Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Brockway

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Rev. John Brockway, the first Universalist preacher in Surry, settled in that town at a very early day and died there about 1810. He was the father of four sons and two daughters. John, the eldest, was an officer in the war of 1812, and died at Schenectady, N. Y. Cephas was a goldsmith and a noted dentist. Rufus was a farmer, and Calvin emigrated to Ohio, where he accumulated a large fortune. Lockhart W. Brockway, a grandson of Rev. John and son of John, was born in Surry and came to Hinsdale in 1819. He boasts the honor of being the only living person in the town who here cast a vote for General Jackson for president. When he came to the town there were only thirteen dwellings between his house and the village of Ashuelot, a distance of four miles and includes the present village of Hinsdale. He struck the first blow in the construction of the canal which conveys water to the mills in his village, and had his first railroad ride two years ago, when he went to Keene to attend a funeral. He has been a subscriber of Cheshire County Republican about fifty-five years.

MLA Source Citation:

Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, New Hampshire. Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis. 1886. Web. 2 February 2015. - Last updated on Aug 20th, 2012

Locations: ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!