Location: Jaffrey New Hampshire

Biographical Sketch of Marshall H. Adams

Marshall H. Adams came to Jaffrey from Danvers, Mass., in 1863, and settled upon the farm where he now resides on road 27. He married Susan B. Patterson, of Danvers, Mass., who bore him four children, three of whom are school-teachers. He has been selectman three...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Frost

Benjamin Frost, son of Benjamin, who settled in Jaffrey in 1783, married Annis, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Whitney) Pierce, of Jaffrey, and settled in Dublin in 1806. He was a carpenter, millwright and brick-mason. His son, Joseph P., first settled in Dublin, but moved to Jaffrey in 1849. He is a public-spirited man, much employed in town affairs, has been selectman three years, and is now town clerk and justice of the peace. He married twice, first, Sarah E., daughter of Abel and Mary (Spaulding) Cutter, January 4, 1844, and second, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Polly (Jewett) Osgood, of Milford. Of his four children, only one, T. Albert, now in the Sandwich Islands, is living. John, son of John, and grandson of Benjamin, married Amanda, daughter of Dea. David and Annie (Ryan) Simonds, of Peru, Vt., and has three children. He served three years in Co. G, roth N. H. Vols., during the late war, and was honorably discharged. He is now a prosperous farmer on road 12, and has been selectman three...

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Biography of Dr. Oscar H. Bradley

Dr. Oscar H. Bradley was born in Louisville, Ky., February 10, 1826. He was a grandson of Jonathan Holmes, of Londonderry, N. H., an officer who served under General Stark, at Bennington, and under Washington through the dark and memorable winter at Valley Forge. At the age four years Oscar H. moved with his parents to the western part of Vermont, where he lived until he reached the age of seventeen. He graduated fry Black River academy, at Ludlow, Vt., in 1847, taught school the following winter at Mt. Holley, Vt., and in the spring of 1848 entered the law office of Hon. D. E. Nicholson, of Rutland. In the autumn of that year he commenced the study of medicine with Drs. Amos and George B. Twitchell, Keene, N. H., and in 1851 graduated from the Castleton Medical college. He has from its inception been a director of the Monadnock railroad. He was largely instrumental, too, in the establishment of the Monadnock Savings bank, in this town, of which he has been its only president. Soon of he began the practice of medicine in Jaffrey. No physician or surgeon in southern New Hampshire is better known or more generally employed in difficult and serious cases than he. In the medical profession he is particularly noted for keeness and accuracy of perception in the diagnosis of disease and for positiveness...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Jaqueth

Thomas Jaqueth, a native of Hollis, N. H., married Marinda Tarbox, of Londonderry, N. H. Dana S., the second of his thirteen children, married Ada M., daughter of Leeprett and Hannah (Keith) Wilber, of Westmore. land, has two children, and resides upon a farm on road 43. He served three years in Co. A, 2d N. H. Vols., was at the first battle. of Bull Run, and was a prisoner ten months, confined in Libby, Parish and aulsbury prisons. His son Willie L. married Jennie S. Chase, of Mt. Vernon, N. H., and now resides on road...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Daniel Ryan

Dr. Daniel Ryan, in 1750, came from Ireland as surgeon on board of a vessel, and settled in Marblehead, Mass. His son Samuel, also a physician, moved to Sharon, N. H., in 1790, married Mrs. Patty Sawyer, who bore him four children. One of these, Samuel, Jr., married Hannah J., daughter of George and Alice (Sawyer) Shead; of Peterboro, N. H., July 14, 1811, and rear a family of three children, two of whom are now living. He was a farmer and lumberman and the principal owner of the famous steam-mills of Fay, Comwins & Ryan. He was a leading man in town affairs, and held most of the important offices. He came to East Jaffrey in 1854, and was selectman several years, town representative in 1863 and 1864, and served twenty-five years as a director of the Monadnock Savings bank, at East...

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Biographical Sketch of Nathaniel F. Stevens

Nathaniel F. Stevens, a son of James M., and Mary C. (Fogg) Stevens, was a native of Exeter, N. H. He came to Jaffrey in 1862 and located upon a farm on road 55, on Peabody hill. He married Huldah A. Choate, of Sandwich, N. H., who bore him three children, two of whom are now living. He served in the late war as captain of a rifle company, under General Wadley of the state militia. He has been a prominent farmer and cattle dealer, but has now retired from business and is living on the homestead with his son Fred I., who married Dora M. Wellman. His daughter, Fannie Winship, resides in Cleveland,...

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Biographical Sketch of Green Towne

Green Towne, son of Deacon Towne, who was a captain under General Green in the Revolution and also served in the French and Indian war, married Lucy, daughter of Capt. Solomon Rand, of Rindge. He reared a family of eight children, five of whom are now living. His son Levi P. married Emily A., daughter of Jonathan and Harriet (Dwinell) Sawyer, of East Alstead. He has two children and is a thriving farmer on road...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Buckwold

Jacob Buckwold married Catharine Hahn, of Baden, Germany, March 7, 1858, and has eight children. He came to this country in May 1857, and settled in Jaffrey. He was a soldier in the late Rebellion, enlisting in 1861 in Co. G, 14th N. H. Vols., and was honorably discharged in 1863. He died August 18, 1882. His family resides in the village of East...

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Biographical Sketch of Louis Woodruff

Louis Woodruff, a native of Westfield, N. J., married Damaris N. Winans, of Elizabeth, N. J., who bore him six children, three of whom are living. His son John W. married Susan A., daughter of Luke and Abbie (Dawes) Tucker, of Elizabeth N. J. Two of his three children, James D., a resident of Minneapolis, Minn., and Frederick S., of Boston, Mass., are now living. John W. Woodruff resides upon a farm on road...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonas Pierce

Asa and Betsey (Pike) Pierce, from Weston, Mass., located in Dublin about 1786. After a few years he died, leaving his widow and two sons, Asa and Jonas. July 29, 1790, his widow married Thomas Davidson, and removed to Jaffrey. Jonas Pierce, second son of Asa, was born in Dublin, April 8, 1788. He married Lucinda, daughter of Benjamin Bailey, of Jaffrey, September 1, 1811. She died in 1838. He married, second, Mrs. Polly Bowers, September 11, 1838, who died March 2, 1895, aged eighty-five years. He died May 28, 1857. He was one of the prosperous farmers of Jaffrey. His children were Asa. Abigail, Addison, Jonas, Benjamin, Amos, Dexter, Betsey, and Emily. Addison, born March 14, 1817, married Millie Prince, of Thompsonville, Conn., and resides on the...

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