Dated January 10, 1986
In Repsonse to the "Letter of Obvious Deficiencies and Significant Omissions"
Page 200: In all the census records until 1840, the Morits family retains that well documented central role in the early 19th century Abenaki community. After that time, they recede from the records and are replaced by other families like the Barrett's, Salts, Greenias and Martins in Highgate, the Francis (St. Francis), Medor, Freemore, Brow and Vanselette families in Swanton and the Richards, Bluto, Guyette and Wells families from St. Albans Bay. They were one of the central families of the 19th century, and are today remembered as an important Small and Ancestral Abenaki family in the Barratt, Lampman and Martin Central families among others. 821 Their 18th and early 19th century role has always been carried on in the Vermont Abenaki community down to present day. And their well documented continuity in both community leadership and documented interactions with the rest of the Abenaki during this period is the best evidence found so far of a direct connection between the old Missisquoi 19th century Abenaki community that ‘disappeared’by 1800 and the familiar Highgate/Franklin, Swnaton and St. Albans bay Abenaki community documented by the Petition from 1820 to 1970.
George’s brother Cassius (Cash) Partlow and his family were also cited living fairly close by in 1910. He also was a family and community leader in Highgate who worked as a teamster and general provider like his counterpart in Swanton Nazaire St. Francis. 902 Next door to Cassius his parents, ... 901
[Charles Henry Partlow & Sophia Blain/Blair>their son: George Partlow & Zoa/Zora Bitters>their daughter: Cora L. Partlow & Arthur Elmer Rollo>their son: Foster Hubert Rollo & Faustine Ramona Raymond/Raymo>their daughter: Linda Mae Rollo & Christopher J. Reader>their son: Brent McEwen Reader]
Footnote 1109. RP: 225; & Family chart #’s 5-6 & 18 in Appendix 11.
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