Copyright Patricia Abbott 2018-2019

January 5, 2019

Miriam and Moses Hastings were parents to ten children, three of whom lived out their adult lives in Shaker communities.

December 21, 2018

Alfred Ingalls was a farmer in Methuen. He was also known for drawing the first map of Methuen in 1794.

November 14, 2018

Timothy Chandler was a skilled clockmaker and jeweler. He was also civic-minded and active in the development of the New Hampshire Asylum. This is an interest that might have be triggered by the psychological struggles of his children.

October 23, 2018

Enoch Osgood was a successful businessman in Newburyport, He and his wife Mary had four children but no grandchildren so the line of descent ends for this limb.

October 23, 2018

John Stearns, the father of the family, was killed by one of the first locomotives in service of the Boston & Lowell Railroad. That did not stop two of his sons from becoming pioneers in railroad development throughout New England.

September 17, 2018

Orpha Boynton and John Hopkins struggled financially in raising their nine children. Their children experienced a number of disruptions in their families, one son leaving his wife to head for the gold fields in California.

September 17, 2018

Calvin Abbott was from humble beginnings but worked to become a successful farmer in Ogden with prosperous children.

September 14, 2018

Elizabeth Abbott came from poor circumstances. She and her husband Ephraim Lane were frugal, hardworking farmers who reared their nine children in Walpole, New Hampshire.

August 21, 2018

Samuel French served in the Revolutionary War and was held captive for four years. Afterwards, he married Tamison Eastman and they had three children. Tragically, Samuel committed suicide by hanging in 1799.

July 29, 2018

Dudley Woodbridge was a merchant of Salem involved in the maritime trade that flourished after the Revolutionary War. He and his wife Dorcas March raised their ten children in Salem.

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