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Genealogy of Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire

Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire was born about 1623 in Marlborough. He married, 10 Dec. 1646, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Peasley of Haverhill, where he owned land in 1642. In 1650 he was on a committee to lay out a boundary between Haverhill and Salisbury. About 1653 he removed to Oyster River, where he built his garrison house, near Davis Creek, on the north side of the river and near its mouth, on land bought of Valentine Hill, 14 Aug. 1654. He had numerous and large grants of land, was selectman seven times, constable, surveyor of lands, and held other offices. He is called ensign as early as 1662. He died between 1 April 1685 and 25 May 1686, the dates on which his will was made and approved.

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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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Genealogical Notes on the Clark Family of Durham New Hampshire

Genealogical Notes on the Clark family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Abraham Clark’s land is mentioned in 1680. He lived near the northern boundary of Oyster River Parish. He may have been the Clark of unknown name who was killed in the massacre of 1694. Deliverance Clark, who married Nathaniel Lamos before 1700, was doubtless his daughter, and so, probably, was Mary Clark, who married Bartholomew Stevenson, 10 Oct. 1680. Clark’s Plains are on the line of Dover and Madbury southeast of Pudding hill. Abraham Clark, aged 59 when …

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Garrison House of Capt. Jonathan Chesley, Built in 1716

Genealogy of the Chesley Family of Durham New Hampshire

7 generational genealogy of the Chesley family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources.

Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Bunker Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Bunker family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of James Bunker of Oyster River, New Hampshire James Bunker, born about 1628 according to a deposition, is incidentally mentioned in the court records of York County in 1648. In 1652 he bought land below Johnson’s Creek, on the north side of Oyster River. His will, 14 Oct. 1697-24 June 1698, names wife, Sarah, and three sons. 2. James Bunker m. prob. (1) Anne Thomas, (2) Martha Downes. 3. Joseph Bunker m. _______ _______. 4. John …

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Genealogy of the Boody Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Boody/Boodey family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Zechariah Boody of Oyster River and Durham New Hampshire Tradition says that Zechariah Boody came over in a French ship and deserted it in Boston. He had wife, Elizabeth, who was baptized by the Rev. Hugh Adams, 31 March 1716/7. He died about 1755. [Cf. Boody Genealogy.][1]The editor of this page has been unable to identify the work titled “Boody Genealogy” by Stackpole. He welcomes any suggestions. Elizabeth bapt. 31 March 1716/7; m. Ebenezer Pitman; widow …

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Genealogy of the Bodge Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Bodge family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Henry Bodge of Kittery, Maine Henry Bodge and wife, Elizabeth, were living in Kittery, near the head of Spruce Creek, as early as 1669. He died in 1696, leaving wife, Rebecca. He had six children, of whom: Henry went to Charlestown, Mass. 2. Benjamin Bodge, m. Sarah. Second Generation 2 Family of Benjamin Bodge of Oyster River, New Hampshire Benjamin Bodge settled at Oyster River about 1714. He and wife, Sarah, and their children were …

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Genealogy of Thomas Bickford of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Thomas Bickford family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Thomas Bickford of Dover, New Hampshire Thomas Bickford, born 1640, deposed in 1676, aged 36. He married Joanna, daughter of John Libby of Scarborough, Me., where Thomas Bickford had a grant of land before 1681 and signed a petition in 1680. The Indian wars probably drove his family to Dover, and this suggests a relationship between him and John Bickford of Oyster River Point, and the names of their children strengthen the suggestion. Jan. …

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