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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cavendish''' ''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] C'''avendish'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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The charter for Cavendish was issued by New Hampshire on October 12, 1761 and the Town was rechartered by New York on June 16, 1762. Cavendish was most likely named for William Cavendish, the fourth Duke of Devonshire.
  
=== Town Histories  ===
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The Town of Cavendish was home to U.S.S.R. dissident and author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn from 1977 to 1994. The Nobel Laureate called Cavendish home because it was a place where he could find sanctuary and a quiet atmosphere in which to write. Once Communist rule in Russia was over, he decided to return to Russia.<ref>Town of Cavendish, VT- History Thumbnail - http://cavendishvt.com/historiccavendish.html</ref><ref>History of the Town of Cavendish, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorCavendish.html</ref>
  
=== Vital Records ===
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=== Historical Data<br> ===
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Town Histories<br> ===
  
=== City Directories  ===
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*History of Cavendish, Vermont., by Lois Wheeler (1952) - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-cavendish-vermont/oclc/6923330&referer=brief_results Find this book in a library].<br>
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*Families of Cavendish&nbsp;: the early settlers of the Black River Valley in Windsor County, Vermont&nbsp;: a social and genealogical history, by Linda Margaret Farr Welch, Carmine Guica, and Barbara B Kingsbury (1999) - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/families-of-cavendish-the-early-settlers-of-the-black-river-valley-in-windsor-county-vermont-a-social-and-genealogical-history/oclc/57558346&referer=brief_results Find this book in a library].
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*Neither wealth nor poverty; the history of the woolen mills of Gay Brothers, 1869-1944, Tunbridge, Cavendish, Vermont, by Janet Mabie (1944) - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/neither-wealth-nor-poverty-the-history-of-the-woolen-mills-of-gay-brothers-1869-1944-tunbridge-cavendish-vermont/oclc/3406298&referer=brief_results Find this book in a library].
  
=== Maps  ===
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=== Vital Records<br>  ===
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].<br>
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
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The probate district for Cavendish is Windsor.<br>Windsor Probate Court <br>PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg) <br>N. Springfield, VT 05150<br>Phone: (802) 886-2284<br>
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=== City Directories<br>  ===
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=== Maps<br> ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/10710/Cavendish++Baltimore/Windsor+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Cavendish]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
=== Churches  ===
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Cavendish. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windosr County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windsor.htm#top link].<br>
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*Cavendish Village Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2129620&CScnty=2952&CSsr=21& Find A Grave] site.
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*Mount Union Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104132&CScnty=2952&CSsr=81& Find A Grave] site.
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*Old Revoluntionary War Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104168&CScnty=2952&CSsr=81& Find A Grave] site.
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*Twenty Mile Stream Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2301803&CScnty=2952&CSsr=141& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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Cemeteries of Cavendish, Vermont records are available on&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/155230?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm at the Family History Library]. &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/1036130/ Order film online].
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=== Churches<br>  ===
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First Universalist Church Records, 1848-1965, are on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/188456?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm at the Family History Library]. [https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/972843/ Order film online].
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Baptist Church Records, 1866-1966, are available on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/188460?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm at the Family History Library]. [https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/972843/ Order film online].
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=== Town Records<br>  ===
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Digital images of Cavendish Town records, 1782-1996, are available online at [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4TN%3An334430553%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch].
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Cavendish Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/284329?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1761-1904; indexes to land records, 1761-1952],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178156?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1776-1885],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/692720?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1900-1996],&nbsp;and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152986?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of marriages, births and deaths, 1840-1900; indexes to marriages, 1778-1883].<br>
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Town of Cavendish<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 126<br>Physical Address: 37 High St.<br>Cavendish, VT 05142<br>Phone: (802) 226-7291<br>Clerk Email: j.pixley@comcast.net<br>Website: [http://cavendishvt.com/home.html http://www.cavendishvt.com/]<br>Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cavendish-Vermont/147333582005710 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cavendish-Vermont/147333582005710]<br>
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=== Newspapers<br> ===
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[http://www.rutlandherald.com/ Rutland Herald Newspaper]
  
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br> ===
  
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Cavendish Historical Society<br>PO Box 472<br> Cavendish, VT 05142.<br>Phone: (802) 226-7807<br>Website: [http://www.cavendishhistoricalsocietynews.blogspot.com/ http://www.cavendishhistoricalsocietynews.blogspot.com/]
  
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Cavendish Fletcher Community Library<br>573 Main St.<br> Proctorsville, VT 05153<br>Phone: (802) 226-7503<br>Email: Kwelch@wswsu.org<br>Website: [http://cavendishlibrary.org/ http://cavendishlibrary.org/]<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:13, 11 October 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Windsor Gotoarrow.png Cavendish

Brief History

The charter for Cavendish was issued by New Hampshire on October 12, 1761 and the Town was rechartered by New York on June 16, 1762. Cavendish was most likely named for William Cavendish, the fourth Duke of Devonshire.

The Town of Cavendish was home to U.S.S.R. dissident and author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn from 1977 to 1994. The Nobel Laureate called Cavendish home because it was a place where he could find sanctuary and a quiet atmosphere in which to write. Once Communist rule in Russia was over, he decided to return to Russia.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • History of Cavendish, Vermont., by Lois Wheeler (1952) - Find this book in a library.
  • Families of Cavendish : the early settlers of the Black River Valley in Windsor County, Vermont : a social and genealogical history, by Linda Margaret Farr Welch, Carmine Guica, and Barbara B Kingsbury (1999) - Find this book in a library.
  • Neither wealth nor poverty; the history of the woolen mills of Gay Brothers, 1869-1944, Tunbridge, Cavendish, Vermont, by Janet Mabie (1944) - Find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Cavendish

Cemeteries

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

  • Cavendish Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Union Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Old Revoluntionary War Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Twenty Mile Stream Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemeteries of Cavendish, Vermont records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.   Order film online.

Churches

First Universalist Church Records, 1848-1965, are on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Baptist Church Records, 1866-1966, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Town Records

Digital images of Cavendish Town records, 1782-1996, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Cavendish Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1904; indexes to land records, 1761-1952Town records, 1776-1885Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1900-1996, and Records of marriages, births and deaths, 1840-1900; indexes to marriages, 1778-1883.

Town of Cavendish
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 126
Physical Address: 37 High St.
Cavendish, VT 05142
Phone: (802) 226-7291
Clerk Email: j.pixley@comcast.net
Website: http://www.cavendishvt.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cavendish-Vermont/147333582005710

Newspapers

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies

Cavendish Historical Society
PO Box 472
Cavendish, VT 05142.
Phone: (802) 226-7807
Website: http://www.cavendishhistoricalsocietynews.blogspot.com/

Cavendish Fletcher Community Library
573 Main St.
Proctorsville, VT 05153
Phone: (802) 226-7503
Email: Kwelch@wswsu.org
Website: http://cavendishlibrary.org/

References

  1. Town of Cavendish, VT- History Thumbnail - http://cavendishvt.com/historiccavendish.html
  2. History of the Town of Cavendish, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorCavendish.html

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