Newmarket

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    Thomas Jewett Chesley (1869-1967) was born in Hutchinson, MN. His father James had traveled west with the Manifest Destiny Movement, but when the elder Chesley was murdered in 1881, Thomas's mother Frances Tasker brought the family back to New…
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    The Newfields Methodist Church was established in 1836. In 1935 it joined with the Newfields Congregational Church and the Newfields Universalist Church to form the present Newfields Community Church. This small collection consists of a book of…
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    George F. Frost was born in New Castle, New Hampshire in 1720. He was a seaman from roughly 1740 until 1760. Frost married “a widow Richards of London” and lived in Rye, New Hampshire. In 1764, following her death, Frost married Margaret Weeks Smith,…
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    Levi Chapman Tuttle was born on August 3, 1835 in Nottingham, New Hampshire and died in 1914. He enlisted in the 13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Infantry, Company F on August 26, 1862. He saw fighting at Fredericksburg and fifteen other battles…
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    Eliphalet Smith (1759-1836) was born in Newmarket, N.H., married Ann Bryant, and later became a successful merchant in Portland, Maine. A 20pp. manuscript containing satirical poems, copies of letters and articles written for local newspapers, and a copy of an erudite letter on the human character.
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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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    The Historic American Buildings Survey of New Hampshire was one of the WPA’s many projects that compiled information of historical significance. Carried out between 1933 and 1939, it was supervised by Professor Eric T. Huddleston, Chairman of the…
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    This collection was primarily assembled by Mary P. Thompson (1825- 1894) and her nephew Lucien Thompson (1859-1924), Durham historians. Their prominent ancestors included “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson (1737-1802), and Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890). This…
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    Amanda Elizabeth Homiston (Mrs. E.E.) Thompson was born in 1864 and married Elmer Ellsworth Thompson in 1885 and they had two children, a daughter, Ethel Elizabeth, in 1886 and a son, Sereno Wright, in 1889. In 1896 they adopted another daughter, Ina…
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    Jennie M. Demeritt was born on June 2, 1863, graduated in 1882 from Robinson Seminary in Exeter, New Hampshire and from 1892 until 1901 was employed as an assistant librarian in the Boston Athenaeum Library. Jennie M. Demeritt was the author of several historical works including “The Story of the…
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    Local historian and genealogist of Newfields, N.H. Fifteen page typescript history of Newfields, N.H. read by Harry K. Torrey at the Newfields town hall in August 1949.
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    Free Will Baptist roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. In 1780, under the leadership of Benjamin Randall, Free Will Baptists were established in the northeast at New Durham, New Hampshire. Free Will Baptist churches voluntarily organized…
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    Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was an American lawyer who served in the governments of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, at the dinner given to him by the merchants and other citizens of Philadelphia, December 2, 1846. Published in 1847 in Washington…
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    William H. Small (1854-1909) lived in Newmarket, N.H. and served in the fire department as the chief fire engineer. Two letters and a notebook kept by William H. Small. One letter, dated 1865, is from Small’s parents, while the other is from Cyrus A. Sulloway of the N.H. House of Representatives…