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  • Name John PEMBER 
    Born 31 Oct 1751  Norwich, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Jan 1753  Norwich, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1827  Harmony Hall, Chautaqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 24 Jun 1921 
    _UID 6EDC361CD4CCE645849B032CFC4B177F920A 
    Person ID I9216  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father John PEMBER,   b. 16 Oct 1719, Norwich W.Farms, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1767, Norwich W.Farms, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Irene WOOD,   b. 1721, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1749  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1749  Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 5D7175104ECD7E40A746590F131F7A285590 
    Family ID F1820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucretia BILL,   b. 1752/1754, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Nov 1774  Columbia, Tolland, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID A33204F75F3CE840BBAB13473757C14BED41 
     1. Lorinda PEMBER,   b. 2 Aug 1775, Harmony, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1857, Harmony, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Clarissa PEMBER,   b. 1779, Lebanon, New London, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1854, of Columbia Van Buren, Mich. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. John REMBER,   b. 24 Apr 1781,   d. 20 May 1842, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Frederic PEMBER,   b. 24 Apr 1781, Lebanon, New London, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1859, of Wells, Rutland, Vt. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Milton PEMBER,   b. 1783, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1850, Harmony, Chautauqua, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Sophia PEMBER,   b. Abt 1786, of Wells, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Hannibal, Oswego, N. Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     7. Betsey PEMBER,   b. 1788, Wells, Rutland, Vt. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Wells, , VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     8. Joseph Seavey PEMBER,   b. 10 Aug 1790, Wells, Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1835, Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     9. Harvey PEMBER,   b. 22 Jul 1792, Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1862, of Johnstown Center, Rock, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 00:14:29 
    Family ID F4146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betsy GLASS 
    Married 1802/1803 
    _UID EC34D3AF1316F34BAE3B731C24057C3C624E 
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 00:14:29 
    Family ID F4147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sgt John Pember
      Birth: Oct. 31, 1749
      Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
      Death: Sep. 1, 1827
      Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
      Son of John and Irene Wood Pember. John Married Lucretia Bill at Columbia
      Connecticut on November 24, 1774. John enlisted Jan 20, 1776 at Norwich
      Connecticut as a Sergeant in Capt. Benjamin Throop's company in Col. Char les
      Burrall's regiment of Connecticut troop's under Major General Philip Schu yler
      during the revolutionary war. This company served in the Northern departm ent
      at Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Chambly, St. John, Montreal, The Cedars, and
      Lake Champlain. Sergeant Pember discharged from service in January of 177 7.
      He is the father of Lorinda, John, Clarissa, Frederic, Milton, Sophia,
      Betsey, Joseph, Harvey, and Martha Pember.
      Family links:
      Milton Pember (____ - 1850)*
      Lorinda Pember Terry (1775 - 1857)*
      Joseph Seavey Pember (1790 - 1835)*
      Burial: Blockville Union Burial Ground
      Blockville, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
      Created by: Craft
      Record added: Oct 20, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 16253485

      American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
      Name: John Pember
      Birth Date: 1750
      Birthplace: Connecticut
      Volume: 133
      Page Number: 466
      Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The
      greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and fo r
      the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 16 May 1928, 715 3

      Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906
      Name John Pember
      Gender Male
      Birth Date 31 Oct 1751
      Father's Name John Pember
      Mother's Name Irene

      Family Data Collection - Births
      Name: John Pember
      Father: John Pember
      Mother: Irene Wood
      Birth Date: 31 Oct 1751
      City: Norwich
      County: New London
      State: CT
      Country: USA

      U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
      Name: John Pember
      SAR Membership: 82257
      Birth Date: 31 Oct 1751
      Birth Place: Windham, Pennsylvania
      Death Date: 27 Sep 1827
      Death Place: Harmony, New York
      Spouse: Lucretia Bill
      Children: Harvey Pember

      "John Pember, The History of the Pember Family in America"
      Compiled by Mrs. Celeste Pember Hazen
      Page 64 - 74
      Am. Ancestry
      Chau. Co. Hist.
      Wells Hist. & V. R
      Fam. R; Cem, R.
      30. John4 (John3, John2,·Thomas1)
      b. Oct. 31, 1751, (New Style Calendar?); prob. Norwich West Farms,
      (Franklin); bapt. Jan. 28, 1753, John Pember, Junr, Chh R. (prob .
      means his father) .
      d. Sept. 27, 1827, Harmony Tp, Chautaqua Co., N. Y.
      m. Nov. 24, 1774, by Rev. Thomas Brockway, Lucretia Bill. (Cong. Ch h
      R., Columbia, Ct. Columbia Tp was organized 1804, formerly the p art
      of Lebanon called the Crank, from its shape.)
      ch. 10 (or 10 who lived?)
      56. Lorinda b. Aug. 2, 1775, Lebanon Crank
      57. John b. 1777, " "
      58. Clarissa b. 1779, " "
      59. Frederick b. Apr. 24, 1781, " "
      60. Milton b. 1783/4, Wells, Vt.
      61. Sophia b. 1786 "
      -- Betsey b. 1788 "
      d. 1794 " bur. in large town graveyard
      north of homestead, now obliterated, where a cousin
      copied the stone long ago, saving this record.
      62. Joseph Seavey b. Aug. 10, 1790, Wells, Vt.
      63. Harvey b. 1792, " "
      64. Martha (Patty)b.
      (There may be one ch. omitted here, who d. y.)
      (This agrees with U. S. Census numbers, 1790 and 1800.)

