Friday, September 9, 2016

1832 Deed for Parcel at Piermont, New Hampshire: James S. Kimball; Aaron P. Gould; Henry Bastow; Life Young; Asa Merrill; John Page

September 16, 1832 deed where James S. Kimball of Piermont, New Hampshire, sold a parcel of land in Piermont to Aaron P. Gould and Henry Bastow.

The deed was witnessed by Life Young and Asa Merrill in the presence of Justice Peace Life Merrill and recorded by John Page.

An enlargement of the description of the parcel:  [hopefully a reader with knowledge of Piermont, New Hampshire, will shed some light on these landmarks.]

The reverse of the deed and an enlargement of the handwriting on the reverse:

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

James S. Kimball (1785-1857), Seller

James S. Kimball was presumably James Shepard Kimball, born November 17, 1785 at Enfield, New Hampshire, son of Ebenezer and Lydia (Welch) Kimball.  On February 7, 1811 at Dunbarton, New Hampshire, James married Ruth Burnham, daughter of John Burnham and Sarah (Andrews) Burnham.   They had seven children, before James died in 1857 and Ruth in 1879.  They had a son James L. Kimball, in case the middle initial is L rather than S, but I doubt that, as James Lawrence would have been only age 16 in 1832.

Aaron P. Gould, Buyer
A record in the collection New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949, indicates that Aaron P. Gould, age 74 and widowed, died in June 1882 at Piermont, New Hampshire.  A mention in the book The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, by Benjamin Apthorp Gould and published in 1895, gives Aaron's birth date as March 29, 1808, his death date as June 25, 1882 and his middle name as Pressey.  He was the son of Amos and Rebecca P. Gould and was a postmaster at Piermont, New Hampshire.

Another death record in the collection New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 indicates that Aaron was born at Canaan, New Hampshire, and that he died of kidney disease.

A record in the collection Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908, shows that on January 1, 1833 at Bradford, Vermont, Aaron married Hannah Jackson.  An entry in History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, compiled by Martin Van Buren Perley and published in  1906, gives Hannah's parents as Jeremiah Jackson and Annie (Niles) Jackson.   Hannah died in 1881.

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Henry Bastow, Buyer

Henry Bastow or Henry Barstow was presumably the Henry Barstow who lived at Haverhill, New Hampshire for man years.  He was born May 28, 1787 at Campton, New Hampshire, son of Michael and Ruth Barstow.  Henry married his first wife, Harriet Webster, on December 11, 1813 at Bath, New Hampshire.  He later married Frances Pierce of Woodstock, Vermont.  Henry had four children with Harriet and ten with Frances.  Most of the information I found on Deacon Henry Barstow appears in History of the Town of Haverhill, New Hampshire, written by William F. Whitcher and published in 1919, as shown below.

Life Young, Witness and Justice Peace

Life Young was born September 14, 1786 at Lisbon Township, New Hampshire, the son of Jesse and Ruby (Richardson) Young.    On June 27, 1809 at Royalton, Vermont, Life married Lucy Curtiss, daughter of Samuel and Zipporah (Morgan) Curtiss.  About 1840, the family moved to Indiana, where Life died in 1844 and Lucy in 1863.  They and other family members are buried in the Charlestown Cemetery at Charlestown, Indiana.

Asa Merrill, Witness

Asa Merrill was possibly the Asa Merrill who was for a time the postmaster at Piermont, New Hampshire in the 1830s.  And he may have been the Asa Merrill who moved to Illinois about 1836 and became a postmaster at Udina, Illinois.  This Asa was born February 18, 1793 or 1794, the son of Richard Merrill and Abigail (Hall) Merrill, and married Rebecca Cummings at Tetford, Vermont, on September 4, 1821.  Asa died in 1869 and is buried in the Udina Cemetery with Rebecca, who died in 1883.

If a reader has more information on Asa Merrill (1794-1869) or feels that the Asa Merrill who witnessed the deed was another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

John Page, Registrar

John was presumably John Alfred Page, born June 17, 1814 at Haverhill, New Hampshire, son of future New Hampshire governor John Page and Hannah (Merrill) Page.  John A. Page married Martha M. Ward in 1839.  He was a merchant and banker at Haverhill, New Hampshire, and later a bank president in Vermont.  He died in 1891.  His biography also appears in the History of the Town of Haverhill, New Hampshire.

If you have corrections and /or additions to any of the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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