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James Udall papers, 1798-1860.
Udall, James, 1779-1867.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 398  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Udall, James, 1779-1867.
Title : James Udall papers, 1798-1860.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

The collection consists of over 180 slips of paper of various sizes, spanning the years 1798 to 1860, encompassing James Udall's long life as a farmer in Hartford, Vermont. They illustrate the diversity of transactions of a 19th century life - promissory notes both payable and receivable, sales slips, legal settlements, bill collection lists, agreements for exchange of services, deeds, account settlements, and other family papers.

Biographical or historical data :

James Udall was born on Sept. 10, 1779, in Hartford (or possibly South Woodstock), Windsor County, Vermont, the son of Samuel Udall (1739-1805) of Stonington, New London, Connecticut, and Lydia Chapman. On Sept. 23, 1809, James married Sophiah Downer Champlin (born Sept. 7, 1791), daughter of William Champlin and Content Leeds Brown of Connecticut. During his lifetime in Hartford, James Udall held such public offices as selectman, town representative to the general assembly and probate court judge (1839-1840), and was said to be a founding member of the local Masonic Lodge.

When James' father, Samuel Udall, died in 1805, he left the 500-acre Quechee farm to his son James, with widow's rights retained for his wife Sophiah. In 1862, the property passed to Henry Douglass Udall, James' youngest son. The dwelling-house survives today, in nearly original condition, as a Vermont State Historic site. The property is known alternatively as the Burtch-Udall Homestead and the Theron Boyd Homestead.

Personal Subject : Udall family.
Corporate Subject : Theron Boyd Homestead Hartford, Vt.
Subject Term : Farm life Vermont Hartford.
Geographic Term : Hartford (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Accounts.
Deeds.
Receipts.
Promissory notes.
Legal documents.
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