Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
(Redirected from Essex, Vermont)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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]

Essex was chartered on June 7, 1763.  Essex can be a bit confusing in the same way as the towns of Chittenden and Washington: none are in the county of the same name.

A considerable number of IBM's microprocessor chips are developed in Essex. The plant was located here in 1957 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007.

Essex town had a population of 19,587 in the 2010 US Census making it the second largest town in Vermont.  [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 Essex is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records
[edit | edit source]

Essex Vermont Enrolled Militia records, 1863-1865 are available online.

City Directories
[edit | edit source]

Maps
[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Essex, Essex Center

1869 map of Essex Junction

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Essex. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this link.  

  • Essex Common Burial Ground - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Essex Junction Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Fairview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Holy Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint James Episcopal Church Memorial Garden - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
[edit | edit source]

Congregational Church (Essex, Vermont) Records, 1797-1939, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1834-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Essex Vermont Land Records, 1850-1904; general index, 1786-1902 can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Essex Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-2, 1774-1861, and Deeds, 1786-1851.

Essex Town Clerk
81 Main St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0413
Website: http://www.essex.org/

Newspapers
[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
[edit | edit source]

Essex Free Library
1 Browns River Rd.
Essex, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0313
Library Website


Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 878-6955
Website: http://www.brownelllibrary.org/

Essex Community Historical Society

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: