Exeter, New Hampshire, USA - Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA - Exeter, N.H., The Old Garrison House
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Exeter, N.H., The Old Garrison House

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA - Lincoln Street from Front Street, Exeter, N.H.
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Lincoln Street from Front Street, Exeter, N.H.

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Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
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Where is Exeter, New Hampshire, USA? 

Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA

On April 3, 1638, the Reverend John Wheelwright and others purchased the land from Wehanownowit, the sagamore. Wheelwright had been exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a puritan theocracy, for sharing the dissident religious views of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson. The minister took with him about 175 individuals to found the town he named after Exeter in Devon, England...wikipedia

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1638 - Exeter founded
One of the four original towns of New Hampshire. Revolutionary War Capital of New Hampshire and site of the ratification of the first state constitution in the North American colonies in January 1776.
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News  1893 - EXETER MILLS BURNED. Loss $250,000-Two Hundred and Forty Hands Made Idle.
Exeter, N. H., March 15. - Fire broke out in the Exeter cotton mills about 4 a.m. It started in the basement, and burned up through the building, destroying the engine room and the older part of the mill, which was destroyed once before.

The new part of the mill was saved. The fire was under...Read MORE...

News  1897 - New Hampshire Hotel Burned.
Exeter, N. H., July 14. Fire broke out on the roof of the Swampscott House, the largest hotel in this town. Before the fire department could get in effective work the building was destroyed, entailing a loss of $25,000. The high wind which prevailed prevented the local apparatus from doing...Read MORE...

News  1899 - BIG FIRE IN EXETER. Goodwin Block on Front Street Entirely Destroyed. The Loss to Owners and Tenants Will Reach $29,000.
Exeter, N. H. Jan. 1 - The Goodwin block on Front street was visited by fire early this morning. Loss $28,000 to block and tenants. The occupants of the upper floor barely escaped with their lives, being unable to save anything. The block was owned by Goodwin Bros, who lose $8,000; Dr. A. S....Read MORE...

1909 advertisement

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
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News  1914 - EXETER ACADEMY LOSES TREASURES. Fire Ruins Interior of Main Building of Famous New Hampshire Prep. School
Exeter, N. H., July 3. - An investigation has failed to determine the cause of the fire that ruined the interior of the main building of Phillips Exeter academy, early today. The loss is estimated at $100,000.

Priceless portraits of the founder, instructors, eminent graduates and benefactors and ...Read MORE...

Exeter, a banking post-village, capital of Rockingham co., N.H., in Exeter township (town), on the Exeter River and on the Boston and Maine R., 17 miles SSW. of Dover. It contains the Phillips Exeter Academy, the Robinson Fe male Seminary, etc., and has manufactories of machinery, boots and shoes,...Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

John Gilman (10 January 1624 - 24 July 1708) & Elizabeth Treworgye (11 December 1631 - 8 September 1719)
married 20 June 1657

Nathaniel Ladd (10 March 1650 - 11 August 1691) & Elizabeth Gilman (16 August 1661 - 2 August 1732)
married 12 July 1678

Unknown Lecock ( - ) & Abigail Moulton (2 October 1666 - 7 October 1705)

Alexander Gordon (1 December 1675 - 25 March 1730) & Sarah Sewell (17 September 1676 - 1733)
married 14 September 1699

Josiah Watson Moulton (15 August 1823 - 25 March 1886) & Adeline Wittemore Parker (July 1827 - 21 July 1901)
married 21 December 1848

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