Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Charles Ingalls and Augusta Rowe of Hooksett, New Hampshire - Tombstone Tuesday

This tombstone was photographed at the Davis-Cate Cemetery in Hooksett, New Hampshire


1845 - 1903
- 1898
1820 - 1902
Erected by his wife Bertha B. Ingalls

Charles H. Ingalls, son of Alfred A. Ingalls and Mary S. Ordway, was born in Hooksett on 7 February 1845 and died 12 January 1903 in Saxonville (a section of Framingham), Massachusetts.  He was married first to Augusta Rowe on 26 November 1868 in the town of Hooksett.  She was born in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts in 1849 and died in 1893 in Hooksett.  His second wife was Bertha B. Bowman, born in February 1870 in Ireland and died in 1930 (She is buried in the Catholic Saint Joseph Cemetery in Manchester, New Hampshire. Their two children were Charles Ordway Ingalls (1894 - 1925) and Catherine M. Ingalls).  

Charles was a veteran of the Civil War.  He enlisted as a private on 25 July 1864 in the New Hampshire Regiment of Houghton's Infantry Company, Martin Guards, and mustered out on 16 September 1864. On 17 September 1864 he re-enlisted as a corporal in Company K, New Hampshire 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, and mustered out on 15 June 1865 in Washington, DC.  According to the 1880 Federal Census, Charles Ingalls lived in Manchester and worked for the railroad.  His second wife received a widow's pension for his service.  

The other woman listed here on this tombstone is Mary S. Ordway Stevens.  She was born 18 May 1820 in Goffstown, New Hampshire and died 9 March 1902 in Hooksett.  She was married second to Samuel H. Stevens in 1863.  She was Charles Ingalls' mother.  His father Alfred A. Ingalls was born about 1820 in Chester, New Hampshire, the son of Josiah Ingalls and Olive Sanborn.  He died 21 March 1891 in Hampton, New Hampshire of Bright's disease.

Alfred's father was Josiah Ingalls, born on 18 July 1777 in Sandown, New Hampshire, and died 10 July 1847 in Chester.  He married Olive Sanborn.  Josiah and Olive had eight children.  Josiah's parents were Nathaniel Ingalls (b. 1727) and Abigail Huse of Chester.  Josiah was the son of Samuel Ingalls ((1683 - 1760) and Mary Watts.  Samuel was the son of Samuel Ingalls (1654 - 1733) and Sarah Hendrick.  Samuel was the son of my 9th great uncle Henry Ingalls (1627 - 1719) and Sarah Farnham. I descend from both Henry's brother Robert Ingalls (about 1621 - 1698) and his other brother Samuel Ingalls (about 1632 - 1717).

The Charles Ingalls buried above is my 5th cousin 5 generations removed.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Charles Ingalls and Augusta Rowe of Hooksett, New Hampshire - Tombstone Tuesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 10, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/11/charles-ingalls-and-augusta-rowe-of.html: accessed [access date]).

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Happy Birthday to my Little Sister

Happy Birthday to my Little Sister!

This photo was taken at Beverly Hospital, so she must have been just new born.  I was only three years old, and I don't really remember that day except from the stories my parents tell. My Dad dropped my Mom at the hospital to have the baby (that's how it happened in those days) and then took me to the neighborhood Dunkin' Donuts.  It must have been late at night because I was in my pajamas.  A police officer asked my Dad why he had me up so late.  I have a vague remembrance of sitting at the counter on a very high stool, but then again that is where we sat every time at Dunkin' Donuts because in those days there was no drive through or booths.  That same restaurant is no longer standing in Beverly, and we drove by the location with my Mom just a few weeks ago and I heard the story all over again. 

