(Thanks to Al Daniels who researched this information)
Other than Hiram Bellows, the following individuals had a great deal to do with the success of Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, Vermont
FRANCIS W. SHEPARDSON
F. W. Shepardson served his townsmen in many capacities. For a quarter of a century he was the trustee of the Bellows Free Academy fund, most of the time as secretary and treasurer, and under the general direction of the board managed the investment of that fund in a most masterly and successful manner. He made the realization of this great project, the great aim and ambition of his life. He had personal charge of the construction of that model school building, "The Bellows Free Academy."
S. WARNER BRUSH
He also took the initiative in the system of conveying town pupils in barges to the Bellows Free Academy and for years gave much time to school interests.