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Lake Region Inscriptions:
WHITEFACE INTERVALE, SANDWICH.
PERKINS GROUND, NEW DURHAM.
FURTHER MEMORIALS OF MEREDITH.
Lake Region Inscriptions :
WHITEFACE INTERVALE, SANDWICH.
PERKINS GROUND, NEW DURHAM.
FURTHER MEMORIALS OF MEREDITH.
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS : , r y
PUBLISHED BY FRANKLIN P. RICE
Fifty Copies Printed.
CATURDAY, September 2d, 1893, at half-past ten in
the forenoon, we left Wolfborough on the steamer
Lady of the Lake, bound for Centre Harbor. We made
our way toward our destination in the face of a strong
northeast wind and lowering clouds, and our prediction of
a coming storm of tvvo or three days' duration seemed
fully justified after a brief consultation with the veteran
pilot Lovett, whose long experience rendered him wise in
weather matters. We descended from the pilot-house
mentally resolving to seek a safe retreat as we made land,
and there await clear skies and a more genial atmosphere
before we pursued our journey further northward. But
scarcely had we taken a turn of the boat before the wind
shifted, and, after changing from one quarter to another,
settled in the northwest, the clouds broke and rapidly
drifted away, and by the time we reached the landing the
sun was the unresisted monarch of the mountain and the
Nothing was now in the way of carrying out our original
intention to reach upper Sandwich, and the region made
classic by Belles, that night, and, after a dinner at the hotel
near by, of which the less said the sooner forgotten, we
secured seats in the stage-coach, and soon were travelling
rapidly around Red Hill on the road to Moultonborough.
Our companions in the coach were two or three substan-
tial citizens of Sandwich returning at the end of the week
from "down country" to their homes, and a bibulous
individual, whose frequent resort to a well-filled bottle,
pressing importunity to share its contents, and occasional
witty retort, distracted our attention at times from the
glories of the autumnal afternoon that gave an additional
charm to the region through which we were passing.
Proceeding over the travelled route to Centre Sandwich,
a change was made to a mail wagon, the large coach going
no further. In this vehicle we were the only passengers,
and the transit to North Sandwich Post Office was quickly
made. Here we were to leave the public stage and pursue
the remainder of our journey by private conveyance.
While waiting for the postmaster (with whom we had ne-
gotiated to take us on our way) to sort the mail, a fisher-
man appeared with a string of brook trout the like of
which our Massachusetts eyes had never before seen.
Whether he was a genuine disciple of the gentle Izaak, or
was influenced by grosser motives, we did not ascertain,
but he was of a sufficiently conventional type to give the
stereotyped reply, "over there," with a motion of his fore-
finger that indicated fully a third of the circle of the hori-
zon, in response to our inquiry as to where he obtained
As the day waned the chill increased until it became
really cold, and we began to experience the effects of one
of those sharp changes in the weather so characteristic of
New England, but which are especially marked among
the mountains. Just at sunset we started on our four-mile
drive, behind a fine span that maintained an even pace, up
hill and down, to the end. From the top of the high hill
a mile or more on our way we saw the full grandeur of the
Sandwich Range from Chocorua to the " Dome" stand out
in the twilight, the cleft head of old Whiteface right in front
being conspicuous, but the depths of the immense basin
that intervened between us and its rugged sides were al-
ready lost in darkness, through which twinkled the early-
lamps of the small settlement at its base. We made the
descent over the steep and hazardous road, and a few
minutes later drew up before the hospitable door of Mr.
William McCrillis, the principal resident and owner at the
"Intervale." In the sitting room we found a cheerful fire
in the open fireplace and a cordial welcome to the circle
gathered, which included several who were, like ourselves,
strangers and pilgrims. The cheerful warmth and a good
supper dissipated the temporary feeling of discomfort
incident to our cold ride, but a night's rest was needed to
relieve our fatigue after the long and hard journey of the
day. Our sleeping apartments were in a small cottage
adjacent to the main dwelling, and thither we retired, our
demur at lockless doors and the absence of other city safe-
guards creating some amusement among the members of
the family and the other guests.
Sunday morning we awoke in full realization of the
poet's expression :
" Through Sandwich notch the west-wind sang
Good morrow to the cotter";
but, though the breeze sighed mournfully around the
house, and at times assumed a menacing tone, we were out
soon after sun-up, enjoying the scene before us. In front
the broad green Intervale, level as a floor, stretched to the
distance of nearly a mile, abruptly bounded on the north
by the Sandwich peaks running nearly from east to west
— the unique and ever-changing Chocorua, the lowly
Paugus or Toad-back, the commanding heads of Passa-
conaway (highest of the range) and Whiteface, the mass-
ive Sandwich Dome or Black Mountain, with Mount Israel
close by — all together made a picture which once seen
could never be effaced from memory. The air at first
chill, almost frosty, soon had a tonic effect, and we went
in to breakfast only to return and remain out of doors the
Succeeding days until the 13th of September were
passed on this highland farm, a period of great benefit and
enjoyment, mentally and physically. At an elevation of
about eleven hundred feet, the Intervale affords practically
all the natural attractions and advantages of the popular
mountain resorts without their artificial accompaniments.
The land, divided into two or three farmsteads, is held in
possession of descendants of the original settlers. The
grandfather of William McCrillis came to this place late
in the eighteenth century, and here representatives of the
family remain to-day, offshoots of that Scotch Presbyterian
stock that peopled southern portions of New Hampshire
at an earlier period. Full evidence of this is presented
in both the fore- and surnames on the stones in the
little graveyard on the Intervale, a list of which is here
Mr. McCrillis (now deceased) was a man of intelligence
and ability, his mind well-stocked with practical informa-
tion, and we are greatly indebted to him for knowledge
gained. Mrs. McCrillis will ever have a warm place in our
memories, not only for her possession of those womanly
qualities that mark the true lady, but for her genuine and
kindly interest in the happiness and welfare of her guests.
With the family, which comprised three generations, and
the several guests, we passed the time pleasantly, and left
the place with real regret.
Of the novel experiences while here, the chief and never-
to-be-forgotten one was our ascent of Whiteface, under-
taken and achieved on Saturday, the 9th of September,
with a party of six, under the leadership of the Rev. Frank
S. Adams, of Reading, Massachusetts, (since gathered to
the silent majority), who had made the ascent before.
The distance from the McCrillis house to the top is four
miles by the path, although the buildings when viewed
from the Intervale seem to stand right at the base of the
niountain. The path, which passes over the west ridge,
is rough and steep, and half of the way maintains an ex-
acting angle over ledges with steps breast-high at some
places, making the climb difficult, slow, and exhausting
to those new to the work. The front of Whitcface from
the summit to within a point two-thirds down its surface
is hollowed into an immense bowl, the result of a landslide
that occurred early in this century, and the cleft at the top
gives the appearance of two peaks when seen from certain
points. The mountain is in VVaterville, just over the line
of Sandwich. Its height, as given in the guide-books, is
4007 feet, a little under that of Passaconaway, whose sum-
mit seems but a step away. Except the satisfaction of
saying that you have been there, the view from the top
does not repay the required effort to reach it, compared
with what may be had from Chocorua (which we climbed
a year later) at less expenditure. But the mountain in
itself is a grand study, and is one of the most wonderful
features of the Sandwich Range. An acquaintance with
one such would furnish to an appreciative mind food
for contemplation to last a year ; yet we met parties of
"climbers" from the cities who were going through the
whole system in a week, running up and down the moun-
tains like rats.
Most of our visit at the Intervale was during the day-
time passed in the open air. Mornings and evenings we
took a singular satisfaction in piling slab-wood (which here
was sold at fifty cents a cord) on the open fire in the sit-
ting-room, and seeing it burn, and enjoying its genial
influence. Other intervals of time were filled up in ex-
ploring the nearby region, in gathering vials of fir balsam
from the trees, and in a visit to the sap-orchard for which
the McCrillis farm has been for many years famous. The
product of the several hundred trees, some of which had
been tapped for more than fifty years, according to figures
given by the owner, was over ninety thousand pounds of
sugar and syrup — enough to return a small fortune in
The reading while at the Intervale of Frank Bolles's
At the North of Bearcamp Water — with the scenes and
characters of which we were destined to become better
acquainted the next year — was doubly interesting in the
presence of the grand object-lesson of the region he so
minutely and vividly describes.
In the work of copying the inscriptions in the burial
ground Mr. McCrillis was greatly interested, and to him we
are indebted for the genealogical notes concerning the
McCrillis and Foss families, and for other information.
We made our homeward journey on Wednesday, the
13th of September, by the route we had come. The only
passenger in the coach beside ourselves was a lad from
Maine, who was making his way to Chicago, mostly on
foot, to visit the Columbian Exposition. He took to the
road again at Centre Harbor. We crossed the Lake to
the Weirs, and as the train bore us away, our backward
glance from the car-window caught the double head of
old Whiteface rising above the top of Red Hill.
With Genealogical Notes
FOSS AND McCRILLIS FAMILIES.
1. Rebecca, j wife of | Dea. John Bean, | Died | May 22,
Jesus said unto her, I am the resur-
rection, and the life; he that believeth
in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
2. Abner Bennett, | Died Nov. 17, 1871, | M. 72 yrs. 3 mos.
We have said farewell to Father,
For the last time clasped his hand;
He has gone to join his loved ones,
In that brighter, happier land.
Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger,
Where our precious Father sleeps.
3. Sarah P. | wife of Abner Bennett, | Died Aug. 28, 1883,
I N.. 79 yrs. 7 mos. 6 ds.
One dear friend has drooped and faded,
One sweet voice has fled ;
One sweet brow the grave has shaded.
Our dear Mother now is dead.
She has gone to Heaven before us,
See, she turns with outstretched hands;
Pointing to the glorious beauties,
Of that bright eternal land.
4. Freeman L. Burleigh | Died Nov. 20, 1850, | /E. 20 y'rs,
5. Sarah A. Burleigh | Died | May 15, 1870, | M. 34 yrs.
6-7- William Burleigh, | Died | Oct. 20, 185 1, | JE. 65 y'rs,
7 mo's. I Dolly | His Wife, | Died Sept. 15, 1864, ^. 68 y'rs, 4
8. Wm. H. Burleigh | Died | Jan. 15, 1847, I ^- 22 y'rs.
9. Betsey Chase | wife of | William Chase, | Died | Mar. 11,
1848, I JE. 74.
10. William Chase, | Died | Aug. 3, 1863, | AL. 89.
11-14. Oliver K. died | Jan. 27, 1864, | JE. 10. | Nancy A.
died I Jan. 26, 1864, | JE. 8. | Martha E. died | Jan. 26, 1864,
I JE. 5. I Lydia a. died | Jan. 29, 1864, | JE. 3 y'rs. | Children
of Lemuel | & B. S. Chase.
15. Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs. Peggy | Wife of Capt.
I Stephen Fellows, Jr. | who died June | 9, 1823 aged | 38 years.
How transient is the life of man
At most a brief contracted span.
16. Emeline S. I Wife of | Stephen N. Fogg, | Died | June
29, 1843. I JE. 26.
Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit rest thee now;
E'en while with us thy footsteps trod,
His seal was on thy brow.
17. Dolly, | wife of | Isaac Foss, | Died | Apr. 28, 1859, |
18. Isaac Foss, | Died | April 8, 1854 | JE. 80.
19. [John B. Foss, who died in 189 1, is buried here.]
20. Louisa J. | Wife of | John B. Foss, | Died | Jan. 25, 1881,
I JEt. 69 yrs. 3 mos.
21. Miss I Sarah Foss, | Died | Nov. 27, 1825 | aged 36
22. Sarah L. | Dau. of John B. & | Louisa J. Foss, | Died |
Aug. 25, 1861, I ^t. II yrs. 3 mos.
23. Fidelia, | Wife of | O. P. Fowler, | Died | Mar. 2, 1871.
I ^t. 40 y'rs & 6 mos.
[Several members of the Grant family are buried here.]
24. Andrew M. Hacketi', | Died | Mar. 24, 1859, | M. 36,
25. Anson M. Hackett, | Died | May 13, 1841, | JE. 15.
26. Hannah Hackett, | Died | Sept. 15, 1841, | JE. 2 y'rs.
27. Hannah M. Hackeit, | Died | Oct. 15, 1840, | AL. 43.
Father I will that they also whom | thou hast given me, be with
me where I am. — Jesus.
28. Hiram Hackeit, | Died | Sept. 2, 1854, | AL. 26 yrs &
Suns and stars may pale aw-ay;
Mortal man must turn to clay :
But spirits which to men are given.
Through Christ immortal shine in heaven.
