History of Lee, New Hampshire
FROM: HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM AND STRAFFORD COUNTIES,
NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF MANY OF ITS
PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN.

COMPILED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF
D. HAMILTON HURD.

ILLUSTRATED.
PHILADELPHIA:
J. W. LEWIS & CO. 1882

PRESS OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., PHILADELPHIA

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CHAPTER XCV.
LEE.

LEE was taken from Durham and incorporated as Lee Parish by act of the Provincial General Court, Jan. 16, 1766. A warrant signed by Joseph Sias called the first parish- or town-meeting, March 18th. Miles Randel was chosen moderator and parish clerk, and Robert Thompson, Ely Clark, and Nicholas Dudy, selectmen, Dec. 22, 1766. It was voted “that Zacheus Clough inspect into the affairs of Rev. Mr. Samuel Hutchins.” Rev. Samuel Hutchins was minister when the town was incorporated, and continued until about 1800, when he was succceded by Rev. John Osborn,
who, after about a third of a century, was succeeded by Rev. Israel Chealey. The ministry of the three filled a century.

From 1766 to 1815 names conspicuous in the town, now deceased, were Joseph Sias, Robert Thompson, Miles Randel, James Brackett, Capt. Josiah Bartlett, John Runlet, Joseph Leavitt, Robert Parker, Jona. Cartland, Andrew Demeritt, Joseph Durrell, the Ladds, Lawrence, Wilson, Davis, and E. B. Neally. Besides the above, later conspicuous have been Gardner Towle (removed), ions. Josiah Bartlett and Samuel Cartland, and recently Moses A. Cartland. Of persons living June 20, 1870, Simon Otis has been of note in Lee, now the oldest inhabitant; also Mrs. Elizabeth Hale Smith, who is entitled to most grateful historic mention.

The town of Lee, as will be seen, is irregular in shape. It has every variety of soil known to the same latitude in New Hampshire except lime-soil, with hills, plains, slopes, and meadows; it has meandering rivers and purling brooks, and a famous pond near the centre. At a very early date the town took an extraordinary interest for efficient and successful schools. Its atmosphere has ever been so healthful that few physicians have made it their home, yet many of its inhabitants have stretched their lives into the nineties. It has been patriotic in all our national struggles, never failing to furnish its quota of heroes. It has too small a population for populous and strong religious societies, but has bad its men and women renowned for bold and vigorous Christian action. Although the prevalence of intemperance years ago preyed injuriously upon the community, yet vigorous Christian heroism has wrought for the better, and Lee is now called, in that respect, ‘ the banner town of Strafford County.” It has most valuable mill-sites and inexhaustible beds of excellent clay for bricks.

Wheelwright’s Pond, a beautiful sheet of water, is of historic interest to the present generation. It derives its name from Rev. John Wheelwright, the founder of Exeter. Some time in May, 1690, a party of Indians attacked the people of Fox Point, in Newington (then a part of Dover), burned several houses, killed several people, and carried others into captivity. After numerous depredations having been committed in Exeter and other places, two companies of scouts raised for the purpose started in pursuit, and overtook the savages at Wheelwright’s Pond, July, 1690, where a severe engagement ensued. Three of the leading officers and twelve men were killed, and, it was supposed, a large number of Indians.

There are two churches in the town, viz.: Christian, A. G. Comings, pastor, and Congregational, L. D. Evans, pastor.

