Location: Marlboro New Hampshire

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Sullivan H. McCollester

Rev. Sullivan H. McCollester, son of Silas and grandson of Isaac, was born in this town December 18, 1826, and is now a resident of Dover, N. ii, though he still owns a part of the ancestral estate, He is a graduate of the Cambridge Divinity school, and was given the degree of D. D., by the St Lawrence university, in June, 1874. Mr. McCollester has traveled extensively and is widely known as an...

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Biographical Sketch of Jebediah Putney

Jedediah Putney, a native of Charlton, Mass., located in Fitzwilliam about eighty years ago, and from there came to Marlboro, where he died in 1866, aged eighty-one years. His son Moses, born in Fitzwilliam, came to Marlboro in 1864, but returned about seven years...

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Military History of Marlboro, New Hampshire

As early in the Revolutionary contest as 1775, at least six of Marlboro’s scanty population joined the continental army, viz.: Moses Tucker, Timothy Rogers, Robert Worsley, Daniel Collins, Lieutenant James Brewer and Pearson Newell. In a report made by the selectmen on the 3d of October of that year, however, the number is given at sixteen, “out of which number two are dead.” Among the others who went to the war were the following: William Barker, Richard Atwell, Daniel Lawrence, Benjamin Goodenow, Abel Woodward, Peter Tozer, Daniel Goodenow, Jonah Harrington, Colvin Goodenow, Frederick Freeman, Reuben McAlister, Adine Goodenow, Jabez McBride, Captain James Lewis, Lieutenant Richard Roberts, Ensigh Oliver Wright, Sergeant John Rogers, John Felton, Moses Tucker, Thomas Upham, John Lewis, James Bemis, Elijah Park, James Flood, Robert Converse, James Dean, Samuel Bishop, Jr., John Tozer, Richard Tozer, Eliphalet Stone. Phineas Park, William Tenney, Elnathan Newton, Jedediah Taintor, John Felton, David Wheeler, Thaddeus Hastings, John McBride, Thomas Riggs, Abijah Tucker, Shem Kentfield, Shubael Stone, Theodore Mann, Abraham Brooks, Peter Starkey, Eli Lewis, and Walter Capron. There were also thirty-nine Revolutionary soldiers subsequently settled in the town. In the war of 1812 there went out from the town eleven men, as follows: Etheel Parmenter, Benjamin Fife, Henry H. Cutler, Nathan D. Barker, Abner Fairbanks, Moses Perkins, Stephen White, Ezekiel White, Darius Williams. Aaron Hodgkins and Levi Gates, Jr. In the late...

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Biographical Sketch of Clark Mason

Clark Mason was born here April 16, 1794, removed to Oswego county, N. Y., in 1817, remained until 1824, then came back to Marlboro, and diedk here in August, 1861. 1. His grandson, Warren W., son of William C., is superintendent of Hale’s chair factory, at South...

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The Trinitarian Congregational Church, Marlboro, NH

The Trinitarian Congregational church, located at Marlboro, was organized by a council convened for the purpose, with eight members, in 1778. The first pastor was Rev. Joseph Cummings. The first church building stood near what is now called Meeting -house pond, and was raised November 21, 1990, though it was not completed until 1774. The present brick structure was dedicated October 29, 1834. It will seat 400 persons, and is valued, including grounds, etc., at $12,000.00. The society now has 228 members, with Rev. John L. Merrill,...

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Early Settlement of Marlboro, New Hampshire

The first settler in the town was William Barker, a native of Westboro, Mass., who located in what is now Westhill, in Troy. He came on in 1761, selected the place for his future home, and came back again in 1762, and commenced a clearing. He seems not to have done much from that time until 1764, however, when he again came on from Massachusetts, enlarged his clearing, built a log house, and made arrangements for bringing on his family, which he accordingly did that autumn, arriving here on the 17th of September. Soon after, Isaac McAlister, who had previously built a log house on the farm now owned by Ansel Nye, brought his family on, consisting of his wife -a sister of Mrs. Brown-and four children. This was the first settlement made within the present limits of the town. These two families, consisting of eleven persons, were all the inhabitants residing in the township during the winter of 1764-’65. In 1765 Amos Fife located in the part of the town subsequently set off to Troy. Benjamin Tucker and his wife and seven children settled on the place subsequently owned by Tarbell & Whitney. Daniel Goodenow and his wife and four or five children, from Marlboro, Mass., and Abel Woodward and family, also located where the village now is. No settlers are known to have come in during 1766,...

