picture John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
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          Death: 
         Burial: 
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           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Jospeh Bickford
         Mother: Phebe Varney


picture
John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1742
    Christening: 
          Death: After 1810
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Eleazar Bickford
         Mother: Sarah Johnson

Spouses and Children
1. *Phebe Johnson
       Marriage: 
       Children:
                1. Jonathan Bickford
                2. John Bickford
                3. Elinor Hill Bickford
                4. Sally Bickford
                5. Eleazer Bickford
                6. Joseph Bickford
                7. Priscilla Bickford

Notes
General:
Rockingham County Deeds 110-201 November 2, 1778
Bracket Johnson of Greenland yeoman, to John Bickford of Greenland, yeoman, a parcel of land in Epsom being a hundred acre lot being No. 50 in the second range I purchased of Capt. James Johnson of said county, the original proprietor of said lot.

Rockingham County Deeds 161-102 May 13, 1801
John Bickford Sr. of Meredith to John Bickford Jr. of the same Meredith, my homestead farm in Epsom, part of the Lot No. 50 in the second range beginning at Enoch Brown's land and running westardly till it comes to Mr. Ephraim Davises land, excepting seven rod which I deeded to Jonathan Marston, said seven rods was measured of the North side of said lot containing one hundred acres more or less. John and Phebe Bickford.

A John Bickford and John Bickford Jr. pay tax in Epsom 1793 (prob father and son)
Jonathan and John Bickford Jr. in 1794
A John Bickford and John Bickford Jr. pay tax in Epsom 1795
John Bickford only in 1797, 1798, 1799
No John Bickford 1800
John Bickford appears 1801, and does not appear thereafter.


1795 Epsom Poll info:
John Bickford
2 polls
tillage 2
mowing 6
pasturing 4
horses 1
cows 1
cattle 2 - 4
cattle 1 - 2
acres - 85

1800 US Census for Epsom:

John Bickford
1 male 10 to 15
1 male 16 to 25
1 male 45 and over
1 female under 10
1 female 16 to 25
1 female 45 and over

The census might suggest that one of the children is married and living with 2 children in the household. The 45 and over would be John Bickford and wife.

Deed - June 17, 1807 Reuben Marston Sr., to John Bickford
A certain piece of land, in the town of Meredith, which is my homestead farm, containing 50 acres, it being out of lot No. 4 in the fith range and first deivision, to be taken off the south side of said lot. Also one other piece of land containing 2 acres and 19 rods....except a privilege reserved to the widow Deborah Mead to make the cider which she annual makes in the cider mill that belongs to said farm.

1810 US Census Meredith
1 male and one female 45 and over

Deed - Feb. 20, 1815 John Bickford to Ebenezer Weeks
A certain piece or parcel of land in Meredith which was the homestead farm of Reuben Marston Sr., as by said Marston's deed to me will appear, also one other piece of land containing 2 acres and nineteen square rods, the same being purchased of Reuben Morgan (Marston?) containing in the whole, 52 acres and 19 rods, with the buildings thereon.

The History of Durham traces mainly two Bickford lines. The predominant Epsom line is from Thomas Bickford, born 1640 who married Joanna Libbey. They had a son John who married Elizabeth Tibbetts, who in turn had son Thomas who married Esther Adams. Of this family, sons Thomas and Samuel were of Epsom, son John ws of Barnstead, son Joseph had the Madbury home farm, and son Charles.

The other Bickford line followed is that of Thomas born 1660 son of John and Temperane) who married Bridget Furber. Of this family were sons John, Eleazer who married Sarah Johnson, Joseph and Thomas.

Eleazer married Sarah Johnson of Greenland, and only five children's names are found in Church records: Brdiget, baptized at Greenland, 1723; Ebenezer, 1725 at Oyster River; Eleazer, 1727/8 at Oyster River; Sarah 1729 at Oyster River; and Margaret, 1740 back in Greenland. There is no information on the next genereation of this family in the History of Durham, except three children born to Ebenezer and wife Elizabeth Critchett. By 1751, Sarah (Johnson) Bickford is a widow, meainng Eleazer had died leaving some minor children.

John Bickford is not recorded anywhere in records to date. He is placed in this family through primarily the research done on his descendants. Certainly he would have been a minor at the time of his father Eleazer's death, and with a son born 1766 (Jonathan) he would have been born, say, 1742 or earlier. As a fatherless minor child, it is hard to say if he was raised by his mother or another family. Eleazer is the only Bickford found with ties to Greenland. Both his sister Bridget and Margaret where baptised there, and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was of a large contingent of Johnson families in that town. In all the other Greenland records of this time period, only one Phebe shows as a possible spouse, Phebe Johnson, daughter of Nathan Johnson, who was baptised in Greenland in 1743.

Only the children of John and Phebe (Johnson) Bickford continue the use of the family names Eleazer, John and Ebenzer for several generations. John buys his land in Epsom in 1778 from Bracket Johnson, and the name Bracket Bickford appears in this line for several generations. Perhaps the Johnson family helped in the raising of John after the death of his father.

