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Berkshire, Vermont, USA - 1840 - Berkshire, Vermont
"Pike River enters the township from Canada, and, after taking a circuit of several miles, and affording here some of the finest mill sites in the country, returns again to Canada . . . This township was granted to William Goodrich, Barzilla Hudson, Charles Dibble, and their associates, March 13, 1780, and was chartered by the name of Berkshire June 22, 1781. The settlement of this town was commenced in 1792 by Job Barber, Stephen Royce, Daniel Adams, Jonathan Carpenter and Phinehas Heath, moved their families here in 1793, and from this time the settlement advanced with considerable rapidity. Elihu M., son of Stephen Royce, was born in 1793, and was the first child born in town. The town was organized in 1794, and David Nutting was first town clerk."
Gazetteer of Vermont, Hayward, 1840
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