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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
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e of Ulster in the reign of James I. They had borne the brunt of the siege of Londonderry; they had been the right hand of King William in the battle of Boyne Water; and, being oppressed by their Catholic neighbors after James had been routed from Ireland, they emigrated to New Hampshire. They established themselves in the centre and northern parts of the province, naming their new settlements after their Irish homes, so that to-day, going through their towns of Derry, Londonderry, Chester, Antrim, and Hillsboro, one would almost think that he was travelling in the north of Ireland. These men in position at home were far above the ordinary ranks of life. They were of exceedingly vigorous physical organization; so much so that there was added to them great length of days. The first planters in Londonderry lived to an average of eighty years; some lived to ninety, and others to one hundred. Among the last was William Scovy, who died at the age of one hundred and four. The last two
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whiton, John Milton 1785-1856 (search)
Whiton, John Milton 1785-1856 Clergyman; born in Winchendon, Mass., Aug. 1, 1785; graduated at Yale College in 1805; was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Andover, N. H., in 1808-53. His publications include Brief notices of the town of Antrim, in the Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society; Sketches of the early history of New Hampshire, 1623–;1833, etc. He died in Antrim, N. H., Sept. 28, 185