Location: Belknap County NH

Miscellaneous Graveyards in Belknap County, NH

Graveyard #4 (All overgrown and many stones fallen and broken to bits.) GARLAND     Eliza S., d. 8 Apr. 1850, ae. 22 yrs., 5 mos. Wife of Daniel H. Garland.     Anna E., d. 7 Oct. 1868, ae. 14 yrs. Dau. of Daniel H. & Sarah A. Garland. Graveyard #1 PICKERING     Capt. Jonathan, d. 7 Jul. 1883, ae. 84 yrs., 7 mos.     Eliza, d. 13 Aug. 1851, ae. 49 yrs., 6 mos. Wife of Capt. Jonathan Pickering.     Judith, d. 23 Mar. 1879, ae. 74 yrs. Wife of Capt. Jonathan Pickering.     Mary, d. 13 Oct. 1855, ae. 91 yrs. Wife of James Pickering. BRIGGS     Lucy, d. 19 Dec. 1862, ae. 26 yrs., 1 mo. Wife of Ireson Briggs....

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12th N.H. Regiment

Point Lookout, Md., August 11th, 1863 ____________ Mr. Editor: I suppose that long before this you have heard of the whereabouts of the 12th, and know something of our situation; but perhaps a few lines, relative to our proceedings of late, and of our present good fortune may prove acceptable. My last letter to the Gazette was written while we were at Green Springs, Md. Since we left that place, up to the time of our coming to this place, we have shared, in common with this army the hardships and privations incident to a hard march. I would like to give you a detailed account of our adventures, but neither time nor space will permit. We marched through many places of interest, which shall long live upon the pages of history. We passed over the bloody fields of South Mountain Antietam, and Sharpsburg. The evidences of the great battles fought at these places are fearfully apparent. The long lines of soldier’s graves speak plainer than words of the many brave and noble men who have sacrificed their lives upon their country’s altar. There are other evidences of the dreadful scenes which have there been enacted; but none so great as the humble gray of the soldier. We left the Army of the Potomac on the 27th of July at Warrenton, taking the cars at that place for Washington....

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Return of the Sixteenth N.H. Regiment

The sixteenth Regiment N.H. Volunteers, in command of Col. James Pike, arrived in Concord on the 14th inst. They left this State on the 23rd of last November, having been mustered in for nine months service. They have participated in only a few engagements, but have been included in the Department of the Gulf and have suffered greatly front he diseases of a hot and unhealthy region. The corps, on reaching the city, had 340 men able to carry arms, together with enfeebled soldiers who were immediately transferred to the hospital at City Hall. Besides these 49 invalids were left at Vicksburg and 36 at Cairo. These figures show how disease has more than decimated the ranks of a regiment that numbered nine hundred effective men on departing for the seat of war. The troops took an honorable part in the actions at Butte a la Bose (Fort Burton), Springfield, and Donaldsonville, all of which places are in Louisiana. The troops left Port Hudson on the 1st instant, and were in constant motion until they reached New Hampshire. They came up the Mississippi river to Cairo, and from thence by rail. The journey home though fatiguing, was interspersed with many pleasing occurrences. At a score or more of places on the route the people assembled by thousands, inviting the soldiers to collations, and cheering their hearts with kind and...

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Lakeport, Belknap County, New Hampshire Obituaries

Obituaries extracted from various editions of the Lake Village Times, 1928-1930. Jan 1929 Alburtis S. Gordon Alburtis S. Gordon was found dead in a chair at his home, 103 Court St. yesterday morning by neighbors who summoned Dr. L. R. Brown, medical referee. Dr. Brown pronounced death due to natural causes. Mr. Gordon suffered a shock some time ago, and it is believed succumbed to another attack last evening. He was fully dressed. He lived alone. Mr. Gordon was formerly a prominent Laconia jeweler, in the firm of Gordon and Booth. He was born in Hebron, May 17, 1848. He was educated in the public schools, and then learned the tinsmith’s trade when 18 years of age, working five years at this trade in Wells River and Bradford, Vt. He came to Laconia in 1874, and was with his uncle, Mr. Gove, in the latter’s store from that time until Mr. Gove’s death in April 1883. He then continued in business for himself. Mr. Booth entering into partnership in the summer of 1898. Mr. Gordon served three years as selectman in the old twon government. He also has served as director of the Laconia Building and Loan Association, a trustee of the Laconia Savings Bank, and president of the Laconia Land and Improvement Company. He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias, and a 32nd degree Mason....

