Biography of Dewitt S. Benson
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Belden, Dewitt S., Benson, was born in Benson in 1836; he was married in 1870 to Sarah C. Wilson, of Ponitney. They had two children.: Huldah A. and Mary L. Sarah C. was a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Crocker) Wilson; she was born in 1834. Mr. Wilson died in 1856 and Mrs. Wilson in 1874. They had eleven children. four now living: Rollin, Eliza B., Sarah C. and Josiah C. Dewitt S. Belden was a son of Calvin and Huldali (Stearns) Belden. Mrs. Belden was born in Shoreham, Vt., in 1799 and died in 1870; Mr. Belden was born in Benson in 1793 and died in 1856. They had six children. four now living: Mermen L., John C., Dewit S., and Agnes L.; and two, Hudah and Ellen, are dead. Calvin Belden was a sou of Levi Belden and was born and married in Massachusetts; he came from Pittsfield in 1783 and settled in the southeast part of Benson. Dewitt S. Belden now resides on the sane place settled by his grandfather.

From:
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886


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