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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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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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Rindge and Concord New Hampshire First Woman NH State Agency Director, Administrator, Speaker, Award Recipient: Abby Langdon (Alger) Wilder (1889-1978)

She was born Abbie Langdon Alger on 18 May 1889 at New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of William E.Alger and his first wife, Lucille V. (DeLeon) Alger. Abby’s father was a Bostonian who was living out of the country. He … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Legislator, Senator, Constitutional Convention and Democratic National Convention Delegate, First Woman Appointee to NH Liquor Commission: Marye (Walsh) Caron (1900-1991)

She was born Mary Loretta Walsh, daughter of John J. & Catherine (Keene) Walsh on 2 March 1900 in Manchester New Hampshire.  Marye attended the local schools, and based on 1940 U.S. Census information, she completed two years of college. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire First Lady, Civic Leader, First Woman Nominated to Executive Council: Margaret Walter (Clough) Martin Anderson (1890 -1979) of Bow and Concord

She was born Margaret Walter Clough on 24 May 1890 in Bow New Hampshire posthumously to Walter H. “Warren” & Georgia (Colby) Clough and named after both of parents. Her father Walter Clough died suddenly in February of 1890, and … Continue reading

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