WINDSOR COUNTY, VT.,
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AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES, THE BRADFORD OIL DISTRICT IN
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TENDEN, FRANKLIN AND GRAND ISLE, LAM'^)TI„LR AiifD.
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Almanac or Calendar for 20 Years.
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in aline with it find the Letter of the Year ; above the Letter find the Day and the figures on the
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remainder of the year.
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In presenting to the public the " Gazetterand Business Directory of Wind-
sor County," we desire to return our sincere thanks to all who have kindly
aided in obtaining the information it contains, and thus rendered it possible
to present it in the brief space of time in which it is essential such works
should be completed. Especially are our thanks due to the editors and mana-
gers of the local papers for the uniform kindness they have evinced in calling
public attention to our efforts, and for essential aid in furnishmg material for
the work. We have also found valuable aid in " Thompson's Vermont ;" " Dem-
ming's Vermont )'^cers ;" " Hall's Early History of Vermont;" "Hall's His-
tory of Eastern Vermont;" "Hall's Geography and History of Vermont ;" "Hos-
kin's History of Vermont;" Rev. Grant Powers's "Progress of Events in Coos
Country; " W. W. Walker's " History pf Rochester ;" Gilbert A. Davis's "His-
tory of Reading ;" Tracy & Bros.' " Indian Narratives ;" the " Documentary
History of New York ;" Lanman's " Dictionary of Congress;" Palmer's " His-
tory of Lake Champlain;" in the reports of the Adjutant-General and State
School Supertendent ; Beers, Ellis & Soule's "Atlas of Windsor County ;" and
also in the " Geological Reports of Hitchcock and Hagar." Our thanks are also
due to the clergy throughout the county, the clerks of the several towns, and to
Hosea Doton, and Mrs. L. A. Miller, of Woodstock; Hon. S. E. Pingreeand
S. M. Pingree, of Hartford; E. G. AUis, of Ludlow; Hiram A. Huse, of
Montpelier; J. W. Parker, of Quechee ; Frank D. Haynes, of Weston ; Geo.
Wardner, of Windsor; H. P. Allen and D. C. Denison, of Royalton ; and to
many others throughout the county who have rendered valuable aid.
That errors have occurred in so great a number of names is probable, and
that names have been omitted which should have been inserted is quite cer-
tain. We can only say that we have exercised more than ordinary diligence
and care in this difficult and compHcated feature of book-making. Of such
as feel aggrieved in consequence of errors or omissions, we beg pardon, and
ask the indulgence of the reader in noting such as have been observed in the
subsequent reading of the proofs and which are found corrected in the Errata
following this IntrodiictioH.
It was designed to give a brief account of all the church and other socie-
ties in the county, but owing in some cases to the negligence of those who
were able to give the necessary information, and in others to the. inability of
any one to do so, we have been obliged to omit special notices of a few.
We would suggest that our patrons observe and become famihar with the
explanations at the commencement of the Directory on page 289. The
names it embraces, and the information connected therewith, were obtained
by actual canvass, and are as correct and reliable as the judgment of those
from whom they were soUcited renders possible. Each agent is furnished
with a map of the town he is expected to canvass, and he is required to pass
over every road and call at every dwelling and place of business in the town
in order to obtain the facts from the individuals concerned whenever possible.
The margins have been left broad to enable any one to note changes oppo-
site the names.
The Advertisers represent some of the leading firms and business men of
this and other counties, and we most cheerfully commend them to the pat-
ronage of those under whose observation these pages may come.
We take this occasion to express the hope that the information found in
the book will not prove devoid of interest and value, though we are fully
conscious that the brief history of the county the scope of the work enables
us to give, is by no means an exhaustive one, and can only hope that it may
prove a nucleus and incentive to future historians, who will be the better able
to do full justice to the subject.
While thanking our patrons and friends generally for the cordiality with
which our eftbrts have been seconded, we leave the work to secure that favor
which earnest endeavor ever wins from a discriminating pubhc, hoping they
will bear in mind, should errors be noted, that " he who expects a perfect
work to see, expects what ne'er was, is, nor yet shall be."
