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FAMILY TREES
in Peterborough, N.H.


Carey | Carley | Laws | Taggart

For other genealogies found in the "History of Peterborough NH,"
and how to request a look-up, SEE the "Genealogy" section of this web site.


CAREY

SAMUEL CAREY, son of Samuel and Mary Smith Carey was b. in Jaffrey, Jun 1, 1779. He came to town in 1814, when his mother, who was then a widow, moved here, and he has resided here since. He is a farmer, and by his industry and economy has acquired a large estate. He first purchased the Samuel Moore place, and carried it on for many years, when he removed to the village, and now owns and occupies the south dwelling of the "Brick Block." He m. Harriet Olcott, 1822
Children:
1. Jane, b. Oct. 20, 1822; m. Munro Johnson of Hancock; d. Sept. 30, 1852, aged 29 yrs. 11 mos.
2. +Willard O., b. June 10, 1824; m. 1st w., Julia Ann Robbe; 2d w., Emma T. Perry.
3. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 22, 1826; m. George Everett; r. New Jersey
4. Warren, b. June 11, 1828; d., being scaled with hot water, June 1, 1831, ae 3 yrs.
4. Samuel W., b June 20, 1832; r. Iowa
5. Harriet R., b. April 26, 1835
6. Almena, b. April 6, 1838
7. John, b. Dec 8 1839; m. --- Annette; r. Nebraska
8. Charles A., b. July 6, 1842; d. September, 1852, ae 10 yrs.
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WILLARD O. CAREY, a machinist by trade, has succeeded his father on the homestead; m. 1st w., Julia Ann Robbe, b April 23, 1827; d. June 19, 1850, ae 23 yrs.; m. 2d w, Nov. 6, 1853, Emma T. Perry, dau of Dea. Ebenezer Perry, b. Oct. 9, 1826. One ch. 1st w; five ch 2d w.
1. Rosa Julia, b. Nov 14, 1849; m. Willis H. Winn
2. Willis H., b. Sept. 1, 1854; d. May 11, 1857, ae 2 yrs 8 months
3. Alice Emma, b Jan 25, 1857.
4. Herbert Willard, b July 14, 1858
5. Hiram A., b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 17, 1860
6. Mabel Jane, b. in Milford, Nov. 5, 1863

CARLEY

ASA CARLEY was the son of David Carley of Hancock. He came to Peterborough in 1812, and was foreman on Samuel Smith's farm many years, till he bought a farm in the east part of the town, where he lived till his death. He m. Kate Barry, June 19, 1803. He d. March 25, 1846, ae. 68 years. She d. Feb. 16, 1867 ae 82 yrs 9 months.
Children:
+1. Dexter D. CARLEY, b July 1, 1805; m. Nellie White
2. Mary, b. Aug 13, 1807; m. David Sprague, 1835
3. Eliza, b. Aug 4, 1809
+4. Peter CARLEY, b. Oct 27, 1811; m. Louisa J. Clark, 1849
+5. Asa CARLEY Jr. b Dec 21, 1813; m, 1st, 2. Sarah B. Pillsbury, 1840; 2d, w. Mrs. Hobart
6. John, b. March 15, 1816; m. Almira Crockett; ch, George A, b. 1849
7. James M., b. Feb 7, 1818; m. Malvina Crockett; 2d w., Lizzie E. Burleigh, 1866; ch., Earnest, b. 1867; Bennie, b. 1869; Alice, b. 1872.
8. Sarah, b. April 8, 1820; m. James B. Campbell, May 9, 1847; r. Manchester; ch., Lizzie, b. Dec 24, 1849; d. Jan 16, 1866; Charles Sumner, b. Dec 24, 1855
9. Jane, b. Aug 14, 1825; d. Aug 31, 1827 ae 2 yrs.
10. Jane C., b. Sep 17, 1828; m. Parker utterfield, Manchester, June 24, 1850; ch., Albert P., b July 10, 1851; d. Aug 16, 1853, ae 2 years; George P., b. Oct 30, 1854; Charles F., b. July 12, 1858.

