New Hampshire Families



  1922 - Biddeford and Saco ME City Directory, 1922-1923:
     Buzzell, Albin H - emp GMCo h 63 Storer, Saco
     Buzzell, C Frances Mrs - operative YMCo bds 49 Union, Saco
     Buzzell, Fred - filer SLS h 182 Lincoln, Saco
     Buzzell, Sarah O - widow Edwin bds 89 Temple, Saco

Herbert A CANNEY

  1910 Jan 9 - Herbert A Canney d Rochester ae 61-3-22; d on Jenness St, res 4
wks, prev res Dover; b Dover NH 18 Sep 1848, white, male, painter; cause -
apoplectic shock; s/o Jerome B Canney b Strafford NH & Nancy p Wentworth b
Wakefield NH; Dr Edson Abbott, Rochester NH; bur 12 Jan 1910 Pine Hill Cem,
Dover NH [NHVR per Lorraine Brooks].  His obit in "Rochester Currier" mentions
a brother Herman E, sister Abbie E, and unnamed dau who was wife of Fred K
Stevens [per Lorrain Brooks].

Marianner (aka Annie Florence Nute) GLOVER

  1871 Dec 24 - Annie F Nute m in Dover NH Herbert A B Canney.  He b 18 Sep
1848 Dover, s/o Jerome B & Nancy P (Wentworth) Canney {Wentworth Geneal p 203].
   1882 28 May - James W Smith ae 33 white mill operative b Rochester NH 1st
marr, m Berwick ME Annie F Canney of Dover NH ae 32 white 2nd marr [NHVR].
  1906 Jan 19 - Annie F Smith d Rochester on Salmon Falls Rd ae 54-11-21 of
apoplexy, b Nottingham NH 29 Jan 1851 d/o David Nute b Dover NH, was wife of
James W Smithl buried Rochester NH 21 Jan 1906 [NHVR].
  My grandmothers name was Annie Florence Canney....  My grandmother and J
Westly Smith are buried in Rochester cemtery....  Her first husband is buried
in Dover (Herbert A Canney) in Pine Hill cemetery....  I think my grandmother's
maiden name was Nute, but I'm not sure.....  It was when your grandmother
(Nora) got through keeping house for Mr & Mrs Crosley that she visited with my
folks for several weeks....  I had two brothers and a sister, but they were
much older than I and have all passed away.  I was born Sept 20, 1909.  My
mother was born in Dover, Belknap Street, on Jan 22, 1873.  Rhuhamah, Hamie for
short.....  My son Luke Carlyle Billings was born Jan 4, 1934....  He has 3
children, 2 boys and a girl, the oldest Kenneth is getting married June 19....  
She [Hamie] was an only child and her parents separated when she was 10 yrs old
...  My mother kept a diary...for about twenty years before her death in 1943.  
[letter from Florence Billings 17 May 1982 to Wilma T Regan].
  ...Ken works for Continental Baking Co (Wonder Bread) & delivers out of
Rochester...Bonnie [his wife] is a hair dresser....  I only have one son
(Carlyle) and three granchildren.  Ken is 23, Glen is 20 and Kathy is 15 and
goes to Spaulding.  Glen works at Cogswell's in Dover.  My daughter-in-law
Connie works part time at Star Market in Dover as assistant produce manager....
 I only had the one child....  [mentions niece Norma Kenny].  [letter from
Florence Billings 14 Nov 1982 to Wilma T Regan].
  Divorce Record of Annie F Canney & Herbert A Canney: both res of Dover NH; m
24 Dec 1871 Dover NH; sex of libelant, female; cause, abandonment & willing
absence - Strafford Superior Court (date?).


2 boys & 2 girls

  1918 - Hamie and Fred K Stevens by 1918 had received the property ownes by
James W Smith on Mill St, E Rochester NH [per Lorraine Brooks].
  1923 - In 1923 Fred K Stevens bought the Hamlin Brass Foundry in Union
village in Wakefield NH and operated it with his son Harold.  He still has
descendants living in East Rochester.  E Rochester is Ward 2, and Gonic is Ward
3 of Rochester [per Lorraine Brooks].
  Fred moved the brass foundry from Union to a building built on Hancock
Street, Rochester, now Signal Auto Supply [Florence Billings to Lorraine
  1943 Apr 8 - Hamie A Stevens d [Rochester VR per Lorraine Brooks].
  Mrs Hamie A Stevens, 70, w/o Fred K Stevens, a former businessman, died at
29 King Street Thursday morning of a heart attack. She had been ill for about
two weeks.  She was b Dover 22 Jan 1873 d/o Herbert A & Annie F (Nute) Canney.  
She attended Dover schools and had lived in this section more than 54 yrs.  She
was a memb of Bethany Meth Ch of E Rochester for 54yrs & was a former memb of
the Rochester Womens Club, a memb of Women's Society of Christian Service of
the church.  She leaves, besides her husband, son Harold Stevens of E
Rochester, son F Karl Stevens of Hickory NC, dau Mrs Grace Sanfacon of
Rochester, and dau Mrs Luke Billings of Gonic.  Also several gchil & ggchil   
Funeral services were held Sunday PM from Bethany Meth Ch with Rev Norman J
Langmaid, Pastor.  Bearers were: John Wright, Charles Kendall, Walter Heath,
Eben Smith, Murray Novins & Joseph Letourneau.  Burial in Rochester Cem
[Rochester Currier 15 Apr 1943 per Lorraine Brooks].

