Category Archives: New Hampshire

Three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Erin P. Hayde, DSDI New Hampshire Governor, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at the National Archives in November 2017.  Pictured are three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett home is unique among the signers

The homes of the 56 signers of the Declaration have aged in different ways since 1776.  Some have been taken over by preservation societies, some have undergone extensive renovations, some are open to the public, others are in private hands, … Continue reading

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William Whipple

His father, also named William Whipple, was a native of Ipswich, and worked as a maltster, now called a brewer. He later became a sea captain and moved to Kittery. William Whipple’s great great grandfather, Matthew Whipple, left Bocking, England … Continue reading

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Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton was born in Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland on March 3, 1714 of Scotch-Irish parents, James Thornton and Elizabeth Jenkins. When he was three years old, his family emigrated to America, settling first in what would become the state … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett’s family has been traced back to the time of William the Conqueror. In 1873 Professor S. C. Bartlett of the Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois made a trip to Stopham, England to visit the old world family seat … Continue reading

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