DEXTER D. CARLEY m. Nellie White, dau William White, June 2, 1831. She d. at Hanover, ILL, January 1874, ae 72 years. He was drowned in the North Factory Pond, July 12, 1844, ae 39 years
Children:
1. William, b. May 29, 1835; m. Mary J. James, June 17, 1856, Hanover IL
2. Mary Jane, b. June 22, 1839; m. John L. Phillips, May 3, 1860; five ch.,; r. Hanover IL

PETER CARLEY has always resided in town; m. Louisa J. Clark, 1849. He has for many years worked in the paper-mill in West Peterborough.
Children:
1. Sarah, b. Jan 1, 1850
2. Estella, b. --, 1852; m. William Delmage, 1870
3. James M., b. --, 1854

ASA CARLEY JR., settled on the homestead, but subsequently sold it and moved to Bedford, where he now lives. He m. 1st w., Sarah B Pillsbury, April 1, 1840; 2d w., widow -- Hobart, of Bedford, 1863.
Children:
1. Sarah C., b May 20, 1841; m. -- Putnam, Lyndeboro
2. Charles B., b. Nov 9, 1843; supposed lost in the Chicago fire, 1871
3. George A., b. Nov 10, 1847; d. March 14, 1866, ae 18 yrs, 4 months
4. Albert B., b. Feb 5, 1851 (twin), d. March 18, 1866, ae 15 yrs
5. Mary M., b. Feb 5, 1851 (twin), d. March 11, 1852, ae 1 yr.
6. Etta F., b. April 24, 1855

JABEZ CARLEY
, son of David Carley of Hancock, and brother to Asa
carley. After a successful term of lumbering in the British Dominions, he returned to Peterborough, and bought the "Taylor place," so called, of James Smith, and erected an entire new set of buildings, where he lived till his death. He m. 1st w., April 10, 1821, Mary Washburn, of Hancock, and sister of Reuben Washburn of this town. She d. in childbirth, August 25, 1838, ae 48 years. He m. 2d wife, Emma Pratt, October 24, 1839; c. He d. Jan 27, 1848, ae 64 years. She d. April 23, 1876, ae 81 years.
Children:
1. David, b. --, 1819; d. Aug 18, 1820 ae 1 yr.
2. Henry, b. --, 1822; d. Aug 11, 1826 ae 4 yrs.
3. Eliza b June 22, 1827; m. John W. Barber, r. in Kansas
4. Mary Jane, b. June 17, 1832; m. David M. Cavender; re. to Illinois
5. Sarah, b. March 7, 1835; m. Edmund S. Hoyt of Warren NH, August 8, 1861. She d. at Portland, Me, May 9, 1869 ae 34 yrs. Ch. (1) Mary Brigham, b. Jan 27, 1866; (2) Sarah Carley, b. Aug 8, 1868


LAWS

THOMAS LAWS was b. in Billerica, Mass., July 9, 1761. He first settled in Westminster, Mass., and, March 26, 1801, he moved to Peterborough, having purchased of Uriah Buss a farm situated on the East Mountain and on the east border of the town. He m. Sept. 4, 1787, Mary Locke, of Rindge, b. Nov 2, 1761; d. Dec. 21, 1838, ae 77 years. He D. April 4, 1844, ae 83 years.
Children born in Westminster, Mass:
1. Amos, b. Jan. 14, 1790; d. March 12, 1795, ae. 5 years.
2. Samson, b. Oct 22, 1791; d. Feb 27, 1795, ae 3 yrs, 4 mos.
3. Amos, b. June 14, 1795; d. Sept. 5, 1797, ae. 2 yrs., 2 mos.
4. + Thomas, b. May 11, 1797; m. 1st w., Abigail Atkinson; 2d. w., Mrs. Bean; 3d w., Clarissa Melvin
5. Mary, b. Jan 19, 1799; m. James Child, Temple 1827.
Children born in Peterborough:
6. +Nathaniel F., b. May 1, 1801; m. Polly Child, Temple, May 17, 1825.
7. Ebenezer, b. May 1, 1803; m. Belinda Wooley; r. Washington.
8. Solomon, b. Nov 13, 1806; m. Olive Johnson, Chester, VT; a graduate of Dartmouth College, 1836. Studied divinity, joining the Universalist denomination. He preached some years at Temple, then removed to Marlboro, and more recently to Ohio.
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THOMAS LAWS [son of Thomas]
He married 1st w., Abigail Atkinson of Washington; 2d w., Mrs. -- Bean; 3d w. Clarissa Melvin of Peterborough. He resided many years in Washington, engaged in mechanical business, but a few years before his death he returned to Peterborough, where he d. June 2, 1853, ae 56 years.
Children:
1. Alfred, graduated Dartmouth College 1858
2. Thomas Marshall
3. Mary
4. Harriet
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NATHANIEL FORD LAWS [son of Thomas]
He always resided in town; succeeded his father on the homestead. He now resides in village; m. May 17, 1825, Polly Child, of Temple
Children:
1. Martha C., b. July 28, 1827; m. Nov 5, 1846 Wm. C. Tuttle, Wilton. She d. Oct 11, 1853 in Amherst, ae 26 yrs.
2. A. Frances, b. May 16, 1832; m. William E. Dadman, Jan 6, 1859; r. Peterborough
3. Albert D., b. Feb 4, 1836; m. Sarah E. Robbe, Dublin, Jan. 7, 1863; re. to Bridgeport, Conn., where he now lives.

