A Child of The Civil War: Nettie Dimond of Manchester NH (1864-1916)

Gem sized tin type photograph of Nettie Dimond of Manchester NH

Gem sized tin type photograph of Nettie Dimond of Manchester NH

The sweet face of Nettie Alberta Dimond looks out from the delicate, gem-sized tintype photograph. In her arms she holds a doll, probably one considered a China doll, with a glazed porcelain china head.  Unglazed dolls were called Parian dolls. Most China dolls had molded painted hair, as Nettie’s doll does.

Nettie was born in Manchester New Hampshire in 1864, and so the doll was probably made in the late 1860s. Nettie wears a hair ribbon and jewelry. Her hair has been softly curled. She has the look of a well nourished, well cared for child. She was, in fact, an only child. Her genealogy is outlined below.


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Israel Dimond, son of John & Abigail (Sherman) Dimond, b. abt 1666 Tiverton, Devon England; d. 13 Nov 1716 [Boston MA]Amesbury MA; m. 5 Jan 1690 Abigail Prowse, dau of John & Hannah (Barnes) Prowse.
Children of Israel & Abigail (Prowse) Dimond:
1. Hannah Dimond, b. 1693
2. +Reuben Dimond, b 8 Feb 1693 Amesbury MA
3. Elizabeth Dimond, b. 1697

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Reuben Dimond, son of Israel & Abigail (Prowse) Dimond, b. 8 Feb 1693/95 in Amesbury MA; d. 25 Nov 1770 in Concord, Merrimack Co. NH. He m. 20 Dec 1721 in Concord NH [or Amesbury MA] to Dorothy Worthen, dau of Thomas & Hannah (ANnis) Worthen. She b. 5 Oct 1700 in Amesbury MA and d. 25 Apr 1751 in South Hampton, Rockingham Co. NH.
Children of Reuben & Dorothy (Worthen) Dimond:
1. Ezekiel Dimond, b c1725 Amesbury MA; d. c1800 Concord NH; m. Miriam Fowler, dau of Jacob & Mary (Jones) Fowler. She b 4 March 1727 in Salisbury MA and d. April 1809 Concord NH. Had son Isaac Dimond, b. 24 Aug 1759 in Concord NH who d. 12 Nov 1834 in Warner NH. They are buried in Concord NH [see more in my tree]
2. +Isaac Dimond Sr., {Capt] b. [or May 1725]2 Aug 1735 in Salisbury MA or Hampton NH; “Issac” baptized 19 Oct 1735 Amesbury MA
3. John Dimond, b. 1764 in Concord NH, d. 14 April 1830 Concord NH; He m1) Sarah Emerson. She d. 4 April 1798. He m2d) Mary Quig Stevens.
4. Reuben Dimond baptized 19 Oct 1735
5. Abner Dimond
6. Judith Dimond baptized 19 Oct 1735
7. Dorothy Dimond, b. 2 Feb 1725
8. Hannah Dimond b 6 Oct 1727
9. Miriam Dimond b abt 1730
10. ?Israel Dimond
11. ? Jacob Dimond
[John, Abner, Israel and Jacob are mentioned in Genealogical and Family History of the State of NH by Ezra Stearns but I did not find them all in the local records]

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Isaac Dimond Sr., son of Reuben & Dorothy (Worthen) Dimond, b. 2 Aug 1735 in Salisbury, Essex Co. MA, and d. 1768 in Loudon NH [? d. 13 Apr 1800 Hawke NH]. He m. 24 Dec 1761 in Amesbury MA to Abigail Gould. She b 10 Sep 1736 in Amesbury MA and d. 1768 in NH
Children of Isaac & Abigail (Gould) Dimond:
1. Reuben Dimond, b. 11 Nov 1764 in Epping NH; d. 1855
2. +Isaac Dimond, b. 21 Dec 1765 Epping NH
3. Israel Dimond, b. 21 Dec 1765 in Epping NH, d. 1766
4. Gould Dimond, b. 1766 in Epping, Rockingham Co. NH

