Rogers was born there in 1867 and his son Raymond in 1887 or 88 near Newport. Is it possible to trace such events this way?


Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999


Seeking information on my great-grandmother, ADELLA JANE NILES, daughter of WILLIAM FRANK(LIN?) & MARGARET (AYERS) NILES, born 3 October 1857 in Newport, VT. WILLIAM was from Wheelock, VT, MARGARET was from Canada (?). ADELLA married ISAAC CALVIN COPELAND, 24 Sep 1885, place unknown. Did she have other siblings? Are her parents buried locally? Would like to be in contact with anyone who can help. Greg Krzyzak, 518 Bowstring Dr., Clifton, CO 81520-7981 (970) 434-0605.


Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999

From: Rich and Marian Bruce

I am looking for information on Joseph B. Skinner b. 1841 in Irasburg. He had at least 2 brothers -twins Oscar and Olin. His home is listed as Barton on his Civil War discharge.


Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999


Am seeking information..hopefully birth or baptism of Ida Jones. Know she died in 1869 and was buried in Derby Line Vermont. She married Wells Palmer and had 2 sons. The oldest son being my grandfather, Byron Palmer. He was born In Derby Line as well.


Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999

From: Mary Jane

Searching for Elliot / Blake connection. A family is listed at Morgan 1860 page 89 with Blake and Elliot in the same household. My ancestor Cynthia Louise Blake's maternal grandparents surname was Elliott according to family legend. I have not found a marriage or documentation to prove this. I do not have the parents of Cynthia Blake. She married J W Hurlburt Carr. Date unknown . Their eldest child was born in 1846.


Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999

From: Julia Walker Ritterbush

Would like to contact descendants of George AVERY, JR and Eliza Jane (Jennie) SMITH, who were married in Lowell, 1863, and moved to Kansas. Have much SMITH ancestry to share. COLBATH - SMITH Would like to contact descendants of Winthrop and Mary (SMITH) COLBATH, who were living in Lowell, 1860. Have much SMITH ancestry to share.


Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999

From: Ken Dworschak

Interested information on the family of Frank JENNE (Jan 20, 1893-Sep, 1965) and Mabel BOTHWELL (Jun 26, 1893-Oct, 1975) who lived in Newport, Vermont for my BOTHWELL family history.


Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999

From: Linda Benoit

Looking for relatives of Charles Mary Taylor & Adeila Mason Taylor- great-grandparents- my father Lawrence Gordon Place was born in Newport. My grandmother was Adeline B. Taylor Place, born in or around Newport, only child. Her aunt was Margaret Mason Collins and she had 2? brothers, Frank and Napoleon Mason. Only info I have.


Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999

From: Sybill Trachier

I am seeking information on Eusebe (Zeb) Thibodeau who presumably was born in Irasburg in or about 1870 to George Thibodeau and Marguerite Lacombe. I am hoping there is record of a birth with more information about his parents.


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999

From: Donna G. Jones "DJ"

Looking for information on an Oliver Dunham who married a Miranda Durivage. Children include an Eugene Elmer b. March 27, 1870 d. Dec 13, 1967. Lowell, Vermont.


Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999

From: Stacey Johnston

I am looking for info n William Johnston's family. William was born Nov 12, 1883 in Scotland, died December 31, 1963 in Newport, VT, I believe. He married Mary McBain in Compton, Qc August 1906. She was born Jan 24th, 1884 in Scotland, Died Dec 23rd, 1979 in Newport, VT, I believe. William had charge at the Butterfield farm in Lake Park, VT where I believe he worked for quite sometime. I would like to have info on their children, which I think they only had 2-son named Gordon & a daughter named Mary. Gordon married a lady by the name of Helen (and have atleast 2 children) & Mary married a Dr. Rublee (not aware if they have any children), who passed away in 1968. My grandfather was recently told that Mary is still living but is in poor health. Se is in a Newport area nursing home. Looking for any info or suggestions of where to look.


Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999

From: A. Kellaher

I am looking for any information regarding the family lines of Freeman Mason and wife Hazel (Pronto) of Albany VT. 6/3/1900 and 4/19/08 respectively (my grandparents). Resided with relatives George and Sam, both born 10/13/1894 and a Chelsia born 10/2/1916. I believe the they were the brothers and sister of Freeman. I understand they were of French and possibly of Abnaki descent.


Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999

From: Sue Ann Russell

Looking for information on Miles Gray b. 1819 in Holland, VT and his wife Marion Blake b. 1821 in Derby, VT as well as their son John Gray b. 1846 in Lunenburg, VT. Very happy to share info!


Date: 25 Feb 1999

From: Martin H. Lahue

I am searching for relatives on my mothers side, Dorothy E. Paquin, born in Newport, Vermont, on February 19, 1904. She died last January, 1998, and is buried in her family's plot at Pinegrove Cemetery in Newport, Vermont. There are six other family members also buried in the Paquin family plot. They are: Hannah Daniels (1827 - 1903); Fred Paquin (1879 - 1906); Cora Paquin (1881 - 1906); Ethel M. (died 1908); and Henry and May (1885 - 1930; 1867 - 1932). Any information at all would be appreciated, since my brother, Carl, and I have no information at all about relatives on our mother's side of the family. Dorothy E. Paquin married Maurice C. Lahue.


Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999

From: J. Forrestal

Looking for ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MUSGROVE of Derby, VT. They are listed as family members on obituary notice of a Mr. William HUMPHREY of Orford, Province of Quebec. (HART, DRENNAN, HUMPHREY)


Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999

From: Richard Payeur

I am looking for any information on William Roy and Rose (Hall) Roy. I understand she died in Lowell, Mass, but, was buried in Orleans Cemetery. She was a long time resident in Northern, Vermont and may have lived for some time in Barton. She died on November 29, 1976. I would like very much a copy of her obituary. William died in Vermont around 1962, he is also buried in Orleans cemetery.


Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999

From: Cindy Walcott

Looking for information about John COOMER and ife Sarah, of Glover. John was born in NH. Their daughter Sarah, born 1819 Glover, married Asiel WALCOTT about 1836 Glover. Also, Looking for information about parents of Cordelia Narzette FULLER who married George WALCOTT , 1865 Glover. Her parents were James FULLER and Ann GOODWIN of Glover. Does anyone have further information about James FULLER?


Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999


I am looking for information on Aurelius Morse married to Louisa Morse (father Leonard Morse b. 10 oct 1775 in Woodstock Ct). Aurelius and Louisa had a son, John Aurelius Morse born in Craftsbury on Aug 31, 1851.


Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999

From: Karen Benanti

Looking for any information on DANIEL KENNASTON / KENASTON born in Montpelier, VT. Between the yrs of 1795 and 1806. He married LYDIA HARRINGTON of Lexington, MA 1828 or 1830. There children's names were Lydia, Ira, Isaac. Any information that can be provider would greatly be appreciated.


Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999

From: Clyde Prior

My G Grandfather is Bertrum George SIAS b 19 Jul 1873 in Coventry, Orleans Co. I am looking for information on his father George M. SIAS, m Sarah EDMUNS and previous generations. William SIAS b 25 Jul 1876, Coventry, Orleans Co. is brother to Bertrum. Family history suggests Canada.


Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999

From: Art Kay

My Grandparents are buried in Holland Vermont Charles & Harriet Bryant along with their son, Arthur. I have lived in California for the past 30 years & was just told that my mother, Myrtle Kay, is also buried with them. Is there a way of finding out what cemeteries are in Holland Vermont, & if the data is correct?


Date: Sat, 13 Feb 99

From: Barbara Krueger

Looking for someone to help me. Charles McNeal HAMILTON. born 6 Aug, 1810 in Bath, NH became a physician and practiced until at least 1839 in Troy, VT. He married Jane Holman Carey in Troy 2 March 1835 and their first two children were born in Troy. My query in not geneaoloical in nature but this - What did it take to be a doctor those days? I have done some searching on the web but have not found any good leads. Barbara Krueger, Hartland, MI


Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999

From: Dorothy Champion Maslyn

I am searching John Stevenson and Nancy Baker Stevenson. I would like information where this couple is buried. John and Nancy Stevenson lived in this area abt 1820. They were in the Westfield township and also the Barton Area about this time. I am also searching information on John Wiggins and Betsy Stevenson, daughter of John and Nancy Stevenson. Betsy was B: 1823. I would like to have information about their marriage, which was in Westfield township, VT.


Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999

From: Noel Reen

Looking for the parents and any data on TRYPHOSA WARNER m. to my 3 G Grandfather Jedediah Richardson, b. Attleboro, Bristol Co, MA, 25 JAN 1776; m. 1796 TRYPHOSA WARNER b. 23 Oct 1777, in ? Jedediah and TRYPHOSA removed to Derby, Orleans Co., VT and he was found on "Freemen" list of 1799 there. Jedediah Richardson was listed in census of 1800 in Derby with 4 persons in household. He was a land owner, buying/selling land from abt.1812 to 1815. Then, in 1816 he and TRYPHOSA WARNER removed to Leicester, Livingston Co., NY where TRYPHOSA WARNER died in 1840. Warners were living in NH and in VT at the time, along with Richardsons. Jedediah Richardson and father Jedediah b.1747 Attleboro, Bristol Co, MA, lived in Cheshire Co., NH.(Census of 1790) for a time. I suspect TRYPHOSA is a dau. of one of the Warners of either NH or VT.(perhaps one of DanielWarners). Any information on ancestry, including marriage record, probate, or land sale record listing her with her husband, Jedediah Richardson.


Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999

From: Donna

Researching Patrick Anseleme Benson. b.1908, Ontario, Canada. Family raised Orleans Co. wife Hilda Starr. Childern 1. Florence E. 2. Patrick Starr. 3. Carlene Hilda 4. Carlton Robert 5. Donald Howard. Circa 1930 to about 1960.


Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999

From: Imogene McConnell

Looking for a WILL or any record connecting Ebenezer Woods died at Lowell, VT 1 August 1867 born 12 July 1785 Nashua NH.


Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999

From: Janice Maynard

Oliver BOARDWAY and wife Marguerite DUCLOS lived in W. Charleston, VT mid-1800's. Did Marguerite come from a local family and if so who were her parents? Oliver's surname was actually BEAUDOIN and his family was from Yamachiche, St. Maurice, PQ.


Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999

From: Hayden Stephens

I am in California and my Aunt ask me to look up some info for her side of the family since she is not on the Net. She is looking for any info on Timothy Wilder Estey (Esty) 22 Nov 1829-22 May 1860 in the township of Coventry or his sister Maria Louisa Estey. Her records indicate that they were adopted into the Estey Family in 1843. I would any assistance youy could give me and I'll snail mail it to her.


Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999

From: Henry Parro

I am looking for information on C. W. Skinner who lived in Brownington around the early 1800s. He may have owned a large farm in that area.


Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999

From: Camilla Coscia

I am requesting a look up on William Chismore (Chesmore) born abt. 1771 of Orleans County Vermont. Spouse was Sarah McKellips b. 1775. Parents were Jacob Chismore (Chesmore) and Hannah Turner.


Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999

From: Arthur Kay

I am looking for data on the Simpson family that lived in Sheffield Vermont. Harriet E (FORD) married Peter Simpson. Harriet was I think born Guildhall VT. Peter was a farmer in Sheffield VT. Their children, my grandmother Harriet E. Simpson, born 1875? married Charles A. Bryant. Harriet's brothers & sisters. Addie married a man by the name of Whyman ? not sure of spelling. Gene married a man by the name of Kelley or Kelly. Etta married a Manning? Albert Simpson Hyrum E. Simpson he was living in Landoff, N.H. in 1942? All this came from an Aunt of mine who I talked to for several years by phone. I lived in California she lived in Massachusetts. She was a feisty little 5 foot 90 pounder. Harriet (SIMPSON) Bryant & Charles Bryant moved to Hudson Massachusetts in 1916. They belonged to The First Federated Church in Hudson Massachusetts. Both are buried (?) mead Hill I think Holland Vermont. How do I find out more about the Simpson & Bryant family in your area. My Aunt has now passed away & the family is unintelligent about, or won't talk about the family.


Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999

From: Harman Clark

Looking for all information about Amanda Fitzland French b. circa 1837 in Glover, VT d. 14 Feb 1915 in Sacramento Co., CA buried in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA Father ? Mother ? b. 1837 estimated from 1880 census showing age as 43. Death and burial from copy of "Application for Reimbursement" of her last expenses as widow of Nathaniel Ham, pensioner of Civil War. Declaration for Widow's Pension gives marriage date as 1 Nov 1856 by Rev. A. H. House at Barnet, Vt. Town of Barnet records, however, are incomplete for that time, and a check of those records, at the Town Clerk's office, on 29 Jan. 1999, found no record of the marriage or of Amanda. Husband: Nathaniel Ham m. 01 Nov 1856, b. circa 1831. Died 29 Oct 1887 in Chico, Butte Co., CA. He is shown in the Wheelock, VT History (1961) at page 193, in the chapter "Wheelock in the War of the Union". HAM, NATHANIEL, born in Sheffield. Age 27. Enlisted for town of Wheelock for three years Dec. 4, 1863. Mustered the same day, a private and recruit in Co. K 11th VT Vols. Transferred to Co. A June 24, 1865 and transferred to Co. D. Mustered out Aug. 25, 1865. Town bounty $300 and Gov't. bounty $300. The above Nathaniel Ham's name appears on War of Rebellion Monument in front of Wheelock Town Hall. Looking to confirm Amanda's birth in Glover, and see if we can find names of her parents, siblings, etc. Harman Clark, P.O. Box 311, Sheffield, VT 05866


Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999

From: Sherry & Danny Burns

Looking for the family of Edward D. Burns born approx. 1800 in Vermont. We have records stating his birthplace as Vermont, but not where. Also looking for the members of his family and where they went after this time. We believe that it is possible they are in the area of Orleans Co.


Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999

From: Hugh and Sally Davis

Looking for an Aery Benton born in Vermont in 1786. Also, Asa Benton. Can anyone please help? I have a lot of later information down the line and will share.


Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999

From: Jim Aitken

Looking for information and other family of the Cowles of Craftsbury. Eleazer Cowles Married Harriet (?) Son: Albert b. 1843 Married Mary (Whitney) Son: Henry W. Cowles b. 1876 Craftsbury Married Mabel (Perkins).


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999

From: Jim Van Pernis

Seeking info about parents and birthplace of Cyrus PARKER ca 1820-1900. He married Elizabeth BROWN. They parented at least one daughter in 1868 Hattie M PARKER. Hattie married Edward Clark SHERLAW and they lived and farmed in Newport, VT. They were my great-grandparents. Miles SHERLAW ca.1820-1900. He married Edwina BEEDE and they parented at least one son in 1868. This son was Edward Clark SHERLAW and he was a farmer in Newport, VT. The family may have come from Canada.


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999

From: Joy Valentine

I have been looking for info. on Francis Matthews, b. VT 1799 {Danville} m. Asceneth Brown b. 1800 Massachusetts. Married 3/31/1821 by J.P. John Kinmball in Barton. Son James Matthews b. Irasburg 2/3/1823. Oney b. 1826 Lucy Jane Francis, Jr. 1839 Joseph b. 1835 Henry b.1829. Trying to find parents of Francis and Asceneth Brown. Where they came from.


Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999


Looking for information or family of: Albert Cowles b.1843 Craftsbury m. Mary (Whitney) Father of Albert: Eleazer Cowles Harriet Cowles b.Craftsbury m.Chandley Whitney Father of Harriet: Eleazer


Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999

From: Perry Kimball

Looking for help on finding where the records for Salem VT now under water- Salem Lake? where sent.  Looking for help on Alfred Frank Pinney Born Salem 11/16/1848 married Luella Etheridge on 5/1/1872. Alfred owned a lumber yard. Need to know who Alfred's father was.


Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999

From: Art Kay

I believe that my Grandfather Charles Bryant is buried in Derby Line along with my Grandmother Hattie (Simpson) Bryant. I think Hattie was born in Sheffield, Vermont in 1875 and died in 1943 in Hudson Massachusetts. How do I find out if this data is correct about Derby Line?


Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999

From: Rick Beauchesne

If anyone would be willing to do a lookup at the county or town clerk's office I would greatly appreciated it. I am trying to find a birth certificate and any other information, such as residence at time of birth, parent's birthplace, siblings, etc. on my grandmother, Lucy Truckey, born 26 Oct. 1874 in Newport, VT. Her parent's names are Joseph Truckey and Leonora Cadasette, both born in ?, Canada.


Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999

From: Kathy Veasey

Would like to make contact with anyone with any information on ARMOR MOODIE who m. EMMA WILLIAMS; their son ROLAND C. MOODIE, b. 1882, Albany, Orleans County, VT, m. MAMIE DECKER of Montpelier, Washington County, VT and their son WARNER ELLWOOD MOODIE, b. Craftsbury, Orleans County, VT..m. ADLEE M. PARKS of Caledonia County, VT. Her father was LLEWELLYN E. PARKS.


Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999

From: Rick Dampier

Looking for any info on a Joseph Dampier his wife Mary (Carrow) their son, Francis James Dampier was married in Troy circa 1880. Also, Francis was born in St. Johnsbury, VT. Any info would be appreciated.


Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999

From: Ian Willson

I am looking for any info on MYRTIE FULLER, born in Eden and her father BAILY FULLER, born 1846 in Barton and married to ORTENTIA SARAH ADAMS, also born in Barton in 1847. Ortentia's father was NORMAN S. ADAMS, born 1819, who may be connected to John Quincy Adams.


Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999

From: Forest

I am looking for list of persons buried in the town of Derby.


Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999

From: Sheila Walsh

Would like information on John Corey and his son, Isaac Corey, born in Craftsbury, VT on April 3, 1811. John is my gr gr gr grandfather and family members say that he helped found the town of Craftsbury along with a Col. Ebenezer Crafts in 1789.


Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999

From: Camilla Coscia

I am attempting to obtain information of William Chesmore born abt. 1771 and his spouse Sarah McKellips born 1775 (my gr. grandparents) and their children. Their son William Marion Chesmore was born April 02, 1817 in Troy, Vermont and I feel the family would most likely show up in the 1810 or 1820 census. If this could be checked I would greatly appreciate it. I am also open to any suggestions for tracking the Vermont records. Thank you for your time and assistance.


Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999

From: Shirley Esquivel

I am searching for information on my paternal grandparents. My grandfather's name was William James Miller b. May 13, 1871 ? Scotland or Clarenceville, Quebec. He married Abbie Dill or Abbie Berl Corliss on May 11, 1908 in Brighton, Vermont. They lived in East Charleston on a farm and had three children: Rachel Sarah Miller born June 25, 1909 in East Charleston, Nellie Beatrice Miller born August 13th, 1811 in East Charleston, and John Burton Miller born July 6, 1914. Abbie died on July 13, 1914 a week after my Dad was born from childbirth complications. Does anyone know anything about this family? Thanks for any smidgen of information.


Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998

From: Brenda Hackett

Am looking for information regarding George Reed, who in app. 1889 entered into partnership with his brother, Harry Reed, and they built a machine shop on the present site of the G.W. Reed and Sons house furnishing shop, where they started the first electric light plant in Northern Vermont, and it was there that the people of Orleans county saw for the first time an arc light in 1890 displayed. Would like to find out more about the electric light company and the Reed family.


Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998

From: Lisa R. Gilbert

The main cemetery in Westfield (3/4 mile south of the village) has recently been transcribed (as of June 1998). The Vermont Historical Society has a copy. Paul Carnahan of the society is collecting transcriptions for an updated index to known cemetery listings. There may be others available as well. I had volunteered to do look ups at some time in the past. I never heard anything, perhaps because (as I found out much later) my return address in my Netscape file had a "mystery" period in it.


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998

From: Sheila Clark

Bernice M. NcGivern {my mother] worked in Orleans perhaps in 1922-23. She was from Stanstead and married Leslie Abare my father and lived then in Burlington/ Would love to know where she worked in ORLEANS COUNTY.


Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998

From: Kathy Veasey

Looking for any information on ARMOR MOODIE and wife EMMA WILLIAMS. Their son ROLAND C. MOODIE, b. Albany, Orleans County, VT, b. Mar 20, 1882, d. July 1969...ROLAND C. MOODIE m. MAMIE DECKER, b. Montpilier, Washington County, VT.....anyone with any information on any of these people...your help is greatly appreciated.


Date - Mon Dec 14, 1998

From - Marge

A John H. CAMBER sometimes even spelled CAMBO was supposedly born in HOLLAND,VT in about 1769 Is it possible to see if this is true.? I would like to have the names of any one from there with the surname of CAMBER. I sure would appreciated it.


Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998

From: Duan & Linda Thompson

Would like a lookup for 1850 Orleans Co., VT , Morgan Twp., Samuel Bartlett.


Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998


Looking for Hector Domina St. Sauveur Leonidas C. Domina St. Sauveur born in 1918

Rose Couteau born in 1889.


Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998

From: Guy Wallis

Looking for information on the KNAPP family from Johnston RI that settled in Barton c 1810. The two brothers were Remington and Zachariah R. KNAPP. Did their mother Mariam also known as Nancy and Ann die in Barton?


Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998


I would appreciate any information regarding the Alexander Bergeron family living in North Troy during the 1880's and 1890's. Alexander was born in Quebec, Canada in 1860. His wife, Mary Prive was born in Troy Vermont. My grandfather Henry Louis Bergeron was born in North Troy on 17 June, 1891. His brothers and sisters are Leon, George,Joseph, William, Frank, Marie and Elsie. Henry moved to RI. and raised a family.


Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998

From: Mary Buchholz

I am looking for Josephine Inez Morse, born 1847; died in Lowell, Orleans, VT. She was the daughter of 2. Levi Morse and 3. Lucy Ann Cummings. She married (1) Lanson O Sanborn. More About Lanson O Sanborn: Lived: March 1905, Lived in Lowell, Orleans, VT when his mother-in-law Lucy CUMMINGS MORSE died. Inez's sister was our Grandmother and I believe she lived in Vermont. Lanson SANBORN is listed as a homesteader in Faulk Co South Dakota during the 1880's. But they returned to Vermont. I would like to find them in the various censuses and their death records.


Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998

From: Sheck

A booklet published in 1976 titled Town of Westfield In Review mentions William Hobbs as a settler coming to Vermont in 1799. Reference is also made to Sally Hobbs as teaching school in Westfield sometime in the first decade of the 19th century. I am seeking information on these two people as well as anything about Jerry Hodgkins. Mr Hodgkins moved from Belvidere to Westfield in 1818 and opened a small store. I do hope someone can provide more information to me about these families.


Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998

From: Absolute Home Inspections

I am seeking information on Claude Fox, born in Westmore, VT around 1910. And Thelma Wood, born in Brownington, VT 11/23/14. They were married and are my GGgrandparents. Thelma's father was Ora Woods and she had a twin sister, Theda. I have most of the history forward to date, I'm tring to find their parents which would give me the bridge over the census blackout that I need. The family story claims Claude died around 1936. The only known relatives that I have heard of is a line of Fox' located in Northern VT who own a Morgan horse farm. I would also like any information leading to the farm, so I can contact them. Thelma and Theda are reportedly of Indian decent of an undetermined percentage and Claude's parents seem to have originated from somewhere in Canada which is why I am having trouble making the connection. Anyone with any knowledge of this family please contact me.


Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998

From: Deb Nault

In the city of Newport, I would like info on the following: David Prue, Mary Agnes Pelkey Prue, Louis Pelkey, Mary Jane Provencher Pelkey, Olive Salome Pelkey Prue, Frederick D. Prue. My nephew is doing a school project on his ancestry.


Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998

From: Nat Gough

Charles Beaulieu, born 1879 in Quebec province; Married Laura LeClare (LeClair) abt 1905 in Vermont. Information from Orange County indicated that Laura LeClare as being from Greensboro (Orleans County) and Walden (Caledonia County). Laura LeClare was born abt 1881. Charles & Laura are my grandparents. I am looking for information on both of my ancestors; specifically, places and dates of birth, their parents, and siblings.


Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998

From: Kathy

Am seeking any information on Ida Jones who married Wells Palmer in Derby, Vt. Ida died at the age of 22 of TB and was buried in Derby(1869). Her parents were (JONES), were inn or lodge keepers in Derby at that time. Wouldm love to know the names of her parents, Anything. Cemetery? Hope that you can help. Thanks for your time.


Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998

From: Cinnamon

Researching children of Romeo W. Learned and 2nd wife, Hannah Niles, who were married in Newport, VT, Jan. 22, 1850. Children: Lucy b. 1851 - Melissa b. 1853 - John H. b. 1855 - Samuel b. 1857 - used the surname "Leonard". Romeo's son, Joseph Learned, married 2nd wife, Susan A. Sargent. She married 2nd husband, Forrest Wood Norris, in Newport, VT, Nov. 7, 1859. Romeo's son, Samuel (Learned) Leonard, married Eva N. Johnson in North Troy, VT, Jan. 1, 1887. dau. of L.T. Johnson and Emma (_____). Eva died in N. Troy, VT 1897. Children: Clyde & Harry Darins. m. 2nd wife Lena Susan Walker, b. Sept. 3, 1881, m. 1901. dau. of Jake Walker and Lena Leonard. Children: Gordon Lewis b. 1904, m. 1st, Florence Perkins 1925. m. 2nd Georgia Spaulding Rann. Children: Hazel b. 1905, d. 1905 - Eva Lena b. 1909, m. Newell Dawson Warner 1940 - Noyce Earl b. 1917 - Natalie b. 1919 - Hazel Agnes b 1921, m. Preston M. Wing 1943. Romeo's daughter, Lucy, m. June 25, 1875. Stephen Orlo Badger was b. August 1850 in Newport, VT, to father Stephen Badger & Ann Niles, d. Jan 4, 1915, Newport, VT. Funeral was held at Methodist Church in Newport Center, VT. Children: Ruth b. 1883, d. 1927 buried Newport Center, VT no children.


Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998

From: Harold B. Carter

Looking for early 1800s CARTER families and their connections in Derby / Newport, Vermont and Stanstead, Canada.


Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 10:20:35 EST


Am looking for information regarding Ida Jones and her parents who resided in Derby Vt. Ida married Wells Palmer and died of T.B. shortly after giving birth to her second son. Believe she was buried in Derby in 1869.


Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998

From: Dunham

I am seeking information on John Howard HILL and Philinda FULLER. They were both born in Vermont, married in 1828 in St. Johnsbury, VT. They were in the 1850 census of Glover Twp, Vt. and moved to Minnesota about 1858. Their daughter, Louise Hill married Frederick Porter Cheney. They also moved to MN but returned to Glover and were still residing there in 1881. Anyone with any knowledge of this family please contact me.


Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998

From: Don & Nancy Haslam

Looking for information on PERCY JAY SARGENT (m. HATTIE CHAMBERLAIN 4/6/16 in North Troy). Know very little about him and would appreciate any information on my Grandfather or his family. Possibly may have been relatives in Glen Sutton, PQ.


Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998

From: Ms. Benavente

I am seeking information about Charles Devereux and Arzina Willey of Orleans County, Barton . Their daughter, Arzina (b. July 4, 1862),married Charles Chamberlin on July 4, 1881. The wedding appears to have also occurred in Orleans County possibly in Barton.


Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998

From: hafner

Looking for information on parents and forefathers for: JOSHUA HYDE, 1770-1834 m. These Hydes are thought to have come from CT to Brookfield, Orange County, and then in 1824 or so, moved to the Albany area, Orleans County Vermont. Known children: Joseph Joshua Jr m. Rhoda Russell, Their son Parley Jr., died in Watertown, Wisconsin: Nancy (Bigelow), Julia (Morse), Hanover, Chester, Horace?


Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998

From: Carolyn Douglas

Would like any information on the following people: Jeremiah SANDERS who was granted land grant on 15 May 1780 in Westfield Township, Orleans County. Horace SANDERS b. 23 Jan. 1828 in Orleans Co. Irasburg, VT. Parents: Jesse and Irena (Brooks) Sanders, John SAUNDERS found on 1830 Orleans County census.


Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998


Mary/Polly Reed, m. Joseph Roberts, b. ca 1775, b. 14 Apr 1770, NH per 1850 census Putney, VT m. 30 May 1799 Rockingham, VT (no bride's name shown on marriage record which has been transcribed) Mary d. 11 Nov 1857, Joseph d. 24 Jul 1858, Williamstown, VT. Both buried in the East Hill Cemetary in Williamstown. Looking for parents of Mary/Polly Reed listed as of Irasburg.


Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998

From: Francis Barbarisi

I am looking for information on Nathan or Nathaniel MERRILL who was born in Derby, Vt. He married Mary (Unknown). He was in Norridgewock, Me. in 1820 and had a son, Benjamin, born there in 1822. Any info on Nathan/Nathaniel or his children would be most appreciated.


Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998

From: Shirley Esquivel

I am searching for information on my maternal grandmother's family. My grandmother's name was Abbie Dill or Abbie Berl Corliss and her parent's names were Stillman Corliss and Elvira Graham or Elvira A.Lyon. Her death certificate says that Stillman was born in Hartford, ME and her mother in Holland, VT but I find no records of either. Abbie had at least two brothers (Chester and Burt) and I am not sure where they were born but they lived in the Island Pond, Brighton and East Charleston area of Vermont in the early 1900's. Stillman supposedly died in a train wreck in 1935/6 in Gilead ME but I can't find that either. There is a Corliss Cemetery along the border but I'm told it doesn't contain my Corliss's.


Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998

From: Joe Chase

My ancestor John CHASE came to Craftsbury, VT with his wife Sally (HOYT) around 1832. Their children were: John, Lucinda, Moses, Willard Trussel, Hannah Hoit, George H., Henry, Sarah Jane, Samuel Willis, and Ambrose. My ancestor Moses CHASE came to settle in Wisconsin, along with his other siblings, Willard Trussel, Hannah Hoit, Henry, and Samual Willis. The father John CHASE was born in Hopkinton, NH 18 Apr 1792. He married Sally HOYT 1 Jan 1815 in Canaan, NH. The first six children were born in Orford, NH. The last four were born in Craftsbury, VT. It appears George H (b. 28 Apr 1828) married Catherine U and lived and farmed in Craftsbury until he died in 1911. Sarah Jane (b. 7 May 1835) married J.W. ALLEN probably in Craftsbury. Ambrose (b. 18 Oct 1839) married Mary BRYDEN, his second wife was Fannie HARRIMAN. I have complete information on the Chases that move West. Can anyone help with info on the Chases that stayed around Craftsbury and any of their descendants?


Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998


Would like any information on John Saunders, who was in Orleans County in 1830 and Horace Sanders b. 23 Jan. 1828 Irasburg, VT, Orleans County. Parents are Jesse and Irena (Brooks) Sanders. Looking for brothers/sisters of Horace.


Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998

From: John Garrah

My great grand father Frederick Gagne' married M-Celina Couture and, for the most part, lived in the Mansonville-Potton Township area in Brome County, Quebec. However, they do not appear in the census for Canada until 1881. At that time they had two children, M-Jeanne, born in 1871 and Alfred/Napoleon(?) about 8 years of age. These children were born in the US. It is very possible that this family appears in the Vermont 1870 Census for Orleans County. Can anyone help me with this? John Garrah, 300 17 th St., Honesdale, PA 18431


Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998

From: Lucy Cannon (Pion)

Information that might be helpful to someone. I grew up in Newport Center and Troy. Our house was in Newport Center and the Barn was in Troy. The road is called the Loop Road. There is an old cemetery right near the Donovan's home. I think they still live there. Mike and Esther Donovan. This cemetery was in bad need of repair when I was a kid. The dates go back to the early 1700's I remember reading the name Wright on the stones. My bus driver was Milton Wright when I was young and we talked about his ancestors being buried there.


Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998

From: Glendon Moffett

I have been doing quite a bit of research on my family (Moffett) in Charleston/Morgan. I would like to share this information with you if you are interested. I have also run into a problem. My Great-great-great grandfather James Moffett and Lewis Moffett. I can only find one source which say Lewis' father is James and that was on his (Lewis) death certificate. I viewed the entry in the Charleston town clerk's office. I have searched in the Littleton, NH and Langdon, NH town histories, town records and have been unable to find any reference to Lewis's place of birth or his father and mother. I believe them to be James Moffett and Betsey (Sartwell) Moffett. Please let me know how I can help. Looking forward to your response.


Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998

From: Jeff Marsh

HEATH-Would like info to confirm birth of Annie Jane HEATH at Derby Line, VT. Aug. 17, 1862, dau. of Josiah S. HEATH and Anna Jane WELLINGTON who may have come from Stanstead, PQ.


Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998

From: Rick Beauchesne

I am trying to find any information on my Grandmother, Lucy Trottier, born 26 Oct. 1874 in Newport, VT. If anyone would be willing to do a lookup at the town clerk's office of her birth certificate it would be greatly appreciated. I need my great, great grandparents names to continue my search. I suspect that the Trottiers came from the Mauricie Bois-Frances region in Quebec, Canada, possibly Gentilly, Que. Any information on the family and their members would be helpful. My grandfather, Antonio Beauchesne was born on 12 May 1876 at St. Eusebe-de-Stanfold, Princeville, Que. I have not been able to locate either family in either the 1890 or 1900 U.S. census. My grandfather emigrated to Newport, VT, U.S. via the Canadian Pacific RR on 3 Oct 1892 so I can only guess that he knew the Trottier family. They were married in Tilton, NH on 27 Jan 1896. My great, great grandfather was Moise Beauchesne born 24 Apr 1835, Gentilly, Que. married 14 Feb 1860 Gentilly, Que. to Marie-Louise Lacerte born 9 Oct 1836. Earlier generations from Que. are family name was Bourbeau. Thank you for any help you might be able to provide. If I can repay the favor in any way let me know. I live outside of Denver and there is a regional National Archives center here so I might be able to help anyone doing research in the western U.S.


Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998

From: Peggy Whitley

Can anyone help me with information on Louden Benton in the 1700's in Orleans County?á Thank you.


Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998

From: Raymond Andrews

I am looking for information about William Germain who lived in Lowell around 1895. He was born in Isle laMotte. His mother's maiden name was Cutting. His sister, Belinda, married Robert Andrews and moved to Gouldsville (now Northfield Falls) VT and then to Poughkeepsie, NY. I am trying to track down the Germain surname. I have an 1893 funeral notice with states the Mrs. William Germain was buried in Edson cemetery but there is no location given. Another clipping from the Northfield News in 1895 states that William Germain of Lowell was visiting his sister Belinda Andrews. So, I'm wondering if there is an Edson cemetery in or near Lowell?


Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998

From: Randy K. Dragon

I am looking for any info on an Eli B. Hibbard, who was born about 1820 in Derby, Vt., who was supposed to be the son of John Hibbard.


Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998

From: Ethel Dedering

Could someone give me information as to what newspaper in a town close to Troy probably carried Troy news (particularly obits) in the late 1800s and early 1900s? Are newspapers available on microfilm which can be interlibrary loaned? If so, from where?


Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998

From: Dexter Kenfield

Looking for family of Gertrude PAQUIN, reportedly born 31 August 1921 in Newport. I am told both of her parents died, and she was put up for adoption. Trying to identify her natural parents and ancestry. Researching JAGO in Boston, MA; New Brunswick, Canada; County Cork, Ireland. LAMPARD in Isle of Man; England; BROWN, RATHBUN in New England; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; RYAN in Boston (and somewhere in Ireland!); KENFIELD, KINTFIELD, CANFIELD, CAMVILLE in Vermont; England; Visit DekeWorld at for more surnames.


Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998

From: Ethel Dedering

Am searching for information on the family of Stephen and Elizabeth Day Brown who came into the area near Troy, Orleans co. VT in the late 1700's from the Three Rivers area of Massachusetts. Allied names are Davis, Peck, Mott, Puffer, Temple. I have much information on their son, Levi, born in Troy in 1799 who later moved to Iowa which I will be glad to share with anyone else researching these names.


Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998

From: Gordon Macie

My father was born in Irasburg , Orleans County in the 1930's. I would like any information on the Macie family.


Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998

From: Bob Mosher

I have a Family Group sheet that indicates that Samuel Cobb (1753-1837 or 9) is buried in the DAY Cemetery, Coventry VT. Can anyone confirm that information?


Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998

From: Marian Tobey Perkins

I have found a photograph of Elmira J. Gordon of Island Pond, VT. It was in with family pictures from Bishop, Chesley, Nute, etc. Can someone help me identify Elmira? The photo was taken by SWAN of Norway, ME. She is sitting in a high-backed armchair, wearing a high-necked white dress with ribbon fastened around the neck with a clasp, necklace and earrings, ribbon sash and perhaps velvet cuffs on sleeves. Her hair is fastened up with little curls on top. She is holding a large book (a bible?) and appears to be in late teens or early twenties. She looks "perched" on the chair, perhaps a bustle or very full skirt? If someone can identify her or at least tell me about what time period this was taken, I would appreciate it. Perhaps someone has the same picture?


Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998

From: Linda

I am interested in finding a marriage record for Elias Briner (Brainard-Brainerd) to a Indian Maiden? by the name of Dianah______, around 1837. I am looking for birth records for their children: Mary b.1838; Isaac b.1840; John Ransom b.1842; (David) Orson b.1843. Orson was supposed to be born in Orleans County. Any help you may give me will be highly appreciated.


Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998

From: Sally Benton Die Davis

I have very little information. Am looking for any information on Asa BENTON born in Orlenas County in the 1700's. Can anyone help? I am at a standstill.


Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998

From: S. Deforge

Searching for info on Lorenzo M. WASHBURN, his wives & their children. Lorenzo was born 1820 in Duxbury, married Margaret WEST, 1842 @ Danville, VT. Margaret died 1846, and is buried at Green Cemetery Danville. Lorenzo next married Harriet KELLOGG 3/11/1847. Harriet died 1882, and Lorenzo next married Mary NEWTON, @ Craftsbury, Orleans County, 5/15/1884. Harriet and Lorenzo lived in Montpelier for many years, and may have lived in Craftsbury before her death. Children: William L. born 8/5/1843, Danville, married 1st Rose LAZELLE, 2nd Mary DANA; Ira Atwood born 8/16/1848, married 1st Carrie BARNETT, 2nd Delia SMITH; Emily M. & Howrad M. died young; Leroy K. born 4/15/1853, married Emily JONES; Emma J. born 2/25/1855, married 1st Amos HARTWELL, 2nd Fred HOYT; Nellie J. born 10/2/1863 married Charles STEVENS; John Wetherbee born 11/2/1868 married Myrtie WARREN @Craftsbury, 12/25/1888. Myrtie may have been a "Craftsbury girl"... Have further info on children, death dates, war service, burials, etc. Would like the type of information anyone may have to share about these people's lives. Where their homes were? are they still standing? where is Lorenzo buried? (he died in Wolcott). Does anyone have a connection to any of the spouses? Please email me, and I'd be happy to share any other info I have. Hope to hear from "the Kingdom" soon...


Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998

From: Kevin Wheeler <>

I am seeking information on children, place of burial, or other facts about George W. and Henrietta Wheeler who lived in Holland in the mid- to late 1800s. I know that one of their children was my great grandfather and was named Leavitt Wheeler. I also believe he was a twin.


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998

From: Brett & Michelle Holbrook

I need help locating the Alfred Holbrook (b. 1801 NH) and Mary Ann Leet (b.22 Dec 1803, Montreal) family. They were married 1827 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and moved to Vermont where some of their kids were born: John L. was b. @1832 in Shipton, Canada or Trasburgh, Vermont; Jonathan [my great-great grandfather] b. 11 June 1833 in Shipton or Vermont; Sarah b. @1837; Charlotte b. @ 1840; and Lindsay b. 20 May 1846. The information is sketchy, because at that time it is unsure wether they were in Canada or Vermont. One "story" mentions Trasburgh, Vermont, but I have no idea which cities or counties. My best guess would be closest to the Canadian border (Essex, Orleans, Franklin?). Any information would be helpful about them or their ancestors. Thanks, Brett Holbrook (West Jordan, Utah)


Date: Wed, 12 Aug 98

From: Steve Sherburne

My ancestors came to North America in the early 17th century with the first to die, by Native Americans, in 1647. Additional searches have located ancestry connections throughout the eastern sea board. I would appreciate whatever assistance you can provide, include any redirection.


Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998

From: Margaret Brown Fearn

Seeking info on the birth of Celia WILLIAMS born abt 1857 in Westfield,Vt. Parentage & sibs unknown. She married Phillip PEACH (also known as POIRIER) abt 1888-89 most likely in Westville. After marriage couple lived in Franklin County, NY (Malone area) and had 2 children: Charles Edward b. 1890 and George Edward b 1894. Couple moved to Springfield, Hampden, Ma. circa 1890's where both children died by age two and Celia herself on 28 Apr 1900. Celia was Protestant and is buried in Springfield City Cem, while her husband and children are buried in St. Michael's, a Catholic Cem.


Date: August 9, 1998

From: Mary Buchholz

Lanson O. SANBORN his mother-in-law Lucy CUMMINGS MORSE, widow of Levi MORSE. These people homesteaded in Faulk Co. SD and then returned to Vermont. Lucy died June 22, 1905, according to her Civil War pension record. Thanks for any help or suggestions. Mail to: Mary Buchholz HCR 62, Box 7 Belle Fourche, SD 57717


Date - July 30, 1998


I would like to know the parents of John B. Clough barn 1804 an his wife Ruth M. Clifford born 1806 they had 1 daughter & 2 sons when the came to NY state in 1840.


Date: July 26, 1998

From: Ed Wagner

July 25, 1998 Lisa Wagner

Looking for Phillip Shields b. 1849? NY or NH, d.1918 in FL. His parents, according to my dad, were from Scotland, Archibald Shields and Mary McDonald. Phillip married Elvira Richardson year unknown. They had a son, Arthur Burns b. 8/17/1887 in Barton, Orleans Co. VT. Arthur moved to FL with his brothers, Homer, Phillip, Archie, sometime around 1920 maybe. I believe he also had a sister named Cora.


Date: July 26, 1998


I am at present searching for info on John Griffin (1783-1872)& his wife Rebecca Brockwood (1784-1877) I have been told that they are buried in east side cemetery in Newport , VT. How does one (who lives on the west coast) go about getting a picture of a headstone taken or even a copy of the death certificates?


Date: July 22, 1998

From: Nancy

I am looking for my great-grandmother's family. Her name was Margaret Dunn and she was born in Island Pond, VT in 1860. Parents names were John and Mary Dunn. That's all I have. Is there any advice or information you can provide to help in this search? The Monaghan Clan:


Date: July 20, 1998

From: S.Day Hafner

Hi, Could you please help me. I would like to know where I would obtain the death records of someone who died in Jay, Orleans County in 1897.


Date: July 19, 1998


I am seeking information on the descendents and parents of Lyman WEEKS. He died in Troy, VT in 1866.


Date: July 11, 1998

From: hljensen

I am interested in copies of the books Holland Highlights by Ella Farrow and History of the Congregational Church in Orleans Co., by Pliny Holton White. Are they still available to buy? If so, what do they cost? Can I get them through my local library? I am trying to find more facts about my ancestor Aristides Huestis and he is quoted as saying he was born in Holland. Descendants think it was the Netherlands but I have a hunch it was VT. His father Caleb is said to have gone into Canada during the Revolution so Holland would have been convenient for him. We don't much like to think this is true but I see him listed as a "Gentleman" and he was a teacher. Thank you for any help you can give me. Lucille M Jensen 4 Bradford Court, Glendive, MT.


Date: July 11, 98

From: Mark Timmons

Looking for anyone with connections to this family or with information about this family. CHESTER E. BROWN was born 13 May 1862, in Jay, Vermont. He was the son of REUBEN BROWN and MARY NOBLE. Chester eventually became a Methodist minister and moved to Brewer, Maine. He married CARRIE KELLEY. Reuben was a farmer. If this sounds familliar to someone, please contact me.


Date: July 10, 1998

From: Joyce March

Can anyone help me find the Esq. BUCKLAND family in Vermont about 1810. CLARISSA Buckland married Jehiel HUGHES in Orleans Co., New York. They moved on to Wisconsin. Jehiel was the son of Samuel Hughes and Patty Chaddock. Samuel was the son of John Hugh and Anne HARRIMAN. Seems many in those families moved from New Hampshire to Vermont to New York. I do not have Clarissa's parentage--maybe John Buckland? I find a Lucian and Marvin in that family who bought land in Wisconsin in about 1850, but no trace of them before of after that.


Date: July 8, 1998

From: Ian Was

I am searching for information on the Zadock BLOSS family. They are listed on the AIS as being in Irasburg, Orleans Co. VT on the 1820 & 1830 census. Zadock BLOSS married Mehitable CONANT. They had 4 children, Achsah, Orra Conant, Mary and Sally. In paticular, I am looking for the marriage of Mary Bloss to John CHAMBERLIN of Merrimac, NH about 1820. I think they may have married in Irasburg. Zadock and his wife eventually moved to Parishville, St. Lawrence Co, NY and Mary & John Chamberlin settled in the Hull, Quebec area of Canada.


Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 14:00:22 EDT


Need birth information on Clorinda (sic) Clarinda Nye Born in Charleston around 1860. She married Clark Bailey of Coventry and settled in Norwich giving birth to my grandmother Bertha Cecile Bailey July 16, 1981. Clorinda could be daughter of George, Ichabod, Lemuel, Or Jonathan Nye.


Date: Fri Jul 03, 1998

From: Terry Johnson

Looking for the parents of Joseph Dupont who was from Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. He married Orilla Migneault and they had the following children: Josephine, Albert, George, Ellen, Lydia Sophronia, Cephus, and possibly two more. Orilla Migneault was from Canada. Joseph was born somewhere in the mid 1800's is my guess.


Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998

From: Linda Strauss

I am searching for the last name of my ggg grandmother Sarah A. She is listed on my gg grandmother's birth certificate as being from Irasberg, VT. She married George B. Newhall of Lynn, MA in approximately 1850 as her first child was born Dec. 25, 1851. If anyone has access to marriage VRs of that time and can find her for me, I would be very grateful.


Date: Sat Jun 27, 1998

From: Tucky Sancibrian

Searching for family of Jacob Douglass and Elizabeth Carrow (or Cannon) - had daughter Cassandra born January 4, 1868, Craftsbury; married to William H. Felix, son of Frank Felix & Ann Tibbetts from Claremont, NH; Cassandra died January 10, 1948 in Plainfield, Vt and William, April 8, 1926 in Marshfield, Vt. There were other children - Cassandra was my greatgrandmother. Thanks for any information anyone might provide.


Date: Thu Jun 25, 1998


Looking for Alfred Sias in area of Derby, suspect father was John "Moody" Sias. Alfred was married in 1854 in Brome, Brome twp, Quebec. Wisconsin census list him as being born in Vermont. Time line is 1830-1850.


Date: Mon Jun 22, 1998

From: Hugh and Sally Davis

Would anyone be able to look for the names AERY BENTON, ASA BENTON OR LOUDEN BENTON who were born in Vermont. Aery was born in 1786. I have no other information.


Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 13:53:48 EDT

From: RuthAnn

I am looking for any information on The Sartwell Family of Brattleboro, VT. I am researching Sartwell m to Shaw children Jennie, Alma, Albert, Judson, Matilda(?), Emma I believe the fathers names was Erastus Sartwell but not sure of wife Also Alma Sartwell m Franklin Williams daughter's Emma, Grace, Edna < this family came to CT Anything would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998

From: Cynthia Frazier Abbott

Looking for information on Thomas Miles who settled in Albany,Vt along with his wife Mary Ann _______(?) about 1840-or so. Thomas was born in Sheffield and Mary Ann___in Wheelock. Their daughter Marion M.Miles was born in Albany Sept 1, 1851. Marion married a Charles Sidney probably around 1870 or so . Any information on this family will be appreciated.


