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Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA

Sarah Josepha Hale author and journalist who wrote the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in 1830 was from Newport, New Hampshire.

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  • 1839 - Newport
    Newport, New Hampshire
    Shire town, Sullivan county. Its central situation and its water power, together with the enterprising spirit of its inhabitants, has rendered Newport a place of considerable business. It is 40 miles W. by N. from Concord, about 35 N. from Keene, and 14 E.S.E. from Windsor, Vt. Near the centre of the town, and the confluence of the E. and S. branches of Sugar river and the Croydon turnpike, is a handsome village. In general the soil is rich and productive. Sugar river flows through this town, and its three branches unite near the village, whence it passes through Claremont into the Connecticut. On the eastern branch are situated, principally near the village, large and valuable manufacturing establishments.—There are other mills in different parts of the town. There are a few eminences, designated Bald, Coit, and East mountains, and Blueberry hill. Newport was granted by charter in 1761. The first effort towards a settlement was made in the fall of 1763. The... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Newport
    Newport, a post-village, and capital of Sullivan CO., New Hampshire, about 35 miles N. W. by W. from Concord : it has 1 bank. Pop. of the township, 2020.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1869 - A dog recently followed the stage from North Troy to Newport, N. H., and on the way he entered twelve yards and killed a sheep in each.
    He barely seized his victims, but them through the throat, and hurried to keep up with the stage.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 2, 1869
  • News  1869 - A citizen of Newport, N. H., while reading in bed the other night, upset the lamp and was burned to death.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869
  • 1888 - The largest private wild game preserve in North America was established in 1888 by Austin Corbin II from Newport. The preserve in 25,000 acres near Croydon Mountain. resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • 1895 - Newport
    Newport, a post-village, capital of Sullivan co, N.H., in Newport township, on the Concord & Claremont Railroad, 43 miles W.N.W. of Concord, and 11 miles E. of Claremont. It has 4 churches, a national bank, a newspaper office, a high school, and extensive manufactures of flannels. Pop. of the township, 2623.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • 1906
    Newport, a banking post-village, capital of Sullivan co., N.H., in Newport township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 11 miles E. of Claremont. It has manufactures of flannels, underwear, woollen goods, and boots and shoes. Pop. of the town in 1900, 3120.
    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

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Newport, New Hampshire, USA

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male ancestorGordon BUELL (21 February 1752, Killingworth, Connecticut, USA - 24 March 1819, Newport, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorDavid HALE (3 July 1783, Alstead, New Hampshire, USA - 25 September 1822, Newport, New Hampshire, USA)
photo of Sarah Josepha BUELLSarah Josepha BUELL (24 October 1788, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 30 April 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorDavid Emerson HALE (19 February 1815, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 30 April 1839, Plattsburgh, New York, USA)
male ancestorSolon W MOULTON (5 March 1817, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 13 November 1877, Lewiston, Maine, USA)
female ancestorLydia ENDICOTT (1817, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 21 July 1874, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
photo of Horatio Emmons HALEHoratio Emmons HALE (3 May 1817, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 28 December 1896, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada)
female ancestorFrances Martha Ann HALE (20 March 1819, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 4 July 1894, Newport, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorSarah Josepha HALE (4 December 1820, Newport, New Hampshire, USA - 4 May 1863, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

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male ancestorDavid HALE (3 July 1783 - 25 September 1822) and photo of Sarah Josepha BUELL Sarah Josepha BUELL (24 October 1788 - 30 April 1879) married 23 October 1813
male ancestorRichard Francis CLIFFORD (21 January 1891 - 27 July 1984) and female ancestorMary Agnes MORIN (25 May 1891 - 14 April 1987) married 25 November 1915
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