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Sudbury, Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

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

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Town Histories

Town Records

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

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

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Brief History

First chartered by Benning Wentworth on Aug. 6, 1763 and contained 13,426 acres. The governor attempted to grant the exact same parcel the following year as the town of Dunbar.  Recognizing the error, Wentworth permitted the second grant to expire and Sudbury remained on the maps and Dunbar became a footnote in history. The colony of New York attempted to grant the same land as Halesborough in 1767, but that effort failed.

The earliest record of a regular meeting for conducting town business is dated January 15, 1789. However, earlier dated pages of this book of records are missing, and thus the date of the organization of the town is unknown.

According to the First United States Census, there were 47 families with a total population of 258. The population was 560 at the 2010 census.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories 

History of Hyde Manor

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Sudbury is Fair Haven.
Fair Haven Probate Court
3 North Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743
Phone: (802) 265-3380

City Directories

Maps

1854 Rutland County, Sudbury map

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sudbury Town Clerks Office. These include Day book, 1808-1882, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1758-1995; indexes to births, deaths, marriages, 1788-1949, and Town records, 1790-1840.

Sudbury Town Clerk
36 Blacksmith Lane
Sudbury, VT 05733
Phone: 802-623-7296

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Sudbury Historical Society
Town Clerk's Office, Sudbury, VT
Mailing Address: 36 Blacksmith Lane, Sudbury, VT 05733
Phone: (802) 623-7296
Contact: Steve Sgorbati, Town Clerk

References

  1. Sudbury — Playground for the rich and humble alike, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Feb. 2, 2007.
  2. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.

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