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      John m. (2) Betsey Glass (see Glass); Wells, in the Winter 1802/3 (Feb. 2 0?)
      no ch of record, but one cousin thought Alanson was a son of this m., (Se e
      Alanson, son of John, Jr.) and that is possible.

      John received land from his father's estate in 1767. After his birthda y
      "John Pember, a minor of lawful age, son of John Pember, Junr, chose
      Abner Hide as his guardian." (Prob. R., Vol. 2, p 87). Abner Hyde, his
      grandmother's youngest brother, was a neighbor on Birchard's Plain.
      Later, he went northward to work, in the country where his father and
      grandfather had formerly lived, and married there. His home was not so
      far from the Cong. Chh of Lebanon Crank as to prevent attendance, for his
      four oldest children were baptized there. This Chh R. (copied by Colonial
      Dames) has the date of that record 1782, but the book may have included
      also 1781.
      Feb. 11, 1775, John sold to his uncle Jacob Pember of Norwich(Birchard 's
      Plain) 2 parcels land on or near Birchard's Plain,:"set out to him in the
      division of the estate of the late John Pember, Junr, late of Norwich,
      dec'd," bounding on land set out to Andrew Pember,- to Irene,- to Eli,- a nd
      the widow's lot, for 51£. (Norwich Land R., 21, 522)
      Tradition is that he settled in that part of Lebanon which is now Colu m-
      bia Tp. (Lebanon records of most sorts seem to be totally lost).
      He enlisted in 1776 (dau. Clarissa's rec. had Jan. 20) in Capt. Benjam in
      Throop's Co., Col. Burrall's Regiment, and served as Ensign. We have no
      record of his service. The Rolls of this Regiment are incomplete. Marshal l's
      Hist. New London Co. says under Lebanon: "The number of men in
      Revolutionary service is impossible to determine, as so many rolls of com -
      panies are wanting ...... As many as 500 men from Lebanon are supposed
      to have been in service at one time." This regiment took in John's Norwic h
      relatives and friends also. For one who loves Revolutionary history and
      story, here lies a fertile field for search of detailed war movements; yo u
      might discover John getting a gun-shot wound through the foot during a
      defense action in the vicinity of Ticonderoga, and "bawling loudly for hi s
      wife who was called Kreshy to bandage it." Was Kreeshy among the officers '
      wives who accompanied them as nurses?
      John removed to Wells, Vt. in 1781/2. Frederick (b. Apr., 1781) said
      they came when he was a small baby, which would make the date Fall of
      1781 or the following Spring. But we have no idea how much John had been
      in Vermont previously; his brothers were in service in Vermont, and he wa s
      as intimate as possible with the leaders of the "Green Mountain Boys";
      he had selected land in Poultney, and the three brothers owned there,
      probably adjoining each other, though John never lived in Poultney. Poult -
      ney has a few tax lists saved, naming John between 1785 and 1810, but not
      in 1781. In Wells he settled on a rich level piece on the Pond (Atwater
      Bay), said to have been already "improved" by a friend who was moving,
      possibly Ithamar Hebard, (see Hebard). This location did not suit, for a
      cold wind blew off the Pond, and the distance to the center of town was t oo
      great. So he made some trade with the Stephens family, but the Lake place
      was not all sold until his grandchildren disposed of it.
      In Pond Mountain, East of the Lake, is a deep notch or pass, offerring
      an easy road of less than half a mile ascent, and this was one of the ear ly

