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Fletcher and Cambridge, Vermont family and town records, 1780s-1890s.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  MS 136:1-7  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Fletcher and Cambridge, Vermont family and town records, 1780s-1890s.
Physical Description : .33 linear feet (7 folders).
Summary :

This collection contains a variety of Fletcher and Cambridge, Vermont, records and papers. The unifying element seems to be a connection to the Scott and Robie families of those towns.

Material relating to the town of Fletcher includes excerpts made of some town records of 1789-1801 by Samuel Scott, town clerk, lister, and selectman. As well, there is a list of the proprietors of Fletcher, a list of lots in Fletcher owned by a Richard Lawrence of New York in 1813, an 1830 promise to pay for the building of the meeting house, a 1799 authorization for a two pence tax collection for the building of bridges, an 1823 receipt for arms from the selectmen of Fletcher, and papers of Seth Scott relating to his position as Surveyor of Highways in 1812, 1830, and 1841.

Also included in the Fletcher material are items relating to Ira Scott (1805-1832), Seth Scott's uncle. The items include an 1805 deed for land from Ira Scott and a notice of a fine to be imposed on Ira Scott by Captain Seth Scott in 1819 for missing a militia company review. As well there are several items relating to the settlement of Ira Scott's estate, including two 1833 letters to Seth Scott as administer of the estate regarding non-payment for sheep and a number of bills connected with the settling of the Ira Scott estate.

Material relating to the town of Cambridge includes a list of those who went to the Civil War by William M. Scott, a letter from Captain Stoughton of West Randolph in 1861 to William M. Scott asking him to bring along his men as soon as possible, an 1869 patent right granted of William Scott for an invalid bed. Robie family material includes many deeds belonging to Eben Robie from the 1830s to1850s, an 1851 letter from Reuben Robie who was a Congressman from New York describing Levi Robie's position as collections clerk for gold dust in San Francisco, California, several letters from Martin D. and Edward Robie back to their family during the Civil War, a Masonic resolution on the death of Martin Robie in service during the Civil War, and a script written for a G.A.R. entertainment, ca. 1890.

Biographical or historical data :

Seth Scott, the son of Lemuel and Zurviah (Branch) Scott, was born February 20, 1792 in Fletcher, Vermont. He married Charlotte Rice on October 16, 1826. They had three children: George Mason (b. 1826), William Morgan (b. 1835), and Wait (b. 1836). Seth Scott died August 4, 1868. Seth's son, William Morgan Scott, was born July 22, 1835 in Fletcher, Vermont. He enlisted on October 5, 1861 in Berdan's Second U. S. Sharpshooters, Company E, and served until June 19, 1865. He died April 13, 1905 in Cambridge, Vermont.

Eben Robie (sometimes spelled Roby), the son of Jonathan and Olive (Towle) Robie, was born March 8, 1805 in Corinth, Vermont. He married Amanda Reynolds on September 19, 1830. They had two children, Martin D. (1831-1862) and Edward W. (1838-1894). Both sons served in the Civil War: Martin D. enlisted on December 2, 1861 as a Sergeant in Company E, 7th Vermont Infantry Regiment, was discharged for disability on November 27, 1862 and died on December 2, 1862; Edward W. enlisted on July 13, 1861 in Company H, 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment and was mustered out July 27, 1864. Eben Robie died on March 21, 1863.

Eben Robie's brother, Walter, was born January 30, 1796, also in Corinth, Vermont. He married Sophia Goodenough on April 12, 1820. They had at least 5 children: Harriet Loomis (b. 1822); William Chester (b. 1823); Levi (b. 1825); Jonathan Walter (b. 1827); and Sophia Cynthia (1833-1897), all born in Fairfield, Vermont. Sophia C. lived with the Eben Robie family. She married William Morgan Scott on May 24, 1866 and died November 8, 1897 in Cambridge, Vermont.

Personal Subject : Scott, Seth, 1792-1868.
Scott, Ira, 1782-1832 Estate.
Robie, Eben, 1805-1863.
Robey family.
Scott family.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1861-1865. Company H.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 7th 1862-1866. Company E.
Subject Term : Decedents' estates Vermont Fletcher.
Gold industry California.
Geographic Term : Fletcher (Vt.)
Cambridge (Vt.)
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Deeds.
Municipal government records.
Letters correspondence.
Added Author : Scott, Seth, 1792-1868.
Robie, Martin D., 1831-1862.
Robie, Edward W., 1838-1894.
Robie, Reuben, 1799-1872.
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