Town Records at Family Search.org
These are images taken of the transcriptions of the original town
records at the NH State Archives, and copied into newer books,
and photographed by the LDS Church. They are at the familysearch.org
website and not part of the Epsomhistory.com site. They are not
1 town records, volumes 1-3, 1721-1827
2 town records, 1816-1860 vol. 4 and Selectmen Account Records
POLL TAX & AGRICULTURAL
INVENTORY @Family Search.com
Search website has images of the early Epsom town records. The
original town books are at the NH State Archives. The State had
them hand copied into new books, and those books are at the NH
State Library. The LDS church microfilmed them, and the microfilms
are also at the library, and these are the images now online.
From them one can find the page numbers from the original town
books the page numbers of the State copies. Each image contains
two pages and has an image number, and of course, a web address.
The downside is none of the images are indexed, and there are
over 1000 pages. Among the information in these historical records
are poll and agricultural information starting in 1793, and town
assessments (each person's State, Town, School taxes etc.) to
1825. Below, having combed and browsed the images, are links to
the images. Once you find the year you are interested in, the
listings are alphabetical. This is great material that give an
indication of the wealth and life style of Epsom's early inhabitants.
and Agricultural Data from town records, 1793-1825 - links
TAX & AGRICULTURAL INVENTORY FOR EPSOM TRANSCRIPTIONS
the old Town Hall was being cleaned out several books containing
the poll tax and agricultural census for Epsom were uncovered.
Much of this info is also available at the NH State Archives.
Some of these years were copied from the archives, the majority
are from the books found at the town hall. This information will
help place people in Epsom during these years
Land, Value, Buildings, Mills, Carraiges, Horses, Oxen, Sheep
etc. These are LARGE files.
... 1806 . 1815
.. 1825 .. 1846
.. 1847 .. 1848
.. 1850 .. 1851
... 1853 ... 1855
... 1857 ... 1858
... 1859 ... 1860
... 1862 ... 1864
OF THE TOWN OF EPSOM
book was found in the old Town Hall and is held by the Epsom Historical
Association. Not sure why it was kept, though the title might
give some clue - what is odd is that it lists males starting at
age 18 through age 45. Why it stops at age 45 is unknown. Most
entries include age, whether single or married, and occupation.
Many were just in town for a year or two which makes this a great
source to help track people here a short time - and to verify
marital status and occupation - a great looking glass on the town
from 1870-1883 plus 1887-1889 (and with no 1890 census, a great
addition to the 1893 checklist). Nearly 500 entries, broken down
by last letter of SURNAME. Click the letter below: (NOTE: SOME
BROWSERS SEE ONLY TO 1887)
Tax Records -
Transcription of the 1828 Tax Records for Epsom, including resident
and non-resident. Resident includes local, school and state
tax. Non-resident info includes acres, range and lot number
along with tax amount. Also included is the proportion of taxes
given to the 7 school districts, as well as names of those who
worked on the turnpike. [view
checklist of the registered voters in Epsom for the year 1893,
donated to the Historical Association by the Garland Family.
With the absense of an 1890 census, this becomes a useful list.
FIRE LOG -
1891-1931 A record of fires in the town of Epsom covering 40 years
with date, type, owner and remarks.
TOWN SELECTMEN &
TOWN CLERKS 1727 - 2002