In 1790, Sarah, William and James ADDERSON (sic) are
Heads of Households, residing in Goffstown, NH.
WILLIAM ADDERSON 1 -
One free white male 16 yrs and older; no males under 16 yrs; 1 free white
female; no other free persons
JAMES ADDERSON 1 1 2 -
One free white
male 16 yrs and old; 1 free white male under 16 years, 2 free white females, no
other free persons
SARAH ADDERSON - - 2 -
Only two free white females
living in household
The "Sarah Adderson" is probably Sarah "Gott"
Passenger & Immigration
Lists Index 1500s-1900s
Name: George Addison
Place: New Hampshire
Family Members: Wife Sarah Gott
Primary Immigrant: Addison, George
Annotation: Date and
place of first mention of residence in the New World. Extracted from several sources,
mainly "New Hampshire Provincial Deeds, 1641-1771," which is on microfilm
at the New Hampshire Historical Society. Name of town of residence in the New
World is also provided.
Source Bibliography: COPELY, WILLIAM. "Scotch-Irish
Settlers in New Hampshire, 1719-1776." In Historical New Hampshire (New Hampshire
Historical Society, Concord), vol. 50:3/4 (Fall/Winter 1995), pp. 213-228.
TOWN RECORDS OF GOFFSTOWN NH
in the NEGHS database
1821 Addison April 10 George Addison, Junr. Sally Addison,
2nd Marriage Vol.2
1826 Addison George Washington Addison, b. Dec. 21, 1826.
Child of Sarah Addison and George of Goffstown Birth Vol.1
Goffstown NH, List of Taxpayers for 1796
Goffstown NH, List
of Taxpayers for 1820
HISTORY OF GOFFSTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
b about 1728, came from Waugh Parish to America and first settled in Londonderry;
came to G.[Goffstown] some time subsequent to 1758. He bought of Ebenezer Hackett
of G., in consideration of 650 pounds old tenor, lot No. 10 in the second range
of lots on the south side of the Piscataquog River, which lot has been in possession
and occupation of the Addison family until 1912. He m. Sarah Gott, b. in Ireland,
1732. They were m. in this country although both came from Ireland. She d. Jan
10, 1806. He had a brother James, who came to G., with him and who enlisted in
the French War. He was killed at the storming of Quebec and his powder horn was
brought back to G. by a comrade and was preserved for many years. George Addison
was evidently one of the prominent citizens of the town as we find he was a constable
in 1780. The following is a copy of a receipt which was among the papers of his
great-granddau, Asenath Addison, at the time of her decease in 1912:
December 13, 1780
(Receivd of Mr. George
Addison one of the constables of Goffstown Three Thousand and Seventy five pounds
four Shillings and Sixpence in full of the Ballance of the continental and State
tax of said Town for the year 1780)--
NICH GILMAN, Treas.
was accidentally killed in Boston, Mass., by falling upon the ice, while there
disposing of a load of produce. He. d Dec. 21, 1786. Children all b. in G.:
i. JAMES-2, b. Oct 17 1760
ii. THOMAS-2, b --; m. Sept.
2, 1790, Sarah Cudworth of Walpole,
settled in Greenfield, living there in 1800 US Census. Children:
Sarah-3, b. May 1791; m. George-3 Addison, her cousin (see)
Deborah-3, b. 1794; d. 18 APR 1859; m. Jacob Gould, son of Daniel & Mary
who was b. 1784.
+Jason-3, b. abt 1804; res. in Templeton, Mass.
Abigail-3, m. Stephen Beals of Phillipstown, Mass.
+Lucy-3, b. 29 Jul 1801 in Goffstown NH; m. John Shepard [sic Shepherd]; res.
6. Timothy-3, d. young.
7. Jane-3, d. young.
GEORGE-2, b --; m. -- and lived on Walnut Hill, in G.,
WILLIAM-2, b. -- ; m. Dec. 25, 1788, Margaret Moreland, and
v. JOHN-2, settled in Springfield, Cheshire Co, N.H. [in 1820
census] and left descendants.
