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Somersworth PCER-49 - History

Somersworth PCER-49 - History

Somersworth

(PCER - 49: dp. 850; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'1, dr. 9'5; s.
15.4 k.; cpl. 99, a 1 3", 2 40mm.; cl. PCER-849)

Somersworth was laid down as PCER-849 on 24 September 1943 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, III.; launched on 31 January 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Frank G. Hammar, and commissioned on 11 April 1944, Lt. Albert O. Lind in command.

PCER-849 sailed on 22 April for Miami, Fla., and conducted a short shakedown cruise before heading for the Pacific where she was urgently needed by the Army. General MacArthur had directed his chief signal officer, Major General S. B. Akin, to form a fleet command post to facilitate communications during complex land, sea, and air attacks. Most of the ships designated for this duty belonged to the Army. The Navy, realizing that the hospital space on the PCER could easily be converted into a communications center, assigned PCER's848, 849, and 850 to the operational control of General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Areas. Consequently, the patrol craft stood out of Miami, on 11 May, and proceeded, via the Panama Canal and Bora Bora, to Australia. She arrived at Brisbane on 17 June and reported to the Service Force, 7th Fleet, for administrative control and conversion into a communications ship. Work was completed in mid-September; and, on the 30th, PCER's 848 and 849 sailed to Hollandia, New Guinea.

On 13 October 1944 PCER-849 sortied with the Service Force to participate in the landings on Leyte, and remained in Leyte Gulf until 4 January 1945. During the operation, Army communication facilities on board acted as a relay between Army forces on Leyte and bases in New Guinea and Australia. The ship also shot down three Japanese planes during the operation. The patrol craft was attached to Task Force (TF) 78 on 4 January and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landings. Due to the rapid advance of infantry units ashore there and the increasing need for communication facilities in southern Luzon, the ship weighed anchor for Tacloban on 31 January. She loaded more radio equipment aboard and delivered it to Subic Bay on 1 7 February.

PCER-849 moved to Manila Harbor on the 26th and remained there until 19 April when she sailed to Morotai and joined the task force being formed there for the assault against Tarakan Island, Borneo. She arrived off Tarakan, on 1 May, and provided communications between the Australian forces on the beach and Headquarters, Armed Forces, Pacific. On 9 May, she departed for Morotai to join fleet units staging for the assault on Brunei Bay, Borneo. The landings were made on 10 June and PCER-849 remained there until her assignment was completed on the 16th. During this operation, she struck an uncharted, sunken, Japanese ship and bent a blade of her port propeller. A period of availability at Subic Bay followed.

The patrol craft sailed to Buckner Bay, Okinawa and remained there, from 20 July to 1 August before returning to Manila. She sailed for Japan on the 14th, proceeded via Okinawa to Tokyo Bay, and operated in Japanese home waters until 22 October. On that day, with PCER-850, she sailed for the east coast of the United States. She arrived at San Diego on 13 November 1945 and continued on her voyage five days later.

PCER-849 entered Hampton Roads, Va., on 10 January 1946 and was routed onward to New London Conn., for duty with the Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory. On 15 February 1956, she was named Somersworth. Until 1957, she performed testing and developmental assignments, principally in the field of underwater sound transmission, for the Bureau of Ships David Taylor Model Basin, Operational Development Force, the Sound Laboratory, and for various commercial contractors.

In July 1957, an explosion ripped through the ship while she was on a routine mission off Long Island. Three crewmen were killed and four seriously injured. In response to radio calls for medical assistance doctors from the Queen Mary boarded Somerewortt and supervised the transfer of the four injured to the luxury liner. Upon completion of repairs, the ship returned to her experimental duties and continued that work until September 1965 when she was attached to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet and berthed at Norfolk. On 1 April 1966, Somersworth was struck from the Navy list, and she was subsequently sold to Alfred Dana, Tampa, Fla.

Somersworth received three battle stars for World War II service.


Simply Somersworth: Municipal buildings have interesting history

Somersworth has had four municipal buildings throughout its history. The original municipal building was actually a meeting house when we first split off from Dover as a Parish and that meeting house would be built in just six weeks and would sit where Rollinsford Fire Station is located now.

That meeting house would serve the citizens of Somersworth until March 1846 when a new building was built on what we now recognize as the corners of Main and Washington streets. That building was probably more familiar to older Somersworth residents as the Somersworth theater. Sadly, the building, also known as the Somersworth Opera House, would fall victim to urban renewal in 1965, although fire would take it first before the bulldozers could move in.

In 1941, the city would receive a new municipal building. The building was originally built in 1919 and was to serve as a restaurant for the Great Falls Manufacturing Company employees. The company who owned the mills that were across the street would go bust and the city would be gifted the deed to the building in 1929, but it would sit empty until 1940 when it was deemed to be the perfect site for the new municipal building.

After a $20,000 remodel, it would open to much ceremony on June 26th, 1941. At that time, it housed all of the municipal departments with the exception of the police department that would remain in the old city hall for several more years.

The Somersworth City Council was especially pleased with the arrangement because now they actually had a bonafide chamber in which to hold meetings. Before the new municipal building was completed, they had been holding meetings on the third floor of what was commonly known as the Chandler building. That building stood where the American Legion is now for almost 100 years and would be another victim of Urban Renewal in the 1960s.

The newer modern building with a park next door was seen as a great improvement by many in the city. I recently discovered that Memorial Park, as it was known in 1941, housed a memorial canon that was devoted to the wartime heroes of the city. I can find no reference to the cannon other than one, but if anyone recalls it, I would love to hear from you. I&rsquom also looking for anyone who might recall the wooden sign that stood in front of that building and held the names of all those Somersworth heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Today, the old municipal building houses the Summersworth Historical Museum which is open to the public each Sunday from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m. The museum has 19 rooms packed with artifacts from the history of Somersworth from the early days to today. Admission is free and it's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The newest City Hall and the one we are all familiar with today on what is now Government Way has an interesting history as well. The question is often asked why there is a night safe deposit box and also a drive thru as well as two vaults in the current City Hall. That&rsquos because when the building was originally built in 1965 it housed two banks. The Somersworth-Rollinsford Savings Bank and the Somersworth-Rollinsford National Bank. At the time the granite exterior building was constructed, it was considered state of the art. The interior of the building was also state of the art and was the first all electric air-conditioned building in the state at the time.

It would be in the year 2002 that Somersworth would finally have a new City Hall and that once bank was converted into the building that we are now familiar with. During COVID-19 that drive-thru certainly came in handy and we are one of the only city halls within the state that is lucky enough to possess one.

So there you have the very brief but full history of the buildings that have served as Somersworth&rsquos municipal buildings. I sure wish those buildings could talk because I have a feeling that many of the stories they could tell would be very interesting as well as entertaining&mldr.


Somersworth, NH

Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,766 at the 2010 census. Somersworth has the smallest area and third-lowest population of New Hampshire's 13 cities.
Somersworth, originally called Sligo after Sligo in Ireland, was settled before 1700 as a part of Dover. It was organized in 1729 as the parish of Summersworth, meaning summer town, because during that season the ministers would preach here. It was set off and incorporated in 1754 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, and until 1849 included Rollinsford. A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to Somersworth. It would be incorporated as a city in 1893, before which it was also known as Great Falls.
Situated where the Salmon Falls River drops 100 feet (30 m) over a mile, Somersworth early became a mill town, beginning with gristmills and sawmills. In 1822, the brothers Isaac and Jacob Wendell of Boston purchased for $5,000 a gristmill with its water rights at the Great Falls. They established the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, a textile business that expanded to include three mills for spinning thread and weaving cotton and woolen fabrics, specializing in "drillings, shirtings and sheetings." Throughout the 19th century, other expansive brick mill buildings, including a Bleachery and Dye Works, were erected beside the river. A gate house at the dam directed water as needed, regulating the flow either into the river or a company canal, which itself had gates sending it under the mill. Water power turned the wheels and belts that operated mill machinery. The railroad arrived in the early 1840s, before which goods were carted to Dover.


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A scoping review of studies evaluating the education of health professional students about public health

C. Evashwick , . R. Harrison , in Public Health , 2020

Subject of the evaluation

Table 2 shows the subject of the evaluations. Curriculum evaluation was the most common subject (n = 33), followed by course evaluation (n = 22). ‘Competencies’ and ‘competency frameworks’ tended to be imbedded in curriculum evaluations. Nineteen studies examined the results of specific teaching techniques, including service learning, community-based projects, and internships. Online and distance education were also evaluated and compared with traditional educational formats. The long-term perspective on matching education content and capacity with workforce demand was rarely mentioned and consisted primarily of a descriptive commentary style. Evaluation studies of curricula did include those that asked alumni to evaluate the curriculum based on their subsequent job experience. Three studies evaluated the results of a national program intended to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic groups in public health research.