Date: Fri, Jun 19, 1998

From: Tom Gilbert

I am looking for information about a GILBERT family who resided in Westfield, Troy, and Lowell from about 1880 to about 1901. The individuals are Thomas L. Gilbert, Mary Killen Gilbert, James Bernie Gilbert, Katie Gilbert, and Sarah Gilbert. I understand some of the older children married and also lived nearby, Thomas (m. Bridget McGough), Charles (m. Mandania Brown), Nancy (m. Harry Marsh), John, Margaret, Ellen.


Date: Tue, Jun 16, 1998

From: Diane Merrill

I am hoping to find the origin of my HAZEN DANFORTH ( VT/NH/ME) and wives: MIRANDA BAILEY (1824-1889 Whitefield, NH) & AUGUSTA CLARK. Hazen's daughter, Laura J (1858-1935) divorsed M.W.HUTCHINS, Whitefield NH & married cousin, EPHRAIM DANFORTH, in E. HAVEN, VT. 10/17/1893. Her 2 children; ARTHUR HAZEN & KATE REBECCA HUTCHINS married KIMBALL siblings in BRIGHTON, VT. Their children: FORREST HAZEN HUTCHINS (b.1901) & HAZEL IRENE HUTCHINS (b.1904) & 8 KIMBALL KIDS were born in ISLAND POND. Miranda Danforth, is buried in Whitefield with a daughter, Luthera Todd and one William C Church & Rita M Kimball. I would appreciate any assistance or possible leads on these folks.


Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:18:48 EDT


I am doing research on Frederic Darling Williamson, b. at Castlebar, P.Q., 9 Nov. 1845; d. at his home in Barton, VT, 9 Oct. 1919. I would assume in 1919 there would be a local newspaper that might list obituaries. Do you know of any newspapers that were in existence in this area at that time? If you do not have this information, do you know where I might obtain it? Thank you.


Date: Sun Jun 14 12:19:24 1998


I am looking for information on Horace Galusha Wetherell born in Troy, VT on Feb.13, 1811. His father's name is said to have been Thomas and he came from England. I found some Wetherells in Franklin County in 1810 but not in Orleans. Horace married Louisa Marsh from New York and their first child was born in New York. Horace then moved to Ohio and to Iowa around 1850. He died in 1894 and is buried in Iowa County, IA. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Date: Sun Jun 14 12:19:23 1998


I am looking for information on Moses DROWN and Louisa "Lois" ALLARD. They are supposedly the parents of Job DROWN, Sr. who was living in the Browington area from about 1825 to 1880. Moses and Louisa were from Eaton, New Hampshire. Louisa may have married Joseph GRAY from Sheffield, VT. Any info regarding this family would be appreciated. I have extensive research from Job DROWN, Sr. and his wife, Rhoda GRAY to date. Will share info.


Date: Tue Jun 09, 1998

From: Ed Bushman

Looking for Caroline Stone late 1800's previously married to Nelson Bush, living in Newport, Vt.


Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998


I live in MA and am attempting to find out if there is an active alumni association for the old Newport High School which existed prior to North Country Union High School. I have a genealogy related question if I can locate a name/address of someone involved with that alumni group. Any assistance you could provide on this would be much appreciated.


Date: Jun 04, 1998

From: Marjorie S. Kraemer

Looking for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT and Sylvia Ann SHURTLEFF who were married in Derby, Vermont in 1823. I have Sylvia ancestors identified but do not know who Edson's are.


Date: Jun 04, 1998


Can [anyone] tell me anything about Beebe Plain VT, ie, where is it, does it still exist, how can I access records, etc. Anything you can tell me would be appreciated. My curiosity is due to the fact that I have the Beebe line in my family and I know some of them went to a place called Beebe Plain, which I believe was named for them. I am seeking information on the family. Thanks for any help you may be able to give.


Date: May 30, 1998

From: Hugh and Sally Davis

Help, I am at a dead end. Looking for anything on Louden Benton, Asa Benton or Joel Benton in the 1700's.


Date: Sat May 30, 1998

From: Tiffany Luchetta

I am looking for information on my Grandfathers family the JUDDS. His Uncle, Carl Judd born June 2, 1915 died in newport Dec. 1975. I believe Carl Judd's wife to be Julia and they had a son named Keith Judd. Carl's brother was Forest Judd married to Olive who may have been a sister to Julia. Olive and Forest had children Sherman and Lucille. One of their children was adopted I believe. Not sure if this is correct but on Raymond Harold Judd's marriage certificate to my grandmother in California 1947 listed Rays parents as Harold Clayton Judd and Eva Vaughn. Which would have been a brother to Forest and Carl Judd. Any information on the Judd's living in VT would be helpful. Sincerely Tiffany Luchetta


Date: Wed May 06, 1998

From: Jean WALLACE Markley

Looking for Christa WALLACE born 24 Jan. 1876 at Glover VT., father Izri Hubbard WALLACE (born in Wheelock VT.), mother Lucina WILLIE, siblings Mary Ann WALLACE, Izri Franklin WALLACE (born Sheffield VT.), Martha WALLACE, Sophrona WALLACE, Charles Elzie WALLACE, Willie WALLACE, and John G WALLACE, Grandfather Levi WALLACE. Thanks for any help.


Date: Thu May 28, 1998

From: Charles B. Wright

Would like contact anyone who is descended from or has information on the Wrights in Coventry, VT. Manuscript in progress. Please send messages to or -- Charles B. Wright, PO Box 519, Walpole, NH 03608-0519, 603-358-1001 (my company - work days), 603-358-1039 fax work


Date: Thu May 28 20:46:33 1998

From: Richard Valliere

Interested in obits starting from 1900 to present. My G-Grandfather, died we think, somewhere in VT. He left his wife before 1900, but we don't know where he went. His name was Louis Valliere, m. Marguerite Bourgeault, about 1865. That's all the info I have. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.


Date: Thu May 28, 1998

From: Richard Clemons

.Looking for information on family of: HIRAM H. CLEMENTS, born 10/03/1842, in VT. EPHRAIM CLEMENTS, born 03/05/1844 in Barton?, Orleans, VT. Father of Hiram and Ephraim could be Charles or Obadiah from Quebec, mother could be Julia TROMBLAY, Verginie TROMBLAY, or Mary V.? JULIA CLEMENTS, daughter of Ephraim and Emmeline JOHNSON was born 03/12/1866 in Glover?, Orleans, VT.


Date: Sun May 17, 1998

From: Olive Hoffman

Trying to find my missing Ames/Eames link and think I have found it but need to know: at one time was Charleston also known as Navy? Supposedly this is where Mary "Molly" Carver Ames died in 1827 and I want to get documentation but not sure Charleston is where I need to "go". Mary "Molly" Carver was born 10 Oct 1746 in Natick, Mass; married to Thomas Eames/Ames 13 April 1773 in Dedham; they moved to Sterling where supposedly Thomas died but I have found no records of him. I am trying to trace their son Thomas born abt 1789 in Mass/VT (probably VT) who has "disappeared" or at least nothing more is known of him. Circumstantial information I have collected leads me to believe he is the one I need to complete my Eames/Ames line. Does anyone have any information on this family? The other children who seemd to all moved to Lake County, Illinois were: Jonathan Carver; Olive; Abigail Carver; Elijah. Thomas did not follow them - really sure he is the one that went to Penn. which is where my known line picks up. Thanks for any help you can give.


Date: Tue May 12, 1998

From: Roger F Goodrich

I am looking for the parents of Anna Bickford who married Pascal Wright. She was born about 1816 and they lived in Jay. Thanks.


Date: Mon May 11 20:40:02 1998

From: Kurt and Sandi Nelson

Hello, my grandmother was born in Vermont (Alta Marion Drown DOB: March 31, 1893: allegedly in Barrington). Her father was Elmer G. Drown, born August 5, 1866 in Newport, VT and her mother was Marion Azuba McManus of Canada. Elmer G. Drown's father was Nathan Drown, also of Newport, and Abigail Quimby, again of Newport. Elmer had a brother, Augustine, but I am afraid that is all the information I have on that generation. the only other information I have is that Elmer G. Drown married Marion Azuba McManus in Westmore, VT on November 27, 1889. Can you help me find anything more? Thank you!


Date: Sat May 09, 1998


I am looking for information on Ammi and Sara (MILTIMORE) BROWN. I am related to their son Daniel A. born in Orleans Co. VT on May 7, 1828. I have no further info on this family and would like to know more. i.e. siblings of Daniel and/or Ammi. I do know that Ammi was from Winchendon, Mass. and Mother (Sara MILTIMORE), was from New Hampshire.


Date: Wed May 06, 1998

From: Marian T. Perkins

BISHOP in Westmore area. searching for parents of Anson John BISHOP, b. 15 Feb 1848?, father's name may be John J. and mother's Mary Ann (-).Anson served in Civil War, enlisting from Gill, MA, but don't think he grew up there. He married Merriam Ellen CHESLEY and died in Chatham NH in 1923. Any information on this family welcome. Will share.


Date: Apr 30, 1998

From: hafner

DAY-Looking for information on my Gr-Gr- Grandparents, Lucius and Almira FROST/DAY Parents of Josephine, Martha Ann, Daniel, Eliza, Luella, Sullivan, Ira T., Martin Van Buren and my gr-grandfather- Charles Day. They seemed to have moved around a lot however must have stayed generally in Orleans County and most of the children were born in the County., I cannot seem to find information anywhere on LUCIUS AND ALMIRA and any help would be appreciated.


Date: Apr 30 20:18:40 1998

From: Dallas G. McColley (Dallas in Minnesota)

I would be very interested in an obit for SARAH J (RUSS) SINCLAIR, who died 10 Feb 1916 at TROY, VT. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!


Date: Apr 25, 1998

From: Kathy

I am searching for information on my PLASTRIDGE/CHAPMAN families who lived in COVENTRY. Amasa Plastridge was born in Cornish, NH about 1790, before 1820 he is in Coventry. His daughter Isabel Plastridge my 3rd great grandmother was born in Coventry in 1822--mother is listed as Lucy Ann. There were at least 2 other daughters born to Amasa and Lucy Ann, Charlotte born 1817 who married Beriah A. REDFIELD, and Lucy Ann who married David THOMPSON and Ira SESSIONS. There may have been another sister Susan or Susannah, born about 1816. In 1828 Lucy Ann(the wife) died and in 1830 Amasa remarried to Phebe HUGGINS. In 1843 Isabel Plastridge married Amasa W. CHAPMAN. He was born in Littleton , NH about 1822 to Samuel Chapman and Sarah Sanborn--I have no info on them. Amasa W. Chapman died in 1868 in Coventry, Amasa Plastridge in 1869 and Isabel in 1878. The family is buried together at Coventry Center Cemetery. Children of Amasa and Isabel CHAPMAN are Melissa born 1844, Amelia Ann born 1845, Charlie born 1851, John born 1854 and I believe a James. I would be interested in any info on this family, ancestors or descendants. My line goes through Amelia Ann CHAPMAN who married Jonathan Leroy FRENCH in Coventry in 1869, they moved to Nashua, NH then DE. I also would be interested in finding out if indexes to wills or abstracts are available. Also early marriage records--before 1820--I know nothing about Lucy Ann.


Date: Apr 22, 1998

From: Vickie Elam White

Oliver WOODS, son of Benjamin and Bethiah (TAYLOR) WOODS, married his first cousin Mary POWERS, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca (WOODS) POWERS on 5 Jan 1818 in Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT. This family was originally from Dunstable MA area (which later became Dunstable NH and Nashua NH). Jonathan and Rebecca (WOODS) POWERS were living in Weathersfield, Windsor Co. VT in 1790 but had moved to Concord, Essex Co. VT by 1800. They stayed in Concord until at least 1810 but had moved to Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT by 1820. In 1830 they were in Lyndon, Caledonia Co. VT. They were in Lowell, Orleans Co. VT in 1840 when Jonathan died. His widow Rebecca moved back to Lyndon and died there in 1848. I am rather uncertain when Benjamin and Bethiah (TAYLOR) WOODS moved to VT. They were in Dunstable NH in 1796 and I think they were living in Lyndon, Caledonia Co. VT by 1800. And I think they were in Lowell, Orleans Co. VT by 1820. It appears that Benjamin and Bethiah were alive in 1840, living in Lowell. But I lose track of them after that. I would love to know the names of the POWERS and WOODS children who lived in Orleans Co. VT, as well as the death dates for their parents. I think some of them must have remained there, married and had children of their own. Do I have any "cousins" out there in Orleans Co. VT? I appreciate any help you can give.


Date: Apr 22, 1998

From: DEaton6746

GILMAN TAYLOR EATON lived most of his life in Moretown VT. He is my g-grandfather. His birth record was recorded by a daughter in Moretown sometime after the fact as 5 Feb 1814. The place of his birth is listed as Brownington on the birth records of the first 5 of his children recorded in VT VR. On the records for two more of his later children listed in VT VR the birth place shows as Sutton, NH. No primary record of his birth has been found, and no direct indication of parentage. One JONATHAN EATON, b abt 1771 in Shrewsbury MA appears in the records of both Sutton, NH and Brownington VT. He was in the lumber business in Sutton and his name appears frequently in the land transfer records in Brownington starting in the first volume. He appears to have been buying land in large plots, presumably for timber harvest. His children are listed in the History of Sutton, NH. with birth dates given for all but the last two listed. One of the last two was Stillman, (no birth date given) A natural child born to Jonathan and Jane Sargent could have been born in Feb 1814. Was Stillman really Gilman, or possibly a twin?


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: Winnie Oxford

I am interested in any obituaries ... on my G-grandfather WILLIAM CHESTER HAIR who is buried in Newport Cemetery and I believe the name of the cemetery is called LAKE ROAD. He was born 1828 and died 1-9-1895. I have written to Newport, Newport Center, and Charleston and Montpelier for death record and cannot seem to find one. Wife was Emily Almira Foster and is buried there also. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thank you Very Much.


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: Tina

I am searching for the descendants of Jonathon HOADLEY and Hulda (Huldah) ELDRED they were married on April 18, 1867. Hulda was born 1849. She was the daughter of Wilbur Eldred and Hannah Deline. I have Jonathan & Hulda's children listed as Bradley, Leslie, Lester, Nellie, William, Mamie, Belle, Jesse and possibly Elmer. I believe Jonathon and Huldah are buried in Lowell, VT. Thanks so much.


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: Genlist

Where would it be possible to find newspaper archives for the 1830-1900s? Thank you.


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: Patrick Dobbins & Karen Miles Mitchum

I am seeking any information on the MAGOON family, who lived in Craftsbury, VT in the late 1920s or early 1930s.


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: CharFive

Frederick William m. Mary Corey. Mary b. 8 Sept. 1776 Craftsbury, Orleans Co., VT. Believe 11 children born Craftsbury. Would like info on parents of Mary Cory and birth, death and marriage dates of this family. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you


Date: Sun Apr 19, 1998

From: Needler24

Would like to find the birth record of Arthur Melburn Kenesson, Born in Derby Line VT. on 15th of Oct. 1861. Please help me Locate this record . This is my Grandfather.


Date: Tue Apr 07, 1998

From: Missy Gibbs

My great-great grandfather Calvin Comins Bliss was in Derby in 1842 attending some sort of school. He was 19 at the time, so it must have been some sort of high school or college. I would like to find out the name of the school he might have been attending and if there are still records from that school.


Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998

From: Brianne Kelly-Bly

Looking for information on Petro (Peter) A. LE HERISSIER and his wife Constance Phebe LABRAIQUE. Resided in Newport between 1865 and 1890. Petro and Constance had 17 children: Prosper, Desiree, Napoleon, Pierre, Henry G, Eujenic, Jennie, Rosanna, Edward, Lewis, Joseph, Albert, Gregory, Franklin, John Merritt, George Lewi, and Constance. Daughter Constance married Charles ALLARD and remained in Vermont. Any information on the families would be gratefully appreciated. Thank You.


