<![CDATA[NHGenealogist.com & NewEnglandGenealogist.net - Blog]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:13:36 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Smith Family Cemeteries, Oyster River, Durham, Newmarket, NH]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:22:01 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/smith-family-cemeteries-oyster-river-durham-newmarket-nhJohn Smith Family Cemetery, Bay Rd Newmarket, NH
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The two remaining grave stones below have been the only stones visible for at least the last 100 years. An article about the Davis-Smith Garrison was published in The Granite Monthly, New Series Vol x1, pg 327 in 1916. At that time, it is noted these two are the only graves left "of the many that were buried here". It is unclear to me if Capt. John Smith (1669-1744) & his wife Susanna were buried here or not. They very well could have been, or they may have been buried in his father's cemetery on Oyster River discussed below. In either case, markers no longer exist for either of them.
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John Smith Family Cemetery, Bay Rd. Newmarket, NH, once known as Lubberland. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy.
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John Smith Family Cemetery "In memory of Ebenezer Smith Esq Born June 6 1712 Died Jan 25 1764 Aged 59 years" Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy. According to the Granite Monthly the incription also read "Blessed are the dead, who died in the Lord, from henceforth yea, saith the Spririt, that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.
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John Smith Family Cemetery "In memo... [broken] Mr John Smith [broken] Born Nov 4 17 [?? broken] Died May 9 178 [? broken] Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy. Aged 33 years" This was the son of Ebenezer -per his death record at NH Vital Records.
Joseph Smith Family Cemetery, Oyster River/Durham, NH
Graves now located in Durham Cemetery
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Durham Cemetery, Durham, NH via Findagrave.org - Photo by Michelle Smith
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Durham Cemetery, Durham, NH via Findagrave.org - Photo by Michelle Smith “Sacred to the memory of Joseph Smith, who died December 15, 1728, aged eighty-nine years. He was the first European who cultivated the soil in which his remains are deposited.”
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Durham Cemetery, Durham, NH via Findagrave.org - Photo by Michelle Smith “Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, who died May 25, I 727.”
It is clear these two graves, & others, were originally in the Joseph Smith Family Cemetery which was on the north-side of Oyster River about a half mile up from the mouth. This land was later owned by Forrest Smith Emery & he is the one who had them moved. The cemetery is said to have been near where the Garrison once stood on that property. As late as 1914 the grave yard was noted in History of Strafford County, pg 297, "In that burial ground you saw the gravestones of six generations of the Smith family, who in turn had been owners of that land; it is a condition which probably no burial ground in New Hampshire can duplicate. "

Part of the Joseph Smith property is still a farm today worked by Joseph's descendants. It is known as Emery Farm. Now owned by David Hills, you can read how he has protected the Hills Family Farm by ensuring its conservation with The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests here. There is also a Town Conservation area next to where Joseph's land was known as Wagon Hill Farm.
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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Smith Men - DNA?]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:19:45 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/new-hampshire-smith-men-dnaI am pleading for males named Smith who descend from any one of one of these couples below (or other New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts Smith lines) to have their Y DNA tested to help solve many Smith brick-walls. Especially as they relate to mine, between Joseph Smith (1639-1728) & his parentage which is in question (despite what many secondary sources say).

*Samuel Smith (1761-1844) & Abigail Burleigh of Ossipee NH
*Benjamin Smith (1709-17791) of Durham, NH who had 3 wives: Jemima Hall, Anna Veazie & Sarah Clark
*John Smith (1669-1744) & Susanna Chesley of Durham/Oyster River, NH
*Joseph Smith (1639-1728) of Durham/Oyster River/Dover, NH

There are several Smith DNA projects you can submit your results to in order to help:

Smith Connections DNA Project for Descendants of Northeastern US Smith Families:
http://www.smithconnections.com/

Smiths Worldwide:
http://www.smithsworldwide.org/

Official Smith DNA Project for ALL Smiths, Schmidts, Smythes,Smyths,Smithey, Smithhart and Smitts and any variation from every geographical location:
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/smiths/default.aspx

There is also a Facebook Page regarding Smith DNA you may be interested in:
https://www.facebook.com/smithsdna/
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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday - John Smith & Susanna Chesley of Oyster River/Durham NH]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:20:18 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-john-smith-susanna-chesley-of-oyster-riverdurham-nh
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Photo via Romeyn T. Murphy. This marker stands on Bay Rd in Newmarket about 1/2 mile before Great Cove Farm if headed to Durham. It is on the left hand side and is a also on a very sharp corner, be careful. The Smith Cemetery was across the street in the field. The graves were moved to Durham Cemetery in 1968. Only 2 markers remain in the field. I'll blog about it soon.
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A view from the Smith land on Bay Rd Newmarket across from the Davis-Smith Garrison. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy.
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Lamprey River just below the Wiswall Mill Site. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy.
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Davis-Smith Garrison. Photo via Newmarket Historical Society.
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Lamprey River, Packers Falls aka "second falls". Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy.
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Lamprey River, Wiswall Falls Mill Site. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy.
Lt/Capt. John Smith b: 9 Jan 1669 [i] & was the son of Joseph Smith & Elizabeth Bickford. [ii] He married Susanna Chesley on 17 Jun 1694. [iii] She was the daughter of Thomas Chesley & Elizabeth Thomas. [iv] [Thomas, son of Philip, built a garrison a Lubberland and was killed by Natives Nov 15 1697.[v]]

I am currently delving into deeds of his father Joseph, but it seems clear John & Susanna had lived at "Half Ride Rock" before moving to what was later referred to as "Red Rock". The property known as Red Rock is discussed in several sources as noted below. What did not seem to fit this property was..."Was just finishing his honeymoon when he defended so successfully the garrison at Oyster River July 17 1694." (pg 642, History of Newfields, NH) He goes on to say.."The garrison at Lubberland, occupied by David Davis was destroyed in the attack. The block house doubtless built in place of it stood until 1880."

The Lubberland garrison he talks of was the one which stood on Red Rock, John lived there beginning in about 1705. The garrison John defended in the 1694 attack was a different garrison which stood on the land of his father, Joseph, & was on the north shore of Oyster River, likely known as "Half Ride Rock" by family members. The Smith book compiled by Ballard Smith Jr & titled A genealogical record of the Smiths of Oyster River : from the first settler in 1630 to 1874, with some account of the immediate ancestors of Hon. Valentine Smith and his descendents, Louisville: Courier-journal Print, 1874, 28 pgs. confirms this & sources "several records in the old volumes made by Capt. Woodman and others".

For an excellent summary of the context of the Oyster River Attack visit this blog from MinerDecent.com. I do not confirm or deny anything in it in relation to the Smiths specifically, because I have to read those details more carefully, but it is definitely an exceptional post.

"Red Rock, according to the family history journal in possession of the Durham Historical Association, was situated on the north shore of Great Bay about two miles from its juncture with the Piscataqua, being nine miles from the ocean. It states "The site is most beautiful and commanding. The bay is found by the junction of the Swanset, Winnecunnet & Piscataqua rivers is almost 5 miles long and four broad. The place is now owned by Judge Valentine Smith lineal descendant of John."..."The present residence was erected by Capt Benj’, son of John in 1732."

According to the History of Durham pg 107, David Davis “built the garrison house at Lubberland, in 1695, afterward known as the Smith garrison. Two soldiers were stationed at "David Davis's Garrison," 6 Jan.1696. He was killed in this vicinity by Indians, 27 Aug. 1696. His (David's) widow, Susanna, married James Durgin.” The dates clearly do not mesh with what else is written.

Most sources concur, Capt Smith owned & occupied his house at Lubberland after 1694 but as early as 1705. "Here, he & his sons kept an open house, his fires gleaming with generous hospitality. He was a land surveyor, and engaged extensively in the lumber trade, owning almost the entire shore of Great Bay and sawmills at the first and second falls of Lamprey River. He was a Captain in a military company & served as Selectman of Dover 7 years, bet 1711-1727. He petitioned for the incorporation of Durham in 1732 and to be joined to Massachusetts in 1739. He united with the church at Oyster River on Mar 17, 1723." - see A genealogical record of the Smiths of Oyster River

John's property on Bay Rd now encompasses what is known as the Nature Conservatory in Newmarket, NH & the Lubberland Creek Preserve. See his son Benjamin's sketch for a map of the Smith properties compiled by Janet Mackie of the Durham Historical Association & myself.

However, what confuses this situation even further is that on the Map of Durham in the History of Durham, it lists the David Davis Garrison location near Smith Garrison Rd in Newmarket which is quite a long distance from the Smith-Davis Garrison Marker & Old Smith Cemetery. Honestly, I don't know what to say about that yet.

John was said to be a land surveyor, although is most often named as yeoman. He was also involved in lumber which was a principal part of the local economy at the time. Ballard states "He had mills both at the first and second falls of Lamprey River". John Carmichael of the Newmarket Historical Society tells me "the 1st falls is the old falls where the Lamprey empties directly into estuary behind the mills into tidal water.  (location of the present dam). " The second falls appears to be what is now called Packer's Falls.

The following Rockingham County Deeds 1629-1708: were found for John Smith of Oyster River/Dover/Durham. They can be viewed in full on NHDeeds.com

Grantee Deeds:

10-414 John Bickford to John Smith - 60 acres at 2nd falls Lamprey River 8 Apr 1703
8-143 Roger Rose to John Smith -assigned outstanding mortgages to him 17 July 1705
8-155 Roger & Abigail Rose of Portsmouth to John Smith - indenture - 17 July 1705:
All the land, salt marsh, houses, field & orchards in Lubberland that Rose bought from John York
10-411 John Rawlins to John Smith - all the land he bought from Roger Rose

Grantor Deeds:
25-41 John Smith to brother Samuel Smith, sons of Joseph Smith, 10 March 1729-30.
18-268 John Smith to Hugh Ranking - land in Nottingham, 30 Jun 1731
23-455 John Smith to Jeremiah Clough, Land in Canterbury 1738
85-71 John Smith to Abraham Mathes, 10 acres in Durham brought from Doe,  28 Nov 1740
32-634 John Smith to Benjamin Bickford, land in Nottingham, 9 Dec 1745


John was also noted as Selectman of Dover in 1711-1713, 1720, 1724-1725 & 1727.

His transcribed will can be found in the New Hampshire Provincial Papers, Vol XXXII pg 775, dated Mar 10, 1739/40, proved Jul 27 1744 "well aged".  Divisions of the land are clearly made & it mentions the estate paying 2/3 of funeral charges for him & his wife & that John, Joseph & Benjamin should pay the remaining 3/5. The will names brother Samuel Smith of Durham; Sons: John; Joseph; Benj of Durham; Samuel; Ebenezer of Durham; Elizabeth wife of Robert Burnum; Hannah wife of Tristram Coffin. It also states Ebenezer shall pay unto his mother yearly. So we can be pretty sure this is him & he likely died between 1739/40 – Jul 1744. I have not seen the original yet, but I have attached the transcribed images in this post.  
 
The History of Newfields, NH states on pg 310 under baptisms:
"1719-20 February 28, Susannah Smith, wife of Lt John Smith and her children, John Smith Jr; Joseph Smith (these two of age). Samuel, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Winthrop (minors). Mrs Smith was the daughter of Capt Thomas Chelsey and married Lt John Smith June 17 1694. She was admitted to the church Mar 17 1723. He petitioned respecting Oyster river Parish affairs in 1716, was parish clerk in 1717 and died in 1722."
 
Then it also states further down:
“1722-23 January 3, At funeral of Lt. John Smith (at Loverland) baptized the youngest son of Winthrop Smith”

However, NEHGSR Vol 30 pg 61 transcribes it as the following:
1722-23
Jan'y 30. At funeral of Lt John Smith's (at Loverland) youngest son Winthrop, I baptized...."

History of Newfields, NH pg 643 states:
Regarding our John- “United with the church at Oyster River March 17 1723; died May 14 1744. His wife died May 10 1719”
 
Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977 states: “(died about 1739)[1744 - crossed out]”
 
History of Durham, NH, pg 333 states:
“He died 14 May 1744. She died 24 Mar 1746, aged 68.“

A genealogical record of the Smiths of Oyster River : from the first settler in 1630 to 1874, with some account of the immediate ancestors of Hon. Valentine Smith and his descendants, Louisville: Courier-journal Print, 1874, 28 pgs, states:
"Capt. John died May 14 1744"

It seems that John & his wife, along with several other of his children & their descendants were likely all buried in a small family cemetery at Lubberland which is now located across from where the Davis-Smith Garrison Marker is on Bay Rd. There are only one & one half markers that remain & they are not in their original placement. There seems to be some confusion & rumor about what happened to that little cemetery. I'm working on getting to the bottom of it, but we do know as far back as 1916, these were the only two stones that remained as it is talked about it The Granite Monthly, New Series Vol x1, pg 327.

Joseph & Elizabeth Smith, John's parents, were never buried in that location but were instead originally buried on Joseph's land on the north-side of Oyster River & the graves & stone were moved to Durham Cemetery in 1968 by Forrest Smith Emery - as the marker in Durham Cemetery states. See this blog
 
The History of Durham & The History of Newfield have more information on John & Susanna's descendants that have neither been confirmed or denied by this researcher as I just don't have time to sort through them. Also, I did not specifically look for information on their descendants in the journals or other files at the Durham Historical Association Museum unless they related to my line. So, further information might be found there.

                                                             Their children were:
1. John Smith b: 18 May 1695. [vi] Baptized 1719-20 February 28. He married Mary Jones [vii] on 1 Jun 1727. [viii] He died 17 Dec 1747 aged 52. [ix] No known children. His estate went to his widow & siblings including: Ebenezer, Joseph, Samuel Jr., Benjamin, Elizabeth Burnam wife of Robert; Hannah Coffin wife of Tristram - See NH Provincial Papers.
 
2. Elizabeth Smith b: 1 Aug 1697.[x] She married Robert Burnham on 14 May 1714 [xi] & received land rights in Rochester, NH on her father's will. She died 1759. [xii]
 
3. Joseph Smith b: 7 Sep 1701. [xiii] Baptized 1719-20 February 28. He married Sarah Glidden on 20 Nov 1729, [xiv] daughter of Andrew Glidden.[xv] She was born Sept 11, 1712 and died Nov 26, 1785.[xvi] He died 29 Mar 1781. [xvii]
 
4. Hannah Smith b: 30 Sep 1703. [xviii] She married Tristram Coffin on 24 Nov 1726. [xix]  She died 1761. [xx] She received land rights in Rochester, NH on her father's will.
 
5. Samuel Smith b: 6 Feb 1706, [xxi] & Baptized 1719-20 February 28.. [xxii] He married Margaret Lindall [xxiii] on 17 Jan 1733. [xxiv] The History of Newfield, NH provides the following: rec'd from his father the western part of the homestead, afterwards occupied by Robert Channel; moved to Lamprey River Village; was town clerk of Oyster River 1739; and soldier 1745; was 2nd lieut in Capt Somersbee Gilman's Co, Col John Hart's Reg't, in the Crown Point Expedition; credited with labor on fire raftes at Newington. Oct 22 1775 and adjuntant in Col Thomas Tash's Regiment, sept 4 1776, and onward. The road from Lamprey River to Durham passed through his land in 1768"
 
6. Benjamin Smith b: 22 Mar 1709 Baptized 1719-20 February 28. See Sketch Here
 
7. Ebenezer Smith b: 6 Jun 1712. [xxv] Baptized 1719-20 February 28. He married Margaret Weeks on 8 Apr 1728. [xxvi] The History of Newfield states she was the daughter of Joshua Weeks of Greenland. Further it states he received of his father the middle portion of his estate including the old block house at Lubberland; was a soldier, 1758; petitioned for a lottery in aid of a bridge, and its location at Newfields, 1759-60; was deacon at Durham; also selectman. He died 25 Jan 1764 & she died 23 Feb 1816. [xxvii]
 
8. Winthrop Smith b: 30 May 1714 Baptized 1719-20 February 28. d: 1728. [xxviii] History of Newfields states he died Jan 28 1723.
 
Copyright 2016 - Amylynne Murphy NHGenealogist.com

Sourcing:
[i] History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 333
[ii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 333
[iii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 333
[iv] History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 333; History of Newfield, NH, pg 642
[v] History of Newfield, NH
[vi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 333; History of Newfield, NH
[vii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[viii] History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334
[ix] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield, NH
[x] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield, NH
[xi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield, NH
[xii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xiii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334
[xiv] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield NH
[xv] History of Newfield, NH
[xvi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Newfield, NH
[xvii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xviii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334;
[xix] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334;
[xx] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334;
[xxi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield, NH
[xxii] History of Newfield, NH
[xxiii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH, 1913, pg 334; History of Newfield, NH
[xxiv] History of Newfield, NH, pg 109
[xxv] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xxvi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xxvii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xxviii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;

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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday - Benjamin Smith of Durham, NH]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:16:28 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-benjamin-smith-of-durham-nh
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Map of Smith land in Oyster River aka Durham, now Newmarket, NH. Yellow lines are John Smith boundaries. Red lines Benjamin Smith boundaries. Both according to Janet Mackie of the Durham Historical Association. Joseph Smith, John's father, originally was granted 500 acres.
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Res. of Benjamin c1732-1740 & later, Valentine Smith now known as Great Cove Farm Newmarket NH. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy
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Great Cove Farm Newmarket NH. Photo by Romeyn T. Murphy
Benjamin Smith was born 22 Mar 1709, son of Capt John Smith & Susanna Chesley [i] in Louberlan, sometimes called Lubberland/Loverland which is an area between Newmarket & Durham NH.[ii] His father's entire homestead property was known as Red Rock, and was several hundred acres of land.

Benjamin's birth was recorded in Dover records, [iii] baptized Feb 28 1720. [iv] He married first Jemima Hall, dau of Deacon Edward Hall of Newmarket.[v] Jemima was a descendant of Kingsley Hall of Exeter, a provincial counsellor of NH in 1698.[vi] Benjamin married 2nd, Anna Veazie of Stratham & 3rd, Sarah Clark of Stratham, NH.[vii]
 
According to Ballard Smith Jr. Benjamin received lands from his grandfather at the first Falls of the Lamprey on the east side in Durham, "where the road now turns down to the bridge that leads to Newmarket." had a mill & built a house residing there a while. Greene, in The Granite Monthly, Vol XI, pg 329, states that home was "where the road turns to 'Durham Bridge' (Newmarket). In an old map of 1800, this bridge is called 'Picked Rock Bridge' and this rock plainly shows itself when the water has been drawn from the river. At this place Benjamin also built a mill (said to have stood where the Newmarket Manufacturing Co's 'Planer' now stands)." 

However, he returned to Louberlan/Lubberland & built a house remaining there the rest of his life.[viii] The home in Lubberland was built c1740 on 280 acres he eventually received from the eastern portion of his father’s property which was given in his will.[ix] [See image above] The home that he built there is currently known as Great Cove Farm on Bay Rd in Newmarket NH.[x] It has been part of Newmarket since 1870 when the town line between Newmarket & Durham was changed. [xi] In 1849 Judge Valentine Smith, grandson of Benjamin, had possession of the house. [xii] Further, Ballard Smith Jr. states in his book, Benjamin had "several quite large tracts of land in Canterbury & Boscowen."

Rockingham County Deeds available to view on NHDeeds.com show the following deeds for Benjamin Smith of Durham between 1730-1750:

Grantee:
John Wedgewood 19-388
William Hilton 20-396
William Hilton 21-172
John Burnham 24-437
Nathaniel Doe Etal 29-227
Francis Durgin 35-411
Ebenezer Smith 83-270
John Mason 35-409
Robert Mason 37-41
John & Mary Mason 39-46

Grantor:
Josiah Parsons 27-464
John Wedgewood 27-468
Ralph Cross 30-540
John Bergin 60-324

I have not gathered the deeds after 1750 yet.


