Town of Danby, Rutland County, VT
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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, JOHN, from Rhode Island at a very early day, settled on the farm now owned by Anthony Haley. He was one of the first settlers in that part of the town. His log cabin was erected a few rods east from where the dwelling house now stands. He died many years since, at an advanced age, leaving five sons: Prince, Zoeth, John, Jude and Isaac. Jude married Phebe, daughter of Elihu Benson, and settled in Genessee Co., N. Y., where he died. (p. 101.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, PRINCE, married a daughter of Daniel Brown, and settled where David Wetherby now lives. He was a worthy and respected citizen. He was twice married. The children by his first wife were Abigail, Daniel, Ira who married Rebecca, daughter of Stephen Calkins, Jr.; Prussia, Joseph and Laura. Next he married Experience, daughter of  (Job?) King, and raised another family of six children: King, David, Ruth, Hannah, Rhoda and Rhoba. (p. 102.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, ZOETH, married Jane Harper, and settled where Stephen Baker now lives. He was among the leading men of the town, and an influential citizen. He was selectman nine years; representative in the Legislature four years; and a justice of the peace twenty-seven years, being the longest time any man has served in that office in this town. In 1820, he removed with his family to western New York. His children were Isaac, Sally, Joshua, Sylvia and Jane. Isaac married Lydia, daughter of Abner Bartlett, and moved to Holland Purchase, N. Y. Sally married Smith Bartlett; Sylvia married Peter White, all of whom went to Holland Purchase. (p. 102.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, ISAAC, fifth son of John Allen, married Sylvia, daughter of Jonathan Staples, and settled in the Little Village, on the farm owned by Stephen Harrington, where he lived for several years. He finally removed to Collins, N. Y.

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, JOHN, JR., married Sally Brown, and settled on the Samuel Thompson farm, in the northwest part of the town. He moved to Pawlet in 1815. He was said to be a substantial, thrifty farmer, and much respected, He died in 1852, aged 91; his wife in 1851, aged 71. His sons were Nathan and Elisha. Nathan married Julia Leffingwell, of Middletown, and  settled in Pawlet. He was one of the earliest members of the Methodist church in that town, and one of the directors of Poultney Bank for several years. He died in 1863, aged 72. His children were John, Charles, Isaac, Henry, Sarah and Lucy. Elisha, the other son, married Annis Safford, and settled in Pawlet, and was also a leading man of that town, having been a member of the Legislature four years, and town clerk nineteen. He was judge of the county court three years. He died in 1856, aged 62. His sons were Horace and Merritt. (p. 102.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ALLEN, JOSEPH, son of Prince Allen, married Laura, daughter of Alexander Barrett, and succeeded to the homestead of his father. He removed to Lincoln, Vt., in 1842, where he died some years since. His wife died in 1858. They raised a family of eight children:  Alexander, Catherine, Isaac, Melissa, Hannah, William, Semantha (Samantha?) and Eliakim. Alexander married ___ DeCalb, of Granville, N. Y., and removed to the West. He is the only representative of the family now living. Catherine married Edson Valentine of Tinmouth, who went to California, and died there. She died a few years ago, leaving two children, Melissa (married John Goodspeed) and Joseph. William married a daughter of Daniel Tracy,
of Lincoln Vt., and removed to Ohio. Melissa married Frank Burnham, and settled in Canada. (p.102.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ANDRUS, Hon. JOHN H., from Colchester, Conn., in 1780, married Rachael Willey, and settled in the west part of the town, on the farm owned by Orange Train. He became a man of note and influence, and occupied many prominent positions. He was an active, industrious man; a useful citizen and highly esteemed. He was selectman eleven years, and a representative in the Legislature nine years, being the longest term that any man has served in that office. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1814, and a councillor in 1820. In 1811, he was one of the judges of the county court,
and again in 1813. He removed to Pawlet in 1822, where he died in 1841, aged 73. His wife died in 1821, aged 50. Their children were John, Ezra Hannah, Tempa, Sophia, Clara, Julia and Alta. John married Miranda Morrison, of Pawlet, and settled with his father. He died in 1851, leaving two children, Mary and Morrison. (p. 103.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ANDRUS, EZRA, married Nancy, daughter of James McDaniels, and settled near his father, in the town of Pawlet. He died in 1864 aged 65, leaving a family of three sons and six daughters: James McD., John, Merritt C., Sarah Ann, Eliza Ann, Nancy, Julia, Esther and Cordelia. (p. 103.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ANDREWS, DR. JOSEPH, from Hubbardton in 1838, settled on the Daniel Cook farm, where Anthony Haley now lives in the practice of medicine. He removed back to Hubbardton and from thence to Granville, his now place of residence. He has one son, David, who married a daughter of  John Woodcock and lives with his father. (p. 103.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ANDREWS, DR. DAVID, from Hubbardton, settled in the south part of the town, in his profession. He was also a Methodist preacher and exhorter. He married Nadocia Woodcock, who died in 1863, aged 42. He next married Betsey Wait, and removed to Brant, Erie Co., N. Y., where he died some two years since. His son Joseph is a graduate of Castleton Medical College, and is a practicing physician in Brant. (p. 103.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ARMSTRONG, JOSEPH, from Bennington in 1776, was a temporary resident of this town. He settled in the northwestern part of the town, and a portion of his farm was afterwards included in the town of Pawlet, where he finally settled. He is spoken of in "Hollister's History of Pawlet" as having settled in the northeast part of that town, and kept tavern for 25 years.
His farm is now owned and occupied by Samuel Thompson. His wife died in 1810, aged 62. Their children were Jasper, Jessie Sally, Clarissa, Phineas, Polly and Nancy. (p. 103.)

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"The History and Map of Danby, Vermont," by J. C.
Williams, Rutland, Vt.,
pub. McLean and Robbins, 1869.

ARNOLD, GEORGE, from Rhode Island in 1802, married Elizabeth Hadwin, and settled on the Abraham Brown place on the Creek, now owned by Henry Griffin. He built the present dwelling house in 1803. He and his family moved to Troy, N. Y., in 1810. His children were: Hadwin, married Lydia, daughter of  Nathan Lapham; Phebe, married John Reed; Oliver, George, Anson and Sarah. (p. 103.)


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