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The ancestry of Sarah Stone, wife of James Patten of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine
Contains also the Dixey, Hart, Norman, Neale, Lawes, Curtis, Kilbourne, Bracy, Bisby, Pearce, Marston, Estow and Brown families.
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.
Captain Timothy Bush, the progenitor of this family in town, came to Norwich in the early days of its settlement (from what place is not known). He married Deborah House, and they had ten children (five of whom were born in Norwich), viz., John Bush, married Abigail Marvin and had at least one son: George Bush. Barzilla Bush. Timothy Bush. Fairbanks Bush. Alexander Bush. Bela Bush. Harry Bush. Nathaniel Bush. Mary Bush, who married Nathaniel Seaver. Lavina Bush, who married Doctor Hamilton of Lyme, New Hampshire. Captain Bush appears as a voter in town in 1772, and March 9, 1799, he was chosen one of the board
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
From the town records it appears that the first attempt to divide the town into school districts, was at a town meeting held November 19, 1782, when John Slafter, Elijah Brownson, Ithamar Bartlett, Joseph Loveland, Paul Bingham, Joseph Hatch, Daniel Baldwin, Abel Wilder and Samuel Brown, Jr., were made a committee for that purpose. Soon thereafter the committee reported that they “could effect nothing on the business of their appointment,” and were discharged. No further move in town meeting towards districting the town for school purposes appears to have been made until March 30, 1785, when, on petition of persons
Having glanced thus briefly at the action of the Norwich proprietors in opening a way to reach their new township in the wilderness, and in dividing up a portion of its surface into lots suitable to become the homesteads of future settlers, let us pause a moment and see what had meantime been done in the work of actual settlement. I am indebted to Rev. Edmund F. Slafter of Boston for an interesting account of what was unquestionably the first attempt at settlement made within the limits of the town. I quote from the Slafter Memorial: “Samuel Slafter [of Mansfield,
Mrs. Hibbard Answers Call Mrs. C. R. Hibbard, who has been ill for some time, passed on late yesterday here. Funeral services will b held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Snodgrass and Zimmerman chapel with Reverend William Crosby Ross, of the Presbyterian church, to deliver the funeral sermon. The burial will take place in the Summerville cemetery. The deceased was born January 30, 1876, at Summerville and was married to C. R. Hibbard June 10, 1901. She leaves two children, Reid and Dick; two sisters and one brother. One brother and her parents preceded her to the Great
Sergt., Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Craven County; the son of A. E. and Mamie Hibbard. Entered service June 27, 1916, at New Bern, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, from there to Camp Merritt, and then to France. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July, 1917. Sergt. Sept., 1918. Fought at Bellicourt Sector, Ypres. Wounded at Battle of Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Gun shot in the left thigh. Sent to Hospital Trouville No. 72. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 7, 1919.
PADDOCK, Anna Danforth Todd7, (John6, Timothy5, Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1841, married March 11, 1867, Frank Kittredge Paddock, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a physician. She resides in Dalton, Mass. Children: I. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1868, d. April 13, 1868. II. Rose, b. July 21, 1869, m. Fred G. Crane, of Dalton, Mass. He was a paper manufacturer. III. Alice, b. July 26, 1871, m. Charles Hibbard, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a lawyer. IV. Mary Todd, b. Feb. 10, 1874, d. Feb. 9, 1879. V. Frank Eugene, b. April 26, 1876, drowned in Pontusic Lake,