Archive:Genealogical and Family History of Vermont
Cutler, Hiram, comp., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont (New York, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903).
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The Morse family begins with Samuel Morse, born in England in 1585, who came to America in 1635, and died in Medfield, April 5, 1654; his wife was named Elizabeth. Daniel(2), of Medfield, was born in 1613 and died June 5, 1688; his wife, who was Lydia Fisher, died in 1690. Jonathan(3), of Sheborn, was born in 1643, and died August 30, 1727; his wife was Mary Barbour. Jonathan(4), of Sheborn, born July 11, 1667, married Jane Whitney. Paul(5), born February 14, 1700, and died in 1760, married Sarah Sheffield. Daniel(6), born July 27, 1735, and died in 1808, married Ruth Morse, his fourth cousin, January 25, 1758, and she died August 1, 1811. Levi(7), born January 8, 1772, at Dublin, New Hampshire, and died February 9, 1818, at Jericho, Vermont, married Sally Grimes. ...
Norman A. Bailey [son of Apollos and Saloma (Dalrymple) Bailey] was educated in the common and select schools of Readsboro, on the home farm being trained to habits of industry and thrift. He assisted his father in his agricultural pursuits, subsequently taking control of a fram of one hundred and fifty acres, and later buying two farms of one hundred acres each, having now three hundred and first acres of land devoted to general farming, although he makes a specialty of dairying, running a retail milk route to the village. On one of his farms Moses Brown discovered the first gold found in this locality, and one plant is now in active operation. Mr. Bailey is a Republican in politics, but has persistently declined all official honors. He is one of the stockholders of the Brown Mining Company, and attends the Universalist church.
Mr. Bailey married, in 1869, Julia A. Whitney, a native of Halifax, Vermont. Her father, Jotham Whitney, a son of Philip Whitney, was born in halifax, and was there engaged in farming and as a tanner, until his retirement from the active pursuits of business. Mr. Whitney married Fannie M. Fairbanks, who was born in Heath, Massachusetts, and they becam the parents of six children, of who four are living, namely: Julia A., now Mrs. Bailey; Alice, wife of Lysander Blanchard; Jennie, wife of George Gould; and Charles Whitney, of Readsboro. Both Mr. and Mrs. Whitney are living, and Mrs. Whitney is a member of the Baptist church.
Ozias Boardman, of Morristown, Vermont, was born in Canaan, Connecticut. When only nineteen years of age, in the year 1793, he went to Morristown, Vermont, where he began clearing up land purchased by his father eight years previous and shortly before his death. He built a log house on the land, which was located on the Lamoille river, just south of the Hyde Park town line, and two years later brought his mother and two brothers from Connecticut to their new home in Vermont. Ozias married Lydia Whitney, and their children were Almond (1); Lorinda (2), who married Harry Davis, and they soon after moved to Iowa; Elisha (3), who became an extensive wool merchant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Norman (4), who was a prominent lawyer in Lyons, Iowa; Fidelia (5), who married Curtis Merriam, a farmer in South Dakota.
Almond Boardman was born May 16, 1807, and died January 21, 1891. Until his marriage he livied on the home farm with his father Ozias. In 1830 he married Jemima Goodale, of Morristown, and they moved to Hyde Park, where he purchased a farm. ...
In 1865 Mr. [George L.] Linsley [of Burlington, Vermont,] and his brother, D. C. Linsley, and Messrs. Luther Whitney, of Keeseville, and S. S. Churchill, began the construction, in the northern section of the lumber district, of the mills known as Linsley's Mills, which were operated for several years under the firm name of S. S. Churchill & Company. ...
Jonathan Cutler (3) was born in that part of Charlestown that is now called Reading, Massachusetts, January 14, 1677, and died in December, 1721. He was a tailor by trade. On January 10, 1716-7, he married Abigail, daughter of John and Elizabeth Gale. David Cutler (4) was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, in October, 1721, and died in April, 1783. He settled permanently in that part of Mendon, Massachusetts, that was incorporated as Milford. He married Mehitable, daughter of Jonathan and Susanna Whitney, and they becam the parents of seven children. Jonathan Cutler (5), born in Mendon, Massachusetts, June 23, 1747, moved to Vermont in 1781, and was one of the original petitioners for the town of Montpelier, afterwards serving as its first town treasurer. After the death of his first wife [p. 264] Mary, he married Betty Lillie, who died at Montpelier, Vermont, in 1800. ...
Elisha Brown [of Sutton, Vermont] ... In 1826 he married Phoebe, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Whitney) Fletcher. She died at Newbury, Vermont, April 29, 1850, aged forty-four years. ...
