Organized 1753
Local History and Genealogy

 Rockingham, including Bellows Falls, Bartonsville, Cambridgeport & Saxtons River


o        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 (Bellows Falls VT: The Town (Lynn MA: Frank S. Whitten), 1907).

o        The History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont, Including the Villages of Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport and Bartonsville, 1907-1957, with Family Genealogies by Lovell (1958).

Vital Records

o        Vital Records of Rockingham, Vermont by Thomas Bellows Peck (Boston: George E. Littlefield, 1908; reprinted Gen. Society of VT, 1994).

o        Vital Records of the First Church of Rockingham, Vermont, from Its Organization, Oct 27, 1773, to Septembeer 25, 1839 by Thomas B. Peck (1902).

o        Rockingham Town Clerk
Doreen B. Aldrich
Box 339
Bellows Falls VT 05101




From Janet Potts
Find A Grave


First Cemetery

Rockingham Meeting House

Immanuel Church

Saxtons River

Saxtons River Cemetery

Photos Saxton River Cemetery
 By Bob Coto

Oak Hill

Partial Listing

Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel


Oliver Lovell

Williams River-Wright


Wright, Bartonsville

  Cemetery Records at Find A Grave.Com


o        Vermont in the Civil War

Census Records

o        Saxton's River - 1920 Census

o        Windham County Census Sources


o        The Lovell Family ~~ Large File

o        The Burt Family

o        David Allen ~~ NEW

Historical Societies & Libraries

o        Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster Street
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

Local Websites

o        Virtual Vermont - Rockingham

o        Bellows Falls Historic District Walking Tour

o        Town of Rockingham / Village of Bellows Falls


Bellows Falls High School



       Hetty Green A hundred years ago she was often called "the pride and pain" of Bellows Falls. In New York City she was known as the "Witch of Wall Street" and the world's richest woman. Her simple Quaker dress, frugal lifestyle and great wealth inevitably made her a unique and conspicuous person wherever she lived. ... See also, Photographs and Gravestone


Rev. Alonzo Webster -- Rev. Alonzo Webster was born in Weston VT 27 Jan 1818 and lived for a short time in Saxtons River.  He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.   He married first to Martha Jane [Weed?] on 26 May 1840.  She died 6 Nov 1842, age 21 and is buried in the Saxtons River Cemetery.  He then married Laura Peasley on 16 Jun 1844 and they had several children.  He served in several Methodist Episcopal churches in VT.  He lived in Northfield VT in 1846 and appears in census record for Danville VT in 1850. He was the first pastor of the M.E. church which was built in St. Johnsbury in 1856 and was on the 1860 census of Hartford VT.  He served as a chaplain in the Civil War and afterwards moved to South Carolina to do missionary work among the free slaves.  Laura and Alonzo are found on the 1880 census of Orangeburg, SC.  He is credited as one of the founders of Claflin University in Orangeburg.  "Zion," the Methodist newspaper of that time, published letters from Rev. Webster regarding his work in South Carolina.  One of his sons, Dan Webster, served as a physician in the Civil War and in later years was postmaster of Brattleboro VT.   (Thanks to research of Constance Lancaster).


o        Westminster Street, Saxtons River

o        Rockingham Meeting House
Hetty Green
Bellows Falls - Looking up the Connecticut River
Bellows Falls High School
Saxtons River Church

Covered bridge - Contributed by Henry Hitchcock
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