Vermont History and Genealogy

February 10, 2007

Biographical Sketches Men of Pawlet – “C” Surnames

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CARPENTER, LUClUS M., a native of Kirby, from Rupert, 1850, m. Phebe, da. of Jonathan Staples, and succeeded him on the Daniel Fitch, Jr., farm.   He was a medical graduate, but never practiced the profession; was in the legislature in 1865-6.

CARVER, NATHANIEL, from Canterbury, Conn., 1780, m. Lydia, da. of Simeon Edgerton, and settled on the farm now owned by George Barker.  They raised a family of seven children, John, Betsey, David, Chester L., Lucy, Lydia and Ahiva.  He died in 1805, aged 52; his widow in 1842, aged 80.

CARVER, JOHN, m. Anna Beebe, who died in 1823, aged 35. Next he married Martha Gifford, who died in 1861, aged 76. He died in 1864, aged 78. His children were Mary, who married John Scott, and Lydia, who died in 1865.

CARVER, DAVID, m. Betsey, da. of Dea. Josiah Toby, who died in 1866, aged 69. He occupies the Peter Stevens place. His children are Charles N., m. Catharine, da. of Artemus Wilcox ; James A., m. Jane Clark, and was mortally wounded by a stone thrown by an unknown party, at the state fair at Rutland, in 1860, aged 35; Helen m. James M. Shaw, and Maria.  His age is 71.

CARVER, CHESTER L., m. Lucy M., da. of Ransom Harlow, of Whitehall, who died in 1847, aged 39, leaving four children, Joseph H., Ransom H., Nancy M., and Egbert.  Joseph H. was educated at Bethany College, West Virginia, and Antioch College, Ohio, and settled in Missouri as teacher, where he died in 1859, aged 26.  Ransom H. was a soldier in the border war in Kansas, and died in Whitehall, in 1861, aged 27.  Nancy M. was tender]y reared in the family of Robert Wickham ; coming of age, she completed her education in Oberlin and Antioch colleges, Ohio, and is now engaged in teaching in St. Louis, Mo.  Egbert, left an orphan, was cared for by his aunt, Mrs. Elon Clark, of Shaftsbury; coming of age, he graduated at the Commercial College, Albany, and is now in receipt of a salary of two thousand dollars per annum, as cashier of the Otego, N.Y., bank.  Boys! do you hear that?  Mr. Carver, in 1849, m. Emeline George, and died in the asylum for the Insane at Brattleboro, in 1863, aged 65. 

CHIPMAN, Dr. LEMUEL, from Connecticut, 1780, m. Sina, da. of Col. William Fitch, and settled near the present residence of James Leach.  He was one of a distinguished family who have shed an enduring lustre on the early history of the state.  He was the first president of the State Medical Society, organized in 1796.  He was in the legislature eight years.  He removed to Richmond, N.Y., in 1798, where he became distinguished as a judge as well as physician.  He lived to an advanced age.

CHIPMAN, Dr. GYRUS, brother of Lemuel, married Anna, da. of Col. William Fitch.  He left for the west with his brother and settled in Rochester, Mich., about 1820.  He died in 1840, aged about 80. 

CLARK, ELISHA, from Suffield, Conn., 1784, settled next south of the town farm.  He removed to Orwell, 1795, and lived to a great age.  His sons, who remained in town, were Ozias, Daniel, Joseph and Asahel.

CLARK, CoI. OZIAS, m. Rachel, da. of CoI. William Fitch, and settled nearly opposite Austin S. Whitcomb’s; his mansion, one of the best in town, being burned in 1840.  He was a man of great force and energy, and a liberal and influential member of society.  He was deacon of the Congregational church forty-seven years.  He was one of the corporators of the Pawlet Manufacturing Company, which ran the first cotton mill in the county.  He died in 1855, aged 91; his widow in 1864, aged 97.   They raised a family of eight children: Fitch, John M., Robert, Irene, Nancy, Alta, Betsey and Mariette.

