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CONVERSE SURNAMES
IN
"VERMONT WARNINGS OUT"

Alden M. Rollins, Vol. 1-2, Picton Press


Thanks to Jay Cary for abstracting the Converse names from this publication.
Jay describes the "Warnings Out":
Below is a list of Converse/Convers people who were warned out of Vermont towns in the period 1768 to 1818. This is all the information this book gives. Many of the original records are on microfilm and Rollins recommends that researchers check the original records. In early Vermont, all people who were not able to take care of themselves because of poverty, illness or the like became the responsibility of the town in which they had legal residence. In Vermont the legal residence was either the town where you were born or where you owned property. If a non-legal resident came into town the authorities had usually one year to warn the person that they were not legal residents and that they should leave town and could not expect the town to support them in any way. This became a legal record of the town where these people were residing, but were not legal residents and counted on a census. Often the people who were warned out did not actually leave the town in question. Other times they might have been forcibly removed. The "warnings out" laws were changed in Vermont around 1820.

GIVEN NAME DATE TOWN SOURCE PAGE
Barnard and family 22 Jun 1814 Bridport Town Records Vol 3 p 167
Barnard wife and family 18 Jan 1814 Burlington Town Meetings Vol 1 p 444
Calvin living with Amos Stone 2 Apr 1817 New Haven Town Records Vol 7 p 175
Charles 1 Apr 1816 Newfane Town Records Vol 1 p 310
Hannah (widow) with son James 23 Aug 1808 Orange Town Records Vol 1 p 138
Hannah 13 Mar 1810 Plainfield Town Records Vol 1 p 77
Ira 29 Dec 1815 Grafton Town Records Vol 1 p 399
Isreal and family 17 Jan 1814 Strafford Deeds Vol 4 p 382
James wife and child 25 Mar 1812 Montgomery Town Records vol 1 p 66
Joseph wife Lucy and children 22 Mar 1814 Newfane Town Records Vol 1 p 268
Lucinda (single) living with Amos Stone 2 Apr 1817 New Haven Town Records Vol 7 p 175
Olive (widow) and family 23 May1816 Grand Isle Town Records Vol 1 p 154
Prudence 6 Jan 1815 Brookfield Town Records Vol 2 p 195
Prudy 29 Nov 1809 Braintree Vital Records Vol 2 p125




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