Richard Prouty Sr. married Esther Prouty as a second wife after Lydia House Prouty died. The original Prouty Genealogy by Pope stated that Richard Jr, his son, was married to Esther-this is what is incorrect. Richard Prouty JR is my 5th great grandfather-He was married to Susannah White and I have his will which lists all his children. His father is the one who married Esther and had Burpee. Burpee's half-siblings were all the children of Lydia House. Susannah White was Richard JR's ONLY wife.Their children were born from 1772-1784. I believe the children and the birthdays and spouses came from Weathersfield, Windsor Co. Vt vital records or the history, and the newspaper. I have never really researched Burpee's family specifically, but this is interesting. I will have to work more on this family.