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The Belknap County Gazette Transcriptions for Saturday August 22, 1863

The Belknap Gazette. Laconia, N. H., Saturday August 22, 1863. Vol. XXL….No. 21 MARRIED In Bangor, Me., 10th inst. by Rev. A. ? Small Mr. GEORGE W. EMERY to Miss CLARA F. SANBORN both of B. In upper Gilmanton, Jan. 29, by Rev. A. ? Smith Mr. JACOB F. BAMFORD to Miss HATTIE A ? both of Sanbornton. Also by the same, July 11, Mr. MANUEL ROWE of Gilford to Mrs. MARY ANN STEVENS, of Chelsea, Vermont. DIED May 9th, in the hospital at Carrollton, La., of Typhoid fever GEORGE F. BOWERS 17 yrs. and 11 months, son of RUFUS L. and ELIZA BOWERS of Sanbornton, N.H., and a member of Co. H. 15th H. H. V. He was a noble boy and though young a good and true soldier. In Sanbornton, Aug. 11, Mr. HARLAN P. SANBORN, aged 26, a member of the 15th Regt. N. H. V. August 17 EMMA JANE, child of Mr. SAMUEL W. and HANNAH MORRISON, aged 11 months. In Laconia, Aug. 13, EMERSON M. PIPER, aged 22 years and 11 months. Notice All persons are hereby forbidden from harboring or trusting my wife, BETSEY C. SANBORN, on my account, as I have made suitable provision for her clothing, support and maintenance. Meredith, June 13, 1863. IRA SANBORN JAMES B. CLAY, the degenerate son of HENRY CLAY, who some time since left his home...

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Casualties in Sanbornton New Hampshire

Casualties or severe accidents in Sanbornton New Hampshire 1766(?). The first to be recorded was serious rather than fatal. The earliest frame on the site of the original Clark house, west of Tin Corner (one of the very first framed dwellings erected in town) before being covered, was “cut in two by a large ash-tree blown down upon it” by a violent wind! It was immediately repaired, and the building proceeded. 1770(?). John Gibson was drowned in the Middle Bay, above Gibson’s Falls, by fallig from a boat. This is supposed to have been the earliest instance of drowning in town, and probably the first fatal accident. 1780. Nathan Philbrick, while “clearing” on his brother David’s land, was so injured by the falling of a tree that, though able to walk back (with assistance) to his sister’s Mrs. Ebenezer Sanborn’s, on the Sanborn road, he soon after died. July 4, 1795. Joseph Smith was drowned, or more probably killed, by a fall on the dam of his own mill, at the Threshing Mill Brook. Aug. 19, 1796. Jacob Hersey was drowned at what has since been called “Hersey’s Cove,” Little Bay. He was bathing with William Burley and one other young man, and was seized with the cramp. Burley’s exertions to save his cousin resulted in his own death the December following. The spot has since proved a dangerous...

