Friday, November 13, 2009
Birth Records in Vermont-Go to Towns
It is suggested that we contact each individual town at the town clerks office. It was a requirement for vital events to be recorded with the town clerk beginning circa 1779. That means that somewhere, Abiathar Smith Robinson should be recorded as he was born in 1829 and I believe in the month of December.
I can just picture it. A log cabin with snow deep on the ground and his mother giving birth, possibly alone, in the cabin. She was a brave lady. It's even more amazing that he lived considering the weather and the habit of baptizing babies in cold unheated churches, even in winter.
Reference: Christie Carter firstname.lastname@example.org, Ass. State Archivist, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, Vermont, 802-828-2397