29. John Hackett, | Died | Mar. 16, 1855, | JE. 6;^.
30. Lucy M. Hackett, | Died | June 18, 1841, | JE. 23.
31. Mary J. Hackett, | Died | Aug. 31, 1862, | JE. 31.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. — Rev. 14: 13.
32. William Hackeit, | Died | April 2, 1841, | ^. 4 y'rs &
33-34. Father Mother | Winthrop Hadley, | Died | Nov.
8, 1886, I JE. 88 yrs.
Sybbel Worthen I Wife of Winthrop Hadley, | Died | April
24, 1882, I JE. 83 yrs.
35. Julia A. Hadley, ( Died | May 14, 1856, | JE. 26.
36. Alvah Jewell, | Died | May 2, 1856 | JE. 37.
37. Nancy B. Kenney | wife of j Daniel R. Kenney | Died |
May 16, 1853 I JE. 35.
38. Abigail, | Wife of | Neal McCrillis, | Died | Oct. 19,
1879 I JEt. 80 yrs. 6 mos. | & 14 dys.
39-40. Father & Mother. | Andrew McCrillis | Died | in
Rochester, N. H. | June 19, 1872, | ^t. 71 yrs. 3 mos. | Mary
C. McCrillis | Died | in Rochester, N. H. | Jan. 8, 1859, | .^t.
There is rest in Heaven
We rest togather
41. Francella, I daughter of | William & | M. S. McCrillis
I Died I Aug, 14, 1855, | JE. 3 yrs. 4 mo. | & 5 d'ys.
42. Sacred | to the memory of | Mr. | Henry McCrillis |
who died August | 15, 18 14 in the | 67th year of | his age.
43. Margaret | Relict of the late | Henry McCrillis, | Died
I Apr. 5, 1855 I JE. 97.
44. Mary N. | daughter of Neal & | Abigail McCrillis, | Died
I Sept. 10, 1841, I JE. 18.
Mary hath chosen that good part, | that shall never be taken
away from her. LuKE lO: 12.
45. Miss I Nancy | McCrillis, died | July 3, 1833 | JE. 36
yrs. 10 m.
46. Neal McCrillis | Died | Dec. 2, 1878, | -^t. 86 yrs. 9
mos. & 2 dys.
47. Sacred | to the memory | of William | McCrillis Son
I of David & Sally | McCrillis who | Died April nth | 1815 |
Aged 3 years.
48. [William McCrillis, resident at Whiteface Intervale at
the time these Inscriptions were copied in 1893, has since de-
ceased and is buried in this ground.]
49. In memory of | Andrew | McGaffey | who died Aug. |
20, A. D. 1825 I aged 82 years.
[A revolutionary soldier.]
50. Apphia, I Wife of | Eliphalet McGaffey, | Died | July 22,
1883, I ^t. 85 yrs. 3 mos. | & 8 ds.
51. Delia Louisa, | daughter of | Elden & | M. McGaffey. |
Died Aug. 6, 1855, | ^. 2 y'rs i mo. & 20 d.
52-53- Father Mother | Elden McGaffey | Died | Aug. 9,
1859, I rE. 40 yrs. | Mehitable | Wife of | Elden McGaffey |
Died I Jan. 28, 1890, | JE. 74 yrs.
54. Eliphalet McGaffey | Died | Jan. 2, 1881, | ^t. 8oy'rs,
8 mos. I & 14 ds.
55. Fr.'^nklin, I Son of | Elden & Mehitable | McGaffey |
Died I Jan. 19, 1850, | JE. 2 months & | 15 days.
56. Ida Anna, | daughter of | Elden & | M. McGaffey, | Died
I Sept. 12, 1852 I JE. I year & 2 mo.
57. Irene McGaffey, | Died | Sept. 11, 1888, | JE. 74 yrs.
58. John | son of | Josiah S. and | Mary McGaffey | died |
Feb. II, 1832 I JE. 4 years.
59. Josiah S. McGaffey, | Died | Mar. 21, 1842, | JE. 56.
60. Louisa McGaffey, | Died | Mar. 13, 1853, | JE. 27.
61. Lydia, I wife of I Sam'l McGaffey, | Died | June 20, 1844,
1 JE. 78.
62. Neal McGaffey, Esq. | Died | Nov. 30, 1852, | JE. 63.
63. Peggy McGaffey, | Wife of | Neal McGaffey, | Died |
April 2, i860, I JE. 72.
