ROBERT RAND [parents unknown] born about 1750 [prob. in Mass.] and died 1828; buried W. Rutland VT. According to Susan S. Boitz, Robert Rand was supposed to have had six brothers.
He married EMMA AVERILL/AVERY ("Emmie" & "Amy"). Emma5, the daughter of John4 (John3, William2, William1) and Mary (Phippen) Averill, was born in 1758 (AFG). [One Amy Averill was born in 1757 at Topsfield MA and was baptized in Christ Church, Topsfield on 21 May 1757].
Rand is said to have been a tailor. The Rands may have lived in Charlestown NH before moving to Westminster VT. From Westminster, they removed to Northfield VT. Revolutionary War Service: Sgt VT, Capt. Seelye's Co, 1781. DAR #544449, Verna Rebers Rand. Robert Rand was listed in the 1791 Census of Westminster, Windham Co., VT (2-2-6-0-0).
Children of Robert and Emma (Averill) Rand:
Some of the children of Robert Jr. and Mehitable (Reed) Rand:
LUCY RAND born 27 May 1816 and died 12 Nov 1906. She married _____ BARNES on 24 Apr 1849.
JAMES BUCHANNAN RAND born 2 Oct 1822 Brooke, West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH LATIMER on 9 Aug 1847 Jackson, West Virginia.
ROSANA A. RAND born ca1831 Morristown. She married SPAULDING DLUEMA? on 3 Jul 1867 Stowe.
BENJAMIN A. RAND born ca1843 and died 1 Jun 1867; buried Methodist Cem, Barnard VT.
J. RAND married MARY LATIMORE on 22 Apr 1848 in West Virginia.
AFG --- Bertha Miller Collins, "Averill Family Genealogy" [unpublished document deposited with the Westminster Historical Society; copy in the possession of Rachel V. Duffalo].
Boitz, Susan Stapleton, "Robert Rand of Westminster VT," Branches and Twigs, 17:2, p. 68.
DAR Patriot Index (Washington DC: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1966).
Fisher Carleton E. Fisher and Sue G. Fisher, Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont (Camden ME: Picton Press, 1992).
Rand, Florence Osgood, Genealogy of the Rand Family in the U.S. (1898) (not seen, cited by Susan S. Boitz).
Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, Vital Records.
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