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Elias Smith was born in Epping, but removed in early life to 
Moiiltonborongh, where the poverty and sacrifices incident to the 
settlement of a new country served to develop patience, perse- 
verance, and energy of character. In a time of great scarcity of 
provision he went on foot to Exeter, where he procured half a 
bushel of Indian com and bore it home on his shoulder, a distance 
of nearly seventy miles through a dense and almost pathless wil- 

His son, John Smith, was born in Moultonborough and brought 
up to a mechanical calling. He married Betsey Roberts of the 
same place and removed to Rochester about 1796, where he reared 
six sons and three daughters. He was through life an industrious, 
hard-working mechanic, of strong mental powers, ready for every 
emergency. Proverbially an honest man, he was endowed with 
a keen, intuitive sagacity, and manifested great independence of 
mind in the choice and maintenance of both religious and political 
principles. He had the confidence of the whole community, and 
those who knew him the most intimately, yielded him the largest 
homage and respect. Of an inquiring spirit, and gifted with happy 
conversational powers, his society was much sought, and he was 
always listened to with interest and profit. His opinions, formed 
only after due investigation, became incorporated into his very life. 
His wife was remarkable for her domestic and stern republican 
virtues. Caring always for her household with true maternal ten- 
derness, she cherished to the last a most sacred regard for the 
memory of the patriots of the Revolution. Remotely of blood kin 
to the immortal Warren, she partook largely of those strong and 
sterling qualities which characterized the women as well as the 
men of the Revolutionary era. 

Joseph Haven Smith, the youngest of the six sons of these pa- 
rents, was born in Rochester Nov. 17, 1805. His early life was 
characterized by a thirst for knowledge, which increased with his 
advancing years. Many discouragements were in his path, and 
greatly to his regret he was compelled to relinquish the hope of 
a collegiate education. His parents did all in their power for his 
help and encouragement. His eldest sister, Arabella Smith, who 
early began teaching, and was for many years principal of the 


" Ontario Female Seminary," at Canandaigua, N. Y., rendered Mm 
much assistance. The village school at Eochester was at that time 
far in advance of any public school in this part of the State, em- 
ploying liberally educated teachers, and fitting those who wished 
to enter college. Making the very best improvement of all the 
means afibrded by the " poor boys' college,'' he began teaching a 
district school at the age of eighteen. A j-ear later he commenced 
the study of medicine under the tuition of James Farrington, M. D., 
of his own village, and graduated at the Medical College in Bruns- 
wick, Me., in 1829. He also followed his vocation of schoolmaster 
during the whole five years of his medical studies. 

After his graduation he practiced for three years in his native 
town, and in 1832 removed to Dover. A Democrat, who inherited 
his political ideas from a Democratic father, he early took an 
active interest in the politics of the town and State. He was a 
speaker of convincing power, and his abilities were not slow to 
receive recognition. In 1837 he was elected a member of the 
Legislature, and in 1848 and 1855 his name appeared on the 
list of State senators. In 1848 he was chosen a presidential elector, 
and cast one vote for Lewis Cass. He was appointed by President 
Pierce inspector of drugs in the custom house at Boston. He 
was a member of the gubernatorial councils of 1851 and 1852. 
In 1848 he delivered the annual address at the commencement 
exercises at Dartmouth, and for many years was president of the 
Dover bank. He was for several years a member of the school 
board, and it was through his unceasing eflbrts that the district 
system was broken up and the high school erected. He was a 
member of the district and state medical societies, and during 
his active political career never relinquished his enthusiastic love 
of his profession. He was largely instrumental in the erection of 
the Pierce Memorial Church, of which he was a member. 

In 1867 Dr. Smith removed to Lowell, Mass., and for a time 
devoted his whole attention to the practice of his profession. The 
exigencies of the Grant and Greeley campaign, 1872, however, 
aroused the old political fire, and he entered vigorously into the 
contest. Eecognizing the fact that the local Democracy was 
without an organ, he started the "Middlesex Democrat," of which 
he was proprietor and editor. Eleven months later he merged 
the organ into the " Morning Times," which he soon afterwads 



sold out to the Hunt Brothers. In 1876, during the Hayes and 
Tilden campaign, he resumed the responsibilities of editor and 
manager of the " Times," his assistants being D. W. O'Brien 
and Frank Wood. In 1880 he sold out to Messrs. Campbell & 
Hauseom, the present proprietors. He was a member of the 
school board at Lowell for one terra, and was connected with 
Monomake Encampment, I. 0. O. F. He was a man of unim- 
peachable character and inherent attractions, whose word was a 
guaranty of good faith, and whose friendship was a privilege 
worthy the highest appreciation. His disposition was of the kind- 
liest nature. He was scrupulous in his adherence to truth, and 
never countenanced or gave currency to any statement, however 
favorable it might be to the party he advocated, unless he was first 
satisfied of its truth. 

Dr. Smith married, first, Meribah Hanson, and, second, Mrs. 
Wiggin of Dover. He died, in a good old age, at Lowell, Mass., 
Feb. 25, 1886, leaving a widow and three children: — Dr. H. J. 
Smith of Lowell, Mass., and Mrs. Edwin Hills and Miss Lizzie 
Smith of Washington, D. C. 



John Parker Hale was born in Rochester, IST. H., March 31, 
1806. His father, John P. Hale, was a lawyer of much ability 
and influence, and of great personal popularity, who died in 1819, 
at the age of forty-two years, leaving a large family in limited 
circumstances, the subject of this sketch being then but thirteen 
years old. As a boy he was popular among his fellows — active, 
fond of sport, quick to learn, courageous, kind, and free from 
vindictiveness — qualities which adhered to him through life, 
making him very popular in the community in which he lived, 
and in the counties where he practiced at the bar, and com- 
manding the good will and respect of the men whom his convictions 
led him to oppose. From the public schools of his native village 
he went to Phillips Academy at Exeter, and graduated at Bowdoin 
College in 1827. 

Mr. Hale, on leaving college, entered upon the study of the law 


in the office of J. H. Woodman, Esq., in Rochester, and completed 
his studies with Daniel M. Christie, Esq., of Dover, where he had 
the advantage of the instruction of one of the ablest lawyers ever 
at the bar in the State. He began to practice in Dover in 1830, 
and for about forty years was the nearest neighbor of his old 
instructor, who was always one of his warmest friends, although 
the two were generally pitted against each other in all the leading 
cases in court, and differed much of the time politically. They 
finally came together, however, the one from the standpoint of an 
anti-slavery Whig, and the other from that of a Democrat with 
anti-slavery tendencies, 

Mr. Hale at once took high rank at the bar, and was noted 
for his tact and skill in handling witnesses, and his great power 
with a jury. Of all the advocates who practiced at the bar of the 
old county of Strafford, Ichabod Bartlett of Portsmouth is the 
only one remembered who equaled him in skill with witnesses, 
or possessed that wit and humor, burning indignation, and touch- 
ing pathos which were often brought out in his appeals to the 
jury. His practice rapidly extended outside his own county into 
Belknap, Carroll, and Rockingham. In 1834 Mr. Hale was ap- 
pointed United States District Attorney by General Jackson, and 
was re-appointed by President Van Buren. 

In all his ideas Mr. Hale was democratic, and jealous of every 
encroachment upon popular rights. As a lawyer he contended 
for the right of the jury to be judges of the law, as well as of 
the facts, and protested against their being instructed by the judges 
how they must construe and apply the law, leaving them only to 
find a verdict on the facts. He won reputation as a lawyer outside 
the bar of IS ew Hampshire, in the Supreme Court at Washington, 
and in the celebrated Fugitive Slave rescue cases in Boston. 
When Shadrach was rescued in 1851 from the court house in 
Boston by Lewis Hayden and others, and sent to Canada, great 
excitement arose over the country, and especially in Washington, 
where the President issued a proclamation commanding " all officers, 
civil and military, and all well-disposed citizens in the vicinity of 
the outrage to assist in capturing the rescuers and quelling all 
similar combinations." The Senate took up the matter on a res- 
olution of Mr. Clay's calling on the President for information, 
and a special message was received in answer, with the facts and 


assurance that the law should be executed. The debate that fol- 
lowed was fierce and exciting, many senators participating. Mr. 
Hale said he thought "the President felt pretty sure he had made 
the administration ridiculous by his proclamatio.n, and had sent a 
labored essay to vindicate what could not be vindicated." Haj'den 
and Scott, the leaders in the rescue, were indicted and tried, but 
the jury failed to agree, notwithstanding the character of the testi- 
mony and the strong charge of the judge. Mr. Hale, who was 
leading counsel for the defense, made one of the most noted efforts 
of the times, addressed to the jury and the country. When the 
case of Anthony Burns came up in Boston, three years later, 
there was a still greater excitement. Theodore Parker, accidentally 
hearing of the arrest, with difficulty got access to the man, and 
with the aid of counsel procured a continuance that Burns might 
make defense. An immense meeting was held in Faneuil Hall 
to consider what the crisis required. A party who were too impa- 
tient to wait for the slower plans of the Anti-man-hunting League, 
battered down with a stick of timber the outer doors where Burns 
was confined. The garrison inside made a stand in the breach, 
and one of the marshal's assistants, James Batchelder, was killed. 
The noise drew the police to the scene, and a military company 
marching into the court-area as they were returning from target 
practice, being accidentall}' mistaken for a company of marines 
coming to strengthen the garrison, the attacking part}* did not 
feel strong enough to follow up their first success, and the rescue 
failed. The President ordered the Adjutant-General of the army 
to Boston, and the troops in ISTew York were kept under orders 
to march upon call, in addition to other preparations to prevent 
a rescue. 

Indictments were found ao;ainst Theodore Parker, Wendell Phil- 
lips, Martin Stowell, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and others 
— some for murder, and others for assault and riot — mainly for 
the speeches they made at Faneuil Hall meeting. Mr. Hale was 
again secured as leading counsel for the defense, assisted by Charles 
M. Ellis, William L. Burt, John A. Andrew, and Henry F. Du- 
rant. The indictments broke down, and the parties were never 
brought to trial. Theodore Parker afterwards published the 
*' Defense " he had prepared, and dedicated it to his lawyer, John 
P. Hale. 


From the time of his graduation Mr. Hale took great interest 
in political matters, and in 1832, two years after commencing the 
practice of law in Dover, was elected to the Legislature, at the 
age of twenty-six. Having identified himself with the Democratic 
party, he became one of its most able and eloquent supporters, 
and in 1843 was elected a representative to Congress on a general 
ticket with Edmund Burke, Moses N"orris, Jr., James H. Johnson, 
and John R. Reding, On the assembling of Congress in December, 
an exciting debate arose on the report made by John Quincy 
Adams, chairman of the committee on rules, which left out the 
famous twenty-first rule, known as the Gag rule, that had been 
adopted in 1838 by a resolution introduced by Mr. Atherton of 
l^ew Hampshire, which required that " every petition, memorial, 
resolution, proposition, or paper, touching, or relating in any way, 
or to any extent whatever, to slavery or the abolition thereof, 
shall, on presentation, without any further action thereon, be laid 
on the table, without being debated, printed, or referred." During 
the debate Mr. Hale, with Hamlin of Maine, and a few other 
Democrats, avowed their opposition to the longer suppression of 
the right of petition. The report was laid on the table, and the 
rule continued by a small majority. It had originally been adopted 
by a vote of about two to one. This was the beginning of Mr. 
Hale's anti-slavery action in Congress, which was destined to bring 
him so conspicuously before the country. 

In the presidential campaign of 1844, Mr. Hale took an active 
part. He distinguished himself as a political speaker, and contrib- 
uted much to the success of his party. The question of the 
annexation of Texas had exercised a controlling interest in the 
South, from the necessity of obtaining more slave territory, if they 
would maintain their power, in view of the growing anti-slavery 
sentiment in the North, which was beginning to aflect the action 
of Democrats. Mr. Clay had lost the State of New York, and 
with it the election, in consequence of his hesitating position of 
opposition to the measure, which sent enough Whig anti-slavery 
votes to Birney to have elected him. Mr. Hale was known to 
be opposed to annexation, as were many other New Hampshire 
Democrats ; but no opposition was made to his re-nomination to 
Congress, as fealty to that measure had not yet become a shiboleth 
of the party, as it did soon after. On the assembling of Congress 


in December, 1844, the advocates of annexation at once entered 
upon the work for its consummation. President Tyler in his 
messai^e called for immediate action, and during that month several 
schemes for annexation were submitted. In part to show the 
pro-slavery character of the movement, and to fix a western limit 
beyond which slavery should not go, Mr. Hale, on the 10th of 
January, moved a suspension of the rules to enable him to intro- 
duce a proposition to divide Texas into two parts by a line be- 
ginning at a point on the Gulf of Mexico, midway between the 
northern and southern boundaries, and running in a northwesterly 
direction. In the territory south and weSt of that line, it was 
provided that there should be neither slavery nor involuntary 
servitude; and that the provision was to remain forever an invi- 
olable contract. The motion had a majority of eleven, but failed 
to receive the requisite two thirds. The necessities of the South 
now made it necessary to suppress all opposition to the scheme of 
annexation. The election had put the control of the government 
in the hands of its friends, and all its patronage was to be wielded 
to secure that result. The Legislature of ISTew Hampshire was in 
session, as was then the custom every winter of the presidential 
year, to provide electors in case of failure to elect by the people, 
and resolutions were at once introduced and pushed through, 
favoring annexation, and instructing the delegation in Congress 
from the State to sustain it. " Obey or resign " had long been a 
Democratic doctrine in the State ; and while most of the members 
might not have so understood it, the leaders were aiming at Mr. 
Hale, who had favored that doctrine. He met these resolutions 
with defiance. He stood by the record he had made against any 
farther strengthening of the slave power, while mortified to see 
so many of his associates going down before it, among them the 
editor of the Democratic paper in his own town, who had expressed 
the desire that an impassable gulf might forever exist to prevent 
annexation, while another leading Democratic editor declared the 
whole scheme " black as ink, and bitter as hell." It was a great 
step to take, and a less daring spirit would not have ventured it. 
Poor in property, with a family to support — the most popular man 
in his party — with power to command and ability to adorn any 
position his ambition might seek, on the one side — with alienation 
of social and political friends, ostracism in business and politics 



by a party which for sixteen years had held unbroken sway and 
remorselessl}" cut dt)wn every man who dared to oppose its declared 
will, on the other — were the alternatives. Few men have shown 
such greatness of soul and loyalty to convictions under such 
temptations. While most men would have yielded, Mr. Hale did 
not falter, but at once wrote his celebrated letter to the people of 
l^ew Hampshire against the action of the Legislature in its reso- 
lutions, in which, after setting forth the aims and purposes of 
annexation, and the reasons given by the advocates and supporters 
of the measure, he declared them to be " eminently calculated to 
provoke the scorn of earth and the judgment of heaven." He 
said he would never consent by any agency of his to place the 
country in the attitude of annexing a foreign nation for the avowed 
purpose of sustaining and perpetuating human slavery ; and if they 
were favorable to such a measure, they must choose another 
representative to carry out their wishes. 

The Democratic State Committee immediately issued a call for 
the re-assembling of the Democratic Convention at Concord on 
the 12th of February, 1845, and every Democratic paper which 
could be prevailed upon to do so, opened its battery of denunci- 
ation, calling upon the convention to rebuke and silence Mr. Hale. 
To show what etforts were made to crush him, it need onl}" be 
said that such leaders of the party as Franklin Pierce, who had 
been his warm friend ever since they were fellow students in col- 
lege, went forth over the State to organize the opposition. At 
Dover he called in the leaders of the party, and the editor of the 
" Dover Gazette," who had taken such strong grounds against 
annexation, and under their influence the " Gazette " changed 
sides and went over to Mr. Hale's enemies. He then went to 
Portsmouth and brought over the leaders there, with the exception 
of John L. Hayes, then clerk of the United States Court. The 
same result followed at Exeter, with the exception of Hon. Amos 
Tuck. In this wa}^ the convention was prepared to throw over- 
board Mr. Hale and put another name on the ticket in place of 
his. Expecting no other fate when he wrote his letter, Mr. Hale 
remained at his post in Congress and only assisted his friends 
from that point, making arrangements at the same time to enter 
upon the practice of law in ISTew York city upon the close of his 
term. But resolute friends, who believed with him, rose up in all 


parts of the State to defeat the election of John Woodbury, who 
had been nominated in place of Mr. Hale. Prominent among 
these, in addition to those named above, were Nathaniel D. Wet- 
more of Rochester, John Dow of Epping, George G. Fogg, then 
of Gilmanton, James M. Gates of Claremont, James Peverly of 
Concord, John Brown of Ossipee, George W. Stevens of Meredith, 
John A. Rollins of Moultonborough, James W. James of Deerfield, 
N. P. Cram of Hampton Falls, and Samuel B. Parsons of Cole- 
brook, with others of like stamp, who organized the first successful 
revolt against the demands of the slave power, which, until then, 
had been invincible. Through their efforts, Woodbury, the nom- 
inee of the convention, failed to secure the majority over all others 
needed to elect him, and another election was called to fill the 
vacancy. Great excitement pervaded the State during the canvass, 
into which Mr. Hale entered with spirit, giving full play to all 
those characteristics which made him the foremost orator of the 
State before the people, as he had been before juries. 

The canvass opened in Concord in June, on the week for the 
assembling of the Legislature, in the old ]!^orth Church. To break 
the force and etiect of Mr. Hale's speech there, the Democratic 
leaders determined that it should be answered upon the spot, and 
selected Franklin Pierce for the work. On his way up to the 
church, Mr. Hale saw no people in the streets, and he began to 
fear there might be a failure in the expected numbers in attendance, 
as there had been once before in the same place in 1840, when 
he and other leaders of the party were to address a mass meeting, 
but when he reached the old church he saw why the streets were 
vacant ; the people had all gone earlj' to be sure of getting in, 
and the house was full to overflowing. Aware that he was ad- 
dressing not only the citizens of Concord and adjoining towns, 
and members of the Legislature, but the religious, benevolent, 
and other organizations which always met in Concord on election 
week, he spoke with more than his usual calmness and dignity. 
He created a profound impression, and made all feel, Avhether 
agreeing with him or not, that he had acted from a high sense 
of public duty and conviction. 

Mr. Pierce, who had few equals as a speaker, saw the marked 
efiect of Mr. Hale's address, and spoke under great excitement. 
He was bitter and sarcastic in tone and matter, and domineering 


and arrogant in his manner, if not personally insulting. The 
convention was wrought up to the highest pitch of excitement when 
Mr. Hale rose to reply. He spoke briefly, but effectively, and closed 
by saying : — 

" I expected to be called ambitious, to have my name cast out 
as evil, to be traduced and misrepresented. I have not been dis- 
appointed. But if things have come to this condition, that con- 
science and a sacred regard for truth and duty are to be publicly 
held up to ridicule, and scouted without rebuke, as has just been 
done here, it matters little whether we are annexed to Texas, or 
Texas is annexed to us. I may be permitted to say that the 
measure of my ambition will be full, if when my earthly career 
shall be finished, and my bones be laid beneath the soil of New 
Hampshire, when my wife and children shall repair to my grave 
to drop the tear of affection to my memory, they may read on 
my tombstone, ' He who lies beneath surrendered office, place, and 
power, rather than bow down and worship slavery.' " 

The scene which followed can be imagined, but not described, 
as round after round of applause greeted this close. At the end 
of the canvass in September, with three candidates in the field, 
there was again no election. A second effort in l^ovember ended 
with a like result. JN'o other attempt was made until the annual 
March election of 1846, when full tickets were placed in the field 
by the Democrats, Whigs, Free-Soilers, and Independent Demo- 
crats, The issue of no more slave territory was distinctly made, 
and a canvass such as the State had never known before, in which 
Mr. Hale took the leading part, resulted in a triumphant vindi- 
cation of his course, and the complete overthrow of the Demo- 
cratic party, which was beaten at all points. Mr. Hale was elected 
to the House from Dover, on the Independent ticket, and on the 
opening of the session was made Speaker of the House of Rep- 
resentatives, and during the session was elected United States 
senator for the full term of six years. It was on this occasion 
that John G. Whittier wrote that very gem of political squibs, 
beginning, " 'T is over, Moses ! — all is lost I" During this session 
of the Legislature an incident took place which exhibited the 
independent spirit of the man. Dr. Low, a member from Dover, 
introduced resolutions upon the tariff", slavery, and annexation, 
taking the ultra-Whig view of the tariff' question, and intended to 


bring Mr. Hale and his friends to their support as the condition 
upon which he could have the vote of a considerable portion of 
the Whig party. But instead of yielding his convictions for the 
consideration of their support, he and his friends declared they 
would submit to no shackles; they had fought successfully against 
the tyranny of one political organization, and no allurements of a 
senatorship should stifle their convictions and bind their judgment 
to the dictations of another. Much excitement followed, but the 
counsels of the liberal Whigs prevailed. The resolutions were not 
called up until after the senatorial election, when Mr. Hale left 
the speaker's chair, and offered amendments, which were adopted 
after a strong speech by him in their favor. He was supported 
by his old friend and instructor, Daniel M. Christie of Dover, also 
a member of the House, who had done much to quiet the opposition 
and induce it to vote for Mr. Hale. 

The hearts of the friends of liberty all over the country were 
filled with joy at the auspicious result of this first victory over 
the slave power after repeated, prolonged, and excited struggles 
both before the people and at the polls. Mr. Hale entered the 
Senate in 1847, and for two years stood alone, with unfaltering 
courage, battling the aggressive measures of the slave power with 
surpassing eloquence, keen wit, unfailing good humor, and bound- 
less resources for any and every emergency. He drew the attention 
of the country, during this session, by the telling blows he struck 
for the great cause of human freedom, to which he dedicated all 
the noblest powers of his mature manhood. He stood fearless 
against every threat and all combinations. It was of his debates 
during his first senatorial term, after his return from Spain, broken 
in health, that Charles Sumner said to the writer: — "Poor Hale! 
It is sad to see his manly form crippled and shrunken. He stood 
up bravely and alone before the rest of us got there to aid him, 
and said things on the spur of the moment, that will last and be 
remembered when the labored efibrts of the rest of us are for- 
gotten." Chase of Ohio, a sturdy son of New Hampshire, came 
to the Senate in 1849 to stand beside him, and two years later, 
in 1851, Sumner of Massachusetts. They constituted a trio of 
great ability, but were treated as interlopers and refused positions 
on the committees of the Senate for the reason, as alleged by 


Bright of Indiana, that " they belonged to no healthy organization 
known to the country." 

One of the first debates in which Mr. Hale distinguished him- 
self, after entering the Senate, was on the admission of Oregon, 
when he proposed to add the ordinance of 1787, excluding slavery, 
which drew on a fierce debate. When accused of provoking a 
" useless and pestiferous discussion,'" he told them with his accus- 
tomed good nature, that he was " willing to stand where the word 
of God and his conscience placed him, and there bid defiance to 

Early in April, 1848, the year of popular upheavings and rev- 
olutions in Europe, President Polk sent a message to Congress 
announcing, in glowing terms, the uprising of the French people 
— the peaceful overthrow of the monarchy, and the establishment 
of a republic. Resolutions were introduced in the House of Rep- 
resentatives, tendering their warmest sympathy with the struggling 
patriots, and expressing the hope " that down-trodden humanity 
may succeed in breaking down all forms of tyranny and oppres- 
sion." Similar resolutions were introduced in the Senate. Speak- 
ing on the question in a sad strain Mr. Hale said : — 

" I have sometimes thought, in dwelling upon the history of this 
republic, that I have seen indications, fearful and fatal, that we were 
departing from the faith of our fathers ; that instead of living true to 
the first principles of human liberty which we have proclaimed, we 
were cutting loose from them ; that the illustration we were about 
to give of the capability of man for self-government was to be 
the same as that of all other nations that have gone before us; 
and that after our failure the hope of freedom would indeed be 
extinguished forever. But in the dawning of this revolution in 
France I behold the sun of hope again arise, his beams of golden 
light streaming along the eastern horizon. I am now inspired 
by the hope that even if we fail here, if liberty should be driven 
from this, her chosen asylum, the divine principle would still live 
and would find a sanctuary among the people of another land; 
and when our history shall have been written, and our tale told, 
with its sad moral of our faithlessness to liberty, — boasting of 
our love of freedom, while w^e listened unmoved to the clanking 
of chains and the wail of the bondmen, — even then, in a con- 


tinent of the old world, light would be seen breaking out of 
darkness, life out of death, and hope out of despair." 

There was a municipal celebration of this event in AVashington, 
with torchlight procession and other out-door demonstrations, the 
houses of the President and heads of the departments being illu- 
minated. During these demonstrations the schooner Pearl came 
to Washington loaded with wood, and Avhen she left took away 
seventy-seven slaves. Such an exodus caused great commotion, 
and an armed steamer was sent in hot pursuit, which overtook 
the schooner at the mouth of the Potomac and brought her back 
with her ill-fated company. The greatest excitement prevailed, 
and out of it came a mob, which, after partially exhausting its 
fury, started for the office of the " I^ational Era " to destroy it, 
but were frustrated in their purpose. In Congress the excitement 
was as fierce and intense as outside. In the House the debate 
was especially bitter. In the Senate Mr. Hale offered a resolution, 
copied from the laws of Maryland, providing that any property 
destroyed by riotous assemblages should " be paid for by any town 
or county in the district where it occurs." Mr. Calhoun was 
" amazed that even the senator from New Hampshire should 
have so little regard for the constitution of the country as to 
introduce such a bill as this without including in it the severest 
penalties against the atrocious act which had occasioned this 
excitement," and said he " would just as soon argue with a maniac 
from Bedlam, as with the senator from ISTew Hampshire on the 
subject." Foote of Mississippi denounced the bill " as obviously 
intended to cover and protect negro stealing." Turning to Mr. 
Hale he said : — "I invite him to visit Mississippi, and will tell 
him beforehand, in all honesty, that he could not go ten miles 
into the interior before he would grace one of the tallest trees ot 
the forest with a rope around his neck, with the approbation ot 
every honest and patriotic citizen ; and that, if necessary, I should 
myself assist in the operation." Jefferson Davis, and Butler ot 
South Carolina, joined in the attack upon him in the same strain, 
while he stood alone. Mr. Hale explained his purpose in intro- 
ducing the resolution, and in replying to the assaults said : — 
" The notes of congratulation sent across the Atlantic to the 
people of France on their deliverance from thralldom have 
hardly ceased when the supremacy of law and the freedom ot 


the press are threatened in the capital of the nation." Refer- 
ring to Foote's threatened reception in Mississippi, he invited the 
senator to visit " the dark corners of New Hampshire, where 
the people in that benighted region wall be very happy to listen 
to his arguments and engage in the intellectual conflict with him 
in wdiich the truth would be elicited." Turning to Calhoun, he 
said : — "It has long been held by you that your peculiar insti- 
tution is incompatible with the right of speech ; but if it is also 
incompatible with the safeguards of the constitution being thrown 
around the property of the American citizen, let the country know 
it. If that is to be the principle of your action, let it be pro- 
claimed throughout the length and breadth of the land, that there 
is an institution so omnipotent, so almighty, that even the sacred 
rights of life and property must bow down before it. There could 
not be a better occasion than this to appeal to the country. Let 
the tocsin sound; let the w^ord go forth." He further told Calhoun 
that it was " a novel mode of terminating a controversy by char- 
itably throwing the mantle of a maniac irresponsibility upon one's 
antagonist." Adjournment closed the discussion, and the Senate 
refused to take it up afterwards. 

In December, 1850, Mr. Foote of Mississippi introduced a reso- 
lution declaring it to be the duty of Congress to provide terri- 
torial government for California, Deseret, and ]^ew Mexico. Mr. 
Hale offered an amendment, that the ordinance of 1787 should be 
applied. It was during the debate which followed that Mr. "Web- 
ster made his 7th of March speech. During the discussion Mr. 
Hale occupied two days in an argument vindicating the measures 
and acts of the anti-slavery men. Replying to Mr. Webster, he 
said: — "Yet the senator declares he would not re-enact the laws 
of God. Well, sir, I would. When he tells me that the law of 
God is against slavery, it is a most potent argument why we 
should incorporate it in a territorial bill." 

In closing he said : — " And firmly believing in the providence 
of God, we trust the day will dawn in this country when the 
word ' slavery ' shall be a word "without a meaning, when any 
section of the Union will join hands with another in spreading 
abroad the principles of humanity, philosophy, and Christianity, 
which shall elevate every son and daughter of the human race to 
that libertv for which thev were created, and for which thev were 


destined by God. These opinions, sir, we entertain, and these 
hopes we cherish : and we do not fear to avow them, here, now, 
always, and forever." 

Mr. Hamhn and Mr. Hale presented petitions for the repeal of 
the fugitive slave act, one of which was referred to the judiciary 
committee. A debate sprang up on a motion for reconsideration, 
which gave rise to a spirited controversy. Butler of South Caro- 
lina declared he " was tired of casting impediments in the stream 
of anti-slavery agitation ; they might as well attempt to put a 
maniac asleep by lullabies." Mr. Hale, in reply, said " agitation 
was the great element of life. It gave birth to the revolution 
and the constitution, and none but those who hug fatal errors 
have anything to fear from that life-giving element, which will 
impart its healing as did the waters at the beautiful gate of the 
temple, when the angel had gone down and stirred them. As for 
myself, I glory in the name of agitator." 

The period of greatest interest in Mr. Hale's senatorial career 
centers around his first term, when he stood alone, or almost 
alone, in the thick of the conflict, undaunted, and dealing blows 
to the oppressor on every side. There were no weak places in 
his armor, and neither threats, attacks, nor allurements could 
shake his constancy. When this term expired, the Democratic 
party had obtained control in ISTew Hampshire ; but two years 
later, in 1855, they lost it, and Mr. Hale was again elected for 
four years, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of Charles 
G. Atherton. He was again re-elected for a full term in 1858. 
He was conspicuous in this term for his integrity and fearless 
independence in exposing the mal-administration and extravagance 
of the navy department, while acting as chairman of the naval 
committee of the Senate. 

Mr. Hale was nominated as the Free-Soil candidate for the 
presidency in 1847, but declined after the nomination of Mr. Yan 
Buren at the Buflalo convention in 1848. He was again nom- 
inated for president by the Free-Soil convention in 1852, with 
George W. Julian for vice-president, and received at the Novem- 
ber election 155,850 votes. 

At the close of his senatorial career in 1865 Mr. Hale was 
appointed Minister to Spain by President Lincoln, and was absent 
five years, much of the time in ill health. He came home with 


a broken constitution. His health, which had always been perfect 
up to the time of the well-remembered jSTatioual Hotel sickness, 
was never so good afterwards. 

He lived to see the full triumph of his efforts to rid the land of 
slavery, and the freedmen, with the ballot, placed as citizens under 
the protection of the constitution, and died November 19, 1873, 
bearing with him the blessings of millions who had been raised 
from the sorrow and degradation of human servitude, and of mil- 
lions more who had admired his unselfish fidelity to the cause he 
had espoused, and his unwavering integrity. 


DoMiNicus Hanson, son of Joseph and Charity (Dame) Hanson, 
was born Aug. 23, 1813, in the same house in Eochester where 
he now (1888) resides. 

His father was born in Dover Dec. 18, 1764, and died at Roch- 
ester Dec. 19, 1832. He married Charity Dame March 4, 1798. 
She was born in Rochester Sept. 1, 1775, and died Feb. 3, 1833. 
They had ten children. 1. Humphrey, deceased, a druggist. 2. 
Mary D., deceased, wife of Dr. James Farrington, deceased, of 
Rochester, a distinguished physician and member of Congress from 
New Hampshire (p. 345). 3. Hannah, died in infancy. 4. Joseph 
S., died at twenty-five; was a druggist. 5. lleribah, deceased, wife 
of Dr. Joseph H. Smith, late of Lowell, Mass. (p. 300). 6. Joanna^ 
deceased, wife of John McDutfee of Rochester (p. 380). 7. An 
infant, not named. 8. Hester Ann, deceased, wife of Daniel M. 
Mooney. 9. Dominicus, the subject of this sketch. 10. Asa P., a 
corn and flour dealer in Newton City, Iowa. 

Joseph Hanson came to Rochester from Dover when a young 
man, and immediately engaged in the general grocery and mer- 
cantile business, which he successfully followed till within a few 
years of his death. He was a man of excellent judgment, good 
common sense, shrewd, cautious, industrious, and economical. 
He built the first brick store ever erected in Straflbrd county, 
probably about 1810 or 1812. The roof, doors, and window-shutters 
were of tin. At a very early day he made a brick vault for the 
safe deposit of his papers, etc. He inaugurated many useful 
schemes which have had a tendency for good, and his name is 


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held in grateful remembrance by those who knew him. He was 
justly considered one of the best business men of his day, and the 
ample fortune left to his family fully attests this estimate of him. 
He was a Whig in politics, but was averse to holding any office, 
preferring to attend to his own private matters, hence his great 
success for one of those days. 

Mrs. Hanson was a member of the Methodist Church, and he 
was an attendant and supporter of the various churches, though 
not a member of any, rather leaning towards Universalism. 

DoMiNicus Hanson received the advantages of a common-school 
education until he was some tifteen years of age, and this was 
supplemented by an academic education at Rochester Academy, 
Parsonsfield Seminary, Me., and Hopkinton and Pembroke, N. H. 
In 1830 he commenced the drug business as an apprentice to his 
brother-in-law. Dr. Smith, and served him two years, when in 
1832 he bought Dr. Smith's interest, and continued in the business 
till the fire of December, 1880, except some two or three years 
when away at school. Immediately after the fire he built on the 
same spot a fine store now occupied by Burnham. 

As an evidence of the confidence reposed in Mr. Hanson as an 
honest and trustworthy gentleman, we may mention that at the 
earnest solicitation of the business men of his native town, he 
issued scrip of the respective denominations — 10 cts., 25 cts., and 
50 cts., — to the amount of $8,000, which reads as follows : — 

"State of New Hampshire, Rochester, Sept. 27, 1862. 

" For value received, I promise to pay on demand, in current 

Bank Bills, in sums of one dollar and upwards, at my place of business. 


This scrip was issued when there was a scarcity of circulating 
money during the great civil war, and before the general govern- 
ment had issued any money. Circulating throughout Kew England, 
it was never refused, and was promptly redeemed when the general 
government made its issue. " Honest Dominicus," as he has been 
known by his friends for long years ! Who ever saw the goodly 
village of Norway Plains but recalls his prim, pressed-brick 
two-story apothecary store, with its circular front, once the most 
stylish store in the whole State of iSTew Hampshire? its long- 
remembered and excellent brick sidewalk in front, dating back 


to time immemorial, before this prospective city knew the luxury 
of sidewalks ? its broad stone steps, always a delight to the innu- 
merable patrons of this popular resort, who climbed them with the 
assurance of safe foothold and excellent reception beyond ? 

If JN'oah could by any means be compelled to refit and re-arrange 
the ark, and take in all that he considered necessary to stock a 
new world, he couldn't collect the six or eight million invaluable 
articles which were here gathered together from the four corners 
of the earth (or " coming the next day ") unless he had the nearly 
miraculous experience of our subject, and to acquire such an expe- 
rience would cost a frightful expenditure of both time and money. 

Mr. Hanson is now (1888) seventy-five years of age, a little less 
than six feet in height, stands erect, possesses rather a commanding 
figure, moves quickly like an active young man of twenty-five. 
His hair, always inclined to brown, is silvered with age. He is 
of a markedly nervous organization, his thin-cut face bearing its 
certain evidence. IS'othing about his face or general appearance 
is strongly marked above many other men you may meet in the 
course of a day's ride in any portion of Yankee land; by that 
sign you can judge the man. 

If ever wit and drollery overflowed in one person, here it is. I 
know of no two faces in the country that so nearly resemble each 
other as that of " Honest Dominicus " and the happy countenance 
of America's humorist, " Mark Twain." The general impression 
left by the two faces is the same, — the same mysterious gleam, 
sure token of the mental flash, occurs in each, and the wit and 
humor of each are fully recognized among his friends. The par- 
allel holds good still further : in neither case can the purpose or 
intent be solved. A matter of the lightest import may be treated 
with ponderous gravity befitting a funeral oration, and while either 
of the two is discoursing with lengthened face upon the topic, the 
bystanders are convulsed with laughter. On the contrary, many 
things which bewilder the brains of common people are heartily 
laughed at by them. Like all puzzling human enigmas both these 
worthies have become idealized in the aft'ectionate regard of many 
friends. But Mr. Hanson is a study. In him lie the gentle graces, 
geniality, cute Yankee sense, and the subtile and evanescent essence 
of fun. In him dwells a constant gleam of drollery, always 
welcome as sunshine in winter, or flowers in May. The mirth 


which overflows in his happy moments is all the more welcome 
because of the uncertainty of its aim. It may be gentle invective 
of society's shams ; perhaps a tinge of sarcasm wittily said lightens 
his etibrts. 

In politics he has been a life-long Democrat of the old school. 
He was an earnest supporter of General Jackson for the presidency 
for the second term, though not old enough to vote. He cast his 
first presidential vote for Martin Van Buren, and has voted at 
every election since. Without his knowledge he was appointed 
postmaster of his native village by President Jackson, ere his 
majority, and he continued to hold the same position under Van 
Bureu's and Harrison's administrations. He has been director of 
the ITorway Plains Savings Bank for many years. 

He married Betsey S., daughter of Simon Chase, a prominent 
merchant in Rochester, Sept. 19, 1839. She was born in Milton, 
August 4, 1814. Of this union two sons have been born, — Charles 
A. C, born in Bocliester, August 18, 1844, and George W., born 
July 6, 1854, and died January 6, 1856. 



The character and prosperity of every community depend largely 
upon a few leading minds that to a great extent form and mold 
public opinion. Rochester has been specially fortunate in devel- 
oping men illustrious for their energy, industry, and integrity. 
Prominent among these stands James Hervey Edgerly, who for 
half a century has been thoroughly identified with every step of 
progress pertaining to the best interests of the town of his adoption. 
His good sense and wise counsels have had much to do in shaping 
the destinies of Rochester, in whose activities and advancement he 
has always borne an honorable and conspicuous part. 

James H. Edgerly was born in Farmington, Jan. 28, 1814, of 
tbe seventh generation from Thomas Edgerhj, an Englishman, who 
settled in Durham in 1665. On his maternal side his ancestry in 
the Roberts line contained a mixture of Scotch-Irish blood. At 
the age of ten years he removed with his parents to Great Falls, 
where they remained nine years, and then returned to Farmington. 


Having acquired a good common school education he satisfied his 
higher aspirations by attending the academies at Wolfeborough 
and Rochester, and the Institute at ISTew Hampton, supplementing 
a thoroughly practical education by teaching school winters. His 
father intended him for the law, but his tastes were for mechanics, 
and he was apprenticed to his uncle, the late Hon. Josiah B. 
Edgerly, a carriage manufacturer at Farmington. In January, 1835, 
he went to Great Falls, where he worked at his trade for one 
year. The next year he was a journeyman in Boston at good 
wages. Then came the financial crash of 1837, when business was 
at a stand-still, and workmen all over the country were thrown 
out of employment. The young man from the granite hills with 
indomitable will and laudable ambition took up his march to the 
westward, and found emploj-ment in St. Louis, Mo. After about 
a year he again migrated to Burlington, Iowa. After a few months' 
labor he was attacked with fever and ague, and, as the only chance 
of recovery, was finally obliged to return home in the fall of 1838. 
In September, 1839, he came to Rochester, where he opened a 
carriage shop, and began also the business of an undertaker. Here 
for nearly fifty years he has honored an honorable employment 
by a life of industry and usefulness. In all his business relations, 
as well as in the various positions of trust to which he has been 
called, he has been guided by that noblest of virtues, fidelity. 
Lacking neither the information nor the courage to maintain his 
principles, his sphere of usefulness may have been greater than 
as if he had been a lawyer. 

Possessed of a military spirit even from boyhood, in 1834 he 
was commissioned captain, in 1840 adjutant of the Thirty-ninth 
Regiment, and three years later was appointed brigade inspector. 
In 1849 he was unanimously chosen captain of the " Rochester 
Phalanx," an independent company composed of many of the first 
young men of the town, and continued in command till the military 
system of the State was changed in 1856. 

He held the office of deputy sherifi' from 1844 to 1847, and acted 
as guard at the execution of Andrew Howard (p. 312). He had 
been selected by Sheriff" Hoyt to assist in the execution, but another 
deputy asked Mr. Edgerly to change places with him. " Certainly," 
said Mr. Edgerly; "while I would not shirk my duty, I have no 
wish to be particularly prominent in swinging a poor wretch into 


In 1844 Mr. Edgerly was appointed justice of the peace, and 
acted as such forty years, declining to again qualify in 1884. In 
1853 he was made an associate justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas, and remained a sound adviser until the system of courts 
was changed. 

Mr. Edgerly was made a Mason Nov. 16, 1850; was Master of 
Humane Lodge from 1854 to 1858, and again in 1861 ; was treas- 
urer from 1873 to 1884; and D. D. G. Master in 1858-59. He 
was a charter member of Temple Chapter of R. A. M., and is a 
Knight Templar. 

In politics Mr. Edgerly was originally a Democrat, but dissented 
from his party in regard to the Fugitive Slave Law, the Dred Scott 
Decision, and the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. After its 
repeal, believing that " squatter sovereignty " applied to Kansas, 
be became a " Douglas Democrat." But when rebellion arose 
he laid aside all party affiliations, and to the full extent of his 
power and influence supported the administration in its suppression, 
and advocated the second election of Abraham Lincoln. The pres- 
ervation of the Union, with its flag floating over the whole country, 
was to him the paramount principle, and no man in the town of 
Rochester is held in higher esteem by the soldiers of the Grand 
Army than he. They remember him as one who stood by them 
and their families, and in word and deed proved himself the patriot- 
citizen, the friend who fought for them at home while they were 
lighting for freedom at the front. 

In 1866 he was appointed judge of probate for Stratibrd county, 
and held the office till removed for political reasons by the Dem- 
ocratic State administration in 1874. 

The life of Judge Edgerly has been long and eventful, full of 
interesting incidents which illustrated the character of the man. 
Just after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, a slave fleeing 
to Canada came one night to the house of the late Hon. J. H. 
Ela. The United States officers were in close pursuit, and as Mr. 
Ela was a noted abolitionist, he feared they would find their victim 
without fail if he kept him in hiding at his own house. So he 
went to Mr. Edgerly, who being a well-known Democrat would 
be unsuspected, and stated the case: how the poor fellow had 
been hunted from the rice swamps of Carolina, .chased by blood- 
hounds, and traveling by night ^vith the North star for his guide, 


resting in the woods by day, had now so nearly reached the land 
of freedom, and what a death blow to his hopes it would be now 
to be captured and sent back to slavery. Mr. Edgerly had been 
walking the room with rapid strides, his great heart filled with 
indignation against the law, and with no hesitation became " a 
conductor on the underground railroad." By his aid, advice, and 
money the slave escaped to Canada. This is only one of many 
incidents showing that his heart was always in the right place, 
and by which he won a firm hold on the love and respect of his 
fellow townsmen. 

The writer of this hasty sketch remembers him best when, as 
a member of the school committee, he made frequent visits to 
the schools, and became almost a father to hundreds of boys and 
girls who are now men and women. Though the silver threads 
are mixed with the dark ones of our heads, and many have left 
the old home for other States, yet none of those who attended the 
Main-street school in those days will ever forget honest-hearted, 
free-spoken, blufi", good-natured Judge Edgerly, who made all their 
interests his interests. 


Samuel J. Varney, son of Capt. Phineas Varney, was born at 
Gonic in 1814. His father sailed in command of the privateer 
brig Mars from Portsmouth, and was never heard from. Mr. 
Varney left home in 1831, and served an apprenticeship in the 
" Dover Gazette " ofiice, with John T. Gibbs. In 1835 he purchased 
" The Iris," at Methueu, Mass., and changed it to the " Methuen 
Falls Gazette." After four years he sold out, and having spent 
a short time in the West, he bought the " Vox Populi " at Lowell, 
Mass., which he published from 1841 to 1850, when he bought 
the " Lowell Courier and Journal." In 1855 he bought back the 
" Vox Populi " and published it till his decease, l!^ov. 11, 1859. 
In 1836 he married Mary Jane, daughter of Stephen Place of 
Rochester. She died in 1850 leaving five children. In 1851 he 
married Ruth Stewart, who survived him with two children. In 
1850-51 he was a member of the common council, and of the 
board of aldermen in 1852 and 1859. The printers of Lowell and 
other citizens in large numbers attended his funeral. An obituary 

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notice says: — "All works of benevolence and philanthropy were 
sure of his co-operation. In social life he was unusually happy 
and considerate of the comfort of others. The needy never came 
to him in vain, and the sick and suffering never lacked his ten- 
derest care. His place is not easily filled. The good he did will 
long survive him, and there are many of our citizens who will 
till life's end consecrate a warm corner of their hearts to his 


Henry True came from England and settled in Salem, Mass., 
where he married a daughter of Capt. Robert Pike and had two 
sons, the elder of whom was Capt. Henry True. He married Jane 
Bradbury and had four children, among whom was Dea. John True, 
who married Martha Morrell and had five children. Their second 
son, Ezekiel, married Mary Morrell and settled at Salisbury Plain, 
Mass. Among their ten children was Jacob, who settled in Salis- 
bury, iST. H., and married Lydia Dow. The fourth of their six 
children was Ezeldel, born at Salisbury, Feb. 6, 1780. He married 
Nancy Nutting, daughter of one of the first settlers of Corinth, 
Vt., and had eight children. He owned a farm but was a house 
carpenter by trade, and his four boys did most of the farm work, 

EzEKiEL True, the youngest of the four, was born at Corinth, 
Yt., June 5, 1814. In his boyhood he had a great liking for 
books and study, and farming was to him a tiresome drudgery. 
From twelve years of age he cherished an intense purpose to 
obtain education enough to teach a common school. His school 
privileges were limited to about two months each winter, and yet 
by his persevering energy he passed the examination, obtaining a 
teacher's certificate at the age of seventeen, and taught a two- 
months' school with commendable success, receiving eight dollars 
a month and board. For the next four years he worked on the 
farm in the summer, attended the Academy at Bradford, Vt., in 
the fall, and taught school in tlie winter. 

From a very early age he was seriously inclined, and deeply 
anxious in regard to personal religion. He was converted in 1828, 
and joined the Free Will Baptist Church in Corinth, March 20, 
1830. Impressed with the conviction that the ministry must be 
his life work, he preached his first sermon July 5, 1835, from 



Matthew 16 : 26. He continued to preacli tlirough the Bummer, 
and in the winter traveled, holding meetings in various places 
through Ij^orthern Vermont, but with no marked success. Feeling 
the need of a better education he went to J^orth Parsonsfield 
Seminary in Maine, the only academy then belonging to his 
denomination. His father gave him twenty dollars, and by the 
aid of teaching winters, he acquired a common academic education. 
After leaving school he held meetings in Cornish, Me., resulting 
in sixty or seventy conversions. 

He was ordained at Corinth, Yt., June 22, 1837, and in Jan- 
uary, 1838, became pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church in 
Portsmouth, where he remained three years, adding the labors of 
a city missionary to the regular pastoral work. During this time 
about one hundred were added to the church. For thirty-five 
years he preached without the loss of a single Sabbath, and was 
in labors abundant for nearly ten years more. Having been pastor 
in Wells, South Berwick, and Saco, Me., and in Portsmouth, 
Ashland, Pittsfield, Lake Village, Alton, Gilford, and Farmington, 
N. H., he spent his last years in Rochester, where he founded the 
Rochester Village Free Will Baptist Church, and where he died 
Feb. 18, 1883 (p. 283-5). 

In ISTovember, 1839, he married Sylvia M. Hobbs of Wells, Me., 
whose natural abilities, education, and rare spiritual gifts qualified 
her to be a most eflicient helpmeet in all his work. She died April 
30, 1881. In June, 1882, he married Mrs. Clara D. Smith, who 
survives him. 

Mr. True was a man of untiring energy, wholly devoted to his 
work. He served on the school board in most of the towns where 
he resided. He preached not less than four thousand and five 
hundred sermons, attended about five hundred funerals, married 
three hundred and fifty couples, and baptized about three hundred 
persons. His genial, social disposition won him many friends who 
still hold his name in aflectionate remembrance. 


Jasper Hazen York was born in Lee, Feb. 27, 1816, and died 
in Dover, April 7, 1874. When he was two years of age his 
parents moved from Lee to Rochester, which place remained his 


home till he made one for himself in South Boston. He was 
the third son of John and Rebecca York. His father was a suc- 
cessful farmer, retiring in his disposition, but widely known and 
respected for his honesty, integrity, and good common sense. His 
ipaother was a woman of great strength of character and wonder- 
fully successful in impressing her own superior mental power upon 
her children. 

In early boyhood he was noted for his love of books and stu- 
dious habits. As he grew older the passion for an education took 
complete possession of him, and nothing short of a profession 
would satisfy his ambition. His father used every inducement to 
have him remain on the farm, but when he became convinced 
that this was utterly repugnant to the boy's desires, he reluctantly 
gave his consent that this son should choose his own life work. 

After leaving the public schools he continued his studies at 
Phillips Exeter Academy. Then for several years he taught school 
in Kittery, Me., Dover, I*^. H., and other places. As a teacher he 
was wonderfully successful, not only in the public schools but in 
after years when he had a continuous succession of medical students 
in his office. He always took great iuterest in educational affairs, 
servino; with sio;nal success on the school committee in Boston for 
many years, proving himself one of the most efficient men that 
board ever had. 

He graduated from Harvard Medical College with honor in the 
year 1845. He soon settled in South Boston and immediately 
acquired a good practice. He was early noted for his surgical skill 
— in fact he had nearly all the surgery in South Boston — and 
also for his skill in diagnosis, seeming to arrive at correct conclu- 
sions almost intuitively. In every way he proved himself an able, 
skillful physician, winning the confidence of his patients and the 
respect of other medical men. Soon after he settled in South 
Boston he entered heartily into the anti-slavery movement, using 
freely his influence and his money to advance the interest of the 
cause, and ardently supporting Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Charles 
Sumner, and Theodore Parker in their warfare upon the great 
evil of slavery. 

His parents were Free Will Baptists and he had been brought 
up in that faith, but about this time his religious thought under- 


went a change, so that he connected himself with the society over 
which Theodore Parker was pastor. 

"When the Know-]^othing party sprang into its ephemeral exist- 
ence, and the Roman Catholics of Boston and elsewhere endeav- 
ored to put it down, Dr. York took strong sides with that party, 
because he believed in free thought, free speech, and absolutely 
free government, and did not believe in uneducated, irresponsible 
men from other countries dominating and ruling native-born 
citizens. For the active part he took in this he came near being 
mobbed by the Catholics. He was fearless to the highest degree, 
a man of decided convictions, and always ready to defend them, 
with his life if necessary. 

A large number of medical students graduated from his office 
with honor both to themselves and to him, among whom may be 
mentioned his nephew. Dr. John Colby York, Dr. W. H. Page 
of Rochester, Dr. William Sprague, Dr. J. F. Frisbie of Rochester, 
Dr. S. C. Whittier, Dr. W. H. Westcott, and others. 

When the civil war broke out he was intensely loyal, believing 
the end of slavery would result. Having offered his services to 
the United States government, he was stationed at Fairfax Semi- 
nary Hospitiil, Va., and Armory Square Hospital in Washington, 
D. C. 

In 1865, following a too close application to his professional 
work, he was prostrated with disease of the stomach from which 
he never recovered. Several times he relinquished practice and 
partly regained his health, but his active disposition would not 
long allow him to rest, and a return to his work brought back 
the disease, and after a lingering and painful illness he died in 
Dover. He had removed to that city several years before, where he 
purchased a small farm, hoping the out-door life might prove bene- 
ficial. For a short time his difficulty to some extent abated, but 
the disease proved too deeply seated to be easily eradicated. In 
1860 he married Mary Elsie Watts, daughter of Charles S. Watts, 
Esq., of South Boston, who, with one daughter, survives him. 


Francis Orr was born in Topsham, Me., in 1816. At the age 
of fourteen he went to Boston to obtain a commercial education. 

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and found employment in a dry goods jobbing house. He showed 
an aptitude for business and soon became an excellent accountant. 
While book-keeper at the factories in Dudley, Mass., he married 
the daughter of Col. John Eddy. After this he was clerk and 
■paymaster of the mills at Barre, Mass., and came to Rochester in 
December, 1847, to take the position of clerk and book-keeper for 
the Norway Plains Company. Here he continued for just thirty 
years, when he was stricken with paralysis which confined him 
to the house. After an illness of more than six years he died 
Nov. 16, 1883, leaving a wife and two children. 

Notwithstanding the constant pressure of his counting-room 
duties, he was an active man in the interests of the community. 
For many years he was an engineer in the fire department, and 
always took a deep interest in the welfare of the fire companies. 
He was a director in the old Mechanics' Bank, and afterwards a 
corporator and director in the Rochester Savings Bank. He was 
a member of the Legislature in 1871 and 1873. The latter term 
he was chairman of the committee on incorporations and one of 
the most valuable members, speaking rarely but always to the point. 
Mr. Orr was thoroughly identified with the business of Rochester 
for many years, and was well known as a progressive and ener- 
getic business man. 


Charles Main, son of David and Esther (Norwood) Main, and 
great-great-grandson of Rev. Amos Main (p. 83), was born in 1817, 
orphaned at an early age, and apprenticed to learn the saddlers' 
trade at Dover, when fifteen years old. He showed at once an 
ambition to master every detail of the business. With only an 
ordinary English education, this thoroughness in whatever he 
undertook was the foundation of his subsequent success. At the 
age of twenty-one he went to Pittsburg, Penn., and soon after to 
Nashua, where he worked for several years at his trade. In 1845 
he formed a partnership with M. S. Mayo in the manufacture of 
carriao;es and harnesses at Boston. While in the heio-ht of busi- 
ness success, he was seized with the gold fever, and joined a com- 
pany of one hundred young men, who purchased the ship Leonora, 
laded her with merchandise, and started for California, Feb. 4, 1849. 


Sailing around Cape Horn they landed at San Francisco, July 5, 
where they made a handsome profit on the cargo. After one 
week he went to Benicia, where he built the steamer New Eng- 
land, the parts of which tliej had brought in their ship. This 
was the first side-wheel steamer on the Sacramento. After boating 
provisions and supplies to settlements along the river for a short 
time, Mr. Main sold the steamer and went to mining with fair 
success. He, however, preferred a business life and formed a 
partnership with E. H. Winchester of Fall River, Mass., which 
has continued from 1850 to the present time. Both were active, 
industrious, closely attentive, and courteous to all customers, and 
were soon compelled to enlarge their business. Their trade em- 
braces the wholesale and retail business of everything pertaining 
to saddlery wares, and they carry the heaviest stock of any in 
America. Thorough workmanship, excellence of material, prompt- 
itude, and absolute truthfulness have achieved success and carried 
their goods to every part of the known world. 

Mr. Main married Feb. 8, 1847, Mary A. lS"orton of Providence, 
R. I. In 1874 he traveled in Europe. He was several years 
president, and always director of the Central Railroad Company 
of San Francisco ; also president of the wire-rope Railroad Com- 
pany; and a founder and one of the first directors of the Cali- 
fornia Insurance Company. He is an attendant and supporter ot 
the Unitarian Church, and was conspicuous for his liberality to 
the Christian Commission in the time of war. He is widely known 
as a public-spirited citizen, identified with the best interests of 
California, and active in all enterprises for the public good. He 
now stands among the very first of the manufacturers and im- 
porting merchants of San Francisco. 


JoJm Lougee, born in the island of Jersey in 1695, came to this 
country in 1713. He settled in that part of Exeter which is now 
JSTewmarket, where he married a Gilman. Their grandson, Joseph 
Lougee^ with his wife and eight children lived to an average age 
of eighty-three years and three months. The oldest of their eight 
children, John F., was born at Exeter, and died in Rochester Jan. 





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16, 1880, aged ninety-three years. He settled on a farm at Gil- 
manton, where he married a daughter of Dr. William Smith, who 
had settled there as the first physician in 1767. Dr. Smith was a 
man of sterling principle and did much for the educational, moral, 
and religious interests of the town in its early history. He lived 
to the age of ninety-three years and six months. He had ten sons 
and seven daughters, who, with the exception of four who died 
in childhood, lived to an average of eighty-four years, and were 
all members of the Congregational Church. John F. Lougee had 
four children : — Joseph, who died at twent3'-five ; Isaac W. ; Wil- 
liam S., who died at twenty-nine; and Elizabeth 31. , wife of L. S. 
l^nte of Alton. 

Isaac W. Lougee, the second son, was born at Gilmanton Aug. 
1, 1818. Having received a common school education, he attended 
select schools taught by Rev. C. G. Safford and Hon. George G. 
Fogg, and also the Gilmanton Academy. He began the study of 
medicine with Dr. Otis French of Gilmanton, and attended lectures 
at Hanover and at "Woodstock, Vt. He graduated from Dartmouth 
Medical College in 1845, and the following November began the 
practice of medicine at 'New Durham. In 1847 he located in Alton, 
where he continued for twenty-one years, and then bought out 
Dr. James Farrington of Rochester. Subsequently they formed a 
partnership, and were in practice together for ten years under the 
firm name of Farrington & Lougee. 

Dr. Lougee is a member of the Strafford District Medical So- 
ciety, of which he has been president, besides holding minor ofiSces. 
He is also a member of the State Medical Society, in which he 
has held responsible positions. In 1862 he was appointed exam- 
ining surgeon for Belknap county. As a physician Dr. Lougee 
excels both in diao-nosis and the selection of suitable remedies. 
B}' close observation he has been able early to learn the type, 
and successfully to treat epidemics of a severe character. 

He is a Republican in politics. Very early in life he espoused 
the cause of freedom, and was always bitterly opposed to the 
extension of slavery. He was postmaster at Alton during the 
administration of Presidents Taylor and Fillmore. In 1866 and 
1867 he represented Alton in the State Legislature, during v,hich 
time he had the satisfaction of voting for the fourteenth amend- 
ment of the United States Constitution. In 1877 and 1878 he 


represented Eochester in the Legislature, tlie last year serving as 
chairman of the Committee on Asylums for the Insane. In 1885 
he purchased the " Rochester Courier," which is still (1888) under 
his management. He is also one of the directors of the Norway 
Plains Savings Bank. 

He has heen twice married, — first to Julia A., daughter of 
Thomas Ross of Gilmanton. Of this union one child, Mary A., 
was born, who died at Rochester Jan. 8, 1883. Mrs. Lougee died 
Aug. 8, 1865, and he married for his second wife, Ellen, daughter 
of Hazen Wheeler of Barnstead. Their children are William W. 
and Arthur J. The elder graduated from Dartmouth College in 
the class of '88, and the younger graduated from the high school 
in Rochester, June, 1888. 



The first mention of the name of Ela in America occurs in the 
town records of Haverhill, Mass., under date of Oct. 19, 1658, as 
follows : — "It is voted and granted by the town, that Daniel Ela 
shall have four and one half acres of land north of Abraham 
Tyler's land, next to the little pond, in the way of exchange for 
Abra. Tyler's land, which he, Ela, hath bought by Samuel Geald 
at the pond meadow." 

The name of Daniel Ela occurs frequently in the town records 
from this time, he having been elected many times to offices of 
trust by his fellow citizens. Daniel Ela and Elizabeth Baxter were 
married in Haverhill, Aug, 28, 1698. 

That Daniel Ela was the father of Israel Ela, and the progenitor 
of the Ela family in this country, seems almost certain, as he is 
the only person of that name mentioned in the records until Israel 
is made a freeman in 1677. The descendants of Israel were for 
several generations in possession of lands originally granted to 
Daniel. From these ancestors can be traced a numerous family, 
reaching down to the present time, in one branch of which we 
find Enoch Ela of Rochester, N. H., who in 1813 married Mary 
Hart of Rochester. One son was born of this union whose life 
is the subject of the following biographical sketch, for much of 
which we are indebted to excellent and appreciative obituary 



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notices which appeared in many of the New Hampshire weekly 

Jacob Hart El a was born in Rochester on the 18th of July, 
1820. The house in which his parents lived during his infancy, 
stood on what is now known as the John Roberts place, at the 
south end of the town. Many of his townsmen can remember 
the large-hearted, good-natured boy, who was a favorite with his 
companions at the village school, where he made the most of the 
few advantages afforded for an education. One says ''• he was not 
a brilliant scholar; but all that he knew he knew thoroughly, and 
he wanted to argue with his teacher about everything that was 
debatable." His parents were poor, and he had to struggle for 
the little education he obtained. When only fourteen years old 
he was apprenticed to a woolen manufacturer, and worked in a 
factory until he was seventeen, when he w^ent to Concord to 
learn the printers' trade with his cousin George W. Ela, who then 
owned and published the " Statesman." Though but a boy in 
years, he was then a man in stature, with a mind that was broad- 
ening day by day, and a heart always warm with generous im- 
pulses. He inherited from his mother not only his large frame 
and sound mind, but a love for the eternal principles of right, 
and the strong will which could carry these convictions into effect. 
He belonged to a juvenile anti-slavery society at this time, and by 
its earnest debates was making ready for the more serious warfare 
into which he entered later. The first address he ever wrote he 
delivered before this society at its annual meeting in the Methodist 
Church at Concord in the year 1839. That interest in politics 
which was so strong throughout his life was shown at this early 
age, when in 1840, with John H. George, Lewis Downing, Jr., 
Daniel J. Abbott, and other young men of Concord, he was active 
in forming a " Young Men's Tippecanoe Club," which was of 
some account in its day. On attaining his majority, he became 
for a time one of the publishers of the " Statesman," but sold out 
his interest when it changed hands in 1844. In a letter to IST. P. 
Rogers, published in the " Herald of Freedom," Dec. 6, 1844, he 
says : — "I have belonged to anti-slavery societies for the last nine 
or ten years, and have been a member of one with you, I think, 
for the last five years, and for six years have attended and taken 
part in the meetings of the State society." This shows his interest 


in anti-slavery to date back to the year 1835, a year memorable 
for its pro-slavery mobs and attacks upon free speech, when the 
young advocate for freedom, burning with sympathy for the en- 
slaved, must have longed to be a man that he might take an active 
part in the brave work of the Abolitionists. In 1844 he was chosen 
recording secretary of the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society, 
and was also one of the executive committee and secretary of the 
board of managers. In December of that year he became the pub- 
lishing agent of the " Herald of Freedom," and held that position 
until the paper suspended publication July 3, 1846, and the society 
ceased to exist. In later years, in speaking of his work with the 
Abolitionists, Mr. Ela said: — "I owe everything to it. A man 
never fights for great principles without gaining more good for 
himself than he can give to the cause." 

May 10, 1845, while living in Concord, he married Mrs, Abigail 
M. Kelley, who had then three children, who were warmly wel- 
comed to his heart and home. In 1847 he returned with his family 
to Rochester, and here three sons were born : — Frederic Parker, 
May 30, 1848 ; Wendell Phillips, August 20, 1849 ; and Charles Sum- 
ner, May 2, 1853. Mrs. Ela was a woman of rare excellence, and 
of strong character and intellect. She sympathized heartily with 
her husband in every philanthropic work, being especially inter- 
ested in the cause of anti-slavery. 

In the last years of his life, while living in Washington, Mr. 
Ela was the friend of the freedmen, as he had formerly been the 
friend of the slaves. They came to him for aid in every enterprise, 
and the assistance he freely gave was always accompanied with 
kind words of sympathy and encouragement. Probably no other 
department office could show upon its roll the names of so many 
colored men and women as did his; and he would point with 
pride and pleasure to some of them as among his best clerks. 

Mr. Ela was not only interested in the moral phase of the anti- 
slavery movement, but he also took an active interest in its political 
influence. When John P. Hale was dropped by the Democratic 
party as a candidate for Congress because of his opposition to the 
annexation of Texas as a slave State, Mr. Ela was one of his most 
ardent supporters ; and it was largely due to his eftbrts in printing 
and circulating votes throughout the State that the Democratic 
candidate nominated in place of Mr. Hale was thrice defeated at 


the polls, and that political revolution took place in New Hampshire 
Avhich resulted in sending Mr. Hale to the United States Senate 
instead of to the House of Representatives. Mr. Ela visited several 
parts of the State in the interest of the movement, and when he 
■ reached his old home he was made glad by finding that some of his 
townsmen had issued the celebrated " Hale Call " for a meeting, 
and were already organized and aggressive. In his last visit to Roch- 
ester he recounted these scenes, and said it had always aiForded 
him the greatest pleasure to remember those men of Rochester 
who stood up so squarely against the encroachments of the slave 
power. Mr. Ela had printed a prospectus for a campaign paper 
to be called " The Hale-Storm," in the editorials of which Moses 
A. Cartland and others had promised assistance ; but before the 
new enterprise was fairly begun the " Independent Democrat " 
was removed from Manchester to Concord, and it was deemed 
wiser to abandon the project, and join in strengthening that by 
making it the campaign paper. Mr. Ela became a partner in its 
publication, and organized the combination which united with it 
" The Granite Freeman " and " The JSTew Hampshire Courier." 
He was engaged in this work when it became necessary for him 
to return to Rochester in 1847. After this, while engaged to some 
extent in farming, he was employed as station agent on the rail- 

In 1855 Mr. Ela was appointed State Bank Commissioner, and 
was one of the selectmen of Rochester in 1856. He represented 
the town in the Legislature of 1857-58, and was chairman of the 
Committee on Retrenchment and Reform, and also of the Com- 
mittee on Elections. One who was in the Legislature with him 
says: "Mr, Ela took a very advanced position on the ]N"orthern 
side of the great national questions which were then prominent, 
and was from the first a conspicuous leader in the advance guard 
of the Republicans. I remember well his bold and forcible speeches, 
which did much to form and sustain measures in opposition to 
the dominant !N"ational party." In common with all other Abo- 
litionists, Mr. Ela's indignation was greatly excited by the Dred 
Scott Decision, which, if enforced, would oblige every State to coun- 
tenance slavery by protecting the slave-holder, and the following 
resolutions from the Journal of the New Hampshire Legislature in 
1858, introduced b}' him while a member of the Dred Scott com- 


mittee, are interesting, as they recall the moral warfare, now almost 
forgotten, which was raging thirty years ago : — 

" Whereas, Every person bom and living within this State and owing allegi- 
ance to no other government, is a citizen of the State, and by the National 
Constitution a citizen of the United States, therefore 

" Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, — That the action of the State Department of the United States in refusing 
to grant passports to persons of African descent contrary to previous practice; 
and of the Treasury Department in refusing to grant them registers for their 
own vessels, with the right to navigate them as masters; and of the Interior 
Department in refusing them the right of entry upon the public domain to be- 
come purchasers, is an unjust and illegal denial and an invasion of the rights 
of citizens of New Hampshire. 

" Resolved — That we are compelled to believe that these invasions of the rights 
of our citizens, are the result of the Dred Scott decision, coujjled with a desire 
on the part of the National Administration to favor and strengthen the slave- 
holding interest, which will be continued so long as slavery remains a ruling 
element in the government of the country. 

" Resolved, That these and other aggressions of the slave power make the 
prohibition of the future extension of slavery a necessity, and its abolition, where 
we have the power, a duty. 

" Resolved, That the State Government, so far as it has the power, should 
secure by its own authority those rights which are denied them by the General 

" Resolved — That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives requested 
to use all proper efforts to procure such legislation by Congress as shall secure 
to every citizen of the State the full enjoyment of his rights." 

Mr. Ela made an able speech in support of these resolutions. 
He also drew up the National resolutions which were adopted by 
the Legislature of that year. 

In 1861 Mr. Ela was appointed by President Lincoln United 
States Marshal for ISTew" Hampshire, and held the office until he 
was removed hy Andrew Johnson in 1866. The duty of trans- 
porting prisoners of war from one fortress to another was a trying 
one to his sympathetic nature ; he saw and heard much of the 
suifering in both armies, and his heart was stirred with pity for 
the brave Confederates, as well as for our own boys in blue. 

The glorious Proclamation of Emancipation, by w^hich on the 
1st of January, 1863, President Lincoln gave immediate liberty to 
four million slaves, was the end for which Abolitionists in the 
North had suffered, and hoped, and striven so long; but it came 
in the midst of the horrors of civil war, when their joy was tem- 
pered by sympathy with mourning hearts and the sight of homes 
made desolate; and it was not until the smoke of battle had 
cleared away, and they could look back with quiet hearts to the 


triumph achieved, that any real satisfaction was felt. Mr. Ela 
lived to hear the South rejoice in its freedom from the institution 
which had put chains upon the souls of the masters as heavy as 
those they had forged for the slave; to see good schools estab- 
lished for the children of freedmen, and many of them coming 
forward, with good education, to fill places of usefulness. He was 
always patient with their faults, and charitable in his judgment 
of even the vicious among them, remembering that the moral 
nature which had been so strained and dwarfed by the vice and 
degradation of generations of servitude must be developed slowly. 

Mr. EL^ was nominated for Congress in the district which then 
comprised the counties of Rockingham, Straiibrd, Belknap, and 
Carroll, by the Republican convention at Dover, in 1867, having 
a majority of but one vote. When he learned how close the vote 
had been, he turned with a smile to a friend and said, " It has 
always been so in my life; I have had just enough, and nothing 
to spare." He received a majority of one thousand votes over- 
Daniel Marcy, and was re-elected in 1869 over Ellery A. Hebbard 
by a majority of seventeen hundred. After his first election his 
friends from Portsmouth and adjoining towns gave him a com- 
plimentary banquet at the hotel in Rochester. Addresses were 
made by prominent men of Rockijagham county, and Mr. Ela 
often referred to it in later years as one of the pleasantest events 
of his life. "While in Congress he served on several committees, 
and took part in some important debates. He was an economist, 
and his blameless life, sound judgment, and good sense made him 
respected b}^ all his associates there. 

In January, 1872, Mr. Ela was appointed Fifth Auditor of the 
Treasury at Washington, and held that position until the summer 
of 1881 when, during the Star-Route trial, President Garfield re- 
quested him to take the place of Sixth Auditor, or Auditor of 
the Treasury for the Post-Ofiice Department. Although loth to 
exchange light duties for heavy ones, and old friends for new, Mr. 
Ela cheerfully accepted the burden of increased responsibility and 
hard work imposed upon him by this change, and here he labored 
faithfully during the remainder of his life, never sparing himself, 
and finding little time for rest or recreation. 

A great sorrow came to Mr. and Mrs. Ela in tiie spring of 1873. 
Their eldest son, Frederic, a young man of great promise, — sunny- 


hearted, affectionate, and brave, — had gone to Japan on his first 
voyage as Lieutenant in the Navy. While there a serious iUness 
had attacked him, caused, it was believed, by the effect of the cli- 
mate and the water of the country. Hoping to save his life, his 
physicians ordered his return, and he had sailed from Hong Kong 
for San Francisco ; but he was destined never to reach that harbor. 
The voyage for him was to the port of Heaven. 

In September, 1879, Mrs. Ela, who had been an invalid for many 
years, entered into the rest for which she had waited long and pa- 

In his religion Mr. Ela was not sectarian. Early in life, when 
he saw churches either upholding slavery, or keeping silence when 
they should have denounced it, he turned from them and espoused 
a better and a nobler faith than any he saw there — the religion of 
Humanity. That high authority which said " pure religion and un- 
defiled is to visit the widow and the fatherless in their affliction, and 
to keep himself unspotted from the world," would have found no 
fault with his. His sympathies were generous and world-wide; he 
was independent in all his views, and maintained them with the 
courage of clear conviction. His only creed was the simple one 
of " love to God and love to man," and this he lived up to in 
every hour of his life. His modest charities were bestowed wil- 
lingly and unceasingly. He was so simple and retiring that the 
full beauty of his character was revealed only to those who knew 
him most intimately. He was the children's friend; his winning 
smile and the kindly glance of his blue eyes from beneath the 
overhanging eyebrows gained their confidence at once ; and no 
wonder, for at heart he was always a child himself. His nature 
was too large to harbor any petty feelings of jealousy or revenge. 
If an offence or slight was intended, he never seemed to see it. 
And yet beneath his habitual serenity there burned a fire which 
could on a sudden leap to the surface and blaze hotly for a mo- 
ment; but these rare surprises only served to deepen one's admi- 
ration for his usual self-control. His conscience was quick to 
administer its own rebuke, and his self-judgments were searching 
and just. He rarely sought to defend himself if the honesty of 
his motives was questioned, or any slur was cast upon his char- 
acter, as will sometimes happen to every man in public life. 
" They hurt themselves more than they can hurt me," he said, 


when urged to do so ; "a man who has done nothing wrong has 
nothing to fear." Truly, 

" His armor was his honest thought, 
And simple truth his utmost skill ! " 

Mr. Ehi believed in total abstinence, and many will remember 
how hard he strove to keep the town free from the scourge of 
intemperance when he lived in Rochester. He was deeply attached 
to his native town and, in all the years of his enforced absence, 
would call no other place home. He had the best interests of the 
town always at heart, and many improvements in and around the 
village were made through his persistent efltbrts. One of his fellow 
townsmen said of him : — " The people of Rochester knew Mr. 
Ela well. He had been an active man all his days ; his neighbors 
knew him and believed in him. and respected him for his whole- 
heartedness. His friends were found in the common walks of life ; 
they were men who had known him all his life, and they loved 
to tell of his success." Mr. Ela had faith in the principles of the 
Republican party. He took an active part in every political cam- 
paign in New Hampshire for more than thirty years, and often 
assisted in those of other States. He had not the gift of eloquence, 
but he seemed always to know upon what points his hearers most 
needed to be enlightened, and his ripe experience, sound sense, 
and a simple directness of speech, to which his evident sincerity 
gave dignit}^ and power, made him a popular and influential 
speaker. The workingmen always saw in him a true friend who 
had their best interests at heart, for he had fought their battles 
and helped to secure the passage of the law which reduced the 
day's work from twelve hours to ten. "When the Korth was 
electrified by the first call for volunteers to march against the 
Rebels, it was he who wrote the call for Rochester's first war 
meeting and carried it to other citizens for signatures (p. 196). 
He drew up the patriotic resolutions which were adopted, including 
a call for a town meeting to encourage volunteers by providing 
for their families in their absence. 

Mr. Ela used to recall with pleasure the fact that he secured 
the services of Anna Dickinson at the outset of her public career, 
and made arrangements for the first ten political speeches ever 
made by her. They were made in his own Congressional District 


in 1863. The eloquence which a little later gained the admiration 
of the country, arousing the patriotism and thrilling the hearts of 
all who heard her, was a revelation of the power of woman which 
will never be forgotten. 

In the last years of his life Mr. Ela made the right relations 
between labor and capital a constant stud}'. He deplored tho 
injustice of monopolies and the greed of capitalists, and longed to 
see laws enacted which should help the workingman. 

The instinctive love of liberty and of justice he showed in other 
things made him a friend to the cause of woman's suffrage. He 
believed that the natural and inalienable rights of man and woman 
were the same, and that she could decide for herself whether her 
happiness and welfare would be helped or hindered by the ballot. 

In each office where Mr. Ela was auditor, he seemed more like 
a father among his children than like a chief with his subordi- 
nates. If any were in trouble, he listened patiently to their griefs 
and gave them good advice. If a man was in debt, with a family 
to support, he lent him money, and tried to see that he used it 
wisely. With infinite patience he strove to reform the intemperate, 
forgiving offences again and again for the sake of the wife and chil- 
dren who would suffer if the man should lose his position. Often, 
in such a case, he would oblige the delinquent to allow his vdfe to 
come to the office and take his salary when it was due. &wch an 
office is a community in itself, and there was hardly a man or wo- 
man there who did not feel sure of a firm friend in the good au^-- 
ditor, and try to serve him well. One who was associated with him- 
there expressed this feeling in a letter written soon after Mr. Ela's ; 
death, as follows : — " From the first day of his coming here I have 
been attached to him, and my regard has grown with the passing 
months and years. I early learned to respect his exact justice to; 
all, and to love him for his childlike simplicity, and his tenderness 
to those in trouble and distress. He was the kindest and best of 
men, and loved to go out of his way to do good whether appre- 
ciated or not. Until forced to do so, he never believed evil of any 
one. I wish all the world knew his real sterling worth, his purity, 
honesty, simplicity, and love of right and justice, as I knew it. 
How patient and long-suffering he was ! And yet with all his 
loving-kindness, tenderness, and gentleness, he was possessed of 
a rare discriminating business tact, decision, judgment, and power 


of mind given to but very few men. He came to the duties of 
this othee unacquainted with its details, precedents, and usages, 
and yet his decisions of vexed questions stand confirmed and sus- 
tained by high authority in almost every instance." 
• Mr. Ela loved all animals. He was a judge of horses, and liked 
to own a good one. In the last years of his life he kept one in 
Washington, which he had raised himself, and a pleasant drive 
was the recreation of every day. He enjoyed " a good brush " 
on the road, and was not often beaten in a race. As he flew 
along the road, he would seem to feel the excitement of it in every 
nerve, and his fine face would glow with pleasure. He loved the 
beautiful in everything. He knew every drive for miles around 
the city, and no fine view or picturesque point escaped his notice. 
He knew, too, where the wild flowers grew, each in its season, 
and took pleasure in gathering them for his friends. iSTo enjoy- 
ment of any kind was ever complete to him unless he could share it 
with some one. In one of the last weeks of his life, when I think 
he knew the shadow of another world had fallen upon him, he said : 
" The greatest happiness I have had in life has come from doing 
good to others." He seemed to walk by a clearer light than is given 
to most of us, and he was at all times *' a tower of strength " to 
those about him. 

In October, 1880, Mr. Ela married Miss Mary Handerson of 
Keene, N. H., youngest daughter of Hon. Phinehas Handerson, 
who, many years ago, was a distinguished member of the Cheshire 
bar. In the winter of 1882-83 Charles S. Ela went to Colorado 
on some business for his father, and in the hope that the change 
of climate might also benefit his health, which had for some time 
been delicate. He gained in health so fast for a time that he 
wished to live in Colorado for a few years. He became interested 
in cattle raising, and induced his father to form a company for 
that business, of which he was to be superintendent. In the sum- 
mer of 1883 Mr. Ela went to Colorado to visit his son and see 
for himself how matters looked there. He was a good deal worn 
by his ofiicial work when he started, and the journey was taken 
too hurriedly. It was many years since he had been much on 
horseback, and the rough ride of thirty or forty miles from Grand 
Junction to the cattle-range was too hard for him. . He was so ill 
in the little cabin on the mountain that he feared he should not 


live to see home again. He did return, but he was never well 
again, for just as he was beginning to seem more like his old 
self news came that his son was very ill in Denver, and was fol- 
lowed soon by the terrible tidings of his death. From this time 
Mr. Ela lost much of his courage and his interest in life. The 
daily work of his office was more than he was equal to, and with 
the faithfulness to every duty and the disregard of self which 
characterized his life, he took no rest, — postponing the summer's 
vacation until the overtaxed system could not resist the insidious 
disease, flicial erysipelas, which at last attacked him. He was at 
his desk for the last time on the 13th of August, 1884, and on 
the morning of the 21st the brave soul, for which death had no 
terrors, passed peacefully away into another life. 

From a brief memorial which accompanied resolutions adopted 
by his brother officers of the Treasury Department after Mr. Ela's 
death, we copy the following: — 

" Mr. Ela was appointed Fifth Auditor of the Treasury in Januaiy, 1872, and 
held that office until Jinie 2, 1881, when he was appointed Auditor of the 
Treasury for the Post-Olfice Department. He brought to these positions a ripe 
experience in public affairs, both State and National ; and throughout his con- 
tinuance in the Tieasury service, extended far beyond the average term allotted 
to the Head of a Bureau, his conduct of these offices commends him as a con- 
scientious and faithful official. In some respects he was a man of marked 
characteristics. His modest demeanor, his honesty of purpose, and his official 
integrity won for him the confidence of all; while his kindness of manner 
secured their high regard. His relations with those immediately connected with 
and subordinate to him were especially happy. Affable in his intercourse, just 
in his methods, and quick in his sympathies and appreciation, he was esteemed 
the friend of each, and none to-day mourn with us his loss more sincerely." 

One of the resolutions adopted by the sorrowing friends in his 
own office reads as follows : — 

" That we esteem it a privilege, individually and collectively, to have known 
and been associated with an official of such marked ability, sympathetic nature, 
and purity of character ; and while we feel that his death is in a peculiar sense 
our personal loss, we realize that the public service has been deprived of one 
of its ablest and best servants, whose long service has been distinguished by 
great simplicity and purity of life." 

The good words which were w^ritten and spoken of Mr. Ela in 
sincerest grief and appreciation by many warm personal friends 
might fill a volume, but the limits of this sketch will not permit 
us to print them. 

The news of Mr. Ela's death was heard in Rochester with heart- 


felt sorrow. Her citizens gathered in Haj-es Hall on the evening 
of the 23d and adopted resolutions expressing their afl'ection and 
respect, the first of which we give here : — 

. " Resolved, That it is with deep sorrow we learn of the sudden death of our 
beloved townsman ; and while in this dispensation we acknowledge the hand of 
a wise and overruling Providence, we feel that we have lost a kind neighbor, 
a true friend, and a fellow citizen ever faithful to his convictions of right, and 
one who has spent the years of an active life with no selfish purpose, but with a 
paramount desire to relieve the burdens of others, as at all times manifested 
by his acts in behalf of struggling humanity." 

On the 25th places of business were closed from 12 to 5 o'clock 
p. M., and at the funeral services the old Congregational Church 
was tilled with mournino; friends from Rochester and the neiffh- 
boring towns. Rev. Mr. Mellen of Dover preached an impressive 
sermon from the simple text " A good man,'" and a long proces- 
sion, escorted by the Sampson Post, G. A. R., which had asked 
the privilege of thus showing its respect, moved slowly and sadly 
to the cemetery. 

" Alike are life and death 

When life in death survives, 
And the uninterrupted breath 
Inspires a thousand lives. 

Were a star quenched on high, 

For ages would its light, 
Still traveling downward from the sky, 

Shine on our mortal sight. 

So, when a good man dies, 

For years beyond our ken 
The light he leaves behind him lies 

Upon the paths of men." 


John Torr, the oldest son of Simon and Sarah (Ham) Torr (p. 
428), born in 1781 on the old Torr farm in Rochester, had his 
name changed to John Greenfield, because soon after he began 
business in Rochester his brother, Jonathan Torr, opened a store 
in the same place, and their goods would get badly mixed. He 
was reared as a tanner, shoemaker, and farmer, and very early 
showed signs of great foresight. About 1812 to 1813, he com- 


menced trading in Rochester, and for nearly or quite fifty years 
was one of the most successful business men in town. He was 
full of energy, and possessing a sound judgment was always able 
to make good investments. He was somewhat advanced in years 
when he married Phebe Wentworth and had four children : — 
Charles; Sarah E., wife of E. G. Wallace of Rochester; Ella G., 
Mrs. Daniel J. Parsons, who died November, 1886 ; and George, 
who married Mary F., daughter of John Parshley of Strafford, 
had five children, and died September, 1871. John Greenfield 
died at seventy-five years of age, Jan. 13, 1863, leaving his family 
an ample fortune, and what is much better, a good name. Some 
of his children are among the most highly educated people of 
Rochester, and all are good, worthy citizens. 

Charles Greenfield was born in Rochester Feb, 18, 1826, and 
received a common school and academic education till he was 
fourteen, when he commenced farming, which has been his prin- 
cipal employment since. Upon the death of his father in 1863 
he received his proportion of his father's estate, and this has 
accumulated till noAv (1888) he is considered one of the wealthy 
men of the town. He possesses quick perception, clear judgment, 
and sound reason. He has seldom, if ever, made a financial 
mistake, and his word is as good as his bond. He owns several 
hundred acres in Rochester, and though nominally a farmer, yet 
he makes his money otherwise. In politics he is a Republican. He 
is a director of the Rochester JN'ational Bank, trustee in the Nor- 
way Plains Savings Bank, and stockholder in various railroad and 
manufacturing interests. He married Aroline B., daughter of 
Gershom and Sally P. Downs of Rochester, July 5, 1846. She was 
born in Rochester May 17, 1826. Their children are : — 1. 31illie A., 
wife of Horace L. Worcester, a newsdealer in Rochester. 2. John, 
who fitted for college at Phillips Academy, Exeter, and entered 
Dartmouth in 1868. In 1876 he was elected a member of the board 
of selectmen, and has since been four times re-elected. He has 
also served the town as tax collector and as chief engineer of the 
fire department. In 1879 he was elected high sheriff' of the county, 
and was twice re-elected. 3. Ella S., wife of Justin M. Leavitt 
of Buxton, Me., who is now register of deeds for York county, 
Maine. 4. Sarah E., wife of George W. Young of Lowell, Mass., 
an ofificer in the Massachusetts Reformatory at Concord, Mass. 

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5. Hattie A. 6. Frank, now in business at the West. 7. A son, 
wlio (lied ill infoncy. Mrs. Greenfield is a member of the Meth- 
odist Epise()j)al Church. Mr. Greenfield is very reticent in all 
matters, modest, not given to show or ostentation, intelligent and 
prudent, and commands the esteem of all. 


From the parish of Lowthorpe, Yorkshire, England, came 3Iark 
Loihrop, the grandson of John Lowthorpe, and settled in Salem, 
Mass., about 1643. His grandson of the same name married 
Hannah Alden, great-granddaugher of John and Priscilla. Their 
great-grandson, Daniel Lothrop, settled in Rochester, where he mar- 
ried Sophia, daughter of Dea. Jeremiah Home. She was a beau- 
tiful woman of lofty thoughts and noble aspirations. Her influence 
had great power in molding and directing the character of her 
sons. He was loved and respected for his man}- excellent traits 
of character, and repeatedly represented the town in the Legis- 
lature. His wise, practical sense did good service in defending 
the rights of liberty for all men. The home on Haven's Hill was 
in many respects an ideal one, a center of moral and religious 
influence, and of general intelligence. 

James Elbridge Lothrop, the oldest son of Daniel and Sophia, 
was born in Rochester Xov. 30, 1826. The father, adding the 
trade of a mason to his care of the farm, was frequently absent, 
consequently James, as the eldest son, had much responsibility 
and care at an early age. He attended school winters, and did 
a man's work on the farm summers. At ten vears of ao-e he 
would take a load of wood to Dover and sell it before seven 
o'clock in the morning. Sturdy and self-reliant, at nine years of 
age he walked to Dover and returned bringing a large Latin 
lexicon for his own use. From the district school he went to 
the academies at Rochester and Strafford. At sixteen years of age 
'he taught the winter school in the upper district in Rochester, 
following with a private school in the same place. He was then 
fitted to enter college a year in advance. By the advice of his 
uncle. Dr. Jeremiah Home of Fall River, Mass., he began the study 
of medicine in his office, where he also learned the drug business. 
After two years he returned home with fifteen dollars in his 



pocket. Borrowino; three liiinclred dollars from his fi\ther he 
opened a drug store at Dover in the fall of 1845. From that 
simple beginning at nineteen years of age, has grown a business 
of nearly a million dollars annually. The Lothrop clothing house 
now occupies the spot where this drug store then stood. For 
more than a year he conducted the business entirely alone, doing 
all the regular work by day, and distributing his own advertise- 
ments by night to the houses of the citizens. Such energetic 
industry of course commanded success, and he soon repaid the 
borrowed money. Desiring to complete the study of medicine, 
he invited his younger brother Daniel to take charge of his drug 
business, holding out the inducement of an equal share in the 
profits, and that the firm should be known as " D. Lothrop & Co." 
Having attended lectures at Bowdoin Medical College he went 
also to Philadelphia, where he graduated with the degree of M. D. 
from the Jefferson Medical College in 1848. Returning to Dover 
his business increased so rapidly that he gave up all thought of 
medical practice. It was decided that Daniel should open a drug 
store at Xewmarket under the same firm name, and another 
brother, John C. LothrojJ, was received into equal partnership. 
The drug store at Dover still continues under the name " Lothrops 
& Pinkham." For forty years these brothers have presented a 
remarkable instance of family union. There has been an absolute 
unity of interests, though established in difterent cities, each bavin 2; 
direction of the business best suited to his own tastes and abilitv. 
Other stores were subsequently opened at Meredith Bridge, now 
Laconia, Amesbury Mills, Mass., and at Great Falls, where John 
C. still remams, who is prominent in church and Sabbath school 
work, and influential in all matters of public interest. 

About 1855, their father desiring to enter trade, they opened a 
clothing house in Dover as " D. Lothrop & Sons," and soon estab- 
lished branches at Rochester and Great Falls. It is not necessary to 
follow minutely all the changes in their widely extended business. 
Another brother, Ji. Heni'}/ Lothrop, who has been president of the 
common council of Dover, after a service of eight years as sales- 
man took a half interest in the clothing store at Dover. In 1880 he 
was transferred to the Boston department, and the Dover clothing 
business is now conducted under the name of "Lothrops, Farn- 
ham & Co." 


In 1873 there was added to the Dover business a musical de- 
partment, which is now the largest of its kind in the State, and 
perhaps in ^e\v Enghand. 

James E. Lothrop, being the senior partner, has always retained 
a general financial leadership in all the departments of the firm. 
His business capacity is remarkable, even in these days of mer- 
chant millionaires. !Never disturbed, never hurried, never ruffled 
in temper, fertile in plans, ready for all emergencies, he never 
seems in the least burdened with his multiplied cares. He has 
been constantly sought for to fill places of responsibility, where 
integrity and business capacity were needed. He has been 
director in the Coeheco National Bank from 1858, and its presi- 
dent since 1876. In 1871 he became a director in the Coeheco 
Aqueduct Association, and its president since 1875. He has also 
been a director in the Portsmouth & Dover Railroad, in the Eliot 
Bridge Company, and in the Dover Horse Railroad, and president 
of the Dover Board of Trade. 

In 1872 Dr. Lothroj) was chosen to the Legislature. In 1883 
he was elected Mavor of Dover. His uniform business success, 
due to organization, forethought, energy, and integrity, eminently 
fitted him for the position. He managed the city affairs precisely 
as he would his own business, and with such success as to win the 
highest regard and confidence of the citizens, irrespective of party, 
who re-elected him with an increased majority. His inflexible 
determination that the city should not be imposed upon won the 
victory in the noted valve case, which was tried at Dover prepar- 
atory to an attack on Boston. The most important measure of 
his administration as mayor was the establishment of a free public 
library. He brought forward the subject in his inaugural address, 
and with determined energ}' pressed the matter to final success. 
His name will always be identified with this most valuable public 
institution. " Foster's Democrat," an intensely partisan sheet, 
nevertheless spoke of Mayor Lothrop in these words : — " He does 
not agree with us in politics, but Dover never had a better mayor, 
in our judgment. A good, practical, energetic, and successful 
business man, a man of public spirit and enterprise, a man who 
knows the principles of true economy and how to practice them 
witliout being penurious, a man of honor and integrity, who can 
safely be trusted with the control of all city improvements and 


enterprises without being continually suspected of having a 'job' 
to feather his own nest, a man who can be trusted in private 
fltfairs and is known to be good for his word of honor every time, 
— a good, fair, and square representative of the intelligence and 
business of our honorable business people. We know him in a 
business way like a book, and a squarer and more honorable man 
does not exist." Dr. Lothrop married Mary E., the daughter of 
Joseph Morrill of Dover. In politics he is a Republican, in religion 
a Methodist, and has been a teacher in the Sunday School for 
more than forty years. 

Daniel Lothrop, son of Daniel and Sophia, was born in Roch- 
ester Aug. 11, 1831. As a boy he was studious and unusually 
successful in acquiring knowledge. He had a quick and retentive 
memory and a remarkable mathematical intuition. He had a natural 
taste for trade, and when only five years of age played the man of 
business, having the sign " D. Lothrop & Co." nailed on the door of 
his playhouse, little dreaming of the renown that coming years 
would bring to that very name. Fitted for college at the age of 
fourteen, his somewhat slender physique led his friends to advise 
him to remain out of college a year. His brother James at this 
time invited him to take his drug store at Dover, offering the 
firm name of his boyhood as an inducement. Here his knowledge 
of Latin was a great help, and from this time began his distin- 
guished business career. To the varied experience gained in the 
several drug stores which he conducted, was now added that of 
a new business. In 1850 a large stock of books was purchased, 
and thus began the great book trade by which the firm is most 
extensively known. Enterprise, energ}', sound judgment, and 
unwavering integrity characterized all his dealings from the first. 
In 1856 Daniel Lothrop visited the West. He decided to locate at 
St. Peter, in Minnesota. Here he established a banking house 
wdiich proved a great success, his uncle, Jeremiah Home, being 
the cashier, and a book and drug store in which he gave one of 
his former clerks an interest. The opening of his store at this 
place was an illustration of his characteristic energy in the exe- 
cution of his plans. The early freezing of the Mississippi pre- 
vented the arrival of his goods at the time expected. Having 
contracted with the St. Peter Company to erect a building and 
open his store on the first of December, he went several hun- 

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dred miles down the river to the various landings searching for 
his goods. N'ot finding them, he bought out the entire stock 
of a drug store at St. Paul, and with several large teams started 
for St. Peter. A fearful snow storm prolonged the trip of two 
.days to five. Within a mile of their destination it was noc<}ssary 
to cross the Minnesota river on the ice, which was thought to be 
too thin to bear tlie heavy teams. Consequently the}' were all 
unloaded and the goods transported on light sledges, and the drug 
store icas opened on the very day agreed upon. The financial crisis of 
1857-58, together with an Indian raid, and the change of the 
capital from St. Peter to St. Paul, caused the failure of many firms 
which had represented millions. Great loss came to Mr. Lothrop, 
but he met every liability in full. On his annual business visit 
to iN'ew England, allowing himself no rest, he was prostrated with 
congestion of the lungs. A consultation of physicians gave no 
hope of his recovery. The celebrated Dr. Bowditch having been 
called, with no knowledge of his patient's history, said, on exam- 
ination, " He has been doing twenty years' work in ten." 
He, however, gave encouragement, and under his treatment 
Mr. Lothrop so far recovered as to be able to take a trip to 
Florida, where the needed rest restored his health. 

From this time his energies were more and more concentrated 
upon the book business, to which his mind had long been attracted. 
This must be regarded as really his life work. Into this he has 
put the matured forces of his manhood. For this w^ork he was 
peculiarly fitted by natural abilities, by the foundation of a clas- 
sical education giving him judgment and literary taste, by his 
business tact and energy, and a practical experience of the markets 
and the popular tastes. He entered upon this great work of a 
publishing house not hastily, but first laying carefully the founda- 
tions. His aim was not merely financial success, but with broader 
purpose to help mankind. At the start he laid down as a prin- 
ciple from which there should be no swerving, '■'■Never to publish 
a work purely sensational, no matter what chances of money it has 
in it, and to publish books that will make true, steadfast growth in right 
living.'^ From this principle he has never departed. He has bent 
the energies of his mind to this one object, to put good whole- 
some literature into the hands of the people. Turning naturally 
to the young as those through whom he could best influence 


society, his publications have been largely of Sunday school books. 
The Sunday school library was a channel through which he could 
reach the largest audiences of the young. The family and house- 
hold library was another practical channel of paramount import- 
ance. In the spring of 1868 Mr. Lothrop selected three men, 
whose judgment he deemed w^orthy of trust, and laid before them 
his plans and purposes, — Rev. George T. Day, D. D., Prof. Hemau 
Lincoln, D. D., and Rev. J. E. Rankin, I). D. While they frankly 
told him the undertaking was very difficult, his intentions met 
their cordial approval, and every book since published has been first 
read and approved by one or more of these men. Establishing 
his business on Cornhill, the first book published was " Andy 
Luttrell," which proved a great success. It was well said, " The 
series of which this is the initiatory volume marks a new era 
in Sunday school literature," To establish a new publishing 
house in competition with old and long-known firms, besides new 
ones ready to contest every inch of ground, required pluck and 
energy beyond that of most men; but Mr. Lothrop had no 
thought of failure. He began with a courage that could face the 
utmost, and a determination that had already won the battle. He 
had a remarkable instinct to discern real ability in a new writer, 
and great enthusiasm, which proved a stimulus and encourage- 
ment to timid beginners. He had a hopeful word for every 
applicant, and knew how to bring out the best of every one's 
talent. His before unprecedented ofier of !^1,000 and $500 prizes 
for manuscripts seemed a wild experiment to mau}^; but it proved 
eminently successful. It would be a surprise to many to read a 
list of authors, now noted, who brought their first manuscripts to 
Mr. Lothrop with fear and trembling. 

The great fire of 1872 brought him severe loss. A large quan- 
tity of paper intended for the first edition of the sixteen |1,000 
prize books was replaced within two weeks, when it was again 
lost by another fire; but a third lot was procured and the printing 
went on with but little delay. It was well remarked in the 
newspapers that " Mr. Lothrop seems ivarmed up to his work." 

"We cannot here attempt to give any impression of the number 
and variety of his publications in history, biography, and general 
literature. The names of the most distinguished authors are iu 
his catalogue. Visiting Europe he made the acquaintance of 


Georse MacDonukl, who arrano-ed with him that he should 
pubhsh the manuscripts of his latest novels before they were 
issued in England. Thus Mr. Lothrop has published the entire 
series of his novels. The number of books printed in a single 
•year is upwards of a million and a half. About 1885 " The 
Interstate Publishing Company " was incorporated in Illinois^ 
with headquarters at Chicago, and a branch in Boston. The 
object is educational, especially to supply for schools iirst-class 
literature supplementary to regular school work. Of this company 
Mr. Lothrop is president, and to it he has transferred some of his 
best educational books. 

One of his most important enterprises was the establishment in 
1874 of the popular magazine for young people, " Wide Awake." 
After this came " Babyland," a marvel of attractive beauty for the 
little ones. Then followed " Our Little Men and Women," " The 
Pansy," for Sunday Schools, and " The Chautauqua Young Folks' 
Journal." All these are full of pure and noble thought, yielding 
great pleasure and amusement, with excellent instruction. They 
mark a most valuable new departure in the periodical world. 

Hard, unflinching devotion to work, and determination to excel 
in all that is best, a steady perseverance through discouragement 
and loss, have brous-ht him well-earned renown and success. 

Daniel Lothrop's first wife was Ellen J., daughter of Joseph 
Morrill of Dover. She died in 1880 and he afterwards married 
Harriet Mulford, daughter of Sidney Mason Stone of IsTew Haven, 
Conn. She is widely known and beloved under her pseudonym, 
" Margaret Sidney." The author of " Five Little Peppers " will 
always be a favorite. " The Pettibone I^ame," " A 'New De- 
parture for Girls," and many other stories indicate the unusual 
versatility and attractive power of her genius. She has also writ- 
ten some fine poetry, and is justly ranked among the very best 
writers of juvenile literature. She is well known also for her 
interest and activity in all church and missionary work, and is 
a prominent contributor to "Life and Light." 

The summer home of Daniel Lothrop is the well-known " Way- 
side," at Concord, Mass., forever fragrant with tender memories 
of the gentle Hawthorne, whose " study in the tower " is certainly 
a fitting workshop for " Margaret Sidney." It is worthy of men- 
tion that the first child born in this house within a century is 


their little daughter, Margaret Lothrop. Here " host and hostess 
dispense a wide hospitality, for the genial, sunny nature, and warm, 
responsive friendliness of heart and manner, so marked in each, 
creates an atmosphere both attractive and wholesome, one that 
both the new friend and the old are glad to tarry in," 


Vincent Torr came from England and settled in Dover, on the 
farm still owned by one of his descendants. His son Simoyi settled 
in Rochester in 1775 on the farm still owned by his grandson. 
A part of the house then built is still standing, and the same old 
clock which he brought is still in use there. He married Sarah 
Ham and had four daughters and three sons. The oldest son, 
John, became John Greenfield (p. 419). The youngest son, Jonathan 
M., married Sally McDuffee, purchased the Jabez Dame store, 
where he carried on the dry goods business with Simon Chase 
and afterwards John McDuffee as partners. He subsequently traded 
in Dover and in Portsmouth, and then returned to Rochester, 
where he died Jan. 25, 1881, at the age of eighty-seven. He re- 
membered being taken by his father and mother on horseback 
to Dover, and thence by boat to Portsmouth, to see General Wash- 
ington, who smiled and patted his head. The second son, Simon 
Torr, Jr., followed farming and tanning, as did his father before 
him. He married Betsey, daughter of Thomas Davis, and had 
four children : — Charles and Simo7i A., both of whom died young; 
John F. ; and Sarah JE., who married Lewis E. Hanson. 

John F. Torr, whose portrait is here given, was born in Roch- 
ester April 8, 1829, and still occupies the old homestead. With 
very limited advantages for education, j-et inheriting many of the 
qualities of his ancestors, he is highly respected for his energy, 
financial ability, and business success. He is a Republican in 
politics, and though never an office seeker has served the town 
as selectman. March 17, 1868, he married Mary C. Downes of 
Farmington. Their cliildren are Charles C, Simon A., and 
George A, 



Her. John Chase was a settled minister at Spruce Creek, Kittery, 
Me., and had four sons: — Josiah, John, Thomas, and Bradstreet, 
Josiah settled at York, Me., Thomas and Bradstreet remained on 
the old homestead, John married Harriet Dennett of Kittery and 
moved to Berwick, Me., which at that time was a wilderness. 
He had six sons and two daughters: — Sally, Betsey, Thomas^ 
John, Josiah, Simon, Mark, and Abraham. 

Thomas and John remained at home, Josiah settled at Liming- 
ton, Me., Mark at Newfield, Me., and Shnon at the age of thirteen 
was bound out to Reuben Tabor, a hatter, where he remained 
four years. He then went to Portsmouth and worked with a Mr. 
Kelley as a journej-man hatter. In the winter of 1805 he attended 
Berwick Academy, and in the spring of 1806 went to Rochester, 
being recommended to Joseph Hanson by Joshua Meader, and 
entered Hanson's store as a clerk, receiving ninety-six dollars the 
first year. He remained with Mr. Hanson four years, and in 1810 
went into business for himself at Milton. 

Simon Chase was born Sept. 30, 1786, and married Sarah Win- 
gate, daughter of Enoch Wingate of Milton, Oct. 28, 1813. He 
removed to Rochester in 1822, and went into business in company 
with Jonathan Torr. In 182-5 he bought Torr's interest in the 
business, and built a new brick store. The same year he bought 
the house on Central Square which was his home until his death, 
which occurred January 31, 1878. His wife died June 14, 1870. 
Too-ether with Charles Dennett and James C. Cole he was instru- 
mental in building the first Methodist Church in Rochester, of 
which he was an active member (p. 263). He had ten children : 
— Beteey E., Wingate, George W., John D., Mary Y., Harriet L., 
Charles K., Sarah F., Maria Josephine, and one who died in 

Charles K. Chase was born in Rochester March 17, 1830. At 
the age of seventeen he left Warren Academy at Woburn, Mass., 
and entered his father's store as clerk, and at the end of four 
years bought the store and business. In April, 1855, he married 
Ellen M. Burleigh, youngest daughter of John and Phebe Burleigh 
of Sandwich. He had five children: — Charles S., Grace M. J., 
Nellie, Jessie, who died in infancy, and Harry W, Dec. 26, 1876, 


he married Mrs. Abbie McD. Whitebouse, dangbter of John 
McDuffee (p. 367), and bad two cbildren, Sarab McD., wbo died in 
cbildbood, and Maud H. 

During tbe first year of tbe war be was elected one of tbe com- 
mittee to pay out tbe funds due tbe families of soldiers wbo bad 
enlisted in tbe service of tbe United States. He took a decided 
and unflincbing stand for temperance, rumsbops and rum drinking 
having increased to an alarming extent as one of the results of 
tbe war. He was appointed by tbe town one of a committee of five 
to prosecute all violations of tbe prohibitory law (p. 315). They 
were in a great measure successful in their work, having closed 
all the liquor saloons in town. Tbe credit, bowever, was not due 
to the committee alone, but to tbe temperance part of the com- 
munity, backed by tbe 'strong arm of the law and the sympathy 
of the court, especially Hon. Joshua G. Hall, county solicitor, and 
Judge Doe. They were threatened many times with violence, and 
Mr. Chase's store was damaged one Saturday night by being fired 
into with a gun in the bands of some person employed to do it. 
Tbe shot went the entire length of the store, which did not take 
fire, as was probably the intention. A reward of two hundred dol- 
lars was oflPered by tbe selectmen of tbe town for the conviction of 
tbe person wbo did it, but without success. The friends of temper- 
ance made up the loss to Mr. Chase. At the call of tbe first State 
Temperance Convention Mr. Chase was present in sympathy with 
the movement. Believing in the ballot box as well as the law^ to 
suppress tbe evil, be voted with that party as long as be hved. 

In August, 1878, tbe old brick store built by his father was fired 
by an incendiary and destroyed with its contents. The loss to Mr. 
Chase was very heavy, but he was not discouraged. As soon as 
possible the ruins were cleared away, and October 1, 1878, tbe 
foundation was laid for a fine new block. Tbe work was pushed 
rapidly, and the new store was opened with a new stock of dry 
goods April 29, 1879. 

Mr. Chase soon after retired from business with failing health, 
and died after a long illness, Feb. 13, 1887. As a trader be excelled 
in his fine taste in selecting goods, and was widely known for his 
honest dealing. Many of his customers could never be induced to 
trade elsewhere. 

In politics he was originally a stanch Whig, casting his first 

■^'ng-^l/u aMjiizC'.L'^ 



vote for James Bell for governor, and while his father and brothers 
voted with the Free-soilers he continued to vote the Whig ticket 
till the advent of the Republican party, of which he became an 
active member. He served the town as clerk, and was elected to 
the Legislature. 

He was a member of Humane Lodge of Masons, and also of 
the' Royal Arch Chapter. He was for lifteen years an earnest and 
efficient member of the Methodist Church, to whom his death was 
a o'reat loss. 


John Place came from Devonshire, England, and settled in N'ew- 
ington, N. H., about 1688. About 1700 he removed to Rochester, 
and built a log house not far from the old burying ground on 
Haven's Hill, where he died at a great age. Richard Place, son 
of John, is supposed to have come from England with his father. 
He was a man of great strength and athletic proportions, weighing 
about two hundred and fifty pounds, and over six feet two inches 
in height. He was a terror to the Indians for miles around, and 
was much respected by his townsmen. He lived to the age of 
one hundred and five years. A daughter of Richard Place mar- 
ried Xoah Thompson of Berwick, Me. John Place, son of Richard, 
settled on the Barrington road, where an old cellar can still be 
seen near the corner on the Roberts homestead where the old 
road from Rochester abruptly turns to the west. He was born 
about 1716, and died in his seventj'-first year, leaving five children : 
— David, Samuel, John, Betty, and Susannah. Samuel went to 
!N^ewburyport, Mass., and afterwards to Portsmouth, and served his 
country in the battle of Bunker Hill. John settled in the west 
part of Rochester, and the Rev. Enoch Place (p. 343), Noah, and 
Moses Place were among his descendants. Betty married Ephraim 
Ham, grandson of Eleazer, and lived on the old homestead near 
Gonic. Susannah married the Rev. Jeremiah Wise of Sanford, 
Me. David Place, known as captain, and afterwards colonel, served 
as captain in the Revolution (p. 59). He was born February, 
1741, and married about 1762 his cousin Susannah, dauo^hter of 
Noah Thompson of Berwick, Me. He settled on a farm of three 
hundred acres given him by his father, now know^i as the " Went- 
worth farm," on the north side of the old road from Gonic to 


Norway Plains, and then including the " Chesley farm" on Hus- 
sey Hill. He died May, 1821, and was buried in the old grave- 
yard just below Rochester village. On this farm his seven children 
were born and reared : — Mary, James, David, Stephen, Mehitable,. 
Elizabeth, and Isaac. Mary married Barnabas Palmer and removed 
to Athens, Me. James and David died at the ages of sixteen and 
six respectively. Mehitable never married, but lived on the home- 
stead with her brother Isaac. Elizabeth married a Mr. Evans 
and lived at Gonic. They had five children, — three daughters,, 
and two sons, Rufus and John. The latter was in trade in Roch- 
ester for several years. Rufus settled in Macon, Georgia, and 
married and raised a family there. His posterity still reside there. 
Isaac, who was given the homestead by his father, Captain Place,, 
married and raised a family of four sons and a daughter. His 
eldest son's name was David, who settled in Dover, and left two 
sons, — Delmore and Henry. The latter is now teller in the 
Franklin Savings Bank in Boston, Mass. 

Stephen Place was born March 26, 1770, and married in 1799 Eliz- 
abeth Chesley, whose father, James Chesley, lived to over one hun- 
dred years of age. His father gave him the " Chesley farm," where 
his children were born. He afterwards built a house in Gonic, 
where he died April 9, 1858. He and his wife lie buried in 
the graveyard at Gonic. They had seven children: — Eliza F.. 
married William S. Ricker of Rochester ; Susan A. married N. V. 
"Whitehouse (p. 355); Charles; James H. married Lydia A. 
Chesley of Rochester ; Isaac married Abigail Willey of Durham ; 
David married Caroline Crockett of Dover; and Mary Jane 
married Samuel J. Varney (p. 400). Charles Place married Maria 
G., daughter of James Willey of Durham, and had eight children,, 
the third of whom, 

James Franklin Place, was born at Gonic Jan. 16, 1837. At- 
tending the village school at Gonic till fourteen years of age, he 
then removed with his father to Lawrence, Mass., where he com- 
pleted a course of study in the Oliver High School. He then 
went to Boston and was employed four years in the grocery store 
of I. S. Trafton on Harvard street, in whose family he lived. Mr. 
Trafton was deacon in the Christian Church on Kneeland street, a 
member of the City Government, and a very prominent and active 
anti-slavery Republican. Young Place here received his strongest 


political impressions, and as an editor years after made use with 
telling effect of many points remembered from the earnest political 
discussions in Trafton's store. 

In 1860 Mr. Place returned to Lawrence and formed a co-part- 
nership with C. A. Dockham in the publication of the "Daily 
Journal " of that city. This business venture lasted till just before 
he established the " Rochester Courier " in 1864 (p. 186). In the 
meantime he spent a year in the army in Louisiana, being assigned 
to clerical duty in the Brigade Quartermaster's Department of the 
Third Division under General Banks (p. 227). This position gave him 
special opportunities for his constant newspaper correspondence. 
While before Port Hudson he was captured by a raid of Confed- 
erate Cavalry, but was soon released. He was among the very 
first to enter Port Hudson after its surrender, and sent early details 
of the capture to his paper. 

The " Rochester Courier," which he established on returning 
from the army, he soon placed on a paying basis, and took an 
independent and active part in local and State politics. In 1866 
he was appointed postmaster at Rochester, but resigned in about a 
year, having purchased a half interest in the " Journal " at Bid- 
deford. Me. 

In 1868 Mr. Place removed to San Francisco, Cal., where he 
entered upon a career of great business prosperity, as U member 
of the firm of " Berry & Place," and afterwards of the house of 
"Treadwell & Co.," extensive dealers in machinery and agricultural 
implements. After fifteen years, his partners having died, he dis- 
posed of his business and returned to jSTew York City, where he 
has since been engaged in superintending the manufacture and 
sale of machinery of his own invention. 

While publishing the " Rochester Courier " Mr. Place married 
Miss Sara Potter, a graduate of the same school he attended, 
and daughter of George W. Potter. They have two children, a 
daughter Laura, born in Rochester Sept. 2, 1866, and a son 
Clarence, born in Oakland, California, Nov. 2, 1872. Two other 
children, Ethel, the second child, aged three and a half years, 
and the youngest, an infant girl, lie buried in " Mountain View " 
Cemetery at Oakland. 

Mr. Place is a Republican of the old school, and intensely Amer- 
ican in all his views, — a cardinal principle of his being never to 



buy anything not made in his own country ; a believer in a strong 
federal government, — a oration, and a State subordinate thereto; 
a tariff for protection only, a one-term presidency, and an educated 
ballot. He still frequently contributes to the press, but close ap- 
plication to his private business prevents his taking that prominent 
part in public affairs for which he is eminently qualified. 


OsMAN B. Warren is the present quartermaster of Sampson 
Post, G. A. R. He was born in Rochester, Sept. 15, 1845. His 
parents were James and Lydia Warren. His father was well 
known as a Methodist minister, both in this section and in Maine. 
As soon as Mr. Warren became old enough he attended the public 
schools, where he remained until 1860. He then went to work 
for George Johnson & Co., one of the first of Rochester's shoe 
firms, who then manufactured in Dodge's building, at the lower 
end of the village. He afterwards left this firm and went into 
the employ of E. G. & E. Wallace, the well-known shoe manufac- 
turers, where he remained until August 1, 1862, when he enlisted 
as a private for three years in the Mnth New Hampshire Volun- 
teer Infantrj", and was mustered in at Concord, August 11. He 
left the State Aus-ust 25th and arrived in Washins^ton the 27th. 
The regiment encamped on the estate of General Lee, which is 
situated on Arlington Heights, on the Virginia side of the Poto- 
mac river. September 1st the Ninth Regiment was assigned to the 
First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Arm}^ Corps. September 
14, 1862, Mr. Warren took part in the battle of South Mountain, 
Md,, and on the 17th in the terrible slaughter at Antietam. Later 
on he was in two skirmishes, once at Wheatland and once at 
White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. He participated in the battle 
of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. In March, 1863, he went down 
the Potomac to Fortress Monroe and camped at Newport News, on 
the James river. From there the regiment was ordered to Coving- 
ton, Ky. Then they went down on the Kentucky Central Railroad 
to Lexington and Nicholasville, and drove the famous rebel general, 
John Morgan, and his raiders from the State of Kentucky. In 
Jane, 1863, the Ninth Corps was ordered to re-enforce General 
Grant at Vicksburg. They landed at Haines's Bluff, twelve miles 


in the rear of Vicksburg, facing that part of the Confederate army 
comniantlecl by General Johnson. Mr. Warren was present at the 
surrender of Vicksburg July 3, 1863. The Union army then 
followed Johnson to Big Black river, where a battle took place 
in which Mr. "Warren participated, and he was also present in the 
battle of Jackson, Miss. In the middle of July they were again 
ordered to Kentucky, and from thence to Eastern Tennessee for 
the purpose of relieving General Burnside. At Knoxville Mr. 
Warren was promoted to orderly sergeant. In the spring of 1864 
they were ordered to join General Grant's command at Wash- 
ington. On May 5th and 6th they took part in the terrible battle 
of the Wilderness, one of the fiercest of the war, in which thirty 
thousand men were sacrificed. In this battle they were on the 
left of the line under command of General Burnside. On May 
12, 1864, at the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, Mr. Warren 
was taken prisoner in a charge upon the enemy's intrenchments. 
He was marched from the battlefield to Gordonsville, Va., where 
he took the cars to Lynchburg, and from thence he was taken 
to Danville, Ya. At the last named place he, in company with 
twelve hundred prisoners, was confined in an old tobacco ware- 
house until May 24. He was taken to Andersonville, Ga., the 
worst prison pen of ancient or modern times, a name to be re- 
membered throughout all time with the utmost horror. The 
sufferings he endured during these long months, and saw others 
endure, are too horrible to relate. Here he remained until the 
latter part of September, when he was taken to Charleston, S. C, 
and, in company with other Union prisoners, was confined in the 
city under fire of the guns from Morris Island. He was kept at 
Charleston until the latter part of October, when he was removed 
to the famous Florence prison. South Carolina, remaining here until 
February, 1865, when he was sent into the Union lines at Wil- 
mington, N. C, under parole. Mr. Warren was then sent to parole 
camp, Annapolis, Md. Here he was furloughed and sent home 
in the latter part of March, 1865. He was discharged from the 
United States service at Concord, N. H., in June, 1865, and came 
home with a war record which few men are able to excel. 

Mr. Warren was a charter member of Sampson Post No. 22, 
and was its first quartermaster. He has been commander three 
terms. He was a delegate from the Department encampment to 


the JSTational encampment when it met at Indianapolis, Inch, in 
1881. He was elected representative to the Legislature from this 
town in 1875 and 1876. He served on the committee on military 
affairs. He was appointed postmaster of Rochester by President 
Hayes March 25, 1878, and was reappointed by President Arthur 
March 31, 1882. In this position he served faithfully until Sept. 1, 
1886, when, under the administration of President Cleveland, he 
was ordered to " step down and out." 

Mr. Warren is a member of Kennedy Lodge No. 57, I. 0. 0. P., 
and also belongs to ISTorway Plains Encampment. He has filled 
the principal chairs in both orders. He is Master of Humane 
Lodge 'No. 21, of Masons, and is also a member of Temple Royal 
Arch Chapter. He is now proprietor of Warren's Rochester, 
Dover & Boston Express. Mr. Warren has always been one of 
the old standbys of Sampson Post, and has long been active in 
the different orders which have been named. 


The following lists of professional men and college graduates, 
though necessarily incomplete, are intended to include not only 
natives of Rochester but those also who for any considerable 
period resided in Rochester. For pastors see the history of the 
several churches. 

Daniel Wentworth was born at Rochester in 1788; was ad- 
mitted to the New England Conference in 1809; ordained elder 
in the M. E. Church by Bishops Asbury and McKendree at Salem, 
Conn., June 27, 1813; served on various appointments in Maine; 
and died at Skowhegan, Me., Oct. 20, 1869. He married, in 1814, 
Elizabeth Holt of Hampden, Me., who died April 7, 1887. 

John Walker, son of Robert, was born at Rochester in 1785 ; 
began preaching about 1806, and labored in Alton, Tuftonborough, 
and neighboring towns for more than twent}- years. In 1827 he 
was ordained by several Free Will Baptist elders at Ossipee, where 
he was pastor from 1833 till his death, June 1, 1870. He married 
Betsey Piper in 1807 and Betsey Healey in 1820. 

Enoch Place, (p. .343.) 

John Meader married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Huldah 
(Case) Hoag of Charlotte, Vt. (p. 258.) 


Luke Waldron was born at Rochester in 1799 ; ordained in 1837; 
preached in Sanford, Me., and vicinit}' from 1837 to 1840, when he 
became pastor of the Second Free Will Baptist Church in Provi- 
dence, R. I. He afterwards became a Methodist, and died at jSTew- 
port, R. L, Jan. 10, 1858. 

Jesse Meader, son of Lemuel and Marj (Kimball) Meader, was 
born in Rochester Dec. 12, 1802; was ordained as a Free "Will Bap- 
tist minister at Barnstead, May, 1830 ; labored in Candia and vari- 
ous parts of 'New Hampshire and Maine till 1858, when he retired 
to Dover, where he died July 11, 1881. He married Hannah D. 
York, Oct. 8, 1832. 

John C. Holmes, son of Joshua and Polly (Carter) Holmes, was 
born in Rochester Oct. 1, 1804; ordained a Free Will Baptist evan- 
gelist at Hiram, Me., Dec. 24, 1840: labored in that vicinity several 
years, when he removed to Wakefield, and preached in many ^STew 
Hampshire towns during the remainder of his life. Revivals fol- 
lowed his labors in many places. He died at j^ottingham, Sept. 13, 
1866, and his wife, Hannah F., died there May 23, the following 

Hiram Holmes, brother of the preceding, was born in Rochester, 
Oct. 3, 1806 ; ordained at Straflbrd Feb. 8, 1831 ; preached in vari- 
ous parts of N"ew Hampshire ; was clerk of Wolfeborough Free Will 
Baptist Quarterly Meeting four years ; was delegate to three general 
conferences; married Susanna, daughter of Josiah and Lydia (ISTew- 
ton) Brown of Weare, Oct. 19, 1837; and died at Bradford, May 1, 

George Washington Dame, son of Jabez and Elizabeth Hanson 
(Gushing) Dame, was born in Rochester July 27, 1812 ; graduated 
at Hampden Sidney College, 1829, where he remained as tutor and 
professor till 1840, when he took charge of the Female Academy at 
Danville, Va. He entered the Medical School and received a 
diploma, but never practiced. Through his agency an Episcopal 
Church was organized in Camden Parish, of which he has been 
rector since 1840, having been ordained as deacon by Bishop R. C. 
Moore, Jan. 15, 1840, and as priest, Aug. 10, 1841. He was super- 
intendent of schools for Pittsylvania county, Va., 1870-82. He 
married, July 22, 1835, Mary Maria, daughter of Maj. Carter and 
Lucy (Nelson) Page of Cumberland county, Va. 

John Hanson Twombly, sou of Tobias and Lois (Wentworth) 


Twombly, was born in Rochester July 19, 1814 ; was a member of 
Dartmouth College in 1839-40 ; graduated at Wesleyan University, 
1843 ; was teacher in Wilbraham Academy three years ; was or- 
dained elder in the M. E. Church April 9, 1848 ; has been stationed 
in many of the larger places of Massachusetts; is now (1888) at 
Brookline, Mass.; was president of Wisconsin State University, 
1871-74 ; chaplain of Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1857- 
58; superintendent of schools at Charlestown, Mass., 1866-69; 
received the degree of J). D. from Wesleyan University in 1871 ; 
married Betsey, daughter of Rev. John G. and Betsey (Lane) Dow 
of Montpelier, Vt., Xov. 26, 1844. 

Charles Munger, son of Rev. Philip and Zipporah Munger, was 
born in Rochester Oct. 29, 1818. After studying several years at 
the Maine Wesleyan Seminary he was admitted to the Maine M. E. 
Conference in 1841 ; was ordained elder by Bishop Janes, at Port- 
land, Me., July 20, 1845; has served on various appointments 
from 1841 ; is now (1888) stationed at Cornish, Me. He visited 
England in 1848 ; has twice been delegate to the General Confer- 
ence; and received the honorary degree of A. M. from Bowdoin 
College in 1868. He married, Aug. 8, 1841, Celia J. Anderson of 
Fayette, Me., who died July 1, 1885. 

Elihu Hayes Legro. (p. 223.) 

George S. Wentworth, son of Luther, was born at Milton in 
1836. While preparing for college he enlisted in the service of his 
country (p. 232). Was in every battle in which his regiment en- 
gaged, and refused a pension. After the war he entered Wesleyan 
University, where he graduated in 1871 ; was admitted to the New 
Hampshire Conference in 1873 ; was ordained elder in the M. E. 
Church by Bishop Peck, at Dover, in 1877. After filling several 
appointments in ]^ew Hampshire, he located in 1880 ; graduated 
from the Boston School of Oratory June, 1888 ; and stumped New 
York State in the presidential campaign of that year in behalf of a 
protective tariff. 

Edwin S. Chase, son of William and Harriet Chase, was born in 
Rochester November, 1838. He is very earnest and enthusiastic in 
the work of the ministry, and has been instrumental in the estab- 
lishment of several Methodist churches, (p. 274.) 

Herbert Morton Scruton, son of Hiram W. and Rachel (Rob- 
erts) Scruton, was born in Rochester Oct. 17, 1846; graduated at 


Aiulovcr Theological Seminary, 1878 ; was ordained an evangelist 
in the Congregational Church at Deansville, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1878; 
was acting pastor there for two years, and at Copenhagen, N". Y., 
from 1880 till his death, March 14, 1883. He married, Feb. 26, 
1877, Susie A., daughter of Francis and Elizabeth A. Turner of 
Stoneham, Mass. 

Samuel Henry Anderson, eldest son of James and Laura A. 
Anderson, was born in Rochester April 26, 1847; graduated from 
Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, IST. Y., in 1866; en- 
gaged with his father in manufacturing for a time; having fitted for 
college, attended the University of Rochester, IST. Y., about two 
years; graduated from Rochester Theological Seminary May 17, 
1876; was ordained at Fairfax, Vt, Feb. 28, 1877, and in the fol- 
lowing month became pastor of the Baptist Church in East Wash- 
ington, X. H., where he remained two years. He was subsequently 
pastor or acting pastor of churches in Middlebury, Montgomery, 
and East Hardwick, Vt. In 1882 he left the pastorate with somewhat 
impaired health, and is now residing in ISTewport, Vt., occasionally 
supplying churches in the vicinity. He married, June 18, 1877, 
Miss Josephine Stacy Goodwin, born in ISTorth Berwick, Me., April 
22, 1858, daughter of Daniel L. and Elizabeth A. Stacy, and adopted 
daughter of Samuel and Sarah A. Goodwin. Their children are 
Gertrude Laura, born at East Washington, April 30, 1878, and Ethel 
Daisy, born in Craftsbury, Vt., March 24, 1883. 

Arthur Dorman Kimball, son of Joseph P. and Lucy M. Kim- 
ball, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Jan. 31, 1862, His parents 
died when he was an infant, and he was adopted by his great-uncle, 
Dr. Dorman (who had adopted and brought up his mother and her 
two sisters), with whom he removed to Rochester about 1865. He 
graduated from Tufts Divinity School in 1885, and during that 
summer supplied the pulpit of the Universalist Church at Marlow, 
where he died Aug. 13, 1885. 


In the earliest days the ministers were usually the physicians 
also, and the people seem to have been well satisfied with their 
medical skill, (p. 85.) 

Samuel Merrow, son of Henry, was born in Reading, Mass., 
Oct. 9,1670; was a practicing physician at Oyster River Parish, 


now Durham, in 1720 ; removed to Rochester about 1734, where he 
died about 1740. 

James Jackson in 1768 inserted in the "l^ew Hampshire Ga- 
zette " the first business advertisement from this town, as follows : — 

" The Public is hereby informed that James Jackson, Physician, late of Con 
necticut, now of Rochester, in this Province, has for a number of Years with 
great Success, and Ease to the Patient, Killed and drawn out Wens, tho' ever 
so large, and Cancers, by the Use of a Plaister. Also cures Persons of the 
Colic &c. &c. Any Person inclining to apply to him in Season, may doubtless 
have relief," 

This Dr. Jackson asked the town to give him a house lot behind 
the meeting house to encourage his remaining, but they refused. 
So he turned his back on their " wens and cancers " and returned 
to Connecticut. 

James Howe, (p. 121.) 

Samuel Pray was born at South Berwick, Me., July 3, 1769; 
studied medicine with Dr. Jacob Kittredge of Dover three years, 
and settled in practice at Rochester September, 1792, where he died 
in 1854, He was one of the original members of the Straiibrd 
County Medical Society in 1811, of which he was secretary for sev- 
eral years ; was elected Fellow of the ISTew Hampshire Medical So- 
ciety in 1816; in 1821 an honorary member of the Dartmouth 
College Medical Society, In 1797 he married Frances B. Farnham 
of Boston, Mass., who died in 1847, leaving six children. 

Jacob Maine, son of Josiah, and grandson of Rev. Amos Main 
(p. 83), was born in Rochester; graduated from Harvard College in 
1800 ; studied medicine with Dr. Ammi R. Cutter of Portsmouth, 
whose daughter, Sarah Ann, he married; began practice in Dover 
in 1803, where he kept an apothecary store ; died at Dover in 1807. 

Timothy Farrar Preston, son of Dr. John and Rebecca (Farrar) 
Preston, was born at New Ipswich June 2, 1780. He had ten 
brothers and sisters, among them a twin brother. He was named 
for his uncle. Judge Timothy Farrar of the Supreme bench, who 
lived to his 102d year. Dr. Preston probably studied medicine with 
his father, practiced in various places, and came to Rochester in 
1807. After a short stay he returned to E'ew Ipswich, where he 
died Dec, 4, 1857, 

John Perkins was a native of JaftVey ; studied medicine at Ha- 
verhill, Mass,; came to Rochester in 1807, and after eight years 


returned to Jaifrey. He married Susanna Kelley of Methuen, 
Mass., and died in Slatersville, R. I., leaving a son, Roderick R. 
Perkins, M. D., and two daughters. 

James Farrington 1st. (p. 345.) 
, Asa Perkins, son of William, was born in Dover April 5, 1793; 
read medicine with Dr. Jabez Dow of Dover; began practice in 
Rochester in 1816; returned to Dover in 1818; relinquished practice 
in 1830 on account of poor health, and died in Dover May 3, 1850. 
He was a Fellow of the JSTew Hampshire Medical Society, and a 
member of the Stratford County Medical Society. 

Samuel Pray, Jr., was born in Rochester March 4, 1799, and 
died there Aug. 18, 1874. 

Moses R, "Warren was born at Alton in 1804. While securing 
his education he had to struggle through hardships common to boys 
of iSTew Hampshire farms. Attending medical lectures at Dartmouth 
and Bowdoin, he graduated at the latter in 1832, and soon after 
settled in practice at Middletou. In 1851 he removed to Wolfebor- 
ough, and after ten years came to Rochester, where he remained in 
active practice for the rest of his life. He was a member of the 
Strattbrd County Medical Society and maintained a lively interest in 
its meetings. " K'o man in his sphere of life had more or truer 
friends than Dr. Warren He was a man of sterling worth and 
integrity, appreciated not only as a good physician, but as a society 
man interested in everything that would make the community bet- 
ter." Dr. Warren married Hannah Scates, a teacher of some note, 
and died in Rochester June 26, 1881, leaving two children, Susan 
M. and John Sidney. The latter graduated at Dartmouth College in 
1862, also at Jefferson Medical College in 1866. He stands high 
in his profession in New York City, where he has regular hospital 
work, in addition to a good general practice. 

Joseph Haven Smith, (p. 379.) 

Calvin Cutter, son of John and Mary (Bachelder) Cutter, was 
born in Jatfrey May 1, 1807; studied medicine with Dr. Nehemiah 
Cutter of Pepperell, Mass.; attended lectures at Bowdoin, Harvard, 
and Dartmouth Medical Colleo^es ; received his deo;ree from the 
latter in 1832, and immediately began practice in Rochester. The 
next year he went to New York University, where he became the 
private pupil of Dr. Valentine Mott. After practicing a few years 
at Nashua, he pursued his studies still further with Dr. McClellan of 


Philadelphia. After a few years' practice in Dover, he began lec- 
turing on physiology for about twelve years in all parts of the United 
States. In 1847 he published a text-book on physiology, which was 
extensively used in public schools in this and other countries. He 
became prominent in the Kansas struggle, emigrating thither with 
a coffin filled with rifles. In 1861 he became surgeon of the 
Twenty-first Massachusetts Regiment, and afterwards brigade sur- 
geon of the Ninth Army Corps ; was wounded at Bull Run and at 
Fredericksburg. " He was a man of enterprise and skill, who 
delighted in a life of well-doing." "While at Nashua he became 
personall}^ responsible for building a house of worship for the 
Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and was thereby 
reduced to poverty. He married, first, in 1834, Caroline, daughter of 
Nathan and Ruth (Waterman) Hall of Milford, a woman of " beau- 
tiful character," who died in 1842, aged thirty-three. He wrote a 
very remarkable epitaph, still to be seen in the old cemetery at 
Milford, stating that she was "murdered" by the church to which 
she belonged in Nashua. They had two children : Eliza died in 
infancy; Caroline Miza, born July 29, 1842, died March 24, 1862, 
while accompanying her father on the Burnside expedition to North 
Carolina, — "young, talented, cultured, patriotic." Dr. Cutter 
married, second, Dec. 10, 1848, Eunice N., daughter of Chester and 
Eunice (Hadkell) Powers of Warren, Mass., and had Joh7i Clarence, 
born July 10, 1851, a physician highly distinguished for his services 
to the Empire of Japan, receiving from the Mikado the "Fourth 
Order of the Rising Sun," and for his revised edition of his father's 
Physiologies ; and Walter Poivers, born April 28, 1857, died Aug. 1, 
1871. He died at Warren, Mass., June 20, 1872. 

Theodore Wells was a practicing physician in Rochester in 

Turner, a physician from Massachusetts, came to Roch- 
ester in 1832, and remained about a year. 

Alfred Upham. (p. 328.) 

Albert Gallatin Upham. (p. 328.) 

Timothy Upham. (p. 328.) 

John M. Berry advertised in March, 1836, that he had again 
taken an office at Rochester with Dr. A. Upham. In the latter part 
of 1837 he was a dentist at Dover, and in January, 1838, advertised 
particular attention to spinal curvature, with use of machinery, etc. 


Enoch C. Dow was born in Wakefield in 1813; read medicine 
with Dr. Jeremiah F. Hall of AVolfeborough ; attended seven 
courses of medical lectures at Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Philadelphia, 
and Harvard ; came to Rochester in 1859 ; and was United States 
examining surgeon for Stratford county during the war. His second 
wife was Lucy Tebbets of Rochester. Dr. Dow was one of the old 
type of " family physicians " who by years of sympathetic practice 
in the same families, presiding over the advent of the younger gen- 
erations, and the departure of the old, won his way into many 
hearts, and was the confidential friend of his employers. At his 
death, in 1876, many tears were shed, and his place was hard to fill. 

Paul Augustine Stackpole was born in Rochester Feb. 12, 1814 ; 
graduated from Dartmouth Medical College in 1842; settled in 
Dover; has been president of the ISTew Hampshire Medical Society, 
and also of the Straftbrd District Medical Society ; is a member of 
the Massachusetts Medical Society, and of the American Medical 
Association. He was a delegate from the !N"ew Hampshire Medical 
Society to examine the graduating class of Dartmouth Medical 
School in 1858, and to deliver the address to the same ; served on 
the Dover school board for several years ; was also an editor of the 
" State Press," and a member of the New Hampshire Press Asso- 
ciation. He married, July 9, 1845, Elizabeth Hills, of Haverhill, 

John "VV. Pray, son of Dr. Samuel Pray (p. 440), was born in 
Rochester, August, 1814 ; studied medicine with his father ; attended 
lectures at Dartmouth, and began practice at Barrington in 1840. 
In 1843 he returned to Rochester, where he was in partnership with 
his father for eleven years. He removed to Alexandria in 1861, but 
afterwards returned to East Rochester, where he died April, 1871. 
He married Lizzie, daughter of Stephen Mathes, and had four 

Jeremiah Caverno Garland, son of Nathaniel, was born at Straf- 
ford Sept. 23, 1814. Studied medicine with Drs. Kittredge of New- 
market, Haynes, Chadbourn, and Buck of Concord. Attended two 
courses of medical lectures at Dartmouth Medical College and Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, graduating from the 
latter in 1844 ; commenced the practice of medicine at Rochester in 
August, 1844, and remained there over five years. Was at Nashua 
six and a half years ; at Plymouth six years, and again in Nashua 


since 1868 ; is a member of the Northern District and New Hamp- 
shire Medical Societies, having been president of the former society ; 
has been examining surgeon for pensions, city physician of Nashua, 
assistant surgeon United States army, councihnan, alderman, and 
member of board of health of Nashua. He married Harriet C. 
"Woodman of Rochester, Dec. 5, 1849, and had five children : — Celia 
Turner, Willard Parker, George Lincoln, Theodore Woodman, and 
Claudius Webster. 

RuFUS K. Pearl was born in Farmington Feb. 6, 1815 ; attended 
lectures at Bowdoin and Dartmouth, and studied medicine with Dr. 
Wright of Gilmanton. In 1840 he began practice at Rochester, but 
left his profession on account of ill health and went into trade in 
this village, where he died. 

Jeremiah Horne, Jr., was born in Rochester Jan. 29, 1816; read 
medicine with Dr. Richard Russell of Great Falls, and Dr. Wiuslow 
Lewis of Boston, Mass.; graduated from Bowdoin Medical College 
in 1840 ; began practice in Lowell, Mass. ; removed to Dover in 
1846, where he has been alderman, member of the State Legislature, 
and city physician for many years ; is a member of the Massachu- 
setts and the New Hampshire Medical Societies, and of the Stratford 
District Medical Society ; is now at Melrose, Mass. 

Jasper Hazen York. (p. 402.) 

Richard Russell resided in Concord a short time prior to 1824 ; 
was in practice at Rochester about 1841-44, but spent most of his 
life in Wakefield and Great Falls, and died at the latter place May 
22, 1855, aged about seventy. 

Isaac W. Lougee. (p. 406.) 

Hiram Gove was the first homeopathic physician in Rochester, 
about 1846. He removed about 1862, and was afterwards in Salem, 
Lynn, and East Boston, Mass. 

Ebenezer Jenness followed Dr. Gove as the second homeopathic 
physician in Rochester. He went from here to Great Falls. 

Charles Trafton came to Rochester from Newfield, Me., and 
after a short but successful practice died of diphtheria in 1877. 

Thomas J. Sweatt, of French ancestry, was born in that part of 
Gilmanton which is now Belmont, in 1819. He was remarkably 
studious as a boy, and grew up highly respected. Having fitted for 
college at Gilmanton Academy, he entered Dartmouth in 1840, 
where he remained two years. He studied medicine with Dr. Enos 


Hojt of ISTorthfield, whose daughter he married, and commenced 
practice in Canterbury, but after a few years removed to Sandwich, 
where he became second to no man in his profession in Carroll 
county. He was a prominent Odd Fellow, a leader of the Free-Soil 
party in his section of the State, and in all respects a man of great 
influence. A man of strong faith in the gospel, his prayers accom- 
panied his medicines, and he filled the pulpit of the Free Will 
Baptist Church at Effingham very creditably for six months. His 
home was the abode of peace and plenty, where people of culture 
and refinement delighted to spend an evening in congenial society. 
He was always dignified, though mirthful, and of a sanguine tem- 
perament, which made him a favorite with all classes. One morning 
biddins: his usual srood-bv to his wife and little son, he went to 
visit a patient. He returned to look on the bloody form of his 
lovely boy, shot dead by a half-foolish street vagrant. From that 
sad hour a great change passed over him. His friends feared the 
loss of reason. He lost his hopeful, joyous nature, and became sub- 
ject to fits of the deepest melancholy. Under this blow he began 
to indulge in drink, till the habit gained complete mastery over 
Mm, and he was never more than a wreck of his former self. His 
wife having died, he remarried, and came to Eochester in 1872. He 
at once secured a large practice, and ranked high in his profession. 
He died in Rochester Jan. 11, 1884, leaving a widow and several 

Abner Ham, son of Benjamin of Farmington, 'N. H., was born 
in 1821 ; graduated in 1844 from Bowdoin College ; graduated in 
1847 from the Medical Department of the University of the City of 
New York ; settled in practice in Eochester, where he was for a 
time in partnership with Dr. Farrington, 2d; removed to Dover in 
1854, practicing there three or four years ; moved to Cambridge, 
Mass., where he died in 1866. He was a member of the Straftbrd 
District Medical Society, and a Fellow of the ISTew Hampshire Med- 
ical Society. 

James Farrington, 2d. (p. 346.) 

Edwin Folsom Hurd, son of Joseph D., obtained his medical 
education in Boston, Mass., and settled in Gilmanton, where he 
died in 1856, " greatly lamented." 

George 0. Smith, brother of Jacob D. Smith, was a physician 
at Gonic for a year or two about 1861 ; went West and died there. 


James E. Lothrop. (p. 421.) 

Betton W. Sargent was born at Thornton Jan. 3, 1827. His 
father, Jacob Sargent, was a prominent Democrat of much influence 
in that part of the State. Dr. Sargent's mother died when he was 
ten 3'ears of age, and liis fiither soon after lost his property. Left 
mainly to his own exertions lie obtained his education by persistent, 
self-denying industry. From the age of nineteen to twenty-three 
he pursued his studies at the academy in Franklin, at the same time 
studying medicine with Dr. Knight of that place. He attended 
lectures at Woodstock, Vt., and at Jefferson Medical College in 
Philadelphia, where he received his degree. Having settled in prac- 
tice at Barnstead, he married, Sept. 16, 1852, Mary, daughter of Dr. 
James Farrington of Eochester. In 1854 he came to Rochester and 
practiced with his father-in-law about four years. In the early part 
of the war he was in St. Louis, Mo., where he enlisted in the Twen- 
tieth Missouri Regiment, and served with distinction as medical 
director on the staff of Gen. Lorenzo Thomas, with whom he was 
a special favorite. After the war he \vas for two years engaged in 
raising cotton in Mississippi. About 1866 he resumed his profession 
in Rochester, where he died July 21, 1880, having a high reputation 
for professional ability among his associates in the Strafford Medical 
Societ}^ of which he was for a time president. 

William H. Page, son of Benjamin and Huldah, was born in 
Rochester May 28, 1827, attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and 
graduated at Harvard Medical School in 1853. After a year's hos- 
pital experience in Boston, he spent several years in medical studies 
abroad. He was a volunteer surgeon in the War of the Rebellion, 
and was taken prisoner. After the war he returned to Boston, 
where he was for a time city physician. In 1881 he went to Los 
Vegas, ]Sr. M., for his health, where he was president of the ISTew 
Mexico Medical Society. His health still failing, he removed to 
Los Angeles, Cal., in 1885, where he died August 22, 1888, leaving 
five children. His wife was Nancy Jenkins of Boston, who died in 
1869. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company of Boston, and of nearly every medical and scientific 
society in Boston. 

David Foss practiced homeopathy at Gonic about two years, 
removing to Newburyport, Mass., in the summer of 1866. 

James Bonaparte Farrington, son of Dr. James Farrington, 


the elder (p. 345), was born at Eochester, in 1831 ; graduated at 
Bowdoiu College in 1854, and from Rush Medical College at Chi- 
cago in 1862 ; enlisted as a private in a Wisconsin regiment, and 
afterwards served as assistant surgeon. He practiced medicine at 
Jefferson, Wis., and Santa Rita, Cal., where he died March 23, 1883. 

S. E. Root was born at Royalston, Vt., Oct. 1, 1834; graduated 
at Hillsdale College, Mich., where he received the degree of A. M., 
in 1872; was in the army of the Cumberland a year and a half at 
the close of the war ; graduated from the Medical College at Bur- 
lington, Yt., in 1875; studied for a time at Harvard; settled in 
practice at Saccarappa, Me., in 1876; removed to Lewiston, Me., in 
1880, and to Rochester in 1885. 

Henry Rust Parker, son of John Tappan Parker, was born at 
Wolfeborough Jan. 24, 1836; studied with Dr. Pattee of Man- 
chester and Dr. King of Wolfeborough ; graduated from Dartmouth 
Medical College in 1865 ; practiced in Wolfeborough several years, 
and came from there to Rochester in April, 1880, where he was in 
partnership with Dr. Farrington for about a year, when he removed 
to Dover ; is a member of the Strafibrd County Medical Society ; 
married in 1866 Ella M. Thompson, and has several children. 

Arthur C. Xeayell, son of William H., was born at Barn- 
stead in 1839; entered Dartmouth College in 1860, where he 
remained two years ; studied medicine with Dr. John Wheeler of 
Barnstead, and attended lectures at Hanover. He enlisted as a pri 
vate in the Eleventh ISTew Hampshire Regiment; was employed" 
principally on detached service in the medical department for two 
years, when he was appointed medical cadet in the regular army ; 
was assistant surgeon in the Eighteenth Ohio Regiment for about a 
year, during which time he attended medical lectures at Cincinnati; 
was afterwards post surgeon at headquarters of the department of 
Georgia and Florida. Having been with the army about four years, 
and his health being somewhat impaired, he settled in practice at 
Gonic in September, 1866, married Jennie Hayes of that place, and 
removed to Farmington in July, 1869 ; went West and died there. 

Charles Blazo was born in Parsonsfield, Me., August 3, 1842; 
attended lectures at Dartmouth, Long Island, and Bowdoin Medical 
College, where he graduated in 1871 ; settled in practice at East 
Rochester ; removed jto Rochester Village in 1882 ; was representa- 
tive to the Legislature in 1877-78-79. 


Alonzo Stuart Wallace, son of David, Jr., and Margaret, was 
born at Bristol, Me., Feb. 17, 1847; commenced the study of medi- 
cine in 1870, with Dr. S. H. Durgin and Prof. C. P. Frost; attended 
two courses of medical lectures at Bowdoin and Dartmouth Medical 
Colleges, gracluating from the latter June 24, 1874; commenced the 
practice of medicine in the Northampton Lunatic Asylum in 1874, 
remaining six months ; he was then appointed assistant port physi- 
cian of Boston, and in September, 1875, port physician, retaining 
that position until April, 1879, when he entered into private practice 
in Brookline, IST. H. ; removed to Rochester in 1888 ; is a member of 
the Massachusetts Medical Society, and of the Congregational 
Church, He married Mary F. Maynard of Lowell, Mass., Nov. 2, 
1876, and has three children : — Arthur Lowell, Edith Maynard, and 
Edna June. 

Frank Pierce Virgin was born at Rumford, Me., Oct. 15, 1850; 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1875 ; received medical degree 
from Detroit Medical College ; settled in practice at Rochester in 
1877; removed to Weymouth, Mass., in 1888 ; married Carrie Cav- 
erly, and has Harry L. and Charles Lester. 

Eugene French Gage, son of Thomas U., was born at Bedford, 
Dec. 15,1850; studied with Dr. Currier of Nashua; attended lec- 
tures at Bowdoin and Dartmouth Medical Colleges, and graduated 
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City ; 
settled in practice at Rochester, and died in Nashua, March 20, 

John Sherman Daniels, son of Albert H., was born at Bar- 
rington, Oct. 12, 1851 ; studied medicine with Dr. George W. Jenks 
of Woodstock, R. I. ; attended medical lectures at Harvard and 
Long Island Medical College, Brooklyn, N. Y., where he graduated 
June 25, 1875; settled in practice at Barrington, where he was 
superintendent of schools and representative to the Legislature; 
removed to Rochester in 1885 ; is a member of the Strafford Dis- 
trict Medical Society, an officer in Humane Lodge and Temple 
Chapter, F. & A. M.; was the first Sachem of Runnaawitt Tribe of 
Red Men, and is Great Senior Sagamore of the Great Council of 
New Hampshire. 

Frank Eugene Whitney, son of Nathan, was born at Westmin- 
ster, Mass., June 9,1853; graduated from Dartmouth College in 
1878; studied medicine with Dr. I. G. Anthoine of Antrim; at- 


tended one course of lectures at Dartmouth Medical College, and 
two at the University of New York, where he graduated in March, 
1881 ; settled in practice at Rochester, where he has been town phy- 
sician four years. He is a Chapter Mason, and member of the Con- 
gregational Church. Married Grace M. Chase Xov. 27, 1883. 

Edavin Thomas Hubbard, son of Thomas L., was born at 
Hiram, Me., Jan. 13, 1854; studied medicine with Drs. W. H, 
Smith and B. B. Foster; attended four courses of medical lectures 
at the University of Michigan ; graduated from Dartmouth Medical 
College Oct. 30, 1877; commenced the practice of medicine Jan- 
nary 17, 1878, at Madison, N. H., remaining there six mouths; 
practiced in Tamworth, iT. H., eighteen months, then returned to 
Madison, but soon after located in Rochester. In 1886 he was ap- 
pointed a member of the State Board of Health to till the vacancy 
occasioned by the resignation of Dr. Carl H. Horsch. 

Stephen Young was born in Strafford Oct. 22, 1854; entered 
Dartmouth College in 1875; entered Medical department in 1877; 
studied medicine with Drs. Sargent and Gage ; after two courses of 
lectures at Dartmouth entered Long Island College Hospital and 
received degree there in June, 1881 ; settled in practice at East 
Rochester ; is a member of the I*N^ew Hampshire Medical Society. 
He married March 1, 1882, Fannie F. Stoddard. 

Herbert Young, son of John F., was born in Rochester; gradu- 
ated from Bates College in 1876 ; is a practicing physician in Ames- 
bury, Massachusetts. 

Fred Gustavus Coffin, son of William P., was born at Deering, 
Me., Nov. 3, 1855; studied medicine with Dr. Charles A. Cochran; 
graduated from the Medical Department of Boston University 
March 6, 1878 ; practiced two years at West AVaterville, Me. ; 
removed to Gonic in 1880, and to Great Falls in 1882. 

Frederick E. Wilcox, son of Chester P., was born at Pomfret, 
Conn., May 11, 1860 ; graduated from the New York Homeopathic 
Medical College and Hospital March ], 1884; married March 26, 
1884, Etta M. Kelley of Putnam, Conn., and located at once in 
Rochester, where he remained till November, 1888. 

Stephen W. Ford, son of Stephen, was born in Boston, Mass., 
Dec. 19, 1864; graduated from Dartmouth Medical College in 
1888 ; began practice in company with Dr. Wallace January 1, 



Robert V. Sweet was born at Port Byron, IST. Y., April 25, 1865 ; 
graduated from Cornell University in 1885 ; was principal of Rose 
High School for one year; graduated from ISTew York Homeo- 
pathic Medical College in 1888 ; settled in partnership with Dr. 
Wilcox, who left him the practice in IS'ovember, 1888. 


Joseph Clark, son of Simeon and Lydia (Mosel}^) Clark, was 
born at Columbia, Conn,, March 9, 1759; graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1785; studied law with John Sullivan, Esq., of Durham; 
began practice at Rochester in 1788 ; returned to his native town 
about 1813, and afterwards removed to East Hartford, Conn., 
where he died Dec. 21, 1828. He married Anna H. Burleigh of 
Newmarket, and left daughters. He served in the Revolution, 
was taken prisoner and carried to Halifax and to England. He 
delivered a Fourth of July oration at Rochester in 1794, and 
represented the town in the Legislature in 1798 and 1801. 

Thomas Bancroft, son of Dea. l^athaniel and Mary (Taylor) 
Bancroft, was born at Lynnlield, Mass., J^ov. 14, 1765; graduated 
at Harvard College 1788 ; began practice at Rochester about 1794 ; 
after a year or two removed to Salem, Mass., where he was 
master of a grammar school ; was afterwards clerk of court, then 
supercargo on ship Hercules. He married Elizabeth Ives of Bev- 
erly, Mass., and died at Canton, China, Nov. 15, 1807, leaving 
two children. 

Moses Leavitt Neal, son of John, was born at Hampton in 
1767; entered Dartmouth College at the age of fourteen, and after 
two years went to Harvard, where he graduated 1785 ; studied 
law with John Prentiss, Esq., of Londonderry; was admitted to 
the bar in 1793; practiced at Londonderry about three years; 
removed to Rochester about 1796, and to Dover in 1806. He 
was clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 
1809, and was re-elected seventeen times; was register of deeds 
in Strafford county from 1816 till his death. He married, iirst, 
Ruth, the daughter of John Prentiss, about 1793, and, second, 
Sarah Furbush about 1820, and died Nov. 25, 1829, leaving a 
large family of children. He was a man of pleasing manners, a 

* The material for these sketches has been mostly furnished by Henry Kimball, Esq. 


finished scholar, rather nnohtrusive and easy-going, but firm to 
his principles and highly esteemed by all who knew him. 

Joseph Tilton was born at East Kingston August, 1774; grad- 
uated at Harvard College 1797; studied law with Hon. Jeremiah 
Smith of Exeter; commenced practice at Wakefield soon after 1800; 
removed to Rochester about 1805 ; in 1809 returned to Exeter, 
which town he represented in the Legislature from 1815. to 1823. 
He married a daughter of Col. Samuel Folsom of Exeter, and died. 
March 28, 1856, leaving no family. " A good office lawyer, of 
good judgment." 

John Parker Hale, son of Samuel, was born at Portsmouth 
Feb. 19, 1775. With only a common school education he studied 
law with his kinsman, John Hale, Esq., and was admitted to the 
bar 1796 or 1797. After practicing a year or two in Portsmouth 
and a short time iu Barrington, he came to Rochester about 1801. 
He married Lydia Clarkson, only child of William O'Brien of 
Machias, Me., and died at Rochester Oct. 15, 1819, leaving thirteen 
children, among whom was the Hon. John P. Hale of Dover 
(p. 381). Mr. Hale was short, thick, with ruddy countenance, 
quick of apprehension, affable in manners, and popular with his 

Richard Kimball, son of I^athaniel and Mary (Home) Kimball, 
was born at Xorth Berwick, Me., March 1, 1798; fitted at Phillips 
Exeter Academy and entered Harvard College, but without com- 
pleting the academic course there, began the study of law with 
Hon. Asa Freeman of Dover in 1824. After attending the law 
schools of Cambridge and Northampton, he was admitted to Straf- 
ford County Bar in February, 1829, and settled in practice at 
Great Falls. In 1836 he removed to Rochester, where, after being 
for a short time agent of the Mechanics' Manufacturing Company, 
he resumed the practice of law. In 1848 he removed to Dover, 
where he added farming to his legal pursuits, retiring from busi- 
ness about 1874. He was elected representative from Somersworth 
in 1833, but did not take his seat, probably because it was decided 
that the town was not entitled to a second representative. He 
represented Rochester in the Legislatures of 1846 and 1847. He 
was judge of the police court in Dover from 1857 to 1868. He was 
the first editor of the "Enquirer" for four months in 1828, and 
was for man}^ years a member of the Dover school board. He 


married, first, Oct. 4, 1832, Margaret Jane Pendexter of Dover; 
second, November, 1843, Elizabeth Hale of Rochester; third, Nov. 
23, 1846, Elizabeth White Hale of Portland, Me., and died at 
Dover, March 2, 1881, leaving five children. 

Mr. Kimball was a thorough student, a conscientious and earnest 
seeker after truth. He was a social, companionable man, of 
strong attachments ; a reverent Christian believer, and an untiring 
student of the Bible. 

"William Gordon Webster, son of William and Sarah (Gordon) 
Webster, was born at Plymouth Aug. 20, 1800; graduated at 
Dartmouth College 1822 ; read law with Samuel Fletcher of Con- 
cord ; settled in practice at Rochester in 1827 ; removed to New 
Hampton about 1880, and afterwards to East Concord. He married 
June 8, 1829, Susan, daughter of Stephen Ambrose of Concord, 
and died at Plymouth June 14, 1839. 

John Harvey Smith, son of John and Betsey Smith, was born 
at Rochester about 1802 ; after a common school education read 
law with Judge Jeremiah H. Woodman of Rochester, and Hon. 
James Bartlett of Dover. He was admitted to the bar in February, 
1824; commenced practice at Center Harbor; soon went to Con- 
way; from there returned to Rochester about 1827; and in 1837 
removed to Dover. He represented Rochester in the Legislatures 
of 1832-34; was clerk of court for Straftbrd county from 1841 
till Ijis death. He died unmarried, having been killed in a rail- 
road accident at Meredith Bridge, Oct. 7, 1852. " He was a man 
of noble and generous heart, incapable of a mean or dishonorable 

William Augustus Kimball, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Home) 
Kimball, was born at Shapleigh, Me., Sept. 12, 1813; educated at 
Exeter Academy mainly by his own exertions; studied law with 
his brother, Hon. Increase S. Kimball of Lebanon, Me., and Hon. 
Daniel M. Christie of Dover; was admitted to the York County 
Bar September, 1839; began practice at Milton Mills; removed 
to Sandwich in 1842, and to Rochester in 1847, where he still 
resides; sold his practice to C. K. Sanborn in 1854, and has since 
been engaged in farming, occasionally teaching the village school ; 
served eighteen years as superintending school committee. He 
married Oct. 24, 1841, Nancy H. Nutter, and has had three chil- 
dren : — John W., Elizabeth H. died unmarried, and 3Iary E., now 


Mrs. John F, Springfield, who graduated from the academical 
course of Boston University in 1879. 

Cyrus K. Sanborn was born at Brookfield, Mass., in 1818; 
after a common school education he studied law with Josiah H. 
Hobbs ; graduated from the Cambridge Law School ; was bank 
commissioner in 1860-61 ; representative to the Legislature in 
1867-68 ; was director and president of Rochester Savings Bank, 
and colonel in the militia. In 1851 he married Sarah, daughter 
of Josiah H. Hobbs, who died leaving three children. In 1881 
he married the widow of Dr. Sargent (p. 446), and died at Roch- 
ester Oct. 11, 1886. He was a kind friend and neighbor, always 
public-spirited and read}- to sacrifice time and money to further 
the interests of the town. He joined the Congregational Church 
a short time before his death. 

Sanborn Blake Carter, son of Daniel and Betsey Brown (Blake) 
Carter, was born in Rochester Feb. 20, 1819 ; after attending the 
academy at Alfred, Me., he read law with Hon. John T. Paine 
of Sanford, Me., and Hon. Charles W. Woodman of Dover; was 
admitted to York County Bar May, 1841 ; and settled in practice 
at Ossipee. He was a prominent man, and highly esteemed, as 
is shown by the positions he held. He represented Ossipee in the 
Legislature in 1850-51-69-70; was delegate to the Constitutional 
Conventions of 1850 and 1876 ; was solicitor for Carroll county 
from 1846 to 1851 ; register of probate from 1851 to 1856 ; register 
of deeds from 1873 till his death ; county school commissioner 
from 1850 to 1854 ; was town clerk for several years ; was mod- 
erator of town meetings for twelve or fifteen years ; was postmaster 
eight or twelve years. He died at Ossipee July 8, 1881, and was 
buried under Masonic honors. His practice was extensive, espe- 
ciall}- before the probate court, and as solicitor of pensions and 
bounty claims. He was one of five who established the Episcopal 
Church at Dover. 

Henry Trowbridge Wisavell, son of Thomas and Sarah (Trow- 
bridge) Wiswell, was born at Exeter April 26, 1820 ; graduated at 
Yale College in 1847; studied law with Hon. Daniel M. Christie; 
was admitted to the bar January, 1850 ; began practice in Roch- 
ester with William A. Kimball ; after about nine months he 
removed to Dover, where he was city clerk from 1856 to 1864, 
and city solicitor from 1857 to 1862. He then removed to Wash- 


ington, D. C, as paymaster's clerk, where he has since resided. 
He married, first, Nov. 28, 1850, Lucretia Perkins of Dover, who 
died leaving a son ; second, Mrs. Elizabeth Garland (Ayer) 
Clapp of Washington, who has two daughters. 

Daniel Jacob Parsons, son of Josiah and Judith (Badger) Par- 
sons, was born at Gilmanton April 15, 1821 ; after attending 
Gilmanton Academy he read law with Hon. Ira H. Eastman of 
that place; was admitted to the bar about 1842; commenced 
practice in Rochester the next year; has served the town many 
years on the school board, and as representative to the Legislature 
in 1850 ; married, 1852, Ella Greenfield of Rochester. Since Au- 
gust, 1887, he has been disabled by paralysis. 

Elijah Martin Hussey, son of Col. Jonathan, was born at 
Rochester in 1826; graduated from Dartmouth College in 1852; 
was principal of Lebanon Academy, Me. ; was a lawyer in l^ew 
York City, where he died January, 1887 ; married Fannie Wood- 
ward of Hanover. 

Joseph Hilliard Worcester, son of Isaac and Julia (Hilliard) 
Worcester, was born at Milton Dec. 31, 1830 ; fitted at Pembroke 
Academy, and entered the class of '54 in Brown University, but 
left on account of ill health in the middle of his Senior year. 
After teaching several years he began studying law with C. K. 
Sanborn in 1861 ; was admitted to Stratford County Bar in 1864 ; 
commenced practice at once in Rochester, and in 1871 formed a 
partnership with C. B. Gafney, Esq., which still has a successful 
and extensive business. Mr. Worcester was for ten years a mem- 
ber of the school board; judge of the Rochester police court from 
March, 1869, to May, 1875; town clerk in 1865 and 1866; and 
for some ten months postmaster, commencing April, 1867. " No 
better-read lawyer practices at Strafford Bar." 

XiNGMAN Fogg Page, son of Benjamin and Huldah, was born at 
Rochester Oct. 10, 1881 ; graduated from Bowdoin College in 1853 ; 
read law with Caleb Gushing, in Washington, D. C; was appointed 
solicitor in the department of the interior by President Pierce. 
After 1869 he went to New York, where he became a prominent 
member of the " County Democrac}'." He married Grace Marshall 
of Washington, D. C, and died in New York April 22, 1885. 

George Lafayette Hayes, son of Watson and Joanna (Winkley) 
Hayes, was born in Barnstead Dec. 5, 1831 ; came with his parents 


to Rochester when he was about three years old; graduated at 
Bowdoin College in 1851 ; was private tutor in the family of Hon. 
James F. Robinson at Georgetown, K}'. ; then professor of math- 
ematics in Russellville, K}-., where he also read law, and was 
admitted to the bar a few weeks before his death, which occurred 
July 23, 1854. He was a fine scholar, of excellent character, be- 
loved by all who knew him. 

Hiram Moore Sanborn, son of Solomon and Lepha Sanborn, 
was born in Tamworth April 11, 1833. He managed to secure 
an education by working on the farm summers and teaching 
winters, and entered Dartmouth College in the class of 1859, 
but did not graduate. After leaving college he taught the High 
School in Rochester, studying law at the same time in the office 
of C. K. Sanborn. Having nearly finished his law studies he 
taught school one year at Hoboken, K Y. He then accepted the 
principalship of a grammar school in IN'ew York City at a salary 
of three thousand dollars, and retained the position till his death. 
He meanwhile continued his law studies, graduating from Colum- 
bia Law School about 1873. His residence was in Jersey City, 
where he was a member of the board of education. He was a 
devoted and successful teacher, securing thorough discipline by 
moral rather than physical force. He died at Tamworth Aug. 8, 
1877, leaving one son, J. L. Sanborn, M. D., of New Marlboro', 

Henry Kimball, son of Daniel Smith and Lovey (Wilson) Kim- 
ball, was born at Shapleigh, Me., Dec. 14, 1838; graduated at 
Bowdoin College 1863; studied law with Hon. Increase S. Kim- 
ball of Sanford, Me.; was admitted to York County Bar June, 
1866 ; has been in practice at Rochester since 1869 ; has been 
connected with the supervision of the public schools of Rochester 
for more than fifteen years, (pp. 169, 170.) 

Charles Benjamin Gafney, son of John and Sarah (Abbott) 
Gafney, was born at Ossipee Sept. 17, 1843. His parents died 
when he was but four years of age, but by the advice and assist- 
ance of his guardian, Sanborn B. Carter, Esq., of Ossipee, he 
obtained his education at the academies at Sandwich, and at Leb- 
anon, Me. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion Sept. 27, 1862; 
was promoted from second to first Lieutenant June 1, 1863; was 
wounded severely at Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864; promoted to 


Captain May 30, 1865 ; served as aid to Generals Ripley, McCullom, 
and RoLilston, and was mustered out at close of war. 

He read law with his guardian and Hon. Charles W. Wood- 
man of Dover, and graduated in 1868 from the Law School at 
Columbia College, "Washington, ~D. C, where he was clerk to the 
Senate Committee on Naval Affairs for eight years. He was a 
special friend of Hon. J. H, Ela, and came to Rochester in 1871, 
forming a partnership with Joseph H. Worcester, Esq., and has 
since been actively engaged in his profession. He married, first, 
Mary Ellen Grant of Ossipee, and, second, Ida A. Peavey of 

NoAii Tebbets, son of Noah and Mary Esther (Woodman) 
Tebbets (p. 352), was born at Rochester Sept. 11, 1844. After 
leaving the public schools of Rochester he attended the seminary 
at Tilton ; read law at the Harvard Law School, and with Hon. 
George C. Peavey of Strafibrd, and Hon. Charles W. Woodman 
of Dover; was admitted to the bar in 1867, and began practice 
at Rochester; removed to Brooklyn, E". Y., in 1871, where he has 
an extensive practice. He married Oct. 27, 1869, Emeline F. 
Whipple, daughter of Orrin and Emeline Whipple, a direct de- 
scendant of the celebrated Governor Winslow. 

In 1870 Mr. Tebbets was appointed Bank Commissioner of the 
State of New Hampshire, and was a member of the Republican 
State Committee for three years. He was Master of Humane 
Lodge, F. & A. M., at Rochester in 1871. For his military record 
see p. 231. 

George Edward Cochrane, son of Alfred E. and Clarinda 
(Parker) Cochrane, was born in New Boston March 80, 1846 ; 
after attending the New London Academy, he read law with 
Cross & Burnham at Manchester ; was admitted to the bar Septem- 
ber, 1876 ; practiced at Farmington from 1877 to 1882, since which 
he has been in successful practice at Rochester. He served on the 
school board in New Boston and in Farmington ; represented New 
Boston in the Legislatures of 1875 and 1876, and Farmington in 
1881, when he was his party's candidate for speaker; was a can- 
didate for State senator in 1882. He married Dec. 29, 1880, Ella 
L., daughter of William Hayes of Farmington. 

Charles Sumner Ela, son of Hon. J. H. and Abigail Ela, was 
born at Rochester May 2, 1858; obtained his education in the 


public schools of Rochester ; read law with "Worcester & Gafney; 
was admitted to the bar in 1875; practiced in Rochester till 1882; 
was judge of Rochester police court from 1876 till his death in 
Denver, Col., Oct. 21, 1883. He was a young man of much 
promise (p. 410). 

Fremont Goodwin, son of Josiali and Love C. Goodwin, was 
borji at Alton May 19, 1856; after a common school education 
he studied law with Col. Thomas Cogswell of Gilmanton ; was 
admitted to the bar March, 1883: practiced in Rochester till June, 
1887, and has since been in the lumber business. He married, 
Oct. 8, 1884, Bertie E. Trask of Milton. 

Samuel Demerritt Felker, son of William II. and Deborah A. 
(Demerritt) Felker, was born at Rochester April 16, 1859; grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College in 1882; read law with Hon. Joshua 
G. Hall of Dover; graduated from Boston University Law School, 
1887; admitted to bar same year in Xew Hampshire and in Mas- 
sachusetts; delegate from Rochester to the Constitutional Conven- 
tion of 1889. 

Edward Ford was the son of John and Johannah (Broderick) 
Ford; studied law with Fred S. Hutchins of Exeter; admitted to 
the bar at Concord March, 1886 ; practiced a few months in Roch- 
ester, also in Exeter, and is now engaged in law and insurance 
business in Chicago, 111. 

Elmer Joseph Smart, son of John and Amanda M. (Jackson) 
Smart, was born at Freedom Sept. 4, 1862; after graduating from 
the Newmarket High School, he studied law with Hon. Albert 
G. Ambrose of Augusta, Me., and with Worcester & Gafney; was 
admitted to the bar July, 1887; has since practiced successfully 
in Rochester; was two years on the school board at Freedom, 
and was chosen town clerk at Rochester in 1888; taught thirty- 
three terms of common and high schools with great success. He 
married, Aug. 28, 1885, Gertie M. Heath of Conway. 


Joseph Clark, Dartmouth, 1785 (p. 450). 
MosES L. jSTeal, Harvard, 1785 (p. 450). 
Thomas Bancroft, Harvard, 1788 (p. 450). 
Joseph Tilton, Harvard, 1797 (p. 451). 



Jacob Maine, Harvard, 1800 (p. 440). 

Franklin McDuffee, third son of Capt. Johu and Abigail 
(Torr) McDuffee, was born at Rochester Feb. 21, 1809. His early- 
years gave tokens of superior talents, and hopes of an eminent 
future. From the war stories of his great-nncle, Colonel McDuffee 
(p. 117), he early imbibed a spirit of military patriotism, and after 
studious preparation eagerly sought an appointment in the military 
academy at West Point. The first year he was the twenty-sixth 
in scholarship in a class of seventy, and forty-ninth in conduct in 
a list of two hundred and nine. The last year he stood eleventh 
in scholarship in a class of forty-nine, and thirty-second in conduct 
in a list of two hundred and eleven. He graduated in June, 1832, 
and was commissioned Lieutenant of Artillery. He was just about 
returning home after an absence of two years, when he volun- 
teered to join an expedition under General Scott to defend the 
Western frontier against the Indians. He reached Fort Chicago, 
where he died of cholera July 15, 1832. A friend wrote: — " I have 
never marked the development of such estimable qualities in one 
so young. His life, short as it was, was filled with noble actions, 
and his personal courage was above all suspicion. He combined 
in a high degree the excellences of the warrior with the amiable 
qualities of the most ardent lover of peace. Had he been per- 
mitted to live he would have been an ornament to his country, 
and have encircled his head with the laurels of fame." 

David Barker, Jr., Harvard, 1815 (p. 350). 

Jonathan P. Cushing, Dartmouth, 1817 (p. 347). 

Thomas C. Upham, Dartmouth, 1818 (p. 3'24). 

:N'athaniel G. Upham, Dartmouth, 1820 (p. 328). 

IToah Tebbets, Bowdoin, 1822 (p. 456). 

William G. Webster, Dartmouth, 1822 (p. 452). 

John P. Hale, Bowdoin, 1827 (p. 381). 

Charles W. Woodman, Dartmouth, 1829 (p. 333). 

George W. Dame, Hampden Sidney, 1829 (p. 437). 

Theodore C. Woodman, Dartmouth, 1835 (p. 334). 

Jarvis McDuffee was a poor boy who with some assistance 
managed to graduate at Yale College in 1836. He was appointed 
teacher of mathematics on United States frigate Brandy wine, and, 
after a three years' cruise, returned and settled in Exeter. 


John H. Twombly, Wesleyan, 1843 (p. 437). 

Theodore Tebbets, Harvard, 1851 (p. 354). 

George L. Hayes, Bowdoin, 1851 (p. 454). 

Elijah M. Hussey, Dartmouth, 1852 (p. 454). 

Franklin McDuffee, Dartmoutli, 1853 (p. 373). 

Kingman F. Page, Bowdoin, 1853 (p. 454). 

James B. Farrington, Bowdoin, 1854 (p. 446). 

S. E. Root, Hillsdale, about 1857 (p. 447). 

John Sidney Warren, Dartmouth, 1862 (p. 441). 

Henry Kimball, Bowdoin, 1863 (p. 455). 

Charles Edward Lane, son of Winthrop, graduated from Dart- 
mouth College in 1866, a short time before his father removed 
from Brentwood to Rochester. He was a teacher in Rochester 
and elsewhere for several years; was for some time superintendent 
of public schools in St. Louis, Mo.; is now general manager in 
that city for D. Appleton & Co. 

John Henry Wardwell, Dartmouth, 1870 (pp. 175, 232). 

George S. Wentworth, Wesleyan, 1871 (p. 438). 

Frank P. Virgin, Bowdoin, 1875 (p. 448). 

Herbert Young, Bates, 1876 (p. 449). 

Albert Wallace, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Greenfield) Wal- 
lace, was born at Rochester June 6, 1854; graduated from Dart- 
mouth College in 1877; is in business with his father at Rochester; 
married Rosalie K. Burr, who died Sept. 23, 1888, leaving an 
infant son, 

Sumner Wallace, brother of the preceding, was born at Roch- 
ester March 7, 1856; graduated with his brother, with whom he 
is in business; married Hattie L, Curtis of Farmington. 

Frank Eugene Whitney, Dartmouth, 1878 (p. 448). 

Walter Sidney Meader, son of Levi, graduated from Brown 
University in 1880; is principal and teacher of mathematics in 
Friends' School at Providence, R. L 

R. V. Sweet, Cornell, 1880 (p. 450). 

Samuel D. Felker, Dartmouth, 1882 (p. 457). 

Henry Wilson Felker, brother of the preceding, graduated at 
Dartmouth Colleo;e in 1883. 

Charles Sherman Felker, brother of the preceding, graduated 
at Dartmouth College in 1884. 


John F. Springfield, son of George W., graduated from Dart- 
mouth College in 1884, and from tlie Thayer School of Civil Engi- 
neering in 1886; is a civil engineer at Portsmouth; married Mary 
Emily Kimball (p. 452). 

Walter Stephen Scruton, son of Stephen, graduated from 
Dartmouth College in 1887; is principal of the high school at 
Hillsborough Bridge. 

Sydney E. Junkins, son of Edwin, graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1887; is principal of high school at jS'ewport; married 
Harriette, daughter of Dr. William Page. 

Forest Lincoln Keay, son of Frank, graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1888. 

William Wheeler Lougee, son of Dr. I. W. (p. 444), gradu- 
ated from Dartmouth College in 1888; is managing editor of the 
'•Rochester Courier." 

Fred Allen Walker, son of James, graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1888. 

John R. McDuffee, Chandler Scientific Department of Dart- 
mouth College, 1857 (p. 377). 

George Byron Lane, son of Winthrop, graduated from the 
Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College in 1867; 
was a teacher and superintendent of schools in St. Louis, Mo. ; 
is now State superintendent of schools in Nebraska. While in 
college served nine months in the Thirteenth New Hampshire 

John B. Hodgdon, son of George W., graduated from the 
Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College in 1885 ; is 
civil engineer at Big Stone Gap, Va. 

George Albert Sanborn, son of Nathan, graduated from the 
Agricultural College at Hanover in 1887. 

Nelson Edwin Baker Morrill, son of Jedidiah, is in class of '89 
at Dartmouth College. 

Herbert Davis, son of Rev. J. B., is in class of '90 at Bates 

Willis McDuffee (p. 374), is in class of '90 at Dartmouth College. 

George Sherman Mills, son of Rev. George A., is in class of '90 
at Dartmouth College. 


Edson J. Gould, son of William and Susan E. Gould, is in 
class of '91 at Harvard University ; studied several years at Tilton 
Seminary, and lias already preached considerable in the M. E. 

John Abbott, son of J. J. and Mary (Hall) Abbott, is in class 
of '91 at Dartmouth College. 

William Wright, son of Wylie, is in class of '91 at Dartmouth 

E. L. Pugsley, son of Frank, is in class of '91 at Bates College. 

Everett Pagsley, brother of preceding, is in class of '91 at Bow- 
doin Colleo-e. 

Wilbur L. Duntley, son of J. Leighton and Augusta (Kimball) 
Duntley, is in class of '92 at Dartmouth College. 

Alex D. Salinger, son of Isidor and Ida (Feineman) Salinger, is 
in class of '92 at Dartmouth College. 

Leon Elmonte Scruton, son of Stephen, is in class of '90 of the 
Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College. 

Ephraim H. White, son of Samuel, was born in Topsham, Vt., 
and came to Rochester about 1836. By alternating labor with 
study he fitted at Exeter, and entered AVilliams College in the 
Sophomore year of the class of 1848, and died there Kov. 20, 1846, 
aged twenty-six years. 

Josejyh H. Worcester was in class of '54, Brown (p. 454). 

Hiram Moore Sanborn was in class of '59, Dartmouth (p. 455). 

John Harrison Roberts, son of Love, was in class of '63 at Bow- 
doin (p. 228). 

John Greenfield was one year at Dartmouth College in class of 
'72 (p. 420). 

Herbert Clarence Sioasey, son of Joseph P., entered Dartmouth 
College in class of '79 and remained one year; is in the jewelry 
business in Boston, Mass. 

William Page Hastings, son of "William IN", and Mary (Page) 
Hastings, was about two years in the class of '87 at Dartmouth 
College; was a printer; died at Rochester July 22, 1888. 


Benn Abbott, son of J. J. and Mary (Hall) Abbott, was born 
March 5, 1867; entered Dartmouth College in class of '89; died 
at Rochester April 9, 1888. He was a young man of unusual 
promise whose death was much lamented. 

Charles Henry Evans, son of Solomon, was two years in class of 
'74 of the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College; 
resides in California. 

John Edgar McDuffee (p. 373) was two years in class of '83 of 
the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College. 

John Frank Sleeper, son of "Wesley, was two years in class of 
'88 of the Chandler Scientific Department of Dartmouth College ; 
is on a ranch in Colorado. 



" Freedom, hand in hand with Labor, 
Walketh strong and brave." 

Next to religion and education, the most important part of the 
history of any people is their industry. Nor can there be any 
true religion without diligence in business; nor can children be 
l">roperly educated without labor. Religion, education, and in- 
dustry form a trinity of light and power bringing character, 
happiness, and prosperity wherever they abide. The three must 
go together or they all perish. For without the other two, reli- 
gion becomes superstition, education is reduced to a cipher, and 
industry turns to drudgery. Together they bring to any people 
unceasing progress in all that exalts or blesses humanit}'. Having 
already presented the religious and educational history of Roch- 
ester we come to speak more particularly of its industries. 

As "the king himself is served by the field," agriculture lies 
at the foundation of all industries. So, like other New Hamp- 
shire towns, Rochester was at first almost entirely a farming 
community. And though this industry has lost its relative im- 
portance, it has by no means become obsolete. The number of 
acres of improved land is not far from twenty thousand. Com- 
bining the United States census with the tax list, and taking the 
larger number in each case, the farm products for the year 1850 
were as follows; — 328 horses, 2,098 neat cattle, 1,491 sheep, 586 
hogs, 123 bushels of wheat, 303 of barley, 757 of rye, 3,086 of 
oats, 13,789 of Indian corn, 661 of beans and pease, 31,652 of 
potatoes, 4,335 tons of hay, 2,700 pounds of hops, 49,591 of butter, 
21,860 of cheese, 4,359 of wool, and 385 of beeswax and honey. 
The State report for 1876 gives 421 bushels of wheat, 330 of 
barley, 55 of rye, 776 of oats, 7,959 of Indian corn, 533 of beans 
and pease, 44,371 of potatoes, 3,192 tons of hay, 13,581 pounds 


of butter, and 161,092 quarts of milk. In 1881 are reported 646 
horses, 1,423 neat cattle, and 522 sheep. In 1888 there were 
1,400 pounds of wool, and 171,550 quarts of milk. These figures 
evidently suggest the gradual decay of the farming interest. The 
bleak hill-sides and stony soil of New England cannot successfully 
compete with the fertile prairies of the West. The increasing 
number of horses and the diminishing quantity of butter, point 
to village growth demanding more teams and a larger supply of 

Other industries sprang up as the growing necessities of the 
people required. At fi.rst they supplied their own wants with 
many things now produced only by special trades. Thus farmers 
often did their own carpenter work, and had sets of cooper's or 
shoemaker's tools, and not unfrequently tan-yards of their own, be- 
sides making nearly all their own clothing. (Chap, VIII.) Almost 
every kind of industry has been here represented at some time 
and it is now impossible to even approximate a complete record 
of the persons by whom, and the places where, the various 
business of Rochester has been carried on. Only a desultory 
sketch can be presented. It would be difficult to trace the historj- 
of any kind of business through all its changes from its beginning 
to the present time. With brief allusions to the past, and an 
outline sketch, or condensed summary of the present, the aim of 
this chapter will be to give some impression, though necessarily 
inadequate, of the gradual evolution of the business of Rochester. 

A previous chapter has already presented a statement of the 
business soon after the Revolution. Some idea of the business 
twenty years later can be gathered from the tax-list of 1806. The 
whole amount of "Stock in Trade" for that year was: — ISTathan- 
iel Uphani, $1,500; Joseph Hanson, and Jonas C. March, |1,300 
each; David Barker, and Jabez Dame, $500 each; Andrew Pierce, 
and Haines & Ela, $300 each; Edward S. Moulton, $200; and 
Joseph Sherburne, $50; making in all, $5,950. Six tanneries were 
taxed, the three highest of which were Moses Hale's at $650, 
Simon Torr's at $200, and Anthony Whitehousc's at $50. :Nrorway 
Plains upper saw-mill was taxed for $2,400; and McDutfee & 
Dame's fulling mill. Haven & Smith's grist mill, and Downing & 
Tebbets's grist mill, $200 each. Capt. John Odiorne was taxed 
as a saddler,, and William Pigeon as a tobacconist. 


This amount of business seems very small and the figures insig- 
nificant in presence of the immense sums now invested in trade 
and manufactures. But they were not small in those days. iN'or 
were these men less enterprising than the traders and manufac- 
turers of to-day. They were the shrewd, energetic, successful men 
of their time. 

Coming down to 1820, we have a sketch of the west side of the 
street, written by Jeremiah Hall Woodman (p. 334), a short time 
before his death in 1888, from which we take the following items: 
On the corner of Main street and the Parade, was a store con- 
nected with the house, both two stories in height, belonging to 
William Ilurd. Next on the north was the blacksmith's shop 
and dwelling of Samuel Demeritt, then the two-story house of 
Hatevil Knight. Not far from Mr. Knight's was the two-story 
tailor shop and house of John Roberts. A large vacant lot, on 
which the academy was afterwards built, was between this and 
the one-story house of Simon Ross, in close proximity to which 
was the residence of John Smith, the blacksmith. This was 
the home of Professor Upham during his pastorate here (p. 240). 
Next came the two-stor}^ brick cabinet-shop of Charles Dennett, 
with a yard between it and his house, which was also two stories 
in height and painted white, as were nearly all Rochester houses 
at that period. On the next lot was a one-story, unpainted 
house occupied by Paul Harford and his two daughters, Abigail 
and Charlotte (p. 129). Next stood the village schoolhouse, a 
long, low, one-story, unpainted building, with a small belfry, and 
bell of corresponding size, on the middle (p. 165). A vacant 
lot, soon after built upon by Joseph Warren, led to J. H. Wood- 
man's, now the Mansion House (p. 838). A broad passage-way 
was between this and the law office, which was a two-roomed, 
one-stor}' building fronting the street. Next was a building of 
which the lower story was Mr. Buzzell's store, and the upper his 
dwelling. James C. Cole's brick store was next, in the lower 
part of which he manufactured clocks, repaired watches, and sold 
jewelry. Passing down the lane to the "old Reed Tavern," was 
the house of Mr. Cole, and farther down the lane on the other 
side the dwelling of John Richards, afterwards the home of Hon. 
J. H. Ela. Returning to Main street and passing the stores of 
Nathaniel Upham and Jonas C. March, at the corner of the tavern 


yard stood the store of Messrs. Home & Cross. The next building 
was a small storehouse of Moses Hale, from which one lane on 
the south led to his tanyard, and another by his barn to his house, 
between which and the street was his a-arden. Close to his house 
was the road leading down to the grist-mill and woolen factory 
of the Barkers, at the lower falls. At the middle falls was a small 
foundry owned by Home & Cross; also a saw-mill. At the upper 
falls Caleb Dame had a falling mill, and above the bridge was 
another saw-mill. Opposite the lane leading to the Wakefield 
road was a two-story, unpainted house owned, but not occupied, 
by Caleb Dame; also the blacksmith shop of James Tebbetts. 
The traders on the opposite side of the street were Hanson, Green- 
field, Chase, and Chapman, all near Central Squai-e, and Tristram 
Heard with his son, I^at, at the lower end of the street. Jonathan 
H. Torr went into trade the same year (p. 428). On this side also 
was the "Barker Tavern," and the residence of the Barker family. 
The ancient one-story "Moses Hurd house," still standing at the 
lower end of the street, was the residence of "Lawyer Clark." 
Passing over thirty years, or one generation, we come to the 
year 1850. The tax list gives $49,600 " Stock in Trade," and 
126,070 for " Mills and Machinery." In general trade there still 
remained Hanson, Chase, Torr, and Greenfield who sold the same 
year to Benjamin Jones & Co. James C. Cole was still in the 
jewelry business. There had been added the stores of Watson 
Hayes, Nathaniel Davis, the company of Stephen M. & Eben J. 
Mathes, and the Barkers who sold the same year to John Folsom. 
In the shoe trade were Levi W. Allen, and Joseph Yarney & 
Co. ; Alfred D. Kelley and Meader & Glidden were in the tin 
business. Onion & Richards, also Edmund Frye and George W. 
Hall had tanneries near where Wallace's now is. Thomas C. Davis 
was taxed as a tailor, and Thomas Brown as a harness maker. 
There were two blacksmiths and two shoemakers. Day & Stevens 
had a small marble shop; James M. Fessenden manufactured 
files; and Isaac Libbey made hair-covered trunks, studded with 
brass nails, in a little shop towards Great Falls. Under the head 
of " Mills and Machinery," the Barkers were taxed for S2,600, 
Simon & Enoch W. Chase for $1,700, N. D. Wetraore for $3,000, 
and the Norway Plains Co. for $12,000, with $15,000 " Stock in 


At Goiiic, "W. H. Y. Burnham had a store, James H. Place 
was blacksmith, Bean, Canney & Co. had a small factory where 
they did custom carding, weaving, and fulling. N. V, Whiteliouse 
& Co. were taxed for $5,000 on " Mills and Machinery," and 
$4,000 on "Stock in Trade." 

The business at East Rochester was little besides the chair shop 
of Stephen Shorey and the store from which he supplied his 
workmen with dry 2:oods and ^oceries. 

From about this time may be reckoned the exit of the old 
" country store," where every conceivable commodity was ready 
to supply family or individual needs. Very early on the ground, 
it is now impossible to trace its rise and progress to the numerous 
successors in every variety of trade which now imperfectly supply 
its place. The first store is said to have been kept by Capt. Samuel 
Storer (p. 131) from Portsmouth, who also made potash where 
Hale's tan-yard was. Capt. Moses Roberts, son of the first settler 
(p. 43) and grandfather of Dr. M. R. Warren (p. 441), had one of 
the earliest stores, where the " Factory Store " now is. Stephen 
"Wentworth had a store in a shed connected with the " Wolfe 
Tavern " on Haven hill. Joseph Hanson traded in his house 
which stood near where the Xorway Plains Savings Bank now is. 
His first stock was tea, tobacco, a few small articles like pins and 
needles, and a barrel of rum, of which he sold enough to his first 
customer to buy another barrel. In 1810 he built the first brick 
store in the county (p. 394). Upham and March built their rival 
stores at the beginning of the century, and about this time Andrew 
Pierce had the largest assortment of dry goods in town, in a store 
on the site of John P. Trickey's present residence. The second 
brick store was built by Simon Chase in 1825, and afterwards 
occupied by his son, C. K. Chase (p. 429). The third brick store, 
now occupied by the " Rochester Loan and Banking Company," 
was built in 1835 by Watson Hayes, who came from Barnstead 
the year before and continued in business here for thirty-five 

The present generation knows almost nothing of the " country 
store" in its pristine perfection. The institution has ceased to 
exist. Even the general store of the small countr}^ town to-day 
bears small resemblance to that of fifty and seventy -five years ago. 
To elderly persons the words " country store " suggest a low, narrow 


room, with cob-webbed windows, whose 6X8 panes are dark with 
many layers of dust, — floors blackened with years of the indus- 
trious painting of tobacco chewers lounging on boxes, barrels, 
tubs, broken chairs, and wooden benches notched and carved by 
the universal Yankee jack-knife, — imbibing inspiration and com- 
fort out of yellow tumblers supplied from black bottles and brown 
jugs, — the air sometimes thick with smoke, but generally thicker 
with profanity, stories of no doubtful propriety, angry political 
debates, spicy gossip, etc. These stores have really no legitimate 
successors. To speak of them as containing even the germ of the 
large and elegant establishments of the present, demands more 
credulity than Darwin's " Descent of Man." Look, for instance, 
at the dry goods store built by the Salingers in 1886, — a sales- 
room 155X45 feet, steam-heated, gas-lighted, furnished with all 
the modern contrivances for transmitting bundles and cash to all 
parts of the room, — with ladies' parlor, and offices elegantly fitted 
up with all desirable and luxurious conveniences, — a wholesale 
department with traveling salesman, — a mail-order department 
with special clerk, — and a cemented cellar under the whole, with 
a special vault for storing furs through the summer. " The mis- 
sing link " would certainly be hard to find. 

Groceries in the old stores meant cod-fish, molasses, raisins, 
sugar, and 'New England rum. As habits of living changed, and 
the wants of the public increased, these supplies increased in 
quantity and variety till separate grocery stores were established, 
some now selling |50,000 or $60,000 worth of goods annually, — 
an extent of business that would have greatly startled even the 
wealthiest and most successful of the old-time merchants. 

.One enterprise is worthy of notice as illustrating the intensity 
of political feeling a generation since. In February, 1859, a stock 
company was formed with Major John Walker as president, who 
built the " Union Democratic Store," now occupied by Frank E. 
Wallace. The preamble to their articles of agreement began with 
these words: — "Whereas the Eepublican party has adopted a 
narrow and restrictive policy," etc. William Rand was their agent, 
and Charles W. Brown clerk for two years; then Brown was 
agent, and Nathaniel Burnham clerk. After two years more, 
Burnham and Brown bought the stock, and the company disbanded. 


The " New England Protective Union " Store, No. 186, was estab- 
lished about 1850, in the front end of " brick row," but moved 
in a short time to a building nearly opposite the end of Union 
street, where is now the junction of Market and Bridge streets. 
.David Legro was agent, soon followed by Levi W. Allen. William 
C. Fernald, — who with his ever-pleasant smile, kind words, oblig- 
ing disposition, and strict integrity, won the title of "Neighbor 
Fernald," — took charge in 1864, and retired upon the closing of 
the store May 26, 1876. 

The " Sovereigns of Industry " opened a store in the fall of 1875 
on Charles street opposite Liberty street. They moved to Rail- 
road Avenue, and thence to Odd Fellows' Block, and sold to J. G. 
Morrill & Co. January 1, 1885. 

The " Grange " built and opened the store where Nowell & Me- 
serve now are in 1876. They employed George D. Nowell as 
agent, and carried on a large business for ten years. 

The lirst meat market in Rochester was opened in 1849, in the 
basement of Dodge's old building, by Daniel McDufFee & Emu- 
lus Gowen. They sold out to J. S. Gilman, who has been prom- 
inent in the business ever since. The first restaurant was started 
by Newell J. Bickford, in the spring of 1849, where Wolf's store 
now is. In the following summer he also started the first bakery. 
He sold out the next year, and is now confectioner at Great Falls. 
The manufacture of candy was begun in 1877 by C. A. Davis 
in Wentworth Block. 

In 1807 Edward S. Moulton began clock-making in a small 
wooden building, where is now the corner of Main and Arrow 
streets (p. 133). Afterwards Thomas Bryant, brother-in-law of 
Capt. Joseph Dame, followed the same business in a one-story 
house, which having been remodeled became the residence of the 
late Moses W. Willey, on Elm street. Still later, James Cross, 
sou of Richard, carried on the same business in his father's house 
below the common. In 1812 James C. Cole, having served his ap- 
prenticeship with Mr. Moulton, established the same business, and 
added that of watch-maker and jeweler. In place of the wooden 
shop, he erected the brick building now occupied by Miss Warren, in 
the upper story of which the Free Masons practised their mysteries. 


He was an iieergetic workman, thorough and conscientious. The 
silverware stamped with his name was in demand through all the 
surrounding country, as certain to be what he sold it for. He 
married Betsey, the daughter of John ISTutter, and had two sons 
and three daughters. Skubael went into the same business at 
Great Falls; Elizabeth married C. P. Weeks, and died in 1852; 
Sarah Jane was an accomplished teacher, and died January 14, 
1889 ; the other two died young. Mr. Cole was a very prominent 
member of the Methodist Church (p. 264), one of the first trustees 
of the Norway Plains Savings Bank, ten years secretary of the 
Masonic lodge, thirteen years town clerk, and two years in the 

The first drug-store was one side of the old Hanson store 
(p. 394), where Humphrey Hanson kept an assortment of roots and 
herbs with a few drugs. As the business increased he moved into 
the adjoining store, which he occupied till his death in 1824. 
Joseph Hanson, Jr., then took the business till he also died after 
a few years. It was then sold to Dr. Joseph Smith, who employed 
Dominicus Hanson as clerk, whose father bought him the business. 
After two years, feeling the need of more education, Dominicus 
sold the medicines to the doctors, and let the store to Weeks the 
hatter. While he was away at school, the store burned down. 
After graduating from Hopkinton Academy, he returned and re- 
built in 1837. His new store had the finest front and the largest 
panes of glass of any in the county, and was packed from cellar 
to roof with almost everything nameable in the drug line (p. 396). 
This was all burned in December, 1880. Mr. Hanson rebuilt 
immediately, and in June, 1884, leased the store to R. Dewitt 
Burnham, the present occupant. 

The change from the old methods of tailoring began early in 
the present century. John Eoberts, Jr., came to Rochester in 
1812, and opened a tailor's shop at the lower end of the street, 
near the present railroad crossing. His business was large, ex- 
tending to all the neighboring towns. He soon added that of 
merchant tailor, and after a few years removed to where J. J. 
Meader now is. He took into partnership his former apprentice, 
Thomas C. Davis, who carried on the business for many years 


witli James Piric for assistant and afterwards partner. Perhaps 
the change in this business, since the century came in, is not so 
great as in some others, yet Roberts would certainly have been 
surprised to step into the large clothing stores of to-day, the oldest 
of which is that of the Feinemans, who began business here 
nearly forty years ago. They deal in both custom and ready-made 
goods, making a specialty of the former, and having the largest 
custom business in this vicinity. 

Blacksmithing must have been nearly coeval with farming, but 
like other trades its beginning is obscure. One of the early black- 
smiths of the last century was Jacob Hanson, who lived where 
his grandson Samuel now resides. From about 1780 to 1800 
Josiah Wentworth had a blacksmith's shop where is now Dodge's 
building on Central Square, and lived in a small house opposite. 
Silas Wentworth came from Rockport, Mass., in 1834, and built 
a small shop where the townhouse now stands. The next year 
he bought the old schoolhouse (p. 165), aad moved it to the same 
spot for a blacksmith's shop. It was afterwards moved to Went- 
worth street, where it is still occupied by his son. 

Before 1812 Eliphalet Home had a nail shop in part of his 
mill. He bought old Spanish hoops from hogsheads and casks, 
cut the nails and headed them by hand. About 1850 James M. 
Fessenden began the manufacture of files near where the " upper 
mill " stands, and continued the business for about ten years. The 
first tin-worker here was Alfred D. Kellev in 1849, follow^ed the 
next year by Meader & Glidden. 

In 1877 C. E. Clark started a machine shop. In 1888 he built 
a foundry and established the "Rochester Foundry and Machine 
Company." They have a large general business, while making a 
specialty of Mr. Clark's inventions. A foundry for brass and iron 
was started in 1879 by Harrison Soule. Nine years later he built 
a much larger shop, where he makes several hundred Hussey 
plows every year, and does repairing for factories in all the 
region. J. W. Berry and W. X, jMorrison are connected with 
this foundry as machinists. In 1883 J. H. Duntley opened a shop 
for "jobbing and edge-tools." 

T. H. Edgerly started a carriage shop in 1865, where he makes 
the higher grades of light carriages, and has established a wide 


reputation for first-class work. In 1883 Edwin Welch began the 
manufacture of heavy carriages. 

Gold, silver, and nickel electro-plating is carried on by E. H. 
Corson. He also makes a specialty of bicycles ; is the author of 
the "Star Rider's Manual of Bicycling;" publishes the "Star 
Advocate," a bicycle monthly with a circulation of one thousand, 
and has made several inventions, especially the " Corson Star 
saddle," which is coming into general use among " cyclists." 

In 1889 a very important new industry was introduced into 
Rochester by the Kiesel Fire-Brick Company. They own ledges 
of mica silex on Blue Job, which will furnish an unlimited supply 
of suitable material. The rock is first crushed and pulverized, 
and after molding each brick is subjected to a pressure of two 
hundred tons before burning. The product is claimed to be the 
best brick in the world, able to resist the most powerful acids 
and alkalies, as well as the most intense heat. They manufacture 
all sizes and shapes of bricks, blocks and slabs, crucibles, cupels, 
muffles, stove-linings, etc. The general manager is G. M. Brown, 
with H. C. Ingraham as superintendent of the works. "When 
running in full, some two hundred workmen will be employed. 

The gradual development of lights for public and domestic use, 
from the torch of " fat pine " and the tallow candle, through 
whale oil, "lard oil," camphene, "burning fluid," gas, gasoline, 
" rosin oil," and kerosene, to the electric light of the present, is 
one of the best illustrations of progress in modern civilization. 
After considerable agitation of the subject, an Exeter company 
in 1885 put in six street lights, and about three times as many 
store lights on the Ball electric system. By January, 1887, the 
street lights had increased to thirty-one. This company sold to 
the Thomson-Houston company, who put in a new plant for 
incandescent lights in the fall of 1886, and extended the lines to 
Gonic and East Rochester, now running seventy-five street lights, 
besides lighting nearly all places of business. 

As already suggested, tanneries, on a small scale, were very 
numerous in the early days. Seven years were then deemed 


necessary to produce good leather, and the farmers largely did 
their own tanning. Kow the best leather is produced in a few 
days, by the power of steam, and no farmer can furnish hides- 
enough to pay for the equipment necessary to tan them. !N"a 
accurate list can now be given of the shoemakers of this period 
who went from house to house to ply their trade (p. 137), nor 
of their immediate successors, who labored in more permanent 
shops. No kind of business has had more changes than this^ 
passing through the time of " poor old Hannah binding shoes," 
when half-made shoes were distributed from family to family for 
" stitching and binding," to the immense establishments of to-day 
where every process from cutting to pegging is rushed through 
by machinery with almost incredible rapidity. The beginning of 
what may be called shoe manufacturing in Rochester was early 
in the year 1843, when Richard Hayes of Natick, Mass., started 
a small factory here, continuing the business about five years, 
Abram A. Perley was in a store opposite the bank, about 1848-50,. 
wdiere he cut shoes and had them made up by such as would 
take them. He was followed by Joseph Varney & Co., and after- 
wards by Levi W. Allen. James Bodge cut and manufactured 
shoes in Dodge's building about 1853, and Was followed by J. D. 
& D. J. Evans. Micajah Wentworth began the manufacture of 
" brogans " in a small shop above the Bridge, in 1854. The next 
year he went into company with David Hayes, in a shop at the 
corner of Wakefield and Summer streets. In 1857 he was in 
company with W. B. K. Hodgdon in what is now Worcester & 
Greenfield's store. After one year they built a large double shop 
near where the railroad station now is. In the fall of 1859 they 
each built separate shops near by, and in 1860 let the large shop, 
one half to N. T. & J. B. Kimball, and the other half to Hutchins 
& Coburn. The same year S. J. & R. B. Wentworth had a shoe 
factory at the end of Wentworth street. In 1858, before hiring 
of Hodgdon & Wentworth, N. T. Kimball & Son from Farmingtou 
had started a shoe factory in Hall's old tannery, which had been 
unoccupied for seven years. Charles Johnson continued the business 
there for some years after. In 1869 sundry citizens built a shop 
on Elm street, which they let to J. L. Duntley, who carried on 
an extensive shoe business for thirteen years. A company of 
citizens built a shop back of Wakefield-street schoolhouse, which 



they leased to F. W". Breed of Lynn, Mass., for five years from 
January, 1885, with the privilege of then renewing the lease for 
another five years. 

One of the most important industries of Rochester is the exten- 
sive leather and shoe business of the Wallaces. Ebenezer G. and 
Edwin Wallace are twin sons of Rev. Linzey and Abigail (Gowell) 
Wallace of Berwick, Me., where they were born January 5, 1823. 
At the age of seventeen Ebenezer was apprenticed to Oliver Hill 
of Berwick to learn the trade of a tanner and currier, while his 
brother remained on the farm. His pay was forty dollars a year 
and his board. But by working extra hours and holidays, he 
managed to save over a hundred dollars during his apprenticeship. 
The two bi"others then went to Exeter Academy, taking the full 
course in preparation for college. While here, they met expenses 
by tanning calf-skins during the hours that could be spared from 
school duties. Nevertheless, by diligence in study, they found 
themselves promoted to the first division, when it became neces- 
sary to divide the class to which they belonged. After leaving 
Exeter, Edwin returned home and worked on the farm summers, 
teaching school in the winter. Ebenezer went to Rochester, and 
worked at his trade in the tannery of Home & Hall, and also at 
Furber's in Farmington. Seized with the gold fever, he sold his 
stock to his brother, and joined the " Bay State Company," who 
went to California in the spring of 1849. He returned after 
three years of fair success in the mines. In May, 1853, he married 
Sarah E. Greenfield (p. 420), and after a year in Concord, returned 
to Rochester. They have two sons, both graduates of Dartmouth 
(p. 459), and three daughters, graduates of Lasell Seminary, Au- 
burndale, Mass. Ebenezer G. Wallace served two years as repre- 
sentative to the Legislature, and was a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention of 1876. 

During the absence of E. G. Wallace in California, his brother 
Edwin had been encrao-ed in the leather business at Rochester, 
with varying success. One incident indicates his characteristic 
energy and integrity. Having become financially embarrassed on 
account of the failure of parties wdio owed him considerable sums, 
his principal creditors voluntarily ottered to settle with him for 
fifty cents on a dollar. But he firmly refused, saying that every 
man should be paid in full, and so managed that every demand 





was met, without a single note going to protest. Mr. Wallace 
was a member of the House of Representatives in 1870, and of 
the state Senate the following year. He married, first, Susan R, 
daughter of William Whitehouse of Rochester, who died leaving 
one daughter, the late wife of H. D. Jacobs of Brooklyn, jST. Y. 
About 1859 he married Mary E., daughter of Seneca Landers of 
Woodstock, Me., where she was born January 13, 1836. She 
died November 10, 1889, leaving one son and two daughters. 
She was one of the " best known and most universally beloved " 
of Rochester people. A member of the Congregational church, 
her life, characterized by " Christian womanliness," was one which 
was well " worth living." The funeral text, " She hath done what 
she could," was specially appropriate to her life in all its public 
and private relations. 

In 1858 the firm of E. G. & E. Wallace was formed. One 
took charge of the tannery, and the other of the curry-shop, em- 
ploying six or eight hands. After a few years they bought out 
the concern which had been owned by Onion & Richards, and 
gradually enlarged the business. At the beginning of the war 
they were largely tanning calf-skins, and the market suddenly 
failed them. They concluded to work up the stock themselves, 
and thus began boot making. Soon after they also began the 
shoe business on a small scale, employing Lafayette Wiggin to 
superintend the work. He was a man of skill and experience, 
trusted by the firm and popular with the help, and was kept at 
his post as a tried and successful manager for nearly thirty years. 
In June, 1883, he retired from business on account of failing 
health. From small beginnings the business of the Wallaces has 
become the largest of the kind in the State. Their tannery works 
occupy five acres of ground, and their boot and shoe business is 
in two brick factories, one of three stories, 36X179 feet in dimen- 
sions, with a wing 36X65 feet; the other of four stories, 50X120 
feet in size. These are supplied with the best modern machinery 
operated by a steam engine of one hundred and twenty horse 
power. About four thousand pairs of shoes are turned out daily, 
and their goods have a high reputation for quality, style, dura- 
bility, and cheapness. Besides their Rochester business, they have 
large interests in other corporations in various parts of the country. 
Thoroughly identified with the best interests of the town, to their 


enterprise and energy Rochester owes much of its present growth 
and prosperity. 

The physical features of the town evidently marked it out as 
" foreordained " to manufacturing. The extensive water-power of 
the Cocheco and the Salmon Falls rivers would certainly be utilized. 
Saw-mills and grist mills were, as everywhere, an early necessity. 
As no one man in those times was able to build such mills, the 
farmers of a neighborhood would join together and build one on 
shares, each share entitling the owner to the use of the mill for 
one day. Such a twenty-four share saw-mill was built very early 
where the "Upper Mill" stands. David Barker bought this mill 
which he afterwards sold to the " Mechanics Manufacturing Com- 
pan3^" It remained standing till the brick mill was built about 
1862. A grist mill was established lower down on the opposite 
side of the river, which after many years became dilapidated by 
neglect and was finally swept away by a freshet. Benjamin Barker 
built a saw and grist-mill on the same side of the river below the 
present property of the "l^orway Plains Company." Hanscam 
& McDuifee bought and remodeled these mills, and carried on the 
business, with a grain store in McDuifee Block a part of the time, 
from 1876 till 1887, when Fremont Goodwin began the manufac- 
ture of paper boxes, and a year later established the firm of 
Goodwin, Trask & Company. The saw and grist mills are still 
retained, but their principal business is the manufacture of both 
paper and wooden boxes, house frames, and fittings. Using an- 
nually one hundred tons of straw-board, and forty tons of paper, 
and more than six hundred thousand feet of lumber, they supply 
not only the manufacturers of this town, but largely those of 
Dover and Great Falls, also of Springvale and Saccarappa, Me. 
In May, 1887, George E. Varney built a steam grist mill on Me- 
chanics' Square, and has built up an extensive grain trade. A sash 
and blind factory with a large business was established in 1876, 
near the Union Railway Station, by J. H. Meserve. 

About 1788 Jabez Dame and Col. John McDuffee established 
a fulling mill on the present site of the "iJ^orway Plains Upper 
Mill." Afterwards Caleb Dame carried on business here for a 
time and then sold to David Barker, Jr. The real beginning of 
the modern type of woolen manufacture in Rochester was the 
introduction of a carding machine by Eliphalet Home in 1811. 










His shop, owned by David Barker, was near w^here the " Middle 
Mill" now stands, and people came from far and near to see the 
wonderful process of making rolls by machinery. This building 
was burned the following year, and Mr. Barker erected a two- 
story mill on the same spot, where in addition to carding, he 
introduced the manufacture of cotton yarn. Barker & Chapman 
carried on business here for many years, and about 1833 began 
the manufacture of blankets. 

In 1834 the "Mechanics Compan}"" was incorporated, consist- 
ing of Algernon S. Howard, Eichard Kimball, Joseph Anthony, 
and their associates, all of Great Falls. They built the "Lower 
Mill," where they made blankets for six or seven years, when 
they failed, having sunk their whole capital, and paid no debts. 

In 1837 the "Rochester Company" was organized, but never 
did any business. 

In 1842 George Gledghill took the "Upper Mill" at Rochester 
Village and advertised that he had twenty years' experience, and 
would take \vool on shares or by the yard, to manufacture into 
^'blanketing, flannels, fulled cloth, cassimere, satinet, gray-mixed, 
indigo blue, or any other color, — country produce taken for work, 
— agents at a distance to forward wool or cloth." 

After the failure of the Mechanics Company, the " Gonic Com- 
pany " was formed, but met with poor success, and in 1846 N. D. 
Wetmore and J. D. Sturtevant bought a controlling interest in 
the propert3^ The first year they cleared $20,000, and then sep- 
arated, Wetmore selling out his share. 

John D. Sturtevant, of German descent, was the fifth of the 
eight children of Perez and Dorothy (Kimball) Sturtevant, and 
was born at Center Harbor July 4, 1816. At the age of sixteen 
he was apprenticed to a cloth dresser at Peacham, Vt. By at- 
tending school winters he obtained a good common school edu- 
cation by the time his apprenticeship was ended. For the next 
ten years he was engaged in woolen manufacture in various places 
from Vermont to Virginia. In 1840 he was appointed superin- 
tendent of the Whitney Blanket Mills at Lowell, Mass. In 1842 
he bought one of the mills and carried on the business for about 
four years, w^hen he came to Rochester. By honesty, industry, 
and prompt business habits he acquired a large fortune. He mar- 
ried October 16, 1841, Adeline, daughter of Joshua and Dorcas 


(Jones) Bradley, and died at Boston, Mass., July 5, 1889. They 
had three children: — Edwin A., who died at the age of twenty; 
Frances A., wife of Amasa Clarke of Boston, and Ellen B., wife 
of Edward Steese of the same place. 

The "Norway Plains Company," in which Mr. Sturtevant was 
the leading spirit, was chartered in 1846. They had a paid-up 
capital of $60,000, and eight sets of machinery in a group of 
wooden buildings, running upon blankets. Exposed at that early 
period to little competition, they were steadily successful. At the 
World's Fair in New York in 1853, their blankets took the pre- 
mium over all competitors. They gradually rebuilt and enlarged 
their plant till, after the lapse of twenty years from the first start, 
all the old wooden buildings, except the store-house, had been 
replaced by brick ones ; a new mill had been erected upon the 
upper dam ; the machinery had been increased from eight to thirty 
sets, and the paid-up capital from $60,000 to $250,000. The stim- 
ulus imparted to the blanket manufacture by the peremptory 
wants of the Government during the civil war, gave rise to a very 
severe competition. From 1883 to the present time the business 
has afforded a very inadequate return upon invested capital. 


The growing activity of trade and manufactures soon demanded 
banking facilities of its own for the thriving village of Norway 
Planis "(p. 369). 

* Rochester Bank was incorporated by an act of Legislature 
approved July 5, 1834, and the first meeting of the stockholders 
was held the 16th of August following, when by-laws were adopted, 
and James Farrington, Nehemiah Eastman, Charles Dennett, 
Moses Hale, John Greenfield, Simon Chase, and John A. Burleigh 
were elected directors. September 29th John McDuffee, Jr., was 
chosen cashier and held the office till the closing of the bank, 
twenty years later. It was voted that the bank business hours 
be from 9 to 12 a. m., and from 2 to 5 p. m., but in no case to 
be after sunset. March 2, 1835, James Farrington was chosen 
president, and the bank began business May 1, with $100,000 
capital, and ninety stockholders, of whom John McDuffee and 

* The following sketch of the Rochester Banks was mainly furnished by Henry M. Plumer, 













Dominicus Hanson are the only survivors. February 20, 1850, it 
was voted to increase the capital stock to $120,000. On the expi- 
ration of the charter at the end of twenty years, it was voted to 
close the bank and sell its real estate to the new bank then being 
■organized. The last board of directors consisted of Simon Chase, 
James Farrington, John Greeniield, Charles Dennett, James C. 
Cole, Dominicus Hanson, and Jeremy Wingate. The presidents 
from the beginning were James Farrington four years, John 
Greeniield three years, and Simon Chase the last thirteen years. 

The new Rochester Bank was incorporated by an act approved 
June 30, 1853, and began business April 1, 1854, with a capital of 
$80,000. The directors were John McDuifee, Jr., Charles Dennett, 
James C. Cole, Dominicus Hanson, Stephen M. Mathes, Enoch 
Whitehouse, and Watson Hayes. John McDuftee, Jr., was chosen 
president, and Franklin McDuifee, cashier; both of whom retained 
their offices through the existence of the bank. 

It is interesting to listen to incidents in the history of the bank, 
and the early methods of business as now related by the vener- 
able president whose life has been identified with the banking 
interests of this town for about sixty years, — a case almost without 
parallel in the whole countr}'. The deposits for the first twenty 
years averaged less than $5,000, while the town now carries a 
business deposit in the banks of this village of about $125,000. 
At that time about one draft a week was drawn, it being all 
written out with the greatest formality and painstaking. 

The first visit of the bank commissioner, then newly appointed, 
will illustrate the ditference between the past and the present 
methods of business. It was in the spring when the traveling 
was very bad, not more than two or three sleighs passing through 
the day. Mr. McDufiee was somewhat ill, and concluded he would 
close the bank at noon for the day. Just as he was leaving, a 
man met him, saying he was the Bank Commissioner, had come 
from Exeter to examine the bank, that it wouldn't take long, 
that he didn't know anything about banks and didn't expect to ; 
that he had taken the office only for the pay he could get, and 
the better he was paid the sooner he would get through. So 
they went back to the bank, and Mr. McDuifee showed him his last 
statement. The man read it over, saying, " Real estate — where 
is that?" "This building," was the answer. "Specie — where is 


that?" "In those bao;s," "Notes — where are they?" "In that 
drawer." The statement was then copied and sworn to, and the 
examination was over. He then asked about the bank at Wolfe- 
borough, wdiich was known to be in a precarious condition, and 
wanted to know if they had money so as to pay him, for the 
travehng was bad, and he didn't want to go up there, unless he 
was likely to be paid for it. 

This being the only bank between Dover and Canada received 
a large share of business from drovers passing through this sec- 
tion of the State. Counterfeiters were plenty, as their trade w^as 
made easy by each bank having a dilFerent plate for its bills. 
They, as well as forgers w^ho were not so rare customers as bank 
officers might wish, could easily escape, as the present facilities 
for detection and capture did not then exist. 

One day a man brought several notes for discount, representing 
himself to be one Nutter w^ho was reputed to be a man of pro- 
perty. Mr. McDuftee asked him to return in an hour, as he must 
first consult the directors. While they were considering the mat- 
ter, he happened to observe that the notes, though dated one or 
two years apart, were all cut from the same piece of paper. Just 
as he made the discovery, the man came in. Placing the notes 
together showing that they had been written on the same half 
sheet of paper, he asked him to explain. The man seemed only 
amused, saying that he had used the same kind of paper for years, 
and it must have happened by a wonderful coincidence. It oc- 
curred to Mr. McDuilee that ISTutter would be known at Dodge's 
hotel. Asking the man to stop wdth the directors, he went over 
to Dodge's. Just as he was stepping into the hotel, he looked 
back and saw that the man had sauntered out of the bank, and 
w^as standing on the steps. Not finding Mr. Dodge he came out 
at once, and then saw the man jump over the fence and run. 
John Greenfield started in pursuit with his little dog, but taking 
to the nearest woods the man escaped. Mr. McDutfee watched 
for him with a sheriff, near Hayes's crossing, half the night, but 
without success. It afterwards appeared that the man, whose 
name was Canney, went over into Maine, where he was soon 
after sent to the state prison for life for robbery and murder. 

Another time a man from Brownfield, Me., claiming to be a 
drover, came in wanting to borrow $2,500 at once. He said that 


Mr. Towle, who was known to be wealthy, was an uncle of his 
and would sign the note. He was informed that he could have 
the money if he would get the name of Amasa Copp of Wake- 
field, or Levi Jones of Milton. A little before bank hours next 
morning, Mr. McDuftee saw him coming up the street on a 
sweating horse, as though he had been riding all night. Sus- 
pecting that all was not right he secured the presence of the 
sheriff. The man, whose name was Meade, brought his note with 
the name of Levi Jones, which was at once seen to be a forgery. 
Denying at first, he finally confessed, and was arrested and lodged 
in jail. He belonged to a notorious gang of forgers and counter- 
feiters, who had money enough to almost ensure the escape of any 
one of their number who should be detected. John P. Hale, his 
counsel, set up insanitj' as defence, got him admitted to bail which 
proved to be worthless, and the man escaped to Canada. 

This with other efibrts to bring similar culprits to justice soon 
taught the bank officers that the only gain was the satisfaction 
of seeing them lie in jail for a time, while they themselves were 
out of pocket for the expense of putting them there. 

The bank records contain the following account of an attempt 
at burglary : — 

" On Saturday morniug the 18th of November, A. D. 1843, this Bank was 
entered by Burglars. They broke a square of glass on the south side of the 
Bank window nearest the road, being the second square from the road in the 
second row from the sill. They then bored through the shutter with a 1^ inch 
bit untill they could get in their arm. They then unbarred the window and 
came in. They then attempted to blow off the lock from the outer door of 
the vault, with Powder. Two explosions were made; the first one is supposed 
to have started one of the straps that holds the lock to the door, so that the 
door yielded about three inches ; the second discharge is supposed to have 
effected nothing. They then attempted by the help of the Iron window bars, 
to pry open the doors but did not succeed. Both explosions were distinctly 
heard by numerous families in the vicinity. One arose soon after the second 
report and lighted a lamp. It was then 3 o'clock a. m. Nothing was taken 
except two of the window bars which were carried back in the field and thrown 
down, but found and returned on Monday. On Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, 
the Cashier came in to see that all was right as usual, and made the discovery. 
The building was filled with smoke and at first sight seemed as if it proceeded 
from fire. It is supposed that there were at least three of the villains." 

Two other unsuccessful attempts have been made, only forcing 
one door, and once setting the bank on fire. 

The old bank lock was made by Charles Dennett, and though 
long superseded by modern improvements, is still kept as a me- 
mento of early times. 


The last board of directors of this bank consisted of John Mc- 
Dufiee, William K Kimball, Charles Greenfield, Dominicus Han- 
son, Thomas C. Davis, E. J. Mathes, and Enoch Whitehouse. 

When the state banks went out of existence in 1866, this bank 
closed up its affairs, but the same business was continued by John 
McDuftee & Co., private bankers, until the national bank was 

Rochester I!^ational Bank was organized under a national charter 
January 27, 1874, with a capital of ^50,000, and the following 
directors: — John McDuffee, Charles Greenfield, Thomas C. Davis, 
Enoch Whitehouse, Joseph H. Worcester, iSTathaniel Burnham, 
and Franklin McDuiiee. John McDuffee was chosen president, 
and Franklin McDuffee cashier. John McDufl:ee has continued 
in ofiice till the present time (p. 370). From first to last his hand 
has been felt in the careful, conservative management of these 
banks, as also the Norway Plains Savings Bank, which has made 
their history a continuous success. On the death of Franklin 
McDuffee in November, 1880, Henry M. Plumer from Salmon Falls 
was chosen cashier, and has held the office to the present time. 

The present directors are John McDuffee, Charles Greenfield, 
Nathaniel Burnham, James Farrington, and Joseph H. Worcester. 
The bank has a surplus of $10,000, and $3,000 undivided profits. 

Norway Plains Savings Bank was incorporated July 2, 1851, 
and began business August 5, with the following officers: — 
Charles Dennett, president; John McDuffee, Jr., secretary and 
treasurer ; Charles Dennett, J. D. Sturtevant, John Folsom, James 
C. Cole, N. V. Whitehouse, T. C. Davis, and E. J. Mathes, trus- 
tees. September 5, 1866, Franklin McDuffee was chosen secretary 
and treasurer, and March 11, 1867, John McDuffee was chosen 
president. December 1, 1880, Henry M. Plumer was chosen sec- 
retary and treasurer in place of the late Franklin McDuffee. By 
order of the Supreme Court March 25, 1878, the deposits were 
scaled down one sixth, but April 5, 1881, the entire amount was 
returned to all who had accounts there at the time of the reduction, 
whether they had withdrawn their money or not. This result 
fully justified the confidence which, even during the temporary 
embarrassment, pervaded the greater part of the community that 
the bank would come out all right in the end. The deposits at 


this time are over $600,000. The trustees are : — John McDufFee, 
Charles Greentiekl, Dominicus Hanson, James Farrington, Na- 
thaniel Barnham, I. W. Lougee, and James H. Edgerly. 



The establishment of savings banks in a town is a fair indica- 
tion of the thrift and frugality of its people. Like the church 
and the schoolhouse which indicate the moral and intellectual 
standing of a town, these savings institutions emphasize the indus- 
try, economy, and prudence which make the former possible, or 
at least add greatly to their development. The good they do in a 
community is incalculable. Habits of economy and industry are 
stimulated and encouraged, and many a young man can date the 
beginning of his success in life from his first deposit in a savings 

Rochester has been singularly fortunate in its savings banks. 
They have been managed with prudence and sagacity, together 
with a commendable spirit of liberality towards the business men 
of the place, until from small beginnings they have become an 
important factor in the prosperity and growth of the town. 

Rochester Savings Bank was incorporated by the State July 3, 
1872. From various causes the first meeting of the corporators 
was not held till August 27, 1874, when they organized by the 
choice of trustees. The twenty-four corporators were as follows: — 
E. G. Wallace, C. K. Sanborn*, Enoch C. Dow*, Albert W. Hayes, 
William Rand, Francis Orr*, and John Hall, trustees; other 
members, ISTathaniel Burnham, J. D. Evans*, Robert Mcllroy, 
Larkin Harrington*, S. D. Wentworth, William Wentworth, J. H. 
Worcester, James Farrington, James Walker, S. H. Feinemanu*, 
Edwin Wallace, John D. Sturtevant*, John Legro*, James Hurd*, 
Isaac Merrill*, E. J. Mathes, Isaac W. Springfield, and Elbridge 
W. Fox. Subsequently, Ebenezer G. Wallace was chosen presi- 
dent; Cyrus K. Sanborn, vice president; and Stephen D. Went- 
worth, treasurer. The bank, located in the Cole building, began 
business and received its first deposit November 2, 1874, Capt. A. 
W. Hayes being the first depositor. Since then the bank has 

* Deceased. 


grown steadily in the confidence of the community, until at the 
present time, December, 1889, its deposits and accumulations 
amount to over $400,000. It has paid its depositors semi-annual 
dividends regularly from the beginning, never less than four, and 
a part of the time five per cent yearly. E. G. Wallace resigned 
the office of president in 1878, and was succeeded by C. K. San- 
born, who served till 1882, when Mr. Wallace took the office 
again for one year. John Legro next held the position till 1884, 
then E. J. Mathes filled the place till 1888, when William Rand 
was chosen and still holds the office. Stephen D. Wentworth has 
been treasurer from the beginning, — a period of fifteen years. 
Having all the details attending the loaning, collecting, and safety 
of nearly half a million dollars belonging to about a thousand 
depositors, he is fully alive to the responsibilities belonging to the 
position which he so successfully fills. He is an earnest and 
faithful oflScial, — energetic, painstaking, and sagacious. 

The present oflficers are: — William Rand, president; J. Thorne 
Dodge, vice-president; 8. D. Wentworth, treasurer; William Rand, 
J. T. Dodge, Frank E. Wallace, Ezra Standley, Augustine S. 
Parshley, Richardson J. Wallace, and S. D. Wentworth, trustees. 

Shortly after commencing business the bank was moved into 
the Hayes Block, where it remained till January, 1889, when it 
took possession of its present tasty and convenient quarters. 

A word of tribute to the sterling worth and faithful devotion 
to the interests of the depositors on the part of the deceased 
members of the corporation is not inappropriate. They were all 
men who in their various callings of life were an honor to the 
town. They knew the struggles of early manhood, and appreci- 
ated the benefits growing out of a conscientious devotion to public 
and private duties. They were men of prudence, rugged integrity, 
and unblemished reputation among their neighbors and fellow 
citizens. Whether as the devoted family physician, the able law- 
yer, the honest merchant and manufacturer, the sterling farmer, or 
the public official, they gained and merited and held to the last 
day of their lives, the unqualified respect and confidence of their 
townsmen, and left a remembrance of their public and private 
worth rich in good deeds. 

Some account has already been given of the Farmers and Me- 
chanics Bank, afterwards the Gonic iSTATiONAL Bank (p. 362). 


Rochester Loan and Banking Company was organized in 1886, 
as a private partnership. A charter was granted b}'' the Legis- 
lature of 1887 under which they reorganized June 1, 1888, with 
the following officers: — President, Edwin Wallace; vice-president^ 
Sumner Wallace; cashier, John L. Copp; directors, Charles F. 
Caverly, Charles B. Gafney, Frank Jones of Portsmouth, Isidor 
Salinger, Edwin and Sumner Wallace, and Gurdon W. Wattles. 
They have a paid-up capital of $100,000, and transact all kinds 
of general banking business. 


Places for the public entertainment of travelers, in some form^ 
have always held an important position among the conveniences 
of even a semi-civilization. They have been prominent in Roch- 
ester from the earliest times. 

The Stephen Wentworth Tavern which stood on Haven's hill, 
" a short distance from the traveled road in the south-east corner of 
a three-acre lot, with a small cellar and an ancient well to mark its 
location," is said to have been the first tavern in Rochester. It 
was "a one-story double house with a wing at each end, unpainted, 
and exactly facing the sun at 12 m." This tavern was known 
also as the " Wolfe Tavern," from the sign which bore a bust por- 
trait of General Wolfe in full military dress. Under the portrait 
were the words "GENERAL: WOLFE — . 1770." This was 
the date of the sign. The tavern had doubtless been open for years 
before. In the upper corners of the sign were the letters S. W., 
for the name of the proprietor. This old sign is now owned by 
Dr. Farrington. Stephen Wentworth was akin to the famous Ports- 
mouth family, and here old Governor John Wentworth frequently 
stopped with his accomplished wife, and hence it was often called 
the " Governor Wentworth Tavern." Here men were recruited 
for the Revolution, and the scenes of interest here enacted would 
fill a long chapter of valuable history now passed into oblivion. 

John Cloutman kept tavern as early as 1768 on the farm now 
owned by his grandson, Charles AVilland. 

Moses Hurd had a tavern which was burned not far from 1790. 
It probably stood where is now the " Moses Hurd house," at the 
lower end of Main street. 


About the time of the Revolution, a small one-story house in 
which Colonel McDuiFee had lived, was moved to where Hayes 
Block now stands, and became a tavern first kept by Stephen 
Berry. In the early part of the century it was kept by Major 
Perkins, and afterwards by Levi Dearborn, known as " Squire 
Dearborn." After his death it remained unoccupied for some 
years, when Simon Chase added a story and made it his own 
residence. It now stands on the rear of the same lot. 

The large two-story house at the lower end of the village known 
as the Roberts house, was formerly " Furber's Tavern," the old 
sign of which is still preserved by Mrs. John R. Roberts, being 
a small oval bearing the words, "M. Furber's Tavern. 1806." 

"Barker's Tavern," where the Methodist church now stands, 
was well known in the early part of the century, and was burned 
in 1823 (p. 131). 

The " Old Tavern House " at the corner of Market street and 
Factory court was built in 1800, by Meshach Robinson, who is 
also said to have built the first wagon run in Rochester. In 1845 
this tavern was kept by William J. Roberts, and was discontinued 
not long after. 

" Odiorne's Tavern " was an old-fashioned two-story white house 
where Dodge's Hotel now is. Capt. John Odiorne was a saddler 
by trade, "a smart man," and a popular military officer. He 
died in 1811, at the age of forty-eight years. His widow, Mrs. 
Sarah (Hanson) Odiorne, was a woman of unusual shrewdness 
and executive ability, and when left with a family of children to 
provide for, showed herself abundantly able to do so, by keeping 
the tavern with good success for about thirty years. 



A historical sketch of Rochester would be very incomplete with- 
out a notice more or less extended of " Dodge's Hotel," and the 
active, hard-working family who have lived there for the last half 
century, and have made it so widely and favorably known. 

The place was first occupied for a private residence by Peter 
Cushing, who sold it to Mrs. Captain Odiorne, his wife's sister, 
who kept a public house here for many years. The courts for 
old Strafiord county, embracing the present counties of Strafford, 

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Belknap, and Carroll, were then held at Rochester, and " Odiorne's 
Tavern " was the favorite resort of judges, lawyers, and suitors. 

Jonathan T. Dodge was born at Ossipee in 1803. His father 
was a native of Wenham, Mass., and in company with Judge 
. Quarles kept a store at Ossipee Corner. Jonathan T. Dodge was 
one of eight children. At the age of eighteen, his health failing, 
he started for Massachusetts in hope of being benefited by the sea 
air. On his way he stopped to rest at Odiorne's Tavern, where 
he was taken sick, and was unable to proceed. Mrs. Odiorne 
becoming interested in him, persuaded him to remain with her 
after his recovery, as she was in need of help in the hotel. This 
was in the year 1821. He lived there in her employ ten years, 
for eight of which his pay was two shillings per day. He related 
in subsequent years, that going to bed at eleven o'clock, he was 
some nights called up as many as nine times to take care of 
horses, of which they sometimes had seventy in a night. After 
filling their own stables, they filled the neighbors' barns also. In 
1831 he returned to Ossipee where his mother resided. Not 
feeling able to carry on the business without help, Mrs. Odiorne 
sold to her son-in-law, John B. Buzzel. In 1834 Mr. Dodsfe 
bought the stand, and in company with his brother-in-law, Daniel 
R. Carter, removed the old house and erected a new and larger 
one. They continued together in the hotel business till Mr. Car- 
ter's death in 1842. Meantime Mr. Dodge was married in De- 
cember, 1840, to Miss Sarah Hanson of Great Falls. Five chil- 
dren were born to them, four of whom are now living, one having 
died in infancy. The house was set on fire August 21, 1851, by 
one Ezekiel Tibbetts, an imbecile town pauper. All the hotel 
buildings, the house on the adjoining lot, with other buildings 
were consumed. The family were saved, but nearly all the fur- 
niture was lost. Only a small insurance was realized. 

Six months later, the house having been rebuilt, the family 
moved into it. The new house was of brick, and is still standing, 
having been enlarged about twenty years ago. 

During his connection with the hotel Mr. Dodge entered largely 
into staging, and other enterprises which were more or less suc- 
cessful (p. 135). He was the proprietor of several stage lines, 
which were, in those days, the only means of transportation. He 
owned at one time ninety horses which were employed in this 


business. He carried the mail for nineteen years from Conway 
to Dover and return, frequently driving the great teams himself 
over the long route. The well-known " whips," Moses Canney, 
Kirke Pitman, Sinclair, and John L. Hanson drove for Mr. Dodge 
for raan}^ years. He continued his connection with this business 
to a greater or less extent, till the old stage lines from the sea- 
board to the mountains were superseded by railroads. 

Mr. Dodge died January 8, 1871, leaving an honored name 
among all who knew him, as a man of enterprise, of uncommon 
business abilit}^ and thorough integrity of character. 

For nearly nineteen years after Mr. Dodge's death, his widow, 
with the assistance of her son, J. Thorne Dodge, carried on the 
hotel, and under their charge it enjoyed unabated popularity, and 
served the puhlic with the same satisfaction that Mr. Dodge gave 
in his lifetime. In fact, " Dodge's Hotel " is one of the " insti- 
tutions " of Rochester, and has contributed not a little to the credit 
and prosperity of the town. 

During Mr. Dodge's lifetime, and ever since, this house has been 
famous for its cleanliness, its excellent beds and furniture, its 
orderly arrangements of every kind, and above all for a table and 
cuisine whose reputation has extended far and wide. Many trav- 
eling people go out of their way and take extraordinary pains to 
" make in " to this hotel. 

Mrs. Dodge retained her vigor and activity up to advanced 
years, and conducted the business with the same assiduity, care,, 
personal oversight, and attention to the comfort of her guests as 
characterized her earlier years. She was in failing health for 
about a year before her death, though still able to be about and 
attend to the house and her other affairs with much of the energy 
of her prime. After a sickness of about two weeks duration, she 
died November 1, 1889, upwards of eighty years of age, greatly 
lamented by the people of the town, by hosts of friends all over 
the country who had enjoyed her hospitality, and especially by 
many poor people to whom her hand was ever open. 

Since her decease the hotel has been kept under the proprietor- 
ship of J. Thorne Dodge, and it would be ditRcult to find any 
house in the State where better accommodations are furnished, or 
which is more popular with the traveling public than " Dodge's 


Hotel." It3 appoiutments have been modernized, keeping pace 
with the progress of the times, and to this day it enjoys and well 
deserves a most liberal public patronage and favor. 

Lowell Kenney came from Salem, Mass., and opened " Kenney's 
Tavern " in 1824. Charles Y. Meserve bought it in 1838, and at 
a supper which he gave to his friends on the occasion, the Hon. 
J. H. Woodman proposed the name " Langdon House," by which 
it was afterwards known. His brother Stephen Meserve followed 
him, and in 1843 Capt. Ephraim Richardson bought it, and con- 
ducted the business on strictly temperance principles for seven- 
teen years. He leased the place for three years, and then in 1863 
sold it to Mr. Dodge. The Wallaces soon after bought it, and 
the place is occupied by their business. The "Langdon House" 
did a large business before the time of railroads, frequently put- 
ting up from seventy-five to one hundred yoke of cattle, besides 
twenty to thirty horses in a single night. It was for some years 
" the head-quarters during the sessions of court, of the judges, 
lawyers, and leading men." The regimental muster was held for 
many years on the parade back of this hotel. 

In 1867, Silas H. Wentworth bought the Woodman house (p. 132) 
and opened a hotel which was named " Mansion House " by J. F. 
Place. Mr. Wentworth was a generous man, and never allowed 
any one to go away because he had no money. Under his man- 
agement the " Mansion House " was a place of popular resort, 
especially for political gatherings. After Mr. Wentworth died in 
1881, his widow continued the business for two years, when she 
leased it to B. L. E. Gowan for two years, since which it has fre- 
quently changed hands. It is now owned by Mrs. Jennie L. 
Goodwin, a daughter of Mr. Wentworth, and is rented by Na- 
thaniel Ham. 

The widow of Levi F. Roberts of Rochester built a hotel near 
the railroad station, and opened it December 5, 1881. She named 
it "Hotel Wrisley," from her husband's sister, Mrs. Wrisley. 
After three years she sold it to Buelduc & Thurston, the latter of 
whom sold out to his partner in 1889. This house is extensively 
patronized by commercial travelers. 





The contrast between the past and the present is nowhere more 
marked than in methods of travel and transportation (p. 136). With 
the advent of raih'oads into Rochester began the permanent growth 
of the town, which has been steady and healthful from that day 
to this. 

The first regular trains run into this town were over the Great 
Falls & Conway Railroad, commencing March 6, 1849. There 
was a bitter rivalry between this road and the Cocheco which had 
been chartered about the same time to run from Dover through 
Rochester to Alton Bay. Out of this rivalry sprang the famous 
"railroad riot" of February 21, 1849, the following account of 
which is condensed from a Great Falls paper : — 

"When the Boston & Maine Raih-oad built a branch to Great Falls, there 
was a written agreement that it should not be extended further north under 
certain specified penalties. This served to stifle for a time all railroad exten- 
sion in this vicinity. The people of Dover learning that Great Falls had thus 
secured to itself a terminus on the country route, began to agitate the sub- 
ject of extending a railroad from Dover to Rochester and thence northward. 
The capitalists of Great Falls saw that if this were permitted, they would be 
entirely cut off from the country routes. Though appearing to be geographi- 
cally in the line, they would really be as much out of the line of trade and 
travel as if in the midst of the Atlantic. Therefore a proposition to establish 
the Great Falls & Conway Railroad met with much favor. A charter was se- 
cured, and when it became certain that Dover was about to make an iron grasp 
upon Rochester, the building of the road was begun at once. The Dover cap- 
italists who had made every arrangement for building the Cocheco Railroad, 
considering this a kind of trickery, worked earnestly against the Great Falls 
& Conway road, and made an unsuccessful attempt to contest the validity of 
its charter. The Great Falls & Conway road had been surveyed and laid out by 
its own engineers, and had taken bonds of the land where it crossed the Cocheco 
road. The Cocheco company employed the Railroad Commissioners to lay out 
their road, who paid no attention to the claims of the Great Falls & Conway, 
dii'ecting the Cocheco company to pay the owners of the land a specified sum 
for damages. The owners, however, refused to accept it, though tendered to 
them in gold and silver coin. It was therefore deposited with the State Treas- 
urer subject to their order. Subsequently the Great Falls & Conway company 
paid the laud owners a sum which satisfied them for all damages. But the 
Cocheco road, resting on the authority of the Railroad Commissioners, persisted 
in its claim, so that the crossing became a special point of battle between the 
two roads. The track of the Great Falls & Conway having been completed to 
Rochester Village, preparations were made to commence running trains on 
Thursday, the 22d of February. Anticipating a fracas, and to prevent tearing 
up of the track, the Great Falls & Conway had placed a heavily loaded car on 
the crossing, and trigged it at both ends with ties, besides running rails through 
the wheels between the spokes. The track had also been doubly spiked, and 
the whole work done in the most thorough manner. On the morning of the 
21st a crowd of Rochester people had gathered upon or near the car, determined 


that it should not be i-emoved, except to admit the passage of the Great Falls 
& Conway' train. Daring the forenoon a number of persons from Dover, among 
whom were some of the most influential and wealthy men of Strafford county, 
appeared on the disputed territory and gave orders for the removal of the car 
that they might finish up some work on the Cocheco road. The Rochester 
people informed them that the car could not be moved, whereupon they made 
several attempts to attach ox-chains and drag it off. In the squabble that en- 
sued, several persons were slightly injured, one had a broken arm, and one came 
near losing his life. A constable was called and the riot act read, and William 
Hale, Jr., with others from Dover was arrested and required to recognize for par- 
ticipating in a riot. The result of the melee was that the rioters dragged off the 
car and pulled up the track." 

The scene of this riot was near where the brick station of the 
Boston & Maine Raih'oacl was built at Raih'oad-avenue crossing. 
It stirred up a great deal of bad blood among the citizens of 
Rochester, but more especially between Great Falls and Dover, 
so that for a long time it was not safe for a man living in either 
city to visit the other. The matter was finally settled by arbitra- 
tion, the Great Falls & Conwav beina; oblio-ed to move their 
track, while the Cocheco road was given the right of way over 
the land which the Great Falls & Conway had purchased. 

February 28, 1849, the Boston & Maine company contracted to 
operate the Great Falls & Conway road " for one year from Jan- 
uary 1, 1849, and until one part}' shall give to the other six months' 
notice of its intention to terminate the same." Such notice was 
given by the Great Falls & Conway June 1 of the same year, 
and the contract was terminated January 1, 1850. 

