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Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA
"Middlebury, the shire town of Addison County, was chartered in 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. Today, the village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many shops, businesses and architecturally distinguished churches and public buildings. It is the largest community in the county with a population of approximately 8,200."
Events/Places of Interest
Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. GREAT FIRE! genealogybank.com
"At 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of this Village were called to witness the most destructive fire with which we were ever visited. -- It commenced in the kitchen of Mr. Campbell's Hotel, lately occupied, and still owned by Mr. Heart, and spread, with astonishing rapidity to the body of the house, on the one hand, and the outhouses and barns on the other, until the whole presented one entire sheet of flame. The wind blowing fresh from the southeast, very soon communicated the flames to the adjoining dwelling house of Samuel Mattocks, Esq. from which they extended to the large building containing the store of Messrs. Hagar & Ripley, the office of B. Parks, Esq. the printing office of Timothy C. Strong, the goldsmith's shop of Edward Eells, together with a tailor's and a shoemaker's shop, and a spacious lodge room; extending back, at the same time to two barns belonging to Mr. Mattocks, and one of Mrs. Miller."
"It is a fact, disgraceful to our village, that after repeated visitations of this awful calamity, we remain without an organized fire company, without fire-hooks, without ladders, without buckets, a very few excepted, and without an ENGINE!"
"The whole loss of property in this conflagration cannot be estimated at less than ten thousand dollars. Of this $2000 was insured to Benj. Heart, on the Hotel by the Hartford Insurance Company."
Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. Great Fire !
Date: May 10, 1816
Location: New York
Paper: Albany Advertiser
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.
"On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house considerably injured. The flash struck a young lady, who was in the upper part of the house, and ran down to her feet; and in its course, melted a string of gold beads which she had around her neck, burst her stockings and shoe, and set the lining of her shoe on fire. She was taken up perfectly senseless, in which situation she remained about ten hours, before she recovered. A Mrs. Cook, who was on a visit at the house, and who was standing near the door, with an infant in her arms, and another small child by her side, who was also knocked down, but was not materially injured - the children escaped unhurt."
Date: August 14, 1819
Paper: Berks and Schuylkill Journal
Fire at Middlebury, Vt.
MIDDLEBURY, Saturday, Feb. 21. - This morning, a fire broke out in the building occupied by James M. Slade & Co., dry goods dealers, and in the upper stories by Barber & Bushnell and Lindsay & Beckwith, lawyers, and also by the Register of Deeds and Probate. The stock of Messrs. Slade, and the books and papers of the other tenants, were all destroyed. Loss not known. Building insured for $3,500.
The New York Times, New York, NY
23 Feb 1852
"Five thousand dollars insurance was paid last week by a Hartford Company on a single sheep, which died in Middlebury, Vermont."
Date: November 05, 1868
Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Rutland, Vt., Sept. 11. - A fire in the Middlebury Paper Company's mill at Middlebury, Vt., destroyed last night the paper mill buildings, of the Middlebury Manufacturing Co., and 29 business houses, two halls, six dwelling houses with the highway bridge.
Total loss estimated at $100,000, insurance $82,000.
Sedalia Daily Democrat
KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS. Man in Vermont Has His Head Blown Off - Several Maimed.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt., July 4. - Perley Smith, son of Daniel Smith of Ripton, had his head blown off by a bursting cannon last night. He stood seventy feet away with a crowd. The others escaped injury. Smith was sixteen years old.
The New York Times, New York, NY
5 Jul 1894
Ancestors Who Were Born in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA
Charles Eldridge Douglass
(17 Sep 1905,Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA-16 Sep 1939,Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA)
(15 May 1855,Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA-03 Apr 1917,Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA)
(13 Oct 1852,Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA-20 Apr 1931,Blind River, Algoma, Ontario, Canada)
Ancestors Who Died in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA
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