The materials have been accumulating on the hands of the writer for nearly twenty years. also. H. viz. without enhancing the value of the work to the readers. and sometimes the very language in has been used an abridged or varied form. especially in the .c. with Farof Whiton's History of N. mer's Notes. Col. Prescott's I. In the Biographical facts Dictionary. Sketch of Gilmanton. and under such circumstances as to render it both inexpedient and impossible to refer in all cases to the au- thorities. make Notwithstanding much many errors. Allen's Biographical Ipswich. 72. p. the lot of far short all human effort. a plain narrative of facls. is Imperfection tory has it. and increased the expense of publication Oral and traditionary testimony failed. &. N.. have been relied on only where written documents The written authorities which have been used are the Proprietary and Town Records. Belknap's History of N. is a compilation of facts derived from various sources. H. Vol. both oral and written. Hist. The present His- come very of what the writer intended to care. Farmer's Genealogical Register. Felt's History of notices a free use has been made of the recorded in these works.PREFACE. H. as bein^ both the most convenient and the best suited to the object the writer had in view. Moreover such a reference would greatly have encumbered the margin. Adams' Annals Portsmouth. The History comprised in this volume. the In the Proprietary and Civil History language of the record has not unfre- quently been employed to express the course of events.

read he had Susan. for second rango. 1825. The whole has cost an amount of labor. 58 line 2. 3. read 1841. jr. 272 transfer the notice of Daniel J. 1777. read 1742. do. read 1705. transfer the notice of Joseph Jones Gilman to page 253. read Samuel Avery. for 1791. 1845. 1691. from bottom. will be found and valuable appendage. of births and marriages I the different families are and many families are omitted altogether. The Genealogical History is much more limited than was originally intended by the writer. 15th line. read Nathaniel Lord. John Lord. 30 131 7. Sanborn. to page 255. should encouragement be afforded. 157 11. 3.IV PREFACE. suffer These materials may to at a future time be thrown into an appendix to this History. some few of which only have been referred dates. in- made similar attempts. 16. for one year. Esq. This became necessary on account of the limited patronage given to the work. &c. 278 13. 275 10. read second range. at least one object of the writer will be accomplished. James Silver. in To a great extent the dates left out. for 1836. Esq. for they had Susan. Abraham Silver. from bottom. for sister of John Nelson. and a love of their native place be there- by cherished in the bosoms of his townsmen. which none can estimate but those who have Should the readers be interested. from bottom. to in the errata. 15. Nathaniel Folsom and of the mother of Jonathan Nelson. this The Map an interesting prepared accompany work. for Dr. 162 9. 228 247 22. Kid 2. Parsons to page 255. read Nov. 137 14. read two years. read 1816. is A full first settlement of to also crowded out by the abrupt close work. for 1772. I. for John Lougce. have occurred. for 17!)5. from bottom. for Hon. father. &c^ . Williams. or which the pecuniary writer has been obliged to bring the loss. for 1842. for John F. ERRATA. read Adam Williams. 10. for Nov. l'a"e 40 transpose the last two lines. schedule of the marriages and deaths from the the town. read sister of Gen. May 5. 1778. 1805. August. 282 transfer the notice of Dyer H. 285 274 3. read Dr. for May G. structed and benefitted.

preachers of. 24. 249 Belknap. 199. Abraham. 164. Curtis. 254. 225. 162. Dudley family. Theodore. 292. location of. Coffin. 203 Ecclesiastical History. Peter. 194. John. 145. 102. 242. 224.Alpheus. 197. 35. 130. Durgin family. Ammi R. Corser. 244. Church. 24. William. Eliphalet. jr. Bodwell. Joshua. Burns. Bell. Stephen. Nathaniel. 83.. Block houses built. Cutter. Thomas. Peter. 259. tees of. ceptresses of. Nehemiah. Bouton. 241. Joseph. 193. Badger. Timothy. Births. 1st Congregational. 148. 216. Charles C. 60. 253. . 149. Cross. 163. Alumni of the Seminary. 195. seph. 251. 259. 46. 58. 260. 165. 248. 168. Asa. 250. Pearson. Canterbury line. Ward. 237. 46. 252. 247. 260. 70. Ebenezer. Delay of settlement of town. 224. Dixi. 104. 239. Bird. Aaron. Josiah. William. 229. PreWilliam C. 293. Conner. 296. 260. Jo Cogswell family.291 Citizens' mills.231. 164. 136. 168. Bachelder. 94. Carpenter. Benjamin. Adams family. 85.. 162. W. 253. Joseph. 167. Charter Preceptors of. Baptist. 26. 246. Jonathan. 219. Iron Emerson. Simeon. Abijah. Rufus. gathered 221. 234. Factory Village.57. 202 Employments and products. Phinehas. Biographical History. rebuilt. Nicholas^ 24. 226. Abraham. 59» Atkinson. Ebenezer. 825. Thomas. 253. James. 44. Methodist. Bean. Clifford family. 196. Christian Baptist. 174. 249. 68. of. Clark family. Jonathan. Cart path from Epsom. Clerical proprietors. Chipman. William. 70. 156. TrusClement. Election Ser. Francis. 250. 133. Nathaniel. Cooke. 192. 205. Eastman family. Elliott C. 83. Childs. Deaths. Enoch. Jere. 250. Casualties. 165. 202. Village. 177. Henry K. 26. 174. Crosby. 224. Freewill Baptist. 57. Currier Family. INDEX Academy. Butterfield. Centre Church. 262. Ira A. Works. Nathan. 32. Burnham. Jeremiah. 221. Francis. 255. 248. John Lee. East Gilmanton. 163. Caveriy. 261. 186. Jona. 59. Isaac. Stephen. Continental money. 39. 137. 58. 255. Copp.

John D. 263. Asa E. 164. Loe. 138. 229. 58. 27. 22. Josiah. 252. Sam. 72. uel. Fletcher. Longevity. John. Loon Pond. Hall J. Magistrates.VI INDEX. Nicholas. Fotro. 138. acre lots. 33. Gilmanton bounded. 166. 26 ward St. uel. Lawyers. Gilman family. 228. John. 71. 254. 250. 274. Gunstock. iel. 3d. Ffrost.. 273. Sam147. Abiel. Hurricane. 248. 46 Ladd family. N. Further proposals to settlers. 273. 236. 301. Benj. 233. 249. 218. 236. 302. 215.264. F. 164. 274. Nathaniel. Nicholas. 178. Kelley family. 26. 3d. George G. I. 226. 265. Wm. Jacobs. H. Nathan. phen S.. jr. 255. Andrew. George. 27. 204. 262. Enos.25. 34. Jabez. Daniel. 167. 273. 227. Genealogical History. Sam Local names. Grave Yards. 37. 37 Hatch family. Peter. Stephen L. Knowles. Lord. 57. P. French family. 31. John. 228. 105. Jonathan. 145. of 100 acre First parish 54. Ephraim N. Wm. Andrew. 24. 27. Farrar family. Nicho. he. 267. 167.Literary History. Foster. 133. Hill. Edward A. First proposals to settlers. 225. Y. 123 Lawrence. Hidden. Otis. Samuel. 224. 247. 252. 27. Daniel. 223. Greely family. Location of Proprietors' mills 61 Locke. Lines perambulated. 139. Iron Works Village. 25. Edward. 64. Samuel. 226. First division of 40 lots. Samuel P. Friends. 186. 274. Folsom family. Edward J. 58. 133. JafFrey.Livermore. 26.Mack family . 253 Farmers' M. 243. 74. Jamestown. 217. 218. origin of. 27. Summersbee.278. 63. Joseph. Lake Village. 71. John. 40. Gilford set off from Gilm'n. ward. 53. Gould. 24. bounded. 234. 266. Ste. Peter L. Graduates. Samuel Lougee family. William H. Ham. 254. 134. 195. 275. 23. 63. EdNicholas. Stephen C. las. John. ' i . 44. Gookin. Gale family. Nathaniel. Nathan. Lyford. George. Daniel. 295. Lancaster family. Kelley. 167. 231. 94. Simon. Fifield. Jones family. Co. Arthur. Society of.Local divisions and names. Ed Libraries. Fitch. uel. jr. Hackett family. 272. 248. Hutchinson family. Lower Gilmanton. Antipas. Samuel. jr.



family, 279, John H. 251. Martin, Richard, 216. Parish, Obadiah, 227. Marriages, 293. Parkhurst, John L. 166. Mason, John Tufton, 49. Parsons family, 281, William, Masonian claim, 46, proprietors, 59, 70, 145, 205, Joseph,246 arrangementlwith, 47, deed ol Patrick, William, 162. 47, names of, 48, notices of, Peabody, Nathaniel, 104. 49. Peaslee family, 282, Charles H. McCIintock, Samuel, 186. 251. McFarland, Asa, 193. Pearson, Jethro, 57. Meredith Bridge Village, 138. Perkins, Jonathan, 244. Merrill, Thomas H. 230. Philbrook, Joseph, 72, 87. Meserve, Nath'l, 49, Geo. 50. Physicians, 226. McGee, Jonathan, 176. Pickering, John, 104. Ministers, 205. Pitman, Joshua M. 168. Minot, George, 225. Plant, Matthias, 33. Moderators, 139. Population, 74, 291. MofFatt, John, 51. Porter, Nathaniel, 183. Moody family, 276, David, 219, Powers, Walter, 214. John, 71, 88, 240, Stephen, Prentice, Josiah, 195. 223. Prescott family, 283, Wm. 230. Price family, 284, Ebe'r. 248. Moore, Samuel, 49. More, William, 28. Printing presses, 179. Morgan family, 277. Proposals to settlers, 45, 53. Morril Samuel, 175. Proprietors, names of, 20, who Morrill family, 277. gave bonds for settlement, 55, Morrill, Edward G. 233. proceedings, 36, 180, roads, Morrison, Uriah, 216. 62, settlement, summary of, Moulton family, 277. 75, town officers, 76. Mudgett family, 278, John, 57, Quimby, Michael, 219.

Mann, Cyrus, 166. Marsh family, 276.




Hannah, 66.

Rand, Asa, 193.
Representatives, 143.

Nelson family, 279, John, 249 Notices of members of Convention, 104, of settlers, 56. Odiorne. Jotham, 50. Odlin, John, 57, John, 23. Osgood family, 279.

Richardson Jere. 69, Phinehas 217, William, 2-34. Rocky pond, 63. Rood, Heman, 219. Rust, Henry, 24. SafFord, Charles G. 218. Original settlers classed, 34. Sanborn family, 284, Edwin D. Packer, Thomas, 50. Page, John, 56, John C. 232, 252, Dyer H. 285, John, 238.






acres, 40.


Selden, Calvin, 165.

Selectmen, 141, 77. Sewall Jonathan M. 104. Shellcamp pond, 64. Shepard family, 287, John, 245, John W. 254, Samuel, 246. Sherburne,Henry,29, Henry ,29. Sherman, Anthony, 228. Shute, Samuel, 31. Silver, James, 228. Sinkler, Richard, 67, 71. Smith family, 288, Ebenezer, 161, Ezra C. 254, Francis P.

bridges, 130, officers, 139, paupers, 124, roads, 126. Tucker, Jedediah, 158.

Upham, Timothy, 186. Waldron, Richard, 31, Richard,


Walker, Timo. 182,Timo. 106.

Thomas, 50.

Walton, Shadrach, 34. Wears, 64. Warner, A. 220. Weare, Ebenezer, 28. Weather and Climate, 303. Webster family, 288, Ebenezer,

250, Frederick, 253, Isaac, 106, Thomas, 24. 207, 184, Richard, 27, The- W^eed, Orlando, 57. ophilus,27, William,146, 226. Weeks family, 289. Wells, Nathaniel, 193. Soucook River, 64. Wentworth, Benning, 30, BenSpofford,Luke A. 217. Spotted fever, 123. ning 30, John, 30, John, 31,
State Constitution, 100.
Stearns, Josiah, 183.
Sullivan, John, 105.

Mark H.


Suncook, 63.
Surveyors' divisions, 59.

Tebbetts, Nathan C.231. Tenney, Ch's, 222, Dan'l, 168.

Test Act, signers of, 98, 100. Theological Seminary, 169, Visitors, 174, Faculty, 176, 219.
Thing, Barth'vv, 24, Sam'l, 23. Tilton family, 289, David, 252,
Josiah, 58.

Westbrooke, Thomas, 34. Whipple, Joseph, 59. Whiton, John M. 175. Wibird, Richard, 33. Wight family, 290, Nahum,232. Williams, Adam, 228, Jacob, 231, Simon F. 159. Wilson family, 287, Nathaniel, 242, Humphrey, 50, 26, Jeremiah, 247, Thomas, 27. Wingate, Paine, 105.

Tioga, 138.

Wood, Eliphalet, 146. Woodman, Joseph, 157.

Topography of


Young, Joseph


246. John K,

126, of Proprietary Hist. 59.



Had an observer stood on the Promontory which raises Its barren and sandy head, on the celebrated beach that skirts the eastern shores of our State, at any period before the discovery of
continent by Columbus, he might have seen as he looked out upon the ocean from day to day, " the ivide ivasie oj tvaters," rising and swelling and dashing upon the shore; but as the eye extended over the vast expanse, no whitened sail would have been visible to give variety to the scene, or to shew that there lived other societies of men, and that the spirit of enterprize was Before him would have been one vast flood abroad in the earth. rolling on from year to year, but bearing on its bosom no ark containing human beings, to people a new world, and to introduce

the arts of civilization.

Not unlike




prospect would have been that, visible to an obhave stood on one of the eminences of the

Suncook Range, and looked out on the wilderness which skirted it on either side, at any time previous to the first settlement of Gilmanton. There would have appeared as far as the eye could j'each, from the Winnepisiogee on the North and West, to the Catamount and the Blue Hills on the South and the East, nothing

but dense forests and deep ravines, with no cultivated spot, to reHere and there traces of the monotony of the scene.

savage beasts, and more savage men, might have been descried but no mark of civilized beings, or of the cultivation of the soil,


as vet visible.





day however was




time was near,

the forests were to be levelled, and the

soil tilled.



barque of Columbus was seen upon the waters of the Atlantic, and the vessel of Capt. Smith coasted our shores for discovery, so in the allotted season, the first explorers of this wilderness, and the bounders of the town were abroad in the forests of the Winnipisiogee and Suncook, tracino; the lines, and boundinir tbe lots on which the Fathers of
the appointed time, the solitary

Gilmanton pitched

their tents.

view now enjoyed by the privileged man summit of Mount ]\lajor, the highest peak of the Suncook Range. Before him still is the Lake bespangled with its hundred islands but now instead of the birchen canoe of the savage, it bears on its bosom the steamer Belknap and numerous long boats. On every side are visible the smiling villages which have sprung up by the waters of the Winnipisiogee and Suncook, while he beholds the trackless wilderness as by magic changed into countless, well cultivated farms, and instead of wild beasts that roam the forest, the hills are covered with the joyful flocks and herds. Such a transformation might seem more like enchantment than reality, did not the experience of every day verify the present aspect of the scenery, and show what Gilmanton w, contrasted with what Gilmanton ivas. It is now nearly 120 years since the town of Gilmanton was granted, and more than 80 years since the first active operations were commenced by settlers within its boundaries. The prodifferent the



gains the


ceedings both of the proprietors and of the settlers deserve to be recorded. Such facts as have been collected from the few of the settlers who remain, joined with what has appeared of inter-

from an examination of the early records, are here embodied and given to the public. The History of Gilmanton naturally divides itself into Proprietary, Civil, Topographical, Literary, Ecclesiastical, Biographical, Genealogical, and Miscellaneous. This order will be followed in the present work and will be preceded by a brief

Geographical Dkscription of the. Town.

situated in Lat. 43'^ 25' North, and Long. -5° 55" 16 miles from Concord, 45 from Portsmouth, 80



The orifrom Boston, and 520 from the City of Washington. ginal grant was bounded N. by Lake Winnipisiogee E. by New

Durham Gore, now Alton S. E. by Barnstead, S. W. by Canterbury, now Loudon, Canterbury and iXorthfield and N. W. by


Winnipisiogee River and Bay, which separate it from SanbornIt was about 18 miles in length and from 7 ton and Meredith. to 10 miles in breadth, comprising an area of 83,500 acres. The surface of the town is to a great extent rocky and hilly. chain of eminences, varying in height from 300 to 1000 feet,


theSuncook Range, commencing at the Northern extremiLake and extending in a South Easterly direction through the town, divides the head springs of the Suncook and Soucook Rivers. These hills are generally productive to their summit, affording some of the finest pasturage in the country.
ty near the


high lands have a rich deep



in its natural state

with various kinds of hard wood, interspersed with evergreens, The low and when cultivated, produce a plentiful harvest.
lands have a sandy loam, covered in its natural state with White. Pitch and Norway pines, and produce under cultivation but indifferent crops.


of the

hills in this

has been denominated

half a mile East of the



feet high

Range from its shape and insular poPeaked Hill. It is situated about Academy and Theological Seminary, and From the summit of this from its base.

which can be approached on horseback, the following objects [See N. H. Hist. Coll. vol. can be seen with the naked eye.


p. 73.


peaks of the Unconoonock tain in Goffstown,






27° W.

Concord, 118 S. 31° W. Mount William in Weare, S. 32'^ W. Crotched Mountain between Francestown and Greenfield, S. 47 W. Grand ^Monadnock, in Jaffrey h Dublin, 3,450 S. 50 1-2 W. Kearsarge in Salisbury and Sutton, 2,46 Due W. 1 Ascutney in Windsor, Vt., 3,32o|n. 80 1-2 W. Cardigan in Orange, N. 51 W. Moosehillock in Coventry, 4,636 N. 19 1-2 W. White Face INIountain in Sandwich, N. 7 E.






the highest peak of Height

Mount Washington,

the White Mountains,

6,314 N. 12° E.

Mount Major,


peak of Suncook

1,000 N. 22 E. Great Moose Mountain in Brookfield and Middlelon, 1,000 N. 79 E. Prospect Hill, New Durham Ridge, S. 73 E.


Winnipisiogee River forms the boundary ihe whole


tance on the N. West, separating Gihnanton from Meredith and Sanbornton, and afibrds vakiable water privileges at Lake Village,

Meredith Bridge and Union Bridge.

The two


streams besides the Winnipisiogee on the western boundary, are The Suncook River takes its the Suncook and the Soucook.
rise in a

pond near the summit of one of the Suncook


elevated between nine and ten hundred feet from



the water


into another at the

foot of the



Young's Pond, one mile

length and

half a mile in

Passing from this it falls into another called Lougee's from which it meanders through the Pond, covering 500 acres town, receiving several streams in its course, and furnishing valuable mill privileges, particularly at the Iron Works Village. The Soucook River rises from Loon, Rocky and Shellcamp Ponds in the South part of the town, near which are also several valuable Another important stream, called Great Brook, mill privileges. rising in the high lands on the West, falls into the Winnipisiogee River, on which at Badger's Mills there is now a cotton factory in

operation. Two other smaller streams rising on the East of the Suncook Range, on one of which, Butler's Brook. ihe Jirst saw mill, and on the other, ]Mill Brook, ihe Jirst grist mill in the town, were erected, dischaige their waters into the Suncook River. Miles and Gunslock Brooks, in the part now

called Gilford, furnisli
at Gilford Village

valuable mill privileges.

The one

a place of considerable business.

Proprietary History.

was incorporated

signed on the 20th of


John Wentvvorth.


1727. The Charter was in by his Majesty's Colonial Governor, town was granted as compensation fov

Samuel Gilman. John Gilman. » 17 services. and another proprietor's share for the benprovided that the peace with the efit of a school in said town Indians continue for the space of three years. The Government reserved two rit^hts of land. King William's reign and an order was sent a surveyor of the to the Earl — 2* . within three years. Jr. he was to forfeit his share. another for a parsonage. John Gilman 'M... Jr. Nicholas Gilman. vol. Jr. Nicholas Gilman 3cl. .. Robert Gilman. Jr. Nehemiah Giiraan. should pay his proportion of town charges and also that a meeting-house should be built for the public worship of God within the . But if it happen that a war with the Indians do break out before the expiration . witliout leave of the surveyor. Nathaniel (iilman. In 17(18 a law made in New [Jampshire prohibited the cutting of such as were 24 inches in diameter at 12 inches fioin tiie ground.. if demanded and all the mast trees growing within the limits of said town for his Majesty's Navy.een to mai-k witli the broad arrow those which might he fit for tiie use of the Navy. rendered in defence of the country. to cause acts to be passed in his several Govi-inments for the preservation of the white pines. Trneworiiiy Gilman. or cause the same to be done . Caleb Gilman. a circumstance which sufficiently accounts for the name of Gilmantown. towards the expense of Govern. woods was appointed by thft of Bellomont. that a proprietor's share be reserved for the term of four years first minister of the Gospel that shall be settled and ordained. [Belknap's Hist. shall of the aforesaid three years. and to keep a register of them. Cramuel Gilman 3d. Idd. to 24 persons by the Gihiian. should build seventy dwelling houses and settle a faily in each. * The grantees by the I'etcr : John Gilman. and clear three acres and that each proprietor of ground fit for planting. Andrew Gilman. In default of any particular proprietor in complying with these conditions. I. an annual quit-rent of one pound of flax forever. the Governor of the Provinces.f The Charter was lodged with the Clerk of the Council. Thomas Gilman. ment. Edward Gilman. Jonathan Gilman and Capt. t In Ciown . and ten pounds were to be paid by the proprietors on receiving it. or movvin" . Edward Gilman. who was instructed by the Qi. as it was originally name of called. The conditions of the charter were that the proprietors. Joseph Gilman. p. John Gilman. Nathaniel Gilman. that then the term of three years be allowed after the expiration of the war. Jeremiah Gilman.OF GILMANTON. name of Gilman are the following Nicholas Gilnian Gilman. Daniel Gilman.* and 153 others.

forever. That the proprietors within three years shall build seventy dwelling houses and settel a fiimily in each. to run North Barnstead. or shall inhabit within the said grant. as far as in us lies. then North West two miles. Winnipisiokee. that inhabit. VV'inepisockit. France and Defender of the Faith. Winnapissaeca. Winnipessioke. oekgne. Ireland. and their heirs and assigns forever.<eoka. then West to Winipissiokee Pond. and the spelling in the Proprietor's Records. unto sundry of our beloved subjects whose names are entered in a schedule here unto annexed. [see page 5G. Provided it do not entrench on any former legall grant. &c. and by these presents. WiniAdd to lliese the spellpesinket. to the persons aforesaid and their associates. as they shall admit. viz. which was prohabiy pro\ The following have tioLUiced Win-nc-pis-sc-ock-ee. by and with the advice and consent of our councell. Winnapissiaukec. upon the conditions following 1. Wennepis. page 17. then on said Pond and River to meet the first line. I7"27. and clear three acres of ground fit for planting or mow: Tlie served originiil spelling of the words in tlie Cbarter and Scliedule is here pre- Tlio variations in the orthograpliy of this word. Wiiiipissiokee. W'lnipisseoea. or cause the same to be done. To all people to whoaie* these presents shall come. within our province of New Hampshire all that tract of land within the following bounds. 17:51. do give and grant in equal shares. Greeting. Winnepesiaukee. And that the same be a town corporate by the name of Gilmantown. arc somewhat remarkable. by the grace of God and Great Britain. to have and to hold the said land to the said Grantees and their associates. Wini[)isiakit. been colketed by Dr. have given and granted. VViimapuscakit. Belknap's Hist. Farmer.18 PROPRIETARY HISTORY Charter of Gilmanton.] viz. VVinnopisseag. or the River that runs out of said Pond and from the first place where East six miles. to begin on the head of the town of Barnstead at the corner of said town. ing <if tlie word in the Charter of Gilmanton. and we sec there have been at least 21 difl'erenl methods of spelling the ancient Indian name of this Lake. drawn 1742. VVinnepassiake. Know yee that wee of our special knowledge and meer motion for the due encouragement of selling a new plantation. on the aforesaid town of it began."\ViiiipisiMcket. George. and running from thence on the North West line to Winipissiokeef Pond. and the spelling on the plan of Gilmanton. Winnipishoky. and next to the town of Chichester. . Winncpisse- VVenapesioehe. Winnepissiaukee. . Winnipesocket. Winnepissiocay. King.

yearly forever. for ourselves. John Gilman. with all the power. within the term of four years. and another for a and another proprietor's share for the town Provided nevertheless that the Peace with the Indians continue for the space of three years. priviliges and authorities as other towns and town ofiicers within our aforesaid Province have and enjoy. wee do by these presents. Capt. the annual quit-rent acknowledgment of one pound of flax in the said town on the last Thursday in March. or those that shall inhabit said town. forever. shall meet to elect and chuse by the major part of the proprietors then present. that they yearly and every year. any particular proprietor in complying upon his part. our heirs and successors. our heirs. grant unto the said men and inhabitants. That a proprietor's share be reserved for the first minister of the Gospell that shall be there settled and ordained. upon the second Tuesday in jVIarch. according to the laws and usuages of our aforesaid Province. and that each proprietor pay his proportion of thej town when and soe often as occation shall require the same. That a meeting house be That upon default of built for the public worship of God 3. and Barthelomy Thing to be Selectmen for the said town of Gilmantown. or such officer or officers — — as shall be appointed to receive the same. and successors all the mast trees in that growing on said land. rule. Parsonage benefit of a school in said . this charter with the conditions of proprietors. shall which 3. said three years that then the said term of three years shall be allowed the proprietors after the expiration of the warr for the performance of the aforesaid conditions rendering and paying therefor to uss our heirs and successors. wee do hereby appoint Major John Gihnan.OF GILMANTON. constables. selectmen. to acts of Parliament And for the better order. and other town officers. and they to continue in said respective otlice as Select- . such delinquent lands to the other proprietor shall forfeit his share of the said be disposed of according to the major vote of said proprietors at a legall meeting. But if it shall happen that a warr with the Indians do break out before the expiration of the afore. according case made and provided. 19 ing. charges 2. (if demanded) reor — serving also unto uss. and government of the said town. And for the notifying and calling of the first town meeting.

Jeainen JalTrey. Governor and Commander in Chief in and over our said Province of New Hampshire. Jr. Samuel Tiling. . By order of his Honor the Lieut. thence West it to Winepis- Pond should be thence North to Winipissiokee Pond. Sinclaire. Andrew Gilman. and untill other Selectmen and appointed in their stead in such a manner sents expressed. John R()l)ii)son." A Schedule of the names of the Proprietors of the town of Gilmanton. Governor. John Gilman. Pliilip Nicholas Gilman.ster.. which hundred be chosen preshall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven and twenty-eight. Peter Gilman. Thomas Nicholas Giimnn.' — North West two miles. Connor. it is inserted as the act of the Grantors that " the language in the Charter. at our town of Portsmouth. Anno Domini 1727.-urn. Witness. Nicholas Gordon. in our said Province. Esq.20 PROPRIETARY HISTORY" untill the men shall second Thursday in the month of March. Zehidoii Gidens. Richard Clark. John Chipman. Jonathan Wadleigh. Nicholas Dudley. being so intended. Barlhelomevv Tiling. Dnuiel Gilman. Nathaniel Webster. our Lieut. Jeames Leavitt. Clerk of the Councell. John Odiin. ' from Barnstead iokee line . Richard Waldron. Benjamin Thing. Nicholas Gilman 3d. Thomas Gilman. John Wentworth. Esq. John Fol. On page 19 of the Proprietors' Records. Paul Hall. Huniphiey Wilson. Eliphalet ColRn. the twentieth day of May in the thirteenth year of our reign. JOHN WENTWORTH. Jeremiah Connor. with the advice of the Councell. \V<-h. Ephraim Jeames Pliilbrook. Esqr. Note. Henry Rust. as in these In testimony whereof wee have caused the seal of our said Province to be hereunto affixed.

Andrew Gliden. Samuel Elkins. Jr. John Gilman. Jeremiah Gilman. William Hilton. Edward Hilton. John Gilman. Samuel Oilman. Coffin Thing. Richard Sniklare. Michall Bowden. Cornelius Driscoe. Moses Norris. Joseph Hall. Robert Gilman. Jeremiah Calfe. Daniel Thing. Josiah iiall. Samuel Norris. Jonathan Robinson. Jr. Abraham Sanborn. Jr. Stephen Lytord. Samuel Gilman 3d. Benjamin Leavitt. Joseph Robinson. William Doran. Nehemiah Gilman. John JMudgett. Trueworthy Dudley. Jr. Joseph Thing. Ephraim Foulsum. Cornelius Connor. Lieut. Jr. John Roberts. Nathaniel Gilman. John Scribner. Joseph Gliden. Jeames Leavltt. Joseph Scribner. Edward Gilman. Jeremiah Bean. Jr. Samuel Sinkler. Timothy Leavitt. John Perkins. Jonathan Hilton. Jr. Jeames Jaffrey. Caleb Gilman. Theophilus Smith. Jr. Richard Gliden. Jeames Norris. Ebenezer Weare. Jonathan Young. Ward Clark. Robert Smart. Nathaniel Gilman. Jonathan F(jIsom. Henry Hale. Richard Hilton. Richard Smith. John Lord. Jr. Josiah Gilman. Stephen Sewall. Moses Leavitt. Edward Fitield. Trueworthy Gilman. Joseph Smart. Edward Colcord. Jr.OF GILMANTON. Abraham Foiilsum. . 21 Jethro Pearson. Ephraim Leavitt. Edward Foulsum. William More. John Clark. Theodore Webster. Jonathan Connor. Jeames Dudley. Joseph Dudley. Dudley Leavitt. Jonathan Colcord. Samuel Hdton. Theophilus Hardy. Jr. Oliver Smith. Caleb Kimble. Benjamin Hilton. Benjamin Foulsum. Joseph Sinkler. Benjamin Rawlins. Jr. Theophilus Smith. John Odiin. Walter Neal. Jr. Edward Gilnian.

Thomas Westbrook. Col. Natlianiel Ladd. Ephraim Dennett. Samuel. Daniel. Hunking Wentuortli.res. Jr. Paul Gerrish. of whom some special notice may not be regarded as unsuitable here. Shadrack Walton. Eleazar Russell. Jotham Odiorne. John Wentworth. Matthew Plant. Esq. Benjamin Walton. 1672. Jonathan Gilrnan. Clerk of the Council. George Jaffrey. Jr. Capt. Jr. Edward Hall. John Redman. Nicholas and Josiah. PROPRIETARY HISTORY Richard Jennis. Samuel Shute. June 10. John Downing. Brief Notices of the Proprietors. 3 Public Pv. Col. John Sanbourne. Jabez Fitch. Esq. William Fellows. Jr. Esq. Ephraim Dennett. Archelaus INIacphedris. Henry Sherbon. Esq. was certified by Richard Waldron. acres. Theodore Atkinson. Capt. Samuel Tibbats. Each 500 John Wentworth. Total 215 This Schedule annexed to the Charter of the town of Gilmanton. Esq. Nathaneter. Esq. Thomas J'eirce.. Thomas Willson. iel. Richard Waldron. William Wentworth. Jotham Odiorne.ights. Jr. Nicholas Gilrnan. Clemment Hughs. Benjamin Gamblin. Esq. Ebenezer Stevens. Esq. John Gilrnan. Andrew Frost. Esq. Alexander Gordon. 1697. Portsmouth and vicinity. Peter Weare. John Oilman of ExHe married Sarah Clark and was born Dec. Cyprian Jaffry. William Odiorne. John. was son of Hon. 26. John Frost. 15 afterwards added.22 Nathaniel Bartlet. He was to a considerable extent in . Capt. 177 Proprietors. Richard Dollaff. and had 6 sons. 2 Governor's sh^. George Jeffrey. It contains the names of many persons of distinction in Exeter. Banning Wentvvorth. Mark Hunking. 18 Masonian Proprietors Andrew Wiggins. Jeames Davis. Richard Wibord. Capt. Benjamin Clark. Jolin Plaisted. Richard Wibord. Jr. Robert Auchmutty. Esq.

Hale by whom he had 4 children. 1681 zabeth Woodbridge. he was Major John Gilman. At the time of the granting of this Charter. and had 7 children. graduated at H.OF GILMANTON. John. b. married Eliborn November. Dudley and Woodbridge. C. June 5. 1731. 28. Rohert and Samuel. C. John Ocllin was a minister of Exeter: was the son of Elisha Odlin and grandson of John Odlin of Boston. 23 Portsmoutli and was one of the Justices in the Court held at in 1739. ' In tlieso notices and (]. 1676. John Gilman. the widow of his predecessor. 4 of whom were sons. graduated. . Elizabeth. tliroiigiioiit the work. John. Rev. and was mentioned in the Charter as Chairman of the first Board ot Selectmen.*1702. and was Moderator ol the first Proprietors' MeetHe is mentioned in the Records again in 1737 ing in 1728.'died. Mr. Rev. Woodbridge. m. D. Mass. bridge Odlin born April 28. his associates. 1743. Joseph public life. 19. Oct. 1706. and was graduated at H. His children were Dudley. wife of Thomas Stickney of Concord. Abigail. Esq. the first wife of Hon. WHS an inhabitant of Exeter. 27. He was ordained his father's colleague Sept. John was ordained Nov. His second wife was Elizabeth John. Peter. 1738. 1706 4 sons. 1755. 21. &c. John Gilman. H. Rev. Samuel Thing. Mary Ann. Peter Gilman of Exeter. Nicholas Gilman. grad. making 11 in all. 1739. John Strong of Portsmouth. and 1739 as Col.C. viz. of these two females was the first which ever occurred in New Hampshire. Woodand was settled in the ministry at Amesbury. 12. . who sentenced Sarah Simpson and PeneThe execution lope Kenny for the murder of an infant child. and became his father's colleague and successor in the ministry at Exeter. He married Abigail. was son of Hon. denotes born. wife of Jeremiah Stickney of Dover. aged 72. 1718. John Gilman. He m. died 1754. and daughter of Col. Odlin His son Ehsha graduated at H. Dartmouth College. Dec. Elisha. 1698. and took place at Portsmouth. and was He married Elizabeth Coffin. Sherburne and Ellis Huske. C. 23. . C. Oct. Nathaniel Gilman of Exeter. Peter. Harvard College. married. born Jan. the widow of and died IMarch 10. 1776. and had Clarke. Abigail. Hetiry Sherburne was the Chief Justice. and Charlotte.

and had John Taylor Gilman. 1749. grad. Henry Rust was born 1686. Capt. by whom he had 4 children. was one of his sons. 28. Jonathan Wadleigh was one of the first Selectmen in 1728. 1696. Samuel Dudley of Exeter. and continued to be elected until 1734. when he was succeeded by Dr. whose maiden name was Ann Willson. He married Ann Gove. was born He commanded a regiment in the French War Feb. orfirst minister of Stralham 1718. son of Stephen. Anne Taylor. Nicholas Dudley. Somersby. but in the War of tlje Revolution he adhered to the He died Dec. at H. Trueworthy. son of Nicholas Gilmmi. who m. Abigail Sawyer for his second wife. 1744. and Benjamin. and a Speaker of the Assembly. was . was born Aug.. Thomas Webster. and grandson of Rev. Esq.24 PROPRIETARY HISTORY his daughter of Hon. 1694. John and Sarah. descendants became dained the Rev. in 1755. Josiah Gilman. Jonathan. John. July 3. of Wolfeborough. Col. and had 4 children. He m. 1702. He was also Moderator in 1730. also Moderator in 1733. son of Major John Gilman. daughter of Humphrey Willson and died March 8. Jan. Daniel Gilman. was the great grandfather of Jonathan Connor now living in town. Samuel. Col. John Gihiian some of settlers of the town of Gihnanton. The late Henry Rust. Nicholas Gilman. 6. Lieut. 1. 1788. Jeremiah Connor of Exeter. Several of the descendants of Rev. Eliphalet Coffin was one of the Selectmen in 1731. aged 84. Winthrop Hilton's widow. 1704. Daniel Gilman m. He was and held the office by renewed elections until 1735. aged 63 years. son of Thomas Webster of Hampton. Mary Lord. was b. by whom he had 8 children. married Elizabeth Gordon. Feter Gilman. Col. He was also one of the Committee to petition the Governor and Council for a longer time to settle Gihnanton. and Nicholas. Col. C. m. Nicholas. Capt. Esq. and held the office from 1728 until 1737. British cause. 27. . and Mary. and was a Mandamus Councillor. and died March 20. Bartholomew Thing wns the first Clerk of the Proprietors. an early settler of Gihnanton. Jeremiah. and had five sons. Samuel Dudley reside in Gihnanton. who m. Daniel. Philip. 1707.

Every thing. and February the iwelflii. 1748. He ivas exemplary in extensive charity and bcnejicence . merchant in Gilmanton. to see the place where the Indians encamped. New liberated captive. abounding in the ivork of the Lord. Jeremy Gilman. so that Sept. April was the second month. — — 3 . Deborah and Mary. Nicholas Gilman. Bridgett Hilton. and was about 19 years old when he and another brother. graduated at H.. 14. and reached home. a fervent. Having studied Divinity. even then. 1714 15. and third. was ordered to commence Jan. was endowed ivith mmiy amiable and useful accomplishments. Afier his son Winlhrop settled in Gilmanton. he came to make him a visit. 3d would be Sept. born in 1701. Feb.an m. when it became 1715 16 until March. Jeremiah. By an act of Parliament. Joanna Thing of Exeter. Jr. and 1 1 days are to be added to any date in iransferring it from tlie Old Siyle to ihe New. 1709. second. daugh- The inhabitants of New England formerly began tlieirycaras did the peoof Great Britain. and grandacter is " He who settled in that part of Exeter called Market. eminent in piety. thus given on the monument erected to his memory. 1728. 175*2.. the year which began with the 25th of March. Joanna. about the year 1700. and carried to the shores of the Winnepisiogee Lake. and was born Jan. were taken by the Indians May 8. His manners were grave. and the monllis are first. In the months Ibllowing March. 16. Durham. easy and pleasant. son of Thomas and Sarah Webster. was a great ancestor of Caleb Webster. is said He to have been the first child horn in the town of Kingston. Andrew Gilm. She died Nov. reckoning from March. anv date between January and March was written with a double ending.OF GILMANTON. looked son of Rloses Gilman. and to have 11 days added. 25 one of the first settlers of Kingston. as in tlie example above. May the third. and went to the Lake. He fortunately made his escape. when he was 21 He was ordained at years of age which call he declined. natural to the 1727. at Pickpocket-mill in Exeter. as before. and victory over the ivorld . 1742. * j'le He married for his second wife.^' Andrew Gilman was son of Capt. . 1707 when but 17 years old. together with William Moody and Samuel Stevens. His char. C. 1714-15. persuasive preacher . He was born in 1690. was son oi Nicholas Oilman.* by whom he had Abigail. 24. Jan. 1. and died April 13. 18. Esq. This method continned till 1752. self-denial. The months are numbered from January. — \VJien reference is made to dates after 1752. 27. Rev. Benjamin. with the month of 3Iarch. sound. March 3. it is called JS'nc Utijlc. For aconsiderable period. 1724. it was written simply 1715 until January again. lie received a call to settle at New Market. it is called Old Style. When reference is made to dates before 1752.

at H. C. and was b. Dec. 28. He was born Dec. Dec. John Chiyman vv'as b.. 1699. was for many years successively town clerk. and said if a settlement could not be had according to his notches. he kept his accounts .. 1773. aged 84. he would go to Salem and get a lawyer. 1725.. and was the mother of Arthur Oilman of Newburyport. At this time 1723 ordained at Kingston.. Wintlirop Hilton of Market. Esq. who was b. Esq. disputed the accuracy of his account but he insisted that he was correct. and grandfather of Jeremiah Wilson. son of Nicholas Gilman. at Barnstable. who was the grandson of Tliomas Wilson. Thomas Willson. and employed to some extent in town business. Ms. C 29. was son of Samuel Gilman. and died March 23. Rev. now residing in town. His widow married Samuel Gilman.. 10. 12. . and grandson of Nicholas Gilman. He was a house carpenter. 1775. Zbhulon Giddings. John Gilman. Anna. Esq. 1778. It is said that one of the workmen. Col. Being destitute of education. house frame of the first Parish in now occupied. 1703 . and grandson He married of Hon. Oct. Nathaniel Wilson. 1711 settled in 2d Church. disposed to take advantage. and Andrew. Beverly.. d. Abigail Lord. 1698. He was son of Rev. and was born March 14. 1736. widow of the Col. Rev. John Clark of Exeter. Nicholas and Robert. 28. graduated at H. and was the father of Capt. Sept. by whom he had She died Nov. previous to the one and unable to by notches made with his broad-axe on a certain timber. he made out a list of all the families in : . Nicholas GilmanSd. John Fohom was son of Peter Folsom and Catharine Oilman. July 4. 1715.. Humphrey Wilson was the son of Dea. Esq. was born May 1. Ward Clarlc was the first settled minister of Kingston. write. and is said to have been the master workman in erecting the meetingter of New Winthiop. 26 PROPRIETARY HISTORY Col. He had no farther trouble in the case. Some of the descendants of John Folsom were among the settlers of Gilmanton. an early settler of Gilmanton. Exeter. 9. a man of considerable note in Exeter. one of the Wheelriglit Compact in 1638. by whom he had Samuel. Samuel Gilman. of Exeter. and see \{ justice could not be done. Jr. 1691 grad. 1709. His mother. Lydia Giddings.

Richard Smith. Jr. Jr. 1675. was son of Saml Gilman and Abigail Lord. who m. 7 years Moderator. 1675. This last Edward was the son of Edward Gilman. 20. This list now stands recorded on the church records Mr. 1737. Josiah Gilman was Clerk of the Proprietors for about thirty years. one of the early settlers in Gilmanton. Sarah. and held also the office of Clerk and Treasurer. son of Stephen Dudley and beth Gordon. and Dorothv. and also in laying out the first division of 40 acre lots. and was b. from 1729 to 1733. Trueworthy Dudley. Edward Gilman. Joseph Coffin^ Deborah. Their children were Nicholas. He was born May 20. and was born May 24.793.. was b. 24. 1. 16. 1704. He drew ihe first 'plan of the town. of Kingston. Esq. was the son of Edward Gilman. Esq.OF GILMANTON.. Several of his descendants were settlers in Gilmanton. Joanna. was grandfather of Timothy Smith.. son of John Bean of Exeter. Abigail. Elizabeth. and grandson of Edward Gilman. and was also the brother of Hon. 27 tthe town. who came over in 1636. who was lost while on his passage to England for mill gear. Nathaniel Gilman was son of Nicliolas Gihuan. 1696. Dec. Thomas Wilson of the Wheelright Compact in 1638. He was one of the Selectmen five years. Judith. m. John Gilman. named in the Charter. Mary Light Oct.. the youngest son of Nicholas Gilman. was son of Nicholas Gilman. and drew the second plan of the town. Josiah Gilman. Mary Thing. 1724. Esq. Clark died May 6. who m. He married Sarah Emery. was the surveyor of the Proprietors in running the boundaries of Gilmanton. Dr. 25. 1698. He died Jan. 1. Oct. \2iSsox\o^ W\c\o\di's. daughter of Dr. Theophilus Smith. and was married to Abigail Coffin. Feb. He married Sarah. who ni. Edward Gilman. He m. Dudley and ElizaJoseph Dudley. m. Samuel Colcord.. Sarah Gihnan. SamH Gilman 3d. 1710. 1672. b. Dr. Thomas Wilson was son of Humphrey Wilson and grandson of Dea. Esq. aged 34. in 1653. and had a family of 11 children. He was great grandfather of Jeremiah Wilson.. Theophilus Smith was for 10 years successively a Selectman. Maria Gilman Nov. 1699. Jeremiah Bean. b. Jr. 26. Josiah Folsom. John Gilman. was born April 20. Josiah Gilman. . aged 84.

1653. and adopted him as her son. may best conduce and tend to the public weal of the body. and was taken While preparaby them to their encampment to be tortured. The following is the Freeman's Oiith: "I. where He died Oct. and. nor consent to any. olution. first president of N. 1666. and died May 13. that I will be true and faithful to the same. when he died at the age of 63. as in equity am bound and I will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve all the liberties and privileges thereof. that shali but will truly discover and reveal the same to lawful authoriiy. wherein freemen are to deal. His son Wm. who was son To become a freeman. myself in the sight of God. I . was the youngest son of Nathaniel Weare. Hist. that whe. and also by the Q. of Hampton Falls. it was required that the individual be a respectable Persons were made freemen by the General Court. and after several wounds had been inflicted. HI. A. H. 1631.28 PROPRIETARY HISTORY William More was of Strathain. now here BO do Morever I do solemnly bind established for the speedy preventing thereof. He returned to Stratham.. in mine own conscience. when an opportunity was found for his escape from ca[)tivity. B. vol.. where several of his children were born. More. therefore. Nov. November 15. H. None but freemen could hold offices or vote for rulers. N. do freely acknowledge myself to be subject to the Government thereof. 19.. Ebenezer Weare was son of Peter Weare of Hampton Falls.'iarterly Courts of the Counties.n I shall be called to give my voice touching any such matter ol this Stale. 12. was b. was captured by the Indians after he had wiih one of their toinahawks killed several of them. . His son Nathaniel he was in 1631. This regulation was so far modified by Royal order in 16(34. the mother of one whom he had killed stepped forth. 87. 15. under the Rev1698. do here swear by the great and dreadful name of the Kverlasfing (lod. 1718. with niy person and estate. was counHis son Peter sellor 169-2. He was admitted freeman* in Hampton. Coll. * member of some Congregational Church. H. aged 87. He continued with them about six years. The first ancestor of this family was Peter of Newbury. and will accordingly yield assistance and su|)port thereunto. without respect of persons or favor of any man so lielp me God in the Lord Jesus Christ. and lived some time in Newbury. submitting myself to the wholesome laws and orders made and established by the same. [See Felt's Hist. was born at Newbury. one of Roger's Rangers. — p. where he lived till March. Ipswich. and was counsellor Mbshcch Weare. being by God's providence an inhabitant and freeman within the jurisdiction of this Commonwealth. And further that I will not pldi nor practice any evil against it. as to allow individuals to be made freemen vvlio could obtain certificates from some clergyman of tlir ir being correct in doctrine and conduct. 1660. 1790. p. A full account of his captivity and sufferings may be seen in N. tions were making for his torture. . . I will give my vote and suftVage as 1 judge.

in his 73d year. 1786. the counsellor. Henri/ Sherburne. graduated at H. was living in 1665. 1691. Esq. and Dec. Henri/ Sherburne of Portsmouth. and Sheriff under Gov. In 1731. a worthy officer. at H. he departed ^^ He dared to love his this life Jan. the fourth Coun-. He was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives 1752. and. in Portsmouth. . Belcher. 1744. and afterwards was one of the JustiIn 1776 he was chosen President ces of the Superior Court. 1714 of Peter. of the State under the temporary Constitution. His ancestors engaged in mercantile businesss. graduated killed by the Indians. was the first Collector for the Proprietors of Gilmanton. and was annually In 1784 he was chosen President elected during the War. Capt. 3.OF GILMANTON. C. aged 83. worn out with public service and the infirmities of age. country and be poor. 1735 and first studied Theology. He died on the 30th of March. 1734. 1767. 3* . appointed Clerk of the inferior Court. but after^ wards entered poliiical life. to confer as to means of defence against the Indians. He kept a journal of the weather from 1771 to 1797. The New England first of this name was born 1612. 1719. and was Capt. mon Pleas fiom 1765 until his death. the Representatives of the town. In 1755 he was chosen Speaker. he was were among the early settlers of Portsmouth. He was appointed Counsellor Feb. Jr. mouth to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1660. was born at Portsmouth. and came to He was the deputy of Portsbefore he was 20 years of age. aged 64. at H. C. Samuel Sherburne. and died Dec. 1708. In 1754 he was chosen Commissioner to the Congress at Albany. American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1782. he was one of years he was one of the Selectmen. 25. He was elected Fellow of the under the New Constitution. Postmaster died Joseph Sherburne was appointed a Counsellor. He was also Justice of the Inferior Court of Com21. John Sherburne. Samuel Sherburne. which office he continued to hold for 10 years. 1766. C. was appointed Mandamus Counsellor in 1728.'' Eleazer Russell.. and one of the Conmiittee of War through two long and tedious wars with the Indians. and continued 21 years in succession. 1757. 1728 In 1729. and for several In 1745. . 29 He was born in Hampton. in the 58th year of his . grad.

He was appointed Governor of New Hampshire. was of this family. rived at Portsmouth. Philip Connor. and ar1740. lethargy. Lieut. by morning and evening prayer. Dec. After the breaking up of the Wheelright compact in 1642. who signed the Charter of Gilmanton. son of Jeremiah Connor. was bred a merchant had the agency of i)rocaring masts and spars for the British Navy was one of his Majesty's Council and one of the . 25 years. 12. received his appointment in 1774. was born June 10. and became the ruling Elder in the Church there. The first of this name is William Wentworth. and was appointed one of the Council in 1712. 12. son of Lieut.dW seller PROPRIETARY HISTORY of the name. only son of his Excellency Gov. John Wentworth. greatly lamented. tinued only 1701. and was then in England. including that on which the College stands. In 1689. He landed in Boston. he was the means of saving Heard's Garrison. and grandson of Elder William Wentworth. 1759. He died of His administration as Governor was very popular. he officiated several years as preacher at Exeter and other places.. and was one of the Council in 1734. in his 77th John Samuel Sherburne. Benning Wentworth. John Wentworth. he always maintained the worship of God. 500 acres of land. After this. 1730. in his 59th year. 1797. graduated at H. Gov. was several years Representative in the General Assembly. ren . District Court. Governor. John Wentworth. amidst the acclamations of the He continued Governor citizens. assembled to welcome him. He died March 10. and when commander of a vessel. Dec. and conone year. June 16. and was born at Portsmouth. 14. . Esq. and died in Dover in 1697. He acquired a handsome fortune. or even in America. Gov. . and father of Sir John Wentworth. He was of a religious turn of mind early went to sea. one of the first settlers in Exeter. 1770 in the 75th year of his age. He departed this life Oct. Hon. he removed to Dover. Bcnning Wentworth. Benning Wentworth. 8. Judge of the United States year. 1672. 14 survived him. He had 16 child. John Wentworth. was son of Samuel. son of the Lieut. Gov. a much longer term than any other Governor in New He gave Dartmouth College Hampshire. Mark Hanliing Wentworth. C. 1715. died Nov.

1740. 1746. 22.wQ. 1745." Samuel Shute. Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire at the time the Charter was granted. . residing in life part of the time at Dover. was bred a merchant under Lieut. he m. and LL. Col. . Gov. He embarked on his return to England Jan. was born April. aged 85. b. aged 84. Lady Frances Deering Atkinson. and a dignified spirit. died Sept. ness after bis return to New Hampshire . John Wentworth. where he died April 8. After leaving New Hampshire in 1775. and Dartmouth Colleges. Ct. Jabez Fitch. 1703 installed .s a sea captain in Portsmouth Counsellor. Willoughby of Charlestown. Nov. who came to New England 1638. and after whom the towns of Francestown and Uecring were named. Rev. 1716. . fine taste. He received the title of Baronet from George HI. He was engaged in this busiin . and continued in office a little more than six years. 1650. Early he entered . was born 1736 graduated at H. and was wounded in one of the principal battles in Flanders. John Downing. in his 75lh year. where he was born in 1662. Richard Waldron of Dover. 31 Mason's patent. and his rights 1. 1723. he was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia. enlarged views. who had been a widow about one fortnight. 1694 ordained at Ipswich. Ms. Esq. 16. Aberdeen. Ms. Portsmouth. 1753 and was appointed Governor 1767. Richard Waldron. Burnet. son of Rev. graduated at H. In 1728 he was succeeded by Gov. . He died in England. Gov. who held the original purchasers of . m. D. He served in the army of King William. the He afterwards received appointment of Governor of the Royal Provinces. In 1724 his complaints were redressed.. 1742. Capt. and arrived in Boston Oct. 1785. and as retiring from the Chair with a higher reputation than any other man. 1820. April 15.OF GILMANTON. 1725 . Dwight describes him as " a man of sound understanding. same office in the country. restored. Dr.. C. son of Maj.. 1769. the younger. 1672. was the son of an eminent citizen of London. Elizabeth Appleton had five children d. aged 80. On the 11th of November. He died 19th of Dec. then at the age of 31. and part at Porstmouth. son of Mark Hunking Wentworth. 4. and the fifth in descent from Elder William Wentworth. James Filch of Norwich. C. from Oxford. and resided at Halifax.

and the Superior Court. the Delegates to the Congress at Albany. vince. first Of this name there were three. called from his nativity. 1697. 1694. of the Masonian Pro|)rietors. and Sheriff of the ProHe died 6ih of May. for these duties. He signed pel. 1749.. he was ap- pointed Chief Justice ol the Superior Court and after the in death these of his son. and owned a large estate of seven acres near Fort Hill. Christian conduct. Atkinson. CollecCustoms. and also one He was b. Lancaster County. and died in 1753. Hon. and was a Counsellor. Wentworth. was Colonel of the first Regiment. In 1734. was one of the Proprietors of Gilmanton. 1718. at Dover. under Gov.. 20. the Charter of Gilmanton. with a . In 1701. to devise meas. . Richard Waldron. He was circumspect GosNov. who succeeded him. he was appointed Secretary of the Province. 22. called the Pasture. offices until the He died Sept. aged 82. 1737. as Secretary of the Council. he did in his many not forget Religion. son of the preceding. 1719. England. and continued Revolution. aged 59. came about 1634. daughter of Gov. Naval Officer. was Counsellor and Secretary of the Province. and Sheriff of the Province. he had a seat in the Council in 1741. The Boston. he was appointed Clerk of settled on Great Island. Theodore Atkinson. in the 80th year of his age. Bury. he was First Lieutenant at the Fort in 1720 Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. 1754. Justice of the Court of years together. 1779. Naval Officer. and graduated at H. On his return. Judge of Probate. where his grandfather from Bury. He was born in likewise owned Atkinson Street. C. In the midst of all Common Pleas. was b. ures of defence against the Indians. Theodore. was Collector of Customs. Shute. also Berry change Theodore removed to Portsmouth. Jr. was Commissioner Street. and admitted to practice. was re-ap|iointed Secretary. son of Theodore Atkinson of New Castle. Justice of the Peace. which office he resigned after several He was one of years in favor of his son. 3. Judge of Probate. Speaker of the Assembly. and Col- onel of the Militia. C.PROPRIETARY HISTORY public business. in Newcastle. Dec. . called for his name . 1730. and his walk was agreeable to the He died . 1689 graduated at H. and in the spelling. 1728. Hem. the place of to Canada to procure the release of prisoners. 1712. and to remonstrate against Indian tor of Wars. After leaving College.

1753. 1753. 66. then residing in Portsmouth. C. in StrafFordshire. son. and departOn the Ithof November. Thomas Wibird. and had 3 sons. 1722. . two weeks after his death. and died Nov. C. was Counsellor 1716 Treasurer in 1726 Chief Justice of the Superior Court and died May 8. 1 . was b. 1749. 1702. was also Treasurer. in Great Britain was minisport. was a Counsellor. 1766 President of the Council. He married Mrs. was b. 33 Theodore Ailcinson. and was soon elected to office. 1637 lived in Newbury where he m. About the year 1700. Ho7i. a person named Richard Wibird came to this country in one of the King's ships as King's Poulterer. Jr. . Wentworth. was Judge of Probate in 1756 and died Sept. 7. He was appointed Secretary of the Province. was a Counsellor. July 7. Dec. . graduated at H. . at Great Island. 25. Richard Wibird. Esq. . C. 12. C. Belcher. 1739. . 1702 grad. 1769. 1683. daughter of Wilham Wentwortli. graduated at H.. . the honors of which he received in 1757. and a very accomphshed young lady. Lady Frances. and ni. . aged April 2. was a merchant in Portsmouth m. died Oct. of Boston. ter and rectoi' of St. Theodore Atkinand one of his Majesty's Council. 1665. another son. Jr. 17C5. Frances Deering... his son. Richard Wihird. leaving in his will 50 pounds sterling to son. and left no posterity. George Jaffrey. Paul's Church in Newburyport and died His wifeLydia Bartlelt. 1736. his widow.of the preceding. Due of Hampton settled in Portsmouth was built the first brick house in Portsmouth successful in business was Counsellor in 1716 and 1732.. about ed this life in Oct. 1. He removed to Newcastle. . . 1801. Esq. 8. at H. 25. Elizabeth Walker.. 28. and afterwards Counsellor from 170-2 till his death in 1706. was educated at H.. was married to Gov. Matthias Plant was an Episcopal Minister in NewburyHe was b. He was first Speaker of the New Hampshire Assembly. Esq. and died Dec. . was born Oct. . George Joffreij. Rev. 1765. aged 63. OF GILMANTON. a daughter of Adam Winthrop. . was b. . graduated at H. was Collector of customs in 1730. Esq. Jr. aged Cy6. son of the preceding. and furnished the tables of the officei-s. C. only son of Hon. 1728. But he was destined to an early grave. under Gov. 1707. of Boston was Clerk of the Superior Court 20 years. George Jnffrty. . aged 85. 1767.

who was but who. 17 children. of Kittery. and 60 married. Westbrooke v^'as of the Council b. John Ffrost. sister of Sir William Pepperell. and instigating the Indians to commit depredations on the new settlements Ralle himself escaped from their hands of New Hampshire. and 9 County and subsequently Chief Justice of that Court. mentioned . March 1. England. 1721.D. it appears that the original Proprie- Gilmanton lived principally in Exeterand vicinity. After his death. was son of Maj. From tors of the preceding notices. 1663. 1711. in exciting the Indians to hostilities. 1741.. Oct. aged 51. in 1716. a Romish priest. Dec.34 PROPRIETARY HISTORY lo Harvard College. . Col. a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Straftbrd 8.. and died at Newcastle. 7. 1631. in Tiverton. 1724. for many years Postmaster in Durham. Ffrost had jamin Prescolt of Danvers. The early settlers of New Hampshire have been divided into /our classes : . His wife was Mary. He died His son George Ffrost was at Durham June 21. Col. and was son of Nicholas Ffrost. who was b. Jo/tn Ffrost. she ra. aged 83. the llth child and 6th son of the preceding. 1796. was secretly corresponding with the French. aged 77. 1589 came early to New England and died July 20. Esq. and the town was settled to a great extent by their descendants. aged 74. Col. . Esq. Mr. D. Benjamin Colman. Dartmouth College. was ordered in the depth of winter. and Delegate to the Old Congress. in the Charter. Rev. He was Counsellor. showing a conspiracy . and died in 173G. in Port Royal. it was there residing with the Indians as a Missionary found. among which were letters from the Governor of Canada. Charles . He was never Shadrach Walton commanded a party of men taking in resist- ing the Indians 1710. 1732. He was of the Council in 171 G. . but they obtained a ^' strojig box'" of papers. of Boston. Tho7nas IVestbrooke of Portsmouth. was b. Ffrost. was Councillor three years in the time of the Revolution. with a party of men to surprise Norridgewock. 3. George Ffrost. and presided in that hody. and seize upon Sehastian Ralle. Originai. 1776. He died at Newcastle. 1731 and 1736. 16S2. Settlers Ci^assed.. who was July 20. 25lh.. and subsequently BenShe died 1766.

is said to retain and exhibit. and their history will show that they possessed all the peculiari. The town of Canterbury. even down to the present time. Some of the early families too came directly from Salisbury. were the theatre of during the French War. the year the Charter was granted. ihe fourth. being frontier many depredations by the Indians But the settlement of Gilmanton. rather as hunters than as settlers. social. and. the second . moral. was earthrilling incidents. and. Each of these divisions of the population. who ^estabUshed themselves on the Merrimac and its tributaries. From 1727. as is well known. . but selected their lots and did some work on them. Settlement of the Town Delayed. and customs. through fear of savage cruelties. from its vicinity to Salisbury. intellectual. who came . . from which places many families afterwards moved to Exeter. The original population of Gilmanton. therefore. and political. Amesbury. until the close of 1761. of Masand these they infused into their descendants who sachusetts came to Gilmanton. that in the winter of 1749 and 1750. towns. which enliven neighboring settlements. The town ly settled and these together with Boscawen. fiom its having been for a time under the Government of Massachusetts its inhabitants were pretty thoroughly imbued with the views. They soon retired. Amesbury. . The early settlement of the town was not fraught with those the History of many of the of Concord was settled the same year that Gilmanton was granted.OF GILMANTON. which was granted the same day with Gilmanton. Massachusetts and Haverhill. and there was no permanent settlement made. ties of that class. and Haverhill. was first settled from nal settlers. and who planted themselves principally on Connecticut River. certain peculiarities. a period of . and those who came frou) Connecticut. some individuals came into town. making the Jirst the Scottish Lon- donderry. It appears from the Records of the Proprietors. 35 fish- those on the Pascataqua. which are characteristic of the origiExeter. however. may without hesitation be ranked among the third class of the settlers of New Hampshire. manners. was delayed for a series of years. the third . Immigrants from Massachusetts. until 1766. here for the purpose of settlers at ing and trading.

Thomas Gordon. Jr. Joseph Baker. each Proprietor was assessed to pay The folfor the Charter. Nathaniel Thing. John Gilman and Cnpl. Clerk. Jethro Pearson. Capt. Jonathan Clark. John Gilman and Edward Hall were chosen Surveyors of land.36 nearly forts PROPRIETARY HISTORY 40 years. made 215 shares into which the town was divided. Capt. A tax of 5 shillings. the town meetings were held but the in Exeter. These 15 Petitioners. liave power to agree with a Pilot. first The meeting of the Proprietors March 14. Samuel Sntiih. John Kimble. and towards defraying town charges. to said town. and Oliver Smith. and Benjamin Rawlins was chosen constable. and bound the town according to the Charter. John Low. John settlement of the town. to be paid by the Proprietors. was also chosen to visit Gilmanton. lowing Petitioners which were omitted in the Charter. Nicholas Pereman. was appointed to collect the taxes due from Proprietors. Jonathan Thing. Edward Thing. Edward Gilman. Gilman. Benjamin Rollins. Baro'clock M. Proceedings of the Proprietors. Jacob Smith. the 3 public rights. Mr. and to look The committee were to out a way and mark it. dread of savage cruelties deterred them. Robert Hale. In 1730. at the house of Thomas Dean. . Ef- were made at different times to induce settlers to venture in- to this wilderness. Jonathan Wadleigli. to run the lines. 1728. together with the 177 whose names were annexed to the original grant. John Leavitt. at 12 Major John Gilman was chosen Moderator. John Pereman. 2 shares for the Government and IS afterwards voled to the Masonian Proprietors. having paid their assessment were admitted as Proprietors. Selectmen. consisting of Capt. was held in Exeter. and Major John Gilman. thelomew Thing. Benjamin Thing. Eleazar Russell of Portsmouth. a committee was chosen by the Proprietors to petition the Governor and Council to grant a longer time for the A committee.

and Edward Oilman was selected Surveyor in run- ning the boundary lines of Gilmanton. It was agreed that a lot should be marked out for each Proprietor. and the other persons each 8s. affirming that they had visited the town. 37 to assist HI running the aforesaid bounds. First Division of 40 Acre Lots laid out. and Benjamin Rollins. On the 9th of mew Thing were 3 . On the 20th of July. Surveyor. Each Proprietor was taxed 10s. began at a Beach tree standing at the corner oj Barnstead. . at 12s. and spotted the trees. and thence North to TVinepisockit Pond. thence North West 2 miles to a Beach. The Surveyor was to have 12s. They reported upon their duty on I4th of June . per day. Eleazer Russell of Portsmouth. the Committee appointed the previous year boundary lines having failed. . of each Proprietor. per day. each per day. 7 miles. C. was authorized to not paid. Chichester. until ten pounds should be paid for the same." They were absent 12 days. also ^narked ivith the letter G. and and the account allowed. 1731. per day. Samuel Norris. Jethro Pearson. per day.OF GILMANTON. to a Hemlock marked ivith G. which they marked G. 4 rods wide and one broad way. 1732. at 13s. half a mile long and 40 rods wide beginning at the South East corner. Edward Oilman and Bartheloappointed to draw a Plan of the Town of Gilmanton. thaniel •• that they entered Barthelomew Thing was appointed Town Treasurer. collect 5s. The expense of the expedition was £44 14s. . they made their return . . This Report was accepted. and NaThing. Oliver Smith and Samuel Connor. at 9s. and Gilmanton. The Committee Edward Oilman. 6 rods wide.. In March. Hill. run the boundary consisted of lines. They employed Wm. and laying off 6 miles on the head of Barnstead and that highways should be left between the Ranges. who had GiLMANTON Bounded. and the attendants were to be paid 9s. for their services. ])er day. March. which was lodged with the Clerk of the Council. the appointment was reas to run the newed. Pilot. Assistants. . jnarked B. and ran thence 6 miles North East to a White Birch. in the . G. to redeem the Charter.

visited the town. These men were to be paid 10s. Eliphalet Coffin and Lieut. . On the 25th of June. per day: ted it. i. . on Canterbury line. . Each Proprietor was now taxed 20s. which was 44 lots. following every 8 lots. Oliver Smith and Samuel Norris were appointed a Committee to clear a path way up to the South East corner of the lots already laid out to build a Block House 18 by 16 feet. on account of a Pond that they left a range way between the ranges. Jacob Smith. and spotEdward Oilman. e. however. of lots be laid out Benjamin Rollins. In accordance with this plan. also. in performing the service. the Committee reported " that they were out 18 days. On the 18th of October. . 12s. and laid out the First Division of 40 acre lots. Qd. Copt. near the fishing ground by the Lake to examine the soil there. . and see them drawn fairly. . so as to On the 15th of March. ranges of 40 acre lots. e. Capt. first range. 4 rods wide a broad way in the midalso two dle of the ranges. the Proprietors met to draw their lots. it was voted that another division and Edward Gilman. On the 29th of June. two highways equal distances. at out. . The Treasurer reported that he had paid £l0 to Richard Waldron in Portsmouth for the Charter. Nathaniel Ladd. . and the hired men the other members of the Committee. between lots No. and employed three hired men that they commenced two miles North West of the corner tree. i. and laid out 5 to vary the plan. the Surveyor. commence the home lots . then the broad Slots more. and to lay one on each side of the broad way. Edward Oilman. which he had received and held in possession and that the whole sum collected and paid out. John Folsom were also authorized to hire men to clear the path way to Oilmanton. and that Capt. and ascertain whether it will do to settle. 1733. 10s. at 10s. each side of the main broad way. They In 1734. 24 and 25 high ways. one story high.. v>^as paid 13s. 2 rods wide. highways at right angles^ it was agreed two miles Westward of the corner tree. It was agreed to draw in the order of the names on the schedule. Edward failed. Moses Leavitt should hold the Nos. except the . per day for each man. then a high way and Slots again. 8 lots in each range.38 PROPRIETARY HISTORY intersecting the middle of the 6 miles . They also looked out a path way to Gilmanton. . then a high way way. by vote of the Proprietors. . the Committee. 48 lots in each range. . was £93 5s. consisting of Joseph Hall. per day. and Jethro Pearson.

May 27th. 14 feet square viewed the land on the borders of the Lake and on the Merrimack River. at lis. who were attended by John Sherman of Watertown. and 12 other men. John Brown. 56. a student of Harvard College. This Committee employed Edivard Gilman. John Folsom and Oliver Smith at 125. A Committee. 1652. Nathaniel Oilman. and Nathaniel Bartletf. August. were appointed for the same service. Block Houses Built. and Jolin Ince. were procured by Commissioners of the General Court. and 20s. is as * It appears Lake was explored follows. the annual meeting of the Proprietors was held Capt. was again appointed to clear the road to Oilmanton. The Indians told them that the head of Merrimack River was at Aquedochtan. consisting of Moses Leavitt. . March from Farmer's Belknap. per day. that the River issuing from this as early as 16-52. Surveyors. for keeping the records the past year. Simon Willard. were chosen a Committee to hire men to clear a path way to Gilmanton. Edward Johnson and Capt. The return of the Surveyors. 1736. It was voted that the Clerk have lOs. The Committee consisted of Capt. 11. to take the of the Northernmost part of Merrimack River. where it issues out of latitude — . and to examine the land on the margin of the Lake. . and Jethro Pearson. John Sherman and Jonathan Ince. to build the Block Houses. Moses LeaLots but the work was not attempted. but without accomplishing it. (as they erroneously called the outlet of the Lake. from the 14th to that ihey cleared a path way from Epsom the 25th of June Block House to Oilmanton built a Block House at the South East corner of the first division of lots. and the whole expense was not less than £84. each per day. per day. p. which they called White Hall. good soil and fit for settleat . Jethro Pearson. this committee reported "that they were out 11 days. by a Committee of the General Court of" Massachusetts. Samuel Oilman's house. with a view to find the most Northern boundary of their Patent. the outlet of lake WinniThe expedition occupied nineteen days in the months of July anfl pissiogee.OF GILMANTON. held in Boston. at the corner of the first Division of In 1735.)* and found it to be a marly. for the year to come. which may be seen among the files of Massachusetts Colony. and also another at the Wares. John Lord. and Theophilus Hardy. vitt. . which was 3 miles north of the Head waters of the Merrimack. Our answer is that at Aquedachan. at 155. Nathaniel Gihnan. and build a Block House 18 feet square. 39 Hall. 18 feet square. 23. Nov. " Whereas wee. and several Indian guides. the name of the Head of the Merrimack.

beginnins Eastward of the Wares. This proposition. will go and settle in the town of Gilmanton for the space of 5 years. we tion found. and in default of any Prothey shall either prietor. to sell his right in the town. Timolots. In witnesse whereof. Josiah Oilman. and they were each to be allowed 12s.40 ments. or upwards. Col. Abraham Morrill. were appointed to hire this second division laid out. the 1. 1738. Lieut. Ebenezer Stevens. Andrew Oilman. 1737. fourty . Jonathan Ince. per day. were joined to the Committee chosen in March last. by each Proprietor. Jur. also to petition for longer time to settle the town. ral Court for authority to collect taxes. Benjamin Rollins and Oliver Smith. James Dudley. This Committee were also empowered to lay out the observed . John Endecott. wee have subscribed our names Oct. Gubr. It was now proposed that if any of the Proprietors to the number of 20. John Oilman. besides those minutes which arc to be allowed for the three miles more North which run into the Lake. Lake called Winnapusseakit. the laying out of another The expense of this town. Jeremy Calf. and will clear and break up two acres a year. for the purpose of laying out a second division of lots. thy Pool. Peter Coffin. 1(352. were chosen a Committee to lay out a second division of June 7. John Sherman. division of lots laid out to front 80 rods South First Proposals to Settlers. however." This was probably the first time the waters of tiie Lake were ever visited by white men. Second Division of 40 Acre Lots Laid out. was voted that there be a second on Merrimack River. and running thence towards Canterbury line. and shall be paid 405. Aug. Jethro Pearson and Oliver Smith. coram me. It was agreed to petition the Genecessful.'"fand^by observaminutes and twelve seconds. each settler. March 9. 19. was not sucMarch 10. at end of the second division of lots. to commence the 1st of April next. Brown Emerson. tliat the hntitudc of tiie place was fourty three degrees. PROPKIETARY HISTORY They therefore recommended It division of lots in that part of the expedition was £94 5i-. Edward Fijield. Benjamin Rollins. Nathaniel Thing. have the privilege of taking their lots together. U)52.

each 40 rods wide. and ways between every 9th and 10th and 4 rods between the ranges. The third range contained 42 lots. 3 miles. 1 mile and tance as follows from thence to Block House Pond. 1738. with 20 hired men tiiat they cleared a way from the place where it was cleared before. and the Parsonage lot they may think proper. may have their choice of lots together and 405. from the mouth of the River. and the Proprietors drew their lots. 19th and 20th lots. E. and 160 rods long. . to meet expenses. at a Red Oak Tree. the attendants. 155. thev course 5 miles to the Pond. March 8. e. and 160 rods long. assistant. this Committee reported. 41 where 1739. . . Edward divided into 4 companies Oilman and Ensign John Oilman. making now a tax in all of £4. The fourth range lot as before contained 41 lots. principal Surveyor. The Surveyor's Return of the second division of 40 acre lots (now in Oilford) embraced 5 ranges. And the fifth range contained 40 lots. which had been assessed on each Proprietor. first Minister's lot. The expense was £19 for shelter. the same On the 24th of the month. spotted on 4 sides. It was now agreed again that Proprietors. per dav. 125. . and measured the discalled White Hall. 41 rods wide. and thus a way after every 9th lot. the School lot. to Merrimack River " From White Hall to Loon Fond. Edward Oilman. to Jay out the lots a third and a fourth to build a house to look out a way to Canterbury They were out 10 days. with ways as before. more was assessed on the Proprietors. from thence to Third Camp Meadoic. had 205.— OF GILMANTON. Ensign John Oilman. leaving 4 rods for a road. with ways as the others leaving always a range way 4 rods wide between the ranges. This Return was accepted. from the first Block House. . The second range contained 45 lots. . a half. and 160 rods long. leaving 3 rods for ways between the 9th and 10th lots. At the annual meeting. Peter Coffin held the lots to be drawn. each lot 40 rods wide. yearly paid to them by each Proprietor for their encouragement. . from thence North West by North to Skeiler\s Meadow. and 160 rods long. beginning 80 rods E. who will settle. 4 miles. leading from the Lake. A tax of 105. IOj?. and running Southward the first range contained 9 lots. 41 rods wide. .^ a mile and a half. i. #4 . S. — : — — ." two with each a surveyor. that they commenced on the 20th of June. 41 rods wide and 160 rods long..

whence by descrying the rising smoke in the forests they could easily learn the position of every new settler for a vast region around. Governor only. though a share in the town was reserved for Governor Shute then residing in Boston. was attempted towards the settlement of Gilmanton. and rendered the situation of the frontier settlements exceedingly From this time therefore. they petitioned for a sepaTheir wishes were favored in England. and was not very agreeable to the people. rendered this enterprize peculiarly perilous. and his appointment was received with great enthusiasm and cordiality. yet scouting parties of French and Indians ranged the forests. was the rendezvous for the enemy's scouting parties. This made New Hampshire a kind of appendage to Massachusetts. or post of observation. The first commenced about this time although war was not openly declared between France and England until 1744. This was the case when Gilmanton was granted. the route was easy for them .4» proprietary history Progress prevented by the French War. for several years. yet they submitted to it so long as the controversy But soon after the establishrespecting their limits continued. Massachusetts and New Hampshire had each its separate Lieut. and a favorite of the people. He was a popular man. Francis in Canada and the their Connecticut on the western boundary of New Hampshire. ment of the boundary lines in 1741. them with fishing when game and plunder failed and the adjacent Mountains became their observatory. received the appointment of Governor and Commander in Chief of New Hampshire. Hence the Charter was signed by the Lieut. Governor and Legislative Assembly. From in the conclusion of Governor Allen's short administratiorj 1699. Benning Wentworth of Portsmouth. By Baker's River and Squam Lake. But his administration was attended by two bloody wars with the French and Indians. Moreover between the Rivers St. there was a safe and easy communication by short carrying places with which the Indians of the St. nothing dangerous. as it furnished . What . through a period of more than 40 years. Francis tribe were well acquainted. and rate Governor. which was the usual residence of the Governor. but both states had been placed under the administration of the same Governor. was that Lake Winground nepisiogee on the northern boundary.

Hillsborough. (Westmoreland) July 10. Often did the war whoops wake the sleep of the cradle and many of the inhabitants were taken and killed. line of the frontier were in imminent danger from Indian depreThey could hardly venture out to milk their cows. Great Meadow. Lower Ashuelot. (Charlestown) 23. Places attacked. 3. Contoocook. Number Four. July 3. June 19. Hopkinton. (Keene) 27. Apr. (Boscawen) Penacook. Concord. (Boscawen) 6. (Hinsdale) 27. who more than any other tribe annoyed the Indeed. Contoocook. Francis Indians. Do. 24. 19. Upper Ashuelot." A line drawn from Rochester to Boscawen. 43 For settlers to the waters of the Winnepissiogee. (Charlestown) . while the war continued. Time. Number Four. 1747. " the people on the whole frontier towns at that time. 1 1745. Fort Hinsdale.OF GILMANTON. would be to throw themselves directly in the way of the St. Hopkinton. Great Meadow. Do. (Charlestown) Fort Dummer. (Charlestown) 6. Apr. (Charlestown) Number Four. therefore. (Keene) Oct. and these towns were frequently annoyed by the hostile The following table will give some view ravages of the Indians. July 5. of the depredations of this period. Aug. 10. broke down their fences and laid open their fields. (Charlestown) 4. 4. to take up their residence in Gihuanton. dations. without success. Upper Ashuelot. (Westmoreland) 1746. Number Four. and their horses and cattle were killed. 11. constituted the frontier line. (Concord) Nov. 24. Number Four. Rochester. May 2. Keene and Westmoreland. (Swanzey) Number Four. Winchester. The Indians destroyed their crops.




a Block House by the side of third Camp Meadow and measured the distance from the Wares to Epsom Block House and found it


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sent eleven days.

