Jericho, Chittenden 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]

Jericho was chartered on June 7, 1763.  Jericho and Corinth are the only towns in the New Hampshire Grants not to succumb to Benning Wentworth's relentless efforts to impress the wealthy and politically powerful. While classical and Biblical names were popular in other colonies, Wentworth opted to name towns for the peerage and the English towns in which they lived. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Hirotical Photo Archive

Town Histories
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The history of Jericho, Vermont, edited by Chauncey H. Hayden, Luther C. Stevens, LaFayette Wilbur, Rev. S. H. Barnum (1916) -view/download a digital version of this book online from the Family History Library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Jericho is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Jericho

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Castle Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Jericho Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lowrey Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Pleasant View (Jericho Corners) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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  • First Congregational Church Records, 1793-1943, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • Second Congregational Church Records, 1843-1960, are available on microfilm.
  • Calvary Church Vestry Record and Parish Register of Calvary Church, Jericho, Vermont, 1839-1910, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1903-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Jericho, Vermont Land Records, 1879-1901; general index, 1889-1950, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Jericho Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1790-1879; index to land records, 1790-1892, Vital records of Jericho, Vermont, 1777-May 2000, and Town and vital records, 1763-1892.

Jericho Town Clerk's Office
67 Vermont 15
PO Box 39
Jericho, VT 05465
Phone:(802) 899-4936
Website: http://www.jerichovt.gov/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Jericho Town Library
7 Jericho Center Cir.
Jericho Center, VT 05465
Phone:(802) 899-4686
Website: http://www.jerichotownlibrary.org

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Rd.
Jericho, VT 05465
Phone: (802) 899-4962
Website: http://www.drml.org/

Jericho Historical Society
4A Red Mill Dr.
P.O. Box 35
Jericho, Vermont 05465
Website: http://www.jerichohistoricalsociety.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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