Welcome to the world, Little Sister. 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Birthday to my Little Sister", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 4, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/12/happy-birthday-to-my-little-sister.html: accessed [access date]). 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Simeon Batchelder and Eliza Colby of Hooksett, New Hampshire - Tombstone Tuesday

This tombstone was photographed at the Davis-Cate Cemetery in Hooksett, New Hampshire

SEPT. 10, 1820 - APR. 3, 1907
FEB. 8, 1831 - FEB. 19, 1914

Simeon Batchelder, son of Benjamin Batchelder and Mary Spaulding, was born 8 September, 1820 in Bridgewater, New Hampshire and died 3 April 1907 in Hooksett, New Hampshire.  He married twice, first to Adeline Brown in 1834, and second to Eliza. H. Colby, buried here with him.  His only child was from his first wife, Samuel Batchelder, born 1 January 1839, a Civil War Veteran of Company B of the 5th NH Regiment,  who died 8 February 1896 in Hampton Fall, New Hampshire and buried at the West View Cemetery.

Eliza Colby was the daughter of Alvah Colby and Lucinda Hackett, born 8 February 1831 in Hooksett, and died 19 February 1914.  The Davis-Cate Cemetery in Hooksett is located on Hackett Hill Road, so Eliza probably grew up nearby.  Her parents are buried in the same cemetery.   Lucinda was born 22 November 1809 in Hooksett,

Simeon's father, Benjamin Batchelder, was born 2 June 1787 and married Mary Spaulding in 1815.  She was born in Merrimack on 24 January 1790.  They lived in Bridgewater where they had seven children.

Simeon's grandfather, also named Simeon Batchelder, was born in 1765 and married twice, first to Mary (Polly) Marston and second to a Miss Powell.  He had ten children.  His great grandfather was Benjamin Batchelder, born about 1744, who settled in Deerfield, and then Meredith. He had ten children also, with his wife Martha (maiden name unknown). His 2nd great grandfather was John Batchelder, born 9 November 1729 in Hampton, who married Apphia Philbrick on 7 October 1753.  His 3rd great grandparents were John Batchelder and Elizabeth Moulton, who were married on 18 March 1724/5.  This John Batchelder was my 8th great uncle, son of Stephen Batchelder (1675- 1748) and Mary Dearborn.  I descend from John's brother, Stephen Batchelder (1701 - 1748/49) who married Jane Lamprey.

This would make Simeon Batchelder, buried above, my 5th cousin, 4 generations removed.

For the truly curious:

History of the Town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, by Richard Watson Musgrove, 1904

Batchelder, Bachellor Genealogy, by Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1898


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Simeon Batchelder and Eliza Colby of Hooksett, New Hampshire - Tombstone Tuesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 3, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/11/simeon-batchelder-and-eliza-colby-of.html: accessed [access date]).

Friday, November 29, 2019

December 2019 Genealogy and Local History Calendar

For last minute updates, see the “Nutfield Genealogy” Facebook page at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/nutfield.gen/    Please send new events to me by commenting here at the end of this post, or email vrojomit@gmail.com


December 3, Tuesday, 6pm, Black & Pink: The Records of Prison Activism and Boton’s LGBTQ Community, at the History Project, 29 Stanhope Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Receptions at 6pm. Reading at 6:30. Free to the public, but tickets are required through Eventbrite.

December 4, Wednesday, 6pm, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, First Floor.  Henry Beston’s book “The Outermost House” inspired the national seashore on Cape Cod.  Presented by author and newspaper editor Don Wilding. Free to the public.

December 5, Thursday, 6pm, A History of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, at the Lincoln Public Library, 22 Church Street, Lincoln, New Hampshire. Presented by John Gfroer. Free to the public.

December 6, Friday, 7pm, Huzzah! Tavern Nights!  At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, 306 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets at www.trustedtours.com  Boston’s only colonial tavern experience!  Revel with Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, and other prominent Bostonians. 

