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Newport New Hampshire Teacher, Suffragist, Civic & Club Leader, Business Woman: Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley (1860-1927)

There was very little that Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley could not do. She was the daughter of Marshall & Mary M. (Carroll) Putnam, born in 1860 in Croydon, Sullivan County New Hampshire, just before the Civil War began. She was … Continue reading

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Inventor of the First American Alarm clock: Concord New Hampshire’s Levi Hutchins (1761-1855)

First, lets be clear–Levi Hutchins did not make the world’s very first alarm clock. He did however appear to make the first American alarm clock. Earlier alarm clocks include one made by Leonard Da Vinci, and those made in later … Continue reading

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Redstone New Hampshire DAR Chapter & State Regent, National Librarian-General, Mayflower Descendant and Governor: Florence May (Tilton) Crockett (1886-1946)

Florence May Tilton was born 6 May 1886 in Farmington, Franklin Co. ME and d. 3 Sep 1946 in Conway, Carrol Co. NH. Her parents were Joseph Adelbert Tilton and Lizzie Norton Eaton. After her marriage to Ralph Lynden Crockett … Continue reading

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Grand-daughter of a New Hampshire Patriot: Hudson’s Dorcas (Wilson) Clement (1798-1865)

This tin-type photograph of Dorcas (Wilson) Clement is old and well worn. Descendants surely kept it as a treasured item until recently. Like many family heirlooms these days, it ended up on eBay, where I purchased it and decided to … Continue reading

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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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