During the summer this road had built at Rochester two depots 
for merchandise, one of which was of brick and accommodated 
all the freight of this line till within a few vears : one ensine 
house 43X50 which accommodated three engines, and stood near 
Portland-street crossing, in front of the dwelling-house of Arthur 
D. Richardson; and one passenger station, a small wooden build- 
ing intended for temporary use, but which served the passengers 
of this road for more than fifteen years. This was then replaced 
by a neat wooden structure near where the union depot now stands, 
which was sold in 1884 to the Portland & Rochester Railroad, 
and moved to Saccarappa, where it is still used as a passenger 

The first station agent was a Mr. Quimb}-, who served but a 
short time when he was succeeded by George W. Barker. Mr. 
Barker resigned in 1852, and entered the employ of the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad, where he rose to the position of division super- 


intenclent, and was considered a model official. The next agent 
was Deacon Thomas Brown, who faithfully served the company 
for twenty-three years and a half, until old age and increasing 
duties compelled him to resign. The position was afterwards filled 
by W. H. Tucker, C. H. Hayes, and ^. T. Kimball who, after 
the consolidation of the Boston & Maine with the Eastern, had 
charge of all the railroad interests of the village. 

The Cocheco Railroad was chartered in 1847, ground first broken 
in July, 1848, and was opened to Farmington in September, 1849. 
The first agent was Jacob H. Ela, who was followed by Henry 
M. Kelley and J. F. Hoyt. George F. Richardson was appointed 
in 1864, and was an efficient agent till the consolidation of the 
Boston & Maine with the Eastern, a period of more than twenty 
years, when he resigned. The first passenger station of the Co- 
checo road was a small wooden building near Wentworth street. 
The freight house was also of wood on the north side of the same 
street. A commodious brick passenger station was erected in 
1868 near Railroad Avenue, which after the consolidation was 
removed and fitted up where it now stands as a union depot. A 
brick freight house was built about the same time just south of 
Railroad Avenue. When the two roads united, a large wooden 
freight house newly built by the Eastern, which had possession 
of the Great Falls & Conwaj^ road, was moved to the south side 
of the brick freight house, and from these two buildings all the 
freicrht business is now done. In 1860 the name Cocheco was 


changed to Dover & Winnipiseogee, and the road was leased in 
1862 to the Boston & Maine. 

About the close of the war, the question of new railroads began 
to be agitated. The old York & Cumberland road, which had 
been chartered to Great Falls through Saccarappa, Gorham, and 
Alfred, was completed as far as the Saco river. Prominent busi- 
ness men in Portland, Rochester, and the intervening towns were 
very active in having this road re-chartered to Rochester, under 
the name of Portland & Rochester Railroad Company. At the 
annual town meeting, March 10, 1868, Rochester voted to take 
forty thousand dollars' worth of stock in this road, and September 
7, 1871, the selectmen were authorized and required forthwith to 
hire that amount and pa}' it over to the treasurer of the Portland 
& Rochester road, taking certificates of that amount of stock. The 
first regular train over this road to Rochester was July 31, 1871. 


One principal object in securing this road was to open a through 
line from Portland to New York and the "West. The Worcester 
& Nashua Railroad was specially interested in this matter, and the 
question of a connecting link from Nashua to Rochester was soon 
agitated. At a special town meeting, November 29, 1870, it was 
voted to take fifteen thousand dollars' worth of stock in the Nashua 
& Rochester road, " if running into the village of Norway Plains 
within three years." This time was afterwards extended three 
years more. The road was completed and regular trains running 
November 24, 1874. 

The Portland & Rochester stock did not prove a profitable in- 
vestment. No dividends were ever declared, and under an amended 
charter about 1880, the town was compelled to take eight shares 
of the new stock in place of the four hundred originally owned. 
On the Nashua & Rochester stock the town received two dividends 
of six per cent each, and then sold the stock at ninety dollars a 

The business of these two roads in this village was done by a 
joint agent. A. IT. Nason first held the position, and was suc- 
ceeded in 1876 by Charles W. Brown who continued in that 
capacity till the railroad interests of this village were united under 
one management. 

The first Portland & Rochester Railroad station was a small 
wooden afi'air, with a waiting-room at one end and a freight-house 
at the other till 1876, when the latter was finished ofi" for a ladies' 
room. This was used bj' both roads till the Boston & Maine 
obtained control of the Worcester & Nashua road. The Nashua 
& Rochester built a brick engine-house to accommodate six loco- 
motives, and a car house for six passenger cars. Their freight- 
house was the wooden building with slate roof now used by the 
Boston & Maine for a store-house. 

At the time the question of the Portland & Rochester road was 
agitated, another line was chartered, connecting with the Boston, 
Concord & Montreal road at Concord. Much interest was excited, 
and the town voted to take fifteen thousand dollars' worth of 
stock when it should be completed. But this project has thus far 

At first business was not systematized as at present, consequently 
it is very diificult to get at the amount done when the Great Falls 


& Conway and the Cocheco commenced operations. At tliat time 
but one man was required to do all the business for each road, and 
the total station expenses for both roads was only sixty-five dollars 
a month. ISTow it requires fourteen men with a monthly expense of 
five hundred and thirty-two dollars. The monthly ticket business 
now averages about four thousand dollars, and the freight seven 
thousand. Over two hundred freight cars are handled daily at 
the station. On the opening of the Great Falls & Conway road, 
two passenger trains and one freight train each way were amply 
sufiicient. The Cocheco road run two trains each way, one being 
a mixed train. 'Now forty regular trains a day are required. This 
gives some idea of the increase of the railroad business, and is also 
indicative of the material growth and prosperity of the town. 

The postoflSce at Rochester was established March 26, 1812, when 
President Madison appointed William Barker the first postmaster. 
He kept the ofiice at the Barker tavern, where the Methodist 
meeting-house now stands. John B. Buzzell, appointed August 
5, 1815, lived up stairs in the " Carter building," and kept the 
postoiSce in his variety store below. David Barker, Jr., was 
appointed October 15, 1818, and kept the ofiice in the Barker 
store under his law otfice, near the site of McDuftee Block. Hum- 
phrey Hanson was appointed July 8, 1823, and kept the ofiice in 
the old brick drug-store, where Hanson's new block now stands. 
August 4, 1826, John McDufiee was appointed and kept the otfice 
in his store, where is now the north-east corner of McDufiee Block. 
William S. Ricker was appointed August 14, 1829. He was a 
painter by trade, and kept the ofiice at his residence in the Went- 
worth house opposite the town hall. April 11, 1831, John H. 
Smith, a young lawyer, son of John Smith the blacksmith, re- 
ceived the appointment and removed the otfice to the Hanson 
store. Lowell Kenney was appointed May 10, 1832, and kept the 
otfice in the store connected with his tavern at the lower end of 
the street. Dominicus Hanson, appointed September 16, 1835, re- 
turned the ofiice to his store. He made great improvements in 
methods, and introduced the first boxes. The change was much 
appreciated by the citizens, and he held the position fourteen 
years. Gilbert Horney was appointed June 15, 1849, and served 
under Presidents Taylor and Fillmore. He was a native of Ports- 


moutli and had traded for a time at Farmington before coming 
to Rochester. He kept the office in his store, where is now the 
lower end of McDuffee Block, William Jackson, appointed April 23, 
1853, brought the office back again to Hanson's drug store. Mcho- 
las R. Varney, appointed April 13, 1861, removed the office to 
the Lewis Hanson store, now occupied by Worcester & Greenfield. 
J. Frank Place, editor of the " Courier," was appointed May 18, 
1865, and fitted up a room expressly for the postoffice in Dodge's 
brick building now occupied by M. L. Burr. Joseph H. Worces- 
ter, appointed April 5, 1867, retained the office in the same place. 
John G. Davis, appointed January 28, 1868, was a watch-maker 
and jeweler and removed the office to his shop in the Lewis 
Hanson store. George B. Roberts, appointed April 19, 1869, re- 
moved the office to its present commodious quarters on Hanson 
street. Osman B. Warren held the office a little more than seven 
years from his appointment, March 25, 1878. In July, 1885, 
Charles W. Howe, formerly a druggist, was appointed and retains 
the office to the present time. 

The revenue of this office for its first three months in 1812 was 
$5.07. During the little more than four years since Mr. Howe 
became postmaster the office has done a business of $240,000. 
For the year 1889 its business was as follows : — 

Postage stamps, stamped envelopes, and postal cards sold . . S5,149 73 

Amount received for box rent . 845 80 

Amount received from sale of money orders .... 17,161 19 

Amount received from sale of postal notes 1,704 00 

The amount paid out for money orders and postal notes was 
about the same as that received. Twelve hundred and two letters 
were registered during the year, and one hundred and seventy- 
eight " special delivery " letters received. This office shows a 
steady increase of business each year, and will no doubt become a 
" second-class office " in the near future. 


Gonic, as it is now called, has always been an important part 
of Rochester. The following description of this village as it was in 
1800, and the diagram on the next page, are from the remem- 
brance of Jonathan H. Henderson, who lived all his life in Gonic. 



GONIC IN 1800. 


No. 1, at the upper end of the village at the fork of the road 
leading to Barrington, is the school-house where Mr. Henderson* 
went to school in 1800, being then in his fifth year (p. 163). The 
building made over into a dwelling is still standino;. In comins: 
. from their home just below Gonic, on the road leading to Roch- 
ester jSTeck, the Hendersons passed only four houses: — Nos. 2, 3, 
4, and 5. N"o. 2 was the Jonathan Hurd house a few rods this 
side of Lewis F. Home's, on the opposite side of the road. Many 
years afterwards it was moved into the village and occupied by 
Alexander H. Geer who still owns it. ISTo. 3, just below the res- 
idence of the late N. V. Whitehouse (now occupied b}'^ his son), 
is where Elijah Varney built a house about 1776. Some years 
before he had bought the farm comprised in part of what is now 
the Factory Company's mill yard and field, and put up a small 
house afterwards used for a shoe-shop. He was a shoemaker and 
tanner, and had his bark mill and tan-vats where is now the Fac- 
tory wood-yard. He did a good business for some years, but 
went to keeping tavern, till his business was neglected and finally 
abandoned. This building was torn down about 1878 and the cellar 
filled up. No. 4 was a house built by Nicholas Varney on a lot 
given him by his father-in-law, Reuben Heard. It then stood 
nearly opposite the Demeritt house, now William H. Felker's, but 
was afterwards moved a short distance below, next to the Rufus 
Clark house. His father, Thomas Varney, built a blacksmith's 
shop at No. 11, where a dwelling house now stands, opposite the 
brick store occupied by Yeaton & Co. His sons, Silas and Nich- 
olas, both worked there. " They mended old traps, repaired gun- 
locks, and cut nails from Spanish hoops, — made tongs, gridirons, 
toasters, and such light work." Nicholas sold out and moved to 
Ossipee. Silas afterwards had a shop at No. 10, nearly opposite where 
the Bank now is. Henry Tebbetts bought the house and carried on 
blacksmithing there for some years. His widow married Daniel 
Newell, who was a famous drummer in his day, and the house is 
still known as the " Newell house." It is now occupied as a factory 
tenement house. No. 5 was the old Demeritt house, now occupied 

* Jonathan H. Henderson was a man of much note here from 1820 to 1840. He was a 
schoolmaster, — (a person of much consequence in those days,) — understood surveying, was 
a militia Captain, in politics an intense Whiff, and in religion a pronounced Universalist at 
a time when Universalism was very unpopular. His later life was somewhat clouded by the 
drink habit, but he was altogether a man of mark in his time. He died December 20, 1878, 
eged 83 years. 


by William H. Felker, who married Samuel Demeritt's daughter 
Deborah. It was then a one-story house owned by Reuben Hurd 
who farmed and tended grist-mill. He was nicknamed " old By- 
the-Lord," from the frequency with which he used the expression. 
He went to Ossipee, and " 'Squire Dearborn, tavern-keeper from 
the Plains," took the place. After him came Israel Whitehouse 
father of the late IST. V. Whitehouse, Silas Varney, Ezekiel Hussey, 
and Samuel Demeritt, before the present owner. No. 6 is the 
Charles Place house now occupied by his widow. It was built by 
Micajah Hussey before the present centur^^, but has been greatly 
improved in the last thirty years. In 1800 Ephraim Hammett lived 
there. He was a cobbler and also sold rum, " thus mending 
the soles' of some customers and poisoning the souls of others." 
After him came Stephen Whitehouse, Dearborn Jewett who after- 
wards built the house occupied for many years by Aaron Clarke 
(now owned by Col. C. S. Whitehouse), and Silas Yarney who died 
there. ISTathaniel Hayes had a house at No. 7. His father owned 
the farm where Benjamin F. Hayes and his mother now live, to- 
gether with a large part of the Demeritt farm. Nathaniel might 
have owned it all, but he went to trading on a few groceries, neg- 
lected his farm, and the groceries too, and soon failing was obliged 
to leave " between two days," in October, 1802. At No. 8 a house 
was raised and boarded over as early as 1803-4, by Silas Varney. 
It stood empty for some years without windows or doors, when 
James Pickering bought it and fitted up a part of it so that he 
moved in. He traded in a store at No. 9, where the hay-scales 
formerly stood, now a part of the village square. He had to leave 
the State on account of some transaction in connection with a law- 
suit in which he was engaged, but came back in 1811. He was a 
Lieutenant under Captain Page, and " at night on muster days 
would march the Gonic and Neck boys down to the old store, 
where he treated them to what he called wine drawn from a hogs- 
head, and drunk from a pint mug and a tin measure." Somewhere 
about 1825-28 the old store was torn down by a party of citizens in 
disguise, who had become disgusted and indignant at the perform- 
ances carried on there. Capt. Phineas Varney bought the house at 
No. 8, fitted it up, and lived there till about 1814, when he went 
to sea in the war and never returned. His widow exchanged the 
place with William Currier for a dwelling and store at North 


Berwick. At Xo. 15 was a small house where Moses Varney, 
brother of Elijah, lived. He cobbled shoes, and tended the lower 
grist-mill. Anthony Pickering lived there in 1811-12. Afterwards 
Paul Ricker lived there for several years. It is now a tenement 
house of the Gonic company. At ISTo. 13, in rear of where the 
Bank now is, was a one-story house with only two rooms, owned 
b}' one Catlin or Cartland. Thomas Varney bought it, and moved 
it to the knoll in the McDufFee field near the lower saw-mill. 
He was lame, one leg being shorter than the other, and was a 
carpenter, a tailor, and tended grist-mill. After he moved to Alton 
about 1806, the widow of Samuel Knowles lived here, then Henry 
Bickford, Jonathan Morrison, and lastly Daniel Hayes, whose wife 
tended the grist-mill till he sold out and went to Vermont. About 
1850-55 the house was burned. Some time before 1804, Edmund 
Varney, son of Moses and brother of Joel, erected a small building 
at Xo. 14, on the spot where the spruce trees now are, in the 
"Whitehouse garden, next to the residence of S. C. Meader, " but 
afterwards moved it across the path that went to the mill on to the 
corner above the Evans lot, between the mill-path and the road 
to the bridge." This last spot was just to the left of the foot-path 
in the Whitehouse garden. He fitted it up for a store, and put in 
a hogshead of rum and a few groceries. He had an Ensign's com- 
mission under Captain Page. "He failed up and absconded, and 
was not heard from for years." Benjamin Tuttle had a small 
house at No. 12, a little in from the willows below the bridge. 
" He used to go a fishing to the Shoals in warm weather. After 
he grew old, he went to live with his son." About 1811 William 
Smith bought the place, and lived there till 1814, when he went 
privateering and never returned. Job S. Hodgdon married the 
widow and lived there till they moved "down East." The old 
house was torn down about 1860 when 'N. V. Whitehouse began 
enlarging the factory. No. 16 is the old yellow house which stood 
in the Whitehouse garden, directly in front of George W. Osborne's 
store, facing towards the bridge, and was moved by N. V. White- 
house about 1860 to the lot between Nos. 4 and 11. It is now a 
factory tenement house. It was originally of one story but was 
afterwards enlarged and another story added. Thomas Varney 
built it on land given by the saw-mill proprietors that he might 
build a blacksmith's shop and do their iron-work. His son 


Nicholas took the shop after his death, Benjamin Evans bought the 
house, kept a small grocery, and did job work till he died, about 
1811. John P. Evans took off the roof, moved the building to 
the upper part of the lot, put on another story and an addition, 
and painted it yellow. He afterwards went to Macon, Georgia, 
and one of his descendants became a prominent oificer in the 
Confederate Army of the Rebellion. The old store which stood 
near ISTo. 9, before mentioned, was built by Howard Henderson in 
1792-93. He traded there several years, and was succeeded by his 
son Jonathan about 1803. After him was Samuel Knowles, who 
lived in the chambers and died there. Then came James Pick- 
ering in 1811, and then Timothy Hurd, who enlisted and went 
to the Canadian frontier in 1813. 

A general " country store " was built by one Spaulding, probably 
as early as 1820-25, and is now occupied as a store and dwelling- 
house. Downing Varney, who came to Gonic from Merrill's Cor- 
ner, Farmington, in 1838, and is still living in the village, occupied 
it for some years, and after him W. H. Y. Burnham had it till about 
1853, when Enoch W. Gray took it. Since Gray's death, in 1874, 
the store has been managed by his widow, Mrs. Maria Gray. The 
building is now owned by Meshach T. Drew. In 1873 ISTahum 
Yeaton, now Yeaton & Co., came from Rollinsford and went into 
the brick business, and in a few years took the Whitehouse brick 
store. Since then he has become a prosperous business man and an 
influential citizen. He married Helen Sawyer, daughter of Hon. 
Thomas E. Sawyer of Dover. 

M. A. Hanson, a native of Madbury, after having been in busi- 
ness for a time in Maine, came to Gonic in 1881, and started a 
shoe manufactory on the Barrington road. He employed about 
fifty hands with a pay-roll of about $1,000 per month, and an 
annual production of twelve hundred cases, valued at $50,000. 
In October, 1888, he sold to K B. Thayer & Co., and removed 
to Charlottesville, Va., the following April. Thayer remained 
only a short time and went to Milton. 

Brick-making was one of the earliest as well as most important 
industries of Rochester. There are signs of brickyards long since 
disused scattered all over the town, indicating that the early set- 
tlers opened a yard wherever a clay-bank cropped out, to supply 


the wants of the immediate neighborhood. Naturally the clay-beds 
at Squamanagonic (p. 14), were very early utilized for this purpose 
— how early it is impossible to say. Two yards have certainly 
been continuously operated for more than a hundred years: — the 
one near Walker's bridge, and the other near the bridge in Gonic. 
Seventy-five years ago the former was known as the " Hoyt yard," 
from the man who worked it ; and the other as the " Gonic brick- 
yard.'' A man by the name of Hurd carried it on about that 
time, and among the (ild-time brick-makers at this yard were also 
Anthony Pickering, Aaron Clarke, and Israel Varney. Fifty years 
ago iST. V. Whitehouse operated it for a number of years. Since 
then it has been carried on by various parties, changing almost 
every year. E. D. & H. H. Elliott, brothers, took the " Hoyt yard " 
in 1880, and are still doinc; a laro-e business. Ritchie & Osborne 
have two brickyards with an annual product of several millions. 
In 1873 Xahum Yeaton started a new brickyard near the Boston 
& Maine Railroad depot, and has been verj' successful. Anderson 
& Cochrane have three yards producing annually some ten million 
brick. The Richardson vard near the Nashua railroad also does 
a large business. The annual brick product of Rochester is more 
than thirty millions, which is claimed to be " more than in any 
other town in New Hampshire, and with one exception, perhaps, 
than in any other town in New England." 

Mills were early established at Gonic, but there seems to be no 
data from which to determine when the first mill was built. Mr. 
Henderson, mentioned above, remembered hearing of a great 
freshet which carried away the upper saw-mill in 1785. It was 
soon rebuilt, to be again swept away in 1805. The grist-mill at 
the upper fall was rebuilt early in the century by Ebenezer Teb- 
betts and Samuel Downino;, and ao;ain in 1825 bv Tebbetts and 
Richmond Henderson, who put in a carding machine. Elijah 
Roberts was the master builder, and Levi Leighton of Farmington 
built the saw-mill. He put in the first wheel to run the carriage 
back that was ever known in this vicinity. " Before that they 
used to tread back with the feet." Mr. Henderson also remem- 
bered his father's sawing in " an old rickety mill," when he could 
lie down and take a nap while the saw was cutting a run. 

Some facts in regard to the woolen manufacture at Gonic have 
already been given (p. 359). 




AmoDg the many industries that give character to the town of 
Rochester and contribute to its material prosperity and influence, 
woolen manufacture stands pre-eminent. From small beginnings 
it has grown and expanded to proportions large and beneficent. 
Woolen factories as they exist at the present time, especially like 
the mills in Rochester, are seldom large concerns at the start. 
They are oftener the product of some modest enterprise, and grow 
from small beginnings, expanding and widening their power and 
influences as their projectors gain in experience; and when man- 
aged with skill, tact, and perseverance become a source of profit 
to the owners and great benefit to the community. 

The natural water powers of Norway Plains, East Rochester, 
and Gonic have been greatly developed in the last thirty years. 
To-day the three corporations in town give direct employment to 
a thousand operatives, disburse more than a quarter of a million 
dollars every year for labor alone, use nearly three and a half 
million pounds of wool, and produce a variety of goods valued 
not less than two million dollars annually. The indirect benefit 
to this community derived from such an industry' is beyond esti- 
mate. The employment of so many people and the monthly dis- 
bursement of 80 much money naturally draws within the circle of 
its influence many other industries of great good to the public. 
It gives employment to hundreds in other vocations, makes a 
home market for the products of the farm and shop, stimulates 
other industries, increases the population, and in its train brings 
improved schools, more churches, greater intelligence, higher civ- 
ilization, and consequently enlarged facilities for enjoyment and 
happiness. Their permanency, when once established, is another 
important consideration in estimating their public value. Unlike 
many other industries, when once put in operation they must be 
kept going. They cannot start up and run when business is good, 
and shut down when depressed to wait for improved times. Once 
started they must be kept going, or bankruptcy to the immediate 
owners is the result. The large and expensive buildings and 
motive power required, the great variety of costl}^ machinery 












used, the innumerable details which a iirst-class establishment 
demands, and more than all else the skilled labor which is neces- 
sary in the diiierent departments and which requires many years 
to collect and educate, — all this and these contribute to a woolen 
mill's stability and permanence. Hence large capital is necessary 
to carry a concern along through dull times, shrewd business 
capacity and coi'istant familiarity with the daily fluctuation in prices 
in order to purchase raw materials to advantage, good judgment 
in forecasting the wants of the market, and above and over all 
a constant, unwearied vigilance and oversight in all the complicated 
details of manufacturing is absolutely essential to success. What 
a debt of obligation does the town owe to the pioneers in this 
industry, as well as to their successors who have continued this 
source of prosperity to its people ! Such men as Nicholas V. 
"Whitehouse, John D. Sturtevant, ISTathaniel D. Wetmore, Isaac 
"W". Springlield, John Hall, and the firm of Parker, Wilder & Co. 
of Boston, and men like these, are more than successful business 
men, they are public benefactors. 

The Gonic Manufacturing Company (an illustration of the prin- 
cipal buildings of which is shown) was the second in town to 
develop into a woolen factory, the Norway Plains Company being 
the first. As a producer of woolen goods for the general market 
it dates back to 1838. Prior to that time, and in fact up to 1848, 
the water power was used largely for a saw-mill, grist-mill, and 
some other industries required by the wants of the immediate 
neighborhood. From 1840 to 1848 two sets of machinery were 
run, making satinets and bockings, but mainly woolen flannels. 
In 1848 the whole concern was swept away by fire. In the 
year following, however, a new mill was built and equipped 
with four sets of machinery to make woolen flannels exclusively. 
From this date to 1859 it was owned and managed by the late 
N. V. Whitehouse, but that year an act of incorporation was ob- 
tained, with a capital of $50,000, the Whitehouse family and the 
firm of Parker, Wilder & Co. being its stockholders. N. V. 
Whitehouse was its first president, and Samuel B. Rindge and 
Marshall P. Wilder, with himself, were the directors. Mr. White- 
house was its agent and so continued till 1877, when the whole 
interest of the concern merged into the possession of Parker, 
Wilder & Co., its present owners. From 1848 to 1859 there were 


many improvements made, and many additions to the buildings and 
machinery. A great variety of goods were produced, principally 
flannels. The mill built in 1849, and still standing, was quite a pre- 
tentious affair for those days. The bricks were made in the present 
mill yard, and the lumber cut in Stratford and the immediate vicin- 
ity. It is fifty-one feet wide, eighty-one long, and three stories high, 
besides basement stor}^ and spacious attic. The wool-scouring and 
finishing was done in the basement, the weaving in the first story, 
spinning in the second, picking and carding in the third, while the 
attic was used for storage of wool. Such were its uses when first 
started up. Since then its uses have been radically changed by 
reason of building the large mill, and a consequent re-arrangement 
of the machinery. In the years 1863-65 very extensive improve- 
ments were projected, such as excavating a canal race-way below 
the falls, by which the fall of water was increased about three feet, 
two granite wheel-pits constructed, and the foundation laid for 
the large mill on the river bank. This foundation is very sub- 
stantial, commencing nine feet below the surface of the ground, 
six feet wide at the bottom, and three feet at the top, built of 
solid granite blocks laid in cement. On the foundation is the 
granite underpinning on which is the brick-work. The main 
building is fifty-four feet wide, one hundred and twenty long, and 
four stories high, each story eleven feet six inches high, the whole 
connected with the old or 1849 mill by a wing thirty-four by 
sixty-four feet. An octagon stair-tower fourteen feet in diameter 
gives access to the several stories in the large mill. The brick 
walls are built with pilasters between the windows, and are of 
unusual thickness in order to give solidity and strength, the first 
and second stories being twenty inches thick, the third sixteen, 
and the fourth twelve. The roof is flat, covered with tar and 
gravel. It is admirably lighted, having no less than forty-eight 
windows in each story with twenty-four lights of 10X14 glass to 
each window, and there being no contiguous buildings or trees, 
it is " light as out doors." It is safe to say it is as fair a specimen 
of a woolen mill of its size as exists anywhere, — solid, substantial, 
light, and convenient. At the end of the wing where it connects 
with the old mill is the substantial wheel-house, in which are two 
powerful turbine wheels, thirty-six inches in diameter, under nine- 
teen feet " head and fall," capable of furnishing about one hundred 


and fifty horse power, sufficient for driving all the machinery. A 
large steam engine, however, of 175 horse power is provided for 
times of low water, or in case of any derangement of the water 
wheels. Within the past ten years, under the present ownership, 
many important alterations, improvements, and additions have been 
made, resulting in increased production, better processes of man- 
ufacture, and consequently a higher standard of excellence in the 
goods. As at present arranged, the wool-sorting, the scouring and 
drying of both wool and cloth, the burling, brushing, pressing, 
and packing, besides the running of lorty-four broad looms, is done 
in the old mill. The picking of the scoured w^ool is done in the 
upper story of the wing, by a large Sargent burring machine, and 
ordinary wool-picker. The card-room is in the third story of the 
large mill and contains twelve sets of Davis & Furber machines, 
three cards to a set, and averages from 1,500 to 1,600 pounds of 
roving a day. The spinning is done in the second and fourth 
stories in both large mill and wing, on nineteen self-operating 
mule? and jacks with 4,880 spindles, turning off an average of 
1,450 pounds of fine 3^arn a day. The spooling and dressing of 
warps is done on the first and second floor of the wing. The 
weaving, besides the forty-four looms in the old mill, is by forty- 
eight looms on the first floor of the large mill, a large part being 
of the Knowles pattern with drop-box at each end of the lay, and 
from two to twenty-four harnesses to each. The brick boiler-house, 
46X56 feet, was built in 1883, and has two six-foot boilers fur- 
nishing steam for heating the building and for all the various 
processes of scouring and finishing the goods, and having sufficient 
capacity to run the engine when required. A dry-house 30X90 
feet was built in 1886, and a wool and cloth scouring building 
52X72 feet in 1889, both fully equipped with every facility for 
doing first class work. A large storehouse, 45X105 feet, two 
stories high, is used for the storage of stock and supplies. On the 
opposite side of the river is the machine and repair shop and lum- 
ber shed, while on the old Currier privilege, a short distance below, 
is a mill for sawing lumber and making the cases for the goods. 
A powerful steam pump, and another connected with the water 
wheels, with stand-pipes, sprinklers, and an ample supply of hose, 
afibrds the necessary protection against fire. Everything in and 
about the mills is of the best, — every appliance to increase the 



production or perfect the quality of the goods has been adopted, 
and everything for the comfort, safety, and convenience of the 
operatives is provided for. 

The goods made are designed largely for women's wear and 
comprise an endless variety of shades, colors, and mixes, and have 
an excellent reputation in the markets of the country. The 3'early 
production is over 900,000 yards, valued at nearly |400,000. The 
consumption of raw wool is over 700,000 pounds a year, all of fine 
grade. More than $20,000 worth of drugs and dyes are consumed 
yearly. The number of names on the pay-roll will average about 
one hundred and eighty, with $5,000 monthly wages. Payment 
is made every two weeks. The six or eight different departments 
are managed by as many diiferent overseers, Stephen C. Meader 
being the resident agent. Besides the mills, the company have 
thirty neat and attractive tenements for the use of the operatives 
and a fine residence for its agent. The grounds about the mills 
and the agent's house are nicely graded and all the surroundings 
kept neat and clean. The owners give generously to all local 
charities and public improvements and show a wise and liberal 
interest in everything that conduces to the prosperity and welfare 
of the village and its people. 

The first officials of the company were JST. V. Whitehouse, Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, and Samuel B. Rindge, directors; Ezra Farns- 
worth being treasurer, and Charles S. Whitehouse, clerk. N. V. 
Whitehouse was also agent, and continued a director till 1877. 
Benjamin Phipps was made treasurer in November, 1868, and has 
held the position ever since. Ezra Farnsworth succeeded N. V. 
Whitehouse as a director, and in 1881 the venerable Marshall P. 
Wilder retired and was succeeded by William H. Sherman. May 3, 
1883, Samuel B. Rindge died, and Col. Francis J. Parker of Boston 
succeeded him. The present ofiicials are therefore Ezra Farns- 
worth, William H. Sherman, and Francis J. Parker, directors; 
Benjamin Phipps, treasurer; and Stephen C. Meader, clerk and 

For nearly fifty years the firm of Parker, Wilder & Co. has 
been an important factor in the town's progress. Their capital 
has helped make Gonic and East Rochester two thriving villages. 
Their wise methods and discreet management have established a 
great industry on a permanent basis. Their business integrity and 


individual prominence have reflected credit on the town. Rochester 
may well congratulate itself that such men are identified with its 
business prosperity. 

This sketch would be incomplete without special mention of 
one whose whole life has been spent in the employ of the Gonic 
company, and to whose conscientious faithfulness the present stand- 
ing of the company is in no small degree indebted. Stephen 
Chase Meader, the present agent, comes of a family who for four 
generations have been prominent and worthy citizens of Rochester. 

John 31eader, the ancestor of all American Headers, came from 
England in 1650, and settled at Oyster river, between Portsmouth 
and Dover, where he had a land grant, in 1656. One of his sons, 
Nathaniel, who was killed by the Indians in 1704, had a son Daniel 
among others, and seven at least of Daniel's sons settled in Roch- 
ester about 1750-60. At first came Benjamin, Nathaniel, Elijah, 
and Jonathan, and took up lands in that part of the town known 
ever since as Meaderborough. A few years later they were fol- 
lowed by Joseph, Lemuel, and Jedediah, who settled in the imme- 
diate vicinity of the other brothers. Some of the other descend- 
ants of jSTathaniel and his son Daniel about this time (1750-60) 
went to iN'antucket and settled there. Benjamin, the son of Daniel 
mentioned above, had a son Stephen, Avho was the grandfather of 
the subject of this sketch. Stephen was born at Rochester in 1782, 
and lived on the farm near Meaderborough Corner, which is still 
in the possession of his son Benjamin. He married Sarah White- 
house and had a large family of children : — Tobias, Hanson, 
Jonathan, Levi, Asa, Mehitable, and Benjamin. He died March 
20, 1858. He was a firm disciple of the Society of Friends or 
Quakers, as nearly all the Mcaders have l^een, — a kind-hearted, 
estimable man and neighbor, a worth}-, influential citizen, and a 
true and stanch friend. 

Levi, the fourth son of Stephen, was born in Rochester, February 
4, 1813, and married Amanda Eastman of Peacham, Yt., in 1837. 
Their children were Stephen C, Valentine E., Charles H., Sarah 
F., George E., Julia E., John E., and Walter S. He was a genial- 
hearted man, full of a slv humor which bubbled over in snite of 
himself. He enjoyed a joke or witticism keenlj-, and was quick 
with a rejoinder. Sturdily built, possessed of an iron constitution 
and great physical strength, he liked nothing better than to lay 


aside for the time his Quaker coat and have a friendly wrestling 
bout with whoever had the temerity to " tackle him," and seldom 
came off second. He took great interest in town affairs, and was 
an energetic and influential worker in politics. He was twice 
elected to represent the town in the State Legislature. He died 
September 25, 1885. 

Stephen C, the subject of this sketch, was born in Eochester 
December 14, 1840, and during boyhood lived on the farm with 
his parents, attending the district school and laying the foundation 
of a strong, healthy physique. When he was about fourteen years 
old his father moved to Gonic village, in part to get better edu- 
cational advantages for his large family. Here young Stephen, in 
the intervals of the village schools, worked in the mill. In 1857 
he entered the Friends' school in Providence, Rhode Island, where 
he remained nearly four years. He was a diligent student, excell- 
ing in mathematics and chemistry. He has always had a strong 
love for the latter, and had he continued in this line would have 
made a reputation as a practical chemist. In 1861 he completed 
his school life at Providence, returned to Gonic and entered the 
mill in the employ of the late IS". V. Whitehouse, working in 
various parts of the mill, but principall}' in the finishing and dyeing 
rooms. From this time forward his mastery of the details of 
manufacturing was rapid. His methodical habits and quick insight 
into the various processes, united to good judgment and faithful- 
ness, hastened his promotion to dyer, finisher, superintendent, and 
finally, to the position of agent, to which last place he was for- 
mally appointed in June, 1881. 

Like his father and his brother John, he has been twice elected 
to represent the town in the State Legislature. The prominent 
points of his character are quiet, unobtrusive ways, decision, firm- 
ness, and a conscientious regard to duty; always seeking for the 
best results and shaping the means at his command with excellent 
judgment to obtain them; constantly alive to the requirements of 
the position he holds, and of indefatigable industry and persever- 
ance. While holding to the ancient faith of a long line of ances- 
tors as a member of the Quaker fraternity, he is liberal to all 
religious denominations, and a generous contributor to the support 
of the village church. He is a judicious helper in all educational 
and moral purposes for the good of the community in which he 


lives. In the prime of a matured manhood, his future usefuhiess 
to the town, his associates, and his family, can only be measured 
by the years he may live. He married Effie Seave}^ of Rochester, 
September 20, 1870, and has one child, Gertrude, born June 18, 


The Union Hotel at Gonic was originally a small dwelling- 
house with an addition used as a village store, built perhaps as 
early as 1840. In 1854, and perhaps before, Enoch W. Gray 
occupied it as a dwelling and store. He sold it to Downing Varney, 
who some time prior to 1860 sold it to Moody Cavender. Cavender 
used it as a boarding-house for factory operatives till 1861, when 
he enlarged the buildings, and opened the " Union Hotel." After 
three or four years he sold to his brother-in-law, John W. Varney, 
who further enlarged and improved it, continuing it as a hotel 
and boarding-house until his death, October 1, 1877. Varney was 
a jovial, genial-hearted man, witty and bright, and made the house 
very popular. After his death it had John E. Meader, Frank 
Drew, and John W. Foss as landlords at different times. In 
December, 1881, the Gonic Manufacturing Company bought the 
property, and have since used it principally as a boarding-house, 
still keeping it open as a hotel. Since they took the house. Phi- 
lander Varney has been the landlord, and has a well-earned rep- 
utation for hospitality. 

A postoffice was established at Gonic, January 28, 1851, with 
Charles S. Whitehouse as postmaster. His successors in office 
have been as follows : — Downing Varney, appointed December 
27, 1856 ; Henry W. Locke, August 2, 1861 ; E. F. Whitehouse, 
March 13, 1862; Charles S. Whitehouse, October 2, 1865; Frank 
H. Gray, July 29, 1885; and Charles M. Home, May 13, 1889. 
The gross receipts of this office from March 5 to June 30, 1851, 
were §36.75; from July 1 to September 30, 1889, S148.56. In 
1889 there were received at this office the following pei'iodicals : — 
21 dailies; 317 weeklies; 27 monthlies; and 100 transient. 



A saw and grist mill was built here by the early settlers, and 
owned in twenty-four shares of a day's work each. In 1825 Ste- 
phen Shorey (p. 282) began running the mill. He had married a 
Corson, and the Corsons and Shoreys together owned several 
shares. The mill was a good deal run down, and many of the 
owners valued it but little. Jeremiah H. Woodman bought up a 
majority of the shares and compelled the rest to repair. He then 
sold to the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, and they bought 
out the other owners. About 1834 they let it to Abram Folsom, 
who began the manufacture of chairs. Deacon Shorey, who had 
built a new saw and grist mill in 1836, bought out Folsom's lease 
in 1845, and continued the chair business for about twenty years, 
making from three to four thousand chairs a year. In 1855 the 
mill was burned, and by permission of the Great Falls Company, 
Deacon Shorey rebuilt, owning the building himself. The new 
mill was three stories high and one hundred and four feet long. 
In 1862 it was changed into a cotton mill, of which Shorey owned 
one half, but sold soon after. The business was carried on by 
Oren W. Davis, Hatch Downs, and Charles W. Willey. When 
cotton went up in war time, they sold what they had and began 
on woolens, but not succeeding, sold out to the Cocheco Company 
in 1868. Stephen Shorey built another saw-mill further down 
the river in 1862, which he soon after sold to the same company. 

John Hall and I. W. Springfield built a mill on the Maine side 
of the river, about 1850, beginning with one set of machinery. 
After a few years Mr. Hall left, and Mr. Springfield continued 
the business, increasing the machinery to three sets, and was burnt 
out in 1857. 

When Stephen Shorey came here in 1825, the only house in 
East Rochester was that of Elijah Tibbitts. At his death in 1879, 
it had become a thriving village of six hundred inhabitants. 

Stephen Shorey had a " country store " in his house as early 
as 1843. In 1864 he built a store which he sold in 1867 to 
Shackford Hart. He was followed in 1869 by Mr. Swett, who 
sold after one year to James Walker, from Great Falls, who is 
doing a large business. Stephen Shorey also opened a grocery 
store in 1853, and was followed by Charles W. Brown who sold 


to Herbert T. McCrillis in 1881. George L. Hayes opened a 
grocery store as agent for F. Aj^er & Co. of Boston about 1877. 
In 1887 Mr. Hayes built a store and has a flourishing business. 
The old stand is occupied by Abbott & Webber. A drug store 
was opened in 1877 by Stephen F. Shorey. In 1879 E. L. Faunce 
began business in dry and fancy goods, which his widow contin- 
ued till 1885, and then sold to A. L. Richards. Mrs. Annie S. 
Smith from Farniington opened a millinery shop in 1888. H. 
Kimball had a fruit and confectionery store which he sold to W. 
W. Sinclair in 1887. 

A. S. Towle set up the business of carriage and sleigh making 
in 1880. In 1888 Jennings & Stevens from Epping came to East 
Eochester and started a box-shop and general lumber business. 
They use about a thousand feet a day for boxes. 

In the fall of 1873 the citizens of East Rochester met at Eben 
Varney's store, and decided to build a shoe-factory, with shares at 
one hundred dollars each. Eben Varney, Stephen Shorey, and 
Bryant Peavey took five shares each, and John W. Tibbetts three 
shares. Other subscribers increased the number to fifty-six, fifty- 
one of which were eventually paid in. The building was erected 
the following spring, at a cost of $8,688.73. About a year later 
Manny & All of Boston hired it with the understanding that they 
should have it rent free for five years, provided they would stay 
so long, and carry on a certain amount of business. But after 
running about six months they failed, and the building lay idle 
for nearly three years. In October, 1878, John D. Fogg of Spring- 
vale, Me., and Henry J. Vinal of Boston, Mass., bought the concern 
for $2,500, and began the manufacture of Alaska boots, employing 
about fifty hands. The pay-roll was then about §2,000 a month, 
and rose to $8,700 a month in 1888. The business of the first 
year was $80,000 ; for 1888 it was $260,000. In 1883 the building 
was enlarged one third, and $20,000 worth of new machinery put 
in. In November, 1888, a business connection was made with 
E. & A. Mudge of Boston. In the Fall of 1889 the factory was 
closed, and the business removed to Springvale, Me. 

John D. Fogg was born at Deerfield, March 1, 1842; married, 
October 19, 1870, Phebe S. Veazie of Quincy, Mass. He was for 
several years in the shoe business at Springvale, Me., before coming 
to East Rochester. He has built eight houses in this village, which 
owes much to his enterprise and energy. 




In 1862 John Hall caDie to this village, and after some talk 
with Stephen Shorey it was settled that Shorey should build a 
mill, and Hall would hire the building and put in woolen ma- 
chinery. Mr. Shorey had long entertained a hope that a woolen 
mill might be in successful operation here, and had tried to per- 
suade I. W. Springfield to locate in this place instead of Wolfe- 
borough. Shortly after the conversation with Mr. Hall he began 
work on. the canal, and having erected the building now known 
as No. 1 Mill, Mr. Hall hired the same for a term of ten years, 
and i)laced therein four sets of woolen machinerv. In November, 
1862, the machinery was put into the mill; the first wool was 
carded in December; the first loom started January 1, 1863, and 
in February the first finished goods were sent to market. 

At this time Samuel B. Rindge, of the firm of Parker, Wilder 
& Co., Boston, suggested to Mr. Hall the idea of forming a stock 
company. After consultation with N. V. Whitehouse of Gonic, 
it was decided to carry this suggestion into eflfect, and a com- 
pany was formed, consisting of John Hall, N. V. Whitehouse, 
S. B. Rindge, C. S. Whitehouse, E. F. Whitehouse, Larkin Har- 
rington, and Jonathan Overand. On petition of the above-named 
gentlemen, the Legislature granted an act of incorporation to carry 
on the woolen business under the name of the Cocheco Woolen 
Manufacturing Company. Their first meeting was held in the 
little old counting room on July 30, 1863, to accept the act of 
incorporation, which was passed June 24, and to adopt by-laws, 
elect oflicers, etc. N. V. Whitehouse, John Hall, and S. B. Rindge 
were chosen directors; Benjamin Phipps, of the firm of Parker, 
Wilder & Co., treasurer; and Larkin Harrington, clerk. The 
first annual meeting was held November 19, at which the officers 
and stockholders were all present. The report showed that dur- 
ing the year they had purchased of Stephen Shorey the mill and 
all the stock and fixtures, together with much of the land whereon 
the ])lant now rests. After the meeting adjourned they repaired 
to the boarding-house kept by Mrs. Maria Parshley, and sat down 
to their first annual dinner. Of those present that day, only three 


are now living, John Hall, C. S. Whitehouse, and Benjamin 
Phipps, the latter of whom has been elected treasurer for twenty- 
six consecutive years, and has been present at every annual meeting. 
This can be said of no other officer or stockholder. Col. C. S. 
Wliitehouse is the only one of the original seven who retains an 
interest in the mills, Mr. Hall having sold out several years ago. 

Jonathan Overand and E. F. Whitehouse were both removed 
by death in the month of August, 1865. Mr. Overand was killed 
by falling from an open door-way in the attic of the mill, a heavy 
warp beam, which he was rolling to the door, falling with him. 
He lived but two hours after being taken to his home, and his 
was the first grave dug in the new cemetery at Rochester. 

Mr, Whitehouse was drowned near the Isles of Shoals on the 
28th day of the same month (p. 366). X. V. Whitehouse died 
at his home in Gonic, ]S"ovember 21. 1878 (p. 364). 

Samuel B. Rindge, the principal owner, died at his home in 
Cambridge, Mass., May 3, 1883, of congestion of the brain. Mr. 
Rindge was born in that city December 26, 1820, and when but 
sixteen years of age entered the employ of Parker, Blanchard & 
Wilder of Boston, and by close application to work, and faithful- 
ness to the interests of his employers, he was admitted as partner 
in the concern. At the time of his death he held many important 
and responsible positions in the business world. He was a man 
of sterling qualities and untiring industry. His judgment in busi- 
ness aftairs was seldom at fault, and his advice was much sought 
after by others. He was honest and faithful in the discharge of 
every duty which lay before him, and true to every obligation 
which he assumed. To all men he was ever kind and courteous, 
and the humblest workman always found in him a friend. He 
was truly a benefactor to the poor and unfortunate, and no more 
sincere mourners at his death were found than among the oper- 
atives in the Cocheco Mills. At the time of his death he had 
accumulated a property estimated at one and one half millions. 

Larkin Harrington died at his home in Lexinsrton, Mass., August 
7, 1886. He was born at that place April 17, 1826. I^Tovember 
22, 1864, he married Miss Elizabeth L. Cheslev of Rochester. 
Mr. Harrinsfton came to East Rochester in the sinnnof of 1863, 
and, as already stated, was elected clerk of the company. He took 
a lively interest in educational, moral, and religious works. He 
was the postmaster in this village during a part of 1870-71. In 


1865 he built the house where J. D. Fogg now resides. On ac- 
count of poor health he resigned the position of clerk and pay- 
master of the Cocheco Woolen Manufacturing Company in No- 
vember, 1874, and at the annual meeting on the 19th of that 
month, Sidney B. Hayes was elected to that position, which he 
still holds. In 1864 the company built No. 2 Mill, of brick, and 
put in four more sets of machinery, which were put in operation 
in January, 1865. Prior to this time many of the tenement houses 
had been built, but owing to an increase of their work it was 
thoucrht best to build more, and offer inducements to overseers and 
help to build houses of their own, as dwelling-houses in the village 
were very scarce at that time. In 1868 they iitted up the saw-mill 
and chair-factory which they bought of Stephen Shorey in 1863, 
and added still another four sets of machinery. This is known 
as No. 3 Mill, and the work carried on is carding, spinning, and 
weaving, the finishing being done at No. 2 Mill. At the head 
of the canal is also situated the box factory and planing-mill, where 
are made the boxes, or cases, in which the goods are shipped. 
Since No. 3 Mill was put into operation six more sets of ma- 
chinery have been placed in Nos. 1 and 2 Mills, making eighteen 
sets in all. One hundred and six broad looms are employed to 
do the weaving. On the class of goods now manufactured about 
nine thousand pounds of the finished product are turned oiF weekly. 

John Hall held the position of agent from the organization of 
the company until July, 1875, when he resigned, and C. S. White- 
house was appointed in his place. During the time Mr. White- 
house was agent many improvements were made about the grounds 
and buildings. The row of fine maples on Front street was set 
out under his direction, making the street one of the most beau- 
tiful in the village. Mr. Hall went abroad, and was gone five 
years. On his return May 5, 1880, he was again appointed agent, 
Mr. Whitehouse having resigned some time previous. Mr. Hall 
held the position this time but two years, resigning July 31, 1882, 
and Charles E. Manson was appointed in his place, having served 
two years as superintendent. Thomas H. Gotts was superinten- 
dent under Mr. Manson until January 1, 1884, at which time 
Everett M. Sinclair was elected to that position, which he still 

In 1884 the company built the new brick counting room which 
th ey now occupy, and in 1886 the large brick weaving shed was 














erected. The roof is self-supported, so that the weave-room pre- 
sents an uninterrupted view 168X72 feet. 

There are six persons now employed by the company whose 
names appeared on the first pay-roll, in January, 1863, and are 
.as follows: — Francis Gotts, Richard Bocock, Charles A. Jones, 
Lavina (Knipe) Smith, Clara Gotts, and Mary J. Rogers. Francis 
Gotts and Charles A. Jones have never left the employ of the 
company from that time to this, and the others have only been 
out for a short time. The first pay-roll contained sixty-seven 
names and amounted to $1,000 for a month. It now contains 
two hundred and twenty-five names, and for the same length of 
time amounts to $6,700. 

The first overseers were as follow's : — Carding, Thomas Ingham ; 
spinning, James G. Jones; weaving, Jonathan Overand; dyeing, 
Charles F. Parker ; finishing, John Ash worth ; w^ool-sorting, Fran- 
cis Gotts. At the present time they are as foUow^s : — Carding, 
W. H. Adams and W. H. Loud ; spinning, J. R. Agnew and 
Corydon Sleeper ; weaving, S. T. Sinclair and G. E. Manson ; 
finishing, F. R. Bean ; dyeing, J. O'Donnell ; dressing, E. H. 
Davis; sorting, Francis Gotts ; picking, Andrew McElroy; repairs, 
Joy W. Barker. 

On January 1, 1887, the Rindge Relief Fund was established. 
This was the generous gift of Frederick H. Rindge, son of S. B. 
Rindge, who, on the date above mentioned, placed in the hands 
of trustees elected by the operatives, the sum of $5,000, wdth a 
promise to add $1,000 annually, so long as the conditions mentioned 
in a circular, w^ere adhered to. The conditions were that all opera- 
tives in the employ of the company at that time, and who from 
that time should live virtuous, temperate, and industrious lives, 
and from any cause should be unable to earn the necessities of 
life, should receive benefits from the fund. The trustees elected at 
that time were F. W. Corson, S. T. Sinclair, and Thomas Ingham. 

In the summer of 1887 the company fitted up the old counting 
room for a readino; room and librarv, and ^ave the free use of 
same, furnishing fuel for heating, so long as it should be used for 
the purpose above mentioned. The counting room was built in 
1866, shortly after ISo. 2 Mill was completed, and when the new 
brick ofiice was built in 1884 the old one was hauled to Main street, 
opposite the Glendon House, and contains as fine a reading room 



and library as is often found in larger places. It is supported by 
the public. 

The company have eight single and thirteen double tenements, 
and two blocks containing eight and four tenements each. 

The Glendon House was opened at East Eochester in July, 1878, 
by John W. Tibbetts, the present proprietor. Ten years later he 
enlarged, putting in steam and other modern improvements. 

A postoiRce was established at East Rochester, June 2, 1863, 
and Stephen F. Shorey appointed postmaster. His successors in 
office have been as follows : — Moses S. Hurd, appointed April 13, 
1865 ; S. S. Hart, July 8, 1867 ; Larkin Harrington, December 22, 
1870 ; James Walker, May 16, 1871 ; A. H. Deland, September 1, 
1885 ; Alphonso D. Gerrish, July 2, 1886 ; and Willis W. Sinclair, 
March 19, 1888. The revenue of this office for the first year was 
$84.99. In one quarter of 1889, there were sold $229 worth of 
stamps ; 107 money orders were sent, amounting to $955 ; and 97 
postal notes were issued. 


Besides the man}- large manufactories, five hotels, four railroads, 
four banks, and three postoffices, accounts of which have already 
been given, the following summary, though far from exact, will 
serve to give a general impression of the business of Rochester 
in 1890. Including the three villages, there are six dry goods 
stores ; seven for millinery and fancy goods ; five for merchant 
tailoring, clothing, and gentlemen's furnishings; five boot and 
shoe stores; seventeen groceries; six meat markets; one fish 
market ; three bakeries ; three restaurants ; three fruit and con- 
fectionery stores; one candy manufactory ; two carpet stores; two 
hardware stores; two tin shops; several variety stores; five drug 
stores; three jewelers; three dealers in coal, wood, hay, etc.; two 
ice dealers ; three laundries ; two photographers ; two harness 
shops; one marble and monument shop; three express compa- 
nies; and seven livery stables. These various establishments rep- 
resent an annual business of not less than a million dollars. 
Add to these the farming, banking, railroad, and various manu- 
nfacturing interests, and the annual business of the whole town 
cannot fall short of three or four millions. 



" The freeman casting with unpurchased hand 
The vote that shakes the pillars of the land." 

"The crowning fact, 
The kingliest act 
Of Freedom, is the freeman's vote." 

We are told that our fathers came to found " a church without 
a bishop, a state without a king," but evidently neither church 
nor state can exist without some supreme authority from which 
there is no appeal. Under God, whom they regarded as king of 
kings both in church and in state, our fathers considered the 
people themselves as supreme. They acknowledged no man or 
body of men as their rulers. They permitted no authority to 
come between themselves and God. The church was their model 
for the state. As to thera the highest and only human authority 
in the Church was the local congregation of believers, so the 
highest and only authority in the State was the Town Meeting. 
Not Presidents, Governors, Judges, Legislatures, nor Congress, 
but the People in their local meetings possess the supreme power 
in our land. The town meeting is the only pure Democracy. 
It is the fountain head of all law and authority in the IsTation. 
So while good citizens look with abhorrence on all attempts to 
subvert justice in courts of law, or to change state or national 
legislation by bribery or other corrupt methods, they are more 
indignant to see the votes of the people in town meeting tam- 
pered with by purchase, fraud, or intimidation. This is high treason 
against the sovereignty of the people. As loyal subjects bare the 
head in presence of their king, so all loyal citizens of our free 
Republic should reverently recognize the majesty of the people 
assembled to exercise their kingly rights in the town meeting. 

The design of this chapter is to present the sovereign edicts of 
the town of Rochester in the election of principal officers, and in 


votes upon subjects of special importance to Town, State, or Nation. 
The political bias of tlie town from time to time is perhaps best 
shown by a statement of the votes at each presidential election. 
In 1788 New Hampshire was entitled to five electors. The people 
were not yet divided into parties. There were no nominating cau- 
cuses, and consequently little or no concert of action. The vote 
of the State was so scattered that there was no choice, and the 
electors were chosen by the Legislature. Rochester cast thirty 
votes, all of which were for John Sullivan, General Bellows, Gen- 
eral Stark, General Reed, and General Cilley. Sullivan and Bel- 
lows were among those elected by the Legislature, and all the 
electors voted for Washington and Adams. The small vote of 
Rochester was not wholly owing to unanimity of feeling for Wash- 
ington, but to the fact that there were no working political organ- 
izations. In voting for governor this same year the town had 
cast 378 votes. It was not until the sixth Presidential election 
that the vote for electors nearly equalled the Governor vote in 
this town. There was no political excitement before the elections, 
and but little allusion to the subject in the newspapers. In 1792 
New Hampshire had six electors. The Rochester vote was : — 
Judge Thompson, 52 ; John McDuffee, 53 ; President Bartlett, 53 ; 
General Bellows, 52; John T. Gilman, 45; Col. T. Badger, 28; 
and General Cilley, 23. There was no choice and a second trial 
took place November 12, when Rochester cast 22 votes each, for 
President Bartlett, John T. Gilman, Benjamin Bellows, Jonathan 
Freeman, John Pickering, and Ebenezer Thompson. Again there 
was no choice, and the Legislature appointed the six just named, 
all of whom voted for Washington and Adams. In 1796 the 
"Republican" and "Federal" parties had become somewhat 
organized although party lines were not strictly observed. The 
Rochester vote stood as follows: — Ebenezer Thompson, Esq., 63; 
General Bellows, 26; Governor Gilman, 26; Oliver Peabody, 14; 
Timothy Farrar, Esq., 21; Joseph Badger, Jun., 16; Christopher 
Tappan, Esq., 9; Bezaliel Woodward, Esq., 8 ; and John Godard, 
Esq., 1. The last five of these were elected and voted for John 
Adams and Oliver Ellsworth. For the Presidential election of 
1800 no vote of this town is on record. In 1804 the electors 
chosen for New Hampshire voted for Thomas Jefferson and George 
Clinton, the Republican candidates, and the vote of Rochester was, 


Republican, 104; Federal, 24. In 1808 the state vote was given 
to the Federal candidate, Charles E. Pinckney, but Rochester 
voted 189 Republican, and 61 Federal. In 1812 New Hampshire 
chose eight electors who voted for De Witt Clinton, the Federal 
■candidate. Rochester cast 218 Republican, and 77 Federal votes. 
In 1816 the vote of the State was given to the Republican candi- 
date, James Monroe. Rochester voted 205 Republican, and 56 
Federal. The time of the ninth Presidential election, in 1820, 
has been called the " era of good feeling," the whole electoral 
vote being cast for James Monroe, except that of Governor Plumer 
of New Hampshire, who voted for John Quincy Adams. He 
explained his course by saying it was not from any dislike to 
Monroe, but because he wished to prevent any other man than 
"Washington ha\Hng the compliment of a unanimous vote. In 
Rochester five candidates on the Republican ticket received 69 
votes each ; William Plumer had 48 ; David Barker had 65 ; while 
on the Federal ticket, Moses Hale had 20, William Hale 19, and 
the rest one vote each. In 1824 John Quincy Adams received 
the vote of New Hampshire, and the 73 votes of Rochester were 
all cast for the Adams ticket. In 1828 the question was Adams 
or Jackson, and there was more violent partisanship than ever 
before. In Rochester the Adams party opened the " glorious 
Fourth " with a salute of thirteen guns. Then a procession under 
William G. Webster as marshal, escorted by the Artillery Com- 
pany under Capt. William Ilurd, marched to the old meeting- 
house on the common, which had been profusely decorated for 
the occasion. Hon. Nathaniel Upham was president of the day. 
The exercises were opened with prayer by the Rev. Isaac Willey, 
and were interspersed with select pieces of music. The "Decla- 
ration" was read by John P. Hale. Hon. David Barker, Jr., 
delivered an oration, afterwards published, in which he reviewed 
the issues of the day, and the past and present condition of polit- 
ical parties. The celebration closed with a sumptuous dinner at 
Lowell Kenney's hall, followed by toasts and speeches from almost 
everybody in Rochester, Barrington, and Farmington. The Adams 
party carried the State, and though Rochester had voted for the 
Jackson party by twenty majority in March, the Presidential vote 
was 227 for Adams and 225 for Jackson. In 1832 the parties 
had become definitely organized as Whigs and Democrats. The 


State went for Jackson, and the Eochester vote was 239 Demo- 
crat; 165 Whig. In 1836 there was very little interest, less than 
half the voters taking part. Both State and town went Democratic, 
the Rochester vote standing 175 for Van Buren, and 22 for Har- 
rison. In 1840 came the exciting campaign of "log cabin and 
hard cider " memories, resulting in the usual Democratic victory 
in the State, but carrying the town 263 for Harrison against 229 
for Van Buren. From this time the slavery question began to be 
a prominent political issue. In 1844 the State went for Polk, 
and the Rochester vote was Polk, 217; Clay, 215; and Birney, 39. 
In 1848 the state vote was for Lewis Cass, Rochester voted 
Democrat, 195; Whig, 147; Free Soil, 37; and Independent Dem- 
ocrat, 9. In 1852 Franklin Pierce received the vote of the State, 
and Rochester cast 269 votes for Pierce, 206 for Scott, and 64 
for Hale. In 1856 the Democrats failed to carry the State for 
the first time in twenty-five years, and from that time to the present 
Kew Hampshire has voted for a Republican President. The 
Rochester vote was 392 for Fremont, 309 for Buchanan, and 4 
for Fillmore. Since then the Presidential votes in Rochester have 
been as follows:— In 1860, Lincoln, 376; Douglas, 268; Breck- 
inridge, 22; Bell, 2. In 1864, Lincoln, 404; McClellan, 343. In 
1868, Grant, 479; Seymour, 318. In 1872, Grant, 456; Greeley, 
340; Black, 20; O^Connor, 1. In 1876, Hayes, 669; Tilden, 556. 
In 1880, Garfield, 806; Hancock, 583; Weaver, 34; Prohibition, 3. 
In 1884, Blaine, 864 ; Cleveland, 615 ; St. John, 30 ; Butler, 18. In 
1888, Harrison, 748 ; Cleveland, 783 ; Fisk, 29 ; Belva Lockwood, 2. 
The following item from the "Rochester Courier" of October 
5, 1888, is worthy of preservation in the political history of the 
town : — 

" Names of persons now residents of Rochester who voted for William H. 
Harrison for President in 1840: — Elijah Brock, Eli Beede, Joseph Blaisdell, 
Charles Bragdon, Joshua N. Gate, Jacob Clark, Sylvester Clark, Horatio G. 
Corson, James H. Corson, Zimri Corson, Michael E. Corson, John Crockett, 
Amasa Dame, John Estes, Hanson Evans, Solomon Evans, Thomas Fall, John 
Folsom, Edmund Frye, Charles H. Furbush, John S. Gilman, Wentworth Good- 
win, Ephraim Hammett, Joseph M. Hanson, Samuel S. Hart, Charles T. Hart- 
ford, David Haves, William Hodsdon, George W. Hodsdon, Charles Hurd, 
Jonas Hurd, Locke Howard, Lewis F. Home, Joshua R. Howard, George 
Jenness, Stephen Jenness, William A. Kimball, George Leighton, L W. Lougee, 
A. W. Mason, John McDuffee, Daniel Meader, Asa Meader, Tobias Meader, 
Bidfield Meserve, Larkin B. Moulton, James T. Nutter, John L. Nutter, Alphonso 
J. Nutter, Willard Nutter, Locke Otis, James Page, Francis Plummer [died 
before the election in 1888], PI, N. Plummer, John Price, James Quimby, 


Richard Togers, Samuel R., Roberts Ichabod Rowe, David J. Sanborn, Joseph 
B. Sayward, Hiram AV. Scruton, Nathaniel Shorey, John O. Sleeper, John L. 
Swayne, Israel Tuttle, Eben Varney, Moses Wallitigford, Fliram Wallace, John 
Whipple, Warren Wadleigh. 

" Mr. George 15. Roberts, who furnishes the above list of names of 1840 vet- 
erans, although himself active and interested in the campaign at that time, 
lacked one month of being old enough to vote. Mr. Daniel Legro, also active 
in that campaign, lacked sixteen days of being a voter, but both may well be 
recorded with the veterans. Judge Edgerly and E. J. Mathes voted for Van 
Buren in 1840, but both will vote for (Jeueral Harrison in 1888. There may 
be others of the same kind. We doubt if any town in the State can furnish 
more names of 1840 voters than the above." 

The Consrressional elections occasioned little interest and no 
excitement in the early history of the town. For ten years after 
the adoption of the Federal Constitution, the highest vote for 
Members of Cono-ress was 83, and the averag^e vote was much 
less. As early as 1786, the Governor vote was 378 ; yet as late 
as 1800, at an election to fill a vacancy, the highest candidate for 
Member of Congress received only 13 votes. It was not till about 
1812 that candidates for Congress began to receive the full vote of 
their respective parties. Owing to the lack of organization there 
was frequently no election of the full number of Representatives. 
Eesignations were not unusual also, so that the people were often 
called together for special elections to fill vacancies. 

The general trend of political feeling in Rochester is seen in 
the Presidential votes alread}^ given. It was only as the anti-slavery 
conflict began to take form, gradually rousing the stolid and the 
inditferent to earnestness and activity, that political interest largely 
centered on the Congressional elections. In 1843 John P. Hale, a 
son of Rochester, was one of the Representatives elected to Con- 
gress by the Democrats. But when that party gave their support to 
the annexation of Texas and the extension of slavery, he refused to 
vote with them. Consequently at the next election in 1845, they 
threw him overboard and nominated John Woodbury in his place. 
Hale became the candidate of the Liberty party, but after three 
trials the State was unable to elect any of the candidates, and the 
seat remained vacant through the next Congress. In 1843, when 
Mr. Hale was the regular Democratic candidate, he received 141 
votes in Rochester, being eighteen less than the others on the same 
ticket. At the regular election in March, 1845, the highest Whig 
candidate received 175 votes, the highest Democratic candidate 211, 
and Hale 177, mostly Democratic votes, which were divided be- 



tween Hale and Woodbur}'. Owing to the split in the Democratic 
party there was no election for this district. Three special elec- 
tions were held with the same result, the Rochester vote being as 
follows: — Sept. 13, 1845, Ichabod Goodwin, Whig, had 98 votes, 
John Woodbury, Democrat, 114, and John P. Hale, Independent 
Democrat, 74; Nov. 29, ]845, Goodwin 147, Woodbury 114, Hale 
86 ; :March 10, 1846, Goodwin 190, Woodbury 183, Hale 81. 

Under the aggressions of the slave power the growing anti-slav- 
ery sentiment was gradually crystallizing into the Republican party. 
In 1848 a public indignation meeting was held in Rochester, at 
which resolutions were passed denouncing the annexation of Texas 
iind the Mexican war as unnecessary and unjust, and declaring that 
Congress ought to grant no further supplies except for the safe with- 
drawal of our troops. These resolutions were published and sent 
to the iSTew Hampshire members of Congress. 

Until 1847 all the members of Congress to which the State was 
entitled were voted for on one general ticket. Since then each Rep- 
resentative District elects its own member. In 1788 ISTew Hamp- 
shire was entitled to three members of Congress; in 1792 the num- 
ber was increased to four; in 1802, to five; in 1812, to six; in 1833 
it was reduced to five; in 1843, to four: in 1853, to three; and in 
1883, to two. Since the voting has been by Districts, the political 
(Complexion of Rochester's Congressional vote is shown in the fol- 
lowing table : — 


































j 238 

I 262 

I 240 


' 317 



' 308 

' 348 

' 311 

1871 ! 466 


1875 , 


1878 November. 






















Until 1793 the chief magistrate of jN"ew Hampshire was styled 
"President." The first state election occurred March 29, 1784, 
and the record of the Rochester vote is in the following words : — 

"It was unanimously voted that the Hon. Meshack Weave, Esq. is chosen 
President of the State to the number of 209 votes." 

Weare is said to have heen unanimously elected by the State. Xo 
distinct separation into organized parties occurred till 1794, when 
the votes were classed as Federal and Republican, the Republicans 
being known as Democrats a few years later, and the Federals 



becoming Whigs. The Eochester vote for Governor iu subsequent 
years, with the party names of the several candidates so far as they 
can easily be given, is as follows : — 






















r George Atkinson, 86. 
} Col. John Langdon, 66. 
(Gen. John Sullivan, 27. 

j Gen. John Sullivan, 376. 
] George Atkinson, Esq., 2. 
( Jolm Sullivan, 249. 
I Judge Livermore, 23. 
^ John Sullivan, 211. 
^ Josiah Bartlett, 1. 

ijohn vSullivan, 131. 
John Pickering, 131. 
Josiah Bartlett, 1. 

(John Pickering, 189. 

I Col. Joshua Wentvi'orth, 67. 

Josiah Bartlett, 183. Elected. 

Josiah Bartlett, 177. 
(Josiah Bartlett, 261. 
l John Langdon, 1. 

(John T. Gilman, Fed., 197. 
J Elected. 

( Ebenezer Thompson, Rep., 99. 

John T. Gilman, 295. Elected. 

John T. Gilman, 324. Elected. 

John T. Gilman. 267. Elected. 
( John T. Gilman, 302. Elected. 
I Oliver Peabody, Rep., 27. 

John T. Gilmau, 318. Elected. 

^ John T. Gilmau. 165. Elected. 
} Timothy Walker, Rep., 185. 
K John T. Gilman, 62. Elected. 
) Timothy Walker, 278. 
^ John T. Gilman, 86. Elected. 
l John Langdon, Rep., 189. 

( John T. Gilman, 51. Elected. 
I John Langdon, 186. 

j John T. Gilman. 51. Elected. 
I John Langdon, 200. 

\ John Langdon, 256. Elected. 
I John T. Gilman, 35. 

John Langdon, 213. Elected. 

John Langdon, 198. Elected. 
5 John Langdon, 148. Elected. 
I Scattering, 3. 

(Jeremiah Smith, Fed. 

No election by popular vote. Langdon 
was cho.sen by the Senate. 

No election by the people. Sullivan 
was cho.sen by the Senate. 

John Langdon was elected by two 

No election by the people. Sullivan 
was chosen by the Senate. 

No election by the people. Bartlett 
was chosen by the Senate. 

5 John Langdon, 221. Elected. 
I Jeremiah Smith, 82. 

\ John Langdon, 260. Elected. 
(Jeremiah Smith, 71. 
\ William Plumer, Rep., 222. 
"( John T. Gilman, 76. 
No election by the people. Plumer 
was chosen by the Legislature. 





1814. - 


John Langdon, 225. 









(John T. Gilman, 82. Elected. 
"pVilliam Plumer, 261. 

5 .John T. Gilman, 99. Elected. 
'( William Plumer, 234. 

( John T. Gilman, 91. Elected. 
.] William Plumer, 229. 
( John Goddard, 1. 
(William Plumer, 279. Elected. 
■<; James Sheafe, Fed., 74. 
(Scattering, 2. 

r William Plumer, 255. Elected. 
J James Sheafe, 51. 
j Jeremiah Mason, 8. 
[Scattering, 1. 

( William Plumer, 255. Elected. 
) William Hale, 40. 
(^Scattering, 7. 
r Samuel Bell, 154. Elected. 
•^ Samuel Hale, 13. 
(Scattering, 1. 

Samuel Bell, 321. Elected, 
r Samuel Bell, 298. Elected. 
} Nathaniel Upham, 15. 
(Jeremiah Mason, 1. 

Samuel Bell, 295. Elected. 

















\ Levi Woodbury, 269. Elected. 
I Samuel Dinsmoor, 43. 
^ David L. Morrill, 9. 
-( Levi Woodbury, 318. 
( Scattering. 1. 

lection by the people. Morrill was 
by the Legislature. 

\ David L. Morrill, 29 L Elected. 
I Scattering. 8. 

5 David L. Morrill, 170. Elected. 
I Benjamin Pierce, Rep., 83. 

f Benjamin Pierce, 286. Elected. 
i Scattering, " several." 

(, John Bell, Fed., 188. Elected. 
I Benjamin Pierce, 208. 

j Benjamin Pierce, 261. Elected. 
I John Bell, 180. 

(Matthew Harvey, Rep., 241. 
] Elected. 

(Timothy Upham, Fed., 201. 

(Samuel Dinsmoor, Rep., 238. 

( Ichabod Bartlett, Fed., 183. 

C Samuel Dinsmoor, Dem., 242. 
\ Elected. 

(Ichabod Bartlett, Whig, 103. 

5 Samuel Dinsmoor, 216. Elect. 
( Arthur Livermore, Whig, 29. 

( William Badger, Dem., 270. 

f John H. Steele, Dem., 216. 





Scattering, 3. 

William Badger, 219. Elected. 
Joseph Healey, Whig, 112. 

Isaac Hill, Dem., 189. Elected. 
Scattering, 8. 

Isaac Hill, 213. Elected. 
Scattering, 14. 

Isaac Hill, 174. Elected. 
James Wilson, Whig, 272. 
Scattering, 2. 

5 John Page, Dem., 226. Elected. 
( James Wilson, 281. 

( John Page, 223. Elected. 
\ Enos Stevens, Whig, 249. 
( John Page, 219. Elected. 
\ Enos Stevens, 235. 

f Henry Hubbard, Dem. ,192. El. 
■{ Enos Stevens, 154. 
(Daniel Iloit, Abolitionist, 49. 
4 Henry Hubbard, 154. Elected. 
J Anthony Colby. Whig, 106. 
( Daniel Hoit, 52. 




Anthony Colby, 
Daniel Hoit, 05. 

John H. Steele, 176. Elected. 
Anthony Colby, 176. 
Daniel Hoit, 71. 
Anthony Colby, 198. 
Jared W. Williams, Dem., 189. 
(Nathl S. Berry, Free Soil, 70. 
No election by the people. Colby was 
chosen by the Legislature. 

(Jared W . Williams, 219. Elect. 
j Anthony Colby, 222. 
(Nathaniel S. Berry, 86. 

( Jared W. Williams, 242. Elect. 
■< Nathaniel S. Berry, 277. 
( Scatterins:, 2. 



f Samuel Dinsmoor, 2*^, Dem. 

1849. ^ 



220. Elected. 
I Levi Chamberlain, Wliig, 177. 
L Nathaniel S. Berry, 54. 

; Samuel Dinsmoor, 230. Elect. 
Levi Chamberlain, 177. 
Nathaniel S. Berry, 4G. 

i Samuel Dinsmoor, 239. 
Thomas E. Sawyer, Whig, 203. 
John Atwood, Independent, 86. 
No election by the people. Dinsmoor 
was chosen by the Legislature. 

( Noah Martin, Dem., 218. Elect. 
1852. ) Thomas E. Sawyer, 208. 
( John Atwood, lOl. 

( Noah Martin, 274. Elected. 
^ James Bell, Whig, 198. 
(John H. White, Ind., 79. 

f Nathaniel B. Baker, Dem., 299. 

) James Bell, 156. 
l^ Jared Perkins, Ind., 110. 

( Ralph Metcalf , Know Nothing, 
] 358. Elected. 

( Nathaniel B. Baker, 239. 

(Ralph Metcalf, 306. 

^ John S. Wells, Dem., 296. 

(Ichabod Goodwin, Whig, 21. 

election by the people. Metcalf 
was chosen by the Legislature. 

( William Haile, Republican. 
•^ 340. Elected. 

(John S. Wells, 281. 

^ William Haile, 3(j0. Elected. 
} Asa P. Cate, Dem., 266. 


1854. J 








(Ichabod Goodwin, Rep., 363. 
3 Elected. 

(Asa P. Gate, 304. 
( Ichabod Goodwin, 386. Elect. 
I Asa P. Gate, 308. 
(Nathaniel S. Berry, Rep., 340, 
3 Elected, 

( George Stark, Dem., 322. 
(Nathaniel S. Berry, 308. Elect 
) George Stark, 305. 
( Scattering, 8. 

f Joseph A. Gilmore, Rep., 3-34. 
3 Ira A. Eastman, Dem., 378. 
( Walter Harriman, Ind., 8. 
No election by the people. Gilmore 
was chosen by the Legislature. 

j Joseph A. Gilmore, 417. Elect. 
"I Edw'd \V. Harrington, Dem., 339 . 

(Frederick Smyth, Rep.. 383. 
3 Elected. 

( Edward W. Harrington, 307. 
( Frederick Smyth, 384. Elected. 
I John G. Sinclair, Dem., 372. 

(Walter Harriman, Rep., 475. 

) Elected. 

( John G. Sinclair, 354. 
5 Walter Harriman, 501. Elect. 
} John G. Sinclair, 410. 

(Onslow Stearns, Rep., 429. 

3 Elected. 

jjohn Bedell, Dem., 322. 

f Onslow Stearns, 356. Elected. 

I John Bedell, 154. 

\ Samuel Flint, Labor, 241_. 

I Lorenzo D. Barrows, Prohib., 74 

1^ Simon G. Griffin, 1. 

'James A. Weston, Dem., 454. 

^ James Pike, Rep., 358. 
I Albert G. Gummings, Pro., 39. 
(^Lemuel P. Cooper, Labor, 18. 

f Ezekiel A. Straw, Rep., 508. 
I Elected. 

<; James A. Weston, 466. 
I John Blackraar, Prohib., 22. 
^^ Lemuel P. Cooper, 9. 
f Ezekiel A. Straw, 470. Elect. 
J James A. AVeston, 379. 
] John Blackmar, 47. 
(^Samuel K. Mason, Labor, 8. 






















i James A. Weston, 402. 
Luther McCutchins, Rep., 468. 
John Blackmar, 84. 
No election by the people. Weston 
was chosen by the Legislature. 

f Person C. Cheney, Rep., 592. 

Hiram R. Roberts, Dem., 520. 
^Nathaniel White, Prohib., 38. 

r Person G. Cheney, 631. Elect. 
3 Daniel Marcy, Dem., 529. 
(Asa S. Kendall, Prohib., 6. 
f Benjamin F. Prescott, Rep., 
I 657. Elected. 

] Daniel Marcy, 529. 
(^ Asa S. Kendall, 6. 

('Benjamin F. Prescott, 657. 

I Elected. 

I Frank A. McKean, Dem., 496. 

LAsa S. Kendall, 1. 

(Natt Head, Rep., 637. Elect. 

3 Frank A. McKean, 297. 

(Warren G. Brown, Gr'nb'k, 284. 

f Charles H. Bell, Rep., 791. 
I Elected. 

1880. ^ Frank Jones, Dem., 590. 
I Warren G. Brown, 28. 
t George D. Dodge, Prohib., 28. 

'Samuel W. Haile, Rep., 702. 


M. V. B. Edgerly, Dem., 479. 

John F. Woodbury, Gr'nb'k, 28. 

Josiah M. Fletcher, Prohib., 47. 
^Martin A. Haynes, 1. 

("Moody Currier, Rep., 852. 
I Elected. 

1884. ^ John M. Hill, Dem., 620. 

I George Carpenter, Gr'nb'k, 18. 
i^Larkin D. Mason, Prohib., 39. 
f Charles H. Sawyer, Rep., 586. 
I Thomas H. Cogswell, Dem., 784. 
1880. { Joseph Wentworth, Prohib., 36. 
George Carpenter, 4. 
Eben Hilton, 1. 
No election by the people. Sawyer 
was chosen by theLegislature. 

( David H. Goodell, Rep., 733. 
1888. } Charles H. Amsden, Dem., 791. 
( Edgar S. Carr, Prohib., 29. 
No election by the people. Goodell 
was chosen by the Legislature. 

1882. i 


One great cause of complaint against the royal government, and 
which with other causes hastened the Revolution, was the unequal 
representation throughout the Provinces. Some small and newly 
incorporated townships were represented, while many of the older 
and more populous places were refused representation. This im- 
l)ortant privilege depended entirely upon the will of the royal 
Governor, by whom writs were issued at his own pleasure. In 
1758 the people of Rochester petitioned for representation, but 
were refused. Four years later the privilege was granted, as shown 
by the following record : — 

" Pursuant to a presept from the high sheriff of the Province on March 9, 1762. 
a town meeting was held at which Lieut, [afterwards Col.] John McDuffee was 
chosen to represent the town in General Assembly to be convened at Portsmouth 
on Wednesday the 10"' of March instant, and so from time to time during the 
sessions of said house." 

He was chosen not for a single year, but according to English 
custom, to retain the office until the election of a new Assembly 
might be ordered by the Governor, and was regular in his attend- 
ance for several years. 

The last Provincial Assembly convened at Portsmouth, February 
23, 1775, but proving refractory, Governor Wentworth abandoned 
the Province and retired to the Isles of Shoals. James Knowles 
was the Representative from Rochester, To the first Provincial 
Congress, which met at Exeter May 17, 1775, James Knowles and 
Lieut. Jolm McDufFee were Delegates. James Knowles was also 
Delegate to the second Provincial Congress which met December 
21, 1775, and established the first indejyendait govenwient in the Colonies. 
The Constitution adopted by them remained in force till 1784, 
when the new State Constitution took its place. 

In 1792 Rochester first chose two Representatives. In the same 
year Portsmouth had three Representatives. Londonderry and 
Rochester had two each, and no other town in the State had more 
than one. After the incorporation of Milton in 1802 Rochester had 
but one Representative for thirteen years. It then had two again 
from 1816 to 1853. The number was then increased to three for 
ten years. Then four Representatives were chosen from 1865 
until 1872. In 1873 the number was increased to five. In 1874 
town meeting was continued three days, there being no choice of 
Representatives or Selectmen tlie first day. The second day one 



Representative and one Selectman were elected, and it was then 
voted to indefinitely postpone the election of the other four Rep- 
resentatives. In March, 1878, live were elected to the Legislature 
of that year, and in ]N"ovember of the same 3^ear, under the revised 
Constitution, three w^ere chosen to serve two years. Since then 
the number has been live, although six were elected in 1884, but 
only live were allowed to take their seats. 

The following is a complete list of the Rochester Representatives 
to Assemblies and Legislatures from the settlement of the town 
to the present time. 


Lieut. John McDuflee, 1762, May 1775, '82. 

James Knowles, February 1775, May 1775, December 1775, '78, 79. 

Jabez Dame, 1781. 


James Knowles, 1784 to '87. 
Barnabas Palmer, 1788 to '90. 
James Howe, 1791 to '93. '96, '97. 
Aaron Wingate, 1792 to '95. 
William Palmer, 1794 to 1800. 
Joseph Clark, 1798 to 1801. 
Levi Dearborn, 1799. 1802. 
Richard Dame, 1800. '01, '03. 
Beard Plumer, 1802. 
David Barker, 1804 to '06. 
Nathaniel Upham, 1807 to '09. 
John McDnffee, Jr., 1810 to '13, '17. 
James Tebbetts, 1814 to '16, '38, '39. 
Moses Hale, 1816 to '18, '20 to '22. 
Hatevil Knight, is 18, '19. 
William Barker, 1819 to '22. 
Jeremiah H. Woodman, 1823, '24. 
David P.arker, Jr., 1823, '25, '26. 
John Greentield, 1824. 
Joseph Cross, 1825 to '29. 
Jonas C. March, 1827. 
James Farrington, 1828 to '31, '36. 
JNloses Young, 1830, "31. 
John Il.Smilh, 1832 to '34. 
Benjamin Hayes, 1832, '33. 
Jonathan Ilussey, 1834, '35. 
Charles Dennett, 1835, "36. 
William S. Kicker, 1837. 
Louis INIcDuffee, 1837. 
N. V. Whitehouse. 1838, '39. 
John AViiham, 1840, '41. 
A. S. Howard, 1840, '44. 
Jonathan H. Torr, 1841. '42. 

Noah Tebbetts, 1842. 
Stephen M. Mathes, 1843. 
Jacob Smart, 1843. 
Jabez Dame, Jr., 1844, '45. 
Daniel Lothrop, 1845, '46. 
Richard Kimball, 1846, '47. 
N. D. Wetmore, 1847 to '49. 
William Evans, 1848, '49. 
Daniel J. Parsons, 1850. 
Benjamin H. Jones, 1850. 
James C. Cole, 1851, '52. 
Stephen Shorey, 1851, '52. 
James Brown, 1853, '54. 
L. D. Day, 1853, '54. 
J. F. McDuffee, 1854. 
George B. Roberts, 1855, '56. 
Jacob B. Wallingford, 1855, '56. 
Daniel W. Dame, 1855, '56. 
Jacob II. Ela, 1857, '58. 
R. T. Rogers, 1857, '58. 
James Tebbetts, 1857, '58. 
Isaac W. Springfield, 1859, '60. 
John Legro, 1859, '60. 
George W. Flagg, 1859. 
Levi Meader, 1860, "61. 
Micajah H. Wentworth, 1861, '62. 
Franklin McDuffee, 1861, '62. 
Charles S. Whitehouse, 1862. 
James Farrington, 2'', 1863. 
Elihu H. Watson, 1863, '71. 
William Wentworth, 1863. 
John Hall, 1861. 
Benjamin Home, 1864. 



Dudley W. Hayes, 1864, '65. 
Charles K. Chase. 1865. 
Joshua Mckery, 1865, '66. 
S. D. WentwoWh, 1865, '66. 
Alvah M. Kimball, 1866. 
AVilliain Wliiteliouse. Jr., 1866, '67. 
.Cyrus K. Sanborn. 1867, '68. 
Ebenezer (t. Wallace, 1867, '68. 
William Flagg, 1867. "68. 
Larkin Harrington, 1868, '69. 
Joseph X. Hayes, 1869. 
John Crockett. 1869. 
S. Ilussey, Jr.; 1869. 
None sent in 1870. 
Nathan Nutter, 1871. 
Russell K. Wentworth. 1871. 
AVilliam Hand, 1871. 

Edwin Wallace. 1872. 
Charles W. Folsom, 1872, '73. 
Charles W. Brown, 1872, '73. 
Arthur D. Whitehouse, 1872, '73. 
Francis Orr, 1873, '75. 
John W. Tebbetts, 1873, 75. 
Charles F. Caverly, 1874 to '76. 
Osman B. Warren, 1875, '76. 
Larkin B. IVIoulton, 1875, '76. 
Stephen C. Meader, 1876, '77. 
Sidney B. Hayes, 1876, "77. 
Isaac W . Lougee, 1877. '78. 
Joseph M. Hanson, 1877, "78. 
Daniel I\IcDuffee, 1877. "78. 
Noah A. Jenness, 1878. 
Charles Blazo, 1878. 


Noah A. .leuness, 1878. 
AValter S. Standley, 1878. 
Charles Blazo, 1878. 
Wilbur F. Warren. 1880. 
John D. Fogg, 1880. 
Nahum Yealon, 1880. 
John Young, 1880. "86. 
John B. Kelley, 1880. 
Edwin Wallace, 1882. 
Charles S. Whitehouse, 1882. 
Augustine S. Parshley, 1882. 
James O. Hayes, 1882. 
John E. ^Meader, 1882. 

John McDuffee, 1884. 
Sumner Wallace, 1884. 
Edward L. Kimball, 1884, "86. 
Charles E. INIanson, 1884. 
Mesheck T. Drew, 1884. 
Frank W. Corson, 1886. 
Henry L. Home, 1886. 
Nicholas Brock, 1886. 
Benjamin ]M. Flanders, 1888. 
Charles M. Abbott, 1888. 
Charles M. Seavey, 1888. 
Patrick H. Ilartigan. 1888. 
Joseph S. Norris, 1888. 

The first Provincial Convention met at Exeter July 21, 1774. 
Its principal business was to clioose Delegates to the Continental 
Congress at Philadelphia. The second Convention met at the 
same place January 25, 1775, chose Delegates to Philadelphia and 
issued an address to the people. Immediately after the battle of 
Lexington another Convention was held at Exeter in April, 1775. 
In June, 1778 a Convention was held at Concord to prepare a 
State Constitution. This was rejected by the people, and another 
Convention held its sessions in Concord from 1781 until October, 
1783, when the new Constitution was adopted. In 1788 a Con- 
vention was held at Exeter to consider the Constitution of the 
United States. Conventions to revise the State Constitution have 
been held at Concord in 1791, 1850, 1876, and 1889. The fol- 
lowing have been the Rochester Delegates to the several Conven- 
tions : — 



James Knowles, July 177-i, January 
Ebenezer Tebbetts, January, 1775. 
John Plnmer, April, 1775, 78. 
Barnabas Palmer, 1788, '91. 
James Howe, 1791. 
Benjamin II. Jones, 1850. 
L. D. Day. 1850. 
Nicholas V. Whitehouse, 1876. 
Ebenezer G. Wallace, 1876. 

1775, 78, '81 to '83. 

James H. Edgerly, 1876. 
Franklin McDuffee, 1876. 
Charles E. Jenkins, 1876. 
James Farrington, 1889. 
Josiah li. Whittier, 1889. 
Cyrille Pageot, 1889. 
Samuel D. Felker, 1889. 
Frank B. Preston, 1889. 

Tlie following is a complete list of Proprietors' and Town Clerks 
in Rochester. Beginning in 1784 the Town Clerks were Propri- 
etors' Clerks also : — 


Paul Gerrish, 1722 to 1743. 
John Gage, 1744 to 1750. 

John Wentworth, 1751 to 1783. 


Rev. Amos Main, 1737. 
John Bickford, 1738 to '43, '46, '47 
William Chamberlain, 1744, '45. 
Isaac Libbev, 1748, '49, '51 to '55. 
Edward Tebbets, 1750. 
Jonathan Dame, 1756 to '70. 
Josiah Main, 1771 to 1802. 
Josiah Sherborne, 1803 to '14. 
Joseph Cross, 1815 to '29. 
Charles Dennett, 1830 to '37. 
James C. Cole, 1838 to '50. 
Jabez Dame, Jr., 1851, '52. 
George H. Dennett, f -.ggo tt^a 
Charles Dennett,* ^ ' ' ' • 
Eben J. Mathes, 1855, '56. 
Charles K. Chase, 1857, '58. 
Jeremiah D. Evans, 1859, '60. 


Stephen D. Wentworth. 1861, '62. 
Nathaniel Burnham, 1863. 
Ephraim H. Whitehouse, 
Stephen D. "Wentworth.* 
Joseph H. Worcester, 1865, '66. 
George Fox Guppy, | ^gg^ ,gg 
James J. Meader,* [ ' 

James J. Header, 1869. 
Charles W. Bickford. 1870, 71. 
George S. Lindsey, 1872 to '75. 
Albert T. Colton, 1876 to '80. 
Horace L. Worcester, 1881 to '85 
George D. Lamos. 1886, '87. 
B. Frank Grover, ) 
Elmer J. Smart,* \ 
Fred L. Chesley, 1889, '90 


Before the beginning of this century the annual town meetings 
were almost invariably lield on the last Monday of March. In 
1801 the town debated the question of petitioning the Legislature 
to establish the first Monday as the day for the annual meetings, 
and from 1801 to 1804 they were held on the second Monday. 
Since 1804 they have always been held on the second Tuesday 
of March in each year. 

At the annual town meeting in March the Moderators have been 
as follows : — 

'Appointed by Selectmen to fill unexpired term. 



Timothy Roberts, 1737. '40 to '42. "44, Nicholas Y. Whitehouse, 1838, '50 to '52, 

MG, -49, '50. '53, '54. '5G. 

James Place, 1738, '58, '02. Nathaniel D.AVetmore, 1843, '45, '48, '49. 

John Jenness, 1739. '43. Stephen M. Mathes, 1844, '55. 

John Bickford, 1745. '52, '55. A. S. Howard, 1846, '47. 

Edward Tebbets, 1747, '56. James H. Edgerly, 1853, '54, '65. 
AYilliam Chamberlain, 1748, '59, '63. John Legro, 1857, '58. 

Isaac Libbey, 1751, '57, '60. Kichard T. Rogers, 1859, '60. 
John McDuifee, 1761, '66, 73, 1806 to '11. Nathaniel T. Kimball, 1861. 

John Plummer, 1764. '70, 72, '74 to '77, Charles W. Edgerly, 1862. '63. 

79, "82 to '84, '87 "90 to '94. Ebenezer G. Wallace, 1864, '68. 
James Knowles, 1765, '67 to '69, '71, '80, Noah Tebbetts, 1866. 

'.-5, '86, '88, '89. Edwin Wallace, 1867. 

John Cook, 1778, '81. Charles S. ^Vhitehouse, 1869, '82, '83. 

Jabez Dame. 1795 to '97, 1800. James Farrington, 2^1, 1870. 

Levi Dearborn, 1798, '99, 1802. John F. :\rcDuffee, 1871. 

Moses L. Neal, 1801, '03 to '05. Isaac W. Springfield, 1872 to 74. 

John :McDuffee, Jr., 1812 to '18. Ezra Pray, 1875 to 77. 

Hatevil Knight, 1819. Charles B. Gafney, 1878, 

Moses Hale 1820, '21, '28. John D. Parshley, 1879. 

Jeremiah II. Woodman, 1822. Russell B. Weutworth, 1880. 

Walter B. Knight, 1823 to '27. Henry M. Kelley, 1881, '84, '85. 

James Farrington, 1829 to '36. Osman B. Warren, 1886, '88, '89. 

Lewis :\IcDuffee, 1837, "42. Frank B. Preston. 1887. 

John McDuffee, 3<i, 1839 to '41. Frank H. Orr, 1890. 

Prior to 1878 both state and town elections throughout New 
Hampshire were held together on the second Tuesday of March 
of every year. But since the revision of the Constitution the 
State elections have been held separately and biennially on the first 
Tuesday of ITovember. The Moderators at these State elections 
have been as follows : — 

Henry :M. Kelley, 1878, '84. John D. Parshlev, 1886. 

Charles S. Whitehouse, 1880, '82. Frank B. Preston, 1888. 

Assessors were first chosen in 1738. In 1818 it was voted not 
to choose assessors, and in 1819 Jonathan Dame and James Teb- 
bets were chosen, but afterwards excused from serving. Since that 
time to the present the selectmen have been the assessors, except 
in 1844, when Nathaniel D. Wetmore and Thomas McDuffee were 
appointed. The following is a complete list of assessors in Roch- 
ester : — 

Benjamin Forst, 1738. Paul Tebbets, 1741. 

Samuel Twomblv, 1738, '40. '42, '78. Benjamin Hayes. 1741. 

John Macfee, 1739, "42, '44, '56. Edward Tebbets. 1743. 

John Allen, 1739. Richard Wentworth, 1743, '48, '54, '57. 

Jonathan Copps, 1739. John Layton, 1744, '54. 

John Jenness, 1740, '45, '48. James Place, 1745, '46. 



Joseph Tebbetts, 174:6. '47. 

Alexander llodgdon, 1747. 

Richard Winford, 1749. 

Thomas IJrown, 1749. 

Ichabod Horn, 1750. 

Richard Bickford, 1750, '53, '60. 

Daniel Wingate, 1751. '52, '67 to '72. 

Mark Jenness, 1751, '53. 

John Trickey, 1752, '55. 

William Jenness, 1755. 

William Allen, 1756, '61. 

Richard Xutter, 1757. 

Moses Hayes, 1758. 

Jonathan Ham, 1758, "65. 

Isaac ]\liller, 1759. 

James Knowles, 1759. 

James Rogers, Jr., 1760. 

Ebenezer Chamberlain, 1761, '62. 

Eleazar Colman, 1762. 

William C^hamberlain, 1763, '68. 

Isaac Libbey, 1763. 

David Copps, 1764. 

Wenlworth Hayes, 1764. 

Jabez Dame, 1765, '73, '74, '81. 

John Witherell, 1766. 

Samuel Leighton, 1766, '67, '69 to 

Moses Brown, 1773, '74. 

Barnabas Palmer, 1775. 

William McNeal, 1775. 

Richard Place, 1776, '80, '89. 

Tobias Tworablv, 1776. 

Alexander Hodgdon, Jr., 1777, '80. 

Joseph Pearl, 1778. 

William McDuffee, 1779, '80, '82 to '84. 

Ichabod Corson, 1779, '83 to '86, '90. 

Samuel Xute, 1781, '88. 


John Brewster, 1782. 

James Howe, 1785, '86, '94. 

Jacob Hanson, 1787, 95, '98, 1804, '07. 

David Place, 1787. 

Richard Furber, 1788, '91, '92. 

Samuel Plumer, 1789. 

Daniel Rogers, 1790. 

Aaron Wingate, 1791. 

Paul Libbey. 1792, '93. 

Edward Rollins, 1793. 

Ephraim Kimball, 1794. 

Daniel Dame, 1795 to '99, 1801, '02, '06 

to '10. 
Joseph Plumer, 1796. 
Anthony Peavey, 1796. 
James Hayes, 1797. 
John Murray, 1797, '98. 
Daniel Hayes, 1798. 
Joseph Clark, 1799. 
William Palmer, 1800. 
Richard Hayes, 1800. 
Tobias Twombly, Jr., 1801, '08. 
Jacob McDuffee, 1802 to '04. 
David Barker, 1803. 
Hezekiah Cloutman, 1805. 
Tobias Twombly, 1805. 
Joshua Allen, 1806. 
John Barker, 1809. 
Nathaniel Upham, 1810, '16. ^ 
Jonas C. March, 1811, '13, '17. 
Joseph Sherburne, 1811. 
James Tebbets, 1812, '14, '17. 
John Smith, 1812. 
Hatevil Knight, 1813. 
ISIoses Hale, 1814 to '16. 
Richard Dame, 1815, '16. 

In addition to the regular assessors as given above, the following 
were chosen to take inventories of ratable polls and estates. In 
1767 pasture lands are specially mentioned, and it was voted 
" that the pasture land should be taxed as the law directs, and 
what will pasture a cow be four acres." 

Mark Jenness, 1745. 
Joseph Walker, 1747. 
John Leighton, 1747. 
Isaac Libbey, 1749, '67. 

Ichabod Corson, 1767. 
Samuel Leighton, 1767. 
James McDuffee. 1767. 
Barnabas Palmer, 1773 to '76. 

In 1859 Richard T. Rogers, John F. McDuffee, and Stephen 
Shorey were chosen to make a new valuation of all real estate 
in town. 

From 1727 to 1751 selectmen were chosen by the proprietors. 



Afterwards their meetings were called by their clerk " per order 
of committee," or on petition of proprietors. The town first chose 
selectmen in 1737. The following is a partial list of the selectmen 
of Rochester from the incorporation of the town to the present 
time. In 1740, '44, '62 there were five chosen. The names are 
missing for the years 1782, '84, '96, 1800, '01, '03, '04, '07, '08, 
'09, '24, '26, '27, '29, '36 and '44. 


Francis Matthews, 1727 to '29. 
John Knight, 1727 to "29. 
Paul, 1727 to '31. 
John Downing, 1730. '31. 
Joseph Jones, 1730, "31. 
Timothy Roberts, J 732. 
Benjamin Foss, 1732. 

John Bickford, 1732, '42 to '50. 
Paul Wentworth, 1733 to '41. 
Thomas Millet, 1733 to '41, '51. 
John Wingate, 1733 to '41, '51. 
John (lage, 1742 to '50. 
Joseph Adams, 1742 to '50. 
John Laighton, 1751. 


Timothy Roberts, 1737, '40 to '42, '44, John Plumer, 1760 to ^63, '66, '67, '70, 

'45, "54. '79. 

Stephen Berry, 1737, '64. '68, '69. Jonathan Ham, 1762. 

John Bickford, 1737, '39, '43, '45, '50, John McDuifee, 1764, '66, '74, '75. 

'52, '53, '55, '59. Moses Hayes, 1764. 

John Jenness, 1738 '39, '41, '43, '46, '47, James Knowles, 1765, '67, '71. 

Jabez Dame, 1770, '71, '75, '76, '78, '79, 

'83, '85 to '87. '90. '91. 
John Cook, 1771, '72, '78. 
Samuel Twombly, 1771. 
Ebenezer Tebbets, 1773. '74, '77, '78, 

Samuel Leighton, 1773, '85. 

Benjamin Hayes, 1738. 
John Allen, 1738. 
Paul Tebbets, 1739, MO. 
Edward Tebbets, 1740. '41, '44, '46, '47 

'50, '52 to '54. 
James Place, 1740, '59. '60. 

Richard AVentworth, 1740, '46, '51. '55, Paul Libbev, 1773, '74. 

'62. Barnabas Palmer, 1775,* '76, '77, "80. 

William Chamberlain, 1742, '44, '48, '50. Richard Place, 1779. 

"56 to '58, '72. James Adams, 1780, '86 to '89. 

John Downing, 1742. Samuel Nute, 1780. 

Joseph Tebbets, 1743, '44, '60. Jacob Hanson, 1781, '85, '88, '89. 

Benjamin Forst, 1744. Ebenezer Wentworth, 1781. 

William Jenness, 1745. Aaron Wingate, 1783. 

Isaac Eibbey, 1747 to '49, '51, '53 to '55, John Brewster, 1783. 

'61, '05. John Cloutmau, 1786, '87. 

John Laighton, 1748, '49. Ichabod Hayes, 1788. 

Jonathan Dame, 1751, "62, '63, '66 to '71. Simon Torr, 1789, '90, '92 to '94. 

William Allen, 1752, '53, "62, "03, '68, Edward Rollins, 1790 to '92. 

'69, '72, '75 to '77. William Palmer, 1791 to '95. 

Charles Rogers, 1753, '61. Richard Furber, 1793 to '95, '97. 

Daniel Wingate, 1756 to '58, '65. Richard Dame, 1795, '97 to '99, 1802, 

James Rogers, Jr., 1756 to '58. '05, '14, '20. 

John Trickey, 1759. Beard Plumer, 1797 to '99. 

* To fill out term of John McDuffee, he having gone to the army. 



Jonas C. ^larch, 1798. 

Joshua Allen, 1799, 18(12. 

John Odiorue, 1802, '10. 

John Adisone, 180:. 

John Allen, 1805. 

Jacob McDuffee, 1806, 'JO, '11, '13. 

James Tebbets, 1800, 'J3 to '16. 

Moses Roberts, Jr., 1806, '11, '12. 

Joseph Sherburne, 1810. 

Moses Hale, 1811 to '13. 

Lemuel Meader, 1812. 

Hatevil Knight, 18U. '20. 

David C. Page, 1815. 

Thomas McDuffee, 1815 to "21, '23, '25 

'28, '32. 
John Smith. 1810, '17. 
Jonathan Dame, 2<i, 1817, '18, '21, '22. 
John Plumer, S-i, 1818, '19. 
Harvev Morey, 1819. 
Samuel Rogers, 1821 to '23, '38. 
Charles Dennett, 1822, '25, '28. 
William Hurd, 1823, '25. 
Jonathan Ilussey, 1828, '33, '37. 
Daniel Waldron, 1^30. 
William S. Ricker, 1830. '31, '33 to '35, 

Otis Stackpole, 1830 to '32. 
Henry Tebbets, 1831, '32. 
John Hanson, 1833, '34. 
Edward Tebbets, 2^ 1834, '35. 
John Meader, 1835, '37, '43, '50. 
John F. McDuffee, 1837, '43, '47, '50, 

'61, -62, '70. '71. 
John Witham, 1838, '39, '41, '42. 
William Twombly, 1838, '39. 
Moses Page, 1839, '40. 
Aaron Flagg, 1840, '41. 
Daniel Lothrop, 1840, '41. 
Asa Roberts, 1842, '45, '64, '-65. 
Benjamin Home, 1843, '56. 
Daniel Rogers, 1845. 
Ezra Hayes, 1845. 
James Brown, 1846. 
A. S. Howard, 1846. 
Noah S. Stackpole, 1846. 
Jabez Dame, Jr., 1847 to '49. 
Gershom Home, 1847, '48. 
Richard T. Rogers, ]848, '49, 51, '52. 

'64, '65, '75, '76. 
Charles B. Kimball, 1849. 
James Hurd, 1850. 
Daniel W. Dame, 1851, '52. 

John Legro, 1851, '52, '54, '55. 

John Bickford, 2<^, 1853. 

Lyman Locke. 1853. 

Samuel Tebbets, 1853. 

Jesse Meader, 1854, '55. 

James Tebbetts, 2'^, 1854. '55. 

Jacob H. Ela, 1856. 

Nathaniel Hayes, 1856, '57. 

James M. Fessenden, 1857, '58. 

Joshua Vickery, 1857, '58. 

George Robinson, 1858, "59. 

Samuel Roberts, Jr., 1859. '60. 

Richard McDuffee, Jr., 1859, '60. 

Franklin McDuffee, 1860. 

Simon Wentworth, 1861, '62. 

Walter B. K. Hodgdou, 1861 to '63. 

William J. Roberts, 1863. 

Stephen E. Hayes, 1863. 

Jeremiah D. Evans, 1864 to '67. 

Solomon Evans, 1866, '67. 

Samuel Bickford, 1866, '67. 

Stephen D. Wentworth, 1868, '69, '72. 

John F. Torr, 1868. '69. 

Hanson Evans, 1868, '69. 

Samuel S. Hart, 1870. 

John H. Osborne, 1870, '71. 

Nathaniel Dorman, 1871. 

Samuel F. Page, 1872, '73. 

John S. Calef, 1872. 

Augustine S. Parshley, 1873 to 81, '83, 

'84, '90. 
James Corson, 1873, '74. 
Harrison Hale, 1874 to "76. 
Charles W. Dame, 1877, '78. 
John Greenfield. 1877, '78, '84, '85. 
Herman W. Roberts, 1879, '80. 
Joseph O. LI ayes, 1879 to '81. 
Simon L. Home, 1881, '83. 
William Rand, 1882. 
Dudley B. Waldron, 1882. 
William H. Babb, 1882. 
Charles Estes, 1883, '84. 
John L. Copp. 1885, '86. 
Edward E. Evans, 1885, '90. 
Charles W. Evans, 1886 to '88. 
John W. Meserve, 1886. 
John D. Parshley, 1887, '88. 
Eben Hilton, 1887. 
George L. Haves, 1888, '89. 
Henrv M. Keiley, 1889. 
Daniel F. Jenness, 1889. 
John W. Tebbets, 1890. 

Prior to 1878 the selectmen bud charge of the check-list, with 
full power to regulate the same according to their own judgment 
under the law. Under the revised Constitution special supervisors 


of the check-list are required to be appointed representing both par- 
ties. These have been chosen as follows : — 

Xoah A. Jenness, 187S. Henry F. Walker, 1884. 

"Walter S. Stanley, 1878. Peter Cassidv, 1884. 

Charles I'.lazo, 1878. William T.lake, 1886, '88. 

(■ieorge B. l?oberts, 1880, '82,' 84. Kiley II. Parker, 188G, '88. 

John S. Parsons, 1880, '82. Kichard Cross, 1886, '88. 
William Tobin. 1880, '82. 

Overseers of the poor were first chosen in 1763, after which no 
mention is made of such an office until 1788. The list is as fol- 
lows : — 

Isaac Libbey, 1763. Joseph Plumer, 1794, '95. 

Weutworth Mayes, 1763. Ichabod Corson, 1795. 

Dr. James Howe, 1788, '90. Ichabod Pearl, 1795. 

Jacob Hanson, 1788, '91, '92. Jonathan Ilussey, 1833. 

Richard Dame, 1788. William S. Kicker, 1833, '39 to '41. 

Lt. Eichard Place. 1789, '91 to '95. John Hanson, 1833. 

Dea. Samuel Plumer, 1789. Charles Dennett, 1834 to '38. 

Daniel McDuffee, 1790. John Greenfield, 1834 to '38. 

Moses Home, Jr., 1793. Jeremiah H. "Woodman, 1839 to '41. 

David "Wiugate, 1794. 

Between 1795 and 1833, and since 1841, the selectmen have 
performed the duties of this office. As in other towns, the support 
of the poor was formerly let out to the lowest bidder. A vote to 
that effect is recorded in 1821, In 1826 the subject of a town 
farm began to be agitated, and IsTathaniel Upham and Jonathan 
Hussey were appointed to investigate the matter. Nothing how- 
ever was accomplished until 1831, when it was voted, 103 to 29, 
to buy a farm at a cost not exceeding $2,500, and $500 more for 
stock, furniture, etc, and Thomas McDuffee, Moses Young, and 
Moses Hale were appointed to make the purchase before May 17th 
of the same year. In 1833 J. H. Woodman, D. Barker, Jr., and 
J. H. Smith were appointed to draft by-laws for the regulation of 
the inmates of the almshouse. Their report was adopted pre- 
scribing for various specified misdemeanors, the penalties of solitary 
confinement, or short allowance of food, according to the aggra- 
vation of the offence. The overseer was authorized to build a 
cell for confinement. In 1863 §1,000 was appropriated to enlarge 
the almshouse. About this time the plan of supporting paupers 
by counties instead of towns began to be agitated, and at the 
March meeting in 1867 the several towns were asked to vote upon 


this question. The Rochester vote was 250 ao-ainst and only 14 
in favor. JSTevertheless the plan prevailed, and in 1874 the select- 
men were instructed to sell the town farm at puhlic auction within 
thirty days, reserving the pest house and the burying ground. 
Since that time residents needing temporary aid have been supphed 
at their homes, but those needing permanent help have been taken 
to the county farm. 

The first constable chosen by the town was John Macfee in 
1737, and it was " voted that he shall have five pounds for serving 
when his year is out." The principal duty of this oflice was the 
collection of taxes, and it was very difficult to get the oflice suit- 
ably filled. A fine imposed lor refusal was frequently paid on the 
spot by one who was so unfortunate as to be elected. All suitable 
persons were expected to take their turn unless they could pro- 
cure a substitute, or ofier some satisfactory excuse. In 1781 the 
difiiculty appears to have reached a climax. Simon Torr was chosen 
constable, but was excused from serving " this year." Samuel 
Plumer was chosen, but was "voted out from serving." Elijah 
Varney was chosen and paid his fine, but afterwards the town "for 
a good reason" excused him, and refunded tiie fine. Sanmel Sea- 
vey was chosen and then "voted out." Ithamar Seavey was chosen 
but the vote was reconsidered, and finally, the selectmen were 
authorized to hire a constable, which plan was usually adopted 
thereafter. One great reason of the difficulty of filling the office 
was undoubtedly the constantly changing value of the currency, 
which rendered the adjustment of accounts exceedingh- difficult. 
Constables were frequently behind in their payments, and the town 
instructed their agents to prosecute them. In 1785 the town sued 
Paul Harford, a delinquent collector, and attached twenty-three and 
one half acres of land in the lower part of the village, also his 
dwelling house, and his interest in the land on which it stood. 
This was appraised at |75, and the land at !?8 an acre (p. 129). 
About 1788 the collection of taxes was let out to the lowest bid- 
der. This custom was continued for a few years, and again re- 
vived in 1821, when it was struck off to Ezra M. Drown, at nine 
mills on a dollar. For the next four years Paul Kimball bid it 
ofl", receiving, in 1825, ^20. Sometimes the selectmen received 
proposals for collecting taxes during the meeting, and laid them 
before the town at its close. In 1834 Isaac Twombly was chosen 


collector by ballot, to have §55 for collecting the whole tax, and 
at the same rate for what he should collect. The practice of choos- 
ing a collector in town meeting continued till 1845. They were 
appointed b}' the selectmen from that time until 1884, when the 
• town returned to the old method of choice at the annual meeting. 
In 1885 the pay of the collector had increased to $300, and in 
1887 it was $450. 

In 1800 the warrant for towm meeting contained the following 
article : — 

" To see if the Town will propose or adopt some by-laws and appoint a Com- 
mittee of Police to regulate some disorders that are likely to happen in said 
town, particularly to prevent people from suffering their creatures from disturb- 
ing and wasting the hay and property of travelers and teamsters at and near 
Norway Plains." 

Joseph Clark, Esq., Capt. Thomas Shannon, Jabez Dame, Capt. 
Samuel Storer, and Col. John McDuffee were chosen to prepare 
by-laws, and reported four articles. The first was to prevent horses, 
cattle, swine, or sheep from going at large in the village, under 
penalty of one dollar and fifty cents fine with costs. The second 
was to compel every owner of a dwelling house to keep a good 
and suflicient ladder on or adjacent to his house, under penalty 
of not more than a dollar nor less than twenty-five cents and costs. 
The third forbade two or more persons playing ball or quoits in 
the village under penalty of fifty cents and costs; and the fourth 
provided for obtaining the approval of these by-laws at the Court 
of Common Pleas. A committee of police was appointed to execute 
these by-laws, consisting of Capt. Samuel Storer, Joseph Clark, 
Levi Dearborn, and Moses L. !N"eal. 

As the population of the town increased the need of stricter 
regulations began to be felt. At a special meeting. May 30, 1835, 
the town instructed the selectmen to appoint police ofiicers with 
power to make and enforce all regulations needed for the good 
order of the village. The next day they appointed James Far- 
rington, Charles Dennett, Ivory M. jSTute, John AIcDufiee, Jr., 
Jonathan H. Torr, Benjamin Barker, and Ebenezer C. Blackmar, 
who immediately issued and posted through the town a sheet of 
" police laws," forbidding almost every conceivable misdemeanor 
under severe penalties of fine and imprisonment. Apparently the 
town got more than they bargained for, as in the following March 



they voted " to dispense with all articles in the police laws." After 
a few years, however, a permanent police force was found neces- 
sary. March 13, 1849, $100 was appropriated "to fit up a room 
or rooms at the Town Hall for a bridewell or lock-up," and Edward 
Barnard was chosen keeper. March 12, 1851, it was 

" Besolvcd, that the police officers be provided with suitable badges to be worn 
on town-meeting days, and that they be paid by the town for their services in 
keeping order." 

December 19, 1868, it was voted to establish a police court, and 
to pay the justice SlOO a year. S. D. Wentworth now holds the 
office at a salary of |300. August 28, 1869, the selectmen were 
instructed " to build a lock-up," and $1,000 was appropriated for 
that purpose. This "lock-up" was built in the rear of the Town 
Hall on Wentworth street, and is still in use. The first regularly 
paid police were appointed in 1886. At the present time (1890) 
the chief-of-police is N. L. Berry, with seven subordinates. 

Rochester being a county town built a Court House in 1797 
where Wallace's currying shop now is, near the railroad crossing. 
The lower story was used bj^ the county courts till the division 
of the county in 1840. The second story was the Town Hall. 
The expense of building was met by selling the fourth division 
school lot and a part of the meeting-house lot. This Town Hall 
was first used March 26, 1798, prior to which the town meetings 
had always been held in the meeting-house. In 1802 the town 
voted to paint the Court House " near the color of Capt. Samuel 
Storer's house," which had been recently built and painted cream 
color, and was probably admired as the finest house in the village. 
In 1825 the Court House was repaired by the town at an expense 
of $200. In 1836 the town voted $100 for the same purpose, pro- 
vided the citizens would raise a like amount by subscription. 
After the county had ceased to use it, in 1844, it was voted to 
repair it for a Town Hall. It w^as burned in the night, October 
6, 1849, having been set on fire, it is supposed, out of revenge, 
by some scamp who had been confined in the " lock-up " there. 
For the next two years the annual town meetings were held in 
the freight-house of the Great Falls & Conway Railroad. The 
town voted $1,200 for a town house including a lot, and appointed 
John McDufi:ee, Louis McDuftee, and Eben J. Mathes for building 


committee. They found that a suitable buihling could not be put 
up for less than that sura, besides the lot, and March 12, 1851, it 
was voted to raise $250 to purchase the Silas Wentworth lot, pro- 
vided the citizens would contribute the balance required. The 
hall was built during that summer, and the first meeting was held 
there in September, 1851. In 1852 an appropriation was asked 
for seating it, but the article was dismissed, and tlie same question 
was negatived every year till March, 1855, when $300 was appro- 
priated for seating and lighting. The subject of a new Town 
Hall was broached as early as 1872, and has been discussed, with 
the appointment of various committees of inquiry, from time to 
time ever since. At the March meeting in 1888 the selectmen 
were authorized to hire a sum not exceeding $50,000 for buying 
a lot and building a Town Hall, and a committee was appointed 
to report in May. By the crafty management of the opponents 
of the scheme, the location recommended by the committee was 
rejected, and the whole enterprise was defeated, and the old hall 
of 1851 is still in use. 

An indication of the growing village interests is seen in pro- 
visions for protection from fire. When the first fire engine was 
bought cannot now be ascertained, but we find a vote March 9, 
1813, not to pay any money for an engine. At the same time it 
was voted to abate the taxes of James Waldron, James Witherell, 
and David Barker, who had had buildings burnt. September, 1822, 
it was voted to abate the taxes of David and William Barker " by 
reason of their recent losses by fire." In June, 1836, "the Roch- 
ester fire engine company was enlarged and incorporated." This 
shows that it had been previously organized, probably for some 
years. Firewards are first mentioned in 1838, when eleven were 
appointed : — George Barker, Charles Dennett, John Greenfield, 
A. S. Howard, iSToah Tebbets, James McDufiee, John McDuftee, 
Jr., ]Sr. V. Whitehouse, J. H. Henderson, Paul Kimball, and Rich- 
mond Henderson. At the annual meeting in March, 1845, $400 
was appropriated, and a committee appointed to buy a fire engine, 
provided the citizens would subscribe the same amount. A month 
later the town adopted a recent act of the Legislature relating to 
the appointment of fire engineers. S. M. Mathes was elected chief 
engineer, and John McDufiee, N. D. Wetmore, Jabez Dame, Jr., 


"Watson Hayes, and James Bodge assistants. March 12, 1850, 1400 
was appropriated for a fire engine at Gonic, and §300 for making 
reservoirs at the village. A month after the hurning of Dodge's 
Hotel (p. 487), $500 was voted for a fire engine "to take the place 
of the old one now in use of the Ancient and Honorable Engine 
Company," also $500 for additional hose, and $150 for two reservoirs 
at Gonic. In 1853 the town was asked to abate the poll-tax of fire- 
men, but refused. In 1853, |50 was voted to build an engine house 
at Gonic, and in 1855, $45 to boy a sled for each engine company, 
and two years later $50 for a reservoir. March 9, 1858, the pay 
of firemen was "increased" to $3 a year. Through the efforts of 
Judge Kimball a subscription was raised to buy trumpets for the 
several companies, except the Invincibles, a boys' company, which 
had already received one. These were presented, at a parade of the 
whole fire department, October 1, 1859, and the presentation speech 
was made in the Academy yard, by Edward Sawyer. March 12, 
1861, $400 was appropriated to buy an engine, on condition that 
what more might be needed for the purpose should be raised by 
subscription. Two years later, $500 was voted to buy hose to be 
divided among the several companies, and in 1867 $1,000 was 
appropriated " to lay iron pipe from force-pump of ISTorway Plains 
Company to the Square." By several votes at various meetings 
from 1861 to 1868, appropriations were made to build engine houses 
for the several companies as follows: — $900 for Cocheco Company, 
$900 for Torrent Company N"o. 2, $1,000 for Tiger Company, and 
$1,500 for Torrent Company No. 5 at East Rochester. In 1870 it 
was voted to pay firemen five dollars a year. In 1872, $3,000 was 
voted for a hook and ladder and hose house. In 1877 it was voted 
to reduce the fire companies to forty men each. In 1880, $300 was 
voted for a fire-alarm bell. The next year $500 was voted to buy 
an engine for the use of Tiger Company No. 5. There are now, in 
1890, three engine companies of forty men each, one at each village ; 
Pioneer Hose Company and Resolute Hook and Ladder Company, 
with twenty men each ; Cocheco Hose Company and N^orw^ay Plains 
Company, with ten men each. Fifty-three hydrants are maintained 
at an annual cost of fifty dollars each. Firemen are now paid ten 
dollars a year. 

Village growth and the rapidly increasing population have made 
the subject of water-supply a question of no small importance. 


In 1877 the selectmen were instructed to survey for the introduc- 
tion of water into the villao-e. The records show nothino- further 
until 1880, when a committee was appointed " to consider the sub- 
ject of supph'ing the village Avitli water," At the next March 
meeting $100 was appropriated " to be used by the selectmen in 
sinking an artesian well as an experiment for obtaining a supply 
of water," but nothing came of it. The " Rochester Aqueduct and 
T^^ater Company " was chartered in July, 1877, but did not begin 
work until 1885, and the water was turned on December 1st of 
the same year. The present officers of the company are Frank 
Jones of Portsmouth, president; C. B. Gafney, vice-president; and 
Albert Wallace, treasurer. In 1885 the town voted that the stock 
of this compau}' be exempt from taxation for five years from March 
1, 1886. 

