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.
JOSIAH WARD came to this town from Henniker, N. H., and settled in the south-west corner of the town. He had a large family.
ELIJAH RYDER, one of the Vice-Presidents of the Celebration, son of Jotham Ryder, Jr., is a worthy farmer, and has attained quite a celebrity as a teacher, both of schools and penmanship.
JAMES P. WHEELER, Son of Morrill, and grandson of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, a boy of uncommon courage and daring, was for eight months with Gen. Sickles as dispatch bearer. He was for a long time an inmate of the ” Libby Prison,” and shared with others in the famous ” black bean soup.” He re-enlisted
PETER STOW, a sterling farmer, married Deborah Nettleton, of Newport, and was the father of the Rev. Dr. Stow, of Boston, and Royal P. Stow, former Clerk of the U. S. House of Representatives. While in town he held many important civil and military offices.
CAPT. WILLIAM WHIPPLE, son of Samuel Whipple, was an extensive farmer and the largest wool-grower in townat times kept a thousand sheep. He married Judith, daughter of Caleb Putnam, and lived on the farm since occupied by T. G. Powers, Esq. He died Dec. 5, 1852, aged 84 years.
DAVID WARD, the eldest son of Josiah Ward, a physician, after practicing awhile in New York, and at Adrian, Mich., removed to Illinois, where he died. JOSIAH, Jr., a lawyer, after studying his profession, went first to Adrian, Mich., where he held an honorable position in his calling, but afterwards removed to Nevada, where he
ISAAC, JOHN, PHINEAS, LYDIA, ELIZABETH and PHEBE SANGER came to Croydon in 1770, and were regarded as an important accession to the town. The brothers had families, the sisters were unmarried. Their descendants are characterized by a great fondness for books and the remarkable facility with which they acquire literary and scientific knowledge. Very many
HANNAH WHEELER, eldest daughter of Dea. Nathaniel, married Nathan Nettleton and removed to Delaware, near Columbus, Ohio, and is the mother of JAMES an eloquent divine of the Methodist order, and ALBERT the able editor of ” The Review,” and who has recently been appointed General in the U. S. army. MEHITABEL WHEELER, a younger