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RAYMOND Migrations:
The Ancestry of Paul RAYMOND
of Bristol and Lincoln, Addison county, Vermont

My Conception of How Paul RAYMOND's Farm Might Have Looked By Robert Raymond

Paul Raymond of Bristol and Lincoln apparently had three sons, Pearis (or Perez) Raymond, Lemuel, and Paul Jr. Paul did not come from Richmond, Massachusetts as many have supposed. I explain the evidence leading to that conclusion. So where did he come from and who are his parents?

This article is a timeline for Paul RAYMOND and his family. I've logged my research results here (although I have a separate research log and plan that details sources searched and sources I still plan to search). Further information about Paul's son Pearis and his son Alonzo can be found in the associated article, "Raymond Migrations: Alonzo Pearis Raymond."

Sources and abbreviations are given at the end of this article. The old abbreviation practice of dropping some letters, superscripting the final letter(s), and putting a dash or dot underneath the superscripted letters is shown herein using an apostrophe to show where letters were dropped. For example, if the word "said" is appreviated by dropping "ai" and elevating the "d", it is shown here as "s'd". The name of "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints," commonly called the Mormons, I've usually abbreviated as "the Church of Jesus Christ."

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Paul RAYMOND of Richmond, Massachusetts Go to Top

Most compiled genealogies equate Paul of Bristol with a Paul Raymond born in Wareham but who lived most of his life and died in Richmond, Massachusetts. That the two are not the same individual is easily shown.

They were not born at the same time, they died at different times, they had different spouses, they had different children, and they coexisted at two different locations. For these reasons, I conclude that the two individuals were separate and distinct.


Timeline Go to Top

Date Event
5 Aug 1740
Boundary dispute between New Hampshire and Massachusetts decided by the King and his council. Halestown was the grant made to William Rayment's company for their service in the Canada Expedition and was part of the territory lost to New Hampshire. The grants made by Massachusetts were not honored by New Hampshire and the new proprietors started "Actions of Ejectment." On 1 March 1742 the Beverly Proprietors voted that Robert Hale and Benjamin Raymonts make petition to Governor Benning Wentworth of the Privince of New Hampshire, but to no avail. In 1743 further division of lots were made, even though the government did not recognize their ownership. The Beverly proprietors appealed to the new proprietors. All appeals failed and the Beverly proprietors closed their books on 9 April 1749.

On 20 September the New Hampshire proprietors granted the township to Ichabod Robie and the name was changed to Robiestown, but then to Weare, the name of one of Robie's associates. The William Raymond name still lasts in the township, however, as the highest hill is Mt. William, and a bluff on the river is called Raymond Cliff. (Raymondtown, pp. 24, 26-27.)

Weare is only 60 miles away, as the crow flies, from Halifax, Vermont. Is there any chance that a Raymond from Weare moved to the Halifax area at this time? This is not very likely, but something that I should check.
1754
Col. George Washington defeats French in Pennsylvania, starting the French and Indian War.
1760
British defeat the French and get French lands in America, including Canada. George III becomes king of England. After the defeat of the French, Indian attacks against English settlers decline dramatically.
30 June 1761
A new plantation called Colrain [Massachusetts]. (VRColrain, p. 4.)
10 Oct 1761
The town of Bridport in the west part of Addison county chartered, most proprietors being of Massachusetts, of whom Benjamin Raymond was active in the early settlement.

(History of Vermont, Natural, Civil and Statistical, In Three Parts, with a New Map of the State, and 200 Engravings, Zadock Thompson, 1842, Part Third (Gazetteer of Vermont), p. 31.)

1762 The town of Bristol (Addison County, Vermont) charter was originally granted by Benning Wentworth, the colonial governor of New Hampshire under King George III, "by his excellency's command with advice of council," June 26, 1762, to Samuel Averill and sixty-two associates, under the name of Pocock. (HisAdd, p. 397.)
1765-1770 Paul Raymond, son of ?, is born. Rebecca, his future wife, is also born in this same period. We know they were born no earlier than 1765 because they were less than 45 in the 1810 census. In the 1830 census they were 60 or older, so they must have been born in or before 1770. If the 1840 census is correct, then Paul was born in 1770 and Rebecca was born in 1765-1769. Where was Paul born? Who were his parents? And Rebecca?
1770 British soldiers kill five Americans in the Boston Massacre.
22 April 1772
Grant to Colrain. (VRColrain, p. 4.)
1773 Boston Tea Party.
19 Apr. 1775 Revolutionary War begins at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The revolution lasts until 1783 when the Peace Treaty is signed in Paris on 3 Sep. The last of the continental army is disbanded on the 2nd of November.
17 Mar 1776 Washington takes Boston from the British
4 July 1776 The thirteen colonies declare independence, becoming the United States of America.
1777 Vermont declares itself an independent republic. Land grants made by New York are rejected; grants made by New Hampshire are recognized by the new government.
1780
John Butler receives land in Whitingham. (Whiting.)
1781
John Butler and Samuel Butler pay taxes in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont. John Butler settles in the north-eastern section and builds the first grist-mill in town on the North river. (Whiting.)
16 Feb. 1782 Dan Raymond of Sheffield buys land in Benson, Rutland, Vermont. (RutDeeds, vol. 2, p. 189.)
3 Sep. 1783 Revolutionary War ends with Peace Treaty signing in Paris. The last of the continental army is disbanded on the 2nd of November. After the Revolutionary War, the settlement of Vermont really begins.
4 Jan 1784
"Mr. Perrez Simons a Mrs. abieh Leonard bo[th] of Middleboro" publish their intent to wed. (MidMaVR, p. 103.) Perhaps there is a Middleboro connection for the Simmons, Pearces, and Raymonds. The given name, Perrez, is also significant.
May 1784 Elisha Raymond moves to Stamford, Bennington, Vermont. Elisha was born 9 Nov. 1761 at Gloucester, Rhode Island, the son of William Raymond. He fought in the Revolutionary War and married Abigail Inmon 25 April 1781 in Gloucester, Rhode Island. His children were Alfred (b. 30 Mar 1782 at Gloucester, RI), Elisha (b. 22 Sep 1783 at Stamford, VT), Truman (b. 4 June 1785/d. 9 Sep 1786), Direxa (b. 9 Nov 1786/d. 5 May 1804), Anne (b. 27 Dec 1788/d. 9 July 1806), Reuben (b. 30 Mar 1791), Jason (b. 25 Sep 1792/d. 14 Jan 1839), Adin (b. 9 Mar 1794), Malita (b. 11 Oct 1795), Abigail (b. 11 Oct 1797), Matilda (b. 25 Feb 1803/d. 15 May 1839), and Zelick (b. 11 Sep 1806/d. 19 July 1822). Elisha died 11 June 1842 in Wisconsin. (RevPen, vol. III, p. 2823.)
15 Nov? 1784 Edward Raymond of Sterling, Worchester, Massachusetts, "Gentleman," buys land from Joseph Baker of Westborough, Worchester, Massachusetts: The land on Otter Creek in Vermont, three rights in the township of Leicester. Also in township of Whiting, two rights. Also four rights in the township of Sudbury. (MidDeed, vol. 1, p. 42.)
1784 It is generally believed by authorities that, as early as 1784, John Willard, of Middlebury, Hon. Jonathan Hoyt, of St. Albans, and Captain Miles Bradley, of New Haven, at a meeting held in Canaan, Litchfield county, Conn., were appointed a committee to survey and allot the land in Pocock, though no record of such an event has been found. But deeds from the proprietors recorded in the Rutland county clerk's office, to which county Pocock then belonged, speak of the "first division lots," and describes them as numbered, and containing one hundred and twenty acres each. (HisAdd, p. 400.)
24 July 1785 Joseph Raymont has lot no. 20 of Pocock surveyed. (RutDeeds, vol. 5 p. 15.) He has lot no. 21 done in the same time frame. (RutDeeds, vol. 5 p. 26.) Whether he has or will purchase these lots is not known. Whether these lot numbers correspond to later lot numbers is also not known. However, it appears that in 1788 the proprietors decided there had been "no legal" survey of the 1st division lots and they were laid out again, this time containing 90 acres each. (HisAdd, pp. 400-401.)