Table 2 . Subject of the evaluation studies.

SubjectNumber of publications
Evaluation of the curriculum33
Evaluation of the individual course21
Evaluation of specific teaching methods19
Evaluation of administration7
Descriptive study or commentary including evaluation6
Total86

So I have to start this week’s column with a confession. Last week when I took you through the history of the Greek Orthodox Church, I inadvertently said that the current Baptist Church on Cemetery Road was a Free Will Baptist when in fact it is the Free Baptist Church. So to anyone of the &hellip


Somersworth PCER-49 - History

BRIEF HISTORY OF STRAFFORD CO., NEW HAMPSHIRE

Strafford County was one of the five original counties identified for New Hampshire in 1769. Strafford County was organized by an act of the Colonial Legislature, passed March 19, 1771, under the administration of Governor John Wentworth, the then Province of New Hampshire. The area was divided into five Counties, named by him, after some of his friends in England--including Strafford, being named after the Earl of Strafford, who was a distinguished member of the Wentworth family, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford

The areas now within Strafford County were originally called Hilton's Point, Cocheco, Dover Point and Dover Neck (depending on the locality). Strafford's river and ocean access made it an ideal location for sawmills and shipbuilding, two of the strong industries in the 1600s. The County of Strafford now consists of thirteen subdivisions as follows: Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Somersworth, and Strafford.

The boundaries of Strafford have varied but little, since it was originally erected into a County. The towns of Holderness and Campton, which originally belonged to Strafford, are now part of Grafton County. The towns of Burton (now Albany), Chatham and Conway who originally belonged to Grafton County are now part of the territory of Strafford County.

In consequence of the sparseness of the population at the time of the division, it was provided, that the Counties of Strafford and Grafton should remained annexed to Rockinghma, until the Governor, with advice of the Council, should declare them sufficient for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions. The County of Strafford remaiend so annexed until about the beginning of the year 1773. The first Court held in the County, under the new organization, was the Court of General Sessions of the Peace, which took place February 23, 1773.

Strafford County is in the easterly part of New Hampshire, bounding on the State of Maine about seventy miles. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Carroll County, on the east by York Co., Maine, on the south by Rockingham County, and on the west by Rockingham and Belknap Counties. It embraces a territory of about 1,400 square imles and it contained, in 1775, a population of 12,513. In 1830 it amounted to 58,916. According to the 2000 federal census estimates it has a population now of 112,233.

The county is watered by the Lamprey, Bellamy, Cocheco, Isinglass, and Salmon Falls Rivers, which furnish an abundance of water-power.

The City of Rochester is the largest city in the seacoast region and is located in the middle of Strafford County, being 40 miles east of Manchester NH. The County Seat of Strafford is Dover, located along the Cocheco River.

SOURCES:
--Juridical and other statistics of the county of Strafford in the state of New Hampshire, by Francis Cogswell Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin, 1839.
--New Hampshire as it is by Edwin A. Charleton Claremont, N.H. A. Kenney & Co. 1857
-- History of Rockingham and Strafford Counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men John Cutt, Richard Cutt Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1882.

  • THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE UNIQUE TO THIS WEB SITE AND INCLUDE NAMES OF EARLY SETTLERS, DATES, and IMPORTANT GENEALOGY INFORMATION.
  • History & Genealogy of Barrington NH - History of Barrington NH - general description of the town and brief history 1742 Rates on the Poles and Estates with settlers names and amount paid Town Clerks and Selectmen from 1753 to 1783 Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion (Civil War) from Barrington (names only) Eminent Men and Biographies including: Isaac Waldron, John Buzzell, Samuel Hale, Henry Winkley, Col. John W. Kingman, Prof. Sylvester Waterhouse, Hon. Frank Jones, Col. Daniel Hall, Hon. Jacob D. Young, Charles A. Foss, Ephraim Cater, Albert H. Daniels -- TXT File. (this site)
  • History & Genelaogy of Dover and Old Dover, New Hampshire (compiled from various sources) -- (this site) - TXT File | PDF file | RTF File
  • History & Genealogy:History of Durham, N.H. (this site) - TXT File | PDF File | RTF File
  • History of the town of Rochester, New Hampshire, from 1722 to 1890 (Volume 1) -
  • History of the town of Rochester, New Hampshire, from 1722 to 1890 (Volume 2) - McDuffee, Franklin
  • Genealogy
    • Strafford County NH Civil List from 1773-1879 (of Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, Registers/Registrars, Clerks of the Court of Common Pleas, Sheriffs, Solicitors, and Clerks of the Supreme Court. - PDF file
    • Strafford County Obits Index - obituaries of people who have died in Strafford COUNTY NH, from about 1999 to present.
    • Online Book: BOOK:Revolutionary Pensions in Strafford County NH-- (Internet Archive). The names of American Revolution pensioners, a description of their military service, and the town where they resided at the time of the compilation. >>>Daniel Woodman aka Martin (Durham), Peter Akerman (Rochester), Joseph Bean (Gilmanton), Sergt. James Burnham (Somersworth), Henry Buzzels (Middleton), Maj. James Carr (Somersworth), Joseph Daniels (Barrington), Daniel Davison (Guilford), John Davis (New Durham), Benaiah Dore (Milton), Abraham Drake (New Hampton), Moses Ferren (Eaton), John Gage (Strafford Co. prob. Somersworth), John Garlin (Wakefield), Capt. Benjamin Gilman (Tamworth), Silvanus Hall (Tamworth), Ephram Ham (Dover), William Twombly (Dover), Enoch Hayes (Tamworth), Lieut. Thomas Hayes (Gilmanton), Nathaniel Havford (Tamworth), John Holmes (Strafford), Israel Huckins (Barrington), Solomon Hutchins (Wakefield), Amos Leavitt (New Hampton), Jonathan Leavitt (Conway), Joseph Marsh (Gilmanton), John Marston (? Location), Samuel martin (Sandwich), Simeon Mason (NH), David Morrison (Alton), Benjamin Morse (Moultonborough), Jonathan Morrison (Tuftonborough), Edward B. Moulton (Moultonborough), Reuben Moulton (?), George Nichols (Holderness), David Page (Guilford), David Piper (Wolfeborough), Reuber Ricker (Dover NH), Benjamin Roberts (Rochester NH), James Sanborn (Strafford County), Reuben Sanderson (Sandwich), Moses Senter (?), Benjamin Sleeper (Alton), Edward Smith (Gilmanton), Henry Smith (Sanbornton), Jeremiah Smith (Sanbornton), Joseph Smith (Sanbornton), Eli Sumner (Rochester), Daniel Swett (Gilmanton), William Taylor (Sanbornton), Ephraim Tebbets (Strafford Co), David Thompson (Guilford), Samuel Thompson (Sandwich), John B. Tilton (?), William Twombly (Dover), John Wadleigh (Gilmanton), Nathaniel Wadleigh (Meredith), Benjamin Wallace (Sandwich), Caesar Wallace (Meredith), Weymouth Wallace (Sandwich), Francis Walls (Durham), William Warren (Moultonboro), Daniel Watson (Rochester), John Watson (Sandwich), John Watson (Wakefield), Joseph Weed (Ossipee), Stephen Webster (New Durham), Matthias Welch (Rochester), Phineas Wentworth (Dover), Joseph White (Ossipee), Jonathan Whitehorn (Alton), Silas White (Ossipee), Andre Whittier (Guilford), Benjamin Wiggin (Tuftonborough), Lt. Col. Mark Wiggin (Wolfeboro), Charles Willey (Lee), Josiah Willey (Wolfboro), James Wilkinson (Alton), Enoch Wingate (Milton), Elijah Witham (Rochester), Nathan Witham (Meredith), Daniel Woodman (Durham), Jeremiah Woodman (Alton), James Worcester (Alton), Samuel Yeaton (Durham), Samuel York (Guilford), Jonathan Young (Milton), Capt. Joseph Richardson (Durham).
    • 1790 US Census of Strafford County NH BY SURNAME - Rays Place
    • Strafford County Marriages - some fairly recent [with search option]- Rootsweb
    • Strafford County NH Archives- a collection of wonderful FREE listings of tax lists, deeds, wills, probate documents, war rolls, vital records, local genealogy, town events, biographies, genealogies, wedding announcements, anniversaries, divorces, news articles, cemeteries, gazeteers and books. (Please note: these are not all inclusive, and only a SAMPLING of each). USGenWeb
    • Strafford County Cemeteries (limited) - USGenweb
    • Researching family trees in New Hampshire and Strafford County
    • American Revolution Pensioners in 1840 , Strafford Co. - USGennet
    • Cemetery: Tombstone Project for Strafford Co NH- USGenWeb - information about some cemeteries, gazeteers, newspapers, obituaries and military pensions in Coos County.
    • Family Tree: Peavey Family of Strafford Co. NH - Rootsweb
    • Online Book: History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914 - Internet Archive
    • Online Book: History of Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men - Hurd, D. Hamilton, Philadelphia 1882- Internet Archive
    • Historic Places in Strafford County - National Register of Historic Places
    • Coos County HISTORY
    • Locate a historical society in New Hampshire
    • Biography: John Yeaton Scruton of Farmington & Strafford NH (Biographical Sketches State of Maine - Google EBook)
    • Biography: New Hampshire: The Origin of "Old Home Week" and the Rollins Family [The Rollins family of Strafford Co. NH] - Blog: Cow Hampshire
    • Brief Biographies and Obituaries [from Granite State Monthly magazine, use SEARCH to find them in publication] includes: FOSS Family of Strafford, Barrington and Manchester NH Isaac Lougee of Rochester William Hale, George G. Lowell, George W. Ela, Samuel Crook Whiiter MD, Hon. Frank N. Parsons, all of Dover NH James F. Joy of Durham, removed to Michigan Hon. Alonzo Nute of Milton and Farmington, and Ebenezer G. Wallace of Farmington Daniel J. Parsons and Ebenezer Wallace of Rochester.
    • 1880 CENSUS, New Hampshire [free, online] (Volume Reel 0769 - 1880 New Hampshire Federal Population Census Schedules - Strafford County) - United States. Bureau of the Census -- Internet Archive
    • STRAFFORD COUNTY and all of the towns/cities - the Free Dictionary.com
    • Strafford County reference ( more maps, statistics, demographics)
    • STRAFFORD COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS
      259 COUNTY FARM RD
      DOVER NH 03820
      Phone: 603-742-1741
      Fax: 603-749-5130
    • Strafford County Townships and Locations from Merrill's 1817 Gazetteer of New Hampshire - brief descriptions of every township and major waterways in Strafford County NH - TXT file - USGenWeb
    • Revolutionary pension declarations, Strafford County, 1820-1832 (Volume 1) - Thompson, Lucien, Reprinted from the Granite State Magazine - Internet Archive
    • Revolutionary pension declarations, Strafford County, 1820-1832 (Volume 2) - Thompson, Lucien, Reprinted from the Granite State Magazine - Internet Archive
    • Strafford Co NH Family Researchat Family Search
    • Political Graveyard , Politicians born in Strafford County NH / Burials in Strafford Co. NH
    • Research: The Cocheco River Fact Sheet (State of NH) - PDF
    • Communicate: ROOTSWEB Message Board for Strafford County NH
    • Communicate: ROOTSWEB - Strafford County Mailing List (Email)
    • Trust for Public Land- regarding Strafford County
    • Photographs of Strafford County (THIS SITE)
    • Photographs:Cocheco River (Flickr)
    • Photographs: Strafford County NH Scenes (Flickr)
    • MORE Strafford County Photographs
    • Business: Chambers of Commerce: Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce / Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce / Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce / Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce /
    • Conservation Efforts in Strafford Co. NH
    • Fosters Daily Democrat (newspaper, Dover NH)
    • The New Hampshire (newspaper, Durham NH)
    • MAP:1760 Strafford County NH
    • MAP: Strafford County NH 1856 Smith & Bartlett (American Memory)
    • MAP: 1871 Atlas of Strafford Co NH - Internet Archive
    • MAP: 1892 Hurd of Strafford Co NH (David Rumsey Map Collection)
    • MAP: Map of Strafford County circa 1914 from "History of Strafford County NH and Representative Citizens," by John Scales, Chicago IL, Richmond Arnold Publishing Co.
    • MAP: Outline map of Strafford County (no town names)
    • MAP: Black and white outline map of Strafford County NH with town names -
    • MAPS (multiple): University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford), Historic USGS Maps of New England 1890s-1950s, 1878 Atlas from the Hitchcock Geology of NH

