Category Archives: Jaffrey

An old picture of the Smith farm in Jaffrey

This is a picture of the Leonard Smith house that Mom had hanging in her house. The back of the picture has a notation: “Dunn Farm New Hampshire”, which I think was just a misunderstanding. It is definitely the same … Continue reading

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Re-mapping the ancestors

The 1877 map of Jaffrey mentioned in an earlier post suggested the location of the house where Mary Alice Dunn grew up, but I found an even better map this week. It’s a high quality scan from the 1892 D.H. … Continue reading

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Leonard Smith’s House in Jaffrey

I think there’s a pretty good chance that this is the house where Leonard Smith and family resided in 1880, based on the 1880 census record, and the map mentioned below. The census taken that year listed the residents as … Continue reading

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Mapping the ancestors

Randy Seaver’s blog pointed me to a new collection of maps on Ancestry.com: “U.S. County Land Ownership Atlases, c. 1864-1918“. The same, or similar maps are sometimes available in used and antiquarian book stores, and in libraries. The maps are … Continue reading

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