Another Raymond (can't read first name) surveys a lot in New Huntington (later renamed Huntington). (RutDeeds, vol. 5, p. ?.)
1785 Addison county formed from Rutland county.
1788 Phinehas Raymond moved to Pomfret, Vermont. He was born 20 March 1765 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There he enlisted in the Massachusetts line in the Revolutionary war. He applied for a veteren's pension in 1832 in Pomfret, where he lived near the Woodstock, Vermont line. (RevPen, vol. III, p. 2824.)
21 Oct.1789 "The name Pocock, Vermont was retained only a few years, however, and was changed to Bristol by an act of the Legislature." (HisAdd, p. 397.)
 

Halifax, Windham, Vermont adjacent to
Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts Go to Top

Date
Event
18 Nov 1790
Benjamin Raymond of Halifax, Windham, Vermont buys land from William Stacy.

"Halifax, January 13 [1791]

To all people whom these presents shall come Greeting   Know ye that I William Stacy of Halifax in the County of Windham and State of Vermont for the consideration of thirty two pounds lawful money received to my full satisfaction of Benjamin Raymond of Halifax in the County of Windham and State of Vermont do give grant bargain sell and confirm unto him the said Benjamin Raymond and to his heirs and assigns forever part of one certain lot of land No 5 in the Town of Halifax in the County and State aforesaid containing fifty five acres be the same more or less   the said lot now disposed of is bounded East on Edward Dalrymple  South on Molley Stacy West on Paul Raymond and North on North River so called." (Halifax, Windham, Vermont deeds Book ?, p. ? as quoted by Stuart Thro. Bolding added.)

"Benjamin [Raymond] 60, son of [unknown] Born July 27, 1765 [in Massachusetts], m. Abigail Safford, Jan. 21, 1796, she was born Mar. 2, 1777. He and Paul Raymond purchased land in Halifax, Vt., about 1795. His first five children were born at Halifax, the others at Adams, Mass. They were: Daniel140, b. Dec. 12, 1796. Benjamin141, b. June 8, 1798. Ann, b. Apl. 9, 1800, m. Abram Unongst, 1840, and d. in Wis., Aug. 2, 1850. Polly, b. Feb. 7, 1802, m. Elijah Turner, June 8, 1828, and d. at Williamstown, Nov. 25, 1861. Ebenezer142, b. Feb. 26, 1804. John143, b. Mar. 26, 1806. Lemuel H.144, b. 1809. William Gore145, b. Sep. 14, 1811. Joel, b. 1814, m. Betsey Clarke, of Vt., and d. at Deerfield, O[hio], Sep. 28, 1850, no issue. Lucien Buonapart146, b. Jan. 23, 1820. Benjamin Raymond d. at Kenkaskee[?], Wis., Mar. 27, 1858. Abigail Raymond d. in Ohio, 1842. (Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England, Samuel Raymond, 1886, p. 135. Formatting revised from original. Benjamin Raymond was born in Massachusetts according to the 1850 census for Deerfield, Portage, Ohio, p. 187.View census image on Ancestry.com)

June 1790
A Paul Raymond buys property in Halifax, Windham, Vermont.

"Halifax, October the 6th 1791

"Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Donnelson of Colrain in the County of Hampshire & Commonwealth of the Massachusetts Bay yeoman for the consideration of the sum of forty pounds lawful money received to my full satisfaction before the ensealing & delivery hereof paid by Paul Reymond of Halifax in the County of Windham & State of Vermont yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge to have given granted bargained & sold conveyed & Confirmed unto him the said Paul  Reymond his heirs & assigns forever a certain parcel or lot of land lying in Halifax afore said containing sixty acres being part of the original right No 4   Bounded as follows  Beginning at the Northeast corner of said lot running from thence on the line South one hundred & sixty rods from thence West 9° North sixty rods from thence North 9° East one hundred & sixty rods to a hemlock tree on the bank of the North River & from thence East 9° South to the first mentioned boundary.   To have & to hold the above granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said Paul Reymond his heirs & assigns forever to their own proper use benefit & behoof  Furthermore I the said Daniel Donnelson do covenant & engage the above bargained & demised premises to him the said Paul Reymond his heirs assigns executors & administrators so that I the said Daniel Donnelson my heirs or assigns or any person or persons shall [n]ever have any right interest claim challenge or demand therein & I will forever hereafter warrant & defend the said bargained premises against all lawful claims & demands of whatsoever name or nature  In witness whereof I do hereto set my hand & seal this ____ day of June Anno Domini 1790 & 14 year of the Independence of America

"Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of                                       Daniel Donnelson
William Forbes & Henry Henderson

"Windham County SS Halifax  November 10 1790 then personally appeared Daniel Donnelson Signer and Sealer of the within instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me Benjamin Henry justice [of the] peace" (Halifax, Windham, Vermont deeds Book 2, p. 106 as quoted by Stuart Thro.)
4 March 1791
Vermont is the 14th state to join the union.
Abt. 1791

Pearis Raymond was born, the son of Paul Raymond. His son, Alonzo, states in 1885 that his father was born about 1791 in Vermont and that his grandfather was Paul Raymond of Lincoln, Addison county, Vermont. (Alonzo85, film 177839, p. 404.) Compiled genealogies state without source that Pearis was born in September 1790. The 1800 census infers Pearis was born no earlier than 1790. And the 1810 census infers no later than 1794.

Pearis was born somewhere in Vermont according to Alonzo in the 1880 census. Is it possible that the Paul who bought land in Halifax in June 1790, and sold land in Halifax in Nov. 1794, is Pearisís father? I donít think so. But if he was, then it is likely that Pearis was born in Halifax.

April 1791

1790 U.S. Census Go to Top
The census in Vermont didn't take place until after they were admitted to the union in 1791. Paul is 20 to 25 years old. Pearis is a newborn.

The 1790 census shows no Raymonds in Bristol; in fact no Raymonds are shown in Addison County. (See table, below.) Where are Paul and Ephraim for the 1790 census? Either they are outside Vermont, they are not yet heads of household, or they avoid enumeration. The Paul Raymonds and Ephraim Raymonds listed in the 1790 census indexes nationwide are listed in the table below.

