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by Emily S. Wilson

eBook Inhabitants of New Hampshire, 1776 download ISBN: 0806313846
Author: Emily S. Wilson
Publisher: Clearfield (January 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 126
ePub: 1456 kb
Fb2: 1693 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Genealogy

In 1776, at the outset of the American Revolution, the New Hampshire Committee of Safety directed that all males over the age of twenty-one sign the Association Test--a kind of loyalty oath to the Patriot cause. In effect this resulted in a unique census of the adult male population inasmuch as the names of both signers and non-signers were recorded, and it is the most comprehensive list of New Hampshire residents available before the Census of 1790. Previously available in two separate, unindexed booklets, the present publication has placed all the names--well over 9,000--in one alphabetical sequence to enable the researcher to find a person and his town of residence at a glance.
Comments: (3)
This is a really neat volume that basically serves as a "census" for New Hampshire inhabitants in 1775. In the spring of that year, men aged 21 and older had to sign an oath of loyalty to the Colonies against the British forces; those who refused were disarmed. This lists the names of the men who signed, and also those who did not. So if you have ancestors who lived-in NH in the 18th century, you will get to see where they stood politically on the issue of Independence.
This book is just an index compilation of the people in NH at the start of the Revolutionary War. All men of age were required to register (declare association) in their towns and this is just a compiled list from all NH towns in one book. The same info can be had on history sites for free, if you're willing to spend hours looking it up yourself. If you had relatives from NH in the Rev War they're probably listed here.
This book includes all the names of those who signed the association test that meant they supported the Revolutionary War.Great for genealogy purposes.