Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #24 Eliphalet Gale

EGale1890ELIPHALET GALE, born 16 December 1806 in Gilmanton, Strafford County (now Belknap); and died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 16 April 1891.[1] He is buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.[2]

Eliphalet married, first. HANNAH GALE, daughter of Stephen Gale & Lois Patten on 28 December 1836.9 Hannah died in Concord on 19 August 1849.[3]

They had the following children:

i.            STEPHEN EDWIN GALE, born on 7 Jan 1842 in Concord.[4] Stephen Edwin died in Canterbury on 29 Jan 1890. [5]   Stephen was buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.[6]

On 3 December 1871 Stephen married CLARA PEASLEE, daughter of Zaccheus Peaslee & Betsey A. Parrish, in Gilmanton.[7] Clara was born on 16 August 1846 and died on 20 March 1913. [8]

ii.            MARTHA ANNA GALE, born on 20 December 1844 in Concord.[9] Martha Anna died in Concord on 21 June 1847, and was buried in Gilmanton.[10]

iii.            ELIPHALET FRANK GALE, born on 24 February 1848 in Concord.[11]

On 22 October 1872 he married FANNIE BENNETT.[12] Elipahlet and Fannie had one child, Chester Howard Gale.

 Eliphalet married, second, Mary Jane Merrill, daughter of Jonathan Merrill and Margaret Clark, on 26 June 1850.[13] Mary Jane was born 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts,[14] and died in Canterbury on 28 June 1906. [15]

Eliphalet and Mary Jane had the following children:

i.            MARGARET ELIZABETH GALE, born on 16 May 1851 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[16] Margaret Elizabeth died in Canterbury, on 15 Jan 1919.[17]Buried on 18 Jan 1919 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.[18]

M. Lizzie Gale married ALFRED H. BROWN, son of Hermon Brown & Sophronia Prescott, in Canterbury on the 20th of January 1872.[19]  Alfred was born on 14 July 1838 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[20] Alfred Hermon died in Canterbury on 4 October 1921.[21] Margaret and Alfred had four children.

ii.            GEORGE HOWARD GALE, born on 26 March 1853 in Concord.[22] George Howard died in 1932; he was 78.7 Buried in 1932 in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.7

On 17 October 1900 when George Howard was 47, he married MARTHA FICHTEL, daughter of Carl F. Fichtel & Elizabeth Dolde, in New York City. [23] Martha was born on 30 June 1872 in New York, NY.[24] Martha died in 1964.[25]

iii.            WILLIAM CLARK GALE, born on 6 March 1855 in Concord.[26] William Clark died in Canterbury on 20 April 1865 at the age of ten. [27]

iv.            ANNA GERTRUDE GALE, born on 23 Jan 1858 in Canterbury.[28] Anna Gertrude died in Sommerville, Middlesex County, Massachusettes, on 28 February 1903.25

On 10 July 1886 when Anna Gertrude was 28, she married GEORGE M. CLOUGH9 in Canterbury. [29] George was born on 28 May 1863 in Warner, Merrimack County.25 Anna Gertrude and George Clough had three children.

v.            MINNIE FRANCES GALE, born on 9 October 1860 in Canterbury. [30]

On 19 July 1883 when Minnie Frances was 22, she married ROBERT FRAME, son of James Frame & Agnes Garroway, in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[31] Robert was born in 1858, perhaps in Glasgow, Scotland.

vi.           SARAH ANGIE GALE, born on 27 July 1863 in Canterbury. [32] Sarah Angie died in Canterbury on 26 April 1865. [33]

vii.             CLARENCE SIDNEY GALE, born on 18 April 1865 in Canterbury. [34]

On 19 October 1887 Sidney married LILLIAN M. MORRILL in Canterbury. [35] Lillian was born on 10 February 1866.[36]

viii.            BERTHA MAY GALE, born on 16 May 1869 in Canterbury. [37] Bertha May died on 20 October 1943.[38] Buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.[39]

On 8 June 1890 Bertha married JOHN O. HOUSTON, son of Robert Houston & Adaline Duncklee, in Canterbury.[40] John was born on 6 April 1858 in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and died in Boscawen, Merrimack County, on 11 July 1924.[41]

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Notes

[1] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[2]Tombstone of Eliphalet Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road).

[3] Lyford , History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Tombstone of Hannah Gale, wife of Eliphalet, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road).

[4] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[5] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[6] Tombstone of Stephen E Gale and Clara Peaslee, his wife, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road); hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Stephen E. Gale, et al.

[7] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Vital Records 1, Family History Library microcopy 1,007,165.

[8] Tombstone of Stephen E. Gale et al.

[9] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[10] Tombstone of Martha Annna, only daughter of Eliphalet & Hannah Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road)..

[11] Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths

[12] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 263.

[13] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[14] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, 1909), 84

[15] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and New Hampshire Death Records, 1901-1948,” Online database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010, FamilySearch.org, FHL microfilm, 316 reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; hereinafter cited as Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown.

[16] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 15 January 1919, Canterbury, New Hampshire

[17] Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown; and Grave marker of Margaret E. Gale Brown,” Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street, Concord, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[18] Tombstone of Margaret E. Gale Brown,” Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street, Concord, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[19] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 46; Charles Henry Chandler, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 276; hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich; and Index of Marriages, Canterbury, Family History Library microfilm 2,259,048, item 3.

[20]Chandler, History of New Ipswich, 276.

[21] Annual Report of the Town Officers of the Town of Canterbury (Canterbury, New Hampshire: The Town, 1922), 62.

[22] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[23] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[24] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[25] Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[26] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[27] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[28] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[29] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157; and Marriage record of George M. Clough and Anna Gertrude Gale

[30] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[31] Marriages Registered in the town of Canterbury, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931; and Marriage Record of Robert Frame and Minnie F. Gale, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” Online database,  FamilySearch.org.

[32] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury, page 130, Canterbury Records of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1719–1931, FHL microfilm 2,259,048, item 3; hereinafter cited as Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury.

[33] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[34] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 256; and Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury, page 136.

[35] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157.

[36] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 263.

[37] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157.

[38] Tombstone of Bertha May (Gale) Houston, Online database, http://www.findagrave.com/, viewed 16 April 2013; hereinafter cited as Tombstone of May Houston.

[39] Tombstone of Bertha May Houston

[40] Marriage Record of John O. Houston and Bertha M. Gale, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, Online database at FamilySearch.org.

[41] Tombstone of John O. Houston, Online database, http://www.findagrave.com/, viewed 16 April 2013

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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #24 John Foss

Most of the information for the family of John Foss is found in the derivative work by Guy S. Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, and delayed marriage records filed in the early 1900s with the state of New Hampshire.

John Foss. , born on 28 August 1781 in Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire and died in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 30 April 1863.[1]

John was married three times.

  • John married, first, Lucy Hayes in probably in, Strafford County.
  • John married, second, Mercy Montgomery who died on 14 November1853 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.[2]
  • John married, third, Emily P. Clough on 4 March 1857.[3]

John and Lucy and three children children:

i.        JOHN HAYES FOSS, born in Strafford, Strafford County.[4] Buried in Pittsfield, Merrimack County.

On 24 Jun 1838 John Hayes married SARAH ABIGAIL DENNETT in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[5]

ii.        JOANNE B. FOSS, born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford County, and died on 25 November1888.[6] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County.11 On, 2 August 1832 when Joanne B. was 21, she married WILLIAM JENKINS in Belmont, Belknap County.[7]

                         iii.        COMFORT B. FOSS, born about 1814 in Strafford, Strafford County.[8] Comfort B. died on 1 February 1850.[9] On 1 January 1834 when Comfort married GEORGE PERKINS in Barnstead, Belknap County.[10] Comfort B. Perkins was buried in the Old Hopkinton Cemetery.[11]

John and Mercy  had the two children:

i.        MERCY ELIZABETH FOSS, born in 1827 and died in Chichester on 1 February 1869.[12]  Mercy Elizabeth married NATHANIEL BATCHELDERon the 3rd of May 1846, in Hopkington.[13]

ii.        JONAH MONTGOMERY FOSS, born in 1829 in Strafford, Strafford County and died in Hopkinton, on 23 Jul 1882.[14]

Jonathan Montgomery married ALVIRA CONNOR, daughter of Abel Connor & Hannah Whitney was on 8 January 1827and died in Hopkinton, on 9 August 1881.[15]

Census Record:

  • John and Mercy were enumerated on the 4th of September 1850 in Hopkinton with household members: Jonah M. Foss, age 30; Alvira C. Foss, age 33; and John M. Foss, age 2.[16]
    John had real property valued at $2,500.
  • John and Emily were enumerated in Hopkinton on 19 June 1860 in the home of his father, John Foss, with 4 additional household members: Jona G.M. Foss, Alvira Foss [wife of Jonah], John, age 12, and George, age 9 [sons of Jonah and Alvira].[17]
    John had real property valued at $3,500 and personal property valued at $1,100.

Boundary Considerations[18]

1781. John Foss allegedly born in Strafford County.

1832. John’s daughter, Joanne (or Joan) married William Jenkins in Belmont incorporated in 1859 (originally part of Gilmanton, perhaps called Upper Gilmanton in Strafford County (1840 in Belknap County)

1834. John’s daughter, Comfort married George Perkins in Barnstead (incorporated in 1827), Strafford County (1840 in Belknap County).

1850. John and his wife Mercy enumerated in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

1860. John and his wife Emily enumerated in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

1863. John Foss died in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

  • One of the original New Hampshire counties, Strafford was created 29 April 1769.
  • Merrimack County was formed from Grafton, Hillsborough, and Rockingham Counties in 1823.

Suggestions for Future Research

Town Records are extremely helpful. We have the names of two towns in original Strafford County, Strafford, Gilmanton and Barnstead, it would be prudent to start with the town records of Strafford and Barnstead in mention of John Foss and members of his family.

Since John is recorded with property in 1850 and 1860, it is necessary to study the deeds of Merrimack County. Since the town of Hopkinton was near the boundary of Hillsborough County and Rockingham County prior to the formation of Merrimack County in 1823, it may also me necessary to search for Foss deeds in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties as well.

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Notes:

[1] Guy S. Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family (Concord, New Hampshire: Typescript, 1917), 74. Hereinafter cited as Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family.

[2] “Barnstead, N.H., Marriage Records,” 76.

[3] “New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM91.1/FD2B-TH9; accessed 5 July 2004,  FHL microfilm 1000993.

[4] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 142.

[5] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11835-35694-68?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243151 > image 2056 of 5021; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[6] “Tombstone of William Jenkins; Joanna B, his wife; and children, Mary H, Louise j, and Etta G,” Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire.

[7] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11823-40804-17?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243056 > image 4892 of 5063; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[8] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 74.

[9] “age 36 yrs, 3 mo & 1 day,“ Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 74.

[10] ““Marriage Record of Georgia Perkins and Comfort Foss,” 1 January 1834, Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire, Online database, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947 at FamilySearch.org, 5 August 2013.

[11] Memorial #83,635,895 to Comfort B. Perkins by “Ken – TN,” 18 January 2012, viewed on FindAGrave.com, 5 July 2014.

[12] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[13] Mercy is called Miss Mary E Foss on the delayed marriage record recorded on 14 December 1905 by J. A. Fuller, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11063-171324-45?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243110 > image 4107 of 4849; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[14] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[15] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[16] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 158, dwelling 426, family 432. Lines 1–5; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 435.

[17] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Hoping, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 200, dwelling 446, family 511, lines 31-36; National Archives microfilm M653, reel 676; viewed on Ancestry.com, 5 July 2014.

[18] Michael J. Leclerc, editor, Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012); and John H. Long, editor, New Hampshire / Vermont Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993).

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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #23 William Jenkins

WILLIAM JENKINS was born on 8 June 1811 in Lee, Stratfford County, New Hampshire.[1] William died on 18 March 1895 and was buried in Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. [2]

On 2 August 1832 William married JOANNE B. FOSS, daughter of John Foss & Lucy Hayes, in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[3] Born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford County,[4]  Joanne B. died on 25 November 1888 at the age of 77.[5]

They had the following children:

i.            MARY H. JENKINS, born on 10 January 1833 in New Hampshire and died, 30 December 1889.[6] Mary was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery

ii.            LOUISE J. JENKINS, born on 26 July 1836 in New Hampshire and died on 9 February 1900.[7] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

iii.            JOANNA FRANCES JENKINS, born on 7 March 1839 in New Hampshire.

iv.            EMMA ADELINE JENKINS, born on 9 November 1847 in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[8] Emma Adeline died in Loudon on 6 March 1906.[9] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.[10]

v.            COMFORT ETTA JENKINS, born on 1 April 1850 in New Hampshire and died on 19 March 1854.[11] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. [12]

 

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Notes:

[1] Annual Report of the Town of Loudon, 1907 (Concord, New Hampshire: Ira C. Evans Co., Printers, 1907), 36 (hereinafter cited as Annual Report of Loudon); and “Tombstone of William Jenkins; Joanna B., his wife; and children, Mary H., Louise J., and Etta G.,” Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[2] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[3] Gilmanton, NH, Town Records, Location: State of New Hampshire copy, Family History Library microfilm #0,015,146; and Delayed Marriage Record of William Jenkins and Joan B Foss, filed 9 October 1905, Belmont, New Hampshire, Online database, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947 at FamilySearch.org, 7 August 2013.

[4] Annual Report of Loudon, 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[5] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[6] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[7] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[8] Annual Report of Loudon, 36; and Tombstone of John B Perkins; Emma A, his wife; and Louise B Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al).

[9] Annual Report of Loudon.

[10] Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al.

[11] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[12] Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al.

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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #22 Lewis Davis

Lewis and Nancy Glines were my 2nd great grandparents. The couple resided in the area of Franklin where they raised their family. They were buried near the head of Webster Lake in Sawyer Cemetery.

LEWIS DAVIS, born on 30 January 1796 in Sutton, Hillsborough County (now Merrimack), New Hampshire.[1]Lewis died probably in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 October 1844 and was buried in the Sawyer Cemetery (near the head of Webster Lake), in Franklin.2

Lewis married NANCY GLINES in Sanbornton on 28 November 1822, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[2] Born on 21 July 1799 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Nancy died in Franklin on 22 October 1887.[3]

Lewis and Nancy had ten children:

  1. SARAH JANE DAVIS, born about 1823. Sarah Jane married NATHAN M. GAGE.

ii.      ELIZABETH A. DAVIS, born about 1825 in New Hampshire. She married a man with the surnameBROWN.

iii.      CATHERINE DAVIS, born about 1829 in New Hampshire.[4] Catherine died in New Hampshire, on 28 August 1839; she was 10.[5]Buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin. [6]

iv.      NANCY DAVIS, born on 15 July 1830 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[7] Nancy died in Franklin on 24 February1908; she was 77.[8]

Nancy married JEREMIAH K. JUDKINS, son of Samuel Judkins & Hannah Kimball, in Franklin, on 11 March 1852.[9] Jeremiah was born on 18 February1829 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[10] Jeremiah K. died in Franklin on 24 February1905; he was 76.[11]

v.      LEWIS M. DAVIS, born about 1832 in New Hampshire. Lewis M. died on 21 August 1863; he was 31 and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin.[12]
Lewis M. Davis served from Franklin in Company E, New Hampshire 16th Infantry Regiment, enlisting on 23 October 1862. On the 10th of November 1862, Lewis wrote his last will and testament in which he bequeathed his land in Stearns County Minnesota to Cora Judkins, daughter of Horace and Elisabeth Judkins.[13]

vi.      ALBE C. DAVIS, born about 1834.

vii.      LAURA  DAVIS, born on 4 December 1835 in Franklin.[14] Laura died in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 13 April 1927; she was 91.[15] Buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin.11

Laura married DANIEL RUSSELL WOODWARD, 30 January 1854, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[16]

viii.      OLIVE B. DAVIS, born about 1842 in New Hampshire.[17]  On 26 June 1862 when Olive B. was 20, she married CALVIN T. CALL in Franklin. The couple had one child.

ix.        GEORGE  DAVIS, born  about 1843 in New Hampshire.

x.         ALVA DAVIS, born about1843 in New Hampshire.

 

Future Research

Search for probate records of Lewis Davis, 1844 and upward, in Belmont County.

Search for deeds for Lewis Davis in Strafford County before 1841 and Belknap County 1841 and upward.[18]

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Notes:

[1]Delayed birth certificate of Lewis Davis, dated 4 January 1906, New Hampshire xx.

[2]Sanbornton (New Hampshire) Town Clerk, Sanbornton [New Hampshire] Town Records, Microfilm of transcript at the State Capitol Building in Concord, New Hampshire, FHL 15,310, 716-717.

[3]Tombstone of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake).

[4]Tombstone of Catharine, daughter of Lewis & Nancy Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake), hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Catharine Davis.

[5]“Golden Wedding Anniversary,” The Journal Transcript, Franklin, New Hampshire, 14 March 1902, hereinafter cited as “Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[6]Tombstone of Catharine Davis.

[7]“Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[8]Elizabeth Littlefield Judkins, Job Judkins of Boston and his Descendants (Larchmont, New York: 1962) 61.

[9] “Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[10]“Letter from Douglas Russell Woodward (7 Kennington Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844).”

[11]Elizabeth Littlefield Judkins, Job Judkins of Boston and his Descendants (Larchmont, New York:, 1962) 61,

[12]Tombstone of Lewis M Davis, son of Lewis & Nancy Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake).

[13] Last Will and Testament of Lewis M Davis, Probate Case #6128, Merrimack County Probate Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire,

[14]“Fiftieth Anniversary;” and “Tombstone of Daniel R Woodward and Laura Davis, his wife,” Franklin Cemetery, near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road, Franklin, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger; hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Daniel R. Woodward et al.

[15]Tombstone of Daniel R, Woodward et al; and Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward, Record Type: Union Pension File, File Number: #WC-711-973, Records of the Veterans Administration, RG 15, National Archives, Washington, D.C. (hereinafter cited as Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward).

[16]Delayed Marriage Certificate of Daniel R. Woodward and Laura Davis, 19 October 1910, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; and Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward.

[17]1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 242, dwelling 111, family 111; National Archives micropublication M432, reel 436.

[18] Sanbornton was originally part of the Province of Massachusetts when it was created in 1748 and became part of Strafford County, New Hampshire, when the county was created on 29 April 1769. Sanbornton became part of Belknap County in Janaury 1841 when Belknap County was formed from parts of Strafford County [Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/].

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Jun 07

52 Ancestors: #21 The House in Loudon Village

While growing up, my twin brother and I spent a lot of time at the home of our grandmother Perkins in Loudon Village. We never knew our grandfather Perkins—he died before we were born. I can attest to the fact that he was an active real estate dealer as I have many of his original deeds and because Nana Perkins told me that he would purchase a house, she’d turn it into a home, he’d sell the home, and the cycle would begin all over again. When I asked her why he’d not sold the present house that she’d lived in for years, she told me that when he put the “For Sale” sign in the front yard, she yanked the sign out of the ground. He got the message.

The acreage on which the house sat was above the roadbed by several feet. In addition to the house there was a large garage with attached shed and a separate hen house (rarely occupied). The shingled house stood on the island formed by the semi-circular dirt drive around the house.

The house had seven rooms (four down and three up) with an attached shed area that contained an additional three rooms of non-living space. The back door of the house opened into the first shed area where the laundry apparatus and icebox were located. My first memories are of the galvanized tubs and washboards that were used to do the family laundry. A big electric washtub with agitator and attached wringer comprised of two wooden rollers later replaced these laundry tools. Mr. Rogers and his team hauling huge blocks of ice stopped twice a week to refurbish the ice in the icebox. A truck with wooden bed later replaced the team of horses and the wagon. The other parts of the attached shed where used for storage.

The best food ever was cooked on the wood stove in the kitchen—when I close my eyes I can see and almost smell the aroma from those beautiful fruit pies. Other furnishings in the kitchen were a corner cupboard, a Hoosier cabinet, a large table with lots of chairs and a rocking chair. And, oh yes, there was a contraption that was connected to the stove that served as a water heater. Water from this would be used to wash the dishes in the long soap sink in the pantry located between the kitchen and the dinning room.

One of the two front rooms was used as a sitting room and the second as an office. The latter contained a big desk with rickety old typewriter. Nana Perkins served as the elected town clerk for the town of Loudon for many years and this room served as the Town Clerk’s Office. Nana was, also, a local correspondent for the Concord Monitor, and the weekly newspapers published in Pittsfield and Laconia. It seemed like that old typewriter was continually clattering. 1952_LindaThis was also the room where Nana Perkins taught me to sew. I remember sitting at her old Singer treadle machine when I was about ten years old making my very first outfit—a pair of shorts and halter-top constructed from a blue calico print.

The house in the village will always bring me wonderful memories and happy smiles.

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Jun 04

52 Ancestors: #20 Cabinet Cards, Grace Maude & Ella Gertrude Brown

I continue to be amazed at the number of cabinet card images that were produced by the Brown family who eventually settled in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. Many of the families are written up in Chandler’s History of New Hampshire and/or Lyford’s History of the Town of Canterbury, books in my possession that belonged to previous generations.

Gertrude Brown

Gertrude Brown

Grace M. Brown

Grace M. Brown

In this post I’ll feature images of two sisters, daughters of Joseph Brown (son of my 2nd great grandparents, Herman and Sophronia (Prescott) Brown. Joseph Aaron Brown was born 8 May, 1831, probably in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and died 13 July 1908 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Joseph A. married Lucy Davis, 8 February 1854, and the couple had six known children. [1] On the 2nd of June 1860, the family was enumerated in the 6th ward of Nashua, New Hampshire, where Joseph was described as a “pedlar.” [2] The family was still in 6th Ward of Nashua in 1870 where he was a dry goods peddler. He apparently did very well at his trade because he was enumerated with real estate valued at $3,500 and a personal estate valued at $1,000. [3]. By 1880, Lucy had passed away and Joseph had moved to Manchester where he was a stable keeper at 197 Lowell Street. [4] In 1900, Joseph was residing South Beech Street in the 10th Ward of Manchester.[5]

Joseph’s two daughters were Ella Gertrude (called Gertrude), born 22 July 1860 in Nashua, and Grace M, born 10 May 1875 in Manchester.[6]

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[1] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727–1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 46.

[2]  1860 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Ward 6, Nashua, New Hampshire, page 167, dwelling 83, family 100; National Archives microfilm series M653, reel 673.

[3] 1870 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Ward 6, Nashua, New Hampshire, page 435, dwelling 259, family 403; National Archives microfilm series M593, reel 843.

[4] 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Page 290, Enumeration District 135, dwelling 362, family 532; National Archives microfilm series T9, reel 763.

[5] 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Page 161, Enumeration District 114, dwelling 639, family 828; National Archives microfilm T623, reel 948.

[6] Lyford’s History of Canterbury, II: 49.

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Jun 04

52 Ancestors: #19 Cabinet Cards and Unknown Kin

The following four images were located among the effects of my late Grandmother, Alice M (Brown) Perkins, who died in 1983. There are multitudes of photographs of the Brown and Gale families, many identified, but I’ve never located any relating to the Perkins side of that marriage. Therefore, I’m very sure that these images relate the family of Alfred H. Brown (1838-1921) and his wife Margaret Elizabeth Gale (1851-1919) of Canterbury, New Hampshire. I’ll be delighted with any additional clues about these individuals.

Fig. 1 - Studio: Lewis, Hudson, Mass.

Fig. 1 – Lewis [Studio], Hudson, Mass.

Fig. 2 - Studio: Lewis, Hudson, Mass.

Fig. 2 – Lewis [Studio], Hudson, Mass.

Fig. 3 - Studio: F.F. Mettner, Photo Artist, 67 Mass. Street, Lawrence Kansas

Fig. 3 – Studio: F.F. Mettner, Photo Artist, 67 Mass. Street, Lawrence Kansas

Since both of the cabinet cards in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 were produced by the Lewis [Studio], I expect that they may be husband and wife. I’m not aware of any kin residing in Hudon, Mass., but my2nd great grandmother, Sophronia (Prescott) Brow, widow of Herman Brown, died in Boxborough, Mass. which is relatively near Hudson.

 

 

Fig. 3 was created in Lawrence, Kansas, by F.F. Mettner.

According to Chandler’s History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735–1914 [1914]  states that John Stillman Brown, born 26 April 1806 in New Ipswich, NH, son of Aaron and Hannah (Brown) Brown (my third great grandparents). removed to Lawrence Kansas, about 1857, where he was a minister and farmer.  John S. Brown died in 1902, probably in Kansas. At least three of his four children also removed to Kansas.,

His sons, Charles Edward Brown and William Ripley Brown  Charles Edward Brown, son of John Stillman and Mary Ripley Brown. Charles Edward Brown was born 15 September 1842, and died 15 June 1880 in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a farmer. His brother, William Ripley Brown had has moved to Kansas. William resided in Leavenworth, Kansas where he was a district judge, representative in Congress, and register of the U.S. Land Office.

Looking at the apparel of the gentleman in the photo, I’d be inclined to think that this is likely to be John Stillman Brown, but that is a guess, of course.

Fig. 4 was produced by the Gubelman Studio at 77 & 79 Montgomery Street, Jersey City.  This image has me totally stumped as I don’t know of any Brown or Gale family member residing in or near Jersey City.

Fig. 4 - Studio: Gubelman, Jersey City

Fig. 4 – Studio: Gubelman, Jersey City

The Wikipedia page illustrating timelines for cabinet cards may be very useful for dating the images.

All four of the images are mounted on heavy weight card stock, placing the image in the time frame from 1880 to 1890.

My work is cut out for me, but perhaps, just perhaps, one of the readers of this post will be able to assist in the identification of these four individuals.

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May 23

52 Ancestors: #18 Oscar H Woodward Jr

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May 23

52 Ancestors: #17 Josephine Perkins

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Apr 22

52 Ancestors: #16 Stephen Perkins

While writing this post, I’ve noted several inconsistencies that need to be resolved. That being said, let me share with you the known events in the life of my third great grandfather, Stephen Perkins.

Stephen1 Perkins, son of Newman Perkins and Sarah Sawyer was born in Wells, York County, Maine, 12 February 1771.[1]

Stephen Perkins married Sally Davis of Lee, Strafford County, New Hampshire, 14 August 1800, in Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[2] Sally was born 7 April 1777,[3] and died 25 August 1841 at age 64.[4]

In the 1820 Census, Stephen was listed as a head of household in Chichester, Rockingham County.[5] The household, of seven, consisted of two males from 10 to 15, one male from 16 to 25, one male age 45 and upward, one female under 10, one female from 16 to 25, and one female from 26 to 44.

On 3 June 1825, Nancy Lane and her husband Jeremiah acknowledged a deed from her father, Stephen Perkins, of Chichester (now in Merrimack County)—for “a farm situated in Loudon in said county [Merrimack] of the value of five hundred Dollars bearing date the 25th December 1824, which farm with what he has otherwise given me, and what he may hereafter freely give me during his natural life, I have agreed to accept and receive … in full payment and satisfaction of the proportion I or my heirs may ever be entitled to have and receive out of and from the estate of the said Stephen Perkins…”. [6]

In the 1830 Census, Stephen was listed as a head of household of five in Chichester (one male age 10 thru 14, one male age 15 thru 19, one male age 50 thru 59, 1 female age 15 thru 19, and one female age 50 thru 59).[7]   This record is a derivative copy since the entries are arranged in rough alphabetical order by the first letter of the surname.

Stephen Perkins, husbandman, sold his farm (excepting that which he had previously given to his son Moses Perkins) to Stephen Perkins Junior (in all likely-hood his son) for consideration of $3000.[8] Within the deed the property is described as The Farm on which I now live in said Chichester containing two hundred acres more or less, bounded on the northwest by John Maxfield- north by Stephen Robie and Josiah Prescott northeast by Jabez James and others – on the east by Stephen Robie and on the south by John Berry and Wells Ely – southwest by Jeremiah Lane and by said Maxfield on the west being all my Homestead Farm in said Chichester except a piece of interval north east of the river heretofore given to my son Moses (together with the buildings on said farm.” The conveyance was made on the 30th of January 1803 and not recorded until 30 January 1833. If the date of the instrument (30 January 1803) is correct, then Stephen Junior could not have been the son of Stephen, husbandman, since Stephen Junior was not born until 1806 and Moses would have been about two years old. I suspect that an error occurred when the clerk of court recorded the deed. It is more reasonable that the indenture took place on 30 January 1833. A greater study of the Merrimack County (and her mother county, Rockingham) deeds is necessary.

On 9 October 1835, Stephen Perkins, husbandman, sold “all my right and title to one fourth part of a certain Saw Mill standing on Gilmanton Brook so called in said Chichester it being the same that I purchased of Jonathan Gove, Henry Robey and Jabez James” to Stephen Perkins 2nd, farmer. The deed was witnessed by D.K. Foster and Joshua Lane and recorded on the 9th of October 1835.[9] This is the first and only reference that I’ve located referencing a Stephen Perkins the 2nd. Could this man be the same man who is called Stephen Perkins Junior?

Albe Cady and Leonard Kimball witnessed a lease transaction between Stephen Perkins, Junior, and Stephen Perkins, Senior, (both of Chichester) on 4 April 1838. Stephen leased to his father, in consideration of eleven hundred and sixty eight dollars, the farm in said Chichester on which he now lives containing two hundred acres more or less being the same farm which was conveyed by said Stephen Senior to said Stephen Junior by deed dated January 30, 1833. Stephen Perkins Senior had the right to “occupy, enjoy and in such way and manner as he may deem proper to manage the premises without committing unnecessary waste thereon, and to receive the profits thereof during the period of his life.“

In the 1840 Census, Stephen was listed as a head of household of four, two of whom were active in agriculture in Chichester.[10] The home consisted of one male 20 thru 29, one male 60 thru 69, one female 15 thru 19, and one female 60 thru 69.

Stephen was enumerated in the dwelling of his son, Stephen, on 23 October 1850. Stephen was listed as a head of household with a woman named Eliza and at the time he reportedly had real estate valued at $3,500.[11]

It is likely that Stephen Perkins died sometime between 22 July 1857 when he signed his will and fourth Tuesday of September 1857 (22 September 1857) when his will was submitted for probate in the Merrimack County Probate Court[12]. Consequently the death date, 27 December 1857, provided by Jones in his Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 1742-1927 incorrect. [13]

According to family tradition, Stephen and his wife, Sally, were buried in Chichester, but as yet, I have no supporting evidence for their burial.

Known children of Stephen Perkins and Sally Davis:

i.       Moses Davis2 Perkins was born 19 November 1801.[14]

ii.       Nancy D. Perkins was born 13 April 1804.[15]

iii.       Stephen Perkins II was born 20 April 1806.[16]

iv.       Susan Perkins was born in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 20 April 1806,[17] or 16 January 1808.[18] [Is it possible that Stephen’s first daughter, Susan died as an infant and he named a subsequent daughter Susan in her memory?]

v.       Sally F. Perkins was born 25 April 1814.[19]

vi.       James K. Perkins was born 15 July 1816.[20]

Future Research

  • Who was the woman called Eliza, age 61, in the 1850 household of Stephen Perkins? [21] Did Stephen remarry after the death of his wife, Sally, who died 25 August 1841?[22]
  • Make a through study of the property records of Rockingham and Merrimack Counties, particularly those relating any Stephen Perkins. It will be important to study each transaction when Stephen obtains and disposes of parcels of land.
  • Try to determine where Stephen and his wife Sally were buried.
  • Study all extant probate records to make a better determination of when Stephen passed away. Stephen Perkins died in Merrimack County and his Probate Case file is file # 4687.[23]
  • Study the town records of Chichester to determine if Stephen and Sally had two daughters named Susan (the first may have died in infancy).

 

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[1] Thomas Allen Perkins, comp., Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and His Descendants, 1583-1936 (Haverhill, Mass.: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 16. Hereafter cited as Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine.

[2] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 41.

[3] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 41.

[4] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 41.

[5] Stephen Perkins entry, 1820 U.S. Federal Census, Population Schedule, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Chichester, page 136, line 3; National Archives micropublication M33, reel 60.

[6] Receipt of land from Stephen Perkins to Nancy and Jeremiah Lane, Deed Book 4: 527-8, County Clerk’s Office, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

[7] Stephen Perkins entry, 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Population Schedule, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Chichester, page 180, line 12; National Archives micropublication M19, reel 76.

[8] Stephen Perkins to Stephen Perkins Junior, Sale of Land, Deed Book 53: 402. County Clerk’s Office, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

[9] Stephen Perkins to Stephen Perkins 2d, Sale of Saw Mill Rights, 67: 295. County Clerk’s Office, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Hereafter cited as S. Perkins to S. Perkins, Jr., Merrimack Deed Bk. 67.

[10] Stephen Perkins entry, 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Population Schedule, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Chichester, page 45, line 22; National Archives micropublication M704, reel 240.

[11] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 20B, dwelling 8, family 12, lines 16–17; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 436.

[12] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Probate Records Volume 34: 153; Family History Library microfilm #0,016,181.

[13] William Haslet Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 1742-1927 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000), 31, hereinafter cited as Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester. This is a derivative record of at least one generation.

[14] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 90; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[15] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 41; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[16] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[17] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 90.

[18] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[19] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 90-91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[20] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 90-91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 31.

[21] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 20B, dwelling 8, family 11, lines ; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 436.

[22] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 41.

[23] Index to Merrimack County Probate Records, County Clerk’s Office, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm 1,561,608.

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