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furber of Newington and Wolfborough
Posted by: Richard J. FURBER Date: June 18, 2001 at 13:20:20
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Following is a chronological trail of events pertaining to a John Furber of Newington, Portsmouth, Barnstead and Wolfeborough New Hampshire. I believe this John to be the son of Jethro and Phebe(Fabyan) Furber of Newington, N.H.
Through which I descend
Richard J., John J., Frank W., John W., Joseph H., Joseph, John, Jethro.
All respondence welcome.
Rfurber@aol.com

7 Nov 1742 John son of Jethro and Phebe Furber bap.2

In 1766 John was living at Portsmouth and working at the trade of Blockmaker while living at Portsmouth. John Furber married Pattie Marshall in 1767 1. by 1776 they have three children at Portsmouth. The children Patty(1768-1857), Betsey(1770-1849) and John(1773-1835.)

Jethro Furber of Newington, father of John and Jethro Furber both of Portsmouth, dies at Newington, N.H.

1766 John Furber of Portsmouth, N.H. blockmaker, for the sum of 33 pounds, sells and grants to Jethro Furber of Newington, N.H., his interest in estate of their Father Jethro Furber deceased late of Newington, N.H. 20.

1773 John Furbur of Portsmouth for fifteen pounds do give grant bargain sell alien release convey and confirm to him the said Eli Furber his heirs and assigns all my right title and interest in and unto any land or estate in the parish of lee aforesaid which my honored father Jethro Furber late of Newington in said province deceased died seized and possessed of be the same estate more or less. and i Martha wife of the said John Furber do hereby for the consideration aforesaid give grant yield up and quit claim all my right of dower in the above premises. 4

1775 John Furber of Portsmouth, N.H., Occupation Blockmaker, purchases from George and Temperance Walton of Portsmouth, N.H., two lots of land in the Township of Barnstead, County of Strafford in the State of N.H. One containing sixty acres, the other containing one hundred acres more or less. All the land being part of the original land grant in the Township of Barnstead [#59 in the 1st division],[#119 in the 2nd division]. 13

9 July 1778 Stephen Pickrin collector of taxes for the town of Barnstead, N.H., sells to John Furber for Thirty Six Shillings land in the town of Barnstead.(12 Acres in the 2nd Div., and a 100 Acres out of lot#95). 6

8 September 1779 John Furber of Barnstead for 12 pounds sells sixty acres of land (lot#59 in the 1st Div.) at Barnstead to Thomas Westbrook Waldron of Dover. 7.

1781 John Furber sells to William Green land at Barnstead, N.H.

1782 John Furber 2nd married Abigail Lord at Madbury, N.H.3.

On the 22nd of November 1782, John Furber of Barnstead buys 100 Acres of land at Wolfeborough from Jonathan Moulton of Hampton. 60

In 1783 at age 41, John Furber of Wolfeborough purchases 1/3 part interest in a house and land located in Portsmouth from William Green of Barnstead.

1785 Joseph Furber(1785-1856) is born to John and Abigail(Lord) Furber

1788 John and Abigail(Lord) Furber had a farm at Wolfeborough, out of the Thomas Wentworth lot, which consisted of 2 acres of tillage, 10 acres of mowing, 12 acres of pasturing and 100 acres of wild land. He owned 5 cows, 2 oxen and 1 yearling.

26 Feb. 1788 John Furber of Barnstead for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sells to William Green of Sandown one lot of land (100 acres #119 in the 2nd Div., also part of a 60 acre lot #80) in Barnstead. 10.

1790 at age 48 John Furber of Wolfeborough sells his 1/3 part interest in house and land at Portsmouth.
I John Furbur of Wolfeborough in the County of Strafford, State of New Hampshire Yeoman,
For and in confidesation of the fum of FORTY FIVE POUNDS lawful money to me in hand before the delivery hereof well and truly paid by John Samuel Sherburne of Portsmouth in the County of Rockingham in said State Esquire

1790 The first Federal Census recorded, John Furber of Wolfeborough as head of the family and having 2 males over 16, and 3 under that age and three females.

1791 John Furber was appointed by the Town of Wolfeborough as Surveyor of Highways for the town of Wolfeborough, N.H.

Oct. 1792 John Furber joined with a group of town residents in registering a disproval of the town of Wolfeborough at the tax payers expense to appoint a Rev. Ebenezer Allen as the town minister.

1807 Joseph(Furbur) Furber(1785-1856) marries 1st Sarah “Sally” Folsom(abt 1781-1841) of New Market.

1808 John (Furbur) Furber Jr.1st marries Sally “Betsy” Leavitt.

23 October 1809 John Furber of Wolfeborough,for two hundred and fifty dollars sell 31 acres of land in Tuftonborough to Joseph Furber of Wolfeborough. Also on the same day, John Furber sell for two thousand dollars to his sons Daniel and William both of Wolfeborough, two pieces of land in Wolfeborough. The 1st piece containing 90 acres, being the whole of his homestead farm. The 2nd piece containing 3 acres being the Brackett place (so called). 41

1813 John (Furbur) Furber Jr.(1773-1835), marries 2nd Hannah Yeaton.
John and Hannah have
Samuel Newell Furber (1829-1914), Samuel N. marries Priscilla A. Norsles.
They have Samuel N. Furber Jr. (1858-1936)
Samuel N. Jr., marries Nellie Cate
They have
Eldrige E. Furber(1897-1981)



1. Records of the South Church of Portsmouth, N. H., Communicated by Rev. Alfred Gooding, A.B., S.T.B., of Portsmouth, N. H., N.E.H.G.S. Register.v82 p287,294

2. N. E. H. G. S., Register, v25 p286.

3. New Hampshire Town Records, Micro Film at N.E.H.G.S. Boston, Ma.v1 p94. Town of Madbury. Marriages brought to record by the Rev’d Wm Hoopers of Madbury 15 Feb 1793.


4. “Strafford County Deeds, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover N. H.” 1773 v2 p136.
6. “Belknap County, New Hampshire,” Land Records, Micro Film, N.E.H.G.S. at Boston, 1778 v1 p70.
7. “Belknap County, New Hampshire,” Land Records, Micro Film, N.E.H.G.S. at Boston, 1779 v1 p158 Memo; Waldron gave Jno Nelson 40 acres of land in Gilmantown for this deed said Nelson having it of Furber b3 p411 Strafford.
10. “Belknap County, New Hampshire,” Land Records, Micro Film, N.E.H.G.S. at Boston, 1781 v1 p223.

13. “Strafford County Deeds, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover N. H.” 1775 v3 p42.


20. “Rockingham County, New Hampshire Register of Deeds,” The Year 1643-1814, Grantor Index, Micro Film, N.E.H.G.S. at Boston, Ma., 1766 v154 p171.
41. “Strafford County Deeds, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover N. H.”“Grantor John Furber of Wolfeborough,Quit., 18 Oct 1816,” Grantee Daniel Furber et al, Book 92 PP 330-331.

60. “Strafford County Deeds, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover N. H.” v54 pp181,182.




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