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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 heads of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, Christopher Columbus, 1829- (search)
Andrews, Christopher Columbus, 1829- Lawyer and diplomatist; born in Hillsboro, N. H., Oct. 27, 1829; was educated at the Harvard Law School; admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1850, and later settled in St. Cloud, Minn. In the Civil War he rose from the ranks to brevet major-general in the Union army. In 1869-77 he was United States minister to Norway and Sweden, and in 1882-85 consul-general to Rio de Janeiro. He has published a History of the campaign of Mobile; Brazil. Its conditions and prospects; Administrative reform, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pierce, Franklin 1804-1869 (search)
Pierce, Franklin 1804-1869 Fourteenth President of the United States, from 1853 to 1857; Democrat; born in Hillsboro, N. H., Nov. 23, 1804; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1824; became a lawyer; was admitted to the bar in 1827, and made his permanent residence at Concord in 1838. He was in Congress from 1833 to 1837; United States Senator from 1837 to 1842; served first as colonel of United States Infantry in the war against Mexico, and as brigadier-general, under Scott, in 1847, leading a large reinforcement for that general's army on its march for the Mexican capital. In June, 1852, the Democratic Convention nominated him for President of the United States, and he was elected in November (see cabinet, President's). President Pierce favored the pro-slavery party in Kansas, and in January, 1856, in a message to Congress, he denounced the formation of a free-State government in Kansas as an act of rebellion. During the Civil War ex-President Pierce was in full sympathy with the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, John Grimes 1835- (search)
Walker, John Grimes 1835- Naval officer; born in Hillsboro, N. H., March 20, 1835; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1856. In the Civil War he took part in the capture of New Orleans, in operations against Vicksburg, almost all the battles on the Mississippi River in 1862 and 1863; and commanded the gunboat Shawmut in the capture of Wilmington, N. C. He was secretary of the lighthouse board in 1873-78; chief of the bureau of navigation in 1881-89; was promoted commodore in 1889 and rear-admiral in 1894; was then assigned to command the Pacific Station; and was retired in 1897. He was president of the naval retiring board in 1895; chairman of the light-house board in 1895-96, and of the commission for the location of a deepwater harbor on the coast of southern California in 1896-97; president of the Nicaragua Canal commission in 1897-99, and of the Isthmian Canal commission since 1899.
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union, Company L. (search)
1865. Michael Cassady, en. Boston. Cr. Newton, 21; cordial-maker. Jan. 2, 1865 M. O. Sept. 28, 1865. Ezekiel H. Chase, E. Boston, 30, m; carpenter. Dec. 2, 1861. M. O. Dec. 27, 1864. George C. Claiborne, Salem, 42 m; farmer. Nov. 6, 1861. Disch Disa. June 11, 1862, Herman Clapp, en. Greenfield, Cr. Gill, 20; machinist. Dec. 31, 1864. M. O. Sept. 28, 1865. John Class, en. New Orleans, 24. June 2, 1862. Deserted July 15, 1864. New Orleans, La. John H. Clement, Hillsboro, N. H., Cr. Roxbury, 22, s; clerk. March 14, 1864. Died July 14, 1864, New Orleans, La. Henry S. Clifford, New York, 25, s; engineer. Nov. 9, 1861. Disch. Disa. Nov. 27, 1862. Peter Collins, en. New Orleans, La., 24. May 22, 1862. Disch. May 17, 1865. Francis M. Connor, en. Greenfield, Cr. New Salem, 20; miller. Dec. 30, 1864. M. O. Sept. 28, 1865. John Connors, en. New Orleans, La. Deserted about Jan. 1863, Baton Rouge, La. George H. Cook, Scituate, 18,s; glass cutter, N
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, John S. Edgerly: and his home on Winter Hill (search)
g man he ever knew of, desirous to learn, very energetic, and busy every moment. Be that as it may, I know he was well acquainted with Deacon and Mrs. Vinal, and they were the only ones from Charlestown present at the marriage of Mr. Edgerly at a little home in Boston over seventy years ago, from which house he moved, with his wife and two children, in 1836, to the house that he had bought on Winter Hill. Mrs. Edgerly was the daughter of Moses and Lydia Watts Woods, and was born in Hillsboro, N. H., May 1, 1807. There were nine children. Mr. Woods figured quite prominently in military affairs, and was colonel of the Ninth New Hampshire regiment. His father, Moses Woods, 1st, was one of the forty at Concord Bridge who took up arms against the soldiers of King George III, April 19, 1775, and fired the shot heard round the world. He later came with the regiment that marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776, and still later was first lieutenant in Colonel Samuel Bullard's regiment, that b
67. Hartt, Abijah, 44. Harvard College, 18, 44, 48, 65, 70, 82. Harvard Square, 75, 78, 82. Harvard University, 9, 51, 66. Hastings, Samuel, 79. Hawes, Frank Mortimer, 11, 43, 64, 87. Hawkins, Nathaniel, 89, 90, 91. Hay, John, 67. Hayes, A. A., 9. Hayes, John S., 36, 60. Haymarket Square, Boston, 4. Hays,——--, 67. Hayward, N., 88. Hemans, —, 64. Henley, Samuel, 43. Henley, Samuel, Esq., 67. Henry I., 50. Henry VIII., 25. Hills, John, 66. Hills, Thomas, 66. Hillsboro, N. H., 38. Hingham, Mass., 34, 44. Historic Genealogical Register, New England, 80. Historic Heights and Points, 60. History of Medford, Brooks-Usher, 15. Hittenger, —, 40, 65. Holbrook, Samuel, 68. Hooker, —, 74. Hopkins Classical School, 70. Horn Pond, 2. Horn Pond Brook, 3. Horn Pond House, 3, 7. Horn Pond Locks, 2, 3. Hotten, Camden, 50. Houghton (family), 24. Hunt, William, 55. Hurd, Mercy, 55. Hutchinson, Samuel, 16. Increase, Ship, 73. Ipswich, Mass., 78
f, and in his own simple, quiet way was helpful in every good cause and work. He inherited from his mother, Rebecca Hammond, of Dedham, sister of the late Samuel Hammond, of Boston, his strong character and Puritan love of all that was good and noble and improving, together with an earnest desire for knowledge. The Boston Traveller, under the heading An Old Boston Merchant, said a few days after Mr. Train's death: He was born in Weston. Shortly after his birth his father removed to Hillsboro, N. H., then almost a wilderness. Here he remained until his majority, and then started for Boston on foot to seek his fortune, coming down on the old Derry and Andover pike. He halted at Medford to eat his frugal meal on the spot where he afterwards built his home and where he died. He began business in Boston as a dealer in boots and shoes, near where the Quincy Market now stands. By degrees he added thereto a trade in hides and leather, and was among the first, if not the first, to emba