Ruhamah "Hamie" CANNEY

  Hamie m Fred Stevens of Rochester or East Rochester.  He had a brass foundry
in Rochester.  They had: Harold, Grace & Carl [per Wilma T Regan].


  1790 - Lee NH - Clay, Jn'o 1m16+ 1f [Census].
  1790 Oct 21 - Abigail Glover of Barrington m by Wm Benj Balch minister, John
Clay of Barrington [Barrington TR 1/729 & NHVR].
  1800 - only John Clay in Strafford Co is in Lee NH: Clay, John 3m0-9,
1m26-44, 2f0-9, 1f26-44; listed next to Timothy Glover; also other Clay
families there; other John Clay families in Salisbury and Candia NH [census].

Samuel LOCKE

  1830 - Lee NH - Samuel Locke 1m 60-70, 1f 50-60 [Census].

Other : Locke, Locke Genealogy p121

Tamsin ???

Other : Locke, Locke Genealogy p121

Samuel LOCKE

  1830 - Lee NH - Samuel Locke 1m 60-70, 1f 50-60 [Census].

Other : Locke, Locke Genealogy p121


Locke, Locke Genealogy p121

Philip 1 TOWLE

   Philip Towle - the patriach of the Towle families, now numerous in New
England and elsewhere, came to Hampton as early as 1657.  He is said to have
been of Irish extraction; and the locality in Hampton larely owned and settled
by his posterity, was on that account called "Ireland," a name it still
retains.  The time and place of his embarkation for America are unknown.  Apr.
15, 1664, he bought, as is expressed in his deed, "one messuage, or dwelling
house, with other out-housing therevnto belonging; as also a house Lott
adjoyning thereunto, containing by estimaccion seven acres and a halfe more or
less (being formerly the house and land of Henry Ambrose) butting upon the
highway leading to Exiter with the one end, and with the other end upon the
land of John Marian, lijng between the lands of of the sayd John Marian on the
west and the land of Jasper Blake easterly."  The house-lot here described has
ever since remained in the Towle family, and is now John A. Towle's homestead.
Before he settled down to farming, Mr. Towle probably led a sea-faring life, as
in the deed he is styled "seaman."  On one occasion, he and five others, "for
taking tobacko neare ye meeting house in ye face of ye court, were fined, each
of them, ten shillings according to law."
  Philip Towle m 19 Nov 1657, Isabella, d/o Francis Asten (1) [ie Austin] who
had d about 15 yrs earlier, her mother being then the wife of Thomas Leavitt
(1).  Philip Towle d 11 Dec 1696 ae 80y.  Children:
   a) Philip - b 3 May 1659; m 30 Sep 1714 Martha Dow; d 17 Jun 1717.  
   b) Caleb - b 17 May 1661; killed by Indians 13 Jun 1677.  
   c) Joshua - b 29 Jun 1663; m Sarah Reed; d 25 Sep 1715.  
   d) Mary - b 12 Nov 1665.  
   e) Joseph - twin b 4 May 1669; m1 Mehetabel Hobbs; m2 Sarah Hobbs; d 2 Sep  
   f) Benjamin - twin b 4 May 1669; m Sarah Borden; d 29 May 1759.
  g) Francis - b 1 Aug 1672.  
   h) John - b 23 Jul 1674.  
   i) Caleb - b 14 May 1678; m Zipporah Brackett; d 20 Sep 1763.
  [Dow, Hist Hampton NH, 1893, p999].

