History of Cheshire County New Hampshire

Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, New Hampshire. Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis. 1886.

The First Congregational (Unitarian) Society, Dublin NH

The First Congregational (Unitarian) society, located at Dublin village, was originally organized, with forty members, in 1772, Rev. Joseph Farrar, being the first pastor. Their first church building, erected in that year, was succeeded by a second in 1818, and that in turn by the present, built in 1852. The latter is a fine wooden …

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The First Baptist Church, Fitzwilliam, NH

The First Baptist church, located at Fitzwilliam, was organized in 1815, with six or eight members, by Rev. Nathaniel Bowes, of Richmond, Rev. Arnot Allen being the first pastor. The church building, erected in 1842, will seat 250 persons, cost $1,800.00, and is valued, including grounds, etc., at $5,000.00. The society now has sixty-two members, …

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The Evangelical Congregational Church, Harrisville, NH

The Evangelical Congregational church of Harrisville was organized September 22, 1840, by a council composed of clergymen and delegates from the following towns: Swanzey, Troy, Antrim. New Ipswich. and Warwick, Mass., with thirty-one members, the first pastor being Rev. Otis C. Whiton. Their church building was erected in 1840-43, a brick structure capable of seating …

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The Baptist Church of Harrisville, New Hampshire

The Baptist church and society, located at Pottersville, was organized by Elder Ballou and his son, Maturin, at the house of John Muzzey, December 7, 1785, with thirty members, the Rev. Maturin Ballou being the first pastor. In 1829 the church was re-organized and now has about seventy members. The church building was originally built …

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Tax Records of Dublin NH

In the tax-lists for 1760, ’61, and ’62, we find the name of John Alexander in the first; John Alexander, William McNee, and James Taggart, in the second; and the following in the third: John Alexander, William McNee, James Taggart, William Taggart, Henry Strongman, Samuel Twitchell, Levi Partridge, William Greenwood and Joseph Twitchell, Jr. From …

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Revolutionary War Soldiers and Military History of Jaffrey, NH

The following Jaffrey soldiers in the Revolution are mentioned in the state report : Ephraim Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Adams, George Atridge, Daniel Avery, Joseph Bates, Jonathan Blodgett, John Briant, Alpheus Brigham, Asaph Brigham, Joseph Brooks, Simeon Burt, Joseph Cutter, Moses Cutter, Nathan Cutter, James Cutter, John Davidson, Matthew Davis, Jonathan Dean, Benjamin Dole, John …

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Rev. Bunker Gay

Rev. Bunker Gay, born in Dedham, Mass., was educated at Harvard college, and was ordained a clergyman in the Congregational church. He came to Hinsdale in 1763, and was the first settled pastor of the Congregational church in the town. His church was located near the residence of Mr. Ivory S. Ide, and his parish …

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Military in Gilsum NH

During the war of the Revolution Gilsum had no Tories to report. Col. Ashley’s seventh company, numbering fifty-seven men, almost all of whom belonged in Gilsum and Surry, marched to the relief of Ticonderoga, in June, 1777. In another regiment, under Col. Moses Nichols, the ninth company, comprising forty men, was about half from Gilsum …

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Military History of Marlboro, New Hampshire

As early in the Revolutionary contest as 1775, at least six of Marlboro’s scanty population joined the continental army, viz.: Moses Tucker, Timothy Rogers, Robert Worsley, Daniel Collins, Lieutenant James Brewer and Pearson Newell. In a report made by the selectmen on the 3d of October of that year, however, the number is given at …

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Military History of Keene, New Hampshire

During the period of the Revolution, Keene performed her part faithfully. In 1773 the foot company of Keene numbered 126, under command of Col.. Josiah Willard. The alarm list, numbering forty-five, seems to have been made up of the older men, including many of the original settlers; the selectmen of Keene, David Nims. Eliphalet Briggs, …

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