I tried to contact you at your e-mail address, but it would not go through.Maybe you could reach me at mine. Thank you so much for all your good information. It will add to and change what I had.
I knew William was an ancestor, but much of his life was a mystery. (Still is). Here is part of what I tried to send you: This is previous information:
"The names of William's parents still elude us.All we really have is his name, and a copy of his marriage certificate stating he and Chloe Tute were married in Lyndon, Vermont, in 1796, but not revealing William's place of birth, or the names of his parents.
Judging from the birthplaces of their three children, William and Chloe must have moved quite often. In 1796 James was born in Sheldon, VT or Wilksboro, NY.Lyman was born in Goshen, VT in 1804. The youngest son, Elmore, was born in Sheldon in 1806.Forestdale, VT (near Goshen) and Sheldon, VT both had blast furnaces.
We have no more children listed for William after 1805.Does that mean that William died young, or that he deserted his family?Chloe died in Brandon in 1847 at the age of 66. Carroll Dodge thought William had an ancestor in the Revolution named William Briggs.
William married Chole Tute June 30, 1796 in Lyndon, VT. Her father was Moses Tute of Deerfield, MA, but I have no information on her mother.
Carroll wrote that several generations of the Briggs family were pattern makers, thus the presence of iron workings.
I am descended from James) 1796-1864) and his daughter, Philura Parmenter Briggs who married Joel Dodge. (My mother was a Dodge)