Category Archives: Rindge

Memorial Day in Dublin and Rindge

On Memorial Day we took a trip north to Dublin and Rindge to check out some of the items I learned since my last visit there last fall, and, of course, to visit the cemeteries. After bypassing parades and other … Continue reading

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On this day, May 21, 1843

Today is the 165th anniversary of the death of Solomon Shippey, one of my 4th great grandfathers. Solomon’s daughter Ruth married John Smith. Leonard Smith was their son. Solomon is, so far, the only ancestor I’ve come across who fought … Continue reading

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Death records- finally!

I finally got the correct death certificates from New Hampshire, which included the records for Daniel and Mary Alice Dunn, as well as Carl Dunn, Grandfather Dunn’s twin brother. The certificates cleared up a number of questions: Because Daniel passed … 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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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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Murder in Rindge!

One of the Fitchburg Sentinel articles quoted in ‘Dunns in the news’ mentions the fact that Archie Brown, the East Rindge ‘village blacksmith’, was giving up his business to move to Rindge Center “where he will assist Mrs. J. C. Wheeler at the Rindge Hotel, which … Continue reading

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Daniel Dunn, Blacksmith

One of the interesting things to come from looking at all those Fitchburg Sentinel stories was the fact that Daniel Dunn was a blacksmith. His occupation is mentioned in the first item I came across, the sad news, in July … Continue reading

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Dunns in the news

It isn’t exactly front page copy, but these brief items from the Fitchburg Sentinel give you a glimpse into the story of the Dunns in Rindge: July 29, 1896: “The oldest child of Dan Dunn, the blacksmith at East Rindge, died … Continue reading

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