At the annual town meeting in 1890, it was voted : — 

" That the Selectmen be instructed to liire on notes o£ the town from time 
to time so much money as may be necessary for the purpose of supplying Roch- 
ester village with an adequate supply of fresh water, agreeably to the provision 
of Chap. 242 of the Laws of New Hampshire, enacted at the June session of 
1881, not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars, and that Elias F. Smith, 
Ezra Pray, James Farrington, John W. Tebbetts, and Albert W. Hayes be a 
Committee to construct suitable water-works with full power to purchase the 
present water-works if deemed advisable, take deeds and make contracts in the 
name of tlie town, and for said purpose to do and perform all things neces- 
sary, agreeably to the provision of said chapter; also that they shall extend 
said water-works to or construct separate water-works for the villages of East 
Rochester and Gonic as soon as they can obtain the necessary legislation." 

The beginnings of things as shown by the first appointments to 
various offices form a valuable record from which can be seen the 
gradual growth of the town by its increasing wants, or a more 
developed sense of those wants. 

The first tithing-man was John Allen, chosen in 1737 (p. 141). 

The first pound-keeper was Berjamin Fors, in 1737, the town 
voting to build a pomid near his house. In 1786 a pound was 
built near the meeting-house on Haven's Hill, and as late as 1841 
. a new one was built not far from the meeting-house on the com- 
mon (p. 141). The first field-drivers were Ebenezer Brewster, 
William Jenness, and Joseph Tebbets, in 1789. The first "hog- 
reeve" was Thomas Drew in 1747. From 1807 to 1826 one of 
the most frequent subjects of debate at town meetings was the 
question of " excusing swine from wearing a yoke," " such as 


go peaceably on tlie common." Special meetings were held to 
consider this subject, which seems to have occasioned no little 
excitement. Until 1823, however, the excuse was always 
granted. In that year it was voted " not to excuse the inhabitants 
from yoking their swine," thus reversing the former practice, 
besides improving the phraseology. For a few years longer the 
subject continued to be discussed, but the town could never again 
be brought to consent that swine should run at large. 

The first surveyors of highways were John Lay ton, Solomon 
Clarke, and Eleazer Ham, chosen in 1737. 

The first auditors, then called " commissioners," were John 
Jenness, Samuel Twomblj^, and John Allen, in 1737. 

The first committee to hire a school teacher was chosen in 1750^ 
and the first superintending committee in 1809 (pp. 157, 161). 

In 1755 Samuel Twombly was chosen " culler of staves," and 
Ebenezer Place " culler of shingles." ISTo such ofiicers were after- 
wards chosen, except a " surveyor of staves " in 1790. 

William " Mcfee " and Ichabod Corson were chosen " informers 
of who kills deer," in 1759, and this oflace was continued for sev- 
eral years. 

The first parish wardens were Paul Libbey and Richard Place, 
appointed by the toAvn in 1770. 

In the same year the first " fence viewers " were chosen : — 
Daniel "Wingate, Lieut. Stephen Berry, George Willan, Capt. 
Jonathan Ham, and Samuel Laighton. 

The first surveyors of lumber were Morris Ellis, Ens. John 
Burgess, and Silas Dame, in 1785. 

Capt. John Brewster, Jonathan Dame, and Aaron Wingate were 
chosen " lot layers " in 1786. 

In 1795 Joshua Lane was chosen first sealer of weights and 
measures, and Caleb Jackson sealer of leather. 

The first surveyors of brick were Joshua Knight, Ichabod Cor- 
son, Jr., Joshua Hartford, and Howard Henderson, in 1798. 

The first money raised by the town was £150, March 9, 1738. 
The first vote to hire money was January 21, 1745, when a com- 
mittee was appointed to hire £22 to settle an execution against 
the town, and to pa}" for mending the meeting-house windows. 
In March, 1890, the town debt was §52,602.73, and the amount 
raised by taxation was §68,491.89. 


The first public provision for ligliting the streets was at the 
March meeting in 1878, when the selectmen were instructed to pro- 
cure and run lifty street lamps to be placed in the three villages in 
proportion to their valuation, at a cost not exceeding $2,000 (p. 472). 

The first mention of using a check-list is March 13, 1827. The 
following record of the number of names on the check-list at dift'er- 
ent periods shows the gradual increase in the number of voters: — 
1827,491; 1828,522^1831,495; 1834,488; 1838,525; 1843,569; 
1864,917; 1867,1,056; 1868,1,030; 1872,1,198; 1876,1,240; 
1880, 1,683; 1884, 2,032; 1890, about 2,400. 

As a town Rochester has been conservative in action, and not 
easily moved to adopt changes. The disposition of her voters seems 
to have been to " let w^ell enough alone." This is evident from 
some of the preceding as well as following votes. September 13, 
1779, when the plan for a state government was first proposed, 
Rochester gave only one vote in its favor. When tlie sense of the 
people has been taken from time to time on the expediency of re- 
vising the State Constitution, Rochester has most of the time voted 
against it. The Constitutional Convention of 1850 proposed fifteen 
amendments, all of w-hich were rejected in Rochester by a large 
majority. Of the amendments proposed by the convention of 1876, 
all but one were adopted. The seven amendments of 1889 were 
all adopted in Rochester by strong majorities. 

In 1836 the question of dividing Strafibrd county was presented 
in March, and again in ISTovember, and had a large majority in the 
neijative. In March, 1838, the vote on dividincn into three counties 
was 22 in favor and 149 against ; but on dividing into t^^'o it stood 
142 for and 41 against. In March, 1839, another vote was called 
for, which resulted in 165 yeas and 45 nays. 

Sundrv other noticeable votes have been as follows: — N'ovember 
7, 1836, on the expediency of building an asylum for the insane, 92 
yeas and 14 nays. 

March 13, 1836, it was voted 120 to 1 that it is inexpedient to 
authorize the recording of deeds by the town clerk. 

Is^ovember 4, 1854, a vote on abolishing capital punishment stood 
38 in favor to 184 ao:ainst. 

^larch 14, 1848, on the expediency of a prohibitory law^ there 
w^ere 150 yeas to 74 nays. 


March 11, 1851, on the expediency of the Homestead Exemption 
law, yeas 110 and nays 54. 

At this time there were over a thousand voters, and it is notice- 
able in all these votes that a very small proportion of the people 
took interest enough to vote at all. 

The following votes were passed March, 1854 : — 

"Voted to request our Representatives to Congress to oppose any bill for 
organizing any Territories allowiiig Slavery therein, where it is now excluded 
by compact. Voted to instruct our Representatives to the Legislature to vote 
for no person as United States Senator, unless he is pledged to vote against the 
extension of Slavery into territory now free." 

Rochester has been liberal in offering inducements to manufac- 
turers to locate here. At a town meeting Ma}^ 4, 1872, 

"Voted to exempt from taxation any establishment proposed to be erected 
and put in operation in said town within ten years, for the terra of five years, 
for the manufacture of cotton, wool, w^ood, iron, shoes and boots, and any other 
material, provided the capital invested shall exceed one thousand dollars." 

Subsequently more specific votes have been passed from time to 
time, exempting particular firms, under certain conditions, usually 
for a period of ten years. 



" On that shore with fowler's tact 
Coolly bagging fact on fact. 
Naught amiss to thee can float, 
Tale or song or anecdote ; 
Village gossip centuries old, 
Scandals by our grandams told." 

When the farmer having cut and piled his yearly stock of 
wood has gone to his plowing and planting, his thrifty wife 
may Ije seen every sunny day gathering her basket of chips, 
which she values almost more than the armfuls of solid sticks 
with which he has filled her kitchen box. So in writing a town 
history, some chips and knots will be scattered along the path, 
which, though disjointed and incoherent, are yet too valuable not 
to be gathered up. 

The Queen Anne cannon procured by Mr. Main (p. 28) seems 
worthy a brief notice. After thirty years' possession, in 1776 
the gun was demanded back by Col. Evans acting in the name 
of the Committee of Safety. The selectmen refused to give it up, 
as seen by the following letter : — 

" To the Honorable Meshach Weare Esq., President of the General Assembly 
now sitting. 

Sir : We received an order from the Committee of Safety for the Colony of New 
Hampshire, in which we were desired to deliver to Col. Stephen Evans a four pound 
cannon which is in this town to be returned to Piscataqua Harbor, &c. Col. 
Evans applied for said cannon in April last, but without an order. We told 
the colonel we looked upon the cannon to be the town's property, and that it might 
be of service in alarming the country, &c., but still we told him we were wil- 
ling it should be carried where your Honors should think it would answer the 
best end, in case he would give a receipt and promise the value thereof equal 
to what hath been given for other cannon bought for the use of the colony, on 
which the Col. told us he was in no capacity to receive it on that condition, 
and so left it. 

On Saturday, 20th June last. Col. Evans sent again for said cannon, and 
likewise sent the above order. But as the same difficulty subsisted that there 
was at first (there being no person to give a receipt or rather security,) the 
cannon was not delivered. 


The Selectmen acquainted the Committee of Safety for said Town with 
their proceedings relative to the cannon. They justify our proceedings, yet 
thought the cannon ought to be carried wliere it would answer the best end, 
but yet thought our request for the value thereof not unreasonable. 

We would herewith testify our readiness to obey all such orders as we shall 
receive from the Honorable House from time to time, as also our willingness 
with lives and fortunes to bear our proportional part in defending and securing 
'to us the rights, liberties and privileges we are now contending for, &c. 

We are, Sir, Yours, and the Honorable House's most Humble and Obedient 

-TABEZ DAME, ) Selectmen 


WILLIAM ALLEN, ) Rochester. 

Rochester, July 3, 1776." 

From this time the town retained undisputed possession of this 
ancient relic of royalty. It is impossible to trace all its wander- 
ings, in which it seems to have experienced more than the usual 
vicissitudes of earthly afi'airs, — from the minister's to the tavern, 
— from scaring away "the barbarous Indian enemy," to cele- 
bratins: with boomins; voice manv anniversaries of national inde- 
pendence ; — used lirst by one political party and then the other 
to hurl notes of defiance to their foes; — ever faithful through 
good report and evil report; — until, like many a brave soldier, 
its existence was thrown away in a noble cause by the folly and 
recklessness of its commander. 

Originally intended as an alarm gun to summon the people in the 
hour of danger during the Indian wars, it was kept at Parson 
Main's. It was afterwards moved to the Wolfe Tavern (p. 485), 
a place of no small renown, being not merely the only public 
house, but the only store, where not only accommodations for 
weary travelers but stich necessities of life as rum and crockery- 
ware were dispensed to anxious customers. Here the old gun 
for a long time found hospitable shelter, where its powers of loud 
speaking were not over-tested by warlike youths. 

Among the many episodes of its eventful history, we find the 
following: On the day the Electors were to meet in 1840, the 
"Whigs arranged to fire a salute with the old gun. Knowing their 
political opponents would prevent it if possible, they stationed a 
guard around the place where the gun was kept the night before. 
But in spite of all precautions, some one was crafty enough to 
crawl into the house and spike the gun. But the work was so 
hastily done, that the spike was easily removed, and the last toast 


by which the day was celebrated was: — "The rat-tail tile, — like 
all other loco-foco experiments, — a complete failure." 

The cannon was exploded July 4, 1845, by William J. Roberts, 
William Ilodgdon, and others. Its fragments found an inglorious 
burial among metal of less noble origin in the iron heaps of the 
foundry. The town had lost a time-honored friend, and there 
were many mourners. 

At the next town meeting the selectmen were instructed to 
prosecute the individuals who had sold the old iron. There was 
a long and expensive lawsuit in which the town was finally de- 
feated by not being able to establish its ownership. This result 
seems to have been well deserved by the town for neglecting to 
care for so valuable a relic. 

The town appears to have had no bills for the support of the 
poor until 1749. The first pauper was Richard Hammock, one 
of the original proprietors. Unwilling to acknowledge him as a 
public charge, after supporting him one year the town sued " the 
parish of Somersworth " for reimbursement. One item excepted, 
the bills in reference to Hammock's case were the whole town 
expenses for that year. As the town soon after refused to " hier " 
a schoolmaster, the orthography of the records at this time may 
be of interest to the reader. It was voted to build " a brig at 
Cosheco river at Norway Plains."' And the Hammock account 
stands as follows : — 

" To cash paid 2 lawyears 0— 4 — 19 

to paid Squr. Gage for swairing everdances — 7 — 6 

to paid Squr. Millet for a jackets cloth 1 — 10 — 

to paid Gonial Smith for acoppey of a warrant — 4 — 

to paid for making Richard Hammock a shurt — 3 — 

to paying y'^ jury — 13— 

to treeting y*^ jury — 5 — 

to paid for entering our axiou at cort — 15 — 9 

Cash paid for an appel — 5 — " 

The case was evidently lost on the first trial, but on the " appel '"' 
it appears that "treeting the jury" was attended with greater 
success, for no more bills were paid for Richard, and the town 
was credited with an execution against Somersworth. The amount, 
however, scarcely exceeded the expenses of the lawsuit, — a result 
not unknown in modern times. Many years passed before any 
other pauper was established on the town, for the selectmen were 


veiT prompt to " warn out " all poor persons before they could 
gain a residence. 

The first census of the Colony of Wew Hampshire of which 
we have any record was in 1767. The returns from Rochester 
were as follows : — 

Unmarried men from 16 to GO years old, 86 

Married men from 16 to 60 years old, 142 ■ 

Boys 16 years and under, 257 

]\Ieu 60 years and above, 26 

Females unmarried, 280 

" married, 166 

Widows, 22 

Male slaves, 3 

Female slaves, 2 

Total, 984 

The next census was ordered by Governor John Wentworth, 
n 177-3, when Rochester made the following returns : — 

Unmarried men from 16 to 60, 123 

Married men from 16 to 60, 210 

Boys 16 and under, 346 

Men 60 and upwards, 26 

Females unmarried, 437 

married, 241 

Widows, 34 

Male slaves, 2 

Female slaves, 1 

Total, 1,420 

Another census was taken in 1774, of which we have the fol- 
lowins: Rochester record : — 


" Families, 291 

Free males, 785 

" females, / 763 

Slaves, 3 

Total, 1,551 

The first State census was in 1786, of which the following is 
the return : — 

"State of New Hampshire: Pursuant to a llesolve of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, the 3'i March 1786, AVe by the appointment of the Selectmen For 
the Town of Rochester, Have Numbered the Inhabitants of the Town, and find 
their To Be 2453 Free Citizens as Taken By us alsow 3 Negroes. 


Rochester June 5"\ 1785." 


111 1701 there were reported 2,857 inhabitants; and in 1800, 
3,675, or exclusive of Farmington, which had heretofore been a 
part of Rochester, there were 2,646. The census returns since 
1800 have been as follows : — 



















As in most New Hampshire towns these early records show 
traces of the existence of slavery. In 1767 live slaves were re- 
turned from Rochester, three male and two female. One of the 
latter was Huldah Bickford (p. 82). The other is unknown. The 
males were Mrs. Main's "negro man Pomp," "C?esar" the slave 
of Capt. Jonathan Ham who lived at " the Neck,"' and one un- 
known. Jonathan Ham was a sea captain, and a man of some 
note in those times. With the aid of Ctesar, who had been trained 
to the cultivation of tobacco, he was able to raise his own " weed." 
It is said that he once sent home some coffee, but as he gave no 
directions about its use, the family cooked it as they would beans. 
After boiling it a long time with no prospect of softening, they 
gave it up in disgust. Capt. Ham raised more potatoes than any 
other man in town. One year his crop filled a half hogshead, 
and people far and near speculated with much wonder what he 
could do with so many. Soon after coming from the South, 
Ca?sar awoke one morning to find the ground covered with snow, 
which puzzled his wits exceedingly. Thinking it must be sugar 
he seized a hoe and began eagerly scraping it into heaps, and 
was much vexed, on tasting, to discover his mistake. At one 
time Capt. Ham was dangerously sick, and Csesar was very anx- 
ious. When Dr. Howe came, he inquired if " Massa Ham " would 
get well. The Doctor told him that he thought his master would 
die, and that nothing but prayer could save him. Ca?sar, who was 
very religious, immediately hastened to the barn, whither the Doc- 
tor noiselessly followed, and heard him utter earnestly the following 
prayer : — 

"O Lord! ^0 sabe Massa Ham! Massa Ham a berry good man! Massa 
Ham good to make plow ! Massa Ham good to make harrow ! O Lord ! don't 
take Massa Ham ! If you must take somebody, take old Bickford 1 he ain't 
good for nothing." 

The Doctor repeated this to Capt. Ham with such exhilarating 


eftect that he began to mend at once. So Caesar's prayer saved 
his master. He was afterwards known as " Ct^sar Wingate " 
from living for a time at Judge Wingate's on the Chestnut Hills 
road. Twent}^ years ago the author conversed with an old lady 
who remembered C?esar well and had many anecdotes of his odd 
and semi-savage habits. His ebony face, glistening eyes, and ivory 
teeth made a deep impression on her youthful mind. Like most 
of the slaves in New Hampshire he became free at the close of 
the Revolution. It is worthy of remembrance that while our 
town has to bear the stigma of having held men in slavery, one 
of this abused race stands on the roll of honor, as one of the 
quota of Rochester in the Revolution, and fought three years for 
our independence (p. 71). In 1783, the same year that our inde- 
pendence was acknowledged, the last slave in Rochester died, and 
Mr. Haven considered the fact worthy of notice in his discourse 
the following Sabbath. He remarked : — 

" Every one who prizes liberty will piously wish that this may be the last 
African ever held as a slave in this place. Liberty is alike precious to all; and 
we ought to abhor the idea of slavery, when it is not a punishment for some 
previous crime." 

The records of every town will be found to contain some refer- 
ence to the " surplus revenue" which is a puzzle to most of the 
present generation. In Jackson's administration the United States' 
revenue was larger than the expenses of government, and in 1836 
Congress voted to " deposit the surplus " with the several state gov- 
ernments. !N^ew Hampshire divided her share among the several 
towns in proportion to the population. March 14, 1837, Rochester 
voted to receive her part, and the agent appointed received from the 
state treasurer $5,496.12. This was loaned at six per cent interest, 
and the town voted to appropriate the income for the support of 
schools. In December, 1841, it was decided by a vote of more than 
three to one to divide the " sur2:)lus fund " equally among the legal 
voters and w^idows having a settlement. The following March an 
unsuccessful attempt was made to reconsider this vote. Owing to 
some mismanagement or unwise investment, the amount divided 
in 1845, which with accumulated interest should have been as much 
as $6,500, was only about $3,700. Had the fund been wisely in- 
vested and held, the town w^ould have had an annual income of some 


$325 for schools. As it was, it practically amounted to nothing for 
the town's benefit, each taxpayer receiving only a few dollars. 


Public holidays have long played an important part in the lives of 
the laboring people of New England. Besides the various state and 
national holidays, Rochester, like other towns, has often observed 
certain days of her own for recreation and enjoyment. At present 
no holiday is so eagerly awaited by the inhabitants of this and the 
neighboring towns as the Rochester Fair, held at that most delight- 
ful of seasons, the last of September and the tirst of October. The 
general muster of the militia at the same time of year was a holi- 
day of no less interest and importance to the people of two preced- 
ing generations. By a state law of 1792, able-bodied citizens be- 
tween the ages of eighteen and forty-five were required to meet 
twice a year for military drill. To these spring and fall trainings 
for each company in its own town was afterwards added the annual 
muster of the Thirty-ninth Regiment. This regiment consisted of 
five companies of regular infantry, one from each of the villages of 
Farmington, West Farmington, ^Milton Three Ponds, Gonic, and 
Rochester, together with one Light Infantry Company collected 
from all parts of the district, and the Rochester Artillery Com- 
pany.* Sixty years ago this company ranked among the finest 
military organizations in the State. The only other companies that 
could be regarded as its rivals were the Strafiford Guards of Dover, 
the Rockingham Guards of Portsmouth, and the Keene Light Li- 
fantry, commanded by the veteran Gen. James Wilson. In its early 
days this arm of the old militia was the pride of Rochester and em- 
braced many of her best citizens. This company was organized as 
early as 1825 by William Hurd,t who was its first captain. Under 
his command the company became noted for efficiencj' and exact 
discipline. It was his boast that when drilling as infantry, he could 
" march them over a hay-mow without breaking ranks." His daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Hubbard, relates, with commendable pride, that when 
they were to engage in a sham fight and competitive drill at Dover, 

* The following account of this company is mainly on authoritj' of Colonel Whitehouse. 

t William Hurd moved into the village about 1816, and left many remembrances of his 
public sjiirit, among whicli are trees of iiis planting which still beautify both sides of Main 


her father, anxious that every member should be on time, had the 
whole company assemble at his house in the night, where he gave 
them a hot breakfast and then marched them to Dover, whence 
they marched back the same night, " bringing the prize wnth them," 
They were trained to perform the most difficult evolutions at the 
motion of the sword, and rarely made a mistake. After the death 
of Captain Hurd in 1830, Jonathan H. Henderson commanded the 
company, and his successors in otfice were Joseph Dame, James M. 
W. Downs, Charles Demerritt, Lewis Garland, George W. Varney,, 
and Ezekiel Ricker who commanded the company for the last seven 
years of its existence. Members w^ere carefully selected as to size 
and all other qualifications, and every man who could not " fill the 
bill" was rejected. Consequently, membership was sought as an 
honor, and its ranks were filled with bright, energetic young men, 
and its ofiicers were men of public spirit, standing, and character 
in the community. Thus the company was a favorite with the peo- 
ple, and its gatherings for drill were always looked forward to with 
much interest. Their gun was an exceptionally fine brass six- 
pounder, which was kept in a building near where the schoolhouse 
stands, on the east side of the common, bearing the inscription,. 
" Gun House, 39th Reg't." On the disbandment of the company 
in 1849, this gun was returned to Portsmouth. 

The same year the " Rochester Phalanx " was organized with J. 
H. Edgerly as captain, but it was found impossible to arouse sufii- 
cient military enthusiasm to maintain its activity for more than a 

The regimental muster of all these companies was usually held 
at Rochester, but on difiPerent fields : one year at the old trotting 
park, one year near where Samuel Varney lives, but generally in 
later years either on the Kenney field (p. 489) back of where Wal- 
lace's factory now is, or on the Hale field across the railroad from 
where Breed's factory stands. The scenes and incidents of those 
muster days defy description. Everybody and his wife and chil- 
dren, rising long before day, came flocking to town in rattling 
wagons, hay-carts, ox-carts, and lumbering vehicles of indescribable 
variet}^, or hastening across the frosty fields on foot, clad in Sunday 
garb, with glowing faces and staring eyes, eager to be astonished at 
the long-expected display, and to enjoy the sports and excitements 
of the occasion. The proud militia man himself would get up in. 


gcason to do all liis chores about the fiirrn, and from miles distant 
arrive on the scene at five or six o'clock in the morning. And if 
snch was the excitement of private citizens and soldiers, who can 
estimate the fiery zeal and swelling pride of the oificers as they 
strutted about in the morning or issued orders to their companies 
from the tavern steps, and later in the day came upon the field re- 
splendent in the glory of blue coats, white pantaloons, and tall caps 
shining with patent leather and decked with waving plumes of 
snowy whiteness, — seeming to the gaping crowd greater than king 
or president ! Usually nobody had a higher appreciation of their 
greatness than the officers themselves, who resented the slightest 
infringement upon their exalted dignity. And yet the officer's po- 
sition was not of unmixed pleasure. It had its drawbacks. His 
election brought the immediate necessity of treating the company, 
and a frequent method of " honoring an officer " was to assemble 
around his house in the early morning, wakening him with their 
furious cheers, and then partake of a hearty breakfast not ungar- 
nished with other " refreshments," at his expense. Such things 
have a tendency to constant growth, so that in later times, at least, 
many refused military office on account of the increasing attendant 

The muster field at its best presented a gay appearance. The 
various companies drawn up in line, with muskets and accouter- 
ments brischt and clean, the officers scattered between the lines with 
fine uniforms and stately plumes, the Light Infantry much like the 
officers but with shorter plumes, and the Artillery Company with 
their formidable cannon, together with the motle}' crowd on every 
side, must have been an attractive and interesting scene. Ginger- 
bread carts, candy stands, and all sorts of variety shows, wdth an 
occasional fight between heated partisans from different towns, af- 
forded abundant merriment and diversion. Liquor and gambling 
booths grew more and more frequent, so that one year CVaptain 
Samuel Jones and his company from Farmington made a charge 
upon them and pitched them and their belongings over the fence, 
(p. 313.) 

The brisk step, the martial dignity, and the clear, distinct orders 
of the morning had, in those days, generally become somewhat 
limp, languid, and indistinct toward the close of the day. Many 
still living can remember the great contrast between the inspiriting, 



clear-cat, exactlj-timed strains of fife and drum as the companies 
came marching to the field in the morning, and the slip-shod, 
timeless whistle, and fumbling taps as they started on their home- 
ward way. 

Doubtless many anecdotes might be picked up to illustrate the 
amusing peculiarities of those great days. It was customary to fire 
a salute at the moment the Colonel appeared on the field. One 
Colonel, deeply sensible of the dignity of the oifice to which he 
had just been commissioned, complained to the Artillery Company 
that their salute was not loud enough, — not at all such as the 
Colonel of the Thirty-ninth Regiment ought to receive. The 
company made no reply, but the next year loaded their cannon 
to the very muzzle, and awaited his arrival. As he rode upon 
the field, erect and swelling with a proud sense of his great dignity, 
the salute came with a terrific explosion. Everybody was startled, 
and the Colonel's horse becoming unmanageable cast his noble form 
with all its splendid adornments sprawling in the dust. As they 
intended, no further complaints were made of the weakness of their 

This same Colonel in making the customary speech to the Reg- 
iment in the afternoon, was very pompous and fond of using high- 
sounding words without regard to their fitness. One of his expres- 
sions has come down to the present time. He said he hoped nobody 
would do anything to " disgrace, enhance, or ridicule " the militia. 

The last general muster was in 1847, and the remembrance of 
those festive scenes is fast fading away, so that it is now difficult 
to realize the important position which ''Muster Day" held in 
the lives of our predecessors. Descriptions of those days not only 
aflbrd entertainment, but are a valuable part of history, furnishing 
a characteristic picture of JTew England life during the first half 
of tlie present century. 

A little more than ten years after the dissolution of the militia 
system, the people were suddenly summoned to arms to defend the 
life of the Nation, and instead of gala-day festivities, came weary 
marches, and fields deluged with blood. There was no longer the 
time or the disposition to 2;foj/ at soldiering in presence of the fearful 
reality. Nearly twenty years elapsed before the young men of 
another generation began to feel the fascinations of military display. 
The State made provision for volunteer service, and companies were 


formed in all the cities and most of the large towns. The company 
formed at Rochester appears on the state rolls as Co. E, 2d Regi- 
ment Xew Hampshire liational Guard, but was organized as the 
Sturtevant Guards July 11, 1884. This name was in honor of J. D. 
Sturtevant (p. 477) who made them a donation of ^100. The first 
officers were Isaac D. Piercy, captain ; Fred L. Chesley, first lieu- 
tenant; and Horatio L. Cate, second lieutenant. 


" Mechanics' Band " was organized in 1839, by John Hall, who 
became its leader. The original members, besides himself, were 
Wingate Chase, Shubael B. Cole, John Crockett, Natt Crosby, 
AVilliam French, William Gledghill, Thomas Hall, John Holler, 
Benjamin Jellersou, Eli Lord, Markwell McDuftee, John jSTeil, 
George B. Roberts, Andrew Robinson, I. W. Springfield, Eben 
"Welch, Isaiah IST. Wilkinson, and Charles Young. At the time 
of the celebrated Tippecanoe Jubilee, June 17, 1840, a log cabin 
was sent from Great Falls to Concord, with a great crowd of 
people, among whom were about two hundred from Rochester 
accompanied by Mechanics' Band. This band attracted much 
attention and was regarded one of the finest in the State. " On the 
return of the band to Rochester the ladies of the village awaited it 
with a beautiful flag, which was presented in a neat speech by Eliza 
Kenney (afterwards Mrs. Z. Sargent), and a speech of acceptance 
was made by G. B. Roberts. This flag was kept by John Hall for 
forty years and presented to the American Band." 

The " Rochester Brass Band " held its first meetings in the old 
Court House, in September, 1850, and continued six years. Its 
membership was as follows : — I. W. Springfield, president ; Charles 
G. Ilorney, leader; George Allison, John Beecher, Andrew Giles, 
Thomas Hall, Abial Home, Edward Horney, George H. Horney, 
Benjamin Jellerson, Charles E. Manson, Levi L. Pierce, John H, 
Richardson, T. Richardson, John W. Ricker, and James Robinson. 

The " American Band," which is still flourishing, was formed 
in September, 1871. For most of the time Lewis S. Clark has 
been its director. From 1876 to 1881 this band hired the services 
of Mr, Carty, and under his skillful training achieved a desirable 
reputation in the surrounding country. Its financial success has 


been largely due to the wise management of its treasurer, Charles 
F. Caverly. 

In 1889 the " Cadet Band " was formed, composed of French 
residents, and has already made creditable progress under the 
directorship of Lewis S. Clark. Eindge's Band of Gonic was 
organized the same year, so that Rochester has three bands at the 
present time. 

East Rochester has had two bands at different times, but too 
short-lived to achieve much distinction. 


In 1874 the people of Rochester becoming dissatisHed with the 
management of the old County Fair, determined to start one of 
their own, and the " Rochester Agricultural and Mechanical Asso- 
ciation " was formed " to improve and stimulate mechanical and 
agricultural skill." Within three weeks after the subject was first 
broached, the fair was in successful operation on the old Riverside 
Trotting Park. A hastily collected exhibition of farm and mechan- 
ical products was displayed in a canvas tent. For the next two 
years no fair was held because satisfactory arrangements could not 
be made with the Riverside Association. In 1877 and 1878, how- 
ever, fairs were successfully held on the same ground. After trying 
in vain to purchase the Riverside Park, the Agricultural and Me- 
chanical Association bought a tract of thirty-eight acres, which 
they named " Cold Spring Park," from the powerful spring in a 
wooded ravine on its eastern side, from which a steam-pump 
forces an abundant supply of pure cold water to all parts of the 
grounds. The first fiiir held in this park was in 1879. The 
exhibition building then used was destroyed by a violent storm 
in the winter of 1882, and the present one was erected the fol- 
lowing summer, being in the form of a Maltese cross 90 feet each 
way. Besides this there is a mechanics' building 35 by 100 feet, a 
grand stand capable of seating two thousand persons, and stables 
1,250 feet in length. There is also an art building 25 by 60 feet 
with a 2:raceful tower in the center, and a " Cafe " consistino- of 
two wings, each 25 by 77 feet. ISTearly $25,000 has already been 
expended, and during the coming year it is proposed to enlarge 
the present buildings, to erect a shed 300 feet long for town teams, 
and largely improve the ground in other respects. 


The Association was formed hv seventy men who paid a dollar 
each for membership, and this |70 is all that has been paid in, 
except the income of the fairs. In 1886 the organization was 
changed to a stock company with one hundred shares of $50 each. 
One share was given to each of the seventy original members, 
but the other thirty shares have never been issued. The first 
ofiicers were I. AV. Springfield, president; A. S. Parshley, secre- 
tary; and A. W. Hayes, treasurer; all of whom have retained 
their offices to the present time. 

This institution has been phenomenal in its growth and success. 
From the small show in the canvas tent of the first fair, its large 
and elegant buildings are now yearly crowded with rare and inter- 
esting products of the soil or of the shop, and from the hundreds of 
1874, it has come to attract thousands of people from the sur- 
rounding country to gaze with admiring eyes on its annual displays 
of agricultural and mechanical productions. The first year only 
about $1,200 was taken, but in 1890 the receipts were over $10,000. 
This great success has been due not only to the fact of meeting 
a public want, but largely also to the enterprising skill of its 
principal managers, and especially to the efiicient energy of its 
treasurer, Captain Hayes. 


For indisputable antiquity, universal celebrity, and world-wide 
brotherhood. Freemasonry is easily first of all secret orders. The 
foundinsi; of a Lodge in Rochester was mainlv due to the eflbrts of 
J. H. Woodman (p. 332), who presented a petition therefor at a 
special communication of the Grand Lodge which was held at 
the house of Andrew Lovejoy in Sanbornton, October 25, 1809, 
Edward J. Long being Grand Master. A dispensation was issued 
to J. H. Woodman, Timothy F. Preston, Benjamin Wiggin, and 
others, to assemble as a Lodge of Masons in Rochester; and at 
a quarterly communication of the Grand Lodge at Portsmouth, 
October 24, 1810, Clement Storer being Grand Master, a charter 
was granted them to assemble under the title of " Humane Lods-e 
No. 21." This Lodge has from the beginning borne upon its 
records the names of many of the best and most distinguished of 
our citizens, and consequently has had a successful and honorable 
career of useful and benevolent activity. 


Temple Chapter ISTo. 20, of Royal Arch Masons was organized 
under a charter bearing date May 18, A. I. 2405, A. T>. 1875, with 
the following charter members: — James Farrington, Charles B. 
Gafney, George Corson, Joseph A. Dame, Charles K. Chase, James 
H. Edgerly, Solomon H. Feineman, Frederick Feineman, Isaac 
W. Springtield, Franklin McDuifee, Charles E. Manson, Arthur 
D. Whitehouse, E. C. Blackmar, Everett M. Sinclair, William 
Moore, and Silas G, Kello2:2:. The first High Priest was James 
Farrington. The present membership, October, 1890, is 117, with 
John L. Copp as High Priest. 

Among benevolent organizations of modern origin. Odd-fellow- 
ship is deservedly pre-eminent. March 16, 1846, Motolinia Lodge 
'No. 18 was instituted by Grand Master S. H, Parker, with Charles 
Dennett, Stephen M. Mathes, Jacob McDufFee, M. T. Curtis, and 
Edwin Bradbury as charter members. Asa P. Hanson, George B. 
Roberts, I. W. Springfield, and John Stott were initiated the same 
day, and Asa P. Hanson was the first ISToble Grand. At the end 
of the first year there were 48 members, 39 residing in Rochester 
and 9 in Farmington. Woodbine Lodge of Farmington, and 
Miltonia Lodge of Milton both sprang from this Lodge, besides 
the other two Lodges in Rochester. The character of the mem- 
bership and the management of this Lodge have secured to Odd- 
fellowship a high standing in this vicinity. 

Kennedy Lodge I. O. O. F. was instituted by Grand Master S. J. 
Osgood, August 24, 1875. The charter members were Thomas 
Brown, Ira Doe, John Crockett, Charles W. Brown, Osman B. 
Warren, Wilbur F. Warren, John H. Pingree, George W. Rollins, 
and James H. Warburton. Twenty-one were initiated the first 
night, and the first jSToble Grand was Charles W. Brown. 

Cocheco Lodge No. 39 I. 0. 0. F. was organized at East Roch- 
ester, April 26, 1878, Grand Master Henry A. Farrington con- 
ducting the ceremonies. Elbridge H. Corson was the first ISToble 

ISTorway Plains Encampment I. 0. 0. F. was instituted September 
11, 1849, by Past Grand Master S. H. Parker, and the first Chief 
Patriarch was Thomas Brown, 

Of still more recent benevolent orders, the Knights of Pythias 
Btands foremost. Rising Sun Lodge No. 7, K. of P., was instituted 


Jainiarv 5, 1870, with twentv-two cliarter members. W. F. Horn 
was first Chancellor Commander, Andrew Daijijett holdinfj the 
same office at the present time, October, 1890. This organization 
has flourished from the beginning, and bears on its rolls the names 
of man}' of our leading citizens. 

The order of " Patrons of Husbandry," better known to the 
public as " Grangers," began in the city of Washington in 1867, 
and has rapidly spread over the whole country. Eochester Grange 
No. 86 was organized May 30, 1876, and is composed of some of 
the best farmers in town with their families. The first Master was 
I. W. Springfield, who held the office for ten years. His successors 
have been Dudley B. Waldron and Frank P. Wentworth. 

Punnawitt Tribe l^o. 9, Improved Order of Ped Men, was insti- 
tuted on the 3d Sun, "Warm Moon, G. S. D. 396 (March 3, 1887), 
with T. C. Hennem, Prophet, and J. S. Daniels, Sachem. The 
Order has rajMdly increased, containing at present one hundred and 
twenty-five members with C. W. Evans, Prophet, and L. G. Cooper, 

Sampson Post, G. A. P., has already been noticed (p. 235). 

Other secret orders are quite numerous in Rochester, as: — the 
Knights of the Golden Eagle ; the Golden Cross ; the United Order 
of American Workmen; the Ancient Order of Hibernians; the 
Saint Jean Baptiste Societe; the Ancient Order of Foresters; the 
Good Templars, and doubtless many more. 


The first recorded mention of a burial ground in Pochester is 
found in the Proprietors' record of May 28, 1744, when six acres 
of land was given to Mr. Main with the condition that he should 
not encroach on the burying place. This was probably the same 
burying ground which having been before " given by the Propri- 
etors " was laid out June 28.1777, — " beginning about 20 ft due 
East from the jS'orth East Corner of the meeting house." The six 
acres deeded to Mr. Main included this lot, and he left it by will to 
his " heirs and assigns forever." Tradition says that in digging the 
first grave a stone was found so large that it had to be drawn out 


by a yoke of oxen, and that it was left as a natural monument at 
the head of the grave, where it may still be seen near the upper 
wall. The oldest legible inscription is that of John McDuU'ee, 
who died 1752. Another worthy of notice is "In memory of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Plumer Wife of the Hon. John Plumer Esq. who died 
Jan^ 26. 1770."' Here also are buried several of the early min- 
isters, as has been previously mentioned. (Chap. VI.) Another 
stone bearing the name of Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran recalls a sad 
accident. She was travelina; on horseback with her husband 
from Londonderry to Conway, and her horse taking fright she 
was thrown near the Wolfe Tavern where she soon died Oct. 21, 
1778, in the thirty-first year of her age. This lot is now known 
as the " Haven Hill Cemetery," and has long ceased to be used, 
except occasionally by the descendants of a few old families. 

After the new meeting-house was built in 1780, it was proposed 
to have the common around it for a burying-grouDd according to 
the old English custom, and a few interments were made there. 
But the o;round was so wet that the graves would fill with water 
as fast as they were dug, and the dead were removed to what is 
now known as the " Old Cemetery." This was laid out in 1800, 
according to the following record : — 

" Return of Burying ground 
" Agreeable to a vote of the Town of Rochester passed, we have laid out of 
the Town's land for a burying place as follows, beginning near the clay pits 
on a line extended from the lower side line of the lot sold Hatevil Knight 
North 82° east four rods from said Knights corner and run on said line about 
eleven i-ods to some land sold to Maj Solomon Perkins & Benjamin Palmer then by 
said Perkins & Palmer land twenty rods — then Towns land South 48° east nine- 
teen rods to a stake then by land left for a four rods road south 50° east eleven 
rods to the first bounds containing about one acre & fifty five square rods — also 
we have agreed with Jabez Dame Esq and with Joseph Hanson to move theer lots 
lower down 2 rods to open a pass to & from said Burying yard between said Jabez 
Dames lot & land of Widow place laid out this 25* day of August 1800 

Rich^ Dame "^ 

Beard Plummer > Selectmen " 

Joshua Allen ) 

The clay pits mentioned refer to a very ancient brickyard near 
the " Old Cemetery '" and recall tlie following anecdote. Messrs. 
U. and W. were sworn enemies. Mr. U. was very sick with fever, 
and one night said to John McDuflee who was watching with 
him, " I am very sick and may die, and I don't want m}' bones 
made into brick, to be put into W.'s hearth, for him to put his 
feet on." 


The oldest lesjible inscription here is " Mary B. Wife of Hatevil 
Knight, Died 1801.'' This lot remained unfenced for many years, 
and when the little son of Capt. William Hard died in December, 
1826, he built a fence around the grave, with a tablet bearing 
this verse : — 

" Sacred should be Ihe place where sleep the dead, 
Behold this rooted up, by cattle fed. 
When our devoted friends are buried here 
The unfjrateful man forgets, nor sheds a tear." 


Through his intluence the cemetery was fenced soon after. 

By the efforts of Charles A. C. Hanson a fund of nearly five 
thousand dollars has been secured for the perpetual care of the 
" Old Cemetery." (Appendix.) The care of this under the annexed 
conditions was accepted by tlie town at the annual meeting March 
11, 1890. 

Foreseeing the necessity of a new cemetery, Franklin McDuftee 
and Ebenezer G. Wallace bought the land adjoining the " Old Cem- 
etery " in order to reserve it for that purpose alone. September 9, 
1864, they sold it to the Rochester Cemetery Association for $750, 
the same that they paid for it. This lot has since been known 
as the " New Cemetery,'' and is described in the deed as follows : — 

"Beginning on the northerly side of the road leading from Rochester Village 
to East Rochester at the Southwesterly Corner of land owned by the Great Falls 
and Conway Railroad Company, thence running north thirty eight degrees west by 
said Companies' land twenty four rods five links thence south fifty one degrees 
west seventy nine rods fourteen links to the stone post in the northeasterly corner 
of burying ground recently opened by Walter F. Farrington : thence south thirty 
two degrees east by said burying ground nine rods and twenty links ; thence 
southerly by said burying ground fence as it now stands to land of Silas Went- 
worth : thence south Seventy two degrees east by said Wentvvorlh's land twelve 
rods twenty links to the road running to East Rochester ; thence by said road 
north forty nine degrees east thirty six rods eight links; thence north fifty degrees 
east by said road forty six rods to the bound begun at." 

They sold the first lot June 1, 1865, to Thomas E. Sherman of 
!N'ewport, R. I. Sixteen days later they bought of Walter F. Far- 
rington a small " heater-shape " piece of land adjoining. May 9, 
1877, they purchased of Enoch T. AVilley fifteen and seven six- 
teenths acres just across the road from their first purchase. This 
lot was bounded on one side bv the old road to East Rochester, 
and on another by the Great Falls & Conway railroad. March 
23, 1841, the Association bought still another lot adjoining the 


last. The first burial here was that of Jonathan Overaud, August, 
1865 (p. 513). Shice then the '^ New Cemetery " has filled rapidly, 
and its neatly kept walks and grounds with many fine monuments 
are worthy of special notice. 

The cemetery back of the Gonic schoolhouse was originally part 
of the Benjamin Hayes' farm now owned by Col. Charles S. White- 
house. It is practically, however, a public burying ground, and 
has been used as such for as many as seventy-five vears. It contains 
some one hundred and seventy-five graves. 

Cold Spring Cemetery, named from a spring of clear, cold water 
in its northerly corner, is situated on the bank of the Salmon Falls 
river, just east of East Rochester village, and contains about five 
acres. The land was bought of George W. and Joseph Blaisdell, 
March 29, 1883, by an association consisting of Charles Blaisdell, 
Elbridge H. Corson, Frank AV. Corson, John L. Dillingham, 
George L. Hayes, Sidney B. Hayes, George McCrillis, Joel S. 
McCrillis, John C. Shorej^ and Stephen F. Shorey. Joseph Blais- 
dell's son Benjamin F., who died ISTovember 16, 1864, of wounds 
received in battle, had already been buried in this lot. After it 
was laid out as a cemetery, the first burials were children of J. C. 
Shorey and E. H. Corson, which were disinterred and brought 
here. The next burial was that of William P. Folsom, who died 
February 19, 1884. Between seventy and eighty lots have been sold, 
and the grounds are being beautified and improved every year. 

About half a mile west of Rochester village lies the French 
Catholic Cemetery which was consecrated May 30, 1886. 

The Irish Catholic Cemeterv a little below the village on the 
new road to Dover was consecrated July 4, 1888. 

Some other small private burying grounds require no special 

A strange fanaticism which gained a footing in East Rochester 
and other places, about thirty years ago, cannot well be omitted 
in a history of the town. 

Elder George J. Adams, who had been a Methodist minister for 
eight years, afterwards a stage actor, and a Mormon preacher, 
suddenly made his appearance one rainy Sunday in October, 1861, 
at the house of John W. Tebbetts, where Isaac Rankins now lives 
at Blaisdell's Corner. He had his wife and boy with him and asked 


for food and slielter. Duriiit;; the preceding year he had gathered 
a few followers at Springfield, Mass., and was now on his way 
to Maine. At Addison, Me., and the vicinity he gained a large 
number of disciples, among whom a Mr. McKenzie joined him in 
.publishing a paper called "The Sword of Truth and Harbinger 
of Peace," and furnished considerable money for his other schemes. 
After a few months he came back to East Rochester and held fre- 
quent meetings in the church and in the schoolhouse at Blaisdell's 
Corner. He declared that he had been appointed of God to es- 
tablish the true " Church of the Messiah " ; that two angels had 
ordained him to the Priesthood of Melchizedek, and had given 
him power to heal the sick by laying on of hands. Many crowded 
to hear him, and a great impression was made, about forty joining 
his church. They called themselves " Ephraimites," and said that 
the other churches were Babylon. He persuaded them to turn all 
their property into money and follow him to Palestine where the 
Lord would soon come and make them rulers; some over ten 
cities, and some over five, according to the Scripture promise. He 
took their money to buy land in what he called the "Valley of 
Jehoshaphat," near the city of Jaffa, each one paying from $45 to 
^100 dollars in gold for a lot. By his persuasive speech he induced 
one hundred and fifty-six persons, about twenty-five of whom were 
from East Rochester, to intrust their money and themselves to his 
care. They sailed from Jonesport, Me., on the 10th of August, 
1866, and on arriving at Jaffa, built sixteen houses on a lot of 
about four acres just outside the city. They soon found they 
had been terribl}^ deceived. " The first building put up was a 
rum-shop, and its best customer was the elder. One of his cronies 
said that he spent over §500 in liquor in a few months, and was 
subject to delirium tremens. He had control of the funds, nearly 
all of which he appropriated to his own use." By the next June 
starvation was at their doors with no prospect of relief, and many 
of their number died from the hardships encountered. In the 
very extremity of their distress, Moses S. Beech of ISTew York 
gave the money necessary to bring them home, wdiere a remnant 
of fifty-three arrived November 15, 1867. 


Occasional " mad dog " scares furnish excitement to almost every 
country town. One such occurred in Rochester about 1812, when 
hydrophobia seemed to have assumed an epizootic form. Col- 
lector Hayes had a steer bitten in the tail by a mad fox which 
he fortunately killed on the spot with a stake. The steer was 
also killed and burned in a great fire built for the purpose. 
Seeing what appeared to be a mad dog running by, Squire Plumer 
hastily mounted his horse and hurried to warn the people. After 
biting some other animals the dog was killed in Mr. Barker's 
yard. A dog-killer's club was formed, and the members ransacked 
the town, slaughtering every dog they could find. Some families 
tried to conceal their pets, but they were all dragged out and 
slain. One old lady had a hog bitten in the nose, and her hired 
hands were about to kill it, but she insisted on building a pen 
with a high fence to secure it from harming any other animal, and 
it gave no further trouble, proving the best hog of the season. 

About the first of IS^ovember, 1860, quite a sensation w^as pro- 
duced by the discovery of human bones, by some boys jumping 
down a sand bank near the old trotting park, where the notorious 
" Foss Tavern " once stood. They were thought to be the remains 
of a young Nova Scotian named Webster who came here from 
l^ewburyport, Mass., and was supposed to have been murdered 
about 1846 by a rival in love. It was known that about 1853 an 
old woman living near by, had sent for an " elder," when on her 
death bed, and had made some startling confession, so that she 
was very carefully attended, being apparently' under surveillance 
instead of neglect as before. 

Every towai has its peculiar local names, the origin of which is 
often a puzzle to succeeding generations. The only remembrancer 
to Rochester people of the Rev. Avery Hall is found in the name 
" Whitehall Swamp," sometimes written White Hall. In the dry 
years of 1761-62 this tract was so deepl}^ burned over that the 
soil itself was almost destroyed. After the fire, white birches 
sprang up and covered it so thickly that it became literally wdiite. 
A large part of it being " parsonage land " belonged to Mr. Hall 
wdiile he was the legal minister. Hence the name; perhaps, at 
first, Hall's White Swamp, which would be easily transposed to 
the present form. The name first appears upon the town records 
during Mr. Hall's ministry. 


" Bine Job " in the edge of \Yhat is now Farmington received 
its name in a similar way. ''Blue" describes the appearance of 
the mountain, or, as some sav, alludes to the great number of 
blueberries that grow there; and "Job" is from Job Allard who 
formerly owned the mountain. Of most other Rochester local 
names the origin is obvious or has already been given. 

!N'ew Hampshire streams have always been subject to great 
" freshets " or floods. Old records refer to such in 1770 and 1785, 
sweeping away mills and bridges in all directions. That they are 
less frequent or less destructive in recent times is doubtless owing 
both to firmer built structures, and floods rendered smaller bv the 
extensive removal of the ancient forests. 

On the first page of the flj'-leaf of the old town book, which 
begins with records of 1737, we flnd the following: — 

" Rochester June y* oO''^ 1750 we had a severe hard frost which killd most of the 
Pumkins Vines and Beans Squashes and cucumbers and cut the Tops of the corn 
of through most of the town — 

" Monday 15"* Jany 1770 and the Day before was as Great a Flood of Rain as 
has been Known in the Age of a man which swelld the fresh Rivers so as to Sweep 
away most of the Bridges over them hereabout and in this Town in Particular and 
many Mills were Carried away or much Damaged." 

A few now living still remember the famous " cold season " of 
1816, and many of the present generation have been deeply im- 
pressed b}^ the accounts of it which they have heard from parents 
or grandparents. The following is a page from " John Plummer 
Jun' Day book began the 12'^ day of October 1803." The dates 
are a little mixed : — 

" 1816 July 4*^ Dreadfull windy and cold & frost nites for four days in succession 
it was so cold that a person felt uncomfortable with winter cloths on ; it stoped the 
corn from growing and killed a great part of it ; beans and other things in propor- 
tion the 9"* there was a total eclipse of the moon and a great frost. Pleasent the 
10"" but not warm. Began to weed the corn the 17* rain the 27, a small frost 
very dry and warm till July 17"' showers all day a frost finished hoeing 24* began 
to mow 25* some corn spindled, grass uncommonly short, beef low & corn slim. 
3 loads to odiorne place. 5 at blackwater mowed it in 3 days 18* August. 21*' at 
night great frost killed most all the corn in the country. Sept, 'i'^ finished mowing 
3 loads at allards, not | as much hay as usual, very dry and windy Sep' 11* at 
night a heavy frost — Some Corn fit for to roast, but very little 13"' a storm be- 
gan, no rain before for about 6 weeks it was the driest time that has been known 
for many years 16* Cleared off very warm 19* a rainy night Cleared off 20* warm 
21^' a frosty night 25* a very heavy frost 26* another killed all the leaves on the 
corn and part of the stalks, frose the ear through Corn in the milk, not but one 
ear on twelve acres of ground in the place that is speckt. Cutting it all up by the 


ground and shocking it. October 8 finished diging potatoes 100 bu. in the Young 
orchard 100 in the old orchard & 50 in the little pasture and elsewhere 9"^ Came 
up overcast P M and rained some overcast the 10* misty & a shower P M. I'i^^ 
raiu P M began at one, a smart rain 15"' overcast finished making cider 12 hhds 
rainj- night. 16* warm & overcast. 17* rainy all day windy & squally night 18* 
squally morning, windy all day Cleared off 19* warm 21 overcast 22 rainy & a 
very rainy night 23 Cleared off warm 25"» got all of the corn, about 10 bushels fit 
to grind rainy night 26* rainy warm with a great deal of rain till NoV,, 11* then 
a little snow." 

Many people still remember the spring of 1841 when snowdrifts 
were over the fences till the first of May, it being the coldest 
April ever known. Many cattle almost starved being compelled 
to subsist by browsing trees cut for them by the farmers in the 
lack of hay. 

To all who remember the "Anti-Slavery Conflict," in which 
originated the " Woman's Rights" movement, so called, the name 
of " Abby Folsom " must be familiar, though few may remember 
that she was from Rochester. She was the daughter of Paul 
Harford (p. 129), and was born in 1792. She married Peter 
Folsom, who learned his trade of Capt. Odiorne, and kept a sad- 
dler's shop in his house next below the Methodist Episcopal church. 
He was a man of much wit and natural ability, but would have 
occasional "sprees," though he reformed and was a consistent 
member of the Congregational church in the latter part of his 
life. After a few years trial, "Abby" left him, and returned 
to live with her sister at their old home, from which they removed 
to Boston. She became noted as an energetic advocate of all so- 
called " reforms," and as one of the earliest woman lecturers. 
She was benevolent and sympathetic towards all who were suf- 
fering whether justly or unjustly, and would go into the courts 
to plead for those on trial, and into the jails to seek their release ; 
and if successful, would often take them to her home and aid them 
to secure employment. She was a frequent visitor to the State 
House during sessions of the Legislature, and whether there, or 
at other public gatherings in halls or in churches, it was impos- 
sible to keep her silent if anything was said that displeased her. 
She was generally let alone to talk as she pleased, but when it 
became necessary to good order to restrain and silence her, she 
became violent and unmanageable. She felt she had a mission 
and was determined to fulfill it in spite of all opposition. She 


was Ibiul of little children, and often invited tlieni to her home 
Avhen livino; in Rochester, and sometimes visited the schoolroom to 
give them good advice or repeat to them some text of Scripture. 
Returning in her last years to the old homestead she died there 
.August 5, 1867, aged seventy-five years, and at her own request 
was buried in the same grave with her sister in the old cemetery. 

Only elderly people have now any adequate impression of the 
intense bitterness of political rancor prevailing during the anti- 
slavery conflict. At one time both Henry Wilson and a promi- 
nent Democrat w^ere to speak the same day in Rochester or vicinity, 
and the friends of each had engaged a dinner for their speaker 
at the ^lansion House. Mrs. Wentworth prepared a special table 
and dinner for them in her very best style. But when they were 
ushered into the dining room, the Democrat refused to sit at the 
same table with AVilson, — a specimen of merely political prejudice 
which seems hardly possible here at the present time. 

" Parson Haven " said that he once laughed in meeting. Paul 
Libbey was a tall, straight man who wore a flannel cap to keep 
his bald head warm. Levi Dearborn, who was also bald-headed, 
wore a wig. They were both singers and sat near together. One 
Sabbath as they were standing singing, Libbey's cap fell off. Im- 
mediately Dearborn threw off his wig that he might not look 
difterent from his old companion. The sight was so amusing 
that even the minister could not refrain from laughing. 

In his last sickness the family asked Mr. Haven if he had any 
wishes about the arrangements for his funeral. His answer was: — 
" You attend to it. I shall be there, but you will not see me." 

Josiah Main, grandson of the first minister, was something of 
" a character " in his day. He was noted for ready wit and skill 
in aro-ument. Manv characteristic anecdotes still survive. One 
day he was at work for his neighbor. Squire Baker, and sat next 
him at the dinner table. After asking the blessing, which was 
very long, the Squire sought to clear his throat as usual with a 
mug of cider which always stood by his plate. Somewhat sur- 
prised to find it empty, he turned sharply and said, " 'Siah, did 
you drink that cider?" "I did. Squire," "was the answer, "we 
are tauo-ht to watch as well as prav." 


He was familiar with tlie Scriptures and gifted in the use of 
language. So one day when a company happened to be gathered 
at Kurd's store near the common, among whom were Main and 
Elder Runnals, a bet was made of two quarts of rum, which could 
pray the best, the Elder or "Siah Main. They had already " im- 
bibed" rather freely, or the Elder would not have assented to 
such a sacrilegious test. It fell to the Elder to begin, and he 
prayed so earnestly that the neighbors and others gathered in 
considerable numbers before he had finished. Then Josiah began 
and prayed with so much apparent fervor and effective eloquence 
that he easily won the bet. " I don't understand how you did it," 
said the Elder. " Why, I began where you left off", and put in 
what you left out, and that 's how I did it,"' replied Josiah. And 
then they all took a drink. 

He lived on Haven hill near the graveyard, and when seeking 
his second wife, told her his home was in the thickest settled 
part of the town. AYhen she arrived at the little cottage standing 
alone, she inquired in much surprise, "Where are the people?" 
" There they are," said her husband, pointing to the cemetery, 
" but they are very quiet folks, and won't disturb you." Xot long 
after he told her that their residence would be a good place for 
a shoemaker. " Why so ?" asked his wife. " Because when the 
people come forth at the resurrection, they will all be barefooted," 
was his sober reply. 

Soon after Mr. Upham was settled as pastor, he called on his 
father's old friend, and said, "I don't see you at church, as I 
should like to."' " ISTo," said Siah, "the fact is I have no suitable 
clothes to appear in there, but I make use of my Bible all the 
same." " Yes," spoke up his wife, " he uses it to hone his razor 
Sunday mornings." " Parson," said Josiah, " do you know why 
a woman doesn't grow a beard?" " 'No," said Mr. Upham. " Be- 
cause," was the reply, " she can't hold her tongue still long enough 
to get shaved." 


William jST. Hastings, mentioned on page 12, distinguished for 
his success in microscopy, is about to publish a pamphlet, " Des- 
mids of IsTew Hampshire," to contain a list of all desmids observed 
by him, with full descriptions and ilkistrative plates of all new 
ones. Only about one hundred varieties are known in the United 
States, of which Mr. Hastings has discovered sixteen, a larger 
number than any other person. He has kindly furnished the 
following list, with the date when the diagnosis of each was pub- 
lished in the "Anti-Monopolist and Record" : — 

Staurastrum Megalonotum (IsTordstedt) variety Obtusum, Hast- 
ings, var. novum. Sept. 8, 1888. 

Xanthidium Truncatum, Hastings, species novum. This was pub- 
lished as X. Antilopa?um, var. Truncatum, but Prof Otto Xord- 
stedt says it is a good species. Oct. 20, 1888. 

Closterium Axgustatum, var. Clavatum, Hast. var. nov. Oct. 

20, 1888. 

Euastrum Magnificum, variety Crassioides, Wolle, var. nov. 
Discovered by W. K H., named by Mr. "VYolle. Published Oct. 27, 


Euastrum Hastingsii, "Wolle, spec. nov. This was published as 
E. WoUei, Ilast., but ]SIr. Wolle says the name has ah-eady been 
used and names it as above. Sept. 1, 1888. 

Goxatozygon Ralfsii, Brebisson. Kot new to science, but new 
to United States flora. Xov. 17, 1888. 

Staurastrum Maamense, Archer. Xot new to science, but new 
to the United States flora. Xov. 17, 1888. 

Staurastrum Crescentum, Hastings. Spec. nov. March 2, 1889. 

Micrasterias Swainei, Hastings. Sjkc. nov. This was discovered 
by Seorim Swaine of Rochester, and named as above by W. IST. H. 
June 29, 1889. 

38 1 


Closterium Robustum, Hastings, spec. nov. Dec. 26, 1890. 

Ceosterium Maculatum, Hastings, spec. nov. Dec. 26, 1890. 

Closterium Lineatum, var. Costatiim, Wolle, var. nov. Nov. 3 

The foregoing are all the species and varieties that have been 
published. Four more have been discovered and some others 
not fully determined are under consideration. 

The first page of the first bound volume of Church Records is 
as follows : — the items evidently having been copied from some 
older record. 

^' A Book of Records of the Church of 
Christ in Rochester A. D. 1766. 

" December 26* D728 Timothy Roberts moved his Family into Rochester, being 
the first Family that Settled in said Town. (p. 43.) 

"June 27"^ 1746 Joseph Heard; Joseph Richards; John Wentworth ; and Ger- 
shom Downs were killed by the Indians, on the main Road about two Miles 
from the Foot of the Town. At the same Time & place, John Richards was 
wounded & captivated ; and on the same Day Jonathan Door, a young Lad was 
captivated by the Indians at Salmon Falls Road in Rochester, (p 22.) 

"May I^' 1747 The Wife of Jonathan Hodgdon was killed by the Indians, 
near Squamanagonic Mills, being Sabbath Day Morning." (p. 30.) 

On page 22 the name of John Wentworth was omitted by 
mistake. The date of Mrs. Hodgdon's death is evidently as given 
on page 30, as May 1, 1748 was the Sabbath. Jonathan Hodg- 
don married again, and had in all twenty-one children. 

Pages 245 and 265. 

The first Sunday school in Rochester was started about 1819. 
It is remembered that it was a year before the first one in Ports- 
mouth. Hannah Upham first called a few children together at 
the Court House. She was assisted by Ruth Haven, and after- 
wards by Eliza March and Arabella Smith. The books used 
were the Bible, Watts's Hymns, and the Catechism. At the close 
of school they marched two and two to the meeting house where 
they had seats in the galler3\ It was designed for poor children 


who had no instruction at home. Gradually others came in, and 
the whole system slowly developed to include all who would meet 
and study the Bible. It was at first held only in the summer, 
being kept through the winter of 1842-43 for the first time. The 
followiuof is the roll of the Union Sabbath School of 1826. A 
part of the paper is torn off", removing entirely the 5th class of boys 
and mutilating the record of the 9th and 10th classes of girls. 
The names above each class are written with pencil, and appear to 
be the teachers. One or two are doubtful. 

"15 Verses Each. Tim (?) Upham. 
Class let Theodore C. Woodman, George Hoyt, John B. Hanson, Joseph H. 
Hanson, Francis W. Upham, Benjamin D. Colbath, Jasper York, Haniford 

Mr. McCrillis. 
Class 2^ Charles Hurd, Rufus Hoyt, John Pray, Richard Ross, George Hoyt, 
Wingate Chase. 

Joseph (V) Smith. 
Class ?>^ Charles L. Hoyt. Albert Upham, Joseph Hurd, Charles Main, Joseph 
Hayes, Charles Dame, Daniel Calef. 

Class 4"» Shubal Cole, John D. Hoyt, Samuel Kenney, Charles Dennett, George 
Main, Oliver H. Tebbets. 

15 Verses. Sarah Ann March. 
Class 1"' Sophia Henderson, Elizabeth Cole, Mary E. Hanson, Harriet Wood- 
man, Esther Ann Hanson. 

15 Verses. Miss Cole. 
Class 2<i Sarah Jane Woodman, Ruth Upham, Maria Demerit, Sophia Hurd. 

12 Verses. Rosa Brewster. 
Class 3*1 Susan Bartlett Maria Woodman, Juanna Hurd, M. Hoyt. 

12 Verses. Miss Pray. 
Class 4"! Caroline Hale, Betsey S. Chase, Roxana Runnels, Emerline Roberts, 
Martha S. Roberts. 

15 Verses Lucy Hurd. 
Class 5"» Mary Ross, Mary Tebbets, Sarah Tebbets, Susan Clark, Charlotte 

12 Verses. Caroline March. 
Class &-^ Elizabeth Hoyt, Elizabeth Richards, Sally Hurd, L. Hurd Smith. 

10 Verses. Mary Knight. 
Class 7'^ Ruth Pierce, Mary Home, Elizabeth Home, Emerline Demerit, Mercy 

10 Verses. Miss Dimmick. (?) 
Class 8"^ Dolly Haven, Lydia Haven, Susan Haven, Mary Demerit, Sarah 


Class 9"^ Hannah York, Elizabeth Hodgdon, Sarah 

6 Verses. 
Class 10* Sarah Charberlain, Mary J Ann Clark, Laviuia Corson, 

Olive C 

Class 11"^ Abigail Henderson, Sarah Ann Hoit, Sarah Jane Cole, Deborah Ann 
Demerit, Lucretia Gowel, Elizabeth Ricker, Sally Hammet, Elizabeth Calf, Lydia 
Downs, Maria York. 

Pages 264 and 270. 

The corner stone of the old Wesleyan Chapel was removed July 
25, 1867, and the copper plates with the other articles mentioned 
were found in a lead box about eight inches square and one and 
one half deep, with a cover not soldered on. The documents were 
in a moldering state, some of them dropping to pieces on the 
slightest touch. The Bible was much worm-eaten, though the Book 
of Discipline was in a better condition. The papers could none 
of them be replaced. 

The corner stone of the new house was laid August 1, 1867. 
The ceremonies, after the regular church ritual, were as follows : — 

"I. Announcement by the Pastor, Frank R. Strattou, of the several docu- 
ments to be deposited, consisting of the two copper plates from the old Corner 
Stone; a new copper plate with the following inscription: ' The Wesleyan Chapel 
which was erected by the Methodist E. Church A. D. 1825 was demolished for the 
purpose of erecting a more ample Structure A. D. 1867. The New Methodist 
Church was erected A. D. 1867, and this 


was laid with imposing Masonic ceremonies by the Grand Lodge of New Hamp- 
shire assisted by Humane Lodge No. 21, and many visiting Lodges, August 1^* 
A. L. 58G7 ' ; the Bible; the Book of Discipline; a Hymn Book; list of Church 
officials, class leaders, members of society, and building committee; Centennial of 
American Methodism ; Methodist Almanac; Minutes of New Hampshire Confer- 
ence ; Zion's Herald ; Journal of Grand Lodge of New Hampshire ; list, of olEcers 
and members witli the by-laws of Humane Lodge ; Rochester Courier containing 
Memorial address by the Pastor ; one copy of each paper published in the County ; 
the circular of invitation and programme of exercises ; town report for 1866-67 ; 
copy of Boston Journal ; currency and coin in circulation from one dollar to one 
cent; bills of the Rochester Bank of the earliest and latest dates; spectacles 
worn by Col. John McDuffee, who died 1817, aged 94; Photograph of the Pastor 
finished in India ink by Abbie H. Dennett. 

II. Deposit of the box by John McDuffee. 

III. Lowering the .stone with solemn music by the band. 

IV. Ceremonies of Masonic ritual conducted by Gi'and Master John H. Rowell 
of Franklin, assisted by D. G. M. Alexander M. Winn of Farmington ; Senior 
Grand Warden John R. Holbrook of Portsmouth ; James Farrington of Roch- 
ester as Junior Grand Warden; and Betton W. Sargent of Rochester as Grand 


V. Anthera : 'Wake the song of Jubilee.' 

VI. Address by Governor Walter Harriman. 

VII. Anthem : ' Praise God from whom all blessings flow.' 

VIII. Benediction by Rev. R. M. Sargent of Farmington as Grand Chaplain." 

Page 271. 

"A tribute to the] Memory of the Departed Heroes of Metho- 
dism, both Ministerslaiid Laymen, of Rochester, N, H. : written by 
request for the Ladies' Re-union Festival held upon the Dedication 
of their new Church, March 26, 1868. 


In this glad day of Zion's light, 

With nursing queens and praying kings, 

While we rejoice in prospects bright, 
We think of days of feeble things. 

Our fathers served the mighty God, 

When few and scattered through the land, 

When persecution like a flood 

Assailed their cause on every hand. 

Some called them '' wolves in sheep's attire" 

Invading other shepherds' folds ; 
Others, fanatics wild with fire 

To stir up strife in God's households. 

"These zealous heretics contend 

That all the world is harvest field; 
Yet we our parish lines defend, 

With stubborn hearts refuse to yield." 

But onward still they preached the cross, 

In hamlet, field, or shady grove; 
Counting the world but dung and dross, 

To deck with stars their crown above. 

A Lewis Bates of robust form. 

Dark as a cloud in yonder sky, 
With voice above the raging storm. 

Cried, "Sinners, O why will ye die?" 

A Joseph Peck of mother wit, 

Social, but wanting holy fire, 
Hence many a scornful foe was hit 

By ready shafts of keen satire. 

A Bannister of prime good stock, 

Eccentric, watchful every day, 
Always retired at nine o'clock, 

And rose at four to sing and pray. 


A Damon Young among the best 
Of all God's workmen in the field; 

'Twas hard to let him go to rest; 
His master called ; we had to yield. 

The scholar. Ruler, from his youth 

Was consecrated to the cross ; 
He founded schools, proclaimed God's truth^ 

And fell a martyr to the cause. 

John Brodhead, prince of pioneers, 

In those old days of chivalry 
Led Zion's hosts for scores of years. 

And fell with shouts of victory. 

Charles Baker, too, God's nobleman, 
Courteous and kind, a genial friend, 

Long worked the old itinerant plan, 
And gained the conquest in the end. 

We must not pass a Horlons name, 

Able, precise, and dignified; 
He labored long, acquired some fame, 

Was much lamented when he died. 

Another man of mark has gone, — 
His preaching like a rushing flood, — 

Far-famed as ''Reformation John,'' 
And many souls were brought to God. 

A son of thunder, Eben Blake, 
For fifty toilsome years he stood. 

Warning all sinners to forsake 

At once their sins and turn to God. 

Nor must we fail in this array 

To give a Sanborn's honored name ; 

This gentleman, with some display, 
He lived to God, and died the same. 

D. Kilburn, in his manhood's prime 
Mighty to preach, much on his knees; 

For full two hours he many a time 
Assailed John Calvin's dire decrees. 

0. Scott, " a burning, shining light," 
A prince in Zion's mighty host; 

His services for black and white, 
Ages to come will not be lost. 

B. Eastman, too, long known and loved. 
Was strong for Scripture holiness ; 

Endowed with wisdom from above 
He lived and died in perfect peace. 


J. Perkins long traversed our hills ; 

His zeal and pathos made him great, 
Our best appointments ably filled, 

Was honored much in church and state. 

William D. Cass has closed his day ; 

A man of God faithful and strong; 
Ilis many friends will love to say 

That " few have done so well so long." 

N. Bigelow and /. B. White 

Were trained to learning from their youth; 
Soldiers of Christ, to wield their might 

To spread the glorious gospel truth. 

Tall brother Lord, P. Hunger strong, 
Two foremost men in battle strife, 

Long lived to lead our hosts along. 
And fell in hopes of endless life. 

H. Field, F. Dame, and Worthing, too, 
Belonged to this select vanguard ; 

L. Frost, A. Clark, and Jaques, who 
We trust have gained their great reward. 

L. Wallace of the old school race. 
The preacher and the magistrate, 

Long lived to fill an honored place 
In doing good in church and state. 

L. Bennett, and H. Morey, now 

Close up the list of pioneers 
Who held the mighty gospel plow 

Among our hills in former years. 

But valiant laymen in this band, 
Quite as effective in their spheres ; 

We can't forget the noble stand 

Which they maintained so many years. 

John Trickey and his godly wife 
Did good to souls and bodies too, 

Maintained their faith by works through life. 
Excelled by none, equaled by few. 

We note the Wentworth family, 
Tliomas and Richard, pioneers, 

They loved salvation full and free. 
And went to rest in ripened years. 

How /. C. Cole would pray and sing ! 

His wife and mother swell the strain I 
For them to live was Christ their king. 

For them to die was endless gain. 


And last, not least, Charlea Dennett, who, 
Sagacious, firm, in manners plain, 

A Christian patriot ever true ; — 
'Tis hard to fill his place again. 

All these have run their mortal race, 
Their master called them home to rest ; 

O may their sons well fill their place, 
And wait their turn to join the blest 1 

All other friends of righteousness 

Whose honored names have not been given, 

Who lived for God, and died in peace, — 
We hope to meet them safe in heaven. 

The memory of the past is sweet, 

The fathers' deeds of love ; — 
While we enjoy their fruit so great, 

They wear their crowns above. 

May we, their daughters and their sons, 

Prove worthy of our sires. 
And consummate what they begun, 

And set the world on fire. 

O may this blessed truth abound 

Throughout this world forlorn ! 
And IVIethodism be handed down 

To nations yet unborn ! 


We leave the living grenadier, 

Both clergymen and laymen, 
To make report in pei'son here, 

With an emphatic Ameji! 

rage 300. 

Humphrey Hanson, a younger brother of Dominicus, composed 
some humorous verses describing the various tricks of the dealers, 
and induced one of the well-known drinkers to recite them in 
public places about the village. A few of these verses were as 
follows : — 

" I've a song for your noddles though not very good. 
For something is meant though not well understood, 
Concerning our merchants so artful are they, 
Though they've no rum to sell they'll give it away. 

There's C — n, and H — n, and M — h I mean, 
Three as clever good fellows as ever were seen. 


Hut show them your money and tell them you'll pay, 
Though they've no rum to sell, they'll give it axoay. 

There's honest J — T— I liked to've forgot, 

For he with the rest has a hand in the plot, 

lUit for love of your health, for the sake of good pay, 

Both water and rum he in fact r/u-c.s away. 

Now may God bless and prosper these dear, honest men. 
Who in buying and selling will make all they can ; 
But this must be told them, 'tis well known that they 
Are selling their rum while they give it away. 

Now as to myself, I've not much to add ; 

I was drunk all last week, and now feel quite sad; 

And as for ray song, I'll ask for no pay. 

But for just half a glass will give it avjay."" 

The following sketch written by Charles S. Felker (p. 459) 
being received too late for Chapter XR^, is inserted here : — 


Samuel Demeritt, a well-known blacksmith of Rochester and 
a highly respected citizen, was born in Madbnry in 1789, and at 
the age of tw^enty-two married Miss Alice Locke of Barrington. 
They had ten children : — Xancy F. and Lucy C. dying in infancy; 
while Sophia L., Emeline L., Samuel, Jr., and Alice L. also 
passed beyond in early life ; Elizabeth J. married Samnel S. Sher- 
man of Salem, N. Y., where she lived until his death, when she 
removed to Dover, N. H. ; Maria B. married Nathan AV. AVilson, 
also a citizen of Salem. These two sisters died at Gonic within 
eleven days of each other, while on a visit to the old homestead 
in 1880. Mary J. lived in Dover, N. H., until her death in 1875. 
She was twice married ; the first husband being Oliver P. Burley, 
and the second John S. Glass. Deborah A., now Mrs. AVilliam 
H. Felker, is the only survivor. She was for a number of years 
a successful school teacher in Dover, but since marriage has resided 
at the former home of her parents. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Demeritt came of good stock; the former 
being a relative of Maj. John Demeritt who assisted General Sul- 
livan in the capture of fort William and Mary at Portsmouth ; 
and afterwards took the powder which was first concealed under 


the Durham meeting-house, but later removed by him to his farm 
in Madbury for safer keeping, and hauled it in his ox-cart to the 
colonial army at Boston, arriving on the day of the battle of Bun- 
ker Hill ; while the latter was a lineal descendant of John Locke, 
the renowned English philosopher. 

Mr. Demeritt came to the town in 1815, and established his 
business on Main street, just below the Knight house. He was 
a master in his trade and besides running two forges, often worked 
when the town was otherwise hushed in sleep. His great skill 
in working steel extended to other towns, and brought him a large 
amount of that kind of work. In public affairs he early mani- 
fested a deep interest, and became associated with that class of 
citizens who were known as the solid men of the town, because 
of their quiet unassuming ways and strong determination to act 
from conviction. 

When he removed to Gonic in 1827, the place was in a very 
crude condition. There was no church, no business of any con- 
sequence except farming, and no more society than the country 
districts of the present atford. Here he resumed his trade in the 
brick shop which to-day forms part of a dwelling-house on Main 
street, and found abundance of work awaiting him. Soon after 
settling in his new home, he began to deal in real estate in con- 
nection with his trade, and owned a large farm on the western 
side of the village. On this farm is located the mineral spring 
which was a favorite drinking place of the Indians, while the large 
rock close by served as their lookout. Tradition says that a party 
of braves were once surprised here while drinking, and the one 
stationed on the lookout killed, his body being buried at the foot 
of the rock. Many now follow the example of the red men and 
resort to this spring in the hot days of summer, while some have 
been benefited by its medicinal properties. 

He freely gave his time and energy for the improvement of 
the village, serving as a member of the committee that erected 
the first church in 1840, which was dedicated in the Freewill 
Baptist faith, and to this church he and his good wife assumed 
allegiance. They were liberal in its support, and entertained a 
large number of those who visited the parish. In fact so many 
ministers stopped with them that their house soon became the 
favorite resort of the clergymen. 


Mrs. Demeritt possessed a strong and sympathetic nature, wliile 
her kind and generous spirit often cheered the unfortunate on 
their way. Such a woman coiikl not be other than a frequent 
visitor to the sick chamber, where she was greatly valued. She 
was one of those women who took great delight in ancient things, 
and among the many family relics cherished by her descendants 
is a silk dress which is of historical interest. This dress was 
imported from China about two hundred years ago, and is a pure 
yellow (the Chinese favorite color). It is compactly woven and 
twice as thick as modern silks. The style is ancient, with sliort 
waist, long sleeves, and wide collar, and any one wearing it would 
probably have no trouble in attracting attention. Although made 
nearly two centuries ago it is well preserved, especially the color, 
which has never been changed from the original. This ancient 
fabric is now in the possession of Mrs, William H. Felker, who 
very appropriately wore it,^ in the centennial year, at the golden 
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Downing Varney, where she impersonated 
Ladv Washington. 

" Uncle Demeritt," as he was called in the later years of his 
life, served in the war of 1812, going to the defence of Ports- 
mouth. In politics he was a Jacksonian Democrat, but a life- 
long opponent of slavery, and it is related that a fugitive from 
Kentucky bondage once rejoiced to find food and shelter at his 
home. He was very conscientious in judgment, and was often 
called upon to act as referee. The following incident will illus- 
trate the great respect entertained for his integrity. A citizen 
of Barrington once presented a bill against him to Hon. J. H. 
Woodman for suit. 'Squire Woodman refused with the laconic 
reply: — "He is an honest man." The suit was afterwards en- 
tered, however, but during the whole session of court the man 
failed to appear, and the judge" discharged the defendant in a 
complimentary manner. 

Samuel Demeritt died June 30, 1856, aged 66 years, and the 
death of Mrs. Demeritt occurred April 19, 1866, at the age of 79. 


The following lines written by J. S. Ckitler (p. 288) were printed 
in the " Rochester Leader " of June 20, 1888. 

Where wild Coclieco dashes free, 

Through countless windings on its way 

To give its waters to the sea, 

And birds make glad the summer day, — 

Through shady woods, on plodding nag, 
Rode Parson Main, — long years ago, — 

The Bible in his saddle-bag. 
And loaded gun for dusky foe. 

A man of peace, he still believed 

'Twas well to tight at duty's call ; 
Allowing much could be achieved 

By pushing praj'er with musket ball. 

His was a rigid iron creed. 

But well he knew the right from wrong; 

And hard he toiled with word and deed 
To help the cause of right along. 

With earnest face and stirring blood, 

In time of drouth he prayed for rain ; 
And when the heavens threatened flood, 

He prayed to make it dry again. 

He stirred the brothers' lagging zeal, 

Backsliders knew his constant care ; 
Denunciation sharp as steel. 

He gave the scoffer for his share. 

And thus he toiled the seasons through, 
'Mid summer's heat and winter's frost ; 

Encouraging believers true, 

And warning those he counted lost. 

Wherever sorrow raised its cry. 

His heart responded to the call; 
A healing fountain never dry. 

His kindness flowed alike to all. 

And hard he strove in devious ways, 

(_)ld Satan's crafty powers to foil ; 
And this we know, — through all his days 

The world was better for his toil. 

Far from the truth these years have brought 
He stood, — the subject of these rhymes ; 

But in the days in which he wrought. 
His was the spirit for the times. 

Though rough and ru;;ged were his ways, 
Such lives the firm foundation laid. 


On which to-day the world may raise 
The fairest structure Faith has made. 

And if his creed was iron-bound, 
And somewhat destitute of light, 

In that great realm his soul has found. 
Long since God's love has set him right. 

And so he lived and toiled and died, 
But where he resteth none can tell ; * 

Good deeds he scattered far and wide. 
But no man knoweth where he fell. 

Somewhere amid New Hampshire's hills. 
Where bright Cocheco's laughing wave 

The vale with murmuring music fills, 
The grass grows green upon his grave. 

Somewhere amid the opening flowers 
On lowly vale, or hill's green crest. 

To-day through springtime's sunny hours, 
The birds are singing o'er his rest. 

So let him lie — it matters not — 
The spot in which his ashes rest; 

Such lives can never be forgot. 

And — well — God knoweth what is best. 

Page 561. 


"Whereas, the burial grounds known as the Old Cemetery, with such grounds 
as have been added thereunto, and as now (January 18, 1890), enclosed by the 
fence surrounding the same, and known as the Old Cemetery, situate easterly 
of the common in Rochester (Village), in the County of Strafford and State of 
New Hampshire, and bounded by land of the late Albert II. Wentworth, the 
Rochester Cemetery Association, ^lary S. Sanborn and others, are, to a large 
extent in a neglected condition, and it is necessary that a permanent fund be 
established for the future care and preservation of said cemetery, forever ; 

Therefore, agreeable to amended Section seven (7), of Chapter forty-nine (49), 
of the General Laws of the State of New Hampshire, in relation to public cem- 
eteries and parks, approved August seventh (7th), A. D. eighteen hundred and 
eighty-nine (1889), 

Resolved, that the citizens of the town of Rochester, in the County of Straf- 
ford and State of New Hampshire, in town meeting assembled, do, by vote, 
hereby agree that said town of Rochester, in said county and said state, and 
the citizens of such succeeding governments as may succeed the present town 
government, do accept as a sacred trust from 


* This is evidentl}' a mistalie, arising, doubtless, from the facts in regard to Mr. Hill 
(pp. 86, 89). 


for the perpetual proper care, improvement and preservation of the said Old 
Cemetery, Monied Contributions, aggregating 


the same to constitute a fund to be known as the Old Cemetery Conservation 
Fund, Perpetua, and to hold the same in trust forever; and to well and safely 
invest and be accountable for, and do hereby agi-ee to a-bsolutely make good 
all losses of the same and of the income therefrom, forever, and do hereby agree 
to receive any and all contributions to said fund, as herein provided, from 
whomsoever tendered, and incorporate them into the same, and do hereby agree 
to become accountable for and to absolutely make good all losses of the same 
and of the income therefrom, forever; and that said fund shall never be dis- 
turbed or used — and that — the income only can and shall be used as herein 

First: That one half (3^) of each fifty dollars and upward designated con- 
tribution to said Old Cemetery Conservation Fund, Perpetua, shall have the 
annual income accruing from said one half (}4) devoted by said authorities 
(agreeable to the wishes of survivini; relatives, as far as is justifiable and con- 
sistent with the amount of money to be expended) to such lot or grave as said 
contributor or contributors agree upon and designate, forever, in the following 
manner : That thi'ee fourths (%) of this said income, or so much only of the 
three fourths (^^) as may be necessary, shall be devoted annually when neces- 
sary, for all necessary and proper care, preservation and beautifying of said lot 
or grave, and everything thereon, or that may hereafter be placed or erected 
on the same forever, and for all reasonable compensation to said authorities for 
services employed in carrying out tlie same forever — and — that the remainder 
(if any) of this said three fourths (^) and the remaining one fourth (3ii) shall 
be set aside and to be well and safely invested by, and accounted for by said 
authorities, the same to constitute an Emergency Fund, the income therefrom 
to be added to the same annually, and do hereby agree to absolutely make good 
all losses of the same, and that said Emergency Fund, or so much of it as may 
be required, shall be used, when needed, for all necessary and proper restoration 
and reproduction of all existing stones, tablets, monuments, inscriptions, stone 
edging and fence on, or that may hereafter be placed or erected on said desig- 
nated lot or grave, and for said purpose only, and — that — 

Second: The remaining one half ()^) of this said class of fifty dollar and 
upward designated contributions — and — all general contributions to said Old 
Cemetery Conservation Fund, Perpetua, shall constitute a general part of said 
Old Cemetery Conservation Fund, Perpetua, the annual income therefrom to be 
devoted by said authorities, annually, when necessary, for all necessary and 
proper care, restoration, improvement and preservation of the entire Old Cem- 
etery at large, aforesaid, in common, and all existing and future lots and graves 
therein (including all lots and graves that have no one to care for them, re- 
gardless of contribution to this fund) forever, and for everything on, or erected 
on, or that may hereafter be placed or erected on the same (agreeable to the 
wishes of surviving relatives as far as justifiable and consistent with the amount 
of money to be expended), and for all reasonable compensation to said author- 
ities for services employed in carrying out the same forever — and — 

Fourth : That all of the existing and future lots and graves and all thereon, 
gate or gates, and fence or wall surrounding said cemetery grounds to have 
precedence in this expenditure over the grounds at large, building or buildings. 
Said Old Cemetery to always remain for the purpose now used, only, distinct 
and separate from any other cemetery or burial ground forever. That the ap- 
proach to said cemetery from the highway shall be kept in a passable condition 
for foot or team by said authorities independent of this fund. And that said 
fund shall be exempt from any and all taxation forever, and that said author- 



ities do hereby agree to preserve, care foi* and perpetuate said Old Cemetery- 
forever, and to faithfully carry out all the measures, provisions and conditions 
of this instrument forever, without compensation, and cause the same to be 
placed upon said town and said county records in full, and to be responsible 
for all money received, invested and disbursed, and to absolutely make good all 
losses whatever of the same forever, and to acknowledge in one or more of the 
regular, reliable, established local newspapers of said Rochester, the receipt of 
any and all contributions to said fund at time of receiving the same, stating 
contributor, object, and amount, and to present their annual account and state- 
ment of the said fund in their report to the public, annually, forever. 


jSToah Tebbetts, Brooklyn, N. Y., on the Xoah Tebbetts lot . . . $250 

Dominicus Hanson, on the Joseph and Dominicus Hanson lot . . 700 

John ]\IcI)uffee, on the Farrington and ]\IcDuffee lot ... . 600 

Harriet C Manson, Montclair, X. J,, on the William Chase lot . . 100 

Mary T. Seccomb, Brooklyn, N. Y., on the Moses Hale lot . . . 500 

Charles B. Tebbetts, Lynn, Mass., on the Xoah Tebbetts lot . . 350 

Do. Do. on the Jeremiah H. Woodman lot . 400 

George E. Barnard, Lynn, ^Nlass., on the Richardson and Barnard lots . 250 
Francis W. Upham, Xew York, §50; Mrs. JNIary U. Coe, Bangor, Me., 
S50; Joseph B. Upham, Portsmouth, $50; Charles U. Bell, Law- 
rence, Mass., $10; Eliza U. Bell, Exeter, $5; all on the Nathaniel 

L'pham lot . . , 165 

]\Iary Ann Whitehouse, on the Enoch Whitehouse lot . , . . 500 

David Hayes, on the David Hayes lot ...... . 200 

Abbie H. Dennett, on the Charles Dennett lot ..... 100 

Clara A. Warren, on the Joseph Warren and George Robinson lot . 50 

Charles A. C. Hanson, general contribution ...... 101 

Ephraim Hammett, on the Ephraim Hammett lot . . . . . 100 

Total $4,366 


Misses Annie and Caroline Barker, on the Barker, March, and Chap- 
man lots $200 

]V[rs. Bradford and Mrs. Rogers, on the Woodman lot . . . . 100 

J. II. Wardwell, $50: Mrs. Pratt, $25: on the Knight lot . . . 75 

Mrs. M. F. Robinson, on the Warren and Robinson lot ... 50 






Parson Haven said : " This town has always been remarkable for 
old people." 

The following list of deaths of persons eighty years old and up- 
wards, from 1783 to 1867, was collected by the author. Ages not 
exact, — supposed to be the nearest full year. 

Date of 

death. Name. 1 

1783. Mrs. Timothy Roberts, first 

civilized woman in town 

1784. Widow McDuftee . 
1791. Widow Perlvins 
1793. Widow Twombly . 
1795. Samuel Drown 
1798. Widow Harford . 

1798. Ebenezer Jones 

1799. Widow Richards . 

Date of 




















Thomas Drew 
Widow Bickford . 
Jonathan Hodgdon 
Samuel Win gate . 
Widow Rebecca Trickey 
Hon. John Plumer . 
Lucy Place 
Col. John McDuffee 
Widow Heard 

31, 1823. 




2, 1824. 

27, 1825. 

Date of death. Name. 

Ephraim Perkins .... 

Lt. Joshua Holmes, a soldier of the Revolution 

fc^arauel Stackpole .... 

Widow Header .... 

Widow of Ephraim Perkins . 

Widow of Timothy Roberts . 

Jose2)h Tebbets .... 

Josiah Main ..... 

Isaac Twombly .... 

Joseph Dame ..... 

Widow of Deacon Trickey 

Rev. Joseph Haven 

Benjamin Hurd .... 

Widow Sarah Perkins 

Morris Ellis 

Ephraim Ham, the third white jDerson born in Rochester 
James Calef ..... 
Lydia, wife of Capt. Alexander Hodgdon 
Benjamin Meder .... 
Abigail Holmes .... 
Stephen Ham .... 

Widow Mary Hayes 
David Tebbits, died in Berwick 
Widow Mary Downing . 
James Pickering .... 

Benjamin Roberts, sailed with Paul Jones, a soldier of 

the Revolution .... 

1832. Jolham Nutter .... 

14. Elijah Tebbetts .... 

Alexander Hodgdon. 

Caleb Jackson .... 

1835. Benjamin Rollins .... 

G, 1836. John liandall 

Phebe Wentworth .... 


































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Lucy, willow of Dr. James Howe, died in Boston 

Charity Drown 

INIrs. irary Twonibly 

Abigail Jonnoss 

Filiphalet Clout man 

Betsey Henderson . 

Elizabeth Twombly. 

Mrs. Hannah Knight 

Widow Sarah Iloyt 

Hon. David Barker 

Rose Murray . 

Mrs. Sarah Home . 

Samuel Allen . 

John Gray 

Mary Wingate 

Hatevil Knight 

Phebe Lil^bey . 

Nathaniel Ham 

Mrs. Lydia Hayes . 

James Chesley 

William Jenness 

Ebenezer Tebbets . 

Widow Rebecca Seavey 

Mrs. Lamson Varney 

Widow Sally Knowles 

Samuel Chamberlain 

Abio;ail Wallino;ford 

Stephen Ham . 

James Garland 

Susanna Hanson 

Meribeh, wife of Amos Main 

James Tebbets 

Mrs. Hannah Nutter 

Hannah, widow of Richard Dame 

Mrs. Sarah Sargent 

Deborah Canney 

Mrs. Abigail Foss . 

JMehitable, widow of James McDutFee 

Mrs. Abigail T. Murray 

Stei^hen Place 

jNlary Garland 

Widow of Amos ^Nlain, died in Lowell, Mass 

James Robinson 

Mrs. Phebe Jenness 

John Nutter . 

Widow Jane Pearl . 

Dolly Dore 

Elizabeth, widoAV of Stephen Place 

Abigail, widow' of John Hayes 

Sally Hayes 

Lydia Ham 

John Nutter . 

Mrs. Tebbets . 

John Murray . 























































John S. Parsons furnished the followmg record of " unusual 
mortality" m the M. E. Society in 1884-86. 




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W. Knight Kimball 
Sai'ah Varney . 
Abigail Waldron 
Mrs. George Page . 
INIrs. Wylie Knight 
Mrs. Susannah Dame 
Mrs. Israel Tuttle . 
Sarah C. Brock 
Lydia Walker . 
j\Irs. Mary Duncan 
Eliza Mclntire 
Mrs. Otis Scruton . 
Mrs. Hannah Pray . 
Mrs. Cynthia Lindsey 
Mrs. Sarah Hussey . 
Mrs. C. W. Bradley 
Jeremiah D. Richardson 
John B. Clayton 
Jesse Home . 
Mrs. Betsey S. C. Hanson 


The following copy of Baptisms and Marriages from the " Roch- 
ester Church Book of Records" from 1737 to 1824 is valuable to 
all interested in Genealogy. 


Aug. 28. 1737 Simon Bussell Baptized upon his Parents acct — 

Sep. 11. Baptized Benj" Babb of Barrington — 

Oct. 2 Rich'' Babb of Barrington Entred Into Cov* & was Himself Bap- 
tized, & also his Chid John Babb — at y" same time Baptized Solomon 

Get. 23. Baptized Benj". Cops. 

Nov''. BajDtized Samuel Richards & his wife Sarah & their Children Name- 
ly Deborah, Samuel, Sarah, Salome also Baptized James Berry. Baptized 
Mary Drew 

January. Baptized Mary Dearing 

Feb. 8. Baptized Susanna Locke 

March 26. 1737/8 Baptized Lydia Main My Daughter — 

April. 2. 1738 Baptized Joseph Herd & Sarah Bickford 

June 31.* Baptized Sarah & Elizabeth Johnson at Barrington. 

June 4. Baptized 3 Children at York old Parish 

June. 11. Baptized Daniel MacFee 

June 18. Baptized Joseph Mac'Intire At York New Parish y^ Father of y* 
Child Jn" Maclntire Then Renewed his Cov' with y' Chh 

June. 25. William & Mark Jennes Entred Into Cov* with this Chh & 
were both Baptized & at y'' same time Elizabetli Knight of Barrington also 
took upon Her y'' Baptismal Cov' & was Baptized — 

June 28. Baptized at Barrington Abraham & Richard & John Knight & 
Roger Swain all Children — 

July. 2. Baptized Daniel Wentworth 

July. 16. Baptized William Hannah, & Jemima Jennes y^ Children of W" 
Jennes — 

* So written ; doubtless June 1. 


July. 26. Baptized John & Susanna Layton at Barrington — Baptized 
Triphena Stiles. 

Feb. 12. Baptized Pavid Cops 

March. 25. Baptized Edward Tebbets upon his Entring Into C'ov' & also 
his child Jonathan, at y« same time Baptized Mary Plaice 

April 1. 17oD Baptized Daniel Forst. 
, April. 8. Baptized Robert Knight of above 70 years old 

April 15. Baptized George Hayes 

INlay. 6. Bcnj» & Sam' Merry Jun'' Entred Into Govt & were Baptized. 
At y Same time Abigail y"^ Wife of Sam' Merry Jun"^ RencAved her Baptis- 
mal Gov' — &^I then Bapti"zed y'' children of Sam' Merrey Jun'' viz. Joseph 
& Mary Merrey; Also then — Baptized Hannah AVentworth & Hannah 

Locke. — 

May. 13. Baptized Elisabeth Hammock w° then Entred Into Gov' — Also 
Baptized at y'^ same time Olive Richards — 

May. 20. Baptized Ebenezer Grow at Newington 

May. 27. Baptized jNIary & Sarah Babb at Barrington 

June. 13. Baptized Daniel Jennes at his Fathers House 

June. 14. Baptized Susanna Kenny at her own House Being Sick She took 
y« Baptismal Gov' upon Her 

June. 17. Baptized William Ham & Sarah Tompson. Daughter of Noah 

July 22. Baptized Bethena Allard. 

Aug. 12. Baptized John Jennes & Izett Bussel 

Sep. 9. Baptized Moses Downs. 

Sep. 16. Baptized Joseph & Mary Dam, twins — 

April 1. 174:0. Baptized Lydia Kenny Being Sick At her Fathers House 
who dyed Soon after. 

April. 20. Baptized Jonathan Richards 

May. 11. Baptized Timothy Roberts & Esther Gops 

June. 6. Baptized Nathan Horn At his Fathers House Being Sick 

June. 8. Baptized Rebecca Bickford. 

June. 15. Baptized Kezia Knight. 

June. 22. Baptized Hannah Main my Daughter. 

June. 29. Baptized Jonathan Young & his Wife Anna who then Entred In- 
to Gov' Also Baptized their Ghildren viz. Hannah, & Jean Young. Also At 
ye Same time Baptized y« widow Elizabeth ,Drown Being near to 70 year of 
age & her Sou Samuel Drown w" both Entred Into Gov' & then Baptized 
his son Solomon. 

Aug. 3. Baptized Anna Forst 

Aug. 24. Baptized John Jennes 

April. 5. 1741. Baptized Gharity Tebbets. 

April. 12. Baptized Elizabeth Hayes. 

May. 3. Baptized Abigail Wentworth. 

May. 24. Baptized Agnes MacNeal Her mother Jean Mcneal then Entred 
Into Gov'. 

Samuel Whitehouse Entred Into Gov' & was Baptized & his Son 

Daniel MacNeal Entred Into Gov'. 

Baptized Dorothy Babb of Barrington. 

Eleonour Berry Renewed her Bai)tismal Gov' & then Baptized 
, Henry Allard, \t Elizabeth Bussell 
Baptized Richard Howard at Barrington. 

Baptized Hannah Herd 

Mary The wife of Ithamar Sevey Renewed her Baptism' Gov* 

Baptizol Benjamin Herd & Hannah Jennes. 

Baptized Shem Drown & Abigail Sevey. 











John Berry 












Septem^ 6. Hannah y^ Wife of James Plaice Renewed her Baptismal Gov' 
Then Baptized hei' child Hannah — 

Sept. 13. Abigail wife of Benj'' Tebbetts Entred Into Cov' & was then 
Baptized. Bai:)tized also her Children Benjamin Daniel Ebeuezer & Abigail 
Tebbetts. also at y' time Baptized David Plaice. 

Sep'. 27. Baptized Sarah Jennes & Hannah Hodgdon. 

Oct. 4. Baptized Icabod Blagden — 

Dec. 13. Baptized Elizabeth Downs & Sarah Richards. 

Dec. 20. James Gray Stephen Berry & Abigail Tebbetts Renewed their 
Baptismal Covenant. Also Thomas Hammock & Solomon Tebbetts Entred 
Into Cov' & were Baptized 

Dec. 27. John Hammock Jnn"" & Elizabeth Pearl Entred Into Cov' & were 

Jan? 3. Martha Kenny Entred Into Gov' & was Baptized. 

Jany. 10. William Ellis John Richards Sarah Layton & Lydia Layton All 
Entred Into Gov' & were Baptized — at y'= Same time Mary y*^ Wife of William 
Ellis Renewed her Baptism' Gov' 

Feb. 7. Abigail Plaice & Abigail Walker Renewed y'' Baptis^ Gov'. 

Feb. 14. Baptized Ephraim Chamberlain. 

Feb. 28. Baptized Lazarus Rawlins at Newington, 

March. 14. Baptized Hannah Forst of Barrington. 

March. 16. Baptized Susanna Locke at y<* Neck Lecture 

April. 18. 1742. Baptized Samuel Cops & Elizabeth Forst. 

May. 16. Baptizd Jonathan, John, William, & Abigail Ellis. & Richard 

Baptized Sarah Cater at Spi'uce Greek 
. Baptized Joshua Knight. 
Baptized Lois Hodgdon — 

Baptized Temperance Bickford & Sarah Richards — 
Baptized Sarah Roberts & Elizabeth Dearing. 
Baptized Daniel Berry Son of Joseph Berry. 
Baptized Samuel Drew. Baptized James Shute of Barrington 
Solomon Drown Entred Into Covenant & was Baptized also 
lis Child Jonathan. 
Aug. 29. Benjamin Tebbetts Entred Into Gov' & was Baptized & then 
Baptized two of his Children viz William & James — 

Dec' 13. Baptized Paul Tebbetts upon his Sick & Death Bed 
Dec. 26. Nathaniel Son of Paul Tebbets Entred Into Gov' & was Baptized 
— Also Baptized Henry, Paul, Israel, Josiah, & Joyce Tebbetts Children of y« 
Widow Sarah Tebbetts 
Jany. Baptized Drown of Samuel Drown — 

Feb. Baptized Jonathan White House 

March 6. Baptized Gershom Downs Ebenezer Drown and Hannah Hayes 
1743. Baptized Mary Horn Baptized Mary Gate at her Fathers House at 

Barrington — Baptized Anne Coleman Baptized Edgerly Baptized a child 

for Humphrey ChatBurne at Berwick IMr. Wise BajJtized Isaac Millers child. 
Name Jean 

Sep. 15. Baptized Daniel Berry at his Fathers House. He dyed 
Sep' 18. Baptized Rebecca Herd. Baptized John Forst. Baptized Rebecca 
Dec. 4. Baptized Jean MacNeal. 

Dec 11. Baptised Ann Berry Daughter of Joseph Berry — 
Feby. 5. 1743/4 Baptized my Daughter Abigail Main v:° v/as Born Jan^ 
27. 1743/4 About 9 at Night — 
March 25. 1744 Baptized Moses Jennes 
April 29. Baptized Moses Cops & W™ Trickey. — 
July. 29. Baptized Sarah Blagdon — 
Sep. Baptized David Richards Son of Sam' Richards. 

Plaice - 














Baptized h 


Nov 4. Baptized Sarah & Jean Dam Children of Elnathan Dam — 

JanJ-. 13 1741/0 Baptized Paul Horn. 

JanJ' 21. Baptized Sampson Babb at Barrington. 

Jany 27. Baptized John Bickford 

Feby. 3. Baptized William Berry & Mary Hodgdon — 

Feb^. 24. Baptized Tiiomas Coleman & Betty Knight 
• iMareh. 3. Baptized Gershom Wentworth — 

March 24. Baptized liebecca White House. 

April 7. 1745. Baptized Benj* Forst — 

April 28. Baptized ]\Iary Roberts — 

May 5. Baptized Pegge Door — 

June Baptized Abigail Tebbetts — 

June 19. Baptized Mary Shute at Ban-ington. 

Juno 30. Baptized Thomas Wentworth Son of Kich.'^ Wentworth 

July 28. Baptized Jane Richards — 

Oct' 27. Baptized Ephraim Forst 'of Barrington — 

Dec. 12. Baptized W™ Babb & Jean Sevey 

Feb. 12. 1745/6 Baptized Esther Howard at Barrington Lect 

March 3. Phillip Door Jun'' & his wife Lydia Entred into Cov' & his Wife 
was Baptized & their children Rich'^ Elizabeth JNIary Olive Lydia & Phillip 

March 23. Joseph Cook Entred into Cov' & was Baptized & his child 
Abio-ail. Also Abr"'" Plaice Entred into Cov' & his Child Ebeuexer was Bap- 
tized Also Baptized James Downs — 

May 25. 1746. Baptized Aron Jennes Mary M<"Neal & Mary Cops — 

May 28- Baptized marj" Jennes & Jenny Herd 

June 8. Baptized Nath'"^Raynes at York old Parish. 

June 15. Baptized Betty Main at York old Parish. 

June 25. Baptized Joseph Cate & Elizabeth Hayes at Barrington 

July. 4. My Daughter Mercy Main was Born three quarters of an Hour 
After'Six of the Clock in y« morning, & She was Baptized on July 6th 1746 — 

Nov"" 9. Baptized Molly Door — " 

jSToV 23 Baptized Abigail Young 

Nov 30. Baptized Thomas Davis & Abigail Odihorn at Durham -^_ 

Mai-ch 15-1746/7 Baptized Joseph Bickford — 

jNIarch 22. Baptized David Allard — 

Mai'ch 28. Baptized Jean MacCrelis — 

July 5. 1747 Baptized Sarah Forst — 
Baptized Ebenezer Horn 
. Baptized Edward Lock 
Baptized John Herd 

Baptized John Berry son of Stephen Berry Jun'' 
Baptized Ebenezer Tebbetts & Josiah Wentworth 
. Then Recieved Jn" Beck Into Cov' with y"= lower or Second Chh 
in Portsm° & Baptized his child Elizabeth Beck Also at y^ Same Time Bap- 
tized Hannah Eliot & John Forst 

Feb. 14. 1747/8. Then Recieved Perkins Ayer Lito Cov' with y« South Chh 
In Portsm" & Baptized his Child & Seven Children more at y« Same Time 

Feb. 21. Baptized two children at y*^ first chh In Portsm° 

Feb. 28. Bai)tized two children at y« South chh in Portsm° 

March 20. Baptized Ben]'' Merrey Son of Benj'^ Merrey at Rochester 

April. 17. 1748. Reuben Herd Renewed his Bajjtismal Cov*. Baptized his 
Son Shadrach Herd — Baptized at y^ Same Time Lydia Blagdon — 

Api'il 24. Baptized Samuel Herd Whitehouse 

July. 17. Baptized Mary Bickford Daughter of Rich'i Bickford. 

Sep"" Baptized Anna Cops — 

Nov"" 6. Recieved Charles Roger & Mary his Wife into Cov' & Baptized 
yr Son John Roger — 














Jany. 9 1748/9 Baptized Samuel Sevey, when Dangerously [sick] at his 
Father Ithamar Seveys House — 

March. Baptized Mercy Cook. 

April. 23. 1749 Baptized W'" Horn & W" Horseman at Dover — 

May. 28. Baptized Elizabeth Babb — 

June 4. Baptized Jonathan Bickford & Job Allard. 

June 11. Baptized Susanna Forst w" was born y'= Same Day — 

July. 16 Baptized Samuel Winget. 

July 23. Baptized Lydia Marden Daughter of Jn" Marden. 

July 30. Abner Dam & his Wife Renewed yr Cov' Baptized yr Child Jona- 
than Dam at y'' Same time — Also Baptized Robert M'^Crelis — 

Aug. 20. Baptized James Door Son of Phillip Door Henry Door Son of 
Henry Door & Mary Triekey. 

Sep'' 3. Baptized Sarah Iloi-n Eleonor wife of W" Chamberlain Ju° was 
Baptized at y" Same time as also their child William — y'' Lord Increase ys 
Little flock still more abundantly — 

Sep. 17. Noah Cross Renewed his Baptismal Cov* with this Church 

Octob"" 29. Baptized Joshua Edgerly & Stephen Wentworth 

Dec"" 31. Baptized Phebe Horn of Summersworth — 

June. 3. 1750 Baptized Benj'' Son of Benj'' Berry Betty Ham Daughter of 
Jon* Ham & Jean Rogers 

June. 10. Baptized Betty Whitehouse — 

June Baptized John Merry Son of Benj* Merry. 

July. Baptized Triphena Berry Daughter of Step" Berry Jun^ 

July 1. Peter Cook Jun'' & Abraham Eutred Into Gov' with this Chh & 
were Baptized Also at the Same Time Baptized Jou*^ Downing Cook Son 
of Peter afore'^'^ & Phebe Cook Daughter of Abra"' Cook Afores'^ Baptized 
Also Job Forst Son of Joshua Forsli of Barrington — 

Aug. 5. Joseph Walker Jun"" Renewed his Baptismal Cov* with ys Chh 
Baptized his Child John Walker 

Aug. 12. Dan' Winget & his wife Mary Renewed their Baptismal Cov' 
with ys Chh Baptized their Son William 

Sep"^ 2. 1750 Baptized Olive Garland & Hannah M<=Neal 

Sep. 9. Baptized Hannah Jenues Abitiail & Sarah Roger — 

Octob''. 7. Baptized Pheua Jeunes Daughter of Mar'' (?) Jennes 

Octo"^ 28. Jn° Piummer & his wife Renewed their Baptismal Gov' Bap- 
tized yr Child Elizabeth Also Baptized Patience Bickford at y« Same lime. 

Dec"" 9. Baptized Lydia Forst Daughter of Benj" Forst 

Dec'" 19. Baptized Hannah & Ben]" Drew at their Fathers House when 
Sick — 

Jany 20. Baptized Elizabeth Roger 

Jany 27. Baptized Esther Whitehouse Daughter of W"' Whitehouse — 

Feby 10. 1750/51. Baptized Jethro Horn Son of AVilliam Horn 

Feby. 25. Baptized Mary Lock at Her Fathers House when Sick. 

April. 7-1751. Baptized Jon" Young Son of Tho" Young — 

April 14. Sarah y'^ wife of Joseph ' Pearl Renewed Her Baptismal Govt 
with this Chh At the Same Time Baptized their child Icabod Pearl- 

April 28. Abigail Richards Eutred into Gov* & was Baptized. At y« 
Same time Baptized Mesheck Herd son of Reuben Herd — 

May. 4. Job Clements Renewed his Baptismal Cov*. 

May. 19. Baptized Deborah Tebbetts — 

May 26. Baptized & Recieved Into full Comunion with ys Chh Elisabeth 
y« AVife of Barnaby Palmer— also Baptized Joseph Coleman & Moses Dam — 

June. 16. Icabod Corson & his Wife Abigail Jn*^ Plaice & his Wife Lucey, 
Anna y« Wife of Tho« l^oung all Renewed yr Baptismal Cov* with this chh 
at y« Same Time Baptized "their Children Kezia & Icabod Corson Mary 
Plaice. Baptized Also James Bickford — Baptized Molley & Margaret Palmer 
Children of Barnaby Palmer — 


July. 7. Baptized Abiel Daughter of Abr*" Cook. 

July. 14 IJaiitized ^lartha Drew Daughter of Tho^ Drew — 

July 21. Baptized Ebenezer Hanuah & Elizabeth Clemeuts y« Childreu of 
Job Clemeuts — At y*^ Same Time Baptized Dorothy Wiuget. Isaac Libbey 
& his wife Sarah Took y<" Cov' upon ym Baptized his wife Sarah Libbey — 

Aug. 11. liainized Trustham Herd son of Jn" Herd — 

Sep^ 22. Baptized Bethena Cook Daughter of Peter Cook Jun-" 

Sep"' 29 Baptized Elihu Hayes Sou of Hezekiah Hayes of Dover y« Same 
Day ra' Cushing Batized at Rochester Ann & Elisabeth young Childreu 
of Jon'* Young & Betty Corson Daughter of Icabod Corson. 

Nov 24. Baptized Dolley Mighill. 

Dec'' 8. Baptized John Chamberlain & Jonathan Palmer 

Jan>' 21. 1752. Baplized Rawlings Blagdon & Joseph Berr}'^ at y*^ Neck — 

Feb. Baptized Deborah Rawlings Daughter of Edw"! Rawlings. 

April. 12. Baptized Surah Door & Rebecca Trickey — 

May. 3. Baptized Mary Roger 

May 31. Baptized 7 Children at Barrington viz: Richard Babb (s ?) 

June. 14. Baptized Phebe Doore & Abigail Ham — 

June 28. Abra™ Pearl Admitted Into Cov' & was Baptized his Wife Re- 
newed Her Baptismal Gov' Baptized yr sou Paul Also Baptized Ja" 
Knowles. & Joseph Cook — 

July. 26. Baplized Joseph Plummer — Abigail Jennes & Elisabeth Mac- 
Crelis — Lade Xelson of Barriugton Recieved his Baptismal Cov' with ys 
Chh Baptized his child 

Aug 23. Baptized Tabitha Foy 

Sep"" 6. Baptized Lydia Jennes Isaac Wentworth 

Sep. 13. Baptized ^lartha \yhitehouse 

Oct. 4. Baptized W"' Horn Sou of W" Horn of Summersworth 

Oct. 11. Baptized Hannah Merry 

Nov'' 8. Baptized Jonathan & David Jennes — 

Feb-^ 25. 1753 Baptized Robert Walker 

April 8. Baptized Sarah Daughter of Jn° Plaice 

May 13. Baptized James Roger Son of James Roger Jun"" 

May 27. Baptized Enoch Winget — Moses Bicktbrd & Rebecca Forst. 

June 3. Baptised Abednego Herd 

June. 7. Baptised Richaid Plaice upon his Death bed at his Fathers 
House — y<= son of James Plaice — 

June. 10. Baptized Elizabeth & Comfort Sevey — 

June. 11. Baptized Joseph Plaice son of James Plaice. 

June 14. Baptized Lydia & Jon" Plaice children of James Plaice 

June 17. Baptized Joseph Door & Daniel Horn — 

June 24. Baptized Paul Herd & John Pearl. 

Jul}' 8. William MH'ee & his wife Renewed yr Baptismal Cov' Baptized 
yr Child John — 

July 15. Ebenezer Chamberlain Renewed his Baptismal Covt & his Wife 
Lucretia took y" Covt upon her & was Baptised also Baptised yr child 

July 22. Baptised Daniel McNeal & Sarah Dam — 

July 29. Baptized Joseph Allard Rachel Bickford & John Bickford also 
Sarah Dam 

Aug. 5. Baptized Deborah & Dolly Plaice — 

Aug. 12. Baptized Deborah Dam Daughter of Eln" Dam 

Aug. 19. Baptized James Colemau — 

Aug. 25. Baptized Billy Pevey at his Fathers House 

Sept. 2. Baptized Daniel Pevey »& Nathaniel Cook 

Sept 9. Baptized Susanna Richards John Winget — 

Sep"^ 16. Benj* Richards & his Wife Renewed yr Baptismal Cov' Bap- 
tized yr Child Bartholomew — 


Sep'' 23. Ebenezer Plaice Juii'' & liis Wife took y« Cov' upon ym Baptized 
his wife Love & his son Moses 

Oct. 11. Baptized Ellis Farnam & Eliphalet Baisdell at Towow 

Oct. 14 Nov'' 4. Baptized Esther Young daughter of Jon* Young — 

Nov' 19. Baptized James Chamberlain Son of W"' Chamberlain 

Dec 16. Baptized Timothy Young son of Tho^ Young 

Feby. 7. 1754. Baptized Joshua Corson — 

Feby. 17. Baptized Moses Mighill Son of Jn° Mighill 

Feby 24. Baptized Jean Herd. 

Marcli. 31. Baptized Charles Baker Son of Charles Baker 

April. 14 Baptized Mary Knowles & Jn° Richards — 

April 21. Baptized Joseph Nelson — 

April 28. liaptized Hannah Roger Daughter of Charles Roger 

June. 30. Baptized Paul & Stephen Tebbetts Twins yr Parents Henry & 
Anna Tebbetts Renewed yr Baptismal Cov' at y* Same Time — 

July. 14. Baptized Richard Glarland of Barrington & Anna Door (?) of 
this Town Children — 

July 21. Baptized Sarah Bickfurd Daughter of John Bickford — 

Baptized Trickey July. 7th. 

Aug. 4. Paul Farnam & his wife Elizabeth came before this Church & 
Renewed their Baptismal Gov' — At y Same Time Baptized y"" Child Mary 
Farnam — 

Aug. 25. Baptized Lois Berry Daughter of Stephen Berry Jun"" 

Sep'' 1. Dorcas y'= wife of Eleazar Hodgsdon took upon Her y« Baptismal 
Cov' & was Baptized — 

Sep. 8. Baptized Daniel y^ Sou of Benj^ IMerry — 

Sep"". 15. Lemuel Bickford & his Wife Renewed their Baptismal Gov* 
Baptized yr Child Hannah Also y" Baptized Lear Rawlings & Moses Forst — 

Sep"" 22. David Layton took y'' Cov' upon Him & was Baptized His Wife 
Anna Renewed Her Baptismal Cov' at y<= Same Time Baptized their child 
DoUey — 

Oct. 6. Nathan Allen & his Wife Renewed y' Baptismal Covt — Baptized 
yr Child Joseph. 

Oct'- 20. Baptized Lydia Allard & Molley Bickford 

Oct. 27. Baptized Sarah Miller 

Nov' 3. Baptized James Burnam 

Nov 10. Baptized Beard Plummer 

Nov 17. Nath' Tebbetts & his Wife Renewed their Cov' Baptized their 
Children viz: Sarah Henry & Mary — Also Baptized Mary Wallingford — . 

Dec"" 8. Wentworth Hayes & Mary his AVife Renewed their Baptismal 
Covenant Baptized their Child Amos Main who was Born Octob'' 25. 1754 
about two of the clock in y<^ afternoon. Also Baptized Mark Jennes — 

Jan''. 19. 1755. Baptized Betty Young Daughter of James Young w° y'^ 
Solemnly promised to Bring up that & all his Children Agreable to y^ Bonds 
of y'^ Cov' & to Continue Himself yrin all his Days — 

Feby. 9. Ba{)tized Moses Son of Capt Tim° Roberts at his Fathers House 
Being Dangerously Sick — y« Same day Baptized William Sou of Tho' 
Pevey — 

March 16. Abigail y« wife of Daniel Page Renewed her Baptismal Gov'. 
Ba])tized yr child Joseph Page — 

March. 23. Baptized Richard Wentworth Sou of Richd. Wentworth 

April. 10. Baptized John Coleman at his Fathers House He Being Dan- 
gerously Sick — 

13. Baptized Charles Tracey Whitehouse, Abigail Whitehouse, Sarah Drew, 
John Layton INIary Dam, Jonathan Horn & Keziah Plaice — 

April 20. Baptized James Piaice & Sarah M'^Fee. 

May. 18. Baptized Betty Ham & Sarah Richards — 

June 22. Baptized .Tames Berry Son of Ephraim Berry — Tho* Witherel 




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. 11. 


Enlred Into Govt & was Baptized His Wife Renewed Her Gov' at y^ Same 
Time Baptized their child 

June 29. Joseph Tompson ICntred into Gov' & was Baptized at y^ Same 

time liis Wife IJenewed her Daptism' Govt — [Tliis is recorded again 

on another page as June 22.] 

July 20 Baptized Elizabeth Bickford Child of Rich'^ Bickford — 
Baptized Susanna Berry daughter of Benj" Berr}' 
Baptized Elizabeth Winget Daughter of Sam' Winget 
Baptized Joseph Herd & E!)enezer Ghamberlain 
Baptized Abigail Gook Daugliter ot Peter Gook Jun'' 
l^aptized Dollee & IMary Plaice cliildren of Abr" Plaice — 
Baptized Samuel Palmer & Elizabeth JNPXeal — 
Baptized Lydia Harden — . 
1756. Baptized Prudence Lock & Mercy Young 

March Baptized Ebenezer corson & Baptized Samuel Forst 

IMarcli 21. Love y* Wife of Gharles Baker Entred Into Gov' & was 
Baptized. At y* Same Time Baptized Joseph Richards Son of Jn" Richards & 
James Witherell — 

May 0. Baptized Tho« Young Jason Ghamberlain Gorafort Knowles Mol- 
ley Bicktord & Daniel Pearl — 

May 16. Baptized Susanna Garland Baptized Huldah Bickford so called 
Her Master & ^lislress Jeunes Bro't Her to Baptism — 

May 30 Baptized AV" Roger & Mary Door — 

June 6. Baptized Tobias TwombJy. 

