The History of Merrimack and Belknap
Counties, New Hampshire Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.
The Osgood family -- we them Osgood, of the first generation,
was born in England in 1609, in came to this country in the year 1638.
He saled from Southampton, on the ship "Confidence", April 11th.
Capt. Chase Osgood came to Loudon from Epping in 1794. He had a family
of 20 children. He died in 1807 at the age of 88 he was interred in the
burying ground at the Center.
Ebenezer Osgood, Esq., came from Raymond in 1803, and had a family of
8 children, named Enoch, James, Polly, Bradley, Ira,Lamila, Nancy and
Ira Osgood, Esq., was born in Raymond, New Hampshire in 1799, in came
to Loudon when four years of age. He married Sally B. Parsons, and had
a family of seven children, named Henry J., Ebenezer P., William P., Charles
H., Annie M., Mary E. and Martha E.. Ira Osgood was fitted for college
at the Gilmanton Academy, after which he commenced teaching school, and
to a large number of terms both in and out of town. He was chosen, and
served for several years, as one of the selectman of the town, and afterwards
was chosen representative for two years. He was a man of great firmness
and in all undertakings and prosecuted them to the end. He devoted several
of the last years of his life in compiling the genealogy of the Osgood
family, which consisted of the descendants of eight generations. He died
in April, 1877
Henry J. Osgood married Hannah E. H. Batchelder, and had a family of three
children, named Mabel, Herbert and Henrietta, and was born in 1825, and
by whom the present history has been written.
Ebenezer P. Osgood married Ann Randall, of Laconia, and has one child,
named Charles H..
William P. Osgood married Paulina R. Clifford, of Loudon and has two children,
named Jennie M. and George B.
Charles H. Osgood married, first Augusta A. Clough, of Loudon and the
second time, Ann Lamprey, of Gilmanton, and has no children.
Annie M. Osgood (unmarried) is a schoolteacher of considerable note and
lives at the Homestead.
Mary E. Osgood married, first Charles C. Clough, of Canterbury, and the
second time, Rev. A. D. Smith, of Laconia.
Martha E. Osgood married Charles H. Bean, of Lawrence, Massachusetts who
is a large and extensive dealer in lumber in that city.
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