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.
GARDNER STEWART, son of John Stewart-an early settler on Winter Hill-married Sarah, daughter of James Powers. He has been a successful financier. He now resides at Plainview, Min.
DAVID WHIPPLE, son of Aaron, was a farmer and man of good judgment. He had an excellent memory, and retained his faculties almost unimpaired until the period of his death, at nearly eighty years of age. To him the editor is indebted for many facts relating to the fathers and mothers of the town.
AMOS WAKEFIELD, son of Amos and Chloe Cooper Wakefield, and grandson of Dea. Sherman Cooper, is a Methodist clergyman at the West.
JOTHAM RYDER came early to Croydon, and settled in the south-east corner of the town, and from him and his connections the place has always since been known as ” Ryder Corner.”
EDMUND WHEELER, son of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born Aug. 25th, 1814. He was educated at Kimball Union Academy. In 1833 he commenced the harness business at Newport, with a brother; and in 1839 bought the establishment and began for himself. He carried on extensive and successful operations until 1866, when he sold out and
REV. ROBERT STINSON, a Universalist clergyman of most blameless life, was connected with the society in Croydon at the time of his appointment as Chaplain of the Sixth Reg. N. H. Vols., and died much lamented, soon after his return from the army.
SOLOMON M. WHIPPLE, M. D., son of David Whipple, and great-grandson of Moses Whipple, one of the first settlers and original proprietors of the town, was born July 28, 1820. By the home-lamp, and a few terms at Unity and Lebanon Academies, he prepared to enter the collegiate department of Norwich University, where he graduated
MOSES and JOHN WALKER, the former living in the west part of the town, and the latter on the turnpike, were the progenitors of the Walkers.