- Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the accurateness or authenticity
of these genealogies. Please see the reference material used for more information.
- Primary Source: History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
J.W. Lewis & Co., 1885, 878 pgs.
- Secondary sources, "The History
of Merrymac NH" and through personal research
The following genealogies are limited to persons born in Merrimack, it being outside
the scope of this work to follow the descendants who have emigrated to other places...
- The FIRST generation of the family residing in MERRIMACK NH is shown
in red, bold.
| McGaw | McGilveray | Spalding
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FAMILY OF MERRIMACK NH
Joseph Farmer b. 6 Nov 1713 Billerica
MA, m. Dorcas Vickery (?)
a. Isaac Farmer b. 5 Mar 1754 Merrimack,
Hillsborough Co NH
b. David Farmer b. 23 May 1755, Merrimack
Farmer b. 26 Apr 1757 Merrimack
d. Bethiah Farmer b. 25 Nov 1758 Merrimack
e. Joseph Farmer b. 25 Jun 1760 Merrimack
f. Dorcas Farmer b. 11 Sep
1761 Merrimack, m. 27 Sep 1781,
Manchester to Ephraim Stevens
Farmer b. 15 Sep 1769, Merrimack
it would seem that these are the two Joseph Farmers in the 1790 census. The elder
Joseph, according to my correspondence, served Merrimack as Hog Reaf, Field Driver,
surveyor of Highways, Tythingman, Sealer of Weights and Measures.
to my own line, Samuel Farmer Sr. b. 10 Apr 1725 Billerica MA and m. 30 May 1753
Tewksbury MA to Zilpah Hardy. He was a soldier in both the French and Indian War
and the Rev. War and is bur. in South Newbury NH (but I have no date of death).
All their children we born in Tewksbury MA, but the youngest dau. Sally d. 2 Sep
1850 in South Newbury NH.
son Samuel Jr. Farmer b. 28 Jan 1758 Tewksbury MA , d. 8 Sep 1838 Redfield, Oswego
Co NY, m. 5 May 1785 Tewksbury MA to Tamar Bailey. Samuel Jr. was also a Rev.
War soldier. Their oldest child Lucy, was b. 14 Jun 1786 Tewksbury MA, but the
rest were all born in Greenfield NH, as follows:
b. Sarah/Sally b. 23 Apr
c. Samuel (III) b. 7 Dec 1792
d. John b. 28 Aug 1794
b. 3 Jan 1796
f. Irene b. Feb 1799
g. Silas Spalding Farmer b. 11 Sep
h. Philip b. 25 Mar 1805
The move to Redfield NY was sometime after
1805 and before 1841, when Tamar, Samuel Jr's wife died.
The remaining genealogies
History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; Philadelphia: J.W.
Lewis & Co., 1885 AND OTHER SOURCES
McGaw, of Scotch descent, emigrated from Lineygloss, in the north of Ireland,
where he was born in 1737, to America, where he settled in Bedford NH. He was
a weaver by trade, and became prosperous. He married in 1772 to Margaret Orr of
Bedford NH. He d. 1810, she d. 1800. [This section of Bedford NH is now Merrimack
NH]. Jacob and his cousin Robert Means settled in what is now Merrimack NH prior
to 1770. They operated a tavern and store in the Reeds Ferry (northern) section
of the town, near the ferry landing. From the "History of Merrimack NH":
"A story told about McGaw is that when pouring a glass of rum he would hold
his thumb over the edge of the glass so that it took less rum to fill the glass."
The tavern passed down through the McGaw family and was in existence for many
years. Records reveal that among the many customers were Horace Greeley and Matthew
Children of Jacob & Margaret (Orr) McGaw (born in Bedford
1. John McGaw, b. 12 May 1774, m. Hannah
Thornton, dau of Hon. Matthew Thornton
2. Margaret McGaw, b. 25 May 1776,
d. 19 Dec 1816; m. 6 March 1806 to Isaac RIDDLE of Bedford NH. He b. 10 June 1762
in Bedford NH
3. Jacob McGaw, b. 8 Sep 1778, lawyer in Bangor ME; the 1854
Bangor ME directory shows: McGaw, Jacob, counsellor, 10-1/2 city pt. block, h.
broadway; he m. Phebe V. Poor
4. +Robert McGaw, b 19 March 1781; settled
on the homestead in Merrimack NH; married a daughter of Rev. William Morison of
5. Rebecca McGaw, b. 27 Apr 1783; m. --- Fisk of Bangor ME
+Isaac McGaw, lived in Windham NH, but died in Merrimack NH
McGaw, b 5 Oct 1787; m. Dr. Dickinson, of Bangor ME
McGaw (Jacob-1), b 8 Sep 1778 in Bedford NH; was for many years a leading
character in the social, religious and political life of the town. He settled
on the old homestead at Reed's Ferry, and when his father died, in 1810, he succeeded
to his business as merchant. His business abilities were such that he added largely
to the property he inherited from his father, and, though he used his means liberally
for every good cause while he lived, he left about a quarter of a million at his
death, and beside the endowment of the Institute already named, he bequeathed
five thousand dollars as an endowment of the First Congregational Church. Robert
took possession of the tavern of his father Jacob, and added a large dwelling
house to the front of it. In the early 1900's Miss Madge McEown of Boston MA purchased
the property and used the tavern for storage. After the death of Miss McEown her
estate was auctioned, and in 1970 the tavern was dismantled and removed to Bedford
NH. Robert was instrumental in the creation of the McGaw
Institute. In 1846 Robert McGaw planted tree #22 at the centennial anniversary.
According to the Londonderry (NH) Vital Records 1722-1910 (Ancestry.com) Robert
McGaw and Sarah Morrison married June 8, 1811 in Londonderry NH. She was b abt
1789 in NH. In 1850 the couple was living in Merrimack NH, Martha McGaw, age 16
[b abt 1834 NH] living with them. I have not been able to determine if Martha
was their daughter and/or if Jacob had additional children.
McGaw (Jacob-1) was b. 25 May 1785, and was a graduate of Dartmouth College
in 1807. He studied law, first with Hugh Jameson of Bedford NH, and afterwards
with his brother, Jacob McGaw, then an eminent lawyer in Bangor ME. He was admitted
to the bar, and first opened an office in Bedford NH (the Piscataquog section)
in April 1810, where he remained until June 1, 1819, when he located in Windham
NH. His name first appears upon the Windham town records in 1820, as moderator
of a special meeting. He was the second attorney in town. He devoted himself to
his profession and "unsettled land claims and uncertain boundaries afforded
professional employment for many years." He often acted as special agent
of the town in contests with other towns where legal knowledge was required. He
served as town clerk in 1825, 1827-35, 1838, 1840-48 (inclusive), was representative
in 1829-1833, 1835, 1838, 1846-1847. He was a witty, genial man, and had many
stories of Scottish humor, spoken with a Scotch brogue. For fifteen years before
his death he suffered from a wasting and fatal disease. He m. 10 Jan 1822, Eliza
Armour, dau of Samuel and Janet (Dinsmoor) Armour. She d. 29 Dec 1848, and when
he returned to Merrimack he lived with his eldest daughter, and d. in Merrimack
NH 13, Nov 1863.
Children of Isaac & Eliza (Armour) McGaw:
Margaret Jane McGaw, b. 15 Apr 1824 in Windham NH; m. 13 March 1849 Edward P.