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 40th Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Stroll from house to historic house, meet costumed role players and performers.  Complimentary refreshments and hot apple cider. Traditional hearth cooking demonstrations, crafts, and winter projects for kids.  Tickets at https://strawbery-banke-museum.simpletix.com/Event/44145/40thCandlelightStroll/?fbclid=IwAR3Vbu2qtb8CgC3giOxUNODeaevpiGvQTRGX6CiH5gU55RfBVAtG-pH_Ass#.XahX1UZKiUl

December 7, Saturday, 10:30am, American Girl Doll Tea Party, at the Millyard Museum, 300 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. $10 per person includes tour, lunch and a craft. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 603-622-7531 or go online at www.manchesterhistoric.org.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

December 7 and 14, Saturday, seatings at 11am and 2pm, Colonial Holiday Tea, at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern at 164 Water Street, Exeter, New Hampshire. All ages welcome, no highchairs available. Reservations required.  https://www.independencemuseum.org/event/ring-in-the-season/  

December 7, Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Living History Event: The Noble Train Begins, at Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.  Relive Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepares to move cannons from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation in 1776.  Included with admission to the fort.

December 8, Sunday, 11am - 4pm, Lexington Tea Burning, at the Buckman Tavern, Lexington, Massachusetts.  All day event, free to the public.  An annual re-enactment with musket drills, interpretive programs, and music by fife and drum corps.  The tea will be burned at 1:30pm.  Take advantage of the free admission to see the new #Alarmed! exhibit on its final day.  

December 8, Sunday, 1pm, Irish Christmas in America with Oisin MacDiarmada and Seamus Begley, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, 200 New Boston Road, Canton, Massachusetts.  Tickets $30 in advance, or $35 on the night www.eventbrite.com

December 8, Sunday, 3pm, Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares, at the Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue, Keene, New Hampshire.  Presented as part of the Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series, this one hour illustrated presentation introduces us to Jennie powers of New Hampshire, who used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in the Monadnock Region from the 1890s- 1920s.  Free to the public.

December 10, Tuesday, 5:15pm, Who was One-Eyed Sarah?, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Tickets at www.masshist.org   Free to the public, but registration required. Presented by Gabriel Loiacono of the University of Wisconsin and by Cornelia Dayton of the University of Connecticut.  This essay considers the life of the indigenous nurse in early nineteenth century Providence, Rhode Island.

December 14, Saturday, 10:30am, Recording the Past for the Future, at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Sponsored by the Middlesex Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.  Presented by Dave Robison.  See this link for more information: https://www.msoginc.org/msogwp/category/chapters/middlesex/

December 14, Saturday, 11am, Mayflower Anniversary- Essex England: Home of the Mayflower?, at the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Bristol Chapter meeting at the Somerset Public Library, 1464 Country Street (Route 138), Somerset, Massachusetts.  Business meeting at 11am, presentation at noon. Free to the public. Presented by Linda MacIver.

December 16, Monday, 6:30pm, The 246th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Pary Reenactment, hosted by the Boston Tea Pary Ships and Museum and the Old South Meeting House. Ticket holders can join a colonial meeting at Old South Meeting House at 6:30pm, then join the crowds outside as the Town Crier brings news to the streets (Free to the public), and at 7:30 the public is invited to parade through the streets down to Griffin’s Wharf to destroy the tea!  At 8pm the public is invited to line the shores of Boston Harbor and watch as the “Sons of Liberty” toss the tea from the brig Beaver. (Free to the public with reserved seats for ticket holders). Tickets at this link:  https://67819.blackbaudhosting.com/67819/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=777da567-46cb-4289-9992-354f2887a127&fbclid=IwAR1AlEvMuzhKszsUch_Jgjx69IMuvXGdYCk-DUtik6IEYwoIsrjQkbfYH2I

December 17, Tuesday, 6:30pm, The Real Witches of New Hampshire, at the Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, New Hampshire. Join Justine Paradis of NH Public Radio and historian Tricia Peone as they discuss witchcraft in New Hampshire.  Listen also to the 3 part series on witches in the Granite State on NHPR, too.  Free to the public. 

December 18, Wednesday, 7:30pm, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: Slavery in New England, at the Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George Street, Medford, Massachusetts. Historian Jared Hardesty will speak about his new book. $10 for non-members. This is a repeat of the program for October 17th.

