Capt. Henry Walbridge was born in Stafford, Connecticut in 1738, the son of Amos and Theodia Porter Walbridge. A military man throughout his life, he served in the French Indian War as well as with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
He married his wife, Martha Read Walbridge in 1762 and had 8 children (Susannah, Oliver, Martha, Henry, Abigail, Levi, Amos and Rebecca).
He cleared around 200 acres of land in the unbroken forest and built a log cabin where he made his life.
He died at 80 years old in Randolph, Vermont.