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      highways most used. John's choice of land lay on the slope above this roa d,
      between road and Hogback; it had proved to be warm land, and was giving
      immediate returns. It is said the snug log-house was already there, proba bly
      built for the Asa Stephens family. It gave a commanding view over lake
      and mountains, four ranges deep, to the north and west, and stood until
      about 1860, with a gnarled old apple-tree on either side, in a wide expan se
      of pasture, and John's great-grandchildren pointed to it as a curiosity . He
      had neighbors already well-established, for a half-dozen of their names a re
      on the Rev. Rolls of 1780-1. The center of the township was near the foot
      of the mountain pass, possibly a mile from his house by road, but a much-
      traveled foot-path down the mountain side cut the distance to five minute s.
      A meeting-house was raised at the center, and finished enough for use.
      On Wells Land R., in addition to deals with Asa Stephens, John bought
      of James Stephens, and of Anthony Cole. The Philip Cole land was deeded
      by the Stephens. Also John took up some wild land, a piece of which was
      sold by John and Asa Stephens to Joseph Button, being on the steep side o f
      the Hogback near the Button corner. John bought of Abner and Enoch
      Cone (living below the Mountain) land northwest of the mountain road (the
      other side from him) lying both sides of Endless Brook, and cleared into
      nice meadowland. Years afterward this was sold back to Cone descendants
      who had settled on the Lindsay place.
      John had probably built his framed house before 1790. His barn was
      built flush with the road at the north corner of the farm, where the Lake
      road joined the north and south road, and it stood until 1895. The house
      was a trifle west, nearer the brook, where a highway ran through his farm ,
      past the log-house, Cole, Stevens, Parks, and Goodsell farms, to join the
      east road skirting Mt. Moosehorn. John took that road with his grist, and
      a sled road down the mountain led to the mill of Joshua Howe on Wells Bro ok,
      making the total distance for John about 2 miles. The saw-mill was nearer ;
      John Law (another Tolland Co. friend or relative) and son Ahira started a
      saw-mill in the early eighties on Endless Brook at the top of Lamb Hill.
      There is more fall to the brook a few rods lower on the Lamb place, but t he
      first mill is said to have been at the brook bend at the top of the hill
      where a little mountain brook rushed in to strengthen the current.
      This was the most populous part of Wells. John must have had 50
      neighbor families within 10 minutes distance, perhaps within yodeling dis -
      tance, and those were not small families. Roads were suitable for carts,
      but sleds and drags were more used for work. The school in District No.4
      was started early, and a school-house built. The town voted in 1779 to
      divide the town for schooling into two districts, "as nater has divided i t",
      and in John's time there could never have been less than 100 in that
      district. In 1803, when two small schools were added to the two large one s,
      the number of pupils in town was 401. But probably none of John's childre n
      or grandchildren ever attended that district school, though less than a
      half-mile away. A "sealect school" was started very early just north of
      John's, and was continued and a building kept for that purpose until Civi l
      War time. Parents supporting it did not also pay a public school tax. Now
      there is no record that John started that school or that he kept school
      during his entire residence in Wells, but his grandchildren believed so.

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      But changes soon came. Residents of the N. E. corner of Wells (now
      Burnham Hollow and Middletown Village) found the post road via North-
      east Mt. and past John's place too steep and difficult, so the township
      of Middletown was formed by taking land from surrounding towns according
      to their topography, in 1784. Later the remainder of the northern part
      was set off to Poultney. So John lived no longer near the center, but
      within a half-mile of the town boundary, and traffic past his place was
      cut in half. The site of the meeting-house proved unsatisfactory, because
      people near the Lake suffered with "fever and ague". No self-respecting
      person would live near the Pond, and an enduring prejudice grew up.
      (The situation improved after dumping rubbish into the Pond and stopping
      up the outlet decreased.) For this reason the foot of the lake seemed a
      better place for church and town business, and Wells Comers grew up there .
      So John became two miles away from church and village, From that time,
      the cemetery at Wells Corners was preferred to the large yard which the
      town had laid out north of John's farm, and which was the burial place of
      most of John's friends and neighbors who did not live to go on westward.
      In the absence of record, it is assumed that Lucretia was buried in th at
      yard near her home, by the side of her little daughter Betsey. Records of
      Lucretia's death or births of the children may yet be found. Early vital
      records were written in with the land deeds if anywhere; while Wells
      has kept these in as good care as may be, they are not in condition for
      public use; however, portions could be salvaged.
      As to relatives, there was no lack within visiting distance. Lucretia' s
      father and brother lived at West Tynmouth. (see Bill). The road thither
      from John's ran over Lamb Hill, through the Selah Hubbard farm, and over
      the mountain past the graveyard on the other slope which was their burial
      place. At least two of her uncles (Owens) and families lived in Poultney.
      Some of John's two brothers' families lived in the northern part of
      Poultney until about 1800. There were many Hydes at all dates. Many of
      the earliest residents were cousins of some degree.
      The date of John's second marriage is fixed in this way: His son
      Frederick was married the same winter, just afterward.
      When the Genesee country was opened for settlement-military lands,
      after 1794--some of John's neighbors were attracted and moved there.
      John is said to have made at least one trip and returned, for he was fond
      of travel, though he walked lame in one foot from a gun-shot wound. He
      probably took land at Lysander, and the same land may have been occupied
      by Lorinda or John, Jr. when they went. Vt. Gazeteer says that the greate st
      sight ever witnessed in Vermont was a Westward exodus that rolled out of
      Hampton, N. Y. (State line) one spring mornmg in 1802. It included
      families gathered from a large section with covered wagons of goods, and
      with their cattle. The border roads were crowded, for everyone not leavin g
      had come for the spectacle and farewell.
      Emigration increased from that time. During John's residence in
      Wells, the whole number of emigrants was several times as large as the
      population at anyone date. Therefore the history of this interval is im-
      portant to very many families.
      John emigrated to Chautauqua Co. early in 1813, with his wife Betsey,
      two younger sons and youngest daughter. Or they may have gone the

