William Badger was an American manufacturer and mill owner from Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He was elected Governor for two terms. Badger was born in New Hampshire. Educated at common school and at Gilmanton Academy, Badger worked after his school years to build a cotton cloth factory, a saw mill and a grist mill for his town. In 1804 Badger was made a trustee of Gilmanton Academy. Badger served as an aide to Governor John Langdon. In 1810 he was elected to the first of three consecutive terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Badger served as Associate Justice, Court of Common Pleas, as High Sheriff of Strafford County, New Hampshire, he was a Presidential Elector in the national elections of 1824, 1836 and 1844. In 1834 Badger won the gubernatorial election, he won the next term as well; as Governor, Badger called for eliminating a new idea for New Hampshire. He had to deal with the breakaway Indian Stream Republic. Badger encouraged the legislature to support President Andrew Jackson's successful efforts to do away with The Second Bank of the United States.
Badger tried to inject new life into the state militia by statute. Additional Information on William Badger from: Publications – A Guide to Likenesses of New Hampshire Officials and Governors on Public Display at the Legislative Office Building and the State House Concord, New Hampshire, to 1998 Compiled by Russell Bastedo, New Hampshire State Curator, 1998
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Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com. It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries. Find A Grave posts the photo on its website; the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of famous celebrities. He added an online forum. Find A Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000; the site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow online visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find A Grave to Ancestry.com, saying that the genealogy company had "been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years. Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history." In a September 30, 2013, press release, Ancestry.com officials said they would "launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, other site improvements."As of October 2017, Find A Grave contained over 165 million burial records and 75 million photos.
In March 2017, a beta website for a redesigned Find A Grave was launched at gravestage.com. Public feedback was mixed. Sometime between May 29 and July 10 of that year, the beta website was migrated to new.findagrave.com, a new front end for it was deployed at beta.findagrave.com. In November 2017, the new site became the old site was deprecated. On August 20, 2018, the original Find; the website contains listings of graves from around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites. Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information and contributor information. Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, on the site; the submitter may transfer management.
Only the current manager of a listing may edit it, although any member may use the site's features to send correction requests to the listing's manager. Managers may add links to other listings of deceased spouses and siblings for genealogical purposes. Any member may add photographs and notations to individual listings. Members may post requests for photos of a specific grave. Although it does not ask permission from immediate family members before uploading the photos, it will remove and take down photos or a URL for a deceased loved one at the request of an immediate family member. Find A Grave maintains lists of memorials of famous persons by their "claim to fame", such as Medal of Honor recipients, religious figures, educators. Find A Grave exercises editorial control over these listings. Canadian Headstones Interment.net United States National Cemetery System's nationwide gravesite locator Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Tombstone tourist Official website
Nathaniel S. Berry
Nathaniel Springer Berry was a two-term Governor of New Hampshire during the American Civil war. N. S. Berry was born on September 1796, in Bath, his father died when Berry six years old, after his mother's remarriage the family relocated to Bath, New Hampshire, where Berry attended the local schools. At age 16 Berry became an apprentice in a leather goods manufacturing factory, where he learned the tanning and saddle making trades. After completing his apprenticeship at age 21, Berry relocated to Bristol, New Hampshire, where he purchased a tannery. In the 1820s and 1830s Berry was active in the New Hampshire Militia, he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the 34th Regiment, advanced through the ranks to become regimental commander with the rank of Colonel. Berry relocated to Hebron, New Hampshire, where he continued to operate a successful leather goods business until it was destroyed in an 1857 fire. A Democrat, Berry served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1828, 1833, 1834.
He served in the New Hampshire State Senate in 1835 and 1836. Berry was a delegate to the 1840 Democratic National Convention. Unhappy with the Democratic Party's support for slavery, interested in other reform movements including temperance, Berry became involved in the movement which led to the creation of the Free Soil Party, he ran unsuccessfully for Governor as a Free Soil Democratic candidate in every annual election from 1846 to 1850, enabling the election of Whig nominee Anthony Colby by splitting the Democratic vote in 1846. In some elections Berry's candidacy prevented the "regular" Democratic nominee from receiving the majority of the popular vote required by New Hampshire's constitution, the state legislature had to choose the winner. Berry served as a Judge of the Grafton County Court of Common Pleas from June 1841 to June 1850, he was a Judge of Grafton County's Probate Court from 1856 to 1861. He became a Republican. In March 1861 Berry was the successful Republican nominee for Governor.