    If you are looking for town/city specific resources, click on the town map.

    If you want to know about general genealogy resources (such as how to find vital records, deeds and other documents), visit the "Genealogical Research" section.


    Current communities in Strafford County include:


    • Brief History: The town of Barrington was chartered by proclamation in a document dated May 10, 1722 and signed by Samuel Shute, Governor of the Province of New Hampshire. The population of the town of Barrington, according to the census of 1790 was 2470. In 1800 it was 2773. In 1810 the population increased to 3564. Of those prominent in the original settlement of the town were William Cate, Hugh Montgomery, Sampson Babb, Arthur Danielson, Paul Hayes, Eleazer Young, Mark Hunking, Francis Winkley, Samuel Brewster, and Timothy Waterhous e.

    • Online Book: History of the Town of Barrington, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
    • Association Test of 1776 in Barrington NH - USGenWeb Archives - TXT file
    • History & Genealogy of Barrington NH -- PDF File
    • Annual Report of the Town of Barrington, New Hampshire for Years : 1891, 1893, 1928-29, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,Annual Reports for the Town of Barrington NH (These include births, marriages and deaths for that year at the end of the report). -- Internet Archive
    • Brief History of Barrington NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
    • Strafford County Archives- USGenWeb
    • Strafford County NH- USGenWeb
    • Frank Jones & the Frank Jones Brewery
    • General Photographs of Barrington NH - Flickr
    • Winkley's Pond, in Barrington NH (Wikipedia)
    • East Barrington NH Post Office , vintage (Wikipedia)
    • Photograph Collection: several early (1900-1950's) photographs of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, and Rochester NH
    • Barrington: Photograph - Frank Jones (1832-1902), b. in Barrington NH, Sep 15, 1832, son of Thomas Jones, moved to Portsmouth NH when 17 years old died in Portsmouth Oct 2, 1902, buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery married Sept 15, 1861 to Martha Sophia Leavitt, the widow of his brother, Hiram Jones was a successful businessman and politician. He was the mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and a United States representative (1875-1879). His many business ventures included the Frank Jones Brewing Company, hotels, an insurance firm, a shoe factory, the Maine and Boston railroad, a music hall, racehorses and three utilities. Had at least 2 daughters, Eliza, and Emma J.

    • Barrington and surrounding area map - Topographical
    • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
    • Yahoo map and driving directions to Barrington, NH
      DOVER