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Sanbornton NH Soldiers in the Civil War

There are a total of 265 men listed. If you have anyof these names in your family genealogy and would like me to put a link to your url or email please let me know. All information is taken from The History of Sanbornton, NH vol. I by Rev. M.T. Runnels 1882 The three years’ men of 1861 N.H. Fourth Regiment enlisted Sept. 18-20, 1861 for three years CHARLES K. BUSWELL; private, Co. D; discharged for disability, Dec 31, 1862 CHARLES C. CLARK; corporal, Co. D; discharged for disability, Dec 5, 1861; re-enlisted, Fifteenth Regiment, corporal, Co. H, Oct 11, 1862 ANDREW B. CUTLER; private, Co. D; re-enlisted veteran, Co. D, Jan 1, 1864; captured at Deep Run, Va, Aug 16, 1864; died at Salisbury, N.C., Dec 22, 1864 CHARLES H. DEARBORN; private, Co. D; died of disease, at Hilton Head, S.C., July 20, 1863 ALBERT L. FITZGERALD; private, Co. D; promoted to corporal; then to first lieutenant, Oct 26, 1863; discharged for disability BENJAMIN T. HANNAFORD; private, Co. D; resided in Northfield, but re-enlisted for Sanbornton Dec 26, 1863 ABNER L. KNOWLTON; corporal, Co. D; promoted to first sergeant; re-enlisted Jan 1 1864; commissioned first lieutenant, Co. H, Nov 9, 1864; commissioned captain, Co. H, Feb 17, 1865; mustered out Aug 23, 1865 HORACE B. MORRISON; private, Co. D; promoted to sergeant; mustered out Sept 27 1864 JOHN...

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Lake Village Times, Historical Notes, For 1868 and 1869

Lake Village Times Historical Notes For 1868 and 1869 (from a newspaper article–no date) Historical Notes. The following notes taken from the local columns of the first year’s file of the Lake Village Times cannot fail to be of interest to all and particularly to the young people. With the elderly they will refresh the memory while to the young and those who have lived here but a few years they will serve as bits of history of this place. 1868 Jan. 4 The Lake Village Times started by Stanton & Haynes. Four pages of six columns each. Issued from an upper room in the Morgan block. Horace G. Whittier was one of those present when the first copy was pulled from the press. Jan. 4. The lake was frozen over. Geo. H. Roby and H.O. Bugbee returned from 2 days fishing with 14 trout and 350 cusk. “The Belknap mills are maufacturing 30,000 yards of checked flannels per week.” Jan. 8. Levi F. Whiting commenced running a team between Lake Village and Laconia, for the accommodation of the public. Dr. Henry Tucker administers ether to a patient and extracts fifteen teeth in ten minutes. Jan. 14. John Sheppard of Laconia ran from the court house to Lake Village, two miles, in seven minutes. He was to make the distance in six minutes on a wager , but lost...

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The Belknap County Gazette Transcriptions for Saturday August 12, 1854

The Belknap County Gazette. Meredith Bridge, N. H., Saturday August 12, 1854. VOL. 8. NO. 22 Marriages In New Hampton, Cap. Stephen B. Poor, to Miss Frances M. Harris, both of N.H. In Barnstead, Mr. Joseph M. Howard to Miss Hannah A. Hill. In Milton, Mr. Charles C. Durgin, of Gilmanton, to Miss Christine H. Hanson, of Lebanon, Me. In Wolfborough, M. John Clough, to Miss Betsey Ann Lang, both of W. In North Haverhill, Joel N. Angler, Esq., of Stockton, California, to Miss Sarah L. Swazey. In Concord, Mr. George Cooper, to Miss Betsy Ann Carr. In Wolfborough, Mr. Sylvester Marr, to Miss Abigail P. Bailey, both of Bath. Deaths In this villiage, 8th instant, Mr. Charles Avery, aged about 43 years. In Gilmanton, Aug 3d, Miss Polly Young, aged 60 years. In Alton, 23d ult., Viena, daughter of Mr. Henry R. and Mrs. Hannah J. Kittredge, of Lowell, Mass., aged 8 years and ten months. In Wolfborough, 12th uil., Emma E., youngest daughter of Johnson and Elizabeth P. Jenness, aged 1 year and 26 days. In Henniker, Miss Julia Childs, aged about 33 years. In Sandwich, July 15th, Mr. Isaac Quimby, aged 73 years. In Gilmanton, July 17th, Mr. Josiah Smith, aged 60. July 10th Mariatte, only child of William and lucinda Lougee, aged 22 months. In Gilmanton, Iron Works, July 12th, Thesta Grace, only daughter of...

