Tamworth, New Hampshire

 

                                                                                               

 
 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                      

                                                                                       

 

                              

 

 

 

                                                  

Tamworth, New Hampshire is a small town with a population of between 2200 – 2500 people, many of whom are descendants of the early settlers whose families are listed below and is located about sixty miles north of Concord, N.H. lying between the towns of Ossipee and Sandwich.  In 1772 Mark Jewell settled in Tamworth and was followed by his brother Bradbury.  By 1790 there were 47 heads of families in Tamworth. 

 

It was granted October 14, 1766 in sixty-eight equal shares and settled in 1771 by Richard Jackman, Jonathan Choate, David Philbrick, and Richard Eastman.  (From “New Hampshire As It is” written in 1856.)

 


 

The early settlers endured many hardships including the plague which swept through the country in 1813, a famine caused by severe cold in the years of 1816, 1817 and 1818 with the frost killing the crops and then the siege of the wolves in November, 1830.

 

Within the town of Tamworth are the villages of South Tamworth, Tamworth Village, Chocorua, Wonalancet and Whittier where many of the old buildings still remain and are being put to use today.

 

The Liberty Trail at Chocorua Mountain is popular for hiking.

 

The story of this popular trail will be found on the Chocorua Peak House page.

 

 

  

                                                                                                                                                                            

Early Tamworth Families                            Recommended Sites to visit   

Ames Family                                                     Cook Memorial Library

Bryant Famiy                                                   Chocorua Library

 Remick Museum                                               Town of Tamworth Website

Berry Family                                                     Rusticating in Tamworth Village                                                                                      

Boyden Family     New                                      Whiting Family  

 Doe Family                                                      Other towns in Carroll County

Durrell Family                                                

Gilman Family                                              

Hayford Family   New

Mason Family  

Nickerson Family                                                                                                     

 

Remick family

 

Roberts Family

 

Whiting Family

 

Wiggin Family

 

Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                              Lois Conner Ames