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Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)

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Where is Colchester, Vermont, USA? 

Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
The township of Colchester is bounded on the north by Milton, on the east by Essex, on the south by the city of Burlington and town of South Burlington, and on the west by Lake Champlain. The surface of the town is generally rolling without any great elevations, although along the banks of Winooski River there are long tracts of intervale land. On the lake shore there are numbers of sharp bluffs. Along Winooski River the landscape in places is grand, especially at the "High Bridge," about one-half of a mile above the village of Winooski, where the swift current of the river has cut through the solid rock ninety feet in depth and seventy in breadth, leaving the rugged walls upon either side.

Mallet's Bay indents the township between the mouth of Winooski River and Milton, covering some 3,040 acres. Here the shore, rising abruptly on the one side, and the forest coming down to meet the water on the other, are fair to see. Colchester Pond in the eastern part of the township is three-fourths of a mile in length and one-half of a mile in width. Around its outlet the nooks of the beaver are still to be seen. The Lamoille River flows through the northwest corner of the town Milton and flows southwesterly Brook rises in Essex and flows Sunderland Brook rises in Essex Winooski River. These streams saw-mills along their sides, while immense pine timber.

Colchester produces in good quantities the grains and of Winooski River are celebrated for the production of hay...

History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886
Page 553-568.


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1763 - Colchester was one of the New Hampshire grants, and was chartered June 7, 1763, to Edward Burling and sixty-six associates.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1791 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 137

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1791 - The town of Colchester was organized in 1791, though the first town meeting on record was held March 18, 1793.
At this meeting Joshua STANTON was elected moderator and treasurer; Joshua STANTON, jr., town...Read MORE...

1800 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 347

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1804 - The First Congregational Church of Colchester, located at the Center, was organized September 14, 1804, in a school-house then standing near the village.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1810 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 657

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1820 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 960

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1820 - The First Baptist Church of Colchester, located at the Center, was organized January 19, 1820, with eight members.
The Rev. Phineas COLVER was the first pastor.

History of Chittenden County, Vermont With...Read MORE...

1824 - The First Methodist Church of Colchester is located at the Center.
In 1824 the few Methodists in town met together and held public worship with the Congregationalists ...Read MORE...

1830 - Dunbar's Hotel, one mile east of Winooski village, was built by Arad MERRILL in 1830.
He kept the house some twelve years, when his son Andrew succeeded him. In 1878 Frank J. DUNBAR...Read MORE...

1830 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 1,489

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1840 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 1,739

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1849 Colchester
Chittenden Co. There are two small ponds in this town. The largest contains about sixty acres. On...Read MORE...

1859
COLCHESTER, a township of Chittenden co., in the state of Vermont, U.S., 46 m. SW of Montpelier,...Read MORE...

1871 - THOMPSON's Mills, one-half mile east of Colchester Center, were erected in 1871 by R. P. THOMPSON. Mr. THOMPSON here runs a saw-mill, a grist-mill, and a cider-mill.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1881 - The Mallet's Bay post-office was established here in 1881. Reuben W. THAYER is postmaster.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

News  1883 - RAILWAY DISASTERS. Serious Smash-up on the Central Vermont Line.
[Special Dispatch to The Boston Journal]

ST. ALBANS, Vt., Sept. 2. - A serious accident occurred ...Read MORE...

1886 Colchester
There are two villages in town, Colchester Center and Winooski, besides a number of houses at...Read MORE...

1916
Colchester, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Colchester township (town), 6 miles NE. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 31 ancestors who were born in Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay).
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Allison
flag  William ALLISON (september 30,1901, Rome, New York, USA - April 17, 1969, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Bean
flag  Emery BEAN (19 March 1862, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 20 August 1889, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Benoit
immigrant - Canada to US   Marie Catherine BENOIT (24 November 1784, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) - 19 March 1841, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Boucher
immigrant - Canada to US   Hector, Jr BOUCHER (May 3, 1874, Saint-Ephrem-d'Upton, Québec, Canada - May 5, 1955, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Browe
flag  Carrie M BROWE (3 September 1872, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 13 March 1879, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone
  Delia Mary Louisa BROWE (17 January 1856, Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States - 3 January 1930, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone
flag  Lottie Etta BROWE (28 April 1870, Huntington, Vermont, USA - 2 March 1879, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Browe (Breault)
immigrant - Canada to US   Laurent John BROWE (BREAULT) (27 July 1840, Henryville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Georges-de-Henryville) - 22 May 1918, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Couvillon (Quevillon dit Lacroix / Cross)
immigrant - Canada to US   Paul Hyppolite COUVILLON (QUEVILLON dit LACROIX / CROSS) (24 July 1814, Sorel, Québec, Canada - 19 January 1895, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Cross
 flag  Nelson CROSS (13 May 1852, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 16 August 1924, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone
flag  Peter B CROSS (8 July 1842, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 12 February 1914 , Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Cross (Lacroix) (Couvillon)
immigrant - Canada to US   Betsie (Betsey) (Elizabeth) CROSS (LACROIX) (COUVILLON) (12 May 1816, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) - 20 February 1879, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Francis
 flag  James Solomon FRANCIS (29 May 1887, Burlington, Vermont, USA - 16 March 1969, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Gillet
  Solomon GILLET (1773, - 7 March 1856, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Guyette
immigrant - Canada to US   Celia Sarah GUYETTE (abt. 1822, , Canada - 22 February 1907, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Lacroix dit Quevillon
immigrant - Canada to US   Louis LACROIX dit QUEVILLON (8 January 1775, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne) - 31 October 1843, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Lavallee
flag  Zoe LAVALLEE (abt. 1831, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 2 November 1870, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

McAvoy
flag  Thomas Henry MCAVOY (7 April 1880, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 15 August 1972, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)) gravestone

Parot
flag  Napoleon A PAROT (25 September 1870, South Hero, Vermont, USA - 5 November 1949, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Rowe
flag  Ernest ROWE (25 August 1895, Milton, Vermont, USA - 11 December 1916, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))
flag  Eva E ROWE (28 April 1886, , Vermont, USA - 14 April 1930, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))

Sweeney
flag  John SWEENEY ( 21 December 1875 , Milton, Vermont, USA - 14 February 1940, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay))
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1859
Laurent John BROWE (BREAULT) (27 July 1840 - 22 May 1918) & Mary L CROSS (12 December 1837 - 23 May 1927)
married 31 October 1859

1868
Peter TETR(E)AULT (ROWE) (2 October 1844 - 17 November 1928) & Rosa WELLS (August 1844 - 07 January 1908 )
married 24 February 1868

1877
Daniel BEAN (3 August 1857 - 7 November 1925) & Charlotte TETR(E)AULT (ROWE) (8 November 1857 - 21 February 1900)
married 13 August 1877

1881
Moses CROSS (17 January 1851 - 1931) & Jennie LIBERTY (abt. 1863 - 7 August 1914)
married 8 November 1881

1885
Emery BEAN (19 March 1862 - 20 August 1889) & Anna WELLS (abt. 1869 - )
married 20 January 1885

1887
Lafayette D GATES (16 February 1866 - 23 June 1928) & Rosa Catherine ROWE (22 December 1868 - 3 June 1928)
married 18 October 1887

1914
Thomas Henry MCAVOY (7 April 1880 - 15 August 1972) & Edna Mary ROWE (15 August 1888 - 10 September 1959)
married 5 November 1914
 

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