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Biography of Alvin W. Sanders

Alvin W. Sanders, one of the leading merchants of Pittsfield, was born in this town, October 5, 1850, son of William and Adeline (Reynolds) Sanders. His grandfather, Samuel Sanders, who was a resident of Strafford, N.H., followed shoemaking and farming throughout the active period of his life, and died at the age of seventy years. Samuel’s wife, whose maiden name was Betsey Cater, lived to be eighty years old. She was the mother of nine children, all now deceased, of whom William was the youngest. William Sanders was born in Strafford, and reared upon a farm. He learned the shoemaker’s trade, and afterward worked at it, and also conducted a good farm in Pittsfield. In politics he was a Democrat. He married for his first wife Abiagail Sanders, widow of William Sanders, of Strafford; and by that union there were five children, of whom the only survivor is Betsey. His second marriage was contracted with Adeline, daughter of John Reynolds, of Strafford; and she became the mother of five children, four of whom are living-Alvin W., Martin, Clara, and George. Martin wedded Eva Noyes, of Barnet, Vt.; and Clara is the wife of Benjamin Rollins, of Concord, N.H., and has two children-Florence and Bertha. Mrs. William Sanders, who is seventy-two years old, is residing at the homestead in this town. Alvin W. Sanders acquired his education in the schools...

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Biography of Albert Stevens

Albert Stevens, a farmer of Concord, was born at Canterbury, N.H., January 24, 1833, and is a representative of the third generation of the Stevens family born in this town. His paternal grandfather, whose name, it is believed, was Simeon Stevens, was a farmer and lifelong resident of Canterbury. He attained an advanced age, and was the father of six sons and four daughters. Three of the sons-Moses, John, and Thomas -went West, and settled in Princeton, Ill., where they grew prosperous and married. John Stevens had a son who became extremely wealthy, and two of the sons of Simeon Stevens became members of Congress. Jesse Stevens, father of Albert, remained in his native town when his brothers went West, and in course of time became one of its leading citizens. Early in life he began to teach, and he followed that occupation for some years. He lived to be sixty-one years old, and at the time of his death had been Selectman of the town for many years. He married Abigail Sherborne, of Epsom; and they had seven children-Harriet, Mary A., Sylvester, Caroline, Susan T., Nancy, and Albert. Mary is the wife of Rufus Virgin, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work; Sylvester lives in East Concord; Caroline, who is the widow of Stephen Clark, resides at Littleton, Mass.; Nancy, who lives in Concord, is the...

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Biography of William F. Wadleigh

William F. Wadleigh, a farmer of Webster, is a native of Laconia, born January 24, 1837, son of Nathaniel R. and Polly H. (Ray) Wadleigh. The father, who was a prominent farmer of Laconia, and was born in 1802, died in 1854. The mother, born March 4, 1806, died in 1870. They had eight children, namely: Mary, now deceased, who was the wife of William Barrett, of Nashua, N.H.; Eliza, deceased, who was the wife of William Thompson, of Barrington, N.H.; Isaac, who married Abbie Davis, now deceased, and lives in Ludlow, Vt.; Almira, deceased, who married James Filgate, of Laconia; Catherine, who is the widow of Amos B. Tibbetts, and lives in Barrington, N.H.; Chase, who married Mary Foss, and resides in Hastings, Minn.; William F., the subject of this article; and Horace, who married Hettie Haywood, and lives in Ludlow, Vt. At the early age of eleven years William F. Wadleigh went to Gilford, N.H., and worked out on the different farms until twenty-one years old, when he tried his fortunes in Lawrence, Mass. Here he was employed for eight years in the soap factory of L. Beach & Son. After his first marriage Mr. Wadleigh removed from Lawrence to Laconia; and four years later he entered on his present farm of five hundred acres in Webster, where he has since lived. He carries on general farming,...

