Side The Road

If you are traveling North of Manchester on Route 7 this fall, you’ll no doubt see Curtis Cemetery side the road. The Curtis Family started burying their loved ones there with the death of Zachariah in 1805, same year as Thomas Jefferson was sworn in as President. According to Abby Maria Hemenway: Zachariah was born in England, immigrated to Connecticut at the age of 18, and came to Dorset in 1769. He purchased nearly all the lands lying along the valley through which now runs the W. Vt. R. R., a tract running from East Dorset village northward some five miles in extent. He was, however, no non-resident proprietor, for he lived and died on his property, raising up a family of twenty-five children, most of whom lived to maturity. His house, standing at the outlet of Dorset (now Emerald) pond, was once burned by the Indians.

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Susanna Sherman Scott, Home Again

Members of the Barre Town, Vermont cemetery commission brought a long lost soul back to her parents in a ceremony held on September 9 at Wilson Cemetery. Susanna passed away in 1793 a few months after Susanna Sherman married Jacob Scott. Susanna, daughter of Asaph and Lucy Whitney Sherman joined Jacob Scott in marriage in April of 1793. A death record showed Susanna passed in June of the same year, the index card of the record gave no reason for her death.

Several years ago, the Booth family of Barre recovered a gravestone in their field that could not be matched to a grave site. Not wanting to abandon the stone on site, the family kept the stone in their basement. At the passing of Mr. Booth, a longtime selectman in Barre, Barre Town Manager Carl Rogers asked the family if they would turn custody of the stone over to the Barre Town Cemetery Commission.

Once in their custody, the commission debated what could ultimately be done with the old slate monument... Read on...



Daughters of the American Revolution

The Vermont State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (VSSDAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

VSSDAR was founded in 1892, just two years after the National Society. Today we have 15 chapters all across the state, from Brattleboro to the Northeast Kingdom. We hope you'll spend some time here getting to know us and learning more about our vibrant organization.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. DAR volunteers are willing to provide guidance and assistance with your first steps into researching and documenting your genealogy. Please visit our website here.