I had a brainstorm, and thought I’d see how many of New Hampshire’s famous people (but not necessarily politicians) have namesakes, right now, in New Hampshire.
This is what I discovered….There currently are:
–Up to 9 people named John Stark.
–Up to 2 people named Molly Stark.
(But alas no John and Molly Stark living together)
–Up to 14 people named Daniel Webster.
— Up to 34 people named John Mason.
–Up to 7 people named John Goff.
–One person named Benning Wentworth (Hancock NH).
–Up to 2 people named Josiah Bartlett.
–Up to 4 people named Matthew Thornton.
–Up to 4 people named William Whipple, the signer of the Declaration of Independence
–Up to 48 people named Robert Rogers.
–Up to 20 people named Christopher Stone.,
–Up to 2 people (including the Supreme Court Justice himself) named David Souter.
–Up to 28 people (including the poet himself) named Donald Hall.
–Up to 1 person named Robert Rolfe. [aka “Red” Rolfe]
— Up to 68 people (including the governor himself) named John Lynch.
Do you share your name with a famous (or infamous) New Hampshire person? Please let me know!