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I will post your queries here. E-mail Genealogy queries to Sue using the subject heading: "Rutland County, Vermont Queries". Please note: Since I, Sue, live in Colorado, I do not have access to much in the way of research materials for Vermont. If you send me an inquiry about an ancestor, I will treat it as a query to be posted rather than answer you directly. Thanks!
Sue reserves the right to edit or delete any query you wish to post. Submitting a query via e-mail is an acknowledgment of your agreement to allow her to post, edit or delete your query, & use your e-mail address for replies to your post. In order to post your query, please do not use all capitals letters, except for surnames included, which should be in a caps. I will not post any query which comes to me in all capital letters (this requires me to completely re-write the query so that it is readable.) All queries MUST pertain directly to a person or persons residing in Rutland County and must mention the connection.

I am looking for the parents of Noyes JONES born 1808 Mar 31. Two census show two different places. One VT one NY.. Since other related family members are from Rutland Co. I wonder if he had family here also. His wife Susan MADISON, b1818 Mar 24, (Mattison?) was supposedly born VT or MA again census variants. I also found kin in Bennington area...but that is a neighbor.
Please email me at Blessings thanks. Susi. (posted 27 Sep 2001).

Hello: I need some information. I am attempting to research my early ancestors;
Zebulon ASHLEY born 29 Nov 1767 and Thank POND born 25 Sep 1770. I need PROOF OF MARRIAGE, and also PROOF OF BIRTH of their son, Asahel Pond ASHLEY, born 7 Apr 1791. They lived in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont before moving to Ohio. These are my gggrandparents. Thank you for any assistance.
Lois Vaught Franz. (posted 27 Sep 2001).

Looking for parents of Sally SELLECK who married Isaac GILLETT in Hubbarton, Rutland County, VT per bible records and other sources. Sally, born 22 Mar 1787, where in VT? Isaac, born 27 Sep 1784, New Marlborough, Berkshire, MA. Any help welcome.
Thanks, Gerry. (posted 27 Sep 2001).

Calling all GILRAINEs! Does anyone of that surname still live in the area? I am searching for information on my grandfather's first wife, Sarah Elizabeth GILRAINE or GILRAIN, who was born to James GILRAINE and Mary DYER on June 13, 1869 in Rutland Township. She married my grandfather, Allen Marvin HALL of Isle La Motte, Vermont, on October 16, 1896 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Though Sarah died of "childbed fever" shortly after the birth of her second daughter in 1900, her family stayed in close contact with the HALLs for a number of years, and my late father remembered them as a sprited, feisty, fun-loving Irish bunch from Rutland. I would love to find out more about Sarah's background, in part because I am her namesake. Thank you, Sarah Elizabeth Hall. (posted 24 Sep 2001).

Hello, I am researching my ancestors who were from Rutland County (Tinmouth and Poultney). Joseph OWEN married Susannah NEWELL in March, 1787. I do not have any information on gggrandfather Samuel OWEN who lived there also. Are there any old records regarding the OWEN family?
Thank you, Lois Franz. (posted 20 Sep 2001).

We are searching for the parents and/or siblings of Nancy BIRGE/BURGE, born between 1775/1780 in Poultney, Rutland Co, Vermont; died before 1840 in Bond Co, Illinois. Nancy married before 1799 (full date and place unknown) to Joseph BILYEU. Their first 3 children were born in New Jersey which is apparently were Joseph was born. Can anyone help us with this very early family?
Lorene Fort
. (posted 8 Sep 2001).

Is anybody doing lookups of the 1860 Rutland Census? I'm struggling with getting to a library that has this......I'm looking for a Lucinda DeLAND, to see what is with her, family wise, and where it says she was born, etc, etc......I can't find anybody who can help me.
Please e-mail Brian. (posted 4 Sep 2001).

Abner WHIPPLE in 1790 census, removed to NY by 1810. An infant child is buried in Whipple Hollow Cemetery, child of Abner and ----ama WHIPPLE. Does he belong in the local WHIPPLE family? Need birthplace and parents.
. (posted 4 Sep 2001).

Daniel CRAY married Asenath SEWARD in Rutland, Vermont on September 27,
1798. The minister was Heman BALL. I am trying to find any information on Daniel, his family, siblings, or where he came from prior to his marriage in 1798. Thanks...Diana. (posted 20 Aug 2001).

