The 1850 census of Croydon, Sullivan County, NH was extracted by Dennis Partridge from 7 Jan 2010 through 14 March 2010. The extraction provides basic information such as the names, ages, sex, and occupation of each resident of Croydon. For space purposes and speed, I have chosen not to do a complete extraction, but may choose at a later date to add the full transcription. Every person enumerated in Croydon, however, is listed. For further verification of this census, researchers should view the original census records.
Croydon New Hampshire Genealogy contains the 1850 census of Croydon New Hampshire as well as the general, church, civil, industrial and military histories of the town, including 261 brief sketches of it’s early residents. This is an eclectic collection of material, some of it is original, while others was extracted from a variety of sources.
JOSEPH SARGENT, a brother of the above, married Lucinda, daughter of Benj. Skinner, Esq. For a while he was engaged as high-school teacher. He studied theology, and became a Universalist clergyman-was quite talented. He was Chaplain in the army, and died in the service.
LUCY MIRANDA WHEELER, daughter of James and Ruth Putnam Wheeler, and granddaughter of Dea. Nathaniel Wheeler, married Rev. Josiah Swett, an Episcopal clergyman, now residing in Burlington, Vt.
BENJAMIN SWINNERTON, one of the early settlers, once quite a favorite in town, was drowned at an early age while attempting to swim across the Connecticut River in company with an Indian.
LUCY B. WHIPPLE, the youngest daughter of William, married Wm. W. George, of Canaan, N. H., a prominent business man and sheriff, and who has been a member of the Legislature for a number of years.
JOHN RAWSON, from whom have descended the Rawsons, settled under the mountain, near the P. Barton place.
DEA. SETH WHEELER, brother of the preceding, came to town at the same time and settled on the M. C. Bartlett farm, but subsequently removed to New York, where he died.
WILLIAM SHERMAN came to Croydon from Barre, Mass., in 1797, and died Feb. 19, 1855, aged 79 years, leaving a large family. He is remembered as an upright farmer. Of him it, might be said, as of one of old: “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.”
MOSES WHIPPLE, son of Jacob Whipple, was born at Grafton, Mass., in 1733, and came to Croydon in 1766, bringing three sons, Thomas, Aaron and Moses, and one daughter, Jerusha. His was one of the first three families that cane to town. Having a complete mastery of his passions, well educated, intelligent, distinguished for energy