    • Profile & Statistics of Dover NH (current)
    • GOVERNMENT:
      • Official City of Dover Web Site
      • Government: Dover NH
      • About Dover, Strafford Co. NH - Wikipedia
      • Great Dover NH Chamber of Commerce
      • Places to See: Woodman Institute Museum
      • Places to See: William Damm Garrison
      • History & Genelaogy of Dover and Old Dover, New Hampshire (compiled from various sources) -- (this site) - TXT File | PDF file | RTF File
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Dover, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • FREE ONLINE: Old Book of Marriages, Births and Deaths1693-1838 / Early Reocrds of NH Families / Rev. John Pikes List of Marraiges 1686-1709 / Rev. Jonathan Cushings Record of Baptisms 1717-1766 / Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap's Records of Baptisms 1767-1786 / Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap's Records of Marriages 1767-1776 / Rev. Joseph W. Clary's Record of marriages, 1812 -1829 / Rev. Hubbard Winslow's Records of Marriages 1829-1831 / Nathaniel Cooper's Records of Death's 1773-1791 / Dea. Benjamin Peirce's Records of Deaths 1792-1802 / List of Members of First Church 1718-1850 / Baptisms by Rev. Robert Gray, 1787-1800 / Marriages from Methodist Church Records, 1835-1850 / Marriages from Episcopal Church Records 1839-1850 / Marriages from Unitarian Church 1829-1850 / Marriages from Catholic Church Records, 1843-1850 / Index of Persons -- Collections of the Dover NH Historical Society, Vol. 1, Dover, Scales & Quimby, 1891 -- Internet Archive
      • Online Database - at Dover (NH) Public Library - searchable - High School yearbooks (1915-2013), and City DIrectories (various from 1830-1956.
      • Online Book: Dover Tax Rate List 1648 NH Genealogical Record Vol I, July 1903-April 1904
      • Friends Records [Quakers] Dover N.H. Monthly Meeting: MARRIAGES 1701-1775.[from The New Hampshire Genealogical Record, October 1903, Vol 1, No. 2]
      • Friends Records [Quakers] Dover NH. Monthly Meetings MARRIAGES, contd. 1776-1799 [from The New Hampshire Genealogical Record, January 1904, Vol 1, No. 3].
      • Friends Records [Quakers] Dover NH Monthly Meetings MARRIAGES (cont'd) 1800-1843
      • Online Book: Friends Records, Dover NH Monthly Meetings Marriages from 1776 to 1799 NH Genealogical Record.
      • Online Book: Friends Records, Dover NH Monthly Meetings Marriages from 6 Feb 1800 to 2 February 1843 NH Genealogical Record Vol I, July 1903-April 1904
      • Friends Records, Dover NH Monthly Meetings (Quaker) [continued from Vol V, page 176] , from The New Hampshire genealogical record : Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Friends Records, Dover, N.H. Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Family Records 1790-1857 [Continued from Vol VI, page 25], from The New Hampshire genealogical record : Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Friends Records, Dover NH Monthly Meetings (Quakers), Family Records, continued 1753-1869 , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Friends Records, Dover NH, Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Family Records, 1815-1871 , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Friends Records, Dover NH, Monthly Meeting (Quaker), Family Records, 1812-1869 by The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909,
      • Friends Records, Dover NH, Monthly Meeting (Quakers) continued, 1768-1864 , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Inscriptions from the Waldron Cemetery, Dover New Hampshire , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Dover NH(NOTE: Births, Marriages and Deaths listed in the BACK of each booklet) - (The Year Shown will display vital records for the prior year) YEARS: [1849] [1850] [1852] [1853] [1854] [1856] [1858] [1859] [1860] [1861] [1862] [1863] [1864] [1865] [1866] [1868] [1869] [1870] [1872x2] [1872] [1873] [1874] [1875] [1876] [1877] [1878] [1879] [1880] [1881] [1882] [1883] [1884] [1885] [1886] [1887] [1888] [1890] [1891] [1892] [1893] [1894] [1895] [1896] [1897] [1898] [1899] [1900] [1901] [1902] [1903] [1904] [1905] [1906] [1907] [1908] [1909] [1911] [1912] [1913] [1914] [1915] [1916] [1917] [1918] [1919] [1920] [1921] [1922] [1923] [1924] [1925] [1926] [1927] [1928] [1929] [1930] [1931] [1932] [1933] [1935] [1936] [1937] [1938] [1939] [1940] [1941] [1942] [1944] [1945] [1946] [1947] [1948] [1949] [1950] [1951] [1952] [1954] [1955] [1956] [1957] [1958] - Internet Archive
      • Online Book: Persons and Places of Old Dover by John Scales, Dover NH, March 1900- Internet Archive
      • Brief History of Dover, NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Notable events in the history of Dover, New Hampshire , from the first settlement in 1623 to 1865 - Wadleigh, George - Internet Archive
      • Old Dover, New Hampshire, by Caroline Harwood Garland The New England magazine Volume 23, Issue 1 Sept 1897
      • Historical Sketch of Dover NH's Participation in the Spanish-American War , compiled by Fred E. Quimby, City Clerk, 1928
      • Richard Hussey and his Descendants of Dover NH, from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Correction re daughters of Timothy and Elizabeth Hussey of Dover NH. Mary (not Hannah) married Thomas Snell. Hannah married Joseph Whitney, from The New Hampshire genealogical record : an illustrated quarterly magazine devoted to genealogy, history, and biography : official organ of the New Hampshire Genealogical Society, Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • The Rev.Hugh Adams and Family , from The New Hampshire genealogical record : an illustrated quarterly magazine devoted to genealogy, history, and biography : official organ of the New Hampshire Genealogical Society, Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Thomas Downes of Dover NH and His Descendants , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Dover New Hampshire Preacher and Historian - Rev. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Belknap, D.D. (1744-1798) - Blog: Cow Hampshire
      • Biography: Dover New Hampshire Artist, Ruth (Whittier) Shute (1803-1882) - Blog: Cow Hampshire
      • Sketch of Dover - from official Web Site
      • History of Dover , chapter from History of Strafford Co. NH - Internet Archives
      • The First parish in Dover, New Hampshire - Dover, N.H. First parish. -- Internet Archive
      • Landmarks of Ancient Dover, NH by Mary P. Thompson, Durham NH 1892 - Internet Archive
      • The first parish in Dover, New Hampshire : two hundred and fiftieth anniversary, October 28, 1883 - Internet Archive
      • Consecration of the Peirce Memorial Church, Dover, N. H. , January 11, 1883 - First Universalist Society (Dover, N.H.) - Internet Archive
      • The First Parish in Dover, New Hampshire: Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary , October 28, 1883 - First Parish Church (Dover, N.H.), Alonzo Hall Quint - Internet Archive
      • The Dover pulpit during the Revolutionary War : a discourse commemorative of the distinguished service rendered by Rev. Jeremy Belknap, D.D., to the cause of American independence - Spalding, George B. (George Burley), 1835-1914
      • Dover, New Hampshire its history and industries descriptive of the city and its manufacturing and business interests. Issued as an illustrated souvenir in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Foster's Daily Democrat, 1898 - Internet Archive
      • The remarkable captivity and surprising deliverance of Elizabeth Hanson : wife of John Hanson of Knoxmarsh, at Kecheachy in Dover township, who was taken captive with her children and maid-servant by the Indians in New-England in the year 1724 . the substance of which was taken from her own mouth - Hanson, Elizabeth, 1684-1737
      • Journal of Rev. John Pike, born 15 May 1653 at Salisbury MA, son of Hon. Robert Pike. He removed to Dover NH in 1678 for the work of the ministry. He also lived in Portsmouth, Hampton, Newbury, and back to Dover. From Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Volume III (1832).
      • True stories of New England captives carried to Canada during the old French and Indian wars - Baker, Charlotte Alice, 1833-1909 -- Christine Otis [Dover, N.H., 1689]--Esther Wheelwright [Wells, Me., 1703]--Story of a York family [John Sayward's, 1692]--Difficulties and dangers in the settlement of a frontier town 1670 [Deerfield, Mass.]--Eunice Williams [Deerfield, 1704]--Ensign John Sheldon [Deerfield, 1704]--My hunt for the captives.--Two captives [Abigail Nims and Josiah Rising, Deerfield, 1704]--A day at Oka [Canada]--Thankful Stebbins [Deerfield, Mass., 1704]--A scion of the church in Deerfield. - Internet Archive
      • Biography: The Leading business men of Dover, Rochester, Farmington, Great Falls and Berwick, illustrated, Bacon, George F. (George Fox), 1890, Boston, Mercantile Publishing Company - Internet Archive. Business Men of Dover NH include: Merrimac Manufacturing Co., G.H. Churbuck, George Dunn Lothrop, Farnham & Co., A.E. parker, Pattee Brothers, William A. Morrill, Dover National Bank, J. Frank Seavey & Co. Killoren Brothers, C.W. Smith, M.W. Courser, B. Frank Nealley, William H. Vickery Grimes' Cream Bread, Cake and Pastry O.F. Kimball William Sterns & Co., A.W. hayes J.W. Foss & Co., Andrew S. Hall Dover Five Cents Savings Bank Dover Beef Co., George W. Hayes, Meserve Agent Millinery Goods Sawyer Woolen Mills C.H. Trickey & Co., Rich & Higgins [John R. Higgins] Littlefield, Frary & Co. [S.H. Fuller, H. Littlefield, Fred D. Frary, George L. Johnson] John T.W. Ham E.S. Tash & Co. Charles A. Tufts B F. Rackley C.E. Bacon R.H. & H. O. Woodberry M. Killoren & Co., Eben C. Barry J. Dondero & Co., W.E. Browne, Browne & Stevens I.B. Williams & Sons A.N. Ward Strafford National Bank C.E. Marston Henry C. Goodwin Frank C. Snow & Co. The Hawthorne Husty Brothers D.C. M. Pierce George A. Reynolds George F. Nute & Co. Sullivan & Littlefield F.C. Tilton Cushing & Delaney B.F. Kennard Eugene Smart John P. Lowell Walter T. Perkins W.S. Wiggins Atlantic Tea Company J.H. Winslow New Hampshire House R.H. Twombly Charles Emerson & Sons E.V. Brewster & Co., A.J. Young D.D.S. George H. Bradbury, Howes & Ford Charles W. Wiggin & Son C.T. Henderson H.E. Canney Dover Steam Laundry.
      • A bill of mortality for the Society of Friends, in Dover, N.H. , from 1708, to 1791 (List of deaths) - Internet Archive
      • Historical Memoranda, Persons and Places in Old Dover NH - John Scales, Dover NH March 1900 - Internet Archive
      • Journal of the Rev. John Pike, of Dover, N. H - Pike, John, 1653-1710. - Internet Archive
      • Dover NH Physicians , June 17, 1879, Concord NH - Internet Archives
      • Thomas (Nock) Knox of Dover, N.H., in 1652 : and some of his descendants - Lapham, William Berry, 1828-1894 - Internet Archive
      • Richard Pinkham of old Dover, New Hampshire and his descendants East and West - Sinnett, Charles N.- Internet Archive
      • The Kimballs of Dover (NH) - reprinted from the Dover Enquirer of 1883 - Internet Archive
      • John Waldron, of Dover, N.H. and his descendants - Internet Archive
      • Dover NH - Historical Sketch of Dover's Participation in the Spanish-American War 1898, compiled by Fred Quimby, City Clerk - Internet Archive
      • 89th anniversary of the national independence, July 4, 1865, at Dover, N.H - Dover (N.H.) - Internet Archive
      • Roster - NH Division of Sons of (Union) Veterans, USA, 1891, 1892 - Internet Archive
      • Online Book: Deacon Samuel Haines of Westbury, Wiltshire, England, and his descendants in America, 1635-1901 - Haines, Thomas Vanburen 1902
      • Photograph: Flickr Photographs of Dover NH
      • Photographs: Historic Photographs of Dover NH - Dover NH Public Library
      • Old Scrapbook of Dover NH - from seacoastnh.com
      • Birds Eye View of Dover NH 1877 - American Memory
      • Historic Building: DOVER, Colonel Alexander Scammell Memorial Bridge, Spanning Bellamy River at U.S. Route 4 - American Memory/HABS
      • Images of the Past - Dover-Rochester NH Collection
      • Sawyer Woolen Mills, Dover NH - NH Historical Society
      • Lucy Lambert Hale - daughter of New Hampshire Senator John Parker Hale of Dover, NH, she was also the fiancee of John Wilkes Booth. This photograph was found on his body. Sometime in late 1864 or early 1865, Booth entered into a serious romance with Lucy. In January of 1865 the Hales moved into the National Hotel where Booth was staying. (President Lincoln named John Hale to be minister to Spain, and the Hale family was making preparations to sail to Europe). By March Booth was secretly engaged to Lucy Hale. On March 4th Booth attended Lincoln's second inauguration as the invited guest of Lucy. Booth is known to have confided to his actor friend Samuel Knapp Chester, "What an excellent chance I had to kill the President, if I had wished, on inauguration day!" Booth was seen with Lucy at the National Hotel on the morning of the assassination.
      • Photograph Collection: several early (1900-1950's) photographs of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, and Rochester NH
      • Lithograph: DOVER, Birds Eye View 1877 - American Memory/HABS
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Topographical Map of Dover NH
      • Yahoo Map: Dover NH
      • Brief History of Durham NH: Incorporated 15 May 1732. Durham started as a parish of Dover called Oyster River Plantation, first settled in 1669. The river takes its name from the abundance of oysters formerly found near its confluence with the Piscataqua. [There are two varying stories on the origin of its name, i.e. 1) is named after Durham, County Durham, England, from whence came two of its earliest settlers, William and Henry Hilton or 2) Durham was incorporated in 1732, probably to honor the first Puritan bishop, Richard Barnes, Bishop of Durham.] Durham included what is now Lee until 1766, when that town was incorporated. Benjamin Thompson, descendent of an early settler, bequeathed the family estate, the Warner Farm, to be used for establishment of an agricultural college. The state agricultural school, originally set up in Hanover in 1866, was moved to Durham in 1890, becoming the University of New Hampshire in 1923.

