Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Mary (Hogg) Stinson, buried in Derry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.

ERECTED                       LIKEWISE
In Memory of                 In memory of
  Mr. John Stinson            Mrs. Mary Stinson
who departed                  relict of     
          this Life                   Mr. John Stinson
Febry ye 6th AD        who died Octr.
1785                        4th 1793
      In the 89th                  In the 90th year
Year of his                   of her age

John Stinson was born about 1695 and died 5 February 1785 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  He immigrated to Portsmouth in 1727 and married Mary Hogg.  She was born about 1703 and died 4 October 1793.  Mary Stinson was enumerated in the first federal census in 1790 in Londonderry.

John and Mary Stinson had ten children.  Several sons went on to settle in Starkstown (now Dunbarton, New Hampshire).   Another son, David, was killed by the Indians when captured along with the Stark brothers (John and William) on 28 April 1752 along the Pemigewasset River in Northern New Hampshire.  One of the Stinson daughters, Mary, married Captain William Stark.  Another daughter, Betsey (Jane),  married Stephen Holland, the British Spy around 1751.  You can read all about this Loyalist spy at this link:  


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Mary (Hogg) Stinson, buried in Derry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 16, 2016, (   http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/tombstone-tuesday-john-and-mary-hogg.html:  accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. While growing up in northern Goffstown, near the Dunbarton border, a part of our property bordered Stinson Rd. I imagine Stinson Rd was named after this family. Thank you for the article