|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1836|
Harriet Hamilton Washburn d. Dec. 9, 1836, age 24 (b. circa 1812), at Montpelier, VT, and is purportedly interred at Green Mount cemetery at Montpelier, VT. Her typed Montpelier cemetery record recorded in the Vermont Vital Town Records states her parents were "Asahel and 'Polly' Washburn."
On Oct. 17, 1836 of record at Montpelier, Harriet m. James Bidwell Scoville, with Harriet dying less than three months later. The same day that Harriet married, Ruth Emily Washburn, the known dau. of Col. Asahel Washburn and Dorothy 'Dolly' Hamilton, m. Rev. John Harris Redington at Montpelier. However, there is no reference within the Washburn family that Col. Washburn had a dau. Harriet. Ruth Emily (Washburn) Redington d. in Dec. 1839 leaving two infant children with Ruth's sister Mary Ann (Washburn) Pitkin of Burlington, VT naming her only dau. b. in Apr. 1840 as Harriet Emily Pitkin.
According to the history of Green Mount Cemetery, the cemetery's land was not purchased via private donations by the City of Montpelier until 1854, or 18 years after Harriett (Washburn) Scoville was purportedly interred there. Unless Harriet has an extant gravestone at Green Mount, presumably erected in memoriam after Green Mount was established, and her mother's typed name of "Polly" is a misreading from an inscribed "Dolly" on her gravestone, there is no direct proof Harriet was the daughter of Col. Asahel Washburn and Dorothy "Dolly" Hamilton. That both Col. Asahel and his wife "Dolly" are interred next to each other at Montpelier's Elm Street Cemetery also seems incongruent with Harriet being their child and interred at a different cemetery than her parents.
Unless proved otherwise the memorialist is reluctant to link Harriet Hamilton (Washburn) Scoville as a previously unrecognized child of Col. Asahel Washburn and Dorothy "Dolly" Hamilton.
Green Mount Cemetery
Created by: Don Blauvelt
Record added: Jan 08, 2013
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