Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Deacon Thomas Senter, d. 1834, Hudson, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Senter Cemetery, on the corner of Robinson Road and Old Derry Road in Hudson, New Hampshire.  If you have a GPS you can find it at  USGS Nashua North Quadrangle, E30311, N474278, Zone 19 (42° 48' 51"N, 71° 24' 30"W) not far from the Londonderry town line.

DIED DEC. 25, 1834
AEt. 83
ESTHER, his first wife
DIED 1800 AEt. 62
MERCY, Second wife
DIED 1802 AEt 41
Also three children of
AEt. 7 Y's
AEt 16 Y's
AEt 27 Y's
A tender father and mothers dear,
And three beloved daughters lie here,
When Christ returns to call them forth,
The rising day will show there worth.

Thomas Senter was the son of Samuel Senter and Susan Taylor, born 4 May 1753 in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and he died on 25 December 1834 in Hudson, New Hampshire. He married Esther Greeley about 1774.  She was the daughter of Ezekiel Greeley and Esther Lovewell, born 17 February 1749 at Nottingham West (now Hudson) and died in 1800 in Hudson.  They had nine children.  He also married second to Mercy Jackson, and third to Eunice White.  Thomas Senter was the deacon at the First Baptist Church in Hudson, which first met at his home on Old Derry Road before there was a baptist meeting house.  Thomas Senter also served in the American Revolutionary War in Capt. Archelaus Towne's Company for Derry, New Hampshire, mustered in 1 August 1775 for 3 months and 8 days.

1.)  Bridget, born about 1775, died 1793
2.) Catherine, born about 1776 and died 1803 AKA "Catey"
3.) Esther, born 1779, died 17 February 1828,  married James Proctor (see below)
4.) Susan, born 27 April 1781, died November 1850, married James E. Eayers
5.) Charlotte, born 1783, died 1791
6. ) Thomas, Jr., born 2 November 1784, died 10 February 1863, married Tryphena Sawyer
7. ) Nancy, born about 1786, married Isaac Lawrence
8. ) Rebecca, born 29 October 1787, died 9 March 1817, married Noah Robinson
9. ) Charles, born 18 February 1792, died 28 November 1857, married Harriet Greeley

In memory of
wife of Mr. James Proctor
who died Feb. 17, 1828, AEt 48
Here lies the sleeping dust unconscious close confined
But far, far above, dwells the immortal mind
Eunice, died July 3, 1812, AEt, 4 Yrs.
An Infant, died, March 28, 1815.
Lydia, died March 31, 1821, AEt, 11 Yrs.
Esther W. C. died Aug. 5, 1825, AEt. 4 Yrs.
Susan H., died at Boston, June 21,
1830, AEt. 7 Yrs. 6 Mo.
Suffer little children to come unto me and 
forbid them not for such is the kingdom of Heaven

The First Baptist Church of Hudson, NH website http://www.firstbaptisthudson.com/pages/history.html 

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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