Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Equestrian Conundrum?

Every Wednesday for over two years I've been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. Today's weather vane can be seen in just over the Derry line in Chester, New Hampshire. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

Do you know the location of weather vane #111? Scroll down to see the answer....

Did you notice that each weather vane points a different direction?  
Which way does the wind blow at Senator Bell Farm?

Today's weather vanes were photographed at the Senator Bell Farm in Chester, New Hampshire.  This is a local equestrian school.  This is the farm to which Senator Samuel Bell retired after he left the US Senate .  .  

Samuel Bell, son of John Bell and Mary Ann Gilmore, born 9 February 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire, died 23 December 1850 in Chester, New Hampshire.  He is buried at the Chester Village Cemetery.  Senator Bell was married to Mehitable Bowen Dana and had six children.  His second wife was Lucy G. Smith, and they had four children.  One of these was Louis Bell, who was born in Chester in 1837 and was a General during the Civil War.  General Bell died on 16 January 1865  at Kure Beach, North Carolina during the assault on Fort Fisher. 

Senator Samuel Bell graduated from the New Ipswich Academy and Dartmouth College, class of 1739. He was elected twice to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and Speaker of the House in 1806. Senator Bell was a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1807 to 1811, elected Governor of New Hampshire in 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822.  He was elected to the United States Senate in 1823, and re-elected in 1829.   His nephew Charles Henry Bell was the governor of New Hampshire from 1881 to 1883. 

Senator Bell Farm School
156 Derry Road  (Route 102)

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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