My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Pierce Homestead

The Pierce Homestead was built in
1804 by Benjamin Pierce, a general
in the American Revolution, twice
governor of New Hampshire (1827-28),
1829-30), and father of
Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the
United States (1853-57). Franklin
Pierce was born in Hillsboro November
23, 1804 and the family occupied
this dwelling shortly thereafter.

Built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce
Officer in the Revolutionary War
and Governor of New Hampshire in 1827-1829
Birthplace of his son Franklin Pierce
Fourteenth President of
The United States

Restored and Given to the
State of New Hampshire in 1925
as a Memorial to
Major Frederick A. Kendall
U. S. Army 1861 - 1884 and
Virginia Hutchinson Kendall
by their son
Captain Hayward Kendall  U. A. Army 1917-1919