Captain Henry Walbridge was born in Stafford, Connecticut in 1738, the son of Amos and Theodia Porter Walbridge. A military man throughout his life, he served in the French Indian War as well as with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He married his wife, Martha Read Walbridge in 1762 and had 8 children (Susannah, Oliver, Martha, Henry, Abigail, Levi, Amos and Rebecca). Of the eight children, Martha is the person that connects Justin Morgan as to were he settled with his family
On WikiTree (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Walbridge-215) there is a listing for Martha (Walbridge) Griswold. Martha Walbridge (Henry Walbridge's daughter) had married Judge Fredrick Griswold and as we know Griswold and Morgan were very good friends. It is possible that Judge Griswold being friendly with Morgan from their connection in Massachusetts, knew that Morgan was coming to Vermont and being the husband of Henry Walbridge's daughter must have known that Henry had an empty cabin and asked if Morgan could settle in it. There are stories that say there was a fire going in the fire place when Morgan and his family arrived so someone was friends enough with the Morgan family to do that. Walbridge cleared around 200 acres of land in the unbroken forest and built a log cabin where he made his life. He died at 80 years old in Randolph, Vermont.




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