Employed Whole expense £617.
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Pilot and Surveyor

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Proposals to Settlers again Unsuccessful.

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shares on which nothing has been paid and are

according to the Charter, be advertised and sold unless Voted, that hereafter the Collector be required to redeemed.



each man's house and collect the taxes, and that he be

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1th of Oct.,

the Proprietors


and appointed John Page, Esq., Lieut. Jonathan Conner and Lieut. Jethro Pearson to run and spot the line between GilmanIt was now proton and Canterbury at 40^. old tenor per day. posed that settlers not exceeding 40 in number, who should within a year from this date establish themselves in Gilmanton, should each have 50 acres of land laid out to him, 45 of upland and 5 of meadow, on condition that he should within the first year, build a dwelling house, clear and improve 3 acres of land yearly, and in case he should continue 6 years, he should be further
entitled to 100 acres in common with the Proprietors of undividThe said shares to be laid out in the undivided lands ed land. as convenient for a Parish, by the Committee appointed to run and spot Canterbury line the settlers having the privilege of And each Proprietor is to pay 20s. old tenor choosing their lots. to meet this expense. In the winter of 1749 and 1750, some men following up the Soucook River from the settlements near its mouth in Concord and Pembroke; to one of the Ponds from which the River takes its rise, passed the winter in town, hunting and fishing and falling some trees on land which they intended to occupy. They withdrew however in the spring and did not return, as it appeared Their camp that Indian hostilities had not permanently ceased. was on the westerly margin of the Pond which they called Shell Camp Pond, about one mile south from the Academy Village.



Masonian Claim.

A new obstacle also arose to the occupancy of the soil. John Tufton Mason of Hampshire County, England, from whose residence the State received its name, Neiv Hampshire, held an extensive claim on lands in the State, which he alleged were conveyed to him by the English Government. Of the lands claimed by him Gilmanton was a part. This claim he had transferred in 1746, to certain persons in Portsmouth, and from these "Masonian Proprietors," as they were called, a title to the lands in Gilmanton had never yet been obtained. Settlers were unwilling to occupy lands to which they could not have an undisOn the 1st of November, therefore, Moses Leavitt, title. Esq., Hunking Wentworth, Esq. and Dr. Josiah Gilman were appointed to wait on Col. Theodore Atkinson and others, who claimed lands in this Province, and desire them to quit-claim Gilmanton, as they have done other new towns.

Cart Path from Epsom. Further Proposals to Settlers. Canterbury Line.
At a meeting of the Proprietors on the 16th of May, 1750, John Paife, Esq., Lieut. Jonathan Connor, Lieut. Jethro Pearson, Benjamin Morrill, Oliver Smith, Samuel Gihnan, Jr., and Dr. Josiah Gilman were appointed to clear out a good cart path from Epsom to Gilmanton on that part where the first settlers the shall establish themselves, and build a saw mill for them, Committee to have 40s. and the hired men 35s. per day. A tax of £10, old tenor, more was raised to meet these charges.


families settled in Gilmanton, to

Proprietors also engaged, as soon as there should be ten employ a Minister to preach to



further to encourage a settlement,


was agreed
each, to be




tenor to

20 of the



paid one eighth every 3 months and also that they have 2 forty Ten more acre lots each, provided they take them together. rii^htswere declared to be forfeited, and sold, because the taxes

had not been paid. On the 6th of Sept.. the Committee to run of May, with hired several hands, and Nathan Sanborn, surveyor, Canterbury line reported, " that they commenced on the 25th



were 7 days running the line to at 60s. old tenor, per day look out the cart way 6 days and on 8th of June began to lay employed Nathan Sanborn 5 days in out the lots for settlers began to clear out the cart way on the 20th laying out the lots of August, with 22 men."
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Arrangement with Masonian Proprietors.
In 1752, June 30, a quit-claim deed from the Proprietors of John Tufton Mason, was obtained for 18 shares and Oliver Smith, James Norris, Jonathan Connor, and Jelhro Pearson were appointed to take an Exact Plan of Gilmanton, and lay out the IS shares, as mentioned in the articles of the deed. 205. new tenor, was assessed on each share to meet the expenses. The Committee appointed to lay out the Masonian Shares, reported that they entered upon the service Oct. 23d, employed several hired men, and Nathan Sanborn, surveyor, 12 days, at 60s. per day, amounting to £36, and paid him £8 for the Plan of the town. They laid out two ranges, containing 18 lots on the N. E. corner of the town. The whole expense was £188, old tenor.


of Masonian Proprietors.

Province of New Hampshire, This 30 day of June, in the year of our Lord, 1752.


a meeting of the Proprietors of the lands purchased of

John Tufton Mason, Esq.,

the Province of



held at Portsmouth, by adjournment, on the 30th day of June,

Anno Domini 1752.
and hereby is, granted to the Proprietors Province, and their assigns, all the right, title; claim, interest, estate, property and demand of the Proprietors, herein first named, and who are the grantors in these Presents, on the terms and conditions herein after expressed, of, in, and unto, all the land contained within the bounds of the Charter, according to the true intent thereof made by the Lieut. Governor and Council for said Province, to the said Proprietors of Gilmantown, with the view of granting the same land in the year 1727, and the amendment or explanation thereof made in
that there be,


of Gilmanton



the year 17^29

only reserving

in these

Presents to the grantors

eighteen shares, each equal

quantity and quality with the other

single shares of the said Proprietors of

Gilmantown, which


served shares are to lie in a body altogether, to be laid on the Northerly part of the said Township, between their second Division and the North line of said Township from the Pond called Winnipisiogee Pond, and so running back till the whole quantity That the said Proprietors of Gilaforesaid shall be made up. mantown at their own expense, lay out the same reserved land,

and make a division thereof as the said grantors shall hereafter and order and make an exact plan of the whole Townand also of the ship, and the quantity of land therein contained said Division, and return the same to the said grantors within ten months from this date. That convenient highways be left in said Divison, and through the Township to the said land so reThat the said Proprietors of Gihnantown make the setserved. tlement of said town, according to and in such manner, as the
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Charter directs, within three years from this time, in case is no Indian war within that time ; and if there is, then the That the said reserved like time to be allowed afterwards. shares be and the same are hereby exempted and exonerated of and from any part of the charge of making the said settlement and from all charges v/hatever that have arisen or that hereafter may arise concerning the said Township and the settlement thereof by any ways or means whatsoever, until improved by the owner of each respective share, or such as hold under them.

call a

the said


Proprietors, as


be conveniently,

meeting of the said Proprietors and vote a confirmation of this vote, and the several articles and matters herein contained, on their part and behalf to be done, and their assent and consent to the same, and transmit an attested copy to the grantors herein




of Record,


George Jaffrey,

Proprietors' Cleric.

Names op Masonian Proprietors.
These Masonian Proprietors were Theodore Atkinson, Mark Hunking Wentworth, Richard Wibird, John Wentworth, George "jafFrey, Samuel JMoorc, Nathaniel Meserve, Thomas



Thomas Wallingford, Jotham Odiorne, Joshua Pierce, and John Moffat all inhabitants of Portsmouth, except Wallingford. Mason's claim was divided into 15 shares of £100 each. Atkinson purchased three fifteenths; Mark Hunking Wentworth two fifteenths, and each of the others one fifteenth.

Notices op Masonian Proprietors.

John Tufton Mason, a mariner of Boston, was


1713, was

a descendant of Capt. John Mason, a merchant in London, and afterwards Governor of Newfoundland, who, in 1621, obtained

of the Plymouth company, of which he was a member, a grant of land from Salem River to the Merrimack, and up to the heads Nov. 7, 1629, he obtained a new patent under the thereof.

name of New Hampshire, embracing all the land back to the He died Nov. 26, 1635. His daughter Jane m. John Canadas. Tufton, whose son, Robert Tufton, took the name of Mason, and This claim was continued held the claim to New Hampshire. through his son Robert, his grandson John Tufton, and was revived in 1738 by his great grandson, John Tufton Mason, the subject of this notice, who in 1746, transferred his claim to the gentlemen above named, in Portsmouth, who were therefore Many of them were also original called Masonian Proprietors. The Proprietors of Gilmanton, and have been already noticed. others will here be briefly described. Col. Samuel Moore commanded the New Hampshire Regi' raent, consisting of 8 companies and 300 men, in the expedition This expedition was successful. On to Louisburg in 1745. entering the garrison, and beholding the strength of the fortifications, the victors were astonished at their own success. The event filled America with joy, and even Europe with wonder. Rev. George Whitefield, then in this country, on application by Col. William Pepperell, who had the command of all the forces, gave the following motto to be inscribed on the flag of the expe" Nil desperandum Christo duce," the import of which dition is, that " Nothing need be despaired of ivhere Christ takes the

Col. Nathaniel Meserve was by profession a shipwright, in Portsmouth. He was at the siege of Louisburg, in 1745, and was peculiarly serviceable in constructing sledges on \'hich can-



non were drawn through a deep morass. He was commander oi a regiment of New Hampshire troops at Fort Edward, in 1756 had command of the Fort, and met with the approbation of the Earl of Loudon. In consequence of which, the Earl presented him with an elegant silver bowl, on which was inscribed, " From the Right Honorable, the Earl of Loudon, to Col. Nathaniel Meserve, of JSeiv Hampshire, in testimony of his Lordship's approbation of his good services at Fort Edward.^ in 1756." He was present at a second siege of Louisburg, in 1758. He embarked with 108 carpenters. .Soon after his arriv'al, the whole party, except 16, were attacked by the small pox, of which he and his oldest son died. He was a man of fine mechanical genius, of good moral character and a handsome fortune. He was

also a distinguished officer.

George Meserve, son of Col. Nathaniel Meserve, became obnoxious to the inhabitants of the Colony, in 1755, on account of being Distributor of the Stamps, under the noted Stamp Act.

Dr. Thomas Packer was one of the earliest surgeons in Portsmouth, who had been regularly bred to his profession. He was born in London, and educated a surgeon came to this country a young man resided a short time in Salem, and removed to Portsmouth. After practicing some time, he was appointed .Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Lieut. Col. in the Militia, He was appointed and Judge of Probate, for many years. Counsellor in 1719, which office beheld until his death, in 1728. Col. Thomas Wallingford was born in Bradford, Ms., in 1697, In early and came to Somersworth, where he usually resided. life he was poor but he was fortunate in business, and became He owned a large one of the richest men in the Province. amount of real estate in Portsmouth, and was one of the Masonian Proprietors, by which means he gained a title to lands in various parts of the State. He was a Colonel in the Militia, and He died in Portsone of the Judges of the Superior Court. mouth, where he had gone on business, Aug. 4, 1771, and was
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carried to

Somersworth to be buried. Jotham Odiorne, son of John Odiorne, was Counsellor 1724, Masonian Proprietor 1746, and Judge of the Superior Court in 1767. He died in Newcastle, Aug. 16, 1768, aged 73. Joshua Pierce was a Counsellor in 1731, and Masonian Proprietor 1746.

Col. but a resort lo arms. which extended themselves hostile to tribe in the new settlements. there was a disposition both in England and in the Colonies. to carry on a different mode of warfare than *In the preceding wars. The population of the country having now considerably increased. when invited to to prepare for war. John Moffat was a merchant and Masonian Proprietor in 1746. Francis meet in conference to form of peace. All attempts at negotiaThe Indians too had uniformly continued to shew tion failed. For the eight following years. and to carry hostilities into the enemy's ground. Accordingly. But it was now determined to change the theatre of wai'. no blood had not yet been wiped away.into their plans. they had conwith merely adopting measures of defence. having possession of a cessation of hostilities. 1754. the said English strenuously objected. Accordingly in 1754. viz.OF GILMANTON. indefinitely westward. but in few instances. a meeting of Commissioners from the several that heretofore pursued. Canada on the North and of Louisiana on the South. and put a check upon the considerable number of shares were despirit of enterprise. to this Convention three were ProTheodore AtJcinson. Aggressive movements had entered. tented themselves Colonies was held June 19. terror through the older settlements. were desirous of establishing and retaining a line of Forts or Military Posts from the St. at Albany. little was done towards the setThe Indian war was resumed and spread tlement of the town. onies being again annoyed by scouting parties of Indians. The St. to concert measures for their mutual protection and defence. To this the ing paid sell . Hampshire. therefore. Of the four delegates from New prietors of Gil man ton. French. Richard Wibird . sent a message purporting a treaty that the There was. the Colcourse left. The. began particular. Lawrence by the Lakes and Mississippi River. 51 in Portsmouth about 1740. Progress hindered by the Second French War. as it interfered with their claim. to unite these two portions of their territory. A clared to be forfeited in consequence of the assessments not be- and the General Court was petitioned for liberty to shares to pay the taxes from time to lime The peace of 1748 proved to be merelv assessed.

Nathaniel Folsom of Elxeter. For this last expedition INew Hampshire furnished 500 men. under the command of Capt. Congress did not accomplish all that was desired by the Colonies.52 PROPRIETARY HISTORY Union were agreed upIndependence Although this about '20 years afterwards. So expert were they in every service which required agility. holding the rank of Major. that by the express desire of Lord Loudon. retreating from Fort George. as was The the Starks selected their men for the the most able bodied. Several of the Proprietors of Gilmanton. and so successfully did they perform this duty. who had preceded them. besides those killed and wounded. and of these. who succeeded Gov. they fell in with a body of the enemy's troops under the command of Baron Dieskau. three Ranging Companies were formed out of the New Hampshire troops. under the command of Col. Indeed. Immediately after this engagement. Shirley in the command in 1756. while stationed at Fort Edward. on the fourth of July. that no other services was required of them. which fitted them for the subsequent measures of war. distinguished themselves by performing an essential service on the 8th of SepBeing on a scouting tember. These were brought into the camp. and kept up such a well directed fire as to break up the enemy's ranks. Du (^uesne. Niagara and Crown Point. where they had just been repulsed. such was their fondness for scouting. first in command. Folsom posted his men behind the trees. brave. the following day. the New Hampshire Regiment was reinforced by 300 men. and so habituated were they to fatigue and danger. on and signed. John Stark and William Stark. active and determined litia ranging service. yet it gave them an impression of their strength. party about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. and to cause their escape. in triumph. one Company. their baggage waggons. composed principally of the Proprietors of Gilmanton. ammunition. and several French prisoners. three expeditions were undertaken against the French forts. among whom were several of the Proprietors of These men were as alert and indefatigable as those Gilmanton. Articles of also the Declaration of and Henry Sherburne. they chose men the Mir afforded. and from his name When Rogers and they were usually called Rogers'' Rangers. In the spring of 1755. which continued in the service during the winter as wellas The command of these companies was given in the summer. Peter Oilman. Rogers was to Robert Rogers. werecho- . leaving behind.

were kept in the service during the war. Josiah Gilman. Nathaniel Folsom. Of this currency. Jethro Pearson.* First or Lower Parish Bounded. In this attack. together with the surrender of Quebec and Montreal. John Page. they had 305. Ebenezer Bachelder. In 1758. Elisha Sanborn. woods from Merrimack River to Lake George. besides a bounty at the time of their enlistment. they were directed to measure into 100 acre lots. one * The expense of this war was paid by paper currency. there was another emission from the same plates. Dea. were put under pay of the Crown. was an assault upon the St. Esq. the soldiers were promised £13 Us. sterling. Of the Rangers. and their pay was £18.. were equal in value to one dollar. Major John Gilman. it was £25. put an end the following year to the scenes of Indian warfare on the borders of New Hampshire. Jr. equal to one month's pay. In 1756. 321. and after peace the officers were allowed half pay on They were accustomed to scour the the British establishment. At length sterling money became the standard of all contracts . [See Farmer's Belknap p. This successful expedition. tlers. Samuel Gilman. and the Proprietors began to turn their attention once more to the settlement of the town.OF GILMANTON. with snow shoes and sJcates in the winter.. 200 were slain. In the three following years. and were eminently useful in skirmishing with the enemy. and though the paper continued passing as a currency.. sterling. and the surplus land which had not already been lotted. March 12. Jonathan Connor were appointed to run out 6 miles from Barnstead line for a Parish. New Proposals to Set- At the annual meeting in 1761. In 1755. Esq. their pay was made up at £15. per month. and their village burned. The last distinguished service which they performed. but it depreciated so much in the course of the year. Capt. made Francis. In 1757. Dr. thev had275. Capt. one man only was killed and six or seven wounded. and attacking detached parties of Indians. that in the muster rolls. paper bills were issued under the denomination of jXeic tenor. Mr. and Lieut. its value was regulated by the price of silver and the course of exchange. and it was agreed that the 40 first settlers should have two of these. they sen for this service. in procuring intelligence. at the Village St.] — *5 . of about 300 of them. on the River of the same name. just before day while the Indians were asleep. 53 When the companies were completed. of which 155. Francis Indians in 1759.

are also to give bonds to the Clerk of the Proprietors that they will settle the land. E. Jonathan Connor. on each side of the 40 acre should mill move into and a grist trol for six years said settlers to build houses. . Nathan BeBachelder. gan May 30. and Ephraim Morrill. 6 miles The second divided this range into 22 lots. . and John Bean. Esq. and remain in town six years as before specified. and a broad way between 10th The 1st and 2d ranges are numand 11th lots. or within 24 rods of the corner of the first division. 6 rods wide. and left a way 3 rods wide between The first range begins at the corner tree.. 13th and 14th. and runs the ranges. and third range twenty lots all of the same quantity except the 20th lot in the third range. and 19th and 20th lots. half a mile and 34 rods on Canterbury line. and the 3d on the lower end of the lots. range has likewise 22 lots. Two weeks were allowed the settlers to choose after the Committee make their return. or cause the same to be settled. said mills to be under the Proprietors' con. Thomas Piper. with companies. half a mile and 3 rods from the upper or N. left 3 rods between every 2 ranges for a road also acre lots. John Mudgett. the Proprietors were to build them a saw mill. Jr. all numbering from Canterbury line. surveyor. each lot 104 acres. ran two miles and 148 assistants. and John Bowden. clear land. Orlando Weed. 6th and 7th. on account of a Pond . 16th and 17th. overseer. "The second company had John Page. . except that they were not required to continue in town constantly the two first years. each 80 rods wide. Elisha Sanborn. First Division of 100 Acre Lots laid out. laid out 3 ranges of 100 each half a mile wide on Canterbury line. rods. 19 lots in each range . 3 rods wide. overseer. they are to lose their first chance. Jethro Pearson. and divided into two First company Daniel Sanborn. which is three times the quantity. W. Antipas Gilman. the Committee follows : as " Began on SSth of : made their Return. Those who choose their lots. .54 PROPRIETARY HISTORY lots and as soon as 10 settlers town. . On is the 6th of July. divided the same into 3 ranges. which May. assistants. bered on the upper end. and if they delay beyond this time. side of the first division of 40 acre lots. then N. surveyor. and a way between the 3d and 4th. Began at the corner tree.. and Summersbee Oilman.

gave securities and chose their is The following a Schedule of those who gave Bonds for Settlement. The first range numbers from Canterbury line the second range numbers back so that Canterbury line again is No. 55 3 rods between 3d and 4th and 6th and 7th lots. . 90s. . who should select their into Individuals now came forward. 39 were employed 11 days. 3 rods between the 9th and 10th 13th and 14th and 16th and 17th lots. . the 100 acre lots confirmed. . 6 rods between then on account of a meadow." Among the supplies furnished for this labor. and the Clerk authorized to receive.. bonds of settlers lots. entering agreement. The Report of this Committee to lay out this 6 mile Parish. 50s. lots. Lower Division oflOO Acres. was accepted. are recorded a barrel of biscuit. 38. and 3d range begins No. and.OF GILM ANTON. in behalf of the Proprietors. and 3 quarts of rum.


to He officiated as Surveyor in several expeditions Gilmanton. frequently visited it to aid in runborn in Exeter. m. Joseph Badger. John Odlin. noticed among the Proprietors. Jonathan Connor was very active in preparing the way of the town. with and did not relax his zeal until the town was settled. whose sons afterwards settled in town. and a brother David. He was nor. and grandfather of Hon. and had nine He probably became Proprietor by purchase of for- feited shares. 1699. of Exeter. and was son of Jeremiah Connor. became a settler. proved from the fact that nearly every expedition to Gilmanwhich he was not connected. He visited the the service was generally. and was the second settler who arrived in town. Samuel Greeley. His daughter. moved their families here and died in town. Samuel Gilman. this town. He had a family of 10 children. He children. but when the Proprietors added the name of Jethro Pearson to the Committee. Ebenezer and Moses. 1761.. John Madgett. and in 1780 moved from Gilmanton to Tamworth. Ms. the widow of Col. 27. Capt. Jr.OF GILMANTON. Wm. father of Jeremiah. one of the first settlers. . town. afterwards Gen. Capt. Joseph Badger. married Mary Winslow. not less than six times. was the brother of Benjamin and Scribner. 57 Ms. became a Proprietor by purHe bechasing shares that were forfeited and sold at auction. running lines and bounding lots. Cayt. 5. late Governor of New Hampshire. came a settler. of Newburyport. Dorothy Weed. and built a saw mill. Two of his sons. Joseph Badger of Gilmanton. May 16. 1720. John Odlin was son of Rev. an early settler. was father of Hon. and grandfather of Jonathan Confor the settlement ning the lots. but never became a settler. He was a citizen of Haverhill. now resident in town. Orlando Weed. son of John Mudgett of Brentwood. Dec. failed . came from Poplin to He had a brother Bagley. and some further notice will be given of him in the biographical portion of this History. Zebulon Giddings. Jethro Pearson was a man of great energy of character. Stephen Butler of Brentwood. Dec. Lieut. Woodbridge Odlin. Badger. Dea. His place was purchased and occupied by Col. and brother of Rev. and was the father of Arthur Gilman. but left the town at the expiration of the six years. promptly performed. was tlfe first child born in town. as is ton.

Rev. came to Gilman- manton. Rev. at North Hampton.58 PROPRIETARY HISTORY Dea. Dr. of Rev. was born Feb. Rev. Among the names of the Proprietors up to this period are found 12 clergymen. graduated at H.. father of Jonathan Nelson. great uncle of Tilton French of this town. John Chipman. Rev. Matthew Plant. Ebenezei' Bachelder was father of the wife of Dr. daughter of Capt. had two sons and a daughter who settled in town. 1766. Rev. son of Thomas Wilson. 18. ren by the second wife. Judith Coffin. Humphrey Wilson. and m. and great-grandson of Daniel Gookin. Rev. Edward Fijield. and died in town. Nathaniel of Ezekiel Morrill of Salisbury. Joseph Adams. daughter of Jabez Fitch of Portsmouth. ton in his old age. Rev. viz. Mr. Hannah. Rev. son of Samuel. at Hampton Falls. 1731. were Capt. and Elizabeth who m. Ms. and a daughter. C. who settled in town. iel who m. and some notices of them will be here insert. of Gil- Thomas Piper. in 1773. Gookin died Oct. Nathaniel Gookin Hampton. William Parsons. Smith. John Odlin. who emigrated in 1621. Rev. Edmund Chadwick of Deerfield. Rev. Nathaniel Gookin of Cambridge. Nathaniel Gooken. His childand a daughter of Joshua Wingate of Hampton. Peter Coffin. of in 1791. 22. a settler of the town. Jan. he had Hon. The first seven were original Prothe latter five of these became Proprietors by purchase prietors of forfeited shares. and twin sisters. Nathaniel Gookin. wives. John Boivden in. New Market. 1739. ordained Oct. Clerical Proprietors. Timothy Upham. Ward Clark. Joseph Huckins. Esq. the father of David Fifield. a sister of John Nelson. 1. Nathanmouth. was Wilson. Jabez Fitch. Rev. Josiah Tilton. 31. He had two other Eliphalet Coffin of Exeter. Rev. son of Rev. grandson of Rev. viz. was born April 1. of Exeter. 1713. 1709. 1741. and his widow m. and Rev. ed. Ann Fitch. John. Nicholas Oilman. and Ephraim Morrill were brothers and sons father of Capt. and grandson of Ensign Daniel He was Tilton. Henry Rust. Gookin of North Hampton. Reuben. now resident in town. and grandfather of Jeremiah Wilson. Nathaniel Gookin of PortsBy his third wife. . Joseph Whipple.

C. about 23 years afterwards. was laid out. and a gore.. and three ranges of 100 acre lots and a gore above the It a Gore. Peter Coffin was graduated at H. a third division was laid out. instead of two miles as was to in- tended. m. aged 55. Surveyor's Divisions. graduated at H. six years afterwards. Ms. These three. C. 80 rods from the mouth of the River leading from the Lake. graduated at H. 1742. 24. and died Feb. and thus occasioned be having a choice of lots. 15. containing about 45 lots in each range. consisting of five ranges of 45 lots each. commencing in what is now called Gilford. and the upper and . a second division of 40 acre lots. 1733. Rev. and consisted of five ranges of forty acre lots. In 1738. Joseph Whipple was born in Ipswich. 1701. was designed given to settlers for a home lot. It will be seen from the preceding History of the doings of the Proprietors. the 40 acre out in 1732. viz. C. below the first division towards Barnstead. and ordainin East Kingston in 1739. The object of this second division was also to induce settlers to take up their residence in town. 17. The Jirst was miles from the line of Barnstead. 1727. ed Rev. June 24. ordained at Hampton Falls. 59 Rev. He was the first and only Conin gregational Minister ever settled that town. 1719. In 1761. called the lower 100 acres. Of Rev. Joseph Adams was born in Newbury. consisting of three ranges of 100 acre lots. Jan.OF GILMANTON. 1757. William Parsons some account will be given in the - Biographical portion of this History. and died Feb. ordained in Stratham. By mistake. each settler first first division called the division of upper 100 lots laid acres. a Miss Greenleaf of Newburyport. and each portion thus division allotted was 1732. 1720. 1756. 1785. that the town of Gihnanton at several different was laid out into lots periods. and extending south ward on the banks of the River. TOPOGRAPHY OF THE PROPRIETARY HISTORY. it commenced two and a half laid out in called a Division. at the age of 66.

where the rock which served as the fire place. Block House was IS feet square. and the expiration of Indian hostilities. and still is. they were never used as garrisons. so that their precise location cannot be fixed by the oldest persons now living in town. and gradually went 10 decay. It was designed The not only as a place of shelter. . . Location of the Block Houses. in case of About the same time. is yet to be seen. and their line of march to have been the Pond now denominated Shell Camp Pond. at what was then. seems to have been erected a little west of the residence of Jeremiah Wilson.60 PROPRIETARY HISTORY lower ^100 acre lots. came in contact. denominated the Wares. and was built of hewn logs so large as not to be easily perforated by a bullet. at This the original camp. and for a similar purpose. which seems from the distance. This was but 14 feet square. Esq. Subsequently a third Block House was erected by the side of what they called Block House Pond. and was hewn only on the sides where the logs when put together. one mile and a half from Loon Pond. which was to have been built at. The error in the surveyor's returns was subsequently corrected and the Parish confirmed six miles and a half from Barnstead line. but also as a garrison attack by the Indians. being appointed in 1762. first of these. which is supposed to be the one now overflowed and made a reservoir by the manufacturing company in town. At a still later period. These Block Houses were rebuilt after the French War ceased in 1748.. called White Hall. is the location of the Block Houses. But as the town was not settled until after the conquest of Canada. a fourth Block House was erected at Third Camp Meadow. The remainder of the town was surveyed after the settlement took place the Committee who laid out the fourth division. were set off in 1761 into a Parish of 6 miles. about a mile South of the Academy. or near the South East corner of the first division of 40 acre lots. above named. and their report being made and accepted in 1765. The first object worthy of notice with which we meet in the returns of the Surveyors. a second Block House was erected near the outlet of the Lake.

who laid out the third division of 100 acre lots. 12. and thence by sledding in the winter to the mill site. the' iron work of the saw mill was contown. for iron It £68 and Nov. 1762. Oct. for £535. At the same . Previous to this. by the Proprietors. which was on the stream called Mill Brook.OP GILMANTON. In the autumn of 1762. 1761. together with the 100 acre lot on which it stood. 17. the settlers were obliged to carry iheir grain to afterwards stood. £175. is the location of the first mills erected in It was among the things guarantied to the settlers. veyed to the ground by Benjamin Connor. This mill was erected by Stephen Butler. 61 Location of the Proprietors' Mills. 28. and Nov. £25 for carrying the iron Samuel Connor was paid for carting the mill stones for the appears that these were conveyed in November on wheels so far towards Gilmanton as there was a cart path opened. 6d. to bring the iron work for the grist mill Piper of paid dale. The town. on lot No. by the Proprietors' Treasurer for a man and horse to Amesbury. for the grist Market. six pounds were paid the erection of the grist mill. Butler^s Brook . James Thurston was work for the grist mill. mittee. half a mile south of Gen. as a mill site. on a stream which has since been called from his name. for which he received on the 28th of the same month £12. cash £41. It proved to be unfortunately located. and was sold by the Proprietors in 1767. 1762. 1763. . and he was paid in full for his labor on This mill was located by the Comthe same. was commenced immediately after the settlers gave bonds. The mill was put in operation the following spring. July 12lh. he received £16 more. that as soon as there should be ten families located in town. where Gutterson's Mills grist mill. there should be erected for their accomodation a smv The work of erecting these mills. arrangements were commenced for Oct. 16. and by him to Orlando Weed. and the place was early abandoned. on horse back. prietors' next thing which especially claims attention in the Prosurveys. however.. 28. to Josiah Robinson. Joseph Badger's residence. this mill. John Dudley was engaged in the erection of and received for labor on the same. second range of lower 100 acres. was paid mill to Gilmanton. and before many of them had taken up a residence in In Oct. 2d. New 2s. mill and a grist mill. Thomas work Nov.

a party of ten the town. 10s. Benjamin and John Mudgett. paths. and on each 100 acre lot. From this time until 1764. This road is the one leading from Jeremiah Wilson's. therefore. the ways to Whole expense. to William Smith's and Outterson's Mills. \Qd. 1762. 5^/. Joshua Bean. at £6 per day. leading from Portsmouth to Canada. and a tax of £331 9s. the Proprietors laid out a road from the line of Lou- don to the grist mill. . overseer. road was therefore wrought and made by Richard Jenness and John McDuffie. Samuel Oilman. old tenor. Epsom on in and on horses grist mill in sleds in the winter. The Selectmen. was laid out through Gilmanton but the ProThe prietors by vote refused to meet the expense of making it. private path tvays were made as each settler found convenient. In 1764. to be followed by spotted trees.. as it was called. agents for the Province. and Orlando Weed. Gilmanton were mere horseIn some cases they were cleared out so as to be passable in winter with ox sleds. second party worked 14 days Orlando Weed. All the lots whose owners did not pay . and on hand by the Proprietors 1770. men were employed 12 days in making the road from Epsom to Gilmanton. own lot. . was laid upon the town. apportioned this sum upon all the lands in town. The was sold summer.^ 62 PROPRIETARY HISTORY their backs. 1771. from the line of the town to his day. by Parish's Tavern and Silas Foss'. Esq. Proprietors' Roads. £556 IO5. Ad. arrangethe snows were deep. Ephrairn Morrill. They received the order for this work. on the first of June.. when But in the autumn of 1761. excepting John Page. among whom was John Page. ments were made to open a cart path from Epsom to the line of Accordingly. Joshua Bean. the Province Road. and was the first laid out and made for a cart path in town. by order of the General Court. and Jeremiah Conner. Qd. on 22d of February. and John and Benjamin Mudgett. A . All of the above named workmen. to Edward Oilman. The tax on each 40 acre lot was 45. overseer at £6. Benjamin and Thomas Edgerly. at £4 per Previous to 1761. £494 IO5. in October of this year. became inhabitants of the town. at £4 per day total expense. In 1770.

. however. and to the River proceeding from the Lake. and Pembroke. which rising in the same vicinity. which forms the North Western boundary of the town. Ephraim Morrill. after meandering througii the towns of Barnstead. 1772. have taken another route. The last two. discharges itself into the Merrimack. there were cerwhich they knew by the Indian names. Boscawen. and also to a Range of Mountains extending from this Pond nearly the whole length of the The signification and origin of this. at the house of AnGilman. the North Road through town was surveyed. first visited Gilmanton.OF GILMANTON. is unknown. Origin of the Local Names. Northfield. and here unite and flow on together to mingle in the same vast ocean. Suncook is another Indian name. The same year the Peaked Hill Road was laid out. Rocky Pond is so called from the nature of the soil in which it is embosomed. 1772. is one of the Indian names. pissiogee. when it came to be known that it was only a branch of the Merrimack. and is appHed to the Lake on the North. Franklin. and To other objects they these they did not have occasion to alter. first innholder. no knowledge is now possessed. For a time. When the Proprietors tain natural objects . or highest bidder. were wrought by the town. Concord. Chichester and Pembroke. Winnipissiogee. 30. like that of Winnitown. given not only to the River but to the Pond from which it rises. Jan. and will be more particularly described in another tipas portion of this History. deed was given. 63 were sold by the Constable. to the One hundred and twenty-five lots were sold. on the 15th of Jan. passing through Sanbornton. . The reasons which led the Indians to the application of this title. and there meets the waters of the Winnipissiogee. gave names and titles as circumstances from time to time dictated. Loon Pond derives its title from the water fowl of that name. which-formerly abounded upon its shores. Of the origin and meaning of the Indian names which are still retained. pronounced Win-e-pe-saw-ke. And in 1775. the Proprietors but this error was subsequently called this River Merrimack corrected. have probably passed into oblivion. The so much of them as would pay the Province Road tax. The River. Pittsfield.

subsisting on game and fish. and the records show a reference to Folsom's Wears. hunters went up from Canterbury and Boscawen to the Lake. carrying with them their guns and traps. they made their camp during their stay. and twigs fastened to till The walls conducted the fishes down to the cage. They built wears on the River. apparatus. which were improved by the hunters Before the settlement took place. At this angle they came together at an angle of 45 degrees.64 Shellcamp the winter of PROPRIETARY HISTORY Pond was and thus named by 1749 and 1750. It after called was ever by them Shellcamp Pond. A . and them. in felling a tree near this brook or mountain. in is derived from places prepared shoal water for the draught of The law not to hinder the passage of boats. were so unfortunate In speaking of the as to break the stock of one of their guns. together with their meal and camped out for months in the winter. and it has ever since borne the name of the Wears. called Gilford. : has usually required that they be so set up as The form of a wear was as fol- lows stone walls were built down the stream in an inclined line. has in Ponds above named. and the three falling into the the Merrimack. that a company of hunters. in this shell They for the found a large. low waters of the outlet of the Lake. to swell the current of the ever flowing Merrimack. because this is often referred to as the Great Wears and the Upper Wears. which were at the falls near which Lake Village now stands. and passing through Loudon. received this mountain and a stream near it. in into this wilderness with their guns. pine tree fallen in a favorable position for a shelter. ventured fishing certain hunters. near the outlet. and salt. In the coves and shalthus they were taken in great numbers. composed of hoops. becomes the boundary line between Concord and Pembroke. in the part now name. Wears. and of a tree. This name which was originally spelled Weiers. another Indian designation. and encamped winter on the Western shore of this Pond. its rise The SoucooJc River. there was a favorable opportunity for such wears. there mingles its waters with those of Winnipissiogee and Suncook. Gunstock. their It appears that there were other places of shoal water used for wares besides this. a cage was placed. traps. and surveyors of the town. who. The origin of this appellation is stated by aged people to be. fish nets. hollow.

and late in the fall went down to bring up their families. place afterward. having come that day from Epsom. were of this number. a distance of not less than 12 miles. During the summer of 1761. 1761. built a camp and laid in some with the design of attempting to pass the winter in provisions. it. if I attempt to go farther it will kill me. a little Northwest of the spot where the school house in district No.^' imagine the feelings which possessed their In the waste howling wilderness. Benjamin and John Mudgett. and on the memorable evening of 26^A of Dec. she made one more effort. several individuals had selected commenced clearing. 6 1. about a mile from the end of her journey. It is related of and if tradition be correct. ney.OF GILMANTON. and often halted to rest. two brothers from Brentwood. But they had hearts not easily subdued by discouragements like these and after a little respite. and sat down upon the cold snow saying to her husband. now stands. and yet at an oppressive distance from the poor shelter. on snoiv shoes also. SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN. the shades of night now drawing around them. 3. 65 their gunstock. and they at length reached their " home in the wilderness. Mrs. #6 . who could assist them. first division of 100 acre lots. that she became exceedingly wearied long before At length when they reached the camp. by many a weary mile travelled over. They had erected a camp on lot No. they called it first the Brook where they broke and then Gunstock Brook and the Mountain near Gunstock Mountain. . Mudgett faintly We can but at this bosoms moment. " Imay as well die here as any where . but their removal was for some time delayed by the deep snows They at length however commenced their jourof that winter. she came to the conclusion that she could go no further. 17 their lots. on foot.^' Mrs. here 1 shall but die. 1. separated from all friends. third range. and if I stop town. which had been provided for their accommodation. Benjamin Mudgett and his wife arrived in town. It is on Gunstock Brook that Gilford Village now stands. Mudoett.

made in a journal kept by Mr. bytwo marriages. Benjamin Kimball of Concord. quent and so deep as to prevent passing in any direction for two months. The latter years of her life. The arrival of the fii'st family has heretofore been fixed on the 27th of Dec. who ton. even if they had not perished. 3. This was before Gilford was disannexed. I now state in my 78th year. 27th.66 was PROPRIETARY HISTORY the first ivhite on the soil of Oilmantown with no other woman nearer than Epsom On the next day Dec. and she passed one night ! in little better travelling than their predecessors. she spent in Mer- . On the 10th of January following. Mudgett was the daughter of Joshua Bean. " Hannah Mudgett certify that 1 rived. and became a resident in Gilmanton. Mudgett lived in Gilmanton until the inhabitants had increased in number to more than 5000. Mrs. their nearest neighbors being in Epsom. and died in town. How dreary their situation must have been. but this point is settled by the following certificate made by Mrs. their must have been intense. was married to Benjamin Mudgett on the 21st of Dec. had 21 children. This. was the first woman who ever came here to settle. John Mudgett and wife with great weariness reached town. being nearly six feet on the level. early settled in town. and arrived in Gilmanton on the evening of the 26th of Dec. the same year. who. I moreover state that I was the first white woman who ever set loot in Gihnanton.'' Had they been vister ited with sickness. Orlando Weed and wife joined them and here these three families remained through the winter . He followed them from Brentwood with the rest of his family. 1739. 5 of whom. mark. X Mudgett. where I have lived ever since." 1817. " The win- Snows ivere so Jreof this year ( 1762) ivas very severe. about 1780. will appear from the following entry. or had fire consumed their provisions. hereby was born in the town of Brentwood. 4 sons and one daughter. the original copy sufferings of vi'hich is still preserved. Mrs. and that I passed one night in town before any other woman arI. at that time a day's journey removed from them. 1761. having found set foot woman. on the 9th of June. about 15 days later. her Hannah Nov. Mudgett at the age of 78. the wife of Benjamin Mudgett.

John Dudley. first range of lower 100 acres for many years. Antipas Gihnan and Samuel Gilman were appointed to lay out . and as moving settler. 1762. Mudgett. Major Sinkler was an actual settler of Gilmanton. Weed. John Kimball. of the . 8. it was determined that the first Parish should extend 6 miles and a half on Canterbury line Joseph Badger. in receiving a right of land. tradition represents Major Sinkler as erecting a camp. who were all real settlers of the town. the surplus land or gores in this first Parish into 100 acre lots. itants at this period. Lemuel Rand. The story is of doubtful inasmuch as no record appears on the Proprietors' books of their having made an offer of land to the first son bom Moreover. al- lowing proper highways vision of . Jonathan Brown now lives. Feb. near Bickford's Mills. 8. families In the course of the next season. 1.OF GILMANTON. with a design to obtain by stealth the Right of land. and Clifford. to supplant this heir of Mrs. and they settled where Capt. At a meeting of the Proprietors on tlie 1 9th of April. 4. Taylor. Thomas the settlement . No. was the first male child born in town. b. 1834. Gilman. 4. without becoming a authority. his fan)ily there just before the birth of a son. No. Mudgelt. 67 edith with one of her sons. These all selected their lots in the lower or first division of 100 acres. lot No. the Edgerlys. 3. which was said to be The oftered by the Proprietors to the first son born in town. 5. Joseph Smith. and Thomas and Jonathan Samuel Gilman. There is a tradition of an attempt by Major Richard Sinkler of Barnstead. was the fifth family which moved into town. viz. nor until 1767. in the same range and Kimball selected No. the town of Barnstead had no inhabin Gilmanton. to 40 acre lots. at the advanced age of 95. 10. Smith. No. son of Mrs. He was one of the petitioners for the first town. No. 14. meeting in 1766. and a resident on lot No. No. three years after this son was born. second range. 17 added to 6 2. new perambulate the lines of the first dinumber them and new spot the trees. 1764. Taylor and Rand. just over the line in Gilmanton. in the part The Mudgetts settled on the of the town next to Barnstead. No. John Gilman. Samuel. where she died July 9. 15. Edgerly. those of third range. . seven were Samuel Gilman's Ithiel Clifford.

and prepared to move their families into town the following season. was supposed from the fatigues and exposures of the season. and thence on horse back. At the close of their labors for the season. as day. Haverhill. Jeremiah Conner and town from Exeter. and died the following spring.. may proceeded to lay out 12 ranges running parallel with Canterbury line. (now Gil15 lots each range ford. Jeremiah Conner had cleared some land and built a camp and Capt. Ms. and to lay out the remainder of the township into 100 acre it lots. that she was then 8 years old. The Committee same manner as the The settlement 40 have done. and in the journey . which was at the age of 90 years.68 PROPRIETARY HISTORY Also. 1763. from the first Parish line to Winnipissiogee River. stated a short time before her death. on foot in a single William however. and extending N. lost his health. and School lots in each division. that they came from Exeter to Deerfield in a double sleigh. the place of their residence. containing also 5 ranges of 100 acre lots. or so much of that each Proprietor might have two of them.) numbered from 13 to 18. their eldest daughter. by giving bonds of settlement in the accordingly . went into a decline. E. W. side of the second division of 40 acre lots. 6 3. when the siogee. Badger above named performed the journey to . Mary Conner. Many settlers commenced operations. had put in some seed and erected a Log House. that she rode on the same horse with her father. containing 18 lots each range. This was the eleventh family that had arrived. on the N. the said Committee were directed to divide the Masonian shares into lots according to the Quitclaim deed. Minister's The Commitright tee were authorized also to select the and Parthink sonage. and extending from the 12th range of 100 acre lots to Lake WinnipisThis Committee made their return in 1765. Joseph Badger and his two sons William and Joseph. family 17 On moved into the 19th of January. agreed that 20 more of the Proprietors have liberty to choose their lots in the first Parish. that she could well remember when her father moved to Gilmanton. now went rapidly forward. It was moreover report was accepted. that the snow was very deep. the widow of the late John Folsom. and the lots chosen. where they best. a distance of about sixty miles. the two sons of Capt.

but when he arrived at Pleasant Pond in Deer- . Folsom also related that in the team which brought her fathSoon after their arriver's furniture came a large yoke of oxen. in a house which had but one room. and the women with their children would sink down so deeply.OF GILMANTON. before the deep snows were so far reduced that they were able falHng into that there . then open. and catching their little charge start Such a mode of removing would almost seem inon again. and spread upon the In this manner they lived nearly two months. in Chichester. that they could not extricate They would then lay the children down upon the themselves. ton. the beds being In that one room the three families ate and slept all gathered into a corner during the day. Lougee started from Exeter with an ox team upon a stiff snow crust. al there was another plentiful snow-fall. ings with Lemuel Rand. was a large man. being Mr. Richardson furnished by a member of one of the families. came also in the month of March. to erect another house. He is said repeatedly to have carried a bushel of corn on his back When they arrived. All effort to relieve him only imbedded him deeper in the snow unto remain through til he was so imprisoned that he was obliged Mr. The spot continued to bear the name of " ox pit. Jeremiah Richardson and John Fox. and possessed great bodily strength. Mrs. Mr. to their home in GilmanMr. having come from Epsom on snoiv shoes. and could not get out. third range of 100 acres. The next day. (a brother of Mr. but the fact comes well attested. times give way under them. \he women bringing each an infant in her arms. but one missed the path and plunged into a hollow and there he became confined in the snow. '^ in Joshua JBean. his pit. Conner conveyed the fodder to him daily in the winter. credible in modern limes. snow. she were eight miles of woods from Reuben Sanborn's the last house in Chichester. In the month of March. moved into town the same winter. Conner settled on lot No. Mr. Gilman Lougee the first tailor. Richardson's wife) arrived with their families from Exeter. Benjamin Mudgett's wife. 69 came near fording Suncook River it. floor at night. gather themselves up. 5. Conner attempted to drive them to a meadow where was a stack of hay. they took lodgfrom Exeter to Gilmanton. and the men hauling each a The snow would somebed and other articles on hand sleds. a brother of the family for many years after.

load. every man. In the Spring of this year. They were accompanied by some friends from South Hampton. . On the first of August. then on Ring's Hill in Chichester. The Rev. and no dwellhe took off his oxen. having been employed by the Proprietors to Mr. the whole of the remaining distance. Weed and his sons were obliged ing from starvation. Gould French. Being at the cleared his way. moved into town Badger of Haverhill. and at the family until July. Fogg of Kensington was of the company. Jude Bean. and the older children. and Mr. and chained them to the in'T near. Parsons with his family moved into preach to the settlers. diud transporting his beds. Mr. and the smallest of his children. no cart having gone through before him. who rode up to see them safely settled. until darkness overtook him. distance of four or five miles from Gilmanton. raising of his barn that season. and transport the hay several miles on hand sleds. Joseph Samuel Parsons. in the month of May. accomplished the whole journey from field. French had not gone far. the first framed building erected in town. and sowed and planted. as he often afterwards related. he must hasten. who was with the team. woman and child to take supper with him. to visit the meadows daily on snow shoes. and the preceding winter. and Ca^t. of this The deep snows annoyance to the settlers. from Exeter. so that he Pleasant a serious Pond on foot.70 PROPRIETARY HISTORY the crust broke under the weight of the cattle and his was under the necessity of sending them back. Stephen Dudley. however. William Parsons from South Hampton arrived. he had. they could not be ter transferred from one meadow to another and they came near dyMr. they passed the team with his load He told Mr. but in consequence of the sickness and death of his son William. then 5 in numHis wife ber. . town on horseback. and of getting such articles as he could upon hand sleds. and having stacked it. of furniture. Rev. in this way. he did not remove his His was the eighteenth family. before he found that the path was becoming too narWith an axe he row. had proved Orlando Weed and his boys had during the summer cut the hay upon some of the meadows. they took several colts from Exeter to winbut in consequence of the depth of snow. About an hour before sunset. . try to get through that night. came also in the Spring.

which. in the first parish. By the aid of these men in preparing the way. At the close of this year there were 20 families load .: families. first range of 40 acres. not. . together with three viz. Clough now lives. Capt. Mr. was not again disturbed until about sun-rise. that it was only the horses. John Moody on the 15th. Peter Folsom of New Market. among whom were Samuel Ladd. the Proprietors laid out a road from the line of Canterbury to the grist mill. not a little rejoiced that the progress of the animals had been arrested thus saving them the inconvenienceof returning to South Hampton on foot. beasts- At . and John Sanborn on the i2-2d of the month. David INI. Philip Payne. being unarmed. . Moody settled on No. and none on the North nearer than Canada line. however. 71 wheels. which came full At first. had the good fortune by means of ropes to secure them all to his cart. 1764. and settled on lot No. and feeding them with supplies which he had brought to seek repose upon the top of the laid down with him. Capt. jumping from his load. to be realized. his fears of wild beasts were about He soon discovered. 17 6 4. At that time he 5. by the company who the night previous had arrived in Gihnanton. French. Mr. The settlement was increased by a number of families. when aroused by They were the hallooing of the men in pursuit of their horses. had no neighbors within four miles on the South. loose to feed in the bushes. without fears from the assaults of wild About midnight. Mr. who moved in during tiie month of November. in town. Siimmershec Gilman on the 10th. he was length he fell asleep. to retrace their steps by night. Capt. aroused by the rapid approach of animals. of the upjier 100 acres. Gilman settled on No. Sanborn was moved by Lieut. and Richard Sinkler. it being the first load of goods that ever came the previous transportations having all into town on wheels been on sleds. Capt.OF GILMANTON. 16. and. he knew not what to do. had been let They had taken it into their heads. In the following year. and once more took his From his repose he elevated position to finish his slumbers. French in the course of the forenoon arrived safely with the furniture. he thought speed along the path he was occupying. however. very unceremoniously. where Col.

and being prepared for meeting. and informed him who preached. came in 1766. first range of 40 acres. and re-asserted his sin of Sabbath breaking and it was not until Mr. and Ephraim Morrill from Salisbury. When Monday morning came. Philbrook assured him that he attended meeting on the preceding day. Morrison settled on No. and all the crockery which they had brought from Exeter." The day was accordingly devoted to acts of worship in the family. and told them the mistake " now. Morrison. 1765. them to their the women stood at the foot of the posts. there not being men enough. His team was the first that had passed with wheels over the new road from the town line to the grist mill. that his mind became convinced of his error. and mistaking the Sabbath for Saturday. and called his family together. was broken. Being much engaged in clearing up his land. There is an interesting incident related of Mr. he lost his reckoning. Morrison was never known again to fall into a similar turn for the Sabbath which error while he resided in town. . was not very much superior to his every day one. Samuel Morrison and Joseph Philbrook from Exeter. descending what is called Garrett Hill. and immediately reproved him for breaking the Sabbath.72 PKOPRIETARY HISTORY 33. 13. Joseph To lived on his route to the place of worship. he put on his Sabbath suit. In June. Not long in town. and. but Monday. 1. Mr. brook assured him it was not Sabbath day. of the first gore. Philbrook. the cart was upset. settled on arrival. afterwards Judge Cogswell's place. Capt. PhilMr. first range of 40 acres. Mr. Nicholas Gilman arrived with his family from Brentwood. when. at that time. places in the 17 6 5. continued his work through the day. made his way by spotted trees to the house of his nearest neighbor. after their . ." said he. and settled on lot No. Gilman had previously raised the house. who his surprise. came this year. to guide sill. 3. which serves to illustrate the character of the primitive settlers of the town. who was the first blacksmith No. Morrison repeated the certainty of its being the Sabbath day. Mr. third range of lower 100 acres. he found him at work in his blacksmith shop. " let us strictly keep this day to the Lord in rePhilbrook. we have profaned by our labor. which. He immediately returned home. and Mr.

that Mrs. until exhausted with fatigue. here pass the night. and singing psalms and hymns. When she she was aiming. . But as she did not return in the morning. By the sound of his horn. and see her.OF GILMANTON. ing her steps thitherward. er. howevble to discern the spots on the trees. Having therefore found a short space. notwithstanding her dread of wild beasts. she arrived in season to eat a joyful . and had concluded to pass the night. to call her husband. in the midnight hour. She therefore continued to call for help until she could call no longer and to wander on. Philbrook's wife. began fol- to be dark as she left her own door. where she could walk back and forth. she was doubtful what course she had come. she began to halloo. leaving It who was fatigued with labor. To go back in the dark was utterly impossible. and to remain in the woods. and reach the house at which But in this she was disappointed. retired quietly to rest. would be perilous. he immediately conjectured her situation. Having heard one afternoon. hoping to keep the direction. with the hope of being heard. and she had no path to low but one indicated by spotted trees. and ere she was aware. She dared not to sit down. supposed she had gone far enough. at borne. was ill. Morrison. after supper. she was unaShe hurried along. supposing that she had found the woman more ill than she had anticipated. On a sudden there came up a dense fog or sea turn. the wife of their nearest neighbor. she was enabled to ascertain the direction of her home and turn. She went out. lest she should become their prey. he early repaired to his neighbor's house. while prayer and praise were made her defence Her husband. she determined to keep all harm at a distance by vocal prayer. or think of taking repose. which she heard prowling at no great distance around her. ! had not been there. n there occurred a circumstance worthy of record. and learning that she derness. she conclu- ded. and started forth to rescue his lost wife. and relieved from her embarrassing situation. feeling her way in the dark. Having become bewildered. in reference to Mr. Thus early was this wil- made to resound with the praises of God. She then attempted to retrace her steps but here her perplexity was as great as before. She now made up her mind that she must . But this hope was not realized. wii!i which she had stored her mind. and thus was her soul sustained in the perils of darkness. through the night.

3. 2d range. Cogswell settled on lot No. . the first house-joiner. There were now 45 families in town. in her 94th year. Mr. Elkins No. 18 unmarried men between 16 and 60. now a sharpened This circumstance she related but a short time before her interest which showed that it made. second range of 100 acres. as it from this time. was accepted. 47 married men. Population in 1767. Among the other families who came this year. 111 females. The year 1767 was also marked by the addition of several On the 13th of February. John Gilman on the 1st gore. with a minuteness and . 139 males.74 PROPRIETARY HISTORY breakfast with her husband. important families to the settlement. stood on the lot afterwards occupied by Mr. Joseph Lougee the house. and Mr. Samuel Avery. 18. 73 boys under 16. Mr. David Elkins. None were over 60 years of age. Abner Evans. North Eastward from the present residence of Capt. John Gilman. made their return to the Proprietors. and also John Gilman. for which she had appetite. . Jeremiah Cogswell arrived with his family from Haverhill. The inhabitants having now become sufficiently numerous to hold town meetings in Gilmanton. Flanders No. Lieut. 44 married females. was in the valley near Mill Brook. the Proprietary History will. the Committee who were appointed and it to lay out the 8 lots on the North East corner of the town. On the 9th of June. 2d range of 40 acres. Lieut. The whole population amounted to 250 souls. and where she passed the night. 1. be combined with the Civil History embraces only a few incidental acts in the subsequent years. Avery No. 11. David Edgerly No. to which she was going. the father of Dea. . death. as well it might. were those of Thomas Flanders. 1st range of 100 acres. 17 6 7. Theophilus Gilman and the spot to which she wandered. David Edgerly. a very deep impression upon her mind. and 67 girls and unmarried females. Nicholas Gilman. and 1 widow. who moved in October. 21. This family lived near the late residence of Mr. Ms.

only. Names. of the Proprietors were held after this time. . 75 Occasional meetings. Summary op the Settlement by the Proprietors. as the police affairs and the annual business were managed by the inhabitants themselves. Time.OF GILMANTON. A few summary notices are all that will be added to this portion of the History.


John Oilman. Theophilus Smith. Theophilus Smith. Capt. John Oilman. Mar. Josiah Oilman. " Theo. John Robinson. Peoprietors' Selectmen. Oilman. 1733. Smith. Daniel Oilman. Capt. Benjamin Thing.OF GILMANTON. 1763. John Oilman. Benjan^/m Thing. 1729. Nicholas Pereman. Thomas Wilson. 1762. Thomas Wilson. Noah Emery. Daniel Tiling. Dea. Capt. 1761. Capt. John Oilman. 1745. Capt. 10. 1730. 11. 1734. Major John Oilman. Dudley Odlin. Dea. Benj. Maj. Thing. Capt. Theophilus Smith. Mar. Daniel Oilman. Thomas Wilson. Jonathan Wadleigh. 1740. 1766. 1746. Capt. Capt. Peter Oilman. 1765. 1757. Benjamin Thing. Capt. Oliver Smith. 1758. Oliver Smith. " 14. 1743. Peter Oilman. Oliver Smith. John Odhn. Theophilus Smith. Eliphalet Coffin. Nathaniel Oilman. Theophilus Smith. Theophilus Smith. Daniel Thing. " Josiah Oilman. Dea. 77 " Mar. Edward Oilman. William Moore. Joseph Worth. *' 9. Thomas Wilson. Mar. Jonathan Wadleigh.jr. Maj. WilMam Moore. Benjamin Thing. Ezekiel Oilman. 13. Capt. Capt. S. 1738. 1728. 1732. John Oilman. John Oilman. 1744. Benjamin Thing. Thomas Wilson. Joseph Worth. Capt. 1731. Esq. Mar. Dea. Theophilus Smith. 13. Nathaniel Oilman. Benjamin Thing. Eliphalet Coffin. 1735. Eliphalet Coffin. Smith. Mar. 1736. Capt. Eliphalet Coffin. Mar. Mar. John Oilman. 1741. Benjamin Thing. Thomas Wilson. 1764. Smith. 8. Capt. 10. Jonathan Wadleigh. 1760. Daniel Oilman. Oliver 1739. 1759. John Robinson. John Oilman. John Robinson. Daniel Thing. Jonathan Wadleigh. 1737. Mar. Nathaniel Bartlett *7 . Theop. Dea. Thomas Wilson. 8. Theophilus Smith. Benjamin Thing. Mar. Benjamin Thing. 12. Theophilus Smith. Nathaniel Oilman. Nicholas Pereman. 1742.

third range of 100 acres. Antipas Gilman. jr. Antipas Gilman. Daniel Grant. Antipas Gilman. Jeremiah Conner. Ebenezer Light. and Lemuel Rand. Ebenezer Light. Samuel Oilman. Daniel Grant. then inhabitants of the town. 17 66. William Parsons. the first town meeting was notified by Joseph Badger. Ebenezer Light. Nathaniel Bartlett. Nath'l Bartlett. Nathaniel Folsom. jr. 1757. 1763. Jeremiah Richardson. Ebenezer Light. jr. 1759. jr. Samuel Gilman. 1756. Antipas Gilman. Nathaniel Bartlett. 1755. Robert Light. Nathaniel Bartlett. jr. Ebenezer Light. Antipas Gilman. 1758. Summersbee Gilman. Richard Sinkler. Ebenezer Light. now owned . Samuel Gilman. Samuel Gilman. Daniel Grant. CIVIL HISTORY Theophilus Smith. 1764. Nathaniel Folsom. Antipas Gilman. Thomas Taylor. The meeting was held at the dwelling house of Samuel Gilman. his Majesty's Justice of the Peace . viz. who lived on lot No. 1761. Jonathan Gilman. 1753. Samuel Gilman. 1748. Ebenezer Light. were the following. Nathaniel Folsom. Jude Bean. 8.. Esq. jr. Samuel Melcher. Nathaniel Bartlettj Ebenezer Light.. CIVIL HISTORY. 1765.. Antipas Gilman.^ Jonathan Brown. Daniel Grant. Daniel Grant. petitioners for this meeting. Theophilus Smith. jr. It appears from the town Records. Stephen Dudley. 1750. Nathaniel Folsom.78 1747. Antipas Gilman. Noah Emery. the same having been The petitioned for. Samuel Parsons. jr. Ebenezer Light. Antipas Gilman. Nathaniel Folsom. Nathaniel Bartlett. Nathaniel Folsom. Samuel Gilman. 1751. John Sanborn.. Jethro Pearson. Daniel Grant. jr. Daniel Grant. Daniel Grant.. Daniel Grant. 1762. Noah Emery. 1749. Nathaniel Folsom. Daniel Grant. Daniel Grant. Nathaniel Bartlett. 1752. jr. Samuel Ladd. by ten or more of his Majesty's subjects. Ebenezer Light. 1766. Nathaniel Folsom. 1760. 1766. 1754. Samuel Gilman. Nathaniel Folsom. jr.. Nathaniel Folsom. that on the 31st of July. Daniel Grant. Nathaniel Folsom.

1767. Eliphalet and Edward Gilman. and each day's work was fixed at 3s. Selectmen. Selectmen. at the dwelling house of Stephen Dudley. and during the year. and Joseph Badger. were also settlers of the same year. the first physician. Esq. and Matthias Sawyer on the '25tii of the same month. At this meeting. Capt. On the 12th of the following March. to be expended on the highways. and to allow 35. Town Clerk. 17 added 6 8. father of Jeremiah Wilson. Dudley Young. by Capt. Antipas Gilman in November following. 1769. Joseph Badger. some important and valuable citizens were to the infant settlement. per day for a man and 3s. It is said that. who arrived on the 15th of October. Town Clerk. 79 for several years. Winthrop Gilman. Nathaniel Wilson. and on the first week in March. among whom was Dr. and Col. Stephen Dudley was chosen Moderator. the first annual town meeting was held at the dwelling house of Orlando Weed. at the same place. and Joseph Badger.. on the £ to the constables for collecting the tax- 17 6 9. Simeon Bean and Daniel Stevens. Samuel and Abner Clough on the 2'2d. It was voted to raise £50 lawful money. Jonathan Brown. on lot No. John Sanborn and John Mudgett. Andrew Glidden and Jonathan Bachelder became citizens. Joseph Badger. The annual town meeting was on the 10th of March.OF GILMANTON. In the year 1768. William Smith. also es. was raised to be expended upon the roads. arrived. second range of 100 acres. at this meeting all the voters could stand on one plank. and which has occupied for been a training field. On the last week in February. at which 18 shillings lawful money. 10. A second town meeting was held on the 15th of September. At this meeting Joshua . Winslow Page. The annual town meeting in this year was held on the 9th of March. on each poll. for a yoke of oxen. 3c/. At this meeting. now owned by Samuel and Thomas Potter. Summershee Gil- man was chosen Moderator. father of Dea. John Sanborn and Stephen Dudley. Ebenezer Page. 17 6 7.

and Dr. or It is by men on inconvenience. the Proprietors held their last meeting in Exeter. repeatedly brought a bushel of corn at a time on his shoulder from ExThe same may also have been true eter. The^rs^ school house was erected in accordance with this vote. and Joseph Badger was appointed Clerk. said that of some others. a distance of 40 miles. had some It appears that the new Clerk of the Proprietors. 17 In 1770. June. their backs. At this meeting also some very important measures were adopted. since owned and occupied by the late John Ham. commenced operaThe annual town tions and established themselves as citizens. Edward Scribner Mudgett. In the autumn of this 7th year of the settlement. and to locate one of them near Lemuel Mr. Rand's house was on the road leading from Parish's Tavern towards the Iron Works on the left-hand side. through Gilmanton. lower 100 acres. meeting was held on the 8th of March. among which was a vote to hire a school master 8 months the ensuing year a vote to fall 20 acres of trees on the Parsonage and School lots to raise £100 to defray town charges. on lot No. They also by vote. John Buzzell. where Capt. 1770. Allen. 7 0. an office to which he was annually re-elected 24 years successively. . Esq. lived on lot No. tavern house now stands. Rand Rand's. second range. refused to make the " Province Road. Dudley Young and John Mudgett were chosen Selectmen. Reuben Jonathan Clark and Simeon Hatch. on hand sleds in the winter. that in future the meetings of the Proprietors should be held in Gilmanton. and from Concord and other places. Town Clerk. on horse-back from Exeter. for the following charge is difficulty in obtaining the Records . At this meeting £20 were raised to deOn the 5th of fray the expense of the town school this year. second rango of lower 100 acres. 5. at a great Jeremiah Richardson.80 CIVIL HISTORY Bean. Gilman Kelly now lives. there came Provisions were brought a severe frost and cut off all the crops. William Smith. at Jonathan Edgerly's. and was near the spot where the . and also to build two school houses. and to raise £15 to defray the expense. by an act of the General Court. . 8. Mr. At this meeting they voted.^^ which had been laid out from Portsmouth to Canada.

81 found in the Treasurer's accounts. per pound for collectexpired. 1770. Rev. were appointed to lay out the Shares of the two Governors.. Josiah Gihnan. During the year. and the town of Gilmanton.. and deliver them to Joseph Badger. the^?-s^ Innholder'm the town." and on the 6th of Nov. at the house ol" Col. John Dudley and Antipas Gilman. William Parsons and Antipas Gilman. and Proprietors' books. Joseph Badger. Wenlworth this being the amount comprised in each Proprietor's . 5d. 17 7 1. Paine Smith and John Allen. and 500 to Lieut. of the first gore. line between Gilmanton and Barnstead Joseph Badger. Tilton now lives. nearly opposite where Richard C. an assessment was made by the Selectmen upon all the lands in Gilmanton of £331 9s. Antipas Gilman. explain the Plan of the town. were chosen a Committee to attend General Court. Ebenezer Smith and Antipas Gilprietors man. the former Clerk. 1770. was now embraced within the limits of Strafford County. to going to Portsmouth to ask advice how to get the Records. " June. share. moved into the place. and to show that the line between Gilmanton and Barnstead there is no need of a Committee of General is plain. Col. if there be any mistake in the numbering of the lots of the Masonian shares. and in reference to the for Ebenezer Smith. 500 acres to Gov. . made in relation to the Masonian shares. Shute. Gov.OF GILMANTON. On the 1st of June. were appointed to see that the bounds between Barnstead and Gilmanton. and give him a receipt for the same. Gilman's house was on lot No. . Strafford County was formed. The article to see what the town will raise to hire a Minister. and that Court in reference to these subjects. ing taxes. On the 19th of March. were appointed to receive the Books containing the Records from Dr. 1771. was dismissed the term of the Proprietors' engagements to furnish preaching not having yet Voted to allow the constable 6d. 2. are kept up. viz. the It further appears that some complaints had been present Clerk. or of any others. it . The annual meeting was held on the 14th of March. 12s. Samuel and David Fifield. which had heretofore belonged to Rockingham County. . Ebenezer Smith and Antipas Oilman of said town. and to lay out as many lots as will supply the Proalso Joseph Badger.

In 1772. was chosen Treasurer. The No. 10. . in the third seph Badger. and draw for the Proprietors. Joseph Avery. Esqrs. be a Committee to draw the numbers that still remain in the boxes for Proprietors. in the fourth range of the second division of 40 acres. and Dea. Proprietors voted to give Samuel Norris 30 acres of lot 100 acres Upper Parish. their agents to prosecute in law the bonds of those settlers. 43. Joseph Badger. and Antipas Gilman be a Committee to sell the same. and Antipas Gilman. and to . as compensation for his share drawn.. They also voted that the Rev.82 CIVIL HISTORY being the tax ordered by the General Court of the Province. The Proprietors at their meeting on the 17th of June. appointed Joseph Badger and Ebenezer Smith.) were entered as Ministerial lots instead of 41 and 42 in the fourth range as first chosen. Esqrs. it being understood were to hire preaching for the first ten years. Ebenezer Bachelder was designated as the agent Joto put his hand into the box. The town had now been settled 10 years. most of which was found to be in a pond. 17 at 7 2. Esqrs. sell so much public land as would meet this expense and that Ebenezer Smith. and from this time immigration became very rapid and continued to increase until the commencement of the Revolutionary War. Isaac Bachelder. and Ebenezer Smith. No. William Parsons. Esq. 3. who have The 15th of Oct. to pay Richard Jenness and John McDuffie. Benjamin Weeks and Elisha Weed. tax on the Masonian shares. Lowell Sanborn. Esq. The article respecting the the house of Stephen Dudley. Philip Paine. that the Proprietors employing of a minister was again dismissed. Israel Farrar moved into town in March. Voted to Joseph Badger the remainder of the same lot No. James Folsom. became inhabitants this year. range and 43. for making the Province Road through this town. and Antipas Gilman. was appointed as the day to not drawn. The Proprietors voted to pay the Province Road Sept. the annual town meeting was on the 12th of March. John Marsh. (now Gilford. draw. as 3j fifth range. also Edward Smith. of compensation for collecting the Province Road tax. who did not fulfill their engagement to settle.

Col. Esq. Isaiah Also. Hill. Rev. John Allen. Isaac Smith first preached to the Congrega. also voted the same satisfaction for the Peaked Hill Road. Samuel Shepard of Brentwood. Gilman was the first adult male. Congregational Church for the use A was organized. Jeremiah Conner. which was afterwards greatly strengthened by the labors of Dr. and one by individuals for the accommodation of the Baptists. was ordained At the annual meeting on the 10th of March. In March.. Mr. George Dennett. Samuel Greely. Reuben Allen and John Weeks were set off for a separate . Rev. on the 11th of March. Robert Moulton. 1773. Jasper Elkins. 83 17 7 3. David Edgerly. Samuel and Daniel Clough. and Col. . the first merchant. ett. Jotham Gilman. who occasionally visited the town and some time in the autumn of the same year. Samuel Dudley. Joseph Bryant. who died in the town and his grave is yet to be seen on land owned by the late John Shepard. Lieut. George Weymouth. jr. Isaac Smith. Joshua Gilman with his sons. and John Dudley now commenced operations for themselves. Samuel and Nicholas Gilraan Joseph Huckins. On the S^d of May. besides over it. Charles Currier. of the Congregationalists. The following settlers also came in the course of the year. Mr. Ebenezer Eastman. Lieut. and a minister. the Rev. At the annual town meeting. Noah Dow. voted to build a school house at Peaked And at a meeting on the 18th of April. Samuel Hatch. and Simeon Copp came April 14. tional people of the town. Peter Folsom moved into town. leaving a family consisting of a wife and 7 children. the usual town business. 7 4. the town voted to give the range way to those whose land is crossed by the Province Road . Benjamin Weeks.OP GILMANTOK. Joshua. Matthias. viz. year 1774 was one of great importance in the History of Two meeting houses were erected one by the town . 17 The the town. Thomas Mudg. a Baptist Church was gathered. a physician and preacher. Peter. Peter Folsom. In November of this year. Isaac Smith. Orlando Weed. Thomas Mudgett. Samuel Hatch. John and Samuel Weeks. William Sibley. Joseph Bryant. Nicholas Gilman died of consumption.

had chosen a Committee of Correspondence with the other Colonies on their common danThe result was a detergers. and Nathaniel Folsom and John Sullivan were chosen to second New Hampshire in the First American Congress. and elected John Sullivan and John Langdon to the Second ConThey also appointed a Committee of Cortinental Congress. Jonathan Dow. At the appointed time. and the means of averting them.84 CIVIL HISTORY School District. John Shepard. in which struggle Gilmanton bore an honorable part. the annual town meeting. now Iron Works Village. on Congress. Voted to lay out a road from Meredith Bridge to Sanbornton. on account of its Revolutionary spirit. Hampshire Assembly. account of the gloomy aspect of the times. Solomon Kenneson. and have paid their tax to that society. the several Colonies were called upon to send Representatives The New to meet in Philadelphia on the 5th of September. 17 At ted to 7 5. inviting them to send deputies to meet in Convention at Exeter. a Convention of 85 delegates was convened. A Convention of delegates met at Exeter. Wentworth. which had been prorogued by Gov. it was voNorth Road through the town.. and to be taught at Orlando Weed's. it was agreed shall to leave out of the Minister tax all persons who produce a certificate from the Wardens of the Baptist Church. which was observed with religious solemnity in most of the towns. Also. General Congress of the American Colonies. so called. 2. New Hampshire Assembly in 1774. Samuel Osgood. to be called No. mination to assume a United Government. At the opening of this season. to choose Representatives to the First They also appointed a day of fasting and prayer. on the Broad Road. and to convene a For this purpose. and Enoch Bean became inhabitants. nevertheless proceeded to write to every town. Jacob Tucker. and that the people at Avery Toion. and though commanded by the Governor to disperse. came together at the call of the Committee of Correspondence. the Revolutionary War commenThe ced. Benjamin Huckins. in Jan. 1775. that they have attended that meeting three-fourths of the time. have their part of school kept among them. represent . so called. on the 9th of make and finish the March. Ezekiel Hoit.

Antipas Oilman was appointed by the town of Gilmanton. The Convention took a bold stand. heights of Charlestown. a distance of not less than 40 miles. on the 17th of June. after hostlHties had commenced at Lexington. in her arms. an infant. voted to raise 9000 men for the Army. and yet not willing to believe it. the anxious wife of Lieut. but the fate of her husband was not yet known. in field. commanded a company in the battle of Bunker Hill. appointed a new Secretary and Treasurer of the Province. and that her husband was slain. a third Convention was convened at Exeter. When she arrived at her father's. and adopted energetic measures for the support of the American cause. volunteered and marched forth to the rescue. They resolved to assume the Government of the Colony. with no mode of conveyance but on horse-back. Leaving her infant with a friend. Eastman. and with no friend to accompany her. Lieut. she proceeded to incident connected with this .OF GILMANTONv 85 At the request of re^pondence to watch over the pubhc safety. which consisted of delegates from 102 towns. the news of the battle was confirmed. and chose a Committee of Supplies for the Army. she retired from meeting to her home. it was announced that a battle had been fought. To this Convention. 12 of the inhabitants ol Gilmanton. and possessed. the hardy and independent sons of these forests did not in But feel contented in those Revolutionary times. was attending public worship at the usual place. The following interesting was published in one of the " While the battle was raging on the newspapers in 1832. only a few weeks. as it was afterwards ascertained. in the absence of the captain. which served as the Executive of the Province. but a track to be followed in some places by spots on the trees of the forest she left home with her only child. This officer. 8 . with no road to travel even. made some hasty arrangements. Frantic with grief at the news she had heard. in the recess of the Convention. for it seemed to be only a vague report. together with the people of the While town. very extensive powers. in May. this Committee. event. meet the enemy They were ready to Accordingly. Ebenezer Eastman at their head. they were there assembled. soon after the news of the battle at Lexington reached town. and a Committee of Safety. to wind her way as she might to her father's house in Brentwood. Col. with merely delibthe erating the councils of their country.

he had but just replied. An explanation of the report of the battle's reaching Gilmanton. of at least 90 miles. Privates. sent upon Breed's The men entered upon the Hill to throw up an entrenchment. Eastman and his company were a part of the detachinent. Major Andrew McClary of Epsom. Lieut. behind a fence.. troops under Col.lhe night preceding the battle. there should be a relief every rule adopted in labor was that two hours." After the retreat was accomplished. Kinsman's company on the 23d of April. and found her husband alive. Joshua Danforth. whence " they sorely galled the British as they advanced to the attack. son of Thomas Currier." Lieut. that the roaring of the cannon was heard at a surprising distance and in the feverish state of the public mind. Stephen Dudley. work with great energy. Eastman's company. Thomas Frohock. Jonathan. that " the ball was not yet cast. Eastman that he was exposed to be cut down by the enemy's cannon. John Mudgett. on the left wing of the Army. and were discharged on the Jst day of August. by the time the news 50 100 miles. Benjamin. and continued digging Irom 12 o'clock until the dawn of day. son of John Cotton. into a battle. by which every movement of iiad travelled the enemy was or magnified. having been in the service 3 months and 16 days. which was to kill him.. being posted with the rest of the N. a distance. Eastman as his attendant. when they had completed a redoubt 8 rods square. did not occupy any part of the entrenchment. Dudley and Levi Hutchinson. Stark. Corporal. Lieut. is a list of their names. is to be found in the fact. as they then travelled. Lieutenant. Eastman and his men were enrolled in Capt. To the suggestion of took Lieut. having occasion to return across Charlestown Neck. H. on the very day on which it was fought. and Major The .who were. Thomas Flanders. and Nathaniel. Jr. Joscs Moulton. 2d Sergeant ." when there was a flash from a floating vessel. S6 CIVIL HISTORY Charlestown. John Folsom. slain. and cut them down by whole ranks at once. Ebenezer Eastman. among whom was Thomas Frohock from Gilmanton. Edivard Sinkler. still continuing to play upon their course. But some of them. however. son of John The following Fox. and in good health. refused to take relief. And was that individ- uals should be as that the mentioned as having been just as natural human mind is prone to exaggerate.

