Biography of Silas Beach
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Beach, Silas, Westford, was born and passed his early life in Connecticut, and came to Williston, Vt., some years prior to 1796. The same year he settled in Westford, Vt. He had a family of fourteen children, all of whom grew to maturity and married. The oldest of these children was Warren, who was born in 1765, and the youngest was Belinda, who was born in 1791. Therefore none of them are natives of this town, neither did all of them live in this town. Truman, the fifth child, came to this town with his family in 1796. He married Hannah Seeley, by whom he had a family of six children: Benjamin, who is now living, at the advanced age of eighty six years, Silas S., Truman G., John S., Hannah L., and Amira P. Of these children, Benjamin F. and John are the only ones now living. Benjamin F. married Harriet Drury, and by her had a family of six children: Emeline, George, Edgar A., Truman, Hannah, and Henry. George married Sarah C. Rice, and by her had a family of three children. George Beach represented his town in the Legislature, and is in every way a representative and respected man of his town, and is held in esteem by his fellow townsmen and all who know him. Silas Beach, the pioneer, was killed by a falling tree on the 4th day of July, 1796, and was buried in the cemetery at "the hollow," this being the first adult burial there.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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