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Parkhurst, Phineas, 1760-1844

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1760 - 1844

Dr. Phineas Parkhurst was born on January 6, 1760 in Plainfield, Connecticut. Phineas Parkhurst's family settled in Royalton, VT. He was wounded in an Indian attack on the town of Royalton, VT in 1780. Phineas rode horseback into Lebanon to warn valley residents of possible danger and to have the Indian bullet removed. He was so impressed by Dr. Ziba Hall, Lebanon's first physician, that he apprenticed himself to study medicine under the doctor and in time became a skillful and greatly admired physician. He was very successful in business as well, and became one of the town's wealthiest men, owning a hotel, a gristmill and various other kinds of property, and raising mules, then in great demand as draft animals. Parkhurst died on October 16, 1844.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Expenses

Mss 818690
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818690
Overview In English.

Phineas Parkhurst accounts

Mss 819404
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 819404
Overview In English.