      Villages and Place Names : Northam, Oyster River

      • History & Genealogy:History of Durham, N.H. (this site) - TXT File | PDF File | RTF File
      • Online Books: Receipts and expenditures of the town of Durham (NH) including vital statistics, births, marriages and deaths for the years: 1847, 1852, 1854-1856 1858-1877, 1879, 1880, 1882-1887, 1889-1941, 1943-1998, 1999-2007
      • Online Book: Genealogical Records of Durham, Births Marriages and Deaths, part 1 (1700s)
      • Online Book: Genealogical Records of Durham, Births Marriages and Deaths, Part 2 (1700s, 1800s) NH Genealogical Record Vol I, July 1903-April 1904
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Durham, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Books: Receipts and expenditures of the town of Durham NH, varied between the years 1846-2006 including vital statistics, births, marriages and deaths - Internet Archive
      • Online Book: The History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with genealogical notes, by Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Lucien Thompson and Winthrop Smith Meserve, 1913 -- // Volume One Narrative // Volume Two Genealogical
      • Article: Durham Fire Department History - from the official Durham NH web site
      • Online Book: Brief History of Durham NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Article:"New Hampshire Missing Places: The Rocking Stone of Durham" - from Blog: Cow Hampshire
      • History of Durham, NH - Wikipedia
      • Online Book: The Durham pageant - Durham (N.H.), 1917 An Out-door Drama Presented by the People of the Town and of New Hampshire College, in celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Durham Congregational Church
      • List of Documents in special collections relating to Durham NH Town Records (UNH)

      HISTORY and DOCUMENTS relating to UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (and precursors):

      • Online Book: The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Bulletin, Durham NH [includes map, faculty, historical sketch, general information (detail of the college and scholarships), registration, building and equipment, halls, four year course descriptions, entrance requirements, requirements for degrees, courses of study, description of studies, Two year course in agriculture: description of studies two-year course in elementary industrial engineering, description of studies Winter short Courses in Agriculture DEGREES AND HONORS - (graduates), Roster of Regiment, List of Students FOR YEARS: 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 |
      • Online Book: 1933-1934 | 1939 | January 1954 | 1956 | Bulletin of the University of New Hampshire, December 1957 | 1961-1962 | 1962 | Calendar, General Information, Student Life on Campus, Methods of Admission, Expenses at New Hampshire, Map of the Campus, Financial Aid for Students, the Programs of Study. The Graduate School 1967-1968 | 1968-1969 | The Graduate School February 1971-1972 | 1972-1973 |
      • Online Book: Undergraduate Catalog, UNH: 1973-1974 | 1975-1976 | 1978-1979 | 1982-83 |
      • Photographs: Town Pound, Route 108, Durham NH - American Memory
      • Photographs: Ebenezer Smith House, 20 Main Street, Durham NH - American Memory
      • Photographs: Town Hall, Newmarket & Dover Roads, Durham NH - American Memory
      • Photographs: Pendergast Garrison, Packers Falls, Durham NH vicinity - American Memory
      • Photographs: General John Sullivan House, Newmarket Road, Durham NH - American Memory
      • Photographs: Woodman Garrison, Garrison Avenue, Durham NH - American Memory
      • Assorted Durham NH Photographs - Flicker
      • Photograph Collection: several early (1900-1950's) photographs of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, and Rochester NH
      • Historic Structure: DURHAM, Durham Falls Bridge, Spanning Oyster River at State Route 108 - American Memory/HABS
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map & Driving Directions to Durham NH
      • Aerial View of Durham NH - Google Maps

      History: The town now known as Farmington was originally the West Parish, a portion of Rochester. It separated from Rochester in 1798 as Farmington. It was also known as Farmington Dock because its location on the Cocheco River was an ideal spot for sawmills. Shoe-making factories became the manufacturing focus of the town, and one of the first places to use automated shoe-making machines instead of relying on handwork. One Farmington resident known in the shoe trade was Jeremiah J. Colbath, who, after changing his name to Henry Wilson, was elected Vice-President under Ulysses S. Grant.

