Location: Nelson New Hampshire

Biography of Benjamin W. Breed

Benjamin W. Breed, farmer, of Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H., a veteran of the Civil War, who nearly lost his life by a gunshot wound received in battle, was born in Nelson, Cheshire County, February 12, 1830, son of John and Sarah (Blood) Breed. Many of his ancestors and of their near kin were of Massachusetts birth, and were lifelong residents of that State, the family being one of the earliest that settled in Essex County. Dr. Nathaniel Breed, who was a native of Lynn, Mass., was a surgeon’s mate on the staff of General Washington in the Revolution. Dr. Breed’s son John was at the battle of Bunker Hill, which was really fought, as we know, on Breed’s Hill. John Breed spent the greater part of his life in Nelson, N.H., but passed his last years in Sheboygan, Wis. John Breed, son of John and father of Benjamin W., resided in Nelson until 1840, when he removed to Franklin, and settled upon the farm which his son now occupies. He died in 1860. He was twice married; and by his first wife, Rhoda Wheeler, of Nelson, he had four children, none of whom are living. His second wife, Sarah Blood, who was a native of Tyngsboro, Mass., became the mother of five children, as follows: Rhoda, who lives in Franklin Falls, and is the widow of Benjamin H. Holt;...

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William Yeardley Genealogy

William Yeardley (I), b. in England in 1752, came to Dublin, N. H., in 1776 and died there, June 23, 1805. He m. Sarah Twitchell, dau. of Gershom, b. 1750; d. in Dublin, Jan. 7, 1831. Of their six children the third was William (II), b. 1784; m. 1804, Rhoda Brooks, dau. of Joseph, b. Mar. 3, 1707; d. Apr. 5, 1837. Horace (III), the fifth of the nine children of William and Rhoda (Brooks) Yeardley, was b. in Dublin, Mar. 11, 1814, and m. Sarah Elizabeth Taylor b. Aug. 30, 1822. Their son, William Wallace, 1, was b. in Dublin, now Harrisville, Mar. 17, 1842. He spelt his name Yardley. He came to Sullivan, in 1884, and settled on the “Col. Hubbard” place, which had last been occupied by Alanson Nims, and previously by the latter’s father, Daniel Adams Nims. William Wallace4 Yardley, son of Horace3, was a farmer in Nelson and S., and moved to Marlow in 1899; m. Feb. 21, 1877, Mary Jane Rich, b. Stoughton, Mass., Oct. 13, 1858; d. in Lowell, Nov. 16, 1916; dau. of Charles C. and Ellen E (Dodge) Rich. Ch.: William Henry5, b. Nelson, Feb. 4, 1880. Frances Louisa5, b. Nelson, Sept. 23, 1881. Jennie Gertrude5, b. Nelson, Dec. 1, 1883. Mabel Alice5, b. S., May 7, 1885. Mary Edith5, b. S., Dec. 18, 1887. Florence Viola5, b. S., May...

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Reuben Wright Genealogy

Oliver Wright 1. Reuben2 Wright, son of Oliver1, was b. in Keene, Apr. 29, 1772, of Oliver and Sarah Wright; d. Houghton, Mich., Aug. 18, 1852; m. Dec. 30 (or 31), Olive Atwood, b. Templeton, Mass., July 5, 1775, d. Washington, N. H., Aug. 15, 1842; dau. of John and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Atwood of Packersfield. Ch.: Roxana3, b. Marlboro, Sept. 8, 1800, m. Dec. 18, 1827, Amos Corey, Jr., of Washington, N. H., b. there, Sept. 19, 1802; d. Antrim, Apr. 6, 1872, son of Amos and Achsah (Townsend) Corey. She d. at Antrim, Sept. 7, 1872. They had moved from Washington to Antrim in 1857. Ch.: Achsah Louisa4, b. Washington, N. H., 1828; m. Mar. 1857, Peter Shuttleworth of Southborough, Mass. Ch.: Ella J.5 Shuttleworth, b. May 23, 1858. Alva Kay5 Shuttleworth, b. June 14, 1859. Ida May5 Shuttleworth, b. Feb. 2, 1862. Caroline Louisa5 Shuttleworth, b. Feb. 14, 1865. Clara Mabel5 Shuttleworth, b. Oct. 11, 1866. Olive Wright4 Corey, b. Washington, N. H., 1830; d. unm. in 1872. Melinda A.4 Corey, b. Washington, 1832; d. unm. in 1861. George F.4 Corey, b. Washington, Apr. 23, 1836; m. Nov. 29, 1860, Clara R. Hill, b. Antrim, 1841; dau. of Henry and Rebecca (Kelso) Hill of Antrim. They lived for a time at Waltham, where he was employed in the watch factory, but returned to the old homestead in...