June 20. Baptized Susanna Kenuey of towow who Took the Baptismal 
Gov' upon Iler at y^ Same Time 

June. 23. Baptized Sarah & Hannah Layton upon their mothers Acct at a 
Lect at Jn" Laytons 

July. 11. Baptized Sarah Pearl — 

July 18. Patience Hartford & Hannah Pearl took y^ Govt upon them & 
were Baptized At y'^ Same Time Baptized Icabod Allen Son of Nathan Allen 

Aug. 22. Paul Jennes & his Wife Keturah Renewed yr Baptismal Govt. 
Baptized yr child Betty — 

Sep"". 5 Baptized Ralph Farnam Sou of Paul Farnam of Towow — 

Dec"". 8. Baptized Benj* Weymouth Sou of Jn° Weymouth At his Fathers 
House Being Dangerously Sick with Fitts — 

Feb>' — 27. Baptized Edward Rawlings — 

March 17. Baptized Sevcy at y'^ Lect at y'' Neck. 

April. 10. Trustham Herd & his wife Renewed yr Baptismal Gov'. Bap- 
tized yr child Rebecca. Baptized ^lary Berry at y<= Same Time 

2-1. Baptized Moses ]Merry — Ellis Baptized at Towow Nath' Faruam 
Susanna Fall Abigail Blaisdell Elizabeth M'^Greiis & Benj'' Door 

1757 At y" ^Ministers Fast at Towow Baptized Mercy Faruam Jn° Blaisdell 
Gershom Farnam 

May 29. Jno Whitehouse «& W™ Horn Jun'^ Entred Into Covenant & were 
Baptized, At y'= Same Time Baptized Whitehouses 5 Ghildreu Viz Joseph, 
John, Jon"'. Judith, Elizabeth — Then Baptized W™ Horns Child Sam' Herd 
& W™ ^lacfecs child James — 

June. 12. Baptized Hannah Place Daughter of Jn° Place 

July. 3. Baptized Abigail >fc Sarali Herd Twins of Ju° Herd 

July 24. Peter Walliiigford Renewed his Baptismal Gov' Baptized his 
Child Sarah ct Jona Jennes — 

July 24. 1757 (Being Lords Day) My Grandaughter Elizabeth Hayes was 
Born about 8 in y'^ Evening & Baptized July 31. 1757 Baptized Jacob Lay- 
ton — Samuel Layton <S: Temperance Pevey 

Nov'' Baptized Tho^ Baker Ephraim Ghamberlain Abner Dam Sarah 

Dec 4. Baptized William Palmer — 


May. 7. 1758. Baptized Thomas Chamberlain & Joseph Winget 
May 28. Baptized Experience Kuowles. 
June. 4. Baptized Sarah Trickey — 


June 30. 1745. Married Jn° Scates & Abigail Hayes — 
July 22 Married W'" Richardson & Abigail Plaice 
July 28. Married Thomas Young & Anne Roberts 
Dec. 12. Married Nath' Tebbetts & Hannah Corson — 

Feb. 22. 1746. Married Samuel Downs & Anne Canney of Snmmersworth by a 
Certificate from y« Parish Clerk I^.Iarried AVilliam Downs & Mercy Canney of 
Summersworth by a Certificate from y Parish Clerk — 

Aug: 27. 1747. Then Married Jonathan Young & Elizabeth Mundro by a Cer- 
tificate from Y" Town Clerk — 

jSToV 12. then Married Charles Roger & Mary Mc',dufEe by a Certificate from 
y6 Town Clerk — 

Nov"^ 26. Married James Roger Jun'' Lydia Layton by a Certificate from the 
Town Clerk — 

Dec- 20. Then :Married M-- Joseph Langdon Jun'" & Mrs Mary Hunkin by a 
Licence at Portsm" — 

June 23. 1748. Then Married Abraham Pearl & Abigail Bickford of Roch- 
ester — 

June. 30. Then Married Daniel Cook of Sommersworth &^Judith Perkins of 
Rochester — 

Octo"- 6. Then Married W"' Gage & Mary Conner Both of Dover by a Licence 
from y"^ Governour 

Oct. 13. Then Married Abner Dam & Mary Dana by a Licence from y« Gov'^ — 
NoV^ 14. Then Married Jon^ Hodgdou & Drusilla Horn by a Certificate from y« 
Town Clerk 

Nov 17. Then Married Sam' Emerson & Dorothey Chamberlain by a Certificate 
from y*^ Town Clerk — 

Dec"^ 5. Then Married Abra™ Cook & Jean Richards by a Certificate from y« 
Town Clerk — 

Dec'- 15. Then Married Benj=^ Stanton Hannah Jones of Summersworth by a Li- 
cence from y*^ (tOV'' — 

Aug. 20. 1749. Maried Gilbert Perkins & Charity Hartford — 
Sep"^ 17. Married Joseph Walker & Margaret Downs. 
April. 12. 1750 Married John Plaice & Lucey Jennes — 
Nov 20, Married Jon'' Dam & Mercy Varney 

Dec 3. Then Married Jn° Tuttle of Dover & Sarah Danielson of Barnngton by 
a Certificate from the Town Clerk of Dover — 

Mav 30. 1751. Married James Knowles & Experience Chamberlin 
Oct"- Married Samuel Ricker of Summersworth & Mary Forst of Dover by y« 
Governours Licence — 

DeC^ 19. ]\rarried David Leigh ton & Anne Chamberlain 
April 1. 1752 Married Henry Tt-bbetts & Anna Berry 
April. 22. Married W"i aiacfee & Martha Allen 
May 30. 1753 Married Benj'^ Webber & Allen of Towow. 

June 10. Married Paul Farnam & Elizabeth Door — 
Aug. 15. Married John Door & Hannah Edgerly — 
Nov 11. Married Peter Wallingford & Abigail Wall<er — 

Nov 29. Married Wentworth Hayes & my Daughter Mary Mam by the Gover 
nours Licence — 

Dec' 20. Married John Ellis & Judith Ash of Towow — 
Dec- 26. Married Joseph Barb^ir & Mercy Lock — 
Feby 21. 1754. Married Sam' Drown Jun' & Mary Sevey — 
March. 7. Married :Moses Brown & Susanna Tebbetts 


Oct: 31. Married .Tii° Canney & Elisabeth Krock of Summers-worth by a Certifi- 
cate from y'^ Clerk — 

Dec"" 26. ]\[arried Paul Jennes & Keturah Dam — 

Jauy 9th 1755 Married Henry Bickford & Abigail Tebbetts of Towow — 

Feby 2. Then Married Annaniah Clarke of Berwick & Mary Hanson of Sum- 
mersworth by a Certificate from Humphry Chatbourn Town Clerk — 

June 22. Married Aaron Downs tt Susanna Hammock — 

July. 30. Married John Witherell & Rebecca Clark 

Aug. 21. Married Cieorge Plaice & Kezia Knigiit — 

Nov'' 23. ^larried Jn° Wallingford & Lydia (iarland of Summersworth — 

Dec 1. Married Jon» Ellis & Abigail Richards — 

Dec"' 3. Married Benj" Wentworth & Rebecca Hodgsdon — 

Dec'' 4 Married Benj" Hayes Jun"^ & Mary Bearing — 

Feb^. 8. 1757 Married Richard Door & Patience Tebbetts of Towow — 

March 17. Married Tho** Babb & Meribah Lock of Barrington 

April 7. INIarried Isaac Stanton & Patience Hartford. 

21. Married Ebenezer Tebbetts Olive Door of Towow 

The records thus far are from the hand of " Parson Main " 
and complete the first book. No records of the next years are 
found till the second volume begins with the pastorate of Air. 
Hall who began with 


April 14. Hannah, Daughter of Abraham Pearl & his wife 

May. 6. Hannah Daughter of Trustrani Heard & his Wife 

21. Elijah Son of Peter Horn & his Wife Mercy Paul Son of Jacob Cham- 
berlin & Wife Alice Betty Daughter of Joseph Dam & his Wife Mary Daughter 
of James Rogers & his U'ife Alice Daughter of William Chamberlin & Wife 
Eleuor Daughter of Nathan Allen & his Wife Susannah Daughter of Stephen 
Berry & his Wife 

June 10. Jonathan Son of John Place & his Wife 

Sep. 9. AYilliam Son of David Leigh ton *& W^ife Hannah Daughter of Will-" 
M'Duife & his Wife Keziah Daughter of Joseph Cooke & his Wife 

Oct". 28 James Wood taken into Covenant & baptised — 

176-). April 21. Trustram Son of Reuben Hard & his Wife Hate-Evil Son of 
Joseph Knight & his Wife Susannah Daughter of Thomas Young & his Wife 
Alice Daughter of John Trickey & Wife Sarah Daughter of Lemuel Bickford & 
his Wife Elisabeth Daughter of Abner Dam & his Wife 

Sep. 14. Jacob Son of Ebenezer Place & his Wife 

1766 July 13. Theodore Son of Wentworth Hays & his Wife James Son of 
James M'Duffee & his Wife Clement Son of Benjamin Hays & his Wife 
Trustram Son of Trustram Heard »& his AVife James son of Ephraim Ham & his 
Wife Patience Daughter of John Wentworth & his Wife Rebekah Daughter of 
Peter Horn & his Wife Mercy — 

Sep. William Son of Joseph Cooke & his Wife Jacob Son of Peter Walling- 
ford & his Wife Eleazar Son of Alexander Hogsdon & his Wife 

Thus far is the Deacon's account — 

Oct. 19. Anne Daughter of Ichabod Cosen & his W^ife, by Theo. Hall [p. 96]. 
Nov. 2. Ephraim Son of Samuell Plummer & his Wife 

13. Benjamin Sou of Barnabas Palmer & his Wife Marget Daughter of 
William Chamberlin & Wife 

1767 Feb: 1. Elizabeth Daughter of David Leigh ton & his Wife 
April 19. Lydia Daughter of Daniel Carland & his Wife 


24. Lydia efe Triphena Daug^ of Ephraim Berry & his Wife Molley 
Daughter of Dam & his Wife 

May 3. James Son of David Place & his Wife Joseph Son of Jacob Cham- 
berlin & his Wife Betty Daughter of John Bruster & his Wife Lucy Daughter 
of John Place & his Wife Sarah Daughter of Samuel Wingat & his AVife Tem- 
perance Daughter of Lemuel Bickford & his AVife 

24. Thomas Son of Samuel Chamberlin & his Wife Olive Daughter of Stephen 
Berry & his Wife 

July 26. Son of Alexander Hogsdon & his AVife 

Aug. 2. Nathaniel Son of Thomas Garland & his AVife Joseph & Benj" twins 
Sons of Ichabod Cosen his AA^ife 

23. Moses Son of Thomas Young & his AA^ife 

26. Elisha Son of Nathan Allen & his AVife 

Sep. 6. Dudley Son of Daniel Garland & his AA^ife Olive Daughter of Reuben 
Heard & his AVife 

16 the Wife of Aaron Downs 

Oct, IL Jon'^ Sam" & Elisha Sons of AVili'" Jennes Ju-" & his AVife 

Nov. 8. i . annah Daughter of Avery Hall & Wife Mary 

Nov. 15 John Mussett Son of liichard Place & his AVife, 

1768. Feb. John Son of Ebenezer Chamberlin & AVife Daniel Son of Daniel 
Page & his AAMfe 

March 9. Mercy Daughter of Abner Dam iS: his AA'^ife 

May 8. Moses Son of llollins & his Wife Sarah Daughter of 

Rollins & his AVife 

Oct. 2 AVilliam Son of AVilliam M'Duffee & Wife Abigail Daughter of Trus- 
tam Heard & his Wife .^i 

20 : Dolley Daughter of Joseph Heard & AVife Abigail Daughter of AVidow 
Place Sam'i Son of AA^idow Place 

23. Mary D of Benjn Hays & AVife Triphena D of Ephaim Berry & AVife 

1769. March 26. Stephen Son of Levy Tole & his AA''ife now of Leavits Town 
Mehitabel Daughter of Avery Hall & his AA^ife Mary 

Api-il. 15. John Son of Paul Lebby & his AA^ife Mary 
23 Paul Son of Richard Place & his AVife 

June 25 Elisha Son of John Bruster & his AVife 

July 23 : Moses Son of Samuel AAlngate & his AAMfe 

Aug. 6. Joseph Son of Barnabas Palmer & his AA''ife Edmond Son of Peter 
Horn & his AVife Mercy 

Sep. 24. Ebenezer twin Son of Abraham Pearl & his AVife Lienor Daughter of 
Abraham Pearl & his AA'ife Abigail Daughter of Alexander Hodgdon Ju'' — his 

Oct. 8 Molly Daughter of AVentworth Hays & his AVife Mary. Betty Daughter 
of Lemuel Bickford & his AA^ife 

Nov. 5: Penuel Son of Jacob Chamberlin & his AV Susanna Daughter of George 
Place & his AVife 

26 : Ebenezer Son of Samuel Plumer & his AVife 

1770 April 1. Betty Daughter of George Place »fc his AVife 

April. 15: William Son of AA^illiam Jennes Ju'" & his AVife 

May. 13 Abigail Daughter of John Place & his AVife 

June: 3 Stephen Sou of David Place & his AA'ife 

July 1 Hannah Daughter of Jonathan Hodgdon & his AVife Mary 

July 15 James Son of James Knoles & his Wiie Experience 

Aug 5: John Son of John Bruster & his AVife 

26 John Son of John Garland Jun'' & his AVife of Barrington 

Nov: 18: Mary my Daughter Mercy Daughter of Barnabas Palmer & his 

Dec: 30: Samuel Son of Ephraim Ham & his AAMfe 

March 1771. Temperance Daughter of Hoit & his AVife 



May 1*J Stephen Son of Joseph Herd & his Wife 

July: 7. Anna Daughter of David Leighton & his Wife 
' 14. Lydia Daughter of the Widow Wallingford 

July 21: Stephen Son of Stephen Berry & his Wife Jacob Son of James ^P- 
Duffee & his Wife 

Aug. 11: Benjamin Son of Benjamin Hays & his Wife 

18 : Elisabeth & Mary Daughters of John Barker & Wife Elisabeth 

Sep. 15. Joshua Son of Ebenez"' Chamberlin & Wife ^Sloultonborough 

James Nailer Son of Jonathan Ilodgdon & Wife p"" Mi^ ]Merriam 

Oct. 6: Jacob Son of Peter Horn & his Wife Mercy Pheby Daughter of Thomas 
Garland & Wife Kachel 

Nov. 12 Abigail Daughter of Daniel Page & his Wife Paul Son of Dam 

& his Wife 

17. David & John Sons of John Barker & his Wife Elisabeth Lydia Daughter 
of Kuben Herd & his Wife 

June. 7: 1772. Jacob Son of Jacob Chamberlin & his Wife Alice. N. Durham 
Samuel Son of Sam" Chamberlin & his Wife pr 1\L' Belknap 

Aug. 6: Samuel Son of Sam" Plummer c^ his Wife Stephen Son of Ephraim 
Wentworth & his Wife. 

Sep"" 27. Keziah Daughter of George Place & his Wife IMargaret Daughter of 
James Horn & his Wife Ester 

Nov. 22. Stephen Son of John Bruster & his Wife 

Dec. 13. Baptized James Horn who was then Taken into Covenant William Son 
of James Horn & his AVife Ester — Charity & Ester Daughters of James Horn & 
his Wife Ester 

1773 Abigail Daughter of Ephraim Ham & his Wife by M"" Pike Daughter 

of Aaron Ham & his Wife 

Son of Lemuel Bickford & his Wife 

June 24. Betty *fc Margaret Daughters of Ichabod Hays & his Wife Tamsin 

July. 4. James Son of James Horn & his AVife 

July 18 Tamzin Daughter of Wentworth Hays and his W'ife Mary 

Nov. Mercy & Hannah Daughters of John Wentworth of East Town 

Dec"" 12: Sarah, Daughter of Hoit & his WMfe 

March 13. 1774. Theodore Son of Alexander Hodgsdon Ju'' & his Wife. 

April. 10. Rebekah Richardson — Elisabeth Daughter of Benjamin Hays & 
his WMfe 

June. 26. Olive Daughter of George Place & his Wife 

Dec. 14. Prudence the Wife of Solomon Clark 

April 10. 1775. Mary Daughter of A H & his Wife Abigail Mary 

the Daughter of Ephraim Ham & his Wife 

Mr. IlaU's record ends liere, and the remainder is in the hand- 
writino' of ^Ir. Haven. 

AD 1770 


Feb' 26"^ Samuel, Son to Joseph Jones 

Jklarch ll"" Mehetabel & Elizabeth, Daughters of David Place. 

April 14"' John, Son to James Foster 

May lO'h Moses, son to David Laighton 

June 9"^ Benjamin, Son to Benj. Hoit 

June 16"' Jonathan, son to the Widow Abigail Pottle 

July 26"* Jane, Daughter to Samuel Jones 

July 28* Elizabeth, Daughter to Tristem Heard 

August 4"' Patience, Wife of Cornelius Jennes John, son to Cornelius Jeunes 

August 13.* Elizabeth, Daughter to Isaac Libby 

Sept"^ 15"' Daniel, sou to Dan' Garland 


Sept"' 22'i Stephen & Ebenezer, Sons to Stephen Jenkins Dolle & Sarah, Daugh- 
ters to Stephen -Jenkins Winthrop, Son to Peter Gliddon. 

Ocf G"i Betty, Daughter to James M'-Durffee 

NoV 3"i Joseph, Son to Alexander Ilodgdon 

Nov 10"' Betty Knight, Daughter to Edmond Tebbets 

Nov"^ 17* Isaac Libby, Son to Dan^ Knowles 

Dec"" 3<^ Ebenezer, Son to Eben"" Place Betty, Martha, & Sally, Daughters to 
Eben"" Place Mary, Hannah, & Jemima, Daughters to Dan' Knowles 

AD 1777 Feb'' 4"i John, Moses, Aaron, & Paul Sons to Moses Downes Susannah 
& Elizabeth, Daughters of Moses Downes Stephen & Josiah, Sons to Margaret 
Downes, which She had by her first husband Willey. 

Feb"" 16"^ Daniel, Son to Ichabod Hayes 

Feb"" 23<i Nathaniel Fisher, Son to Joseph Haven 

April 28"' Mary Libby, upon her making a confession of faith 

July 20"! David, Son to David Place Hannah, Daughter to Moses Downes. 

August oP'^ Joseph Tucker upon his making a confession of faith Phebe, 
Daughter to .Joseph Tucker. 

October 19 Elisabeth, & Sarah daughters of Ephraim Kimbal 

AD 1778 Jan: IS'^ Mary, Daughter to Ebenezer Tebbets 

Feb'' 8"^ Abner Hodgdon upon his making a confession of faith. 

Feb' 12"^ Paul & Silas. Sons of Abner Dame. Moses & Jonathan, Sons of Abner 
Hodgdon. Dolly & Sally, daughters of Joseph Dame. 

June 14"^ Eleanor, daughter of James Horn 

July 2P' Temperance Knight, daughter to the widow Eleanor Locke. 

July 26 John, Son of Stephen Jenkins 

August 2^ Sarah, Daughter to tristrem Heard. 

August 11"' Daniel Son of Samuel Healy >^ ^^^ j^j^ ^^ g^^^^^^ 
Samuel, Son of Amos Horn ) 

Sepf 20* Ptichard, Son of Peter Horn. Rachel, & Abra daughters of Peter Horn. 

Ocf 4"' John, S. of James M^Duffee 

Ocf 17* Jonathan, Son of Joseph Dame Lydia, daughter to Ephraim Ham. 
James, Son to Daniel Garland 

Ocf 24* Lydia, daughter to Benj. Hoit 

Nov'' 22'' Joseph, Son to Joseph Haven 

AD 1779 i\lay 6* William, Son to W'" Locke George, Son to George Water- 
house Abraham, Son to Abraham Waldron all of Barington Hezekiah, Son 
to Moses Hays 

May 3P' Kezia, Daughter to Ephraim Holmes Molly, Daughter to Thomas 
Forst Elisabeth, Daughter to W"^ Ham all of Barrington Wentworth, Son to 
Joseph Hayes of Barrington Elizabeth Hayes, Daughter to Joseph Ham, Roch- 

June 6* Simon, Son to Cap' David Place 

June 10* Spencer, Son to Ephraim Wentworth. Susa & Lydda, Daughters of 
Samuel Plummer. 

June 20"! Elisabeth, Daughter of Cap' John Brewster 

July 11* John, Son to Alexander Hodgdon Jun'' 

July 18* Josiah, Son to Joseph Tucker 

August 29* Daniel, Son to Richard Garland of Barnstead _ 

C Rebecca Greely, Upon confession of her faith in"^ 

August 30"' ^ Christ V New Durham 

(^ Patty, daughter to Joseph Berry ) 

October S-i John Son to Timothy Roberts. Dorothy, wife to W" Tricky, 
upon her making a confession of faith. Peggy, Molly, Abigail, & Rebecca Forst, 
Daughters to Timothy Roberts 

Ocf 12* John, AVilliam, & Benjamin, Sons to W™ Trickey 

Sarah, Hannah, & Rebecca, Daughters to W" Trickey. 

Ocf 17* Molly, Daughter to Ephraim Kimbal 



Dec'' G"> Aaron Allard, upon his making a confession of faith 

AD 1780 Jan'' IG. Samuel, Son to Eben'' Tebbets 

Marcli 2(5. David, Son to James Forst of Barrington 

July 2'' Ilezeliiah, Son to Icliabod Mayes, baptiz'd by M"" Ordway of Middle- 

July 9"' Henry, Son to Peter Hayes. 

July 23*1 Sarah, Daughter to Abner Hodgdon 

July 25"' Juda Witheren, daughter to John AVitheren, upon her making a con- 
fession of faitli 

Sepf 10"^ Mary, & Anna Daughters of Joseph Page 

Sepf 17"^ John, Sou to Joseph Haven 

Sept"" 24'^ John, Son to Wentworth Hayes 

Oof 24"' Oliver, Daniel, & Jacob Sons to Daniel Pevee. Sally, daughter to 
Daniel Pevee 

NoV 12"' Josiah Durgen, upon his making a confession of faith in Christ. 

Nov 28"i Daniel, Sou to Josiah Durgen William, Son to William Knight 
Lois, Daughter to William Knight Charlotte, Daughter to Josiah Durgen 

1781 Jan"^ 4"' Moses, Son to Moses Weymouth Lydia, Daughter to Moses Wey- 

March 25"' Abigail, Wife to Tho^ Brown, upon her making a confession of 

April 28"' Elisabeth Daughter to Moses Roberfs 

April 29"^ Ezra, Son to Moses Roberts. Susannah, Daughter to Moses Roberts. 

ISiay 20'*' Nathaniel, Sou to Alexander Hodgdon Ju"" Molly, Daughter to Ben- 
jamin Hoit 

May 27"' Jesse, Son to Ephraim Kimball 

^une 14'^ Theodore, & Samuel Emerson, Sons to Samuel Furbur Mary & Elis- 
abeth, daughters to James Chesley Thomas, Son to James Chesley 

June 17"' Alice, Daughter to Dea" Jacob Chamberlain of the Gore. 

July 1*' Sarah, Daughter to David Place 

July 7"' David, Son to James Horn, Dover Jonathan, Son to Benj. Furbur 
Mary, Daughter to Benj. Furbur 

July 19"' William Kingman, Sou to Samuel Hayes of Barrington 

July 22*1 Roger, Son to Samuel Copps of Lebanon 

July 29"' Tristram, Son to Joseph Tucker 

August 12"' Ephraim, Son to Ephraim Wentworth 

Sepf 9* Nathaniel, Son to Stephen Jenkins 

Sepf 19"' Stephen, Daniel & Robert Sons to Robert M<^Crelus Esther, Elisa- 
beth & Mary, Daughters to Robert M'^Crelus 

Ocf 7"' John & Moses Sons to Tho^ Brown Elisabeth Daughter to Moses 
Hayes Juu"^ 

Ocf 28"' Richard Furbur, Son to James Chesley 

Nov"" 14"' George, Son to Abraham Waldron William, Son to John Kingman 
James, Son to Hinkson Merden [all] of Barrington 

Dec'' 23'i Abigail, Daughter to Benj. Furbur 

AD 1782 Jan"" 6"' Rebecca, Daughter to Ebenezer Tebbets 

April H"! Rebecca, Daughter to Benjamin Forst Jun'' 

May 19"' Hannah Furbur, grand daughter to Benj. Forst 

June 23'^ Alexander, Son to John Barker Moses, Son to Moses Roberts Tam- 
esin. Daughter to Ichabod Hayes 

July 2*1 Daniel, Son to Joseph Hayes of Barrington Betty, Daughter to Sam' 
Hayes of Barrington 

July 3'i Abigail, Daughter to John Bennet of New Durham, offered to baptism 
by her grand parents, Robberts 

July 7"* Isaac, Son to Paul Jennes 

July 14"' John, Ebenezer, James & Henry, Sons to Henry Tebbets Charity, 
Susannah, k Sarah, Daughters to Henry Tebbets 


July 2P' Mary, Daughter to Joseph Haven 

July 28"^ David Copps, Son to Joseph Page 

June 9"! Deborah Walker, & Martha Bracket twin Daughters to Cap* Parrot of 
Portsmouth, baptized at M"^ Buckminster's Meeting 

Oct"" 6"! John Fabins, Son to Samuel Furbur Jonathan, Son to Jonathan ]\Ior- 
rison Sally, (Wife of Jonathan Morrison) upon her making confession of faith 
Sally, Daughter to Jonathan Morrison Molly, Daughter to Moses Hayes Jun' 

Nov"' 24"' George, Son to Benj Hoit 

1783 April 30"^ Lois, Daughter to John Mardin, upon her death bed 

May 16"' Lydia and Sarah twin daughters of John C'ate Elisabeth, daughter to 
William Locke Elisabeth daughter to George Waterhouse Hannah, daughter to 
James Howard [all] of Barnngton 

May 26"' Molly, daughter to Moses Downs 

June 12"' John, Son to Elisha Blake of Barrington 

June 29"' Joseph, Son to Josiah Durgin Rose, daughter to W™ Knight 

July 13"' Isaac, Son to David Place 

July 16"' Joshua, Son to Daniel Horn, on a sick bed. 

August 12"' Mary and Elisabeth Two Daughters of Sam' Winkly Jun"" Bar- 

Sepf 29"' David, Son to Eben'" Wentworth Anne, daughter to Ebenezer Went- 

Nov 2'^ Anne, daughter of Robert M^Crelus. 

1784 May 9* Samuel, Son to Ephraim Kimball Lydia, Daughter to Joseph 

July 18"^ Hannah, Daughter of Ichabod Hayes 

August 15"' James, Son to Dan^ Calef Abigail, Daughter to Dan' Calef 

Sepf 5"' George, Son to Joseph Haven Eward (sic). Son to Henry Tebbets 

Sepf 9"' Mercy, Daughter to Timothy Davis, of the Gore 

Sepf 12"' Peter, Son to Daniel Horn of Wakefield Temperance, Daughter to 
Richard Hitlou [Hifton?] 

Sepf 26"' A child of Abner Hodgdon's, No Name 

Ocf^ 31^' Noah & Isaac, Sons to Noah Thompson, adopted by John Place 
Hannah, daughter to Noah Thompson, adopted by John Place. 

Dec S"! John, Sou Benj. Rollings Sarah, Betty, & Molly, Daughter of Benj. 

1785 March 14"' Solomon Perkins, aged 82. a Quaker, upon his making a 
Confession of Faith, & desiring to be baptized. 

April 10"' Sarah, Daughter to ]Moses Roberts 

June 5"' Stephen, Sou to Benj Rollings — A twin Nancy, Daughter to Benj. 
Rollings — A Twin Richard, Son to Benj. Furbur, James & John, Sons to Mo- 
ses Hayes Jun'" — Twins 

June 26"' Nabby, Daughter to James Chesley Martha Horn Daughter to Joseph 

July S-i Patience, Daughter to Stephen Jenkins 

July 17"' Nabby, Daughter to Benj. Forst Juni^ 

August 2P' Sarah, Daughter to Sam' Furbur. 

Sepf^ 4"! Lydea, Daughter to Ephraim Wentworth 

Ocf 2'i Samuel, Son to Jonathan Morrison 

1786 Jan-^ 17"" John Canney Son to Robert M<=Crelus 
June 4"' Lucy, Daughter to \y James How 

June 11"' Ezekiel, Son to Ichabod Hayes 
July 23'' Abigail, Daughter to Elijah Horn 
Auo-ust 6"' Ephraim, Son to Ephraim Kimball. 

August 13"' Rebecca, Daughter to Joseph Haven Betsey, Daughter to Abner 

Sepf 3'i Jacob, Son to Timothy Davis of the Gore 


Ocf 30"' Steplien, Son to Tho^ Piiikliam. Tlie Child taken by its grandmother 
J'erry as liers. A: offered by lier to Bajitism. 

Nov"" 8"' Benjamin, Son to Nalh' Horn of Dover 

yov 14"' Jonathan, Son to Tho'' Tinlvham Deborah, Danghter to John Carr, 
& Lydia also liis Daughter Sarah, Daugliter to Moses Chamberlain 

Nov' 17"' Timothy, Son to David Corson 
• Nov 20"' William, Son to David Corson 

1787 July 22'i James, Son to D"" James How Elisabeth, Daughter to Benj. 

August 5"' John, Son to Jonathan Morrison Mary, Daughter to John Brewster 

Sepf 2'' .Joseph Sceva upon his making a confession of faith 

Sepf 9"' Samuel, Son to Moses Chamberlain 

Sepf 10"', Tamzin,AVife of Moses Drown upon her making a confession of faith. 

Ocf 17"' P]benezer (Jarland upon his confessing his faith in Christ John, James, 
Ephraim, Samuel, Sons to Ebenezer Garland Patience, Daughter to Ebenezer 
Carland upon confessing her faith in Christ James, John, Jeremy, Sons to Sam^ 
Mills Elisabeth, Daughter to Sam' Mills, upon confessing her Faith &c. Mary, 
Daughter to Sam' Mills Sarah, Daughter to Eleazar Ham Samuel Drown 3'' 
upon confessing his faith in Christ Stephen Drown upon confessing his faith in 

Ocf 28"' Sally, Daughter to James Chesley 

Nov P' .loel. Son to Sam' Furbur Richard, Son to Richard Furbur Jun'' 

1788 June l'^' William, Son to Dea" Jacob Chamberlain of the Gore 
June 8"' Esther, — Daughter to Benj. Rollings 

June 15"' Lydia, Daughter tp Joseph Haven. Sally, Daughter to Nathaniel 

ACf^ust 3P' iSIercy, Daughter to Elijah Horn 

Sepf H"! David, Son to David Corson Abigail, Daughter .to Joseph Tucker 

Sepf 21^' Rebecca. Daughter of riohn Knowles James, -yohn, Daniel, & Eph- 
raim, Sons to John Knowles 

Sepf 26"' Relief Daughter to Abner Hodgdon 

Ocf 19"! Pierce, Son to Richard I'urbur Jun-" 

Nov O"! Benjamin, Son to Benj. Furbur 

1789 Abigail Daughter of Benj. Page 

May 3'' Thomas Pickering, Son to James Burnham. Sally, Wife to John M. 

Place, upon her confessing her faith in Christ 

May 31^' William, Son to -lohn Knowles. 

June 7"' George, Son to James How 

June 14"' Isaac Buxell f , • o r t ni, i 

y I y twin Sons ot James Chesley 

July 23'' Joshua, Benjamin, Samuel, Sons of Joshua Downing upon their con- 
fessing their faith in Christ. John, Elias, Ezekiel, William, Sons of Jonathan 
Wentworth, the two Eldest confessing their faith in Christ Nathaniel, Son of 
Enoch Burnham Mary, Mehetibel, Tryphena, Lois, Betsey, Daughters of Enoch 
Burnham Stephen, Son of Edmund AViugate Lydia, Daughter of Edmund Win- 
gate Nicholas, Son of Ezekiel Ricker 

Sepf G"* John, Son of Benj. Forst Elisabeth & Phebe, Daughters of ,fohn 
Musset Place 

Sepf 13"' Mary Allen, Daughter to Tho^ Pinkham 

Sepf^ 2<l"' Stephen, Son of Moses Hayes Jun'' 

Ocf 18"' Hannah, Daughter of Eleazar Ham 

Ocf 25"' Robinson, Bracket, & Barnabas Sons to Benj. Palmer I'atly, Wife 
of Benj. Palmer, upon making a confession of faith in Christ 

Nov 1*' .Vbigail, Wife of Silas Dame, upon making a prefession of faith in X 
Sally, Daughter of Silas Dame 

Nov 15"' Polly, Daughter of Ichabod Hayes 

Jan"" 19"' 1790 Susannah Palmer, upon a Dying bed. 



Jan-^ 3P' Enoch Page. Son of Nath' Heard 

March 1^' Kehemiah Kimball, upon a sick bed, after confessing his faith in 

May 2"^ Daniel, Son of Benj. Page 

May 9"* Mary, Daughter to Eleazer Hodgdon 

June 6'*^ Mary, Daughter of Joseph Haven Susa, Daughter of Benjamin Rol- 

June 13"' John, Son of Dea" Jacob Chamberlain, of New Durham Gore 

June 27* Norton, Son of Benj. Scates. Richard, Son of Richard Furbur Jun'' 

July 7* Jonathan, Son of Ichabod Wentworth Nabby, Daughter of Ichabod 

July 13"' Lucy, Daughter of Jonathan Wentworth By Rev"^ Benj. Thurston 

Sepf 27"' Dolly Berry, upon a Sick bed 

Nov"' 11"' Aaron, Son of Amos Whittum Thomas, Son of Tho'^ Horn Molly 
and Betsy, Daughters of Thomas Horn 

Nov 12"' Lydia, Daughter of John Wentworth 

April 26"' 1791 Francis Nutter upon a Sick Bed, & his confessing Faith in 
Christ, & his parents also giving him up to the Lord. 

April 30"' Dudley Wentworth, upon his confessing his Faith in Christ. 

July 10"' Dolly, Daughter of Silas Dame; By M' Robert Gray 

July 20"' Martha Perkins, upon a Sick bed ; her age 93 ; in her younger day.s 
She professed to be a Quaker. 

August 7"' Daughter of Josiah Durgen. By M'' Hasey of Lebanon 

August 14"' Betsey, Daughter of Richard Furbur ,Tun'' 

August 28"' Joseph, Son to Hatevil Knight, upon the parents making a confes- 
sion of faith, renewing the covenant in their liouse. & promising to do it in pub- 
lick. The child baptized was dangerously ill. Charlotte, Daughter to Elijah 

Sept'' 11"' Joseph, Son to Joseph Clarke Elisabeth Mosely, Daughter to Joseph 

Sepf 18"' Jonathan, & John Sons of Joseph Roberts Elisabeth, Daughter of 
Joseph Roberts 

Oof 2<i James, Son of James Chesley 

Oct"" 16"' Joseph, Son of floseph Tucker 

Ocf 23"^ Mathias, & Joseph, Sons of Dudly Wentworth's Widow Nabby, 
Daughter to Dummer Farnum of Shapleigh. 

Ocf 30"' Daniel & Elijah, Sons of W"' Leighton Hall Jackson, Son of D"- 
James How 

Jan"" 25"' 1792 John Nutter (on a Sick Bed) upon his confessing his Faith in 

May 9"' Edmund, Son of Sam' Furbur Thomas, Son of Ezekiel Ricker Nabby, 
Daughter of Ephraim Kimball. Polly, Daughter of Sam' Furber. 

June 3'! Ebenezer, Son of John Musset Place 

June 10 '' Mercy, Daughter of Ichabod Wentworth. 

July 8"' Abigail, Daughter to Joseph Page 

July 22'i Lydia White, Daughter to Dan' Wingate Jun"" 

July 29"' Mary, Daughter of John Raynel 

August 5"' RuUiy, Daughter to Joseph Haven 

Sepf 30"' Oily, Daughter of Enoch Burnham 

Nov 4"' Isaac, Son of Tho*^ Pinkham. Susa, Daughter of Benj. Forst. 

Nov 11"' James, Son of John Richards Jun"" Sarah, Abigail & Elisabeth 
Daughters of John Richards Jun'' 

Dec'' 9"' Benjamin, Son of Benj. Page 

1793 Feb'" 28"' Baptized at the House of Cap' James Adams his Children ; the 
Sons named, P' Benjamin, 2"^ Amos, 3'' Augustus, 4"' James, 5"' Jesse, the Daugh- 
ter named Elisabeth 

April 25"' Baptized a Daughter of Ichabod Hill by the Name of Betsy. 


June 22'i l')apti/.ed Araos, Son to Dan' Wingate Baptized Abigail, Daughter to 
W" Leigh ton 

July 7"' Jiaptized, Walter Briaut, Son to Hatevil Knight, 

July 14"' Baptized, Rebecca, Daughter to James Wentworth Bapfi Mary M''- 
Duffee, Daughter to David Corson 

Sept"" 22'' Baptized Jenny Daughter to Joseph Tucker 

Sepf 29"' Baptized, Mercy Daughter to Eleazer Ham 

17'J3 Xancy, Daughter of Joseph Clark 

Nov 12"' John, Son to Sam' Jennes Mercy, Daughter to Sam' Hayes 

Dec"" 29"' Joseph llilliard, Son of Joshua Lane 

April 10"' 1704 Benjamin, Son of Benj. Scates Oily, Daughter of Joseph 

June 4"' Lydia, Daughter of Nath' Heard James, Son of Nath' Heard 

June 8"' jSehemiah, Son of Ephaini Kimball 

July 26"' Joshua, Son of Edmond Wingate 

August ;>P' Beujamiu, son of Benj. Page Noah, son of Joseph Haven 

Sepf 14"' Debby, Daughter to James Chesley 

Sepf 28"' Martha, Daughter to Ichabod Weutworth 

Oct'' 7"' An infant, dauirhter to Abner Hodgdon 

Ocf 19"' Enoch, Son of Enoch Burnhani Nathaniel, Son of Eleazer Hodgdou 

Nov 24"' William, Sou of Ezekiel Ricker 

Dec'' 14*'' Joshua Paiue, son of Joseph Clark 

1795 May 1""' l^ydia, Daughter of Dummer Farnum 
June 11"' Joseph Willard, son of D'' James How 

July 12"' AVilliam, John, Sous of Dan' Calf Susanna, Daughter of Dan' Calf. 
July 19"' Mary Dole, Daughter of Hatevil Knight 
Jul^ 20"' Thomas FurburJun'^ by his own desire 
August 2 'A Sarah, daughter of Joseph Page, baptized by M"' Thurston 
August 28"' Hannah Twombly, (aged 29 years) upon her confession of Faith 
in Christ 
Sepf 13"' Daniel Gardener, Son of Dan' Wingate 
Ocf 22'' Anna, Daughter of Levi Dearborn Esq"' 
Nov"" 29"' Edward Bell, son of Edward Cole 

Dec"" 3'' Phinehas, son to Ezekiel flicker William, Son to Sam' Jennes 
Dec"" 17"' Phebe Heard, daughter of Joshua Rollins 

1796 Feb"" 7"' Jacob Main, upon his confession of faith in Christ 
May 18"' Patience Seavey, Daughter of Sam' Doust Forst 

May 28"' John, son of W"" Leighton. 

June 22'' Ichabod Hayes, Son to W'" Weutworth Mehetabel, Daughter of 
Dudley Burtihani 

June 30"' Samuel & Peter, Sous to David Wallingford Anna, Daughter to 
Elijah Horn. Abigail, Daughter to David Wallingford 

Sepf 4"' William INlesser, upon his confession of Faith in Christ. Nathaniel, 
Son of the above W"" Messer 

( Jcf 9"' Joshua, Son of Joshua Lane ? ^ ^^^ ^^^a ^r Gray 
Williarn, Son of Ben] . Furbur ^ •' ■^ 

1797 Feb^ 23'' John, Sou of P^phraim Kimball Sarah, Daughter of Sam' 

May U"* ^Martha Burleigh. Daughter of Joseph Clark, by the Rev"! Benj. Balch, 
of Barrington 

June 12"' John Carter, Grandson to Dodavi Garland Sally, Grandaughter to 
Dodavi Garland, this child with John Carter adopted by Said Garland 

July 30"' Sally Novvell, and Nancy, Daughters of Benj. Evens 

Sepf 10"' Richard, Son of John JNIusset Place Sarah Fisher, Daughter of 
Joseph Haven 

Sepf 2>."' Nathaniel Horn, Son of Nath' Heard Hannah, Daughter of Nath' 


Oct' 22<i Jonathan, Son of Eleazer Ham, (by M'' Hilliard) 

Feb-- 16"» 1798 Luke, Son of Sam' Furbur 

June 17"^ John Wingate, Son of Richard Furbur Jun"' (by M"" Thomson) 

June 24"' Lois, Daughter of Silas Dame, by M"" Balch of Barrington 

Sepf 16"i Elisabeth, Daughter of W™ Conner, by Rev'' Robert Gray. 

1799 Feb'' 20* Mark Huntress, upon his making his confession of Faith Lib- 
erty, Daughter of Abner Hodgdon P^lisabeth Emerson, Daughter of Mark Hun- 
tress Doily, Daughter of Mark Huntress Henrietta, Daughter of Mark Hun- 
tress Joseph Peterson, Sou of Mark Huntress John. Son of ]\lark Huntress 
Joshua, Son of Stephen Brewster Rosietta, Daughter of Stephen Brewster Eliza, 
Daughter of Sephen Brewster 

July 7"' Rufus King, Son of Benj. Evans Wealthy, Daughter of Benj. Page 

1800 Feb'' 17"* Benjamin Heard, Sou of Joshua Rollins Joshua Nutter, Son of 

Joshua Rollins 

April 13* Phebe Heard ?.-t» .. ^ti t^h- 

Ha 1 H -r] f ^^'^^ Daughters ot Joshua Rolhns 

April 27* Rachel, Daughter of P^lijah Horn 

May 12* Stephen Twombly, upon a Sick bed, upon his confession of his 
Faith in Christ & the christian Religion. 
]\lay 17* John Smith Bryant, Son of Ilatevil Knight 

June 19* Stephen, Son of Stephen Twombly Anna & Betty Daughters of 
Stephen Twombly 

Ocf 12* James, Son of Eleazar Ham 
Oct' 26* John Place, Son of Benj. Evans. 

Nov' 30"' Jabez, Son of Caleb Dame Anna, Daughter of Caleb Dame 
Sepf 27* 1801 Solomon Perkins, & at the Same time received him into full 
Communion with y*' Chh 

Ocf 18* John Musset, Son of John Musset Place 
Nov"" D' Elisabeth Furbur, Daughter of Stephen Place 
Jan' 5* 1802. Rachel, Daughter of Widow Alice Horn. 
Feb'' 24* Thomas Downs, Son of Moses Downs. 
July 11* Joseph, Son of Benj. Page. 

July 18"' Elisabeth, Daughter of Cap' Sam' Furbur Eleanor Cooper, Daughter 
of Ephraim Kimbal 

August 19* Reuben Hanniford & his AVife, Sarah Levi Dearborn, Son of Reu- 
ben Hanniford John Prentice, Son of Sam^ Adams John Brewster, Son of 
Thomas Chesley 

Ocf 17* Peter, Son of the Widow Alice Horn ; (By M' Piper) Elisabeth 
Downing, Daughter of Widow Alice Horn by ]\I' Piper 
Ocf 24* iNIeribah J^mery, Daughter of Caleb Dame 
Feb' 14* 1803 Elisabeth Lewis Prentis, Daughter of Moses L. Neal 
Feb' 20* Thomas, & Vincent, Sons of Thomas Pinkham Rebecca, Daughter 
of Thomas Pinkham 

March 14* John, Son of John Brewster Jun' 

July 7* Moses Leavitt; John Prentiss & Samuel Adams, all Sons of Moses L. 

Ocf 2'' Baptized — Mary, Daughter of Nath' Upham 
Ocf 23'i Polly, daughter of Silas Dame 
March 14* 1804 Betty, Daughter of John Brewster Jun' 

May 13"' Nancy, a Negress, called Nancy Patterson, by her desire, & upon her 
confession of faith in the christian religion, or doctrines of the Gospel. 

June 10* Joseph Lemmon, Son of Moses L. Neal Esq' Susanna, Daughter of 
Stephen Place. Elisabeth Dennett, Daughter of Tho'* Chesley. 
> June 17* Samuel, Son of Samuel Adams, (of Durham) 
Sepf 16* Alfred, Son of Nath' Upham 
Jan' 18* 1805, Sally, daughter of John M. Place 
May 24* Anne Hilton, daughter of Reuben Hanniford 


July 2-4"> Mary, Wife of Ichabod Corson, upon her bed, being almost exhausted 
with a consumption 

Sepf .S"» Abigail r»oberts, daughter of Edraond Wingate 

Sepf 22'' Joseph, Son of Silas I)anie 

Sepf 2*.)"' Sally, ^' John, daughter ^\t Son of Stephen Brewster 

May 25"' 1806. Charles, Son of Stephen Place 
• June 8"» James Armstrong, Son of Moses L. Neal 

July G"> (ieorge. Sou of riohn Haven 

Sepf 28"^ Son of Joseph Clark Esq'' by the Name of Simon 

Oct'' W^ James, Son of Thomas Chesley. 

Dec'' 15* Baptized the widow Anne Clark upon her confession of her faith in 
Christ & his gospel ; She being Sick & in danger; but appearing to be under due 
concern for her Spiritual interest. Her age 72 Years 

1807 May 31^' Baptized, Timothy, Son of Nath' Upham 

August 30"' Baptized Elisabeth, daughter of Benj. Page 

Oct^ 9"' 1808 KeVi Isaac Smith baptizd, James Horn, Son of Stephen Place 

Jan'' 19"^ 1809 Baptised the widow Hannah Rogers of Rochester, on a Sick bed 
upon her confession of her faith in Jesus Christ & hopes of glory thro' him. 

Jan'' 28'h Baptised Comfort Trickey upon a Sick bed, upon her confession of 
faith in Christ Jesus & hopes of Salvation thro' him. 

August 13"' Baptized James Willard, Son of John Haven 

August 20"' Baptized Sarah, Ann, Daughter of Joseph Clark Esq"" baptized, 
Joseph Badger, Son of Nath' Cpham Esq"' 

Ccf 8'h Elijah, & Daniel Wentworth, Sons of Elijah Horn of Milton 

Ajiril 22'' 1810. Baptized, Cornelia, Daughter of Oliver Crosby Esq'' of Dover, 
«&: at Dover. 

August 19"' Baptized, Lois, daughter of John Richards, by her own desire 

Oct'^"' Baptized, of the Children of Ens" Nath' Hayes, at a Lecture ; Nabby, 
Wife of Thomas Downs Jun'" Sons, Ezra, &Zenus; Dughters, besides, Nabby, 
above recorded, Sabra, Hannah. & Lucinda. 

Ocf 7"' John, Son to John Haven 

April 15"' 1811 Mary Elisabeth, Daughter of Joseph Hanson of Durham 

June 9"' Judith Almira, Daughter of Nath' Upham Esq'' 

August 22'' Lucy Elvira, Daughter of Joseph Clark Esq'' 

Sepf 29' ' Anna, Wife to Paul Downs 

Ocf 13"' Hannah & Jonas Children of Paul Downs James, Son of Tho^ 
Downs Jun'' 

Jan"' 22'' 1812 Ephraim Hammet upon a bed of Sickness & danger, upon his de- 
claring his repentance & faith in Jesus Christ, & trust in his merits for eternal 

]March 10"' Baptized Thomas Piumer, 72 Years of age, he being much out of 
health ; upon his professing his faith in Jesus Christ, his repentance, «fc resolution 
to lead a pious & holy life So long as he lives. 

Nov 2'' Baptized Xoah Horn of Farmington, upon his professing his Faith in 
Jesus Christ, & his gospel & re.solution to lead a christian & holy life. 

Dec'' 3'^ Easter, Abigail, Rebecca, and Mary, Daughters of Noah Horn Bap- 
tized, Jonathan, Son of Noah Horn, with the above Daughters of Said Horn 
Baptized. Mary Ann, & Tryphena Berry, Daughters of Lieu' James Pickering 
Jun'' of Rochester 

July 4"' 1813 Baptized, John Burnham, Son of Joseph Hanson, of Durham. 
Baptized, Mary Wingate, Daughter of Pierce P. Furbur of Farmington. 

July 14"' Baptized, Deborah, Wife of W'" Palmer Esq"" of Milton upon a Sick 

August 25"! Baptized Joanna, Wife of Thomas Davis, when She was Sick, of 

August 26'- Baptized, j\[ary Esther, Charles William, Jeremiah Hall, & Sarah 
Tebbets, Children of Jeremiah H. Woodman 


June 19"^ 1814 Baptized, Molly Perkins, Daughter of Paul Downs 

Jan'' 22'! 1815 Samuel Augustus, Son of John Parker Hale Esq'' 

]May 12* Henry, Son of John P. Hale Esq-- 

Sep' 4"^ Baptized Theodore Chase, Son of Jeremiah H. Woodman 

June ll"' Baptized, Nathaniel Hayes, Son of Tho"* Downs 

Feb"- IS'h 1816 Baptized, Ruth Cogswell, Daughter of Nath' Upham Esq' 

June 23"^ Baptized, Ely, Son of Paul Downs 

Ocf 27"' Baptized in Kinsington, N. H. the Son of a Widow Woman, by the 
name of, Benjamin Cram, 

June S"' 1817 Baptized, Sarah Jane, Daughter of Jeremiah H. Woodman Esq'' 

May 24* 1818 Francis William, Son of Nathi Upham Esq"- Baptized by Bev^ 
Asa Piper of Wakefield 

July 5. Rev. Isaac Jones Baptised a child of Jeremiah H. Woodman Esq"" by 
the name of Harriet Crosby. 

August 28* Elisabeth, Wife of Eli Sumner Susanna, & Martha Thomas, Eli, 
and Charles children of Moses Brown 

Nov'' 1^' Elisabeth Tripte, Daughter of Tho^ Downs Jun"" 

March 30"' 1819 Tamraa, Wife of W" Hurd upon her confession of Faith in 
Christ .lesus (upon a Sick bed) 

May 9* Ann Elisabeth. Daughter of John Haven 

July 4* Baptized Lydia, Wife of Jonas C. March Esq"" 

Nov'' 21^*' baptized, Albert, Son of Nath' Upham Esq'" 

June 11* 1820 Baptized Maria Barker, Daughter of J. H. Woodman Esq'' 

Dec'' 2'i 1821 Baptized Charlotte Cheever, Daughter of J. H Woodman Esq'' 

March 3'^ 1822 Baptized Sarah, Wife of Trustrum Hard upon a Sick Bed, upon 
her confession of repentance of her Sins, her faith in Jesus Christ as her only Sa- 
viour, & resolution, thro' divine grace, to pay a ready & chearful abedience to his 

July 2P' Baptized, Benjamin Corson, before his being received into the Church 

July 28* Baptized, Benajah, Son of Benajah Ricker 

June 15* 1823 Baptized Lois, Wife of Tobias Twombly before being received 
into the Church 

Baptisms Since the ordination of the Rev** Thomas C Upham July 16* 1823 

August 3*^ M'' Buzzel, by the name of John Burnham The widow Adams, by 
the name of Elisabeth 

Both the above made a publick profession of their faith in Christ. 

August 10* Abigail, Wife of Samuel Chamberlain, [by Mr Haven 

August 12* Moses, Mary, Enoch Lydia, & Sarah, — Children of Samuel & 
Abigail Chamberlain — 

Note. The above children upon their assenting to the confession of faith.] 

The lines in brackets are in the hand of Mr. Upham. 


AD 1776 Feb"" 29* Robart Walker with Dorothy Leaghton, both of Rochester 

March 7* Joseph Tucker with Abigail Heard, both of Rochester 

May 23'! James Place with Esther Varney both of Rochester 

June 6* James Allen with Mercy Garland both of Rochester 

June 22'! W" Whitiker with Sally Hoit, both of Berwick, — by Licence 

June 23^ Elihu Wentworth with Lois Pinkham both of Rochester 

Sepf 23'! Mark Harford with Mary Corson both of Rochester 

Nov'' 6"' Simon Torr of Dover with Sarah Ham of Rochester 

Dec' 26* .John Tebbets with Jean Heard both of Rochester 



AD 1777 Jail"' 14*'' Abraham Cook of llochester with Abigail Twoirbly of Som- 


Jan'' 30"' Isaac Wentworth witli Abigail Nutter botli of Rochester 

Feb"" 13"' Joshua Allen with Martlia Varn(>y both of Koohester 

May 22'^ Lieut Sam' Nute with the Widow Sarah \\'elch both of Rochester 

August 3"' Robert Cook witli Klisabeth (loodwin both of Somersworth 

' Ocf IG"' Caleb Wakehani with Sarah Clements l)oth of Rochester 
Nov'' 24"' Joseph Cook of Somersworth with iVnna Young of Rochester 
Dec"' IT"" Ephraim Tebbets with Eunice Tibbets both of Rochester 
Dec' IS"' Renj. Furl)ur with Deborah Tebbets both of Rochester 

1778 Jan'' 26"' Richard Tripe of Kittery with Elizabeth Gage of Dover 
Jan'' 29"" David Jennes with Sarah -lennes both of Rochester 

Feb'' 26"' James Wille with Kezia Leighton both of Durham 
April 8"" Tobias Ricker with Susannah Richardson both of Rochester 
Sepf 18"' John Barber with Elisabeth Locke both of Barrington. 
Nov 19"' John Nute Jun'' With Hannah Place both of Rochester 
Nov 30"' Joseph Plummer with Hannah Bickford both of Rochester 
Dec"" 15"' Edward Rollins with Anna "Wentworth, both of Rochester. 
Dec'' 17*^ flames Chamberlain with Phebe Jackson, both of Rochester 
Dec'' 22'! Joseph Thompson Jun"" with Lydia Green both of Rochester 
Dec"" — Joseph Bickford with Dorcas Ellis both of Rochester 

1779 March 18"' John Ham with Mary Dam both of Rochester 

June 28"' — Benj. Babb of Barrington with Hannah Furbur of Rochester 
July 29"' John Bickford with Elisabeth Pearl, both of Rochester 
August lO"" — Ebenezer Garland Jun'' with Lydia Jackson, both of Rochester. 
August 26 John Rollings with Elisabeth Leighton both Rochester 
Sepf^"! John Wille with Mercy Cook, both of Somersworth. 
Sepf 28'' James Rogers with Susannah Pinkham both of Rochester 
Ocf S*** 'Moses Hayes Jun' of Rochester with Dolly Wingate of Madbuiy 
Ocf 14"' Moses Downs with Elisabeth Trickey both of Rochester. 
Nov'' 4"' Amos Place with Olive Knight both of Rochester 

Nov'' 25"' William Wingate with Deborah Buzzel both of Rochester. Joshua 
Peavey with Mary Buzzel both of New Durham 

Dec'' 3*1 Jonathan Cook of Wakefield with Sarah Downing of Rochester. 

Dec' 12"' Daniel Calef with Anna Scribner both of Rochester. 

Dec"" 15"' Enoch Hayes with Sasanna Knowles both of Rochester. 

Dec' 24 "* James Colman of Rochester with Dorcas Wentworth of Somersworth 

1780 Jan'' 26"' W' Rogers of the Gore with Mary Chamberlain of Rochester 
Jan"" 27"' Stephen Starbord with Lydia Nayler both of Rochester 

Feb' 2'' Jason Chamberlain with Mary Brewster both of Rochester 
Feb' 14"' Timothy Ricker with Lois Plummer both of Rochester Jonathan 
Young with Sarah Desethering, he of Middleton She of Somersworth 
Feb' 17"' Joseph Ellis of Middleton with Hannah Perkins of Rochester 
March 9"' Ephraim Trickey with Lucy Cook both of Rochester 
INIarch 21"' Moses ,lennes of Rochester with Abigail Berry of Barrington Ebe- 
nezer Horn with Lydia Canny both of Somersworth 

April 3'' John Stanton with Susanna Knight both of Rochester 

April 13"' Matthias Welch with Rachel Pearl both of Rochester 

June 4"' W"' Horn of Dover with Lucy Tliompson of Rochester 

June 22<^ Samuel Tuttle with Martha Varney both of Somersworth 

July 13"' Isaiah Foss with Mary Dow both of Barrington 

August 22*^ Moses Babb with Meribah Lock both of Barrington 

Sept' 7"* Beard Plummer with Susanna Ham both of Rochester 

Oct' 7"' Zebulon Durgan of Duiham with Lettice Stillson of New Durham — 

Dec' 6"' Ebenezer Hanson of Madbury, with Patience Varney of Rocliester 

1781 Jan' 11"' John Place Jun' with Patience Downing both of Rochester 
Feb' 20"^ David .Jennes with Lucy Page both of Rochester 


Feb"- 22'! David Corson with Mary M<=l)urffee both of Rochester 
April 12*'^ Sam' Lord of Berwick with Abigail Allen of Rochester 
May 21"' John Tucker of Kittery with Phebe Heard of Rochester 
August 16"» Sam' "Wentworth of Somersworth with Mary 13erry of Rochester 
Ilaiiniel Clark with .Judith Berry both of Rochester 
Sepf 20"! John Allen with ]\Iary Clark, both of Rochester 
Nov 15"^ Daniel Horn with Charity Place, both of Rochester 
AD 1782 Feb'' 5"> Joshua Hayes with Hannah Lock both of Barrington 
Feb-^ 28"' John Myrick with Elisabeth Palmer botli of Rochester 
March 7"' Sam' Roberts of Berwick with Lydia Tebbets of Rochester 
March 12"' Benj. Varney With Joanna Ham both of Rochester 
jMarch 2P' Silas Tebbets with Sarah Heard, both of Rochester 
May 9"' Jonathan Heard with Saraii Yetton, both of Rochester 
June 19"! Joseph Hodgdou of Wakefield with Charity Dame of Rochester 
August P' John Roberts with Ruth Rogers both of Rochester 
August 3'^ Philip Jackson with Mary Place both of Rochester 
Oct"" 8''' Robert Evens with the "Wid^ Hannah Heard both of Rochester 
Ocf 3P' Ebenezer Hayes with Phebe Huckins both of Barrington 
Nov"" 2P' Samuel Hayes of Barrington with Sarah Pearl of Rochester 
Nov"" 28"* John Willey Jun"" with Tamsin Gray both of Barrington Stephen 
Brock with Elisabeth Berry both of Barrington Richard Foss with Marcy Berry 
l.)oth of Barrington Timothy Roberts Jun'' with Elisabeth Hayes both of Roch- 

Feb' 6* 1783 Ephraim Holmes with Mary Hall both of Barrington 
Feb'' 27"' Samuel Foss, Tertius with Sarah Junkins both of Barrington 
May 8"' Benj. French of New-Market with Mary Harford of Rochester 
i\Iay 22'' John Huckens of Barrington with Mary Pearl of Rochester 
Ocf IS"* W^' Wentworth Lord of Berwick with Mary Allen of Rochester 
Ocf IG"* James Marden Jun'' with Fredrica iScevey both of Barrington 
Ocf 20"' John Wentworth of Somersworth with Rebecca Horn of Rochester 
Nov'" 17"' Joseph Pearl Jun"" with Catharine Clark both of Rochester 
Nov 27"' Jedediah Tebbets with Dorothy Tebbets both of Rochester 
Dec"" 4"! Ephraim Tebbets with Esther Tebbets both of Rochester 
Dec'" 16* Ezekiel Hayes with Margaret Foss both of Barrington 
Dec'' 25"' W"" Palmer with Susannah Twombly both of Rochester 

1784 Jan'' 2P' Abraham Pribble of Wolfsboro' with Mary Cole of Rochester 
Feb"" 11"' Joseph Holmes with Sarah Page, both of Rochester 

Feb'" 12"^ Nathan Webb Adams of Newington with Elisabith Cole of Rochester 

Feb'' 26"' Benj. Berry with Mary Foss both of Barrington 

April 20"' Jonathan Leighton Jun'' With Mary Rogers both of Rochester 

April 2P' Benj. Adams Esq"" of Newington with Susanna Brown of Rochester 

May 23<i Moses Chamberlain with Mary Nason both of Rochester 

July 29"' Joseph Roberts with Betty Dame, both of Rochester 

Sepf 30"" Anthony Pevee with Betty Hammon both of Rochester 

Ocf 7"' Elijah Horn with Anna Corson both of Rochester 

Dec'' 9"' Jo.seph Ricker with Sarah Trickey both of Rochester 

Dec'' 29"" George Snell Hayes with Anna Hawkins both of Rochester 

1785 Janf 6"' Timothy Heard with Mary Dame both of Rochester 

March 3'' '\^'illiam Henderson with Peggy Roberts, He of Dover, She of Roch- 

March 17"' (xilbert French with Leah French both of Rochester 

March 24"' Timothy Richardson with Anna Perkins both of Rochester 

June 3'' Moses Hayes Jun'' with Anna Coffin both of Richester 

Sepf 26"' James Place with Abigail Hayes both of Rochester 

Ocf 16"' Benj. Palmer with Patty Harford both of Rochester 

Nov 8"' Sam' Allen with Sarah Ham both of Rochester 

Nov"' 17"' Aaron Whitehouse of Rochester with Rebekah Otis of Barrington 


NoV" 30"> Abraham Chainherlin & Sarah Wliite both of the Gore 

Dec"" 1" N^elieiniiih Kiiiiball it' .Mary (Goodwill botli of Rochester 

178G Jan"" 4"' Jotliaui Twoinbly witli Lydia Barber both of Rochester 

Jan"" 5"^ John ]M. Place with Sarah Twoinbly both of Rochester. 

Jan"" 15"* Jeremiah Dow of New Durham with Elisabeth Perkins of Rochester 

Jan'' 17"' Jonathan Place with ^Nlary Dearing both of Rochester 

■ Jan^ 1'.)"' W" :Miirry of Berwick with P^lisabeth Tebbets of Rochester 

Jan'' 22'' Dea" Sam' riummer with Abigail Tebbets both of Rochester Sam' 

Palmer with Anna (larland both of Rochester 

March 8"' William Wille with Anna Moody both of Middletown 

^larch 23'' Simon Doe of Washington with ^la.ry Weymouth of Rochester 

Nath' Bartlet Doe of Washington with Sarali A\'eymouth of Rochester 
April 5"* James Nutter with Elisabeth Heard both of Rochester 
May 25"' Janvrin Fisher with Sally Gage both of Dover 
August 3'' Joseph Sceva of Conway with Hannah Sceva of Rochester John 

Ham with Esther ^Nlerrow both of Dover 
August 24"» Ezekiel Ricker with Rebecca Whitehouse both of Rochester 
Sepf S*' Closes Hanson with Abbot both of Berwick 

Sepf 14"' Eleazer Ham with Lucy Jennoss both of Rochester Richard Rundlet 

with Rachel Horn both of Rochester 

Sepf 28* Jonathan Leighton with J-iUcy Place both of Rochester 
Nov 16"* David Wingate with Lydia Tebbets both of Rochester Lemuel Ma- 
son of Barnstead with ilolly Chamborlain of New Durham Gore 

Nov'' 23'' John Palmer with Dorothy Perkins both of Rochester Nath' Johnson 

with Mary Bickford botli of Rochester 
Nov 30"* Ephi'aira Horn with Molly Wentworth both of Somersworth 
Dec'' 21-' Dearborn Jewetl with Mary Furbur both of Rochester 
ISIay 3^1787 Anthony Rollins with Abigail Heard both of Rochester 
May 10"* Meshech Robinson with Esther Perkins both of Rochester 
June 7"* James Varney of Dover with Martini Wentworth of Rochester 
July 19"* Cap' Dan' M'^Duffee of Rochester with Betty Nock of Dover 
Ocf 11"* Eleazer Ilodgdon with Elisabeth Leighton both of Rochester 
Ocf 25"* Stephen Twombly, of Rochester with Betty Hanson of Somersworth 
Nov"" 8"* Stephen Wentworth Jun"^ with Olive Rollings both of Rochester 

Joshua Hayes with Deborah Brown both of Rochester 

Nov*" 11"* John Brewster of Barringtou with Abiah Brewster of Rochester 

Nov"" 15* Richard Dame Ju'' with Hannah M'=Duffee Both of Rochester 

Nov"' 19"* Sam' Bickford with Charity Heard both of Rochester 

Nov'' 22*1 John Place Jun"" With Lydia Gailand both of Rochester 

Nov 29"* Silas Dame with Abigail W'atson both of Rochester Paul Place with 

Judith Brown both of Rochester 

1788 Jan"" 10"* James M'^Duffee Jun"" with Mehetabel Corson both of Rochester 
Jan'' 17"* Benj. Hanson of Somersworth with Lydia Twombly of Rochester. 

Michael Runnels with Sarah Dame both of Rochester. 

Feb"" 26"* Jeremiah Dearbon with lietty Copp both of Wakefield. 
March 23'' Josiah Hall of Conway with Susannah Place of Rochester 
March 27"* David Morrison with Mary Kimball both of Rochester 
April 2'' Clement Hayes with Joanna Wentworth both of Rochester 
April 5"* Moses Downs with Sarah Tripe both of Rochester 
April 6"* Closes Mighls of Parsonsfield with Elisalteth Page of Rochester 
April 8"* Andrew Hayes of Barrington with Sarah M'^Duffee Rochester. 
]\Iay 25"* Winthrop Nutter with Charity Meder both of Rochester 
June 8"* Daniel Horn of Somersworth with Relief Roberts of Rochester 
June 9"* Moses Horn -Tun'' with Mary Wingate both of Rochester 
Sepf 24"' Sam' Knowles with the Widow Sarah Nute both of Rochester 
Ocf 2'' Dan' Page Jun'' with Judith Whitehouse both of Rochester. 
Ocf 16"* Stephen Tebbets with Mehetabal Tebbets both of Rochester 



Ocf 28'h Joshua Merrow with Peggy Garland both of Rochester 

Nov 19"' John Bickford S<^ with Sally Nutter both of Rochester 

Nov"" 26"^ W"' Leighton of Rochester with Mary Pottle of New Durham Gore 

Nov 27'*^ Levi Pickering with Abigail Downs both of Rochester 

Dec"" 4*h Tobias Hanson of Somersworth with Molly Roberts of Rochester 

Dec'' 11"^ Stephen Rogers with Hannah Hammond both of Rochester 

1789 Jan"" 1*' Amos Hodgdon with P^lisabeth Ham both of Rochester Nath' 
"Whitehouse of Lebanon with Miriam Ellis of Rochester 

Jan'' 15"' Joshua Nutter Rollings with Hannah Heard both of Rochester 
Feb"" 24"^ Dudley Garland with Polly Heard both of Rochester 
March 12"* Dan' Brewster Jun"" with Mary Hayes both of Rochester 
March 26"' John Tanner with Rebeckah Richardson both of Rochester 
April 1*' Joseph Pottle with Sarah W'entworth both of Rochester 
May 14"' Shadrach Ham of Barringtou with Elizabeth Mills of Rochester 
Richard Nutter -Tun'' with Dorothy Place both of Rochester 
June 3'' Tho* Varney with ^Margaret Meader both of Rochester 
June 11* Benj. VVingate with Olive Heard both of Rochester 
June 25"' Elijah Hussey of Dover with Jane Bickford of Rochester 
July 19"' Silas Roberts with Sarah Davis both of New Durham Gore 
July 23'' Moses Place with Susanna Downing both of Rochester 
Sepf 3'^ Paul Austin with Lydia Downing both of Rochester 
Sepf 13"' James Chesley Hayes with Betty Twombly both of Rochester 
Ocf^ 1^' W"^' Hill of Barringtou with Hannah Hodgdon of Rochester 
Ocf 16"' Tho" Varney 3<i with Susanna Tebbets both of Rochester 
Ocf 25"' Hate-evil Knight with Polly Bryant both of Rochester 
Nov'' 8"' David Wallingford with Sarah Corson both of Rochester. 
Nov"^ 12*'' Job Hussey of Somersworth with Elisabeth Downs of Rochester 
Nov 25"^ Jonathan Richards Jun'' with Mary Horn both of Rochester 
Nov 26"' Stephen Clark with Sarah Pearl both of Rochester 
Dec"" 31^' James Ham of Barrington with Esther Copp of Rochester 

1790 Jan'" 7"^ Jonathan Place with Lydia Leighton both of Rochester 
Feb"^ 16"' Tho^ '\^'entworth of Somersworth with ]\Iolly Roberts of Berwick 
Feb"^ 18"' Lieut Benj. Kielle of Dover with Sarah Flagg of Rochester 

Feb'' 24"' Nath' Pinkham of Rochester with Rebecca Knock of Dover Elisha 

Jennes with Huldah Drown both of Rochester 

Feb'" 25"' Nath' Garland of Somersworth Math Hannah Witherell of Rochester 

Ephraim Pluramer with Anna M'^Duffee both of Rochester. 
June 10"' James Worster of New Durham Gore with Hannah Dore of Dover 
June 16"' Benj. Bickford of Ossapee Gore with Kezia Heard of Rochester 
Ocf 14"' Joseph Chamberlain with Hannah Davis both of New Durham Gore 
Nov"" 7"" Benj. H. Evens with Mary Varney both of Rochester 
Nov"" 25"' Eben"^ Varney Jun"" Mary Jennes both of Rochester 
Dec"" 2*1 Dummer Faruum of Shapleigh with Dorothy Heard of Rochester 
Dec'" 9"' Simon Dame with Margaret Hayes both of Rochester 
Dec"" 2L°' Eben"" Twombly with Dorothy Wentworth both of Rochester 
Dec"" 22*1 Paul Chamberlain of New Durham Gore with Olive Berry of New 


Dec'" 23'! James Wentworth with Deborah Weymouth both of Rochester 

1791 Jan"" 12"' Stephen Pierce with Dorcas Garland both of Rochester 
Jan"" 25"' Jonathan Flagg with Mary Ham both of Rochester 

Jan"" 27"' Timothy (ierrish with Elisabeth Spencer both of Piochester 

Feb"" 14* Ephraim Ham with Elisabeth Ham both of Dover 

March lO* Ichabod Wentworth of Rochester with Kezia Cook of Somersworth 

April 14"' John Brewster Jun"" with Abigail Place both of Rochester 

June 26"' Hezekiah Cloutman with Abigail Card both of Rochester 

June 30"' Jonathan Wentworth Jun' With Elisabeth Kimball both of Rochester 

July 14"' Anthony Whitehouse with Elisabeth Varney both of Rochester 


July 21"' Ephrairn Plummer Jun'' with .Tuditb Perkins both of Dover Barnabas 
Palmer .Inn'' with Mary Place both of Ilochester 

July 20"^ Sam' Jiragdon of Siiapleigh with Mehctabel Hanscom of Rochester 
July 28"' Jon' ^^Duffee of New Durham (iore with Lois Tasker of Barnstead 
August IG''' flames Buchannon with Elisabeth Heard both of Rochester 
Ocf 6"' Nath' Horn of Dover with Jane M"^Duffee of Rochester 
• Ocf 18"' Paul Ellis of Rochester with Sarah Hubbard of Berwick 

No\'' G"* Reuben Hanson of Middletown with Hannah Trickey of Rochester 
Nov 10"^ James Roberts with Molly Leigh ton both of Nevv-Durham-Gore 
NoV 16* John Ricker of Somersworth with Elisabeth Pinkham of Rochester 
Jonathan Watson with Nanc^' Leighton both of Rochester 

Nov 24"' Clement Libbey with Phebe Tebbets both of Rochester Stephen 
Whitehouse with Lois Downing both of Rochester 

Dec"' 1*' Jacob i ayes of Rochester with Sarah More of Dover 
iNlarch 4"' 1792 George Berry of Barrington with Sarah Forst of Rochester 
May 3"^ Jonathan tieard Jun"" with Hannah Jennes both of Rochester 
May 15"' Isaac Pearl with Jane Tucker both of Rochester 
June 21^' Joseph Fogg Esq"" of Ossipee with Abigail Wentworth of Rochester 
July 26"' Sam' Goodel with Susanna Rand both of Rochester 
Sepf 5"' Moses Downs with Mercy Robinson both of Rochester Josiah Nute 
with Rebecca Nute both of Rochester Stephen Wille of Dover with Temperance 
Rollings of Rochester 

Sepf" 20"' John Lock of Barrington with Abigail Page of Rochester. 
Ocf 4"' John Roberts with Abigail Jones both of Rochester 
Ocf 14"' Robert Knight with Susanna Kimball both of Rochester 
Nov 18"' John Sherburne of Wakefield with Mary Twombly of Rochester 
Dec"" 3*1 John Downs it Sarah Door of Rochester married 
Dec"" 28**' W" Jennes Jun'' with Mary Downing both of Rochester 
1793. Jan"" P' Dudley Burham with Sarah Wentworth both of Rochester 
Jan"" 14"' Joseph Hanes with Temperance Hoit both of Rochester 
Jan"" 2i"' John M<=Duffee Jun'' with Elisabeth Fitz-Gerald both of Rochester 
Feb'' 20"* Benj. Downing with Tryphena Knowles both of Rochester 
Feb'' 21°' Alexander Whitehouse with Sarah Willand both of Rochester 
April 8"' John Plummer 3'^ with Sarah Perkins both of Rochester 
]\lay 30"' Valentine Laugley of Durham with Rebekah Trickey of Rochester 
July 14"' Penuel Chamberlain of New-Durham Gore with Molly Reudal of 

Sepf 19"' Dan' Wentworth with Patience Wentworth both of Rochester 
Ocf 1*' John Varney with Mary ^\'entworth both of Rochester 
Ocf 7"* Daniel Hanson of Buxton (Massachusetts) * with Molly Hanson of 

Oct^ 11"' John Nutter and Hannah Hayes both of Rochester Richmond Hen- 
derson with Mercy Yarney both of Rochester 

Ocf 24"' Jacob"Wallingford with Abigail Clark both of Rochester 
Nov'' 7"^ Stephen Brewster with Sarah Knight both of Rochester 
Nov 20"' David French Jun"" with Abigail Roberts both of Rochester 
Dec' 2'i W"" Ripley with Lydia Garland both of Rochester 

Dec'' S'li Isaac Bickford of Rochester with Comfort Chamberlain of New-Dur- 
ham Gore Ephraim Chamberlain Jun"" with Mary Davis of New-Durham Gore 
Dec"" 26"' Enoch Wentworth with Jane Leighton both of Rochester 
1794 Jan"" 2<i Enoch Wingate with Mary Meserve both of Rochester 
Feb'' 4"' John Wentworth 'S'^ with Mary Roe both of Rochester 
Feb'' 27'*' Jacob M<^Duffee with Abigail Flagg both of Rochester 
May 16^^ Hanson Libbey with Lydia Wallingford both of Rochester 
May 28"' Eben"' Wentworth with Elisabeth Hayes both of Rochester 

* Doubtless Maine, which then belonged to Massachusetts. 


June 19"^ John Caverly with Sarah Varney both of Rochester Elisha Allen 
with Polly Philbrick both of Wakefield 

July 6"* Ephraim Perkins 3'^ with Elisab-z-th Plumrner both of Rochester 

July 8"' Tristram Copp of Tufton-boro' with Priscilla Biekford of Rochester 

Sept'' 14"^ Moses Harford of Dover with Hannah Forst of Rochester 

Ocf 2'i Eben"" Pearl with Sarah Jennes both of Rochester 

Ocf 1G"> Jacob Sanbourn of Middletown with Betty Richards of Rochester 

Nov 9"^ Benj. Evens Jun"" with Betsey Place, both of Rochester. 

Nov 12"> Nath' Whitehouse with Nancy Leighton both of Rochester. 

Nov 13"^ -Jacob Horn with Abigail Twombly both of Rochester. 

Nov 16* John Tebbets with Susanna Pliimmer both of Rochester 

Nov 27"^ Nicholas Varney with -lane Heard both of Rochester 

1795 Jan"" 22^^ Francis Meder with Elisabeth Whitehouse both of Rochester 
Feb"" 8* Dan' Hanes with Mary Hoit 'ooth of Rochester 

Feb"" 12"^ Dan' Kimball with Sarah Jones both of Rochester John Roberts 
with Betsey Torr both of Rochester 

Feb'' 19"^ Timothy Dame with Betsey Lock both of Rochester. 
April 23*1 Enoch Tebbets with Anna Roberts both of Rochester Richard Nut- 
ter S** with Mary Wentworth both of Rochester 

May 4* Dan' Baker of Somersworth with Betsy Clements of Rochester 
July 5* Benj. Furbur with Kezia Ash both of Rochester 
July 16"^ Dan' Hayes S"! with Olive French both of Rochester 
July 30"^ Paul Horn with Elisabeth Stephens both of Rochester 
Sepf 6* Meshech Libbey of Eaton with Lydia Heard of Rochester 
Sepf 10"i Tristram Biekford with Elisabeth Drown both of Rochester 
Sepf 13"^ Jonas Clark March with Sally Wingate both of Rochester 
Sepf 24"i Robert Mathes with Polly Meserve both of Rochester Joshua Wig- 
gin of Rochester with Mary Wentworth of Somersworth 

Ocf 11"^ Joseph Corson with Abra Horn botli of Rochester John French with 
Sarah Treserin both of Rochester 

Nov'' P' I^avid Leighton Jun'' with Anna Watson both of Rochester 
Nov"" 12* Natli' Ham with Abigail Downing both of Rochester 
Nov'' 15* Oliver Peavy with Patience Young both of Rochester 
Dec'' 3P' Moses Horn Jun'' with Alice Furbur both of Rochester 

1796 Feb'' 4* Benj. Jones with Leah Berry both of Rochester 
Feb'' 8"^ Tho^ Hanscom with Hannah Clark both of Rochester 
March 24"^ Stephen French with Polly Piukham both of Rochester 
April 7"' Stephen Nutter with Abigail Wentworth both of Rochester 
April 10"' Isaac Horn of Dover with Mary Adams of Rochester 
May 26"! George Colebath with Mary Knight both of Rochester 

August 18* John Cator, of Barrington with Susanna Llolmes of Rochester 

Sepf 19* William Conner of Dover with Betsy Rollins of Rochester 

Oct'' 2'' Paul Dame with Phebe Mathes both of Rochester 

Ocf 6* Benj. Harford with Dorothy Harford both of Rochester 

Nov 10* Ichabod Hayes Jun'' with Deborah French both of Rochester Enoch 

Wentworth with Anna Young both of Rochester 

Nov'' 13"' Eben'' French with Abigail Walker both of Rochester James Ran 

with Olive Horn both of Rochester 

Nov 14"' Dennis Hoyt with Jane Wentworth both of Rochester 
Nov'' 16* John Runnels with !Mary Horn both of Rochester 
Nov"" 17* Enoch Willand with Easher Cloutman both of Rochester 
Dec'' P' Theodore Hodgdon with Betsey Ham both of Rochester 

1797 Jan'' 1«' Eben'' Tebbets with Peace Hubbard both of Rochester 
Jan'' 3'' Theodore Ham with Dorothy Alien both of Rochester 
Feb"" 26* Dudley Palmer with Abigail Pickering both of Rochester 
April 2'' Paul Libbey with Hannah Tebbets both of Rochester 
April 13* Benj Trickey with Olive Ilussey both of Rochester 



May 11"' James Waldron with Betsey Pickeriiiiij both of Rocliester 
August 3'' James l')()\vns with Betsey Hayes both of Rochester 
August 6"' Paul Horn of Alton with Susannah Nutc; of Rochester 
Sepf 7"" Shadrach Heard with Lydia lloyt. both of Rochester 
Ocf 24"> Elilui Haves of Lebanon with Betsey Hayes of Rochester 
Nov 8'h Ebeu"" Rieker of Shapleigh with JudiUi Witherall of Rochester 
■ Nov'' O*** Nath' Rand with l.etsey Hanson ])oth of Rochester 
Nov"" 14"^ Frederick ('ate with Lydia 8cates both of Rochester. 

1798 Jan'' 4"' Enoch Burham with Sarah Lihbey both of Rocliester 

Jan'' 15'^ John Cloutman of Wakefield with Hannah Folsoni of Rochester 

Jan"" 2^' Benj. Telibels with Betsey Walker both of Rochester 

March 4"' Joseph Hanson with Charity Dame both of Rochester 

March IS"" Moses Youug with Meheiabel Varuey both of Rochester 

March 22<^ Jeremiah Cook with Hannah Wentwcrth l^oth of Rochester 

April 18"' Nathan Hodgdon with Molly Furbur both of Rochester 

April 20"' Joiui Hans n of Dover with Susanna Knight of Rochester 

Ma}' 7"" Jolm Twombly Juu'' with Abigail Meserve both of Rochester 

]Ma3' 24"' Lemuel Meder with Polly Kimball both of Rochester 

June S'^ Andrew Door of Lebanon with Margaret Serjeant of Rochester 

June 10"' Ephraim Hammet with Mary Hayes of Rocliester 

June 21^' Stephen Jennes with Sarah Bussel both of Rochester 

July 1*' Samuel Ham with Betsey Bickford both of Rochester 

Sepf 6'*' Daniel Ham with Susanna Ham both of Rochester Isaac Hanson 

with Mary Jones both of Rochester 
Sepf 21)"' James Tebbets with Molly Nutter both of Rochester 
Sept"^ 25"^ Mark Read of Rochester with Alice Nutter of New-Durham 

Elisha Pike of Rochester with Sarah Hausou of Dover 

Ocf IS't'^Joseph Hodgdon with Pollj' Roberts both of Rochester 

Nov"" 1^' Moses Whitehouse with Mary Page both of Rochester Jonathan 

Henderson with Sally Hodgdon both of Rochester 
Nov'' 25"' John Scates with Mary Worster both of Rochester 
Dec"" 27'^ Wentworth Cook with Mehetabel Roberts both of Rocliester 

1799 Feb'' 21^' Samuel Jones Jun'' with Meiietabel Burnham both of Farm- 

Feb' 28"' Benj. Twombly of Lancaster with Judith Twombly of Rochester 
March 5"* Edmond Crocket with Abigail Davis both of Alton. 
March 10"^ Benj. Adams with Betsey Horn both of Rochester 
April 18"' Tristram Garland of Farmiugton with Elisabeth Roberts of Roct 

May 9"' Richard Horn with Lucy Scates both of Rochester 
May 30"' Tho^ Downs with Rebecca Roberts both of Rochester 
June 6"^ John Palmer with Betsey Ellis both of Rochester 
June 13"^ Joseph Tebbets Jun"" with Sarah Roberts both of Rochester 
June 16"' Josiah Main Jun'' with Betsey Harford both of Rochester 
July '6'^ Thomas Stephens of Lebanon with Alugail Ash of Farmingtou 
July 4"' Moses Canney Esq'' of Madbury with Susanna Perkins of Rochester 
Nov 3'' Dan' Tasker of Alton with Sally Randall of Rochester 
Nov"' 28"' Jeremiah Horn Jun'' of Dover witli Abigail Tebbets of Rochester 
W'" Heard with Mary Garland both of Rochester James Clark of Barring- 
ton with Elisa"' IVFNeal of Rochester 

1800 March G"! Jonathan Jennes of Barringtou with Betsey Randal of Roch- 

April 17"' Paul Downs with Anna Clark both of Rochester 
July 3'^ Samuel Bracket with Susanna Brown both of Rochester 
August 21^' Adam Perkins with Nancy Read both of Rochester 
Sepf P' Silas Goodwin, of Berwick with Anna Clements of Dover 
Sepf 21'' John Brown with Nancy Harford both of Rochester 


Sepf 30'^ David M'^Duifee of Rochester with Abigail Waldron of Dover 
Ocf 19"i John Lock of Farmiu^toii with Mercy i)ame of Rochester 
Ocf 23"i Josepli Lancton with Mere}' Corson both of Rochester 
Nov 2'' Slia(h-ach Firkins with Bridtret Harford both of Dover 
Nov 16"^ David Evans with Betsey Clark both of Rochester 
Dec"" 4"^ Sam' Nelson Nutter with Sally Coldbath both of Farmingtou 
Dec"" 8* Dan' Quiniby of Rochester with Susanna Murray of Farmingtou 
Dec ll"" James Garland with Abi<rail Jeunes both of Rochester 
Dec 25* Stephen Place with Elisabeth Chesley both of Rochester Ezra 
Brock of Barrinston with Sally Evans of Rochester 
Jan"^ 8"^ 1801 Eleazer Pearl of Farmingtou with Sarah Ellis of Rochester 
March 12"» Sam' Chamberlain Jun'' with Abigail Roberts both of Rochester 
March 17"" Reuben Hanniford with Sarah Richards both of Rochester 
April 2'i Hezekiah Hayes of Farmington with Sally Hayes of Rochester 
Samuel C Jones Jun"" with Sally Hodgdon l)oth of Farmington 
April 19"' Joseph Sherbourne with Polly Alley both of Rochester 
April 25"! Silas Dame with I^ucy Ricker both of Rochester 
Mav 2pt Sam' Emerson Furbur with Nancy Leightou both of Farmington. 
May 26"» Stephen Nute with Anna Furbush both of Rochester 
Mav 28"! Miles Chesl-y of New Durham with Polly Furbur of FarmiDgtori. 
May 3P' William Tebbets with Mary Pike both of Rochester 
June 3'i Joseph Copp with Lydia Wentworth Doth of Rochester 
August 2<i Ens" John Trickey with Mary Kimbal both of Rochester 
August I6«'i Paul Ham with "^PoUy Place both of Rochester 
Sepf 3'' Paul Kimball of Rochester with Ljis Knight of Farmingtou 
Sepf 20 '1 Jeremiah Berry of Rye with Dorothy Emerson of Dover; He 
aged 77, She 70, Tobias Twombly Jun'' with Lois Wentworth both of Roch- 
ester Temple Hoyt with Betsey Heard both of Rochester 
Sepf' 22'' Moses Bickford with Lydia Richards both of Dover 
Ocf 15* Livi Jones with Betsey "Plummer both of Rochester Tho^ Chesly 
with Elisabeth Brewster both of Rochester 

Nov'' 12"' James Horn with Polly Chesly both of Rochester 

Nov'' 19"" Joseph Jones Jun"" of Farmington with Lydia M'=Duffee of Roch- 

Dec IS* John Downs of Farmington with Polly Torr of Rochester 
Jan-" 24* 1802 Stephen Tebbets 'of Philipsburgh with Ruth Tebbets of 

Rochester . -„ , , -..r- • ^ -r, -, ^ 

Jan'' 28* Dan' Clark of Exeter with Rachel Wiggm of Rochester 
Feb'' 18* William Pickering with Abigail Calef both of Rochester David 

Wi'^o-in with Rebecca Garland both of Farmington 

March 4* James Mordough of Wakefield with Temperance Wentworth of 

March 11* Israel Whitehouse with Olive Varney both of Rochester 
March 18* Meshach Heard with Patience Odiorne both of Rochester 

Noah Horn with Sarah Wentworth both of Farmington 

April 5* John French with Polly Libbey, both of Farmington Doctor 

Beni Libbev with Sukey Demerit lioth of Farmington 
April 22*1 Shubal Rol)erts with Rose Tuttle both of Rochester. Joseph 

Berrv with Pollv Berjin both of Rochester 

April 25* Joseph Palmer of Rochester with Mary Hanson of Dover 
June 25* Josiah Wentworth Jun-" with Rose Horn both of Rochester 
Julv 11* Joshua Chamberlain of Portland with Hannah Brown of Roch- 


July 25* Elijah Varney Jun-^ with Sarah Tebbets both of Rochester 
August 26* George Wentworth with Lydia Nute both of Milton 
Sepf 23*1 W"^ Drew with Polly Nute both of Dover 
Oof 21"' Daniel Wentworth with Miriam Wakeham both of Milton 


Oct' 28* Jeremiah Jennes of Kochester with Molly Gray of Farmington 
Nov' 13'h Lieut, -lohn ]\I'=I)uftec with Al)igail Torr l)oth of Rochester 
Nov 25"' Beuj. Iloyt with Peggy Downs hoth of llochester 
Nov 27"^ Jou" Clark Esq' of Nothwood with M" Lilias Shauuon of Roch- 
NoV 28"» Silas Varney with Esther Varney hoth of Rochester 
Dec' 5"> Theodore Monson of Milton with Anna Cloutman of Rochester 
Dec' 16. Jacoh Joy of Madhury with Alice Horn of Rochester 
Jan' lO"* 180:5 Jeremy Whitchousc with Abigail York both of Rochester 
Jan' 30"' Josiah Smith of Newmarket with Relief Heard of Rochester 
Feb' 3'^ John Libbey of Wakefield with Sally Langly of Rochester 
Feb' 16'h Jedidiah Ricker with Sally Lord both of Miltou 
March 20"* Ichabod Hayes of Milton with Lydia Weutworth of Rochester 
April 4"' ,Iohu Bickford Juu' of Rochester with Love Brown of Milton. 
April 14"' Roberts Mathes with Sally Jones both of Milton 
May 1^' Enoch Hoit Juu' with Mercy Wentworth both of Rochester 
May 2^ Abraham Heard with Patty M'^Duffec both of Rochester 
June 13"' fleremy Youns: with Hannah or Anne Kimball both of Dover 
July 7"' David Clark with Molly Twombly both of Rochester 
August 2^ James Goodrige of Berwick with Sall3' Twombly of Milton 
August 14"' John Ham 3'^ of Dover with Mercy Wentworth of Somers- 

Sept' 1^' Joseph Chesley 3*^ of Durham with Betsey Ham of Rochester 
Oct' 23*1 Thomas Downs Jun' with Abigiiil Hayeis both of Rochester 
Oct' 27* AV'" Warren of Farmington with Susanna Roberts of Rochester 
Nov' IS* Joseph Corson with Lydia Ricker both of Miltou James Calef 
with Lois Pickering both of Rochester 

Nov' 17"' BAJ. Chesle}'^ Jun' with Sally Horn both of Farmington thanks- 
giving day 
Dec' 8* Thomas Berry of Barringtou with Molly Hodgdon of Rochester 
Dec' 15* James Pickering Jun' of Rochester with Mary Burnham of 

Jan' 10"' 1804 James Sayward of Shapleigh with Lydia Witherell of Roch- 
Jan' 23'! Amaziah Lord of Berwick with Betsey Horn of Somersworth 
Feb' 13"' Andrew Peirce with Hannah G. Nasou both of Rochester 
Feb' 16"' Dan' Wingate with Dorothy Walker both of Farmington. Jon* 
Downing with Hannah Richards both of Rochester. 
Feb' 23<^ Isaac Roberts with All ice Pinkham both of Farmingtou 
March 7* Joshua Rogers with Betsey Hanson both of Rochester 
^larch 15* John Pickering with Lydia Roach both of Newington 
March 29* Isaac Jennes with Mercy Wentworth both of Rochester 
April 16* John Haven with Nancy Dennett both of Rochester. 
April 26* Ephraim Garland with Abigail Henderson both of Rochester 
April 29* Beuj. Read of Farmington with Abigail Holmes of Rochester 
May 30"' Stephen Rollins with Polly Ricker both of Rochester 
June 3<* Cap' Seth Spring of Biddeford With the Widow Anna Dearborn 
of Rochester 
June 28* Moses Twombly of Farmington with Sally Door of Rochester 
Jul}' 1^' Ezekiel Hayes of Farmington with Polly Clark of Alton 
July 2'^ James Roberts with Mere}' Wentworth Both of Milton Solomon 
Place with Bildary or Belvedira Clapham both of Dover 
Sept' 30* George Heard with Sally Tebbets both of Rochester 
Oct' 21^' Josiah Tucker with ]5etsey Henderson both of Rochester 
Dec' 16* Vincent Torr of Dover with Sally Torr of Rochester 
1805. Jan' 24* Joseph Drew of Alton with Leah Jones of Farmington 
Jan' 31*' Nath' Jenkins of Milton with Sally llammctt of Rochester 


Feb"" 11"^ James Cook with Easter RoUias both of Rochester 
April 3<i Charles Pray of Lebanon with Hannah Hayes of Farmingtou 
July 9'!^ Jonathan G. Footman with Sally Hodgdon both of Dover. 
August 29"! Hntevil Knight with Mary M<=Dufree both of Rochester 
Sepf 4"' Aaron Downs Jun'' of Rochester with Rebecca Lord of Milton 
Oct"" 20"! Reuben Heard Jun'' with Molly Varney both of Rochester 
Ocf 3P' Jon'' How with Mehetabei Tworably both of Milton 
Nov'' S** Richard Cross with the Widow Abigail Brewster both of Roch- 
Nov'' 17"" I3enj. Corson with Patly Ross, both of Rochester 
Nov 29"' Richard Nutter Ju""" of Rochester with Temperance Rand of 
Dec 8"' Samuel Wigsin with Susanna Fisher, both of Dover 
Dec'' 25"' Stephen Jenkins Jun"' of jMilton with Ruth Howard of Dover 
1806 Jan'' 16* Levi Robinson with Martha Hanson both of Rochester 
Jan'' 3U"' Richard Chesley with Nancy Twombly both of Dover 
Feb"^ 19* Beniah Colby with Rebecca Wentworth both of Milton 
Feb"* 27"' Joel Bickford with Lydia Varney both of Rochester. 
March 2'^ Jon'' Morrison with Elisabeth Shannon both of Rochester 
.July 3'' Samuel Watson of Dover with Lydia Brown of Somersworth 
July 6"' Joshua Trickey with Rebecca Tebbets both of Rochester 
Sepf 14* Joseph Perkins with Elisabeth Gage, both of Dover 
Sepf 25* Dan' Hayes with Abigail Chesley, both of Rochester 
Sepf 29* William Cushing with Nancy Hayes both of Dover 
Sepf 30* Samuel Muir of Maryland with Sophia Dame of Rochester 
Ocf 5"' William Jenness S'' with Hannah Scev}'' both of Rochester 
Nov 10* Jou=' Dame Roberts with Lydia Jones, both of Farmingtou 
Nov'' 16* Lemuel Durnell of Peacliam (Vermont) with Patience Hanson 
of Rochester 
Nov' 23*^ John Meserve with Sally Hayes both of Milton 
NoV^ 27* Samson Babb of Barrington with Abigail Hammett of Rochester 
James Harford with Lucy D. Harford both of Milton 

Dec'' 18* Moses Hammett Juu"" with Rose Tebbetts both of Rochester 
Dec"" 25"' Thomas AVentworth with Lydia Odiorne both of Rochester 
Jan"' 8* 1807 Henry Tebbets with Betsey Hoit both of Rochester 
Feb"^ 5* John D. Hoit with Molly Tebbets, both of Rochester 
Feb'' 22<i Stephen Ilanderson, with Sarah Roberts both of Rochester. 
March 8* Ichabod Corson with Joanna Twombly both of Rochester 
April 2*^ James Randall with Sarah Door both of Rocliester. 
April 16* Benj. Berry Juu' of Barrington with Sallj' Hayes of Farm- 
ington Charles Colbath with Charlotte Nutter both of Farmingtou 
May 10* Nath' Ham Jun'' of Dover with Hannah Allen of Rochester 
May 21'*' Thomas Wentworth with Olive Wentworth both of Milton 
Au^ust 30* Ezekiel Wentworth with Rebecca Wentworth both of Somers- 

Nov 26* John Murrey Jun'' with Abigail Furbur both of Farmingtou 
Eph'" ILim Jun'' with the widow Lydia Whitehouse both of Rochester 

Jan'' 7* 1808 Joseph Hayes Jun'' of Barrington with Lois Demerit of 

Feb"^ 25* Stephen Wingate of Farmingtou with Susanna Calef of Roch- 

March 28* Ephaim Kimball with Rachel Akerman both of Farmiugton 
Simon Peavey with Mary Varney both of Rochester 

May 5* John Jenness Jun"" of Barrington with Sarah Robinson of Roch- 
June 12* John K. Walker of Farmingtou with Abra Nute of Milton 
June 30* Thomas Bryant with Sally Dame both of Rochester 



Sepf 4"' John Kicker of Dover with Susanna Tebl)ets of Rocliester Nich- 
olas Xute of Wolfboro' with Betsey Hayes of Rochester 

Sepf 25"> Thomas Davis Ju'' of Nevvfleld with Anna Davis of Farmington 
Ocf 20"' Tiiomas (iage of Dover with Patty Horn of Somersworth 
Ocf 24"' Stephen flackson with IBetsuy Knight both of Rochester 
Oct'" 25"' Lieut Sam' Jones of Herwiek witli Deborah Halch of Milton 
Nov 16* James Cook of Roclu^ster witii Mercv Weutwortu of Milton 
Nov 17"' Enoch York with Sally Hayes both of :Mid(lIeton 
Nov"" 20"' Joseph liicliar(.lst)n willi Hannah Rogers both of Rochester 
Nov oO"> Thomas Richardson with Nancy Odiorue both of Rochester 
Dec"" 4"' Joseph Meder of Rochester with Betsey Leighton of Farmington. 
Jan-- 19"' 1809 Thomas Roberts of Rochester 'with" Mehetibel Jones of 
Feb'' 16"' Theodore Furbur with Abigail Walker both of Farmington 
Feb"" 27"' Philip Hubbard of Shapleigh with Mary Harlbrd of Rochester 
iMarch le"' W'" Hayes of Farmington with Mar}?^ Svvain of Barrington 
April 20"' John Jeunes with Abisail Page l)oth of Rochester 
May P' Benj. Page with the Widow Alice Joy both of Rochester 
June 23"! Eph'" Corliss Esq"" of Haverhill Massachusetts with the Widow Lucy 
How of Rochester, New Hampshire 
July 2'' Joel Vaniey with Mehitable Waldron both of Rochester 
July 27"' Simon Gray of Barrington with Martha H. Page of Rochester 
August 7''' Timothy Eastman with Comfort Whitehouse both of Rochester 
Sepf U'h Dan' Palmer with Abigail Ellis both of Milton 
Ocf 5"' Aaron -lenness Jun"" with Sarah Jenness both of Rochester 
Ocf 12"' Benj. Downing with Hannah Ricker both of Farmington 
Nov'' 16"^ Soloi#bn Lord of Lebanon with Alice Trickey of Rochester 
Nov"^ 23'! Samuel Hayes with Leah Horn both of Farmington 
Jonathan Ran let with Polly Langley both of Farmington 
Dec"' 7"' Henry Heard with Sally Richardson both of Rochester 
Dec 14"' Joseph Jones Jun"" with Elisabeth Roberts both of Farmington 
Dec"" 24"' Sam' Twombly Jun"" with Sophia Fish, both of Milton 
Dec 28"' Sam' H. Sunnier with Wealthy Tebbets both of Rocliester 
Jan"" 11"' 1810 Joseph Hanson, Jun'' with Lydia Haven both of Rochester 
Jan'' 15"' Theodore Gilraan of Wakefield with Mehitabel Richards of Roch- 

Feb'' 8"' John Henderson with Nancy Nutter both of Rochester 
Feb"" 18"' Eben'' Garland of Bartlett with Lydia Hayes of Rochester 
March 11* Charles Ricker with Mary Lord, both of Milton 
March 29* John Odiorne with Lydia Wentworth both of Rochester 
April 8* John Smith of Milton with Hannah Perkins of Rochester 
April 15"' Elijah H. Varney with Jane Heard both of Rochester 
May 14* Nicholas Ricker with Tryphena Burnham both of Farmington 
May 3P' Jeremiah Nute of Milton with Martha Reynolds of Dover Win- 
throp Adams with Dolly Dame both of Rochester 

June 14* William Knight with Temperance Nutter both of Farmington 
Daniel Furbur of Wolfboro' with Sally Chesley of Farmington 

July 11* Richard Garland of Farmington with Mary Heard of Rochester 

Nov 4* Dudley Varney with Hannah Hu.ssey both of Rochester 

Nov'' 18"' -John Nutter Jun'' with Sally Heard both of Rochester 

Nov'' 22<i P^zekiel Tebbets with Mary Tebbets both of Rochester 

Dec'' 2<i Ezekiel Hayes of Rochester with Hope Harford of Dover 

Dec'' 13* Charles Hoit with Nancy CJarland both of Rochester 

Dec"" 27* Richard Davis with Mary Wingate both of Farmington 

Dec'' 30* Jacob Whitehouse with Prudence Smith both of Rochester 

1811 Jan'' 'i<^ Sam' Foss 3'' of Barrington with Betsey Hayes of Farmington 

Jan'' 15"' Nath' Robertson of New Hampton with Lydia Pluraer of Rochester 



Jan'' 31"' Jacob Harford With Sarah Pearl both of Eochester 
Feb"" 21*' Stephen Meservey with Susanna Henderson both of Rochester 
March 3'' Benj. Chesley Jun"' of Durham with Abigail Page of Rochester l 

March 6"^ Eliphalet Willey of Brookfield with Sally Henderson of Rochester 
March 14"' Paul Ricker of Somersworth with Elisabeth Hayes of Rochester 
Daniel Watson with Comfort Trickey both of Rochester 

April 7"' David Hayes with Elisabeth Furbur both of Farmington Domin- 
icus Varney with Polly Jones both of Dover 

June 9"' John Coleman of New Durham with Peggy Home of Farmington 
June 13"' James Hanson with Hannah Place both of Rochester 
June 20"' Benj. Goodwin with Hannah Richardson both of Rochester 
August 18"' Doctor Hiram Cannon to Mary Horn both of Rochester 
August 29"' Miles Hayes with Betsey Swain Both of Barrington 
Sepf 19"' Jonathan Ham with Polly Witham both of Rochester 
Sept"" 26'h James Wilson with Xancy Odiorne both of Rochester 
Oct'' 1>*' Daniel Horn with Mary Dearborn both of Wakefield 
Ocf 13"' Uriel "Woodman with Hannah Watson both of Farmington 
Ocf 14"! AVinthrop Colbath with Abigail Whiteham both of Farmington 
Nov"" 10"! Daniel Hayes Jun"' with Betsey Ranlet both of Farmington 
Nov"" 25"' Xathan Lord of Lebanon with Sarah Wingate of Rochester 
Dec"^ gth Jabez Dame Jun'' with Betsey Cushing, both of Rochester 
1812 Jan'' 5"' Anthony Pickering with Mary D. Knowles, both of Rochester 
Feb"' 6"' Hezekiah Clark of Barrington witli Hannah Ham of Rochester 
Feb'' 11"' Thomas Ricker with Lydia Thompson both of Farmington 
Feb"" 20"' William Heard with Tammey Baker both of Rochester 
March 12"' Jonathan Tebbets Jun'' with Phebe ' lace, both of Rochester 
March 16"' George Brewster of Wolfborough with the Widow Betsey Rob- 
erts of Rochester 

March 19"' Joshua Trickey with Sarah Chamberlain both of Rochester 
March 26"' James Robinson of Rochester with Mary Babb of Barrington 
June 7"' Samuel Emerson of Conway with Hannah Horn of Farmington 
June 21^' Amos Burrows of Lebanon with Abigail Heard of Rochester Charles 
Rogers of Alton with Mary Heard of Rochester 

July 2'^ Xath' Runnels of Xew Durham with Nancy Folsom of Rochester 
July 16* John Brewster Jun'' with Elisabeth Dame both of Rochester 
August 27"' Joseph Pearl of Farmington with Betsey Hayes of Milton 
Sepf 27"' Timothy Young of Dover with Sabina Corson of Rochester 
Nov 12"' Daniel Canney of Farmington with Sarah Nelson of Portsmouth 
N'ov'' 19"' James Keay with Nancy Gates both of Somersworth 
Nov'' 22<i Norton Scales & Hannah Cook both of Rochester 
Dec"" 3'i Samuel Rand with Sarah Foss both of Rochester 
Jan'' 3^^ 1813 Jonathan Pinkham with Alice Runnals both of New-Durham 
Feb'' 7"' Jacob Carr with Rebecca AVallingford both of Milton 
Febr. 19"' Benj. Read with Widow Mercy Smith both of Farmington 
Feb"^ 28"' Hunkin Colbath with Polly Nutter both of Farmington 
]\[arch 18"' Levi Hayes with Rhoda Varney both of Farmington 
March 2P' Daniel Dame Jun'' With Relief llodgdon both of Rochester 
April 8'^' Joseph Cross with Betsey Garland both of Rochester 
May 13"" Isaac Bickford Jun"" with Polly Whitehouse both of Rochester Ivory 
Ham with Sally Pickering both of Rochester 

August 24"' Benajah Ricker with Betsey Bickford both of Rochester 
Ocf 27"' William W. Odlin with the Widow Sarah Hanniford both of Roch- 

Nov'' 7"* Joshua Downs of Berwick with Comfort Whitehouse of Somersworth 
Nov 11* Charles Dennet with Nabby Ham both of Rochester 
Nov W* William Remick with Polly Heard both of Rochester 
Nov 2P* Benj. Jewett of Durham with Susan Jameson of Rochester Joshua 
Pierce of Lebanon with Sally Ricker of Rochester 


Nov"" 25"' Ilopley Variiey with T.ydia Varney both of Milton 
Dec"" 23<* ThoiiKis Young of Wakefield with Mary Nute of Milton 
Feb"- 22'! 1814 John Drew with Martha Wentworth both of Dover 
May 12"' Thomas Ham Jun'' of Madbury with Betsey Coffin of Dover 
June 19"' Maj'' Jon" Copp of Wolfboro' with Mary Clark of Tuftonboro' John 
D Wal(h-on with P^lisabeth U Gray both of Barrington 

July 31*' Francis Peabody with Abigail llaynal both of Rochester 
August 3<' Elihu. G. Norton with Elisabeth Leathers both of Portsmouth 
August 14"' Simon Ross with Phebe Nutter both of Rochester 
August 2^' Joseph Wilson of Sweden,* Massachusetts, with Lydia Clark of 

Sepf 12"' Aaron Clark Jun'' of Barrington with Mercy Ham of Rochester 
Sepf 15"' Iliram Grant of Berwick with Mary Horn of Somersworth. 
Oct'' 11"' Jonas C. ^Slarch Escf with Lydia Wingate both of Rochester. 
Ocf IS"! Nath' Green Pike with I.etsey Wallingford both of Somersworth 
Ocf 20"' Jacob Ellis Jun'' with Polly Cook both of Rocliester 
Oct'' 30"' Elihu Hayes of Farmingtoi: with Martha Wentworth of Milton 
Nov 17"' Aaron Hanson with Sarah Ricker both of Somersworth 
Dec"" 12'h Thomas Hussey with Susan Hale both of Barrington Ezra Hayes 
■with Rachel Corson both of Rochester 

Jan"" 12"' 1815 Cap' Ephraim Perkins with M''^ Kezia French both of Farm- 

Jan' 26"' John M'=Duffee 3'^ with Sally Hayes both Rochester 
Feb'' 9"' Trustram Heard Jun"" with Lydia Richardson both of Rochester 
Charles Smith with Nancy Richardson both of Rochester 

May 29"' Jacob Nute of Milton with Hannah Young of Madbury 
June 8"' Thomas M''Duffee with Hannah Pierce both of Rochester 
June 25"' Isaac Heard with Mary Ilussey both of Rochester 
July 5"' Jonathan Home with Betsey Main both of Rochester 
July 20"' Daniel R Carter of Dover with Aby Ricker of Somersworth 
August 3P' John Roberts Jun' with Lois Dame both of Rochester 
Sepf 12"' Oliver Brook of Portsmouth with Susan Horn of Dover 
Oct' 2*^ Jonathan H. Henderson with Abigail Nutter both of Rochester 
Nov 2"^ Benj. Heard of Rochester with Sarah Yarney of Lebanon 
Nov 12"' Samuel Wallingford with Sally Worster bolth of Milton 
Nov'' 23'i Benjamin Babb-Lock of Barrington with Betsey Heard of Rochester 
Dec"" 7"' John Foss of Milton with Lydia Wingate of Farmington 
Dec' 28"' .Tames M^^Duffee Jun' with Betsey Huntress both of Rochester 
Jan'' 15"' 1816 James A. Corson with Rebecca Hayes both of Rochester 
Jan 25"* Ephraim Garland of Lebanon with Patty Varney of Milton 
Feb' B"! Edward Rollins Jun'' with Betsey Ricker both of Rochester 
Feb' 22<i Enoch Burnham -Tun' with Mercy Hayes both of Farmington John 
Pendexter with Susan Davis both of Farmington 

March 13"' Ezra Durgin of Durham with Temperance Nutter of Rochester 
March 2P' Samuel Tuttle with Mary Wateriiouse both of Barrington 
March 28"' William Wenthworth with Iluldah Hussey both of Farmington 
I\Iay 29"' Aaron Downs with Patty Nutter both of Milton 
June 3*^ Simon Batchlder with Elizebeth B. Pease both of Barrington 
June 14"' Samuel Pinkham with Lydia Raynell both of Rochester 
June 24"' Artemas Rogers with Abigail Snell both of Dover Ezekiel Went- 
worth with Sally AValdron both of Dover 

July P' Simon Otis of Rochester with Joanna Wallingford of Alton 
Sepf P' "William Marden with Mary Fowler both of Barrington 
Sepf 19"' i^zekiel Nute with Dorcas Worster both of Milton 
Ocf 17"' John Kenney, of Lebanon with Mary Door of Milton Charles Cor- 
son of Lebanon with Elisabeth Roberts of Milton Isaac Twombly with Sarah 
Foye both of Barrington 

Doubtless, Maine. 


Xov"" 28"^ Jesse Bickford with Eunice Tucker both of Eochester 
1817 Feb"" U"' Richard S. Frothingham, of Portsmouth, with Eliza F. Pilsbury, 
of Farmington 

Feb"^ 27"^ John Heard, Jun' with Elisabeth Knowles both of Rochester 
March 4''^ John Lord with Susanna Palmer both of Milton 
March 13"* Edmond Furbur with Deborah Walker both of Farmington 
March 20"' John Hayes with Hannah I). Clark both of Barrington 
April 2'^ Joshua Pray with Keziah Wentworth both of jSlilton 
April 20"* Israel Hanson Jun' of Dover with Eunice Twombly of Milton 
May 4"* David Wingate Jun"" with Lucy Tebbets both of Rochester 
May 15"* 8aniuel Roberts with Mary Hayes both of Rochester 
June 26"* Samuel M'^Duffee with lluldah Tebbets both of Rochester 
August 17"* Dan' Carter of Boston, Massachusetts, with Betsey B. Blake of 
Rochester, New Hampshire. 

August 25"* Benjamin Waterhouse of Barrington with Sarah Webster of Ports- 
mouth . 

Sepf 28"* Israel Nute with Hannah Fish, both of Milton 
Ocf I''' Robert Hussey with Hannah Roberts both of Somersworth 
Ocf 11"* Jacob Trickey with Polly Spencer both of Rochester 
Ocf 26"* Docf Hezekiah J. Crockitt of Middleton with Abigail Main of Roch- 

Nov'' 27"* William Allen of Rochester v,'ith Sarah Nute of Milton 
Dec' 18"* Ichabod Wentworth with Peace Yarney both of Milton 
Dec 5"* Ephraim Wentworth with Mary Walker both of Farmington 
Dec*" 25*1* Valentine Cook with Huldah Bickford both of Rochester 
Jan"" 7"* 1818. Isaac Richards with Polly Richards both of Rochester 
Jan*" 28"* Edward Leavit, resident at Tuftonborough with Abigail Peavey of 

Feb'' P' Tristram Hurd with Sarah Hurd both of Rochester 
March 11"* John Peavey Jun*" with Mary Caverly both of Barrington 
March 18"* Joseph Hassej' with Mary "Winkley both of Barrington 
March 29"* Timothy Gowell with Sarah F. Haven both of Rochester 
Ocf 29"* Nath' H. Hurd with Lydia Cross both of Rochester 
June 17"* 1819 John Hayes of Rochester with Elisabeth Plumer of Farmington 
July 25"* Nahum Corson with Betsey Twombly both of Rochester 
August 31**' Richard M<=Duffee with the Widow Hannah Richardson both of 

Oct"- 8"* Dan' C^ok with Jenny Place both of Rochester 
Ocf 10"* Dan' Townson Jun"" of Saco with Harriet Shannon of Rochester 
Dec"- 3*' John Hurd of Tuftonborough with Susanna Heard of Rochester 
Dec*- 2G"* Isaiah Ilodgdon of Wakefield with Susanna Knight of Rochester 

1820 Jan"- 23<^ John B. Buzel with Susanna Odiorne both of Rochester 
Jan*- 27"* Benj. Scates rlun"' with Lovey Lyman both of Milton 

Jan"- 30"* Benj. Plumer with Sarah Roberts both of Rochester 
March 23<i Tho« W. Tebbets with Meribah Harford both of Rochester 
April 2o<* James Kent of Shapleigh With Jane Tanner of Rochester 
May 7"* Jonathan H. Torr with Sally M'^Duffee S^ both of Rochester 
July 13"* John Chapman with Louisa Ann liarker both of Rochester 
July 23'! Dan' Nute of Milton with Mary Main of Rochester 
Ocf 22<^ Ephraim (rreward with Maria Corson both of Rochester 
Ocf 26"* Isaac Hoyt with Lydia Willand both of Rochester 

1821 March 22" Jerry Tebbets with Mary Randal both of Rochester 
Sepf 20"* Ephraim Plumer with Sarah Downs both of Rochester 

Sepf 23" Dodavah Palmer of Newington with Xancy H. Hayes of Rochester 
Nov'' 8"* Meshach Wingate with Mary Richardson both of Rochester 
Dec 16"* Ira Tebbets with Sally Blake both of Rochester 
Feb'' 3" 1822 Joseph Warren with Olive B. Heard both of Rochester 


Feb'" 17"' .John Stanton of Rrookfield with Anna Rollins of Rochester 
Feb' 21»' Seth M'^Duifee with Lucy J. Roberts both of Rochester 
March 124'^ William Xutter with Elisabeth Lock both of Farmiugton 
April 11"' Michael Mahoney with Dolly Smith t)oth of Rochester 
.June 27"" James Richardson with Peggy Downs both of Rochester 
Nov 28"> Frederick Heard with Nancy Mayes both of Rochester 

• Dec'' 19"" Henj. Clark with Abigail Richardson both of Rochester 
1823 Jan"- 2G"" Joseph S Ellis with Mary Remick both of Rochester 
March 16"" Benj. Jelerson with Lydia Heard both of Rochester 
June 1^' Job X Tuttle of Providence R. I. with Ester Blake of This Town 
July 20"" Solomon Adaras of Middleton, Massachusetts with Ruth Haven of 

Rochester. Xew Haniptshire 

[August 28th. Timothj' Ricker with Dorothy Richardson by Mr Haven 
September 3d. Eleazer Ham of Rochester with Betsj' Robinson of Barrington 

by T. C. Upham.] * 
Nov"^ 20'h Ephraim Corson of Lebanon with Mary Johnson of Rochester 
XoV 25"" Josiah York .Jun'' of iNLiddleton with Sabra Hayes of Rochester 
Feb"' 3"^ 1824 Timothy Brewster of Barruigton with Hannah Stevens of Alton 
March ]*' Daniel Rogers with Anna W Roberts both of Rochester 
May 13"" Tho^ Randal with Lucinda Perkins both of Rochester 

The lines in brackets are in Mr. Upham's liand. 

p. 71. 

Hon. Isaac W. Hammond reports the following names credited 
to Rochester in Massachusetts records : — 

Colonel Scammon's Regiment. Captain Hubbard's Company. 

James Wentworth. Enlisted May 5, 1775. Discharged July 18, 1775. 
DoDiFER Garland. Enlisted May 15, 1775. 
Jonathan Garland. Enlisted May 15, 1775. 

Col. Paul D. Sargent's Regiment. Capt. John Willey's Company. 
Abner Coffin. October, 1775. 

Col. James Foye's Regiment. Capt. W. H. Ballard's Company. 
Ebenezer Cornell. October 6, 1775. 


The following sketch being received too late for Chapter XIV, 
is inserted here. 



One afternoon in IsTovember, 1852, when I was foreman in the 
Manchester " American " office, then owned bj Abbott, Jenks &•• 
Co., a small freckled-faced boy walked into the counting-room 
and said to Mr. Jenks that he had come from Rochester to take 
the place his sister had engaged for him to learn the printing 
business. Mr. Jenks put his hand on his head, and with one of 
the prettiest of his pretty smiles replied, " I am afraid that you 
are yet too small, my little man, to do much in a printing-office." 
That night when the "little man" w^ent to his dreams, he had 
the satisfaction of knowing that he was big enough to have 
earned twenty-five cents at over-work as roller-boy the first 
evening. This incident illustrates the make-up of the subject of 
this sketch. When any work was in hand he could be relied 
on to help "pull through," whether it was for an hour or for 
all night. He had come to " learn," and invariably shared the 
early and late office hours of those days with his more experienced 
associates. By quickly mastering all office details he pushed 
rapidly to the front, making himself indispensable, and Mr. Jenks 
soon learned that in this case at least size was no test of capa- 
bility. In less than three years, September 10, 1855, he became 
a partner in the business, Henry A. Gage retiring. ]^ot long 
afterwards Mr. Jenks also retired, and the firm became Abbott 
& Warren. In the early part of 1857 the establishment was sold 
to Simeon D. Farnsw^orth. 

Soon after retiring from the " American," Mr. Warren left 
Manchester for Sioux City, Iowa, then in its infimcy. Its people, 
largely from ITew Hampshire, had oftered a liberal bonus to 
whoever would start a newspaper there, and Mr. Warren went 
thither to secure it. He was joined at Dubuque by his former 
partner, General Abbott, and with several others journeyed in 
the month of April across the State of low^a in a " farmers' 
wagon " which had been driven from Indiana by one Phil. Clark, 
an intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln in his early life. This 


trip occupied ten daj's, and Mr. Warren found himself too late 
to secure the prize he had traveled so far to obtain. A printer 
from the office of the Cincinnati " Gazette " had preceded him 
by several weeks, and was nearly ready to add to journalism the 
'"Sioux City Eagle." After getting the business well started, he 
arranged with Mr. "Warren to run the establishment a few weeks, 
that he might return and settle up his affairs in Cincinnati. The 
paper prospered so well in his hands that the owner prolonged 
his absence till the spring of 1858. Upon his return, Mr. War- 
ren's friends proposed to buy the " Eagle '"' establishment and 
make him a present of it. But the owner refused to sell, and 
Mr. Warren returned to Manchester. 