Parker of Derry NH; resided in Merrimack NH and Concord MA. They had a child,
Caroline Eliza PARKER, who m. 22 May 1872 to Howard Houghton and resided in Concord
2. John Armour McGaw, b. 18 Jan 1826 in Windham NH; m. 8 Apr 1847 Sarah
E. Patterson of Lawrence MA, who d. 1850; he m2) Mary J. Tracy of Chelsea NY and
resided Jersey City, NJ
3. Sarah Elizabeth McGaw, b. 11 Sep 1831 in Windham
NH, d. 28 Nov 1831
4. Martha Dickinson McGaw, b. 30 Sep 1833; m. 17 Oct 1863
Francis A. Gordon of Henniker NH. He b. 3 Feb 1830. Lived in the Reeds Ferry section
of Merrimack NH. They had two children: (1) Robert McGaw GORDON, b. 19 Aug 1871;
(2) Arthur G. GORDON, b. 27 Jan 1876
5. Anna Eliza McGaw, b. 16 March 1836
in Windham NH; m. 16 July 1863 to Carmi Parker of Merrimack, and resided in Fitchburg
MA. Had 3 children: (1) George L. Parker, b. 29 Jan 1872; (2) Harry C. Parker,
b. 28 Aug 1875; (3) Maurice W. Parker, b. 22 Feb 1878
-- John McGilveray came from Scotland some time previous to the Revolution
and settled on the place now owned (1885) by his grandson, John-2. His children
were John-2; Robert (settled in Maine); William (settled in New Orleans); Alexander;
David (settled in Brookline); Jacob; Martha (married Alexander Anderson of Derry);
Margaret (died unmarried); Simon (settled on the home farm in Merrimack).
The children of Simon were John-3 (settled on the home farm);
Eliza J. (married James Hale, settled in Merrimack and had 7 children, four of
whom were living in 1885); William; Harriet (died unmarried); George Newel.
The children of John-3 are Franklin D., John C, D. Elbertie, Clarie
F (married Everett E. Parker of Merrimack), Annis B (died), and Harriette M.
PARKER FAMILY HAS MOVED!
Sources of Information:
- The History of New
Ipswich, NH 1735-1914; by Charles Henry Chandler; Fitchburg, Mass. Sentinel Printing
-The History of the Town of Wilton, Hillsborough County, New
Hampshire; by Abiel Abbot Livermore and Sewall Putnam; Lowell, Mass; Marden &
Rowell, Printers; 1888.
-The Spalding Memorial A Genealogical History of Edward
Spalding of VA and MA and His Descendants by Rev S J Spalding revised and enlarged
by Charles Warren Spalding; Chicago, 1897
-Ancestry.com - genealogies of members
- The history
of Milford by George A. Ramsdell; Concord, N.H.: Rumford Press, 1901, 1118 pgs.
This genealogy does not cover all Spaldings in New Hampshire, but rather only
the Spalding family who resided, or were born in Merrimack, Hillsborough County
NH, and their ancestors.
Spaulding / Spalden, b. abt. 1613 in England, died 26 Feb 1690 in Chelmsford,
Middlesex Co. MA.; m. (1) Margaret Elliott/Elyot [d. Aug., 1640]; (2) probably
in 1642, Rachel - [d. about 1670].
by his wife and two or more children he came to America, probably from Lincolnshire,
England, about 1619, remaining briefly in Virginia. Edward came to Jamestown,
Virginia from London with Sir George Yeardley in 1619. That same year, the brother
of Indian Chief Powhatan nearly wiped out the colony, and Edward with some of
the remaining settlers came north to the Plymouth Colony. Although according to
a census on 16 Feb 1623 he still resided in Jamestown (then called "James
Cittye"). As Governor Yeardley was a native of London, it would have been
natural for him to take to Virginia on his return there in 1619 other natives
or inhabitants of London.
that reason it is significant that London parish registers include the following
entries from two neighboring parishes:
At St Peter's Cornhill: Christened
Sonday, 13 Sep 1596, Edward, son of Willfred Spalding, cutler, child born 4 Sep
Friday. Christened Sunday, 30 Oct 1597, Anne, da of Willfred Spalding, cutter,
born in Randolles house sexton, the 3 of Oct Monday. Christened Sunday, 30 Jul
1592, Willfred Spalding son of Willfred Spalding, cutter, ch. born 22 Jul, Sat.
At St Olave's Hart Street: Buried 1 Sep 1603, Willfrie, son of Willfrie Spalding.
Buried 6 Sep 1603, Anne, wife of Willfrie Spalding and her child, newborn and
unbaptized. Some of the cutlers of London came from Essex, and it therefore may
be more than coincidence that we find in St James, Colchester, there was living
one Edward Spalding, whose will was proved in 1608 (original now in Essex Record
Office, Chelmsford, England). Edward Spaulding if born in 1596 would have been
23 years old in 1619 when the American settler came to the New World. Then
he removed to Barbados for some years, but settling about 1634 at Braintree, Mass.,
where he was made freeman in 1640. He was one of the early proprietors of Chelmsford,
Mass., in 1653, and was upon the first board of selectmen of that town. Edward
Spaulding was made freeman of the colony May 13,1640 at Braintree which is the
earliest record found of him. He was one of the petitioners from here in October
1645 for land for a new plantation. He removed 1645-47 to Wenham MA and was one
of the founders of Chelmsford in 1655 where he died Feb.26, 1670.
by 1st wife (Margaret):
1. John, b. 1631-33; married Hannah Hale; had
2. Edward, b. 1635; married 1) Margaret Barret; 2) Priscilla Edwards;
3. Grace, b. 1637 in Braintree, MA; buried May 1641
by 2nd wife (Rachel)
4. Benjamin, b. 7 Apr 1643 in Chelmsford MA; married
Olive Farwell; removed from Chelmsford MA to Canterbury (now Brooklyn) CT; had
5. Joseph, b. 25 Oct 1646 in Braintree or Chelmsford MA; married Mercy
Jewell; had issue
6. Dinah, b. 14 March 1649; married Eleazer Browne; had
7. +Andrew, b. 19 Feb. or Nov. 1652; married Hannah Jefes/Jeffes/Jefts
Spalding (Edward-1), b. 19 Nov 1652 in Chelmford MA; d. 5 May 1713 in Chelmsford
MA; m. 30 Aug 1674 in Chelmsford MA to Hannah Jefes/Jifes/Jefts, dau. of Henry-1
Jefts of Billerica MA [b. 14 Feb 1754 in Billerica MA; d. Jan. 21, 1730]. He was
the father's youngest son, but received the paternal home by bequest. He was a
Children of Andrew & Hannah (Jefts) Spaulding:
b. 8 Oct 1669/1690 in Chelmsford MA
2. Hannah, b. 10 March 1677 in Chelmsford
3. +Andrew, b. 25 March 1678 in Chelmsford MA, d. 7 Nov 1753; m. Abigail
Warren; deacon; had issue; some descendants removed to New Ipswich, NH
+Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1680 in Chelmsford MA;
married Elizabeth Lund
5. +John, b. 20 Aug 1682 in Chelmsford MA
6. Rachel, b. 26 Sep 1686 in Chelmsford MA; married Samuel Butterfield; had issue
7. William, b. 3 Aug 1688 in Chelmsford MA
8. Joanna, b. 8 Oct 1689 in Chelmsford
9. Benoni, b. 6 Feb 1691 in Chelmsford MA
10. Mary, b. 5 Dec 1695 in
Spalding (Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 2 Nov 1680; d. 4 Apr 1720; m. about
1703 to Elizabeth Lund, dau. of Thomas Lund, one of the first settlers of Dunstable
NH. [Lunn, Lunn] of Dunstable [b. 29 Sep 1684]. Her father was an old soldier,
and her brother Thomas was killed by the Indians 5 Sep 1724. She survived her
husband, and with Richard Stratton, settled his estate.