64. In Memory | of | Mr. Samuel McGaffey, ( who died |
May 25, 1832, I In the 73d year of his age.
[A branch of the McGaffey family settled in Auburn, Mass.]
65. Emily, | Wife of | Jonathan M. Morrison, | & daughter
of I Eliphalet & | Apphia McGaffey, | Died | Aug. 28, 1869, |
JE. 43 yrs & 8 mo.
66. Eliza H. | dau. of | R. M. & L. J. | Penniman | Died |
Feb. 9, 1870 I JE. 24.
67. ISABELL I daughter of | Robert M. & | L. J. Penniman |
Died I Nov. 21, 1859 | JE. 3 yrs. 8 mos. & 3 d.
68-69. King N. | Died Jan. 19, 1863 | JE. 4 yrs. & 9 mos. |
Infant son | Died Nov. 18, 1863 | ^. 16 days. | Children of R.
M. & L. J. Penniman.
70. Lydia J. | Wife of | Robert M. Penniman | Died | Dec.
7, 1882, I JE. 61 yrs.
71. Polk Penniman | Son of | R. M. & L. J. | Penniman |
Died I Sept. 22, 185 1 | JE. 3 years.
72. Robert M. Penniman | Died | Nov. 22, 1875 | ^. 55
yrs. & 1 1 mos.
73. Sacred | to the memory | of | Caleb Philbrick, | who
died Apr. 15 | 1831, | aged 22 years | 2 mo.
74. Mary | Wife of | Samuel Quimby | Died | Jan. 3, 1866
She being dead yet speaketh.
75. Samuel Quimby | Died | April 15, 1874 | JE. 80.
76. Daniel Rowe | died | Nov. 30, 1845, JE. 78.
77. Fannie, | wife of David B. Row^e, | Died | July 16, i860,
I iEt. 5 7y'rs.
78. Jane Rowe | wife of | Daniel Rowe, | Died | Mar. 27,
79. Betsey, | wife of | Nehemiah Webster, | Died | June 24,
1884 I JE. 87.
She is not dead but sleepeth.
80. John F. Webster, | Died | July 20, i860, | JE. 20.
81. Nehemiah Webster, | Died | Nov. 2, 1866, | JE. 77.
82. Sewell B. Webster, | Died | April 20, 1882, | .^t. 54
Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep.
FAMILY OF ISAAC FOSS.
Isaac Foss, b. April 4, 1774 ; d. April 8, 1854.
Dorothy Batchelder, his wife, b. Feb. 13, 1773 ; d. April 28,
Abigail, b. April 5, 1799 ; m. Neal McCrillis.
Peggy, b. Nov. 3, 1800.
Jonathan, b. Nov. 9, 1802.
Hannah, b. Nov. 6, 1804.
Betsey, b. Feb. 7, 1807 ; d. Dec. 11, 1828.
John, b. Nov. 25, 1812.
Henry McCrillis, b. Jan. 20, 1747 ; d. Aug. 15, 1814. He m.
[probably in 1776] Margaret McGaffey. She was. b. Feb. 27,
1758 and d. April 5, 1855. They removed sometime between
the years 1790 and 1800 from Epsom, N. H. to Sandwich and
settled at Whiteface Intervale.
Jane, b. April 5, 1777 ; d. Oct. 17, 1814 ; m. Philbrick.
John, b. Dec. 30, 1779 ; d. Sept. 18, 1854 ; m. Furber, and
Henry, b. Sept. 4, 1781 ; d. ; m. Cox (widow).
David, b. Sept. 14, 1783 ; d. , 1871 ; m. Veasey.
William, b. !Bept. 13, 1785 ; d. Nov. 4, 1809, unm.
Peggy, b. Dec. 22, 1787 ; d. April 2, 1859 ; m. McC^affey.
James, b. May 14, 1790; d. Aug. 5, 1819.
Neal, b. March 31, 1792; d. Dec. 3, 1878; m. Abigail
Foss. [Parents of William, below.]
Mary, b. April 5, 1794 ; d. Jan. 3, 1876 ; m. Sam'l Quimby.
Nancy, b. Sept. 15, 1796 ; d. July 3, 1833, unm.
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1799 ; d. Oct. 22, 1882 ; m. Doten.
Andrew, b. March 27, 1801 ; d. June 19, 1872 ; m. Webster.
