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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - Pulpit Farm, Bedford, N.H., 1906

Bedford, Hillsborough, NH

In 1733, Massachusetts established Bedford as "Narragansett, No. 5" for the benefit of soldiers who fought against the Narragansett people in Rhode Island. The area was also known as "Souhegan East". The settlement was incorporated as "Bedford" in 1750, and was named for John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford.

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Pulpit Farm, Bedford, N.H., 1906
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Town Hall, Bedford, N.H., 1909
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1839 - Bedford
Bedford, New Hampshire
This is a pleasant town in Hillsborough county. It is 8 miles N.E. from Amherst, 20 S. by E. from Concord. Merrimack and Piscataquoag are the only rivers in this town. The latter passes through its N.E. corner, where there is the pleasant and flourishing village of Piscataquoag. This town has considerable very productive intervale land. It has been noted for the cultivation of hops and for its fine domestic manufactures. On the W. line of Bedford are a remarkable gulf and precipice, which are objects of curiosity. A considerable brook passes over the precipice, and falls about 200 feet within the distance of 100 yards. Here are found several excavations in solid stone, which are sufficiently large to contain many persons. In mineralogy, this town affords a great variety of specimens. Iron ore is found in different places, and in several varieties. Sulphuret of iron, imbedded in common granite, and red oxide of iron, combined with alumine, are common. Black... Read MORE...

1895 - Bedford
Bedford, a post-township of Hillsborough co., N.H., about 18 miles S. of Concord, is bounded on the E. by the Merrimac River. Bedford Station, near the limits of the township, is on the Manchester & North Weare Railroad, 1 mile W. of Manchester. Pop. in 1890, 1102.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Bedford, New Hampshire:
Pulpit Rock Conservation Area: This beautiful nature preserve offers hiking trails that lead to Pulpit Rock, which provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It's a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Benedictine Park: A lovely park with walking trails, a pond, and picnic areas. It's perfect for a leisurely stroll, a family picnic, or some birdwatching.

Bedford Village Common: This historic area features a picturesque village green surrounded by colonial-era buildings. It's a great place for a leisurely walk, and you might even stumble upon community events or farmers' markets.

Joppa Hill Farm: Visit this charming farm to learn about local agriculture and enjoy their farm store, which offers fresh produce, artisanal products, and more. They often host events and activities for families.

Reel'n and Keel'n Fishing Charters: If you're into fishing, consider booking a trip with Reel'n and Keel'n. They offer guided fishing charters on nearby lakes... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorJoseph FITCH (22 October 1702, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - 7 February 1769, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorJohn PAGE (11 October 1704, - 18 February 1782, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorJohn BURNS (1711, , Ireland - 26 March 1788, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorRachel BLANCHARD (21 March 1712, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 2 January 1801, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorAnna MCQUESTEN (1720, , New Hampshire, USA - , Bedford, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorThaddeus FITCH (23 March 1755, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - , )
male ancestorGriggs GOFFE (6 April 1764, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - 7 September 1814, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorIsaac O'BARNES (1799, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - 7 January 1865, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorIsmena DARRAH (1811, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - May 11, 1856, Orland, Steuben County, Indiana, USA)

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male ancestorJohn PAGE (11 October 1704 - 18 February 1782) and female ancestorRachel BLANCHARD (21 March 1712 - 2 January 1801) married 3 June 1773

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