The classic work often cited by more contemporaneous authors on early New England families and the records of them found within the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, Strand, the Public Record Office, Fetter Lane, and the British Museum, Bloomsbury, while on a visit in London during the summer and fall of 1879.
Samuel H. Edes, a retired lawyer of the village of Newport, was born here, March 31, 1825, son of Amasa and Sarah (Hart) Edes. Samuel Edes, his grandfather, was an early settler of Antrim, N.H., an active farmer and a Revolutionary soldier. Samuel’s life was mainly spent in Peterboro, N.H., where he died at the remarkable age of one hundred years. He had nine children. Amasa Edes was born about the year 1792. Having graduated from Dartmouth in 1817, he came in 1823 to Newport, where he subsequently practised law for a period extending over sixty years. He was successful