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Subject: [VTORANGE] WESTON, Mary Elizabeth - Ancestors of (part 1 of 2)
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 04:29:42 +0000 (GMT)
1. Mary Elizabeth WESTON was born on 29 May 1839 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1 She died in Oct 1918.2 Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 81.
Now living in Wasthington, D.C.
She commenced her education at the academy in Randolph. At an early age she was placed at St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, N.J., the school founded by Bishop Doane, continuing her studies, after her graduation at this seminary, in Canada, where, at French Protestant school, she devoted special attention to languages and music.
2. Edmund WESTON was born on 18 Feb 1799 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1,3 He died on 14 Jul 1870 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.4 Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 80.
He was prepared for college at the once famous Orange County Grammer School at Randolph, whee so many men, whose lives are involved in events which make the State's history began their education. He graduated from the University of Vermont in the class of 1821, and immediately began the study of law under under the supervision of Senator Dudly Chase and William Nutting, Esq., being admitted to the bar at the December term of Orange County Court in 1824. although his practice became much extended, associating him with legal practitioners of Vermont and adjacent States, he continued during all his life to make Randolph the center of his efforts, professional and personal. In 1835, he was appointed State's Attorney for Orange county, continuing in this office until 1845, when he was raised to the Probate Bench for his district. His practice during his later years was confined to chancery suits, and as a pleader he was more effective before a judge than a jury, his profou!
nd and clear knowledge of the law being the basis of his power in all cases. Like his father, who assisted in the formation of the laws of the State in its earliest legislation, Judge Weston ws distinctively a man of scholarly tastes, and possessed in a marked degree the mental characteristeics which rendered the family name prominet in judicial and legal records of English history. Judge Weston was not inclined to allow the course of his professioanl practice to be interrupted by the chance of political prefment, although he was epeatedly urged to permit the use of his name before both State and district conventions. He was a member of the Board of Control of the University of Vermont and of other institiutions of learning in the State, and was always actively and generously interested in the extension of teh opportunities for education. Randolph is indebed to him for the land and a part of the funds which gave to the town its academy, and his efforst were among those c!
hiefly instrumental in establishing and sustaining the Episcop!
h in Randolph and other section. He also presented the land which became the site of the Catholic church, and never failed to add his pecuniary aid to any enterprise promising beneficial influence to the growth of the place.
He married three times.
Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 55.
He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1821, studied law with Senator Chase and William Nutting, Esq. and was admitted to the bar of Orange County at the December Term of the County Court, 1824. His whole professonal life was spent in his native town. He was States Attorney for Orange County in 1835, 1837 and 1842, and Judge of Probate for Randolph district for 1845 and 1846. He was thrice married. He died in 1870.
Edmund WESTON and Sarah EDSON were married on 8 Jan 1829 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1,5
3. Sarah EDSON was born on 2 Jun 1806 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.6 She died on 20 Nov 1851 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.4 Edmund WESTON and Sarah EDSON had the following children:
i.Edmund WESTON was born on 6 Feb 1830 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.7 He died on 6 Feb 1830 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1 Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 81.
Now living in Washington, D.C.
He was entered as a cadet in the military University of Norwich, Vermont, in 1845, pursuing his academic studies at Woodstock and Thetford, and completing the same in 1849 at West Randolph. in 1852, he entered upon the study and practice of dentistry in the office of Dr. A. B. Childs, a leading practitioner of Boston. He entered the University of Vermont in 1857, graduating from the medical department in teh class of 1859, when he returned to hs native town, there practicing dentistry until the out-break of the civil war. He promptly responded to Vermont's call for volunteers, and on September 13, 1861, he received form Governor Fairbanks a captain's commission, thereupon organizing and enlisting from various towns of teh State the first Vermont company of sharpshooters, which was soon after mustered into the service of Company F, 1st Regiment of U.S. Sharpshooters, under Col. Brdan. Captain Weston continued with his company during the Peninsular campaign, and when!
his disablities fromrheumatism forced his retirement, he returned to his home and resumed the practice of his profession. His is now living in Washington, D.C., where he has resided since his appointment to a position in the war department in 1882. While in Washington he was for several years associated with Dr. D.W. Bliss on the Board of Health, and has always been prominently connected with masonry. The chapter and commandery degrees of the York Rite were conferred upon him in 1888, and in 1891 he was advanced to the thirty-second degree in the Ancient and Accepted Order of the Scottish Rite, holding his diploma over the signature of Gen. Albert Pike. Capt. Weston, together with his sister, Mrs. Aiken, is also a member of the Theosophical School of Archaic Philosophy and Ethics of Washington.
ii.Dr. Edmund WESTON was born about 1833 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1 He died on 3 Jul 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia.1 Edson Family History and Genealogy, Descendant of Samuel Edson of Salem and Bridgewater, Mass., by Carroll Andrew Edson, Lithographed by Edwards Bros., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1969. p. 1176.
iii.Sarah Olivia WESTON was born on 28 Sep 1837 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1,8 Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 81.