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Andover. — The following interesting biographical sketch of Col. Marsh, a
cut of whose son's residence we print on page 78, came in too late for
insertion in the the body of the work : —
Col. Sylvanus L. Marsh, who died at his residence in Andover, June 15,
1877, was born in Worcester, Mass., December 9, 1789. When six years of
age his parents removed to Andover, where they passed the remainder of their
lives, residing much of the time on what is now known as the Marsh home-
stead. Sylvanus early evinced a love for military life, and at the age of
seventeen years enlisted in the standing militia of Andover, and being elected
corporal served in that capacity until promoted to sergeant. War with Eng-
land was now apprehended, and in December, 1808, a sergeant and ten
privates were called for from Andover to be ready during the next eighteen
months, to march at a moment's notice. To this service Sergeant Marsh
volunteered ; but the men were not called for. In 1809 he was employed in
an hotel at Troy, N. Y., and in 1810 and 181 1 he was in Boston, where he
served as a coachman for Stephen Codman. In 181 2 he was again in An-
dover and enlisted in the cavalry in Weston, Vt. On June 18, 181 2, war
with England was formally declared, and in obedience to a call for volunteers
from Andover, Sergeant Marsh, in September of that year, enlisted in the
ist Regt., Vt. Militia, under command of Col. Martindale. The regiment
was marched to Burlington, thence to Plattsburg and at various points in the
vicinity of Lake Champlain, then back again to Burlington, where it was dis-
charged by Gen. Henry Dearborn, being paid off" in March, 1813, at Dorset.
June 13, 1814, Sergt. Marsh enlisted for five years in the nth Vt. Regt.
Ensign Josiah Shields, a recruiting officer, had established a rendezvous in
Andover, from which he absented himself sometime during the summer, and
the command devolved on Sergt. Marsh, who on receipt of orders from Capt.
Gordon to march his recruits to Rutland, marched twenty-five men to that
town on the nth of September. Here the recruits were organized in a com-
pany of the iith Regt., under the command of Capt. Benjamin Smeed,
Marsh receiving the appointment of sergeant in that company.
The company marched to Buffalo, to join the nth Regt., and on arriving
there the regiment was ordered back to Sackett's Harbor, where it remained
during the winter. Here Sergt. Marsh was promoted to quartermaster-ser-
geant, and performed the duties of the consolidation until peace came, in
1 815. After the celebration of the Fourth of July, the regiment marched to
Greenbush, N. Y., thence to Fort Lewis, L. I., where a new sixth regiment
was organized from five of the war regiments, and having performed h s
duties in the eleventh regiment faithfully. Quartermaster Marsh was reap
pointed in the new sixth regiment, by its colonel, John E. Wool. The regi-
ERRATA ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
ment remained at Fort Lewis until the 9th of September, when it was marched
to Fort Columbus, N. Y., where it remained until the i6th of April, 1817,
when it embarked by sloops to Greenbush, N. Y., thence by way of White-
hall and Lake Champlain to Plattsburg, for the purpose of taking down the
barracks and lessening the cantonment. Here the regiment found plenty of
hard work until the 28th of August, 1817, when a visit was received from
President Monroe, who ordered the roads repaired from Plattsburg to
French's Mills. The sixth regiment was employed on this work until the
1 8th of November, when they returned to Plattsburg for winter quarters.
The following spring the regiment was sent to labor on and about Fort
Montgomery, where it remained until after the Fourth of July, when a visit
was received from Gen. Brown, who ordered the regiment to resume work
on the Chateaugay road at Robinson's fields, and where the men were em-
ployed until the approach of winter, when the regiment returned again to
Plattsburg for winter quarters.
In the spring of 18 19, orders were received from the war department for
the sixth regiment and a part of the fifth to start from Plattsburg on the 20th
of March, and march to Pittsburg, Pa., to join the military exedition to Mis-
souri, The troops left Plattsburg at the stated time, and after a tedious
march through the snow and mud^ arrived at Pittsbuig, where they rested
until the boats, then building there, were completed, when the troops em-
barked for St. Louis, Mo., arriving there on the 6th of June. Here the
provisions were found to be in a damaged condition and had to be over-
hauled, and Quartermaster Marsh was appointed inspector of the beef and
pork. After this work was completed he repaired to his quarters at Bel-
fontaine, where he received an honorable discharge from the service. He
remained with the army, however, until the 20th of August, when, with a
horse and wagon, he started for Vermont. Crossing the broad prairies of
Illinois he proceeded to Cincinnati, Ohio, thence to Wheeling, Va., through
Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New York city, where he remained for a few
weeks to recruit his health, arriving at his father's home in Aridover, on the
23d of October. During the month of November he went Plattsburg, and
on the 15th of December of that year was united in marriage with Sarah D.
