Biography of Herman A. Post
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Post, Herman A., Hinesburg, was born in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1834. He has been selectman and is one of the leading farmers of his town and county. He is extensively engaged in the breeding of blooded and graded stock, the horses mostly of the Clydesdale breed and cattle of the Ayrshire and Holstein breeds. He has also dealt largely in all fine grades of sheep. His poultry yard should not pass unnoticed, though connected in its interest only as a pleasant pastime ; still he has a fine collection of many of the finest fowls. He enlisted in Company G., Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, on nine months' call in 1861 under Colonel Nichols, and served about eleven months, when he was discharged with his regiment He was married on December 1, 1857, to Anna Waite, a daughter of Rev. Archibald Waite, and was born in Fort Edward, N. Y., in 1836. They have had a family of three children born to them - Elbert W., Alice F. (married Henry Russell), and Frank M. Herman A. Post was a son of Alson H. and Marinda (McEwen) Post. She was born in Hinesburg, Vt., on May 31, 1802, and he was born in West Hampton, Mass., on September 23, 1793, and they were married on February 26, 1820. They had a family of seven children born to them, three of whom are now living - Charles C., Herman A., and Martha. Alson had by his first wife, Caroline (McEwin) Post, one daughter, Cordelia (now Mrs. Joseph Landon, deceased). Alson was a son of Deacon Oliver and Experience S. (Hoyt) Post, who were natives of West Hampton, Mass., and settled in this town in 1801. They had a family of seven children, all of whom went West but Alson, who was one of the most prominent men of his town.

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


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