William Adams Briggs [son of William Sheldon and Nancy Ann (Adams) Briggs] attended the Keene high school, from which he was graduated; from 1868 to 1870 he studied music in Boston, and during the years 1870 and 1871 pursued a course of musical instruction in Berlin, Germany. Upon his return in September, 1871, he located in Montpelier, Vermont, where he was engaged as organist in Bethany church and teacher of music in Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vermont. In 1884 he decided to adopt a different line of occupation, and during that and the following year was connected with the Vermont state exhibit at the New Orleans Exposition, and in December, 1885, entered the employ of the National Life Insurance Company, in which position he is serving at the present time (1903).
He is a member of Aurora Lodge No. 22, F. & A. M.; King Solomon Chapter No. 7, R. A. M., in which he is past high priest; Montpelier Council No. 4, R. & S. M.; Mt. Zion Commandery No. 9, K. T., in which he is past potentate; Vermont Consistory, thirty-second degree, Ancient Accepted Order of Scottish Rite Masonry. He is also connected with the Montpelier Country Club and the Apollo Club of Montpelier, Vermont, and the Vermont Society of Sons of the American Revolution.
On November 27, 1872, Mr. Briggs married Emelia Frances Whitney, daughter of Nathan and Nancy Augusta (Hay) Whitney, whos ancestors took a prominent part in the Revolutionary war, also in King Philip's war.
Washington Fuller, third son of Joseph and Anna Fuller, was born in East Westmoreland, New Hampshire, November 1, 1812. He was united in marriage in Ashby, Massachusetts, December 10, 1838, to Miss Lucinda Constantine, who was born at Mt. Holly, Vermont, July 3, 1812, a daughter of Jacob and Eunice (Sawin) Constantine, the latter named being the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Whitney) Sawin.
Waters Gillettte [son of Timothy and Beulah (Fitch) Gillette] was born and reared in Wilmington [Vermont]. After securing all the education furnished by public schools of the time and having decided upon a professional career, he read medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Pulsifer, and completed his professional education at the old State Medical College at Castleton, from which he was graduated in 1831, and he located in Wilmington as a first field of labor. June 28, 1832, he was united in marriage to Miss Brittania Whitney, of Marlboro, Vermont. They removed to Readboro, Vermont, in 1834, where Dr. Gillette continued in his professional work until 1840, being prominent in public affairs, and representing the town in the legislature of 1838. In 1840 he removed to Whitingham, where he labored as an active practitioner until his retirement from active pursuits in 1881, completing a full half century of active practice. He was a [p. 410] very successful physician, caring for an extensive patronage and having a remarkably large territory to cover, making his visits on horseback. He was held in high esteem throughout the county, served them three times in the state legislature from Whitingham, and held various town offices of honor and trust. He died July 7, 1892, at the advanced age of ninety-one years, and his wife died September 8, 1885, at the age of seventy-two years. She was a woman greatly respected by a large circle of friends.
Dr. Waters and Brittania (Whitney) Gillette were the parents of nine children: Calista D., born June 16, 1833; she was married October 17, 1855, to John W. Sawyer, of Whitingham, who survives her, and she died in 1876. Barnicia, born January 13, 1835, died August 30, 1854, aged nineteen years, unmarried. Henry O., born December 18, 1836; he was married to Miss Sophronia Reed, October 29, 1863, and died December 19, 1877, aged forty-one years. Sabrina A., born May 28, 1839, died November 29, 1862, aged twenty-three years, unmarried. Elliott F., born June 12, 1841; he was married October 16, 1867, to Miss Luana Newell, and they are the parents of two children, Edith and Charlie, living at Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Winslow W., born October 22, 1843, died September 28, 145, aged two years. Abigail M., born September 2, 1845; married, October 16, 1867, the late Chester B. Newell, of Whitingham; she is still living at Wollaston, Massachusetts; they were parents of four children, Baxter, Myrtie, Infant, and Cherry. Ransom W., born November 27, 1847; he was married to Eliza Read, of Heath, Massachusetts, who died in 1893, and they were the parents of four children, Edgar, Grace, wife of Arthur Summer, of Heath, Blanche, and Nellie, who died April 19, 1901. Cora B., born January 18, 1850; she was married January 1, 18873, to the late John T. Gould, of North Adams. They were the parents of two children, Ethel and Spurr, both of whom are deceased.
Joshua Read ... married Orphena Hurlburt [and they were parents of six children who lived to maturity]. Clarissa, the youngest daughter, married Samuel Whitney and died some years ago in Lebanon, Illinois. ...
Eight children were born to Samuel Hopkins and Elizabeth (Clark) Bascom. ... (5) George B., born August 22, 1852, married, in 1899, Alice Whitney, and they reside in Ticonderoga, New York; ...