John and Phebe name children Jonathan, John, Elinor (after his grandmother, whose last name was Brackett), Sally (Sarah) after his mother, Eleazer (after his father), Prisciall, and perhaps a Joseph. His son Jonathan names chidlren Lydia (after his wife's mother) Bracket (perhaps after Bracket Johnson, or his grandmothers father), Jonathan, Phebe (after his mother), John, Ebenezer (after a brother to his father), Priscilla (after his sister), James, Abigail and Mahala.
John and Phebe's son John names a son Ebenezer.
Son Eleazer names a son Eleazer.
And the same continues into the next generation with additional Brackets, Eleazer and Ebenezers.

picture John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Oct 1790 - Epsom, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: Jan 18, 1858 - Epsom, NH
         Burial: in McClary-Epsom, NH Center Cemetery, Epsom, NH
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Bickford
         Mother: Olive Haynes

Spouses and Children
1. *Eliza Lane
       Marriage: 
       Children:
                1. Samuel L. Bickford
                2. Weare Dow Bickford
                3. Eliza A. Bickford

Notes
General:
Buried in the McClary Cemetery, Epsom, NH near his parents. Died age 67

picture John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1768 14
    Christening: 
          Death: Nov 15, 1824 - Chichester, NH
         Burial: in Pineground Cemetery, Chichester, NH
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Joseph Bickford
         Mother: Mary Snell

Spouses and Children
1. *Anna Morrill
       Marriage: Jan 7, 1793 - Chichester, NH

Notes
General:
Death date from Chichester Cemetery Records, died age 56
1800 Census Chichester, NH
1 male 26 to 44
2 females 26 to 44
1 male under 10

1810 Census Chichester, nh
1 male 10 to 15
1 male 16 to 44
1 female 26 to 44

Rockingham County Deeds

R 172-131 December 18, 1793
Joseph Morrill of Chichester, blacksmith to John Bickford of Chichester, yeoman
Land in Chichester being a part of lot 11 in the fifth range and first division of lots in said Chichester, to take its beginning on the westerly side of a road that goes across said lot to then to run on the southeasterly line of said lot to the westerly end of the same, then north so far that a parallel line with the southeasterly side line to the bound first mentioned will contain 10 acres.

R 172-132 1801
Josiah Carpenter, Pastor of the Church in Chichester, to John Bickford of Chichester, Yeoman, one fifty acre lot of land lying in Chichester, being lot 22 in the fifth range of first division belonging to the ministerial right, be the same more or less.

R 172-133 May 6, 1805
John Bickford of Chichester, husbandman to Benjamin Shaw of Chichester, husbandman,
Land in Chichester being one half of the lot No. 22 in the 5th range of first division undivided and to be divided according to guantity and quality of the land timber and wood and water.
Marriage Notes (Anna Morrill)
Records of Rev. Josiah Carpenter, Chichester, NH, both of Chichester, NH

picture John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1607 - England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1677
         Burial: 
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Spouses and Children
1. *Temperance Furber
       Marriage: 1624
       Children:
                1. John Bickford
                2. Henry Bickford
                3. Edward Bickford
                4. William Bickford
                5. George Bickford
                6. Joseph Bickford

2. Elizabeth Cator
       Marriage: 1637
       Children:
                1. John Bickford
                2. Samuel Bickford
                3. Thomas Bickford

Notes
General:
Moved from Scarborough Maine to Dover in the second Indian War, according to Libbey Genealogy.
Info from 350 Years of Bickfords

picture John Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1670 - Sacarborough, ME
    Christening: 
          Death: Apr 27, 1757 - Dover, NH
         Burial: 
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Parents
         Father: Thomas Bickford
         Mother: Joanna Libbey

Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth Tibbetts
       Marriage: Dec 1, 1692 - Dover Neck, NH
       Children:
                1. Martha Bickford
                2. Thomas Bickford
                3. John Bickford
                4. Henry Bickford
                5. Joseph Bickford

2. Martha Allen
       Marriage: 1741 - Dover, NH

Notes
General:
Birth date abt. 1664, and death date according to Libby Family in America, Volume 2, Book 2 (1993)

picture John E. Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1822
    Christening: 
          Death: Jun 1, 1884
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Bickford
         Mother: Olive Ann Estes

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah E.
       Marriage: 


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John Goss Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Sep 6, 1885 - Epsom, NH 11
    Christening: 
          Death: Mar 13, 1962 - Boscawen, NH
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Alfred Porter Bickford
         Mother: Elizabeth J. Goss

Spouses and Children
1. *Abbie W. Sanborn
       Marriage: Jul 27, 1907 - Pittsfield, NH
       Children:
                1. Clara Mae Bickford
                2. Goldie Adelaid Bickford

Notes
General:
He was divorced.

picture John L. Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1860
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 
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           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Alonzo Bickford
         Mother: Phebe Dockham


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John P. Bickford

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Jun 26, 1798
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 
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           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Jonathan Bickford
         Mother: Abigail Page

Spouses and Children
1. *Nancy Bryant
       Marriage: Sep 3, 1824 - Meredith, NH
       Children:
                1. Lavina C. Bickford
                2. Solomon E. Bickford
                3. John Bickford

Notes
General:
See transcribed also as John T.

1830 Census Meredith NH

1 male 5-9 (born 1820-1825) Solomon E.
1 male 20-29 (born 1800-1810)
1 male 40-49 (born 1780-1790) John P.
1 female under 5 (born 1825-1830) Lavina C.
2 females 15-19 (born 1810-1815)
1 female 40-49 (born 1780-1790) Nancy (Bryant) Bickford

John married Nancy in 1824, so the others in the household most likely are not children, but perhaps some of his siblings.

1850 Census Meredith NH

Household of Elizabeth Clark
Elizabeth, age 67
William, age 24
Thomas, age 41
Nancy, age 53
Joseph, age 12
Rhoda, age 10
Lavina Beckford, age 25 (b. abt. 1825)
Solomon Beckford, age 23 (b. abt. 1827)
John Beckford, age 16 (b. abt. 1834)

Lavina C. gives parents on her death record, which places Solomon and John as her brothers.


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