Thorne, of that town. On the 24th of January, 1820, he returned to An-
dover with his wife for a permanent home. In June of that year he was
chosen and accepted the office of lieutenant in the company of Andover
mihtia. He steadily rose in rank, and in 1830 was elected colonel, which
office he retained until 1840, when he was discharged at his own request.
Col. Marsh held various town offices during his life, the duties of which he
performed with fidelity and trust. He was fond of reading, and, possessing
an excellent memory, was well informed on most subjects. Genial and
kind hearted, a ready talker, his society was always pleasant and his conver-
sation instructive. As a military officer he was prompt and efficient, and was
probably one of the best field officers who ever commanded a regiment in
this town. In politics he was a Republican, and his religious faith was broad
and liberal. He was a successful farmer and a highly esteemed citizen of the
town in which he had lived so long, and the close of his long and useful life
was universally regretted. Sarah D., wife of Col. S. L. Marsh, died October
I, 1882, aged eighty-three years and ten months. Six of their nine children
are still living, two having served their country in the late Rebellion, and one
of whom was killed in the battle of the Wilderness. Piatt T. Marsh, the
youngest son, resides upon the homestead, having remained with his parents
to care for them in their old age. His family consists of three children, a
daughter and two sons.
EkRATA — ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
COUNTY CHAPTER.— In the first line of the third paragraph, page 43,
insert the word charter, after " Railroad."
In the first line, third paragraph, 53d page, read Simon for " Simpson."
Hartford. — In the bottom line of page 135, read 1882 instead of " 1852."
Barnard— CHAMBERLIN DANIEL M., instead of Daniel W., as printed
on page 297.
COX CHARLES G., instead of Charles P., as printed on page 298.
DANFORTH WILLIAM C, is a patron of this work.
DAVIS ISAAC D., is a patron of this work.
PUTNAM GEORGE N., instead of George A.^ as printed on page 302.
Bethel— CHAMBERLIN FRANK H., instead of Frank, as printed on
DAVIS DANIEL, is a patron of this work.
PAINE LUCY H., instead of Lucy N., as printed on page 313.
SPOONER MILLS M., is a patron of this work.
Bridgewater— TAFT MARSHALL W., is a patron of this work.
Cavendish— ADAMS JOSHUA Q., instead of John Q., on page 325.
BLOOD ALBIN G., is a patron of this work.
RUSSELL URIAL, is a patron of this work.
Chester — Brownell Henry W., (Chester) carriage painter. Main st., h do.
Carlton & Stowell have sold their meat market to Barnes & Howe, of
PARKER LIZZIE A., instead of Lizzie J., as printed on page 348.
Hartford— SAWYER WALTER G., instead of William G., as prmted on
*WILLIAMS FRANK T., advertises on page 442.
WRIGHT BEN K., instead of Pen C, as printed on page 379.
Hartland— MAXHAM ALBERT S., instead of Markham, as printed on
Ludlow— *HOLT EPHRAIM T., advertises on page 428.
PINNEY ELIAS H., owns 600 acres in Plymouth, instead of 60, as printed
on page 408.
Norwich — GODDARD JOHN H., (Norwich) r 25, carpenter and joiner,
Pomfret>— PIERCE MARY, (Pomfret) r 55, nurse.
Rochester — CLARKE ABBIE D., and Emily, on r 4, instead of Clark, as
printed on page 455.
MORSE CHAPMAN, is a patron of this work.
SMITH CHESTER M., is located off r 53, not 55, as printed on page 463.
Royaiton — Adams Austin V., (South Royalton) r 11, carpenter and joiner.
Cleveland Fred F., (South Royarton) farm laborer.
Conant Edmund, (South Royalton) r 11, farm laborer.
Dunham Harrison, on page 470, postotfice address Bethel.
Fay William E., (South Royalton) r 31, blacksmith.
bharon— BAXTER EDWARD K., instead of Edward R., as printed on
HEATH NATHAN A., (West Norwich) painter.
Springfield — Barney Franklin, marble dealer. Summer St.
BURBANK HORACE H., is a patron of this work.
8 ERRATA — GENERAL CONTENTS — INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS.
GILL GEORGE J. and JOHN R., are agents for hay tedders, not log
loaders, as printed on page 505.
Jackman Lewis E., photographer, has leased his rooms to C. S. Pike.
Lockwood Charles, fresh and salt meats. Tontine block.
MESSENGER HORACE, is a patron of this work.
Pike C. S., photographer, leases rooms of L. E. Jackman, Main st.
RANDALL DAVID A., instead of David H., as printed on page 511.
Robinson & Warner, fish market, Grimes block, Main st.
