Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Weathersfield was chartered on August 20, 1761. Settlement began in the town before 1765 and organization took place in 1768. The first town meeting was held on May 19, 1772.

In 1830 a post office was opened at the village which is now known as Ascutney. The office was named just Corners (not Weathersfield Corners, as was intended).  In 1851 the name of the post office was changed to Ascutneyville and in 1924, it was changed to  Ascutney.

Although Weathersfield has the village of Ascutney and Little Ascutney Mountain, the main peak of Mount Ascutney is over the line in the towns of Windsor and West Windsor.[1][2][3]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Weathersfield historical photos.

Town Histories
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The early history of Weathersfield, Vermont, by Ernest W. Butterfield - Find the book in a library.  This book is available at Ancestry.com.

Weathersfield (includes Century One and Two), by John L Hurd - Find the book in a library.

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Weathersfield kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Weathersfield kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)


FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Weathersfiled is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories
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Weathersfield directory, 1915-1916 is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Weathersfield

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Weathersfiled. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windsor County, website at this link.

Churches
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1. Ascutney Union Church
5243 VT Route 5
Ascutney, VT 05030
Phone: (802) 674-2484
Website: Ascutney Union Church

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Weathersfiled Town records 1732-2005 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Weathersfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1781-1900; general index to land records, 1781-1925, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1996.

Weathersfield Town Clerk
Physical Address: 5259 VT Route 5
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 550
Ascutney, Vermont 05030
Phone: [802) 674-9500
Email: tclerk@weathersfield.org
Website: Weathers field vt Town-clerk

Newspapers
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Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Weathersfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 126
Weathersfield, VT 05151
Phone: (802) 263-9345
Website: Weathersfield Community Historical Society

Weathersfield Proctor Library
5181 VT Route 5
Ascutney, Vermont 05030
Phone [802] 674-2863
Email: weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com
Websire: Weathersfield proctor library

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Weathersfield History, Weathersfield Historical Society, http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/ourcommunity/historical-society/94
  2. History of the Town of Weathersfield, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorWeathersfield.html
  3. Virtual Vermont, Weathersfield - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/weathersfield.html#about

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