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I was troubled that with all of the stories about Justin Morgan and his horse Figure, that there was no beginning. I had to know where Justin Morgan had settled when he came to Vermont and my search began. Was Morgan in fact Livng On The Town Line?
Vermont was not a nice place to live in 1788 when Morgan arrived. He did have two brothers and several friends from Massachusetts that had moved earlier but Indians had attacked several towns just two years earlier during the Royalton Raid. Snow was deep in the winter and mud was deep in the spring making travel difficult. Hygiene was poor and manners were worse. Coming from a civilized city like Springfield Mass. to the undeveloped town of Randolph Vermont in the month of March was a challenge. Especially for anyone with a wife and kids in a sled pulled by ox one hundred and fifty miles.
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When Morgan arrived to Randolph, it is said that the was a fire already going in the fireplace. The cabin was on land that was owned by Henry Walbridge which was land that was across the road from Judge Frederick Griswold son of Joseph. Morgan also had friends named the Edgerton and the Carpenter. When Morgan's wife died, the children were dispersed between those two families. Morgan actually died in the Carpenter home and Ezia Edgerton handles the estate of what little Morgan had.
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