CLARK, FITCH, m. Laura Baker, and settled on the Joshua Cobb farm. They raised a family of ten children: Ozias, Lucretia, m. George Willard,  Annis m. Johnson Loomis, and after his death, Henry Remington, of Castleton; Sheldon, Harriet, m. Adams L. Bromley, and died in 1861, aged 38; Jonathan B., m. N. M. Bromley, Laura B., m. Jerome B. Bromley, Sarah, m. Fayette Guilford and died in 1862, aged 28 ; Harry G., m. Flora Sherman, and Horace A., m. Addie Stevens.  He celebrated his golden wedding in 1864, at which five generations were present. His age is 75.

CLARK, JOHN M., m. Julia da. of Harry Beckwith, of West Granville; succeeded to his father’s homestead, but removed in 1845 to Whitewater, where be died in 1864, aged 61.

CLARK, ROBERT, m. Calista Brown, and resides in the village.  For several years he kept the village hotel.  They have raised a family of six daughters: Betsey, who graduated at the Troy Female Seminary, and married Harrison Everett, of Chicago, Ill.; Mariette, who married James B. Robinson and died in 1860, aged 81 ; Lemira, who married Franklin Penfield, of Rockford, Ill.; Amelia, teacher of music, Fanny and Kittie.

CLARK, DANIEL, m. Sibel, da. of Col. William Fitch and settled on the present homestead of Allen Cook. They raised a family of eleven children: Elisha, William, Philip, Wheeler, John, Cyrus, Darius, Corilla, Cornelia, Sina and Daniel. Philip married Lucy Swallow, who died in 1865, aged 67.  He was a member of the Pawlet band, and widely known for his proficiency as a bugler. He died in 1842, aged 74; his widow in 1850, aged 78.

CLARK, Capt. JOSEPH, m. Elizabeth, da. of Zebadiah Andrus, and settled on the present homestead of William Monroe.  None of his family remain in town. He died in 1820, aged 43.

CLARK, ASAHEL, m. Polly B., da. of Daniel Welch, and settled on his father’s place. He died in 1859, aged 79: his widow in 1864, aged 82.  Their children were Ephraim F., who married Jane, a daughter of Capt. Joshua D. Cobb; Caroline, who married Daniel F. Cushman, and died in 1851, aged 43, and Catharine, who married Rich Weeks.

CLARK, Hon. AARON, son of David Clark, was a native of this town, born in 1791. The family removed to Whiting.  He graduated at Union College and was admitted to the bar at Albany, N. Y.  He was private secretary of Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins during his term of service. Afterwards he was clerk of the assembly. In 1826 he removed to New York city where he became wealthy.   He was mayor of the city in 1840-41.

CLARK, HORACE, son of Gen. Jonas Clark, of Middletown, married a daughter of Hiram Wait, of Tinmouth, and settled in the mercantile business at the village, in 1829, which he continued with a short interval of five or six years.  He was post master four years.  He was a thorough and efficient business man, and was mainly instrumental in procuring the charter, and effecting the construction of the Rutland and Washington rail road.  Just as the road was completed, he was attacked with a malignant fever at Salem, N.Y., and was taken on almost the first train that passed over the road to his home in Poultney, to die.

CLARK, WILSON, from Danby, 1848; raised a family of three sons, Merritt, Horace and John.  Merritt m. Martha Hanks, and lives in Poultney;  Horace m. Sarah J. Robertson; who died in 1866, aged 35; John m. Josephine Gray, of Middletown.

CLEVELAND, MOSES, from Connecticut, at an early day, m. Zuba Kendall and settled where the widow of his son, Asa, now lives.  He was public spirited and benevolent.  He raised a family of five children:  Calvin, Luther, Augustus,  Asa and Olive.  He died in 1820, aged 75; his wife in 1830, aged 80.  Luther m. Joanna Brewster; he died in 1866, aged 93.  He came to this town when eight years of age and probably lived longer in town than any other person has.  His wife died in 1861, aged 86. Augustus was a colonel in the war of 1812;  Asa succeeded to the homestead and m. Lydia, da. of Eleazur Crosby; he  died in 1864, aged 73.  His widow removed west in 1867.

CLEVELAND, PALMER, from Salem, N.Y., settled on the present homestead of Consider S. Bardwell, first occupied by John Fitch.  He was a deacon of the Presbyterian church in Hebron, N. Y.  Besides being a large farmer he carried on the tanning business.  He removed to Indiana with his family about 1832, where died at an advanced age.

