Tag Archive: Perkins

Apr 04

1940 Census – Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 7-57, Sheet 3-A; downloaded from Archives.gov 3 April 2012.

The unincorporated area called Loudon Village was enumerated on 9 April 2012 by Wm. Joyce Medlock. My parents were listed with their respective parents. Their homes where on opposite sides of Main Street directly across from one another.

Family of Alice M. Perkins (Alice furnished the information)
Lines  18–20, household no. 42; Alice owned her home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in the same house;
Household members (all born in New Hampshire): 1) Alice M. Perkins, head, age 54, widow, completed 4 years of high school; 2) Josephine E. Perkins, daughter, age 22, completed two years of college, and employed as an office attendant in a hospital; and 3) Alice M. Deprey, lodger, age 28, completed two years of college, and employed as a school teacher.
Family of Oscar H. Woodward (Sara Woodward furnished the information)
Lines 21–24, household no. 43; Oscar owned his home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in Concord, Merrimack County, NH
Household members:1) Oscar H. Woodward, head; age 60, completed four years of high school, born in NH, and employed as a trackman for a steam railroad;  2) Sara M Woodward, wife, age 58, completed two years of high school, born in Nova Scotia; 3) Oscar H Woodward Jr, son, age 25, completed four hears of high school, born in NH, in 1935 he was in the U.S. Army, and employed as a truck driver; and 4) Jean M. Collins, lodger, age 15, completed 8 years of school, and born in NH.

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Nov 21

Matrilineal Monday

One of the down sides of accepting client commissions as a professional genealogist (I’m proud to have been an associate of the Board of Certification of Genealogists for over fifteen years) is that we sometimes spend so much time conducting research on families of others, we rarely accomplish much research on our own families.

When I recently decided to write a blog on my matrilineal line, I was somewhat surprised to see that I’ve conducted very little original research on these lines. The brief ahnentafel of my matrilineal line will illustrate just that.

3. Josephine Emma Perkins. Born on 30 Dec 1917 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[1] Josephine Emma died in York Harbor, York County, Maine, on 2 Jan 1993, at the age of 75.[2] Memorial services were held on 5 January 1993 in Concord, New Hampshire. Josephine was buried in the family plot (Plot FF 2 Grave), Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 21 Sep 1940 she married Oscar Herman Woodward  Jr. in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

7. Alice Margaret Brown. Born on 20 Feb 1886 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[4] Alice Margaret died in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on 4 Jun 1983; she was 97.[5] Buried on 9 Jul 1983 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 8 Apr 1908 she married Homer Lathe Perkins in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

15. Margaret Elizabeth Gale. Born on 16 May 1851 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[6] Margaret Elizabeth died in Cerebral Embolism, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 15 Jan 1919; she was 67.[7] Buried on 18 Jan 1919 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 20 Jan 1872 Margaret Elizabeth Gale married Alfred Hermon Brown in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[8]

31. Mary Jane Merrill. Born on 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.[9] Mary Jane died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 28 Jun 1906; she was 83.[10] Buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.

On 26 Jun 1850 Mary Jane Merrill married Eliphalet Gale, perhaps in, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[11]

63. Margaret Clark. Born on 28 Apr 1798 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[12] Margaret died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 7 Nov 1875 at the age of 77[13] and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.

On 2 Jul 1822 Margaret Clark married Jonathan Merrill in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

127. Mary Quimby.[14] Born about 1778. Her death date is unknown at this time.

Mary Quimby married James Clark about 1798.[15]


[1] Birth Certificate of Josephine Emma Perkins.
[2] State of Maine certificate of death, Josephine Woodward, 4 January 1993, York, Maine; and Obituary of Josephine Woodward, Concord Monitor, Concord, New Hampshire, 4 January 1993, p. B2. Although I was not present at the time of her death, I was present at her memorial service arranged by the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, New Hampshire.
[3] New Hampshire Marriage Records.” Marriage certificate of Oscar Herman Woodward Jr. and Josephine Emma Perkins.
[4] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 47. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Canterbury.
[5] Death Certificate of Alice M. Perkins, file #8303448, 10 June 1983, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire
[6] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156; and  “Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, recorded 20 January 1919, Box 500, New Hampshire Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.
[7] Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, recorded 20 January 1919, Box 500, New Hampshire Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.
[8] History of the Town 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; “New Hampshire Bride Index, Record Info: Family History Library microfilm: #0,975,694; 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, 106-107.
[9] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, 1909, 84; and History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 242.
[10] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156; and “New Hampshire Death Records, 1901-1948,” FamilySearch database, FamilySearch.org, viewed 4 February, 2011.
[11] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156.
[12] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 242.
[13]  Commonwealth of Massachusetts copy of record of death, Margaret C. Merrill, No. 93765, February 1983, Boston, Massachusetts; and History of the Town of Canterbury, 242.
[14] History of the Town of Canterbury.
[15] History of the Town of Canterbury.

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Nov 04

Parents of Homer Lathe Perkins

Although we have no contemporary record to provide evidence that Emma A. Jenkins was the mother of Homer Lathe Perkins nor a marriage record for John Butters Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins, we have the following evidence of their marriage.

  • Tombstone of John Butters Perkins and Emma A., his wife[1]
  • 1880 U.S. Census indicates that Emily A. is the wife of John B Perkins.[2]
  • 1900 U.S. Census: indicates that Emma A. is the wife of John B. Perkins, that Emma had given birth to four children, three of whom were still living[3] [Louisa B. died 31 July 1885.[4] John B. and Emma A. Perkins had both been married for 32 years. There were three children in the household: Etta Belle, daughter, born November 1869; Charles B., son, born June 1872; and Homer L., son, born Jun 1876.
  • Marriage of Etta B. Perkins and George W. Rowell states that Etta Belle’s parents were John B. Perkins and Emma Jenkins.[5]
  • Birth of Charles B. Perkins, born 13 June 1872, filed 28 February 1928,[6] show parents as John B. Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins.
  • Birth of Louisa B. Perkins, born 6 July 1875, filed 28 February 1925,[7] show parents as John B. Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins

Although much of the evidence is not “close” to the time of the event, I do believe that we have a strong argument indicating that the parents of Homer Lathe Perkins, were John B. Perkins and Emma Jenkins.



[1] Triple headstone for John B. Perkins; Emma A., his wife; and Louise B. Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (behind the 1st Congregational Church in Loudon Village) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[2] 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 184, sheet 4D, dwelling 40, family 42, line 34; National Archives micropublication T9, reel 766; viewed on Ancestry.com 3 November 2011.

[3] 1890 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 150, Enumeration District 169, sheet 7A, dwelling 163, family 163, line 18; National Archives micropublication T623, reel 949; viewed at the National Archives-Southeast Region, East Point, Georgia.

[4] Triple headstone for John B. Perkins; Emma A., his wife; and Louise B. Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (behind the 1st Congregational Church in Loudon Village) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[5] State of New Hampshire marriage record of Etta Belle Perkins & George Rowell; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, image 505; viewed 3 November 2011 [in FamilySearch.org, the indexed refers to George U. Powell and Ella P. Perkins].

[6] State of New Hampshire birth record of Charles B. Perkins; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, image 2602; viewed 4 November 2011. It should be noted that this is a derivate document filed some fifty-two years after his birth.

[7] State of New Hampshire birth record of Louisa B. Perkins; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, image 2602; viewed 4 November 2011.  It should be noted that this is a derivate document filed some fifty years after her birth.

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Nov 02

Wordless Wednesday: Daughter & Father, about 1930

Josephine and her Dad, Homer Lathe Perkins

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Jul 19

My 16 Great Great Grandparents

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Fun Challenge—Although I’m very late answering the challenge, I had fun this morning constructing what turns out to be a rather boring pie-chart.

Birthplaces of My 16 Great Great Grandparents

16. Daniel Saunders Woodward was born on 11 June 1804 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.[1] He died of Pneumonia in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 18 January 1892,[2] and he was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

On 8 July1828 Daniel Saunders married Dorcas Adams in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[4]

17. Dorcas Adams was born on 19 July 1797 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[5] She died in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 10 March 1877,[6] and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[7]

18 Lewis Davis was born on 30 January 1796 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[8] Lewis died in probably in or about Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 October 1844 and was buried in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[9]

On 28 November 1822 Lewis married Nancy Glines in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[10]

19. Nancy Glines was born on 21 July 1799 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[11] Nancy died in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 October 1887 and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[12]

20. John Waddell was born in Scotland about1824.

John Waddell married Mary Moore about 1844 in Truro, Nova Scotia.[13]

21. Mary Moore was born about 1824. Mary died about 1864.

22. William John McDougall[14] was born about 1816.[15] He died in South Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, on 2 May 1886.[16] He was shipbuilder.[17]

William John married Sara O’Brien, about 1844.[18]

23. Sara O’Brien[19] was born about 1822–1823.[20]

24. Stephen Perkins was born on 20 April 1806 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[21] Stephen died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 20 September 1897; he was 91.[22] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[23]

On 25 November 1832 when Stephen was 26, he married Betsey Lane in probably in, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[24]

25. Betsey Lane was born on 23 July1805 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[25] Betsey died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 September 1890; she was 85.[26] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[27]

26. William Jenkins was born on 8 June 1811 in Lee, Stratfford County, New Hampshire.[28] William died on 18 March 1895; he was 83.[29] Buried in Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. [30]

On 2 August 1832 when William was 21, he married Joanne B. Foss in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[31]

27. Joanne B. Foss was born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford Co., NH.[32] Joanne died on 25 November 1888.[33] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[34]

28. Hermon Brown was born on 28 December 1800 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[35] Hermon died in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 23 August 1876.[36] He was buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[37]

On 13 April 1826 when Hermon was 25, he married Sophronia Prescott.[38]

29. Sophronia Prescott was born on 11 December 1802 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[39] Sophronia died in Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 21 April 1894.[40] Buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[41]

30. Eliphalet Gale was born on 16 December 1806 in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[42] Eliphalet died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 16 April 1891at the age of 84 years and 1 month and buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[43]

On 26 June 1850 when Eliphalet was 43, he married Mary Jane Merrill in probably in, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[44]

31. Mary Jane Merrill was born on 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.[45] Mary Jane died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 28 June 1906[46] and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.


[1] One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boscawen and Webster, Merrimack Co., N.H., August 16, 1883. Also Births Recorded on the Town Records from 1733 to 1850 (Concord, N.H.: The Republican Press Association, 1884), 184; and Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[2] Death Certificate of Daniel S. Woodward, State of New Hampshire Death Returns, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street Concord, New Hampshire.

[3] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[4] Town Records of Salisbury, New Hampshire, Volume: 1799-1845: 64; Family History Library microcopy, Film: #0,016,503.

[5] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, N.H.: William E. Moore, 1890), 447. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn, The History of Salisbury

[6] Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, 447.

[7] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[8] Delayed birth certificate of Lewis Davis, dated 4 January 1906, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street, Concord, New Hampshire.

[9] Tombstone Inscription of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West 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 and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[10] Sanbornton [New Hampshire] Town Records,” Sanbornton Town Clerk, microfilm of transcript at the State Capitol Building in Concord, New Hampshire, FHL 15,310,716–717

[11] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West 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 and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[12] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West 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 and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[13] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991; and Joanna MacLean Currie and Jane Currie Wile, Genealogical Profile: Matthews, Waddells (Truro, Nova Scotia: privately published, n.d.), 55 (hereinafter cited as Currie & Wile, Genealogical Profile).

[14] Sara Waddell Woodward, Little Blue Nose, dictated about 1855 to her husband Oscar H. Woodward who created the typescript, copy in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, Big Canoe, Georgia (hereinafter cited as Little Blue Nose).

[15] 1871 Canadian Census, Population Schedule, Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; FHL microfilm #493,599 (hereinafter cited as 1871 Census, Maitland); and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106; FHL microfilm #1,375,810 (hereinafter cited as 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland)

[16] Estate of William McDougall, file 1475A, Registry of Probate Loose Petitions & Wills, File – 36, 1885-1886, Hants County Court of Probate, Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm #565,420; and Letter from D.R. Woodward (7 Kennington Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844) to Linda Woodward Lorusso (now Geiger) in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, 2300 Yanoo Trace, Big Canoe, Georgia.

[17] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[18] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991.

[19] Little Blue Nose

[20] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[21] 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); and Thomas Allen Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and His Descendants, 1583-1936 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 91 (hereinafter cited as Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells).

[22] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[23] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester,127.

[24] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 65.

[25] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91.

[26] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127; and Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells.

[27] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[28] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[29] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[30] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[31] Town Clerk of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Gilmanton, NH, Town Records; FHL microfilm #0,015,146.

[32] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[33] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[34] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[35] New Ipswich, Town Records, Vital Records, 1750-1800: 175, New Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office, visited August 1982; 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), 272 (hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich); and Charles Edward Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1887), 59 (hereinafter cited as Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord).

[36] Death Certificate of Hermon Brown, dated 1876, Volume 285: 430, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[37] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[38] William Prescott, M.D., The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 120 (hereinafter cited as Prescott, Prescott Memorial); and Chandler, History of New Ipswich, 275.

[39] Prescott, Prescott Memorial, 120; Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, 94; and Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (1891 photocopy, Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1986), 264.

[40] Death Certificate of Sopronia Brown, dated 31 December 1894, Volume 446: 89, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[41] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[42] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156 (hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury).

[43] Tombstone inscription for Eliphalet Gale, Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

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

[45] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass., 1909), 84; and James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 242.

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

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