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UISTOHY OF WLXDIIAM

In New Hami)shire (Rockino^ham County).

1719 1883.



A SCOTCH SETTLEMENT (COMMONLY CALLED SCOTCH-IRISH),

EMBRACING NEARLY ONE THIRD OF THE ANCIENT

SETTLEMENT AND HISTORIC TOWNSHIP OF

LONDONDERRY, N. H., WITH THE

History and Genealogy of its First Settlers and their Descendants,



And most of the Families of its I'.vst. axd ah. of its Puesext
Tekjianent Inhabitants, comprising more than



TWO HUNDRED DIFFERENT FAMILY NAMES.



IffTIf MAP, AKI) SIXTY PAGES OF ENGRAVINGS, TOGETHER
WITir TWENTY AUTOGRAPHS AND CUTS.



By LEONARD A. MORRISON,

Author of the "History of the Mokison, or Morrison, Family," -axu
Member of the New Hampshire Historical Society.



" History- has a prcat oftice, to make the past intelligent to the present
for the ^uiilanco of the future."

Charles Knight.



BOSTON, MASS.:
CUPPLES, UPHAM i" CO, 283 W\SHINGTON STREET,



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Entereil acconlinj? to Act of Congress, in the year 18S3, by

Leonakd a. Morrison,
In tlic Oflice of tlie Librarian of Congress, at Wasliington.



Vox I'lipnli I'rcHH :
Tlutr, Gowlwin if Co., .'
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TO

THE PEOPLE OF WINDHAM, X. //.,

AND TO THOSE WHO DEUIVE DESCENT FROM THE FIRST SCOTCH SETTLERS THERE,
BENEATH WHATEVER SKIES THEIR HOMES MAY BE,



^This ittcmorial



OF THE FAST AND FRESENT IS DEDICATED WITH SENTIMENTS OF HIGH REGARD,

BY
LEONAKl) ALLISON MORRISON.



LIST 01- ILIAISTRATIONS.



Leonard A. Morrison (see p. 684). Steel Engraving .

John Hopkins Morison (see p. 678). Steel Engraving,

William H. Anderson. Steel Engraving

George W. Armstrong. Steel Engraving

Charles II. Campbell. Steel Engraving

John Campl)ell ((jf Henniker). Steel Engraving .

James M. Campbell. Steel Engraving ....

William Campbell. Alter type

John Campbell. Albertype ......

Samuel Campbell. Albertype

George C. Clyde. Wood Engraving ....
Milton A. Clyde. Steel Engraving ....

Group: John Cochran, Margaret (Hemphill) Cochran.

Albertype

Group : Isaac Cochran, James Cochran, William D.

Cochran, Charles Cochran, Samuel II. Cochran,

Isaac A- Cochran. Albertype ....

Joseph S. Cogswell. Wood Engraving ....
Group : Charles Cutler, Carroll Cutler, Evarts Cutler,

Marcia A. Cutler, Lucia Cutler, Emma Cutler.

Albertype

James Dinsmoor (see p. 507). Steel Enfiraving .

Silas Dinsmoor. Steel Engraving

Samuel Dinsmoor, Sr. Photograph ....
Anne Belle Jameson. Steel Engraving ....
James Dinsmoor (of Kentucky). Photograph
William B. Dinsmore. Steel Engraving

Theodore Dinsmoor. Albertype

John Taylor Gilman Dinsmoor. Steel Engraving
Group : Jacob N. Dinsmore, Sanmel Dinsmore, Maria

Dinsmore, Nancy Dinsmore, Kobert Dinsmore,

John H. Dinsmore, Luther Dinsmore, liouisa A.

Dinsmore, Clarissa Dinsmore, Sarah E. Dinsmore.

Albertype

Samuel II. Dinsmoor. Albertype

Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr. Photograph ....
Jacob Harris. Wood Engraving .....
Group: Mrs. liuth (Pratt^ Harris, Sally Harris, Kdwnrd

Harris, Samuel Harris, Jolni M. Harris, Jacob

Harris, Win. C. HjiX^rft. j-M^J-i/yVci .* •*.:;.•:.
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John Hills. Albertype .••• • -.•'•. .,••■



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



Natliaual Hills. Albcrtype

Roi Mills. I'hoto-dectrntypc

Aaron r. Iliiylios. Alhertym

Benjamin II. Hufihcs. Albcrt>j]ie ,

.\bralKini Dow Merrill. Albtrtypc ....