Date: Thu Apr 02, 1998

From: Margaret W. Holt

I would like information on one Jonathan Bailey, married to Martha Morgan Newcomb of Coventry VT. Parents of Clark Densmore Bailey b. 2/17/1851 who married Clorinda Nye, and their daughter, Bertha Cecile Bailey b. 7/16/1881, married one Edward Howard Lewis of Norwich VT. July 1, 1915. Their daughter, Evelyn Martha Lewis b. 5/17/1917 married John F. Watson b. 4/5/15 on May 24, 1938. I am their daughter, Margaret Watson Holt. Therefore, Jonathan Bailey is my great great grandfather. Any information you can give on the Bailey family will be helpful.


Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998

From: Jack Sears

Sometime on or after May 19, 1870, the NEWPORT EXPRESS published an "Essay on the Life and Adventures of Stephen Cole" (by Rachel Allyn, M. D., of Lowell, MA) on the occasion of his diamond wedding anniversary on 5/19/1870. (Stephen Cole was a direct ancestor of mine who lived most of his life in Charleston.) Is there any way I could find someone to locate this article and fax or mail it to me? I live near Seattle, so a trip to Newport is out of the question at present. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Several of my ancestors came from Orleans County, and I have run into many references to Lake Memphremagog but can find no information on the ORIGIN of the NAME. Can anyone help? (I'm writing a family history for people who have never been to Vermont and I'd like to be able to give more information about this unusual name.) Thank you. Jack Sears. Thanks.


Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998

From: Ronald M. Upton

I have a query on the system but have developed new information that the father of Horace was Elisha and John was his brother. Elisha was married to Dolly Moore. Horace's brother & sisters were Otis, Giford, Mary, Dolly, Susan & Louisa (who married Josiah D. Folsom in 1856). Horace married Harriet Keith and had two sons, James & Elisha. Harriet died and the boys stayed with her father until Horace relocated to Mo. then the two boys joined him there. John Upton married Orida Whitcomb in 1828 in Troy and they had two children in the school in 1843. If you have any information on the family and would like to share it please contact me. I have the name from the Troy VT. town records on Harriet Keith's family but no other history.


Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998

From: Sherdy

Would like to find parents of John Clough an Ruth M. Clifford my census, 1840, says Derby VT. Not sure if they were in Canada, VT ,or NH, or Mass. when they came to NY they had 1 girl, Hanna. 2 sons, Nathan & Chester. Send to e-mail above or P.O. Box 62, Binghamton, NY 13905.


Date: Sun Mar 22, 1998

From: Howard Johnston

Elizabeth EASTMAN, of Tamworth, Carroll Co., NH, married Ebenezer HACKETT, 6 March 1792 at Tamworth, NH. Nothing more is known of Elizabeth EASTMAN. Ebenezer, son of Hezekiah HACKETT & Mary KEYSER, was born abt 1772, Tamworth, NH; he died 30 July 1831 in either Lyndon, VT or Barnston, Quebec, Canada. Elizabeth & Ebenezer had 2 known children: William HACKETT, born 1793, Tamworth, NH, died 1856, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. William married Dorothy BLAKE in 1813. Ebenezer HACKETT, born Holland, VT, date unknown; died [place & date unknown]. Ebenezer married Lucenda FULFORD, 31 May 1829, Holland, VT. I would like additional information on Elizabeth EASTMAN. I also suspect Elizabeth EASTMAN & Ebenezer HACKETT had more than just the two children. Howard Johnston, 545 Jefferson St., Kimberly, ID 83341


Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998

From: Robert Humble

Joshua Avery SPEAR, a farmer and stock keeper, a resident of Brownington when his first wife Julia LUCE died there on Dec. 22, 1863. Married second time to Minora "Nancy" Bullard from Bolton, PQ. Nancy died in Brownington June 6, 1867. Their son, Henry A. "Harry" SPEAR was born in Brownington in 1865. Harry is my grandfather. I have quite a bit of data on this SPEAR family. I'll be glad to share it with any interested parties. Likewise, I'd like to hear anything anyone knows about this family, particularly of an anecdotal nature.


Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998

From: Janet

I was browsing the Internet for some way to obtain more information for some of the people I am tracing who went into Brome County, Quebec. Some, I know, lived in Jay, Orleans County. But probably not all did. But I need to ask IF ??? you have ever heard of a Daniel Kirby, b. ca 1791 in Vermont and his wife, Nancy, last name unknown, b. ca. 1794, who were found in Sutton, Canada in the 1861. They had a daughter, born in Brome County who married and had children. I know what happened to them but do not know anything more about the Kirby family. Would you have anything to help several of us who are working together on these Canadian people who, we think, originally came from the States. Many thanks.


Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998

From: Judy

I need an obituary for WALKER, Leonard born abt 1800... Died Newport, VT between 1860-1870.


Date: Wed Mar 11, 1998

From: Diana

Seek info on the family of Russell A. Wilson/Willson = b. Feb.=20 15, 1818; m. Thankful Tracy in Burlington, VT. on Nov. 24, 1839. Family was listed on the 1860 census of Derby, Orleans Co., VT. Children: William, Sarah, Roseanne, George, & Hattie


Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998

From: Rhonda

Hello ~ My name is Rhonda and I am currently (just) starting research into my northern branches of my family tree. Looking for information on FREDERICK MASON (my grandfather). As I am just starting (and I am still awaiting information from my grandmother in New Hampshire) I do not yet have specific dates. I do know that he married Helena LeBrun (on or a little before 1927, because their daughter, my grandmother, Marjorie Mason was born about 1927). Does anyone know how I can find information in census records (online or obtaining them via snail mail).


Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998

From: Joanne Hulbert

I am looking for information about Lucius D. AYER, a.k.a. AYERS, who lived in Glover VT in time for the 1850 US Census. He is apparently deceased by 1860. I have a suspicion he may have died and been buried in Glover VT sometime during the 1850s and would appreciate it if any one has access to Glover records, or knows the cemeteries well, if they could confirm that. Lucius was born circa 1818, married Rebecca Pierce Lawrence in Danville in 1842. Any information on where Lucius would be would be helpful.


Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998

From: Robert E. Scott

My Grandfather, Robert Dent Scott was born in Clarenceville, Quebec in 1833 and lived most of his adult life in Newport, Vermont, where my father was born. I have received the census records for 1880 showing my Grandfather, Grandmother, my Grandfather's two sons from a previous wife, and the first five girls and first son of the twelve children they had. These records were available from the Mormon Family Center. There are a number of places where it is possible that there might be records of interest: after my Grandfather's death, his two first born sons sued my Grandmother over the estate, or some portion of it. Can anyone advise where such records might be available? I visited Newport in July-August 1937 and while there one of these first-born sons smashed a police car with his car and this was widely reported in the newspaper at the time, and there should be some record of that incident. Where would such newspaper archives be? Information from Clarenceville, Quebec is a bit thin on the ground so we plan on being in Quebec and Vermont next October to see what we can find out. It would be of great interest to me to find out if any relatives still live in the area, but I have no idea how to go about such a search.


Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998

From: Toni W. Feeney

Looking for parents or any siblings of Laura A. Hitchcock b. 1862 in Barton. d. 1943 in Bethlehem, N.H. Married to Fred R. Gardner, b. May 8, 1863 in Bethlehem, d. Dec. 6, 1912 in Bethlehem.


Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998

From: Jeff / Emily Stevens

Darius CLEMENT b. 21 Feb. 1771 Barton Landing, Orleans, Vermont. Married Mehitable GRISWOLD b. about 1772. Place of marriage - Fort Ann. Would like more info on the people and the area they are supposedly from.


Date: Wed Feb 25, 1998

From: Fran Johnson

I am looking for birth/death dates for William Allen and Luna Cook(e) who were in Newport Center, VT at the time of birth of daughter Gladys Louise Allen in 1893. Also need parents of her husband James Francis LaBounty who was Born 1879 in Fairfield, VT and died 1967 in Barton, VT. Any help will be appreciated.


Date: Mon Feb 23, 1998


Would like to find parents, Ruth m. Clifford born VT? Married around Derby VT, cemetery. Stone birth 1806 1 Dau Emma, 1833, 1 son Nathen, born 1835, 1 son Chester born 1836-37 these 3 place of birth is ???4 children in St Lawrence Cty, NY, 1 son died in Andersonville go. Civil war prison my address is P.O. Box 62 13905


Date: Mon Feb 23, 1998

From: Matthew H. Burch

Looking for information on Betsy Magoon and her husband Henry Sharp(e). Here is what we have: Betsy and Henry are both termination points in our research, any solid information on either would be greatly appreciated! Betsy Magoon, Born @1790 (Canada?), Married Henry Sharp(e?) before 1809, Born @1790, Died @1809. Son Harvey Sharp(e?), Born 1809 Derby (Derby, Orleans county, Vermont??), Died 29 Dec 1877 Strafford, Orange, VT, USA. EXCERPT BEGIN - From "A Gazetteer of VT" by John Hayward, 1849, p. 54 DERBY, ORLEANS CO. - Boundaries: North by Stanstead in Canada, east by Holland, south by Salem, and west by Memphremagog Lake, which separates it from Newport. First Settlers: The 1st settlement was made in 1795 by Alexander Magoon, Henry Burrell and the Hon. Timothy Hinman. Emigrants from CT and other places soon made it a flourishing town. EXCERPT END - Derby, Orleans, Vermont might well have been the birthplace of Harvey Sharp(e). Alexander Magoon could easily have been a close relation to Betsy Magoon. I have not been able to dig up any reliable info on Alexander Magoon yet either (there are several of them referenced on the web. I have some distant cousins in the VT area who might be able to get me some data, but everything is still in planning stages right now. If a (more) complete copy of the magazine/book listed above can be found, there may be references to Alexander Magoon's family.


Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998


Would like to find mother an father of ruth m. CLIFFORD believed born in VT. Married around Derby VT. She was born 1806 .a Daughter. born 1833 place? VT, a son Nathen born 1835 place VT. A son Chester born 1836-37 place VT. 4 children born in ST. Lawrence City 1 son died in Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Thank you.


Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998

From: Rosemary Flamion

Looking for any information on Abner & Mary CHISSIMORE (also spelled Chessmore, Chasmore, etc) who resided in Troy, Orleans Co, VT in 1810(census). Abner bought land in Troy in 1812. Abner was dead by 1830 and widow Mary died 1841 in Warren Village, Washington Co, VT. Known children: Nabba (Abigail), Nathan Jones, Stephen Wheeler, Sabria Clark, son, daughter, and Alvah.


Date: Tue, 10 Feb 98


Looking for data on ELIJAH HANEY and his wife, MARY DUTCH, who were in Glover Township, Orleans County, Vermont, in 1800. They removed to Durham Township, Drummond County, Quebec, by November, 1816.


Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998

From: Brett MacDonald

I am seeking information on the Barton family in VT. My Grandmother Kathryn Barton was dec from Rufus Barton of RI. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.


Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 13:21:02 -0600

From: Werner Stanley

Seeking others interested in Stanley families from Orleans county early times. Joseph - Timothy and others. I Look forward to hearing from you.


Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998

From: Prudence Chadwick

The following is a short list of the Persons for whom we are seeking information. The surname is spelled variously as: Pettie, Petty, Pettit, and Pettis. John and Ruth are our main sticking point as of now. Looking for info of descendants of Thaddeus Layfayette PETTIE. b. Feb. 2 , 1861 in Jay, VT. His father ,William T. PETTIE was killed in the Civil War and Thaddeus was brought up by a family named PATCH of Fletcher, VT. He kept the family name of PETTIE. He married Ann RUSS of b. Franklin , VT. at Newport on Oct.19,1883. Thaddeus listed as living in Poton, PQ . Her father's name was listed as Thomas Miller Russ no listing of the mother. Husband: John Pettee, Born: Abt 1798, Died: Aft 1860 in: Jay, Orleans, VT -- Wife: Ruth Leach, Born: Abt 1796, Died: Aft 1860 in: Jay, Orleans, VT. CHILDREN: 1 Name: William T. Pettee, Born: Abt 1830, in: Cambridge, Lamoille, VT M Married: February 20, 1853 in: Orleans, Newport, VT; Died: June 14, 1863 in: Port Hudson ,La., Spouse: Ruth E. Miller -- 2 Name: George W. Pettee, Born: October 27, 1827 in: Lamoille, Cambridge, VT; M Married: January 01, 1864 in: Orleans, Greensboro, VT; Died: May 28, 1903 in. Chittenden, Jericho, VT, Spouses: Aurilla S. Hand, Martha Arm Lunsden -- 3 Name: Jacob L. Pettee, Born: Abt 1826 in: Cambridge, Lamoille, VT; M Married: Bef 1858, Died: July 1863 in: New Orleans, LA Union hospital. Spouse: Hannah Chase Any information would be gratefully received.


Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998

From: Mickey Dale

Searching for the parents of Edward D. TUTE and the names of all their children. Edward D. TUTE b. July 1859 m. Katherine L. SEMPLE Edward's parents possibly Leroy TUTE & Samantha. They had 8 ? children: Arvin, Charles, Eugene, Edward, Emma, Melvin, Lorenzo, Leone. Trying to confirm Edward D. TUTE had a brother, O.H. TUTE.


Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998

From: Debbie Hartman

Looking for info. on my great-uncle CARL J.A. COLLINS, b. 12-20-1893 in Sweden and came to Manchester, NH in 1901 with Brandquist family. He stayed in Manchester and eventually moved to Newport, VT where he died in 1983. He was in some type of police work, we have a picture of him in a policeman's uniform. Any info. will be appreciated. His religion was Lutheran, if that helps.


Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998

From: Joy

Looking for an obituary for "Capt." William Nelson, died at Derby on 28 Dec. 1871? He had lived in Orleans Co. since 1810. Also, where would I look for a genealogy of the family? Any help at all is appreciated.


Date: Mon. Jan. 26, 1998

From: Janice Marasch

Looking for the parents of Stephen Guy CADY, born in Washington County, VT, 19 July 1847. Was living with his uncle, Daniel ADAMS, in the 1850 census in Lowell, Orleans County, VT. Later moved to MN.


Date: Sat. Jan 24 14:40:59 1998

From: Nancy Sargent Haslam

Looking for information on PERCY JAY SARGENT (m. Hattie Chamberlain 4/6/16 in North Troy). Know very little about him and would appreciate any information relative to my grandfather. Many thanks!!


Date: Sat. Jan. 24, 1998

From: Debbie Brinz

I am looking for more information on my ancestors Archie McDowell and Mary Jane Gray. They were married 9 Jan 1904 in Barton, VT. Archie was born 9 Nov 1875 in Greensboro, vt. I would love to find their parents and Mary Jane's birth date.


Date: Tue. Jan. 20, 1998

From: Sunshinsu

I am searching for any information regarding my great grandfather, David Packer MacKenzie. He married my great grandmother, Mary Linehan, on December 10, 1876 in Derby Center, Vermont. David Packer MacKenzie died on August 4, 1933 in Derby, or was buried there, and Mary Linehan MacKenzie died on November 23, 1928. They had four children, Ella Elizabeth MacKenzie, Bernice Thorncroft MacKenzie, Glynn Mae MacKenzie and John Duncan MacKenzie (b. Sept. 18, 1900, d. Dec. 17, 1945) my grandfather. I believe David Packer MacKenzie built a home in Island Pond, Vermont in 1900. Any information regarding either branches of this family would be helpful, as I am at a dead end. Thank you.


Date: Tue. Jan. 20, 1998

From: Maxine P. Whitman

I am seeking information on William James SCRIBNER who was married to Mary Jane AINSWORTH about 1860 in ? Derby, Orleans Co., VT.; died 16 March 1925 in Morgan, Orleans Co., VT. Mary Jane died 13 Dec 1936 in Morgan, Orleans Co., VT. They had 5 children and I am especially interested in Fred Willis SCRIBNER b. 25 Feb 1861 in Derby. Orleans Co., VT., died 26 Dec 1937 and is buried in the New Boston Cemetery in Norwich, Windsor Co, VT. Other children were: Flora B. b.1863; Josie Idel b. 1875; Lula B. b. 1877; and Donald W. b. 1882. I would really appreciate any information on the SCRIBNERS in Orleans county, as I think they were all related. Thank you very much.


