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Married Fifty Years: Charles A. & Abbie Ross (Shannon) Dockham of Gilmanton Iron Works New Hampshire

The July 3, 1911 edition of The Union, published in Manchester NH, had the headline: “Married Fifty Years.” The article showed photographs of a couple named “Mr. and Mrs. Dockham” and included this story.  I was curious about how a … Continue reading

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The Eccentric Merchant from New Ipswich New Hampshire: Jabez Hills (1788-1871)

Jabez Hills led a seemingly normal life until his later years, when he became known as “Jabez the Hermit,” and was considered by some to be a somewhat odd, miserly recluse. This business-savy man led a productive, generous life and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Post Road and Post Office History

Today much of our communication is transmitted electronically. It was only a few decades ago that all of our correspondence, documents, and bills were delivered by human hand to our doorsteps. In colonial America, post roads influenced what people knew … Continue reading

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