Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

One Face But Many Samuel Mardens of New Hampshire

At first glance Samuel Marden would seem like an uncommon name. I thought the same. I purchased “a great CDV photo of an older man identified on back as Samuel Marden. It was taken at the S. Piper Studio in … Continue reading

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The Joslin and Allen Families of Surry, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Surry is a quaint and lovely town in Cheshire County, in the south western section of New Hampshire. Two families settled early in the town, intermarried and thrived–the Joslin and Allen families. I use their photographs to illustrate these genealogies. 

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A New Hampshire Governor, Ghosts, and a Second Wife: Anthony & Eliza A. (Messinger) Colby

It is said that the ghost of former New Hampshire governor Anthony Colby haunts Colgate Hall at Colby-Sawyer College. That hall was built many years after his death on the spot where the former brick academy building sat. The original … Continue reading

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The Wonalancet Company of Nashua New Hampshire and its founder Harry Harmon Blunt (1875-1923)

The Wonalancet Company was founded in Nashua New Hampshire, incorporated in 1905 by Harry Harmon Blunt (not the Henry H. Blount as is printed in some sources). This company was an important cotton importing house in its day, specializing in … Continue reading

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Downing & Abbot Company Founder and Carriage Builder of Concord New Hampshire: Lewis Downing (1792-1873)

As early as 1835 the word was out that Downing & Abbot were the makers of quality conveyances. The New Hampshire Patriot and Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), dated Monday, June 1, 1835, page 2, carried this story: “A splendid Coach.” … Continue reading

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