CLEVELAND, Capt. DAVID, from Salem, settled on  the farm next above Palmer’s, now occupied by Merritt W. Bardwell. He married a daughter of Seth Viets, Sen., and raised a large family, all of whom, with himself, removed west some thirty years ago.

CLEVELAND, DAVID A., from Salem, N.Y., a relative of the preceding, settled on the Rev. John Griswold place, in 1866.

COBB, GIDEON, was one of the earliest settlers from Connecticut, and brought a large family with him.  John and Joshua Cobb were his sons. He died 1798, aged 81.

COBB, JOHN, was a prominent man in the early days of the town, as the records show. He settled on the hill, near the old cemetery.  The old church grounds and cemetery were on his premises.  He removed to Orwell, and died in 1815, aged 73.  

COBB, Capt. JOSHUA, m. Hannah, da. of Simeon Edgerton, Sen., and settled on the present homestead of Josiah R. Sherman.  He removed to Vernon, N.Y.

COBB, Capt. JOSHUA D., m. Nancy, da. of Col. Ozias Clark, and settled on the homestead of Alonzo Smith. He was deacon of the Congregational church, from 1835 till his removal to Whitewater, Wis., in 1847.  He died in this town, while on a visit, in 1866, aged 74; his wife in 1845, aged 50.

COBB, ELKANAH, from Connecticut, 1770 ; married Mary, da. of Jonathan Willard, and settled on the late homestead of Elisha Allen.  He died in 1795, aged 49.  His son, Capt. Willard Cobb, was an officer in the war of 1812, married a daughter of Caleb Allen.  He built the store house at Polley’s landing, in Fort Ann.  Thence he went west.  Another son, James, was in the war of 1812, and, at its close, entered West Point Military Academy.  He removed to the state of Georgia.  It is understood that Howell Cobb, conspicuous in the late rebellion, is his son.

COLE, Dea. SAMUEL, from Hebron, N.Y., 1858; married his second wife, Electa Smith, and succeeded to the homestead of Rufus Perkins. His son, David D. Cole, is a merchant in Granville, N.Y.; another son, Whitman, is a commission merchant in New York city.

COLVIN, ENOCH, from Danby, 1845, m. Mary, da. of Robert Blakeley, who died in 1856, aged 30; next m. _________. He succeeded Robert Blakely in the woolen mill in 1865.  

CONANT, Capt. JOHN, son of John G. Conant, who died in Wells in 1830, aged 60; m. Martha da. of Findley McNaughton, and settled at West Pawlet.  His wife died in 1859, leaving four children: Daniel, who recently died in Little Falls, N.Y.; Orlando, rail road engineer; Charlotte, who married Harvey Pratt, of White Creek, N.Y., and Maria, a graduate of Castleton academy and teacher of drawing, painting, etc.

CONANT, RUFUS P., from Enfield, N.H., 1811, settled at West Pawlet in the cloth dressing business. He married Fanny Lathe, who died in 1829, aged 41 ; next he married Nancy Goodrich.  He removed with most of his family to Wisconsin, about 1847, where he recently died.

COOK, TITUS A., son of Samuel and Chloe Cook, was the first person born in town, July 22, 1768.  He settled near Granville, N.Y., where Mrs. Amanda Culver now lives.  He was master builder in the construction of churches and the better class of dwellings.  The old Congregational church, the  Baptist church, the old Episcopal church at Granville were erected by him.  He was justice over thirty years and esteemed a pure and upright magistrate. He died in 1827, aged 60. None of his family remain.

COOK, JAMES, from Sandisfield, Mass., settled near Sherman Weed’s. He was an exemplary and worthy citizen and universally beloved.  For several years he manufactured lime from an excellent quarry on his premises. He raised a family of three sons:  Mahlon, John and Erasmus D. Mahlon m. Cornelia, da. of Joel Sheldon, and lives in Manchester; John is a physician and now resides in New Jersey; Erasmus D. m. Charlotte, da. of Simeon Edgerton, Jr., and succeeded to his homestead. Mr. Cook removed to Manchester in 1835, and died in 1850, aged 75; his wife in 1849, aged 76.

