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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Canaan

Canaan is a small town in mid-western New Hampshire, situated just east of Hanover in Grafton County. Even today its population hovers just under 4,000 people. The town is proud of its veterans and plans have been made to update … Continue reading

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The Face of Zora (Drown) Dodge of Piermont New Hampshire (1838-1872)

She was born Zora Drown in the village of Sheffield in Caledonia County Vermont, the 8th of 12 children born to Amos & Olive (Crouch) Drown. She married George Dodge, a farmer, and moved with him to Piermont in Grafton … Continue reading

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The Face of Bristol, New Hampshire’s Margaret Hall (Sleeper) Fling (1828-1908)

She was born Margaret Hall Sleeper on 20 November 1828 in Bristol, Grafton Co. New Hampshire. Her parents were Reverend Walter & Nancy (Plaisted) Sleeper. According to the History of the Town of Bristol, New Hampshire, Margaret’s father was one … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private William B. Southmayd of Campton NH (1894-1918)

William Baker Southmayd was born 20 July 1894 in Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, the son of Merrill Clark & Augusta A. (Moulton) Southmayd. He had siblings, Leon and Joseph. On the same day that he filled out his World … Continue reading

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Three Photographic Generations of Enfield New Hampshire’s Purmort Family

I was quite struck (in a good way) by the three photographs of the Purmort Family of Enfield, New Hampshire being sold. The surname Purmort had already been researched quite well in 1907 by Rev. Charles H. Purmort, D.D. of … Continue reading

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