Children of Henry
& Elizabeth (Lund) Spaulding:
1. +Henry, b. 22 Nov 1704; m1)
Lucy Proctor; m2) Marah Adams
2. Thomas, b. 30 July 1707; d. 13 Aug 1795;
m. Mary Adams (b. 1 July 1707; d. Oct 1788). He res. In Chelmsford, MA.; had issue.
3. William, b. 17 March 1710/11
4. Leonard Spalding, b. 1 Dec 1713
Eleazer Spalding, b. 29 May 1717; he probably died young, as no mention is made
of him in the settlement of his father's estate
Spalding (Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 20 Aug 1682 in Chelmsford MA; Death: 7 March
1760 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA; married 1) 6 Feb 1704/5 in Chelmsford MA
to Mary Barrett. She b. 9 May 1684 in Chelmsford MA and died 16 Apr 1760; John
married 2) abt 1721 in MA to Lydia --. She b. abt 1700.
Children of John
& Mary (Barrett) Spalding:
1. Jonathan, b. 11 Nov 1705 in Chelmsford,
2. Mary, b. 19 Jan 1707/08 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
3. Hannah, b. 7 Feb 1708/09 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
b. 11 June 1711 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
4. Job, b. 19 Oct 1714 in Chelmsford,
Children of John & Lydia Spalding:
5. Mary, b. 7 April
1722 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
6. +John, b. 7 Feb 1724/25 in Chelmsford,
7. Lot, b. 24 Sep 1737 in Chelmsford, Middlesex
Spalding (Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 22 Nov 1704 in
Chelmsford MA; d. 29 Apr 1792 in Chelmsford MA; m1) 1 Feb 1725,
Lucy Proctor [d. 1 June 1742]; m2) 27 Apr 1743 in Chelmsford MA
to Marah Adams. He resided in Chelmsford, MA. He served in the
relief expedition to Fort William Henry in 1757
Children of Henry & Lucy (Proctor) Spaulding:
1. +Samuel, b. abt 1 Feb 1726/7; m. Sarah Woods
2. Lucy, b. 1 Feb 1727/28; married -- Read
3. Sarah, b. 10 June 1734; married -- Fletcher
4. Henry III, b. 11 Feb 1735/36
5. Abel, b. Feb 1739/40
Children of Henry & Marah (Adams) Spaulding:
6. Zebulon, b. 2 March 1743/44
7. +Daniel, b. 21 June 1746 in Merrimack NH; m1) Hannah
Putnam; m2) Mary Butterfield
8. Thomas, b. 24 Nov 1750
9. Thankful, b. Dec. 3, 1761 Chelmsford MA, buried Sept. 4, 1778,
age 16 y. 9 d. in Chelmsford MA [Chelmsford MA recs, NEHGS]
10. Mary, b. 10 Feb 1789; m. -- Parkhurst
Spalding (John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 11 June 1711 in Chelmsford, Middlesex,
MA; died 15 Dec 1796 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA ; married 12 Feb 1739/40 in
Chelmsford MA to Mehitable Hunt. She b. 1721 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
of Sampson & Mehitable (Hunt) Spalding:
1. Mary b. 1 April 1741 in
Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
2. Mehitable b. 15 May 1742 in Tewksbury, Middlesex,
3. Hannah b. 28 Nov 1744 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
4. Sampson b.
19 Nov 1745 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
5. +Jonathan b. 15 Sep 1747
in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
6. Mehitable b. 7 AUG 1749 in Tewksbury, Middlesex,
7. John b. 6 Dec 1750 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
8. Hannah b. 7 AUG
1752 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
9. Anna b. 2 Oct 1756 in Tewksbury, Middlesex,
10. John b. 2 Oct 1756 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
11. Sarah b. 28
SEP 1758 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA
Spalding (John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 7 Feb 1724/25 in Chelmsford, Middlesex,
MA; married 10 Sep 1761 in Chelmsford MA to Hannah Spalding. She b. about 1741
of John & Hannah (Spalding) Spalding: [may be more children]
b. 8 Jun 1762; m. Lucy Fletcher.
2. +Oliver, b. 1 Jan 1769 in Chelmsford
Spalding (Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 31 Jan 1726 in
Chelmsford MA; died 11 Sept 1797 in Merrimack NH; m. 3 May 1753 OR 17 March 1753
to Sarah, dau. of Samuel & Mary (Parker) Woods of Chelmsford MA [she b. 8
March 1730; d. 10 Apr 1815]. He was an early settler in Merrimack (at some time
previous to 1753) along with his brother Daniel; farmer, and was a lieutenant
in the Battle of White Plains during the American Revolution; he served Merrimack
as a Field Driver, Hog Reeve, Constable, Surveyor of Highways, Fence Viewer, Selectman
and Tythingman. 1781 Tax List, District 6.
Children of Samuel & Sarah
1. +Samuel, b. 23 Aug 1754 in Merrimack NH; settled
in Merrimack NH
2. +Abijah, b. 18 June 1756 in Merrimack NH; settled
in Nashua NH
3. Sarah, b. 14 Oct 1758; died 8 Feb 1774unmarried
b. 3 Nov 1760 in Merrimack NH; settled in New Boston NH, and afterwards to Lyndeboro
5. +Oliver, b. 6 Feb 1763 in Merrimack NH; settled in Merrimack
6. +Isaac, b. 20 Aug 1765 in Merrimack NH; m1) Mary Ritter; m2)
Mary (Flynn) Colburn; settled in New Ipswich NH, and afterwards to Wilton NH
7. +Silas, b. 11 June 1767 in Merrimack NH; settled in Merrimack NH, removed
to Andover VT then returned to Merrimack NH
8. +Asa, b. 5 Apr 1769
in Merrimack NH
Spaulding (Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) born 21 June 1746 in Chelmsford
MA; d. 1804-5; married 1st) 8 June 1769 Hannah Putnam; married 2d) 15 May 1777
to Mary Butterfield of Pelham NH. He settled early in Merrimack and enlisted several
times in the Revolution. He served Merrimack as Surveyor of Highways, Hog Reeve
and Fence Viewer. 787 Tax List District 6).
Children by first marriage
1. Daniel, b. 19 Dec 1769; probably died young
b. abt 1769 in Merrimack NH, probably died young
3. Jonathan, b. 4 July 1771
in Merrimack NH
4. Willard, b. 10 Feb 1773 in Merrimack NH
b. 25 July 1776 in Merrimack NH
Children by 2nd marriage (Mary)
6. Benjamin, b. 28 Aug 1780 in Merrimack NH; d. 13 Dec. 1839; m. Betsey McClure,
dau of William and Rebecca (Danforth) McClure [she b. 23 Nov 1791, d. 30 Aug 1863].
7. +Solomon, b. 31 March 1783 in Merrimack NH; d. 23 Feb 1864
b. 9 Oct 1785
9. +Daniel, b. Merrimack NH 18 Aug 1787; m. Abigail Brown
7. Mary, b. 24 Jan 1790 in Merrimack NH, bap. 16 Oct 1793 Merrimack NH; m. 30
Apr 1847 to William McKean
8. David, b. 24 March 1795 in Merrimack NH; bap.
5 Nov 1807 in Merrimack NH
9. Sally/Sarah, b. 18 Feb 1798 in Merrimack NH;
bap. 5 Nov 1807 in Merrimack NH; m. 6 March 1821 to Simeon Bachelder
Spalding (Sampson-4, John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 15 Sep 1747 in Tewksbury,
Middlesex, MA; Died 30 Sep 1832 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA; married 1771 in Tewksbury
MA to Mary Marshall. She b. 1750 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA.