Date: Mon. Jan 19, 1998

From: Debbie Koran

Looking for information on Joseph Evans. I believe he is the Joseph H. Evans listed in the 1883-84 Gazetteer (p. 214) as the founder of Evansville. I believe he had a daughter Mae Evans b. 14 Jul 1855.


Date: Sun. Jan 11, 1998

From: The Russells

Need help finding parents of Diana SMITH b. 30 Dec 1815 VT m. Newport, Orleans Co 25 Feb 1835 Roswell DROWN. Both gave their residence as POTTON (Lower Canada). Their first child b. 1838 Quebec. Other children born in NY....Any help is appreciated.....Thank you


Date: Mon. Jan 05, 1998

From: Susan Randall

I am looking for information on a Joel Barlow Mooney who was born in Derby, VT around 1820. He had moved to Dalton, NH by the 1840's.


Date: Sun. Jan 04, 1998

From: Carol Mero

Looking for any/all information on James Brooks and Jane Richardson who were married in Irasburg 30 Oct 1849. She was probably the daughter of Elias Richardson and born in Canada. James and Jane had at least sons Edwin D. Brooks, b. 16 Jun 1851, and Charles Washington Brooks, b. 14 Feb 1854, both of whom were in foster homes in the 1850 census. What happened to James and Jane?


Date: Sun. Jan. 4, 1998

From: Donna Biggs

Mann, Frederick, b. 23 June 1756 in Salem, VT. Who were his parents?


Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997

From: F. Shaw

I am interested in any particulars on, and the background of, Bryon Ricker (born 1820 in Westfield Town.) and his wife Fanny Stephenson (born 1819/20 in Westfield Twp). Their granddaughter, Stella Ricker (1868-1940) is the mother of my grandmother, Maud Cummings.


Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997

From: Kirsten Person

Searching for settlers of Orleans County who came from the Blackstone Valley towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, & Uxbridge, Mass. Trying to create a database to be eventually free online of all families associated with the Valley. Glad to do look-ups in my files for anyone.


Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997

From: Ronald M. Upton

My name is Ronald Upton and I am trying to find information on my ancestor Horace Upton, Son of John,. Horace was born in 1821 in No. Troy, VT. I have information that there were 11 bothers and sisters of Horace. I only have names of Otis, Gifford ( was a minister), Mary and Elsie. He married Harriet W. Keith and had two sons, Frank and James). They were divorced and Harriet's Father raised the two boys. Horace later married Emily Brace who was from Erie County, NY. The information I have on John Upton is that he came from England with two brothers and his Mother was Dolly Moore, a cousin to Sir Thomas Moore the Irish Poet.


Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997

From: Scott A. Wheeler

I am looking for information on Sullivan and Mary (Provoncher dit Bellville) Church. Mary and Sullivan lived in various towns throughout the county during the mid and later part of the 19th century. Their marriage produced several children, one being my Great grandmother, Annie (Church) Simino. The other children were: Arthur Church, Lilla Bell Church, Clara Bell Church, Frederick Church, and Gertrude Church. The children were born between 1870 and 1880. Although, I myself, live in Orleans County Vermont, I have only been able to find only a minimal amount of information on Sullivan and Mary. From a picture that I have of them it appears most likely that Mary was a native American. Some records suggest she was born in Derby, Vermont while other say Canada. Records say that Sullivan was born in Coventry, Vermont. At some point, he moved to Salem, Vermont which has since merged with the town of Derby. He spent three years with the 9th Vermont Regiment in the Civil War. In the 1880 Orleans County census, it simply lists his occupation as "insane". It then appears that Sullivan died many years later in an institution in Brattleboro, Vermont. If anyone can help me with my research on either the Bellville, which at times is also written "Belville" or the Church ancestry, it would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997


I am trying to find the parents of my great-great grandfather, William Henry Danforth. I believe he was born June 4, 1819 in Troy, Orleans Co., VT. He married on Jan. 8, 1843 to Marianne Nichols Morse. They had a son Albro Benvard (or Bernard) Danforth born on August 25, 1847 in Essex, Concord, VT. Fran Anderson, PO Box 560407, Montverde, FL 34756-0407.


Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997

From: Lois

I am looking for any information that I can find on a Charlotte Allen who was married to Ephrim Jewett Crafts. Her father is listed as Elnathan Allen in the Craft genealogy book 1893. Ephrim Jewett Crafts' line can be followed to Griffin Crafts of the Mass. Bay Colony but we are interested to find out more about Charlotte. Sorry I don't have any more information here at this time but I could supply more if need be, but not much more.


Date: Sun, 7 Dec 97

From: Andrea Crowell

My great-great grandfather Norman Francis BATES was born in Derby Center 11-6-1839. Last summer, we searched the town records but could find no record of his birth, although we did find records of various Bates family members. Norman's father was Sylvester Bates, born in Hartland 10-13-1811 to Sophia CADY (1784-1848) and Sylvanus BATES (1778-1860). Sophia and Sylvanus lived in Derby Center after 1815 and are buried there. Their other children were Sophia, Joseph, Maria, and Lyman; Sylvanus' children from a previous marriage to Hannah Paddock were Lewis C., Hushai, Hannah, and William P. Sophia Cady was born in Windsor; we don't know anything about her family. I'd be very interested to hear from anyone else researching the BATES and CADY families in Vermont.


Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997

From: Bob Heck

I have been researching my BURGESS family history for many years and I'm looking for a biography on my Vermont BURGESS family. Would it be possible to obtain a copy of two pages of a book (pages 219 and 220) listed in the Greenlaw Index of NEHGS as follows: Title: Vermont, Actual Title: Genealogy and Family History Of the State of Vermont..., Author: Carleton, Hiram, Publisher: Lewis Pub. Co. 1903, Shelf: YT-55-2, Volume 1, pages 219 and 220 Subject: Archibald Burgess from White Creek, NY, Hoosick, NY, and Bennington, VT. Archibald Burgess was the brother of my ggg grandfather, Benjamin Burgess who also lived in Bennington and other areas of VT in the early 1800's. Both were sons of Benajah B rgess and Zilpha Matteson. Benajah and Zilpha are buried at Wallomsac, NY. I would be happy to exchange information with interested persons. I have not been able to find a copy of the book and I was hoping that someone from Vermont would be able to help me out. Thank you, Bob Heck, 4910 Steeple Dr., Greendale, WI 53129.


Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997

From: Sally B. Die

I just sent an E-Mail to "Post a query for Orleans County". I need help. I can not find anything on Asa Benton, who was born in Vermont in the 1700's. (Orleans County) I have a tin-type picture of a Lord Louden Benton. I need the name of Asa's father in order to continue research. Can you please help? I will pay for copies, etc.


Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997

From: Mark T. Beedy

I am searching for information on a Daniel Beedy who is listed on census records as living in Orleans Co., the town of Albany in 1830. I believe that this could be by ggg grandfather. I am trying to determine who his parents were and any information that I can find about him will help my research. I would like to know who was living with this Daniel Beedy from Albany, Orleans Co. in 1830. Thank you for your help.


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997

From: Paul Goin

My name is Paul Goin, and Eri Goin is my gr-gr-gr-grandfather, born in 1803, somewhere in Vermont. He spent a lot of time in Littleton NH, but as late as 1860 was back in Irasburg, ( I have a death certificate from a 5 year old son that died then/there). Being in Arizona, it's difficult for me to do research -- I was hoping you may have some grave info on Eri in Orleans County, especially in the Irasburg area. It may be a long shot, but info on Eri is tough to come by. Please e-mail me back with any info on 'GOIN' graves in Orleans county. Thanks in advance.


From: Mike Ranger

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997

I'm looking form information about two individuals who served in the Civil War, both enlisting from Irasburgh, Orleans, Vermont on August 8, 1862. The two are most likely brothers. Information I have follows: George R. RANGER enlisted with F/11 VT Inf and was honorable discharged. He file for pension in Vermont on September 22, 1868. It was granted. He died soon after filing, as his wife Cynthia A. (Ranger) filed for pension on November 2, 1868. It too was granted. William T. RANGER enlisted with F/11 VT Inf, but soon transferred to F/1 VT Heavy Artillery. It appears he died from wounds before returning home. His mother Lucy (Ranger) is shown as filing for his pension on April 28, 1866. It was granted. I also show a John T. RANGER born about 1864 in Irasburgh. He was married to Anna Bryant on September 19, 1888 in Guilford, New Hampshire. No other information is know. Based on the dates, he could be a son of George R. Ranger above, or the son of another brother of the above. I am trying to find information of their parentage, additional vital dates and any other information you may have or find. The above is important. I have been conducting research on my family for some time. This is an encompassing project which includes all Ranger family members. The family originated by way of Edmund Ranger in Boston, and spread throughout New England, and later West. Of the many Vermont family groups, the above has been my single biggest problem. Anything you can provide will be most appreciated, and helpful. Thanks in advance. Mike RANGER, 108 SE 1161-002, Knob Noster, MO 65336


Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997

From: Donna

Ruth Clifford and John Clough....Early 1800's 3 children born 1833 (girl),1835(son) and 1836 or 37 (?). Looking for any information. Possible moved from Sherbrooke, Quebec to Orleans County. Thank you!


Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997

From: S. Hafner

I am searching information on my grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. My father was Clifton Frank Day, born in Albany Vt., on 1/6/10. He was the son of Ina Mae Hyde, and Frank Charles Day. My father is no longer alive and I am unable to get any information beyond those names., Some of my fathers siblings were, Cleon Day, Walter Day, Claude Wendall Day, Olive Day, and twins Dean and Dale Day. Any information I can obtain would be extremely appreciated.


Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997

From: Peggy Whipple

I'm looking for the death record of Stephen BURTON. He married in Irasburg, Jan 1812 to Hannah MERRILL. She died in Irasburg in 1869. I would like to find her grave and if Stephen died in Irasburg. I also believe their children were born in Irasburg. Nathan Y. BURTON, Sept., 1812 and Hiram C. BURTON about 1821. I sure there are more. Is there any one else working on this line or someone in Irasburg who can help me? Thank you, Peggy Whipple, Etna, CA


Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997

From: JoAnn Osborn

Seeking information on ORVILLE THOMAS FISK b: 1838 Irasburg, VT (civil war vet) and wife: SALOME BICKFORD RICHARDSON b: 08 April 1832 Grover (?? VT. Would like to hear from anyone who may be researching this family, or anyone who may lend me some time in doing research for them in Orleans Co, VT. as I am unable to travel.


Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997

From: E. Bushman

I'm searching for a cemetery in Newport where my Great grandfather may be buried, around 1865-1875. Any assistance would be appreciated.


Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997


I am looking for my great grandmother's, Lottie May Gleason (HARRIS), family. She was born in St. Johnsbury on Nov. 29, 1881 to Wallace and Ida HARRIS. I have been unable to find her birth certificate, therfore I have been unable to find the right Wallace HARRIS. I have found her death certificate, but the copy was very light. Lottie married Albert Lorenzo Gleason on Aug. 22, 1895. They settled in Barton and Glover, having 13 children, one of which is my grandmother, Dorothy (Gleason) Young. Any help in continuing my HARRIS line would be more appreciated than you could know.


Date: Tue Oct 28, 1997

From: Tom

Caleb, 1810 Census, Coventry, may have moved to Ohio or sons may have moved to Ohio before 1821. Any info appreciated.


Date: Sun Oct 26, 1997

From: R.W.Trask

Searching for any information on my ggg grand father, Jacob Rufus Trask [born 1811 North Hero, Grand Isle, VT, died 1853 Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, NY] and his parents. Jacob Rufus Trask married Elenor S. or Elnora B. Clough [born 1-17-1819 in East Charleston, VT, died 1853 Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, NY]. Elnora's father Jabez or Jabish Clough (b: 6-5-1794) came from Hallowell, ME and settled in East Charlston, VT because of land granted to him as a veteran of the U.S. Navy after the War of 1812. Jabez married a girl of French ancestry named Lettie Capron on 8-10-1818 at Barnston, Quebec, Canada. Thank you. R.W.Trask Family Home Page and Trask Surname Research on the Internet


Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997

From: Earline Killian

I am researching the William Tabor and wife Barbara Jenny Tabor who left Colorado and ended up in Newport Orleans Co VT. My g-grandmother Katherine Hammel and Barbara Tabor were sisters and I would very much like to find this family and their descendants for my records. Any information you could send me would be greatly appreciated. She was very active in her church.


Date: Wed Oct 22, 1997

From: Michael Estabrook

My Great-Great-Grandmother Maria Metcalf (1826-1872) married John Huntington (1846) in Irasburg; both of them also died in Irasburg. I am searching for her parents, believe they were Cyrus Metcalf & Lydia Root from Piermont NH. Can anyone substantiate this? I've been to Piermont and can find no records.


Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997

From: Patrick Dobbins and Karen Mitchum

I am seeking information on my great-grandmother Melvina LEMERE/LAMERE, born in Derby, Vermont in 1860. I would like to find out the names of her parents. She was married to Nathaniel F. Miles born in Sheffield, Vermont in 1851. I am trying to find out why she is not buried next to him. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Date: Sat Oct 18, 1997


VES, Charles H. He served in the Civil War in Co. I, 10th Reg. of Vermont Vol.. He died at Columbia Hospital in Washington,D.C. on Dec.18,1863. He was married to MARY L. EMERSON of Hyde Park,Vt. They had two children ,Laura J. b. Oct.8,1860 at Hyde Park and Ellen A b. Nov .19,1862 also at Hyde Park, VT. Hoping to find Charles' parents, especially his mother's maiden name. At the time of his marriage he listed his home as Corinth, VT.


Date: Sun Oct 12, 1997


I am looking for Welcome Palmer Brown. When I contacted Ancestral Findings a Welcome Brown turned up in Orleans Co. on the census in 1810 and 1830.... I know that Welcome Palmer Brown was admitted to the Illinois Barr on May 18, 1834 at the age of 22. He was to have attended Bridgewater Academy in NY... and he may have been raised by an aunt? We do not know. Do you have any information on Welcome Brown VT Location: Barton; Years: 1810 and 1830 he was listed on page 446 in 1810 and 169 in 1830.


Date: Fri, 10 Oct., 1997

From: S.G.Koran

My aunt, Vieva Lillis STONE was born Aug. 21, 1901 in Acton, MA. She was married on April 7, 1917 in Brownington Center, VT. to Harry Roy CLOUGH. She died Nov. 29, 1918 in Brownington Center, VT. Her obituary states that she left a "little son". I am seeking info on her son and also any info on the STONE and CLOUGH families of Brownington Center, VT. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Date: Sat Oct 04, 1997

From: Tina Redington

I am looking for any information on the ancestors and descendants of Comfort HEALY b: 1771, married to Anna WALTER b: 1775. I have one son listed, Stephen Walter HEALY b: 1797 in Lyndon, VT. [listed as being in Orleans Co.] d:Oct. 28 1887. Married to Elizabeth Arnold WILLIAMS b: 1805 in Craftsbury, Orleans, VT d:1855 in Springville, Utah Co., UT. Children of Stephen and Elizabeth: William Southwick HEALY b: 1825; Susan Jeruisa HEALY b: 1827 George C. HEALY b: 1829 d: Oct. 20, 1870; John Hubbard HEALY b: 1831 d: July 1, 1874 Samuel Stillman HEALY b:1833 d: 1896; Elizabeth HEALY [my ggmother] b: Sept. 12, 1835 d: Dec. 3, 1915 m: July 15, 1855 to William ROBINSON Paul HEALY b: 1837 All of these children were born in Irasburg, Orleans Co. VT. I am trying to trace all branches of this family and ANY information would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Wed Oct 01, 1997

From: Ed Kittredge

Looking for help with a family buried in the Newport Center Cemetery. Do you have any records of the Cemetery or do you know where I might find someone who would have those records? Can/will you help? Would appreciate a reply. Thanks.


Date: Sat Oct 18 08:45:18 1997

From: Ernest J. Chadwick

William T. Pettie was listed in various documents as having been born in Cambridge about 1830 and served in the Civil War. He died of wounds suffered at the battle of Port Hudson in June 1863. His wife Ruth Miller died on Dec. 1864. They had three children: Prudence Jane, Hanna Ella,and Thaddeus Lafayette. Any info on his parents ,thought to be John and Ruth Pettie would be deeply appreciated. There are several spelling differences that have shown up i.e. Petty, Pettee, Pettis and perhaps more. Thanks for your time. Ernie.