Nancy (Morrison) Merrill. Albertypc ....

Jeremiah Morrison. Albertypc

Alva Morrison. Steel EngraviiKj .....

James Morison. Steel Engravinri

Group : Robert P. Morrison, Samuel Morrison, Rufus

A. Morrison, John Morrison. Albertype
Jacob M. Xesmith. Steel Engraving ....
Thomas Nesmith. Steel Engraving ....

John Nesmith. Steel Engraving

Jonathan L. No.ves. Steel Engraving ....

Charles Packard. Albertype

Joseph Park. Photo-electrotype

Group: William Park, Sarah Park, William Park, Jr.,

Fi'ancis E. Park. Albertype

George Reicl. Silhouette

George E. Seavey. Albertype

Group: Loren Thayer, Elizabeth C. Thayer. Albertype,
Charles II. Bell. Steel Engraving ....

Map of Old Londonderry, including Windham, N. H. .
View of Windham Range and Cobbett's Pond from

Dinsmoor's Hill. Albertype

Breaking and Swingling Flax. Wood Engraving
Snow-shoe .........

An Ancient Axe

Carding and Spinning AVool, Cotton, or Tow

Inside View of Church, with Sounding-board over the

Pulpit. Wood Engraving

Presbyterian Church and Town Hall (see p. 255).

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Ancient Part of the Cemetery on the Hill. Albertype .
Buttertield's Rock (see p. 34), and Manufactory of

George S. Neal. Albertype .....
View of West Windham and Windham Junction.

Albertype

Residence of William H. Anderson. Albertype
Fac-similes of Autographs of John Cristy .

William Johnston

John Kinkead ......

James McKeen

Morison Arms

Fac-similes of .\utographs of Morisoiis

Isaac Thom ......

Simon Williams



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TABLE OF CONTENTS.



P K E F A T O R Y . — (P.ujks iv-24. )
List of Illustrations, iv-v.— IiitroiliK-tion. l-io. — Prelijninary Chapter. 11-24.

CHAPTER I. — (Pages 25-39.)

In the Beginning : Copy of Jolin ^NHieelwrighf s Deed to the Proprietors of London-
derrv, p. 25. — The Indians, 26. — AVindhani, its Situatit>n. 27.— Wild Animals. 2S).—
Birus. 31. — Snakes : Arboreal Products: Flora of Windham. 32. -Localities, 34.
— Surface, 35. -Indications of Glacial Period, 3i>. — Scenery. 37.

CHAPTER II. — (Pages 39-44. )

L.\NDS LAID OUT IX WIXDHAM.

The First Urant of Land in Windham. Oct. 1662. 3'i. — Laying out of Land in Windham
after the Advent of the Scotch Settlers in Londonilerrv in 1710.- Oriirin of the
Farms in Windham Kange in 172S. 40.— Ministerial Lot laid out April 17. 1729. 42.

CHAPTER III.— (Pages 44-47.)

FIRST SETTLEMENTS.

Earlv Settlements ami Early Settlers ; First Settlement : First House : Names of
fiarly Settlers. 44. — Early Times. 45. — Petition against the Establishment of a
new "Parish in 1740— Nauics of Petitioners; Fourteen Families emigrate to Cole-
raiue, Mass., in 1740. 46.

CHAPTER I V. — (Pages 47-58. )

WIXDHAM lXCORrOR.\TEl).

Petitions for a Charter. 47. — Charter Granted, 48.— Charter of the Town of Windham,
49. —First Warrant. 50. —Windham's First Town-meeting; Fir.st Moderator and
Town Officers, 51. — Ministers' Fees, 52.

CHAPTER V. — (Pages 53-64. )

WAR. — I'Ol.lTICAL HISTORY.

French and Iudi;iu War : War's .Vlarms. 53; Windham's Poll of Heroes; Things
look W;ulike in Windham in 4752. 54. — Tronbli- with S;ileni. 17.">2. and Dismend>er-
ment of Windham. ."i5. — Names of Windh;im Men Jinnexed to S;ilcm, .W. — The
Scotch People in Salem remain Scotch still; The French ;ind Indian Wiir, and
Names of Men. 57. — New H;imiishire .Men serve in ;i Massacluisctts Kegiment,
60. — Paper Currencv. Old Tenor, New Tenor, etc., 61. — Exempted F;irms ; Law-
suits; Civil AlLiirs"; Emigration, 1770, and Belfast, Me., colonized liy the Scotch,
62.— Gov, John Wentwortn loses SIO by a bad Investment, 63.

