Clarksville, Coös County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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Clarksville was originally part of a large land tract deeded by to Dartmouth College in 1789. To raise cash for the college, portions of the land were purchased by two Dartmouth graduates, Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont, and Benjamin Clark of Boston. The land was cleared for settlement by the Clark family. In 1853, the town was incorporated as Clarksville, but remained known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872.

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Modern town borders of Clarksville in Coös County, New Hampshire.


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in New Hampshire were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about New Hampshire denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Clarksville, visit FamilySearch Places

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Clarksville:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Clarksville:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Clarksville:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In New Hampshire, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Clarksville:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In New Hampshire, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Clarksville town records available online:



Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Clarksville Town Office
408 NH Route 145
Clarksville NH 03592 Part-time hours only 603-246-7751

Town Offices

  • Clarksville Town Office; 408 NH Route 145; Clarksville, NH 03592 
  • Older records were kept at Stewartstown Town Office; PO Box 119; West Stewartstown, NH 03597

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • A small 52 page booklet by C.E. Tewksbury titled, "The Vital Statistics of Stewartstown, N. H. from Dec 1770 to Jan. 1 1888 includes all the vital records recorded in that town during those dates. Mr. Tewksbury was the town clerk and compiled as complete a list as he could. Stewartstown had the local hospital which serviced the town of Clarksville, so many births and deaths were recorded within. This booklet is available at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society Circulating Library. A copy is also available at the Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saint, Route 2, Randolph, NH 03593. The booklet was also reprinted by Higginson Book Co, Salem, Massachusetts

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

The town of Clarksville kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Clarksville kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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