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Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA? 

Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.

Somersworth, originally called "Sligo" after Sligo in Ireland, was settled before 1700 as a part of Dover. It was organized in 1729 as the parish of "Summersworth", meaning "summer town", because during that season the ministers would preach here. It was set off and incorporated in 1754 by colonial governor Benning Wentworth, and until 1849 included Rollinsford. A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to "Somersworth". It would be incorporated as a city in 1893, before which it was also known as "Great Falls"...wikipedia


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Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - View of Market Street
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

View of Market Street
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - St Martin's Church
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

St Martin's Church
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - Pumping Station
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

Pumping Station
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - No. 1 Mill
Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

No. 1 Mill

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Somersworth was organized in 1729 as the parish of "Summersworth", meaning "summer town", because during that season the ministers would preach here.

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Somersworth was set off and incorporated in 1754 by colonial governor Benning Wentworth
A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to "Somersworth" instead of "Summersworth".
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In 1822, the brothers Isaac and Jacob Wendell of Boston purchased for $5,000 a gristmill in Somersworth with its water rights at the Great Falls.
They established the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, a textile business that expanded to include ...Read MORE...

Somersworth's first high school opened in 1850 and was located at 17 Grand Street.

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Somersworth was incorporated as a city in 1893

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News  1930 - CHILD KILLED BY CANNON.
Somersworth, July 7 - The explosion of a universal joint in the drive-shaft of an automobile, which ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Evans
flag  Benjamin EVANS (November 1743, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - 2 April 1844, Kennebunk, York, Maine, USA)

Lariviere
flag  Robert A LARIVIERE (April 9, 1908, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - November 21, 1978, York, Maine, USA) gravestone

Morin Lariviere
flag  Irene M MORIN LARIVIERE (Jan 14, 1911, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - May 18, 1994, York, Maine, USA) gravestone

Plumer
flag  Caroline H PLUMER (1837, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - 16 May 1874, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA (Haydenville))

Ricker
flag  George RICKER (6 November 1753, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - 25 December 1833, Alfred, York, Maine, USA)

Roberts
flag  Alexander ROBERTS (1832, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA - 16 May 1874, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA (Haydenville))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Cross
flag  Mary CROSS (abt. 1695, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 20 April 1774, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA)

Gardner
flag  Hannah GARDNER (abt. 1748, Berwick, Maine, USA - 5 May 1815, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Jones
flag  Samuel JONES (abt. 1695, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 1758, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA)

Randall
flag  Samuel RANDALL (1695, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 1765, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA)

Ricker
flag  George RICKER (23 February 1717, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 30 June 1769, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA)

Roberts
flag  John ROBERTS (1671, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 1756, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Whitehouse
flag  Richard WHITEHOUSE (28 February 1743, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 18 July 1818, Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone
 

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