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Biography of Dr. Rufus Merrill Weeks

Dr. Rufus Merrill Weeks, who resides in the village of Suncook, and is a well-known dentist in the town of Pembroke, was born in Gilford, N.H., December 15, 1854, son of William and Lizzie (Hutchinson) Weeks. Benjamin Weeks, the grandfather of Dr. Weeks, in his younger days was a farmer. He later learned Gilford. He became prominent in business circles and in public affairs, holding various town offices; and he was connected with the old State militia. In politics he was a Whig. He married, and reared a family of seven children. Of the latter the only survivor is Mrs. Harriet Gilman, who resides in Gilford. Benjamin Weeks and his wife lived to a good old age. He left with a good estate the reputation of an able and successful business man. William Weeks, a native of Gilford and the third-born of his parents’ children, was brought up on a farm. At an early age he displayed a natural aptitude for agricultural pursuits. The active period of his life was spent in tilling the soil of a good farm in Gilford, and he attained prominence as a practical and successful farmer. In politics he acted with the Republican party in his later years. He served as a Selectman for some time, and represented his district in the legislature. His wife, Lizzie, became the mother of eight children, of whom...

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Biography of Samuel Smith Page

Samuel Smith Page, who for more than forty years was one of the most esteemed residents of Hopkinton, was born September 30, 1822, in Dunbarton, N.H. He is a descendant of Benjamin Page, who was born in 1640, in Dedbam, fifty-seven miles north-east of London, England. In 1660, on account of religious differences, Benjamin came to America, locating in Haverhill, Mass., where on September 21, 1666, he married Mary Whittier, who belonged to the family from which the poet, John G. Whittier, sprung. Their son, Jeremiah, the eldest of a family of sixteen, born September 14, 1667, was the next ancestor. He married Deborah Hendrick, of Newburyport, Mass., July 2, 1696; and they reared seven children, Caleb and Joshua. He died in 1752. Caleb Page, the next in line of descent, was born August 16, 1705, and died in 1785. He married in 1728 or 1729 Ruth Wallingford, of Boston, who died in 1738. In 1740 he married a widow Carleton, of Newburyport, who weighed three hundred and fifteen pounds. She, together with a huge arm-chair, now in the possession of the Stark family, had to be carried to meeting on an ox sled. In 1749 Caleb Page removed from Haverhill, Mass., to Atkinson, N.H., where he is said to have owned land measuring one mile in opposite directions from the site of the present academy. In 1751 he...

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Biography of Captain John L. Kelley

Captain John L. Kelley, proprietor of Maplewood Farm, Franklin, and an ex-member of the New Hampshire legislature, is a native of Gilmanton, Belknap County. He was born September 19, 1824, his parents being Daniel and Sally (Weeks) Kelley, the former a native of Gilmanton and the latter of Gilford. Daniel Kelley carried on a farm in his native town until 1866, when he moved to Franklin, where he resided for the rest of his life. He was the father of six children, as follows: Betsey M., born June 3, 1813, who died April 18, 1895; Sara, born June 11, 1815, died October 18, 1878; Mary Ann, born April 11, 1817; Ellen W., born October 28, 1821, who married William Bell, and died March 16, 1862; John L., the subject of this sketch; and Daniel W., who died in infancy. Mary Ann Kelley has been twice married, and her first husband was John S. Durrell. She married for her second husband Challis Sargent, of Tilton, and is now residing in Lisbon, N.H. John L. Kelley grew to manhood and acquired his education in Gilmanton, and since leaving school has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. The farm he now cultivates consists of three hundred acres, and is one of the most desirable pieces of agricultural property in this part of the county. Truck farming is carried on quite extensively, as well...

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