1820 US Census > Cheshire Co > Springfield
JOHN ADDISON 1 2 - - 1 1 1 1
male under 10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 20-45; ?1 male 45 and over; 1 female under
female 10-15; ?1 female 16-26; 1 female 26-45
m. Oct 12, 1819, Joseph Kimball. She d. in Weare.
JAMES-2 (George-1), eldest son of George-1 and Sarah (Gott) Addison, was b.
in G. October 17, 1760; m. Feb 18, 1790, Mary McCoy of G., b. 1765, dau of Alexander
and Margaret (McAllister) McCoy. She d. Dec. 2, 1841. He settled in the hollow
between Kennedy Hill and Shirley Hill in the northerly side of the road. Was a
farmer and was also in the employment of Thomas Kennedy the builder; very bright
and quick witted. It is said that Mr. Kennedy never considered his force of workmen
complete without Jimm Addison, and if any stranger or disinterested person came
upon the works and began to ask questions he invariably referred them to him.
He d. Feb. 21, 1828. Children, all b. in G.:
b Apr 14, 1791; d. Dec. 12, 1874; unm.; was a
3. ii. GEORGE-3,
b. Dec. 22, 1793
iii. MARGARET-3, b. May 29, 1799; d. April
10, 1851, unm.
GEORGE-4 (James-2, George-1) son of James & Mary (McCoy) Addison, was
b. in G. Dec. 22, 1793; m. Apr. 10, 1821, Sarah Addison of Greenfield, his cousin,
dau of Thomas-2 and Sarah (Cudworth) Addison, b. May 1791, and d. Nov 5, 1876.
He was a farmer and lived and died where his father res. on the northerly side
of the road opposite the frog pond. At the time of his marriage he was a resident
of Weare, where he appears to have lived a short time. He d. March 7, 1842.
Children all b. in G.
i. THOMAS LEWIS-4, b. Aug.
4, 1821/1822; m. first Sally Fifield, dau of
and Rachel (Choate) Fifield, b. Feb. 25, 1825; she d.
1864 at Wilmot; second, March 24, 1866, Mrs. Emily F. [Forbush] Beals of
South Royalston, Mass; she b. abt 1832 in
MA, and d. Oct 17, 1894.
He d. Dec 12,
1901. In the 1870 U.S. Census they were living in Amherst NH,
1880 living in Royalston, Worcester Co, MA, with Emily's father Herman
living with them; in 1900 living in Goffstown NH w/ sisters, Jane (sic) and
Child by first marriage:
George B.-5, b. Aug 1859; d. Feb 3, 1864
ii. JOHN-4, b. Jan. 5,
1823; was a farmer and res. with his mother
sisters on the place now known as the Addison place near the
residence of William L. Roberts. He d. March 26, 1864,
iii. SARAH JANE-4 [aka Jane], b. Dec 3, 1824; d. Sept 13, 1908, unm.
iv. DEBORAH GOULD-4, b. Dec. 21, 1826; m. Oct 28, 1850, Stacy Gideon
Walker of Portsmouth, son of Nathaniel
and Catherine (Stacy)
Walker. She d.
April 29, 1856
v. GEORGE WASHINGTON-4, b. Mar. 27, 1830; d. Aug
5, 1859, unm.
vi. MARGARET-4, b. Mar. 22, 1832; m. Oct 29, 1859,
Walker, husband of her deceased
sister. She d. July 31, 1921; he
Children all b. in Manchester:
1. Harry A.-5 WALKER, b. Jan. 10, 1861; d.
June 16, 1863
2. Nathaniel O-5 WALKER,
b. Jan. 23, 1863; d. Apr 13, 1872
A.-5 WALKER, b. Mar. 12, 1865; d. July 22, 1866.
Mary Isabelle-5 WALKER, b. Apr. 19, 1867; unm.
Thomas-5 WALKER, b. June 28, 1870; m. June 28, 1893, Mary E.
of Manchester. He d. Feb 9, 1903
vii. ASENATH-4, b. Feb. 26, 1834; d.
Jan. 9, 1912; unm.
