Hiram Atwell and Rachel Scagel

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Hiram’s wife Rachel died in childbirth, the baby Francis dying a few days later. An older child, Hiram, took some medicine intended for his mother, and this caused his death later. Hiram kept the home together for his young daughters. When the gold rush started in California in 1849, he decide to go. He sold […]

Notes on Caroline Atwell Noyes’ Family by Pansy Noyes Bryant

Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Caroline Atwell (born Oct. 2, 1835) told her oldest daughter Emma Viola Noyes Harmon many interesting things of her life in Vermont. Her mother was Rachel Scagel and was apparently brought up above ordinary rank. An old copy of Goldsmith’s “Vicar of Wakefield” is still in Mrs. Harmon’s possession and it […]

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