Location Head of family Free white males 16 or older Free white males less than 16 Free white female Other free Slaves Notes
All Raymonds in Vermont
Dorsett, Bennington, VT Joshua Rament 1 2 2

Joshua later buys land in Bristol. He is still there in 1800. In 1810 Joshua turns up in Manchester. (p. 97.) He doesn't show up in Bennington county in 1820, so he may be the Joshua Raymond who died 1 April 1814 in Manchester, VT and was interred in the Delwood Cemetery. Compiled genealogies say Joshua was born 15 May 1763, son of Joshua Raymond and Abigail Shaw of Middleboro, MA.
Stamford, Bennington, VT Josiah Rament 1
1

Might he be the Jos. Raymond in Newbury in 1800?
Stamford, Bennington, VT Elisha Rayment 1 4 4

Still there in 1800.
Newhuntington, Chittenden, VT John Raiment 3 5 4


Pomfret, Windsor, VT Phinehas Raymond 2
1

Still there in 1800. Phineas was 25 at the time (b. 20 Mar. 1765, Middleboro, MA). He was married March 1791, so he may have been there with a brother and a sister-in-law in advance to his father's family moving out. He lived at least to age 88 (1853). Phinehas' father was James Raymond (b. 6 Aug. 1732, Middleboro, MA) who appears in Pomfret in the 1800 census. Phinehas' paternal grandparents were Thomas Raymond and Mary Coombs.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT John Raymond 2 4 3

Alphabetical list. Lots of Pratts all over Vermont. No Perces. 1 Simmons. 1 Simons.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT John Raymond 1 1 3

Still there in 1800. One of the John Raymonds married Priscilla Cox 16 Mar 1786. Both were from Middleboro, MA. John died 10 Mar 1804 at Woodstock, VT. [2nd] Cousin of Phinehas in Pomfret.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT Samuel Raymond 1 1 4

Still there in 1800. Married Elizabeth Bumpus 25 Feb 1779. Both were of Middleboro, MA. Samuel died in 1802 or 1803 in Woodstock.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT Sylvester Raymond 1 3 4

Assuming Sylvester and Sylvanus are the same person, still there in 1800, less 2 females. Sylvanus married Silence Thomas 23 May 1776. Both were of Middleboro. Sylvanus died 11 Jan 1819.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT William Raymond 4 2 3

Still there in 1800. William was born 2 July 1744 in [Middleboro,] MA, married Phebe Thomas, served as a private in the Revolutionary War, and died 20 Sep 1822 in [Woodstock,] VT.
All Paul Raymonds nationwide
Greenwich, Fairfield, CT Paul Raymond 1? 1 5

Might be the Paul in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT in 1800.
Richmond, Berkshire, MA Paul Raymond 1 1 4

Still there in 1800 census.
Winchendon, Worcester, MA Paul Raymond 1 0 1

This might be a possibility. Next door to Paul Raymond, Jr. Does not show up in 1800 census. Maybe this Paul moved to Bristol, Vermont.
Winchendon, Worcester, MA Paul Raymod Ju'r. 1 3 4

A Paul is still there in 1800. If it is the same family, then in 1790 the family must consist of one male 35 or older, one male 16 or older, and two males 6-16. One female is 35 or older, one is 16 or older, one is 6-16, and one is 6 or under.
All Ephraim Raymonds nationwide
Norton, Bristol, MA Ephraim Raymond 4 1 3

Still there in 1800 census, but one son is gone by then. Was there an Ephraim Jr. that might have gone to Vermont?
Bedford, Westchester, NY Ephraim Raymond 1
5

Still there in 1800 census.
Windham County
Guilford, Windham, VT (p. 103)
Cutler, Abner
1





"
Chase?, Dean
1
4
4



"
Cutler, James
1
2
4



"
Chase?, James
1
2
3



"
Cutler, Joel
5
3
3



"
Chase, Paul
1
5
5



"
Chase?, Seth
1
2
1



"
Chase, Stephen
2
3
4



"
Cutler, Tho's
2
3
7



"
Cutler, Silas
1
1
6



"
Chase, Rufus
2
2
5



Guilford, Windham, VT (p. 105)
Pierce, Icabod
1

1



Hallifax, Windham, VT (p. 114)
Barber, Benj'n
1
5
4



Hallifax, Windham, VT (p. 115)
Pierce,  Sam'l
2
3
3



"
Pierce,  Jenph? Joseph?
4

3



"
Pierce, Allen
1

1



"
Pierce, Benj'n
1
1
2



"
Sumner, Dan'l
2
2
3



"
Sumner, Dan'l Jun'r
1
1
2



"
Sumner, Joel
1
1
2



Whitingham, Windham, VT (p. 116)
Bishop, Solomon
1
3
4



"
Butler, Sam'l
1
2
1



Wilmington, Windham, VT (p. 118)
Pierce, Benj'n
1

2



"
Pierce, Benj'n Jun'r
1

2



"
Pierce, John
1
3
4



Middleborough, Plymouth, MA
(p. 357)
George Pearce
3
2
2




Deliverance Pearce


2




Abraham Pearce
1
3
5




Moses Pearse
1
3
1




John Pearse
1
1
2




Simeon Pearse
2

2


Could this be the father of Rebecca Pearce?

Job Chase
3
2
3



Date Event
13 Nov 1791
Rebecca Pearce is born in Little Compton, Rhode Island or New York. One source recorded in 1846 says 13-Nov-1792 (NauvWA, p. 323), but the same day another source specified 13-Nov-1791 (NauvSeal, pp. 213-214). The 13-Nov-1791 date is collaberated by a source recorded in 1847 (NauvSeal, p. 777). Another source published in 1981 quotes the NauvWA source saying it says 13-Nov-1792. (Member, vol. 36, p. 184, Nauvoo Temple Register.)
12 Dec 1791
Isaac Chase born in Little Compton, Rhode Island. (According to Mormon records.)
4 Sep 1792

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: As early as September 4, 1792, Phinehas Rugg, Ellis Maxham, Calvin Eastman, Asa Smith, Elisha Andrews and Anthony Field" (HisAdd, p. 402. Emphasis added here and in subsequent iterations.)

12 March 1793 Joseph Raymond marries Dolly Johnson at Corinth, Vermont. He fought on the Massachusetts Line in the Revolutionary War and applied for a pension 7 April 1818 in Orange County, Vermont at the age of 62. He died in Corinth 22 March 1820. His widow applied for a pension 13 August 1838 at the age of 69. (RevPen, vol. III, p. 2823.)
1793

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ... in 1793, Robert Sutton, Henry Franklin, Matthew Franklin, Benjamin Sutton, Benjamin Bartholomew and Oliver Scott." (HisAdd, p. 402.)

1794 John Raymond settled in New Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont. (Hallock, Abt. p. 3.)
1794

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ... in 1794, Nahum Smith, Hezekiah Murdock, Asa Freeman, Moses Wheeler, Ephraim Munson, jr., Jedediah Keeler, Nathan Brown, Chauncey Ellsworth, and Peter Renne." (HisAdd, p. 402.)

17 Nov 1794 Lemuel Raymond b. in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, son of Paul. according to family records. (No source.) So far, other sources don't show Paul in Bristol until 1797. If Lemuel was born on this date, it may have been in Halifax.
27 Nov 1794
A Paul Raymond sells land in Halifax to Dyer Wood (bk 2, pg 308) Is this the last time a Paul is mentioned in Halifax?
4 June 1795
Ruth & Ephraim Raymond of Starksborough, Addison, Vermont buy from Elijah Risley lot #15 of the Bristol 2nd division. (BrisDeeds, v. 1, p. 234.) What connection Ephraim and Ruth have with Paul, if any, is unknown. (See the map below, or see "Bristol, Vermont Proprietors' Grants," for a map of the original proprietors lots of Bristol.)
1795

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ... in 1795, John Ketcham, Truman Allen, Silas Hewett, Asa Hitchcock, William Day and Jeremiah Frazer." (HisAdd, p. 402.)

1796

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ... in 1796, Robert Holley and Ephraim Raymond. ... Robert Holley, a native of New London, Conn., came from Hebron, N. Y., in 1795." (HisAdd, pp. 402, 405. Bold added.) Did Ephraim Raymond and Robert Holley come together?