Males under 16 years of age. On the 1st of December.. Jeremiah Richardson. month of died. Later in the season. a very worthy a widow and two children. Joseph Philbrook. Orlando Weed. all died of what was called the " Camp Fever . Daniel Folsom. They consisted of Joseph Badger. and Samuel Dudley.. Corporal. 177-5. Nathaniel Dow. Eliphalet Oilman. 1776. 151 males above 50. Jonathan .OF GILMANTON. James Folsom. David Clough. the town was divided by the Selectmen and Committee of Safety into two Militia Companies. Jr. Fifer. and swept off several very val- individual buried in the grave-yard. and Jonathan Ross. and Ebenezer Page. . Samuel Fifield. Thomas Currier. Simon Clough. Edward Oilman. Captain. In July of this year. Jonathan Clark. Jonathan James. . 16 persons gone into the Army. he left him gasping in death. Bradbury Sinkler. fell by Eastman's side. He . Robert Tibbetts. The ball the abdomen. of which the following is the result. . near the First Meeting House. first 7 6. 238 males from 16 to 50. Among the settlers of this year. Richard Sinkler. tearing him to pieces. Ste- phen Dudley. . Jr." a disease which prevailed as an epidemic. 16 soldiers were enlisted from the town of Oilmanton to reinforce the Northern Army. Samuel Oilman. and Joshua Sinkler. William Smith. John Parsons. A Committee of five were on the 17th of July. Paul Bickford. chosen for the purpose of preserving the peace and good order of society. and mmediately returned to the main body of the Army. . Stephen and David Bean. 357 negroes and slaves. at the time of his death. 17 In the citizen. according to an act of the Provincial Congress. A second census was taken by order of the Provincial Congress. . 87 had passed through McClary of life. Drummer. composed this Committee.. John Avery. were Benjamin Oilman. Privates. Ensign. uable citizens. He was the tional Congregahad been one of the Selectmen was. Robert Glidden. Stephen Huckins. 4. and Dr. 12 the whole number of females. and leaving scarcely a sign After tying around his mangled body the only handker- chief he had in his possession. Sept. leaving May. 25. Jr. one of the Building Committee of the Meeting House and was a Lieutenant in the Militia.

88 Marstin. Jr. They were out 3 months and 8 days. the town voted that the 16 soldiers. which office he held by re-elections for 9 years.. On the 13th of March. Samuel Gilman. at the house of William Parsons. a Constitution or Plan ney. 17 On each enlisted last July 7 7.. inforce the CIVIL HISTORY Magoon. Moses Miles. Robert Bryant. formed principally at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. to be sent from this county. Nathaniel Badger. of Government was adopted. in Col. John Drake. Army. Joseph Osgood. and Meshech Weare of Hampton Falls was appointed President of the Province. Also votes were cast for er. John Worth. Jr. On the 22d of November. two members of the Council. Jr. Esq. William Sibley. both for Representatives and Counsellors. The candidates. Bedell's Regiment. Joseph Smith. be paid 8 dollars tax . Joseph Mudgett. William Tilton. and was very arduous and important to 6s. Samuel Maloon. paid each for travelling expenses. to meet in Exeter in December of this year. the men. was held for the first be expended to purchase amthe annual town meeting time at the Congregational Meeting Houses £30 . and marched under Washington to New York. was unanimously chosen. Ezekiel Moulton. Samuel Osgood. were to be men possessed of real estate to the amount of £200. They went to reArmy in Canada. 6d. for the Northern Department. Capt. man by and that munition. and Barzilla Hinds were settlers of this year. Benjamin There were 93 in the company. The following is a list of John Moody. Stephen WellSj Levi Hutchinson. Lemuel Rand. to continue in force during the War. the 20th of January. and of their Their service was perin advance. and were out 3 months and 8 days. Eben" ezer Garland. John Rawlings. David Bean. They were £7 wages each £10 55. It went immediately into operation. John Dow. the country. lawful moAt this Assembly or Convention. joined the During the same year. a town meeting was held in connection with the town of Barnstead. John Taylor. Thomas Frohock. Winthrop Durgin. John Moody enlisted 20 men. for the choice of a Representative to the AssemJoseph Badgbly. Elisha Hutchinson.. John Mudgett.. Jonathan Burleigh. Captain . Privates. Pearson Smith.

and Ensign Samuel Fifield. and that the Selectmen be empowered to contract with Jonathan Folsom in relation to making improvements on the School lot in Dea. they were required to be ready at a . 20 men obtained by this Committee. Antipas Oilman. Me. in all 20 men for the Continental Army. well. Nathaniel Wilson were chosen a Committee of Safety for Gilman- ton. William. Sargeant Currier. they shall have an order from the Selectmen upon the Constable for their tax.. Benjamin Cotton. : The EzeJciel Gilmoii. lid. Capt. Lieut. Stephen Dudley. Thomas Piper. year for the above enlistment. Capt. David Muclgett.OF GILMANTON. Noah Dow. the town ciiose Dudley Young. Thomas Bail. Ambrose Thurston. On the 23d of June. Joseph Badger.. Jeremiah Cogsthe upper Parish. Jonathan Hazelton. Summersbee Oilman. Ensign Samuel Fifield. 89 It was voted that £20 be laid out to clear the Parsonage lot. so as to be freed from paying the solThese persons made : diers. Edward Oilman. John Doiv. Four Regiments of minute men. or during the War. Thomas Currier. the town met to make arrangements to 20 men. John Sanborn. and Capt. Pearson Huntress of Conway. Jr. Willey. shall be allowed so far that if it shall appear to the Committee that they have done their full proportion in this War. A Committee was chosen to join the Militia Officers in raising the men. the proportion assigned to the town towards for out 3 Regiments in this State making the Continental Army. and empowered to agree with them for any sum they should This Committee consisted of Stephen Dudjudge reasonable. hired by the town. Ebenezer Eastman. ley. Capt.. Jonathan Fullerton of Clifford. Capt. Lieut. this The tax enlisted for 3 years. Lieut. to regulate the prices of things in the town. Jr. following are the viz. Joses Moidton. Lieut. William Parsons. Samuel Ladd. Leaiuel Rand. Moses Miles. fact that as they were called from the minute's warning. Fryeburg. John Clough. of Nottingham. all of Oilmanton . Summersbee Oilman. Ensign John Dudley. and it was agreed that those persons who have heretofore gone into the service. David Kingston. was £545 Os. On raise the 1st of April. Raymond. John Taylor. Nathaniel Dow. and John Welsh. Joseph Badger.

a company of these was called from Gilmanton and vicinty into the service. Aug. Stark's Brigade. Thomas Stickney's Regiment in Gen. joined Col. which turned the fortunes of the British Commander. at Bennington. Nathaniel Wilson's Company. 1777. A. and led the way to the speedy surrender of his whole Army to the American ForThis service did great honor to the military valor of the ces. 15. from the 22d day of July. They fell in with the enemy. Pay Roll ofCapt. both days included. and occupied the right wing in that well fought battle. D.90 CIVIL HISTORY had been enlisted out of the Militia of the State. ' . This company. and in July. Names. consisting of 35 men. 1777. The following is a copy of the Pay Roll of the Company. Rank. under the command of Capt. Nathaniel Wilson. Thomas Stickney's Regiment and Gen. 1777. of Col. John Stark's Brigade in the defence of the Western frontiers from the ravages of Burgoyne's Army. to the '22d day of September. town.


and their country's freedom secured. they became terrible foes to the Crown in the war of the Revolution. — JosiAH TiLTON. never faltered in the privations of the camp. Moses Danford. They also instructed their Representative to vote for a full and free representation of all the people in this State to meet in Convention to form a permanent plan of Government for the State. formerly a fact worthy of notice. Nor would they lay or amidst the dangers of the battle-field. and gained such credit in the engagements at Bunker Hill. and at Peaked Hill. and it was from the fact of their having been trained up in such a school. of Concord. Col. a Committee the 19th of January. at Nehemiah Lougee's. were from these companies of Rangers . Many is of the officers besides Gen. March 12. absent in the army. and voted that Moses Morrill have the liberty of getting Iron Ore on any of the Proprietors' common lands. engaged in the Revolutionary service. Joshua Remits mill. at Avery town. that the school be kept at six places . provided . and having been inured to hardships and accustomed to the Indian mode of warfare. the town chose of the non-commissioned officers and sol- diers. Nearly every captain and probably all the higher officers. down their arms till their Independence was achieved. to frame a Constitution. Smith's. diers in this battle. Stark and some of the sol- belonged to Rogers^ Rangers. agreeably to a resolve of the Council and Assembly of the State of New Hampshire. at Dr. for 8 years. The Proprietors held a meeting on the 5th of June. Bennington and else where. It men made powerful allies for the British cause in the French War. Joseph Badger was chosen Representative to meet in Convention at Concord. and Anthony Potter. The New Hampshire troops led on by the choice spirits of the Rangers. are supplied with the necessaries of life. Captain. manton. or ponds. Enoch Bagley. and Levi Shaw of GilA true Return. near Robert Moulton's. 1777. that while these 17 On to see that the families 7 8. who from New Hampshire. At the annual town meeting. on the 10th day of June. that they exhibited such coolness. Loudon. bravery and valor.92 CIVIL HISTORY Swain. 1778. It was further voted. July 17.

Caleb James. became inhabitants of the town. Hezekiah Beede. paid to the town to aid In finishing the Congregational Meeting House. 18. Proprietors. Capt. this Committee reported the to pay them. Jr. Benjamin and James Huckins. John Moody were appointed to hire the soldiers wanted from this town. amounting to £757 O5. 9B that his works be erected and fitted to go into operation in 12 months from this day. Ebenezer Eastman appeared and On the 16th of July. six hundred pounds were highways. Lieut.OF GILMANTON. On the 30th of November. agreeably to the recomA tax was raised at this meeting mendation of the Convention. John Marsh and Moses Page settled this year. Joseph Meloon. votes for two members of the Council as before. On the 8th of November. . annual town meeting. and chose Joseph Badger. to pay those who had already done service. Isaac sued for his taxes for the year 1778. Dr. 8d. Orlando Weed and William Parsons. lower 100 acres. Joseph Badger. Samwas set oft' . also carried David Weed. and gave a deed on the 29th This sum was by vote of the of July. Paul Bickford. for £180 lawful money. and who continued in the service. Representative to the Assembly to meet at Exeter. There was no call for soldiers from Gilmanton this year. on the third Wednesday in December. Moses Stevens was to hire soldiers. Col. the towns of Gilmanton and Barnstead again convened at the house of William Parsons. and £5 per day were allowed for a man for and the same oxen. 17 At the uel Greely's school district raised for 7 9. Nathaniel Wilson and Capt. Jonathan Hill. and to raise £1119 Is. paid a fine for not serving as constable. second range. Joseph Osgood. except the 20 men who enlisted for three years. to fix ihepiices of things. Bachelder. which they sold to him accordingly. were authorized to sell to him lot No. Moses Stevens. at any price On the 30th of July. The town voted to employ them. 1779. Joseph Young. there was a town meeting to choose a Committee. March 11. names of men who could be hired. Reuben Perkins. with privilege of the stream thereon. . Edward Folsom. to make up the Conand then lay a tax on the town tinental Battalions.

over and above what the State gives. and the remainder. (i £ 3 s. vol. and a day's work fixed A supply of beef for at £12 for a man and the same for oxen. Oct. 255. ({. 83 6 8 80 66 13 4 57 2 10 36 7 3 33 6 8 32 5 1 10 4 1 7 5 1 10 9 8 7 6 6 4 7 4 12 I 1 1 3 2 13 2 10 2 ti 1 6 8 C 8 6 8 18 1 16 16 3 8 8 9 5 1 15 16 8 3 2 8 1 11118 1 13 4 1 1 2 2 1 20 18 3 6 11 15 15 5 5 11 4 18 4 6 4 3 6 7 6 3 3 10 9 1 9 10 6 4 18 17 3 3 Hist. on the 22d inst. raised to 8 0. reserved for a mill privilege. 28. d. II. Nov..was appointed a delegate to the Convention contemplated in Concord. 90 18 May 31.94 CIVIL HISTORY At a meeting of the town on the twentieth of September. 1780. if any. Joseph Badgei. Sept. 30. Coll. and that Ebenezer Smith be the agent to sell said lots. so far as needed. 31.* This Convention was proposed by a letter received from the Selectmen of Portsmouth. March 9th. 1778. i. 31. £ 30 28 2G 25 25 25 23 22 21 s. July 31 Aug. 87 14 15 11 3 4 5 4 2 9 10 1 4 1 2 3 3 1 8 1 3 1 1 9 2 2 13 2 4 June 30. was called for during the summer. 1779. that five bushels of corn shall be paid to each soldier per month. 30. the town met and authorized the Selectmen to It was voted provide the beef and to pay for the same in corn. be laid out in clearing the main road from said bridge to the first Parish. 1781.iOO paper in 1777 equal to £100 silver. 17 At the annual town meeting. 31. also. be sold. q. the highway tax was on the single head or poll. to consider the sinking state of the currency. 31. £s 1 1 d. £ s. April 30. p. in the dghth range. except 5 acres at the Wears. q. the third of July. d. . d. Dec. Jan. who goes into this present campaign. and the money obtained for them be laid out for building Gilmanton's part of the bridge over the river at the Wears. £ 13 11 s. The Proprietors voted that lots No. and that the mill privilege be given to the people in that part of the town £24 * The following Table will show the scale of the gradual depreciation of the CONTINENTAL MONEY. 100 Feb. 31. 96 3 94 G Mar. d. q. On the Continental Army. May 10. 4 and 6.

and its appearance and effects were not unlike those described in The morning was cloudy. and Moses Nichlast division of lots. and the cattle collected Lights were round the barn-yards. 1781. and Col. 8. it was Continental Army. ols by appointment. agreed to choose a delegate to the Convention at Concord. John Swett. to meet the town expenses. called July 6th. to fill up the Continenvide the . held the lots and drew for the Proprietors. Josiah Robinson. the l'2th of February. Joseph Badger. as at the approach of night. Jeremiah Smith. Esq. Charles Rundlett. and other portions of New England. the annual meeting.in At the Continental Army. The night folnecessary at dinner and through the afternoon. the Proprietors met again and voted to accept the report of the Committee to lay out the This division was drawn. and on the 6th of December. and those who were from home. Edward Fifield. 17 On sufficient to hire the 8 1. came the day before the dark day. another 75. The number of deaths this year was 7 one man aged 85. Ebenezer Smith. the town voted to raise money quota of men called for from Gilmanton.OF GILMANTON. ped in gloom Fowls went to roost. Voted. though well acquainted with the roads. The 19th of May. way of distinction the dark day. At for the purpose of forming a Constitution for the State. May 7th. could not without extreme This has been called by difficulty find their own dwellings.. were appointed to lay out the common land yet left unsurveyed. the town raised £1200 lawful money. it was voted to hire the soldiers needed from Gilmanton. and chose a Committee to hire them. and a young man 20 years old died in the Army. and authorized the Selectmen to pro- beef required as this town's proportion to supply the At a meeting of the town. Antipas Oilman. The settlers of this year were Samuel Elkins. and the 10th lot in the 13th range of 100 acres. be hereby given and granted for the use of the ministry forever. and Benjamin French. that the 13th lot in the 7th range of 100 acres. 95 forever. another meeting of the town. was remarkable for its uncommon darkness. Abiathar SanStephen Gale born. Mar. lowing the darkness was so intense. All was wrapbetween 10 and 11 o'clock darkness came on. that the sky could not be distinguished from the ground. ! . Esq.

Benjamin Stevens. 17 8 2. Daniel Gale. Ebenezer Smith should be called upon to sell the two lots voted him by the Proprietors of Gilmanton. At the annual town meeting. Rev. and they were discharged Nov. Dea.96 CIVIL HISTORY tal Army. was appointed to examine the Constitution formed by the Convention at Concord. William Parsons. John Bradbury. Col. Ezekiel Oilman. John Chase. for the town in the last War. a portion of the militia was called consisting of Peter Gilman. John Moody. it was agreed that Col. Stephen Gilman. Reuben Perkins. Moses . James Allen. Samuel Folsom Gilman and Nathaniel Webster. Stephen Dudley. 6. Josiah Weeks. Nicholas Gilman. George Montgomery. 6. son of James Chase. Samuel Sibley. 1781. a Committee consisting of Gen. during his service in the War lor the town. Joseph Badger and Benjamin Woodbridge Dean. In September of this year. 1781. Six hundred pounds were put into the hands of Joseph Badger to carry on the suit between Moses Stevens and the town. into the service. having been out two months. son of William Sibley. Voted to give to Ezekiel Gilman £6 yearly. Daniel Evans. to build half the bridge over the Winnipissiogee River. The service commenced Sept. shall he exempted from in which the town may be exposed. The settlers were Benjamin Woodbridge Dean. and it that the they are out. On the 7th of January. Kdward Bean and Joseph Crosby. above Abraham Folsom's Mills. the town on the 24th of June voted not to furnish further soldiers for the War. Voted to leave it to Col. on the 14th of March. case soldiers are not obtained. The marriages recorded this year were 8. Abraham Folsom. The Independence of the United States having been now acknowledged by Great Britain. Joseph Badger. 3d Sergeant. Antipas Gilman. Elisha Swett. in addition to town will pay them wages for the time what they may draw from the State. 1782. And was further agreed that those who are disposed to class among themselves and any penalty to furnish soldiers. Col. Capt. and on the 17th the town voted to reject the form of Government recommended by this Constitution. Ebenezer Smith and Joseph Roberts to say what the town shall allow the men who hired George Montgomery to serve as a Continental soldier. Ensign.

pay his attendance and 8 hoivls of toddy ! and pay Montgomery between them. The town 7 men in the Army during the War. Jonathan Taylor. Although when the Test Act was presented in 1776. '' Four months' pay of a soldier would not buy his family a bushel of wheat. and grazed his elbow and by another. it was £33249 4*. Orf. A very liberal spirit was manifested by the town towards the families of the soldiers. that the Continental War tax. and John Dow.OF GILMANTON. The inhabitants of the town also submitted to the oppressive taxation cheerfully. 97 Stevens recovered judgment against the town in the suit pending Voted to accept the Report of Col. thirty-Jive of the . including officers and soldiers. William Hamblet. who was killed instantly by a ball which pierced through his body. who was with them. made Nov. at some time during the war . and in the more . Robinson Smith. A ball from the enemy passed through his coat. of the town. the tax made for the War was £27412 145. who was wounded. being buoyed up continually by the hope of liberty and independence. number of men. narrowly escaped. Joseph Ham. the town voted the soldiers additional pay. Joseph Morrill. and the pay of a Colonel would not purchase oats for his horse. James Head. and. but the period of their service is not defined by any documents now at hand." But they submitted to the distress and privation without a murmu)-. as well as among the people at home. finally. what was paid Nehemiah Leavitt. 1780. Henry Danforth. The were following soldiers in the service not mentioned in the preceding lists. and London Daily. In May. 1781. severe and toilsome campaigns. The expense of the War to the town was great. 1779. John Cotton. the whole 3 captains. Am* mi Choat. of Gilmanton lost .. This caused great distress and embarrassment in the Army. 8. BenThese make jamin Libbey. was £1119 Is. 4 sergeants. and in September. Smith. and 4 corporals. among whom was Joses Moulton. 2 ensigns. Their names are Nehemiah Leavitt. Provision was made for their support and comfort in the absence of their husbands. James Horn. a colored man. John Taylor. So rapid was the depreciation of paper money. with great unanimity. 125 2 lieutenants. George Montgomery. and afterwards by fording a river. took cold and died. Jabez James. the breech of his gun was shot away.

Joseph Badger. do hereby solemnly engage and promise we will. Jr. Robert Moulton. Jonathan James. Jacob Kelly. David Bean. Ezekiel Hoit. The together with the names of those citizens of The act was adopted by Congress. Stephen Bean. Selectmen. Samuel Gilman. . Joshua Gilman. and signed and returned Aug. David Fifield. William Sibley. Joshua Gilman. who signed it." Signed by 115 citizens. to the utmost of our power. Gilmanton. Peter Gilman. Thomas Flanders. John Haines. Jr. Daniel Stevens. Joseph Huckins. they express their willingness to be assessed to aid in bearing the expense of the War. 1776. William Smith. Joseph Badger. Many of them afterwards caught the Revolutionary and actually entered the Army. following is a copy of the Test Act passed by the Amercan Congress. the subscribers. but in their remonstrance to the Government. with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United Colonies. Samuel Fifield. Ebenezer Eastman^ Daniel Folsom. George Dennett. Samuel Greely. certified by Edward Smith and John Sanborn. Joseph Huckins. Peaslee Badger. Jonathan Folsom. at the risk of our lives and fortunes. Jr. John Moody. refusing from conscientious scruples to sign it- yet none of them refused to be taxed to maintain the struggle for independence. Jacob Tucker. 28. that "We. Ephraim Morrill. in which they assign the reasons of their dissent. and presented to the people in every town for spirit. John Parsons. 1776. Benjamin Huckins. Matthias Sawyer. Association Test Paper. April 12. James Huckins.98 CIVIL HISTORY citizens dissented. Benjamin James. Israel Farrar. Jr. Noah Dow. their signatures. Isaac Smith.

John Gilman. Jonathan Hutchinson. 99 Robert Glidden. Andrew Glidden.OF GILMANTON.an. Thomas Ephraim Jonathan Gilman. Jr. Samuel Brooks. Edward Smith. Matthias Weeks. John Marsh. Summersbee Oilman. Elisha Weed. Samuel Clark. David Avery. Abner Evans. Samuel Clough. Lowell Sanborn. Benjamin W. Dean. Stephen Dudley. Dudley Young. Antipas Gilman. Samuel Osgood. . Henry Marsh. John Melcher. Ebenezer Stevens. David Clough. Eliphalet Gilman. Edward Fox. Winthrop Gilman. Abner Clough. Lemuel Rand. Joseph Huckins. Dudley Hutchinson. Andrew Page. Nathaniel Kimball. Jasper Elkins. Morrill. Isaac Bachelder. Jr. Joseph Osgood. Jonathan Ross. Samuel Hazen. John Dudley. Jude Bean. Edward Gilman. Jesse Lougee. Samuel Avery. Thomas Taylor. Nathaniel Elkins. Samuel Ladd. Jeremiah Richardson. Nathaniel Webster. Abiathar Sanborn. Jotham Gilman. Jonathan Gilman. Simon Clough. Solomon Kenneson. John Buzzell. Nathaniel Wilson. Chattle. Elisha Hutchinson. Joseph Parsons. Ebenezer Page. Benjamin Gilm. Ambrose Hinds. Nehemiah Lougee. Benjamin Weeks. William Parsons. Daniel Evans. John JafFrey. William Rand. Elisha Odlin. John Worth. Daniel Dudley. Josiah Avery. Benjamin Dow. Jeremiah Cogswell. David Elkins. Jeremiah Conner. John Sanborn.

This letter was signed by the following men. Joseph Avery. Isaiah Clough. Jonathan Gilman. Gideon Bean. Joshua Beaa. George Atkinson of . but also an interesting document. Charles Currier. Jonathan Bachelder. Orlando Weed. Jonathan Dow. the town of Gilmanton took an active part. It This Convention first assembled at Concord in June. in the Convention from the commencement to the close of its sessions. Abraham Folsom. sent to the Government a respectful letter. Reuben Allen. Scribner Mudgett. George Weymouth. Gilman Lougee. In the work of framing a Constitution for the State. Joseph Badger. The Independence of America being achieved. Hon. Samuel Avery. Thomas Mudgett. Samuel Weeks. Edward Locke. Joseph Morrill. but they had conscientious scruples against defending their country with arms. viz. John Fox. Simeon Bean.100 CIVIL HISTORY Those who dissented from this affirmation. The above spirit is of the times. 35 in all. it became a subject of supreme importance that a wise and stable form of Government should be adopted. having a delegate. showing not only the who were the tax paying citizens at this date. made on the 4th of July preceding. David Edgerly. Nathaniel Webster. 178L was organized by choosing the Hon. John Shepard. Gilman Lougee. in which they declare that they cordially approve of the Declaration of Independence. Philip Paine. Amos Paine. Simeon Mudgett. and that they would consent to be taxed for the support of the American cause. and the British yoke being thrown off. Enoch Bean. Payne Smith. : Daniel Clough. Framing of the State Constitution. Noah Weeks. Hosea Hatch. Jr. Joseph Young. Joseph Clifford.

Sen. as to render it necessary to prepare a second. M. and agreed on a Constitution. the Convention adjourned to meet in September. Sewall the Bill of Rights. Ebenezer Webster of Salisbury. of Litchfield. is lost. was printed and again sent out for the approval or rejection by the towns. Hon. and Jonathan Secretary. The record of their proceedings but it is believed the business of a new draft same Committee. when it appeared that this second draft of the Constitution was very generally approved by the people. the Secretary being absent. received the Report of the Committee. the Committee reported a second draft. President. Hon. Gen. Timothy Farrar of New Ipswich. Judge Farrar. Gen. They appointed a sub-Committee of Judge Pickering to draft the Form of Goverment. Francis Blood of Temple. Hon. Hon. In the month of December. which. the Convention assembled again. Wyseman Claggett. Esq. M. Hon. the town of Gilmanton voted Plan of Government last proposed by the Convention at Concord. Sewall. At the third session of the Convention in January. who was chair- man. it was found that the objections to the first draft were so numerous and various. 1782. 101 Portsmouth. the Convention held xisjijth session. Ebenezer Smith of Meredith. Peabody. At a subsequent session in August. But some amendments At a meeting on the to accept the *9 . Joseph Badger. Sewall of Portsmouth. after discussion and amendment. Peabody of Atkinson. of Gilmanton. M. voted to reject. on the 1 1th of January. and J. SulHvan of Durham. Folsom of Exeter. At this meeting. with the amendment proposed by the Committee. In the month of September. Sullivan was appointed Secretary was referred to the pro tem. as did most of the other towns in the State. Gen. the town of Gilmanton. and the Rev. and 2 others. Judge Wingate of Stratham. Gen. which was printed and sent forth with explanations to be It was this Constitution that accepted or rejected by the towns. Timothy Walker of Concord. Mr. and Daniel Newcomb of Keene. having appointed a Committee of 7 to prepare the draft of a Constitution. members were Judge Pickering and Dr. and the discussion and adoption of some general principles. Goddard of Swanzey. other leading The After a session of a few days. Judge Pickering. The Committee consisted of Gen. J. Cutter of Portsmouth. 2d of Dec.OF GILMANTON.

ix. Text. Weare.D. Pickering and Sewall. the State is indebted for many of the most important articles of the Constitution . A. xlvii 8. Hanover. iv. 1783. John Smith. printed. M. M. therefore. To the pens of Messrs. D. Mat.D. v. 1844. 5-8. and the Constitution again printed and sent out to the people for their final decision. William Morrison. 19. Rom. 3. By whom. D. D. Mr. Gal. Londonderry. D. Greenland. Isaiah.D. adjourned to meet in June. A. which has received the recent approval of a large majority of the voters in in the State their decision in November. D. It went into operntion at the proposed time. the Convention met kinson. Israel Evans. A. M. 1. Concord. Neh.v. Atbeing absent on account of ill-health. Portsmouth. nearly half a century. until the Constitution should be perfected. 1784. Not . Joseph Buckminster. Ogden. Jer. the October. M. which service was annually repeated until 1831. the Govment being organized at Concord. *Isaiah. 5. but they only embodied the combined wisdom of the whole Convention. Samuel M'Clintock. was chosen President pro for the ninth time. D. Portsmouth. Portsmouth. Gen. Jeremy Belknap. D. Amos Wood. Re- were Still found necessary. not to revise the Con- stitution. but ceiving the approbation of the great majority of the people. 7.102 CIVIL HISTORY temporary Plan of Government was revived by vote of the people. James i. 1783. accompanied by a religious service called the Election Sermon. A. in President. D. Dover. Hampton Falls. Samuel Langdon. tem. xiii. They. Newcastle. for one year. its The expired by limitation. John C. when sundry alterations and amendments were adopted. Of what "place. D. B. Deut. and the Constitution was established in by the Convention to take effect on the first Wednesday June. 11-15. cxliv. 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793 1794 1795 * following is a list of the preachers on this Anniversary. Ps. A.. Nathaniel Folsom of Exeter. Oliver Noble. xxvi. xviii. Samuel Haven. 7-10.D. The A. 45-47. No sermon preached. to whose patient labors the present generation are indebted for that excellent Instrument.

are added. A. Isa. 8. 44. Humphrey Moore. M. 9. M. D. A. D. Hanover. xii. D. Roswell ShurtlefF. xiv. such as were conferred after the preceding discourses were delivered. 4. Atkinson. xxix. A. Mat. Merrimack. Keene. iii. 21. M. 11. Sanbornton. Hanover. Bennet Tyler. ix. Robert Gray. M. 2 Sam. 3. Nath'l W. A. Portsmouth. viii. Nathaniel Bouton. A. 5. Luke. vii. Thornton. Hanover. Rev. A. Thomas Beede. 11. Hos. Judges. D. Nottingham West. A. A. Asa M'Farland. 4—5. xii.M. 1 xii. Cor. xxiii. vii. M. D. Walpole. M. M. D. Exeter. Charlestown. 10. Hanover. 6—7. Ixxxvii. Ex. vi. 14. Londonderry. A. D. Wm. Reed Paige. James Miltimore. Northampton. 34. D. 14. Chester. Epping. i. A. D. 1 Tim. New-Boston. M. Hancock. i. Eph'm P. F. John. Acworth. Jonathan French. 2 Chr. Ps. M. M. Seth Payson. 20. James B. A.B. Job. A. 2 Pet. Rom. D. Pliny Dickinson. M. Ps. M. Joseph Woodman. Francestown. Pelham.OF GILMANTON. A. vii. Milford.Concord. Prov. xviii. Bath. Noah Worcester. Jacob Burnap. D. 12. Nathan Parker. . Daniel Dana. Gen. Jaazaniah Crosby. 103 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 F. Nathaniel Porter. D. 2 Chr. 2. 10. 2. Peter Holt. i. xxi. Howe. Exeter. Wm. A. M. Joshua. 2 Chr. M. D.M. M. Nathan Lord. A. 2. ii. Titles of honorary degrees. A. A. David Sutherland. D. M. Gal. Rowland. Aaron Hall. D. Dan. 48. 2 Chr. Stratham. M. Church. 15. D. Rowland. 18. 7. Concord. 4-6. Ixxxii. Exeter. Phinehas Cooke. Moses Bradford. Conway. Wilton. D. D. William Allen. 32. D. Rindge. John. John. ix. Claremont. 1 Cor. M. M. xiii. Concord. M. A. Gen. 11. Nathan Bradstreet. A. V. 1 xix. D. D. Eccl. xiii. John H. D. Daniel Merrill. 6. xiii. D. 21. i. M. Rom. i. A. XV. Stephen Peabody. A. Dover. Bradford. Ferdinand Ellis. 1—5. Mat. xxiv. Williams. XX. A. xxii. D. 19. 29. A. Chr. A.

Clement Jackson of Ports- mouth was immediately appointed Surgeon of a Regiment. Sewall. March 1. . Hon. Cutter was born at North Yarmouth. 1805. and became distinguished in his profession received the degree of LL. After his return. Ammi R. Jacob Peabody of Topsfield. in 1795. Johti Rogers. 1820. which was the only instance in which he consented to leave his professional duties for political life. Cutter. fitted for Hon.D. He was for several years President of the N. He once more returned to his practice in Portsmouth. at Newington. was born and was opened an office . Nathaniel Peahody. and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. afterwards Senator and Counsellor for the County. O. Feb. eral years a Representative of Portsmouth. S. He was sevand drew with his own pen many of its Articles. 29. In the latter years of life. and died on the 13th of April. 8.. His mother was Susanna. 18. College by Rev. and drafted the Bill of Rights he d. 1741... District for New Hampshire of the United States Circuit Court. was born in Salem. of which body he was one of the drafting Committee. Medical Society. but afterwards read law. in Greenland. studied medicine with Dr.. He was one of the delegates to the Convention which formed the Constitution. John Pickering. Ms. 1740.D. he became deranged. and was removed from the Bench. Ms. and was at the capture of Louisburg. which he continued for nearly 60 years. He was a member of the Convention which framed the Constitution. he was Judge appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court. . son of Dr. that is. ister Ammi R. 1752. and a respectable poet. He died Dec. for the District.. H. 1735. was admitted to the Bar. He early became a professor of religion. Ms. In 1777. 1761. at the age of 17 . for 50 years minister of Boxford. from Dartmouth Con- College. 1758. In 1790. aged 86 years.104 CIVIL HISTORY Some Notices of Members of the Convention. daughter of Rev. 1748. was a delegate to the Convention for forming the stitution. 1737. 1808. LL. New Style. C. He graduated at H. Esq. he commenced business in Portsmouth. Dr. was born Wednesday. He was a counsellor at Law. . and was the eldest son of Rev. Joseph Adams. Me. the first Min- of that place. and first turned his attention to Divinity. in Portsmouth. he was Surgeon in the Army. Mar. Minister of that place. Jonathan M. He was graduated at Harvard College.

June 27. Having studied medicine with his father. the Martyr. 1774. to frame the Constitution of the State. Hon. and had extensive practice. son of Rev. He deserves a high rank among He died at his seat in Durham. took possession of Fort William and Mary at Newcastle. but In 1791. up in the family of Samuel Livermore.3. where he distinguished himself by a destructive fire upon was a Representative to the first Congress in 1774. and for three years President of the State of New Hampshire. and died May 26. was afterwards a Member of Congress. John Sullivan was a son of John He was of in Berwick. In 1779. whom he married March 1. and chairman of the Committee. aged 64. and was subsequently Judge of the United States District Court. he received A. He was brought and his family were in indigent circumstances. ammunitions. Senator the State Government. was appointed Lieut. of Atkinson. General during the Revolutionary War. He became embarrassed in his pecuniary affairs. besides holding various His wife was Abigail. He commanded a company at Fort Edward. 176. Gen. and in 1780. at Dartthey had no children. he was a delegate to the Conry System. He was successively Representative. an eminent lawyer in Portsmouth. Bartlett and Sullivan. the enemy was Counsellor in 1778. 1755. he at Atkinson. of the Convention which framed the Constitution the .OF GILMANTON. entered his office as a student and became himHe was a distinguished self a lawyer of eminence in Durham. he in company with Langdon. 1790.. 1741. on a Committee to improve the MilitaIn 1782 and 1783. to Congress. Colonel. Revolutionary Patriots. he. in all of which stations he exhibited ability and commanded respect. 1795. Scottish and was extraction. and President pro tem. Nathaniel Folsom. Esq. vention. and Counsellor in Little. was born 1726.. was a General of the Militia. son of Jonathan Folsom of Exeter. 105 She was of the tenth generation in a direct line from John Rogers.M. Sullivan. Esq. born Hon. Paine Wingate of Ames- . aged 82. daughter of Samuel other public offices. Me. 23. and in December of the same year. 1823. he settled In October. mouth College. Paine Wingate. he was a delegate appointed General in the Militia. and died within the limits of the prison at Exeter. of New Hampshire in 1783. aged 54. Jan. and carried He was afterwards off a quantity of stores.

Esq. 1822. he and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. but relinquished that pursuit to aid in the RevoluHe commanded a Regiment of minute men. at H. ied divinity. in the 99th year of his age. he was appointed a Judge of the Court of islature. and ranged the country to defend the frontiers from the attack of He was out two years in company with Stark and the Indians. 1715. 7. at the same College 1804. and was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. and a settler about 1700. which went with skates and snow-shoes to Lake George. 1756. two years older. aged 83. and died May 5. A Committee settled with Joseph Badger. was born in 1737. at D. did the limits of the History permit. Ehenezer Webster was a son of Ebenezer Webster. and was afterwards Paymaster in the Army was a member of the Convention to frame the Constitution of the State was elected Representative and Senator of the State Legislature. C. grad. At the age of 18. Ezekiel Webster. Timothy Walker of ConHe at first studcord. was born March 14. Timothy Walker. Similar notices of other members of the Convention. one of the grantees of Kingston. grad. and providing beef for the Ar- . might be added. grad. and died in 1806. whose father. and was He was a member of the State Legislature. and whose father John . 1759. a dismissed 1771. Senator and Representative to Congress. John Moody for hiring soldiers. Hon. C. Daniel Webster. 1801. ated at H. aged 90. Thomas WebHe was born in Kingsster. from 1757 to 1759. and grandson of Col. 1838. in 1692. . 1739.106 CIVIL HISTORY Joshua Wingate of Hampton. and grandson of Ebenezer Webster. C. Putnam. 1739. 17 8 3. 1782. and Hon. His sons. he commanded a company at the battle of Bennington. Rangers. son of Rev. In 1783. bury. and was one the JudgHe died March es of the Superior Court from 1798 to 1809. he settled in Salisbury. died in Hampton. In 1777. and died 1829. who Wingate was an earHe was graduly settler in Dover. tionary struggle. he joined Rogers' Company of ton. and settled at Hampton Falls 1763. Hon. was a Representative and afterwards a Senator in the State LegIn 1791. . Common Pleas. died 1795. 18. aged 67. In 1763. born Jan. and Capt. Hon.

John Lougee. Joseph Clark. seems for the first time have been acted upon. Hall in beef creatures instead of paying the Selectmen for the beef the town authorized them to purchase. the annual town meeting was held . and Constitution. Votes for President. near the Congregational Meeting House. per day to the workmen until the last of September. Dea. Josiah Weeks lived just House on the same side nearly opposite the 17 84. and a vote was passed by the town to repair the Province as far Road through the Lower Parish on said road as Josiah Weeks'. were appointed Overseers of the Poor. 107 the town. The town voted that the Constables collect the beef tax of them notwithstanding. Thomas Cogswell. On the 11th of March. Hall and recovered damages. 23 voting in the affirmative and none in the Samuel Brown. Jabez James. Cotton. and Samuel Potter. for services in the Army. and the difficulty of paying the war and other taxes. Such was the depreciation in the currency. Esq. Stephen Dudley and John Shepard. Simeon Taylor. the Representatives were instructed to vote for an amendment of the 8th Article of the my. at the annual meeting. The settlers Isaiah Clough. Joseph Kent. of this year. Hill and sundry others had paid Capt. March 13th. as proposed by Congress. to Rep- under the new Constitution. approved Lieut. Samuel Clark. ing of the town on the 18th of August. at the town's expense. afterwards. Abel Hunt. Hall. But it was agreed not to distress Dr. above the Province Road Meeting Parsonage House of that Society. The town voted once more to accept the plan of Government with the last amendment. and 2s. and was authorized to pay 35. were for Meshech Weare 35. John negative. William Price. Dr. were allowed each £-3 lawful money. Col. the article in the warrant to bring in votes for President and resentatives. provided that he proceed with his case at the next Court. Col. Antipas Oilman was appointed agent to oversee the repairs. moved into town this year. that the town voted not to raise money for the support of the schools this year. Hill until he had sued Capt.OF GILMANTON. Sargeant . were Samuel Smith. Ebenezer Eastman and Thomas Currier of their doings. and they were to settle with Capt. The Selectmen were authorized to build " a pound^' on the At a meetschool lot. Simeon Hoyt.

Stephen Leavitt. and that Capt. were paid for their services in the War. The town met also abated. the town voted to complete making the Road laid out by Simeon Hoit's.108 Currier. were passed over without action. on account of which were At a meeting. and that their orders be received also. on the 4th of Dec. Sept. 4. excepting Dr. James Chase. should be received by the Constables. a into school districts. At a meet- ing. On the 28th of March. two of the citizens. it March was agreed and to repair the bridge over the Suncook River near Evans' Mills. Moses Emerson. Caleb Nelson. William Morrison. 8 6. make alterPeaslee Badger and Andrew to their taxes Page suffered loss by fire. March Representative to the bring in votes for President and State Legislature. Benjamin Burnham. six months men. 9. the town voted to accept the report of the Committee to set off the school districts. Shotwell. 8 5. died in November.. Four soldiers. Sundry persons petitioned to have their portion of the school money. to see if the . 17 At mittee the annual meeting. David Edgerly and Edward Fox. Henry Plummer and Eliphalet Griffin settled this year. Charles Rundlett. Summersbee Gilman deliver to the Select- men all the Continental money of the new emission. on condition that Dr. Hall received. Hill's and Capt. Hill give the full contents of his execution to the town. August 10. John Tilton. and a Com- was raised to visit the School Districts. which is in Col. Summersbee Oilman's orders. Jeremiah Sanborn. to divide the Committee was chosen to raise It town the' also voted £150 to support schools the ensuing year. merchant. Mark Emerson. James Jr. and Abraham Par- 17 March 10. On an Article in the Warrant. The 10. Pickering. CIVIL HISTORY Thomas Frohock. ders that was further agreed that all the or- were given for the cattle which Capt. Davis' hands iree of expense. Ebenezer Clark. Josiah Avery. to Articles in the Warrant at the Annual Meeting. 1785. 14 in number. ations as might be thought proper. which is in his hands. brought in votes for County Treasurer and Recorder of Deeds. Mark Emerson. John sons. which was granted.

when it was voted that the Ministers preach in the upper that each man work two days upon the Parish as last year that ten dollars bounroad in the summer. Esq. the plan proposed by a gislature for the emission 17 8 7. . Joseph Badger. 187. Ebcnezer Thompson. and . for every grown wolf. and 5 in favor. Powers and Smith. The town held its annual meeting in 1788. and the widow Sarah Gilman had her taxes abated. and one in the winter ty be given for full grown wolves. to alter or turn the road round Catamount. David Meder. Stark. In 1787. five dollars for whelps heads. was voted in the negative it being considered the duty of the State to furnish fire arms in time of war. Votes were The unanimously cast for Joseph Pierce. Messrs. the Selectmen were instructed to petition the inhabitants of Pittsfield. Joseph Greely. Jr.. East- man. Jr. : 10 . Col. and Dudley Prescott. it . and at such places as they might choose. March 8th. Constitution. and 5 dollars for every whelp which might be caught the ensuing year.. in 1775. and to remunerate any persons whose guns were taken from them for the service. Daniel Grant. by order of Gen. Joseph Clarke. his family were supported by the town.OF GILMANTON. for seven guns taken away from them at Winter Hill. and £9 per head for catamounts... Ebenezer Smith. and Stephen Dudley. were for his Excellency John Sullivan. Register of Deeds. Esq. 187. 35 voted in the negaIt was also agreed to pay 10 dollars bounty tive. 175 for Senators. votes cast for President of the State under the new . Esq. Esq. Col. were appointed to ascertain the line on the North East side of the School lot. Aaron Moses. being understood that they should enjoy the preaching of these two settled Ministers of the town in proportion to what they should pay. and £6 if killed after that time. if killed within two months. were settlers of this year. 10^> town would accept Committee of the Leof paiier money. on the 13th of March. John Fox. 17 8 8. The selectmen were directed to Nathaniel Ladd and procure a cow for the use of Abner Evans. £ 1 50 were raised for the schools this year and the inhabitants of the upper Parish were taxed to Rev. and John Shepanl. Hibbard Morrill. An article to see if the town would pay Lieut.

. and 15 rods at the South JVest end . Antipas Oilman. that they give bonds not to cut timber or wood from the adjacent lots . and John Weeks for killing two wolves. Thomas Cogswell. if the town does not purchase. On the 27th of March. Peter Folsom. Stephen Bean. laid out I \ lots and numbered them. " that they had laid out the broad high way between the school lot and Lieut. No.) for the space of 15 years.CIVIL HISTORY near the Meeting House into up a village. 13th range. John Lougee. I and to . Voted to repair the bridge over the Suncook River. by calling on the different Districts. it was agreed that the upper Parish should have preaching. Jr. South West part of the upper Parish into a separate town. At the town meeting the 12th Mar. providing. however. Col.''' The Report was accepted. and the Selectmen were empowered and authorized to sell and convey these lots to purchasers who might wish to obtain them at a house granted the petition of School Disbe permitted to divide into a third. 10. Hon. was dismissed. Esq. and for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States. The town 2. 59. Joseph Young were authorised to tricts reasonable price. Col. are first named on the records of this year. (now Gilford Village. 4 1-2 rods at the North to lay out the broad high to way liouse lots. on the road leading to Dover. lease the same to the said whether the town will set off the The Article to see Hoit and Smith... with a view build — West end. Joseph Badger. The vote stood thus: for Representative. Joseph Badger. the Committee on House Lots reported. 17 8 9. Matthias Weeks was paid for killing four wolves £12. the freemen of the town for the first time carried their votes for Representatives to Congress. San^uel Sibley. 60 rods in length. that they have leave to saw free of expense and when the time has expired the mill may be removed. On the 29th of November. as the last year. and to clear on each side the Brook two acres for the benefit of the mill yard. Permission was given to Simeon Hoit and Ebenezer Smith to erect a mill or mills on Gunstock Brook. and if the people of that part of the town wish to build a meeting house within 15 years. £6. 72. lot No. to work as may be necessary. and Capt. Ezekiel Hoit was authorized in turn so far to buy rum . Samuel Brown. for elector. Daniel Gales' lot.

Col. 21 votes were cast for Abiel Foster. in case there should be any thing This vote originated from the fact that Moses Page had his horse stolen . Samuel Jewett. 10. Joseph Badger. The following is the state of the vote: for Jeremiah Smith. there having been no choice in March. On the 13th of December. Philbrick Rand. March 25th. Jonathan Dow. which had been stolen. leased Joseph Young from serving as Selectman. Esq. March 11th. agreed that School Districts No.. Dudley Gilman. Esq. in case he put out so many of his children as are suitable also to do the same for Isaac Marsh. and appointed The town also met on the Lieut. Reuben Osgood. and Dr. Dudley Thing in his stead. The settlers mentioned on the records of this year were Jeduthun Farrar. said money to be . 6 and No. it was the first instance of the kind which had taken place in the town. . Samuel Shepard. and half as much for every whelp.. Thomas Cogswell. 63. are first mentioned on the records of this year. the town rediscretion. the freemen of the town met to cast their votes for Representatives to Congress.. to cast their votes for Representative to Congress. It was every grown wolf. David Sanborn. and appointed Thomas Cogswell.. Obadiah Parish. 17 It 9 0. The town met on the 22d of June. The votes for Senator in the State Legislature were for Josepli Badger.. Joseph Garmon. 13th of August.. to procure a cow for George Dennett. 39 . Esq. 1791. the town voted to Moses Page 30 dollars to aid him in recovering his horse. David Clough. and Col. loan to 9 1. In 1790.OF GILMANTON. and so far as is known. Abiel Foster. 24. a Committee to rum stolen in town. 20. Samuel Greely. Jr. was agreed to continue the work of repairing the Suncook Bridge by Districts. Esq. 17 At the annual meeting. Nicholas GilmaiK Esq. Esq. Ill Voted to pay a bounty of £3 for for Suncook Bridge repairs. Ebenezer Smith.. and that the Selectmen procure a barrel of to be laid out on the Suncook Bridge and Meredith Bridire at At an adjourned meeting. 16. 10 be divided so as to The Selectmen were authorized form another out of the two. Esq. devise a plan to detect thieves. the town met to do the annual business. and to catch the thief. March 9. Esq. Jr..



secured, and repaid. It was agreed to refer the business of building the abutments of Meredith Bridge, on tlie Gihnanton side of

John Thurston 18s. l-2s. on his tax to John Dudley, whose leg was broken while at work on the roads. An additional school district was made out of Districts No. 6 and No. 10. On the 8th of August, the town held a meeting and chose Col. Thomas Cogswell a delegate to meet in Conven lion at Concord, on the 1st Wednesday of September following, It was now seven years since the to revise the Constitution. State Constitution was adopted, and a Convention of delegates was assembled for the purpose of revising it. Of this Convention, Hon. Samuel Livermore was President, and Johii Calfe, They met again by adjournment in February, and Secretary. The changes proposed at this Convention were in May, 1792.
the River, to
the Selectmen

also to allow
to abate

for taking care of his sister,





to substitute 6th Article of the Bill of Rights as the time of the annual meeting of the Legto reto enlarge the Senate from 12 to 15 members islature to strike out the duce the number of Representatives to sixty clause which requires members of the Legislature to profess themselves to be of the Protestant religion, and to exclude lawAll of these propoyers from either branch of the Legislature.





sitions failed.


slight alterations

were made; among which

was the change of the

of the Chief Magistrate from Presireasons



mainly led to


States had chosen this



would the more readily be

tinguished from the office of the President of the United States. The town decided to rebuild the pound, and to place it near Jo-

seph Huckins'.

The names of the settlers this year were the Samuel Thurston, Henry Plummer, James Ames, John Tilton, John Clough, Caleb Foster, Samuel Hodgdon, Andrew Woodman, John Elkins, Jeremiah Chandler, Emerson Porter, Thomas Burns, Edward Jenness Long, John Lougee, and

to build a bridge

9 2.
8th, 1792, the

At the annual town meeting March

town voted

over the Winnipissiogee River at Gipson's Falls, town of Sanbornton would agree to build one half of the if the This proposition was acceded to by Sanbornton. and th© same.




from this circumstance was called Union Bridge. At meeting a Committee of 20 was chosen to take into consideration the appropriation of the School Right in the town to the This Committee reported favorably use of a public Academy. to the object. A particular account of their doings may be found in the Literary History of the town. A petition was presented from the upper Parish, to be set off This petition was referred to a Committee into another town. On request, liberty was given to the people of Gunof 12. stock Parish to saw lumber for their Meeting House at the mill of Simeon Hoit and Ebenezer Smith, agreeably to the conditions on which said mills were built. It was further agreed that the Congregational people of the upper Parish be taxed the same as the other part of the town, and that they have the liberty to lay out their money for preaching as they may see fit. On the 13th of November, the town met to cast their votes for Electors of President and for Representatives to Congress. The vote was declared as follows for Joseph Badger, Esq,, Elector, 56 ; for Thomas Cogswell, Esq., Representative, 49. The Widow Seavey was warned out of town by Noah Weeks, constable. Dr. Silver was paid for attendance upon Dennett. Emerson Porter was paid for a barrel of rum for the Bridge. Nathaniel Bachelder was paid for timber used in building the Bridge. Stephen Folsom was paid for work on Union Bridge, and Daniel Evans was paid for boarding his mother. The names on the records of this year for the first time, are Ezekiel French, Aaron IMoses, Noah Marsh, Jacob Rundlett, John Wadleigh, Malachi Davis, Daniel Tossey, and Daniel Gookin.


9 3.

The annual town meeting was held on the 14tli of Marcii. 1793. The town decided that •• no person shall 07i any public meeting day, or any Court day, sell any spirituous liquors either on the common lands or highways ivithin 50 rods of the place ivhere such town meeting or Courtis held, on penalty of 20s. for every such offence." A vote of the town was also passed, locating the Academy on
the site which
tion will


the Literary


be found

particular history of History of the town.




meeting, the


were cast

for the

Chief Magistrate



time under the


of Governor. The result of the Governor, Josiah Bartlett, 252 ; for Counsellor, Joseph Badger, Esq., 235 for Senator, Ebenezer for Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Parsons, 495. Smith, Esq., 223 The privilege was granted to the people of Gunstock Parish to cut timber on the mill lot in that Parish, and saw in Hoit and Smith's mill, if it be for a meeting house only.










The additional names upon the Records this year, were True Page, Caleb Marston, Enoch Hunt, David Tilton, Jonathan Prescott, Jonathan Rundlett, John Chase, Jonathan Leavitt, Bezaleel Beede, Dr. Williams, Enoch Badger, Jonathan Downing, Wiggins Taylor, Nathaniel Dow, Joshua Pickering.

17 94.
For Governor, John Taylor Gilman 312, Abiel Foster 18; for Counsellor, Hon. Joseph Badger, 303 for Senator, Ebenezer Smith, 281 ; for Representafor Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Parsons, 404 It tives, Joseph Badger, Jr. Esq., and Col. Samuel Greely. was by the application and instrumentality of these Represenvote.
; ;

The annual town meeting was held on The following is a full schedule of the


13th of March,

on the twentieth of June, 1794, the Charter of Institution which has been such an honor and It was enacted by the town blessing to the town, was obtained. that each citizen should pay his proportion in building or repairing school houses in the district to which he belonged, and that in case sinrituous liquors were sold on any public day. except at those houses ivhich had been licensed by the Selectmen for that purpose, the Selectmen should prosecute at the expense of the town any person who should thus offend against the expressed On the 25th of August, the town met to wish of the town. The following cast their votes for Representatives to Congress. was the state of the vote; Jeremiah Smith 34, Abiel Foster 34, John Prentice 32, John S. Sherburne 25. On the 8th of December, the town met again for the choice of Representatives, there being no choice on the former trial, and cast 218 votes for The Article to see whether the town would vote Abiel Foster. to raise money to build the Academy House and Court House, was decided in the negative. The following names are found Daniel Hoit, Jonas on the Records of this year as settlers



Academy, an





Flagg, Stephen Swett, Daniel Fitzgerald, Paul Merrill, Jonathan Lyford.

12th of March, the votes for for Governor, John T. Oilman, 136 ; for Counsellor, Joseph Badger, Esq., 198 for Senator, Ebenezer Smith, 149; for Recorder of Deeds, John Plummer, 150. It was agreed to hold the next town meeting in the meeting house by Josiah Weeks', in the upper Parish. On
State and


the annual meeting on the




as follows


the Article to see if the town would build a stone bridge by John Lougee's fulling mill, it was agreed to refer the subject to a Committee. Voted to pay ten dollars each to Matthias Weeks for two wolves he had killed since the bounty was discontinued. The Minister tax was raised in the upper Parish as in past years, and Joseph Badger, Jr., Joseph Young, and Col. Samuel Ladd, were chosen to lay out the money.

17 96.
March 11th, the votes were for GovJohn Taylor Oilman, 166 Counsellor, Joseph Badger, Jr., 175 Senator, Ebenezer Smith, 176. The town voted to raise 1200 dollars for the schools the ensuing year. On the 29th of August, the town met to choose Representatives to Congress, and on the 7th of November, to choose Electors of President. On the Records of this year as settlers, are found the names of Stephen Moody, Daniel Avery, Peter Dudley, Joseph Richardson, Ezekiel Rowe, Manoah Olidden, Jacob Rowe, Robert Smith, and Enoch Watson.
the annual meeting,



17 97.
On the 9th of March, the town meeting was held for the first time at the Court House in the Academy building, and was fixed
there in future, excepting such meetings as relate to meeting houses

and Ministers.

17 98.

the annual meeting,


8th, the following


Rev. Isaac Smith, Dr. Daniel Jacobs, Dr. Simon Foster, Stephen Moody, Esq., and Nehemiah Sleeper, Esq., were ap-




pointed to examine the schools, to see that the teachers are well and the schools well regulated.

17 99.
On the 14th of March, the town voted to procure a seal standard of weights and measures, according to law, and the Selectmen were instructed to furnish a device or mark to be put upon

On the 28th of March, the Committee, consisting of Joseph Badger, Jr., Samuel Shepard, Samuel Ladd, Samuel Greely, Joseph Parsons, and John Shepard, appointed to divide the Ministerial lands among the several religious societies in town, reported that after examining the Charier and votes of the town, and Proprietors' Records, it is, in their opinion, best not to do any thing upon the subject. Voted to pay John Shepard and Ezekiel Hoit ^88.20 for their time and expenses in procuring the President's Order in the year 1799.



the 13th of March, the annual meeting was held for town

The same Committee was continued for examining The votes for Governor were for John T. Gilman 200,
; ;


Timothy Walker 188 for Counsellor, Aaron Wingate, 224 Nathan Taylor, 195. The votes for revising the Conof the State, were 124, against


tion of the

for the

the 10th of March, 1801, the town met


annual business, and the following was adopted as a By-laiv of the toivn of Gilmanton. " Whereas travellers and teamsters are greatly incommoded iu

the winter season by neat cattle, sheep and swine, which are suf-

on the highways and to eat and destroy the hay and provender given to the horses and cattle of such travellers and teamsters, when they stop near Meredith Bridge, the Academy, the dwelling house of Mr. Emerson Porter, and the dwelling house of Cotton Gilman, in the town of Gilmanton and whereas the inhabitants of said town and others, who attend public worship in sleighs, on Sundays at the several meeting
tered to go at large


in said

town, during the winter season, are





by the neat cattle and sheep, which usually range about the said meeting houses and eat the hay and straw out of the sleighs of such attendants during the times of public worship. Therefore, to prevent which, it is voted by the inhabitants of said town, that the following regulation be received and adopted as a standing by-law of said town as soon as the same shall be approved by the Court of Common Pleas in the County of Strafford, viz. That from and after the 20th day of November to the last day of March, in each year, no neat cattle, sheep or swine, shall be suflered to go at large on any highway in said town, within one third part of a mile from Meredith Bridge, the Academy, the dwelling house of Mr. Emerson Porter, or the dwelling house of Mr, Gilman, nor shall any neat cattle or sheep be suffered to go at large on Sundays between the said 20th and the said last day of March, in each year, within the like distance from any meeting house in said town, where public worship is usually performed on the Lord's day, (excepting and reserving in all cases the necessary time for neat cattle and sheep to go to water and return,) on penalty that the owner or owners thereof, or the person having the care of such neat creature or creatures, sheep or swine, forfeit and pay one dollar for each offence to be recovered by action of debt before any Justice of the Peace in the County of Strafford, by any person who will sue for the same, with costs of prosecution, unless it shall appear that such creature or creathe were going at large without tures, sheep or swine, knowledge or negligence of the owner or person having the care Provided, nevertheless, that no action of the same as aforesaid. shall be sustained for any penalty accruing from this by-law, unless the writ be issued out and legally served within thirty days from the time of committing the offence."



The annual meeting of the town was held Mar. 11th. Dudley Leavitt was chosen one of the Selectmen, and at the adjourned meeting, March 18th, he was at his request excused, and Thomas The collectors appointCogswell, Esq. was chosen in his stead. ed for the year, were in the first Collection District, Nathan Morrill, in the second District, Benjamin Page, in the third District, Elisha Sanborn, and in the fourth District, Benjamin Sanborn.

for the purpose of aiding to make a map of the will vote to request the Rev. one Article in the Warrant was to see. he. a Committee consisting of Sam- Samuel Shepard. common beggars. 18 04. correcting. Esq. vagabonds. David Edgerly. was dismissed The Selectmen were instructed to procure a without action. relative to a bridge over the Winnipissi- ogee at Burleigh's Mills..'' ferred to the Selectmen. whose duty it shall be to provide and distribute to the persons committed to his charge.. March 13th. and Stephen Moody. This was decided in the negative. who may be committed by proper authority. 1805. made by Philip Carrigain. reported the following as the By-Laivs of the WorTc House. That under the immediate direction of a Superintiendent. 5. Isaac Smith to State. a sufsaid house be . " The town shall provide some suitable building to be used for House of Correction. containing the outlines of the Roads. passed Dec. It was also proposed to join with the town of Meredith in building a bridge across the WinThis proposition was renipissiogee at the " Upper Wears. jamin James and others. agreeable to an act of the Legislature of the State. Dudley Prescott. to have the town build a bridge over Miles' Brook. lewd. Ezekiel Hoit. if the town will permit Pest houses to be set up within its limits for the innoculation of persons for the small pox. Esq. This plan The Map of the State was was drawn by Samuel Shepard. to act according to their discretion. and others. idle.118 CIVIL HISTORY 18 03 At the annual meeting March 10th. for Jceeping. the town met for annual business. 30th. Ponds. the 19th of March. and disorderly persons. Esq. Mountains. it was voted to refer the subject to the The same disposal was made of a petition of BenSelectmen. 1803. which were adopted. and setting at a work of all rogues. The article to see whether the town perform but one service on each Sabbath during the winter months. viz. to be chosen by the town. On a petition of Benjamin Weeks. Esq. 18 On uel Greely. plan of the town.

to keep such persons properly occupied. clothing and lodging. drunkenness. any of the mechanical arts. It shall be the duty of the Selectmen for the time being. till the 2 1st of March. constantly in employed at all proper times and seasonable hours some useful labor for the benefit of themselves and families. and from the 21st of Sept. The Superintendent may employ the persons committed to his charge in husbandry. the sick . or be guilty of profanity. in quire. that cleanliness and good order are kept up among them. to see that the persons confined are properly provided with icine and infirm with suitable medand assistance. and all other things necessary That the said Superintendent shall keep all for their situation. All persons committed to the house of correction. or shall be guilty of riotous and disorderly conduct. for the government of said house. shall refuse. if they have any. nutritious food cheap but decent and comfortable clothing and lodging. carried into effect. or whipped on the naked back with a cat or rod not exceeding fifteen stripes for one offence at the discretion of the Superintendent. otherwise the proceeds of their labor to be appropriated towards the support of the institution. shall be liable to be called upon at five o'clock in the morning and employed by the Superintendent until seven in the evening from the 21st of March till the 21st of September. without good reason or cause. or in any other occupation which their labor will be most productive. If any person committed to the house of correction. and may appoint as many agents. whose age and health will permit. persons committed to his charge. under him. and be employed till nine in the evening. ficiency of .OF GILMANTON. to visit the house of correction as often as occasion may resuited to their respective capacities. to employ himself or herself diligently in such occupation as they shall be directed to pursue by the Superintendent. who is to inflict the same. whose age and health will permit. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to see all rules and regulations made from time to time by the town. not exceeding one week. that the labor required of them is not excessive and food. or refuse to retire to bed at seasonable hours. or pilfering. they may be called up at six o'clock in the morning. he or she shall be liable to be punished by being kept fasting not exceeding forty eight hours. 119 wholesome. by wearing fetters or shackles. at his own expense as he shall think fit.

and John Chase. On the 20th of March. Simon Foster was chosen to the office." 18 06. 1807. recommended to the town to con- some suitable person to take the charge of all the lewd correction. lee. is And it town. the town correction. and Dr. and that after the time of confinement. are for the present so few that they may conveniently be accommodated in a private house. Moses Peasand John Follet were appointed Constables.120 CIVIL HISTORY unreasonable. to be and disorderly persons. therefore. David Bean. subject to the foregoing regulation for the present year. viz. Clerk. the time and the price of labor to be judged of by the Selectmen. the Selectmen shall in his were authorized to rebuild the Pound. and that as such. and his house to be considered to all intents and purposes the house of correction of the town.. in the opinion of your Committee." At a meeting of the town on the 26th of May. that they may be proceeded with as the law directs. March. retail houses. resigned. or place of resort. whose business it shall be to take notice of all idle. disorderly persons who misspend their time and property at taverns. and places of resort. Dudley Leavitt. shall be liable to pay the cost of arrest it and commit- ment. who may be committed to the house of agreed on by the Selectmen and said contractors. the following additional rule was adopted by the town in respect to the house of correction. Jr. and that the Superintendent in all respects dis* charges his duty. the proper subjects to be confined in a house of correction. at a stipulated price. And whereas. of the Superintendent to retain such offender be the duly custody until the profits of labor shall pay the cost of commitment. and complain to the proper authority of such further to the recommended persons as are guilty of such offences as subject them to be committed to the house of correction. to choose one judicious person in each village in the town. and to build it of stone. tract with it is. keeper of the house of On the 26th of August. . That said contractor be chosen Superintendent. " That any person who may be committed to the house of correction. 1807. annual meeting was on the 1 The 1th of Elisha Sanborn.

March of In the four School viz. at their meeting. John Shepard. the annual meeting. so that the interest may be used annually for the Ministry. Esq. and a copy of it was ordered to be put on file. The same Committee were authorized to give a deed to the purfund. 3d. William Badger. The town voted that it was not expedient to set off the upper Parish as a town to be annexed to a part of Meredith.. David Sanborn in the 2d collection district. Mr. Gilmanlon Academy was consumed by fire.OF GILMANTON. July 1st. 121 The tle location was changed. voted that in the is from time to time cut off from lot No. Benjamin Weeks. Jr... Esq. Thomas Burns in the 3d collection district. Committees were chosen. this year. Address was reported and accepted. to report The 18 In : 9. in the 7th range. Esq. 18th range. 11 . At a meeting of the town on the 29th of August. and No. therefore. lit- The •" Proprietors. and preparing it for town use.. Rev. . In the month of January. and use the proceeds for it the same purpose. and Lieut. and also to lease a part of the School lot near Rev.. consisting of about 5 acres. 1807. Samuel Greely. Esq. that. . first collection district. John Ham. chasers. together with a part of the broad high way adjacent.. Joseph Badger. Daniel Hoit. was voted to reconsider the resolution raising ^500 Academy. Isaac Smith. 13. and Capt. it was agreed by the Proprietors to sell the privilege at Folsom's Falls. and Daniel Avery were chosen for rebuilding the an Address to the President of the United States. 18 At to 8. 10. lots reserved for the Ministry in the upper Parish. was by the town appointed Treasurer of this At the same meeting. It was agreed to raise J^'500 towards rebuilding the Academy. Stephen Moody. March 8th. Smith's Meeting House." whereas timber Daniel Gale. Esq. and the new Pound was placed a Southward of William Peaslee's. Near the close of the meeting. a petition was presented have the upper Parish set off to be united with a part of Meredith. Esq.. and Dudley Prescott. Stephen Moody. be a Committee to sell those lots and invest the money accruing from the same. where it now stands. John Ham.

and also to see if the town would reconsider the vote to raise ^'250 to finish The two Articles named the Academy Building for town use. and it was to voted to raise for the ^250 for rebuilding the Academy. pose. at a meeting of the town notified and held at the public house of Horatio G. Chose Lieut. that they had attended to the duty assigned. The Committee for Tioga was William Badger. This year ten dollars bounty was voted for full grown wolves. divide the town. to be disfigured by the Selectmen so that they could not be presented for bounty the second time. and Lieut. Isaac Bean . according to a petition presented for that pur- of Nathaniel Ladd. John Burleigh. Nehemiah Sleeper. a disinterested Committee was appointed to describe the boundary lines of Gunstock. to be This Committee consisted of Nathan set off as a new town. Joseph Young. Benjamin Weeks. and John Lyford. Daniel Gale. by David Bean's.. and have agreed to report the . deceased. March it 13th. in such a manner that the different denominations shall receive in proportion to their taxes. Esq. the annual town meeting was it held. two Committees were chosen to appropriate each one half of the interest of two lots of land left by the Proprietors for the use of the Ministry. This Committee reported on the 31st of May. Esq. and Enoch Wood. and Lieut. Taylor. David Sanborn an agent to settle the estate A town meeting was called on the 28th of May to see if the town would divide. Esq. lection district. and preparing was voted not town's use. Esq.. Esqrs. one half for the support of the Ministry in Gunstock. Piiilbrick Rand. On the 29th of June. of Sanbornton. 18 10.. Prescott at Meredith Bridge Village in Gilmanton. and William Blaisdell. James McDuffie. On the 27th of May. five dollars for whelps. Capt. and five dollars for wild cats. Esq.122 CIVIL HISTORY Esq. 18 11.. On the 30th of April. Noah Leavitt. 3d. so called. above were both voted in the negative. It was agreed to alter the Province Road at the Winding Hill. in the 4th col- John Smith. and the other half for the support of the Ministry in Tioga. The Committee for Gunstock was Jacob Blaisdell.. so called.

On sent the 12th of March. in the 1st range and the lots cut by said line may be conof the Masonian lots sidered as belonging to the town in which the owner lives. From this date which tlement of the town. and a proportionate responsibility in supporting the non-resident paupers and their offspring. the town would oppose in to But on the Article to see whether for the Legislature the application about be made by the citizens of Gunstock Parish. an alarming epidemic. especially at the Iron Works. the Spotted Fever. three miles and 90 rods to 12th range the line of Alton. E. the vote failed of being carried. The were may hereafter be liable. and too much within the recollections of the present generation to become minutely matters of History. . and in some of the Northern school districts in the town. was voted in the negative. and on the 16th of June that part of Gilmanton called Gunstock ivas disannexed. Esq. and proved fatal in many instances. as a just it. it But if it belong to a non-resident. the completes half a century from the set civil proceedings are too recent. it an act of in- corporation. was successful. March sistance in a sum not exceeding 10th.OF GILMANTON. therefore. Samuel Greeiy. therefore. the town voted to grant as. The town also appointed a Health Committee. at the East end of lot No. 1. erected into a separate town. David Edgerly. 123 between the 1 1th and 12th ranges of 100 acres thence N. From this period. on the Parish hne 160 rods to the East corner of No. and. thence North 75^^ East. a few of the more important facts and events only will be inserted. called Gilford. . The application. by an act of the State Legislature. and Micajah Kelly. called prevailed extensively in several neighborhoods.500 dollars to those families which were afflicted with the Spotted Fever. The Report was accepted. on the petition to have the town conto set off by vote Gunstock Parish into a separate town. 18 12.. Sine . At the annual meeting. remain where it is situated. 7. In the winter and spring of 1813. may be seen by a reference to and proportionate division of the town charges up to this date. for which the town conditions of this Act. who with the Se- . and the Civil History will close. consisting of Col. it shall resident on the lot.

Jonathan Sanborn lost a child aged eight years on the 15th. or sell without a li- cense. when the farm originally owned by Jotham Gilnian.124 CIVIL HISTORY lectmen were to appoint a sub-Committee in each school district to seek out persons and famihes in distress. in consequence of which the number of the town's poor have been and may continue to be greatly increased therefore to remedy this evil as far as may be. taken sick the 17th and died the 18th. and the number of deaths was considerable. and in the same grave. 1815. and has ever since been the home of the poor of Gilmanton. another aged seventeen years. 1816. 14th. to drink to excess in their stores or houses. 1814. his grandson. it was voted. Mv. and died the 19th. another was taken on the 18th. and thereby become poor and indigent. viz. and in the same grave. The Spotted Fever again made its appearance in the North part of the town. Oilman. to put up at auction the present year that part of the town paupers who bring themselves or their families to want by intemperance or other vices. Town March to Paupers. in the month of December. Several other families were exceedingly distressed with this fatal disease. Mr. that no person shall cretion they may think proper bid off the keeping of said paupers unless in the opinion of the . and whereas many persons misspend their time and property at the grog-shop or tavern. Selectmen. and they were both buried the same day. it shall be the duty of the Selectmen to refuse license to such taverners and retailers as permit persons the poor . the following rules were adopted in respect of the town. that " it shall be the duty of the Selectmen to refuse license to . They were both buried on the 21st. was purchased of Lewis W. At the annual town meeting.: ''It shall be the duty of the Selectmen or Overseers of the Poor. March 12th. And the Selectmen or Overseers of the Poor may likewise put up at auction such other of the town paupers as in their disprovided. Theophilus Sanborn had a child taken sick the 17th. he is able to provide comfortably for them during the year for which he is paid for keeping them by the town at the rate at which he bid them oftV This method of supporting the poor of the town prevailed until the year 1830. and died on the i20th.

" That from and after the time when this law shall mule. Provided. all such as sell without On the 3d ol Fever. 2d. died place May. (excepting cases the necessary time for horses. were also appointed sell the Parsonage lands. and to Reuben Page. was appointed to report to enezer Eastman. Stephen Moody and Daniel Gale. may be exempted permission from the Selectmen for such cow penalty by obtaining reserving in all to run at large. cattle. or swine. House. sheep. within one half mile of the Academy. Joseph Jackson m the 1st colAndrew Mack in the 2d.°however. and all employment. Jr. an additional law was passed by be approv- the town as follows. neat ed by the Court of Sessions. were appointed a Visiting Committee to for their services. and within the like distance from any store or tavern. ThomJoseph Oilman. to On the 9th of March.. no horse. EbHutchinson. and were to be allowed one dollar per day On the 9th of March. horse kind. in the On the Uth of March. to go at large at any creature. and unafrom the ble to pay for pasturing the same. David E.: OF GILMANTON. 1'*'^ such retailers and taverners as are in the habit of permitting appendapersons to drink to excess in their prosecute at the town's expense. not exceedges thereof. that any poor person owning a cow. the following rule was voted. and misspend their time and earn: lect their lawful sent to the House ot ings at the taverns and grop-shops. shall be suffered nor season of the year. 1817. 1819. persons who shall negHouse of Correction in the town. 3d. and Israel Selectmen cases of drunkenness. shall be the rules of said Correction." And a Committee the who encouraged or permitted drunkenness on their premises. Jeremiah Sawyer. Jonathan Hill. of Typhus on'^e of the Selectmen. jack. and taverners and retailers. viz. and sheep to go to water. the town met and chose Ezekiel Hoit to supply his board of Selectmen.) on penalty of one dollar for each offence. Sanborn. French. and John Wells in the stores or houses or lection district. and be detained there according to consisting of Winslow Page." InfT 50 dollars. Josiah Farrar. William as Parsons.'' #11 . 1824. inspect the schools. stocks at the "that the Selectmen erect one or more sets of viz. license.

Aug. Between the 2d and 3d range. From Loudon line. town assumed the management of its own civil was assessed for making Roads. at Nicholas Oilman's on the 1st lot. 3d affairs. 22. by Benjamin Mudgett's. 1773.) Nov. to Jeremiah Conner's on the 5th lot. which have been laid out. 1767. 1773. Badger's. together with the date of the survey. by Lemuel Rand's to Gen. (now Moses Price's.1767. or 1763. 22. 1770. From the road that leads from the town line to Joseph BadgMarch 4. From Suncook River to Enoch Bean's Mill.126 CIVIL HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CIVIL HISTORY. From Canterbury line. 3d range. between the 1st and 2d range. 29.) to Samuel Ladd's. 20. From Samuel Parsons' or Canterbury. now Loudon line. 1767. range. July 20. Dec. 40 acres. Town Soon after the Roads. 1770. July 28. 30. From Joseph Avery's (Iron Works. that might be considerThe following is a list of the Roads ed more suitable for Roads. er's Eastward. Sept. From Oilman Lougee's by Simeon Mudgett's. 1st Sept. 1767. lots 12 and 13. July 28. . 25. Accordingly the Selectmen proceeded to lay out from time to time Highways. line. In the original plan of the town. to accommodate John Fox. between lots 15 and 16. 1769. Rangeways and Highways were marked out for Roads. 1771. From Stephen Dudley's to the Salem road. to Barnstead March 5. Ephraim Morto David Edgerly's on the Broad rill's and Samuel Hatch's. 1'7'^2. way. 1767. (now Howe's store. This road was cut out and used as a winter road sometime in 1762.) Nov. From Lemuel Rand's by Jolm Sanborn's to the 16th lot. and was laid out and partly wrought by the Proprietors in 1764. to be occupied or to be given in exchange for portions of the adjacent Lots. Between the 7th and 8th lots in the 2d range. From Eli phalet and Jotham Oilman's to Joseph Philbrick's. and these were left by the surveyors between the Lots and Ranges. 10. Dec. to the Province road. a tax range.

lower Parish. August 22. Folsom's Mills. to the Meeting House. 1787. David Sanborn's. Jan. 1783. 20. 22. 1774. 16. 1782. From Dudley Prescott's to the Province road. 18. Dec. John Moody's to Joseph Morrill's. to Barnstead Hne. 18. 23. 1774. 1774. Joseph Young's to the Province road. (now Gov. now Lewis W. Sept. 25.. 1780. upper 100 acres. 1785. By Charles Currier's to Joseph Badger's. Gilman's. Jan. . 27. 1779. to the Meeting Feb. By Lieut Peter Folsom's to Levi Hutchinson's. Esq. March 8. March 8. March 3. 1779.. 1774. 18. 1783. By Samuel Clark's. Dec. now Nathaniel Folsom's. From Joseph Badger's. Aug. Oct. 10. From David Edgerly's to the Broad road. Samuel Oilman's road by what is now the training field. From Samuel Smith's to Meredith Bridge. 1787. To Copp's Ferry. Jan. SimAug. From Ezekiel Hoit's to Capt. Feb. May 25. From David House. he. From the upper Gore to Loudon. 10. March 8. Oct. Oct. Badger's. 1779. 1779. By Eliphalet Gilman's to the Province road. Oct. 1786. By Abel Hunt's. By Gideon Bean's. 127 Through 1774. Jr. Jan. 1785. 20. &. 7. From Andrew Glidden's to the Iron Works^ From Peaslee Badger's to Noah Week's. From John Buzzell's by Gideon Bean's. From Capt. March 6. 1775. lot 32d. May 25. Between Samuel Dudley's and B. 1787. From Thomas Flanders'. to Cogswell's Mill. From the Province road to Benjamin Huckins'. 1783.) Oct. Weeks' Bean's. From Thomas Foster's to the Pond.c. 1777. eon Hoit's. 1787. 25. 1774. Jan. Daniel Grant's by Col. 1787. From the Corner to Canterbury line.OF GILMANTON. 1. 10. Summersbee Gilman's. Jr. April 17. 10. Aug. 1774. From Jonathan Gilman's. to Nehemiah Lougee's. 1782. 10.

