the various religious denominations, presently
in this county, are Congregationalist,
Episcopalians, Quakers, Presbyterians,
Calvinistic Baptists, Freewill Baptists,
Methodists, Universalists and Shakers.
According to the men of the Massachusetts
Colony, all of our ancestors were nothing more
than godless, lawless persons. Town records and
histories seem to contradict that statement and
instead indicate that all proprietors interested
in the early settlements were of the
"Established Church" and it was only natural
that those whose came out with
them would be also.
Names appearing on the early
colonial records; Gorges
and Mason, Godfrie
and Neal, Gibbons
were no doubt of this faith.
pages will be a start to help with
questions that may have been raised about
religion in Carroll County New Hampshire when it
was first settled.
Was your ancestor one of
the many ministers of the time?