Collection: A history of the town of Sullivan New Hampshire 1777-1917

James Wilson Genealogy

I. The ancestor of the Daniel2 Wilson family came from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1737, with the famous Scotch Irish emigrants. These emigrants were a hardy, industrious, long-lived, honest and sturdy race of people. A great proportion of New Hampshire’s most distinguished sons are found among their descendants. One of these emigrants was James1 Wilson. The history of Peterborough gives his name as WILLIAM. Later researches favor JAMES, but we are not positively sure of the name. Nor do we know who was his wife. They brought with them from Ireland a son, Robert2, and a daughter, Lettuce2. In this country they had at least two more sons, Daniel2 and James2. Robert2 lived in Peterboro’ and was the father of Anne3 (killed by a log falling from a fence upon her, in childhood), Hon. James3, William3, Anne3 (who m. Jeremiah Swan), Mary3 (who m. Gen. John Steele), Hon. John3 of Belfast, Me., (in the U. S. Congress in 1813-1814), Joseph3 and Sarah3 (m. Hon. John Scott Harrison, son of President William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the U. S. and father of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the U. S.) Hon. James3 Wilson of Peterboro and Keene was the father of Gen. James4 Wilson, the well known lawyer and orator of Keene and a member of the 30th and 31st U. S. Congresses; Col. Robert4 Wilson, who was a well...

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Frederick A. Wilson Genealogy

1. William1 Wilson, of Lynn, Mass., m. Priscilla Purchase and had four ch.: William, of Concord, Mass., was b. at Lynn, Aug. 28, 1664; d. Concord, Aug. 7, 1741. The age on his gravestone would show that he was the son of William1, and investigations show that he could not have been the son of any other known American Wilson. He was the town clerk of Concord, 1710-18; selectman, 1700-17, deputy and representative to the General Court, 1702, and many other times; was captain of the militia, and a man of prominence in the community and acquired a property of many thousands of dollars. He owned two slaves. m. Sarah Blood, who was his first cousin if he was son of the preceding Wilson, and this marriage would strengthen that supposition. They were m. July 1, 1686. She was b. May 5, 1661 at Concord, and d. there, Dec. 19, 1717; dau. of James and Hannah (Purchase) Blood. Their ch. were: Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Priscilla and William, was b. at Concord, Apr. 22, 1702; m. Deborah (???); lived at Concord, and had William, was b. at Concord, May 8, 1733; d. sometime before Feb. 28, 1778, when his death in the Continental army was reported. He m. Hannah Fuller of Stow, Mass.; b. there Apr. 20, 1739; and was m. at Concord by Rev. Daniel Bliss, Nov. 10, 1757....

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Benjamin Willis Genealogy

Benjamin1 Willis, who d. at Keene, Mar. 22, 1820, aged 80, was probably the father of Benjamin2, 1, of Sullivan. 1. Benjamin2 Willis, son of Benjamin1, was a farmer and res. Keene and Sullivan; d. in Sullivan, Aug. 26, 1837, aged 75; m. Mar. 17, 1785, Annis Briggs b. Norton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1759, d. Sullivan, Jan. 22, 1831; dau. of Elisha and Mary Briggs of Keene. Ch. b. Keene: Mary3 (christened Polly), b. Mar. 17, 1785; m. John Newman (q. v.) Sarah3, b. 1789; m. Robert. Hall (q. v.) Annis3, b. May 25, 1794. Asenath3, b. unk.; d. Keene, unm., June 10, 1824. Fanny3, b. Dec. 6, 1798. 2. Annis3 Willis, dau. of Benjamin2, 1, m. Justus Chapin, b. Alstead, Mar. 31, 1790, d. there, Sept. 20, 1869, son of Justus and Martha (Taylor) Chapin. They lived in Gilsum and Alstead and she d. in Alstead, Mar. 13, 1867. She had six ch.: Martha Taylor4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Aug. 18, 1816, d. Marlow, May 29, 1878; m. Mar. 11, 1852, Ephraim Pratt Evardon, b. Winchester, Oct. 21, 1798, d. Alstead, Jan. 15, 1867, son of John and Rebecca (Pratt) Evardon. Res. Gilsum, and had: Martha Ann5 Evardon, b. Jan. 17, 1854; m. June 6, 1871, Edgar Cyrus Farnum, b. Marlow, July 4, 1848, son of Heman and Lusylvia (Lowell) Farnum. Res. Marlow. Ch.: Rosa Belle6 Farnum, b. Marlow,...

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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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Samuel Winch Genealogy

Elizabeth1 Winch, spinster, of Great Alhallows, London, in her will, made 1659, proved 1661, calls herself “bound for Virginia” and names her brothers Richard and John. It is thought that John may have been the father of Samuel of Framingham, Mass. Virginia was often used to mean America. I. Samuel2 Winch was in Sudbury, Mass., as early as 1670. A few years later he settled in Framingham and was an original member of the Framingham church. He was buried, Aug. 3, 1718; m. (1), Feb. 11, 1673, Hannah, dau. of Matthew Gibbs and had seven ch. by her. He m. (2), Jan. 11, 1699, Sarah, widow of Benjamin Barnard, by whom he had two ch. II. Thomas3 Winch, son of Samuel2, I, and the youngest ch. of the first wife, b. abt. 1694; d. Framingham, Sept. 22, 1761; m. Oct. 23, 1718, Deborah Gleason, b. Apr. 27, 1703, dau. of Isaac and Deborah (Leland) Gleason. They had seven ch. b. Framingham, Mass. III. Thomas4 Winch, son of Thomas3, II, b. Framingham, June 25, 1723; m. Dec. 20, 1743, Elizabeth Drury, b. July 30, 1721; dau. of Caleb and Elizabeth (Eames) Drury of Framingham. They had eleven ch. b. Framingham. IV. Caleb5 Winch, the eldest ch. of Thomas4, III, b. Framingham, Sept. 26, 1744; d. 1826; m. (1), Mehetabel Maynard, b. Framingham, May 28, 1747; d. Fitzwilliam, May 6, 1806;...

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A history of the town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917

These genealogies have been extracted from the manuscript A history of the town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917. This is a work in progress, so check back for updates. A history of the town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917Amos Wood GenealogyArchelaus Wilson GenealogyBenjamin Willis GenealogyBiographical Sketch of Seneca WilsonCharles Henry Wyman GenealogyDarius Alanson Wood GenealogyEverend J. Young GenealogyFrederick A. Wilson GenealogyJames Wilson GenealogyJohn Winchester GenealogyJohn Wright GenealogyJohn Wright GenealogyPhineas Wright GenealogyPompey Woodward GenealogyReuben Wright GenealogySamuel Winch GenealogySamuel Woods GenealogyWilliam Albert Wilson GenealogyWilliam Henry Harrison Woodbury GenealogyWilliam Yeardley...

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