Old Town Books Source-
the transcription of the Old Town Books at theNH Historical
Society. Includes births AND other vital records for many
of the Early Families of Epsom.
FROM TOWN RECORDS 1848-1900 Sources:
ETR (Epsom Town Books). Spouses added when known and children's
names added in ( ) when known but not recorded. In parts for easier
downloading - files still large, so be patient. *1887-1900 from
Epsom printed town reports
1 - 1761-1877 Sources
CR (Church Records, as transcribed at NH Historical Association):
ECR (Epsom Congregational Church Records, as transcribed
at NH Historical Association):OTR (Old Town Records from
NH Archives):ETR (Epsom Town Books).
2 - 1877-1920 Souce
AETR (Annual Epsom Town Report)
Intentions - 1854-1900
- Copied from Epsom Town Books held at the Epsom Town Offices.
Book continues through 1920 and are not included here. Broken
into parts for easier loading.
1 - 1761-1850* -
Main Sources are Epsom Town Records from the old town books
at NH Archives as transcribed at NH Hiistorical Society; the town
books at the Epsom Town Offices, and Dolbeer Death Records; cemetery
2 - 1850 - 1877*
- Main Soucres are the Dolbeer Death Records and the town books
at the Epsom Town Offices
3 - 1877 - 1920 -
Main Sources are the town books at the Epsom Town Offices and
printed annual Town Reports.
4 - 1901 1920 - Individuals brought back to Epsom for interment
from Epsom Town Reports.
maiden names and burial information added when known.
Death Records -
Jonathan Dolbeer was the clerk for the Epsom Congregational Church
most of his life, and as such, kept a diary of deaths in Epsom.
The only mention of this book was in the former "Granite
Monthly" magazine in a series of articles called 'Epsom Early
Settlers' (the inspiration for this website), but in turned up
in the archives of the Epsom Historical Association, overlooked
for many years. There are a few deaths record in the actual church
records starting 1815 for a few years. The town books started
to list deaths in 1850, but some years were missed. In 1887 they
were printed in the town reports. John Dolbeer started his list
in 1819 with just listing by year, later he added month, day and
age. After he died about 1857, his nephew Calvin Dolbeer continued
the work until 1874. As such, this is the only actual complete
record of deaths for the town of Epsom, and I have yet
to see it in error.This is transcribed in such a fashion as you
will need your browsers find capabilities to search for individuals.