Addison (James-2, John-1), b. abt 1803, prob. in Goffstown NH; died after
or around 1880; m. 27 March 1828 in Templeton MA to Betsy/Betsey GUILD. She b.
abt 1800 in MA, and died bef 1870, prob in Templeton, MA. In the 1860, 1870 and
1880 U.S. Census, Jason and family are living in Templeton, Worcester Co, MA.
Children of Jason & Betsey (Guild) Addison [may be more children]:
Eliza Ann, b 28 July 1828 Templeton MA; in 1860 & 1870 residing, unmarried,
in her parent's home.
2. Thomas Lewis, b. 14 March 1833 Templeton MA; a carpenter;
in 1860 residing with his parents.
3. John William, b. 7 March 1836 Templeton
MA; a farmer; in 1870 & 1880 living with his father.
4. Sarah Jane, b.
28 Jan 1844, Templeton MA; possibly died young, as she is not in the 1860 U.S.
Census with other family members.
Addison (James-2, John-1) b. 29 Jul 1801 in Goffstown NH, d. 21 Feb 1882
at Phillipston, Worcester, MA; m. John Shepard, son of Stephen & Prudence
(Adams) Shepard; He was born 2 Dec 1794 in Acton, Middlesex, MA, and died 24 Aug
1870 in Phillipston, Worcester, MA.
Children of John & Lucy (Addison)
Shepard (possibly more children):
1. Timothy Addison SHEPARD, b. 3 Dec
1836 in Phillipstown, Worcester, MA; m.11 Jul 1862 in Fitzwilliam NH to Lydia
Ann Baker, b. 15 Sep 1844 in Danby, VT. Had children.
O F F S T O W N, NH - (PARTIAL) BLODGETT GENEALOGY
As information becomes available
to me on various family lines I will be posting them here, along with the resource
information. Some of these lines are NOT mine, so please refer to the source document
if you need further information.
BLODGETT Genealogy and Some Descendants|
Thompson, Bradley Deforest; Blodget-Blodgett descendants of Thomas of Cambridge;
Concord, N.H.: unknown, 1955, 1618 pgs.
[Note: a "*" indicates there
is more information in this book; it is available online at the New York Historical
& Biographical Society, if a membership is purchased].
bp Nov 18 1604 Stowmarket, Eng.
d. 1642 Cambridge, Mass.
She m2d Feb 15 1644 James Thompson
2 John b 1622 Eng.
bur May 4 1632
3 Nathaniel bp Feb 28 1628/9 Stowmarket; bur May 8 1630
4 *Daniel bp May 14 1631 Stowmarket
5 *Samuel bp July 12 1633 Stowmarket
6 *Susannah b June 1737 Cambridge, Mass
7. Thomas d Aug 7 1639 Cambridge,
Thomas-1 was alloted land in Cambridge 1635; freeman 1636; member
Thomas Shepherd's church
SAMUEL-2 (Thomas) BLODGET
b 1633? bp July 12 1633 Stowmarket, Eng.
May 13 1655 Woburn, Mass. VR
m. Dec 13 1655 Woburn VR
d. Oct 14 1703, dau Jane Eggleton Britton Cole
Res. Cambridge, Mas. until
1644; then Woburn
Children. b. Woburn VR
17 *Ruth b Dec 28 1656
18 *Samuel b Dec 10 1658
19 *Thomas b Feb 26 1661
20 *Susanna b Feb 17
21 *Sarah b Feb 17 1668
22 *Martha b Sep 15 1673
23 *Mary (twin)
b Sep 15 1673
Samuel: Deputy to Gen Court 1693; selectman Woburn, 1681, 90,
91, 93, 95, 96, 97, 1703. Assessed 1666-1719
SAMUEL-3 (Samuel-2) BLODGET
b Dec 10 1658 Woburn Mass VR
d Nov 5 1743
m Apr 30 1683 Woburn VR
b Nov 20 1665? Woburn
d Mar 13 1746 Woburn
dau William & Judith (Phippan) Hayward Simonds
Children. b. Woburn VR
71 *Samuel b Dec 21 1683
72 *Daniel b Mar 24 1685
73 *William b Jan 11 1686
74 *Huldah b Feb 9
75 *Caleb b Nov 11 1691
76 *Joshua b Feb 29 1694
77 *Josiah b
Mar 27 1696
78 John b Apr 19 1699; d Aug 1757; m. Sarah Johnson.
CAPT. CALEB-4 (Samuel-3,2)
b Nov 11 1691 Woburn, Mass VR
d June 17 1745
m 1st Elizabeth
d. May 24, 1713 ae 22 Woburn WR & cem. ins.