December 21, Saturday, 2pm, The Real History of Christmas in New England, at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Presented by Dennis Picard. Seating is limited. Please call the museum to reserve your spot.

Future events:

March 14, 2020, Saturday, History Camp Boston, at Suffolk University Law School.  https://historycamp.org/boston 

April 4-5, The 2020 Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar:  Origins and Destinations, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, Massachusetts. 

May 1 – 4, Salem Ancestry Days, at Salem, Massachusetts. Do you have ancestors from Salem, Massachusetts? This will be a weekend of lectures, tours and research. More information will be posted soon at https://www.salem.org/ancestryweek/ 

May 21, Thursday, noon – 5pm, Welcome Home, Mayflower II, at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Come celebrate the return of the newly restored Mayflower II to her home berth in Plymouth harbor.  The celebrations will continue all Memorial Day weekend.

April 14, 2021 – April 17, 2021, NERGC 2021 (The New England Regional Genealogical Conference), at the Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. http://nergc.org/ 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My Mayflower Passenger Ancestors

Happy Thanksgiving!

It seems that folks are taking time to post their Mayflower lines on blogs and Facebook this week as a new meme for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will be a fun way to compare lineages and find new cousins!

Here are my own lineages in alphabetical order with Mayflower passengers in bold:

Isaac Allerton(abt 1586 – 1659)and Mary Norris (1587 – 1621-died during  the “starving time” in the first winter on Cape Cod)
Remember Allerton (abt 1614 – 1656) and Moses Maverick
Abigail Maverick and Samuel Ward
Martha Ward and John Tuthill
Martha Tuthill and Mark Haskell
Lucy Haskell and Jabez Treadwell
Nathaniel Treadwell and Mary Hovey
Jabez Treadwell and Betsey Jillings Homan
Eliza Ann Treadwell and Abijah Hitchings
Abijah Franklin Hitchings and Hannah Eliza Lewis
Arthur Treadwell Hitchings and Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

Edward Doty (abt 1599 – 1635) and Faith Clark
Desire Doty and Alexander Standish
Desire Standish and Nathan Weston
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

John Tilley (abt 1571- 1620) and Joan Hurst (abt 1568 – 1621) both died in “starving time”
Elizabeth Tilley (1607 – 1687) and John Howland (1592 – 1673)
Hope Howland and John Chipman
Hannah Chipman and Thomas Huckins
Hope Huckins and Benjamin Hamblin
Hannah Hamblin and Jonathan Crosby
Ebenezer Crosby and Elizabeth Robinson
Rebecca Crosby and Comfort Haley
Joseph Edwin Healey and Matilda Weston
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

John Tilley (abt 1571- 1620) and Joan Hurst (abt 1568 – 1621) both died in “starving time”
Elizabeth Tilley (1607 – 1687) and John Howland (1592 – 1673)
Desire Howland and John Gorham
Desire Gorham and John Hawes
Elizabeth Hawes and Thomas Daggett
Elizabeth Daggett and John Butler
Keziah Butler and Samuel Osborn
Samuel Osborn and Sarah Wass
Sarah Osborn and Charles Skinner
Ann Skinner and Thomas Ratchford Lyons
Isabella Lyons and Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Caleb Rand Bill and Ann Margaret Bollman
Isabella Lyons Bill and Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Donald Munroe Wilkinson and Bertha Louise Roberts (my paternal grandparents)

George Soule ( abt 1593 – 1680) and Mary Beckett
John Soule and Rebecca Simonson
 Rebecca Soule and Edmund Weston
Nathan Weston and Desire Standish
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

Captain Myles Standish (abt 1584 – 1656) and Barbara Unknown
Alexander Standish and Desire Doty
Desire Standish and Nathan Weston
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

For information about Mayflower passengers online see Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower History at

For information about the Mayflower Society see this link:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "My Mayflower Passenger Ancestors", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 27, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/11/my-mayflower-passenger-ancestors.html: accessed [access date]). 

