Biographical Sketch of Barnabas C. Whipple

BARNABAS C. WHIPPLE, one of the Committee of Arrangements the youngest son of David, and grandson of Aaron Whipple, was born in 1822. He married Sarah Whitney. He is an industrious farmer, and resides with his father at the homestead.



Biographical Sketch of John Walker

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.



Biographical Sketch of Daniel Ryder

DANIEL RYDER, son of Jotham Ryder, was born Dec. 29, 1803. He married Sarah George, and remains under the paternal roof, at Ryder Corner. He has long been noted for the excellence of his stock and produce. He is one of the most prosperous and worthy farmers in town, and is esteemed a man of



Biographical Sketch of Lucy P. Wheeler

LUCY P. WHEELER, youngest daughter of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was educated at Norwich Institute and Kimball Union Academy; married Edward Ingham, Esq., a man of superior intellect and business tact, and died at Newport in 1852.



Biographical Sketch of Jonah Stow

JONAH STOW, from whom have descended the Stows, married Lydia Powers, and came early to this town from Stockbridge, Mass., with his four sons, Peter, Asaph, Solomon and Jonah, and long occupied ” Stow Hill,” now Brighton. His eldest daughter, JUDITH, married Whipple Haven, a brother of Rev. Jacob Haven; his second, LYDIA, married Hon.



Biographical Sketch of Gilman C. Whipple

GILMAN C. WHIPPLE, Son of Moses, and grandson of Aaron Whipple, was born March 18, 1837. He is a most popular and successful merchant at Lebanon, N. H. Married in 1864, Clara, daughter of Samuel Wood, of Lebanon.



Biographical Sketch of Josiah Ward

JOSIAH WARD came to this town from Henniker, N. H., and settled in the south-west corner of the town. He had a large family.



Biographical Sketch of Elijah Ryder

ELIJAH RYDER, one of the Vice-Presidents of the Celebration, son of Jotham Ryder, Jr., is a worthy farmer, and has attained quite a celebrity as a teacher, both of schools and penmanship.



Biographical Sketch of James P. Wheeler

JAMES P. WHEELER, Son of Morrill, and grandson of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, a boy of uncommon courage and daring, was for eight months with Gen. Sickles as dispatch bearer. He was for a long time an inmate of the ” Libby Prison,” and shared with others in the famous ” black bean soup.” He re-enlisted



Biographical Sketch of Peter Stow

PETER STOW, a sterling farmer, married Deborah Nettleton, of Newport, and was the father of the Rev. Dr. Stow, of Boston, and Royal P. Stow, former Clerk of the U. S. House of Representatives. While in town he held many important civil and military offices.



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