Vermont Novelty Works, manufacture toy baby carriages, etc.
Stockbridge— WILSON EMILY D., is a patron of this work.
Weathersfleid— LAWTON FRANK L., is a patron of this work.
Weston — MOORE EPHRAIM A., on page 538, postoffice is Weston.
Windsor — AMSDEN A. G. & E. G., are patrons of this work.
COBB ROSWELL D., is a patron of this work.
HERRICK HARRIET, on page 551, is a milliner and deals infancy goods.
JONES & LAMSON MACHINE CO., are patrons of this work.
KIMBALL CASSIUS D., on page 559, postoffice address is Windsor.
STOCKER SAMUEL, retired merchant, secretary and treasurer of Windsor
STONE CHARLES, is a patron of this work.
Woodstock— BOYCE DANIEL W., is a patron of this work.
LEONARD JESSE W., is a patron of this work.
Almanac or Calendar for 20 years 2
Business Directory, by towns 289
Census Table, 177 1 to 1880 666
Classified Business Directory 587
County Officers 10
Courts in Windsor County ...... 12
Distance Table 665
Gazetteer of County 18
Gazetteer of Towns 72
Justices of the Peace , 11
Mail Routes and Stage Lines 13
Map of Windsor County inside back cover
Postal Rates and Regulations 12
Postoffices and Postmasters .... 13
Publisher's Notes 660
Town Clerks 12
Town Representatives ■. . 11
INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS.
Barnard E. Wellman, 2d, Open Ridge Place, Springfield 229
L-handler William, homestead, Chester. , . .. , 120
Dewey Albert Gallatin Hon., steel portrait, Hartford opposite 131
Marsh Piatt T., residence, Andover 78
Rochester House, M. L. Faulkner, Roche.ster 199
INDEX TO BUSINESS DIRECTORY INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS. 9
INDEX TO BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Andover r 289
Bridgewater 3 1 y
„ , , 335
Ludlow Village 304
Ludlow, outside of corporation ^q^
Plymouth , 424
Pomfret 43 ^
Royalton T . . 45 c
Sharon ' 4^0
Springfield Village _ _ 483
Springfield, outside of corporation roo
West Windsor ^41
Windsor Village ^4^
Windsor, outside of fire district cry
Woodstock Village ^52
Woodstock, outside of corporation ^72
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS.
Ball Wm. D., hardware, Ludlow ^ eg
Cadier Godefroi L., artist, White River Junction ncS
Central Vermont Railroad, St. Albans -.86
Daniels Machine Company, Woodstock 3^0
Gilbert F., sinks, box and cottage stoves, Hartland 466
Goodell J. W. & Co., marble, monuments, etc., Burlington, .facing back cover
Hathorn R. E., carriage trimmer, Ludlow 560-606
Henry, Johnson & Lord, proprietary medicines, Burlington 649
Hodges Smith, shipping furs, South Pomfret c6o
Hoffman Dr. G. W., dental surgeon, White River Junction 466
Holt E. T., veterinary surgeon and dentist, Tyson Furnace 428
Hosley C. G. C, harness, Weston 3^6
Journal Company The, Windsor C26
Landmark The, White River Junction 4^0
Leland Samuel H., plain and fancy cassimeres, Brownsville 310
Lyon W. M., jewelry, Chester Depot. ... foot lines
Miller H. R., carriages, wagons, sleighs and harness. North Hartland.. . 466
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS CONGRESSMEN COUNTY OFFICERS.
Ogdensburgh & Lake Champlain R. R. Company 656
Post C. C, manuf. sugar makers' supplies, Burlington 510
Robbins & Marsh, hardware, Chester Depot 310
Robinson Amos, Dr., cancers, St. Albans 608
Slayton E. H., Merino sheep. South Woodstock 442
Spirit of The Age, Woodstock 484
Springfield Reporter The, Springfield 600
Vermont State Normal School, Castleton 588
Vaughan H. E. & G. H., Merino sheep, Woodstock 418
Vermont Farm Machine Company, Bellows Falls inside back cover
Vermont Methodist Seminary and Female College, Montpelier 292
Vermont Standard, Woodstock 402
Vermont Tribune, Ludlow 332
Willard C. J., chair stock and toys, Weston 356
Willard D. S., The Eureka Milk Pail, North Hartland 560
WiUiams F. T., florist and seedsman. White River Junction 442
Worcester A., Rochester Foundry and Carriage Shop, Rochester 560
United States Senators.