CHAPTER VI. — (Pages (;4-79.)

REVOMTIONAKY WAK.

First Militia Law in New Hampshire; The Imnending Crisis, 64. - Lexington .Vhirm,
(H;. _('(,nimittee of Inspection. 1775, 67. — Windham Men in the Baltic of Biniker
Hill; t';isnallies anil Losses. 68. — Historic Day. nn. — l'"irst Milit;iry Conijiany in
Wimlham ; An Account of iill tlic Men belonging to Windh;im who were in
the Continental Service on .lulv «. 1775, 70. — First Province T:ix under the Author-
ity of Congress, Nov. 2S, 1775, 72. — Import;inl Events in 1776; New Kcgubitions
of tlie Militi!!. 7.3. —The Continent;il Congress— The Associ;itiou Test. 74. — Its
Signers, 7.5. — Windham Sobliers in 1776 ; Men immediately respond to the call of
the Government, 76.



IIISTOUV OF WINDHAM IN NICW HAMPSFIIKK. VII

CIIArTKK V 11. — (Packs 79-!»G.)

REVOLUTIOXAKV WAK — CONTINUED.

The Year 1777. 79. — Court Priti's ; Tin- Town still Annry ; Windliaiii's (^imta for
tlu' Coiitiiifiital .Vriiiv, «n. — (;clliii^' Desperate, «1. — Casualties to Wimlliaiir's Sol-
diers in the 15eniiint:fon Battle ; \\ iiidhaurs Sons at the Heiniinnton llattle. Aw;;.
Iti 1777. h;{. — rolitical Action of the Town; The Kxenipted Farms set hack into
Windham, sr,. —The Dav ISriK'hteninK. hi;. — Town Li^islation ; Afraid of Debt:
The War continues. 177s. 87. — Sulistitutes ; Keceijit lor Men; liaising' .Mone\
to pav the Debt. KS. —Soldiers. Hoinities. and Town Le^'islation in 177'.t. X'.K— lli^li-
esl Town Honiitv of the War; The l^cKinniUK of the Knd. 17so. !Mi. — Houidy of
Corn for Soldiers in 17so, ;il. — Heef for the Army; Hounties. ;ind N:inies of Sol-
diers in 17H1. '.fj. -Trouble with the Currency, !t;i — Depreciation Scale of I'apei-
Money. 17H1 ; FA'ents of 17«'J ; The Last Windham Soldier in the Kevolutionary
Wiir. kt. — iMid of the l£evolutioii ;ind Tre;ity of Peace ; The Town Records, 94.

C li A P T E U VIII. — (Page-s 96-103. ;

FKOM THE CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTION TO THE CLOSE OF 1812-15 WAR.

Oath of Alle^'iance to the State; Overplus Money : First Written liiiUots. 1782. 9C. —
The Town Instructs its Kepresentative in 1783; War Legislation, 1784; Windiiam's
Last Continental Soldier still in the Army, January, 1784 ; Windham Petitions to
send ;i Kepresentative, 1784, which is KHinted, 97. — Trouble with the Currency;
Fi;it Monev Favored; Violations of the Sabbath, 178.5 ; The Pound, and a stable
Pound ;it ra.st,99. — A Curious Vote ; War of 1812-15, 100.— Men from Windliam in
tlie 1812-15 War, 101.

CHAPTER IX. — (PAGE.S 103-107.)

REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED.

Formation of Independent State C.overnnient in New Hampshire ; Constitutional Con-
ventions ; First Convention ; First Constitution, lo;i. — WiiHlliain suggests Amend-
ments to the Constitution ; Votes to Accept tlie Constitution, Aug. 27, 1792, 105.—
Names of Members of dilterenl Conventions, KMJ.

CHAPTER X. — (Pages 107-122.)

NAMES AND HISTORY OF EARLY SETTl.ER.S.

First Settlers ; Their History, 107. — Early Names and Vanished Names, 109. -Indus-
trial History and Habits of the Early Settlers, 111.— Snow-shoes, llC— Und>rellas,
Clocks and 'rime-keepers. 117. — Sluide Trees ; Blacksmiths; Pen-Pictures of our
Father's Monies, lis. — Carding ;ind Spinning Wool, Cotton, or Tow. 119.— A change
comes on the Death of P;irson Williams, Nov. 10, 1793, and the Kemoval of the
Church in 1798, 120. — Many People Kemove to the new City of Lowell, 121.