Robert Holley, CT Line, sol appl 26 Jul 1832 Addison Co, VT aged 73, sol lived at Preston, CT at enl, sol had rec'd a pension from 6 Sept 1819, sol was b. 1 Feb 1759 at Preston, New London Co, CT and in 1784 he moved to Shaftsbury in Bennington Co, VT for 2 years then moved to Washington Co, NY for 10 years, then moved to Bristol in Addison Co, VT and his wid appl there 21 Nov 1838 aged 78, sol m Hannah Hewitt on 27 Mar 1782 at Stonington, CT and sol d 19 Apr 1836 at Bristol VT. (From Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, p.1681)

1796
The Baptist Church was organized in 1793, with it's first settled minister being Abner Bemis, in 1796. The Congregational church in Halifax was organized July 24, 1778 with Rev. David Goodall as pastor. (History of Halifax, by Rev. H. Eastman, excerpted at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/county/windham/halifax.html)
21 Apr 1796
Ephraim S(?) Raymond, now of Bristol, buys a lot to the right of Joseph Lawrence from Silas Hewit. (BrisDeeds, v. 1, p. 358.) Lawrence originally drew lot 47 in the 1st division and lot 5 in the 2nd division; I can't tell which lot Ephraim buys in this instance.
1796 Paul Raymond, Jr. b. in Bristol, son of Paul. (No source.) If Paul Jr. was born on this date, it may not have been in Bristol.
6 Sep 1796

Ephraim I(?) Raymond admitted a freeman in Bristol. (BrisTown, vol. 1, p. 134.)

28 Sep. 1796 Joseph Raymont of Warren buys land in Warren, Addison, Vermont from Samuel Lard of Warren (MidDeed, vol. 2, p. 365.)
11 Oct 1796
Ephraim Raymond buys lot 54, 2nd division from B. Griswold of New Haven, Addison, Vermont on 11 Oct. 1796. (BrisDeeds, v. 1, p. 367.)
1790s
"Among the early settlers [of Whitingham] and those prominent in business and town affairs, near the close of the last century, were Nathan GREEN, James ROBERTS, Jabez FOSTER, Amasa SHUMWAY, David EAMES, James REED, Reuben LAMPHEAR, Francis PORTER, Amos GREEN, Calvin MUNN, Jonathan HALL, Baxter HALL, Reuben BROWN, Amos BROWN, Joshua COLEMAN, Samuel DAY, Ambrose STONE, Samuel PARKER, David JILLSON, William GOODNOW, Jesse HULL, John ROBERTS, Samuel PRESTON, Isaac CHASE , Joshua NEWELL, Abraham CHASE, Abiather WINN, Levi BOYD, Martin STICKNEY, Abel B. WILDER, Eli HIGLEY, Jeremiah KINGSBURY, Samuel MARTIIN, Hezekiah MURDOCK, Thomas NELSON and many others." (Whiting. Emphasis added.)

Bristol, Addison, Vermont Go to Top

Date
Event
2 Feb 1797 Paul Raymond of Bristol, Addison, Vermont buys lot 30, 2nd division from Smith & Springer of New Haven, Addison, Vermont. (BrisDeeds, v. 1, p. 392.) This is the earliest record we have of Paul being in Bristol. Paul is listed as already "of Bristol." Maybe there are missing deeds. Or maybe he was living with friends or relatives.

Paul's choice of lot 30 is an interesting one, as it lays on the top of Bald Hill. However, "the early settlers first cleared the upper slopes because morning fog tended to envelop the valleys in white cocoons while the uplands were basking in sunlight." (Vermont, A Bicentennial History, Charles T. Morrissey, 1981, p. 5.) Perhaps clearing the trees from the top led settlers to call this, "Bald Hill." (See the map below, or see "Bristol, Vermont Proprietors' Grants," for a map of the original proprietors lots of Bristol.)
24 Sep 1797

Joshua Raymond of Dorset, Bennington, Vermont buys 1st Div. Lot #17 from Joseph Paddcock of Dorset. (BrisDeeds, v. 1, p. 456.) Is Joshua related to Paul? Might Joshua Raymond be related to the Joseph Raymont who had Pocock lots surveyed in 1785?

7? Dec 1797 John Raymond of Warren, Addison, Vermont, yeoman sells to Joel Whitney of Westminster, Worchester, Massachusetts, yeoman a tract of land in Warren, Addison, Vermont. (MidDeed, vol. 2. p. 403?) Could John Raymond of Warren have connections to Paul of Bristol? Warren is immediately adjacent to the East of Lincoln, Addison, Vermont.
11 May 1798
Timothy Chase, hatter of Colrain, buys land of Jabez Edwards of Leyden. The land was "a certain parcel or tract of land lying and being in Leyden aforesaid and is part of lots No. 52, No 53, and No 54 in the second division of land in Bernardston Gore, so called and is delineated as follows (viz); beginning at the south west corner of lot No 52 standing on the east bank of the Green River so called; thence easterly on the south line of said lot No 52 to a brook running through said lot; thence up said brook to the place where it intersects the north line of lot No 54; thence westerly on said north line of lot No 54 to the bank of Green river; thence down said river to the first mentioned bounds containing 45 acres, be the same more or less." The deed was recorded on 30 Apr 1804.(Franklin Co. MA deeds, vol 19, pg 371 as quoted by Stuart Thro.) Timothy turns around, sells the land eight months later, and buys land in Bristol.
7 Jan 1799
Timothy Chase of Colrain sold the land bought on 11 May 1798 to William Denison, yoeman of Colrain. Timothy and wife Sarah both signed this deed. Both the buy and sell of this property were recorded on 30 Apr 1804. (Franklin Co. MA deeds, vol 19, pg 370 as quoted by Stuart Thro.)
30 Jan 1799
Paul Raymond witnesses the deed wherein Timothy Chase of Colrain, county of Hampshire, Massachusetts buys the 100 acre 2nd division lot 34 from Noah Sturtevant. (BrisDeeds, v. 2, p. 385.) This is the first mention of Timothy Chase I know of in Bristol.
21 June 1799
Henry Chase of Starksborough, Addison, Vermont buys 30 acres of the 2nd div. lot 15 from James Ketch. Ephraim and Ruth Raymond also came from Starksborough and also bought land in this same lot in 1795. (BrisDeeds, v. 2, p. 236.) On 20 September 1799, Henry buys another 30 acres in lot 15. (BrisDeeds, v. 2, p. 237.) On 3 May 1804, Henry Chase, still of Starksborough, buys another 10 acres from Nathan Brown. (BrisDeeds, v. 3, p. 36.)

As the 2nd div. lot 15 shares a border with Starksborough township, perhaps Henry Chase and Ephraim Raymond also owned land nearby in Starksborough.

1797-
1799

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ...
in 1797-98, Justin Eastman, Noah Holcomb, Johnson Allen, John Jewell and Stephen Scott; in 1799, Oliver Drake, John Bunn, Obadiah Beal, David Copeland and Samuel Murdock." (HisAdd, p. 402.)

4 August 1800

1800 U.S. Census Go to Top
The census shows Paul Raymond's household in Bristol, Addison, Vermont consisting of:
three boys age 0 to 10 (Paul Jr. is 4, Lemuel is 6, and Pearis is 10),
one man 26-45 ( Paul is 30-35),
and one woman 26-45 (Rebecca is 30-35).
When did Paul get married? What is Rebecca's maiden name?