“He was Capt in Militia, then a very important & distinguished office. He held several offices in town & was much respected, & like his father he was a large landholder.”[xiii] Benjamin joined the church in Durham Oct 31 1780, [xiv] and was selectman and on the Committee of Safety in his 70th year. [xv]
 
Benjamin died Oct 13, 1791.[xvi] He is said to be buried on the point below the house.[xvii]
 
The Strafford County Probate Books show the inventory for Benjamin’s estate. His wife Sarah was Administrator. Everything regarding the estate should be re-examined & an original file should be located & photographed, if it exists. This researcher did not see any specific reference to his heirs, but it is uncertain if everything available was reviewed at that time in 2012. It seems just the inventory recorded in the books was located at that time. Ballard Smith Jr. states most of his estate was left to his youngest son Benjamin, however, it is clear Benjamin's son, John, received the homestead at some point as it was passed to Valentine, Ballard's grandfather.
 
Deeds to or from Benjamin have not been reviewed by the researcher yet & this should be done, as well as looking further into the records at the Durham Historical Association, as well as any archives for Dover, Newmarket & Newfield NH. As you can see, this work is by no means complete.

Also note I have not even so much as looked at the published version of
A genealogical record of the Smiths of Oyster River : from the first settler in 1630 to 1874, with some account of the immediate ancestors of Hon. Valentine Smith and his descendents, Louisville: Courier-journal Print, 1874, 28 pgs.
 
                                                               Children with 1st wife, Jemima Hall
1. Edward Smith [oldest] [xviii] b: __?__ married Mary Bryant [xix] on Dec 28, 1768, dau of Walter and Eliz (Folsom) Bryant.[xx] He died 3 Jun 1818 [xxi] & she died 23 Jan 1810 [xxii], but Valentine Smith’s journal states Feb 1810.
     The History of Durham & The History of Newfield have more information on these lines. This researcher did not specifically look for information on their descendants in the journals or other files at the Durham Historical Association Museum.
 
2. John Smith b: Sept 20 1732. [xxiii] He married Lydia Millet on Apr 3, 1758. [xxiv] She was the daughter of Thomas Millett & Love Burnham of Dover Neck. [xxv] John died 24 Oct 1819 & Lydia died 4 Mar 1821.[xxvi]
     The History of Durham & The History of Newfield have more information on these lines. This researcher did not specifically look for information on their descendants in the journals or other files at the Durham Historical Association Museum. That said, their son, Judge Valentine Smith is the man we owe much of this documentation to. In addition, he inherited his grandfather, Benjamin Smith’s home built c1740 & which is now known as Great Cove Farm in Newmarket, NH.
 
3. Mary Smith b: __?__.[xxvii] She married Mark Jewell on Oct 17 1751.[xxviii]
                                                      
                                           Benjamin’s 2nd marriage with Anna Veazie
4. Samuel Smith See This Sketch
                                                                       
                                           Benjamin’s 3rd Marriage with Sarah Clark
5. Benjamin Smith b: May 2 1769. [xxix] He married Nancy Smith, dau of John Smith, Esq.[xxx] He died __ 10 1826. [xxxi] History of Durham states Nov 4, 1826 & History of Newfield states Dec 10, 1826. She died Jan 6 1850, a79.[xxxii]
 
     The History of Durham & The History of Newfield have more information on these lines. This researcher did not specifically look for information on their descendants in the journals or other files at the Durham Historical Association Museum.
 

Copyright 2016 - Amylynne Murphy - NHGenealogist.com

Sourcing:
[i] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts, pg 642; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[ii] 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[iii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5W-CQ8 : 12 December 2014), Benjamen Smith, 22 Mar 1709; citing Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,041; "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDJV-DW5 : 12 December 2014), Benjamen Smith, 22 Mar 1709; citing DOVER TWP,STRAFFORD,NEW HAMPSHIRE; FHL microfilm 1,001,041.
[iv] History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts;
[v] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[vi] 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[vii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[viii] 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[ix] History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts; Janet Mackie, Durham Historical Society, correspondence with me in July 2016
[x] Janet Mackie, Durham Historical Society, correspondence with me in July 2016.
[xi] Janet Mackie, Durham Historical Society, correspondence with me in July 2016.
[xii] 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xiii] 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xiv] History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts;
[xv] History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xvi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xvii] Janet Mackie, Durham Historical Society, correspondence with me in July 2016.
[xviii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xix] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xx] History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxii] History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxiii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxiv] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxv] History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts
[xxvi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xxvii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333; History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts
[xxviii] History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxix] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333; History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts
[xxx] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;
[xxxi] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977;
[xxxii] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Durham NH pg 333;

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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday UPDATE: Samuel Smith & Abigail Burleigh of Newmarket & Ossipee, NH]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:14:51 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-update-samuel-smith-abigail-burleigh-of-newmarket-ossipee-nhI had said back in 2013 that I could not delve further into the ancestry of Samuel Smith at that time, because further work needed to be done on the line & its sourcing. This is an update to that line & the most accurate information I have as of July 2016, therefore I have replaced the 2013 post with this update.
 
Samuel Smith was born Mar 7 1761 on what is now known as Great Cove Farm in Newmarket, NH & was the son of Benjamin Smith & his 2nd wife Anna Veazie.[i]
 
The majority of the birth, date & marriage information for this line from here back to Capt John Smith comes from the family notes written by Judge Valentine Smith (1774-1869), who was a nephew of this Samuel. There are two books in the possession of the Durham Historical Society that contain the births, deaths and marriages of the Smith Family, both are very old. One is labeled as the property of Judge Valentine Smith, the other was probably that of his child or grandchild. From Valentine’s especially, I think we can be certain that the information in that book is accurate as far as the generations shortly before him & during his lifetime. Samuel, his father & grandfather fit in that category. Samuel’s birth & parentage are specifically mentioned in these books, his children, however are not. They are sourced according the notes that follow in this sketch. Also, Ballard Smith Jr. published A Genealogical Record of the Smiths of Oyster Rive in 1874, 28pgs. This sources also confirms Samuel was the son of Benjamin and states ""Samuel, who was born March 7 1761, and died in September, 1743, at Ossipee." (He obviously meant to write 1843.)

The guardianship of Samuel Smith, aged less than 14 years, was granted to Benjamin Smith Dec 27 1769 via probate records vol 26 pg 67. A bond for Benjamin Smith of Durham, with Walter Bryent and Edward Smith, yeoman, both of Newmarket, as sureties, in the sum of L500 was issued Dec 27, 1769, for the guardianship of his son, Samuel Smith: witnesses, Jeremy Bryent, Gideon [Gidden.]
 
Samuel married Abigail Burleigh/Burley on Jan 9 1783 in Newmarket, NH by Nathaniel Ewer, Clergyman, reported by Newmarket, NH[ii]. She was born about 1762 likely in the Newmarket area, daughter of _____
William Burleigh b: abt 1722 [James Burleigh, James Burleigh, Giles Burleigh]. [iii]
 
Samuel Smith & Abigail Burleigh removed to the Wolfeborough – Ossipee line, on the south end of Ossipee, NH in Lot 8 by 1793 via Survey Maps of Ossipee from 1772-1799, & 1800 located at the Ossipee Public Library. Strafford County Deeds 30-127 & 30-129 for Samuel from George Jaffery of Portsmouth offers further proof of this stating "Samuel Smith of Wolfeboro" 46 acres in part of lot 2 in the subdivision of Lot 8 of Ossipee, May 1 1793. In my opinion, ALL the deeds involving Samuel need to be pulled and further evaluated for familial connections and land placement, but this is a huge task.
 
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but the 1800 & 1820 US Censuses for the area do not exist. Therefore, we cannot determine if there are older children of Samuel & Abigail’s that are unaccounted for. I suspect there are. It would be extremely unusual to have married in 1783 & not have a child until 9 years later. Children could have easily been born between 1783-1794 and not be on the census in 1810, especially sons who could be off with families of their own or younger ones could be off apprenticing by then. On the other hand, given Samuel’s father’s name was Benjamin & the old recorded son of Samuel was named Benjamin, it is possible there weren’t any sons born between 1783-1791.
 
The 1810 US Census Ossipee, NH shows:
Saml Smith County: Strafford 
Males Under 10: 2  [b: bet 1800-1810]         These fit with Eben & probably Ezra
Males 10 to 15:   1  [b: bet 1795-1800]         This fits with William
Males 16 to 25:   1  [b: bet 1785-1794]         This fits with Benjamin
Males 45 and Over: 1  [over 45 makes him b: before 1765]
Females 10 to 15: 2  [b: bet 1795-1800]       2 Unknown females
Females 16 to 25:1  [b: bet 1785-1794]        1 Unknown female
Females 45 and Over:1 [over 45 makes her b: before 1765]
            It is tricky finding him. You must search “Strafford County, New Hampshire” as the county lines
           were changed and it will not come up if you put in “Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire”
 
He is not found on the 1830 Census.
 
1840 shows Samuel in Ossipee: 1 male age 70-79 & 1 female age 60-69 - From this it looks like Samuel may have married second a woman after Abigail died. She could be a second wife or she could have been a housekeeper, or some other relation, not sure at this point. It’s just something to consider.
 
Abigail, his wife, died June 13 1831 a69 according to her stone which is located in an old family cemetery in the woods off Brown Ridge Rd in Ossippe, NH. See my blog about this cemeteries for more & see the update on that posted here
 
Samuel died Nov 17, 1844 a83 according to his stone which lies along side of his wife Abigail’s. In addition to having wonderful volunteers who located the cemetery for me, the Ossipee Public Library Cemetery Records & tax map also list the cemetery & these burials. A probate file in Carroll County was not found for him, nor was one found in Strafford County, NH.
                                                  Children of Samuel & Abigail
                                    [There could be others born between 1784-1795]
1, Unknown Female? [b: bet 1785-1794 via 1810 Census]       
2. Benjamin Smith* was born July 5, 1792 in Ossipee, NH[iv]. He married Betsey Young* of Wolfeborough, dau of Zachariah* & Nancy Young on Oct 23 1817[v]. She was born Nov 21, 1793[vi].  Benjamin died in Wolfeboro, NH on Oct 16, 1859 of Typhoid Fever[vii] and Betsey died about two weeks later on Oct 30, 1859 in Wolfeborough of  the same disease. Her death record says her parents are John & Nancy Young[viii] however it is Zachariah who is buried with them[ix], and on the 1850 US Census with them[x].  Benjamin Smith’s probate record is Carroll County Docket #4895. I grazed through it but at the time I didn’t know of the connection.
                                                         Benjamin & Elizabeth had:
     i. William A. Smith* b: Aug 2, 1818 d: Apr 2 1893 m: *Sophia S. Young of Rochester on Feb 8, 1851[xi] She
             was  born Mar 31 1823 and died Apr 28 1887[xii]
             a. Albert Smith*  b: Oct 25 1857 d: Feb 14, 1936[xiii]
             b. Sarah E. Smith* b: July 5, 1854 d: Feb 18 1933[xiv] [might be wife of Albert? but doesn’t say]
             c. Betsy Ella Smith* b: Feb 12 1862 d: June 23 1866 4y 4m 11 days[xv] [this must be the broken & mostly
                 buried stone]
             d. Benjamin B. Smith* b: Mar 7 1859 d: Aug 9 1866 9y 5mo 2ds[xvi]
             e. George Y. Smith* b: May 28, 1851 d: Mar 3 1873 "GYS" stone[xvii]
     ii. Benjamin B. Smith* of Wolfeborough b: Oct 1, 1821 He d: Sept  2, 1859[xviii], m: Elvira/Alvira M. Leighton
        
of Ossipee Aug 6, 1845[xix].
             a. Betsey E. Smith* b: Sept 8, 1851 d: Sep 19, 1859[xx]
 
* These are in the “Smith Hill Cemetery” on the South side of Brown's Ridge Rd. in Wolfeborough, NH, but on the Ossipee Townline. It is really in the woods. You have to take Village Green Road and go in the one way & make a u-turn to come back the other way then park & go in the woods on the right. Once in there is an old road/trail and it is up on a hill to the right. It is not easy to find. We found it by nothing short of devine intervention. See my blog about these cemeteries for more
 
3. William B. Smith+ b: Sept 17 1794 d: Feb 5 1864[xxi] m: Polly+ _________ b: Aug 19 1799 d: Mar 1, 1881 81yrs 6mo 10ds[xxii] There is a Probate file for him in Carroll County. I grazed through it but at the time I didn’t know of the connection. The 1850 & 1860 Censuses confirm these children as well[xxiii].
                                                              William & Polly had:
        i. Albert Smith+ b: abt Sept 1825 d: Jun 24 1831 a5y 9m[xxiv]
    ii. Lydia K. Smith+ b: a1826 m: Daniel A. Hyde d: July 13 1865[xxv] 1850 in Ossipee there is a Daniel A. Hyde
        a27 married to Levonia a22; In 1860 under "Hide" a37 in Danvers with wife Lydia a35-no children. In 1863 he
        is on the Civil War Registration in Danvers, Ma
    iii. Mary A. Smith+ b: Sept 8, 1832 d: May 31, 1896[xxvi]
    iv. Bradley W. Smith+ b: Sept 14 1840 d: Jan 10, 1883 a 42 3m 27d[xxvii] There is a guardianship/competency
         file in the Carroll County Courthouse for Bradley that is supposedly still confidential, so I couldn't look at
         it without a court order. It is file #4679. His estate is file #4848, but like the others, I was not finding a
         connection at the time. I do remember his sister Mary is mentioned in Bradley’s Estate, and in his father’s
         estate papers he clearly refers to Bradley as "an insane person".
 
+ All are buried in Smith Hill Cemetery on North side of the road - records from the two cemetery books at the Ossipee Library. See my blog about these cemeteries for more http://nhgenealogist.com/2/archives/06-2013/1.html & see the update on that posted here
 
4. Unknown Female? [b: bet 1795-1800 via 1810 Census]
 
5. Unknown Female? [b: bet 1795-1800 via 1810 Census]
 
6. Ebenezer Smith born about Mar 27 1801 See previous blog
 
7. Ezra Smith of Ossipee, Effingham & Wolfeboro b: about Jul 10 1804 in Ossipee son of "Samuel Smith & Abbie Burleigh" d: Mar 10 1884 a79y 8m in Wolfeborough[xxviii]m: Sally Swazey b: 1802 dau of Maj John Swazey & Sally Goldsmith who also lived on the Ossipee – Wolfeborough townline[xxix]. She died in Wolfeborough, NH in 1880[xxx]. Ezra can be found on several censuses over the years in Wolfeborough & Ossipee, NH[xxxi]
                                                   Children of Ezra & Sally
      i. Calvin Smith b: a1832 d: Jun 10 1879 in Haverhill, Ma[xxxii] m: Emily Wentworth b. a1828 daughter of Isaac
         Wentworth[xxxiii] She died Sept 27 1891 in Haverhill, MA[xxxiv]
               a. Cora B. Smith b. Sep 19 1860 in Haverhill, Massachusetts[xxxv] She married Harold A. Webster in
                  Haverhill, Ma on Feb 2 1882[xxxvi]
      ii. Eliza Smith b: a1834 in Effingham, NH d: Mar 16 1884 Wolfeborough, NH[xxxvii]
     iii. Henry Jasper Smith b: a1837 died of disease in Jan 1862 while serving in the Civil War [see below].
               a. Louena/Lorrena Estella Smith b: Sept 13 1857 d: May 15, 1861 a3y 8m of an unnamed cause in
                   Haverhill, MA Her mother was Sophia S Sargent[xxxviii]. No evidence was found that they
                   married[xxxix]. Henry Married Diantha L.A. Sceggell, daughter of Moses Sceggell & Mary,
                   on Dec 7 1861 in Ossipee, NH[xl] She was b: Apr 21 1847 [see below]
 
                   Her Widow's Pension Application is # 3532; Cert# 6019. Fold3 has the file which says Co D 6th
                   NH Infantry, Sergt; Diantha L.A. Smith of Ossipee; "[He] died Jan 2, 1862, on Hospital Ship at
                   Hatevar Inlet"; "Shown by Capt of Co D have died Jan 21, 1862 of Pneumonia contracted in
                   service."; Company commanded by Samuel D. Quarles, hospital ship in Hatteras Inlet; "pneumonia
                   following an attack of measles" No children. Diantha was "aged 15 years" when they married
                   [actually she was 14] April 16 1917-  “Diantha A. Wells no title to pension as she has a husband"
                   A letter written by her says Henry 1st enlisted in Massachusetts Haverhill she thought, then
                   reenlisted 3 yrs for NH. She received a pension until Sept 1870 when she remarried, living in
                   Massachusetts Wm Wells, no income, but are dependent on our children. I have been sick for
                   more than 3 years with rheumatism & can walk with a cane only a little around the house. I shall
                   be 70 Apr 21 1917. Can I obtain the pension after that time? signed Diantha A. Wells,
                   17 Magnolia St. Malden, Ma. Marriage found for Diantha A. Smith (a23) & William T. Wells
                   (a24) Sept 7, 1870 in Freedom, NH- son of Nathaniel Wells.                                
     iv. Maria L. Smith b: 1841[xli] d: Jun 13, no year [1891?][xlii]
 
