Dan the Chickenman

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9th gen Vermonter, born in a VT town bordering Canada and residing in the NEK of VT since 1976. Dad's from northern VT, mom's from northeastern ME. Married to an 8th gen-Vermonter. 68% English DNA.... 20 Rev War soldiers in my tree as direct ancestors (Tim Chickering supplied George Washington with oxen from New England, Comfort Chaffee carried George's tent and supplies), Susannah North hung at Salem as 9th g-gmother, Charlemagne as a 27th g-gfather. One direct ancestor - Hannah (Dustin) Emerson - was kidnapped by Indians who then killed her baby, but 10 days later she and two other hostages killed and scalped the Indian group that was taking them to Canada, returning to MA with the scalps for bounty. Another ancestor was a Roger's Ranger as a teen, and went on to design and build warships for the American Revolution - Col. James Hackett. Another was Rev. Roger Williams, founder of RI. Another was the last heretic burned at the stake for heresy in England - Edward Wightman. Another was the first paid public school teacher in America - Rev. Ralph Wheelock. Another was Sir Isaac Newton's grandfather, Robert Isaac Newton. Another was "The Governor" Thomas Mayhew, owner of Martha's Vinyard, Nantucket and the Elizabeth Islands in the 1640s... but my most recent ancestors include many generations of New England pioneers, farmers and explorers. Many had contact with Indians, British and French soldiers...

More local to my area of VT: a direct ancestor began All Wright Spring in St. Johnsbury, VT (now All Right Spring) - Benjamin Wright. Another fired the only shot in the Royalton Raid, and owned the water-powered sawmill now on display at the Shelburne Museum - Jeremiah Trescott. His father (Jeremiah Sr.) owned the land that now feeds Hanover, NH with water (Trescott Water Supply Lands).

Our family travels many back roads processing poultry - we've had the chance to be in A LOT of cemeteries looking for our ancestors (and finding them). I add obits that have been in a PUBLIC forum, and facts from PUBLIC records. I try to keep info accurate, but please let me know with EDIT suggestions if you find an error or want to make things more accurate. If birth/death certs have alternate data, I assume gravestone has errors - you'll never find your grandpa "John" if his gravestone says "Jonn". If you message me but have replies "disabled", I may not hear you. I will definitely not hear you if you're rude and offensive - I don't care if you're the President's mother! Harass me and you'll get nowhere fast... I'm open to transferring if you're a close relative, but if your intentions are to change the facts, ignore vital statistics and alter history... then you don't belong here. Feel free to use my photos, etc...

Cemeteries I've completely documented:
- Brownington Center Cemetery in Brownington, VT
- Burke Meeting House Cemetery in Burke, VT
- Castle Cemetery in Jericho, VT
- Davis Burial Ground in Utica, NY
- Dexter Cemetery in Sheffield, VT
- Greensboro Village Cemetery in Greensboro, VT
- Lake Road Cemetery in Newport, VT
- Lakeview Cemetery in Morristown, VT
- Maple Street Cemetery in Hardwick, VT
- Moulton Cemetery in Randolph, VT
- Old North Burying Ground in Putney, VT
- Old Wheelock Village Cemetery in Wheelock, VT
- Poplar Hill Cemetery in North Montpelier, VT
- Saint Agnes Cemetery in Island Falls, ME
- Saint Lukes Catholic Cemetery in Fairfax, VT
- Shattuck Cemetery in Wheelock, VT
- Smith Cemetery in Hanover, NH
- Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Wheelock, VT
- Sutton Village Cemetery in Sutton, VT
- Ward Cemetery in Danville, VT
- Wells River Cemetery in Wells River, VT
- West Hill Cemetery in Williamstown, VT


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