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Re: Biographies of Addison County
Posted by: Alan Lathrop (ID *****4571) Date: August 02, 2002 at 07:28:44
In Reply to: Re: Biographies of Addison County by Michele Arthur of 964

Michele, I didn't find anything on Parnell but some info on Percell,Purcell and Sullivan.
In "A History of the Town of Orwell, Vermont" by the Orwell Historical Society in 2001;
Mrs Agnes Purcell was elected president of the American Legion Auxiliary in 1923, some info on Effie (Phelps) Purcell that is later days, Rena Purcell was a switchboard operator, Thomas H. Purcell town representative 1914-1917 and in 1921 Thomas Purcell was an owner of the cheese factory.
In "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Addison County" by Childs in 1881-1882;
pg 395 Patrick Percell, North Orwell post office, road 7 (Smith Road 1989), dairy farmer with 20 cows on 240 acres. Also Thomas Percell, North Orwell p.o., road 27 (Cross Road 1989, only partially open now), farm laborer.
pg 397 Michael Sullivan, Orwell p.o., road 2, retired farmer and Michael Jr. farmer of 65 acres.
pg 346 Daniel Sullivan, Middlebury p.o., road 35 (South Street 1989, runs from center of town to the Cornwall line, used to be part of Cornwall), farmer of 100 acres. Also, Humphrey Sullivan farmer with Daniel. (No Sullivans listed in Cornwall)
pg 363 James Sullivan, Middelbury Village p.o., laborer, near Merchants Row. Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Midd. Village, widow of James, Academy Street.
In "History of Addison County Vermont" by H.P.Smith in 1886, pg xlvii is a brief personal for Daniel Sullivan. "Sullivan, Daniel, Middlebury, was born in the County of Cork, Ireland, on April 25, 1813. He came to America and settled in the town of Middlebury, Addison county, Vermont, in the spring of 1837, and the same season engaged in farming. He afterwards settled in Cornwall, Vt., and entered the employ of G.W. Wooster, with whom he remained for ten years. He was married in 1839 to Mary Twomey, who was born in county Cork, Ireland, on March 25, 1814. They had eleven children born to them, eight sons and three daughters, nine of whom are now living. He came to Middlebury, Vt., in 1857, and purchased the place where he has since lived, and which consists of about 100 acres, and in 1879 he purchased the family residence, He is a prosperous and successful citizen."
I hope something in here will help, Alan

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