Category Archive: Merrimack Co., New Hampshire

Mar 14

Matrilineal Monday: Margaret E. Gale

Margaret Elizabeth (Gale) Brown

My great grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Gale (daughter of Eliphalet and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale was born in Concord, New Hampshire on the 16th of May 1851.[1] She married Alfred H. Brown on the 20th of January  1872 in Canterbury, New Hampshire.[2] Alfred was a merchant in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Margaret died 15 January 1919.[3]


1) Death Registration of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, Box #500, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire; and James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1y727-1912, 2 volumes, Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156.
2) “Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1719-1931,” Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259048, item 3.
3) Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Gale, “New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947,” Online Database from the New Hampshire State Department of Vital Records and Health Statistics at


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Mar 09

Wordless Wednesday: Emma Jenkins


Emma Jenkins (1847-1906)




Emma Jenkins, born 9 November 1847 & died 6 March 1906 [Annual Report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Loudon, New Hampshire: The Town, 1907].
The identification on the reverse side of the photograph is in the hand of Alice M. (Brown) Perkins.

Emma was the wife of John Butters Perkins…They were my great grandparents.


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Mar 08

Tombstone Tuesday: Perkins & Jenkins

Tombston of John Butters Perkins; his wife, Emma Jenkins; and their daughter, Louise B.,

These tombstone are located in the Moore Cemetery behind the Congregational Church in Loudon Village, New Hampshire.

John B. Perkins
Jan. 25, 1844 – May 1, 1918
Emma A. his wife
Nov. 3, 1847 – Mar. 6, 1906
Louise B. Perkins
July 6, 1875-July 31, 1885

Tombstone of William & Joanna B. Jenkins, and three of their children

William and Joanna Jenkins were the parents of Louise B. Jenkins.

William Jenkins, June  8, 1811 – Mar. 18, 1896
Joanna B. His Wife
Apr. 18, 1811 – Nov. 25, 1888
Mary H., Jan. 10, 1833 – Dec. 30, 1889
Louise J. Jan. 10, 1836 – Feb 9, 1900
Etta G. Apr. 1, 1850 – Mar. 19, 1854.

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Mar 02

Wordless Wednesday: Alice M. Brown

Alice Margaret Brown (about 1901)

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Feb 25

Alfred Brown’s Hog

Alfred H. Brown’s hog with Alfred (left) and Alfred’s brother-in-law, Clarence S. Gale (right), Canterbury, New Hampshire, year unknown.

Originally published in Anamnesis

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