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Biographical Sketch of Elias Thatcher

Elias Thatcher was born here, and, with the exception of a few years spent in Swanzey, resided here until his death, in February, 1879, at the age of eighty-six years. His son, Elias A., was born here, and remained in the town until about twenty-three years of age, when he removed to Vermont, and from there to Massachusetts, though he has been a resident of the town since...

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History of Industry in Marlboro, New Hampshire

The Frost Free Library.-The town has a fine public library, founded by Rufus S. Frost, in 1865, who donated $15.000.00 for the purpose. Of this amount $7,000.00 were devoted to the erection of a substantial granite building, $3,000.00 more were used in the purchase of books, and the remainder placed at interest, the revenue therefrom to be used in sustaining the library and in the purchase of new books, The Cheshire Blanket Co., whose mills are located at the village, was organized in the spring of 1873, the proprietors being C. O. Whitney and AV. H. Clark. Their main building is a wood structure 72×65 feet, two stories in height, and contains five sets of machinery. Their. No. 2 mill is of wood. 40×45 feet, two stories, and has two sets of machinery. They have also two store-houses, of wood, and a picker and boiler house, of brick. They use both steam and water-power, employ ninety hands in the manufacture of blankets and satinet goods, turning out $150,000.00 worth per annum. The Monadnock Blanket Co., located at the village, was incorporated in 1869, with a capital of $20,000.00, which, about five years later, was increased to $30,000.00. The first officers were W. H. Wilkinson, president; S. S. Wilkinson, clerk and treasurer; and Charles Shrigley, superintendent; They purchased of Thurston & Wilkinson the stone mill erected for a saw and...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Thatcher

Benjamin Thatcher, one of the early settlers of the town, subsequently removed to Swanzey, where he died. Benjamin, Jr., born here, made the town his home until twenty-one years of age, then removed to Keene, and finally to Swanzey, where he passed the remainder of his days His son George, born in Keene, has spent most of his life in Marlboro, and now resides on School...

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Town of Marlboro, New Hampshire

MARLBORO is a handsome post village, located in the northwestern part of the town. It has, aside from its many private residences, three churches, (Congregational, Universalist and Methodist) one hotel, two general stores, a hardware store, furniture store, shoe store, grocery, barber shop, confectionery store, a town hall, Odd Fellows hall, a foundry and machine shop, pail factory, two box factories. toy manufactory, three saw-mills, a grist-mill, yarn manufactory, knob manufactory, two blanket factories, two woolen mills, two blacksmith shops, two wheelwright shops, three cobbler shops, a livery stable and meat market. MARLBORO DEPOT (p. o.) is a small village and station on the Cheshire railroad in the southwestern part of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Phineas Farrar

Phineas Farrar, son of Josiah and Hannah Farrar, was born in Sudbury, Mass., came to Marlboro in 1768, and died here at the age of ninety-four years. His son William, a native of the town, died at the age of eighty-one years. Calvin, son of William, resides on road...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan was born in Boston. Mass., and was left an orphan at the age of about three years, or about the time he was brought to this town. He lived here until twenty-one years of age, when he went to Massachusetts and remained about twenty-one years, then came back to Marlboro. He married Arvilla Farrar, and occupies the farm upon which she was...

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Marlboro, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History

Marlboro is a small irregularly outlined township, lying in the central part of the county, in lat. 24º 54 and long. 4º 49′, bounded north by Roxbury, east by Harrisville, Dublin and Jaffrey, south by Troy, and west by Troy, Swanzey and Keene. It was originally granted by the Masonian proprietors, under the name of Monadnock No. 5, to James Morrison, Jr., and thirty-one associates, May 20, 1752. This history entails tax records, sketches of early industry, churches, military, and benevolent societies, as well as biographies, genealogies, and sketches of the early settlers. History of Marlboro, New Hampshire General History of Marlboro, NH Early Settlement of Marlboro, New Hampshire History of Industry in Marlboro, New Hampshire Town of Marlboro, New Hampshire Church History of Marlboro, New Hampshire The First Universalist church of Marlboro, NH The Methodist Episcopal church, Marlboro, NH The Trinitarian Congregational church, Marlboro, NH Military History of Marlboro, New Hampshire Military History of Marlboro, New Hampshire Biographies, Genealogies, and Sketches of Marlboro, NH Bixby, Dolphus Boyden, Elijah Chase, Martin Converse, John Davis, Isaac Farrar, Phineas Fitch, Elijah Gates, Elijah Gates, Levi Hemenway, Luther Mason, Clark Mason, Ziba McAlister, Isaac McCollester, Sullivan H., Rev. Putney, Jebediah Richardson, Samuel A., Dr. Ryan, Charles Southwick, Jebediah K. Thatcher, Benjamin Thatcher, Elias White,...

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