1788. Jr. 1789. Feb. the Province road to Simeon Hoit's. 1793. Philbrick Rand's to David Clough's. 23. From Nathaniel Gale's to Union Bridge road. 10. 1790. 9. 26. 1787. 14. 20. From Copp's Ferry by Dudley Gilman's to Henry Plummer's. line. Samuel Smith's to Copp's Ferry. From Sherburne Dearborn's 1792. Jan. 1788. Dec. 1789. 6.128 CIVIL HISTORY From From From From Gunstock Mills to Ebenezer Smith's. F. March 10. Winding Hill to Daniel Grant's. 1789. May 2. Aug. Baptist Meeting House to John Meserve's. From Young's Mill to the Ferry road. From Stephen Chase's to Jeremiah Richardson's. .. 1789. Badger's. Feb. May From From From From From From From From 1789. Nov. Ebenezer Stevens' to Mudgett's road. Feb. 22. 11. Oct. 1792. to Nicholas Folsom's. From Josiah Sawyer's to Ephraim Brown's. Oct. From Simeon Mudgett's to Barnstead line. 9. 1789. By John Buzzell's to Elisha Swett's. 1788. Daniel Elkins's to Abraham Parson's. 20. 1792. 20. Jan. 28. Oct. 1788. 1788. 1788. Smith's to Charles Rundlett's. Sept. 1787. Dec. June 18. Feb. From Levi Gilman's to Gunstock road. From Henry Plummer's to Samuel Smith's. 9. 5. From Stephen Chase's to Winthrop Thing's. 1793. 9. 20. Dec. June 23. 1789. 1791. Aug. From Nathan Hoit's to David Clough's. Sept. From Joseph 1789. 27. Greely's Mill to Northfield Stephen Chase's to Israel Farrar's. 6. Hibbard Morrill's to Clark's Dec. 1787. June 28. 28. 1790. 1792. June 18. 1788. March 10. Sept. From Timothy 1789. 1791. Samuel Clark's to John Clough's. Oct. Sept. From Nicholas Folsom's to Fellows' Mills Brook. 29. 5. to Jonathan Perkins'. Jan. 13. From Union Bridge to Fellows' Mills Brook. 1789. From David Ames' to Thomas Frohock's. 1788. From S. Nov. Gilman's by Ezekiel Gilman's to Jacob Jewett's. From Nathaniel Kimball's to Moses Page's. 7.

Hale's. April 7. 1798. James Elkins' to E. March 1. 179(5. 1805. William Hunt's to Josiah Tilton's. May 6. From Stephen 1794. By 1798. by R. March 6. Bumford's Mills to John Ly ford's. 1794. Robert Moul ton's to Alton line. Dec. 2. 21. Brown's. 1800. Capt. By Josiah Ladd's. Jeremy Rowe's to Meredith Bridge. From Jones' Mill to Joseph Osgood's. 10. May 20. 1794. Nov. to Sept. 27. 1801. 1802. Chase's to Reuben Allen's. Morrill's to Barnstead line. 3. 1796. Aug. J. 1801. and the old road to Union Sept. March 5. 1800. 14. 26. From From From From From From J. 11. Aug. Aug. By Enoch Watson's. Ebenezer Stevens' to Jones' Mills. 1806. 1800. 8. From Peaslee Badger's to the Province road. Oct. Nov. 4. July 7. December 4. March 12. to Samuel Oilman's. Daniel Bodge's. Aug. Dec. John Smith's to Upper Wears. the Province road. 1794. 1803. From Great Wears to D. 129 By John Bridge. From Smith Kimball's toR. 3d. March 28. 1800. 1808. Nathaniel Davis' road on Governor's Island. 10. From Theophilus Sanborn's to Andrew Page's. 1787. Sept. 15. Lamper's. Joseph Clifford's to Loudon line. N. 5. Sept. 1803. March 1804. From From From From . From Jonathan Perkins' to Union Bridge road. 1. Burley's to Nathan Swain's. Sept. 1802. 1807. Sept. Oct. 1801. Oct. Jeremy Sanborn's. David Gould's to Joseph Potter's. From Charles Currier's to Thomas Burns'. 2. 1803. Edward Bean's to Moses Page's. From Jeremiah Rowe's to Samuel Thurstin's. June 30. Piper's. April 18. Prescott's to Jonathan Edwards'. 1803. From Stephen Hutchinson's to Aaron Moses'. Sept. 24. Nov. 1797. From John Oilman's. 29. 1794. 12. 1807. By Daniel Hoit's. David Hale's to the Wears.OF GILMANTON. Smith's to the Great Wears. 1794. September 21. 1799. 27. 2. Israel Farrar's. From From From From From Thomas Foster's to James Ames'. 1800. Capt.

was previously crossed at this place by ferry boats. be mentioned here. was built in 1782 the part belonging to Gilmanton. and a thorough repair was ordered by the town in 1786. as it was called. by a tax on the adjacent highway districts. Union Bridge was built in 1792. in 1844. was erected. leading over the WinnipissioThis was repaired gee. 17. Burleigh^ Bridge was built in 1805. and another above Suncook or Lougee's Pond. was first built in the year 1775. Meredith Bridge was first built in 1770. was erected previous to 1820. Feb. in reference to the work. when the Province It was re-built on the Gilmanton side in 1790. Wears Bridge was built in 1803. Thurstin's. just below the Great Bay. at the lower falls in Works Village. Among the earliest mills erected grist mill.130 CIVIL HISTORY From A. Road to Samuel Prescott's. by an arrangement with the town of Meredith. by a union with Sanbornton. in Davis' Bridge. 1809. thirty rods in length. and completed being done by several highvv^ay districts. the two towns bearing the expense jointThe River This circumstance gave name to the Bridge. leading to Davis' Island Lake Winnipissiogee. Jackson's to S. 23. Various bridges also have been built over the branches of the Soucook and other Mill streams in town. and has since been called the New Bridge. road was made. 1812. Besides these the town has at different periods built two other Suncook River one at the upper part of the Iron Works Village. Citizens' Mills. . working a porin 1789 tion of their yearly tax upon it. June 5. by the inhabitants. built by Joshua Bean. Town Suncook Bridge over the Suncook River. and at a later period Mosquito Bridge. too numerous to bridges over the . Bartholomew Gale's to Meredith Bridge. the Iron . Folsom's Bridge leading to Meredith at the Lake Village. Oct. Bridges. ly. was a This was situated just below . 1808. being made by an appropriation of two lots of land voted for that purpose by the Proprietors of the town in 1780.

and took Mr. and this was the first Mr. Some time afterwards. in one part of which. this stream was erected before 1773. which latter mills were afterwards ownThe mill of Enoch Bean upon ed by David Edgerly. and put in a fulling mill. on Mill Brook. as it was then This was a grist mill. on Butler's Brook. and at a later period also at the Upper Falls by Benjamin Dow. which went into operation in the town. a saw mill was added to it.. They are. Lougee openThe mill site has latterly ed a store. cal'ed. mills were built at the Middle Falls. Another mill. Esq. Paul Merrill. at Avery town. early built. carHe married an elder sister of rying on also the shoe business. Soon after the erection of the Iron Works in 1778. however. Stc. as an apprentice to his trade. 1773. this mill has long since gone to decay. Jr. Esq. and built the large house on Mr. About the year 1780. Esq. Those at the Middle Falls have within a few years been abandoned. 131 the bridge on a stream which crosses the road near the residence of Mr. have been kept in operation with but little interruption from the first. and both were kept running by him for many years. gee married a daughter of Samuel Avery. in connection with Joshua Bean's grist mill. then a young man. was purchased by Edward Gilman in 1770. on the Suncook. They were afterwards owned by William Gutterson and fulling works togeA gether with clapboard and shingle machines were added. Reuben Allen erected a mill a But little Southward from John Dudley's..OF GILMANTON. was one owned by Abner Evans at the Lower Falls. Mr. and in July of this year. mill was also erected by Col. Jonathan Clark.. been abandoned. and traded for some years. sisting of both saw mills and grist mJlls to which have been added fulling mills. John Lougee. carding machines. the frst tanner and currier. came to town. afterwards owned and occupied by Samuel Shepard. about to be occupied by Judge deserted. Cogswell. After the Proprietors' grist mill. Thomas Cogswell on the same These mill sites have for some time been stream before 1787. and was built as early as 1770. Loufulling mill. a The mills on the Suncook River conroad was laid out to it. Mills were erected on the branches of the Soucook River as . In March. Samuel Shepard. clapboard and shingle machines. commenced business at the same place. Shepard. Avery's lot.

a saw mill. 11 saw mills. one cotton factory. also. on the branches of the Soucook. These mills. The privilege was purchased by Col. and fitted both for grinding and sawing. and one iron foundry. one trip hammer. They have for several years past been owned and improved by Hon. on Gunstock Brook. the business has been In 1789. now Kimball's. There erected mills at Gilford Village. At both of these mills on the Winnipissiogee. Previous to this. at the Lower Falls. There was also a mill near John Lyford's called Ephraim Brown's Mill in 1803. near Rocky Pond. 14 grain mills. The mills at the outlet of the Shellcamp Pond. but was immediately rebuilt and enlarged. owned a mill. and other machinery. and 1788. Samuel Ladd in 1780. in 1789. through and rendered unfit for use. father of Judge Gale. were built on the Meredith side of the River. Simeon Hoit and Ebenezer Smith very extensive. where. Esq. in Col. . called Jones' Mills. are all lumber mills. in 18-^0. but were rebuilt the following season. on the stream called Great Brook. have from time to time been repaired. and were swept away by a freshet in the year 1779. Joseph Young. Abraham Folsom built mills both for grain and lumber. dragged their boards from Pittsfield with chains. the people in the South part of the town. at Lake Village. one mill for grinding tanners' bark. Greely's Mills. Mills. who rebuilt it on the Gil- manton side of the River.132 CIVIL HISTORY early as 1770. four of which had two runs of stones. four fulling-mills. consist of two grist mills.. three carding machines. and Whitcher's Mills were commenced at Meredith Bridge. soon Mill in 1810. Ladd his lost his mill dam three it years successively. mill was burnt. called Prescott's This latter mill site has now gone into disuse. were also mills at the Great Wears in 1803. a shingle mill. and Eastman's. A mill was early erected on a branch of Great Brook by Simeon Bean. and continue in successful operation. three circular saw clapboard machines. at the Falls in the Factory Village. William Badger. which were also destroyed by fire soon after. at the Upper Falls. There were in Gilmanton. They after the Province Road was built through that place. Fellows' Mills were built about the year 1790. carrying but a few at a load the bottom ones being often worn . About this time. and in 1775 were owned by Stephen Gale.

Silver. or names.. Kelly^ and Dr. Kelly. the Proprietors laid off six miles square on the head This has ever since been called the Lower Parish in Gilmanton. Though it does not contain a village. Dr. and has been kept by Dr. people of the town worshipped for many years. The merchants have been John Lougee. C. Jeremiah Wilson from 1807 to 1827. from 1800 to 1806. Emerson Porter from 1792 to 1816. for a Parish. portance. Kelly.. The post office was established in 1821. B. Jr. The physicians have been Dr. Benj. ing nearly equal territory.OF GILMANTON. immediately after Here all the Congregational Gilmanton became a shire town. Nathaniel Wilson from 1795 to 1800. is — dense. Charles G. and Rufus Parish. and James Gilman. and his son. Lower Gilmanton. 133 Local Divisions and Names. Tebbetts. of Upper Gilmanton and Gunstock Parishes. John Ham. Wm. A post office was here established in 1826. who first commenced business here. in one of which There have been two and sometimes three office. Benj Kelly. Here the first grave-yard was laid out. N. Esq. C. and more recently Dr. for about 37 years a resident. and here the first public school was kept. Esq. Different portions of these Parishes have received.. East Gilmanton. Joseph Parsons. and several County Court were held here. and a physician. particular designations some of which will here be noticed. and though the population is in no place very business. Esq. The tavernkeepers have been Antipas Gilman. Esq. a hatter's shop. The lawyers have been successively Stephen Moody. two blacksmiths' shops. This is a portion of the Lower Parish which was the first settled. from 1794 to 1800. In 1761. yet it has ever been a place of considerable Two public houses have been kept. Dr. two law offices. N. as the settle- ment o( the town proceeded. Tebbetts. and continued sessions of the 12 . Enoch and Abner Wood. from 1790 to 1796. Hiram French. This is a designation given to the portion of territory in the vicinity of the First Congregational Meeting a post stores . was designed by the Proprietors for two other Parishes. yet it has been the centre of operations of different kinds of considerable im- Here the first Court House was erected. The portion of the town remain- of Barnstead. a meeting house and Parsonage. Henry Peaslee. and Benjamin Emerson. — House.

where he was successful in business. The ore was taken from Suncook or Lougee's Pond. On the 5th of June of that on the iron ore in the vicinity. John Carlton. they sold these lots. B. 18. Caleb Webster. in which John Snaith. voted that Moses Morrill have liberty of getting ore on any of the Proprietors' common lands or ponds for eight years. N.. the Proprietors of Gilmanton. where Finley W. the place being it. who. Esq. . George Nowell. rendered important on account of About the year 1780. Page. a mile and a half from the After several years. Robinson's some years afterwards. and a dwelling house on the opposite side.. Andrew Kimball. This village was originally called Iron Works Village. . ers. until he experienced a fatal disaster. Prescott. Eastman. in 20 feet water. and Thomas J. Page now stands. Daniel Gookin from 1795 to 1798. at Rundlett's Corner. spot where the house of Moses P. freighted with gunpowder. erly part of this territory. Kimball^ In the SouthEsq. Hezekiah Kimball bought the buildnearly opposite his house. tavern now is and Joseph Marsh erected a house farther Northward. and at later periods. on lot No. and the difficulty of obtainFrom the commencement of these Works. 2d range of lower 100 acres. It is situated in the gan to be called the Iron JVorks Village. on account of the scarcity of the ore. from a family of the name of Avery. the operations were discontinued works. and is a thriving village. viz. Wm. upon the His blacksmith's shop stood street where he lived and died. operations were commenced at this place settled here. there has been a of trading stores. who early In 1778.John H. were carelessly making experiments upon the powder by way of succession business. which have done considerable which the following are the principal ones. Gookin and Swett from 1793 to 1795. after occupying it for a lime. and several others. There came into the street While the purchasers a horse team. Edward Jenness Long from 1792 to 1808. Isaac W. purchased of Benjamin French several acres of land in the centre of the vilThey erected a blacksmith's shop on the lage. part of the town. of — . year. successively held the office of Postmaster. Levi Bean. E. near the River.134 CIVIL HISTORY until 183-2. removed to Dover. two brothits valuable water privileges. Calvin Howe. ing lot where the shop first stood and erected upon it a batter's shop for his son. Avery Toivn. by the name of Noah and Joseph Marsh.

killing him and the horses The place he occupied in Gilmanton was afterwards ownec! by Charles Parker. Shannon. sorted to the place. and Oeorge O. The mills. Finothers. tional Meeting House was erected. 135 trial. Woodman and Leach. In 1778. T. a Congregavillage has since considerably increased. ran through the streets. Furber. the door of his shop. Page.. William Butterfield. J. have built since 1840. His successors in office have been James Bell. Tibbetts. a Free Will Meeting House was early erected. Moses P. here afford opportunity for much mechanical business to be pursued. and has been reAmong the merchants in this village. Israel Tibbetts. and liie horses becomMr. Shepard. E. Esq. John S. seeing the horses running away. at the Lower Falls. About half a mile North of the village. and. Benjamin Evans. and improved by him as a place of The Iron Works stood on the Middle trade for many years. four stores and a tavern. office was here established in 1818. two saw Lougee Town is a name given to the thickly settled neighborhood. Coffin. and purchased the . T. 1820. on the Western margin of the Pond.. been Cotton and Joseph Oilman. and many The tavern keepers. Dow erected one at the Upper Falls at each of these places The water privilege'. and Charles Parker. was appointed Postmaster. Benj. Esq. ley W. Fogg.Page. The first grist mill in the place was erected by Abner Falls. and Otis French. and L. there were 30 dweihng houses. and several dwelling houses have since been built. Cotton Oilman.OF GILMANTON. William Prescott. Livermore. In three grist mills. Page. John Lougee moved into town from Exeter. Pearson Cogswell. Charles Parker. Shannon. The physiHill. the powder exploded. and C. Oeorge Minot. other mills were added at various times. A post Emerson. and of the nature of the load. from which Suncook River issues two miles above the Iron Works Village. Henry Butler. Simon and Asa Lamper. the straw upon the waggon took fire. W. Henry T. Kimball stood at ing frightened. Coffin. Bell. John W. Just at that in- moment stantly. and being ignorant of the cause of their fright. Jacob been Jonathan cians have The lawyers have been James Williams. Jonathan T. attempting to stop them. S. J. Arthur and Edward S. John W. Shannon. In 1826. ran out. Some years afterwards. and accordingly mechanics of various descriptions have re. Robinson.

two erns. and in the course of the season erected the building on the corner. where he erected the large dwelling house and store. After the location of the Academy in this village. Wm. Badger's house. the The same year. Academy Village. near the brook from his name styled Huckins' Brook and the house of Joseph Huckins. two tavIn 1826. the town meeting was adjourned to this village. 136 lot lying CIVIL HISTORY on the Western side of this Pond. and from that time there was a conIn 18"20. and subsequently purchased the place of Joseph Huckins.. owned and occupied by John Lancaster. a Charter was obtained for the Academy. nearly opposite where the Seminary Building now stands the house of Joseph HuckinSjJr. Thomas Burns. the first Academy Building was erected. 1797. . erected the tavern house and store which were occupied by his son.. and various mechanic shops. Sen. and held In 1799. meet. and the other. His numerous pos- terity settled contiguous to him. 30 dwelling houses. were first held in this village. Thomas Adams.. which he continued to occupy for about thirty years. the siderable increase of business and population. opened a store in a room in Gen. They were purchased by Capt. Joseph Badger. there . afterwards owned and occupied as a hatIn this building. and was likewise Postmaster under President Tyler's administration In 1794. French. It was then purchased by Dea. for the Methodist Episcopal Society. who kept a temperance tavern for five years from 1834. and on the 9th of March. who also kept a temperance public house from 1840 to 1845. traded for several years. the present owner. Henry Young. and from their name the Pond and the neicrhborhood was designated. Esq. meeting houses were erected. Wight. present residence of Dr.. Jonathan Hutchinson. viz. This village early received the title of Gilmanton Corner. one for the Centre Congregational Society. the County Courts for the first time at the Academy. and occuThe place was subsequently pied by him for about 35 years. the house of the Hon. village contained 200 inhabitants.. Joseph Young.. Esq. In 1796. in 1793. which stood near the In 1791. Jr. came into the place from Milford. inhabitants began to increase. Samuel B. he ter's shop by Capt. probably from the fact that here several roads — At that time It has been principally built since 1790. were but three dwelling houses in the place. four stores. until his death in 1797. in 1799. Jr.

who gave place to the present occupant. though Daniel Fitzgerald had traded about half a mile North West of the village. Ira Mooney. Nathan Crosby. Moses Peaslee 1804. Greenleaf Osgood. Ira Mooney. Eastman. Stephen Moody. Obadiah Parish. and William Butterfield. since which time the growth of the village has been rapid. Eastman and Bean. and Dea. A post office was established here in 1823. Esq. Page 1811 to 1813. Evans. Burns. The village has grown up principally since 1820.. Eastman. now Professor at Dartmouth College. J. William Prescott. Eastman. Thomas Adams. John S.i *12 . was appointed Postmaster. Samuel Cate. Stephen L. Henry T. Burns and Greely 1809 to 1811. Ayers. Wm. at an earlier period. Caleb Webster 1826 to 1844. Pickering and Dearborn 1793 4. Daniel Lowell 1803 to 1811. Arthur M. The first store was opened liams. Ira A. and the first of the profession in the town. This place is within the limits of the Upper Parish and was formerly called Fellows' Mills. physicians who have been located here are John F. Stephen Eastman 1812. and various others. Peter L. Hill. Greely. 137 The following are some of the principal merchants who have traded here James Pickering 1785. and J. Folsom 1812. his successor. J. Merrill. was in office 12 years. Benjamin Swett 1795 to 1799. A post office was established here about the year 1796. Henry Young 1793 to 1797. Asa Crosby. Esq. David B. and some others have been in trade here.. The lawyers were Stephen Moody. Thomas H. Josiah Parsons. John H. Evans. Artemas S. Burns and Shepard 1813 to 1816. At different times. Asaph Evans. about this time. and Dudley Leavitt was first Postmaster in January 1801. Page. a brick factory building was erected. Factory Village. The — here by Charles Lane. Samuel French 1800 to 1818. C.. His successors have been Charles D. and Charles Lane was appointed Postmaster. for 50 years an attorney. Esq.OF GILMANTON. Esq. Daniel Jacobs. 4 years. The taver. Thomas Folsom 1795. and Nahum Wight. now Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. . Hon. and William Henry Peas: — lee. Stephen L. which office he held 27 years. Eastman. Merrill. Thomas Burns 1791 to 1821. In 1834. WilSimon Foster. Dixi Crosby. Greely 1811 to 1845. Artemas S. Esq. Joshua Pickering 1794. among whom were Woodbury Melcher.

&lc. A James Town is a designation given to a school district in the South West part of the upper Parish. Samuel Ladd. Daniel Avery came to the place from Stratham. a furious wind or hurricane swept along there. Benjamin Boardman in 1825. were George P. and a Christian Baptist Meeting House was built in 1840. The name is derived from Benjamin James. and John A. Lyman B. Hill. now Attorney General. S. and the neighborhood soon began to be called James Town. His business increased and soon became very extensive. About the year 1790. who left in 1801. buildings. from its supposed resemblance to the place of their encampment near Tioga River. prostrating in territory its course trees. and Henry J. As this be settled. and HoraThe lawyers have been tio G. Meredith Bridge Village. Several of his sons settled immediately around him.138 CIVIL HISTORT keepers have been Samuel Gate. joining on Northfield. in much Timothy Call. Rogers in in . A post office was established here in 1824. Woodbury Melcher. in 1777. Jewett. bordering upon Great Bay or the Winnipissiogee River. and about the same time. The name of Hurricane is given to a portion of territory between the Factory Village and Union Bridge from the fact that many years ago. and opened a store in a small building near the bridge. Avery. and he did to enlarge subsequent years by his factory and in other ways. an Acadelished a paper manufactory in this place. Aaron Martin early estabIn 1820. Free Will Baptist Meeting House was erected in 1811. French. it was called Hurricane. There were at this date The other traders about 30 dwelling houses in the village. The first iiouse in this village on began to — the Gilmanton side of the River. when they returned from their camijaign against the Indians in Western New York. and was drowned in Lake Champlain. Tioga is an appellation given to the North Western portion of the Upper Parish. fences. my was incorporated. Prescott appointed Postmaster. It is said by aged people that the name was first given by some Revolutionary soldiers in 1776. was the mill house. and was erected in 1780 by Gol. who came 1811. who settled here about the year 1780. a term of the Superior Gourt began to be held here. He purchased the land of Samuel who settled half a mile above. Walker. and build up the village. and J.

9. Joseph Badger. Mar. 1778. Joseph Badger. 8. The presFor a is derived from its proximity to the Lake. Joseph Badger. the Steamer Town Annual Meetings. 1788. Dr. Mar. Mar. Joseph Badger. Stephen Dudley. Mar. Bowman. ent designation Village was originally called Folsom's Falls. Dixi and Dr. 1783. 1775. 14. Gilford Village contains besides the Mills. 1782. Mar. Mar. William Smith. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. Mar. the ore being obtained It is a place of from G linstock Mountain 3 or 4 miles distant. two Meeting Houses. 12. 1785. 9. 1789. 1779. 8. 13. 13. 1768. 10. 1769. Joseph Badger. Josiah Crosby. Mar. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. 1777. 10. Mar. Mar. Joseph Badger. time Iron Works were in operation here. one or two stores. physicians have been Dr. Mar. 1772. 1784. Mar. Dr. Joseph Badger. Mar. 11. Joseph Badger. 1790. 11. Mar. 11. Clerks. Belknap was built in 1832. 139 1837. J. C. do. Joseph Badger. Mar. 14. Joseph Badger. Mar. a post office. Joseph Badger. 7. 14. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. 1771. Joseph Badger. Stephen Dudley. . Dr. Moderators. Andrew McFarland. 1787. Treasurers. 12. Joseph Badger. Mar. 8. Joseph Badger. Mar. 1780. Mar. and several dwelling houses. 1776. 1781. July 31. 1767. Summersbee Gilman. uu. Mar. Mar. Mar. 1773. 12. and Dr. Officers. 12. Joseph Badger. Z. Dr. Lake considerable lumbering and manufacturing business. but has been It was here that principally built since Gilford was disannexed. 1786. Summersbee Gilman. Mar. 9. 9. 1774. 1766. 10. The Prescott. Joseph Badger. 13. 1770.OF GILMANTON. Jonathan Hill. Mar.

12. William Badger. Mar. John Shepard. do. William Badger. do. do. Sam'l French. do. Mar. Mar. Greely. 1809. do. 14. 1793. 1807. 14. Mar. do. Mar. Mar. Mar. Shepard. S. S. Mar. 8. 10. do. do. Mar. 1821. do. 8. Stephen Moody. Mar. 13. Benjamin Emerson. do. 10. do. 1795. Stephen Moody. Mar. B. 10. Mar. Thomas Burns. do. 12. 9. 12. 9. 8. John Shepard. Mar. Josiah Parsons. 9. do. John Shepard. 1813. Thomas Cogswell. Mar. John Shepard. do. ^ John John John John John John John John Mar. 1796. do. 1828. 1791. 1814. do. 1806. do. 8. do. French. Shepard. do. Mar. Isaac Bean. John Shepard. William Badger. do. 1801. Mar. Simon Foster. 1792. 10. 9. Nicholas Jones. 14. Mar. Simon Foster. 1800. CIVIL HISTORY 10. 11. 11. 1811. John Shepard. do. Mar. 12. Mar. William Badger. do. Dudley Leavitt. Mar. William Badger. 1799. do. 1824. 12. Mar. 1826. William Badger. 1818. Mar. do. 14. do. do. 10. Shepard. Mar. 13. do. Mar. Samuel Shepard. 1804. 10. do. 1794. . Shepard. Mar. Mar. 1823. John Shepard. Mar. Stephen Moody. do. do. do. 1812. iMar. do. do. 1820. French. 1825. do. Mar. 11. Dudley Leavitt. do. Shepard. Shepard. Shepard. 1802. Dr. do. do. 1803. Benjamin Emerson. William Badger. 1797. 14. Mar. do. Samuel Shepard. do. do. 1805. Mar. L. 14. Mar. 13. 1798. Mar. 1817. do. 1815.140 Mar. 11. Benjamin Emerson. William Badger. Josiah Parsons. Jos. 13. do. 1810. Mar. 13. Joseph Parsons. Samuel Shepard. 13. 1829. 1822. 1827. Mar. John Shepard. Mar. do. Stephen Moody. do. do. 12. Mar. 1816. Shepard. William Badger. Samuel Shepard. Benjamin Emerson. 1808. do. do. 1819. do. do. Thomas Cogswell. 8. 14. William Badger.

do. Mar. do. do. Eastman. Pearson Cogswell. Stephen Dudley. Jonathan Clark. Samuel Ladd. do. do. Eastman. Selectmen. do. Dr. Jonathan Hill. 1769. jr. 1775. Thomas Flanders. do. Joseph Badger. 1782. 1838. Mar. Joseph Badger. 1835. do. Edward Gilman. do. Mar. do.. 1780. jr. Daniel Stevens. John Mudgett. Joseph Philbrick. Summersbee Gilman. Fogg. 1831. Edward Gilman. jr. do. Mar. 1836. Edward Gilman. Edward Gilman. 1770. Nathaniel Wilson. Ira A. do. Stephen Dudley. Shannon. 1844. Samuel Fifield. Dixi Crosby. Ira A. Ebenezer Eastman. John Shepard. Stephen Dudley. Mar. Stephen Dudley. Noah Dow. Mar. Thomas Cogswell. 1767. Antipas Gilman. Edward Gilman. George G. 1834. Joseph Parsons. do. 1787. Joseph Badger. Thomas Cogswell. 1830. 1786. do. do. Joshua Bean. 1840. do. 1779. Pearson Cogswell. . 1832.. Joseph Young. Joseph Badger. do. Mar. 1772. do. Mar. 1839. John S. Joseph Parsons. Antipas Gilman. Ira A. do. Joshua Bean. 1784. Joseph Badger. George G. Thomas Cogswell. Jeremiah Cogswell.jr. 1837. Edward Gilman. Dudley Young.. 1774. do. do. Mar. do do Josiah Parsons. Summersbee Gilman. 1841. jr. Joseph Badger. Mar. Joseph Parsons. do. 1781. Eastman. Pearson Cogswell. William Parsons. 1833. 1845. do. Ebenezer Page. Thomas Mudgett. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. Samuel Greely. Joseph Badger. Alfred Prescott. John Mudgett. Joseph Badger. Jonathan Hill. Fogg. do. 1773. John Sanborn. John Sanborn. Dixi Crosby. John Moody. Dr. do. Mar. do. Joseph Badger. 1766. Edward Smith. Paul Bickford. A. Summersbee Gilman.OF GILMANTON. 1778. 1771. Samuel Greely. Joseph Badger. do. 1776. 141 Mar. Thomas Cogswell. 1768. Edward Gilman. 1777. do. Mar. Mar. 1842. Mack. Edward Smith. Mar. 1843. Edward Smith. do. 1785. Mar.. do. 1783. Dixi Crosby.

3d. 1814. Ezekiel Hoit. Samuel Shepard. Simeon Taylor. Thomas Cogswell. 3d. John Oilman. William Sawyer. John Smith. Ebenezer Parsons. Thomas Burns. John Smith. 1817. Benjamin Weeks. Josiah Copp. Ezekiel Hoit. Dudley Leavitt. John Shepard. Dudley Leavitt. Ezekiel Hoit. Isaac Glidden. Daniel Gale. 1803. Daniel Gale. Thomas Burns. John Shepard. Joseph Young. 1821. Benjamin Weeks do. Thomas Cogswell. do. do. 1808. Ezekiel Hoit. Thomas Cogswell. Thomas Cogswell. John Shepard. John Oilman. Thomas Burns. Joseph Badger. French. Simeon Taylor. Simeon Taylor. John Shepard. Jr. Ezekiel Hoit. 1792. 1806. Joseph Parsons. 1807. 1805. French. do. Samuel Shepard. William Sawyer. 179S. John Shepard. John Shepard. 1802. Joseph Young. Daniel Gale. Reuben Page. Daniel Gale. do. Simeon Taylor. Daniel Gale. Simeon Taylor. 1794. John Shepard. Thomas Burns. Samuel Shepard. Benjamin Weeks. 3d.. John Shepard. 3d. Dudley Thing. do. 1789. 3d. French. Daniel Gale. 1816. 1819. Samuel B. CIVIL HISTORY Joseph Young. 1796. 1811. Ezekiel Hoit. 1815. Isaac Glidden. Ebenezer Parsons. Jeremiah Wilson. Jeremiah Wilson. Thomas Burns. Daniel Gale. 1801. 1809. Thomas Cogswell. Ebenezer Parsons. John Gilman. Josiah Copp. Ezekiel Hoit. 1791. John Shepard. 1793. John Shepard. 3d. John Shepard. 3d. 1795. Samuel B. Benjamin Weeks. Ezekiel Hoit. Thomas Burns. 1813. Jeremiah Wilson. John Shepard. 1818. Daniel Gale.142 1788. Daniel Gale. Jonathan Hill. Thomas Cogswell. Thomas Burns. Thomas Cogswell. 1820. Abraham Parsons. Ezekiel Hoit. 1810. Simeon Taylor. Daniel Gale. 3d. Thomas Cogswell. Daniel Gale. 1812. Charles Parker. 3d. David Edgerly. Ezekiel Hoit. John Shepard. 1799. Jonathan Hill. 3d. Daniel Gale. 3d. Simeon Taylor. 1804. Simeon Taylor. Joseph Young. Thomas Cogswell. Ezekiel Hoit. 3d. Samuel B. . John Oilman. Reuben Page. Ezekiel Hoit. 1800. 3d. Joseph Young. John Shepard. 1797. 3d. 3d. 1790. Daniel Gale.

Francis Ayers. 1834. 1828. Joseph Weymouth. Samuel Shepard. Joseph Weymouth. 1840. Jonathan T. 2d. 143 1822. Stephen Weeks. Nehemiah Sleeper. Moses Price. 1841. 1842. Stephen Weeks. John Ham. Stephen Weeks. Stephen Weeks. 1839. John S. David Bean. Representatives. Daniel G. 1825. Samuel Shepard. Moses Price. 1794. Thomas Fellows. Dudley Prescott. Jeduthun Farrar. Samuel Shepard. 3d. Nathaniel Edgerly. 1832. Rowe. Abraham Parsons. Daniel Gale. Nehemiah Sleeper. Daniel Gale. Shannon. 1827. Samuel Shepard. Charles Parker. Jr. John Ham. 3d. Abraham Parsons. John Ham. 1799. Samuel Shepard. Joseph Young. Joseph Badger. Hezekiah Bean. Thomas Cogswell. Daniel Gale. Israel Tibbetts. Jeduthun Farrar. Jonathan T. . Samuel Shepard. 1844. 1823. John Smith.OF GILMANTON. 1833. 1843. 1836. 1838. John Wells. Stephen Weeks. Joseph Weymouth. 1801. Samuel Shepard. Shannon. Israel Tibbetts. Samuel Shepard. 1803. 1835. Stephen Weeks. 3d. Jr. John S.Shannon. 1804. Jeduthun Farrar.. 1805. Jeremiah Leavitt. 1824. Richard Griffin. Abraham Parsons. Ham. Richard Griffin. Coffin. Joseph Weymouth. Samuel Shepard. Nehemiah Sleeper. Stephen Weeks. 1806. 1826. John Ham. Thomas Thomas Durrell. 1845. Samuel Greely. John John John John Ham. 1830. 1829. Samuel Shepard. Joseph Young. Woodman. Coffin. Joseph Young. 1797. Capt. Stephen Weeks. 1831. John Wells. Moses Price. John Ham. Francis Ayers. Thomas Fellows. 1795. 1800. 1837. Ham. Ham. John K. Stephen Weeks. 1796. Samuel Shepard. Joseph Weymouth. Joseph Weymouth. Joseph Young. HezekiahBean. Jeremiah Leavitt. Durrell. Jeduthun Farrar. David Bean. Abraham Parsons. John S. 1798. Nathaniel Edgerly. Joseph Young. Bradstreet Gilman. Samuel Greely. John Ham. 2d. 1802. Nehemiah Sleeper. Ladd. Thomas Durrell. John S. Abraham Parsons. Samuel Shepard.

Benjamin EmersonCharles Parker. Otis French^ Joseph Clitibrd. Samuel Shepard. Jr. 1809. Clark. Greely. 1831. Israel Tibbetts. Jeremiah Wilson. Joseph Clifford. Greely. Daniel G. 1813. 1808. Benjamin Emerson. Joseph Weymouth. 1824. Pearson Cogswell. Ezekiel Hoit. Daniel Gale. Jeremiah Wilson. Nahum Wight. John S. 1837. David Bean. Nahum Wight. Joseph Fellows. 1826. 1836. Joseph Fellows. David Sanborn. 1815. John Ham. Thomas Durrell. 1823. John Smith. Daniel Gale. 1841. Jeremiah Leavitt. Peter Clark. John Ham. 1835. John Ham. Shannon. Charles Parker. Nahum Wight. 1832. 1816. 1844. 1834. Eastman. 1842. Ira A. Jeremiah Bean. Pearson Cogswell. Ladd. Abner C. Hezekiah Bean. 1819.. Peter Clark. Jeduthun Farrar. David Bean.. John Smith. Daniel G. 1829. Thomas Cogswell. Jr. 1818. 3d. Peter Clark. Tebbetts. 1810. Ezekiel Hoit. 3d. Stephen L. Thomas Fellows. John S. . Nathaniel Edgerly. Benjamin Emerson. Tebbetts. 1814. Jeduthun Farrar. Pearson Cogswell. Jeremiah Wilson. 1840. Daniel Gale. 3d. Pearson Cogswell. 1811. 3d. John Page. 3d. Charles Parker. Daniel Gale. Jeremiah Leavitt. Jeremiah Wilson.144 CIVIL HISTORY 180T. 1817. Stephen L. Willam Badger. John Page. Rufus Parish. Daniel Gale. Joseph Young. Peter Clark. 1825. John S. Eastman. Wilham Badger. John Shepard. 1812. William Prescott. 1821. Thomas Cogswell. Joseph Young. Thomas Fellows. 1838. Stephen L. Ira A. William Prescott. John Ham. Eastman. Nathan C. Clark. John Shepard. John Smith. Samuel Shepard. Jeremiah Wilson. Benjamin Emerson. John Shepard. 1822. Daniel Gale. 1845. W^illiam Prescott. William Badger. Ira A. 1827. 1833. Samuel Greely. Ladd. Israel Tibbetts. Nathan C. Shannon. 1843. 1820. 1828. John Page. Jeremiah Bean. Daniel Gale. Otis French. Joseph Young. Abner C. Shannon. 1839. Greely. William Prescott. Joseph Young. Thomas Durrell. 1830.

The fathers of Gilmanton entertained a deep sense of the In the seventh importance of the education of their children. The Rev. well remember being taught by . 1775 the town paid him 13 for instructing the schools. William for teaching the school six months the preceding In 1774. William Parsons was the first school master. the town paid him £16 for the same ser- and 9s. Parish's tavern. One of these was erected near Maj. when the school was kept in their father's house. £22 . A particular what pertains to the cause ol education and religion town has been reserved for this second part. 1769. 177-2.f his scholars. PART II. Parsons. £15 in In March. 1770. some time after his labors as a minister had ceased. the town paid the Rev. It is an interesting fact connected with the history ot the Rev. a genview has been given of the civil proceedings of the town first during the history of in the half century after its settlement. He taught in private houses before school houses were erected. Parsons year. Some o. vice. year of the settlement. yet living. that he continued these services for the benefit of the children.HISTORY OF GILMANTON. they voted to raise a tax of £20 and from this time a libeto defray the expense of the school ral appropriation has been annually made to furnish instruction for the young. him the alphabet. Mr. and to build two school houses. In the following year. also. they passed a resolve to hire a teacher eight months the ensuing year. LITERARY AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY . The first of these will be treated of under the head of Literary History. eral In the preceding portion of the History of Gilmanton.

and opened a * Hon. with a fund of $15. 1753. and was also in the battle at Trenton. Esq. was born Nov. a donation of £50 was received by the town from the Hon. the following winter.000. Phillips* olutionary for his seasonable donation. Qd. John Phillips. and Feb.. London. In the year 1776. At the town meeting. j|!20. he was engaged successfully for a series of years in teaching in Gilmanton. and unfed. instruct the youth and on the 20th of January. he entered Dartmouth College with the intention of qualifying himself for the Gospel Ministry. After the War. the school to be kept at Orlando Weed's. liow(!ver. taught a public school in several places. at Robert Moidtoivs. was a son of Rev. the LITERARY HISTORY William Smith also instructed as from time to time 9. the town was divided into six school districts. Mr. EUphalct Wood. Peaked Hill school money was £15 13s. for the purpose of hiring teachers to . and in 1774. Hisfifst wife was Sarah. so caWed. and at Fealied Hill. His ancestors emigrated irum the Isle of Wight. duties of his profession permitted. pursuing a course of preparatory study. March 1773. 2 was set off. with power to sit in some cases as Judge in the Superior Court. 1735. E. shoeless. son of Jonathan Wood of Boxfoid. Ms.. he was paid by the town for teaching school the preceding winter £lO. Dennett of Portsmouth. at the capture of Burgoyne. and was in He was the battle at Bunker Hill. 27. 171 [). at JSeheiniah Lougee's. at Dr. at Avery Town. Parsons was paid £389. He liberally endowed Exeter Academy in 1781. Me. March. wlien they were unclothed.146 Dr. In 1774. in 1779. 6d. He was a member of the Council of the State for several years. He was graduated at Harvard College. Tlie Revolutionary War. After leaving the Army. and were among the After first settlers and leading inhabitants in the early history of Boxford. During the RevWar. and daughter of Hon. t . A\ arren when he fell. and came to Exeter.000.. 1795.D. and the clerk was di- rected to transmit to him a copy of the vote. vvliere he was born Dec. Smith's. and also commenced a Professorship of Divinity in Dartmouth College. His second wife was the widow of Dr.. 1778. John Phillips of Exeter. Emery of Wells. and it was directed that a school should be kept near Joshua Beau's Mill. and stood near Gen. LL. commencing. '27. on the Broad road. He suffered in the privations of the Army. and Dr. Mr. in the battle at Stillwater. of Exeter. 1775. William Smith £90 for teaching schools. he gave to the Academy at Andover. 10. widow of Nathaniel Gilman and daughter of Rev. 1777. he was paid £9 16s. Samuel Phillips of Andover. where he kept a private Latin school. Eliphalet Woodf was a celebrated teacher in town. In 1789. Mr. Hale. The Avery Town school money was this year £12. Rev. £10 more. At his death in April. district No. Ms. it was voted that the thanks of the town should be given to the Hon. he bequeathed one third of his estate to Andover Academy and two thirds to Exoter Academy. and was appointed a Justice of the Peace. he in\mediately joined the Army.

Mr. 3. Mr. for teaching school in district No. 14. Many will remember Dudley Leavitt also at a later period as a celebrated teacher . £'S Ss. The number of school districts also increased from time to time as the population increased. for keeping school in district No. 1. this time the districts employed and paid their own on the town books. 13. Aug. in which instruction is annually given to the children of the town from three to nine months in the year. and also installed in Hanover. Amasa Kelly tauglit in district No. Smith his studies. JMay 31. and £3 3s. Amasa Kelly taught in district No. Samuel Hidden. John Barker in No. 1822. installed in Haverhill Dec. studied Divinity at Prinreton Theological Seminary. was taught by Dr. 6. in town. he was paid £4 great celebrity about the same time. 1760. The third son. for services as school master. which he gathered. John Nelson in district No. 1798. son of Price Hidden of Rowley. From teachers. 7. JonIn 1786. his uncle. 1341. their transactions are not matters of record and and elsewhere. Dr. teaching schools. 22d. House. 5. decease. 1791. He graduated at Dartmouth College. £3 12s. He died Feb. aged 77 years. March 8. for teaching school in district No. He assumed ihe editorial charge of the Congregational Journal. served several campaigns.. John Nelson in district No. 29. 5. He left at his * Rer. His religious character shone conspicuous to his latest hour. During his Ministry.and afterwards in Loudori. and Samuel Hidden for teaching seven months. he came to GiImanton. 1788. 1792. 1S31. Dr. 503 were added to the church. In 1778. and Dolly £12 12s. . to which many of the young people resorted. he married Elizabeth. for keeping school in district No. In 1783. graduated at Dartmouth College. and the school in district No. for teaching in district No. Samuel Hidden was paid by the town athan Hill. Smith was paid £2 2s. and was ordained at Tamworth. a wife and seven cliildrpn. by whom he had five children. which place he still occupies. 1792. The same year. and 12tli. 1st. Ms. William Price. 1S26. In 1785. studied Divinity with Rev. In 1787. aged 80. 1. for teaching school.'and lived where he with Mr. 147 school for private instruction near the Rev. 6s. there were 14 school districts. 4.* taught with In 1784. 1. was ordained in Goffstown. Jan. Mr. Henry Wood. preparatory to entering College. 1833. Smith's Meeting Mr. He married Elizabeth Story Price Nov. and was brought up a shoe maker. Eliphalet Wood £6 3s. 7 Joseph Shepard was also a teacher the same year. Mr. Samuel Hidden. 14. Sept. 3. He entered the Armv in 1777. Samuel Hidden. afterwards Rev. and pursuing with Ilev. daughter of Tiriiuthy settled on a farm in Rindge. The whole number now is 33. Wood died of palsy. 10. and James Prescott was paid £5 14s. 12. was born Feb.OF GILMANTON. John Nelson taught in District No. Smith of Gilinanton. June Tilton of Loudon. 1837.

therefore the Committee. John Shepard. Joseph Parsons. Ebenezer Smith. Micajah Morrill. " that the establishment of an Academy in toivnivould be useful to the inhabitants and beneficial to the imblic : thai since it is represented that £. Benjamin Weeks. looked beyond common school instruction. Accordingly. hereafter. and the same hereby is. the town May 7. Simon Moody. be. Moses Page. William Price. for the benefit and support of an Academy in the town of Gilmanton. to examine the schools. given granted forever. which was accepted. Esq. 24.. For many years. Thomas Cogswell. They were desirous before they passed off the stage of action. Steplien town chose Rev. and dated April 19. or a major part A Report of this of them. the appropriation of the school right in town to the use of a public Academy. Daniel Jacobs. 1792. to make permanent provision for the instruction of the youth in the higher branches of education. the town chose a Committee of 20 men to take into consideration. Dr. and is as follows. nually been appointed a superintending School Committee to examine the teachers. Joseph Badger. . Joseph the such Badger. on the 8th of March. there has anand the schools well regulated. viz. Antipas Oilman. however. Dr. GiLMANTON Academy. Joseph Young. Waller Powers.148 the LITERARY HISTORY Foster. At the same meeting. Col. Esq.. the town appointed the Hon. Dudley Thing. Samuel Ladd. was made on the 7th of May. Jr. 1792. signed by 16 of the 20 men. 1792. and to hold a supervision over Theeftbrtsof this Committee the interests of the town schools. Whereupon. to see that the teachers were well qualified. Committee. visit the schools. except the North-Westerly half of lot No. Joseph Badger.''^ This Report was signed by Isaac Smith. Samuel Greely. Isaac Smith. agree in school right to opinion that the appropriation of the an Academy would be agreeable to the Charter of the town and the designs of Government. and it ought to be appropriated accordingly. voted that the whole of said school right. are believed to have had a salutary influence. The early settlers of Gilmanton. which and is reserved for public uses. and Nehemiah Sleeper.500 loould be subscribed for this purpose by individuals. 2d range of the first division of 40 acre lots..

Esq.OF GILMANTON. Joseph Parsons. Simon F. ing was called on the 2d day of September. to take charge of the school right. by tiie name of Gilmanton Academy. Whereas. 1794. and Joseph Badger. the Reverend Isaac Smith. and praying for an incorporation and establishment of an Academy at said Gilmanton and it being of the greatest importance to every free government that encouragement be given to the cultivation of the human mind in early life and as this object is most likely to be obtained under the direction of Societies duly formed and incorporated. on land of Joseph Badger. Col. Joseph Badger. one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. Esqrs. on the 20th of June. that the Honorable Joseph Badger. in the State aforesaid. Jr. Rev. a Committee on behalf of said town. In the year of our Lord.. Reverend Joseph Woodman. Isaac Smith. 149 Col. to decide the location of the Academy Building.. Esq. An Act to establisli an Academy at Gilmanton. by Joseph Badger and others. A Joseph Badger. Reverend Jedediah Tucker. . Academy. Esq. Thomas Cogswell. Jr.. Antipas Gilman. Charter of Gilmanton Academy. Rev. Thomas CogsiveU. Samuel Greely. Jedediah Tucker. Ebenezer Smith.. It was then voted that the Academy be erected near Huckins' Brook. and Samuel Greely. that they had a considerable fund. . the town voted that the proposed Academy should be located on Col. within 30 rods of the school house by HuckThis vote was afterwards reconsidered. Esquire. charter was obtained within fifty rods of the school house. Rev. State of New Hampshire. Joseph Badger's land.. And be it further enacted. and a meetins' Brook. *13 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened. Jr. The original Trustees were Hon. 1793. for this beneficial purpose Therefore. Williams. and hereby is an Academy established at Gilmanton. Rev. that there be... a petition has been preferred to the General Court of this State. to open a subscription for the benefit of said corporation. Joseph Parsons. March 14. Esq. and to petition the General Court for an Act of InAt the annual meeting. setting forth. Joseph Woodman. Reverend Simon Finly Wil.

. and other officers of said Academy and the students and servants thereat. such and so many other reputable persons for Trustees and overseers of said Academy. the num ber of said Corporation. and at all times to elect such instructors. And he it further enacted. shall at no time exceed ten. elected and chosen. shall be. and establish the place of said Academy. . . execution and satisfaction. and they are hereby nominated and appointed Trustees and Overseers of said Academy and they are hereby erected and incorporated into a body politic. and said Corporation shall have power and authority at any time. by ballot. shall be the true and sole visitors. that the said Trustees. and servants of said Academy. from lime to time. be. provided. and their successors in said ofand continue a body politic. to repeal at their pleasure also to settle . and be sued prosecute and defend. shall be observed by the instructors. may seem most fit and convenient and at any legal meeting. to elect and choose. and governors of said Academy. or ought to do. officers. in perpetual succession forever with full power and authority. that the said Trustees and their successors shall have one common seal for their use. and the longest livers. LITERARY HISTORY Joseph Badger. Esquire. in said . as hereafter provided. orders. Joseph Parsons. in all actions. the same rules. orders and by-laws. and their successors. real. personal. Ebenezer Smith. upon the penalties therein mentioned and contained and shall less be than seven. and corporate. fice. as other like corporations may.]50 liams. and by-laws. it shall as soon as may and elect by . they be not repugnant to the Constitution. and if it shall so happen. or renew. Junr. and Samuel Greely. at pleasure and they may sue. change. all which rules. : be their duty to call a meeting. or Laws of this State. be. And he it further enacted. and survivors of them. as to them and their successors. .. Esquires. one or more suitable persons to con)plete saidnumberof seven. and they. which they may break. can. and by that name have continuance and duration forever. to make such rules and by-laws for the good government of said Academy as they may find necessary. ballot. . Gihnanton Academy. at least. and mixed and the same pursue to final judgment. as they shall judge to be necessary and convenient Provided. by the name of the Trustees of . at any time the number of said Corporation. Trustees. teachers. Thomas Cogswell.

and the net annual income of personal estate. and dispose of to the best advantage of said institution Provided always. according to the vote of the inhabitants. benefit and emolument of said institution. and the same to sell. student. for the time being. and appoint others in and a majority of said Corporation. as the Trustees may agree upon also the times and places. or remove at pleasure and the preceptor. grant. and they hereby are. devise. that if at anytime. until he has been a student thereof. profits. time. as occasion may require. shall be exempted from taxation. shall at no time exceed the sum of three hundred dollars. that the net annual income of such real estate. . or any teacher. to act for them and the same. and military duty and all the estate. invested with lull power and authority in law. that no student of said Academy. seventeen hundred and ninety-three. for the use. it shall so happen. for the term of twenty years and afterwards at such place or places. to supercede. and manner of convening said TrustAnd said Corporation are hereby authorized from time to ees. purchase. shall not by virtue of this act be free from taxation Provided also. free of rates and taxes. either real or personal. : : . instructor. and stead be a quorum for transacting business. shall their room. to take. be exempt. . or attorneys. or military duty. any estate. or servant thereof. : . real and personal. and all others employed in the business of instruction and teaching at said Academy. shall be free from taxation Provided nevertheless. rent and improve the same. agreeably to law. then and in such case. that the real estate belonging to said Academy. belonging to said Academy. . officer. bC. shall at no time exceed the sum of three thousand dollars. or other legal mode of conveyance. and the students thereof. and at all times. 151 Gilmanton. and free from poll taxes. shall. shall exceed the amount of three thousand and three hundred dollars. at least nine months immedi. in said town. over and above the said sum of three thousand and three hundred dollars. And be it further enacted. and the income. passed the second day of September. receive. all such real estate. And said Corporation shall have power to constitute and appoint one or more agents. or otherwise. to supercede and remove any member of said Corporation. .OF GILMANTON. that said Board of Trustees and their successors in office. dispose of and convey by deed. or preceptors. proceeds and avails thereof. or to lease. to lay out. Anno Domini. and hold by gift.

Esquire. that the end and design ol the institution of the said Academy. and Latin languages. included in brackets. Logic. and agreeable to such terms. and a Committee appointed to sell or lease the lands belonging to the Institution. be. and piety. Noah Dow's. and the knowledge of the English. meetings. was repealed . shall at no time exceed two hundred acres. and Ebenezer Smith. said privileges and immunities. Joseph Badger was chosen President. On the 6th of October. June 20th.834. Mathematics. making the fund in 1812. the subscribers to the funds at of the Academy met and Capt. for the use. to said Corporation. Clerk. as expressed in any deed. where he may belong. Treasurer. 1794. Esq. the same officers were re-elected.'jj^3. limitations. and at any other. and designs of those who may hereafter become benefactors of the same. Rhetoric.]* Approved. their successors and assigns. and hereby is authorized and appointed to call the first meeting of said Corporation. the said Trustees. 5. Oratory. Esq. Greek. A7id be it further enacted. innholder. The amount of the funds subscribed was £500.152 LITERARY HISTORY ately next preceding the time of taking tlie valuation in wliich he may be included. 1795.. 1794. the proceeds of the land amounted to This last . 1796. and their successors. The first meeting of the Trustees was held on the 23d of September. conditions. Sept. when the Hon. benefit. or i^ 1. and other useful and ornamental branches of the corps Literature. On the 2d of December. and manner of [Provided nevertheless. and establish a method of calling intentions . And be it further enacted. or other instrument of conveyance. establish modes for their proceeding. in proviso. To have and to hold. and emolument of said institution. Writing. may agree upon. and to preside therein at which meeting. Geography. : keeping their records Proceedings of the Trustees.666.. to be made for that purpose. to give their notes securities. or the time in when he shall be notified to at- tend military duty. and the enfranchisements herein mentioned. that the Honorable Joseph Badger. is to encourage and promote virtue. the land belonging to said Corporation. Joseph Parsons.

500. and one year's interest on all the lands sold was appropriated for the same object. the Board held a meeting.. Mr. was employed the first Preceptor. Academy on Tuesday. 1. Selden was appointed Preceptor. who were appointed for that purpose. 153 all ^5. Esq. Messrs. Smith. He resigned accordingly. a graduate of to 35 years. 3. Oct. and Joseph Young. Williams that his resignation would be acceptable.^"250 out of the funds.OF GILMANTON. On the 8d of October. and took charge of the school. The salary of the Preceptor was fixed at ^'300 per annum. and The Jirst Exhibition was in April. The same officers were again re-chosen. A. 1799. were appointed a Committee to hire school in the It was agreed to commence a Preceptor. 1797. Esq.00. . the Constitution of the Academy previously prepared by a Committee. 1805. was adopted. and continued to hold that office for preach on the occasion of Peter L.50 per quarter. Woodman. was appointed to collect and appropriate subscriptions made for the Academy Building. they were directed to finish said Building as far as subscriptions would allow. the tuition was raised to . Esqrs. Gen. tuition ^1.^'2. Mr. Folsom. and the the Rev. Moodv was chosen Treasurer at the same meeting. Esqrs.. was passed to Mr. Folsom resigned In the autumn of 1804. Simon F. Joseph Badger. and a set of rules or by-laws for the school was In 1806. 1804.. was elected to fill his place. and his resignation was accepted Oct. Calvin his office as Preceptor. and on 14th of August. 7. Smith was appointed opening the Academy. consisting of Joseph Badger. it was agreed to inform the Rev. Jr.. Moody.00 for the term. and his receipt taken for the same. Mr. The Exhibition was fixed on the third Tuesday in deceased. an agent to collect monies and subscriptions due to the Academy. At the annual meeting. which office he held about six years. and a Committee. the annual meeting was held. 1798. Rev. December 2d. The property of the Academy in the hands of Ebenezer Smith and others. and appointed an Executive Committee. and adopted. 1798. In the summer of this year. when Stephen Moody. August. On the 14th of February. Esq. by Thomas Cogswell and Samuel Greely. B. 1797. He was paid . the same officers were re-elected.. Peter L. William Badijer was elected Trustee in place of his grandfather. Oct. and Tucker. Dartmouth College and a townsman. and also appointed Stephen Moody.. Tuition was ^1.. and John Shepard.

was granted equally for the use of Atkinson and Gilmanton Academies. That their of the aforesaid inhabitants in said town in shall in future have the town meetings the upper story of said house at times. towards grant. itants of the That the thanks of town of Gilmanton in Board be given of in said to the inhab- for their grant ^250. in said house. . and the following the votes of the Trustees were passed. Esq. Voted.. Esq. appointed :2:2d to the and vacancy made by the resigned. Esq. when said meetings shall not interfere with the sessions of the County Court. 1812. in Thomas Burns. the right of holding all Voted. the Board received of the Court. town ^'250 towards finishing the Academy. 1809.^'150 of the interest of the fund was appropriaOn the •24th of February. 1809. the tuition was May 22d. the Academy Buildby means of ashes deposited in a barrel. in February. 3. with a request that the same may be read at their next annual meeting. 1810. one half a township of land in the County of Coos. That the Clerk of foregoing this Board present a copy of the \ otes to the Selectmen of said town. which be- fore the Charter ter.154 LITERARY HISTORY place of Joseph Par- John Ham. Oct. and .00. was elected Trustee sons. and of the Charshall at " that the land belonging to the Academy ^•3.. just four weeks ted for this purpose. this viz. it was ordered by the Trustees that a petition should be presented to the Legislature for an amendment of the Charter. and Stephen Moody and Thomas Burns were chosen a Committee to solicit subscriptions to rebuild the Academy. John Ham." Oct. Hon.. was appointed agent to lease to the night of the fire On ing took sions of the County the use of the new Academy Building for the sesOct. 2. was limited to 200 acres. and four days after the fire. This amended by repealing the viz. 1814. 6.. was chosen a member of the Board in place of the Rev. enlarging their powers of holding real estate. June. Ebenezer Smith." raised to Oct. deceased. ' Voted. finishing the new Academy Building consideration town. the frame of the present Building was erected. of Jan. 1808. Joseph Woodman. 4. no time exceed 200 acres. 1808. and was The Board convened on the first Tuesday entirely consumed. petition last provision was granted. At the session of the Legislature. Daniel Smith was resignation of his father. Col.

Nov. 6. was elected a Trustee in place of his father. the men who have successively filled the office finish the : . 1819. Greely. 4. Isaac Smith. 1822. there was an annual sermon before the Trustees and students at the annual Examination for a series of years. the tuition of four pious indigent students has been annually remitted. ^* 75. Stephen Moody. ford was elected a Trustee in place of Rev. . 1829.^'50 of the interest of the use of the Academy. 155 . without preference of friends or kindred. 6. Nov. deceased. Nov. were chosen to obtain subscriptions for a bell for the Nov. Esq. The Constitution of this Academy. Stephen L. Luke A. until 1826. From the 15th of October. were purchased at ^'110. the Trustees voted to apply to the County for ^'200 to North room in the Academy for a jury room. 3.$80. With a view to encourage and confirm the religious instruction given in the school. subscriptions to paint the Academy Building. of good natural abilities and literary acquirements. two pews. Nov. 1823. A good acquaintance with human nature is also much desired and in the appointment of any instructor regard shall be had to qualifications only. Rev. Oct. William Badger. " Whereas. 10 and 12 in the Congregational Meeting House. 1318. funds were appropriated for purchasing a bell. of a natural aptitude to teach for instruction and government. 1824. and sound in the faith. were purchased at . on a discreet and judicious appointment of its instructors no person shall be chosen a principal instructor unless he be of the Protestant Religion.. whose sentiments are similar to those hereinafter expressed and will lead him to inculcate the doctrines and perform the duties required in the Constitution also of exemplary life and conversation. 7. place of birth. . deceased. Stephen Moody and Thomas Burns were appointed to procure July 4. In 1828. and Thomas Burns. for the success of this institution much depends under Providence.00. 1825.OF GILMANTON. requires that. 38 and 51 in the Methodist Chapel. the town paid Stephen Moody and Thomas Burns for painting the Academy. Spofject. when the stated ministrations of the Gospel were established in the Village. Col. education or residence. On the 5th of October. Also. 5. Nos." Accordingly. for the same purpose. they appropriated ^'50 towards the same obAt the annual meeting. . for the use of the scholars in the Academy. 1825. Nos. Samuel Greely.

*Peter Lawrence Folsom. 1812. 1837. Thomas Cogswell. Cabinet of Minerals has been commenced. *Enoch Wood. M. *Rev. have been purchased by the Trustees. Chemical. *Hon. *Stephen Moodv. *Joseph Parsons. A. Luke Ainsworth Spofford. 1827. 1810. 1817. Esq. 1806. 1817. His Excel'y William Badger. M. M. Elected. 1836. 1806. . Esq. 1824. for experiments in the different A branches of study. A. 1804. 1818. M. M. Simon Finley Williams. Esq. 1799. 1840. M. Stephen Leavitt Greely. 1817. Enoch Corser. Joseph Badger. 18361826. A. Rev. Joseph Badger. 1799. Aided by its advantages. Died or Resigned. 1818. Two graduates are constantly employed in the instruction. 1839. Esq. Rev. *Hon. 1806. 1819. 1799. M. Abraham Bodwell. *Rev. 1794. 1806. Jedediah Tucker. M. and to obtain a liberal education. consisting of 500 specimens. 1799. Trustees of Gilmanton Academy. 1824. A. Ebenezer Smith. A. and the school has uniformly been well patronized by the community. Francis Cogswell. *Rev. *Hon. and Pneumatical Apparatus. M. Joseph Woodman. 1806. A. men of piesus- At diiFerent periods a Female Department has been tained. and a Preceptress three fourths of the year. 1824. A. Jr. have held a liigh rank as scliolars and ty. 1806. Isaac Smith.M. 1826. A. 1831. also an extensive Philosophical. Esq. *Rev. Rev. *Thomas Burns. A handsome Electrical Machine. A. many of the young men of Gilmanton have been enabled to prepare for College. *Hon. 1812. 1803. A. Esq. A. M. Rev. it has afforded much useful and sound instruction to many hundreds of youth in this and the adjacent towns.156 LITERARY HISTORY of Preceptor. *John Ham. M. *Daniel Smith. A. 1828. *Samuel Greely. William Patrick. and within the 48 years of its operations.

157 Elected.OF GILMANTON. .

born in March. . .. 1771. widow Esther Hall of Concord. the oldest son. Oct. The eldest daughter.158 LITEBABY HISTORY Sept. Stearns of Epping. Woodman published the Election Sermon for 1802. and married Benjamin Colby Esther. Nov. 1783. 1. . also Representative to the GeneThe other children were Joseph. ses. Mr. and Rev. Jonathan Wood of Boxford. Dec. . to its funds. 6. born March 19th. graduated at Dartmouth College. Ms. . 29. 1785. He died Oct. 31st. was born May 2. by whom he had 12 children. graduated at Harvard College. aged 59. and was mother of Jonathan Kittredge. and John. at which time a church of seven members was formed. and married married Presby West Hannah Parker of Bradford. the Rev. 1826. daughter of Mr. 1782. and has been for many years in the practice of Law in Rochester. who was a daughter of the Rev. 13th. . born 1792. Mr. graduated at Dartmouth College. Aaron Whittemore. 1813. born in April. Jeremiah Hall Woodman. born Feb. 13. was born April. His wife died July 12th. Mr. 1790. Nov. now Canton. son of Samuel Tucker of Stoughton. commenced practice of Law in Dover. and is a tanner. Esq. and at the time of his decease was a candidate for the office of Representalive to Congress. was Rev. He married Lucy. Charles. and graduated at the New Jersey College in He was ordained in 17CG. 28. and there were but 50 families in the The Rev. 1787. in Haverhill. and settled in Loudon. 21st. born ral Court from that town. 21. 28. Mr. married Dr^ Jonathan Kittredge of Canterbury. 1822. 1794. Three of them died in infancy.. in Oct. Sanbornton. and died Sept. lived in Boston. Jedediah Tucker. from I Cor. dismissed from his pastoral 1806. Esq. 1807. and who lives on the homestead farm in Sanbornton Anna.. Mr. the distinguished temperance lecturer. Hale of Newbury. gave the charge. and was the founder of Woodman Sanbornton Academy by a liberal donation He died at the age of 36. Mr. Walker of Concord. Woodman married the of fellowship. 1803. gave the right hand In August. and several other occasional discour- The Rev. and was Representative. the first Minister of Pembroke. when he was but 18 years old. born in April. born May 25. 1761. Ms. 1772. Woodman wes charge. Aaron. and also Speaker of the House. preached the sermon town. 1772. 1789. 1775. Apphia. 1776. 1748. 1778 Polly.

graduated at New Jersey College.. the first Wednesday in August. 1763. He was afterwards installed in Meredith. Tucker. Simon Finley. He was ordained in Line Brook Parish. The two Gilbert Tennent. John Adams. The first Congregational Church was organized Aug. 21. graduated at Dartmouth College. 1769. (New Town.OF GILMANTON. and was dismissed May 6. 16. 1766. Mr. practiced Medicine among the people of his charge. 19th. He also Oct. In consequence of a shock of the palsy. and was dismissed Aug. Falmouth. Mr. consisting of nine members. Rev. and died suddenly April 28. 20. aged 60. The first annual town meeting was held March 20. 13. 1814. Ireland. Simon Williams. was born in Trim. 1784. and continued there in the Ministry until his death. Simon Finley Williams was born in New Jersey. 159 Ms. and was settled at Windham in December. . and another to the Rev. He was installed at 1788. 1824. and died at Framingham. Catharine. Oct. was the youngest son in the family. 1768. youngest sons both entered the Minat Fogg's Manor.' He manned Martha istry. he took a dismission from the Church as their Pastor. 1793. 24. Me.. William Miltimore of were Adam. and Elizabeth. 10th. 1809. 1813. Simon Finley. the subject of this notice. Rev. John Floyd. studied Divinity under Rev. 1761. 1729. His wife died Cyrus Tucker. Rev. which he had by his wife Mary Floyd. Rev. Ms. aged 57. Simon F. 1764. Gilbert Tennent. The town of Meredith was first settled in 1766. and has also served as Representative of Loudon in the General Court. New Jersey. Murray of Newbury. now occupies the homestead in Loudon. George. 1791. 1785. Newbury. Williams 1792. and Constant Floyd. Rev. His father. 31st.) June 1st.. 1826. by whom he had Simon Tennent. Esq. in the 64th year of his His children. One of his daughters was married to Rev. he left his people in September. 1786. by a man named EaThe town was incorporated Dec. Ipswich. 1818. Ann. also served as Representative of the town in the General Court. age. a son of Sept. born Windham. graduated at Dartmouth College. Morrison of tha. Sept. near the Wears. a physician. Nov. Polly. 8. and continued his Ministry for about 20 years. He though he preached occasionally for some years afterward. MarSamuel Morrison. ton. Dec. was ordained in Methuen. 1821. William Gregg of Cape Elizabeth.

one third one third in corn and grain at cash price. 1797. which are within two miles of the shore. That the pastoral relation between the Rev. until Church. during his Ministry. Williams had been exposed. 1798. high. agreeably to his reThe Church. and in 1801. . Preble in the frigate Essex to the East Indies. as a forfeiture of his Christian and Min- character. 1797. but are constrained in faithful- God. This Island is they put into port upon the Island of Batavia. who sleeps for six or eight nights suc- cessively in the town. " Voted. He had received an appointment to give the ship's crew an address on the 4th of July but he took the fever and died on the 3d ef and it is fatal malady. vote was unanimously passed by the Church. testify his repentance. in July. were of this number." Mr. and. A fever is generated in the puwell known for its fatal climate. The Church appointed several Committees of investigation. John Cate. 3Ioderator. they appointed a day of fasting and prayer. was also given him for a settlement. the following to be present. finally. Clerk. two stories in good beef and pork. . 28th. 1792. to themselves and to him. and one third A house 32 by 40 feet. was installed in cash. 1802. he accompanied Commodore In June. Williams and this Church be dissolved. Simon F. A stranger. His salary was £60. more than an equal chance that he falls a victim to this To this fever Mr. Williams immediately enlisted as a Chaplain in the Navy of the United States. may certainly reckon on catching the fever. when the vessel left the port about the last of June. to bear testimony against special privileges his unchristian isterial conduct. and he asked a dismission. Twenty were added His wife Polly and himself to the Church. canquest on the 2d of March. however. and to suspend him from all in the he shall giveness of the Church. at which several neighboring ministers were invited On the 2Sth of August. March 2d. 1798. trid mud banks and stagnant canals. and held many meetings for prayer and inquiry in regard to the path of duty. not consistently dismiss him in regular standing.160 LITERARY HISTORY Nov. nor hold him in fellowship as a private brother ness to . and seek for- [Signed] John Roberts. About five years after his settlementj charges were presented to the Church affecting his Christian character.

WashingOne of whom married Hon. William Anderson of Londonderry. . His father had 11 sons and 3 daughters. but died some years since the second daughter. and on the 4th. Dea. the crew were assembled to perform the last offices to his remains. in a merchant's vessel which was unfortunately taken by pirates. a Mr. Hon. 161 July. Ebenezer and John. were settlers in that part of the town which is now Gilford. Samuel Kelly. She had one child when they moved to Meredith. Smith not being able to guide a horse herself. *14 . Polly. who was the first male child born in Meredith. and on the 4th of July. and in consequence he became an extensive landholder in the town. Ebenezer himself. the subject of this notice. behind her husband. m. m. committed to a watery grave. 1802. Jeremiah and Payne. and whom the Senate delighted to honor by appointing him to preside over their deliberations. became a Proprietor of Gilmanton. Daniel. Two of his sons. was a path to be followed by spotted trees. the first settler of New Hampton two others m. and was one of those who gave bonds for settlement. His widow was sey. John ton and five daughters. John. went to sea with whom she lived several years. Dea. in of Admiral the . left with three children. his son. Pollard of Nashua.OF GILMANTON. upon the same horse and thus mounted with his child in his arms and a favorite little dog in his pocket. This was the man who afterwards sat upon the bench of Justice. Two of Judge Smith's brothers. Ebenezer. Peter. He however escaped and entered the Russian service. and moved there about His wife was Sarah Spiller of Exeter. Esq. John Anderson of Windham. took a seat. Col. he arrived one evening just before sunsetting. Betsey. Judge of Probate another m. where he was born in 1734. He was decently shrouded. the year 1768. as was common in those days. The eldest daughter. afterwards settled in Meredith. and that part of the way which lay through Gilmanton. His children were Ebenezer. But Judge Smith himself was an early settler of Meredith. . at the camp which he had previously erected on the North West shore of one of the Bays in the Winnipissiogee River. The journey was accomplished on horse-back. Ebenezer Smith was a son of Daniel Smith of Exeter. Mrs. . Peter.. where he distinguished office and is said to have been promoted to the Russian Navy. Polly and Bet- She afterwards m. Mooney. and is now living in Hudson.

and was ordained at Sanbornton. his son moved from Newbury to Boscawen in the early settlement of the town. William Patrick. and was ordained in Canterbury. 2d. and Woodman Sanbornton Academy one year. His second wife was Margaret IMills of Dunbarton.. son of John. and died Aug. His father. daughter of Joseph Gerrish of Boscawen. Ms. who emigrated to this John with David country from Scotland. Judge Smith was a father to the new settlers of the town for many He was successively Representative and Senator in the years. Col. Abraham BodiveU. was born Jan. Oct. The Rev. Nancy. 1778. 26. Nov. He m. London. was son of John and grandson of John of Newbury. taught the Academy at Haverhill one year. Bodwell. the when a boy. 22. David Corser. who was a son of Samuel Conner ofEpping. 1773. Bodwell is a sound Divine. He studied Divinity with Rev. State Legislature. Nov. 1832. and view residence of more than one hundred cousins. Charles Lane now of Gilford Joseph Conner. Joseph Woodman. where he has continued through a long and useful ministry of about 40 years. about the year 1690. William. who graduated at D.. and was graduated at H. after spending two years in Highbery College. He was grad. was born in Methuen. His first wife was Mary. . Rev. about the year 1700.. The other children of Rev. His children are Sarah Jane. 1803. Susan and Elizabeth. His memory will long be preserved with veneration and respect. Rev. could stand at his father's door. Ms. . May 6. Fanny. INIr. was born in that place July 4th. 1843. 22d. and was dismissed from his pastoral charge. 1805. C. son of William Bodwell. Enoch Corser. 1807. Rev. England. C. 1806. successor to Rev. Winthrop Dudley of Brentwood. Judge of Probate from 1797 to 1805. aged 73. who m. Jonathan French of Andover. son of David Corser of Boscawen. and grand-son of John Patrick. 13. Ms. at Williams' College in 1799. and purchased the whole of that tract of land which from their name is called Corser's Hill. Mr. The Rev. and one m. Enoch Corser. are Ruth. daughter of Joseph Conner of Sanbornton..162 LITERARY HISTORY Lawrence. he settled in Weymouth. who came to this country and settled in Western. and has labored with great acceptance and success among his people for nearly 40 years. and for two years President of the Senate Judge of the County Court from 1784 to 1787. Ann. He was . went to England. and. 1787. Ms.

and continued in the office of Clerk un- was divided into three Counties. and is now Precep- Holmes Plymouth Academy. he kept the Academy at Meredith Bridge He then pursued the study of Law with Stephen for two years. 1821. as a stated On the first Sabbath in May. Dec. Harris of Dunbarton. 1824. he and has since that time supplied place. Mr. and in 1841. and was ordained in Loudon March 5th. and then removed to Ossipee. is the son of the late Dr. Since Mr. On the 24tb of December.OF GILMANTON. John Vose. Nathaniel Bouton was born in Norwalk. for many years a very distinguished instructor. Bouton has been Pastor. Rev. 1799. Ct. and they were so acceptable that he was retained on probation several months. studied Theology with the Rev.. After encountering many trials.. and Carroll. 1843. He at that time removed to Dover. the Church. Belknap. closed his labors ser graduated at tor of in that He preached at Northfield. 1841. This call was accepted. and gave up his connection with the Law. the Church at Plymouth. and graduated. He immediately entered upon a course of Theological study at the Seminary in Andover. 1811. 1825. Esq. William Cogswell of Atkinson. having til the old County of Strafford called Strafford. in 1840. even before his term at Andover closed. he took a dismission from his charge. where he continued until he was appointed Clerk of the Judicial Courts in 1834. Dr. Ms. at Tuftonborough.. Moody.. 163 graduated at Middlebury College. under the direction of the Hon. supply. His services were sought by the Church at Concord. Rev. and grad. at Dartmouth College in 1822. 1800. 1817. entered Yale College. one of the ablest attorneys of the County of Strafford. time. 1838. After taking his degree. and is agent and part owner of a Manufacturing establishment. and experi- encing much success in his labors. 1817. . he resigned his ofiice. He prepared for College at Atkinson Academy. Esq. which he completed in 1824. and was admitted to the Bar. for five years. and he was ordained on the 23d of March. 21st. and commenced the practice He remained there a short of Law in 1827. SejDt. June 20th. His son Samuel Bartlett Gerrish CorDartmouth College. the Church presented him a unanimous call. and was born in that place. then vacant. which vv^as confirmed by the Society on the 30th. He now resides at Andover. Corser's wife was a daughter of Joseph Gerrish of Boscawen. 20th. Francis Cogswell.

