George Carleton was mentally disabled. He lived most of his life with family members but outlived all his family and spent the last five years of his life at the newly opened State Hospital for the Insane at Northampton, Massachusetts.
Many descendants of George and Hannah Abbott served in the Civil War, nearly all of them on the Union side, although there were a few who served in the Confederate forces. Perhaps as many as twenty (or more) died as a result of participation in the war either killed in...
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.
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.