|Commodore Nutt and his|
sweetheart, Minnie Warren
Near the current South Willow Street in Manchester there is a Nutt’s Pond. This section was also called Nutt’s Road. There is a small burial ground there named “Merrill’s Cemetery” by the entrance to the Mall of New Hampshire. Many generations of the Nutt family are buried here, including Commodore Nutt’s parents. Many descendents of Londonderry families are buried here, including Youngs, Vickerys, Harveys, McQuestons, and Boyces. It’s a great little cemetery!
|Merrill Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire|
|The Nutt Family Plot|
|Major Rodnia and Maria Nutt|
the Commodore's parents
I contacted the city and the Manchester Historical Society. Both stated that he was buried between his parents, Rodnia and Maria, but had no record of a stone. I returned to the cemetery to look again, and there is no marker next to the parents, or between the siblings. Can it be that one of the most famous actors and circus performers of the nineteenth century was buried in anonymity? Apparently this is true!
UPDATE 22 August 2012 Did you know that Lavinia Warren was a member of the DAR? And a Mayflower Descendant of Richard Warren (and four other Mayflower passengers?) See this post at the blog "The Educated Genealogist": http://sherifenley.blogspot.com/2012/08/women-of-dar-come-in-all-shapes-and.html
Commodore Nutt’s lineage:
Generation 1. William Nutt, born about 1698 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, died 26 October 1751 in Chester, New Hampshire; married Jean Colbath on 29 May 1723 in Bradford, Massachusetts. Ten children. William was a weaver.
Generation 2: William Nutt, born January 1730 in Londonderry, died 26 April 1801 in Derryfield (now Manchester, New Hampshire); married to Sarah Elkins James on 26 August 1751 in Derryfield.
Generation 3: Thomas James Nutt, born 23 July 1763 in Derryfield, died 9 July 1843 in Manchester; married to Sally Boyles on 18 August 1789 in Derryfield. Ten children.
Generation 4: Major Rodney/Rodnia Nutt, born 12 June 1810 in Derryfield, New Hampshire, died 23 January 1875; married first to Maria Dodge on 15 March 1836 in Goffstown, daughter of James D. Dodge and Margaret Gordon. Five children, including “Commodore Nutt”. He married second to Ruany Call on 11 Oct 1856. Six more children.
Generation 5: George Washington Morrison Nutt, “Commodore Nutt”, born 1 April 1848 in Manchester, died about 24 May 1881 in New York City; married Lillian Elston of California. No children.
http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/4/1/1854350.html#axzz1PIRyWnmT An excellent post from Janice Brown’s “Cow Hampshire” , about Commodore Nutt with a page of genealogy on the entire Nutt Family.
http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Manchester/nutt.html The Nutt Family Genealogy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Nutt Wikipedia story about Commodore Nutt
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40712F938581B7A93C4AB178ED85F458884F9 Commodore Nutt’s obituary published 26 May 1881 in the New York Times
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