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John Wright Genealogy

I have not yet ascertained the relationship of John and “Billy” Wright. “Billy” may have been the father or a brother of John. John moved from Nelson to Sullivan, and Billy bought land there. His land in Sullivan, was on the Alonzo Mason lot, and he may have lived in the house on that lot for a while. Perry Wright, a son of Tabitha (looks as if spelled Talatha on Nelson records), an adopted son of Billy Wright and Sally his wife, d. at Packersfield (now Nelson), Feb. 24, 1814. William Wright of Packersfield, m. Oct. 1, 1793, Sally Willard of Lancaster, Mass. On records of Dublin is found, William Wright, m. May 3, 1804 Sally Dunckley. “Billy” Wright, a joiner, is in Dublin in 1805. There was a “Billy” Wright, who d. in Surry, Feb. 21, 1874, unm., and known to have been a son of Oliver. The relationship of these several Billy Wrights requires further investigation. John Wright, m. Jan. 1, 1795, Phebe Stoddard, dau. of Richard and Rachel (Hill) Stoddard. She m. after his death, in Sullivan, in 1815. Ch.: Polly2, b. Packersfield, Apr. 7, 1795. Rachel2, b. Packersfield, Mar. 9, 1797. Phebe2, b. Packersfield, Dec. 7, 1798. Chloe2, b. Packersfield, May 14, 1801. Clarissa2, b. Packersfield, May 25, 1803. Milan2, b. S., Dec. 25, 1807; d. in S., Aug. 17, 1831, unm. Minot2, b. Oct....

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William Albert Wilson Genealogy

William Albert2 Wilson, son of Harvey1, m. May 1, 1875, in Keene, by Rev. W. O. White; Etta Elvira Kingsbury, b. in Sullivan, Oct. 25, 1857, dau. of Victor Good, and adopted dau. of George and Hannah Elvira (Hale) Kingsbury. She m. (2), Ralph Miner Kittson. Mr. Wilson d. in Nelson; res. both Nelson and Sullivan Two ch.: 1. Grace Mabel3, b. Nelson, Nov. 26, 1875, m. at Roxbury, Mass., June 17, 1898, Raymond Adams Robbins of Boston; b. at New Bedford, Mass., Apr. 8, 1870; son of William A. and Lucy (Kent) Robbins. He was a graduate of Boston University in 1896 (A. B.); is a travelling salesman for L. E. Waterman Fountain Pen Co. of Boston. Res Auburndale, Mass., where were b.: Lucile Wilson4 Robbins, b. Mar. 10, 1900; Raymond Adams4 Robbins, b. Dec. 9, 1901. 2. Edith Elvira3, b. Aug. 27, 1877 in Sullivan (birth recorded in...

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Archelaus Wilson Genealogy

Archelaus1 Wilson, m. in May, 1775, Sarah Morse; they were both of Temple. He d. in Packersfield (now Nelson) June 28, 1802, in his 57th year. Their ch. were: Abigail2, b. Apr. 3, 1777; m. Calvin Nims (q. v.) She was perhaps b. in Temple; the following were all b. Packersfield (Nelson): Asa2, b. May 23, 1779, m. Catherine Wright, who d. in Nelson, Oct. 21, 1847. He d. in Sullivan, Aug. 13, 1869. Their ch. all b. in Packersfield were: 1. Asa Eliot3, b. Dec. 25, 1803, was a tanner and farmer and lived in New Rowley, Mass., Nelson, Alstead, Sullivan and Marlow; he d. in Nelson; m. (1), Sept. 4, 1832, Almira Breed, b. Packersfield, Mar. 29, 1808; d. Marlow, May 18, 1864; dau. of Nathaniel 3rd and Nancy (Whitney) Breed of Nelson; m. (2), in Sullivan, by Rev. J. M. Stow, Nov. 29, 1866; Mrs. Elizabeth Kendrick (Hunt) Osgood, widow of Samuel Osgood of Nelson, and dau. of Timothy and Mary (Kendrick) Hunt of Stoddard, where she was b. Dec. 25, 1812; d. at Nelson, May 2, 1890. Four ch.: Isaac Braman4, b. Alstead, Oct. 29, 1836; d. at Pleasant Valley, Md. in army, Oct. 23, 1862. Matilda Caroline4, b. Alstead, Nov. 24, 1838, m. Dec. 1, 1875, James Homer Darling, b. Cambridge, Vt., July 25, 1838, son of Hayes P. and Apphia (Hubbard) Darling. They...

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