CHAPTER XI. — (Pages 122-139.)

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

Rev. William Johnston, the first Minister Installed. 1747 ; Dismissed, 1752 : First Meet-
ing-house Built, 1753; Installation of Rev. John Kinkead in Oct. 17i;.(», and his Dis-
missal in Ajtril. 17G5 ; Niimes of Klders, 124. —Ordination of Rev. Simon Williams,
Dec. 17iitJ, 125. — Death of Mr. Willi;iiiis, Nov. 10, 1793; Names of F;iders, 12G. —
Removal of the Church to the Centre of the Town, 1798. — Rev. Samuel Harris or-
dained Oct. 9, 1805 ; Dismissal of Mr. Harris. Dec. G. 1820 ; Names of Persons added
to the Eldershiii. 127. —April 9, 1828. Rev. Calvin Cutler is Installed ; He dies Feb.
17, 1844. — Additional Elders; Rev. Liuen Thaver Ordained Nov. 5. 1845: Remains
Pastor till April 2.5, 1866. 128. —Rev. Joseph Laiiman Installed June 2. Is68 ; Dis-
missed Feb. 6. 1872 ; Parsonage Built, 1868; Rev. Charles Packard Installeil Ajuil
29.1873; The Church Reiiaiied, 1874; Revival in 1876, 129. — First Sal)bath School.
1.30. —Death of Rev. Charles Packard, Feb. 20, 1881, 131. — Officers of the Sabbath
School ; Dissolution of the Church and State, July 1. 1819, 132. — The Presbyterian
Religious Societv Organized March 19, 1827; Tlie Choir; Its Conductors, 133.—
Present Members ; Rev. Joseph S. Cogswell Installed as Pastor, Dec. 21, 1881, 134.
— Names of Members of the Church. 136.

CHAPTER XII. — (Pages 1.39-159.)

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION.

First Schools in New- England, 1.39. — School Law of 1789; Schools in Windham. 140.—
Early Schools and School-teachers, 141.— Family Schools, 143. — The Lamented
Teacher, Margaret Hamilton, 145.— F^arly Teachers in each of the School Districts.



VII 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS.

146. — Scli(ii)l-l)()oks in Kiuly Times, 147. — Williams' Academy, iTOS-on. 148. — For-
mation anil History of School Districts to 18S2, 14l». — First Scliool-liunses, 150. —
History and Niunlicrof School-houses in each District, l.'il. - ScIkkiI l<"nmis, and
Cost ot Schdol-lKinses ; Ilif,'h School: School Taxes from ITS'." to Isd!) ; Manage-
ment of Si'liools and School Taxes from isoiito isjs. l.")4. — Conniiittee of liis|)ecti<)ii
from 1809 to 182S, I.'),"). — Money Kxi>endcil for Sclmols from 1828 to 1882, l.^C— Super-
intending; School Conmiittees from 1828 to iss:; ; State Literary School Fund. 157.—
Military School, 158.

CHAPTEK XIII. — (P.\GKS 159-168.)

HIGHWAYS.

Early Hiirhways', l.W. — Highway.s laid out hefore the Incoriioration ni 1742; The
"Kantre Koad." .Tan. 24, 17;i9; First Highway found uiion tlie Town Keconls, IGO.
— Londonderry Turnpike Built, 1805, IG.S. — i\Linnnoth lioad, 18.il, 105. — Improve-
ments in Koad Building; First (iuide-posts. 1794, 100. — The Town Sued, 1840 ; The
Long Writ. 107.

CHAPTER XIV. — (Pages 168-178.)

. INNS, INTEMPERANCE, PAUPERISM.

Fuhlie Houses and Names of Inn-kei'i'ers. 108. — F^'irst Tempc-rance Legislation, April
23,1781; F'irst License. .Tune 11, 179;>.— Inteniiierauce and TcmperauCe, ](!9.— Light
Breaks in ; The Temi)erance Keformation. is.il ; Pauperism and First Warinng
out of Town, May 21, n.'il, 170. —A Sensible ^dte, .Fuly 14, 1780. — Vcndueing the
Poor, 173. — First Overseer of the Poor chosen Marcli 14, 1820, 174.— Town F'arni
Purchased Jan. 18, 1838, 175. — The U. S. Surplus Kevenue ; Windliam's J'ortion
used to buy the Town Farm, 176. — Town F\irm sold, Nov. 14, 1808 ; Annual Kxi>en-
ses for the Poor from 1870 to 1882, 177.