Xot long after, he received a flattering letter from the mayor 
of Sioux City proposing that if he would join a party about to 
establish the town of Yankton in Dakota, and start a paper there, 
they would bear all expenses, and closing with the urgent words, 
" Come ! Come ! Come ! " But the boy (for he was yet a minor) 
had already fully satisfied his ambition in the direction of pioneer 
life, and declined the ofier. 

In October, 1858, he went to Andover, Mass., where for nearly 
eight years he was connected with the widely-known Andover 
house, one of the oldest book-printing establishments in the 
country. For six years he managed the printing department and 
edited the " Andover Advertiser." His health failing, in the 
spring of 1866 he removed to Burlington, Iowa. The climate 
proving salutar}', he entered upon mercantile life in company 
w^ith Parsons and Berry, wholesale dealers in stoves and tinners' 
stock. Coming East twice a year to purchase goods he became 
favorably known among tin-plate importers, and in 1873 was 
induced to become the agent of Richards & Co. of Boston, and 
represented them in the larger western cities for several years. 

Among the tin-plate importers and metal dealers of the country 
only two command the highest rating on the agency books : — 
Phelps, Dodge & Co. of Xew York, the largest house in the 
world in this line of trade, and Fuller, Dana & Fitz of Boston. 
After declining an unsolicited offer from the former, on account 
of the field of labor contemplated, Mr. Warren accepted a posi- 
tion with the latter house August, 1876, and continues to represent 
them in the West, with headquarters at Chicago. In 1882 he 


visited Europe in the interest of his house, and again in 1885. 
He commands the largest business ever done in the West by a 
Boston metal house. Like many other sons of Rochester, in 
various fields of labor, he is doing credit to himself and his 
native town. 

Charles Green Warren is the son of Joseph and Olive Bick- 
ford (Murd) Warren of Rochester, where he was born September 
24, 1837. June 11, 1860, he married Harriet Elizabeth, daughter 
of Francis and Eliza Marden of Manchester. Their children 
are Charles Lincoln, Harriet Alice, Abbie Gertrude, and Clara 




Abbotsford 328 

Abbott & Warreu 622 

Abbott & Webber 511 

Abbott, Jenks & Co 622 

Absurdity of secession 20-4 

Academy 170 to 175, 325, 333 

Academy funds 170, 171, 177 

Academy graduates 176 

Academy lot 171 

Academy opened 171 

Academy proprietors 171 

Academy sold. 175, 176 

Academy street 177 

Academy subscription 170, 171 

Accidents 88, 313, 445, 513, 560 

Accidents from intemperance... .305, 307 

Adams fund 378 

Adams monument 378 

Adams party 362 

Adams printing press 378 

Adams's arithmetic 162 

Additions to library 183 

Address before Social Libi-ary 124 

Address by Baron Stowe 171 

Admission to academy 172 

Advent chapel 289 

Advent Christian church 290 

Adventists 288 

Advent ministers 289 

Aged people 584 

Agitation 393 

Agricultural association 556, 557 

Agricultural college 460 

Agricultural society 333 

Agriculture 463 

Aid for families 198, 200, 206 

Alarm bell 540 

Alarms 57,58 

Alaska boots 511 

Almshouse 535 

" America " 201 

American band 234, 236, 555 

American Board 250 

American Cincinnatus 181 

American Meaders 507 

American jNIedical Association 443 

American Preceptor 164 

American Workmen 559 

Amherst College 250 

Amount of railroad business 494 

Amours 117 

Amusing courtship 117 

Analytical Reader 162 

Ancient and Honoi'able Artillery Co.. 446 

Ancient brickyard 560 

Ancient Congregationalism 80 

Ancient fireplaces 138, 139 

Ancient house 466 

Ancient Order of Foresters 559 

Ancient Order of Hibernians 559 

Ancient silk dress 579 

Anderson & Cochrane 501 

Andersonville prison 435 

Andover Advertiser 623 

Andover Theological Seminary ..243, 248 

250, 251, 439. 
Anecdotes.... 97, 109, 110, 111, 117, 132 

154, 246, 261, 297, 298, 299, 303, 321 

322. 323, 325. 327, 348, 399, 479, 480 

546, 549, 554, 560, 567, 568. 
Annexation of Texas.. 149, 384, 385, 388 

410, 521, 522. 

Anniversary sermon 255 

Annual conference 268, 271 

Annual meetings 530 

Answer to call 90, 98, 99 

Anti-man-hunting League 383 

Anti-Monopolist 190, 191, 192 

Anti-slavery 267 

Anti-slavery riot 383 

Anti-slavery sentiment 384 

Anti-slavery Society 330, 409, 410 

Anti-slavery votes 544 

Appleton tt Co 459 

Apprentices 348 

Appropriation for war 197 

Appropriations for schools 163 

Aqueduct and Water Co 541 

Area 9 



Armory square hospital 404 

Array chaplain 209 

Army rolls 56. 59, 60 

Arlington Heights 434 

Arrest of forger 481 

Arrests 102 

Artesian well 541 

Articles of faith 80, 81 

Artillery company 519, 551 

Artillery drill 552 

Artillery salute 554 

Assassination of Lincoln 206 

Assault on Fort Sumter 194 

Assembly, Provincial 118, 120 

Assessments for library 182 

Assessors 531 

Association test 61 

Asylum for insane 345, 448, 543 

Atchafalaya river 227 

Atherton " Gag '' 384 

Atrocities of Indians 22 

Attacks upon Church 107 

Attempt at burglary 481 

Auction of poor 535 

Auction of tax collecting 536 

Auction of town farm 536 

Austria burned 373 

Authority of proprietors 77 

Authority of the people 517 

Autobiography 159 

Ayer, F. & Co o511 

Babyland 427 

Back-bone 342 

Badge of tithing-man 142 

" Bad Land '• 40, 48 

Ball-playing forbidden 537 

Baltimore conference 265 

Baltimore riot 194 

Bands 234, 555 

Bangor Theological Seminary.. .251, 252 

Bank building 190 

Bank burglary 481 

Bank commissioner 456, 479 

Bank deposits 483, 484 

Bank directors 478, 479, 482 

Bank integrity. 482 

Bank presidents 479 

Bank re-organized 479 

Banks 362, 369, 420, 478, 484 

Bank trustees 483 

Baptisms.. 82, 92, 243, 281, 586, 595, 597 

Baptist chapel 281 

Baptist Church organized 282 

Baptist conference 278 

Baptist meetiug-house 282, 385 

Baptist quarterly meeting 280, 281 

Baptists 108 

Baptist vestry 285 

Baptized children 82, 92 

Bargain with the Uevil 303 

Barker & Chapman 477 

Barker, David, Jr 494 

Barker's factory 466 

Barker's grist-mill 24 

Barker store 494 

Barker Tavern... .263, 295, 349, 466, 486 


Barrington road 163 

Barter 136, 137 

Bas.s-viol 142 

Bates College 449, 460, 461 

Battery captured 58 

Battle of Bennington 67 

Battle of Bunker Hill 119 

Battle of Lexington 116, 529 

Battles 435 

Bavaria 225 

Bay State Co 474 

Bean, Canney & Co 467 

Bean porridge 139 

Bears 127 

Bear-traps 127 

Beginning of Methodism 258 

Beginning of war 193, 194 

Beginnings 541 

Beginnings of temperance reform. . . .300 

Belief in witches 110, 111 

Belknap county. . .170, 304, 382, 407. 413 


Bell 141, 242 

Benevolence Ill, 112, 116 

Berry & Place 433 

Berry's Brook 10 

Berwick Academy 429 

Bewitched family Ill 

Bible distribution 245 

Bible study ...114 

Biblical institute 267 

Bicycle factory 472 

Biddeford Journal 433 

Bier 143 

Big Black River .435 

Birth of first child 44 

Black Sea 324 

Blacksmithing 471, 578 

Blacksmith's shop 465, 466, 497, 499 

Blanket manufacture 477, 478 

Blind Will 16 

Blind Will's Neck 16 

Block houses 20, 48 

Bloodhounds 399 

Blue Job 328, 478, 565 



Blue Ribbon movement. 

Boarding round 

IJoard of education . . . . 



" Bon Homme Richard "' 

• Books for library 

Borrowing fire 

Boston & Maine Railroad. .185, 371, 

to 493. 

Boston evacuated 

Boston fire 

Boston University 277, 439, 453, 


Boundaries run 

Bounties 52, 55, 58, 72, 73, 197, 

201, 206, 363. 

Bounty on bears and wolves 

Bountv on scalps 

Bowdoin College.. 172, 176, 228, 243, 

352, 380, 381, 422, 438, 441, 444, 

447, 454, 455, 461. 


Box factory 476, 

Box lost 208, 

Box shop 

Boycotting 187, 

Bradford Academy 


Branches taught in Academy 

Brandy distilleries 

Brant Rock 

Brass clocks 

Brass foundry 


Breaking a bank 


Brick schoolhonse . . . . 

Brick store 359, 394, 

Brick vault 


Brig Mars 

British ..19, 32, 52, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63 


British agents 

British aggressions 

British attacks at Portsmouth .57, 58 

British enlistments 

British fleet 

Broad Arrow 

Brooks 9 

Brown, Thompson & Co 

Brown University 251, 454, 

Browsing cattle 

Brutal surgeon 

Buelduc ik Thurston 

Buffalo convention 














, 59 

, 10- 


Building a chapel 281, 289 

Building a meeting-house... 276, 282, 285 

291, 292. 

Building a vestry 285 

Building committee 100 

Building schoolhouses 166 

Building Town liall 539 

Rull Run 198, 442 

Bunker Hill.. . .54, 56, 58, 119, 121, 158 

431, 578. 

Burglarv 307, 481 

Burgoyne 24, 52, 65, G6, 67 

Burial expenses 86 

Burial of Rev. Amos Main 86 

Burial of Rev. Samuel Hill 89 

Burial under stone 378 

Burnham's store 395 

Burning of Court House 538 

Burnside expedition 442 

Burying ground 86 

Business activity 135 

Business at East Rochester 511 

Business failure 498, 499 

Business integrity 474 

Business of railroads 494 

Business politics 468 

Business summary 516 

Buzzell's store 465 

By-laws 537 

Cabinet shop 154, 

Cadet band 

Cadets of Temperance 



California Conference 268, 

California fever 

Call for citizens' meeting 

Calling a minister 

Call to Rev. Avery Hall 89 

Call to Rev. Joseph Haven 98 

Cambridge Law School 

Cambridge Platform 80 

Campbell & Hanscom 

Camp fire 

Camp Parapet, La 

Canada 18, 24, 32, 52, 63, 118, 

Canada expedition 

Canadian French 19, 

Cancers cured . . . 

Candidates 89 

Candy factory 

Cannon 28, 30, 58, 

Cannonading heard 

Cannon for soldiers' monument 

Cannon received 

Cape Horn 


, 90 




Capital punishment 311, 312, 543 

Capture of Montreal 63 

Capture of Quebec 56 

Capture of Fort William and Mary. . . 57 

Capture of Fort William Henry 25 

Capture of Richmond 206 

Capture of Sumter 193, 194 

Carding 501 

Carding by hand 136 

Carding machines 134, 136 

Carpenters hired by British 54 

Carriage making 511 

Carriage shop 471, 472 

Carroll County .. .170, 304, 382, 413, 445 

Carroll County Advertiser 185 

Carroll County Pioneer 185 

Carter Building 494 

Catechism 80, 570 

Catholic cemeteries 562 

Catholic meeting-house 291 

Causes of division 150, 151 

Celebration in war time 201 

Celebration of adoption of Constitu- 
tion 147 

Celebration of Independence 519 

Cemeteries 559 

Cemetery Association 561, 581 

Cemetery bounds 560, 561 

Cemetery fund 581 

Census returns 549 

Centenarian 83 

Centennial Sunday 254 

Central cottage 154 

Ceremonies of laying corner stone. . .270 

Chair manufactory 510, 514 

Chaises 143 

Chandler Scientific School.. 373, 377, 460 
461, 462. 

Chapel built 281, 288 

Chapel dedicated 281 

Chapel removed 270 

Chaplain in army 269 

Chaplain of legislature 269 

Chaplain of state prison 209, 270 

Character of Earl Rochester 34 

Charges against Parliament 53 

Charges against Rev. Avery Hall. .92, 93 
94, 95. 

Charter conditions 41, 44 

Charter of Rochester 36 

Chautauqua Young Folks' Journal. . .427 

Check-list 534, 543 

Cherokees 176 

Chesley farm 432 

Chesterfield Circuit 260 

Chestnut Hills. 10, 16, 137, 158, 304, 308 

Chief justice 116 

Chief of police 538 

Children to be catechised 81 

Chocorua 189 

Choir 91 

Cholera 458 

Choral Union 234, 366 

Chorister 91 

Christening frames 131, 132 

Christian character 120, 377 

Christian commission.. 209, 252, 270, 406 

Christian Endeavor Society 256 

Church action on temperance 304 

Church and state 75, 102, 105 

Church and state separated 242 

Church anniversary 255 

Church bell 282, 291, 298 

Church covenant 278 

Church debt paid 276, 285 

Church discipline. 80, 81, 82, 93, 245, 304 

Church divisions 91 

Church draped 206 

Church fast 83, 248 

Church grounds improved 253 

Church histories 246 

Church membership necessary for of- 
fice 82, 92 

Church music 142 

Church of the Messiah 56S 

Church organ 268, 282, 283, 291 

Church organized.. 80, 275, 280, 281, 282 

Church principles 80 

Church records 82, 95, 96, 586 

Church singing 91 

Church statues 292 

Church troubles 92, 93, 94, 105 

Cider 127, 139 

Cider drunkenness 317 

Cincinnati Gazette 623 

Circulating library 183 

Citizens' riot 498 

Citizens' shoe shop 473 

City of Rochester 129 

Civil engineer 460 

Civilization 204 

Civil service reform 163 

Class meetings 275 

Clay 10 

Clay beds 501 

Clay pits 560 

Clergymen 436 

Clock for church 251 

Clock maker 469 

Clock manufacture 133 

Clocks 133 

Clothing house 131 

Coaches 133 



Coat of Arms 335, 336 

Cobbling and rum-selling 498 

Cocheco 14, 41, 43 

Cocheco Aqueduct Association 423 

Cocheco avenue 165 

Cocheco Company 510, 514 

Cocheco Fire Company 540 

Cocheco Ilose Company 540 

Cocheco Lodge 558 

Cocheco Jklanufacturing Company. . . .183 
277, 371. 

Cocheco Mills 512, 513 

Cocheco National Bank 423 

Cocheco Railroad. 371, 490, 491, 492, 494 
Cocheco River . .9. 10, 328, 355, 368, 476 
Cocheco Woolen Manufacturing Com- 
pany 361 

Colburn's Arithmetic 162 

Cold season 565 

Cold Spring Cemetery 562 

Cold Spring Park 290, 556 

Cole's Building 186, 483 

Collapse of Rebellion 206 

Colleague pastor 240 

Collection of taxes 536 

Collectors 536 

College of Physicians and Surgeons... 443 

Colorado 417 

Colored troops 220 

Columbia Law School 455, 456 

Columbian Band 306 

Comet 289 

Comforts for soldiers 197, 198, 199 

Coming of Methodism 258 

Commanders of Sampson Post 236 

Commemorative verses 24 

Committee of correspondence. .53, 54, 55 
116, 119. 

Committee of distribution 197 

Committee of enlistment.. .195, 199, 201 
Committee of safety. . .58, 59, 60, 61, 63 

67, 545. 
Committee on building meeting-house 75 

Committee on ordination 79, 90. 99 

Committee on parsonage lots 103 

Committee on singers 91 

Committee on temperance 189 

Committee to locate meeting-house.. .100 
Committee to prosecute the pastor. . . 95 

Committee to regulate prices 73 

Communion silver service 252 

Company of 1 )avid Place 59 

Compendium of military duty 179 

Concoi'd tfc Montreal Railroad. . .136, 493 

Concord Railroad 329 

Conditions of cemetery fund 582 

Conditions of charter 41, 44 

Confederacy 193 

Confederate officer 500 

Confession of British agent 55 

Confession of faith 242, 248 

Conflict for freedom 204 

Congregational church. 363, 366, 374, 407 

Congregationalism 259 

Congregationalism, ancient 80 

Congregational parish 141 

Congregational society 102, 104, 239, 240 

Congressional elections 521 

Congressional votes 523 

Congress, provincial 119 

Conservation fund 581 

Conservatory of Music 374 

Consolidation of school districts. 162, 169 

Constables 536 

Constitution adopted 147 

Constitutional convention. .116, 120, 122 


Constitutional revision 543 

Construction corps 221, 222, 225, 228 

Consumption of liquor 294 

Continental army 60 

Continental Congress. .52, 58, 00, 61, 67 

68, 529. 
Continental soldiers.. . .59, 60, 63, 64, 70 

71, 72. 
Controversy about parsonage lands. . . 108 
Controversy with Rev. Avery Hall. 91 to 96 

Convention at Exeter 119 

Convention delegates 528 

Coos 118 

Copperheads 206, 202 

Copper plates 570 

Copp's garrison 27 

Corcoran Art Gallery 320 

Cornell University. . 452 

Corner stone 571 

Corner stone laid 263, 264, 270, 296 

Cornhill 420 

Corn sheller 340 

Cornwallis 52, 75 

Corporal punishment 162 

Corson star saddle 478 

Cost of war 204 

Cotton factory 137 

Cotton yarn 476 

Council 240 

Counterfeiters 483 

Counterfeit money 79 

Counterfeits 300 

Country stores 467, 500, 514 

County democracy 456 

County fair 556 

County farm 536 



County temperance convention 306 

County Temperance Society 304 

County town 170, 177 

Courier 495 

Courier and Advertiser 187 

Courier editorials 187 

Court House 170, 171, 538 

Court House burned 313, 538 

Courtship 117, 118 

Covenant 242 

Covenant of church 278 

Covenant renewed 83 

Creed 80 

Crimean war 172 

Cross & Burnham . . .456 

Cruel surgeon 223 

Cruelty to soldiers 223 

Culler of staves 542 

Cultivation of tobacco 144 

Cumberland county, Va 437 

Cure of wens and cancers 440 

Currency 43, 73, 74, 145 

Currency in war time 395 

Currency depreciation. .. .43, 73, 83, 101 

Currency rebellion 146 

Currier mill privilege 505 

Custom house 380 

Cutter's Physiology 442 

Daily Journal 187 

Dame & McDuffee's mill 137 

Danger from Indians 29 

Danville Seminary 437 

Dartmouth College 172, 176, 232, 243 

244, 246, 328, 332, 333, 334, 345, 346 
348, 368, 373, 374, 377, 380. 407, 408 
420, 438, 440, 441, 443, 444, 447, 448 
449, 452, 454, 455, 457, 459, 460, 461 
462, 474. 

Dartmouth University 352 

Daughters of Temperance 313 

David Place's company 59 

Day & Stevens 466 

Deacons . . 256 

Deacons chosen 80, 120, 281, 282 

Deacons' seats 141 

Dead languages 156 

Dead languages hated bv Satan 156 

Death from drink. 301, 305, 307, 308, 309 
317, 318. 

Death of Lincoln 206 

Death of Rev. Amos Main 84 

Death of Rev. Avery Hall 98 

Death of Rev. Joseph Haven 114 

Death of Rev. Samuel Hill 89 

Debt on meeting-house paid 271 

Debt paid 255, 276, 280 

Debt to the fathers 256 

Declaration of Independence 269 

Declaration of patriotism 61 

Decline of academy 177 

Decoration Day 235, 236 

Dedication 264, 271, 28l', 285 

Dedication at East Rochester 276 

Dedication of monument 235 

Dedication sermon 273 

Deer 128 

Deer protectors 542 

Defaulter 129 

Defense of colony ] 19 

Defiance of law 157 

Delegates to conventions 529, 530 

Delirium Tremens 317 

Demand for paper money 146 

Demeritt house 497 

Democracy 380 

Democratic convention , 386 

Democratic party 362, 364, 384, 386 

Democratic revolt 387 

Democrats 148, 154, 189, 206 

Dennett 272, 313 

Dennett coat of arms 335, 336 

Dennetts of England 335 

Departed heroes 573 

Deposits in corner stone 264, 572 

Deposits in savings banks 483, 484 

Deposits scaled down 482 

Depreciation of currency.. 43. 73, 83, 101 


Desmids 569 

Destruction of liquors 314 

Determined courage 201 

Determination 348 

I)e Tocqueville 323 

Detroit Tribune 192 

Devil's bargain 303 

Devonshire, Eng 431 

Devoted loyalty 209 

Devotional habits 114 

Devotion to freedom 208, 209 

Diagram of Norway Plains 46, 49 

Diatoms 12 

Differences between propiietors and 

settlers 76 

Difficulties of supporting schools. 157, 158 

Disappointed love 118 

Discipline in church 304 

Discouragements 201 

Dismission of Rev. Avery Hall 95, 96 

Dismission of Rev. Samuel Hill 88 

Disorderly boys 113 

Distilleries 144 

Distribution of parsonage fund 104 

Diving bell 155 



Division agitated 150, 151 

Division of county 177, 543 

Division of parsonage fund 253, 271 

Division of school money IG.'-l 

Division of surplus fund 55U 

Division opposed 151, 152 

l)ivisions in church t)l 

Doctrinal discussions 112 

Dodge's building 409, 471, 473, 495 

Dodge's Hotel 190, 308, 348, 486 

Dodge's hotel burned . . 540 

Doggerel verses 132 

Dog-killers' club 564 

Dollars first used 72 

Dover Academy 368 

Dover i\: Winnipesaukee llailroad. . . .371 


Dover Bank 380 

Dover board of trade 423 

Dover company 56 

Dover Enquirer. . .149, 192, 199, 305, 308 

Dover Gazette. . . .135, 192, 301, 386, 400 

Dover horse railroad 423 

Dover monthly meeting 257 

Dover National Bank 370 

Dover Xeck 153 

Dover 165 

Dover Sun 178 

Downing eV: Tebbets 464 

Draft 199, 200 

Drawing town lots 43, 47, 48 

Dred Scott decision 399, 411 

Dred Scott resolutions 412 

Drinking at funerals 293 

Drinking habits 127, 143, 144, 293 

Drunkards posted 300 

Drunken affray 319 

Drunkenness at musters 313 

Drunkenness punished 300 

Drunken schoolmasters 294 

Drunken suicide 317 

Drurv's Bluff 225 

Dry Hill • 10 

Durham Acadeniy 364 

Durham company 56 

Dwellings 465, 466 

Eagerness to enlist 197, 199 

Eagerness to see execution 312 

Earl of Loudon 118 

Earl of Rochester 34 

Early blacksmiths. ..... 471 

Early cooking 139 

Early hardships 379 

Early Methodists 573 

Early methods in banking 479 

Early mills 476 

Early shoemakers 473 

Early struggles 180 

Early tanneries 464, 466, 472 

Eastern Kailroad 492 

Eastman's Business College 439 

P^ast Kochester library 183, 184 

East Rochester mills 510 to 514 

East Rochester schoolhouse 165 

Eccentricities 122 

Ecclesiastical council 94 

Education 156, 158 

Education of girls 159 

Effect of Methodism 259 

l^ffectual prayer 549 

Eildon hills 328 

Ela building 190 

Ejections for congress 521 

Electors 518 

Electric lights 472 

Electro-plating 472 

Eliot Bridge company 423 

Elm-street schoolhouse 167 

Eloquence 152, 375 

Emancipation proclamation 199, 412 

Embargo 148 

Encourage your own 185 

End of academy 174 

End of war 208 

Energy in boyhood 421, 446 

Energy of women 208, 209 

Engine company ,539, 540 

Engine 540 

England and France 19 

English brass clocks 133 

Enlistments 195, 197, 199 

Enrolment of pupils 170 

p]nterprise and energy 425 

Enthusiasm.. 198, 199, 200, 201, 200, 259 
Enthusiastic war meetings. .199, 200. 201 

Ephraimites 563 

Episcopal church 453 

Epitaph 442, 500, 561 

Escape of forgers 481 

Eulogy of Washington 74 

Evacuation of Boston 03 

Evacuation of Xewport 09 

Evading temperance law 299 

Evening school 320 

Evolution of lights 472 

Evolution of the shoe business 473 

Examination of bank 479 

Example of patriotism 218 

Excitement 194, 198 

Excitement in Revolution 55 

Execution 312,398 

Exemption from taxes . . -544 



Exeter Academy .327, 348, 354, 364, 381 
403, 420, 440, 451, 452, 474. 

Exorcism Ill 

Expedition against Canada 63 

Expedition against Crown Point 118 

Expedition against the Seuecas 69 

Expenses of burial 86 

Expenses of ordination 90, 99 

Expense of schools 170 

Explosion of cannon 547 

Extensive business 135 

Fac-simile of call for first war meeting 

Fac-simile prospectus 


Factory store 

Failure in business 498, 

Fair Association 556, 

Fair buildings 

Fairfax hospital 

Fairfax Seminary, Va 

Fair Oaks 

Faithful preaching 105, 106, 

False rumors 

Family physician 


Faneuil Hall 

Farmers and Mechanics' Bank. .362, 

Farming 116, 

Farming! on Advertiser 

Farmington Bank 

Farmington Dock 

Farmington Meeting-house 

Farm statistics 

Farragut's fleet 

Fasting and prayer 57, 83 


Fear of Indians 17, 21, 27 

Fear of ghosts 

Fear of witches 110, 


Federalists 148, 154, 

Federal party 

Fee for library 

Feineman's store 322, 

Female College 

Female Seminary 

Fiction in library 

File factory 

Financial crash 


Fines for refusing office 


Fire-alarm bell 

Fire-brick company 

Fire engine 539, 

Fire engineers 


, 179 


Firemen's pay 540 

Fireplaces 138, 163, 164 

Firewards 539 

First annual conference 268 

First auditors 542 

First bakery 469 

First bank 478 

First bank commissioner 479 

First bank lock 481 

First belL 141 

First birth 44 

First bounty 72, 197 

First brick house 129 

First brick store 394, 397, 467 

First burying ground 559 

First call for troops 194 

First carding machine 136 

First census 548 

First chaise 143 

First chapter 558 

First church members 80 

First church record 80 

First clocks 133 

First constable 536 

First constitution 527 

First constitutional convention 529 

First cooking stove 339 

First deacons 80 

First deed 43 

First drug store 470 

First examination of bank 479 

First family 570 

First fast 83 

First fence viewers 542 

First field drivers 541 

First Free-will Baptist church 278 

First grave 559 

First green blinds 131 

First high school 168 

First highway surveyors. 542 

First hog-reeve 541 

First IIomcL'opathic physician 444 

First house in Farmington 153 

First independent government 527 

First lodge of Masons 557 

First lyceum 184 

First magistrate 115 

First martyr of Rebellion 220 

First meat market 469 

First meeting-house 75, 76 

First Methodist class J •^*^^ 

First minister 79, 86 

First money raised 542 

First newspaper 185 

First painted house 131 

First parish 102, 151 

First parish wardens 542 



First pauper 5-17 

First pliysiciau in Fariniugtoii 1 53 

First postmaster 134, 494 

First pound-keeper 541 

First pre( eptor 171 

First provincial congress 527 

First provincial convention 529 

First purchase for library 179 

First quarterly conference 260 

First quarterly conference at EastRoch- 

ester 275 

First quarterly meeting 261 

First regiment 197 

First regiment at capital 194 

First representative 118, 527 

First restaurant 469 

First sabbath school 245 

First school 157 

First school at Gonic 163 

First school committee 161, 542 

First scliool districts 158, 160 

First school report 162 

First sealer of weights and measures. 542 

First selectmen 42 

First sermon of Mr. Main 85 

First settlement 570 

First settler 43, 44, 124 

First shoe factory 473 

First store 467 

First Sunday school 265, 570 

First surveyors of lumber 542 

First tailor shop 470 

First temperance society 301 

First things 541 

First tin-worker 47 1 

First tithing-man 541 

First treasurer 47 

First Universalist society 286 

First use of check-list 543 

First volunteers 197: 220 

First vote of church 81, 82 

First wagon . . .486 

First war appropriation 197 

First war meeting 195, 196 

Five Little Peppers 427 

Flag presentation 555 

Flannels 503 

Flannels lost 209 

Flax 136 

Flaxseed 136 

Flogging in schools 1 59 

Floods 565 

Flora 11 

Florence prison 435 

Flower of the plain 132 

Flume in Milton 4S 

Foot-stoves 141 

Foraging 65 

Foresters 559 

Forgers 480, 481 

Fort Anne 66 

Fort Chicago .458 

Fort Constitution 217, 221 

Fort Erie 326 

Fort Fisher 221, 222, 226, 233 

Fort Independence 65, 66 

Fort McIIenry 194 

Fort Pillow 204 

Fortress Monroe 218, 225, 434 

Forts 20 

Fort William and Mary 57, 330, 577 

Fort William Henry 25 

Foss Tavern 564 

Foster's Democrat 423 

Foundry and machine company 471 

Four Ptod road 43. 45, 46, 49 

Fourth division 48 

Fourth drawing 48 

Fourth of July 294, 302 

Fourth of July celebi'ation 519 

Frame christening 293 

Franklin savings bank 432 

Freemasonry 557 

Free Masons. 341, 347, 372, 374, 399, 431 

436, 448, 469. 

Free rum 315 

Free-will Baptist church... .165, 278, 281 

282, 283, 363, 578. 
Free-will Baptist Church organized . .281 

Free-will Baptists 401. 402, 404 

Free-will Baptists at East Kochester . .275 

Free-soil convention 393 

Free-soil party 189 

Free soilers 342 

Free thought 404 

Fremont campaign 364 

Fremont glee club 364 

French 1 18 

French and Indian wars 52. 118, 119 

French Catholics 291 

French church 291, 292 

French jealousy of England 19 

French lady . .". 118 

French revolution 390 

Freshets 501, 565 

Friend Hill 371 

Friends. . .18, 62, 106, 257, 309, 321, 324 


Friends' school 459, 

Frog Pond hill 

Frontier bank ■ 

Fryeburg Academy 345, 

Fugitive slave cases 

Fugitive slave law . 




Fugitive slaves 391, 399. 579 

Fuller, Dana & Fitz 623 

Fulling mill 137, 464, 466, 476 

Fulling mill at Milton 155 

Fund for old cemetery 581 

Fund for schools 550 

Fund for widows 378 

Funds of Academy 177 

Funeral customs 143, 302 

Furber's tannery 474 

Furber's tavern 486 

Furnace for church 277 

Gag rule 384 

Galler}' pews 240 

Gallery plan 241 

Gambrel roof 131 

Garland's Mills 164 

Garrisons 20 

General Assembly 527 

General conference 344, 438 

General muster 551 

Generosity 122, 367, 377, 378 

Geology 10 

George Third 53 

Ghosts 16, 111 

Gilmanton academy . .373, 407, 444, 454 

Girls 143 

Glacial drift 10 

Glee club 164 

Gleudon House 515, 516 

Going- barefoot to meeting 143 

Golden Cross 559 

Golden w^eddina; o38, 578 

Gold fever. ... .X 405, 474 

Gonie bank 484, 497, 499 

Gonic brickyard 501 

Gonic cemetery 562 

Gonic Company 477, 499 

Gonic Hill road 186 

Gonic Hotel 509 

Gonic in 1800 496 

Gonic Library Association 184 

Gonic Manufacturing Company . . . .361 
502, 509. 

Gonic meeting-house 278 

Gonic mill built 504 

Gonic Mills 360, 370, 501, 503 

Gonic National Bank 362, 366 

Gonic postoffice 509 

Gonic Savings Bank 362 

Gonic sehoolhouse 164, 497 

Good Templars 316, 318, 559 

Goodwin garrison 20 

Goodwin, Trask & Company 476 

Gore 134 

Governors 524 

Governor votes 524 

Graduates of academy 176 

Grammar schools 158, 160, 167, 170 

Grammar-school lot 38 

Grand Army 234, 235, 236 

Grand Lodge of Masons 264, 270 

Grangers 559 

Grange store 469 

Granite Freeman 411 

Grant & Greeley 380 

Grantees 35 

Grantees, purpose of 44 

Great brook 30 

Great Falls & Conway Railroad 187, 309 

371, 490 to 494. 

Great Falls cornet band 201 

Great Falls Journal 192 

Great Falls Manufacturing Company 

Great Falls, sketches and joi;rnal. . .185 

Great Falls Transcript 308 

Greenback conventions 146, 147 

Greenbackers 146 

Greenback jDartv 191 

Gristmills. . .464, 466, 498, 499, 501, 510 

Grocery stores 468 

Guard of Honor 355 

Guilt detected 110 

Gun house 552 

Habits of drinking 293 

Hail Columbia 202 

Haines & Ela 464 

Haines's Bluff, Miss 434 

Hale lot 167 

Half-way covenant. 82, 92, 93, 95, 96, 242 

Hallowell Academy 332 

Hampden Sidney College 348, 437 

Ham's Hill 30 

Hand press 187, 191 

Hanging 312, 398 

Ilanscam & McDutfee 476 

Hanson stoi-e 494, 495 

Hardships 124, 125, 126, 131, 378 

Harford's land sold ... 50 

Harper's Weekly 231 

Harrison voters 520 

Harvard College or University . . .84, 88 

98, 105, 176, 325, 350, 354, 403, 440 

441, 450, 451, 461. 

Harvard Divinity School 354 

Harvard Law School 456 

Hastv pudding 139 

Hatter 138 

Haven Hill.. 10, 28, 86, 87, 260, 262, S28 

421,431,467, 485, 541. 
Haven Hill cemetery 560 



Hiiyden v^c Scott 

Hayes & Tikleu 

Hayes's block 484, 

Havnes & Ela, hatters 

Hciitli brook 10 

Height above sea level 

Herahl of Freeilom 192, 409, 


Hermitage 298, 

Heroic deed 

Hertfordshire, Eng 

Hibbard & Carr 


Highest i^oint 

High school district 

High school house 

High school money 

High schools 167, 168, 175, 


Hillsdare College 


Historical address 

Historical discourse 

Historical Society of Virginia 


History of Bible Society 

History of Rochester 

History repeated 

Hodgdon & Wentworth 

Hodgdon Building 

Home lectures 

Home lots 

Home-made cloth 

Home-made pegs 137, 

Home manufactures 136, 

Homeopathic Medical College.. 449, 


Homestead exemption 

Homestead lots, small 

Hong Kong 

Honoring an officer 

Honor to soldiers 

Hook and Ladder Company 

Hook and Ladder hall 

Hopkinton Academy 395, 

Home & Cross 

Home & Hall 

Home and Hurd mill 

Horrors of Andei'sonville 

Horseback riding 


Hos2)ital founded 


Hotels 190, 

Hotel at Gonic 

Hotel burned 

Hotel closed 

, 28 







Hotel Wrisley 489 

House destroyed by mob 298 

Hoyt l)rick-yard 501 

Hudson river 63, 119 

Human bones 564 

Humane Lodge.. .201, 229, 264, 332, 372 
374, 399, 431, 436, 448, 456, 557. 

Humanity 204 

Llumor 1U9 

Humorous verses 576 

Hunt brothers 381 

Hunting 88 

Hurd House 485 

Hussey hill 10, 432 

Hussey plows 471 

Hutchins & Coburn 473 

Hydrants 540 

Hydrophobia 564 

Ideal home 421 

Illumination 206 

Importance of labor 463 

Importance of Rochester 129, 150 

Important periods. 105 

Important votes 543 

Imposture detected HI 

Imprisonment 102 

Improved lock 376 

Improved machinery 505 

Improved Order of Red Men 559 

Income of postoffice 495 

Incorporation of library 182 

Independence of mind 112 

Independent Democrat 411 

Independent Democrats 388 

Indian captures 23, 30 

Indian cunning 21, 22 

Indian cruelties . . .16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 30 

Indian Dore 27 

Indian hostilities 42 

Indian magic 15 

Indian massacres . .16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 30 

Indian names 13, 14 

Indian nations 14, 15 

Indian raid 425 

Indian reverence for Mr. Main 86 

Indians 578 

Indian treacheries 21 

Indian tribes 15 

Indian villages 14 

Indian wars 125, 128, 156 

Indictment of liquor dealers . . .313, 314 

Indictments for anti-slavery riot. . . .383 

Inducements to manufacturers 544 

Indulgence to proprietors 44 

Industry 463 



Infliieuee of manufactures 502 

Inhumanity 204 

Inns 143 

Insane asyluiu 345 

Insanity .' 296 

Installation 80, 88, 249, 251, 255 

Institutions 204 

Instruction for poor 175 

Integrity 376 

Integrity in business 470 

Intemperance in old times 293 

Intemperance in the church 245, 308 

Intermediate schools 170 

Interstate Publishing Company 427 

Intoxication 293 

Introduction of Methodism 107, 258 

Inventive genius 340, 376 

Invincibles 540 

Iowa Conference 274 

Irish Catholics 291 

Irish church 291 

Isinglass river 9, 372 

Isles of Shoals.. .366, 373, 513, 527, 598 

Isms 105 

Issues of war 203, 204, 205 

Jack-at-all-trades 464 

Jafta 563 

Jaffa colony 562 

James river 434 

Japan 414, 442 

Jefterson Medical College. 422, 441, 446 

Jennings & Stevens 511 

Jersey Island 406 

Jesuit priests 86 

Jesuits 19 

Jury treating 547 

Kansas conference 269, 270 

Kansas troubles 442 

Keene Light Infantry 551 

Kelley\s Ford 228 

Kennebec river 15 

Kennedy Lodge 234, 436, 558 

Kenney's tavern 489 

Kiesel fire brick 472 

Kindness 364, 377 

Kindness to the poor 330 

King Philip's War 15 

Knight house 175 

Knights of Pythias 558 

Knights of the Golden Eagle 559 

Know Nothing Party 362, 404 

Labor 463 

Labor and capital 416 

Labors of Mr. Main So 

Ladies' festival 253 

Ladies' Social Circle 277 

Lafayette 181 

Landaff circuit 263 

Langdon House - . 489 

Large family 570 

Large mill 504 

Laselle Seminary 474 

Last Indian attack 31 

Last muster 313, 554 

Last Provincial Assembly 527 

Last slave 550 

Last tithing-man 143 

Late spring 566 

Latitude 9 

Law and Order League 319 

Law defied 157 

Lawlessness 160 

Lawrence American 220 

Lawrence Courier 187, 192 

Lawrence Daily Journal .... .227, 433 

Lawsuits 102, 547 

Lawyer Clark 466 

Lawyers 450 

Laying out lands 42 

Lead mines 135 

Leather board 155 

Lebanon Academy 177, 454, 455 

Lectures 184 

Lectures on physiology 442 

Legacy to church 242, 255 

Legacy to parish 254 

Legislature 122 

Legislature of New Hampshire 385 

Legislature threatened 146 

Lenticular jiills , 10 

Letter of Rev. Joseph Haven 98 

Letter to General Assembly 545 

Libbey Prison 173, 219, 226, 233 

Libel suit 189 

Liberality 195, 442 

Liberty Party 521 

Librarians 183 

Library 177 to 180, 458, 515 

Library fee 183 

Library fines 183 

Library membership 179, 183 

Library subscriistion 178 

Library tax 178 

Life and Light 427 

Life worth living 475 

Light infantry 551 

Lightning 251 

Lights 4/2 

Limited education 115 

Lincoln's death 206 

Linen 136 



Lines run 

Lining the hymns 141, 

Liijuor agenc}' 

Liquor at funerals 

Li(iuor consumed 

Lit]uor dealer mobbed 

Liijuor Dealers' Association 

Liquor dealers bought out 

Liquor dealers fined. 

Li(iuor dealers prosecuted 

Liquor destroyed by mob 

IJquor tines 

Licjuor indictments 

Liquor licenses 

Liquor sellers indicted . . . .313, 31-1, 

Liquor sold by the yard 

List of deacons 

List of representatives 

List of soldiei's 

List of Whigs and Tories 

Literary fund 

Little Long pond 

Loan and Banking Company 

Local correspondents 187, 

Local preachers 

Location of first meeting-house 


Log cabins 125, 131, 153, 

Log cabin and hard cider 

Longevity 406, 407, 

Long Island hospital 


Long pastorate 104, 

Lord Cambden 

Lord Loudon 

Lost in mountains 

Lot drawing 43, 47 

Lot given to clerk 

Lothrop clothing store 

Lothrop, D. & Company 422, 

Lothrop, D. & Sons 

Lothrops & Pinkham 

Lothiops, Farnham & Comi^any . . . . 

Lot layers 

Lot laying 41, 45 

Louisiana 19, 

LovewelTs war ... 17 

Lowell Courier and Journal 

Lower mill 

Lowlands of Scotland 

Loj-alty.lie, 198, 200, 201, 208,209, 

Loyalt^- in preaching 

Loj'alty to the king 


Lumber business 

Lumber depredations 

Lumber mill 






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Lumber yard 153 

Lyceums 184 

Lying and tattling 82 

.262, 263, 264. 

Mad dogs 

Mail carrier 


Maine Conference 


Maine law 

Maine Wesleyan Seminar}- 

Main-street schoolhouse 166, 

Manchester American 

Manners in school 

Manny &A11 

Mansion house. . . 132, 290, 333, 465, 


Manufacture of clocks 

Manufacture of flax 

Manufacture of tobacco 


JNIanufactures at Milton 

Manufactures encouraged 


Manufacturing facilities 

Maj^le-street .schoolhouse 

Map of Conic 

March's Dock 

Margaret Sidney 

Mark Twain 

Marshall's Life of Washington 

Marshall's S2)elling-book 

Martha's A'ineyard 

Masonian proprietors 

Masonic burial 223, 228, 229, 

Masonic ceremonies. .263, 264, 270, 

Masonic hall 

Masonic reception 

Mason's patent 

Massachusetts Indians 

Massacre by Indians 

Massacre of Indians 

Massacres 25 

Master Junkins 

Master Main 

Master Orne 

Master Tanner 

Mast trees 

Mathematical analysis 

Mavor of Manchester 

McClellan Club 187, 

McDuft'ee & Dame 

McDuft'ee block.. 190, 191, 372, 476, 


McDuftee hall 284, 287, 291, 

McDuft'ee, John & Co 370, 

Meader & Glidden 466, 



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Mechanics' band 555 

Mechanics' bank 4(»5 

Mechanics' Company 477 

Meclianics' Manufacturing Co. .370, 476 

M. E. Church 572 

Medical College 422, 443 to 449 

Medical societies. 345, 347, 407, 440, 441 

443 to 448. 

Mediterranean 22G 

Meekness 376 

Meeting-house 47, 140, 141 

Meeting-house at East Rochester . . .282 

Meeting-house at Farmington 152 

Meeting-house at Milton 154 

Meeting-house built ..263, 270, 276, 278 

282, 285, 291, 292. 

Meeting-house debt jmid 271, 280 

Meeting-house dedicated 271, 285 

Meeting-house enlarged. . .252, 268, 280 
Meeting-house locked against pastor 95 

Meeting-house moved 248 

Meeting-house raising 101, 293 

Meeting-house re-dedicated 273 

Meeting-house repaired 91. 251, 254 

255, 267, 272, 277, 279, 280, 282. 

Meeting-houses 152 

Meeting-house struck by lightning. .251 

Meeting-house tax 75 

Meeting-house voted by proprietors. 75 

Meetings in barns 152 

Members of Library Association 179,183 

Members of Sampson Post 237 

Members received to church 80 

Memorial poem 573 

Memorial windows 272 

Men in Revolution 56, 57 

Men lost in Revolution 52 

Mental activity 178 

Mental philosophy 325 

Merrill's Corner 500 

Meserve's planing mill 187 

Methodism .' 107, 108, 258 

Methodism at East Rochester 274 

Methodist church. 186, 258, 339, 429,431 

Methodist cliurch at Dover 263 

Methodist Church South 267 

Methodist festival 270 

Methodist heroes 573 

Methodist meeting-house. .263, 270, 272 
Methodist meeting-house dedicated. .264 
Methodist meeting-house enlarged. .268 

Methodist ministers 273 

Methodist parsonage 265, 269, 276 

Methodist pastors at East Rochester. 276 

Methodist peculiarities 259 

Methodist pioneers 339 

Methodist seminary 268 

Methodist vestry 267 

Methuen Gazette 192 

Methuen Falls Gazette 400 

Mexican War 149, 522 

Mica Silex 472 

Microscopic discoveries 569 

Middlebufv College 172 

Middle mill 477 

Middlesex Democrat 380 

Military burial 229 

Military- companies 197 

Military drill 199, 551 

Militia.. 55, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 68, 69, 72 

Militia called out 129 

Militia musters 313 

Militia of New Hampshire 55 

Mill commons 48 

Mille Comon 45, 46 

Miller excitement 288, 289 

Millerism 267 

Mill lands reserved 42 

Mill rents 20, 42, 43, 48 

Mills 476 

Mills at East Rochester 510, 514 

Mills at Gonic 370, 501, 503 

Mills burned 503, 510 

Minerals 10 

Mineral spring 578 

Minister lot 38 

Minister's pew 79 

Minister taxes... 75, 77,78, 101, 151, 152 

Minnesota river 425 

Minute men 52, 58, 59, 197, 323 

Miltonia Lodge 558 

Missionary echoes 191 

Missionary society 152 

Missouri Compromise 399 

Mob 262 

Mobile Bay 226, 228 

Mob in Washington 391 

Mob of citizens 498 

Mob on railroad 490 

Moderate drinking 303 

Moderators 531 

Money raised for academy 170, 171 

Money raised for defense 149 

Money raised for high school 168 

Monomake Encampment 381 

Monument to ]\Ir. Haven 114 

Monument to Mr. ^^lain 86 

Moral suasion 304, 306 

Morning Times 380, 381 

Morris Island, S. C 222, 224, 4.35 

Morse's geography 162 

Mortality 272 

Mortality unusual 586 



Moses Ilunl house 

Motolinia Lodge .176, 201, 23-4, Ul, 

Mounliiiu View cemetery 

Mount Independence 

]Mourning rings 

Mount Chocorua 

Mudge, E. & A 

Murder 307, 309, 317, 319, 442, 

]Murder trial 310, 

Muri)hy band 

^Murray's grammar 

Music in schools 

Muster days 498, 552, 

Muster fields 552, 

Muster rolls . . .31, 56, 59, 60, 63, 65 

68, 70, 71. 
Mutual council 


Nail shop 

Xameless grave 

Names of proijrietors 



Nashua & Rochester Railroad 

National bank 

National Cemetery.. . .217, 219, 221, 

•225, 226, 228, 230, 231. 

National Encampment , 

National era , 

National existence 

National honor 

National hotel 

National Institute , 

National salute 

Natural monument 


Neck road 

Neck road spring , 

Needham, first martyr 

Neglect of education , 

Neglect of schools 156 to 

Negro soldier , 

Nervine hospital 

Newark Conference , 

New cemetery 

New charter for liljrary 

New dejiarture for girls 

New Di;rham Ridge 

New England Conference .263, 266, 

New England Protective Union 

New furnace for church , 

NeAv Hampshire Bible Society 

New Hampshire Conference 273, 

276, 438. 
New Hampshire Conference Sem 


New Hampshire Courier 


, 66 










New Hampshire Gazette 52, 54, 133 

134, 178, 440. 

New Hampshire Gazetteer 120 

New Hampshire Historical Society.. 350 

New Hampshire Legislature ,385 

New Llampshire Medical Society . . .440 
New Hampshire ]\Iissionai"y Society. 152 

New Hampshire National Guard 555 

New Hampshilje Press Association. .443 

New Hampshire Review 186 

New Hampshire Statesman 409 

New Hampshire Temperance Society 302 
New Hampshire Universalist Conven- 
tion 287 

New Hampton Institute 398 

New Ipswich Academy 250 

New London Academy 456 

Newmarket high school 457 

Newmarket Wesleyan Academy 170 

New meeting-house 270 

New mill built 361 

New sects 108 

Newspapers 178, 185, 191, 192 

New York Conference 262 

New York University 346, 441 

Niagara 69 

Noah's ark 396 

North Hampton Lunatic asylum 448 

Norway pines 45 

Norway Plain 45, 327, 328 

Norway Plain brook 28 

Norway Plain mill common 47. 48 

Norway Plains. . .101, 129, 130, 165, 261 

275, 395. 
Norway Plains Company... 347, 405 ,466 

476, 478. 
Norway Plains Encampment. . .436, 558 

Norway Plains Fire Company 540 

Norway Plains Manufacturing Com- 
pany 186, 370 

Norway Plains Savings Bank. .370. 374 
467, 482. 

Notch house 373 

Noti'B Dame du Sainte Rosaire 292 

Nova Scotia 18 

Nova Scotian 564 

Nowell & Meserve 469 

Number in Revolution 56 

NumlDcr of men furnished 208 

Number of pupils 170 

Number of representatives 527 

Number of volumes in liln'ary 183 

Obey or resign 385 

Object of war 202 



Occasional iDi'eaching 76 

Odd Fellows 175, 176, 381, 436 

Odd Fellows' building 176 

Odd Fellows' hall 290 

Odd Fellowship 558 

Odiorne's Tavern 486,487 

Office only for church members. ,82, 92 

Oil-mill 359 

Old Academy building 177 

Old age 125, 128 

Old cemetery 354, 560, 561, 581 

Old cemetery fund 561 

Old epitaphs 560 

Old folks' concert 366 

" Old Junkins " 164 

Old North church 387 

Old oak 143 

Old Smith store 153 

Old Tavern House 486 

Old-time intemperance 293 

Oliver high school 432 

Onion & Richards 466, 475 

Ontario Female Seminary 880 

Opening of academy 171 

Oi^posers of dead languages 156 

Opposition to division 151 

Opposition to Methodism 260, 262 

Oration 180 

Oration in war time 202 to 205 

Order of Cincinnati 235 

Order of Red Men 448, 559 

Order of the Rising Sun 442 

Ordinance of 1787 390, 392 

Ordinances 106 

Ordination 90, 99, 240, 244, 247, 252 

279, 280, 288, 344. 

Ordination expenses 90, 99 

Organ for church 251 , 268 

Organization of church 80 

Origin of Dennett 336 

Ossian's Bards 366 

Ottoman Empire 825 

Our Little Men and Women 427 

Overseers of poor 535 

Oyster river 18, 86, 43, 439, 507 

Paper currency 145, 146, 147, 191 

Paper money 146 

Parish debt paid 253, 255, 269 

Parishes 150, 151 

Parish separated from town 239 

Parker, Blancbard & Wilder 513 

Parker, Wilder & Co. .361, 503, 506, 512 

Parochial school 292 

Parsonage 79, 80, 83, 87, 91, 99 

Parsonage at East Rochester 276 

Parsonage built 265, 269, 276, 283 

Parsonage debt paid 277 

Parsonage fund 104, 258, 271, 281, 287, 290 

Parsonage lands 108 

Parsonage lot. . .38, 87, 90, 102, 103, 104 
Parsonage repairs.. .91, 99, 253, 254, 277 

Parsonage sold 269 

Parson Main 580, 595 

Parsons & Berry 623 

Parsonsfield Academy ,395, 402 

Party excitement 154 

Party leader 375 

Party spirit 148 

Passaconnaway 15 

Pastors at East Rochester 276 

Pastor's tenure of office 94 

Patriotic demonstrations .. .199, 200, 201 
Patriotic resolutions. . .195, 199, 200, 207 

Patriotic sermon 66 

Patriotic speeches 195, 199, 207 

Patriotic women 208 

Patriotism... 51, 52, 55, 64, 123, 194, 197 

198, 218, 229, 270, 324, 342. 
Patriotism of past and present. .202, 203 

Patrons of Husbandry 559 

Pay of firemen 540 

Pay of proprietors' clerk 50 

Pay-roll 63 

Peace 18, 31, 32, 74, 205 

Peace congress ... 193 

Peaceful deaths 114 

Peacemaker 116 

Peace sermon 74 

Peat 10, 11 

Peat company 11 

Peculiar burial 378 

Peculiarities of Methodism 259 

Peeble's farm 221 

Pemberton mill disaster 367 

Pembroke Academy 395, 454 

Pennsylvania Railroad 491 

Penobscot river 15 

Pension 65, 119 

Pension rejected 119 

People aroused 198 

People supreme 517 

Periodicals 178, 183 

Permanent police 538 

Personalities 189 

Personal prayer 261 

Pest house 536 

Petition for division 151, 152 

Petition for proprietors' meeting 42 

Petition for protection from Indians 28, 29 

Petition for support of gospel 77, 78 

Pettibone name 427 

Pews sold 101,249 

Pews in gallery 240 



Phelps, Dodge & Co G23 

Phi Beta Kappa society 332 

Physicians 85, 439 

Physiology, by Cutter 442 

Pierce ^Memorial cliurch 380 

Pillar of the church 120 

Pillion 143 

Piue grove 257 

Pioneer Hose company 540 

Pioneers 125 

Piscataqua Association 248 

Piscataqua harbor 58 

Pistareen 86 

Pittsylvania county, Va 437 

Place of first settlement 43 

Place's company 59 

Plain preaching 99, 113 

Plains 10 

Planing mill 187 

Plan of gallery 241 

Pleasant pond 325 

Pocotalgo bridge 233 

Poem 573, 580 

Pointed prayer 261 

Point of Pocks, Va 228 

Police 537, 538 

Police badges 538 

Police court 454, 457, 538 

Police judge 454, 457 

Police laws 537 

Politeness 112 

Political bias 518, 521 

Political bitterness 567 

Political bolt 189 

Political courage 385, 389 

Political honesty , 381 

Political ostracism 385 

Political revolution 411 

Political squib 388 

Political temperance.. .305, 308, 314, 318 

Politicians 193 

Politics in business 468 

"Pomp" 84, 549 

Ponds 9 

Poor boys' college 380 

Poor farm 535 

Poor warned out 547 

I'opish persecution 117 

Popular clamor 145, 146 

Population of New Hampshire 33 

Port hospital 220 

Portland & Rochester Railroad. .371, 491 
492, 493. 

Portland-street schoolhouse 167 

Portsmouth & Dover Railroad 423 

Post-boy 135 

Post-carrier 133 

Postmasters 436, 454, 494, 509, 513 

Postoffice 133, 134, 494, 509, 516 

Postoffice revenue 495, 5 1 6 

Post-rider 134 

Potash V 407 

Potomac river 434 

Potteries 134 

Pound 141 

Pound built 541 

Pound-street schoolhouse 167 

Poverty 124 

Poverty of settlers 76, 77, 80. 81 

Powder seized 58 

Power of Methodism 260 

Power-press 190 

Practical joke 298, 299 

Prayer 549 

Prayer meetings 260 

Prayer test 568 

Preaching 65 

Preaching bible 88 

Preaching by neighboring ministers. . 76 

Preaching of Mr. Main 85 

Preceptors of Rochester Academy. . . .172 

Preliminary proclamation 199 

Premium on blankets 478 

Presentation of swords 200 

Present to town 126 

Presidential campaign 380, 381 

Presidential votes 518 

President of Harvard University 165 

President of Xew Hampshire 523 

Press gangs 31,32 

Price of labor 73 

Price of substitutes 199 

Prices fi.xed by law 73 

Priests ". 19 

Primary schools 170 

Prince of deacons 377 

Principals of High School 168, 169 

Principle in publishing 425 

Principles of church 80 

Printing office 190 

Printing press 378 

Prisoners 52 

Prisoners, sufferings of 23 

Prison horrors 435 

Private bankers 370, 374 

Private banking 482 

Private currency 395 

Privateering 71, 499 

Private school 174, 175 

Prize drill 551 

Processions 197, 201 

Proclamation of peace 74 

Proclamation of president 195 

Profanity 120 



Progress in temperance 320 

Prohibition 304, 307, 314, 315, 543 

Prompt enlistment 194 

Proprietors' book 41 

Proprietors' books and papers 50 

Proprietors' clerks 50, 530 

Proprietors' lands sold for taxes 77 

Proprietors' meeting-house 75 

Proprietors' names 44 

Proprietors of Rochester 38 

Proprietors of Rochester Academy. . .171 

Proprietors taxed 126 

Prosecuting committee 189 

Prosecution of liquor dealers 306 

Prosecution of pastor 95 

Prospectus of Courier 188 

Prosperity of library 183 

Protection 362 

Protection against Indians 47 

Protective Union 469 

Providence Conference 273 

Providence Journal 258 

Provincial Assembly 76, 77, 118, 120 

127, 527. 

Provincial Congress 55, 56, 119. 527 

Provincial convention 529 

Provision for sacrament 81 

Provisions for raising meeting-house . 101 

Public holidays 551 

Public mourning 206 

Punishment in schools 165 

Pupils in schools 170 

Puritanism 152 

Puritans 150, 259 

Purpose of original grantees 44 

Purpose of people 199 


Rangers 26, 

Ranger, The. 

Quaker library 258 

Quaker meeting-house 257 

Quakers . .18, 62, 106, 257, 321, 324, 357 

Qualifications for schoolmaster 158 

Quarrel in the church 92 to 95 

Quarterly conference 260, 276 

Queen Anne cannon 28, 58, 545 

Questions in jyceums 184 

C^uit-rent 37 

Quoits forbidden 537 

Raid on liquor dealers 314 

Railroad depots 491 

Railroad leased 371, 491 

Railroad riot 490 

Railroads 371, 490 

Raising Methodist meeting-house. . . .131 

Raisings 131 

Raising second meeting-house 101 

Rappahannock river, Va 


Rawlins garrison 

Read & Fabins 

Reading 178, 181, 

Reading room 183, 184, 191, 305, 319, 

Rebel flag 

Rebellion 173, 

Rebels dispersed 

Receiver of stolen goods 

Recruiting committee 72, 73 

Recruiting oflice 

Recruits 198, 

Re-dedication , , . . 

Red men 448, 

Red River expedition 217, 

Reed's continental regiment 

Reed tavern 



'' Reformation John " 

Reform clubs 

Refusal to accept result of council .94 

Refusal to pay taxes 

Regimental muster 

Rejoicing over peace 

Rejoicing over victory 

Relief fund 

Religious excitements 

Religious experience 

Religious freedom 

Religious insanity 

Religious societies 103, 

Religious taxation 

Religious zeal of our fathers 

Remarkable epitaph 

Remarkable frosts 

Removal of courts 

Repairs on court house 

Repairs of meeting-house 91, 99, 

251, 254, 255, 267, 272, 277, 279, 


Repairs of parsonage 91, 


Representatives... 119, 120, 122, 527, 


Kepublican convention 

Repul)]ican party 192, 363, 364, 


Rescue of Shadrach 



Resolutions 195, 199, 200, 207, 

Result of council 94 











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Results of Revolution 152 

Retreat 63 

Returned soldiers 198, 201 

Revised constitution 119 

Revival.. 93, 188, 244. 245, 253, 260, 269 

271, 275, 278, 279, 280, 282. 

Revolution 100. 102, 119 

Revolutionary anecdotes 323 

Revolutionary incident 577 

Revolutionary patriot 121 

Revolutionary resolutions 52 

Revolution in France 390 

Revolutionary soldiers.. 52, 56, 57, 59, 60 

65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72. 

Revolvers 197 

Rhode Island 69 

Richards & Co 623 

Richardson's brick-yards 501 

Richmond taken 206 

Ricker's pond 9, 10 

Ridge road 153, 154 

Right of petition 384 

Riudge relief fund 515 

Rindge's band 556 

Riot at Baltimore 194 

Rioters fined 314 

Rising Sun lodge 558 

Ritchie & Osborne 501 

Rivers 9 

Riverside Association 556 

Riverside Park 556 

Riverside Park, N. Y 355 

Roads 42, 126 

Roasted potatoes 139 

Robbing orchards 113 

Robert College 325 

Roberts brook 10 

Roberts house 486 

Rochester Academy. . .170, 171, 172. 174 

175, 325, 333, 395, 398, 421. 

Rochester & Nashua Railroad 371 

Rochester Bank. .340, 369, 372, 373, 374 


Rochester Brass Band 555 

Rochester Cemetery Association 561 

Rochester Company 477 

Rochester Courier. .180, 186, 189 to 192, 

201, 206, 209, 234, 272, 284, 318, 319 

374, 375, 408, 433, 460, 520. 

Rochester Fair 551 , 556 

Rochester Grange 559 

Rochester Hill 101 

Rochester history 375 

Rochester Institute 174 

Rochester Leader 191, 192, 580 

Rochester Loan and Banking Co 467 

Rochester Lyceum 184 

Rochester National Bank 420 

Rochester Neck 338, 497 

Rochester Phalanx 197, 398, 552 

Rochester police court 454, 457 

Rochester Review 185, 186, 192 

Rochester Savings Bank 483 

Rochester Seminary 439 

Rochester University 439 

Rockingham Bank 369 

Rockingham county 382, 413 

Rockingham Guards 551 

Rollins chapel 176 

Roll of companies 56 

Roll of Sunday school 571 

Roman Catholic churches 291 

Roman Catholics 404 

Rose High school 450 

Round pond 9 

Royal Arch Chapter 431, 558 

Rum given away 576 

Rumors 194 

Rumsellers enraged 316 

Rumsellers prosecuted 430 

Rumsellers' tricks 576 

Rum-selling and cobbling 498 

Rum violence 430 

Runnawitt tribe 448, 559 

Rush Medical college 447 

Rutgers College 243, 328 

Sabbath breaking 117 

Sabbath observance 245 

Sal)bath-sehool library 255 

Sabbath-schools 201, 245, 258 

Sachems 15 

Saco river 345, 492 

Sacramento river 406 

Sacrament provided for 81 

Saddler 464 

Saint Francis Indians 26 

Saint Jean Baptiste Society 234, 559 

Saint Mary's church 291 

Saint Paul Commandery 347 

Salaries of eai-lv ministers. 73, 79, 80, 83 

86, 87, 89, 90"; 92, 95, 98, 99, 103. 

Salingers' store 468 

Salmon Falls river. . .9, 13, 25, 150, 309 

476, 562. 

Salmon Falls road 158 

Saloons 189 

Sampson Post 234 to 237,419, 434, 435,436 

Sanctum Sanctorum 297 

Sandwich Academy 455 

Sanguine expectations 197 

Sanitary commission 198, 199, 209 

San tee river expedition 221, 222, 226 

Sash and blind factoi-y 476 



Satan's hatred of dead languages — 156 

Satinets 503 

Savings banks .. .341, 362, 372, 374, 376 
397, 405, 420, 482. 

Savings bank deposits 483 

Sawmills . . .464, 466, 501, 505, 510, 514 

Sawyer Post, G. A. R 334 

Scarcity of books 178 

Scarcity of food 379 

Scenes in country store 468 

School commissioners 164 

School districts 158, 160 

School districts abolished 162. 163 

School fund 550 

Schoolhouse 164. 165, 166, 167 

Schoolhouse dedicated 164 

Schoolhouses 162 

School lands 160 

School laws 156, 157, 158 

School lot 38 

School-masters... 157, 158, 159, 164, 166 

School money 163, 170 

School ode 164 

School of oratory 438 

School rejaorts 162 

School-street schoolhouse 167 

School superintendent 460 

School taxes 156, 157 

School text-books 162 

Schooner Pearl 391 

Scotch-Irish 44, 117, 367, 397 

Scotch Presbyterians 33 

Scotland Lowlands 328 

Scott's novels 327 

Scouts 28, 30, 31 

Scrip of Avar time 395 

Scythe factory 134 

Seavey's island 59 

Secession 204 

Second Adventism 288 

Second call for troops 198 

Second division 45 

Second drawing 47 

Second meeting-house 100 

Second minister 87 

Second volunteer 221 

Secretary Sew^ard 197 

Secret societies 557 

Security against fire 537, 539 

Selectmen 533 

Self-denial for chuix-h 28 

Selling of parsonage lot 103, 104 

Seminary at Tilton 268 

Senecas 69 

Senior senator 119 

Sentence of death 811 

Separation of church and state 242 

Separation of town and parish 239 

Separation of church and tow'n.l02, 104 

Sei^oy rebellion 218 

Sermon against Methodists 107 

Sermon against Quakers 106 

Sermon in war time 57 

Sermon of Mr. Haven 74 

Sermon on adoption of constitution. 147 

Sei'mon on peace 74 

Sermon on repairs 99 

Sermon to soldiers 64 

Sermon to volunteers 66 

Settlement of Masonian trouble .... 118 

Settlers, poor 76, 77, 80, 81 

Seven pillars 80 

Seventh of March speech 392 

Sexton 141 

Shadrach 382 

Sham fight 551 

Share mills 476, 510 

Sheriff's box 165 

Ship Leonora 405 

Shoe factories 475, 500,511 

Shoe manufacture 473 

Shoemaking 137 

Shoe-shops 473, 497 

Shops 465, 466, 467, 469 

Sickness in army 64 

Sidney, Margaret 427 

Siege of Boston 59, 119 

Signal cannon 195 

Signer of Declaration 269 

Sincerity 105 

Singing committee 91 

Singing school 249 

Singing seats 91 

Singular burial 378 

Sioux City Eagle 623 

Sisters of Cadets 313 

Sketches 187, 375 

Sketch of Col. John McDuffee.117 to 120 
Sketch of John Plummer. .115, 116, 117 

Sketch of Norway Plains 129, 1.30 

Sketch of Rev. Amos Main 83 to 86 

Sketch of Rev. Avery Hall 97, 98 

Sketch of Rev. Joseph Haven. 105 to 114 

Sketch of Rev. Samuel Hill 87, 88 

Slander disciplined 81, 82 

Slavery 193, 202, 204, 205 

Slavery in Rochester 549 

Slavei-y question 520, 521 

Slavery riot 391 

Slaves 31, 548 

Slaves baptized 82 

Slave territory 544 

Small salary 267 



Small schools 1G3, 170 

Smokino; 143 

Snow stonu 425 

Social librai'V 352 

Social Library Association 112 

Social Library Coinimny.121. 177 to 182 
' 18G. 

Social library oration 180 

Society debts paid 269 

Society for Promoting Christian 

Knowledge 240 

Society of Christian Endeavor 256 

Society of Friends 62, 257, 258 

Soft money 191 

Soil 11 

Soldiers called for 194 

Soldiers^ families 197, 198, 200 

Soldiers honored 202 

Soldiers in 1814 149 

Soldier's in Revolution 56, 57, 59 

Soldiers' levee 209 

Soldiers' monument 233, 234 

Soldiers returning 198, 201 

Soldiers' reunion 236 

Somersworth Act 166 to 169 

Somersworth Company 56 

Sons of Liberty 54 

Sous of Temperance 313, 316 

Sopei's 71 

Sorel river 63 

Sounding-board 141 

South Berwick Academy 174 

Southern California Confei-ence 274 

South ISIountain, Va 434 

Sovereigns of Industry 469 

Special votes 543 

Specie payments 145 

Speculation 73 

Speech of 7th of March 392 

Spinal curvature 442 

Spinning 138 

Spirit of reform 91 

Spirit of Seventy- six 208 

Spiritual dearth 259 

Spotsylvania Court-house 221, 226 

Squamanagonic garrison 20, 30 

Squamanagonic mills 570 

Squatter sovereic nty 399 

Squire Dame lot 260 

Squire Ga^e 547 

Sijuire iMillet 547 

Stage business 135 

Stage drivers 488 

Stages 135 

Staging 135, 487 

Standing order 108 

Star Advocate 472 

I Star Route trial 413 

State constabulary 316 

State constitution 529 

State government 1 16 

State legislature 119 

State Press 443 

State-prison chajilain 269 

State senate 119 

Station agents 491, 492 

Statistics of farming 463 

Statues in church 292 

Steam grist-mill 476 

Steeple 141 

Stillwater 67 

Stock comj^any 512 

Stock in trade'. 464, 466 

Stock raising 116 

Stocks 300 

Store burned 470 

Stores 465, 466, 467, 469 

Story of Jonathan Dore 25 

Stoves 141 

Strafford Academy 177, 364, 421 

Strafford bank 369, 370 

Strafford county.. 147, 170, 304, 322, 326 
328, 334, 352, 375, 382, 413, 443, 450 
4.52, 486,491, .543, 581. 

Strafford county bar 451, 454 

Strafford County Medical Society. . .440 

Straffcrd Guards 219, 229, 551 

Strafford Lodge 334 

Strafford National Bank 370, 372 

Strange burial 378 

Street lamps 543 

Street lighting 543 

Street lights 472 

Sturtevant Guards 234, 655 

Style of houses 131 

Subscribers to Courier 187 

Subscription for academy 170, 171 

Subscription for library 178 

Subscription for meeting-house re- 
pairs 249 

Subscriptions for parish debt 253 

Subscriptions to cemetery fund 583 

Substitutes 199, 200, 201 

Successful men 465 

Success of fair 557 

Sudden death 354 

Suicide from drunkenness 317 

Summary of business 516 

Sumter 193, 194, 222 

SuiJerintendent of schools 460 

Superintending committee. 161, 166, 169 

Suijervisors 535 

Supplies for soldiers. .197, 198, 199, 208 
Support of ministry 130 



SupiJort of poor 535 

Suppression of drnnkeniiess 313 

Suppression of intemperance 301 

Suppression of liquor selling.. .305, 306 


Supreme court 382 

Sunday-schcol books 426 

Sunday-school library 258 

Sunday schools . .265, 271, 275, 276, 277 

2S1, 286, 289, 290, 351, 366. 

Surgeon in army 121, 122 

Surgeon's brutality 223 

Surplus fund divided 550 

Surplus revenue 360, 550 

Surrender of Burgoyne 68 

Surrender of Lee 206 

Surrender of Ticonderoga 67 

Surveying town 41, 42 

Surveys 118 

Surveys, careless 150 

Sussex county, England 335 

Swords presented 200 

Synod 80, 82 

Tailoring 137 

Taking of Richmond 206 

Tankard 242 

Tanneries 473, 475 

Tannery 497 

Tanning 329 

Tan-yards 464, 466, 467 

Tariff 288 

Tattered flag 201 

Tavern house 486 

Taverns 485 

Tavern sign 485, 486 

Taxation without representation 52 

Tax collection 536 

Tax collectors 536 

Taxes abated 539 

Taxes for minister's support 102 

Taxes for preaching 75, 77, 78, 152 

Taxes of soldiers abated 72 

Taxes paid in beef and rum 73 

Taxes severe 126 

Taxes to build meeting-house 101 

Tax lists 464, 467 

Tax on communicants 81 

Tax on proprietors 75, 77, 78 

Teachei's of Rochester Academy. . . . 172 

Teachers' wages 166, 172 

Teaching school in ]Meaderborough.l59 

Tea party 249 

Telegrams 194 

Temperance 189, 191 

Temperance canvass 802 

Temperance celebration 306 

Temperance conventions . .304, 305, 306 

315, 430. 
Temperance excitement.. .306, 308, 317 


Temperance hotel 489 

Temperance in churches 279, 305 

Temperance in politics 308, 318 

Temperance League 316 

Temperance lectures.. 300, 302, 304, 307 


Temjjerance legislation 299 

Temperance meetings 267, 304, 305 

315, 317, 319. 

Temperance mob 314 

Temperance movement 245, 295 

Temperance movement in church . . . 304 

Temperance pledge 305, 306, 317 

Temperance politics 305, 314 

Temperance progress 320 

Temperance resolution 320 

Temperance rioters tried 314 

Temperance selectmen 305 

Temperance societies. .301, 302, 304, 305 

306, 318. 

Temperance triumph 308 

Temple Chapter.. 347, 399, 436, 448, 558 
Ten-rod road 45, 46, 47, 49, 101, 261 

289, 290. 

Tent meeting 289, 290 

Test Association 122 

Test declaration 60, 331 

Texas 149, 384, 385, 388, 621, 522 

Thayer, N. B. & Co 500 

Thayer School 460 

The Hale-storm 411 

The Iris 400 

The Neck 16, 158 

The Pansy 427 

The Ridge 154 

Third call for troops 198 

Third division 48 

Third drawing 48 

Thirty-ninth Regiment 551 

Threats of Indians 21 

Three days' fight 308 

Throat distemper 44 

Tiger Company 540 

Tilton Seminary 268, 456, 461 

Tinder box 139, 339 

Tin-plate importers 623 

Tippecanoe Club 409 

Tippecanoe Jubilee 555 

Tippecanoe voters 520 

Tithes 117 

Ti thing-man 142, 143, 541 

Tobacco 144 

Tobacconist 144, 464 



Tories disarmed .60 

Torrent Company 

Total Abstinence Society 305, 

Town authorit}' in cliurch affairs. . . , 

Town bounty in 1812 , 

Town clerks 

Town conservatism 

Town debt 

Town divided into three 151, 

Town expenses 

Town farm 535, 

Town grants , 

Town mdioted 120, 

Town hall 270, 288, 290, 

Town hall built 

Town liberality 

Town libraries 

Town ] ibrary , 

Town lots 


Town paupers 

Town poor 

Town jirivileges 

Town prosecuted 

Town raili'oad stock 492, 


Town supersedes proprietors 

Trade in East Rochester 

Traders in 1820 

Traders in 1850 

Trades in early days 

Trading with the Devil 




Ti'ansportation of merchandise. 135, 

Treadwell & Company 

Treating jury 

Trespass on parsonage lots 

Trespass on school lot 

Tiial for murder 310, 

Trial of temperance I'ioters 

Triekey's hall 

Trickey's ledge 


Triumphant death 

Trotting park 

True eloquence 

True memorial church 

Trumpets for firemen 

Trustees of Rochester Academy 172, 

Tuftonborough circuit 

Tufts College 287, 

Tufts Divinity School 

Turkey roasting 


Two classes of church members 

Typical Yankee 



. 75 


. I o 

. 34 

, 539 
. 42 





Underground railroad 400 

Union College 339 

Union Democratic store 468 

Union Hotel 509 

Union Mission Band 184, 191, 320 

Union store 469 

Union Sunday school 245, 265, 571 

Unitarian church 407 

Unitarian convention 288 

Unitarian meetings 288 

United Order of American "\Vorkmen559 

Universalism 286 

Universalist ministers 280, 287 

Universalists 286 

Universalist society re-organized . . .286 
University of New York. . .346, 445, 449 

University of Michigan 449 

Unknown contributor 254 

Unpopularity of Rev. Avery Hall. 96, 97 

Unselfish example 341 

Unusual mortality 272, 586 

Upper mill 470, 477 

Upper iiarish 101 

Upper sawmill 464, 460 

Valley Forge 52, 68 

Valley of Jehoshaphat 563 

Value of library 180, 181, 182 

Value of lyceums 184 

Value of manufactures 502 

Vengeance for Indian massacre 26 

Vermont 136 

Verses 576 

Verses in memory of John Richards. 24 

Verses on Parson Main 580 

Vestry built 267, 285 

Vestry finished 249, 253 

Veto 174 

Village growth. 464 

Village in 1812 134 

Village in 1820 465 

Village schoolhouse 465 

Violence of liquor dealers 307, 316 

Virginia Historical Society 349 

Viscount Barrington 34 

Volunteer Infantrv 434 

Volunteers 18, 56, 57, 66, 69, 72, 73 

194, 195, 197, 198, 199. 

Votes for Congress 523 

Votes for governor 524 

Votes for president 518 

Votes against slavery extension 544 

Vox Populi 192, 400 

Wages 101 

Wages of teachers 166 

Wakefield-street schoolhouse 166 

Walker's bridge 307 



Wallace, E. G. & E 

Wallace's shoe factory 171, 

Wallace's tanneries ■ 

Walnut-grove church 

War appropriation 

War begun 

War currency 

AVar Democrats 

Ward. Roberts & Co 

War ended • 

War loans • • • 

Warning out poor 

War of 1812 148, 

War of Independence 

Warren Academy 

Warren's express 

War rumors 

War sermon 

War with England 

War with Mexico 

Washington Benevolent Society 

Washington eulogized 

Washington hall 275, 

Washingtonians 305 to 

Washington mob 

Washington University 

Watering the jury • . 

Water power 476, 

Water supply 550, 

Water works 

Watt's Hymns ■ 


W. C. T. U 184, 191, 


Webster's Spelling Book 

Webster's Third Part 159, 

Wecohamet Lodge 

Welden railroad 

AVens and cancers 

Wentworth Block 191, 192, 

Wentworth farm 

Wentworth garrison 

Wentworth Hall 

Wentworth House 

Wentworth street 

Wentworth Tavern 

AVesleyan Academy 

Wesleyan chapel 264, 

Wesleyan University 243, 

Western Islands 

West Indies 

Westminster Confession 

West Point Ajjademy 

Whig celebration 

Whig party 332, 

"VATiigs and Tories 

Whigs 388, 

" Whipping the cat " 

*' Whipping the goose " 

WTiitehall swamp 23, 







Whitehouse's New England Bards. . .366 

^^'hite Mountains 135, 373 

Whitney Blanket Mills 477 

Whittaker's Medical School 347 

Wide Awake 427 

Widows' fund 378 

Wilbraham Academy 438 

Wild animals 11, 12 

Williams College 461 

Will of Mr. Main 84 

Willow brook 10 

Wingate's lane 154 

Wingate's Tavern 154 

Winnipiseogee 15, 30, 136 

Winter Hill 56, 119 

Winter evenings 138 

Wisconsin State University 438 

Witch stories 110, 111 

Witticisms 97, 109 

Wolfeborough Academy . .171, 333, 398 

Wolfe Tavern 467, 485, 546, 560 

Wolf's store 469 

Wolf traps 127 

Wolves 127 

Woman's rights 566 

Woman suffrage 416 

Woman's work 199, 208 

Woman's work in early times 136 

Women of Rochester 198, 199 

Wonolanset 15 

Woodbine Lodge 558 

Woodbridge's Geography 162 

Wooden clocks 133 

Woodman House 489 

Wool carding 360 

Woolen factories 477 

Woolen goods 506 

Woolen manufacture 476, 502, 512 

Woolen mills 512, 514 

Wool washing 117 

Worcester & Gaf ney 457 

Worcester & Greenfield 473, 495 

Worcester & Nashua Railroad 493 

Workman's Protest 1^6 

World's fair 478 

Wounded soldiers 198 

Wreck of sorrow 445 

Yale College 97, 247, 248, 453, 458 

Yankee pluck 349 

Yankee wit 396 

Yeaton & Co 497, 500 

Yoking swine 541, 542 

York & Cumberland Railroad 492 

York County Bar 452, 453, 455 

York County, Me 352 

York Hospital 218 

Zeal of aged woman 197 

Zeal of new sects 



Adiiins Corner. 23, 104, IfJo, QTo 


Addi-son, Me 563 

Alexandria 443 

Alexandria, Va '219, 231 

Alfred, Me 453, 4M 

Alton. .218, 402, 407, 436, 441, 457 

499, 013,615,618,619, 021. 

Alton Bay 371,490 

Amesbury, Mass 449 

Auiesbury 3Iills, Mass . ... 422 
Andersonville, Ga.... 219, 225, 

229 232 233 435. 
Andoverr'Mas's. . .'.121, 246, 252 

345, 623. 

Annapolis, >Id 218, 435 

Antietani, Md 217, 225, 227 

231, 434. 

Antrim 448 

Arlington, Va 219, 222, 231 

Ashburnham, Mass 173 

Ashby, Mass 250 

Ashland, Mass 290, 402 

Ashtabula, Ohio 334 

Athens, Me 432 

Auburn, 3Iass 474 

Augusta, Me 272, 457 

Bacon Hill, N. Y 255 

Baltimore, -Md 220, 305 

Bambertr, German v 228 

Bangor,"Me 172, 380, 583 

Barnstead . . . .134, 337, 345, 408, 
437, 446, 447, 454, 467, 598, 609 
611, 617. 

Barnstead, C. E 233 

Barre, Mass 405 

Barrington. .9, 31, 34, 36, .37, 85 
99, 134, 150, 173, 218, 247, 249 
261, 208, 343, .344, 372, 443, 448 
451, 497, 519, 577, 579, 586 to 
.592, 595, .596, 598, 599, 600, 604 
007 to 612, 614 to 621. 

Baton Rouge, La 225 

Bath 247 

Beaufort, S. C 229 

Bedford 448 

Belfast, Me 217 

Belle Isle 219, 22S, 2.%3 

Belle Isle, N. Y 2.54 

Belmont 444 

Benicia, Cal 406 

Bennington, Vt 24, 67 

Ber-wick. Me.... 9, 85, 90. 97, 99 
100, 1.33, 264, 274, 275, 331, 429 
474, 588, .59.5, 006, fi08 to 611 
013, 015. 617. 619. 

Beverly, Mass 450 

Biddeford, Me. .88, 252, 433, 615 

Big Stone Gap, Va 460 

Blaisdeirs Corner 282, 562 

Bluehill, Me 254 

Boscawen 332 

Boston, Mass. .11, 5.5, ,56, 59, 119 
121, 122, 174, 170, 180, 187, 190 
226, 251, 252, 287, 294, 310, 322 
323, 328, 331, 333, 335. 3.50, 351 
358, 361, 364, 371, 374, 378, 380 
382, 383, 403, 404, 405, 432, 440 
444, 445, 446. 448, 449, 461, 478 
,503, 511, 513, 578, 585, 620, 623 

Bradford 4.37 

Bradford, 3Iass 329 

Bradford, Vt 267, 401 

Brattleborough, Vt 230 

Brazos-Santiago, Tex 220 

Brentwood 459 

Brewerton, N. Y 273 

Brimfield, Mass 263 

Bristol 328 

Bristol, Me 448 

Brookfleld 618, 621 

Brookfield, Mass 453 

Brookline 448 

Brookline, :Mass 358, 438 

Brooklyn, N. Y....r21, 122, 172 
355, *448, 456, 475, 583. 

Brownlield, Me 480 

Brownsville, Tex 224 

Brunswick, Me 380 

Bucksport, Me. . . 176, 334, 335 

Bull Run, Va 217,219 

Burlington, Iowa 398, 623 

Burlington, Kan 247 

Burlington, Vt 447 

Buxton, Me 420,611 

Cabot, Vt 

Cambridge, ^lass 52, 63, 

2.52, 327, 335, 3.54, 445, 451, 

Camden, Va 

Camp Nelson, Ky..217, 219, 

CamiJton 245, 

Canandaigna, N. Y 175, 


Canterbury 266, 

Canton, China 

Carrollton, La 217, 

Castine, Me 249, 

Castleton, Vt 

Cavendish, Vt 

Center Harbor. . 135, 4.52, 
Charleston, S. C . . .193, 226, 


Charlestown, Mass 

Charlotte, Vt 

Charlottesville, Va 

Chelmsford, -Mass 

Chelsea, Mass 213, 

Chester 34, 36, 

Chicago, 111.. . .269, 351, 365, 

447, 457, 623. 

Chichester 206. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 447, 





City Point, Va 219, 231, 232 

Claremont 268,209,387 

Cliftondale, Mass 276 

Cloverdale, Cal 277 

Cold Harbor, Va...22G, 230, 231 

Colebrook 387 

Columbia, Conn 450 

Columbia Furnace, Va — 226 

Columbus, Ohio 287 

Concord. ..152, 199, 218, 220, 228 

262, 207, 328, 329, 339, 345, 387 

409, 411, 434, 43.5, 443, 444, 452 

4.57, 474, 493, .529, .5.5.5. 

Concord, :\Iass 420, 427 

Constantinople — 172, 324 
Conwav. . .135, 219, 345, 346, 371 

452. 457, 488, .560, 609. 

Conway, .^lass 262 

Copenhagen, N. Y 439 

Corinth, Vt 401, 402 

Cornish, Me 402, 438 

Covington. Kv 434 

Craftsbury, Vt 439 

Crown Point 343 

Crown Point, X. Y liS 

Danville. Va 435, 437 

Deansville, X. Y 439 

Decatur, 111 235 

Dedham, Mass 99, 105 

Deep Run, Va 222 

Deerfield 243, 290, 387, 511 

Deering, .Ale 449 

Denver, Colo 418, 457 

Derrv 176, 368 

Dorchester, Mass 263 

Dover. 9, 14, 25, 31, 30. 37, 43, 44 
60, 84. 99, 100, 105, 117, 129 
134, 1.35, 1.36, 141, 1.50, 1.51, 104 
172, 173, 177, 179, 18.5, 186. 187 
197, 210, 218, 229, 233, 236, 245 
247, 249, 2.52, 255, 258, 261, 263 
264, 200, 270, 273, 276. 28.5, 28S 
289, 290, 291, 300, 304, 305, 306 
310. 311, 312, 314, 317, 331, 334 
344, 34.5, 347, 351, 3.57, 3.59, 364 
307, 368, 369, 371, 372, 378, 380 
381, 382, 384, 386, 388, 389, 394 
402 to 40.5, 413. 419, 421 to 
424, 427, 428, 437, 438 441 to 
445, 447, 450, 451 to 4.54, 4.50 
4.57, 470, 480. 488. 490, 491, 500 
.507, .551, .5.52. 577, .590, .591, ,594 
001, 605 to 0-20. 

Drurv's Bluff, Va 228, 233 

Dublin, Iieland 206 

Dubuque, Iowa 022 

Dudlev, Mass 405 

Durham. 30, 85, 100, 118, 134, 172 
245, 247, 251. 2.52, 2.53, 2.55, 329 
330, 364, 397, 432, 440, 4,50, 589 
604, 605, 611, 615,618, 619. 



East Hardwick, Vt — 
East Rochester. .10, 48, 
210, 219, 268, -Ili, 275, 
282, 283, 289, 318, 361, 
371,378, 443,447,449, 
.506, 510, 516, 556, 558, 

East Town 

Eaton 135, 

Effingham 97, 213, 

Eliot, Me 

Elmira, N. Y 

Epping 379, 

Exeter 1.5, .55,56, 58, 

146, 174, 175, 251, 332, 
350, 3.54, 379, 381, 386, 
4.53, 457, 458, 461, 479, 
583, 614. 


126, 164 
277, 281 
o62, 365 
467, 472 


231, 612 
214. 445 
.88, 242 
.69, 219 
387, 511 
116, 119 
334, 348 
406, 451 
527, .529 

Fairfax, Va 404 

Fairfax, Vt 439 

Fall River, Mass 40G, 421 

Falmouth, Me 336 

Farmiugton..9, 48, 104, 126, 129 
135, 151, 152, 1.53, 173, ISO, 212 
215, 217, 218, 245, 251, 253, 255 
257, 268, 303, 313, 322, 327, 344 
397, 398, 402, 428, 444, 445, 456 
459, 473, 474, 492, 495, 500, 501 
511, 519, ,549, 551, 553, 558, 565 
605, 613, 614, 615, 617 to 621. 

Fayette, Me 453 

Fitchburg, Mass 280 

Florence, S. C 219, 232, 435 

Franklin 332, 446 

Fredericksburg, Va . . .218, 219 
221, 223, 231, 232, 434, 442. 

Freedom 457 

Friendship, Me 263 

Fryeburg, Me 345, 346 

Galveston, Tex 

Gardiner, 3Ie 

Georgetown, Kv 

Gettysburg, Penn.230, 231, 

Gilford 354, 

Gilmanton . . . .134, 135, 324, 
.387, 407, 444, 445, 454, 457. 


Globe Village, Mass 

Goffstown 246, 

Gonic....l0, 43, 136, 1.58, 163, 
186, 190, 192, 217, 219, 220, 
257, 285, 305, 308, 318, 319, 
3.55 to 359, 361, 362, 364, 
370, 400, 431, 432, 445, 446, 
449, 467, 472, 495, 515, 551, 

Gordonsville, Va 

Gorham, Me 

GreatFalls 10, 11, 177, 185, 
233, 247, 249, 2.53, 2.55, 276, 
291,307, 309, 31.5, 350,371, 
398, 422, 444, 449, 451, 466, 
470, 476, 477, 487, 490, 491, 
510, 5.55. 


Halifax, N. S 4.50 

Hallowell, Me 332 

Hampden, Me 436 

Hampton.. 120, 249, 276, 333, 4.50 

Hampton Falls 3S7 

Hampton, Va 228 

Hanover . .176, 245, 246, 332, 407 
454, 460. 

Hanover, Conn 247 

Harper's Ferrj-, Va 232 

Hartford, Conn 172, 377, 450 

Harvard, Mass 2,52 







Haverhill 84,334 

Haverhill, Mass. . . .33, 121, 122 

276, 335, 357, 408, 440, 443, 617 

Hillsborough Bridge. .255, 460 

Hilton Head, S. C 219 

Hiram, Me 437, 449 

Hoboken, N. Y 4.55 

Hopkinton .... 175, 269, 270, 345 

Ilopkinton, Mass 105 

Hubbardton, Vt 67 

Indianapolis, Ind 436 

Ipswicli, 3Iass 121, 247 

Jackson, Miss 435 

Jaflrev 440, 441 

James Island, S. C 226, 233 

Jefferson, Wise 447 

Jerry's Point 58 

Jersej- City, N.J 455 

Jonesport, Me 563 

Kansas Citj', Mo 355 

Keene 417, 551 

Kennebunkpoit, Me 243 

Killingly, Conn 255 

Kingston 288, 451 

Kingston, :Mass 355 

Kinsington 606 

Kittery,Me..58, 96, 133, 336, 403 
429, 607, 608. 

Knoxville, Kv 435 

Knoxville, Md 217 

Laconia 253, 332, 422 

Lake Village 402 

Lancaster 252, 613 

Lawrence, Mass. ..185, 192, 194 

228, 269, 273, 27.5, 367, 432, 433 


Lee 134, 402 

Lempster 230 

Lewiston, Me 447 

Lebanon, Me. -.9, 27, 83, 85, 177 

190, 217, 247, 249, 2.51, 273, 274 

282, 452, 455, .599, 610, 613, 616 

to 619. 

Lexington, Ky 434 

Lexington, Mass... 55, 116, 158 

194, 323, 513, 529. 

Limiugtou, Me 429 

Londonderry 33, 34, 37, 450 

,527, 560. 

Londonderry, Ireland 367 

London, England 368 

Los Angeles, Cal 192,446 

Los Vegas, N. M 446 

Louisburg 52, 56, 118 

Lowell, ."Mass. .192, 217, 220, 354 

3.57, 364, 380, 381, 394, 400, 420 

444, 448, 477, 585. 

Lowthorpe, England 421 

Lynchburg, Va 435 

Lynn, Mass. . .174, 355, 444, 476 

Lynnfield, Mass 450 

Machias, Me 451 

Macon, Ga 432, 500 

Madburv. . .71, 213, 330, 500, 577 

607, 611, 613, 61.5. 

aiadison 449 

Maiden, Mass 87 

Manchester . . .176, 224, 228, 236 

287, 288, 291, 338, 411, 447, 456 


Manchester, Conn 255 

Manitowoc, Wise 173 

Marblehead, INIass 288 

Marlborough, Mass 436 

Marlo^v 439 

Marshfleld, Mass 88 

Meaderborough . . . 159, 257, 307 

308, 309, 324, 507. 

Medford, Mass 175, 3.54 

Melrose, 3Iass 444 

^Memphis, Tenn 233 

Jleredilh 285, 387 

Meredith Bridge.. 332, 422, 452 

Meriden, Conn 97 

Methuen, Mass.... 121, 122, 193 

276, 400, 441. 

Methuen Falls, Mass 192 

Middleburv, Vt 439 

Middleton.. .54, 72, 134, 135, 223 

441, .509, 609, 611, 612, 617, 620 


Milford 442 

Jlilton . . .9, 48, 104, 126, 129, 135 

151, 1,52, 174, 223, 247, 249, 265 

268, 351, 364, 397, 429, 438, 454 

457, 481, 500, 527, 558, 605, 614 

to 620. 

Milton :\Iills 268, 274, 4,52 

Milton Three Ponds 551 

Milwaukee, Wise 173 

Minneapolis, Minn 346 

Mobile, Ala 222 

Montclair, N.J 583 

Montgomery, Vt 439 

3Iontpelier," Vt 438 

Montreal 63 

Moultonborough. .379, 387, 597 
Mt. McGregor, N. Y 355 

Nantucket, Mass 507 

Nashua. .287, 335, 405, 441 to 444 

448, 493. 

Natick, Mass 473 

Needham, Mass 121 

Neligh, Neb 253 

New Boston 456 

Newbury, :Mass 229, 331 

Newburyport, 3Ias3...248, 431 


Newcastle 65, 333, 336 

New Durham... 99, 126, 134, 223 

228, 280, 281, .345, 347, 372, 407 

.597, .598, 607, 609, 613, 614, 618 
New Durham Gore . . . .602, 609 

610, 611. 
Ne-wfield, Me.. 233, 429, 444, 617 

New Hampton 452 

New Haven, Conn 97,427 

Newichwannoc 1.3, 15 

Newington.36, 336, 431, 587, 588 

60S, 615, 620. 

New Ipswich 440 

Newmarket .. .251, 274, 288, 291 

406, 422, 443, 450, 608, 615. 
New Marlborough, Mass.. 455 
New Orleans. La ..217, 218, 220 

222, 227, 228, 309. 

Newport 460 

Newport, Me 210 

Newport News, Va 434 

Newport, R.I 69, 437, 561 

Newport, Vt 256, 439 

Newton City, Iowa 394 

Newton, N. Y 69 

New York, N. Y.63, 121, 176, 243 

328, 354, 383, 3.S6, 433, 441, 443 

445, 448, 454, 4.55, 493, 583, 623 

Nicholasville, Ky 434 

Northampton, Mass — 93, 251 

North Berwick, Me. . . .357, 439 

451, 499. 



North Conwav 175 

Noithtielil ....". 235 

North Haniptoii 240, -245 

North StratVoril 191 

Northwootl 134, 242, 615 

Norway, Me 365 

Norway Plains 323 

Nottingham 34, 36, 437 

NntfieUl 33 

Oakland, Cal 433 

Old Orchard, Me 277 

Ossapee Gore 610 

Ossipee 27, 135, 3S7, 436, 453, 4.55 

Padueah, Ky 


Parsonstield. Me.. 352, 354, 
402, 447, 609. 


Peabodv, Mass 

Peacham, Vt 477, .507, 

Peavevville, Me 

Peekskill, N. Y 




Pepperell. Mass 

Peru, Mass 

Petersburg, Va. . . .218, 224, 
229. 4.55. 

Philadelphia, Penn . . .218, 
365, 422, 442, 446, 529. 


Pittsburg, Penn 

Pittsfield 219,285, 

Pittstield, 111 

Plymouth 13.5, 288,443, 

Plymouth, Mass 

Pocotalgo, S. C 

Pomfret, Conn 

Port Byron, N. Y 

Port Hudson, La.. 201, 217, 
224, 225, 227, 228, 231, 233, 

Portland, Me.. 236, 438, 493, 

Portsmouth 28, 30, 36, 37, 53 
58, 90. 93, 117, 121, 129, 
135, 138, 147, 1.50, 153, 155, 
217, 219 221, 222, 228, 235, 
247, 287, 298, 300, 322, 326, 
334, 336, 337, 369, 382, 386, 
402,413, 428,429,431,440, 
460, 467, 485, 494, 5(i7, 527, 
,551, .5.57, 570, .577, 579, 583, 
594, 600, 618, 619, 620. 

Portsmouth Grove, R. I. .. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y 

Providence, R. I.. 251, 258, 
437, 459, .508, 621. 

Putnam, Conn 






, 57 



Quebec 32,56, 63, 118 

Quincy, Mass 511 

Raleigh, N. C 233, 349 

Reading, Mass 191,4:39 

Richmond, :Me 285 

Richmond, Va.l73, 221, 222, 230 

Kockford, 111 176,338 

Rockport, -Mass 471 

Rollinsford .500 

Roxburv, Me .334 

Koyalton, Vt 447 

Runiford, Me 448 

Russellvillc, Kv 4.55 

Rye 8.5,614 

Saccarappa, Me.. .447, 47(), 491 


Saco, .Me 283, 3.52, 402, 620 

Salem 273 

Salem, Mass. . .326, 401, 421, 444 

4.50, 489. 

Salem, N. Y .577 

Salisbury 332, 401 

Salisbury, N. C 222, 225 

Salisbury Plain, Mass 401 

S.almon Falls. . . .14, 17, 252, 306 

Sanbornton.. . .173, 210, 331, 332 

Sandwich .135, 378, 429, 445, 452 

Sanford, Me. . .431, 437, 453, 455 
San Francisco, Cal — 406, 414 


.Santa Rita, Cal 447 

Saratoga 52, 66, 67, 68 

Saundersville, Mass 254 

Schenectady, N. Y 220, .338 

Seabrook 275 

Shapleigh, Me. 4.52, 455, 610, 611 

613, 615, 617, 620. 

Sioux City, Iowa 622 

Skowhegan, Me 436 

Slatersville, R.I 441 

Somers worth. . .9, 85, 90, 98, 99 

133, 150, 174, 265, 334, 547, 590 

591. 594, 595, 607 to 612, 615 

to 620. 
South Berwick, Me. 15, 174, 215 

240, 245, 247, 251, 2.52, 2.53, 281 

351, 402, 440. 

South Coventi'v. Conn 2.55 

South Hadley , !Mass 176 

South Mountain, Md 221 

South Newmarket 266, 287, 288 
Spottsvlvania, Va.23I, 232, 435 

Springfield, 111 235 

Springfield, La 227 

Springfield, Mass 220, .563 

Springvale, Me 476,511 

Spruce Creek, Me 429 

Squamauagonic.U, 43, 495, 501 

Squamscott Falls 15 

Steep Falls, Me 284 

St. Johns 64 

St. Johnsbury, Vt 250 

St. Louis, Mo. .176, ,350, 39S, 446 

459, 460. 

Stoneham, Mass 439 

St. Paul, Minn 425 

.St. Peter, Minn 424, 425 

Stratford 9, 150, 173, 177, 268, 343 

344, 3.55, 420, 437, 443, 449, 4.56 


StralTord Ridge 344 

Stratham 85, 349, 3.50 

Suncook 274 

Sweden, Me 619 

Syracuse, N. Y 219 

Tamworth 135, 223, 449, 455 

Thornton 446 

Three Ponds 155 

Ticunderoga. . .24, 64, 6-5, 66, 67 


Tilton 268 

Topeka, Kan 270 

Topsham, Me 404 

Topshani, Vt 461 

Towow, Me.. . .82, 83, 85, 592 to 


Trenton, N. .1 52 

Tuftonborough. . . .212, 436, 612 

619, 620. 
Tunbridge, Vt 344 

Union 268,331 

Uxbridge, Mass 251 

Vicksburg, Miss.. .219, 229, 233 

434, 435. 

Wakefield. .97, 111, 126, 134, 135 
219, 242, 352, 437, 443, 444, 451 
481, aiO, 606, 608, 609 to 615 
617 to 620. 

Wallingford, Conn 90 

Warner 332 

Warren, Mass 442 

Washington 439, 609 

Washington, D. C..174, 194, 217 
219, 221, 222, 223, 225, 229, 273 
326, 381, 382, 404, 410, 413, 434 

435, 4.54, 456, 559. 

Watertown 126 

Waterville, Me 449 

Weare 437 

Weirs... 236 

Wells, Me 85, 96, 249, 402 

Wenham, Mass 227, 487 

West Lebanon. Me 189 

Westminster, Mass 448 

West Newton, Mass 331 

West Point 70 

Welmore, N. D 466 

Weymouth, Mass 448 

Wheatland, Va 434 

Whitehall, N. Y 66 

White Ranch, Tex 220 

White Sulphur Springs, Va. 

224, 4.34. 

Wilderness, Va 435 

Williamsburg, Va 232 

Wilmington, N. C 435 

Woburn, Mass 429 

Wolfeborough .54, 126, 134, 135 

185, 364, 367, 441, 443, 447, 60S 

617, 618, 619. 

Woodstock, Me 475 

Woodstock, R.I 448 

Woodstock, Vt 407, 446 

Worcester, Mass 175 

Y'ankton, Dak 623 

Y'ork. Me. . ..S3, 96, 429, 586, 589 
Yorktown, Va 52, 70 


A name may occur more than once on a page. The separation of persons bearing tlic same name is probably somewhat 

Abbot, Dr 327 

Abbot, Rev. George J 161 

280, 281. 

Abbott, A. L 238 

Abbott, Benn 462 

Abbott, Charles M 529 

Abbott, DanielJ 409 

Abbott, Gen ....622 

Abbott, J. J 319, 461, 462 

Abbott, John 461 

Abbott, Mrs. J. J 461, 462 

Abbott, Sarah 455 

Abbott, William P 226 

Adams, Capt. Winborn 56 

Adams, George J 562 

Adams, Isaac 378 

Adams, James 533, 548 

Adams, James 183 

Adams, John 202, 518 

Adams, John Quincy..372, 384 


Adams, Joseph 533 

Adams, Lieut. James 146 

Adams, Rev. .John F 263 

Adams, Re^-. John R 247 

Adams, Rev. Joseph 76, 77 

Adams, Sam'l 183 

Adams, Seth 378 

Adams, W. H 515 

Adisone, John .534 

Agnew, J. R 515 

Akerman, Benjamin M 171 

Akerman, Mrs. B 322 

Akerman, Mrs. J 322 

Alden, Hannah 421 

Alden, .John 421 

Alden, Priscilla 421 

Alden, Thomas 40 

Aldrich, Levi L 200 

Alen, Will 78 

Allard, Henry 61 

Allard, Job 565 

Allen, Amasa 282 

Allen, Daniel 31 

Allen, Ebenezer 71 

Allen, Elizabeth A 281 

Allen, Jacob 31 

Allen, James 62 

Allen, John. .68, 77, 531, 538, 541 


Allen',' John .5.34 

Allen, Joshua.. 102, .532, 534, 560 , 
Allen, Levi W 281, 314, 466 

469, 473. 

Allen, Rev. B. R 251 

Allen, Rev. Henry E 274 

Allen, Sam'l 39, 61, 66. 71 

Allen, Samuel 240, 243, 256, .585 

Allen, Sarah A 281 

Allen, William....32, 48, 54, 61 
90, 99, 532, 533, 546. 

Allen, Wm. H 169 

Alley, Dan'l 32, 56, 66, 70 

Alley, Ephraim 56, 71 

Alley, Otis 71 

Allison, George 555 

Alon, John 78 

Ambler, John 39 

Ambrose, Albert G 457 

Ambrose, Stephen 452 

Ambrose, Susan 452 

Amsden, Charles H 526 

Anderson, Celia J 438 

Anderson, Chas 209 

Anderson, Ethel D 439 

Anderson, James 439 

Anderson, Gen 194 

Anderson, Gertrude L 439 

Anderson, I^aura A 439 

Anderson, Mr 169 

Anderson, IVIrs. S. H 439 

Anderson, Rev. G 286 

Anderson, Samuel H 439 

Andrew, John A 383 

Andrews, E 364 

Anthoine, I. G 448 

Anthony, Joseph 477 

Armstrong, Henry J 209 

Arnold, Benedict 63 

Arthur, C. R 436 

Asbury, Bishop 436 

Ash worth, John 515 

Aston, John 39 

Atherton, Charles G 393 

Atkinson, George 524 

Atwell, Charlotte 121 

Atwood, John 525 

Austin, David 196, 209 

Austin, Moses 62 

Austin, Nicholas 54 

Avery, Daniel Plumer 209 

Avery, Frank L 209, 237 

Avery, John 210 

Avery, John M 232 

Avery, Stephen D 198, 210 

Averv, Samuel A 210 

Avery, Walter M 210 

Ayer, Elizabeth G 454 

Ayer, Rev. Aaron 279 

Babb, John W 210 

Babb, Stephen E 210 

Babb, William H 534 

Bachelder, Mary 441 

Badger, Joseph, Jr 63, 518 

Badger, Judith 454 

Badger, William 329, 525 

Baker, Jacob H 210 

Baker, Nathaniel B 525 

Baker, Rev. Charles. . .265, 574 
Baker, Rev. Osmon C..161, 267 


Bakei", Squire 567 

Ballard, Capt. W. H 621 

Ballard, Joseph 183 

Bamford, Joseph 210 

Bancroft, George 323 

Bancroft, 31rs. Nathaniel. .450 

Bancroft, Mrs. Thomas 450 

Bancroft, Nathaniel 450 

Bancroft, Thomas 179, 450 

Banister, Rev. Warren 260 

261, 573. 

Banks, Gen.N. P 227,433 

Bantum, John 40 

Barker, Anna S 351, 583 

Barker, Benjamin . 349 

Barker, Benjamin, Jr 349 

Barker, Caroline M 351, 583 

Barker, Charles A 351 

Barker, David. 131, 162,349,464 

476, 477, .519, 528, 532, 539, 585 
Barker, David, Jr 103, 170 

171, 173, 177. 183, 244, 327, 350 

476, 519, 528, 535. 

Barker, David, 3d 350 

Barker, Deac. Benj — 188, 196 

241, 248, 249, 253, 256, 350, 476 


Barker, Debby 349 

Barker, Deborah 349 

Barker, i^mily :M 351 

Barker, Eliza 31 351 

Barker, George 171, 351, 539 

Barker, George F 351 

Barker, George W 491, 351 

Barker, Hiram 154 

Barker, .John 533 

Barker, John 31 351 

Barker, Jonas M 351 

Barker, Joy W 515 

Barker, Louise, A 350 

Barker, Maria 351 

Barker, ^larj- 350 

Barker, Mrs.' Benjamin 351 

Barker, Mrs. David 327 

Barker, Mrs. David, Jr 349 




Barker, Mrs. George 351 

Barker, Phebe 349 

Barker, Thomas S 351 

Barker, William . .134, 170, 349 

494, 528, 539. 

Barker, William 351 

Barnard, Edward 538 

Barnard, George E 583 

Barnes, Benjamin, Jr 187 

Barnum, Rev. S. H 255 

Barrows, Lorenzo D 526 

Bartlett, Ichabod..333, 382, 518 


Bartlett, James 452 

Bartlett, Josiah 524 

Bartlett, Rev. W. C 276 

Bartlett. Snsan 571 

Bartlett, Thomas 161 

Bass, Rev. E. C....234, 255, 272 

Batchelder, James 383 

Bates, Rev. Lewis 261, 573 

Battv, Michael 210 

Baxter, Elizabeth 408 

Bean, David S 210 

Bean, Ellen 281 

Bean, F. R 515 

Bean, George J 210 

Bean, Henry F 210 

Bean, Joel 161 

Bean, Levi 210 

Bean, Lucy 210 

Bean, Rev. Samuel 249 

Bean, William M 210 

Beargin, John 61 

Beard, Lt. Joseph 38, .50 

Beary, Stephen 78 

Beauregard, Gen 194 

Bedell, John 526 

Beecher, John 210, 237, 555 

Beech, Moses S 563 

Beede, Eli 520 

Beedle, William 364 

Belcher, J 78 

Belknap, Rev. Jeremiah .. .99 


Bell, 311 

J!ell, Capt. F. M 66 

Bell, Charles H 365, 526 

Bell, Charles U 583 

Bell, Eliza U 583 

Bell, James 431, 525 

Bell, John 520 

Bell, John 525 

Bellows. Benjamin 518 

Bell, Polly 179 

Bell, Samuel 524 

Bemis, Dr 373 

Bennett, George A 238 

Bennett, Rev. Leonard — 266 


Bennett, Robert 210 

Benwick, Abraham 18 

Bennick, Lt. Abram 40 

Bergin, John 56, 65 

Berrey, Joseph 78 

Berry, A. F 238 

Berry. Dr. John M 442 

Berry. Frank H....19f), 191, 192 
Berry, George G.. .190, 191, 192 

Berry, James 59 

Beny , Joseph 59 

Berry. John M 161 

Berry, J. W 471 

Berrv, Nathaniel S .525, 526 

Berry, N. L 538 

Berry, Rev. Eben C 274 

Berry, Stephen — 01, 65, 77 to 

80, 87. 120. 250, 486, 533, 542. 
Berry, William 32 

Bickf ord, Aaron 31 

Bicklord, Benjamin 38, 62 

Bickford, Charles W . .230, .530 

Bickford, David 210 

Bickford, Eleazar 40 

Bickford, Henry 499 

Bickford, Huldah 82, 548 

Bickford, Ichabod 31 

Bickford, Ira 289 

Bickford, Isaac 210 

Bickford, James F 210 

Bickford , Jethro 39 

Bickford, John.. . .40, 48, 59, 68 

77, 78, 79, 241, 530, 531, 533. 

Bickford, John, Jr 77 

Bickford, John, 2d 534 

Bickford, John, Sen 38 

Bickford, Jona 62 

Bickford, Joseph 40 

Bickford, Lemuel 61 

Bickford, Mehetabel 210 

Bickford, Mrs 278 

Bickford, Mrs. Isaac 210 

Bickford, Newell J 469 

Bickford, Rev. C. A 285 

Bickford, Richard 532 

Bickford, Samuel 534 

Bickford, Sarah 571 

Bickford, Widow 5S4 

Bickford, Winfleld S 210 

Bigelow, Rev. Noah.. .262, 575 

Billings, John F 236, 287 

Birke, David, Jr 183 

Birney, James G 384, 520 

Bissell, Fluvia 247 

Black, Jeremiah S .520 

Blackmar, Charles E..196, 211 

Blackmar, Ebenezer C.537, 558 

Blackmar, George 237 

Blackmar, .John 526 

Blackstone, William 39 

Blaine, James G 520 

Blaisdell, Benjamin F.210, 562 

Blaisdell, Charles .562 

Blaisdell, Charles C 211 

Blaisdell, Daniel G 211 

Blaisdell, Eliza M 210 

Blaisdell, George W .562 

Blaisdell, James 211 

Blaisdell, James W 198 

Blaisdell, John 211 

Blaisdell, John W 211 

Blaisdell, Joseph. .210, .520, 562 

Blaisdell, Mrs. Joseph 210 

Blake, Betsey B 4.53 

Blake, Rev. C. E 279 

Blake, Rev. Ebenezer. 260, 261 


Blake, William ,535 

Blasdell, Ephraini 179 

Blasdell, William W 179 

Blazo, Charles 161, 447, 529 


Bliss, Charles H 198, 211 

Bliss, Samuel F 211 

Bocock, Richard 515 

Bodge, Caroline 176 

Bodge, James 473, .540 

Bodwell, Dr 122 

Boody. Sylvester O 238 

Booth, 318 

Bouche, Pierre 211 

Bowditch, Dr 425 

Bo wen. Bishop 89 

Bowen, Rev 89 

Bowles, Rev 287 

Bovle, James L 211 

Brackett, Charles R 237 

Brackett, Cyrus 211, 237 

Brackett, Moses D 211 

Bradbury, Edwin 558 

Brailbury, Jane 401 

Bradford, Mrs .583 

Bradford, Mrs. Russell 335 

Bradford, Russell 335 

Bradlee, Rev. Charles W . .272 

Bradley, Adeline 477 

Bradley, Apphia 345 

Bradley, Bishop 291 

Bradley, Charles W....167, 318 

Bradley, Joshua 477 

Bradley, Mrs. C. W 586 

Bradle5', ^Irs. Joshua 477 

Bradley, Rev. John 1 291 

Bradley, Sophronia E 272 

Bragdon, Charles .520 

Brant, Joseph 70 

Brayant, Walter 48 

Bray, Samuel 400 

Breckenridge, John C .520 

Breckenridge, AVilliam J.. 193 

Breed, F. W 474 

Brewer, Ellen 281 

Brewer, Rev. Harvey..l61, 164 


Brewster, Ebenezer 541 

Brewster, John. ..61, 64, 65, 67 

72, 74, 100, 532, 533, 542. 

Brewstei', Rosa 571 

Brieuster, Lt. John 54 

Bright, .Jesse D 390 

Brock, Elijah 520 

Brock, Nicholas. . .211, 238, 529 

Brock, Sarah C 586 

Brock, Stephen 238 

Broderick, Johannah 457 

Brodhead, John 574 

Bi-own, Charles 211 

Brown, Charles W.153, 169, 189 

2.56, 315, 46S, 490, 493, 510, 529 


Brown, Enoch G 211 

Browne, Wallace W 161 

Brown, Frank S 377 

Brown, G. M 472 

Browning, John W 212 

Brown, Isaac 179 

Brown. James 528, 534 

Brown, John 179 

Brown, John 387 

Brown, Joseph E 212 

Brown, Joseph F 213 

Brown, Josiah 212, 437 

Brown, Moses 61, 532 

Brown, 3Irs. Frank S 377 

Brown, Mrs. .Josiah 437 

Brown, Rev. J. H 281 

Brown, Rev. W. W 280 

Brown, Robert 212 

Brown, Susanna 437 

Brown , Thomas 90 

Brown. Thomas 61 

Brown, Thomas ...188, 207, 196 

256, 302, 466, 492, 532, 558. 

Brown, Thomas, Jr 62 

Brown, W^arren G 526 

Bruster, Ebenezer 77 

Bryant, James M 212 

Bryant, Thomas 469 

Buchanan, James 520 

Buck.Dr 443 

Bucklev, Louis 212 

Bucks, John 40 

Buffum, David H 11 

Bunker, Daniel — 31 

Bunker, James 38 

Bunker, Rev. A. W 270 



Burcksteail, Joseph 237 

Biii'^css, Joiin 542 

TUirke, FaIuiuiuI 384 

Hmke, Edwaiil 212 

BiiikcJolin 212, 237 

Bnileigli, Anna H 450 

Burleigh, Ellen M 429 

. Burleigh, John 429 

T'.urleigh, John A 47S 

Burleigh, I'licbe 429 

Burley, Mrs. Oliver P 571 

Burley, Oliver P 577 

Burnsxni, .James 38 

Burnani, John 38 

Burnam, Robert 38 

Burnhain, Charles S 238 

Burnhani, Enoch 65 

Burnham, Nathaniel ..1G7, 270 
468, 482, 483, 530. 

Burnhani, K. DeWitt 470 

Burnham, Rev. Benjamiu.2G0 

Burnham, Robert 18 

Burnham, W. H. Y 467, 500 

Burns, Anthony.: 383 

Burns, Benjamin F 212 

Burnside, Gen 211,435 

Burr, M. L 495 

Burroughs, Edward 31 

Burr, Rosalie K 459 

Burt, William L 38;^ 

Burt, Rev. Federal 245 

Busel, Jack 78 

Busell, Jeams 78 

Bussel, !?imon 82 

Bussev, .John 38 

Butler, A. P 391 

Butler, Benjamin F.. . .194, 520 

Butler, G. E 237 

Butterfleld, William 212 

Buzzel, John B ....242, 487, 494 

Calne, Patrick 212 

Cairns, Rev. J 273, 274 

Calef, Daniel .571 

Calef, George.VV 212 

Calef, James 5S4 

Calef, .John S .534 

Calf, Elizabeth .572 

Calhoun, John C 391,392 

Calvin, .John 574 

Campbell, Rev. George W .245 

Canney, 480 

Canney, Benjamin 154 

Canney, Charles William .212 

Canney, Deborah 585 

Canney, Ebenezer 212 

Canney, Edward M 212 

Canney, Elizabeth 212 

Canney, Moses 488 

Canney, Mrs. Ebenezer — 212 

Canovim, Rev. Father 291 

Carle, Samuel 39 

Carnes, Rev. Father 291 

Carpenter, George 526 

CaiT, Capt. James 72 

Car r, Edgar S 526 

Carroll, Owen 213, 237 

Carswell, Edward 316 

Carter, Daniel 453 

Carter, Daniel R 487 

Carter, .John 40 

Carter, Mrs. Daniel 4.53 

Carter, Polly 437 

Carter, Rev. Clark 253 

Carter, Sanborn B 453, 4.55 

Carter, Thomas 69 

Cartland, 499 

Cartland, Moses A 411 

Carty, 555 


Case, Huldali 436 

Cassidy, Peter .535 

Cass, Lewis 380, .520 

Cass, Rev. William D..267, 575 

Caswell, Rev. A. A 276 

Cate, Asa P 525, 526 

Gate, Augustus 212 

Cate, Horatio L 191, .555 

Cate, John G 212 

Cate, Joshua N 520 

Cate, Moses T 166 

Cater, Andrew J 212 

Cater, Isaac C 213 

Cater, Lovey 212 

Cater, Otis 212 

Cater, Mrs. Otis 212 

Catlin, ... 499 

Cavanaugh, Arthur 213 

Cavendcr, Moody .509 

Caverly, Carrie 448 

Caverly, Charles F. . . .485, 529 


Caverly, William B 213 

Chadbourn, Dr 443 

Chadwick, George W 213 

Chamberlain, Ebenezer ...332 

Chamberlain, Levi — 525 

Chamberlain, Saniuel..lS3, 585 
Chamberlain, Samuel, Jr.. 179 

Chamberlain, Sarah 572 

Chamberlain, Thomas.. .59, 66 

Chamberlin, Deac. William 

54, 61, 76, 77, 90, 99, 142, 256 

530 to 533. 

Chamberline, Ned 132 

Chamberlin, James 56, 61 

Chamberlin, Samuel — 61, 91 

241, 256. 

Chandler, Dr. Moses 345 

Chandler, Rev. Samuel 242 

Chapman, Anna 3.50 

Chapman, Henry 3.50 

Chapman, John 350, 362 

Chapman, Maiia 350 

Chapman, Mrs. John 3.50 

Chapman, Rev. J. M 271 

Chapman, Thomas 350 

Chapman, William 350 

Chace, Martha 331 

Chase, Abraham 429 

Chase, Betsey 429 

Chase, Betsey S . . .397, 429, 571 

Chase, Bradstreet 429 

Chase, Charles K..18S, 189, 196 

197, 206, 261, 315, 316, 377, 429 

467, 529, 530, 558. 