M. Samuel Ayers Kimball. Rev. 1816. was born Nov. Preceptors of Gilmanton Academy. 1810. was born June 20th. .. Andover. M. is Stephen C. John Lord. and settled in Chester in this State. Law at Meredith Bridge Law business. M. and has had sevHe received the honorary de- M. A. Samuel Fletcher. Rev. 1797. A. son of William of Danville. He was employed as Latin Tutor in Phillips Academy at Andover.. and is still ardently devoted to the duties of his profession. he studied Divinity at Andover. Lyford. Nathan Lord. Elected. Died or Resigned. A. M. over the Church in Amherst. to which he was inaugurated Oct. 1812. D. He studied Divinity at the Theological Seminary. On the 22d of September. dismissed many members to has at three different periods freely form the West. Oct. Peter Lawrence Folsom. where he still remains. 1806. Andrew Mack. 1806. 1804. son of Hon. and was for a time teacher in Exeter Academy. 1797. he was ordained Colleague Rev. . D. and the East Congregational Churches in Concord. Andrew Mack. Me. 1828. and graduated at Middlebury College in 1818. has shared an extensive eral Law students in his office. Jeremiah Barnard. 1828. where he labored with great acceptance and popularity a little more than 12 years. M. with the still occupies. He graduated at Bowdoin College in 1809. 28th. and completed his course of May 22d. 1821. 29th. Vt. Jonathan Clement. united and prosperous under his ministerial labors. 1810. and it is still respectable in numbers.. Pastor. in a native of Brookfield in this He commenced the practice of 1815. gree of A. A. a merchant in Berwick. 1806. he was dismissed from his people. State.. the South. now South Berwick. 1804. A. for 10 years after which.. 1806. at Dartmouth College in 1829. 1808. 1830. A. A. loth. Esq. 1812. having received an appointment to the Presidency of Dartmouth College. 1792. Ms. 1808. I\L Calvin Selden.164 been LITERARY HISTORY greatly increased. and which important station he instruction in 1815. Cyrus Mann. M.

and of the Maine He was Chief Justice of the Court of Legislature in 1828. Adams. A.. $ Ephraim Nelson Hidden. 1833. A. The others will be no- The Hon. A. M. Joshua M. 1827. Mary A. M. Charles Tenney. Elected. Tenney. in this place from 1804 to 1806. A. 1842. M. iaQ« *^'^^1838. A. 1832. Edwin David Sanborn. Sarah Cynthia Clark. A. M. 165 Died or Resigned. M. ) iqqq ^^''^^• I Stephen Sewall Norton Greely. Asa man he has been verv reSessions from 1816 to 1818. 1839. M.M. 1834. 1836. M. 1827. A. Brief Notices of the Preceptors. 1843. 1820. John Lucas Parkhurst. 1840. A. A. ( Ephraim Nelson Hidden. 1832. A. A. town. A. 5 Elliott Colby Cosswell. 1840. Charles Tenney. 1825. M. M. ticut. and graduated Calvin Selden was born at Farmington in Connecat Dartmouth College in the class of 1803. Sarah T. . after and was admitted to the Bar in 1808.OF GILMANTON. M. 1834. 1821. 1834. Miss Miss Miss Miss Mrs.. M. Asa Emerson Foster. '11 and '12. M. Pitman. Me. Mary H.M. Hale. Emily P. l«3y. 1835. 1835. WilHam Cogswell Clarke. 1827. A. 1821. Edward Alexander Lawrence. These notices will be limited to those Preceptors who were not natives. has ever since resided. 1814. ) ^^'*^^ Ephraim Nelson Hidden. Charles Tenney. A. Mrs. Preceptresses of Gilmanton Academy. 5 Elliott Colby Cogswell. where he He taught the Academy which he studied Law chusetts Legislature in He was Representative to the Massa1810. A. 1843. Heman Rood.33. M. 18. M. John Lucas Parkhurst. 1827. 1841. 1843. Clarke.1843. He commenced the practice of law in Norridgewock.M. or residents of the ticed elsewhere. 1814. Daniel Tenney. A. 1834. 1825. M. A. Ann W.A. Parker.

Esq.166 LITERARY HISTORY spectable. 1789... A. 1815. 1810. and was licensed to preach. when he for in Haverhill. Here he remained for more than a quarter of a century. was born at Plymouth. Ms. Ms. son of John Mann... was b. N. He took charge of Kimball Union Academy in in teaching. He was fitted in College at the public school in Orford and at the Academy He graduated at D. and becontinued 4 years came the editor of the Christian Mirror. Ms. and was admitted to the Bar in Aug. where he continues in practice. Ms. Parkhurst. where he remained two years. Ms. C. and also taught in Wis. ShurtlefF. He read Law in the office here two years. and graduated at D. March 3.. he turned his attention to the study of Divinity under the direction of Dr. Samuel Fletcher. from 1810 to 1812. John Kimball. Esq. he was settled in the ministry at Westminster. 1785. instructing at the same time a High School. JNIe. He then studied Law with Mr. grad. and was Preceptor in tliis Academy the same year. in 1806. 178-2. but removed to his native town. he was appointed Tutor at Dartmouth College.. He studied Law and practiced for a short time in Dover. John L. was born in Framingham. M. Samuel A. He has recently given up his charge there and removed to Lowell. In 1809. After teaching 2 years. which he left for Gilmanton Academy in 1821. Concord. one of the first settlers in Orford. Rev. and immediately took charge of the Academy in this place. graduated at D. was born in that place April 3. of Judge Green of Concord. in 1806. C. 1785. July 31. Ross of Troy. February 22. C. While Tutor in College. . at Brown University in 1812. and completed He has since been principally employed his course in 1817. Cyrus Mann. where he continued in an extensive practice until 1841. He fitted for College at the Academies in Plymouth and SalisbuHe taught the Academy ry.. son of Dea. and as an Attorney he has ranked one of the first in the County.. Kimball. Concord in the Legislature of this State in 1823. Plainfield. he entered the Theological Seminary at Andover. in which employment he continued 5 years. 1815. was dismissed and settled in Plymouth. and immediately opened an office in that place. and he then removed to Portland. when he was appointed Treasurer of the Theological Seminary at AndoHe represented the town of ver. where he now resides. Y.

. and continued two years. Rev. Esq. he left the State and became Preceptor of an Academy in Erie. and completed his studies in the office of Stephen Moody. who also Some of the . their miller. Foster. Ms. Esq. These 40 families were so located that there were 10 families on each side of the square. emigrated to this country. their physician. C. and took charge of the to Academy. was born Aug. His great ancestor was one of 40 families who formed a colony. He was ordained at Haverhill. was graduated at D. Lyford.OF GILMANTON. was born Dec. and immediately took charge of this Academy. He commenced practice in Meredith.. 1822. minister. Ms. son of Greenleaf Clarke. 1810. which he completed in 1838. 1811. Lower Canada. He read Law one year in connection with the Law School at Cambridge. 1834. and has publish- His Grammar. May 8. He was Preceptor of this Academy one year from August. Asa Foster. Ephraim N. in which he instructed one year. Atkinson. he removed to Manchester. Rev. a native of Canterbury. brought with him his cedar posts and tenter hooks. He then entered upon a Theological course in the Seminary at Andover. with a house lot their farms They brought with them their laying back from the square. He then returned to the vicinity of Portland. He also published a valuable work on Moral Philosophy. and graduated at D. 167 casset. took charge of this Academy in When he retired from this 1825. M. and after teachin Newburyport. where he remained 5 years from 1827 1832. 10. 1834. of He graduated at D. 28. ing for a time . and was Solicitor for the County of Belknap. He has recently been installed at Marblehead. and their clothier. and a son of Col. in 1836. A. He has been a thorough and successful teacher.. where he secured a respectable business. has been extensively used in this vicinity. He then returned to Gilmanton. where he has ever since resided. Esq. and resigned his Pastoral charge in 1844.. C. where he now resides. 1832. Hidden. and grandson of Price Hidden of Rowley. Esq. Academy in 1827. In 1843. Asa E. and settled on a square in Rowley. Ms. Clarke. Ms. first ed some important papers on education. JVilliam C. Lawrence was a native of Stanstead. 1839. in the State of Pennsylvania. Edward A. C. where he now lives. son of Ephraim Hidden of Tamworth. and of Stephen C. published in 1821.

1840. Agent for Foreign Missions. 28th. a native of Tamworth. was grad. and was ordained in Oxford. of sea coast was divided into 40 Brief Notices of the Preceptresses. to Sophia Ann.168 LITERARY HISTORY are said to be yet standing. 1. 1845. at D. and has been associated with the Principal of Gilmanton Academy for two years. She was educated in Andover. . Pitman. Miss Mary H. and was ordained at Northwood. M. and was ordained Pastor of the Church in Deerfield. Academy one year. She married Hon. studied Divinity in the Gilmanton and Lane Seminaries.. 12th. at Dartmouth College in 1838. Joseph Adams of Andover. John Lord of Ips- The Preceptresses connected with the wich. which he completed in 1842. Elliott C. Sept. and Rev. Clarjc of Greenland. He was Preceptor of Gilford at Dartmouth College in 1842. Clark. and taught two summers in Gilmanton. Joseph Cogswell. Ms. and was an assistant till he completed his Theological He was married studies in the Theological Seminary in 1840. was grad. Thomas Adams. and died some years since at her mother's residence in Amherst. and pursued a course of Theological study in Gilmanton TheoHe was married logical Seminary. 1842. He was a Preceptor of the Academy in Gilmanton two years. She has two brothers in the ministry. Aug. received her education at Bradford Academy. 1842. daughter of Dea. posts The Newbury colony. was a native of Hancock. Aug. C. Samuel W. Daniel Tenney. but lay wider back in the same triangular form. Miss Ann IV. let them have one mile of sea This mile and each man's farm was very narrow upon the sea coast. May 13. 1841. to Mary Elizabeth Parsons. Ohio. Nov. taught here two terms. Hidden fitted for College at Exeter Academy. had charge of the Academy 3 years. A. in and eight miles back the form of a triangle. daughter of John Clark. Cogsivell. Rev. 1841. was grad. William Clark. 3d. Mr.. and a son of Dr. in 1835. C. they obtained their land. parts. ladies of thorough acquirements Academy have been and pleasing accomplishments. son of the late Silas Tenney of Chester. was graduated at D. Adams was daughter of Maj. Joshua M. Rev. of whom coast. where she now resides. Ms. Rev. a native of Meredith.

She was a preceptress at Hampton and Sanbornton Academies. the doctrine of the Trinity. and the obligations to duUy. daughter of Capt. to such of the Students as were is of time. Hinsdale. and now resides in Oxford. being given by inspiration of God. to Rev. Ohio. Me. in 1834. one year. Ohio. Hale. with Gilmanton Academy two summers. Mrs. Sarah T. Derry Village. 3. 1844. was educated at Atkinson and Bradford Academies. Abel K.OF GILMANTON. the necessity of atonement by the blood of Jesus Christ. the Father. where her husband died. process . and the Holy Ghost.. to Rev. daughter of the late Silas Tenney of Chester. his universal providence and perfect government of the natural and moral worlds. Andover. Daniel Tenney. be devoted to the sacred work of the Gospel Ministry. and went with him to Syria on a Mission among the independent Nestorians in Persia. was educated at the Adams Female Academy. Me. and of faith towards our Lord Jesus in preparing for the Gospel Ministry. and one year also at the Academy in Gorham. the doctrine of Christ as true God. and was connected She was m. resulting from them also the doctrines of Revealed Religion. 15 . Oct. furnish instruction in Theology to Gilmanton Acad1794. Clark. It " Whereas many of the Students may. was educated at the Female Academy. Jonathan L. and was afterwards m. Theological Seminary. 169 Miss Sarah C. ParJcer. in 1835. She has since been connected as a teacher with the Grand River Institute. as the being of God and his perfections. as they are contained in the Sacred Scriptures of divine authority. Miss Mary A. She afterwards married Rev. it shall be tlie duty of the Instructors to teach them the principles of Natural Religion. . Nathaniel Parker of Derry. 20th. It was the original design of the founders of emy. Hale of Windham. there declared that. John Clark of Derry. and was connected with the Gilmanton Academy but one term. daughter of Dea. Austinburgh. as expressed in the Constitution adopted Oct. and of regeneration by the Spirit of God the doctrine of repentance towards God. the Word. particularly. and the Abbott Female Academy.

and the doctrine of the resurrection from the dead. and Feb. 1836. to On the establish a Theological Department in the Institution. did establish in connection with the The Rev.. and the great and final Judgment with its consequences of eternal happiness to the righteous. through the redemption that living to in Christ Jesus the doctrine also of the Christian's progressive sanctification in dying to sin and God in new obedience to all the commands of Christ. was appointed to effect a sale. the Rev. on the 25th in October. In the mean time. a convenient lecture room finished. measures were concerted in 1833. Greely. and a prospectus of the Department was published on the 17th The Rev. a Theological Department. 1835. and on the 7th of July. but even require a Theological Department. following the indications of Divine Providence. and was inaugurated on Wednesday. advance. Trustees at their annual meeting on the 15th of August. May. by the advice of men in whose judgment the Board had confidence.170 Christ. would not In aconly admit. Esq. 1835. giving his opinion of their value whereupon Stephen L. At the close of the first term. God. In November. 1835. ment on the 25th of August. of April. and on the 18th of . Jeremiah Wilson. gave paid in a bond for a deed running 60 days. cordance with this design. for ^500. 1833. the plan of the Department was enlarged. he made a Report. Esq. in the discharge of the duties incumbent upon them. and a library of about 900 volumes had been collected. and a library room prepared. The Seminary commenced operations the 9th of September. both in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.000. 18th. he executed a Accordingly. Hemaa Academy. the LITERARY HISTORY doctrine of Justification is by the free grace of . 20th of February. with agent to explore and examine the lands granted by the State to reference to a sale. Rood was appointed Professor of Theology in this Department. seven students had entered. Aaron . taking the shape of a Seminary. Mr. a price was fixed at which they might be sold. with the glory of God and the interests of Zion in view. Rood accepted his appointof the same month. the deed to the same person for ^4. proceeding from Gospel motives . and everlasting misery to the wicked. 1835. was appointed an the Institution." A compliance with these directions in the fulfillment of the first and principal end and design of the Institution..

learned and pious man. zealous — sentiments here maintained. made to the Seminary a donaIn 1836. A class of . subscriptions amounting to several thou- 1200 volumes. The first class then contained 10 students. drawn from the Scriptures. taken and subscribed by the President. was secured in 1837. and endeavor to propagate and defend. From 1837 to 1839. agreeably to the aforesaid Creed. in its genuineness. principally in the latter place. and fullness. At this xAnniversary. simplicity. Ms.OF GILMANTON. and the Library shall not continue to dox principles in Rev. shall. and cordially love. the inaugurated. shall . approve himself a man of sound and orthoTheology. at the expiration of every succeeding five years and no man shall be continued President or a Professor. Aaron Warner was 10 additional students entered at the commencement of the following term. 171 Warner was appointed Professor of Sacred Rhetoric. at his Inaugu- be repeated and subscribed anew in the presence of the Trustees. making 20 in all. that " the President and every Professor in this Seminary shall be a Master of Arts. honest. an ordained Minister of the gospel. of the Congregational or Presbyterian order. who ration. then adoptin providing an adequate supply of able. the Creed or Declaration. about 1000 volumes were added to tion of ^1000. which is called Orthodox. and more concisely delineated in the Constitution of this " And in order to prevent any perversion of the Seminary. who shall truly believe. be a man of sound and orthodox Doctrines. ed. Esq. 1836. for the churches of this State and country. The de- sign of the Seminary as expressed in the Constitution.. and commenced his duties on the 1st of June. Seminary. the Trustees of the estate of the late Samuel Stone. The first year of the Seminary closed on the 25th of August. and also missionaries for heathen lands men. of Townsend. that system of And religious belief and practice. humand laborious Ministers of the gospel." Prof. especially the feeble and the destitute. In July. and sustain He the character of a sober. the Library by the munificence of friends in Boston and New An elevated site for the York. and in the Westmister Assembly's Catechism. commanding a beautiful prospect. and each Professor. 1836. as expressed in the Cambridge and Saybrook Platforms.''' it was ordained." was " to aid ble. Warner signified his acceptance of the appointment on the 27th of April.. moreover.

prayer 16. In 1838. Dixi Crosby. A plan of a brick building 88 feet long. and three stories high. Rood. July A hymn composed for the occasion was sung. ed. the Seminary building was glazed. Prof. and an Address delivered by Rev. since. was procured of A. Architect. 1839. Rev. 1841. was completed by the munificence of the Ladies' Sewing the accommodation of students. In 1841. and. Warner. The Ladies have ditional two adLecture rooms. In 1840. and rooms finished for The funds were also increased by additional subscriptions in this State and in Massachusetts. and Rev. to be paid in five equal annual installments. and an Address delivered by Rev. B. April 23. in 1844. Various documents together with a history of the origin and progress of the Institution. The walls of the building were erected and covered by a roof. a fine toned bell was presented by graduates of the Seminary. the cavity enclosed in a leaden box. M. a spacious and elegant Library room. 1839. William Badger. and in the autumti dents. the the was the occasion by Rev. The ground was broken for the building. was appointed Lecturer of Anatomy. of Boston. Mr. Mr. Mr. On the 18th of August. 50 feet wide. the corner stone The foundation having been prepar- was laid with appropriate ceremonies.. Esq. 1839. Isaac Bird. Curtis of Pittsfield. and furniture procured for rooms. a large and commodious room for a Chapel on the lower floor. Young. Bouton of Concord. Circle of this place. in November of the same year. D. ria. President of the Board. caused a pressure in the financial condition of the Seminary and a diminution in the number of stuThe support of the Professors failed. The embarrassed state of the mercantile affairs throughout the country in 1841 and 1842. with their characteristic benevolence. Prof. was offered by the Rev. which plan was adopted and a contract made for bricks and other materials in 1838. were deposited in in made the stone for that purpose. the Seminary building Prayers were offered on dedicated by appropriate services. late Missionary to Sywas employed as teacher of Theology in the Seminary. finished . the corner stone was laid by Hon. Physiology and the Philosophy of Health. Blagden of Boston. In September.17-2 LITERARY HISTORT sand dollars were obtained from different churches for the erection of the Theological building and for the support of the Instructors..

constitutes a pleasing collection for the gratification of the curious and lovers of antiquity. now of Lynn. and was appointed Instructor of Sacred Rhetoric in the Seminary. July 9th. 173 of 1843.OF GILMANTON. 1844. Prof. A Museum has been established which already contains many articles of interest and much value. 7th. Charles Tenney was ordained an year. A Board of Visitors was established. Professor of History and National Education in Dartmouth College. an Examining Committee. Rev. Isaac Bird was appointed Professor of Sacred Literature. funds to a considerable amount were Seminary. During the year 1844. have annually attended the examination of the students at the time of the Anniversary. and was on the 11th duly inaugurated. in their several The of all regular course of study occupies three years. Ms. further guaranty for the faithful application of their contributions. Jan. Rev. Physiology and Health. the same At the same time. March 21. and Professor of Christian Theology in the Seminary. 11th. immediately entered upon its duties. A Society of Inquiry respecting IVIissions. Nov. signations Warner and Prof.. 1844. Rood resigned. 1843. Oct. D. 1844. At the same date. Dr. Rev. Nahum Wight was appointed Lecturer on Anatomy. WiUiam Cogswell. and was inaugurated Feb. The Reading Room is furnished with a variety of raised for the interests of the Religious Periodicals. and also additions were made to the Library. admitted to its privileges. and persons protestant denominations the maybe the From commencement of Institution. and it now contains between three and four thousand volumes.. and also a Sacred Musical Society have been formed which are beginning to collect Libraries departments. Evangeirst. Dr. 1844. 1. and have uniformly approved the course and manner of instruction. Rhetorical Society. This. and their rewere accepted. D. was appointed President. given principally by William Prescott. appointed by the Trustees. *15 . D.. consisting of clergymen and laymen. and commended the Seminary to the patronage of the Christian community. M. 22. and as many unbound pamphlets. Cogswell accepted the office. with a view to furnish future donors to the funds of the Institution. together with the Mineral Cabinet of the Academical Department.

was born Oct. his He resigned pas- . M. Burnham is an able and sound Divine. Feb. son of Jonathan Curtis of Randolph. a graduate of Dartmouth College. 1S44. fitted for College with Rev. was Principal of Bradford Academy in 1806. was ordained in Pembroke. Ms. and the other married the Hon. A. Rev. and was a He was also Preceptor of Tutor in the same Institution. M. D.. Me. Parish of Byefield. Hon. He has been the subject of unauthor of several publications. M. 30. 1786. Rev. Rev. March 2. A. and author of Burnham's Arithmetic. Brief Notices of the Visitors. 1815. One married Mr. of Concord. Barnard of Sterling. 1811. Ms.. Presidents Jonathan Curtis. Charles Burnham. McFarland. Ms. C. the Academy at Hallowell. 1813. who died Oct. where he continued about 10 years. he. 15.. A. Jonathan McGee. John Milton Whiton. Dr. 15.174 LITERARY HISTORY Board of Visitors. graduated at D. Rev. where he has continued through a protracted and useful ministry of nearly 40 Mr. 28th of the same year. 1810. Gillet and Dr. Strong of Randolph. He married Martha Jan. and was settled 1815. He studied Divinity with Dr. Nathaniel G. M. son of Dea. 1804. and is the years. at the time of the memorable revival in that Institution of which Harriet Newell was a subject.. Of his children only two survived. 22. Abraham Biirnham. Hon. graduated at D. Jonathan Curtis. Ms. late Principal of Pembroke Academy. late Associate Justice of the Superior Court.. studied Divinity with Rev. common trials and bereavements. Secretary. He was married to Mary Calfe White of Plaistow. Rev. Samuel Burnham of Dunbarton. 22d. He was married to Ann Perley of Dunbarton. Nov. A. Rev. Abraham Burnham. M. 1776. in Epsom. A.. Rev. 13. was born Nov. and she died Sept. May 16. Samuel Morril. 23. 1814. M. John Kimball Young. 1808. « M. Dr. Ira Allen Eastman. years. A. 1808. C. who died Dec. Elected. Upham. Thus was he left a widower the third time within seven His present wife was Elizabeth Robinson of Exeter.

14. 1821. Rev. Jonathan Strong. Samuel Austin. was born at Epping. Ms. Oct. of the family of taught a high school in the vicinity of Charleston. He was Agent for the Education and other Societies till 1830. 1st. and various serwhich have been published. 175 charge in that place. his medical m. now Preceptor of the Thomas Weston Thompson grad. Israel Whiton^ He was and was born at Winchendon. John Kimball Young. Sept. Nov. Samuel Morrill. Concord. 1844. and land. he married Betsey. C.. and was installed in Sharon. from John XX. C. Aug. son of Nathaniel and grandson of Timothy Young. took degree in 1844. was a descendant on her mother's side. a preacher. a son of Mr. a descendant of an early settler of that name at Dover. is D. In 1816. C. 21. He commenced the practice of Medicine until at Epsom. Jan. hem. 1825. John Milton Whiton was a son of Dr. S. at Academy in Green- Rev. he took a dismission from that church. 1779. though never an ordained Minister. Ann Cofran. daughter of Col. tor of the church in Antrim. a graduate at Harvard College in 1766. 1802. Sarah B. Esq. graduated at D. the eldest daughter. in . D. His wife. She died in Pittsfield. where he now resides. to where he remained 1819. and was ordained at Meredith Bridge. July Feb. 1. and was settled in Pittsfield. M. N. when he removed 1800. 1825. Samuel Cofran of Pembroke. closed a Theological course at the Sheafe in Portsmouth. the Rev. 30. the same year. 1836. three years at Dartmouth College. 1808. 13. 1831. D. Mr. Samuel Morril. He is the author of an interesting History of New Hampshire. Ms. In 1834. and Andover Seminary in 1827. was born March 22d. 28th. and has been a laborious and useful minister. a physician..OF GILMANTON. S. S. Whiton has remained in the place where he was settled for nearly 40 years.. 1838. a daughter of Ebenezer Smith.. July 12th.. His ordination sermon was preached by Rev. by whom he had 8 children. for several years a distinguished toral Preceptress at is the author of a Historical Sketch of tracts Pembroke and South Berwick Academies. daughter of Lemuel Barker of Concord. 1. Of his children. of Durham. He Epsom. but took his bachelor's degree He was settled in the ministry as pasat Yale College in 1 805. 12. Greely of Newmarket. mons and He is a discrimi- nating Theologian. Oct. 1785. D.

in 1789. M. and in Nashua and Francestown. Instructor.. 1836. Christian Theology.. 1844. William Cogswell. When the New Hampshire Savings Bank went into operation. 1843. Instructor. Rev. Ms. He was years he was He was appointed the first from Dartmouth College. U. D. A. Heman Rood. H. 1835. Aaron Warner. in each of which places he has discharged the duties of minister and pastor with great ability. Rev. and resigned his office of Judge the same month. Rev. Rev. Branch of the American Education Society. M. John Kimball. 1838. William Cogswell.. Elected. graduated at W. D. Dixi Crosby. N. its Secretary. Isaac Bird. in 1814. Isaac Bird. June. M. D. he has been Treasurer of the N. H.. 1844. 1844. A. with whom he still lives. Rev. daughter of Dea. Faculty of the Seminary..176 LITERARY HISTORY admitted to the Medical Society in 1815. A. and for many He received the degree of M. M. Rev. . 1843. Resigned. Rev. fidelity and success. D. and on the 7th of October. A. and still continues in that office. Charles Tenney. 1823. in 1826. Sacred Literature. Professors — Sacred Rhetoric. 1838. President. M. He married Elizabeth. 1843. J 843. D. For many years. 1843. 18'23. Register of Deeds for Merrimack County in August. Lecturers on Anatomy^ Physiology. D. he was appointed Treasurer. Nahum Wight. 1839. Brattleborough. Vt. Jonathan McGee was born in Colerain. D. Rev. the second Judge of Probate for He was elected Treasurer of the State in the same County. C. A. and Health. M. and completed his theological He has been settled successively in course at Andoverin 1817. 1828.

Warner. Dana B. N. N. N. S. Carlton Small. S. Page. Carlisle. P. H. P. P. William Page. Worcester. Ephraim N. Dublin. P. H. Canterbury. Cyrus W. P. D. Stephen S. Peterborough. Society P. P. P. 177 Alumni of the Seminary. Warsaw. M. H. Ms. 1 Samuel D. Roberts.OF GILMANTON. Vt. Franconia. H. N. H. Wiskonsin. 18 P. Vt. N. A. Matthew Kingman. Cummington. A. H. M. N. N. Orig. A. Daniel L. H. Dalton. Greely.Ms. H. H. P. Bethel. Raymond. M. D. Me. Howard. P. Edmund Burt. George W. Manchester. P. Vt. P. Ms. M. M. P. Ms. S. Vt. Portland. H. P. Agent A. P. N. Me. Ms. N. Fuller. N. P. H. Me. Ms. R. 8. Me. N. Mil ford. George W. A. N. James French. Kittery. N. P. R. Res. 18 John B. Hayward. P. Thompson. Hidden. P. N. Tamworth. *^John C. Darling. Kendall. M. Bailey. French. R. N. Kittery. H. Henry A. Reuben Kimball. Acworth. Pres. H.Y. Newfane. P. *JohQ Foster. Deerfield. Ms. H. Robert W. William H. Ms. Vt. Farminston. Bourne. Almon Benson. Holland. H. Timothy Morgan. H. John C. Parker Plllsbury. W. A. Salem. N. 184 Jonathan Ayers. . Vt. New Market. 3 9. R. Ms. N. M. N. 183 Jeremiah Blake. INelson. Me. H. Attleboro'. M. P. Jabez T. Horace Wood. Centre Harbor. N. Hudson. Wallace. H. P. N. H. N. P. Abner B. 4 0. Bradford. Ms. Res. Timothy Darling.

Albert Manson. A. The " Social Library of Gilmanton " was incorporated in It was for many June. 1815. Corban Curtice. Daniel Tenney. M. Cogswell. Nathaniel Frost. Hamlin. Charles C. A. B. Rufus Childs. . Elbridge Knight. Nathan Howard. Daniel Sawyer. A. Howard Moody. Otis Holmes. James Doldt. Ehas Chapman. Hiram Freeman. Henry Smith. 1801. Smith's Meeting House . Oliver Warner. and contains 160 volumes of well selected To this Library the students in the Academy have acbooks. Gale. Edward Pratt. but after his decease it was removed to the Iron Works Village.178 LITERARY HISTORY Ms. Hills. and contains about 150 volumes. Mr. Elliott C. " The Gilmanton Academy Social Library " was incorporated in June. B. years kept near Rev. James D. Durgin. James T. William P. where it is still located.

by a Mr. The Advocate was published four years. and after issuing six monthly numbers. Another press was introduced in 1835. Printing Presses.^'' a semi-monthly paper. were issued from his press. and does not exceed 50 vol- umes. or till May. the first number of which is expected to be published in the month of October. Clough. who published on the 1st of May.'^ was also published for a short time by Elijah Russell. Bird. it was removed to Concord. the first number of the " Sabbath School Advocate. Prescott. was commenced September. A paper under the title of the " Rural Museum. discontinued. and the Parent's Magazine. but is commenced in the Factory yet in its infancy. furnishes ample reading the children and youth of an important and useful character.''^ edited by Dudley Leavitt. and other works. about the year 1800. in and edited by Rev. 1840.OF GILMANTON. and was discontinued after the close of the second year. . by Alfred Prescott. in 1800 and 1801. and the " Gilmanton Gazette and A Farmer^s WeeJcly Magazine.^^ by Prof. in 1800. Isaac Bird and Mrs. " The Biblical Journal. " The Village Library " has been Village. Clough.'''' published by James Thompson. when it was The printing business was still continued by Mr. printing press was introduced into Gilmanton. published once in two months. A for Church and Congregation Sabbath School Library also connected with nearly every in the town. 1839. It is now contemplated to issue a Quarterly Periodical under the title of the Neiv Hampshire Repository. 1835. was commenced in January. " The Parent's Magazine. to be conducted by the Faculty of Gilmanton Theological Seminary. Biblical Journal. 179 cess. and for their use and benefit the books have been specially chosen. was published for a short time by Leavitt &. 1842. Heman Rood. and put under the editorial charge of an Association of Parents.

an article was inserted in the Warrant of the annual town meeting. the Poprietors voted to allow Rev. and on the 1st of August. the first ten years of the settlement. that the Rev. William Parsons. and in April £100 more. old tenor. made early pro- visions for the religious instruction of the settlers. was dismissed. and Mr. Esq.. John Gilman. this There was up to time. he moved into town. was engaged. 6d. The Rev. were selected for the Parsonage and Minister lots. 1767. Lots No. £30. Mr. and a Committee. to the inhabitants. to have been paid by the Proprietors. . 26th. Samuel Gilman. Proceedings of the Proprietors. Parsons received £259 75. Mr. preaching in private houses and in school houses in different parts of the town. John Odlin. a grant of land was reserved for the settled Minister. as there are no votes of the town on record raising a tax for preaching within this period. 1765. to see if the town would hire preaching. In 1773. to see if the town would build a meeting house but at the meeting which was held March 11th. Mr. He appears. Some improvements had been made on these in 1770 and 1771. from the Proprietors. the Proprietors voted £125.ISO ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. as has already been stated. 1st division. neither meeting house. then of South Hampton. Parsons was employed annually for Jr. In the origifirst Charter. 1763. nor church in the town. of the 3d range. 1763. and another for a Parsonage. to employ a Minister to preach the Gospel some part of the year. was appointed to hire a Minister. 1764. consisting of Capt. to be expended by themselves in hiring preaching. 1766. or one year and eight months from the first settlement. Aug. during this period of ten years. and it appears from an examination of the Records. During this year. The nal Proprietors. less than two years. he was paid £100. On the 25th of April. But in two or three instances. the article inserted in the Warrant. Parsons what was reafor his labors sonable for being kept out of his money for preaching. March 14th. new tenor. and June 8th. the Proprietors voted to raise £500.. it was dismissed without action. In January. and 24 of the second range for a school lot. 23 and 24. .

and to raise . still another meeting was called on the 16th of April. and being interested in his and on the folpreach in Gihnanton lowing day. Smith to the Iron 16 . John Carr lived and Gen. On the 30th of May. and Ab feet wide. which they did by employing Mr. Gen. he engaged to preach in Gilmanton for a year.%*150 to hire preaching the ensuing year. Esq. of Pittsfield. Isaac Smith. Works. Ebenezer Page. Jr. yet at the expiration of four weeks.. Smith. Stephen Dudley. during the summer. and Dea. March 10th. when it was voted the third time to build a meeting house on the school lot QQ feet long. Stephen Dudley and John Sanborn were appointed a Committee to hire preaching. Monday. and in order to accommodate the inhabitants of three towns. And although he had received a call at South Hampton. were appointed a building Committee. he gave a lecture at the house of Lemuel Rand. attended discourses. the former vote was reconsidered to give opportunity for a new trial. with a porch at each end. who had been preaching at South Hampton. meeting. William Smith. invited this him to . at the annual meeting. died within the limits of Loudon. and preached four Sabbaths. to visit his friends. a little Eastward of Parish's tavern. as above stated. but a vote was obtained to build a meeting house on the North West end of the school lot. he returned to Gilmanton. But as some dissatisfaction was felt in regard to building the meeting house. 1774. Dea. Joseph Badger. Hohnan's. came up by invitation of John Cram. and Joseph Badger. There being yet dissatisfaction. On the 21st of February. after an absence for the winter in Connecticut. where Mr.OF GILMANTON. and to build that year. when it was again voted to locate the meeting home on the North West end of the school lot. then hving where Capt. Dr. He held his meetings at Jotham Gilman's barn. Jotham Gilman lived where the Poor House now stands. 181 Proceedings of the Town.. on the road leading with others. Antipas Gilman. 1774. Joseph Badger. After his engagement at South Hampton had expired. Stephen Dudley. or as soon as might be. which he commenced in 3flay. Rev. in the Autumn of 1773. John Sanborn. appointed a meeting on the Sabbath at a Mr. a meeting was called to see if the town would build a meeting house. Considerable opposition was made. another meeting was called at Jotham Gilman's barn.

He received no particular injury. and in the mean time the members of the Baptist Church. and where the new Baptist Meeting House now stands. graduated at Harvard . Canterbury. but became faint. and was subsequently moved to the spot which it afterwards occupied. On the 8th of August. A man named Loivell Sanborn fell suddenly from the beams above. commenced operations of a similar kind. owned by Capt. he escaped unhurt. and if not. and retired from the building. Smith continued to preach at Jotham Oilman's through the winter. Deerfield. Rev. Epsom. to see if the town would vote to divide into two. and Mr. Both Articles were decided in the^negative. to the surprise of all. in relation to the settlement of a Minister. which lay on the ground. timbers. The day was fixed for raising. which brought the workmen to a solemn pause. Jonathan Brown. * Rev. Concord. Ms. and in the month of September. and preparations were made by the Committee for the erection of the meeting house frame. and. The controversy now ceased. that he was a dead man but in the good Providence of God. the town met at Jotham Gilman's. Both frames were raised the same day. the frames of two houses of worship were in readiness to be raised. . the 17th inst. town would recall the votes in regard to the location and building of a meeting house. The Baptist House was raised without accident.. — . as a day of fasting and prayer. the Baptist House on what is usually called the training field. and determine at what place they would divide. and to invite the Rev. and the other on or near the spot where the new meeting house of the First Congregational Church now stands. to see if the The Articles in the Warrant were. among the stones. Walker* of Concord. a distance of 25 or 30 feet. 1774.182 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY preached on Sundays. immediately arose and ascended the frame again. and other places. The raising of the frame was completed without furtlier accident but it was not covered until the following season. The impression for the moment. Timothy Walker was a native of Woburn. was. and tools. and before the roof was raised. Nottingham. and help was sent for and obtained from Exeter. Epping. 2d.. in the minds of every one. and lived enjoying good health for many years afterwards. But a circumstance occurred soon after the great beams of the Congregational House were on. Mr. Ist. and yoted to set apart Wednesday.

was ordained at Bedford. daughter of Rev. 1788. who was admitted freeman in 1641. He published an ordination. Mr. Samuel Stearns. a son by the second marriage.. entitled " Wonder Working Providence. a short time afterwards as agent of the town of Concord. . of New York City. 1770. t i?cc. Mr. both Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges conferred on him the degree of D. He was successful with the King. In 1814.Nov 18tli 1730. Josiah Stearns of Epping. Sept. Walker was a descendant of Augustine Walker of Charlestown. married Abigail. Rev. 1775. then Penacook. Mr. and give Chose Ebenezer Page. Ms. Foster of Canterbury. which was the first and is the only instance in which this honor has been bestowed on a Minister in Stratford County. son of Hon. D. Upham of Deerfield. Rev. in his 78th year. 5th. Jan. Rev. 20. Esq.. His mother was Esther Johnson. legal meeting of the town was held on the 29th of August. Rev. aged 92 years. and Rev. Timothy Walker. D. who was ordained in Cambridgeport and a younger son. Charles Walker. Rev. Mr. daughter of Capt. was born Sept. William Smith. son of mons. to present a petition to the King in reference to their controversy with the town of Bow." His first wife was Sarah Abbott of Andover. which claimed Concord as included in their Charter. 1st. at^which it v/as voted to give Mr. 1751. 1782. who graduated at Harvard College.' July 25th. and grand-son of Rev. May 9th. Samuel Ruggles of Billerica. April 16th. and again.. Ms.. with whom he studied Divinity.. April 27th. Mr. 8. was born in Topsfield. Porterf of New Durham. and £100 settlement. By each of his wives he had three sons and three daughters. in the meeting house in Conway. founder of the Church and town of Woburn. graduated at Harvard College. 1768. The Rev. was born April 8th. 1837. Walker went to England in 1753. 183 Mr. 26th. whose ancestors were of Watertown. Rev. author of the history of New England. and in the 52d year of his ministry. 20th. Rev. and died in Paris. graduated at Harvard College in 1789. then called Rumford. 12 in all.OF GILMANTON. Jonathan French of Andover.. 1732. who died Nov. July 15th. and was ordained at Epping. He resigned the pastoral care of his people in 1815. Ms. * Rev. graduated at Harvard College in 1818. Timothy. and Dr. graduated at Harvard College. Edward Johnson. D. 1766. He married his second wife. 1796. in his 57th year. and installed in Conway. Samuel H.. 1767. to be present.. who settled in Newburyport. he married Sarah Ruggies. daughter of Rev. Samuel Stearns died in Bedford. . 1794. Ms. William Augustus. Esq. Isaac Smith a call to become the settled Minister of this town. about His salary was £100 per anfive years after the first settlement of the town. died of cancer. graduated at Harvard College.. who was ordained at the Old South Church in Boston. and several other serearly settlers . Ms. Ms. 1796. 1773. JVatkanicl Porter. 25th. 15th. 1812. born. In September. viz. in 1745. His eldest son. Jan 12th. Dec. 1725. was settled in New Din-ham. 1778. Walker died Sept. Miss Phebe Pace. to wait upon the Ministers and take their advice after the fast. and entered the ministry. Charles Walker. was born in Billerica. 1758. Stearns* of Epping. Mr.. and also voted to give him A College.1834. 1834. and died Jan. and the case was decided in favor of Concord. num. John Stearns. John Santheir advice on the subject. and ordained in Concord. 1837. His father. Ms. Josiah Stearns of Epping. Woodman of Sanbornton. He had three sons.. Oct. dismissed in 1777. Mr. March 8th.

Smith returned an affirmative answer to the call. John Sanborn. in that way which should be most having taken the best human advice. three Sabbaths each year to it meeting. Jeremiah Cogswell. one third part in money.184 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY lawful £50 yearly until it money. this you may receive as my answer thereto. unanimous desire for my first and second return and further trial upon trial. Oreeting. friends. he reserving At a subsequent whole salary should be continued in sickness if necessary. annually. Having been often looking to the blessed God. my providential cast into this town. and the other two thirds in labor. your Pastor elect. . one on the East and the other on the West end of the House. which the stairs would occupy.if he accept the call. Smith £75 settlement. for building him a house to be paid when he builds. your attention and attachment to my preaching. so far as I could learn your remarkable tants of the . Isaac Smith's Answer. for his glory stances would admit of. my circum-. Mr. Also voted to clear 10 acres on the Parsonage. and moreover having taken into the most serious and deliberate consideration the several steps of Divine Providence relating to me. On the 12th of November. was agreed that his : Rev. so in the Ministry. increasing £5 to remain his full sala- ry. Smith with the call. and Nathaniel Wilson. to the Congregational inhabi- town of Oilmanton. since my first coming into these parts. were appointed a Committee to sell the pews in the meeting house. Lieut. Capt. provided they build two porches. Stephen Dudley. until now. Voted also to give Mr. Antipas Oilman were voted the privilege in the meeting house for pews. Isaac Smith. Well beloved friends^ whereas you have given me a legal and formal call to settle with you in the Gospel Ministry. your general agreement with me in the great principles of gospel doctrine and discipline. and to allow the Minister the improvement of the lands when so cleared. which was long as he continued visit his first year. and other necessary things. who giveth liberally andupbraideth not for wisdom to direct me in so great and important an affair. Sunmiersbee Oilman. in addition to the 20 acres already cleared. John Moody. your earnest. and Lieut. Joseph Badger and Col. were appointed a Committee to wait on Mr. Gen. for his salary the became £75. .

most instrumental in destroying the kingdom of the Devil and edifying the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1 am induced to think it is my duty to accept. needed. . should this very near and most weighty relation of minister and people. in the ivorJc of the Gospel Ministry. that we may be enabled by his blessing and grace assisting. or such a part of it as shall be judged a competent support by disinterested persons. And furthermore. I expect you will fulfill your promises of a temporal support for the laborer is worthy of his hire. if I settle. your apparent disposition to support the Gospel Ministry. take place between us. having carried this greatest concern to the great God for light to shew me what i ought to do. and do therefore accept of your call to settle with you. the fatal consequence of your not having one. and may have connection which will stand in need of the food that perisheth. either by continuing the full salary. and He having cast so much light before me in the above mentioned steps of his Providence. as ty for carrying if well as in all other.OF GILMANTON. and in which 1 shall need a support as much as in . as saith our Divine Saviour. disenabling me from carrying on the work of the Ministry. considering your Ibrmei" very divided. that you make some provision for such a time of sickness and inabili- on the work. the extensive door open for doing good not only in this but in the neighboring destitute infant settlements and new towns throughout the wilderness strong inclination to settle where I can be the most useful to my fellow creatures. . to perform with fidelity to my great Master. a time of health will . should I be set apart to it. which I hope. . your pressing need of a Gospel Minister. it is my earnest desire and most hearty prayer to God. justly and faithfully to perform the mutual duties incumbent upon us in that relation. 1 say. or have a tendency to interrupt the harmony. severally to avoid all those things which give just occasion of offence. and with faithfulness to your precious and whatever be the consequence immortal souls and as I have a bodily part. 1 shall therefore expect. and therefore may justly expect it. 185 unanimity in the call itself. I shall be enabled by the grace of God. with approbation of my own conscience. as you have made no provision for my support in case of bodily sickness and infirmity. To conclude. by the strength of Christ. strive together promote *16 . to which I am as much exposed as other men. broken state. live together in love and friendship.

12. Ahiel Foster. ii. first wife was a daughter of Hon. 180G. and a variety of other publications.. May 1st. to dwell touether forever in the full possession and enjoyment of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord to whom be glory forever. Belknapj of Dover. Stephen Dudley. He was the author of the History of N. and on that day the ordination took place at Jotham Gilman's house. and Lieut. Joseph Badger. 3d. where he was born June 4. 175G. and fixing upon the time for ordination. Mr. and was dismissed in 1779. April 4. on the part of the town. Jeremiah Cogswell. Ms. Rev. D. Mr. Sen. in calling a council.C. t I Rev. Mr. Samuel . was ordained in Greenland. where the Gilmanton Poor House now stands. Rev. where he was born Rev. A- men. He was installed in Federal street church. came from the North of Irehind.. 1748. Summersbee Gilman. Dec. Isaac Smith. This son graduated at New Jersey College in 1751. He was for four years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. son of Capt. 17G7. In 17S9. : Rev. Senator. gave the right hand of fellowship. had 4 wives and 19 ciiildren. glorify God in all while here. Jeremiah Belknap. aged 72. The Rev. H. Stearns of Epping.. and was dismissed Sept. Asa Foster. was born in Medforcl. 178G. William. and lived to the age of DO years. Three of iiis sons were 1804. He was graduated at Harvard College in 175G. D. and died June 20. Upham§ of Deerfield. he was one of the Representatives to the first Congress under the new Constitution. jMcCiinlock had 15 children.McCUntock. aged 54. He was afterwards Representative to the General Court. 1798. 1732. D. Ms. Mr. and continued until 1803. 1774. aged 71 years.. American Biography. killed in the Revolutionary war. and him crucified. Rev. Ms. to which olbce he was again elected in 1795. 1735.'''' Rev. gave the charge to the Pastor. when he Judge Foster's retired to private life. Mr. The 30th of November was the day selected. and in 1763—4. Rev. 1787. and after we have done with all earthly connexion and bid adieu to this dying world. 18. grad. McClintock* " For lam of Greenland preached the sermon from iCor. and died April J27th.. Nov. Jan. be crowned with success in our endeavors. and Rev. 1744. ordained in Canterbury. and died in April. 11. Mr. two years President of the Senate. was a native of Andover. § Rev. Smith was joined by Capt. 21. graduated at . Mr. in August. Mr. Fosterf of Canterbury. 2 determined not to knoiv any thing among you.. at H. a delegate to the Continental Congress. Feb. 20. be received into the embraces of our God.. 17G1.186 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY each others greatest good in every view. and was the principal founder of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Walker of Concord. Nov. Ms. ^ His father. Timotluj Upham was born in Maiden. D. save Jesus Christ. was a native of Boston. 17G2. Boston. settled in Dover.

Dec. aged 63. and Miss Hannah Upham. 1772. 20. 1797. 21. daughter of Rev. Upham Canandagua. 1779. 1816. on the the 26th of December. and £75. performed the other exercises. Smith was constituted Pastor. lawful money. and by the same Council. which was committed to Stephen Dudley for collection. Edmund Chadwii-k of Deerfield. died Feb. the Woodman of Sanbornton. 1754. Mrs. aged 44. born April 22. out. make the end doors. 1774. and was ordained in Deerfield. 1768. the Proprietors sold the privilege on lot acres. a Congregational Church was gathered. and Nathaniel Wilson. . to enable him to build his house. was Hannah. Voted also that £20 be laid floor. 18. On the 29th of July. were chosen by the town to settle with the Building Committee who covered the house. to be improved H. Smith's meeting. the same year. Mr. Her twin sister married Dr. sealing up the back parts as far as proper. Gen. The broad aisle in the meeting house was fixed at six feet. The original members of the Church were Isaac Smith. who died Nov. sevezer Page. and in the 40th year of his ministry. over which Mr. sold the pews on the lower floor at public auction. Timothy Upham of Portsmouth.OF GILMANTON. to No. Mr. and to proceed in finishing the bouse. John Sanbornj Nathaniel Wilson. and died Feb. having died. build the pulpit. Joseph Philbrook. In 1776. 1811. four The Committee. Upham died Aug. consisting of five members. His second wife survived only a few months and died May 1-5. Stephen Dudley. 1826. 9. At same time. The sales were recorded on the town book. EbenDuring the year 1775. 3. one of them. feet. all persons who should produce a certificate from the Wardens of the Baptist Church that they have attended that meeting three fourths of the time. ten years before her husband. 4. Upham were the Hon. finish . Oct. tax list for the Minister. and in 1777 they were instructed by the town to lay the A the seats of the pews. and John Moody. the celebrated Principal of the Female Institute at Mr. His first wife and the mother of his cliildren. and putty in the glass on the lower floor and that there be a tax of £75 made upon the inhabitants that belong to Rev. chosen to settle with Committee that put up the frame. The children of Rev. Smith's salary. Nathaniel Gooliin of North Hampton. and Joseph Philbrook. Jeremiah Cogswell. 187 Mr. to clear the Parsonage. new Committee was chosen. Y. and had paid their tax to that Society. John Sanborn. were It was agreed to omit in the raised to pay Mr. 2d range of 100 Moses Morrill. and the aisle from the East consisting of to the West door. C. Summersbee Oilman. for ^759. 8. enteen were added to the Church. N. Nathaniel Upham of Rochester.

188 ibr iron ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY works. 1780. and that the Committee proceed forthwith to sell the pews in the a At . they were settled with and discharged. as agreed. be hereby given and granted for the use of the ministry. which they honorably filled. the stairs. 1776. Joseph Badger and Dea. They were also to build the stairs. Stephen Dudley and Col. March 13th. Stephen Dudley and John San- born were chosen Deacons by the unanimous voice of the Church. provided he finished the gallery. and William Price be a Committee to finish the gallery in the Congregational Meeting House. it was voted that the 13th lot in the 7th range of 100 acre lots. excepting what had been voted to Antipas Gilman. tor £180. to aid in finishing meeting house. they both accepted of the office. It was also voted that Stephen Dudley. that Gen. lawful money. offered to give up the bargain if there should be four persons belonging to the meeting dissatisfied. After having repeatedly requested longer time to consider. and build . Gen. On the 13th of February. and continued to hold until their deaths. then consisting of 28 members. which money they voted their to the Congregational Society. As the Committee did not sell the pews in the gallery. and Stephen Dudley was appointed to receive the same. and the 10th lot in the 13th range of 100 acre lots. Summersbee Gilman. town meeting on the 14th of April. and build the breast work. 1781. On the 3d of May. The town were to provide and put in all the joists wanting. to pay sundry bills for work done on the meeting house. Antipas Gilman were chosen a Committee to provide the nails and boards. and to finish as soon as might be the seats and pews in the same. Stephen Dudley were appointed to sell the pew ground in the gallery of the meeting house. Badger. lawful money. On the 8th of November. 1783. Dea. and find boards and nails to lay the floors. Voted. It was voted to raise £90. and the doors that enter the gallery the singing pew in the gallery to be finished by Gen. Gen. On the 10th of May. Badger. Joseph Badger have all the pews in the gallery. to be disposed of as he saw fit. the Church voted to admit persons to communion who did not see their way clear to bring their children to the ordi- nance of Baptism. having heard that there was some dissatisfaction in regard to his finishing the gallery.

Smith may preach in the Upper Parish the ensuing summer. Thomas Burns. voted these settled Ministers of the town. March loth. and John Shepard. Samuel Greely. March 4th. that he take corn or beef for the tax until the first day of January. and give them preaching in proportion to what they pay. the Church chose Winslow Page a Deawho accepted the otHce on the 2d of Sept. Joseph Parsons. that he collect the £30 raised. the town voted that Capt. it is in their opinion best not to do any thing on the sub- ing house and glaze in meetDea. 189 at public auction. voted that the Congregaof September. March 31st. Powers and Smith. following. March 28. June 22d. March 8th. who signified his acceptance on the 18th of January. Thomas Cogswell be agent to finish the meeting house. voted to raise £45. Stephen Dudley. tional Society in the Upper Parish be taxed the same as the other. At the annual town meeting. per bushel. it was voted to raise £150 to get lime and glass to plaster and glaze the Col. out the above money. Nov. voted to raise £30 to finish the the State note in it. 1787. reported that after examining the Charter and votes of the town and Proprietors. Dudley's hands. 1785. were appointed a Committee to lay Sept. voted that Col. 4th. and con. meeting house. provided he and the people can agree. 1783. Cogswell. Mr. to be paid . Benjamin Stevens. voted to tax the inhabitants of the Upper Parish to Messrs. which were sold accordingly on the 18th of August. Capt. 1788. 1805. On the 30th of March. Samuel Ladd. Jr. 1786. 1790. Committee consisting of Joseph Badger. March 10th. 1789..OF GILMANTON. 1803. 1794. or Indian corn at 35. 1799. . voted that Rev. taking his receipt therefor. Antipas Gilrnan. to get nails and boards to lath the meeting house. and that the meeting house be finished on or before the last day April 19. as last year. by March 8th. Samuel Shepard. besides beef at 20s. Benjamin Page was chosen Deacon. A . Dudley give up the State note to Col. at such places as they may choose. and after that nothing but money that Dea. gallery and Dea. per hundred. that the Ministers preach in the Upper Parish. 4. Gen. chosen to divide the Ministerial lands among the several religious Societies in town. and that they lay out their money for preaching as they see fit. 179*2. ject. Joseph Badger.

at but afterwards succeeded. Capl. no Minister tax was Mr. David Sanborn. Col. commenced a salary. clerk. during the Rev. in relation to On the 27th of June. and to raise by subscription $250 to clapboard the meeting House. David Sanborn. embracing a period of about 33 years. Capt. . Smith then. among the different Socie- This. were appointed by the town a Committee.190 Lieut. First a proposal was made to have assessors and a collector of the Minister tax. May 26. Then an effort was contain the principal matters Smith's meeting House. on each side of the broad aisle. 1815. suit against the town for his salary. But on the 26th of May. to petition for an act of incorporation. seperate from the Selectmen and constables. an auction was held on the 10th of June. and ^'250 was obtained by the sales. From 1810 to 1815. voted to accept the report of the Committee. 1805. Mr. Parker ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Morgan be a Committee to new shingle the meet- ing house. but that the Selectmen Mr. Dr. The above measures. 1807. Smith's made out. as a religious society. and was finally taken down in 1839. make the tax as they have done for the Rev. by advice of friends. which was dedicated in the autumn of that year. Samuel Greely. Benjamin Stevens. Joseph Badger. For several years the town was very harmonious in regard to Rev. being found too large and incommodious and out of its ruins was raised the present neat and comfortable House of the first church. but as meetings of other denominations began to multiply. Capt. Spofford's ministry. This House stood with very little further repair. 1807. Col. to repair the meeting House. Mr. Mr. In September 2d. made ties. Smith's salary. Accordingly. a disposition was manifested occasionally to throw off the town's obligation to the standing order. and Lieut. John Moody. William Smith. who made and collected the other taxes of the town. the town voted not to receive an act of incorporation. the town met an ac- tion lately commenced by Isaac Smith. by said Smith against the town and also an action commenced taxing his property in 1812. in the history of the Rev. in the summer of 1840. to divide the Ministerial lands first failed. . excepting what was done to restore an injury received on the roof by a gale of wind. and that for this purpose they sell at auction the pew ground covered by two long seats. against said town for for the arrearages of his salary.

Isaac Smith and settled him as a Congregational Minister. 3d. Isaac Smith for the back arrearages of his salary. as a body corsum or sums as he avers is due to him. Jr. having chosen the Rev. the Selectmen made the taxes from 1810 to 1815. Voted. Voted. purpose. agreeably to a vote of the town. Voted. and as the members of other Societies in said town do not wish to disturb the said Congregational Society. that David Edgerly be an agent in behalf of the town commenced by the Rev. and William Smith. were chosen said Committee. shall be bound by any vote that shall be passed by said Congregational Society to pay any sumorsums they may agree to pay. The Committee succeeded in making a settlement with Mr. and on the 14th of October. and after discussing the same. to defend the suit . and as said town did exclusively pay him his annual salary for a number of years. that the said Congregational Church and Society shall have the exclusive right to manage the action. and said Society have demeaned themselves quietly as good subjects of the State. Smith against the town in case the Committee do not see fit to settle with him. Voted to choose an agent to defend the suit commenced by Mr. or that shall be recovered by the said Isaac Smith.OF GILMANTON. Voted to choose a Committee of three persons. Thomas Burns. and Daniel Gale. nor disturbed others in their religious worship. or any cost that shall accrue in said action. against the porate. for the recovery of such . therefore. Mr. acting under the authority of the town as a body corporate . Winslow Page. brought by the town of Gilmanton. 191 which tax was assessed agreeably to a vote of the town. Isaac Smith against Ezekiel Hoit. that whereas there are sundry rehgious sects and denominations in this town. Took up the action for the Rev. 1815. Smith's salary. whose duty it shall be to try to make a settlement with the Rev. and constitutionally belonging to any other religious Society. for the Rev. Isaac Smith's salary. that no person belonging to said town. Smith. for their taxing the said Smith in 1812. and that Society commonly called by the name of the Congregational Society. and defend said action or settle with him as they shall judge best provided however. Stephen Moody was chosen an agent for that said Isaac Smith. on said contract.

and a very worthy man and scarcely had the grave closed over him. Mr.192 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY and committed the same ing to ^1. though dead he yet speakethy A revival of religion of a very interesting character commenced in the autumn of It progressed 1817. '•' within the pale of the church. which has since that time annually made arrangements as an incorporation for the support of preaching in connection with the first church. to Isaac W. Smith for the sake of peace thought it expedient to relinquish his claim upon the town. This was a circumstance of deep interest. 1817. when the church was without a minister. Most of these had been gathered mentality of Rev. who. amount- The prosecution gave great offence to many. several of whom were young. after preaching a suit- . The sermon at his funeral was preached by the Rev. yet on the 12th of March. of Deaths 1 141. the town voted to tax the property of Rev. and that the contract with the Rev. an illness 73d year of and the 4. During the remainder of his Ministry he was sustained by voluntary subscription and from this period the History will proceed under the head of the . Page for collection. Isaac Smith be dissolved as far as his salary is concerned.40-2. 1816. under the labors of Rev. Rev. During his ministry 114 had joined the church. Many found the Scriptural declaration true of him. as heretofore scarcely a youth was found . SpofFord. Smith in future. Mr. germinated and sprung up yielding an abundant harvest. On the 25th of after March. when the seed of truth which he had long been sowing. in the by death his age. An Act of Incorporation was obtained under the title of First Congregational Society. First Congregational Church. Smith was removed of only three days. the number ol Baptisms was He was a discriminat312. of Marriages 396. into the church by the instru- Luke A. Andover. and though he withdrew his action for taxing his property. The church testified their sense of his worth by the erection of a neat and very appropriate monument to his memory. Mv. ing and faithful Preacher. Jesse Stratton. then just from the Theological Seminary.3d of his ministry. Josiah Carpenter of Chichester. and resulted in the addition of 45 to the church.

She was a member of Dr.. Nathaniel Wells. was dismissed. March 7th. Sept. Smith to the pastoral care of the church. Carpenter was baptized by Dr.. 1812. and dismissed July 24th. was ordained successor of the Rev. He was dismissed from Gorham. was born July 13th. 1787. 17 . Spofford. 1769. a particular account of which may be found in the Boston Recorder for May 26ih. by the Rev. have entered the ministry. Boston Recorder. Nov. son of John Carpenter of Norwich. The revival. 1827. who was son of John of Rehoboth. Nathaniel Wells* of Deerfield Invocation and Reading of the Scriptures. at Dartmouth College. and took license to preach from the York County Association in October. 1666. Nathaniel Wells. OP GlLMANTON. Ct. 1811.. He began to preach in Deerfield in January. at Dartmouth College. 1st. and amontlily periodical. Asa RandJ of Gorham. N. studied Divinity with Asa Burton. people. Me. Asa Rand.was graduated at D. 18th. D. * Rev. aged 58.f<)llowed mercantile occupations 16 years. Cth. Josiah Carpenter'^ of Chichester to : by inducing the church . Dr. Rev. had laid a foundation for a deep interest in ihis occasion on the part of the The exercises were peculiarly appropriate and solemn. Me. and was ordained July 1st. 1819. by Rev. Jan. C. Wheelock's Church. Y. Me. He graduated at Darltnotith College. whose daughter he married in 1797. who died in Ipswich. 1822. Thomas Wells. at Wells. April 19th. 1806. grad. was ordained in Chichester. 1812. Josiah Carpenter. gave his answer May 12th. D.. 1774. Me. early moved from that place to Wells. D. 1798. . JVathaniel Wells. Dea.. and died Feb. Two of his sons Theodore and Moses Hemmenway. 1762. was born in Stafford. daughter of Josiah Loomis of Lebanon. and was afterwards Editor of the Portland Mirror. He is still living in Chiciiester. 1825. was born in WorcesMs. . t Rev. His mother was Mary. D. 1793. a native of Rindge. and. Oct. and were as follows Reading of the Minutes of the Council. and was brother-in-law to Mr. by Rev. 1827. D. who was a brotlier of President Willard. son of Dea. from Yale Colin Concord. 26ih. Rev. Ordaining Prayer. Wells grad. § Rev. Rev. by Rev. son of James McFarland. Hemmenway. He is now settled in Pompey. John Willard of Stafford. was dismissed from his charge March 23d. June 12lh. 193 able time as a candidate.called the Volunteer. McFarlandf of Concord Sermon.studied Divinity with Rev. t ter. His grand-father. Mr. on the 9th of June. and was ordained in Gorham. lege in 1812. 1809. 2d. 18th. son of Dea. Dr. Abraham Bodwell of Sanbornton Introductory Prayer. before he removed to New Hampshire. 1795. 1818. Mr. Oct. and also author of a volume of sermons. Mr. Jisa McFarland. 1841. and preparing the way for his settlement adopt a sound Doctrinal Greed. among the people of his former charge. and was ordained He received the degree of D. by Rev. and was a leading man in that town. 1791. received a call April 9th. after a useful ministry of about 30 \ears... .

in Rer. he returned from Haverhill. . son of John Cooke. the eldest of whom is settled in the Ministry. The call was renewed. which was acceded to by the Church on the 11th of April. he asked a dismission on the 1st of January. preached the ser. William. graduated at Dartmouth College. To this call he returned a negative answer. Dec. The Council convened at the house of Moses Peaslee. and he was ordained in Acworth. Mr. worth is His son. by Rev. * Rev. Phinehas Cooke. read Law in Keene. by Rev. on the 9th of June following. and. Abraham Burnham of Pembroke and Concluding Prayer. where he was then preaching. Finding his health inadequate to so large a field of labor. The labors of the Rev. most of whom were fruits of a revival which occurred in the winter and spring of 1823. On the 1 1th of April. where he yet remains. and grand-son of Aaron Cooke. where he married Sophia Grout. Spofford with his people. son of Capt. Ainsone of the oldest settled Ministers in New Hampshire. graduated at Williams College. May 13lh. dismissed Feb. Sept. was in or- dained in JiiH'rey. Joseph French was chosen Deacon. following. and installed in Lebanon. graduated at DartlUtli. continued about six years. 7th.. 1825. Laban Ainsworth* of Jaffrey r Right Hand of Fellowship. however. Laban Ainsworth. mouth College. and is an attorney in his native town. in the month of July. to supply the pulpit of the First Church. and being recommended by the Council as an able and faithful Minister. 1825. 9lh. the Church voted to extend him a call to become their Pastor. Three of his sons have graduated at Dartmouth College. Enoch Corser of Loudon Address to the Church and People. turned to Theology. The ordination services were performed in the followThe Rev.. during which time 30 were added to the Church. 1759. with some modifications. Rev. Mr. with perfect harmony on the part of his people. Daniel Lancaster began on the first Sabbath in Jan. Ms.. Phinehas Cookef of Acworth. 1811. and gave an affirmative answer. On the 3d of September. at Amherst. 1819. Oct. and continued 3 months. William Patrick of Canterbury. His attention was. and he was dismissed accordingly by a Council. July 19th. Ms. 1781. 1782. : . t was born at Iladley. Bodwell offered the introductory ing order prayer Rev.194 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Charge to the Pastor. 1829. 1803. by Rev. who accepted his appointment on the 18th of October. William Ainsworth. . 18th. He was ordained on the 21st of Sept.. The Rev. on the 21st of August. 1825. 1814. by Rev. was born Woodstock. 1778. Mr. Ct. 1829.

9. Abijah Cross. Josiah Prentice was born in Grafton. Abijah Crossf of Salisbury. A particular account of this revival may be found in the New Hampshire Repository and Observer for March. Sept. From this period. Nov. 1832. 1795. In 1831. During Mr. Elijah V offered the consecrat- ing prayer. by Rev. His mother was Dorothy. 1829. June 2d. Franklin George. and preached two years at West Haverhill. Rev. Mr. thou here. and is a physician in Georgia. Moses Page was chosen Deacon.. Rer. was born inMcthuen. Oct. 4th. Dr. addressed the people. 195 mon from I Kings xix. the Rev. resigned his charge. which brought into the Church 40 members. In the winter of 5th of May. been supplied one year. 1781. July 10th. " What dost The Rev. 12th. He was ordained in Barnstead. 1830. at the Academy Village. Mr. 1826-27. Josiah Prentice* of North wood. 1828. however. 25. Feb. was ordained in Northwood. a letter of dismission and recommendation was voted by the Church to 25 members. 1772. Oct. the First Church has been without a Pastor. and over 100 funerals. son of Abijah and grand-son of William Cross. Jan. May 18th. where he still continues to preach. and the Rev. Liba Conant of Northfield. 1824. 13 individuals were dismissed from this. t Rev. He married Amelia Swan of Methuen. + at . 1799. graduated at Dartmouth College. 26. daughter of Jonathan Chesley of Durham. to be formed into a Church at the Iron Works Village. Lancaster was dismissed for want of support. Ms. Lancaster's ministry of six years. son of Enos and grand-son of Micah George. a revival was enjoyed. July 25th. to be On the formed into a new Church. 1826. He settled in Salisbury. May 29th. 1824. 1834. He fitted for College at Bradford Academy. the First Congregational Society having been much reduced by the formation of the two adjacent churches in town. 3d. 1805. 1793. He resigned his pastoral charge. and studied Theology with Rev.. June 22d. 1838. gave the right hand of fellowship. graduated at Dartmouth College. Enos George. Dana.OF GILMANTON. daughter of Barns Jewell. March 24th. 1828. before he was installed there.1804. was born South Hampton. 1821. He was married to Nancy Wiggin. Ms. 85 were added to There were 118 baptisms. and is still living in Northwood. as the fruits of which about 35 were added to the Church. another revival was enjoyed. April 1st. 12th. 1842. 1801. offered the concluding prayer. graduated at Dartmouth College. 1831. where he now labors. * Rev. Theophilus Oilman was chosen Deacon. Rev. His son. Spofford gave the charge. the Church. an Englishman. Enos GeorgeJ of Barnstead. On the 26th of February. then at Londonderry. he was married to Sophia. They have.

Patrick gave the charge. which being assented to by the candidates. Rood was ordained pastor of Invocation and reading of the Scriptures by Rev. Norwood of Meredith Bridge. consisting of 25 persons dismiss- Mr. after dehberation and prayer. and another year. Hale of Campton. Mr. tinued about three and a half years from his ordination. Josiah Carpenter. gave the right hand of fellowship. Burnham of Pembroke. constituted according to gospel order. Mr. consisting of Academy was convened in the Rev. The services were performed in the unfinished meeting House. House was finished outside the same season. Francis P. preached the sermon. Rev. Smith. Bodwell of San- bornton. Messrs. introductory prayer by Rev. Ebenezer Eastman. enjoyed. — . Mr. Patrick of Canterbury. The meeting the frame of which was erected June 22. 1827. when 12 were added to the And from that time. proceeded to organize a church. Mr. and 20 were added to the Centre Church. Rood. Dr. Bodwell preached the sermon ed from the first church. Norwood. Rev. Mr. a Committee to make arrangements for the ordination. and Lancaster of Gilmanton. hy Rev. 1826. who.500. Mr. the church extended a call to Heman Rood. Joseph French. On the 8th of March. 1826. 11 were The received to the church. Bodwell offered the consecrating prayer. Mr. 1826.^3. On the 12th of July. Sabbath by members of the Theological Seminary. 20. and Mr. icated to sermon on the occasion was preached by Rev. a Council Village. Mr. 1837. addressed the people. Asa Crosby. the During the ministry of the Rev. Rev. Edwards of Andover. Maj. Mr. Rev. Spofford. Patrick presented the Articles of Faith and Covenant. which conpastor. they have been suppHed on the Church. son of the 6rst Minister. 10 by profession and one by letter. become and chose Dr. they were received and acknowledged by the Council as a church of Christ. and the Rev. 1826. Rood.]96 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY when a revival was Church. completed within The the service of Almighty God Sept. and the next summer It was dedthe whole expense was . Mr. Bouton offered the concluding prayer. and Dea. to Rev. the church. On the 2d of May. a candidate then preaching with them. their pastor. Rev.

Bodwell^ right hand of fellowship by Rev. A season of refreshing was enjoyed especially in the Academy in the beginning of 1843. he preached supply the whole time. Mr. cises . The religious Society was formed July 3. 1835. 1834. William Patrick. several individuals in the vicinity of the Iron Works. and also again in the early part of 1836. Missionary Society ^*100. 1827. the Society was supplied with preaching half of the time by the Rev. Prof. and from the lime of the dedication of the meeting House. 1838. by the Massachusetts Society for the propagation of the gospel. Mr. ing at the iron in the Rev. the Rev. address to the church and people and concluding prayer by Rev. were hopefully renewed and joined the first church. Dec. 1829. Mr. according to his request. and 13 joined the church.. 1830. completed in June. dedicated and the pews sold July 4. Rood. and a meeting House was erected June. and consequently asked February 15. 197 Society being feeble. 1830. for the Society as a stated From Aug. another revival commenced. John K. Lancaster preached there half of the time #17 . Lancaster was installed as pastor. and in the course of the year 52 were received to the church. ^50. they being aided 1833. H. Rood preached the sermon. a desire began to be manifested for preach- Works Village. pastor A revival was enjoyed and 28 were added of the first church. 1832. Rev. charge by Rev. and '35. by the N. and on the 23d of March. to April. Mr. Daniel Lancaster.OF GILMANTON. ^30. '34. From April. A of the installation were as follows Introductory prayer and sermon by Rev. Mr. to Dec. In the revival of 1827. the church voted to dismiss a dismission. 16. a Council was convened to ratify his dismissal. and by the firm of Homes h Homer in Boston. Liba Conant. season of revival was enjoyed in the autumn of annually. and benediction by the pastor. Ct. The Rev. 1800. were aided in his support annually by the N. installing prayer by Rev. 1832. Iron Works Church. Rood receiv- ed a call to settle at New Milford. H. Young. The Rev. In the year 1826. and the exerto the church. ^50. Rood. 1826. Missionary Society. The whole number which have been added. is 243. 1835. In January. A. and 76 as the fruits of the two revivals were added to the church.

Mr. On the 12th of June. On the 17th of Sept. and. 13 males and 43 females. Thomas Cogswell was chosen Deacon. In 1831. Thomas Cogswell and Benjamin F. Mr. Winslow Page and Dea. Winslow Page. 1830. and 13 united with the church. 1832. SafFord. 56 were added to the church. SafFord returned an affirmative answer. SafFord was dismissed on account of ill health. Some revival folOctober 21. The introductory prayer was offered by Rev. pronounced them a church duly organized.$'100 to the church. Hall. 1832. having previously June 12th. 20. the use of the parsonage. the church held a protracted meeting 4 days. . and on the 28th of Sept. Rev. he received ordination. thirteen in- dividuals 4 males and 9 females. Sept 21st. one of the original members of the church. Rev. and the society concurred. ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY for On the -^Oth of October. Mr. Moses Page was appointed Deacon. Oct. Rev. During his ministry of 4 years and nine months. George. 16 by letter and 40 by profession. 1831. a call to become their pastor. 1834. the lowed. Charles G. Corser the right hand.198 two years. Bodwell gave the charge. five were added to the church by profession and 3 by letter. and a supply of fire wood. Rev. Dea.'ttt300. Anne Salter. George preached the sermon and read to them the Articles of Faith and Covenant. the church extended to Rev. and after deliberation and prayer. a revival. 1831. Rev. proceeded to the meeting House and organized them into a church. offering him a salary of . Mr. a candidate then recently from the Seminary at Andover. served in the churches where they belonged. died leaving a bequest of . John Osgood were chosen Deacons of the church. Mr. receiving their assent. and 25 were added to the church. living aithe Iron Works Village. Bouton addressed the people. Charles Parker. which was followed by January 2d. 1835. having received a dismission from the first church. On the 12th of September. Rev. Mr. were appointed a Committee to make arrangements for the ordination.and the first and centre churches in Gilmanton. Mr. 1836. Mrs. preached the sermon. who bad been supplying then" pulpit. Josiah Prentice offered the ordaining prayer. Lancaster expressed the fellowship of the churches by giving to one of their number the right hand. July 5th. Dea.which met at the house of Dea. church held another protracted meeting. Rev. John Smith of Exeter. Mr. Rev. by letters missive convened a Council composed of the church in Barnstead.

and concluding prayer by Rev. Introductory prayer by Rev. was ordained Nov. charge by Rev.OF GILMANTON. Mr. Rice Gilman was chosen Deacon. address to the church and people by Rev. D. Samuel Weeks. Young. Mr. N. present pastor. he baptized 22. and Epping. Scriptures by Rev. Thomas Edgerly. Mr. Dudley Young. 1773The Churches. 16th. Mr. was dismissed with great harmony. Leach. labors were happily instrumental in establishing and confirming the converts recently added to the church. right hand by Rev. LancasMr. on 1842. Baptist Church. ordaining prayer by Prof. and Thomas Edgerly. 1775. 16 of these were received to the full ett. Curtis. ordaining prayer by Rev. Mr. 19th October. a revival commenced under the laRev. the Newof 6. and seven feBeing without a Pastor. were the Baptist Churches at Stratham. males. Mr. Mr. The 1844. Warner. sermon by Prof. Rood. right hand by Rev.. by Rev. 10th. Young. Blake. Thomas MudgJohn Fox. Bodwell. 1839. charge by Rev. Mr. market. Elder Tingley baptized seven. Orlando Weed was appointed Standing Moderator. D. William Cogswell. and Aug. Rev. and concluding prayer by Rev. President of the Gilmanton Theological Seminary. On the 31st of January. address to the people by Rev. 1840. Blake. . On the 7th of June. Mr. Putnam. Rev. Feb. which resulted in the addition of 62 to the church. Greely having received an invitation from the church at Lamprey River. Mr. Freeman. Brentwood. J. Greely's ter. The original members were Orlando Weed. Rufus Childs. Elder Samuel Shepard baptized four. and received them to the Church. Stephen S. Samuel Weeks was chosen Clerk. Mr. introductory prayer by Rev. 28. Deacon. 55 in one day by profession. Joseph Lane. On the 9th of December. which assisted on the occasion. sermon The first Baptist Church was organized Nov. On the 25th of May. Lancaster. Mr. Rev. more powerful than any preceding one. 199 bors of In the early part of 1838. of whom 26 were males and 29 females. George. Greely was Invocation and reading of the ordained pastor of the church.

and baptized four. and requested a dismission." June 15th. the same year. 1797. 18th. to advise in the ease. two more were baptized. But he dissented from their creed. the Church chose delevisited the '•' gates to Meredith. were Elwho preached the sermon and gave the right hand of fellowship. 16th. Oct. Edward Locke expressed his dissent from the articles of faith. Me. the expenses. Samuel Weeks was ordained a Preacher with this Church. 31. Aug. which gave as their result. 1780. Elder Edmund Pillsbury from Northwood. May 7th. Dudley Young was appointed to improve his gift with this Church for the present. but afterwards changed his principles and moved to Parsonsfield. and continued about 20 years. Whereupon. and licensed Samuel Weeks and Edward Locke. who also took part in the exercises. Aug. 1782. he united with the Church by a letter. and Dec. and. and return. two of their brethren. consisting of the Churches in Berthat wick. and Barrington. were adopted. Elder Walter Powers was ordained as Pastor of the Church.200 communion of the ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Shepard Church by Elder Tingley. articles of faith to the Church by Elder Tingley. Epping. Dr. from the Church in Sanford. 1777. to assist in ordaining Elder Nicholas Folsora. 12th. 1786. at a Church conference. and the Council dissolved. The labors of Elder Powers were to a considerable extent successful. the Church voted to give him a call to become their Pastor. 1785. a risen Savior to a dying world !" 1779. Church voted to invite Elder Walter Powers to preach with them. Elders present on the occasion. when he goes on exchange. At the expi« . who gave the charge. 1784. and it was voted to pay his Nov. under Elder Richard Martin. a Council was called on the 16th of February. 1776. 25th. June 14th. a Council was called to set off the Upper Parish into a separate Baptist Church. carrying with him a portion of the Church records and papers. The der William Hooper of Madbury. Elder Samuel Shepard. May 30th. and Elder Nicholas Folsom from Meredith. 1780. and ought to confess his error. in December. the Church held a conference. Edivard Locke has departed from the true faith. 16th. " to go forth and declare a proclamation of peace and pardon through On the 4th of December. 1784. Samuel town again Sept. and received At this lime.

