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Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
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For many years prior to 1740, the boundary lines of the province of New Hampshire were in dispute.

Massachusetts claimed that the division boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was defined by a line drawn from a point on the Atlantic coast 3 miles north of the mouth of the Merrimack River, and running on the northerly and easterly side of the river, at a distance of 3 miles from it, to a point 3 miles beyond the parallel of the junction of the Winnipiseogee and the Pemigewasset; thence due west to the Connecticut.  This included all the territory included in the present-day limits of Hillsborough County, with the exceptions of the town of Pelham and a portion of the town of Hudson which was more than 3 miles from the Merrimack River.  It also included the whole of Cheshire County and the larger part of the present-day Merrimack and Sullivan Counties.

New Hampshire claimed for her southern boundary a line due west from the same point on the ocean.  By this claim the towns of Pelham, Hudson, Litchfield, Nashua, Merrimack, Hollis, Amherst and other towns lying within about 14 miles of latitude were conceded to be within Massachusetts.

The ancient town of Dunstable , which contained more than two hundred square miles, and included all of the towns named above and portions of other towns within the present limits of New Hampshire, made a part of the county of Middlesex, in Massachusets, and had not, before 1740, been regarded by any party as in part the territory of the province of New Hampshire.

The boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was finally determined, in 1741, by the King himself who ended the controversy in favor of New Hampshire, and fixed the present boundary, granting a much larger territory to New Hampshire than had been claimed earlier.  Upon the settlement of the question, the towns which had had a corporate existence under Massachusetts were rechartered by the province of New Hampshire, and new towns were formed from those portions of existing towns cut off from Massachusetts.

In 1771, New Hampshire was divided into five counties.   Hillsborough County was formed at that time as one of the original counties.

By 1823, there were 42 townships within Hillsborough County  (see 1823 map and profile ).  Several of the northern townships were set off to the newly formed Merrimack County the same year.  The townships which became part of Merrimack County were:  Andover, Boscawen, Bradford, Dunbarton, Fishersfield, Henniker, Hooksett, Hopkinton, New London, Salisbury, Sutton, and Warner.

The county seat: Nashua & Manchester.

Communties in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire include the following:
Amherst, Antrim, Bedford, Bennington, Brookline, Deering, Francestown, Goffstown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Boston, New Ipswich, Pelham, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, Weare, Wilton, and Windsor.

Click HERE for General HILLSBOROUGH County information and links ,
OR
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OR scroll down the page to find the town(s) of interest in alphabetical order.


Notice:  An earlier Hillsborough County, NHGenWeb Genealogy site, was created by Fred Kunchick, and it remains online, though no longer being updated.  Though I do not know Fred personally, I believe that he was a dedicated County Coordinator for Hillsborough County for several years.



Please note:  Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains.  Please notify Ann Mensch, the County Coordinator, should an error be found. 


 

 

 

USGenWeb New Hampshire Genealogy Project
by Peggy 

NHGenWeb Hillsborough County Towns Table

Would you like to volunteer to assist with one of the Hillsborough County, NH Towns?  Please visit the Town Coordinators' guidelines page, and contact: Ann Mensch

 

TOWN

Formed 
From or Earlier Names

1st Colonial

Settlement

Town Inc.

Town Coordinator

AMHERST

Narraganset No. 3, 
Souhegan West

1735

1760

Derick S. Hartshorn

ANTRIM

Cumberland, 
Society Land

1744

1777

Host Requested

BEDFORD

Narraganset No. 5, 
Souhegan East

1737

1750

Host Requested

BENNINGTON

Society Land, Hancock Factory Village

Pre-1800

1842

Host Requested

BROOKLINE

Formed from Mile Slip (aka Groton Gore), the western portion of Hollis and a northeastern  section of Townsend.  First incorporated with the name of Raby, in 1769.

 

1769 as Raby; 1798 name changed to Brookline.

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DEERING

Formed from area earlier known as Cumberland; then incorporated, as Deering, in 1774, from Society Land. In 1842, a small portion of Derring was annexed into Bennington.

1765

1774

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FRANCESTOWN

Formed from New Boston Addition and a portion of Society Land.

1760

1772

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GOFFSTOWN

Narragansett No. 4

 

1763

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GREENFIELD

Formed from portions of Society Land, Peterborough, Lyndeborough & Lyndeborough Gore.  In 1792, and 1872, small portions of Greenfield were annexed to Francistown.

 

1791

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GREENVILLE

 

 

 

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HANCOCK

Society Land

1764

1779

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HILLSBOROUGH

Township No. 7, granted to Col. John Hill by MA.

1741-46

1772

Linda Simpson

HOLLIS

Old Dunstable, MA granted 1673; West Dunstable 1739.

1728

1746

Ann Mensch

HUDSON

Old Dunstable, MA granted 1673; early name Nottingham West (1746); Hudson (1830).

 

1746 as Nottingham West; 1830 as Hudson

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LITCHFIELD

Old Dunstable, MA granted 1673.

 

1734 as Natticook

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LYNDEBOROUGH

 

 

1735

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MANCHESTER

Formed from sw portion of Chester, nw portion of Londonderry, and Harrytown.

1722

1751, as Derryfield

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MASON

 

 

1768

Rhett Regina Owings

MERRIMACK

Formed from Nashua

 

1746

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MILFORD

 

 

 

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MONT VERNON

 

 

1803

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NASHUA

 

Old Dunstable, MA granted 1673.

 

Dec 1836, name changed to Nashua, from Dunstable;  From 1842-1853, northern part was inc. as "Nashville", then in 1853 reinc. together as part of City of Nashua.

 

Linda Simpson

 

Nashua (Don Dillaby's older site)

NEW BOSTON

 

 

 

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NEW IPSWICH

 

 

 

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PELHAM

 

 

 

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PETERBOROUGH

 

 

 

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SHARON

 

 

 

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TEMPLE

 

 

 

Ann Mensch

WEARE

 

 

 

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WILTON

 

 

 

Ann Mensch

WINDSOR

 

 

 

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General Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


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HISTORY

 

·         History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, by Hamilton D. Hurd.  Philadelphia:  J. W. Lewis & Co.  1885.

