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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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Amherst, NH -- Horace Greeley Memorial

In Memory of
Horace Greeley
Born February 3, 1811.
Founder of the New York Tribune
Member of Congress
Candidate for President
Died November 29, 1872

Erected by the State of N. H.

* Find-A-Grave site with a lot of information.

Wikipedia site.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Oh, I like this post! Although Amherst is not far from me, I haven't see this. Horace used to spend his summers with his grandparents right around the corner from me in Londonderry. He went to school here, too. Perhaps there wasn't a school in Amherst in those days? So about 1/4 mile down the street is Greeley Road where the farm was, and just in the other direction there is a small burial ground full of Greeleys (but not Horace). Thanks, Barbara!

Barbara Poole said...

I'm looking forward in going back, not that it is too far from me, but I want to check out the cemetery and walk the town, which we didn't do. I bet it's beautiful with the snow, as well as in the other seasons. You are welcome, Heather, I'm glad you liked this post.

Elizabeth H. said...

I wrote about my distant relation to Horace Greeley at Thanks for sharing this.

Barbara Poole said...

Elizabeth, How interesting, and I'm glad you posted the link to your blog. I seem to remember the post. Thanks.