Bottum, Nathan, Shaftsbury, (South Shaftsbury p. o.), was born opposite where he now resides, March 6, 1827.
He is engaged in farming, owning one hundred and thirty acres. He has served his township as justice of the peace
for about eighteen years, and is now treasurer and has been for the past ten years. His parents were Nathan H.
and Peace (Huntington) Bottum who natives of this township. Elijah Bottum and his family came to this township
from Norwich, Conn., in 1767. Simon Bottum, Nathan's grandfather, was then seven years old. Nathan was married
December 19, 1855, to Frances S. Ranny. They bad one son George H., now a practicing physician in New York City.
Mrs. Bottum was a daughter of W. R. and Phoebes (Atwood) Ranny. Mr. Ranny was senator for three terms and a noted
physician of Windham county. Mr. Bottum married his second wife, Philena (Stratton) Barrett, widow of Alonzo Barrett
and daughter of Freeman and Thankful (Harrington) Stratton, on October 23, 1883. Mr. Bottum was county judge, and
has held almost all the offices in the gift of his town.
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
Bennington County, VT
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