Category Archives: New Hampshire

#52Ancestors: Where There’s a Will There are Valuable Clues

The ninth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Where There’s a Will. A will, like any other public record, can be flawed and filled with misinformation or unfortunate misdirects. However, a will can be the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Drisco

The sixth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Favorite Name. The ancestors were so clever, using and reusing certain surnames recycled as given names to leave an unmistakable path of breadcrumbs for we descendants to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: The Long-Living Rev. Stephen Bachiler

The third of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Longevity. The Rev. Stephen Bachilder is my 11th great grandfather. Although some sources make the claim that he died in his 100th year, it is a claim … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Addie Mae & Lizzie Mae

The second of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Favorite Photo. This was a really tough one, especially for anyone with albums (and boxes … and folders) full of “favorite” photos. That said, my thoughts went … Continue reading

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William Ham of Cornwall

Consensus on from where William Ham and his wife Honor Stephens originated (that is, where and when they were born), where and when William Ham emigrated to in New England, and where and when William settled his family appears to … Continue reading

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Hinckley D. Harris: Civil War Veteran and a most courageous soldier

Hinckley Dyer Troupe Harris died March 7, 1886, at the fairly young age of 59. He led an interesting, action-filled life, as related in the obviously family-published booklet, A Sketch of the Ancestry and Genealogy of Hinkley D. Harris and … Continue reading

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Harris: A distinguished medical career and a near career ender

Leonard W. and Jane Harris, according to one family historian, had eleven children. Until recently the seven known children appeared to make that a case of wishful thinking. The discovery of a “new” sibling suggested that there might be more. … Continue reading

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