Category Archives: Genealogy

Consumed by Fire: Weare New Hampshire’s William Worthley (1808-1874)

The notation “consumed by fire” on William Worthley’s death certificate sounded grim.  And it all began with the recent purchase of a CDV photo of him. It was taken at the Stephen Piper Studio in Manchester, New Hampshire.  And yes … Continue reading

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An 1872 Manchester NH South Grammar School Autograph Book

This leather-bound autograph book covers several years, from 1870-1874. The ink is quickly fading with age–the beautiful cursive script was written one hundred and forty-six (146) years ago. Each pen stroke is deliberate, created when the inkwell and quill, not … Continue reading

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Promote Your Blog: A Genealogist’s Potluck Guide

My favorite genealogy resource is my blog, Cow Hampshire. It is not just a place where I write and share genealogy and history stories about New Hampshire. My blog is a place where I gather new information from guests who … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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The Faces and Families of William Leonard Pressey of Bradford MA & Jennie Eliza Stacey of Dover NH

As family history researchers know so well, our ancestors moved around much more than we expected them to. This applies to both the Pressey and Stacy families whose research is presented here. William Pressey’s family lived in Bradford MA, Sutton … Continue reading

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