Now living in Washington, D.C.
Educated at home, chiefly under private tution. She continued her studies in Boston, devoting her attention principally to the classics and history, under the direction of sevral noted professors at Cambridge, she being the second of the few female students to whom the privileges of Harvard University were granted. her thorough knowledge of the ancient languages were of great service to Prof. Elliot Coues in his famous work on Ornithology, the "North American Birds," in which a glowing tribute is paid to her attainments.
1iv.Mary Elizabeth WESTON.
4. Abner WESTON was born on 28 Mar 1760 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.9 He died on 20 Sep 1830 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.9 He died on 14 Jul 1870 in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont.1 Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 80.
Removed from Middleborough, Mass., in 1786 to Randolph, Vt. In July, 1780 and again in September, 1781, he enlisted in the revolutionary service, the second time with the rank of corporal, and his company, under Captain Bicknell, served in the regiment of Col. Israel Putnam, afterwards the great Revolutionary general. (Extract from Revolutionary Pension Reconds, certified by Wm. Lochren, Commissioner of Pensions, dated April 9, 1894.)
in 1786, Abner Weston, with his young wife, joined her father on his removal to Randolph, Vermont, where his family has since resided. He read law, under-standingly, and was much engaged in practice, filling the office of magistrate for about thirty years, and also representing the town in the State legislature, for the terms beginning 1795, 1802 and 1821. He was a delegate to the convention which framed Vermont's constitution, and was largely engaged in public affairs until a few years previous to his death, on the 20th of September, 1830. (Vermont's Historical Gazetter, p. 1052.) Abner WESTON and Huldah (Huldia) WASHBURN were married on 7 Aug 1786.10,11
5. Huldah (Huldia) WASHBURN was born on 27 Jun 1766 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.12,13 She died in 1840.12 Abner WESTON and Huldah (Huldia) WASHBURN had the following children:
6. Maj. Gen. Joseph EDSON was born on 3 Mar 1782 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.14 He died on 7 Mar 1832 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont. Edson Family History and Genealogy, Descendant of Samuel Edson of Salem and Bridgewater, Mass., by Carroll Andrew Edson, Lithographed by Edwards Bros., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1969. p. 1172.
He served in the War of 1812 under Capt. Lebbeus Edgerton, Capt. Frank Griswold and Capt. Hudson. He was a Major in the 4th Regiment, Vermont Militia, and was at the invasion of Plattsburg. He waranted 160 acres. He was appointed as Commander of the Vermont Militia, with the rank of Major General. He was a Constable and Sheriff of Orange Co., 1812 - 1821. He was U.S. Marshall for Vermont, 1825 - 29. He was School Trustee of Randolph, 1815 - 1821. he was a Grand Master of teh Vermont Society of Masonry.
Illustrated Historical Souvenier of Randolph, Vermont, Compiled & Published by Nickenson & Cox, Published Randolph, Vermont 1895, p. 81.
Gen. Edson was for some time Sheriff of Orange county and was appointed by President Adams, U.S. Marshal for Vermont, and during the war of 1812 was commissioned Major-General of Vemont troops. Maj. Gen. Joseph EDSON and Sarah THROOP were married on 29 Sep 1802 in Bethel, Windsor, Vermont.6
7. Sarah THROOP was born on 28 Jun 1783 in Bethel, Windsor, Vermont.6 She died on 20 Jun 1863 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.6 Maj. Gen. Joseph EDSON and Sarah THROOP had the following children:
i.Elizabeth EDSON was born on 23 Apr 1804 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.6
iii.Nathaniel Throop EDSON was born on 11 Oct 1808 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.6 He died on 2 Apr 1853 in New York City, , New York.6 Edson Family History and Genealogy, Descendant of Samuel Edson of Salem and Bridgewater, Mass., by Carroll Andrew Edson, Lithographed by Edwards Bros., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1969. p. 1172.
He died unmarried. He was General Agent for the Long Island Company.
iv.Royal EDSON was born on 5 Jan 1811 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.6
v.Olivia Chase EDSON was born on 15 Jan 1824 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont.