Family Genealogy - McLaughlin Family Genealogy
Amos McLaughlin, my gr-gr-grandfather, was born 24 March 1804 in New Boston, New Hampshire. He was the son of David McLaughlin and Lydia (Ober) Hull, widow of Israel Hull who served in the Revolutionary War. Lydia received a pension under Israel Hull's service. Lydia and David had the following children; as NAMED by a proof of death for Lydia dated 1840 signed by Amos Stevens and Nathaniel Cofran. Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.
The pension file indicates that upon her death the arrears were paid to eight of her nine children but their names are not given.
- Patty b. abt 1773, married Eliakim Stevens
- Sarah M. b. abt 1779
- Harvey b. abt 1782, married Ruth White
- James b. abt 1792 married Mariah (surname unknown)
- Betsey b. April 1796 married John Stevens
- David b. 8 Mar 1797 married Phebe (surname unknown)
- Thomas McLaughlin b. Mar 11 1800, married twice: Lydia Spencer and Mary Ann Penfield
- Amos McLaughlin b. Mar 24 1804
- Mary married Jarvis Pike, Jr.
David died Feb 16, 1818 at age 66 yrs and Lydia died June 8 1840 at age 78 yrs. Both are both buried in Old Village Cemetery located behind Fiske Library in Claremont, NH.
Two deeds from Woodstock Town Records connect Lydia to both Thomas and Amos McLaughlin:
Volume 8 1821-1826 pg 495-496 - 12 Apr 1825 - I, Lydia McLaughlin of Woodstock for the consideration of Thomas McLaughlin supporting me during my natural life I do agree to let the said Thomas have the use occupancy....being the house he now lives in. Volume 9 1826-1831 pg 323 - 15 Apr 1829 - I, Lydia McLaughlin for consideration of Amos McLaughlin supporting me during my natural life....I do agree to let said Amos have use & occupancy of 1/2 house and barn Volume 12 1838-1842 pg 349 - 20 Feb 1840 - Lydia McLaughlin of Goshen, country of Sullivan, state of NH for $1.00 releases her interest in land recorded V9 p 322 she holds life estate.
From History of New Boston, New Hampshire. Compiled and written by Elliott C. Cogswell, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, New Boston, NH. Boston: Press of Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 3 Cornhill, 1864. pg 369:
John McLauglen - He settled on Bradford Hill, and built the house in which Rev. Mr. Bradford lived. He had a son, John, who kept store and tavern, and was a man of great business activity, for many years he kept the town astir with his enterprises, which were greatly beneficial to the community if not remunerative to himself. A worthy descendant of his may be found in Col. Thomas McLaughlen, son of David, born in New Boston, March 11, 1800, moved into Vermont with his father when a lad, and has been for the last twenty five years the owner of Clarendon Springs, and the the well known and popular proprietor of the Clarendon House, a romantic and quiet retreat among the green hills of Vermont, where thousands from all parts of New England and the great Metropolis resort annually to receive healing from its waters, and enjoy a respite from the heated atmosphere and din of city life. Colonel McLaughlen is a philanthropic, public-spirited man, and a liberal contributor to the religious and charitable institutions of the day.
My thanks to Lisa Pazda for sharing her research on this family.