m 2nd Sarah Wyman
b Jan 17 1690/1
dau Seth-2 & Hester (Johnson) Wyman
- Woburn VR
m 3rd Aug 7 1744 Hampton Falls NH Ch. rec.
by license of Gov. Wentworth
d. ca 1750
She m 2nd Sep 15 1747 Hampton
Falls Church record Simeon Wade
Res. Woburn; styles Capt & Mr.; assessor
1712-44; moderator, proprietor's meetings in 1739-43; clerk 1744; Caleb was a
land speculator in New York, ME, Tyngsboro, Mass, Washington NH
b. Woburn VR none by 1st w.
225 *Seth b Feb 20 1718
226 Caleb b Dec
1 1721; prob the Caleb who m. int Dec 15 1741, Boston Mass. VR Mary Walker
227 *Samuel b Apr 1 1724
228 Susanna b June 19 1727
229 Jonathan d June
25 1738 Woburn VR
230 son b Oct 27 1733 Woburn VR
231 Elisabeth b Oct
27 1744 ch. of 3rd w.
SAMUEL-5 BLODGETT (Caleb-4, Samuel-3, Samuel-2,
b. Apr. 1, 1724 Woburn, Mass VR
d. Sep. 1, 1807 Derryfield NH [now
m. Dec 29, 1748 Haverhill District Mass VR (Plaistow NH)
White [Plaistow recs say Nov 5, 1746]
b. Sep 8, 1725 Haverhill District (Plaistown
d. in Derryfield, reported in Gazette of Aug. 13, 1803
& Hannah (Ayres) White of Haverhill
Samuel was in the Louisburg campaign
of 1745; was Sutler in Crown Point expedition in 1775; in 2nd expedition to Crown
Point 1757; Sutler at Ft. William Henry when Gen. Webb withdrew his troops. The
garrison was captured and Samuel escaped, fled to Lake George; there the Indians
captured and stripped him, preparatory to torture. he escaped, reaching Ft. Edward
on the third day. In 1758 he rejoined the army; there as quartermaster as late
as Oct. 1758. After 1745 he engaged in Merrimack River traffic buying land for
a wharf in 1751. He also bought 317 acre farm in Goffstown NH. In 1759 he had
a clothing store in Boston and a general store in Haverhill. He established the
first pearl and potash business in Haverhill; dealth with England in fur and lumber.
Was a land speculator, being a grantee of Franconia, NH; In 1782 he invented a
device for raising sunken ships and completed a profitable raising off Plymouth,
Mass. Then went to Spain at the age of 60, but finding so much graft and disloyalty
he gave up a job there and went to England. There the Admiralty would not permit
the raising of the Royal George on the ground that another ship of the same name
was already on the ways. He then built the Amoskeag Canal at Manchester NH,
completing it in 1807. In 1770 he became Collector of the Excise in New Hampshire.
In 1771 after the creation of counties in NH, he was made Judge of the Inferior
COurt of Common Pleas, which post he held to the Revolution. In 1772 he was appointed
by Gov. Wentworth Deputy Surveyor for 34 towns. He became and ardent patriot (as
shown above). He paid L4219, a debt incurred by his son in a business venture.
He was a member from Goffstown in the first NH legislature in 1778. In 1781 town
treasurer and continuously selectman thereafter. Samuel was the author of "Prospective
Plan of the Battle Near Lake George, Sep. 8, 1775" -- the first American
Historical Print. A rare copy is now in the Harvard University Library.
