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Nathan Stone papers, 1755-1918.
Stone, Nathan, d. 1795.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 43  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Stone, Nathan, d. 1795.
Title : Nathan Stone papers, 1755-1918.
Physical Description : 10.5 linear ft.
General Note : Continued in Doc 44, 65-69, 388, 389, MS Size B, C, D, and XMSC 46, 1-18.
Summary :

The Nathan Stone Papers are a collection of papers of early settlers and businessmen of Windsor, Vermont. It includes papers of Nathan Stone, ca. 1750-1795, who, with his father and brothers, helped secure from the Province of New-York a grant for the land that became Windsor; and papers of Dr. Isaac Green, 1786-1843; his son George B. Green; 1826-1868; and his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Anna and George Wardner, ca. 1848-1918. There are also some records of the Bank of Windsor. The final series is a miscellaneous group of papers comprised of papers of David Hall, 1755-1796; medical account books of Dr. Nahum Trask, 1798-1829; correspondence of Henry A. Hazen, George B. Green's son-in-law, 1856-1862; papers of Asa Aikins, 1819-1829; unidentified legal and financial papers, 1799-1825; and printed pamphlets and ephemera.

Nathan Stone was a land agent with interests in Windsor, Reading, and Rutland, Vermont. There are deeds of land purchased and sold by Stone, 1761-1796, survey maps and descriptions he had commissioned, 1761-1772, and other legal and financial papers related to his business, ca. 1750-1795. Some of the papers were collected by the executor of his estate, Dr. Isaac Green.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of the papers of the Green family. There are account books, 1788-1801, kept by Dr. Isaac Green who not only was a doctor but also ran a general store, helped organize and operate the Bank of Windsor, and was involved in land speculation. Green died in 1842 and his 1838 will and estate papers, 1838-1862, are included. Dr. George B. Green, Isaac Green's son, ran a store and was also involved with the Windsor Bank. George Green's papers consist of correspondence with his children, especially Isaac, 1846-1863, and with Mrs. H. A. B. Deane whom he married in 1854 after his first wife's death. There are also some financial records including accounts, 1834-1866, promissory notes, 1834-1847, and receipts, 1823-1847. George Green died in 1866 and papers concerning the settlement of his estate are dated 1866-1868. Anna Green was a daughter of George Green, and her papers include correspondence, ca. 1856-1918, much of it addressed to her as Mrs. George Wardner after her marriage in 1879. There are also a few accounts, 1866-1872, and some legal papers, 1870-1879, as well as essays and poetry. Her husband's papers include correspondence, ca. 1854, and financial papers, 1848-1882; and legal papers concerning the trusteeship of Sarah Plumb, 1878-1881. There are also some papers of George's father, Allen Wardner, 1816-ca. 1877, and a page of family history listing the twelve children of Allen and Minerva Bingham Wardner.

The Bank of Windsor records, 1818-1860, include correspondence; stockholders records such as by-laws, dividend checks, stock certificates and lists of stockholders; checks, promissory notes, deposits and receipts; and papers concerning the payment of pensions for the U.S. Government including pension receipts, and letters notifying the bank of additions and deletions to the local pensions rolls. There are also letters and notes concerning the failure of the bank in 1838 and the subsequent settling of business

Biographical or historical data :

Nathan Stone was the oldest son of Zedekiah Stone and had at least three brothers, Samuel, David, and Joel. He married Mary Spafford in 1764 and they had nine children: Relief (b. 1765), Polly (b. 1767), Zedekiah (b. 1769), Sarah (b.1771), Dorothea (b. 1773), Susanna (b. 1776), Hannah (b. 1778), Elizabeth (b. 1781), and Nathan (b. 1784). He was a land agent who helped settle Windsor, Vermont and was involved in the dispute between New York and New Hampshire over political boundaries and authority.

Isaac Green was born March 11, 1759, in Leicester, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Green. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and fought against Shays' Rebellion in 1787. Green moved to Windsor, Vermont, in 1788 and lived there until his death. He married Ann Barrett (1774-1847) in Boston in 1792, and had seven children: Samuel Barrett (1792-1793), Elizabeth Salisbury (1794-1812), Charlotte Eloise (1796-1887), George Barrett (1798-1866), Harriet Sophia (1801-1802), Charles Gustavus (1803-ca. 1864), and Caroline Frances (b. 1811). Isaac Green practiced medicine and operated a store in Windsor, with Jacob Choate. He helped create the Bank of Windsor in 1818 and remained one of its directors until its failure in 1838.

George B. Green was born in Windsor, Vermont, April 14, 1798, the son of Isaac and Ann Barrett Green. He married Mary Hatch Jones in 1829, and they had five children: Ann Elizabeth (b. 1830), married George Wardner; Isaac (1832-1863), married Frances Hatch; Charlotte Eloise (1834-1881), married Henry A. Hazen; Ellen Shepherd (b. 1836), married Samuel Foster; and Mary Harriet (1838-1869), married Gilman Tucker. Mary Hatch Green died in 1840, and George Green subsequently married Mrs. Hannah Adams Deane in 1854. Although he studied medicine and was always referred to as Dr. Green, he never practiced medicine. He operated a dry goods store with Joseph D. Hatch, and with his father manufactured and sold "Oxygenated Bitters." He was also involved in the affairs of the Windsor Bank.

Anna Green Wardner, the oldest daughter of George B. and Mary Hatch Jones Green, was born in Windsor, Vermont, in 1830. In 1879 she married George Wardner who was born in Windsor, Vermont, in 1815, the son of Allen and Minerva Bingham Wardner. He was a lawyer who had practiced in New York City, and then operated a mercantile business in Windsor from 1846 to 1851. He lived in Boston for a few years in the 1860s and finally returned to Windsor, where he died in 1885.

Personal Subject : Plumb, Sarah, fl. 1878-1881.
Green, Isaac, 1759-1842 Estate.
Green, George B., 1798-1866 Estate.
Temple, Robert, d. 1831 Estate.
Stone, Nathan, d. 1795 Estate.
Cummings, Herman, fl. 1829-1846.
Corporate Subject : Manning, Stanwood and Co.
Bank of Rutland Vt.
Bank of Burlington Vt.
North Bank in the State of Massachusetts.
New England Bank Boston, Mass.
Bank of Woodstock Vt.
Winnowing Machine Co.
Subject Term : Land grants New York.
Land grants New Hampshire.
General stores Vermont Windsor Accounting.
Military pensions Vermont.
Bank failures Vermont Windsor.
Banks and banking Vermont Windsor.
Medical records.
Decedents' estates.
Medicine Practice Accounting.
Geographic Term : Reading (Vt. : Town) History.
Rutland (Vt.) History.
Windsor (Vt.) History.
Genre/Form : Deeds.
Account books.
Notes financial.
Added Author : Green, Isaac, 1759-1842.
Green, George B., 1798-1866.
Wardner, Anna, b. 1830.
Wardner, George, 1815-1885.
Wardner, Allen, fl. 1816-1877.
Green, Isaac, 1832-1863.
Deane, H.A.B. Mrs.
Hall, David, fl. 1755-1796.
Trask, Nahum, fl. 1798-1829.
Hazen, Henry A., 1856-1862.
Aikins, Asa, 1819-1829.
Perkins, Abraham, fl. 1818-1831.
Added Author : Bank of Windsor.
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