Jonathan & Mary (Marshall) Spalding: [may be other children]
b. 27 Nov 1773 Tewksbury MA
Spalding (John-4, John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 1 Jan 1769 in Chelmsford
MA; moved to Milford NH in 1795, and died 11 Aug 1825. Blacksmith; married 1)
in 1795 to Eunice Brown. She b. in Concord MA 21 June 1774 and died in Milford
NH 9 Sep 1821. He m2) Mary Carmel, born 15 March 1777 and died in Waltham MA 2
Children of Oliver & Eunice (Brown) Spalding:
b. 30 Sep 1796 in Milford NH; m. 18 Oct 1814, Calvin, son of Ebenezer Jr. and
Anna (Johnson) Averill of Milford NH; resided there and d. 9 Oct 1868.
Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1800 in Milford NH; m. 6 June 1826, Ebenezer Jr., son of Ebenezer
and Mary (Swan) Pearsons of Milford NH; resided there and d. 23 Sep 1859
Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 22/23 Aug 1754
in Merrimack NH; settled in Merrimack NH on a farm adjoining his father's; died
1 March 1825 in Merrimack NH; Military Service: Pvt. MA, Capt. Daniel Emerson's
Co. Col. Hercules Mooney's Regiment, raised for defense of Rhode Island. He married
28 Nov 1782 in Temple NH to Sarah/Sally Heald, dau of Ephraim & Sarah (Conant)
Heald by the Rev. Noah Miles [she b. 4 Sep 1759 in Temple NH, d. 26 March 1823].
He served Merrimack as Surveyor of Highways. 1787 Tax List District 6.
of Samuel & Sarah (Heald) Spalding:
1. Ephraim, b 19 Apr 1783 in Merrimack
NH; died young 7 June 1790
2. Sarah, b. 29 March 1785 in Merrimack NH; married
7 July 1816 to Luther Abbott of Andover VT
3. +Abijah, b. 18 March
1787 in Merrimack NH
4. Betsey, b. 7 Jan 1789 in Merrimack NH; married Isaac
Blood of Hollis, NH
5. Luther, b. 29 Apr 1790 in Merrimack NH; settled in
6. Merial, b. 25 Dec 1792 in Merrimack NH; married John Thomas
of Goffstown [b. abt 1787 in Merrimack NH]. Their daughter, Elizabeth B. Thomas,
m. Cyrus Cass of Merrimack NH. Settled in Andover VT afterwards removed to Wisconsin.
7. +Ira, b. 30 Nov 1794 in Merrimack NH, died in 1855; married 1829 to
Eliza Jane Atwood [she b. 1805 in Merrimack NH]. Living in Merrimack NH in the
1850 U.S> Census. Children: Ira who died in infancy, William Moore who settled
in Texas; Ephraim Heald who settled in Texas. Nancy Isabella who married William
Kimball of Temple; Eliza Jane who died in infancy; George Washington who died
in infancy; George Franklin who settled on the old homestead in Merrimack; Betsey
Chandler who married John G. Kimball of Nashua; Ellen Maria Spalding b. 1830 in
Merrimack NH who married Albert Gay of Merrimack; and Catherine Mears [aka Katherine
Maus] Spaulding b. 1837 in Merrimack NH, who married 1860 to Chancey C. Keeler/Kuler
of Merrimack NH and settled in Wisconsin.
8. Josiah, b. 15 Feb 1797 in Merrimack
NH; died 4 Apr 1868 in Salem, Essex Co. MA; he married 10 Apr 1825 in Salem MA
to Rebecca Chapman [she b. 5 Feb 1800 in Salem MA]. The Salem Register, of April
6, 1868, says of him: 'Captain Josiah Spalding, one of our best citizens, died
suddenly of apoplexy, on Friday evening. He had been out in the afternoon, although
his health had for some time been feeble from similar attacks. He had been a resident
of Salem from his boyhood, and became a very successful ship-master, retiring
from the seas some years ago, having realized a competency. He was a gentleman
of great amiability and integrity of character, a patriotic and exemplary citizen,
and always ready with heart and hand to aid in every good work." Had issue,
Josiah Chapman Spalding and George Henry Spalding.
9. Elenor/Eleanor, b. 30
Nov 1799 in Merrimack NH; married Leonard Blanchard of Andover.
Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 18 June 1756
in Merrimack NH; died 12 Apr 1828 in Wilton NH; He married Polly Wyman of Billerica,
MA who d. 1 Feb 1817, aged 57 years. ?m2) Sarah Heald.
Children by 1st
1. Mary, b. 11 Feb 1789 in Wilton NH; d. 26 Dec 1852; she
m. Apr 1815 to Joseph Gray
2. Samuel, b. 20 Sep 1791; d. 7 Oct 1759; settled
on father's farm; married 31 Dec 1824 to Nancy Phelps; had children: Mary, John
Henry, Mary Ann.
3. Abijah, b. 11 Jan 1804; m. 1 Dec 1831 to Olivia Hutchinson
of Milford NH; resided in Wilton NH: had issue: Horatio Augustus, Theresa Augusta,
Children by 2nd wife:
4. Sarah Heald, b. 2 Sep 1818
in Chelmsford MA; married William Stanley
Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 6 Feb 1763
in Merrimack NH, d. 21 Aug 1841; settled in Merrimack NH. on a farm near his father.
He married 1st) Abigail Nourse [she b. 13 Jan 1762, d. 17 March 1793; he m2) 24
Apr 1800 to Lucy Davis [she b. 1767, d. 5 May 1823] ; he m3) Sally Caldwell [b.
1781, d. 21 Apr 1860]
Children by 1st wife, Abigail:
b. 25 Sep 1789; d. July 26, 1795
2. +Oliver Jr., b. 23 May 1791 in
Merrimack NH; married Asenath Danforth
3. infant, b. 27 Feb 1793, d. 28 Feb
Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. Merrimack NH,
20 Aug 1765; d. 2 June 1830; m1) 9 Apr 1795, Mary Ritter [d. 27 Apr 1808]; he
m2) 2 Nov 1809, Mrs. Mary (Flynn) Colburn of Milford NH. He learned the tanner's
trade in Hollis from a Mr. Farley, and for several years followed that occupation
with Jeremiah Prichard in the old tanyard at the foot of Meeting-house Hill in
New Ipswich NH. He removed to Wilton NH 18 March 1800 where he resided the rest
of his life.
NOTE:the history of New Ipswich disagrees with the genealogy
in the history of Merrimack NH; I am using the NI history which appears to be
Children of Isaac & Mary (Ritter Spalding):
1. +Isaac, b. 1 Feb 1796 New Ipswich NH
2. +Moses, b. 10 March
1797 New Ipswich NH
3. +Charles, b. 4 Nov 1798 New Ipswich NH
Harvey, b. 8 Oct 1800 Wilton, NH; died unmarried
5. Mary, b. 24 1801; d. 20
Aug 1848 in Milford NH; She m 8 Apr 1828 Prescott Kimball of North Chelmsford,
MA and resided there.
