Hi, I am trying to bridge the gap to find out how my great great great great grandfather, Levi Conant, came to live in Salibury Vermont.
His son Lorenzo Conant reports in the 1880 census that his father Levi was born in Massachusetts.
Levi shows up in the Salibury, Vermont census as early at 1820 and is in the 1830 and 1840 census.I believe he died in Salisbury between 1840 and 1850.
His wife Hepsibeth Waterhouse was born in Salibury Vermont in 1893, thus leading me to believe that Levi was probably born before.
Finally, John Conant and many of his siblings had moved to Vermont (Brandon Vermont, which is only 8 miles from Salisbury) in late 1700 (1790s).I was thinking that maybe Levi was born to one of them before they moved to VT from MA, but I don't think so.
Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.