SEE Ancestors of Fred Chester Laws graciously provided by a descendant of this Laws family.

ALSO see photographs of Peterborough including the Laws home, taken by Fred Chester Laws in 1898/99.


TAGGART

1 - John Taggart came to town with Deacon William McNee and William Ritchie, with his family, about May 1, 1752 and occupied the place purchased of Joseph Caldwell, "the George Shedd farm," He came from Roxbury, Mass., his first five ch. being b. there. He m. Barbara ---; he d. 1813, ae. 92 or 93 years.
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2 - Margaret, b. Sept. 17, 1740; m. William McClary; r. New Ipswich.
3 - James, b. May 11, 1742; m. Elizabeth Nay; re. to Dublin, 1788; ch., (1) Barbara; (2) William; (3) Elizabeth; (4) Margaret; (5) Rebecca; (6) James; (7) John; (8) Washington.
4 - Sarah, b. Feb. 26, 1745; m. John Swan
5 - Catharine, b. June 14, 1747; m. Daniel Cleary; r. New Ipswich
6 - John (Ensign), b. Feb 11, 1750; m. Anna Eames; re. to Dublin, 1797; ch., (1) Jacob; (2) David; (3) John; (4) Sally; d. Nov. 15, 1832, ae 82 yrs. 9 mos.
7- Mary, b. June 23, 1752; m. Samuel Hogg, name changed to Shepherd.
8 - Rachel, b. in Peterborough, Feb. 26, 1755; m. Hugh Gregg
9 - Esther, b. in Peterborough, May 23, 1759; m. William Milliken; d. March 28, 1790 ae 31 yrs.
10 - William, b. in Peterborough, Dec. 28, 1761; m. Hannah Barnes; ch. (1) William, (2) John, (3) Abner, (4) Sally, (5) Hannah, (6) Betsey. He died March 9, 1844 ae 82 yrs 2 mos. She d. Oct. 13, 1857 ae 91 yrs; r. Sharon
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ALBERT TAGGART, son of Washington Taggart, of Sharon, b. Nov. 30, 1828; m. Mary E. Gowing, dau of Moses and Mary J. Gowing, July 30, 1849.
Children:
1- Florence M., b. April 19, 1850; a teacher in Maryland; m. July 25, 1876, John Doyen; r. Winona, Minn.
2 - Sophia Adelia, b. June 6, 1856.

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p. 41 - SETTLEMENT
Another attempt was made, some time before 1744, by William Mcnee, John Taggart, and William Ritchie, which was confined to the Ritchie hill, on the very south border of the town. Before leaving the settlement they cut a strip of land on the end of their lots, about twenty rods wide, also all the underbrush and girdled the large trees. When they returned in 1749 or 1750, with their families, this chopping had been burned by hunters, or the Indians, and was in good order for a crop of corn or rye. They had abundant crops the first year.

p. 59-60
John Taggart came to town with his family about May 1, 1752 from Roxbury, Mass, having bought a framed house that had been built on the Caldwell place, and removed it to his lot in 1751. His lot was probably the south part of the present George Shedd farm. He is represented in the "History of Dublin" as residing in Peterbough and Sharin till 1797, when he removed to Dublin, where he died Nov 15, 1832, aged 82 yrs. Vide Gen.

p. 93
Ecclesiastical Affairs
The annual administration of the sacrament of the Supper in the Prebyterian form after 1804-1822:
(includes)
Nov 2, 1817, Rev. Mr. Taggart, of Colerain, Mass.
Sept. 6, 1818, Rev. Mr. Taggart
Sept. 12, 1819, Rev. Mr. Taggart

These are all the mentions of Taggart in this book

 


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