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John Prouty and Lucy Gleason
Posted by: Pam Gow (ID *****0198) Date: September 24, 2003 at 23:52:15
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Does anyone know where I can find vital records that list the births of the children born to John and Lucy? According to information that I have been able to find, John and Lucy had four children: John, Phineas, Levi and Lucy. After Lucy died, John married Alice Daggett and moved to Vermont. John had seven more children by Alice: Sally, Arnold, Laura, William, Emily, Roswell and Alfred.

The Proute Genealogy by Pope does not list all of these children. I have obtained this information from various sources but have not been able to track down actual birthplaces and dates.

The information that I have obtained came from the following sources:

Record of John's marriage to Lucy Gleason is recorded in Spencer. No Births to this couple are recorded there.

According to Langdon, New Hampshire history, John Prouty came from Spencer Ma. about 1775 and bought and settled on the farm of William Kirkpatrick. He lived there about 20 years and then removed to Vermont. There are no recorded births to John and Lucy Prouty in Langdon either that I could find.

"Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont" states that John became a settler in 1799 in Newport Vermont. Lists only one son of John that being Arnold. The biographical history is of Arnolds son, John Azro Prouty.

Newport Township Vermont
John Prouty, the first of the name who came here, was born at Spencer, Mass., in 1747, and came here in 1799. He twice married, his first wife dying before he came to the town. By this marriage he had four children, John, Phineas, Levi and Lucy. John settled in Schenectady, N.Y., Phineas in Geneva, N.Y., and Levi enlisted in the war of 1812, and was never heard of after. For his second wife Mr. Prouty married Alice, sister of Nathaniel Daggett, by whom he had seven children, viz.: Sally, Arnold, Laura, William, Emily, Roswell and Alfred, of whom only the two latter are now living, Roswell in this town, and Alfred in the town of Waterford, near St. Johnsbury, Vt. Arnold married Sally, daughter of Dea. Martin Adams, reared eight children, William, Emily, Charles A., Rosella, John A., Lydia, Mary and Alfred, and died in January 1881, aged eighty-four years. Five of the children, William, Rosella, John A., Lydia and Alfred are living.
Source: Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT.; 1883-1884, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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