Dummerston
Organized 1760
Vermont
Local History and Genealogy

 

History/Histories

In 1753, the town was called Fullam or Fullum. The township was granted to Captain John Kathan and 18 associates who purchased it from New Hampshire proprietors. It was known for a time as "Kathan's Patent."

o        "History of Dummerston" by David L. Mansfield from Vermont Historical Gazetteer compiled by A.M. Hemenway, Vol. 5.

o        An "Equivalent Lands" Town, 1753-1986, edited by Alice Crosby Loomis and Frances Walker Manix (Dummerston Historical Society, 1990).

o        The Dummerston Hill Story" by Agnes M. Chamberlain (Brattleboro: The Shaw Press, 1956). Contains mostly information on the Chamberlain family.

o        Asa Knight Store - Old Sturbridge Village

Vital Records

o        Dummerston Town Clerk, Pamela G Mcfadden
1523 Middle Rd.
East
Dummerston, VT 05346

802-257-1496
email:
dummerston@tax.state.vt.us

o        MANN in Dummerston Town Records, Early 1800s posted by Lorna Dunklee

Cemeteries

Wilson Cemetery

 

Holton Cemetery

 

Burnett Cemetery

 

Ellor Cemetery

 

Taft Cemetery

Available from Marge Howe

Dummerston Center Cemetery

Partial listings available in the
Local History Room
Brooks Memorial Library

Baptist Cemetery

Wilder Cemetery

 

Census Records

o        Windham County Census Sources

Military

o        Dummerston in the Civil War

Genealogy

o        Sargent and Allied Families -- Descendants of Digory Sargent
Email: Marge Howe

o        Digory Sargent

o        Kathan Family -- Email: Marge Howe

o        The Knight Family Papers

o        Miller Family

Biography

o        Roel, Rev. E. M. of Dummerston, Windham Co, Vt ~ Contributed by David C. Young

Rudyard Kipling

Naulakha
Home of R. Kipling

 

Resources

Historical Societies & Libraries

         Dummerston Historical Society

         Taft Library, Dummerston, VT

         Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

Books with Local Color

         Wings of the Morning by Frederic F. Van DeWater (1955).

Historical fiction which uses such Dummerston families as Kathan, Spaulding, Houghton, Aldrich, Harvey, Reynolds and French to relate their story of the controversy of Vermont becoming a state and the Westminster Massacre. The author was a resident of Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, and, on the book jacket is quoted, I've used my own town, Dummerston, as the principal site of the action, and most of the people in the story actually lived and did, or quite easily could have done, what I make them do.

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