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Landon family papers, 1812-1863;

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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 791  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Title : Landon family papers, 1812-1863; bulk: 1848-1863.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The collection consists of ten letters, most written to and by members of the Landon family, as well as other material, including a deed for land purchased in Hinesburg, Vermont by Walter F. Landon, a receipt for sale of wool, and a recipe for "curing humors in the blood." In a letter dated August 6, 1812, and addressed to her son, Walter, Mary (Hanchett) Landon Sheldon describes the death of her second husband, Mr. Sheldon ( probably Elijah Sheldon, died July 2, 1812 in Suffield, Connecticut). Four letters, dating from March, 1848 to March, 1849, contain correspondence between Joseph M. Landon and his wife, Cordelia, while Joseph is working in Deposit, New York cutting timber for the railroad. Joseph's letters contain information about the lumbering operation in Deposit and describe the land and society. Cordelia writes of issues relating to running the family farm in Hinesburg without Joseph, and her views on marriage. Another letter, dating February 13, 1852, from Fenton, Michigan, is addressed to "Uncle", presumbably Joseph Landon, and signed "Wesley", possible Wesley Buckbee. It contains information on the prices of crops and the building of the railroad in the area.

The collection also contains two Civil War era letters written by Joseph M. Landon to his son, Emulous. From the content of the letters, Landon appears to be acting as a sutler with the Second Vermont Brigade, as he writes about restocking his goods. In a letter dated January 29, 1863, from Fairfax Station, Virginia, he writes about Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's raid the Second Vermont Brigade helped defeat, although Landon was a mile away when it happened. In the other letter written on March 30, 1863, he mentions the illness of several Vermonter's in the Second Brigade known to his family.

Biographical or historical data :

Walter F. Landon, son of John and Mary (Hanchett) Landon, was born on March 1, 1783 in Connecticut. Sometime after 1800, he moved to Vermont. In Starksboro, Vermont he married Margarette Alger of Stanford, New Jersey on April 26, 1807. Walter died on June 22, 1858. His son, Joseph M. Landon, was born on July 7, 1818. He married Cordelia C. Post of Hinesburg, Vermont on October 18, 1843. They had ten children before Cordelia's death on September, 21, 1862. Joseph M. Landon died December 25, 1901. Their second son, Emulous C. Landon, was born February 18, 1847. He died of disease on June 15, 1864 while serving in Company E, 11th Vermont Infantry Regiment.

Personal Subject : Landon, Walter F., 1783-1858.
Landon, Joseph M., 1818-1901.
Landon family.
Sheldon family.
Subject Term : Death.
Marriage.
Traditional medicine Vermont.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Hinesburg (Chittenden County, Vt.) Archival resources.
Deposit (N.Y.) Archival resources.
Fenton (Mich.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Letters Correspondence.