Chase, Charles S 429 

Chase, Charles W 213 

Chase, E. W 466 

Chase, George W 429 

Chase, Grace M. J 429, 449 

Chase, Harriet 438 

Chase, Harriet L 429, 347 

Chase, Harriet M 219 

Chase, Harry W 429 

Chase, Jessie 429 

Chase, John D 429 

Chase, John, Jr 429 

Chase, John, 3d 429 

Chase, Josiah 429 

Chase, Josiah, 2d 429 

Chase, Maria J 429 

Chase, Mark 429 

Chase, :Mary Y 429 

Chase, Maud H 430 

Chase, Mrs. Charles K 377 

429 430. 
Chasel Mrs. John, Jr 429 

Chase, Mrs. Simon 429 

Chase, Nellie 429 

Chase, Rev. A. L 277 

Chase, Rev. Edwin S..274, 438 

Chase, Rev. John 429 

Chase, Rev. Stephen 333 

Chase, Sally 429 

Chase, Salmon P 389 

Chase, Sarah 333 

Chase, Sarah F 429 

Chase, Sarah 31 430 

Chase, Simon. .15.5, 171, 196, 263 

264, 265, 272, 339, 347, 397, 428 

429. 466, 467, 478, 479, 486. 
Chase, William.. . .274, 438, 583 
Chase, Wingate . . .429, 555, .571 

Chase, Thomas 429 

Chase, Thomas, 2d 429 

Chatburne, Esquire 100 

Cheney, Person C .526 

Chesley. B. F 237 

Cheslev, Ebenezer ...56, 61, 66 

67, 70. 
Chesley, Elizabeth . . . .359, 432 

Chesley, Elizabeth L 513 

Chesley, Fred L 530, 5.55 

Chesley, George W 211 

Chesley, Ichabod 39 

Chesley, .James 61, 432, .585 

Chesley, J. Edwin 188 

Chesley, .John 213 

Chesley, Jonathan 39 

Chesley, .Joseph 39 

Chesley, Lewis A 238, 284 

Chesley, Lydia A 432 

Chesley, Mary 98 

Chesley, Philip 39 

Cheslej-, Rev. Plummer. . . 281 


Che'sley, Sally 164 

Cheslev, Samuel 39 

Cheslev, Shadrack 241 

Chesman, John W 238 

Chisholm, Charles 199 

Choate, Wilbur H 213 

Christie, Daniel M 172, 173 

310, 312, 314, 334, 370, 373, 382 

389, 452, 453. 

Christie, Ira 369 

Chute, A.P 172 

Cilley, Col 71 

Cilley, General 518 

Cilley, Rev 286 

Cillev, Rev. Moses T 271 

Clapp, Elizabeth G. A 454 

Clark. Abram 40 

Clark, Ann .572 

Clark, Benjamin 219 

Clark, C. E 471 

Clark, Charles H 213 

Clarke, Aaron 493, 501 

Clarke, Mrs. Amasa 478 

Clark, George D 238 

Clark, George W 215 

Clark, Haniel 59 

Clark, Jacob 520 

Clark, .James 39 

Clark, James F 213 

Clark, Joseph. .179, 183, 450, 528 

522, 537. 

Clark, Lewis S 555, 5,56 

Clark, Mrs. Hannah 322 

Clark, Mrs. .Joseph 450 

Clark, Mrs. Simeon 450 

Clark, Phil 622 

Clark, Rev. Abner.... 262, ,575 

Clark, Robert 135 

Clark, Ruf us 199, 497 

Clark, Samuel 213 



Clark, Simeon 450 

Clark, Solomon. ..59, 62, 68, 77 

78, 542. 

Clark, Susan 571 

Clark, Susan O... 219 

Clark, Sylvester .520 

Clary, Rev. Joseph W 245 

Clay, Alpbeus 213 

Clay, Charles H 213 

Clay. Henry. . .326, 362, 382, 384 


Clay, Hosea C 213 

Clay, Mrs. Hosea C 213 

Clayton, John B 586 

Clay, \Villiam 39 

Cleare, Joseph M 238 

Clements, James 31, 39 

Clements, Job 31, 39, 62 

Clements, John 39 

Cleveland, Addie M 275 

Cleveland, Grover 436, 520 

Cleveland, Hosmer 247 

Cleveland, Mrs. Hosmer. . .247 
Cleveland, Rev. A. A.. 275, 276 
Cleveland, Rev. Edward.. 247 

Cleveland, Rev. I. P 251 

Cley, Jeams 78 

Clinton, DeWitt 519 

Clinton, George 518 

Clougb, George E 21o 

Clough, John 213 

Clough, Mrs. John 213 

Clough, Rev. J. F 290 

Clough, Sarah 213 

Cloutman, Eliphalet 585 

Cloutman, Hezekiah. .179, 532 
Cloutman, John. . . .62, 485, 533 

Cloutman, Thomas 62 

Cobb, Owen 169 

Cochran, Charles A 449 

Cochrane, Alfred E 456 

Cochrane, George E 456 

Cochran, Elizabeth 560 

Cochrane, Mrs. Alfred E ..4.56 
Cochrane, Mrs. George E..456 

Coe, Mrs. Mary U 583 

Coffin, Abner 71, 621 

Coffin, Fred G ....449 

Coffin, H.M 237 

Coffin, Rev. E 286 

Coffin, Rev. S 279 

Coffin, William P 449 

Cogswell, Judith, 243 

Cogswell, Thomas 324, 457 

Cogswell, Thomas H 526 

Colado, Joakin 214 

Colbath, Benjamin D 571 

Colbath, Joseph 241 

Colbath, Nehemiah 238 

Colbj', Anthony 525 

Colby, J. H. W 173 

Colby, Stephen 214, 237 

Colcord, Benjamin F 214 

Colebroth, Hunking 61 

Cole, Edward 179 

Cole, Elizabeth 470,571 

Cole, James C.133, 170, 171, 173 

263, 264, 265, 272, 307, 339. 429 

465, 466, 469, 479, 482, 528. 

Cole, John C 575 

Coleman, Eleazar. . .40, 61, 532 

Coleman, James 59, 65 

Cole, Miss 571 

Cole, Mrs. J. C 470 

Cole, Sarah J 470, 572 

Cole, Shubael 470, 571 

Cole, Shubael B 5.55 

Collins, Andrew 214 

Collins, James 214,237 

Collins, John 237 

Collis, M. M 2.35 

Colony, Jacob 214 

Colton, Albert T 287, .530 

Conger, Rev. E. L 287 

Conner, Hugh 40 

Conner, James 40 

Conner, John 40 

Conner, Timothy O 214 

Couney, Daniel 31 

Cook, Abraham 62 

Cook, Daniel 59, 66, 70, 71 

Cook, Jenny — 111 

Cook, John 39, 61, 531 , 533 

Cook, Peter 40, 71 

Cook, Rev. E. C . . . .169, 284, 285 

Cook, Rev. J. K 279 

Cook, Richard 71 

Cooper, Lemuel P 526 

Cooper, L. G 559 

Copeland, Hilda B 275 

Copeland, James 275 

Copp, Amasa 481 

Copp, John, Jr 32 

Copp, John L..169, 285, 485, 534 


Copps, Benjamin 62 

Copps, David 90, 532 

Copps, Esther 179 

Copps, Jonathan — 77, 78, .531 

Cornell, Ebenezer 621 

Corson, 510 

Corson, Aaron F 214 

Corson, E. H 472, 558, 562 

Corson, Frank W". .515, 529, 562 

Corson, George 188,558 

Corson, Harriet 165 

Corson, Horatio G 520 

Corson, Ichabod 33, 74, 128 

532, 533, 542. 

Corson, Ichabod, Jr 542 

Corson, James 534 

Corson, James F 214 

Corson, James H 520 

Corson, John 196 

Corson, John R 214 

Corson, Lavinia 572 

Corson. Michael E 520 

Corson, William F 214 

Corson, Rev. F. H 276 

Corson, Samuel 39 

Corson, Zimri 520 

Cosen, Ichabod 54,62 

Cossen, .loshua 62 

Cotton, Rev. Josiah 88 

Courson, Ebenezer 59 

Courson, Joshua 59 

Courtland, Charles 214 

Cowell, Addie 190 

Cowell. Rev. David B 281 

Cram, Is. P 387 

Crannon, Michael 319 

Critchet, Elisha 40 

Crockett, Caroline 432 

Crockett, Charles F 214 

Crockett, John 20, 520, 529 

555, 558. 
Cromack, Rev. Joseph C . .169 


Crosby, Dr. Asa 345 

Crosby, Jonathan 39 

Crosby, Natt 555 

Cross, James 171, 214, 469 

Cross, Esther 336 

Cross, Ezra P 214 

Cross, George P 214 

Cross, Joseph .103, 171, 173, 183 

214, 528, 530. 
Crossley, Robert 214 

Cross, Nathaniel 222 

Cross, Richar.d. . . .197, 214, 535 

Cummings, Albert G 526 

Cummings, Rev. Jona 289 

Currier, Dr 448 

Currier, Moody 526 

Currier, WUliam 136, 498 

Curtis, Geoi-ge 214 

Curtis, Hattie L 459 

Curtis, M. T 558 

Gushing, Caleb 454 

Gushing, Elizabeth H 437 

Gushing, .Jonathan P 347 

Gushing, Mrs. J. P 349 

Gushing, Mrs. Peter 347 

Gushing, Peterl65, 179, 347, 486 

Gushing, Rev 76 

Cushman, Rev. L. P ...169, 271 
275, 276. 

Cutler, Julian H 169 

Cutler, Rev. .1. S 288, 580 

Cutter, Ammi R 440 

Cutter, Calvin 441 

Cutter, Caroline E 442 

Cutter, Eliza 442 

Cutter, John 441 

Cutter, .John C 442 

Cutter, Mi-s. Calvin 442 

Cutter, Mrs. John 441 

Cutter, Nehemiah 441 

Cutter, Sarah Ann 440 

Cutter, M' alter P 442 

Daggett, Andrew — 559 

Daily, Thomas J 215 

Dalryniple, Albert H 338 

Dalrymple, Alice E 338 

Dalrymple, Bertha 338 

Dalrymple, Dr. U. A 338 

Dalrymple, Mrs. H. A 338 

Dame, 90 

Dame, Abigail 215 

Dame, Abner 54, 61 

Dame, Amasa 520 

Dame, Benjamin 62 

Dame, Caleb . .260, 262, 466, 476 

Dame, Charity 369,394 

Dame, Charles 571 

Dame, Charles H.. 215 

Dame. Charles W .215, 236, 237 


Dame, Col 50 

Dame, Daniel. 164, 179, 215, 532 

Dame, Daniel W 528, 534 

Dame, F 575 

Dame, Georgfe W 437 

Dame, Hannah 585 

Dame, Jabez. . .32, 54, 61, 90, 99 

100, 101, 129, 170, 196, 428, 437 

464, 476, 528, 531, 532, 533, 537 

545, 546, 560. 
Dame, Jabez, Jr.. .528, 534, 539 

Dame, -lames 215 

Dame, John B 222 

Dame, John W 275 

Dame, Jona 62, 68, 103, 151 

161, 162, 2.57, 530, 531, 533, 542 

Dame, Jonathan, 2d 534 

Dame, Joseph.. 61, 469, 552, 584 

Dame, Joseph A 5.58 

Dame, .loseph Wingate — 215 

Dame, Meribah 260, 262 

Dame, Mrs. Daniel 215 

Dame, Mrs. G. W 437 

Dame, Mrs. Jabez 437 

Dame, Mrs. Richard 585 

Dame, Paul, 179 

Dame, Richard.... 102, 179, 183 

321, 528, 532, 533, 535, 560. 



Dame, Silas 261, 543 

Dame, Sxisannah 586 

Dame, Zebulon 62, 77, 78 

Dam, John, Sen 38 

Dam, William 40 

Damzen, 'William L 215 

Dana, Hon. James F 264 

• Daniel, Joseph 39 

Daniel, Joseph, Jr 39 

Daniels, Albeit H 448 

Daniels, John S 448, 559 

Darling, Ilenrv 335 

Darling, Rev. Walter E.. ..255 

Davidson, J. L . 237 

Davis, Betsey 428 

Davis, Brj'aiit 31 

Davis, C. A 469 

Davis, E. H 515 

Davis, Herbert 460 

Davis, James. 215 

Davis, Jeflerson 391 

Davis, John 215 

Davis, John G 495 

Davis, John H 215 

Davis, Lt. Col. James 38 

Davis, Moses 18, 40 

Davis, Moses, Jr 39 

Davis, Nathaniel 466 

Davis, Oren W 510 

Davis, Rev. J. B . . .273, 2S5, 460 

Davis, Thomas 29, 62 

Davis, Thomas C..1S8, 196, 428 

466, 470, 482. 

Davis, Zebulon 61 

Day, L. D 528, 530 

Day, Rev. George T 426 

Dealand, Stephen J 215 

Dearborn, 164 

Dearborn, Levi.. . .486, 498, 528 

531. .537. .567. 
Dearborn, Rev. George S. 

269, 274 

Dearing, Clement 77 

Deering, James 61 

Delanfl, A. H 516 

Demarest, Rev. G. L . .287, 288 
Demerit, Deborah Ann. ...572 

Demerit, Eli 38 

Demerit, Emerline 571 

Demerit, ^laria 571 

Demerit, Mary 571 

Demeritt, Alice E 577 

Demeritt, Capt. Daniel 344 

Demeritt, Elizabeth J 577 

Demeritt, Emetine L 577 

Demeritt, Eiicy C 577 

Demeritt, Maj. John 577 

Demeritt, Maria B .577 

Den)eritt, Mary J 577 

Demeritt, Mrs. Samuel..577, .579 

Demeritt, Nancy F 577 

Demeritt, Sally 344 

Demeritt, Samuel. 465, 498, 577 


Demeritt, Samuel, Jr 577 

Demeritt, Sophia L 577 

Demerritt, Charles 5.52 

Demerritt, Deborah A 457 

498, 577. 
De Merritte, Elizabeth .. 329 

De Meriitte, Isiael 330 

De Merritte, John 330 

De Merritte, Lois 330 

Demming, George T 290 

Deubow, Salathid 39 

Dennett, Abbie H..338. 572, 583 

Dennett, Adaline 3.38 

Dennett, Alexander.. .336, 337 
Dennett, Alexander, .Jr 336 

Dennett, Alice E 338 

Dennett, Charles.. 103, 170, 171 
182, 183, 184, 188, 196, 263, 264 
265, 272, 298, 302, 308, 335, 337 
338, 429, 465, 478, 479, 481, 482 
.528, 530, 534, 535, 537, 539, 558 
571, 576, 583. 

Dennett, Charles, Jr 338 

Dennett, Charles, 1st 336 

Dennett, David 336 

Dennett, Eliza 338 

Dennett, Ephraim 121 

Dennett, George H .338 

Dennett, G. S 338 

Dennett, Harriet 429 

Dennett, Harriet F ,338 

Dennett, Herman AV 338 

Dennett. Ida F 338 

Dennett, Ira B 236,237 

Dennett, Israel H 338 

Dennett, John 336 

Dennett, John P 338 

Dennett, Lydia 117 

Dennett, Lyford P 338 

Dennett, Moses 336 

Dennett, Moses, 2d 337 

Dennett, Mrs. Alex., Jr.. . .336 
Dennett, Mrs. Charles, 1st. 366 
Dennett, Mrs. Ephraim — 121 
Dennett, Mrs. George H...338 

Dennett, Mrs. G. S 338 

Dennett, Mrs. Moses 3.36 

Dennett, Mrs. Moses, 2d. .337 

Dennett, Oliver 337,338 

Dickinson, Anna 415 

Dillingham, John A 238 

Dillingham, John L 562 

Dimmick, Miss 571 

Dinsmoor, Samuel 525 

Dinsmoor, Samuel, 2d 525 

Dixon, James P 169 

Dixon, .John 27 

Dockham, C. A 187,433 

Dodge, George D .526 

Dodge, .Jonathan T. . . .135, ISS 
249 487. 

Dodge, J. Thorne 484, 488 

Dodge, Mrs. Jonathan T ..487 

Dodge, Ossian E 366 

Doe, Charles 315,430 

Doe, Ira 196, 287, 558 

Doe, John 38 

Doe, Jonathan 66, 71 

Donahue, Charles T 215 

Donahue, Patrick 215 

Donlay, Peter 212 

Door, .Jonathan .570 

Door, Will 78 

Dorc, Charles 237 

Dore, Charles H 318 

Dore, Dolly 585 

Dore, .Jonathan 23, 25 

Dore, Phillip, Jr 77 

Dorman, Dr 439 

Dorman, Nathaniel 534 

Douglas. Stephen A... 193, 520 

Dow, Betsey 173, 438 

Dow, Dr. E. C 219, 443. 483 

Dow, Dr. Jabez 345, 441 

Dow, John 387 

Dow, John G 438 

Dow, Lvdia 401 

Dow, Mrs. E. C 443 

Dow, Mrs. John G 438 

Dow, Neal 318 

Downes, Mary C 428 

Downing, George 65, 70 

Downing, John 38, 45, .533 

Downing, Jona'n..56, 62, 65, 70 

Downing, Joseph 31 

Downing, Lewis, Jr 409 

Downing, Mary 584 

Downing, Samuel 62, 501 

Downs, Aroline B 420 

Downs, Charles W 215 

Downs, Ebenezer 18, 39 

Downs, Frederick G 215 

Downs, Gershom,.22, 32, 39, 56 
62, 78, 420, 570. 

Downs, Hatch 510 

Downs, .James 61 

Downs, James M. W 5.52 

Downs, John 179 

Downs, .Joseph 31 

Downs, Lydia 572 

Downs, Moses 61 

Downs, Mrs. F. G 215 

Downs, Mrs. Gershoin 420 

Downs, Rebecca P 215 

Downs, Rev. David W.21,5, 274 

Downs, Rev. .Joseph 275 

Downs, Sally P 420 

Downs, Samuel 39 

Downs, Thomas 39 

Downs, William 39 

Drapeau, ^lichael 215 

Drayton, Charles E 190 

Drew, David F 173, 174 

Drew, Dr. Stephen 174 

Drew, Frank 509 

Drew, John 39, 63 

Drew, Josei)h W 174, 175 

Drew, 3Ieshach T 500, 529 

Drew, Rev. Henry 267, 308 

Drew, Thomas 62, 541, 584 

Drew, Thomas of Bay 38 

Drew, William H 237 

Driver, Samuel 275 

Drown, Charity 585 

Drown, Ezra M 536 

Drown, Joseph 62 

Drown, Closes 59 

Drown, Samuel 29, 62, 584 

Drown, Solomon 61, 71 

Dudley, Henry 168 

Dumane, Rev. Father 291 

Duncan, Mary 586 

Dunham, Wifliam H 215 

Dunning, Rev. C. U 273 

Duntlev, J. H 238, 471 

Duntlev, J. L 167, 461, 473 

Duntlev, Mrs. J. L 461 

Duntlev, Wilbur L 461 

Duprais, Taflli 215 

Duprev, Baptiste 215 

Durant, Henry F 271, 3SS 

Durgin. Henry 66, 71 

Durgin, James 3S 

Durgin, .Josiali .56 

Durgin, Rev. B. F 283 

Durgin, Rev. J.M 279 

Durgin. S. H 448 

Durrell. Mrs. J.M 273 

Durrell, Rev. Jesse 31 271 

Dutton. Rev. J. M 2,-)5 

Dyer. Eben S 284 

Dyer, 3Iaria E 284 

Eakins, Rev. William. 271, 285 

Eastice, Joseph 40 

Eastman, Amanda 507 

Eastman, Benjamin C 574 

Eastman, G. C. V 174 

Eastman, Ira A .526 

Eastman, Ira H 454 

Eastman, :Mrs. Benj. C 266 

Eastman. Nehemiah ..132, 153 
173, 478. 



Eastman, Rev. L. L 276 

Eastman, Rev. Benj. C 266 

Eastman, Royal 11 

Eastwood, Rev, James — 288 

Eaton, Lupira M 275 

Eaton, Rev. :\rr 287 

Eddy, Col. John 405 

Eddy, Rev. Mr 287 

Edgerlv, Charles W...199, 200 
215, 223, 238, 286, 287, 319, 531 

Edgerlv, H. B 153 

Edgerlv, James H.161, l&>, 169 

176, "184, 188, 195, 196, 197, 201 

206, 236, 252, 302, 306, 363, 397 

483, .521, 530, 531, .552, 5.58. 

Edgerly, Josiah. ..132, 1.54, 179 

Edgerly, Josiah B.153, 154, 398 

Edgerly, 31. V- B 526 

Edgerlv, Thomas 397 

Edgerly, Thomas H...216, 235 
2.36, 237, 254, 471. 

Edwards, Jonathan 93 

Edwards, Rev. Dr .302 

Edwards, .Samuel J 216 

Egerly, John, Jr 39 

Egerly, Samuel 39, 50 

Ehrhorn, August 216 

Ela, Abigail 456 

Ela, Charles S 410, 417, 4.56 

Ela Daniel 408 

Ela, Enoch 408 

Ela, Frederic P 410, 413 

Ela, Israel 408 

Ela, Jacob H . . .24, 176, 187, 18S 
192, l.-»5, 196, 199, 206, 207, 314 
381, 399, 409, 456, 465, 492, 528 

Ela, :\Irs. Daniel 408 

Ela, Mrs. Enoch 408 

Ela, Mrs. J. H 410, 413, 414 

j:ia, Mrs. J. H., 2d 417 

Ela, Mrs. ^lary H 408 

Ela, Wendell P 410 

Eldridge, Rev. E. D 249 

Elliott, E. D .501 

Elliott, H. H .501 

Ellis, Charles M 383 

Ellis, Hiram W 237 

Ellis, .Jonathan 62, 68, 71 

Ellis, Morris 62, 542, 584 

Ellis, Robert 71 

Ellis, Thomas 71 

Ellis, Walter 216 

Ellis, William 40, 62, 77, 78 

El Is-worth, Oliver .518 

Emerson, 3Iicajah D 216 

Emery, Gen 227 

Emei-y, Stephen A 374 

England, Thomas 216 

Estes, Charles 534 

Estes, Charles H 210 

Estes, John 520 

Evans, 432 

Evans, Benjamin.. . . 18, 39. 500 

Evans, Charles H '.462 

Evans, Charles W 534, .559 

Evans, D.J 473 

Evans, Edward 39 

Evans, Edward E .534 

Evans, Elizabeth 432 

Evans, Hanson .520, 534 

Evans, J. D....167, 109, 188, 196 
473, 483, .530, 534. 

Evans, John 18, 432 

Evans, John P .500 

Evans, Joseph 39 

Evans, :Martha 164 

Evans, Robert 42, 45 

Evans, Rufus 432 

Evans, Solomon.. .462, .520, .5:54 
Evans, Stephen.. 58, 71, 86, 545 

Evans, William IS, 61, 528 

Evarts, Jeremiah 11 

Fall, Rev. Thomas 274 

Falls, G. F 222 

Fall, Thomas 20, .520 

Farley, William 216 

Farnam, Paul 82 

Farnam, Ralph 82, ,S3 

Farnhani, Frances 8 440 

Farnham, Jemima 121 

Farnsworth, Ezra 506 

Farnsworth, Simeon D — 622 
Farragut. Admiral . . . .226, 227 

Farrar, Rebecca 440 

Farrar, Timothy 440, 518 

Farrar, William H 169 

Farrington, Albert E 346 

Farrington, Eliiah . . . .345, 346 

Farrington, Ellen F 347 

Farrington, Hannah 345 

Farrington. Henry A .5.58 

Farrington, James 264, 345 

369, 378, 380, 394, 446, 478, 479 

Farrington, James B .216, 446 
Farrington, James, 2d. 169, 188 

196, 20G, 346, 378, 407, 445, 447 

482, 483, 485, 528, 530, 531, 541 

558, 572. 
Farrington, Jeremiah. 345, 346 
Farrington, Jeremiah, Jr .345 

Farrington, John 345 

Farrington, Joseph H 216 

Farrington, Josephine C..347 

Farrington, Lois L 346 

Farrington, Mary 446 

Farrington, Mary H 346 

Farrington, Mrs. Elijah. ..346 
Farrington, Mrs. James. ..346 

Farrington, Mrs. James, 2d 

Farrington, Mrs. Jeremiah 

Farrington, Mrs. Stephen .345 

Farrington, Nancy 345 

Farrington, Nellie 378 

Farrington, Polly 345 

Farrington, Samuel 345 

Farrington, Stephen 345 

Farrington, Stephen, .Jr. . .345 
Farrington, Stephen, 3d. . .345 

Farrington, Walter F 561 

Farwell, John E.. .161, 169, 249 


Faunce, Aaron D 275 

Faunce, E. L 511 

Faunce, Emily J 275 

Fay, Rev. Prescott . . . .169, 207 

252, 2.55. 
Feineman, Frederick.. 196, 5.58 

Feineman, Ida 401 

Feineman, S. H. . . . 188, 196, 483 


Felker, Charles S 459, 577 

Felker, Henry W 459 

Felker, >lrs. William H...457 

498, 577, 579. 
Felker, William H ....3.58, 4.57 

497, 498, 577. 

Felker, Samuel D 4.57, 530 

Fernald, Edwin A 192 

Fernald, Lvdia 3.36 

Fernald, William C....18S, 469 
Fessenden, James 31.. 466, 471 


Field, Rev. Hezekiah..261, 262 

Fillmore, Millard .407, 494, 520 

Finnegan, James 237 

Fisher, Lucy 121 

Fish, Ira 183 

Fish, John 155 

Fiske, Rev. H. S 288 

Fitz, Rev. Daniel 247 

Flagg, Aaron 249, 534 

Flagg, George W 249, 528 

Flagg, William 529 

Flanagan, Edward 216 

Flanders, Benjamin M 529 

Fletcher, B 196 

Fletcher, John 237 

Fletcher, Josiah M 526 

Fletcher, Samuel 452 

Fletcher, Ricliard 333 

Flint, Samuel 526 

Fogg, George G 387, 407 

Fogg, J. D 276, 511 , 514, 529 

FoUet, Nicholas 40 

Folsom, Abby 265, 566 

Folsom, Abraham 312 

Folsom, Abram 510 

Folsom, Charles W....169, 189 

190, 191, 192, 196, 216, 237, 283 

364, 397, 529. 

Folsom, David J 189, 196 

Folsom, John. .196, 466, 482, 520 

Folsom, John A 216 

Folsom, .John F 249 

Folsom, Josiah 61, 131, 146 

Folsom, Peter 171, 566 

Folsom, Samuel 451 

Folsom, William P 562 

Foote, Henry S 391, 392 

Ford, Edward 457 

Ford, John 457 

Ford, Mrs. John 457 

Ford, Stephen 449 

Ford, Stephen W 449 

Fors, Benjamin 541 

Forst, Benjamin 77, 79, 531 


Forst, John 157 

Forst, Samuel 65 

Foss, Abigail 585 

Foss, Alonzo H 216 

Foss, Benjamin 533 

Foss, Dallas 216 

Foss, Dr. David . . .188, 221, 446 

Foss, John W 509 

Foss, Kezia 278 

Foss, Rev. Tobias 161, 279 

Foss, Richard H 216 

Foss, Samuel 70 

Fost, Benjamin 39,61 

Fost, Benjamin, Jr 61 

Foster. B. B 449 

Foster, Ellen F 365 

Foster, George C 189 

Foster, James 61 

Foster, Rev 199 

Foster, Rev. Herschel 263 

Fost, William .39 

Fourin, F. Foslin 216 

Fowler, ]\rorris 40 

Fowler, Rev. C. J 271 

Fox, Elbridge W 483 

Fox, George 258 

Foye, Col. .James 621 

Foy, Patrick 238 

Francis, Rev. Eben 286 

Freeman, Asa 451 

Freeman, Jonathan 518 

Fremont, John C 520 

French, Bradstreet 61 



French, Charles H 216 

French, David 61 

French, Dr. Otis 407 

French, James 61 

French, Jonathan .TO 

French, Kev. H . H 276 

French, Kev. .Tunathan ...240 

242, 24,1. 

Fi'ench, .'^inion 61 

French, William ."Jou 

Friend, John 216 

Frisbie, J. F 404 

Frost, C.P 448 

Frost, Hon. John SiS 

Frost, Hev. Leonard. ..262, o'n 

Frve, Ed raund 466, 520 I 

Fuller, John H 1S6, ISS 

Furber, Benianiin 59, 185 

Furber, D. Warren 185, 186 


Furber, James T 185 

Furber, Moses .59 

Furber, Pierce P 164, 264 

Furber, Richard.. 61, 68, 99, 129 

532, 533. 

Furber, Richard, Jr 62, 179 

Furber, Samuel 61 

Furber, Thomas 56,61 

Furber, William 38 

Furbush, Charles H ....,520 
Furbush, Sarah 450 

Gaffney, Charles B . . . .167, 238 
454, 455, 485, 531, 541, 558. 

Gafuej-, John 4.55 

Gafney, Mrs. C. B 456 

Gafney, Mrs. John 455 

Gage, 'Dr. Eugene F. ..448, 449 

Gage, Gen ,54 

Gage, Henry A 622 

Gage, John .530, 533 

Gage, Thomas U 448 

Gale, Albert 216 

Gale, Amos 216, 237 

Gale, Daniel R 216 

Gale, Fernando 237 

Gale, M'dliam 216 

Gambling, Benjamin 38 

Garfield, James A 520 

Garland, Celia T 444 

Garland, Claudius W 444 

Garland, Daniel 61 

Garland, Dodifer 621 

Garland, Dodovah 61 

Garland, Dr. .Jeremiah H..335 

Garland, Klbenezer 39, 62 

Garland. George L 444 

Garland, George W 216 

Garland, Hannah 217 

Garland, Jabez 39 

Garland, Jacob J 286 

Garland, .James 585 

Garland, James M 216, 2S6 

Garland, Jeremiah C .161, 169 

Garland, Jonathan 621 

Garland, John 70 

Garland, John E 217 

Garland, John F 217 

Garland, John W 217 

Garland, Lewis 217, .5.52 

Garland, ^Mary 585 

Garland Mary S 217 

Garland, Mrs. J. C 444 

Garland, Mrs. J. H 335 

Garland, Mrs. Lewis 217 

Garland, Mrs. Rice K 217 

Garland, Nathaniel 62, 443 

Garland, Rice K 217 

Garland, Theodore W 444 

Garland. Willard P 444 

Garlen, .lohn 77 

Garlin, .lohn 65 

Garlon, .John 78 

Garrison, William L 403 

Gates, James M 387 

Geald, Samuel 408 

Geer, Alexander H 497 

George Alanson P. 230 

George, John H 409 

Gerrish, 1.55 

Gerrish, Alphonso D..276. 516 
Gelri^h, Paul. 38, 40, 41, 42, 75 

530, 533. 

Gerrish, Timothy 38, 41 

Gibbs. John T..! 400 

Giles, Andrew 5.55 

Giles, Charles A 224 

Giles, Charles G 286 

Giles, Charles S 186 

Giles, F. S 237 

Giles, John T 217 

Gilligan, Michael 217 

Gilman, Charles W.... 198, 217 

Gilman, John S 469, ,520 

Gilman. John T 518, .524 

Gilman, Miss 406 

Gilmore, Joseph A .526 

Given, Rev. L 280 

Glass, John S .577 

Glass, Mrs. John S 577 

Gledghill, George 477 

Gledghill. William .555 

Glidden, Charles A 238 

Glidden, Edwin H 217 

Gliddeu, Enos L ..196, 217, 238 

Glidden, Jolin C 217 

Glidden, Peter 68 

Godard, John 518 

Goddard, John .524 

Goodell, David H 526 

Goodwin, Albion N 217, 2.37 

Goodwin, E^dward F 238 

Goodwin, Fremont 172, 457 

Goodwin, Ichabod 522, 525 


Goodwin, James 60 

Goodwin, James 217 

Goodwin, Jennie L 489 

Goodwin, John 146, 147, 178 

Goodwin, John 178 

Goodwin, Josephine S 439 

Goodwin, Josiah 4.57 

Goodwin, Mrs. Fremont... 457 

Goodwin, Love C 4.57 

Goodwin, Samuel 59, 439 

Goodwin, Sarah A 4:-!9 

Goodwin, Sherwood W 217 

236. 237. 

Goodwin, Wentwortli .520 

Gookin, .John "W 1.53 

Gordon, Sarah 452 

(iorton. Rev. James 287 

Gotts, Clara 515 

Gotts, Francis 515 

Gotts, Thomas U 514 

Gould, Edson .J 461 

Gould, Muzzev 62 

Gould, Snsan E 461 

Gould, William 4C1 

Gove, Hiram 444 

Gowell. Abigail 474 

Gowel, Lucretia 572 

Gowen, B. L. E... 201,2.32, 489 

Gowen, Emulus 469 

Gowen, Otis F 217 

Grant, Daniel 217 

Grant, Henry 200, 218 

Grant, 3Iary E 456 

Grant, Rev. E. M 287 

Grant, U. S....231, 3.55, 365, 434 

435, .520. 

Gray, Annie 218 

Gray, Enoch W 500, 509 

Gray, Frank H 509 

Gray, James 218 

Gray, -John 40, .585 

Gray, Maria 500 

Gray, Moses F 218 

Gray, Mrs. Enoch W 500 

Gray, Mrs. .Tames 218 

Gray, Rev. Robert 164, 179 

Gray, Solomon S 218 

Greeley, Horace 520 

Green, Benjamin 40, 152 

Green, David 257 

Greenfield, Charles.... 420, 482 


Greenfield, Ella G 420, 454 

Greenfield, Ella S 420 

Greenfiehl, Frank 421 

Greenfield, George 420 

Greenfield, Hattie A 421 

Greenfield, John.. 171, 173, 419 

420, 428, 478, 479, 480, 528, .539 
Greenfield, John, 2d,. .420, 534 


Greenfield, Millie A 420 

Greenleaf, Mrs. Charles. ..420 
Greenfield, Mrs. George... 420 

Greenfield, 3Irs. John 420 

Greenfield, Sarah E . . .420, 459 


Greenleaf, Abner F 21S 

Greenleaf, Peter 31 

Green, Mrs. David 257 

Green, Rev. Silas. .169, 266, 268 
Greenwood, Rev. T. J. 164, 286 

Grey, Jerry L 218 

Griffin, Simon G...211, 234, 526 

Griggs, Master 358 

G rover, B. Frank. . 23S, 530 
Guppy, George F. .190, 200, 218 

317, 530. 

Guppy, James 39 

Guyon, Madame 243, 244 

Hackett, J. M 161, 308 

Ha<lkell, Eunice 442 

Haile, Samuel W 526 

Haile, William 363, 525 

Hale, Alfred 249, 330 

Hale, Calvin 249, 331 

Hale, Caroline 330, 571 

Hale, Clara 330 

Hale, Eliphalet 329 

Hale, Elizabeth. ...249, 331, 452 

Hale, Elizabeth W 452 

Hale, Harrison 196,331,534 

Hale, .John 451 

Hale, John P., Senior.. 161, 177 

3.50, ,381, 451. 
Hale, John P.. 189, 298, 302, 310 
311, 312, 334, 342, 3.53, 364, 368 
381, 410, 451, 481, 519, 520, 521 

Hale, Luther 249, 329, 330 

Hale, 102, 135, 143, 170 
171, 173, 183, 329. 464, 466, 473 
519, .528, 531, 5.32, .534, .535, 583 

Hale, :Moses, .Jr 329, 330 

Hale, >lrs. Calvin 331 

Hale, >Irs. E 249 

Hale, Mrs. Harrison 331 

Hale, ^Irs. .John P., Sen 451 

Hale. Mrs. Moses 329, 330 



Hale, Nathan Go, 67, 70 

Hale, Rachel 329 

Hale, Kev. Jonatlian L — 245 

Hale, Samuel 451 , 467, 524 

Hale, Sarah 331 

Hale, Tbomas 329 

Hale, Thomasine 329 

Hale, William 519, 524 

Hale, William, Jr 491 

Hall, Albert Clinton 218 

Hall , Caroline 442 

Hall, Daniel 218 

Hall, Dr. Jeremiah F 443 

Hall, Dyer P 232 

Hall, Edwin F 218 

Hall, George W 466 

Hall, James 31 

Hall, Jeremiah 237 

Hall, John 39 

Hall, John. 188, 270, 275, 276, 361 

362, 483, 503, 510, 512, 513, 514 

528, 555. 

Hall, John W 213 

Hall, Joseph D 218 

Hall, Joshua G 430, 457 

Hall, Marj' 275, 461, 462 

Hall, ]Mrs. Averj' 98 

Hall, Mrs. Daniel ... 218, 486 

Hall, Mrs. Nathan 442 

Hall, Nathan 442 

Hall, Rev 90 

Hall, Rev. Avery.. .61, 89 to 98 

564, 595, 597. 

Hall , Rev. George 255 

Hall, Rev. Theophilus 96 

Hall, Sarah 218 

Hall, Solomon M 314 

Hall, Thomas 39 

Hall, Thomas 212, 555 

Ham, Aaron 61 

Ham, Abigail 337 

Ham, Abner 445 

Hamack, Thomas 31 

Ham, Benjamin 445 

Ham, Betsey 222 

Ham, Capt. 'Jonathan. . .71, 90 

241. 532, .533, .542, 549. 

Ham, Charles F 218 

Ham, Charles H 218 

Ham, David F 215 

Ham, Deac 164 

Ham, Eleazar 44, 77, 80, 431 


Ham, Elizabeth 80 

Ham, Elsar 78 

Ham. Ephraim .. .44, 61, 70, 431 


Ham, Israel 337 

Ham, John. . .38, 59, 61, 153, 154 

Ham, John 218 

Ham, Jolin, Jr 61 

Ham, Jonatlian 44, 161 

Ham, Joseph 17, 39 

Ham, J. W 230 

Ham, Lemuel B 286 

Hamlin. Cyrus W 172 

Hamlin, Hannibal 384, 393 

Hamlin, Li. D 238 

Hamlin, Rev. Cyrus 325 

Ham, Lydia 218,585 

Hanimett, Charles E..218, 2.37 
Hammett, Ephraim. ..196, 498 

520, 583. 

Hammett, John 62 

Hammett, Closes 59, 61 

Hammett, Sally ,572 

Hammock, Richard 39, .547 

Hammond, Dr 154 

Hammond, Isaac W 621 

Ham, Mrs. Eleazer SO 

Ham, Mrs. Ephraim 431 

Ham, Mrs. Israel 338 

Ham, Mrs. John 218 

Ham, Nathaniel 44, 585 

Ham, Nathaniel 489 

Ham, Samuel 31, 48 

Ham, Sarah . . .164, 368, 419, 428 

Ham, Stephen 584 

Ham, Stephen . 585 

Ham, Sylvester 218, 237 

Ham, Thomas 61 

Ham, Will iam 62 

Hancock, W. S 520 

Handerson, Mary 417 

Handerson, Phinehas 417 

Hanscam, 296 

Hanscom, Thomas 131 

Hanson, Aaron 60 

Hanson, Anna 197 

Hanson, Asa P ....169, 286, 302 

394, 558. 

Hanson, Benjamin 39, 149 

Hanson, Betsey S. C 586 

Hanson, Charles A. C..397, 561 


Hanson, Charles B 218 

Hanson, Dominicus. . .188, 190 

302, 394, 470, 479, 482, 483, 494 


Hanson, Elizabeth C 281 

Hanson, Esther Ann 571 

Hanson, George W 307 

Hanson, Hannah 347, 394 

Hanson, Hester Ann 3w4 

Hanson, Humphrey. . .394, 470 

494, 576. 

Hanson, Isaac 72 

Hanson, .Jacob. 61, 179, 471, 532 

533 535. 

Hanson, Jacob 309, 310 

Hanson, .James 39 

Hanson, Joanna 369, 3: '4 

Hanson, John. . . 18, 38, 261, 534 


Hanson, John B 571 

Hanson, John L 488 

Hanson, Joseph ...39, 129, 143 

155, 170, 179, 183, 241, 265, 322 

346, 369, 394, 429, 464, 467, 560 

Hanson, .Joseph H 571 

Hanson, Joseph, Jr — 171, 183 


Hanson, .Joseph M 520, 529 

Hanson, Joseph S 394 

Hanson, Lewis 329,495 

Hanson, Lewis E 428 

Hanson, Lizzie 378 

Hanson, M. A ,500 

Hanson, Mary D 346, 394 

Hanson, Mary E ,571 

Hanson, Meribah 381, 394 

Hanson, Mrs. Dominicus. .397 
Hanson, Mrs. Joseph. .369, 394 

Hanson, Mrs. Lewis E 428 

Hanson, Nathaniel 38 

Hanson, Phebe. . ..307, 309, 310 

Hanson, Samuel R 281 

Hanson, Sarah 486, 487 

Hanson, Susanna 585 

Hanson, Thomas 38 

Hanson, Tobias 39 

Hanson, William E 219 

Hardie, John 78 

Hardy, Joseph 78 

Hard, Benjamin ..T 364 

Hard, Rev. George H 260 

Harford, Abigail 465 

Harford, Charlotte 465 

Harford, Joshua 179 

Harford, Nicholas 38 

Harford, Paul.. 50, 129, 131, 465 

536, 566. 

Harford, Stephen 77, 78 

Harford, Widow 589 

Harper, William 70 

Harriman, A. J 237 

Harriinan, Walter. 270, ,526, 573 
Harrington, Edward W ...526 
Harrington. Larkin.. .483, 512 

513, 516, 528. 
Harrington, Mrs. Larkin.. 513 

Harrison, Benjamin 520 

Harrison, W. H . . . .397, 520, 521 

Hartford, Alonzo 219 

Hartford, Benjamin P 219 

Hartford, Betsey P 219 

Hartford, Charles T 520 

Hartford, Francis M 219 

Hartford , George E 219 

Hartford, Hannah 219 

Hartford, John 219 

Hartford, John T 219 

Hartford, Joshua 155, 542 

Hartford, Mark 61 

Hartford.Mrs. Benjamin P 219 
Hartford, :\Ir3. George E..2I9 

Hartford, Mrs. John 219 

Hartigan, Patrick H 529 

Hart, Mary 408 

Hart, Samuel S . . . .516, 520, ,534 

Hart, Shackford 510 

Hartwell, H. H . . . .161, 268, 273 


Harty, John D 149 

Harvey, Daniel 39 

Harvey, J. G 191 

Harvev, Matthew 525 

Hastings, Mrs. H. L 290 

Hastings, Sirs. William N.4G1 

Hastings, Rev. H. L 290 

Hastings, William N.. . .12, 161 

461, 569, ,570. 

Hastings, William P 461 

Hatch, Isaac 69 

Haven & Smith 464 

Haven, Dolly 571 

Haven, -lohn 149, 179 

Haven, Lydia 571 

Haven, Rev. Joseph 24, 57, 60 

61, 64, 66, 73, 74, 96, 98, 114 

123, 147, 151, 161, 179, ISO, 183 

183, 240, 242, 24:3, 260, 297, 324 

.325, 372, 5.50, 567, 584, 597. 

Haven, Ruth 570 

Haven, Susan 571 

Hawkins, 305 

Hawthorne, Nathaniel 427 

Hayden, Lewis 382 

Hayes, 305 

Hayes, Abigail 585 

Haye-s, Albert W ..219, 483, 541 


Hayes, Amos 59,65,68 

Hayes, Andrew R 238 

Hayes, Augustus 219 

Hayes, Beimin 78 

Hayes, Benjamin .39, 62, 79 

164, 249, 286, 528, ,531, 533, .562 

Hayes, Benjamin F 498 

Haj-es, Benjamin, Jr 171 

Hayes, C. H 492 

Hayes, Charles F 226 

Hayes, Daniel 61, 499, 532 

Hayes, Daniel 338 

Hayes, Daniel, Jr 179 

Hayes, Daniel, 3d 179 

Hayes, Daniel W 161 



Hayes, David 161, 223, 473 

520, 5S3. 

Haves, DiuUey 29 

Hayes, Piulley W 219, 529 

Hayes, Ella L 456 

Hayes, Enoch 68 

Hayes, Ezra 249, 534 

Hayes, Francis C 284 

Hayes, Franklin 219 

Hayes, George L..17G, 454, 511 

534, 502. 

Haves, Hezokiah 241 

Hayes, Ichabod 39, 61, 533 

Hayes, James 532 

Hayes, James D 104 

Hayes, James E 219 

Hayes, James O 529 

Hayes, James Y 249 

Hayes, Jennie 447 

Hayes, John 39 

Hayes, John L 3S6 

Ha j-es, Joseph 62, 571 

Hayes, Joseph N 529 

Hayes, Joseph O 534 

Hayes, Levi 154, 164, 183 

Hayes, Lydia 5S5 

Hayes, JIary 584 

Hayes, Mary F 373 

Hayes, Mehitahle 338 

Hayes, 31. L 153 

Hayes, Moses 61, 532, 533 

Haj-es, Moses, Jr 02 

Hayes, Mrs. F. C 283 

Hayes, 3Irs. John 585 

Haves, Mrs. Watson. . .255, 454 
Hayes, Nathaniel.. 161, 242, 256 

498, 534. 

Hayes, Orrill H 2.55 

Hayes, Peter 39 

Hayes, R. B 436, 520 

Hayes, Richard 473, 532 

Hayes, Sally 585 

Hayes, Samuel 39 

Hayes, Sidney B . .161, 275, 276 

514 529 562. 
Haves', Stephen E. ...164,534 
Hayes, Watson.. ..188, 196, 306 

454, 466, 467, 479, 540. 
Hayes, Wentworth.61, 532, 535 

Hayes, William 4-% 

Hayes, William 39 

Hayes, William A 174 

Haves, Zenas 254 

Haynes, Dr 443 

Haynes, Martin A 526 

Havward, Rev. Silvanus ..252 

253, 255. 

Hay-ward, William 219 

Hazeltou, Mrs. Samuel 346 

Hazelton, Samuel 346 

Hazen, 169 

Head, Xatt 526 

Healey , Betsey 436 

Healey, Joseph 525 

Heard, Benjamin 62 

Heard, George 59, 66, 67, 70 

Heard, Jacob 164 

Heard, John 62 

Heard, Joseph... 22, 62, 77, 570 

Heai-d, Mesheck 59 

Heard, Nathaniel 466 

Heard, Reuben 59, 62, 497 

Heard, Reuben, Jr 02 

Heard, Tristram. . . .17, 62, 466 

Heard, Widow 584 

Heard, William "W 219 

Heath, Gertie M 4.57 

Hebbard, Ellery A 413 

Hedding, Rev. Elijah 261 

Hedrick, William II 219 

Hemmenwaj-, Kev 96 

Henderson, 307 

Henderson, Abigail 572 

Henderson, Betsey 585 

Henderson, Charles. ..188, 190 

Henderson, Howard. ..500, 542 

Henderson, Israel 164 

Henderson, James J. ..186, 187 


Henderson, John 104 

Henderson, Jonathan 500 

Henderson, Jonathan II.. .183 

286, 495, 497, 501, 539, 552. 

Henderson, Mehetabel 210 

Henderson, Richmond. 29, 171 

241, .501, 539. 

Henderson, Sophia 571 

Henderson, Thomas 313 

Henham, Thomas C 237 

Hennem, T. C 509 

Hennem, Thomas C 190 

Henwood, Owen 238 

Herd, James 39 

Herd, Samuel 39 

Herd, Tristram 38 

Herson, George L 238 

Hester, Michael 219 

Hewes, .Joseph 269 

Hewes, Rev. William.. 161, 209 

Hewitt, .302 

Hicks, Rev 287 

Higginson, T. W 383 

Hilliard, .Julia 454 

Hill, Isaac 525 

Hill, J. F 374 

Hill, John M 526 

Hill, Kings 237 

Hill, Mrs. Samuel 88 

Hill, Oliver 474 

Hill, Rev. George W 282 

Hill, Rev. G. S 280 

Hill, Rev. Henry 269 

Hill, Rev. Samuel.... 87, 88, 89 


Hills, Elizabeth 443 

Hills, 3Irs. Edwin 381 

Hill, Valentine 39 

Hill, William 31, 40, 371 

Hilton, Eben 526, 534 

Hincklejs John W 219 

Hincks, Gen 218 

Hitchcock, Prof. C. H 10 

Hitchcock, Rev. Wm. D. . . .251 

Hixon, William S 237 

Hoag, Elizabeth 436 

Hoag, Joseph 436 

Hoag, Mrs. Joseph 436 

Hobart, H.C 173 

Hobbs, Benjamin 196, 219 

Hobbs, G. F 164 

Hobbs, Josiah H. . .219, 304, 453 

Hobbs, Mrs. Benjamin 219 

Hobbs, Mrs. Josiah 219 

Hobbs, Rev. Rial 282 

Hobbs, Rhoda 219 

Hobbs, Sarah 453 

Hobbs, Sylvia M 402 

Hobs, James 39 

Hodgdon, Abner 265 

Hodgdon, Alexander... 61, 532 

Hodgdon, Alexander, .Jr.. 02 


Hodgdon, Charles A 220 

Hodgdon, Charles C 319 

Hodgdon, Charles H 319 

Hodgdon, Elizabeth 572 

Hodgdon, George 235 

Hodgdon, George W 460 

Hodgdon, Job S 499 

Hodgdon, .John 31 

Hodgdon, John 15 460 

Hodgdon, Jonathan 30, 62 

570, 584. 
Hodgdon, Jonathan, Jr — 56 

Hodgdon, .Joseph 78 

Hodgdon, Mrs. Alexander.. 584 

Hodgdon, 3Irs. Job S 499 

Hodgdon, 3Irs. .lonathan. . 30 

Hodgdon, Sarah 278 

Hodgdon, Thomas 00 

Hodgdon, W. B. K 187, 188 

196, 473, 534. 

Hodgdon, William CI, 547 

Hodgsdon, Israel 38 

Hodsdon, George W 520 

Hodsdon, William 520 

Hoeg, Enoch 86 

Hogsdon, .John 40 

Hoit, Daniel 525 

Hoit, John 40 

Hoit, Phineas 149 

Hoit, Sarah Ann 572 

Hoitt, Benjamin 61 

Hoitt, Enoch 61 

Holbrook, John R 572 

Holler, John 555 

Holman, Rev. Calvin.. 161, 188 

Holman, Rev. Sullivan 201 

268, 209, 270, 275. 

Holmes, Abigail 584 

Holmes, Hannah F 437 

Holmes, Hiram 437 

Holmes, John C 437 

Holmes, John S 220 

Holmes, Joshua 437, 584 

Holmes, Mrs. Hiram 437 

Holmes, Mrs. .Joshua 437 

Holt, Elizabeth 436 

Holt, Rev. Edwin 247 

Hoodgood, 16 

Horn, Daniel 39, 66 

Home, 154 

Home, Abial 555 

Horn, Ebenezer 56, 62 

Home, Benjamin 528, 534 

Home, Charles M 509 

Home, Eliphalet..l36, 471, 476 

Home, Elizabeth 571 

Home, Gershom 76, 87, 534 

Home, Gershom H 210 

Home, Harlan P 220, 237 

Home, Henry L 529 

Home, Irving E 191 

Home, James 50 

Home, Jeremiah 421 

Home, Jeremiah, Jr. . .421, 424 


Home, Jesse 586 

Home, Joseph D 194, 220 

Home, J. Wesley 196 

Home, Lewis F.. . .220, 237, 497 


Home, Mary 451, 452, ,571 

Home, Moses. Jr 535 

Home, Rev. Jonathan. 289, 290 

Home, Sarah 585 

Home, Sarah C 161 

Home, Simon L 214, 534 

Home, Sophia 421 

Home, Wesley B 238 

Homey, Albert 220, 237 

Homey, Charles G 220, 237 

308 555. 
Horne'y, Edward.. 220, 237, 555 



Horney, George H 555 

Homey, Gilbert. . .154, 220, +94 

Horney, Henry 2-20 

Horn, ichabod 71, 532 

Horn, James 62, 100 

Horn, Moses 62 

Horn, Moses, Jr 179 

Horn, Peter 62 

Horn, W. F 5.59 

Horn, "William 39 

Horn, William, Jr 39 

Horscli, Carl H 449 

Horton, Rev. Jotham. .263, 266 


Hovey, 155 

Howard, .308 

Howard, Albert 220 

Howard, Algernon S ..477, 528 

531,534, 539. 

Howard, Andrew 398 

Howard, Andrew F. .309 to 312 

Howard, Clarence 220 

Howard, David M 220 

Howard, Elbridge W. .220, 238 

Howard, Epliraim 220 

Howard, George N 220 

Howard, Ira T 221 

Howard, J. O 196 

Howard, Jolin H 221 

Howard, Joshua B 520 

Howard, Levi 221 

Howard, Locke 520 

Howard, M. V. B 221 

Howard, Rev. M 273 

Howard, Richard 221 

Howard, Simon O 221 

Howard, William H 221 

Howe, Calvin ^Y 121 

Howe, Charles W 495 

Howe, David 121 

Howe, Deac. James 121 

Howe, Deac. James, Jr — 121 
Howe, Dr. James. . .61, 121, 122 

17'J, 343, .528, 530, 532, 535. 

Howe, Farnham 121 

Howe, Fisher 122 

Howe, George 121 

Howe, Hall J 121 

Howe, Isaac 121 

Howe, Jacob 121 

Howe, James, 1st 121 

Howe, James, 5th 121 

Howe, John -31 

Howe, Jonathan 121 

Howell, James 237 

Howe, Lucy 121, .585 

Howe, ]\Iary 121 

Howe, Moses 335 

Howe, Mrs. Calvin W 121 

Howe, 3Irs. Fisher 122 

Howe, Mrs. Hall J 121 

Howe, ]\Irs. James 585 

Howe, Mrs. James, Jr 121 

Howe, Mrs. James, 3d 121 

Howe, Mrs. Moses 335 

Howes, Rev. Josiah T 173 

Howe, Willard 121 

Hoyt, Benjamin 65 

Hoyt, Charles 171. 230 

Hovt, Charles L 571 

Hoyt, Elizabeth .571 

Hoyt, Enos 445 

Hovt, George 571 

Hoyt, John D 241, 571 

Hoyt, John F 229, 492 

Hovt, M 571 

Hoyt, Ruf us 571 

Hoyt, Rufus A 221 

Hoyt, Sarah 585 

Hovt, .Sheriff 398 

Hubbard, Captain 621 

Hubbard, Edwin T 449 

Hubbard, Henry 353, 525 

Hubbard, :Mrs .551 

Hubbard, Thomas L 449 

Huckins, James 40 

Hughes. Clement .38 

Hull, Asa P 221 

Hull, Dr. D. W 190 

Hull, Moses 190 

Hunking, Mark 40 

Hunter. H 221 

Hunt, Harrison C 173, 184 

Huntoou, Retsey 2.54 

Huntress, John 31 

Hurd, 242, 501 

Hurd, Benjamin .584 

Hurd, Charles 221, 520, 571 

Hurd, Charlotte 571 

Hurd, Edward C 230 

Hurd, Edwin V 445 

Hurd, George F 221, 237 

Ilurd, George W ..221, 237, 2S4 

Hurd, James 306, 483, .534 

Hurd, John 221 

Hurd, Jonas .520 

Hurd, Jonathan 497 

Hurd, .Joseph .571 

Hurd, Joseph D 171, 445 

Hurd. Joseph W 2.30 

Hurd, Juauna 571 

Hurd, L ,571 

Hurd, Lucy 571 

Hurd, Moses 129, 466, 485 

Hurd, Moses S .516 

Hurd, Nathaniel H 171 

Hurd. Olive B 624 

Hurd, Reuben 498 

Hurd, Sally 571 

Hurd, Seth T 216 

Hurd, Sophia .571 

Hurd, Timothy .500 

Hurd, William ...170, 171, 240 

241, 295, 296, 297, 298, 465, 519 

534, 551, 5.52, 561. 

Hussey, Charles B 221 

Hussey, Charles E 169 

Hussey, Daniel . . . .104, 221, 238 

Hussey, Elijah M 176,4.54 

Hussey, Enos H 215 

Hussey, Ezekiel 498 

Hussey, George S 212 

Hussey, Hannah 164 

Hussey, Job 39 

Hussey, Jona'n 454, 528, .5.34, 535 

Hussey, Lewis M 221, 237 

Hussey, Micajah 163, 498 

Hussey, Mrs. Elijah M 454 

Hussey, Oliver 238 

Hussey, Oliver W 221 

Hussey, Paul 221 

Hussey, Richard 39 

Hussey, Sarah 586 

Hussey, Silas 233, 235, 319 

Hussey, Silas, Jr 196 

Hussev. Tliomas S 196 

Hu.ssey. Walter S...10, 221, 238 

Hutchins, Fred S 457 

Hutchinson, Rev. Stephen. 279 

Hutchins, Rev. Elias .312 

Hyatt, Rev. Isaac 161, 282 

Hj'de, Lawrence 34 

Ingalls, John C 173 

Ingersoll, 172 

Ingham, Thomas 515 

Ingraham, H. C 472 

Ives, Elizabeth 450 

Jackman, Alonzo 173 

•Jackson, Amanda M 457 

•Jackson, Andrew.. 326, 368, 372 

382, 397, 519, 520. 

Jackson, Caleb 61, 542, 584 

Jackson, Dr. C. T 10 

•Jackson, Hannah 260 

Jackson, James 61, 440 

Jackson, John Henry 222 

Jackson, Samuel 149 

Jackson, William.. 39, 286, 495 

•Jacobs, Jeremiah 222 

Jacobs. Mrs. H. D 475 

Jacobs, Stephen C 222 

Jacques, Rev 575 

Jaffrey, George 40 

James, Bishop 275 

•Tames, James W .387 

•Jaines, William 77 

Janes, Bishop 438 

Jasper, Rev. O. H..274, 275, 276 

Jefferson, Thomas 332, 518 

•Jeffrey, James 78 

•Jelerson, Samuel 196 

•Jellerson, Benjamin 5.55 

•Jenkings, Joseph, Jr 40 

Jenkins, Charles E 363, 530 

Jenkins, Cornelius 62 

•Jenkins, Xaucy 446 

Jenkins, Stephen 61 

•Jenks, George W 448 

•Jenks, Joseph 38 

Jennes, Joseph 75 

•Tenness, Abigail 585 

Jenness, Betsey 222 

Jenness, Charles 222 

Jenness, Charles G 238 

Jenness, Charles, Jr 222 

Jenness, Cyrus 161, 222 

•Jenness, Daniel 62 

•Tenness, Daniel F 534 

•Jenness, Dorothy 272 

•Jenness, Ebenezer 444 

Jenness, Freeman 222 

Jenness, George 222, 520 

Jenness, George B 238 

Jenness, Isaac 183 

Jenness, James M 222 

Jenness, John .... 62, 77, 79, 223 

.531, 533, .542. 

•Jenness, Jonathan 222 

•Tenness, Kezia 278 

Jenness, Mark 77, 533 

Jenness, Mrs. Charles — .222 
Jenness, Noah A ..230, 529, 535 

•Jenness, Paul 29, 62 

Jenness, Pbebe 585 

•Jenness, Stephen 520 

Jenness, Stephen B 223 

Jenness, Stephen S 222 

Jenness, William.. 532, 533, 541 


•Tennis, Aaron 61 

•Tennis, David 61 

Jennis, Moses 62 

•Tennis, William 62 

Jennis, William, Jr 61 

Jewett, Dearborn 179, 498 

Jiles, Joseph 62 

•Johnson, Andrew 207 

•Tohnson, Charles 473 

Johnson, Charles E 169 

Johnson, C. W 237 

Johnson, General 435 

Johnson, George 364, 434 

•Johnson, George W 222 

Johnson, Hannah 222 

•Tohnson, James H 384 

Johnson, Levi B 222 



Johnson, iMary 2S4 

Johnson, Mrs. George 3G4 

Johnson, Robert •223 

Johnson, Siunuel 222 

Johnson, William 31 

Johnson, William 222 

Jones, riL'iijuniin 153 

JFones, Benjamin II — 528, fiSO 

Jones, Charles A 515 

Jones, Cyrus W 222 

Jones, Dorcas 478 

Jones, Ebenezer 31, 5S4 

Jones, Frank. .365, 485, 52G, 541 

Jones, George W 222 

Jones, James G 515 

Jones, Joseph 38, 61, 533 

Jones, Levi 179. 481 

Jones, Paul 72, 584 

Jones, Kev. Benjamin 203 

Jones, Samuel 62 

Jones, Samuel 199, 222 

Jones, Samuel 553 

Jones, Stephen 38 

Jones, Walter S 223 

Jones, William 40 

Jordon, Samuel 88 

Jual, Christian 223 

Julian, George W 393 

Junkins, Edwin 460 

Junklns, blaster 164, 294 

Junkins, Mrs. Sidney E 4C0 

Junkins, Sidnej' E 460 

Rane, Patrick 223 

Kay, Patrick 223 

Keav, Forest L 460 

Keay, Frank 460 

Keegan, John 223 

Kelley, 429 

Kelley, Alfred D 466, 471 

Kelley, Climena M 338 

Kelley, Etta M 449 

Kelley, Henry M. .169, 492, 531 


Kelley, John B 318, 529 

Kelley, Mrs. Abigail M ... .410 

Kelley, Susanna 441 

Kellev, William 223 

Kellogg, Rev. Silas G. .271, 558 

Kendall, Asa S 526 

Keniston, Rev. Thomas . . .282 

Kennard, William B 237 

Kennedy, 169 

Kennev, Eliza 555 

Kenney, Lowell.. 171, 489, 494 


Kenney, Mercy 571 

Kenney, Samuel 571 

Kenny, John 38 

Kent, Joseph 38 

Kent, George M. D. 223 

Kilburn, David. 574 

Kimball, Alvah M 188, 200 

223 .529. 

Kimball, Arthur D 439 

Kimball, Augusta 461 

Kimball, Betsey 223 

Kimball, Charles B 534 

Kimball, Daniel 61 

Kimball, Daniel S 455 

Kimball, Dorothy 477 

Kimball, Edward L .. .236, 2.37 

Kimball, Elizabeth H 4.52 

Kimball, Ephraim 179, ,532 

Kimball, Fred A 237 

Kimball, Henry... 161, 169, 170 

l.*3. 2.54, 4.50, 4.55, 511. 
Kimball, Increase S. . .452, 4.55 
Kimball, J. B 473 


Kimball, .Teromiah B 223 

Kimball, John W 4,52 

Kimball, Josejih P 439 

Kimball, Josiah 196, 223 

Kimball, Judge 540 

Kimball, Lucy M 439 

Kimball, IMary 437 

Kimball, Mary E 4.52, 460 

Kimball, ^Vlrs. Daniel S....4.55 
Kimball, Mrs. Nathaniel . .451 

Kimball, Mrs. Nehemiah..223 
Kimball, Mrs. Richard 331 

Kimball, Mrs. William A.. 452 
Kimltall, Xathaniel. . . .451, 4.52 
Kimball, Nathaniel T 188 

2.52, 473, 492, 531. 

Kimball, Nehemiah 223 

Kimball, Paul 536, .539 

Kimball, Rev. Henry S — 255 


Kimball, Rev. W. S 253 

Kimball, Richard. .161, 184, 249 

300, 310, 312, 331, 368, 451, 477 


Kimball, Samuel H 223 

Kimball, William A... 161, 164 

168, 169, 4.52, 453, .520. 
Kimball, William K...188, 196 


Kimball, W. Knight 586 

King, 144 

King, Dr 447 

King, Louis 223 

Kingman, Jeremiah 173 

Kittredge, Dr 443 

Kittredge, Jacob 440 

Knight, Caroline 166, 174 

Knight, Charles 62 

Knight, Dr 446 

Knight, Hannah 585 

Knight, Hatevil ...129, 165, 170 

171, 173, 174, 179, 240, 465, .528 

531, 532, 534,560,585. 

Knight, John 38, 41, 42, 533 

Knight, Joseph 61 

Knight, Joshua 62, 542 

Knight, Mary 571 

Knight, Mary B 561 

Knight, Mary M 175 

Knight, Mrs. Hatevil 561 

Knight, Mrs. Wylie 586 

Knight, Walter B 183, .531 

Knight, William 61 

Knipe, Lavina 515 

Knite, Robbard 77 

Knowles, James . .56, 62, 73, 89 

90, 93, 120, 152, 256. 527, .528 

530, 531, 532, 533. 

Knowles, John 61 

Knowles, Sally 585 

Knowles, Sanmel 499, 5(i0 

Knox, Hosea B 223 

Lafayette, Marquis De — 264 

Lague, Joseph 223 

Laighton, John .59 

Laighton, Samuel 542 

Laiton, .John, back river.. 40 

Laiton, Thomas 40 

Lake, Rev. E. H 286 

Lamos, George D .530 

Lamprey, M. C 169, 317 

Lamy, Rev. Urbain 291 

Lancton, Rev 96 

Landers, 3Iary E 475 

Landers, Seneca 475 

Lane, Betsey 438 

Lane, Charles E 168, 459 

Lane, George B 460 

Lane, Joshua 179, 542 

Lane, Maix-enia W 223 

Lane, Winthrop. . .223, 4.59, 460 

Langdon, Dr ... .90, 93 

Langd(m, John .57, 326, 524 

Langworthy, Rev. Isaac P. 


Lavender, William J 223 

Layton, John 531,542 

Leathers, William 38 

Leavitt, IClizabeth 122 

Leavitt, .Tohii 31 

Leavitt, Justin M 237, 420 

Leavitt, Mrs. Justin M 420 

Leavitt, Rev. Daniel 290 

Le Blank, Octavio 223 

Lebran, Narcisse 223 

Lee, Rev. Jesse 260 

Lee, Robert E 434 

Lees, John 360 

Legro, Daniel .521 

Lcgro, David 171, 188, 469 

Legro, John... 166, 196, 201, 483 

484, 528, .531, 534. 
Legro, Rev. Elihu H.. .223, 273 

Leighton, David 68, 74 

Leighton, Edward 62 

Leighton, Edwin G 223 

Leighton, Ephraim 223 

Leighton, George 520 

Leighton, John. 40, 48, 532, 533 

Leighton, Levi 501 

Leighton, Mrs. Ephraim . .223 
Leighton, Nahala Davis. ..223 

Leighton, Nancy F 223 

Leighton, Samuel 532,533 

Leonard, Michael 224 

Leonard, Rev. Prof 287, 288 

Lewis, John 31 

Lewis, Sumner 224 

Lewis, W^inslow 444 

Libby, Arthur 224 

Libby, Isaac ... 61, a5, 157, 466 

530, 531, 532, 533, .535. 
Libbey, Paul 59, 61, 91, 286 

287, 532, 533, 542, 567. 

Libbey, Phebe 585 

Libbey, Robert M 224 

Libby, Dr 153 

Libbv, J. T. S 192 

Libby, Rev. Joseph T 282 

Lincoln, Abraham 193, 207 

393, 412, 520, 622. 

Lincoln, Heman 42ft 

Lindsey, Cynthia 586 

Lindsev, George S 161,530 

Little, Archibald 224 

Littlefield, Rev. C. A 276 

Little, William O 224 

Livermore, Arthur 525 

Livermore, Judge. 524 

Livingston. Charles F 622 

Locke, Alice.. 577 

Lock, Edward 62 

Locke, Fanny 364 

Locke, Henry W..200, 224, 364 


Locke, John 578 

Locke, Joshua 149 

Locke, Lvman 534 

Locke, M'rs. H. W 364 

Locke, Sarah 281 

Lock, James 77, 78 

Lockwood, Belva .520 

Logan, J. C 2.37 

Long, Col. Pierse 65, 66, 122 



Longfellow, Henrj- W.32o, 325 

Lord, Eli 5o5 

Lord, Nathaniel '243 

Lord.Phebe 243 

Lord, Rev. John 262, 575 

Loren, Francis J 334 

Loren, John J 334 

Loring, Rev. Joseph.. .247, 249 

Lothrop, Daniel. .312, 421, 424 

528, 534. 
Lothrop, Daniel, Jr... .422, 424 
Lothrop, James E 421, 423 


Lothrop, John C 422 

Lothrop, Margaret 428 

Lothrop, Mark 421 

Lothrop, :M. Henry 423 

Lothrop, Mrs. Daniel . .421, 424 
Lothrop, Mrs. Daniel, Jr . .427 

Lothrop, Mrs. James E 424 

Lothrop, Mrs. Mark 421 

Loud, W. H 515 

Lougee, Arthur J 408 

Lougee, Dr. 1. W..190, 406, 460 

183, 520, .529. 

Lougee, Elizabetli M 407 

Lougee, Jolm 406 

Lougee, John F 400, 407 

Lougee, Joseph 406 

Lougee, Joseph, 2d 407 

Lougee, Mary A 408 

Lougee, Mrs. I. W 40S 

Lougee, Mrs. John 406 

Lougee, William S 407 

Lougee, William W... 408, 460 

Lovejoy, Andrew .557 

Lovejoy, Kev. A .161, 281, 282 


Lovejoy, Warren F 224 

Lovewell, Capt. John 17 

Low, Dr 388 

Low, John F 229 

Lowthorpe, John 421 

Luce, Rev. I 274 

Lucy, Rev. Father 291 

Lummas, Nathaniel 39 

Lnnt. Frederick II 169 

Luttrell, Andy 426 

Lyman, .John D 187 

Lynch, Charles 224 

Macafee, Matthew 127 

MacDonald, George 427 

MacFee, John 80, 531, 536 

MacFee, Mary 80 

MacFee, Mrs. John 80 

Mactiee, John 77 

Mackf ee, John 78 

Mackf ee, Mathy 78 

Mack, James E. 224 

Mack, Thomas 224 

Macplieadris, Archibald.. . 40 

Macpheadris, John 40 

Madison, James 494 

Mag wire, Rev 287 

Mahoney, John 224 

Main, Charles 405, 571 

Main, David 405 

Main, Dr. Jacob 164, 440 

Main, George 571 

Main, Jacob C 224 

Main, Josiah. .50, 53, 61, 84, 440 
530, .567, .568, .584. 

Main, Meribeh 585 

Main, Mrs. Amos 84, 585 

Main, Mrs. Charles 406 

Main , Mrs. David 405 

Main, Mrs. Jacob 440 

Main, Mrs. Josiah 549 

3Iain, Rev. Amos. .20, 28, 79, 83 

127, 164, 179, 405, 440, 530, 545 

.5,59, 580. 

Main, Widow 585 

Mallard, Thomas J 224 

Mallette, W. C 237 

Maloon, Mrs. Margaret 322 

Man, Edward 31 

Mann, Rev. Asa 251 

Manson, Albert C 272 

Manson, Charles E . . . ..514, 529 

.555, 558. 

Manson, G. E 515 

Manson, Harriet C 583 

Manson, John 188, 196 

March, Aaron VV 323 

iMarch, Caroline 323, 571 

March, Clement 322 

March, Eliza 323,570 

March, Elizabeth 322 

March, Eliza W 351 

March, Emily 323 

March, Emily J 351 

March, Hannah 322 

March, Hannah 323 

March, John 323 

March, John P 323 

March, .lonas C . . . . 1.53, 179, 183 

322, 369, 464, 465, 467, .532, 534 
March, Jonas C, Jr... .323, .528 

March, Lydia 171, 249 

March, Margaret 322 

March, Mrs. Jonas C 322 

March, Nathaniel 322 

March. Sarah 322, 323, 571 

Marcy, Daniel . . 413, 536 

Mard'en, Abbie G 624 

Marden, Charles L. 624 

Marden, Clara C 624 

Marden, Eliza 624 

Marden, Francis 624 

Marden, Harriet E 624 

Marden, James 72 

Marden, John 59 

Marden, JMrs. Francis 624 

^larrow, .Samuel 77 

^larshall, Grace 4.54 

Marshall, James F 238 

Marshall, J. R 188 

Marsh, Rev. A. F..161, 169, 253 


Marston, A. N 169 

Marston, Gen. Gilman . ... 189 
Marston, Winthrop A. .161, 162 

Martin , Noah .525 

Ma.son, A. W .520 

Mason, Benjamin 40 

Mason, .Jeremiah 524 

Mason, Jolm E. 188 

Mason, Larkin D 526 

Mason, Rev. Elijah 267 

Mason, Samuel K 536 

Mather, Dr. Cotton 17 

Mathes, Eben J. . . .166, 188, 196 

466, 482, 483, 484, 521, 530, 538 

Mathes, Frank 237 

Mathes, George P 173, 176 

Mathes, James 41 

Mathes, Lizzie 443 

Mathes, Stephen M. . . .349, 443 

466, 479, 528, 530, 539, .558. 
Mathews, Francis. . . .18, 38, 42 

45, ,533. 
Matthews, Rev. Samuel S,.267 

Maynard, Mary F 448 

Mayo, M. S 405 

McAllister, Rev. W. H. H..277 
McClellan, Dr 441 

McClellan. George B 520 

McCollester, Rev. S. H 388 

jNIcCormack, Patrick 224 

McCoy, John 3i 

McCoy, Rev. William 363 

McCreelis, Robert 59 

McCrellis, James 237 

McCrillis, 571 

McCrillis, Daniel 324 

McCrillis, David 324 

McCrillis, George 289, 562 

McCrillis, Herbert T 511 

McCrillis, Joel S 563 

McCrillis, John G 224 

McCullom, General 456 

McCutchins, Luther 526 

Mc Daniels, David 262 

McDonald, James 237 

McDonald, Rev. R 282 

McDonell, Rev. John T....291 

McDulTee, 571 

McDuffee, Anna M 252, 377 

McDulTee, Archibald 363 

McDuffee, Daniel 67, 68, 73 

179, 368, 535. 
McDuffee, Daniel, Jr . .179, 188 
196, 199, 384, 469, 529. 

McDuffee, Franklin 458 

McDuffee, Franklin 11, 169 

184, 187, 188, 189, 196, 202, 329 
333, 234, 2.53, 2.56, 315, 318, 323 
363, .370, 373, 479, 482, 528, 530 
.534, ,558, 561. 

McDuffee, George 347, 378 

Mc Duffee, Jabez 225 

McDuffee, Jacob. . .102, 161, 179 
.532, 534, 558. 

McDuflee, James 54, 62, 532 

McDuffee, James, .3d.. .179, 539 

McDuffee, Jarvis 174, 458 

McDuffee, Col. John 21, 32 

53, ,55, .59, 68, 100, 111, 117 to 

120, 179, 368, 458, 476, 486, 518 

,527, 528, ,531, 533, 537, 572, 584 

McDuffee, John, 1st.. ..367, 368 

McDuffee, John, 3d.. . .171, 179 
3.58,368, 458, 528,531. 

McDuffee, John, 4th 43, 161 

162, 166, 183, 1S4, 188, 196, 206 
249, 3.55, 270, 308, 346, 347, 360 
362, 367 to 373, 394, 428, 430 
478, 479, 480, 483, 483, 494, 530 
529, 531, 537, 538, 539, 560, 572 
McDuffee, John Edgar ... .373 
McDuffee, John F. .538, 531, 533 

McDuffee, John R 377, 460 

McDuffee, Jonathan 179 

McDuffee, Joseph H. .325,373 
McDuflee, Louis... 131, 161, 171 
183, 184, 218, 225, 302, 308, 314 
528, 531, 538. 

McDuffee, Lovey 235 

McDuffee, Lydia S 384 

McDuflee, Mansfield.. .367, 368 

McDuffee, Markwell 555 

McDuffee, Martha 367 

McDuflee, Mary Abbie 366 

.377, 430. 

McDuffee, Mary Ann 358 

McDuffee, Mehitable 585 

JIcDuffee, Mrs. Frank 373 

McDuffee, Mrs. George — 347 

jNIcDuffee, Mrs. James 585 

McDuffee, Mrs. John, 8d. ..368 



McDufifee, Mrs. Joliii, 4th.. 309 


:McDuffee. Mrs. Louis 225 

McDuflfee, Oliver 3TS 

McDuffoe, Kicliurd, Jr. 196, .534 

^McDuffee, Sallv 428 

McDiiffee, Sarali 249 

McDntf ec , Sarah F 377 

McDiuree, S. F 210 

McDulfee, Simon C 22.5 

McDuffee, Thomas. . . .534, 535 

McDuffee, Widow 584 

McDiiflee, William. . .54, 61, 04 

74, 128, .132. 

:McDutree, AVillis 374, 460 

!McElroy, Andrew 515 

Jlcfee, XVUliam .542 

McHufrh, Michael .225 

Mcllrov, Robert. ..189, 206, 315 


Mclntire, Eliza 586 

McIiUire, James F 2.37 

Jlclntvre, Rufus 352 

McKean, Frank A 526 

McKee, James 819 

McKendree, Bishop 436 

McKenzie, 563 

McKinney, Rev. L. F 287 

McKinstrv, INIrs 290 

McKinstrV, Rev 290 

McKusick, Charles F 238 

McXamara, Bridget 224 

MeXamara, Michael 224 

MeXamara, Mrs. Michael .224 

McNamara, Thomas 224 

McXeal, Daniel 56, 64, 164 

McXeal, John 164 

McNeal, William. . . .61, 68, 532 

Meade, 481 

Meader, Asa 507, 520 

Meader, Benjamin — 257, 507 

Meader, Benjamin .507 

Meader, Charles H .507 

Meader, Daniel 507, 520 

Meader, Edward H 101 

Jleader, Elijah .507 

Meader, George E 507 

Meader, Gertrude .509 

Meader, Hanson 507 

Meader, James J.. 108, 470, .530 

Meader, Jedediah 507 

Meader, Jesse 534 

Meader, John.. 161, 258, 436, 507 

Meader, John E . . .,507, 508, 509 


Meader, Jonatlian .507 

Meader, Joseph 507 

Meader, Joshua 429 

Meader, Judith 257 

Meader, Julia E 507 

Meader, Lemuel ..437, 507, .534 
Meader, Levi.. 188, 459, 507, 588 

Meader, ;Mehitable 507 

Meader, Mrs. Jesse 437 

Meader, .Airs. Jolin 436 

Mearler, INIrs. Lemuel 437 

Meader, Mrs. Levi 507 

Meader, Mrs. Stephen .507 

Meader, Mrs. Ste])hen C. ...509 

Meader, Nathaniel .507 

Meader, Xathanicl, Jr 507 

Meader, Otis 200 

Meader. Rev. Jesse.. . .161, 169 

278, 279, 437. 

:Meader, Samuel 171 

Meader, Sarah A. 278 

Meatier, Sarah F 507 

Meader, Stephen 507 

Meader, Stephen C .... 101 , 499 

506, 507, .508, 529. 

Meader, Tobias 507, 520 

Meader, Walter S 459, .507 

;Meader, Widow 584 

Aleder, Benjamin 584 

Meder, Jonatlian 507 

Meeder, Benjamin 62 

Meeder, Jonathan 62 

Meeder, Joseph 62 

Meeder, Natlnmiel 62 

Mellen, George W 225 

Mellen, Rev 419 

Melvin, Charles 227 

Merriam, Rev. Matthew. . . 90 

92 99. 

Merri'u, 164 

Merrill. George S 235 

Merrill, Isaac 483 

Merrill, Rev. James H 2.52 

]Merrow, Benjamin 77, 78 

Merrow, Henry 439 

Merrow, Joshua 56, 66, 70 

Merrow, Samuel ..56,62, 78, 439 

Merrow. Samuel, Jr 62 

Meserve, Bidtield 23, 260 

308, 520. 

Meserve, Charles Y 489 

Meserve, Frank P 281 

Meserve, George H 225 

Meserve, Jacob C 225 

Meserve, John W .534 

Meserve J. H 476 

Meserve, JMary 281 

Meserve, Samuel 281 

Meserve, Stephen 489 

Meserve, Vincent 149 

Meserve, Walter 237 

Meserve, Walter S 225 

Metcalf, Ralph 363, .525 

Mialles, John 127 

Miles, General 232 

Miller, Isaac 532 

Miller, Joseph 77, 78 

Miller, Rev. William 288 

Millet, Thomas 78, 533 

Mills, Benjamin 281 

Mills, Edward B 223 

Mills, George S 460 

Mills, Mary C 281 

Mills, Rev. George A.. 255. 256 

273, 460. 

I\Iills, Sarah 281 

Mills, Wesley B 281 

Mmer, Rev. A. A 286 

Moe, John 40 

^Monroe, James 519 

Montgomery, General 63 

JMontgomeiy, Rev. Hugh. .275 

Mooney, Colonel 69 

Mooney, Daniel M 394 

:Mooney, Mrs. Daniel M . . . .394 

Moore, E. S 238 

3Ioore, F. B 188 

Moore, R. C 437 

:\Ioore, William 5.5S 

Morey, Rev. Arthur L.161, 280 

Morev, Mrs. Harvej' 262 

Morey, Rev. Harvey. . . 260, 262 

534, .575. 

Morgan, Gen. John 4.34 

.Morrell, Martha 401 

3Iorrell, >Iary 401 

Morrill, Alfred B 169 

Morrill, David L 525 

Morrill, Ellen J 427 

^Morrill, Jedidiah 4(50 

Morrill, J. G .)(;9 

31orrill, Joseph 424, 427 

Morrill, Mary E 424 

Morrill, Nel.son E. B 460 

Morrill, Rev. Enoch. ..289, 290 

Morrill, Rev. Moses 88 

Morrison, Abraham 62 

Morrison, James 225 

Morrison, Jonathan 61, 499 

Morrison, W. N 471 

Morse, Abner 23 

Morse, James W 225 

Morse, S. F. B 327 

Mosely, Lydia 450 

Mott, "Valentine 441 

Moulton, Edward S.. ..133, 264 

265, 404, 409. 

Moulton, Ii:veline 284 

Moulton, Larkin B.284, .520, 529 
Moulton, Rev. E. P.... 281, 285 

Miinger, Charles 438 

Munger, Mrs. Charles 438 

Munger, Rev. Philip . .262, 438 


INIunger, Zipporah 438 

Munsey, Jolm 40 

Murphy, Hiram P 225 

Murphy, Lawrence 309 

Murray, Abigail T 585 

Murray, John 532, .585 

Murray, John A 225 

Murray, Rose 585 

Murray, John D 237 

Musgrove, Rev. G. N 282 

Nason, A. U 493 

Nealand, James 225, 237 

Meal, George A 188 

Neal, John 450 

Neal, Moses L.179, 4.50, .531, 537 

Xeal, Mrs. Moses L 450 

Neil, John 555 

Nelson, Lucv 437 

Newell, Arthur C 447 

Newell, Daniel 497 

Newell, J. A 331 

Newell, John P 176 

Newell, Mrs. A. C 447 

Newell, Jlrs. Daniel 497 

Newell, Mrs. J. A 331 

Newell, Rev. Ebenezer F..201 


Newell, William H 447 

Newlaud. Solomon M 225 

Newton, Lydia 437 

Nichols, James T. .225, 238, 284 
Nichols, Rev. Samuel.. 247, 249 

Nickerson, George H 225 

Night, Robard 78 

Noble, John 176 

Nock, Ebenezer 31 

Nock, James 18, 40 

Nock, Silvanus 39 

Nock, Thomas 39 

Nock, Zachariah 39 

Nordstedt, Prof. Otto .509 

Norris, Joseph S .529 

Norris, Moses, Jr 384 

Norris, Rev. Samuel... 263, 265 

260, 271, 302, 573. 

Norton , Mary A 406 

Norway, John 39 

Norwood, Estlier 405 

Nowell, George D 469 

Noyes, Eliza 275 

Nute, Benjamin 00 

Nute, Ivory M 171, 537 

Nute, James 31,39,45 

Nut e, Jolm 59, 02, 68 

Nute, John R 225 

Nute, Jotham 179 



Nute, L. S 407 

Nute, Mrs. L. S 407 

Nute, Samuel 39, 56, 61, 533 


Nutter, 4S0 

Nutter, Alplionso J .'>20 

Nutter, Betsey 337, 470 

Nutter, Charles 213 

Nutter, Hannah 336, 5S5 

Nutter, Hate vil 39, 40 

Nutter, Henry 40 

Nutter, James 39 

Nutter, James T 520 

Nutter, John... .39, 149, 169, 470 


Nutter, John H 225, 

Nutter, John, Jr 

Nutter, John L 

Nutter, Jotham 62, 

Nutter, Mary 

Nutter, Nancy H 

Nutter, Nathan 

Nutter, Richard 62, 

Nutter, Samuel 

Nutter, Willard 

Nutting, Nancy 

Nye, George E 

Nye, Henry 

O'Brien, D. W 

O'Brien, Lydia 

O'Brien, William 

O'Connor, James 

Odiorne, Benjamin 

Odiorne, John 348, 464, 

534, .566. 

Odiorne, Mrs. John 486 

Odiorne, Sarah 

Odlin, Haniford 

O'Uonneli, J 

O'Gorman, Patrick 


Orne, Frederick A 225, 

Orne, Henry H.324, 325, 327, 
Orr, Francis. ..ISS, 404, 483, 

Orr, Frank H 

Osborne, George W 

Osborne, Hiram S 

Osboi-ne, John H 

Osgood, Arthur 

Osgood, James B 226, 

Osgood, James H 

Osgood, Marion H 

Osgood, S.J 

Otis, Francis L 

Otis, Frederick 226, 

Otis, Joseph 

Otis, Locke 

Otis, Orange B 

Ovei'and, Jona.512, 513, 515, 



Packard, Rev. W. S 

Packanl. Willard S 

Packer, Thomas 

Page, 296, 305, 

Page, Alplionso 

Page, Ben.j 143, 171, 498, 

Page, Benj., Jr 278, 446, 

Page, Carter 349, 

Page, Daniel 40 

Page, David C 

Page, Harriette 

Page.IIuldah 446, 

Page, James 310, 

Page, James W 

Page, John 

Page, .Joseph 61, 

Page, Kingman F 

Page, Lucy J 


, 62 

Page, Mary . . 461 

Page, Mary M. . 437 

Page, Moses 183,241,534 

Page, Mrs. Carter 437 

Page, Mrs. George 586 

Page, Mrs. K. F 454 

Page, Mrs. William H 446 

Pageot, Cyrille 530 

Page, Samuel 244 

Page, Samuel F 534 

Page, William 460 

Page, William U 404, 446 

Paine, John T 264, 453 

Paine, Josiah 134 

Paine, Thomas 181 

Pallrey , John G 3.50 

Palmer, Barnabas. .61, 99, 179 

432, 528, 530, .532, 533, .546. 

Palmer, Benjamin 560 

Palmer, Jonathan 179 

Palmer, Mrs. Barnabas — 432 
Palmer, Rev. James M 161 

164, 169, 184, 188, 251, 252, 2.55 

Palmer, Robert M 226 

Palmer, Samuel 155, 179 

Palmer, William.... 66, 70, 179 

528, ,532, 533. 

Parker, Charles F .515 

Parker, Charles H 226 

Parker, Clarinda 456 

Pai-ker, Francis J .506 

Parker, Henry R 447 

Parker, John T 447 

Parker, Mrs. Henry R 447 

Paj-ker, Rev. Henry E 215 

Parker, Riley H 238, ,535 

Parker, S. H .558 

Parker, Theodore. 383, 403, 404 
Parshley, Augustine S 183 

23.5, 238, 484, 529, 534, 557. 

Parshley, John 420 

Parshley, John D. .167, 237, 531 


Parshlej% Maria 512 

Parshley, Mary F 420 

Parsonis, Bradley F 226 

Parsons, Danierj..l61,lS3, 454 

Parsons, John S . . .260, 454, 535 

Parsons, Mrs. Daniel J. 420, 4.54 

Parsons, Mrs. Josiah 454 

Parsons, Rev 290 

Parsons, Samuel B 387 

Pattee, Dr .....447 

Patterson, Charles 226 

Patterson, Rev 287 

Peabody, Colonel 69 

Pealjody, Oliver 518, .524 

Peabody, William A 226 

Pearl, Aoraham 62 

Pearl, Abram 226, 233 

Pearl, Abram W 226 

Pearl, Diamond ... 62 

Pearl, Kleazar 153, 154 

Pearl, George O 226 

Pearl, Ichabod .535 

Pearl, Isaac 104, 226 

l^earl, Jane .585 

Pearl, John .39 

Pearl, Joseph 65, 71, 99, 532 

Pearl, Joshua 61 

Pearl, 31rs. Isaac 226 

Pearl, Paul 66, 70 

Pearl, Peter 153 

Pearl, Rachel 226 

Pearl, Rutus K 161, 183, 444 

Pearl, Simeon iiii, 7o 

Pearl, William Ug 

Pease, Thomas S 237 

Peavey, Anthony 532 

Peavey, Bryant 283,511 

Peavey, George C 355, 456 

Peavey, Ida A 456 

Peavey, Mrs. G. C 355 

Peavey, William C 71 

Peck, Bishop 4.38 

Peckham, Rev. F. H 281 

Peck, Rev. Joseph 573 

Peevey, Thomas 61 

Peirer, Benjamin 40 

Pender, Benjamin 39 

Pendexter, Margaret J 4.52 

Penhallow, Samuel 40 

Pepperell, William 333 

Perkins, A. A 11 

Perkins, Asa 441 

Perkins, Charles C 226 

Perkins, Duane T 226 

Perkins, Ephraim 584 

Perkins, James 31 

Perkins, James H 226 

Perkins, Jared 525, 575 

Perkins, John 440 

Perkins, Joshua 39 

Perkins, Lucretia 454 

Perkins, Major 486 

Perkins, Mrs. Ephraim — .584 

Perkins, Mrs. John 441 

Perkins, Nathaniel.. .. 39,56 

Perkins, Nathaniel W 227 

Perkins, Rev. W. S 287 

Perkins, Roderick R 441 

Perkins, Samuel 39 

Perkins, Sarali .584 

Pel kins, Solomon 62,560 

Perkins, Solomon, Jr 61 

Perkins, Thomas 78 

Perkins, Widow 584 

Perkins, William 441 

Perley, Abram A 473 

Pettee, Rev 287 

Peverly, James 387 

Philbrick, Daniel M 238 

Phillips, N. C 238 

Phillips, Wendell 383, 403 

Phipps, Benjamin. 506, 512, 513 
Pickering, Anthony. 489, 501 
Pickering, Charles F.. .. 227 

Pickering, Drusilla 278 

Pickering, George W. .227, 238 
Pickering, James. .498, 500, .584 

Pickering, John 518, ,524 

Pickering, Matilda 278 

Pickering, Theophilus 227 

Pickering, Timothj^ 326 

Pierce, 307 

Pierce, Andrew . . . 183, 464, 467 

Pierce, Andrew, Jr 369 

Pierce, Capt. Andrev/ . ...149 

Pierce, Benjamin 362, .525 

Pierce, Charlotte 3S4 

Pierce, Ebenezer H 227 

Pierce. Franklin. ..380, 386, 387 
454, .520. 

Pierce, George 367 

Pierce, Ida 367 

Pierce, John C 227 

Pierce, Joseph 151 

Pierce, Levi L 555 

Pierce, Rev. George W — 282 

Pierce, Ruth 571 

Pierce, Stei^hen 334 

Piercj', Isaac D 55 

Pigeon, William 144, 464 

Pike, Abigail 98 

Pike, Charles E.. ..227, 230, 237 
Pike, Dudley 59,68 



Pike.JohnC 169 

Pike, Kev 76 

Pike, Uev. Francis V..161, 247 

•248, 249. 

Pike, Uev. James 43, 90, 9S 

llO 520. 

Pike, Robert 401 

.Pills^bury, J. D 190 

Pinckliain, ,\nios 39 

Piiickliain, Ricliaril 39 

Piuckhain, Solomon 39 

Pincknev, Cliarles E 519 

Pingrree,"Jolin H 238, .i.iS 

Pinkhani, George C .l(i7, 1S8 
Pinkhani, Geor^'e E... 200, 227 

Pinkhani, .lolin H 227 

Pinkhani, Jonathan 61 

Pinkhani, Closes 31.. 

Pinkhani, Kev. Isaac 281 

Pinkhani, Wells 289,290 

Piper, Betsey 4.36 

Piper, Edward C 16.t 

Piper, Kev. Asa Ill, 242 

Pirie, James 2,i3, 471 

Pitchenger, Henry 227 

Pitkin, Kev 169 

Pitman, Kirke 488 

Place, Abigail 343 

Place, Amos 59,65,66,71 

Place, Betty 431 

Place, Betsey 260 

Place, Capt. David. . .54, .59, 60 

63, 72, 91, 179, 186. 431,532. 

Place, Charles 432, 4.33, 498 

Place, David, Jr 4.32 

Place, David, 3d 432 

Place, David, 4th 432 

Place, Delmore 432 

Place, Ebenezer 62, 77, 542 

Place, Ebenezer, Jr 61 

Place, Ebnesar 78 

Place, Elizabeth 432, 585 

Place, Eliza F 432 

Place, Ethel 4:33 

Place, George 29, 59, 61 

Place, George E 192 

Place, Henry 432 

Place, Isaac 164, 432 

Place. Isaac, 2d 432 

Place, James. .343, 432, 531, .533 
Place, James H.. ..188, 286, 287 

432, 467. 
Place, J. Frank.. 185 to 189, 192 

206,227.315, 432,489, 49.5. 
Place, John.. 29, 59, 62, 127, 149 


Place, John, 2d 431 

Place, John, 3d 431 

Place, Joshna 66, 70 

Place, Lanra 433 

Place, Leonard F 200, 227 

Place, Lucy .584 

Place, Lvdia 260 

Place, Marv 432 

Place, Marv J 400, 432 

Place, Mehitable 432 

Place, Moses 431 

Place, Mrs. Capt. David.. .431 

Place, Mrs. Charles 432 

Place, Mrs. David, 4th 432 

Place, Mrs. Enoch .344 

Place, Mrs. Isaac 432 

Place, Mrs. James F 4.33 

Place, Mrs. James H 432 

Place, Mrs. Stephen. . .359, 432 


Place, Noali 286, 431 

Place. PanI 260, 261 

Place, Rev. Enoch 173, 279 

281, 343, 431. 

Place, Kichard.61,431, 532, 533 
535, 542, 

Place, Samuel .59, 431 

Place, Stephen . . . .3.59, 400, 432 

Place, Susan A 3.59, 432 

Place, Susannah 431 

Place, Widow 560 

Plaice, Abraham 31 

Plimpton, Warren 169 

Plunier. Beard.. 38, 61, 102, 179 

528, .533, 560. 

Plumer, Elizabeth .560 

Plunier, Gershom D...196, 284 
Plumer, Henry .M 2.55, 256 

478. 482. 

IMunier, John M 227 

Plumer, John, 3d.. 170, 179, 183 


Plumer, .Joseph H 227 

Plumer, Samuel ... .61, 256, 532 

■535, 536. 

Plumer, William 519, .524 

Plummer, Ebenezer 149 

Piummer, Ephraim . . .149, 227 

Plummer, Francis .520 

Plummer, H. X 520 

Plummer, Hon. John 48, 53 

.55, 61, 89, 90, 99, 115, 117, 359 

.530, .531, .533, 584. 

Plummer, John, Jr 179, .565 

Plummer, Joseph . . .59, 61, 532 


Plumnaer, Mrs. .John 117 

Plummer, Thomas — 61 

Polk, James K 390, 520 

Poor, Col. Enoch. ...56, 70, 119 


Porter, Rev 199 

Potter, General 211 

Potter, George W 433 

Potter, .Sara 433 

Powers, Chester 442 

Powers, Eunice N 442 

Powers, Airs. Chester 442 

Powers, Rev 287 

Pratt, Alvan S 175 

Pratt, Mrs .583 

Pratt, Mrs. Alvan S 175 

Pratt, Rev. George II 2.52 

Praugh, N'areisse 227 

Pray. Dr. J. T. W 164 

Pray, Dr. Sam. 161, .145,440,443 

Pray, Dr. Samuel, Jr 441 

Pr.ay, Eli^a A 166 

Pray, Ezra ....161, 2.34, 531, 541 

Pray, H a nnah .586 

Pray, John 161, 571 

Prav, John W 161, 169, 443 

Pray, Miss .-,71 

Pray, :\lrs. John 443 

Prav, Mrs. Samuel 440 

Pray, sally 166 

Prentice, Kev. Josiah 242 

Prentiss, .John 450 

Prentiss, Ruth 4.50 

Presby, Kev. J. W 274, 276 

Prescott, Beniamin F 526 

Preston, Frank B 530, 531 

Preston, .John 440 

Preston, Mrs. John 440 

Preston, Timothy F — 440, .5.57 

Price, John 520 

Prince, Sidney 227 

Prover. George 227 

Pugh, Rev. Father 291 

Pugsley, Everett 461 

Pugslev, F. L 461 

Pugslcv, Frank 227, 461 

Pugsley, John 23S 

Pulsif er, Mary 246 

Putnam, Rev. I. W 242 

Quarles, .Judge 487 

Quick, ."Mrs. A.J 319 

(Juick, Kev. Abram J. .254, 255 

(^^imby, 491 

(,)uimby, James 289, 520 

(}uimbv, Kev 283 

(Juimb'y, Ki-v. M. A 279 

Quimiiv, Rev. George W ..287 
Quint, Rev. A. H 367 

Ralph, Rev. 287 

Kamsbottom, 289 

Ramsbottom, .James 227 

Ramsbottom, John 227 

Randall, Horace 228, 237 

Randall, Jeremiah 225 

Randall, John... 62, 584 

Randall, Nathaniel 40 

Randall, Kev. 283 

Randall, Samuel 40 

Randall, William 40 

Randall, William H 237 

Rand, P21eaz;ir 33 

Rand, Lemuel 153 

Rand, William 161, 188, 227 

468, 483, 484, 529, 534. 

Rankin, Kev. Andrew 247 

Rankin, Rev. J. E 426 

Kankins, Charles O 228 

Rankin s, Isaac 562 

Ranklns, Jonathan 27 

Kankins. .Joseph 39 

Rankin, William G 167 

Rantoul, Robert 328 

Raw lings, Edward 59 

Kawlings, Icbabod 59 

Rawlings, Jeremiah 39 

Kawlings, Jolin 59 

Rawlings, .Joseph 31 

Rawlins, John 39 

Rawlins, Moses 68 

Rawson, Hannah 179 

Rawson, Jonathan 179 

Rav, Alsaida 281 

Reding, Jobn R 384 

Reed, Col. James 63 

Keed, General 518 

Reid, Cf)l. George 70 

Rekar, George .39 

Renolds, Job 39 

Renolds, John .39 

Rewitzer, Enos 228, 237 

Richards, A. L 511 

Richard, Samuel 77, 78 

Richards, Eliza 275 

Richards, Elizabeth 571 

Richards, .James 209 

Richards, John. ..22, 61, 68, 465 


Richards, John, Jr .56. 62 

Ricliards, Jonathan 58, 61 

Richards, Joseph 22, .570 

Richards, Josepli .59,68, 77, 78 
Richards, Joseph, .Jr. . . 77, 78 

Richards, Mis. .John 22 

Richardson, 303 

Richardson, Arthur D 491 

Richardson, Ephraim 489 

Richardson, George F 167 

238, 492. 
Kicliardson, Jeremiah D ..586 

Ricliardson, .John H 5.55 

Richardson, Lemuel 62 

Richardson, Louis 16J 

Richardson. T 555 

Richards, Orin 1 275,276 

Richards, Phebe 301 



Ricliarcls, Rev. Abraham.. 274 

Richards, Rev. Dr 273 

Richards, Kev. M. A 27.3 

Richards, Samuel 65 

Richards, Susan 301 

Richards, Tristram 23 

Richards, Widow 584 

Rich, Rev. Prof. 276 

Rlckar, Ephraim 39 

Rickar, John 39 

Rickar, Joseph 39 

Rickar. ]\Ieturin 39 

Ricker, Benjamin 31 

Rieker, Charles : 6.5 

Ricker, Chai-los E 228 

Rickei', Ebenezer 61. 74 

Ricker, i:dward F 190, 287 

Ricker, Elizabeth 572 

Rieker, Ephraim 31 

Ricker, Ezekiel 2S4, 552 

Ricker, Isaac E 228 

Ricker, John \V 555 

Ricker, Jonathan 31 

Ricker, Joseph 69, 71 

Ricker, Lorinda 284 

Ricker, Moses. . 31 

Ricker, Mrs. William S....432 

Ricker, Paul 499 

Ricker, Thomas P 228 

Ricker, Timothy 59, 66. 70 

Ricker, Tobias." 68, 69 

Ricker, William 229 

Ricker, William S 494, 528 

534, 535. 
Rindge, Frederick H. .277, 515 
Rindge, Samuel B.361, 362, 503 

506, 512, 513, 515. 

Ripley, General 4.56 

Rislev, Rev. John E 265 

Robburls, Thomas 38 

Roberts, Asa 20, .534 

Roberts, Benjamin. 72, 149, .584 

Roberts, Betsey 379 

Roberts, Caleb 72 

Roberts, Eliiah 171, 501 

Roberts, J::iiza 281 

Roberts, Emerline 571 

Roberts, George 72 

Roberts, George B 169, 188 

196, 495, 521, .528, 535, 5.55, .558 

Roberts, Harrison 228 

Roberts, Hattie 281 

Roberts, Herman W 534 

Roberts, Hiram R 526 

Roberts, John 149, 465 

Roberts, John, 1st 153, 409 

Robert.s, John H 228, 461 

Roberts, John, Jr. 170,171,24,947 

Roberts, John E 228 

Roberts, John R 146 

Roberts, John W 228 

Roberts, Joseph 38, 72 

Roberts, Love 461 

Roberts, Martha S 571 

Roberts, Moses.. 28, 62, 241, 467 
Roberts, Moses, Jr 161. 179 

183, 534. 

Roberts Mrs. John E 228 

Roberts'' Mrs. John K 486 

Roberts, Mrs. Levi F 489 

Roberts, Jlrs. Timothy — 584 

Roberts, Rachel 438 

Roberts, Rebecca 228 

Roberts, Samuel, .Jr 534 

Roberts, Samuel R .521 

Roberts, Thomas. .61, 149, 179 
Roberts, Timothy. 43, 44, 60, 61 

72, 77. 78, 79, S'l, 124, 157, 531 

533, 570. 

Roberts, William J. . . .188, 201 

486, 534, 547. 

Robertson, James 228 

Robertson, Samuel 59 

Robie, Rev. T. S 252 

Robinson, Andrew 555 

Robinson, David 228 

Robinson, George 534, 583 

Robinson, James 555, 585 

Robinson, James F ...4.55 

Robinson, ^lartha '. .272 

Robinson, Martha H 228 

Robinson, Meshaeh. . ..103, 278 


Robinson, Mrs. David 228 

Robinson, Mrs. M. F 583 

Robinson, Nathaniel D 228 

Robinson, Prof 175 

Robinson, Rev. A. A 290 

Robinson, Samuel 62, 228 

Robinson, Sarah 278 

Robinson, Timothj' 39 

Rogers, Augustus J 231 

Rogers, Calvin 228, 238 

Rogers, Captain 100 

Rogers, Charles 127, .533 

Rogers, Daniel. .61, 179, 532, 534 

Rogers, Daniel, Jr 66, 71 

Rogers, Edmund 228 

Rogers, George H 210 

Rogers, James 59, 61 

Rogers, James, Jr.. 62, .532, 533 
Rogers, James Tertius, ... 61 

Rogers, John .59, 71 

Rogers, .John P 335 

Rogers, Maj. Robert 26 

Rogers, Mary J 515 

Rogers, Mrs 583 

Rogers, Mrs. Edmund 228 

Rogers, Mrs. John P 335 

Rogers, Nancy 228 

Rogers, N. P 409 

Rogers, Rev. Daniel M 268 

Rogers, Rev. John 261 

Rogers, Robert 16, 17 

Rogers, R. T...428, 531, 532, 5.34 

Rogers, Samuel 534 

Rogers, Stephen H 228 

Rollings, Anthony N 65 

Rollings, Edward 56, 66 

Rollings, Moses 65, 70 

Rollings, Samuel 69,71 

Rollins, Benjamin 61, 584 

Rollins, Edward 71, 179, 532 


Rollins, Edward A 176 

Rollins, George W 237, 558 

Rollins, Jchabod 61 

Rollins, James W 174, 238 

Rollins, J. L 237 

Rollins, John A 387 

Rooks, Richard 40 

Root, Rev. David 247 

Root, S. E 238, 447 

Rosier, William 229 

Ross, James 229 

Ross, John D 214 

Ross, Julia A 408 

Ross, Mary 571 

Ross, Riciiard 571 

Ross, Simon 298, 465 

Ross, Thomas 408 

Roulston, General 456 

Rowe, Charles C 238 

Rowe. Ichabod .521 

Rowell, John H 270, 572 

Rowe, Samuel C 229 

Runnals, Elder .568 

Runnells, John 169 

Runnels, Roxana 571 

Ruskin, John 327 

Russell, James 229 

Russell, Maynard 238 

Russell, Richard 444 

Ruter, Martin 574 

Ryon, Samuel 65, 71 

SafEord,Rev. C. G 407 

Salinger, Alex D 461 

Salinger, Isidor 461, 485 

Salinger, Mrs. Isidor 461 

Saltonstall, Matilda 122 

Sampson, Andrew 229 

Sampson, .John C 229, 235 

Sampson, i^utlier 229 

Sampson, Luther B 206, 229 


Sampson, Mary E 229 

Sanl)orn, 305 

Sanboin, Arthur V 347 

Sanborn, Cyrus K 164, 166 

169, 183, 188, 200, 207, 234, 236 

452 to 4.55, 483, 484, 529. 

Sanborn, David J 196, 521 

Sanborn, George A 460 

Sanborn, Hiram M 161, 168 


Sanborn, .James F 347 

Sanborn, J. L 455 

Sanborn, John W 196 

Sanborn, Leplia 455 

Sanborn, Mary A 290 

Sanborn, Mary S 581 

Sanborn, Mrs. A. V 347 

Sanborn, Mrs. C. K.. ..2.55, 453 

Sanborn, Mrs. W. C 365 

Sanborn, Nathan 460 

Sanborn, Rev. Jacob ..262, 574 

Sanborn, Sarah 290 

Sanborn, Solomon 455 

Sanl)orn, W. C 365 

Sanborn, William 230 

Sanders, James 229 

Sargent, Daniel 71 

Sargent, Dr. Betton W 229 

237, 446, 449, 572. 

Sargent, Jacob 446 

Sargent, :Mrs. B. W. . . .446, 453 

Sargent, Mrs. Z 555 

Sargent, Paul D 621 

Sargent, R. M 573 

Sargent, Sarah 585 

Sargent, Zebadiah 161, 229 


Sarles, William N 229 

Sawyer, Charles H .526 

Sawyer, Edward 540 

Sawyer, Helen 500 

SawVer, Rev. Dr 287 

Sawyer, Thomas E . . .368, 50O 


Saj'ward, Joseph B 521 

Scammel, Colonel 70, 71 

Scammon, Colonel 621 

Scates, George 364 

Scates, Hannah 441 

Scates, Smith 364 

Scott, Orange 574 

Scott, Walter 327 

Scott, Winfleld 458, .520 

Scruton, Herbert M 438 

Scruton, Hiram W 438, 521 

Scruton, Leon E 461 

Scruton, ISIrs. H. M 439 

Scruton, Mrs. H. W 43S 

Scruton, Mrs. Otis 586 

Scruton, Stephen 461 

Scruton, Walter S 460 



Seagrave, Rev. James C. ..161 

169, -IM), '2.11. 

Seavey, Albert F 23S 

Seavcy, Cliarlea M 529 

Seavey, EfHc 509 

Seavey, Ithaniar 02, 536 

Seavey, Jonathan T 249 

Seavey, M. H 1S8 

'Seavey, Rebecca 585 

Seavey, Samuel 02, 530 

Seccoinb, Mary T 5S3 

Sever, KHen 354 

Sever, John 355 

Sewanl, William II 108 

Seymour, Horatio 520 

Shannon, Thomas 183, 537 

Shannon, William 183 

Shapleigh, Elizabeth 88 

Sharper, William 71 

Sha-n-, Jackson 229 

Shaw, Thomas 65, 71 

Sheafe. James 524 

Shcpard, Frank P 109 

Shepard, Rev. George — 251 

Sherborne, Josiah 530 

Sherburne, Joseph 183, 464 

532, 534. 
Sherman, Mrs. Samuel S. .577 

Sherman, Rev. C. S 2.55 

Sherman, Samuel S 57 

Sherman, Thomas E .501 

Sherman, William H 500 

Sherwood, Rev. B. E 285 

Shinn, Rev. G. H 288 

Shipton, C. E 247 

Shorey, Eliza 229 

Shorey, George E 229 

Shorey, Jeremiah 229 

Shorey, John C . ..200, 289, 502 

Shorey, Mrs. Jeremiah 229 

Shorey, Nathaniel 230, 521 

Shorey, Stephen.. .282, 371, 467 

, .510, 511, 512, 514, 528, 532. 
Shorey, Stephen F 511,516 


Shurhan, Walter 230 

Shurtlelf, Rev. Roswell . . - .246 
Shute, Gov. Samuel.. 34, 37, 40 

Slas, John 38 

Sias,John,Jr 38 

Simon, Howard O 230 

Simonds, Harlow 230 

Simonds, Samuel S 230 

Simpson, Ann F 350 

Sinclair, 488 

Sinclair, Everrett M...512, 514 


Sinclair, John G 526 

Sinclair, John T 230 

Sinclair, S. T .515 

Sinclair, Willis W .511, 516 

Sleeper, Corvdon 515 

Sleeper, Frank 238 

Sleeper, John F 462 

Sleeper, John O 521 

Sleeper, Wesley 462 

Small, Edwin E . ..190, 230, 237 

Small, Joseph 40 

Small, Zachariah 40 

Smart, Jacob 249, .528 

Smart, Elmer J 457, 530 

Smart, John 457 

Smart, Mrs. E. J 457 

Smart, Mrs. John 457 

Smith, 318, 571 

Smith, Annie S 511 

Smith, Arabella 379, .570 

Smith, Betsey 452 

Smith, Charles 230 

Smith, Colonel 547 

Smith, Dr. H.J 381 

.Smith, nr. Joseph H...101, 345 

379, 394, 395. 

Smith, Dr. William 407 

Smith, E'.ias 379 

Smith, Elias F 541 

Smith, George E 109 

Smith, George O 445 

Smith, Henry 71 

Smith, Jacob D 445 

Smith, James F 230 

Smith, Jeremiah.. ,3.32, 451, .524 
Smith, John. ..142, 171, 183, 379 

452, 405, 494, .532, 534. 
Smith, John H 101, 182, 183 

452, 494, 528, 535. 

Smith, John R 230 

Smith, John W 230 

Smith, Joseph 230, 470, 571 

Smith, Laviuia 230 

Smith, L.D 276 

Smith, Lewis J 211 

Smith, Lizzie 381 

Smith, Lieut. John 38, 78 

Smith, Moody 289 

Smith, Mrs 515 

Smith, Mrs. Charles 230 

Smith, Mrs. Clara D 402 

Smith, Mrs. John 379 

Smith, :Mrs. John R 230 

Smith, Mrs. Joseph H.381, 394 

Smith, Mrs. William 499 

Smith, Xancy 230 

Smith, Rev 290 

Smith, Rev. Benton 287 

Smith, Rev. Daniel J. .161, 169 

2.53, 271, 274. 

Smith, Rev. H. W 287, 288 

Smith, Rev. James A 247 

Smith, Rev. James G 266 

289, 290. 
Smith, Rev. William T . . . .161 

188, 207. 280. 

Smith, Richard 230 

Smith, Timothy 230 

Smith, W. H 449 

Smith, William 499 

Smith, William B.. 171 

Smith, Woodbury 230 

Smyth, Frederick .520 

Sondheim, Henry 200 

Soule, Harrison 471 

Snow, Rev. 281 

Sparks, Jared 165, 3.50 

Spaulding, .500 

Spaulding, Rev. George. ..161 


Spencer, Amos .59, 65, 68 

Spinnej', Joseph 237 

Spinney, Joseph F 230 

Spinuy, Samuel 149 

Sprague, William 404 

Springfield, George W ....219 
Springfield, Isaac W...4S3, 505 

510, 512, 528, 531, 555, 557, 558 


Springfield, John F 400 

Springfield, Mrs. J. F. .453, 400 

Spring, Rev 96 

Stackpole, Dr 164 

Stackpole, Mrs. P. A 443 

Stackpole, Xoah S 534 

Stackpole, Otis 534 

Stackpole, Paul A 443 

Stackpole, Samuel . . ..248, 249 

250, 584. 

Stackpole, Thomas 161 

Stacy, Daniel L 439 

Stacy, Elizabeth A 439 

Stacy, Josephine 439 

Standley, I'^zra 484 

Standley, Walter S 529, .535 

Stansbury, Henry 230 

Stanton, Benjamin 39 

Stanton, Edward 230 

Stanton, .John 59, 08 

Starboard , Stephen 68 

Starbord, Thomas 40 

Starbord, Thomas, Jr 40 

Stark, General 67 

Stark, George 526 

Stark, John 118, 518 

Stark, William 118 

St. Clair, General 67 

Stearns, Onslow 526 

Steele, John H 311, 525 

Steese, Mrs. Edward 478 

Stephenson, Col. B. F 235 

Stevens, Enos .525 

Stevens, George W 387 

Stevens, James B 230, 237 

Stevenson, Joseph 39 

Stevens, Paltiah 69 

Stevens, Rev 290 

Stevens, Rev. Mark 290 

Stevens, Thomas 40 

Stewart, Ruth 400 

Stiles, William 77, 78 

Stillinkamp, J. D 230 

St. John, John P 520 

Stoddard, Fannie F 449 

Stone, Harriet M 427 

Stone, John 2,54 

Stone, Lyuian D 230 

Stone, Mrs. John 254 

Stone, Rev. H. M..169, 25.3, 285 

Stone, Sidney M 427 

Storer, Clement 557 

Storer, Samuel... .131, 333, 467 

537, 538. 

Stott, John 196, 558 

Stowell, jMartin 383 

Stowe, Rev. Baron 171 

Stratton, Rev. Frank K 270 


Straw, Ezekiel A 526 

Strickland, Rev. George C. 286 

Sturtevant, Edwin A 478 

Sturtevant, Ellen B 478 

Sturtevant, Fiances A 478 

Sturtevant, John D 166, 199 

2.55, 477, 482, 483, 505, 555. 

Sturtevant, Mrs. J. D 477 

Sturtevant, Mrs. Perez 477 

Sturtevant, Perez 477 

Sullivan. Gen. .John.. 57, 59, 63 

69, 179, 518, 524. 

Sullivan, John 450 

Sullivan, John S 230 

Sumner, Charles 389, 403 

Swaine, Seorim 509 

Swan, Molly 345 

Swasey, Herbert C 461 

Swasey, Joseph P 319, 461 

Swayne, John L 521 

Sweatt, Dr. T.J 444 

Sweetlove, Dr 312 

Sweet, Robert V 450 

Swett, 510 

Swett, Rev. David 279 

Swift, Captain 227 

Tabor, Reuben 429 

Tanner, 159 

Tanner, G. W 237 

Tappan, Christopher 518 

Tappan, Rev. Daniel D — 251 



Tar, Benedict 40 

Tailion, Elias 31 

Tasbe, Colonel 64 

Tasb. Thomas, Jr 179 

Taylor, Augustus 230 

Taylor, Hen jamin 59 

Taylor, Mary 450 

Taylor, Rev.Aniasa 261 

Taylor, Zacbary 401, 494 

Teague, Charles 230, 237 

Teague, Matthew 230, 237 

Tebbets, Benjamin.. 77, 78, 144 

Tebbets, Charity 351 

Tebbets, Charles B 355 

Tebbets, Charles E 231 

Tebbets, David 62, 584 

Tebbets, Ebenezer. ..53, 59, 61 

62, 501, 530, 533, 585. 

Tebbets, Edmond 62 

Tebbets, Edward 20, 62, 83 

286, 287, 530 to 534. 

Tebbtts, Elijah 62, 584 

Tebbets, Elijah, Jr 62 

Tebbets, Ezekiel 62 

Tebbets, Hall W 855 

Tebbets, Henry 61 

Tebbets, James.... 161, 183, 244 

249, 352, 354, 466, 528, 531, 532 

534, 585. 

Tebbets, J. H. W 231 

Tebbets, John 62 

Tebbets, John S 355 

Tebbets, Jonathan 59 

Tebbets, Joseph. . . .62, 532, 533 

541, 584. 

Tebbets, Lucy 443 

Tebbets, Mary 571 

Tebbets, Mrs 585 

Tebbets, Mrs. James 552 

Tebbets, Mrs. Noah 456 

Tebbets, Mrs. Noah, Jr . . . .456 
Tebbets, Mrs. Theodore. ..354 
Tebbets, Noah. .27, 161, 177, 183 

184, 231, 235, 236, 237, 305, 313 

3.33, 334, .352, 368, 456, 528, 531 

539, 581, 583. 

Tebbets, Noah, Jr 355, 456 

Tebbets, Oliver H 571 

Tebbets, Paul... 77, 78, 531, 533 

Tebbets, Rev 290 

Tebbets, Robert 62 

Tebbets, Samuel 41, 75, 534 

Tebbets, Samuel H 231 

Tebbets, Sarah C 355 

Tebbets, Theodore 354 

Tebbetts, Amanda 281 

Tebbetts, Dorothy 128 

Tebbetts, Elmer 319 

Tebbetts, George 281 

Tebbetts, Henry 497, 534 

Tebbetts, James, 2d 534 

Tebbetts, John W .229, 529, 534 

541 562. 