·         New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers

 

GENERAL HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY RESOURCES

·                                 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

·                                 Town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire Home Page

 

·                                 Hillsborough County Clerk   

·                                 19 Temple Street - Nashua, NH  03060-3444  Phone: (603) 882-9471

·                                 The Hillsborough Historical Society   

P.O. Box 896, Hillsborough, NH  03244   Phone: (603) 478-3165

·                                 President Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. President) biographical sketch:  Franklin PIERCE was born, in 1804, to Benjamin PIERCE and Anna KENDRICK in Hillsboro, N.H..."

·                                 NHGen Web Archives   & Contents for Hillsborough County 

·                                 USGenWeb Census Project for New Hampshire

·                                 Rootsweb Genealogy Mailing Lists

·                                 The Poorhouse Story , by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - Visit the page for New Hampshire which contains a postcard of Hillsborough County Farm and New Hospital, in Grasmere (in Goffstown), N.H. read " Emma's Story " to see the touching story behind the site!!!

·                                 Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

·                                 The Union Leader & New Hampshire Sunday News - Manchester

·                                 The Nashua Telegraph - online news

·                                 The Cabinet Press - Online Newspaper

·         1817 Gazetteer of Hillsborough County - Transcribed and submitted by Cathy Parziale, from The Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire, compiled by Eliphalet Merrill and the Late Phinehas Merrill, Esq., Printed by C. Norris & Co. , Exeter, NH, 1817, (p. 79).

·         The History of Manchester, formerly Derryfield, in New Hampshire; including that of Amoskeag, or the Middle Merrimack Valley.. ., written by C. E. Potter, Manchester: C. E. Potter, 1856.

·         History of the Town of Goffstown, 1733-1920 , by George Plummer Hadley, Concord, N. H. : The Rumford Press, 1922.

§  A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Vols. 1-4 , By James Savage.

§  American Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

CENSUS RESOURCES

 

The 1940 U. S. Census

·         familysearch.org – 1790 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1800 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1810 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1820 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1830 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1840 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1850 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1860 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1870 Census

·         familysearch.org - 1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!!

·         familysearch.org – 1900 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1910 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1920 Census

·         Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·         familysearch.org – 1930 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1940 Census

·               1900 U. S. Census Population Schedules:  for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire: (Rolls 947 and 948)

·               1850 U. S. Census Population Schedules:  for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire: (Rolls 432, 433 and 434)

·         Census Enumerator Instructions for Each Census Year, 1850-2000

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

§  The Genealogy Page.

§  About Census Records

§  Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

§  Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

§  Indian Census Rolls

§  Nonpopulation Census Records

§  Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.

 

DEEDS RESOURCES

 

·                                 Hillsborough Register Of Deeds   

19 Temple Street - Nashua, NH  03060-3444  Phone: (603) 882-6933

·                                 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Deeds

·                                 Hillsborough Superior Court   

30 Spring Street - Nashua, NH  03060  Phone: (603) 883-6461.

 

PROBATE RESOURCES

·                  Hillsborough County Register Of Probate   

30 Spring Street - Nashua, NH  03060  Phone: (603) 882-1231.

·                  Rules of Practice and Procedure in the Probate Courts of the State of New Hampshire.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE RESOURCES

·                    The State of New Hampshire

·               New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources

20 Park Street - Concord, NH 03301;  Phone: (603) 271-2540.

§ New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

     19 Pillsbury Street - Box 2043, Concord, NH 03301-2043
     Phone: (603) 271-3483   E-mail: preservation@nhdhr.state.nh.us

§ American Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission.

§ New Hampshire State Data Center

·         New Hampshire State Library -    20 Park Street - Concord, NH 03301   Phone: (603) 271-2144.

o    History & Genealogy Section

·         Directory of New Hampshire Libraries - by city and town.

·        State of New Hampshire Division of Archives and Records Management

71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2236

Genealogy Resources among the collection (includes early probate, land, military and naturalization records)

Index to The Provincial and State Papers of New Hampshire at http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/PDF/Index_NH_State_Papers.pdf

New Hampshire State Papers at http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/nhstatepapers.html

·                  Directory of New Hampshire Libraries - by city and town

·                  Merrimack Valley State Parks and Historic Sites .- (The area of Concord, Merrimack and Manchester)

·                  Cemetery Junction for New Hampshire Cemeteries

 

VITAL RECORDS

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

CEMETERIES RESOURCES

·         Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries (no longer being updated)

·          USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project for Hillsborough County, NH

·         The Political Graveyard , for Hillsborough County , created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum , a web site about U.S. political history, politicians and cemeteries.

o   Cemeteries and Memorial Sites in Hillsborough County

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

 

MAPS RESOURCES

o   State of New Hampshire

o   Hillsborough Historical Society & Franklin Pierce Homestead   P.O. Box 896 - Hillsborough, NH 03244
  Phone: (603) 478-3165  - Email: c_chadwick@conknet.com

o   1823 Map, Statistics and Profile of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

o   Map of Old Dunstable , from Charles J. Fox's: History of the Old Township of Dunstable including Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield and Merrimac, N. H.; Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass.  Nashua: Charles T. Gill Publishers.  1846.

o   1895 Map of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire , by Pam Rietsch

o   Use the query form, at USGS, to map features including cemeteries, churches, populated places, and more.  Please note that the map town listed with a feature may be used as a map reference for the site, and may not be the town where the feature is actually located...Select a map to see the location of the actual feature.  This database may not be complete, and, as with any database, there may be errors.

o   Interactive Census Bureau New Hampshire Profiles & Maps :

 

MILITARY RESOURCES

o   Men and Women of New Hampshire who Served During the Civil War, by Fred Kunchick.

o   New Hampshire Heritage, 1861-1865 and New Hampshire Civil War Genealogy, by Todd Grzywacz.

o   Civil War:  NPSCivil War Soldiers and Sailors System

o   Military Records available from the National Archives

o   Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

 

GENERAL GENEALOGY RESOURCES

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

o    About Census Records

o    Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o    Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o    Indian Census Rolls

o    Nonpopulation Census Records

o    Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.

·               Census Enumerator Instructions for Each Census Year, 1850-2000

·         Tina's Adoption Reform and Search Pages (all states).

·         Military Records available from the National Archives

·         Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

·         Related Mailing Lists hosted by rootsweb

 



Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Families Online



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Also see available New Hampshire Mailing Lists at Genealogy Resources on the Internet.