6. Aaron, b. 28 Dec 1803; died in infancy
b. 6 Dec 1806; d. 5 Oct 1854; unmarried
Children of Isaac & Mary (Flynn
8. Emma, b. 12 July 1813; m. 5 Oct 1830, David Whiting
of Wilton NH [of the firm of Whiting & Sons]. She had 5 children, seventeen
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
9. Orpah, b. 5 July 1816; m1) 24
Feb 1839, John Mack [d. 27 Oct 1840]. She m2) 5 Sep 1844 to Sewall G. Mack, her
brother-in-law; resided Lowell MA
Spalding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 11 June 1767
in Merrimack NH, d. Oct 1828; m1st) 22 Jan 1797 to Rebecca Shedd; m2) 14 Jan 1798
to Elizabeth Hills, dau of Stephen Hills [she b. 2 June 1779, d. 2 July 1841];
he m3) 27 Nov 1806 to Dorcas Chandler, dau of Daniel Chandler; settled in Merrimack
NH, removed to Andover VT then returned to Merrimack NH.
Children by 2d
wife (Elizabeth Hills):
1. Rebecca Jane, b. 22 May 1798; m. 11 July 1816
James Howard of Andover NH
2. Leonard Woods, b. 26 Nov 1799; m. 19 Dec 1883
to Emily Eaton
3. Eldridge, b. 4 Jan 1802
4. Ebenezer, b. 2 Aug 1804
Children by 3rd wife (Dorcas Chandler)
5. Alfred, b. 10 Oct 1806; married
Amy - [she b 1810]. Children: Mary Ann (1838), Emily F. (1839), George C. (1842),
Henry L. (1843), Charles M. (1846)
6. Eliza, b. 6 Oct 1808; d. 10 Dec 1902;
m. Benjamin M. Hills
7. Lydia, b. 16 Dec 1810; d. 21 June 1871; unmarried
Spalding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1),
b. 5 Apr 1769 in Merrimack NH; died 9 Apr 1915 of spotted fever.
He married Joanna Chandler, dau of Daniel Chandler [she b. Aug
1774 Andover MA].
Children of Asa & Joanna (Chandler) Spalding:
1. +Asa, b. 21 Apr 1794 in Merrimack NH
2. Ephraim, b. 28 March 1769; d. 5 Sep 1799
3. Samuel Woods, b. 9 Apr 1798; d. 11 Apr 1815
4. Joanna, b 3 Apr 1800; d. 11 Apr 1815
5. Sophia, b. 5 March 1802; married Timothy Fry/Frye of Lowell
6. +Cynthia, b. 31 March 1804; married 13 Nov 1828 to Gilbert
Colburn of Pelham;
7. Albert Jefferson, b. 1 March 1806 in Merrimack NH; died 22
Dec 1879; a house painter; married 30 Nov 1830 to Mary Berry [she
b. 15 Apr 1808]. Resided in Danvers, MA. Children: Albert (1831),
Benjamin Berry (1835), Mary Ellen (1837), Jacob Carlton (1842),
Emma (1844), Albert Jefferson (1847).
8. Lucy Davis, b. 5 Apr 1808; died 11 Jan 1832; married 28 July
1830 to Jacob Carlton of Lowell MA
9. Sarah/Sally, b. 26 May 1812; married 13 Sep 1832 to Jacob Carlton,
her sister's husband after her death; resided in Lowell MA
10. Dorcas, b. 27 June 1814; married 6 Sep 1835 to Andrew J. Nute;
resided in Lowell MA
Spalding (Daniel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) born 31 March 1783
in Merrimack NH; died 23 Feb 1864 in Merrimack NH; held several minor town offices.
Living in Merrimack NH in the 1850 U.S. census. His farm was located on Naticook
Pond as was known as an "industrious worker." He married 7 Sep 1806
to Martha McClure, dau of William McClure [she b. 13 Apr 1784 in Merrimack NH,
d. 21 Aug 1867]
Children of Solomon & Martha (McClure) Spalding:
1. Roxana, b. 29 Oct 1806 in Merrimack NH; married Benjamin Moore
b. 22 Feb 1809 or 1819 in Merrimack NH; m. 9 Dec 1831 to John Reed of Lowell,
3. +Solomon, b. 20 July 1811 in Merrimack NH
4. Daniel, b. 18
Oct 1817 or 1819 in Merrimack NH
5. Mary, b. 26 Oct 1824 in Merrimack NH
Spaulding/Spalding (Daniel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), born
Merrimack NH 18 Aug 1787; d. 9 Jan 1840; m. 2 Jan 1812 to Abigail Brown. He was
a farmer, succeeding to the farm of his father-in-law. He was also a brickmaker.
Children of Daniel & Abigail (Brown) Spalding:
1. Abby Frost,
b. 6 Nov 1812; d. 19 Aug 1840, unmarried
2. Eliza Field, b. 20 Aug 1814; d.
26 July 1870; m. 19 Jan 1848 to Benjamin Hale of Rindge NH
3. Benjamin Daniel,
b. 25 Apr 1815; m. 13 Sept 1846 to Sarah F. Marston. Resided at Rumney NH. Had
4. Ebenezer Brown, b. 26 Oct 1817; m. 12 Oct 1845, Samantha Field.
He was a brickmaker at East Somerville, Reading and Everett MA; 3 children
5. Almira Stevens, b. 30 Oct 1819; m. 2 Apr 1851, Dr. Solomon Blood of Hollis
6. Samuel, b. 6 March 1821; m. 27 Aug 1848, Betsey Marston. Resided at
Lowell, MA; two children
7. James Chandler, b. 31 May 1823; d. 29 Nov 1887;
m. Dec. 26, 1846 to Sarah B. Richardson. Resided at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Two children.
8. Mary Ann, b. 16 Apr 1825; d. 29 march 1847; m. 15 May 1845, Benjamin Hale of
9. Charles, b. 1 Feb 1827; m. 5 Sept 1862, Sarah E. (Holt) Greenough.
Resided at Rumney NH; three children.
10. George Putnam, b. 24 Sep 1828; d.
8 Feb 1867; m. 29 Jan 1852, Sarah Whitney; four children.
11. Sarah Jane,
b. 6 March 1830; d. 19 Aug 1867; m. 11 Nov 1852 to Edward F. Parker. Resided at
Spalding (Jonathan-5, Sampson-4, John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) , b. 27 Nov 1773
Tewksbury MA; was a farmer. Removed to Milford NH in 1808 from Hollis, and died
6 July 1856. Married 11 Oct 1799, Rebecca Ober, who was b. in Beverly MA in 1777,
and died in Milford NH 15 July 1859
Children of Abel & Rebecca (Ober) Spalding:
+Abel Jr., b. 23 April 1800 in Hollis NH
2. Rebecca, b. 5 March 1802
in Hollis NH; m. 22 Nov 1825, Frederic Crosby of Milford [see Crosby family in
History of Milford NH]
3. Ira, b 28 July 1804 in Hollis NH; was a carpenter;
resided in Lowell MA where he d. 11 Apr 1856; m. 27 Apr 1831 Adaline N.S., dau
of Thomas and Barbara (Shaw) Fullerton of Boston, MA.
4. Lucinda, b. 19 Aug
1806 in Hollis NH; m. 14 Sep 1826 John Jr. son of John and Mary (Conn) Smith of
Milford NH; and d. there 9 Apr 1829.