540 *Sarah, b. Oct 27, 1749 Haverhill, Mass
541 *Abigail b. Apr 20, 1751 Haverhill
542 Nathan b Feb 9, 1753 Goffstown NH; d. bef 1795 Philadelphia PA; m. widow Martha
543 * Mary, b Dec 1 1754 Goffstown NH
b. July 6, 1756 Goffstown, Died Young
545* Samuel, b Aug 28, 1757 Goffstown
546 Caleb b Aug 17, 1759 Goffstown [Boston VR], d. Aug 9, 1789, lost overboard
Boston Harbor; unmarried
547 Elizabeth, b Jan 12, 1761 Goffstown; died unmarried
548 * William b. Dec 18, 1762 Goffstown
549 Benjamin b. July 6, 1768 Goffstown;
SARAH-6 (Samuel-5, Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b. Oct 27 1749 Haverhill Mass; d Amesbury,
m. Capt. Stephen Perkins of Amesbury
Samuel [Samuel Blodget, grandfather, left him $5 "only heir of Sally Perkins"]
ABIGAIL-6 (Samuel-5, Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b Apr 20 1751 Haverhill, Mass.
d. June 5, 1808 Baltimore MD
m. 1st, Apr 23 1774
Thomas Stickney of Haverhill
& Newburyport, Mass.
b. Apr 7 1747 Newburyport
d. July 28 1791 "Mt.
Pleasant" Leicester, Mass.
s. John & 1st w. Abigail (Wingate) Stickney
res. Haverhill; Boston 1780-86; Leicester 1786-91
Capt. John Lyon
of Worcester, Mass.
d. Sep. 1796
1412 John b
Jan 22 1775 Newburyport; d Sep 7 1849 Shawneetown Ill; m. July 4 1800 Baltimore
MD Mary Ann Richards
1413 Thomas b Aug 1 1777 Haverhill, Mass; d July 13 1814
Boston; m. Nov 7 1798 Brookfield, Mass. to Mary Ward 1779-1859 [DAR 156:298]
1414 Mary b Jan 16 1779 Haverhill Mass; d 1812 Baltimore-at Henry's; m Rev (John?)
1415 Joseph Blodget b Dec 18 1789 Haverhill; d June 21 1845 Greensboro,
Ala; m. Feb 3 1814 Washington NC to Hannah Grist, dau Gen. Frederick
Henry b July 21 1782 Boston, Mass; d May 1 1862 Mobile, Ala.; m Sep 6 1810 Baltimore
MD to Lydia W. Fearson
1417 Eliza b July 25 1784 Boston; d Feb 22 1805 Baltimore
1418 Charles b Jan 30 1786 Boston; d Oct 26 1886
1419 Harriet b Mar 21 1788
Leicester, Mass; d Jan 17 1791
1420 Nancy b Aug 10 1790 Leicester; d Aug 23
Thomas #1413 was a rich and prominent merchant; in 1775 moved to Haverhill for
safety during war; one of founders of fire club which became fire dept. His picture
in Mass. Magazine Apr. 1794, p. 201
MARY-6 (Samuel-5, Caleb-4, Samuel 3,2)
b Dec 1 1754 Goffstown NH
30 1780 Exeter NH VR & Litchfield VR
res. Exeter? &
1421 Elizabeth Blodget b Dec 16 1781 Exeter
SAMUEL-6 (Samuel-5, Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b Aug 28 1757 Goffstown NH (in Boston
d Apr 11, 1814 Philadelphia
m 1st Jan 1778 Exeter NH
d 1790 Philadelphia
dau Gen. Nathaniel & Dorothy (Smith) Folsom
2d, May 10 1792 Philadelphia
Rebecca Smith of Philadelphia
b Apr 11, 1772
d Mar 9 1837 Philadelphia
dau Rev. William D.D. & Rebecca
(Morse) Smith. The Rev. William Smith was the founderof the academy and college
of Philadelphia which became the University of Pennsylvania
1422 Charles Frederick
d 1813? Res. 1813 Baltimore; merchant
1423* Maria Louisa b May 12 1778
1424 Samuel Gilman d Sep 29 1812 New London CT, commander of gun boat
William H d. before 1813 when father signs a deed as heir of William H.
dau bef. 1790 when mother d. m. Col. John West Minor of Fairfax, VA; This may
be an error. "dau" may be a grand dau.