 
Researched & written by Amylynne Murphy
Copyright 2016 NHGenealogist.com

Sourcing:
[i] Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; 2nd Family Journal [not stamped directly as Valentine’s] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977; History of Newfields, NH 1638-1911 by James Hill Fitts; History of Durham NH pg 333; Janet Mackie, Durham Historical Association
[ii] New Hampshire Vital Death Record, Fruit St. Concord, NH Samuel Smith & Abigail Burleigh on Jan 9 1783 in Newmarket, NH by Nathaniel Ewer, Clergyman, reported by Newmarket, NH; Valentine Smith’s Family Journal – [which is stamped as his] in possession of Durham Historical Association donated to them by Peter Huntington Smith, South Dartmouth, MA 02748, 12 April 1977-Journal specifically mentions Abigail Burleigh & Ossipee;
[iii] History of Newfields, pg 458
[iv] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate “Benjamin Smith July 5 1792 – Oct 15 1859”; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[v]  Early Marriages of Wolfeborough listed in the History of Wolfeborough, New Hampshire,  By: Benjamin Franklin Parker, Published by the town, 1901
[vi] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate “Betsey [Smith] his wife [Benjamin] Nov 21 1793 - Oct 30 1859”; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[vii] New Hampshire Vital Death Record, Fruit St. Concord, NH, Benjamin Smith, Wolfeborough, d. 1859, a67, b. Ossipee, NH, married, Farmer, Typhoid Fever, son of Samuel Smith b. Wolfeborough, & Abigail b. Ossipee, Person reporting death Jonas W. Piper (town Clerk) reported from Wolfeborough, NH;
[viii] New Hampshire Vital Death Record, Fruit St Concord, NH, Betsey Smith, Wolfeborough 1859 a65 b. Wolfeborough Married, Farmer, Typhoid Fever, dau of John Young & Nancy both b. Wolfeborough, Reported by Jonas W. Piper (town clerk) Wolfeborough, NH; Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate “Betsey [Smith] his wife [Benjamin] Nov 21 1793 - Oct 30 1859”; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[ix]   Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate: Youngs buried there are: Zach Young* died Jan 31 1861 85yrs 11mo 22 dys, Nancy Young* a38 May 23, 1842 dau of Zachariah & Nancy Young, William B Young* d: Jan 25, 1862 25 yrs; also According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library there is also an unmarked grave that could be Nancy wife of Zachariah Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH.
[x] 1850 US Census, Wolfeborough, NH Benj’a Smith a58 Carpenter, Bety a55 William A. a32[?] Carpenter, William B. Young a13 b. MA, Zachariah Young a85 Farmer –all others b. NH
[xi] Early Marriages of Wolfeborough listed in the History of Wolfeborough, New Hampshire,  By: Benjamin Franklin Parker, Published by the town, 1901
[xii] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xiii] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xiv] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xv] According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xvi] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xvii] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xviii] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xix] Early Marriages of Wolfeborough listed in the History of Wolfeborough, New Hampshire,  By: Benjamin Franklin Parker, Published by the town, 1901
[xx] Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH visited by Amylynne Baker-Santagate; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfeborough, NH
[xxi]  Birth calculated; New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St., Concord, NH William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH-William B. Smith d: Feb 5 1864 in Ossipee 68y 5mo, married, General debility; bp of parents unknown; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library stone says 69y 4mo 19ds
[xxii] Birth calculated; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH-stone says 81yrs 6mo 10ds; New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St., Concord, NH Polly Smith d. Mar 1 1881 in Wolfeboro, NH, a82, Single, Old Age, reported by M.A. Harmon, MD Wolfeborough, NH
[xxiii] 1850 US Census in Ossipee under "Wm B." a 55, Polly a50, Lydia R. a24, Mary a17, Bradley W. a14,; 1860 US Census in Ossipee: William b. a65; Polly a 62; Mary A. a27; Bradley a24.
[xxiv] According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH
[xxv] According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH
[xxvi] According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH
[xxvii] Birth Calculated; According to Ossipee Cemetery Records at the Ossipee Public Library William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH
[xxviii] New Hampshire Vital Death Record, Fruit St. Concord, NH, Ezra Smith, Wolfeborough, d. Mar 10, 1884, a79, b. 1805 in Ossipee, NH, widowed, Farmer, Bronchitis, son of Samuel Smith & Abbie Burleigh, Occ of father: Farmer, Person reporting death MA Harmon, Ossipee, Reported from Wolfeborough, NH
[xxix] New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St. Concord, NH, Sally Smith d. 1880 Wolfeborough, a78 b. Wolfebrough, married, Housekeeper, General Debility, daughter of John Swasey & Sally, Reported by George Ham, Wolfeborough; Genealogy of the Swasey Family by Benjamin Franklin Swasey (Google books) pg156-157;
 [xxx] New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St. Concord, NH, Sally Smith d. 1880 Wolfeborough, a78 b. Wolfebrough, married, Housekeeper, General Debility, daughter of John Swasey & Sally, Reported by George Ham, Wolfeborough
[xxxi] 1840 Wolfeborough Ezra & wife are 30-39; 1m under 5; 1m 5-9; 1f 5-9; 1850 Wolfeborough Ezra is a45; Sally a48; Calvin a 18, eliza a16, Jasper a14, Maria L. a9; 1860 Ossipee Ezra a 56, Sally a57, Eliza a26, Maria L. a18;     1870 Wolfeborough Ezra a66; Sally a 68, Eliza a36;  1880 in Wolfeborough Ezra a75, Sally a77, Eliza a46, Maria L. a38
[xxxii] Massachusetts Vital Death Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org  Calvin Smith, d. Jun 10 1879, a47 8m, married, Shoe mannf, b. Wolfeboro, NH son of Ezra & Saly both b. Wolfeboro, NH, Bleeding from Ulc. of Bowels; 1865 Massachusetts Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a34 b. NH Manf; Emily Smith a33 b. NH Housekeeper; Cora B. Smith a4; 1855 Massachusetts Census, Haverhill, MA Calvin a 25, Emily a22; 1870 US Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a38, Emma Smith a39 Cora Smith a9 Maria Smith a28
[xxxiii] 1855 Massachusetts Census, Haverhill, MA Calvin a 25, Emily a22; 1865 Massachusetts Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a34 b. NH Manf; Emily Smith a33 b. NH Housekeeper; Cora B. Smith a4; Massachusetts Vital Death Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org  Emily Wentworth Smith d. Sep 27 1891 a63 b. Milton, NH widow of Calvin Smith, Housekeeper, buried Rochester, NH dau of Isaac Wentworth b. Milton, NH,
[xxxiv] Massachusetts Vital Death Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org  Emily Wentworth Smith d. Sep 27 1891 a63 b. Milton, NH widow of Calvin Smith, Housework, Chronic Intestinal Nephritis, buried Rochester, NH dau of Isaac Wentworth b. Milton, NH, [mother unknown]
[xxxv] 1865 Massachusetts Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a34 b. NH Manf; Emily Smith a33 b. NH Housekeeper; Cora B. Smith a4; 1880 US Census Haverhill, MA, Franklin St. Emily Smith a48 b. NH fa: b. NH, mo: b. NH, widowed, Cora B. a19 b. MA f: b. NH mo: b. NH; 1870 US Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a38 shoe manf, Emma Smith a39 Cora Smith a9 Maria Smith a28; Massachusetts Vital Birth Record, Haverhill, MA Cora B. Smith b. Sep 19 1860, dau of Calvin b. Wolfeborough & Emily b. Milton, NH
[xxxvi] Massachusetts Vital Marriage Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org Feb 2 1882 Cora B. Smith dau of Calvin & Emily a21 b. Haverhill to Harold A. Webster a 29 shoecutter b. Haverhill son of Ellsworth & Emily, His 2nd, her 1st, by Henry E. Barnes, Clergyman
[xxxvii] New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St Concord, NH Eliza Smith, d. Mar 16 1884 in Wolfeborough b. 1854 in Effingham, 30y 2m 1d of Pneumonia, single, dau of Ezra Smith & Sally Swasey
[xxxviii] Massachusetts Vital Birth Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org  Female Smith b. Sept 13 1857 dau of Jasper Smith & Sophia Sargent ;Massachusetts Vital Death Record, Haverhill, MA NEHGS, AmericanAncestors.org d: May 15, 1861 a3y 8m of an unnamed cause in Haverhill, MA Fa: Jasper b: Ossipee mo: Josiah S. ____ b: Haverhill
[xxxix] No marriage record was found, Sophia and her daughter were not found in 1860, 1855 Massachusetts State Census in Haverhill lists “Jasper Smith” at a boardinghouse a18; 1860 US Census in Haverhill he is a24 and in a boarding house. She is shown in Haverhill as “Miss” and “single” 1870- 1920 .
[xl] New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St. Concord, NH Dec 7 1861 in Ossipee, NH Henry J. Smith of Ossipee, NH, soldier in USA 3rd Sargent, b. Ossipee a23 son of Ezra, a Farmer b. Newmarket, NH & Sally b. Wolfeborough to Diantha L. A. Sceggell of Ossipee, NH a15 b. Ossipee dau of Moses Sceggel, a Farmer b. Ossipee  & Mary b. Berwick, ME, 1st marriage for both, by Sanborn B. Carter of Ossipee, Justice of Peace
[xli] 1870 US Census Haverhill, MA Calvin Smith a38 shoe manf, Emma Smith a39 Cora Smith a9 Maria Smith a28?
[xlii] New Hampshire Vital Records, Fruit St. Concord, NH , Jun 13 [no year] in Wolfeborough, a50, single, heart disease, dau of Ezra Smith & Sally Swasey

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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday: Israel Young Sr. & Martha Bedle of Haverhill, Amesbury, MA & Salem, NH]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2016 11:05:28 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-israel-young-sr-martha-bedle-of-haverhill-amesbury-ma-salem-nh
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The earliest record found for Israel Young Sr. is his marriage to Martha Bedle married 21 Jan 1724-25 in Amesbury, Ma
The earliest record found for Israel Young Sr. is his marriage to Martha Bedle married 21 Jan 1724-25 in Amesbury, Ma. [i] As you can see from the record, he was “of Haverhill” at the time and we can loosely gather he might have been born about 1700. Haverhill, at that time, incorporated a vastly larger area than it does today, but no record for his birth has been located.
 
Martha “Bettell” was from the Amesbury MA area, very near Haverhill, MA. She was born 10 Nov 1703 in Amesbury[ii], daughter of Robert Beedle & Ann Carr in Amesbury, MA.[iii] Her siblings all recorded in Amesbury, MA were: Anne “Bettell” b. 13 May 1707[iv]; John “Bettell” b. 2 Nov 1705[v]; Jacob “Bettell” b. 29 May 1709[vi] ; Robert “Bettel” b. 2 Nov 1714[vii] ; Judeth “Bettel” b. 30 Sep 1718[viii]; Mary “Bettell” 21 Nov 1711[ix] ; John “Bettel” b. 1 May 1721[x]; & lastly, Timothy “Bettel” b. 31 Jul 1724[xi].
 
Israel was next found in “The History of Amesbury”, pg 185 as being taxed for the preacher in the West Parish in 1726. The ‘Second Church at Amesbury Records’ via “The Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury” pg 509 further shows:
“Nov 19 1727 Martha wife of Israel Young, Ann Beetle, Mary of Abner & Jemima Whittier, Elisabeth Beedle, John & Mary of Israel & Martha Young, Reuben of Nathll & Sarah Davis”
 
Apparently, after that, Israel was rec’d to the church 16 Jun 1728 [pg 501] & Martha Young was rec’d 17 Jan 1730-31 [pg 502].
 
Essex County MA Deeds: 14 November 1729, # 59-108: Jonathan Davis of Amesbury the county of Essex Providence Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman 8 pounds in money by Israel Young of Amesbury, wheelwright, & for other considerations, me there unto moving, one acre of land lying in the township of Amesbury, originally to right of John Colby, deceased. Bounded as follows northerly upon the right of way which leads to the children’s land and westerly on ye land of said Davis and southerly upon land of Robert BEEDLE.  Dated 14 November 1729 signed Jonathan Davis.  Witnesses Thomas Colby and Daniel Sargent.  Jonathan appeared 14 April 1731.  Recorded 3 February 1731. [No sale found in Grantors, and no other Essex County deeds appear to be his]
 
Rockingham County, NH Deeds: 20 Jul 1742, # 40-21: Samuel Rowell of Methuen, yeoman, 70 pounds, from Israel Young of Methuen, carpenter. Parcel of land situate lying partly in Methuen and partly in town of Haverhill containing by estimation 20 acres and bounded as follows at the south easterly corner at a white oak tree marked (H) which is the original bound of Bartholomew Heath’s 4th Division thence westerly about 100 poles to land of my father Benoni Rowell thence by his land southerly to a stake and stones by land which was formerly John Ammy’s thence easterly of all one hundred poles to a stake and stones by common land thence northerly to bound first mentioned.  Dated 20 July 1742, signed Samuel Rowell.  Witnesses: Richard Hazzen and Nathaniel Peasle.  Samuel appeared 27 August 1746.  Recorded 25 April 1753.
 
Rockingham County, NH Deeds: 21 May 1744, # 40-20: John Rowell of Methuen in New Hampshire Husbandman for 10 pounds paid by Israel Young of Methuen, house carpenter certain tract or parcel of land in Methuen bounded as follows beginning at a stake and stones on the northerly side of the way that runs from the meeting house to Sanders mail so called it directly opposite to the bounds between my land and Joseph Davis’ thence running north 117 rods thence running east on a parallel line at each and 20 broad’s together. Dated 21 May 1744, signed John Rowell; Witnesses Abner Bayley and Abiah Peaslee; Rowell appeared 27 August 1746; Recorded 25 April 1753
 
From the common threads in these deeds we can be fairly certain they are all in the same area & to the same Israel Young. In addition, Israel Young who was listed c1741 in the History of Haverhill pg 314 in East Parish of Haverhill, MA, then also begins showing up in the Records of Salem, NH in 1741-2. One should also note at the time, parts of Salem, NH were known as Methuen, MA.[xii] [Considering Israel Jr was only 11 in 1742, we can assume this was the eldest Israel who was married to Martha.]
 
Salem NH Town Records[xiii] continue to show Israel [Sr] & also Israel Jr. beginning in 1753. Building a timeline from these records offers us the following:
 
1753-4 Tax List: Israll young & Isral young Jr
1754 Tax List: Isrell Young
1754 Tax List: “A list of such as live out of town” Isriel Young Juner, Richard Young
1754 Refrainging the charges of the ministerial rate: Isrial Young, Isrial Young Jr, Richard Young
1755 Rate & ministerial: Israel Yong, Israel Yong Jr
1756 Town & minister Rate: Israel Yong; Israel Yong Jr
1757 Under Town Rate: Israel Young; Robert Young, Israel Young Jr, Israel Young, Robert Young
1757 Minister Rate: Israel Young Jr., Israel Young, Israel Young Jr
1758 Minister Rate:  Israel Young
1758Town Rate:  Israel Young (2); Robert Young
1759 Tax List: Israel Young Jr, Israel Young & Robert Young
1760 [1st half of year] Isrel Youg Jr, Isrel Youg [last mention of Sr.], Robart Youg, Richard Youg,
1760 [2nd half of year] Israel Youg Jr, Widow Martha Youg, Robart Young, Richard Youg
 
From this is seems clear the elder Israel died in 1760 in Salem, NH. While this is not on a typical record, it is pretty conclusive. One should also note Widow Martha is not listed again after 1760 either. No will was found in NH Provincial Papers, Rockingham County or Essex County, MA. Also, just for the sake of mentioning it, nothing was found in either of these sources either: Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol 16 Salem, MA 1859, or Byram, History of the First Baptist Church, Salisbury & Amesbury, 1860.
 
So, from this research we can guess Israel Sr., wheelwright/Carpenter was likely born c1700 in the area of Haverhill, MA or southern New Hampshire, but no record for his birth or parentage has ever been found by any researcher.
 
The consensus of other researchers is that he was likely a grandson of John Young who was killed by Natives on 10 Jun 1697 & was married to Sarah Wadleigh. The names in the family do certainly indicate a similarity more than other lines. Although, I strongly hesitate to completely concur without some further evidence.
 
John Young of Exeter did have a son named Israel b. c1680 & that Israel rec’d land grants as noted in the History of Exeter by Bell for his service at Oyster River from 3 Aug – 31 Aug 1696 & was alive in 1702 when he witnessed a RC deed for his mother Sarah. This may or may not be the same Israel who m: Elizabeth Stevens & lived in Exeter simultaneously to our Israel being married to Martha. Israel & Elizabeth [Stevens] are found in the deeds in Rockingham County, NH as being of Exeter. So far, that couple’s children, if any, appear to be unknown.
 
John & Sarah (Wadleigh), also had a son John who was killed in 1704 & married to Mary. Their children are unknown as well. Personally, I think this is the strongest possibility given our Israel names his two oldest children Mary & John, and yet, are there more common names than John & Mary? No.
 
Therefore, it is definitely uncertain & his parentage may well never be known.
 
                                       Children of Israel Young & Martha Bedle
1. Mary Young b: 20 Aug 1725 in Amesbury, MA. [xiv] m: Benoni Rowell Jr 28 Sep 1742.[xv] Rix says baptized 19 Nov 1727 in Salisbury Church, but it was not found in Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol 16 Salem, MA 1859, pg 157, “Records of the First Church at Salisbury, Mass, 1687-1754”
               i. Asa Rowell b. 4 Jun 1743 in Salem, NH.[xvi]
              ii. Jacob Rowell b. 1 Mar 1747 in Salem, NH. [xvii]
             iii. Israel Rowell b. 24 Jul 1753 Salem, NH.[xviii]
             iv. James Rowell b. 3 Jun 1763 in Salem, NH. [xix]

2. John Young b: 8 Nov 1726 in Amesbury, MA. [xx] Rix says baptized on 19 Nov 1727 in Salisbury Church, but this record was not found in Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol 16 Salem, MA 1859, pg 157, “Records of the First Church at Salisbury, Mass, 1687-1754”.
 
John m: 7 Oct 1746 to Susannah Getchel. [xxi] She was b. 2 Feb 1727-8 in Haverhill, MA, dau of Nathaniel and (Susanna (Ladd) “Gatchwell” [Getchel].[xxii] Nathaniel Getchel’s will made July 4 1753 mentions his daughter Susanna Young. [xxiii] It should be noted while Rix implies this will identifies her as “of Haverhill” this does not seem to be the case in the transcribed copy. Further, his notes are rather confusing on regarding Susanna’s name & her mother’s name.
 
John Young Esq. of Hanover, NH did in fact have a will recorded in Grafton County NH Probate Court. [xxiv] The will names wife Thedora & her little daughter Polly, sons: Samuel, John, Jesse, Joshua, Caleb, David, Joseph & Benjamin; Daughters: Susanna Wasson, Triphheny Wheelock, Ruth, Betsey, Lucy & Polly. Dated 10 Nov 1784. Witnesses John Smith, Joseph Lee & Lake [?] Coffeen. John & Joseph testified to the court this document was signed by John Young, Esq. on 9 Jul 1785.
 
There is a Rockingham County deed 106-179 in which John Young of Haverhill purchases 80 acres of land from Oliver & Timothy Sanders of Salem, NH, dated 18 Apr 1752, which is adjacent to land that “said Young” bought from Micah Amy. There is no deed for land between Micah Amy & John Young, but there is a deed between Israel Young [Jr] & Micah Amy which John Young witnessed. This does indirectly imply that John & Israel could be very closely related. I did not see a deed for the sale of that land from John Young in Rockingham County, NH. Essex County, MA.
 
Essex County, MA deeds do show quite a few transactions for John Young of Haverhill, Joiner, & Susanna his wife. These deeds are: 116-54;131-180; 131-181;122-205;122-206;130-163;130-164; 132-186 & 134-191 which is particularly interesting as it is named as the “West Parish of Haverhill” and states “my farm”, with dwelling house, barn, cyder mill & horse shed. Butted by highway from Haverhill to Derry by land of Jeremiah Emerson, heirs of Sam’l Haseltine, James Webster. Also 5 acres opposite the house butted by Stephen Webster. “The whole farm well walled in”. Signed by both John & Susanna Young on 23 Jan 1776. It goes on to state “Capt John Young appeared” 30 Jan 1776 & it was recorded 24 Apr 1776. [xxv]
 
It does seem likely he was the son of Israel & Martha from the area in which these land deeds indicate. Personally though, I’d feel much better if we had an indication of his age in addition to this. His grave is said to be at Dartmouth College but most notations indicate 1787, not 1785. I have put in a request on FindaGrave for a photo of the grave, as well as the others buried with him.
 
Said to have removed to Libson, NH c1776, prior to Hanover, NH where he lived when he passed in 1785.Because he is not actually the focus of my research I did not look into deeds from the Libson, NH area, but one should if he is their focus.
 
                                                 Children of John & Susanna
             i. Samuel Young b. 19 July 1747 Haverhill [xxvi]m: 1st Hannah Emerson 15 Feb 1770[xxvii]
            ii. John Young b. Feb 1748-9.[xxviii] Rix states “was prob. born in Wells ME at the home of his wife’s parents, in 1747” Which really doesn’t make sense to me at all and again I think it is a case of his notes getting mixed up. John m: Elizabeth Bayley/Bailey 26 Jul 1768.[xxix]
           iii. Jesse Young b. 3 Jan 1751[xxx]
           iv. Susannah Young b. 17 Sep 1752[xxxi] d. 4 Oct 1752[xxxii]
            v. Nathaniel Young b. 19 Sep 1753[xxxiii]
           vi. Joshua Young b. 26 Sep 1755[xxxiv]
          vii. David Young 6 Sep 1759[xxxv]
          viii. Susanah Young 11 Mar 1761[xxxvi]
           ix. Tryphene 20 Dec 1762[xxxvii]
           x. Sarah Young 30 Apr 1764[xxxviii] d. 2 Sept 1765[xxxix]
          xi. Ruth Young 16 Nov 1765[xl]
         xii. Joseph Young b. 8 Jul 1767[xli]
        xiii. Betee 6 May 1769 [xlii]
        ixv. Benjamin Young b. 28 Feb 1771[xliii]
        xv. Lucey Young 11 Oct 1772[xliv]
                                            Second wife Thedora Wheelock,
                           dau of Eleazer Wheelock, Pres of Dartmouth College
         xvi. Polly Young b. c1780 probably in or near Hanover, NH
                                                                                                                                   
3. Israel Young b: 22 Dec 1728 in Amesbury, MA. [xlv] Rix states baptized 22 Dec 1728 in Salisbury Church but this was not found in Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol 16 Salem, MA 1859, pg 157, “Records of the First Church at Salisbury, Mass, 1687-1754”

4. Israel Young b: 1 Sept 1731 in Amesbury, MA. [xlvi] Rix states baptized on 5 Sep 1731 at Amesbury Church, but I did not find a source for this. See Israel’s Sketch here

5. Richard Young 26 May 1734 in Amesbury, MA. [xlvii]

6. Robert Young records conflict on Roberts birth, so it is unclear if there were perhaps 2 and one died, or perhaps one is a baptism, but Amesbury, MA records state b: 3 Apr 1737 [xlviii] and Haverhill Records state b. Dec. 22, 1736.[xlix] Rix states that he was born in Haverhill 22 Dec 1736 & baptized in Salisbury Church on 3 Apr 1737, but again was not found in Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol 16 Salem, MA 1859, pg 157, “Records of the First Church at Salisbury, Mass, 1687-1754”. At this point I’m thinking it is perhaps a different church in Salisbury.
 
