Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The charter for Cornwall was granted by Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, on November 3, 1761. The town was organized on March 2, 1784.  The population for the 2010 US Census, 2010 was 1,185.  [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Cornwall is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Cornwall Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Cornwall VT Cemetery Records, arranged by cemeteries, taken in 1919, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Church records of the town of Cornwall, Vermont, compiled by Mary Baker Allen Chapter, January 23, 1929, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1784-1855, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Cornwall Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1784-1856; index to deeds, 1784-1951Land records, 1833-1883, and Town and vital records of Cornwall, Vermont, 1791-Jan. 1999.

Cornwall Town Offices
2629 Route 30
Cornwall, Vermont 05753
Phone: (802) 462-2775
Website: http://cornwallvt.com/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Cornwall Historical Society
Phone: (802) 462-2003
Email: ctall@shoreham.net

Town of Cornwall Library
2629 Route 30
Cornwall, Vermont 05753
Phone: (802) 462-2775
Website: http://cornwallvt.com/library/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cornwall, VT History http://www.cornwallvt.com
  2. History of the Town of Cornwall, VT http://usgenwebsites.org/VTAddison/towns.html#cornwall

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