Justin S. Morrill-(1885) George F. Edmunds-(1887)
United States Representatives.
John W. Stewart Luke D. Poland
P. O. Address
Hon. Homer E. Royce St. Albans
Assistant Judges, County Court.
Wm. M. Pingry Perkinsville
Wm. C. Danforth Barnard
Judges of Probate.
John Porter, District of Hartford ..Quechee
Wm. H. Walker, District of Windsor Ludlow
George B. French Woodstocfe
Wm. W. Stickney ■. ,-••„; ■•-•^ Ludlow
Gardner J. Wallace .Bethel
Charles O. Locke tT '^^P*®!
Hazen N. Savage Hartford
Samuel A. Armstrong ..Norwich
Lorenzo G.Coolidge Plymouth
Charles S. Whitmore .Read:ng
Daniel C. Jones • ■ R?yaitO"
Wilsons Lovell Springfield
Winslow S. Fenn ^-^J^^^?
Wm. R. Hewitt Woodstock
Gardner J. Wallace Bethel
Justus Dartt Springfield
J. M. Mcintosh Bethel
Justices ot the Peace.
ANDOVEB-George M. Stickney, Henry J. Parker, Alden Jaquith, Lewis Howard, Charles M. Gut-
BALTiMORE -Lyman Litch, Ervin C. Sherwin, OrviUe N. Fullam, D. Brainerd Humphrey.
3!™ -Daniel S. Perkin., John S. Cobb, Levi D. Leavitt, Herbert M. Adams, Joseph E. Saf-
fnrri Harvev N. Bruce, Calvin Green.
BKTHrj-WmR Adams, Norman Fowler, Joel B Putnam, Edwin R. Hatch, Albe rt A. B ooks
Winslow G. Whittaker. ^ , , ..^ •,..,« •,
BnmZL-VKn -Charles C. Bugbee, Wm. CRaymond, David H. Maxham, Bezaleel Wood, Alfred
Sargent, Matthew E. Kennedy, Lewis bpaulding. . ^, , r. o , « .•
CAVENDISH -Saxon A. Craigue, Charles F. Barrett, George F. Davis, Charles D. Parker, Horatio
^ <!: xP.^rce George S. Hill, William Smith.
CHESTER -Edward E. Barney, Addison S. Adams, Roland P. Polard, Lewis H. Hill, Henry L.
^""Aldrich Frederick W. Marsh, Joseph R. Richardson. ^ , „ ,
T V, P.rtav Da.iim Russ Zerah B. Clark, Marcus F. Bartholomew, George W.
""^^"Ksyidwin H B^gley CharferR. Whitman, Sanford H. Potter, John H. Hazen, Edwin C.
HART^N?-Wm. S. Crooker, Asa Weed, Benj. P. Larabee, Wilber R. Sturtevant, Henry R. Mil-
ler R Willis Billings, Daniel S. Willard.
D 1 „H p Hpvpti rharlesS Mason, IraW. Gale, Leighton G. Fullam, Elias H. Pinney,
^"°"wimf:^D"BaU,'iTbmH^^^^^^ Frederick C. Robbins, Edwm
NoRwtc^-John W Loveland, Abel P. Hatch, Royal E. Cook, Samuel S. Booth, Joseph B. Cloud,
Elihu N Finney, William H. Ordway.
PLYMOUTH -James S. Brown, Henry F. Pinney, Fernando H. Briggs, Alpheus F Snow, John J.
Wilder, Alonzo F. Hubbard, Warren R. Taylor.
POMFRET -John Brockway, William C IWhipple Ora Paul, Willam Hutchinson, OrviUe M.
Tinkham Sherman E. Livingston, Judo L. Maxham.
RBADiNG.-Daniel P. Sawyer, William W. Keyes, Elwin W. Goddard, John McCullough, David E.
RocHSiTR^-'Gardner L. ChafEee, John G. Brown, Wendell W. Williams, Joseph L. Morse,
^"''cfhauncey Stanley, John R. Tupper, W. Artomas Goodno. p^ , w
RnvAiTON -Horace P. Allen, Jonathan Morse, Martin T. Skinner, David W.Cowdry, Charles W.
Bliss Henry B. Goff, Henry W. Dutton.
Sharon -Daniel E. Parkhurst, Eleazer B. Baldwin, Calvin K. Fay, Royal Roberts, Edgar P.
Watkins Albert B. Preston.
,„ fT^rar.« H Howe LewisDavis, C. Horace Hubbard, Samuel Rollins, Almon B.