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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 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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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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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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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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Genealogy of the Beard Family of Oyster River NH

A genealogy of the Beard family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Family of Thomas Beard Thomas Beard, born 1608, had a grant of land at Sandy Point, on Dover Neck, in 1642, and, with Valentine Hill, a grant of Oyster River Falls in 1649, He was in Barbadoes in 1668 and then gave to his wife, Elizabeth, a power of attorney. He left widow, Mary, who married William Williams, His will, 16 Dec. 1678, names wife, Mary, and children: Joseph m. Esther dau. of James Philbrick of Hampton, b. …

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Genealogy of Jacob Bamford/Basford of Durham NH

A genealogy of the Bamford/Basford family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Jacob and Elizabeth Basford The History of Hampton says that Jacob and Elizabeth Basford had five children. This family appears in Durham as Basford and Bamford. The family lived in the vicinity of Chesley’s mill. The following is all that the records of Hampton and Durham give us. James bapt. in Hampton 9 May 1697. He had wife, Mary, son, James, bapt. by the Rev. Hugh Adams, 29 Nov. 1721; rem. to Chester. Mary b. 28 Aug. 1697; …

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Genealogy of Thomas Ash of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Ash family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Thomas Ash witnessed a deed in Boston 2 (12) 1652. Thomas Ash, perhaps the same, signed a petition from Dover, N. H., in 1689. He lived near the head of Johnson’s Creek. He married (1) Hannah Chesley, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth, (2) Widow Mary Rollins, or Rawlins. His will, 1718, names wife, Mary, son, Thomas, daughter, Hannah Pierce, to whom he gave five shillings, and “other daughters.” Hannah married Benjamin Pierce [1]Benjamin Pierce (Joseph3, Anthony2, John1) was …

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Genealogy of Charles Adams of Oyster River New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Charles Adams family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Charles Adams, born about 1623, bought land at Oyster River of John Ault, 10 April 1645. He was taxed in 1648, and took the oath of fidelity 21 June 1669. Constable in 1662. He and fourteen others of his household were slain in the massacre of 1694, and his house was burned. The mound of earth marking their graves is very near the Mathes burial place, at Durham Point. Deliverance, named in Court record, 1679. Charles b. …

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