Biography of James S. Platt
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Platt, James S., Colchester, Winooski p. o., is a merchant and farmer, and was born in Milton, Vt., August 25, 1816. He was a son of Lemuel B. and Sarah (Clemens) Platt, who settled in Milton, Vt., in 1810, where Lemuel embarked in the mercantile and hotel business, which he conducted for many years. He was a native of New Milford, Conn., and was a son of Ephronetus Platt whose ancestors came from England and settled in Connecticut in colonial times. Lemuel B. Platt died February 7, 1837, aged sixty three years. His children who grew to maturity were Mary A., Ann E., Lemuel B., George K., Elects A., James S., Charlotte S., Helen, and Sarah. James S. Platt was born in Milton, Vt., and came to Colchester, Vt., in 1841, where he engaged in farming, a business which he has followed ever since. He is also largely interested in mercantile pursuits. He was married in 1840 to Fannie A. Munson, a daughter of William and Amy (Brownell) Munson, of Colchester, Vt. They have had six children born to them, Charlotte S., James C., Stanley M., Edward H., Ellen G., and George K. Mr. Platt has always taken an active part in all public affairs, holding nearly all the minor offices of the town. He was elected assistant county judge in 1882, and reelected in 1884. Politically he is a stanch Republican.

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


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