Collection: Croydon New Hampshire Genealogy

Biographical Sketch of David Ward

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DAVID WARD, the eldest son of Josiah Ward, a physician, after practicing awhile in New York, and at Adrian, Mich., removed to Illinois, where he died. JOSIAH, Jr., a lawyer, after studying his profession, went first to Adrian, Mich., where he held an honorable position in his calling, but afterwards removed to Nevada, where he died in 1865. He was District Attorney. ALFRED married Randilla, daughter of Col. Samuel Powers, remains on the homestead and is a worthy and successful farmer. He was Representative in 1853 and 1854. DANIEL was born June 10, 1810. He turned his attention to medicine; graduated at Castleton, Vt., in 1834. He married Mary Ann, daughter of Capt. Zina Goldthwait, and settled at Marseilles, Ill., where he has been highly successful in his professional and pecuniary...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Whipple

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now THOMAS WHIPPLE, son of Daniel Whipple, and greatgrandson of Moses Whipple, an intelligent farmer and practical surveyor, has long taken a deep interest in the cause of education, and for many years has had the general charge of the schools in Charlestown, N. H., his place of residence. He has a well educated family, some of them graduates at Meriden. He is a correct business man ; was a candidate for County Treasurer in 1856, receiving the full vote of his...

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Biographical Sketch of Gardner Stewart

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GARDNER STEWART, son of John Stewart-an early settler on Winter Hill-married Sarah, daughter of James Powers. He has been a successful financier. He now resides at Plainview,...

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Biographical Sketch of David Warren

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DAVID WARREN, the head of one of the three families that came to town in 1766, was born in Grafton, Mass., in 1742. He married Prudence Whipple, sister of Capt. Moses Whipple, and also to the mother of Rev. Jacob Haven. Not long after their arrival, a most trying incident occurred: Mr. W. went away to work, the wife leaving her infant on the bed and two little ones running about the house, took her pail and went out a little way to the spring for water; in attempting to return, she lost her way, and the more she sought to regain it the more she became bewildered. Fearing she might wander away and be lost, she sat down upon a log and there remained until her husband’s return at nightfall, when his loud outcry soon restored the lost, anxious, aching-hearted mother to her sacred little charge. PRUDENCE WARREN, daughter of David, married Dea. Abel Wheeler, of Newport, and has several noted descendants. DANIEL WARREN, Son of David Warren, Jr., a Congregational clergyman, was settled at Waterbury, Vt.; died at Lowell,...

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Biographical Sketch of David Whipple

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DAVID WHIPPLE, son of Aaron, was a farmer and man of good judgment. He had an excellent memory, and retained his faculties almost unimpaired until the period of his death, at nearly eighty years of age. To him the editor is indebted for many facts relating to the fathers and mothers of the...

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Biographical Sketch of William Powers

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLIAM POWERS, an elder brother of the preceding, was born in 1786, and his means of education were similar to those of his brother. He was assistant keeper of the prison at Auburn, N. Y. Having drawn a superior plan of a prison, he was employed by the government of Canada West to superintend the erection of a penitentiary at Kingston, and in May, 1835, was appointed Deputy Warden of said prison. He is now an extensive farmer in western New...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Robert Stinson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now REV. ROBERT STINSON, a Universalist clergyman of most blameless life, was connected with the society in Croydon at the time of his appointment as Chaplain of the Sixth Reg. N. H. Vols., and died much lamented, soon after his return from the...

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Biographical Sketch of Dea. Nathaniel Wheeler

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DEA. NATHANIEL WHEELER, son of Nathaniel Wheeler, was born in Sutton, Mass., in 1753. He married Mehitabel Haven. He came to Croydon in 1775, and died in 1840, at the age of eighty-seven years. He settled in the wilderness and cleared up what was long known as the ” Wheeler farm” in the southerly part of the town, since occupied by H. Jacobs. He was an extensive and thriving farmer, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was mainly instrumental in building the once flourishing Church at Northville, in Newport, and was a consistent and worthy deacon of the same for many years. He was decided in his religious views, and gave much time and money for the support of the gospel. His strict integrity, singleness of purpose, and devotion to a religious life, gave weight to his word and...

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Biographical Sketch of Solomon M. Whipple

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now SOLOMON M. WHIPPLE, M. D., son of David Whipple, and great-grandson of Moses Whipple, one of the first settlers and original proprietors of the town, was born July 28, 1820. By the home-lamp, and a few terms at Unity and Lebanon Academies, he prepared to enter the collegiate department of Norwich University, where he graduated in 1846. He pursued his medical studies at Dartmouth College and at Woodstock Medical School, and graduated from the latter institution in 1849. The same year in which he graduated he commenced practice at New London, N. H., where he still resides, and where he is enjoying a full tide of successful business. The occasional contributions from his pen to some of the popular medical and political journals of the day, attest to his literary merit. Jan. 4, 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta K. Hersey, daughter of Amos K. Hersey, Esq., of Sanbornton, N....

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Biographical Sketch of David Stockwell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DAVID STOCKWELL was born in 1748. He came from Sutton, Mass., to Croydon, in 1772. He was a farmer, served honorably in the Revolutionary war, and died July 16, 1824. All by the name of Stockwell, who have originated in Croydon, have descended from him. STILLMAN STOCKWELL, son of Giles, and grandson of David Stockwell, removed to the West, where he has become a wealthy...

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Biographical Sketch of Dea. Seth Wheeler

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DEA. SETH WHEELER, brother of the preceding, came to town at the same time and settled on the M. C. Bartlett farm, but subsequently removed to New York, where he...

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Biographical Sketch of Barnabas C. Whipple

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now BARNABAS C. WHIPPLE, one of the Committee of Arrangements the youngest son of David, and grandson of Aaron Whipple, was born in 1822. He married Sarah Whitney. He is an industrious farmer, and resides with his father at the...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonah Stow

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JONAH STOW, from whom have descended the Stows, married Lydia Powers, and came early to this town from Stockbridge, Mass., with his four sons, Peter, Asaph, Solomon and Jonah, and long occupied ” Stow Hill,” now Brighton. His eldest daughter, JUDITH, married Whipple Haven, a brother of Rev. Jacob Haven; his second, LYDIA, married Hon. Cyrus Powers, a brother of Mrs. President Fillmore, and his third daughter, PRUDENCE, married Paul Jacobs, Esq., of...

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