He married Elizabeth _______ , poss. m.n. Dinsmore, based on their son John’s middle name, but a marriage record was not found. Robert got himself in some hot water in Salem, NH but eventually made it through fairly unscathed.[l]
 
Rix states he lived 1st at Salem, later Libson NH, was called Uncle Robert by his nephews who settled in Libson. & he finally removed to Canada and became lost. However, I saw zero evidence of this and his trail seems to be pretty consistent throughout his life in the Salem & Pelham NH area. Robert died 15 Oct 1818 a82 in Pelham, NH. Elizabeth’s dower was set off 6 Jan 1826 in HC Probate #10344. She died 21 Sept 1826 a84, & both are buried in Pelham Center (Atwood) Cemetery, Pelham, NH.[li] RC Deed 96-64, dated 8 May 1769, Robert buys 100acres from Timothy Bedell which abuts Joseph Harris; Benoni Rowell; & the road to the land of Joshua Bayley. etc.
        i. Hannah Young b. 27 Nov 1761 Salem, NH.[lii]
       ii. John Dinsmore Young b. 27 Sep 1763 Salem, NH.[liii] d. Haverhill 19 Jun 1846 a83.[liv]
      iii. Jannette Young b. 19 Apr 1765 Salem, NH.[lv]  “Jane” b. c1766 D. 29 Mar 1845 age 79 Haverhill, MA b. New Salem NH unmarried.[lvi]
      iv. Allen Young b. c1766 m: 17 Jan 1790 in Methuen, MA Sarah/Sally Mors/Morse.[lvii] He died prior to 25 Oct 1825-HC probate# 10343. She died 16 Jun 1861 at 95 & is buried in Pelham Centre Cemetery.[lviii] His grave does not appear to be marked if it was there. Either his or his son Allen’s house is on Ledge Rd in Pelham & listed under Pelham’s Historical houses. See RC Deed 246-477 for confirmation of his father.
               a. Sarah Young m: David Wilson 22 Nov 1812 in Pelham, NH.[lix] She died 8 Jan 1877 age 86 y 11mo & He died 22 Jul 1832 age 57. Both buried in Pelham, NH.[lx]
               b. Tryphena Young b. 15 Oct 1792 in Pelham, NH.[lxi] m: John Burt of Andover, MA 1 Dec 1815 in Pelham, NH.[lxii]
               c. Hannah Young b. 7 Jan 1795 in Pelham, NH. [lxiii] m: Ebenezer Woodbury Jr. of Salem 14 Apr 1814 in Pelham, NH. [lxiv] They became guardians of Allen & Melinda minors over 14 yrs on 30 May 1826 Probate# 10345
               d. Lucinda Young * b. 16 Jan 1797 in Pelham, NH. [lxv] m: John Bodwell of Methuen 22 Dec 1818 in Methuen, MA.[lxvi]
              e. Richard Young * b. 8 Jan 1800 in Pelham, NH. [lxvii]
              f. Elizabeth Young b. 19 Jun 1802 in Pelham, NH.[lxviii] m: Samuel Bailey 28 Jul 1821 in Salem,MA.[lxix] She died 21 Aug 1897 in Pelham, NH.[lxx]
              g. John Young *b. 4 Feb 1805 in Pelham, NH. [lxxi]
              h. Melinda Young b. 13 Oct 1807 in Pelham, NH. [lxxii] m: John Bryant Jr. 1 May 1829 [Int 11 Apr] in Salem, MA. [lxxiii]
              i. Allen Young [Jr] b. 7 June 1810 in Pelham, NH. [lxxiv] m: 1st Mariah* Bryant on 23 Aug 1832 in Salem, MA. [lxxv]  She died 16 Jan 1863 a52.[lxxvi] He m: 2nd Susan F. ______ 20 Oct 1878 a72.[lxxvii] He d. 24 Aug 1883 age 74.[lxxviii]
 
                      *Baptized Pelham Congregational Church. All on 1 Aug 1815 with the
                                exception of Maria, Allen Jr’s wife who was bapt 1 Nov 1840.

7. Joshua Young bpt 28 Sept 1740 in Amesbury, MA “P. R. 1”. [lxxix] Joshua, s. Israel and Martha (Bedel) b. 7 Nov 1739 in Haverhill, Ma. [lxxx]

8. Martha Young b. 7 May 1742 Salem, NH.[lxxxi]  b. Haverhill 7 Jan 1741-2. [lxxxii] Some say she may have never married & be in Hancock VT in 1850, but she would be 109 yrs old which does not seem realistic to me.

9. Judith Young b. May 12 1745 Salem, NH. [lxxxiii]
 


[i] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 515; Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Marriages, Vol, 2 pg 343 “before 1736”
[ii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[iii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 285
[iv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32;
[v] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[vi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[vii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[viii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[ix] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 33
[x] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 32
[xi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA;
[xii] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xiii] “Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3” & “Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910” both found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option.
[xiv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265
[xv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xvi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xvii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xviii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xix] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xx] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pg 265
[xxi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Marriages, Vol, 2 pg 343
[xxii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pg 135.
[xxiii] “Maine: Early Wills”, York County, Maine Wills pg 428 via AmericanAncestors.org
[xxiv] “Probate Records 1773-1814 vol 1-2”, pgs 118-119 Grafton County Probate Records via FamilySearch.org Image 66of 698  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WH-2SX9?mode=g&i=65&wc=M799-PNL%3A347814701%2C347822401%3Fcc%3D2040537&cc=2040537 
[xxv] “Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986” via FamilySearch.org https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89ZZ-BQWT?owc=MCB2-8WL%3A361613201%3Fcc%3D2106411&wc=MCBG-Y6X%3A361613201%2C361981801%3Fcc%3D2106411&cc=2106411
[xxvi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxvii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Marriages, Vol, 2 pg 343
[xxviii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxix] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Marriages, Vol, 2 pg 343
[xxx] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Deaths, Vol, 2 pg 499
[xxxiii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxiv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxvi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxvii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxviii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xxxix] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Deaths, Vol, 2 pg 499
[xl] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xli] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1,  pgs 326-27.
[xlii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xliii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xliv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[xlv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265
[xlvi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265
[xlvii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265
[xlviii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265 indicates: “P. R. 1” – “Copy of Rev. Paine Wingate’s record of Baptisms of Second Congregational Church, now in Merrimac, now in possession of Prof. Charles F. Richardson of Dartmouth College.”
[xlix] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pg 326-27
[l] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH, pg 249
[li] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf
[lii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[liii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[liv] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Deaths, Vol, 2 pg 499
[lv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lvi] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Deaths, Vol, 2 pg 499
[lvii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1909, Topfield, MA
[lviii] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf 
[lix] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lx] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, pg 34 http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf
[lxi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxiii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxiv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxvi] "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch
[lxvii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxviii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxix] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxx] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxiii] "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch
[lxxiv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxv] "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch
[lxxvi] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf
[lxxvii] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf
[lxxviii] Pelham Historical Society via “Gravestone Inscriptions All Cemeteries Earliest to 1906”, Typed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, NHSOG, Computer indexed by Karen Genoter, http://www.pelhamnhhistory.org/library/pdffiles/volume3/Pelham_NHGR.pdf
[lxxix] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849”, 1913 Topfield, MA, pg 265 indicates: “P. R. 1” – “Copy of Rev. Paine Wingate’s record of Baptisms of Second Congregational Church, now in Merrimac, now in possession of Prof. Charles F. Richardson of Dartmouth College.”
[lxxx] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pg 326-27
[lxxxi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1910, Topfield, MA, Births Vol. 1, pgs 326-27.
[lxxxiii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch

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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday - Israel Young Jr & Elizabeth Clark, as well as Molly / Mary Harris of Salem & Manchester NH]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:29:07 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-israel-young-jr-elizabeth-clark-as-well-as-molly-mary-harris-of-salem-manchester-nh
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Joshua’s Birth as written in the original Derryfield Town Records available online via the FamilySearch catalog.
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Some more of the births of Israel & Molley’s children as recorded in the original Derryfield Town Records available online via the FamilySearch catalog
                       So who were Hezekiah Young’s parents, siblings & grandparents?
 
Indirect evidence seems to indicate it is probable that Israel Young Jr & Elizabeth Clark of Salem, NH were his parents, yet sadly direct evidence of this has not been found.
 
Indirect evidence includes Hezekiah naming one of his daughters Elizabeth Clark Young, as well as common thread in other children’s names, Hezekiah first purchases land from Nathaniel Merrill in Manchester, NH (his probable brother-in-law), other Hillsborough County deeds that contain both Hezekiah’s name & James Young (probable brother), & Israel Young (his likely father) & his 2nd wife Molly who was the aunt of Hezekiah's wife, among other things. See the blog on Hezekiah here.
 
I’d be lying though if I said it doesn’t bother me that Hezekiah’s oldest son was named John, & he does not seem to have named a child Israel at all. I want to be perfectly clear that while this is the direction the evidence seems to lead - It is by no means concrete.
 
As if Hezekiah wasn’t complicated enough, it appears that when Elizabeth (Clark) Young died (of which there is no record), Israel married Molly/Mary Harris and they moved to Derryfield, NH, now Manchester. Further it is stated by some researchers that Israel had three marriages, which gave him 23 sons & several daughters.[i] In this work l will prove one of those marriages to be false, & show that I find 17 children, 12 of whom are sons & 5 are daughters.
 
It does seem, it is entirely possible the two marriages to Elizabeth & Mary/Molley were for the same man. Originally I was thinking, may the man you married Mary Harris was a son by the name born to Israel & Elizabeth Clark. In that case, he would probably have been born c1756-58 & the 1800 census in Derryfield, NH would back that up with the indication of his age. However, now I’m thinking, if there was a son Israel born in that time period he would have been a Revolutionary Soldier at one point as well…and there is no record of an Israel from Salem being one. So, I have to say this, and other things, are making me lean toward it being true that the same man married both Elizabeth Clark & Mary Harris.
 
As you can see from that opening, there is much to be sorted out here. Be sure not to take what is found here out of context as we walk through & try to figure out what seems to make the most sense.
 
Let’s take one Israel at a time and build a timeline...
 
                               Israel Young Jr.] & Elizabeth Clark of Salem, NH
 
Israel Young Jr] was born to Israel Young & Martha Beddle and his birth was recorded as Israel Young b: 1 Sept 1731 in Amesbury, MA.[ii]  He married Elizabeth Clark who was without doubt the daughter of Edward Clark Jr & Ruth Kelly recorded in Methuen as “Elezebath, d. Edward, jr. and Ruth, Jan. 15, 1736-7”. She had siblings Sarah b. 12 May 1739; Mehettabal, b. 18 Apr 1744 & Edward b. 3 Aug 1746. [iii] We’ll get into his siblings in the next blog. You can see it here:
 
It seems we can be fairly certain Israel & Elizabeth married before 1756 due to the birth of their oldest known child, Edward Clark Young,[iv] but no marriage record was found in the vital records of Salem or any surrounding town such as Methuen, Haverhill, Amesbury, Salisbury, Windham, or Londonderry.
 
The first record found for an “Israel Young Jr” is Rockingham County Deed 40-19 from 9 Apr 1753 from Micah Amy of Haverhill, yeoman, three hundred fifty pounds old tenor paid by Israel Young Jr. “of town aforesaid” [being Haverhill] …one certain parcel of land in Salem, containing by estimation 37 acres more or less.
Bounded as follows: beginning at the southeast corner by a stake & stones by land of Jonathan Corliss thence running westerly about thirty poles to a stake & stones thence running westerly baring a little to the north about thirty poles to a stake & stones thence running baring little to the north to a small walnut tree with stone about it about forty poles thence running north by Dary line so called about fifty five poles to a stake & stones thence running east about Eighty Six poles to a stake & stones thence running south about ninety eight poles to the bounds first mentioned, it being part of Thomas Davis’s twelfth lott in the fourth division of Haverhill”.

Witnesses were Benoni Rowell Jr. & John Young. Micah Amy appeared 10 Apr 1753; Recorded 25 Apr 1753. In 1759 he sells it back to Micah Amy on deed 89-239, & no other record seems to reference this property. The wording on this deed is a little unusual in that it states:
said Israel Young Jr his heirs & assigns shall and may from time to time & at all times forever hereafter by force & virtue of the presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the said promised & bargained premises with the appurt free & clear, & freely & clearly deposed commerated & discharged of from all & all manner of former or other gifts grants bargainables leases mortgages wills entails Jointures Dowers Judgements Executions or Incumbances of what name or nature soever that might in any measure or decree obstruct or make void this present deed.
 
Also in 1753, he begins to show up on the Salem Tax List, along with his father. This is mentioned in the History of Salem by Gilbert on pg 161, but they may be further seen in full context on LDS Film titled Salem Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3 & Salem Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910. Both can be viewed online at FamilySearch.org under the catalog option.
 
1754 lists Israel Young Jr. on “A list of such as live out of town”, as well as the list refraining the charges of the ministerial rate. The 1755 tax & ministerial rates list him on the in town tax lists. In 1756 the records show “March 31, 1756—voted to “ ‘except ye rod layd out from ashbe (Ashby's) to winhah line’ also ‘the rod layd out from ye rod that goes by Samuel Sandres to the old brig By timothy bells corne so over the hill Northly to Isrel Young Jrs house’ ”. [v] Gilbert who quotes the records goes on to say “Both these roads were in the vicinity of Policy Pond, but their exact location is unknown.” [vi] Policy Pond, by the way is now known as Canobie Lake.
 
As mentioned previously, Rockingham County Deed 89-239 dated 26 Mar 1759, recorded 30 Oct 1765 disperses the same property purchased in 1753 on Deed 40-19.
Israel Young Jr. of Salem and the province of New Hampshire in New England yeoman for the sum of 293 pounds old tenure paid by Micah Amy of Salem, yeoman.  A certain tract or parcel of land lying in the town of Salem containing about 36 acres and 100 rods be the same or less bounded as follows beginning at the northwest corner at a stake and stones thence south about 51 rods to a small walnut tree marked by said Amey’s land thence south easterly by his land about 95 rods to a stake and stones thence about north “by the twelve Rod way so called” about 92 rods to a stake and stones thence about west about 80 rods [?] to first mentioned. Signed Israel Young Junr [no wife mentioned] The deed was witnessed by Robert Young & Thomas Little. Israel appeared on 6 Jun 1765.

Israel & his father both sign petitions in 1759, & are on church pew records in 1760. Then they are also both listed on the Town & Minister Rate lists in 1757, 1758, 1759 & 1760. The latter year’s list in the fall of 1760, omits his father, & “widow Martha Youg” replaces him, only being noted this one time in any records. Israel Sr is never mentioned either after 1760. [vii]
 
Therefore, thus far, it seems reasonable to suppose the following:
  • The property he gained from Amy was not Israel Jr’s permanent/fulltime residence in 1753-54, and he likely moved entirely from the residence in 1759.
  • This may or may not be the property near Policy Pond, further research  would need to be done.
  • His father died sometime between the Spring – Fall of 1760.
  • Martha could have well died shortly thereafter in 1760-1 as she is never noted again.
  • Israel could very well have moved to his father’s residence to aid in his parent’s support & care, eventually inheriting the property.
 
After 1760, the tax lists consistently name Israel [Jr] for the years 1761 – 1777. He also appears on the Association Test in 1776, & on the Soldier Rate List in 1777.[viii] Elizabeth was not found directly or indirectly after the birth of Hezekiah c1775.
 
Rix states Israel first married a Maria & they had a Joshua born 13 May 1745.[ix] This clearly has to be an error as Israel Jr. would only have been 14 at the time. Further it seems that the record he is referencing was actually for Israel Jr.’s sister Judith, not Joshua, b. 13 May 1745 & the parents were Israel & Martha, not Maria.[x]
 
Let’s now discuss the evidence for children of Israel Young [Jr] & Elizabeth Clark. After that, we’ll discuss more of Rix’s theories on others.
 
Confirmed Children of Israel Young [Jr] & Elizabeth Clark
 
1. Edward "Clark" Young b: 10 Oct 1756 in Salem, NH.[xi] m: Ruth Haseltine Jan 27, 1780 Salem, NH. [xii] They are found on the following US Censuses: 1790 Derryfield NH; 1800 Weare, NH; 1810 Bridgewater VT; 1820 Rochester VT; 1840 Rochester, VT. He was a Revolutionary Soldier from Salem, NH & received his pension Jan 25, 1820. The last payment was made to Burlington VT. He died there 2 Apr 1841. There is a lot of information published on this man & his family which I have not looked into or confirmed further than this, except to say he can be found in the NARA pension files on Fold3.com.

2. James Young b: 6 ___ 1758 in Salem, NH. [xiii] He died on Mar 20, 1815 in Manchester of Spotted Fever age 55 [1760 calc] per the notice posted in Farmer's Cabinet, April 8, 1815, pg 3, but His Hillsborough County probate #10340 was first filed 5 Mar 1815 according to Vol 19 pg 318. So something is amiss. His widow declined admin & Israel Young of Manchester, yeoman, was appointed administrator 12 Apr 1815 Vol 27 pg 15. James’s widow is named as Lydia & she rec’d an allowance of 85.00 on 12 Apr 1812 for support of life Vol 18 pg 512. Later she rec’d a dower in Vol 25 Pg 236. It seems that was later revoked due to insolvency of the estate Vol 14 Pg 199. License to sell property is noted in Vol 20 Pg 107 & his inventory Vol 22 Pg 616. Claims against the estate include Hezekiah Young, Israel Young & Peter Young Vol 14 Pg 363.
    There is no direct indication of the relationship between Israel & James, or his heirs in the volumes or the deeds outlined below. There may or may not be more information in the actual docket file as I only looked at the volumes & pages available on FamilySearch.org under the catalog. I highly suspect that Israel was James’s son, as he was probably about 20 yrs old at the time. James’s father Israel was likely dead or near death by then.
     Hillsborough County Deeds show the following transactions for the estate of James Young:
1817 117-296 Israel, Manchester, yeoman, adm of the estate of James to Samuel P. Kidder, Manchester, Esq., 325.00, bounded by John Harwoods old Chester line, 64 acres, reserving the right of dower as sett off to the widow, highest bidder auction at house of Capt John Dwinell Manchester 8 Dec 1815, also one undivided 17th part of lot 49 being known by the name of the Tarr [?] kiln lott so called. Dated 27 Dec 1815, Witnesses Ebenezer Hacket & Robert Hall
1817 117-298 Israel Young from Samuel P Kidder 117-298 – 5.00 64 acres, farm of James Young, sold to Kidder same day – 27 Dec 1815 Witness Ebenr Hacket & Rob’t Hall
1817 117-299 Israel Young to Joseph Young of Manchester, 300.00, farm formerly owned by James Young, 64 acres. Witnesses: Wm Wallace & James Parker, dated 31 Dec 1816.
As you may have noticed, these are all for the same piece of property.
      The Dickey Genealogy lists several children of James Young & Martha Hall, who is said to be the same James & presumably his first wife. I have not really looked into confirming these with the exception of my underlined notes. Further research should be done in the records to confirm or deny any of this. That said, in that book their children are listed as:
        i. Israel Young b. c1795, m: Esther Stevens 12 Oct 1820 in Manchester, NH. [xiv] He died 13 May 1848 in Londonderry NH, and she died 19 Oct 1868 after having married Amos Griffin of Methuen, MA. It seems he starts popping up in Derryfield/Manchester Town Records c1813 & there are several deeds in Hillsborough County, some include Esther others do not.
        ii. Jane Young m: Taylor Southwick. I will say about this, the HC deeds I saw name her as a singlewoman. So if she married it was after the deeds I happen to remember seeing.
        iii. Mary Young
        iv. John Young  b. 16 Feb 1796 m: Edna C. Saunders. He died 6 May 1843. She d. 19 Sep 1859
         v. Jonathan Young – said to have gone to Maine
         vi. Daniel Young

3. Elisabeth Young b: 1 Dec 1760 Salem, NH.[xv] [I did not see anything for her, but I didn’t look that hard.]

4. Levenne Young b: Apr 1763 Salem, NH.[xvi] [I did not see anything for her, but I didn’t look that hard.]

5. Mary Young b. _____, no date recorded in Manchester, NH. [xvii] m: Nathaniel Merrill on 15 Feb 1785 in Manchester, NH.[xviii] Due to the date of marriage we can likely assume she was born no later than 1770 which would place her actual birth in Salem, NH, and her parents as Israel & Elizabeth vs Israel & Mary as the record in Manchester states. Rix has her birth as 1 Dec 1766 but no sourcing. It would seem she may have died fairly young as Nathaniel is said to have a second wife with whom he had two children. Nathaniel & Mary’s children according to Rix, but unconfirmed by me, are:
         i. Lovinia Merrill
        ii. Israel Merrill
       iii. Mehitable Merrill
       iv. Ezekial Merrill
        v. Nathaniel Merrill

6. Jonathan Young b. c1771-3 m: Mary/Polly Perram/Perham 25 Dec 1794 in Goffstown, NH.[xix] She died Feb 21,1828 age 49 & was buried in Center Cemetery, Manchester, NH. He died 26 Apr 1829 age 56 & was buried with his wife. [xx] Also see Hillsborough County Probate Files 10348 & 10349. Their children were:
        i. William Young 27 Feb 1795.[xxi]
        ii. Betsey Clerk Young b. 9 Jan 1797. [xxii]
       iii. Edward Young 6 Apr 1799. [xxiii] See HC Deeds re Estate of Jonathan Young: 167-362; 169-140; 170-483; 170-489; 173-414; 175-152, maybe more. I don’t have copies but saw them in the Grantor Index. Also 159-153 & 166-62.
       iv. Cyrus Young 11 May 1801. [xxiv]
        v. Jonathan Young 9 Apr 1803. [xxv]
       vi. Mary P. Young b. bef 1815. [xxvi]
      vii. Levina G. Young b. bef 1815. [xxvii]
     viii. Rev. James Moor Young b. bef 1815.[xxviii] He died 30 Nov 1884 in Manchester, NH. [xxix] There is more in the History of Windham, NH by Morrison & The Dickey Family Genealogy, but it needs to be confirmed with records.
       iv. Joanna M. Young aft 1815. [xxx]
        v. Joseph H. Young aft 1815. [xxxi]
       vi. Israel Young b. after 1815. [xxxii]

7. David Young b. c April 1773 [calc from gravestone] He m 1st Susannah Chamberlain in Manchester 7 Sep 1797 in Londonderry, NH. [xxxiii] She died 13 Apr 1810 in Landaff, NH [xxxiv] & he m2nd: Hannah Eastman in Bath, NH 4 Feb 1811. [xxxv] Buried Landaff Center Cemetery, Landaff, NH, marker states “David Young died May 10 1865 AE 92 1mo”. No death record was found at NHVR. Records were found for the following children:
        i. Moses Davis Young b. 27 Feb 1798 in Derryfield, NH. [xxxvi]
       ii. William Young b. 28 Oct 1800 in Derryfield, NH. [xxxvii]
       iii. Keziah Young b. c 1804 m: _______Snow d. 7 May 1869 in Landaff, NH. [xxxviii]
       iv. Hannah Young b. 1806 in Landaff, NH m: ______Eastman d. 16 Nov 1884 in Newbury, Vermont, age 78y 4mo 19 days. [xxxix]
                                    2nd wife:
        v. Hiero Young b. 21 Mar 1811 in Landaff, NH. [xl] 
       vi. Archimades Young b. 7 Nov 1812 in Landaff, NH. [xli] 
      vii. Sally Young b. 30 May 1814 in Landaff, NH. [xlii]
     viii. Israel Young b. 29 Mar 1816 in Landaff, NH. [xliii]  m: 27 Sep 1844 Mary Ann G B Young, daughter of Hezekiah Young of Manchester, NH.[xliv]
       ix. Betsey Young b. 20 Aug 1818 in Landaff, NH. [xlv]
        x. Mary Young b. 7 Jul 1822 Landaff, NH. [xlvi]

8. Hezekiah Young b. c1775 - See previous blog here
 
Rix also believed there were also the following,[xlvii] but he does not source any of it. I cannot confirm or deny, but I have not seen anything that supports this. David Young b. b. 9 Mar 1755 [who if their son at all died young apparently as a later David was born]; Israel Young b. _____ m. in Bath, 21 Nov 1793 Hannah Bedel; Susan Young b. 21 Nov 1770
 
This is when things start getting really complicated as far as sorting out Israel. Rix states that tradition tells us he had three wives, 23 sons & several daughters.[xlviii] We already know the “first marriage” tradition is false, having discussed it prior in this blog. His real first marriage was above & now we will delve into the last.
 
It is said in numerous secondary sources that the same Israel married Mary [Molly] Harris about 1777 in Salem, NH.[xlix] The History of Salem, NH states about 1777,[l] and NH Vital Records states “No date given”. It would appear Mary/Molly Harris was the daughter of Joseph & Joanna Harris of Salem, NH b. 16 Aug 1751 in Salem, NH[li], which incidentally makes her the aunt of Hezekiah’s wife Sarah Harris. There is no doubt that this marriage existed, the question really is if this is the same Israel or a son by the same name that has been confused.
 
Therefore, let’s pick up in Salem, NH where we left off. Only one Israel appears in the records from 1761-1777.[lii] While there are mentions of the two older sons Edward Clark & James, there is no mention of another Israel in town records or as serving in the Revolutionary War. This can lead us to believe that if there was a son Israel he was born later than 1760, and then he would probably be too young to marry Mary Harris before 1777. So…it’s looking like this was in fact the same man & he just married a woman 20 yrs younger. This could be feasible I guess if she was then 26 yrs old and afraid she would end up an Old Maid/Spinster, or perhaps she just loved him with all her heart, who knows. I hate to be cynical, so I’ll believe the latter as a real possibility. 
 
That leaves the only real contraction to this, from what I have found, is that the 1800 Census shows a man of the age of 26-44, not 45+. This could just be an error, but it nags at me nonetheless. Truth is, I don’t know what the real situation here is. I can only report what the evidence shows or doesn’t show.
 
The first record found that confirms Israel & “Molley” as a couple is Rockingham County Deed 109-401, dated 3 Mar 1777.
 
 “We, Israel Young & Molley his wife of Salem in the County of Rockingham & in the State of New Hampshire in New England, yeoman…..Two hundred Seventy & two pounds lawful money…..paid by Thomas Runnels of Methuen in the County of Essex & State of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman…..to Thomas Runnells & to his heirs& assigns forever a certain piece of land lying in Salem aforesaid containing thirty acres by measure. Also a piece of meadow land lying in the town aforesaid containing about seven acres be the same more or less said land bounded as follow….Beginning at the southwest corner by a black oak thence by land of John Allens thence west one hundred & twenty pools [poles] to a pine marked by land of Simeon Johnsons thence northerly by said Johnson’s and forty pools [poles?] to a stake & stones by land of Israel Woodbury & thence east by said land one hundred & twenty five rods to a stake & stones by land of John Allens thence southerly forty poles to the bound first mentioned. Said meadow bounded as followeth…beginning at the north___ corner by hittee brook, thence westerly by said brook to Daniel Massey’s southwest corner bound of his meadow thence northerly by said Massey’s meadow to Samuel Barber’s meadow, thence westerly by said Barber’s meadow to the upland thence southerly by the upland to Samuel Berber’s meadow then easterly by said Barber’s meadow to said brook then by the brook to the [bend/end/?] thence easterly by the ___that leads to Sam’l Johnson’s till it comes to John Smith (^ &Joseph Smith’s) land to the bounds first mentioned.”….Witnesses Ephraim [Clark?] & Daniel Gordon. Israel appeared 26 Mar 1777; Recorded 12 Nov 1777.
After that, it was found that Israel was still on the Tax Lists in Salem for the years of 1778 & 1779.[liii] This Israel would then be about 48 years old. Simultaneously the first recorded child of this couple is in the Salem births as 25 Dec 1778 in Salem, NH.[liv]
 
Beginning in 1780 Israel is no longer listed on the Salem Tax Lists but instead shows up in Windham, NH in 1779 & 1780,[lv] but is never found again there after that.
 
Shortly thereafter or at about the same time, they start show up in Derryfield, NH, now Manchester, NH on the 1780 tax List.[lvi] The first Hillsborough County Deed for Israel is # 10-73 dated 25 March 1780 when he purchases from Asail Smith & Mark Doty, both of Derryfield for 400 bushels of merchantable Indian corn. On that deed, it states Israel Young of Windham. It states the land was originally in the town of Chester, but is now Derryfield and begins at the sw corner by Lot 23. Witnesses on the deed are Elisha Woodbury & Robt Young.
 
In March 1781 Israel is voted Hog Reever, & in 1782 Tithingman.[lvii] Invariably, this is when several will wonder…What are Hog Reevers & Tithingmen?
 
A Hog Reever was a town elected position for the man who was in charge of gathering escaped livestock & bring them to the town pound to be collected by their owners. They also collected the fines from owners, assessing any damage done by “estray” livestock prior to its capture, & finally ordering restitution for the damages. Some say the position was traditionally given to newlywed men, but I have seen no authoritative reference to this. There is no doubt however, that it was on the lower end of elected positions.
 
A Tithingman, which had various incorrect spellings in town records throughout New England, was also a town elected position. This man’s job was to keep the peace in church and about town. He also collected tithes, which are donations to the church, traditionally 10% of income, & enforced the observance of Sundays in that no one was allowed to work on the “Sabbath Day”. He was sort of a church police officer in a way.
 
But, I digress…Let’s get back on tract. Israel is also shown on the tax records in Derryfield for the years of 1781-1782 as well, and definitively from then on until 1805.[lviii]
 
The next Hillsborough County deed# 64-669 is to Israel Young of Derryfield, yeoman, from Nathaniel Martin of New Boston, NH for 7 lb 4 sh , dated 23 Oct 1782. Half of a 60 acre lot in quality & quantity, of Lot #23 in Chester. Beginning at the nw corner (which is the sw corner of Israel Young’s land, then easterly by Young’s land to a tree marked, then southerly to Daniel Hall’s, then west by Hall’s land, and by the mill lot to Abraham Merrill’s, then northerly to the 1st mentioned. Witnesses were Joseph & Anna Sanders.
 
1781, Israel purchased several lots of land from non-residents who couldn’t pay their taxes. Those lands were as follows - via pg 77-78 Early Records of the Town of Derryfield: 1782-1800
  • Lot No 37 struck off from Clement Meservie. Israel paid 40.00 per acre.
  • Lot No 44 struck off from Jotham Tilton. Israel paid 16.00 per acre.
  • Lot No 104 struck off from Nathaniel Bachoelor, 30 dollars pr acre.
  • Lot No 105 struck off from Nathan Philop Tole, 39 dollar per acre.
 
1784 “voted Isriel young Levt John Perham & Doctor John Dustin a Committee to provide Said praeching and to entertain the preachers at Disgression.” [lix] Israel was voted Surveyor of Lumber & Hog Reever in 1786 & in 1787 was Elected Constable.[lx]
 
The next HC Deed, 49-444, shows he purchased land via the Tax Collector on 19 Mar 1787 via John Hall of Derryfield to Israel Young of Derryfield 1lb 16 sh for 21 acres 140 rods, part of lot 49, beginning at the pine tree at the corner of lots 44 & 46, then running north by the line of 46…etc. Israel being the highest bidder at an auction held today at the home of Lt John Hall, Inholder, foreclosed to town on 25 Jan 1784. Witnesses were Elizabeth Hall & James Young.
 
Another deed for a purchase from the Tax Collector was also made a short time later on deed 91-520. That deed states for 1lb 16sh, Israel of Derryfield, yeoman, purchased 31 acres being part of Lot 45. Beginning at a black birch the corner of Lots 38 & 39 then northerly by the original line of lot 44 and 45 160 rods to a pine tree marked then 69 degrees westerly. Deed dated 23 Jul 1787, and witnessed by Elisabeth Hall & James Young.
 
In addition, there were others: 16 Mar 1787; Rec. 2 Mar 1789 – Sold for taxes due for the year 1780. [lxi]
No 45 Struck of to Israil Young  at one sh 2 pence per acre
No 46 Struck off to Israil Young one shillen & six pence per acre
No 49 Struck off to Israil Young at one shillen & 10 pence per acre
No 60 Half lote Struck off to Israiel Young at six pence per acre.
 
In the Early Records of the Town of Derryfield: 1782-1800, we find the following:
  • 1788 Elected Surveyor of Lumber
  • 1789 Action in town for selling land not in town with Daniel Hall
  • 1789 action brought against him by David Session
  • 1791, 1792 & 1793 – Elected Constable
  • 1793 Elizabeth Mercy struck off to Israel Young for care – 3lbs per year
  • 1796 Israel Young against town pg 305
 
1790 Census in Derryfield shows Israel with 9 males under 16; 2 over 16 & 4 females.
 
1800 Census in Derryfield [listed as Deering] Israel has 4 males under 5; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 15-25 & 1 male age 26-44; 1 female under 10; 2 females 10-15 & 1 female 26-44.
 
Two Rockingham County Deeds in 1800 appear to be for the same property on the same day:
28 Aug 1800 RC  Deed 176-381: Israel Young of Derryfield, yeoman, sells land in Salem [no wife mentioned] 27.00, to James Jones of Methuen, Gentleman, land bounded as follows: southerly on land formerly owned by Stephen Wheeler now owned by the said James Jones, easterly on land of the said James Jones, northerly on the road and easterly by the road and by the land of the said James Jones containing 7 acres & 16 rods being the same land I bought of the Widow Mary Lee. Deed dated 28 Aug 1800. Witnesses:  Silas Button & John Clerdemin [?]. Silas Button Verified. Recorded 12 Dec 1806.
 
28 Aug 1800 RC Deed 193-163: Israel Young of Derryfield, yeoman, sells land in Salem [no wife mentioned] to James Jones of Methuen, gentleman, 7 acres & 16 rods of land bounded as detailed in deed to me from Widow Mary Lee on deed date 16 Oct 1776, rec’d 44.00 of income or rent from the 10th day of Oct 1776 to this date of 28 Aug 1800. Witnesses: Silas Button & John Clindemen [?]. No appearance date. Recorded 19 Mar 1811.
 
No purchase deed was found in RC from or to Leigh/Lee in Salem, NH.
 
In the Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, 1801-1816, we find the following mentions for Israel Young:
Pg 18 3 Mar 1800 Appointed as one of the Surveyors of Highways
Pg 23 Letter to Israel Young Surveyor of Highways from Selectman 16 Jun 1800 allowing him to contract help to repair roads.
Pg 28 Inventory List for 1800: 1 poll; 1 horse 3y old; 3 cows; 2 neat stock 4yrs old;  1 3 yr old; 1 2 yrs old; 1 tillage; 1 mowing; 70 buildings; 30 unproved land; Carried out 5.26
Pg 36 Taxes for 1800: Town 2 25; School 0 90; State 0 79; County 0 16
Pg 48 1801 Mentioned in Surveyor of Highways letter as to his road & also hiring him for work.
Pg 56 Inventory 1801 0 Polls;1 horse; 2 oxen; 3 cows; 1 Neat Stock 4 yrs old; 2 Tillage; 4 mowing; 70; 30; 4.39
Pg 61 Taxes for 1801: Town 1 06; School 0 76; County 0 10
Pg 66 Voted to be on a committee to hire a preacher
Pg 73 Inventory 1806: 1 horse; 1;2;2;1;1;2;4;70; 30; 4.29
Pg 74 1802 “Mr Youngs” [road/house] in regard to Surveyor of Highway work
Pg 75 1 Jun 1802 also on list of workers for highway work
Pg 82 “foot of the Bill of Taxes” 1 33, 1 Sep 1802
Pg 92 4 Jun 1803: Voted that Mr Young pay the money [taxes] that is due (that the committee reported due) in 3 months from the 14 May 1803
Pg 101 1803 Taxes: Town 0 66; Minister 0 66; School 0 52; County 0 06
Pg 105 Inventory 1803 1 horse; 2 horses 2 yr old; 1 cow; 1 neat stock 3 trs old; 2 tillage; 4 mowing; 70 value of buildings; 30 Value of proved land; 2.78
Pg 117 1804 Surveyor of Highways to pay 2 12
Pg 121 1804 Town 43; Minister 36; School 60; State 47; County 21
Pg 129 Inventory 1804: 1 horse 4yr; 2 cows;1 neat stock 2 yr; 1 Neat stock 3 yrs old; 2 Tillage; 4 mowing; 70 value of buildings; 30 Value of proved land; 2.75
Pg 144: 1805 Surveyor of Highways “Mens names and sums against their names” to pay 3.65
Pg 148: Inventory 1805: 1 horse; 2 cows;1 neat stock 4yrs old; 2 net stock 2 yrs old; 2 tillage; 2 mowing; 10 Value of buildings; 30 value of wild land; 3 dollars 10 cents Carried out
Pg 146 Taxes 1805: Town: 67 School: 62 County:10
Pg 158: Oct 1805 14th Article: To see if the Town will allow Mr Israel Young a Reasonable Sum for Collecting the Taxes for the year 1792 when he was Constable.
Pg 160 10 Mar 1805: “Voted on the 14th article not to allow Mr Israel Young anything”
Pg 377: Committee to settle with past Selectman & Constables decided Constable Young owed 36 lbs 5 s due to the town from either 1791/1792 – [it really isn’t clear] – dated 10 Mar 1794. [No idea why in this book]
 
HC 112-540: Israel Young of Derryfield, Husbandman, 27.00 to Richard Hardy 24 acres of land, being part of lot 46 in Chester Grant, and bounded as follows beg pine tree which is at the corner of Lot 49 and 50 then N. 69 degrees west 24 rods to a s&s then southerly by a parralell line to the original dividing line of the lots 45 & 46, 160 rods to a stake & then south 69 degrees east 24 rods to a heap of stones the corner of lot 37 & 38 then by said original dividing line of lot 45 & 46 then to the bound 1st mentioned. Purchased from John Hall collector of taxes for 1780. 7 Apr 1804. Signed Israel Young Witnesses John Stark Jr & John Stark 4th Rec 7 Jan 1817. [No Molly]
 
HC 113-276: Israel Young of Derryfield, husbandman, to Richard Hardy of Derryfield for 90.00, beginning at the ne corner of Lot 24 at a pitch pine south to David Hall’s then west north west to Halls Rd the north by road to Ephraim Stevens then west to 1st bounds. Dated 11 Jun 1806. Witnesses Jole Rowell & John Stark Jr. Recorded 11 Feb 1817. [No Molly]
 
In 1806 Israel disappears from Tax & Inventory Lists, as well as any other mention at all after the above. It looks like Israel & Molley transferred the last of their real estate to their oldest son Joseph on 11 Jun 1806 on Hillsborough County Deed 84-113 & Joseph’s latter Town Inventory Records show the increase in property.
Deed 84-113: Israel Young to Joseph Young 500, stake & stones on Chester line, sw corner of Ebenezer Stevens, Halls Rd so called, Daniel Hall, part of Lot 23 & 24 in the west range of Chester, now in Derryfield. Signed by Israel Young & Molley Young, Witnesses were James Young & Richard Hardy, Recorded 19 Sep 1809.
 
After that Israel & Molly were likely living with Joseph on the 1810 Census, as Joseph would only be about 32 yrs old, & yet he has 1 male & 1 female both over 44 living with him. They both probably died between 1810-1820 as they are no longer with him in 1820. No death records or probate records exist for either Israel or Molly. Although, Rix says Israel was buried in Center Cemetery, I did not find any record of this. It is though, a likely place for his burial given the time period.
 
Incidentally, the next mention of an Israel Young is 7 years later in the Inventory List for 1813. He has 1 horse. I believe this is the son of James, just starting out on his own.
 
A probate record in Hillsborough County nor Rockingham County was not found for any Israel with the exception of guardianship for Jonathan’s son Israel after 1830. There are other deeds for Israel prior to 1806 in Hillsborough County that were not discussed here.
 
Children of Israel Young & Mary/Molly Harris
 
9. Joseph Young b. 25 Dec 1778 in Salem, NH. [lxii] m: 26 June 1806 Polly Sanders in Goffstown, NH.[lxiii] Married 2nd Hannah _______who is named as his widow & the administrator of his estate. He died before 21 Oct 1828 per Hillsborough County Probate records 10346 & 10347, guardian papers. [lxiv] See HC Deeds 158-527-529 & 154-309.
                                                    His children were:
        i. Mary H. Young [likely of age when her father passed away].
       ii. Eliza S. Young b. bef 1814 – Frederick G. Stark guardian
      iii. William Young b. bef 1814– Frederick G. Stark guardian
      iv. Andrew W. Young b. bef 1814– Frederick G. Stark guardian

10. Sarah Young b. 29 May 1781 in Derryfield, NH.  [lxv]

11. Joshua Young b. 16/25 July 1783 in Derryfield, NH. [lxvi]

12. Jenna Young b. 5 Jan 1786 in Derryfield, NH. [lxvii]

13. Samuel Young b. 5 Sept 1788 in Derryfield, NH. [lxviii]

14. John Young b. 25 Oct 1791 in Derryfield, NH. [lxix] He died 20 Sep 1882, Age 95 11m [Calc. birth] Oct 20 1786]. [lxx]

15. Peter Young b. 16 Nov 1793 in Manchester, NH.[lxxi] m: Lavina Perry in Bedford 4 Sep 1823. [lxxii] Removed to Amherst & died prior to 5 Nov 1833 leaving a widow & 6 minors under 14 & who’s guardian appointed was Moses Hills of Amherst, NH. Probate files 10350, 10352 & 10358.She died before 7 May 1850. Her Administration states she has 1 son one Orris P.  who declined.
        i. Nancy K. Young b. after 1820
       ii. Harriet H. Young b. after 1820
      iii. Orvis P. Young b. after 1820 d. 27 Mar 1891
      iv. Peter “Henry” Young b. after 1820 in Amherst, NH [calc 1834] d. 13 May 1903 Westborough, MA, buried St. Mary’s, Malden, MA, Resided in Chelsea, MA.[lxxiii]
       v. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jane Young b. after 1820 m: _____ French d. 1 Apr 1882 Bedford, NH.[lxxiv]
      vi. Lavina/Lachana P. Young b. after 1820

16. Richard Young b. 15 May 1796 in Manchester, NH.[lxxv] m: Sarah Stevens 25 July 1822 in Bedford, NH.[lxxvi]  He died 13 March 1876 Lyndeborough, NH.[lxxvii]
        i. George Young b. 15 Oct 1822 Manchester, NH.[lxxviii] m: 1 Jun 1897 Catherine (Tupper) Robbins in Manchester, NH. [lxxix]
       ii. Emily Ann Young  b. 31 Mar 1825. [lxxx]
      iii. Charles Young b. 15 Aug 1826 Manchester, NH. [lxxxi] m: Eliza J. (Whitney) Senter 7 Jan 1884 Lyndeborough, NH. [lxxxii] He died 6 Jan 1898 Lyndeborough, NH.[lxxxiii]
      iv. Joseph Young b. 6 Mar 1828 Manchester, NH.[lxxxiv]
      v. Ephraim S. Young b. 28 Nov 1829 Manchester, NH.[lxxxv] He died 27 Aug 1906 in Manchester, NH. [lxxxvi]
      vi. Elmira Young b. 23 Oct 1833 Manchester NH. [lxxxvii]
     vii. Lorenzo [Orenzo] J. Young b. 28 Apr 1835 Manchester, NH. [lxxxviii] m: 10 Jul 1884 Rozanna J. Young, dau of Samuel Young & Lydia. [lxxxix] He died 21 Dec 1926 Brockton, MA. [xc]
    viii. Martha Augusta Young b. 10 Jun 1839 Manchester, NH. [xci] m: Abaijah W. Packard 19 May 1863 Lyndeborough, NH. [xcii]
      ix. Sarah Maria Young b. 24 Oct 1841 Manchester, NH. [xciii] m: Arro D. Cram 23 July 1860 in Greenfield, NH. [xciv] She died 4 Jun 1917 Lydeborough, NH. [xcv]
       x. William Young b. 24 Oct 1841 Manchester NH. [xcvi] He died 14 Sep 1907 Manchester, NH. [xcvii]
      xi. Harriet Ellen Young b. 4 Nov 1843 Manchester, NH.[xcviii]
     xii. Mary Amanda Young b. 22 Sep 1845 Manchester, NH. [xcix] m: Nathan Augustus Fisk 21 Mar 1863. [c], m2nd: Charles N. Allen 20 Jan 1872 Lyndeborough, NH. [ci]
    xiii. Rosa Young b. c1850 m: _____ Holt d. 10 Mar 1868 Lyndeborough, NH. [cii]
    xiv. Quincy Young [No Name Young b. 24 May 1853 Manchester, NH. [ciii] He died 27 Jul 1903 in Manchester, NH. [civ]

17. Robert Young b. 28 Sept 1801 in Manchester, NH.[cv] There are a lot of records for Robert(s). I didn’t want to get into researching him, but I will say this, be careful not to confuse them.
 
Rix also notes a few others as children of Israel & Mary, but again, no sourcing & I didn’t see anything that indicated them.
 
[i] Rix, Guy Scoby, “Genealogy of the Young Family”, Transcript, 1913, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH; Young, Edward Hudson, Prof. , “Our Young Family in America”, 1947, Durham, NC
[ii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1913 Topsfield, MA
[iii] Topsfield Historical Society, “Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849”, 1909, Topfield, MA
[iv] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[v] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH, Pg 318-319
[vi] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH, Pg 318-319
[vii] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH; “Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3” & “Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910” both found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option.
[viii] “Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3” & “Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910” both found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option.
[ix] Rix, Guy Scoby, “Genealogy of the Young Family”, Transcript, 1913, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH;
[x] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH; New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch
[xi] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xiii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xiv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xv] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xvi] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[xvii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch
[xviii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch
[xix] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; FamilySearch
[xx] 1938 WPA Survey, 1993 Bernard H. Cowette III & 2010 Survey by Amylynne Baker-Santagate all of Center Cemetery, Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH. The latter unpublished but didcussed in my blog about Hezekiah Young & the former published & discussed at this link http://files.usgwarchives.net/nh/hillsborough/cemeteries/cencem.txt
accessed last on 15 Feb 2016.
[xxi] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxiii] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxiv] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxv] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxvi] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH
[xxvii] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH
[xxviii] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH
[xxix] New Hampshire Vital Records & Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH; "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxx] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH
[xxxi] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH)
[xxxii] Hillsborough County Probate File Guardian Papers via FamilySearch Catalog online, or New Hampshire Archives, So. Fruit St., Concord, NH
[xxxiii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxiv] Landaff Center Cemetery with her husband
[xxxv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxvi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxvii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxviii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxix] "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch
[xl] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xli] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xlii] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xliii] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xliv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlv] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xlvi] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch
[xlvii] Rix, Guy Scoby, “Genealogy of the Young Family”, Transcript, 1913, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH;
[xlviii] Rix, Guy Scoby, “Genealogy of the Young Family”, Transcript, 1913, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH;
[xlix] Rix, Guy Scoby, “Genealogy of the Young Family”, Transcript, 1913, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH; Young, Edward Hudson, Prof. , “Our Young Family in America”, 1947, Durham, NC; many many online trees
[l] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH;
[li] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch; Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH
[lii] “Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3” & “Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910” both found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option.
[liii] “Town Records 1738-1780 Vol 3” & “Town records 1750-1805 vol 40910” both found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option
[liv] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH;
[lv] Windham Town Records 1772-1845 Vol 2 pgs 104,118, 124, 130,140 found online at FamilySearch.org in the Catalog option.
[lvi] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of Derryfield, NH, now Manchester, 1751-1782, 1905, Manchester Historical Society
[lvii] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society
[lviii] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society; Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1801-1816, 1908, Manchester Historical Society
[lix] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society;
[lx] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society;
[lxi] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1801-1816, 1908, Manchester Historical Society, Pg 179 – this is correct even though the date doesn’t seem like it should be in this book.
[lxii] Gilbert, Edgar, A.B., “History of Salem, N.H.”, 1907, Rumford Printing Co., Concord, NH;
[lxiii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxiv] Volumes & Pages available online on FamilySearch in the catalog section-see Index cards 10347 for Eliza S Young et als 1828 Vol 23-426; 36-378;43-188, & also see Joseph’s Administration 10346, 30-603; 36-290; 36-121; 27-191; 38-92; 38-93; 28-228. There may or may not be more information in the volumes &/or the actual probate file at the NH State Archives.
[lxv] Birth of Sarah Young "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxvi] Birth of Joshua Young -Images of original Derryfield town record book “Joshua Young the son of Israel young and Mary his wife was born July the 16th 1783 Recorded this 16th Day of May 1785 pr Asael Smith Town Clerk” via catalog LDS - Town records 1746-1786 vol 1, toward the back of the book, Image inserted within above work; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxvii] Birth of Jenna Young Images of original Derryfield town record book, Recorded this 16th Day of May 1785 pr Asael Smith Town Clerk” via catalog LDS - Town records 1746-1786 vol 1 – toward the back of the book, Image inserted within above work; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxviii] Birth of Samuel Young Images of original Derryfield town record book, Recorded this 16th Day of May 1785 pr Asael Smith Town Clerk” via catalog LDS - Town records 1746-1786 vol 1 – toward the back of the book, Image inserted within above work; "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxix] Birth of John Young "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxx] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxi] Birth of Peter Young "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxiii] "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxiv] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxv] Birth Richard Young "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxvi] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxvii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxviii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxix] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[lxxx] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxii] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[lxxxiii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxiv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxvi] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxvii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxviii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxxxix] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[xc] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xci] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xcii] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[xciii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xciv] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[xcv] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xcvi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xcvii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xcviii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xcix] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[c] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[ci] "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch
[cii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[ciii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[civ] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[cv] Birth of Robert Young "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch

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<![CDATA[Surname Saturday: Hezekiah Young & Sarah/Sally Harris of Manchester, NH]]>Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:36:42 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/surname-saturday-hezekiah-young-sarahsally-harris-of-manchester-nh
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Mr Hezekiah Young Center Cemetery, Manchester, NH
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Today Willow, Valley & Hayward Streets
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1892 Willow, Valley & Young Streets
Hezekiah Young was born c1775 most likely in Salem, NH although a birth record for him was not found recorded there. He was mostly likely the son of Israel Young Jr. & Elizabeth Clark. Hezekiah married Sarah “Sally” Harris about 1795-6 probably in either Salem or Manchester, NH. [i] She was born Nov 15, 1776 in Salem, NH daughter of Joseph Harris Jr. & Martha Hadlock of Salem, NH. [ii] Further proof of her parents & siblings can be found in letter written by her on Apr 28 1837 in her mother's Revolutionary Pension file. [iii] Hezekiah likely relocated to Manchester with his father between 1779-80. See the link above for Israel Young.
 
Hezekiah is first noted on the Tax List in 1797,[iv] and the school tax list in 1798. [v] I did not definitively find him on the 1800 Census (incidentally, Derryfield is indexed as Deering on Ancestry for 1800), but I suspect it may be because his name looks like “Hugh Young” and should instead read as “Hezh”. That household has 2 males under 10; 1 male 16-25; 1 female 16-25 which fits perfectly with Hezekiah’s family in 1800; the two sons likely being John & Caleb. At any rate, Hezekiah’s household is definitely on the 1810 Census (then called Manchester). It shows 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, 1 male 26-44.
 
Sadly, in March of 1815, Spotted/Spoiled Fever claimed 6 of their 9 children at the time, all within days of each other. Click here to read about that. After that they went on to have several more children as is indicated in other parts of this report.
 
The 1820 Census in Manchester shows his household as 1m 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 2 females under 10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 male 45+, and the 1830 Census shows 1 male 15-19; 1 male 50-59; 1 female 5-9; 2 females 10-14; 1 female 50-59.
 
The first deed for a land purchase in Derryfield, NH by Hezekiah Young of Derryfield, yeoman, is recorded in the Hillsborough County [HC] Deed# 64-671. It was signed 10 Jun 1799. The property was 10 acres in Derryfield, purchased from Nathaniel Merrill of Derryfield [who was married to his sister Mary] for 150.00. The general description of the land states it ran easterly on the line of Robert McGregor Esq., then northerly, then westerly to the line of land owned by John Harvey, along his line to the bounds first mentioned.  James Young was a witness on that deed.
 
Many other deeds are also found in Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds, Spring St. Nashua, NH for Hezekiah Young of Derryfield, NH, yeoman. In a brief nutshell they are as follows:

  • 64-668: 9 Feb 1801: Hezekiah Young was the grantee of one half of Lot 4 which contained 70 acres from Robert McGregore, Esq. of Goffstown for 133.33. It is described as being the “the northerly half of said lot the other half being owned by Agnes Warner of Portsmouth bounded northerly by said Youngs land and John Harvey and westerly on the Common land”. Witnessed by Nathaniel La[^u]chten & Daniel Barker. [Lot 4 according to Chase’s layout of lots from the History of Chester, was south of 10 & 11, in between 3 to the west & 5 to the east, with Mammoth Rd going right through it along with Cohos Brook.]
  • 83-137: 14 Jun 1809: Hezekiah Young & Jonas Harvey, both yeoman of Derryfield, for 40.5 acres, from Agnes Warner of Portsmouth, widow, for 200.00. It was the same land allotted to her out of the estate of James McGregore of Londonderry, and is described as part of Lot 4. Witnessed by Amos Blanchard & Levi Blanchard.
  • 136-579: 4 Jan 1815, Hezekiah Young, Husbandman, of Manchester sold to Joseph B. Hall of Manchester, yeoman, 2 tracts of land for the sum of 150.00 on. Beginning at the sw corner of the highway leading to Merrill’s Ferry, so called, the northward and bounded by Samuel Halls, the easterly & Southwardly and bounded by Joseph Hall land to the highway, totaling 9 acres more or less. Witnesses were Isaac Huse & Nathan Johnson.
  • 131-608: 14 Jul 1821, Hezekiah Young of Manchester, yeoman, purchases 50 acres of land from Israel Young of Manchester for 100.00.[It seems to me, this was probably his nephew, Israel, son of James] That land was bounded as follows “Beginning at the southeast corner of a piece of land I this day deeded to Job Rowell thence easterly by Jonathan Butterfield’s land to Derry old line thence northerly by derry old line to Samuel P. Kidder’s land thence westerly by said Kidder’s land to Job Rowell’s land thence southerly by said Rowell’s land to the bounds first mentioned. Also another piece of land situated in said Manchester bounded as follows beginning at a stake and stones on Chester road thence easterly to Bearbrook thence southerly to the northwest corner of land owned by John Young, Jun and by said Young’s land to the meetinghouse road thence northerly by said road to the southeast corner of Samuel P. Kidder’s land thence north to the bound first mentioned containing fifty acres more or less.” The deed is witnessed by F. G. Stark & Daniel Rowell. Unfortunately, there is no direct indication whatsoever of their relationship noted in the document.
  • 144-135: 21 Jun 1824, A purchase by Hezekiah Young, Jonas Harvey & John G. Brown all Husbandmen of Manchester from Daniel Parker of Bedford, Yeoman, for 127.50 on deed. Known by the name of the McClintick Lot containing 85 acres beginning at a stake & stones on Chester old line which is the corner of Lot 2 then west 260 rods on the town line then northeast 74 rods to a stake then east 228 rods to a stake, then south 68 rods to the bounds first mentioned reserving the highway land through the same. The said Young & Harvey are to have one undivided half, and the said Brown the other half. Witnessed by James Walker & William Wallace.
  • 142-186: 30 Jun 1824, A sale of 50 acres from Hezekiah Young to David Young, of Manchester, Yeoman, [indexed as Daniel]. 125.00 [“one hundred” might be crossed off] states & stones on Chester Rd thence easterly to Bear Brook then southerly to the northwest corner of John Young’s land to the meetinghouse Road then northerly by sad road to the se corner of land owned by Samuel P Kidder’s heirs, then north to the bound first mentioned.. Witnesses Ens. Frederick G. Stark & Thomas Pollard Jr.
  • 142-479: 14 Sep 1824, Another sale of 50 acres for 100.00 to Israel Merrill, of Manchester, yeoman,. Beg ___west corner of land sold by Israel Young to Job Rowell then easterly by James _____ land, to derry old line then north by derry old line to land bel to heirs of Samuel P. Kidder then west by Kidder’s land to Job Rowell’s then south to the bound’s 1st mentioned. Witnessed by John Stark & Frederick G. Stark.
  • 148-267: 5 Oct 1826, from Pearson Richardson of Chester, Gentleman, 213.00 paid by Hezekiah Young, Joseph Moor, & Jonas Harvey all yeomen of Manchester, land in Manchester, 72 acres, all of Lot 35 not owned by Joseph Moor. Witnessed by John Gamble & Patten Hall.
  • 156-511: 9 Jan 1829, Samuel Hall, Hezekiah Young & Samuel Brown all of Manchester & Hugh Moors of Bedford, all yeoman for 500.00 paid by John G. Brown of Manchester, Yeoman, all right, title & interest in land beginning at se corner of McClintock lot so called…reserving the road through it. Witnesses James A. Davis & James M.K. Wilkins
  • 172-180: 9 Jan 1829, Hezekiah Young to 250. Hugh Moor of Bedford & Samuel Hall of Manchester, McClinktock lot. Witness John G. Brown James M.K. Wilkin
  • 172-181: 29 Jan 1829, Hezekiah to Samuel Hall & Samuel Brown Witnes Zacheus Patten & James MK Wilkins
  • 171-232: 29 Aug 1832, Hezekiah Young Manchester Husbandman 1000.00 pd by David Young, Manchester, Yeoman, bounded by an oak on the bank of the Merrimack which is the sw corner of Halls farm, also bounded by what was formerly Nathaniel Baker’s land. Also ½ acre where the house & barn stand which land was purchased of David Merrill by Nathaniel Merrill for that purpose, also one other lot of land in Manchester in the great meadow or so called 6 acres bounded by brook, land formerly owned by Ezekiel Stevens & Daniel/David Davis, formerly William Perham & now Israel Merril, & land formerly owned by Weston & Kidder. Until the delivery hereafter, Hezekiah remains the owner.Witnessed by Frederick G. Stark & Jotham [?] Gilli
  • 171-234: 29 Aug 1832 Hezekiah Young, of Manchester, Husbandman, 100.00, pd by David Young of Manchester, yeoman, parcel of land in Manchester bounded by Samuel Hall, the highway opposite Joseph B Halls to Chester old line, along line to Samuel Browns to Derry old line to bound first mentioned. Until the delivery hereafter, Hezekiah remains the owner.
  • 171-235: Eliphalet C. Parker of Derryfield, yeoman to Hezekiah Young of Derryfield, Husbandman,  900.00 land in Derryfield, oak on the bank of Merrimack …Nathaniel Baker…witness Frederick G. Stack & Jotham Gillis
  • 172-179: 1833, I missed getting a copy of this one.
  • 175-13: Jonas Harvey, Samuel Hall & Hezekiah Young 600. To John Harvey Jr. and David Young both of Manchester, known by the name as Ministerial Lot being Lot No. 38. Witnesses Jesse Baker, John Balsom
 
In 1830 Hezekiah received land from Martha Harris, his mother-in-law, on Rockingham County Deed 260-507. She is named a widow and the land was on Hity tity brook. There is no sale from Hezekiah or Sarah/Sally that was found in Rockingham or Hillsborough Counties. See more on Joseph & Martha here & here.
 
The last deed found under Hezekiah’s name is in 1834, Hillsborough County, 175-337 and is actually an Indentured Lease dated 29 Aug 1832 between David Young & of Manchester, yeoman & Hezekiah Young, Manchester, Husbandman, , for the consideration hereafter mentioned David Young hath lease to Hezekiah Young all the farm that he now lives on in Manchester, bank of the Merrimack Samuel Hall, Nathaniel Baker, great meadow, 6 acres,  Ezekiel Stevens, David Davis, Also another piece….”Hezekiah Young for & during his natural life” 2 gift of deeds from Hez to David this same day. Signed by both David & Hezekiah Young.
 
