The History of Old Dunstable

The History of Old Dunstable

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The History of Old Dunstable - Charles J. Fox. The Old Township of Dunstable encompassed all, or major parts of, Amherst, Milford, Brookline, Merrimac, Nashville, Hollis, Nashua, Litchfield, Londonderry, Hudson, and Pelham, New Hampshire, as well as, Townsend, Shirley, Dunstable, Groton, Tyngsborough, and Dracut, Massachusetts. “The history, as prepared by Mr. Fox, extended to the year 1840, during which the greater part of it was written.” Unfortunately, the author was “called away by death” before his work was completed. Charles Fox’s friends prepared his work for publication. Chapters include: The First Settlers of Dunstable; The Indian War of 1675; History from 1675 to 1685; History from 1685 to the Death of Rev. Mr. Weld in 1702; Indian Wars from 1703 to 1713; Ecclesiastical History from 1702 to 1737; Indian Attack of 1724; Lovewell’s War and Lovewell’s Fight; Civil History of the Town until Its Division by the New State Line in 1741; History of Dunstable, N.H., to the Old French War; History of Dunstable from the French War to the Revolution; Revolutionary History of Dunstable; History to the Origin of Nashua Village; History of Nashua Village; and, Notices of Towns included in Old Dunstable (historical sketches of Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimac and Hollis). Appendices include: Genealogy of the Early Settlers of Dunstable; List of Soldiers in the Army, from Dunstable; Town House and Cemetery; Population of Nashua and Nashville; Lawyers and Physicians; List of Representatives; Proportion of Taxes at Various Periods; Value of Silver at Different Periods; Post Office; Inventory and Expenses of Nashua; and, District Schools. Short genealogies of settlers are included. An every-name index has been added to aid in research. (1846, 1983), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 318 pp. 101-F9035 ISBN: 0917890353