562. Azubah HUBBARD was born on 15 December 1741 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. She died on 16 October 1742 at the age of 0 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. Excerpted from History of Rutland County, Vermont, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (1886)
Settlements. The first settler in this town was Walter Durfee…He came to Benson in the spring of 1782, made a clearing and erected a log-house on what became known as the " Home Farm," …when Durfee came in the spring of the year last named, he was accompanied by Daniel Barber, of Pittsfield, Mass., who was in quest of a mill-site, and located on the Hubbardton River. He then returned to Massachusetts, and in June, 1783, came again to Benson, with his young wife and a daughter ten months old; she came on horseback…Daniel Barber, the pioneer, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., October 27. 1761, and died in Benson, April 17, 1805. His wife died in Benson September 20, 1840. Roswell Barber, the firstborn son of these pioneers, and the first male child of Benson birth, as far as known, was born August 19, 1785. Mr. Barber erected the first saw and grist-mills in the town, the saw-mill being built some time before the grist-mill, and located near the present mills of Nelson O'Donnell.
Others who located in the town in 1784 were Thomas Hale, Captain William Barber, Lieutenant Solomon Martin, Asa Farnam, Allen Leet, Allen Goodrich, James Howard, Amos Root, John Dunning, John Shaw and Benjamin Shaw. Captain William Barber was a Revolutionary soldier, from Pittsfield, Mass.; he was the first adult who died in the town. He settled a little northeast of the Landing, on the lakeshore. The land he secured is now occupied by the fourth generation of the family…
" The town of Benson may be said to have been the child of Berkshire county, Pittsfield contributing the larger number of its early settlers, and Williamstown the next in number. From Pittsfield came Captains James Noble, William Barber and William Ford, Lieutenant and Deacon Stephen Crofoot, Deacon Joseph Clark, Daniel and Matthew Barber…Robert Barber came from Brookfield, Mass.
Azubah HUBBARD and Amos ROOT were married on 9 January 1764 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. Amos ROOT was born on 3 February 1732 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. He died in 1818 at the age of 86 in Benson, Rutland Co., VT.
Azubah HUBBARD and Amos ROOT had the following children:
|Lucy ROOT was born on 26 May 1765 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Rhoda ROOT was born on 17 October 1766 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She died in 1859 at the age of 93 in Benson, Rutland Co., VT.|
|Justin ROOT was born on 11 June 1768 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Naomi ROOT was born on 11 August 1769 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She died in 1772 at the age of 3 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Irene ROOT was born on 7 March 1771 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Azubah ROOT was born on 7 March 1771 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Silas ROOT was born in 1774 in VT. He died in 1867 at the age of 93 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT.|
|Desire ROOT was born in 1776 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Ashley ROOT was born in 1778 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She died on 14 March 1780 at the age of 2 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Ashley ROOT was born in February 1787 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA. She died in February 1787 at the age of 0 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|
|Ashley ROOT was born in 1881 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.|