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Peter Flood Collection




Was born in Monkton, Vt., in 1794, and came from Roxbury, Vt., to Northfield, and settled on the West Hill in 1835. He married Lydia Waterman, who was born in Brookfield, Vt., in 1792, and had nine children, all but one born in Roxbury :

Alvin F., b 1815; Elvira E., b 1817; John W., b 1819; Levi, b 1821; Danforth A., b 1825; Fanny B., b 1827; Gilbert O., b 1830; Marl L., b 1831; Wm. M., b 1834.

"Uncle Adin" and "Aunt Lydia" made the greatest sacrifice of any of our citizens, in consenting that four of their sons, Levi, Danforth, John and Gilbert, might enlist to assist in putting down the Rebellion, all of whom gave their lives to this end, except John, who returned. Levi died at Bell Plains, Va., March 11, 1863, of small-pox. Adin D. was killed at the battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Gilbert O. died at Washington, D. C., February 2, 1864, with small-pox.

Mr. Smith died October 18, 1873. Mrs. Smith died April 12, 1874.

Source: John Gregory, Northfield's First Century: Centennial Proceedings and Historical Incidents Of the Early Settlers of Northfield, VT., with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Businessmen Who have been and are now residents of the town, (Argus and Patriot Book and Job Printing House, Montpelier, Vt., 1878), p. 219.