      Villages and Place Names: West Parish, Merrill's Corners, Robert's Hill March's Dock, Farmington Dock, The Dock.

      • History & Genealogy:History of Farmington, N.H. (this site) - TXT File | PDF File | RTF File
      • Online Books: Annual reports of the Town of Farmington, New Hampshire including vital records, births, marriages and deaths for years: 1896-1897, 1925-1927, 1935-1941, 1944-1949, 1951-1958, 1949-2003, 2005, 2008
      • Online Book: Brief History of Farmington NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Article: Farmington New Hampshire Vice President of the United States: Jeremiah Jones Colbath, aka Henry Wilson (1812-1874)- Blog: Cow Hampshire
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Farmington, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Book: The town register Farmington, Milton, Wakefield, Middleton, Brookfield, 1907-8
      • Online Book: Historical Sketch of Farmington NH from The Leading business men of Dover, Rochester, Farmington, Great Falls and Berwick, illustrated, Bacon, George F. (George Fox), 1890, Boston, Mercantile Publishing Company - Internet Archive
      • Online Book: Genealogy of the Wheatley or Wheatleigh family. A history of the family in England and America .. - Wheatley, Hannibal Parish 1902
      • Brief History of Farmington NH - from town's official web site
      • Farmington, New Hampshire - from Wikipedia
      • Photographs: Farmington NH, assorted - Flickr
      • Photograph Collection: several early (1900-1950's) photographs of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, and Rochester NH
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map and Directions to Farmington NH

      History: Lee was incorporated on January 16, 1766. The territory of Lee was part of the old town of Dover, which began to be settled at Dover Point in the spring of 1623. The first immigrants built their village on Dover Neck, and later branched out. In 1669 a grant was made for "Wadleigh's Falls" on the Lamperele River. In 1732 Durham separated from Dover, and included the area that is now the town of Lee. It remained a part of Durham until January 16, 1766 when the act for a new town became law. Possibly the town was named for the town of Lee on the River Lee, now in greater London, or another belief it that it was named for General Charles Lee, friend and kin of the Governor, who had fought with George Washington and others during the French and Indian Wars. Lee also fought under Washington during the American Revolution, and in doing so, forfeited estates in England.

      Villages and Place Names: Glenmere, Lee Five Corners, South Lee, Wadleigh Falls, Thompson's Falls, Newtown Plains, Lee Hill aka "The Hill."

      GENEALOGY & HISTORY of LEE, NEW HAMPSHIRE:

      • History & Genealogy:History of Lee, N.H. (this site) - TXT File | PDF File
      • Online Books: Annual Reports of the Selectmen, Treasurer, Highway Agents and Board of Education and Vital Statistics (births, marriages, deaths) of the Town of Lee, N.H. for various years including [1865] [1879] [1880] [1881] [1882] [1883] [1884] [1885] [1886] [1887] [1888] [1889] [1890] [1891] [1892] [1893] [1894] [1895] [1896] [1897] [1898] [1899] [1900] [1901] [1902] [1903] [1904] [1905] [1906] [1908] [1909] [1910] [1911] [1912] [1913] [1914] [1915] [1916] [1917] [1918] [1919] [1920] [1921] [1922] [1923] [1924] [1925] [1926] [1927] [1928] [1929] [1930] [1931] [1932] [1933] [1934] [1935] [1936] [1937] [1938] [1939] [1940] [1941] [1942] [1943] [1944] [1945] [1946] [1947] [1948] [1949] [1950] [1951] [1952] [1953] [1955] [1956] [1957] [1958] [1959] [1960] [1961] [1962] [1963] [1964] [1965] [1966] [1967] [1968] [1969] [1970] [1971] [1972] [1973] [1974] [1975] [1976] [1977] [1978] [1979] [1980] [1981] [1982] [1983] [1984] [1985] [1986] [1987] [1988] [1989] [1990] [1991] [1992] [1993] [1994] [1995] [1996] [1997] [1998] [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007]
      • Online Books: Report of the superintending school committee of the Town of Lee, N.H. for the year ending . - Lee (N.H. : Town) - For years: [1863] [1864] [1866] [1867] [1871] [1873] [1876] [1877]
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Lee, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Book: Brief History of Lee, NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed.published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Book: Old home week, Lee, New Hampshire, August 23, 1916 : two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of the territory : one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of incorporation of the town - Scales, John, 1916
      • Old home week, Lee, New Hampshire, August 23, 1916 : two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of the territory : one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of incorporation of the town - Scales, John
      • Brief History of Lee, NH - Rays Place
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google map and driving directions to Lee, NH

      History: Incorporated in 1755, Madbury was a part of Dover and Durham that was sometimes called Barbados because many residents were traders with the island. Also located here was the farm of Sir Francis Champernowne of Greenland, nephew to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who at one time held proprietary rights to what is now the state of Maine. Sir Francis' English home was called Modbury, and the name Madbury is in its honor. Madbury Parish was granted for the first time in 1755, and town privileges were granted in 1768. The name Barbados is still used for several natural features of the area, including Barbados Pond.

      Villages and Place Names: Madberry, Moharimet's Hill.

      • History & Genealogy:History of Madbury, N.H. (this site) - TXT File | PDF File
      • Online Books: Receipts and expenditures of the Town of Madbury, SOME include Vital records, births, marriages and deaths for the years: 1853-1854, 1864, 1877, 1882-1884, 1886-1887, 1889, 1903, 1908-1914, 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1930-1972, 1974, 1976-1990, 1992, 1994-1997, 1993, 1998-2007.(Internet Archives)
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Madbury, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Books: Receipts and expenditures of the Town of Madbury NH, MOST (but not all) of which include vital records (births, marriages, deaths) - of the following years: 1853-1854, 1864, 1877, 1882-1884, 1886-1887, 1889, 1903, 1908-1914, 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923-1925, 1927-1928, 1930-1937, 1939-1972, 1974, 1976-2007.
      • Online Book - Brief History of Madbury NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Madbury, New Hampshire - Wikipedia
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map & Driving Directions to Madbury NH

      History: Middleton NH was incorporated in 1778 the territory was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749. It may have been named for Sir Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, an admiral of the Navy who had served in the West Indies. Middleton was situated on the road between Exeter and Wolfeboro, the location of Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood. Neglect of the road caused the Governor to bill the proprietors for repairs that he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood. In 1785, residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The first petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield.

      Villages and Place Names : Middleton Corners

      • History & Genealogy of Middleton, NH(this site) - TXT file | PDF file
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Middleton, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Book: The town register: Farmington, Milton, Wakefield, Middleton, Brookfield, 1907-8 - by Byron Davis including Census of Middleton (1907-1908 ) History of Middleton and Brookfield, New Hampshire, Early settlement, 1796 Tax list, Representatives in the Legislature, Incorporation of Middleton, Town Officers of Middleton, Military Matters: Middleton in the Civil War Facts of Interest, Societies and Granges the Originators of Middle Reunion (1867)
      • Online Book: Brief History of Middleton NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Brief History of Middleton NH- Rays Place
      • Online Book: Genealogy of Garland Family, i.e., Ebenezer & Sarah (Thurston) Garland who resided in Middleton NH .
      • Online Book:Genealogy of Wentworth Family, i.e. Hannah Wentworth who m1) Joseph Dore m2) Robert Ellis m3) Jonathan Pollard and resided in Middleton NH

      History: Milton was incorporated in 1802, it was originally the north parish of Rochester known as Three Ponds or Milton Mills. Located along the Maine border on the Salmon River, it was the location of several mills, and the scene of early manufacturing. Following the 1798 incorporation of the northwest parish as Farmington, Rochester's territory was over 20 miles long, making travel to the meetinghouse difficult, and the north parish was incorporated as Milton in 1802. The name Milton may have come from a relative of the Wentworths, William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Fitzwilliam and Viscount Milton. Milton's Mount Teneriffe was named in honor of the volcano on the Canary Islands.

