Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
BURTON, Dr. SIMON, after assisting in the organization of Arlington, became the first settler of this
town. On account of his being the first settler, the proprietors voted him fifty acres of land, though
tradition has it that it was given to his wife, as the first white woman who ever set foot in town.
He was town or rather proprietor's clerk in 1769, the oldest record in existence.
He lived to a good old age, at North Pawlet, and died about 1810. He was interred in the village cemetery, but no stone marks the spot.
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