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Galusha Family Letters: Sources and Appendices

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION
SOURCES CONSULTED

U.S. census records for Vermont, 1820 - 1870, were searched for the names of all the individuals mentioned in the letters. The Vermont 1840 census, roll 542, page 263 lists a William Galusha in Berkshire, Vt. His household consisted of: 1 male 65 - 70; 1 male 10 - 15; 1 female, 65 - 70; 1 female, 40 - 50; 1 female, 15 - 20; and 2 females under 5. This is the only mention of the family in Berkshire in these census records. The 1860 Vermont census has many Kendalls, all in Enosburg, Vermont.

U.S. census records for Wisconsin for 1850 - 1870 were searched for references to William Kendall. No references were found.

U.S. census records for Oregon for 1850 and 1860 were searched for references to S. M. Armstrong No references were found.

Vermont Vital Statistics, listed alphabetically and covering the years 1760 - 1870, verify the death of Rev. William Galusha, Amy Galusha's birth and death, A. Leland Galusha and Sarah Armstrong's marriage, and the birth and death of their unnamed infant daughter. These Vermont records contain no information on the Armstrong family represented in this collection except for the above referenced marriage. Sarah Armstrong Galusha's parents are listed as coming from "Canada East" in this record.

Appendices - Not Yet Digitized

A. A Family History

This document is a photocopy of a family history consisting of 16 typewritten pages by the donor’s Great Grandfather, Jonathan Swift Smith. It covers a period from before 1775 until 1878. Although this document focuses mainly on the author, it contains some family history.

B. Genealogical Information

This document consists of a photocopy of three handwritten pages listing births, deaths, and marriages from the family Bible of Amy M. Galusha and one handwritten page listing births and two deaths from a Bible attributed to Hanna Harris. The author of these documents is unknown. They were provided to Lowell National Historical Park by the donor.

Did You Know?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.