He Perished of Cold by the Wayside

By |2021-11-09T16:58:54-05:00October 24, 2021|Cemeteries, Nelson in Common|

In 1864, Jonathan Whittier moved with his family into a 60-year-old farmhouse in the southwest corner of Stoddard. In late December of 1876 the family was running low on supplies. A storm was threatening, but Whittier felt that he could walk to the Munsonville store and post office, some 3 miles distant, to get supplies and the family’s mail before the storm arrived.