WHEDON, EDMUND, from Conn., 1787, settled on the present homestead of
Allen Whedon. He was one of the first members of the Baptist Church which was
organized at his house in 1791. He was a substantial enterprising man, and
contributed largely to build up West Pawlet, where he erected some of the first
mills in town. He removed to Cayuga Co., N. Y., 1815, and lived to an advanced
WHEDON, ANSEL, from Conn., 1787, settled a few rods south of his
brother Edmund. He was a spirited wide-awake man and accumulated a large estate
all in one body, sufficient to give each one of his seven children an excellent
farm. He died in 1826, aged 62; his widow Rachel in 1837, aged 71. His children
were David, Ansel, John Samuel, Rachel, Lorene and Agnes. Ansel m. Jane, da. of
Nehemiah Allen and died in 1831, aged 36. His widow m. William Clark, of
Whitehall, N.Y., and died in 1850, aged 50. John m. Lovice, a da. of Joshua
Harndon and died in 1820, aged 32. His widow m. General Covill, of Hartford,
N.Y. Samuel m. another da. of Joshua Harndon and removed to Illinois in 1844.
Rachel m. Washington Z. Wait, of Hebron, N.Y., who removed to Belleville, Wis.,
where his wife died in 1858, aged 65. Lorene m. Rev. Archibald Wait, who removed
to Chicago where she died in 1865, aged 60. Mr. Whedon lived on the present
homestead of Nath. G. Folger, after 1810.
WHEDON, DAVID, m. Lucy, da. of Nehemiah Allen, and settled on Edmund
Whedon’s homestead. He was an exemplary citizen and was highly esteemed. He
died in 1858, aged 70. His widow survives at the age of 71. They raised seven
children: James, David, Ansel, Allen, Oscar, John M. and Luciuda. Ansel m. Mary
Hatch and settled in Fairfax Co., Va., whence he was driven off by the
confederates in 1861. Their oldest daughter Charlotte, m. Jacob McFadden. Allen
m. Ruth, da. of Jonathan Staples. Oscar m. Julia, da. of Joel Winchester and
removed to Albion, N.Y. John M. m. Mary, da. of Col. Parker, of Rupert. Lucinda
m. John A. Orr, postmaster at West Pawlet.
WHEDON, JAMES, married Roxana Howe, and raised four children: Mehala,
Lucy, Anne and Charles. He has been music teacher and chorister over thirty
years. He removed to Poultney, in 1867.
WHEDON, DAVID, Jr., married Maria, da. of Isaac Wickham, and kept
store at the village from 1843 to 1854, the latter part of the time in
connection with Hiram Wickham. He was a director of the Bank of Manchester
several years. He removed to Albion, N. Y., in 1854.