Isham, Henry S
Isham, Henry S., was born at St. Albans, Vt., April 8, 1827, and died at East Fairfield, October 2, 1889. His father, Asahel Isham, was a Soldier in the War of 1812. William Isham, father of Asahel, was honored by a badge of merit given by Col. Zebulon Butler for six years' faithful service in the Revolution. His discharge from the service is a relic now in the possession of Henry S. Isham, and is in the writing of George Washington. It bears the date of June 7, 1783, and upon the back is the statement that it should " be considered in the nature of a furlough until the ratification of the treaty of peace." Henry S. Isham married Eunice, daughter of Willis and Amanda (Soule) Northrop, October 26, 1853. Their children were: Effie M., born October 7, 1855; Henry J., born June 15, 1857; Jennie L., born March 7, 1859, married Horace W. Soule, June 20, 1877, and died Augusts, 1887, leaving one child, Annie J.; Clara C.; Gertie J., born October 19, 1863J married Arthur Pomeroy; and Amanda E., born August 21, 1869, married Edward B. Chase, December 18, 1888. Henry married Emma Prouty, August 10, 1884, and has one son, Walter J., born February, 1888. Henry S. Isham built the Isham House at East Fairfield about 1870, where he resided until his death.