SOLDIERS OF LEE IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION

Charles R. Clay, Co. D, 3d Regt.; enl. Aug. 3, 1861; re-enl. Jan. 31, 1864; disch, Aug. 24, 1865.
Joseph T. Cummings, Co D. 3d Regt.; enl. Aug. 23, 1861; re-enl. Feb. 16, 1864; disch. June 19, 1865
Moses Lovering, Co. D, 3d Regt.; enl. Aug. 23, 186!; re-enl Feb.14, 1864; disch. July 20,1865.
Frank Bridges, Co. H, 5th Regt.; enl. Aug. 18, 1864; died May 5, 1865.
Francis Lovell, Co. G, 5th Regt.; enl. Dec. 28, 1863; missing April 7, 1865.
Clonin Jean 5th Regt. enl. Dec. 17, 1864.
John A. Randall, Co. A, 5th Regt.; enl. Feb. 6, 1865; disch. June 1865.
Miron B. McAllister, Co. A, 5th Regt.; enl. Feb. 4, 1865; disch. June 2, 1865.
Erastus C. Davis, corp. Co. C, 6th Regt.; enl. Nov. 27, 1861; disc. June 24. 1862.
John F. Jones, Co. C, 6th Regt.; enl. Nov. 27, 1861; disch. Nov. 27, 1864.
Washington Davis, Co. H. 6th Regt.; enl. Nov. 28, 1861; re-enl. Dec. 31, 1863; killed June 23, 1864.
William Hardy, Co. K, 6th Regt.; enl. Jan. 5, 1864.
William Johnson, Co. E, 6th Regt.; enl. Jan. 5, 1864.
Andrew J. Lawrence, 6th Regt.; enl. May 18, 1864.
Hollis S. Peavy, Co. C, 6th Regt.; enl. Jan. 11, 1864; died Sept. 7,
Andrew W. Locke, Co. D, 8th Regt.; enl. Dec. 28, 1861; disch. April 10, 1862.
Nathaniel Glover, Co. I, 8th Regt.; enl. Dec. 20. 1861 ; re-enl. Jan. 4, 1864, Vet. Bat.; disch. Oct. 28, 1865.
John S. Harvey. Co. H. 8th ltegt.; Enl. Aug. 28, 1862; trans. to Co. C, Vet. Bat.; disch. Oct. 28, 1865.
Edwin, Lamondan, Co. I, 10th Regt.; enl. Jan. 5, 5, 1864; trans. to 2nd Regt. Jan. 21, 1865; no discharge furnished.
Joseph White, Co. D, 10th Regt.; enl. Jun. 5, 1864; trans. to 2d Regt. Jan. 21,1865; disch. June 21, 1863.
Dana M. Dicy, Co. G, 10th, Regt.; enl. Jan. 5, 1864; killed June 27, 1864.
Charles E. Liniscott, musician, Co. I, 10th, Regt.; enl. Jan. 5, 1864; trans to 2nd Regt. June 21,1865; disch. Dcc. 19, 1865.
Enoch Giover, Co. 1,10th, Regt.; enl. Sept. 5, 1862; diach. June 21, 1865.
Addison Osborne, Co. I, 10th Regt.; enl. Sept. 4, 1862; trans to U.S. Cav. Oct. 25, 1862.
Alouizo E. Langmaid, Co. A, 11th Regt.; enl. Aug. 28, 1862: disch. June 4, 1865.
True W. Langmaid, Co. A, 11th Iiegt., enl. Aug. 28, 1862; died May 30, 1863.
David M. Lang, Co. A, 11th Regt.; enl. Aug. 28, 1862; missing Sept. 3O, 1864.
John N. Marsh, Co. A, 11th Regt.; enl. Aug. 28, 1862; disch. Jone 4, 1865.
Albra Piummer, Co. A, 11th Regt.; enl. Aug. 28, 1862; pro. to corp.; disch. June 4,1865.
Lawrence G. Otis, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch.. May 14, 1864.
Daniel S. Randall, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862: trans. to Iuv. Corps Feb. 15, 1864.
Charles A. Fennaid, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch. May 16, 1865.
George W. Hanson, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19,1862; trans. to U.S. Navy April 28, 1864.
Joseph A. Jones, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; died Feb. 3, 1863.
Richard Randall, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch. Sept. 29, 1863.
Bradbury C. Davis, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch. June 10, 1865.
Orrin Dow, corp. Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; pro, to Sergt. disch. Muy 12,1865.
Johu W. Emerson, Co. E, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch. June 6, 1863.
True Emerson, Co. F, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch.. April 2, 1863.
Joseph G. Clay, Co. F, 13th Regt.; enl. Sept. 19, 1862; disch. June 21, 1865.
Israel G. York, corp. Co. D, 15th Regt.; enl. Oct. 8, 1862; disch. Aug 13, 1863.
Stephen Hilton, Co. D, 15th Regt.; enl. Oct. 14, 1862; disch. Aug) 13, 1863.
Josiah D. Thompson, Co. D, 15th Regt.; enl. Oct. 8, 1562; disch. Aug. 13, 1863.
George W. Demerritt, corp., Co. I, 18th Regt.; enl. Feb. 6, 1863; pro. to sergt. May 18,1865; disch. July 29, 1865.
Samuel Durgin, Vet. Res. Corps.; enl. Jan. 5, 1864; date of discharge Unknown
Frank C. Wentworth, 2d lieut. Co. A, Heavy Art.; pro, to 1st lieut. Sept. 19, 1864; disch. Sept 11, 1865.
Josiah D. Thompson, Co. B, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4,1864; diach. Sept 11, 1865.
David S. Bennett, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4,1864; dinch. June 15,1865.
Albertt S. Cummings, Co. B, H. A.; enl. Sept 4,1864; diach. Sept. 11, 1865.
Joseph B. Davis, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4, 1864; diach. June 15, 1865.
Albert W. Davis, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4, 1864; diech. June 15, 1865.
Geerge B. Haley, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept 4, 1864; disch. June 15, 1865.
Charles A. Rollins, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept.4, 1864; diech. Sept. 11, 1865.
Nehemiah Randall, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4, 1864; diach. Sept. 11, 1865.
Jonathan B. Thompson, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4, 1864; pro, to corp.; diach. June 23,1865.
Josiah B. Thompson, Co. D, H. A.; enl. Sept. 4, 1864; diach. Sept. 11, 1865.
Robert McKee, Co. M, H. A.; enl. Aug. 14, 1863; disch. June 9, 1865.
Denis Lahay, Co. F. 12th Regt.; enl. Jan. 2, 1864; trans to 2d Regt.
Lawrence Keough, Co. H. 14th Reft.; enl. Aug. 14, 1863; disch. July 1, 1865
William E. Smith, enl. Aug. 19, 1864; date of discharge unknown
James Fitzgerald, enl. Aug. 19, 1864; date of discharge unknown
James McPherson, enl. Aug. 17, 1863; date of discharge unknown
John Powers, enl. Sept. 17, 1863; date of discharge unknown
James McClay, enl. Sept. 17, 1863; date of discharge unknown
John Mullen, enl. Sept. 17, 1863; date of discharge unknown
Edward Dalton, enl. Sept. 17, 1863; date of discharge unknown
G. Siuger, enl. Oct. 1, 1863; date of discharge unknown

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