Author Archives: Janice Brown

New Hampshire Tidbits: Toast and Punch on the Fourth of July

1854 FOURTH OF JULY TOAST Here’s to the man That owned the land That raised the corn, That fed the goose, That bore the quill, That made the pen, That wrote the Declaration of Independence. — Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, … Continue reading

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Electrician, Inventor, Author, Businessman of Kingston NH: George Bartlett Prescott (1830-1894)

When you use a telephone, or visit the drive-in at the bank (if they use pneumatic tubes), played a phonograph, spoken on an analog telephone, or if you are old enough to have used a telegraph to send or receive … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH Soprano, Artist, Sculptor, Instructor: Antoinette (Prien) Schultze 1944-Still Living

I rarely write articles about living people, but I make an exception for this gifted woman. Her birth date and parentage were already public information (easily found with a google search) so not making the genealogical faux pas of offering … Continue reading

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Penacook NH Woman’s Club Founder, Temperance Leader, Musician: M. Annie Fiske (1855-1909)

She was born Mary Anna Fiske, daughter of Rev. William Albert & Mary Ann (Whipple) Fiske on 4 July 1854 in Kittery Maine.  When her father began to preach in Fisherville New Hampshire on  21 Dec 1856, she moved with … Continue reading

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Some Descendants of Newmarket New Hampshire Black Patriot: Wentworth Cheswell (1746-1817)

I am not the first to write about a remarkable man–Wentworth Cheswell of Newmarket New Hampshire.  Many have sung his praises and brought to light his many “firsts” in New Hampshire.  His grandfather, and earliest known ancestor, Richard Cheswell, was … Continue reading

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