AMHERST

o   Amherst, NH History & Genealogy, by Derick S. Hartshorn

o   Historical Society of Amherst, New Hampshire

P. O. Box 717 - Amherst, NH  03031

o   Vital Records Indexes

o   Amherst Town Library     14 Main Street - Amherst, NH 03031
    Phone: (603) 673-2288;  Fax: 603-672-6063;  E-mail:  library@amherst.lib.nh.us

o   Town of Amherst

o   Amherst History - Amherst, NH was first chartered in 1728 as Narragansett No. 3 and later called Souhegan No. 3. In January, 1760 it was chartered as Amherst...

o   Amherst Town Clerk    2 Main Street - Amherst, NH  03031  Phone: (603) 673-6041

o   Cricket Corner Cemetery, Amherst, Hillsborough County, NH, contributed and transcribed by Jackie Marshall with assistance from Nathalie Marshall, for use in USGenWeb Archives for Hillsborough County

Amherst area Cemeteries include:
Saint Patricks Cemetery -
     Located west off Hwy. 101, on the road to Milford;
     Latitude: 425013N; Longitude: 0713723W

Town Cemetery -
     Located in Amherst village;
     Latitude: 425151N; Longitude: 0713726W 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


Thank you for your kind offer of assistance Jackie!!!!

Jackie Marshall, genealogy chair for the Historical Society of Amherst, has graciously volunteered to do look-ups in some of the databases she has been working on.  The databases are listed below.  Please respectfully LIMIT your request to one or two names at a time.

1.  Amherst, NH Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1884-1903:
Description of database:  Vital record information from the Amherst Town Reports from 1884 to the present.  So far, Jackie has already indexed the births, marriages, & deaths from 1884 to 1903.  If you are looking for births, marriages or deaths after 1903, please specify a close, approximate date when requesting a look-up.  Contact: Jackie Marshall
Please note: The information contained in these records varies through the years as to what is included in the town report. It is a secondary source, subject to error, but a good indication for family researchers that there will be further information at the Town Hall or state vital records office.

2.  Names of out-of-town residents buried in Amherst, 1884-1952:
Description of database:  Jackie has indexed the existing names of people who died out of town & were brought to Amherst for burial (when the Town Reports have this listing, which isn't every year) from 1884 to 1952. The information for the out-of-town deaths is highly variable, sometimes just a name, sometimes the place where they died, and sometimes more.  Contact:  Jackie Marshall
Please note: The information contained in these records varies through the years as to what is included in the town report. It is a secondary source, subject to error, but a good indication for family researchers that there will be further information at the Town Hall or state vital records office.

3.  Cemetery Inscriptions for Cricket Corner Cemetery, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Meadow View Cemetery and Amherst Town Hall Burying Ground.
Description of database:  An on-going cemetery survey project is underway, and plans are being made to post the completed index online.  Jackie has offered to look-up information in those completed by volunteers thus far.  She writes:  "So far we've recorded 2,466 burials from the following Amherst cemeteries: Cricket Corner, Chestnut Hill, and Meadow View. The Boy Scouts Troop 22 finished the Chestnut Hill cemetery, my daughter & I finished the Cricket Corner Cemetery, and Meadow View has a ways to go but is certainly well over 3/4 complete. I haven't entered the Amherst Town Hall Burying Ground in the data base yet, but have an index on hand. This cemetery has been transcribed in the past and I'd like to double check the stones. St. Patrick's cemetery still needs to be done."
Contact:  Jackie Marshall

4.  Jackie Marshall's Family Tree Maker File of Amherst Families
Jackie's description of database:  "First I entered all the families that Daniel F. Secomb recorded in the genealogy portion of his book, History of the Town of Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire [1883]. I've been adding to the
families using the cemetery information, the town reports, and the census. I've also used some other local town histories. You can't imagine how many differences there are between all these sources! Family Tree Maker lets me put in the multiple birth dates (for example) with each source. It would be up to the family researcher to locate the primary record and make the judgment about which is correct. Usually the differences are slight: May or Mar, Jan or Jun, the date off by a few days, or the year having one year difference. Sometimes it's way out of
the ballpark too. Interesting because it shows us how vulnerable secondary sources can actually be. Add that to the fact that I'm re-copying all this & am also susceptible to making typos (9 instead of 0), there is always room for error, but I think it can be a useful clue tool.  Contact: Jackie Marshall



ANTRIM

o   Town of Antrim, NH

o   A Brief History of Antrim

o   Antrim Town Clerk   

P.O. Box 517, 66 Main Street - Antrim, NH  03440;   Phone: (603) 588-6785.

o   James A Tuttle Library    P.O. Box 235 - Antrim 03440-0235;   Phone: (603) 588-6786

o   Antrim Community Profile

o   Antrim Historical Society

o   Antrim, NH - brief overview

o   Bird's-eye-view: Digital 1887 Map of Antrim, N.H. and Clinton Village , by Norris, George E., published Brockton, Mass., 1887.

Cemeteries include:

o   Maplewood Cemetery, North Branch Cemetery, Meeting House Hill Cemetery and Over East Cemetery

o   Antrim, New Hampshire Cemeteries:

 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 



BEDFORD

o   Vital Records of Bedford, NH To 1903, From the history of Bedford, NH From 1737, Published by the Town of Bedford, NH, 1903.  Online at Rays-Place.com

o   Bedford Public Library    3 Meetinghouse Road - Bedford, NH 03110
   Phone: (603) 472-2300; 

o   Town of Bedford    24 North Amherst Road - Bedford, NH  03110
   Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Tuesdays - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

o   Bedford Town Clerk     24 North Amherst Road - Bedford, NH  03110;   Phone: (603) 472-3550.

o   Online Area News

o   Neighborhood NewsThe Bedford Bulletin

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet



BENNINGTON

o   Town of Bennington, NH

o   An Historical Overview of Bennington, NH

o   Bennington Town Office      7 School Street, # 101 - Bennington, NH  03442;   Phone:  (603) 588-2189.

o   Bennington Town Clerk

o   Dodge Public Library    Main Street - Bennington, NH  03442;  Phone:  (603) 588-6585.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet



BROOKLINE

o   Town of Brookline, NH

o   Brookline Town Clerk  -  1 Main Street – P. O. Box 336, Brookline, NH  03033;   Phone: (603) 673-8855, ext. 218.

o   Brookline Public Library  -  P.O. Box 157 - 16 Main Street - Brookline, NH 03033-0157;  Phone: (603) 673-3330.

o   Brookline Historical Society - P. O. Box 595, Brookline, NH  03033

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 



DEERING
   Deering, NH is located in north central Hillsboro County, with the municipalities of Hillsborough, in Hillsborough County, and Henniker, in Merrimack county, at it's northern border.  Deering's neighbor to the east is Antrim and Bennington, to the west is Weare, and to the south is Francestown - all in Hillsborough County.
Deering Cemeteries include:
     Bartlett Cemetery, Corliss Cemetery, Dow Cemetery, and Goodale Cemetery.

o   Deering Town Clerk (for vital records information)     Deering Center Rd. - Hillsboro, NH 03244;  Phone:  (603) 464-3224.

o   Town of Deering , NH includes:

o   A Brief History of Deering, New Hampshire

o   Timeline

o   Deering Fire & Rescue

o   Cemetery Trustees 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 



FRANCESTOWN

o   Town of Francestown, New Hampshire

·         Francestown, New Hampshire Town Clerk  

o   George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library  - 52 Main Street - Francestown, NH 03043;  Phone: (603) 547-2730.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 



GOFFSTOWN - inc. 1761 -
     communities include: Grasmere, Goffstown Village, Pinardville

o   Goffstown Town Clerk    16 Main Street - Goffstown, NH  03045;   Phone:  (603) 497-3613.

o   Goffstown Public Library     2 High Street - Goffstown, NH 03045;    Phone: (603) 497-2102.

o   Town of Goffstown, New Hampshire

o   Goffstown Historical Society

o   The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - Visit the page for New Hampshire which contains a postcard of Hillsborough County Farm and New Hospital, in Grasmere (in Goffstown), N.H. read " Emma's Story " to see the touching story behind the site!!!

o   Hillsborough County, New Hampshire , by Kathy Leigh, includes transcriptions of various, early Hillsborough County resources including:

o   History of the Town of Goffstown, 1733-1920 , by George Plummer Hadley, Concord, N. H. : The Rumford Press, 1922.

o   Goffstown Tax Lists 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 



GREENFIELD

o   Town of Greenfield, New Hampshire

o   The Stephenson Memorial Library    Forest Road - Greenfield, NH 03047   Phone: (603) 547-2790.

o   Greenfield Town Clerk   P. O. Box 256,  7 Sawmill Road - Greenfield, NH  03047   Phone: (603) 547-2782.

o   Greenfield, NH Cemeteries Information and Trustees

Cemeteries: 

1.      Greenvale Cemetery – located on Forest Road/Route 31S

2.      Meeting House Cemetery / aka Old Church Cemetery – located behind the Meeting House between Sawmill Road and Francestown Road.

3.      Shea Cemetery / aka Knight Cemetery – located off Slip Road

4.      Whittemore Cemetery—located on New Boston Road

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 



GREENVILLE  (See also MASON)

o   Town of Greenville, NH

o   Greenville Town Clerk      46 Main Street - Greenville, NH  03048;  Phone: (603) 878-4155.

o   Chamberlin Public Library   

46  Main Street - Greenville, NH  03048;   Phone:  (603) 878-1105.

o   Greenville (Mason) History - History of the Town of Mason, N.H. from the First Grant in 1749, to the Year 1858, by John B. Hill, Boston : Lucius A. Elliot & Co., 1858.

o   Bird's-eye-view: Digital ca. 1886 Map of Greenville, N.H., by Burleigh Lith. Establishment, Troy, N.Y. : L. R. Burleigh, 1886.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 



HANCOCK (inc. 1779)

o   Hancock Historical Society    P.O. Box 138 - 7 Main Street - Hancock, NH 03449
   Phone: (603) 525-9379;    E-mail: hancockhistsoc@mcttelecom.com

o   Site Map of Resources

o   1852 Map of Hancock, NH

o   1858 Map of Hancock, NH

o   Hancock Town Library   25 Main Street - Hancock, NH  03449
   Phone:  (603) 525-4411;    E-mail: library@hancocknh.org

o   Friends of the Hancock Town Library

o   The Town of Hancock, NH - with government information, links and more.

o   Hancock Community Profile (.pdf)

o   KeensentinelRegional Information: Town of Hancock, NH

o   Hancock, New Hampshire with a Hancock, New Hampshire HISTORY, by John Grimes and John Hancock.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 



HILLSBOROUGH

o   The History of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, 1735-1921, Vol. 2: Biography and Genealogy, By George Waldo Browne, Hillsborough, N.H., Hillsborough (N.H. : Town), 1922.  (online at google books)

o   Hillsboro Town Clerk   

29 School Street (P.O. Box 1699) - Hillsboro, NH  03244;  Phone: (603) 464-5571;   Town Offices E-mail: hillsboro@conknet.com

o   Bird's-eye-view: Digital 1884 Map of Hillsborough-Bridge, Hillsborough County, N.H. , by H. W., del., Brockton, Mass. : Norris & Wellge, 1884.

o   Town of Hillsborough.

o   Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) Homestead.

o   President Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. President) biographical sketch:  Franklin PIERCE was born, in 1804, to Benjamin PIERCE and Anna KENDRICK in Hillsboro, N.H..."

o   Historic Hillsborough

o   Architecture and Interior Design for the 20th Century : a search for New Hampshire provides several photos including:

o   Pierce homestead, Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Exterior II . by Gottscho, Samuel H. 1875-1971, (Samuel Herman), photographer, 1961 Sept. 13.

o   New Book:  Hillsborough Town History , by Cynthia Van Hazinga - "...a new history of Hillsborough and its people to be published in the fall of 1999..."

o   Fuller Public Library

29 School Street - Hillsboro, NH  03244;   Phone:  (603) 464-3595

o   Gerry Cemetery Fox State Forest, Town of Hillsborough, Hillsborough Co., NH, contributed by Steve Tarry.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 


 

 


HOLLIS

o   Ann's Welcome to Hollis, NH Genealogy and History

o   Hollis Town Clerk    7 Monument Square -  Hollis, NH  03049;   Phone: (603) 465-2064.

o   Hollis Historical Society    P.O. Box 754 - Hollis, NH 03049

o   History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, from its first settlement to the year 1879, with Many Biographical Sketches of its Early Settlers Their Descendants and Other Residents, by Samuel Thomas Worcester, Boston: A. Williams & Co, 1879.

