Category Archives: Irish in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s Favorite Irish Son: Somersworth’s General John Sullivan (1740-1795)

Who else could I write about on Saint Patrick’s Day?   New Hampshire’s favorite Irish son, General John Sullivan, was a patriot of the American Revolution.  Though some researchers say he was born in Berwick, Maine, there is much evidence … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Little Known Colonial Governor–Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (c1755-1701)

When someone brings up the topic of colonial governors of New Hampshire, I’m sure that the name “Coote” does not pop into your head first. But perhaps from now on it will. In March 1697 he was appointed governor of … Continue reading

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Sadie (Kane) Prichard of Weare and Hillsborough New Hampshire (1870-1933)

  There are many Kane, Kean, and Keane families who hail from pre-Civil War New Hampshire.  A photograph of “Sadie Kane” popped up for sale on E-bay and thinking her face was a lovely one, I bought it, determined to … Continue reading

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WW1 Casualty of Chateau Thierry France: Manchester NH’s Sgt. Jeremiah T. Morley (1897-1918)

Jeremiah T. Morley, son of Michael & Julia (Creeden) Morley, was born 12 Dec 1897 in Manchester NH. His parents were Irish immigrants from Kilgarvan, County Kerry who had come to the United States seeking a better life. His father … Continue reading

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WW2 U.S. Infantry Casualty of Operation Overlord: Capt. Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan (1911-1944)

Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan was born 8 October 1911 in Manchester NH to Irish immigrants, Daniel & Mary Agnes (Sullivan) Sheehan. He grew up in a his parents home at 430 Auburn Street, a house that overlooks the very park named … Continue reading

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