CH by 2nd WIFE REBECCA
1427 Richard d.y.
1428 Thomas Smith b Aug 25 1793; d 1836; m. Anna Marshall
1429 George d.y.
1430 *Julia Ann Allen b Nov 13 1795
1431 Elinor Matilda
b 1797; d Sep 16 1833; m1) Abel Jennings; m2) Richard Penn Smith
Adams b Dec 18 1799; d March 5 1870; m. Nancy Fletcher
1433 Rebecca b 1792?
m 1803 John Whitney [DAR 108:233]
545 Samuel at 19 was a Capt in the NH Militia,
at the outbreak of the Rev. War. Resigned after 1 year. Was unsuccessful in business
at Exeter NH. His father impoverished himself in assuming his son's debts. Samuel
545 then made money in the East India trade at Boston. In 1789 he went to Philadelphia
and started the first joint stock insurance company in America. He was on the
first Board of Directors.
He was one of the first purchaser of land--as a
speculation-- when Washington DC was laid out; Owned 494 acres north of N. St.
between 3rd and 18th. He managed two lotteries to encourage the sale of Washington
city lots, and was responsible for the prized. The first prize was to be a $50,000
hotel. Tickets failed to sell; he was sued by the owner of the winning ticket
for his failure to complete the hotel and eventually was jailed as a debtor.
He owned the first house built in Washington; this house was occupied by Pres.
Adams while the White House was being built. The hotel (above) was finally bought
by the government for use as the first Post Office. It burned in 1836.
was, 1793, agent for the Commissioners have charge of the building and maintenance
of Washington. He used this position to further his own interests in land speculation.
Pres. Washington wrote, Jan 23 1794: " -- had been against the appointment.
was at a loss to account for conduct so different from whaat a Superintend's should
be, but it appears now what speculation has been his primary object from the beginning--I
wish you may have yet seen the woest features in Mr. Blodget's conduct. -- little
confidence I fear is placed in Mr. Blodget's and least where he is best know."
Samuel made money easily in the channels of routine, ordinary trade; his speculations
were wild and badly planned. His friends called him a genius and his enemies called
him a scoundrel. When he deeded his property in backruptcy, he failed to have
his wife release her dower right. Such details caused various comments. His wife
sued the Government for her interest in the hotel-postoffice and was granted an
annuity of $333.33. Not only was he interested in founding the first insurance
company and in founding the first seat of government; he was an acative advocate
of a national university. Even when he was in jail he solicited $5 contributions
for the establishment of a university and collected $7000. After his death, this
money could not be found. Also, he was enough of an architect to join in a competition
to furnish plans for a capitol. He loaned the Commissioners $500 to pay for the
winning design--prepared by a physician who never before had competed. Samuel
was perhaps the most versatile and most picturesque of all Blodgetts.
Capt. WILLIAM-6 (Samuel-5, Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b. Dec 18 1762 Goffstown NH
(in Boston, Mass VR)
m. Sarah Stark
b June 11 1769 Dunbarton NH
Jan 20 1801 Newburyport, Mass VR
dau Maj. Gen. John & Elizabeth (Paige)
1434 Maria Eloisa b Mar 2 1788 Goffstown VR; bp Jan 15
1789 Haverhill, Mass.
1435 Caleb b June 1 1790 Goffstown NH
Stark bp Jan 21 1801 Newburyport MA VR
1437 Betty b.? ; named in grandfather's
will as dau. Wm.
MARIA LOUISA-7 (Samuel-6,5; Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b May 12 1778
m Feb 6 1798 Philadelphia PA
James West of Baltimore
b Nov 22 1763 Philadelphia
d 1810? Baltimore
s. William & Mary (Hodge)
3206 Harriet b Dec 24 1800; d 1800 Baltimore, unm.
3207 Mary b Nov 27 1801
3208 Helen Anne b Feb 11 1803 Baltimore; m and lived
3209 William Henry b Apr 18 1804; m. Gertrude Minor, 8 ch; in conf
army; one dau m. Somerville
3210 Benjamin b May 4 1805
3211 James b 1809
JULIAN ANN ALLEN-7 (Samuel-6,5; Caleb-4, Samuel-3,2)
b Nov 13 1795
m. John Britton of Philadelphia PA
d. Jan 20 1838
3214 James Blodgett, res. Warrington
3215 dau m.
Dr. C. Moore of Jackson N.C.