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      Fall before, and remained in Lysander until the sons could get a cabin an d
      some clearing ready for the family. On leaving, John deeded land among
      John, Jr., Frederick, and Milton. (He had given them lands also at pre-
      vious dates.) But no land was taken in his name at their new home; Joseph
      S. took title. They settled at "Slayton's Mills" in the town of Chautauqu a.
      which had been set off from Batavia, and included most of the present
      county. The town of Harmony was set off from Chautauqua in 1816, and
      contained 86 sq. mi. It included the village of Ashville on Goose Creek
      (Harmony P.O.), Panama on Little Broken Straw Creek, Blockville in
      N. E. corner, and Stedman P. O. John lived near Blockville, on the Panama
      road. The only mention of him in Chau. Co. histories is in the first mem-
      bership of the M. E. Church of Blockville in 1818.
      Many Vermont neighbors were also in Chau. Co.: Carpenter, Pray,
      Bill, Button, Stevens. Settlers from Lysander came on about 1815, in-
      cluding the Terrys, the Lewises (see Lewis) and others once of Wells. Joh n's
      daughter Clarissa from Ontario had moved into the vicinity before his
      The time of his death is marked in the County land records by mutual
      quit-claims between his sons; the family records also have the date Sept . 27
      1827. He may have been buried in the Blockville Cemetery, but it is usual ly
      supposed that he was buried in the first cemetery, located east of Blockv ille
      on the Daniel Carpenter farm, and soon obliterated. The reason for this
      idea is that his contemporaries were buried there, among them Nathaniel
      Lewis from Wells and Lysander (see Lewis), who lived wih his youngest son
      Miles Lewis; but Esther, wife of Nath'l, who died a few years later, was
      buried in the new Blockville Cemetery.
      The widow Betsey, then past forty years old, returned to her Poultney
      friends to assist in the care of her aged mother, and lived the rest of h er
      life with Poultney relatives, Glass and Sprague, as some of the Pembers
      recall. She is said to have been buried in the East Poultney Episcopal
      Cemetery as it was then enclosed, back of the church and the Goodrich
      place, for her family were members of that church. The stones on their lo t
      were not saved, nor records copied.

      Concerning local conditions.

      What to use for money was the question. Just at first "sojering"
      was the favorite source of hard money, for traveling was the most arduous
      part of service in 1780-3, and boys over 12 yrs could qualify. But John
      did not arrive in time to raise his tax money in that way. Feelings of
      bitterness and anger over the high war taxes caused vehement complaint,
      and their collection caused suffering. Wheat was the medium of exchange,
      acceptable even for taxes, and seems not to have been reckoned as a food.
      Settlers felt in great haste to get their cleared land into wheat, and
      for some years did not question that it was the most suitable crop. A
      later source of money in all towns was pot and pearl ashes. A few cattle
      were raised for sale where marketing was feasible.
      The most severe pioneer hardships were past before John's arrival.
      Wells experienced no time after the Revolution when a man's labor could
      not buy a little pork or corn; and shelter for his cattle was easily
      provided from great logs left in piles in hasty clearing of the land,
      and aaplings cut in order that cattle might reach the tender tops for
      browse. Help was available for builing a cabin or any task, for settlers
      were near each other. The immediate problem was obtaining and storing
      winter supplies. Covered pits were made for storing vegetables and
      fodder; dried foods too bulky to be kept in the cabin loft were
      sometimes hung high in a tree, well protected by bark or skins; of
      course the fresh and frozen meats hung outside.
      Before ovens could be built, the pudding-cloth was a cooks'
      helper; it was tied to the ears of the pot for steaming bread and
      puddings, Corn cakes were baked at the hearth; sometimes

