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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – March 2010 Archive (8)

The Mystery of Jonathan Batchelder, Chichester, New Hampshire

The Batchelder name is liberally sprinkled over New Hampshire. There are eight Batchelder/Bacheller families listed in the white pages for the Londonderry area. There are Batchelder Roads in towns from Hampton, to Strafford, to Raymond, to Nashua. The first Batchelder immigrant to the New World was…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 31, 2010 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Londonderry's Royal Connection

The Duchess of Alba, the grandest grandee in Spain, is said to be able to cross the country from north to south without leaving her estates, and to possess more titles than the Queen of England. She is one of the wealthiest women in the entire world. She has 44 noble titles and 150 hereditary…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 25, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

What the heck is a gum copal worker?

I saw in the 1850 Federal census that my 3x great grandfather, Abijah Hitchings of Salem, Massachusetts, was a “gum copal worker.” After doing a double take, I wasn’t sure that I even transcribed these words correctly, so I called over three other people to look at the image on my…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 23, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Missionary to Australia? That’s what he told the family!

My great great grandfather, the music Professor Caleb Rand Bill came from Nova Scotia to New England with his wife. They had their nine children in succession from…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 18, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Rev. Daniel Emerson, founder and pastor at Hollis, New Hampshire



In colonial New England, the grave…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 16, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

Tammy Younger, the Witch of Dogtown

Thomasine Younger was born in 1753 to William Younger and Lucy Foster. Her brothers grew up to be seamen, which is not surprising. Her younger brother, Levi, is my 5x great grandfather. Gloucester was a major fishing seaport in New England, famous for the Gorton’s frozen fish packing plant and the statue of the fisherman’s memorial. The…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 11, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Fort Warren, Boston Harbor



During the Civil War, my 2x great…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

Strange things that happened on the way to a cemetery…..



Several years ago, it was a weekend,…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 3, 2010 at 8:11am — No Comments

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