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Isaac Dimond Jr., son of Isaac & Abigail (Gould) Dimond, b 21 Dec 1765 Epping NH, d. 1 Sep 1827 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH; m. Sarah “Sally” Shaw. She b. abt 1766 in Epping NH, and d. Sep 1849 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH. [family history from searchroots]
Children of Isaac & Sarah (Shaw) Dimond:
1. Betsey/Betty Dimond, b. 18 Feb 1788 Loudon NH
2. Isaac Dimond, Jr. b 17 Feb 1790 in Loudon NH; m. 1857 in Benton NH to Mary Shaw. She b. 1806-1813.
3. Sally Dimond, b. 3 March 1792 Loudon NH
4. Polly Dimond, b 26 Feb 1794 in Loudon NH
5. John Dimond,  b. 7 May 1790 Loudon NH
6. Abigail Dimond, b. 11 May 1798 Loudon NH
7. Andrew Shaw Dimond, b. 20 Oct 1801 Loudon NH; d. 25 May 1883 in Loudon NH, aged 81; m. 11 June 1929 in NH to Martha Dustin. Carpenter. Their daughter Martha Jane Dimond m. 1 July 1866 in Gilford NH to Isaac H. Fullerton, son of James & Sarah (?) Fullerton.
8. +Gould Dimond, b 22 March 1804 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH
9. Ruth Dimond, b 15 Sep 1801[2?] in Loudon NH
10. ?

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Gould Dimond, son of Isaac & Sally (Shaw) Dimond Jr., b 22 March 1804 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH; d 20 April 1862; m. 30 Sep 1829 in NH to Sally Rollins, daughter of Jonathan Rollins of Loudon NH. She was b. 19 Sep 1807 in Loudon NH and d. 25 Sep 1868. They are buried in Loudon Center Cemetery, Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH. He was appointed postmaster of “Loudon Ridge” post office 29 January 1848.
1850 US Census > NH > Merrimack Co. > Loudon
Gould Dimond 46
Sally R. Dimond 42
Ruth Dimond 43
Isaac T. Dimond 16
Lucy M. Dimond 13
Mary E. Dimond 12
Jonathan R. Dimond 8
1860 US Census > NH > Merrimack > Loudon
Gould Dimond M 56 NH
Mary E. Dimond F 52 NH
Jonathan R. Dimond M 18 NH
Ruth Dimond F 52 NH [Gould’s sister]
John H. Irving M 21 NH
Children of Gould & Sally (Rollins) Dimond:
+1. Isaac Perley Dimond, b 14 Nov 1833 Loudon NH
2. Lucy M. Dimond, b 13 Nov 1836 Loudon NH, d. 23 Oct 1919 in Belmont, Belknap Co. NH; m. John B. Moore of Gilmanton NH and had 4 children. She is buried in South Road Cemetery, Belmont NH
3. Mary E. Dimond, b. 18 March 1838 in Loudon NH; m.17 Nov 1866 NH to Nathan C. Clough, son of Aaron & Betsey Clough and had 2 children (CLOUGH) Minnie E. and Alice. Nathan Clough was a resident of Loudon NH, and held the office of selectman, and represented the town in the legislature.
4. +Jonathan R. Dimond, b. 1 Apr 1842 in Loudon NH, d. 1930

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Isaac Perley Dimond, son of Gould & Sally (Rollins) Dimond, b. 14 November 1833 in Loudon NH, d 6 March 1880 in Manchester NH. He was a carpenter; He m. Thurzy J. Hannaford, dau of Guy & Elizabeth (Tilton) Hannaford. She b. 27 Oct 1835 in Peterborough NH and d. 24 July 1915 in Warren NH. [Her father b. Peacham VT, her mother b. Sanbornton NH]. She is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH.
1860 US Census > NH > Hillsborough > Manchester
Dimond, Isaac P 26 M Carpenter 100 NH
Dimond, Thurzy J 25 F NH
1910 US Census > NH > Grafton > East Benton
Wilkinson Fred Head M W 47 m2x 9 yrs NH NH NH farmer home farm
Wilkinson Nettie A wife F W 45 m1x 9 yrs NH NH NH
Dimond, Thurzy mother-in-law F W 75 widow 1 ch 1 living NH VT NH
Children of Isaac & Thurzy (Hannaford) Dimond:
1. Male Dimond, b. and d. 16 May 1862 in Manchester NH
2. +Nettie Alberta Dimond, b. 19 Aug 1864 in Manchester NH; d. 20 July 1916 in Hanover NH; she m. abt 1901 to Fred A. Wilkinson. He was b 3 June 1861 in Gilford, Belknap Co. NH and d. 4 Jan 1925 in Gilford, Belknap Co. NH.