Church was dissolved. another church was formed under the labors of the Rev. a very extensive revival was enjoyed by this church. June 5. 1823. June 15th. 1842. it has been called the Gilford Church. 30 were baptized and received to the church in one day a number nearly equal to one third of its former members. 12 were added. and Rev. and removed to Gilmanton in Since leaving Gilmanton. 12th. and those in the Lower Parish constiUpper the sec- ond. Joseph Huckins. under the labors of the Rev.OF GILMANTON. Ms. they have been supplied by the Rev. 12th. The first Baptist Church never enjoyed a communion after the division. M. Stephen Clough. place. than Sermon . Mr. consisting of six males. and July 3d. He was 1818. by Rev. viz. Swain of Gilford. The whole number in the church was then 104. Richardson resigned his care of the church. aged 36 years. and the care of Elder Uriah Morrison until 1817. 16 feet containing less 52 pews. resides. Mr. DudThe same year it was formed. Stephen Clough was chosen Deacon. The expense was ^1500. 18 years. ordained Evangelist in Methuen. 40 by 50 feet. In 1819. 1836. same ground. March 20th. In 1842. 1806. The greatest harmony had subtor of the church. Richardson. church. The Rev. Hodge the is their minister at their present time. 1835. James Gilman was chosen Deacon. successor to Mr. Phinehas Richardson. and a new one post . 3d. June 10th. 15 ley Young. and in 1829. Hiram D. James A. Hodge. John Swazey. Boswell. and May 4th. sisted. John Carlton was chosen Deacon. tive ISIarch. his naNov.. and it was with the deepest regret that the church parted During his ministry. Benjamin Kelly. and 10 females. 116 had been added to the with him. He had been acting pasand April 12th. A. seating six persons each. when he died. but declined until it lost its visibility. was under Since 1812. In 1811. and Sept. So that in the revival of 1818. 15 were added. were added. 201 ration of this period. removed from town. 1817. the erected on old meeting house was taken down. his pastoral relation to the Church was tuting the divided. . Since that time. Bartlett Pease. there was an addition of nine more. This house was dedicated Nov. In August. where he now In 1838. he has preached in Hollis. — he asked a dismission. Daniel Clough. 1831. the the members in the first Baptist Church.

1841. A revival was enjoyed and a considerable number was added to In 1823-4. Norris. when the number in the Society was 155 James Dow two years.202 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Methodist Church. and had 31 members. 1828 and '29. and remained time. Israel Jones. when a parsonage was built at an expense of about . Dow died in Deny. 1841. S. years had the charge of it. . J. one year. and had only occasional preaching. who reported the Society at 163. These classes were connected with the Circuit in In 1821-2. in 1843 James G. 1844—5. Eld. Gridley. Eld. Freewill Baptist Churches. . Michael Quimby. . are Nathan Howe. Hezekiah D. Fernald is now the min- . Crosby. Brewster was his successor. ney began to preach in the Academy. 1840. Wilbur. one third part of the time. Cromack. and was dedicated some time in 1827. Jacob Sanborn was circuit the classes. Gushing. 1833 and '34 Samuel A. 1838. esting revival. 1831 James B. 1839. B. 1830 J. in 1844. from July. when an extensive revival was enjoyed . . James P. 1837 . Eld. There have been 4 Freewill Baptist Churches formed in GilOf the onenear the Iron Works Village. Aaron Buzzell was the first preacher. and a Brick Meeting House was erected at an expense of about ^2. continuing During this period there was an interalso two years. There was a revival and the Society increased from 122 to 134. Eld. The second was formed in 1818. George Storrs preached the dedication sermon. 1843. 1825. . Buzzell for many manton. Gorden. P. Sanborn. He was followed by J. The preachers who have followed him. Eld. Eld Samuel Kelly followed him. 1835 and '36 Loren H. The whole number in the In 1822-3. 1832 George F.500. Eld. Harvey was on the circuit. 1826-7. The first Methodist Class was established here in 1807. to July. and held meetings in the Academy. . Northfield. one half of the Eld. . and had 18 members. Jotham Horton and Ezekiel Stickclasses was 49. S. Mr. who d. D. Smith. preacher.^700 Joseph C. Storrs was two years on the circuit. 1843-4. . Zenas Adams succeeded Mr.

203 ister. the present clerk. in 1814. The years of 1818. and in 1816. 1810. William Weeks. 1839. has been re-organized. John Wells resigned the office of clerk. as fruits of special revivals. and '43. Hackett. this church assumed the name of the first Free Baptist Church in Gilmanton Upper Parish. '38. Weymouth. 1843. by Elder John Knowles. were also seasons of precious ingathElder David Moody now officiates as erings to this church. 1810. Jeremiah Sawyer. Free Will Baptist Church was founded Nov. '42. A Christian Baptist Society was organized under the superintendance of Elder Richard Davis in 1839. 1811. in 1840. its members adopted the princided all — . fourth The Christian Baptist Church. by Joseph and Peter Clark. On the 23d of November. for their accommodation. May 2. '39. Elder John Knowles was ordained as an Evangelist. third The Young. The one in what Eld. Knowles assisted on the occasion. 1830. 20 were adthis church 1797. The church. 6th. May 30th. their minister. Nicholas Eld. '29. '40. teaching Elder. and 27 others. His successors have been Jeremiah M. The number of communicants in 1822. and 16 others. 1827. 24 were added. and Elder Elbridge Knowles. and Charles A. September 1. Elder Tuttle. a beautiful meeting house was erected in the Factory Village. May 3. Richard Martin.OF GILMANTON. and Oct. was founded in January. since the death of Elder Knowles in July. is now Gilford. Simeon Bean. this church resolved to banish the use of ardent spirits from funerals. Elders Lemuel Mason and John D. George W. ruling Elder. and has enjoyed successively the labors of Elder Fernald. Hackett. for many years their minister. was under the watch of who seceded from the Calvin Baptist. was 50. 32 were added to 10th of January. 5. James Weymouth and Joseph Clark were publicly set apart as Deacons. 1816. This church have occupied the Province Road meeting house. built in 1792. Their meeting House was erected in 1811. ple of total abstinence from all that intoxicates. Folsotn. which he had held for 29 years. 1837. 1839. and John Brown and Franklin Forrest were cho- . Peter Clark. was ordained on the In the same year.



sen Deacons. Their religious teachers, besides Elder Davis, have been Elders Knight, Allen, and John Gillingham, who is their
present Minister.

Society of Friends.

A Society of Friends was formed about the year 1780, by Ezekiel Hoit, Jacob Tucker, Richard Jones, and Gideon Bean. The number of members has usually been about 30. Their house of worship is near the Academy Village.


Congregational Society has recently been formed in the Parish, in Gilmanton, but it has not yet made arrangements for a separate meeting on the Sabbath.
In closing the Ecclesiastical History of the town, it may be that the Parsonage lands have all been sold, and the money is invested as a Parsonage fund, the interest of which is



annually divided by the Selectmen among the different religious societies, each Society receiving in proportion to the number of members belonging to the same.


Biographical History.
Several of the early settlers were sufficiently distinguished to particdeserve some especial notice in this historical sketch. ular history of these, together with the graduates and other professional men in town, will here be presented.



The Rev. William Parsons was a son of Rev. Joseph Parsons The of Salisbury, Ms., where he was born April 21st, 1716. family consisted of only five children, and but four of them lived John, the youngest son, died while a member of to settle in life. the Sophomore Class in Harvard College, 1740, then in his 16th

Rev. Joseph Parsons, father of the Rev. William Parwas born in Northampton, Ms., 1670, graduated at Harvard College, 1697, settled in Lebanon, Ct., Nov. 27, 1700, resigned, 1708, and was installed in Salisbury, Nov. 26th, 1718, His eldest son. Rev. Joand died March 13th, 1739, aged 69. seph, was born in Brookfield, Ms., 1702, graduated at Harvard He College, 1720, and settled at Bradford, June 8th, 1726. had two wives and ten children, and died May 4th, 1765, aged Rev. Samuel Parsons, the second son, was born in 1711, 63. graduated at Harvard College in 1730, and settled in Rye. Nov. 3, 1736, and died Jan. 4th, 1789, aged 78, and in the 53d year One of his daughters married the Rev. John of his ministry. Tucke of Epsom. Elizabeth, the only daughter in the family of the Rev. Joseph Parsons, Sen., was born in 1718, married Rev. Jeremiah Fogg of Kensington, where she died in 1799. The Rev. William Parsons, the subject of this notice, was





graduated at Harvard College in 1735, at the age of 19, and was settled at South Hampton in 1743. After a ministry of alHe became most 20 years, he was dismissed, Oct. 6th, 1762.
a Proprietor of Gilrnanton,

was employed by the Corporation to and removed his family into town Aug. 1st, Here he preached and performed the other duties of the He was also employed as a ministry for the first ten years. teacher of the youth in the early settlement of the town for sevOn the 16th of May, 1743, he was married to Saeral years. rah Burnham, a native of Durham, by whom he had 6 children, viz. Sarah, William, Elizabeth, John, Joseph, and Ebenezer. Mr. Parsons was a very useful citizen, as well as an exemplary minister of the gospel, and did much to give a right direcpreach 1763.
to the settlers,

tion to the early

town. So

far as


movements in regard to religious institutions jn known, none of his sermons were published, and

none of

His diary, in which he enterhis papers are preserved. ed a great variety of matters as they occurred from day to day. would be exceedingly valuable in making out the early history of but that, together with his sermons, have probably the town He died in January, 1796, aged 80 years. been destroyed.

She His widow survived him only one year and one month. They were both budied in February, 1797, at the age of 75. ried on their own farm, a few rods eastward of the spot where they pitched their tent in 1763, when they first came into town. Sarah Parsons, the eldest child of the Rev. Mr. Parsons, was She was married to born at South Hampton April 8th, 1744. John Smith, 3d, Esq., of Durham, at the age of 22, and removed to Durham in 1766. Her husband was a man of mucli He was Representative from Durrespectability and influence. ham for ten years, including the period of the Revolution, and a member of the Committee of Safety during the whole War. He died May 24th, 1791, at the age of 54 years. After her husband's death, she resided 7 years at Portsmouth, and 44 years before her death, 1794, became a member of Dr. Buckminster's She removed her relation to Durham, Aug. 3d, 1817, church. and died April 27th, 1838, aged :)4 years and 19 days. She
was distinguished



information, amiableness, a


for propriety,


Providence, patience


Not long before her and fortitude in suffering. death, she could tell who lived in every house except two in



her native town, at the time, or shortly before she left there. And of these two, she said a family had lately moved into one

of them.

Her memory of recent


was equally accurate.

Isaac Smith was son of Lemuel Smith of Sterling, and Martha Coit, his wife. He was born in Sterling, in the month of November, 1744, and was the fifth son in a family of 11 children, whose names were Francis, Benjamin, Lemuel, Joseph, Isaac, Willard, John, Martha, Mary, Luther, and Experience. His father, Lemuel Smith, was a farmer of considerable His homewealth, and it is said kept a 100 head of cattle.

The Rev.

He left in his will a stead, at his decease, was sold for £5000. legacy to his children of £100 each; giving to Francis, his oldest son, afterwards Judge Smith of Plainfield, N. H., a double share, or £200, as being his legal claim by birth-right. He
His wife, 1760, when his children were yet young. Coit, was an eminently pious woman, and ever after the death of the father, attended family prayers with her large family of children. This example had a salutary effect upon their minds. Three of her sons, Francis, Lemuel, and Joseph, settled in Plainfield, N. H., on farms which they early purchased there, on the rich intervales of the Connecticut. Francis, previous to his going to Plainfield, is said to have spent his portion of his father's estate by prodigality. But about this time, there was a favorable change in his character, he having become religious. He settled on a beautiful intervale, 10 miles below Hanover, and by industry and prudence he acquired a valuable estate. He was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Cheshire County, and held the office until his resignation. His son, William Coit Smith, graduated at Dartmouth College in 1801, in the same class with the Hon. Daniel Webster. Joseph had one son also, Dennison Smith, a graduate in 1805, and was a Judge in the Courts of Vermont. Benjamin, the second son of Lemuel Smith, was a very promising youth. At the age of 15, he was employed by Gen. Putnam as his private clerk, and was very much esteemed by him but unfortunately he took the small pox in the army, and the disease not being understood, was badly treated, and he died in great distress, at the age of 16. Willard settled in Bethel. Vt. John, at the age of 16, chose Isaac for his guardian, and entered College with him. He became a minister, and was afterdied in





wards settled at Dighton, Ms., in 1772, as Colleague with Rev. Mr. Fisher, the first minister of Dighton, where he continued in the ministry till December, 1801, when he was dismissed. The following year, he removed to Pennsylvania, and there died. Luther remained in Sterling, and died in 1839, aged 84, and was at that time a member of the Connecticut Legislature. An interesting obituary of him was published in the newspapers, a copy of which was sent to his friends in Plainfield, and has been preserved by them.
Isaac Smith, the subject of this notice, was early put to the

When he became of age, however, be chose the business of farming, and went to Plainfield with a view to settle there ; but becoming pious about this time, he determined on getting an education, preparatory to the ministry. The only circumstance which can now be gathered respecting his conversion is, that a deep impression was made on his mind at the time of his father's death. When called into the room, as his father lay dying, he took him by the hand, and said, " Isaac, see that you prepare for such an hour as this : your dying day
trade of a shoe-maker.
will surely

come /"

This remark sunk deep
sure place.

into his heart,


never left him till he made a surrender of his heart to God. His brother John became pious about the same time. They began to fit for College in 1766, when he was 22, and his brother 17 years old, and enHis preparation for College was tered at Princeton, in 1768. very rapid, commencing his preparatory course when his class commenced their College course, he proceeded so rapidly that at the close of two years, he was admitted with them to junior It appears, therefore, that he fitted and passed over standing. the Freshman and Sophomore studies in two years, so as to enter In order to accomplish so much in the Junior class in advance. a little time, he hired an experienced linguist, a foreigner, a Scotchman, to repeat over to him the grammars, and explain to him all the forms and constructions of the Latin and Greek, and to aid him in the mathematical demonstrations, as he went In this way, he became an expert linguist, and could along. read Latin and Greek almost as readily as English, and in after life used to take up Latin and Greek books, and read them off Though page after page, with great ease, interest, and fluency. he was never guilty of boasting, and his modesty forbid his


like a nail in a



speaking much of himself, he was often heard to say that he did That not fear any of the College students in the languages. his standing as a scholar was good in College, appears from the fact that Dr. Witherspoon, the President, recommended him when he graduated to instruct the Latin school, near College,
consisting of



40 or 50 scholars, who were fitting for College. College associates, though one class after him, were

late President of the United States, and Rev. Dr. Spring of Newburyport. He graduated in 1770, having sustained himself while fitting and in his College course, by his own industry. In order to do His practice was this, he found his trade of no little advantage. to buy leather, make shoes, go up to Schenectady, and sell them among the Dutch, buy leather there, return, make them up, and In this way, he was worth as much then go and sell out again. when he left College, at the age of 26, as his father had bequeathed him 10 years before at the age of 16, and had obtained

James Madison,

his education besides.

After leaving College, he passed some time with Dr. Hart of
Preston, then

beginning to be celebrated as a theologian, and

afterwards spent six months with Dr. Bellamy, a famous divine

of Bethlem, Ct.,

the study of Divinity.


then received

license to preach, and soon after took a journey to
shire, to visit his brothers in Plainfield.

New Hampfor

Here he preached


time, and received a call from the church and people in 1772, to

This invitation, however, he During the season, he visited Hanover, and called on Dr. Eleazer Wheelock, the first President of Dartmouth College, who at this time occupied a log College, and called the students together by sounding a tin tnimpet. It was this season, also, that on a certain occasion he took lodgings at the house of Jacob Burton, Esq., on Norwich Plain, and there by telling his own experience in regard to a College life, and encouraging young Asa, afterwards Dr. Burton of Thetford, Vt., then about 20 years of age, he induced him to undertake an education, and thus instrumentally brought about that train of useful labors by which the life of Dr. Burton was distinguished. In 1772, he visited the lower part of New Hampshire, and some towns in Essex County, Ms., among which were Ipswich and Rowley. At each of which he is said to have received calls, as

with them

the ministry.



to decline.


to Sarah. then of New Durham. Gen. and died Aug. to Mary. by whom he had six children. Foster. was happy and ry. H. preached on the occasion from iCor. which being in value. afterwards Dr. his brother-in-law. for you are near the College. Smith go from Gilrnanton. on the 12th of November. Dr. ceremony was performed by the Rev. Nathaniel Porter. to induce him to return thither. preached at the funeral from also at his first Hampton. made him better off as property than ministers generally were. 1774. and before accepting it. aged nearRev. a delegation was sent from the church at Ipswich. " For 1 determined not to know any thing among you. ii. Joseph Badger. you can get ministers enough. 2. said to them. On the 23d of Jan. Additions were soon made to the church. The people are united in him.. daughThe ter of Gen.) Upon this. and Mr. 1791. and we cannot part ivith him. the delegation left. and the religious interests of the town were prosperous. Joseph Eaton of Haverhill. N. Smith accepted the call in Gilmanton. " Go hack ! We cannot let Mr.. he received ordination. and we cannot let him go. by whom he had three children. We need him more than you do . who was a firm and decided man. 1788. Nov. ly 30. the third daughter of Dea. Porter of Conway. Ms. Smith. 1777. She lived with him nearly 12 years. and him crucified. Woodman of Sanbornton. There. he preached Gihnanton. Na- . Mr. He also fitted several young men for among whom were Rev. iv. permanent. 14. Smith was m. 10th. After living a widower a little more than three Mr. Mr. Samuel Hidden. having lost an infant son only eight days previous. sermon in years."210 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY lu August of this year. on the 29th of August. for this is a neiv country. he received a call from the town of Gihnanton. McClintock of Greenland. We need a minister. that after- wards rose College. out in He lands to also brought money to Gilmanton. While he had this under consideration.'^ was given by Rev. But Deacon Dudley. Mr. of CanterbuThe connexion thus formed with his people. Mr. sessed of the ministerial right in the laid town. and on the •30th of the same month. which led to an engagement of his labors for the season. became pos- iThess. save The right hand of fellowship Jesus Christ. by being the first settled minister. 18th. Smith was married the second time. and Mr.''^ (meaning Cambridge. Smith is the man for us. during which.

He also preached as a stated supply at Gilmanton and Epsom. Smith's eldest daughter. stood by him. 211 Cogswell. daughter of Josiah Sawyer. aged 62. Isaac C. 3Ir. Rev. P.. for his salary. and Lemuel. Isaac Coit. who were subsequently employed as teachers. lived single. Some others enjoyed his instructions. Eliphalet Wood. leaving two daughters. at the age of 16. President of Middlebury College. at Dartmouth College. Joh7i and Martha. The second son. and died at the paternal residence in Gilmanton. and died. aged 36. William Badger. and died at home. Francis P. died when about a year and a half old. the assessment of which had been neglected for several years. in Eaton. Samuel Cartland. was of this number. Aug. 1831. voyage. Ebenezer. and after his decease.. daughter of Benjamin Labaree of Charlestown. afterwards of Loudon. Hannah. Smith received the degree of A. Upper Canada. a Proprietor of Eaton. Isaac Coit. Rev. was pressed aboard a British man of war. Martha. Notwithstanding the odium cast upon him by the necessity under which he was laid of commencing a suit against the town. Mr. Joshua Bean^ Hon. She lived with him eight years. daughter of Dea. at the age of 30. Mr. on the 22d of May. Smith was deservedly popular in his ministerial labors. Aaron Bean. His third wife was Susannah Sawyer. and settled on land owned by his father. F. one of the sons by the second marriage. and Joseph Badger. 16. the second daughter. and died of consumption. and drafted its excellent thaniel Constitution. Enoch Gerrish of Boscawen. has left the town. yet in this trial the firm friends of religious order. had two children. Vt. Esq. has not since been heard of. his praises were freely utter- . and after practicing Law 10 years. was married to Hon. went to sea in The ship was bound for a sealing 1803. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1816. be went into the ministry. married Anna Gerrish. He did much for the cause of education in the town. Smith's eldest son. M. Benjamin Labaree. Stephen Bean. Vt. and his son. who inherited the homestead. She had one son. and now resides in Burlington. John was always sickly. Mr. Smith. and sister of Dr. who graduated at Dartmouth College. 1842. 1785. and has been settled at Guildhall. the third son.OF GILMANTON. His second wife was Mary Labaree. was one of the first Trustees of the Academy.

Mr. as we were walking ed the night at Rochester.212 ed even BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY by those who had professedly been aggrieved by his was uniformly and universally esteemed. and in later years his hair was His motions were quick. if convenient. The year after leaving College. so that I shall never forget the last relithey would be remembered. Ethan Smith in Hopkinton. melting away. in 1801. One incident may here be inserted as illustrating his manner of interIt will be given in the language of his son to course in private. from those of Dr. and also one at the ordination of Rev. Though in the earlier part of his ministry. with whom he studied Divinity. but about and took his leave of me. He put his hand I told him 1 should like some. a charge at the ordination of Rev. while with the truly pious he 4th of July address. and in many passages he burst forth with great power and eloquence. up the street to the office. He was a man of sound orthodox principles. where I went home to spend a short time in the winter happened a few weeks before my father died. H. yet in the later portions of it he preached for the most part extempore. Judgment. a funeral sermon of a woman killed by lightning. a sermon at the funeral of Rev. I engious advice he gave me. of great vivacity. he asked me if I wanted some money. Speaking of his father. season. delivered at the Academy in Gilmanton. and Eternity I these three ! ! /' then turned I saw him no more alive. Very few of his discourses were published. he says. Nor was he less interesting out of the pulpit than in it. and complained some the morning after. 1 spent a year. animated and pointed preacher. Remember Death.. and a discriminating theologian. Woodman. Mr. Smith was tall and slender in his person. his sermons were generally written in full. an perfectly white. Bellamy. broad shoulders and large frame. tered the office of J. Hazeltine of Epsom. into his pocket and took out three silver dollais. In the spring. Mr. and a course. saying at the same time that he dropped them into my hand. which ' . to resume my studies. are all that are now found of his publications. the day after the March meeting. Esq. if at all. He passIn the morning. " He had a faculty of saying things at the right time. he carried me to He took cold as the snow was Rochester. Corser in Loudon. of Rochester. An ordination sermon preached at the settlement of Rev. whom it has reference. varying but slightly. rather bony. Josiah Prentice of Northwood.

the Rev. and 43d of his ministry. he continued to complain of a cold.'' but. When he arrived. mercy and goodness. " died on Tuesday. Smith's death occurred the same month. 1817. all of which His charity and benevolence constantly shone in his character. perhaps were not equalled by any minister in the State.OF GILMANTON.. P„ M. who and died in March 25. in the 73d year of his age. finally . Con. and a large concourse of the citizens of the town and vicinity." His death was a severe affliction to the church. After turn from Rochester. pastor His remains were committed to the of the church in that place." Mr. Pastor of the Congregational Church &s Society in Gilmanton. truth. Mr. at their expense. grave on Thursday. 213 could never forget his last solemn admonitions and impressive his manner amidst all my waywardness in sinful pursuits. N. aged 72. four days before his death. at He was was educated Princeton College. as a tribute of affection^ on which is the following inscription : Sacred to the memory of the REV. Chichester. concluded the exercises. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. March 25th. George of Barnstead. recollecting himself. ISAAC SMITH. deeply lamented by all who have any sense of justice. But the confusion of mind and forgetfulness attending the exer- which though he kept about and even were proof that disease was even then raging in the brain. Isaac Smith. he took his bed and after a sickness of only three days. the 43d year of his ministry. entry The following was at that time made in the Diary of Rev. at one o'clock. A monument was erected to his memory. the 27th. Josiah Caryenter of cises. 1817. . by several of the neighboring clergymen. " let us pray. J. After he had closed his prayer. a native of Sterling. it is said he repeated again. His funeral was attended on the 27th. at his residence in Gilmanton. re- threw him into a fever attended a funeral at the Academy. expired on the 25th of March. But on his return home he mistook the road and went out of his way. the oldest minister in the Association.

soon after its first settlement. tist Of his early history and of his preparation for the minis1747. and August 17. Powers 11 children. . 1803. His labors were continued as pastor of the church for about 20 During the most of this time. and exemplified the truths of the Gospel in his life " Life speeds away From point to point. came 8 or 10 miles to his meeting. and was the first BapMinister settled in New Hampshire. is now called Gilford. 1784. for his second wife. Baptist Church and Society in Gilmanton. The church was spread over the Upper and Lower Parishes in Gilmanton. was born March 14. people decree of encouragement. tiio' seeming to stand The cunning fugitive is swift by stealtii . and he labored alternately in On the 21st of August. Thomas Walter Powers of settled there in 1755. son of Rev. 1767. he held strictly to the doctrines of grace. 25. years. was a solemn and and Death. erect monument memorial of their respect affection to their beloved Pastor. and lard. Sept. his wife died.including what each Parish. Dec. who was Rev. 1805. Walter Powers. As a husband and parent he was affectionate. On the 12th of April. He received a call from the had by Mr. Newtown. His congregation was large. 1786. Elizabeth McClure of Ex- He was dismissed from his charge at his own request. searching preacher. widow Sarah Harman. Too subtle is tlie movement is to be seen Yet soon man's hour up and we are gone. his widow. whose maiden name was Wilmarried the She was a daughter of Samuel and Dorothy Willard. he try nothing is now known. until the age of 72. Mrs. Sarah Smith. and was ordained to the pastoral care of the church June 14.214 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY and was ordained Minister over the people in Gilmanton." this The and church as a in Gilmanton. he was favored with a good. was indefatigable in his exertions to promote the spiritual interests of his people. when she died August. survived 1828. still. he married ter.

After which he was interred in the burying ground a little South East of the Baptist Meeting House. where lie many of ing his former hearers. following. and received to the Baptist Church on the 9th of December.. 215 After this he continued to preach in town and else12. and in part the use of his limbs. of which he was an originator. 1826. April 7. was born in Rye. May 7th. he was licensed by the Baptist Church to preach the gospel.— OF GILMANTON. he was with the moved Shakers. when. where he with his wife Abigail were baptized by Elder Samuel Shepard. hav- — He was become extinct 8 or 10 years before his death. In April. ination Barrington. miserable and almost unpitied object. became a preacher of the Freewill Denomination. He died on Friday. Elder Edward J. Aug. 1806. and was one of the petitioners for the Charter of the Academy. Phinehas Richardson from Job xi. of this town. there was no alternative. 1742. at the close of system. His remains were carried to the Baptist Meeting House the Sabbath following. About this time the church was divided the Gilford church being taken off from it. he is said to a week in fasting and prayer. For a time. Esq. This was in March. where. Dec. he lost his speech. 1779. ordained each other in this new denomLocke and Lord preaching Elders. in his 80th year. He was one of the first three men who assembled to reduce the Freewill faith to a In company with Elder Tozar Lord of and John Shepard. For many years he was a tenant of the poor house. at that time unoccupied by a family. but for him to receive support as provided by law. 15. he formally seceded from the Baptist Church. by a shock of the palsy. when his remaining property was spent. until 1811. 1775. they went to : . but in 1780. After the loss of his speech. 1777. Locke. have spent which was which they wrote down their views. locked up in a house. his children being in circumstances suitable to take charge of an unfortunate parent. 7. No one of he could no longer attend to his secular concerns. 1780. and of which he was a member. and Shepard a ruling Elder. 4th. a helpless. Canst thou by searching Jind out God. once an Examining Committee with others of the schools in town. where a sermon was preached by Rev. It was a mysterious Providence that he should die out of the Visible church that to which he ministered. He reto this town at an early period.

aged 68. was born in Gilmanton. he took charge of the first Freewill Baptist ion. a council convened to organize a Baptist church in that part of the town. Oct. 1824. aged 82 years. aged 56. by Elder Hezekiah Smith of Haverhill. after a sickHis wife Huldah survived ness of only 20 minutes. daughter of William Morrison. and grand-son of Henry Clark of Greenland. 1805. Me. 1824.216 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY New Durham. and died Nov. and having fasted and prayed with Elder Benjamin Randall. and has attended more funerals. Elder Clark has kiah D. 1819. Ms. 1817. 2. after which he removed to Chesterville. 11th... Elder Peter ClarTc. that part of Gilmanton. 1841. and died from home. January 8. 17th. is now a preacher in Chesterville. died Feb. in 1782. Elder Locke remained in town some years. and continued to preach with them until his death. He received ordination as a Baptist Preacher while living in Lee. Elder Richard Martin was a native of Lee. afterwards the Gilford Church. He married Mary. which took place Oct. In Oct. Elder Clark received from the Council who formed the third Freewill Church. Uriah Morrison was born in Somersworth. 1. In 1796. and extensively known as the first preacher of these views in many portions of the country. The church afHis wife. been often blessed with revivals accompanying his labors. 1797. Richard Martin. and Hezeministry. about the year 1795. 1781. and seceded from their connexIn 1798. William. He expressed his dissent from their articles of faith. ordination to the work of the Elders Winthrop Young. aged 37. aged 35 years. and others. than any other minister in town. His son. son of Samuel. aged 76. and was born in 1755. leaving one son. Elder Samuel Shepard of Brentwood. Buzzell officiated on the occasion. with whom he lived till her death Sept. he removed to Gilmanton. Nov. Ward Locke. from 1811 till his death. then just formed. Church. and preached to the second Baptist Church. perhaps. 24. Elder He lived in . where he became an extensive land-holder. now Gilford. and Representative of the town. 28. now called Gilford. June 1. they ordained him by the laying on of hands. Betsey. while visiting Embden in February. and Elder Randall became a very distinguished advocate of the new system. him only 25 days.. 1824. and to give him the charge of it. 1810. who lives on the farm with his father.

graduated at Middlebury College. are now in the ministry. in this State. Lucius Bolles of Salem. the 12th.. Two sons of Elder Knowles. Two of his daughters. May 30th. are now successful teachers in Philadelphia. His eldest son. Nov.. Ms. 18 years. offered the consecrating prayer. in his it in His funeral was attended on Sabbath. but no history of the men or of their labors has been received. John Gano Richardson. After a ministry of about six years in this place.OF GILMANTON. July 11th. Providence. and Peter Clark. June 9th. Rev. John Peak of Newburyport. D. James A. and graduated at Brown University. l€r his <3eath was destitute 15 years. Richardson's successors. son of Nathaniel. xxv. Charles O. 1826. studied Divinity with Dr. till March. 1831. fitted for College at New Hampton. seph Young. Richard Martin. William Blaisdell. delivered the charge. Elder Phinehos Richardson was a native of Methuen. Rev. Elder John D. and ordained over the first church in Gilmanton. was born in 178T. Luke Ainsivorth Spofford. and Bartlett Pease. ed from Tsa. and Elder Pettingill. Chaplain of Danvers. R. and let him down into the grave with theirown hands. and Rev. Mr. Elder Richardson preached in Gilmanton from March. 1816. William Eachelder of Haverhill. 5ih. 1836. son of Eleazer Spoflbrd. H. was judged by more than 1000 people. was born in Jaffrey. are all men of respectable talents and interesting preachers. Knoivles. He was ordained by Elders JoHis wife was Polly Danford. Rev. and has been settled in Milford. offered the fii-st prayer. 1815. Eight of the Elders the neighboring churches attended as bearers. Quimby addressed the church 8. the unconverted. and dismissed in 19 . Bosivell. 1811. preached the sermon. 1819. 1785. 1818. Hodge. he was dismissed June 9th. On the 22d of February. Nov. H. he was settled in Brentwood. 7 — and ministers. I. 217 J. Sarah and Ann — Maria. Kimball presented the fellowship of the churches. Rev. was licensed by the Monadnock Association. 12th. which took place on Saturday. where he was ordained as aa Evangelist. 1840.. Dr. 1817. when Elder Strong was ordained in April. 1825. 64th year. married Grata Rand in Oct. Rev. John and Elbridge. Elder Clark preachEld. Seth Payson of Rindge. and continued to preach the gospel until his death.

1831. He married Eliza G. in the vicinity of the College. 30th. studied Divinity with Rev. Ms. 1827. of Gilmanton. Greely. 16th. he was installed in Chilmark. graduated at Dartmouth College. 1821. a merchant of Boston. Feb. 1825. was born Jan. was ordained in Gilmanton. graduated at Dartmouth College. Stephen Seivall Norton Greely. 27th. 23d. born Dec. 1828. 1817. aged 28 years.. son of Stephen L. daughter 1829. Frances Jane Gibbs. married Sarah B. 1841. born Dec. who died Aug. 1838. Lemist.. in Newmar- . 8th. daughter of Benajah Brigham. Charles Gilman Safford. Me. received ordination at the Iron Works Sept. 1836. Atkinson. 19th. 28th. graduated at Amherst College. and afterwards in Scituate. was gradHe uated at Dartmouth College. children are Mary Ellen Grant. 22d. daughter of John Lechurch. 1842. 1796. 8th. who died Jan. Richtha's Vineyard. Daniel Lancaster. Tlience. 21st. 1833. he removed to — Rev. 8th. April 18th. Marhis sons. ard Cecil. Henry Martyn. Rev."218 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY 1829. graduated 44. He was settled again in in Lancaster. and Daniel Edwin Greely. 1840. 1836. Nov. Brigham. Greely. born Sept. 1835. Anne Elizabeth Greely.. Dr. 29th. where he now remains. and installed Dec. was Tutor. Sept. missed in The same year. raist of Dorchester. Amherst. His of Daniel Greely. His eldest son. born June 21st. Esq. 1832.. 1842. in Southborough and Rutland. 11th. I5th. was born Acworth. and at Andover. in Rev. 1835. Ms. Curtis. Foxcroft. 1827. 1843 Preceptor of an Academy in Minden. Aug. 1831. and dis- 1832. 1830. 1842. Medicine. first church. went into a decline. a native of Exeter. 14ih. Ms. over the centre He married Anne E. son of Ebenezer Lancaster. 31st. 1824. 29th. was dismissed Oct.. he was settled 1831. 1821. with a view to educate Feb. and installed Dec. Sept. at Andover. was ordained at Gilmanton Iron Works Jan. born Feb. 1813. preached only a few times. and died May 25th. 1839. in the latter of which places he now resides. 2d. born May 25th. He has since been in the practice of on account of ill-health. and was dismissed June 12th.. Esq. His second son. 1842. and is now at Amherst College. was married to Mary L. ket. La. Ide of Medway. 1843.

who have been on the Gilmanton circuit. 1843. Rev. He first preached in Gilmanton ver in 1822. and was ordained at Gilmanton Iron Works. and he died at Henniker. and others of the Freewill Church who have preached in town. In March. James Hobart. Professors of the Theological Seminary. Derry. Chester. Dow was a native of Bath. October. and some other places. 1826. Nov. son of Jan. Dec. and died of consumption. and graduated. Rev. was born in Gilmanton. Upper Parish. Dec. graduated at Gilmanton Theological Seminary in July. Gilmanton. Gilmanton. 1804. 6th. 1844. is omitted for want of the necessary facts.OF GILMANTON. 1825. Vt. 1844. born in JerCollege partly at Shoreham. and partly at Middlebury. James A. 219 Elder David Moody. Rev. March 19th. was received a circuit preacher in the New Hampshire Methodist Conference in 1832. has preached at various places. was He fitted for . 1805. He resigned his pastoral charge here Feb. Michael Qxiimby was born in Deering. aged 42 years. July 17th. Vt. but has been for a few years past employed as successor to Elder Peter Clark in the first Free Baptist Church in Gilmanton. at Derry. No particular facts are possessed of other preachers in the Methodist connection. married Pamelia Hobart. son of Elisha Moody and grand-son of Capt. He was two years Preceptor at Montpelier Academy. 1844. Ms. P. and left in 1825. and was ordained pastor of the centre church July 12th. Fernald. where he entered College. which left him in a decline. Abel Glidden. and preached at Henniker. 1826. . married Sally Bean.. icho.. S. 1795. Israel Childs. 1844.. son of Dea. Andover. and Derry. Sept. 1843. Rev. Oct. William Blaisdell.3d. 24. 29lh. Notice of Elders Aaron and Hezekiah D. Thomas D. 1815. Ezra Ham. 1819. Rood. John Moody. Wilmington. April 28th. rough. and one year Tutor at MiddleHe entered the Theological Seminary at Andobury College. where he was He was on the circuit at Tuftonboborn about the year 1803. 3d. was born in Sunderland. he had a lung fever. Riifus Childs. 1819. Buzzell. daughter of Rev. 22d. Heman Rood.

220 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY 1830. 1835. 1832. son of Joseph Warner of Northampton.. 1844. Rev. 1794. 1835. said to have come to this country with their father. and closed tlie studies of the third year. In 1819. he received the appointment of Professor of Sacred Rhetoric in Gilmanton Theological Seminary. and travelled with his family to the South. 1843. 18th. and he suspended his pursuits for. which place lie now fills. where he continued his la- bors until Oct. Ct. 1823. daughter of his first wife. and Frances Gracia Merwin. His children are 3. was born Oct. Mary Jane. 1827. He gradand entered Sophomore at Williams College in 1813. September 9th. Henry Edward. and was installed in New Milford. then 21 years of age.. where Feb. and S. 10th.. Sept. in its early settlement. Mary H. His grand-father. and was installed at ^ledford Sept. C. He was inaugurated Professor in Gilmanton Theological Seminary. when he took a dismission from his Having returned in 1835. ing taken license to preach. Aaron Warner fitted for College principally in Northampton with an older brother. which office he held a little more than 8 years. and Aaron Edwards. April 21st^ 1830. 23ci. was the son of Mark Warner. and Anna Rob- . Rev. Prof. 29th. was ordained Evangelist in Salem. 1843. a periodical which he conducted two years. Stephen Moody. Rood has published an ordination sermon and several articles in the Biblical Journal. Mrs. and entered the TheologiAfter having pursued cal Seminary at Andover the same year. but spent a few months with Dr. 20. Esq. daughter of Stephen Moody. as city missionary. he visited New Hampshire. Prof. and resigned in November. one year. Their children are Susan Hooper. Nov. the greater part of which was spent in Northampton. he was appointed Professor of Rhetoric in. uated in 1816.. study two years in the Seminary. Daniel Warner. when he resigned. Justin Edwaids at his father's in Westhampton. Ms.. 1st. He returned to New England. Amherst College. Aaron fVarner. Ms. who was the fifth of nine sons. he spent some time in Charleston.. Mary Hardy of Haverhill. he returned again Havto the Seminary. 1835. his health required relaxation. In October. This office he accepted and continued to hold till November. Rood was married to Frances Susan Moody. people. 1824. and dismissed July 28tli.

1822. Rev. 1839. resided at Beyroot the greater part often years. 11th. was employed as an agent of the A. 1843. D. class of 1811. French. born Rev. and Smyrna.. following. the in Salisbury. four He was in the constant conversational use of the years more. whom his present wife. and Persian. and was from that time Instructor in Sacred Literature. C.C. 221 Burns of Gil- erts. John Vose. James. Ct. he in- structed Academies at Atkinson and Hampton two years. Isaac Bird was married to Ann Parker. taught an Academy one year in West Nottingham. M. William Cogswell. in He graduated at leaving Dartmouth College. William Cogswell of Atkinson. and one at New Haven. Malta.. to which department he was elected Professor July 9th. Md. Lebanon. Mary Elizabeth. and was inaugurated on the 11th of the same month. Italian and Arabic languages for 12 years. His children are William. and closed his theological course in 1820. in 1816. and has acquired a ready reading knowledge of the Syriac. Drs. Nov. Preceptor of in the Atkinson ^Academy. great grandfather of the Rev. and Caroline.. besides some acquaintance with the Turkish He returned to this country at the close of 1836. daughter of Capt. at Jerusalem. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1844. Isaac Bird. during which time he attended two courses of Medical Lectures. Webster of Hampton. June 19th. His preparatory studies were under the direction of the Hon. one at Boston.OF GILMANTON. 18. 1793. entered the Theological Seminary at Andover in the autumn of 1817. besides short residences in difierent villages in Mt. Ct. Spanish and German languages. 1838. was an Instructor in the Department of Theology in Gilmanton Seminary from September. Martha Jane. and the Rev. to December. children of manton. Isaac Bird graduated at Y. Mr. now Sophomore in Yale College. was born June 5th. son of Dr. 1844. Board. William Parker of Dunbarton. was employed for two years more as an agent for the Am. and sailed as a missionary to Syria in Dec. Rev. Rev. Isaac Bird. son of Isaac and grand-son of James. D. was Joseph Bird. Anne Greely he married Jan. B. Ann Emily. Dana of Newburyport and Worthe *19 . was one of the first Deacons of the church in Salisbury. Ct. After that Institution. for two years. 1787. He studied Theology with the Rev. F.

20th. when he was elected President of Gilmanton Theological Seminary. Their children are William Strong. in 1841. received his theological education at the Bangor Seminary. Cogswell was married to Joanna Strong. Cogswell was dismissed by the council which was convened on the 15tii of December. Dr. Rev. Letters to Young Men preparing for the Christian Ministry. Uth. Caroline Strong. Reports of the American Education Society. in the place of Rev. until he Dedham. of Theology and pist. to ordain his sucJan. 1828. Ms. Sept. connection with the Education Society. and.222 cester of Salem. Jonathan Strong. he resumed the charge of Gilmanton . who had resigned. Silas fitted for College at Tenney. and accepted the appointment at the College. he resigned his offices in April 26th. 23d. Theological Class Book. born June 6th. daughter of Rev. tor of the Education Society. June 27th.. having been elected Professor of History and National Education in Dartmouth College. son of Chester. Charles Tenney. he spent six months in travelling for the restoration of his health. several Sermons. 1840. when. ual Dr. He taught the Academy at Gilmanton in 1836. born April Uth. and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1835. and at Sanbornton in 1837. he was elected Secretary and a Direccessor. and also Professor of Christian Theology. born June 3d.. where he remained nearly three years. In this service he continued until April 14th. 1832. principally with the in last man. Nov. was born in Hampton Acade- my and Moore's Charity School. of Randolph. 1829. Mary Joanna. He accepted the appointment. 1815. . Dr. the autumn of 1841. 25th. Ms. and six months at Chester In in giving instruction in a private school. years. 1832. 1814. 1829. entered upon the discharge of the duties of the office. D. and was Tutor at Dartmouth College in 1840.. and of the Northern Academy of Arts and SciHe was also editor or asssociate editor of the American ences. Hanover. He was settled the ministry over the South named clergyChurch in There he remained nearly 14 was appointed General Agent of the American Education Society. Dr. Cornelius. 1818. D. Quarterly Register for nine years. Aug. BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY Ms. Catechism on the Doctrines and Duties of Religion. in that place. Cogswell is the author of various publications as ManPhilanthroChristian Devotions. 1841..

where he continued about ished his professional education of Pliny Merrick. in Boston. Mary Jane. 21. 10th. 7. True Kimball. 1829. Esq. His children were three daughters. he married Frances Coffin. was repeatedly the Moderator of the town meeting. 1793.. daughter of Josiah Parsons. Lawvters. 3d. he opened an office in Lower Dan- Gilmanton. married Nathan Crosby. and in the autumn of the same year. where he . and appointed Instructor in Sacred Rhetoric in Gilmanton Theological Seminary holding at the same time his office as Principal of the Academical Department. Esq. and a Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum throughout the State. . married Prof. and immediately entered upon the study of the Law in the office Brookfield. The eldest. Frances S. Dixi Crosby. Moody held the office of postmaster from the 16th of January. and fin- in the office and under the superintendence of the late Hon. 1841.. and died April 2 1st.. Academy. He was a to which office he was appointed May 22d. till the 4th of September. was a Trustee of Gilmanton Academy. On the 4th of January. he was ordained as an Evangelist. Ms. until his death. He grad. 1844. Rebecca M. of 18 months. 1823. 1835. and grand-daughter of Joseph Badger. Esq. and the third. was born Jan. 16. and fitted for College under the instruction of Rev. son of Caleb Moody of West Newbury. Ms. 1767. married Prof. Levi Lincoln of Worcester. Esq. 1842. Mr.. from Nov. Aug. About this time. Stephen Moody. 223 still remains as Principal. 1813.OF GILMANTON. 1804. April 6th.. Feb. minister of that place.. daughter of iel and grand-daughter of William Coffin of Newburyport. Parsons. and Treasurer of the funds. He was the first and for some time the only lawyer within the present limits of Belknap County. and some years the President of the Board. He was admitted to the Bar in the County of Suffolk. H. he united with the Centre Congregational Church. He was 15 years Solicitor for the County of Strafford. Ms. 1801. Justice of the Peace ten years from Nov. at Harvard College in 1790. the second.. 1797. he removed to the Centre Village. 18th. at the July term of the Court of Common Pleas. he was married to Emily P.. Rood. where he remained till his death.

and soon after came to Gilmanton. His father. and opened an office in Lower Gilmanton in 1801. Mr.224 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY John Ham. Portland. Thomas Cogswell. Nathan Crosby. June 6th. Esq. Ham died March 7th. afterwards went to Mexico. and died April 20th.. 1st.. at the Academy in South Berwick. and established himself in Newburyport in 1808. has been repeatedly Moderator of the town meeting. Esq.. 1728. son of Dr. and died at the Rapids of Red River.. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1794. Joseph. 30th. where he remained until his death. 1842. was born at Alfred. and for more than 30 years he was one of the Trustees of Gilmanton Academy. was Aid to Maj. 1814. Rebecca Story. returned. Bourne of Sanford. son of Hon. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1816. and immediately entered the office of William Symmes. Me. He was chosen Representative of the town. 20th. 1818. and died July 11th. Bricket. August. and four years Representative of the town in the GenHis wife. 1841. 1773. Asa Crosby. in in 1798. was born Sandwich. Brigham of HanoHis only ver. By his wife. Esq. Sarah Pratt of Maiden. he had 16 children. 1774. Esq. Nathaniel Cogsivell.. and was son of Rev. Benjamin Emerson. but followed agricultural son. graduated at D. 27th. George W. Esq. daughter married the Rev. John Emerson of Topsfield. 1813.. fitted for College pursuits in Alfred. March. 1808. Esq. Gen. Story of Marblehead. took the tour of Europe. 1774. was bom In Dover. where he He was admitted married Rebecca S. now Seamen's Chaplain in Portland. Isaac eral Court. the father of Benjamin. daughter of Rev. son of Dodrick Ham. Ms. 1837. Porter. June 9th. 1792. He married Wealthy C.. was born in Haverhill. Joseph Emerson. died Jan. Me. Feb. of Durham. 1845. and 1815. 19th. He fitted for College at Exeter Academy. C. Benjamin Emerson. 1813.. 12. graduated at Dartmouth College . was graduated at Harvard College in 1775. Esq. aged 40. Jan. by whom he had six children. from 1823 to 1830. was the youngest He never studied a profession. Dec. was Selectman 7 years.. where he continued one year. 1797. where he became a General in the Spanish Patriot Army. He was two years in the office of Ebenezer Smith. His wife died June 7th. and was admitted to the Bar in 1800. to the Bar in 1822. who was ordained Nov... commenced practice in 1805. Ms.

He Bank. and now pursues his profession in Exeter. Jan. Ira Allen Eastman.. removed to Gil1831. Ebenezer Eastman. son of Samuel Bell. Jr.. thence to Waltham. Quackenbush. 1809. Esq.. to the Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. is a native of Francestown. Gihnanton. He immediately commenced practice in Troy. was a native of Bristol. 1833. 1844.. of in 1829. and was chosen Clerk of the New Hampshire Senate. removed to Lowell. and is now pursuing his profession in Bath. Esq. of AlHe returned to Gilmanton in the spring bany. in Troy and Albany. He graduated at Bowdoin College in 1822. and thence to Concord. Ms. Nathaniel Upham of Rochester. in Arthur Livermore. and has practiced in his profession in NewChester. H. in 1835. was . Treasurer of Merrimack County. and Newburyport. of Dover. He read Law and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1829.OF GILMANTON. Ms. George Minot. late Governor of New Hampshire. manton Iron Works. read Law in the office of Stephen manton and Asa Freeman. and was admitted to practice in He had an office for a time at Bristol. where he now resides. Esq. 28th. 225 Moody. and was admitted in the city of New York. son of Judge Hon. Y. and immediately after being admitted to the Bar in 1825. He fitted for College principally at Gilmanton Academy. in May. He is at present engaged in the duties of the legal He married Rebecca Marquand profession in Lowell. and United States Pension Agent for New Hampshire.. of 1834. manton Iron Works. Sept. and is the President of the Granite Bank. He was admitted to the Bar in 1824. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1828.. married to Jane. during which period he resided in Boston.. and was He opened an office at Gilmanadmitted to practice in 1833. and was 1832. he opened an office at Gilmanton Iron Works.. Moody. Feb. Amesbury. graduated at Dartmouth College Arthur Eivermore. 20th. Ms. He was also for some time Secretary and Agent of the Massachusetts Temperance Society. Holderness. was elected Representative of Gilmanton in the State Lieut. He married Judith Upham. daughter of the late Hon. Esq. N. Esq. is at the present time Cashier of the Mechanic's Concord. Esq. daughter of John N. N.. of Gil- 1820. 1st. James Bell.. son of Stephen and grand-son of born in Gilmanton.

'2 last years. was George G. returned to Gilmanton Centre in 1844. 1839. son of Samuel Butterfield. 1844. and died Dec. Abraham and BenDr. 2d. and '38. and returned to Lowell again. when became immediately to Gilmanton Iron Works. read Law in the office of Judge Lovell. Lyford. years. and in March. he was chosen Representative to Congress for two years. and was admitted to the Bar in 1842. 1768. opened an oflice first at Lucas County.. '37. and was elected Assistant Clerk of the Senate. where he died in 1842. in June. In March. He removed to Gilmanton Oct. Dec. with his sons. 2dj he continued more or less until the age of 90 years. was for a time at Gilmanton Iron Works. 1841. was graduated Dartmouth College in 1839.. 2d. Aug. practiced JVIedicine without a rival and with great success for many years. and died in town. Fogg. with whom he lived about 40 She was born Aug. 15th. who with his Abraham were first settlers of East Kingston. of Andover. and resigned in July. Abraham afterwards moved to Gilmanton. he was re-elected for two years more. William Smith. and Sept.226 Legislature in BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY 1836. June. 1839. Dr.. commenced practice of 1835. Esq. and S. He was the first physician who settled in town. Esq. daughter of Finley W. married Rosamond. Esq. 1836. Law St. he Kingston. he was married to Betsey Bachelder. Robinson. was Speaker of the House the was appointed Register of Probate for Strafford Co. Esq. 3d. 1844.. 1744. C.. 5th. . removed to Lowell in 1842. he was appointed Circuit Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the State of New Hampshire. 1761. William Smith was born in East jamin. 1737. a native of Meredith. in Edward William Buiterfield. was admitted to practice in 1840. Esq. which Dec. When he was 20 years of age. at Physicians. O. daughter of Ebenezer Bachelder of East Kingston. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1836. 1807. Loe Livermore. at Lowell. then at Gilmanton Iron Works. 1845. was son of William Smith. and aged 63.. 26th. Benjamin Rowe of brother Kensington. and immediately entered upon the practice. born in GofFstown. commenced the study of IMedicine with Dr.

faith. Benjamin Weeks of Hampton Falls. and held firmly to the doctrines of grace. and had five children Andrew — : Wiggin. constant in his attendance on the ordinances of God's House winie his age and strength would allow. was a native of Stratham. son of John Hill. a nursing father to the Church. and continued a member 55 years. and conniienced his medical career in where Gilmanton in 1790. He commenced practice in Deerfield. He Dr. education in his native State. Smith was 24 years successively chosen town clerk. 16. in He received his professional Canterbury. aged 30 years. and charity. Oct. 1793. and removed to Gilmanton in the course of that year. As a Christian. Sept. and was for a long succession of years a very devoted member of the first Congregationwas al Church. He did much the early set- tlement of the town to promote education and improve the minds of the young. conscientious and upright in all his dealings. Nine of his eleven children survived him. always firm in his principles. He was married to were extensively sought. where. a man of conscience and a man of prayer. and Sarah. In his medical charges he was low. twins. Joseph Badger. He came to his grave in a good old age. was teacher in one of the schools of 1785. Obndiah Parish was born 1764. at the advanced age of 93 years and 6 months. 1778. and studied Medicine with Dr.OF GILMANTON. Tuftonboroutrh. his services . In his religious belief. 227 and for some time he was the only one in the vicinity nearer than In the early settlement of Alton. He died March 27th. and was himself a teacher of the schools. and to the poor he generally gave attendance gratis. Hannah Badger. 1775. and died of Typhus Fever. Wolfeborough. Jonathan. daughter of Hon. and an example of temperance. Concord.. Dr. 4. Dr. March 10th. he was often called to visit the sick at the distance of 30 miles. he was married to Mary Prescott by Rev. and the towns around Lake Winnipissiogee. New Durham. Jr. he was decidedly He was Calvinistic.. 1794. into which he was admitted May in 4th. He was Selectman 1781 2. Eliphalet Smith. Dec. active in settling the first minister. having no other guide to conduct him through the wilderness than spotted trees. and again in 1807. and was gathered like a shock of corn in its proper season. Ct. Jonathan Hill. Jonathan and Mary. 1830. 22d.

who became a clerk in the store of G^n. where he married a daughter of Thomas Piper. Gilmanton. and continued to practice there and in Loudon until 1801 when he left and moved to Vermont. May 20th. was born in MansAug. to the Gilmanton in 1790. and came to Gilmanton. Enoch. son of Capt. Prescott. In 1807. in to He illness married ElizaJr. He left two children. 31st. He received 1790. where he pursued his proFor about three years and a half fession more than 30 years. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1787. and commenced business.. Adam Williams. Solomon. but afterwards of Newburyport. Ms. He returned to Andover in 1824. of the schools.. Anthony Sherman commenced his profession in Loudon. where he died. 1815. daughter of Hon. Ct. Esq. being chosen on the resignation of Dudley Leavitt in 1806. he went into a decline. he came to Gilmanton. Simon Williams of Windham. where he died. beth Badger. he was town clerk. and died of Typhus Fever. and returned again to the vicinity of Portsmouth. soon after the death of Dr. 1791. and lives in Middlesex.228 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY lower part of Dr. Dr. aged 51. J. Dr. tice of his profession in Sanbornton. but did not long remain. and after practicing here for a short time. came into town from Rye. Y. Julia. Dr. 1798. the degree of A. His wife was Nancy Johnson of Hampstead. then of Hampstead. and thence to the State of New York. 1764. and afterwards married his daughter. Vermont. studied Medicine in Poughkeepsie. He was also one of the Examining Committee of the schools. and removed where he pursued the practice of his He was appointed Examining Committee until his last sickness.. who had four children. and entered upon the pracfield. Daniel Hoit of Sandwich. and returned to Loudon. and attended Medical Lectures in New York city. N. was born at Fogg's Manor. M. 1796. Bond. Simon Foster was a native of Andover. son ^of Rev. and surgeon of the regiment. Joseph Badger.. . after an the 14th of November.. Daniel Jacobs. He studied Medicine with Dr. where he died a few years since. N. profession very extensively. on Dr. where his wife originated. of 45 days. who married Brackett L. Abraham Silver came from Loudon . and Betsey. Parish.

taught At the age of school in Salem. Asa Crosby. Church in Northwood. five sons and five daughters. in the settlement of which he felt a deep interest. he continued to prac- two years.. 229 Dr. who was an officer in the Revolutionary Army. aged 63. with Dr. in 1811.. March 23d. Cheshire County. was born in His father. he would very willingly leave town. He came to Loudon in 1797. in At the age of 18. Ebenezer Rockwood of Wilton. settler. died in Milford. Dr. Hazeltine of Haverhill. to Cambridge. where he had ten children. and has published some elementary school books. He told them if they would pay him They expressed his bills. 1804. however. 18. March 8th. was a teacher in Boston.OF GILMANTON. where he remained 11 years. Their children were nine six sons ry Gile of Nottingham. then but 15 years old. while pursuing his studies at 1793. and at the age of 21 he commenced pracSome time in the course tice in Marlborough. Ms. in the 76th year of his age. Benjamin Kelly was born in Salem. an early Amherst. and to Gilmanton in 1801. he united with the Baptist and three daughters. he commenced the capacity of a waiter. His eldest son. and then commenced business in Northwood. July 15th. Kelly A. M. he commenced the study of Medicine with Dr. son of Capt. the study of Medicine after with tice whom. Ms. preparatory to studying Medicine. : Dr. At the age of 14. in In 1787. In 1793. which he was principally instrumental in He lived to see it greatly enlarged in the difforming in 1818. H. he married Ma1780. HallJ. He was a very active and useful member of the Baptist Church. at his leaving. and died with the language of praise upon his tongue. He next established himgreat regret. Josiah Crosby. as the custom then was in regard to all new citizens. Here he married Betsey.. and a Revolutionary officer. he accompanied his father. Amherst Academy. ferent revivals which it has enjoyed. 15th. Samuel Kelly. He married iVbigail Rus- 20 . Ms. His wife died April 10th. Oct. daughter of Judge Nathan Hoit. of the year. 1839. April 29tli. he was warned out of town. 1789. He became a fellow of the N. After practicing in Gilmanton about 15 years. now Milford. where he spent the remainder of his days. self in IMoultonborough. Asa Crosby. 1763. he gradually gave up the business. 1765. Medical Society. he completed his studies. and soon moved to Sandwich. and an extended description of the Oregon Territory.

in 1816. 1825 and 1830. Samuel Hidden's Church in Tamworth. in 1811. George Kittredgeof Epping. uniting with the Rev. Three of his sons are now in the profession of Medicine. 6. when he reto Boothbay. son of William Prescott. received the commission of a Justice of the Peace. Dec. Me. in March. D. and for a {e^^'^ years lived in GofFstown. a Senator. when he closed his business. April 12th. 1815. After thirty-one years practice. 29th. and not less than 30 students received a great part of their medical education under his instruction. was examined for and received his degree in 1815. 1826. 1806. 2d.. where he remained until 1832. his second wife. commenced practice at the Iron Works. he made a profession of religion. he removed to Gilmanton.. Me. One son is a lawyer. He commenced the study of Medicine with Dr. was born in Sanbornton. and was chosen one of its Deacons. In 1807. removed to (he Academy August following. D. Tuesday. and 1831. and for many years he was the principal operator in surgery for an extensive district of country. 1836. 1811. Merrill was received his medical education ticed a native of Brownfield. Oct. during which time he had a succession of medical students in his office. 1788. and one is a Professor of the Greek Language and Literature in Dartmouth College. and is now resi- Portland. JVilUam Prescott. where he continued a successful practice for 18 years. took up his residence in Hanover. Jan. He was a Representative in 1825. Dr. In 1813. and received the honorary degree of M. Thomas H. and two daughters married physicians. where he died. but in 1834. he was one of the eight individuals embodied into the new church in Sandwich. and were performed with much skill and success. He was 11 years successively chosen Representative from the town of Sandwich. C. in and his native State. and was appointed surgeon of the 10th regiment in 1S23. sell Dr. thence Gilmanton from 1814 to 1822. aged 70 years. He embraced Village in . His professional services were extensively sought. attended two full courses of lectures.230 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY of Hanover. 1827. 1813 and '14. by whom he had seven children. He prac- Medicine to in in moved dent Raymond. was an influential member of the New shire Medical Society. He discovered a remedy for the spotted fever. 1830.

Dr. Asa Crosby. of Gilmanton. preparatory wich. Diri Crosby. and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1823. 1820. Oct. which he continued until 1835. he had constantly in a course of instruction several medical students. 1816.. 231 religion in 1818. July 2d. D. 1827. Obadiah Parish. Dr. 1828. now a member of Dartmouth College.. studied Medicine with Dr. and was a lecturer at Gilmanton Theological Seminary. and was married in June. tures at M. daughwhere he now resides. '19. He married Mary Jane Moody. 1838. 1830. received his medical degree. 3d. 1843 and 1844. During his residence here and at Gilford. Dr.OF GILMANTON. Nathan C.. pursued preparatory studies at Gilmanton Academy. when he removed to Gilford. was born in Northfield. Tebbetts. and '20. he married Hannah M. 28. but is now established in Kensington. 1818. Esq. This appointment he accepted. August. he returned to his native town. son of Bradbury and grand-son of Henry Tibbetts. and received the degree of 1824. Otis French. August. . He married Cynthia. In November. Benjamin Stevens. Dr. 1800. N. 1825. a son and The son is a graduate at the Wesleyan University. son of Dr. He was Representative town of Gilmanton. only child of Ms. 1802. Jacob Williams.. H. came to Gilmanton Iron Works about the year J 816. '22. July 20.. and entered upon the practice at the Iron Works Village. where he still remains. Dr. 7th. Feb. and Oct. to reading Medicine. D. Asa Crosby. during the prevalence of the epidemic. 1822. where he was in practice for a time. to Irene Locke of Epsom. daughter. entered his father's office as a medical student. 1821. and "23. 1821 and 1822. was born in SandHe commenced his studies. His children are Albert Harrison. for the daughter of Capt. when he received his appointment as Professor of Surgery and Surgical Anatomy in the Medical School at Dartmouth College. attended medical lecHanover. studied Medicine with Dr. he removed to Lynn. Jan. a native of Sandwich. Ms. a native of Groton. 3d removed his family to Hanover. at Gilmanton Academy. William Prescott. by whom he had two children. 1827. In 1828. He commenced practice in Gilmanton. ter of Stephen Moody. where lie still resides. 1832. C. and Alpheus.

but soon moved to Northwood. He was practice of his profession in Gilmanton Centre Village. Nahum Wight was born in Gilead. He was in trade a few years. the Life Guard of Gen. Capt. 28th. and John. Oct. took the degree of M.232 with Dr. when he entered upon a course of theological study in the Seminary. 1804. D. 20. pursued his studies preparatory to the profession. he married Mary Ann. Dr. 1824. Moses Page married Sarah. Capt. of Moultonborough. Moses. Caleb Morse They moved to Concord. at which time he graduated as Doctor of In November of the same year. and a third course at Bowdoin Medical School in the spring of 1832. 1807. daughter of Dr. Moses Page. 1827. Prescott of Sandwich. he took the degree of M. Bethel. daughter of Major Ebenezer Eastman. where their son. Asa Crosby of Gilmanton. and anThe sons were all other a Mr. where he continued to practice until 1836. John C. 1828. and immediately conmienced practice in Gilmanton. Washington.. married to Mary Straw. 1826. attended his first course of lectures at Bowdoin Medical School in the spring of 1830. 1841. was married to Hannah. Mary. was Sandwich. graduated in 1839. and moved to Gilmanton Centre. 1832. BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY Muzzey at Hanover. February. and was Representative of the town in 1841 and 1842. where he remained until December. Drake of Tufton borough. He commenced the study of Medicine with Dr. Feb. and commenced practice in Gilford Village. in 1824 and 1825. when he established himself June 26th. and was ordained in Raymond. He 1825. he commenced the Medicine. ol Capt. May 4th. son in born studied Medicine with Dr. Another daughter married a Mr. D. Newfield. was selected for a particular attendant on his person. and finished with Dr. fine figure. his second course at Dartmouth Medical School in the fall of 1831. . John Grover. with three sons. Moses Page belonged to in the Revolutionary service. Nov. His grandfather moved from Epping to Moultonborough. Dr. 6. Enos Hoyt of Northfield in 1823. daughter of Gideon Straw. and being of a large. John Cummings Page. married Judge INathan Hoit. where he now resides. Me. Me. Having attended medical lectures at Hanover in 1826.. who was a Colonel in the Revolutionary Army.. daughter of Major Rufus Parish. at Centre Harbor. one of his daughters. William.

Levi G. Wight. 1843. Henry N. was in Lowell. 1843. 1833. Job Wilson in Franklin. Cyrus K. French. Boston Medical School. Morse of Moultonborough. 1845. D. Wilbur of Newburyport. now practicing at St. D. C. 1841. Dallas County. Berkshire Medical School. Woodstock Medical School. Osborn of Loudon. Henry A. Samuel P.. 1844. C. 1843. Copp. Philips. Andrew McFarland of Concord. Vt. Wight. afterwards at Cahawba. as physician and apothecary. now at Canterbury. menced collecting anatomical materials. Y. D. 1834. Ms. 1845. Weeks. and came to the Factory Village about 1830. viz. subsequently at Gilmanton for a time. now practicing in Machias. now practicing in Canaan. 1841. C. Sept. 1840. RufusK. 1843. 1840. 3d. Osborn and Moses C. son of Benjamin and grand-son of Isaac Morrill. 1842. The following gentlemen in the medical profession have studied with Dr. located at Barre. Woodstock Medical School. Chase of Bristol. Berkshire Medical School. now at Andover. 1840. Weymouth. who are now under his tuition. John O. graduated at D. and now located in Somersvvorth. Ms. and '43. Jones of Epping. Mack.. received the degree of M. now at South Merrimack. was born in Gihnanton.. 1840. Hill. aged 35. Ms.. settled in Hillsborough. studied Medicine with Dr. 1842. Peaslee. Dr. Joseph M.. George L. now located at Meredith Bridge. Ala.. viz. Dr. settled in Chesterfield. where he died July 3d. Lorrain T. C. Wight comGilmanton. D. settled at Bennington. C. D. 1844. The following physicians pursued only a part o( their course with Dr. French. D. and also Dixi Swett and William A. located at Alexandria. 1844. Joseph B. C.. Joseph Gould pursued his medical studies with Dr. Ira S. Pearl of Farmington.. Dr. C. D.OF GILMANTON. a native of Strafford. and has now in his possession many valuable preparations in both healthy and morbid anatomy. N. Kelly. In 1837. Butler H. located at Rochester. D. Jonathan G. Bowdoin. graduated at Berkshire Medical School. Johnsbury. 1809. Hervey B. attended medical lectures at Dartmouth Medical School. 1833 and '34. Dixi Crosby. William M. '42. Edward Gilman Morrill. 1836. *20 . !^33 He was Representative from the town of Me. C. July 11th. C.D. Parsons. where he now remains.

a Depings. by his first wife. when he resigned. married Judith. Nathaniel Cogswell. appointed Brigadier General. He was the first magistrate in the place. John Plumer. daughter of Col. 1797. 1780. making in all 31 children. served in the Militia in the capacHe was ity. Hannah. 1763. He was also a till May 13. In the early settlement of Gilmanton. which office he held until he removed from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Gen. In 1784. He also officiated in various offices in He was appointed Colonel of the tenth Regiment. In the time of the Revolution. and his commission as Justice of the Peace. was muster-master of the troops raised in this section of the State. Joseph Badger. Gen. Jan. 1784. Joseph Badger. a merchant of The last Haverhill. and Ebenezer Smith. 1740.234 biographical history Magistrates and other Citizens. Sheriff. Lieutenant. to administer the oaths of office and allegiHe was ance to the civil and military officers of the County. uty Sheriff for the County of Essex. . he was an active and efficient officer. in July. He was born at Haverhill. he received the commission of Justice of the Peace and Quorum throughout the State. the town. Badger.. which office he held . June 27. no individual was more distinguished than Gen. He was also a member of the Provincial Congress and a member of the Convention which adopted the Constitution. 1722 and was the eldest child of Joseph Badger. Before removing to this place. frequently a Selectman of the town and Moderator of its meetHe was also appointed at the age of twenty-three. he was commissioned in company with John Wentworth. and Captain. 1790. and the first 12 children. couple had 19 children. who was one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the town of Haverhill. while a youth. Gen. and Judge of Probate for Strafford County. and 1791. of the State Council in 1784. Gen. successively of Ensign. 6. a merchant in that place. General Badger married Hannah Pearson. member . July 10. January 31. Ms. daughter of his father's second wife by a former husband and at the same time. was renewed March 10. Badger lived in Haverhill and Bradford. and was employed in furnishing supplies for the arrny. Badger's only sister. The same year. Nathaniel Peaslee. 1 1. Dec. 1771. 1768. under Robert Hale.

cy was manifested in all his deportment. He not only provided for the education but he also of his own children by procuring private teachers . and dignified and circumspect in his manHis whole life was marked by wisdom. Having become the subject of Divine grace. Few live so long. 19th. Great consistenprudence. a counsellor His widow survived until Feb. light complexion. degree as she had both the pov/er and the inclination to relieve . her great-grand-children 95. he early appreciated the blessings of the Christian ministry. 235 in As a military man. and courageous and faithful in the performance of every trust. he publicly As he was professed religion. integrity. her grand-children 45. He died April 4th. which has been already such a blessing to the place and the vicinity. a generous supporter of the institutions of the gospel. and the discharge of duty was never to be neglected. ripe ripe as a Christian. so to his hospitable mansion the ministers of religion always found a most While the rich and great honored him. and fewer still have in so eminent age." sermon was strikingly characteristic of the man " And behold. Not content much in founding and erecting Gilmanton. poor held him in remembrance for his bounteous liberality. somewhat corpulent. firmness and benevolence.OF GILMANTON. took a schools the lively interest in for the early establishment of common the education of children generally. ners and conversation. ripe in and reputation. Her children were 12. He was one of the most generous contributors to its funds. rights were most sacred. in the 8"2d year of his age. expert as an officer. He was and fair in nearly six feet in stature. he did Academy in the President of the Board of Trust. General Badger was commanding his person. 1817. With him order was law. and in a full He came to the character " grave cometh in his season. the hearty welcome. 1803. when she departed this life aged 95. He was a uniform friend and supporter of the institutions of learning and religion." seph. until his death. there was a man named Joand he was a good man and a just. well skilled in the science of tactics. and was one of its Trustees and with such efforts merely. Instruct- ed from his childhood by pious parents in the principles of religion. like The text selected for his funeral : . and espoused the cause of Christ. and her great-great-grand-children 25. as a shock of corn in years.

and an uncle to John Taylor late in the office of Captain Governor of New Hampshire. and lived at Gutterson's to Mills till he became blind. the grave yard. and had 6 children when he moved into town. and was Capt. and commanded the company in which Gilman of Exeter. was out when Washington was Colonel. of Exeter. Sen. and died 1776. and lived and died near to Maj. John Gilman of Exeter. Two were born afterwards making in all 8 children. and was buried in funds. 28.236 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY happiness of her the distresses and to contribute to the creatures. May 6. and was entrusted with a portion of town business. moved to town in his old age.. Edward bought the Proprietors' Grist Mill. 1775.. 1734. 1801. and Abigail Thing. In Vt. Edward. His father. He held the French War. he married Joanthe Congregational Meeting House. . constable. Senator. and was born in Brentwood. by her first husband. 10. His brothers were Samuel. holder in the town. Antipas Gilman was chosen a Delegate Convention. fellow Col. daughter of Capt. Antipas Gilman was a son of Antipas Oilman of Brentwood. Ezekiel and Mary Gilman.. Jonathan and Benjamin. &. and active in building In 1755. and where his first wife was then buried. Parish's. aged 71. 1768. Brown. and a contributor to its He died Feb. He was one of the petitioners for a Charter for the Academy. J. and was early employed by the Proprietors in company with Gen. which he had laid out in 1773. Badger. and settled on the place owned and occupied by Capt. aged 40. Daniel Gilman born Oct. Antipas Gilman. near Mr.. of the first the town. for the Gilman family. and moved upon it in Nov.c. Howe's store. and had 2 children. na Gilman. whose maiden name was Gilman. He was a brother of Hon. Summershee Gilman was a son of Col. His wife died in He married for his second wife widow Sept.. in laying out the lots and running the boundary lines of He finally selected as his own lot No. He was the first Inngore. 1730. and Lydia Thing his wife. holden at Exeter. Nicholas Gilman. when he moved Walden. 2. being selectman. Calvin to the May. Mary Gilman of Exeter. to live with his children. 1773. Samuel married Hannah Tilton. Col. of the Camp Fever. He was a man of considerable enterprize.

yet firm and decided. 1776. young. 1745. the at the raising . and in procuring soldiers in the He died June 26. was born Oct. Feb. He^ was also a Selectman. Samuel had 8 children. it is he was offered 600 acres of land on the hill where Jeremiah He however declined the purchase. and served as Selectman He was also very active in building the in 1768. of devotion and was always in- and edifying. by had six dollars in his pocket. 237 Capt. His religious character was ful is held in grateIn his disposition he was uniformly kind and He was emphatically a pillar pleasant. present with their wives of which all the men in town were and as the number of men was insuffi- women stood at foot of the posts while the the broad side. now lives. one of the Committee of Safety. other important and useful stations in town. 20. watching all its interests.OF GILMANTON. was one of the original members of the church formed Nov. especially prominent. structive His conversation generally religious. Esq. Stephen Dudley. repaired but the road. When and at the same time attractive to the he died an important light went out in the church. and was chosen Deacon. for which. He soon erected a said. Wilson. 1786. He married Hannah. John ren. year. Congregational Meeting House. framed house. and John. Sa- rah Sibley. the cart on which bis furniture was carried was upset and all the crockery which they brought from Exeter. cient. ers for the first town meeting in 1766. In 1755.. which office he honorably filled until his death. and to this he afterwards settled. in his 52cl Revolutionary struggle. in the church. by whom he He came to Gilmanton with his sons. and in this respect he remembrance. 1774. a man prayer. daughter of John Sanborn. son of Stephen Dudley and Sarah Da1724. Moody was at that time a private. as his father had given him the farm on which Judge Cogswell Here he had put up a camp. He afterwards removed to the lot men raised now owned He was one of the petitionand occupied by Richard Rogers. and cleared some land in 1763. He then his family into whom he had 11 childtown. he m. He moved 1764. which had just been opened that year. 14. Dea. on the 10th of November. January. was broken. He was one of the petitioners for the first town meeting in 1766. but did not remove his family until 1764. and held vidson of Exeter. . was so rough that in going down Garrett Hill. 13th. and in 1781. a sisterof Littlefield Sibley. .

and 5 sisters.238 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTOKY The Sabbath following his death. Dec. aged 87. who the Rev. He was descended through Richard and John 2d. John. during the time of worship. Smith's ordination. Dudley. began to perform in the gallery it . the subject of this notice. " A7i(I devout men carried Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him. of rather hasty temper. and once arose and reproved a young man. for smiling in the . He was one of the five original Mr. 1730. and somewhat eccentric It is said of him. Bachelder. John 2d was the grand-father of Dea. But he was considered a very good man. 13th. Smith preached from Acts viii. Elisha and Daniel. son and grand-son of John 1st. here the five younger children in his family were born. 1754. and took his hat. however. he was moved into town with his family by Lieut. Nathan. Mr. Sanborn is represented as being a man of rigid puritanical character. His father's name was Benjamin. members of the church formed Nov. 1764. who married Dea. where On the 22d of November. his grandfather on his mother's side. Sanborn was one of the Committee to hire preaching. ren to mingle with the young people in evening parties. 1779. the It is also said that when the custom of deaconing first hymn was dispensed with. 2. James. and the house. accepted the office until Sept. married Mary Glidden. and under pretence of sending them early to bed. Sanborn was born July 16th. another married Bradstreet Gilman of Newmarket. Smith was employed. unawares to him. at the same time with Dea. would fix them off to the He prohibited tobacco chewing on the party. 1776. that he regarded by the aid of a blasphemy. and settled in Hampton. when Rev. 1811. Dea. Sabbath. which took place August 22. Neither of them. 1816. 26th. singing seats. at the time of Mr. and another Benjamin Weeks of Gilford. Ebenezer. four of his children were born. especially at meeting. who had 6 brothers. 30th. that he would forbid his childin his manner. 1684. John Sanborn was a descendant of John Sanborn. Hannah. Peter Folsom. and was chosen Deacon. another a Mead. and lived in Newmarket ten years. Feb. but that his wife would sotnetimes connive at his rules. who afterwards became a resident of Gilmanton and Dea. came over with Dea. and the choir abruptly left bass viol. by the name of Benjamin Moody.'' His wife died iMarcli 11. another a Pease. John. Stephen Dudley. the Rev. 2d. Mr. Dea.

viz. and was one of the original Trustees of the Academy. son of Nathaniel Cogswell and Judith Badger. his grand-sons. aged 74. 8th. Y. Thomas Cogswell. for the purpose of purchasing sacramental service for the use of the Church. was the second graduated at College from this town. he was also appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. Li September. C. his wife and chilHe was out during dren came to her father's in Gilmanton. 1746. 239 and though he suddenly took offence. 1770. 1813. children of his youngest son. who died Feb. Two other sons died in the Army. 24th... having been a resident in town nearly half a Two of century. Dec. with the rank of Colonel. He had eleven children. and Preceptor of Sanbornton Academy. the Church passed a vote of thanks for this generous donation. Sanborn. Hon. and was He served as ModSelectman. which office he held till his decease in 1810.OF GILMANTON. he At missary. and was a Lieutenant Y. rose to the rank of Colonel. and died Sept.. . soon engaged erator in transacting town business. A portion^ at the who graduated Army. A. He was married to Ruth Badger. N. Dyer H. the age of 24. M. in 1811. settled near to his wife's father's. 1806. and to consult him as to the kind of vessels he would wish to have purchased. Sanborn. he returned to Gilmanton. Joseph Badger of Gilmanton. and appointed a Committee to present him a copy of the resolve. was born in a in Haverhill. Sanborn. aged 61. during the last war. Thomas was killed in the battle at Chatteaugay. At the close of the war. where they had three children. and was subsequently appointed Comwas one family of 19 children. Judge Cogswell made a donation of 5^75 to the first Congregational Church. author of Sanborn's Grammar. 1812. 1804. nearly the whole war. 26th.. N. Ms. On the 5th of October. daughter of Gen. as and frequently Francis. and lived in Haverhill until the commencement of the Revolutionary War. Professor of Latin Language and Literature in Dartmouth College. 4th. David E. he would perhaps the next moment ask forgiveness. died at D. In 1784. His wife died April 15tli. Feb. He lived to the age of 82. 1812. and Edwin D. in Plattsburgh. Nathaniel. 4th. 1834. Judge Cogswell was twice a candidate for Representative to Congress. 26. one of whom. He entered the service as Captain. Oct. When he entered the Army. Aug. are favorably known in the literary world.

decent grave stones at his grave. Aug. and joined the church in Haverhill. daughter of Jacob Oilman. Elizabeth White. 1764. whose mother. Moody's wife and the mother of his children. who experienced religion at the age of 12. He died Sept. should be erected churcii. also died at Capt. and her son. William White. His mother being in a helpless state on account of a chronic rheumatism. Aug. and here she remained and died April 20. Evans. Moody was an active and useful citizen in the early settlement of the town. He was Selectman. Capt. aged 64 years. his camp took fire and burnt up all his provisions and some of his clothing and also his hat. er's family. at the age of 14.240 only. son of John Moody and Mary Oilman. aged 27. His father died while he was young. Moody's. died there. Captain of Militia and His house became a home for his fatha Revolutionary officer. 1785. Soon after his arrival. he removed her from Kingston on a crib. out of the money he gave to the and which had not been used. died April He married for his second wife the widow 28. Nov. 15. Mrs. Nov. 1801. aged 70 years. Capt. and commenced preparations for settlement. was a consistent Christian. that he was taken sick. 1793. and after making a supply of hasty pudding and bringing from his spring. aged 48. was born in Kingston. which he contrived to attach by long shafts to two horses. JoJm Moody. 1810. He married Abigail Swett. March 8th. 1813. After his decease. He was often heard to say that his loss was more severe at this time than when his large two story house and nearly all it contained were burnt in 1821. His widow. 1839. and moved into town. Moody's second wife . af1st. 27th. 1763. and he was brought up by Daniel Oilman his mother's brother. He came to Gilclearing his lot and making His nearest neighbor was then four miles distant on the South. He was obliged immediately to repair to Kingston for a new supply. 1739. 30th. 29. and on the North there was no settlement nearer than Canada. and died 16th of October. Capt. a pail of fresh water. It was in the autumn of this same year. of the BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY money was used. medicine or in manton 1763. aged 88 years and one month. Capt. nurse. 1804. a sister of Elisha Swett. Jan. he lay down in his camp and went through a course of fever without either physician. 3d. that a pair of large. the church voted. terwards an inhabitant of Oilmanton.

own raising. he was accompanied by a carpenter to frame his house. and roasted and When Mr. Bean being unable insisted upon his going home with him. and laid him upon the top of them. following a line of spotted trees on their way to Meredith. Gale of Kingston. In the winter of 1780. and to take but cold water.OT GILMANTON* 241 At the age of 83. he used to hold her upon the his knee. 3d range of upper 100 acres. aged 90. where Mrs. and was one of a family of 21 children. and haul her in a little cart. 15th. and was sick in his camp. 26th. 1821. passing a very social evening. She was his own cousin. was born in Brentwood. without hearing a human voice and when Judge Smith and another man passed near him one afternoon. up in the spring of 1767. where they had 12 children. son of Joshua Bean. 51. it turned out till it got by him so that the wind brought the scent towards the bear. Simeon Bean. Judge Smith returned from Meredith. apparently in search of the calf. Moody nursed him through his fever. and when she was a child. aged 75. and he brought three pecks of flax-seed upon his own shoulder from Brentwood. when it started upon the leap. Bean hooted at it as it ran. No. Capt. at the close of his day's in When Mr. Capt. to sit up. He came to Gilmanton in the summer of 1766. She now became She died Aug. Mr. March 30th. he married died Dec. bear came along in his path. 1829. 14th. 1768. with nothing Capt. Moody called to see him. Moody threw his bed blankets upon the horse. and he could hear it for nearly half a mile. 1768. and he said it startled him more than it would to have heard a bear. and not seeming intimidated. the brush breaking at every leap. Mr. which he kept upon the meadow. selected his lot. the widow of Dr. Bean came up 21 . Bean. Dec. 1743. aged 77. he heard them talking. Mr. he married Joanna Young of Exeter. and passed He then had potatoes of his the night with him in his camp. the daughter of Daniel Gilnian. Bean came ate them. who brought him up. In the summer of this year. he took a fever. a . 1826. and they raked oj)en the coals. he drove up a cow. and thus conveyed him to In bis house. the autumn. and cleared some land. as he went down to the meadow to milk. whose age was 73 years. One night. He was three weeks in the woods alone. 21. and immediately moved to Gilmanton. Moody died Sept. having the calf enclosed in a pen by the side of it. March. solace of his declining years.

was born in Bradford. Esq. Wilson was and was active and useful in promoting the settlement of the town. He was conveyed home upon an ox-sled. he fainted. March 16th. also a spirited officer in the Revolutionary service. and it was with still greater difficulty that he could mount the animal. Their children were eight sons. were all early settlers of the town. immediately after telling his misfortune. military ardor. And then the saddle was adjust in the mill. Gideon. Nov. in his 80th year. Joseph Badger. 1st. 1739.. Aug. and his sister Hannah.. Mrs! Wilson died March 12th. 1746. much to promote its civil and religious interests. 15. married Elizabeth Barber. and it healed and did even better than before. Ms. 1774. Mr. Capt.. tially trained. but about a year afterwards. Esq.'242 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY work in his saw mill. aged 80.. Hon. is the youngest. even before he could be taken from his horse. and held offices in the Militia for 30 years. with which he had rode a colt only par- It required great labor to obtain the saddle and upon the wild colt. Nathaniel Wilson. 1819. Oct. and moved into town the first week in March. He was a man of great 1766. His situation was precarious. He died Feb. He and was one of the five members organized into a Congregational church. at his own door. It was with great difficulty that he could extricate the broken limb. 1769. Bean's brothers Joshua. Humphrey Wilson of Exewas born June 24. an early settler of the town. son of of whom did Jeren)iah Wilson. and rode to the house of Joseph Young. He was joined in matrimony with Elizabeth Parsons. Badger is the first man of whose marriage in town there is any record. and John. 16th. daughter of Robert Barber. Revolutionary War he was prompt to duty. had the tnisfortune in shutting down the gate to have his leg broken by the water wheel. He was son of Hon. Mr.. and his limb set by a surgeon. so frightened by liis awkward appearance. 1762. who married Benjamin Mudgeit. daughter of Rev. aged 85. by whom he had six children. it ter. 1824. Jr. But these difficulties he overcame. 23d. and no help was near. it was unfortunately fractured again in the same place. and. and commanded a . 1819. Capt. Esq. William Parsons. Joseph Badger. passing In the from the rank of Captain to that of Brigadier General. It was now dressed and the bones confined in their proper place by Joseph Young. 30th. He died Sept.

son of Joseph Greely. He also obtained the act establishing the Courts Gilmanton. 7 of the upper 100 acres. influence. at the age of 83 years. He died Jan. and '87. 15th. 1809. which was afterwards sold for ^'4500. by selling building lots. and encouraging mechanics to settle. He took a leading part in obtaining the Charter for the Academy . his father moved to Brentwood. 1831. was a Trustee of the Academy. emy is located. on which the central and North-west part of the Village is built. and was Counsellor six years. He was engaged in town business at an early age. and through his influence. He originally owned lot No. he was married to Mary Leavitt. Samuel Greely. for many years a magistrate. Subsequently. and was on the detachment which escorted the vanquished Army After peace was restored. and also as town-house. He came to Gilmanton and commenced working.was one of the grantees. At the age of 6 years. he served in 1784. He was present at the capture of Burgoyne. under an act of Congress. aged 62. he was appointed a Commissioner to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling houses. June 12th. and erected his buildings and a saw mill. and arranged the hall of the Academy as courthouse. and they immediately moved into town. and respectability. first and ^500 towards finishing the court room. His widow survived until the 3d of May. at the age of 26. 1776. and superintended the erection of the first Acad- company building. Esq. after the Acad- . performed by Rev. of Daniel Leavitt of Brentwood. and the enumeration of slaves.on his land in 1771. he procured a grant of ture. having been chosen selectman when he was 32. and was the principal agent in obtaining subHe gave the land on which the Ac'adscriptions for the funds. and when no road was laid out within two miles of his farm. on Lake Champlain. July. and on which the Academy and Seminary buildings stand. then The ceremony was land for the Academy. He became a man of property. 243 at Mount Independence. '86 to Boston.OF GILMANTON. as selectman of the town.. In 1798. and repeatedly represented the town in the State LegislaWhile a Representative in 1809. when she died. when his nearest neighbor on the West was six miles distant. 1773. where by his efforts at first the town meetings were held. he represented the town in the State Legislature. in 1779. Nathaniel Trask. daughter in her 16th year. was born in Kings1747. 16. Sept. the Village was founded and increased. emy in ton.