5. Eri, b. 20 Feb 1809 in Milford NH;
was a blacksmith; resided in Peterborough NH where he d. 24 Dec 1884; m. 5 March
1835, Almira, dau of Asaph and Abiah (Bowers) Spalding of Hollis.
b. 11 June 1811 in Milford NH; was a wheelwright; resided in Nashua NH and died
there 10 Jan 1864; m. 7 Sep 1834, Mary, dau of Reuben R. and Esther (Parkhurst)
Wright of Dunstable MA
7. Mary, b. 5 Nov 1813 in Milford NH and d. 11 Oct 1814.
Spaulding (Samuel-6 Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1),
b. 18 March 1787 in Merrimack NH, died 21 Sep 1867 in Nashua NH; married September
1814 to Hannah Goodrich Eastman, dau of Nicholas & Olive (Barnes) Eastman
[she b. 4 Sep 1792 in Francestown NH and died 6 Apr 1877 in Nashua NH]
of Abijah & Hannah G. (Eastman) Spalding:
1. Eleanor Meriel, b. 15
Nov 1816 in Litchfield NH
2. Sarah Heald, b. 2 Sep 1818 in Merrimack NH; married
26 Nov 1835 to William Stanley [he b. 1805 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co. WI]; resided
Oshkosh, WI. Had issue.
3. Samuel Jones, b. 11 Dec 1820 in Lyndeborough NH
4. Elizabeth Goodrich, b. 27 March 1824 in Lyndeborough NH; died 31 Jan 1896 in
St. Louis, Missouri; married Roger Moses Sargent [b. 7 Sep 1824 in Barton, Orleans
Co VT]. Resided in Gilmanton, Belknap Co. NH and Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas;
5. Mary Bowers, b. 16 June 1827 in Nashua NH; married William Wheeler
[b. abt 1815 in Nashua NH]; resided Nashua NH; had issue.
6. Josiah Oscar,
b. 5 July 1829 in Nashua NH
7. Gershom Fay, b. 1 Feb 1831 in Nashua NH
Spalding (Samuel-6 Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1)
b. 30 Nov 1794 in Merrimack NH, died 18 June 1855; married 1) 17 May 1821 to Nancy
Moor/Moore of Bedford NH [she b. 23 Oct 1794, d. 7 Apr 1829]; he m2) 7 May 1829
to Eliza Jane Atwood of Bedford NH [she b. 25 June 1805 in Merrimack NH, d. 1856
Beloit, Wisconsin]. Living in Merrimack NH in the 1850 U.S. census.
of Ira & Eliza J. (Atwood) Spalding:
1. Ira, b. 8 May 1822 in Bedford
NH; d. 30 July 1832 in Bedford NH
2.William Moor(e), b. 10 Nov 1823 in Merrimack
NH; settled in Texas
3. Ephraim Heald/Hale, b. 7 Dec 1824, d. 20 Feb 1890
unmarried; settled in Texas.
4. Nancy Isabella, b. 28 Jan 1827; m. 8 May
1851 to William Kimball of Temple or Mason NH
5. Eliza Jane who died in infancy
6. George Washington who died in infancy
7.+George Franklin, b. 12 Feb 1833
in Merrimack NH, and d. 13 Dec 1912 in Merrimack NH; settled on the old homestead
8. Betsey Chandler, b 1836; m. 19 Nov 1857 John Gardner Kimball
of Nashua NH
9. Ellen Maria Spalding b. 1830 or 1840 in Merrimack NH; married
26 Nov 1836 Albert Gay of Merrimack (or Francestown NH).
10. Catherine Mears
[aka Katherine Maus] Spaulding b. 1837/1838 in Merrimack NH, who married 1860
to Chancey C. Keeler/Kuler of Merrimack NH and settled in Wisconsin.
Harrison, died in infancy.
Spalding (Oliver-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. 23
May 1791 in Merrimack NH, died 1875; married 28 Dec 1817 in Merrimack NH to Asenath
Danforth, dau of Solomon [b. abt 1796]. Residing in Merrimack NH in the 1850 U.S.
Children of Oliver & Asenath (Danforth) Spalding:
Abigail Nourse, b. 15 Dec 1817; married 1 Aug 1846 to William T. Parker; they
were living with her parents in Merrimack NH in the 1850 U.S. Census, his occupation
being listed as a "tailor."
2. +John Lund, b. 19 Jan 1821;
3. Hosea Ballou, b. 22 Sep 1824 in Merrimack NH; died 18 Apr 1894 in W. Somerville
MA; married 10 June 1848 to Dorcas Marshall [she b. 5 Dec 1820 in Tunbridge VT].
Children include Abby Parker (b 1849, married Moses H. Chase), George Miner (b.
1850, m. Nellie Horton Ham), Asenath Danforth (b. 1856, d. 1943) and Ella Dorcas
4. Oliver Perry, b. 11 Jan 1828, died 28 Jan 1828
Spalding (Asa-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1),
b. 21 Apr 1794 in Merrimack NH; married Sarah Gilmore [she b.
Children of Asa & Sarah (Gilmore) Spalding:
1. Samuel Woods, b. March 1818 in Merrimack NH; died 19 Sep 1894
in Danvers, MA; married 7 Nov 1870 in Lawrence MA to Julia S.
Cross, of Danvers, MA.; resided Danvers MA; had children, Samuel
Albert (1873), Chester Cross (1877) and Julia Stinson (1878).
2. Joanna, b. 1 May 1819; married 8 Nov 1848 to William Lyon [he
b. 1808] of Pelham
3. Steven, b. 1820; d. 20 July 1838
4. Asa Langdon, b. 27 Dec 1821 in Merrimack NH; married 17 Oct
1848 to Martha E. Wallace [she b. 3 Apr 1829 and d. 19 Aug 1850].
Resided various places in MA including Newton Centre. They had
at least one child: Allen Francis
5. Albert Jefferson, b. 5 Oct 1824 in Merrimack NH; died 14 Dec
1882; resided in Danvers, MA; married 7 Oct 1850 to Sarah Dodge
[she b. 5 Nov 1832]. Children: Abel Dodge (1851 in Danvers MA)
and Aroline Etta (1855).
Spalding (Asa-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1),
dau of Asa and Joanna (Chandler) Spalding was b. 31 March 1804;
married 13 Nov 1828 to Gilbert Colburn/Coburn, son of Gilbert
& Cynthia Colburn/Coburn of Pelham; resided in Pelham NH.
