Henry H. Livermor

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HENRY H. LIVERMORE, an enterprising lumber manufacturer of Wilton, was born in this town, February 8, 1848, son of Jonathan and Dorcas (Holt) Livermore. He is a great-grandson of the Rev. Jonathan Livermore, who was a native of Northboro, Mass., and the first settled Congregational minister in Wilton. Jonathan Livermore (second), grand-father of Henry H., was a prosperous farmer and a lifelong resident of this town. He was prominent in the old State militia, in which he served as a Lieutenant; and in politics he was a Federalist and a Whig. As a citizen he was upright, conscientious, and progressive, and he was an active member of the Congregational church. He married Abigail Abbott, and was the father of two children, of whom Jonathan (third) was the eldest. He lived to be seventy-five years old. His wife died at thirty-two.

 Jonathan Livermore, third, Henry H. Livermore’s father, was born in Wilton, and grew to manhood as a farmer. He tilled the soil successfully during his active period, and was also engaged in mill business. For many years he was a Deacon of the Unitarian church. He was highly respected for his commendable qualities. In politics he was a Republican. He was interested in the militia, serving as Captain of the Seventh Company, Twenty-second Regiment, in 1832, of the Third Company in 1834, and was a member of the Miller Guards in 1845. At his death he was seventy-eight years old. His wife, Dorcas, who was a daughter of Daniel Holt, of Wilton, became the mother of five children, three of whom are living, namely: Abigail A., the wife of Eliphalet P. Dascomb, of Wilton; Mary A., the wife of Martin A. Rockwood, of Brookline, N. H.; and Henry H., the subject of this sketch. Abiel A. enlisted in Company B, Eighth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the fall of 1861, and served with the regiment until June 14, 1863, when he was wounded and taken prisoner in the assault on Port Hudson, and died three days before the surrender of that place. Mrs. Dorcas Livermore lived to be seventy-eight years old.

 Henry H. Livermore attended school in his native town. At an early age he began work in a saw-mill. While still a young man, he bought an interest in his father’s mill and engaged in the manufacture of lumber. He has since followed that business in connection with farming. Besides a farm of seventy-five acres, which he cultivates with good results, he owns a tract of timber land containing one hundred acres. Politically, he is a Republican, and he served as a member of the Board of Selectmen for two years. He takes an active interest in all measures calculated to promote the industrial and general interests of the town.

 On March 23, 1879, Mr. Livermore was joined in marriage with Martha E. Boynton, daughter of Oliver Boynton, who was a native of Temple, N.H. Mrs. Livermore is the mother of three children, two living— Abiel A. and Olive B. Both parents are active members of Adrance Grange, No. 20, Patrons of Husbandry, in which Mr. Livermore has served as Overseer and Chaplain. They attend the Unitarian church.