Sally H. Young, widow, of Manchester, on HC deed -294 sold to Amoskeag Manf., Co. certain piece of land or farm beginning at the Merrimack River bounded by Sam’l Hall’s land lately sold to Amoskeag, to the highway opposite David Young’s dwelling house, middle of highway leading to Manchester Meetinghouse, 12 Dec 1837 Witnesses David Young & James Walker.
 
Hillsborough County Deed 237-423 solidifies the connections between several family members, although it does not specifically state relationships.
“Know all men by the presents that we Sally Young, Simeon Haselton and Clarissa Haselton wife of the said Simeon, all of Manchester in this county of Hillsborough and the State of New Hampshire, Benjamin Doe of Pembroke in the county of Merrimac and Betsy C. Doe wife of the said Benjamin, Israel Young of Landoff in the county of Grafton, and Mary Ann G.B. Young wife of the said Israel, Samuel G Wentworth of Jackson in the County of Coos and Louisa Wentworth wife of the said Samuel G. & Josiah Lamb of the Province of Lower Canada and Sarah Lamb wife of said Josiah for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars….”
 
The Manchester Historical Society indicates:
 
"Hezekiah Young lived in the large wood-colored house since occupied as "The Women's Aid & Relief Home" at the lower end of Elm St. It is still standing and owned by the Amoskeag Company. The farm contained about 100 acres and extended half way out to the center." [vi]
 
That was in 1897, unfortunately, it has long since been torn down. The Women’s Aid was established in 1875 and was located "Young cor Willow" according to the 1890 Directory. While Young St. & Willow St. do not intersect today, the two did intersect in 1892 which can be seen on the Manchester Atlas in Ward 6. The farm is marked as being owned by the Amoskeag Corp. on that map. Today the intersection would be on the corner of Hayward and Willow, where Schnitzer Steel/Advanced Recycling, 399 Willow St., now stands. See above for a comparison between Today & 1892. The 1892 Atlas can be found & purchased on HistoricMapWorks.com – I highly recommend this site.
 
This location should not be confused with later sites of the Women’s Aid. Manchester By Robert B. Perreault, pg 86, has a picture of the 2nd Women's Aid Home at 180 Pearl St which opened in 1891. That book also mentions the first one being on Willow St & the third one being in what is now the Currier Museum of Art.
 
The Union Leader ran an article on the Women’s Aid & Relief Society in Feb 2014 which states:
 
“Businesses contributed as well. One of the largest of these donors was the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. In 1878, the company renovated a farmhouse in the Bakersville section of town on what is now South Willow Street, and loaned this to the Society. A professional staff was hired, and this became Manchester's first hospital” See more here.
 
I think I should note it was not on what I would call “South Willow St” as it was much closer to the Valley St jail than the business district of So. Willow as is depicted above. It is technically I believe the north side being just plain old “Willow St.” as is also depicted on the maps above.
 
Plus, it was noted as “the Company’s Hospital” in 1856, so while it could be the first hospital, it does not seem it was due to the Women’s Aid & Relief Society. According to The History of Manchester, formerly Derryfield, in New Hampshire: including ... By Chandler Eastman Potter published in 1856, pg 696
"This road continued in use until 1840 when the part from Bridge St to the Hezekiah Young Farm, now the Company's Hospital, was discontinued."
Pg 693 states:
The second road laid out this day [Nov 27 1751], commenced thus:
"Begining at the rhoad betwixt Thomas Gorge and Abraham Merrill's land, then runing eisterly on said line to Moss Willes land, thence easterly by marked trees as near to said marked trees as good ground will allow to a brige in John Halls land to the north sied of hies fieldes, from thence to a rod lidinge from John Hall to Roabort Andrsons."
This road is the one that passes the Company's Hospital, and so on east to the "Mammoth Road."
 
Now, this begged the question - What does “the Company’s Hospital” mean exactly? I think it means it was the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co’s hospital.  The 1857-8 Map, available on the Library of Congress website, shows it marked as a hospital.
 
Hezekiah died Sept 19, 1834, age 59 years old according to his death announcement in the New Hampshire Patriot on Oct 6 1834 where it curiously states “papers in Maine are asked to copy”. It wasn’t until I realized Sarah’s sister lived in Maine that I understood that comment. His death is also in the Farmer’s Cabinet on Oct 10 1834, both can be viewed online with GenealogyBank.com. A record for his death was not found at NHVR.
 
He and much of his family are buried in the Centre Cemetery in Manchester, NH off Mammoth Rd although few stones remained when I visited in 2013. It should be noted this same cemetery is listed as “Huse Cemetery” on FindaGrave and several pictures of stones are there, but Hezekiah was not listed and a photo of his stone was added to Sarah. I added him & a new photo of his stone.
 
The WPA completed a survey of this cemetery in 1938 and Bernard H. Cowette III completed another in 1993. A reference to both can be found on GenWeb Tombstone Project. From these works we can gather that the following family member were buried and marked at one time.
Cowette states in part:
  • The stones which are asterisked are stones which no longer existed in 1993.
  • Bracketed [ ] information indicates that is no longer legible but taken from the WPA survey.
Then in full he states:
“Regarding mistakes by the WPA surveyor, I have corrected them and made no provisions within the text to denote them with the exception of one case, that of Hezekiah Young (stone #41). As can be noted, the DOD and AG have been bracketed. Unless this Hezekiah Young was really the junior to an elder Hezekiah, the date cannot be correct it is likely that instead of recording the DOD as 1851, the WPA surveyor should have recorded it as 1815. This would be in ping with the dates of death of his children and his purported age at the time of his death.”
Please note: I have added my own notes in bold italics.
 
41  [Young]     Hezekiah                   [9/18/1851][59] 
                                                         Actually read 1834-stone is there, but top broken 2013
57*  Young       Sarah H.                  6/23/1817  70y 8m
                                                        Actually read 1847-wife of Hezekiah
40a  Young       Caleb                      3/11/1815  17     S: Hezekiah Young
40a  Young       Eliza                        3/11/1815  9      D: Hezekiah Young
                                                        Reads “in the 3rd year of her age” – dual stone with Caleb
                                                        & Eliza is still there in 2013
54*  Young       Mary                        3/13/1815  4m     D: Hezekiah & Sarah Young
55*  Young       George W.              3/13/1815  9      S: Hezekiah & Sarah Young
56*  Young       John                        3/14/1815  19     S: Hezekiah & Sarah Young
58*  Young       David                      10/8/1871  61y 7m
                                                        Son of Hezekiah & Sarah
61*  Young       Jonathan                 4/26/1829  56
                                                        Brother of Hezekiah
62*  Young       Mary                        2/21/1828  19  W: Jonathan Young
                                                       Read age as 49 not 19
43  Young       Emma J.                    9/21/1868
                                                       Unsure who she is…at this time, but her stone is still there
                                                       in 2013 & she is near the others.
44  Young       ?                              I suspect this belongs to Hezekiah Jr. d. Mar 17 1815 age
                                                      10 but it is unreadable
 
His Hillsborough County Probate No. 10351 was filed November 4 1834 & his will states the following:
 
I Hezekiah Young of Manchester in the county of Hillsboro in the state of New Hampshire, Husbandman, to make and publish this my last will and testament in the following manner
 
First. I give to my eldest son David Young all the lands heretofor conveyed to him by deed or deeds from me.  He to come in full possession thereof from and after the decease of my present wife Sally Young.
 
Second.  I give to each of my two daughters, Mary Ann and Loisa Young, a string of gold beads or money equivalent thereto.  I also give to them and to each of my other daughters Sally, Clarissa and Betsey the sum of one hundred dollars each being five hundred Dollars to be paid them by David Young in part consideration of the Estate conveyed or devised to him. 
 
Third.  I give and bequeath to my wife Sally Young all the remainder of my estate real and personal, to hold the same during her lifetime, and at her deceased to be equally divided among my five daughters above mentioned, or in case of my said wife should marry, all the property here by bequeathed is too pass to my said daughters at the time of such marriage.
 
And I do hereby appoint and allow Frederick G Stark Esq. of Manchester aforesaid to be sole executor of this my last will and testament, and reserve to him enough of my personal property to defray my funeral charges and his necessary and proper expenses of carrying this will into effect.
 
In witness is whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of September 1834
Hezekiah Young
 
Signed sealed published and declared by the above mentioned as a key a young as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Samuel B Kidder
George Daniels
Mathew Kennedy

 
Also contained in the file is a statement by Stark it reads: “To the heirs, and others interested in the estate of Hezekiah Young late of Manchester deceased. on the 19th day of September 1834. You are hereby notified that I decline & refuse to accept the appointment of Executor of the foregoing well and I further certify that I gave personal notice hereof to the widow, and eldest son of said his Hezekiah Young on the 6th day of October 1834. ~ Frederick G. Stark”
 
“Sally H. Young” was appointed Administrator of the estate, and Frederick G. Stark acted as her attorney.
 
His Estate papers indicate his personal estate was valued at 505.72. It appears this does not include any of the real estate conveyed to David, but does include an undivided third of 35 acres being part of lot No 35 owned with Joseph Moore & I______ Hea_y [?]. The 1/3 was valued at 150.00. It also includes nearly every item imaginable as they often did in those days including: animals, tools, baskets, kettles, beds & bedding, lamps, utensils, and many other items.
 
From the estate, Dr Silas Walker was paid the balance due of 15.42 for tending to his last illness, & John B. Goodwin was paid 3.00 for a coffin. Three men were paid to appraise property. They were Benjamin Mitchell, George Clark, & Samuel Jackson. George Daniels & Samuel B. Kidder were paid to testify as witnesses to the will. There were a few administrative costs, and also some debt which included James McK Wilkins, John Young, Hibbard Stevens, John G. Brown, George Clark, Corey & Harvey. All this left a balance of 414.99
 
There is a death record recorded at NH Vital Records for a Sarah H. Young who died of Typhoid Fever a69 8mo in Manchester, NH on 23 June 1847. This is Sarah (Harris) Young, the mother, not the daughter, despite that the record states her father was Hezekiah Young. She was buried in Center Cemetery with the others but the grave was misread on the WPA Survey.
 
Children of Hezekiah & Sarah were:
* These birthdates were on the LDS - IGI years ago – they are no longer there since the site has been revamped, and aside from that source, there aren’t any real records I have found yet. NHVR does not have the births for his children, nor does the Town Records 1786-1806 vol 2 via LDS. I have not given up that they are in the City of Manchester somewhere. I suspect there is a family bible or church records floating around with all these dates but that is just a theory. Ordinarily, I would not include these dates given the lack of a valid source, but everything else I have seen seems to give credibility to them, therefore, I have in the hope that someone will contact me with valid records.
 
1. John Young b: Jan 2, 1797* probably in Manchester, NH d: Mar 14, 1815 age 19 grave in Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [vii]
2. Caleb Young b: Dec 2, 1799* d: Mar 11, 1815 age 17 grave in Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH.[viii] 
3. Sarah/Sally Young b: Oct 16, 1801* m: Josiah J. Lamb b. 13 Sep 1796 in MA [calc.] probably married between 1810-1820, although a record has not been found. It doesn’t seem she fits on the census with her father in 1820. She is noted in her father’s will in 1834.[ix] They are also on HC Deed 237-423 in 1845 as of “Lower Canada” with her mother & siblings. They lived in St Johnsbury, VT from 1850-1870 and are on censuses there. In 1860, her niece, Augusta Doe, is listed as a “Servant” with them. He died 23 Oct 1877 in St. Johnsbury VT. [x]Sarah Lamb d: Concord Mar 6 1883 82y 4m 8d [birth calculates to Oct 26 1800]. [xi] Just prior to her death, she is listed in the 1883 Concord Directory, pg 145, “Lamb, Sarah, widow of Josiah, h. 29 Turnpike”. They probably had more children but the only one I found for sure was:
      i. William Lamb b. c1838 in Canada per 1850 Census
4. Clarissa Young b: Nov 28, 1803* d. Dec 7 1868*. She is noted in her father’s will in 1834.[xii] They are also on HC Deed 237-423 in 1845 as “of Manchester’ with her mother & siblings. For more on her click here
5. Hezekiah Young Jr b: May 21, 1805* d:  Mar 17, 1815 age 10 grave in Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [xiii]
6. George "Washington" Young b: Dec 25, 1806* d: Mar 13, 1815 age 9 Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [xiv]
7. David H. Young b: Feb 19, 1810* d: Oct 8, 1871 61y 7m 19d, [birthdate calculates to given date] Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [xv] m: Sophrina Hamblett who was born c1815 in VT.[xvi] He is noted as “Eldest son” on father’s will in 1834, meaning ‘eldest living son’ no doubt. [xvii] On the 1850 Census they are in Manchester. Removed to Sanbornton, NH in 1856 per Rockingham County deed 374-111 to his sister Clarissa Haselton, but in 1860 they are back in Manchester, NH. He is with son Horace in Manchester NH during 1870 Census.
They had:   [Also see 1850 & 1860 Census Manchester]
     i. Elisa J. Young b. 18 May 1838 in Manchester, NH. She never married & may have had a mental illness. She died in the NH State Hospital 17 Aug 1905 Concord, NH.[xviii]
    ii. David H. Young b. Mar 1840 in NH[xix] d. after 1860.[xx] M: Olive H. Clough 20 Mar 1856 in Manchester, NH. [xxi] Looks like his was on 1900 Templeton, MA Census; 1910 Manchester, NH Census, 1920 Templeton, MA Census; didn’t find on 1880 Census.
    iii. Mary O. Young b. 8 Jan 1842 d. Sep 11 1844 2y 8m 3d in Manchester, NH of Croop                                        buried in Center Cemetery. [xxii]
    iv. Horace H. Young b. 4 Oct 1843 in NH.[xxiii] m: Emelie J. Davis dau of Absalom & Emily Davis on Sep 4 1866 in Manchester, NH.[xxiv] Married 2nd Cora May Phelps in St Albans VT on Jan 10 1888.[xxv] He died Jan 5 1923 in Manchester, NH 79 3m1d. [xxvi]
    v. Sophronia Augusta Young b. 27 Aug 1846 in Manchester NH. [xxvii] m: _____Temple m 2nd: James M. Hall Oct 26 1887.[xxviii] She died Aug 7 1918 a72.[xxix]
8. Elisa Young b: Oct 16, 1812* d: Mar 11 1815 age 2/3 Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [xxx]
9. Mary Young Nov 16, 1814* d: Mar 11, 1815 4mo Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. [xxxi]
10. Elizabeth Clark Young b: June 30, 1816 m: Benjamin Norris Doe in Pembroke on 25 Mar 1838.[xxxii] She d: May 20, 1884; See censuses in 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 in Pembroke & also see History of Pembroke which states Elizabeth Clark Young born on June 30, 1816 married Benjamin Norris Doe, she died May 20, 1884 see pg 69 for more on family-google books– Noted on father’s will 1834 They are also on HC Deed 237-423 in 1845 as “of Pembroke” with her mother & siblings.
     i. Sarah F. Doe b. 1839 in NH.[xxxiii] m. George S. Blanchard d. 6 May 1906 in Pembroke, NH.[xxxiv]
    ii. Augusta E. Doe b. 1841 in NH.[xxxv] m: ___ Hyatt d. 25 Jan 1892 In Pembroke, NH.[xxxvi]
    iii. Julia A. Doe b. 1846 in NH.[xxxvii] m. Henry F. Eaton 22 Jan 1872.[xxxviii]
    iv. John B. Doe b. 1852 in NH. [xxxix]d. 9 Jan 1898 in Pembroke, NH.[xl]
11. Mary Ann G. B Young b: Sept 29 1818*[xli] m: Israel Young b: Mar 29 1816[xlii]  [b. 31 Mar 1816[xliii]] son of David Young & Hannah Eastman [David being Hezekiah’s brother] on Sept 27 1844 in Manchester, NH.[xliv] She d: Feb 2, 1846 age 27 very suddenly in Landaff – “daughter of the late Hezekiah Young of Manchester, NH” – see New Hampshire Patriot on Feb 26 1846.  He died Aug 28 1899 age 83y 4m 30d in Landaff, NH.[xlv]  They are both buried in Landaff Center Cemetery, Landaff NH marker states: “Israel Young Mar 29 1816 - Aug 28 1899, Mary Ann G.B. Young his wife Sept 27 1818 - Feb 2 1846, Betsey A. Eastman his wife Mar 25 1822 - June 25 1890” See 1850 & 1860 censuses in Landaff, NH. She is noted on father’s will 1834 They are also on HC Deed 237-423 in 1845 as “of Landaff” with her mother & siblings.
                                                           Israel & Mary had:
    i. Orrin Young m: Martha Presby Dec 2 1869 in Landaff, NH.[xlvi] He died 27 June 1918 in Libson, NH.[xlvii]
    ii. Mary A.G.B. Young m: George C. Austin Sep 1 1869 in Landaff, NH.[xlviii]
                             Israel married 2nd Betsy Eastman & had:
    iii. Oscar E. Young, b. May 11 1848 d. Apr 18 1918 in Landaff, NH 69y11m7d.[xlix]
    iv. George H. Young b. May 16 1850 d. Dec 5 1934 in Woodsville, NH 84y5m19d.[l]
    v. Louise H. Young b. Oct 12 1854 d. Sep 17 1918 in Landaff, NH 63y 11m5d.[li]
12. Louisa D. Young b: Dec 3, 1820*[also calc from death] m: Samuel Gray Wentworth on Nov 14 1844 in Manchester, NH.[lii] 1850 Manchester, 1860 Middleton, MA; 1870 & 1880 in Candia, NH. The Wentworth Genealogy pg 733 states Louisa D dau of Hezekiah & Sarah of Manchester married Samuel Gray Wentworth. See for more. She is noted on her father’s will 1834. They are also on HC Deed 237-423 in 1845 as “of Jackson” with her mother & siblings. He died 22 Dec 1896 in Candia, NH & was buried in Holbrook Cemetery, Candia, NH. Howard W. Brown [grandson?] applied for a military stone for his grave in 1942.[liii] She died 9 Apr 1900 in Raymond, NH, but her father is incorrectly named on her death record.[liv]
    i. George Wentworth b. 1845 in [Manchester?] NH. [lv]
    ii. Charles Nelson Wentworth b 1847-9 in [Manchester?] NH.[lvi]
    iii. Millard F./P. Wentworth b. 1850 in [Manchester?] NH. [lvii]
    iv. Ellen M. Wentworth b. 1855 in [Manchester?] NH.[lviii]
    v. Mary A. Wentworth b. 1857 in [Middleton?] MA.[lix] m: ______ Brown d. 25 Dec 1917 in Raymond, NH. [lx]
    vi. Joseph H. Wentworth b. 1861-2 in [Middleton?] MA.[lxi]
    vii. Unnamed Wentworth b. 1880 in Candia, NH [child reported for year ending 31 Mar 1880 in Candia].[lxii] [weird as Louisa was almost 60…so this may be an error or delayed reporting]
 

 Endnotes:

[i] Marriage of Hezekiah & Sarah is based on the birth of their first known child, John, buried in Center Cemetery.
[ii] Birth of Sarah Harris Gilbert, Edgar, “History of Salem, NH” Rumford Printing, 1907 pg 29; Salem Town Records 1750-1805 Vol 40910, pg 612, available online at FamilySearch via their catalog; NHVR has it incorrectly recorded as 1778.
[iii] Martha Harris Revolutionary Pension File #14847 via Fold3.com
[iv] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society, pg331, 343-4
[v] Brown, George Waldo, Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, 1782-1800, 1906, Manchester Historical Society, pg 347
[vi] Hezekiah Young House: Manchester Historic Association (Manchester, N.H.) “Collections”, Volume 1, 1897, pg 99, available on GoogleBooks
[vii] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[viii] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[ix] See transcription in text
[x] "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch
[xi] Death of Sarah Lamb NHVR d: Concord Mar 6 1883 82y 4m 8d [birth calculates to Oct 26 1800] b: Manchester, female, widow, housekeeper, old age, Resided in state 9 ½ years, fa: Hesekiah Young & Sally Young, fa b: Deerfield, NH [prob should have been Derryfield] Mother b: New Salem, NH – does not name husband
[xii] See transcription in text
[xiii] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[xiv] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[xv] Death of David Young Manchester City Records, image via FS Catalog Oct 8 1871 61y 7m 19d, died on Old Ferry Rd, Res Manchester, male, Married, b. Manchester, son of Hezekiah Young & Sarah. Fa b. Manchester, no bp for mo, cause Consumption, buried Center Cemetery on Oct 10; See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[xvi] See Census records and vital records for children
[xvii] See transcription in text
[xviii]"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch; "New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949," database, FamilySearch
[xix] 1900 Census in Templeton, MA
[xx] 1860 US Census with his father
[xxi] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxiii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxiv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxv] "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxvi] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxvii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxviii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxix] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch;"New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949," database, FamilySearch
[xxx] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[xxxi] See WPA, Cowette & my notes in text prior, plus my blog here: http://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2013/06/spotted-fever-kills-6-of-hezekiah-youngs-children-manchester-nh-march-1815.html
[xxxii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxiii] See Pembrook, NH Census Records
[xxxiv] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxv] See Pembrook, NH Census Records
[xxxvi] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xxxvii] See Pembrook, NH Census Records
[xxxviii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (
[xxxix] See Pembrook, NH Census Records
[xl] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xli] Gravestone
[xlii] "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904," database, FamilySearch; Gravestone; "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xliii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch
[xliv] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlv] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlvi] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlvii] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlviii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[xlix] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[l] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[li] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[liii] "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949", database with images, FamilySearch
[liv] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lv] See parents Census records
[lvi] See parents Census records
[lvii] See parents Census records
[lviii] See parents Census records
[lix] See parents Census records
[lx] "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch
[lxi] See parents Census records
[lxii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch

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<![CDATA[DAR is in Sight!]]>Mon, 09 May 2016 16:08:24 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/dar-is-in-sight

DAR – At last! Joseph Harris Jr of Salem, NH
 
Finally, after years of trying to find enough proof to join the Daughters of the Revolution through several different Revolutionary Soldiers, I've finally got it! It hasn’t been that I have a shortage of men who served in some capacity that I connect to, it’s the matter of indisputable proof.

Luckily, it just so happens, I have proof of the Revolutionary War ancestor I am most proud of! You may have seen a blog that I wrote long ago about his exceptionally strong wife Martha.

Gilbert, in “The History of Salem, NH”, pg 347, states when “the news came that the British had fired on American troops at Lexington, Joseph got down his musket and powder horn and prepared to leave for the scene of action as soon as a call should come for assistance.” Gilbert states he didn’t know anything more of him after he went into the army but here, we’ll piece together Joseph & his service. Sources for his service can be found here.

Records show Joseph Harris Jr. enlisted Apr 23 with Stark’s Regiment just after Lexington & Concord serving from 15 May 1775 to 1 Aug 1775, 2 mo 22 days under Capt Elisha Woodbury in Col John Stark's First Regiment. Stark’s headquarters from the onset of the war was located at the Isaac Royal House, 15 George St, Medford MA. So, it’s safe to assume Joseph spent some time there. Stark, was an unsung National hero of the American Revolution, but is only well known in New Hampshire. He coined the state’s motto “Live Free or Die”.

Joseph Harris & others in Stark’s Regiment fought at the Battle of Noddle’s Island & Chelsea Creek May 27, 1775 - May 28, 1775 and Bunker Hill June 17, 1775. The Battle of Noddle’s Island & Chelsea Creek is seldom talked about or taught, but it was the second military battle of the Revolution & the first that involved Naval forces. The landscape of the area was quite different than it is today, but it is clear it encompassed the area of Boston Harbor which included parts of what we now know as Chelsea & Winthrop. The topic is quite controversial as to what names &/or towns should be given to this battle & I wish to stay out of all that, lol. Some online sources for the Battle of Noddle’s Island & Chelsea Creek can be found online. That said, the story goes something like this….

As I mentioned before, the Battle of Lexington & Concord had already happened, and British troops had attempted to take over Boston, but they were surrounded by “Rebels” who wished to contain them there. The Rebels, as we were called at the time, aka “Patriots” today, knew there was one area where the British could gain supplies and that was through their ships being brought into the harbor & the farmers that lived on the isles off the shore known as Noddle’s & Hogs Islands. See, the British banked on being able to convince the farmers not only to provide them with fresh livestock and produce, but store supplies they had stolen from elsewhere in the area. The farmers were stuck literally in the middle.

May 14 1775, Joseph Warren, who led the Massachusetts Committee of Safety for the Patriots issued an order that basically stated all the livestock needed to “be taken from Noddle's Island, Hog Island, Snake Island, and from that part of Chelsea near the sea coast, and be driven back” [inland]. Further, he decided that the regiment at Medford should do it. The Regiment at Medford was the NH men gathered by and under the Command of Col. John Stark, of which Joseph Harris Jr. was one.

A few short days before they were to complete this mission Warren and Gen. Artemas Ward scoped out the situation on Noddle’s Island & in fact did find plenty of livestock there. The plan was to move ahead. Keep in mind as I tell this story, the facts are that Stark has never received the respect he deserved, and so depending on who is telling his story matters greatly in the perspective it is slanted. That said, I will try to give a neutral version… 

It is said Stark & his trooped crossed the bridge over the Mystic River just after midnight on May 27. They went through Malden, Everett and Revere. The plan was to reach the shore at what is currently known as Belle Isle Marsh Reservation during low tide & make it to Hogs Island from there. About 10am they went across & the plan worked avoiding detection of British forces. Most of Stark’s men stayed there to clear that island while he & about 30 others continued across to Noddle’s Island.

Once on Noddle’s Island, Stark’s men began to kill the animals they could find & set fire haystacks and barns. Now, I don’t know what you are thinking, but even me as a big admirer of Stark, is thinking …Seriously? Dumb idea. Obviously, the British noticed the smoke. For now, I’m going to choose to believe Joseph was back on Hogs Island and not part of that fiasco. After all, I don’t know for sure, nor do I really want to look into it at this moment.

Anyway, so…the British noticed the smoke & fire around mid-afternoon and went to Noodle’s Island & engaged with Stark’s men there. At the same time, the British ship schooner “Diana” was sent to cut off the Patriots escape. 400 British troops encompassed the area & began driving the Patriots back, but alas they “stuck to their guns” so to speak & hunkered down in the marsh of a creek relentlessly firing up the British until they retreated. Stark’s men then rejoined the remaining Patriots at Hogs Island driving hundreds of livestock to the mainland. Meanwhile the Diana was rapidly becoming stuck in the retreating waters of the creek. The Patriots tried to get them to surrender but they weren’t ready & for hours later the battle continued. Eventually though the ship turned to its side & the British were forced to board their other ship the Britannia which was nearby.

A couple weeks later on June 17 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought and Stark’s men, including Joseph Harris, participated.   Stark determined upon his arrival that the British would likely attack the patriots approaching on the shore of the Mystic River. Stark directed his men to the valley between Mystic Beach and Beech’s Hill.
Jack Kenny describes it best in his post on TheNewAmerican.com & I highly recommend checking out the full context:

Stark ordered them to “fortify” a two-rail fence by stuffing straw and grass between the rails. Stark also noticed an additional gap in the defense line and ordered Lieutenant Nathaniel Hutchins, from his brother William Stark’s company, and others to follow him down a nine-foot-high bank to the edge of the Mystic River. They piled rocks across the 12-foot-wide beach to form a crude defense line. After this fortification was hastily constructed, Stark deployed his men three-deep behind the wall. A large contingent of British, with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the lead, advanced toward the fortifications. The Minutemen crouched and waited until the advancing British were almost on top of them, and then stood up and fired as one. They unleashed a fierce and unexpected volley directly into the faces of the fusiliers, killing 90 immediately and breaking the advance. The fusiliers retreated in panic. A charge of British infantry was next, climbing over their dead comrades to test Stark’s line. This charge too was decimated by a withering fusillade. A third charge was repulsed in a similar fashion, again with heavy losses to the British. The British officers wisely withdrew their men from that landing point and decided to land elsewhere, with the support of artillery.[i]

The details of Joseph’s service in 1776 was a little harder to track. It is said in his wife’s pension file he served un Capt. John Allen near Boston in 1776, and it would make sense that he was closer to home as my 4x great grandmother Sarah would have been conceived about Mar-April 1776. But what about after that? Well, an undated record seems to indicate at some point he served in the 7th Regiment under Robertson in Richard Dow & Col. Wingate. It is my guess after combining the above record with an additional statement in his wife’s pension that he was in (or near) Ticonderoga, NY prior to June 1777 & a couple other sources stating that Dow & Wingate’s Regiment was raised for service to Canada &/or northern NY, that he was in fact with them up there in the summer of 1776.

I then suspect he returned home for a little while. It is certain he rejoined for another 3 years on Apr 23 1777, this time in NH’s 2nd Regiment under Caleb Robinson’s & Col Nathan Hale. That regiment also embarked upon the journey to Ticonderoga, NY shortly thereafter. Joseph was killed there 17 Jun 1777 during either an ambush by Native Americans or the raid of the British Army the same day. Some records seem to indicate he died the 18-19 of June, so it is unclear exactly.

Most people will probably now wonder…Native Americans…? Yes, while the battle has not been made historically well-known, it was in fact a major battle. More about it can be found on AllThingsLiberty.com in a blog written by Michael Barbieri. I can’t possibly describe the circumstances in Ticonderoga, NY which took my 5x great grandfather from this Earth better he. I highly encourage you to read his work for more specific details about the day. I will however quote from him the following two pieces which hold significant weight in piecing together the death of Joseph Harris:

On that day, with pleasant weather and little expectation of trouble from the British in Canada, the American camp at Ticonderoga had a relaxed attitude.[9] Around noon, the calm atmosphere changed dramatically when the long roll of the drums signaled a call to arms. The alarm had been occasioned by “two Men taken and two killed by a Party of Indians who had concealed themselves in the Bushes near our out Guards, and rushed suddenly upon some unarmed Men who had strolled out a fishing.”[10] These men, from Hale’s New Hampshire regiment, had gone out along the road between the French lines and the mills on the La Chute River.[11] When they had walked only about one hundred rods (about a quarter of a mile) from the lines where a thousand men sat encamped, the Indians fell upon them.[12] Within moments, the Indians had completed their bloody work, dragged their prisoners into the woods, and begun their trek back to Canada.
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Records indicate three men of Caleb Robinson’s Company in Hale’s Regiment—Joseph Harris, Moses Copps, and Samuel Smith—all died that day. Whether they suffered their fate near the French Lines at Ticonderoga or in the ambush has not been determined. Four other men—Israel Woodbury and Thomas Creighton of Hale’s regiment, Edward Wells of Poor’s regiment, and William Presson of Scammell’s regiment—are all listed as missing at that time. Like those killed, it has not been determined if they became prisoners during the raid or the ambush
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After that fateful day, Martha remained his widow in Salem, NH for the rest of her life. More details on her rather fascinating life after Joseph’s death can be found here
 
Okay – so now I guess it’s time to explain how I trace back to him & a little more about his details & descendants.

My 2x great grandfather was John Haseltine of Salem, NH – his blog is here, and documentation filed with my application can be found here

My 3x great grandparents were Simon Haseltine & Clarissa Young of Chester, NH – their blog is here, and documentation filed with my application can be found here

My 4x great grandparents were Hezekiah Young & Sarah Harris of Manchester, NH – their blog & the Young line will follow in the next couple weeks, but some documentation filed with my application can be found here

5x great grandparents Joseph Harris Jr & Martha Hadlock!
Joseph Harris Jr. was born in Salem, NH on 16 Aug 1751, son of Joseph Harris Sr. & Joanna (Webber).[ii] Joseph Sr & Joanna married in Ipswich, MA 2 Dec 1743, [iii] and had Joseph Jr & 4 daughters. Their daughters were: Elizabeth born 28 Sep 1749[iv]; Sarah born 29 Sep 1753[v]; Patience born 16 Apr 1756[vi]; Mary born 21 Oct 1758.[vii]

Joseph Jr’s mother, Joanna died prior to 1787 when Joseph Sr married second Lydia Asten/Austin on 9 Aug 1787 in Salem, NH. [viii] I highly suspect Joseph Sr & Lydia had a daughter of their own named Hulda W. Harris, born about 1783-1787, however evidence is severely lacking. Hulda does seem extremely close to the family given the names of her children. Hulda married William Jones in 1803 & had: Caleb Y.;Ralph H.; Sarah.; Alexander T.; Dudley W.; Hezekiah Y.; Henry P.; John R.; Margaret E.; Martha Allen; Nathan B.; & William (see familysearch.org)  She is referred to as Granny Jones in the History of Salem NH by Gilbert, however she is not on the census with her husband in 1850.[ix] If Hulda was Martha’s child as some indicate, I suspect I would have found something to her detriment for having a child out of wedlock – and there was not even the slightest hint she was anything other than highly respected in the community.) Joseph Sr lived a long life & was clearly part of his grandchildren’s life as Sarah mentions him in her letter found in her mother’s pension file.[x] He died between 1810-1820. No record or will was found in Rockingham County, but there is a notation of an inventory for a Joseph Harris [Sr] c1815 but it does not have a docket#. Deeds have not proved helpful thus far. I will have to do another blog on further details for him & his daughters when I get a chance.
 
Joseph Jr married Martha Hadlock born 2 Dec 1748 in Gloucester MA, [xi] dau of Samuel Hadlock & Hannah Toppan, [xii] on 15 Sep 1771 in Haverhill MA by Rev Badger. [xiii] They first lived in Ipswich and then removed back to Joseph’s home town of Salem, NH.[xiv] His probate file can be found in Rockingham County Docket# 4400. See this folder for copies of documentation on Martha & Joseph.
                                                              Joseph & Martha’s children were:
1. Martha Harris born c1772 in Ipswich MA.[xv] In Orford, NH on 24 Jan 1793 she married Michael Taintor [xvi] who d. 22 Jul 1802 Orford NH (NHVR). [xvii] She died 21 Nov 1824 a52y near Haverhill, MA & was buried in Salem Center Burial ground, Salem NH. [xviii] During 1800 they both were in likely in Orford, ME. 1810 shows she was in Orford, but she was not found in 1820 so it is unclear to me where she was in that last years of her life. [xix]
     i. Joana Taintor 17 Sep 1793 Orford NH (NHVR)[xx]
     ii. Josiah Taintor 1 Feb 1795 Orford, NH(NHVR)[xxi]
     iii. Alexander Troup Taintor 3 May 1797 Orford, NH(NHVR) [xxii] m: Deerfield MA? [xxiii] He died in Somerville Ma Oct 14 1873 (MVR)[xxiv]
     iv. Joseph Obadiah Harris Taintor 17 Dec 1799 Orford, NH (NHVR) [xxv] d. 7 Jun 1863 Deerfield MA (MVR)[xxvi]
     v. Mary Midwell Taintor 25 Mar 1802 Orford, NH(NHVR)[xxvii]
2. Joanna Harris born 6 Jul 1774 in Salem NH. [xxviii] Resided in the area of Belfast ME prior to 1837.[xxix] Some say she married Jonathan Jack of Chester NH, but I found nothing to confirm this. It is suspected my myself & a fellow researcher/potentially distant cousin, Christine Howard, that she may have actually married John Howard. Christine found that Martha provided an affidavit for the Revolutionary pension of Lydia (Corliss) Howard's application. Martha states in her affidavit that her daughter married Lydia and John Howard's son John, who was born in Salem, N.H. on 10 December 1776, but did not provide a first name of her daughter. Due to the process of elimination is seems clear this was Joanna, however naturally there is a snag. Salem, NH Town Records show a marriage for Nancy Harris & John Howard on 13 January 1799. Christine & I agree this is a stretch for a nickname for Joanna, however her grandmother was Joanna, so perhaps it was to avoid confusion. Or perhaps it was just an error as a son, Joseph Harris Howard was born to John & Joanna Howard in Salem NH on 28 March 1799. I can’t explain the quick birth after the marriage but my suggestion would be to check the details in the Salem Town Meeting Records available through LDS. There could be a hint in there I previously missed. There are definitely occasions in there when they discuss children that may have been conceived in unusual circumstances.
 
Further Christine found a listing for John Howard c1837 which coincides with the affidavit Sarah wrote on their mother’s behalf. As well, she found a listing for a service record for a Joseph H. Howard, born circa 1798-99 in Salem, NH & enlisted in Portland, ME. She would be the one with more expertise on the Howard line, and should be consulted in matters of interest to it.
 
3. Sarah “Sally” Harris b. 15 Nov 1776 (See future & past Young blogs, which are here and here
 
 

Additional Sourcing:
[i] http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/ite
m/4827-general-john-stark-the-man-the-motto-and-the-coverup
[ii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-SM9 : accessed 9 May 2016), Joseph Harris, 16 Aug 1751; citing Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,004.
[iii] "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCCS-PM2 : accessed 9 May 2016), Joseph Harris and Joanna Webber, 02 Dec 1743; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 0547505 IT 1.
[iv] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-MYG : accessed 9 May 2016), Elizabeth Harris, 28 Sep 1749; citing Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,004.
[v] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-3WL : accessed 9 May 2016), Sarah Harris, 29 Sep 1753; citing Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,004.
[vi] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-SRD : accessed 9 May 2016), Patience Harris, 16 Apr 1756; citing Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,004.
[vii] "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-SF8 : accessed 9 May 2016), Mary Harris, 21 Oct 1758; citing Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,004.
[viii] "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL69-J2B : accessed 9 May 2016), Joseph Harris and Lydia Asten, 09 Aug 1787; citing Salem, , New Hampshire, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,267.
[ix] "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWZL-32H : accessed 9 May 2016), Wm Jones, Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States; citing family 173, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
[x] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file
[xi] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file
[xii] Martha Hadlock Birth Record, Martha Young's pension file- #14847; Joseph Harris Rockingham County Probate File #4400, Joseph Death Record- does not exist - instead see Revolutionary Service Records; Martha Death Record-does not exist - instead see 1840 Census where she is in the home of Dudley W. Jones.
[xiii] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file
[xiv] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file
[xv] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file
[xvi] See FamilySearch.org
[xvii] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xviii] Haverhill, MA Death Records & Salem Center Burial ground, Salem NH.
[xix] 1800 Census he was in Orford, ME; 1810 Census she was in Orford; She was not found on the 1820 Census there
[xx] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxi] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxii] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxiii] See FamilySearch.org or MVR
[xxiv] See FamilySearch.org or MVR
[xxv] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxvi] See FamilySearch.org or MVR
[xxvii] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxviii] See FamilySearch.org or NHVR
[xxix] Fold3 Martha Harris’s pension file

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<![CDATA[William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH Found At Last!]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:03:59 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/blog/william-smith-cemetery-ossipee-nh-found-at-lastPicture
Tucked in the woods of Ossipee, NH the mystery alludes me no more thanks to a wonderful couple named Bill & April who braved the the ticks & frustration of 3 trips in to no avail. Clearly, for them, giving up was not an option. A cold winter's day in late December, hours before the first snow fall of the season, and for the 4th time they ventured in once more!

I was completely unaware of their determination to solve this mystery, so you can imagine my complete surprise when out of no where after nearly 3 years & 3 trips of my own up there with no luck, I got a text from an unknown number saying....
"Amylynne, My wife and I volunteer as photographers for findagrave, and have followed your search for the Wm Smith Cemetery in Ossipee. Well, Merry Christmas!"

I can tell you. I was so excited. I cried. I cannot possibly express my gratitude enough to this wonderful couple. Thanks to them I now have pictures, exact gps coordinates, directions in, the name of the owner of the property & a wealth of other information. It turns out that the NH State Archives has stone wall maps of many areas in the state done by the WPA. That was the piece of information that helped them finally find it. I had no idea these maps existed and I'm sure many others in the state did not either, until now.

I'm already in the process of discussing bi-yearly access with the owners of the property to clean-up & preserve this historical cemetery. It seems promising that I will be allowed to do this as a direct descendant. I have found a lot of graves & have volunteered myself with FindaGrave for many years, but nothing has been so rewarding as getting that text from Bill & April. Thank you again, guys! You are the best!

For more on my blogs about this family visit here & also here.

Photos & all the credit goes to Bill & April Day

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