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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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Genealogy of the Clough Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Clough family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. John Clough, born 1613, came in the ship Elizabeth from London in 1634 and lived first in Watertown, Massachusetts, whence he removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts He had wife, Jane, who died 16 Jan. 1679/80. His second wife was Martha Cilley, whom he married 15 Jan. 1680. He died 26 July 1691, aged 76. His son, John, was born 9 March 1648/9 and married Mercy Page 13 Nov. 1674. He died about 1715. She died 25 Jan. 1718. Benoni …

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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.

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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 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 the Bennett Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Bennett family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources.This surname is often written Bennick in town records 1 Arthur Bennett of Oyster River Arthur Bennett, born about 1640, as depositions show, married before 1665 Mary, daughter of John and Welthen Goddard. He was taxed at Oyster River, 1666-67. He mortgaged, 13 June 1679, to Nicholas Harrison of Fox Point land and part of sawmill at Piscassick, “which formerly belonged to our Honred father John Goddard.” He died 20 Jan. 1682/3. His wife died before April 1717. 2. …

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