William McCrillis, son of Neal and Abigail (Foss), b. April 30,
1821 ; m. Jan. 28, 185 i Mary S. Watson of Tamworth, who
was b. May 25, 1825.
Francella, b. April 9, 1852 ; d. 1855.
Abby O., b. Feb. 3, 1854.
Mary F., b. June 15, 1856.
Alonzo, b. Aug. 2, 1858.
Sarah L., b. Jan. 30, 1863.
William Neal, b. Oct. 6, 1868.
Perkins Burial Ground.
NEW DURHAM (north part).
[Copied September i, 1893.]
Perkins Burial Ground,
NEW DURHAM (north part).
1. William Perkins | Died | Aug. 4, 1858, | ^t. 84 yrs.
Death is certain — the hour unseen.
[Probably born in Rochester.]
2. Rachel | Wife of | William Perkins | Died | Mar. 28,
1837, I YEt. 63.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
[Maiden name Varrel.]
3. Deborah | Second wife of | William Perkins | Died | Oct.
26, 1848 I /E. 70 yrs.
Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection.
[Children of William and Rachel Perkins :]
4. Willl^m Perkins, Jr., | Died | Aug. 25, 1826 | ^t. 25 yrs.
Gone but not forgotten.
5. Zacheus S. Perkins | Died | March 16, 1876 | ^t. 80 yrs,
His toils are past, his work is done.
And he is fully blest;
He fought the light — the victory won,
And enters into rest.
[Other children of William and Rachel Perkins, buried else-
where, were : Betsey, m. Charles Hardy ; Sarah, ni. Solomon
Horn ; Tryphena, m. Micajah Bryant ; Rachel Ferguson, m.
George Felton ; Mary Berry, m. Nathan W. Goddard ; Edward,
Thomas J. and Andrew J.]
6. Betsey | Wife of | Z. S. Perkins, | Died | Dec. 7, 1880, |
JEt. 83 yrs, 1 1 mos.
Dearest Mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
[Maiden name Caverly.]
[Children of Z. S. and Betsey Perkins :]
7. Charles | SonofZ. S. & | Betsey Perkins | Died | Aug. 12,
1828, I JEt. 3 yrs.
Early plucked as early bliss.
8. Mary Ellen | youngest daughter of Z. S. and Betsey Per-
kins, I Died I May 20, 1857, | ^t. 15 y'rs, 9 mo.
In the morning of life she passed away,
From among the household band;
Her Father called and she could not stay,
From her home in the better land.
9. Susie A. Perkins | Died | Oct. 6, | 1884, | ^t. 54 yr's i
mo. I & 1 1 ds.
Gentle Susie, thou hast left us.
For a home so bright and fair;
And our hearts are sad and lonely
For thy kind and loving care.
10. Sarah H. Perkins, | Died | Oct. 14, 1887, | ^t. 65 y'rs,
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled ;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
11. Elizabeth R. | wife of Levi L. Chick, | Died | May 5,
1887, I ^t. 59 y'rs, 6 mo.
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.
We miss thee everywhere.
[Elizal^eth-Rachel, dau. of Z. S. and Betsey Perkins.]
[Other children were : Mary H. (m. Solomon Rice and died
Feb. 20, 1840) ; Benjamin, Daniel, Thomas, George-Newell
Memorials of Meredith,
In 1 89 1 a small edition of a fourteen-page pamphlet entitled
Memorials of Meredith, New Hampshire, was published by the
compiler of these pages, who was informed by the Librarian of
the New Hampshire Historical Society that it was the first sep-
arate publication relating to the history of that town. The In-
scriptions here printed were copied on the 19th of June, 1892,
and it seemed proper to include them in the same covers with
the New Durham and Sandwich inscriptions gathered the follow-
Memorials of Meredith.
about one mile from Meredith Village, on a lane just off the main road to
1. Sacred | to the memory | of David H. | son of John and
I Hannah Bachelder | who departed | this life | April 4th | 1822
I M 2 years & 9 months.
2. In memory of | Eliza A. | dau^ of John & | Hannah
Bachelder | who died [ Sept. 15,1836 | M. 23 yrs. 3 mo. | & 15
3. In memory of | Hannah | wife of John Bachelder ( &
daughter of David | & Hannah Hobson | who died Jan. 30, |
1837, I M 56 yrs.