He died June 14. he was drafted as Sergeant in Capt. at Monmouth. at Bunker's or Breed's Hill. 1775. he was taken prisoner at Quebec. Daniel Moor's company. 1777. John Stark's Regiment. Saratoga. 1775. 1835. at the storming of the city of Quebec. 7. in New Jersey . until July. at a town called Chemong. son of John Perkins of Epping> and grand-son of Abraham Perkins of Rye. 29. where he received a wound which he drew a small pension. Aug. engagement. New Jersey. received a Commission of Ensign in Capt.. his Revolution1775. 31. He was distinguished particularly for He enlisted in the Army May 1. son of Samuel Eastman. and Col. 1778.244 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY building was burned. then at Cambridge. and continued in the service of the United States from May 1st. in He was in the following battles. June 28. nearthesame place. two miles west of the Court House. near Boston. on the Detachment with Gen. 27th Lieut. tenant in Capt. 1st New Hampshire Regiment. 13. Moody Dustin's company in the same Regiment. 1777. was born in Epping in 1749. he received a Commission of LieuCilley. in his llth His wife died Aug. 1779. Aug. ary services. 1776. at the close of the War. drew a pension of $20 per month 1818. Sullivan to the Six Nations. Jan. as a Ser- geant in Capl. July 29. On the 2d of September. 1775. 1. Sept. Jason Wait's company. 1777. Perkins fell in with the Indians again and had a smart in moved from Epping toGilmanton from the 1794. 25th. 1775. for Oct. viz. when he was landed at Elizabelhtown Point. and of March. Henry Dearborn's company in the Detachment commanded by Benedict Arnold against Quebec. 19. Lieut. Jonathan Perkins. Army was disbanded at Newburgh. was bora . and was thus detained till the 24th of Sept. 1780. he but was not exchanged until June. 1779. 1777. until his death. Lieut. 1776. where the Indians lay in ambush. 1783. Dec. Joseph March 24th. the State of New June 17. where he was taken prisoner and lay in irons seven weeks. aged 78. near Boston. Ebenezer Eastman. near Stillwater. when the Amer- ican York. commanded by Col. 1824. emy year.

He died Oct. 27. taken before a Magistrate. aged 48. and signed a remonstrance to the test Act in 1776. and came to Gilmanton at the age of He joined the Baptist Church. The next week they visited Elder Randall of New Durban). and there founded the Free Will Church. and ordained him in the new denomination. 1754. His wife died Dec. Lieut. 1773. and moved to Gilmanton the same month. and seeking the Will of the Lord. — *2I . Aug. to Eld.. 15. that the Free Will system was all opened to his mind by the Spirit of God. 14 years Selectman. but refused to serve. 1780. Shepard for many years held meetings received of them. Tn the last year of his life. where they had a family of 11 children. He married Mary. was born in Epping. man. Nov. and with them spent a week locked up in the house owned by Esquire Piper in Loudon. aged 78. and on various Committees. and fined £45. daughter of Ebenezer Page. After which they mutually ordained each other. His religious character was somewhat noted. Being an active man and of good native mental powers. daughter of Stephen Butler. His second wife was Elizabeth Gilman of Exeter. 15. 1832. They were arrested. on Clough's hill. 1794. having bought his time. He claimed to be the originator of the Free Will denomination. commanded sence of his a company . months before any other person knew it that he then revealed it in March. and 16 years Moderator of the town meetings. He was very active in the Revolutionary enterprize. He was 3 years Representative. 245 in Kingston. and was the He first in the town to volunteer in the service of his country. who being a more public man afterwards had the reputation of being the originator of the scheme which he Mr. Selectenlist soldiers for the Army. Eastman was a man of a brave spirit. John Shepard. Esq. son of Joseph Shepard. fasting and praying. Edward Locke and Elder Tozar Lord. April 24. 10. 20. at the battle of Captain and through the Bunker Hill in the abwar he was prompt to He served as Constable. 1775. but they refused to pay. yet of tender sensibilities. June 14. His first wife was Betsey. he stated it as a solemn fact which he desired to have recorded in this History. 1746.OF GILMANTON. he began at the age of 35 to be promoted to office in the town. He and six others were drafted as soldiers of the Revolutionary Army in 1777.

and was the first Secretary. Samuel Greely. aged Samuel Shepard. aged 77. was caneight years. was one of the original Trustees of Gilmanton Academy. 29th. Gilmanton as a merchant about the year 1791. and died Aug. which was June As soon as he was old enough. a ruling elder in the Freewill church. where he died. William Parsons. didate for Register of Deeds for the County of Strafford. and married Nancy. John Odlin of Exeter. He married Sarah Giles. by whom he had six children. he was put out to a 20th. born Joseph Young. and drew a map according to an act of the Legislature. Dec. died seven months before Joseph's birth... was son of Joseph Young of Exeter. 1806. and a principal agent in erecting the Province Road meeting house. town at the age of ten years. 1844. aged 53. and 14 years By appointRepresentative of the town in the General Court. Feb. by whom he had six children. and was married to Anna Folsoin. He was two years se1785. 1759. BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY at his own house. 1795. was He came to this in South Hampton. Dec. Esq. Esq. Esq. Joseph Parsons. Jonathan Clark. and was brought up on a farm. 25lh. N. INov. He was selectman four years. ment of the town. he surveyed its boundaries in 1804. son of Rev. he rigain. 24th. Esq. 16th. At the age of 21 he came to Gilmanton^ trade in Kensington. Y. to aid Philip CarLate in life. four years moderator of the town meeting. 1781..246 on the Sabbath 90. came early to Gilmanton.. He died June 2. 1749. 1771. was for many was born April 11th. He maiTied Ruth Pearson of Amesbury. 20th. Feb. 1753. Feb. Aug. oldest son of Thomas Burns to of Milford. and served as an apprentice at the tanning and shoe business with his brother-in-law. by whom he had seven children. 11 years a selectman. 10th. which office he held for He was a merchant from 1800 till 1806. 1767. who Thomas Bums.. 19th. Esq. and had three children. moved to Chateauque. daughter of Col. son of Joseph Shepard. 22d. by Rev. 1836.. in making a map of the State. town clerk 1 1 years. He was nine years representative of Gilmanton. He came . was born in Epping. He was seven years a selectman of the town. in 1792. lectman.

Esq. Badger died Jan. Nathaniel Wilson.. both of whom died with consumption. C. He was Selectman. was for some years Secretary. born in Gihnanton. Greely was three years town clerk. 2.. by whom he had two children. 1779. Senator. at D. 30. He has been engaged in mercantile pursuits from his youth. Joseph Badger. but has latterly given himself to agricultural pursuits. Clarke. William Cogswell of Atkinson. born . candidate for the Senate and Council. 12th. Oct. was Hon. and a Trustee of Gilmanton Academy. John and Martha. of President and Vice President at three different times. w'nh the rank of Colonel. was a member of College. Jan. Sept. his wife was a daughter of Abraham Sanborn. 1803. Stephen S. Her children were Anne Maria. Colonel in the Militia. and President of the Senate. and Rev. Anna Norton.. son of Capt. Mr. was in Gilmanton. Bishop Norton of Newburyport. 14th. son of Col. 30th. son o( Hon. 1781. Representative.OF GILMANTON. born Stephen L. associate Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from 1816 to 1821. 1836. a grad. for ton Academy. at the lime of his death. 1810. was magistrate. who married William C. 1824. Esq. and two years Governor of this State. Jeremiah Wilson. John. and has been a liberal donor to He was also Aid-dethe funds of the Theological Seminary. 1831. May 1st. and has been a merchant He was married to in Gilmanton Centre Village since 1809. camp to Gov. was in Gilmanton. William Badger. and William. and grand-daughter of Daniel Sanborn. in which he is now extensively engaged. and He has been Elector for ten years High Sheriff of the County. Greely. May 17th. and a firm supporter of the interests of the 25 years one of the Trustees of Gilman^ Con- gregational Society in town. Mr. now settled at Newmarket. and is now President of the Board. 1814. 1810. Mr. He died Sept. 64. and married Martha. Representative. 1788. 13th. Jan. and has in various ways been engaged in business for the town. daughter of Rev.. Badger was successively moderator of the town meetings. He married Bowdoin Hannah P. Greely. He was also elected Trustee of Gilmanton Academy in 1804. 247 years a magistrate. Langdon. N. Samuel Greely. Wilson was for many years a merchant. Esq. daughter of Dr. and 1844. Isaac Smith. Mrs.. aged Jr. daughter of Dr. by whom he had Joseph.

son of Dr. Rev. He then returned to Gilmanton Academy. in Newburyport. Esq. and continued the In the autumn of 1821. 1770. Andrew Mack. of Gilmanton Academy two years. son of Hon. 13th. Ehenezer Price was a son of William Price and Sarah Sept. and four years Marshal of the District of New Hampshire. and was born . children are William Andrew. Selectman. 7... C. Esq. sentative. and was the first Giddings. where his parents resided previous to their coming to Gilmanton. He married Mary. in 1844. Maria Anna Jane. Graduates. Burns. In the autumn of 1831. Thomas Cogswell. where he took charge of the Academy. was three years Moderator of the town meetings. Jan. he rePreceptor nine years longer. was born in LonHe fitted for College at the Pinkerdonderry. where he now resides. C. in 1808. He married Maria L. town treasurer. daughter of Major Peaslee Badger. son of Andrew Mack. He fitted for College with Rev. to which he was admitted. He was Preceptor ton Academy. and chosen Senator. was He inarried Mary S. he was Preceptor of Hampton Academy one year. moved to Haverhill. also Deacon of the Centre CongregaHis tional Church. 1790. and Secretary of about 20 years. Badgborn in Gilmanton. Subsequently. and He is also Deacon of the Trustee of Gilmanton Academy. Jan.. He has been successively Justice of the Peace and Quorum. He er. BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY Representative the State Legislature. a and is now Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.. William Cogswell of Atwas born Dec. Ms. 1786.248 three years the Board. daughter of Thomas Burns. 1798. 1811. Reprekinson. at D. one year. magistrate. and grad. 1st. at the Iron church Works. 6th. and Tutor atD. in is now a magistrate. 1836. Feb. C. Hon. Isaac Smith. Trustee of Gilmanton Academy. and at D.. Deputy Sheriff. who graduated Burns. Thomas Burns. He is a and returned to Gilmanton. and Treasurer of the Board. Moderator of the town meetings. 1824. a Trustee of Gilmanton which office he has held Academy. April 9th. he left Haverhill Jan. four years Representative. 19th. Esq. Thomas Cogswell. of Plaistow. Pearson Cogsivell. Esq. 14. County Treasurer. daughter of James Noyes.

where he married a woman of considerable wealth and died Dec. C. Me. 28. Peter Folsom. at D. at D. 10. fitted for College at Exeter Academy. son of Jonathan Nelson. Folsom. wife was Lois Leverett of Windsor. whom His second he had sever- fitted for Stephen Bean. aged 70 John Nelson. 22. and He taught the Academy in Fishkill. years. College with Rev. C. Law Nathaniel Cogswell.. which occurred His first wife was Miss Brewin May.. 1. B. Amos Brewster of Hanover. Samuel Hidden of Tamworth. went into mercantile business in Boston. Esq. aged 60 years. and is now connected with an insurance office in Boscawen. Nov.. Y. 1772. sister to Col. graduated at D. 1804. N. 1842. ster. aged 76. 1798. manton Academies. Sept..OF GILMANTON.. Sept. where he continued about six years.. was born in ExeHis parents moved to Gilmanton the FebJan. graduated at D. He was graduated at D. 1802. [See page 224. H. C. and was the first Preceptor of Gilmanton Academy. to 1836. a ton. Esq. who received the honors of College. 1838. son of Lieut. 1794. 1797. studied with Ebenezer Smith. 4. and grad. A. 1802. and was ordained first minister of Belfast..] Peter L. and was admitted to the Bar in He immediately established himself in Haverhill. He married widow Mary Lawrence of Fishkill. Aug. 249 from the town of Gilmanton. grad. died Oct. aged 53. . was born in 1772. been Representative of the town. Vt. the Rev.. who died in GilmanMr. which office he held from 1797. 1796. of Durham. son of Joshua Bean. Isaac Smith. Folsom was a merchant. has where he still lives. was born March 27. Charles Marsh of Woodstock. in 1793. He fitted for College at the Exeter and Gilruary following. C. 1796. C. Dec. where he continued the practice until his death. the second Congregational Church in Boscawen. taught the Academy in Salisbury. completed his course in Boston.. After leaving College he studied Divinity with his hrother-in-law. He has resigned his Pastoral charge. 26. 1806. 1825. 1778. and was dismisHe was installed over sed at his own request. Esq. till 1804. N. He read Law one year with Hon. by al children. one year. Vt. He ter. 1839. magistrate and a Trustee of the Academy from 1812. Esq.

and afterwards went into mercantile business in Boston. came to Gilmanton at the age of 10 years. 1816. pracone year. 1795. and died at Plattsburgh. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. son of Dr. 1821. Profession of the Law for former charge in Gilmanton. ticed Law two years in Medway. Thomas Cogswell. Feb. C. of Boston. 1813. graduated at D. Y. .. Esq. a Geographical Description of the Oregon Territory. and is now settled in Sebasticook.. C. fitted for College partly at Gilmanton and partly at Salisbury Academies. C. daughter of Rev. in Hall J. the Church in Epsom. was born Oct.. where he remained till 1844. 1776. Smith and partly at Gilmanton Academy. one year. Francis P.. one year. Maine. Kelly. Woodman. He was admitted to the Bar in Boston. Esq.. In 1832. Elizabeth Juliette born March 12. N. 24. Joshua Bean. Smith. graduated at D. one year. and some children. supplied his father's resigned his pastoral charge. M. leaving a widow fitted for Aaron Bean. 1804. and 10 years in Ossipee. graduated at D. by whom he had one daughter. Sec. 1804. Oct. and with Augustus Peabody. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. Vt. 1838. Mr. of Dover.. one year in Kingston. and died April 4. December 8. son of Simeon Bean. in his 41st year. with Oliver Crosby. 14. Mr.. married a niece of his brother Stephen's wife. read Law with Jeremiah H. was born April 24. Francis Cogswell. 1811. Ezra Weld of Braintree. Ms. Esq.. 14. taught school in Boston and Philadelphia. and graduated at D. Benjamin Kelly. A. Rev. during the last war.. 5. brother of the above. 12. B. A. of Rochester. College partly with Rev. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. 1787.. is the author of Elementary School Books. was born Northwood. son of Rev. graduated at Middlebury College.250 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY B. beth Sophia. was ordained in Guildhall.. 1812. C. Sept. and subsequently in New York. 1819. was born Aug. was Lieutenant in the Army. 1790. he married ElizaH. where he died. A. Ms. was several years a teacher in Boston. became also a merchant in Boston. Smith left the the Ministry.. when he 1828. one year. son of Hon. Isaac Smith. 22. 1820. N. was born in 1779. A.

C. where he continued two years. for a time and finished his course He was admitted to practice and opened an in Philadelphia. four years. Esq. was born in Gilmanton. and graduated at H. Rufus Choate. fitted for College He taught at Exeter Academy. graduated at D. when he entered the office of Reuel Williams. Prof. 1832. the Charter of which he took an efficient part in procuring. son of Dea. 1804. an Institution which he was particularly instrumental in establishing. Hon. Asylum for the Insane. son of William Peaslee. took the tour of Europe. Cutler. H. Moor's Charity School 1827 and '28. from 1826 till 1829. at Concord. 1837. 1844 and '45. Aug. when he was appointed Professor of Latin and Greek Languages and Literature in Dartmouth College. He was Representative of the town office in Concord. Oct. France. and is also a Director of the Concord Rail Road Corporation.. 4th. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. from Nov. Esq. is in extensive business.. and now holds the office of Adjutant and Inspector General of the Militia of New Hampshire. 1834. Ge7i. 6. he married Abi G. 1831 to March. Alpheus Crosby was born in Sandwich. 1824. Esq. and likewise is a Director of the Mechanic's Bank. when his wife died in Paris. and in Cambridge. where he now resides. 1826. Professor of Greek Language and Literature. March 25. Andover. a member of the Theological Seminary. D. C. C. James He graduated at D. Gilmanton. Esq. Benjamin Page. College principally at Gilmanton and Phillips Exeter Academies. Esq. 13. which office he now fills. in J 829. 1802. 1810... Jonathan Curtis. daughter of Joseph Cutler. He married Mary Brayton of that place. Charles in Was born John Ham Williams Page. of Newburyport. He is the author of an extended and fitted for — . and in 1837. and was one year a member of the Law School He was admitted to the Bar in May. Feb. D.] Hazen Peaslee. [See page 224. was Preceptor of Marsh. J. though he was successively under the private tuition of Rev.OF GILMANTON. and was a Representative of the town in the Legislature of Massachusetts. an Academy in New Bedford. 251 Nathan Crosby. 1827. and Rev. Oct. 1833. Ms. practiced in New Bedford. read Law in the office of Stephen Moody. is a Trustee of the N. 27. Tutor in Dartmouth College 1828 1831.

Esq.. at D. Joseph Badger. Ms. Aug. Mr. and the duties of the office. D. with the rank of Colonel. Dec. and completed his theological course with the Rev. Eastman. He was installed at Annisquam. where he now resides. he was the second time invited to become a Tutor in Dartmouth College. [See page 225. Greely. read Law for a time in the office of S. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. Hubbard.] Prof. 1833. one year and a half. Andover. Meredith. D. Ms. graduated at D. son of David E. N. M. William Badger. Edwiji D..] Col. Ira A. Rev.. now introduced Dartmouth College. grad. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. March 14. [See page 218. 1840.252 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY popular Grammar of the Greek Language. 12. six months of which time. He studied Divinity one year in the Theological Seminary. and dismissed March 14. was a member of the Theological Seminary at Andover one year. 1^08. daughter of the late Hon. in the autumn of 1835. pursued Gilmanton Academy. May. 1817. Stephen S. He was ordained at Edgarton. 1841. entered upon After a residence at College of three months. from the Berk- . Ms. Oct. 1839. Lyford. which appointment he accepted. was born June 27th. he was a portion of each day an assistant in Phillips Academy. was born in Gilmanton. He married Sarah Bachelder of Dan vers. and Gilmanton Academy one year. and was Aid-de-Camp to Gov. into Hon. son of John French.. taught the Academy at Topsfield. 11th. studies preparatory to College at Samuel Prescott French. ton. July 6. C. 14. C. David Tilfon. 1838... A. Ms. he was married to Mary Ann Webster. At the close of the year. in 1832. Martha's Vineyard. Ms. C. 14th. Rev. he was appointed Professor of the Latin Language and Literature. received the degree of M. son of John Tilton. son of Hon. C. Cobb of Taunton. Sanborn. M. Ms. 1837. He is a magistrate. fitted for College at Munson Academy. Sanborn. graduated at D. at the age of 27.. 1836. Ezekiel Webster of Boscawen. He has studied no profession. but has given his attention principally to agricultural pursuits.. Gloucester. 1835. graduated at Yale College. and other Institutions. was born in Gilman1806.

A. in Northwood. son of John Caverly of Gilmanton. and died while teaching at Augusta. 1844. b. C. April He fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. John A. Valletta. grad. and pursuing a course of study in Gilmanton Theological Seminary. Thomas Burns Shepard. was Jan. C... was born Oct. and is employed as Preceptor of the Academy at Wolf borough. A. son of Prof. B. 1844. Rev. ard. and died some years since 22 . at his residence in that place.] Henry KirJce White Clarke. C. while in the business of teaching at Madison. 6th. Hon. 28th. and is now practice at South Frederick Smith. graduated at D. read Law in the office of Hon. and practiced at South Berwick. W.. William Andrew Mack. at D. Oct..OF GILMANTON. B. 1844. A. graduated at D. and commenced practice in Boscawen. Esq. son of Jonathan Clarke. in 1843. read Law in the office of Stephen Moody. Harper of Meredith. John was b. 29th. 1820. 1818. 1845. Sept. 2d. was born June 12. 253 in shire Medical School Merrimack. March 28. son of Timothy Smith. Feb. 1844. fitted for College at Gilmanton Academy. 1823. aged 26.. C. C. Timothy Copp. was b. graduated at D. 1824. 1820.. where he now resides. C.. 1820. Esq. William Burleigh. 1843. Esq. B. Feb. son of Rev. graduated at D.. was b. was born at Aug.. and is now a teacher in the City of Philadelphia. B. and is now assistant teacher in Gilmanton Academy. in 1844. C. B. and Stephen C. where he was elected Representative to Congress. A. 1844. son of Josiah Copp. son of John Burleigh. son of Dea. Ga. Forrar. Malta. Me. A. 1841. John Lee Caverly.. William H. Shep- William Bird. grad. and grad. Ga. John Gano Richardson. 1817. 27th.. 1S26. Isaac Bird. Mack. was born in Strafford. C. After several years he removed to Boston. and is now pursuing the study of Medicine. and died of a fever. son ofJeduthun Farrar. in 1829.. A. 3d. [See page 217. at D. B. and a native of Gilmanton. 25th. 1799. graduated at D. A. Esq. A. Lyford. B. at D. 17th.

son of Stephen Gale. C. 1844. William H. 1845. 1844. H. Sept. Rev. was dismissed in 1840.. grad. John W. afterwards editor of the N. 24th. Rev.254 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY John A. was April 1st. 4th. Dana and the Rev. He studied Divinity under the direction of the Rev. Law in part in and is now estabhshed in Somersworth. brother of the above. N. Dr. Esq. Mr. Hackett. where he now resides. 1st. son of Joseph Richardson. . He m. 24. Charles C. He married Olive. Burleigh. He has since been installed in South Merrimack. and was engaged for some time in the er's business of instruction at in New England and New Jersey. Esq. 1840. was a member of the Theological Seminary at Andover a year and a half. March . 1788. Au- After preaching about three years in Vermont.. Me. Feb. Gale. 15th. was ordained in Wilton. He was first in mercantile business in Gilmanton. was b. 1817. daughter of Samuel Tilton of Loudon. daughter of Thomas Burns. Andover. He then left the Institution. Ichabod Bartlett of Portsmouth. was b. Rev. 1800. H. read his office. Lou- 1841. Aug. Durgin pursued preparatory studies at the TeachSeminary. and commenced the practice in that place. and has since been installed in Deering. was b. at Gilmanton Theological Seminary. Dec. 1801 He received his preparatory education at Gilmanton Academy. and died near Skeneateles. to Sarah S.. gust. and is now a candi- date for settlement in the ministry. 1830.. isa Patten of Kingston. son of Allen Hackett.. Peaslee. 1830. Jan. Feb. Y. at the Theological Seminary. and subsequently a bookseller in Portsmouth. June 10th. Andover. and was m. 1st. Esq. Repository published at Concord. Ezra IS 10. read Law in the office of Hon. Gilmanton Theological Seminary. grad. He soon after went to Central New York.. 4th. son of Samuel Shepard. where he remained several years. was ordained at Windham. where he preached for a time. and grad. Eliza. He received his preparatory education at Gilmanton and Andover Phillips Academies. where he has been a very respectable and successful attorney. 1806. Smith. b. He m. he was ordained in Thornton. Dimmick of Newburyport. William P. was b. son of William Smith. Esq. July 25th. Shepard. William Richardson.

Ipswich. read Law in the office of Stephen Moody. and was chosen Representative to Congress in 1825. and died therein 1661. Moses. daughter of Peter Woodbury. GENEALOGICAL HISTORY. Thomas. Rev. . of Francestown. Thomas of Gilmanton. 1646. are descended from Henry Adams. The Adams Family. Esq. Legislature from General Court from Farmington in 1813. He had Thomas. Peter. Samuel. Jr. a grand-daughter of 1715. Anstriss B. of palsy.. William. 1650. and Samuel. Jonathan. by whom he had Henry. Senator in the State 1819 to 1824. twins. Thomas. and died May 26. a son of William. Deliverance. Jonathan Ross. who was b. 26th. Mary. Nov. 1626.. Bethia. 1782. Lucy. Hannah Bass. son of Lieut. who m. William removed to Ipswich.. 1st. Joseph of Newington. Nov. Chamberlin of Charlestown. Joseph m. in England. in 1630. Ezekiel. from whom President Adams descended. Jr. at H. and Rev. June 16th. by whom he had Deborah. England. Joseph. and Benjamin. descended. Hannah. and m. who m. and among several children had John. d. 1689. of Gilmanton. 1710. and settled in Braintree. 16. John C. Nehemiah Eastman. and one year in the office of Hon. 255 Hon. lived in C. was b. an Appleton of Buxton. Elizabeth Brown. 1783. b. m. m. where he now resides. who m. where he died. Joseph. Abigail. His children were Henry. The last two settled in New Ipswich.OP GILMANTON. Nathaniel. Ephraim. Sarah. and Edward. Ms. Ebenezer Eastman. Me. and from one of them Professor Adams of D. H.. pursued his preparatory studies at Gilmanton Academy. Jan. and Mary. N. was admitted and commenced practice in He ni. 24th. Joseph. 8th. Mary. Elizabeth. Oct. 1797. of dropsy. grad. b. 1696. Thomas. 1730. Ephraim Smith. and d. Thomas Ross of Gilmanton. ord. John and Bethia. Mr. Farmington in 1807. b. He had three sons. who came from Devonshire. William. Abigail Baxter. 1812. Peter. Samuel. Esq. The families of this name who live in Gilmanton. C. Eastman was Representative to the Oct. 4 years.. Joseph. 1762. Woodbury.

Nathaniel. and Moses.. 1742. Abiel Foster. 15th. m. Joseph Badger. Joseph Badger. 1734. and died July 17. b. for his second wife Hannah. Their children were William. Jan. Mr. Thomas. the widow of Ebenezer She was b. His son. June 30th. d. David. April 8th. and Judith. 3d. The Badger Family. he m. Mary. Ruth^ Peaslee. Jan. and Judith. Joseph. Ebenezer. Mary Hannah was b. Stephen. who d. April 26. . aged 62. and settled as an Episcopal minister in Providence. for his 2d wife. John Badger. 16th. Benjamin and Dorothy. d. Jr. 176S. July 29th. 1740. Dec. John Badger.. Anna. She was b. Only two of them lived to settle in life. Badger. George. Nathaniel. Nathaniel Peaslee. of small pox. by whom he had John. by ry. 1844. was a merchant in Haverhill. Moody. Feb. Rebecca. son of Joseph the merchant. Sarah. who wife. Ebenezer. ten Thomas. Sarah. He d. Nancy^ William. Mrs. Enoch moved to Gilmanton. in Sandown. Sept. 1643. 1669. Aus. and Peaslee. Pearson. By her 2d husband. May 9th. Joseph. Ma- John March 31st. Oct. Badger d. m.256 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY and afterwards William Price of Gihnanton. Allen. a daughter of Col. 1691. July 23d. Deacon of the Centre Church. Badger. Badger d. Thomas. 21st. He m. Jr. Ruth. whose maiden name was Moody. Deborah. Mehetable. 31st. are descendants of Giles Badger. Nov. Mrs. Gen. 10th. b. she had three. James. and Samuel.. Mr. and Lydia. 1702. 1735. whom he had Stephen. James. m. 1665. Hannah^ Mehetable. Hannah Swett. 1760. Joseph. Feb. The families of this name in Gilman- ton. Hannah. Hannah. and Nathaniel. Hannah Pearson. of the same disease. Rev. Elizabeth. and had by her first husband six children. Judith. 1647. 11th. b. by infant. William. an John. Mary. Badger d. and Sarah. May 6. Porter. 1691. 5. 1722. Elizabeth. daughters and two sons. 1722. Ruth. R. Daniel. 1643. Abigail. Moses. Jan. Hannah. 1671. 23d. 1698. Rebecca Brown. and his wife soon after. 1724. Moses m. 1st. Joseph. his first Elizabeth. b. m. and Lydia. April 7. in all. a merchant in Newbury. settled in Ms. I. by whom he had seven children. 1763. a daughter of Judge Saltonstall. b. and had Hannah. and d. and had John. b. b. Joseph. and d. son of John. Enoch. Smith. and Samuel. 1783.. Nathaniel. and m. Jan. had John. James. viz. Newbury. twins. 1757.

who m. and was the first settler of Gilmanton. Aug. Hannah P. Mr. and settled in Exeter.. C. 3d. who m. who m. and Hiram. Joseph. Hannah. Jr. Simeon Bean. Aug. descended from John Bean. 1786. who m. Peaslee. Mrs. twins. who came from Scotland. B. B. and had Ebenezer. Sarah. he ni. son of Joshua. a girl who accompanied them from Ireland. Joseph. and had Joshua. Simeon. who m. Stephen. 257 Jr. 1746. Jeremy. son of John. Josiah Parsons. April 20. *22 . Hannah Leavitt. and d. Joshua Bean. Sept.. Oct. 8th. 1666. Deborah. before 1660. b. had Mary. m.. and had Sarah. 13. William Badger m. Martha Smith. b. William. m. Abigail. and had John and Martha. Anna. The Bean Family. About 1780... Simeon. a graduate of D. and had Joseph and William. Bean came to Gilmanton. John. son of Gen. Lydia Brown and by her. Peter. b. Daniel. May 18. James. He afterwards m. and Aaron. m. Joseph. Dr. Sarah Weeks. EHzabeth. Judith. Thomas and Ruth. Isaac. Dr. Hannah. Jeremiah. After her death. Joshua. Polly. Gideon and Anna. Joshua Bean. ]Mehitable. Levi. Mr. April 22d. Mary. Lydia. John. Margaret. Bean then died. b. son of Joshua. C. Nathaniel. and Elizabeth. Caleb. Elizabeth 1766. Benjamin Mudgett. Mary Bean a cousin. Oct. A. The families of the name of Bean in Gilmanton. Smith. Sarah. Joseph. Lydia Kelly of Lee. 1st. and had Joseph. Joshua. a graduate at D. Ruth. Bean m. by whom he had Hannah. A. His wife died on the passage and he m. Johji. 1746. a Magistrate. 23d. Abigail Fowler. June Joseph Badger. came to Gilmanton. m. Jr. m. and had Joseph. Selectman and Representative. Elijah. Esther. and died in town. Daniel. Sarah. and two died young. Elizabeth. Rev. 1789. 1675. for a second wife. Esq. Joseph Badger. 1763. Jonathan. 1668. m.. and had Hannah. 1661. Sarah. He removed early to Maine. lived in Brentwood. Cogswell. Hon. 14. Hannah. John Bean. Obadiah Parish. Joanna Young. b. His wife died Mar. Hannali Robertson. Joshua Pulsifer. Dec. Ruth. Elizabeth. and had a large family among whom was Asa. 4. Daniel Jacobs. Rufus Parish. 21. Hon. m. Peaslee Badger. Nathaniel. son of Hon. Parish. 15. b. Parsons. Miriam. 1780. Samuel. David b. and Hon. and Ebenezer. and there died. who m. 1754. by whom he had John.OF GILMANTON. Sally.

The Cogswell Family. who m. July 29. Thomas Burns. daughter of Col. Betsey. Mary. b. A. 1749. The only family of the name In Gilmandescended from John Burns of Amherst. Charlotte Amanda. C. who m. m. aged The Burns Family. Thomas. Hannah. that of The first family of this connection in John Cogswell. Jude Bean. Robert Burns of Hebron. Samuel who lived on the paternal farm in Milford. Olcott. A. March 21. who died. Prof. June 17. Burns died in 1835. who m. David. Thomas Burns. grad. and John Henry. Frances A. Shepard. 1750. J. 1777. McKenzie. Sally.258 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY Gideon Bean b. wid. and has one son Thomas Burns. who lived in Newmarket. who m. Francis. June 1. 1742. Hon. Samuel. James. a merchant in New York. at D. S. Judge Samuel Burns of Rumney. Susanna Durgin. Lucy. Warner. John. Dec. twins. Esq. and had Gideon b. of Gilmanton. Samuel A. Stephen called Farmer Bean. who m. and has one son Edward Burns b. all settled in town. and had John and Betsey twins. son of Judge Samuel of Rumney. had Ruth. 1742. who was b. m. W. ton. son of Jolm of Newmarket. who m. 93. Peter Flint of Reading. and lives in Illinois. Mary. and had Durrell. Samuel. Anna Harper. are sons of John and grand-sons of John of Milford. and whose sons. June 3. David Bean. had a son John. 1752. b. Jonathan Clark. who arrived in . and lives in Hallowell. b. and William and Scribner. Nancy Greely and had Mariah Leavitt. now Milford. Esq. a Burns. 1823. Joseph and Samuel K. C. 1829. and Joseph. Edward R. 14. and William Burns. Nathan. White grad. 16. who m. John and some other children. m. Ms. 1743. Betsey Greely. at Y. b. whose son Addison H. Anne Greely. m. Mack. Ebenezer. Elizabeth Harkness. Jude. David. Representative to Congress. who m. Aug. son of John of Milford. John Burns had Thomas. Dea. and Thomas. studied Law and is now in Charleston. Jeremy Bean. b. Greely. Rev. Asa. who m. son of the first John. Mrs. son of John of Newmarket. and Benjamin. Samuel 2d. Oct. April 3. Margaret Furnald Folsom. 1826. 9. Burns. Anna.Moses. 1745. 1831. Robert White of Peterborough. m. a merchant was London. C. Eliza. Me. Ruth.

b. John^ Edward. John Cogswell. May 15th. Hannah Pearson. Hannah. Jona- Adam. Margery. 1786.. 1669. by his wife Hannah. and Sarah. The Clifford Family. on the 12th of June. Aug. b. Hon. country In the ship Angel Gabriel. Hon. Julia. Thomas. Ebenezer. Dr. who was b. Nathaniel Peaslee. in ..OF GILMANTON. Susanna. Jeremiah. and had William. 1769. 1650. b. Hon. aged 59. soon after her birth. 8th. Hon. 4lh. who m. Sarah. b. and had Judith. 29. Mary who m. Feb. Dr. 15. Nathaniel. 259 this tled in Ipswich. 1746. a daughter that d. a daughter d. was a merchant in Haverhill. b. Elizabeth. Judith Badger. Elizabeth. Upham of Bowdoin College. Cogswell d. Hon. 1783. than. Nathaniel. who lived In Gilmanton. Joseph Badger. aged 70. Judith 2d. Nathaniel Cogswell. July 11th. By his wife Elizabeth. 1st. son of Nathaniel of Haverhill. Thomas. Dr. Joseph 3d. George and John. and had Nathaniel. Abigail. 2d. Mary. 19th. William. Amos of Micajah Osborn and had 11 children. 1676. son of Nathaniel of H. Mehetable Clement. above named. 1750. Jeremiah. and Sarah. Sept. Rev. 1635. son of John.. 31st. Joseph Clifford b. daughter of Joseph Badger. 1831. William. Jonathan Searle of Mason. Susanna. Nathaniel. Hannah. 1739. son of Nathaniel of H. was m.. and setMs. D. and Rebecca. Nathaniel Upham of Rochester. 1760. Bethia. He about the year 1700. Jan. He died April 20. John. Jeremiah Cogswell. She died June 8th. M. had Wllllara. without name.. he had WIFliara. who was the father of Prof. Jeremiah. Dover. and Alfred. A. who m. Pearson. Dr.. in Atkinson. aged 82. Sarah. m. Hannah. Joseph 4th. Judith Badger of Gilmanton. and Francis. Thomas Cogswell. Sept. 1743. Mehetable. Mr. Moses. Francis. Jan. 1802.. Frederick. b. 1829. She died June 2d. Aug. 1619. and Judge Upham of this State. and Joseph. had William. son of William. aged 76. 1766. moved to Gilmanton. 14. son of John Cogswell. and had Nathaniel. and m. 1746. B. merchant. Judith. b. b. July 22d. Lieut. lived In Gilmanton. Rev. Francis. Ms. John. aged 58. lived In Atkinson. He died Jan. William Cogswell. m. m. d. Esq. William Cogswell. A. July 12th. John. 1751. D. Ruth Badger. Hester. 1707. Thomas. who all died young. He died about 1710. Joseph. He died Nov. who lived in Gilmanton. 1766. Judith. Francis. Nathaniel. March 23. Judith. Joseph.

son of and had Judith. an Edgerly. m. . daughter of Joseph Smith of Brentwood. Currier.260 Kingston. Feb. a Lawyer and Privy Counsellor to Henry VII. Kezia. His widow m. 17. North Hampton. by whom in 1564. Currier d. Charles. ants of The families of this name are descend- Gov. land. 1744. 1794. Enoch. 1630. moved to Gilmanton. Sally Swett of Loudon. in 1675. Joseph. Elder Peter. and Speaker of the House of Commons. where he had Jeremiah. he was made Baron of Denbigh and Earl of Leicester. 31. 1773. July 4. England. Sir Robert Dudley. 1762. from Edward Dudley. Sarah and Dea. sent him to the scaffold.. was beheaded by order of Queen Mary. Feb. 1746. They moved to Gilmanton. Henry VIII. Ms. as successor of Edward VIH. 25th. Aug. who married Mary French of Loudon. and moved to Gilmanton. Lady Jane Grey. 1789. who was b. William Currier. and is now a Representative of the town. May 18. who m. Jan. 1776. Judith Chase and lived in Amesbury. 1554. The Clark Family. John Moody. when Charles was young. Jan.1652. wife of Lord Guilford Dudley to the throne. by Rev. at 1588. m. Mary. was a favorite of Elizabeth. b. William. m. Lydia. a sisCapt. Elizabeth. be a grand-son of Sir Robert. came to Gilmanton and d. Benjamin. Thomas and six daughters. as Deputy Governor and was made Governor in 1645^ and died July 31. Sargeant. Joseph. Mary. made Duke of Northumberland. Catharine. in the decline of life. to Lydia. m. Mr. ter of GENEALOGICAL HISTORY Amos Tappan. 3. Samuel. Earl of Warwick. Charles William. Dorothy. died said to in Gov. David. Elizabeth. and in 155]. while aiding his daughter-in-law. Catharine. Oilman. 1771. The Currier Family. Lois. The Dudley Family. Elizabeth. lived in Epping. Peace and Joseph 2d. Thomas Dudley. came to Massachusetts. where he had William. 23. b. Lydia. who was bom March 30. son of Henry of GreenMary Folsom. Hannah and Sally. Anna. Jeremiah. and had Mary. son of William who came to Salisbury. b. Samuel Clark. Anna. Charles. son of Edward. 1505. Thomas Dudley. b. Aug. John Dudley. son of the Duke. Thomas Fellows. 23. 1575. aged 88. Rachel. Anna. at her son's. and through him if tradition be correct.

Mary. John.. Ruth. Jr. Abigail. and Nicholas Gilman. m. 24th. 1775. and had Willoughby. aged 77. (a teacher in Boston. 15th. b. Sarah Clough. William. M. b. 1788. b. and at whose grave in the Mount Auburn cemetery his pupils in 1833 erected a monument.in 1789. John. and moved to Sanbornton in 1768. Olive Kimball. Samuel. son of Rev. William Durgin. Oct. Dorothy. Daniel and Stephen in Alton. m. Stephen. son of Dea. William. m. Daniel. Oct. 15th. He had Sarah. March 9th. Biley. Joseph. 19th. 1771. is . Sept. son of Dea. March 8. Francis. Edward Hilton. Rebecca and Elizabeth. Elizabeth Morrison. 1764. and had Hannah. Stephen. The first of the name in this genealogy. He m. son of Stephen above. 261 Rev. Elizabeth. 1776. 14th. and had Samuel. A. April 20th. daughter of Gov. Samuel Dudley. who m. Timothy. 1724. Clement.. 1767. Samuel. 1750. 1748. m. Sept. Hannah Sanborn. Tabitha and Jacob. and Alvah. his wife Hannah in Epping. Elijah. Samuel. 1724. 1683. He m. Joanna and Abigail. Anne. Dec. son of Dea. 10th. son of William. Nicholas settled in Barnstead. and had Nicholas. Peter Dudley. Sarah. Sarah and Peter. Anne. Sarah. 1788. John Dudley. 1771. and had Samuel and Abel. 16th. James. b. b. Stephen Dudley. and d. b. and had Samuel. 1684. daughter of Benjamin Sanborn.. Nov.. Margaret. HanHe d. Sarah. Nicholas. Mrs. Davison.OP GILMANTON. son of Gov. Agnes. 1650. John. John Gilman. and had John H. Samuel G. Sarah Davison. 14th. John. and d. aged 72. Feb. Stephen Dudley. 1751. for his 2d wife the widow Hannah Clement. James. Hannah. moved to Gilmanton in 1764. Susan Lougee. Nov. Stephen. Hannah. 1784. Joanna. James Durgin. m. Trueworthy and Joseph. 1747. Mehetable. daughter of John Kimball of Exeter. Stephen. 3d. Aug. m. Susan. Mary. Nathaniel and Mary Light. Thomas. Winthrop. Abigail. b. b. Jr. Peter. 1717. April 10th. Aug. and had Anna. Anna. daughter of Hon. m. John. James. Stephen. Stephen. 5th. Theophilus. 7th. Tlie Durgin Family. and had Thomas. son of Stephen above. nah. m. Abigail.) Joanna and Mary L. William b. Winthrop. Dea. Sept. Mary. Stephen Dudley. Stephen. Sarah. Samuel Dudley. m. settled in Exeter. Durgin d.

H. Eastman then died. and by his wife Sarah. 1657. 21. Ebenezer. 16. Hannah. and John. Eastman moved to Timothy. Sally. m. April 24.. daughter of Dea. whose sons Peter Peter m. Nov. Ebenezer. Winslow Page. Miss Brown of Kingston. . Samuel. Polly. Sarah. m. Lieut. 1746. Elizabeth. Susanna and Elizabeth. b. Sarah. son of Lieut. 1777. 1725. moved to Gilmanton April 16th. Sarah Clough Nov. 1807. the youngest son of Roger. b. Mary The Folsom Family. His wife died March 11. William Pitt and Adeline Rosina. 1697. Catharine. Benjamin. and had Abigail. b. had Nabefore 1640. 1695. and had Wealthy C. HISTORY Huldah Sanborn Dec. Joseph. Elizabeth. and Mary Ann. son of Samuel. Samuel Eastman. Ebenezer. m. He was b. and had Ebenezer. William Butler. 25th. Dolly and William B. Samuel. and had Samuel. B. Jr. Deborah. 1778. Mary Ann. Dorothy Kimball. about 1680. John Gilman. are descended from John Folsom. Ann. Elizabeth.. Kingston. Samuel Eastman. aged 83. Edward and Benjamin. Stephen. of Kingston. Shuah. Thomas. where he died Feb.. daughter of Col. Ebenezer. Henry Franklin and Artemas Stephen. 1803. m. in Exeter. The first of this name in the present genealogy was Roger Eastman. Maj. March 12. Philip. Ebenezer. James. Peter. m. 1804. The Eastman Family. Capt. Mr. 12. Nov. Arthur Mack. Charles Currier. 15. Anna and Henry Jackson. Sept. and had Shuah. 1611. Samuel Greely. 1728. 7. March 17. Nehemiah. son of Lieut. His second wife Shuah died Aug. Thomas. and had James W. Butler. and had John. 20. who settled in Salisbury. thaniel. Mary. 1780. son of the preceding. He died Dec. 1694. b. Ms. Joseph. and had Ruth. 5. Timothy. Stephen Eastman. The families of this name who live in Gilmanton. Ebenezer. b. Subsequently he m. Mrs. Esq. Catharine. 27. Charlotte A. Ebenezer Eastman. son of Lieut. 1726. Ira Allen. daughter of Hon. Ebenezer and Nehemiah. 3.262 GENEALOGICAL. Jr. Elizabeth Severance in 1686. Jan. Samuel and Ruth. and had Ira Allen. m. Samuel Eastman. 1773. b. William. Jan. Ezekiel. were b.

whose sister Abraham married* was their cousin. Josiah. lived in Gilmanton. Polly. brother of the preceding. William Peaslee. Smith. Dolly. and had Ruth. 1792. where he died Aug. Feb. lived in Newmarket. son of John. Betsey. Love Leavitt. James and Lydia. Mary. John. Peter Folsom d. Josiah Folsom. Eight of these ten children Nicholas. 1725. 1st. in Exeter were John. Hannah. Catharine m. who was a daughter of Jeremiah Eastman. 1752. Jonathan. son of the above.OF GILMANTON. Lieut. Samuel. 1685. and others. John and Deborah. a daughter of Jonathan of Exeter. and had Nicholas.. A. Wadleigh. Nathaniel. and d. m. James. Jonathan. in 1755. 1722. Dudley. April 29. Sarah Dudley. Peter Folsom. m. Gen. Joseph Young. 1726. Nathaniel French. Mary. Edward Folsom. Samuel and Nathaniel. Benjamin. Peter. Dorothy Leavitt. July 27th. Abraham Folsom lived in Epping. Jonathan. lived in Gilmanton. Sept. d. Thomas. Josiah. Elizabeth m. 263 Peter. and had Peter. aged 97. Nancy. who m. Peter b. b. 5th. Peter. his Her brothers wife. he had James and Lawrence. Peter Folsom. 25th. June 24. b. Peter. 1750. 1791. and lived and died in Gilmanton. M. Polly. Oct. m. Nancy m. b. and all lived in Gilmanton. Betsey Calef. his son. and by a second wife. JoMr. Hannah Morrison. March 7th. Aug. 1832. m. Esq. who was b. 1718. May 17th. sister of the preceding. Elizabeth Bean. Nicholas Folsom. Martha. son of William of Newmarket. 7th. His wife d. 2d. Jan. 1754. Samuel Clark. July 27. Mary Folsom. b. m. and had Jemima. 1815. John Folsom of Exeter. and had Jemima. Jonathan. moved to Gilmanton. Dudley. 1755. b. lived in Gilmanton. Nathaniel also m. 1832. b. m. James. Jonathan Perkins. 1710. Abraham and others. and had Mary. Nathaniel. Benjamin. Elizabeth. m. Samuel and Martha. Lieut. b. daughter of Josiah Folsom of Exeter. m. John. Jemima Folsom. Joseph.. Jeremiah. Peter L. who came to this . and had Peter. Trueworthy and Josiah.. Catharine. a Miss James. widow Martha Gould. The French Family. late in life moved to Gilmanton. Col. who lived in Gilmanton. aged 70. Lydia. and had two sons» Abraham and John Folsom. Mary. daughter of Joseph. son of Peter and Catharine Oilman. Lydia. Folsom died siah.

Rebecca and Hen- Ezekiel French. and had Charles Stuart. Joseph Andrew. who lives in Gilmanton. lived in East Kingston.264 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY country and settled in Salisbury. Samuel B. 1812. Mary Dow Nov. Ms. m. May 29. March. Abigail Godfrey. His wife d. aged 80. Dea. Hannah Ordway. ry Jewell. b. His brother Jeduthun. Oct. 1753. and Benjamin. Feb. whom. French d. Hannah. moved into town at an early date. and had Joseph. Deborah. French. Henry. Frances Rebecca and Sarah Lucretia. Dec. Mary Ann. Esq. and had Polly. had brothers Henry. Tilton. Mrs. daughter of Andrew Greely. Henry French. art The Farrar Family. Jan. He d. Jonathan and Gilmanton. 1798. Jonathan and Benjamin. Green. Josiah Farrar. Benjamin and one other. 1756. son of Israel. Mary Jane.. the wife of Capt. March 7th. 1772. 27th. Israel Farrar moved from Epping to His sons were Josiah. Aug. who was born Nov. son of Samuel. 1836. March 13th. Sarah and Samuel. Samuel French of South Hampton. 14th. Lois. b. daughter of Dr. born July 5. They had Sal- . July 4th. 1774. 10th. m. 13. brother of the preceding. 1799. m. son of Henry of South Hampton. who settled in Chester. 1774. 1810. Samuel. 1767. and had John. m. May 1. aged 61 years. Ruth. daughter of Benjamin. and d. and afterwards moved with his sons to Kingston. 20th. 1843. aged 81. Samuel B. His wife d. 1819. was father of Miriam. Moses Page and settled on the lot adjacent to his. Sally. Jonathan. whose mother was Abigail Greely. Nathaniel. 19. 1775. French. Hannah and Mary. Benjamin m. m. 1796. John. Abigail Tilton. Thomas and John. the eldest son. Nehemiah Ordway of Amesbury. Eunice. son of Elihu of South Hampton. Jeduthun. had Reuben. Benjamin settled in Gilmanton on the place now owned by Jeremiah Hall. the father of 27th. b. m. and had Mariah. 1753. Abraham. Capt. son of Samuel of East Kingston. 1810. Abigail. whose A sister of mother was a daughter of his brother in Chester. Samuel French of South Hampton. daughter of Robert Calef of Kingston. Samuel and Ezekiel. 11. Jan. John Robert. Mary StuMay 17. who was b. Miriam French Sept. Joseph French. had Samuel. moved to Gilmanton. Samuel. Eunice.

Jacob. 1764. 1779. and had Abraham. 1801. Dolly. Bartholomew Gale came from England He had Jacob. Esq. March 28th. 5th. Jacob. Ira. 5. 1789. and had mills in operation when there was but one dwelling house in the place. Mary Rowell April 5. and had William. Dec. Hiram. 1764. Mary. 15lh. Susanna Flanders. son of Jacob Gale. Daniel. Daniel and and was a shipwright. Perley. In 1780. and Daniel. Patience Eastman May 29th. b. who was b. Betsey. Jan. to Jeduthun Farrar. 1767. Daniel. Daniel Gale b. Rev. m. Stephen and some others. 265 He died April kept a diary of the changes in the weather. Representative. 30th. 1801. Daniel. 16. he removed to Meredith Bridge. Oct. Thomas and Moses. Robert. 1774. Mary. Patience. m. Daniel Gale. Farrar. some others. Lois Patten of Kingston Feb. 20th. to Boston. his son. Jacob Gale. Senior. . Oct. and had Caroline. iy. Dolly Smith Aug. 1787. 2d. Israel. had Stephen tive. a record of the deaths and most remarkable events for about 40 years before his death. Susan.. March 24th. and is the father of William H. His He moved to Gilmanton in 1780. where he owned mills. b. m. m. and died in June. who was b. 1734. in 1844. Daniel Gale of Exeter. Joseph.OF GILMANTON. Shuah and Daniel. 1790. aged 78. But about 1775. of Kingston. Esq. Sept. son of Daniel Gale of EKeter. Jacob settled in Kingston. Magistrate. came town late in life. 1784.. a graduate at D. Stephen Gale b. and died in Nov. m.. 1760. Sarah Smith April 16th. William. Stephen Gale. and was a Representa- Capt. wife died in May. Joseph Gale b. Susan. 14th. Mehetable. and had Amos. Their children were Susan. Esq. m. Debonair. son of Bartholomew. Hannah and Stephen. Mary. who was b. and Director of the Fire Insurance Company. father of Israel and Jeduthun. Oct. James. John. Selectman. He Sally Gate Jeduthun Farrar. son of Jeduthun named above. and lived first in Raymond. 1739. 1816. He has been a militia officer. twins. Ebenezer. Patty. Stephen and Elizabeth. April 10th. 17th. m. Smith and Eliphalet. William P. Julia. 1762. Dolly. The Gale Family. C. he re- 23 . Stephen. 1845. 1804. Lois. who was a brother of Jacob Gale.

and had Polly. and has been a Magistrate. 16th. and died Oct. Nancy. Rhoda Burleigh of Newmarket. 20. m. daughter of Daniel Leavitt of Brentwood. 25th. Samuel. Andrew Greely.50. Dec. b. June 6th. b. May 27. Betsey. Stephen Leavitt and John Pitt. daughter of Ebenezer Stevens. jr. 1747. June 5.. Sarah Gibbs April 2. 1825. Jr. 2. 1747. lives on the homestead. 1773. Esq.266 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY to the place now occupied by Judge Gale. April 18. manton and had Samuel. Betsey. Gale are sons of Bartholomew. 10. and lives in Meredith. his son. 4th. Mary. aged 84. b. 19. Oct. manton. Nov. b. Elizabeth. Daniel. Brentwood and had Sarah. m. Jan. John Pitt and Ursula Elizabeth Dudley Dec. Ebenezer Eastman. Eliza Mary. June 30th. Joseph. Jr. Jonathan. Abigail. Noah. who was b. 17. Hannah. son of the preceding. 24th. and had Maria. b. R. June They lived in Gil12th.Gilman. Sarah Brown. aged 87. who m.. Cata Perkins. m. He d at. in Salisbury. Samuel. Anna. John M. Joseph. Sept. and Wm. Feb. Samuel Greely. Elizabeth Gilman. Judith. m. sou of Andrew. NaHe moved to Kingston about thaniel. 2olh. 1683. Joseph Greely. son of Joseph. m. Daniel Gale. Gale moved to SanHis wife d. b. 1715. Bartholomew. 1805. Daniel. 25. Esq. Isaac. 1741. 1777. 1799. daughter and Daniel. Mary Leavitt. Lydia and Dudley. and had Ebenezer Stevens. 1720. 1809. Nov. where the two his wife died. and where he and Joseph Greely. GilElenor. Elizabeth and Mary. who was b. Sen. 1722. jr. Deborah. 6 years a Representative. latter children were born. Mary and Joseph. 16 years a Selectman. Sarah and some others. and had Andrew. 1775. the first in this Andrew Greely. George W. and was the father of Perkins Gale of Concord. Joseph. 1819. Polly. Mr. Samuel Greely Esq. Hannah. 1757. d. 1673. Eliza . moved father of Stephen The Greely Family. m. 1774. John. 1697. March 12th.. genealogy. of Lieut. She d. Joseph. Daniel Gale. Oct. Sept. jr. and 4 years Judge of the Court of Sessions. Anne Maria. b. June 12th. 1784. who was b. Stephen. Esq. 1797. who was b. He was the Stephen m. Frances Abigail. Daniel Greely.. m. son of Daniel of Exeter. They lived in Jane. Nov. bornton. Rhoda. 16. and had Samuel. 28th.

The Gilman Family.) and settled in Hingham. Oct. Richard Smith. In 1643. 1666-7. b. 1669. Aug. 1657. 1671. Andrew Gilman and William. went to Exeter and built some mills. all the families of the name in this town and vicinity have descended. Sen. John. 1638. April 3d. 1674. March 30th. then called Seekonk. Dec. b. Nicholas. Joseph Greely. 12tb. b. and the other sons. 1786. Catharine. Dec. er passengers. and had Mary Leavitt. b. 25th. Maria and Stephen Sewall Norton. Elisha Gibbs. (it does not appear from what town. Stephen Dudley. John. April 30th. having gone to England for mill gearing. b. b. son of Samuel Greely. Lyman. Sarah Anne. 16th. called The master was John Martin of that the Delight of Ipswich. Abigail. Ehzabeth Trueworthy June 20th. John and Moses. a Counsellor. b. 17lh. and had Anne Mrs.OF GILMANTON. two daughters and three servants. Oct. who was b. 1668. 1664-5. Edward. . three sons. Sept. Sarah. Hon. m. Joseph. who m. 18th. 3d. Henry Wadleigh. Dec. his estate was £300. Elizabeth. Edward and Moses. Anna Norton May 17th. 26th. James. b. John Gilman. John 267 Pitt. with many othmitted freeman Dec. Deborah. 1813. b. 1638. March I5th. 10th. 1648. and -there established themselves. 1659 -60. 16. Eliza Burns. he was lost at sea. Nancy. his name appears in Ipswich. Greely d. and after his death she m. immediately repaired to Exeter. Samuel. In 1653. Lydia Leavitt. b. 1624. 13th. Edward Gilman. His name does not appear on the records of that town after 1646. 12. came in one ship. Nancy Burns and Araminta Rovena. Nathaniel Ladd. Samuel. Feb. came from the County of Norfolk. 1661. and had Mary. Lydia. m. b. and Sept. place. Feb. Sept. Sophrona. Stephen L. 1803. 10. and m. numbering in all 133. son of Edward. England. Descendants of Hon. Gibbs. 1810. 1658. m. Greely. Jan. 3d. John White of Haverhill. Nancy Wells. sold to his father Edward Gilman the farm given him by his father-in-law. 1663. In 1641. In 1647. Oct. b. b. a tract of land eight miles square. John Pitt. now Rehoboth. His father. b. Jr. Esq. m. Jr. Edward Gilman. Jonathan Thing. 1672. In the month of May. John Gilman. 30. Esq. with his wife. was granted to Edward Gilman and others by the Plymouth Colony. He was adThis family. Aug. and from Edward Gilman through his three sons. 1781. 1788.

1704. Feb. Jr. Nathaniel of Haverhill. and had Whitting- . for 40 years postmaster in Exeter. Dr. Samuel Thing. 1697. Mary. Gilman. Nathaniel and Elizabeth. who m. the father of Arthur of Newburyport. Nicholas. Nathaniel. Abigail. July 24th. Nicholas Gilman. June 26th. who was b. b. Col. Major John. May 24th. b. Thomas Gilman b. Abigail. Peter. and had Samuel. 1702. m. m. 1754. Elizabeth. Summersbee Gilman b. Samuel Dr. 1698. 1734. m. Nicholas. 1709-10. 31st. who m. Daniel. who was b. June 15th. J699. 1680. John Gilman. Colcord.. Nov. Dec. b. m. John b. Sarah. Nicholas. Daniel. •28th. Jan.•^68 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY m. Elizabeth. b. Robert and Samuel. Joseph. Samuel. who m. Esq. Jan. and had Sarah. 1786. father of Gov. m. b. Esq. Jan. Robert Coffin. Jane Dean. 1788. Sarah Richardson June 16th. Abigail. Capt. Feb. Judith.. Jan. b. 19th. Major John Gilman b. 27th. b. Samuel. Rev. 1676. Daniel and Judith Swain. Dec. 1712. Abigail. 1708. 2d. 19th. CathHon. aged 84. John. and Dorothy. Esq. Joanna. Barthelomy. 25th. Nicholas and Robert. John Gilman d. 1707. sister of Woodbridge Dean. By his Hon. His wife d. John Ward. Joanna. 10th. Josiah. Nathaniel. Sept. Mary Thing. Elizabeth Coffin^. Josiah d. Summersbee. and had William Clark. 1st. m. May 1st. Peter. who m. who was b. 28th. Nathaniel Clark. Thomas. John. Sunimersbee. Dec. Daniel. b. Mary Lord and had Daniel. 1734. settled in Durham. April 30th. m. aged 80. 1793. Mary. 1719. Feb. Francis. son of Hon. Daniel Gilman b. Oct. and Somersby. John. 1765. moved to Gilmanton. Deborah. b. 1747. Ms. Josiah Folsom grand-father of Rev. 8th. Dr. James Leavitt. b. Joanna. Dec. Abigail Coffin and had Nicholas. 6th. Sarah Clark June 10th. Sarah Emery. Joseph and Mary. 1772. Joanna. Sarah Sibley. aged 84. NichHe died olas. 1676. Sarah. Abigail Lord and had Samuel. m. Barthelomy. Abigail Sawyer. Oct. 1683. a Justice in the Criminal Court. Elizabeth Coffin and had Col. who m. m. May 23d. 24th. daughter of Rev. 1784. and Benjamin Clark. 22. arine. Jan. and had Samuel. 1763. m. Alice. second wife. Jan. b. Jane. Theophilus Smith. moved to Gilmanton for a few years. Bartholomew. m. Elizabeth Rogers. 6th. Daniel Gilman m. Joseph Coffin. John. b. 1679. 1704. Mary. 10th. 5th. in Gilmanton Feb. he had Joseph.

aged 88. Jan. 1804. Ahce. He is now Deacon of the Congregational Church in Thornton. lived in Gilmanton. 1821. Josiah. Samuel. 1793. Jonathan Gilman. aged 90. 1754. and had 14 children. 18th. Nathaniel Clark. David. Antipas Gilman. Betsey Meloon. Jonathan Gilman b. lived in Gilmanton. of Exeter. left a son. Antipas. John. b. Col. son of Col. Joanna. and d. b. 2d. m. Nancy and Polly. he had Phebe. who was b. July loth. Elizabeth and Abigail. Priscilla Elkins. Edward Gilman. Antipas. Dolly and Hitty. 1732. who was m. Mary. m. aged 71. 1747. Enoch Gilman. 1801. Betty. b. Jeremiah. jr. March 8th. Edward 4th had Edward 5th. Sarah Harvey. Hannah Tilton. Edward 3d. and had Jonathan. m. m. b. Deborah and Ruth. Antipas. Sarah. 20th. John. Antipas. 1746. *23 . m. Benjamin and Nathaniel. April 11. m. ^laverick Gilman. Samuel Gilman. 1776. who was b. Joseph. b. 28th. 24. She d. 1774. m. Feb. b. son of the preceding. "269 ham. and died Mav I7tii. in Gilmanton. 1677. He d. Thomas. Benjamin Gilman b. Lydia Thing. Abigail. Nathaniel. and died Oct. aged 57. Betty and Judith. July 9th. aged 77. William and Thomas. and by his second wife. Deborah. and had Edward 4th. 1730. 1743. who was b. son of the above. He died in 1809. Lydia. Lydia. b. Trueworthy. and died May 27th. and had Samuel. and had Benjamin. m. lived in Brentwood. who was lost at sea.OF GILMANTON. Feb. 17th. Nov. 20th. Haimab^ Levi. Dudley. May 22d. Jonathan and Maverick. the only daughter of Capt. and had Abigail. Dec. in 1648. and d. 1730. 1st. Oct. Hannah. Anna. Jonathan. now of Newburyport.1681. Enoch. in 1705. lived in Gilmanton. Mehetable. Descendants of the second son of Edward Gilman. John Gilman of Exeter. who m. son of Edward Gilman 3d. Maverick. 1692. and had Lydia. Henry. Charity DownS. Edward. Elizabeth Ladd April 21st. Antipas Gilman. Oct. Dec. son of Edward 4th. Abigail Thing. 1844. 1675. of Exeter. Olive. Peter. brother of the preceding. and had Betsey. aged 54. Nathaniel. Sen. Dudley. Joanna and Betsey.

the of Exeter third son of Edward 1st. Jonathan. b. and was permitted to work for wages. 1728.. and moved to Gilmanton. had Thomas. Abigail. Joseph He d. and Andrew. lived Esq. Capt. John. lived in that part now called Newmarket. m. Mrs. 1819. but obtained favor of the Oovernor. Joseph was burnt. moved to Oilmanton. Abigail. Joshua and Caleb. Andrew. 1 776. Winthrop. Daniel LeaShe died Nov. until he earned a sum sufficient to purchase his freedom. Joseph. Jotham. Deborah. Oilman died April 2d. Rowell. son of Maverick. Joanna. Mary and Samuel. Oilman d. Hannah. and had Rebecca. Jotham. Love D. and had Lydia. David. and had Polly. Sarah. Andrew was sold to the French and imprisoned. Jan. Aug. AntiMrs. Jonathan. 5th. William and Eliphalet F. and had Jeremiah. Elizabeth Sanborn. and had Abigail. (laughter of Antipas Oilman. Jeremiah. Nov. John Oilman of Exeter. Ebenezer. m. b Sept. daughter of Col. Bridgett. 16th. Jonathan. Sept. 1839. pas. At a war dance. Josiah. who m. who m. Joseph and others. a Piper. son of ^Maverick. 10th. 10th. Descendants of the third son of Edward Oilman. Edward. who m. Deborah. m. 22d. Anna and Nathaniel. Light. Jeremiah. who m. April 3d. Polly. Jeremiah. AliceHis wife died Jan. Capt. Jonathan. son of Capt. Betsey. son of Capt. Joanna Thing Jan. The last two sons were captured by the Indians in 1709. 1714-15. Andrew. Susan Rowell. and had Winthrop. Mary Jane and Francis SpofFord. b. 1747. 1705. Nov. Edward Oilman. and died March 4th. Sally Lougee. James. m. for his second wife Bridgett. Winthrop Hilton. and had Rice. Capt. m. 30th. 1736. had a son Joseph. Jonathan. Sally. Joseph. Betty. 1727. Anna. 27th. Capt. 5th. Joseph Oilman. Cotton. who m. 26. 1732. daughter of John Lougee. and William. 1737. borah and Mary. Piper. Nov. Winthrop Oilman b. in Moses Oilman. and Joseph. and had Joanna. Senior. Betsey. son of Capt. 1820. . James. 1770. b. 1713. Andrew Oilman. Dea. DeHe m. son of Capt. Moses Page. Betsey Harvey. vitt of Brentwood.270 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY Sarah Dudley and had Joseph. lived in Oilmanton. 16th. Dea. Olive Oilmanton. 1660. and taken to Canada. May 12. and had Eliphalet.

whom his father in a letter from the Army just before his death named Bradstreet Gilman. Molly. Apphia and Nicholas 2d. aged 80. lived in Newmarket. in the army during the French War. Deborah. d. Sarah. lived in Kensington. 1723-4. aged 90. Sarah. son of Jonathan. and d. Dorothy. Jonathan and James. a twin brother of Dorothy. son of Capt. His Ezekiel Gilman d. Jan. son of Moses of Newmarket. daughter of Col. Elizabeth. his second wife.. He d. In Zebulon and Apphia. had a son Dudley. April 3d. Hannah. June 30th. Elenor Potter. m. Molly Smith. Robert B. b. and Esther. John. Hannah. Esther. 2d. who d. His widow d. Winthrop. Antipas Gilman. 1826. Nicholas. b. Zebulon. 1836. She d. Sept. an infant. b. He lived in Hampton. Nicholas. and had Alice. 1760. John Gilman. Mary. m. who m. June 12. Elizabeth Leavitt. Joshua. Nehemiah Gilman. Joshua Gilman. Wealthy and Alice. Winthrop Gilman. 1665. Esther. John. son of Joshua of Hampton. Oct. 1812. 271 Mr. Jeremiah Conner and John. 16th. and had Mariah. 4th. daughter of Richard. 1749. had Mariah. d. who lived in Gilmanton. Mr. Joshua Gilman. Cass. Hannah. 1746. aged 50. son of Moses of Newmarket. Joanna. Betsey. 1716. John York of Exeter. who was b. Theophilus. in 1796. July 18th. who m. He d. . b. Joshua. Deborah. one half 1772 he moved to Gilmanton. Nehemiah. Feb. He d. 1799. Sally. Betsey Mitchell Folsom and had Caleb. 1767. In Feb. son. May 31st.OF GILMANTON. m. moved to Gilmanton and had Jonathan. aged 60. 22d. and whose son Bradstreet has been a Magistrate and Selectman. 21st. in 1701. and had Winthrop. Sally. March lOthy 1766. Jan. Joshua. 1702. Dolly. Aug. Samuel. Jonathan Gilman b. Gilman m. m. son of the preceding. Abigail. Gilman lost by the throat distemper four children. Ephraim and Smith. who m. Hannah and Joshua. a Thing. Elizabeth Leavitt. lived in Exeter. 20th. Shuah and John. m. Abigail. of his whole number. Robert. Ebenezer. was the greatgrand-father of Gov. 1829. Jonathan. in 1700. 1788. lOth. in Meredith at an advanced age. April 12th. Dea. Mariah Hersey Nov. Esther Rowe of Kensington. had Ezekiel. and had Peter. b. and was Representative. Mariah. James Gilman.

