Category Archives: Genealogy

A Londonderry NH Haunted House: The Ghost That Banged At the Door

Somewhere in Londonderry New Hampshire, along “the road leading from Nashua to Derry Depot” reportedly is a haunted house. In 1882 the old Barker Farm was owned by one Moody Morse who put it up for sale, because reportedly he’d … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: The Supreme Sacrifice

I had a conversation recently with a man who had researched World War One for six months and put together an exhibition about local men involved. Briefly we discussed the term “supreme sacrifice,” as I mentioned that I thought his … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Benton

When the United States entered WWI, the town of Benton New Hampshire had about 200 residents (219 in 1910, 177 by 1920).  Of these at least four men went into military service. One would not return home alive. When the … Continue reading

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The Hermit of Mont Vernon New Hampshire: Jarvis Smith (1850-1925)

I’d heard the old tales of a hermit that lived in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire but until recently I had not known his name. The story of this solitary man came to light in a series of newspaper posts published … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Major Andrew Jackson of Littleton and Rochester (1882-1960)

I would not have known about Sergeant Major Andrew Jackson of New Hampshire except for a brief newspaper notice placed in the Nashua Telegraph in September of 1919. It stated as follows: “Concord–Sergeant Major Andrew Jackson of Rochester was decorated … Continue reading

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