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:24:45 -0400

From: Nancy Rudolph

Seeking parents of Arnold HEALY born about 1817 in Vermont married Lydia GOODALE in Irasburg, Orleans, VT December 6, 1832. Arnold left Vermont about 1835 and went to Ohio possibly with Joseph Smith (Mormon).


Date: Wed Oct 01 23:58:12 1997

From: Toni W. Feeney

Any info on George Russell Gardner m. to Sally Foss. Lived in Derby, VT., Had a son, Russell Gardner b. Aug. 12, 1833 in Derby. Sally Foss supposedly related to a Eugene Noble Foss (1858- 1939), b. in VT. and Gov. of Mass. 1911 - 1914. Thanks in advance.


Date: Wed Oct 01 23:57:29 1997

From: Eddie Oxford

I saw a Daniel Foster of Orleans County listed in the civil was Co. H in 1864 and was discharged 3 months later with chronic heart ulcerated. Can anyone tell me if you have his date of birth and death and if his parents were Joseph and Lury or Lucy Foster. He would be my g-grandmothers brother if this is the same Daniel Foster.


Date: Mon Sep 22 23:20:26 1997

From: Virginia L. Basford

My ancestor, Thomas Lamphear (Lanphere/Landfair, Lanphear etc.) died in Orleans County - Hyde Park. Any connection to that name. Thanks!


Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 18:27:35 -0400 (EDT)

From: Frank Shaw

I am looking for the origins or any information on the Ricker Family. The oldest member I have is Joseph Ricker . His son was Bryon Ricker born in 1820 and married to Fanny Stephenson. They lived in Westfield Town.,Orleans County, Vermont. Bryon's son was John Stephenson Ricker (1842-) who was married to Ellen Bertrand (1846-) Their daughter Stella Ricker (1868-1940) married my great grandfather John Baxter Cummings (1864-1952). Any help is welcome. Also send to "New England Genealogy"


Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 10:55:11 -0400

From: Bob Kitchen North

Seeking information about George Peck, b April 18, 1837 d. Jan 23, 1897 and buried in Derby Cemetery. Married Mary B. Collins about 1873. Where was he born and who were his parents? Also, seeking information about the A.S. Collins family living in Salem, Orleans, VT according to the 1850 Census. A daughter Mary B. Collins may be my g. grandmother b. April 22, 1850, m. George Peck, Abt 1874, d. June 20, 1920 and buried at Derby Cemetery.


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 15:41:52 -0700

From: Donald A. Sanborn

SANBORN, HARRINGTON, WATSON, IDE: Danville, Hardwick, St Johnsbury, Caledonia County and East Charleston, Orleans County, VT: Researching my Sanborn ancestors, esp. Jonathan SANBORN (1782-1813) and Martha WATSON (1784-1842) family of Danville, Caledonia Co. (VCS Genealogy #1 109). Ch. # 1 Joel SANBORN b. 1806 Danville. Was there a ch. # 2 John SANBORN b. abt. 1809, exact place not known but believed to be in NE Vermont? This John apparently studied medicine with a 1st cousin, Benaiah SANBORN, M.D. (UVM 1827) and was the first physician in East Charleston, Orleans Co. in 1836. (Another 1st cousin, Anson SANBORN, slo John and Delia Miles SANBORN, VCS #475, was superintendent of the Sabbath School in East Charleston [Navy] at the same time.) Dr. John Sanborn set up his practice in Hardwick, Caledonia Co. about 1837, married Caroline HARRINGTON, dau of Esq. Leonard HARRINGTON and Lydia IDE of St. Johnsbury, and had 4 children 1836-44. He and his family belonged to the M-E Church in South Hardwick. He died in 1855 in Hardwick, and was buried in Maple Street Cemetery there. Anyone researching this particular line, please contact me to swap info.


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997

From: Kevin Spaulding

I am looking for information about my 3G grandfather Theophalos Huse who married Polly Perkins. I don't have any data about their birth/death dates/places, but I know that they resided in Westfield, Orleans Co., Vermont at least at the time that their son Joseph was born 26 Aug 1831. The birthrate of Joseph leads me to suspect that Theophalos and Polly may have been born in the range 1790-1815, perhaps near Westfield, VT. Joseph was a Union soldier in the Civil War. He married 8 Nov 1853 Helen Eliza Jackson, b. 30 Jul 1835, d. 6 Jul 1911. They resided in Stowe, Lamoille Co., VT. I descend through their daughter Grace Mabel Huse. Joseph died 21 Jul 1888.


Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997


I would like to know what cemetery someone would be buried in around 1870 to 1900 in Newport. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Date: 26 Aug 1997 20:17:30 EDT

From: Roy Gutfinski

My grgrgrandfather, Lorenzo H. Harding, was born in Lowell in 1823, son of John and Mary Harding. One source, the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, claims that Mary Harding's maiden name was Hutchins and that she was from Eden (which at that time was in Orleans County). Does anyone have information on or interest in this family? Roy Cornell Gutfinski, P.O. Box 1115, Gardiner, Maine 04345


Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 12:28:14 -0700

From: Linda Hackney

I am looking for the Sherburne Family they lived in Orleans County in the early 1800's. I am looking for Samuel Sherburne b: September 13, 1800 in Orleans County, Vermont. Do not know parents names. Samuel married Philinda George in Vermont and had children. George Simon Sherburne b: 1827, Caroline Sherburne b:1830, Joseph Osmus Sherburne b:1832, and John F. Sherburne b: 1834. My name is Linda Hackney and I live in California Samuel Sherburne is my g-g-g-grandfather. Thank you , Linda Hackney, 608 Appaloosa Street, Ridgecrest, California 93555


Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:41:36 -0500

From: Terry Nichols

I've recently have been trying to help my Uncle out in his quest to find a link from Vermont to Wisconsin and the Sias name. In an article he obtained at the Main Library in Madison, Wi., he established that a Charles Sias and brother Benjamin Sias founded basically the Sias name in Vermont. I found that Charles Sias, Jr. had a child with Elizabeth Glines. The child was Benjamin F. Sias and born in 1817. I found a Land Office Claim record in Wisconsin in the year 1854 signed by Benjamin F. Sias. The earlier article never said what happened to Benjamin F. Sias, born in 1817 in Vermont. I looked in this article and it said that there was a Durham, Vermont at that period but some question of border disputes.


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 21:16:15 -0400 (EDT)

From: Steven William Randall

Can you help me ??? I am trying to track down the paper(s) in Vermont that covered a murder that took place in 1871 on June 29th. The person was my great, great grandfather and I want to learn about what happened. His name was Benjamin Franklin Randall who was murdered at the age of 39 in Groton, Vermont. The death certificate reflects issue as being in Groton, Vermont. I will do anything to get the story on this.


Date: Mon Aug 18 20:04:42 1997

From: Sue Grant

I am researching my father's mother and her family. I know that her name as it appears on her baptism record is Marie Catherine Cadoret. My father believes her name was Catherine Marie Cadorette. I'll take either if she was born Aug 2, 1911 in Newport, Vermont. Her parents listed on the above record were Phileaf Cadoret and Marie Vallee. Any information (birth or death certificates, obituaries, etc) on any of the above names would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Date: Tue Aug 12 18:52:16 1997

From: Wanda Wedge Greathouse

I have been searching for my great-great grandfather, Ezra Bales Wedge. He died in the Civil War in Lake County Indiana. He died on 13 January 1864. My records indicate that there is a Ezra B. Wedge buried in Orleans County Vermont with a death date of 13 Jan 1863. Since both Ezra and Wedge are rare names, I would think this a very unusual coincidence that the death dates are to the same month and day, with a year variance on the year. Ezra was the son of William Wedge, don't have anything further on him. There was another Ezra Biley Wedge, son of Ezra Sr. Would appreciate any Wedge information--any place. Mail to: Wanda Wedge Greathouse, 2513 E Service Rd, Ceres, CA 95307.


Date: Sun Aug 10 17:37:20 1997

From: Dot Butz

Searching for parents of Hugh Soper, born 22 Feb 1800 in Vermont. Info from Family Bible. Any help appreciated.


Date: Tue Aug 05 18:22:22 1997


Blanchard, Francis b. 1843 m Leona Nault Aug 4, 1884, Francis was b. in Canada but lived in Derby. He was in the Civil War ninth Regiment Infantry Company E. Leona is second wife, he had a lot children by the first wife Name unknown. Children by Leona were Clyde, Archie, Oliver and Abbie Blanchard. Francis change his name from Blanchette to Blanchard around 1855. I am looking for any information about him. His parent may have been Francois-Xavier Blanchette & Marie-Judith Millette.


Date: Sat Jul 26 09:17:12 1997

From: John Flannery

I've been tracing my family for some time and will share what I've found. My mother was Bertha Helene Sinon and was born in E. Albany on 1-30-1899. Her father was John T. Sinon and he was born 6-17-1857, I believe he was born in Vergennes , VT. His wife was Anne Mullaney born 5-10-1860 in county Mayo, Ireland. John Sinon's father, my great- grandfather, was William Sinon and was born in 1834 in County Tipperary, Ireland. Most all of the above with the exception of my mother Bertha are all buried in St. John's Cemetery in E. Albany. I forgot to include John Sinon's mother--she was Mary Tunney and was born in Ireland 3-17-1817 I think in County Mayo. Anne Mullaney,s parents were Patrick Mullaney and Ellen Killgallen (I don't have their birth and death information) Hope this information isn't to confusing. Thanks, and hope to hear from someone.


Date: Sat Jul 26 09:18:56 1997

From: Maryann Lane

I'm also looking for Taylor - trying to contact Wally Chase but links haven't been working. My gggfather was James Taylor son of Francis and Martha and he had another brother who was a minister. James has vanished from the records so I have a lead on a possible daughter of his brother. Her name was Louise Eva Taylor who married a Kendall. Louise was born c. 1883 in Lowell, VT to Buzzell and Josephine Taylor. I'm trying to find out if she is indeed related to James. I'm hoping your friend Flossie may have some info if these names are familiar to her. My James settled in RI and his brother was supposedly a minister in Mass. Hoping to see if Buzzell and James are same family. If Wally Chase is reading please email at


Date: Sat Jul 26 09:20:23 1997

From: Linda Hackney

I hope someone can help me. I am looking for the birth certificate of Samuel Sherburne born: September 13, 1800 Orleans County, Vermont. I do not know who his parents names, he is my ggggrandfather. Are there birth certificates going back this far or records of births?  Linda Hackney, 608 Appaloosa Street, Ridgecrest, California 93555


Date: Sat Jul 26 09:20:34 1997

From: Rosalie Wolfe

I am wondering if it possible to get the information from an obit. Date - Information supplied in obit on: Agnes C. Dunn Corkrum died - 15 Feb 1912. Newport, Vermont Thank you for volunteering, I will appreciate any help that is given. Rosalie


Date: Sun Jul 13 13:48:18 1997

From: Wally and Sheila Chase

We are looking for any information on the Taylor Family from Lowell, VT. Flossie Taylor is My great aunt and is 98 years old and we are doing this for her.


Date: Sat Jul 12 09:47:17 1997

From: LeeAnne Godin

Looking for descendants of the following ALLEN's - Joseph/Jasper ALLEN m. Irene CLIFFORD. Children that I know of Jacob ALLEN m. Ruhma Martha DEAN in Coventry, VT July 3, 1856 (Thomas J. m. Alma D. STOWE, Kate m. Melvin W. SALLS, Edward, James m. Lucy BROWN, Charles F., and Laura A.) m. Mary Ann AINSWORTH in Woodbury, VT June 26, 1892. Almira ALLEN m. ? HAWES m. Sawyer G. FARRINGTON Justin ALLEN m. Cynthia Lucretia McCOY in Bolton, PQ April 8,1868 (Alice J., Almer A./William A., Herbert R., and Walter) Ivory/Ivra ALLEN m. Mary ELLIOT in Bolton, PQ January 16, 1868 (Robert m. Ada WOOD m. Hattie WRIGHT m. Adella FISHER, and Rosco) Manley ALLEN m. Elvira GEER in Bolton, PQ August 6, 1865 (Ernest A. m. Nellie PERRY, Alvin, Mary m. Albert WHITCOMB, Hugh m. Eleanor J. STRONG, and Gracie) m. Sarah T. BRISSETTE Lyman G. ALLEN m. Mary Ann MAGOON (Nelson Daniel m. Nora Belle HODGE, Rufus, and Ida May m. George WILSON) m. Margaret HILDRETH. Also, Looking for information on how Allen Hill in north Newport got it's name. Does anyone know this information? It is located a little west of the lake near the Canadian border. Will gladly share information I have.


Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997

From: Karen Tomecek

Does anyone have a listing for Orleans County Cemeteries? I need a lookup for the Protestant Cemetery, Lowell, Orleans Co., VT. I'm trying to determine if a Roswell ALLEN who died 21 July 1680 and is buried there is my Roswell. I wonder if his gravestone gives any clues as to his wife and/or family. These are the only clues I have regarding my particular bloodline; Roswell ALLEN of Lowell, Orleans, VT, m Celia (_____) and had daughter Charlotte ALLEN who m 4 May 1851, Ephraim Jewett CRAFTS, b Hartford, Windsor Co., VT, 1 Apr 1831 (son of Samuel Jewett CRAFTS & Rebecca (STEARNS) CRAFTS). Roswell & Celia had 10 children.


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997

From: Barbara Lewis

Looking for information on how to find news articles in Derby / Newport newspapers about my family. It was a large newspaper and all the children were born around the 1825-1835 time period. Also, I am looking for information on Samuel SHERBURNE who was born 13 Sep 1800 in Vermont. He married Philinda GEORGE and their children were born in Derby Line near Newport in Orleans County. Their children were George Simon, Osmus, Caroline, Joseph, John, and William. They brought their family to Michigan and settled in Saginaw County. I am trying to connect Samuel to the Sherburnes who were originally from New Hampshire.


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 18:10:15 -0700

From: Lucy D. Fields

I am trying to locate the parents of Norman Hartwell who was born in Derby, Vermont about Aug 18, 1829. He was married to Sarah GUSTIN; b. Feb 12, 1833 in Stemstead (Stanstead?), Canada. They had the following children: James Willis, Susan Laura, Eliza Ann, Francelia, Levi Norman, Sallie Minerva, and Lewis Henry.


Date: Sun Jul 06 20:38:21 1997

From: Leslie S. Edwards

Am interested in exchanging information on the family of Lysander Amos BRAYNARD b 21 Apr 1844 in Morgan, son of Joseph Alanson and Sophronia Lee (CALKINS) BRAYNARD. Lysander married Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS b 28 Jul 1849 in Morgan. Would like to locate birth records for both Lysander and Mary.


Date: Sun Jul 06 20:38:21 1997

From: Leslie S. Edwards

Would like to locate the parents of Polly SHORT of Derby who married Lorenzo WILLIAMS 25 Mar 1844 in Morgan. Would like to share info on the WILLIAMS family.


Date: Sat, 05 Jul 1997 21:46:47 -0400

From: Wallace E. Chase

Im seeking any information on Flossie M. Taylor, born around 1897 in Lowell Vt. or her family. Her fathers name was Joseph Taylor. Flossie has a sister who is 98 years old and we are trying to get their history for her. Any history on the Taylor family will be a big help.


Date: Sat Jul 05 17:42:53 1997

From: Jim Schwartz

Looking for info on the parents of Martin Bernard Johnson (d. 1959)of Craftsbury Common. After Martin's death, his house on the common was sold and is now part of the Sterling School. Martin's parents were Thomas & Kate Johnson (nee Gallagher) from County Mayo (?) Ireland. I have no details of their birth-marriage-death dates or places.


