children were born in this town, and after a residence of seventeen years the family moved to Charlestown, N. H., where Captain Gilchrist died, 1827.
When we see what was the caliber of the members of this family, we realize that what was our loss was New Hampshire's gain.
John James Gilchrist, born February 16, 1809, and Edward Gilchrist, born February 15, 181, must have received their early education here.
The former was a pupil at the school of John Angier.
He graduated from Harvard, 1828, and upon being admitted to the bar established himself in Charlestown, N. H. He married a daughter of a former governor of that state, and became successful in the practice of his profession.
He was early called to the head of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, and was appointed one of the judges of the Court of Claims by President Pierce.
He discharged his duties with marked ability and was greatly esteemed.
He died at Washington, April 20, 1858.
His intimate friend and classmate, Hon.