Biography of Benjamin Vantine
Grand Isle County, VT Biographies





Vantine, Benjamin, a native of Germany, came to New York city with his brother, where they separated, Benjamin coming to Grand Isle, Vt., and from there to Chazy, N. Y., soon after the war of the Revolution, and among the early settlers. He cleared a fine farm, and with his sons, David and John, served in the War of 1812, at Plattsburgh and Sackett,s Harbor. The British encamped on Mr. Vantine's farm, where they remained for several days on their way to Plattsburgh, and he never received payment for the supplies they bought of him. He died in 1825 at the age of ninety three. His wife, Polly, bore him nine children: David, John, Joseph, Emanuel, Peter, Lizzie, Catherine, Dorcas, and Polly. Joseph was born in Grand Isle, Vt., and died in Chazy, N. Y. He married Sophronia Newman, of Milton, Vt., daughter of John and Huldah Newman, and his children are Jane, Catherine, Alvira, Anne E., Mary, George, and Peter. The latter was born at Chazy, N. Y., April 24, 1829, and married, first, Mrs. Leticia Bowles, daughter of Henry and Nancy Greggs and his children by her were Hardy and Wyman. His second marriage was with Mrs. Phebe Sowles, daughter of Richard and Locina (Darby) Manning, March 18, 1869, who bore him one daughter, Lillie M. Mrs. Vantines first husband was Charles Sowles, whom she married December 3, 1850. He died August 22, 1867. Their children were Edwin E., James, Frank H., Ira C., and Milford. Peter Vantine has been postmaster of Alburgh, Vt., for twenty two years.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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