Lists of Early Barre, Vermont People

The following are lists of people who participated in the early history of Barre, Vermont, and the positions they occupied.

List of Barre, Vermont Representatives, and the Years of Representation up to 1880

Nathan Harrington, 1793; Asaph Sherman, 1794, ’95, ’96; Benjamin Walker, 1797, ’99; Nathaniel Killam, 1798; James Fisk, 1800, ‘1, ‘2, ‘3, ‘4, ‘9, ’10, ’15; Luther Holton, 1805; Nathan Carpenter, 1806; John Dodge, 1807, 1808; Nathan Stone, 1811; Warren Ellis, 1812, ’13, ’14, ’16, ’17, ’20, ’22; Phineas Thompson, 1818, ’19, ’27; Jacob Scott, 1821; Peter Nichols, 1823, ’26, ’28; Denison Smith, 1824, ’25, ’29; Alvan Carter, 1830, ’32, ’33; Lucius B. Peck, 1831; John Twing, 1834, ’35 Jacob Scott, Jr., 1836, ’37, ’38; Newell Kinsman, 1839, ’40; Leonard Keith, 1841, ’42; David D. Wing, 1843, ’44; Webber Tilden, 1845; Obadiah Wood, 1846; George W. Collamer, 1847, ’48; Harvey Tilden, 1849; Warren H. Ellis, 1850; Jesse Scott, 1851, ’52; Denison K. Smith, 1853, ’57; Joseph Sargent, 1854, ’55; Joseph C. Parker, 1856; None, 1858, ’61, ’64; Leonard F. Aldrich, 1859, ’60; Ira Holden, 1862, ’63; Geo. W. Tilden, 1865, ’66; Frank Stafford, 1867; Charles Q. Reed, 1868; William E. Whitcomb, 1869, ’70, ’71; Wm. A. Boyce, 1872; Eli Holden, 1874; Jacob S. Spaulding, 1876; J. Henry Jackson, 1878; Henry Priest, 1880.

List of Barre, Vermont Town Clerks up to 1880

Joseph Dwight, 1793, ’94, ’95; Gardner Wheeler, 1796, ’97; Nathan Carpenter, 1798, ’99, 1800, ‘1, ‘2, ‘3, ‘4, ‘5, ‘6; Sherman Minott, 1807, ‘8, ‘9, ’10; Warren Ellis, 1811, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17; Joseph Ripley, 1818 to 1840; Alvan Carter, 1841 to 1862; Albert Johonnott, 1863; Clark Holden, 1864; Carlos Carpenter, 1865, ’66, ’67. ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71; Clark Holden, 1872-1881.

List of First Constables in Barre, Vermont up to 1871

Job Adams, 1793, ’97; Joel Shurtliff, 1794; Samuel Scott, 1795; Isaac S. Thompson, 1796, 1812; Apollos Hale. 1798; James Paddock. 1799, 1800, ‘l0, ’11, ’13; Reuben Carpenter, 1802, 1803; Phineas Thompson, 1804; Ezekiel D. Wheeler, 1805; Chapin Keith, 1806, ‘7, ‘9; Andrew Dewey, 1808; Peter Nichols, 1814, ’15, ’16, 17, ’18, ’19, ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27, ’28; Moses Rood, Jr., 1820, ’21, 22; Lewis Peck, 1829; Otis Peck, 1830, ’31, ’32, ’33, ’34, ’35; Thomas Town, 1836, ’37, ’38, ’39; Alvan Drury, 1840, ’41, ’42, ’43, ’44, ’45, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50, ’51; Joseph C. Parker, 1852; Silas Town, Jr., 1853; David D. Wing, 1854, ’55, ’56; Micah French, 1857, ’58, ’59; N. F. Averill, 1860, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73; A. M. Jackman, 1846, 1865; A. A. Nichols, 1864; Ira P. Harrington, 1866: A. J. Smith, 1867; G. L Jackson, 1874, ’75, ’76; Carlos Carpenter, 1877; L. W. Scott, 1878, ’79, ’80; Chas. L. Currier, 1881.

First Selectmen in Barre, Vermont from 1871-1880

W. C. White, 1871, ’73, ’74, ’75; Augustus Claflin, 1872, ’79, ’80, ’81; Ira P. Harrington, 1876, ’77, ’78.

Longevity in Barre, Vermont up to 1871

Names of some of the older people who have died in town: Abel Camp, aged 92, and his wife, Abigail, 86; Benjamin Wood, 86, and his wife, 87; Chapin Keith, 80, and his wife, 86; Mrs. Sally Willard, 81; Miss Mary Gale, 80; Gould Camp, 92; Robert Parker, 83; John Goldsbury, 90, and his wife, 80; John Wheaton, 95; Mrs. Benjamin Wheaton, 80; Luke Olds, 86; Israel Wood, 80; Isaiah Little, 84; Capt. Wm. Bradford, 86, his wife, 83; Anna Bradford, 88; Silas Town, 88; Reuben Nichols, 83; Samuel Cook, 94; Daniel Kinney, 82; Mrs. Judith Wood, 83; Polly Cook, 81; Alvah Wood, 84, his wife, 83; Otis French, 89; Jerra Richardson, 82; Jerry Batchelder, 83; Mrs. John Thompson, 83; Mrs. Nancy Barber, 84; James Knowland, 85; Mrs. Dudley Sterling, 92; Thomas Town, 84; Jonathan Claflin, 84; Joseph Sterling; Plina Wheaton, 83.

The above list might be greatly extended if time now permitted.

Barre, Vermont Residents over 80 on June 27, 1881

Names of people now living in town whose ages are 80 years and upwards—so far as we can learn: Lucy Davis, 97 years old; Hetty Willey, 93; Eleanor Needham, 94; Lucy Wood, 95; Delia French, 86; Hannah French, 85; Louis Dana, 85; Jonathan Bancroft. 87; Aaron Ashley, 81; Freedom Homes, 83; Fisher Homes, 81; Charlotte Goldsbury, 81; Sally Gale, 86; Samuel Burns, 87; Nathaniel Lawson, 82; Justus Ketchum, 81; Cynthia Hooker, 82; Joseph Norris, 81; Peter Nichols, 81; Mary Noyes, 87; Achsa Richardson, 81; Lemuel Richardson, 81; Betsey Waterman, 81; Rodney Bradford, 81; Sarah Cox, 84; Susan Chamberlin, 84; Mason Carpenter, 82; Josiah Beckett, 86; Lucy Lawson, 83; Otis Durkee, 80; Mrs. Carroll Smith, 86.

Source

Article is based largely on the The Vermont historical gazetteer : a magazine embracing a history of each town, civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military.
Additions, corrections, changes, and design have been made to the original source to produce this article. Those additions and changes are © 2020 by Vermont Genealogy.

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