I am trying to solve a problem I encounter after reading this short history of Ebenezer Durfee of Lincoln, Addison, VT. I list the history for reference.
Ebenezer DURFEY came from Connecticut and settled on "Elder Hill," so called, in 1804. He was a sharp, shrewd business man and quite prominent among the settlers, and was always known as 'Squire DURFEY. He held the office of town clerk nine years, selectman two years, constable three years, justice of the peace twenty-one years, represented the town in the Legislature thirteen times, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1822. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was pensioned eight dollars per month during his life. He died in Westport, N. Y., at the age of ninety-three years. He had four sons and four daughters. Sally, the oldest, married Chase LAMOS, of Monkton, for her first husband, and Moses SARGENT for her second, and was the mother of the late Daniel H. SARGENT. She died January 21, 1870, at the age of eighty years. Prosper, the oldest son, was in the War of 1812; resided in town most of the time until his death, which occurred in 1879, at the age of eighty-nine years. From the History of Lincoln, VT URL http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/AddisonLincoln.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/AddisonLincoln.html
My family records and the IGI shows a daughter Polly older than Sally, and shows 9 children instead of 8.However the nine children are 4 daughter and 5 sons, which is one more son that the history above.
There is other evidence that shows that Polly was a daughter of Ebenezer’s because his youngest son Francillo and Polly’s grandson Jarvis Johnson were very close all their life and are known to be related.
If anyone has information on the problem, please answer.