Biography of James Everts
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Everts, James, Colchester, Winooski p. o., proprietor of the Stevens House at Winooski, Vt., was born in Georgia, Vt., on July 28, 1823. He was a son of Jonathan T. and Elects (Wilcox) Evarts, who came from Connecticut, and were of English descent, and were among the early settlers of Georgia, Vt. His uncle, Jeremiah Evarts, is the father of William Evarts, senator from New York. Jonathan settled in Georgia, Vt., in 1787, and was one of the original proprietors of the township. James was reared in Georgia, Vt., where he engaged in farming up to 1881, when he removed to Burlington, Vt., and the same year settled in Winooski, Vt., and embarked in the hotel business, a business which he has carried on to the present time, and in which he has been very successful. He purchased the Stevens House in 1883. The building was built by Edwards and Stevens in 1867 and 1868, and is a three story brick. It is one of the best hotels in the county. James Evarts was married in 1851 to Lura A. Allen, a daughter of Abijah and Eunice (Grant) Allen, of Fairfield, Vt. They have had one child born to them, Allen J. Mrs. Everts was a niece of Heman Allen, late member of Congress.

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


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