The following data is extracted from Merrimack and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire Biographies.
John Endicott, who, with his brother, Jacob O., and his sister Mary, carries on the old farm in the town of Newport, first settled by their father Timothy in 1837, was born in this town, September 9, 1821, and is a direct descendant of John Endicott, the first governor of Massachusetts. Timothy Endicott, the father, was born in Danvers, Mass., in 1790, and was a farmer and the owner of a saw and grist mill. He removed from Danvers to East Newport, where he had about one hundred and fifty acres of land. Remaining there until 1837, he then settled in Newport, where he spent the remainder of his life. His wife, Mary Trask Endicott, was born in Beverly, Mass., about 1795. Husband and wife were both members of the Congregational church. Mr. Endicott was a Republican in politics during his later years. A good neighbor and a useful citizen, he was held in high regard by his fellow-townsmen. He died at his home in 1853. His wife survived him twenty years, passing away at the age of seventy-eight. They had five children-William, Lydia, Mary, John, and Jacob O. William died at the age of seventy-five years. Lydia married a Mr. Roberts, and passed away at the age of sixty-two. Mary, born May 8, 1816, and Jacob O., born April 20, 1823, are, as already mentioned, residing on the farm with their brother John, all being unmarried.
John Endicott received his education in the schools of his native town. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, and is a typical New England farmer. He owns about five hundred acres, besides his interest in the homestead; and he had a milk route in Claremont, N.H., which he carried on for twelve years, keeping as many as thirty-nine head of cattle. He has also bred stock to some extent, and in this has been very successful. He raised the largest steer in this section, which at the age of four years weighed two thousand seven hundred pounds, and was bought by Mr. Eaton, of Manchester, for one hundred and ninety-six dollars. Mr. Endicott has also raised some fine horses, including the one known as Rocket, which was one of the fastest horses raised in the State in the early sixties, having a record of 2. 16. Mr. John Endicott is a Republican, but has held no public office. He superintends the work of the farm, but some time since gave up active labor. He and his brother and sister attend the Methodist Episcopal church, and are numbered among the old established families of the town.
Source: Merrimack and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire Biographies