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History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont

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History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont

including the villages of Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport and Bartonsville, 1753-1907, with family genealogies

  • by Lyman Simpson Hayes, 1850-
  • published by The Town, Bellows Falls, Vermont, 1907

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Table of Contents

Part I
I. General Description — Rivers — Earliest Conditions
II. First Charter from Massachusetts Bay Province — No Settlement Made Under it
III. Charter Granted by Gov. Benning Wentworth Of New Hampshire — All Land Titles Derived from that Authority
IV. First Settlements in Town — Fear of Indians Caused their Abandonment
V. Indian Occupancy — Local Events in the Last French and Indian War
VI. Records of Proprietors' Meetings
VII. Organization of Town Government — Permanent Settlement — First Town Meetings
VIII. Homes of Early Settlers — How the First Inhabitants Lived — Primitive Methods and Gradual Changes
IX. Extinct Town Offices — Early Laws and Punishments for Crime — Wild Animals
X. The First Mill — Dark Days of 1780 and 1881 — Late Spring in 1780 — Potash and Pearlash Manufacture — The First Burying Ground - Later Cemeteries
XL. The First Church in Rockingham
XII. First Town Meeting Houses — First Minister's Dwelling
XIII. Churches of the Eighteenth Century — All Extinct except "Immanuel" of Bellows Falls
XIV. Churches Organized during the 19TH Century
XV. Rockingham's Part in the Revolution, and in the Organization of Vermont
XVI. Schools
XVII. Roads, Post-roads, Turnpikes, Highways
XVIII. First Toll Bridge Across the Connecticut, and Later Bridges
XIX. The Bellows Falls Canal
XX. Navigation of the Connecticut
XXI. Post Offices of the Town — List of Postmasters In the Different Villages
XXII. The Era of the Stage Coach
XXIII. Railroads — Telegraph and Telephone
XXV. The Village of Bellows Falls
XXVI. Villages of Saxtons River — Rockingham — Cambridgeport — Bartonsville and La Grange
XXVII. Hotels
XXVIII. Disastrous Fires — Freshets — Blizzard of 1888 — Contagious Diseases — Peculiar Seasons .
XXIX. Early Paper-making — Pulp Manufacture — Other Prominent Industries
XXX. Newspapers — Printing — Book-making
XXXI. Banking — Connecticut River Mutual Fire Insurance Company
XXXII. Militia
XXXIII. The War of 1812
XXXIV. Daniel Webster at Bellows Falls — Mount Kilburn Christened
XXXV. Public Benefactions
XXXVI. Libraries
XXXVII. Free Masonry
XXXVIII. Independent Order of Odd Fellows
XXXIX. The Period of the Civil War
XL. Attorneys and Physicians of the Town
XLI. Town Officers, 1761-1906.
XLII. Population as Shown by the U. S. Bureau of the Census
XLIII. Chronological Events in Rockingham
XLIV. Miscellaneous
XLV. The Business Men of October, 1906
Bellows Falls Board of Trade
Bellows Falls Woman's Club
Local Option in Rockingham
General Index
Index of Persons


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