Early Settlers

Early Settlers (HM26IX)

Location: Errol, NH 03579 Coos County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 51.373', W 71° 17.138'

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Here lies buried the first and only settlers of Dixville until 1865, John Whittemore and his wife Betsey.
Dixville had been granted to Colonel Timothy Dix in 1805 on the condition that thirty settlers be established here within five years.
Colonel Dix died in The War of 1812.
The town was taken over by Daniel Webster, a sponsor of Colonel Dix.

After the Whittemore's arrived in 1812 they endured extreme privations for three years. A road through the notch was opened, but not broken out in the winter, causing them to be isolated.
In December, 1815 Betsey died. Her husband was obliged to keep her body frozen all winter before he could bury it.
Following her death John moved to Colebrook where he lived until his death in 1846.
He was laid to rest here by his wife's side.
HM NumberHM26IX
Placed ByNew Hampshire State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 319406 N 4969519
Decimal Degrees44.85621667, -71.28563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 51.373', W 71° 17.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 51' 22.38" N, 71° 17' 8.2800000000001" W
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Area Code(s)603, 207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 NH-26, Errol NH 03579, US
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