1850 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Hillsborough
Gilbert COBURN 53 M Farmer 15000 NH
Cynthia Coburn 46 F NH
Gilbert P. Coburn 20 M Land Surveyor NH
Lucy A. Coburn 13 F NH
George D. Coburn 11 M NH
Clara Coburn 9 F NH
Emma D. Coburn 4 F NH
Eliza C.H. Coburn 4 F NH
Silas B. Coburn 1 M NH
Sabina Coburn 50 F NH
[3 others not Coburn surname]
U.S. Census > 1860 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire
> Hillsborough > Pelham
Gilbert Colburn 63 M Farmer 10,000 / 2730 b NH
Cynthia S Colburn 56 F wife NH
Gilbert S Colburn 30 M Farmer Laborer NH
George D Colburn 21 M Farm Laborer NH
Clara J Colburn 20 F Com. school teacher NH
Emma D Colburn 16 F Domestic NH
Eliza C H Colburn 14 F NH
Silas R Colburn 11 M NH
Maria Colburn 28 Housework b Canada
Flora M Colburn 4 NH
Sabrina Colburn 60 Housework b NH
Children of Gilbert & Cynthia (Spalding) Colburn:
1. Gilbert S. Colburn, b abt 1830 in NH
2. Maria Colburn, b. abt 1832 in NH
3. George D. Colburn, b. abt 1839 in NH
4. Clara J. Colburn, b abt 1840 in NH
5. Emma D. Colburn, b abt 1844 in NH
6. +Eliza C.H. Colburn, b. abt 1846 in NH
7. Silas R. Colburn, b abt 1849 in NH
8. Flora M. Colburn, b abt 1856 in NH
Spalding (Solomon-6, Daniel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) born
20 July 1811 in Merrimack NH. He died 2 June 1902 in Nashua NH; He married 16
Feb 1834 to Sarah Darling Edson, dau of Asa & Theodosia Edson [she b. 1 March
1811 in Springfield, Windsor Co VT and died 25 June 1883]. At age 16, he moved
to Nashua, worked at the store of Joel Carter and later the same year for Hugh
Jameson. In 1832, he bought the interest of Hugh Jameson. With John Reed, who
was the husband of his sister Lucinda, established a mercantile firm, Reed &
Spalding. After success, he dissolved it. Moved to Franklin, NH, the terminus
of the northern NH railroad. 2 or 3 years later, moved to Wentworth, NH with Putnam
Spalding. They established the firm of P&S Spalding. After 4 successful years,
they disposed of their business i n Wentworth & he went back to Nashua. Then,
he established the flour & grain store on Railroad Square, which was lat er
conducted by Stearns, who was his partner. In 1874 he disposed of that & retired
from active business. He accepted the position of police judge for the city of
Nashua & had a wonderful reputation. In 1880 he became one of the founders
& incorporators of the NH Banking Company, was one of its first board of directors
and for many years directed the policy of this popular institution. At one time,
he was commander of the Nashua Artillery, which had a very high reputation. He
attended the Unitarian Society of Nashua for over 70 years. The Spalding-Whittemore
house was built in 1834 by Solomon Spalding at age 23 and occupied by him for
68 years. This was the first brick house built on the north side of the river
and was the first one in Nashua, or Dunstable as it was then called, that was
built by an individual. Mr. Spalding had the rather unusual experience of living
in the Town of Dunstable, the Town of Nashua, the Town of Nashville, and the City
of Nashua, all while under one roof. The house was later owned and occupied by
his daughter, Mrs. Sarah G. Whittemore, and is an enduring memorial to the thrift
of one who took an active part in the progress of Nashua. When the house was built,
it was considered quite a distance from the village, but is now, and has long
been, in one of the pleasantest residential sections of the city. I t may be well
said of Mr. Spalding that "He builded better than he knew".
of Solomon & Sarah D. (Edson) Spalding:
1. Solomon Warren, b. 13 May
1837 in Nashua NH
2. John Andrew, b. 24 July 1841 in Nashua NH
Warren, b. 11 June 1843 in Nashua NH
4. Sarah Greeley, b. 19 Sep 1845 in Nashua
NH; married John Jacob Whittemore
5. Mary Elizabeth, b. 31 May 1847 in Nashua
6. Edward Clarence, b. 30 Aug 1851 in Nashua NH
7. Everett Sargent,
b. 30 Aug 1851 in Nashua NH
Spaulding (Isaac-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. New
Ipswich, NH on 1 Feb 1796; d. 14 May 1876; married 1 May 1828 Lucy, dau of Nathan
Kendall of Amherst NH [b. 13 Dec 1796]. The home of his youth was in Wilton [NH],
whither his parents had removed about 1800, but at the age of seventeen he went
to Amherst and began his mercantile life as a clerk in a country store. He removed
to Nashua in 1826 and became not only an eminently successful merchant, but for
twenty-five years was deeply interested in railroad matters. He held responsible
positions in business circles, including the presidency of the Nashua Bank and
of the Concord Railroad. He was a selectman of the town, and later an alderman
of the city, and he represented Nashua in the Legislature and Constitutional Convention.
He also had a seat in the Governor's Council. He accumulated an estate approach
one million dollars, and at the time of his death was said to be the wealthiest
man in the state. The benevolent bequests in his will exceeded $50,000, including
school funds of $10,000 each to New Ipswich, Wilton and Amherst, the three towns
of his residence before establishing himself in Nashua, and he also remembered
the Academy of New Ipswich with a gift of $5000.
Children of Isaac &
Lucy (Kendall) Spalding:
1. Edward Frances, b. 5 May 1831; d. 30 Aug 1837
2. Isaac Henry, b. 13 May 1840; d. 30 Aug 1844
Spaulding (Isaac-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. New
Ipswich NH, 10 March 1797; d. 1879; m. 29 May 1823 to Anna Hunt Kimball, dau of
John Kimball of Wilton NH [b. 4 Aug 1800 Temple NH; d. 16 May 1864]. She was a
school teacher before marriage. He went to Charlestown, MA to learn the tanner's
trade, and he was a tanner, living upon the paternal home in Wilton NH.
of Moses & Anna H. (Kimball) Spalding:
1. Edward Henry, b. 12 March
1825; m. 1) Lucy Ann Fletcher; m2) Anna or Emma Holt of Lyndeborough NH ; m3)
Harriet S. Holmes of Londonderry; m4) Judith C. Walker; resided Nashua NH and
Wilton NH; banker, representative in legislature; had issue
2. Isaac Kimball,
b 21 July 1826
3. William Ritter, b. 8 Apr 1828; m. Mary A. Ham. Resided Lawrence
MA; merchant, treasurer of the Lawrence Savings Bank, director of Pemberton Bank,
director in the Concord Railroad; had issue.
4. John Augustine, b. 29 May
1837; m1) Josephine Estelle Eastman, dau of Joseph & Abigail Eastman; m2)
Mrs. Martha (Learned) Noyes, daughter of Dr. Learned of Fall River, MA; resided
in Nashua NH, with summer residence in Wilton NH where he had a farm; cashier
of the First National Bank, director of the Concord Railroad. had issue.
Spaulding (Isaac-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1). b. 4
Nov 1798; d. 15 Feb 1880; m. 25 Dec 1827 to Lydia Jones Burns, dau of Samuel Burns
of Milford NH [b. 13 Jan 1806; d. 23 March 1861]. He was the first trader in (East)
Children of Charles & Lydia J. (Burns) Spalding:
Harriet Burns, b. 18 Feb 1829; m. Corydon D. Keyes of Hancock NH; resided in Wilton
2. Abby Frances, b. 28 Aug 1834; m. Charles H. White of Moultonborough
NH; resided Wilton NH; had four children
3. Elias Herrick, b. 5 July 1836;
4. Charles Carroll, b. 4 May 1838; m. Emma Caroline Parkhurst,
dau of Jonathan & Sarah W. Parkhurst. He was in Co. F 45th Regt. Mass. V during
the Civil War; resided in Wilton NH. Had issue.
5. Lucy Kimball, b. 12 March
1840; m. Gardner Blanchard
6. Mary Ritter, b. 3 Jan 1842; m. Asa Blanchard
Abel Spalding Jr.-7 (Abel-6, Jonathan-5, Sampson-4, John-3,
Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 23 April 1800 in Hollis NH; was
a farmer; Resided on the homestead in Milford NH where he died
28 May 1877. Married 20 Feb 1823, Hannah Duncklee King, dau. of
William B. and Hannah (Duncklee) King, born in Washington 24 Aug
1804 and died in Hollis NH 21 Aug 1890.
