Golden Wedding at Fairfax
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Alfred celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Fairfax on Saturday night last. Quite a large number of guests participated in the celebration–mostly old inhabitants of the locality; the guests numbered about forty–and their average ages would be about seventy years old. An excellent supper was served and a thoroughly enjoyable evening spent, six of the seven children of the couple whose semi-centennial was being celebrated were present and took part in it, one only was absent, a married daughter residing in Iowa, whose health was not such as to permit her to be present. Mr. S. D. Alfred was for a long time one of the leading merchants of Fairfax, but has been out of business since 1865. Several valuable souvenirs of the occasion were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred.
The Burlington Free Press
29 Nov 1882, Wed • Main Edition • Page 3
A woman named Emeline Hunt is my 4th great grandmother on my maternal side. She was the husband of Timothy Grim Dixon (b. 4 Jul 1792 in Danbury, CT; d. 28 Feb 1858 in Plymouth, MA). Here is what I know about her:
- She was apparently born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts around 1809.
- She married Timothy Grim Dixon on 2 July 1827 in Whittingham, Vermont.
- In 1850 she was living in Thompson, Connecticut.
- From 1860 to her death she lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- She died 6 May 1893 and is buried in the Chiltonville Congregational Church Cemetery in Plymouth. (Find-a-Grave)
Timothy and Emeline had the following children:
- Alanson Dixon (1831 – )
- Comfort H Dixon (1832 – ) My 3rd great grandfather
- Graham Dixon (1833 – )
- Edwin Dixon (1836 – )
- Walter S Dixon (1838 – )
- Mary Jane Dixon (1839 – 1922)
- Lyman F Dixon (1842 – )
- Adeline Dixon (1844 – )
- Dixon (1845 – )
- Elizabeth Dixon (1846 – )
Who were her parents? Why did they get married in Vermont? What is her actual birthdate?
Was she born in May 1809 in Westhampton, Massachusetts to Elihu C Hunt and Sinai Hunt? (Source: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988)
Updates (10/15/2014): According to the 1860 United States Census, Emeline was a seamstress and was born in New Hampshire! The census lists here age at 51, confirming her birth around 1809.
According to her son Alanson Dixon’s death record, his mother was indeed Emeline Hunt, and that the “Birthplace of Mother” was Stow Mass. HOWEVER, I just searched “The Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts through 1850” and found no Emeline Hunt, and almost no Hunts at all. ::sigh::