DR. GRISWOLD WHIPPLE WHEELER, eldest son of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born at Croydon, Feb. 22,1808, and died at St. Louis, Mo., June 7, 1865. He pursued his studies at Kimball Union Academy; studied medicine with Willard P. Gibson, M. D., of Newport, and graduated at the Medical Department of Dartmouth College. After spending about
HIRAM SMART, son of the preceding, has been a Representative from Plaistow in the Legislature, a School Commissioner, and Register of Deeds for Rockingham County, and is now in the Boston Custom House.
THOMAS WHIPPLE, son of Daniel Whipple, and greatgrandson of Moses Whipple, an intelligent farmer and practical surveyor, has long taken a deep interest in the cause of education, and for many years has had the general charge of the schools in Charlestown, N. H., his place of residence. He has a well educated family, some
POLLY WAKEFIELD, now 95 years of age, the oldest person now living in town, is the widow of Maj. Josiah Wakefield, of Newport, and daughter of Phineas Newton, who came to Croydon in 1772, from Worcester, Mass.
ELISABETH RUMBLE, a spinster, was noted for her great age-a hundred years-and her many eccentricities. At the trout-brook she was the rival of the famous Isaak Walton.
WILLIAM PLUMMER WHEELER, son of Col. Nathaniel Wheeler, was born at Croydon, July 31, 1812. He lived at home on the Wheeler place in the south part of the town until he was about thirteen years of age, when he went to reside with his uncle James Wheeler at Newport. He remained there until 1836;
GARDNER STEWART, son of John Stewart-an early settler on Winter Hill-married Sarah, daughter of James Powers. He has been a successful financier. He now resides at Plainview, Min.
DAVID WHIPPLE, son of Aaron, was a farmer and man of good judgment. He had an excellent memory, and retained his faculties almost unimpaired until the period of his death, at nearly eighty years of age. To him the editor is indebted for many facts relating to the fathers and mothers of the town.
AMOS WAKEFIELD, son of Amos and Chloe Cooper Wakefield, and grandson of Dea. Sherman Cooper, is a Methodist clergyman at the West.
JOTHAM RYDER came early to Croydon, and settled in the south-east corner of the town, and from him and his connections the place has always since been known as ” Ryder Corner.”