Three pages of Lewis Martin’s pension packet provide an intriguing look into the postmaster of Highgate Center opinion of the Martin family.
Sally (Susan) Fisher was probably born between 1805 and 1815 in the sleepy little town of Lyndon Vermont. Little is known of her childhood, but she was able to read and write in her adult years, so she probably attended local schools in her early life. Lyndon Vermont is a “child town” of Rhode Island, and many of the early settlers of Lyndon came to clear land in the township in exchange for some of that land. Perhaps that is what brought her unconfirmed parents to Lyndon.