Biography of Henry C. Root
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Root, Henry C., Charlotte, was born in Charlotte, Chittenden county, Vt., in 1830. He is an extensive and progressive farmer and is now engaged in the breeding of fine horses and graded cattle. He now owns the old Judge Newell place. He was lister of the town six years, selectman three terms, and held many more of the town offices. He was married in 1851 to Maria L. Wright, of Lawrence, St. Lawrence county, N. Y. She died in August, 1862, leaving a family of three children, Frederick H., Mary L., and William N. Henry C. then married his second wife, Mary P. Beers, of Charlotte, Vt., on September 2, 1863, and she died on July 11, 1885, leaving a family of two children, George H. and Cassius D. Henry C. Root was a son of Noble and Polly (Lowry) Root. They were born in Charlotte, Vt., and married at Vergennes, Vt., in 1823. They had four children born to them, two of whom are now living, George L. and Henry C. Noble was a son of Deacon Gad Root and Elizabeth (Loomus) Root, who were natives of Lanesborough, Mass., and settled in Charlotte. Vt., in 1798. They had a family of two children, Noble and Darwin. Gad was married twice. His second wife was a Miss Hal He died on October 19, 1843, leaving two children by his second wife, Loomus and Clemma.

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


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