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in the U. S. of A.

Tech 5 Eugene C. Cole ( Army ) of Cheshire County - Oct. 24, 1944, Killed in Action - France
S2 Richard Donald Patterson ( Navy ) of Cheshire County - Oct. 30, 1944, Killed in Action - USS Franklin - hit by Jap kamikazes near Leyte Island, Pacific - age 18 

**New**  below web site list 109 Cheshire County men Killed in Action during World War II 

"One Nation Under God"

Main Street, Keene, NH, photo taken late 1920

Cheshire County Towns

Alstead 1763 George N Kidder
Dublin 1771 MaryLynne Ellis
Fitzwilliam 1773 Host Needed
Gilsum 1763 Ginny Day
Harrisville 1870 Host Needed
Hinsdale 1753 Host Needed
Jaffrey 1773

Dobrina N.

Keene 1753 Host Needed
Marlborough 1776 Host Needed
Marlow 1761 Mary Blank
at the Marlow Historical Society
Nelson 1752 Host Needed
Richmond 1752 Host Needed
Rindge 1768 Ida Harman
Roxbury 1812 Host Needed
Stoddard 1774 Host Needed
Sullivan 1787 Host Needed
Surry 1769 Host Needed
Swanzey 1753 Host Needed
Troy 1815 Host Needed
Walpole 1761 Kelli Ann Wilson
Westmoreland 1735 Host Needed
Winchester 1733 Host Needed

Interested in being a Host for a Town in Cheshire Co., contact me at the email address, bottom of this page.

Main Street, Keene, NH, 1999

Historical Society of Cheshire County Web Site


246 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431
P.O. Box 803, Keene, NH 03431
Telephone: 603-352-1895,
Contact: Alan Rumrill

Historical Society of Cheshire County - Email address

New Hampshire Historical Society
NH Historical Society

New Hampshire Historical Society - Library

Keene Sentinel Links
Keene Sentinel

Vital Records Information - New Hampshire
Vital Records

Information on how and where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death, marriage and divorce records) at the state, county and town level in New Hampshire.

**NEW**1840 Federal Census - Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Towns of Alstead, Gilsum, Marlow, Sullivan, Stoddard, Surry, Westmoreland
Towns of Westmoreland, Walpole, Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Keene, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey, Winchester
Towns of Winchester, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Nelson, Rindge
Town of Troy

Cheshire County Resources

Book Description Contact
Biographical Review, Vol XXIII
Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cheshire County,
New Hampshire (1897) - No charge for copies but send a SASE.
Linda Garrett
From Journey's End to Hardscrabble
cemeteries and burying-grounds of Chesterfield, NH.
Linda Roller
Mapleside Cemetery in Alstead
Village of Alstead, NH.
Linda Roller
All Cemeteries in Alstead
Alstead, NH.
Linda Roller
Cheshire Co. Gazeteer & Directory dated 1885 Gail Watkins
History of Chesterfield, NH by Oran E Randall, 1882 Mark Grassman
History of Fitzwilliam, NH 1752 to 1887 by Rev. Norton, 829pp., one or two surnames & a fee for photocopies and postage Rhett Owings
History of Keene, NH by the Keene History Committee, 1968 Deborah Cook
History of Nelson, NH Edited by Parke Hardy Struthers, from 1767-1967 includes Family Section and Cemetery listing) (no index, so be specific as possible) Edith Bartley
History of Rindge, NH by Ezra Stearns between 1736-1874 also researched Benjamin Davis family of Rindge, NH, Dee Dee Rypka
History of Stoddard, NH by Isaiah Gould, 1897, photocopy of original book, 139 pp. Robert J. Young
History of Walpole, NH by Martha McDanolds Frizzell, 1963, second volume has town genealogy Gail Watkins
New Hampshire Borns a Town Alstead and East Alstead history, pp319 GN Kidder
Town of Richmond, NH email Ruth Flanders
The History of Troy, NH 1764-1897 Sheila Kenney
Walking Back Through Time 50 Historical Sketches of Winchester, NH 1997 Sheila Kenney
The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, MA 1897, 1982 Sheila Kenney
Town Reports of Winchester, NH a collection of many years. 1868 and up Sheila Kenney
Ashuelot Cemetery Book of Ashuelot, NH 2002 Sheila Kenney
Cemeteries of Winchester, NH 2004 Sheila Kenney

 D-Day Invasion - June 6, 1944 to Aug 1944 - The Normandy Invasion lasted two months -

14 men from Cheshire Co. died between June and Aug 1944 (See Web Site below Killed in Action )

*** New ***109 Soldiers and Sailors from Cheshire County ***New ***
Killed in Action during World War II

Revolutionary War - The colonies against

Revolutionary War Volunteers from Cheshire County

Fifteen men from Cheshire County who died while in the service or Killed in Action are highlighted below in red.

