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Welcome to the NHGenWeb Amherst, New Hampshire Page

This page was begun to assist folks looking for assistance in
historical and genealogical matters in Amherst.

I have a copy of the genealogical section of Secomb
Daniel F. Secomb, History of the Town of Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H. (1883)]
and I will be happy to provide lookups.

I have a few other USGenWeb pages and am really looking forward to getting back to my roots. My great grandfather was born in Amherst, thirty-one years after Horace Greeley. They both were intimately aquainted with Ulysses Grant. My great-grandfather Newton Timothy Hartshorn was a portrait painter and did a marvelous charcoal sketch of the President. He also served under General U.S. Grant in the Virginia Peninsular campaign as a Corporal in the U.S. Engineers. He also followed Greeley's advice and bought land in Minnesota Indian territory, at the present Pillsbury conglomerate. However, Newton's new bride, upon noting that they were under observation by Indians, insisted they return to the East. Shortly thereafter, a small family turmoil erupted and he divorced his first wife and remarried a much-younger spoiled, rich girl from Cincinnati, Ohio. Together, they had eleven children; born in four countries and five states. They took two different ocean voyages with the entire family. This providedfor an interesting account of the family as told in family memoirs.

Newton Timothy Hartshorn's Civil War diaries and letters are posted on the web.


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