Mr. Samuel Goddard was born at Sutton, Massachusetts, July 6, 1772. We have no information concerning his early life. His opportunities for education are said to have been scanty. After coming to manhood he was for several years in trade with a brother in Royalston, Mass. Here he married his first wife (Abigail Goddard of Athol, a town adjoining Royalston), and here his older children were born.
Location: Essex County VT
At the first enumeration of the inhabitants of eastern Vermont, as made by the authority of New York in 1771, Norwich was found to be the most populous of all the towns of Windsor County, having forty families and 206 inhabitants. Windsor followed with 203, and Hartford was third with 190. The aggregate population of the county (ten towns reported) was then but 1,205, mostly confined to the first and second tiers of towns west of the Connecticut River. Twenty years later, in 1791, Hartland led all the towns of the county with 1,652 inhabitants, Woodstock and Windsor coming next
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Charles Jewett, from Concord, Vt., came to this town about 1822, and settled upon the farm now owned by A. M. Whitcomb, on road 18. He married Betsey Lilley, by whom he had six children, two of whom are living, Eli and Mrs. M. A. Emerson. Mrs. Jewett died in 1870, and was followed by her husband in 1872. Eli resides on road 40, and has three children.