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.

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

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 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.

August 3, 2018

Emma Abbott was a classically trained opera singer who founded the Abbott English Opera Company along with her husband Eugene Wetherell. It was one of the more successful touring opera companies of the late 19th century.

July 19, 2018

Mary Butler and Abraham Brown reared their family of nine children in the newly incorporated Northfield, New Hampshire that was formed from the "north fields" of Canterbury.

July 16, 2018

Two of the sons of Timothy and Susannah Nichols and two of their sons-in-law were furniture craftsmen. Their grandchildren were prominent members of Boston society and their great-granddaughter was landscape architect and suffragist Rose Standish Nichols.

July 15, 2018

Birth records and published genealogies identify just eight children for Sarah and Timothy Bradley but wills identify a ninth child which leads to the interesting story of George Bradley Hedge.

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