Biography of Israel G. Mardin

Israel G. Mardin, one of Allenstown’s most able and successful farmers, was born in this town, January 9, 1826. His parents, Israel and Rachel (Ham) Mardin, were natives respectively of Allenstown and Epsom, N.H. The paternal grandfather, Israel Mardin (first), a native of Portsmouth, N.H., settled in Allenstown, and here carried on a good farm until his death, which occurred when he was forty years old. In politics he was a Democrat. He married Sally Doust, a native of Deerfield, and reared a family of five children, none of whom are living. His wife, who was a member of the Congregational church, reached the age of eighty-two years.

Israel Mardin (second), the father of the subject of this sketch, was reared to farm life at the homestead. On succeeding to the farm, he cultivated it successfully during the active period of his life. He took an active part in political affairs, and was elected a Representative to the legislature for two terms by the Rachel, a daughter of George Ham, of Epsom, made him the father of seven children, five of whom are living; namely, Harrison B., William D., Israel G., John, and James C. Harrison B. married Ann Gove, of Wentworth, N.H., and has one son, Charles; William D. married Caroline Monahan, of Francestown, N.H., and has five children-Frank, George, Emma, Nellie, and Carrie; John married Ellen L. Flint, of Allenstown, and his children are: John, Mabel, and Hattie A.; James C. married Sarah Wiggins, of Deerfield; and she is the mother of two children-Burt and Rachel. Mrs. Rachel Mardin lived to be eighty-one years old. She and her husband were attendants of the Congregational church.

Israel G. Mardin was reared and educated in Allenstown. After leaving school he was employed in a brickyard for a time. Subsequently he took up farming, which has since been his principal occupation. In 1881 he purchased his present farm of one hundred and thirty acres. The tillage portion of it is devoted chiefly to the raising of hay and grain.

On March 31, 1853, Mr. Mardin wedded Hannah J. Giles, daughter of Paul S. Giles, of Northwood, N.H. They have no children. In politics Mr. Mardin is a Democrat. He has served as Supervisor of the Check List and as Highway Surveyor. One of the leading farmers of Allenstown, and possessing many admirable qualities, he has the esteem and confidence of his fellow-townsmen.

MLA Source Citation:

Biographical Review Publishing Company. Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan counties, N. H. Boston. Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. Web. 17 December 2014. - Last updated on Aug 15th, 2012



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

Share this post with your friends!