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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Dover, New Hampshire, USA? 

Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
The city of Dover has a long and colorful history spanning nearly four centuries. Its earliest days as a colonial seaport led to a successful shipbuilding industry in the 1700s, and it flourished in the 19th century as the nation's leading manufacturer of cotton goods. The development of a brick industry spanned decades of successful mill operations through the middle of the 20th century. Dover's renaissance as a thriving, competitive community continues today.www.ci.dover.nh.us/ info/ glance.htm


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Dover, New Hampshire, USA - Central Square. Dover, N.H.
Dover, New Hampshire, USA

Central Square. Dover, N.H.
Dover, New Hampshire, USA - Sawyer's Mill and Bellami RIver, Diver, N.H.
Dover, New Hampshire, USA

Sawyer's Mill and Bellami RIver, Diver, N.H.
Dover, New Hampshire, USA - Episcopal Church
Dover, New Hampshire, USA

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1623 - Dover, the first permanent settlement, is founded.
oldest settlement in New Hampshire
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In 1676, many Indians fled Massachusetts due to bloody fighting between a confederation of Indian tribes and English settlers. By September, over 400 Indians were at the the Cochecho (Dover) settlement.
Half of them were strangers. Two companies of Massachusetts soldiers arrived to recapture the...Read MORE...

In 1684, the Governor ordered that the meeting house at Dover be fortified against Indian attacks.
Every neighborhood developed at least one fortified blockhouse where people could flee to safety if ...Read MORE...

The Cochecho Massacre - On June 27, 1684, Penacook Indians attacked Major Walderne's house in Dover. Other attacks soon followed.
Twenty-three people were killed and twenty-nine were taken captive.
www.dover.lib.nh.us/ doverhistory/ cocheco.htm
1828 - On December 30, 1828, about 400 mill girls walked out of the Dover Cotton Factory enacting the first women's strike in the United States.
The Dover mill girls were forced to give in when the mill owners immediately began advertising for...Read MORE...

1859
DOVER, a town of Strafford co., New Hampshire, U.S., situated 10 m. S by E of Rochester, on the S...Read MORE...

News  Union Block Fire - 1862
DOVER, N. H., Jan. 6. The Union Block on Central square, in this city, was found on fire this...Read MORE...

News  1889 - THE CITY HALL AND PUBLIC OFFICES THEREIN DESTROYED.
DOVER, N. H., March 22. - At 2:30 o'clock this morning fire was discovered near the furnace under...Read MORE...

News  1893 - A NEW HAMPSHIRE HORROR. FORTY-FOUR PERSONS BURNED IN THE DOVER INSANE ASYLUM.
Dover, N. H., Feb. 10. - The County Insane Asylum, four miles from here, was burned last night and...Read MORE...

News  1906 ANOTHER FIRE. STARTS IN THE RUINS OF DOVER MASONIC TEMPLE.
A fire started in the ruins of Masonic Temple in Dover early Wednesday morning and gave the firemen ...Read MORE...

News  1907 DOVER MILL DEATHS PROMPTS A FIRE ESCAPE LAW
Act Is Introduced in New Hampshire Legislature Providing for Safety Equipment on All Buildings of...Read MORE...

1916
Dover, a city, capital of Strafford co., N.H., is situated on both sides of the Cocheco River, at...Read MORE...

News  1932 SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION CAUSE OF MILLION DOLLAR FIRE IN DOVER, N.H. BUILDING.
Dover, N.H., Jan. 4, (AP) - Plans were under way today to rebuild the Morrell building, destroyed...Read MORE...

News  1933 DOVER CITY HALL DESTROYED - $100,000 LOSS IN DISASTROUS FIRE THIS MORNING
Aid Summoned From Portsmouth, Somersworth, Rochester And Berwick

Concord, Aug. 3. - Dover city...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1627
Thomas ROBERTS (1600 - 1674) & Rebecca HILTON (1602 - 27 September 1674)
married 1627

1671
Thomas ROBERTS (1633 - 1703) & Mary LEIGHTON (1636 - 1705)
married September 1671

1676
Richard OTIS (27 February 1626 - 26 June 1689) & Anna Shuah Susannah STARBUCK (abt. 1640 - 1686)
married 16 April 1676
Ezekiel WENTWORTH (abt. 1651 - 6 May 1712) & Elizabeth KNIGHT (1 February 1646 - 9 March 1726)
married 27 June 1676
Matthew ESTES (28 May 1645 - 9 July 1723) & Philadelphia JENKINS (January 1645 - 25 December 1721)
married 14 June 1676

1686
Samuel HEARD (4 August 1663 - 20 February 1697) & Experience OTIS (7 November 1666 - 8 February 1700)
married 20 March 1686

1690
John HEARD (24 February 1667 - 6 January 1752) & Phoebe LITTLEFIELD (1668 - 4 July 1697)
married 27 April 1690

1698
Timothy WENTWORTH (1658 - 1719) & Sarah CROMWELL (1668 - 1754)
married 1698

1703
John WENTWORTH (20 July 1679 - 24 December 1717) & Martha MILLER (abt. 1684 - 3 January 1755)
married 24 December 1703

1719
Ezekiel WENTWORTH (abt. 1710 - 1787) & Martha LORD (abt. 1710 - aft. 1755)
married 5 July 1719

1720
Samuel RANDALL (1695 - 1765) & Elizabeth MAXFIELD (18 January 1694 - )
married 30 November 1720

1760
Thomas TUTTLE (21 April 1733 - 31 July 1803) & Sarah HANSON (27 May 1737 - 22 April 1812)
married 2 January 1760

1776
Benjamin EVANS (November 1743 - 2 April 1844) & Lydia WHIDDEN (abt. 1750 - )
married 4 July 1776

1885
Orville R JONES (April 1863 - 19 December 1937) & Mabel L BUTLER (28 October 1862 - 27 July 1934)
married 15 August 1885

1921
George H HILL (27 April 1872 - 2 March 1930) & Frances BRONSON (7 September 1888 - )
married 5 March 1921

1938
Harvard Greeley ROBINSON (26 April 1881 - 11 December 1949) & Christine NASH ( - )
married 16 July 1938
 

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