I am trying to locate information on a James Samuel PERRY born Dec. 22, 1819, in Middletown, VT. According to the family bible it is Middletown, not Middletown Springs, but it could be a mistaken. He then migrated to Rockford, IL where he married Lydia SMITH (b Maine), then to Le Sueur County, Sibley County, and Blue Earth County MN. In the 1870 census for Blue Earth County one child is listed as living with Lucius DYER, also of Vermont. Any information is greatly appreciated. Lisa Perry (posted 19 Aug 2001).

I am looking for information about a George CASTLE, b.1780 in Ct, and married to Alice NEWTON. He may have came to Castleton, Vt in the early 1800s. If anyone has info on his parents please let me know. I do have other information on this family and am willing to share. Any help appreciated.
(posted 18 Aug 2001).

I am trying to find a birth record for Bertha J. HIGGINS, aka "Birdie." She was born Abt. 1884 in Rutland Co., VT -- possibly Proctor. She married John William GRAY and gave birth to at least three children, with the third, George William (my grandfather) born in 1904. I am also hoping to find Birdie's marriage record to John William. In a wild guess, I would say they married in either 1900 or 1901.
If anyone can find anything or knows anything about my great-grandmother, I would be very grateful to hear from them!
Ronie Kendig (posted 18 March 2002)

John & Sarah GARDNER of Whitehall N.Y. (Washington County).
Elisha DYER (B: 1773) (D: 9/17/1841} at 68 Washington County NY (Wife.)
Elizabeth DYER (D; 4/17/1844) in Washington County NY
Sarah GARDNER daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth DYER of Washington County NY (B:1797)
Sarah GARDNER and John GARDNER son >Eliphalet P.GARDNER
(D: 11/21/1840) at 23. (B: 1817).
Sarah GARDNER and John GARDNER son >John W.GARDNER (D: 7/1/1896 in Bennington, VT (B: 3/12/1830) Castleton, VT (M: 7/4/1862 in Rutland, VT (Rutland County)
John W.GARDNER son >Charles E.GARDINER (B: 9/16/1873) Poultney #2 VT (Rutland County). (M: 5/31/1899) Windsor County, VT (D: 4/5/1924) in Rochester, NY (Monroe County).
Charles E. GARDINER son > Francis Ransom GARDNER (B: 9/6/1900) Woodstock, VT (Windsor County) (M:1/2/1928) Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga County) (D: 2/21/1961) Pontiac, Michigan (Oakland County).
Ransom GARDNER SON >Duane Lynn GARDNER (B:9/17/1932) Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga County)
Any information on the above, please write to 10025 Collingwood Ave. Dade City, FL 33523 or email
Thank you for your future help! (posted 3/18/2002)

I am searching for information on parents of Tryphena COGSWELL, daughter of John. Tryphena was born possibly April, 1781 Vermont. She married William MARTIN in 1808. Her mother's name may have also been Tryphena. E.O. Jameson's book, "Cogswells in America" places Tryphena in a John COGSWELL family (page 261). This John is listed as having lived in Vermont, in the vicinity of Whitehall, NY. John and Hannah Roys COGSWELL of Whitehall, NY, do not appear to be Tryphena's parents. Rhonda Doeden (
Thank you very much, Rhonda (posted 3/18/2002)

I am Searching for information on family of Patrick Joseph COSTELLO and wife Margaret SHORT, both born in Ireland 1848-1850. They settled in Rutland Vt area. Son John Joseph COSTELLO was born 1/10/1873 in Fairhaven Vt.
E-mail: (posted 3/18/2002).

My gggrandfather was Samuel MERRILL. He was married to Phoebe LOTHROP. They lived near Morganston, Cramah Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada in the early to mid- 1800's. I am told that their families may have come from the Rutland, VT area. If anyone has information on these families, I would be deeply grateful for your help. Nancy Merrill Sayed, E-mail: (posted 3/18/2002)

I am looking for the parents of Betsey REMINGTON born 1823 in the area of Wallingford or Danby. Thank you. Mary Lou Raftery,
E-mail: (posted 3/18/2002).

I am interested in any information on the SPICER family that were in Rutland,Vt. around the end of the 1700s or slightly thereafter.
Thank You, Paul Spicer

I am looking for John DIBBLE/Irene WILLIAMS, they lived in Rutland, Vt. in1805, John was born 17 sep.1750 d. 8 Apr. 1805. The DIBBLES, sold the property of Irene's father, David or Daniel WILLIAMS after he died. Any help on this family would be indeed appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
Chloe DIBBLE was the daughter of this marriage she was my 3rd gr.grandmother.

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