Edwin Brockett

Edwin Brockett

Retyped from Beers' "History of Greene County", by Sylvia Hasenkopf

Edwin Brockett, the son of Robert Brockett was born in Durham inwpeB.gif (368796 bytes) 1830. In 1855 he removed to Hensonville, where he engaged in mercantile business, which he continued till 1870. In that year he removed to Windham, where he followed the same business till 1881, when he retired, and was succeeded by his son, Charles Brockett, who continued the business here.

Mr. Brockett was appointed postmaster at Hensonville in 1861, and served in that capacity till his removal to Windham. In 1871 he was appointed to the same office in the latter place, and he has held it to the present time.

In 1855 he was married to Huldah Parsons, of Windham, and they had three children. In 1871 he was again married, to Mrs. Henrietta Peck, of Windham, a granddaughter of Judge Buell, and a daughter of Judge Goslee. They have one child.

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