Everest Family Genealogy Forum
Wow! Thank you so much for your info on Sally (Everest) Case and her brood. That she had a son Jonah H. Case seems to dovetail nicely with Miss Holman's placing of her husband Loudon Case as "perhaps son of Jonah and Ruth (Phelps) Case." I am so delighted to have this material for my files -- thanks to the miracle of female lines, there are so many more Everest descendants than one would expect.
I rather liked this passage (pp. 100-101) from Miss Holman's genealogy, taken from the section on Sally's father Zadock Everest [Sr.]:
"A letter written by Charles Everest Murray in 1891 from Clarendon Springs, Vt., states in part:
'My Mother [Sarah C. (Everest) Murray, b. 1821, dau. of Zadock Jr. & Olive Taylor] was but Eight [sic] years of age when her Grand Father died & only remembers seeing him sitting in his Arm Chair, she remembers that he was a very large man & recollects hearing that it took two calf skins to make him a pair of boots. At that time they all wore "Wellington" boots.'"
At one point (sounds like shortly before the Battle of Hubbardton, 7 July 1777, the only Revolutionary battle fought on Vermont soil), just after one of his escapes from the British, my 3-ggf Lt. Benjamin Everest (1752-1843) was at Ticonderoga to "superintend moving thare Military stores which we had taken to Bennington for they calculated to evicate [evacuate] it as so[o]n as Bougin [Gen. Burgoyne] made his aperance with his fleet and did so -- and we ware soon obliedged to put of[f] in a pritty good hurry with our Boats for Whitehall [N.Y.] but the Boat that I and my Brother Zadock was in was pressed so close that we ware Obliged to run a shoar and sued for life here [we] lost every thing we had I having got partway up the hill, I turned and went back and got my Coat the balls flew pretty merely [merrily] about me till I got over the hill whare I ketched up with my Brother and to my surprise I had got his Coat instead of mine we put on for life to Join our Companey who was calculating to retreat to Cas[t]leton but was pressed so close by the enimy that It was thought best to Pitch Battle with them at Hubarton..." Yikes!