Biography of Samuel J. Gardner
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Gardner, Samuel J., Pownal, was born where A. B. Gardner now resides, and where his grandfather, George Gardner, settled in 1765, coming from Rhode Island. His grandfather, Abraham, and his father, David, were born here. David married Eunice Wright, a daughter of Solomon and Eunice (Jewett) Wright, of Bennington. Four generations have been born on the old homestead. Samuel is engaged in farming, and now owns three hundred acres. He has been selectman, lister, town representative, and side judge. He was married in September, 1857, to Jeanette L. Merchant. They have had a family of three children: Marcus M, of Illinois; John W., and Abraham B., who married Audria M. Bates, a daughter of D. F. and Harriet E. (Stillman) Bates, of Pownal. They have had two children, Florence A. and Daniel F. Abraham represented his town in 1881. He now resides on the old homestead.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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