Sharon, Windsor 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]

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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The town of Sharon was chartered on August 17, 1761 and most likely named for Sharon, Connecticut, where most of the town's grantees and many of the subsequent settlers lived. In Biblical times Palestine's Plain of Sharon was celebrated for its fertility and as the place where the youth David tended his sheep. The name was as suitable for the new town in Vermont as it had been for the older town in Connecticut.

Sharon, VT was the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons), for whom there is a monument in the town.[1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Sharon is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Sharon.

The Family History Library has microfilm of maps & surveys of Sharon, Vermont, 1935-1973.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

The Family History Library has microfilm of Sharon Cemetery inscriptions copied in the year 1919.

Churches
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1. Sharon Congregational Church
55 Vermont Route 132
P.O. Box 42
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763-2007

2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
175 LDS Ln.
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7784

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Sharon Town records 1851-1997 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sharon Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1855, 1881, Land records, 1772-1906; general index to land records, 1772-1898, Town records, 1768-1943, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Sharon VT Town Clerk
69 Vermont Route 132
P.O. Box 250
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone:(802) 763-8268
Email: clerk@sharonvt.net

Newspapers
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Rutland Herald Newspaper

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Sharon Historical Society
PO Box 176
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763-8549
Contact: Mary Ayer, Vice President

Baxter Memorial Library
5114 Vermont Route14
Sharon VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763 2875
Email: baxterlibrarysharonvt@yahoo.com
Website: http://sharonvtlibrary.com/

References[edit | edit source]

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