Charles Henry4 Wyman, b. in Barnard, Vt., Jan. 30, 1863; son of Elliot and Hester (Woodward) Wyman; m. June 15, 1890, at Barre, Mass., Martha Robinson, b. in Barre, June 5, 1865; dau. of Charles and Mary Stearns (Henry) Robinson. This Charles Henry was son of Elliot Wyman of Barnard, Vt.; who was the son of Ira Wyman of Stockbridge, Vt.; who was the son of Jasher Wyman of Stockbridge, who came there from Athens, Vt. The ch. of Charles H. and Hester were: Carl Robinson5, b. Summit, Wis., July 2, 1891. Herbert Harland5, b. East Jaffrey, Dec. 17, 1898. Mary Hester5, b. Oct. 8,...Read More
Location: Jaffrey New Hampshire
Joel Cutter, son of Joseph, married Mary S., daughter of Col. Timothy Jones, of Bedford, Mass. Nehemiah, one. of their ten children, married Emily A., daughter of Col. Oliver and Deborah (Perry) Bailey. He has two children, occupies a farm on road 20, and is a successful farmer and keeper of a summer...Read More
EAST JAFFREY, a comely post village, is located in the southeastern part of the town, on the Monadnock railroad, at the head of Contoocook river, and is noted for its pure mountain air, pleasant drives and the beautiful scenery which surrounds it. It has too churches (Congregational and Universalist), one hotel, two banks, four stores, a cotton-mill, edge tool manufactory, two blacksmith shops, a chair-shop, and about fifty...Read More
Peter Upton, son of Jonathan and Nancy (Whittemore) Upton, was born in Tyngsborough, Mass., October 1, 1816. He came to Jaffrey in October, 1837, and entered the store of Hiram Duncan as clerk. Two years later he was admitted to an equal partnership in the new firm of Duncan & Upton. Upon the death of Mr. Duncan, in 1840, the business was continued by Mr. Upton, to whom was also committed the settlement of the estate of his late partner. and the completion of many important trusts which Mr. Duncan had in charge. He continued actively-engaged in trade until 1851, retaining an interest in the business until 1861, when he was succeeded by his partner, Hon. Charles H. Powers, a gentleman well. known in New Hampshire political circles. Among many positions of trust and responsibility held by Mr. Upton, it may be mentioned he was postmaster from 1861 until he resigned the office, in 1884. He was town treasurer in 1860 and ’61, and represented the town in the legislature of 1848-’49 and ’50. From the outset he has been a director of the Monadnock R. R. Co., and untiring in his efforts for its construction and subsequent prosperity, and it is hardly too much to say that to Mr. Upton and Dr. Bradley, more than to any, or perhaps all others, is due the very existence of the...Read More
John Cutter son of Nathaniel, born at Woburn, Mass., March 16, 1765 came to Jaffrey in 1789. He married Abigail Demary, of Rindge, and so after commenced business as a tanner, buying the tannery of a Mr. Tanner which was afterwards occupied by his son, B. Cutter, Esq., but which has since been demolished. He was a man of singular energy of character and the first person in Jaffrey who kept his accounts according to the decimal system. By frugality and industry he acquired a competency. His so Ethan married Nancy B., daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth (Stiles) Blodgett, of Fitzwilliam, and resides in Jaffrey, where he has been keeper a public house for forty years. He has been town treasurer several years was postmaster fifteen years. Jonas, one of his two children, married Lydia daughter of Joseph and Seba (Barnes) Eveleth, of Dublin, N. H., and is no proprietor of the Cutter hotel in Jaffrey Center, formerly known as the Gr Monadnock House. Only one of his two children, Mortimer E., is living. He married Nellie E. Platts, of Winchendon, and has one child, Edith...Read More
Stephen Adams came to Jaffrey from Hamilton, Mass., about 1807 and settled upon the farm where D. P. Adams now resides, an road 25. He was in the naval service during the Revolution. He married Mehitable Cummings, of Marlboro, N. H., and reared a family of five children. His son Jessie married Ruth, daughter of Edward and Ruth Perkins, who bore him six children. He resided on road 26 for many years, or until his death, which occurred December 15, 1863. His son Addison has married twice, first, Mary L. Davis, of Lawrence, Mass., who bore him one son; second, Mrs. Mary R. Plummer, daughter of Jonathan J. Comstock, who has home him two children. He resides upon a farm on road...Read More
JAFFREY lies in the southeastern part of the county, in lat. 42° 50′, and long. 4° 59′, bounded, north, 113 rods by Marlboro and 2,408 rods by Dublin; east, 730 rods by Peterboro and 988 rods by Sharon; south, 1,898 rods by Rindge and 603 rods by Fitzwilliam; and west, 349 rods by Fitzwilliam, 806 rods by Troy, and 5o1 rods by Marlboro, thus having an area of about 22,000 acres, 1,000 of which are covered with water, and 3,200 rendered uninhabitable from its mountainous character. It was granted by the Masonian proprietors, under the name of Middle Monadnock. No. 2, November 30, 1749, to Jonathan Hubbard and thirty-nine others, residents of Hollis, Lunenburg, and Dunstable. On August 17, 1773, the town was legally incorporated, receiving on that date a confirmatory charter from New Hampshire, signed by Gov. John Wentworth. The surface of the town is hilly and mountainous; a detriment, perhaps, to cultivation, but elements which go far towards making the exquisite scenery for which Jaffrey is so justly celebrated, and which attracts so many pleased visitors each season. The central part of the territory has a general altitude of 1,057 feet above the level of the ocean, and East Jaffrey lies about 1,032 feet above the same, while in the northwest part, partly in Dublin, lies grand old Monadnock, 2,029 feet above the level of the center...Read More