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      baking-powder for them was improvised from burned wood and boiling
      water. But out-door ovens were occasionally used, even in severe
      weather, made and covered with flat rocks. (John's land had an
      excellent slate vein, never developed). Any iron or stone dish was
      used in the oven; wooden platters, bowls, spoons and paddles were
      homemade in spare time; bark provided excellent containers for
      spreading fruit and vegetables to dry.
      The standard food was Indian corn. which is nearly a complete
      food and agreed with everybody who had been brought up on it. Besides
      the mush "stiff enough for the pudding-stick to stand alone," it
      offered variety beyond imagination through different grinding and
      modes of cooking. Milk products were had at once, and poultry and
      vegetables soon. The turnip was a stand-by for fifty years, and
      filled the place the potato afterward took. Gardens were generous
      and varied. Apples were bearing well in about a dozen years, and a
      few large trees had seen brought into town for bearing sooner. The
      pumpkin was very well-thought-of; it formed a large part of the diet
      from August to December, and as much as possible was stewed and dried
      for storage. The pumpkin-halves were filled with new milk and set in
      the heated oven; this method overcame any strong flavor and made the
      fruit very palatable. The dried pumpkin was sweet and chocolate-colored.
      Meat was more used then than now, and unless poverty prevented was
      served for dinner as well as breakfast. At first, one who was short of
      his winter's meat sometimes had to salt down a bear. The bear meat
      tasted strong, much like the pork of today, so they said; their own
      pork was of delicate flavor and as sweet as a nut, raised with a
      streak of lean. Hogs ran at large, wearing pokes, and fattened upon
      beechnuts. Game was had in season, though not abundant. A family might
      hope to hang up venison at least oncea year. Fish of large size were
      certainly plentiful; if a family were so reduced as to eat brook-trout,
      they could make the fish more palatable by salting over night. .
      There was no delay for saw-mills there. John's house had a
      bed-room and pantry, besides the main room, and the chamber had a
      glass window, fit for sleeping. Near the entrance was a lean-to. The
      foundation was laid dry of field rocks, in a good cellar. This was the
      usual house, but sometimes an addition was made afterward. But the main
      feature of the framed houses was the brick oven, which was very
      satisfactory. An aunt who once helped her mother on baking days explains
      that where the oven baked poorly, the trouble was usually due to starting
      the fire too late in the day. It should start in season and heat all day;
      at night the oven was filled with hard knotted wood, and next morning
      with small pine sticks; when those were burned down, the oven was rapidly
      cleaned with the long-handled shovel and brush made for that purpose, and
      filled with meats, beans previously parboiled, fruit pies and quick bread s.
      Every thing must be ready at the moment, not to keep the oven door open,
      and all the daughters handed articles for greater speed. The first ovenfu l
      was followed by others of pans of apples both sweet and sour, and yeast
      breads and perhaps custards. Not only did the brick oven furnish two
      meals on baking-day, but the beans and Indian pudding remained over night
      in oven, and were considered warm enough to serve for breakfast, pudding
      before beans.
      The pioneer housekeepers certainly had a fine, hardy spirit, but
      would they have cared for some present methods? All homes were built
      near a good spring of water and at least one dependable brook. One who
      is used to working under the continuous flow of a waterfall might find
      it a nuisance to turn taps off and on; one used to a pool for rinsing
      vegetables, and a clean one above for soaking clothes, and others if
      needed, might not like to be limited to little trays and tubs. A clean
      place at the overflow of the spring was arranged for the colander of
      salad greens crisping for dinner. A shelf or hanging basket for cooling
      was arranged in the spring or well. Little refrigeration was needed
      anyway, for a cool cellar was sufficient. Fresh meat was approved occa-
      sionally, and provided by borrowing; three or four neighbors each killed
      a sheep in turn weekly and repaid a quarter to the others.
      Sheep were especially suited to that location, and provided most
      of the clothing, and much work for the housewife who made it up, from
      sheepskin coat to socks. Shoes were worn only when needed, the same as
      at home in Connecticut. A respectable young woman might be seen out
      barefooted around her country home, even as late as 1850, though neither
      propriety nor complexion permitted her to be out bareheaded.
      For topics of interest, church and religion came first always.
      (see Dow, Bentley, Hebard). Politics were never so absorbing as in those
      formative days when each man felt his own responsibility, and had
      already done his part in local and national affairs. As a subject of
      conversation. war-time experiences never grew wearisome, especially
      when enlivened by tales of the Green Mountain Boys and their exploits
      in that immediate vicinity. Many besides John knew them intimately.
      Any gathering such as a sheep-washing was always enlivened by tales of
      the prowess of Ethan Allen, and someone would volunteer to show "how
      Ethan would do" the business in hand.
      (See Wood fam.) (See Green Mt. Boys)

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      Bill (see Bill Gen., Cutter's Gen., Ct. V. R.)
      1. The American ancestor of the Bill family was Philip Bill, b. 1620,
      England, son of John, who lived at Pulling Point (part of Boston), rem.
      1660 to Ipswich, 1668 to New London (Ledyard). He d. 1689.
      ch: Philip, Mary, Margaret, Samuel, John, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Joshua.
      2. John, above, b. about 1667, Ipswich; settled Lebanon, Ct; d. 1739;
      ch: John, Abigail, James, Laurana, Benajah whose descendants went to
      eastern Vt. and their line been traced.
      3. John, may be John above, but many of his cousins had come to Lebanon
      also. In Lebanon V. R.,
      ch of John and Mary Bill:
      Simeon Bill b. Nov. 8, 1723
      Jonathan " b. Feb. 6, 1725/6;
      "Jonathan Bill" bapt. June 5,1726, 1st Chh
      Mercy " b. May 25, 1728
      Judah " b. Feb. 6, 1730/31
      John " b. 1733 d. y.
      John " b. 1734
      Joseph " b. June 1, 1738
      Mary " b. Dec. 16, 1741
      Martha " b. Oct. 23, 1743
      4. Jonathan Bill (no other Jonathan than the above is shown on Lebanon R. )
      m. Aug. 1, 1749, Esther Owen. Esther Bill, Adm. Communion, Aug. 19,175 0,
      Lebanon 1st Ch.
      Mary Bill b. May 6, 1750, Lebanon, Ct. (and disappear from V. R.)
      Lucretia " b. abt 1752/4; m. JOHN PEMBER
      Jonathan " b. 1756
      Oliver " b.
      et al.

      Jonathan moved into West Tinmouth, Vt., about 1777. (See Vt. Gaz. Vol . 8,
      page 1143) "He was a deputy-sheriff soon after Rutland Co. was organized,
      and in 1786 was elected Sheriff. He continued in that office 16 yrs., and
      was eminently qualified for the discharge of its duties."
      His son Oliver and family also settled in Tinmouth with him. (He shoul d
      be distinguished from an Oliver in Lebanon) The Tinmouth Land records are
      copied under Bell. There are no stones and records of Jonathan or Esther.
      The son Jonathan, Jr., b. 1756 gave 7 yrs. Rev. service. (See Mass
      Soldiers and Sailors). He enlisted first from Mass., but was mostly wit h a
      Ct. Regiment. His stone in Poland, Chau. Co., N. Y., reads: "Joined Cont' l
      Army at commencement of War and served 7 yrs. Was at Bunker Hill, with
      Arnold at Quebec, and at Trenton, Monmouth, and Valley Forge." From his
      Pension papers, he m. Asenath (---) b. 1760~res. in 1818 Trenton, Oneida
      Co., N. Y: res. in 1820, Perry, Genessee Co., N. Y., with son Joseph Bill ;
      d. Jan. 19, 1843, Chau. Co. (Pension S. 12222)

      Do not confuse our Lucretia with Lucretia, b. Aug. 7,1755, Sheffield,
      Mass., dau, Col. Simeon Bill and wife Martha; or with Lucretia, b. July
      26, 1743, Lebanon (Benajsh-4, John-3, Philip-2, John-1)

      John Owen was a well-known Conn. minister. Many are interested in the
      genealogy of his descendants, so that the lines touching ours may
      eventually be worked out.
      Joshua-3 Owen (Joseph-2, John-1) of Lebanon and Salisbury, m. Nov. 5, 171 8,
      at Lebanon, Margaret Woodworth (See N. E. Reg., Vol. 83) ch:
      Jemima Owen b. July 26, 1719
      Leonard " b. Dec. 13, 1720; Sett. Milton, Vt., 1782, with Heman Alle n
      Elijah " b. Jan. 29, 1721; rem. Poultney, Vt., where he m. (2) Oliv e
      Beaman, and dau, Phoebe m. Enoch Ashley. All rem Milton
      Kesiah " b. June 27, 1723
      Joshua " b. Feb. 7, 1724
      Eliphalet " b. June 26, 1727; res. Sheffield, Mass.
      Esther " b. Sept. 3, 1730: m. Jonathan Bill
      John " said to have sett. Poultney, 1771
      (-) "
      Naomi " b. Sept. 15, 1740
      Samuel " b. May 26, 1742

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      Some others besides the three here mentioned were in touch with Mrs.
      Jonathan Bill near Poultney, and dau, Mrs. John-4 Pember.

      Note, of the Poultney Allen brothers, Heber Allen m. Sarah Owen of
      Salisbury, Ct., and rem. from Poultney to Clarenceville, Canada.

      Samuel and Joseph (may be Josiah or Joshua) Owen were heads of families
      in Middletown, Vt. in 1800 Census.

      Glass. (from Canterbury, Ct. V. R.) (See also Hist. Wells)
      Five of this family settled on neighboring farms in Wells.

      Anthony Glass m. June 19, 1740, Eunice Bennett. The Bennetts were also
      from Canterbury; Aaron and Samuel Bennett sett. about
      1784 in Pawlet, Vt; Cynthia m. (----) Geer of Wells.
      Eunice Glass b. Apr. 28, 1742 d. Oct. 16, 1749, Canterbury
      Lois " b. Jan. 1, 1743 m. Nov. 1, 1759, Peter Stephens, q.v.
      James " b. May 31, 1744
      Silas " b. Aug 30, 1746
      Prudence " b. Mar. 8, 1748 m. Jan. 4, 1769, Ebenezer Butts and
      sett. "Butts Hill" about 1786, Wells,
      Vt. (supposed until surveyed to be in
      Pawlet); bur. E. side of mountain
      above W. Tinmouth, in first yard.
      Ch 7, b. Ct:
      Rufus Butts m. (----) Hazelton of Middletown
      Nathan " m. Betsey Hall, dau. James
      Ezra " sett. Lysander, N. Y., and westward
      James " m. Lydia Hall, dau Matthew
      Sally " m. Philo " son "
      Asenath " m. Daniel Hubbard, Middletown road
      Sybil " m. Joel Francis, from Wallingford, Ct.

      Sarah " b. Aug. 2O, 1751; m. May 2, 1773, Joseph Button; d. 1821;
      both bur. Wells Crs, Cem., also Matthias Button, father
      of Joseph. Jos. was J. P. 40 yrs. in Wells;
      Rec. preserved Montpelier.
      Rufus Button d. 1854; rem. Westfield, N. Y; 15 ch.
      Joseph Jr " d. 1859; rem. Harmony, N.Y.,
      m. Polly Gifford
      Elijah " m. Rhoda Ward; rem. Chau. Co., N. Y.
      Polly " m. (---) Butts
      Phoebe " m. Eliud Smith of Granville, N. Y.
      Eunice " m. Enos Lewis (see Lewis fam.)
      Lury " m. Elijah Herrick (see Herrick fam.)
      Sally " m. John Bentley (see Bentley)
      Charlotte " m. Zachariah Lathrop; both bur. 1 grave, 17 95
      Mary " b. June 15, 1753
      Rufus " b. Apr. 7, 1755; m. Huldah Fuller; both d. 1813 of
      epidemic; bur. Wells Crs; sett' N. E. of John Pember farm.
      8 ch:
      RuIus Glass m. Abigail Webb
      William " m. Jerusha Styles (see Styles)
      Polly " d. Marengo, Ill.
      Arunah " m. Sarah Smith; rem. 1855 to Marengo, Ill,
      Alice " m. Gould Stiles, Jr., q. v.
      Susannah " m. Solomon Brown
      Lucinda " m. Elijah Pray of Wells
      Roxana " m. Oliver Smith of Granville, N. Y.
      Samuel " b. Apr. 1, 1758; m. Abigail Munger; he d. 1813 of epidemic .
      bur. Well. Cra; Sett; N. of his brother, adj. John Pember,
      very near. Mrs. Glass was a kind neighbor and nurse.