Location Head of family Free white males
Free white females
Other free Slaves Notes
Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over
Raymonds in Bristol, Addison, Vermont
Bristol, Addison, Vermont (p. 118) Paul Raymond 3

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View census image on Ancestry.com Paul is listed next to Tim'y Chase and Isaac & David Isam [Isham]. Stuart tells me the Ishams seem to have come from Colchester Twp, New London, CT.
Other Raymonds in Vermont
Warren, Addison, VT Joseph Raymond


2

2
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Dorset, Bennington, VT Joshua Raymond 1 1
1

2 0 1
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Stamford, Bennington, VT Elisha Raymond 3
3 1 1
3 1
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Newbury, Orange, VT Jos. Raymond 2

0 1



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Halifax, Windham, VT Benjamin Raymond 2

1

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1
1
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Hartford, Windsor, VT Liberty Raymond 1 1 1 1



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Pomfret, Windsor, VT James Raymond



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James was born in Middleboro, 6 Aug. 1732, son of Thomas Raymond and Mary/Martha Coombs.

Pomfret, Windsor, VT James Raymond Jun. 3

1

1 1
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Pomfret, Windsor, VT Phinehas Raymond 5

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B. in Middleboro, MA, 20 Mar. 1765, son of James Raymond; married in March 1791 to Deborah Vaughn (b. 27 Mar. 1771, d. 19 Apr. 1844).
Woodstock, Windsor, VT George Raymond 1

1

1
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Woodstock, Windsor, VT James Raymond 3

1

1 1
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Lives close to Timmons/Simmons.
Woodstock, Windsor, VT John Raymond 2 1
1

5 2
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Woodstock, Windsor, VT Samuel Raymond

1
1

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Samuel or Lemuel?
Woodstock, Windsor, VT Sylvanus Raymond
3

1

1
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Woodstock, Windsor, VT William Raymond
1 1
1


1
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George & William listed adjacent.
Location Head of family Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over
Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over
Other free Slaves Notes
Other Paul Raymonds nationwide
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT Paul Raymond
1 1
1
1 2 1
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Richmond, Berkshire, MA Paul Raymond 1 1

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3
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Winchendon, Worcester, MA Paul Raymond 2 1 2 1 1
2 2 1 1 1


Is this the Paul born in Athol, Worcester,
MA 29-Oct-1780? Check the family members shown in both censuses.
All Ephraim Raymonds nationwide
Norton, Bristol, MA Ephraim Raymond 1
2 1

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Bedford, Westchester, NY Ephraim Raymond 0 0 0 0 1
0 1 2 0 1


Lots of Raymonds in Bedford.


































Simeon Pearce
Poultney, Rutland, Vermont (p. 190)
Pearce Simeon
1
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Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Simeon Peirce
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Lots of Peirce and Parris in town.
"
Joshua Raymond



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Samuel Raymond


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Amos Raymond


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Abraham Simmons
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James Raymond of Pomfret: "Born in Middleboro, Massachusetts, 6 Aug. 1732, was a son of Thomas and Mary (Coombs) Raymond. He married Martha Coombs and removed to Pomfret about 1794. The first ancestor in America of this family was John Raymond, who came from Essex County, England, and settled in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1662. James Raymond's children were all born in Middleboro." Children include James Jr. (b. Apr. 1760), Phineas (b. 20 Mar. 1765), and Thomas (b. 23 Mar 1777). (Pomfret, pp. 561-562.)

Phineas Raymond, "born 20 Mar. 1765, the son of James Raymond, married in March, 1791, Deborah Vaughn, b. 27 Mar. 1771. She died 19 Apr. 1844. Other members of the Raymond family settled in Woodstock, Vermont." Children: David (b. 16 Apr. 1793), Azel (b. 15 Dec. 1794), Phineas (b. 28 Nov. 1796, d. 9 May 1818), Frederick, b. 11 Dec. 1798), Cephas (b. 6 Nov. 1801), Ebenezer H. (b. 14 Apr. 1804). (Pomfret, p. 562.)

Revolutionary war pension files shed light on John Raymond of Woodstock: "John, Priscilla, MA Line, W15228, BLW #11425-160-55, sol m Priscilla Cox 16 Mar 1786 both were of Middleborough MA, sol d 10 Mar 1804 at Woodstock VT & his wid appl there 21 Oct 1853 aged 87, sol's cousin Phinehas Raymond of Pomfret VT aged 88 made aff'dt that he lived near sol at Middleborugh[sic] MA before & during the Rev, wid appl for BLW 26 Mar 1855 & Susan Raymond & Sam'l M. Thomas were wit's to her BLW application, a Samuel W. Cobb (son of Elias Cobb) of Randolph VT aged 61 made aff'dt in 1853 & stated his father Elias Cobb d about 1838 & they had lived at Woodstock VT near the sol." (RevPen, vol. III, p. 2823.)

Revolutionary war records also mention Samuel, Sylvanus, and William Raymond. Samuel married Elizabeth Bumpus 25 February 1779. Both were of Middleborough, Massachusetts. Samuel served in the Revolutionary War in the Continental and Massachusetts lines. Samuel died in 1802 or 1803 in Woodstock. His widow applied for pension benefits 4 April 1839 from Hartland, Vermont at the age of 80. Sylvanus Raymond married Silence Thomas 23 May 1776. Both were of Middlebourgh [sic], Massachusetts. Sylvanus died 11 Jan 1819. His widow remarried Ichabod Hatch. Silence applied 1 August 1838 in Windsor county, Vermont at the age of 81. (RevPen, vol. III, p. 2824.)

William Raymond was born 2 July 1744 in Massachusetts, married Phebe Thomas, served as a private in the Revolutionary War, and died 20 September 1822 in Vermont. (DARPat, p. 2415.)

1800

"According to the [Bristol] town records these were added to, from time to time, by the arrival of the following, about in the order named: ...
in 1800 by Asaph Parmelee, David Isham, Sylvester Scott, Reuben Abram, Luther Eastman, Jonathan Allard, James McAllister, Abraham Wiley, James Ketch, Isaac Isham, Josiah Field, Andrew Tubbs, Benjamin Freelove, George Blanchard, Elisha Freeman, Jesse Hanford, Artemas Parmelee, Richard Andrews, Gershom Hall, James Douglass, Joseph Myrrick, Eleazur Richardson, Enos Soper, Henry Soper, A. B. Sumner and Paris Miller, and doubtless others." (HisAdd, p. 406.)

1801
The Lincoln Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends was established in 1801 by Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting. (OLUCWorldCat) Were the Chases Quakers? I don't believe the Raymonds were.
7 Sep 1802

Paul Raymond and Timothy Chase admitted freemen in Bristol. [Insert photo of town record.] (BrisTown, vol. 1, p. 166.) The Raymond and Chase families have several connections that I'll add as time permits.

Paul Raymond located in the eastern part of the town, where he was a resident for many years. (HisAdd, p. 406.)

18 May 1804
Timothy Chase sells to Nathan Hastings of Leyden, Hampshire, Massachusetts a part of 2nd div. lot 34 and the south half (50 acres) of lot 33. (INSERT-REFERENCE.) While we haven't found the deed wherein Timothy buys the land in lot 33, this deed shows that he, indeed, owned land next to Paul Raymond in lot 30. (Although the deed on p. 468 says Timothy acquired the land the same day he sold it?) Note that Hastings is from Leyden, the same area that the Chase family moved from.
1st Monday in
August 1810

1810 U.S. Census Go to Top
The Bristol, Addison, Vermont census (p. 25A View census image on Ancestry.com) lists for the Paul Raymond household:
2 boys ages 10-16 (Paul Jr. is 14 and Lemuel is 16),
1 male aged 16-26 (Pearis is 20),
1 male aged 26-45 (Paul is 40-45), and
1 female aged 26-45 (Paul's wife is 40-45).

