Collection: History of Addison County Vermont

Biographical Sketch of William R. Remele

Remele, William R., was born in Whiting, Vt., on January 29, 1820. He was a son of Samuel and Linda (North) Remele. Samuel H. Remele was born in Kinderhook, N. Y., on May 26, 1780. His father, John Remele, was born in 1746, at a place known at that time as Half-Hollow-Hills, Long Island, N. Y. He was a Congregational clergyman, and was fitted for college in Elizabeth, N. J. He entered Princeton during the presidency of Doctor Witherspoon. His theological course was under the instruction of the Rev. Dr. Stephen West, of Stockbridge, Mass. He was chaplain for a

Biographical Sketch of Josiah S. Tappen

Tappen, Josiah S., Panton, Vergennes p. o., was born in Panton, Vt., in 1811, and died on June 4, 1880. He was married on November, 20, 1834, to Samantha S. Shepard, who was born in Panton, Vt., on February 9, 1817. They have had five children born to them, two of whom are now living — Shepard, born in 1836, married Susan House, of Troy, N. Y.; Rowland J., born in 1840, married Isabella Butman, of Ohio; Harriet A., born in 1838, and died in 1858; Silas, born in 1843, and died in 1883, and J. J. Wright, born in

Biographical Sketch of Oliver Smith

Smith, Oliver, New Haven, was born in New Haven, Vt., on January 4, 1804. He resided on the homestead until 1877, when he removed to New Haven, Vt. He has been a prominent man in his town, having represented his town in the Legislature for three terms; served as a judge of the county for three terms, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1860. He was married on March 24, 1830, to Adaline Doud, a daughter of Silas and Irena (Scoville) Doud, who were early settlers in New Haven, Vt. They have had seven children born to

Biographical Sketch of Nathaniel G. Norton

Norton, Nathaniel G., Vergennes, was born in Chittenden county, Vt., in February, 1831, and settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1868, and engaged in the manufacture of flour and general milling business, purchasing the city mill on the island at Vergennes, Vt. His mill was destroyed by fire and he re-built the same in June, 1878, of brick. It is now a building 45 x 52, and two and one-half stories and a basement, located at the falls, with three run stone. They deal largely in flour and feed, and also in building lumber. He was married in 1851 to Lucretia

Biographical Sketch of Almon Lawrence

Lawrence, Almon, Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in Monkton, Vt., on May 18, 1804. His early life was spent on his father’s farm until he entered Newton preparatory department. He graduated from the Burlington College in 1837, after which he taught at St. Albans for several years, and then returned to farm life. He was a son of Diah and Lucretia (Peck) Lawrence. She was born in Norwich, Conn., in 1784, and he was born in 1772. They were married in 1800 and had a family of thirteen children born to them, six of whom are now living

Biographical Sketch of Charles Peck

Peck, Charles, New Haven, was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on July 24, 1839. He settled in New Haven; Vt., in 1876, on the farm on which he now resides, and which consists of 300 acres. He is a breeder of Spanish Merino sheep, and has a fine registered flock. He was married in April, 1872, to Mary E. Hallock, who was a daughter of Isaac and Susanna (Montgomery) Hallock, natives of New Haven, Vt., and by whom he had four children — Harry, Hallock, Sarah, and John F. Charles Peck was a son of Aldrich and Miranda (Hawkins) Peck, who

Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Norton

Norton Charles W., Bristol, was born in Bristol, Vt., January 17, 1844. His parents were Wolcott and Mehitable (Thompson) Norton, who settled in Bristol, Vt., at a very early day. They had a family of four children born to them — Anson, Charles W., Lucy (now Mrs. A. F. Peet), and Cynthia (now Mrs. Daniel P. Peet). The son Anson is now dead. Charles W. married Delia P. Bushnell, a daughter of Ira Bashnell, of Starksboro, Vt. They have had a family of eight children born to them — Anson VI. (now a student at Dartmouth College), Edgar C., Ruth

Biographical Sketch of Edward C. Scott

Scott, Edward C., Vergennes, was born in Chittenden county, Vt., in 1844. He settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1870, engaged in the butcher business, and in 1880 he added a general stock of groceries and provisions to his general butcher business. He has been sheriff for three terms, and is at the present time water commissioner of the town. He is one of the most successful business men of his town. He was married in 1865 to Helen L. Kingsley, of Monkton, Vt. They have had three children born to them — Edward C., jr., Emma Augusta (married on October

Biography of Henry D. Maynard

Maynard, Henry D., Middlebury, was born in Starksboro, Addison county, Vt., on October 31, 1834. His parents were Leland and Mary (Elliott) Maynard. He was educated in the common schools. He was thrown on his own resources at an early age, his father having died before he was six years old. He went to New Haven, Vt., and there engaged in farming for two years. When nineteen years old he served as an apprentice, and after acquiring the trade he worked as a journeyman until September, 1861, when he enlisted in Company A, Sixth Vermont, and with that regiment participated

Biographical Sketch of Byron Ray

Ray, Byron, Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in Hinesburg, Vt,, in 1832, and settled in Monkton, Vt., in March, 1865, as a farmer dairyman, and stock dealer and breeder of fine horses and cattle. He has been selectman of the town for three terms and lister for three terms. He now owns a fine farm of 216 acres. He was married in 1864 to Carrie V. Ferguson, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Ferguson. They have had four children born to them — Elsie L., now Mrs. H. W. Clifford; Cora, a teacher; Daniel, and Rolla. Byron Ray