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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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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 Henry Bickford of Portsmouth New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Henry Bickford family of Portsmouth New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Henry Bickford of Portsmouth, New Hampshire Henry Bickford of Portsmouth, perhaps son of Thomas of Scarborough, where Henry had a grant of land in 1720, bought a house lot in Portsmouth in 1704. He is called weaver and mariner. He had wife, Sarah, probably the one admitted to the North Church, 9 Aug. 1708. He deeded to Titus Salter, mariner, 12 April 1760, “all my dwelling house, with all the land belonging.” It may …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of Benjamin Bickford of Durham, New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Benjamin Bickford family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Benjamin Bickford of Newington, New Hampshire Benjamin Bickford, in 1694, had a grant of thirty acres next to his house on the highway leading from Bloody Point to Greenland, over against John Hudson’s house. He was constable about this time. Dec. 7, 1702, he and wife Sarah, deeded to John Knight sixteen acres now in his actual possession, formerly the land of the said Benjamin Bickford ‘s father, lying betwixt Pine Point and Bloody …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of John Bickford of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the John Bickford family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Family of John Bickford of Oyster River, New Hampshire John Bickford of Oyster River Point, according to two depositions made in 1669, was then sixty years of age. There are depositions of a John Bickford which make him to have been born in 1609, 161 2, and 161 5. There may have been several John Bickfords, and perhaps John, or the clerk, did not know just how old John was. Old depositions show that many persons varied …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of John Ambler of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Ambler family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. John Ambler bought, in 1703, the place that once was owned by John Hill, at Oyster River Point, on the shore of Little Bay. Aug. 7, 1717, he bought of Edward and Sarah Wakeham six acres formerly in the possession of Nicholas Done (Dunn), which Wakeham bought of Widow Elizabeth Done. Other lands he bought of Joseph Kent and of Samuel Edgerly.  John Ambler married (1) Hannah, widow of Robert Watson. Dr. Quint said she was daughter of …

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