Date: Fri Jul 04 10:40:57 1997

From: Mary Chenery

I am trying to find out more information about my mother's side of the family. She, her sister, and both parents all died of cancer. I'm trying to pull together information so I can be best informed of what the future might hold in store for me. My grandmother, and her sister and brothers were all born in Newport. What is the best way to get copies of their birth certificates? And is there a "simple" way to check into death certificates. I spent the day in the National Archives, but unfortunately census are only available through 1920, due to legislative laws. This would be a puzzle I would be very proud to put together not only for myself, but for my future family. Any suggestions or addresses you could give me would be appreciated.


Date: Tue Jun 24 20:45:42 1997

From: Joy Thomas

Seeking information on William NELSON, who lived in Derby, VT from 1804 until his death on 28 Dec. 1871. In the Derby death records he is listed as "Capt." Wm NELSON, but I have nothing saying why he was called Captain. He came from Putney, Windham Co. VT, along with his father Thomas NELSON and a brother Thomas, Jr. William NELSON had at least two sons and one daughter.: 1) Wm. Lucius NELSON, b. 1814 in Derby, who m. Sarah A. on 7 Oct. 1847. Lucius died in 1855. 2) Asa Burton NELSON b. April 1827. William's daughter's married name was ADAMS. By mail to 2024 E. Olive Ave., Merced CA 95340-1772


Date: Tue Jun 24 05:57:16 1997

From: Karen Tomecek

All I know regarding Rowell & Celia ALLEN is that they were from Lowell, VT, and they had a daughter Charlotte ALLEN who married 4 May 1851, place unknown, Ephraim Jewett CRAFTS. Ephraim and Charlotte had a son Samuel CRAFTS born 10 Oct 1861, place unknown, who married Emily L. EDWARDS 17 Sep 1882 in Johnson, Lamoille Co., VT. I would like birth, marriage, death information on these 3 couples.


Date: Sat Jun 21 09:44:48 1997

From: Toni W. Feeney

Looking for info on Russell Gardner's mother and father. Russell was born August 2, 1833 in West Derby. He died Sept. 8, 1912 in Bethlehem, N.H. He married Doraxa Eaton.


Date: Sat Jun 21 09:45:14 1997

From: Timothy Cuchna

I am looking for any information on the family of Liberty Aldrich b. abt 1820. He was a Civil War Veteran.

HANEY (Elijah/Elijiah)

Date: Tue Jun 17 21:31:18 1997


Looking for info on above family member. When we visited Vermont in 1996, we found 1830 census records showing a 1-year-old Elijah in Orleans county, but no record of birth. His father was Henry F. Haney, as was his brother (jr?). We are looking for any info on any of these names, but especially Elijah. Can you help? I have much info about Elijah's subsequent career, if your archive is interested. Please copy any reply to, and by mail to T.Y.Haney 10390 Paw Paw Dr. Holland MI 49424


Date: Sun Jun 08 16:14:32 1997


June 7, 1997 Retha Chase Doane, am looking for John Chase born in Orleans, possibly Irasburg, Vermont between 1785 & 1795? Married a Ruth_____. Would like birth and marriage records. They moved from there to Lewis County New York, as they had a son, John LaRue Chase, born in Lewis County in 1815.


Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 10:22:33 -0400 (EDT)


Am doing research on my Ordway family tree. Know that George Ordway married Clarinda Bryant and died August 6, 1900 in Irasburgh, VT. He was born March 3, 1819 in Bradford, VT. Know that Martha Ordway (daughter) married Cornelius McGoff and also lived and died in Irasburgh. Have many children of Martha and Cornelius as living and dying in Irasburgh. Also know that George Ordway's sister Susan Ordway married Richard Taplin had many children and lived and are buried in Irasburgh. Can you help. I am unable to find any living descendants of these two families.


Date: Tue May 20 19:45:52 1997

From: Cynthia Massey

Can anyone explain why there are 2 stones over two different graves for the same person in the No. Troy Cemetery? One stone has: Abigail/wife of/ Ruel Keith/ died June 28/ 1851/ AE 65 ys 8 mos 18 days. The other stone has: Abigail/ wife of/ Ruel Keith/ Died/ June 28, 1851/ AE 63 ys 8 mos.. I am also seeking information on any of the No. Troy Keiths: Ruel Zebulon Keith (1832- ?) who was living in Troy in 1890 with wife Luette; their daughter Lottie Keith ((1866)- ?) who married Alvin Aiken ((1859)- ?); H.C. Keith, A.J. Keith, C.M. Keith, all 3 on the Beers Atlas map (late 1800). Abigail Mead Keith of the two gravestones was the mother of Azuba Keith Pettingill and Ruel Zebulon Keith, both of No. Troy.


Date: Tue May 20 19:46:39 1997


Burial of Caroline Brooks Bush Stone. Looking to see if she was buried in Newport. Was living in this town around 1875 or more.


Date: Sun. May 18, 1997

From: Steven L. Mason

I am looking for information regarding Aime (Amos) Mason. Moved to Irasburg circa 1845. Father of David. David father of Adolphus (Ben). Believed born in Quebec in the region referred to as La Bas near St. Lawrence River, north of Montreal around 1815-1820.


Date: Fri May 16, 1997

From: Harold Templeton

Searching for Barnes, Beam, Blakeney, Davis, Elsey, Haverkamph, Johnson, Lamb, Mayo, Richardson, Riker, Shields, and of course, Templeton in VT, CT, and NY.


Date: Thu May 15 10:00:29 1997

From: Melinda K. Green

36th Annual Reunion of CLARK-KING and Kindred Families Association, 24 Aug. 1939. At the Sign of the Lamp Post at the inlet to Shadow Lake, Glover, VT, Summer Home of Everett W. CLARK. The family is descended from Dr. Caleb W. CLARK. Wondering if any descendants still reside in the area.


Date: Tue May 13 07:38:07 1997


Does anyone know of a Mr. Roswell ALLEN from Lowell, Orleans Co., VT, who married Celia ? and had Charlotte ALLEN who married 4 May 1851, Ephraim Jewett CRAFTS? I need ancestral information.


Date: Mon May 12 18:30:54 1997

From: Retha Doane

Am trying to locate the birthplace, birth date, and marriage date of John Chase. He was born in Vermont , 1785 to 1790. He married Ruth. A son's death certificate says his parents names were John Chase and Ruth Chase, born in Vermont. They migrated to Jefferson County, New York. This only proven by a son, John LaRue Chase, being born to them in Orleans, Jeff Co., N.Y. December 23, 1815. This son lived and died in Jefferson County, N.Y. Would like to know if there were other children born in Vermont before John and Ruth went to N.Y. State.


Date: Sun May 11 09:04:27 1997

From: Angie

I have family in Barton and Irasburg. My grandmother was Olive Simino. She was born in the early 1900s, can you guild me to go next? I live in Winooski, Vt. Angie


Date: Sun May 04 17:36:43 1997

From: Margaret Watson Holt

I am looking for information on one Edward M. Lewis born in 1878, married Bertha Bailey, also born 1878, I believe in the Newport area, both deceased in 1944, buried in Meredith, NH, two children, Evelyn Martha Lewis (my Mother) and Ralph Edward Lewis, both deceased.


Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:25:02 -0400 (EDT)

From: Mark Blancher

HI, my name is Mark Blancher, I am looking for any information about Orrin Jones my great great grandfather. He married the widow Thirezy Jones 20 Jan. 1814 in Duncansboro, Vermont later called New Port. Thirezy Jones was the daughter of Martin Adams born 5 Feb. 1764 in Stillwater, Saratoga CO., New York and Mercy (Mary) Rider born 22 Oct. 1768 Southeast Twp., Putman CO., New York. They along with Martin's brother James Callender Adams were the first two settlers in Duncansboro. Thirzey first married David Jones 27 Dec. 1807 in Duncansboro they had three children Ebenezer born 17 Mar. 1809 in Duncansboro married Rebecca Adams 11 Oct. 1831 in Waterford, Caledonia CO. VT. , Orrin Jones born 26 Feb. 1811 in Duncansboro, David Jones born 18 Jun. 1813, died 27 Dec. 1813. David Jones the father died before 20 Jan.1814 in Duncansboro, then the widow Thizey Jones married Orrin Jones 20 Jan. 1814 in Duncansboro preformed by her uncle James Callender Adams. I believe Orrin was David's brother. Orrin and Thirzey had five children John B. Jones born Jan. 1815 in New Port, Sarah Ann Jones born 9 Oct. 1816 in New Port (married William A. Blancher 24 Sep. 1837 in Victory, Essex CO., VT. they are my great grandparents.) Marin P. Jones born 30 Jul. 1818 in New Port, M. Jones born 17 may 1822, David Jones born 12 April., 1824 in New Port. There was also a Luther Jones in Duncamsboro from 1801 to 1804, also a Ebenezer Jones in Duncansboro from 1802 to 1806, David showed up in 1804. I don't know if Luther, or Ebenezer were Brothers or maybe one was the father to Orrin and David or not. I hope somebody can help me with this. I have a lot more information on the Adams family if any body is interested. Contact : Mark Blancher, 1340 Brentcrest Dr., Medford, OR. 97501


Date: Sun Apr 27 17:01:50 1997

From: Deborah Paige

I am trying to locate the vital records (birth, and marriage) of my stepbrothers' grandfather. His name was Foster Tice Woodard born Sept. 30,1872 in Holland,VT. I know that other states have telephone numbers and addresses that you can request copies of vital records for a fee. I would appreciate it very much if you could give me an address or telephone number to contact as I live in Connecticut. Surnames I am researching: Bacon, Philbrick, Page, Marston, Farren, and Woodard.


Date: 21 March 1997

From: Lora L. Eccles

Searching for Edward CUTLER born VT 1791. Had dau, Azubah b 1815 VT (Orleans county?) Was she related to Azubah CUTLER, dau of Nathan CUTLER, early pioneer of Orleans county? Azubah marr Amos CASTEEL (in OH, I believe) and lived OH, MI, KS and family believes she died in OK. ANY help on this family will be much appreciated.


Date: 21 March 1997

From: Douglas V. Smith

Searching for dates and places of death and burial of John and Anna (ELLSWORTH) WILSON of Derby in 1860. They were born about 1780.


Date: 21 March 1997

From: Dawn Ramsdell

My boyfriend, Christopher Peck, is seeking information concerning his great grandfather, Elmer Peck, Sr. He is also looking for a book written about Elmer Peck. Elmer Peck was a landowner in Glover, Vermont and is believed by some to have been murdered. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.


Date: 14 March 1997

From: Jenna Becker

I am trying to research my mother's ancestors. Her father, Ernest Blanchette, was born February, 1900 in Greensboro Bend, VT. His parents were Louis Phillip Blanchette and Octavive Rivit (sp.?) Blanchette. He had 6 siblings. We believe his parents came from Canada, possibly Trois Riveres. I am at a dead end here. I would appreciate any help you can give me.


Date: 14 March 1997

From: James Conant French

HEREMAN family of Orleans County, VT is of interest, a number of them lived in Craftsbury in the 1830s, including Caleb, Leonard, Orin, and possibly Clarissa HEREMAN, my gggrandmother. She married Bernard Thompson, in IL and moved to CA. Trying to trace her roots and have reached VT, but suspect HEREMANS came from Dutch settlers in NY much earlier.

FISHER and the HASKELL Lumber Company

Date: 8 March 1997

From: Tom Munday

I am interested in any data on the Haskell Lumber Company. Were they operational during the 1870s? Is there any employee listings from that era? Any guidance on who I can contact would be appreciated. I am trying to locate the Alex Fisher family who were sawyers that worked on the Vermont/Canadian border between 1872 and 1878.


Date: 8 March 1997

From: Doris W. Howard

Arthur Melburn Kenesson was born in Derby Line, Orleans, Vt. on 15 Oct 1861. The house where he was born straddled the Canadian border. He was born in a room on the Canadian side. Father Daniel George Kenesson, Mother Satira Huntley, daughter of Dennis Huntley and Lydia Hartwell M: in Newark, Vt. on the 6th of Sept. 1821. If you have any information on this family, please contact me.


Date: 25 February 1997

From: Stephen Tripp

I am trying to follow my Tripp tree back maybe to Mass or RI. I wonder if you can help. I believe my Great Great Grand father was Alexander Tripp, maybe from Barton or nearby. Also looking for Alfred and Graydon Tripp.


Date: 24 February 1997

From: Stephen Brenner

I am looking for information about Elwin TISDALE and Cora MONTGOMERY. I believe they might have married in either North Troy or Irasburg about January 1886. Also: Any birth information regarding their children reportedly born in North Troy would also be greatly appreciated: 1) Arthur H. TISDALE, b. Jan 1886; 2) Glenn Mae TISDALE, b. 31 Jan 1888.


Date: 24 February 1997

From: Beth Clifton

Researching ALLEN, Ira Hayden born 16 February 1790 in Colchester, CT, died 29 April 1866 in Irasburg, VT. Looking for information on his descendants - particularly ALLEN, Charles P.


Date: 20 February 1997

From: Candy Bennett

I am trying to locate where my great grandfather, David Edward O'BRIEN is buried. It is supposed to be in Newport, VT, but that is all I know. He died October 28, 1936 (it is believed he died in Nashua, NH at his daughter's home). My grandfather lost contact with him when his parents separated just before my grandfather went in the service as a teenager. I would appreciate it, if anyone has access to cemetery records for Newport, if they could be checked for his final resting place. That would give me at least a glimmer of hope of finding some more info on him.


Date: 20 February 1997

From: Don Hopkins

David HOPKINS born Aug 26, 1804 in the USA, married Priscilla BLAKE in Derby, Vt Feb 25, 1827. Daughter, Adeline, died 1859 and was buried in Derby Line cemetery. Other children were: Henry, Jacob, Julia, Harriet, Marrion, Maximilian, Hannah, Carlos, Meade, Ai Tilden, Clara. Attempting to find the origins or parents of David or any information on descendents of their children.


Date: 12 February 1997

From: Diane Stavenhagen Kadletz

I am looking for information on Louise BLANCHARD born Newport Twp Oct 13 1830. Who are her parents? She married John Adams HALL about 1850 lived in Troy area, possibly over Canadian border nearby as well.


Date: 12 February 1997

From: Joan Bradshaw

I am interested in locating others who are researching the descendants of Alvin Corey 1820 and Arabell Sanborn 1845. Their children were born in Orleans Co, VT. Abundantly grateful for your assistance.


Date: 8 February 1997

Query from: Elaine Ponton

I am looking for information on Hugh Woodburn born in East Craftsbury on 10/8/1829. I would like to have his parents' names and birthdates if possible.


Date: 23 January 1997

From: Ernest Chadwick

Seeking Information about a Pettie family. They were living in Jay during the Civil War. William T. was killed in La and his wife Ruth E (Miller) died two years later in 1865. There were 4 children: Prudence J., William H., Hannah E., and Thaddeus. Thaddeus' marriage is listed in Newport but that is all that is known at this time. The parents of Wm did live in Cambridge in the 1850 census but the family seemed to roam around back and forth over the Ca. border.


Date: 21 January 1997

From: Vickie Elam White

I'm looking for the names of the children of Jonathan and Rebecca (WOODS) POWERS who lived in Lowell, Orleans Co. VT. Jonathan had served in the Rev. War (I have a copy of his pension papers) and died in 1840 in Lowell. They were married in Dunstable NH in 1784, lived there for a year or so, then moved to Weathersfield, Windsor VT. They had several children there, including my husband's ancestor Mary b ca 1796. Then the family moved to the Lyndon VT area, and Mary married her first cousin, Oliver WOODS in Kirby in 1818. Then the family moved to Lowell. I'd appreciate any help you can give me.


Date: 18 January 1997

From: Pat Streeter

I am looking for any information on a STREETER family from Orleans Co. The information I have is that Henry Robert STREETER was born in 1839 in "Iserburg" (which I assume was Irasburg). By 1861 he was in Pekin Co., Illinois, enlisting in the Union forces. I have no information on his family prior to his enlistment and marriage.


Date: 7 January 1997

From: J. M. Marasch

Daniel Adams & wife Manilla lived in Lowell, VT, in 1850. Living with them was Steve Cady & Polly Adams. Daniel, Manilla, and Steve moved to MN. Does anyone have any information on Steve Cady or Polly Adams?

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