CHAPTER XV. — (Pages 178-181.)

CALAMITIES.

Accidents ; Sudden Deatlis ; Fresliets and Fires, 178,

CHAPTER XVI. — (Pages 181-186.)

CEMETERIES AND BURIALS.

First Cemetery laid out, 1749 ; First Burial, 1749, 181.— Cemeterv on the Hill laid out
about 17.53 ; First Burial in the Cemetery on the Hill, 182. — N'ew Cemetery laid out
1835, 183. — Keceiving Tomb built 1872 ; Cemeteries enlarged, 1872 ; Manner of Early
Burials ; Mort Cloth, 184. — First Hearse and Hearse-house, 1827, 185.

CHAPTER XVII. — (Pages 186-194.)

MANUFACTORIES.

F'essenden's or Neal's Mill, 187.— Simpscm's Mill built, 1 788-89 ; Old Nail F'aetory ;
Brown's Mill, 18,50; Seavey's Mill, 188. -Haskell's Saw-mill at the.Iunction ; Mer-
rill's Mill; F'irst Steam Saw-null, 1800 ; Mills at West Windham, Iso. — I'otash ;
Brickvards ; Stores and Store-keepers; Store at Windham Centre conniienced in
1815, I!M), — Store at West Win<lham before 1838 ; At Windham .lunction. isoi ; Mis-
cellaneous Items of Interest, 191. — Relics: Railroads, 192. — Policy I'ond Cirove
started 1850; Business Directory of Windham, April, 1882, 193.

CHAPTER XVIII. — (Pages 194-201.)

WINOHA.M LITERATURE, PKOKKSSIONAL IlISTOKV.

I'looks and Authors, 194. — College Students and (;r:iduales, 19.5, — Ministers, 196; Phy-
sicians : I^awyers, 197. — I)e))Uty SheritTs ; Post-ollice, Post-riders ami rost-master.s,
198.— I''irst I'ost-otlice ; F'irst Post-master ; Windham's I'ost-riders ; N;imes of Post-
mastcis at Windham; At West Windliani, 199. — Windlnim Junction and F'essen-
den's Mills, 200.

C H A P T E R X I X . — ( Pages 20 1-22 1 . )

TOWN OKFICER.S FJtOM 1719 TO 1883.

Town OnU'crs and their Duties, 201. — Voters ;nid their Qualilication before 1775;
Town Ofllcers of Londonderry from 1719 to 1742. 2(>2. — Town Olllcers of Windham
from its !nc(iip(iratii)n, 1742 to iss;;, 2<i;!.— <)rgani/.;ition of Repnlilic;in (iovciiiment,
1770 : 'I'own ( Xticeis I'ilcclcd under Kciiubli<';iii (iovernment. 20i;. l'crni;incnl (iov-
ernment J'^sliililished in New ILimpshirc in 1784; Brief Nuii<'e(if I'olilical Par-
ties, 207.— \'otesof Windham for President of the llniled Stall's ;ind for (iovernoi-,
with the Name of Persons Eh-cted. from 1784 lo ISK't, 208.



HISTORY OF WINDHAM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. IX

C H A 1' T E U X X. — (Pages 221-224.)

VOTES FOB I'KKHIIJENT.

History of Tolitical Parties fidiii 178H to 1K83, '.'21 ; Votes for I'resideiit of the United
StJites from IT'.fJ to lnKt. — Dates of I'resiilential Kleetioiis ; Names of Caiulidates.
and Names of Persons Elected President from 1792 to 18«3, 222.

CHAP T K K XXI. — (Pages 224-226. )

TENSUSKS.

First Census of Windiiam in 1767 ; First Census of New Hampsliire in 177.), 224. — An
Exact Account, Au;r. 25. 1775 ; Anotlier Census in 17H6 ; Greatest Population of the
Town in 1S30 ; Summary of all the Censuses of Windham, from I7(j7 to 18H3, 225.

CHAP T E R XXII. — (PAGE.S 226-230. ) •

E.XECrXIVE AITOINT-MKNTS FKOM 17G4 TO 1883.

