Dr. Cyrus Chipman

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b. 1751 in Salisbury, Connecticut, d. October 17, 1840, 79 years. Sec.OG-19.  Dr. Chipman was an allopathic physician.  He served as a private from Vermont in the American Revolution.  In 1787 he married Anna Fitch (1772-1837) and together they raised 11 children.  When he came to Rochester in 1826 he acquired government land and farmed it.  Dr.Chipman brought 70 sheep from New York to his farm.  Though he kept them in a pen with eight foot rail side, wolves killed 40 sheep in one night.  The rest of the flock was destroyed in the next few years.  The first township post office was in his home.