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      Anthony Glass d. y. of consumption
      Eli " res. Poultney (?)
      Calvin " m. Lura Cone; rem Henderson Grove, Ill .
      Betsey " m. as his 2d, JOHN PEMBER (Bethiah, Bethun a)
      Eunice " m. (-) Woodworth
      (---) ? "
      Charlotte " m. Eleida Sprague; res. homestead, and
      built "Sprague House." He d. 1860, she 187 -.
      ch (Sprague) Ruby, Oscar, James, Mary Ann,
      Osiro, Eveline.
      Eunice " b. Jan. 10, 1760
      Burrall (see Ct. Gen., BurraIl Gen., Hist. Norwich.)
      1. William Burrall, b. England; d. Ct., 1723; m. Joanna Westover. Their s on
      2. Charles " b. Feb. 21, 1720; Colonel Rev; d. Oct. 7, 1803; m. De c. 25, 1746, Abigail
      Kellogg, b. 1728 and d. 1789
      3. Charles Burrall b. Feb. 18, 1751; d. Jan. 17, 1820; m. Anna Beebe
      4. " " m. 1810, Lucy Beach

      Colonel Burrall's Regiment in 1776 was raised to serve in the Nort h under General Schuyler,
      from 1776 until Jan. 19, 1777. "It reinforced troops besieging Quebec und er Arnold and Wooster,
      and after the retreat from that position in April, 1776, was stationed a t Ticonderoga and vicinity,
      where the men suffered severly from small-pox." Two Companies of this Reg iment (Capts
      Downs and Stevens) were nearly all made prisoners at the Cedars, 40 mi. a bove Montreal, May
      19, 1776.
      Capt. Benjamin Throop, son of Benjamin and Sybil, was from Norwich . Both he and his
      father served Norwich as Town Clerk.
      Capt. Benj. Throop, 7th Co., Conn. Cont., was in North under Genera l Schuyler.
      "Green Mountain Boys"
      These notes may be of aid in tracing the various and mutual cousins hips of our family with
      Timothy Brownson, the Allen brothers, Seth Warner, Remember Baker. In eve ry case the cousin-
      ship is in more than one line, and none of first degree. Further light o n the relationships-in-law
      can be had by a study of ancestry of the respective wives of the men abov e-mentioned, and the
      wives of John-4, Andrew-4, and Eli-4 Pember. (See Owen fam.)
      In the first place, Major Ebenezer Allen, b. 1743, was not of the s ame line as Allen
      brothers, and only a remote cousin to them. He came of the Norwich and Wi ndham line, who are
      intermarried with the same old Norwich families as are the Pembers, Ebene zer settled in what
      later became Middletown, and his family was intimate with most persons me ntioned here. In fact,
      many served under his leadership; these three Pember brothers are said t o have served under him.
      (See Eli-4 Pember.) Major Ebenezer m (2) Lydia (--), dau. Widow Charlott e Allen Barnes;
      rem. from Tynemouth to South Hero, Vt., where he d. 1813. Vt. Gaz. state s that the five
      (?) Ashley brothers of Poultney were brothers-in-law to Ebenezer. One o f them was certainly
      brother-in-law to Andrew-4 Pember. Maj. Allen m. (1) 1762, Miss Richards , before he rem.
      Bennington, Tinmouth, Poultney, Fair Haven, South Hero.
      Allen (Zadoc Thompson's Hist. Ethan Allen is as reliable as any.)
      This family is usually given as follows: (See Davidson)
      1. Samuel Allen of England d. 1648, Windsor, Ct.
      2. Nehimiah " d. 1684, Northampton, Mass.
      3. Samuel " d. 1718, Wapping
      4. Joseph " d. 1755, Cornwall, Ct.

      Joseph Allen res. Litchfield, Ct. 1728 with his mother, Widow Mercy Allen ; rem. CornwaIl, Ct.,
      about 1740; d. Apr. 4, 1755; m. Mar. 11, 1736, Woodbury, Mary Baker.
      Ch: (most of them b. Cornwall)
      Ethan Allen b. Jan. 10, 1737, Litchfield, Ct.
      Heman "
      Lydia "

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      Heber Allen m. 1758 Sarah Owen of Salisbury, Ct; rem Clarenceville, P. Q .
      Levi "
      Ira " b. 1751; d. 1814
      Lucy "
      Zimri "
      An excellent history of the Allen brothers can be gathered from Vt . Gazeteer, under
      Poultney. and the towns northward to which they respectively removed. Fo r Ira Allen, see
      histories of Vermont.