      Villages and Place Names: Hayes Corner, Laskey Corner, Milton Mills, Town House

      • History & Genealogy of Milton NH (this site) - TXT file | PDF file
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Milton, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Online Books: Annual reports of the Town of Milton, New Hampshire, including vital records for the years: 1928-1930, 1932-1941, 1943-1952, 1954-1989, 1990-2003, 2005
      • Online Book: Brief History of Milton NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Book: Historical address delivered at the centennial celebration, August 30, 1902, of the town of Milton, New Hampshire - Smith, Arthur Thad, 1875-
      • Online Book: The town register: Farmington, Milton, Wakefield, Middleton, Brookfield, 1907-8 - by Byron Davis including History of Milton NH, Early Settlement, Signers of Petition for Incorporation, Incorporation, Town Officials, Church History, Industries, Military History, Educational Account, Professional Men, Milton's Celebration, Census of Milton.
      • Genealogy: A Rundlett-Randlett genealogy : mainly descendants of Charles Runlett of Exeter, N.H., 1652?-1709 - Odiorne, Joseph Milton
      • The Nurse from Milton Mills, New Hampshire: Flora N. Runnels (1866-1960), blog: Cow Hampshire [Runnels Genealogy]
      • The Old Man’s Little Brother: a Rock Profile in Milton, New Hampshire - blog, Cow Hampshire
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google map and driving directions to Milton, NH

      History: New Durham was incorporated: 1762 it was originally granted in 1749 as Cocheco, New Durham was first settled almost entirely by colonists from Durham, New Hampshire. Colonel Thomas Tash, who had fought in England's Seven Years War against France and was granted land in reward for his service, was appointed proprietor's clerk and called the first town meeting. The town was incorporated as New Durham in 1762. An early minister in the town, Reverend Benjamin Randall, founded a new religious denomination called the Free-Will Baptists, later known as Free Baptists.

      Villages and Place Names: Copplecrown Village District

      • History & Genealogy of New Durham NH - (this site)TXT file | PDF file
      • Online Book: History of the Town of New Durham, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • New Durham NH - Wikipedia
      • Brief History of New Durham NH - from official town web site
      • Online Book: Brief History of New Durham NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Books: Annual report of the Town of New Durham, New Hampshire - including vital records for the years: 1996-2011 [for additional, earlier reports check with the New Durham Public Library].
      • History of the New Durham (NH) Meeting House - PDF
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map and Driving Directions to New Durham NH

      History: Rochester NH was Incorporated in 1722 originally this town was one of four granted by Samuel Shute during his brief term as Governor of Massachusetts, which at the time included the New Hampshire province. The 1722 grant included what is now Farmington and Milton, and was named for a close friend of Governor Shute, Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester, who was a brother-in-law to King James II. The first settlers arrived in 1728, but due to trouble with Indians, the settlement didn't experience any growth until about 1760. Rochester was incorporated as a city in 1891. It includes the village of Gonic, named for the Indian Squamanagona, meaning day and water.

      Villages and Place Names: Norway Plains, East Rochester, Gonic

      • History & Genealogy of Rochester, NH - (this site)TXT File | PDF File
      • City of Rochester NH Annual Reports | 1841 to 1876 |
      • City of Rochester (NH) Records - | 1815 to 1823 | 1824 to 1832 | 1832-1839 | 1885-1892 |
      • Annual Report of the City of Rochester, New Hampshire, including VITAL RECORDS, births, marriages, deaths for Years: [1889] [1890-1891] [1892] [1893] [1894] [1895] [1896] [1897] [1898] [1899] [1900] [1901] [1902] [1903] [1904] [1905] [1906] [1907] [1908] [1909] [1910] [1911] [1912] [1913] [1914] [1915] [1916] [1917] [1918] [1919] [1920] [1921] [1922] [1923] [1924] [1925] [1926] [1927] [1928] [1929] [1930] [1931] [1932] [1933] [1934] [1935] [1936] [1937] [1938] [1939] [1940] [1941] [1942] [1943] [1944] [1945] [1946] [1947] [1948] [1949] [1950] [1951] [1952] [1954] [1955]
      • Online Books: Members of the Rochester City Government and Reports of the Affairs for the Years as follows [NO vital records]: [1882] [1885] [1887] [1953] [1956] [1957] [1958] [1959] [1960] [1961] [1962] [1963] [1964] [1965] [1966] [1967] [1968] [1969] [1970] [1971] [1972] [1973] [1974] [1975] [1976] [1977] [1978] [1979] [1982] [1983] [1984] [1985] [1986] [1987] [1988] [1989] [1990] [1991] [1992] [1993]
      • Online Books: Town of Rochester (NH) School Committee's Report: [1877] [1879] [1884]
      • Obituary Indexes to Several local newspapers from 1884-2017 (Rochester Public Library)
      • Online Book: History of the town of Rochester, New Hampshire, from 1722 to 1890 - McDuffee, Franklin, Volume 1 | Volume 2
      • Online Book: History of the City of Rochester, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Baptisms by Rev. Amos Main [continued from Vol VI, page 40], 1737-1755 , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Baptisms by Rev Amos Main, 1737-1755 continued , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Baptisms by Rev. Amos Main, 1755-1756 Baptisms by Rev. Avery Hall, 1766-1775 Baptisms by Rev. Joseph Haven, 1776-1780 , from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Baptisms by Rev. Amos Main, 1755-1758 Baptisms Attested by the Deacon 1764-1766 Baptisms by Rev. Avery Hall 1766-1775 Baptisms by Rev. Joseph Haven, 1766-1780, by The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Baptisms by Rev. Joseph Haven, 1780-1792, by The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • First Congregational Church Records, Rochester NH, Marriages by Rev Joseph Haven 1822-1824 Marriages by Rev. Thomas C. Upham 1823-1825 Marriages by Rev. Isaac Willey 1826-1839, from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Online Book: The leading business men of Dover, Rochester, Farmington, Great Falls and Berwick . - Bacon, George F., 1890
      • In Memoriam, Biography of Hon. Noah Tebbetts , born 11 Sep 1844 in Rochester NH, son of Judge Noah & Mary Esther (Woodman) Tebbetts, from The New Hampshire genealogical record Vol VI, January 1909-October 1909
      • Online Book: An address in commemoration of the independence of the United States, delivered at Rochester, July 4, 1828 - Barker, David, 1828
      • Online Book: Brief History of Rochester NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Book: Rochester NH's War of the Revolution (American Revolution) - extensive information From: History of Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men - Hurd, D. Hamilton, Philadelphia 1882
      • Postcard: Central Square, Rochester NH - Wikipedia
      • Photograph Collection: several early (1900-1950's) photographs of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington, and Rochester NH
      • Rochester: Photograph #1 | Photograph #2 - John Parker Hale (1806-1873) - Born at Rochester (NH) died at Dover (NH). Lawyer, state and national legislator. His daughter Lucy Lambert Hale's photograph reportedly was in found in John Wilkes Booth's pocket
      • Lithograph: ROCHESTER, Birds Eye View 1877 - American Memory/HABS
      • Rochester -Photograph:Jacob Hart Ela (1820-1884), son of Enoch & Mary (Hart) Ela, b. 18 July 1820 in Rochester, Strafford Co. NH, died 2 Aug 1884 in Washington DC attended the village school in Rochester at fourteen years of age was apprenticed in a woolen manufactory and subsequently learned the printer’s trade member of the State house of representatives in 1857 and 1858 United States marshal from July 1861 to October 1866 elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871) chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-first Congress) appointed by President Grant as Fifth Auditor of the Treasury on January 1, 1872, and served until June 2, 1881 on June 3, 1881, was appointed Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department and served in that position until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 21, 1884 interment in North Side Cemetery, Rochester, N.H. m. 10 May 1845 to Abigail Moore.
      • Sanborn Insurance Maps of Rochester, Strafford Co. NH for 1887, 1892, 1897, 1902, 1908, 1914
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map and Driving Directions to Rochester NH

      History: Rollinsford NH was incorporated in 1849 This area was part of Dover when that town was incorporated in 1641. When Somersworth was separated from Dover in 1729, Rollinsford was included as a parish of that town. Rollinsford was incorporated as a new town in 1849, and so named in honor of newlyweds Edward H. and Ellen West Rollins. Rollins went on to be Speaker of the New Hampshire House, chairman of the State Republican Committee, Congressman and Senator from New Hampshire, and founder of the banking firm E.H. Rollins & Sons in Boston. His son, Frank W. Rollins, was Governor of New Hampshire, 1899-1901, and the originator of Old Home Week.
      Villages and Place Names:

      Villages and Place Names: Kelwyn Park, Rollinsford Station, Salmon Falls, Rollinsford Plains, Quamphegan, Style's Cove, Sligo

