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.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
First Religious Society in Carlisle, Gathered in 1758
Calvinist Church, built 1832, then around 1903 it became the Carlisle Congregational Church. Sometime in the 1960s it became housing, after a new Congregational Church was built.
Jaffrey Meeting House
The web page for Jaffery states, "Jaffrey Center is the town's earliest settled area and its original town center. In 1775 the residents raised the MEETING HOUSE, which was used for town meetings and church services. Behind the Meeting House settlers laid out a large burying ground; across the street they erected a house for the minister. (The Manse is still owned by descendants of the first minister's family.) A system of roads radiated out from the village."
The Horse Sheds (above and below)
The Horse Sheds
Built in 1810 by twelve parishioners of
the Congregational Meeting House were restored in
1949-54 by a committee of interested citizens,
of which the members were Mr. Carlos T. Pierce (chmn.)
Mr. Delcie D. Bean, Mr. Geoerge Farnham, Miss
Margaret Blaine, Mrs. Graham Blaine, Mrs.
Laurence Wetherll, Mrs. Josiah Harmer, and Miss
Ruth Draper. In 1954 by authorization of the Town
the responsibilities and interests of the Committee
were assigned to the Village Improvement Society.