  1676 Nov 17 -inventory of the estate of Tho: Carter includes the following:
"Added to this inventorie by ye Administrato/rs November 17, 1676.  Received of
Jonathan Robinson, 14-00-00, from Robert Smart 01-10-00, from Jn/o York
02-08-00, from Jn/o Griffyn 01-12-00,...from Steven Grafton 00-05-00, from
Phillip Towle 05-15-00,...from Robert Wadleigh 04-00-00, about ye mill at
Lampeele river Due from Robert Wadleigh to ye estate 100-00-00" [Norfolk Co MA
Deeds 3 part 2/p22-23, abstracted by Dick York 2/2001].
  1690 Sep 7 - Quarter Court held at Hampton - "The Court Having heard ye case
of Rachell Ffuller & Isabel Towle being apprehended & comitted upon suspition
of witchcraft doe order yt they still continew in prisson till bond be given
for their good behavior of 100# apeace during the Courts pleasure.  Testimonys
put on file.
  John Ffuller acknowledgeth to owe & stand indepted to ye c_____ [court?] of
this p_____ [Province?] in ye sums of 100# for Rachel Ffuller for her good
abearance & Isaac Marston & Josp Rodman _____ Stand bound in Like Some for
Isabel Towels [sic] good abearance.
  At a Court held in d_____ [Dover?] 7th June of _____ [1691?] - The persons
above bound on appeared & desired ye bonds might be taken off, proclation[?]
being then made & nothing appearing to ye contrary, ye court declairs the
persons are all free of ye bonds." [abst by Herb Towle 1991 from microfilm at
NH Hist Soc].
  1696 Dec 18 - Will of Phillip Towle Sr of Hampton.  Bequeathed to wife
Esabell all stock of cattle of all sorts, and all moveable goods indoors and
out to be disposed of as she wishes; three cows, four sheep & tw swine to be
kept for her by Executor during her natural life or until the day of her
marriage, also 12 bushells of Indian corn to be provided by my Executor.  To
son Phillip Towle all the land in his possession where his house stands; also
one share in the cow commons in Hampton & one acre of meadow or marsh at the NE
of my meadow by the great boars head; also my grant of land in the north
division.  To son Joshu Towle all the land in his possession where his house
stands.  To son Benumen Towle all the land in his possession where his house
stands; also one share of the Cow commons in Hampton; also my marsh and that
_____ ground that belong to my share of the great oxcommon in Hampton.  To sons
Joseph and Caleb Towle my dwelling house Bracn [sic?], orchard, and all my lot
where said house stands, to be equally divided between them, Joseph tohave his
hald next to John Blaks lot where sd Joseph's house stands; also to Joseph and
Caleb, one share in the cow commons in Hampton, ten acres of marsh twards the
clam bank or beyond the landing place, and also my share of the upland in the
great ox common, and all my marsh by the great boars head, excepting Philip's
acre, all to be divided equally between them, provided they perform for their
mother as stipulated above; reserving to my wife during her natural life or
till her day of marriage, the use of one of my five rooms of her choice, it to
be kept in repair by my Executors.  Sons Joseph and Calib Towle to be sole
Executors. Signed by mark of Phillip Towle Sen'r.  Wit: John Smith Sen'r,
Samuel Smith & Henry Dow [abstr from microfilm of NH Prov Wills at NHHS by Herb
Towle, 1991].

Other : Noyes, Geneal Dict Me & NH p689

John 2 TOWLE

Other : Noyes, Geneal Dict Me & NH p689

Philip 2 TOWLE

Other : Noyes, Geneal Dict Me & NH p689

Francis AUSTIN

  AUSTIN (Augustine, a general English surname common in the middle counties.
  Francis. His lot at Dedham had passed to Francis Chickering bef. 1640.  Land
grants in Hampton, to himself 30 June 1640, to his widow 13 July 1642.  She was
Isabel Bland, dau. of Mr. John and Isabel Smith alias Bland of Martha's
Vinyard. Cf. Banks M. V. ii.  He quickly d. and she m. Thomas Leavitt.  Known
ch. Isabella, b.c. 1633, m. Philip Towle.  Jemaima, bp. with Keziah, m. John
Knowles.  Keziah, bp. 24 Jan. 1641, called Tucker in wills of step-father and
mother, living at a distance, poss. mother of Samuel of Chatham.  [Noyes et
al., Geneal. Dict. of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 68.]

  1691 Apr 27 - the brothers Nathaniel and Abraham Blake of Hampton NH made a
deposition at Hampton concerning the parentage of Isabel Bland.  They stated  
that they had known Isabel Bland ever since childhood, and that she came from
Colchester, Essex, England.  Although the deposition was made at Hampton, it is
recorded in Dukes Co Mass Deed Book 1:282 [abstr from "The Drake Family of New
Hampshire" by Alice Smith Thompson, 1962, pp. 29 & 32 which do not name her