Benjamin Cutter, son of John, was born January 8, 1793. He married Grata, daughter of Nathan and Abigail (Hale) Hunt, of Rindge. She died November 5, 1871, aged seventy-eight. Mr. Cutter settled in early life where he now lives. He became a tanner and currier with his father, and purse the manufacture of leather originally in the establishment erected by father, and afterwards, until 1850, in the building now occupied for the same purpose by his son Julius. He has been a prominent man of the town, n seeking political honors, but ever ready to serve when called by his fell townsmen to do so, and always ready to help in doing good wherever occasion required. He has been a willing helper of the poor. He has alva 4 been a Democrat, but liberal in his views on politics and religion. He was town clerk for many years, and justice of the peace. He was one of the first to organize the Monadnock National bank, was one of the directors for thirty years, and was president of the bank for about twelve years, until he resigned, in 1881, on account of advancing age. He is now living a retired life. For several years he has been engaged in antiquarian research, and has a more extensive knowledge of the history of his native town than any other man living. His...Read More
Samuel Pierce came to Jaffrey, from Lunenburgh, Mass., in 1773, and settled upon the farm on road 58, where E. Cary now lives. He married twice, first, Abigail Carter, and second, Elizabeth Whitney, and reared a family of ten children. He died December 27, 1824, at the age of seventyfive years. His son Joseph married Esther Jaqueth, settled on the home farm, and had born to him eight children, three of whom are living. He died April 20, 1860. Frederick S., son of Joseph, married twice, first, Martha Tolman, and second, Mary A. Grant. He now resides in East Jaffrey, is justice of the peace, and was appointed deputy sheriff for Cheshire and Hillsboro counties in 1866, which office he still retains. He is an auctioneer and insurance agent, having been engaged in the former business sixteen years, and six years in the...Read More
James Stephens, a lieutenant under General Washington in the Revolution, and a native of Andover, Mass., came to Jaffrey about 1769. He was twice married, first to Elizabeth Lacy, and second, to Betsey Wood Litch, and settled upon a farm on road 44, where Henry Chamberlain now resides. Polly,, the youngest of his seven children, and the only one now living, resides on the home farm and is eighty-seven years of age. Polly, a granddaughter of James, has a set of spoons made from the silver mountings that were upon the sword worn by her grandfather during the war. His only son, James, Jr., married Mercy Adams, of Rindge, located on road 44, and reared three children. One of these, Charles, also resides on the home...Read More
Jacob Jewell came to Jaffrey, from Marlboro, Mass., settled upon a farm on road 5. and had born to him ten children. His son Dexter, the only one living, married Sarah Moore, and has four children. His son Samuel D., married twice, first Frances Cutter, who bore him two children, second Emily, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Evens) Upton, of Peterboro, N. H., and resides upon a farm on road...Read More
Thomas French, son of David, was born December 17. 1765, at Billerica; Mass., and married Hannah Cummings, of Londonderry, N. H, March 31, 1788. He came to Jaffrey about that time and first settled on road 19, upon what is now known as the Spaulding farm. He was a farmer and a shoemaker reared nine children, one of whom is now living. His son Luke married twice, first, Nancy W. Blanchard, who bore him four children, and second Lucy Spaulding, by whom he had nine children, seven of whom are living He now resides in Jaffrey...Read More
Benjamin Lawrence, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary war, came to Jaffrey from Groton, Mass., in 1788 or 1789 and settled on a farm on road 5, where Fred. J. Lawrence now resides. He married Rebecca Woods, of Pepperell, Mass., and reared a family of ten children. His son Ithamer married twice, first, Betsey Jewell, who bore him three children, and second, Rebecca Emery, by whom he also had three children. His son Benjamin married Sarah E., daughter of James D. and Betsey P. Sawyer, of Jaffrey, and had three children, two of whom are living, viz.: Walter F. and Annie E., residents of Jaffrey...Read More
David Lacy came from Andover, Mass., and settled in Jaffrey previous to 1790, locating on lot 14, tier 8, and his name appears among those of early. land-surveyors. He married Charlotte, daughter of Jonathan Mollie (Fitch) Blodgett, November 2, 1788, and had born to him nine children. His son William married Betsey Brondson, May 26, 1829, and se in Jaffrey, engaging in mercantile pursuits in company with E. Cutter and L. Sweetzer, occupying the Ainsworth store. By diligence and economy found means to enlarge his trade, and in the spring of 1854, he bought stocked the Foster store, of East Jaffrey, in which he placed his son, James S., who afterwards became a partner and remained as such till his father’s death, June 20, 1869. His son James S., married Dorcas C., daughter Moses and Cozby (Coolidge) Perkins, July 22, 1856. He is now the lead merchant here and a prominent man in town...Read More
Roger Gilmore, Esq., was one of the early settlers of the town and the first settler on road 30, near the center of the town. Most of the town meetings were held, previous to the erection of the first meeting-house, in 1775, at his home. When the town was organized, he was chosen the first tythingman, a very important office in those days. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1791, and was the first justice of the peace appointed by the state, after the adoption of the constitution in 1784. When the first military company was organized, in 1775, he was chosen first lieutenant and afterwards captain. He died in November, 1807, at the age of sixty-nine years. His son Harvey married Mary, daughter of John and Sarah (Haywood) Byam. His son George F. married Annie R., daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Osgood) Gardner, of Rindge, who bore him four children. He resides upon the home farm, on road...Read More
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