      Col. Ethan Allen, above, m. (1) June 23, 1762, in Judea Parish, Woodbury , Ct., Mary Brownson
      by Rev. Daniel Brinsmade, fee 4 sh; d. 1789, Burlington, Vt; came to Vt . 1766-9, and rem. fam,
      1778 to Arlington or Sunderland, Vt. Impris. by British Sept. 25, 1775; e xch. May, 1778. Befor
      fam. came, he was at Landlord Fay's in Bennington, at Ebenezer Allen's i n Tinmouth, and points
      between. In 1782-3 he was much at Major Allen's home again. Mary d. 1784 , Sunderland, Vt.,
      and is said to be buried in Arlington churchyard with two of her children . (not recorded.)
      ch of Ethan Allen and wife Mary Brownson:
      Joseph E. Allen d. Arlington, Ae 11 yrs.
      Lorrain " d. Ae 18 yrs.
      Lucy " m. (----) Hitchcock
      Mary Ann "
      Parmelia "
      1. Richard Brownson, d. 1687, was an original settler of Farmington, Ct.
      2. Cornelius (?) 3. Samuel (?)
      4. Timothy Brownson, son of Samuel, b (prob.) Sept. 19, 1701, m. 1729 Abi gail Gennor.
      Timothy Brownson b. 1734, Woodbury; m. Dec. 1, 1763, Abigail Brown son
      Mary " m. Ethan Allen
      Eii " b. May 31, 1748; d. 1830, Arlington, Vt; m. Abi J ewell
      et al (said to be lO in all)
      Timothy Brownson is much mentioned in stories of the Green Mountai n Boys. Several
      Brownsons were useful as preachers as well as soldiers; a number lived i n East Poultney,
      and some in Pawlet; some bur. E. Poultney.
      Matthew Lyon was a poor Irish boy (nephew?) brought up in the Brown son home, not
      Mary's brother. His most colorful biography may be found in any detaile d Vt. history.
      John Baker, b. Dec. 24,1681; d. 1750; res. New London and Woodbury, Ct
      John Baker
      Ephraim "
      Mary " m. Joseph Allen, q. v.
      Remember " m. Tamar Warner, q. v.
      Mindwell " m. Peleg Stone; res. Lenox, Mass., Arlington, Vt.

      Remember Baker Jr., son of Remember, above, and wife Tamar, b. 1737, Wood bury, Ct; was
      in Service "to the Northward" 1758; rem. Vt. 1764; bus. installing mil ls; res. 1768,
      Pawlet. on "George Tobey farm", (State line, about 5 mi from John-4 Pe mber farm) and
      built the first grist-mill; Rev. service (see histories); d. Aug., 177 5, near St.
      Johns, shot by an Indian.
      m. Apr. 3, 1760, Desire Hurlbut
      Ozi, who m. (1) Lucy Hurd, (2) Hetty Darling
      et al

      N. B. Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, Remember Baker are each first cousin to e ach of the
      others, as shown.
      1. John Warner, arr. America 1685; sett. Farmington, Ct.
      2. John Warner of Farmington and Waterbury was a voter 1669; d.1707

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      ch. (in part)
      John Warner b. 1670
      Ephraim " b. 1670
      Robert "
      Ebenezer "
      Lydia " b. 1680 m. Samuel Brownson (Was he son of Cornelius , 1648-1752,
      son of Richard? See Brownson fam.)
      Thomas " b. 1683

      3. Ebenezer Warner, above, d. 1755; m. 1704, Martha Galpin
      Ebenezer Warner b. 1706
      Martha " b. 1707
      Benjamin " b. 1709
      Margaret " b. 1712
      Rebecca " b. 1715
      Tamar " b. Feb. 26, 1718; m. Remember Baker, Sr.
      Lydia " b. 1720
      Thomas " b. 1722
      Frances " b. 1726
      Rachael " b. 1729

      4. Benjamin Warner, above, b. May 6,1709; m. Dec. 16, 1736 Silence Hurd w ho d. Nov. 15, 1785;
      res. Bennington, Vt. after 1763.
      Hannah Warner b. Aug. 4, 1737; m. Josiah Hawley (see Bennington Co . Hist.)
      Dr. Benjamin " b. May, 1739
      Daniel " b. Apr. 12, 1741, who was in Bennington Battle
      Seth " b. 1743
      John " b. May 29, 1745
      Dr. Reuben " b. Mar. 4, 1750; res. Bennington
      Elijah " b. 1754
      Asahel "
      David "
      Tamar "
      William, et al, added by some historians.

      5. Col. Seth Warner, above, b. May 6, 1743, Roxbury, Ct; d. Roxbury, Dec . 26, 1784; m. (2)
      about 1767, Hester Hurd; res. Bennington 1765-1784, and built his house i n N. W. of Tp about
      3/4 mi from N. Y. boundary. Before the Rev. was a renowned hunter and bot anist, and
      gathered and prepared pharmaceuticals for the physicians, his brothers.
      Israel Warner
      Abigail "
      Seth, Jr. " who m. (2) Polly Hogle, and left dau. Euretta Warner , who d. 1855
      (Probably others)
      Note cousinship between Warners and Bakers by way of Hurd family.

      N. B. There are not early records enough to show the connection of thes e Warners with Warners
      mentioned under Ezekiel Pember-3, and Anne Pember-3,

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      Birth - Date: 31 Oct 1751 Place: Windham, Connecticut, United States