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Samuel M. True, a farmer of Loudon, was born here, February 7, 1845, son of Captain Daniel and Abigail D. (Jones) True, his mother coming from Chichester, N.H., and his father being a native of Loudon. His grandfather was Daniel True, who came to Loudon and settled on Oak Hill in the town, and carried on farming there for the remainder of his life.

Captain Daniel True, who lived on the farm, and there carried on farming for the greater part of his life, commanded a company in the State militia for a number of years, and died in March, 1861. His wife, who survived him until July, 1878, had six children-Samuel M., John H., Charles H., James L., Abbie M., and Julia M. John, Charles H., and James L. reside in Concord, N.H. Charles is engaged in the teaming business; James L., who is a carpenter, married Clara Patrick; Abbie M. died at the age of eighteen; Julia M., who resides in Rye, N.H., married Edward Downs, of that town, who carries on a fish business.

Samuel M. True received a common-school education, remaining at home on the farm until he was about twenty-five years of age. Then he went to Concord, where he was employed at the depot as baggage-master for one year. Since then he has made his home on his present farm. The estate, known as the old Batchelder farm, contains about two hundred and fifty acres. Besides effecting sundry improvements, he has carried on general farming, raised some stock, and kept a dairy.

On May 9, 1872, Mr. True married Grace A. Batchelder, of Loudon, who was born May 9, 1850, daughter of Harmon E. and Clara M. (Sanborn) Batchelder, both of Loudon. Mr. Batchelder, now eighty-one years old, was a farmer, and is now living with his daughter, Mrs. True. Mrs. Batchelder died in November, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. True have three children, born as follows: Nellie A., April 4, 1874; Blanche M., May 27, 1878; and Mary E., December 7, 1884. Nellie A. is now the wife of Dr. William A. McGrath, of Loudon, N.H. Blanche and Mary are at home with their parents. Mr. True has always been in sympathy and voted with the Republican party. He is a Mason of Blazing Star Lodge, No. 11, of Concord. He also belongs to the White Mountain Lodge, No. 5, I. O. O. F., of the same town, and to the Loudon Grange. He still carries on farming, in which he is very successful.

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