Monday, November 25, 2019

2019 New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation and Turkey Pardon

This morning, at the Executive Council meeting in the New Hampshire statehouse in Concord, Governor Christopher Sununu proclaimed the Thanksgiving holiday for 2019.  Also, following the Thanksgiving Proclamation ceremony, he pardoned a turkey. 

Ten members of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society
with Governor Chris Sununu

The Governor, Executive Council and New Hampshire Mayflower Society

Governor Rojo and Governor Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu, the NH Attorney General, and
the Executive Council all voted on pardoning this suspicious character,
at turkey from Sanbornton, New Hampshire. 

"Joanna" the turkey received a full pardon

New Hampshire Mayflower Society Governor Rojo with the 2019 Thanksgiving Proclamation

The Thanksgiving Proclamation reads:

The State of New Hampshire By His Excellency Christopher T. Sununu, Governor and the Honorable Executive Council

A Proclamation

In the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Nineteen  THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

WHEREAS, in the autumn of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate the plentiful harvest they reaped following their first winter in North America; and

WHEREAS, the first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington, Was November 26, 1789, and President Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed the first annual national holiday in 1863, establishing the date as the last Thursday of November at the behest of nationally celebrated editor and author, and daughter of New Hampshire, Sarah Josepha Hale; and

WHEREAS, on Thanksgiving Day, New Hampshire citizens and all Americans come together to enjoy the fellowship of family and friends with a feast that symbolizes the many blessings of our lives, and

WHEREAS, while Thanksgiving is a time to gather in a spirit of gratitude with family, friends, and neighbors, it is also an opportunity to serve others and to share our blessings with those in need; and

WHEREAS, as citizens we pause to consider our good fortunes, and are especially mindful of the heroic men and women who serve and have served our country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER T. SUNUNU, GOVERNOR, of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby proclaim, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 as THANKSGIVING DAY in the State of New Hampshire, and call this day to the attention of all citizens.

Given at the Executive Council Chamber, this 25th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand nineteen, and of the independence of the United Sates of America, two hundred forty-three. 

See the turkey pardon here from WMUR TV:

One of our junior members was also on a video!  See Sophie Morrow interviewed here:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "2019 New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation and Turkey Pardon",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 25, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/11/2019-new-hampshire-thanksgiving.html: accessed [access date]). 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

TAYLOR of Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) ~ Surname Saturday


This family sketch is published here for the Nutfield 300th Anniversary.  The Taylor family also settled early in Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) from Northern Ireland.  It is similar to the "First 16 Families" sketches which you can read at this link:   https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/p/nutfields-first-16-settlers.html

Some of this information is shared from the “Descendants of Mathew and Janet Taylor” Facebook Group, with help from descendants Betty Taylor Aube and Pat Taylor. For more information, please contact the Taylor Family Association (see below).   There are files available with much more family information, including a complete family history and 13 generations of descendants, at the Facebook group link below.  

Matthew Taylor, born about 1690 in Ireland, died on 26 January 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire (now the town of Derry).  He was married about 1720 to Janet (whose maiden name was possibly Wilson or a Dickey?).  She was born about 1705 in Ireland and died about after 22 January 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  They came to New England on the ship The Wolf. 

In 1729 he was elected as hayward
In 1731 he was part of a committee to find a second minister for the Presbyterian church
In 1732 Matthew Taylor bought Governor Wentworth’s land
In 1736 he witnessed the will of John Morison, Sr.
In 1737 he was elected constable
In 1755 he was elected as tithingman

Matthew Taylor and Janet had ten children:

     1.       John, born 22 Sept 1721 at sea, died 1787; married Margaret Dickey

     2.        Eleanor, born 19 January 1724 in Londonderry and died 1 May 1781 in Truro, Nova Scotia; married about 1743 in Londonderry to Samuel Archibald, son of John Archibald and Margaret Unknown.  He was born 1719 in Ireland and died 15 July 1774 in Truro.  Their children: Matthew (married Janet Fisher), Janet (married John Hinckley), David (married Jean Miller), Agness Nancy (married John Matthew Taylor), Samuel (married 1st Nancy Clayton, 2nd Margaret Archibald), Margaret, John,  James, Robert, Elizabeth, Martha and Eleanor.

