Meredith was first known as Palmer's Town in honor of Samuel Palmer, a teacher of surveying and navigation who laid out much of the land surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee. In 1748, it was one of the first towns to have a charter granted by the Masonian Proprietors. Many grantees were from Salem, Massachusetts, so Palmer's Town was renamed New Salem. It was settled in 1766 by Jacob Eaton and Colonel Ebenezer Smith, then regranted in 1768 by Governor John Wentworth and named after Sir William Meredith, 3rd Baronet, a member of Parliament who opposed taxation on the colonies.wikipedia
1823 - Fire A cotton factory at Meredith, New-Hampshire was totally consumed on Thursday, the 12th inst; Such was the rapidity of the flames that the building was destroyed in 37 minutes, and of seven females, who were at work in the upper part of the building when the fire broke out and whose escape was cut...Read MORE...
1852 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - SIX LIVES LOST AND TWELVE TO SIXTEEN DANGEROUSLY INJURED. Concord, N. H., Thursday, Oct. 7 - 8 P. M. A terrible accident occurred to-day, on the Montreal Railroad, near the Weirs steamboat landing, by which six persons were killed and from twelve to sixteen dangerously injured. An extra train was coming from the steamboat Dover, at Meredith Village, with ...Read MORE...
1870 - SERIOUS FIRE AT MEREDITH. A disastrous fire occurred at Meredith Bridge, Friday, the losses by which are as follows footing up nearly $23,000: J. Smith, Jr., building and goods, $4500, insured for $2500; W. E. S. Foss, building and goods, $4000 partially insured; T. B. Nichols, saloon $2000, insured for $1200; Oliver...Read MORE...
1876 - Meredith Meredith Village “is pleasantly located at the head of the Northwest Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee, and on the BC&M Railroad. It has two churches and a savings-bank, with manufacturies of hosiery and lumber. It is nearly surrounded by the rich farming town of Meredith. The scenery in the vicinity is ...Read MORE...
1906 Meredith, a post-village and township (town) of Belknap co., N.H., on the Boston and Maine R., 31 miles (direct) N. of Concord. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1713. The village is situated on the western shore of Lake Winnepesaukee and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906 Added: 11/6/2014 3:40:39 PM - 1 Updated: -
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(1 April 1801, Meredith, New Hampshire, USA - 15 March 1896, Salem, Massachusetts, USA)
Nellie B Senter
(abt. 1810, Meredith, New Hampshire, USA - 8 November 1860, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA)
(1802, Meredith, New Hampshire, USA - 04 January 1874, Canton, Massachusetts, USA)
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