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Biography of Azariah Walton

Azariah Walton was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, August 20, 1781. His family were of English extraction. But little, however, is known of its history previous to the birth of our subject. Like most of the youth of that day, his opportunities for education were extremely limited, and his knowledge was obtained from the bitter school of experience. He early evinced in decided taste for mechanics, learned the trade of a blacksmith, and became an expert machinist. To this fact is attributable his emigration to Jefferson County previous to he War of 1812. At this time Brownville was building,...

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