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John Page

Birthplace: Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Page and Hannah Page
Husband of Hannah John Page
Father of Hannah Page; Henry Harrison Page; John Alfred Page; Frederick Page; William H Page and 6 others
Brother of Samuel Page and Stephen R Page

Occupation: US Senator; Governor of NH
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About John Page, Governor, U.S. Senator

PAGE, John, nineteenth governor of New Hampshire(1839—42), was born at Haverhill, Grafton co., N. H., May 21, 1787, son of John Page and Hannah, daughter of Rev. Samuel Rice, of Landaff, N. H. His father, a native of Luuenburg, Worcester co., Mass, removed with his parents to Rindge about 1761, and helped build a log house for their dwelling place. By doing sutler's work he was enabled to buy some land in the township; the following winter he spent at the Great Oxbow (Newbury), taking care of cattle, and with his earnings bought land In Haverhill, some of which is still owned by descendants. He was a man of great agility and strength, and it is related that he could lay his hand on the back of one of his yoke of oxen and vault over both. Mrs. Hannah (Rice) Green, who became his third wife, “was a woman of great superiority of mind and characterand exerted a stronginfiuence in moulding the moral and intellectual habits of their children."

John Page, the son, attended school regularly until he was fifteen years of age, and then gave up study to help his father free the homestead from debt. As the years passed he became prominent in the town in various ways; was chosen selectman, assessor of taxes for his district in 1815, was a Democratic representative in 1818—20 and again in 1835; register of deeds for Grafton county in 1827, and again in 1829—35. During the war of 1812 he served as a lieutenant at Stewartstown, on the New Hampshire frontier. In June, 1835, he was elected to the U. S. senate to complete the unexpired term of Isaac Hill and served until March, 1837. In 1838 he was re-elected to the executive council; but in 1839 left it to occup the overnor'schair. While chief executive he took particular interest in promoting agriculture in the state and in forwarding Prof. Jackson's geoloical survey. On returning to private life ov. age spent his time in farming, though be retained an acguaintance with public affairs, and was influentia in securing the building of the Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad. He was married to Hannah, daugliter of Maj. Nathaniel and Sarah (Hazeu) Merrill, who bore him eight sons and a daughter. Gov. Page died at Haverhill, N. H., Sept. 8, 1865

Source: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 11. J. T. White, 1909. page 128.


United States Senator of New Hampshire: June 12, 1836 – March 4, 1837

19th Governor of New Hampshire: June 5, 1839 – June 2, 1842

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John Page, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

May 21, 1787
Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
September 14, 1805
Age 18
Dorchester, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
June 17, 1814
Age 27
Haverhill, Grafton, NH, USA
June 3, 1816
Age 29
Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
September 8, 1865
Age 78
Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States