New Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 sketches

We have 6 new sketches for 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).

As NEHGS prepares to publish Scott Andrew Bartley’s first volume of these sketches, we welcome any corrections, especially regarding the children of the principal subjects of the sketches.  Send any potential revisions to for review.

In this update, the heads of families are all from Pomfret, VT.  Bartholomew Durkee, whose sketch is included in this update was the first permanent settler of Pomfret, VT, who moved there with his family from Pomfret, Connecticut.

The latest new sketches are listed below:

John Chedel (Pomfret)

Oliver Cheney (Pomfret, Weathersfield)

John W. Dana (Pomfret)

Penuel Deming (Pomfret)

Bartholomew Durkee (Pomfret, Sheldon)

Daniel Waldo (Pomfret)

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