Names of .Justices of the Peace, and Dates of Appointment, from 177G to 1883,226.—
C<ironers ; Military Apiiointments and Military Oflicers, from 1764 to 1883; ()fli(;ers
of the First .Military Comi)anv, in 177.'<, 227. —Oflicers in the War of the Rebellion,
1861-65. 229.

CHAPTER X X 1 1 1 . — (Pages 230-232. )

lELLAKS.

Old Cellars found in Windham ; Their I^oeation. 230.

CHAPTER XXIV. — (Pages 232-237.)

DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS.

The Windham Farmers" Mutual Fire Insurance Company ; Debating Societies, 232.—
Society for the Reformation of Morals, 1815, 233. — Female Beneyolent Sewing and
Moral Reform Society, 1841, 235.

CHAPTER XXV. — (Page.s 237-241.)

SLAVERY.

Slavery in New Han»i)shire. 237. — Slavery in Windham; The Antislavery Move-
ment, 238. — Antislavery Society in Wiiidham, formed April 8, 1834, 239.— Names
of its Prominent Members, 240.

CHAPTER XXVI. — (Pages 241-251.)

IMPORTANT EVENTS FROM 1719 TO 1821.

Colored People. 241. — Witch Story; Stranj;i' People, 242. — Anecdotes, 243. — Tlie Min-
ister's I)isap|)ointment. 244. — First Death and Pjurial in Windham about 1721 ; Fe-
ver and Ague ; First Framed House ; Cluuige of Dates from Old Style to New Style
in 1752. 24.-..— Dark Day of May V.K 17'.»U. 246. — The Hopkins Wi'llow Tree; The
Great Frost. Mayl7, 17'.4; The Great Muster Storm. 1801 or 1802 ; Cold Friday, .Jan.
19. 1810. 247. — Sp'otted FVyer in 1812. — FMrst Wagon, 181.3. — The Great Gale, Sept.
23, 181.5. 248. — Fourth of .July Celebration. 1815; "Poverty Year," 1816, 249. — Sab-
bath Breaking in 1818 ; Grea"t (iale, Sei)t. 9, 1821, 250.

CHAPTER XXVII. — (Pages 251-270.)

IMPORTANT EVENT.S FROM 1821 TO 1883.

History of Hissell and BisseH's Camp. 251.— Visit of I^afavette, 1824 ; Fourth of July
Celebration, 1825; F'irst Cooking-stove, 1828, 2.53. — Shdwer of Stars, Nov. 13, 1833.
— Destruction of R. B. .Jackson's House. Aug. 11, 18,56, 2.54. — Granite Quarry, 1857;
Fourth of .July. 1862; Dedication of Town Hall. Sept. 22, 1868. 255. — S))eeches of
George W. Weston and William C. Harris. 2.56. — Address of Nathaniel Hills. 258.—
Londonderry Celebration. .June lo, 1869. 26,5. — Pl(iiro-|iiicu7iionia, 1871 ; Di.sease
among Horses ; Dedication of Union Hall at West Wiadliam, Nov. 27, 1880, 266.—
Death of President Garfield, 267. — A Day of Darkness. Sept. 6, 1881, 268. — Singu-
lar Appearance in the Heavens on the Evening of Sept. 11, 1881 ; Remarkable
Thunder Shower, Sei)t. 24, 1881, 269.

CHAPTER XXVIII. — (Pages 270-281.)

WAR OF THE REBELLION.

Windham's part therein ; Tlie Irrepressible Conflict. 270.— Names and Dates of Enlist-
ment and Discharge of Windham Soldiers.with their Bounties from 1861 to the close



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of the War in 1865 ; Soldiers in the different Regiments ; Legislation of Windliani
Soldiers who Enlisted without Bounties, 274. —Knrollnient of Windhani, April 'M.
1865; Amount of Bounties paid, 270. — The War Indehtedness of the Town; The
Town free from Dclit, 280.

C H A r T E li XXIX. — (Pages 2S 1-2!>0. )

HISTORY OF I.11U5AHIKS FKOM 1800 TO 1883.

