Sanbornton New Hampshire Farmer: Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. (1789-1869)

Thomas T. Cawley Jr. of Sanbornton NH

Thomas T. Cawley Jr. of Sanbornton NH

Looking very much like a Yankee farmer, Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. peers out from the photograph.  He is elderly, white haired, and grizzled by the time this photograph was taken at B.N. Poor, Pike’s Block in Franklin, New Hampshire.

His father Jonathan Cawley had been the first to settle in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, on Lot No. 31, 2nd Division “near the Cawley Pond, which received from him its name.”  Thomas T. Cawley, Jr.  lived first on a farm given to him by his father, at the north end of Lot No. 28, 2d Division, afterwards the Ede Taylor place (near Sites) until 1830, then he bought the Daniel Tilton farm near the school-house of Dist. No. 8 which had been mortgaged to the Exeter Academy.  He lived there until his death.  He raised his family in the same town where he was born and died, and is buried with several generations of Cawley’s in the Cawley Pond Cemetery, in Sanbornton, NH. Continue reading