Hollis Cemeteries include:
   Pine Hill Cemetery - Latitude: 424606N; Longitude: 0713220W
              Located on Pine Hill Road, near the eastern boundary with Nashua.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 


HUDSON - Old Dunstable, MA granted 1673; early name Nottingham West (1746); Hudson (1830).

o   History of Hudson, N.H.: formerly a part of Dunstable, Mass., 1673-1733, Nottingham, Mass., 1733-1741, District of Nottingham, 1741-1746, Nottingham West, N.H., 1746-1830, Hudson, N.H., 1830-1912, by Kimball Webster, edited by George Waldo Browne, Manchester, N.H.: Granite State Publishing Co., 1913.

o   Town of Hudson, New Hampshire

o   Hudson Town Clerk  -  12 School Street -Hudson, NH  03051;   Phone: (603) 886-6003.

 

Hudson area cemeteries include:

Saint Patrick’s Cemetery
     Latitude: 424633N; Longitude: 0712629W

Senter Cemetery
     Located in northern Hudson, near the intersections of Londonderry and Griffin Roads;
     Latitude: 424851N; Longitude: 0712430W

Sunnyside Cemetery
     Located in central Hudson, off Greeley Street and Hwy. 111;
     Latitude: 424550N; Longitude: 0712541W

Westview Cemetery
     Located in central Hudson, off Greeley Street and Hwy. 111;
     Latitude: 424608N; Longitude: 0712457W

Hudson, New Hampshire Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War


Source:  History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, compiled under the supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd, "History of Hudson," by Kimball Webster, Philadelphia : J. W. Lewis & Co., 1885.  (pp. 474-475).

     "It is a matter of regret that a complete list of the names of all the soldiers who served their country, from this town [Hudson], in the War of the Revolution, cannot be given.  
     "No town documents to show who they were can be found, and a few of their names only are incidentally mentioned in the town records.
     "Hon. Isaac W. Hammond, Assistant Secretary of State, has kindly furnished some valuable information, some has been gathered from the Adjutant-General's Reports, and some names have been obtained from other sources.
     "Within the limited time given to compete this history it has been impossible for me to make an exhaustive research for all the names of those patriotic soldiers possible to be obtained.
     "The following names are given as a partial list of the men from Nottingham West who were soldiers in the War of the Revolution.
"NOTTINGHAM WEST SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTION.
--The following was copied from the original paper in the possession of the New Hampshire Historical Society, by Hon. D. F. Secomb:
     "A muster-roll of Capt. Samuel Greeley's Company, who turned out as volunteers from Nottingham west, in New Hampshire, at the time of Lexington battle, on the 19th day of April, 1775."
     "Samuel Greeley, captain; John Kelley, lieutenant; John Pollard, ensign; James Ford, clerk; William Merrill, sergeant; William Burns, sergeant; Ebenezer Pollard, sergeant; Justus Dakin, corporal; Simeon Barrett, corporal; Jonathan Bradley, corporal; John Pollard, corporal; Benjamin Marshall, fifer; Samuel Currier, fifer; Samuel Marsh, Reuben Spalding, Peter Cross, Ebenezer Cummings, Ebenezer Perry, Elijah Hills, Ezekiel Hills, Jeremiah Hills, Samuel Hills, Richard Marshall, Daniel Hardy, Seth Hadley, Abijah Reed, Richard Cutter, Nehemiah Winn, Benjamin Whittemore, Abiather Winn, Stephen Chase, Jr., Joshua Chase, John Haseltine, David Glover, Oliver Hills, Page Smith, Samuel Campbell, Samuel Smith, Moses Barrett, Richard Hardy, Jonathan Blodgett, Joseph Greeley, Samuel Durant, Samuel Moore, Andrew Seavey, Stephen Chase, James Pemberton, John Osgood, Nat. Hardy, Benjamin Marshall, Daniel Marshall, John Walker, Joseph Gould, Jr., John Merrill, David Cummings, Thomas Wason, Alexander Caldwell, Thomas Caldwell, Asa Davis, Samuel Wason, Ichabod Eastman, Abraham Page, Nat. Davis."
     

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 

 


LITCHFIELD

·         Town of Litchfield, NH

·         Town Clerk -   2 Liberty Way -Litchfield, NH  03052;   Phone: (603) 424-4045.

 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


LYNDEBOROUGH

·         Town of Lyndeborough, NH

·         Lyndeborough Town Clerk   

P. O. Box 164, Citizens Hall Rd. - Lyndeborough, NH   03082;  Phone: (603) 654-9653.

·         J. A. Tarbell Library - 164 Forest Road

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

Volunteer Lookups:  Below are resources which volunteers have graciously offered to consult to aid Lyndeborough, New Hampshire researchers:

The History of the Town of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire,1735-1905 , by Rev. D. Donovan
and Jacob A. Woodward. Pub. by the town.  [Tufts College, Mass.] The Tufts college press, H.W. Whittemore & co., 1906.
     Lookup by: Richard Putnam
                       Putnam's Store
                      Wilton, NH  03086
                       Phone:  603-654-6564
                       E-mail: Ptmclothes@aol.com

The History of the Town of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire : 1905-1955 , by Mrs. E. George
Warren, [et al.] History Committee.  Lyndeborough, NH : The Town, 1958.
     Lookup by: Richard Putnam
                       Putnam's Store
                     Wilton, NH  03086
                       Phone:  603-654-6564
                       E-mail: Ptmclothes@aol.com

 


 

 


MANCHESTER

·         The City of Manchester, New Hampshire

 

·         Office of City Clerk –

One One City Hall Plaza - Manchester, NH   03101
   Phone: (603) 624-6455
   Birth, marriage, divorce and death records information

·         Manchester Cemetery Dept  - 765 Brown Ave. - Manchester, NH  03103; Phone: (603) 624-6514.