First Town Library. 1800 ; Sunday-sehool Lil)rary, 18;52 ; Scliool-District Libraries,
Oct. 1839: Library of Rev. Loren Thayer, 283". — Second Library Kstablished in
Town in 18.V2 ; Ncsmitli Free Public Lil)rary Established ls7l. 284. — Will of Col.
Thomas Ncsniilh in rel:ition to the Library. 285. — First Inst;ibiicnt of Hooks jiur-
chased May 9 ; Dedication June 21. 286 ; Address by Hon. .lohii (". Park. 287. — Do-
nations to the Nesmith Library, 289.

CHAPTER XXX. — Pages 21)0-2!):.)

CHAKACTEKLSTICS OF THE FTKST SETTLEKS.

Derivation of the term Scotch-Irish, 290. —Prominent Traits of the Scotch Cliaraeter,
291. — Londonderry Fairs, 292. — Extract from the Address of Rev. .lohn H. Mori-
son, D. D., on tlie Oharaeteristics of tlie Descendants of the Scotch Settlers. 295.



HISTORY OF FAMILIES.— (Pages 297-836.)

Introduction to History of Families. 298-299. Part Second, 300 to end of (Icnealogies.
includes the Gene;ilogy and Ilistoiy of the I'^irst Settlers of Wimlliam in New
Hampshire and their Descendants, from the ciirlit'sl Sclllcmcnt (if the Town,
about 1720. to 1883, with the History and (ieiie;ilogy of other F:iniilies who have
Settled in Town at a later date, including every Fandly now pernumently located
in Windluim, embracing more than two hundred different Family Names : —



Abbot,


300-5


Copp,


404


Hadley,


555


Alc-xande


•,,305-7


Collins,


404


Hall, ■


55.5-7


Allen,


307


Corliss,


405-8


Hanscom,


557


Anderson,307-14


Cottle,


408-9


Hansom,


5.57


Annis,


314


Cristy,


409-14


Hardy,


.557


Archibald


, 315


Crowell,


414-7


Harris,


.558-68


Armour,


31.5-7


Cutler.


417-22


Haseltine


.568-74


Armstrong,


Darrah,


422


Haselton,


574




317-20


Davidson


423-35


Hawkins,


475


Bach elder


, 326-7


Davis,


435-6


Hayes,


575


Bahan,


327


Demott,


436


Hemphill


575-84


Bailey,


328-9


Dickey,


436


Hilands,


584


Batch,


330


Dimock,


437


Hills,


584-9


Baldwin,


:«1


Dinsmoor




Holmes,


589


Barker,


331-4


437-510


Hopkins,


5S9-95


Barrett,


334


Dow,


510-9


Howe,


.595


Hartley,


334-6


Downing,


519


Hughes,


)96~603


Bell,


336


Dunhip,


519


Humphrey, 603


Berry,


336-7


Duston,


520-3


Hunnevveil. 604


Betton,


337-45


Early,


.523


Hunt,


604


Blancliard,34r)-7


Emerson,


524-7


Jackson,


605


Bolton,


.347


Esty,


.527


.Jameson,


605-6


Bovnton,


347-8


Evans,


.528


.Tohnson.


606-7


Bradford,


348


Farley,


,529


.Johnston,


607-10


Brown,


348-51


Farmer,


.529


JCcIIcv,


610-2


Fiugbce,


351


Fegan,


5:50


Kezer,


612


Burbank,


351-2


Kessenden, 530


Kiml)all,


613


Burnham,


352-4


Fish,


.531


TCinkead,


61.3-5


Butterflcld, 3.')4


Fitzgerald, 5;52


Knight,


615


Buttrick,


351-5


Foran,


532


Kyle.


615


Caldwell,


355


Frve,


532-3


Ladd,


616-8


Call,


355-6


(ialt.


rm


Lamson,


618


Campbell,


356-74


Gilbert,


.534


Tyane,


618


Carey,


374-5


(iiles.


.534


J^anman,


619


<^arr,


37.5-6


(iilmore.


.534-7


j/cwis.


620


Cashman,


376


<ioodwin,


.5.37


Jyvnde.


621


Caswell,


377


(iordon,


.5.38-12


iVI'inlcn,


621-1


Chase,


.377


Graham,


542


^Marshall,


621


Clark,


377-80


Greene,


r>r.i


McAdams


, 625-7


Clyde,


380-90


(iregg,


.54.3-4


McClcary


627-9


Cochran. ,390-403


(;ri(nn.


.554


MctJoy,


629-32


Cogswell,


403-4


(jrimes.


.555


McDaniels, ft32



Record of Unassigned Births and Deaths. 8.32.



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