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Williston, Vermont, USA

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Where is Williston, Vermont, USA? 

Williston is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. Originally rural and laid out with many farms, in recent decades it has developed into an affluent suburb of Burlington, Vermont, the largest city in the state.

It contains the village of Williston, which is unincorporated.wikipedia


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Williston, Vermont, USA

Williston, Vermont, USA - Gov. Chittenden Monument, Williston, Vt.
Williston, Vermont, USA

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1774 - Thomas CHITTENDEN and Colonel Jonathan SPAFFORD were the first to establish settlements in Williston. They came together in May, 1774, and took up large tracts of land adjoining each other on the river.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1786 - The first town meeting of Williston was held on the 28th day of March, 1786, and was presided over by John CHAMBERLIN, moderator.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1800 (Williston) - The Congregational Church was organized on the 23d of January, 1800... Six days after the organization of the church Rev. Aaron C. COLLINS was installed its first pastor...
The Methodist Episcopal Church was also organized in 1800, under the pastorate of the Rev. Stephen...Read MORE...

1825 Williston
There was only one village in the town. There were a good many taverns, a natural result of the...Read MORE...

1844 (Williston) - The Universalist Society was organized in February, 1844, with a membership of fifty-one. The first pastor was the Rev. Eli BALLOU.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1862-63 - WHITCOMB & FAY's steam mill at North Williston was originally established by Hiram J. FAY, in 1862 or 1863.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1868 - The North Williston cheese factory was erected in 1868 by E. R. CRANE and Mr. BROWN
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1872 - The North Williston machine shop, started by R. B. FAY, E. F. WHITCOMB and Addison M. FORD in 1872...
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1886 - Williston
THIS town, lying in the central part of Chittenden county, and bounded north by Winooski River,...Read MORE...

1906
Williston, a post-village in Williston township (town), Chittenden CO., Vt., about 8 miles ESE. of...Read MORE...

News  1984 - Train Wreck
WORST AMTRAK CRASH BLAMED ON RAILBED WASHOUT.

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - A wall of flood water 18...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bombard
flag   Addie Elizabeth BOMBARD (26 January 1900, Williston, Vermont, USA - 01 October 1981, Boylston, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Josephine Isabel BOMBARD (March 1899, Williston, Vermont, USA - 10 April 1964, )
flag   Kenneth Ernest BOMBARD (27 January 1918, Williston, Vermont, USA - 2 November 1991, Hemet, California, USA) gravestone
flag   Manuel Joseph BOMBARD (12 December 1914, Williston, Vermont, USA - , )
flag   Ruth Thelma Lucy BOMBARD (23 March 1895, Williston, Vermont, USA - 24 December 1929, Newfane, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Murray
flag   David Allen MURRAY (5 March 1802, Williston, Vermont, USA - 14 June 1884, Williston, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Oliver (Ollivier)
flag   Arthur John OLIVER (OLLIVIER) (8 November 1881, Williston, Vermont, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Brown
flag   Abigail BROWN (30 May 1829, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 14 May 1906, Williston, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Munson
flag   Russell Dean MUNSON (12 January 1809, Duxbury, Vermont, USA - 15 September 1882, Williston, Vermont, USA) gravestone

MURRAY
flag   David Allen MURRAY (5 March 1802, Williston, Vermont, USA - 14 June 1884, Williston, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Rowe
US Civil War Soldiers flag   Amos ROWE (October 1845, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 21 August 1907, Williston, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Tetr(e)ault (Rowe)
flag   Charlotte TETR(E)AULT (ROWE) (8 November 1857, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 21 February 1900, Williston, Vermont, USA)
flag   Josephine TETR(E)AULT (ROWE) (3 November 1861, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 23 July 1916, Williston, Vermont, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1877
Amos ROWE (October 1845 - 21 August 1907) & Lucy HARPER (10 December 1854 - 5 August 1926)
married 18 September 1877

1904
Daniel Joseph BOMBARD (16 July 1884 - 30 December 1961) & Lena LAROCHELLE ( - )
married 1904

1912
Ernest Manuel BOMBARD (19 November 1889 - ) & Armedia HARNOIS (January 1892 - )
married 9 July 1912

1916
Francis Joseph TUCKER ( - ) & Josephine Isabel BOMBARD (March 1899 - 10 April 1964)
married 29 July 1916
 

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