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Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Like many New England towns, Amherst was the result of a land grant given to soldiers – in this case, to soldiers in 1728 who had participated in King Philip's War. Settled about 1733, it was first called "Narragansett Number 3" wikipedia
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1839 - Amherst
Amherst, New Hampshire
An important town, and the seat of justice in Hillsborough county, is situated on Souhegan river. It is 28 miles S. from Concord, about the same distance from Hopkinton, 47 N.W. from Boston, 40 E. from Keene, 60 S.E. from Windsor, Vt., and 484 from Washington. Souhegan is a considerable and very important stream, and in its course to the Merrimack river from this town, affords some of the finest water privileges in the county. Babboosuck, Little Babboosuck, and Jo English ponds are the largest collections of water. In some parts, and particularly on Souhegan river, the soil is of an excellent quality, producing abundant crops. In other parts, on the hills elevated above the village, the soil is of a good quality, and several valuable farms are found under good cultivation. The village is pleasant and contains many handsome buildings. There is a spacious common between the two principal rows of houses, which is often used for public purposes. There is what is... Read MORE...
1854 - Amherst
Amherst, a post-township of Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, 23 miles S. of Concord, on the Souhegan river, which affords very fine water-power. Population, 1613.
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.
AMHERST, the cap. of Hillsborough co. New Hampshire, 30 m. S of Concord, on the Souhegan, a branch of the Merrimac. Pop. 1,565.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1869 - Swept Away
AMHERST AND MT. VERNON.
Thousands of dollars will be needed to repair the damage done in this town. Of bridges gone are two on the New Boston road, the one near the residence of Noah Batchelder, and the one at the foot of Trow's hill.
Of dams known to be partially or wholly lost, are, Whiting's at the mill in this village, Jotham Hartshorn's in the west part of the town, the dam at Trow's mill, (above Hartshorn's in Mont Vernon.) and that at Stickney's mill, a mile below this village.
The loss at the Hartshorn mill is mainly in lumber, some 150,000 feet having been swept away. A new wagon loaded with lumber for delivery, was carried off and made a perfect wreck.
The greatest loss, however, in this immediate neighborhood, to dams and mills, is at the Trow mill, Mont Vernon, the dam, mill, and a two story box shop being all swept away and entirety destroyed. The loss is estimated at $3,000. Mr. Trow had a very narrow escape, passing out of the mill just before it... Read MORE...
1895 - Amherst
Amherst, a post-village of Hillsborough co., N.H., is in Amherst township, about 28 miles S. by W. from Concord, and 52 miles N.W. of Boston. It is nearly 4 miles N. of Amherst Station on the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad. One weekly paper is published here. It has 3 churches, a high school, and manufactures of essences, flour, picture frames, &c. Pop. of township, 1353.
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
Amherst, a post-village of Hillsboro co., N.H., is in Amherst township (town), about 28 miles S. by W. of Con cord and 52 miles NW. of Boston. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1231.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Amherst, New Hampshire, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Amherst.
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Josiah CROSBY (24 November 1730, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - 15 October 1793, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Lucy LOVEWELL (12 January 1731, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 1775, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Sarah FITCH (23 March 1732, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 16 September 1825, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Sarah BLANCHARD (2 August 1740, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 29 March 1798, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Priscilla BLANCHARD (12 August 1768, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA - September 1847, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Joshua BURNS (28 October 1777, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 7 October 1821, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville))
Annis (Anne) AIKEN (4 April 1786, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA - 9 May 1865, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA)
Robert Mansfield BARNARD (6 November 1788, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 13 October 1863, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA)
Mark BILLS (8 April 1806, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - 26 August 1853, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
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John CROSBY (10 April 1768 - 20 September 1805) and Priscilla BLANCHARD (12 August 1768 - September 1847) married 14 May 1793
Franklin PIERCE (23 November 1804 - 8 October 1869) and Jane Means APPLETON (12 March 1806 - 2 December 1863) married 19 November 1834
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