Organized 1766
Local History and Genealogy

 Newfane includes Williamsville


o        "History of Newfane" by Henry Burnham, from Vermont Historical Gazetteer compiled by A.M. Hemenway, Vol. 5.

o        Newfane History

o        Historic Newfane Village: The Houses and the People by Robert L. Crowell (Moore Free Library, 1989).

o        "Perversion of Legal Maxims" -- Strange marriage custom of Windham County.


History of the Town of Newfane, Vermont 1774-1874. Centennial Proceedings and Other Historical Facts and Incidents Relating to Newfane, the County Seat of Windham County, Vermont   History of the Town of Newfane, Vermont with Genealogies: Newfane's First Century, by D. Leonard (Brattleboro VT: Steam Job Printer, 1877).

Vital Records

o        NEWFANE Town Clerk
P.O. Box 36
Newfane, VT 05345


Vital records and deeds including the earliest ones


o        Newfane in the Civil War




Windham County Census Sources

1850 - 1880 Index of Persons listed as Black or Mulatto in Windham County New


Biographical Sketches

History of the Town of Newfane, Vermont with Genealogies: Newfane's First Century, by D. Leonard (Brattleboro VT: Steam Job Printer, 1877).

Hon. Ebenezer Allen, p. 39

Hon. Austin Birchard, pp. 84-85

Rev. Aaron Crosby, p. 39

Ward Eager, pp. 40-41

Gen. Martin Field, pp. 42-44

Esther S. Field, pp. 44-46
wife of Martin Field

Roswell Martin Field, pp. 46-51

Charles K. Field, p. 88

Daniel Fisher, pp. 54-55

Lewis Grout, p. 86

Col. Ephraim Holland, pp. 58-59

Rev. Ephraim Holland Newton, pp. 66-73

The Hon. Col. Paul Holland Knowlton, pp. 81-83

Dea. Moses Kenney, pp. 56-58

Gen. Pardon T. Kimball, p. 55

Luke Knowlton, pp 34-36


Hon. Luke Knowlton, Jr., pp. 80-81

Marshall Newton, Sr., pp. 60-66

Hon. Marshall Newton, pp. 73-74

Rev. Hezekiah Taylor, pp. 37-38

Jonathan Robinson, Sr., pp. 74-75

Aaron C. Robinson, p. 76

Jonathan Robinson, Jr., p. 77

Hezekiah Robinson, pp. 77-79

Hollis T. Robinson, p. 79

Rev. Otis Warren, pp. 90-93

John Wheeler, pp. 88-90

John Elhanan Wheeler, pp. 93-95

William L. Williams, p. 87

William H. Williams, pp. 52-53




o        Capt. William Williams Genealogy and Collateral Families.
from Marjorie V. Howe.

o        Michael Roman's Ahnentafel on some Windham County Families, including surnames of
Bruce, Morel, Ball, Charter, Whitney, Phillips, Stearns and Joslin

This Ahnentafel represents the ancestors of Hattie E. J. Bruce of Newfane and Brattleboro, VT. Her ancestors were, for the most part, early New England settlers, their roots extending back to England.

  •   FAMILY GENEALOGIES from History of the Town of Newfane, Vermont with Genealogies: Newfane's First Century, by D. Leonard (Brattleboro VT: Steam Job Printer, 1877).    Families of Field, Knowlton, Morse, Park, Stedman, Daniel Taylor &  Hezekiah Taylor

  • MORSE FAMILY GENEALOGY compiled by Marjorie Howe


o        Windham County Court House
Main Street/ Route 30
Newfane, VT 05345
Holds collection of early court records

Historical Societies

o        Historical Society of Windham County
Main Street, PO Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345



o        Moore Free Library
Newfane, VT 05345
Some history and genealogical books
Town Reports

Local Websites



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