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Windsor County, Vermont Probate Index, 1778-1899

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Re: Windsor County, Vermont Probate Index, 1778-1899

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Source: Windsor County Probate Index...
KNEELAND, Joseph - Residence Bethel - Hartford District - Guardian Youth - 1794, Vol 1

Source: Vermont Warnings Out, Vol 2: Southern Vermont, by Alden M. Rollins, CGRS
Hartford Town and Vital Records, Vol 2 (1802-1819): FHL 0028354
page 70
29 Sept 1807 KNEELAND, Joseph and family

Source: History of Hartford, Vermont, by William Howard Tucker (1889)
pg 22 mentions Edward KNEELAND as an early resident of Hartford Village
pg 123 mentions Joseph H KNEELAND, On March 25 1807 "Mr Lyman leased to Joseph H KNEELAND, a lot of land 29x40, with the privilege of using water sufficient to carry a carding machine, spinning and weaving, turning a lathe and a grinding stone. On the 26th of July, 1808, Mr KNEELAND deeded to the Hartford Manufacturing Company all his right, title and interest acquired by virtue of said lease."

page 123, footnote - "Incorporated November 7, 1807, by the General Assembly then in session in Woodstock. The corporators were Samuel HORR, Guy TRUMBULL, Joseph H. KNEELAND, Thomas HARTWELL, and Amos BUGBEE. The factory then standing on the leased ground was built by this corporation prior to the time KNEELAND made over his lease."

page 125 - Nail Manufactory
The manufacture of cut nails was carried out in White River village, on the south side of White river, in a building that stood near the east end of the saw mill, as early as the year 1800. The first recorded evidence that this business was carried on in this village at an early date, is found in Vol. 6 of the land records of the town, and is in the form of an agreement, of which the following is a true copy ---

"In consideration of David MATSON this day selling his buildings in which his nail mesheen stands to Absolom BALL, I hereby agree to let the said David have a privilege to set his nail mesheen in the under part of a building I am about to erect near the saw mill on the south side of White river as soon as the buildings shall be built, so it is practable erecting the same, and he is to have sufficient room for his nail mecheen and to work the same as long as the said David wishes personally to carry on the nail cutting business, &c."
also signed ABSOLOM BALL
Hartford, 25th March 1807

page 136 - listed among those as having been owners of a certain strip of land are...

Will let you know if I come across anything else.
Did the family stay in Hartford or migrate elsewhere?
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