Strafford County NH

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Genealogy of the John Dame Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the John Dame family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. John5 Dame, son of Richard4 and Elizabeth (Leighton) Dame of Newington (John3, John2, John1), born 1738, married 10 Nov. 1767, Elizabeth Furber and lived in Durham, having the following children. A John Dame died in Durham 13 May 1814. Betsey Dame born 17 Feb. 1770; married 13 April 1797, Jonathan Woodman. Richard Dame born 21 Sept. 1772; married 2 Dec. 1798, Hannah Bickford. Moses Dame born 7 March 1775; married Fidelia Furber. Hannah Dame born 12 April …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Croxford Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Croxford family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Daniel Croxford of Durham, New Hampshire Daniel Croxford was in the employ of Gen. John Sullivan in the fulling mill at Sullivan’s Falls. He was born Aug. 1752 and died 5 March 1837. He married, (1) Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Gilman) Bennett, who died 21 June 1820, aged 72. He married (2) 23 Dec. 1821, Mrs. Peggy Stockbridge of Barrington. Issue: Sally Croxford born 20 Feb. 1780; married 7 Feb. 1802, …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Cromwell Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Cromwell family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Cromwell of Oyster River, New Hampshire Philip Cromwell, born 1612, aged 74 in 1686 as per deposition, was taxed at Cochecho 1657-58. He was juryman in 1662, selectman in 1670. He owned land on Dover Neck that formerly belonged to William Storer, where he was living in 1674 when he was complained of for taking in the highway and trespassing the common. He bought land at Sandy Point, in Great Bay, of …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Crommett Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Crommett family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Crommett of Lee and Dover New Hampshire Philip Crommett (called also Cromet, Crummett, Cromele, Cromel, Cromwell, etc.) was taxed in company with Davey Daniel, 1662-67. He bought land of Hugh Dunn, at Sandy Bank, above Hook Island Falls, in Lee. He was licensed to keep a ferry at Lampril River in 1671. In 1673 he had a grant of six acres adjoining his land at Lampril River. Philip Crommet and wife, Margaret, …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Critchet Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Critchet family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Elias Critchet of Oyster River and Portsmouth New Hampshire Elias Critchet deposed, 1671, concerning the laying out of a boundary in 1667. He was rated in Portsmouth in 1680. He signed a petition in 1695. He married (2) widow of James Thomas and daughter of John Goddard.  She was admitted to church 7 Dec. 1718 as aged wife of Elias Critchet, Sr., whom she had married after 1715. She was a widow again in 1729. …

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South Main Street, Rochester, New Hampshire

First Congregational Church Records, Rochester, NH

Early town records for Rochester are scant and genealogists need to access private church records performed by their early ministers in order to access many baptism/birth, marriage, and death/burial records. Supplemented by Bible, cemetery, land, and court records, one may form an informed analysis of early Rochester families. Rochester was incorporated as a town, May 10, 1722. The present towns of Farmington and Milton were formerly a part of Rochester. Farmington was set off and incorporated December 1, 1798, and Milton was set off and incorporated June 11, 1802. A part of the farm of Rufus C. Varney was severed …

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South Main Street, Rochester, New Hampshire

Marriages By Rev. Joseph Haven, 1776-1785

Rev. Joseph Haven was the third minister of the First Congregational Church in Rochester New Hampshire. He was elected to his position after the death of Rev, Samuel Hill in 1776. These marriage records were kept from his initial election for 10 years, or 1785. The First Congregational Church moved it’s location during the tenure of Rev, Haven, relocating and improving their existing building at Haven Hill to the Rochester Common, the new center of activity. Marriages By Rev. Joseph Haven 1776 Febr 29th Robert Walker with Dorothy Leaghton, both of Rochester March 7th Joseph Tucker with Abigail Heard both …

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The Square in Rochester New Hampshire showing the statue of Parsons Main

Marriages By Rev. Amos Main, 1745—1757

Rev. Amos Main was the first settled minister in Rochester and arrived in 1737. Rochester as a township, however, was formed in 1722, fifteen years earlier, and had likely been settled since 1657. What happened to Rev. Main’s marriage records prior to 1745 is not known, and the existence of other ministerial records for Rochester prior to this collection of marriage is extant if any ever existed. In the listings below, the town of Towow references Lebanon Maine and Summersworth references Somersworth New Hampshire. There appears to be early interaction between families in these communities and certain families in Rochester, …

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