He was reelected in March 1862, served from June 1861 to June 1863. Serving during the American Civil War, Berry was a strong supporter of the Union. During his governorship New Hampshire provided to the Union Army fifteen infantry regiments, three companies of sharpshooters, four companies of cavalry and one company of heavy artillery. In June 1862, Abraham Lincoln desired to issue a call for more recruits to join the Union Army, but hesitated because he wanted to demonstrate that the war effort still had popular support, following a perceived ebb in Union state morale as the result of several battlefield reverses. Berry was one of the organizers of an effort to send Lincoln a letter from the state governors to inform him that the states would respond positively if he issued a call for additional troops. Now able to demonstrate popular support for continuing the war effort, Lincoln requested the states to provide additional soldiers. Berry was an active participant in the September 1862 War Governors' Conference.
During this meeting Union state governors indicated their continued support for Lincoln's wartime policies, including the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln indicated he intended to issue at an opportune moment. Berry did not run for reelection in 1863, he resided first with his wife's family in Andover and with his daughter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He returned to Hebron, where he lived until moving to Bristol in 1888 to reside with his son. Berry died in Bristol on April 27, 1894, at age 97, he was buried at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. Nathaniel Springer Berry at New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources Nathaniel Springer Berry at National Governors Association Hebron’s Governor: Nathaniel S. Berry, by Ronald Collins, Hebron Historical Society
Ichabod Goodwin was the 27th governor of the state of New Hampshire from 1859 to 1861. Goodwin was born in 1794 in the community of Massachusetts, he became a merchant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire working in the counting house of Samuel Lord, becoming master and part owner of several ships, the owner of two railroads, two banks, a textile factory. In 1827 he married Sarah Parker Rice, their daughter Susan married admiral George Dewey. Goodwin was elected a State Representative, running as a Whig, in 1838, 1843, 1844, 1850, 1854, 1856. In 1856 he ran, lost, as the last Whig candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, he switched parties, becoming a Republican, won his bid for governor in 1859, again in 1860. He was a delegate at large from New Hampshire to the national conventions at which Henry Clay, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott were nominated by the Whigs for the presidency, serving as vice-president of the first two bodies. During his tenure, the New Hampshire legislature did away with the Courts of Common Pleas, transferring their duties to the State Supreme Court.
Goodwin supported a legislative resolution opposing the extension of slavery, an anti-immigrant act aimed at the defining of police courts' powers to suppress "intemperance." He supported efforts to regulate railroads. In May 1861, as the Civil War began, Goodwin responded to the first calls for soldiers by borrowing funds against his own name to equip two regiments; the legislature affirmed the Governor's action. He died in Portsmouth. In 1888, zinc a monument to New Hampshire soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War was dedicated in a new park; the park was named Goodwin Park in honor of Goodwin's service during the war. The park and statue were located across from the Goodwin family mansion on Islington Street. In 1963 the Goodwin Mansion, facing demolition, was relocated from Islington Street to Strawbery Banke for preservation. In 1970 the house was formally deeded to Strawbery Banke by the State of New Hampshire. Ichabod Goodwin business papers at Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School
John Taylor Gilman
John Taylor Gilman was a farmer and statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and was Governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805, from 1813 to 1816. Gilman was born in the Province of New Hampshire, his family had settled in Exeter since its earliest days. He lived in the Ladd-Gilman House, now a part of the American Independence Museum, he received a limited education before he entered into the family shipbuilding and mercantile businesses. Aged 22, he read aloud a Dunlap Broadside brought to New Hampshire on July 16, 1776 to the city of Exeter; the American Independence Museum commemorates his brave act every year at their American Independence Festival, where a role-player reads the Declaration in its entirety to festival-goers. Gilman was one of the Minutemen of 1775 and a selectman in 1777 and 1778. Gilman served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1779 and 1781 and was a delegate to the Convention of the States in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 1780.