     3.       Agnes, born 6 March 1725, in Londonderry, died 17 April 1747; married Deacon Samuel Fisher.

     4.       Capt. Matthew, born 30 October 1727 in Londonderry and died 22 January Truro, Nova Scotia; married about 1751 in Londonderry to Elizabeth Archibald, sister to Samuel Archibald (above) and daughter of John Archibald and Margaret Wilson.  She was born 20 January 1726 in Londonderry and died 4 November 1809 in East River Saint Mary’s, Nova Scotia. Their children:  James, born 1754 in Truro, Nova Scotia, and died 27 January 1834 in Maugerville, New Brunswick married to Rebecca Bartlett (daughter of Richard Bartlett and Mary Robinson) and had six children; John Matthew (married his cousin Agness also known as Nancy – see above); Janet (married David McKean); Robert (married Mehitable Wilson); David (married Eleanor Archibald); Archibald (married 1st Jennet Blair, 2nd Mary MacDonald); William (married 1st Margaret McCurdy, 2nd Hannah Ryder) was born 7 November 1771 in Truro, Nova Scotia and died about 1840 in Shezzetcook, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia.

     5.       Jannet, born 10 June 1731 in Londonderry, died 23 December 1768 in Londonderry; married first to Joseph Finley; married second to John Anderson.  She is buried at the Old Hill Cemetery in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 

     6.       William, born 23 March 1732/3 in Londonderry and died 1795 in Augusta, Oneida County, New York; married Elizabeth “Betsey” Grimes in 1756.  Their child: Mary (married Capt. John Gregg).  William served as a private in Captain Joshua Abbott’s company of Colonel John Stark’s regiment from April 24 – August 1775 (three months and fifteen days).  He was also a private in Captain Joseph Dearborn’s company. 

     7.       David Taylor, born 10 August in Londonderry, died after 1790; married Margaret Kelsey

     8.       Adam Taylor, born 15 August 1737 in Londonderry, died 13 April 1806; married Mary Cunningham.  He is buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire. 

     9.       Martha, born 15 August 1739; died 1770.

   10.   Samuel, born 1745 in Londonderry, died 1 June 1803; married first to Sarah Fisher; married second to Eunice Lancaster.  He is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire. 

A descendant of this family, Robert Taylor, built the 200 year old "Up and Down Sawmill" on Island Pond Road in Derry, New Hampshire.  This sawmill has been preserved and maintained by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and is part of the New Hampshire State Park system at Ballard State Forest in Derry. Robert Taylor bought the property in 1799 and the current building dates from 1805. The land and sawmill were donated to the state in 1953 by Ernest R. Ballard. You can read more about this sawmill at these links:   https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/historic-sites/taylor-mill-historic-site  and at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Mill_State_Historic_Site

There is also a Taylor Public Library in East Derry, established in 1878 from a $1000 bequest from the estate of Emma and Harriet Taylor.  You can watch a sort video about the history of this library at this link:  https://vimeo.com/144671655

For more information:

The Taylor Family Association on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/98720166757/ 

Musquodoboit Pioneers: A Record of Seventy Families, Their Homesteads and Genealogies 1780-1980,  by Jennie Reid (Volume 1, Hantsport, NS, 1980).

A former blog post about the Taylor sawmill:

Another blog post with photos and story of the 2011 Taylor Family Reunion in East Derry:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "TAYLOR of Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) ~ Surname Saturday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 23, 2019, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/11/taylor-of-nutfield-now-derry-new.html: accessed [access date]).