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Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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

Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA - 1909 advertisement

Higgins Celebrated Ice Cream
Rates one of the Highest in the State
Exeter, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

1909 advertisement

Higgins Celebrated Ice Cream
Rates one of the Highest in the State
Exeter, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and... Read MORE...
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.
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Lincoln Street from Front Street, Exeter, N.H.

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1638 - Exeter founded
One of the four original towns of New Hampshire. Revolutionary War Capital of New Hampshire and...Read MORE...

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 ...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...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....Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...

1916
Exeter, a banking post-village, capital of Rockingham co., N.H., in Exeter township (town), on the...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


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

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

1686
Unknown LECOCK ( - ) & Abigail MOULTON (2 October 1666 - 7 October 1705)
married

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

1848
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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