Thomas Chittenden


Thomas Chittenden Famous memorial

Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Aug 1797 (aged 67)
Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13032484 View Source

1st Vermont Governor. After farming and serving in various local offices and the militia in Connecticut, he moved to Vermont. He was the Williston area's first white settler and served as a member of the council that prepared Vermont's first request for statehood in 1777. When it was rejected by the Continental Congress, Vermont declared itself an independent Republic, of which he became Governor, serving from 1778 to 1789 and 1790 to 1791. When Vermont joined the Union as the 14th state in 1791 he was elected Governor and served until 1797. Chittenden County and the town of Chittenden in Rutland County are named for him. His son Martin also served as Governor, and several other sons were active in Vermont politics and the State Militia.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 15 Jan 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Chittenden (6 Jan 1730–24 Aug 1797), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13032484, citing Thomas Chittenden Cemetery, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .