Chester

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    Louis Bell (1837-1865) was a lawyer born in Chester, NH. His wife was Mary Anne "Mollie" Persis Bouton of Concord, NH. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment, and was killed in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina…
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    Richard Blaisdel Morse (August 31, 1811-March 16, 1889) was a blacksmith from Chester, NH. He leased land to Richard Morse (relationship unclear), and employed the other man to do various work for him. The 12 items include correspondence, an 1846 tax…
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    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
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    The Works Projects Administration (WPA) was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program in 1935. The Historical Records Survey of New Hampshire, established in 1936, was one of its public works projects. The University of New Hampshire assumed…
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    Tenney was a merchant from Chester, N.H. He was born 13 Jul 1807 and died 29 May 1891 in Chester, New Hampshire, son of Silas Tenney and Rebecca Bailey. He married Emeline Johnson Murray in 1833. The ledger reveals that Tenney sold all kinds of farm produce and kept a variety of livestock,…
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    William Graham was born in Chester, NH in 1776 and lived there his entire life. He served in various official positions for the town, was a prosperous landholder, and owned both a saw-mill and a grist-mill. Combination diary/account book of William Graham that details his day-to-day labor in mill…
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    Richard B. Morse was a blacksmith in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Besides shoeing horses and oxen, Morse repaired a wide variety of farm implements. He also served as first clerk and later captain in the Chester Militia. Manuscript…