Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nesmith, Derry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire.
It has the entire genealogy of the Nesmith family! 

Side One

emigrated from the North of Ireland
in 1718 and with 15 other families
were the original settlers of Londonderry,
N.H. in 1719; died 1767; aged 75, his wife
ELIZABETH, dau'r of Rev. J's McKeen
died in 1763; aged 67, their child'n
were ARTHUR, set'd in S. part of L.D.
afterwards removed to State of
Me.  JAMES, set'd in N. part of L.D.
JOHN, set'd in S. part of L.D. mar'd to
Elizabeth Reid.  THOMAS, set'd in S. part
of L.D. mar'd Annis Wilson
JOHN NESMITH, died 1815, aged 87.
Elizabeth, his wife, died 1793, aged 64.
Their child'n were JAMES
mar'd Elizabeth Brewster. ARTHUR 
mar'd Mary Duncan.  JOHN, mar'd 
Susan Hildreth, 2d wife Lydia Sargent.
EBENEZER mar'd Jane Troler.
THOMAS, not mar'd
died at L.D. 1815, aged 40
ELIZABETH, mar'd James Pinkerton
MARY, mar'd John Miltemore
JANE mar'd Hugh Anderson
BENJAMIN NESMITH, youngest son of the
emigrant (mar'd Agnes Gilmore)
Died in Belfast, Me. Sept 1800 aged 66

Side Two

died Nov. 30 1789 aged 58
Annis Wilson his wife died Jan. 1, 1821
aged 82, then children were
JOHN mar'd Lucy Martin
ELIZABETH mar'd Jon'a Wallace, she died
at Essex, NY
THOMAS died in infancy

Side Three

died Feb 4, 1806, aged 44
Lucy Martin, 1st husband John Nesmith
2nd husband, Dan'l McKeen, she died Feb 2,
1837' aged 72, children of first marriage were
JACOB M. died Jan. 19, 1863; aged 77
THOMAS, died July 31, 1870; aged 82
ELIZABETH, mar'd Alexander Park, died
at Windham, Jan. 18, 1836; aged 44
JOHN, died Oct. 15, 1869; aged 76
JAMES W. died Apr. 29, 1881; aged 85
LUCY mar'd John Patten; died Apr. 22
1848; aged 49
ANNIS, mar'd Wm. Davidson, 1801 - 1877
GEORGE R. died, Aug. 21, 1882; aged 79
JONATHAN W. died at Somerville Nov. 2, 
1847, aged 42
ELIZA wife of James W. Nesmith
died Aug. 28, 1865; aged 58 yrs
and dear family
JAMES AUGUSTUS died Sept. 28
1845, aged 11 yrs
MARY ANN wife of Benjamin Parsons
died Apr. 25, 1913; aged 80 yrs, 9 ms

Side Four

died Nov. 9, 1844; aged 78, mar'd
Susan Hildreth who died 1813; aged ??
2d wife Lydia Sargent. child'n of the
Died April 19, 1856
marriage were 
SUSAN H.            SAMUEL H.
JAMES P. died at Matanzas April 21, 1844
aged 27
MARY NESMITH Died Feb. 21, 1869
THOMAS, died Nov. 17, 1888
child'n of the 2d marriage were
ALBERT S. died Apr. 1, 1860. aged 44

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. I've just found your blog page on the Nesmith family, my maternal grandmother's family. Thank you for creating it. Someday I hope to see the tombstone for myself.

  2. Hi I also come from the Nesmith family, my third great grandfather was Anthony Rutgers Nesmith.

    Armando Salazar