Children of Abel & Hannah (King) Spalding:
1. Mary E., b. 17 Dec 1823 in Milford NH; m. 22 Sep 1846, Moses
F. Kimball of Nashua NH; resided in Lowell MA and d. there 27
2. Hannah Augusta, b. 5 Apr 1826 in Milford NH; m. 8 Oct 1867,
Joseph, son of Stephen and Mary (Flynn) Lund of Merrimack NH;
they resided in Nashua NH; she later resided in Lowell MA
3. +Charles Hervey, b. 16 Feb 1828 in Milford NH
4. +Henry Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1833 in Milford NH
5. +John Wells, b. 9 Oct 1836 in Milford NH
Eliza C.-8 Colburn (Cynthia-7 Spalding (Asa-6, Samuel-5,
Henry-4, Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), dau of Gilbert & Cynthia
(Spalding) Colburn/Coburn, b. abt 1846 in Pelham NH. She m. Charles
P. Hutchinson, son of Charles & Myra Hutchinson. He was born
July 1841 in Wilton NH.
Children of Charles P. & Eliza C. (Colburn/Coburn) Hutchinson:
1. Belle Hutchinson
2. Gertrude Hutchinson
3. Myra B. Hutchinson b. 1873
4. George Hutchinson, 1875-1964; m. Julia Arlt and had ch, Avis
(1907-2004) and Earl (1908-2006)
5. Ella Hutchinson 1878-1976
6. FRANK HUTCHINSON *1881-1960*; m. Minnie Devanney who was b.
in Scotland about 1893. They had one son, Ernest F. Hutchison
(1917-1998) - A descendant of this line is Clare (Hutchinson)
Michelinie [her email is firstname.lastname@example.org ]
7. Flora Hutchinson Born 1884
8. Walter Hutchinson 1887-1979
Lund-8 Spalding (Oliver-7 Spalding (Oliver-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3,
Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. b. 19 Jan 1821; died 1853; married Sarah Sawin Barret
Bowers, dau of Timothy and Lucy Bowers before 1847. [she b. abt 1820-21 in NH
and died 23 May 1908]. Farmer, residing in Merrimack NH in the 1870 and 1880 U.S.
1870 > NEW HAMPSHIRE > HILLSBOROUGH > MERRIMACK
M593 Roll: 844 Page: 27
Spalding, John L. 50 M W Farmer 8000/1000 NH
Spalding, Sarah S.B. 50 F W keeping House NH
Spalding, Sarah S.F. 21 F at
Spalding, John O. 14 M W at home NH
Children of John Lund
& Sarah S.B. (Bowers) Spalding:
1. Sarah Frances, born abt 1849; d.
8 Aug 1925; m. George Byron Griffin
2. +John Oliver, born abt 1856
(not 1846 as shown in the town history); d. 10 Dec 1947
Franklin-8 Spalding (Ira-7, Samuel-6 Spaulding (Samuel-5, Henry-4, Henry-3,
Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 12 Feb 1833 in Merrimack NH, and d. 13 Dec 1912 in Merrimack
NH; settled on the old homestead in Merrimack; married 8 June 1858 Eunice Augusta
Parker, dau of Nathan Parker [she b. 13 Apr 1835, d. 1 March 1903].
upon "Appledore Farm,"
which consisted of seven hundred acres of timber and tillage land, situated five
miles from Nashua.
Children of George F. & Eunice A. (Parker) Spalding:
1. Frank Clarence, bap 10 July 1864; died young
2. Claribel Frances, b. 22
May 1867, d. 3 March 1958; m. 30 Oct 1901 to Rev. Charles S. Haynes.
George, bap. 24 Sept 1871 in Merrimack NH
Hervey-8 Spalding (Abel Jr.-7, Abel-6, Jonathan-5, Sampson-4, John-3, Andrew-2,
Edward-1) b. 16 Feb 1828 in Milford NH; blacksmith; married 25 May 1852, Mary
K. Felt, dau of Stephen and Mary K. (Ames) Felt. She b. in Peterborough 11 Nov
Children of Charles H. & Mary K. (Felt) Spalding:
Helen, b. 8 Aug 1853 in Peterborough NH; d. in Lowell MA 16 July 1855
Hervey, b. 13 Dec 1856 in Nashua NH; dentist; resided in Bedford, Ohio; m. 17
Dec. 1884 Hattie F., dau of Alfred and -- (Blake) Ewell of Kent Ohio.
Edna, b. in Antrim NH 12 Aug 1861; m. 21 Nov 1883 Charles B., son of Charles and
ELizabeth (Saunders) Dodge of Milford NH and resided there.
4. +Louis Felt,
b. 13 Oct 1867 in Milford NH
Whitney-8 Spalding (Abel Jr.-7, Abel-6, Jonathan-5, Sampson-4, John-3, Andrew-2,
Edward-1) b. 3 Sep 1833 in Milford NH; Blacksmith; removed to Francestown NH in
1872, and thence to Peterborough NH; married 16 Aug 1856, Charlotte, dau of Zadoc
and Almira (Shelburne) Farmer. She was b. in Nashua NH 23 Dec 1839.
of Henry W. & Charlotte (Farmer) Spalding:
1. Otis S., b. 21 Oct 1857
in Milford NH; resided in Rochester NY; m. 24 Dec 1883 Cora A. Scribner
Carrie L., b 7 June 1860 in Milford NH
3. Arthur H., b. 19 March 1864 in Milford
NH; hotel landlord; resided in Francestown NH; married 2 March 1892, Mary B.,
dau of Mortier L. and Caroline (Brooks) Morrison of Peterborough NH
Jane, b. 18 March 1868 in Milford NH; died 27 May 1868.
5. Walter H., b. 16
March 1870 in Milford NH; resided in Francestown NH
6. John W., b. 12 April
1870 in Milford NH: resided in Francestown NH
7. Allen W., b. 6 Sep 1873 in
Francestown NH; m. 13 March 1893, Sarah J., dau of Charles E. and Etta F. (Savage)
Blanchard of Peterborough NH
8. Katie P., b. 26 July 1875 in Francestown NH;
d. in Fitchburg MA 21 Apr 1899
9. Wallis M., b. 16 Aug 1881 in Francestown
Wells-8 Spalding (Abel Jr.-7, Abel-6, Jonathan-5, Sampson-4, John-3, Andrew-2,
Edward-1) b. 9 Oct 1836 in Milford NH; Was a "marketman." Resided in
Milford NH and died 3 Sep 1865. Married 18 Oct 1860, Helen M., dau of William
H. and Hannah (Shed) Lovejoy, born in Amherst NH 26 Aug 1835.
John W. & Helen M. (Lovejoy) Spalding:
1. Fannie Helen, b. in Milford
NH 20 Oct 1861; m. 8 Oct 1883 Charles L., son of Aaron S. & Martha A. (McCluer)
Wilkins of Amherst; they resided in Milford NH
Oliver-9 Spalding (John Lund-8, Oliver-7 Spalding (Oliver-6, Samuel-5, Henry-4,
Henry-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1), b. abt 1856 (not 1846 as shown in the town history);
d. 10 Dec 1947; married Flora McKean
Children of John O. & Flora (McKean)
1. Hazel Lund, b. 27 Nov 1893; m1) 29 Dec 1923 Rollo T. White;
m2) 22 Dec 1944 Jesse Metcalf
Felt-9 Spalding (Charles Hervey-8, Abel Jr.-7, Abel-6, Jonathan-5, Sampson-4,
John-3, Andrew-2, Edward-1) b. 13 Oct 1867 in Milford NH; farmer residing on the
homestead; married 19 March 1896, Lillie J., dau of John W. and Edna G. (Burt)
Anderson. She was b. in Nashua NH 22 Aug 1874.
Children of Louis F. &
Lillie J. (Anderson) Spalding:
1. Dorothea Anderson, b. Nashua NH 28 Feb
There was a second Spalding family who resided in Merrimack. However I have not
yet been able to verify the information in order to post a correct, or nearly