4. Susannah I daughter of John | & Hannah Bachelder |
died Oct. i, 1826. | M. 2 years 8 ms. | & 6 days.
5. Sacred | to the memory of | Mr. | Abiel Bartlett | who
died August 16 | 18 16 | aged 67 years.
Retire my friend, dry up your tears
I must ly here till Christ appears,
And at his coming hope to have
A joyful rising from the grave.
6. Sacred to | the memory of Mrs. | Maria | wife of Abiel
Bartlett | who died April 2, | 1826 | aged 76 years.
7. in I memory of | Salome Corliess, | who died Sept. 25, |
1816 I aged 2 yrs. 6 months.
So, blighted by disease & death
The lovly youth resigns her breath
8. Ephraim Cram | died June 29, | 1839 I ^ ^9 years | & 6
9. In I memory | of Mary | wife of | Ephraim Cram | who
died I March 25, | 1826 | Aged 72 years
10. In I memory of | Hannah Gennis, | died Jun. 6, 1837,
I in the 44 year | of her age
Traveller as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare to die and follow me
11. Mrs. Hannah | wife of David Hobson, | died Jan. 14,
1825 ; I aged 83 years.
12. Moses Kenny | died j July 23, 185 1, | M. 74.
13. James W. Lane | died | Apr. 11, 1836 | vE. 32 yr. & 9
14. Wn.LARD I son of J. W. & | Nancy Lane | died | Dec. 15,
1835 I ^. 5 yrs & 2 m.
[The above on one stone.]
15. Daniel I son of I Nehemiah & j Nancy Leavitt | died
Oct. 18, I 1816 I aged 2 yrs 4 mo.
1 6. John D. Leavitt, | Died | Mar. 27, 1866 | JE. 39.
Affliction sore, long time he bore,
Physicians strove in vain
Till God was pleased to give him ease
And take away his pain.
[He was injured by the falling of the floor of the town hall in Meredith,
March 11, 1855, and died from the effects eleven years after.]
17. JosiAH P, I son of I Nehemiah & | Nancy Leavitt | died
Dec. II, I 1818 I aged 6 years.
18. Mrs. I Nancy | wife of | Nehemiah Leavitt Jr. | died Aug.
5, 1829 I Aged 41 yrs. | 8 mos.
19. Nancy P. | daughter of | Nehemiah Leavitt Jr. | & Nancy
Leavitt | died Feb. 26, | 1836, | JE. 17 years & 3 m.
20. Nehemiah Leaviit, Jr. | Died | Aug. 20, 1850 | M. 6^.
Here to thy bosom mother earth,
Take back in peace what thou hast given :
And all that is of humanity born
O God in peace recall to heaven.
21. Mrs. Hannah | wife of | Reuben M. Prescott | died
March 19, 1834, | aged 23 years | Daughter of John | & Hannah
So fades the lovely blooming flower,
Frail smiling solace of an hour
So must our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.
22. Reuben M. Prescott Esq. | died March 23, | 1830 |
aged 32 years.
23. In I Memory of | David Robinson, | who died | Feb. 14,
1834, I M. 75.
No darkness now obscures his mind.
The darkness all is left behind;
And objects lately half concealed
In full resplendance stand reveal'd.
24. In I Memory of | Elizabeth, wife of | David Robinson,
who I died Nov. 19, 1833, | JE. 70.
She feels no pain, she fears no want.
Her portion's all that God can grant.
She sees the Saviour as he is,
And dwells in heaven with him & his.
SEP 3 1900
25. James | Towle | died Nov. 28, | 1815 | ^ 78 y'rs |
26. Tryphena I Towle | died Dec. 2 | 1815, | JE 68 y'rs.
[These on a double stone.]
27. Horace Twichell | died | Oct. 17, 1844 | ^ 27 y's 4
TOWLE BURIAL GROUND.
By the roadside, about one mile from Meredith Village, on the old
road to Centre Harbor.
1. Lavinia Towle | died | March 25, 1800 [ aged 3 years
2. John W. Towle | died | Oct. 30th 1800 | aged 2 months
3. Lettice Towle | died | Feb. 4, 1804 | aged 4 days
4. Lavinia Towle | died | July 22, 1804 | aged 2 years | &
5. In Memory of | Mary Towle | who died | Nov. 27, 1815
I aged 8 years
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