Jonathan R. Dimond, son of Gould & Sally (Rollins) Dimond, b. 1 April 1842 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH; d. 10 Feb 1930 in Gilmanton NH. He married 3 May 1867 in Gilmanton NH to Maria Peaslee, daughter of Amos & Rhoda Peaslee. Farmer. Buried in Loudon Center Cemetery, Loudon NH with his parents.
1900 US Census > NH > Merrimack > Loudon
Dimond, Jonathan R. Head W M Apr 1842 58 married 33 yrs NH NH NH Farmer
Dimond, Maria P. wife W F Nov 1843 56 married 33 yrs 3 ch 3 living NH NH NH
Dimond, Sadie B. daughter W F July 1872 27 single NH NH NH School Teacher
Enez P. daughter W F Nov 1878 22 single NH NH NH
Children of Jonathan M. & Maria (Peaslee) Dimond:
1. Ardena Maria Dimond, b 25 June 1868 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH. She married 17 Nov 1888 in NH to Charles Fred Potter, son of George H. & Mary Jane (Foss) Potter. Her son, George Dimond Potter b 15 May 1890, d. 12 Jan 1952 in Gilmanton NH | daughter Florence M. b. abt 1892 in NH, married 20 Oct 1915 in Gilmanton NH to Clarence C. Merrill, son of George W. & Aneda (Smith) Merrill. | son Samuel Earle Potter b 26 Feb 1900 in Gilmanton NH, d. 27 Feb 1951 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co. NH
2. Sadie B. Dimond, b. 20 July 1872 Loudon NH, d. 9 June 1938 in Loudon, Merrimack Co. NH; in 1900 living with parents, school teacher; She m. 20 Aug 1902 in Loudon NH to Abraham Lincoln Osgood, son of Abram B. & Lucy (Sargeant) Osgood. They had several children: Dora B. Osgood, Martha P. Osgood, Lucy M. Osgood, Alice Louise Osgood, William M. Osgood
3. Inez Perley Dimond, b. 23 March 1878 Loudon NH; m. 3 Sep 1907 in Loudon NH to William Osgood Perkins, son of Jeremiah L. & Jennie M. (Osgood) Perkins. Had children including: Norman D. Perkins, Robert E. Perkins


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Nettie Alberta Dimond, daughter of Isaac & Thurzy (Hannaford) Dimond, b. 19 Aug 1864 in Manchester NH; d. 20 July 1916 in Hanover NH. She was buried in Manchester NH; she m. abt 1901 to Fred A. Wilkinson, son of Leonard & Emily J. (Dockham) Wilkinson. He was b 3 June 1861 in Gilford, Belknap Co. NH and d. 4 Jan 1925 in Gilford, Belknap Co. NH. He had married 1st) 23 Oct 1886 at Lake Village, Belknap Co. NH to Nancy J. Leavitt-Woodman. He married 3d) 17 Feb 1921 in Rochester NH to Lois June Merrill-Bryant, daughter of Charles W. & Almira A. (Copp) Merrill. At the time of his third marriage his occupation was moulder, and she was a nurse. She was divorced (from Arthur J. Bryant) having been born in Rochester NH. In 1920 he was a lodger and teamster at the NH State Sanitorium.
1910 US Census > NH > Grafton > Benton
Fred Wilkinson Head M 47 NH m2x 9 yrs NH NH NH Farmer own farm
Nettie A. Wilkinson wife F 45 m1x 9 yrs NH NH NH
Thurzy Dimond mother-in-law F 75 NH widow 1 ch 1 living NH VT NH
No known children.

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