First New Hampshire Regiment
Town Soldier’s Name
Acworth Samuel Harper, Thomas Harper, John Harper, Simon Powers
Alstead David Abraham, Ripley Bingham (Sergeant), Moses Farnsworth, William McGee, John McGee, Rufus Walton, Thomas Wilson, Samuel Harper, Thomas Harper, John Harper, Simon Powers
Nathan Moulton, entered April 1, 1777; (Died in service) June 2, 1778, sickness.
Charlestown Elisha Adams, Paye Harriman, John Joiner (Sergeant), Timothy Newton, Nathan Powers
Barabas Hickey, entered Jan. 1, 1777; (Died in Service) April 14, 1778, sickness
Claremont Samuel Bates, John Clark, Ebenezer Matthews, Thomas Osgood, Joel Royce, Asa Stearns, Joseph Wright
Daniel Stearns, entered May 1, 1777; (Died in Service) April 30, 1780
Cornish Peter Spicer, Daniel Putnam
Curtis Cady, entered Feb. 1777; (Died in Service) April 4, 1778, sickness
Croydon Paris Richardson, William Sisco
Dublin Hart Balch, James Chamberlin, Jonathan Morse, John Stone
Nathaniel Bates, entered Jan. 10, 1777; (Killed in Action) Sept. 19, 1777 near Saratoga, New York, about 12 o'clock noon the First New Hampshire Regiment engaged the British Troops, they fought for about 20 minutes.
Fitzwilliam Daniel Gould, Stephen Richardson, Stephen White
Gilsum David Adams
Hinsdale Isaac Gibbs
Jaffrey Moses Cutter, John Dole, Benjamin Dole, Daniel Harper, Michael Silk, Samuel Wier
Keene Silas Porter, Ezra Turner
Lempster Matthew Grear, William Layton, Isaac Gibbs
Asael Roundy, entered May 1, 1777; (Died in Service) Jan. 17, 1778, sickness
New Grantham Stephen Jennens (Corporal), Isaac Gibbs
Ephraim Jennens, entered May 12, 1777; (Died in Service) Nov. 22, 1777, sickness
Plainfield Wilder Willard
Richmond Thomas Hunt, Thomas Powers, Abner Powers (Corporal), Noah Porter, Lemuel Rice, William Taggart, Lewis Wisoo
Stoddard Samuel Morrison, Richard Richardson
Nathaniel Richardson, entered April 3, 1777;(Died in service) June 24, 1777
Surry Joshua Church, Anthony Gilman, Samuel LiscombIsaac Gibbs
Jacob Bonney, entered May 20, 1777; (Died in service) July 1778
Swanzey Joel Andrews, John Cross (Corporal), Silas Simons, Levi Simons, Joseph Tucker
William Frankford, entered Jan. 9, 1778; (Died in service) April 17, 1779
Washington Asa Jackson, William Munn, Nathan Munn, Abel Merrill, William White
Walpole John Baldwin, Francis Joiner, Thomas Jackson, John Still
Daniel Ashley, entered Feb 9, 1781;(Died in service) Aug. 1, 1781
Jonathan Eastman, entered Feb. 21, 1777; (Died in service) May 11, 1778, sickness
Benjamin Hudson, entered June 9, 1777; (Died in service) no date given
Daniel Riter, entered Jan. 1, 1777; (Died in service) Sept. 1, 1777
Westmoreland Nehemiah Gold, entered April 29, 1777; (Died in service) Aug. 10, 1778
Winchester John Simons, Abner Wise (Corporal)

(Died in Service) could be either from disease or wounds.

Revolutionary War Commissioned Officers, from Cheshire County
  • Major Jason Wait, Alstead, served between 1775 and 1782, promoted to Major, 5 July 1780.
  • Captain Simon Sartwell, Charlestown, between 1777 and 1780, promoted to Captain 21 March 1780.
  • Captain Isaac Farwell, Charlestown, at Bunker Hill, served between 1777 and 1783.
  • Lieutenant James Kidder, Alstead, served in a Massachusetts Regiment between 1775 and 1778, he marched to the Lexington & Concord alarm of 19 April 1775.
  • Lieutenant Samuel Kidder, Alstead, commissioned 1 July 1776, served in a Massachusetts and New Hampshire Regiment, 1776 and 1777.
  • Captain James Lewis , Marlborough, served under William Whipple in Rhode Island
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