Biography of Marquis J. Bixby
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Bixby, Marquis J., Castleton, was born in Shalersville, O., in 1835; he came to Mount Holly in 1841 and learned the photographer's business in 1863, in which year he moved to Castleton, and has at different times since carried on the photograph business at Poultry, Ludlow and Burlington, Vt. He enlisted in Ludlow, Vt., in Company C, 16th Vermont Volunteers in 1862, served until August, 1863, when he was discharged. He was wounded at Gettysburg and was at once awarded a pension. He purchased his present summer resort on the shore of Lake Bomboseen, and erected his hotel in 1877, and it is now one of the most inviting places for a quiet rest or fishing pleasure there is in that vicinity. He also has large picnic grounds and ample accommodation for all, and also a large supply of boats. He is to be found eight months of the year at his photograph studio in Castleton. His wife is Julia Mills, daughter of Franklin Mills, of Bolton, Lake George, N. Y., to whom he was marriedin 1865. They have onedaughter, Florence M., born in Poultney, Vt., October 4,1866. He was a son of Armesetus Bixby, of Mount Holly, Vt., who moved to Ohio in 1834.

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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