COOK, EPHRAIM, settled at an early day in the east part of the town. He was an intelligent, active man.  He, with his family, removed west over thirty years since.  His son, Ephraim F. Cook, who married a daughter of David Andrus, was for many years city superintendent of schools in Buffalo.

COOK, ALLEN, from Danby, 1865, m. Hannah, da. of Caleb Parris, and settled on the Daniel Clark farm.

CRAPO, JOHN, from Deighton, Mass.; about 1814, m. Polly, da. of Lemuel Barden, and settled on the present homestead of his son, Alden B. Crapo.  He was of quiet and industrious habits, and died in 1862, aged 87; his widow in 1862, aged 81.

CROCKER, JOSIAH, from Falmouth, Mass., 1783; married a sister of Josiah Toby, and settled on the present homestead of David Farrar.  He raised a family of six sons and several daughters:  Benjamin, James, John, Thomas, Timothy and Ezra.  James was an attorney, and died recently at Buffalo.  John settled in Warsaw, N.Y.  Thomas m. ______ Hooker, and succeeded to the homestead, but removed to Poultney, where he recently died.  The other sons went west, but none of them are living.  Mr. Crocker took special pride in his family, and gave them unusual advantages for education.  He died in 1846, aged 86; his widow in 1847, aged 84. 

COWDREY, Dr. WARREN A., from Wells, married Patience, da. of Joel Simonds, and taught school and practiced medicine in this town in 1815.  He removed to Le Roy, N.Y.  He and his wife embraced Mormonism, but did not follow on to Utah.  He was a brother of Oliver Cowdrey, one of Joseph Smith’s “Witnesses.” 

CROSBY, ELEAZAR, from Brattleboro, 1806; married Margaret Toby, and raised a family of nine children, all but one of whom have removed west.   The exception is Isaac, who married Eliza, a daughter of Guild Willis, who died in 1865. 

CROUCH, ITHAMAR, from Brimfield, Mass., 1794; settled near Capt. Pratt’s, and raised a numerous family, most of whom died in early life. He removed to Chautauque county, N.Y., about 30 years since.   We saw him in 1856, when, though able to walk about, he had nearly lost all consciousness, and could not remember his old neighbors. He was then about 90.

CROUCH, PHINEAS, a brother of Ithamar, settled near by, and also raised a numerous family, all but one of whom (David Crouch, of East Rupert), with their father, removed to the west. He was a prominent member of Elder Beall’s church.

CULVER, SAMUEL, from Wells; m. Betsey, da. of Joshua Potter, and settled on the Jesse Tryon place.  He has raised a family of six daughters: Louise is a  graduate of the North Granville Ladies’ Seminary;  Jenny is in Lycoming county, Pa., a teacher of music; Nellie m. Frederick Baldwin, of Fort Edward, N. Y.

CULVER, ERASTUS, m. Amanda, da. of Joshua Potter, and settled on the Titus A. Cook place. He died in 1865.

CURTIS, ELDAD, from Connecticut; settled at a very early day on the place now owned by Robert Stevens. He was uncommonly intelligent and very fond of music. When compelled, by the improvidence of others, to leave his home when nearly 90, he composed a farewell hymn, which he sung on crossing the state line.  When he had finished the hymn, he reverently lifted his hat and bade Pawlet farewell.

CURTIS, AARON, son of Eldad, succeeded to the homestead, on which he had an extensive rope walk, during the war of 1812.  Two of his children were instantly killed, by being thrown from a wagon, in 1813.  He removed to Ithaca, N.Y., about 1818, where he established an extensive rope walk. He was deacon of the church in that town.  He died a few years since, aged about 80.

CUSHMAN, DANIEL F ., was the son of Rowland Cushman, from Attleboro, Mass., 1811, who settled near the town farm and died in 1825, aged 78; his widow in 1828, aged 70. He m. Caroline, da. of Asahel Clark, who died in 1851, aged 43; next he m. Huldah, dau. of Jonathan Morgan, of Middletown.  He owns the farm first settled by Elkanah Cobb, in 1782.  

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