We have just added 6 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers to 1784. This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s thesis “Legacy of Dissent: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Vermont 1749 to 1784” (Clark U., Ph.D., 1980).
Most of the men in this update were from Chester, VT. Chester was initially formed as part of New Hampshire. As New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont’s boundaries conflicted and coalesced, it also was known as Flamstead and New Flamstead. The History of Windsor County, Vermont edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes has a helpful summary of the early history of the town.
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Database Tip: On the transcript page, click the plus sign next to any person’s name. You can download a PDF of the entire sketch rather than having to download each page image separately. You can also download the PDF from the search results page (see image below).