Name: Wait Squier
Given Name: Wait
Birth: 5 Jul 1767 in Lanesboro, Massachusetts
Death: 9 Jan 1858/1859 in New Haven, Vermont
Note: 540 HISTORY OF ADDISON COUNTY.Wait Squier came to Cornwall in July, 1788, built a log blacksm ith shop, cleared several acres of land and sowed to wheat, and returned to Massachusetts i n the fall. In 1789 he pursued a similar course. In 1790 he married Hannah Powell, of Lanesbo ro, and came to Cornwall and took up his residence, and remained there four years. In 1794 h e removed to New Haven and bought the farm now owned by Edward S. Dana, and somewhat later bu ilt the handsome and commodious residence which was destroyed by fire in 1865. About 1830 h e sold his farm to his son Calvin, and built the house and store on the corner at the village , now owned by Caroline Eaton, where he resided until his death, January 9, 1858, aged ninety -one years. He had three sons and four daughters, who reached maturity --Wait, jr., Calvin, M iles P., Laura, Lorinda, Aurelia, and Huldana. Laura and Lorinda married and lived in town, a s elsewhere stated. Huldana married William G. Henry, of Bennington, who removed to Grand Rap ids, Mich., and afterward to Detroit, and she died in 1880. Her daughter is the wife of Gener al R. A. Alger, the present governor of Michigan. Aurelia married P. M. Henry, of Bennington , a prominent citizen of that town, who about 1865 removed to Geneva, N. Y., where they stil l reside. Miles P. Squier, D. D., was graduated at Middlebury College and entered the ministr y.
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Father: Andrew Squier b: 1731 in Woodbury, Connecticut
Mother: Huldah Bronson b: 22 May 1730
Hannah Powell b: 23 Feb 1769 in Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
18 Jan 1790
in Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
- Wait Squier b: 30 Sep 1790 in Cornwall, VT
Mrs. Olive Carey b: 1781
15 Jun 1823
- Note: Eldridge, William Henry, Henry genealogy : the descendants of Samuel Henry of Hadley and Amhe rst, Mass., 1734-1790 and Lurana (Cady) Henry, his wife, Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin & Son , 1915, 275 pgs.