1813
"The Lincoln Preparative Meeting [dependent branch congregation?] of the Society of Friends became a part of the Starksborough Monthly Meeting [congregation?] in 1813. The last record of this meeting is from 1871, and it was laid down [dissolved?] before 1884." (OLUCWorldCat)

"Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting was established as a monthly meeting in 1801 by Easton Quarterly Meeting. In 1804, the Quarterly Meeting discontinued the monthly meeting at Ferrisburgh and replaced it with a monthly meeting to be held at Monkton. Eleven years later, in 1815, Monkton Monthly Meeting was divided into two monthly meetings, one to be called Ferrisburgh, including the members of the preparative meetings at Monkton and Ferrisburgh, and one to be named Starksborough, including the members of Starksborough, Lincoln, and Montpelier. Ferrisburgh Monthly Meeting was further divided into Hicksite and Orthodox branches after the Separation of 1828." (OLUCWorldCat)
12 April 1814
Peris Raymond serves in the War of 1812 as a private in Sumner's Regiment, Vermont Militia. (Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812. United States Adjutant General's Office. 1965. National Archives microfilm publications : M0602. FHL Films 882519-882752. Film 882689: Rand - Raz.)

"The earliest direct reference to Perez exists in a [compiled] military service record [CMSR] on file in the National Archives. This record indicates that Perez served briefly during the War of 1812, and that he was a private in Captain William C. Munson's Company in the Regiment of the Vermont Militia commanded by Col. William B. Sumner. Perez and his brother Paul both served from the 12th to the 27th of April 1814. The record indicates that the place of rendezvous was 12 miles from the Raymond residence. The rendezvous was probably at Vergennes, Addison Co., Vermont where a small American fleet of 14 ships was being built to stop the British advance down Lake Champlain. (Under the command of Lt. Thomas Macdonough, this mini-flotilla decimated a superior British fleet at Plattsburg, N.Y. on 14 September 1814. This decisive battle essentially ended all further threat of invasion from the North.) The Raymond boys were not involved in the Battle of Plattsburg, but were very likely involved in 'launching the fleet' upon Lake Champlain." (Email from Stuart Thro to Robert Raymond, March 19, 2002.)

Shown below are the CMSRs for Pearis and his brother, Paul. (The notes portions and the extractor's signatures are left off.) Note the phonetic spelling of names Peras and Peris, Raymond and Ramond. The first two are from the 14 April 1814 muster roll. The next two are from the Plattsburgh 8 April 1815 muster roll and show the term of service. Note the extractor's mistake transcibing Paul's name from the Plattsburgh muster roll. One can imagine as shown in the animated fifth image, how "Paul" could be transcribed as "Rurl."

War of 1812 Muster Record, Peras Raymond War of 1812 Muster Record, Paul Ramond Jun.r
Term of service, Peris Raymond Term of service, Paul Ramond Jr. Paul could easily be transcribed as Rurl
(Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations: War of 1812, Created by War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Record and Pension Office. Covering dates 1812-1815. Control Number NWCTB-94-R&POPI17E510. Record Group #94. Series R&POPI17E510.   Note: Jackets show name of soldier, organization, and rank, and contain cards on which information relating to the individual obtained from muster rolls, pay rolls, and various other original records has been copied. Vermont State, Sumner's Regiment, Captain William C. Munson, 1812. Request copies from Old Military and Civil Records (NWCTB), National Archives Building, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408 PHONE: 202-501-5385 FAX: 202-208-1903.)

More on Compiled Military Service Records

The War Department compiled the CMSRs from the original muster rolls and other records some years after the war to permit more rapid and efficient checking of military and medical records in connection with claims for pensions and other veterans' benefits. The abstracts were so carefully prepared that it is rarely necessary to consult the original muster rolls and other records from which they were made. When the War Department created CMSRs at the turn of the century, information from company muster rolls, regimental returns, descriptive books, hospital rolls, and other records was copied verbatim onto cards. A separate card was prepared each time an individual name appeared on a document. These cards were all numbered on the back, and these numbers were entered onto the outside jacket containing the cards. The numbers on the jacket correspond with the numbers on the cards within the jacket. The War Department used these numbers for control purposes while the CMSRs were being created and the numbers do not refer to other records regarding a veteran nor are they useful for reference purposes today.

Each volunteer soldier has one Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for each regiment in which he served. If he served in more than one company in the same regiment, all of that service should be in one file. The CMSR contains basic information about the soldier's military career. The CMSR is an envelope (a jacket) containing one or more cards. These cards typically indicate that the soldier was present or absent during a certain period of time. Other cards may indicate the date of enlistment and discharge, amount of bounty paid him and other information such as wounds received during battle or hospitalization for injury or illness. The soldier's place of birth may be indicated; if foreign born; only the country of birth is stated. The CMSR may contain an internal jacket for so-called "personal papers" of various kinds. These may include a copy of the soldier's enlistment paper; papers relating to his capture and release as a prisoner of war, or a statement that he had no personal property with him when he died. Note, however, that the CMSR rarely indicates battles in which a soldier fought. That information must be derived from other sources. A CMSR is as complete as the surviving records of an individual soldier or his unit. (http://www.genealogy-geneology.net/civial-war-index.html.)
6 June 1815
Military returns show Paul Raymond Jr served under Solomon Drake, Captain. (Bristol Town Records, Vols. 4-3, 1790-1974, p. 44. Vermont State Records office, Middlesex, Vermont, Microfilm #8097.)
6 Jan 1816
Sisson Chase and Dorothy Hinsdale publish intention to marry, Greenfield, MA. (Check Greenfield, MA Vital Records and track original source.) FHL AF states wife's name as Machinsdale.
Summer 1816
1816 is known as the "year without a summer" or "Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death." It snowed June 6th through the 8th. By that time there was a foot of white on the ground in Montpelier. Many crops and leaves on trees were killed. Birds perished and newly shorn sheep froze to death. Ice was an inch-thick on ponds. July was dry as a bone in Vermont. A frost on August 21st killed the beans, potatoes, and corn and the mountains got snow. By September, frost had killed the corn well south into Massachusetts. Vermont passed the summer without rain and forest fires filled the air with acrid smoke and darkness. Another killing frost struck the final blow on the 10th, wiping out whatever had managed to survive to that point. In the coming winter cattle starved for lack of hay. Settlers traded maple syrup for fish, which became a staple diet. Boiled wild foods and procupines also sustained many. (http://www.virtualvermont.com/history/1816.html)
10 Oct 1816 Perez Raymond of Bristol buys 2nd division lot 29 (the Second Division Lot to the right of Albert Baker), from John Bush for $420. (BrisDeeds, Vol. 5, p. 88.) The lot is situated on the top of Bald Hill, just north of his father's lot. Six months later he will sell it to Paul Raymond Sr.
30 April 1817 Six months after buying it, Perez Raymond of Bristol sells 2nd division lot 29 (the Second Division Lot to the right of Albert Baker), to Paul Raymond [Sr.] of Bristol for the same amount he paid for it, $420. (BrisDeeds, Vol. 5, p. 186.) In December of 1821 Peris will buy 70 acres back, 30 acres having been deeded to Paul Raymond, Jr.
26 June 1818 Peris Raymond of Bristol buys 1st division lot 88 (the first division lot to the right of William Field, Jr.) from John Wilkinson for $850. (BrisDeeds, Vol. 5, p. 301.)