·         American Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, New Hampshire

·         St. Raphael's Catholic Church Parish in Manchester, NH

 

Manchester Cemeteries include:

1.      Amoskeag Cemetery (est. 1885) - information
   Fieldcrest Road, Manchester, NH

2.      Derryfield Cemetery  (aka Center City; aka Huse Cemetery) (est. 1921) - information
   Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH

3.      Hall Cemetery (est. 1921) - information
   Young & Sunnyside Street, Manchester, NH

4.      Merrill Cemetery (est. 1894) - information
   S. Willow Street & Huse Road, Manchester, NH

5.      Moore Cemetery (aka Goffs Falls Cemetery) (est. 1921)
   Brown Avenue, Manchester, NH

6.      Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery (est. 1881)
   474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH;  Phone: (603) 622-3215

7.      Pine Grove Cemetery (est. 1851) - information
   765 Brown Avenue, Manchester, NH

 

8.      Piscataquog Cemetery (est. 1915) - information
   Bowman Street, Manchester, NH

9.      Stowell Cemetery (est. 1921) - information
   Bodwell Road, Manchester, NH

10.  Valley Cemetery (est. 1841) - information
   at Auburn, Pine, Valley and Willow streets , Manchester, NH

·          Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 


 

 


MASON  (See also GREENVILLE )

·         Bird's-eye-view: Digital ca. 1886 Map of Greenville, N.H. , by Burleigh Lith. Establishment, Troy, N.Y. : L. R. Burleigh, 1886.

·         Town of Mason, NH

·         Town Clerk  -  The Mann House - 16 Darling Hill Road - Mason, NH 03048;   Phone: (603) 878-2070.

·         Mason Public Library  -  16 Darling Hill Road - Mason, NH  03048-9600;  Phone: (603) 878-3867

·          Mason, NH Genealogy, by Rhett Owings.

·         Pratt Cemetery – Mason, NH – on findagrave.com

·         Pleasant View Cemetery – on findagrave.com

·         Pole Hill Cemetery – on findagrave.com

·         Prospect Hill Cemetery – on findagrave

·         Starch Mill Road Cemetery - Mason, NH?

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 


MERRIMACK

·         Merrimack Town Clerk  -  Baboosic Lake Rd. - Merrimack, NH 03054;   Phone:  (603) 424-3651.

·         Merrimack Public Library  -  470 Daniel Webster Highway -  Merrimack, NH 03054-3694;   Phone: (603) 424-5021.

·         City of Merrimack, New Hampshire

·         Merrimack Historical Society

o   Merrimack History

Merrimack area cemeteries include:

Turkey Hill Cemetery
     Latitude: 425130N; Longitude: 0713116W

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 


MILFORD

·         Town of Milford, NH - official web site.

·         Milford Town Clerk    1 Union Square - Milford, NH  03055;   Phone:  (603) 673-3403.
   Certified copies of birth, marriage and death records are as follows:  $12.00 for 1st copy, $8.00 for subsequent copies when requested at the same time.

·         Milford, New Hampshire History in Pictures, by Chris Thompson

·         Milford Historical Society   

6 Union Street - Milford, NH 03055;  Phone: (603) 673-3385.

·         Bird's-eye-view: Digital ca. 1886 Map of Milford, N.H. , Drawn & pub. by L. R. Burleigh. C.H. Vogt., Troy, N.Y., ca 1886.

·         UNH Dimond Library, Historic USGS Maps of New England:  Milford, NH area maps

·          Wadleigh Memorial Public Library  -  49 Nashua Street - Milford, NH 03055;  Phone: (603) 673-2408.

Cemeteries include:

·         North Yard Cemetery
     Located on North River Road - Milford, NH 03055

 

·         Riverside Cemetery
    Located on Nashua Street - Milford, NH 03055

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 

 


MONT VERNON

·         Town of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire

·         Mont Vernon Town Clerk  -  2 S Main Street - Mont Vernon, NH  03057;  Phone:  (603) 673-9126.

·          Mont Vernon Cemeteries

·         History of the Town of Mont Vernon, by Charles James Smith, Boston : Blanchard Printing Co., 1907. (online book)

 

·         The Daland Memorial Library - P.O. Box 335 - Mont Vernon, NH 03057;   Phone & Fax: (603) 673 7888  

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 


NASHUA

·         USGenWeb for Nashua, New Hampshire, by Linda Simpson

·         City of Nashua, New Hampshire

o   Cemeteries

·         Nashua City Clerk -  Nashua City Hall - 229 Main Street - Nashua, NH 03060;  Phone: (603) 594-3305

o     Genealogy

·         Nashua, NH Photos: Library of Congress American Memory Collection (ca. 1880-1910)

·         Bird's-eye-view: Digital ca. 1883 Map of Nashua, New Hampshire , [n.p., 1883].

·         Nashua Public Library  -  2 Court Street - Nashua, NH 03060;    Phone: (603) 594-3412.

·         Nashua Telegraph - News for southern New Hampshire.

·         The Nashua Historical Society -  5 Abbott Street - Nashua 03060-2119;  Phone: (603) 883-0015.

Nashua Cemeteries include:
Edgewood Cemetery – information
     107 Amherst Street - Nashua, NH 03060    Phone: (603) 594-3327;
     Latitude: 424617N; Longitude: 0712842W

Old Dunstable Cemetery -
     Located in southeastern Nashua;
     Latitude: 424253N; Longitude: 0712644W

Woodlawn Cemetery – information
     101 Kinsley Street - Nashua, NH 03060    Phone: 603-594-3354
         Latitude: 424509N; Longitude: 0712838W

Saint Francois Xavier Cemetery -
     Located on Pine Hill Road, south of Amherst Street, east of Frederic Everett Turnpike.;
     Latitude: 424621N; Longitude: 0712922W

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery -
     Located west of Hwy. 3-Frederic Everett Turnpike, on the north side of Pine Hill Road;
     Latitude: 424629N; Longitude: 0712954W

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 

 


NEW BOSTON

·         Town of New Boston - P.O. Box 250 - New Boston, NH 03070.