      • History & Genealogy of Rollinsford NH - TXT file | PDF File (this site)
      • Online Books: Annual report of the Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, for Years: 1887-1889, 1916-1920, 1922-1929, 1931-1996, 1998-2008
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Rollinsford, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • History of Rollinsford NH - from town's official web site
      • Photographs of Rollinsford NH, assorted - (flikr)
      • Old Town Cemetery, Rollinsford NH (flikr)
      • Rollingsford/Somersworth - Photograph: Edward H. Rollins, 2nd photograph (1824-1889) son of Daniel & Mary (Plummer) Rollins, b 3 Oct 1824 probably in Strafford Co. NH [his parents resided in Rollinsford and Somersworth NH] and married 13 Feb 1849 in Concord NH to Ellen E. West. He resided in, and his children were born in, Concord NH. was a railroad industry executive and a prominent Republican politician from New Hampshire. In the 1850s, Rollins was an apothecary and his political cronies were known as "The Drugstore Clique." He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1861 and served until 1867. He was a Union Pacific Railroad Company executive during the years 1869-76. Rollins also served as a United States senator from 1877 until 1883.
      • Rollinsford New Hampshire’s First Female Legislator, Outdoor Enthusiast, Civic Leader, and Women’s Rights Proponent: Jessie Doe (1887-1943) - Blog: Cow Hampshire
      • Lithograph: SALMON FALLS, Birds Eye View 1877 - American Memory/HABS
      • Photograph: SALMON FALLS, Colonel Paul Wentworth House, Dover St. (moved to MA, Dover) - American Memory/HABS
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google Map and Driving Instructions to Rollinsford NH

      History: Somersworth was incorporated in 1754 This territory was first settled about 1650 when it was part of Dover. It was made a separate parish in 1729, called Summersworth. In 1753, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for a separate township. The town was incorporated as Somersworth in 1754. In 1849, the town was divided nearly in half when the southern portion was incorporated as Rollinsford. Somersworth was incorporated as a city in 1893. Situated on the Salmon River, Somersworth has been home to many gristmills, sawmills, and cotton and woolen making establishments.

      Villages and Place Names: Unknown

      • Genealogy & History:Somersworth NH - TXT File | RTF File | PDF File ( this site )
      • Online Books: Receipts and expenditures of the Town of Somersworth, WITH Vital Statistics (births, marriage, deaths) for the following Years 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1925, 1933, 1935, 1961, 1985, // Years without Vital Records: 1856, 1873, 1875, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1898, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1948, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, [1994-1995] 1995, 1996, 1998, 1998 (2d) 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Somersworth, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Names of the first settlers of Somersworth NH, from Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Volume III (1832).
      • Online Book: Brief History of Somersworth NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Book: Military History of Somersworth NH during the War of the Rebellion (Civil War) From: History of Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men - Hurd, D. Hamilton, Philadelphia 1882
      • Online Book: First Parish United Church of Christ (Congregational) 1729-2004
        This book is a detailed history of what is now First Parish United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Somersworth, New Hampshire, from 1729 to 2004.
      • Brief History of Somersworth NH- from town's official web site
      • Old Postcard: High Street, Somersworth NH - Wikipedia
      • Lithograph: [now Somersworth NH] GREAT FALLS, Birds Eye View 1877 - American Memory/HABS
      • Historic Building: SOMERSWORTH, Free Will Baptist Church, 10 Green Street - American Memory/HABS
      • Historic Building: SOMERSWORTH, 17-19 Market Street (Houses) - American Memory/HABS
      • Sanborn Insurance Map of Somerwsorth NH, 1898, 1905, 1912.
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Google, Map and Driving Directions to Somersworth NH

      History: Strafford was incorporated in 1820 This territory was for a long time part of Barrington, and settled prior to the Revolution. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1820, taking its name from the county in which it is located. Earl of Strafford was a title of the Wentworth family in England. Strafford, Vermont is also named for the family. The name was also adopted by a state militia company in Dover, the Strafford Guards, who later became part of the New Hampshire National Guard. The company served as escort for the Marquis de Lafayette on his visit to America, and saw service in the Civil War.

      Villages and Place Names: Berrys Corner, Bow Lake Village, Center Strafford, Hills Corner, Leighton Corners, Strafford Corner, Welshs Corner

      • Profile & Statistics: Strafford, NH
      • CIVIL LIST of Strafford NH (Town) Representatives, Town Clerks, Selectmen and Delegates to the Constitutional Conventions, From: History of Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men - Hurd, D. Hamilton, Philadelphia 1882
      • Genealogy & History of the TOWN of Strafford NH - TXT file | RTF File | PDF File ( this site )
      • Online Book: Annual reports of the Town of Strafford, New Hampshire INCLUDING VITAL RECORDS (births, marriages, deaths) for the following Years:
        1926-1927, 1932-1941, 1943-1945, 1948-1967, 1968-1984, 1986-2008
      • Town of Strafford - Town History - from official web site
      • Online Book: Brief History of Strafford NH from: The New England gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England 14th ed. published 1841 by I. S. Boyd and W. White, J. Hayward in Concord, N.H, Boston.
      • Online Book: History of the Town of Strafford, Strafford Co. NH - from History of Strafford County, New Hampshire, and representative citizens - Scales, John, 1914
      • Military History of Strafford (Town) NH - from 1861-1856 (Civil War) From: History of Rockingham and Strafford counties, New Hampshire : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men - Hurd, D. Hamilton, Philadelphia 1882
      • Genealogy & Biography: Ezra T. Rumery: Carpenter of Strafford, New Hampshire (1805-1865) - blog, Cow Hampshire
      • University of NH Digital Map Collections - Hurd Town and City Atlas of 1892 (Barrington, Dover, E. Rochester, Farmingham, Gonic, Great Falls, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Salmon Falls, Somersworth and Town of Strafford
      • Aerial Map of Strafford NH - Google Maps
      • Topographic Map of Strafford NH - Google Maps
      • Google map and driving directions to Strafford NH

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      Somersworth Genealogy (in Strafford County, NH)

      NOTE: Additional records that apply to Somersworth are also found through the Strafford County and New Hampshire pages.

      Somersworth Birth Records

      New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1631-present New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration

      Somersworth Cemetery Records

      Forest Glade Cemetery Billion Graves

      Somersworth Cemetery Billion Graves

      Somersworth Census Records

      United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

      Somersworth Church Records

      Somersworth City Directories

      Somersworth Death Records

      New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-present New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration

      Somersworth Histories and Genealogies

      Somersworth Immigration Records

      Somersworth Land Records

      Somersworth Map Records

      Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire, March 1898 Library of Congress

      Somersworth Marriage Records

      New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1652-present New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration

      Somersworth Newspapers and Obituaries

      Offline Newspapers for Somersworth

      According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

      Great Falls Advertiser. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1856-1861

      Great Falls Journal. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1840s-1853

      Great Falls Semi-Weekly Advertiser. (Great Falls [I.E., Somersworth], N.H.) 1867-1860s

      Great Falls Weekly Journal. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1853-1855

      Great Falls Weekly News. (Great Falls [I.E. Somersworth], N.H.) 1866-1860s

      New Hampshire Review. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1860-1860s

      Northern Light. (Great Falls [I.E. Somersworth], N.H.) 1840-1840s

      Press-Pilot. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1949-1950

      Somersworth Berwick Free Press. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1960-1976

      Somersworth Free Press. (Somersworth, N.H.) 1893-1949

      Somersworth Probate Records

      Somersworth School Records

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      Dylan Arthur Sanford

      Sanford was last seen in Somersworth, New Hampshire on December 5, 2018. He had spent the previous night at a house on Market Street. He between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. left to get cigarettes at either the Borderline Beverage store or the Stateline Mini Mart, and never returned.

      He later called the mother of his four-year-old son and told her he had taken an accidental drug overdose and had to be revived with Narcan. This is the last time anyone heard from him. Three days later, his wallet was found in someone's yard half a mile away. It contained only a medical identification card belonging to his son's mother.

      In September 2019, graffiti appeared in public parks and bus stops throughout the Tri-Cities area of New Hampshire, claiming Sanford had been murdered by three specific men. That same month, federal authorities searched a residence in the 100 block of Franklin Street in Somersworth, after getting a tip that Sanford was there. The search turned up nothing, however.

      Shortly before he disappeared, Sanford completed a thirty-day drug rehabilitation program. His family believes he is deceased and that his disappearance is drug-related. They stated he was high-functioning in spite of his addiction, kept in regular touch with his four-year-old son and wouldn't have abandoned him.

      He ran a profitable carpet-installation business at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


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