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age of eighty-five years. He married Lydia Peters, who was
born in Hebron, Conn. Jesse A. and George W. Baldwin, now
living in Bradford, are their descendants.

* David Bliss was born June 17, 1763, in Hebron, Conn.,
and came to Bradford in 1787. He was a farmer, and lived at
one time on the South road. In 18 15, he moved to Spring-
water, N.Y., where he died March 18, 1835, at the age of sev-
enty-two years. He was a grandson of the Rev. John Bliss of
Hebron, Conn., from whom Joseph Bliss and family of Brad-
ford are descendants.

Moses Chamberlin was born in Litchfield, Conn., Decem-
ber 10, 1747. His father, Deacon Moses Chamberlin, moved to
Newbury, Vt., at an early date in the settlement of that town,

* Slade's State Papers, p. 258.



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and removed to Bradford in 17S2. He bought a farm of Nehe-
miah Lovill for three hundred Spanish dollars. December 28,
1S02, he sold the farm to his nephew, Capt. Moses Chamber-
lin, since which time the place has been known as the "Moses
Chamberlin farm." It is now owned by Frank O. Kennedy.

Mr. Chamberlin was an influential citizen, and town clerk
in 1794, 1795, 1796, and 1797. He also held nearly all the
town offices at different times. In 1S02 he moved to Pennsyl-
vania. He married Abby Stevens of Newbury.

Thomas May lived on the upper plain, where he kept a
tavern. He was one of the committee of the town upon the con-
tract for the construction of the first meeting house, in 1793.










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Online LibraryJosiah H. (Josiah Henry) BentonAddress of J.H. Benton, Jr., at the dedication of the Bradford Public Library building, Bradford, Vermont, July 4, 1895 → online text (page 5 of 5)