"On 26 June 1818, Perez acquired 90 acres (lot #88 of the 1st division; Bk. [5], Pg. 301) of property on the Northwest side of town. This property was purchased from John Wilkinson (Lemuel Raymond's future father-in-law). This land is relatively flat and certainly very desirable for farming - and indeed, it is farmed to this day. Perez apparently lived on this property until 1826[Vol. 6, p. 464]. On 2 February 1824, Perez and Lemuel Raymond jointly bought an adjacent 90 acre lot (Bk. 6, Pg. [170]). And finally, on 28 February 1826, Perez sold all of this property to Lemuel and relocated to the neighboring town of Lincoln." (Email from Stuart Thro to Robert Raymond, March 19, 2002.)
Aug 1818
Isaac Chase marries Phoebe Ogden in Sparta, Livingston county, NY. Isaac went to New York when still a young man and married Phoebe Ogden (Ross).  They settled in Sparta, Livingston Co, NY.  Isaac was a miller.  He moved to Nauvoo, IL with the Mormons in 1840 and, when they were in dire straights for funds, Isaac returned to NY and sold his property there, giving the proceeds to John? Smith on his return.  Isaac had a farm some six miles north of Nauvoo that he worked until the Mormons were expelled in the spring of 1846.  He went to Winter Quarters in Iowa in the spring of 1847, and arrived at Salt Lake on 20 Sept 1847 - part of the first wave.  Isaac seems to have been one of the leaders of the movement, having been a strong financial contributor and a key man and respected tradesman in the new colony.  President Brigham Young married Isaac's stepdaughter Clarissa, a daughter of Isaac Chase's wife by a previous marriage. (Stuart Thro's notes from an LDS microfilm.)

It seems that Raymonds and Chases were often millers. Could Pearis or his wife have any Sparta, Livingston, NY connections? Would the deed when Isaac sells his farm be worth finding? Is there any significance to the stepdaughter's name, Clarissa?
1 June 1819
Peris Raymond and Paul Raymond Jr. appear for military training under John Bush, Captain. Bush testifies to this on 19 June 1819, listing both in military returns of those not equipped. (Bristol Town Records, Vols. 4-3, 1790-1974, p. 130. Vermont State Records office, Middlesex, Vermont, Microfilm #8097. Page 118 also mentions Paul or Perez RAYMOND.)
7 June 1819 Paul Raymond Jr. of Bristol buys land from Oliver W. Burnham. (BrisDeed - Vol. 5, p. 402.)
August 1820

1820 U.S. Census Go to Top
Census data from Addison County, Vermont shows:

City Head of family Free white males Free white females Foreigners not naturalized Agri-culture Com-merce Manufac-turers Free Colored Slaves Notes
Under 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 45 and over Under 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 and over
Bristol Pearis Raymond



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1

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p. 69 View census image on Ancestry.com
Bristol Paul Raymond


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p. 49 View census image on Ancestry.com
Warren Ebenezer Raymond 3 1

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p. 100

Pearis Raymond is 30, a farmer, and has married a woman between 26 and 45 years of age (Rebecca PEARCE). Some records show Alonzo Raymond's birth year as 1820, but he is not shown in the census. Either he was born in 1821, or the census was taken prior to his birth in 1820 (which was known to happen).

Paul Raymond and his wife are now 50 to 55. Pearis has left the household. Lemuel is 26, Paul Jr. is 24. Who is the 3rd male age 16 to 26? Four in the household are farmers.

It is not known if or how Ebenezer Raymond in Warren is related.

20 Sep 1820 Paul Raymond Jr. of Bristol sells two plots of land to Paul Raymond of Bristol. (BrisDeeds, v. 5, pp. 522, 526.) Map of Bristol lots
14 Feb 1821 A. P. [Alonzo Pearis] Raymond b. in Bristol, Vermont, son of Pearis and Rebecca Raymond. (APRaym, patriarchal blessing of 1845.)
3 Dec 1821 Peris Raymond of Bristol buys land from Paul Raymond of Bristol. The second division lot drawn to the right of Albert Baker (lot 29 - see deed of 10 Oct 1816) save 30 acres off the west end already deeded to Paul Raymond Jr. (BrisDeeds, v. 5, p. 640.)
7 Dec 1821 Lemuel Raymond of Bristol buys land from Paul Raymond of Bristol. Deed recorded 2 March 1822. (BrisDeeds, v. 5, p. 658.)
1823 Saritta A. Raymond b. about 1823 in Addison Co., Vt., dau. of Pearis. (Alonzo85, film 177839, p. 405.)
26 Mar 1824 William Wallace Raymond b. in Bristol, son of Pearis. (No Source)
18 Nov 1824 Southeastern part of Bristol set off to Lincoln. The following second division lots became part of Lincoln: 22-23, 26-63. The RAYMOND property in 26, 29, and 30 was included.
1825 The Society of Friends "Creek Preparative Meeting was established in 1825 in Bristol, Vermont, as a part of Starksborough Monthly Meeting. The Hicksite branch was laid down in 1828. The Orthodox branch was laid down in 1842, and members were attached to Lincoln Preparative Meeting." (OLUCWorldCat)

The Creek Preparative Meeting House (later known as the South Starksboro Friends Meeting House) was added to the National Historic Register of Historic places in 1985. The meeting house and cemetery is located on Dan Sargent Rd. in Starksboro, just barely across the Starksboro line from Bristol lot 16 of the 2nd division. The building was significant from 1825 to 1849. It is still privately owned and used for funerary and religious purposes. (www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com)
abt. 1825 Nelson Raymond b. in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, son of Pearis. (Alonzo85, film 177839, p. 404.)
9 Feb 1826 Lemuel Raymond marries Laura Wilkinson. (BrisEarly, p. 86.) Leonard [sic] Raymond marries Lucy [sic]Wilkinson. Sawyer also records the 1844 marriage of a Betsey Pierce; interesting because it shows the presence of Pierce's in town. (Sawyer, p. 20.)
18 April 1826 Paul Raymond and his wife Rebecca Raymond lease for one dollar a year the farm where Paul Raymond, Jr. is living. The farm is a tract of land formerly of Bristol but now in Lincoln, the whole of the 2nd division lot No. 30 and 30 acres off the west end of lot No. 29. The lease is witnessed by Lemuel Raymond and Pearis Raymond. (LincDeeds, vol. 4, pp. 257-258.)
May 1826 Oscar P Raymond b. in Lincoln, son of Pearis.
20 Feb 1827 Abigail S. Raymond, daughter of P[earis]. & R. Raymond, dies at age of 4 and is buried in Briggs Hill cemetery. (BrisDeath)
14 Mar 1827 Oscar P. Raymond, son of P[earis]. & R. Raymond, dies at age of 10 and is buried in Briggs Hill cemetery. (BrisDeath)
6 Oct. 1827 Peris Raymond of Lincoln makes a five year lease for the 100 acre farm in Lincoln, formerly of Bristol, that Paul Raymond and Paul Raymond, Jr. live on. Stephen Pierce witnessed. (LincDeeds, vol. 4, p. 255.)
1 April 1828 Pearis Raymond of Lincoln buys the 2nd div. lot No. 26, formerly of Bristol and now of Lincoln, from Nicholas Batty of Monkton. Rebecca Raymond witnesses. (LincDeeds, vol. 4, p. 253.)
17 May 1828 Periz/Peris Raymond of Lincoln buys from Paul Raymond, Jr. of Lincoln the whole 2nd div. lot in Lincoln (formerly of Bristol) No. 30 and 30 acres off the west end of lot No. 29. Excepts two leases previously given on the property. One was for five years to Periz Raymond. The other was for the term of their lives to Paul and Rebecca Raymond. (LincDeed, vol. 4, pp. 277-278.)
8 Nov. 1828 Periz Raymond of Lincoln buys from Paul Raymond of Lincoln the same lot bought from Paul Raymond, Jr. on 17-May-1828. (LincDeed, vol. 4, pp. 278-279.)
1 June 1830

