Monthly Archives: May 2021

Some Descendants of Newmarket New Hampshire Black Patriot: Wentworth Cheswell (1746-1817)

I am not the first to write about a remarkable man–Wentworth Cheswell of Newmarket New Hampshire.  Many have sung his praises and brought to light his many “firsts” in New Hampshire.  His grandfather, and earliest known ancestor, Richard Cheswell, was … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Thomas B. Tamblyn’s 1869 Steamship on Long Pond, Concord, New Hampshire

This story is about the earliest or at least one of the earliest steamships in the Concord, New Hampshire area. I was researching my 2nd great-grand uncle, Thomas B. Tamblyn, who married my 2nd great-grand aunt by blood, Judith Kilborn … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Merrimack’s Special (Police) Officer Division

On May 11, 2013 the Merrimack (NH) Police Department held an Open House and special event to honor all of the men and women who had served the town as police officers, special officers, auxiliary officers and constables. According to … Continue reading

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An 1838 New Hampshire Tale of Horror: The Three Brides

TALE OF THE THREE NEW HAMPSHIRE BRIDES As published in Weekly Raleigh Register newspaper, Raleigh, North Carolina, 18 June 1838, page 1 /and/ The Maryland Gazette, Annapolis Maryland, 21 June 1838, page 1 — “Towards the close of a chilly … Continue reading

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How Horses Arrived in New Hampshire

In the past Ive spent a great deal of time researching how cows came to New Hampshire, but gave little thought to horses.  It might surprise you to know that several ancient species of  horses WERE native to North America–however … Continue reading

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