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EPSOM EARLY SETTLERS - HISTORY

PEOPLE

John Dolbeer (1827-1902): Responsible for modernizing red wood lumber operations in California, donated materials for library.


William Goss (1820-1887): The section of Epsom called Gossville derived from this man's influence.


George Benjamin Wallace (1817-1900): Mormon Man of Prominence, a founder of Salt Lake City.


Andrew McClary, Maj. (abt. 1729 - 1776): Battle of Bunker Hill Hero, left his plow to become a hero.


Benjamin Lovering Locke (1802-1883): Tavern Keeper and prominent member of the NH Militia.


David Clark (1817-1878): Ship Wrecked! Left his home to build a new life for his family in California.


Noah Martin (1801-1863): New Hampshire Governor.

 

Benjamin Franklin Webster (1824-1916): Benefactor and founder of Webster Park, Epsom.

PLACES & ORGANIZATIONS

History of Epsom, New Hampshire - complete by John H. Dolbeer and published in Hurd's History of Belknap and Merrimack Counties. Work still in progress.

Related: Early Settlers of Epsom by John Mark Moses

Brief History of Epsom, N.H.: Incorporated 1727 by residents of Rye, New Castle and Greenland

Epsom Churches: The Free Will Baptist Church, the Congregationalists, the Christian Society at New Rye

Free Will Baptist Church
Congregational Church
Christian Society at New Rye


Short Falls Covered Bridge: Several photos and short history of the old covered bridge at Short Falls, in Epsom, torn down circa 1950.


Epsom One Room Schools: Short history and photos of 10 Epsom One Room Schools


The McClary Homestead: 1893 article about the 1740 home and family.

Related links: Widow of Michael McClary Rev. Pension

 

The Epsom Public Library: article by Peg Daniels written on the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Epsom Library.

Epsom Social Library: Newly discovered pamphlet from 1803 of the Epsom Social Library with rules, regulations, catalog of books and list of members.