1797. son of Joshua. Alice. 10th. m. Hannah True March 12th. April 21st. he had Nicholas b. daughter of Thomas Edgerly Nov. Dec. and Joshua Oilman d. Aug. Feb. 28th. 9th. Esther. m. grad. John. when he was 14 years of age. Lydia and Nicholas. daughter of Col. 1825. 1792. and had Mar- . 1790. b. aged 98. 1760. Rebecca. Apphia. 19th.272 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY His wife d. The Hatch Family. m. Betsy. Peter GihTian. 30th. aged has had 10 children. Col. Mary Shaw and had Abraham. m. brother of Peter. Alice. B. 1818. Feb. Mary. Nicholas Oilman. ZebHe was a Revolutionary officer. Dea. Joshua. Hved ulon. son of Joshua. Sept. b. Joseph and Betsey. 1775. 7th. 8th. Antipas Oilman. B. aged 77. Nicholas in Nancy and b. Samuel. read Law in the City of Baltimore. aged 73. Jan. according to the census of that year. 1787. and Sarah A. Sarah Jones Jan. Cyrus. Oilman d. 1779. He pursued his preparatory studies at Oilmanton Academy. Polly. from Attleborough. and had Charles. Joshua. 12th. 1st. who was b. and died in 1774. 1793. 28th. Sept. Joshua Gihnan. 1817. Samuel Oilman. 7th. William. Esther. and had Anna. 5. Joseph Jones Oilman. 1838. whom he m. Peter. being the first man who was the head of a family who died in town. In 1790. A. Oct. Samuel. b. there were 300 persons of the name of Oilman. b. 1739. at D. Eunice Huckins. Joseph. Jan. son of Joshua. 5. where he was admitted. and d. daughter of Enoch Badger Aug. Dec. m. 1844. and had Judith. Joseph J.. 1802. Nov. Gilmanton. Nicholas Oilman. Polly Oilman. 26th. Hosea Hatch came into this town He m. 2d. Samuel Oilman. 80. son of Samuel. and had Esther. March 7th. Joseph. Elizabeth Bryant. Sen. and by his second wife. and had Enoch. 1748. Nicholas and Elizabeth. in this town alone. Mrs. John. b. 1758. Judith Piper March 12th. m. 1776. March 21st. m. descendants of Edward Oilman. and now pursues the practice. Hannah and Nicholas. Nicholas and Zebulon. 1765. 1745. John. manton in June. 1760. May 30th. 1789. son of Joseph of Brentwood. NaHe moved to Oilthaniel. m. Betsey. C. and their only son is William Henry. Wiggins..son of Samuel. 1782. A. Nov. Hannah Badger. was b. Sarah. 30 years from the settlement of the town.

Canterbury. The Hackett FamiJy. 1774.. 5th. 1777. Sept. Jeremiah. Elizabeth Sanborn March 7th. dith E. Joseph. Anna and Mary. Lucy. Elisha. Lucy Rawlins. 1800. Allen Hackett. Hosea. and by his third wife. Esq. and had Wm. son of Gilmanton. whom hem. John and Elizabeth. Elijah Hutchinson b. James W. 1782. Levi. Jonathan Hutchinson came to this town from Loudon in 1768. Nicholas. July 31st. Aug. 1788. three brothcame into this town from Hampstead. Henry Young. Anna and Susanna. Molly. Sally Linda. James and Joseph. Ju1782. and d. 9th. 1783. Dockum Feb. 31st. Anna Weed Sept. Charles Alfred. 12th. Ms. Jonathan. Patrick. N. brother of Richard. Stephen. James Jones. Susanna Weed. and had Jonathan. Joseph. 19th. 1761. John. m. He was chosen Deacon of the Baptist Church Oct. He d. John and Ebenezer. Stephen and Elijah. Hiram. and by a second wile Ann W. George W. ers. 1792. Sarah Weed. Feb. 1801. 10th. William. m. Nancy. and had Betsey. settled and died there. and had Polly. to live with his son Jeresettled in that place in 1740. By his wife Theodate he had Susan. June 28th. daughter of Joseph Young. Eliza Beede. For his second wife he ra. Jeremiah. Feb. Levi Hutchinson b. and had Richard. Mary Jane. Joanna. Elizabeth Bickford and had Hannah. m. Sarah Bachelder. 1797. May 14. Jan. late in life to who Ephraim Hackett of Salisbury.OF GILMANTON. and had James. Eliza. Ruth and David. David. and had William Theodate and Jonathan. Matilda. Jan. Elijah. he had James. Esther. widow Mehetable Folsom. Mary. m. and Luther Allen. Levi. brother of the preceding. H. Dudley Hutchinson m. The Hutchinson Family. 1792. m. 1818. 1766. Dudley. came to >Gilmanton in March. David b. . on the lot now owned in by Rev. m. lawyer in Portsmouth. 273 tha. Sophrona. The Jones Family. Simeon. 13. and had Sarah and John. Esther Melcher June 5th. 1825. went miah. David. Richard. Richard m. JMr. Jeremiah. 1764. Ira. Hannali. 28th. and another. Betsey. Stephen Hutchinson b. PaulBickford. April 4th. m.

In 1643. and he . William. daughter of the Hon. Daniel and Elizabeth. Rebecca. Nathaniel Ladd. Edward Ladd came to Gilmanton late in life. 16th. the town the highest tax on the Bloody Point list. 11th. 19th. m. Daniel. Benjamin Kelly b. Jacob. Lois. and had Samuel Gilman. 1844. Sarah and Susanna. Jones Shaw. He d. of Northport. Samuel. 1795. 1763. who m. and by a second wife. Mercy Hilton. 1784. he had Paul and Dudley. Eunice. Elizabeth. Dec. Nov. daughter of David Page ofEpping. John S. Gilman Kelly. 1765. and settled at Dover. Benjamin ra. I6th. Sarah. July 12th. who m. Deborah. July 6th. Elizabeth. Pamela. Benjamin. The Lancaster Family.. Dudley. Abigail G Sherburne. Jacob Gilman of Kingston. Henry Lancaster came from EngBloody Point in 1631. Elizabeth. 1772. 1787. he died after ten days Being seriously fall in his Leanto. Ladd was killed by phen. Micajah Kelly b. m. SteINIr. Me. July 7th. The Ladd Family. Abigail. Nancy. occasioned by a July 18th. 10th. Daniel. the father of Capt. Samuel. Dr. Samuel Ladd m. iMolly and Eunice. and over 100 years ensued. for services rendered to the town. of Northport. John. Isaac. Catharine Gilman and had Nathaniel. April 29tli. Elias. Mary Baldwin Shaw. 1761. 1691. m. who of Boston. Me. Edward. who m. Mehetable and Thomas. Abigail Flanders of Exeter. had by his wife Elizabeth. Joseph and Betsy. Josiah. and had Lydia. In 1652. who was b. Molly and Mercy. and closed his days herewith his son Samuel. he was one of the Grand Jury from Piscataqua. who was b. and Lewis C. John Gilman. old. 1788. 1678. Aug. Esq. Charles G. May 15th. moved to Gilmanton. Col. who m. Esq. 1661. Sarah. Deborah. Mary. John. sickness. land..274 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY The Kelly Family. Susanna and twins. Mary Page Gilman Nov. jr. Nathaniel and Mary. the Indians Aug. Ann. Mary Gile Jan. Benjamin Franklin. twins. he paid In 1654. Edward. voted him all the meadows at Bloody Point. 1 llh. Jonathan. John. m. aged 83. Jacob. and had John. Moses. and had Daniel. Samuel Kelly of Saleii). and had Samuel. and had Hall J. inflammation bruised. Jacob Kelly m. Nathaniel Ladd of Exeter.

son of Joseph. lived in Amesbury. Edmund. Daniel. 1790. lived to the advanced age of 94. lived in Exeter. Gilman. Oilman of Newmarket. widow Judith Beal. and had John. but escaped and d. Elizabeth Davidson Dec. Daniel.OF GILMANTON. Joseph Lancaster. jr. Shuah. Polly and Apphia. Eunice. m. . b. Elizabeth Hoyt March 31st. m. 18th. Shuah. A. Sally. Nancy. Lucy. 1772. in the He m. daughter of Moses time of Queen Anne's War. b. at the John and Gilman moved to this town. 1757. Jonathan. Hannah and Sarah. 22d. who was the third time a widow when he married her. died. John. Isaac. Ebenezer Lancaster. Mary Hoit Dec. Mary. 275 He was hale and strong. Anna. 26th. Moses. and had Mary. b. and had John. Apphia Swazey and had Elisha. he had Henry. John Lougee. Anna. Emerson and Sarah. Hannah. John Fogg. Dorothy Harvey Sept. and died Nehemiah Lougee. jr. Nehemiah. 17. 1742. Oct. in the Isle of Jersey. he had Samuel. b. Nov. Molly. Thomas was killed by the Indians in Hampton. whom he m. Elsey and William. Joseph. Sept. Dorothy. m. Benjamin. John. Henry and Sarah. came to this country at the age of 18. May 14th. son of John. June 28. by trade a knitter. Sally. John. 1717. jr. John Lougee. Rev. 1751. Miriam Fogg. Moses. Cyrus. 5th. May 6th. Mary Marsh and had Nehemiah. Hannah. Molly Leavitt and had Sarah. Joseph Lougee. John Lancaster. He d. Jesse. 1761. Mary. March 6. Susan. b. 27th. and had John. who was b. and might have lived many years had it not been for this accident. 6th. aged 51. Joseph. had Joseph. Joseph. son of Henry. Miriam. Lucy. Ann. Sept. and by his second wife. Joseph Lancaster. His third wife. jr. age of 77. 1766. March 6th. m. 1687. Aug. who was b. son of John. b. m. 1831. Mary and Thomas. B. Anna and Joanna. he had Polly. He was taken by the Indians after he was rn. Henry and Hannah. 1792. m. Timothy. Miriam. 1791. son of John. Mary. 1780. Judith. 1716. 1703. The Lougee Family. by his second wife. Cynthia. Henry Lancaster. Mary. 4. Susan Hull. March 28th. Micah and Abraham. and by his second wife. Elizabeth. Joshua and Ebenezer. and by his first wife. Aug. son of Henry. and had Henry. 1722. He d. Dudley and Betsy. He d. jr. 226. m.

Susan. 45 grand-children and 65 great-grand-children. Samuel. 1845. Betty. John. Joshua of Portsmouth. Marsh.'and for a second husband. John Moody. who m. had David. Me. jr. Jan. Dolly. Rev. Stephen. was the father of Joseph and Amos He d. settled in Newbury in 1635. Rev. Humphrey French. I6th. Isaac and Joseph. Lydia.. Judith. David Clifford. and had at the time of hi? death K3 children. John. Sept. who m. Thomas. jr. at the advanced age of 94 years. Dolly. Caleb 4th had Moses. Caleb. 1763. in a collateral line with the above. 15th. Rev. His Jesse Lougee. Rev. Benjamin. and had John. Henry d. wife d. Stephen S. Levi. Caleb. Abigail. in 1754. Capt. John. and had LuHannah. m. son of Capt. Samuel. 28th. William and Joseph. Lougee d. William. 1811. Esq. had Caleb and Benjamin. Joseph. 1839. David and Peter. Caleb 3d had Caleb. and lived in Gilmanton. Their children were Gilman. Elizabeth. Elisha. b. Levi. Susanna. Samuel and Dearborn. Molly and Lydia. Abraham Folsom. Gilman Lougee. 1633. David. and Joseph. Esq. Isaac was the father of Edward Marsh now living in town. Mr. son of the knitter in Exeter. 16. cy. a Revolutionary soldier. who m. Feb. Henry. Susanna Mudgett March 5th. Jonathan. aged 67. b. June 28th. John. John of Kingston. 4th. Samuel of York. The Marsh Family. George W. 1737. Betsey Weymouth Sept. Benjamin. now citizens of Gilmanton. Polly and Elsey. and had SamCaleb had Danuel. Henry Lougee m. aged 85. Samuel. Simeon. The Moody Family. and Caleb. Isaac Marsh had Noah. son of John. Thomas. Polly Rawlins. Nov. Dudley.276 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY Seth. Daniel. March 17. 1794. m. b. and moved toGilmanton in March. and Joseph. of Epsom. Susanna. Hannah. son of John. William Moody came from England to Ipswich. lived in Gilmanton. all of whom settled in Gilmanton. 1729. 3d. Elisha Moody. Feb. and had Peter. Joshua. Mary. 1825. Daniel Folsom. John Cooley. 1811. 1773. Joshua and iel. . Ms. of Gilmanton. Joseph. John. Henry. Anna. and Sarah. Elisha. aged 93 years and 8 months. who m. He d. Caleb and Stephen. Maria. Hannah. m. Sarah Mason and had John. Dorothy. Gilman. Sally. Sarah.. His wife Olive d.

Betsey. Aug. Micajah Morrill. His wifed. Sept. Benjamin. Simeon and Abigail. and d. in 1662. 1638. Benjamin Morrill. Mary. Sept. Daniel G. 1781. Feb. was Representative in 1689. and is the oldest an The Morrill Family. Judith and Sally. 16. and had Lydia Adams. Andrew Page. 17. of Ephraim. Jacob Morrill. Joseph Morrill b. He is represented as being a man of uncommon piety. 1727. 23d. and d. June 10th. 10th. came 24 . 1795. b. David. Betty. when Parker was seven years of age. and Daniel. aged 78. 1809. Robert Moulton. Jeremiah. Edward Gilman. He aged 59. 1833. and there d. who was the father of the Rev. June 10th. 1784. lived in Gilmanton. 1824. 1632. Elizabeth.. Polly. 7th. man rill in town. 13. June 7th. Hannah. removed Abraham to Salisbury. Dec. a descendant of John Moulton. m. Isaac and Rhoda Wait. and had Mark. m. who was b. who became a freeman at Hampton. daughter of Jonathan. and d. Ezekiel Morrill had a son Ephraim. daughter of Richard of Kensington. Susan. Fanny and John Tappan. Hannah IMerFeb. John. Elizabeth. 21st. April 16th. 17th. Oct. Mr. son of Isaac. 277 died Sept. b. 1810.OF GILMANTON. and had Micajah. 1765. 1838. Job. 1771. m. had Zillah. Charles Parker and Mary Francis. vv'ho was father of Samuel and grand-father of Gov. 24th. a brother of Isaac. among whom was Ezekiel and another brother. Hannah. 30th. and Joseph. Jeremiah Morgan b. April 20th. Ms. Ephraim and Joseph. Nancy. and Judge Samuel Morrill. Aug. Lydia Gilman. Parker. Dolly. Isaac. and had Joshua. Nov. and had several sons. Isaac Smith. daughter of Ephraim Smith. m. The Morgan Family. Tappan. 1758. m. Morrill is now living. had Parker. whose brothers were Hilliard and Jeremiah. 1752. 1784. who came to this town in 1766. Betsey Sanborn. his son. She d. Isaac Morrill. Mary. a brother's son The Moulton Family. who m. Oct. Martha Bean. John Munroe. lived in Gilmanton and had John. He was drowned at Hampton Beach. Ephraim Smith. 1810. 9th. Simon Morgan of Brentwood. Eunice and Dr. Elizabeth Ann. 1815. Morrill of Cambridge. Esq. Charles. and whose sons were Jeremiah. Nathan. David L.

m. 1792. Edward Mudgett b. Mary Clifford Nov. 10th. 1733. Hannah. Abigail Lamprey. Samuel Thurston. June 21st. 1826. Robert. 13th. Susan Scribner. and had at the Gilmanion in . and d. Hannah Bean Dec. John. aged 61. and d. Patty m.Lucy who m. Betsey and William. Isabella. daughter of Richard Smith of Exeter. Joseph. William. Elizabeth Clark. Aug. time 11 children. 1779. H. John Mudgett of Brentwood. Joseph. 1770. . Jonathan. Samuel. who m. Edward Scribner b. aged 80 years. who was the father of Joses and Gen. and had Jane. Me. Durrell Bean Jan. 1760. 1774. in the Army at the age of 18. 9th. John. Mary. and had John. and Samuel his son was the first male child John Mudgett was the second settler Simeon born in town. 9th. 1789. aged 54. in Winthrop. Benjamin m. John. Andrew of Gilmanton. m. Feb. Dea. Edward Scribner and Susanna. John. where his father lived. Abigail. Elizabeth. m. who m. Sen. His wife. d. John Thurston June 14. and had Lydia. April 1 1th. and was the first settler in Gilmanton. His who m. Dolly. Isabella Brown. and moved to Gilmanton in March. Robert. and had Joses. Sally. Moulton. Elizabeth. 60 great-grand-children. Gilman Lougee. Polly. ])rietorof Gilmanton. 1771. Andrew Mack m. who was b. loth. daughter of Robert Clark of Londonderry. b. . 1833. 5th. Polly Lamprey. 16th. Sarah Philbrook. Dec. ter of the The Mack Family. 1775.Feb. 1761. all in 105. 1745. 1822. 1797. Capt. 20. Abigail and Hannah Joses. John Bodge March 7th. tled in Londonderry. Daniel. John Mack m. Edward Gould. 1797. and d. Gilman and Judith. Feb. Simeon. N. The Mudgeit Family. b. Samuel. 34 grand-children. aged 90. in 1822. Abiathar Moses Nov. Vk'ho m. came to this country and setTheir children were William. 1823. 10th. Betty Gilman Feb. Andrew and Daniel. Aug. March 4th. a Prom. where they had Susan. daughLord of Londonderry. 1775.278 to GENEALOGICAL HISTORY children were Elizabeth. 5. Daniel Moulton. m. while absent on a visit. Molly m. Richard. Theodate. 1st. also became an inhabitant of the town. Robert 14th. 1749. who d. 1817. Benjamin. Edward. Robert. Letitia. Sarah. from Rye. and d. Jennings Towle. 1791. Jean. and Daniel. Sarah who m. Martha. d. 1762. Nov. whom. Lucy. Sally.

Edward. Perley. Winthrop in 1630. and ezer F. m. and by his 2d wife. Reuben.. Jemima A.. The Page Family. Roger. Betsey. Sally. and had Jonathan and three sisters. Dudley and Martha. 1633. Dec. Mary and Jacob. Joseph. Polly. whom he m.. Joseph. came to this country with Gov. 1777. Fanny and Sarah. Samuel had SamUel. Reuben Osgood by his first wife had Nancy. d. John Page b.OF GILMANTON. Nathaniel Folsom. Lucinda. John. Folsom of Exeter. a daughter of Jonathan John Nelson of Exeter. Elisha. Reuben. Jonathan b. Ms. John. who m. and had Mary Frances. Polly. he had Isaac. Rachel. John. m. leaf. and settled in Dedham. April 29th. at Fort Edward. aged 90. settled in Gilmanton. Molly. 1806. he knocked them both down and escaped. m. 18th. Mary. John Hazen.. Susan B. Stephen S. Samuel Page b. and had Joseph Onesipherous and others. Mary B. Oliver^ Ruth. was admitted freeman in 1631. and Asa. Benjamin and Moses. Dudley Osgood had Abiah. Nancy. Jonathan. Robert. James He was taken prisoner by the Indians Nutter of Portsmouth. David. Joseph and Reuben. Betsey. Samuel and Daniel. and d. Martha. Lewis W. Henry N. Nelson m. He . Josiah F. had by his wife Elizabeth. Dedham. of Josiah Folsom. Esq.. Martha Folsom of Exeter. and while two of them were preparing to bind him. 1676. Reuben Osgood of Epping. Charles. GreenWilliam. Dudley and James.. daughter and Martha O. Oilman. 279 carpenter. and The Nelson Family. Dudley Nelson m. was a ship Folsom. Josiah Nelson m. lived in Salisbury. Judith and others. 1792. 27tb. Betsey Osgood and had Malinda. Josiah. May 10th. Daniel. named Lydia. one of whom. 1586.. 1630. Ms. Joseph and Anna. Jemima Folsom June 16th. sons of The Osgood Family. Martha Nathaniel F. Julia Ann. 1667. 1751. and had John F. May 27th. Susan. Hannah INIorrill. England. April had John. Jonathan. and had Eben- Ann. Daniel Osgood m. Joseph Osgood had True. Dudley. Joseph b. Lydia B. Samuel. Lydia Ann. He had by his wife Phebe. Mary Folsom.

and had Andrew Smith. Hannah Sliepard. Betsey. Elizabeth. 19th. Dea. son of John Page. Shed. 1794. and Ebenezer Franklin. 1726. and had Asa Tilton. Winslow Page b. Benjamin. Mary. Daniel Lancaster and Anne Elizabeth Lancaster. Oct. Benjamin Page b. in GENEALOGICAL HISTORY b. Ehzabeth. Nov. May Uth. Moses. 1805. Sarah. 27th. m. Stephen Eastman. Griffin. and had Ebenezer. Nov. m. Saab Ann. Henry True. 1784. 29th. Hannah. 1721. who was b. Ebenezer Page. Samuel True of Salisbury. 1696. 1819. Bet- Moses. He d. aged 84. m. brother of the preceding. lived ty. She was b. 1821. m. 16th.280 John Page. They lived in Oilmanton. who was b. Sept. Andrew Page. and had Samuel. Mary. July 13th. and Enoch. June 16th.. Oct. Mary Tilton. Mary Griffin and Webster. son of Henry Page of Sandown. Mary Adams. June 13th. Dea. Sarah. Betsey. son of the preceding. 1797. 27th. Sept. 7th. 1801. Mary Smith Aug. John. Esq. m. Eleanor. 1816. 9th. 1843. Capt. daughter of Asa. and d. 11'20. Moses Page. Mary Ann Morrill. m. June 11th. 1760. son of John Page. Benjamin. 1835. Sept. 27th. Andrew Page b. Mary.. m. Jabez. Mary Page. Andrew. 1751. 1777. daughter of Benjamin French. 25. and had Lucy S. April 12. Jan. Hannah Adams. 1811. Elizabeth. John. ni. daughter of Henry Page of Sandown. and had Sarah. Israel and Martha True. June 17. 1791. Nancy Tilton and had Arvilla. Moses. 1805. Moses P. b. Mary. Sept. Dec. Benjamin. and had Andrew. Mary Gilmanton. 3d. 1761. Eliza. 1789. who m. Samuel and Ebenezer. Israel. Esq. Priscilla W. She d. and had Mary. Dec. Winslow and True. daughter of Jabez Page of Hawke. Betsey. John. Ebenezer. daughter of Dea. Almira. Benjamin. Sept. He d. Hannah. Esq. 16. Samuel. Hannah. Hannah. Judith. b. July 19th. March John. July 30th. Henry. Sept. 31st. Benjamin 2d. 1754. Mary Winslow May Salisbury. lived in Gilmanton. He d. Reuben Page. m. Ms. Ephraim. m. 1784. 29th. b. and d. and had Anna. Mary Frances and Benjamin Greely. 26th. Webster Page. Sen. Judith French. 1774. Martha True. Samuel Page b. Reuben and Mary. Moses Page b. 25th. and had Theodate. Moses Webster. lived in . Samuel Morrill and Cordelia Ann. 14. m.

1610. Joseph Parsons b. Sarah Page. Mary James Jan. Daniel. he had Isaac Williams. twins. and had Joseph. Jr. 281 Moses Page. 1839. Oct. and afterwards in Salisbury. 1829. 1813. Charles SafFord and Mary Jane. Feb. and Joseph and Ebenezer. David and Josiah. 1740. son of INIoses Page. He d. Moses and John. m. Elizabeth Strong. in. m. m. and d. 1824. 19th. C. Bliss. aged 90. Anna his wife d. who rn. Rev. Mary. Stephen Page his son was b. 19th. Samuel. 1797. aged 61. m.. who d. brother of the preceding. 1716. Feb. March Mary 26th. 31. 1728. Moses. 1636. William. and had Rev. David. 1739. John Page. Ms. 20th. and Sarah. James. Oct. Elizabeth. April 23d. m.OF GILMANTON. He d. Polly Upham. Jeremiah Fogg. 1769. April 21. Abigail. Esq. Sen. and had William. in 1729. John Page b. m. John. 28th. 1713. John. Abigail and Noah. The Parsons Family. Oct. and had Anna Webster. July. He d. Samuel. Elizabeth. in England. in 1739. m. Abigail and Hester. He d. in England. 1776. 1745. b. and by his second wife. Feb. Daniel 2d. d. 8th. came to this country and settled in Northampton. 1671. aged 75. brother of the preceding. Joseph and Sarah. Feb. sophomore in H. Hannah M. Ms. Sarah Burnliam. Rachel. Joseph. John. Aaron. Hannah. and liad Jonathan. and had Judith. Ebenezer. Jon athan. Joseph Parsons. in. Sarah Williams. John Page. Reuben Webster. Ebenezer. 10th. Dixi Crosby. and had Sarah. Anna Page. and had Reuben. French. Dea. Benjamin Page. Southampton. aged 50. b. Benjamin and Asa. m. Rev. John and John Ham Williams. Feb. settled in Lebanon. Rev. his wife. 25th. Joseph Parsons b. She d. grad. 28. 1684. His second wife d. Stephen's son. in Feb. Dec. Benjamin 2d. 1647. 1796. 1731. 1705. Henry Page. John S. *24 lived in . Sept. William Parsons b. Susanna. He moved to Gilmanton in 1763. Daniel. Mary.. 20th. April 1st. 1682. William Parsons b. 1813. at H. Aui:. Sth. Jan. and John. and had John. John. Elizabeth H. Elizabeth. John. b. William. 26th. came to Hampton with the first settlers in 1638. Benjamin. Elizabeth. 1697. Abigail. Hannah Meserve. Rev. Dorothy Sanborn. C. Rev. Mary and Sarah. He d. Ct. and had Joseph. who was b. 21st. Elizabeth Thompson. Samuel.

Sally and Lucy. For a time he supplied the place of a minister brother. 1712. who was b. Joseph. 1755. Esq. the Rev. April 15. was b. b. John. Ms. Joseph Parsons. and was the father of Gen. Emily P. Thomas and Mary. Natlianiel Peaslee of Haverhill. May 10th. 26th. b. Ms. 5. May 1st. Sarah. 1754. She d. Dr. Ruth Barnard. Esq. Col. 1821. and d. 12th. Lydia Folsom Oct. June 25ih. Sarah. William Moody and Hannah Cogswell. and He was a physician. Sept. Daniel J. and had Joseph B. practiced Medicine. and had Josiah. 1682. he He d. He m. and was b. leaving children Joseph and Elizabeth. and. in His wife's name was Mary. 1751. 1723. b. b. Samuel. Esq. and had WilHam.m. Hannah. Sarah. Anna Dudley. The Peaslee Family. m. Nov. 1646. Nathaniel Peaslee Sargeant. and had Ruth. 1781. 1828. Abraham and James. Hannah Moulton. 1781. Hannah. Ruth Pearson. was b. 10th. 9th. Ira A. Susanna. Eliza and Joseph. v/as his son. Nov. Mary Abigail Smith and Emily Safford. Sarah Jane Rogers. Oct. Chief Justice of the . for his first wife. 2d. Joseph Peaslee. Joseph Peaslee came from England and settled at Newbury. Lydia. Nov. May 31st. Ebenezer Parsons b. 1783. who was the father of the Hon.. 16. Daniel Jacobs. Eunice. Judith. Parsons. b. Eastman. and had Ebenezer. pursued preparatory studies at Gilmanton Academy. Jr. a merchant of Haverhill. Joseph Badger. Susan Elizabeth. Sarah B. 9. read Law in the office of Hon. Judith Kimball. and is now in the practice at Rochester. Joseph Badger of Gilmanton. 1784. April 11th. at Haverhill. Dec. who m. Esq. Eunice Potter Nov." as the in Amesbury as a lay preacher. Mary Elizabeth.282 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY John Parsons b. occasionally. Joseph Badger. and grandson ol Josiah of Cape Anne. and before 1646. a " gifted church records call him. Sarah Badger. son of Abraham of Newmarket. Abraham Parsons.. Charlotte Oilman. 1703. m. Lucinda Dudley. was made a freeman in 1642. Lewis Neal. He d. William.. Josiah Parsons. m. whom. Jr. 18th. March 17. and by her he had Hannah. m. Sept. Christopher Sargent of Melhuen. 1842. 1756. and m. 1785. Abraham Parsons. 1838. Abigail Burleigh May 30th. and had Burleigh Foss. 1661. 21st. removed to Haverhill. m. Jan. Charles Grandison. d.

Clifford. who m. May 11th... Martha. Brickett of Haverhill. Peaslee was engaged in merchandise. Henry W. Mary L. Mrs. his second wife. William Peaslee b. Lydia Tuck. 1781. She d. manton. 27th. Betsey. Their children were Amos." and who d. 21st. Peaslee's wife d. and possessed a large landed estate. and d. and had Robert. Jonathan Prescott b. 1774. Samuel and Timothy. Nancy. June 10th. 1743. Charles Hazen. while he resided in Kensington. Stephen Moody. His children have all died. N. Feb. Anna Hazen. Zaccheus and Hannah. Moses Peaslee b. Hazen. Samuel. He d. 15th. J\. at Troy. Sarah.. Betsey Gale Oct. Sarah. Moody m. ased 54. Susan. excepting Timothy. m. Robert. m. m. who lived in Sanbornton. Brackett L. son of Amos Peaslee of Dover. Rachel.. Porter. Hannah Folsom Nov. aged 69. Abiah Swan of Methuen. who was the father of William. deserves to be given to the public. 1741. Y. Robert Peaslee. Lucy. Lucy. He removed to Gilmanton in 1793. June 20th. Anna H. 14th. C. Martha B. Jan. George W. m. and George L. George. William. who m. Esq. 1758. H. Rachel . He m. 1813. who was b. aged 85. Lydia. and one of the principal men in the town. also Amos. 1745. a Brigadier General in the Revolutionary Army. Mary and Frances. Gen. named Abigail. and by her had one child. Selden. Betsey. Zaccheus. 1798. Jonathan. who wasa physican of much distinction. Feb. for Col.OP GILMANTON. m. Mittee. Aug. and was the father of Robert. and of Bradstreet. and had. Sept.. 1757. and had Eliza. 30th. 1802. Jonathan Prescott of Kensington. 1799. Col. and had Royal. 11. who was before her first marriage a Greely. 8th. The Prescott Family.. a particular history of whose services and sacrifices for his country. who settled in Dover. a sister of Moses Hazen. Charlotte. a grad. John H. for his third wife Mrs. who commanded a corps called " Congress' own Regiment. Humphrey Moody of Haverhill. Judith. Dec. Martha Hutchins. Moses. He was also a magistrate.. May 2d. June 4th. 1743. Betsey and Nancy. 10. Caleb Webster. 1767. Hannah. 1809. June 7th. ' 283 Supreme Court of Massachusetts. at D. For her second husband. William. b. who settled in GilHe m.

1781. Britain. daughter of Dea. Great and ni. 1728. had one son and one daughter. William Price. April 30th. Esq. Stephen Dudley. His son William. He d. 1822. Sarah. Ms. who m. 9th. rah Giddings. and settled in was lost at sea. son of Capt.. daughter of Stephen Ela of Hampton Falls. and 5 other daughters. William Price. March 22. She d. and had Daniel. m. now a Selectman. William. Dea. April 30tli. 1795. and had William. 25th. John. m. Jonathan. Sarah Philbrook. 1768. Moses. Samuel Hidden. and d. Dec. 71. Richard. 1638. Rowley. Julia A. James. There came with him his daughter. captain.. now in the possession of one a oi her descendants. m. Locke B. Stephen.. 1836. who was b. son of the preceding. 1765. Samuel. settled Hampton and his descendants as well as those of John settled in Sanbornton. 23d. She d. Nov. Timothy Prescott b. b. young. 1752. Lydia and Judith. 1636. Rev. 22d. Susan Sumner of Portsmouth. and had John. lived in North Hampton. aged She d. Sally. and Thomas. aged 63. Chebacco. 1841.. He moved to Gilmanton in Jan. lived in Newburyport. Hannah. His wife d. He d. July 18th. Nathan. Alfred. Ebenezer and Mary. England. 1782. Richard Price came from Wales. 2d. Benjamin. and had Eunice. William and Stephen. Anna. 1837. David Locke of Rye. and Richard had a son John. who m. Ebenezer and four others who d. Nancy. Woodbury T. Ebenezer. March 27th. and Edwin R. Esq. a sea Sarah Hidden. 1806. aged 70. Stephen in Bachelder. 1794. Ephraim Smith's widow Jan. The Price Family. . a min- of Derbyshire.284 GENEALOGICAL BISTORT Samuel Prescott b. a widow of John Sanborn and three sons. daughter of Job The Sanborn Family. John. Rev. paper printed iu 1761. and had Mittee L. came to this country and settled in Hampton. liam The in latter son afterwards returned to England. and had Ephraim Smith. June 18th. Annah. m. 1774. Polly. Aug. 1797. b. William. Ebenezer. May 12th. Elisha. 1794. 21st. Jan. Elizabeth Story. SaGiddings of Essex. Lucy. He d. John had a son Richard. who m. twins. WilFalls. He m. ister The Rev. in Nov. Nancy. at the in found Of his wife the following obituary is age of 48. Dec.

and some of them The number of children. 1732. Hannah A. John. 4. Joseph and one daughter. 1778. 2d. with whom she lived 27 years. Sept. Eunice. and also the modern lan- — guages to a greater extent than is usual in our Colleges." Benjamin Sanborn. Sarah. moral. Principal. Dyer H. who was b. she married Lieut. and had Dyer H. Sept17th. H. She was Sarah Philbrook. b. 1834. Hved with him 27 years. in collecting materials for his Analytical Grammar... 24th. Of which number 182 were living at her death. under Rev. in Northampton. M. intellectual and classic. lived in Newmarket. 1827. 8 sons and 6 daughters. aged 51. son of Benjamin. 1754. and since his death has lived 4 years a widow. the 79th year of her widow Sarah Rawlings. Susanna and David E. Esq. 1812. Mary. She d. A. Benjamin. when about 19. 6th. and pursued the classics as far as required for entering College. Benjamin. Edwin D. Benjamin was distinguished as a schoolmaster.. 1730. 1806. Sanborn. Elisha. great-grand children at her death. Sarah A. was 239. b. and had Betsey. m. and to have children. He d. and John S. Elisha. John L. Lvnn. He d.. aged 6L She d. aged 74.. who was b. He d. A considerable time after her first husband's death. Levi B. Sanborn. July 16th. aged 82. and was m. and had 14 children. July 29th. He was nearly three years a member of Gilmanton Academy. He was occupied 12 years durinf his leisure hours.. and had John. Oct. Hannah Hook. 1773. son of David E. Thomas Rawlings of Stratham. June 14th. Sept. Dec. who all lived to settle in life. May 30. to John Sanborn of Hampton. Dyer Hook. m. Parkhurst. was b. John. After leaving the Academy. As a reward of his industry and . Me. where he went through a regular course of English studies.. m. which was published in 1836. David E. and Meredith. 20th. in the 40th year of his age. Dea. Joseph removed to Gorham. 1761. Rebecca S. son of Dea. 179S. New London and Sanbornton Academies in N. Durin'^ which time.OF GILMANTON. Elizabeth Oilman. May 22d. Lieut. John Sanborn. Mary Glidden of Greenland. Marblehead in IMs. Julia B. he has been engaged in teaching in Salem. son of John. 1799. he progressed with his studies mathematical. daughter of Capt. 2S5 in "Died age. where his descendants now reside. grand children and grand children. April 15th. Feb. Hannah A.

Lucy. Abigail. Richard Sanborn. Elizabeth 2d. and had Elizabeth. Lydia Page. 10. Hannah Page Nov. David. and He d. Jeremiah Sanborn. May 12. Lydia Tilton. aged 87. and had Andrew Page. who was b. Waterville College conferred on him the honorary degree of A. 8. Sept. Jonathan. b. m. May 31. b. Hannah Swett. Asa T. She d. son of Jeremiah. Feb. Mehitable Kimball. and had Theophilus. had Betsey. m. 1730. Samuel and Lucy Thurston. Sept. Rebecca and JereShe d. 1784. who was b. son of Jeremiah. who was b. Rebecca. Lydia and Benja. and He d. b. in Aug. in 1833. 1789. m. Anna. Jan. Jan. 1803. son of John of North Hampton. 1780. 13. Leavitt. Jeremiah. Hannah. He d. Jonathan. 10. David. Oct. Mary. 1826. Jonathan Sanborn. 1770. by Hannah his wife. 1839. Tucker May 31st. Richard 2d. son of Jeremiah. Mary Anne and Charles S. Sarah. 1750. Feb. which was repeated by Dartmouth College in He m. Deborah. 16. Jan. b. m. Julia J. Benjamin French. Jeremiah. m. 5. 1828. Samuel Sanborn. and had Jeremiah. b. March 3.. Representative from Sanbornton in 1845. son of Jeremiah. Jeremiah and Jethro. May 18. AbTilton. Elizabeth Bachelder. 1757. Sally. 1803. daughter of Jacob Kelley. 1827. Lucretia. David Sanborn. Abigail. Moses. William. 3. 1773. He m. She d. Elizabeth James.. b. 1784. Jonathan Brown. Nov. Sarah. Deborah. Richard. Samuel. 10. son of Theophilus. 1805. and was 1841. and with his brother James moved to Kensington. 5. 1729. and he d. July 13. miah. 29. jr. 1802. Esq. 3. 4. 1816. Abigail. b. 1772. 1749. Nathan Bachelder and Josiah Fellows. Jeremiah. and had Julia Ann. daughter of John Thurston. b. aged 43. Betsey She d. April 7. He d. 28. May 13. had igail . She d. M. Lydia. Jonathan Sanborn. son of Jeremiah. 27. Jonathan W. son of Theophilus. 1761. 1794. daughter of Dr. Nov. Emily. Richard Sanborn. m. 6. He m. and had John. 1753. Abigail Tilton. m. Feb. 1765. Harriet W. 1814. and had Richard.286 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY merit. and had Lois. Nov. May J 9. June 15. Jeremiah Sanborn. Jacob K. 1693. jr. 20. 24. 1833. m. and had Ebenezer and Sarah. son of Richard. William Smith. Jan. Dec. Rebecca and Jonathan. Oct. Col. Joseph and Isaac. Theophilus Sanborn. Jan.

She d. Francis. John.James. 1739. Josiah. phrey Wilson. aged 78. and had John. his son. Esq. Elizabeth. 1793. 1725. Betsey. aged Isaac The Shepard Family. Samuel. m. 1633. May 11. He m. John. Polly. Francis Sanborn. and had William. 16.OF GILMANTON. 1638. In Meredith he baptised 44 persons in one day. and bad Olive. Oct. Thomas Wilson came from He was admitted freeman in Ms. — and Ms. Mary. Nov. who was b. 1779. 1838.Sarah. He settled in Brentwood. William Sanborn. annah. and was abundant and successful in his labors. Olive. 17th. John W. aged 90. son of Israel. Benjamin. Dec. 1742. June 22d. By 71. son of J eph. Israel. Northfield. 1770. Samuel Shepard. John. his father. She d. Ann and Humothers. daughter of Ebenezer Page. Abigail and Sarah. Louisa. and had Jane. David. 1840. Jane Harvey. Nancy. 287 Jemima Moulton. He d. aged 76. 1769. March 7th. 1767. Nov. Jeremiah. and twin broni. Abner and Dr. b. Hannah. 4th. Joseph and Sarah. He was m. Smith of Haverhill. m. Esq. 1776. Mary Kimball. Joseph. John Glidden. b. gathering churches in many towns in this State. Sarah. Anna. in She d. Abner. Adah. 10. 1. Stillman of Boston. Anna Sanborn. to this country. Jane Ann and Harriet. Nov. Hannah and Betsey Smith. son of William. IMarch 27. daughter of Josiah Oilman ©f Exeter. July 10th. Sarah Giles. he had Mary. Eleanor. 9ih. was one of the Wheelwright Compact in Exeter. John Shepard. and the three wives repose by his side in the burial ground in Brentwood. Dec. and he d. . and had Betsey. aged 69. Joseph. April 14t"h. Sept. son of Joseph. m. He d. ther of Nathan. 1815. 4th. Oct. Nancy. 1754. Olive. and Manning. 1844. June 14. Joseph Shepard. Samuel. who was b. son of Richard of Epping. had Thomas. three times. was a practising physician in Stratham. Messrs. 9. March 27. May 11. was 40 years a preacher. June 2. b. settled in Salisbury. Betsey. Scotland in 1634. Eliza He d. 1767. Jane. She d. b. and was ordained in 1775 a Baptist preacher by Rev. his wife Mary True. April 23. Betsey. His wife d. 1807. The Wilson Family. and had Samuel. d. William. 1803. 8. He d. Shepard came from England. 1776. aged 76. Ruth Smith. William and Richard. aged 84. Rev. m. 1836.

m. 1751. Abigail French. May 1st. and d. England. Dec. Elizabeth Barber. Levi. Thomas Webster. Humphrey Wilson. Stephen. Lois. Nathaniel and others. son of Thomas. and had Capt. and the Plon. was b. Judith Noyse Oct. Nathaniel. 19th. 1827. Job. Sally. his son. Aug. March 12th. and had Warren. in 1647. who was killed by the Indians. lived in Hampton. Ebenezer Webster. rn. 16. His children were John. Caleb Webster. Jabez. b. son of Thomas of Hampton. Benjamin. March 24th. 1698. and was the father of the Hon. 9. b. ry Light. Hannah Peaslee. 1715. May 28th. Betsey. Nathan. son of Thomas. John. m. Abigail. Levi. son of the last named Ebenezer. Mary. Mary Greely of Haverhill. and Humphrey. . 1826. aged 83. son of the preceding. 1717. 1835. he had ten children. IsHe d. 1699. aged 85. John. 1808. Enoch and Caleb. sons of Robert of Seabrook. Ms. Mar. Robert. Anna. settled in Salisbury in 1763. JeremiShe d. Rebecca.288 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY son of Thomas Wilson. John Webster came from Ipswich. He d. 12th. rael and four daughters. were first settlers of East Kingston. Nathaniel and some others. Nathaniel Wilson b. b. 1819. and d. John and Thomas twins. Capt. and was admitted freeman in 1635. Feb. Mary Leavitt. 22d. Hon. aged 80. where he was married in 1656. and had Levi. m. His son Thomas m. 16lh. Ezekiel. b. Eunice. m. Caleb Webster b. Thomas. who was b. Mary Tilton of Hampton Falls. Abraham subsequently moved to Gilmanton. Jan. and settled therein 1700. 1738. Nathaniel. ah. where Ebenezer. Sarah. Thomas. and had Sidney. June 24th. who was b. March 15th. now a member of D. 1739. 1672. His children were Ebenezer. Daniel Webster. daughter of Robert Barber. Esq. Caleb and Samuel. 4th. The Smith Family. Ebenezer. 1806. C. 1824. b. was born. The Webster Family. Jonathan and Moses. Mahad Humphrey. William Smith and Abraham Smith. 1762. 1791. 1739. m. By his second wife. Joshua. and had Elijah Clough. May 30. Thomas b. in 1739. and Warren. March 7th.and Mary. settled in Ipswich. Oct. was a grantee of Kingston in 1692. Feb. in 1632.

m. She d. lived in Gilmanton. Timothy. 15. son of Samuel of Greenland. 21. Aug. 1801.5. Benjamin. 1772. Noah G. 1830. Sept. and settled in Hampton. and Isaac E. 30rh. 8. Tilton. 26. 1761. and had Sherburne. and had John. Dudley and Eliza. Samuel G.Mary. Mehitable Sanborn. and Joshua. Dec. had sons. m. 1677. 4. David. and had Dolly. Mary. 1669. d. m. Widow Ford. aged 93. daughter Dr. William Smith. Samuel.. Mary. John. 2. m. aged 80. Mary. John. Joanna and Anna. aged 64. 289 2. Timothy Smith m. Richard. 1714-15. Betsey. William Sniith. and had William. Jeremiah. Sarah and Dolly. Mary. lived in Brentwood. John. came from England. Mary. Sarah. aged 67 years 8 mo. 1807. and had Joseph. 14. Samuel G. b. Sally. Joseph Tilton. Joseph and Elizabeth. Elizabeth. now Greenland. Esq. Joseph. Feb. 1818. David. March 28. She d. Hannah. daughter of Joseph. Samuel Smith. Nathaniel and Joseph. March 19. m. son of William of East Kingston. 1698. 1824. Betsey Currier Dec. ers. Sarah Tilton. Charles C.all of whom but the last have died. aged 66 years and 4 months. Ezra C. He m. 1668. of Kensington. son of Capt. Dec.. Jan. b. Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. Dec. Mary. He d. Esq. Dec. and had Samuel.OF GILMANTON. Hannah May 19. Elizabeth. Mary Sherburne. Timothy. of John 1736. 182. Mehitable. m. b. 24. Meribah. Aug. John. March 27th. The Weeks Family. Ensign Daniel Tilton with two brothSamuel and Abraham. William. Daniel. 1737. and d. The Tilton Family. Frederick. Sarah. Hannah. Jan. 10... David. Mary Greely. 15 days. had Joseph and Richard. Josiah. Jethro and Josiah. Joanna. Jonathan and Joseph. 1761. Saujuel Dearborn. Hannah. Abraham Smith had two sons. and had Abigail. and had Caleb. Matthias Weeks. Judith. son John Tilton of Gilmanton. and had Dudle}'-. Feb. Joseph.. 1702. Mehitable. Abigail. son of Benjamin. Capt. Nathaniel. He d. his wife. Joseph. 1776. Robert. b. 1830. True. 5lh. lived in Kensington. Margaret. 1667. Joseph Richard Smith of Exeter. who m. b. 25 . Clifford. Abraham and Benjamin. Sept. Charles Currier. aged 82. Samuel. Mary. He d. who wash. 23. of Ebenezer Bachelder. John Tilton. son of Ensign Daniel. Joseph.

1824. had Henry. in 1637. Samuel. Ms. Mary. Ephraim Wight. 1808. 14. 1760. Judith Leavitt. Hannah Morse. m. Seth Wight. 29. Sarah She Pratt. She d. Jan. Seth and Sarah. Joshua. Sept. m. 1743.. John. She d. Filinda and Lovina. Feb. Lydia Morse. Samuel. 27. John and Samuel. and had James. Samuel and Ephraim. Feb. March 10. 1740.. Aug.. and had Lydia. He d. son of Seth. Jr. Thomas Wight emigrated from Engin Dedham. Joseph. and settled ice. b. Olive. m. Anna. Jr. Betsey. Daniel Orms- by. Ephraim. and had Stephen. May 18. b. June 5. Lorrain True. Stephen Weeks.. He April 19. m. Olive and Nahum. and had John Elizabeth.. Ephraim Wight. Oct. son of Matthias. Mary. 1664. Joel Wight. and had Benjamin. daughter of Dudley of Exeter. Feb. 21. Nathaniel. MiHe d. He d. B. May Nahum. Dec. Caleb. 1768. Lydia Mason. William. 1741. He d. 1709. 1800. Eli. and Stephen. Almira. Mary. 1785. Dudley.290 GENEALOGICAL HISTORY daughter of John Sanborn of North Hampton. m. Mary Moore. 18. June 5. and by his wife Ald. 25. March 2. Ruth and Mary. D. and had Hannah. 1 1. April 23. riam. Delphini. Alexander Patrick. Jesse W. July 14. Matthias. and had David. Daniel. Sarah. 1702. 1668. Betsey Weed.. 1783. son of Thomas. 1. Harriet. land. 9. and had b. 21. b. Rebecca Hayward. He d. She d. Esther Sewall and Joel. 1722. Mary Beedeof Poplin. Tlionias. m. Anna. 23. Dea. Dorothy. She d. who was b. Lydia Mason. Sarah. Seth Wight. Sept. 1722. Bethia. Matthias Weeks. and had Joel. William Weeks. he had d. The Wight Family. b. Seth. Dr. Elizabeth. Franklin Adams. 19. 1810. Jr. 12. April 9. Seth 2d. Deborah and Ruth. Noah. Olive. Thomas B. March'20. 1772. 1821. July 15. b. Eneas. Josiah. all of whom lived in Gilmanton. Elizabeth Twichell. Oct. 10. m. Stephen. Seth and Eli. b. William. March 17. A. 1741. Esther. M. John. 26. b. 1746. 1780. and Matthias.. 1645. 1672.. m. Esq. Seth. 1665. Judith. .. son of Joel. Jan. Matthias. Nov. son of Ephraim. 1807. Dec. Feb. Eli. By his second wife. 1741.. Sarah Partridge. Ephraim.

HISTORY OF GILMANTON. 194 females. colored persons in 1800. . the whole number of males was 405. 1035 scholars. in 1840. . . 22 under 20 who cannot read and write 1 Academy. 185 males and 156 females. The whole population of Gilmanton. The number of families was 745.752 in 1830. the whole population was 3. 139 males and 111 females. .338 in 1812. In 1775.816. between 40 and 50. . 162 males and 204 females. under 5 years 203 males. 3 females. There were in Gilmanton.752 disannexed. in manufactures and trades 92. embracing 250 souls. 3 males and 5 females. 77 males and 95 females. MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY. in . 212 males and 213 females. it was 3. between 15 and 20. between 20 and 30. in 1790. and in 1840. between 90 and 100.000 in 1820. the number of pensioners 22. it was 4. 2 Insane and idiots 2 33 common schools. 201 males and 152 females. . 238 males and 296 females.613 in 1810. between 70 and 80. Deaf and dumb under 14. between 50 and 60.880. . 15 males and 20 females. the population was 2. the number of colored persons 8. 293 students 1 Theological Seminary. in 1767. 3 Professors and 28 students. PART IV. it was about 5. 211 males and 240 females. the town began to .485. total 775. . men engaged in agriculcommerce 8. males 1. between 30 and 40. between 60 and 70. Employments and Products. females 1. between 10 and 15. the time when manage its own affairs. of females 366. it 4. when Gilford was was 3. Population. was 45 families. between 5 and 10. in nav- ture 523. 3 Instructors. 40 males and 61 females.673. between 80 and 90.3. 123 males and 146 females.

of rye 2.^'3.'{^13.500 total capital of all manufactures 1. value of hats made .^350. Weare came near to the same amount.910.000 cloths made ^'27. as In the article of will appear by a comparison of its products.000. Gilmanton 18. June 21. and MereMeredith on Lake Winnipissiogee. pounds of sugar made 10. number of spindles 1.'^'9. 1781. swine 1. capital invested invested !^650 tal cotton foctory 1. Claremont.299.635. bushels of wheat 11.664. bushels of potatoes 84. The products of the dairy exceeded any other town by more than ^2. sheep 7.000. 2 .155.'^50 . hops 12.^'1. of Indian corn 13. Charlestown and VValpole on Connecticut River. . value of articles ed 5. persons employed 2. mills 11.554. 13. of dairy . and Walpole 18.117 But in neat cattle. in the learned professions 20. capisold . value of work brick and stone houses. wheat. Orlando Weed and wife. sides of sole leather tanned 310.412. capital ^1. Claremont 19. 10. capital invested . number of men employ- saddlers 3.512. of oats 12.542. . Nathan Morrill.522.^'22.807. was Dorothy.195. . Gilmanton in 1840. capital invested .<{^ — Births. .751. dith had 14.273. and m.591. Charlestown bushels. exceeded Gilmanton. value of home made goods . capital employed . Gihnanton is one of the best farming towns in the State. and also in the tons of hay cut by some hundreds. men employed6.900. produced more by 1000 than any other town.608. Oct. saw lumber sawed ^'4.125. tons of hay 5. surpassed all other towns in the State.262. capital !|^40. daughter of She was b.'^'5. capital .292 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY The horses and mules were 497.600 printing office 1. value igation 1.546.000. wax 22. . The first child born in Gilmanton. value of the orchards yield .1 10 school houses of brick. . 1 Seminary and 1 dwelling house of brick houses built in 1840. of barley 1. men employed 19. The first male child born in .780. cords of wood sold 1. tons of hemp and flax 1. done at these mills grist mills 7. value of construcvalue of all other manufactures not enumerated tion ^8.642.^600. neat cattle 4. value of .300.596. poultry valued at ^1. of buck wheat 29. tanneries 4.489. periodicals 1. 1762.^350 number of stores 12. 1 59. In Indian corn. value of !^ 22. . oil mills 1. pounds of wool 15. upper leather 725. persons employed 45.600.000 .

successively before any son. 1773. March 8. 1764. 12 years from the settlement of the town. and Sarah. 31. but the limited patronage forbids its ad. daughter of Oilman Lougee and vv'idow of Peter Dudley. Smith was Simeon Copp and Sarah Fellows. 15. Susan. 5. Deaths. and Elizabeth Parsons. is found to be much less than 11. son of Samuel Oilman. 13. Buzzell 30. Hannah town. about 80 Eld. viz. . 1762. another daughter of Rev. . Richard Martin 30 Elder Hezekiah D. and some even 15 children. Mr. Daniel Lancaster 1 15. There are now living the following persons born in town the same year with Joshua Mudgett. 3. is with his private papers probably lost. Elder Morrison 20 Elder Peter Clarke 125 Elder P. and Jonathan Taylor b. in the 16 months between Oct. . The statement which has been made that there were 1 1 daughters b. Aug. The record of marriages by Rev. Smith. The mences record of the in deaths kept by first Rev. Moore Leavitt. Mr. William Parsons. b. *25 . Levi. Nov. Parsons for the first 10 years. 6. Feb. There is no regular record of marriages to be found until after the ordination of Rev. . by Rev. 1764. 1764. 293 He m. Aug. The whole number of marriages by him in the 42 years of his ministry was 396 by Rev. Mr. . and Jonathan Conner b. 1766. and during the same year there was a second wedding in the same family between John Smith of Durham. The first couple m. . The earliest marriages in town of which any record has been found was between Joseph Badger. Mr. Isaac Smith. of the following year 1765. Mr. ber of births in the 20 famihes in town. appears on examinaThe whole numtions of the records to be without foundation. Walter Powers. The early families in town were generally large. 1773. 1764. and by other officiating clergymen a greater or less number. and Feb. of many of which no record is made. b. Also Daniel Oihnan b. com- 1774. 1. SpofFord 30 Rev. embracing most of them from 10 to 12.OF GILMANTON. A schedule of the marriages from the first settlement. in town. mittance. was prepared for this part of the History. . b. Aug. Parsons about 50 by the Rev. 1764. Feb. Jr. Aug. so far as ascertained. 15. His second wife was Phebe Merrill.. Richardson 50 Rev. Marriages. was Samuel Mudgett.

Joseph Philbrook. .] His was soon followed by another. is necessarily omitted. for the next ten 37 1-2. A — list of deaths from the first settlement of the town.456. '14. 87. of dysentery. at which time. 36 males and 35 females. 6 of measles and 6 of intemperance. dysentery 1826.294 Ai this d. Mr. 1812. but owing to the uneven surface of of the town. has been kept to the present time. 8 of consumption. The greatest number in any one year. . The following is a schedule contain . The first man who was JNicholas Gihnan. for the next ten years 7 7-10 for the next ten years 23 4-10 for the next ten 22 7-10. Gilford was disannexed.] A list of deaths nearly complete from the first settlement. 6 of The spotted fever fever. [see p. and other epidemics have occasionally existed. carrying off numbers. The average annual number of deaths for the first ten years was 2 1-2. prepared for this part.111. [see p. it is free from morasses and stagnant waters by which means the air is salubrious and the climate healthy. From that time the deaths have been 1.) 71. MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY date there had been 30 deaths in town. and now amounts to 2. was (in The measles. 83. prevailed in 1813. and fever prevailed 12 d.

aged 97.OF GILMANTON. 1718. John Lougee. 1710. 1829. 1794. Sept. 1724. Clifford b. then Thomas Chattle. d. aged 90. Richard Jones b. Nov. 1630. 1837. 9. Gilmanton. 1817. afPortsmouth. Sarah. in 1804. supposed to be 104. b. July 18. 1698. aged 94. Nov. 11. 1715. a colored man. 30. 1717. wife of Benjamin 1739. aged 93. 1707. b. 1816. Stephen Dudley. d. Sen.. d. 1838. b. Capt. d. 1814. April. aged 93. b. Hannah. Oct. 15. aged 94 years and 7 months. d. b. d. Sen. 1717. John Moody b. d. 1818. b. Simeon Copp. wife of Dea. 1827. aged 93 years and 6 months. 1791. aged 90. 1830. Exeter. Thomas Beal and John Lougee successively. 1836. her 100th year. aged 93. — The of the early settlers have lived to a great age. Sept. Benjamin Page b. aged 103. 1836. 1793. 1739. David Oilman b. 1737. 1.. 1738. in her lOOth year. Aug. aged 95. April. John Sanborn. Ordsvay b. widow of Thomas Flanders. m. Dea. 1733. 1716. 19. Jan. Benjamin French. aged 92 years. 1831. Mrs. aged 92. Catharine. March 27. Jackson b. Elizabeth Gate.. July 9. Ctesar Wallace. d. born b.. Sen. aged 99. widow of Gen. Mudgett. d. have died from their 90th year is a list of those who Mrs. d. Sanborn b. b. 1793. Mr. The widow of Abiathar San16. Peter Folsom b. Folsom. d. d. aged 90. a County pauper. d. d. Aug. 1830. 1739. William Smith b. 1746. Sen. 1810. the wife of Benjamin. aged 92. 1829. d. Many following upward forty in all. aged 91. William Prescott b. d. aged 93. May. 1819. d. 1739. in originally Dennett. d. Mrs. 1701. Mrs. 1722. 27. Henry Marsh b. July 23. d. July. widow of 1746. 1816. Aug. first a Jackson. 1823. b. John Dudley b. Aug. Oct. 2. aged 90. in his 90th year. d. 2. Edmund. b. 1705. aged 102. 1703. Exeter. 1829. 1748. French. John Gilman b. Mrs. aged 97. March 30. 295 Longevity. April 3. Jan. 1834. 1804. aged 97. d. Widow of Enoch Badger. d. d. in Wld. aged 95. Hannah Foss b.5. . Hannah. Hannah. Mar. b. 181. June. Joseph Badger. Oct. 22. 8. Dec. ased 90. in Rowley. aged 97. 1746. in terward wife ot Joseph Philbrook. 1809. Sept. Ms. Dr. Robert Moulton. Judith Lougee. d. supposed to be more than 100. son of Ebenezer Tenney. in Gilmanton. Mrs. aged 91. 1737. Whipple at the poor house. d. the mother of Dea. Jan. Abraham Smith. d. b. 1694. 1839. d. b. 1837. Oct. 1840. Feb. d. d. d. widow of Col. d.

1752. widow of Lieut. 1753. Widow of Jacob Tucker. 1755. d. Olive. Nov. 9. 1844. aged 96. aged 90 wanting 12 days. Feb. 2. June 2. d. Samuel French b. aged 92. A short time before. Abigail Burleigh Parsons. aged 92. d. Widow of Benjamin Oilman. March 4. June 11. 1753. July 23. Jeremiah Conner of Gilmanton. Paul Otis b. Dec.. the following persons 90 years old and upward. Mar. Mary Roundy d. aged 90. Nathaniel. 1754. widow of Dudley. in her 95th Elizabeth. April 3. Abraham Parsons b. his wife. 1752. d. 1752. aged 91. Peaslee Badger b. Esq. 1839. 1. Feb. Richard Elkins b. In the month of January. 1745. tionary pensioner. fell from the neap of a loaded cart descending a hill in Nottingham. son of ly killed fall Thomas from a horse. 1753. in her 90th year. 1751. was chocked by a bone passing into the throat. The wife of John Lougee. Feb. b. aged 100. July 4. John Melcher was suddenly by a limb of John Swett was killed by a limb of a tree. May 20. 1750. 1779. 1746. a tree. aged 94. b. Nov. 1794. 1840. April 11. aged 90. aged 98. Jan. June 28. b. Joshua Oilman. John Shepard. widow of d. 23. Ezekiel French b. year. father of Jonathan. aged 90 wantZachariah Kelsey. April 23. and the wheel passing over him he was instantly killed. aged 92. d. 2. viz. she held in her arms 12. aged Joseph Lougee b. ing one month. 1824.296 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY Hawke. July 4. while sitting at the table. " Nov. Anna Casualties. d. b. 2. b. 1841. 1845. aged 103. b. Mehetable Hutchinson. aged 91. Aug. 7. 1844. July 6. an infant of the 5th generation. April 22. 17. 1791. a colored man and a revoluMay 21. 1844. Taylor. Harper. Jonathan Perkins. 21. and immediately expired. 1842. there were living in the town of Gilmanton. 1750. aged 93. relict ol John Dudley. 1754. Mar. A child died by a 1788. July 15. Joseph Morrill b. 1755. aged 93. 17. d. . was suddenkilled by the fall of a tree. May 1. 95. Mary. June. aged 90. widov/ of David Bean. 1829. 1795. Mrs. May 22.

died in seven hours. Polly Hutchinson chocked herself. ClarrisThey were amputated. Mr. by tying a garter round her neck. was 1819. A Mr. Oct. The large brick Factory and Factory store and 1823. but sa Bean had her limbs broken. Nathaniel 1822. . and was 1821. himself into the pond. Andrew Page. '•' '•' March. was burned to 1814. 10. death in distillery. Wife of Caleb Bean was killed by lightning. aged 25. 16. 297 Two girls were killed in Col. 1799. Benjamin Mudgett. Jan. Stephen Swett was consumed by fire. " Nov. John Moody took fire. Feb. and a girl 7 years old. and some of them were badly injured. Prescott's saw mill.OF GILMANTON. was chocked 1808. and burned to the ground. 3d. Smith. broke his skull and immediately expired. daughter of Samuel Brown. Josiah. while raking hay on the Sabbath. Beede hung himself. she did not recover. John Dow ran out of the meetinghouse. Dec. by the heated liquor boiling over upon him. July 15. struck his head upon the door rock. The fire was communicated from the picking room. 19. son of John Shepard. an only son of his parents. Aug. May. May 28. with beans going down the wind pipe. 22. was burned to death. Levi Grant was killed by falling of a tree. 1800. The house of Mr. An infant child of Daniel Pulsifer was burned to death. 9. Folsom. Buzzell's child bled to death. •' Thomas Oilman. threw 1809. and was drowned. were burned. Gilmanton Academy took fire. April. Old Mrs. Esq. Jan. was stepping out at the door. July 3. shot himself in Boston. A Mr. April. 13. Drowned while bathing in Rocky pond. 11. Engine house at Meredith Bridge. and spread so rapidly that the girls in the upper loft were obliged to jump from the windows. 1797. " June. A child of Capt. burned to death. House of Capt. Jan. burned to the ground with nearly all it contained. Jan. July 2. caught by the shaft. Jan. fell as he 1807. Drew froze to death. the first settler. 1820. 1802. mother of Stephen Smith. a young man belonging to this town.

Several other persons in the same house were prostrated. " The dwelling house of Thomas Burns. 1824. ing scalding water from the spout ol" a coffee pot. 27. Mrs.. that after lingering a while. Mar. 28. on his return from town meeting.. Feb. 1826. John. 5. 12. was consumed by fire. struck. " Aug. 1825. 1. Sept. " Sept. " Feb. 6. " Auff. " Mrs. " July 1. A son of Daniel Thurston hung himself. Barter hung herself on the Sabbath beApril 25. 24. in 1 his hand ground off a cider mill. Durgin was killed by swallowFeb. May 26. 827. 23. was drowned at Meredith Bridge. 20. " June 9. 11. in The " fire was communicated bed clothes the night. and a pest house was set up. " " Bridge. A man by the name of Thomas Colby was kill- ed and others wounded. aged 19. 18. 10. Feb. hind the door in a dark closet. " Nov. to death at the 1828. Mad. Bachelder was burned poor house. was drowned while bathing in Young's pond. Feb. 6. John Gunnison hunij himself in the horse shed at the Friend's Meeting House. death 1823. was consumed by fire. John Thurston died suddenly in his field. M 16. and died in a few hours. A man fell from his horse near Meredith Bridge and was killed. " A child of Mr. 11. Jan. David Ellsworth had Oct. Jonathan Grant was killed by the bursting of water from a mill pond. . The small pox broke out a mile and half from Many were vaccinated. Sarah Smith was burned to the so that she died. he died. M. " The wife of John Parsons was taken suddenly senseless ^ and speechless. while mowino. Aug. Hiram Brown was killed by lightning. Oct. A tree fell on James Garmon injuring him so. aged 70. A young man by the name of Rundlett. son of George Dicy. by blasting iron ore on Gunstock Mt. Mr. John Blanchard had his leg amputated for a white swelling. 1. Esq.298 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY Perkins Sanborn fell from the sleigh. and after lingering died March 17. Mar. and instantly expired. " Capt. The dwelling house of the Widow Mary Price.

Merrill's. Goodwin was found hanging by the Dec. " In Oct. his head and limbs bruised. " Aug. " June 27. 3. B. near Meredith Bridge. A daughter of Jeremiah Leavitt had a fall by which her limbs were broken. son of Benjamin Mudgett cut his throat with a razor. Dow was instantly killed. took fire and burnt down. cated. was so burned that she died. John Page's dwelling house took fire and bnrn1829. 1832. so that mortification died " ensued. of Gilford. 4 The body was consumed arid the joints were dislomonths. Isaac Avery was killed while blasting rocks* in Charlestown. Ebenezer Smith. " Aug. and she was so injured that she in 24 hours. where he had hung from the 1st of Sept. 2. John. Stephen P. while turnHis neckhandkerchief caught. 22. Loss estimated at ^900. was thrown from a wagon. " June 19. 15. Joshua. on land of Joseph Nutter in Barnstead. ing iron in a machine sliop. About 4 o'clok in the afternoon of the Sabbath. son of Frank Sanborn. June 2. 1831.. Ms. 1830. tlirew himself into a well in Barnstead. 299 " John Allen killed at Meredith Bridge. while acting as agent in building a steam boat at Lake Village. drawing his neck upon the roller and severing his windpipe.OF GILMANTON. ed to the ground. The dwelling house of the widow of Asa Tilton. and was drowned.. A Mr. Feb. 1833. the barns of Joseph Sanborn and John Gilman were struck with lightning and were burned to the ground. while returning from seaport with his team. " June 12. " May 28. A man by the name of Bell was drowned. Sept. Samuel Maxfield was killed by blasting rocks. The barn of Col. together with . April 24. extending a foot and a half longer tlian when living.. Heath was drowned in the rivev at M. 7. 4. daughter of Pearson Cogswell. near the Iron Works. two cows and two calves. 31. June 20. Esq. Nicholas Durrell was struck with lightning and consumed with 30 tons of hay. neck by a leathern strap in the woods. and brought home to be buried. Feb. " Mary Caroline. May 27. " Aug. while prying rocks. " Isaac E. Samuel Bachelder was drowned near P.

May 22. " July 15. Feb. " Feb. Benjamin ratsbane. meeting house. Died suddenly. 11. Ephraim Price died in a fit of apoplexy. March 7. and Gaswell and the horse were lost. Esq. and saw mill at Meredith Bridge were destroyed by fire. and daughter of Jno. The wife of Eph'm Mallard hung herself. iE 41. 9. therein contained. Mr. Paper mill. having left the Portsmouth stage. Joseph Hoit of Gilford. 26. 27. 11. he. a revolutionary pensioner. 1836.. committed suicide by drowning. 1. just at dark to go across to his house. Samuel Gate. Esq. fell suddenly dead in the door 1840. Burnham poisoned himself by taking 1839. John Davis was found in his rum — self in the Winnipissiogee. wife of Benjamin Sanborn. ploughs. Joseph Gilman of a neighbor's bouse. Pillsbury. together with the dwelling house and out buildings of Lyman B. Daniel Burleigh was drowned in a pond near the Factory south road. Smith. " Nov.. consumed the Cong'l. " June 4. " Brackett Lamprey and Mr.300 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY tons of hay. cart wheels. drowned him- Oct. " July 1. Samuel Brown. and be- . grist mill. 1838. 3. Jesse Cobbett in his sleep. 16. Mrs. Fire at Meredith Bridge. " May 19. " Dec. 12. Davenport hung himself in his store in '" Meredith. was met by a squall of wind and snow. Staniford Jackson drowned himself in the Winnipissiogee. Walker. " June 16. a one legged man. broke through the ice in the Lake and both he and his horse were drowned. " Nov. June 13. dead with a jug of arms in Joshua Pulsifer's pasture is supposed to have''died from intoxication. half a mile. Gilford. near Meredith Bridge. Feb. Esq. aged 48. 1837. Sally. while sitting in her chair and holding a child in her arms. *' Aug. in the night. and died. Dr. fell from his chair in his store and suddenly expired. jumped out of a window in the third story of a tavern at Meredith Bridge. 40 " harrows. A daughter of Benjamin Weeks. Thom. Esq.. Jan. of Meredith. Gaswell fell with their horse thro' the ice in the Lake.

In the year 1773. gious meeting. Daniel Sargeant. 24. " May 8. " Hannah Garmon wandered from the poor house. of borax taken accidentally. Smith's meeting house by the town. Besides this. May 1. was commenced the occupied by individuals. when his wife returned from meeting on the Sabbath. about IS. Daniel Pulsifer died of a mysterious cause. while nursing a sick woman. . 20. " Oct. 1841. and in May. 18. which was being drawn off by a team. Joseph Philthis ground took place. Francis Marden was killed instantly in a shop 1843. Aug. at Dover. 20. Hiram Freeman died by means Aug. John Adams hung himself in his barn by a cord twisted from new made hay of only eight blades. Feb. brook. 26 . 31. " child of Rev. a portion of the same lot was laid out and appropriated for a public burying place. Soon after the erection of the Rev. and the horse being frightened ran and mangled his body so that he died in a few hours. and was Abigail Ladd was found found dead in Moses Peaslee's field. was so badly burnt by her clothes taking fire that she died. Feb. morning he was found dead and frozen. John Cotton had his legs caught in the whiffle tree of a wagon. Mr. numerous burying places have been early settlers. Grave Yards. 1844. 13. by the falling upon him of the floor of a chamber fill- A ed with lumber. on School Lot No. dead in Richard Griffin's pasture. '< A boy of John Goodwin was suddenly killed by a stump. 1845. A daughter of Mr.OF GILMANTON. The wife of John Lougee fell dead in a reli1842. and many hundreds of our townsHere especially he the remains of a great many of the men. 301 ing aged and The next stiff he fell and could not rise again. This public burying ground has since been enlarged and surand has become the resting rounded by a substantial stone wall place of pastor and people. Mr. 1. James Allen was found dead in the pasture. 1776. Aug. supposed to be ossification of the muscles of the throat. second range of 40 acres. the first interment on It was the body of Mr. one of the Building Committee of the meeting house.

302 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY Oilman family. and several were taken up and removed to it. David Bean.. combining pleasing associations the resting places of departed friends. are Hon. Ossipee Dea.. Esq. and Robert Glidden buried that In 1816. in 1776. Alfred Prescott. Treasurer. Jr. Simeon Copp. Of various other grounds is used for deposits of the dead. Thorndike. and the same. and is located have issued nearly 9. the ground near Nicholas Buzthe Academy In 1808.. President. the grave yard near the Sanborn burying ground and in 1792. Columbia Dea. which might have been arranged with regularity and taste... Col. . Greely. Barrington Job Otis. Col. . Joseph R. and in 1811. Simeon Cop^. Gilmanton Hon. Esq. school house was commenced. and Nancy Cotton In 1774. Farrar's. John Fox. Jr. amount to about The Directors of the Company.500. near Calvin Hov^^e's private burying ground of store. Cyrus Gilman.. and John L.^'300. Esq. at . Cyrus Gilman and Capt. the grave yard near Capt.000 about -^'5. Mead and James Gordon. Wolfeborough John Lancaster. Hon. with Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Esq. 1839. Meredith Russell Darling. Thomas Cogswell. Tamworth Durham. . Auditors. Morrill Shepard. in 1805. Esquires. Esq. Joseph Weymouth. . Badger.000. Lamprey and Joseph Clifford. Stephen Weeks. . .000. the burying lot by Robinson's zell's was first used. year. covering risks amounting to the Premium Notes taken for insuring July. George McDaniell. Esq. the family burying ground of Pages. TimHon. They Policies. Franklin William Badger. In 1798. Clark's meeting house. to the to information too imperfect be here inserted. Benjamin B. Secretary. This Company was incorporated in Gilmanton Centre Village.. Jeduthun Farrar.. the burying place on the farm of JereWilson was first used. . that by Eld. . buried there. William . HoUo Esq. Pittsfield. Stephen Weeks.. tiie In 1795. Daniel Wentworth. the burying ground near miah the Iron Works was laid out. Alfred Prescott. the small grave yard near the Baptist meeting house began to be occupied and Isaiah Clough buried there. In 1778. Stephen L... It is much be lamented that some two or three large and central ceme^ries had not been early laid out. Esq. . Strafford Thomas Tash. . Esq.. . Capt. Esq. Nev/ othy Cooke.

About 9 o'clock a called Nova Scotia weather.. a heavy shock of an earthquake was felt through the town. . and has usually been called During 40 days there was neither raia the Canada winter. July 4. were 6 feet 1763. 25. In March of this year. 1769. the Sabbath. 1825. was and 1823. Nov. the crust would bear ox teams. this and the subsequent winter. 303 Weather and Climate. 1806. which swept away fences.OF GILMANTON. Hay was very scarce and sold for ^ 16 per ton in the field. Snow 8 feet deep this winter. a slight frost July 26. there was sleighing some days. It was so warm and pleasant that. The corn crop was very small. November was the coldest month in the year. turned over trees. deep on a level. that many who were heated with warm atmosphere of the morning and were absent from home. snow fell on the 19th of May. 28. in Gilmanton. The whole of the season was Sept. During the great eclipse there was such a change from heat to cold. but turned to rain. was occupied in repairing fences so tect the crops from the cattle. many built stone wall. Many sowed their wheat on the 22d of March. 1819. The weather was so cold that men when hoeing corn repaired to the house to warm and even put on over coats and mittens. Wild geese appeared Mar. The winter was long and cold. which was of men and beasts in many places. A shock of an earthquake was felt in the town1826. June 16. 23. 1810. About 7 o'clock in the evening. There was a snow storm commenced. 23. June. and snow banks continued visible until the 18th of jMay. destroying the lives The next day. 28. Many families moved upon the crust. 7 inches of snow fell. and large loads of funiture. There was 7 inches of 1815. There Oct. Aug. A great frost cut off all the crops. was the coldest day ever known. became excessively chilled and fatal sickness ensued of which they died. 1814. 1827. and also the subsequent one. and even upset many buildings. and has since been called the cold Friday. 1761. furious tempest commenced. and in 1822. 19. in Feb. Jan. The snows nor thaw. March ploughed and sowed. as to pro- 1816. 1780.

No. some buildings were burned. 25. 1833. 72 66 57 4. Dec. and the autumn very dry. 1844. May May June June June 26. spring. Jan. time of appletree bloom. 1824. 30. 93 25 June 30. Sept. 1835. March 24. 1843. 30. The following tables are from the Journals of different individuals. 1. 24. In the winter of this year. Jan. 1833. 27. 53 54 53 51 6 6 9 10 11 ft 4 in. 1825. 7. 18 26° July 20. Feb. 18. 19. 1821. 1838. 1840. 92° 20 July 6. 29. 1823. May 18. 92 July 12. 6. and great damage was done by fires in the woods. First Do. Jan.l3. 5. the snows were excessively deep. night many buildings were burnt.28. March 29. 95 Depth. 1837. " 27. 26. The coldest day for many years. Dec. Mar. 3 1-2 11 " 96 HI 82 94 103 98 79 90 98 113 83 123 94 109 68 58 71 60 67 52 51 9 8 4 5 10 12 7 13 8 May May May May May May May June 2. 1822. 1834. 183-2. .304 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY 1829. heat. 22. frost in First frost in fall.28. Dec. Last Greatest Cold. 1. cattle came to the barn in Sept. Robin. 1832. Sept. 4. 5. 20. Jan. 14. 13. of rains. 18. 92 14 July 11. Mar. Apr. 28. water in streams and wells failed. 1839. Sept. 16. During the 1835. beasts froze to death. A severe frost killed all the corn and beans. There have been 17 weeks of good sleighing. Mar. 5. of snows. Mercury sunk 25"^ below zero. May May May 28. Sept. 16. for some days. 1836. 27. 1841. was the coldest day for many years. 1842. There have been 20 weeks of good sleighing. 1836. Some frost all three of the summer months. 1831. No. May June 9. Sept. May 22. 25. Men and 1830.




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