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Brown-Foster House

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Brown-Foster House
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Gift of
Philip L Mandolare
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Misc Photos
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Misc Photos
Phil Mandolare
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This ca. 1860 home on Walker Mountain Rd needs further research to determine if it was the home of the Brown or the Foster families.  Both Mr & Mrs. Brown and Mr. & Mrs. Foster were all Irish immigrants who lived next door to each other.  Both families were there at the time of the 1860 census which means the house predates 1860. 

Patrick Brown  (ca. 1825- ) and Alice (Sullivan) Brown (ca. 1836- ) had 9 children.  Patrick was a day laborer and farm laborer.  The 1900 census indicates they arrived in 1853 which is further evidenced by their firstborn in 1854 having been born in Vermont.  They were still in Clarendon at the time of the 1870 and 1880 censuses and were in Rutland in 1900.  Alice, widowed, was still in Rutland in 1910, living with her youngest daughter Nellie & family. 

John Foster (1807 - 1865) and Anna Foster (ca. 1822 - ) had at least 4 children.  From John's naturalization papers we learn that the family arrived in 1853.  John worked in the nearby marble quarry and died in a fall at the quarry on June 27, 1865.  Tragedy struck again just two weeks later on July 11th when their 13 year old daughter Anna died of consumption.  By 1870 Anna was living in Rutland in her son 22 year old James' household.  Note that at the time of the 1860 census, the then 12 year old James was not living with his parents but rather with the Warren Greene household in Chippenhook where he worked as a farm laborer. 

The cover photo is from 2006 town records.  The photos below are courtesy of Phil Mandolare in 2020.
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