Epsom Early Settlers Home page

Most of the records in Adobe Acrobat PDF files are listed in the column on the right. Additional links for some items appear with their web page in the center pane.



Town & Church Records

Birth Records

From Old Town Books Source- the transcription of the Old Town Books at theNH Historical Society. Includes births AND other vital records for many of the Early Families of Epsom.

BIRTHS FROM TOWN RECORDS 1848-1900 Sources: ETR (Epsom Town Books). Spouses added when known and children's names added in ( ) when known but not recorded. In parts for easier downloading - files still large, so be patient. *1887-1900 from Epsom printed town reports

1848-1859..... 1860-1869..... 1870-1886..... 1887-1900*

Baptisms from Church Records

Records of Rev. John Tuck 1761-1774 - Baptisms

Records of Rev. Jonathan Curtis 1815-1824 - Baptisms

Records of Congregational Church 1827-1882 - Baptisms 1827-1858

First Christian Church at New Rye - Members & Baptisms

Marriage Records

Part 1 - 1761-1877 Sources CR (Church Records, as transcribed at NH Historical Association): ECR (Epsom Congregational Church Records, as transcribed at NH Historical Association):OTR (Old Town Records from NH Archives):ETR (Epsom Town Books).

Part 2 - 1877-1900 Souce AETR (Annual Epsom Town Report)


Marriage Intentions - 1854-1900 - Copied from Epsom Town Books held at the Epsom Town Offices. Book continues through 1900 and are not included here. Broken into parts for easier loading.

1854-1869 ....1870-1889 ..... 1890-1900

Death Records

Part 1 - 1761-1850* - Main Sources are Epsom Town Records from the old town books at NH Archives as transcribed at NH Hiistorical Society; the town books at the Epsom Town Offices, and Dolbeer Death Records; cemetery records.

Part 2 - 1850 - 1877* - Main Soucres are the Dolbeer Death Records and the town books at the Epsom Town Offices

Part 3 - 1877 - 1900 - Main Sources are the town books at the Epsom Town Offices and printed annual Town Reports.

*Spouses, maiden names and burial information added when known.

Dolbeer Death Records - Jonathan Dolbeer was the clerk for the Epsom Congregational Church most of his life, and as such, kept a diary of deaths in Epsom. The only mention of this book was in the former "Granite Monthly" magazine in a series of articles called 'Epsom Early Settlers' (the inspiration for this website), but in turned up in the archives of the Epsom Historical Association, overlooked for many years. There are a few deaths record in the actual church records starting 1815 for a few years. The town books started to list deaths in 1850, but some years were missed. In 1887 they were printed in the town reports. John Dolbeer started his list in 1819 with just listing by year, later he added month, day and age. After he died about 1857, his nephew Calvin Dolbeer continued the work until 1874. As such, this is the only actual complete record of deaths for the town of Epsom, and I have yet to see it in error.This is transcribed in such a fashion as you will need your browsers find capabilities to search for individuals.

Probate Records

Wills of over 25 Epsom residents spanning 1757-1925

Guardianships (2)

MISC. Church Records

Records of Rev. John Tuck 1761-1774 - Original Church Members

Admissions of Communicants and Renewing and Owning

Records of Rev. Jonathan Curtis 1815-1824 - Church Members

Records of Congregational Church 1827-1882 - Membership 1828 - Membership 1882

Membership Additions & Dismissals 1828-1882

First Christian Church at New Rye - Members & Baptisms

NOTE: In 1882, the Congregational Church merged with the New Rye Christian Church.

Free Will Baptist Church 1824-1860 - Members 1824 -1845 - Members 1824-1860 revised

Clerk's records 1824-1860 OR Read the Epsom Free Will Church Records as Adobe PDF file

Rev. Moses A. Quimby Epsom Diary Entries OR view Diary as Adobe Acrobat file


Students of Joseph V. Wallace 1841-1843 Deerfield & Epsom

Superintentant of School Committee Report of 1850 view as Adobe Acrobat file

Warrants and Minutes of the Marden School District No. 10 for 1851-1885

New Rye Scholars 1858

Epsom Temperance Records OR view Records as Adobe Acrobat file

MISC. Records


When the old Town Hall was being cleaned out several books containing the poll tax and agricultural census for Epsom were uncovered. Much of this info is also available at the NH State Archives. Some of these years were copied from the archives, the majority are from the books found at the town hall. This information will help place people in Epsom during these years

Included: Land, Value, Buildings, Mills, Carraiges, Horses, Oxen, Sheep etc. These are LARGE files.

1795 ... 1806 ... 1815 ... 1825 ... 1846 ... 1847 ... 1848 ... 1850 ... 1851 ... 1852 ... 1853 ... 1855 ... 1857 ... 1858 ... 1859 ... 1860 ... 1862 ... 1864 ... 1888

ENROLLMENT OF THE TOWN OF EPSOM - This book was found in the old Town Hall and is held by the Epsom Historical Association. Not sure why it was kept, though the title might give some clue - what is odd is that it lists males starting at age 18 through age 45. Why it stops at age 45 is unknown. Most entries include age, whether single or married, and occupation. Many were just in town for a year or two which makes this a great source to help track people here a short time - and to verify marital status and occupation - a great looking glass on the town from 1870-1883 plus 1887-1889 (and with no 1890 census, a great addition to the 1893 checklist). Nearly 500 entries, broken down by last letter of SURNAME. Click the letter below: (NOTE: SOME BROWSERS SEE ONLY TO 1887)



1893 Checklist -A checklist of the registered voters in Epsom for the year 1893, donated to the Historical Association by the Garland Family. With the absense of an 1890 census, this becomes a useful list.

EPSOM FIRE LOG - 1891-1931 A record of fires in the town of Epsom covering 40 years with date, type, owner and remarks.

SHORT FALLS CEMETERY ASSOCIATION records, bylaws and minutes 1864-1925

View as Adobe PDF file

EPSOM OLD HOME WEEK ASSOCIATION Records 1899-1935 view as PDF file

EPSOM SELECTMEN & Town Clerks 1727-2002

WARRANTS and RECORDS of the Marden School District 1851-1885. View as Adobe PDF




Births - Early Town Books

Births 1848-1859

Births 1860-1869

Births 1870-1886

Births 1887-1900

Deaths 1761-1850

Deaths 1850-1877

Deaths 1877-1900

Dolbeer Death Records

Marriages 1761-1877

Marriages 1877-1900

Intentions 1854-1869

Intentions 1870-1889

Intentions 1890-1900

Enrollment for the Town of Epsom 1870-1889males 16-44

1893 Voter Checklist for Epsom







Misc. Epsom Items

Epsom Firelog 1891-1932.

Epsom Selectmen &Town Clerks 1727-2002

Epsom Probate Info

Coming soon - - Wills of Epsom Residents spanning - 1757-1925.