1830 U.S. Census Go to Top
Census data from Addison County, Vermont:

City Head of family Free white males Free white females Slaves Free
colored
Foreigners
not
naturalized
Notes
<5 5-
10
10-
15
15-
20
20-
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30-
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40-
50
50-
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60-
70
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80
80-
90
90-
100
>
100
<5 5-
10
10-
15
15-
20
20-
30
30-
40
40-
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50-
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80
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90-
100
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100
Bristol Lemuel Rayment



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Bristol Paul Raiment




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p. 288 View census image on Ancestry.com
Hancock Joshua Raymint
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1 1 1


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p. 276 View census image on Ancestry.com
Lincoln Paris Raymont 1 2


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2

1 1

1





p. 244 View census image on Ancestry.com

Lemuel is 36.
Paul Sr. and his wife are 60 to 65 years old. Paul Jr. is 34 and unmarried.
It is not known how or if Joshua Raymond is related.
Pearis is about 40. Alonzo is about 10. Wallace is 6. Nelson is about 5. Who is the 70-80 year old woman? Elizabeth Simmons? Rebecca is 38. Who is the 40-50 year old woman? A sister to Rebecca? Who are the two 10-15 year old girls? Nieces?

July 1830 "The Freshet of 1830" was a large flood that destroyed farms, mills, bridges, and homes in Addison county.
18 Mar 1831 Clarinda G. Raymond b. in Lincoln, dau. of Pearis. (Alonzo85, film 177955, p. 164A.) Compiled genealogies specify the name as "Clarinda C.", but this record definately says "G."
1832
Thurston and James Chase and others built the 4th forge in Bristol, which was located on the stream called Baldwin’s Creek. “This stream of water was never quite sufficient for the purpose of manufacturing iron, especially in a dry time. But it was prudently managed for the time it was in operation. Philo S. Warner Esq. purchased one half and he and Thurstin Chase ran it for a few years together and made it profitable, but it is now [ca. 1850] gone to decay and not used.” (Check if History of Addison County is the source.)

Note that Baldwin Creek runs alongside the block of Chase/Raymond properties. It is likely that members of both families learned the craft of milling, as some descendents are known to practice the trade in later years.
Oct 1833
Timothy Chase dies.(Check source in Munsill, p. 96.)
9 Jan 1835 Louisa Elizabeth Raymond b. in Lincoln, dau. of Pearis. (No source.)
Abt. 1839 According to Alonzo, Paul Raymond dies about this time. (Alonzo85, 177839, p. 404.) But the 1840 census shows he's still alive in 1840. I assume he dies soon after the census is taken.
1 June 1840

1840 U.S. Census Go to Top
Census data from Addison County, Vermont:

City Head of family Free white males Free white females Total Agri-
culture
Notes
<5 5-
10
10-
15
15-
20
20-
30
30-
40
40-
50
50-
60
60-
70
70-
80
80-
90
90-
100
>
100
<5 5-
10
10-
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15-
20
20-
30
30-
40
40-
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50-
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100
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100
Bridport Frances Raymond 1
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Bristol Paul Raymond Jr.





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1 1p. 14 View census image on Ancestry.com
Bristol Lemuel Raymond
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5 1p. 18 View census image on Ancestry.com
Lincoln Paul/[P]erez Raymond


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1
1




2



1

1


8 1p. 93 View census image on Ancestry.com

Perez and Paul share one line of census

- Paul Jr. is 44 and unmarried. Since the last census, Paul Sr. has moved from his house to Pearis ' house.
- Lemuel is 46.
- Paul Sr. is 70. Pearis is about 50. Alonzo is 19, Wallace is 16, and Nelson is about 15. Only two of these three are at home; Alonzo must already have left Bristol. Paul Sr.'s wife or another female is 70 to 75 years old. Rebecca is 48. Clarinda is 9. Louisa Elizabeth is 5.

It can be seen in the detail from the census form to the right that the letters "erez" were written above Paul's name on the census form. Presumably, the census taker first listed Paul (aged 70) as head of household, but decided later that Perez (aged 50) was the functional head-of-household. I also presume that this census entry is the source for those that give Paul 's name as "Paul Perez Raymond."

What relation, if any, Frances Raymond has to our Raymonds is not known.

Alonzo Raymonds nationwide
Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin - This is not our Alonzo, as this one remains in Fond Du Lac county in 1850 and 1860 censuses.

Simeon Perces nationwide
Weesaw, Berrien, Michigan

1840

Sisson Chase, a missionary of the newly established Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (hereafter, "Church of Jesus Christ"), arrived in Lincoln. He converted many members in that area, including Francillo and Mariam Durfee, Josephus and Melinda Hatch (Melinda was Francillo's sister), several members of Josephus' family, Lucina Roberts (the daughter of Francillo's oldest sister Polly), Royal and William R. Durfee (sons of Francillo's brother Jedediah). (Durfee).

"Josephus Hatch lived upon the farm now owned by Charles C. Dunshee. His son Jerry, a graduate of Middlebury College, became a Mormon priest." (HisAdd, p. 406.)

7 Nov 1840 "A conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is held in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont. Elder Pelatiah Brown was chosen to preside over the conference and J. S. Gleason, secretary. President Brown opened the conference with a short lecture and prayer, after which Brother H. Hatch, J. Houston, B. Miller were set apart for the ministry by the voice of the Conference. They were ordained elders, Brother A. Smith was ordained a Priest, and Brother S. Chase was ordained a Deacon. Brother S. C. Chase [or S. A. Chase?] was chosen by the voice of the Conference to preside over the Lincoln Branch of the church. " (Mission, pp. 144-145.)
5 June 1841 Francillo Durfee was ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood by Sisson Chase. (Durfee)
August 1842

The Hatch family of Lincoln, Addison, Vermont moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. (Pioneer, p. unknown.) In the summer of 1842, Sisson Chase led the "Vermont Party" of newly converted members of the Church of Jesus Christ to Nauvoo, Illinois. (Durfee)

18 April 1851
Alanzo Pearis Raymond is born in Bristol, VT. He marries Alice Mott in 1877 and lives in New York until 1891 when he and his family move to Illinois. In 1898 they move to Wisconsin, residing in Greenwood. After his wife dies in 1915, he spends most of his time in Oregon until 1928 when he moves in with his daughter in Owen, Wis. He dies 13 June 1930 and is interred in the Greenwood cemetery. ("Alanzo Pearis Raymond (1851-1930)", RootsWeb WICLARK-L Message Board Archives, message from Janet Schwarze posted 27 May 2000. Available online as of 20-Dec-2001.)

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Abbreviations used in the sources:
Church of Jesus Christ - short for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Also called the "Mormons."
FHL - Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
IGI - International Genealogy Index, published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Online at www.familysearch.org.
LDS - short for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Also called "the Mormons."

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