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The town of Epsom, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, was
chartered in 1727 and soon after, the first 20 home lots began to be settled.
Tracing these early settlers of Epsom evolved over the last decade to
encompass this website, home to the Epsom Historical Association. The
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The Epsom Historical Association invites you
to an afternoon of entertainment at the Epsom Public Library, March 22,
at 2:00 pm. Local performers will present another in a popular series of
musical programs, this program to feature songs from Broadway, called 'March
Madness Musical.' Open to the public with beverages provided and attendees
may wish to bring a dessert or appetizer to share. For additional information
call 736-4477. MARCH IS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL MONTH, dues may be renewed at
At the time Charles McCoy was living in Epsom
there was a 'Suncook Road' leading over the hill from Center Hill to Allenstown.
This road is mentioned in deeds as early as 1752, and it was in 1768 that
the town laid out the current road from Center Hill to New Rye. It was extended
in 1772 'partly on the old way' through land of Levi Cass. Early deeds refer
to this road as simply 'the Hill Road' and later as Sanborn Hill Road. The
families that settled on the hill were the McCoy's, Sanborn's and Sander's.
Along with these families were Daniel Goss and Charles Quimby, and at the
foot of the hill, Samuel Blake. Samuel Blake sold a couple small lots at
the base of the road occupied by families of Chesley, Weeks and Hall. The
road is no longer a through road, ending as it approaches New Rye.. .. View
North Road to 107 covers the families that occupied
the northeastern part of Epsom from Pittsfield south to Deerfield. This
includes North Road to the area of Lords Mill, down Route 107. The area
was also home to several lesser known Epsom families, including the Pettingills,
Emersons and McDaniels. The North Road was also where the First New Hampshire
Turnpike crossed through Epsom from Northwood to Chichester and where toll
gate number 4 stood. The Yeaton Tavern accommodated travelers for many years.
Other families later included several lines of Brown's, and several families
who were Quakers and associated with the Friend's Meetinghouse in South
Pittsfield. . View