Biographical Sketch of Jacob Jewell

Jacob Jewell came to Jaffrey, from Marlboro, Mass., settled upon a farm on road 5. and had born to him ten children. His son Dexter, the only one living, married Sarah Moore, and has four children. His son Samuel D., married twice, first Frances Cutter, who bore him two children, second Emily, daughter of Joseph



Biographical Sketch of Thomas French

Thomas French, son of David, was born December 17. 1765, at Billerica; Mass., and married Hannah Cummings, of Londonderry, N. H, March 31, 1788. He came to Jaffrey about that time and first settled on road 19, upon what is now known as the Spaulding farm. He was a farmer and a shoemaker reared nine



Biographical Sketch of David Lacy

David Lacy came from Andover, Mass., and settled in Jaffrey previous to 1790, locating on lot 14, tier 8, and his name appears among those of early. land-surveyors. He married Charlotte, daughter of Jonathan Mollie (Fitch) Blodgett, November 2, 1788, and had born to him nine children. His son William married Betsey Brondson, May 26,



Biographical Sketch of Roger Gilmore Esq.

Roger Gilmore, Esq., was one of the early settlers of the town and the first settler on road 30, near the center of the town. Most of the town meetings were held, previous to the erection of the first meeting-house, in 1775, at his home. When the town was organized, he was chosen the first



Biographical Sketch of Thomas Goff

Thomas Goff came from Dublin, Ireland, at an early day, and was at the battle of Bennington. His son Robert married Sallie Bryant and settled Jaffrey, upon a farm on road 28. His only son, Kendall, married M Pratt, of New Ipswich, N. H., and has one son living. This son, Thomas K., married three



Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Lawrence

Benjamin Lawrence, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary war, came to Jaffrey from Groton, Mass., in 1788 or 1789 and settled on a farm on road 5, where Fred. J. Lawrence now resides. He married Rebecca Woods, of Pepperell, Mass., and reared a family of ten children. His son Ithamer married twice, first, Betsey Jewell, who



Revolutionary War Soldiers and Military History of Jaffrey, NH

The following Jaffrey soldiers in the Revolution are mentioned in the state report : Ephraim Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Adams, George Atridge, Daniel Avery, Joseph Bates, Jonathan Blodgett, John Briant, Alpheus Brigham, Asaph Brigham, Joseph Brooks, Simeon Burt, Joseph Cutter, Moses Cutter, Nathan Cutter, James Cutter, John Davidson, Matthew Davis, Jonathan Dean, Benjamin Dole, John



History of Industry in Jaffrey, NH

The Granite State Hotel, Caldwell Bros., proprietors, located at East Jaffrey, is a fine, three-story, brick building. The present proprietors took possession May 1, 1884, and are sustaining the just celebrity of the house with the public. The Monadnock National bank, located at East Jaffrey, was incorporated in 1850, with a capital of $50,000.00, as



Biographical Sketch of Capt. Eldad Prescott

Capt. Eldad Prescott, son of Benjamin, was a native of this town, and the first settler upon the farm on road 39 corner of 40. His son Oren married three times, first, Martha L., daughter of Jacob and Martha Adams, of Rindge; second, Caroline A., daughter of William T. Nutting; and third, Louisa J. Plummer,



Early Settlement of Jaffrey, New Hampshire

After the township was surveyed and divided among the proprietors, a bounty of 142 was offered, for the purpose of encouraging settlement, to the first five men who, with their families, should settle within one year from that date, June, 1750. and remain one year. The same proportion was also allowed to one or more



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