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Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Keene, New Hampshire, USA? 

Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
The community was granted as "Upper Ashuelot" in 1735 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher to 63 settlers who paid five pounds each and whose properties were assigned by lot. Settled after 1736, it was intended to be a fort town protecting the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the French and Indian Wars. When the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed in 1741, Upper Ashuelot became part of New Hampshire.

In 1747, during King George's War, the village was attacked and burned by Natives. Colonists fled to safety, but would return to rebuild in 1749. It was regranted to its inhabitants in 1753 by Governor Benning Wentworth, who renamed it "Keene" after Sir Benjamin Keene, English minister to Spain and a West Indies trader...wikipedia


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Keene, New Hampshire, USA - Court Street
Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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Keene, New Hampshire, USA - Hotel Ellis
Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Hotel Ellis
Keene, New Hampshire, USA - Cheshire House
Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Cheshire House

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1812 - May 4 - A foot of snow fell near Keene, NH

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News  1822 - Tavern Fire
Keene, (N. H.) June 1. FIRE. - The inhabitants of this village were alarmed on Monday night, about...Read MORE...

News  1854 - Storm
THE STORM of last week was very severe with us, but much more so in other parts. At Manchester...Read MORE...

News  1865 - Destructive Fire at Keene, N. H.
KEENE, N. H., Oct. 21. - About twelve o'clock on Thursday night fire was discovered in the rear of...Read MORE...

News  1867 - Another DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in KEENE.
On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of...Read MORE...

News  1890 - Three Fingers Mangled.
While jointing some heavy two-inch planks upon the buzz planer at Nims, Whitney & Co.'s, Thursday...Read MORE...

1916
Keene, a city, the capital of Cheshire co., N.H., on the Ashuelot River and on the Boston and Maine ...Read MORE...

1968 - May 21 - WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 27 ancestors who were born in Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 43 ancestors who died in Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1785
Zenas LEBOURVEAU (15 February 1762 - 6 May 1814) & Lydia WORSLEY (6 May 1764 - 6 April 1846)
married 31 March 1785

1788
Moses PEABODY (15 January 1765 - ) & Elizabeth BLAKE (12 June 1771 - )
married 3 June 1788

1802
Silas NURSE (4 November 1776 - 13 June 1846) & Rebecca CARPENTER (27 February 1778 - )
married 21 February 1802

1810
Isaac NURSE (8 September 1779 - 26 April 1849) & Eunice PARKER (abt. 1785 - 1 May 1853)
married 27 February 1810

1811
Lockhart WILLARD (16 February 1789 - 11 January 1867) & Sarah (Sally) NURSE (NOURSE) (3 April 1790 - 14 July 1868)
married 6 March 1811

1815
Aaron DAVIS (4 July 1794 - 6 November 1875) & Rebecca NURSE (3 December 1796 - 13 March 1849)
married 28 December 1815

1817
Ephraim WRIGHT (2 January 1796 - 27 November 1859) & Charity NURSE (13 August 1795 - 27 April 1884)
married 10 September 1817

1826
Seth HEATON (22 January 1802 - 1 November 1861) & Betsey NURSE (NOURSE) (21 October 1806 - 1851)
married 22 March 1826

1838
George NURSE (NOURSE) (27 December 1802 - 23 January 1878) & Catherine W SAWYER (1 December 1800 - 19 June 1871)
married 19 March 1838

1852
Sherman Minot DERBY (4 July 1808 - 6 July 1880) & Mary A HART (2 January 1815 - 14 February 1897)
married 30 December 1852

1892
Edward E HALL (26 February 1851 - 5 September 1902) & Francena Marcella SHEPLEY (July 1860 - 1 January 1925)
married 22 March 1892
Frank Ashley JONES (21 November 1853 - 20 July 1930) & Julia Anne "Annie" NURSE (NOURSE) (18 June 1850 - 25 April 1928)
married 20 February 1892

1905
Frederick L POPPLE (February 1866 - 29 December 1943) & Francena Marcella SHEPLEY (July 1860 - 1 January 1925)
married 22 July 1905
 

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