He served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. He was the New Hampshire Treasurer in 1791 and moderator in 1791–1794, 1806, 1807, 1809–1811, 1817, 1818, 1820–1825. Gilman served as Governor of New Hampshire between 1794 and 1805 and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1805, he was again a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1810 and 1811 and again an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1812. He was elected governor and served from 1813 to 1816 and declined to be a candidate for renomination for governor in 1816, he was an ex officio trustee of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, trustee by election. He was president of the board of trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, 1795–1827, donor of the oldest property, the'Yard,' upon which the older buildings stand. Gilman was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814. Gilman was married to the daughter of Major General Nathaniel Folsom of Exeter, he died in Exeter on September 1, 1828.
He is the first governor of New Hampshire not to have a place in the state named after him. The town of Gilmanton, settled by 24 members of the extended Gilman clan, was named for the family as a whole and not for the Governor. Gilman's Congressional Biography Gilman, John Taylor, 1753–1828, Guide to Research Collections
Hugh Gregg was governor of the U. S. state of New Hampshire from 1953 to 1955, was the youngest person elected to that office. He is the father of former U. S. Senator, former governor, former U. S. Congressman Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Gregg was the son of Harry Alan Gregg, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Yale University in 1939 and Harvard Law School in 1942, after which he returned to Nashua and started a law practice. During World War II, he served as in the U. S. Army Counterintelligence Corps. A Republican, he was elected in 1947 as a city alderman, was subsequently elected mayor in 1950, a term cut short because of military duty, he served again in Army Counterintelligence during the Korean War. In 1952, he was elected as governor of New Hampshire. Gregg was a local businessman involved with the family mill-working business, he was instrumental in setting up the Nashua Foundation, which helped the city recover from the loss of textile mills in the 1950s, by recruiting new industry, including defense electronics firms and Digital Equipment Corp..
In years, Gregg was best known for his defense of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, as well as his contention that the Republican Party started in this state. Gregg was known for a sense of humor, reflected in a small hardback book he published, titled All I learned about politics, by Hugh Gregg. All of its pages are blank
Joseph A. Gilmore
Joseph Albree Gilmore was an American railroad superintendent from Concord, New Hampshire and the Governor of New Hampshire from 1863 to 1865. Joseph A. Gilmore was born in Weston, Vermont on June 10, 1811, he was educated in Vermont, moved to Boston to learn the mercantile business. Gilmore moved to Concord, New Hampshire, where he established a wholesale grocery business. Gilmore became involved with the Concord and Claremont Railroad, serving first as a construction agent, as the railroad's general superintendent, he served as superintendent of the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad and the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad. A Whig, Gilmore joined the Republican when it was founded in the mid-1850s, he served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 1858 to 1860, was the Senate's President pro Tempore in 1859. Gilmore was elected Governor in 1863 and reelected in 1864, served from June 3, 1863 to June 8, 1865. Serving during the American Civil War. Gilmore's term was consumed by support for the Union, including a loan to provide bonuses and supplemental salary payments to soldiers, arranging for the transport of soldiers traveling to New Hampshire on furlough and returning to the front lines.
Gilmore died in 1867 in Concord, New Hampshire and is buried at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gilmore was married to Ann Page Whipple, they had eleven children, their daughter Ann was the first wife of Senator William E. Chandler, their son, Joseph Henry Gilmore, was a Newton Theological Seminary trained Baptist pastor, wrote the words to the hymn, "He Leadeth Me," inspired by the 23rd Psalm. Gilmore at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources Joseph A. Gilmore at Find a Grave Joseph Albree Gilmore at National Governors Association Joseph A. Gilmore at Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, Volume II Joseph Albree Gilmore at American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection