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New Hampshire Genealogy

This group is for genealogists who are researching their roots in the state of New Hampshire. Hopefully we can address as a group the problems that can be encountered when researching in New Hampshire.

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Leon Otis and Sadie A.

Started by M D. Last reply by Len St. Onge Dec 5, 2009. 1 Reply

New Hampshire Deeds

Started by Dennis N. Partridge. Last reply by GeneJ Sep 3, 2009. 2 Replies

Rockingham Co., New Hampshire Lineages

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Comment by Elizabeth Albree on July 7, 2013 at 7:58am

I am searching for parents of Salome Dustin b.1794 (Londonderry?) She m. Peter

Wells 10 Nov 1815 in Sanbornton NH. Both of New Chester (Hill).  No other record for anywhere for her, that I can find. Their dau. Joanna Q Wells my g grandmother. They died in Haverhill MA. Any ideas gratefully received. Other NH surnames...Tilton, Batchelder, Rowe, Wadleigh, Lovering,Sanborn,Page,

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on July 6, 2013 at 8:51pm

I think this group died out? not much happening and no-one seems to be getting replies.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on July 6, 2013 at 8:43pm

If anyone has ancestors from Charlestown,NH , I have indexed the students on old photos of classes on my blog at

 if you want to see if any of yours are listed

Comment by Kelli Flanders Robinson on June 4, 2011 at 5:22am
Hello!  I'm research the following families from Belknap County: Flanders, Bourgault, Knapp and Kelley.
Comment by Maureen MacDonald on February 15, 2011 at 9:57pm

Hi Heather,

As I scrolled down and read another comment by you, I noticed we have some common surnames in the area:  Nason, Batchelder, Sanborne.  I also have Brown, Blake, Libby,Larabee, Sleeper, Howard, and several others.  Plus I have my husband lines that came to Londonderry!

I will get more specific and send you a querry.  Thanks for the offer!  Maureen

Comment by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 15, 2011 at 8:42pm
My blog is and Nutfield Genealogy covers the Scots Irish settlers in Londonderry/Derry, New Hampshire as well as genealogy in general in Northern New England.  If you have requests I might be able to help out, and I have an extensive list of gravestone photos and other genealogical information on the surnames listed on my site.
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on November 2, 2009 at 3:51am
A Very Grave Matter run by Jenn Marcelais, contains many, many pictures from cemeteries in MA, ME & NH. Each cemetery contains an thumbnails of the headstones in that cemetery, usually alphbetical. Jenn also takes requests for cemeteries to photograph and she has a mailing list for those who would like to be kept up on additions. To sign up for her e-news or to request a cemetery, visit A Very Grave Matter.
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on October 26, 2009 at 1:19am
I'm posting this information to NH group too because it covers both VT and NH, thanks!

'm looking for information on my ancestor Benjamin A. Lewis born ca. 1818 and wife Lucia, I have them in the 1860, 1870 & 1880 Claremont,Sullivan,NH censuses and have asked for a 1850 lookup but would be happy to know anything else. I found a record in the IGI of a son Willie Anderson born in Springfield, Windsor,VT 26 Feb 1857 so they must have moved to NH not long after that since they are there in 1860 and daughter Anna L. was born Sep 1861 probably Claremont.
I'm not sure if they had any other children. I think I have Lucia's maiden name here somewhere too, just not right here, as most of the family history was kept by my moms family and handed down to her and then me. It's just not all in my FTM as yet.
In 1900 & 1910 Anna is with her NEVERS aunts/uncles still in Claremont.
1920 Anna's head of household with a few boarders, also still in Calremont.
1930 Anna's living on her own, still in Claremont.
She passed away after 1958 as I have a photo and written on the back it says Anna was 90 yrs old in 1958.
Thanks for any help you might offer

*** UPDATE: GeneJ sent me Anna's birth registration.
Anna Lucretia Lewis born Sept 7 1861, Claremont, female, white, living, 4th child, father B. Lewis born Springfield, VT, white, residence Claremont, occupation laborer. mothers maiden name L.S. Lewis (I think that's an error!), born Rockingham,VT, white.

I have these censuses, Mooney found what I believe is them in 1850:
Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Benjamin A. Lewis, 23, manufacturer, value of real estate 400,born NH.
Lucia W.?, 21, born NH.
Gracia M. Bemis, 22, born NH
Amanda M. Rice, 30, born NY
Betsey Rufs??, 34, born VT
Abigail Taylor, _ (might be a 9 or I, or J?) maybe I for infant?, born NY
Adeline H. Arnold, 18, born NH
NOTE: not sure if this is a boarding house or what.........
This is the best match found so far, but his age should be 33 and born VT.

Claremont,Sullivan, NH

Lucretia Nevers, 57, 1000, 200, born NH
Marcia A., 26, born VT
Lucia S., 26, born VT
Benj A, 43, factory operator, 1000, 300, born VT
Nevers, Charles H., 20, factory operator, born NH
Nevers, Addison, 15, factory operator, born NH

note: right next door is:
Nevers, Henry, 30, born VT
Nevers, Adeline W., 31, factory operator,born NH
Story, Marva?, 24, facotry operator, born NH
Story, Ellen, 19, born NH

(NEVERS AND LEWIS are both ancestors)

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Lewis, Benjamin A, 53, farmer, 1000, 300, born VT
Lewis, Lucia, 35, keeping house, born VT
Lewis, Anna, 9, attends school, born NH

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Lewis, Benjamin, 62, farmer, born VT, father born MA, mother born VT
Lewis, Lucia, 46, keeping house, born VT, father born NH, mother born NH
Lewis, Anna, 18, works at papermill?, born NH

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Nevers, Henry C. born Jan 1830, 70, md 35 yrs, born VT, parents born VT, repairer-shoes.
Nevers, Lucina (should be Lucinda) M., born Sep 1833, 66, md 35 yrs, born VT parents born VT
Lewis, Annie L., niece, born Sep 1861, 38, single, born NH, parents born VT.

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Nevers, Addison?, 65, widowed, born NH, parents born NH, painter- houses.
Lewis, Anna, niece, 45?, single, born NH, parents born VT, stitcher- shoe store? shop?

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Lewis, Anna L., head, 58, single, born NH parents born VT, housework.
Bowles, Alice A, boarder
Parent, Clayton A, head
Parent, Minnie E, wife,
Laroche, Lillian D,. dau.; Maurice X or K, son; Albert J, son.

Claremont, Sullivan, NH
Lewis, Anna L., 69, single, born NH, parents born VT, organist- Union?? Church

ANY information on NEVERS or LEWIS much appreciated.
Comment by Donald Richard Mathieson on September 5, 2009 at 10:19am
I'm researching at the moment The Runnals family of Farmington, N.H,especially Nelson S. Runnals,born Feb 28, 1891 or 92, so far not having much luck.
Comment by Mehitable on August 6, 2009 at 10:44pm
Thank you for the tip. Very helpful!

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