Tebbetts.'kary E 272 

Tebbetts, Mrs. Henry 497 

Tebbetts, Rev. Ira J 273 

Tebbetts, Sarah 281 

Tebbetts. William 2.51, 255 

Tennev, Rev 290 

Thaver, Rev 368 

Thomas, General 229, 232 

Thomas, Lorenzo 446 

Thomas, William 231 

Thompson, Charles 61 

Thompson, Charles W 237 

Thompson, Ebenezer .518, 524 

Thompson, Edmund E 360 

Thompson, Ella M ....447 

Thompson, John 231 

Thompson, John F 237 

Thompson, Joseph ..59, 62, 68 

Thompson, Noah 431 

Thompson, Susannah 431 

Thompson, Thomas W.... 332 

Thurstin, Abner 40 

Thurston, Andrew J 231 

Thurston, Charles 281 

Thurston, Mrs. A. J 231 

Thurston, Mrs. Oliver 231 

Thurston, Oliver 231 

Thurston, Priscilla 231 

Thurston, Rev. J 276 

Thurston, Susan 231 

Tibbets, Edward 89 

Tibbets, James 248 

Tibbets, .John W...511, 515, 516 

Tibbetts, E. W 276 

Tibbetts, Ezekiel 487 

Tibbetts, Mary 275 

Tibbetts, Rev. Charles 274 

Tibbetts, Rev. Lewis 274 

Tibbits, Ephraim 38 

Tibbits, Henery 38 

Tibbits, .John (Sligo) 38 

Tibbits, Samuel .38 

Tibbits, Thomas 38 

Tibbitts, Elijah 510 

Tilden, Samuel J 520 

Tilton, Edwai-d D 231 

Tilton, G.H 230 

Tilton, Joseph 451 

Tilton, Lawyer 143 

Tilton, Mrs. Joseph 451 

Tilton, Reuben.. ..169, 196, 308 

Titcomb, Benjamin 56, 65 

Tltcomb, Colonel 117 

Titcomb, Elizabeth 117 

Titus, Colonel 209 

Tobin, William 227, 535 

Tobey, Rev. Alvan. . . .247, 251 

252, 2.53. 

Toby, Samuel 31 

Togers, Richard 521 

Tolley, Thomas 56 

Tombly, Sam 78 

Tompson, John 38 

Tompson, Rev. John ..240, 242 

Torr, Abigail 368, 458 

Torr, Charles 428 

Torr, Charles C 428 

Torr, George A 428 

Torr, John 419, 428 

Torr, John F 188, 428, 534 

Torr, Jonathan . . . .265, 419, 429 
Torr, Jonathan H..170, 171, 331 

368, 428, 466, .528, 537. 

Torr, Mrs. John F 428 

Torr, Mrs. Jonathan H 428 

Torr, Mrs. Simon.. 368, 419, 428 

Torr, Mrs. Simon, Jr 428 

Torr, Sarah E 428 

Torr, Simon. . .368, 419, 428, 464 

533, 536. 

Torr, Simon A 428 

Torr, Simon A., 2d 428 

Torr, Simon, Jr 428 

Torr, Vincent 428 

Towle, 481 

Towle, A. S 511 

Towle, Dr. Ira 346 

Towner, James — 171, 172, 175 

294, 302. 

Tracy, Levi N 172 

Tracy, Rev. A. P. . .161, 280, 285 

Trafton, Charles 444 

Trafton, I. S 432 

Trask, Bertie E 457 

Trefen, Rev. John L...269, 270 

Trickey, George W. . . .231, 237 

Trickey, .Jacob 231 

Trickey, John. . . 39, 45, 61, 532 

.533, 575. 

Trickey, John, .Jr 61 

Trickey, -lohn P ..231, 237, 467 

Trickey, Josepli 231 

Trickey, Joshua 301 

Trickey, Mary 231 

Trickey, Mrs. Jacob 231 

Trickey, 3Irs. William 584 

Trickey, Rebecca 584 

Trickey, Rev. Eben D 143 

171, 26.5, 273. 

Trickev, Thomas 39, 62 

Trickey, William.. .61, 171, 256 


Trowbridge, Sarah 453 

True, Capt. Henry 401 

True, Ezekiel, 1st 401 

True, Ezekiel, 2d 401 

True, Henry 401 

True, Jacob 401 

True, John 401 

True, Mrs. Capt. H 401 

True, Mrs. Ezekiel, 1st 401 

True, Mrs. Ezekiel, 2d 401 

True, Mrs. Jacob 401 

True, Mrs. John 401 

True, Mrs. Rev Ezekiel. ..402 
True, Rev. Ezekiel ....161, 169 

2.53, 280 to 285, 401. 

True, Sylvia M 284 

Tuck, Amos 386 

Tucker, James F 231 

Tucker, .Joseph 62 

Tucker, W. H 492 

Tucker, Tristram 164 

Tufts, Amos 284 

Tufts, W. C 237 

Turner, Caroline H 253 

Turner, Dr 442 

Turner, Elizabeth A 439 

Turner, Francis 439 

Turner, Lewis 172 

Turner, Louis 330 

Turner, Mrs. Louis 330 

Turner, Susie A 439 

Tuttle, Benjamin 499 

Tuttle, Ebenezer 39 

Tuttle, Israel 521 

Tuttle, Mrs. I ^rael 586 

Tuttle, Thomas 39 

Twambly, William 39 

Twomblej', Benjamin. . .40, 63 

Twombley, Jonathan 62 

Twombly, Alonzo H 231 

Twombly, Ebenezer 68 

Twombly, Elizabeth, 585 

Twombly, Ephraim, Jr 179 

Twombly, Isaac. . . . 62, 536, 584 

Twombly, .John 40 

Twombly, John F 233 

Twombly, John H 437 

Twombly, .Joseph 40 

Twombly, Joseph B 231 

TwomblV, Mary 585 

Twombly, Mrs. J. H 438 

Twombly, Mrs. Tobias.. . 437 
Twombly, Samuel . . .40, 43, 61 

SJil, 533, 542. 

Twombly, Samuel, Jr 62 

Twombly, Tobias 240, 244 

437, .5.32. 

Twomblj', Tobias, Jr 532 

Twombly, Widow 584 

Twombly, William 534 

Tyler, Abraham 408 

Tyler, John 385 



Tyler, Rev, Bennett. . .Hi, lib 

Upham, Albert 571 i 

Uplmin.Dr. A 44i 

Upham, Dr. Albeit G 328 

Upham, Dr. Alfred 328 

Upham, Francis W 328, o71 


Upham, Hannah 570 

Upham, Joseph B 328, 583 

Upham, Mary 327, 350 

Upham, Mrs. Nathaniel — 243 

Upham, Mrs. T. C 243 

Upham, Nathaniel. . . 102, 137 

171. 173, 177, 1S3, 243, 214. 2'.t5 

297, 326, 327, 328, 337, 3.iO, 404 

465, 467, 519, 524, 528, 532, 535 

Upham, Nathaniel G ..328, 368 

Upham, Rev. Thomas C. . .240 

242, 243, 244, 249, 324, 325, 344 

368, 465, 568. 

Upham, Ruth 571 

Upham, Col. Timothy. 326, 525 
Upham, Dr. Timothy.. 328, 345 

Usher, John 38 

Vail, Rev. W. S 287, 288 

Van Buren, Martin — 382, 393 

397, 520, 521. 

Varaney, Peter 38 

Varney, Charles F 284 

Varnej-, David 62 

Varney, Downing .500, 509, 578 
Varney, Ebenezer. . .38, 62, 51 1 


Varney, Edmund 499 

Varney, Edward 62 

Varney, Elijah 61, ,536 

Varnej', Eliza A 275 

Varney, George 43 

Varney, George 149 

Varney, George E 476 

Varney, George W — 231, 5.52 

Varney, Isaac 357 

Varney, Israel. 501 

Varney, .James R 231 

Varney, Job 257 

Varney, Joel 149, 286, 499 

Varney, John B . 232 

Varney, John W 509 

Varney, Joseph . ..367, 466, 473 

Varney, Lizzie 367 

Varney, Mordecai 62 

Varney, Moses 02, 499 

Varney, Moses, Jr 62 

Varney, Mrs. .Joseph 367 

Varney, Mrs. Lamson. 585 
Varney, Mrs. Sam'l J.. 400, 432 

Varnev, Nicholas 497, 500 

Varney, Nicholas R.. ..188, 196 


Varney, Olive 357 

Varney, Philander 509 

Varnev, Fliineas 400, 498 

Varney, Rev. J. H. F ..289, 290 

Varney, Samuel ,5,")2 

Varney, .Samuel F.200, 20], 232 

Varney, Samuel J 192, 400 

Varney, Sarah .186 

Varney, Silas 497,498 

Varney, Thomas 497, 489 

Veazie, Phebe S 511 

Vickery, Joshua 529, 534 

Vinal, Heni-y .J 511 

Vinton, .Josiah 121 


Vinton, Mrs. Josiah 121 

Virgin, Cliarles L 443 

Virgin, Frank P 448 

Virgin, Ilarrv L 448 

Virgin, Mrs. F. P 448 

Vittum, Lieut 229 

Wadleigh, Abby 331 

Wadlcigh, \\'aiTen .521 

Wakelifld, Rachel R 275 

Wakemun, Caleb 62 

sValdron, Abigail .586 

Waklion, Daniel ..171, 263, .534 
Waldron. Dudley B....101, 225 
534, 5.59. 

Wahlron, Elizabeth 272 

Waldron, Eliza P. 121 

Waldron, James — .539 

Waldron, John 38, 60 

Waldron, Major 15, 16 

\VaIdron, Luke 437 

Waldron, Richard ... .36, 38, 40 
41, 78. 

Waldron, Richard, Jr 38 

Walker, 310 

AValker, Fred A 460 

Walker, Henry F. 535 

Walker, James. . . .460, 483, 510 

Walker, John 56 

Walker. Joseph. . .62, 78, 80, 91 
179, 256, 532. 

AValker, Joseph, Jr 62 

Walker, L-sdia 586 

Walker, iMaj. John 468 

Walker, Mrs. John 436 

Walker, Rev. A. S 2.52 

Walker, Rev. Charles 249 

Walker, Rev. James, . . 152, 245 

Walker, Rev. John 436 

Walker, Richard 61 

Walker, Robert 01, 436 

Walker, Timothy .524 

Wallace, Albert 459, 54i 

Wallace, Arthur L 448 

Wallace, David, Jr 448 

Wallace, Dr. Alonzo S.448, 449 

AVallace, Ebenezer G... 11, 1.52 

188, 196. 201, 206, 221, 287, 313 

363, 459, 474, 483, 484, 529, 530 

531, 561. 

Wallace, Edna J 448 

Wallace, Edith M 448 

Wallace, Fdwin...l52, 188, 196 
207, 214, 234, 2.55, 287, 313, 474 
483, 485, 529, 531. 

Wallace, Frank F 468,484 

Wallace, Hiram ,521 

Wallace, Linzey 474, 575 

Wallace, Margaret 448 

Wallace, Mrs. Albert 4.59 

Wallace, Mrs. A. S 448 

Wallace, Mrs. Ebenezer G.420 

459, 474. 
Wallace, Mrs. Edwin.. 319, 475 

Wallace, Mrs. Linzey 474 

Wallace, Mrs. Sumner 4.59 

Wallace, Rev. G. W 280 

Wallace, Richardson J — 484 
Wallace. .Sumner. .459, 48.5, ,529 

"Wallingford, Abigail 585 

Walllnjiford, Jacob B .528 

Wallingford, Moses 521 

Wallingford. Rev. P 268 

Wallintrford, Thomas 39 

Walsh, Rev. Father 291 

Walton, Daniel 71 

Walton, George 38 

Walton, George, Jr 40 

Walton, Shadrach 40 

AVarburton, James H 5.58 

Ward, lliram 153 

Ward, Uev. Jonathan 247 

Ward, Rev. W. H 281,282 

War.lwell, John H 161, 169 

175, 232, .583. 

Warren, Charles G 623 

Wairen, Charles H 2,32 

Warren, Clara A . 583 

Warren, Dr. Moses R..166, 169 


Warren, General 379 

Warren, Harriet A. 624 

Warren, -James. 434 

Warren, James E 232 

Warren, John S....168, 188, 233 

Warren, Joseph. ..241, 465, 583 


Warren, Lydia 434 

Warren, Mai*y 266 

Warren, Miss 469 

Warren, ]Mrs, Cliarles G...624 

\Varren, Mrs. Joseph 624 

Wairen, Mrs. M . R 441 

Warren, Osman B 232, 236 

237, 434, 496, 529, 531, 558. 

Warren, Rev 290 

Warren, Rev. James... 266, 273 

Warren, susan M 169, 441 

Warren, Wilbur F 232, 236 

237, 529, ,5.58. 
Washington, George. 59, 63, 74 

1.54, ISl, 324, 428, 518. 
Waterhouse, Sylvester ...176 

Waterman, Ruth 442 

Watkins, Daniel 61 

Watson, Daniel.. ..59, 66, 70, 71 

Watson, David 39 

Watson, Klihu II .528 

Watson, I. E 287 

AVatson, John 23 

Watson, Nathaniel 61 

Watson, Nathaniel, Jr 62 

Watson, Robert 233 

Watson, William 237 

Watson, William II 237 

Wattles, (^urdon W 485 

Watts, Charles S 404 

Watts, Mary E 404 

Weare, Meshech . . . .60, 523, 545 

Weaver, A. W 520 

Webster, 564 

Webster, Daniel 392 

Web.ster, Wdliam 452 

Webster, William G...301, 453 


Webster, Mrs, William 4,52 

Webster, Mrs. William G. .453 

Weeks, Mrs. C. P 470 

Weeks, Nicholas 31 

Welch, Bart 237 

Welch, Eben 5,55 

V elch, Edwin 473 

Welch, Matthias 71 

Welch, Morris 233 

Wells, John S 525 

Wells, Nathaniel 11 

Wells, Theodore 443 

Wengit, John 75 

Wentworth, Albert H 581 

Wentworth, Benjamin ... 38 
Wentworth, Benning.. ..29, 31 

117, 118. 
Wentworth, Capt. Benjamin 
36, 38, 41 

Wentworth, Charles 237 

Wentworth, Charles F 23 



Wentwortl), Charles H . . . .233 

Wentwortli, Daniel 436 

Wentwortli, Deborah R 281 

■VVentwortli, Ebenezer..61, 533 

Wentwortli, Illihu 01 

Wentwortli, Eninia J 161 

Wentwortli, Ephraim. . .38, 61 

AVentworth, Frank P 559 

Wentworth, George S 232 


Wentworth, George W 232 

Wentworth, Gersliom 38 

Wentworth, Gershom, Jr. . 38 
Wentworth, Gov. John 54 

116, 126, 48.5, 527, 518. 
Wentworth, Isaac. . .59, 61, 18S 

Wentworth, J 196 

Wentworth, J. B 174 

Wentworlh, James... 56, 59, 61 

68, 6J1. 

Wentworth, Jennie Ij 489 

Wentworth, John 570 

Wentworth, John. ,..50, 77, 530 
Wentworth, Jonathan.. 56, 188 


Wentworth, Joseph 526 

Wentworth, .Joshua 524 

Wentworth, Josiah 62, 471 

Wentworth, Lois 437 

Wentworth, Loren H. G...232 
Wentworth, Lt. Gov. John 40 

Wentworth, Luther 438 

Wentworth, Mieajah JI 1,SS 

196, 233, 473, 528. 

Wentworth, 3Irs 567 

Wentwortli, 3Irs. DanieL..436 
AVentworth, Nicholas... .61, 68 
Wentworth, Paul 38, 7S, 79 

AVentworth, Phebe....420, 584 

Wentworth, Reuben 62 

Wentworth, Rev. George F. 

AVentworth, Rev. James J. 278 
AVentworth, Rev. Lewis. .274 
Wentwortli, Richard 20, 21 

61, 78, 01, 531, 533, 575. 

AVentworth, R. B 473 

AVentworth, Russell B.186, 531 

Wentworth, Ru.ssell K 529 

AVentworth, S. A. J 218 

AVentworth. Sihis .144, 188, 286 

287, 471, 561. 

AA'entworth, Silas H 489 

Wentworth, Silas J. . . .188, 473 

AV^entworth, Simon .534 

Wentworth, Stephen 50, 55 

467, 485. 
AVentworth, Stephen D ... .188 

196, 483, 484, .529, .530, 534. 
AVentworth, Thomas. ... 27, 31 

142, 261, 262, .575. 
AVentworth, William. .483, .528 

Westbrook, Tliomas 40 

AVestcot, Thomas 40 

Westcott, W. H 404 

Weston, James A .526 

AVetmore, Nath.iniel D. 169, 387 

477, 503, 528, 531, 539. 

Weymouth, Samuel 31 

Wheeler, Ellen 408 

AAaieeler, Hazen 408 

AVheeler, John 447 

AVheeler, Joseph 39 

Whicher, Roland C 2.32 

AA^'hipple, P^meline 456 

Whipple, Emcline F 456 

AATiipple, John .521 

Whipple, J. W 289 

Whipple, Orrin 4.56 

AVhite, Elizabeth 84 

AAaiite, Ephraim H 461 

Whitefield, George 232 

AVhitehouse, Albert 367 

AVhitehouse, Alice A 365 

Whitehouse, Anthonj' 464 

AVhitehouse, Arthur 367 

AVhiteliouse, Arthur D.529, 558 

Whitehouse, Charles S .20, 161 

164, 188, 200, 201, 234, 3,55, 364 

483, 498, ,502, 506, 509, 512, 513 

514, 528,529,531,5,51,502. 

Whitehouse, E. Freeman . .188 

362, 304, 366, 377, 509, 512, 513 

Whitehouse, Elizabeth A.. 304 

Whiteliouse, Emily J 367 

Whitehouse, Enoch 1S8, 252 

357, 479, 482, .583. 

Whitehouse, Ejihraim 131 

Whitehouse, Ephraim II ...530 
Whitehouse, Israel .... 149, 357 

Whitehouse, Mary Ann,. .583 
Whitehouse, Mrs. Arthur. .367 

Whiteliouse, Mrs. C. S 365 

Whitehouse, Mrs. E. F 366 

377, 4.30. 

Whitehouse, Mrs. Enoch .358 

AA'hitehonse, Mrs. Israel. . .3,57 

AVhitehouse, Mrs.N. V.359, 432 

Whitehouse, N. V. .1.36, 104, 188 

195, 249, 286, 302, 356, 357, 358 

370, 467, 482, 497, 498, 499, 503 

.506, 508, 512, 513, 528, 530, 531 


Whiteliouse, Sarah .507 

Whitehouse, Silas 357 

AVhitehouse, Stephen 498 

Whitehouse, Susan R 475 

Whitehouse, Turner 63 

Whitehouse, Walter B 365 

AVhiteiiouse, Warren S 238 

AA'hitehouse, William 475 

Whitehouse, AA^illiam, Jr.. .529 

AVhite, J. B 575 

AVhite, John 84, 232, 237 

White, John II 525 

AVhite, Judge 84 

AVhite, Nathaniel 526 

White, Patrick 232 

AAHiite, Rev. Isaac C 251 

AVliite, Samuel 461 

AVhitmore, General 118 

Whitney, Angelina H 284 

AVhitney, Dr. Frank E..161, 448 
Whitney, Mrs. Frank E ... .449 

AA'hitney, Nathan 448 

Whitnej', Rev. George W..279 
282, 295. 

AVhittaker, Dr 347 

W'hittemore, A. J 2.50 

Whitlemore, Arthur G 334 

Whitteniore, Rev. Aaron.. 361 

Whittier, John G ,388 

Whittier, Josiah H .530 

AVhittier, S. C 404 

Whthouse, Edward 39 

AVibirtl, Richard 40 

Wier, Eleazar 40 

W^iggin, Benjamin 557 

Wiggin, Lafayette 230, 475 

AA'iggin, Mrs 381 

AVilcox, Chester P 449 

Wilcox, Dr. Frederick E...449 

Wilcox, Mrs. F. E 449 

AVilde, Rev. Father Louis..291 
Wilder, Marshall P.... 503, 506 

Wilkinson, Charles E 232 

AVilkinsou, Isaiah N 5.55 

AVilkinson, J. N 196 

Wilkinson, William 232 

AViikins, Rev. Elijah 270 

AA'ilkson, James 31 

Willand, George 03 

Willand, Rev. Charles. 289, 485 

Willan, George 543 

Willard, Nathaniel H 382 

Wille, John 3S 

AVille, Thomas 39 

AVillej', Abigail 432 

Willey, Charles H 231 

Willey, Charles W 510 

Willey, Darius 246 

Willey, Enoch T 233, .561 

Willey, James 433 

Willey, John 631 

Willey, Maria G 432 

Willey, Moses W 469 

Willej^ Mrs. Darius 246 

AA^illey, Mrs. Enoch T 2,33 

A\'illey, Rev. Benj. G.. .247, 249 
AA'illey, Rev. Isaac 161, 171 

172, 244, 245, 246, 249, 301, 303 

303, 3.50, 519, .539. 

Willey, Rev. Worster 176 

Willey, Samuel 33 

Willey, Sarah 233 

AVilley, Tolman 176 

Willey, WentTVorth 233 

Williams, Charles H 233 

Williams, Jared W 525 

Williams, John 39, 40, 233 

AA'illiams, Rev. R. O 286 

Williams, Samuel 40 

Wilson, Harry 233 

Wilson, Henry 237 

AA'ilson, Henry 233 

Wilson, Hon. "Henry.. .327, 567 

AVilson, James 535, 551 

AVilson, John 333 

AVilson, Lovey 455 

Wilson, airs. Nathan W.. ..577 

Wilson, Nathan W ,577 

AVinchester, E. H 406 

AVinford, John 78 

Winford, Richard 532 

Wingate, Aaron. ..1.53, 179, 281 

323, 528, .532, 533, .542. 

AA'ingate, Abbie A 281 

Wingate, Daniel.. 53, 55, 61, 66 

71, 127, .532, 53.3, 542. 

AAMngate, Daniel, Jr 71, 548 

AVingate, David 59, 535 

AA^ingate, Cposar 71,550 

AVingate, Charles C 317 

Wingate, Colonel 64 

Wingate, Col. Joshua 333 

AVingate, Enoch 66, 71, 429 

Wingate, Francis E 281 

AA'ingate, Jeremy 1.53, 479 

AVingate, John 1.54, 533 

Wingate, .Joseph 68, 233 

W in gate, Jtidge .5.50 

Wingate, Lydia 322 

AVingate, Mary 585 

Wingate, Sally 322 

AVingate, Samuel. . .62, 127, 584 

AA'ingate, Samuel, Jr 62 

AVingate, Samuel N 281 

AVingate, Sarah 429 

AVingate, William 61 

Winget, John 39 

AA'inget, Joshua 48 

Winget, Moses T 39 

AA'inget, Samuel 39 

Winkley, Joanna 454 



Winti, Alexander M 57-2 

Winslow, Govei'iior 456 

Wise, Jeremiah 431 

AViso, Mrs. Jeremiah 431 

Wiswell, Heiuv T 453 

"Wisvrell, IMrs. Henry T.... 454 

Wiswell, Mrs. Thomas 453 

Wiswell, Tliomas 453 

Witham, Jolm 528, 534 

Witherell, James 539 

Withcrell, Joliu G2, 532 

Wolfe, General oG, 118 

Wolforil, William 78 

Wolle, llcv 569, 570 

Woodbury, John 521, 522 

Woodbury, John F — 387, 526 

Woodbury, Levi .525 

Wood, Frank 381 

Wood, John 15 307 

Woodman, 310 

Woodman. Charles W.. 172, 302 

333. 453. 446. 
Woodman, Charlotte C ... .335 

Woodman, Harriet 571 

Woodman, Harriet C. .335, 444 

Woodman, Jeremiah H 103 

135, 161, 171, 173,177,182,183 

249, 332, 355, 382, 452, 465, 489 

510, 528, 531, 535, 557, 579, 583 

Woodman, Jeremiah H., Jr. 33 

Woodman, John 38, 59, 61 

Woodman, John 331 

Woodman, Jonathan 50 

Woodman, Maria 571 

Woodman, Maria B 335 

Woodman, Mary E . . . .333, 352 

Woodman, Mrs. C. W 334 

Woodman, Mrs. J. H 333 

Woodman, Mrs. T. C 335 

Woodman, Rev. Jos ..331, 332 
Woodman, Rev. Russell. . .335 

AVoodinan, Samuel 335 

Woodman, Sarah J.. ...S35, 571 
Woodman, Theodore C — 176 

334, 571. 

Wood, Rev 285 

Woods, Rev. Dr .332 

Woodward, Bezaliel 518 

Woodward, Fannie 4.54 

Worcester, Horace L..23S, .530 

Worcester, Ichabod 233 

Worcester, Isaac 4.54 

Worcester, Joseph H . . 169, 454 

456, 482, 483, 495, 530. 
Worcester, Mrs. Horace L.420 

Worcester, Mrs. Isaac 454 

Worcester, Philbrick M . ..233 

Wormwood, William 39 

Worster, Ichabod 200 

Worthing, Rev. A. B 174 

Worthing, Rev. Amos H. ..161 

266, 575. 

Wright, Dr 444 

Wright, William 461 

Wright, Wylie 461 

AVrisley, Mrs 489 

Wyatt, Mrs. Samuel 1.59 

Wyatt, O. C 235 

Yeaton, Lewis D 238 

Yeaton, Mrs. Nahum 500 

Yeaton, Nahuni 500, 501, 529 

Yelden, James 233 

Yelden. John 226, 233 

York, Charles 233 

York, Dr. J. H 402 

York, Hannah 572 

York, Hannah D 278, 437 

York, Jasper 278, 571 

York, J. H 176 

York, John 39, 171, 278, 403 

York, John C 404 

York, John, Jr 278 

York, Kezia 233 

York, Maria 572 

York, Maria J 278 

York, Mrs. J . H 404 

York, Mrs. Stephen 233 

York, Rebecca 278, 403 

York, Stephen 233 

Yong, Jonathan 77 

Young, Abbie E 233 

Young, Alfred A 233 

Young, Charles 555 

Young, Daniel 199 

Young, George Frank 233 

Young, George W 420 

Younsj, Herbert 449 

Young, John 319, 529 

Young, John F 217, 449 

Young, Joseph 233 

Young, Mehitable 249 

Young, Moses 528, 535 

Young, Mrs. Alfred A 233 

Young, Mrs. George W 420 

Young, Mrs. Stephen 449 

Young, Hev. Damon. . .263, 574 

Young, Rev. J. S 249 

Young, Stephen 449 

Young, Thomas 38 


Kotice a name may be repeated on the same page. In this index no attempt at identifieatlon has been made. 

Abbot, Miss 009 

Adams, Amos ()02 

Adams, Augustus C()-2 

Adams, Benjamin. G02, G08, G13 

Adams, Elisabeth 002, (iOO 

Adams, James — C02 

Adams, James, Jr G02 

Adams, Jesse 602 

Adams, John P 604 

Adams, Mary 612 

Adams, Nathan W 608 

Adams, Samuel 604 

Adams, Samuel, Jr 604 

Adams, Solomon 621 

Adams, Winthrop 617 

Akernian, Rachel 616 

Allard, Aaron 599 

Allard, Bathena SS7 

Allard, David 5S9 

Allard, IleniT 587 

Allard, Job 590 

Allard, Joseph 5 •! 

Allard, Lydia 592 

Allen, 594 

Allen, Abigail 608 

Allen, Dorothy 612 

Allen, Elenor 595 

Allen, Elisha 596, 612 

Allen, Hannah 616 

Allen, Icabod 593 

Allen, James 606 

Allen, John 608 

Allen, Joseph .i92 

Allen, Joshua 607 

Allen, Mary 608 

Allen, Martha 594 

Allen, Nathan. .592, 593, 595, 596 

Allen, Samuel 608 

Allen, William 620 

Alley, I'ollv 614 

Ash, Abigail 613 

Ash, Judith 594 

Ash, Kezia 612 

Austin, Paul 610 

Aj'Cr, Perkins 589 

Bahb, Benjamin 586, 607 

Babb, Dorothy 587 

Babb, p:iizabelh 590 

Babb, John 586 

Babb-Lock, Benjamin 619 

Babb, Mary 587, 618 

Babb, INIoses 607 

Babb, Uichard .'586, 591 

Babb, Sampson ,589, 616 

Babb, Sarah .587 

Babb, Thomas .595 

Babb, William .589 

Baisdell, p:iipl)alet .592 

Baker, Charles 592, 593 

Baker, Charles, Jr .502 

Baker, Daniel 612 

Baker, Love .593 

Baker, 3Irs. Charles .593 

Baker, Thomas .593 

Baker, Tamniey 618 

Balch, Deborah 617 

Balch, Rev 604 

Baleh. Rev. Benjamin 603 

Barbar, Joseph 594 

Barber, Johrf 607 

Barber, Lydia 609 

Barker, Alexander 599 

Barker, David .597 

Barker, i:iisabeth 597 

Barker, Elisabeth, 2d 597 

Barker, John 597, 599 

Barker, John, Jr 597 

Barker, Louisa Ann 620 

Barker, Mary .597 

Barker, Mrs. John 597 

Batchelder, Simon 619 

Beck, Elizabeth .589 

Beck, John .589 

Belknap, Jeremy 597 

Bennet, Abigail 599 

Bennet, John 599 

Berjin, Polly 614 

Berry, Abigail 607 

Berry, Anna 594 

Berry, Ann 588 

Berry, Benjamin. .590, 593, 608 
Berry, Benjamin, Jr. ..590, 616 

Berry, Daniel 588 

Berry, Dolly 602 

Berry, Eleonour 587 

Berry, Elisabeth 608 

Berry, Ephaim 596 

Berry, Ephraim 592, 596 

Beri-y, George 611 

Berry, James 586, 592 

Berry, Jeremiah 614 

Berry, John .587, 589 

Berry, Joseph. 588, 591, 599, 014 

Berry, Judith 60S 

Berry, Leah 612 

Berry, Lois 592 

Berrv, Lydia 596 

Berry, Marcy 608 

Berry, Mary 593, 60S 

Berry, Olive 596, 610 

Berry, Pattv 598 

Berry, Step'hen. . ..588, 596, .597 

Berry, Stephen, Jr 589, 590 

592, 597. 

Berry, Susanna 593 

Berry, Susannah .595 

Berry, Thomas G15 

Berry, Triphena .590, 596 

Berrv, William .589 

Bickford, Abigail 594 

Bickford, Benjamin 610 

Bickford, Betsey 613,618 

Bicktord, Betty 596 

Bickford, Elizabeth 593 

Bickford, Hannah 592, 607 

Bickford, Henry 595 

Bickford, Huldah 593, 620 

Bickford, Isaac 611 

Bickford, Isaac, Jr 618 

JMckford, James .590 

Bickford, Jane 610 

Bickford, Jesse 620 

Bickford, Joel 616 

Bickford, John . . . .589, 591, 592 


Bickford, John, Jr 615 

Bickford, John, 3d 610 

Bickford, Jonathan 590 

Bickford, Joseph 589, 607 

Bickford, Lemuel 592, 595 

596, 597. 

Bickford, Mary .589, 609 

Bickford, Moll'ey 592, .593 

Bickford, Moses 591,614 

Bickford, Patience 590 

Bickford, Priseilla 613 

Bickford, Rachel 591 

Bickford, Rebecca 587 

Bickford, Richard 589, 593 

Bickford, Sarah. . .586, 592, 595 

Bickford, Temperance — 588 


Bickford, Tristram 612 

Blagden, Icabod 588 

Blagdon, Lydia 589 

Blagdon, Rawlings 591 

Blagdon, Sarah 588 

Blaisdell, Abigail 593 

Blaisdell ?, Eliphalet 592 

Blaisdell, John 593 

Blake, Betsey B 620 

Blake, Elisha 600 

Blake, Ester 621 

Blake, John 600 

Blake, Sally 620 

Bracket, Samuel 613 

Bragdon, Samuel .611 

Brewster, Abiah 609 

Brewster, Abigail 616 

Brewster, Betty 604 

Brewster, C.apt. John 598 

Brewster, Daniel, Jr 610 

Brewster, Elisabeth. . .598, 614 

Brewster, Eliza 604 

Brewster, George 618 

Brewster, John 601, 605, 609 

Brewster, John, Jr — 004, 610 


Brewster, John, 3d 604 

Brewster, Joshua 604 

Brewster, Mary 601, 607 

Brewster, Rosietta 604 

Brewster, Sally 605 

Brewster, Stephen — 604, 605 


Brewster, Timothy 621 

Brock, Elisabeth .595 

Brock, Ezra 614 

Brock, Stephen 608 

Brook, Oliver 619 

Brown, A bigail 599 

Brown, Charles 606 

Brown, Deborah 609 

Brown, Eli 606 

Brown, Hannah 614 

Brown, John 599, 613 

Brown, Judith 609 

Brown, Love 615 

Brown, Lydia 616 



Brown , Martha GOG 

Brown, Moses 594, 599, 606 

Brown, Susanna.. .606, 608, 613 

Brown, Mrs. Thomas 599 

Brown. Thomas 599, 606 

Bruster, Betty 596 

Bruster, Elisha 596 

Bruster, John 596, .597 

Bruster, John, Jr 596 

Bruster, Stephen 597 

Bryant, Polly 610 

Bryant, Thomas 616 

Buchannon, James 611 

Burham, Dudley 611 

Burham, Enoch 61.S 

Burnam, James .592 

Burnham, Betsey 601 

Burnham, Dudley 603 

Burnham, Enoch. .601, 602, 603 
Burnham, Enoch, Jr . .603, 819 

Burnham, James 601 

Burnham, Lois 601 

Burnham, Mary 601, 615 

Burnham, Mehetabel..603, 613 

Burnham, Mehetibel 601 

Burnham, Nathaniel 601 

Burnham, Oily 602 

Burnham, Thomas P 601 

Burnham, Tryphena..601, 617 

Burrows, Amos 618 

Bussel, Izett .587 

Bussell, Elizabeth .587 

Bussell, Simon ,586 

Bussel, Sarah 613 

Buzel, John B 620 

Buzzel, Deborah 607 

Buzzel, Mary 607 

Buzzel, John B 606 

Calef , Abigail 614 

Calef, Daniel 600, 607 

Calef, James 600, 615 

Calef, Susanna 616 

Calf, Daniel 603 

Calf, John 603 

Calf, Susanna 603 

Calf, William 603 

Canney, A nne 594 

Canney, Daniel 618 

Canney, John .595 

Canney, ^lercy .594 

Canney, Moses 613 

Cannon, Dr. Hiram 618 

Canny Lydia 607 

Card, Abigai 1 610 

Carr, Deborah 601 

Carr, Jacob 618 

Carr, John .601 

Carr, Lydia 601 

Carter, Daniel 620 

Carter, Daniel R 519 

Cate, Frederick 613 

Cate, John .600 

Cate, Joseph 589 

Cate, Lydia 600 

Cate, Mary .588 

Cater, Sarah .588 

Cate, Sarah 600 

Cator, John 612 

Caverly, John 612 

Chamberlain, Abigail 606 

Chamberlain, Alice .599 

Chamberlain, Anne 594 

Chamberlain, Comfort — 611 
Chamberlain, Dorothey. . .594 
Chamberlain, Eben.. ..591, .593 

Chamberlain, Eleonor 590 

Chamberlain, Enoch 606 

Chamberlain, Ephraim. ...588 

Chamberlain, Ephraim, Jr.611 

Chamberlain, Jacob. . .599, 601 

Chamberlain, James.. 592, 607 
Chamberlain, Jason. ...593, 607 
Chamberlain, John — 591, 602 

Chamberlain, Joseph 610 

Chamberlain, .loshua 614 

Chamberlain, Lucretia — 591 

rhamberlain, Lydia 606 

Chamberlain, Mary ...606, 607 

Chamberlain, Molly 609 

Chamberlain, Moses ..601, 606 

Chamberlain, Mrs. Eben.. 591 
Chamberlain, Mrs. Samuel 606 
Chamberlain, Mrs. William, Jr 


Chamberlain, Paul 610 

Cliamberlain, Peuuel 611 

Chamberlain, Samuel. 601, 606 
Chamberlain, Samuel, Jr. .614 
Chamberlain, Sarah. . .601, 606 


Chamberlain, Susee 591 

Chamberlain, Thomas 594 

Chamberlain, William. 592, 601 
Chamberlain, William, Jr. 590 
Chamberlain, William, 3d... 5v)0 

Chamberlin, Abraham 609 

Chamberlin, Alice 595, .597 

Chamberlin, Ebenezer 596 

Chamberlin, Experience.. 594 
Chamberlin, Jacob — 595, 596 


Chamberlin, Jacob, Jr 597 

Chamberlin, John 596 

Chamberlin. .loseph 596 

Chamberlin, Joshua 597 

Chamberlin, Marget 595 

Chamberlin, Mrs. Jacob... 595 

Chamberlin, IMrs. Samuel .597 

Chamberlin, Paul 595 

Chamberlin, Penuel .596 

Chamberlin, Samuel ...596, 597 
Chamberlin, Samuel, Jr. . .,597 

Chamberlin, Thomas 596 

Chamberlin, William 595 

Chapman, John 620 

Chatbourn, Humphry 595 

ChatBurne, Humplirey .588 

Chesley, Abigail 616 

Chesley, Benjamin, Jr.615, 618 

Chesley, Debby 603 

Chesley, Elisabeth 599, 614 

Chesley, Elisabeth D 604 

Chesley, Lsaac B 601 

Chesley, Jacob 601 

Chesley, James. .599 to 603, 605 

Chesley, .Tames, Jr 602 

Chesley, John B 604 

Chesley, .Joseph, 3d 015 

Chesley, Mary .599 

Cheslej', Miles ...614 

Chesley, Nabby 600 

Chesley, Richard (516 

Cheslev, Ricliard P .599 

Chesley, Sally 601, 617 

Chesley, Thomas.. 599, 604, 605 


Chesly, Polly 614 

Clapham, Bclvedira 615 

Clapham, Bildary 615 

Clark, Aaron, Jr 619 

Clark, Abigail 611 

Clark, Anna 613 

Clark, Ann(! 605 

Clai-k, Benjamin .621 

Clark, Betsey 614 

Clarlc, Catharine 608 

Clark, Daniel 614 

Clark, Dayid 615 

Clarke, Annaniah 695 

Clarke, Elisabeth M 602 

Clarke, Joseph 602 

Clarke, Joseph, .Jr 602 

Clarke, Solomon 586 

Clark, Hannah 612 

Clark, Hannah D 620 

Clark, Hanniel 608 

Clark, Hezekiah 618 

Clark, James 613 

Clark, Jonathan 615 

Clark, Joseph 603, 605 

Clark, Joshua P 603 

Clark, Lucy E 605 

Clark, Lj'dia 619 

Clark, Martha B 603 

Clark, Mary 608, 619 

Clark, Nancy 603 

Clark, Polly 615 

Clark, Prudence 597 

Clark, Rebecca 595 

Clark, Sarah Ann 605 

Clark, Simon 605 

Clark, Solomon .597 

Clark, Stephen 610 

Clements, Anna 613 

Clements, Betsy 613 

Clements, Ebenezer 591 

Clements, Elizabeth 591 

Clements, Hannah 591 

Clements, Job 590,591 

Clements, Sarah 607 

Cloutman, Anna 615 

Cloutman, Easher 612 

Cloutman, Hezekiah 610 

Cloutman, .John 613 

Coffin, Anna 608 

Coffin, Betsey 619 

Colbath, Charles 616 

Colbath, Hunkin 618 

Colbath, Winthrop 618 

Col by, Beniah 616 

Coldbath, Sally 614 

Colebath, George 612 

Cole, Edward 603 

Cole, Edward B 603 

Cole, Elisabith 608 

Coleman, Anne 588 

Coleman, James .591 

Coleman, John 592, 618 

Coleman, Joseph 590 

Coleman, Thomas 589 

Cole, Mary 608 

Colman, James 607 

Conner, Elisabeth 604 

Conner, Mary 594 

Conner, William 604, 612 

Cook, Abiel 591 

Cook, Abigail 589, 593 

Cook, Abraham . ..590, 591, 594 

Cook, Bethena ,591 

Cook, Daniel 594,620 

Cook, Hannah 607, 618 

Cook, James 616, 617 

Cook, .Jeremiah 613 

Cook, .Jonathan 607 

Cook, Jonathan D 590 

Cook, Joseph 589, 596, 607 

Cook, Kezia 610 

Cook, Mercy 590, 607 

Cook, Nathaniel ,591 

Cook, Peter, Jr . . . .591, 590, 593 

Cook, Phebe 590 

Cook, Polly 619 

Cook, Robert 607 

Cook, Valentine 620 

Cook, Wentworth 613 

Cooke, Joseph 595 



Cooke, Kcziah 505 

Cooke, Williiun .')'.)5 

Copp, Hotlv (iOO 

Copp, Kstlicr (ilO 

Copp, Joseph ()I4 

Copp, Joiiiithnii ni!) 

Copps, lioge r nO!) 

Copps, Samuel 50!) 

' Copp, Tristram ()l-2 

Cops, Anna 589 

Cops, nenjaniiii SSii 

Cops, David 5S7 

Cops, Kstlier o87 

Cops, Marv 589 

Cops, Moses 588 

Cops, Sanmel 588 

Corliss, Epluaini Gl" 

Corson, A bigail 500 

Corson, A una G08 

Corson, Rciiianiin GOG, GIG 

Corson , Bett y 591 

Corson, Cliailes 019 

Corson, David G03, G08 

Corson, David, Jr 601 

Corson, Ebenezer 593 

Corson, Ephraim . . . — 621 

Corson, Hannah — 594 

Corson, Icabod 590, 591 

Corson, Icahod, Jr 500 

Corson, Ichabod 605, GIG 

Corson, James A GI9 

Corson, Joseph 612, 615 

Corson, Joshua 59-2 

Corson, Kezia 590 

Corson, Maria 6-20 

Corson, Mary G05, 006 

Corson, Mary M G03 

Corson. Mehetabel 009 

Corson, IMercv 614 

Corson, Mrs. leabod. . ...590 

Corson, Mrs. Ichabod 605 

Corson, Nahuni G20 

Corson, Rachel 619 

Corson, Sabina 618 

Corson, .Sarah 610 

Corson, Timothy 601 

Corson, AVilliam" 601 

Cosen, Anne 595 

Cosen, Benjamin .596 

Cosen, Ichabod 595, 590 

Cosen, Joseph .596 

Cram, Benjamin 606 

Crocket, Edmond 013 

Crockitt, Di-. Hezekiah J . 620 

Cro.sby, Curnelia 605 

Crosby, Oliver 005 

Cross, Joseph 618 

Cross, Lydia 620 

Cross, Noiih 590 

Cross, Kichard 616 

Cusliing-, Hetsey 61S 

Gushing, Kev 591 

Gushing, William 610 

Dam, 59G, 

Dam, Ahner .590, 50:{ to 

Dam, Betty 

Dam, Deborah 

Dame, Abigail 

Dame, Abner 

Dame, Anna 

Dame, Betty 

Dame, Caleb 

Dame, Charity 608, 

Dame, Daniel, Ji' 

Dame, Dolly 598, 002, 

Dame, Elisabeth 

Dame, Jabez, Jr 

Dame, .Jonatlian , 

Dame, Joseph 598, 

Dam, Elisabeth 


Dam, Elnathan 589, ."i91 

Dame, Lois 604, 619 

Dame, Mary 008 

Dame, Mercy 614 

Dame, Meribah E 004 

Dame, Mrs. Silas 001 

Dame, Paul 598, 012 

Dame, Polly 004 

Dame, Uicliard, Jr 609 

Dame, Sally .508, 610 

Dame, Sarah 609 

Dame, Silas... 598, 601, 602, 604 
605, 609, 614. 

Dame, Simon 010 

Dame, Soplii.a 010 

Dame, Timothy 612 

Dame, Jabez .' 604 

Dam, Jean 5.'<9 

Dam, Jonathan .590, .594 

Dam, Joseph .587, .595 

Dam, Keturah 595 

Dam, :\rary 587, 592, 607 

Dam, Mercy .596 

Dam, Mollcy 596 

Dam, Moses .590 

Dam, Paul .597 

Dam, Sarah .589, 591 

Dana, Mary .594 

Danielson, Sarah .594 

Davis, Abigail 613 

Davis, Anna 617 

Davis, Hannah 610 

Davis, Jacob 600 

Davis, Joanna 005 

Davis, Mary Oil 

Davis, Mercy 000 

Davis, airs. Thomas 005 

Davis, Richard 017 

Davis, Sarah GIO 

Davis, Susan 019 

Davis, Thomas 589, 005 

Davis, Thomas, Jr 017 

Davis, Timothy 600 

Dearbon, Jeremiah 009 

Dearborn, Anna 603, 615 

Dearborn, Levi 603 

Dearborn. Mary 618 

Dearing, Elizabeth 588 

Dearing, Mary .580, .595, 009 

Demerit, Lois 016 

Demerit, Sukey 014 

Dennet, Charles 618 

Dennett, Nancy 615 

Desethering, Sarah 607 

Doe, Nathaniel B 609 

Doe, Simon 609 

Door, Andrew 013 

Door, Anna .592 

Door, Benjamin .593 

Door, Elizabeth 589, .594 

Doore, Phebe 591 

Door, Henry .590 

Door, Henry, Jr .590 

Door, James .590 

Door, .lohn .594 

Door, Joseph 501 

Door, Lvdia .589 

Door, Mary .589, 593, 619 

Door, Moliv 589 

Door, Mrs. Phillip, Jr .589 

Door, Olive .589, 505 

Door, Pegge .589 

Door, Phillip .590 

Door, Phillip. Jr .589 

Door, Phillip, .3d 589 

Door, Richard .589, .595 

Door, Sallv 015 

Door, Sarah 501, 011,010 

Dore, Hannah 610 

Dow, Jeremiah 609 

Dow, Mary G07 

Downes, Aaron 598 

Downes, Elizabeth .598 

Downes, Hannah 598 

Downes, John .598 

Downes, Margaret 598 

Downes, Moses 598 

Downes, .Moses, Jr .598 

Downes, Mrs. Moses 598 

Downes, Paul .593 

Dowiics, Susannah .598 

Downing, Abigail 012 

Downing, Benjamin. ..001, Oil 


Downing, .Jonathan 615 

Downing, Joshua 601 

Downing, .Joshua, Jr 601 

Downing, Lois 611 

Downing, Lydia 010 

Downing, Mary Oil 

Downing, Patience 607 

Downing, Samuel 001 

Downing, Sarah 607 

Downing, Susanna 610 

Downs, Aaron .595, .590, 619 

Downs, Aaron, Jr 616 

Downs, Abigail 610 

Downs, Anna 605 

Downs, Elisabeth 610 

Downs, Elisabeth T 606 

Downs, Elizabeth .588 

Downs, J:1j- 606 

Downs, Gershom 588 

Downs, Hannah 605 

Downs, James 589, 605, 613 

Downs, John 611, 014 

Downs, Jonas 005 

Downs, Joshua 018 

Downs, Margaret .594 

Downs, Mollv 600 

Downs, Molly P 606 

Downs, Moses .587, 600, G04 


Downs, Mrs. Paul 605 

Downs, Mrs. Thomas, Jr . .605 

Downs, Nabby 605 

Downs, Nathaniel 11 006 

Downs, Paul 005, 606, 613 

Downs, Peggy 015, 621 

Downs, Sarah 620 

Downs, Samuel 594 

Downs, Thomas. . .604, GOG, 613 
Downs, Thomas, Jr.. . .00.5, 606 


Downs, William. 594 

Drew, Benjamin .590 

Drew, Hannah .590 

Drew, .John 019 

Drew, .Joseph 615 

Drew, Martha .591 

Drew, Mary 580 

Drew, Samuel 588 

Drew, Sarah 592 

Drew, Thomas .591 

Drew, William 014 

Drown, .. 588 

Drown, K!ienezer .588 

Drown, i:iisabi-th 012 

Drown, Elizabeth .587 

Drown, Huldah 610 

Drown, .Jonathan 588 

Drown, Moses.. 601 

Drown, Mrs. Moses 601 

Drown, Samuel .587, .583 

Drown, Samuel, Jr. 594 

Drown, Samuel, 3d 001 

Drown, Shem .587 

Drown, Solomon .587, .588 

Drown, Stephen 001 

Drown, Tamzin .(iOl 

Durgan, Zebuloii 007 

Durgen, Charlotte 599 



Durgen, Daniel 599 

Durgen, Josiah 509, G02 

Durgin, Ezra 619 

Durgin, Joseph (iOO 

Durgin, Josiah GOO 

Durnell, Lemuel 616 

Eastman, Timothy 617 

Edgerly, . . .". 588 

EdgerlV, Hannah 594 

Edgerly, Joshua 590 

Eliot, Hannah 589 

Elis, Joseph S 621 

Ellis, 593 

Ellis, Abigail 588, 617 

Ellis, IJetsey 613 

Ellis, Dorcas. . 607 

Ellis, Jacob, Jr 619 

Ellis, John 588, 594 

Ellis, Jonathan 588, 595 

Ellis, Joseph 607 

Ellis, Mary 588 

Ellis, Miriam 610 

Ellis, Mrs. William 588 

Ellis, Paul 611 

Ellis, Sarah 614 

Ellis, William ,588 

Emerson, Dorotliy 614 

Emerson, Sanmel 594, 618 

Evans. Benjamin 604 

Evans, David 614 

Evans, John P 604 

Evan s, Rutus K 604 

Evans, Sally 614 

Evens, P.en.iamin 603 

Evens, Ijenjaniin 11 610 

Evens, Benjamin, Jr 612 

Evens, Nancv 603 

Evens, Robert 600 

Evens, Sally X 603 

Fall, Susanna 593 

Earnani, PUizabeth .51)2 

Farnam, Ellis .592 

Farnani, Gershom 593 

Farna7n,Mary .592 

Farnam, Mercy ... .593 

Farnam, Mrs. Paul. 592 

Farnam, Paul ,592, 593, .594 

Farnam, Nathaniel 593 

Farnam, Ralph 593 

Farnum, l;ummer.602, 603, 610 

Farnnm, I^j dia 003 

Farnum, Kiibby 602 

Fisher, Jauvriii 609 

Fisher, Susanna 616 

Fish, Hannah 620 

Fish, Sophia 617 

Fitz-Gerald, Elisabeth 611 

Flagg, Abigail 6U 

Flagg, Jonathan 610 

Flagg, Sarah 610 

Fogg, Joseph 611 

Folsom, Hannah 613 

Folsom, Xancy 618 

Footman, Jonathan G 616 

Forst, Anna 587 

Forst, Benjamin. ..589, 590, 599 

601, 602. 
Forst, Benjamin, Jr ....599, 600 

Forst, Daniel .587 

Forst, David 598 

Forst, Elizabeth 588 

Forst, Ephraim .589 

Forst, Hannah 588, 612 

Forst, Hannah F .599 

Forst, James 599 

Forst, Job .590 

Forst, John 588, .589, 601 

Forst, Joshua 590 

Forst, Lydia .590 

Forst, iMary .594 

Forst, Molly 598 

Forst, Moses 592 

Forst, Nabbv 600 

Forst, Patience S 603 

Forst, Rebecca .591, .599 

Forst, Samuel 593 

Forst, Samuel D 603, Sarah — 589, 611 

Forst, Susa 602 

Forst, Susanna 590 

Forst, Thomas 598 

Foss, Isaiah 607 

Foss, John 619, Margaret 608 

Foss, Mary 608 

Foss, Richard 60S 

Foss, Samuel, 3d 60S, 617 

Foss, Sarah 618 

Foster, .James 597 

Foster, John ,597 

Fowler, Mary 619 

Foye, Sarah 619 

Foy, Tabitha .591 

French, Benjamin 608 

French, David, .Tr 611 

French, Deborah 612 

French, Ebenezer 612 

French, Gilbert 608 

French, John 612, 614 

French, Keziab 619 

French, Leah 60S 

French, Olive 612 

French, Stephen 612 

Frothingham, Richard S ..620 

Furber, Samuel 602 

Furber, Polly 002 

Furbur, Abigail 599, 616 

Furljur, Alice 612 

Furbur, Benjamin 599, 600 

601, 603, 607, 612. 

Furbur, Benjamin, Jr 601 

Furbur, Betsey 602 

Furbur, Capt. "Samuel 604 

Furbur, Daniel 617 

Furbur, Edmond (!20 

Furbur, Edmund 602 

Furbur, Elisabeth. 601, 604, 618 

Furbur, Hannah 607 

Furbur, Joel 601 

Furbur, John F 600 

Furbur, John W 604 

Furbur, -Jonathan .599 

Furbur, I^uke .6 4 

Furbur, Mary .599,609 

Furbur, JVlary W 605 

Furbur, Pierce 601 

Furbur, Pierce P 605 

Furbur, Polly 614 

Furbur, Richard... 600, 001, 602 
Furbur, Richard, Jr. . . .601, 602 

Furbur, Samuel 599 to 602, 604 

Furbur, Samuel E .599, 614 

Furbur, Sarah 600 

Furbur, Theodore .599, 617 

Furliur, Thomas, Jr 603 

Furlnir, William 603 

Furbusii, Anna 614 

Gage, Elisabeth »il6 

(iage, Elizabeth 607 

Gage, Sally 609 

Gage, Thomas 617 

Gage, \Villiam .584 

Garland, Anna 609 

Garland. Betsey 618 

Gai-lund, Daniel .595 to 598 

(Jarland, Daniel, -Jr .597 

Garland, Dodavi 603 

Garland, Dorcas 610 

Garland, Dudley .596, 610 

Garland, Ebenezer 601, 617 

Garland, Ebenezer, Jr 607 

Garland, Ephraim. 601, 615, 619 
Garland, James — .598, 601, 614 

Garland, John 601 

Garland, John C 6 '3 

Garland, John, Jr .. 596 

Garland, John, 3d 596 

Garland, Lydia.. ..595, 609, 611 

Garland, Mary 613 

Garland, Mercy 606 

Garland, Mrs. Thomas .. 597 

Garland, Nancy 617 

Garland, Nathaniel .596, 610 

Garland, Olive 590 

Garland, Patience 601 

Garland, I'eggy 610 

Garland, Pheby 597 

Garland, Rachel .597 

Garland, Rebecca 614 

Garland, Richard.. 593, 598, 617 

Gailand, Sally 603 

(Garland, Saniuel 601 

Garland, Susanna 593 

Garland, Thomas .590, 597 

Garland, Tristram 613 

Gates, Nancy 618 

Gerrish, Timothy 610, Theodore 617 

Gliddon, Peter 598 

Gliddon, Winthrop 598 

Goodell, Samuel 611 

Goodrige, James 615 

Goodwin, Benjamin 618 

Goodwin, Elisabeth 607 

Goodwin, Mary 609 

Goodwin .Silas 613 

Gowell, Timothy 620 

Grant, Hiram 619 

Gray, Elisabeth B 619 

Gray, James 588 

Gray, JMolly 615 

Giay, Rev :..603 

(rray. Rev. Robert 602, 604 

Gray, Simon 617 

GraS", Tamsin 608 

Greely, Rebecca .598 

Green", Lydia 607 

(jreward, Ephraim 620 

Grow, Ebenezer 587 

Hale, Henrv 606 

Hale, John P 606 

Hale, Samuel 606 

Hale, Susan 619 

Hall, Avery .590 

Hall, Hannah ,596 

Hall, Josiah 609 

Hall, Mary 596,608 

Hall, Meh'itabel 596 

Hall, Mrs. Avery .596 

Hall, Theophilus 595 

Ham, Aai'on .597 

Ham, Abigail .591, .597 

Ham, Betsey 612, 615 

Ham , Betty 590, .592 

Ham, Daniel 613 

Ham, Eleazar 601, 603, 604 

Ham, Eleazer 609, 621 

Ham, Elisabeth .598, 610 

Ham, Elizabeth H 598 

Ham, Ephraim.. 595 to .598, 610 

Ham, Ephraim, <Jr 616 

Ham, Hannah 601, 618 

Ham, Ivorv 618 

Ham, James 595, 004, 610 

Ham, Joanna 60S 

Ham, John C07. 609 

Ham, John, 3d 615 

Ham, Jonathan.... 590, 604, 618 



Ham, Joseph SflS 

llain, Lviliii 5!)S 

Ham, yi'.uy ."507, tJlO 

Ham, .Mercy (id:!, (110 

Ilammet, Eiihvaiiii .. (iit."), (;i:5 

Jlamniett, Ahi^'ail (il'i 

Ilammett, Mose:!:, Jr C.Ki 

llammett, Sall.\- Hl.i 

llainnuifk, Klisabeth 587 

Ilammoek, John, Jr 5tiS 

Hammock, Susanna S95 

Jlammocl;, Thomas oiSS 

llammon, I'.etty (iOS 

Hammond, Hannah (ilO 

Ham,Nabl)v CIS 

Ham, Nathaniel (il'2 

Ham, Natlianiel, Jr 010 

Ham, Paul 0)4 

Ham, Samuel SflO, 013 

Ham, Sarah. 001, 000, GoS 

Ham, Shadrach 010 

Ham, Susanna 007, 013 

Ham. Th(!Odc)re Oli 

Ham, Thomas, Jr 010 

Ham, William .")S7, .iOS 

Hantlerson, Stephen 010 

Hanes, Daniel 012 

Hanes, Joseph (ill 

Hanniford, Anne II (i04 

Haniiiford, Levi I) 0(i4 

Hanniford, Mrs. Kenben ..004 

Hanniford. Kenben 0(i4, 014 

Hannilord, Sarah . .. 004, (i 18 

Hanscom, Mehelabel (ill 

Hanscom, Thomas ori 

Hanson, Aaron 010 

Hanson, Benjamin (!09 

Hanson, Belsev 013, (il.i 

Hanson, Betty'. (iOO 

Hanson, Daniel (ill 

Hanson, I^benezer 007 

Hanson, Isaac 013 

Hanson, Israel, Jr 020 

Hanson, James 018 

Hanson, John 013 

Hanson, John B 005 

Hanson, Josejih 005.013 

Hanson, Joseph, Jr 017 

Hanson, Martha 010 

Hanson, Marj- 505, (i 1 4 

Hanson, .Mary K ()05 

Hanson, Moify Oil 

Hanson, Moses (iOO 

Hanson. Patience (ilO 

Hanson, Peuben Oil 

Hanson, Sarah 013 

Hanson, Tobias 010 

Hard, Mrs. Trustrum 006 

Hard, Reuben .595 

Hard, Sarah (>0G 

Hard, Trustrum .595, (iOO 

Harford, Benjamin 012 

Harford, Betsey 013 

Harford, Bridget 014 

Harford, Dorothy 012 

Harford, Hope..." 017 

Harford, Jacob 018 

Harford, James 0.0 

Harford, Lucy D (ilO 

Harford, Mark 000 

Harford, Mary 608, 017 

Harford, Meribah 020 

Harford, Moses 012 

Harford, Nancy 013 

Hartford, Charity .594 

Hartford, Patience .593, 595 

Hasey, Rev 002 

Haven, Ann E 600 

Haven, George 600, (;05 

Haven, James W 605 

Haven, John.. 599, 605, 606, 615 

Haven, John. Jr 005 

Haven, Joseph 598 to 003 

Haven, Joseph, Jr .598 

Haven, Evdia 601, 017 

Haven. Mary (iOO, 0(12 

Haven, Nathaniel F .v.)8 

Haven, Noidi (503 

Haven, Rebecca 600 

Haven, Rev OOO 

Haven, Ruth 021 

Haven, Ruthv 002 

Haven, Sarali F 603, 620 

Hawkins. .Anna (i08 

Hayes, Abigail. . . .504, 608, 615 

Hayes, Ames M .592 

Hayes, Andrew (i09 

Hayes, Benjamin, Jr 595 

Hayes, Betsey 013, 617, (!18 

Hayes, Betty ,599 

Haves, Clement 609 

Hayes, Daniel 598, 599, 616 

Hayes, Daniel, Ji- 618 

Haves, Daniel, 3d 012 

Hayes, David 618 

Haves, Ebenezer 008 

Hayes. Elihu ...591, (507, 613, 619 
Hayes, Elisabeth.. 597, 599, 608 

611, 618. 
Hayes, Elizabeth.. 587. .589, .593 

Hayes, Ezekiel 600, 008. 617 

Hayes, Ezra 60.5, 619 

Hayes, George .587 

HaVes, George S 608 

Haves, Hannah .588, 600, 006 


Hayes, Henrv .599 

Hayes, llezekiah. ..591, .59!L 014 
Hayes, Ichabod. ..598 toOOl, 015 

Hayes, Ichabod, Jr 012 

Haj-es, Jacob. — 611 

Hayes, James ooo 

Ihives, James C 010 

Hayes, John ,599, 600, (i20 

Hayes, Josepli . .598, .599 

Hayes, Joseph, Jr Ol'i 

Hayes, Joshua 608, 609 

Hayes, Levi IMS 

Hayes, Lydia 017 

Hayes, I^ucinda 0(i5 

Haves, Margaret 610 

Hayes, Mary.. .592, 610, 613, 620 

Hayes, Mercy 603, 619 

Hayes. 31iles 618 

Hayes, Jlolly (iOO 

Hayes, Moses, Jr.. .599, 600, 601 

607, 008. 
Hayes, 3Irs. Went worth . . .592 

Hayes, Nabby ()05 

Hayes, Nancy 010, (;21 

Hayes, Nancy H (i20 

Haj-es, Nathaniel 6(i5 

Hayes, Peter 598 

Hayes, Polly (iiil 

Hayes, Rebecca 619 

Hayes, Sabra 605, (i21 

Hayes, Sallv...614, 610, 617, (19 
Haves, Sam'uel . . . .599, 603, 60S 


Hayes, Stephen 601 

Hayes, TauKssin 599 

Hayes, Wentworth .592, .594 

598, 599. 

Hayes, William 017 

Hayes, William K .599 

Hayes, Zenus (i05 

Hays, Benjamin 595, .597 

Hays, Benjamin, Jr .597 

Hays, Betty .597 

Hays, Clement 595 

Hays, Hezekiah .598 

Hays, Ichabod 597 

Havs, JMai-garct 597 

Hays, ]Mary 590, .597 

Havs, Molly 590 

Hav.s, Moses .598 

Hav.s, Mrs. Ichabod .597 

HaVs, Mrs. Wentworth 596 


Hays, Tamsin .597 

Hays, Tamzin 597 

Hays, Theodore 595 

Hays, Wentworth. .595, 596, 597 

Healv, Daniel .598 

Healv, Samuel 598 

Heard , A bigail .... 596, 606, 609 


Heard, Abraliam 615 

Heard, Benjamin 619 

Heard, Betsey 614, 619 

Heard, Charity 009 

Heard, Dolley 596 

Heard, Dorothy 610 

Heard, Elisabetli (i09, 611 

Heard, Elizabeth 597 

Heard, Enoch P 602 

Heard, Frederick 021 

Heard. George 615' 

Heanl, Hannah. . . .595, 603, 608 


Heard, Henry 617 

Heard, Isaac 019 

Heard. James 003 

Heard, Jane 012, 617 

Heard, Jean 606 

Heard, John, Jr 620 

Heard, Jonathan, Jr. ..608, 611 

Heard, Joseph 596 

Heard, Kezia 610 

Heard, Lydia 603, 612, 621 

Heard, Mary 617, 618 

Heard, Meshech 614 

Heard, Nathaniel . .001, (J02, (i03 

Heard, Nathaniel H 603 

Heard, (Jlive 590, 010 

Heard, Olive B 620 

Heard, Phebe 008 

Heard, Polly 610, 618 

Heard, Relief 615 

Heard, Reuben 596 

Heard, Reuben, Jr 616 

Heard, Sally 601, 017 

Heard, Sarah 598, 60S 

Heard, Shadrach 613 

Heard, Susanna 620 

Heard, Timothy (iOS 

Heard, Tristem 597 

Heard, Tristrem .598 

Heard, Trustam .596 

Heard, Trustram 595 

Heard, Trustram, Jr. . .595. 019 

Heard, William 013, 018 

Henderson, Abigail 615 

Henderson, Betsey 015 

Henderson, John 017 

Henderson, Jonathan 013 

Henderson, Jonathan H ...619 

Henderson, Richmond 611 

Henderson, Sally 618 

Henderson, Susanna 618 

Henderson, William 60S 

Herd, Abednego 591 

Herd, Abigail .593 

Herd, Benjamin .587 

Herd, Hannah 587 

Herd , Jean .592 

Herd, Jenny .589 

1 1 erd , John 589, .591 , 593 

Herd, Joseph .586, .593, .597 

Herd, Lvdia 597 

1 1 e rd , :Me.sheck 590 

Herd, Paul 591 

Herd, Rebecca 588, 593 



Herd, Reuben 5S0, 589 

Herd, Ruben 597 

Herd, Samuel 593 

Herd, Sarah 593 

Herd, Shadrach 589 

Herd, Stephen 597 

Herd, Trusthani 591, 593 

Hill, Betsv ()02 

Hilllard, Rev G04 

Hill, Ichabod 602 

Hill, William 610 

Hilton?, Richard 600 

Hilton?, Temperance 600 

Hitlon, Richard 600 

Hitlon, Temperance 600 

Hodgdon, Abigail 596 

Hodcrdon. Abner 598 to 001 

603, 604. 
Hodgdon, Alexander, Jr ..596 

598, 599. 

Hodgdon, .Amos 610 

Hodgdon, Betsey 600 

Hodgdon, Eleazer. 60-2, 603, 609 
Hodardon, Hannah 588, 596 


Hodgdon, Isaiah 620 

Hodgdon, 'James N 597 

Hodgdon, John 598 

Hodffdon, Jonathan.... 594, 596 

.597, 598. 
Hodgdon, Joseph. ..598, 60S, 613 

Hodgdon, Liberty 604 

Hodgdon, Lois..." .588 

Hodgdon, Mary .. ,589, 596, 602 

Hodgdon, ]\Ioliy 615 

Hodgdon, Closes .598 

Hodgdon, Mrs. Jonathan ..nsi) 

Hodgdon, Xathan 613 

Hodgdon, Nathaniel.. ..599, G03 

Hodgdon, Relief 601, 618 

Hodgdon, Sail v.. . .613, 614, 616 

Hodgdon, Sarah 599 

Hodgdon, Tlieodore 612 

Hodgsdon, Alexander. Jr ..597 
Hodgsdon, Mrs. Eleazar. . ..592 

Hoflgsdon, Rebecca .595 

Hodgsdon, Theodore .597 

Hodgson, norcas .592 

Hodgson, Eleazar ,592 

Hogsdon, Alexander.. .595, .596 

Hogsdon, Eleazar .595 

Holt, .596, .597 

Hoit, Benjamin 597 to 600 

Hoit, Benjamin, Jr .597 

Hoit, Betsey 616 

Hoit, Charles 617 

Hoit, Enoch, Jr 615 

Hoit, George 600 

Hoit, John D 616 

Hoit, Joseph 603 

Hoit, Lydia .598 

Hoit, Maiy 612 

Hoit. Molly .599 

Hoit, Ollv." 603 

Hoit, Sally 606 

Hoit, Sarah .597 

Hoit, Temperance 596, 611 

Holmes, Abigail 615 

Holmes, Epkraim 598, 608 

Holmes, Joseph 608 

Holmes, Kezia .598 

Holmes, Susanna 612 

Horn, Abigail 600. 605 

Horn, A bra .598, 612 

Horn, Alice 604, 615 

Horn, Amos 598 

Horn, Ann.a 603 

Horn, Benjaiuin 601 

Horn, Betsey 602, 613, 615 

Horn, Charity .597 

Horn, CliarlottG 602 

Horn, Daniel.. .591, 000, 60S, 609 


Horn, Daniel W 605 

Horn, David .599 

Horn, Drusilla 594 

Horn , Easter 605 

Horn, Ebenezer. . 589, 607 

Horn, Edmond 596 

Horno, Jonathan .619 

Horn, Eleanor .598 

Horn, Eli.iah 595 to 605, 608 

Horn, I';iiiah, Jr 605 

Horn, Elisabeth D 604 

Home, Peggy 618 

Horn, Ephraim 609 

Home. Rachel 609 

Horn, Ester 597 

Home. Susan 619 

Horn, Hannah 618 

Florn, Isaac f;i2 

Horn, Jacob 597, 612 

Horn, James... 597, 598, 599, 614 

Horn, James, Jr ,597 

Horn, Jeremiah, Jr 613 

Horn, Jethro 590 

Horn, Jonathan .592, 605 

Horn , Joshua 600 

Horn, Leah 617 

Horn , Margaret .597 

Horn, Mary.. . .,588, 605, CIO, 612 

618, 619. 
Horn, 3Iercy ..595, .596, 597, 601 

Horn, Molly 602 

Horn, Moses, Jr 609, 612 

Horn, :\Irs. James 597 

Horn, Mrs. Peter. .,595, 596, .597 

Horn, Nathan 587 

Horn, Nathaniel 001, 611 

Horn, Noah 605,014 

Horn, Olive 612 

Horn, Patty 617 

Horn, Paul. ,5S9, 612. 613 

Horn, Peter. 595 to 598, 600, 604 

Horn, Phebe . . .590 

Horn. Rachel .598, 604 

Horn, Rebecca 605, 608 

Horn, Rebekah 595 

Horn, IHchard ,598, 613 

Horn, Rose 614 

Horn, Sally 615 

Horn , Samuel .598 

Horn, Samuel H .593 

Horn, Sarah 590 

Horn, Thomas 602 

Horn, Thomas, Jr 602 

Horn, \Villiam.,590, .591, .593. 607 

Horn, William, Jr 591, .593 

Horseman, William 590 

House, Jonathan White . ..588 
House, Rebecca White ... 589 

Howard, Esther .589 

Howai-d. Hannah 600 

Howard, James 600 

Howard, Richard 587 

Howard, Ruth 616 

How, Dr. James 600 

How, George 601 

How, Hall J 602 

How, James 601, 602, 603 

How, James, Jr 601 

How, Jonathan 616 

How, Joseph W 603 

How, Lucy 600, 617 

Hoyt, Benjamin 615 

Hovt, Dennis 612 

Hoyt, Isaac 620 

Hovt, Lydia 613 

Hoyt, Temple 614 

Ilnbbard, Peace 612 

Hubbard, Philip 6I7 

Hubbard, Sarah 6I1 

Huckens, John 608 

Huckins, Phebe 008 

Hunkin, Mary ,594 

Huntress, Betsey 619 

Huntress, Dolly 604 

Huntress, Elisabeth E 604 

Huntress, Henrietta 604 

H nntress, John 604 

Huntress, Joseph P 604 

Huntress, Marie 604 

Hnrd, John 620 

Hurd. Mrs. William 606 

Hurd, Nathaniel H 620 

Hurd, Sarah 620 

Hurd, Tamma 606 

Hurd, Tristram 620 

Hurd, William 606 

Hnssey, Elijah 610 

Hussey, Hannah 617 

Hussey, Huldab 619 

Hussey, Job 610 

Hussey, IMary 619 

Hnssey, Olive 612 

Hussey, Robert 620 

Hussey. Thomas 619 

.lackson, Lydia 607 

Jackson, Phebe 607 

.lackson, Philip 608 

.lackson , Stephen 617 

Jameson, Susan 618 

Jelerson, Benjamin 621 

.Jenkins, Ebenezer ,598 

.Jenkins, DoUe 598 

.Jenkins, John .598 

Jenkins, Nathaniel... 599,615 

.Jenkins, Patience.. 600 

Jenkins, Sarah 598 

Jenkins, Stephen .598, ,599, 600 
.Jenkins, Stephen, Jr.. ,598, 616 

.lennes, Abigail 591, 614 

.Jennes, Aron 589 

Jennes, Betty ,593 

./ennes, Cornelius 597 

Jennes, Daniel 587 

.Jennes, David 591, 607 

Jennes, Elisha ,596, 610 

.Jennes, Hannah. ..586, 587, 590 


.Jennes, Isaac 599, 615 

.Jennes, Jemima 586 

Jennes, Jeremiah 615 

Jennes, .Jonathan 591, 593 

596, 613. 
Jennes, John. .587, ,597, 603, 617 

.Jennes, Keturah 593 

.Jennes, Lncej* 594 

Jennes, T^ydia 591 

Jennes, M 590 

Jennes, Mark 586, 592 

Jennes, Mary 589, 610 

Jennes, Moses 588,607 

Jennes, Mrs. Cornelius — 597 

Jennes, Mrs. Paul .593 

Jennes, Patience 597 

Jennes, Paul 593, .595, ,599 

Jennes, Phena .590 

Jenness, .\aron, Jr 617 

Jennes, Samuel 596, 603 

Jennes, Sarah 588, .593, 603 

607, 612. 

Jenness, .John, Jr 616 

Jenness, Lucy 609 

.Jenness, Sarah 617 

Jennes, Stephen 613 

Jenness, William, 3d 616 

Jennes, William 5S6, 603 

Jennes, William, Jr . . .586, 596 


Jennes, AVilliam, 3d 596 

Jewett, Benjamin 618 



Jewctt, Dearborn (10!) 

Johnson, Elizabeth SSi; 

Johnson, Mary (5-21 

Jolinson, Natlianu'l GOO 

Jolnison, Sarah 5SG 

Jonc-s, AbifJtail Gil 

Jones, Jtcnjaniin (ili 

Jones, H.-ninah fiiU 

Jones, Jane .")9" 

Jones, Josejih .^97 

Jones, Joseph, Jr C14, G17 

Jones, Leah GI5 

Jones, Livi Gil 

Jones, Lyilia GKi 

Jones, JIary G13 

Jones, Mehetibel GIT 

Jones, Polly G18 

Jones, Rev". Isaac GOG 

Jones, Sally G15 

Jones, Sanmcl 597, G17 

Jones, Samuel C, Jr G14 

Jones, Saninel, Jr G13 

Jones, Sarah (il'2 

Joy, Alice G17 

Joy, Jacob G15 

Juukins, Sarah GOS 

Keay, James GIS 

Kenney, John Gil) 

Kenny, Lydia - . . ^si 

Kenny, Martha 5t?S 

Kenny, Susanna . . . .587, 593 

Kent, James G2() 

Kielle, Benjainin GIO 

Kinibal, Eleanor C GO-l 

Kimbal, Elisabeth 59S 

Kimbal, Ephraim 59S, G04 

Kimball, Anne 615 

Kimball, Daniel G12 

Kimball, Elisabeth GIO 

Kimball, Ephaim G03, GIG 

Kimball, Ephraim 599, GOO 

60-2, 603. 

Kimball, ICphraim, Jr 600 

Kimball, Hannah 615 

Kimball, Jesse 599 

Kim liall, John 603 

Kimball, Mary G09 

Kimball, Nabby 602 

Kimball, Nehemiah ...602, G03 


Kimball, Panl 614 

Kimball, Polly G13 

Kimball, Samuel 600 

Kimball, Susanna Gil 

Kimbal, Mary 614 

Kimbal, Molly 598 

Kingman, Joiin .599 

Kingman, William .599 

Knight, Abraham 5t!6 

Knight, Betsey G17 

Kni-ht, Betty .589 

Knight, Elizabeth.. .586 

Knight, Ilatevil . . .59.5, G02, 603 

604, 610, 616. 

Knight, John 586 

Knight, John S. B (i04 

Knight, Joseph .595, 602 

Knight, Joshua .588 

Knight, Kezia .587, .595 

Knight, Lois 599,614 

Knight, :siary 612 

Knight, :Mary D 603 

Knight, Olive 607 

Knight, Tlobert 587, 611 

Knight, Rose 600 

Knight, Richard 58G 

Knight, Sarah 611 

Knight, Susanna . .607, 613, 620 

Knight. Walter B 603 

Knight, William. ..599, 600, 617 

Knight, William, Jr 599 

Knock, Rebecca 610 

Knoles, Experience .59G 

Knoles, James .596 

Knoles, James, Jr 596 

Knoles, ]\Irs. James .596 

Knowles, Comfort 593 

Knowles, Daniel .598, 601 

Knowles, Elisabeth 620 

Knowles, Ephraim GOl 

Knowles, E.Kpcriencc, .594 

Knowles, Hannah 598 

Knowles, Isaac L . . 598 

Knowles, James 594, 601 

Knowles, Jemima .598 

Knowles, John 591, 601 

Knowles, John, Jr 601 

Knowles, Mary 592, .598 

Knowles, Mary D G18 

Knowles, Rebecca 601 

Knowles, Samuel 609 

Knowles, Susannah G07 

Knowles, Tryphena 611 

Knowles, William GOl 

Laighton, David 597 

Laighton, Moses .597 

Lancton, Joseph 614 

Lane, Joseph H 603 

Lane, Joshua 603 

Lane, Joshua, Jr G03 

Langdon, Joseph, Jr .594 

Langley, Polly 617 

Langley, Valentine 611 

Langly, Sally 615 

Laj'toii, Anna 592 

Layton, David 592 

Layton, Dolley .592 

Layton, Hannah .593 

Layton, Jacob — 593 

Layton, John 587, 592, 593 

Layton, Lydia 588, .594 

Layton, M'rs. David .592 

Layton, Samuel .593 

Layton, Sarah 588, 593 

Layton, Susanna 587 

Leaghton, Dorothy G(t6 

Leathers, Elisabeth 619 

Leavit, Edward 620 

Lebby, John .596 

Lebbv, Mary .596 

LebbV, Mrs. Paul .596 

Lebbv, Paul 596 

Leighton, Abigail 603 

Leighton, Anna 597 

Leighton, Betsey 617 

Leighton, Daniel 602 

Leighton, David. . .-594, 595, 597 

Leighton, David, Jr 612 

Leighton, Elijah 602 

Leighton, Elisabeth.. .607, 609 

Leighton, Elizabeth 595 

Leighton, Jane 611 

Leighton, John 603 

Leighton, Jonathan 609 

Leighton, Jonathan, Jr 608 

Leighton, Kezia 607 

Leighton, Lydia 610 

Leighton, ^loUy Gil 

Leighton, Nancy.. 611, 612, 614 

Leighton, William 59.5, 602 

603, 610. 

Lihbey, Clement 611 

Libbey, Dr. Benjamin (314 

Libbey, Hanson Gl 1 

Libbey, Isaac 591 

Libbey, John 615 

I.iibbey, Meshech 612 

Libbey, Mrs. Isaac 591 

Libbey, Sarah 591, 613 

Libbey, Paul C12 

Libbey, Polly 614 

Libby, Elizabeth 597 

Libby, Mary .598 

Lock, Betsey 612 

Lock, Edward .589 

Locke, Eleanor .598 

Locke, Elisabetli 600, 607 

Locke, Hannah ..587 

Lock, Elisabeth 621 

Locke, Susanna 58G, 588 

Locke, Temperance K. ..593 

Locke, William 598, 600 

Locke, William, Jr ,598 

Lock, Hannah 608 

Lock, John 611,614 

Lock, Mary 590 

Lock, >Iercv .594 

Lock, Meribah .595, 607 

Lock, Prudence .593 

Lord, Amaziah 615 

Lord, John 620 

Lord, jVIary 617 

Lord. Nathan 618 

Lord, Rebecca (!16 

Lord, Sally 615 

Lord, Samuel 608 

Lord, Solomon 617 

Lord, William W 608 

Lyman, Lovey 620 

MacCrelis, Elisabeth .591 

MacCrelis, Jean ,589 

MacFee, Daniel 586 

Macfee, James 593 

IMacfee, William 593, 594 

Maclntire, John .586 

3Iac'Intire, Joseph 586 

MacNeal, Agnes 587 

MacNeal , Daniel .587 

MacNeal , Jean .588 

Mahoney, Michael 621 

Main, Abigail 588, 620 

Main, Betsey 619 

Main, Betty 589 

Main, Hannah 587 

Main, Jacob 603 

Main, .Josiah, Jr 613 

>Iain, Lydia 586 

Main. Mary .594, 620 

:\Iain. Mercj' 589 

M.irch, Jonas C . . . .606, 612, 619 

.March, 3[rs. Jonas C 606 

March, Lydia GOG 

>Iarden, James, Jr 608 

Marden, John ,590 

3rarden, Lydia 590, ,593 

Marden, "SVilliam 619 

Mardin, John 600 

Mardin, Lois 600 

3Iason, Lemuel 609 

Mathes, Phebe 612 

Mathes, Robert 612 

Mathes, Roberts 615 

McCrelis, Elizabeth .593 

McCrelis, Robert 590 

McCrelus, Anne GOO 

McCrelus, Daniel ,599 

McCrelus, Elisabeth ,599 

McCrelus, Esther ,599 

McCrelus, John C 600 

McCrelus, Mary ..599 

McCrelus, Robert 599, 600 

McCrelus, Robert, Jr ,599 

McCrelus, Stephen 599 

McDuflee, Anna.... 610 

McDuffee, Daniel 609 

McDuffee, David 614 

McDuffee, Hannah 609 

McDufree, Jacob .597, 611 

McDuffee, James ,597, 598 

McDuffee, James, Jr.. .609, 619 



McDuflFee, Jane Oil 

McDuffee, John 598, (;15 

McDuffee, Jolin, Jr 611 

McDuffee, John, 3rt (il9 

McDuffee, Jonalhan 611 

McDuffee, Lydia 614 

McDuffee, Mary 616 

McDuffee, Patty 615 

McDuffee, Richard 620 

McDuffee, Sally, Sd 620 

McDutTec, Samuel 620 

^McDuffee, .Sarah 609 

McDuffee, Seth 021 

McDuffee, Thomas 019 

McDuffe, Mary 594. 

McDurffee, Betty 598 

McDurffee, James 598 

ISIcDurffee, 3Iary 608 

McFee, John 591 

McFee, Sarah 592 

McFee, William 591 

McNeal, Daniel 591 

McNeal, Elisabeth 613 

McXeal, Elizabeth 593 

McNeal, Hannah 590 

McXeal, Jean 587 

McNeal, Mary 589 

M'Dufltec, James.. 595 

M'Duffee, James, Jr 595 

M'Duffee, William, Jr 596 

M'Duffee, William .5!)6 

M'DulTe, Hannah 595 

M'Duffe, William 595 

Meader, Margaret 010 

Meder, Charity 609 

Meder, Francis 612 

Meder, Joseph 617 

Meder, Lemuel 613 

Merden, Hinkson 599 

Merden, James 599 

Merrey, Benjamin 589 

Merrey, Benjamin, Jr . . . .589 

Merrey, Joseph 587 

Merrey, Mary 587 

Merriam, Rev 597 

Merry, Abigail 587 

Merry, Benjamin. 587, 590, 592 

Merry, Daniel 592 

Merry, Hannah 591 

Merry, John 590 

Merry, Moses . .593 

Merry, Mrs. Samuel, Jr 587 

Merry, Samuel, Jr 587 

Merrow, Esther 609 

Merro-w, Joshua 010 

Meserve, Abigail 013 

Meserve, John CIO 

Meserve, Mary UU 

Meserve, Polly 012 

Meservej-, Stephen 018 

Messer, Nathaniel 003 

Messer, Williivm 003 

Mighill, Dolley 591 

Mighill, John 592 

Mighill, Moses 592 

Mighls, Moses 609 

Miller, Isaac 588 

JHIler, Jean 588 

Miller, Sarah .592 

Mills, p:iisabeth 601 

Mills, Elizabeth 610 

Mills, .fames 601 

3Iill.s, Jeremy 001 

jMills, John 001 

Mills, Mary 001 

Mills, Samuel 001 

Monson, Theodore 015 

Moody, Anna 609 

Monlough, James 6U 

More, Sarah Oil 

Morrison, David . 609 

Morrison, John 001 

Morrison, Jonathan. ..GOO, 001 

Morrison, .Jonathan, Jr ....000 
iNIorrison, Mrs. Jonathan ..600 

]\Iorrison, Sally 000 

:\Iorrison, Sally, 2d 000 

INlorrison. Samuel 000 

Muir, Samuel 010 

Jlundroe, Elizabeth 594 

Murray, Susanna 014 

JNIurrey, John, Jr CIO 

Murrv", William 609 

Myrick, John 008 

Nason, Hannah G 615 

Nason, Mary 008 

Nayler, Lydia 007 

Neal, Elisabeth L. P 004 

Neal, James A 005 

Xeal, John P 004 

Neal, Joseph L 004 

Neal, Moses L 004, OO.t 

Neal, Moses L., Jr 004 

Neal, Samuel A 004 

Nelson, Joseph .592 

Nelson, Lade .591 

Nelson, Sarah 018 

Nock, Bettv 009 

Norton. Elihu G GI9 

Nute, A bra 010 

Nute, Daniel 020 

Nute, Ezekiel 019 

Nute, Israel 020 

Nute, Jacob 019 

Nute, Jeremiah 017 

Nute, John, Jr 007 

Nute, Josiah Oil 

Nute, Lydia 014 

.Nute, Mary 019 

Nute, Nicholas 017 

Nute, Polly 014 

Nute, Rebecca E Oil 

Nute, Samuel C07 

Nute, Sarah 009, 020 

Nute, Stephen . . 014 

Nute, Susannah 013 

Nutter, Abigail 007, 019 

Nutter, Alice 013 

Nutter, Charlotte 010 

Nutter, Franc is 002 

Nutter, James 009 

Nutter, John 002, Oil 

Nutter, John, Jr 017 

Nutter, Molly 013 

Nutter, Nancy 617 

Nutter, Phebe 019 

Nutter, Pollv 018 

Nutter, Rieliard, .Tr 010, CIO 

Nutter, Richard, 3d 012 

Nutter, Sally 010 

Nutter, Samuel N ...014 

Nutter, Stephen 012 

Nutter, Temperance. ..017, (!1!) 

Nutter, William 021 

Nutter, \Vinthrop 009 

Odihorn, Abigail ^S9 

Odiorne, .John 017 

Odiorne, Lydia 010 

Odiorne, Nancy 017, 018 

Odiorne, Patience 014 

Odiorne, Susanna — 020 

Odlin, William W 018 

( )rdwav, Rev .599 

Otis, Rebekah 608 

Otis, Simon 619 

Page, Abigail. .592,. 597. 601, 002 

Oil, 617, 018. 
Page, Anna 599 

Page, Benjamin.. 601 to 605, 617 
Page, Benjamin, Jr — 002, 603 
Page, Daniel . .592, 590, 597, 603 

P.age, Daniel, Jr 590, 009 

Page, David C 000 

Page, Elisabeth 605, 009 

Page, Joseph.. 592, 599, 000, 002 

003, 004. 

Page, Lucy 007 

Page, Martha H 000, 617 

Page, Mary 013 

Page, May 599 

Page, Mrs. Daniel 592 

Page, Sai-ah 603, 608 

Page, Wealthy 604 

Palmer, Barnabas. 595, 596, 601 

Palmer, Barnabas, Jr 611 

Palmer, Barnaby 590 

Palmer, Benjamin .595, 601 

Palmer, Bracket 001 

Palmer, Daniel 017 

Palmer, Deborah 005 

Palmer, Dodavah 020 

Palmer, Dudley 012 

Palmer, Elisabeth 590, 608 

Palmer, John 009, 013 

Palmer, Joseph 596, 014 

Palmer, Jonathan 591 

Palmer, Margaret .590 

Palmer, 3Iercv 596 

Palmer, Molley 590 

Palmer, Mrs. IJarnaby 590 

Palmer, Mrs. Benjamin . ..001 

Palmer, Mrs. William 605 

Palmer, Patty 001 

Palmer, Robinson 001 

Palmer, Sanmel 593, 009 

Palmer, Susanna 620 

Palmer, Susannah 601 

Palmer, William.. 593, 605, COS 

Parrot, Captain 600 

Parrot, Deborah W 600 

Parrot, 3Iartha B .600 

Patterson, Nancy 604 

I'eabodv, Francis 619 

Pearl, Abraham. . .591, 594, 595 


Pearl, Daniel 593 

Pearl, Ehenezer 596, 612 

Pearl, Eleazer . 614 

Pearl, Lienor 596 

Pearl, Elisabeth 607 

Pearl, Elizabeth 588 

Pearl, Hannah 593, 595 

Pearl, Icabod 590 

Pearl, Isaac 611 

Pearl, John 591 

Pearl, Joseph 590, 618 

Pearl, Joseph, Jr 608 

Pearl, Mary 608 

Pearl, Mrs. Joseph 590 

Pearl, Paul 591 

Pearl, Rachel 607 

Pearl, Sarah... 590, 503, 008, 610 


Pease, Elizebeth P. 619 

Peavey, Abigail 020 

Peavey, John, Jr 020 

Peavey, Joshua .. 007 

Peavey, Simon 016 

Peavy, Oliver 612 

Peirce, Andrew 615 

Pendexter, John 619 

Perkins, Adam 013 

Perkins, Anna 608 

Perkins, Dorothy 009 

Perkins, Ephraiin 019 

Perkins, Ephraim, 3d 012 

Perkins, Elisabeth 009 

Perkins, Esther 009 

Perkins, Gilbert 594 



Perkins, Hannah 607, 617 

Perkins, Joseph 616 

Perkins, Judith 594, 611 

Perkins, Lueinila 6-21 

Perkins, Mnrtliu 602 

Perkins, Suriih 611 

Perkins, Susiinna 613 

Perkins, Solomon 600, 604 

Pevee, Antliony 608 

Pevee, Daniel 509 

Pevee. Daniel, Jr 599 

Pevee, Jacob 599 

Pevee, Oliver 599 

Pevee, Sallv 599 

Pevey, Billy 591 

Pevey, Daniel 591 

Pevey, Temperance 593 

Pevey, Thomas 592 

Pevey, William 59-2 

Philbrick, Polly 612 

Pickering, Abigail 612 

Pickering, Anthony E (ilS 

Pickering, Betsey 613 

Pickering, James, Jr ..605, 615 

Pickering, Jolm 615 

Pickering, Levi 610 

Pickering, Lois 615 

Pickering, ]Mary A 605 

Pickering, Sally 61S 

Pickering, Tryphena B 605 

Pickering, William 614 

Pierce, Hannah 619 

Pierce, Joshua 618 

Pierce, Stephen 610 

Pike, Elisha 613 

Pike, Mary 614 

Pike, Nathaniel G 619 

Pike, Uev 597 

Pilsbury, Eliza F 620 

Pinkham, Allice ... 615 

Pinkham, Elisabeth 611 

Pinkham, Isaac 602 

Pinkham, Jonathan. ..601, 618 

Pinkham, Lois 606 

Pinkham, Mary A 601 

Pinkham, Nathaniel 610 

Pinkham, Polly 612 

Pinkham, Rebecca 604 

Pinkham, Samuel 619 

Pinkham, Stephen 601 

Pinkham, Susannah 607 

Pinkham, Thomas 601,602,604 

Pinkham, Thomas, Jr 604 

Pinkham, Vincent 604 

Piper, Rev 604 

Piper, Rev. Asa 606 

Pirkins, Shadrach. 614 

Place, Abigail 596, 610 

Place, Amos 607 

Place, Betty 596, .598 

Place, Betsey 612 

Place, Charity 608 

Place, Charles 605 

Place, David 596 to 600 

Place, David, Jr 598 

Place, Dorothy 610 

Place, Ebenezer. . .595, 598, 602 

Place, Ebenezer, Jr 598 

Place, Elisabeth 601 

Place, Elisabeth F 604 

Place, Elizabeth 597 

Place, Geoige 596, 597 

Place, Hannah 593, 607, 618 

Place, Isaac 600 

Place, Jacob 595 

Place, James 596, 606, 608 

Place, James H 605 

Place, Jenny 620 

Place, John 593, 595, 596, 600 

Place, John, Jr 607,609 

Place, John M. 596,601 to 694,609 

Place, John M., Jr 604 

Place, Jonathan. ..595, 609, 610 

Place, Keziah 597 

Place, Lucv 596, 609 

Place, Martha .598 

Place, Mary 608, 611 

Place, Mehetabel 597 

Place, Moses 610 

Place, Mrs. John :\I 601 

Place, Olive 597 

Place. Paul .590, 609 

Place, PoUv 614 

Place, Phebe... 601, 618 

Place, Richard 596, 603 

Place, Sally 598,601, 604 

Place, Samuel 596 

Place, Sarah 599 

Place,''Simon 598 

Place, Solomon 615 

Place, Stephen 596, 604, 605 


Place, Susanna 596,604 

Place, Susannah 009 

Place, Widow 596 

Plaice, Abigail 588, 594 

Plaice, Abiaham 589, 593 

Plaice, David. 588 

Plaice, Deborah 591 

Plaice, DoUee .593 

Plaice, Dolly 591 

Plaice, Ebenezer 589 

Plaice, Ebenezer, Jr 592 

Plaice, George 595 

Plaice, Hannah 588 

Plaice, H.annah, 2d 588 

Haice, James 588, 591, 592 

Plaice, John 590, 591, 594 

Plaice, Jonathan .591 

Plaice, Joseph 591 

Plaice, Keziah 592 

Plaice, Love 592 

Plaice, Lncey 590 

Plaice, Lydia 591 

Plaice, Mary 587, 590, 593 

Plaice, Moses 592 

Plaice, Mrs. Ebenezer, Jr.. 692 

Plaice, Mrs. James 588 

Plaice, Richard 588, 591 

Plaice, Sarah 591 

Plumer, Benjamin 620 

Plumer, Ebenezer 596 

Plumer, Elisabeth 620 

Plumer, Ephraim 620 

Plumer, Lydia 617 

Plumer, Samuel 596 

Plumer, Thomas 605 

Plummer, Beai-d 592, 607 

Plummer, Betsey 614 

Plummer, Elisabeth 612 

Plummer, Elizabeth .590 

Plummer, Ephraim... .595, 61(i 

Plummer, Ephraim, Jr 611 

Plummer, John 590 

Plummer, John. 3d 611 

Plummer, Joseph .591, 607 

Plummer, Lois 607 

Plummer, Lydia .598 

Plummer, Samuel. .. .595, .597 

598, 607. 

Plummer, Satnuel, .Ir .597 

Plummer, Susa 598 

Plummer, Susanna 612 

Pottle, Abigail 597 

Pottle, Jonathan 597 

Pottle, Joseph 610 

Pottl e, Mary 610 

Pray, Charles 616 

Pray, Joshua 620 

Pribble, Abraham 608 

Quimby, Daniel 014 

Randal, Betsey 01.3 

Randall, James 616 

Randall, Sally 613 

Randal, Mary 020 

Randal, Thomas 621 

Rand, Nathaniel . 613 

Rand, Samuel ijis 

Kand, Susanna 611 

Rand, Temperance 616 

Ran, James 612 

Ranlet, Betsey 618 

Ranlet, Jonathan 617 

Rawlins, Lazarus 588 

Rawlings, Deborali ,591 

Rawling.s, Edward ... 591, .593 

Rawlings, Lear .593 

Raynal, Abigail 619 

Raynel, John 602 

Raynell, Lydia 619 

Raynel, Mary 602 

Raynes, Nathaniel 589 

Read, Beni'amin 615, 618 

Read, Mark 613 

Reail. Nancy 613 

Remick, Mary 621 

Remick, William 613 

Rendal, Molly 611 

Reynolds, Martha 617 

Richards, Abigail .590, .595, 602 
Richards, Bartholomew. ..591 

Richards. Benjamin 591 

Richards, Betty 612 

Richards, David 588 

Richards, Deborah 586 

Richards, Elisabeth 602 

Richards, Hannah 615 

Richards, Isaac 620 

Richards, James 602 

Richards, Jane 589 

Richards, Jean 594 

Richards, John. 588, 592, 593, 605 

Richards, John, Jr 602 

Richards, Jonathan 587 

Richards, .lonathan, Jr 610 

Richards, .Tosepli 593 

Richards, Lois 605 

Richards, Lydia 614 

Richards, Mehitabel 617 

Richards, Mrs. Samuel .586 

Richards, Olive 587 

Richardson, Abigail 621 

Richardson, Dorothy 621 

Richardson, Hannah 618 

Richardson, James 621 

Richardson, Joseph 617 

Richardson, Lydia 619 

Richardson, JIary 620 

Richardson, Nancy 619 

Richardson, Rebeckah 610 

Richardson, Rebekah 597 

Richardson, Sally 617 

Richardson, Susannah 607 

Richardson, Thomas 617 

Richardson, Timothy 608 

Richardson, William 594 

Richards, Polly 620 

Richards, Rebecca 588 

Richards, Salome 586 

Richards, Samuel 586, 588 

Richards, Samuel, Jr 586 

Richards, Sarah... 586, 588, 592 
602, 614. 

Richards, Sarah, 2d 586 

Richards, Susanna 591 

Rickcr, Aby ... 619 

Ricker, Benajah 606, 618 

Ricker, Benajah, Jr 606 

Ricker, Betsey 619 

Ricker, C harles 617 

Ricker, Ebenezer 613 

Ricker, Ezekiel.601, 602, 603,609 



Rickev, Hannah G17 

Ricker, JedicUah 615 

Ricker, Jolm 611, 017 

Ricker, Joseph 608 

Ricker, Lydia 015 

Ricker, Liicy 014 

Ricker, Nicholas COl, 617 

Ricker, Paul 018 

Ricker, Pliinebas 003 

Ricker, Pollv G15 

Ricker, Sally 018 

Ricker, Samuel 594 

Ricker, Sarah 019 

Ricker, Tobias 007 

Ricker, Thomas 602, 618 

Ricker, Timothy GOT, 621 

Ricker, William 003 

Ripley, Williiim 611 

Roach, Lydia 615 

Roberts, Abigail Oil, 014 

Roberts, Anna 012 

Roberts, Anna W 621 

Roberts, Anne 594 

Roberts, Betsey 618 

Roberts, Elisabeth 599, 002 

613, 617, 619. 

Roberts, Ezra 599 

Roberts, Hannah 620 

Roberts, Isaac 615 

Roberts, James 611, 615 

Roberts, John 598, 602, 60S 

Oil, 612. 

Roberts, John, Jr 010 

Roberts, Jonathan 602 

Roberts, Jonathan D 616 

Roberts, Joseph 602, 60S 

Roberts, Joshua 615 

Roberts, Lucj- J 021 

Roberts, Mary 589 

Roberts, Mehetabel 613 

Roberts, Molly 610 

Roberts, Moses. . . .592, 599, 000 

Roberts, Moses, Jr 599 

Robertson, Nathaniel 617 

Roberts, Peggy 60S 

Roberts, Polly 613 

Roberts, Rebecca 613 

Roberts, Relief 009 

Roberts, Samuel 608, 620 

Roberts, Sarah.... 588, 000, 613 

616, 020. 

Roberts, Shubal 614 

Roberts, Susanna 015 

Roberts, Susannah .599 

Roberts, Thomas 617 

Roberts, Timothy...587, 592, 598 

Roberts, Timothy, Jr 008 

Robinson, Betsy 621 

Robinson, James 618 

Robinson, Levi 016 

Robinson, Mercy 611 

Robinson, Meshech 009 

Robinson, Sarah 616 

Roe, Mary 611 

Roger, Abigail 590 

Roger, Charles. ...589, .592, 594 

Roger, Elizabeth .500 

Roger, Hannah .502 

Roger, James, Jr .591, .594 

Roger, James, 3d .591 

Roger, John .589 

Roger, Mary 589, .591 

Roger, Mrs. Charles 589 

Roger, Sarah 590 

Rogers, Artemas 619 

Rogers, Charles 018 

Rogers, Daniel 621 

Rogers, Hannah 605, 617 

Rogers, James 595, 007 

Rogers, Jean 590 

Rogers, Mary 595, 60S 

Rogers, Ruth 008 

Rogers, Silas 610 

Rogers, Stephen 610 

Rogers, William 607 

Roger, William 533 

Rollings, Benjamin . . .600, 601 

Rollings, Betty 600 

Rollings, Esther 601 

Rollings, John 000, 607 

Rollings, Joshua N 010 

Rollings, Molly 000 

Rollings, Nancy 600 

Rollings, Olive 609 

Rollings, Sarah 600 

Rollings, Stephen 600 

Rollings, Susii 602 

Rollings, Temperance 611 

Rollins, 596 

Rollins, Anna 621 

Rollins, Anthony 609 

Rollins, Benjamin H 604 

Rollins, Betsey 612 

Rollins, Easter 616 

Rollins, Edward 607 

Rollins, Hannah H 604 

Rollins, Joshua 603, 604 

Rollins, Joshua N 604 

Rollins, Moses 590 

Rollins, Phebe H 603, 604 

Rollins, Sarah .596 

Rollins, Stephen 615 

Ross, Patty 616 

Ross, Simon 019 

Rundlet, Richard 609 

Runnals, Alice 618 

Runnels, John 612 

Runnels, Michael 609 

Runnels, Nathaniel 618 

Sanbourn, Jacob 012 

Sayward, Jaines 615 

Scates, Benjamin 002, 003 

Scales, Benjamin, Jr ..603, 020 

Scates, John ,594, 613 

Scates, Lucy 613 

Scates, l^ydia 013 

Scates, Norton 602, 018 

Sceva, Hannah 009 

Sceva, Joseph 001, 009 

Scevey, Frederica 008 

Scevy, Hannah 016 

Scribner, Anna 607 

Serjeant, Margaret 613 

Sevey, 593 

Sevej-, Abigail 587 

Sevey, Comfort 591 

Sevey, Elizabeth 591 

Sevey, Ithamar 587, 590 

Sevey, Jean .589 

Sevey, Marj^ 587, 594 

Sevey, Mrs. Ithamar 587 

Sevey, Samuel 590 

Shannon, Elisabeth 616 

Shannon, Harriet 620 

Shannon, Lilias 615 

Sherbourne, Joseph 614 

Sherburne, John Cli 

Shute, James 588 

Shute, Mary 589 

Smith, Charles 019 

Smith, Dolly 021 

Smith, John 617 

Smith, Josiah 615 

Smith, Mercj' 618 

Smith, Prudence 617 

Smith, Rev. Isaac 605 

Snell, Abigail 6i9 

Spencer, Elisabeth Oio 

Spencer, Polly 620 

Spring, Seth 615 

Stanton, Benjamin 504 

Stanton, Isaac 595 

Stanton, John 607, 621 

Starbord, Stephen 607 

Stephens, Elisabeth 612 

Stephens, Thomas 613 

Stevens, Hannah 621 

Stiles, Triphena 587 

StilLson, Lettice 607 

Sumner, Eli 006 

Sumner, Elisabeth 606 

Sumner, Mrs. Eli 606 

Sumner, Samuel H 617 

Swain, Betsey 618 

Swain, Mary 017 

Swain, Roger 586 

Tanner, Jane 620 

Tanner, John E 610 

Tasker, Daniel 613 

Tasker, Lois 611 

Tebbets, Abigail.. 588, 609, 613 

Tebbets, Abigail, 2d 588 

Tebbets, Benjamin — 588, 613 

Tebbets, Benjamin, Jr .588 

Tebbets, Betty K 598 

Tebbets, Charity 587, 599 

Tebbets, Daniel .588 

Tebbets, Deborah 607 

Tebbets, Dorothy 608 

Tebbets, Ebenezer 588, 598 

599, 612. 

Tebbets, Edmond .598 

Tebbets, Edward 587 

Tebbets, Elisabeth 609 

Tebbets, Enoch 012 

Tebbets, Ephraim 607, 608 

Tebbets, Esther 608 

Tebbets, Eward 600 

Tebbets, Ezekiel 017 

Tebbets, Hannah 612 

Tebbets, Henry... 588, 599,600 


Tebbets, Henry, Jr 599 

Tebbets, Huldah 620 

Tebbets, Ira 620 

Tebbets, Israel 588 

Tebbets, James.. ..588, 599, 613 

Tebbets, Jedediah 608 

Tebbets, Jerry 620 

Tebbets, John 599, 606, 612 

Tebbets, Jonathan 587 

Tebbets, Jonathan, Jr 618 

Tebbets, .Joseph, Jr 613 

Tebbets, Josiah .588 

Tebbets, Joyce 588 

Tebbets, Lucy 620 

Tebbets, Lydia 60S, 609 

Tebbets, Mary 598, 617 

Tebbets, Mehetabal 609 

Tebbets, :S[olly 616 

Tebbets, Mrs. Benjamin. ..588 

Tebbets, Nathaniel 588 

Tebbets, Paul 588 

Tebbets, Paul, Jr 588 

Tebbets, Phebe 611 

Tebbets, Rebecca 599, 616 

Tebbets. Rose 616 

Tebbets, Ruth 614 

Tebbets, Sally 615 

Tebbets, Samuel 599 

Tebbets, Sarah 588,599 

Tebbets, Silas 608 

Tebbets, Solomon 588 

Tebbets, Stephen 609, 614 

Tebbets, Susanna 610, 617 

Tebbets, Susannah 599 

Tebbets, Thomas W 620 

Tebbets, Wealthy 617 

Tebbets, William 588, 614 

Tebbetts, Abigail 589,595 



Tebbetts, Anna 592 

Tebbetts, Deborah oUO 

Tebbetts, Kbenczcr .. .58'.), 5!>a 

Tcbbctts, Honrv 59-2, oll4 

Tebbetts, Mary Siti 

Tebbetts, Mrs."HL>niy 5!)-2 

Tebbetts, Nathaniol ..592, 514 

Tobbctts, Paul 5!t2 

Tebbetts, Sarah 592 

Tobbotts, Stephen 592 

Tobbetts, Susanna 594 

Thompson, Isaac GOO 

Tlionipson, Josepl*, Jr GOT 

Thompson, Lucy GUT 

Thomp.son, Lydia GIS 

Thompson, Noah GOO 

Thompson, Noah,Jr GOO 

Thomson, IJev GO-t 

Thurston, Rev 603 

Thurston, Kev. Benj G02 

Tibbets, Eunice GOT 

Tole, Levy 59G 

Tole, Stephen .59G 

Tompson, Joseph.. 593 

Tompson, Xoah 5ST 

Tompson, Sarah oS~ 

Torr, A bigail 615 

Torr, Betsey 612 

Torr, Jonailiau H 620 

Torr, Tolly G14 

Torr, Sally 615 

Torr, Simon 606 

Torr, Vincent 615 

Townson, Daniel, Jr 620 

Treserin, Sarah G12 

Trickey, 592 

Triekey, Alice 595, 61" 

Trickey, Benjamin — 598, 612 

Trickey, Comfort 605, OlS 

Trickey, Elisabeth 607 

Trickey, Ephraini 607 

Trickey, Hannah 598, 611 

TrickeV, Jacob 620 

Trickey, John 595, 598, 614 

Trickey, Josliua 616, 618 

Trickey, Mary 590 

Trickey, Rebecca 591, 598 

Trickey, Rebekah 6U 

Trickey, Sai-ah 594, 598, ()08 

Trickey, William 588, 598 

Trickey, AVilliam, Jr 598 

Tricky, Dorothy 598 

Tricky, William 598 

TripcJ Richard 607 

Tripe, Sarah 609 

Tucker, Abigail 601 

Tucker, Eunice 620 

Tucker, Jane 611 

Tucker, Jenny 603 

Tucker, John 608 

Tucker, Jo.seph. .598 to 603, COG 

Tucker, Joseph, Jr 602 

Tucker, Josiah 598, 615 

Tucker, Lydia (iOO 

Tuckei-, Piiebe 598 

Tucker, Tristram 599 

Tuttle, Job N 621 

Tuttle, John rm 

Tuttle, Samuel 607, 619 

Twombly, Abigail 607, 612 

Tvrombly, Anna 604 

Twombly, Benjamin 613 

TAvombly, Betsey 620 

Twombly, Betty 604, 610 

Twombly, Ebenezer 610 

Twombly, Eunice 620 

Twombly, Hannah 603 

Twombly, Isaac 619 

Twombly, John, Jr 613 

Twombly, Jonathan 616 

Twombly, Jotham 609 

Twombly, Judith 613 

Twombly, Lois 606 

Twombly, Lydia 609 

Twombly, Mary Gil 

T\vi.>mbly, Mclictabcl 616 

Twombly, .Molly 015 

Twombly, ]Moses 615 

Twombly, INlrs. Tobias 606 

Twombly, Nancj' 616 

Twombly, Sally G15 

Twombly, Samuel, Jr 617 

Twombly, Sarah 609 

Twombly, Stephen . . . .604, 609 

Twombly, Stephen, Jr 604 

Twombly, Susannah 60S 

Twombly, Tobias 593, G06 

Twombly, Tobias, Jr 614 

Upham, Albert 606 

Upham, AUrcd 604 

Upham, Francis W 60G 

Upham, Joseph B 605 

Upham, Judith A ...605 

Upham, Marj- 604 

Upliam, Nathaniel. G04, G05, GOG 
Upliam, Rev. Thomas C...GOG 

Upham, Ruth C 606 

Upham, Timoth J' 605 

Varney, Benjamin 608 

Varney, Dominicus 618 

Varnej-, Dudley 617 

Varney, Ebenezer, Jr 610 

Varney, Elijah H 617 

Varney, Elijah, Jr 614 

Varney, Ellisabeth 610 

Varney, Esther 600, 615 

Varney, Hopley 618 

Varney, James 609 

Varney, Joel 617 

Varney, ,Iohn 611 

Varney, Lydia 61G, 619 

Varney, Martha 607 

Varney, Mary 610, 616 

Varney, Mehetabel 613 

Varney, Mercy 594, 611 

Varney, Nicholas .61-2 

Varney, Olive 614 

Varney, Patience 607 

Varney, Patty 619 

Varney, Peace 620 

Varney, Polly 616 

Varney, Rhoda 618 

Varney, Sarah 612, 619 

Varney, Silas 615 

Varnej', Thomas 610 

Varney, Tliomas, 3d 610 

Wakeham, Caleb 607 

Wakeham, Miriam 614 

Waldron, Abigail G14 

Waldron, Abraham.. ..598, 599 

Waldron, Abraham, Jr 598 

Waldron, George 599 

Vt'aldron, -fames 613 

Waldron, John D 619 

Waldron, Mehitable 617 

Waldron, Sally 619 

Walker, Abigail.. .588, 594, 612 

Walker, Betsey 613 

Walker, Deborah 620 

Walker, Dorothy 615 

Walker, John 590 

W'alker, John K 616 

Walker, .Joseph 594 

Walker, Joseph, Jr 590 

Walker, Mary 620 

Wal ker, Robart 606 

Walker, Robert 591 

Wallingford, Abigail 603 

Wallingford, Betsey 619 

Wallingford, David... .603, 610 

WiiUingford, Jacob 5!)5, GU 

Wallinglord, Joanna 619 

AV'allingtord, John 595 

Wallingford, Lydia 597, 611 

Wallinglord, .Mary .592 

Wallingford, Peter.. ..593, 594 

rm, 603. 

Wallingford, Rebecca 618 

Wallingford, Sanmel..603, 619 

Wallingford, Sarah 593 

Wallingford, Widow 597 

W arren, Joseph 620 

Warren, William 615 

Waterhouse, Benjamin 620 

Waterlionse, Eli.sabeth. .. .600 
Waterhouse, George.. .598, 600 
Waterhouse, George, Jr. . .598 

\Vaterhouse, Mary 619 

Watson, Abigail 609 

AV'atson, Anna 612 

AVatson, Daniel 618 

Watson, Hannah 618 

Watson, Jonatlian E 611 

Watson, Samuel 616 

Webber, Benjamin 594 

Welch, Matthias 607 

Welch, Sarah 607 

Wenlhworth, William 619 

Wentworth, Abigail... 587, 611 


Wentwortli, Anna 607 

Wentwortli, Anne 600 

W^entworth, Benjamin 595 

Wentworth, Daniel 586, 611 


Wentworth, David 600 

W'entworth, Dorcas 607 

Wentworth, Dorothy 610 

Wentworth, Dudley 602 

\Ventworth, Dudly 602 

Wentworth, Ebenezer. 600, 611 

Wentworth, Elias 601 

Wentworth, Elihu 606 

Wentworth, Enoch.. . .611, 612 
Wentworth, Ephraim...597 to 

600, 620. 
Wentworth, Ephraim, Jr.. 599 
Wentworth, Ezekiel...6ul, 616 


Wentworth, George 614 

Wentworth, Gershom 589 

Wentworth, Hannah.. 587, 597 

Wentworth, Icbabod..602, 603 

610, 620. 

Wentworth, Ichabod H 603 

Wentworth, Isaac .591, 607 

Wentwortli, James . . . .603, 610 

Wentworth, Jane 612 

Wentworth, Joanna 609 

Wentworth, John. .59.5, 597, 601 

602, 608. 

Wentworth, John, 3d 611 

Wentworth, Jonathan. 601, 602 
Wentworth, Jonathan, Jr.. 610 

Wentworth, Joseph 602 

Wentworth, J osiah 589 

Wentworth, Josiah, Jr — 614 

Wentworth, Keziah.. . . 620 

Wentworth, Lidea 600 

Wentworth, Lois 614 

Wentworth, Lucy 602 

Wentworth, Lydia 602, 614 

615, 617. 
Wentworth,Martha 603,609,619 

Wentworth, .Alary 611, 612 

Wentworth, Mathias 602 

Wentworth, Mercy 597, 602 

615, 617. 



Wentw'ortli, Molly 609 

Wentworth, Xabby 60-2 

Wentworth, Olive 616 

Wentworth, Patience .595, 611 
Wentworth, Rebecca.. 603, 616 
Wentworth, Richard .. .589, 59-2 
Wentworth, Richard, Jr . . .,592 

Wentworth, Samuel 608 

Wentworth, Sarah. 610, 611, 6U 

Wentworth, .Spencer .598 

Wentworth, .Stephen. ...590, .597 
Wentworth, Stephen, Jr . . .609 
Wentworth, Temperance. .614 
Wentworth, Thomas. 589, 610 

Wentworth, William.. .601, 60." 

Weymouth, Benjamin ,593 

Weymouth, Deborah 610 

Weymouth, John 593 

Weymouth, Lydia 599 

Weymouth, Mary 609 

Weymouth, Moses 599 

Weymouth, Moses, Jr .599 

Weymouth, Sarah 609 

Wh'iteham, Abigail 618 

Whitehouse, Aaron 608 

Whitehouse, Abigail 592 

Whitehouse, Alexander ...611 

Whitehouse, Anthonj' 610 

Whitehouse, Betty 590 

Whitehouse, Charles T. ...592 
Whitehouse, Comfort. 617, 618 

Whitehouse, Elisabeth 612 

Whitehouse, Elizabeth — 593 

Whitehouse, Esther 590 

Whitehouse, Israel 614 

Whitehouse, Jacob 617 

Whitehouse, Jeremy 615 

Whitehouse, John 593 

Whitehouse, Jonathan.5S8, 593 

Whitehouse, Joseph .593 

Whitehouse, Judith. ...593, 609 

Whitehouse, Lyilia 610 

Whitehouse, Martha 591 

Whitehouse, Moses 613 

Whitehouse,Nathaniel . 610,612 

Whitehouse, Polly ...618 

Whitehouse, Rebecca .5S9, 609 

Whitehouse, Samuel 587 

Whitehouse, Samuel H....5S9 
Whitehouse, Stephen. .587, 611 

Whitehouse, William 590 

White, Sarah 609 

Whitiker, William 606 

Whittum, Aaron 602 

Whittum, Amos 602 

Wiggin, David 614 

Wiggin, Joslma 612 

Wiggin, Rachel 614 

Wiggin, Samuel 616 

Willand, Enoch 612 

Willand, Lydia 620 

Willand, Sarah 611 

Wille, James 607 

Wille, John 607 

Wille, Stephen 611 

Wille, William 609 

WlUey, Eliphalet 618 

Willey, John. Jr 608 

Willey, Josiah 598 

Willey, Mrs 598 

Willey, Stephen 598 

Wilson, James 618 

Wilson, Joseph 619 

Wingate, Abigail R 605 

Wingate, Amos 603 

Wingate, Benjamin 610 

Wingate, Daniel 603, 615 

Wingate, Daniel G 603 

Wingate, Daniel, .Jr 602 

Wingate, David 609 

Wingate, David, Jr 620 

Wingate, Dolly 607 

Wingate, Edmond 603, 605 

Wingate, Edmimd 601 

Wingate, Enoch 611 

Wingate, Joshua 603 

Wingate, Lydia 601, 619 

Wingate, Lydia W 602 

Wingate, Mary 609, 617 

Wingate, Meshach 620 

Wingate, Moses 596 

Wingate, Sally 612 

Wingate, Samuel 596 

Wingate, Sarah 618 

Wingate, Stephen 601, 616 

Wingate, William 607 

Wingat, Samuel 596 

Wingat, Sarah 596 

Wingat, Temperance .596 

Winget, Daniel 590 

Winget, Dorothy 591 

Winget, Elizabe'th 593 

Winget, Enoch .591 

Winget, John 591 

Winget, Joseph 594 

Winget, Mary 590 

Winget, Mrs. Daniel 5v)0 

Winget, Samuel 590, 593 

Winget, William 590 

Winkly, Elisabeth 600 

Winkly, Mary 600 

Winkly, Samuel 600 

Wise, Rev 588 

Witham, Polly 618 

Witherall, Judith 613 

Withered, Hannah 610 

Witherell, James ,593 

Withered, John 595 

Witherell, Lydia 615 

Witherel, Thomas .592 

Witheren, John 599 

Witheren, Juda 599 

Wood , James 595 

Woodman, Charles Wm.. .605 
Woodman, Charlotte C . . .606 

Woodman, Harriet C 606 

Woodman, Jeremiah H. . . .605 

Woodman, Maria B 606 

Woodman, Mary E 605 

AVoodman, Sarah J 606 

AYoodman, Sarah T 605 

Woodman, Theodore C. . . .606 

Woodman, Uriel 618 

Worster, James 610 

Worster, Dorcas 619 

Worster, Mary 613 

Worster, Sally 619 

Yetton, Sarah 608 

York, Abigail 615 

York, Enoch 617 

York, Josiah, Jr 621 

Young, Abigail 589 

Young, Ann 591 

Young, Anna. .587, 590, 607, 612 

Young, Betty 592 

Young, Elisabeth 591 

Young, Esther 593 

Young, Hannah 587, 619 

Young, James 592 

Young, Jean 587 

Young, Jeremy 615 

Young, Jonathan.. .587, 590, 591 

592, 594, 607. 

Young, Mercy 593 

Young, Moses 596, 613 

Young, Mrs. Jonathan .587 

Young, Mrs. Thomas 590 

Young, Patience 612 

Young, Susannah 595 

Young, Thomas. 590, 592 to 596 

Young, Timothy 618