·         Town Clerk of New Boston

·         New Boston Historical Society  - Wason Memorial Building, 2  Central Square - New Boston, New Hampshire 03070

·         New Boston Town History

·          Whipple Free Library  -  Central Square - New Boston, NH 03070;  Phone: (603) 487-3391

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 

 


NEW IPSWICH

·         Town of New Ipswich, NH – includes a Town History

·         New Ipswich Town Clerk  -  30 Tricnit Rd. - New Ipswich, NH  03071;   Phone:  (603) 878-3567.

o   Town Clerk’s Website

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


PELHAM

·          Pelham Public Library

24 Village Green - Pelham, NH 03076

Phone: (603) 635-7581

·          Pelham Historical Society 

5 Main Street - Pelham, NH  03076 

·         Pelham Town Clerk    

6 Main Street - Pelham, NH 03076-3723;  Phone: (603) 635-2040.

·         Pelham, New Hampshire town directory

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 


 


PETERBOROUGH

o   Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire

o    Peterborough Town Clerk -  [for vital records] - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH  03458;  Phone:  (603) 924-8000.

o   Bird's-eye-view: Digital ca. 1886 Map of Peterborough, N.H. , Drawn and published by L. R. Burleigh, Troy, N.Y. : Burleigh Lith., 1886.

o   History of the Town of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, by Albert Smith, Boston: Press of George H. Ellis, 1876.

o   Peterborough Historical Society Library -  19 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH  03458   Phone:  (603) 924-3235.

o   Peterborough Town Library - 2 Concord Street - Peterborough, NH  03458   Phone:  (603) 924-8040.

 

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 

 
SHARON

·         Town of Sharon, New Hampshire

o      Sharon Town Clerk    Town Office, 432 Route 123 - Peterborough, NH 03458  Phone:  (603) 924-9250

o     Cemeteries

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


TEMPLE
"History of Temple", from D. Hamilton Hurd's, 1885, History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire1, pp. 672-677, transcribed here by Ann Mensch.
CHAPTER I.
TEMPLE.
Geographical--Original Grants--Masonian Proprietors--Incorporation of Town--First Town-Meeting--Petition for Incorporation--Secon Petition for Incorporation--Documentary History--Various Petitions--Lottery--Inhabitants in 1784--Columbian Library.
   The town of Temple lies on the southwestern part of the county and is bounded as follows:
   North, by Peterborough , Greenfield and Lyndeborough ; east, by Lyndeborough and Wilton ; south, by Mason and New Ipswich ; west, by Sharon and Peterborough .
   This township embraced several tracts of land granted to individuals by the government of Massachusetts prior to 1740.  The territory was granted by the Masonian proprietors in November, 1750, with the usual reservations.  For some years it was called Peterborough Slip, and included the present town of Sharon .
   The town was incorporated August 26, 1768, and included one tier of lots on the west side of Wilton and the easterly portion of what was formerly known as Peterborough Slip or Sliptown,  and was named for Hon. John Temple.  Ephraim Heald was authorized to call the first town-meeting, which duty he performed, and the meeting was held at the house of Zedekiah Drury, October 10, 1768.
   A dispute concerning a strip of land between this town and New Ipswich resulted in favor of Temple.
   By an act passed January 12, 1781, a tract of land containing about four hundred acres, lying north of this town, called Borland's farm, was annexed to Temple.
   January 29, 1789, some territory was severed from the southest [sic] corner of Peterborough, and annexed to this town.
   By an act approved June 11, 1796, a considerable tract of land was severed from Lyndeborough and annexed to Temple.
   Petition for Incorporation.--The following is a copy of the petition for the incorporation of the town:

"We, the Inhabitants of a place Called Peterborough-Slip, in Sd province Humbly petetion your Excellency and Honour That where as The Monadnuck Mountains Runs a Cross our Township, which in Impractable For Roads, So That we Cannot Settle The public Worship of God on one side of the Mountains so as to aComodate the other side of the Mountains, where fore we Humbley pray That we May Be InVested with Town prevelidges To The following Bounds: To wit,--Be Gining att peterborough, Southeast Corner, Running west on sd peterborough Line Til it Comes to a Beech Tree marked, Being the Northwest Corner of the Lott, No Eleven, in the Eighth Range of Lots in Sd peterboroughslip, Then Running South Between the Eleventh & Twelveth Lots, on a Line marked on the pinnacle of The Mountains til it Comes to the North west Corner of the Lot Eleven, in the Sixth Range, Still Running on the pinnacle of the Mountain, Through the Lots Twelve in the Sixth and fifth Ranges, on a Line marked to a Spruce Tree, Being the North west Corner of the Lot Twelve in the Fourth Range, Still Runing on the pinnacle of the Mountain, Through the Lots thirteen in the fourth Range and fourteen & fifteen in the Third Range, on a line marked on the pinnacle of the Mountains to a white maple att the foot of the Mountain Called and Known By The Name of Moffetts Tree, Then Runing west about fifteen Rods to the west Line of the Lot Fifteen in the second Range, Then Running South on Sd Line to New Ipswitch North Line, Then Running a bout East on New Ipswich North Line To the Southeast Corner of Sd petersboroughSlip, Still Runing East on wilton South Line the Length of Two Lots, Then Runing North Between the Eighth & Nineth Ranges of Lots in Sd wilton, inCludeing Two Teer of Lots to Linds Borough South Line, Then Runing West on wilton North Line and peterborough Slip North Line To peterborough East Line, Then Runing South on peterborough East Line to the South East Corner first mentioned--all So we Humbley pray your Excellency & Honours That the Loss of Wilton may be maid up To Them By your annexing a Tract of Land to Them on the East Side of wilton Called and known By The Name of The Mild Slip, and we in Duty Bound Shall Ever pray : & : C peterboroughslip : 11 : April, 1768.
                    "FRANCIS BLOOD, }
                    "JOHN MARSHALL, } Committee"
                    "EPHRAIM HEALD, }

   This petition, however, was not granted, and on the 10th of the following June a second petition was presented, as follows:

"To His Excellency Governor Wentworth and His Majestys Councel in the Province of New Hampshire :
   "Where as the Monadnock Mountains Runs a Crost our Township of peterboroughslip wich is Impractible for Roads so that we Cannot be acomadated to settle the publick worship of God so as to be Conveanant for the Inhabetents on both sides of the Mountains we the Inhabitants of the East side of the Mountains Humbly pray your Excellency and Honours that we may Have part of wilton anexed to us or that we may be anexed to wilton from the penicle of the mountains a Greable to the Bounds set forth in the petition laid before your Excellency and Honours by our Committee the fourth of may Last and we in duty Bound shall Ever pray & C--
 "Peterborough Slip June 10th 1768
   "Zedekiah drury, Thomas marshall, Seth Cobb, Jonathan Blood Jur., Joseph Heald, Jonathan Drury, Albe Serverance, John Cutler, John Cutler Junr, Benja Cutler, Jonathan Drury Juner, Joseph richerd sen, John marshall, Ebenezer Drury, Francis Blood, Zacheus Richardson, Oliver Heald, Josiah Robins, Artemas Maynard, John Maynard, Stephen Cobb, Eldad Spafford, Petter Heald, Zedekiah Drury Juner, Nathan Drury, Garshom Drury, thomas Drury, Stephen parlin, John Heald, Zechariah Emery, Daniel Drury, William Brewer, Joshua Todd, Abijah Goold, Joshua Foster, Ezekiel Goodale, James Foster, Amos Emery, Ebenezer Drury Junr, Eleazer Taylor, Aaron Fellt, Peter Fellt, John Brown, Joseph Brooks, William Drury, Silus Anger, Jonathan Avery, Benja Cragin, Joseph Reed, Ephraim Heald."

   This petition was granted, and the town was incorporated, as mentioned above, August 26, 1768.

·         Temple Town Clerk     Route 45 - Temple, NH  03084   Phone:  (603) 878-3873.

·         Temple Town Information     Main - Temple, NH  03084   Phone: (603) 878-1479.

·         Ann's Welcome to Temple, NH Genealogy and History
Cemeteries include:
East Cemetery
     Wilton Road - Temple, NH

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


WEARE

·          Town of Weare, New Hampshire

·         Weare Town Clerk    P. O. Box 190 (15 Flanders Memorial Dr.) - Weare, NH 03281  Phone: (603) 529-7575 

·         Weare Historical Society :  P.O. Box 33 - Weare, NH  03281.

·         Meschech Weare (b. 16 Jun 1713, Hampton Falls/Seabrook; d. 14 Jan 1786, Hampton Falls), often called the father of New Hampshire...

·         Weare Public Library  -  10 Paige Memorial Lane - P.O. Box 227 - Weare, NH 03281  Phone: (603) 529 2044.

 

Weare CEMETERIES include the following:
    If you are aware of a cemetery which is not included, or know the name and/or address of one of the unnamed cemeteries below, please e-mail Ann.

   Bartlet Cemetery - Latitude: 430557N; Longitude: 0714815W (see map of location)
        Located near the Weare and Deering Townships' boundary, on Dudley Brook Road, by the intersection with Peter Wood Hill Road/Reservoir Road.

   Corliss Cemetery - Latitude: 430205N; Longitude: 0714535W (see map of location)
         The USGS map of the locatio of this cemetery appears to place it in southwestern Weare, on Peacock Hill Road, southeast from Ferrin Pond.

   East Weare Cemetery - Latitude: 430553N; Longitude: 0714315W (see map of location)
        Located in central Weare, on the east side Walker Hill Road, north from Flanders Memorial Road.

   Hillside Cemetery - Latitude: 430306N; Longitude: 0714325W (see map of location)
        Located in southcentral Weare (Village of South Weare), by Dearborn Road.

   Pine Grove Cemetery - Latitude: 430555N; Longitude: 0714323W (see map of location)
        Located in central Weare, by the intersection of Walker Hill Road and Flanders Memorial Road.

   Quaker Cemetery - Latitude: 430608N; Longitude: 0714454W
        Located in north central Weare, on Quaker Road.

   South Quaker Cemetery - Latitude: 430450N; Longitude: 0714534W 
        Located in westcentral Weare (Clinton Grove), on Thorndike Road, near the intersection with Flanderes Memorial Road.

   Weare Cemetery - Latitude: 430547N; Longitude: 0714314W 
        Located in by the eastern edge of the Village of Weare, on Flanders Memorial Road.

   Cemetery #1 (name unknown)
        Located in northeastern Weare, on the south side of Burnt Hill Road by the intersection with Hill Road.

   Cemetery #2 (name unknown)
        Located in northwestern Weare, by the intersection of Reservoir Road and Upper Craney Hill Road.

   Cemetery #3 (name unknown)
        Located in western Weare, on the west side of Dudley Brook Road, north from Bijah Bridge Road.

   Cemetery #4 (name unknown)
        Located in western Weare, by Toby Hill.

   Cemetery #5 (name unknown)
        Located in southwestern Weare, north from Frances Town Road.

   Cemetery #6 (name unknown)
        Located in southwestern Weare, by the intersection of Lull Road and Peacock Hill Road.

   Cemetery #7 (name unknown)
        Located in southcentral Weare, by the intersection of Dearborn Road and Lull Road.

   Cemetery #8 (name unknown)
        Located in southcentral Weare, by the intersection of Maplewold Road and Lull Road.

   Cemetery #9 (name unknown)
        Located in southcentral Weare, on Maplewold Road.

   Cemetery #10 (name unknown)
        Located in westcentral Weare (Clinton Grove), on Flanders Memorial Road, by the intersection with Thorndike Road.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 

 


 


WILTON - Visit the WILTON page

·         History of the Town of Wilton, New Hampshire, with a genealogical register, by Abiel Abbot Livermore, Lowell, Mass.: Marden & Rowell, printers, 1888.

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


WINDSOR

·          History of Windsor, New Hampshire, FROM: History of Hillsborough County New Hampshire,  Edited by: George S. Conover, Compiled by D. Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia : J. W. Lewis & Co., 1885.  Typed by Doreen Crocker.  Online at Rays-Place.com

·          Town of Windsor  -  

·         Find A Grave for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Cemeteries

o   New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

·         Obtaining Vital Records Fact Sheet

 


 


PROFESSIONAL HISTORICAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist

Researching on-site, and with the vast resources of The Allen County Public Library, holding one of the largest genealogical collections in North America.  Search the Library's online catalogue to see some of the printed resources available for a location or topic.



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Printed Resources:
1 Hurd, D. Hamilton.  (Supervisor of Compilation).  History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.  Philadelphia:  J. W. Lewis & Co.  1885.

Map of Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, From Actual Surveys, by J. Chace, Jr.  Boston : Smith, Mason & Co., 1858.


 

 


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